30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This Weekend's Events (13th to 15th October)

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Hi Everyone

Now you might be surprised to hear this, but yesterday they held the Most Honest Politician of the Year Contest.  You will probably be less surprised to hear that nobody won!

It’s not all doom and gloom, we have a few things at the Rising Sun to tell you about 

On Friday, we bring you THE BIG UNTIDY NIGHT OUT

The Big Untidy Night Out specialises in bringing new unusual talent into the Rising Sun.  Singers, songwriters, poets, punk outfits, ambient experimentalists, sensational cellists and demonic banjo-players, the possibilities are endless.

This month’s Untidy features DAMIAN CLARKE (UK), KENT NIELSEN (DK) and ROBERT HOKUM 

Featuring as part of a superbly talented line-up we have Danish ex-punk turned ukulele maestro and singer Kent Nielsen. Kent is usually based in Germany so we are particularly fortunate to have him play as part of his UK tour. He is aided and abetted by the wonderful Damian Clarke. Damian is a virtuoso player of the hammered dulcimer and the hurdy-gurdy as well as singing his own, and traditional folk songs . Damian is a regular performer at the BU and was a founder member of Reading folk-rock royalty 'Pressgang'. Robert Hokum is a great blues guitarist and raconteur who gigs very regularly and organises the Ealing Blues Festival. He is a seriously good blues player who doesn't take the blues, or himself, too seriously.

We’re open at 8pm and it’ll only cost you a paltry £7 on the door to get in

Saturday and Sunday sees the return of BOOKFACE

Bookface is back for another year (Chapter Eight if you will!)

Browse stalls selling and exhibiting artists books and relax in our Yellow Teapot Cafe and bar, with homemade snacks and refreshments.

Mary Riley / Suzanne Jones / Sam Knight / Rachel Knight /
Nela Bligh / Lina Johansson / Richard Conway Jones /
Mike Medaglia / Daniel Lehan / Charlotte Orchard / Linda Fidler /
Lisa-Marie Gibbs & Simon Mackoon from The Engine Room

Sam Knight / Rachel Knight / Lina Johansson with paper beads demo / Nela Bligh / Move Up Project / Denis Cotter & Art Space / 
Geoff Sawers The Literary Gift Company / ZAP Publishing /
Ross Hale - drop in workshop geli printing.

Framed exhibits by Manfred Gliedt and Mike Dongworth
Under The Stairs installation by Mary Riley

Stalls include: handmade books, altered books, printmakers, local writers/poets, comic books, limited editions, book swap, the curious cabinet and more.

Plus demonstrations, workshops, installation, poetry readings and exhibition.

In addition to all this, you can also visit an installation in our room upstairs, ‘How a Black Void Replaces the White Cube and a Painting Moves from the Fine to the Performing Arts’ by Abel Auer.

We’re open from 11am to 5pm both days and it’s absolutely FREE!

That’s everything for another week, just to remind you that we are, as always, at 30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST (If you pop it into your satnav or Google, we shall magically appear!)


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This Weekend's Events (22nd to 24th November)

Hi Everyone

I, your humble narrator, have a few things to do this evening.  So without any further ado, here's what we have at the Rising Sun this weekend