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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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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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StrikeUp Theatre acting courses at the Rising Sun from September

StrikeUp education acting classes September 2019
StrikeUp Theatre has moved into the upstairs space at the Rising Sun Arts Centre on Katesgrove’s Silver Street and are offering acting classes for adults from September.

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‘Here Comes the Sun’ to the Rising Sun Arts Centre on 17 August

The Rising Sun Arts Centre (RSAC) on Silver Street holds its tenth annual Here Comes the Sun music and arts festival on Saturday 27 August from 11am until 11pm.

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‘Here Comes the Sun’ festival dawns over the Rising Sun Arts Centre in August

The Here Comes The Sun music and arts festival returns to Katesgrove’s Rising Sun Arts Centre for a tenth year on Saturday 17 August.

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The Big Bang Tidy

By Matthew Davies, aged 33⅓.

HATYM and Uncle Peanut at the After Dark club. Photo by permission (c) Musical Bear Records.

Pete Brookes of Uncle Peanut fame curated a Big Untidy evening of music at the Rising Sun Arts Centre on 14 September. Despite the untidy name of the evening, Pete pulled off a blinder; all the acts worked together and it made perfect sense.

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Smile at the Rising Sun on Tribute Night

‘The Who’ night at the Rising Sun (photo: Zac Yeo)

For 11 years, the Rising Sun Arts Centre in Katesgrove has been hosting a regular tribute night featuring the work of iconic song writers and artists. From David Bowie to Carole King, Depeche Mode to Kate Bush, amateur troubadours and musical all-comers have been welcome to perform their songs without audition or prejudice.

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An interview with Felix Brunner: there is a house on Silver Street…

Felix Brunner is a builder, an artist, a former school teacher and educationalist, a Peace and Green Party activist, Reading fan and the owner pioneer of Reading’s most marvellous independent arts and music venue, the Rising Sun in Katesgrove. He is also the loudest whistler I ever heard.

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Be enchanted by Abel Auer at the Rising Sun Arts Centre

Abel Auer‘s exhibition at Katesgrove’s Rising Sun Arts Centre is entitled ‘How a Black Void Replaces the White Cube and a Painting Moves from the Fine to the Performing Arts‘. This rather long title explains the approach taken to the presentation of this selection of the artist’s enchanting works.

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Classical music comes back to the Rising Sun in August

Classical music returns to the Rising Sun Arts Centre on Silver Street this summer. The new season opened in May with Maija Varvatsis playing selections from JS Bach’s the well-tempered clavier and a few of his inventions.

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A right carry on in Katesgrove with the Rumpo Kidz

Local ensemble The Rumpo Kidz are pretty unique; an anarcho-punk, skiffle, country and Sid James tribute band? The Whitley Pump visited them rehearsing at Katesgrove’s Rising Sun studios to at least try to classify them.

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Veggie Dining at the Rising Sun

The beat you can enjoy between meals.

The beat you can enjoy between meals.

The Rising Sun Arts Centre resurrected Veggie Dining on 20 November 2016 as part of its 25th anniversary.

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Martin Alvarado at the Rising Sun

Tango singer Martin Alvarado gave an impassioned performance at the Rising Sun on Silver Street on Thursday evening, 27 October. This was the final stop on his European and UK tour and was part of the Reading International Festival.

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Reading International Festival 2016

Reading International Festival 2016

This year’s Reading International Festival opens in an uncompromising manner with the film The Killing$ of Tony Blair at RISC on London Street, on Friday 14 October.

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Heritage open days around Katesgrove

The RISC edible roof garden, St Giles’ Church, the Rising Sun Arts Centre and Christ Church will be open on the weekend of Saturday 10 September as part of Reading’s annual Heritage Open Days festival.

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Do you remember Karpouziaaa?

Rising Sun Arts Centre after redecoration

The Rising Sun Arts Centre on Silver Street is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In 2009 the Reading Experimental Film Festival (REFF) was held there as part of the Whitley Arts Festival.

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Ma Bessie and her Pig Foot band at the Reading Fringe

Julia, Chuck & Matt - South Street Arts Centre, Reading (15.01.2016)

Night three of Reading Fringe Festival and seven events were on offer. The Whitley Pump picked this one just down the road on London Street and barely ten minutes walk away.

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Some light reading – Around Reading in 99 Facts

Rising Sun Arts Centre after redecoration

Reading Libraries’ contribution to Reading Year of Culture 2016 is a little book of facts about Wreading, Redding, Reding or Reading.

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Open for Art on Reading’s Cultural Heritage Trail

Open for Art 2015

Readipop at Open for Art 2015

Among the many artistic and cultural opportunities available this weekend as part of the Open for Art festival is a cultural heritage trail run by Readipop.

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Final week of Beat the Street

In the last week of Beat the Street, pick up some points with a beatbox tour around the Whitley Pump.

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