Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Festival goes plastic free

Festival goes plastic free

THE Henley Festival is to stop using single-use plastic glasses this year. Organisers of the annual music and arts event, which takes ...

 

Protest at festival’s closure of path (again)

CAMPAIGNERS are again protesting at the closure of a section of the Thames Path during next year’s Henley Festival. Every year since ...

 

Folk singer entertains pensioners ahead of festival gig

Folk singer entertains pensioners ahead of festival gig

SINGER Maz O’Connor entertained members of the Henley 60+ Club ahead of her performance at the Henley Festival. O’Connor performed a ...

 

‘Amazing’ Grace made us believers

‘Amazing’ Grace made us believers

Grace Jones | Henley Festival | Thursday, July 12 SHE may have been late — a good 45 minutes by my count — but boy did she show up. As ...

 

Opera more than earned its place

Opera more than earned its place

English National Opera | Henley Festival | Sunday, July 15 English National Opera | Henley Festival | Sunday, July 15 THE Henley ...

 

Selfie star Rita was an education

Selfie star Rita was an education

THE organisers of the Henley Festival knew they were on to a winner with Rita Ora for the festival’s opening night. She continues the ...

 

Curtis and friend did it his way

Curtis and friend did it his way

Curtis Stigers | Henley Festival | Saturday, July 14 WITH its patrons resplendent in immaculately pressed dinner jackets and glamorous ...

 

Luck had nothing to do with it

Luck had nothing to do with it

Nile Rodgers and Chic | Henley Festival | Friday, July 13 IN seven years of attending the Henley Festival, Nile Rodgers and Chic’s ...

 

Orchestral manoeuvres in the sunshine were most welcome

Orchestral manoeuvres in the sunshine were most welcome

Henley Symphony Orchestra | Henley Festival | Saturday, July 14 IT had long been mooted that the HSO should perform on the Henley ...

 

Stigers and Brydon bring big band to festival

Stigers and Brydon bring big band to festival

Jazz musician Curtis Stigers brought a touch of class to the Henley Festival as he performed a Frank Sinatra medley on Saturday (14). ...

 

Comedian minds his Ps and 45s

Comedian minds his Ps and 45s

LESS than a year after he handed Theresa May a fake P45 signed “from Boris” at October’s Conservative Party conference in Manchester, ...

 

Ol’ Blue Eyes is back, thanks to singer who does it his way

Ol’ Blue Eyes is back, thanks to singer who does it his way

CURTIS Stigers’s appearance at the Henley Festival tomorrow night (Saturday) is in many ways a happy accident. Together with the ...

 

Artists’ summery side

Artists’ summery side

A NUMBER of artists from the local area are represented in a show at the Henley Festival curated by Christmas Common-based gallerist ...

 

Festival shows football on opening night

Festival shows football on opening night

THOUSANDS of people were dressed in their finest as they watched pop star Rita Ora — and England’s World Cup semi-final — at the ...

 

Dinners winners

THE winners of the competition to win a champagne dinner for two at the London Street Brasserie’s Jazz Spiegeltent at the Henley ...

 

Rita Ora lifts spirits of festival crowd after World Cup defeat

Rita Ora lifts spirits of festival crowd after World Cup defeat

RITA ORA lifted the spirits of disappointed football fans on the opening night of this year’s Henley Festival. The popstar’s sell-out ...

 

Festival’s star sculptor refuses to dial it down

Festival’s star sculptor refuses to dial it down

DAVID MACH remembers his last visit to the Henley Festival all too vividly. “The place was just a sea of mud,” he recalls. “I imagine ...

 

Salon comedians are ready to make a good impression

Salon comedians are ready to make a good impression

IT’S long been renowned for its top-flight musical headliners but these days the Henley Festival is good for a laugh too. Last year’s ...

 

Festival classic night sells third of tickets

Festival classic night sells third of tickets

CLASSICAL music may be axed from the Henley Festival programme in future because of poor ticket sales this year. Less than a third of ...

 

Comedian comes too

COMEDIAN Phill Jupitus has been added to the line-up at this year’s Henley Festival. He will headline at the Salon Comedy Club on ...

 

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