Heritage and culture
Your guide to arts, culture and history in Reading. Explore museums and attractions, Reading history, days out and cultural events, including art, film and theatre.
Natasha Sutton-Williams, the writer, composer and star of Freud the Musical, talks about her lewd, rude one-woman show about sex, madness and medicine.
Reading Rep’s Helen Eastman talks about her upcoming, interactive, bike-powered family theatre show Bicycle Boy, performing at Reading Fringe Festival 2018
Progress Theatre bring an entertaining take on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Much Ado about Nothing to the Abbey Ruins for their annual open air theatre.
Discover who won our #myRDG photo competition and see the 11 photos which made it through to the final.
The funniest, silliest, strangest things we’ve overheard on the streets of Reading in June 2018.
Find out everything you need to know about the reopening and restoration of Reading Abbey ahead of the reveal ceremony on Saturday 16 June 2018.
Reading photographers, celebrate your favourite spots in town with our My Reading Photo competition. Enter for your chance to have your artwork displayed at South Street Arts Centre and win a meal for two at Honest Burgers.
Once a year, community theatre group Progress Theatre play host to Progress Premieres, a display of writing from local talent. This year’s plays are Recovery Position by Anthony Travis, previously a set designer for Progress and Sh!t, written by Liz Carroll and directed by Aidan Moran.
How did View Island, a scrubby patch of land along the Thames in Reading, go from a junk-filled boatyard into a riverside nature park?
Explore View Island, a peaceful spot for nature along the River Thames, and only a five minute walk away from Reading train station.