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Has Reading become boring?

I’ll begin with a potentially controversial statement: Reading is boring. A drab, redbrick residential, middle-class commuter town. Nice train station. Good shopping. That’s about it. On the surface. But something’s bubbling up underneath.

Do you ever find yourself sitting around in Park Bar, like every other night, bored of basic MNQ and Union nights, craving something… more? Sure, there’s stuff going on, there are always nights out, but what Reading needs is a proper, tangible music scene.» >

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Hallows Eve: A Horror-ble Movie

Hallows Eve movie poster

Existence is a fleeting thing, so fleeting that today feels like it has already gone, and tomorrow will be here, banging on our doors and demanding we come and have a go if we think we’re hard enough. With the knowledge of our limited time on this rock, it mystifies me why I spend my time watching terrible films, and then writing about them. But here we are.

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Should Trick or Treating be banned?

The idea of Halloween, as we know it now, stemmed from a Celtic festival which marked the turn of the season and the end of summer. This was the time of year most associated with human death. As time went on, the tradition of Halloween spread to America. The Americans started to borrow from the Irish and English traditions and began to get all dressed up in scary costumes and go from door to door asking for food or money, a practice that has now become known as “trick-or-treat”.» >

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‘Ladybird in Focus: Women’ at MERL is Worth a Visit

Exhibition MERL - Photo Credit Elliot Kim

You may already be familiar with the immaculately kept gem that is the Museum of English Rural Life. Located on Redlands Road a stone’s throw from London Road Campus and the Hospital, it’s tiny and beautiful, boasting an idyllic chicken-populated garden, peaceful café space, and completely non-stop milking of their slightly insane, completely viral, ‘absolute unit’ meme.

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