30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This Weekend's Events (9th to 11th June)

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Hi Everyone

It’s probably not escaped your attention that today is Election Day.  I have to say that all the candidates were very nice people.  In fact, I found it so hard to determine a favourite so I voted for them all.   Gary has since informed me that this counts as a “spoilt vote”. (Alas, we are surrounded by people with no sense of humour….)

On Friday we bring you THE BIG UNTIDY NIGHT OUT

The Big Untidy Night Out specialises in bringing new unusual talent into the Rising Sun.  Singers, songwriters, poets, punk outfits, ambient experimentalists, sensational cellists and demonic banjo-players, the possibilities are endless.

This month, the powers that be at Untidy HQ bring you…

JOHN FORRESTER
John Forrester is a highly accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter. An ex-member of Reading folk-rock behemoths 'Pressgang'' he is a very engaging and warm performer who sings heartfelt and beautifully crafted songs

HEAD OF STEAM 
Head of Steam are a real one-off. They are a highly accomplished set of musicians who, on the face of it , look like they might play rhythm and blues or pub-rock. In fact they play very well constructed pop tunes which have a nod towards Teardrop/Orange Juice type 80's indie....but are definitely not a retro band.

BARON MARE
Baron Mare are a brilliant and stylish jazz band. They play a heady mix of latin influenced bebop and modern jazz which will blow you away in our small venue.

The whole smorgasbord will be delicately presented by the wilfully eccentric raconteur and comedian Mikhail the Terrible.

We’ll be open at 8pm and it’ll cost you a paltry £5 on the door to come in

Saturday afternoon sees another YELLOW TEAPOT CAFE

The Yellow Teapot Cafe might do everything a cafe might do. In fact it does , you can buy tea, coffee and soft drinks, biscuit, cake and we would serve a beer if pushed. But we are not a cafe we are an event at the Rising Sun Arts Centre and to that end we can provide so much more! It is a moveable feast. It happens every month on the 2nd and last Saturdays between 1 and 3 pm. Like I said, you can find the usual fare but more it is a haven for those who like to look at books and drink tea. We have the beginnings of a little library with picture, poetry and story books for the young at heart. Alongside the aforementioned refreshment we will serve Chinese and Indian teas freely. Also there will be a selection of art materials so there will be opportunity to write and draw as inspired in the gentle creative space. With I hope some background music that will also bring to the fore creative juices. What's not to like?

We're open from 1pm to 3pm...

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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