30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This Weekend's Events (3rd to 5th November)

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Hi Everyone,
One sure sign that winter is on its way at the Rising Sun is that the wood burner is on. Not only that but you can also watch other entertainment such as random individuals taking charge of the wood burner or sometimes experience some impromptu pop-up drama where a multitude of random individuals discuss how to light and maintain a fire in the self-same wood burner, it really is yet another little something that makes the place so special!

And with the new sofa and comfy chair in the bar area, there is just no place like it to relax before, during or after our events. You should come and try it!

On Friday, we have the Autumn edition of TRIBUTE NIGHT

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.

The Tribute Train pulls into this year’s autumn stop to pay homage to BOB MARLEY, reggae’s most iconic figure and Jamaica’s first international superstar.

Bob Marley promoted the music of his native island nation around the world and was also a rigorous advocate for social justice. He highlighted the plight of the impoverished, called out the oppressors and agitated for social change, while simultaneously encouraging listeners to forget their woes and just dance. His deftly crafted songs were vignettes of daily struggle, devout spirituality and empowered revolution, as well as being unfeasibly groovy.

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. 


The Scarlet Vixens are back at their original home, the Rising Sun Arts Centre, with a show not to be missed! This time they’re bringing you a night of burlesque and variety from our favourite creatures of myth and legend! More details to be released soon - but for now, feast your eyes on this gaggle of stunners ready to entertain you all!

Comperes - The Two Lorettas (Von Dini & Lebonke)

Performances by:
Layla Cherry
Loretta von Dini
Tootsie Rocques
Miss Sugar Rush
Loretta Lebonke
Mojo Jones
Miss Oopsie Ooohh


Tickets are £8 in advance and £10 on the door. Our VIP package is £17 and includes a glass of fizz on arrival and a guaranteed front row seat with table and nibbles. What are you waiting for? These shows sell out fast so be sure to get your tickets before it's too late!

And on top of all this, our Abel Auer exhibition is at the centre until November 11th. That means that there's no excuse to miss it! It really is a wonderful transformation of our space and we're excited for as many people to see it as possible over the coming weeks.

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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This Weekend's Events (17th to 19th May)

Hi Everyone

At the Rising Sun we do pride ourselves on being different from the rest of the herd.  So much so, that we really can't be done with the cringing cult of celebrity.