Monday, 25 June 2018

Divider and ruler are great theatre

Divider and ruler are great theatre

Handbagged | Theatre Royal, Windsor | Tuesday, June 19 I HAVE to admit, we were a little apprehensive at the prospect of lengthy dialogues between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher, anticipating a potentially dry two-hander, but this was a lively,...
True-life bookshop drama still leaps off the page

True-life bookshop drama still leaps off the page

84 Charing Cross Road | Oxford Playhouse | Wednesday, June 20“FEISTY New York script-reader seeks long-term relationship with buttoned-up English bookseller. Correspondence only.” If Helene Hanff had ever put an ad in a lonely hearts column it would...
Join walks book author for a ‘sample chapter’

Join walks book author for a ‘sample chapter’

THE author of a newly published book of family-friendly walks in the South Oxfordshire countryside is offering Henley Standard readers the chance to sample one of the chapters in real life later this month. John Prior’s Weekend Walks South of Oxford...
Former head unveils £1.4m music centre named after her

Former head unveils £1.4m school music centre named after her

A NEW £1.45million music centre has opened at Queen Anne’s School in Caversham. The Scott Music Centre is named after Audrey Scott, who was headmistress of the independent girls’ school from 1978 until 1993 and was invited to perform the opening...
My beautiful new home town

My beautiful new home town

MARY BERRY says she chose to move to Henley because of its beauty and suitability for walking. The television presenter and cook and her husband Paul Hunnings bought their new property last year and are having it renovated before they move in. Berry,...

Vintage commercial vehicles complete 34th run

Vintage commercial vehicles complete 34th run

MORE than 65 vintage commercial vehicles took part in the 34th Ridgeway Run. The convoy of buses, coaches, trucks and lorries gathered ...

Timeless coming of age tales made for a spectacular show

Timeless coming of age tales made for a spectacular show

Fiddler on the Roof | Theatre Royal, Windsor | Tuesday, June 12 FROM the off, with the hauntingly powerful song Tradition, the Rep ...

Curtain play doesn’t quite hang together

Curtain play doesn’t quite hang together

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain, Oxford Playhouse, June 11 THERE’S a market in extending the Sherlock Holmes canon beyond Conan ...

Win tickets to see ‘Awful Auntie’ at the Hexagon

Win tickets to see ‘Awful Auntie’ at the Hexagon

A TOURING theatre show based on David Walliams’s bestselling children’s book Awful Auntie is coming to the Hexagon next month — and ...

Student photographs are worth a thousand words

Student photographs are worth a thousand words

A STUDENT at The Henley College who spent four months photographing residents of Thamesfield Nursing Home in Wargrave Road has seen ...

Talent for robbery runs in the family

Talent for robbery runs in the family

AS far as gimmicks for rejuvenating a film franchise go, flipping the gender of the main cast has to rank among the simplest and most ...

Ridgeway Run return

MORE than 60 buses, coaches and lorries will take part in a vintage vehicle rally on Sunday, starting in Henley. The Ridgeway Run, ...

Award for new soft cheese

A CHEESE made in Nettlebed has won a national award just two years after it was invented. Bix cheese, which is made by the Nettlebed ...

Singing duo lined up for village fete

Singing duo lined up for village fete

TWO of the members of a four-man band have agreed to perform as a duo at the Harpsden village fete on Sunday (June 17). The popular ...

Visually spectacular ‘Flute’ is a must-see

Visually spectacular ‘Flute’ is a must-see

Die Zauberflöte Garsington Opera Friday, June 8 THINK Peter Greenaway’s The Draughtman’s Contract and you have the set for act one of ...

Players are anything but ‘Brassed Off’

Players are anything but ‘Brassed Off’

DRAMA group the Henley Players will mark their 70th anniversary later this year — but they already have something to celebrate. ...

Awards nominees are shining bright

Awards nominees are shining bright

ONE of the brightest new bands in the folk firmament is playing Nettlebed village club on Monday night. Granny’s Attic have previously ...

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Village shop raided again

Village shop raided again

A SHOP in Sonning Common has been raided for the second time in three months. Two masked men smashed their way into the Co-op in Wood Lane before stealing a large quantity of ... [more]

 

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