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What's on Reading Podcast
Atlantic Garden Media
The podcast that celebrates the arts and heritage scene in Reading.
3 days ago
Ep.09 'Reading Fringe Special'
Something a little different this month as we talk all things Reading Fringe Festival with the people behind the shows – Steph, one of the Fringe organisers; Fiona, an artist and curator based in our twin-town of Dusseldorf; and Reading-based comedian Preet. Together we discuss the challenges of putting on a digital festival, why the Fringe brings something different to our arts calendar and learn a bit more about some of the shows you can enjoy online this year via www.readingfringefestival.co.uk The What's On Reading podcast is presented by WhatsOnReading.com editor Damien Passmore and produced by Atlantic Garden Media - email: email@example.com
Jun 8, 2020
Ep.08 'Delivering Arts & Heritage At Home'
As lockdown continues, we speak to three guests who’ve had to get creative and learn new skills in order to continue to BE creative and TEACH new skills! We’re joined by Rachel from StrikeUp Theatre (https://www.strikeuptheatre.co.uk/), Dawn from Berkshire Maestros (https://www.berkshiremaestros.org.uk/) and Catherine from the Centre for Heritage and Family History (https://berksfhs.org/) who talk about the new – and, indeed, older – methods they’ve adopted to reach their communities. The podcast is presented by WhatsOnReading.com editor Damien Passmore and produced by Atlantic Garden Media (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
May 6, 2020
Ep.07 'The Show Must Go Online'
As lockdown continues, Reading's arts, culture and heritage community have learned to find ways to virtually connect with their audiences and ensure that they keep doing what they do so well. We are joined – virtually – by: Jenn from Reading Swing Jam (readingswingjam.wordpress.com/) Dave from The Free Radicals Improv (www.freeradicalsimprov.co.uk) Simon from Reading Libraries (www.reading.gov.uk/libraries) They tell us about the challenges - and successes - of doing things digitally. Don't forget you can find a frequently updated list of online events and activities at whatsonreading.com/online-events-and-creative-activities We'll be back in June - feel free to get in touch and tell us about how your group is coping in these challenging times. The What's on Reading podcast is presented by Damien Passmore and produced by Atlantic Garden Media (info@atlanticgardenmedia)
Apr 6, 2020
Ep.06 'Coronavirus Shutdown'
Join us for a very different edition of the What’s On Reading podcast as we talk about how Reading’s arts and cultural organisations are coping with the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. We’re joined by three guests who have been impacted in different ways – Dave Maul talks about having to move the Are You Listening? Festival (https://areyoulistening.org.uk/) from its prime April slot; South Street (https://whatsonreading.com/venues/south-street) artistic director John Luther talks about how to re-schedule an entire season - and the other ways he’s helping the community right now; and Rhodders from the Stand & Deliver Comedy Club talks about how he’s taken his shows online via their YouTube channel (https://tinyurl.com/S-Dvid) to keep us all laughing through lockdown. And don’t forget #TheShowMustGoOnline – you can see all the virtual events and workshops happening across Reading at https://whatsonreading.com/online-events-and-creative-activities The What's on Reading podcast is presented by Damien Passmore and produced by Atlantic Garden Media info@atlanticgardenmedia
Mar 5, 2020
Ep.05 'Birthday Bash'
This month we took the podcast on the road! We were put up by the fine folks at the Purple Turtle (purpleturtlebar.com), where we were also joined by Reading Film Theatre (readingfilmtheatre.co.uk) and Basildon Park (nationaltrust.org.uk/basildon-park). Why? Because the three wonderful Reading institutions are all celebrating big birthdays this year – 30, 50 and 125 years respectively! So join us for our big birthday bash and learn a little about this history of these great places – and the birthday celebrations they have in store this year!
Feb 5, 2020
Ep.04 'Hidden Gems'
This month, we’re talking about Reading’s “Hidden Gems” – the people and places doing great things in the arts, culture and heritage community that more people need to know about. And we’re joined by three shining examples - Katie from the university’s Music at Reading (www.reading.ac.uk/music), Rosie from the Berkshire Record Office (www.berkshirerecordoffice.org.uk) and Stephen from Sunday Assembly Reading (www.sundayassemblyreading.uk) – who each shine a light on just what makes each organisation worth seeking out. We also have a bonus catch-up with Pete from Readipop Festival who reveals the first names in this year’s line-up. For even more of Reading’s Hidden Gems, check out: whatsonreading.com/themes/hidden-gems
Feb 5, 2020
Ep.03 'Get Involved'
It’s January, the time so many of us think about trying something new. So we invited three guests from arts organisations in Reading that welcome newcomers to get involved in singing, art, dance and much more – Nikita from the Rising Sun Arts Centre (www.risingsunartscentre.org, Carole from Reading Guild of Artists (www.rga-artists.org.uk), and Juliette from School of the Arts (www.sota.uk.com) and the Reading Community Choir. With a wealth of classes, activities and volunteering opportunities, hopefully we can inspire you to try something new.
Feb 5, 2020
Feb 5, 2020
This podcast looks at the launch of the new one-stop listings site http://www.whatsonreading.com Discussing the development and launch of the project are Alex Brannen - Reading UK, Damien Passmore - Editor of whatsonreading.com, Sarah Cox - Reading Arts, Suzanne Stallard - Jelly, and Nick Thompson - Reading Rep. The podcast is hosted by Jonathan Richards. Developed by Reading UK and Reading Council’s Reading Arts, whatsonreading.com is available free to all arts organisations in Reading to promote their events, classes and workshops and will provide residents, workers and visitors with a comprehensive view of Reading’s vibrant cultural scene, all in one place. The website has been developed to support arts organisations across Greater Reading, who have long felt a single online platform to showcase their work was needed. Being able to provide a shop window onto the diverse arts, cultural and heritage events taking place every day across Reading will also have a positive impact on attracting visitors, retaining and attracting staff to Reading and keeping residents up to date with things to do locally.