Reading Cultural Awards 2018 finalists featured in the Whitley Pump

The Whitley Pump has featured at least one of the finalists in each of the twelve categories of this year’s Reading Cultural Awards, some on more than one occasion. This shows how much is going on in, or linked with, our little patch of Reading!

The twelve categories and the events and acts which featured are in the table below.

Category 2018 finalists
Reading Place of Culture Ambassador Award Reading Between the Lines Theatre Company
Performance of the Year Matilda the Empress, Reading Between the Lines
Festival of the Year Reading on Thames Festival
Young Talent of the Year – under 25 John Madejski Academy (Performing Arts)
Cultural Space of the Year Rising Sun Arts Centre
Partnership of the Year Being Gordon Greenidge, South Streets Arts Centre, Department of Film, Theatre & Television at University of Reading, the Barbados and Friends Association of Reading (BAFA) and Reading School
Visual Arts Event of the Year Reading International
Cultural Organisation of the Year Reading Between the Lines theatre company
Best Education Project John Madejski Academy
The Made in Reading Award Being Gordon Greenidge, South Street Arts Centre & Benedict Sandiford

Lilies for Oscar Wilde, Reading Museum, Jelly, Reading Guild of Artists, Two Rivers Press

Business Champion of the Arts Reading Buses
Celebrating Reading’s Heritage The Shady Side of Town, Reading Tree Wardens and Two Rivers Press

Lilies for Oscar Wilde, Reading Museum, Jelly, Reading Guild of Artists, Two Rivers Press

Reading Museum/ Reading Abbey Quarter

Tickets for the awards ceremony on 27 June at the Olympia Ballroom at the Shehnai on London Street are available via Eventbrite. Prices are £27.54 for an individual ticket and £248.53 for a table for 10.

  1. Reading Between the Lines – reviews and other news
  2. Matilda the Empress at St James’ Church
  3. Reading-on-Thames Festival: What’s in it for Katesgrove-on-Kennet?
  4. John Madejski Academy – performing arts reviews and other news
  5. Rising Sun Arts Centre – reviews and other stories
  6. The Gordon Greenidge Story – 214* – Review
  7. Be enchanted by Abel Auer at the Rising Sun Arts Centre
  8. Bouquet at Haslams for Oscar Wilde
  9. You can bid for an Oscar Wilde Lily
  10. Jelly bus stop
  11. The Shady Side of Town book review
  12. Reading Museum opens new Abbey gallery
  13. Reading Museum – exhibitions and other news
  14. Reading Cultural Awards 2018
  15. Reading Place of Culture – full list of finalists