Tuesday, 5 June 2018


Reading International: NOVEL Project Launch and Summer Event

Exhibition launch with music and BBQ

Thursday 14 June 2018
6 - 9 pm

A reproduction of three weeks in May 1970
Organised by NOVEL
May 2018 – May 2019

An introduction to the forthcoming programme of commissioned events alongside a presentation of the NOVEL archive and a video programme of past, present and future collaborators.
https://readinginternational.org/programme/novel/

Reading International Summer BBQ
Please join us to celebrate the mid-point of Reading International’s artistic programme with our partner organisations and contributors. With music provided by Uncle Peanut and food courtesy of Afghan BBQ.

At Open Hand Open Space, Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1HL
Please note, there is no parking available at this event, buses 15, 16 and 17 Brock Gardens stop right outside

Only The Sunny Hours


Contemporary photography with a KODAK Brownie 127

Curator Cally Trench, invited twenty artists to work with this sixty-year-old technology. 


Wednesday 20 - Sunday 24 June 2018


Exhibition open:
Wednesday 20: 3pm - 7pm
Thursday 21: 3pm - 7pm
Friday 22 June: 3pm - 7pm.
Saturday 23 June: 12 noon - 6pm
Sunday 24 June: 11am - 5pm


Open Day: Saturday 23rd June, 12 noon - 6pm
Performances, short films, talks, discussions and readings by the artists, plus a Brownie 127 studio where you can be photographed, and an indoor Picnic, where you can sit, eat, drink and chat. All welcome.

Artists: Marco Calí, Alex Dewart, Peter Driver, Barbara Dyrschka, Linda Francis, Judy Goldhill, Jane Grisewood, Hepzibah Hill, Ingrid Jensen, Lydia Julien, Philip Lee, Sophie Loss, John McDowall, Steve Perfect / Jennifer Partridge, Roger Perkins, Ann Rapstoff, Guy Tarrant, Roxana Tohaneanu-Shields, Cally Trench, and Nick Trench.

Kodak Brownie 127 cameras - made between 1952 and 1963 - were used by millions of families to record outings and picnics on sunny days. The Brownie 127 is a simple camera with a fixed shutter speed, focus and depth of field, and no flash or tripod attachment. The film is loaded in a darkened room and wound on by hand.