READING Council is delighted to announce the return of its much-loved Reading Water Fest on 19 June this year as the flagship celebration event to mark the 900th anniversary of Reading Abbey. 2021 is an incredibly auspicious year for Reading – marking 900 years since Reading Abbey, originally one of Europe’s largest royal monasteries, was founded […]
Reading UK has produced a new introductory film to Reading Abbey Quarter to coincide with Reading Abbey’s 900th anniversary in 2021. Reading Abbey 900 has been produced to raise awareness of the Abbey as one of England’s outstanding medieval gems and to encourage visits to Reading later in the year, once the current COVID situation […]
The Reading Abbey Project – Revealed has been shortlisted for one of Europe’s most important and prestigious awards. Reading Borough Council’s Reading Abbey Revealed was named as a successful 2020 National Civic Trust AABC Conservation Awards project in December 2019. The project was shortlisted as a South East Regional Finalist in November 2019. The project […]
Abbey Memorial Plaques Two important stone memorial plaques in the Abbey Ruins have received extra protection this month to preserve them from adverse effects of the weather. The listed memorial plaques, located in the Abbey’s Chapter House, celebrate the abbey’s first and last abbots, Hugh de Boves and Hugh of Faringdon. The Council’s […]
Reading Abbey Project The Reading Abbery Quarter project scooped a prestigious regional planning award this month. The Abbey Quarter project was awarded the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) 2018 South East Award for Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture. The awards celebrate outstanding projects that demonstrate the power of planning in […]
Reading Abbey RFC Fireworks Annual fireworks at the club – see main website for further details.
Reading Water Fest Reading Water Fest and Abbey Ruins Revealed – This year’s Reading Water Fest will coincide with the official reopening of Reading Abbey and the start of the Reading Abbey Revealed Festival. Abbey Ruins Revealed The event takes place in the Forbury Gardens, Abbey Ruins and along The Kennet, between Chestnut […]
Reading Abbey Opening Volunteers Wanted Reading Museum is appealing for volunteers to be part of the Reading Abbey Revealed project, in particular to help out at the re-opening celebrations on 16th June. The museum is offering a number of exciting volunteering opportunities this summer, including Reading Abbey volunteer stewards to help […]