WELCOME TO THE WHITLEY ARTS FESTIVAL

CAN YOU HELP US WITH A QUICK SURVEY? Can you help us with a quick survey?

We are trying to find out more about what Reading audiences want and how best to let you know what we are doing.

The more we understand about the kind of things that engage you - the better equipped we are to provide the artistic and cultural experience that you'll enjoy.

We are particularly interested in finding out how best to communicate with you - not only your favoured medium but what we say and how we describe the events we are putting on.

This survey should only take about 5 minutes to complete. Your answers will be kept confidential and will only be used for research purposes.

Click here to take the survey
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NEXT EVENTS:
Pod:
Detals: Audiograft: 10th - 12th March - 12 noon - 6pm - Free
Courtyard John Henry Brookes Bldg, Oxford OX3 0BP
See below for details
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Pod:
Details: 21st March 2016 - 12 noon - 6pm - Broad Street Reading
See below for details
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Pod:
Artists: Alison Ballard and Mike Blow
Free - just roll up and give them a hug...


Tactile, sonic sculptures, that allow you to experience the physicality of sound through listening, touching, and hugging. Large, inflatable spheres with speakers inside, play a calm, sedate composition of droning, humming sounds that resonates their surface. As their sounds fall in and out of phase, they create pulsing and ringing notes, as though they are in conversation; trying to communicate with each other as well those around them, listening, and feeling their song.

Pod

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Co-commissioned by Hogarth Productions and Oxford Contemporary Music with funding from Arts Council England, Reading Borough Council, Audience Labs (Sound and Music) and creative support from Thor McIntyre Burnie. Produced by Hogarth Productions.

Looking at our audience

We have been looking into how to the kind of language that you like us to use to successfully communicate with you. We've found that people in general don't like too much jargon. You can see our findings in depth by clicking on the 'Understanding Out Audience' document link above.

WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO

Sound Mirrors

A new work:
A pair of 1.8m diameter parabolic dishes made from recycled redundant military hardware. These passive devices reflect and enhance distant sounds at a focal point a short distance from the centre of the dish.

Spice Tours

Kew Gardens:
Working with Artist Kirsti Davies to devise a script, style and content for a 20 minute rickshaw spice experience for Kew Gardens performed by actors.

The rickshaw rides are part of a summer programme designed by Kew that focusses of spices, exploring their botanical origins and their commercial and culinary history.

Brand design & production by:
Designation: Brand and Deliver

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