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RFT features on the March What’s On Reading podcast

RFT Chair, Juliet Hanfling celebrates our big birthday alongside two other local ‘institutions’, the Purple Turtle and Basildon Park! Listen here:

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Support RFT through the Reading Community Lottery

You can now support RFT and win up to £25,000 in the new Reading Community Lottery which is an initiative to support local good causes in Reading. Tickets cost only £1 per week and 50p of every ticket goes to your chosen good cause i.e. RFT. Every ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning. The first Reading Community Lottery draw is on Sat 28 March at 8pm so join now to have a chance of winning while supporting …

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Looking for a new Membership Secretary

RFT is run by an amazing team of volunteers and we have some vacancies for the autumn season. 

We're currently looking for  a Membership Secretary whose main tasks include updating the membership list, running/organising the membership desk on film nights and promoting the benefits of RFT membership to the wider community.

If you would like to know more please email with the name of the role you would like information about in the subject bar. The deadline for applications …

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RFT talks to Breeze Radio

RFT Chairperson Juliet Hanfling spoke to Breeze radio this week. She discussed the nearly 50 year history of RFT, the kinds of films we show and our typical audiences. You can read the associated article and hear the interview here.…

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Matt Rodda MP to speak at “I, Daniel Blake” Q&A

RFT’s decision to screen I, Daniel Blake at RFT for a second time on Thurs 13th September at 7:30pm, coincided with the facebook release of a Parliamentary speech by Matt Rodda, MP for Reading East, formally asking the House to vote for a pause in the ‘rollout’ of Universal Credit (UC) benefits. This juxtaposition of events prompted RFT to invite both Matt Rodda and Readifood manager Alison Peyton to the upcoming screening on September 13th. The storyline of I,

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