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Solomon Radley • Published 20 Jul 2012 13:30 0 Comments
NEW York comedian Steve Hofstetter has embarked on his first UK tour.
"I'm Afraid Of Americans", stops at Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Maidenhead, on Tuesday at 8pm.
Steve is an author, columnist and comedian, known for his cutting social commentary. He enjoyed online success as the original columnist for collegehumour.com, has made numerous TV appearances, and has written comedy columns for The New York Times, SportsIllustrated.com, and NHL.com
Tickets are £10 from www.nordenfarm.org, or by calling 01628 788997.
ASPIRING young composers should head to the South Berks Concert Band's website to find out about their Young Composers' Competition.
The competition is open to anyone under 25, and is specifically aimed at under-18s in local schools. Applicants should submit an original composition between two and five minutes long, scored for the 40-piece band.
The winning piece will receive its world premier in December when it will be performed by the band, and the composer will be presented with a recording of the performance.
The entry deadline is Tuesday, July 31, and the final compositions must be submitted by Sunday, September 30.
Submissions can be made by emailing southberksconcert firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to South Berks Concert Band, c/o 1 Thompson Drive, Thatcham, RG19 4FJ.
THE critically acclaimed Newbury Youth Theatre (NYT) will perform an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories at the Corn Exchange, Newbury, on Saturday, July 28.
The thespians' original adaptation of the fables was extremely well received and earned NYT their first five star review at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The NYT are renowned for producing consistently strong work with powerful energy and perfect comic timing.
The show starts at 7pm. Tickets are £8 and are available by calling the box office on 01635 522 733, or visit www.cornexchangenew.com
POST-hardcore veterans Funeral For a Friend are set to tear up Sub89, in Reading, on Thursday, August 2.
The band, who are working on their next EP with new drummer Pat Lundy (ex-Rise To Remain), will receive support from fellow Welshmen Save Your Breath.
Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are £14, and available from Milk Bar, Hard Edge and Sound Machine, as well as online at www.sub89.com/whats-on
FANS of Katy Perry will be glad to hear her big screen debut Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3D is showing at Showcase Cinema, Reading.
The film traces her career from its humble gospel routes through to her present day celebrity. Plus, the pop starlet opens up to audiences about her split from ex-husband Russell Brand.
Fans who book today (Thursday) will receive an exclusive pair of 3D glasses, designed in partnership with the star herself.
Tickets are £9.30 for children and £11.50 for adults, and can be booked via www.showcasecinemas.co.uk
This article appeared in Reading Chronicle 20 Jul 12