Following Dame Judi’s inspirational message, we are delighted that local girl Natalie Dormer has emailed us with this heartfelt plea to MoJ.
“I so hope that Reading Gaol can achieve its huge potential as a thriving arts & culture centre. The historic significance of the building with its Victorian architecture, its association with the brilliant Oscar Wilde and indeed its site location upon the rich, textured history of the medieval Reading Abbey is of great local and national interest. It deserves to be protected and supported as a venue for thriving community spirit, education and creative ideas. A massive opportunity to create a cultural gem for Reading.” – Natalie Dormer