Sound UK is working with Reading Borough Council to create two self-guided audio trails for Reading’s High Street Heritage Action Zone.
Created by local artists Aundre Goddard, Fiona Talkington and Richard Bentley, each trail will take listeners on a journey of discovery, celebrating Reading’s heritage and revealing hidden histories along the two routes.
These new audio trails are produced by Sound UK in association with local arts organisations Readipop and Berserk Productions.
From 21 June each audio trail will be available to listen to on the Reading Borough Council website and members of the public will be able to walk the trails using their smartphone.
Huntley & Palmers: Market Place & London Street
Take a journey through time and the world of biscuits with this fascinating audio trail from Market Place to London Street by Aundre Goddard and Richard Bentley.
St Mary’s Butts & Castle Street
Join BBC presenter and long term Reading resident Fiona Talkington on an engaging audio walk that brings the rich history of St Mary’s Butts and Castle Street to life.
Commissioned by Reading Borough Council. Produced by Sound UK in association with Readipop and Berserk Productions.
The commission is part of the Reading High Streets Heritage Action Zones Programme, led by Historic England and Reading Borough Council.
About Reading Heritage High Street Action Zone
The HSHAZ scheme is a heritage-led regeneration initiative led by Historic England, working with local Councils and the community to create economic growth and improve the quality of life in our historic high streets. Find out more on their website.