Thursday, 30 March 2017

Chesterton's kindly sleuth pits his wits against 'body snatcher'

Chesterton's kindly sleuth pits his wits against 'body snatcher'

Father Brown — The Curse of the Invisible Man / Theatre Royal, Windsor / Monday, March 27 IT’S always fun to try and play amateur detective along with a whodunnit and watching GK Chesterton’s Father Brown at work was no exception. Ella Hope has an...
Concert transported everyone around the world — and back

Concert transported everyone around the world — and back

HYF Proms Kenton Theatre Wednesday, March 15 THE theme of this year’s festival was “Journeys” — and in my mind I definitely spent the evening being transported around the world by the wonderfully varied music and the young, committed, classically...
Phone home! E.T.'s not really very nice

Phone home! E.T.'s not really very nice

“IS there life on Mars?” sang David Bowie in 1971. Five years later, NASA’s twin Viking probes orbited the planet for more than a month before successfully sending down landers. The images sent back caused a revolution in our ideas about water on...
Review: HYF Sing

Review: HYF Sing

THIS event put the spotlight on the singing talent of local children. 

Game of two halves is playful all wright

Game of two halves is playful all wright

TALK about a game of two halves! Improbable Fiction is really two consecutive plays but completely dependent on each other. This is Alan Ayckbourn at his most playful, throwing away the rulebook and starting from scratch. It works rather like an eBay...

Winning band

A ROCK group made up of four teenagers won the Buckinghamshire Battle of the Bands competition on Saturday night. Dolly & the Dinosaur ...

Felix wins colouring prize

Felix wins colouring prize

A BOY from Wargrave won a children’s colouring competition hosted by a garden centre. One-year-old Felix Carter (front right), of East ...

Beat the Rush and catch F1 photographers' show

Beat the Rush and catch F1 photographers' show

WITH this Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix set to mark the start of the 2017 Formula One season, motor racing fans in Henley can look a ...

Schumann concert to mark Düsseldorf link

Schumann concert to mark Düsseldorf link

THE Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra (APO) will mark the 70th anniversary of the twinning of Reading and Düsseldorf with a performance ...

Folk partnership has Spanned the years

Folk partnership has Spanned the years

TWO leading interpreters of the English folk music tradition have embarked on a rare UK tour that will bring them to Nettlebed Village ...

Hippos at Hexagon

Hippos at Hexagon

COMEDIAN and children’s author David Walliams has seen another of his books adapted for the stage — and on Wednesday it is playing at ...

Ex-Henley Youth Festival star shines brighter still

Ex-Henley Youth Festival star shines brighter still

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Reading Youth Orchestra, Great Hall, University of Reading, Saturday, March 18 SATURDAY’S spring concert by Reading Youth Orchestra in ...

On the page and on the stage, Jane's still goth what it takes

On the page and on the stage, Jane's still goth what it takes

ALTHOUGH it has been 200 years since her death, Jane Austen has in her writing simultaneously encapsulated the era in which she lived ...

Town proves a source of inspiration for art guild

Town proves a source of inspiration for art guild

THREE local artists have welcomed the chance to celebrate all things Henley as part of a 10-day exhibition opening tomorrow (Saturday)....

Baritone's getting to grips with Schubert

Award winning baritone brings Schwannengesang to Maidenhead

ONE of Britain’s finest young baritones is in concert at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead on Thursday (March 23). Marcus ...

Soloists bringing depth and power to tragic tale

Soloists bringing depth and power to tragic tale

THE soloist playing the Queen of Carthage in Henley Choral Society’s forthcoming production of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas can ...

Love, life and other everyday disasters

Love, life and other everyday disasters

THE Chiltern Players’ spring production is Duets — a comedy in four acts by Olivier Award-nominated playwright Peter Quilter. The play ...

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