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All the latest news and updates from across the arts, culture and heritage community in Reading.

Reading's own Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra

First ever public vote announced for classical music’s major awards

The 2021 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards will take place at London’s Wigmore Hall on Monday 1 November. And Reading's own Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra have been shortlisted for the public vote Inspiration Award - introduced last year for those who brightly inspired the nation in the first months of lockdown, commending professional and non-professional musicians alike.

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‘Welcome to Reading’ Volunteer Ambassadors

‘Welcome to Reading’ Volunteer Ambassadors up and running at Reading Station

A new volunteer-led scheme to welcome visitors to Reading is up and running at Reading Station but more volunteers are needed. Organised by Reading UK, a team of local volunteers is providing an information service to visitors arriving by train, playing their part in Reading’s economic recovery by providing a warm welcome, local information and directions.

Celebrate Vintage Vinyl Weekend This September

Celebrate Vintage Vinyl Weekend This September

Reading’s oldest record shop, The Sound Machine welcomes the return of Vintage Vinyl Weekend, where music enthusiasts can get their hands on some of the best stock in the UK over two days this September.

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Launchpad's Big Sleep Out at home 2021

Announcing Launchpad's Big Sleep Out at home 2021

Launchpad’s Big Sleep Out at home is back for another year, asking people to brave the outdoors for one night in their garden over the weekend of World Homeless Day.

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