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Oh What a Night: Summer Ball ’19

Words by The Spark’s Entertainment Editor, Lois Plummer. 

The setting of a lilac sun signalled the start of the biggest and longest student night of the
year: the 2019 Summer Ball.

Excitement buzzed as students flocked to the open green behind the Students’ Union, adorned with glitter and festival-wear, ready for our very own end-of- year campus festival.

The brisk summer evening was graced with endless festival essentials: the flashing neon of fairground rides, the delicious smells coming from the food vans, and not to mention the nightlong supply of music.» >

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Restaurant review: The Real Greek, Reading.

The Real Greek, The Oracle Riverside, Reading, RG1 2AT. 

Sit back, relax, and indulge in the gorgeous tastes of traditional Greek dishes. This Reading restaurant will transport you to the shores and tavernas of idyllic Greece with its velvety wines and mouth-watering mezes.

 

The Real Greek sits on the riverside of the Oracle shopping centre, next to Italian eatery Franco Manca and just a stride away from stylish bar and restaurant Caffeine and Cocktails.» >

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Restaurant review: Bluegrass Real BBQ

Bluegrass Real BBQ, 15 GUN ST, READING,RG1 2JR.

Pulled pork, pancakes and Hershey’s ice cream. This western-styled diner is everything students dreaming of a trip to America need to try, and it’s served without the hefty plane cost.

 

Bluegrass Real BBQ- located next to Purple Turtle- does exactly what it says on the tin. Its unique menu flaunts a variety of slow cooked barbecued meats, as well as burgers oozing with flavour, homemade sauces, and even deep-fried pickles, which you’ll be delighted to know are called frickles.» >

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