Wednesday, 22 November 2017

'Ginger Spice' Debbie avoids the boot in dance-off drama

'Ginger Spice' Debbie avoids the boot in dance-off drama

DEBBIE McGEE said she had a “horrible feeling” when she ended up in the dreaded dance-off after her latest performance on Strictly Come Dancing. The radio presenter from Wargrave had been criticised by the judges for looking stiff and running out of...

Artisans have a fair old Christmas treat in store

Artisans have a fair old Christmas treat in store

WITH Christmas just over a month away, the time of year when present buyers start to cast around for that special, unique gift for a loved one is fast approaching. Happily, Henley’s community of artisans, creators and craftspeople have come up with a...
Beginner's luck for novice gardener as he wins award

Beginner's luck for novice gardener as he wins award

THE winner of Henley’s best garden award has revealed he doesn’t even know the names of half the plants he grows. Keith Thatcher only took up gardening two years ago after the death of his mother Margerie when he had more time to spend in the back...
'Drag Race' winner's aim is to be 'Absolutely Fabulous'

'Drag Race' winner's aim is to be 'Absolutely Fabulous'

JINKX MONSOON is a unique performer who won season five of the hugely popular TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race and can be summed up by all those adjectives beginning with C — charismatic, compelling, charming, comic, clever, cynical, crude, catty and, above...
Pupils lend their voices to 'magic of light and sound'

Pupils lend their voices to 'magic of light and sound'

A HENLEY-based production company focusing on “the magic of light and sound” is back with another enlightening event. This time last year Jeux D’Esprit teamed up with local author and cartoonist Steve Allender to present a free show based around two...

Musical is all about the music

Musical is all about the music

Mamma Mia! | New Theatre Oxford | Wednesday, November 15 SLICK as olive oil, cool as ice, musically accomplished as only great ...

Halloween ales featured at beer festival in aid of schools

Halloween ales featured at beer festival in aid of schools

A BEER festival in Wargrave raised more than £1,700 for two schools in the village. More than 100 people attended the event, which was ...

Win four tickets to Crooked Billet Christmas party worth £500

Win four tickets to Crooked Billet Christmas party worth £500

THE Crooked Billet in Stoke Row is having a Christmas party — and you could be there. We are offering a table for four at the party on ...

Young musicians are heading for Shiplake

Young musicians are heading for Shiplake

THE chance to see some of Henley’s leading young musicians showcase their talent is on offer at Shiplake College next weekend. ...

Tenor Alex is back in town for good cause

Tenor Alex is back in town for good cause

HE’S one of the “Three Tenors” who wowed the Kenton Theatre the other week with a sold-out concert that raised £1,100 for the Chiltern ...

'Boardwalk Empire' composer's in town

'Boardwalk Empire' composer's in town

YOU may not know his name but you will almost certainly have heard Andy Quin’s music at one time or another. Born in London, he first ...

New 'family space' opening at museum

New 'family space' opening at museum

HENLEY’S River and Rowing Museum has announced the opening of a new family space this weekend. Called “Discover!” the space has been ...

True romance could prove Oscar-worthy

True romance could prove Oscar-worthy

ON September 29, 1981, Peter Turner received a phone call that would change his life. His former lover, the Hollywood actress Gloria ...

Violin and viola soloists shine

Henley Symphony Orchestra | Concert Hall, Reading | Saturday, November 12 THIS concert offered a crowd-pleasing programme of famous ...

This police drama is much cop

This police drama is much cop

Buddy Cop 2 | Progress Theatre, Reading | Monday, November 13 IT’S unusual to use the words “police” and “Christmas” in the same ...

Christmas concert to aid children's charity

Christmas concert to aid children's charity

A CHRISTMAS concert is to be held at Fawley Court next month in aid of the children’s charity Clear Sky. Oxford-based choir OSJ ...

Nuns wheel out feelgood guns

Nuns wheel out feelgood guns

Sister Act | Theatre Royal, Windsor | Monday, November 13 STEPPING into the role of Deloris Van Cartier, played so exuberantly and ...

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