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Raise your voice for Let’s Sing 2024!

Let’s Sing Reading open to all vocalists as it returns for 2024

  • 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 
Delegates from the Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work at the Armoured Heart sculpture with partners responsible for the sculpture's creation

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
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Exploring life and culture on the Oxford Road in new exhibition ‘Occy Road – Episode 1’

  • New round of High Street Heritage Action Zone projects includes exhibiton of photographs and poetry celebrating life on Oxford Road
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Water Fest 2023 makes a splash with bumper programme of events and activities

  • 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
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Countdown to a fun-filled King’s Coronation weekend

  • Free and low-cost events and activities happening across the borough to celebrate the Coronation
  • 39 street parties organised by residents and local communities 
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Egg-citing holiday activities on offer for families in Reading this Easter!

  • 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
Feb half-term

Fun-packed half-term in store for families this February

  • Free and low-cost events and creative activities across Reading during the February half-term
Oxford Road Cultural Projects

High Street Heritage Action Zone announces three new cultural programme projects on Oxford Road

  • 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
Panto cast with Hexagon and RBC representatives

Reading’s Hexagon Theatre celebrates its 45th Anniversary

  • A ‘Hexabition’ exploring memorabilia from the Hexagon’s past launching in 2023
  • The iconic building was built and opened in 1977
Hugh Faringdon Carving

Prestigious award for Reading’s Abbey Gateway Hugh Faringdon Carving

  • 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
Ayo storytelling

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.