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This Weekend's Events (16th to 18th November)

Hi Everyone

Time is rather tight this week.  So much so that I, your humble narrator, feel there's far more pressing things to be worried about than a pre-amble.  Or weekly updates for that matter... (After all, Dominic Raab and Esther McVey are just two examples of people who are now at a loose end and could benefit from doing some actual bloody work)

Things this weekend kick of on Friday evening with another STAND UP CINEMA

Screenings of the best locally made film and video plus rarely seen classics, obscure documentaries, cult independents and overlooked modern gems. Stand-Up Cinema is a collaboration between The Rising Sun Arts Centre and Real Time Video. To get your film shown at a future Stand-Up Cinema contact Real Time at info@real-time.org.uk

This time, we have an evening where artists and filmmakers can exhibit short experimental films. Filmmakers will be on hand to talk about the films, to network and socialise.

Films need to be no longer than 3 minutes long. 

To show your film at this or any StandUp Cinema evening please contact info@real-time.org.uk

Real Time and StandUp Cinema are working in collaboration with Reading College media students to produce short films.

There's no admission charge at the door (but feel welcome to leave £5 aside for a donation if you like).  Short Films start at 7.30. Through a Glass Darkly starts showing at 8.00 pm.  

On Saturday, CLUB VELOCITY PRESENTS

The third Saturday of the month?  The third Saturday of the month at a certain venue in Reading? Surely that means another helping of one of the best band nights in town.

This time Club Velocity hosts a welcome return for JAKE MORLEY

Jake Morley can certainly claim all the right credentials of a singer-songwriter. White male with a beard – check. Lucy Rose booked him and Ed Sheeran to play to 25 people upstairs in a pub – check.
Whilst they seem ten-a-penny, this only helps us highlight those that really speak to us.

A loyal following put Morley firmly in this category. Debut album Many Fish To Fry (2012) brought to mind Paul Simon and Newton Faulkner with its refreshingly unpretentious lyrics, hooky melodies and implausible guitar playing.

The richly-layered production of follow-up The Manual (2016) leaned more on Elbow or Gotye, while a stripped back third album goes deeper into the singer-songwriter space of Anais Mitchell and John Martyn.

Morley has earned a reputation for fearless live shows, particularly as one of the best lap-style guitar players in the world. Combining guitar, piano and drums into one instrument with seemingly impossible dexterity, he is an artist to be seen as well as heard.

But it was his incisive songwriting that initially led to a residency at London’s Ronnie Scott’s, where he built his audience, and gained exposure on Radio 2, 6Music and Radio X, before releasing a critically-acclaimed debut album.

Hundreds of worldwide stages and shows have been clocked up since then, empty to buzzing, Aberystwyth to Zurich, with sellout shows at London’s Bush Hall, Canada’s biggest festivals, and support slots at the Hammersmith Apollo.

The years since the release of first album Many Fish To Fry have taught him many lessons, evident in the introspective maturity of second album The Manual.

In it, Morley explores his relationship to the world around him, and to his own mind – even inviting the listener to glimpse a duet with his subconscious. There are still the playful melodies reminiscent of his debut, but with richly-layered arrangements, hidden depth and a vulnerability to that captures audiences of all ages.

Currently recording material for a third album, and touring widely, Morley is one of the UK’s most distinctive and interesting songwriters at the top of his game

Support comes in the shape of local faves BURNT TOMORROW

We'll be open at 8pm.  And it'll cost you £10 on the door to get in or £7 in advance from www.wegottickets.com

Finally on Sunday, MILONGA SIMPATICA presents TANGO SELECT

Reading's own highly acclaimed tango band are back at the Rising Sun for another afternoon of live tango music. Playing a selection of tangos and vals, some of which you will recognise and others you may not. Tango Select play tracks which are a delight for dancers and great to listen to as well.

We're open from 4.30pm to 8pm.  And it'll cost you £6 on the door

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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