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Creative talent admired

It was all things art this weekend as the College and Reading Arts Week joined forces to showcase local talent.

Friday was the College’s annual creative arts end of year show which gave students’ the opportunity to showcase their work. The evening also included live music, fashion shows and outdoor performances from Junction Theatre.

There was also work on display from local artists as part of Reading Arts Week.

 

Cllr Marian Livingston, The Mayor of Reading and Cllr Ennis, Lead Councillor for Education were also in attendance to show their support.

In her welcome speech, Reading College Principal Lesley Donoghue highlighted the importance of the arts industry. “It is not only enrichment, creativity and soul art brings into our lives, the creative arts are important to our financial well-being as well. Creative industries create £70,000 per minute for the UK economy. It employs 1.5m people in the UK. It accounts for £1 in every £10 of UK exports.”

 

The College was open all weekend for the local public to view the artwork on display.

Plenty of pictures can be found on our Facebook page.