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The Ocelot's Venue of the Year!

If you’ve not heard already, we were voted the Venue of the Year in The Ocelot magazine’s Big Fat review of 2014.

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This Weekend's Events (30th January to 1st February)

Hi Everyone

STOP PRESS! Madcap Moonsoup CANCELLED

Fri 6 Mar, 7:30pm

Very sorry everyone - Madcap Moonsoup have been forced to cancel their event for this evening. Apologies for short notice but was out of our control.


The Big Untidy

Fri 13 Feb, 8:00pm

The Big Untidy is an eclectic evening of music, poetry, sometimes film, sometimes other stuff - its in the nature of untidyness that every month is a different experience.


Stand Up Cinema: Blue Collar

Fri 20 Feb, 7:30pm

Blue Collar, Paul Schrader 1978. Schrader wrote some of modern cinema’s all time classic films, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull for example.


Tango Select.

Sun 15 Feb, 4:30pm

Dance to Readings very own tango band – Tango Select have played at The Rising Sun a couple of times recently and have provided tangueros in the town with a fantastic afternoon/evening of dancing a


The Reading Kabaret Kollective

Sat 7 Mar, 8:00pm

We are hugely pleased to present The Reading Kabaret Kollective, featuring MC and chanteuse Baroness Maria von Hackemann (from Alternative Queen Reading, and Here Comes the Sun) the talented dancin


The Scarlet Vixens: Mythical Creatures and Fantastic Beings.

Sat 14 Feb, 8:30pm

An evening of legend and fantasy from Readings own burlesque troupe The Scarlet Vixens. Featuring burlesque from Mojo Jones, Layla Cherry, Lilyana L’amour, Lorette von Dini and Lady K. Phoenix.


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Independent Venue Week

The Rising Sun Arts Centre and Club Velocity are proud to be part of this year's Independent Venue Week.

Fiesta Latina

Sat 25 Jul, 9:00pm

A fun and sociable dance night featuring a mix of Latin dances from tango to meringue, salsa to bachata and all the stops in between (La Rueda is a speciality).


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