RG2 Radio fun day and live show in Whitley on 21 October

Whitley’s RG2 Radio presents a family fun day celebrating black history month on Sunday 21 October at the South Reading Community Centre on Northumberland Avenue, Reading. They’ve lined up activities and workshops in art, dance and spoken word for children and adults on the theme of African Kings & Queens.

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Memories of the paintings at the South Reading Community Centre

by Dennis Wood

The opening of the South Reading Community Hub

The opening of the South Reading Community Hub took place in June this year after the Whitley Library had been moved there. After I attended the opening and told some friends about it, they mentioned to me about the two large paintings that they remembered from their younger days as hanging in the main hall of the South Reading (Whitley) Community Centre and wondered whether they were still there. Although I knew they were no longer in the hall, there were various recollections of these paintings and clearly a bit of research was needed to unravel their story. This is the result with the valuable help of Reading Museum.

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