30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This Weekend's Events (2nd to 4th November)

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It's gone a bit cold out there, hasn't it.  And there's plenty of people who can't wait to remind you how cold it is.  Another sign that winter is on its way at the Rising Sun is that the wood burner is on. Not only that but you can also watch other entertainment such as random individuals taking charge of the wood burner or sometimes pop-up drama where a multitude of random individuals discuss how to light and maintain a fire in the self-same wood burner, it really is yet another little something that makes the place so special!

It's another busy weekend, starting with Friday and the autumn edition of TRIBUTE NIGHT

Anyone who has been to a Rising Sun Tribute Night will already know the deal. Every three months we pay homage to a much-loved band or artist.  Everyone picks a song or two, practices them for a bit, then gets together again on Tribute Night to play them to a crowd - always with fascinating results. The next Tribute Night’s hero is announced at the end of the evening. It’s a simple but winning formula and is silly amounts of fun.

As the Tribute Night train rumbles on through the wild and diverse terrain of popular music towards our 2018 autumn destination, our vista is tinted by a tequila sunrise as we pay homage to THE EAGLES

Emerging from the nascent west coast country-rock scene in the early 70s, Eagles are perhaps the most well known and regarded band from that era. Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner initially came together to back Linda Ronstadt before deciding they could make a success on their own. They were right – their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U.S., and they’re the fifth highest-selling music act and the highest-selling American band in U.S. history.

But it was a slow burn to success, one which saw them embrace country leanings in the early years, then eschew them as the music moved to harder rock, with the odd stop at RnB, disco and, with Hotel California, “Mexican reggae” – not to mention being able to power-ballad with the best of them. The band are perhaps as well known for their internal disagreements and changes of line-up as they are for their roaring guitars and perfect harmonies, but every change brought something new to the Eagles’ sound.

Their break-up saw solo success in the 1980s for Henley and Frey especially, and their reunion in the early 90s brought fresh material and a longer period of touring than their initial run – and they’re still going with Frey’s son Deacon taking his father’s place in recent shows.

So whether you wanna take it easy, or to the limit, you can’t hide from The Eagles.

Doors open at 8pm for a prompt 8:30pm start.  There's no admission fee as such, but donations will be collected during the interval, so please keep some money aside. Suggested donation £5. All donations go to the Rising Sun

If you would like to join the mailing list and stay up to date with Tribute Night events, please send an email to TributeNight@hotmail.co.uk.


The Scarlet Vixens are back at their original home, the Rising Sun Arts Centre, with a show not to be missed! This time we're bringing you a night of burlesque and variety inspired by two of our favourite musical genres; rock and metal! Metalheads come forth, long-haired rockers, book your VIP mosh pit access-all-areas tickets now!

Our electrifying line up as follows:

Your host: Miss Kitty Pimms

Performances by:
Lilyana L'amour
Tootsie Rocques
Lady Intrepid
Mojo Jones
Demonica Latex

Guest performers:
Violent May

Tickets are £8 in advance and £10 on the door. VIP package is £15 and includes a glass of fizz on arrival and a guaranteed front row seat with table and nibbles. What are you waiting for? These shows sell out fast so be sure to get your tickets before it's too late!

On Sunday, it's time for our VINTAGE TEA DANCE

Our Vintage Tea Dance is 10 years old!

Our birthday special begins with:

Dance class with Reading swing Jam at 2pm - 3pm

Followed by live vintage tunes with LAWRIE WRIGHT AND THE SILVER HEELS

Tea and homemade cakes served on vintage crockery 3pm - 5pm

Dress up in your finest vintage outfits and shake a leg on the dance floor. It's the bee's knees!  All for just £10 entry

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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