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This Weekend's Events (18th to 20th May)

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Hi Everyone

Didn't get an invite to the wedding?  Well, you happen to be in good company as neither did us.  We didn't get those Cup Final tickets either.  Although, in a way, it's probably a blessing in disguise as we've got another jam-packed weekend at the Rising Sun.

On Friday, we bring you another STAND UP CINEMA

Back to the Rising Sun and back to its more traditional Friday slot!

Screenings of the best locally made film and video plus rarely seen classics, obscure documentaries, cult independents and overlooked modern gems. Stand-Up Cinema is a collaboration between The Rising Sun Arts Centre and Real Time Video. To get your film shown at a future Stand-Up Cinema contact Real Time at info@real-time.org.uk.

Our main feature this month is I, DANIEL BLAKE (Ken Loach, 2016)

Finding himself unemployed Daniel Blake must fight a dehumanising system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance. Not a feel good movie but a rewarding and thought provoking film, the reality of which will chime with anyone who has found themselves on the wrong end of a bureaucracy designed to hinder rather than help those in need.

It'll cost you a paltry £5 on the door.  Short Films start at 7.30. The Holy Mountain starts showing at 8.00 pm.  

On Saturday, CLUB VELOCITY PRESENTS!

The third Saturday of the month?  The third Saturday of the month at a certain venue in Reading? Surely that means another helping of one of the best band nights in town.

PINK DIAMOND REVUE
"Truly great.  Punk n beats.  Roll n Rock.  Genius" so it says here

HEAD DROP
As seen and heard recently at Are You Listening? New Punks On The Block who have a groove.  They have a punk swagger.  Definitely not hippies.  Genius!

THE KEEP CATS
Their set at Are You Listening? will be talked about for many a month/year.  They have tunes, they rock, and they are not frightened in writing a good song.  No Land Fill Indie here.

We'll be open at 8pm.  And it'll cost you £7 on the door to get in or £5 in advance from www.wegottickets.com

Finally on Sunday, MILONGA SIMPATICA presents TANGO SELECT

Reading's own highly acclaimed tango band are back at the Rising Sun for another afternoon of live tango music. Playing a selection of tangos and vals, some of which you will recognise and others you may not. Tango Select play tracks which are a delight for dancers and great to listen to as well.

We're open from 4.30pm to 8pm.  And it'll cost you £6 on the door

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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This Weekend's Events (3rd to 5th August)

Hi Everyone

There's no time for a pre-amble this time, so here is everything that's happening at the Rising Sun this weekend

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