Going Out

17 Apr 2014 09:30

Are You Listening? festival returns to Reading with huge line-up

The fundraising festival with it’s finger firmly on the pulse of what’s fresh in music, Are You Listening? returns to Reading town centre on Saturday, April 26, after a successful debut in 2013.

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17 Apr 2014 06:30

Royal Windsor Horse Show competition terms and conditions

Royal Windsor Horse Show competition terms and conditions

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16 Apr 2014 07:30

Medieval seals on show at exhibition

HISTORY buffs can lift the lid on Reading’s medieval power struggles at a free exhibition in the town centre.

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11 Apr 2014 09:30

Join in colourful rainbow run for hospice

A CHARITY run will bring a splash of colour to Reading in June. Berkshire’s first ‘Rainbow Run’ – a 3km event where participants are showered with powdered paint in the colours of a rainbow – will take place at 11am at Prospect Park on Sunday, June 22.

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10 Apr 2014 09:30

Comic duo Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball come to Reading

COMIC duo Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball will roll into Reading this month.

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26 Mar 2014 07:30

Affordable artworks at annual contemporary arts fair

PAINTERS are putting the finishing touches to their masterpieces ahead of a popular independent art fair. The Reading Contemporary Art Fair returns to the borough next month at the Rivermead Leisure Centre, when more than 100 artists and gallery owners will showcase their work to thousands of visitors.

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24 Mar 2014 07:30

We interview Reading band Echoic

Despite forming less than a year ago, Reading band Echoic are already making waves on the local music scene and beyond, with plaudits from BBC Introducing, local promoters, and even a growing fanbase in Europe.

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22 Mar 2014 06:30

Gallery is in the frame for Reading Contemporary Art Fair

AN art gallery showcasing an ever-changing mix of work has signed up to a popular annual fair.

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21 Mar 2014 07:30

Young Shinfield thespians scoop theatre award

TWO talented actors clinched top awards at an international drama competition.


20 Mar 2014 07:30

First World War poetry set to music at Reading Concert Hall

THE classic verses of a First World War poem will be sung by a Reading choir to commemorate the centenary of the conflict.

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16 Mar 2014 07:30

Theatre review: Trainspotting at Progres Theatre

IT’S hard not to warm to Mark Renton, AKA Rentboy, our guide on a tour of the grimy, grim and vomit-spattered underbelly of Edinburgh that the tourist rarely see.

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15 Mar 2014 09:30

Get a dramatic hit from Progress Theatre's Trainspotting

IRVINE Welsh’s gritty, violent and brutally honest novel, Trainspotting, made waves (and turned some stomachs) when it was published back in 1993. The darkly comic narrative takes the form of interwoven short stories, told by a group of Edinburgh friends whose lives are steeped in heroin addiction or the fallout from it. Unshrinking, raw and often graphic, it has been hailed as ”the voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent”.

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21 Feb 2014 07:30

Steel Magnolias brought to the stage at Shinfield Players Theatre

A TALE of friendship and the strength of women will be brought to life on the stage next week.

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19 Feb 2014 09:30

Jokes Down Town show with 4Fingaz will raise funds for ABC To Read

URBAN poets, comedians and singers are teaming up to raise cash to help children struggling to read.

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11 Feb 2014 09:30

Family theatre treat for half term at Arlington Arts Centre

A MAGICAL story will entertain youngsters during half-term next week. Isabel’s Well, written for children aged three to seven, tells the tale of a young girl who owns a well leading to a magical underground world.

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3 Feb 2014 19:46

Arctic Monkeys to headline Reading Festival 2014

SHEFFIELD'S finest, Arctic Monkeys, have been booked to headline the main stage at Reading Festival this summer, following their blistering performance in 2009.

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30 Jan 2014 09:30

The Blackout bring the party

Considering the set-back The Blackout encountered having to cancel the remaining shows of their tour last October when vocalist Gavin Butler being beaten by a hemiplegic migraine, the band came back fighting, and stronger than ever as they stepped on stage at Sub 89 in Reading.

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27 Jan 2014 07:30

Old-style cinema comfort at Windsor Theatre Royal

THE Windsor Picturehouse – the home of film at Windsor Theatre Royal – has its winter schedule all set, with a range of celluloid highlights ranging from children’s film to comedies, romance, action and some classics.

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26 Jan 2014 06:30

AC/DC tribute shoot to thrill in Newbury

THEY’RE back in black and bringing their Rock’n’Roll train to Arlington Arts Centre – it’s AC/DC tribute band Livewire.

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25 Jan 2014 07:30

Restaurant reviews: A taste of France on the Riverside

Nestled along Reading’s riverside amongst the many steakhouses and burger joints is Côte Brasserie. A French-inspired restaurant with a large varied menu and extensive wine list.

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