5 of the best things to do in Reading this weekBy Caroline Cook
January 16, 2013
We've rounded up the top five things to do in Reading this week.
Take a look and let us know about any other events by leaving a comment.
1 Knit Night
Where: Jelly, Market Place
When: Today, 6.30pm
Click, click, click is what you'll hear if you walk through Market Place this evening.
Dozens of crafty types will be gathered inside the Jelly building, having a natter and working on their projects.
The Knit Night gang describes themselves as a 'group of renegade artists and knitters who like making things together' and their door is always open to new members.
Anyone who enjoys arts and crafts is welcome to join, and you don't have to sign up and go every week.
Just register your interest by leaving a comment on the Jelly website or filling in the contact form and they'll get in touch with more details.
2 BBC Introducing presents Sundara Karma
Where: Oakford Social Club, Blagrave Street
When: Today, 8pm
See: (0118) 959 4267
They've been tipped as ones to watch this year and this is your chance to catch Sundara Karma before the crowds descend.
The Reading-based four-piece, whose name derives from an ancient Pali language and means 'good karma', will be headling this week's BBC Introducing night at the Oakford.
They may only be in their mid-teens but Sundara Karma are making music to rival their elders with an edgy, 60s inspired sound.
They will be supported by Kicking Television who were born out of the disbanding of Reading band Johnny Arrow & The Cheap Day Returns.
3 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Where: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley
When: Friday, January 18, to Saturday, January 19
See: (0118) 960 6060.
Take a walk in the enchanted forest and discover the story of Snow White at the Oakwood Centre this weekend.
Zuloo Productions is putting on a magical pantomime based around the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Audiences will be encouraged to get up and dance their way through the show with plenty of traditional panto interaction on offer.
They will also be invited for tea and cake with Snow White and her pals after the show.
Little ones are welcome to go along in their best prince and princess outfits.
Where: Sub89, Friar Street
When: Friday, January 18, 10pm
Dubstep and electronic rock favourites Modestep will be making the floor shake with their stomping set at Sub89 on Friday.
Although they only formed in 2010 the band have established themselves as one of the forerunners of the dubstep scene.
Brothers Tony and Josh Friend were both DJing in London when they decided to form a band, recruiting Josh's roomate Matthew Curtis and later guitarist Nick Tsang.
Over the last two years their sound has developed with more rock creeping into their soulful vocals.
Their frenetic show promises a lively night out with plenty of big beat tracks from their debut album Evolution Theory.
5 Attila the Stockbroker
Where: Rising Sun Arts Centre
When: Saturday, January 20, 8pm
Radical and poet are not usually two words you associate with one another but Attila the Stockbroker combines the two in his lively gigs.
Originally a punk bass player Attila switched to poetry in the 80s and has since performed nearly 3,000 gigs around the world.
His show combines straight poetry readings with some folk/punk songs, and covers everything from the war in Iraq to dirty sleeping bags.
Attila will be ranting and raving his way through the best of his poetry back catalogue at the Rising Sun in a lively two-hour set.