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Friday, February 8th, 2013
3:29 pm
Reading has abandoned Livejournal.
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
5:46 am
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
10:11 pm
Can anyone recommend a decent (and preferably sensibly priced) curry house in town, or sensible (post pub strolling distance) from?
Saturday, December 19th, 2009
6:30 am
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
3:02 am
Monday, April 27th, 2009
12:03 pm
Everyone know that big Blade building that has been built? Are any companies actually moving in?

Current Mood: curious
Monday, April 20th, 2009
10:25 am
Hello - anyone alive?
Hello Reading,

No-one has posted in a while, so I thought I would say hello and see if there are any Reading peeps still around.

Do any of you twitter? the hashtag for reading in #rdg - say hello (I'm amykate)

Hope to hear from someone...

Saturday, September 27th, 2008
6:26 pm
Car boot sale question
I've found some mentions on the web of a car boot sale held every Sunday at Katesgrove School on Pell St. Does anyone know if this is still going? I could do with taking some stuff to it tomorrow if it is :)
Thursday, August 21st, 2008
1:52 pm
 A run on Pot Noddles and cheap alcohol is expected at the Reading Tesco.

Current Mood: distressed
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
4:23 pm
La Casita!
Does anyone know of any authentic Mexican restaurants in Reading or Berkshire area???
Someone suggested Chilli's but I'm a little reluctant to try them. It doesn't look very authentic and looks like an every day family restaurant.

Thanks for any suggestions and/or feedback!

Current Mood: curious
Saturday, June 28th, 2008
10:09 am
Last night we went to the Royal Tandoori in Reading for a meal. My advise is to avoid. The waitress was crap, she kept asking us when we wanted the food. WTF? I just always assumed you had your food when it was ready. Anyway we ended up waiting quite a long time, for the food and then the bill and then to authorise my debit card, etc. The place was slightly grotty, my knife had fingerprints on it, the table cloth was dirty, the waitress swept some of our left over rice onto the floor for no good reason. It was also quite expensive, just under £30 for two meals and a couple of non-alcoholic drinks. There seemed to be about 10 tables and five waiting staff but you seemed to get fussed over when nothing much was happening then you had to wait ages when you wanted something. The waitress suggested we should shout across the restaurant if we wanted anything.

The food was very average, if not slightly below. The only plus was the waitress had reasonable tits. Still we won't be going back. If I were you I would avoid too.

A couple of minutes walk up the road is Everest 53. The service and food is fantastic. Go there instead!

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, June 5th, 2008
1:50 pm
Who would win in a fight between Reading and Oxford?
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
8:26 pm
Sedition April 11th
 Hey guys just to let you know that a few of us are meeting up at Reading station at about 7pm to go to Sedition on April 11th in London. If anyone fancies coming along here are the details about the venue and whats going on that night. :-D

This time, Sedition, 11th of april, the bladerunner ball, a chance to dress up, sci fi, futuristic, cyber, bio mechanical etc etc :)

bargain at £8 before midnight, no flyer needed,

a tenner midnight to 2am, with a pound off after midnight with flyer.

drinks prices getting cheaper, news to follow :)

did i also mention -

5 bands, all doing something a little different, keeping the theme of the night fresh and alive, sci fi themed punk, live remixes and random stuff,

11 djs, residents from, reading to london to southend, 1 guesting from new york's original bat cave, plus one bringing sci fi visuals

top shows, including trapeez above your head while you're dancing :)

what else do you want for that bargain price????? :)

well, how bout best venue in town?? alternative music in a church :p

flyer got from http://turbulentsoundscape.com/clubs/sedition

pre sale ticket - http://stores.ebay.co.uk/alternative-things (our ebay store)

live rock n metal - Instill -
live punk - Rage DC http://www.myspace.com/ragedc
live industriail - Inertia
live electronica - Tempting Lilu http://www.myspace.com/temptinglilu & The Thought Criminals http://www.thethoughtcriminals.com/

open til 5am so you can get the train home

people from all over the country having a gathering!

Friday, March 28th, 2008
10:21 am


Still picked up a curry from the Nepalese restaurant on Kings Road. I quite like there stuff and there was too much to eat.

Current Mood: thirsty
Thursday, March 27th, 2008
11:11 am
Fish and Chips
Any good fish and chip shops in Reading? I want freshly fried fish, not the skanky stuff that sits in those silly warmer things for days on end.

Current Mood: hungry
Friday, February 29th, 2008
3:52 pm
Reading FC
Gonna get relegated this season? 
Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
5:51 pm
Pub meet up anyone?
Its January, its cold and wet and grey and no one is very happy about having to be back at work so I am proposing a pub meet up to cheer us all up.

Not next week but the week after would be particularly good for me, how about everyone else?
I assume weekend evenings are better for most people but it will be busier especially if we meet up in central Reading (which would probably be better for the majority of people), I don't work Monday to Friday so week nights are ok by me.

What do people think?

Would you lke to come out for a Reading LJ meet up?


How is the week of the 14th-20st January for you

I could do that week
That week is a bit awkward for me
I cannot make it

Assuming you can make that week, which day would be better for you?

Monday 14th
Tuesday 15th
Wednesday 16th
Thursday 17th
Friday 18th
Saturday 19th
Sunday 20th
None of the above

Suggest a pub or other meeting place...

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
1:03 pm
Alternative Club Nights Calendar
I have started collating a public Google calendar of regular alternative club nights in the UK. It can be found here:

It is currently less than comprehensive so if there is any night you know about and would like me to add then please let me know the following details (either here or by email to sepheri at gmail dot com):

Name of club
Night it is on
Regularity (1st Friday of the month etc)
Opening times
Price of admission
A little blurb about what kind of music it plays and who the djs are would be nice too.

Also, if I have added your club to the calendar and you would rather it wasn't there or I have entered some information wrongly or whatever please give me a shout and I will rectify it for you.

So far I have added (mostly taken from a list posted in infest_uk previously):

Black Veil - Leeds (monthly 1st Saturday)
Prophecy - Wirral and York (York until March only)
Corporation - Sheffield (weekly on Saturdays)
Caged Asylum - Manchester (weekly on Saturdays)
Transmission - Leeds (monthly, second Saturday)
Frankie Goes to Subculture (Until March)
Wendy House - Leeds (3rd Saturday of the month)

I know Black Sheep is on a Sunday but it doesn't seem to have its 2008 dates up yet and what time does it close?
Does anyone have opening times for Club Lash?

So its all a bit middle-north England atm, it would be great if people from every where else could send me some details.

I hope it is useful to people, please let me know what you think.
Saturday, December 22nd, 2007
11:10 pm
New to Reading 2008!
Following the success DJ Ook's night in November in the Blue Room @ TUC/Face Bar in Reading, new to 2008, as part of the TUC Rock night:

Industrial/EBM/Bleep comes to the TUC/Face Bar's Blue Room!!!
Last Friday of every month from 11pm after the bands finish!

Starts 25th January 2008!
DJ Ook (of Dropzone)! In Residence!

Come down & party to the hottest Industrial/EBM/Future pop/Electro/Dark Electro

Front 242, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Cubanate, C-tec, pig, Spahn Ranch, Nitzer Ebb, Pigface, XP8, Icon of coil, Combichrist, Suicide Commando, Tactical Sekt, [:S.I.T.D:], Rotersand, VNV Nation, Covenant, Neuroticfish, M.I.A.B, Frozen Plasma, XPQ-21, Solitary Experiments, Faderhead, Straftanz.....

Current Mood: excited
Sunday, November 18th, 2007
10:21 pm
Hi everyone -- Well, I would like to do my postgraduate degree in Reading, and I'm trying to get an idea of what it's like to live there (mind you, I've never even been there). Mainly what I would like to know is:

1) Is there nice, pretty countryside around that I could drive out to fairly easily?

2) How bad IS crime there? Will I have to always be uncomfortable because of young aimless angry people standing on the corner looking for someone to stab?

3) Someone was saying people in Reading generally seem downcast and glum. I noticed this when I was in Nottingham -- would you say this is true of Reading?

4) How is the wage-to-cost of living ratio?

5) I know to stay away from Whitley -- what other parts of town are safe but not too pricey?

Ultimately, I will probably just move there anyway because I want to study with a particular professor, but I figure I should find out what I'm getting into beforehand :) 

Current Mood: recumbent
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