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    Help us uncover Reading's hidden cinematic, photographic and literary history!

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    1000 Years of History

    Reading's musical history spans almost 1000 years, dating back to 1121 with music from Reading Abbey. (photo from the Reading Museum archives)

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    Festivals, Venues, Studios and More

    Reading's music scene covers a vast range of locations, all of which can be discovered here! (photo from the Reading Museum archives)

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    The Good, The Bad…

    and the misunderstood! Reading's musical artists range from interantional musical superstars right down to emerging artists, all shaping the town's music scene. (photo from Reading Library's Local Studies Collection)

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Favourite Pages

Below are a few of our favourite pages, but we've got plenty more! Check them out on the Locations & Artists page.

  • Music has been a rebellious rallying point for youth cultures and as such present something of a common denominator between generations
    Brendan Carr, Reading Museum
  • We’re all in the same band, we just take it in turns to play.
    Nicole Johnson and Paul Glover, Retreat Jazz Musicians
  • 'Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it'
    John Lennon
  • 'Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something'
    Frank Zappa

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