Saturday, 16 October 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...

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 125 events over nine days of the 15th annual festival, which ended on Sunday. Another 25,000 people watched the events...
Wall’s gone but not forgotten

Wall’s gone but not forgotten

TODAY the city of Berlin is a cultural and tourist hotspot. But for almost half a century during the Cold War it was, according to author Iain MacGregor, “the most dangerous place on earth”.In...

Campanology, cricket, covid... and oversized elephant

Campanology, cricket, covid... and oversized elephant

FORMER Labour leader Ed Miliband had just arrived at Phyllis Court Club when he saw children’s artist Rob Biddulph finishing off a signing session. This was too much for the politician, who had been one of the millions who joined the #DrawWithRob art...
Lodger who knows no boundaries

Lodger who knows no boundaries

SATURDAY’S programme of events concluded with Elizabeth Day, journalist, novelist, and host of the popular podcast How to Fail in conversation with Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton and...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Muddy good day for ploughing match

Muddy good day for ploughing match

THE Henley and District Agricultural Association’s ploughing match returned on Sunday. A total of 47 people competed at the ...

‘My self-isolation novel was written pre-covid’

‘My self-isolation novel was written pre-covid’

A FIRST-TIME author whose debut novel is expected to be one of next summer’s biggest bestsellers will be talking about it in public ...

Lawrence brother’s positive message

Lawrence brother’s positive message

THE brother of Stephen Lawrence will be talking about his book for young people at this year’s Henley Literary Festival. Stuart ...

15 things to do at this year’s literary festival

15 things to do at this year’s literary festival

From its beginnings as a weekend of talks in 2007 to being established as one of the UK’s biggest book events, Henley Literary ...

Review: Don't Stop Me Now, Henley Festival

Review: Don't Stop Me Now, Henley Festival

Don’t Stop Me Now | Henley Festival | Sunday, September 19 A SUNNY Sunday evening in the company of thousands was the ideal way to ...

REVIEW: Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Henley Festival

REVIEW: Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Henley Festival

Sophie Ellis-Bextor | Henley Festival | Friday, September 17 “YOU want to go where?” asked my mother in disbelief. “RADA,” I replied, ...

Review: Madness, Henley Festival

Review: Madness, Henley Festival

Madness | Henley Festival | Wednesday, September 15 THE evening was balmy, the queue long, beautifully turned out and full of ...

REVIEW: Disco Classical with Kathy Sledge

REVIEW: Disco Classical with Kathy Sledge

Disco Classical with Kathy Sledge | Henley Festival | Saturday, September 18 KATHY SLEDGE got a party vibe going from the off. The ...

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Just paper talk...

Just paper talk...

I AM pleased to report that Goring Parish Council has agreed to renew its subscription to the Henley Standard. The council, which had not met since May 4, made a decision under ... [more]

 

Demolition opposition

A HOUSE in Sonning Common could be demolished and replaced with two new ones. Gareth Bertram has applied to South Oxfordshire District Council, the planning authority, to build ... [more]

 

£250 grant for choir

A CHOIR in Sonning Common has been given a grant of £250.  Harmony, which meets at Peppard War Memorial Hall in Gallowstree Road every Thursday from 1.20pm, was awarded the money ... [more]

 

Rhyme return

RHYME time sessions at Sonning Common library have restarted. They will take place from 10am on every first and third Monday of the month. Numbers are limited to allow for social ... [more]

 

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