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April – July programme coming soon

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Due to a hiccup at the printers, the April – July programme hasn’t quite made it into our hands yet.

We’re hoping to get copies into the centre (and the other locations around town where we drop them off) very soon, but in the meantime, here are a few of our top picks for the next few months, followed by the complete list.

Watch out for…

APRIL

Club Velocity - Friday 24 April 8pm

Tom Williams (minus The Boat): It’s been a while, but he’s finally back at the Rising Sun - solo this time. Sid reckons he’s one of the best acts to ever play here (well, over the last ten years...). Supported by Matt Maltese and Dicky

MAY

Abdoulaye Samb - Friday 1 May 8pm

Abdoulaye Samb is a guitarist, singer and composer from Senegal. His original music is inspired by Fula and Mandinka cultures and his distinctive musical style has grown out of his travels, collaborations and researches in Africa and Europe. It promises to provide a wonderfully intimate experience of African/Senegalese music.

Stand Up Cinethon (Year of Culture Fundraiser) - Sunday 24 May 12 noon - 8pm

Join us for a whole day of cinematic classics, film trivia quizzes, homemade cake and more. Our movie marathon will include Dziga Vertov's 1929 documentary film Man with a Movie Camera, German silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920), Orson Welles directing and starring in The Stranger (1946) and Hitchcock's (and indeed Britain's) first talkie from 1929, Blackmail.

Enjoy some popcorn and while away the intervals in our fabulous café of homemade cakes and refreshments. Plus - bar open throughout, film quizzes with prizes between each film, make your own movie workshops.

JUNE

Spriggan Mist - Friday 5 June 8pm

Pagan-influenced prog with a lot of instruments and a lot of energy, Spriggan Mist make a welcome return to the centre, this time as part of their Myths and Legends tour. Support comes from acoustic duo Knight & Tuffery, playing a range of traditional, contemporary and self-penned songs.

JULY

Creative Skill Share Day (Year of Culture Fundraiser) - Sunday 5 July 10-4pm

Come and get creative with local artistes and makers at a one-day skill-sharing event with all the money raised going back into the centre and our 2016 Year of Culture programming. We will be hosting workshops and drop-in sessions throughout the day including traditional printing, book-binding, jewellery-making, stone-carving and more! Enjoy homemade cakes and a bustling creative atmosphere as we celebrate local arts alongside Reading Arts Week and Jelly's Open for Art Weekend.

Quick Glance

APRIL DOORS START EVENT

FRI 24 20.00 20.30 CLUB VELOCITY

SAT 25 21.00 21.00 FIESTA LATINA

MAY

FRI 1 20.00 20.00 ABDOULAYE SAMBE

SAT 2 20.00 20.30 READING KABARET KOLLECTIVE

SUN 3 13.00 13.00 ART SPACE

FRI 8 19.30 20.00 THE BIG UNTIDY

SAT 9 20.00 20.30 TRIBUTE NIGHT: 60 YEARS OF EUROVISION

THU 14 18.00 18.00 CARIBBEAN ARTS DISCUSSION

FRI 15 19.00 19.30 STAND UP CINEMA

SAT 16 10.00 10.00 BOOKFACE BOOKCLUB

SAT 16 12.30 13.00 CLASSICAL FOR CHARITY

SAT 16 20.00 20.30 BANDORAMA

SUN 17 16.30 16.30 MILONGA SIMPATICA with TANGO SELECT

FRI 22 19.30 19.45 READ COLLEGE PRESENTS: COMEDY

SAT 23 21.00 21.00 FIESTA LATINA

SUN 24 12.00 12.00 CINETHON FUNDRAISER

FRI 29 20.00 20.30 CLUB VELOCITY

JUNE

FRI 5 20.00 20.30 SPRIGGAN MIST

SAT 6 20.00 20.30 SCARLET VIXENS BURLESQUE

SUN 7 13.00 13.00 ART SPACE

FRI 12 19.30 20.00 THE BIG UNTIDY

FRI 19 19.00 19.30 STAND UP CINEMA

SAT 20 10.00 10.00 BOOKFACE BOOKCLUB

SAT 20 20.00 20.30 BANDORAMA

SUN 21 16.30 16.30 MILONGA SIMPATICA

FRI 26 20.00 20.30 CLUB VELOCITY

SAT 27 21.00 21.00 FIESTA LATINA

JULY

FRI 3 20.00 20.30 LEONARD COHEN NIGHT III

SAT 4 12.30 13.00 CLASSICAL FOR CHARITY

SAT 4 20.00 20.30 READING KABARET KOLLECTIVE

SUN 5 10.00 10.00 CREATIVE SKILL-SHARE DAY

SUN 5 13.00 13.00 ART SPACE

FRI 10 19.30 20.00 THE BIG UNTIDY

SAT 11 19.30 20.00 MADCAP MOONSOUP

FRI 17 19.00 19.30 STAND UP CINEMA

SAT 18 20.00 20.30 BANDORAMA

SUN 19 16.30 16.30 MILONGA SIMPATICA with TANGO SELECT

SAT 25 21.00 21.00 FIESTA LATINA

FRI 31 20.00 20.30 CLUB VELOCITY

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This Weekend's Events (17th to 19th May)

Hi Everyone

At the Rising Sun we do pride ourselves on being different from the rest of the herd.  So much so, that we really can't be done with the cringing cult of celebrity.  

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