You can now make nominations for Reading Cultural Awards 2018 for activities that took place between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018. The deadline for nominations is 20 April 2018.

The twelve categories and last year’s winners are shown in the table below.

Category2017 winner and organisation
Reading Place of Culture Ambassador Award Inside at Reading prison – Artangel
Performance of the YearHenry I of England – Reading Between the Lines
Festival of the Year Reading Fringe Festival
Young Talent of the Year – under 25Alice Knight – Aldworth Philharmoinic Orchestra
Cultural Space of the YearSitelines – theatre in unusual spaces curated by South Street Arts Centre
Partnership of the YearLast year the award for Reading Arts and Business in Partnership was won by Haslams
Visual Arts Event of the YearInside at Reading Prison – Artangel
Cultural Organisation of the YearJelly
Best Education ProjectInfamous – Berzerk Productions
The Made in Reading AwardHenry I of England – Reading Between the Lines
Business Champion of the ArtsLast year the award for Business Innovation in the Arts was won by Light up Reading
Celebrating Reading’s HeritageHidden Abbey Project

Nominations can be made online and must include reasons for your choice.

The Whitley Pump has reviewed many plays, exhibitions and other performances in the past year, with special attention given to organisations and venues from south Reading. There is still a month to go before the nomination year ends on 31 March 2018. To find out about events locally follow our What’s On page.

Tickets are now on sale from Eventbrite for the awards ceremony will take place at the Olympia Ballroom at Shehnai on London Street on Wednesday 27 June.

  1. Reading Cultural Awards
  2. Henry I of England
  3. Gift – Beautiful Creatures
  4. Whitley Pump reviews
  5. What’s On page
  6. Eventbrite awards ceremony tickets