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Image of Building the Inner Distribution Road, Kennet Bridge by Ray Atkins, 1970 (122x183cm) - Click here to view this item

From: 28 Jan 2017 To: 06 May 2017

CONTINUES UNTIL 6 MAY. The painter Ray Atkins works on a monumental scale. He will be 80 this year and still works outside, in places that he loves, come rain or shine, in the same driven way that he has since the 1960s. Between 1968 and 1974 he...

Image of Freemasons regalia - Click here to view this item

From: 14 Feb 2017 To: 27 May 2017

Part of the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry being celebrated nationally, Berkshire Freemasons are staging this community display to reveal how Freemasonry developed from the 1700s into a significant social institution. It will also explore how mo...

Image of Exloring objects in the Box Room - Click here to view this item

One day event: 23 Feb 2017

What: Visitors can discover more about the collections, or ask for help in identifying interesting objects (NB no valuations can be given). Every Thursday, in the Box Room. Who: All ages When: 12.00pm - 4.00pm, on Thursdays How Much: Free, ...

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One day event: 24 Feb 2017

What: A second chance to take part in a poetry workshop with acclaimed poet and teacher Lesley Saunders. See Saturday 11 February entry for details. Who: Adults 16+, When: 10.30am – 3.30pm How Much: £25, places limited, for...

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From: 25 Feb 2017 To: 04 Mar 2017

What: A two-day workshop (on 25 February and 4 March) with local artist and inspirational tutor Cath Baldwin. Join Cath to respond to the Ray Atkins exhibition using a variety of media. You will explore colour, collage, mark making a...

Image of Exploring Reading's copy of the Bayeux Tapestry - Click here to view this item

One day event: 25 Feb 2017

What: Enjoy a guided tour of the famous full-size facsimile Tapestry – no need to book. Every Saturday in the Bayeux Gallery. Who: All ages When: 2.15pm - 3pm, on Saturdays How Much: Suggested donation £2, drop in

Image of Gelert by Charles Burton Barber, 1884 - Click here to view this item

One day event: 25 Feb 2017

What: Join one of our trained volunteers for an introductory tour to the galleries. Our volunteers begin the tour with an update on the Abbey Quarter project; find out about the exciting plans to transform Reading’s Abbey precinct into a u...

Image of Author Laura Cumming - Click here to view this item

One day event: 25 Feb 2017

What: Laura Cumming, art critic and writer, fell in love with the paintings of the great Spanish painter Velazquez and discovered that her passion had been matched in the nineteenth century by a print seller in Reading, John Snare. Snare spent hi...

Image of Tots Tales in the Window Gallery - Click here to view this item

One day event: 01 Mar 2017

What: Enjoy a story using objects from our collection. Every Wednesday in the Green Space or Window Gallery. Who: Under 5s When: 10.30am - 11.30am, on Wednesdays How Much: Free, just drop in

Image of Exploring history through objects - Click here to view this item

One day event: 01 Mar 2017

What: Prehistory Inset Session ‘Changes in Britain from the Stone-age to the Iron-age’ Discover Prehistory and how it can be brought alive in your classroom to inspire and develop a deeper understanding of the topic. Using real o...

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