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The new programme is here!

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With physical copies winging their way here from the printers, our September-December programme is online and packed with more classes, workshops and live events!

We’ve got a bumper schedule to see you through Autumn and Winter, with some brand new faces and returning favourites gracing the centre – a perfect excuse to make the Rising Sun the place to be as the nights draw in!

You can view the whole programme here – and we’ve picked a few highlights for you, too:


Sunday 9th – The Diversity Social: Bingo And Martini Party – our new, accessible social club for adults with mobility issues returns for fun and games as we drink martinis and play bingo!

Saturday 22ndWall Of Sound: Love Love LiveMark Jones, pioneer behind Wall Of Sound Records, invites you to experience some of his favourite new discoveries.


Saturday 13th/Sunday 14th – Bookface Chapter 9 - Browse stalls and share ideas at our artists' book fair weekend. Handmade books, small press, workshops, demos and more.

Saturday 20th – Club Velocity presents Mark MorrissThe Bluetones frontman had such a wonderful time here last year and is looking forward to coming back!


Sunday 4th – Vintage Tea Dance: 10th Birthday partyDress up in your best vintage outfits and shake a leg on the dance floor. Live music plus tea and cake served on vintage crockery.

Friday 16th – Stand Up Cinema: Experimental Short Film Night – An evening where artists and filmmakers can exhibit short experimental films, talk and socialise


We get festive fever with our Christmas Art Market, and yuletide jamborees for Are You Listening? , Club Velocity and Tribute Night, plus the Finchies Christmas Panto – Robin Hood!

Latest news

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This Weekend's Events (11th to 13th January)

Hi Everyone

We were hoping to tell you about this weekend's events at the Rising Sun, but unfortunately, Friday's special CLUB VELOCITY has had to be re-arranged.

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Class breaks for Christmas

Time to put your feet up as our various classes and workshops will be taking a well-deserved break over the festive period.