Big Blue

Big Blue Family Show and Parade
24 November, 6pm | Broad Street

A truly breathtaking event featuring a giant whale which will parade down Broad Street. Brought to you by Beautiful Creatures, creators of the Winter Giant, their creation is a glowing gentle giant with a haunting call for all of us. With stunning lights, dramatic drumming and shimmering jelly fish, Big Blue asks us to see the world around us. Free

Big Blue Family Workshop
10-11 November | South Street Arts Centre; St. Michael’s Church, Tilehurst; St. Bart’s Church, East Reading

Bring your family to a junk percussion workshop on either 10 or 11 November and learn some fun drumming sequences so you can take part in the Big Blue procession. All ages and abilities welcome. To book your free places at various locations around Reading visit

Big Blue & The Plastic Squid
8 and 14 December, 6–6.30pm | Outside M&S, Broad Street

Come and meet Reading’s Big Blue whale re-animated during December alongside a giant bioluminescent squid. Find out more about ocean sustainability and answer the call to become a plastic activist. Free