Learn about stress and hope at St Agnes in October

St Agnes Church

St Agnes Church on Northumberland Avenue will screen the film Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope on Monday 8 October from 9.30am until 12.30pm.

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World Book Day 2018

As a celebration of World Book Day 2018, the Whitley Pump looks back at the books we reviewed in the last year.

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Apollo, After Dark and the Central Club: “when the music hits you, you can feel no pain”

Matthew Farrall (left) and David Archibald (right), making a sign for ‘Africa’

I was on a lunchtime walk from work with colleagues recently and among them was Jamaican-born Rastafarian, David Archibald. David’s knowledge of the Afro-Caribbean history of three Katesgrove buildings had us all enthralled. He gave us some real insight into the cultural and socio-political side of life growing up in Reading in the 70s and 80s. With vivid joy, he talked of the great times he had at the Apollo Youth Club, the Caribbean Club and the Central Club; David explained most of his life at the time revolved around social gatherings with music at the heart of everything.

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