Live Sessions

Thursday 27th

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Join

Defying the distance: Sustainable letters for loved ones

A workshop-based session of crafting seed paper to create plantable messages

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Join

Cooking and Care

Join us for 2 hours of baking, art, and conversation.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Join

A Walk With Nature

A workshop to creatively enhance your lockdown daily walks.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Join

purpleSTARS Pandemic Portraits

During the Pandemic Portraits live session, purpleSTARS will introduce recorded video portraits, and invite participants to join in listening, drawing and if you would like to, dancing. Please have some paper and drawing materials with you for the session.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Join

Waiting for Flowers to Bloom: Life in Lockdown

The screening of this 15-minute short film will be followed by a Q&A with the students involved who will further discuss self-care, studying and creating a piece of collaborative work entirely in lockdown. Please come along and join the discussion!

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Join

Love and Labor. Intimacy and Isolation. Care and Survival

A performance between mothers and children in a state of lockdown Performance by Maternal Fantasies collective, accompanied with q&a with artists Isabell Spengler, Magdalena Kallenberger and curator Anna Kontopoulou.

Friday 28th

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Join

Architecture Cares

Please join us in this workshop, where we will be reworking the map of care Architecture students have created, remapping the city of Reading together.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Join

Menstrual Care Charter

Join us for a 10-minute live performance entitled Menstrual Care Charter, followed by an interdisciplinary Q&A with Menstrual Care Charter’s artists and menstruation experts on 28th May 3-4pm. Before, during and beyond the event, we ask Reading Assembly participants and audiences or anyone interested in the topic to contribute with their menstrual care demands, votes on demands and comments on Menstrual Care Charter’s Padlet:

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Join

Sounding Out: Listening Session

Join us for an audio play followed by a Q&A with the artists and performers involved here.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Join

What is the sound of care and solidarity?

Join us for an open listening session with Reading Refugee Support Group (RRSG) and Ultra-red sound artist activist collective.