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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 9 December

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Reading Buses celebrate 100 years of motorbuses

Tony Page, Paul Woodward and Robert Williams

From L to R: deputy leader of the council, Tony Page; Reading Mayor, councillor Paul Woodward and Reading Buses CEO, Robert Williams

On Friday 6 December 2019, Reading Buses celebrated 100 years since the first motorbus was brought into service on the route from St Andrew’s Church, Caversham Heights to the Plough Inn, Tilehurst. The Thames Valley and Great Western Omnibus Trust will be running five historic Reading buses on routes through the town tomorrow, Sunday 8 December.

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Three new comedy plays from StrikeUp theatre at the Rising Sun on 7 December

StrikeUp at the Rising Sun

StrikeUp theatre will perform three new comedy plays in Scratch night at the Rising Sun Arts Centre on Silver Street on Saturday 7 December at 7.30pm.

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Christ Church Christmas Fayre on Saturday 7 December

Christ Church Reading in the snow

Christ Church Reading in the snow. Photo (c) Dennis Wood

Christ Church is holding a Christmas fayre on Saturday 7 December from 1pm until 4pm. It will be followed by a barbecue and fireworks in the evening.

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Christmas 2019 at Christ Church, Reading

Special Advent and Christmas events at Christ Church, on Christchurch Road in Reading, start with the Advent carol service on Sunday 1 December and end with the parish eucharist on Christmas day.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 25 November


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Performers announced for ‘Are You Listening?’ next year

The Are You Listening? (AYL?) music festival has announced the first batch of acts for their eighth year. The festival opens on 25 April 2020 at venues across Reading.

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‘Beat connection’ at South Street Arts Centre on 23 November

The South Street Arts Centre in Katesgrove, Reading throw open their doors from 3pm on Saturday 23 November for their Beat Connection ‘all-day party’.

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‘Hangmen’ at the Progress Theatre

By Gillie Tunley & Brenda Sandilands.

'Hangmen' at the Progress Theatre

‘Hangmen’ at the Progress Theatre. Image (c) Aidan Moran

It’s 1965 and it’s the end of hanging. Or is it? The Progress Theatre are staging Martin McDonagh’s edgy and darkly comedic Hangmen this week, directed with passion and purpose by Steph Dewar.

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University neighbours are fed up with parking problems, HMOs, litter and public disturbance, say Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association

Garbage at the Whitley Park Lane bus stop

Garbage at the Whitley Park Lane bus stop

People living near the University of Reading (UoR) think that the university and its students are causing parking problems, damaging local communities by demanding more houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), littering and causing late-night disturbances. The Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association (NARA) have released the analysis of a consultation they ran this year to see what residents really thought about living next to the University.

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