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This Weekend's Events (16th to 18th August)

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I know it, you know it, in fact, We all know it, August only means one thing... festival time! And it has to be said, the Hastings & Bexhill LudoFest is the place to be this summer!  An unparalleled joy for festival-goers and the envy of promoters everywhere in the known world

But even better than that, and if you've lived in Reading long enough you know that the only festival that matters is that one takes place right here at the Rising Sun Arts Centre.

Yes, you've guessed it, on Saturday, it's time for HERE COMES THE SUN 2019

Back for its 10th year, Here Comes The Sun is an all-day festival of music, arts, and everything the centre holds dear.

The whole building will be transformed into a colourful cathedral of culture, with music, dance, kids’ acvies, food, drink and much, much more. The doors to the centre are flung open to give our community all-area access, with performances happening on three stages - including the back garden! - and art and decorations cropping up in every conceivable corner. We even roll out the (fake) grass to make our courtyard a wonderful play area for kids!

As it's our 10th Here Comes The Sun, we're planning some truly special celebrations. We're happy to announce that this year's line-up will see the HCTS debuts of punk popsters Launch Control and murder balladeer Master of None, plus the return of local legends New Puritans. We're also happy to welcome back Game On! Improv for another hilarious performance and an improv comedy workshop.

COMPERE: Damien A. Passmore
12pm    Harold
1pm     Limpopo Groove
2pm     Launch Control
3pm     No Feathers
4pm     Grae J Wall & Los Chicos Muertos
5pm     Game on! Improv Comedy
6pm     Good Canary
7pm     Wandering Wires
8pm     New Puritans
9pm     WOLFS
10pm     Adam & Elvis
11pm     Strawberry Sundae (DJ)

COMPERE: Preacher John
11.30am     KT King
12.30pm     Tomorrow Bird
1.30pm     Zap Comedy / Cameron Chung
2.30pm      Charlotte Perry
3.30pm      Open Page, Open Stage showcase    
4.30pm      Master of None
5.30pm      AF Harrold
6.30pm      Lawrence Piddock
7.30pm      Jack Cade
9.00pm      Outdoor Cinema

COMPERE: Miss Kitty Pimms
11am    Tape Club
3.30pm    Improv comedy workshop
5.30pm     Amy & Her Infernal Gibbons
6.30pm    MarcusMIDI
7.30pm     Tiger Mendoza & Asher Dust
8.30pm     Grant Sharkey
9.30pm     Voodoo Radio

We're open from 11am - 11pm Tickets cost £8 in advance (from www.WeGotTickets.com) or £10 on the day. Under-14s get in 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!)

(If you pop it into your satnav or Google, we shall magically appear!)

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