By Brenda Sandilands and Gillian Tunley
Reading University Dramatic Society’s (RUDS) captivating new musical leads us into an imaginary end-of-the-world scenario. A long-lost letter which foresees the doom and destruction of the planet is discovered – is a devastating meteor on its way?
Christ Church in Christchurch Conservation Area
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.
By Kalvin Gavrilov.
I joined thirteen students from year nine of Whitley’s John Madejski Academy (JMA) on a day trip to Reading University in March this year, organised by the JMA’s head of mathematics, Mrs Pareek.
The 2018 Reading half marathon will take place on Sunday 18 March. The anti-clockwise route starts in Green Park and ends at the Madejksi stadium.
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.
by Jo Alexander-Jones
Are you over 55 and looking for a suitable exercise class? Just over half a mile and precisely one kilometre from the Whitley Pump there are sessions at the University Sports Park.
The Friends of the Harris Garden, on Reading University’s Whiteknight Campus, hold regular charity open days. The Whitley Pump‘s Gillie Tunley went to one on 21 May (for Little Owls pre-school) to take some pictures of the garden in its full spring glory.
There is a mysterious mound of earth just off the beaten paths of the Whiteknights campus that when viewed all way around has the look, air and feel of a Hobbit barrow in the Shires. There is a brick entrance and a lonely shadowy gate that looks like a good habitat for bats and small birds but no other hints of its origin or use.
Reading University Gospel Choir
Children from the Palmer Academy on Northumberland Avenue have been regularly attending lunchtime concerts at Reading University over the last year. It’s clear that the children enjoy these concerts, and after a year of being exposed to a wide variety of music from a capella singing groups to string ensembles, it seemed sensible to get a child’s opinion for a change.
Oi! You! Gimme food!
The old rose garden looking north
Beech tree (I think) in winter
The old rose garden looking west
The old rose garden looking south
The Harris Garden on Reading University’s Whiteknights campus remains open throughout the winter.
Quadrangle at St Patrick’s Hall
Reading University are holding a public exhibition of their new plans to redevelop St Patrick’s Hall on Wednesday 11 January at 6pm. [Note: this exhibition has been postponed].
University of Reading
The Whiteknights Studio Trail takes place this weekend, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June. Venues will be open from 11am until 6pm each day and the closest to the Whitley Pump is Christ Church. This wander takes in some venues, artists and exhibits of local interest.
Stare II (Hannah Jones)
Files not found (Joe O’Donnell)
Cornucopia (Vanessa Farmery)
The University of Reading’s art department degree show Dusk showcases the diverse talents of its undergraduate and postgraduate students, featuring painting, sculpture, film, performance and installation, mostly along themes that are literally or emotionally dark.
Reading University hosts a number of music events over the summer, from final year student recitals to 24-hour musicals.