Reading Museum and The Museum of English Rural Life worked with The Rock Academy to deliver a course of two workshops, in July 2021, exploring the 1971 Reading Festival.

These workshops provided young people an opportunity to discover the history of music within Reading. They explored objects in the collection and created original music, video and creative content to celebrate the Festival's 50th anniversary. This work can been seen online and in the 1971 Reading Festival : For the First Time exhibition that opened in August 2021.

Festival 50 Workshop

These workshops have been supported by Stowe Family Law 

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