All the latest news and updates from across the arts, culture and heritage community in Reading.
First Names Confirmed For Market Yard – New Venue Opening Friday 12th November
Reading will have a brand new venue with an entertainment-led food and drinks market from Friday 12th November with the opening of new 1,200 capacity indoor events space Market Yard at Printhouse. The former print works, once home to the Reading Post, will boast three rooms and an outdoor terrace hosting a whole range of entertainment including big name bookings to welcome you for the opening weekend, November 12th to 14th and beyond.
The Festival of Digital Disruption is back in town
Now in its seventh year, The Festival of Digital Disruption is back 18th - 22nd October. It will be live streamed from The Curious Lounge and the aim of the week is to inspire people to pursue a career, or start their own business, in the creative, digital or tech sectors.
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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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An exciting new participatory public art project is underway
Reading artists and local organisations and groups are being invited to work together to develop designs for a new three-dimensional public art piece. The final piece will be sited in a prominent location in a new residential development on Weldale Street, Reading.
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‘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.
Building for Progress
Progress Theatre are raising funds to cover the cost of much-needed renovations to increase the size of the foyer, replace their washrooms with unisex facilities, and adding a new accessible toilet - helping to make their venue more accessible to all. Progress Theatre strives to be inclusive and to engage with the entire local community, encouraging participation from people who may otherwise find it difficult to access theatre and the arts.