Monday, 20 February 2017

'Schmucking about' is comedian's cup of tea

'Schmucking about' is comedian's cup of tea

Award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is coming to the end of a huge 108-date UK tour, but he has saved the best for last with appearances at the Reading Hexagon and Wycombe Swan in March and April. He told BEN WILLIAMS about keeping his mind...
Panto's shipshape and Bristol fashion

Pirate tale is shipshape and Bristol fashion

ON one of the rainiest nights we have seen in a while, Wargrave Theatre Workshop set about transporting us to the Caribbean with their pantomime adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. But did we strike gold or were we headed for Davy...
Lovers are looking to gain the 'whip hand'

Lovers are looking to gain the 'whip hand'

THE prospect of titillation and eroticism making it on to our screens in mainstream cinema always seems to go down well with audiences.I wonder why? Perhaps us reserved Brits are more adventurous than we care to admit.Michael Douglas has long since...
Revisiting the fate of Manon and Violetta

Revisiting the fate of Manon and Violetta

SOPRANO Sophie Pullen will be exploring the topic of “Fiction’s fallen women” during a lecture-recital organised by Henley-based charity Opera Prelude later this month. Her talk takes as its starting point Abbé Prévost’s 1731 volume L’Histoire du...

Meet geniuses who led US Space Race

Meet geniuses who led US Space Race

MANY will know the story of America’s fight against Russia in the Space Race. However, few will have heard of the group of ...

Masterful marriage of powerful playing and peerless singing

Masterful marriage of powerful playing and peerless singing

THE Reading Bach Choir celebrated its 50th anniversary in grand style. The performance of Bach’s magnificent Mass in B minor was a ...

Opening up about feelings and people

Opening up about feelings and people

NORTHERNER Justin Moorhouse will be performing his unique stand-up show at Norden Farm centre for the arts in Maidenhead on Friday ...

Get inside track on Celtic act

A CELEBRATION of Celtic music and dance will be held at the Norden Farm Centre for the Arts on Tuesday. The Outside Track take to the ...

Christian journey through music

A CONCERT featuing Noel and Tricia Richards and Wayne Drain will be staged at the d:two centre in Henley on February 26. Noel has ...

Hess launches new comedy night series

Hess launches new comedy night series

ADAM HESS is headlining the first in a series of comedy nights at the Kenton Theatre in Henley. He is a past winner of the Chortle ...

Finding joy and despair in life from street scene

Finding joy and despair in life from street scene

PHOTOGRAPHER David King likes to take pictures of real life. That’s the theme of his exhibition at the Old Fire Station Gallery in ...

Springfield celebrates platinum anniversary

Springfield celebrates platinum anniversary

AT the age of four Mike Hurst made his first public appearance on stage at the Metropolitan Theatre in London where he sang California ...

Schoolchildren sing Sixties hits for music competition

Schoolchildren sing Sixties hits for music competition

Pupils at Rupert House School in Henley sang and danced to hits from across four decades as part of a music competition. Youngsters ...

Tea, cake and a really Wilde show

Tea, cake and a really Wilde show

HE was the greatest wit of the Victorian age whose stories, sayings, poems and plays continue to delight us today, but Oscar Wilde’s ...

'Polymath' pianist is orchestra's soloist

'Polymath' pianist is orchestra's soloist

A PIANIST regarded as among of the world’s top 10 will be in concert with the Henley Symphony Orchestra next month. Midway between ...

Zany musical comedy deserves to rise to the heights of success

Zany musical comedy deserves to rise to the heights of success

THE Watermill Theatre at Bagnor is kicking off its 50th anniversary year in very impressive style with Murder for Two — an ...

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Free room hire

COMMUNITY groups are being urged to use the meeting room at the Fish volunteer centre in Kennylands Road, Sonning Common. It can be used for community or committee meetings or for ... [more]

 

Trip to orchids show at Kew

THE Fish volunteer centre in Sonning Common will run a bus trip to Kew Gardens on Tuesday. The cost of the trip is £10 (free admission to the orchid exhibition) with collection ... [more]

 

Play reading

THE Chiltern Players’ next monthly play reading will take place at the Butcher’s Arms pub in Blounts Court Road, Sonning Common, on March 7 at 8pm. One of the group’s members ... [more]

 

Our flowers

CAROLINE Jackson-Houlston, of Oxford Brookes University, will gave a talk about the wild flowers of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to Watlington Gardening Club at the town on ... [more]

 

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