30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This Weekend's Events (26th to 28th February)

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Hi Everyone

I have to admit that I, your humble narrator, happen to be in a bit of a rush this evening. 

I had been planning a long, flowery intorduction, but after hearing the people downstairs doing some emergency DIY at three in the morning (and then arguing ’til 4.30 this morining in different languages) I feel a very, very, very early night is in order.
 
But before that, something of a weekend-events-at-the-Rising-Sun nature. 

On Friday we have another helping of CLUB VELOCITY

Another fine selection of beat combos for the delectation of us all courtesy of Velocity HQ:-

LITTLE RED
A folk band from the South of England, Little Red are a musical outfit inspired by Neil Young, PJ Harvey, First Aid Kit and Elliot Smith. They write and perform songs of a dark and playful wit with passion and sincerity.

Championed by the likes of BBC Introducing Berkshire, BBC Introducing Oxford.

They will be playing as a six piece for this show.

THE SEASONS IN SHORTHAND
An alt-folk four piece combining heartfelt introspective songs with driving basslines and inventive percussion. Starting life as the acoustic project of songwriter Lee Switzer, the band have come together and developed a unique sound that brings his lyrics to life between moments of intimate acoustic folk and full on panic. With a collection of live recordings available online, a debut EP is currently in production due for release early 2016.

BEAR WOODS
Bear from (Bear & The Woods) splits his time between being in a high energy fourpiece and a deadpan one-man band. With songs that deal with love, death, depression and rabbits, this is Folk as it should be. Honest, visceral and pure.

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

Saturday sees the february helping of  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, 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!

And that's not all!  On Sunday evening we bring you ICARUS II : THE RISE 

An evening of Perfomance, Sculpture, Painting and Film and it looks alot like this
 
SONYA CHENERY : SOUND PERFORMANCE
@ 6.30pm Upstairs

I am interested in the ways in which we experience being in a location at a specific time, and ways to transcribe sensory experience. In my performance, I will use my adapted fingers to graphically represent the sounds present in the space at the time of the performance.

JAKOB MILLARD: SPOKEN WORD
@ 7pm 

My performances tell stories about bodies
Bodies that describe shifting meeting points, transformations, and symbiosis.

STARKEY AND THE MOON DOCTOR : SURREAL MIME
@7.30pm downstairs 
Through the powers of mime and music Starkey and the Moondoctor channels the cosmic energy from the edges of the solar system and topics going on planet earth to give a visual, spellbound performance .Starkey and the Moondocotor presents: "Forgiveness"

OLIVIA STAGG :
@ 7.50PM

I'm a person impersonating a person as a Object. My work trys to consider the inner desires an object has and there relationship to their owners, i question the livelyness of objects what they pick up from humans and how would i perform this!

HOLLY SHOESMITH :
@ 8PM Upstairs 

My practice explores the relationship between sound and ritual, through performance and audio art, in order to produce a liminal space for the participants.

NACHAEL LARELLE :
@8.30pm upstairs 

my practice addresses race, migration and cross cultural diversity in Britain I am particularly interested in questions centred around multiculturalism and ethnicity such as do you think one can make natural claims to culture and do we have a responsibility to enter and uphold cultural traditions. My work also makes reference to symbolism and ritual.

MOLLY GREEN : ‘Shiro Neko is so freaking white’ 
@9.30pm downstairs
Tea and cookies with shiro Neko to shiro Neko. Expect nauseatingly cute music with a possibility of showers.

Kawaii role play that looks at the stereotypes of Japanese pop culture in homage to cultural misappropriation

ARTISTS EXHIBITING:

Sarah Pritchard : film/Installation
When we work hard so that we can play hard, is there any room for working as an act of kindness or fun? The performances and videos I currently produce are a trivial attempt to explore questions like this and the relationship between work and leisure.

Lydia Gledhill: Sculpture 
How does the male gaze affect women in today's society? I examine whether equality of the sexes can exist in a climate where all media is produced through the eyes of men.

Katty Lamb: Film 
Death, despair and sex shown in the adorable medium of claymation.

Hannah Elizabeth: Film 
My work looks at the relationship between the subject onscreen and the spectator. Interested in portraiture, the fragment, and the sensory, I explore what the medium of video can lend to the reconsideration of the subject - the presence of the image and the processes that take place in elements of editing and viewing.

Daisy Trodd: Painting
The process of art making remains most influential to my practice. I would compare my paintings to an animation. I work impulsively to divulge a language of paint, colour and form. My compositions grow from a simple drawing to a biomorphic structure and sit somewhere between being crystalline and chaotic.

Mahlia Amatina: Painting 
I'm an Abstract Colourist, creating intensely vibrant paintings that each have a story to tell.

Emily Upson: Installation 
Fascinated with art forms that directly implicate the person experiencing it.

Hannah White: Sculpture 
My sculptural practice links with notions of flatness, and the translation of this notion into three dimensions. By creating handmade sculptures based on historical and cultural imagery I aim to regain the physical proximity often lost through images. 

Jo Morton: Installation/film 
bridging the gap between philsophy and art with Hegel Karaoke and concrete

Daisy Evans: Film 
I explore Hagiography and the church's veneration of Saints and Sainthood through the use of video and video installation.

Marylyn Molisso: Sculpture
Combining ideas of the sublime and capitalism, space and cinema, my work explores the human reaction to the overwhelming, and if art can still achieve this.

Michaela Efford : film 
'The Rebirth of Venus'
Reimagining female sexuality in religious imagery'

Jasper Stinchcombe: Painting 
'I’m currently interested in the idea of interpretation in my work; how people draw ideas from imagery, processes and concepts, and relate them to their own existence.'
In this particular piece I’m focussing on traditional painting and formal analysis.

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!)
 
Have a nice weekend!

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