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Introducing your Queens-in-Waiting for 2016

Here Come the Queens(-in-Waiting) The tension has just been unbearable, but we are chuffed to bits to announce our 2016 Queens-in-Waiting. Hurrah!   As soon as you read all about them, you’ll be desperate to buy tickets, so before you … Continue reading

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Alternative Queen of Reading 2016: We’re baaaAAAaaaack…

Yes, we’re pleased to announce that Alt Queen will be returning on Sunday 24th July as part of Reading Fringe Festival! Once again, we’ll be looking to showcase the weird, wonderful and downright eccentric side of Reading.  Be you man, woman, … Continue reading

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Alternative Queen 2016

Greetings Alt Queen friends and fans! As you’ve probably realised, we are unfortunately unable to bring you Alt Queen 2016 on the weekend of International Women’s Day (8th March) as we normally do, because the Queen’s courtiers are flat out … Continue reading

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Missed the event?

Couldn’t make the event? Fortunately for you we have this handy Storify so you can relive the fun! [View the story “Alternative Queen of Reading 2015″ on Storify]

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We have a winner!

We’re pleased to announce that the Alternative Queen of Reading 2015 is……….. GOG! Who impressed the judges – and the crowd – with her Welsh wit and folksy ways. All Hail Queen Gog! Long May She Reign (until next year…) … Continue reading

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We’re feeling the Local Love!

Local businesses have been very kindly donating prizes to Friday night’s raffle.  Prizes include tickets to local events, books by local authors, kitchen equipment, beer, and even a round of golf! Plus, of course, your very own, exclusive and collectible, Alternative … Continue reading

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Introducing the contestants!

Penelope Porchetta:  Confessions of a serial dieter Having supported Alt Queen for the past two years, Penelope has decided to take the plunge and join in the fun, hoping her love/hate relationship with food will strike a chord with the audience. It … Continue reading

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Live tweeting

So, if you’re one of those who would LOVE to come on the 6th, but just simply CANNOT make the event (pah) – those lovely local people over at AltReading magazine will be live tweeting the event. So follow @altreading for updates … Continue reading

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TIckets now onsale!

Yep, TICKETS ARE NOW ONSALE for Alternative Queen 2015!  They’re £8 in advance, £10 on the door. And until 14th Feb you can get your £8 ticket with no booking fee  And even better – if you have 9 friends, why … Continue reading

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And the 2014 winner is…

Bow down to Robyn Thick! Yes, last night Robyn Thick was crowned Alternative Queen of Reading, with her take on the controversial hit song #blurredlines Asking #whoselineisitanyway, Robyn’s comedy take poked fun at the posturing of the original whilst making … Continue reading

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