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JENNY BREUER • Published 29 Jun 2012 14:30 0 Comments
New professional theatre company, Reading Between The Lines, is keen to hear from local artists who would like to create a piece of art based on Shakespeare's timeless play, Twelfth Night. The artists have until October 22, to create their piece, which will be displayed and placed on sale at the beautiful, deeply historical but seldom explored venue, the Minster of St Mary The Virgin Church, right in the centre of Reading. If you would like to create a piece of art, email email@example.com
Reading Between The Lines is also working hard to raise funds to develop the production of Twelfth Night at the Minster from October 23-November 3. If you want to support them visit www.pleasefund.us/projects/twelfth-night.
Hal Chambers, director of the piece, whose credits include The Donmar Warehouse, Bath Theatre Royal and Shakespeare's Globe, said: "You can expect beautiful poetry, mesmerizing music and visually arresting theatrics in a stunning church setting."
Comedian Mark Watson returns, to perform a preview of his Edinburgh festival show "The Information", at Norden Farm Centre for Arts on Wednesday, July 11. "The Information" sees Mark discuss what happened when he became a victim of identify fraud. He examines the power of the internet and his ideas about stopping crime forever, along with some more frivolous matters. The show starts at 8pm. For tickets, priced £15, call 01628 788997 or book at www.nordenfarm.org
Vivace Voices are giving their 20th Anniversary Concert at St Stephen's Church, Upper Basildon, on Wednesday, July 18. The programme, followed by a buffet tea, will be a mix for all tastes. The concert starts at 2pm and entry, £2.50, is payable at the door. All proceeds go towards the Five A Day Garden Scheme at Englefield.
Basildon Park offers two delightful new outdoor theatre productions.
Take a step back in time and meet Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters on Sunday, July 8, 7-9pm, in Pride And Prejudice. And if you prefer tales of wicked witches, talking animals and plucky maidens and dashing adventures, watch Grimm's Fairy Tales on Friday, July 20, from 7-10.30pm. Call 0844 249 1895 for tickets, which cost £14 (adult) and £9.50 (child).
Support Alana from Bracknell, who entered the Live And Unsigned Final. She is playing at The O2 on Saturday, July 14 and wants to be crowned the UK's best Live and Unsigned Act. Get tickets from www.liveandunsigned.uk.com
The final week of Reading Summer Proms 2012 is a busy one!
Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin will host the first ever Reading Minster Festival between Friday and Sunday. A variety of eclectic events take place over the weekend, including performances from Juliet Kelly Trio, Pipes Aloud2 and Choral Classics. Full details of all events at www.readingministerfestival.org.uk.
Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra will hold the final concert in their 10th Anniversary Season with a choral performance of Beethoven's Symphony No.9 at The University's Great Hall on Saturday. Tickets cost £12 from 07532 217325 or visit www.readingarts.com
This article appeared in Slough Observer 29 Jun 12