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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 16 December

 

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 9 December

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 2 December

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 25 November

 

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 18 November

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 11 November

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 4 November

 

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How Katesgrove ironworks contributed to the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology

By Evelyn Williams and Adam Harrington.

2008.99.0163

Limestone figurine of a horse 750- 650 BC, Cypro-archaic I period.
Image courtesy of the Ure Museum (c) University of Reading.

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology on Reading University’s Whiteknights campus houses many ancient Cypriot artefacts collected by Ellen Barry at the end of the nineteenth century. Ellen Barry was the daughter of William Exall, a partner at the former Katesgrove Lane ironworks Barrett, Exall and Andrewes. Her mother was Frances Mary Andrewes, who was a sister of another partner in the same business, Charles Andrewes.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 28 October

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 21 October

 

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 14 October

 

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 7 October

 

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Hug the Gaol on Sunday 13 October

Oscar Wilde gates on Chestnut Walk

The atmospheric art exhibition inspired by Oscar Wilde‘s haunting Ballad of Reading Gaol at the Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock recently provides a compelling cultural backdrop to the Hug The Gaol Event on Sunday 13 October at 2pm. The emotive images evoked by the ‘Pit of Shame’ lead us to a feeling of redemption as we surround Reading Gaol in a mass hug to demonstrate our desire to have Reading Gaol at the heart of the community.

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The Pantry re-opens

Canapes at the Pantry

Canapes at the Pantry. Picture : Huma Jehan

The new Pantry Café and Kitchen, in the old town hall near Reading Museum, was officially opened on 27 September. Katesgrove artist Huma Jehan was there to sketch the event.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 23 September

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 16 September

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 9 September

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‘In Reading Gaol by Reading Town’ – exhibition at the Turbine House at the Riverside Museum

‘In Reading Gaol by Reading Town’

A new exhibition of artworks inspired by Oscar Wilde‘s ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol‘ opened on Saturday 31 August in the Turbine House of the Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock. ‘In Reading Gaol by Reading Town‘ features works by 20 Reading artists curated by fellow local artists Jenny Halstead and Linda Saul.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 2 September

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 26 August

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