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StrikeUp create shows for by and with our local communities, through the platform they feel represents them.
Sometimes, that means taking our work digital!

Fuelled by our own hunger for human connection throughout the pandemic, StrikeUp sought new platforms to reach out to our communities, create exciting work and keep ourselves entertained.

We are continuously delighted by the creative enterprise of our local communities, who share their energy and innovative spirit with us through digital workshops, community podcasts and rip-roarious films! StrikeUp are honoured to platform their work here.


900 years

A digital performance poem
Supported by Historic England & Reading Culture Live

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StrikeUp created 900 Years as part of Anniversary celebrations for the commissioning of Reading Abbey in 1121.

An historic landmark of our town, StrikeUp were thrilled to mark the event with local residents who came together through 8 weeks of workshops and a filming day live in the Abbey ruins, to create this digital performance poem.

900 Years imagines life for the people of Reading in 1121, wondering at the anticipation and aspirations shaped by the building of the Abbey in the heart of their town. The project made us reflect on the power of central spaces for helping communities thrive.


A lockdown film created in partnership with Reading Mencap & Reading Culture Live