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TASTY: South Hill Park's Food Festival takes place this weekend
HEAR about Reading Town Hall's world-famous 'Father' Willis pipe organ from its curator William McVicker, head over to The Concert Hall for a special night of music from internationally-recognised brass instrumentalists Grimethorpe Colliery Band, or make your way to The Great Hall at Reading University, London Road campus, to take in the beautiful sounds of Reading Male Voice Choir and Woodley Concert Band on Saturday.
For full Reading Summer Proms listings, tickets and event information, see www.readingarts.com or call the box office on 01189 606060.
CLUB Velocity returns to Play, at 35 Midford Road, on Saturday and it's got a mighty fine set list to satisfy the most hardened music critics.
Albatross and Newbury lads Kill The Joker will open the night, chasing their tails are Sparrows, with their natural, uplifting and addictive ditties, and Dead Mask Club head the line-up, who, in Club Velocity's words, are 'a proper band that eat nails for breakfast, lunch and dinner.' See www.wegottickets.com for the £5 tickets. Doors at 8pm.
WHEN it comes to controversial performance art, no-one does it quite like Steven Berkoff.
Graft, the award-winning piece from the iconic director, follows the story of Harry, an out of work actor, on his way from drama school to the big stage - highlighting the sacrifices he must make on his journey.
The show is at Windsor Firestation on Friday, June 15, at 8pm. Tickets are £12 via www.firestationartscentre.com or on 01753 866865.
FOODIES can indulge in a fantastic new free festival at South Hill Park this weekend.
Tempt your tastebuds with local produce from stalls including, Riverford Organic, Med Foods and Oxford Cheese Company.
There will be events for youngsters, music on the terrace in the arts centre's newly-refurbished gardens and demonstrations.
The event, on Saturday and Sunday, is free, but there will be a cost for some foods, drinks and activities. See www.southhillpark.org.uk or call 01344 484123.
THE delighfully funny book Little Fizzlebert Stump Who Ran Away From The Circus (And Joined The Library) by Reading-based author A.F.Harold will launch at Waterstones on Saturday. Get your copy signed and meet the man himself at the store in Broad Street, at 6.30pm. The book is £5.99.
THE award-winning South Bank Trio will entertain audiences with a special summer concert in All Saints Church, in Peppard, at 7.30pm, on Saturday, June 16.
The fermale flautist, cellist and pianist will perform pieces by Hadyn, Bowen and Czech composers Martinu and Tuk. There is no
entry fee but there will be a collection for Christian Aid.
ACCORDION virtuoso Karen Street is stopping at Wesley Methodist Church, in Queens Road, Reading on Thursday, June 14, as part of her UK tour to help her raise £1,200 for Alzheimer's Research UK. Karen has worked with stars including Grace Jones, as well as the Strictly Come Dancing live tour. For event information, see www.wesleychurchreading.org
This article appeared in Royal Borough Observer 08 Jun 12