Young People’s Mental Health Pilot

11 April 2019

Apply for funding to deliver an innovative artistic project to research, trial and develop art, culture or heritage activities that will impact on children and young people’s mental health. Reading Borough Council seeks to appoint an organisation to develop and run a pilot project focused on understanding needs and improving the mental health of children … Read More

Reading Cultural Awards 2019 nominations open

29 March 2019

Celebrate the best of Reading’s great arts, cultural and heritage scene Nominations are now open for the 2019 Reading Cultural Awards.  Following a hugely successful second year in 2018, Reading UK is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the 2019 Awards. The Reading Cultural Awards celebrate the best of Reading’s arts, culture … Read More

The High Sheriff of Berkshire’s Concert with The London Mozart Players

13 September 2018

A personal account of one of this year’s Reading-on-Thames Festival events by Megan Siarey, festival marketing intern.  Reading’s Concert Hall was once again taken over by the soaring melodies of music, this time from the London Mozart Players. This event was kindly sponsored by the High Sheriff of Berkshire, Graham Barker. As Graham said in … Read More

Local Heroes announced!

13 September 2018

The Local Heroes commission is to document in portrait people who have done something amazing for our town. The selected nominees represent the broad spectrum of Reading’s cultural, social and community life. Reviewing the nominations were Larry Watson from the Rising Sun Arts Centre, Mary Genis from CultureMix, and Steph Weller, Reading on Thames Festival … Read More


12 September 2018

Internationally renowned showmakers Cirque Bijou have created a new event for the Reading-on-Thames festival – and you can be part of it!  Event: Reading-on-Thames Festival, A Circus SoireeLocation: Caversham Court Gardens, Church Rd, Reading RG4 7ADArrival: 3pm (singers; dancers); 4pm (marching band players)Event times: 18:30-21:00Rehearsal on the day: There will be a run through for everyone at 5pm, where we will top and … Read More

The Midnight Run Artist Announcement

11 September 2018

The Midnight Run (MNR) lands in Reading on Saturday, to take you on a walking, arts-filled, night-time cultural journey through the town’s hidden and urban spaces. Bringing together strangers and local artists, MNR will see you explore, play and create, whilst Reading sleeps. The MNR aims to break down social barriers and provide a platform … Read More

GRRRL – In Place of War, Thursday 6th September 2018

8 September 2018

An personal account of one of this year’s Reading-on-Thames Festival events by Megan Siarey, festival marketing intern.  Reading-on-Thames Festival 2018 began the rainy evening of Thursday 6th September 2018 at Reading’s historic Concert Hall. The opening event GRRRL artists were from all corners of the world and came together under the charity In Place of … Read More

Theodore Zeldin’s Feast of Strangers, Friday 7th September 2018

8 September 2018

A personal account of one of this year’s Reading-on-Thames Festival events by Megan Siarey, festival marketing intern and volunteer at the event.  Feast of Strangers with Theodore Zeldin, a renowned Oxford University philosopher, historian and author, was an event that had a massive impact on me and was one of the highlights of this year’s … Read More

Interview with Salvo Toscano

16 August 2018

We sat down with Salvo Toscano and talked about his new commission ‘Local Heroes’ in association with Reading-on-Thames Festival. Salvo is a Reading based photographer, for him photography is a way to “document and appreciate what I see and experience, observing aspects related to place and belonging. Images of people, things and places, on their own … Read More

ARENA Events

10 August 2018

ARENA town centre arts programme ties up with Reading on Thames FestivalThis summer’s town centre free arts programme will preview some of the great events lined up for September’s Reading on Thames Festival, starting this Saturday 11 August.The ARENA programme is funded by Reading Business Improvement District (BID) as part of its work to make the town … Read More