Wednesday, 27 May 2020
AN ONLINE festival of the best music, entertainment, workshops and fun will be happening in and around Henley this weekend - and we want YOU to get involved.
Henley is a thriving community with a wide range of different things to do, from live music to fitness classes, theatre performances to fine dining and fun for all the family. But what do you do when a pandemic hits and you can't get outside? Festival organiser Jayson "JJ" Jaurigue has a plan - an online festival to enjoy the best Henley and the surrounding areas has to offer, all watchable FREE from the comfort of home and raising money for charity at the same time.
The Henley Lockdown Fest will be held this weekend (Saturday May 2 and 3) to raise money for the NHS and Riverside Counselling Service.
It kicks off tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 9am with an introduction from the event's host, former Olympic skier and New Street resident Graham Bell, 54, before participants use Facebook and YouTube to watch and take part in a host of live activities including fitness classes, cookery workshops, music concerts, DJ sets, celebrity Q&A sessions, artisan craft demonstrations and much more. There's even a children's entertainer to ensure the younger members of the household can take part too. Meanwhile, Atomic Kitten's Natasha Hamilton and singer Ben Ofoedu of Phats & Small will also be appearing over the weekend.
The Henley Standard is proud to be the Festival's media partner and has been reporting on all the announcements of guests and events. But we want YOU to get involved too.
With so many different things happening as part of the festival, we're keen to document as many local people as possible taking part in the fun. So send us your photos and videos of you enjoying Henley Lockdown Fest at home. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, send us a letter to email@example.com or tag us on social media via Facebook or Twitter. Send us your pictures and experiences and we'll do our best to publish as many of them as we can.
And keep checking the Henley Standard, in print and online, for all the latest Henley Lockdown Festival news and reaction.
Read our previous coverage on Henley Lockdown Fest, including what you can expect from the weekend's festivities:
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