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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 14 October

 

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Where in the ward is this?

Where in the ward is this?

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 12 October

These new planning applications in south Reading may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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The Arnhem Clarinet Choir comes to Christ Church on 17 October

The Arnhem Clarinet Choir. Photo courtesy of AKK

The Arnhem Clarinet Choir will be giving a free concert at Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Reading on Thursday 17 October at 7.30pm.

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Meet your Whitley councillors at the Whitley Wood Community Centre on 19 October

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 19 October at 10.30am. They will be at the Whitley Wood Community Centre, Swallowfield Drive, Reading RG2 8UH for an hour and a half.

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Reading MP Matt Rodda talks about Amazon deforestation

Matt Rodda at the Turbine House

Matt Rodda MP at the opening of the ‘In Reading Gaol by Reading Town’ exhibition at the Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock

Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) took part in a parliamentary debate this week to consider a public petition called Demand the EU & UN sanction Brazil to halt increased deforestation of the Amazon.

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‘The Addams Family’ with the Shinfield Players Theatre

'The Addams Family' at the Shinfield Players Theatre

‘The Addams Family’ at the Shinfield Players Theatre. Photo courtesy of SPT

The Shinfield Players are staging the magnificently macabre Addams Family this week, directed with suitable graveyard humour by Simon Kingsnorth.

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Waterloo Meadows clean-up over the weekend of 12 October

The Katesgrove Community Association and the Friends of Waterloo Meadows will join together on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October to clean litter from Waterloo Meadows.

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Meet your Redlands Green councillor on Upper Redlands Road on 13 October

Meet your Reading Borough Green councillor at the Redlands Ward Green Party street surgery on Sunday 13 October at 12.00pm. He will be on Upper Redlands Road, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Meet your Redlands Labour councillors at the Hexham Community Centre on 12 October

Hexham Community Centre

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Redlands Labour Ward Surgery on Saturday 12 October at 10.30am. They will be at the Hexham Community Centre, Bamburgh Close, Reading RG2 7UD for an hour and a half.

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‘The Children’ at the Progress Theatre

'The Children' at the Progress Theatre

‘The Children’ at the Progress Theatre. Photo (c) Richard Brown

This week, the Progress Theatre are staging Lucy Kirkwood’s perturbing post-apocalyptic play The Children. Insightfully directed by Ali Carroll, it raises profound questions about the poisoned legacy of the present.

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Artists’ book fair at the Rising Sun on 12 and 13 October

Rising Sun Arts Centre Bookface poster 2019

The Rising Sun Arts Centre on Silver Street is holding an artist’s book fair weekend on 12 and 13 October. The fair will include stalls exhibiting artists’ work, story-telling, poetry readings and bookmaking.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 7 October

 

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Hug the Gaol on Sunday 13 October

Oscar Wilde gates on Chestnut Walk

The atmospheric art exhibition inspired by Oscar Wilde‘s haunting Ballad of Reading Gaol at the Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock recently provides a compelling cultural backdrop to the Hug The Gaol Event on Sunday 13 October at 2pm. The emotive images evoked by the ‘Pit of Shame’ lead us to a feeling of redemption as we surround Reading Gaol in a mass hug to demonstrate our desire to have Reading Gaol at the heart of the community.

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Where in the ward is this?

Where in the ward is this?

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 5 October

There were eight new planning applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Reading Borough Council discusses developments on East Street and Foxhays Road this week

Reading Borough Council will be discussing developments on East Street and Foxhays Road during planning applications committee next week.

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‘The Herd’ with the Woodley Players

‘The Herd’ at the Woodley Theatre. Photo courtesy of Aidan Moran

Last week, the Woodley Players staged Rory Kinnear’s The Herd, a funny and profoundly poignant play, dealing with domestic realism and fraught with family tensions. It was directed with pace and panache by Frank Kaye and Kathy Reid, with skilful multi-door staging by Stuart Gentle.

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Ask Sustrans questions about improving the Kennet path on 22 October

The sustainable transport charity Sustrans will hold a drop-in event at on Tuesday 22 October at the Waterloo Meadows Childrens’ Centre to answer questions about their proposals to improve the Kennet cycle and foot path.

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