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The Crowning Glory

This is it – the Alternative Queen of Reading crown is complete! Designer Diana McAlister has spent the last month creating this beauty.  Made with sterling silver, brass and 24 carat gold leaf, any Queen should be quite happy to … 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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Well, this was unexpected – not only have those splendid people down at The Rising Sun pub in Reading offered a pretty spanky raffle prize, they’ve ALSO offered to throw us an after show party!!! Albeit the evening after… So, … Continue reading

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Queens for a day

Nothing makes a girls’ weekend more than trying on a crown. Popping into the Alexandra Vintage opening on Saturday, I found myself whisked upstairs into the magical workshop of Jelly director Suzanne Stallard. Suzanne, who jumped at the chance to … Continue reading

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Ever fancied yourself a muse?

It’s only fair the winner of Reading’s first Alternative Queen be immortalised in art.  And who better to deliver on this than Reading’s very own artist and photographer, Salvo Toscano? Salvo has been a photographer for many years, and enjoys … Continue reading

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The Crowning Glory!

Now we wouldn’t want any old crown to top the head of Reading’s first Alternative Queen, would we? So imagine how chuffed we were when Suzanne Stallard, Director of local arts venture Jelly agreed to hand make our crown. Suzanne, … Continue reading

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