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SITELINES presents River Tours

by Stan's Cafe

9 Sep 2023-10 Sep 2023

“The next big town as the river flows on is Reading. 'The river is dirty and dismal here. One does not linger in the neighbourhood of Reading’ that’s not me saying that, that’s J in Three Men In A Boat, and it’s been good enough for people since the Saxons. Fertile land, excellent transport links and riverside views”. 

What makes a river special is what happens along it, on it and in it. 

Spend a relaxing and engaging hour with Craig Stephens, from the theatre company Stan’s Cafe, as he takes us on a trip down the river thames. Our journey, brimming with nature, history, inspiring art and design, tales of sewerage and ceaseless human invention is illustrated by a beautiful 1.7m long textile ribbon map made by the artist Vicky Roden. Beautifully written, engagingly performed, witty and educational. This simple piece of documentary storytelling is a high quality treat. 

“Wonderful […] Inspirational performance full of charm and humour, brilliant, mind expanding writing and stunning needlework.”  Audience Member 

Stan’s Cafe have been making and touring original theatre from their base in Birmingham for over 30 years. Their playful, inventive performances have toured the world.

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September, 12 noon & 3pm.

Location: 1st Reading Sea Scouts Boathouse, The Warren, Caversham
Running times: 55 mins
Age guidance: all ages

Please note: This is a static show that happens outdoors in location by the Thames but does not leave the river bank!

Access: Wheelchair users can be accommodated but via a chair lift. Please contact South Street on 0118 937 3456 if you wish to talk this through prior to booking.