Today, Wednesday 29 May, was the fourth edition of AIRwaves, a new monthly radio programme that includes interviews and information of what is happening in and around the Arts in Reading. You can listen to the show at blast1386. AIRwaves is a section of Eddie Winship’s Community Matters programme slot.
This weeks guest in the studio was Sara Davies and her lovely assistant Livvy. Sara was talking about being part of Reading Arts Week, being an artist and especially a live artist and forthcoming events and things to see in Reading as part of the Strength in Numbers Festival. Strength in Numbers Festival is currently looking for volunteers to help them on the day, please help this fledgling festival if you can.
Sara also talked about a moving performance, to be seen in Reading for the first time by the artist David Parkin, a piece of work derived from his “clinical depression concept album show”. This is the only element of the festival that is ticketed and tickets are available here: readingarts.com
The problems around finding art space in Reading and where to look for arts events and happenings.
In the studio with us as well was Marie (presenter of In The Can, the radio show created to talk about Reading CAN) and Eddie – we had a talk about the Reading CAN, the forthcoming new radio show, to be launched on Wednesday 10 July and how people can get involved.
There was also a pre-record section that Eddie and I had recorded at the Reading Contemporary Art Fair – links to hear it to follow shortly..
Thanks to our lovely guests, see you next month for AIRwaves, edition 5.
That was a full hour …
plus reminders of:
- MERL Village Fete, Saturday 1 June, 10am-4.30pm. £2.50 for adults, children free – plenty of demonstrations, morris dancers, hog roast, workshops, cream teas, beer tent and much more..
- University of Reading BA and MFA Degree Shows, Friday 7 June PV 4-7pm, open to public 10-21 June 10-4. More info at Department of Art
- Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward, Progress Theatre, 17 – 22 June 2013. When novelist Charles Condomime invites eccentric Madame Arcati to his house to conduct a séance as inspiration for his exposé of a criminal psychic, the scheme backfires and an unwelcome guest arrives to disrupt his marriage – Elvira, his first wife comes back to haunt him. And that’s just the start of his troubles. Can Madame Arcati’s plan to lay ghosts to rest succeed? Noël Coward’s classic comedy written in 1941 is a witty look at relationships on both sides of the grave. Directed by: Rik Eke, Heather Noble Full price: £10 Concession price: £8, Buy tickets: www.ReadingArts.com or 0118 960 6060
- Reading Fringe Festival 2013, tickets are now on sale, for full festival listings visit http://readingfringefestival.co.uk/
- Strength in Numbers One Day Festival 22 June – more info here http://strengthcollective.co.uk/
- The Berlin Map is finished, just looking for a steam roller now.. a short time lapse video is available here
- Summer Screens are back at Caversham Court Gardens, screenings include Casablanca (May 30), Argo (May 31), Rocky Horror Picture Show (June 1, doors open 7.30, film starts 9.15pm. For more info visit http://www.summerscreens.co.uk/
- Reading Arts Week launches on 15 June, and this coming Sunday is the submission deadline, for more info visit http://jelly.org.uk/2013/05/reading-arts-week-submission-deadline-june-2/
- The Yellow Suitcase Project was officially launched last week by a walk up Snwdon, to keep up to date with the story visit theyellowsuitcaseproject.blogspot.com