Thursday, 27 January 2022

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...

Youth festival programme revealed

Youth festival programme revealed

ORGANISERS of the Henley Youth Festival have announced the programme for this year’s event. The 29th annual event, which was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will take place at various venues from March 5 to 13. It will include...
Youth festival to cut number of workshops due to covid

Youth festival to cut number of workshops due to covid

FEWER children’s workshops than normal will be held during next year’s Henley Youth Festival.  This is down to some schools being “nervous” about letting in non-essential visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, the festival timetabled...
To you, Ma’am, from all of us

To you, Ma’am, from all of us

JOANNA LUMLEY spoke about her admiration for the “gorgeous, fantastic” Queen during a talk in Henley. The actress was speaking at an extra event organised by the Henley Literary Festival, which took place last month, at Christ Church in Reading Road...
Lockdown fitness king takes shine to dog

Lockdown fitness king takes shine to dog

A FITNESS instructor who kept the nation active during the coronavirus pandemic took a shine to a dog during his appearance at the Henley Literary Festival. Joe Wicks was one of the speakers at this year’s event when he bumped into Emma...

Debut’s so accidentally resonant

Michael Joseph Proof Party, Henley town hall IT was a real treat to attend the proof party of Claire Alexander’s debut novel, Meredith,...

Killing time on the set of Peep Show

Robert Webb Baillie Gifford Marquee A JOVIAL Robert Webb took to the stage of the Baillie Gifford marquee to discuss his first novel, ...

Heavy and ungainly is the crown

Simon Thurley Christ Church AT the end of the English Civil War in 1649 the crown jewels were taken to the Tower of London. Precious ...

Finding our inner child leads to joy

Finding our inner child leads to joy

Laura Brand: Mum’s Night Out, town hall THE town hall was busy with a completely female audience and a lively atmosphere in the ...

Well worth catching the late train

Alan Johnson Baillie Gifford Marquee ALAN Johnson offered the audience a curious statistic when he was talking about his life and ...

Cool people: Henley Literary Festival diary

Cool people: Henley Literary Festival diary

THE festival’s green room at Hotel du Vin saw a most incongruous coupling when Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, arrived at the same ...

Director pleased with audiences

Director pleased with audiences

THE director of the Henley Literary Festival says this year’s event could not have gone any better. More than 15,000 people attended ...

Lodger who knows no boundaries

Lodger who knows no boundaries

Elizabeth Day Baillie Gifford Marquee SATURDAY’S programme of events concluded with Elizabeth Day, journalist, novelist, and host of ...

Where are Johnson’s defenders?

Where are Johnson’s defenders?

Peter Oborne Christ Church GIVEN that political correspondent Peter Oborne’s most recent book, titled The Assault on Truth, asserts ...

Illustrator draws on family pet

Illustrator draws on family pet

David Melling River & Rowing Museum RAIN didn’t keep parents or children away from one of the first events of the literary festival, ...

The day Mr Brown ran out of cash

The day Mr Brown ran out of cash

Ed Balls (and Rob Beckett) Baillie Gifford Marquee COMEDIAN Rob Beckett and former MP Ed Balls have something in common which I found ...

Town feels full benefit of literary festival's return

Town feels full benefit of literary festival's return

THE women behind the AstraZeneca vaccine were given a standing ovation at the Henley Literary Festival. Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert ...

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