Pick of the month
Find theatre, music, creative arts, art history, photography, film or other arts events in and around Wokingham, Reading, Bracknell, Henley, Twyford.
Whether you want to sing or act or paint or dance or go to a performance or visit a community gallery to browse and shop, explore this site and enjoy 'more arts.'. Discover what's on in the local area. Enjoy 'more arts.'.
On the What's On pages, recently added events are marked with this symbol:
We've added these events to the site in the past 7 days:
The MORE ARTS Hands-on-Arts pavilion will be at all the local events this summer.
We've already lined up 2 events.
Look out for Hands-on-Arts at:
Try creative arts activities under the guidance of local expert artists. Nearly FREE entry.
Come and show off your artistic & baking skills at the Town Hall Charity Bake Off in aid of the Town Mayor's Charity. Simply - Bring a batch of 6 biscuits, 6 small cakes or 1 large cake with a Queen's 90th Birthday theme to Wokingham Town Hall between 10.00am and 11.00am on Thursday 2nd June for our judges to review. ...more details
As part of Wokingham's Queen's 90th Birthday celebrations, the Town Council is inviting 90 local residents who turn 90 in 2016, to a special celebration tea at WADE Day Centre on Saturday 25th June between 3pm and 5pm. Do you have a family member, neighbour or friend who will be celebrating their 90th Birthday this year and lives in Wokingham? If you think they would like to attend, the Council would love to hear from you. ...more details
On June 12th Wokingham Town Council is opening up Broad Street from 1pm for a Community Street Party followed by the annual International Street Concert at 6pm.
Wokingham Market place will be playing host to Wokingham's first ever Artfest!, and the wonderful Wokingham Art Societies Diamond Jubilee Frieze will be on display in the Town Hall.
Another chance to view the Queen's frieze & add your little likeness to the spectators!
The updated Queen's Jubilee Frieze will be on display for 4 days in the upstairs Function Room of the Town Hall from Thursday 9th June till Sunday 12th June, 10am-5pm.
Another panel has been added to mark Her Majesty's 90th Birthday!. The full frieze now measures 36 metres!
From our Legacy Fund (voluntary donations from our Local Arts Loan Programme) The Cultural Partnership funds projects to help vulnerable young people in the local area.
A recent project we funded was delivered by The Hands-On Company working with Just Around the Corner (JAC). The Hands-On Company uses puppetry to help build confidence in young people. Read more about the Hands-On and JAC Project.
To find out more about the 'more arts.' Legacy Fund, including a form to apply for funding, go to the About Us page and see how you may be able to benefit.
The Local Arts Loan scheme was is set up by and is managed by 'more arts.'.
Hire framed,original works of art to enhance your office, created by art students at local schools and presented to gallery standards.
Choosing artwork from Local Arts Loan supports the community by generating funds for creative projects to help vulnerable young people and by raising money for art development in schools.
Schools participating in
|St Crispin's School, Wokingham||GAM, London|
|The Holt School, Wokingham||Woodborough Dental Practice, Pangbourne|
|The Forest School, Winnersh||Field, Seymour and Parkes, Reading|
|Luckley House School, Wokingham||Wokingham Borough Council|
|Waingels College, Woodley||Earley Town Council|
|Maiden Erlegh School, Earley||Punter Southall, Wokingham|
|The Emmbrook School, Wokingham||Mantle Ltd, Wokingham|
|Ranelagh School, Bracknell||Oracle, Reading|
|Bradfield College||Johnson and Johnson|
At our art gallery we run art exhibitions and arts events.
To follow what's happening in our gallery, keep an eye on the Creative arts page.
We welcome you to The Art House, Broad Street Walk, just off Broad Street in Wokingham. The Art House, Broad Street Walk
The Cultural Partnership: 'more arts.' needs more Volunteers.
Get in touch with us using the Contact Us page and discover the world of volunteering!
In 2014 the then Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr. Ulla Karin Clark announced:
"a fund, in association with 'more arts.', to empower and mentor talented 14 to 19 year olds without the resources to reach their potential"
During the 2014-15 year money was raised through events and generous donations from local people, and we have now received the proceeds. All the money raised through the Mayor's charity appeal is held in our Legacy Fund. If you know of someone we can inspire in their artistic endeavours, whether it be in creative arts, dance, music, drama, photography or any other artistic activity, then contact us.
To apply for funding from our Legacy Fund see the About Us page.
The Cultural Partnership: 'more arts.' needs more Trustees. Could you be a Trustee?
The 'more arts.' 'Hands-on-Arts' pavilion at Spencer's Wood Carnival, September, 2012.
At events throughout the summer The Cultural Partnership provides its Hands-On-Arts pavilion, for families to try arts and crafts activities. What one artist said:
I have been aware of Wokingham's Hands-On-Art Pavilions for a number of years and have visited it with my family a few times at local events. We have enjoyed trying out new activities that we would not otherwise get opportunity to do. I feel privileged to have run a glass painting activity at two of these events this year and have found it very interesting to meet like minded people. It is a great opportunity for local residents of all ages and abilities to be able to try all sorts of different art and craft skills in a relaxed and friendly environment, and at no great expense. I hope that this project will continue for many years and I look forward to being a part of the team next year with my glass painting activity, which has certainly proved to be very popular.
You can now subscribe for the FREE 'more arts.' e-bulletin, published by The Cultural Partnership every few weeks.
Just go to the Contact Us page and enter your details.
We will never disclose your email address to anyone else.
Every library in the Borough has organised activities for all the family. Don't miss the fun.
There's something for every age group.
Find out more.
You may have wondered whatever happened to Queen's Diamond Jubilee Frieze, painted by 11 main artists of the Wokingham Art Society, 34 metres in length, depicting highlights of Her Majesty's reign.
During the display week, visitors were invited to add their own little likenesses to the lower border, thus creating a crowd of more than 500, watching the events pass by.
Well, we're pleased to say that it has been granted a permanent place in Wokingham town, outside the new Railway Station, transferred to glazed tiles for easier display, in a double-sided oak framed installation, 7 feet tall.
It was unveiled on 26 March 2014 by HRH the Duchess of Gloucester.
The Frieze is now visible to all, upon exit and approach to the station and, if you painted your own little likeness at the time, I'm sure you'll be proud to be included in this historic display.
See full sized picture for more detail.
You can read the complete story here.
The Wokingham Virtual Museum web site will become the virtual home of Wokingham Town Hall's treasures.
It is a work in progress with new items being added all the time. In the future we hope to extend the virtual museum to include the wider history of Wokingham Town.
In due course it will be possible for some of the items on display here to be viewed at the Town Hall.
If you have any queries about this web site please contact us by email.
To visit the Wokingham Virtual Museum online go to www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/museum.
The Peacock Gallery are currently looking for artists to exhibit from September 2015.
We have put together an exhibition information pack for artists and crafts people who are interested in promoting and exhibiting their work.
Our aim is to look for new up and coming and established artists and crafts people to inspire and breathe some new life into the gallery space and help further promote artists in our local and wider community.
Community Arts at Maiden Erlegh School which runs The Peacock Gallery, is a non-profit organization and take no hiring fees for exhibiting. However, we do ask for 20% of sales to go towards our running costs. The artist is also asked to provide a short talk, presentation or demonstration of their work to a small group of students and offer the opportunity for the artist to run paid workshops for the public.
As an inspiration to all amateur photographers, WEBCC now publishes a 'Winner of the WEBCC Monthly Competition'.
Take a look at this month's winning photo.
The Reading Bach Choir have made a short film about themselves and their aspirations for the 2013-14 season.
We're really quite excited about it and the coming season is going to be particularly exciting because we have commissioned a new piece from Gabriel Jackson which we will be performing in the summer of 2014 at St. James, near the Forbury and Abbey ruins in Reading.
Wokingham Borough Council commissioned The Cultural Partnership: 'more arts.' to arrange a seasonal exhibition in The Mall Gallery, Shute End. Este MacLeod was the artist chosen to make an Interactive Painting for Wokingham.
The Mayor, Councillor Bob Wyatt, made the first mark and two hundred staff from Wokingham Borough Council, Wokingham Town Council, elected members and members of the public painted their doodle for posterity over the next ten days. The Right Honourable, John Redwood, MP made the final marks.
Este then spent a week creating a cohesive piece which is absolutely stunning whilst retaining all the individual contributions.
The finished, framed work has been auctioned for charity; proceeds being divided between Link (The Link Visiting Scheme), which is the Mayor's chosen charity this year, and Starfish Greathearts Foundation (the Artist's chosen charity).
The Cultural Partnership wish to thank Este MacLeod & WBC for the opportunity and the contributors for their magnificent 'Marks'.
The Earley Charity helps local groups within the Earley & Reading area to secure grants for arts, cultural and heritage activities.
Get more information at www.earleycharity.org.uk.
In the Spring 2011 the Cultural Partnership: 'more arts.' arranged an art workshop for young people, in an empty shop in Maiden Place, Lower Earley. We are grateful to Real Time 21 South Street Reading RG1 4QU for providing access to the video clip.
To view the Quicktime video in a small pop-up window click here.
It may take 2-3 minutes to retrieve the video clip.