Friday, 21 July 2017

Top notch cast marry high notes and humour for a fun night out

Top notch cast marry high notes and humour for a fun night out

The Wedding Singer | Wycombe Swan | Tuesday, July 11 THE Wedding Singer is a template musical to a certain extent — you can pretty much work out how it will end after about 20 minutes. But it is a fun show with lots of laughs and, with this company, a...
The menopausal mum versus the 10-year-old teen

The menopausal mum versus the 10-year-old teen

By the time my daughter (the TYOT) was four years old, I was 42 and there was already something of the adolescent about her. She’d win every argument with her infallible logic, be it about bedtime (“Nine is fine”), too much sugar in her diet “Sugar is...

Embarrassing to look at but not invisible... yet

Embarrassing to look at but not invisible... yet

KIDS can be so cruel. And not just to each other, either. Take my two. My daughter, the 10-year-old teenager, usually never even notices I’m there, let alone cares enough to pass rough judgement on my appearance. And my sunshiney seven-year-old son...

All hail the later mater!

All hail the later mater!

Today I bought my first packet of Tena Lady all-in-one undies. Now this may not seem like a big deal to many of you — and, let’s face it, in the scheme of things it really matters not a jot, what with the world plummeting towards nuclear destruction...

River runs through story of new album

River runs through story of new album

HENLEY singer-songwriter Megan Henwood has a new album in the works — and will be previewing tracks from it at Nettlebed Village Club on Monday night. Recorded at Henwood Studios near Wallingford, River is set for release in the autumn and will be...

Inspiration is never far to seek for Watlington artist

Inspiration is never far to seek for Watlington artist

JAMES Kelso’s Watlington house is his gallery — it seems every wall space is put to use. Some 50 paintings that span 40 years of the ...

Willy's demise is as devastating as ever

Willy's demise is as devastating as ever

Death of a Salesman | Oxford Playhouse | Tuesday, July 11 WE think a lot has changed in 70 years, but really it hasn’t. Arthur ...

Prop stars have still got magic

Prop stars have still got magic

Pet Shop Boys | Henley Festival | Thursday, July 6 WHAT do the Pet Shop Boys mean to you? It’s fairly safe to ask that question given ...

Flashes of lightning that show Blessed has cracked Christie

Flashes of lightning that show Blessed has cracked Christie

Spider’s Web | The Mill at Sonning | Wednesday, July 12 THUNDER, lightning, a crazy but strangely relevant soundtrack, jokes. Yes, ...

Hundreds have a splash about on the river at fun annual rag regatta

Hundreds have a splash about on the river at fun annual rag regatta

HUNDREDS of people made the most of the hot weather as they took part in the annual Wargrave rag regatta. Children and families were ...

Children learn about bees at film screening

Children learn about bees at film screening

MORE than 100 children enjoyed a screening of a film about bees at the Regal Picturehouse in Henley. Henley in Bloom combined with the ...

Blues legend at the half dozen

Blues legend at the half dozen

THE UK’s number one blues harmonica player, Paul Jones will be in concert with the Digby Fairweather Half Dozen at Goring Village Hall ...

Twenty years of opera at house

Twenty years of opera at house

THE grounds of Stubbings House will play host to a pair of touring opera productions next weekend. Stubbings Opera was founded in 1997 ...

Bereavement issue is swept under the rug

Bereavement issue is swept under the rug

Nesting | The Watermill Theatre | Bagnor THE Watermill at Bagnor has a fine reputation for touring theatre, and its latest touring ...

Hot and happy send-off as choir gets ready to set sail for France

Hot and happy send-off as choir gets ready to set sail for France

South Chiltern Choral Society | Queen Anne’s School, Caversham | Saturday, July 8 HOT and happy are the words that best describe this ...

Youth hostels show will 'float your boat'

Youth hostels show will 'float your boat'

A MUSICAL history of youth hostelling is coming to Henley’s Eyot Centre on Wednesday (July 19), courtesy of a theatre company that ...

Queen of funk has no Prince

Queen of funk has no Prince

Chaka Khan | Henley Festival | Friday, July 7 EVEN at the ripe age of 64, Chaka Khan, the “Queen of Funk” herself, careered youthfully ...

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Theatre music

A SINGING afternoon featuring songs from Broadway musicals will be held in Charvil. The event, which will be run by choir leader Suzanne Newman, will take place on Saturday, ... [more]

 

Ballet classes

A NEW ballet class for elderly people will be held in Wargrave. Wargrave Swans, which will be led by dance teacher Stephanie Bell, will take place at Hennerton Golf Club on ... [more]

 

Young visitors

Pupils from a Wargrave school visited residents at a care home in the village. The children from Robert Piggott Junior School in School Hill spent the day at The Mount on Friday, ... [more]

 

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