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Reading Arts Week

Now in its 6th year, Reading Arts and Music Week remains the town’s only open entry exhibition, showcasing works in all styles and media and open to everyone. Reading residents are being asked to submit art to be displayed at this year’s exhibition, being held at the Novotel Hotel in Friar Street on June 21 and 22.

Submitting work into Reading Arts & Music Week is open to anyone over the age of 16 living or working in the greater Reading area. Work from amateur artists




is particularly welcomed and can include paintings, music, sculpture, photography, textiles, ceramics, furniture, glass, mosaics, jewellery and digital art.

You can submit a maximum of two works for a supporting fee of £18.00. There is no charge for those who are currently studying on a full or part time course in the Reading area. Deadline for submissions is 23:59 on Sunday 1st June 2014.

To submit up to two pieces, visit www.reading.gov.uk/artsmusicweek. Submissions will be added to the festival’s Facebook page and Twitter feed as they are entered.

Cllr John Ennis, Lead Member for Education, said:

“Reading Arts & Music Week is a brilliant event for the town’s artists, including adult learners and students. Last year I thoroughly enjoyed viewing the impressive works of art on show produced by Reading people. This year’s events will have more emphasis on music and organisers are hoping to hear from local performers to get involved in the festival.”

Cllr Paul Gittings, Lead Member for Culture and Sport, added:

“Reading has many extremely talented and creative people. If you are one of them then don’t miss this great opportunity to show off your creative skills to a wider audience. Over the last six years the exhibitions have been amazing and I expect this year’s to be of the same high standard.”

Reading Arts & Music Week launches on Saturday June 14 with the return of the ‘Art Village’ at Reading Water Fest in Forbury Gardens. The Art Village is a collection of pop-up stalls and exhibitions by local artists taking part in this year’s exhibition.

For a full list of events and exhibitions, how to submit work, details of booking a stall at The Art Village or becoming a volunteer to help organise events, visit www.reading.gov.uk/artsmusicweek, www.facebook.com/rdgartsweek or www.twitter.com/rdgartsweek

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