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When the world ends…

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When the world ends is the debut novel from exciting new author, J. J Marshall. Set 100 years in the future, the 21st century earth as we know it now, is slowly being burned up by the sun and the story follows 17 year old Alec Corbett’s struggle to proper in the new harsh environment of space. Not only that, but there are more sinister forces at work beneath the surface, who pose a threat to all of humanity.» >

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A theatre tour around Reading and London

Everyone knows that London is culture central, with numerous musicals and plays being performed around the city centre on a nightly basis. But what you might not realise is that Reading offers its own share of entertainment. While not quite as large as London, there are a few theatres offering light amusements, away from our studies.

There is a range of music concerts that happen throughout the year. If it’s Jazz music you are after then it’s best to head to either the Global café that has its specific jazz night or the Progress theatre near Shinfield Road.» >

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Art on the move

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Who said Reading was lacking in culture? What with our article by Charlotte Coster on the best venues in and around town and the new Art Everywhere campaign, I think that could be unfair to say! A new art-wave has emerged as the public helped choose classic and popular art works to go on display across the UK. 57 British masterpieces have been put on public billboards from London to Bristol, Cardiff and Reading!» >

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Film Review: Now you see me

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

Running Time: 115 minutes

Genre: Caper

Now You See Me is a film about four magicians who are called together by a mysterious benefactor to pull off a series of elaborate heists. If they do all that he orders they’ll be allowed to join a secret order of magicians, if they don’t they’ll be faced with the rest of their lives in jail.» >

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Reading Festival 2013!

 

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Reading festival came to town last month as the masses of carefree flirty festival-goers flocked to the infamous grounds of the world’s oldest 1971 popular music festival, run by ‘Festival Republic’. With a capacity of 87,000, the usually quiet grounds of Little John’s farm erupted with an explosive mix of vibrant colour, loud music, outrageous forward fashion and the inevitable splattering of mud. Among sought after acts this year were headliners Eminem, Greenday and Biffy Clyro who took over the stages by storm.» >

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I Carrn’t stop laughing!

Gagging order

 

Jimmy Carr. Whether you love or hate him- this guy can pull puns out of his sleeve like a comedy magician. In fact, two solid hours of gags, anecdotes and one-liners were crammed into his 10th brand new nationwide tour, cleverly named, Gagging Order. After experiencing the show- the name is rather fitting for this funny man, who is dubbed the ‘king of controversial comedy.’

Yes we’ve all seen his familiar face and recognise his distinctive giggle on our Channel 4 faves such as, 8 out of 10 cats, Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Comedy Roast and 10 O’clock Live but what I wanted to experience was Jimmy away from a desk, an autocue and the rolling camera, and to see this witty chap exposed live in front of my very eyes.» >

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Review: Tomb Raider

Author: Aaron Hall

As she stands high on a cliff gazing out onto a ferocious sea, Lara finally has the chance to take in her surroundings. Broken and exhausted, and the ordeal to get this far already proving to be an experience like no other, she stares out as the waves crash against the rocks below. It’s hard to imagine what’s going through her head as the rain washes away the dirt and dried blood upon her skin, but one’s thing for certain.» >

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TV Programme of the Week – Downton Abbey

To many, Downton Abbey looks like a rather grand, albeit isolated mansion set in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. Who knew that such a majestic façade should house such scandals and plots that would rival anything that the characters of Eastenders could produce. The premise of the series is following the lives and gossip of the fictional Earl of Grantham, his family and their servants who all live within the vast house.» >

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