30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This Weekend's Events (1st to 3rd April)

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Hi Everyone

Here's hoping you all had a nice Easter and that it wasn't too wet for you.  If, like many of us, you are still drying off, you might like to take five minutes to see what glorious  and pieces we have in store at the Rising Sun this weekend

On Friday TRIBUTE NIGHT brings us "...AND THE STARS LOOK VERY DIFFERENT TODAY."

Anyone who has been to a Rising Sun Tribute Night will already know the deal. Every three months we pay homage to a much-loved band or artist.  Everyone picks a song or two, practices them for a bit, then gets together again on Tribute Night to play them to a crowd - always with fascinating results. It’s a simple but winning formula and is silly amounts of fun.

In February 2007, the third in the series of Tribute Nights was dedicated to David Bowie. In response to this extraordinary event, there will be a special reprise David Bowie night on Friday 1 April. This stands outside Tribute Night's regular quarterly schedule as a special celebration of Bowie’s life and music

It's still worth noting that the news of David Bowie's death back in January came as a massive shock.

He was a hero to many and possibly the most significant and innovative musical visionary our generation will know. The body of work that stands as his legacy is unlikely ever to be rivalled. Even in death he created art.

He had a quiet modesty and humour that belied his stature as an artist. It is perhaps characteristic that on his 69th birthday he gave us an album every bit as challenging and rewarding as the best of his work, saw out the weekend and stepped quietly into the night.

We'll be open at 8pm for an 8.30pm start and as usual, there will be no charge on the door, but  we suggest you keep £5 or more aside for when the friendly people with hats circulate the room, the bar, the hallway, the porch, the little bit of pavement out the front, and the smoking pen out the back. 

On Saturday, we have KABARET KOLLECTIVE

Join MC and chanteuse Baroness Maria von Hackermann for a night of live, eclectic klein kunst!

April's Kabaret welcomes some great variety talent from the local area as well as further afield. 

TOM BALMONT
The Man with The Mechanical Heart, is fun and funny, watch as he swallows swords and pushes his body through a tennis racquet all the while doing it with style and a smile.

ISABELLA HOOPS
Isabella comes all the way from Canada to show off her moves as Hoola Hoops move around her body with grace and style as she does it with a smile.

GEOFF DALLIMORE
Geoff will be sharing his passion for tinkling the old ivories

We're open from 8pm and it''ll cost you £10 (£8 concs) on the door

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!)

Have a nice weekend!

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