World Book Day 2021

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World Book Day 2021 World Book Day 2021- West Berkshire Libraries We are delighted that the government’s roadmap for lifting the current restrictions offers public libraries the opportunity to re-open on 12 April. (This date is subject to the Government's satisfaction that transmission rates continue to fall nationwide this month.) We hope it will once …

Has ‘Banksy’ decorated Reading Prison?

An amazing 'Banksy'-style piece of street art has been created on the outer wall of Reading Prison.The artwork appeared at some point over the weekend of Saturday, February 27, and Sunday, 28. Read more...Banksy has confirmed that he is the artist behind the street art that appeared on the wall of Reading Prison.The elusive artist confirmed the …

The Madejski Stadium Dementia Café -serving up more than just tea to the local community

Thanks to fans’ Season Ticket donations to Community Trust projects, dementia-sufferers will be able to use our Trust’s café sessions as soon as it is safe to open once more… The Dementia Café in partnership with Reading Football Club Community Trust and Age UK Berkshire was set up as a pilot scheme in February 2020 …

Crossrail 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXGWKcoGynM&feature=emb_logo Crossrail Ltd plans to bring the Elizabeth line into passenger service as soon as practically possibly in the first half of 2022.  Delivery of the Elizabeth line is now in its complex final stages and is being completed at a time of great uncertainty due to the risks and potential impacts of further Covid …

Open Studios 2021

INSIGHT 2021 new opening dates We are moving INSIGHT 2021 to September so that we can offer the pleasure of an exhibition experience at The Base as close as possible to normal, but in line with government guidance. Visitors will be able to enjoy the Open Studios flagship exhibition every day from Saturday 18th September to Sunday 10thOctober, …

Paul Presents: A Chat with Reading Legend- Mick Gooding

Mick Gooding Mick was raised in Newcastle on Tyne, as part of a large family. His love was cross country running and football, which he would play whenever he could. He started out working in the Shipyards in Newcastle before becoming a professional footballer. He spent time as a footballer with Bishop Auckland, Rotherham United, …

Paul Presents: Taking Time Out to Home School with Caz Campbell

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Caz chats to Paul about Home schooling during lockdown. Many parents found this a daunting prospect and many different approaches have been used.The internet has been flooded with lesson plans, free downloads, suggested websites and learning platforms, which can be overwhelming. Children have had their world turned upside down and parents still need to be …

Is There Life on Mars?

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Photos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNVzxeYjE9Q&feature=emb_logo Overview The goal of the Mars Exploration Program is to explore Mars and to provide a continuous flow of scientific information and discovery through a carefully selected series of robotic orbiters, landers and mobile laboratories interconnected by a high-bandwidth Mars/Earth communications network.Follow The JourneyUK Space Agency‘Was there life on mars?’ UK scientists at …