30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This Weekend's Events (2nd to 4th December)

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Hi Everyone

I appreciate these opening sentences will seem slightly off-piste, but please bear with me.    However, I've never understoodwhy Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty hated each other so much, forever trying to outdo each other in a war of wits which culminated in the pair of them wrestling on the edge of the Reichenbach Falls if I remember rightly. Surely if they both wanted to be the top brain box, why didn't they simply go on Fifteen to One or Countdown?  Or maybe even Bullseye as non-dart throwers?

Friday sees the return of MADCAP MOONSOUP

An evening of surreal mime, comedy and music. At this new event, Madcap Moon Soup will bring together some of Reading’s freshest talent to present grassroots comedy with a surreal edge. 

This time around the bill includes music from LAUNCH CONTROL and LIISA, juggling from SHANE AND ALEX, plus a little bit of mime from STARKEY AND THE MOONDOCTOR all hosted by your MC for the evening, NICK BRADBURY

We're open at 8pm and it'll cost you a paltry £4 at the door

Saturday afternoon sees the return of ICKY:RUS

We proudly present our 4th show from the Icarus art series! An eye-oozing icky combo of paintings, sculptures, film and performance. 

We will also be hosting a ZINE WORKSHOP during the event. So please feel free to bring down any old magazines etc on the day.  The bar will be open, and there'll also be tea and cake

Artists and performers include:

Aileen Creegan

Gooey Eye

Daisy Evans

G K Field

Simone Hesselberg

Yun-yun Lee

Lisa Lisa

Stevie Maguire

Jakob Millard

Jo Morton

Lauren Moses

Laura Nicholson

Tara O'Connor

Katy Pike

Charlotte Rimmer

Vàvina San 

Holly Shoesmith

Jasper Stinchcombe

Chris Thomas

Daisy Webb

We'll be open from 4pm to 8pm and admission is totally FREE!!

Finally on Sunday, we have our CHRISTMAS ART MARKET

An excellent opportunity to buy handmade and original works of art and craft direct from local artists.  Put the fun back into Christmas shopping, and support your local art centre and artists!

Browse stalls on two floors selling paintings, jewellery, printmaking, photography, ceramics, textiles and more.  Relax and treat yourself to homemade cakes, snacks and mulled wine in our cosy cafe bar.  Also, we'll have live music and family art activities to give you that festive feeling

We're open from 11am to 5pm and again, admission is totally 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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Christmas at the Rising Sun

We’ve an epic list of events this December. So forget the bumper Radio Times – this is your must-read guide to the best festive entertainment!

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