Wishing Well wows shoppers

Unsigned Australian group ‘The Wishing Well Band’ were on form this afternoon (Friday September 5) and gave an impromptu performance to the delight of shoppers in the Broad Street pedestrian precinct.…

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George Palmer School in Photographs 1907 – 2014 book signing

The book ‘George Palmer School in Photographs’ is already well-loved and popular. It has now been updated to include colour photographs and is being re-launched to coincide with school’s change of name to ‘The Palmer Academy’ and the Heritage Open Days 2014.…

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The wait is over as Reading Rep give us Beckett’s masterpiece

Reading’s resident professional theatre company, Reading Rep have chosen to end their 2013/14 season with ‘Waiting for Godot’ by Samuel Beckett. Waiting for Godot premiered in 1953 and 60 years later it is a classic play that most people have heard of even if they haven’t seen.…

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Million selling author, Robin Hobb starts her UK book tour in Reading

Robin Hobb, one of the world’s leading fantasy writers started her UK tour in Waterstones bookshop, Reading on Saturday August 9. Robin is Voyager’s fastest-selling author in backlist selling over 1 million copies of her paperbacks. She was in town to sign copies of her latest book ‘Fool’s Assassin – Fitz and the Fool.’…

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The Gospels with Mike and Andy – audio book

Anyone who has been to a Soul Survivor event will recognise the voices of Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft. The Soul Survivor leaders read the Gospels from the NIV translation of the Bible, their rich, warm voices are perfect for reading an audio book.…

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Love’s Labour’s not lost on this winning production

Progress Theatre Open Air Shakespeare season gets underway next week with this summer’s offering of Love’s Labour’s Lost… And Won. Set amidst the leafy surroundings of Caversham Court Gardens, the latest offering from Progress Theatre is a real tonic from the usual heavyweight (and heavy-going) plays from the infamous Bard.…

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VIDEO SPECIAL: Stars have a ball at Cinders launch

It’s the nation’s favourite pantomime and this Christmas it will be Reading’s favourite too. A star-studded cast, including Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jon Clegg, were in town yesterday to launch The Hexagon’s pantomime … and you’ll be pleased to know they had a ball.…

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Julie is the write stuff

We all know that many talented and amazing people live and work in Berkshire. Here is one more for your list. Julie Cohen the author of the Richard and Judy bookclub book, Dear Thing.…

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