The Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) at the foot of London Street houses the Global Café and the World Shop. The Global Café does not usually open on Mondays and so on the evening of Sunday 23 December it will open for the last time in 2018 and will not re-open until Wednesday 2 January.

The World Shop is only closing on Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, otherwise keeping normal hours, and plans to be open until 6pm on Monday 24 December.

Tomorrow, 20 December, is the last RISC book club meeting of 2018. This month’s book is from Azerbaijan: ‘The Incomplete Manuscript‘ by Kamal Abdullayev. The book club meets at 19:30 in room 1 at RISC. Contact [email protected] if you would like to attend. Copies of the book can be bought in the World Shop.