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“IS A MUCH MALIGNED TOWN. TOO MANY PEOPLE SEE IT ONLY FROM THE RAILWAY AND DISMISS IT AS A MODERN PLACE…NO TOWN IN THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND HIDES ITS ATTRACTIONS MORE SUCCESSFULLY FROM THE VISITOR.”

We agree with John Betjeman! We are a new local charity based in Reading. We aim to work with partners to help enhance some of Reading’s cultural & heritage spaces (both real & virtual) and everyone’s understanding & enjoyment of them.

NEWS

  • Meadow madness imageLots of fun at Forbury Gardens start of Children’s Festival. Here’s the BFG who has just caught our new Lion.
  • Beat the Street with the Tricycle A family using the Beat the Street box outside Bowery DistrictEarn bonus points with Beat the Street if you find the tricycle with the beat box. Here’s the first family that did it – at The Bowery District during the Are You Listening Festival.
  • Tricycle map tricycle mapYou can see all the events that our information tricycle has been to on this map.
  • GPS around Reading litter picking with gpsWe are experimenting with The Things Network Reading on putting the information tricycle onto the ‘Internet of Things’. You may see us with a plastic box on the back of the tricycle – this is testing out sending the tricycle’s position to the network, and from that to our map. Click the map to get ...

EVENTS

  • Tomorrow’s Reading 7 May at Green Park Tomorrows Reading Flyer_May2016We’ll be there showing you how to get your tricycle onto the Internet of Things. See you there.
  • RG Spaces @ The Turbine House 8-11 September 2016 Turbine HouseAs part of Reading’s Year of Culture 2016 and to coincide with National Heritage Open Days we are mounting a specially selected art exhibition ‘Reading and its Rivers’ together with special Reading-based books by Two Rivers Press, special deals at Bel and the Dragon and a special family trail. Step out over the river ...

PROJECTS

  • Mobile information point IMG_4801We’re running a mobile information point around town with the support of and supporting Reading’s Year of Culture 2016 as well as helping to spread the word about other local events.
  • iOpener two rivers and a canalMaking trails around Reading and its environs to enhance people’s appreciation of their town and its surroundings.
  • iMuse interfacea programme of short projects demonstrating how IT can help small and medium sized museums and galleries become more accessible and fun – without spending very large sums of money!

  • If you’d like to contact us please use this form. We are rather small, and with just voluntary helpers, but aim to look at and respond to messages within 1-2 days.