Live Streaming Cultural Venue
Reading Culture Live brings performances and activities to residents via their phones, PCs and tablets.
14:24 01 June 2020
Various arts and cultural organisations in Reading have come together to bring performances and activities to residents through a new live streaming venue. Reading Culture Live streams everything from music to yoga, dance classes to arts and crafts and many live or pre-recorded events that are part of the Reading Children's Festival.
The website was created to fill the gap in Reading while venues for arts, culture and heritage remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is hoped the virtual venue will become a permanent fixture on Reading's cultural scene even after the pandemic. Funded by the Great Places Scheme, the website is run by Reading Borough Council, Reading UK and the University of Reading.
Nigel Horton-Baker, Executive Director of Reading UK, said: "We are missing our cultural fix in Reading in these Covid times and our local artists and cultural community have had their income streams cut off overnight.
"This project brings the two elements together to keep us healthy and lift our spirits during these difficult times while providing a platform for Reading's renowned creative sector."
Karen Rowland, Reading Borough Council Lead for Heritage, Culture and Recreation, said: "Enjoy a piece of music, find the artist within you, dance off pent-up energy, meditate your way to inner peace or tuck the kids away at something fun and good for them while you take a well-earned breather... Reading Culture Live brings you all of this and more, all from Reading local creatives and artists."