Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Final call for baskets

Final call for baskets

A TOTAL of 162 summer hanging baskets have now been ordered by businesses and residents in Henley. They will start to be installed next week by Windowflowers, the town council’s contractor. Each basket costs £67.50, which includes watering and...

Restaurant troubles

Restaurant troubles

THE future of Café Rouge in Henley could be at risk after its parent company announced it intended to appoint administrators. Casual Dining Group also runs the Bella Italia and Las Iguanas chains and employs around 6,000 people. The company is working...
Woman who fell in love with art at school now wants to teach it

Woman who fell in love with art at school now wants to teach it

AN artist and former Henley schoolgirl has been hosting free virtual painting classes during the coronavirus pandemic. Hannah Williams, 25, started the Paint Lab last year after spending a year travelling in Australia. The 25-year-old would normally...
Artist raises £2,250 for NHS with Hearts of Gold painting

Artist raises £2,250 for NHS with Hearts of Gold painting

AN artist who created a painting to honour the work of NHS staff during the coronavirus crisis has raised about £2,250. Sarah Pye, of Damer Gardens, Henley, painted the surrealist vista in acrylic at her studio in Sonning Common and put it on...

Garden centres re-open with precautions in place

Garden centres re-open with precautions in place

GARDEN centres in the Henley area are taking precautions to protect staff and customers from the coronavirus as they re-open for ...

Art school founder goes online after grant staves off closure

Art school founder goes online after grant staves off closure

THE founder of the Henley School of Art, who feared she may lose her business due to the coronavirus crisis, says she has been given a ...

Regatta organisers ‘hoping for the best’

Regatta organisers ‘hoping for the best’

THE organisers of the Wargrave & Shiplake Regatta will make a decision about the future of the event by the end of this month. Held ...

Rotarian records his version of classic song for charity

Rotarian records his version of classic song for charity

A FORMER headteacher has rewritten and recorded a classic Second World War song in an effort to raise £5,000 for Henley Rotary Club. ...

Singer performs at another online festival

Singer performs at another online festival

A SINGER songwriter who grew up in Henley took part in the Oxford Folk Weekend by performing over the internet. Megan Henwood teamed ...

Free opera online

GARSINGTON Opera has launched a weekly online documentary. Music for the Eyes features music from the company and images from the ...

Wartime memories

Wartime memories

To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Caversham author Julie Roberts recounts her wartime memories. April 2020 I WOKE up this ...

Artist recalls VE Day party

Artist recalls VE Day party

THE 75th anniversary of VE Day has brought back memories for Bill Mundy. The 83-year-old artist, who lives off Wargrave Road near ...

Entertainer turns Billy Joel classic into lockdown song

Entertainer turns Billy Joel classic into lockdown song

A CHILDREN’S entertainer has written a song to capture the frustrations of the coronavirus pandemic. Darren Hillier, of Bradley Road, ...

Singer rejigs forces song as tribute to NHS heroes

Singer rejigs forces song as tribute to NHS heroes

A SINGER songwriter from Nettlebed is putting together a charity single to raise money for the NHS in memory of her father. Rebecca ...

Bestselling novelists announced for festival

Bestselling novelists announced as first festival speakers

NOVELISTS  Lynda La Plante and Joanna Trollope are among the first names to be announced for this year’s Henley Literary Festival. The ...

Love hearts for health workers

Love hearts for health workers

AN artist has created a commemorative painting to honour the work of NHS staff during the coronavirus crisis. Sarah Pye, of Damer ...

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Rewriting history

HISTORIAN and TV presenter Lucy Worsley was amused to see herself “quoted” in the latest edition of the adult comic Viz. A reader’s letter purporting to come from “Lucy Worsley, ... [more]

 
The Rainbow Runners

The Rainbow Runners

A PHARMACIST who was struck down with covid-19 is about to finish running 200km in aid of doctors and nurses who are treating people with the disease. Jacqui Little and her friend ... [more]

 

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