30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This Weekend's Events (7th to 11th April)

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Hi Everyone

This weekend is rather quiet.  In some ways this is rather fortunate as we really can't keep up our usual red-hot pace all the time and sometimes we really do need to take it easy and recharge them batteries a little bit.  

However, before we go off to bed with a horlicks and a good book, the weekend looks like this...

Saturday afternoon sees another YELLOW TEAPOT CAFE

The Yellow Teapot Cafe might do everything a cafe might do. In fact it does , you can buy tea, coffee and soft drinks, biscuit, cake and we would serve a beer if pushed. But we are not a cafe we are an event at the Rising Sun Arts Centre and to that end we can provide so much more! It is a moveable feast. It happens every month on the 2nd and last Saturdays between 1 and 3 pm. Like I said, you can find the usual fare but more it is a haven for those who like to look at books and drink tea. We have the beginnings of a little library with picture, poetry and story books for the young at heart. Alongside the aforementioned refreshment we will serve Chinese and Indian teas freely. Also there will be a selection of art materials so there will be opportunity to write and draw as inspired in the gentle creative space. With I hope some background music that will also bring to the fore creative juices. What's not to like?

We're open from 1pm to 4pm...

And then on Tuesday evening, we bring you another STAND UP CINEMA

Screenings of the best locally made film and video plus rarely seen classics, obscure documentaries, cult independents and overlooked modern gems. Stand-Up Cinema is a collaboration between The Rising Sun Arts Centre and Real Time Video. 

The month features a Scriptwriting and Screen Adaptation workshop

You have a great story, but will it work on screen? This practical session will go through the process of adapting a short story into a screenplay.

This month's main feature is ASHES AND DIAMONDS (Andrzej Wajda, 1958)

Set on the 8th of May 1945, when the war in Europe ended and Poland’s post-war power struggle was only just beginning. Communists, aristocrats, patriots, journalists and anti-Nazi rebels vie for position in a country desperately trying to find its identity.

Martin Scorsese has listed it as one of his favourite films of all time, and it's considered by many film critics to be one of the great masterpieces of Polish cinema (what do you mean you're staying in?)

Make It Visual workshops start at 6.30pm / Short films at 7.30pm. £3 per workshop / £5 per film or £10 for an annual membership giving access to both

That’s everything for another week, just to remind you that we are, as always, at 30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST (If you pop it into your satnav or Google, we shall magically appear!)

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