30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST


One of the group who originally squatted the building over 20 years ago Mr Phillbert (or just Philbert) is an experienced Carnival Artists. Every year he helps people to create wonderful Carnival costumes at The Rising Sun and works on Mas projects across the country.

Philbert: “The Rising Sun is a versatile arts space which adapts to what people want to do. As a Carnival Artist I appreciate the space and the community involvement – Carnival is all about community, about bringing people together, and that’s what we do at the Rising Sun”.