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Silence just means we’ve been busy

It doesn’t mean we have been snoozing or anything but just busy. We have been trying to make The Coopers Arms (still need a name for it) more homely or should we say more jelly like… Our new artist in residence, Joy Needham moved in and RASPO moved out (but we’re hoping that is just […]

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Heritage Weekend, 8-11 September

This year Jelly and Jacksons are working together again on a project for Reading’s Heritage Weekend – 8th to 11th September. Reading designer Emma Bradbury has created an item of clothing inspired by the Jacksons archives from the 1920’s. As part of Heritage Weekend, the clothing will be on display in Jacksons plus Reading’s own […]

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RASPO Steel Orchestra move into Jelly Artpad

Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra (RASPO) has moved in to Jelly’s Art Pad in Market Place to prepare for the National ‘Panorama’ UK Steelband Championship on Saturday 27 August.   The move, a result of the long-term relationship between Jelly and RASPO’s management organisation CultureMix Arts, will significantly aid RASPO’s professional development.  RASPO is donating […]

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Fried squirrel, jelly and third thursdays

This week is going to be a big week for us ( it has already started). Yesterday was the launch of Reading Arts Week at the Forbury, led by the New Directions Team. I didn’t make it there as I was in the outside inside festival shop partly, planning for the Coopers days this week, […]

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Whiteknights Studio Trail, a snapshot in pictures

Many thanks to Salvo Toscano for the shoot, Vintage Roots for the wine, London and County for the space, Haslams for the sponsorship, Two Rivers Press for the words, Whiteknights Studio Trail for the Art, Louie Hall for the sounds and Reading UK CIC for seed funding this programme.

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