Town to Gown: the Reading Guild of Artists summer show

By Gillie Tunley and Adam Harrington.

Liz Chaderton: great crested grebe, fisher king, heron and kingfisher (ink, watercolour and metal leaf).

The Reading Guild of Artists (RGA) are staging their fifth summer show at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education at their London Road campus until 24 June. It features an exhibition by RGA’s talented members, highlights from the fabulous Whiteknights Studio Trail, and includes a showcase for inspirational final year work by BA Ed Art students.

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Whiteknights Studio Trail 2018

This year’s Whiteknights Studio Trail takes place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June and includes three artists, Carole Stephens, Linda Saul and Mark Ripley who are exhibiting at Christ Church (venue 22), the closest venue to the Whitley Pump.

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The Dairy, the Ice House and Park House bar at the University

With help from Sue Beckett, Matt Davies and Simon Sheppard.

While our University students are engaged in scholarship sublime or out volunteering, or maybe just kicking wheelie bins down Hatherley Road after flooding Reading pubs dressed as golfers (for reasons I don’t want to understand), you could be using one of their three great bars, where well-behaved townies are welcome. All three have reasonable prices and well-trained, polite staff, but refreshingly little else in common with each other. I have been wearing the hair-shirt by breaking dry January and drinking and eating in all of them. They have varied opening times, so best to check the links.

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Reading University asks for public feedback on St Patrick’s redevelopment plans

The University of Reading is looking for public comment on its new proposals to redevelop St Patrick’s hall on Northcourt Avenue. The university withdrew its previous proposal after a petition, protest from the Victorian Society and the local listing of Pearson’s Court by Reading Borough Council.

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