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23 Aug 2014 09:30

Big debut for dynamic quintet Lucius at Reading Festival

Indie pop band Lucius spoke to us about the excitement surrounding their first set at Reading on the Festival Republic Stage tomorrow (Sunday)...


22 Aug 2014 17:30

Pulled Apart By Horses tell us why Reading Festival is 'special' to them

PULLED Apart By Horses are set to bring their high-energy, sweat-inducing alternative rock to the Main Stage tomorrow (Saturday) but, having formed in Leeds, will Reading be just another show next to their home-coming Yorkshire performance?


22 Aug 2014 15:00

Enter Shikari promise to light up Reading Festival

AFTER they almost blew the roof off the tent at last year’s festival, we caught up with raucous Enter Shikari ahead of their set on the Main Stage today (Friday).


22 Aug 2014 14:30

Reading Festival is 'home away from home' for Twin Atlantic

WITH their third album just around the corner Twin Atlantic are preparing to return to their home away from home at Reading Festival.


21 Aug 2014 12:30

Bank Holiday fun at Swallowfield Show

A SPECTACULAR stunt show and a dog display will be top of the bill when the 130th Swallowfield Show returns over the Bank Holiday weekend.


21 Aug 2014 12:30

Quince Players prepare to tackle Miss Marple tale

AMATEUR dramatic group the Quince Players are returning to the stage this September with a new production of Agatha Christie’s ‘A Murder is Announced’.


20 Aug 2014 09:30

Top wakeboarder Nick Davies talks to us about returning home for Plastic Playground

“I GOT into wakeboarding through a school friend about 13 years ago now – we pretty much just went one day after school.”


18 Aug 2014 09:30

It's all about mono mania

IF you are in need of inspiration, eBay’s collections are a great place to start your shopping. Experts such as Kelly Hoppen and Sarah Beeny have curated their own collections and guides on the season’s latest trends.

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17 Aug 2014 09:30

Step back in time with a retro extravaganza at Hughenden Manor

THE Forties will return with a bang next month with a range of exhibitions and demonstrations bringing the era to life.


16 Aug 2014 09:30

Insight into wartime Reading at exhibition

A CROWD gathers outside Reading Town Hall and a man wearing an old-fashioned boater stares back at me, his face a mask of fear.


15 Aug 2014 17:00

Review: Billy Ocean at G Casino Reading

SO the night had finally arrived, Billy Ocean ‘Up close and personal’ at G Casino Reading.


15 Aug 2014 09:30

Nostalgia takes over in Murder on Air

TAKE a bit of nostalgia, add a sprinkling of a classic whodunnit storyline and place it in an old-fashioned BBC radio studio — and you have the setting for the latest star-studded production at Theatre Royal Windsor.


12 Aug 2014 15:30

Love with an Eastern twist in The Making of Ali and Nino

A PASSIONATE tale of love in a war-torn world will be the penultimate show of South Hill Park’s centenary commemorations.


8 Aug 2014 16:35 • Hugh Miller


Ascot, 8th August: With Chesney Hawkes set to perform at the evening concert tomorrow, Saturday, August 9,


7 Aug 2014 11:54

First Night Review of Dreamboats and Miniskirts

If you have ever seen an advertisement for a musical without named ‘stars’ and wondered if it was worth spending hard-earned money on tickets, then I can assure you that with the Theatre Royal Windsor’s production of Dreamboats and Miniskirts, the answer is a resounding ‘YES!’

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30 Jul 2014 09:30

Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey to ‘take us up’ at Rewind Festival

REWIND to 1984 – long before MP3s were king – the Thompson Twins’ Into the gap was one of the most played vinyl records in my house. As a music-obsessed six-year-old, I must have spent hours listening to those nine songs over and over again...


18 Jul 2014 10:15

Campaign launched to save Windsor's 100-year-old theatre which is the only unsubsidised theatre in the country

A campaign has been launched by the Windsor Observer - part of the Berkshire Media Group - to save Windsor's 100-year-old theatre as fears the curtain could come down for the final time surface.

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1 Jul 2014 09:30

First night review of Murder Weapon by Brian Clemens at Theatre Royal Windsor

IT’S annoying what you can fail to deduce about a murder mystery even when you’ve picked up the scent.

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23 Jun 2014 09:30

Artists take their talents to the streets

A TOWN centre was bustling with life and colour as hundreds of artists and performers showcased their talents.


17 Jun 2014 11:48 • Gary Farmer

Mid-East study could be a dream ticket gap year

In an exotic foreign country with a culture that’s both cosmopolitan and international - and also deeply ancient and traditional - there’s definitely a world of opportunity waiting to be explored.


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