Planning applications 181908 and 181909, 26-28 Southampton Street

An application has been made for a change of use from office to residential for 26-28 Southampton Street. The buildings are currently occupied by Sharps commercial property agents.

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Reading to receive £210k Brexit funding and other financial tales

Budget – Honore Daumier, Comme Sisyphe.

Reading Borough Council (RBC) will present the budget for the coming financial year and a medium term financial strategy (MTFS) for the next three years until 2022 at the policy committee on 18 February.

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JMA performing arts youth choir competes at Let’s Sing 2019 on 6 March

The John Madejski Academy (JMA) performing arts youth choir will be one of fourteen local choirs competing for the Let’s Sing 2019 trophy at the Hexagon Theatre on Wednesday 6 March.

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‘Jerusalem’ at the Progress Theatre

By Gillie Tunley and Brenda Sandilands.

‘Jerusalem’ at the Progress Theatre. Photo courtesy of the Progress Theatre.

The inspired Progress Theatre Company are staging Jerusalem, the acclaimed and award-winning play by Jez Butterworth. Tautly directed by the insightful John Goodman, it is a savagely funny and anarchic masterpiece of life in our green and pleasant land whose themes of disaffection, poverty and homelessness resonate still now.

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