The Borough’s arts and music festival returns for the 6th year at venues throughout the town from 14th – 22nd June.
Reading Arts and Music Week launches at Water Fest this Saturday with stalls, musical performances and a special appearance from Aslan the Lion, created by John May of Caversham.
Local artists will also be displaying paintings in the Forbury Gardens bandstand throughout the day
Reading Arts Exhibition at Novotel Hotel - Saturday 21st June, 10.30am - 6.00pm and Sunday 22nd June, 10.30am - 4.00pm
The Reading Arts Exhibition is being hosted by the Novotel Hotel, Friar Street, and is the town’s largest collection of work by Reading-based artists, students and groups. Entry is free and the exhibition is open on Saturday 21st June, 10.30am – 6.00pm and Sunday 22nd June, 10.30am – 4.00pm. An exhibition preview can be found at www.facebook.com/rdgartsweek.
Visitors can once again vote for their favourite piece on show in a secret ballot – the winner will be announced on www.facebook.com/rdgartsweek following the exhibition.
A special preview evening will take place on Friday 20th June to open the exhibition and features the annual Reading Fashion Show, which this year has been produced by presenter, stylist and model Kerrie Newton.
Reading and London-based fashion designers and retailers will have their work modelled on the runway, including Simone Watson of See Saw Clothing, Louise Butland of Contrariety Rose, Alex Dewis of Alexandra Vintage, Janet Tsang of Ming Janet, Emma Trendell & Poppy Lewis-Rippington of House of Trendella and Tee Njoroge of Nciira.
Other festival highlights include:
Catherine Ireton - What is it about that night?
Mon 16 June, 7pm & 9pm
Performed backstage at The Hexagon, as part of South Street’s SITELINES 2014 season.
Entering at the stage door, a small audience is taken on a journey through the backstage spaces at The Hexagon. ‘What is it about that night?’ invites you into the world of a touring theatre company, in all its glamour and ordinariness.
Recommended ages 12+
Reading College Visual Arts End of Year Celebration
Thurs 19 & Fri 20 June, 11am - 4pm
Reading College, King Road, RG1 4HJ
For more information about the exhibition visit www.reading-college.ac.uk
Reading Arts & Music Week is organised by Reading Borough Council, in partnership with Reading College and in collaboration with University of Reading, Reading Your Way and Everybody Active and Launchpad. It is sponsored by Clifton Ingram LLP, Novotel Reading, Cocoon Hair and Beauty, and the Reading Post.