5 of the best things to do in Reading this week
February 06, 2013
We've rounded up the top 5 things to do in Reading this week.
Take a look and tell us about any other events by leaving a comment.
1 The Watery Journey of Nereus Pike
Where: South Street, Reading
When: Today, 8pm
See: (0118) 960 6060
An epic tale of love, gods, sea creatures and nautical jumpers will be arriving with a splash at South Street this evening.
Laura Mugridge's The Watery Journey of Nereus Pike takes audiences on a watery journey to the bottom of the sea.
Set to live music played by Tom Adams, the show is an odyssey exploring myth and following an old man as he floats from the sunshine to the sea bed.
The show includes a rave scene and plastic sea creatures and looks set to enchant audiences who dive into South Street tonight.
2 Movies at The Hexagon
Where: The Hexagon, Reading
When: Wednesday, February 6, to Friday February 8
If you missed James Bond's return to the big screen last year don't fret - you've got another chance to catch him this week.
Movies at The Hexagon is back giving you the chance to enjoy Hollywood blockbusters in the comfy seats at the theatre.
Grab some popcorn from the bar, take a seat and enjoy catching a movie in a unique setting.
The run kicks off with James Bond (12A) today, followed by The Hobbit (12A) tomorrow and Great Expectations (12A) on Friday.
Tickets are £7.50, £6.50 concessions or £5.50 per ticket if you book all three films at the same time.
3 Lunchtime Talk: Virtual Rome
Where: Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
See: (0118) 378 8660
A full scale digital model of Rome will be unveiled to history fans during a lunchtime talk in Reading.
Dr Matthew Nicholls from the Department of Classics at The University of Reading has created a digital model of the entire ancient city of Rome.
The model shows the city as it appeared in AD 315, with its aqueducts, roads, monuments and palaces.
During the talk Dr Nicholls will be discussing about how technology has enabled us to explore the ancient structures of Rome in a new way.
4 Ben Marwood & Quiet Quiet Band
Where: South Street
Reading favourite folk-rock acts Ben Marwood and Quiet Quiet Band are throwing a party at South Street tomorrow to launch their split EP.
The EP, Ben Marwood & Quiet Quet Band Lay Low, features ballads, sing-along tunes and a song about fudge.
Last month Ben released a free EP via his website www.benmarwood.com to keep fans happy while he put finishing touches to his second album.
He will be touring the albumn later this year and is tipped for big things - so this might be your last chance to catch him in one of Reading's intimate venues.
5 Kate Nash
Where: Sub 89, Friar Street
When: Tuesday, February 12, 7.30pm
Chirpy chatty pop songstress Kate Nash will be bringing her quirky style and no-nonsense lyrics to Sub89 next week.
The 25-year-old stomped onto the music scene in 2007 with break-up single Foundations, followed by debut album Made of Bricks.
In 2009 she released her second album, My Best Friend Is You, and fans have been eagerly awaiting her third offering, Girl Talk, which is due out this year.
Kate will be showcasing some of her new material at Sub89 as well as revisiting some old favourites like Birds and Mouthwash.
Tickets for the show are £12.50.