Reading Gaol Sale Confirmed

The sale of Reading Gaol has been formally confirmed with the Ziran Education Foundation. Announcing the sale the Ministry of Justice stated: ‘Initial proposals included plans for an educational centre providing services to the local community, including a museum outlining the history of the prison and an exhibition space accessible to the public.’ ‘The Ziran […]

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March to the Gaol

On Saturday 25th March 2023, around 500 people from all communities across Reading and beyond including MPs, council officials and local arts groups marched to Reading Gaol in a lively and colourful demonstration of the support for Reading Gaol to be saved as an arts and cultural centre. Starting from the Hexagon, the March was led

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Ballads for Reading Gaol

Our poetry competion Ballads for Reading Gaol was judged by Stephen Moss, former literary editor of The Guardian. The adult winner was Ros Hatt with her poem ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol Resurrection’ and Lilly Bell won the under 18 category with ‘To Escape’. We will be arranging video recitations of the two winning poems

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