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Do we need ice? The Reading Fringe Festival does! Does the world need it too?
July 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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July 27, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Landscape of water and ice caps with a setting sun

We are excited to be hosting our first ever Reading Fringe Festival event this year! BBC Radio 3 Presenter and Festival guest curator Fiona Talkington hosts a lively lunchtime debate with special guests who have an interest in ice, climate change, silence, darkness and beyond.


Terje Isungset

Internationally renowned ice musician and Director of Ice Music Festival Norway.

Emile Holba

Emile is a photographer, writer and broadcaster. Passionate about music, his acclaimed Welcome to the Quiet Zone was recently repeated on BBC Radio 4.

Chris Beales

Local musician and passionate environmentalist, Chris is Chair of the Reading Climate Change Partnership.

Nyani Quarmyne

Nyani Quarmyne’s photographs of coastal erosion in Ghana bring a moving and powerful perspective to the discussion. Nyani is from Reading’s Twin Town of Düsseldorf.

Fiona Talkington (Chair)

BBC Radio presenter on Radio3 and 4 for over 20 years, Fiona was brought up and still lives in Reading. She has worked extensively in Norway with music, literature, art and film and has hosted and chaired events in the worlds of the arts, health and education in the UK and abroad.

Admission is free but tickets must be booked through Reading Fringe Festival

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