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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 & EVENTS

  • Whiteknights Studio Trail comes to Town wstlogorectangleFriday 18 November 6:30pm – 9:00pm and Saturday 19 November 9:30am – 4:30pm Haslams Estate Agents Ltd, 159 Friar St, Reading, Berkshire RG1 1HE
  • Tiles 117Fantastic tile painting in Broad Street on Friday. We’re putting them up here, click the Forbury Lion tile to see them.
  • Volunteering Fair volunteeringfairJoin us in Broad Street on Friday 28 October anytime 11 to 4 to have a go at tile decorating and see some of the great volunteering activities in Reading. more info
  • The Kennet’s work of art image The river Kennet puts its own artwork into our Reading and its Rivers exhibition, sound and light in the Turbine House. A video posted by Rgspaces (@rgspaces) on Sep 12, 2016 at 11:10pm PDT
  • Reading & its Rivers video imageLocal photographer Nina Hesse very kindly made this time lapse video of the setting-up, viewing and taking-down of our Reading & its Rivers exhibition in the great Turbine House space. https://youtu.be/7pe2pd4IbK8?rel=0
  • Reading and its Rivers visitors’ book wordle809 people visited our Reading and its Rivers exhibition in the Turbine House and the Family Trail around Blake’s Lock during Heritage Open Days September 2016. Here are the quotes from the visitors’ book.
  • Family Heritage Trail fishWe’ve commissioned a trail around the Blake’s Lock site (next to Bel and the Dragon Restaurant). Come along and pick up your free booklet and pencil and explore this quirky piece of Reading’s Heritage. You can check your answers here too.
  • Reading & its Rivers exhibition 3/31/04...photo © Sam Frost...phone 07790 900704..email sam@samfrostphotos.com...
photo shows the new Riverside Museum at Blakes Lock, Reading.23 Reading-based artists are showing works around the theme of Reading and its rivers in the Turbine House, Blake’s Lock, 8-11 September. Open each day from 10am-6pm entrance is free. Photo (c) Reading Museum
  • Tricycle in Jacksons! jacksons windowOur Information Tricycle is in the window of this iconic Reading building thanks to Reading Bicycle Kitchen. Here it’s emblazoned with Reading Fringe Festival (20-24 July 2016) info.
  • Tricycle map tricyclemapYou can see all the places our Information Tricycle has been to on this map.

PROJECTS

  • The Things Network Reading litter picking with gpsRG Spaces is joining in this ambitious project to create a community led infrastructure covering the whole of Reading. Artists, entrepreneurs, students, hobbyists and everyone will be able to try out innovative Internet of Things projects. TTN Reading has loaned us a GPS tracking box which you can see on the back of the information ...
  • 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.