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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 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.

Current activities

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    Alongside the uniersity, we are helping the Christchurch Green Neighbourhood Group design and install a heritage information board on Christchurch Green, at the junction with Shinfield Rd and next to the Whiteknights campus. The board will show those new to the neighbouhood something of the area’s history and the people who lived there. Installation is …
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    We are supporting a project led by Professor Yota Demitriades of Reading University’s Institute of Education on Reading Old Cemetery. Our trustee, Jenny Halstead, is illustrating a book on the cemetery edited by Yota and to be published by Reading’s very own publisher, Two Rivers Press, in 2024. RG Spaces is providing a grant towards …
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    In 2023 we supported Art in the Community’s project to cover Whitchurch bridge with butterflies representing promises made to support sustainability in the face of climate change and other environmental factors. The installation then moved to a venue on the Whiteknights Studio Trail in support of Reading’s Climate Change Festival in 2024 we are working …