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TALENTED bands are being called on to showcase their best riffs and catchiest beats in a hotly-fought competition. Reading Rock Academy Battle Of The Bands is returning for the fourth year, and is open to bands from around the country for the first time.
Jimmy Carr has announced a second 2013 date at The Hexagon! He is bringing his Gagging Order show to the town centre venue on Tuesday, July 30, at 8pm. Click here to book tickets
For fans of jazz, theatre, dance, and those looking for something new, Body Of People (BOP) are bringing two spectacular shows to South Hill Park on Saturday, February 9.
They'VE been there, done it and bought the T-shirt, but that's not why these guys are still kicking about in the music business, as Spin Doctors guitarist Eric Schenkman explains, they're in it for the love of the ride.
AN edge-of-your-seat play which pushes the boundaries of youth's sexual exploration is being performed at South Hill Park, Bracknell.
"I'm so much more relaxed since having kids," comedian Lucy Porter tells me. "In terms of stagecraft, I could not give a stuff what anyone thinks of me anymore! Having done childbirth - and I don't want to sound like a martyr - but even the toughest gig you have ever had is not as bad as that!"
Renowned cellist Julian Lloyd Webber is returning to The Hexagon, Reading, after five years, to perform with the European Union Chamber Orchestra.
Berkshire blues fans will be treated to a swinging show from British blues group The Will Johns Band at Norden Farm, on Friday, February 1, at 8pm.
CHRIS Cox can't read minds, but he'll darn well make you think he can.
A Maidenhead music lover is preparing to take audiences on a journey through Fleetwood Mac's seminal album, Rumours, and his research has already thrown up some surprises for you to discover at his Vinyl Frontier night.
LET'S Rock The Moor is back for the fifth year with an eclectic line-up of eighties bands and a bigger selection of stalls and entertainment.
LET Progress Theatre take you on a journey through Terry Pratchett's Discworld, from the noisome swarm of Ankh-Morpork to the wintry landscapes of überwald, a region populated by conservative dwarves, aristocratic vampires and plotting werewolves.
They say age can mellow you - but try telling that to fiery punk poet Attila The Stockbroker. He's been on the road and earning a living from his craft 33 years, and he ain't having none of it.
Happy New Year. 2013 on paper should be a great year for promoters.
Get Miles Ahead with groundbreaking contemporary jazz theatre courtesy of Body Of People (BOP), when they return to South Hill Park next month.
Panto time at Shinfield last week was an opportunity for the cast to don their tights and outlandish costumes in this very happy production (and that was just the fellows!).
Making a directorial debut at 75 years old is quite an achievement and a further accolade for Dustin Hoffman is to capture something of the essence of Englishness in his film Quartet. The film tells the story of former musicians and opera singers living out their days in the elegant surroundings of retirement home Beecham House.
THE stage is set for murder, suspense and 'plenty of twists and turns' as a star-studded cast take on a classic whodunit by the queen of crime fiction. Agatha Christie's Go Back For Murder started its tour at Windsor Theatre Royal this week, and promises to keep audiences intrigued.
MADNESS frontman Suggs' life has been an eventful one, to say the least.
They say that laughter is the best medicine. Well if that's the case then your body will be a temple by the time you've taken a dose of Doc Brown's infectious lyrical laughs.
Well hello there! Welcome to my new sporadic column - hopefully giving an insight into the workings of doubledotdash!? and other activities organised by our friends.
Southern Tenant Folk Union are returning to South Street Arts Centre, Reading, on Saturday, with new album, Hello Cold Goodbye Sun.
Debonair indie darling Miles Kane is set to play an intimate NME Awards Tour warm-up show in Reading on Tuesday, February 5.
MUSIC biz veterans Showaddywaddy are 40 years old this year, but rather than wallow in denial or succumb to a reverse midlife crisis by becoming accountants, they're celebrating with a massive tour.
Mr Todiwala's Kitchen is a delightful restaurant which opened 12 months ago on the mezzanine floor of the Hilton Terminal 5 hotel at Heathrow.