CLIMATE CHANGE, COMEDY, FAMILY FUN & MORE

We’ve reached the halfway point of the year’s Fringe and already set new records for attendance, with several sell-outs including today’s Future of Food Symposium & War of the Words – so don’t leave it too late to book!

TODAY’S READING FRINGE HIGHLIGHTS 

Tonight’s free gig at The Oracle Riverside Beach Bar is Daughter of the Water and Ma Bessie brings her mix of blues and jazz to the Three Guineas at 7.30pm. At the Minster at 9pm artist, musician & Kraftwerk collaborator Emil Schult presents his new project Transhuman Art Critics, there’s comedy from Tom Glover at the Purple Turtle and the Environmental Injustice & Climate Change panel at RISC. Plus Small Silence continues at Broad St Mall.

Daniel Audritt: Trying To Be Good, Tomorrow, 9pm
The award-wining comedian, creator of Comedy Central’s Modern Horror Stories & writer for Mock The Week, the News Quiz & Comic Relief, comes to the Three Guineas to question love, masculinity and what makes us good people. Book tickets

The Trees Are Out To Get Me, Friday, 9pm
An immersive experience of live art, film & sound exploring queer utopian futures of trees and the forest taking back the land and taking over our bodies. Imagine a re-wilding of ourselves, the way we love and the way we live. Book tickets

FRIDAY FRINGE FAMILY FUN  

Head to the Penta Hotel on Friday for a day of events for children!  Sing along with Natalie’s Marvellous Mishmash of Musicals at 11am, while the award-winning Caroline Ainslie presents Bubbly Bubbles at 1.30pm & Bubbly Maths. And over at the VUE Cinema, shadow puppetry master Drew Colby returns by popular demand with My Shadow & Me. See all family events

LIVE COMEDY THIS WEEK AT READNG FRINGE

We have the best in live comedy and stand-up at venues around town this week. Tonight rising star Tom Glover is at the Purple Turtle, while tomorrow Professor Elemental & Crayola are both at the After Dark and the alternative history comedy podcast It Just So Happened is at the Three Guineas. On Friday Reading’s own Preet Singh is at the Purple Turtle and Comedy Competition winner Lucas Jolson is at After Dark. Then over the weekend Norwegian improv troupe Det Andre Teatret produce a show from the audience’s rubbish and The Zap Show bring sketches, slapstick & stand-up to the Rising Sun!