30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This Weekend's Events (24th to 26th June)

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Hi Everyone

Following on from our recent award from the Queen, we at the Rising Sun feel it's only fair we return the compliment. In fact, I have to say that it's marvellous that she keeps being voted back in as monarch, year in, year out. and at such a grand age too.  She must surely hold some kind of recrd by now.  Well done Ma'am, you're a testament to our sensible and sucessful democratic system.  May you have a long retirement when you finally decide to hang up your sparkly hat!

And with that particular piece of fawning and forelock-tugging accomplished, it's time to let you know what is happening at the Rising Sun this very packed weekend...

On Friday we have CLUB VELOCITY

Another fine selection of beat combos for the delectation of us all courtesy of Velocity HQ and it looks just so:-

ETHAN ASH

Seven things you need to know about Ethan Ash
1)He has been on tour with Ed Sheeran
2)He co-writes with Grammy winner Amy Wadge
3) He has had an iTunes Single of the Week
4)In 2015 received Best Solo Male Artist at the NMG awards
5)He has supported the likes of Passenger, Seth Lakeman, Nick Harper, Foy Vance, John and Bramwell (I Am Kloot)
6) He has been played on Radio 1 several times
7) Them Canadians seem to love the chap
8) It's his first time in Reading....

BEAR WOODS
"Wonderful big sexy beard anti folk, from Reading town"  so it say s here

JEN BIRD
Delightful singer song-writer of the highest order.  Stunning!

We're open at 8pm, and it'll cost you £5 on the door or £4.40 in advance from www.wegottickets.co.uk. 

On Saturday afternoon we bring you another instalment of VINYL CLUB

An opportunity to listen to a record undisturbed and the chance to discover new music!  Come and relax at Vinyl Club, as we peacefully and silently listen to two records back-to-back in their fully intended glory

Each month somebody brings along two records to listen to, followed by a short discussion.  Anyone can join in, and the bar will be open for you to grab a tea, coffee, or beer to better help you relax with the music.

If you'd like to bring along some records for a future VInyl Club then drop a line to Guy Siviour info@risingsun-artscentre.co.uk

We're open from 1pm to 3pm, And it's absolutely FREE!

Also on Saturday afternoon we bring you A CITY OF FOXES

'An old woman and a mixed race teenager must learn to co-exist...and it's not going to be pretty...' come and join Becci Fearnley for cake and storytelling in this spoken word poetry play following the story of a mixed race teenager struggling to solidify her identity against the xenophobia of the frightened old lady next door. Stay for the hour-long workshop after the show to contribute your own poetry and writing about identity.

We're open at 4pm and it'll cost you £5 on the door

Saturday evening brings FIESTA LATINA!

A fun and sociable dance night featuring a mix of Latin dances from tango to meringue, salsa to bachata and all the stops in between (La Rueda is a speciality). Very friendly evening in somewhere that could have been lifted straight out of Cuba. Come and enjoy some hot Latin rhythms.

We'll be open at 9pm and it'll cost you a paltry £6 on the door to get in

On Sunday morning, we bring you SUNDAY ASSEMBLY

Sunday Assembly Reading is a community group that meets on the last Sunday of each month at the Rising Sun to hear great talks, sing songs, eat cake and celebrate life… it’s a part atheist church, part foot-stomping show.  Each event has a theme with stories, readings and a final address on that topic. No matter what the subject, the goal of The Sunday Assembly is to solace worries, provoke kindness and inject a bit more whizziness into the everyday.  And the best part.... IT’S FREE.

We're open from 11am to 12pm, and everybody's welcome!

Sunday evening sees ICARUS III

From the curators of The Fall of Icarus and Icarus II comes the third instalment of these exciting contemporary arts shows.  Featuring films, painting and performance from local Reading artists

We're open from 6pm to 11pm 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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