Reading Art Fair and opportunities to join in

Lisa marieEven though it doesn’t necessarily feel like it weather wise it really is Spring and that means Summer is just around the corner and that’s when everything starts springing in to life and we can get out and about and we are absolutely doing that, applications for Open for Art are streaming in, there’s still time to apply, email if you’d like to be involved.

As well as all the usual workshops and groups here are just some of the other things that we want to tell you about this week:

Reading Contemporary Art Fair

This weekend is the return of Reading Contemporary Art Fair to Rivermead, once again we will be there, showing the work of Lisa-marie Gibbs and Justine Holt, it’s open to the public on Saturday 23rd April and Sunday 24th April, we’ll be running activities on both days for anyone who wants to get involved, both young and old, all the information you need can be found here, come and say hello

Ready, steady, BEAT!

Beat the Streets kicked off again for 2016 on Friday 15th April. This fun, free game for the community of Reading is looking to recruit new community teams to involve in events, compete for prizes and raise their profile in the city. If you are part of a group that would like to explore ways to get involved or find out more then please email

AUDITION NOTICE – Young people for large-scale European project.
101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space and Corn Exchange Newbury are looking for young people between the ages of 17-25 to get involved in an exciting new European project. Working with leading German outdoor theatre company PAN.OPTIKUM performers will rehearse over two weeks in August to create a powerful new production with other young people from across Europe. The show will be performed to large audiences in Newbury at the end of August and 3 performers will then be selected to join a professional company to tour the show across Europe in 2017.
We would love to hear from any young person between the ages of 17-25 interested in drama, dance, music, rap or outdoor arts, regardless of their skills and experience.
Please contact Danielle Corbishley for more details about this exciting opportunity:
Corn Exchange Engagement Officer
Jelly involved in Reading CAN networking event

We would like to invite you to a Reading CAN networking event to bring together our ideas, views and comments as creative individuals and organisations to help discuss the following:

– Purpose of Reading CAN

– What is Reading Cultural Education Partnership (CEP), it’s background, aims, objectives, delivery plan and aspirations

– The relationship between Reading CAN and CEP

– Gathering together a snapshot of current activity to help support the young persons consultation.

Reading CAN is a network focussed on artists and cultural organisations coming together to improve Reading’s cultural offer for children and young people. With the introduction of the new Cultural Education Challenge, we wanted to re-meet to communicate next steps and the future role of Reading CAN, allowing us the opportunity to update everyone on the cultural education landscape.

If you like to come along and share your views register here:

Attend Event

We hope you can make it.


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