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July 2019

Skint Mondays | Edgebarrow Prom After Party

July 1 @ 10:00 pm - July 2 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SKINT MONDAY'S & SKINT ROCK every Monday at Purple Turtle This week we welcome the Edgbarrow School - Official prom after party. Music Policy: Room 1 - SKINT ROCK, pop punk, metal & classic rock anthems Room 2 - Vibes will be kept high moving through the sounds of house, grime, hip hop and much more

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Comedy At The Turtle

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

Hosted by local comic Carl Richard, every week we bring you up to 8 comedians, some special guests might arrive, some newbies will test their material and some seasoned comedians will try out new jokes. All for FREE!! (From the 2nd of July)

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New Bass Order Presents: Turn Up Tuesdays 130 – WOBZ Takeover

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

NEW BASS ORDER UK presents: #TurnUpTuesdays #130 - D&B | Jungle - WOBZ Takeover | FREE ENTRY ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 02/07/19 LINE UP TBA ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ UK Bass | House | UK Garage | Grime | DnB | Jungle | Ragga | Dub | Hip-Hop | Techno Turnin UP on a Tuesday... Weekly sessions, giving all DJs and MCs an opportunity to showcase their skills & talents alongside other DJs, MCs, producers, promoters and fans with the odd special guest here n there.…

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BBC Music Introducing LIVE: Kayda May / Silqe

July 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire + Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Music Introducing LIVE Kayda May - live Silqe - live

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Verge – DnB in the Dungeon

July 5 @ 10:00 pm - July 6 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Verge - DnB in the Dungeon every first Friday of the month. Line up: DJs: Slither Farnos Eddmaster Evasion Corrosive MCs: D raw Bamski Rider Free Entry / ID4ALL/ Music from 10pm

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Mellor at Purple Turtle

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Mellor St. Peter's Dream Free entry 18+

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Skint Mondays | A Level Fest Ticket Giveaway

July 8 @ 10:00 pm - July 9 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

KINT MONDAY'S & SKINT ROCK every Monday at Purple Turtle With A-Level results fest looming we are giving away FREE tickets at this weeks Skint Monday! Attend to be in with a chance to WIN. Music Policy: Room 1 - SKINT ROCK, pop punk, metal & classic rock anthems Room 2 - Vibes will be kept high moving through the sounds of house, grime, hip hop and much more

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BBC Music Introducing: Bisou Noir / Static Son

July 10 @ 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 Bisou Noir - live Voodoo Radio - live Static Son - live

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Tetes De Pois- Live

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

7-piece band mixing jazz, Afrobeat, hip-hop, and neo-soul – relaxed grooves and silvery horns setting you up perfectly for a Friday night." - Manchester Jazz Festival "Each band member demonstrates a great talent for their prescribed instrument whilst coming together cohesively to create a sound that soothes the audience” - Local Sound Focus

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12 Influences Present No Mids For Kids

July 12 @ 10:00 pm - July 13 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Infleunces presents Guildford's newest dnb night No Mids for Kids. Lineup OB1 Mata b2b Sabz Bunnie b2b Mela Hosted by Tonedef

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Budafinga Breaks – Hip Hop & Breaks Garden Party

July 13 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We kick off our summer Garden Party schedule with the fantastic Budafinga Breaks tearing up the courtyard with Hip Hop and Breaks! Free Entry! Kids welcome until 6pm

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SoundJam – House & Tech

July 13 @ 10:00 pm - July 14 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week: House & Tech all night supplied by residents and guests featuring... Rob Randell Chloé Mae Free Entry - ID4ALL

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Skint Mondays | Every Monday Night

July 15 @ 10:00 pm - July 16 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Every Monday Night Purple Turtle presents Skint Mondays! Saucy Drink Deals All Night: Selected pints £3 Selected bottle beer £2.50 VKs £3 Jagerbomb £2.50 COCKTAILS - 2-4-1 all night long Music Policy: Room 1 - SKINT ROCK, pop punk, metal & classic rock anthems Room 2 - Vibes will be kept high moving through the sounds of house, grime, hip hop and much more

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Graduation Week – 3 Night For £6 – July 15th, 18th & 19th

July 15 @ 10:00 pm - July 16 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Reading University GRAD WEEK 4th-6th July Class of 19 - You are Cordially invited to #GRADWEEK! Monday 15th - Skint Mondays At Purple Turtle Thursday 18th Club Tropicana Reading At Lola Lo Reading Friday 19th Waiola Reading At Lola Lo Reading Hanzo Reading At Q Club This year we’re taking things up a notch! We’ll be offering 3 nights of action for the price of one for just £6 or 1 night for £4 ! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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BBC Music Introducing LIVE: Indica Palm Radio + Special guests

July 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire + Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music Introducing LIVE Indica Palm Radio - live Chaos In The Tea House - live Joss Malcomson - live

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Reggae Reggae Show LIVE: The Majestic

July 18 @ 10:00 pm - July 19 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The Reggae Reggae Show LIVE presents The Majestic - LIVE The Majestic have been tearing up mostly headline shows and festivals during the last 5 years with their own style of Roots Rock Reggae / Steppas. The Majestic are a dynamic and energetic 6-piece with eclectic influences old and new, fronted by Jamaican powerhouse of thunderous lyrics, Baba Ras. Guaranteed to always bring out the sunshine and impossible not to kick up ground to. The Reggae Reggae Show DJ's

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Context Audio x Nu:Motion – 19/07/19

July 18 @ 10:00 pm - July 19 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We are pleased to announce that we will be teaming up with Context Audio in the next edition of our monthly residency. Expect some of the best upcoming talents coming correct with a slew of tough breaks and savage basslines. -Line Up- SMP & Matt Freeman (Context / Intrigue / Fokuz) Constrict (Dispatch / Med School / Context) Changer (Lunar / Soul Deep / Context) Subtext (Context) FREE ENTRY 18+

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DJ Scratchy Punky Reggae Garden Party (The Clash DJ)

July 20 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Scratchy Sounds, Tour DJ with the Clash, Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, The Pogues and Gogol Bordello, resident of London's Gypsy Hotel and Selectah at clubs and festivals across the globe from New York to Paris to Tokyo, spins sets of The Rock and The Roll of The World & Roots Rockin' Rhythms & Blues FREE ENTRY 3pm-8pm KIDS WELCOME UNTIL 6pm

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Oleg Denisov: Russian Troll

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Days of myths, fairytales and privacy are gone. We know all the data, now how to live with each other? Russia’s Fringe veteran of political comedy presents new show about fake news, magical realism and dysfunctional relationships. “Razor-sharp insight and rapid-fire laughs” (Manchester Evening News). “Highly intelligent” (Chortle). “Impressive” (List).

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Ben Van der Velde: Fablemaker

July 20 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Jump into an improvised comedy adventure with this ‘master of audience interaction’ (Huffington Post) as he raids the library of his fantastical imagination to create thrillers, romances, ghost stories and more original freewheeling tales

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Avenue

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Avenue are a contemporary acapella group based in Twyford. Originally the creative vision of Cat Hignell, the group is made up of 11 talented singers, brought together through their love of music, who quickly became a close knit family. They perform hit songs like you’ve never heard them before!

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Joakim Gunby: Why Even Bother

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

One Norwegian – over 20 different Characters! Even the best of us will ask ourselves ‘Why even bother?’ when life just keeps kicking us in the balls. In this hilarious piece of new writing we explore the extraordinary mediocrity of life through sound and voiceover. Probably unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

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Skint Mondays | Summer Gala Ticket Giveway

July 22 @ 10:00 pm - July 23 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

This week we are giving away FREE tickets to the Summer Gala. Be in attendance to be in with the chance to WIN! Saucy Drink Deals All Night: Selected pints £3 Selected bottle beer £2.50 VKs £3 Jagerbomb £2.50 COCKTAILS - 2-4-1 all night long Music Policy: Room 1 - SKINT ROCK, pop punk, metal & classic rock anthems Room 2 - Vibes will be kept high moving through the sounds of house, grime, hip hop and much more

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Jim Campbell: Work in Progress

July 23 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Jim Campbell descends from the infamous Scottish clan that inspired Game of Thrones’ Red Wedding and he’s inherited their fiery disposition. Can you remove the flaws in your personality? Join him on his journey to inner peace, via complete and utter fury. “No punchline is left behind” The List ****   Reading Fringe Festival

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A Glover Not A Fighter

July 24 @ 7:30 pm - July 25 @ 8:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The debut show from lovable West Country favourite Tom Glover; Runner up in the prestigious Lastminute Comedy Club Comedian of the Year. Lactose intolerance. Bike rides. Urinals. Tom Glover is a comedian not afraid to tackle the big issues. Nominated for Best New Show at 2019 Leicester Comedy Festival Awards.

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BBC Music Introducing LIVE: King Kuda + roves

July 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire + Em-Bee-Pee presents... BBC Music Introducing LIVE King Kuda - live roves - live

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Vince Atta: Attack or Die!

July 24 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Nothing less than a phenomenon, Vince Atta has the comedy industry ignited! Using a multi-track looper, Vince creates live on-the-spot Hip-Hop/Reggae/Techno/anything; hilariously fusing it with natural stand-up, storytelling and audience interaction. A recent heart attack has given him a new lease of life and a fresh perspective.

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Brushy One String – live

July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We are chuffed to bring you a very special performance from the legendary Brushy One String: Official Facebook Fan Page. Think Seasick Steve meets Burning Spear!! 25 July Brushy One String - live + Support Free Entry! This is Andrew Chin—a.k.a. Brushy One String—the son of the late great Freddie McKay, one of Jamaica's most renowned artists. Like his father, Brushy has reached the hearts of many through the power of original song, fascinating audiences since he was a child…

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Preet Singh: Hometown Brown

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Born and raised in Reading, Preet brings his experiences of being a second generation immigrant to the stage. With natural stage presence and wit a wide variety of topics are under the spotlight including race, dating, and modern life. Raw and vulnerable Preet’s self assured style is one to watch.   Reading Fringe Festival

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Parakeets • The Purple Turtle • Reading Fringe Festival 2019

July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

• READING FRINGE FESTIVAL 2019 • The Parakeets are a young, up and coming band from Dusseldorf, Germany. In July 2018, the band released their first single “Red Lips”, which premiered on Germany’s popular radio station WDR2 to critical acclaim. If you like Oasis, The Kooks or Arctic Monkeys, this is the band to see this summer! No need to book – just turn up! Venue: The Purple Turtle Date: Friday, 26th July 2019 Start Time: 20:00 End Time: 21:30

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Attention Seeker: Gerard Harris at Reading Fringe

July 26 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The award-winning, Off-Broadway running, critically-acclaimed and overly-hyphenated permanent reminder that I'm neither rich nor famous. "very funny, reminiscent of Woody Allen in his early-‘60s stand-up years" - Pioneer Press, Minneapolis "rapid, catapulting energy, reminiscent of someone like Robin Williams" - TWISI, Toronto “an incredibly well constructed show... Ronnie Corbett with Tourettes” - Signifying Nothing, Buxton Show page and ticket links to come when I get round to sending them more info than I've posted here #rdg #rdguk #rdgfringe #rdgfringe19 #berkshire

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The Scarlet Vixens Present: Purple Peep Show

July 27 @ 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! 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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SoundJam

July 27 @ 10:00 pm - July 28 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week: DJ K (UK Raw London) MajorKaos Slither Fabricate Hosted by: Mista Wong & Crazie Free Entry / ID4ALL

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The Scarlet Vixens Present: Purple Peep Show

July 31 @ 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! 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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BBC Music introducing LIVE: Cecil + Special Guests

July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music introducing LIVE Cecil - live and special secret guests

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August 2019

Loveshovel – Live | Soul, Funk, Disco and beyond

August 2 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Loveshovel bring some of the funkiest funk, soul, disco, pop and beyond, to the Purple Turtle for a raucous night of dancing.

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Verge – DnB in the Dungeon

August 2 @ 10:00 pm - August 3 @ 10:00 pm

Verge - DnB in the Dungeon every first Friday of the month. DJs Aurora MajorKaos Counterfactual Danny C MCs Mista Wong, Bamski & JC Free entry - ID4ALL

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Acid Jazz Records Garden Party: Eddie Piller / Smiler

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Acid Jazz Records Garden Party w/ Eddie Piller + Smiler One of the most important labels that has ever lived, more so their main main and founder Eddie Piller brings his vinyl to the Purple Turtle Courtyard, as we roll out the soundsystem and paint the town Mod. If you didn't know, Eddie set up the seminal label with another legend Gilles Peterson, and Acid Jazz went on to huge success, to become one of the most crucial record labels…

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Soundjam Presents Goodside

August 3 @ 10:00 pm - August 4 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday This week we invite Basingstoke based promoters Goodside bringing you the very best in House. Djs on the night Ollie Boy Benny c b2b Robbie C C Nero b2b Dj Finnerz Guigs b2b Dyl Bardell Free Entry - ID4ALL

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BBC Music Introducing: Chalk City / Warp Rays

August 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music introducing LIVE CHALK CITY - live Warp Rays - live

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Influences Presents Cabin Fever Uk

August 9 @ 10:00 pm - August 10 @ 3:00 am

Infleunces presents Tommy Grimehouse's B'day Bash! This week we bring you Tommy Grimehouses B'day bash with special guests Cabin Fever uk and Dub General of Natty Dub Records.... Cabin Fever Uk (Natty Dub) Dub General (Natty Dub) Tom GrimeHouse (Elevated Bass) Jay Info (Adjusted Audio) Dodz (Dreamcatcher) Omen B2B Recon (Elevated Bass) MCs: D Raw DVZ UTB Tella

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SoundJam presents: Boogie Bunker Radio | House & Tech

August 10 @ 10:00 pm - August 11 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass. This week we welcome a guest all the way from Le Club Tenerife! Representing BBR and our SoundJam residents AITOR ROBLES (Le Club Tenerife & BBR) JAMES JJ WILLIAMS (BBR BOSSMAN) Rob Randell (SoundJam & BBR) 4BEL (SoundJam) Easi Groove (Selector) Sam Bond (Special Guest) Free entry -ID4ALL

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BBC Music introducing: Naomi Banks | Ameli

August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire adn Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Music Introducing LIVE Naomi Banks - live AMELI - live

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Jack Tyson Charles – live + special guests

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

We bring you a very special show from mister soul, Jack Tyson Charles. This Is Epic Soul. Jack Tyson Charles is a hugely dynamic musical force. Born and bred in the heart of London, he has been cultivating his brand of Epic Soul for the past two years on the London circuit. Jack has featured on The Craig Charles F&S Show many times and recorded with some of the finest soul acts around. Not to be missed. Free Entry.

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Trojan Records Official Garden Party

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

17th August Trojan Records Official Garden Party 2pm-8pm feat... Mistah Brown The Reggae Reggae Show We are excited to bring to ' In The Courtyard' an official garden party from none other than another of the most important record labels of all time.... Trojan Records FREE ENTRY 2pm-8pm Kids Welcome until 6pm

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Influences presents FrEQuenicity

August 17 @ 10:00 pm - August 18 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

FrEQuenicity is a concept themed Drum & Bass focused on bringing together some of the best selecta's around and pairing them up to bring you some concentrated vibes. Line up on the night is; Fluent - Liquid Blan:Kaa B2B Solitude (Soul:ution & Signature) C4 B2B EQ B2B Rapid (96-2004 Classics) GrimeHouse B2B Arnold (Strictly Rollers) Pressure B2B Deejay Mutley (Old Skool & Jungle) Hosts : Flewid MC, MC RBee & Myst Free Entry 10pm - 3.30am NO ID NO ENTRY Bring your best skankin' shoes Run tell a friend

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BBC Music Introducing: Jacob And The Moons / Ray Wills

August 21 @ 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 Jacob And The Moons - live Ray Wills - live

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170 BPM 008 » NBO x Sixteen Step Records » Friday 23rd Aug

August 23 @ 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 about the 170 mark, you're catching it here. Presenting 170 BPM, our bi-monthly Drum & Bass night in the depths of the Purple Turtle dungeon, showcasing the freshest tracks spanning the 360 spectrum of DnB featuring NBO residents on rotation, b2b specials, debuts, label showcases + special guest DJs & MCs on in session. NEXT UP: Friday 23rd August : Sixteen Step…

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Reach Up! Disco Wonderland Garden Party /w Andy Smith

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

In The Courtyard Summer Series presents... DJ Andy Smith's Reach Up Disco Wonderland Garden Party Dj legend, Portishead DJ and scratch master, The Document creator, Trojan records selector and realistically one of the finest DJs ever, brings his uber cool Reach Up Disco Wonderland to Reading, for an afternoon of disco, boogie, re-edits. Free Entry 4pm-8pm KIDS WELCOME UNTIL 6pm

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SoundJam

August 24 @ 10:00 pm

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week: Sour Taste MajorKaos Knegativ Artwear Hosted by: Mista Wong Free entry - ID4ALL

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