Friday, 03 April 2020

List of our most-borrowed books is a thriller a minute

List of our most-borrowed books is a thriller a minute

THERE’S nothing like a really good book at the best of times — let alone the worst of times. And while Henley Library is currently closed until further notice — like all other libraries across the country — the Oxfordshire library service is still...

Ocean views is artist’s muse for competition

Ocean views is artist’s muse for competition

A SCULPTOR from Bix has been unveiled as one of the contestants taking part in the second series of a BBC reality TV show called Home Is Where the Art Is. Dawn Conn, who has been a professional artist for the past nine years, watched the first series...

Players postpone show to autumn

Players postpone show to autumn

THE Henley Players have confirmed that their annual spring production at the Kenton Theatre has been postponed until the autumn. Saturday Sunday Monday by the Italian playwright Eduardo De Filippo had been due to be performed at the New Street venue...

Kenton manager goes by ‘mutual agreement’

Kenton manager goes by ‘mutual agreement’

THE general manager of the Kenton Theatre in Henley has left after just eight months in the role. Max Lewendel is said to have gone by mutual agreement but the venue said the details are “confidential”.He had not been working in his role since the...
Opera charity calls off St Mary’s concert

Opera charity calls off St Mary’s concert

HENLEY charity Opera Prelude has been forced to cancel its planned concert at St Mary’s Church next month — the first time it would have staged an event at the Hart Street venue. The prize-winning Chinese tenor Shengzhi Ren had been due to perform on...

Snap a wild bird and win

Snap a wild bird and win

CAMERAS at the ready... home and garden retailer Wilko is inviting amateur photographers to share their best images of wild birds as ...

Shakespeare group eyes summer 2021

THE Garden Players’ summer Shakespeare production of The Taming of the Shrew has been postponed until next year. The group, which ...

Contrasting sound worlds were a double delight

Contrasting sound worlds were a double delight

Benson Choral Society | Dorchester Abbey | Saturday, March 14 BENSON Choral Society presented their latest concert at Dorchester Abbey ...

Elvis star has a live show at restaurant

Elvis star has a live show at restaurant

SINGER-songwriter Ben Portsmouth and his friend Tolly Sax will be in concert at The Square in Market Place on Sunday night (March 22). ...

Poet who hymned Henley has inspired gallery show

Poet who hymned Henley has inspired gallery show

A GROUP of 14 printmakers are pressing ahead with a fortnight-long exhibition at the Old Fire Station Gallery, which opened yesterday ...

Love is...

Love is...

A short story for Mothering Sunday by author Julie Roberts, from Caversham NINA LOUKAS dropped her silk wrap on the bed. Naked and ...

Art lectures

A SERIES of art lectures are to be held at St Mary’s Church in Wargave. The six-week course will be delivered by tutor Dalila ...

Award for ‘inspirational’ singer

Award for ‘inspirational’ singer

THE recipient of this year’s Elizabeth Griffin Award was Ellie Vockins. Fi Harding, of the Henley Youth Choir, said the 17-year-old w ...

Henley orchestra’s plenty nifty at fifty

Henley orchestra’s plenty nifty at fifty

Henley Symphony Orchestra 50th anniversary gala concert | The Hexagon, Reading | Sunday, March 15 HALF a century is an impressive span ...

Kenton Theatre axes shows due to Coronavirus 

Kenton Theatre axes shows due to Coronavirus 

ALL shows at the Kenton Theatre in Henley have been cancelled until the end of April in a bid to halt the spread of Coronavirus. ...

Movement helped reshape our world

Movement helped reshape our world

WITH the #MeToo movement having been spectacularly vindicated by the jailing of Hollywood predator Harvey Weinstein, Philippa ...

Funnyman says he still feels like an ‘imposter’

Funnyman says he still feels like an ‘imposter’

HE’S a star of radio and TV with a stand-up comedy career dating back to 2009 — and he’s still only in his late twenties. But despite ...

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Boy wins bike but ride’s off

Boy wins bike but ride’s off

A PUPIL at Sonning Common Primary School won a Giant ARX bicycle in this year’s On Your Bike prize draw. Bruno Penabad Gallord, 11, was presented with the machine during a special ... [more]

 

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