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October 2019

The Mythicals- Live

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Mythicals are a 6 piece Rock & Pop Covers band : Kate White & Rachel Sinetta (Vocals), Ric Bardsley (guitar) Pete Hood (Bass), Arran Johnstone (drums) & Gil (Keys)

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Influences

October 11 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Influences brings you talented local djs across the genre of DNB every 2nd Friday of the month.... This weeks djs Bunnie Simpson Slither Jay Info

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Brother Strut- Attic Sessions Jam

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Here's your chance to come and see Brother Strut up close and personal for a jam session with some of the best musicians in the UK. This show is different to their normal shows, and is a mix of covers, guest musicians and sometimes some incredible impromptu 'one off' moments. They have sold out London's KOKO twice, Ronnie Scotts, and Camden Jazz Cafe on numerous occasions. PLEASE NOTE THE TIMINGS FOR THESE SHOWS: 5:00pm - doors 5:30pm - 7:00pm Brother…

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BBC Music Introducing: Warp Rays / Forays/ Elucidate

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music Introducing LIVE Warp Rays - live Forays - live ELUCIDATE - live

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MBP: Social Contract + special guests

October 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
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Don’t Sweat The Technique

October 17 @ 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Bi-Monthly Golden Era focused Hip-Hop night based in Reading Town!

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Heavy Pop: Some Bodies + Special Guests

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Heavy Pop present Some Bodies + Special Guests Fri 18th Oct | Purple Turtle, Reading FREE ENTRY (Sign up at heavypop.co.uk) AGES: 18+ (ID REQUIRED) | Doors 8pm -- SOME BODIES -- “Fuzzing Ty Segall guitars with a wistful glance back to pop music past” Bristol In Stereo Some Bodies bring a sound of wobbly synths, guitars and drums from a time-gone-by. In a similar way to bands like FUR, Sons of Raphael or The Lemon Twigs, their music aptly…

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SoundJam – London 2 Reading

October 19 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. Line up From London: MC Loopz | Hitman | MC Sneekie | DJK | MC Crazie From Reading: MajorKaos | Fabricate | MC Mista Wong Free entry - ID Req.

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Heavy Pop: Catholic Action + The C33s

October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Heavy Pop present Catholic Action + The C33s Tues 22nd Oct | Purple Turtle, Reading FREE ENTRY (Sign up at heavypop.co.uk) AGES: 18+ (ID REQUIRED) | Doors 8pm -- Catholic Action -- 'They are very much a band ‘of now' London In Stereo 'Setting their sights on success' DIY Catholic Action formed in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2015 where upon impressing on the Glasgow music scene and released their debut album, ‘In Memory Of’, in October 2017. The album was later…

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BBC Music Introducing: Longdaylatenight + Ivøries

October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music Introducing LIVE LongDayLateNight - live IVØRIES - live + special guests

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Fish Fry (Count Skylarkin/ Jack Hollywood)

October 24 @ 10:00 pm - October 25 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Jack Hollywood's The Fab Fish Fry Jack Hollywood, has mucked in with the best of them, sneaking his way onto the bill of a million legends, at a million venues, and festival fields. Expect Original and Bluebeat Ska, Old school Hip Hop, 60’s Soul, The Funkiest Funk, Dirty Disco, Original Rhythm & Blues - dominated by songs with horns in them. Lots of loud, horny horny, interrupting your ears, slapping you in the face. Bring a helmet.

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Fish Fry (Count Skylarkin/ Jack Hollywood)

October 24 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Jack Hollywood's The Fab Fish Fry Jack Hollywood, has mucked in with the best of them, sneaking his way onto the bill of a million legends, at a million venues, and festival fields. Expect Original and Bluebeat Ska, Old school Hip Hop, 60’s Soul, The Funkiest Funk, Dirty Disco, Original Rhythm & Blues - dominated by songs with horns in them. Lots of loud, horny horny, interrupting your ears, slapping you in the face. Bring a helmet.

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Marisa & The Moths + Finding Kate

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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MTJ Promotions presents Reading-based grunge rock band Marisa And The Moths. The band are out on their first headline tour in support of their recently released single, Skin. See the music video on YouTube now at www.youtube.com/c/marisaandthemoths www.marisaandthemoths.com Instagram: @marisaandthemoths Facebook: Marisa And The Moths Twitter: Marisa_Moths They will be playing Purple Turtle in their hometown Reading on Saturday 25th October. Doors 7pm. FREE ENTRY. Plus special guests Finding Kate. See Finding Kate's latest music videos now at www.youtube.com/user/KatePavliMusic www.findingkatemusic.com…

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Subfactory .solitude Bday Bash With Donavan Bb Smith And Lady Mc

October 25 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

solitude curates his bday bash with special friends and guests full line up donavan bb Smith lady mc solitude neilmac madhatta fluent myst .wong . flewid Recent Post

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The Scarlet Vixens Present: Halloween Burlesque

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

5* reviewed troupe The Scarlet Vixens monthly burlesque show at Reading's longest running bar! In the cellar bar is where you will find us! Join us from 7 for burlesque and variety that'll blow your socks off! Line up TBC

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MBP: Deep Deep Water + Ocean Ruins – live

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Em-Bee-Pee presents Deep Deep Water - LIVE Ocean Ruins - LIVE

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Heavy Pop & Dork Mag: Mush + Mother

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Heavy Pop & Dork present Mush + Mother - Band UK Tues 29th Oct | Purple Turtle, Reading ENTRY: FREE| AGES: 18+ | DOORS: 8 pm - Mush - 'Pavement-esque, slacker-rock' - Loud and Quiet Magazine Mush are an art-rock band from Leeds, who specialise in wryly-observational, exquisite lo-fi guitar pop. They have recently signed to Memphis Industries and released their fantastic debut EP 'Induction Party' earlier this year. The band return to Reading to play a FREE entry club…

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BBC Introducing- Kayda May/ TayoSound/ Bethia X Mort

October 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing LIVE Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee Kayda May- Live TayoSound- Live Bethia- Live

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A Nightmare on Downing St – HALLOWEEN

October 31 @ 8:00 pm - November 1 @ 8:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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WE bring you a very special, tongue in cheek version of Halloween tis year. PURELY for jokes and an excuse to dress up, our theme this year is "A Nightmare on Downing St" As ever, we will be decking the venue out like you could never imagine, dress up come and party the night away. The best Halloween Party in town, as it always is!   DJ Rex on the 1s and 2s

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November 2019

Reading – Abandon Ship // TUYS // Special Guests.

November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Abandon Ship! // TUYS // Special Guests. 1st November Purple Turtle Reading. Abandon Ship! A distinctly British twist on a sound that harks back to the glory days of Deep Elm Records and Sub Pop. A fusion of 90’s British indie and American Emo "Catchy, anthemic, and raw as hell" TUYS (Luxembourg) TUYS is an indie band from Luxembourg with influences including danceable and catchy indie to more alternative rock with a harder and progressive edge. The quartette has released…

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SoundJam – MC Bamski’s BDay Bash

November 2 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week, long standing Berkshire MC Bamski’s birthday bash. Line up DJs Tom Grimehouse | MajorKaos | Knegativ | Archaea | Fingaz MCs Bamski | Mista Wong | Mistameaner | Sense | Treason Free entry - ID Req.

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Comedy At Turtle

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Another week of fine comedy from our Comedy At Turtle crew. Ran, programmed and hosted by our compere Carl Richard, this free comedy night is a right old barrel of laughs!

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BBC Music Introducing: Carthorse/ Flintlock Rifles

November 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing LIVE Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents Carthorse- Live Flintlock Rifles- Live

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The Pink Diamond Revue + The Arboretum – Launchpad Charity Gig

November 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

State of Flux present: A fundraising night for the Reading based charity Launchpad which is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home. Founded as a soup kitchen in 1979 by students at the University of Reading, the charity now provides a holistic service to help vulnerable people in the town tackle their housing-related problems, obtain and…

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Working Men’s Club + special guests – Reading

November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

8th November Working Men’s Club - live + special guests FREE ENTRY

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Influences – DNB

November 8 @ 10:00 pm

This months Influences brings local talent Fluent Crawf Nadine Inkz Jay Info

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Soundjam – Saucy Album Launch

November 9 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
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Comedy At Turtle

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Another week of fine comedy from our Comedy At Turtle crew. Ran, programmed and hosted by our compere Carl Richard, this free comedy night is a right old barrel of laughs!

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BBC Music Introducing: Laulia / Deva St John

November 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents: Laulia- LIVE Deva St. John- LIVE

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Nine Ton Peanut Smugglers- Live

November 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Swinging Ska, Rockabilly, Rhythm n Blues, come and party with us on the 14th November, with the return of the The Nine Ton Peanut Smugglers performing for us.

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MEI | RIP Love – live

November 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

MEI - live RIP Love - live South London vocalist, songwriter and bassist MEI has already garnered support from tastemakers such as EARMILK, Clash magazine, Line of Best Fit, Elevator, gal-dem, BBC Introducing London & BBC Radio 6, and landed a coveted spot on the FIFA 19 soundtrack alongside collaborators Husky Loops & Count Counsellor (now known as Joy Anonymous). With an impressive live catalogue, she has performed with the likes of Brian Eno and Karl Hyde on Later… with…

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Heavy Pop: Sick Joy & Special Guests

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Heavy Pop present Sick Joy + Special Guests Sat 16th November | Purple Turtle, Reading FREE ENTRY AGES: 18+ (ID REQUIRED) | Doors 8pm -- Sick Joy -- “A scuzzy affair reminiscent of 90s alt-rock hits” – Dork "A taut, visceral burner, reminiscent of early Mudhoney with a pop touch, a snappy three-minute nugget of unbridled fury.” – Clash Mag Brighton trio Sick Joy describe their music as 'heavy pop' and look to harness the power of music’s golden decade…

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Comedy At Turtle

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Another week of fine comedy from our Comedy At Turtle crew. Ran, programmed and hosted by our compere Carl Richard, this free comedy night is a right old barrel of laughs!

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BBC Introducing- The Keep Cats/ The Rills/ Bisounoir

November 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing LIVE Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents: The Keep Cats- LIVE The Rills- LIVE bisou noir- LIVE

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Don’t Sweat The Technique

November 21 @ 10:00 pm - November 22 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Bi-Monthly Golden Era focused Hip-Hop night based in Reading Town!

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MBP: Patawawa – live

November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Em-Bee-Pee presents... Patawawa - live + Handstand Parade - live FREE ENTRY --------------------------------------------------------------- We are excited to bring Patawawa back. Picked by NME as 'Ones to Watch in 2018' before their debut EP had even been released, the Matlock band have enjoyed an incredible 18 months, finding favour with everyone from BBC Radio DJs Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson and Lauren Laverne to 'Stranger' Things star Millie Bobby Brown, who is launching her new brand 'Purple' with the band providing the…

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170 BPM 012 » NBO Family In Session » 22/11

November 22 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The clue's in the name... If it falls in the realms of the D&B spectrum and pulses around the 170 mark, you're catching it here. Monthly heavyweight Drum & Bass sessions in the famous Purple Turtle dungeon, showcasing the freshest, hardest tracks spanning the 360 spectrum with NBO residents on rotation, b2b specials, debuts, label showcases + special guest DJs & MCs. NEXT UP » Friday 22nd November - NEW BASS ORDER UK: In session ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ LINE UP ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ◾…

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Attic Sessions Jam – November

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

A rare chance to see Funk/Soul band Brother Strut up close & personal in an informal jam session with the greatest musicians in the UK. About this Event Brother Strut are a funk/soul band who have played with Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Amy Winehouse & have performed on records that have sold over 1/2 billion copies. The full line up features some of the UK’s top talent including Paul Turner (bass), Frankie Tontoh (drums), Otha Smith (electric guitar), Karl Vanden…

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Skint Mondays & Skint Rock – 25th November – Purple Turtle

November 25 @ 10:00 pm

Every Monday Night Purple Turtle presents Skint Mondays! FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT LONG Current drink deals: Pint of Somersby £3 Pint of Somersby Strawberry and Rhubarb £3.25 Pint of Carlsberg £3.25 Bottle of Corona £3 Bottle of Amigos £3 Bottle of San Miguel £3 Single house spirit + mixer £3 Bottle of VK £2.50 Jagerbomb £2.50 Tequila £2.50 Double Vodka and Monster £5 Music Policy: Room 1 - SKINT ROCK, pop punk, metal & classic rock anthems Room 2 -…

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Comedy @ Turtle

November 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

[email protected] is Every Tuesday from 7:30PM and is hosted by local comic Carl Richard (he’s never heard of you either!). This is an evening of grassroots comedy. Forget your weak beer and over priced tickets, this FREE comedy where it belongs: in a dark, low ceilinged cellar. It’s what the business calls a New Act/New Material Night. You will see baby comedians take their first steps towards comedy stardom, with fear in their eyes and a lump in throat. This…

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BBC Introducing: Candid Heist and Tim Kay

November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Candid Heist- LIVE Tim Kay- LIVE

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Ezra’s old Souls – live

November 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

EZRA OLD SOULS - live

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Fab Fish Fry (Count Skylarkin/ Jack Hollywood)

November 28 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Jack Hollywood's The Fab Fish Fry Jack Hollywood, has mucked in with the best of them, sneaking his way onto the bill of a million legends, at a million venues, and festival fields. Expect Original and Bluebeat Ska, Old school Hip Hop, 60’s Soul, The Funkiest Funk, Dirty Disco, Original Rhythm & Blues - dominated by songs with horns in them. Lots of loud, horny horny, interrupting your ears, slapping you in the face. Bring a helmet.

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Remones w/ Jason Hendrix Experience // Friday 29 Nov // 8pm

November 29 @ 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Remones and Jimi Hendrix go head to head. Strictly no pacemakers :) IN AID OF MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

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Subfactory

November 29 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

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The Scarlet Vixens Nerdlesque: Famous Last Nerds

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

5* reviewed troupe The Scarlet Vixens monthly burlesque show at Reading's longest running bar, but this time we are letting our geek flags fly! We've declared this month NERDVEMBER to celebrate our geeky selves. Line up TBC

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December 2019

[email protected]

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

[email protected] is Every Tuesday from 7:30PM and is hosted by local comic Carl Richard (he’s never heard of you either!). This is an evening of grassroots comedy. Forget your weak beer and over priced tickets, this FREE comedy where it belongs: in a dark, low ceilinged cellar. It’s what the business calls a New Act/New Material Night. You will see baby comedians take their first steps towards comedy stardom, with fear in their eyes and a lump in throat. This…

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An Even More Crayola Christmas

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Hot on the heels of two sell-out shows for the Reading Fringe Festival and the Pussy’s Bow Pride Party, Crayola is back in town for another round of top-notch drag buffoonery, but be warned: the festive season has her feeling camper than ever! With a full, hour-long show, this songstress and lip-sync clown will have your bellies busting with laughter and your hearts warmed as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, with a dragged up twist!

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Loveshovel- Live

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Loveshovel brings some of the funkiest funk, soul, disco, pop and beyond, to the Purple Turtle for a raucous night of dancing for our run of Christmas special events.

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The Highwasters – Live

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

influences from the late seventies and early eighties which include the likes of ‘the Jam, The Clash, and The Stranglers, a lively and energetic band who play with the attitude and passion the songs deserve.

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