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‘Wellbeing Forum’ at RISC on 4 July

The next Wellbeing Forum for the voluntary and community sector will be on Thursday 4 July from 10am to 12.30pm at RISC, London Street, Reading.

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Book Review: The Lime Tree by César Aria

Town Hall (Palacio Municipal)

‘The Lime Tree’ by César Aira is a recent arrival in the World Shop at the Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) on London Street. The short novel is set in Coronel Pringles in Argentina, a real place named after a real person, Juan Pascual Pringles, a hero of the wars of independence against Spain in the early nineteenth century. It is also where author César Aira really grew up.

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A rooftop Eden at RISC

The first of this year’s public open days at the amazing rooftop garden above the Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) was on Saturday 7 April. There may be people in the RISC café on London Street totally unaware of the 200 square metres of Eden above their heads, and that many of the herbs and flowers from the garden are used in the café. They are missing out on something quite remarkable.

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Adrian Lawson: teaching English to our refugees

Adrian Lawson

Reading based naturalist and bicycle kitchen pioneer Adrian Lawson makes an unlikely Professor Higgins, but for the last three years he has been helping refugees learn to speak English at the Reading Refugee Support Group. We met up for a relaxing carafe of loose leaf tea in the smart C.U.P. café at St. Mary’s Butts for a chat about his voluntary work.

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Reading Town Meal food review

by Matthew Farrall, Gillie T, Evelyn & Paul Williams.

Two courses of locally produced allotment and garden goodness were served at the Reading Town Meal on Saturday 30 September. The free meal was thoroughly enjoyed by the Whitley Pump review panel.

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The Reading Town Meal was an enjoyable time for all

Looked down on by the Blade, the historic characters on the Abbey Gateway and the Maiwand Lion, the Forbury Gardens once again played host to the annual Reading Town Meal on Saturday 30 September.

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The Historic Katesgrove Industries Tour

Reading, from the South Hill 1882. reproduced from Illustrated London News.

The Historic Katesgrove Industries tour was available for the first time on 8 September 2017 during the Heritage Open Days weekend. The two hour walk started at the foot of London Street outside Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) and, after a loop around Katesgrove, ended outside Great Expectations, next door to RISC.

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Katesgrove councillor Sophia James talks about the future of the Central Club and the Black History Mural

The Black History Mural was ‘livicated‘ in 1990 and concern has been expressed about its future following Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) decision in July to put the Central Club building on the open market for bids.

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Whitley Pump tours for Heritage Open Days 2017

This year The Whitley Pump has organised three walks as part of the annual Heritage Open Days weekend.

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It’s Mr Lovejoy time of the year again

George Lovejoy by Charles L Havell c1850

Reading Borough Council (RBC) has published draft accounts for the year ending 31 March 2017 and they are available on the council’s website among the policies, finance and legal information pages.

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“The Swan Book” from the RISC book club

The Swan Book by Alexis Wright is imaginative, fantastic, tragic, political and absorbing. This was the book club choice in November 2016 at Katesgrove’s Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC).

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Planning application 170019 : East Street

Existing private car park
East Street
Reading

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Good hygiene at eateries around Katesgrove

The Food Standards Agency and Reading Borough Council regularly inspect businesses in the town and scores their food hygiene from 0 (poor) to 5 (excellent). Here is a list of some of the establishments around Katesgrove who have earned the highest food hygiene ratings.

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Reading International Festival 2016

Reading International Festival 2016

This year’s Reading International Festival opens in an uncompromising manner with the film The Killing$ of Tony Blair at RISC on London Street, on Friday 14 October.

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Reading Town Meal in rain and shine!

Welcome

The Reading Town Meal, now in its fourth year, got off to a wet start in the Forbury Gardens on Saturday 1 October.

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Katesgrove Community Association to allow online voting

The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) plans a radical overhaul of its constitution to allow online voting and to reduce the number of people required to make decisions.

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Vegetable and salad donations required for the Reading Town Meal

Famous in Forbury - that would be me?

The Reading Town Meal, which will take place on Saturday 1 October in Forbury Gardens, has already received some gifts of produce. The main collection of vegetables and salad donations are being organised for next week.

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Heritage open days around Katesgrove

The RISC edible roof garden, St Giles’ Church, the Rising Sun Arts Centre and Christ Church will be open on the weekend of Saturday 10 September as part of Reading’s annual Heritage Open Days festival.

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The end of the financial year – would Mr Lovejoy approve?

London Street

London Street

Reading Borough Council (RBC) has published draft accounts for the year ending 31 March 2016 and they are available on the council’s website, tucked away in the policies, finance and legal information pages.

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Open for Art on Reading’s Cultural Heritage Trail

Open for Art 2015

Readipop at Open for Art 2015

Among the many artistic and cultural opportunities available this weekend as part of the Open for Art festival is a cultural heritage trail run by Readipop.

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