15. Project reports

Acacias Heritage Open Days (project lead Annette) report is at http://rgspaces.org.uk/6852-2/ you need pwd acaciashod

Holbrook Gallery: (project lead Jenny) Library had taken over maintaining website with exhibition info but RBC network now refusing to let them log in, being pursued, for now AH taken back updating. Budget still underused, Jenny pursuing build of a purpose designed bench. Trustees to approve. Equaliteas over Jenny’s exhibition quite popular, over 100 quiz leaflets taken and steady stream of visitors, including the 2 Reading MPs. Cakes excellent and enormous (left overs donated to Library staff). Still awaiting invoice for £180 from Nomad Bakery.

Equinox sculpture (lead Gill Williamson). Several hundred people decorated the ceramic cylinders for this sculpture based on Fibonacci series. Our involvement is insurance (checked with Zurich, no extra £ required) and an online and printed quiz. Pangbourne Parish Council has asked for it to extended by a further week.

100 Pictures of Reading (lead Liz Kerry) exhibited at Waterfest, East Reading Festival, Pembroke Residential Home Fete and Earley Green Fair. Encouraging how the small paintings helped discussion on places. Artist currently quiet so don’t know whether projected exhibition in Holbrook is still on.

Neither the major bid to the European Social Fund, Mark Stanley et al, for a digital centre nor the Creative Canal, UoR Architecture, bids were successful. Our involvement was just support, not of a vast financial kind. The OHOS RBC bid for the Keep should hear from HLF in December where we have pledged £5k.

iMuse (Annette) – this is just a loose collection of IT based activities for visitors which was inherited from AACT Recently it’s had more activities added (jigsaw, scratch card, quiz). Reason for noting it here is that it, along with £5k for IT related stuff, is what RG Spaces has promised to set up for the OHOS Keep project should they get the HLF funding. We need to remember.

Relics in the Minster (Martin Andrews et al) Annette and Jenny unilaterally agreed to a budget of £200 (+ £100 from underspent Holybrook Gallery project) to help fund materials etc.

Turbo Charged (Annette) – Turbine House – how to progress (if at all: the Univ’s Creative Canal bid was not successful, though deemed fundable; 3D work in advance of the Keep is progressing slightly differently via UoR Chemistry/Pharmacy equipment; no response from RM on the report; website just sitting there).

Vote 100 Reading

RG Spaces is running a couple of events to celebrate 100 years of (some) women being allowed to vote in UK Parliamentary elections and 90 years of universal suffrage (when most people over 21 got the vote)

On June 22 and 23 2018 we are running Equaliteas in the Central Library Reading – free tea and cake 2.30 to 4.30pm

Click to go to our Equalitea quiz

On the weekends of 8 and 9 and 15 and 16 September 2018 we are opening the Acacias, London Rd during the national Heritage Open Days 12noon to 6pm

Risk Assessments

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With the help of Mark from @MarkStanleyUK and Mike the Bee of RLab, Reading’s Hackspace, we are experimenting with a GPS sensor to put our @Reading2016 Information Tricycle on
The Things Network in Reading

You can see where the GPS sensor has been (and when, relative to today) and The Things Network gateways that were used, and you can get a sense of the relative SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) and RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication)

Select what you’d like mapped

Move around the map to see tricycles in different colours indicating the different gateways.
Min SNR: Max SNR: Min RSSI: Max RSSI: (the closer to 0 the better for RSSI – is the right thing being shown here?)

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Tricycle GPS map


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Click here to see the places the tricycle has acted as an Information Point.

With the help of Mark from @MarkStanleyUK and Mike the Bee of RLab, Reading's Hackspace, we are experimenting with a GPS sensor to put our @Reading2016 Information Tricycle on The Things Network in Reading.

Initially, the box was carried by hand or stationed on the tricycle's sidekick (a Brompton foldup bicycle). Now (from late March 2016)it's mounted on the tricycle for real.

You can see where the GPS sensor has been (and when, relative to today) and The Things Network gateways that were used, and you can get a sense of the relative SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) and RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication) by the opacity of a tricycle, depending on which map you choose to display.

Select what you'd like mapped
Move around the map to see different colours indicating the different gateways.

ALL: on this map all data points are mapped - fainter=longer ago; the number=number of TTN gateways reached

space for map

Minsats: 5 Total points: 0 Min SNR: 99999 Max SNR: -99999 Min RSSI: 99999 Max RSSI: -99999

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Highest ever Splat Medusa score

Our tent at the Festival was buzzing with visitors – and one scored a straight 100 on Splat Medusa, a record. We also had dozens of Ure Museum mugs painted, lots of interest in the East Reading Connections stand, the London Road Heritage Trail, Ladybird Book and Artist in the Harris Garden mini-apps. Thanks to the Festival organisers for a good day. You can play splat.imuse.org.uk from the comfort of your own iPad (or even PC) if you’d like some practice.

iMuse & iOpener move to RG spaces

The iMuse and iOpener programmes run by the charity Access-Ability Communications Technology (AACT) are moving to RG spaces in Summer 2015. iMuse works with museums and galleries locally to seek lowcost ways of using mobile phones and tablets to make visits more fun and accessible for everyone. iOpener is experimenting with making online trails and encouraging people to make their own around Reading.

Policies, risk assessments & other documentation

  

iMuse

RG spaces will take over the management of the iMuse programme from the charity AACT from Summer 2015. Here is a list of the projects so far.

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  • 15. Project reports Acacias Heritage Open Days (project lead Annette) report is at http://rgspaces.org.uk/6852-2/ you need pwd acaciashod Holbrook Gallery: (project lead Jenny) Library had taken over maintaining website with exhibition info but RBC network now refusing to let them log in, being pursued, for now AH taken back updating. Budget still underused, Jenny pursuing build of a purpose ...
  • Equinox sculpture A community sculpture coordinated by Whitchurch based artist Gill Williamson. Hundreds of people creating a Fibonacci spiral on Pangbourne Meadow. We have created the quiz equinox.rgspaces.org.uk
  • Photos of Acacias Heritage Open Day displays Tap on a picture to get a higher definition version.
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  • 100 pictures of Reading See http://100.rgspaces.org.uk to find out more about our 100 Paintings of Reading project with local artist Liz Kerry. An ambitious project to create 100 small oil paintings of spaces around Reading.
  • Risk Assessment for Water Fest 2018 Risk assessment Water Fest 2018
  • Other insurance documents (#699296861) Web Policy Schedule (#455999051) CharityCombinedWeb_Zurich_Insight_Policy_Wording_20160320
  • Vote 100 Reading RG Spaces is running a couple of events to celebrate 100 years of (some) women being allowed to vote in UK Parliamentary elections and 90 years of universal suffrage (when most people over 21 got the vote) On June 22 and 23 2018 we are running Equaliteas in the Central Library Reading – free tea and ...
  • Equaliteas at @ Holy Brook Gallery To celebrate universal suffrage and Vote 100 we are running Equaliteas on 22 & 23 June 2.30 to 4.30. Come along for free tea and cake and visit the exhibition of an artists year with Berkshires High Sheriff. Try our Equalitea quiz
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  • Risk assessment for East Reading Festival 2018 Risk assessment east reading festival 2018
  • Cambridge
  • Vote100 & Heritage Open Days 2018 Heritage Open Days 2018 – we coordinated volunteers from the University and Two Rivers Press to Open this Grade II listed building to the public.
  • HolyBrook Gallery at Central Library We are working with Reading Central Library to enhance their exhibition space. Local artists can book the space See holybrook.gallery for info on upcoming exhibitions.
  • Boxford
  • Central Library exhibition space Central Library exhibition space
  • Visitors’ views of All of a Twist Click the image to see a roundup of the comments visitors left in our book during All of a Twist exhibition at the Turbine House. We counted 1012 visitors in all.
  • Risk assessment for pump demo Blakes Lock
  • Poster Poster
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  • Extra twists As part of Heritage Open Days 7-10 September 2017 we have some extra twists in our All of a Twist exhibition. Thurs & Fri morning Jelly Tots workshops Booking for Jelly Tots workshop not essential but advised Sat & Sun morning Mini drop spindle workshops every half hour 10-12noon Sat afternoon Spinning wheel demo from 2.30pm Sun morning Willow weaving demo from 10am Sun afternoon Dropspindling ...
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  • Risk Assessment All of a Twist 2017 Risk Assessment All of a Twist 2017
  • Pembroke Care Open Day Tile Gallery Pembroke Care Open Day Tile Gallery
  • Risk Assessments Risk Assessments
  • Risk assessment Pembroke Care Open Day July 2017 Risk assessment Pembroke Care Open Day July 2017
  • All of a Twist Advised by 15 Reading scientists, we co-ordinated an exhibition at the Turbine House to overlap with Heritage Open Days and the new Reading-on-Thames Festival 2017
  • Abbey on Wheels This project is being run by Reading Museum as part of the Abbey Revealed restoration project. We helped with our info tricycle going along to events with our tile-painting activity, encouraging visitors to create tiles inspired by those from the Abbey and to handle real artefacts from 900 years ago. We passed the activity on ...
  • East Reading Festival 2017 Tiles Loads of tiles painted at East Reading Festival 25 June 2017
  • Waterfest 2017 Waterfest 2017
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  • Forbury Fiesta 130 tiles painted at Forbury Fiesta AND you could touch 900 year old tiles from Reading Abbey. Scroll down to see the gallery.
  • Trail RG Spaces – A5 booklet – revision AEH
  • Risk assessment Heritage Trail Day 7 May 2017 Risk assessment Heritage Trail Day 7 May 2017
  • Risk assessment Turbo Charged tricycle Risk assessment for Turbo Charged tricycle 2017
  • Riverside Click here to see the answers to the trail questions in our Riverside Trail. http://rgspaces.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Trail-answers-2017.pdf
  • Turbo Charged kicks off Creative Xpressions’ group of artists exhibition 10am-6pm daily 8th to 17th April at the Turbine House. A fascinating mix of styles and medium – glass, light, textile, drawing and paint. Here’s Lorna using this flexible space as a studio with a work inspired by the turbine itself.
  • Dee Park 8 April 2017 Tile Gallery Click to see the tiles created by visitors to Dee Park, joining the 900 year old ones from Reading Abbey that Jess brought along from the Museum.
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  • Risk assessment East Reading Festival 2017 http://rgspaces.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Risk-assessment-east-reading-festival-2017.pdf
  • Safeguarding and vulnerable adult protection policy Safeguarding and vulnerable adult protection policy
  • Complaints procedure Complaints procedure
  • Annual reports, trustees etc You can read our annual reports, find a list of our trustees, information on how to contact us on the Charity Commission website. Annual Report for the year ended October 31st 2017
  • Annual report for the year ended 31st October 2016 Annual Report for the year ended October 31st 2016
  • Mark and Felix For the couple who believed they had everything they needed – well, they have now: Click to see the Mark and Felix full picture
  • Turbo Charged – evaluation and events at the Turbine House During Spring & Summer 2017 we ran project ‘Turbo Charged’ evaluating uses of the Turbine House which is made available through Reading Museum for community exhibitions. We submitted a report to the Museum with recommendations in October 2017. Click the photo to see this quirky nook of Reading heritage.
  • Happy Christmas The tricycle is back in Jackson’s all lit up for #LightUpRDG thanks to MiketheBee of RLab and the Reading Bicycle Kitchen. Click the picture to have a go at Tricycle Crush. Three in a row to hear Santa on his way.
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  • Whiteknights Studio Trail comes to Town Friday 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
  • Painters Reading Marine Cadets painting a camouflage tile at Reading Voluntary Action’s Volunteering Fair in Broad Street 28 October 2016.
  • RVA volunteers RVA volunteers
  • Tiles Fantastic tile painting in Broad Street on Friday. We’re putting them up here, click the Forbury Lion tile to see them.
  • Risk assessment for Volunteering Fair 2016 Risk assessment for Volunteering Fair 2016
  • Annual Report for the year ended 31st October 2015 Annual Report for the year ended 31st October 2015
  • Risk assessment for HODs RG Spaces at the Turbine House Risk assessment for HODs RG Spaces at the Turbine House
  • Data Protection Policy Data Protection Policy
  • Volunteering Fair Join 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 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
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  • Reading & its Rivers video Local 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
  • Images from Reading and its Rivers
  • Reading and its Rivers visitors’ book 809 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.
  • The Things Network Reading We joined in this ambitious project to network the whole of Reading with an internet of things free community run network. Our info tricycle one of the first things to be on it.
  • Family Heritage Trail We’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.
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  • Reading & its Rivers exhibition 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
  • Heritage Open Days Jacksons tricycle display Heritage Open Days Jacksons tricycle display
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  • Tricycle in Jacksons! Our 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 You can see all the places our Information Tricycle has been to on this map.
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  • Meadow madness Lots 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.
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  • Tomorrow’s Reading 7 May at Green Park We’ll be there showing you how to get your tricycle onto the Internet of Things. See you there.
  • Tricycle stops Tricycle stops
  • GPS around Reading We 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 ...
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  • Arts Council grant £½m for South Street Arts Council England has awarded a grant towards the refurbishment of the South Street. Reading Council had deferred a decision on possible closure of the Arts Centre until the outcome of their Autumn bid was known.
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  • 21-27 February 2016 21-27 February 2016
  • Risk assessment for East Reading Festival Risk assessment east reading festival 2016
  • 14-20 February 2016 14-20 February 2016
  • 24 – 30 January 2016 24 - 30 January 2016
  • 31 January to 6 February 2016 31 January to 6 February 2016
  • 7-13 February 2016 7-13 February 2016
  • Tricycle & Sumer is icumen in Our tricycle as music stand/rain cover Palmer Pk 30 Jan. Click photo to hear a snippet of the work by Prof Martin Harry, Oxford Uni, some based on a compositon by Reading Abbey monks C1250 – 100 runners ran to tracks downloaded to phones/played live in the stadium.
  • What’s on 31 Jan to 6 Feb jogger with laptopEach week we get together as much stuff that’s on as we can find.
  • What’s on week by week jogger with laptopEach week we scour the web to bring you a list of what’s on in Reading from the Sunday to Saturday.
  • Call of the Bells 22 January The tricycle will be on Town Hall Square at 1pm to see/hear this performance arranged through Jelly.
  • Bell Tower Newsletter on Warricks Bell Tower Newsletter on Warricks
  • Risk assessment for information tricycle Risk assessment for information tricycle
  • Tricycle first outing 13 January The tricycle’s first outing – a trial of its logistics at the University of Reading Women’s Club London Road Campus.