Thursday, 05 August 2021

Youth festival tickets selling fast

TICKETS for some events at the Henley Youth Festival, which takes place later this month, have sold out.

TICKETS for some events at the Henley Youth Festival, which takes place later this month, have sold out.

These include the Dance and the Sing events, so organisers are trying to find ways to make sure parents without tickets can still see their children perform.

Dance co-ordinator Julie Green said: ?HYF Dance is always very popular so we split the event this year with young dancers now performing on the Saturday afternoon in their own show.

?We still have some volunteer chaperone vacancies to fill if parents want to make sure they are in the theatre to see their child but otherwise we will be relying on  co-operation between parents who have tickets and those who don?t.

?It?s great we have so many young dancers in Henley ? we just need a bigger theatre!?

A full programme of art workshops, sponsored by HEDFAS, the Henley branch of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts, will start in Henley primary schools next week.

With the help of professional artists, children will be able to make carnival head dresses with Henley artist Camilla Shelley, produce self-portraits and animations and work with Doctor Brian Squabbles and his red van full of ?objects from a previous life? to create moments from imaginary worlds.

Claire Forno, art  co-ordinator, said: ?It?s going to be a brilliant week and some of things they create will be on public display at the art exhibition on March 21 and 22 at Henley Youth Centre.?

Children can still get involved with the festival through the free out-of-school workshops, including Funky Street Dance and Bollywood sessions, tae kwondo, squash, tennis, cricket and hockey taster sessions, a Me in My World create?n?make workshop and under-fives story time at the library.

Tickets are still available for Proms on March 18 and Entertain on March 19 while no tickets are required for the screening of the film entries at the Kenton Theatre at 4pm on March 19. Details of all events are at www.hyf.org.uk

More News:

POLL: Have your say