An acclaimed performer will be hosting Drag Queen Story Hour in Reading.

Author and five-star Edinburgh Fringe Act, Aida H Dee, will be promoting diversity, acceptance and reading through interactive storytelling at four libraries in the town.

Families are set to be entertained and children inspired to attend libraries as the comedian and activist makes Reading their first stop on a tour of 100 libraries in 100 days.

A spokesperson for Reading Borough Council said: “Parents who have attended previous library performances by this established children's entertainment company have shared positive feedback about the event and its suitability for younger audiences."

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The free Story Hour sessions will be on offer at:

  • Central Library - July, 25 at 10.30am
  • Tilehurst Library - July, 25 at 2pm
  • Whitley Library - July, 26 at 10.30am
  • Southcote Library - July, 26 at 2pm

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The Drag Queen Story Hour tour is set to visit more than 20 UK towns and cities this year, including Wokingham, Bristol, London Borough of Bexley, Cornwall, Cardiff, across Oxfordshire and Brighton & Hove.

Aida H Dee The Storytime Drag Queen is patron of Autistic Inclusive Meets London, has been shortlisted for Local Leader Of The Year 2022 at the PinkNews awards, and has been featured in Forbes Magazine for their activism on the topic of neurodivergence.