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September 2019

Budafinga Breaks Garden Party

September 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

IN THE COURTYARD presents.. Budafinga Breaks! w/ Burden + Feef Expect an overload of breaks, proper hip hop and scratching, from this old skool Reading possee. Gonna be a blast. 3pm-8pm FREE ENTRY

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BBR Takeover SoundJam (House & Tech)

September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SOUNDJAM PRESENTS BBR (PART II) SEPTEMBER 7th 2019 - HOUSE & TECH DJs JAMES JJ WILLIAMS (BBR BOSSMAN) HUSTLE & GROOVE (SOUNDJAM) DJ LUUH (BAMBU/FIJI BEACH CLUBS/BBR) ROB RANDELL (2HOT SOUNDJAM & BBR) FREE ENTRY - ID4ALL

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Brother Strut- Attic Sessions Jam

September 8, 2019 @ 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: Deluxe Deluxe + special guests

September 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 BBC Music introducing LIVE Deluxe Deluxe - live + guests

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The Reggae Reggae Show – Sep 19

September 12, 2019 @ 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 reggae DJs: Jack Hollywood & Bubblin' Bob

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The Mark II at The Turtle

September 13, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We're back from our summer hols and ready for a big night of soul and motown tunes. Come join us for a beer and a boogie!

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Influences Presents Mischief Ft. Trigga

September 13, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

This week influences we invite Southampton crew Mischief to host their own event. Dj Caution has booked special guest Mc Trigga from Shadow Demon Coalition alongside Mc Felon. Performing on the night Dj Caution Enforcer Newton Jay Info Massiah Mc's **Trigga** Felon Corshh Wong Inna Deadlie

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SoundJam Day – House & Tech in the courtyard

September 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam day, house & garage in the courtyard/garden. DJs MajorKaos | Jay Info | Rob Randell Free entry - ID4ALL

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The Pale White, live at Purple Turtle – Reading

September 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Newcastle's indie-rock outfit The Pale White are on the road this Autumn. 🔥 Following support slots with the likes of Sam Fender, Foals and The Amazons, a run of sold out Northern dates, huge festival slots across the country, and critically acclaimed releases - including the 'Take Me To The Strange' EP and single 'Medicine' - the momentum is set to take the band to new heights by the end of 2019. 'Medicine': https://spoti.fi/2VTmAez TICKETS: http://bit.ly/TPW-Rdng (18+)

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BBC Music Introducing: The Dead Freights / The Doolallys

September 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 BBC Music Introducing LIVE The Dead Freights - live The Doolallys - live

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170 BPM 010 » NBO Family In Session » 20/09

September 20, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

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. Presenting 170 BPM, our bi-monthly Drum & Bass night in the famous Purple Turtle dungeon, showcasing the freshest, hardest tracks spanning the 360 spectrum featuring NBO residents on rotation, b2b specials, debuts, label showcases + special guest DJs & MCs. NEXT UP: Friday 20th September - NBO Family: In session ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ LINE UP ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ◾…

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DJ Derek’s Island Discs Garden Party w/ Count Skylarkin

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

In The Courtyard presents... DJ Derek's Island Discs Garden Party w/ Count Skylarkin Prominent reggaeDJ, and close friend of DJ Derek, Count Skylarkin inherited the great man's mini disc collection. We invite the Count to bring Derek's music and stories - to life, sweet memory sounds! Expect all of Derek's favourite floor fillers, dancehall, ska, soul, and reeeggggaaeee! support from The Reggae Reggae Show FREE ENTRY 2pm-8pm KIDS WELCOME UNTIL 6pm

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Heavy Pop: MarthaGunn (Communion) + Special Guests

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Heavy Pop present MarthaGunn + Special Guests Sat 21st September | Purple Turtle, Reading FREE ENTRY | AGES: 18+ (ID REQUIRED) | DOORS: 8pm -- MarthaGunn -- 'Everything the band place their name against feels measured, considered, matching their crisp, biting sound with elements of classic songwriting' Clash Mag Made up of Abi, Max, Humphrey, Ally and Frankie MarthaGunn first bonded five years ago where they all came to live together. Taking musical cues from bands including Fleetwood Mac, Mystery…

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Sound Jam

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

SoundJam, bring you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday This week - Outlook reunion Joe NBO MajorKaos Knegativ Hosted by: Mista Wong & Rider

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BBC Music Introducing: Joe Hicks / Nicole Allan

September 25, 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 BBC Music Introducing LIVE Joe Hicks - live Nicole Allan - live

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Subfactory

September 27, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
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DJ Scratchy Punky Reggae Garden Party (The Clash DJ)

September 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 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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The Scarlet Vixens Present: Purple Peep Show

September 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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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New Voices

September 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We're looking for new voices! If you ever fancied being on the radio then come along to our open auditions and tell us a story. No experience required - just turn up. Full details at bbc.co.uk/newvoices

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Skint Mondays Live w/ The Keep Cats + Very Special Secret Guest

September 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Reading's favourite week-night party for over ten years, Skint Mondays is proud to present live music from two extremely hotly tipped bands at Purple Turtle on Monday 30th September. As always, drinks offers will run all night and entry is completely free!

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October 2019

BBC Music introducing: The Crooked 45 / Waxwork Figurine

October 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music Introducing LIVE The Crooked 45 - live WAXWORK FIGURINE - live

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The Ding Dong Daddios

October 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We always love having The Ding Dong Daddios at Purple Turtle, the quintet will be performing on the 27th June, Come down for a blend of Jump Jive and Swing. Dance the night away through their combination of instrumental skills and vocal harmony, all evoking a feeling of nostalgia whilst maintaining a keen sense of the 'now'.

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Verge – DnB in the Dungeon – Farnos’ Bday Bash

October 4, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

Verge - DnB in the Dungeon every 1st Friday of the month. This week we celebrate resident Karl Farny's birthday with a battle of the Reading crews special! Representing #dnb - DJ Farnos & Deviate Representing Sublow hz - Pressure & Zero G Representing New Bass Order - Joe NBO & Shoreline Representing SoundJam - MajorKaos & Jay Info Representing Subfactory - Clarity MCs: DRaw - Wong - Tizzy J Free entry - ID4ALL - Arrive Early!

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MBP: Black Doldrums + No Feathers

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

London’s duo Black Doldrums are renowned for delivering multiple layers of echo-drenched guitar and heavy relentless drums, creating their transient and euphoric dark-psych, shoegaze and continuing to astonish audiences with sounds far greater than one may assume.

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SoundJam – House & Tech

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - October 15, 2019 @ 12:00 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 The line up: James A-L C NERO Tom Major Chloé Mae Double L Free entry - ID Req. - 22:00-03:30

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BBC Music Introducing: Daze – live

October 9, 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 BBC Music Introducing LIVE Daze - live + guests

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The Mythicals- Live

October 11, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 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 BBC Music Introducing LIVE Warp Rays - live Forays - live ELUCIDATE - live

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MBP: Social Contract + special guests

October 17, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - October 25, 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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Fish Fry (Count Skylarkin/ Jack Hollywood)

October 24, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - November 1, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 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: Carthorse/ Flintlock Rifles

November 6, 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 Carthorse- Live Flintlock Rifles- Live

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The Pink Diamond Revue + The Arboretum – Launchpad Charity Gig

November 7, 2019 @ 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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