MUSIC CHANGING LIVES
Established in 1998, Readipop is an innovative music and arts charity with a strong reputation for inspirational, engaging arts projects that make a positive difference in people’s lives. We are passionate about the power of music to communicate and bring people together. Our work celebrates the joy of creativity and community as vital to a fulfilled life.
Readipop runs a range of music and arts programmes for people of all ages and abilities to get stuck into, along with opportunities with our annual Readipop Festival.
Whether you’re looking for lessons to initiate you, skills to hone or to raise your act’s profile, we are proud to be a part of your creative life.
Our annual three day music festival at Christchurch Meadows, featuring internationally renowned and local acts, alongside street food, craft beer and real ales plus workshops in music, arts & dance. The festival celebrates Reading’s creativity and raises vital funds for Readipop.
The funds go towards the work Readipop carries out in the community, bringing music to all with workshops and initiatives for those underrepresented in the arts.
Readipop delivers innovative arts projects in Reading to engage diverse musicians, artists, performers, participants and audiences in meaningful and engaging creative projects.
Readipop’s projects form the core of our community work. They are normally targeted at specific groups of people or parts of the community that may be facing some sort of disadvantage or complex need. Our projects inspire people to do more, be better and want to share their new work and interests with people. We also support schools and other partners to add more music, imagination and creativity to their work.
READIPOP HERITAGE TRAILS
Readipop worked with a team of young researchers to create a series of maps trails around Reading that celebrate our music, cinema, literary and photography heritage. Click on the image to go explore the trails.
The Readipop Heritage Trails were developed by a group of young people, as part of a heritage project called Reading on Tour. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Reading Borough Council, with support from Reading Museum, Barton Willmore, Volume and Alt Reading. The volunteers spent over a year researching Reading, interviewing local people, designing the trails and building this website. They contributed to every aspect of the project from event management to map design, while gaining new skills and uncovering Reading’s hidden history.
Home to our projects as well as The Amazons, Sundara Karma, Vocal Networking and Reading Rock Academy Project.
Readipop Studios is a music venue hosting Club Velocity and other events.
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