Published on February 3rd, 2017 | by Niall Norbury0
Top 5 things to do in Reading this weekend
1. The Last Ever Bare Groove – The Facebar
Come and celebrate the end of the era as Reading’s long-running Northern Soul night comes to a close this weekend.
Bare Groove will be digging though their collections for some big tunes that have gone down well and could be considered Bare Groove tunes and playing a 3 hour set to close out the night. Support this month from guest DJ’s in BG regular Richard the Roadie and for the first time Nadia from Athens Northern Soul Club
2. Cally Trench’s Board Games – Rising Sun Arts Centre
Come and play Cally Trench’s original board games! Seven colourful and exciting games, both playable games and works of art that are animated and completed by people playing them.
The games (each for 2-4 players) last 5-20 minutes, and have accessible rules. They are suitable for all ages.The luscious pieces contrast with delicate black line drawings on the boards. The games are multi-layered: they seem sweet and benign, but more sinister and challenging aspects emerge.
Details: Saturday 4th February at Rising Sun Arts Centre from 7.30pm. Donation entry.
3. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – The Hexagon
Classical music lovers are in for a treat as the internationally acclaimed violinist Pinchas Zukerman takes to the stage with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a vibrant performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor and Grammy award-winning violinist, Pinchas Zukerman, has remained a phenomenon in the world of music for over four decades. His musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics.
Details: Sunday 5th February at The Hexagon from 7.30pm. Tickets are £22.50, £25.50.
4. Reading Ale Trail Launch – The Alehouse
Come to the Alehouse this Saturday to celebrate the launch of Reading CAMRA’s Ale Trail which will reward eager pub fans with vouchers to the Reading Beer & Cider Festival.
This year Reading CAMRA will repeat the two-tier prize format. Everyone getting a sticker from all 24 pubs receives the main prize of either a T-shirt AND a half-pint beer festival voucher OR six half-pint beer festival vouchers, plus entry to the free draw. The second tier prize for completing 16 pubs get you three half-pint beer festival vouchers.
Details: Saturday 4th February at The Alehouse from 11am. Free!
5. The Book of Genesis – South Street
The Book of Genesis will recreate the look and sound of the iconic Genesis live album (the only live album featuring Peter Gabriel) in the first half of the show.
The second half will be filled with more favourites from the progressive rock era of Genesis. New singer, Nigel Betteridge continues the fully costumed shows that the Book of Genesis are known for and an exciting evening of rock theatre is guaranteed.
Details: Saturday 4th February at South Street from 8pm. Tickets are £17.