Reading, Berkshire

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; On 20 May 2007, Bloc Party headlined on the ''In New Music We Trust'' stage at the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend in Preston (Preston, Lancashire). They also performed at the UK leg of Live Earth on 7 July 2007 at Wembley Stadium.

Live Earth – Bloc Party publisher BBC accessdate 4 May 2008 Furthermore, the band played sets at T in the Park and Oxegen 07 (Oxegen 2007) that same weekend, <


news+book

book-launch-battle-hospital-history.php title Book Launch: Battle Hospital History work Royal Berkshire Hospital publisher NHS (National Health Service) accessdate 25 April 2007 archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20070927222759 http: www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk news book-launch-battle-hospital-history.php archivedate 27 September 2007 Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust runs a NHS hospital, Prospect Park Hospital

Berkshire Hospital , founded in 1839 and much enlarged and rebuilt since. A second major NHS general hospital, the Battle Hospital, closed in 2005.


early plays

, 18 January 2001, accessed November 30, 2011 Wilson's early plays, the one-act ''Girl Mad as Pigs'' and the two-act ''Ella Daybellfesse's Machine'', were first produced at UEA in, respectively, June and November 1967. Two years later, a second one-act play, ''Between the Acts'', was first produced in Canterbury, at the University of Kent. birth_date birth_place Reading


study film

school at the respected Chelsea Art College before moving to Brighton to study film and music at art school, where his experimental work led him to produce multi-media work centred on sound and video installations, animations and performance. background group_or_band origin Reading (Reading, Berkshire), England genre Alternative rock, Indie (Indie rock) '''Morning Runner''' was an alternative rock band from Reading


popular books

nearby. birth_date ), also known as '''Raj Persaud''' (Hindi: राज परसौद), born 13 May 1963, Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Berkshire is an English consultant psychiatrist, broadcaster, and author of popular books about psychiatry. DATE OF BIRTH 1963-05-13 PLACE OF BIRTH Reading, Berkshire Reading


classical training

, a contemporary art gallery in East London. Early life Diament grew up in Berkshire http: www.bbc.co.uk berkshire content articles 2004 12 10 temposhark_interview_feature.shtml Information taken from BBC Online Berkshire section and began to play classical piano (his first instrument) at the age of four. Diament's classical training continued in piano and violin, whilst at the same time he learnt to sing in a local church choir. http: www.strangefascination.co.uk interviews_page.php?interview_index 3 Information sourced from StrangeFascination.co.uk interview with Diament Songwriting soon followed but Diament only began to record his music at the age of thirteen. At his secondary school in Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Diament met Luke Busby for the first time, his later collaborator in Temposhark, but interestingly the two never collaborated until leaving school many years later. http: www.getreading.co.uk entertainment livemusic 10 10907 feeding_frenzy_for_temposhark Information taken from Reading Evening Post interview with Temposhark 2004 Diament and Busby also studied alongside Hollywood actress Natalie Dormer. As reported in the Windsor Express newspaper on Friday 21st March 2008 However, Diament sang in a number of rock bands and became a regular concertgoer in the town, best known for the annual rock festival Reading Festival. In his later teens, Diament's live performances in London and Reading (Reading, Berkshire) had attracted much interest from both high profile musicians and music industry professionals alike, which led to the recording of his debut EP. http: www.robdiament.com Information taken from Diament's official website Early musical career Diament first arrived on the music scene in 1999 with his debut piano-oriented solo EP 'Seven Years Running' produced by Anthony Amos. Following this release, he further developed his sound on tour in North America and returned to London in 2000 to record a selection of new songs with producer Stuart Epps (Elton John Robbie Williams) before spending the following two years writing and recording with Killing Joke member and award winning producer, Youth aka Martin Glover. http: www.robdiament.com downloads Information taken from Diament's official website In 2000, British pop culture magazine ''The Face'' highlighted Diament as an artist to watch and "songwriter of genius". Rob Diament - words Around this time, Diament began to spend time in Brighton collaborating on a number of art, music and performance projects with old Reading (Reading, Berkshire) school friend Luke Busby and Busby's fellow art student Natasha Kahn, now known for her project Bat for Lashes. http: www.arjanwrites.com arjanwrites 2007 12 free-download-3.html As mentioned in Robert Diament's guest blog on USA pop music blog ArjanWrites.com December 29th 2007 This led Diament and Busby to study music in London at University of Westminster where Temposhark was formed in 2004. Diament and Busby both graduated in 2005 with First Class Honours. Other key bands artists that studied alongside them were The Departure, Pure Reason Revolution, Kevin Mark Trail (The Streets) and Emmy The Great. Busby grew up in Buckinghamshire BBC Online Berkshire section and was classically trained from an early age in trumpet (his first instrument), piano and cello. StrangeFascination.co.uk interview with Busby Busby was introduced to music by his father, Sid Busby, the world famous Jazz trumpet player, renowned for his successful Hollywood jazz albums. Throughout his childhood, Busby would often perform trumpet live with his father as part of a big band ensemble. The father and son also collaborated in 2001 on Sid Busby's album 'A Time For Love' on an orchestral track written by Luke Busby and recorded at CTS and Lansdowne (Lansdowne Studios) recording studios in London. ''Reading Evening Post'' interview with Temposhark 2004 In 2006 Busby's trumpet skills were further demonstrated on two Temposhark remixes for artists Camille (Camille (singer)) and Kate Havnevik. It was at his secondary school in Reading (Reading, Berkshire), where he met his later collaborator Robert Diament (Temposhark) for the first time but interestingly the two never collaborated until leaving school many years later. In his teens, Busby's creative interests developed into art and film making as well as scoring music for film (in recent interviews he has often expressed an interest in writing musical scores for films). Busby's interest in computer programming and production intensified whilst studying Music Technology at A Level (Advanced Level (UK)). Upon leaving school Busby went to art school at the respected Chelsea Art College before moving to Brighton to study film and music at art school, where his experimental work led him to produce multi-media work centred on sound and video installations, animations and performance. background group_or_band origin Reading (Reading, Berkshire), England genre Alternative rock, Indie (Indie rock) '''Morning Runner''' was an alternative rock band from Reading (Reading, Berkshire), England. They released one album, ''Wilderness Is Paradise Now'', following top 20 single (Single (music)) "Burning Benches", before their split in late 2007 due to commercial pressures from their record label, Parlophone. Origin and early years (2003&ndash;2005) Morning Runner met in Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Berkshire, while in different bands. Pianist Chris "Fields" Wheatcroft moved to Reading from Salisbury, where he had dropped out of his classical music course, and singer guitarist Matthew Greener moved there with his parents in his early teens. Ali Clewer, drummer, and bassist Tom Derrett are from Reading originally. Beginnings of a second album and the end of Morning Runner (2006&ndash;2007) The band began working on their second album in September 2006. At the beginning of 2007 they played two intimate shows to showcase their new material, one on January 26 at the South Street Arts Centre in Reading (Reading, Berkshire), and the other on February 26 at The Zodiac (The Zodiac (club)) in Oxford. Following more gigs in June and July, the songwriting stage of the next album was said to be nearing completion, and by August the band were seeking a record producer to work with. St. Aubyn was undoubtedly assisted in developing his career by his family’s prominence in Devon and Cornwall, and particularly in Devonport (Devonport, Devon), where they were the major landowners. He practised chiefly in London and developed a practice which extended all over southern England, but he also kept an office in Devonport for part of his career, and he was employed particularly extensively in Devon and Cornwall. Apart from this local connection, there are clusters of his work in Gloucestershire (no doubt deriving from his years in Fulljames’ office), Kent, Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire. *Holy Innocents Church (Holy Innocents Church, Tuck Hill), Tuck Hill, Shropshire: 1865 *All Saints Church (All Saints' Church, Reading), Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Berkshire: 1865-74 *St. John the Evangelist Church (St. John the Evangelist Church (St Ives, Cornwall)), St Ives (St Ives, Cornwall), Cornwall: 1866 *St Michael and All Angels Church (St Michael and All Angels Church, Galleywood Common), Galleywood Common, Essex: 1873 *St Giles' Church (St Giles' Church, Reading), Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Berkshire: rebuilding, 1873 *St Michael's Mount, Cornwall: addition of south-east wing for Sir J. St. Aubyn, 1874–80; further extended ca. 1930 *Middle Temple, London: new chambers on north side of Brick Court, 1882, Tudor; altered ca. 1950 after bomb damage *St Luke's Church (St Luke's Church, Reading), Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Berkshire: 1882 *Church, St Gluvias, Cornwall: 1882-83 He was born in Reading, Berkshire, the son of William White, a clothier of Reading, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Henry Kibblewhite of South Fawley, also in Berkshire. He was brought up in London. Sir Thomas was twice married, to Avicia (died 1558) and to Joan. Mark Noble p. 23, states that Joan married first Sir Ralph Warren (Ralph Warren (Lord Mayor)), and was called upon her monumnet "daughter and co-heiress of John Lake, of London, gent,"; but most of the Cromwell family pedigrees, and the visitation of Huntingdonshire in 1613, say she was daughter and co-heiress of John Trelake, alias Davy, of Cornwall, gent. She survived Sir Ralph, and re-married Sir Thomas White, knt. and died at her son-in-law Sir Henry Cromwell's (Henry Williams (alias Cromwell)) seat, at Hinchinbrook, 8 October, and was buried 4 November 1573, in the church of St. Swyth, leaving by her first husband one son, named Richard and a daughter, lady Joan, the wife of Sir Henry Cromwell, (Richard the son settled at Claybury, in Essex) and the daughter Joan was the grand-mother of Oliver Cromwell. Noble (p. 24.) states that all of this is mentioned in the inscription upon her monument, which read thus: Cox joined his home town club, Reading (Reading F.C.), at the age of nine. Checkendon is served by two bus routes: * Reading Transport route 142, Reading (Reading, Berkshire)-Woodcote-Checkendon Reading-buses.co.uk * White's Coaches route 145, Woodcote-Checkendon-Henley (Henley-on-Thames) Whitescoaches.com Hawk-Eye (w:Hawk-Eye), the company that was working on the goal-line technology that is already being used for line calls in tennis, reacted with disappointment: "I'm livid, it is completely out of the blue... A year ago they met and gave us four criteria to meet and we have met all of them, yet they have kicked it out now... We have invested an awful lot of money and now we have no return on that investment," director Paul Hawkins said. He said he was encouraged to continue research on the project only 10 days ago at a private showing for IFAB members at Reading's (w:Reading, Berkshire) Madejski Stadium (w:Madejski Stadium).


building offering

closure within two years. A second Kingston store was later opened in the former C & A building, offering a broader range of merchandise for the home. After Glastonbury, The Subways went on to play The Carling Weekend (Reading and Leeds Festivals) 2004 in both Reading (Reading, Berkshire) and Leeds, and then proceeded to play their very first (self funded) tour of the UK consisting of 35 dates. Image:Motorcycle parking.jpg thumb right Motorcycle parking


professional acting

, Berkshire. He began acting in amateur theatricals in 1875. Four years later he embarked on a professional acting career, making his London debut in 1881. He played many roles in the leading companies, including Sir Henry Irving's Lyceum (Lyceum Theatre, London). Born in Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Hancock joined


development activities

, USA). Until late 2003 the company had significant development activities in Mountain View (Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California) (California, USA), Reading (Reading, Berkshire) (UK (United Kingdom)) and Sydney (Australia), but all development has since been relocated to Atlanta. The company also maintains sales offices worldwide.


frequent local

and Harlington railway station . Today local public transport is largely by road, which is often affected by peak hour congestion in the borough. A frequent local bus network within the borough, and a less frequent network in the surrounding area, are provided by Reading Buses. Other bus operators include First (First Berkshire & The Thames Valley), Thames Travel and Newbury Buses. ReadiBus provides an on-demand transport service for disabled people in the Reading area

Reading, Berkshire

'''Reading''' ( ) is a large town (town status in the United Kingdom) and unitary authority area (unitary authorities of England) in the ceremonial county (Ceremonial counties of England) of Berkshire, England. It was an important centre in the medieval (Middle Ages) period, as the site of Reading Abbey, a monastery with strong royal connections. The town was seriously affected by the English Civil War, with a major siege and loss of trade, and played a pivotal role in the Revolution of 1688 (Glorious Revolution), with that revolution's only significant military action fought on the streets of the town. The 19th century saw the coming of the Great Western Railway and the development of the town's brewing, baking and seed growing businesses. Today Reading is a commercial centre, with involvement in information technology and insurance, and, despite its proximity to London, has a net inward commuter flow.

The first evidence for Reading as a settlement dates from the 8th century. By 1525, Reading was the largest town in Berkshire, and tax returns show that Reading was the 10th largest town in England when measured by taxable wealth. By 1611, it had a population of over 5000 and had grown rich on its trade in cloth. The 18th century saw the beginning of a major iron works in the town and the growth of the brewing trade for which Reading was to become famous. During the 19th century, the town grew rapidly as a manufacturing centre. It is ranked the UK's top economic area for economic success and wellbeing, according to factors such as employment, health, income and skills. PWC Demos Good Growth for Cities 2013 Reading is also a retail centre serving a large area of the Thames Valley, and is home to the University of Reading. Every year it hosts the Reading Festival (Reading and Leeds Festivals), one of England's biggest music festivals. Sporting teams based in Reading include Reading Football Club (Reading F.C.) and the London Irish rugby union team, and over 15,000 runners annually compete in the Reading Half Marathon.

The '''Borough of Reading''' has a population of 155,698 (2011 census) Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 17 June 2014 and the town formed the largest part of the Reading Wokingham Urban Area which had a population of 318,014 (2011 census). north from Basingstoke.

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