A week of free 7pm gigs at The Oracle Riverside Beach Bar starts tonight with local favourites Mixtape Rock’n’Roll – plus stellar shows all around town!


The 7th annual Reading Fringe Film Festival features short films spanning all genres at the VUE Cinema tonight from 7pm, while Jude & The Technocratsplay the After Dark at 7.30pm. At the Three Guineas Dan Webber takes a humorous look at labels in life & the LGBTQ+ community in Genre Fluid while stand-up Ian Lane offers SAS techniques for managing a family household in Paperweight. Acapella aces Avenue have added a second show after selling out and are followed at the Purple Turtle by Why Even Bother. And at the Minster at 8pm stars from soul, jazz & rap unite for A Change Is Gonna Come

View our full line-up of cabaret, music, talks, family shows & more

Tentatively Tory, Tues, 7.30pm
Former David Cameron aide Sarah Southern – a University of Reading alumni –  was challenged to try stand-up by her life coach, resulting in her first Edinburgh show last year. Now she asks, can she still vote Conservative in 2019? Book tickets

Harvey Greenfield Is Running Late, Tues, 9pm
Paul Richards has taken 25 shows to Edinburgh, with his last one winning Best Comedy Performance at the Swindon Fringe. His latest explores our need to please and why it’s healthy every now and then to sit in a shed eating biscuits & pretending to be Meatloaf. Book tickets