“Readipop is the only thing I look forward to in the week.”
Besides our work with young people, Readipop has, and continues to run different arts and music projects including community bands, publications, arts projects for the town and a artist development programme.
Readipop Festival aims to bring world-renowned artists to Reading, whilst providing a platform for our region’s best up-and-coming artists and musicians, all whilst improving Reading’s cultural offering.
Led by experienced, professional musicians who create a fun, sociable space to make and play music together, our community band sessions are open to beginners and more experienced players. Readipop run samba group Beatroots Bateria, Tankata Percussion, over 60’s choir Moving On, over 60’s Ukulele with Tea and Jam and Uke for all ages with Small Strings.
If you would like to know more about joining a Readipop band, please click ‘Get Involved’.
D&D ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Our D&D (Discovery & Development) programme is a talent development, mentoring and networking programme, supporting the artistic and professional development of young and emerging musicians in Reading and the Thames Valley.
For more information, please click ‘Artists’.
READING GIG GUIDE / READING ARTS MAGAZINE
Our gig guide was set up in response to the lack of a ‘one stop shop’ for finding events in Reading. With the advent of new listing sites and magazines appearing in the town, the Gig guide is currently in the process of being worked into a magazine promoting Reading’s Arts and Music culture.
If you are interested in writing articles for the new magazine, photography, illustration or even proofreading and editing roles, please sign up below:
Culture and Arts Networking programme in partnership with Jelly and Reading Cultural Education Partnership, funded by ArtsWork.
Join the Facebook group here
What People are Saying
Graeme Surtees, The Stables
“Engaging Young People”
Oxfordshire Youth Offending Service
David Rose, Milton Keynes Music Hub
“A Strong Reputation”
Hannah Dix, Arts Officer, Reading Borough Council
- Mini Project
- Reading On Tour- Music Heritage Trail
- Glitch Club
- Amersham Road
- Whitley Soundtracks
- Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities
- Break 4 Change
- Blessed Hugh Faringdon Samba
- Weekend Warriors Outreach
- Get Grandad to DJ
- Band Academy & Saturday Samba School
- Summer Music Week
- Organisation Transformation
- Banned Sessions
- Amersham Road Music Project- Youth Music Partner Project
- Band Camp & Rock Academy
- Bishop’s Green
- Urban Orchestra
- Cranbury College Pupil Referral Unit
- Bucklebury Rural Music Project
- Weekend Warriors
- Moorside Music Project
- Dhoom Dhamaka Indian Music Workshops