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

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Hi Everyone

I've come to the conclusion that outdoor mime artists are complete hypocrites.  They stand there all day miming about getting trapped in an invisible box and walking errant invisible dogs.  But as soon as I walk up to them and mime pretending to get out a bulging wallet and placing a pretend £10 in their receptacle, I'm the most un-funny person in the world.  I tell, you, it's one rule for mute, over-exaggerating street artistes and one for the rest of us!

Right, rant over, there just happens to be one or two things happening at the Rising Sun this weekend that we need to tell you about

On Friday, we have the first TRIBUTE NIGHT of the year

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. The next Tribute Night’s hero is announced at the end of the evening. It’s a simple but winning formula and is silly amounts of fun.

This time the Tribute Night train pulls into the station that's better known as KYLIE MINOGUE

Kylie’s singing career has its roots in the songbook of another recent Tribute Night artist, with an impromptu Neighbours cast performance of Carole King’s The Loco-motion during a charity event in 1987. This led to an Australian single release of the same song, bringing her to the attention of PWL Records in the UK and a prolific partnership with the omnipresent production team Stock, Aitken & Waterman. Kylie opted to step off the SAW conveyor belt in the early ’90s, and after a somewhat uneven period she re-emerged at the dawn of the 21st century with a shiny new sound that firmly established Kylie as the people’s pop princess.  

We’ll be open at 8pm and as usual, there’s 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. 

(CLUB VELOCITY returns next week)

Sunday sees another OPEN PAGE/OPEN STAGE

A monthly collaborative event for writers, artists, musicians, and everyone in between! The premise is an extension of the traditional ‘open mic’, however the focus is on words and collaboration. We want people to come and showcase their art in a safe and comfortable environment. If you’re an artist, bring your work early on so we can hang it around. If you write – poetry, prose, songs, plays – bring a piece or an excerpt. Actors – come and practice for auditions! If you play an instrument, bring it along! Think of the evening as a cross-creative spectrum jam night.

We’re open at 7pm 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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