Let your artistic hair down for your chance to exhibit artwork at the Fringe Dome!
Schools who want a creative activity after the business of exam season are encouraged to enter our Poster Competition!
- Design a poster to celebrate 70 years of friendship with Reading’s twin town of Düsseldorf
- Entries must celebrate the twinning with Düsseldorf and include reference to both locations
- Entries must be up to A3 in size
- The winners will have their artwork exhibited at the awesome Fringe pop-up venue The Dome at Station Hill.
Submit your entries to: Kirsty Dabbs, Secretary to the Mayor, Reading Borough Council Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU. Please mark your envelope with “RFF Poster competition”.
Deadline: Saturday 1st July 2017.
Any questions about the competition should be sent to email@example.com.
The friendship between Düsseldorf and Reading began in 1947 when the Mayor of Reading, Cllr Phoebe Cusden, answered a call from the Royal Berkshire Regiment, then occupying Düsseldorf (Germany) after the Second World War. They needed help for people who were hungry and homeless. She organised the sending of food, clothes and toys from Reading. Phoebe Cusden then visited Düsseldorf and invited six needy children to stay in Reading with local families. A regular annual exchange of young people in both directions has happened ever since. Our two towns were officially twinned in 1975.
Further information about the twinning can be found on the Reading Düsseldorf Association’s website www.reading-dusseldorf.org.uk. The Reading Düsseldorf Association has also produced an Education pack for KS2 Primary schools, which can be found on the site.
In further celebration of this year’s 70th anniversary the Reading Fringe Festival are also hosting an array of events with visiting performers and artists from Düsseldorf. For more information see our events list.