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Yes, Alternative Queen of Reading is BACK!

Kelly and Bubbles

The first Alternative Queen of Reading, Dame La Reine, is quizzed by compère, Bubbles

On March 7 2014, to celebrate International Women’s Day, Alternative Queen returns to showcase the weird, the wonderful and the downright eccentric side of Reading. The event will raise money for SupportU, the South East’s LGBT health and wellbeing centre, and Rosa, which supports projects that benefit women and girls in the UK.

This year’s competition will feature seven contestants battling it out to win the crown and be hailed Alternative Queen of Reading 2014!

The Alt Queen 2013 contestants pay obeisance to their Queen

The Alt Queen 2013 contestants pay obeisance to their Queen

Joining them will be a host of local acts, including German chanteuse The Berlin Baroness and the World’s Worst Boyband™ No Direction.

There will also be a charity raffle, to help raise additional funds for our chosen charities, whilst giving you the chance to take home a memento!


Raffle prizes include:AFH goodies_small

  • signed books by local poet and author AF Harrold
  • jewellery provided by designer Marianne Lindsay
  • two tickets to Comedy and Curry
  • two all access all areas tickets to the Reading Fringe Festival
  • Jelly Arts voucher for either a private printing lesson or entry to a children’s workshop
  • a voucher for a buffet and drinks night at the Rising Sun pub
  • a limited edition Alternative Queen of Reading mug!
  • Plus more!

So if you enjoy an evening of cabaret, comedy, and undoubtedly some slightly odd stuff, then buy your tickets now for a celebration of women and all that is wonderful!

 Event Details

March 7 2014


Shehnai, 75-77 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4QA

Alternative Queen of Reading is proud to be raising money for SupportU and Rosa


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