Exploring community creativity in Whitley and Church Wards

We want to find out what’s going on locally, what creative groups need, and how people might be supported to be creative. Creative Lives is carrying out a piece of work as part of our Creative Citizens activity on behalf of Reading Borough Council to find out about volunteer and community-led creative activity in Whitley and Church Wards.

We want to hear about your experiences in Reading if you: 

  • organise or take part in a creative group or activity
  • are a creative practitioner or artist 
  • work in the creative sector to support the community  
  • organise or take part in a choir, festival, carnival, or music night
  • are part of a craft, sewing, knitting, art, dance, drama, photography, gardening, or book group
  • run a studio or workshop

Discussion event  

Tuesday 26 September, 12.45-2.30pm
South Reading Community Hub, 252 Northumberland Avenue, Reading, RG2 7QA
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Creative Lives is holding an event to gather information about community creativity in Whitley and Church Wards. Feedback will remain anonymous.

You’ll have an opportunity to discuss:

  • What informal creative opportunities are available in Reading?
  • Who takes part in creative activity in Reading and who doesn’t?
  • How could groups, organisations, and Reading Borough Council work more collaboratively?
  • How could we use creativity to enhance wellbeing and inclusion in our local community?

There will also be an opportunity to:

  • take part in a creative activity
  • meet new people
  • enjoy free tea, coffee, cakes, and pastries
  • explore ways to network, fundraise, and spread the word about your group

For further information, please contact: [email protected]