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

Launchpad eggs-cited to announce the Pancake Race is back!

Launchpad eggs-cited to announce the Pancake Race is back!

Launchpad is very eggs-cited to announce their much-loved Pancake Race is back for 2022 after being forced to cancel the event last year. The charity is inviting local businesses to sign up for some flipping great fun and batter it out on Broad Street – all to raise vital funds for people who are homeless in Reading.

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Reading Rep Theatre Shortlisted For Theatre Building Of The Year In The Stage Awards 2022

Reading Rep Theatre, led by Founding Artistic Director Paul Stacey and Executive Director Nick Thompson, today announces that they have been shortlisted for Theatre Building of the Year in The Stage Awards 2022, alongside Hall for Cornwall and Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The Stage awards launched in 2010 to recognise and celebrate the full scope of British theatre. It has recognised 85 winners over the years, from national theatres and large-scale organisations to pub theatres and touring companies.

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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.

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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.