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This Weekend's Events (11th to 13th October)

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Given our brief mention last week that somebody famous has died, it appears that in the intervening days, somebody else who happened to be famous has also died.  And due to the avalanche of tributes from people who were never fans while he was still alive, tonight's episode of Lovejoy on ITVBe 2.66666+1 has been cancelled (unless something happens to Lovejoy in the next hour or two...)

But hey it's not all bad news!  (Unless you were looking forward to that episode of Lovejoy), we have a thing or two at the Rising Sun to tell you about

Friday sees another BIG UNTIDY NIGHT OUT

The Big Untidy Night Out specialises in bringing new unusual talent into the Rising Sun.  Singers, songwriters, poets, punk outfits, ambient experimentalists, sensational cellists and demonic banjo-players, the possibilities are endless.

This month's Big Untidy features punk brutalists ORDER#227 and the youthful jazz prog funksters THE FRACTURED LIZARD. The bill is completed by high energy punks OATY BISCUIT CULT

We're open at 7.30pm and it'll only cost you a paltry £5 on the door

Saturday and Sunday sees another BOOKFACE WEEKENDER

This year is the 10th chapter of our artists’ book fair. Browse stalls and share ideas at our artists' book fair weekend.

Handmade books, small press, altered books, sketchbooks illustrators, printmakers, textiles, limited editions, poetry and story readings,xhibition, installations, workshops, demos and more.

Relax in our Yellow Teapot Café bar with homemade snacks and organic beer

Exhibiting artists include: 

Immy Smith, Rachel Knight, Richard Conway Jones, Denis Cotter, Lisa-Marie Gibbs, Sam Knight, Janina Maher, The Move Up Project, Mary Riley, Neile Wright

Poetry reading by Eric Fairman

Stories from the Mind by Anne-Marie Beatty

Bookmakingactivities for all the family.

(See our facebook event page for more details)

We're open from 11am to 5pm both days and it's absolutely FREE!

That’s everything for another week, just to remind you that we are, as always, at 30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST (If you pop it into your satnav or Google, we shall magically appear!)

Have a nice weekend!

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