Reading Audio Trails

Two men wearing head phones walking along a pavement with shops to one side of them.

Reading Borough Council is working with Sound UK to create two self-guided audio trails for Reading’s High Street Heritage Action Zone.

Created by local artists Aundre Goddard, Fiona Talkington and Richard Bentley, each trail will take listeners on a journey of discovery, celebrating Reading’s heritage and revealing hidden histories along the two routes. These new audio trails are produced by Sound UK in association with local arts organisations Readipop and Berserk Productions.

From 21 June each audio trail will be available to listen via the links below and members of the public will be able to walk the trail using their smartphone.

Find out more about each audio trail here:

Huntley & Palmers: Market Place & London Street
Take a journey through time and the world of biscuits with this fascinating audio trail from Market Place to London Street by Aundre Goddard and Richard Bentley.

St Mary’s Butts & Castle Street
Join BBC presenter and long term Reading resident Fiona Talkington on an engaging audio walk that brings the rich history of St Mary’s Butts and Castle Street to life.

About Reading High Streets Heritage Action Zone

The HSHAZ scheme is a heritage-led regeneration initiative led by Historic England, working with local councils and the community to create economic growth and improve the quality of life in our historic high streets.

About Sound UK

Sound UK produces and commissions extraordinary musical encounters in venues from national concert halls to village greens. It works with the world’s most creative artists to create memorable performances that excite and move audiences across the country and beyond.

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