Cyber March

In March 2020, campaigners had organised a parade through the streets of Reading to protest the sale of the gaol to developers. Several hundred people had signed up, banners were made, performers were on standby to fill Reading’s streets with music, theatre, dancing, giant puppets and circus arts.

Sadly, like so many things, the event was cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic, but organisers were able to move the event online as a ‘Cyber March’ instead. Participants dedicated videos of themselves marching or images of their own artform on social media with the hashtag #savereadinggaol.