Giants of Reading’s cultural heritage take over Broad Street

Clandestination – the final instalment of ARENA

Saturday 19 August Broad St, 10am - 4pm

Visitors to Reading town centre this Saturday will come across ‘giants’ of Reading’s cultural heritage.ADDHpuppet web

As part of Reading BID’s ARENA programme of free arts and cultural events in Reading town centre and a curtain raiser to the Reading on Thames Festival, Annual Day Dream Harvest will bring mobile giant puppets to Broad Street.

Three metre high mobile puppets of Oscar Wilde, Arabella Fermour and Jane Austen will be wandering Broad Street, each containing a secret destination to broadcast an audio soundtrack of the literary works of Alexander Pope, Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde with reference to Reading and the Thames.

This event is the final chapter of this summer’s ARENA free arts programme funded by Reading Business Improvement District, before the Reading-on-Thames Festival kicks off on 9 September.