A CHARITY run will bring a splash of colour to Reading in June.
Berkshire’s first ‘Rainbow Run’ – a 3km event where participants are showered with powdered paint in the colours of a rainbow – will take place at 11am at Prospect Park on Sunday, June 22.
PAINTERS are putting the finishing touches to their masterpieces ahead of a popular independent art fair.
The Reading Contemporary Art Fair returns to the borough next month at the Rivermead Leisure Centre, when more than 100 artists and gallery owners will showcase their work to thousands of visitors.
Despite forming less than a year ago, Reading band Echoic are already making waves on the local music scene and beyond, with plaudits from BBC Introducing, local promoters, and even a growing fanbase in Europe.
IRVINE Welsh’s gritty, violent and brutally honest novel, Trainspotting, made waves (and turned some stomachs) when it was published back in 1993.
The darkly comic narrative takes the form of interwoven short stories, told by a group of Edinburgh friends whose lives are steeped in heroin addiction or the fallout from it. Unshrinking, raw and often graphic, it has been hailed as ”the voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent”.
A MAGICAL story will entertain youngsters during half-term next week.
Isabel’s Well, written for children aged three to seven, tells the tale of a young girl who owns a well leading to a magical underground world.
Considering the set-back The Blackout encountered having to cancel the remaining shows of their tour last October when vocalist Gavin Butler being beaten by a hemiplegic migraine, the band came back fighting, and stronger than ever as they stepped on stage at Sub 89 in Reading.
THE Windsor Picturehouse – the home of film at Windsor Theatre Royal – has its winter schedule all set, with a range of celluloid highlights ranging from children’s film to comedies, romance, action and some classics.