One of our favourite shops that we use for the Open for Art project, at 27/28 Market Place, is launching at 10 am today as a pop-up festival shop for outside:inside. There will be cakes, treats and the chance to see some of the work by the exhibiting artists in the festival plus hear some sounds by the musicians too.
A percentage of monies raised will be donated to homeless charity Launchpad (formerly Reading Single Homeless Project), one of jelly’s long term partners.
The pop-up festival uses empty shops, courtyards, churches as well as usual venues to hold music, theatre, film and poetry events until Saturday, July 30 with guest stars including Lee Scratch Perry.
Festival director Jack Hepplewhite said: "We are proud to be working alongside Launchpad for this year’s festival. Launchpad provide a vital step up the ladder to help people get back on their feet, their tireless support around Reading is the work of heroes."
The festival, supported by The Chronicle, Reading UK CIC, BBC Introducing, Jelly and Em-bee-pee, will feature local bands including Benin City, Midimidis and Sister Gracie, the best in visual arts, film, food and theatre. Headliners include The Fall, Beardyman, Hay Seed Dixie and Lee Scratch Perry, who will all be performing at Sub89 in Friar Street.
A full festival pass costs £75, a three weekender ticket costs £30 and weekend early bird tickets are £10.
For tickets and a full line-up see www.outsideinsidefestival.com or visit the outside:inside shop in Market Place, Reading, from Saturday.
Shop opening hours are 11am-2pm Mondays to Friday, 10am-6pm Saturdays.
Thank you to Brook Henderson for supporting us in this project.
image: Third Thursday outside:inside Launch, March 2011. courtesy of Salvo Toscano