30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This Weekend's Events (31st October to 2nd November)

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Hi everyone

The days are getting shorter, the nights are growing longer, somewhere in Reading a bunch of trick or treaters will pick on the wrong house and they'll be the ones who get bombarded with eggs and flour.  And of course, we at the Rising Sun get to regale you with another selction of offerings on show this weekend

On Friday, we bring you CLUB VELOCITY

Another fine selection of beat combos for the delectation of us all courtesy of Velocity HQ. Given the time of year, you might like to dress up.....there will be lots of Halloween treats (and maybe a few tricks) including:-
Female fronted full on the throttle fuzzy guitar POP greatness.  Featuring ex members of Desdemona/Heartwear Process/Bidgie Reef and The Gas
Disco biscuit munching punks from RG1.The Nu! Style.
"Chip Hop RG1 styleeeeeee." so it says here...

We're open at 8pm, and it'll cost you £5 on the door or £4 in advance from www.wegottickets.co.uk

Two events for your delectation this weekend, on Saturday lunchtime we bring you CLASSICAL FOR CHARITY

Classical For Charity is a series of classical and jazz concerts at The Rising Sun Arts Centre, performed by local musicians and hosted by local pianist and piano teacher

Maija Tuomi-Nikula.

Come and support us by enjoying top-quality, rarely heard music in a great, relaxed atmosphere without having to pay enormous ticket prices! This time the proceeds will be split between The Rising Sun Arts Centre and the housing charity Shelter.
This month's pereformers are:-
AMY GIBB - Clarinet

Amy started playing clarinet at age 10, rising through the ranks of Harrow Young Musicians to become Principle Clarinettist of the Symphony Orchestra at age 17. Most Friday nights throughout her teenage years, Amy could be found rehearsing with the orchestra whilst her friends were downing pints at the pub. Memorable summers were spent touring concert venues of France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Hungary. At age 18, Amy gained an unconditional place at music college after completing a performance diploma with distinction. She gave it all up for a career in television – swapping life on the stage for a career behind the camera lens – making classical music television documentaries and working on studio shows and live concert broadcasts for the BBC.

Amy performs clarinet and saxophone with various soul, blues and jazz bands, and has gigged in most disreputable pubs in Northwest London. She is a founding member of the Vegan All Stars and is fond of Toto and Meatloaf.

Amy lives in West London and has volunteered at the Rising Sun Arts Centre for the past six years, helping to run Here Comes the Sun Festival, Finchies Bar, as well as the annual Christmas Dinner.

We're open at 12:30pm and it'll cost you £3 on the door.

On Saturday evening, THE SCARLET VIXENS bring you another EVENING OF BURLESQUE
If you believe in the philosophy 'variety is the spice of life' then you are going to love The Scarlet Vixens! Our routines are influenced by all manner of dance genres, character portrayals and narrative interpretations which include comedy, circus skills, bashful cheesecake styles, intense and dramatic, cheeky and jovial, and so much more! This means that each show is uniquely different for all the right reasons. Our routines are captivating, quirky, and most importantly - fun. There truly is something for everyone at a Scarlet Vixens show!

The Scarlet Vixens are bringing grotesque and gore to The Rising Sun Arts Centre this Halloween! DJ, burlesque and variety acts - your Halloween is sorted!
Just LOOOK what we have in store for you for this super bonanza burlesque show!
Burlesque from:
Aerial from:
And our Sweet Transvestite, spinning some scary tunes and performing everyone's favourite Rocky Horror number: TANIA TWINKLE!
Hosted by the very naughty Miss Kitty Pimms who will also be showing us her scary/pretty dangling (aerial darlings). She is one multi-talented chick!
Be prepared for some scary surprises on the night! We have so much to pack in to this show so don't be late! And make sure you prebook your tickets as they're hotter than a witches cauldron! See you there, its going to be one HELL of a night!
We're open at 8pm and admission will cost you:-


Early bird - £8 (buy tickets before 15th October to benefit from discounted rate)
Thereafter - £10
On the door - £12
VIP - £15 (includes a 30 minute burlesque workshop with BodyMind Dance Fitness Studios burlesque teacher Irem Luqman before the show, guaranteed front row seats and a glass of fizz on arrival!)

And if that wasn't enough, there's also our wonderful VINTAGE TEA DANCE on Sunday

A chance to dress up in your best vintage wear, for a spiffing afternoon indulging in a variety of teas and homemade cakes served on vintage crockery. It's the bees knees!

Reading Swing Jam Charleston Stroll Dance Class from 2pm - 3pm
Tea and cakes served with live vintage tunes from LAWRIE WRIGHT AND THE SILVER HEELS from 3pm - 6pm
Tickets are £10 all inclusive, pay on the door.

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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