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

The second week of the festival was back at Reading's Concert Hall, this time with the London Mozart Players. With thanks to Graham and Joanne Barker. Read a personal account here >>>





Feast of Strangers

Theodore Zeldin's Feast of Strangers was a thought-provoking event. Read a personal account here >>>







GRRRL - In Place of War

GRRRL took over Reading's historic concert with an infectious energy! Read a personal account here >>>







Local heroes announced

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. Photographer Salvo Toscano will be taking portraits this month.

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We're looking for:
  • walkabout brass band players
  • singers who can pick up a tune on the day
  • people who like to move and dance and who would love being part of a procession (with light umbrellas!)

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The Midnight Run Artists Announcement

The artists for one of the Festival's closing events on Saturday 15th September, The Midnight Run, have now been announced. More information >>>





Interview with Salvo Toscano

Photography by Salva Toscano

We sat down with local photographer Salvo Toscano to discuss his new project 'Local Heroes' in association with the Reading-on-Thames Festival. More information >>>










Arena Events

This 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 centre an attractive place to visit. This year, the BID has worked with the Reading on Thames Festival to commission two weekends of free arts and culture spectaculars. More information >>>




Paid roles at the Reading on Thames Festival 2018 (Positions Filled)

Reading on Thames Festival is offering a number of paid roles as part of the 2018 Festival. Working with the Festival Director and Producer, the Festival is looking for a Festival Co-ordinator to manage the volunteer team and Festival Stewards to assist with the delivery of an enjoyable and safe experience for Festival audiences across outdoor sites and indoor venues. More information >>>


Artist call out: The Midnight Run - 19 July 2018

Four commissions are available for the Festival event, The Midnight Run, a 6 hour urban walking experience, that will take participants across Reading on a night-time cultural journey through Reading’s urban, hidden, and waterside spaces.

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Volunteer at the Festival - 19 July 2018

From performing with Cirque Bijou to working in the festival office or running an information desk, there is a wide range of volunteer opportunities as part of this year’s Reading on Thames Festival, which takes place between 6 - 16 September 2018 across Reading town centre and its waterways and canals.

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Festival programme announced - 12 July 2018

The programme for this year's festival (6-16 September 2018) has been announced, and it includes an international revolutionary female concert, an outdoor circus spectacular and a conversational feats,.among the many events.

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Festival Director appointed - 15 November 2017

Anna Doyle, Festival Director, Reading on Thames Festival 2018Reading UK is delighted to announce that Anna Doyle has been appointed as Festival Director for the Reading-on-Thames Festival 2018.

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