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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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The Harris Arcade

How familiar are you with central Reading's oldest shopping centre? Do you even know where the Harris Arcade is? A surprising number of people don't. Situated in Friar Street, this is the town centre's grand-daddy of shopping malls, with a much richer history and...

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Escape Rooms

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed that escape rooms are having a moment right now. Just like gin is the new vodka, escape rooms are the new zombie run and Reading is right there in the heart of the action with a selection of venues and...

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Reading Prison

This morning, IR has been incredibly excited to receive a visualisation of what the Reading Prison space could look like, courtesy of a David Cooper at Barton Willmore. It opens up the space to both the art and culture of today, plus the history found in the nearby...

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Valentine’s Day

It's February and that means Valentine's Day is nearly upon us! Even if you aren't big into the day itself, we have so many fabulous local businesses on our doorstep, it's worth keeping a few ideas in your back pocket for the next time you want to treat someone, just...

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Nibsy’s

Hello all and happy Monday! My final post this January is still along the theme of helping you do something different. This time, it's helping you keep to those diet-based resolutions you made almost a month ago! In case you've not heard of it, Nibsy's is a coffee...

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True Food Co-op

Hello again, not long now until that much-needed January pay day! Continuing my theme of helping you do things a little differently in 2018, (if you so desire, it's not mandatory!) today I'm reminding you about a fabulous shop that's tucked away in Emmer Green. True...

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Murder Mystery in Reading

A Dish to Die For… #WhoKilledAmeliaCook Like, seriously...who killed her? Can you help solve Reading's latest murder mystery? The team behind A Melody for Murder are back with their latest murder mystery and here are three reasons I think you should join the...

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