What’s on

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    The TurboCharged Project aims to help this little nook of local heritage become better known by supporting organisations which would like to run exhibitions and activities there.
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    Part of the Blake’s Lock Pumping Station site is occupied by Bel & the Dragon Restaurant. The building still has some of the heavy lifting gear from when it was used to maintain vehicles. It also has a fun collection of cartoons of famous Reading personalities. The Majestic Bel is moored alongside and there are …
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    20170401
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    The Riverside Museum consists of the Screen House and the Turbine House which formed part of the Victorian pumping station built in the mid1800s. They are important remnants of Reading’s industrial past. The Screen House displays objects connecting Reading with its rivers and a gypsy caravan made nearby. The Turbine House spans part of the …
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    Pick up a booklet and explore the history of this quirky site following our Blake’s Lock trail.
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    20170513
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    An exhibition of work by ten artists from the Reading area, exploring themes of the here and now in the context of Reading’s industrial history. Don’t miss this double opportunity to see exciting new work by artists from West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios, plus a wonderful historic venue in Reading. The Turbine House …
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    20170515
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    The exhibition will be a photographic one telling the story of Against the Grain from inception to current day and how the trainees are being taught traditional skills. It will feature some beautiful spoons and other pieces of furniture which one of our trainees, George, has worked on with one of our volunteers who is …
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    20170611
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    An exhibition of handmade artist prints using a variety of techniques inspired by sketching and photographic sessions around the Turbine House on the River Kennet. It will include an ‘I-spy’ activity for children during half term and opportunities for visitors to talk to practising printmakers. All work in the exhibition will be for sale.
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    20170610
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    Look out for extra interesting things to do on site during Reading’s Water Fest – an exhibition of historic photos and jazz.
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    20170702
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    Courtesy of Bel and the Dragon Restaurant, the Gas Works Road bridge will be the venue for this year’s Challenge, part of Jelly’s annual Open for Art Festival.
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    20170802
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    20170807
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    Art, photography and great mental wellness.
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    20170915
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    Inspired by its Victorian Turbine House, an exhibition exploring the science and technology of twisty-turny stuff in, on, above and beside Reading’s rivers. Thermals, eddies, tornadoes, waterwheels, millstones, spirogyra, DNA, twisting plants, spinning and turbines have all affected Reading, its river dwellers, monks and red-kites one way or another.
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    20170916
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    A social art project pegging us together, around the world, irrespective of who, what or where we are.