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This Weekend's Events (18th to 31st December)

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Hi Everyone

Christmas is lurking in the shadows.   As I speak. Noddy Holder has lost his voice after loudly proclaiming "it's chriiiiiiiisssstmasssss!"for the umpeenth time this month, turkeys all over Britain are listening to a non-stop selection of Leonard Cohen and Morrisey, Phil Spector is calculating how much snout he can buy from this year's sales of his Christmas album, hipsters are drinking port and trying to convince each other that they like it.

On Friday, we bring you STAND-UP CINEMA

Screenings of the best locally made film and video plus rarely seen classics, obscure documentaries, cult independents and overlooked modern gems. Stand-Up Cinema is a collaboration between The Rising Sun Arts Centre and Real Time Video. To get your film shown at the next Stand-Up Cinema contact Real Time at info@real-time.org.uk

Our main feature this month is THE LUNCHBOX (Ritesh Batra, 2013)

The Lunchbox is a gentle, bitter sweet romance which arises accidentally between two people trapped or lonely in their lives who find a way to connect via the lunchbox delivery system in Bombay.  That the delivery of lunchboxes is reputed to be one of the world's most effiecient systmes makes this an unlikely connection which proceeds remarkably slowly in age of emails and social media.

It is a heart-warming and poignant story, delightfully told and acted, of love blossoming against the odds.  "Sometimes the wrong train takes you to the right station".

We're open at 7pm and it'll cost you a paltry £4 on the door.  Short Films start at 7.30. A Touch of Evil starts showing at 8.00 pm

On Saturday, Club Velocity bring you BANDORAMA

The third saturday of the month?  The third saturday of the month at a certain venue in Reading? Surely that means another helping of one of the best band nights in town.  Not only will there be an abundance of shizzle, christmas joy and mince pies but also the following musical delights

They remind us of the mighty Cub.But then we are huge fans of nearly anything on the Minty Fresh label.Five teenagers doing the grungey pop thing in 2015 very well.
They seem to like the Misfits too.  How about a modern day -up to the minute Cay?  Or a more poppier sounding Muffs?

One of the most talked about bands round these parts, with airplay on Radio 1 already under their belts.Yowsa!!

Their demo tape (yes tape) Is a work of sheer genius.  POP kids,but its POP that we have not heard for quite a while.  The first time they played here,there were grown men-who have seen the Clash and Crass-jumping up with joy at the bar.  One hardcore regular toasted them "You sound like Devo!"

They make you smile.  When POP is done very well-it is the best music in the whole world..

Roaring teen punkcore-but not too heavy.Remind us of the mighty Jade Tree record label.Jets to Brazil.Or Fabric from good old Southend on Sea.You know when emo, really was emo.

We're open at 8pm, and it'll cost you £5 on the door or £4 in advance from www.wegottickets.co.uk

And finally on New Year's Eve,  we bring the season – and the year – to a close with the CLUB VELOCITY/BANDORAMA NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

Why would you want to spend New Year's Eve anywhere else?  Not only will there be free punch and a free buffet (first come, first served) but also the following fine musical accompaniment

Kennet Delta Ragtag Country Skiffle Super group (featuring members past and present of Heartwear Process/Desdemona/The Jettes/Damien A Passmore And The Loveable Fraudsters/Bidgie Reef And The Gas and many more)

"They are a mighty fine band.  The perfect way to bring in the new year" according to Amos Ignorant of Modern Pig Farmer Today

"Everyones' fave girl/boy duo.  You should know them by now.  Peel is a HUGE fan" so says Mavis Hoffman from People's Friend Xtreme

"Minus his Fraudsters for one night only, everyones' fave local tall cow punka sings for you.  The choice of champions"  is the considered opinion of Jethro 
We're open at 8pm, and it'll cost you £10 on the door or £8 in advance from www.wegottickets.co.uk

That’s everything for another week and also for another year, 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!)

Also, there's just to time to say...


See you all next month! 

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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.