Small Silence by Richard Bentley

A space for you to explore your own noisy silence

Shared spaces for quiet downtime are slowly disappearing from our town. This immersive sound installation explores ways in which the soundscape of our local quiet spaces – faith buildings, libraries, galleries and museums – support our sense of stillness and reflects on what value these spaces have for people in Reading today.

Part of a summer of ‘Small Silence’ arts activities, Reading-based sound artist Richard Bentley will be collaborating with other local artists to explore the relationship between listening, soundscape and stillness, creating a temporary quiet space – somewhere for you to stop and enjoy your own noisy silence.


  • Venue: Broad Street Mall
  • Start: 10:00 Friday, 19th July 2019
  • End: 16:00 Sunday, 28th July 2019