Thursday, 05 August 2021

Two-day online festival to support NHS and charity

Two-day online festival to support NHS and charity

RESIDENTS in Henley and the surrounding area have been invited to take part in an online festival. Henley Lockdown Fest will be held on the weekend of May 2 and 3 to raise money for the NHS and Riverside Counselling Service. It will be hosted...

Fingers crossed for Trad festival

Fingers crossed for Trad festival

ORGANISERS of the Thames Traditional Boat Festival in Henley hope that this year’s event can go ahead as planned. The annual display of vintage boats is scheduled to take place at Fawley Meadows from Friday to Monday, August 27 to 30. The “Trad” is...
The post-lockdown literary festival

The post-lockdown literary festival

THE director of the Henley Literary Festival is ready to cope with almost all eventualities caused by the cornavirus pandemic at this year’s event. Harriet Reed-Ryan said she was planning for smaller audience numbers in line with the current covid-19...
Come and join fun of youth festival

Come and join fun of youth festival

NEW trustees and volunteers of the Henley Youth Festival have urged more people to get involved in next year’s event. Each year, thousands of children, aged four to 18, take part in the festival, which features art, music, performance and sporting...
Little drummer girl takes over youth festival chair

Little drummer girl takes over youth festival chair

THE new chairwoman of the Henley Youth Festival says she wants children to have a greater say in how the event is run. Laura Matthews takes over from Jo Dickson and Kate Swinburne-Johnson, who had shared the role since 2015. The duo stepped down a...

Release delay ‘disappointing’

Release delay ‘disappointing’

BUSINESSES and event organisers in Henley say they are disappointed by the delay in the easing of coronavirus restrictions. Prime ...

Visit show, says new presidents

A NEW president has been appointed by the Henley & District Agricultural Association. Alan Pontin, who lives in Mill Lane, Henley, ...

Festival chief defends use of fireworks

Festival chief defends use of fireworks

THE Henley Festival will continue to use fireworks despite a call to try modern alternatives. Henley Town Council has adopted a new ...

Festival singer wants to make it more personal

Festival singer wants to make it more personal

WHEN James Blunt headlines the Henley Festival this autumn, it will be his first ever visit to the town — and he can’t wait. “I’m ...

Bestsellers on festival schools programme

Bestsellers on festival schools programme

THE line-up for this year’s Henley Literary Festival schools programme has been announced. It will run from October 4 to 8 and feature ...

Literary festival partially online

Literary festival partially online

THIS year’s Henley Literary Festival will take place both in person and online. It will run from October 2 to 10 at venues across the ...

Youth festival appeals for more volunteers

Youth festival appeals for more volunteers

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help run next year’s Henley Youth Festival. This year’s event should have taken place last month but was ...

Out of sight but not out of mind: Henley Youth Festival will return

Out of sight but not out of mind: Henley Youth Festival will return

JO DICKSON lives in Greys Hill, Henley, with her husband Tim and two teenage daughters. She is a former co-chair of the Henley Youth ...

Summer “fling” line-up announced 

Summer “fling” line-up announced 

THE line-up for Henley Festival’s Summer Fling has been announced. The one-off pop-up “party” will be staged at Butler’s Field in ...

Thames Traditional Boat Festival might not take place

Thames Traditional Boat Festival might not take place

WILL the “Trad” be held this summer? While the little group of volunteers who run the Thames Traditional Boat Festival are all more ...

Festival moved to September

Festival moved to September

THIS year’s Henley Festival has been postponed until September. New chief executive Jo Bausor has decided to shift the dates of the ...

Rewind producer: We were never going to give you up

Rewind producer: We were never going to give you up

REWIND organisers are promising a party like no other when the Eighties pop festival returns to Temple Island Meadows this August. ...

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Care hub re-opens

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Titter ye not

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