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The Emma Press Leaving Party

Winnersh’s own poetry publisher is moving to Birmingham! Join the Emma Press for one last hurrah in Reading, as they team up with Jelly to run a pop-up bookshop, a free children’s poetry reading & farewell drinks. Where? In The Oracle on the ground floor, in the shop unit which was formerly Bank and is […]

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Summer workshops and beyond

We have a whole batch of workshops for the summer holidays and new classes for adults to join in too – you can book and find out more here

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Opportunities for artists

This is just to say thank you again for everyone that took part and helped us with this years Open for Art and congratulations to Hilary James, the winner of the People’s Choice at The Open Air Art Challenge and all the artists that took part: Ozzy, Ornella, Huma, Peter, Darren, Graeme, Fiona and Sam. […]

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Why South Street Matters

Why South Street Matters A guest post by Niall Norbury, Founder, Alt Reading Reading doesn’t have the greatest reputation for culture. When I first set up Alt Reading we received several comments saying we would run out of content within six months. Over a year later we are still discovering new events and organisations worth […]

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Open for Art – A big THANK YOU

Now the dust has settled from the amazing weekend that was Open for Art 2015 we’ve had a chance to reflect. The weekend was a jam packed, full to the brim, overflowing with goodness, jar of joy. With creativity on every corner and surprises to delight, Reading turned in to the biggest art gallery around […]

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Thank you to everyone who was Open for Art 2015

This is just a quick post to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who came together and made Reading Open for Art for a second year. The volunteers, organisers, venues, artists, makers, participants, tweeters, walkers, everyone we came in contact with, thank you, you made it a marvellous experience. With such a positive response […]

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Open for Art – Open TOMORROW!

Since we started talking about Open for Art 2015, there have been countless meetings, planning sessions, ideas, brainstorms, lists upon lists, pictures to look at, new friends to make, places to visit, drop offs to arrange, print to approve, coffee to drink, coffee to drink, coffee to drink, makers to contact, photographs to take, tweets […]

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Open for Art – More venues added!

Stop press! It’s all go at OfA HQ and we have some surprise additions to tell you about and more venues to add to the list for this, yes that’s right, this weekend! By Friday this week you will be able to walk the whole artists trail and if you keep your eyes peeled you may already […]

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Open for Art – Artists Trail

The maps have arrived at the Jelly studios! They are lovely and thank you to all that helped to make them. But most excitingly is what is inside, all the info you need for the weekend. Reading has proved it is absolutely OPEN for ART, a plethora of shops and businesses in Reading town centre […]

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Open for Art – Time to start booking!

11 days to go before Open for Art 2015 and we’d just like to highlight the events and workshops, some free, some payable, but all bookable, that are going on over the weekend, everything from how to secure funding for a brilliant idea, vintage styling for you and your friends to making willow streamers, variety […]

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