Venues

WELCOME DANCE

Friday Night
Hardcastle Hall at Abbey School

RSX 2018 is kicking off at Hardcastle Hall at the Abbey School. It was such a treat to dance here last year, with it’s delightful wooden floor and high airy ceiling, we couldn’t resist using this venue again.

Within walking distance from town, you can also reach Kendrick Road by bus if you prefer.

ADDRESS   SCHEDULE
17 Kendrick Road Doors Open: 8.00pm
Reading Band Starts: 9.00pm
RG1 5DZ <Map> Event Ends: 12.00am

Please Note: There is no bar at this event.

 

SATURDAY BASE CAMP

Saturday Daytime
Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC)

We’ve relocated our base camp this year to RISC, now even closer to the heart of Reading’s town centre.

RISC will also double up as our taster class venue ensuring base camp and tasters are conveniently located in one place.

RISC is a Development Education Centre working with local communities and schools to raise the profile of global issues and promote action for sustainability and human rights.

Downstairs you’ll find the Global Cafe – one of Reading’s most exciting and unique independent cafe-bars. This fully licensed venue provides an extensive range of traditional food and drink throughout the day, plus a wide range of locally-sourced, fair trade and organic beers, wines, spirits, coffees and teas.  The cafe is home to Tutu’s Ethiopian Table which offers delicious, award-winning, genuine Ethiopian cuisine.

RISC is also home to one of the UK’s largest Fair Trade and ethical shops. The World Shop sells an eclectic range of fair trade gifts, including; food, confectionery, fabrics, home and garden, books, toys, jewellery, clothing and much more.

BASE CAMP ADDRESS   SCHEDULE
35-39 London Street Doors Open: 10.30am
Reading Venue Closes: 4.30pm
RG1 4PS <Map>

RSX BALL

Saturday Night
St. Laurence Church

Reading Swing Exchange 2016

St. Laurence Church has been such a hit for the last two years that we’re back here again for our 2018 RSX Ball! Dress to impress and join us for the highlight of the weekend as we enjoy an evening of live music and dancing!

St Laurence is located in the heart of Reading Town Center and just a short stroll from the Reading Train Station. This beautiful 900 year old building has been wonderfully modernised inside to include a fast wood laminate floor that will be a real treat to dance on.

We will be making full use of the church kitchen to keep you hydrated with beverages as well as cakes and snacks throughout the evening to fuel your happy feets!

ADDRESS   SCHEDULE
Friar Street Doors Open: 8.00pm
Reading Band Starts: 9.00pm
RG1 1DA <Map> Event Ends: 12.00am

Please Note: Due to venue restrictions this event is alcohol free. There is no bar at St Laurence Church. Please do not bring or consume any alcohol in this building.

 

BLUES JAM

Saturday Late Night
Watlington House Community Hall

Reading Swing Exchange 2016

After the Ball we’ll be taking a leisurely 10min walk over to Watlington House Community Hall, to continue the party into the wee hours of the morning. Expect a chilled out and cozy blues vibe to keep you dancing throughout the night.

The Community Hall is another thriving community hub that supports many local groups including Reading’s own swing scene with Reading Swing Jam and All Jazzed Up making the most of this venue’s smooth floor, and we’re glad to be supporting this local gem again this year!

ADDRESS   SCHEDULE
Entry via South Street Doors Open: 12.00am
Reading Band Starts: 12.30am
RG1 4RJ <Map> Event Ends: 3.00am

Please Note: There is no bar at this event, you may bring your own drinks. Tea, coffee, water and squash will be available throughout this event.

 

TEA DANCE

Sunday Afternoon
Hardcastle Hall at Abbey School

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You can enjoy a lie-in on Sunday morning as we’ll be enjoying a relaxed afternoon dance at the light and airy Hardcastle Hall.

Of course, no tea dance would be complete with out cakes and sweet treats and we plan to keep you all suitably fueled throughout the afternoon with as much tea as you can drink.

We’re also delighted to have Express Mobile Spa pampering our guests on our final day. Enjoy a seated head, neck and shoulders massage or perhaps a relaxing foot massage: 10 minute massage just £10 and 20 minutes only £15. Sign up on the day, first-come-first-served. You can find Express Mobile Spa in the foyer of Hardcastle Hall.

ADDRESS   SCHEDULE
17 Kendrick Road Doors Open: 1.00pm
Reading Band Starts: 1.30pm
RG1 5DZ <Map> Event Ends: 4.00pm

Please Note: There is no bar at this event. Tea, coffee, water and squash will be available throughout this event.

 

FAREWELL BLUES JAM

Sunday Evening
Oakford Social Club

Reading Swing Exchange 2018 will be winding down with our Farewell Blues Jam at the Oakford Social Club. Situated conveniently opposite the train station, it’s the perfect place to top up those pre-travel appetites with a shared meal and last dances as we say goodbye to old friends and new.

Recently re-designed and renovated, the Oakford now boasts a new dance floor, and provides a warm and welcoming local hub for live music and indie events.

ADDRESS   SCHEDULE
53 Balgrave Street Event Starts: 4.00pm
Reading Event Ends: 7.00pm
RG1 1PZ <Map>

Please Note: This is a fully licenced venue. Please do not bring your own drinks or food to this venue.

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