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2011 Calendar of RASPO Performances

Thursday 25 August 2011 4.30pm - 7.30pm
Broad Street East, Reading outside M&S

Hear RASPO's championship rendition of Destra's 'Calling Meh' arranged by New York's Iman Pascall. RASPO needs your support to take part in the annual national competition for steel bands on Saturday 27 August at Kensal Rise London. More...

Friday 26 August 2011 12noon - 3pm
Butter Market, Market Place, Readng

RASPO second preview will hone the final notes for the National Steelband Championship. The event is free of charge. CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

Saturday 27 August 2011
1pm - 6pm FREE
Please note change of times
Hormiman's Pleasance Park, Kensal Road, London NW10 5DB
How to get there

Sunday 10 July 2011
Christchurch Meadows, Caversham, Reading

RASPO Steel Orchestra - Floating Stage 6pm approx
The Readipop Picnic is the official Caversham Festival finale event from midday to 7pm. Kicking off with The Picnic Parade there will be four stages of live music, food stands, fun and games with a Children's Area and kids workshops. RASPO will close the floating (boat) stage at around 6pm.

Sunday 3 July 2011
Cowley Road, Littlemore, Oxford OX4

RASPO Steel Orchestra - Main Stage 2.10pm
Carnival Network South East - CNSE will stage its inaugural Carnival Gala 2011 during the Oxford, Cowley Road Carnival on Sunday 3 July 2011. The event features a street procession; a live stage featuring an opening performance from RASPO Steel Orchestra

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June 2011
RASPO Performances 12.30pm-2.30pm Broad Street East (outside M&S) Reading

Eat Reading is a programme of exciting, fun events and activities, celebrating all aspects of food in Reading. With an emphasis on sourcing, growing, buying, cooking, eating and drinking quality food. Featuring performance from RASPO Steel Orchestra on both days, this FREE event is not to be missed.

CRICKET DAY 2011 Eversley CC vs Lashings World XI
Friday 3 June 2011
The Frog and Wicket, Eversley

RASPO Steel Band will entertain cricket fans at an all day world class cricket event hosted by the Frog and Wicket in Eversley.

Steel Pan Music Workshops
Tuesday 31 May 2-3pm 7-11yrs, 3.15-4.15pm 11-18yrs
Thursday 2 June 2-3pm 7-11yrs, 3.15-4.15pm 11-18yrs
Watlington Hall, 44 Watlington Street, Reading

Holiday workshops for children of all ages who want to try out learning to play steel pans. Friendly tutors and instruments provided. To book call Reading Borough Council on 0118 937 2771

The Rally Show
Saturday 14 May 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Cornbury Park, Charlbury, West Oxfordshire OX7 3E

The Rally Show is a Motorsport Festival with two days of non stop live action. The event is a unique celebration of motor sport set in the spectacular grounds of one of Oxfordshire's finest stately homes. With amusements, trade stands, car club displays, camping and a performance from RASPO Steel Orchestra The Rally Show is a great weekend for all the family.

Reading Half Marathon
Sunday 20 March 2011 8.30am - 1pm

Green Park, Reading

RASPO Steel Orchestra will entertain runners for the annual half marathon event in Reading.

Reading Rock Academy
Sunday 20 February 2011 7.30pm

The Hexagon, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
Tickets £7.50 plus booking fee

RASPO Steel Orchestra will perform as special guests at Reading Rock Academy's Battle of the School Bands. The event is the second annual school band competition finale at The Hexagon featuring the top five school bands in the region. More...

Tickets are available for advanced sales only for £7.50 plus booking fee from The Hexagon Box Office on or call 0118 960 60 60.

See Reading Rock Academy web site.

Runners warm up dance to RASPO music

Runners warm up dance to RASPO music

Battle of the School Bands

Battle of the Bands Finale posster

Reading Rock Academy's
Battle of the School Bands
Sun 20 Feb 2011 7.30pm

RASPO Steel Orchestra

The Hexagon, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
Tickets GBP7.50 +booking fee