What’s happening on Katesgrove Hill from 20 November

Click any entry to find more about an event. The What’s On page shows events over the coming months.

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Public Space Protection Order proposed for parts of Katesgrove

Reading Borough Council (RBC) Housing, Neighbourhoods and Leisure Committee chaired by Katesgrove councillor Sophia James met on 15 November and heard a report on anti-social behaviour in Reading. This included a proposal to introduce public space protection orders (PSPOs) in Reading.

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Hamlet at the Progress Theatre – ‘unmanly grief’

Hamlet (Megan Turnell). Photo (c) Aidan Moran courtesy of the Progress Theatre

This is the play where Shakespeare put language into orbit, elevating words far above their station and onto a higher shelf of consciousness and depth. Any amateur production of Hamlet is ambitious; the lead actor has 1400 lines if played in full, and you need to be thespian mob-handed to cover so many other roles and speaking parts. Even the minor roles seem to have more layers than the earth’s crust. But the Progress is a theatre with ambition, courage and  enthusiastic actors who seem to pull off most theatrical challenges with brio and aplomb. Even so, I would hate to “go on alone” for such a challenge (West end actor-speak for sober) and for the audience, a large G&T would seem mandatory.

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