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November 2019

Influences – DNB

November 8, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
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Comedy At Turtle

November 12, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - November 22, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

dnb

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The Scarlet Vixens Nerdlesque: Famous Last Nerds

November 30, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Aprés Stories – 8th December

December 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Following the success of Stories we our bringing back one of your favourite editions of the 'Stories' roster! Rusno | Reading Uni Snowsports will be joining us pre tour! Aprés Stories encompasses everything that Stories is now famous for but this time we are adding a shivery twist. shake off your retro ski gear your gonna need it for this one! Expect a snow machine and Christmas decor! 🎅🏻🎄❄️ Reading's favourite day rave pop up event combines various genres of…

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[email protected]

December 10, 2019 @ 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- Mellor/ JuiceBox

December 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents: Mellor- Live JuiceBox- Live

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The Junction- Live

December 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The junction band are a vibrant, high energy band, performing mod, Indie, Northern Soul and Ska covers and we have them performing at the Purple Turtle for a christmas special.

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Reggae Reggae Show – Election Special

December 12, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

ELECTION SPECIAL! This month's show coincides with Election Night - so expect some themed tunes (pretty much anything with 'Babylon' in it!). Starting things off slow and sexy - then onto our favourite bangers to keep your works Xmas do firing into the early hours. With your reggae-ular hosts, Jack Hollywood & Bubblin' Bob. FREE ENTRY, but please ensure you have ID!

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Funk Soul Rebels- Live

December 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The Funk Soul Rebels have been gracing bustling music venues for over 4 years entertaining Funk/Soul lovers from the home counties and further afar. Their prominent groove-based music takes the listener on a dynamic musical journey and they will taking their groove to the Purple Turtle.

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The Scarlet Vixens Present: Purple Peep Show

December 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

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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[email protected]

December 17, 2019 @ 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 Music Introducing: Self Help/ Adam & Elvis

December 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents: Self Help- live Adam & Elvis- live

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Don’t Sweat the Technique

December 19, 2019 @ 10:00 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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The Mark II- Live

December 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We have The Mark II live at the Purple Turtle bringig lots of soul blasting out classics to dance the night away to!

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Mythicals- Live

December 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The Mythicals are a 6 piece Rock & Pop Covers band : Kate White & Rachel Sinetta, Ric Bardsley, Pete Hood, Arran Johnstone & Gil. That bring the party anywhere they go!

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170 BPM 013 » Christmas Special » 20/12

December 20, 2019 @ 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 20th December - NEW BASS ORDER UK Christmas Special session ⛄❄ Come and have…

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The Skangsters – Live Ska

December 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The Skangsters are back at the Purple Turtle, Reading. Free Entry!

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Soundjam Xmas Special

December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Soundjam Xmas Special We invite 2 massive headliners for this years Xmas party.... Johan S Andme & Bastian + support These guys have recently been topping the beatport charts...

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NYE AT TURTLE

December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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We have a cracking NYE, yet again at the PT. Free entry, as always, no hiked entry fees here. New Years Eve Upstairs DJ Rex (party classics/ alternative) The Deckchairs - live (punk) - 7pm Cellar Bar Subfactory (dnb)

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January 2020

Turn Up Tuesdays 155 – New Year Multi Genre Madness – Free Entry

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

NEW BASS ORDER UK presents: #TurnUpTuesdays #155 -Twas the night before Xmas - Multi Genre - Free Entry Come and have one last dance of 2019 with us in the dungeon! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 06/01/20 LINE UP Guests: Remy J JHUNT Mista B Kogcie Residents: Sam Abyss Hosts: Rider MC // Disco Lips ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ UK Bass | House | UK Garage | Grime | DnB | Jungle | Ragga | Dub | Hip-Hop | Techno Turnin UP on a Tuesday... Weekly sessions,…

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Time Travel Tuesdays

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

We have a weekly club night hosted by our famous resident DJ- Rex Jefferson- every Tuesday, he will be time travelling your back to a speciefic time in music! 1st Tuesday featuring 50s and 60s 2nd Tuesday featuring 70s 3rd Tuesday featuring 80s 4th Tuesday featuring 90s FREE ENTRY! 18+

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BBC Music Introducing: Longdaylatenight / Cold Fins

January 8 @ 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 LongDayLateNight - live Cold Fins - live

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Reggae Reggae Show

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

The usual monthly reggae dubbin, gubbins in the Basement. See you there...or not (as it's fairly dark, and our eyesight's not what is used to be - and we may be a bit squiffy!). With your reggaedent DJs: Jack Hollywood & Bubblin' Bob

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SoundJam – Knegativ’s B-Day Bash

January 11 @ 10:00 pm

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week - KNEGATIV’S Birthday Bash Line up: TROPIGWANA & EKUL MAJORKAOS CNERO BRINK KERSA KNEGATIV Hosted by: BAMSKI - MISTA WONG & GUESTS Free entry - ID Req - Good vibes only

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Time Travel Tuesdays

January 14 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We have a weekly club night hosted by our famous resident DJ- Rex Jefferson- every Tuesday, he will be time-traveling your back to a specific time in music! 1st Tuesday featuring 50s and 60s 2nd Tuesday featuring 70s 3rd Tuesday featuring 80s 4th Tuesday featuring 90s FREE ENTRY! 18+

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BBC Music Introducing: Static Son/ Birthmarks

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

Em-Bee-Pee presents Static Son and Birthmarks for BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire. Static Son- LIVE Birthmarks- LIVE FREE ENTRY! 18+

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Soundjam

January 18 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam bringing you the very best in Uk bass driven music every Saturday.... Djs on the night: Tim Clay (Bass) Jay Info (Ukg) B Ill (Ukg/Dnb)

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Time Travel Tuedays

January 21 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We have a weekly club night hosted by our famous resident DJ- Rex Jefferson- every Tuesday, he will be time-traveling your back to a specific time in music! 1st Tuesday featuring 50s and 60s 2nd Tuesday featuring 70s 3rd Tuesday featuring 80s 4th Tuesday featuring 90s FREE ENTRY! 18+

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