Category Archives: Event

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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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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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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Feeling the local love

Reading is full of generous people and businesses – having gone around with the begging role for the charity raffle, I’ve managed to amass a surprisingly large selection of items. So, for your chance to win one/all of the following, … Continue reading

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Alt Queen Dame La Reine and her entourage

Dame La Reine is back this year, as judge and also as performer. In honour of her burlesque début at last year’s Alternative Queen, La Reine will be performing her winning act – Special K – but this time she’ll … Continue reading

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Meet your Alternative Queens-in-Waiting!

Yes, we’re pleased to announce the contestants willing to share their thoughts, bare their souls, and generally entertain in the name of womankind! In no particular order, here are your Queens-in-waiting: Elsie Fanackerpants Annabella Di Pollo Dr. Frank N Shelley … Continue reading

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Roll up, roll up – tickets with no booking fee for a limited time only!

Yep, that’s right – until 24th Feb you can get your very reasonably priced ticket for only £8. And just to make it easy for you, we’ve plopped the booking link on every page – and it’s here too: BUY ME Don’t forget … Continue reading

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