Third Thursday, 19 May 2011

Dear friend,

Jelly and Reading UK CIC are delighted to once again invite you to our next Third Thursday event on 19 May, at 5pm, the launch of The Whiteknights Studio Trail, sponsored by Haslams Estate Agents.

The Whiteknights Studio Trail in its eleventh year, is an annual walking tour of artists’ studios in the University area every June. A good selection of the 33 artists from the trail will be exhibiting a taster of their work in ‘The Walk’ from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday 19th May.  There will also be demonstrations throughout the evening of pottery, painting and beadwork. 

One of Reading’s longest established estate agents, Haslams, is proud to be sponsoring the launch event for the Whiteknights Studio Trail.  To find out more about how Haslams can help you with selling, buying, letting or renting a property, please visit www.haslams.net

During the evening Two Rivers Press will be unveiling their new poetry book ‘Reading Poetry: an anthology’ and two local poets will be performing poems during the evening, Susan Utting at 6pm and Lesley Saunders at 7pm.  As always there will be a chance to sample some of the finest wine from local award winning wine merchant Vintage Roots whilst listening to live music.The Whiteknights exhibition will also be open at the weekend Saturday 21st May 10am to 4pm and will include a weaving demonstration by Christine Brewster.  This years Whiteknights Studio Trail is on Sat 18 & Sun 19 June 11- 6pm, full details can be found on the website

Third Thursday does not end at 8pm; you can continue on with opportunities to take part in two music based events. Firstly, if you fancy taking the plunge at Samba, try Samba 101, a beginners workshop and gig based at South Street Arts Centre, Reading.  It’s an open event – part introduction to the beatroots style of samba drumming, part workshop, part gig, part party!  This workshop is suitable for complete beginners, rusty drummers and those that just want a new challenge. The workshop part will act as a complete introduction to playing in a samba ‘bateria’ and act as induction to the band.  Full details and costs are available here

If playing in a band is your dream, you could always join the Weekend Warriors Launch night from 7pm @ Plugnplay studios, Full details can be found  here

We hope you can make it to our special evening launching the Whiteknights Studio Trail, sponsored by Haslams