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Published: 29 Mar 2012 09:30
BRACKNELL lad Ben Emmett is set to star in one of London's finest upcoming showcases Pretty Young Things Live.
The acoustic singer/songwriter will strum away at Pretty Young Thing's Party 100 gig at The 100 Club, on Oxford Street. For more information see www.the100club.co.uk
ONE of The Guide's fave Reading bands, Quiet Quiet Band, are releasing their debut single, Flatlands, on Monday via Broken Tail Records. An anti-folk tune, rich with layered vocals, and inspired by the landscape of Lincolnshire, the single's B-side also includes live favourite Fingers. Check it out at quietquietband.bandcamp.com or pre-order at www.amazon.co.uk or iTunes.
PO'GIRL are bringing their beautiful Americana/Roots sounds to Newbury.
The two girls, Allison Russell and Awna Teixeira, are a true rags to riches tale - having found each other after leaving their untenable Canadian home situations aged 14. The multi-instrumentalists have achieved critical acclaim worldwide and will wander across to Arlington Arts Centre on Thursday, April 5.
Tickets are £10 from www.arlingtonarts.co.uk or by calling 01635 244246.
TOP technology and marketing company, Volume, will use their gadget to support Arts charity Readipop's annual Caversham Festival.
The company has developed an app that will be available to download on all Smartphones, iPhones and Android devices throughout the festival, which takes place on Sunday, July 8 in Christchurch Meadows. The app will allow users to stream music, as well as becoming a personal guide for music fans to explore the festival across all mediums. Attendees will also be able to redeem discounts and use the app to integrate with Facebook.
For more visit www.readipop.com
ON Thursday, April 5, Korean pianist Grace Yeo will bring her internationally-recognised talent to stun audiences with pieces including Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt. Tickets are £14 from www.nordenfarm.org.uk or by calling 01628 788997. The music will start at 7.30pm.
PROGRESS Theatre has extended a warm welcome to Jazz In Reading.
The venue, in The Mount, Reading, popular for its unique and challenging productions of a diverse range of theatre, is hosting a season of jazz shows with renowned performers. The intimate space will start the programme with Israeli saxophonist Gilad Atzmon tomorrow (Friday), at 8pm. Tickets are £10 from www.readingarts.com or call 01189 606060.
MAIDENHEAD Musical Comedy Society will entertain audiences with a production of Oklahoma at Desborough Suite until Sunday. For tickets see www.mmcsonline.co.uk, call 07979 382250 or visist Sheargolds in King Street.+
BOBSTOCK, now in its third year, will take place on Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, at The Wheatsheaf, in Albert Street, Slough, from 7pm. It is free entry but all donations will go towards The Teenage Cancer Trust. Bands appearing include Apollo and The Company.
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30 Jan 2014 09:30
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27 Jan 2014 07:30
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26 Jan 2014 06:30
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25 Jan 2014 07:30
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17 Jan 2014 09:00
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16 Jan 2014 15:30
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16 Jan 2014 13:30
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16 Jan 2014 12:00
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15 Jan 2014 07:30
THEATRE lovers can take in a free play at Reading University today (Thursday). Students from the university’s Reading Rep theatre group will be putting on a performance of classic sixties satire Tango in the Minghella Building, on the Whiteknights Campus.
11 Jan 2014 09:30
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10 Jan 2014 09:30
KICK off 2014 with some lovely folk in Nettlebed.
9 Jan 2014 12:00
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3 Jan 2014 09:30
THE famous Belgian detective is set to get ‘the little grey cells’ working in Agatha Christie’s first play, Black Coffee.
3 Jan 2014 06:30
AN EXHIBITION of 18th century watercolours of Windsor Castle will open on February 7 at the Castle itself.
2 Jan 2014 11:30
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