30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This Weekend's Events (20th to 22nd June)

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Hi Everyone

The sun is out, the sky is blue.   Sadly, there is an unfortunate side-effect to all of this as the streets are thronged with "merry" old souls who constanly tell you they "hate football" and then talk about how much they don't like it... at great length.

However, I, your humble narrator, bring tidings of a different matter.  Everything that's happening at the Rising Sun this weekend!

On Friday, Switzerland beat France, Honduras and Ecuador "enjoy" a "riveting" nil-nil draw, and we bring you STAND UP CINEMA

Stand Up Cinema is our monthly film club with a little bit of help from those nice folks at Real Time VIdeo. It’s the only cinema night in Reading where you can findshort films from local film-makers and a selection of contemporary and classic films that you won’t often find elsewhere. It’s also the only cinema night in town where you can enjoy a beer with your popcorn!

By the way, if you’d like to show a short film of your own, why not drop a line to info@real-time.org.uk? It doesn’t have to be the finished article, it just needs to be 10 minutes or less in length. It’s a great way to get some audience reaction.

Our main feature this time is :AI WEIWEI:  NEVER SORRY (Alison Klayman, 2012)

Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organises people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.

Never Sorry is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

We'll be open at 7pm. Short Films start at 7.30. Main feature begins at 8.00 pm and it'll cost you £4 on the door to get in
 
Then on Saturday, Iran thrash Argentina, Ghana beat Germany and we also happen to be bringing you BANDORAMA
 
The June instalment of Bandorama, back in its normal slot, and it looks just so...

VIENNA DITTO
Vienna Ditto return to our humble abode to promote their latest single 'Feeling Good
'
It's always a pleasure-never a chore.Girl/Boy duo who deal in electro swamp like blues. Essential listening.
 
LUKE PAULO AND THE GRAPEFRUIT
Ace Berlin-styley smoking music for full-time punks  (No cirtus fruits were harmed in the making of such sounds)
 
PUNCH DRUNK LOVER
One man and his chip hop.The Nu RG1 style.  (Even though we say so ourselves!)
 
Don't forget that as Vienna Ditto are launching their new single, this means free cake and shizzle!

We'll be open at 8pm.  It'll cost you £5 on the door or £4 in advance via that new-fangled www.wegottickets.co.uk

That's everything for another weekend, just to remind you that you can find us at 30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST  (If you put us in your Google or Sat Nav, we shall magically appear)
 
Have a nice weekend!

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