Welcome to WordUp!


Reading’s Year of Culture has a different theme each month. Since April’s theme is New Writing we propose to engage with the imaginations of people all around the town – regardless of age or background – through the simple power of words.

Words are of course something we meet with every day, but this project will seek to place carefully chosen words in locations around the town in such a way that the combination of word and location are seen afresh.

By giving prominence to one word or a short phrase that is some way relates to the host venue the people of Reading will be encouraged to reflect upon the history and identity of the town in new and thought-provoking ways.

As well as highlighting the art at each venue this site will also promote some online artworks which will be added to over time. We also invite you to participate.

Explore and enjoy!

Peter Driver, Robert Fitzmaurice