It is getting cold.
The shops are full of knick knacks.
Beers all have funny names or spices or both.

And we have lots of events coming up. At the very least some music, a book launch and our seasonal Launchpad fundraiser - the Giving Tree and mince pie competition.

Next weekend we have BIGG, Minor Mountains, The Dirty Dead & Radiosaurus causing merry mayhem and all being well there will be more music in December.

Two Rivers Press will be celebrating the launch of "Whispers of Better Things" with us on December 4th. We will be finding out about the lives of the Hills and how they shaped local and national ideas on community.

If you haven't got involved before the Giving Tree is your chance to donate food and toiletries for the homeless and needy in Reading. We will be launching it on Sunday December 10th with the decoration of the pub Yule tree and closing it on Friday 22nd December with the mince pie competition (details to follow).