Jelly & Reading UK CIC are delighted to invite you to start your Easter break at Third Thursday, Reading’s premier regular arts event, on the 21st April where a live cultural feast of emerging designers, artists & musicians will be on show.
Between 2.00 and 3.30pm, meet us in Jacobs Jewellers on King Street, where one of Reading’s oldest established family firms will be hosting the emerging silversmith & jewellery designers of the future from The Bishopsland Educational Trust. Whilst you are enjoying light refreshments courtesy of Vintage Roots the current students will be on hand to talk more about their work, showcase their skills live & discuss their inspirations.
Jacobs, founded in 1948, is Berkshire’s award winning leading independent family jeweller. Internationally recognised Bishopsland Educational Trust has been in existence since 1993 providing opportunities for emerging gold & silversmith graduates to further extend their work experience whilst developing their professional practice & marketing skills. Students have previously exhibited at the V&A and Saatchi galleries. If you can’t make it on this date, Jacobs will be hosting an exhibition of Bishopsland work between the 18th & 28th April in store –they would be thrilled to welcome you. This is a fantastic opportunity to see some stars of the future. Jacobs normal opening times are 0930 to 1700 Monday to Sat, click here to see their special Easter hours/ days
At 5pm, we will move just around the corner to The Walk (still on King Street) for the launch event of the forthcoming Second Reading Contemporary Art Fair. Artists from the Fair will be exhibiting their work, whilst the Fair’s directors, Sarah & Deborah, will be on hand to talk about their vision for the future of the event & their driving passions. Reading Contemporary Art Fair is the sister event to the long running Windsor Contemporary Art Fair & promises to be a vibrant celebration of the best contemporary art with artists & galleries from the UK & worldwide. Ideal for those with a penchant for print-making, photography, sculpture & fine art, the annual fair showcases the work of over 80 galleries, as well as up and coming and established artists. Visitors can also participate in the drop in workshops and masterclasses run over the actual fair weekend, 14-15 May by The Jelly.
Our sponsors, Vintage Roots will again serve up some of the best wine in Reading – which you can enjoy alongside an acoustic set by two young students of Reading Rock Academy.
The evening will certainly give you taste of what’s new & happening in the Arts in Reading – we hope you will join us for what promises to be an exciting & inspirational Third Thursday.