30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

Club Velocity: Quiet Quiet Band/Big Zero/Matt Maltese

Fri 29 Jan, 8:00pm

Now in its third year, Independent Venue Week is back in January 2016 with a week-long series of gigs all around the UK. The 7 day long campaign which runs nationally but with a local grassroots fo


Tribute Night: Then That’s What We Called Music 1991

Fri 5 Feb, 8:00pm

Saturday 9 February 1991: a former Victorian temperance house on Silver Street flings its doors open to the people of Reading and announces its new mission as a participatory arts space.  THE RISIN


Tribute Night: Christmas Special

Sat 12 Dec, 8:00pm

’Twas the Trib Night before Christmas... A brand new addition to the Tribute Night schedule, we’re going off-piste for a seasonal soirée!


Tribute Night: Chic

Fri 6 Nov, 8:00pm
Chic, Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards, Tribute Night, Rising Sun Arts Centre
Chic, Nile Rodgers, Tribute Night, Rising Sun Arts Centre

For the 2015 autumn edition of Tribute Night, we swagger into New York’s Studio 54 and sample the funky delights of disco’s greatest band. If they let us in, that is…


  • Chic, Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards, Tribute Night, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Chic, Nile Rodgers, Tribute Night, Rising Sun Arts Centre

Tribute Night: Nirvana

Fri 7 Aug, 8:00pm
Nirvana, Tribute Night, Rising Sun Arts Centre

This summer, we recall a time when ‘alternative music’ was unintentionally thrust into the mainstream by the fiery, melodic sonic rush of Nirvana.


  • Nirvana, Tribute Night, Rising Sun Arts Centre

Leonard Cohen Night III: Sing Another Song, Boys

Fri 3 Jul, 8:00pm
Leonard Cohen, Tribute Night, Rising Sun Arts Centre
Leonard Cohen, Tribute Night, Rising Sun Arts Centre

To mark ten years since the original Leonard Cohen Night: Happy At Last, the event that sowed the seeds for what would become known as


  • Leonard Cohen, Tribute Night, Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Leonard Cohen, Tribute Night, Rising Sun Arts Centre

Tango Select

Sun 10 Mar, 3:00pm

Live tango band. Tango Select play classic and very dance-able tangos. Lovely music, which includes milongas and Vals as well as tangos.


Stand Up Cinema

Fri 15 Mar, 7:30pm

Stand Up Cinema. Is a collaboration between Real Time Video and The Rising Sun.


Dance Day

Sun 10 Feb, 11:00am

Another whole day of free dance classes starting at 11.00 am

We've got a full day of free dance classes!


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This Weekend's Events (14th to 31st December)

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