Top 5 things to do in Reading this week

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May 30, 2018 · 3 min read

Week ending Sunday 1st June 2018

Our top recommendations of events to check out include trees, wizards, rum, reggae, biscuits and more.

  1. Heavy Pop presents Dream State and Origami Heart

Friday 1st June from 8pm at The Purple Turtle. 18+ only, free entry.

The Purple Turtle will be home this Friday night to legitimately one of the hottest bands around right now, Dream State. They had a fantastic year in 2017, and this set to continue with festival appearances over the summer which include the Download and Teddy Rocks festivals.

They will joined on Friday night by a five piece alternative rock band from Farnborough called Origami Heart who are always on a mission to bring good vibes and energy to a live audience for those who like their music with a punch!

2. Rum and Reggae in The Fox

Saturday 2nd June from midday at The Fox and Hounds on Gosbrook Road in Caversham. Free Entry.

This Saturday will be a Foxy Music all-dayer at Caversham’s finest watering hole ‘The Fox and Hounds’.

The musical backdrop for the day will be the very best in roots and upfront reggae from over the decades, which will be complemented with the opportunity for some rum tasting as well — the two go well hand in hand — reggae and rum.

3. Harry Potter Quiz Night

Sunday 3rd June from 7pm at Caffiene & Cocktails at the back of Kings Road, near Oracle.

By popular demand an extra date has been added to the Harry Potter Quiz Night at Caffeine & Cocktails where you can wind down your weekend by testing your Wizarding world knowledge in the first ever Harry Potter Quiz!

From Gryffindor to Dumbledore how well do you really know J.K Rowling’s magical realm? Make sure you book you teams in early as we expect this is expected to sell out!

4. Bilal Zafar: Biscuit

Saturday 2nd June from 8pm at South Street Arts Centre. Tickets are available from £14 here.

Join 2016 Best Newcomer nominee Bilal Zafar as he explores the fascinating world of online dating and finding love on social media in increasingly confusing times. He has appeared on Channel 4, BBC Three, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network, and has written for the Independent.

5. Terrific Trees

Friday 1st June from 10am to 1pm at the Museum of English Rural Life on Redlands Road. Tickets are available here

A morning of tree-themed games and craft activities are on offer in the Museum of English Rural Life on the last day of half-term week.

Sessions are suitable for families with children aged 3 to 11 which include finding your birth tree, meeting woodland and nature specialists, create your own twig art, and more.

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