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Published 26 Jul 2012 12:30 2 Comments
OXJAM is preparing to takeover Reading with the sounds of the local music scene in a bid to raise £8,000 for charity.
On Saturday, October 20, music-mad Oxfam volunteers will be setting up gigs in six Reading venues - showcasing the best in emerging talent across genres.
What's more, X Factor's Danyl Johnson will help launch Oxjam Reading Takeover, at a party on Saturday, at 7.30pm at the Jazz Cafe, in Madejski Stadium alongside local folk songstress Megan Henwood. Whatever you're into, there will be something for you and you'll be supporting a truly great cause. Wristbands, which can be used to enter all venues, are £10 from www.wegottickets.com/event/173085. For more see www.facebook.com/oxjamReadingTakeover or www.oxfam.org.uk/Oxjam/whatis/oxjam
TRIBUTE night is back so get those vocal chords warmed up and prepare to belt our classics from the one and only Joni Mitchell.
Sing along to the songbird's classics and celebrate Tribute's sixth birthday on Friday next week at Rising Sun Arts Centre, in Reading.
Entrance is free but £5 contributions to the arts centre are gladly accepted. For more see www.facebook.com/tributenight
ANY budding thespians in Binfield? We've got just the place for you.
Auditions for an all-singing, all-acting, all-laughing, all-dancing September gala will be held on Saturday and Sunday next week from 3-6pm and Saturday, September 1, from
1-4pm. If you would like the chance to perform call The Binfield Bards on 07554889124.
SEE a classic play set in the Royal Borough if you pay a visit to Windsor Firestation on Monday.
The Merry Wives of Windsor, thought to be written for Queen Elizabeth I, is a fast- paced drama that follows money-grabbing Falstaff who tries his luck with two Merry Wives in the small-town enclave of Windsor.Doors at 7:30pm. Tickets are £6 from www.firestationartscentre.com
FIVE Star are the latest addition to Henley's Rewind Festival. Featuring BBC's The Voice UK contestant Deniece Pearson, the band were hailed as Britain's answer to the Jackson Five in the 80s and now they're set to return to the stage at the three-day festival from August 17-19. For more see www.rewindfestival.com
FEAST your eyes on Danny Boyle's epic Olympics Opening Ceremony, The Isles Of Wonder, at Norden Farm, in Maidenhead, tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30pm. The screening is free and lucky visitors will get the chance to meet torchbearer Angela Cassidy and have pictures taken with the Olympic Torch.
This article appeared in Bracknell News 26 Jul 12
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Jul 26, 16:57
Of all the X-Factor stars past and present Danyl is my personal favourite and many of my public sector co-workers too. He does a lot of good charity work for Reading and for that alone (nevermind his musical genius) deserves praise. Danyl I salute you sir!
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Jul 26, 18:48
I often surmise Danyl is the only decent celeb Reading has to offer. Winslet; face like the Titanic. Gervais; all the money couldn't buy him a Weight Watcher's membership. Danyl on the other hand has it all; the tunes, the looks, the human angle. One day Danyl will be where Cowell is now and obviously with far better taste.
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