ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
The Berkshire Bootleggers American Line Dance and Entertainment Company - Features photographs and contact information. Bibliomania: The Ballad of Reading Gaol - Summary and text of the Oscar Wilde poem written whilst imprisoned there. Home Counties Magical Society - Society contact and membership information. Progress Theatre - Self-governing, self-funding theatre group. It operates in the voluntary sector, is a registered Charity and maintains its own 99-seat theatre. Reading Arts - Official site for Reading Arts and Theatres, part of Reading Borough Council. Site includes information about the theatres, festivals and arts development in Reading. Reading Film and Video Makers - Active group of keen film-makers and videographers who meet regularly and aim to help, support and encourage anyone interested in film or video. Club magazine, projects and programme of meetings/events. Reading Film Theatre - Independent cinema showing a mix of main-stream and art-house style movies. Reading Libraries - Details about each library. Also information on library services and online library catalogue. RFM - Reading Community Radio Ltd - Applicant for the license to become the new commercial radio station for Reading. Provides an insight into the application process and RFM believe they are the best choice. Sainsbury Singers - Amateur musical theatre company who produce shows at the Hexagon Theatre and concerts throughout the Thames Valley area. Information on Frank Sainsbury, the theatre and productions. Showcase Cinemas Reading - Films showing at Showcase Cinemas at Loddon Bridge with booking details. Warner Village Cinema - Maps and information for the only cinema left in Reading town centre. WOMAD - Annual festival of world music, arts and dance. Festival and ticket information.
ARTIST AND GALLERIES
Castle Hill Art Gallery - Specialising in contemporary prints. Provides map and contact details as well as examples of the art exhibited, listed by topic, including wildlife, landscape, figurative, sport and motorsport. The Jelly Leg'd Chicken Arts Centre - Set up in 1993 to exhibit quirky, innovative and enduring art. Details of exhibitions, events and workshops. OpenHand OpenSpace - Artist-led gallery and studio complex. Information on the artists, exhibitions and events. Reading Guild of Artists - Reading Guild of Artists - online gallery. The advancement of public education in visual arts by means of exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, criticism and discussion. Rising Sun Arts Centre - Charity set up to promote the use of arts in entertainment, learning and development. Includes groups and listings.
CLUBS AND ENTERTAINMENT
The After Dark Club - Independent night club. Details of events, bar tariffs and promotions. Matrix Nightclub - Currently closed for refurbishment but includes updates and residents DJs mixes online.
The Cole Museum of Zoology - Situated in the School of Animal and Microbial Sciences, University of Reading. History of the museum and contact details. The Friends of Reading Museums - Information about the organisation and the Museum they support. News articles on recent projects and a calendar of events. Museum of Reading - Details of collections, news and events. Reading Museum Service. - Reading Museum Service cares for collections of regional and national significance in the subjects of archaeology, art, history and natural history. Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Museum of Technology - Links to virtual electronic warfare exhibits. Pictures and articles about WW2 British Radios and similar equipment. Rural History Centre - The first specialist museum of farming and rural life to be established in England. Details of collections with a on-line database of all the main collections including library, archives, photographs and objects. It also has the bibliography of rural history. Rural History Centre - Based at the University of Reading includes the Museum of English Rural Life and is a national research and information centre for the history of farming, food and the countryside. The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology - Owned by the University of Reading and a part of the Department of Classics, recognised as the fourth largest collection of Greek ceramics in Britain. Includes history of the museum and description of exhibits.
BandBits - Supporting musicians and bands with rehearsal rooms, recording studio, video production, pa hire and engineering, web design, on-line shop, and band advice. Bohemian Night - Official site of the open mic night. Features listings, poetry, sound clips and reviews. The Bulmershe Massive Music Netzine - Reviews, listings and more of the music scene in the Reading area. Cadence Drum & Bugle Corps - Part of a national youth organisation called Drum Corps United Kingdom. Comprises of approximately 60 young people aged between 8-25. News, diary, program information and photographs. Fools Gold - Old School Indie - A retro club night at the After Dark Club, playing tunes by the likes of The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, and The Charlatans. Photographs and mailing list. Impact Studios - Recording and rehearsal studio. Includes musicians wanted section. Jazz Breaks - Music agency organising jazz festivals and events, run by husband and wife team who are also the Denise Lawrence Band. Includes gig and event dates. Reading Home Organ & Keyboard Society - Club history, events and contact details. Skate Punk Reading - Designed for the Punk, Ska, Hardcore and Emo scene in Reading and Berkshire. Aims to get local talent to be heard in Berkshire along side the bigger UK bands. Gig details, revues and news. South Street Didje Club - Information on Digeridoo playing techniques, background, news, events, and photographs. Trevorsound - DJ specialising in Caribbean music offers information about himself and his services.
Altitude - 4-piece rock band. News of debut album and samples of EP. Andrew Philips - Singer/songwriter. News, audio samples, and articles Arid - Young unsigned Punk Rock band. Profile, lyrics and a forum. Beatroots Bateria - Samba band playing energetic carnival style samba music mixing African, Asian and Latin-American rhythms. Information on gigs, merchandise and workshops. Bluedog - Funk/rock band. Gigs, photographs, MP3 and reviews. The Brass Monkeys - Eight-piece ska/punk outfit. News, gigs, biographies, downloads, reviews and a messageboard. Chocolate Hostage - Punk metal band. Biography, downloads, and gig information. Desdemona - Band information, gigs, news and reviews. ~Disguys - Heavy rock band. Band information, gigs and photographs. Exodus Collective - Four-piece funk-metal band. News, band information, downloads and gigs. FUME - Rock band. Biography, gigs, photographs, reviews and downloads. Get Carter - Five piece 60's and 70's covers band. MP3 downloads and photographs. Godmuffin - Five piece band. Biography, audio samples, pictures and gigs. Inuit Monk - Rock band. History, gigs, biography, lyrics and downloads. Jokei Ciro - An Emo-rock act. News, band history, gigs, lyrics and a message board. The Lizards - Indie-Rock band. Band profile, gigs and newsletter. Lower Case J - Punk band. Gigs, biographies, and reviews. Mantequilla - 4 piece heavy rock band. Band information, gig listings and contact information. Meretto - Three piece band. History, discography, news and downloads. MP3.com: Metal songs in Reading - Tracks of local Heavy Metal artists. MP3.com: Unholy - Biography and downloads of this Heavy Metal band. Multiplying Eye - Four piece band. Band information, gigs and downloads. No Connection - Classic rock power trio. Biographies, photographs, live dates and reviews. Nuway - Five piece Gary Numan tribute band. Paylist, gigs, demo files and booking contact. üPredatr - Four piece rock band. History, news, gigs, reviews and gallery. Rain - Classic guitar rock band. Profiles, reviews, video clips and audio downloads. Rising Tide - 3 piece alt Rock band playing mainly original songs. Biography, songs, and gallery. Riviera Gonzalez - Band history and profile, discography and downloads. Saiorse - Contemporary indie rock band. Profile, news and gigs. Saloon - Five piece Indie group. Discography and downloads. Shot - Covers band. Gigs and contacts. Signing Nokias Asparagus - Currently a 2 piece band, consisting of a bass player and stripper (sometimes the triangle) who do metal covers of the Nokia ring tones. The Sleepless - Alternative rock band. News, biography, gigs and downloads. Sonic Ep - Modern rock band. Music downloads, news, and biography. Sonic Undermind - 5 piece rock band. News, profiles, gigs, downloads and gallery. The Soul Aces - 4 piece band playing classic soul, R`n`B and Party Rock`n`Roll. Band Line up, play list, gigs and demo tracks. Static Rain - Rock/blues band. Newsw, gigs, profile discography and downloads. Stem. - 'Band producing progressive non-feminist folk rock' News, gigs, profiles, downloads, lyrics and a forum. Sullivan - Melodic pop-punk band. News, history, lyrics and reviews. superfluid - Five piece band. Profile, downloads and gigs. Take The Next Step - Pop punk band. News, profiles, and downloads. Trailer - News about the band, a list of forthcoming live dates as well as information about new releases. The UK Blues Project - 5 piece rocky blues band. Biography and downloads. Witness To Change - Five piece band. Includes biographies and band news. Ziegler - Four piece band. Downloadable MP3s, pictures and gig information.
All Saints Parish Church Choir - Information and history of the choir including news section and a photo gallery. Reading Bach Choir - Information on programme of events and press reviews. Reading Concert Singers - Information on the choir and next presentation. Reading Haydn Choir - Amateur choir. Events, reviews and downloads. Reading Male Voice Choir - Includes concert information, repertoire, history and recordings. Reading Minster Mid-Week Choir - History and music programmes. Reading Parenthesis Choir - Parenthesis is a mixed voice choir with an a capella group which rehearses and meets in Tilehurst. Several concerts a year are given in the Reading area. Reading Phoenix Choir - Amateur mixed voice choir which gives about 15 concerts each year at venues around the country. Includes history, forthcoming concerts, repertoire and recordings.
Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra - An amateur orchestra. Programme details of concerts, with information about rehearsals, their education programme, and social events. Reading Operatic Society - Information on membership, productions and rehearsal schedule. Reading Symphony Orchestra - Brings together amateur musicians from the Thames Valley to perform classical music concerts. Includes general information, youth competition, schedule, members, social events, links, and contacts.
Berkshire Studio Club - Glamour photography club, arranges sessions with professional models. Includes examples of work and models' portfolios. Kennet Camera Club - Short details of how to contact the club secretary. Norman Weston Photography - Offers a wide range of photographic services to local schools, businesses and private clients. North Reading Photographic Club - Includes meetings, affiliate links and photographs. Thomas Anthony Photographer - Master Photographer specialising in computer enhanced imagery and all aspects of commercial and wedding photographic coverage. Whitchurch Hill Camera Club - Shows membership benefits and fees, location map, programme, email contact and pictures from competitions.
Webdevilnet - Reading Festival 2004 - Contains news, information, line up, rumours, tickets, pictures and a message board
Carling Weekend: Reading festival - Contains the bands line up,festival news, information and buy tickets online. FestivalHype - Reading festival - Line up, News, Rumours, Tickets and info Music Hype - Reading Festival 2004 - Contains ticket information, news, rumours, line up, festival information and forum. Reading and Leeds - Information on the Reading and Leeds festivals, including band line-up, reviews, discussion forum, survival tips and travel information. Reading Festival - Reading Festival news and rumours - Requires Flash Plugin. Reading festival 2004 - Festival news, information, tickets, pictures, line up, rumours and forum. Reading Festival 2004 - Fansite - The site has the latest rumours, line up details and news for the 2004 festival. As well as a forum, band information and festival information, reviews from previous years and nonthly competitions. Reading Festival . Net - News, Line up information, picture gallery, forum, links, reading diaries and radio. Reading Festival: The Official Site - Provides news, band line-ups, ticket information, and photographs. R-H-R: Reading Festival 2003 - Un-Official Reading music festival fansite. Features news, information, gallery, member forums.
Bistrot Vino - Family-owned French/Mediterranean restaurant. Information includes sample menu and details of facilities. Chi Oriental Brasserie - Traditional and modern oriental cuisine. Includes menu and virtual tour. Cilantro - Two AA rosette, gourmet fine dining restaurant located inside the Millennium Madejski Hotel. Sample menu, price guide and facilities. Curry House Restaurant - Established Nepalese restaurant offering a wide variety of foods. Cyberspice Internet Cafe - Asian Fusion Internet Cafe serving real coffee, exotic teas and a range of spicy foods. The Elm Tree at Beech Hill - Free house and restaurant, menus and wine list with prices. The Funky Jazz Club - Nightclub, restaurant and live music venue. Includes printable menu and events. Gulshan - Indian restaurant. Menu and contacts. Hanover International - Located beside a tranquil 33 acre lake in Berkshire countryside. The Jazz Cafe Club Diner - Restaurant and venue with live Jazz, Funk, Blues, and Soul. Located at the Madejski Complex. Includes events, menu and a mailing list. Le Cafe - Brasserie-style restaurant. Includes sample menu, price guide and opening times. Located in the Madejski Hotel. London St. Brasserie - Restaurant offering a mixture of British, French and Mediterranean cuisine. Includes menu and reviews. L'Ortolan Restaurant - Providing classical French food with a modern twist. Nando's Chickenland Restaurant - Chickenland Restaurant, famous for our Peri-Peri Chicken. Old Siam Thai Restaurant - Traditional Thai restaurant. Menu and online booking. Pepe Sale - Italian Sardinian restaurant. Virtual tour, menu, wine list and future events. Pipers Island - Bar and grill restaurant overlooking the Thames in Reading. Shanpan Chinese Restaurant - Specialise in business functions and parties. Includes online booking form. Trunkwell House & Langans Marquee - Restaurant, bar, weddings and conferences.
Driving Ambition School of Motoring - Information about available tuition, with FAQ and references. ELC London Street - English language tuition. Details of courses, accommodation and payment options, with FAQ and photographs. Euro Speak - Teaches English as a foreign language at all levels, full-time and part-time. Lists an application form, term dates, fees and contact details. Farm View Day Nurseries Ltd - For children aged three months to five years. Information about the nursery facilities, management and location. Located in Spencers Wood. Katesgrove Schoolroom, Reading - Victorian Schoolroom based in the heart of the town centre. Includes programmes and contact information. Norcot Nursery - A large state run nursery school in the town, with 160 part-time and 20 full-time places. Old Redingensians Association - Contact page for ex-scholars of Reading School. Park Day Nursery - Offering 24 places for children aged eighteen months to five years. Brief overview and contact details. Private Mathematics Tuition - Retired teacher offering private maths tuition. Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) - Fairtrade shop, fairtrade and organic cafe, educational materials and meeting places for local groups. Shinfield Park Day Nursery Ltd - Non profit making registered charity providing day care for up to 37 children from four months to school age. Information on staffing and organisation. Southcote IT Experience - The Southcote IT Experience (SITE) provides free computer and Internet training to its local community. It is a fully constituted voluntary group working in partnership with Reading Borough Council Training Employment Advice Shop - Information on services and training.
~The Berkshire School of Arts and Design - The Berkshire School of Art and Design Bradfield College - Bradfield College Independent Boarding School. Oxford College of Marketing - Professional training courses for the Chartered Institute of Marketing with distance and open learning available. Includes information on enrolment, courses, testimonials and contact details. Reading College and School of Arts & Design - Reading College and School of Arts and Design is a major provider of education and training in the Thames Valley.
UNIVERSITY OF READING
The University of Reading - Offers traditional degrees and also less usual and other vocationally relevant ones.
Junction11 1287AM - Student Radio site, featuring full seven-day schedule, show details and analysis, weekly Top 15 chart and the latest music news. Reading University Students' Union - Updated page offering services and advice for students.
Agricultural and Food Economics - An internationally acclaimed centre of agricultural and food economics, concerned with contemporary food, farm and rural issues in low and high income countries. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development - AERDD has a long and well established reputation for teaching, consultancy and research in agricultural development interventions and rural social development in Third World and transitional economies. American Studies - American Studies at Reading is a three year course leading to a BA Honours degree. Archaeology - A friendly and energetic Department of Archaeology with an international reputation in research and teaching. Body and Representation - Informtation about an Interdisciplinary M.A. Course in Critical Theory. Business History Group - Microsite listing the activities of the department. Chemistry - One of the largest and liveliest departments in the University. Classics - This web page makes information about the Reading Classics Department available to scholars and students, whether at Reading or elsewhere. Construction & Real Estate Executive Modules - CREEM Executive Masters Modules presented by The University of Reading for busy professionals with an interest in the way buildings are produced, used, and managed. Construction Management & Engineering - Department of Construction Management & Engineering Continuing Education - Offers list of classes and requirements. Cybernetics - Information on projects, publications and people within the department. Death and Society - A unique multi-disciplinary course that offers an understanding of how societies - past and present - organise, theorise, symbolise and ritualise the death of their members. Department of Agriculture - The Department of Agriculture is part of the Faculty of Agriculture and Food and therefore has close professional contact with other departments to enable total research packages from plough to plate to be offered to clients. Department of Health and Social Care - Information on courses offered by the Department of Health and Social Care. Education (Arts and Humanities) - Brief details of courses and research projects. Electronic Engineering. - Details of courses, research projects, events and staff. English. - Details of courses, research projects, events and staff. Film, Theatre and Television - Offers graduate and undergraduate degrees, research, staff and admission policies. Fine Art - Offers degrees, staff and news. Food Science and Technology - inc. Biotechnology French Studies Geography German Studies Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies Graduate Centre of International Business Graduate School of European and International Studies History History of Art and Architecture - Details of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, staff and their research interests. ISMA Centre for Education & Research in Securities Markets Italian Studies Land Management and Development Law Linguistic Science The Management Unit - Department of Management at Reading University. Mathematics Meteorology Music Philosophy Physics Politics and International Relations Preparatory Course (PRIS) Postgraduate Research Institute for Sedimentology Psychology Reading and Language Information Centre Renaissance Texts Research Centre School of Animal and Microbial Sciences School of Applied Statistics - Information about the undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees available in the School. Includes details of the staff, research students, publications and interests, events and materials. Statistical advisory service available. School of Business - The School of Business comprises the departments of Economics, Land Management (Real Estate), Management and the ISMA Centre. School of Construction Management and Engineering - Courses, research and consultancy in built environment and engineering. School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies - The School offers courses in Linguistics, Applied and Clinical Linguistics, and pre-entry English language training for international students. School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies School of Plant Sciences - Includes a staff directory, departments, research, links, student information, courses, and news. Science & Technology Education Sociology Soil Science Typography & Graphic Communication Zoology - Staff profiles, courses and research.
Photosoc - Introduction to the activities of the Photographic Society. Reading University - American Football Team - American Football Team ~Reading University - Akido Club - A traditional style based on a unified system of ken, jo and body technique. Reading University - Canoe Club - "Fun with Beer and Kayaks!" Reading University - Caving Club - Caving Club Reading University - Jitsu Club - Jitsu Club ~Reading University - Motor Sports Club - Motor Sports Club. Drive on in... Reading University - Mountaineering Club - Mountaineering Club Reading University - Riding Club - Got an equestrian? They've got an answer! Reading University - Rifle & Pistol Club - Rifle & Pistol Club Reading University - Sailing Club - Sailing Club Reading University - Ski & Snowboard Club - Ski & Snowboard Club
Witan Hall - Incorporating Gyosei International College. Aimed at Japanese students living in the UK. Includes information about the college and the courses it offers, and entry requirements.
Crosfields School - Crosfields is set amidst 40 acres of woodland and playing fields and has been carefully developed to keep pace with modern times and now has several purpose-built teaching blocks for Science, Information Technology and Art and Craft. Denefield School - Secondary school and technology college for 11-18 year olds. History of the school, events, prospectus and information for pupils and parents. Douai Abbey and School - Douai Abbey is an educational establishment and the home of a community of monks of the English Benedictine Congregation in Upper Woolhampton. Kendrick School - Slightly dated information about this girls' grammar school. Leighton Park School Reading - Leighton Park School ? co-educational day/boarding school; parkland setting near Reading. Founded by Quakers (1890). Offers high academic standards and strong emphasis on pastoral care. The Oratorian Online - Web page for ex-scholars of the Oratory School, Woodcote. Oratory School - Old boys of the school in Woodcote, who started in the years 1960 to 1965, met up for a reunion on November 17, 2001. Photographs and email addresses. Reading School - Selective boys' grammar school with Foundation status. Information on the school including admissions and results. Waingel's Copse School - Comprehensive school offering education to over 1,400 pupils aged 11 to 19 from the Woodley area.
Calibre Candidates - Recruitment agency. Includes vacancies. MAS Industrial Recruitment - Industrial recruitment agency. News, company profile and information on services. SEC Home Page - One of the UK's largest electrical contractors looking for young people to start apprenticeships Towers Recruitment Services - Established for over 10 years, specialising in specialised in recruiting contract and permanent I.T. personnel and resourcing software programmers, network and support personnel and I.T. sales and marketing.
Reading Borough Council - Aimed primarily at local residents and containing a wealth of information on local services, buses, theatres, museums and the Reading learning network. Reading Liberal Democrats - Contact details for Liberal Democrats and news about politics in Reading East and Reading West constituencies.
- · Readinet - Interactive guide to the town - food, drink, arts, clubs and venues. Each venue is shown on a map showing how to get there, and invites comments from visitors of the site.
- · Reading according to the Knowhere Guide - Informal information about Reading, supplied by locals. With links to noticeboard facility.
- · The Reading Guide - News, views, local business links and a what's-on guide.
- · Reading Town and Around - A Guide to the Town, the University and the surrounding area.
- · Southcote - Gateway to Reading - Community Website of Southcote, including list of links to other sites in Reading.
Berkshire Physiotherapy Centre - Private clinic specialising in sports injuries, back pain and neurology. Circuit Lane Surgery - Practice details and self-treatment advice. College of Integrated Chinese Medicine - Offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in acupuncture, alternative and Chinese medicine. Flora Dowling - Acupuncture practise at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. Includes articles on the effectiveness of the treatment. The Florey Unit - Located at Royal Berks Hospital, specialises in all aspects of sexual health. Provide discreet, free and confidential advice, information and treatment. Includes details of the services and general advice. Life Times - Details of talks and workshops on personal development and the healing arts. Margaret Collins Life & Business Coach - Details of services, workshops and training. M.C. Nijssen - State registered chiropodist. Surgery information and common ailments overview. Park Lane Orthodontic Practice - Includes first visit information, photo gallery, patient instructions, glossary, and emergency information. Reading Mental Health Resource Centre - Innovative service for people with mental health problems who live or work in Reading, with opportunities for work and a place to socialise. The Rosedale Clinic - Offers a large range of alternative therapies including acupuncture, homoeopathy and bioresonance.
MAPS AND VIEWS
- · Map of Reading, Berkshire - Clickable map of Reading
- · Map Reading - Promotes local tourist maps and postcards produced by a small family enterprise. Includes over 300 photographs of the Reading area.
NEWS AND MEDIA
- · Blast 1386 - Reading College's own radio station. Includes news and schedules.
- · Get Reading - Local and national news and events listings from the Reading Evening Post.
- · Hospital Radio Reading - Registered charity broadcasting to the patients of the Battle and Royal Berkshire hospitals.
- · Reading 107 FM - Music station exclusively for Reading. Includes schedules, what's on, news and studio tour.
- · Reading Central - A directory of cars,jobs,houses,hotels,Bars,Restaurants, nightclubs and events for Reading Berkshire.
A1 Property Management - Property to let and for sale in Reading. Ashley Charles - Independent estate agency offering service in residential sales, rentals and property management. Austin & Co - Estate agents and valuers for Caversham and the Reading area. Bryant Lettings - Portfolio of properties to let in Reading, Basingstoke and surrounding areas. Chilvers Page - Commercial property agents, surveyors and valuers serving primarily the Thames Valley and M4 corridor. Copperfields - Estate agents and property management based in Reading. Includes searches for property to let and for sale, and a contact form. CPW Properties - Landlords of properties in the local area. Includes services, accommodations listings and descriptions, and company profile. Elwes Lettings - Independent residential letting and property management. Includes searches for property to let and a contact form. Euro-Link Property Lettings - Offers various properties to let, and includes a smaller section of properties for sale. Houseshare.net - Listings of local house share opportunities, with email contact addresses. Jon Rosi Management - Sales and letting services. Includes contact details, information about Reading, and a searchable database. Newmans Estate Agency - Local estate agency. Provides contact details, searchable property database and a form to join their mailing list. Paul James - Estate agent provides brief details of properties currently on their books, with contact information. Pike Smith & Kemp - Estate agents and surveyors covering the Thames Valley and Chilterns. Includes property search, mortgage advice, links and news. Reading House Share - Reading lettings service for young professionals requiring rental accommodation in modernised house shares. Reading Rooms To Let - Offering services for landlords, as well as tenants, with a listing of rooms to rent in the Reading area. Reid's Accommodation - Letting and housing agents in the Reading and Berkshire area. Sara Batting Estate Agents - Independent estate agents. Listing of properties for sale in Berkshire area, and contact details.
RECREATION AND SPORTS
The Bubble Shop - Suppliers of whirlpools, spas, steam showers, steam rooms, power showers and bathrooms. DJ Gear Online - Offer a range of DJ products. Catalogue with online ordering. Drews the Ironmongers - Also offers tools and safety footware. Profile, store guide with location map and links to manufacturer web sites. Edwards & Godding - Cast iron cooker and accessory distributor. Describes its product range with news, recipes and information about service. Flower Bed Paintings - Selection of contemporary art works for sale by Caroline Hulse. Fun 'n' Frolic Ltd - Party Shop and costume hire company. Provides wedding decoration services, balloons and novelties Online shopping cart as well as a retail store. Jane Hooker Rocking Horses - Sales of restored and unrestored rocking horses and saddlery, with photographs and contact information. Jennie's Bridal Wear - Range of designer wedding and bridesmaid dresses, and accessories. Product details and enquiry form. Keeley's Picture Framing - Picture framing service and carry a range of ready made frames, mounts and mouldings in wood and metal. Details of products and services. Music Man - Second hand music shop, buys, sell and exchange most musical instruments and equipment, Hi-Fi and Disco gear, plus records, tapes and CDs. The Oracle Shopping Centre - Shopping mall located in town centre. Details of stores, events and online shopping. Peter Richardson - Dealer in German stamps, postcards and postal history. Information on recent acquisitions and show schedule. Picture Perfection - Provide an expert hand colouring service using high quality artist's water colours. Includes price guide. Pot Black Eight Ball - Sales of snooker, pool, football and air hockey tables, and relevant accessories. Product information with online ordering. Located in Spencers Wood. Rainbow Carpets - Selection of carpets, flooring, curtains and blinds. Rebel Troop Limited - Airsoft guns and accessories. Online catalogue and ordering with 'live' support. Securi-Dor - Manufacture an automatic security locking system for motorised garage doors. Contact information and description. Sound Machine - New and deleted CD albums and singles, vinyl LPs, autographs and memorabilia. Currently two shops in town centre but includes online shopping cart. Thimbleby & Shorland - Auctioneers and valuers. Details of services, forthcoming auctions and sales. T.Turner & Sons (Reading Ltd) - Flyfishing and antique tackle specialist. Wallflower Arts - Offers original art works by professional artists for retail space, office or home.
SOCIETY AND CULTURE
The Community Alcohol Service - Offering help, support, detox and counselling relating to problems with alcohol. CSV GO Reading - Organises local volunteer activities. Newsletter, events and contacts. Include - National charity dedicated solely to tackling the crisis of social exclusion among young people. Mission is to secure the inclusion of all young people in full-time, mainstream education and training. Katesgrove Residents' Association - Katesgrove is an area of Reading immediately to the south-west of the Town Centre. Information on local organisations, groups and events. Martin Salter MP - MP for Reading West. Includes news, campaigns and a profile. Reading and District Labour Party - Local news and campaigns. Information about Labour Councillors, MPs and MEPs representing Reading. Reading and Speightstown Twinning Website - Provides a range of resources to enable an online, interactive environment for Bajans in both Reading and Speightstown. Reading Cycle Campaign - Campaign for better facilities for cyclists in Reading, in particular a network of safe cycleways. Information on the campaign, events, news and resources. Reading Roadbusters - Non-violent direct action group committed to campaigning for environmental sustainability and social justice both locally and globally. Reading Single Homeless Project - A charity supplying affordable housing to the homeless. Includes how to apply and a tenants' forum. Reading Toy Run - Annual charity motorcycle ride organised by Reading Christian Bikers attracting hundreds of bikers from all aspects of the biking fraternity to obtain toys for distribution by Barnardo's. Reading-D?orf Association - Voluntary organisation devoted to promoting and developing friendship between the peoples of Reading and D?orf in Germany.
CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
Reading and District Amateur Radio - Newsletters, callsigns events and links for the Amateur Radio community in Reading Reading Astronomical Society - Amateur astronomical society catering for all ages and abilities with monthly meetings, public events and star parties. Reading Civic Society - Concerned with the protection and refurbishment of Reading's historic buildings and the protection of its waterways, river valleys, countryside, parks and street trees. üReading Dsseldorf Association - Information about the twinning links between Reading (England) and Düsseldorf (Germany) including history, current activities, membership, travel, linked organisations. Reading National Trust Volunteers - A conservation group based in Reading, Berkshire who enjoy maintaining National Trust properties at the weekend and an active social side during the week. Reading Round Table No 6 - Membership, events and contact details. Reading User Group - Computer club for Reading and District. History, contact information, and news. Reading Valley Ladies Circle - A group offering fun, friendship and fundraising to females aged 18-45. Schedule of events, photos of activities, and how to join. Rotaract Club of Woodley and Earley - A social and community action group for 18 to 29 year olds living in east Reading and the surrounding area. Thames Valley Group for Advanced Motorists. - A group of drivers dedicated to the advancement of road safety by improving driving standards.
DISABILITIES AND RESOURCES
Reading Disability Housing Register - Online tool for matching the housing needs of disabled people to specially adapted accessible properties in the town. Reading Dyslexia Association - Local affiliate of the British Dyslexia Association offers information on the condition, their events and activities.
- · The Huntley & Palmers Collection - Huntley and Palmers started life in 1822 as a small bakery in London Street. In 1846 the firm opened a large factory on Kings Road in Reading and by 1900 this business was the largest biscuit manufacturer in the world. Company history and its relationship with the town and details of the 'collection'.
- · A Little History of Reading - Tim Lambert presents a short history of the town.
- · The Reading Bayeux Tapestry - The story behind the Victorian copy of the Tapestry housed at the Museum of Reading.
- · Reading History Trail - Information on Reading's History with a walk around the town.
Carey Baptist Church - Location, the times of the services, and details of the groups and activities that are associated with the Church. The Church of St John and St Stephen - Information on the church including history, activities and projects. English Martyrs Catholic Parish - Includes mass times, news, school and religious community information, and descriptions of councils, committees, and groups. FAITH Christian Group (Reading) - Christian volunteers from many different churches committed to fighting spiritual and physical poverty among the homeless, needy and deprived. Information on the group, activities and projects. Greyfriars Church - Evangelical Anglican church in the town centre. Information on activities and events with a monthly magazine. Grovelands Christian Fellowship - Non-denominational. History, location, meeting times, and statement of faith. Life Spring Church - Member of the Evangelical Alliance. Details of the church and its aims. Prayer In The Town Centre - Group of people from a number of churches, who pray in the town centre one lunchtime a week. Includes history, photographs and personnel profiles. The Reading Boiler Room - Community providing constant Prayer for the city, country and world. Details of aims, history and resources. Reading Buddhist Priory - Serene Reflection Meditation (Soto Zen) community. Articles, local groups, events and location. Reading Central Salvation Army - Describes the Salvation Army church, its music and its community work. Reading Christadelphians - Location of meeting room, times of public meetings and subjects of talks, beliefs, free literature and correspondence courses. Reading Churches - Directory of local information and resources. Reading Family Church - History, beliefs and activities. Reading Quakers - Information on local meetings and events. S Giles Church - One of the three mediaeval parish churches in the town centre. Information on services and events. Salvation Army - The Salvation Army Church in the Centre of Reading. St Saviours Christian Centre - Part of the Elim Pentecostal Movement. Includes information on the church, events, and a forum. Wycliffe Baptist Church - Information on the church, beliefs, activities and groups.
Reading Buses - Timetables, maps and information. Reading Travel Information - Information on traffic and travel in the Reading area and the M4 in the Thames Valley.
Calcot Hotel - A modern, 66 room hotel close to the town centre. It offers accommodation, restaurants, bars, conference rooms and banqueting facilities. Donnington House Hotel - Independent run hotel. Details of facilities and location. Holiday Inn - Located close to the city centre on the banks of the River Thames, features business centre and leisure club. Holiday Inn Reading South - Features 204 guest rooms, restaurant, two bars, spirit health club and a conference centre. Rainbow Corner Hotel - Family owned hotel near town centre. Site provides prices, pictures and details of menu. Reading Hotel - Information on facilities and rates. Royal County Hotel - Details of facilities including conference suites. Online reservation form. Thameside Hotel - Includes a virtual tour, details of facilities, room rates and brochure request form.