Next Meetup

Jam with Ken Thompson
• What we'll do Ken Thompson hosts a Jazz Jam on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All players welcome for a wide range of styles: swing, contemporary or funky. Backline, PA and drum-kit are provided -- just bring your instrument. Come along at 8.30 for a 9pm start! • What to bring A jazzy instrument or voice! • Important to know Free entry. Any instrument and any level.

Global Cafe

35-39 London Street · Reading

What we're about

Global Cafe is one of Reading’s most exciting and unique independent cafe-bars. We sell a wide range of locally sourced, fair trade and organic beers, wines, spirits, coffees and teas. Genuine Ethiopian cuisine is served thanks to Tutu's Ethiopian Table.

Events at global cafe

On evenings and weekends we host a eclectic selection of music and performances from all around the world. We regularly put on local bands, DJs, spoken word, poetry, from folk and psychedelic to electronica and drum n bass.

Anyone who wants to play at the cafe, we’re keen to hear from you! Contact us at for further information or to arrange an event.

RISC organises a variety of events and exhibitions on global issues to increase public understanding of the economic, political social and environmental forces, which shape all our lives. We create a platform of speakers from the Majority World (Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America), organise workshops, feasts, films and meetings that inform people about how we can take action to create a more just, equal and sustainable world.

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