Sunday, 03 July 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...

Not far to go for literary festival speakers

Not far to go for literary festival speakers

HENLEY celebrities Mary Berry, Irvine Welsh and Olivia Harrison are to speak at this year’s Henley Literary Festival. The 16th annual festival will take place from October 1 to 9 and will feature more than 120 activities for adults and children,...
Festival offers opportunity to young talent

Festival offers opportunity to young talent

THE Henley Festival has launched a new charitable initiative to support emerging talent. RISE will give individuals or groups the opportunity to take their first steps into the world of performance and creativity, either in the spotlight or backstage....

Entrepreneur ‘proud’ to become life president of festival

Entrepreneur ‘proud’ to become life president of festival

THE Henley Festival has appointed an honorary life president. Joe Hemani, who has served on the board of the event for a number of years, received the honour on the unanimous vote of the trustees. Mr Hemani is chairman of IT company Westcoast, a...
16th year of festival

16th year of festival

HENLEY Literary Festival will return this autumn in-person and online, with the dates and venues now confirmed. The 16th annual event will take place from October 1 to 9 at various venues, including the town hall and the Kenton Theatre, which it has...

Post-covid boost for festival

Post-covid boost for festival

ORGANISERS of this year’s Henley Festival are confident of selling out on at least three nights. The event, which is celebrating its ...

Humble experience

Humble experience

TV PRESENTER Kate Humble has come up with an appealing way to help people eat their greens. Her recipe for spring in your step soup ...

Grace is chip off...

Grace is chip off...

“WE really don’t know who she gets it from,” said TV presenter Chris Hollins after watching his daughter Grace win the year 1 boys’ ...

‘Trad’ festival back for 43rd year

‘Trad’ festival back for 43rd year

A PARTY was held at the River & Rowing Museum to launch this year’s Thames Traditional Boat Festival. This will be the 43rd year of ...

Henley youth alive with musical talent

Henley youth alive with musical talent

ON Thursday, March 10, young musicians from around the area came together to show off their talent. Whether in bands or just solo ...

Competition entries stun the judges

Competition entries stun the judges

ON Sunday, March 13 the Henley Youth Festival concluded after nine days with a prize-giving ceremony for the art, film, mural and ...

Do what you love and be who you are

Do what you love and be who you are

THE Henley Youth Festival 2022 Variety Show took place at the Kenton Theatre. Oliver George, the compère for the evening, welcomed ...

Medals for all as pupils race in mud

Medals for all as pupils race in mud

ON the morning of Saturday, March 12, an enjoyable fun run was held at Swiss Farm in Henley. It was a cold, showery but sunny day and ...

Festival fun runners finish on high

Festival fun runners finish on high

MORE than 200 children took part in a fun run as part of this year’s Henley Youth Festival. The youngsters were all representing local ...

Power of friendship shines through at youth festival

Power of friendship shines through at youth festival

FRIENDSHIP was the theme of this year’s Henley Youth Festival and it shone through more than ever. Volunteers helped ensure the event ...

Art, sculpture and photography workshops in schools

Art, sculpture and photography workshops in schools

WORKSHOPS were held at schools this week as part of the Henley Youth Festival. Children learned about arts and crafts, sculpture and ...

Musicians impress as they open ‘friendship’ festival

Musicians impress as they open ‘friendship’ festival

CHILDREN were given the chance to perform in front of an audience at the first event of this year’s Henley Youth Festival. The ...

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Tea and support

Tea and support

A DEMENTIA café is to be held regularly in Sonning Common from next month. Tea parties for sufferers and their carers will be held at the Abbeycrest nursing home in Essex Way once ... [more]

 

New coaches

SONNING Common Youth Club is to have two female football coaches to run girls’ sessions. Reading Football Club has match-funded a £500 grant from Sported and will provide the ... [more]

 

Park opening

THE new recreation ground in Sonning Common should be open in time for the summer school holidays. Memorial Park in Reades Lane has a multi-use games area, a track around the edge ... [more]

 

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