Friday, 20 May 2022

George Clooney films rowing blockbuster in Henley

George Clooney filming rowing blockbuster in Henley

WITH a large, luxurious house on the river at Sonning, it wasn’t far for him to come to work. George Clooney was in Henley this week shooting scenes for a new film he is directing. The Boys In The Boat is the story of the University of Washington‘s...

Theatre confident of full recovery after pandemic

Theatre confident of full recovery after pandemic

THE Kenton Theatre in Henley is recovering well from the coronavirus pandemic. The historic venue in New Street was closed from the first lockdown in March 2020 to July last year and relied on government grants to keep going. But now it has a full...
Choir’s charity concert shows power of music

Choir’s charity concert shows power of music

THE healing power of music will be celebrated at a concert in Henley on Saturday. Reading Male Voice Choir, with guest soprano Eleanor Stevens, will be performing at Christ Church in Reading Road in aid of Headway Thames Valley. The concert was...
The Arts Society Henley

The Arts Society Henley

ON Thursday (May 19), the Arts Society Henley will hear a talk by Jacky Klein on “The era of anything: decoding contemporary art”.Many of us find contemporary art challenging, strange, provocative or downright silly. How are we meant to respond and...

Gospel concert to help new refugees

Gospel concert to help new refugees

THE Reading Community Gospel Choir has partnered with the Reading Refugee Support Group for a concert tomorrow (Saturday) to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees who have started arriving in Berkshire. The Spring Gospel Concert will take place at...

Summer concerto

THE Langtree Sinfonia, an amateur orchestra which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, will be joined at its summer concert by ...

Great Dickens story filled with expectation

Great Dickens story filled with expectation

A NEW stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations has just four actors playing multiple roles and a cleverly designed set....

Joyous Jane Austen in modern dress and then some

Joyous Jane Austen in modern dress and then some

LET us assume that Jane Austen is dancing rather than turning in her grave because Persuasion is a pulsating modern take on her ...

Pianist dazzles with fingerwork

Pianist dazzles with fingerwork

THE programme for the West Forest Sinfonia’s latest concert was a mixed one. There were four works with no discernible connection yet ...

‘Primitive’ painter and prolific folk musician

‘Primitive’ painter and prolific folk musician

ARTIST Richard Conway-Jones looked back over his 30-year career and decided to find new homes for some of his work. He will be ...

Anniversary gift

READING Rep Theatre has announced that to mark its 10th anniversary season, all tickets for its shows will cost under £20. There will ...

Morning arias in coffee concert

Morning arias in coffee concert

OPERA Prelude’s latest concert features a recital by mezzo-soprano Anna Elizabeth Cooper. She graduated from the Royal College of ...

Energetic six-piece

FIDDLE player Peter Knight has been in many bands, including Steeleye Span in the Seventies and The Wombles. In 2008, he teamed up ...

Music school needs cash after finding new home

Music school needs cash after finding new home

HENLEY Music School has found a base and now hopes to raise an estimated £500,000 to bring it up to scratch. The school, which until ...

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 ...

Museum in PR drive

Museum in PR drive

THE River & Rowing Museum in Henley has appointed public relations, communications and sponsorship specialists SQN on a retainer basis ...

Festival tickets in big demand

File picture of Wargrave Festival

ORGANISERS of this year’s Wargrave Festival say they have been “blown away” by the demand for tickets. A number of high-profile events ...

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Kids’ cricket

Kids’ cricket

WATLINGTON Cricket Club now accepts younger players. It is running sessions for children aged five to eight and nine and above. For more information, email ... [more]

 

Council AGM

THE annual meeting of Watlington Parish Council will be held in the West Room at Old School Place on Thursday at 7.30pm. Residents will hear from parish, district and county ... [more]

 

Open bowls

WATLINGTON Bowls Club is to hold an open event on Sunday May 29 from 2pm. The event, sponsored by Bowls England, will offer visitors the chance to learn more about the club, There ... [more]

 
Floral walk...

Floral walk...

WATLINGTON Environment Group will hold a “nature on your doorstep” walk focusing on flowers on May 28. For more information, email membership@ watlington-enviroment-group.org.uk

 

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