John Connolly author of A Song of Shadows visits Reading

John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker series of thriller novels was in Reading on April 14 to meet his fans and sign books at Waterstones. A Song of Shadows is the 14th book in the series. “Actually the 13th story was a little novella kind of thing, just to avoid superstition.” he laughed. “I’m…

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Reading Contemporary Art Fair

Art for All Over 4,000 new and experienced art buyers and collectors are expected to attend Reading Contemporary Art Fair. This is the biggest fair yet with over 130 curated artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries. Go along and join in You can discover your inner artist at one of the workshops and activities taking place over…

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OFF THE BLOCK #4

Off the Block, Adrenalin theatre. The test of a professional theatre maker. Written by Four Professional Writers, Directed by Four Professional Directors Following three years of sell out shows, RBL return with our high-adrenaline, new writing sprint. 4 writers, 4 directors, 4 days, 4 plays New for 2015, four musical composers 16 actors and only 1…

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REVIEW: Race – it’s not a black and white case

Reading Rep and 2 Heavy Productions have teamed up in a challenging production. Race is a play about a controversial subject, as author David Mamet states: “The central theme of the production is race and the lies we tell each other on the subject”.…

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Review: Gaslight at the Progress Theatre

Once again a Reading theatre gives its audience something to cheer about. This time it’s Progress Theatre who, inits 68th season, give us Gaslight, a chilling tale with Jack Manningham (played by Geoff Dallimore) one of the most evil characters I’ve seen in a play or film recently.…

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Much Ado About Nothing is proud to be #Made In Reading

#MadeInReading is an epithet to be proud of and the Reading Between the Lines theatre company impress us once again with its outstanding interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing, bringing West End calibre acting to Reading.…

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Jools Holland coming back to Reading

Thursday, November 19 is a blues letter day for fans of one of the most seasoned visitors to The Hexagon – Jools Holland will be returning to Reading with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, ready to rock.…

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Reading Rep’s ambitious plans for 2015

With the launch of Reading Studio in December 2014 and the Christmas production ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Reading Rep’s latest season has hit the ground running. Now, they’re focused on two ambitious projects: Race, written by a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a new collaboration between Reading Rep and Newbury’s Watermill Theatre.…

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Who are your cultural champions in Reading?

To celebrate its first birthday, a Reading-based online magazine is looking to find the best in Reading’s cultural life. Alt Reading launched its search on the very day that it turned one, Tuesday, January 27.…

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Review: Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra in concert, January 17 2015

For their first concert of 2015 the APO chose to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War – but in a slightly different way. The works included Elgar’s famous Cello Concerto and Vaughan Williams’ Symphony number 3, A Pastoral Symphony, both works composed as a response to the war. However, the opening item…

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Hairy Biker Dave is looking forward to Cinderella

Roll-up! Roll-up! It’s the greatest show in town! Cinderella will be wowing Hexagon audiences this Christmas. Making his panto debut is Hairy Biker Dave Myers. VIVIENNE JOHNSON finds out his recipe for success in this exclusive interview.…

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