Thursday, 27 January 2022

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Wall’s gone but not forgotten

Iain MacGregor and Giles Milton, Baillie Gifford Marquee TODAY the city of Berlin is a cultural and tourist hotspot. But for almost ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

‘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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Fancy reviewing for us?

Fancy reviewing for us?

THIS year’s Henley Literary Festival is running from October 2 to 10. As in previous years, the Henley Standard aims to provide ...

 

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Recruiting for full and part time front of house staff at Bistro at the Boathouse. Good rate of pay, staff discount and ...