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Khinkali Making at Geo-Cafe

Update to the post. Since the time of my Khinkali experience, the Georgian Feast team have been in touch to announce that the café they are residing in is now known as Geo-Cafe with immediate effect. It's still the 10 Prospect Street site in Caversham. It's November,...

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We’re 1 Today!

Today marks one year since the Independent Reading blog went live. Thank you all for the support and encouragement you've given over the past twelve months; I can't wait to see what we achieve in the next 12!

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It’s a Halloween Party…

And you're invited! IR is over the moon to invite you to the Halloween party of the year and we have an exclusive discount code to share with you too! Elysium Experiences, the people who brought the Prohibition Party to Reading earlier this year are hosting......

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Guest Post: “The Jolly Regulars”

This month's summer guest post comes courtesy of Rhiannon Stocking-Williams, who recently undertook a voluntary community project called The Jolly Regulars.  The Jolly Regulars is a series of interviews and portrait photos of 37 regulars (age 3 - 80) from...

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Reading Fringe

Good morning and happy Monday, one and all. IT IS FINALLY HERE...IT'S FRINGE WEEK! To celebrate the opening of the week that contains all of the weird, wonderful and down-right amazing shows that make up the Fringe, I would like to share with you the musings of...

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Creative Writing Club for Teens

Hello and welcome to the first in this summer's guest post series! The first guest post comes all the way from our neighbours in Wokingham.   For this blog entry, guest author Alex Baker will be taking the reins. Alex is a volunteer at Wokingham Library when he...

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Rosie’s Chocolate Factory

A few weeks ago I found myself in the incredibly fortunate position of being invited along to Rosie's Chocolate Factory in Wargrave to try out making some yummy chocolates of my very own. I wasn't quite sure exactly what to expect but excited nonetheless because,...

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Artisan & Farmers Market

Hands up, who's been to a market recently? OK, so your hand's still up...who's been to a market in Caversham recently? I'm going to hedge a bet that there are few of you who think you have the market scene in Reading nailed but haven't actually been over to...

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1 Month Until Reading Fringe!!!

Yes, you read that correctly, there's just one month until Reading Fringe kicks off...that means you have only a few weeks to decide how you're going to organise your life to take in as many of the fantastic performances during those few days as you possibly can. (It...

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Bali Pop Up

Exciting news, people of Reading...we have a new pop-up shop! It's called Bali Pop Up and is in St. Martin's Precinct in Caversham. (That's the main shopping area in the middle of Caversham, for those of us who aren't so hot on official names.) Bali Pop Up has...

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Floating Point

Since the inception of IR last year, there have been several requests for coverage of Pangbourne as there are a number of independent businesses operating there. Here's the first instalment... Last week I was invited to join 2017 Muddy Stiletto award winning, British...

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The Red Box Project

Hands up, this isn't strictly a Reading thing but it is a thing that's happening in Reading. Girls across the country are missing school because they can't afford sanitary products. Yes, you really did read that correctly. Girls are missing out on education because...

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