Planning applications in Church, Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards for the week ending 6 April

There were nine new planning applications for Church, Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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‘Indigenous resistance’ photo exhibition at Pau Brasil café

Photo: (c) Rosa Gauditano

The Pau Brasil Café on Reading’s Mount Pleasant will host a photograph exhbition showing the life and culture of Brazil’s indigenous people from 15 March until 30 April. The photos were taken between 1989 and 2012 by the Brazilian photographer Rosa Gauditano and the exhibition includes videos recorded and edited by young Xavante Indians.

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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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