30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

Here Comes The Sun Festival 2014

Price: 
£7

Here Comes the Sun is back and is celebrating its fifth anniversary! This huge one-day extravaganza of music, dance, drama, comedy, poetry and art is the centre's biggest event of the year. Set in our rustically charming Grade II listed building on Silver Street, the festival runs on three stages, including the cosy back garden ‘Tree Stage’ and upstairs chill lounge 'Sky Stage' (both rarely open to the public).

27 acts + 12 hours + 30 volunteers + 1 beautiful building = Here Comes The Sun Festival

The 'Sun Stage' line-up kicks off explosively with our favourite voodoo sci-fi blues duo Vienna Ditto at 12 noon!

Topping the bill this year is Circulus - medieval minstrelism meets seventies psychedelia for a folk-prog experience like no other!

These acts book-end a prestigious line-up of talent of which we are rightly proud:

There will also be interactive, anthropomorphising furniture-based performance art from Olivia Stagg, curative poetry from the award-winning Wendy Klein, and - I SAY! - saucy routines from eclectic burlesque dance troupe Scarlet Vixens, while Nathania Hartley will be bringing something unorthodox and surprising to the day.  If this isn't enough, how does a not-entirely-traditional Punch & Jedi show grab you?  Hmmm?  Or Shakespeare performed atop a dinosaur?

See the line-up page for stage times.

 

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

Come and have some fun in the Kids' Corner with face painting, outdoor games and puppet making! Become a tiger for the day or play tic tac toe and skittles and so much more - the possibilities are endless and there is something for everyone to enjoy!

 

WE NEED YOU!

Besides all of the above, there are ways for YOU to join in!

SOUND - Silver Street Studios, next door to the Rising Sun, are offering Live Acoustic Recording Sessions on the day to anyone who fancies it and broadcasting the whole session live via Youtube!  You can book a slot using the booking form on the linked page.

VISION - Our late-night Outdoor Cinema will be showcasing short films and we're looking for more films to include, so let us know if you would like to contribute.

TASTE - The annual bake-off is back, but it's not just cakes we're looking for!  This year, we're having a Freestyle Sweet & Savoury Cook-off!

 

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Date(s): 

  • Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Circulus, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Vienna Ditto, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Ben Marwood, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Co-Pilgrim, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Lawrence Piddock, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Buildings On Fire, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Filip Hnizdo, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Laura Moody, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Baroness Maria von Hackemann, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Khamsina, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Holly, Tamara, Syrinx, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Bentcousin
  • Violet Class
  • The August List
  • Haze
  • Lonesound, James Ewers, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Spriggan Mist
  • Suzy Condrad, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Bright Shadows, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • A.F. Harrold, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Dinosaur, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • ZAP comedy, Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Here Comes The Sun, Rising Sun Arts Centre

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