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 small local charity aiming to work with other organisations to help enhance some of Reading’s cultural & heritage spaces (both real & virtual) and everyone’s understanding & enjoyment of them.
Projects we are currently involved in
- thumbnail-divpost_titleexcerptWe are pleased to be able to support this project to convert the Salvation Army Hall on Kings Road to a community theatre. Our grant will enable the publicly accessible cafe/bar area to be used for exhibitions with lighting and hanging system. Find out more about the theatre project on the Reading Rep website
- thumbnail-divpost_titleexcerptThe iMuse Bayeux Tapestry web app (https://ahweb.org.uk/games/tapestry/make-your-own-bayeux-tapestry-scene/) lets you move figures from Reading Museum’s Victorian copy of the Bayeux Tapestry to create your own scene. As a fun lockdown activity, an RG Spaces volunteer is extending it to produce some simple animations. See: Easter card (https://youtu.be/UG3apB2ZX1c) May morning in lockdown (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5smySsVvPjg) Chelsea Flower Show (https://youtu.be/C64AQFi9HjM) …
RG Spaces is proud that one of its founding trustees, Jenny Halstead, has edited the book to mark 20 years since she co-founded the Whiteknights Studio Trial. The book will be published by Reading's very own publishing house, Two Rivers Press, in June 2020.
We are helping this project by giving a grant towards its production.
- thumbnail-divpost_titleexcerptiMuse is an ongoing programme playing with small webapp games for museums and heritage sites - the aim being to find lowcost ways of engaging visitors using IT. You can try out some Reading-centric games by going to https://ahweb.org.uk/games