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- Mayor of Reading's annual choir competition will now also feature soloists, duets, and groups
- Live final at the Hexagon will raise money for the Mayoral charities
Armoured Heart sculpture showcased to delegates as Reading hosts Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work
- Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work delegates visited the Armoured Heart on Monday
- Sculpture is a symbol for peace in Reading and has provided young people with the opportunity to learn more about the dangers of knife crime
- New round of High Street Heritage Action Zone projects includes exhibiton of photographs and poetry celebrating life on Oxford Road
- Water Fest returns for its 34th year on 10 June 2023, in partnership with the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust
- Enhanced programme of events made possible thanks to funding boost from Arts Council England and National Lottery Players
- Free and low-cost events and activities happening across the borough to celebrate the Coronation
- 39 street parties organised by residents and local communities
- Free and low-cost activities are on offer this Easter across Reading
- Theatres, crafts, arts and activities to keep the kids entertained, offerings for children of all needs and abilities
- Free and low-cost events and creative activities across Reading during the February half-term
- Next stage of cultural projects celebrating Oxford Road announced
- The Council has awarded three £4k grants, to the Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality (ACRE), Change Grow Live, and Real Time Video
- A ‘Hexabition’ exploring memorabilia from the Hexagon’s past launching in 2023
- The iconic building was built and opened in 1977
- The carved head of Hugh Faringdon was added to the gateway in 2021 to mark the Abbey’s 900th anniversary
- Carving commended in the Natural Stone Awards 2022
Reading Libraries announces five new guest speakers as part of its ‘Reading Libraries Telling Stories’ series
- ‘Reading Libraries Telling Stories’ is a series of diverse and uplifting storytelling sessions, from a wide range of people from the Reading community and beyond.
- The first session is on Saturday 3 December at 1.30pm at Reading Central Library.
- The storytelling sessions are completely free and are suitable for all ages.