Meet your Katesgrove councillors at the Pau Brasil Café on 4 August

Pau Brasil Café, 89 Mount Pleasant, Reading

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Katesgrove Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 4 August at 10.30am. They will be at the Pau Brasil Café, 89 Mount Pleasant, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Meet your Katesgrove councillors at Pau Brasil Café on 7 July

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Katesgrove Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 7 July at 10.30am. They will be at the Pau Brasil Café, 89 Mount Pleasant , Reading for an hour and a half.

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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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Bringing a bit of Brazilian sunlight to a Reading February

Pau Brasil upper storey

Low grey clouds scudding above rain washed streets. People hunched against horizontal freezing rain, scuttling to get home before it gets dark by four. The next time you have one of those bus stop moments where you find yourself giving the far side of the road a thousand yard stare whilst a trickle of cold rainwater makes it way down your neck, take some time out to visit Katesgrove’s tropical oasis at 89 Mount Pleasant, the Pau Brasil café.

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