A High Street Sound Walk in Reading
Artists Aundre Goddard and Richard Bentley’s engaging sound walk combines music, sound, real and imagined voices to tell the story of London Street.
‘A Reading of London Street’ by Aundre Goddard and Richard Bentley
Start: The Black History Mural, located at 36 - 42 London street, on the North-facing side of the building.
Duration: 35 mins
This route is accessible. Please be mindful of road crossings.
Using headphones via your personal device, start at the Black History Mural and let local artist Aundre Goddard guide you along London Street in this journey through time. The map below gives an overview of the stops along the accessible route.
📄 Alternative formats: transcript | augmented transcript for deaf and hard-of-hearing people
Artists Aundre Goddard and Richard Bentley’s sound walk ‘A Reading of London Street’ tells the story of the community at the heart of London Street. Take a journey past the Black History Mural and Global Café, where food, music and romance can all be found along the way. Immerse yourself in the evocative sounds heard in the street, its alleyways and buildings. From the historic Huntley and Addington House to the vibrant music of the street’s iconic nightspots, this sound walk brings London Street’s history to life and captures its unique identity.
It’s part of High Street Sound Walks, a series of self-guided, immersive sound walks to help people discover the magic of their local high streets for Heritage Open Days. High Street Sound Walks is a commission by Historic England, National Trust and Heritage Open Days with support from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery and produced by Sound UK.
Produced in association with CultureMix, Readipop and Reading Borough Council.
Actors: Jamie Holbrook; Matt Whitelock; Hollie Alexander; Phoebe Edwards; Noah Robinson; Reuben York. Sound and music: Sam Proctor (Lismore Mastering); Matthew Foster; Nicholas Blake; Sarah Bentley; Jude Haste; Nino Auricchio; Additional period and crowd sound effects licensed from Pond 5 and the British Library Sound Archive. Recorded on location and at Readipop Studios.
With thanks to: Becci Louise, Katie Maloney, Tutu Melaku, Lionel Nurse and Terence Edwards. Plus Dave Goddard, Evelyn Williams, Leroy Ifill, Daryl Molloy, Angela Lewis and Hadil Tamin.