Creating a Commmunity through the arts
We want to help the people of Wokingham Borough be a more unified and supporting community through the use of creativity and the arts.
Whether you want to sing or act or paint or dance or go to a performance or visit a community gallery to browse and shop, explore this site. Discover what's on in the local area. Enjoy 'more arts.'.
What's On? The Latest New Entries
On the What's On pages, recently added events are marked with this symbol:
We've added these events to the site in the past 7 days:
WOKINGHAM LIVING ADVENT CALENDAR 2019
During December 2019 the 8th annual Wokingham Living Advent Calendar happened in Wokingham.
At 6pm each evening (4pm at weekends) throughout December, we hope you enjoyed the FREE 20 min. performances. The LIVE NATIVITY was performed at 4pm in Peach Place on Sunday 15th December.
At the events donations totalling £2,283 (our highest yet) were raised by 13 local charities. Most of the donations were collected by the charities themselves. The remainder were collected through card payments via 'more arts.' and those donations have been distributed to the corresponding charity for each event. You can see a full list of the charities at wokinghamadvent.org.uk/charities.
The identity of each performance was kept a secret until the day, the venues were listed at wokinghamadvent.org.uk/venues. See video clips from ALL the performances at www.facebook.com/wokinghamadvent. On that page if you click "videos" you can see longer video recordings of each event.
As a memory of the Wokingham Living Advent Calendar 2019 you can still download the poster.
More information: wokinghamadvent.org.uk.
THANK YOU for your donations!
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK: when you attend a Wokingham Living Advent Calendar event, we'd like to know what you think, about the performance, about the venue, or anything else related to WLAC. Go to the Contact Us page and send us a quick message.
CIVIC AWARDS 2020
Can you can think of a special person who really makes a difference to community life in Wokingham?
A Town Council's Civic Award Scheme was initiated in 1997 for the purpose of recognising exceptional contributions to community life by people in our town.
Each year since then, the Council looks for shining examples of civic mindedness, personal courage, or service to family or community that is above and beyond the ordinary. We want the recipients of these awards to know that the difference they have made to the lives of others, or indeed to the life of the town is recognised.
if there is an individual that you would like to nominate, the nomination form needs to be downloaded from the website and saved to a computer before it can be completed.
An official ceremony will take place on Friday 24 January 2020 when the Mayor will present awards to successful nominees.
Submit your nomination at www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/civic/civic-awards.
Closing date for nominations: Thursday 22 November 2019
NEW 'Local Arts Loan' PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
'more arts.' has released a 12-minute video to show our Local Arts Loan programme
Our 'Local Arts Loan' programme selects high quality A-Level student artwork from local schools and provides it to local businesses and other organisations to enhance their office space.
The businesses pay a small amount each week for each piece, which we share with the schools, enabling them to invest in much needed art material and equipment.
Businesses can opt to pay a small amount extra, which we add to our Legacy Fund which we use to fund arts activities to help vulnerable young people.
We also loan pieces of art free of charge to local care homes, encouraging residents to discuss what the art work means to them and perhaps enabling them to reminisce about their younger lives.
Take a few moments to view our new Promotional Video.
If you would like to learn how your organisation can join the programme, and view some of the artwork in our online catalogue, go to the Local Arts Loan section of our website.
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