Your invitation to The Third Thursday First Birthday

Wow, it’s a year since the 3rd Thursdays started and we’ve had a fantastic time working with so many artists and businesses. To celebrate we have a very special third Thursday on Thursday 17 November with not one, but two events.

We are back where it all began as guests of Novotel, celebrating the beginning of the Beaujolais Nouveau, enjoying food, great company, the new season Beaujolais Nouveau, music and again another art auction of work by some of jelly’s most familiar artists. The art pieces will be available to view at Novotel from Tuesday 15 November . A voluntary contribution of £3 on the door, towards costs of the refreshments would be greatly appreciated.

The second event will be held at Progress Theatre and is the opening of their new piece "The 39 Steps". Luisa and I went to a rehearsal, you can find out more about our special preview right here on the jelly website.  For this special Third Thursday event, guests are being offered a special priced ticket for £10 per person which not only includes the show itself but a pre-show talk with the Directors about the production and progress plus a complimentary drink at 6pm.

Beaujolais Nouveau Evening, Novotel Friar Street Reading
Guests welcome from 6.15pm, art auction ends at 8.30pm (the bar will continue to be open into the evening)

The 39 Steps, Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading
Guests welcome from 6pm, Directors Talk 6.30, Performance 7.30pm

Space at both of these special events are limited so please RSVP by Thursday 10 November

If you need a bed for the night, you can either book prior by calling the Novotel or check with hotel reception on the day. Please quote “Beaujolais Nouveau” while booking and you will be able to have a room for that night only from £69 including breakfast (subject to availability of course).

Finally we would like to say thank you to all the people who have worked with us, hosts, artists, performers, the local press, our supporters Cream Design and Vintage Roots and our key partner Reading UK CIC. Thanks, you’ve made this first year special

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