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

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Local punks launch Christmas charity single

Local punk band Missing The Scene chose to do the impossible - record and produce a Christmas single and music video in 3 weeks to help raise the vital funds New Beginnings Reading need to help them continue to do their amazing work.

Reading's High Street Heritage Action Zone

Oxford Road Community Call Out - Reading's High Street Heritage Action Zone

Are you a community group or organisation based in the Oxford Road area?

Would you like to be involved in a cultural project to celebrate the history and diverse cultures of the Oxford Road?  

Reading Borough Council is looking to work with groups, organisations and communities from the Oxford Road area to discover creative opportunities and develop new projects with local people that celebrates the history and diverse cultures of the area as part of Reading's High Street Heritage Action Zone Cultural Programme. Small grants of up to £4,000 could be yours to set up and run your creative project idea with the members of your group and/or your local community 

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Market Yard – New Venue Opening 26th November

Full line-up and new opening date announced for Market Yard Printhouse

Friday 26th November is the new opening date for Market Yard Printhouse, with a full calendar of events to take place during its five week run featuring big name DJs, live acts (including chart toppers East 17), drag queen dancers, stand-up comedy, a power ballad singalong night, the UK’s no. 1 Adele tribute act and much more.

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Mentors revealed for Reading's new participatory art project

Our Domain, the exciting new participatory public art project, is offering young and emerging artists an exceptional opportunity to work with an outstanding team of Mentors with extensive experience in the art world, and Technical Advisors skilled in structural engineering, mechanical services and more.

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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.