Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Christmas landmark’s return packs a punch after 10-year gap

Christmas landmark’s return packs a punch after 10-year gap

ONE of Wallingford’s great Christmas traditions returns to the Corn Exchange in the town after a break of 10 years this week. Punchbowl is a two-hour celebration of the season in humour, songs and carols. It takes centre-stage at the Corn Exchange...
Florist wins Christmas window display competition

Florist wins Christmas window display competition

A SNOW Queen was the centrepiece of this year’s winning Christmas front window display in Henley. The display at the White Gdn florists in Hart Street was designed and put together by owner Annette March, 29, and manager Alice Murphy, 25. Seventeen...

Living Advent Day 10: The Henley College

Living Advent Day 10: The Henley College

Students from The Henley College performed songs from the musical Cabaret at the 10th night of this year’s Henley Living Advent Calendar. Six cast members sang in front of dozens of guests, including their principal Satwant Deol and Henley Mayor Glen...
Panto puss’s whiskers are twitching in anticipation!

Panto puss’s whiskers are twitching in anticipation!

IN James Clifford’s world paradise would be a pantomime season that ran for 12 months of the year. He has a passion for it that is extraordinary — whether as an actor, director or writer. It is driven by his love of pantomime as a singular theatrical...
‘Merry Xmas’ rockers are still looking to the future

‘Merry Xmas’ rockers are still looking to the future

SEVENTIES glam rockers Slade are playing a festive season show at Oxford’s O2 Academy next Friday (December 14) — and lead guitarist Dave Hill is as keen as ever to ensure that “everybody’s having fun”.Back in December 1973, the band released what...

Rachels find novel means of rebelling

Rachels find novel means of rebelling

SET in north London’s Orthodox Jewish community and based on the award-winning 2006 novel by Naomi Alderman, Disobedience is the story ...

Photographs are pretty as a picture at exhibition

Photographs are pretty as a picture at exhibition

A CHRISTMAS craft exhibition at Henley’s Old Fire Station Gallery will this year feature photography for the first time. The popular ...

Orchestra gets in festive spirit

Orchestra gets in festive spirit

HENLEY Symphony Orchestra’s players are busy rehearsing for not one but two Christmas concerts at Christ Church next Sunday (December ...

Go on, put panto ‘Behind you!’

Go on, put panto ‘Behind you!’

Robin Hood | The Watermill, Bagnor | Saturday, December 1 THE Watermill Theatre at Bagnor is acclaimed for its Christmas shows for ...

Choir raises £9,300 for Poppy Appeal

Choir raises £9,300 for Poppy Appeal

A CONCERT by the Aliquando chamber choir at St Mary’s Church in Henley raised £9,300 for the Poppy Appeal. The concert on the evening ...

Opera and tea for elderly

Opera and tea for elderly

OPERA Prelude performed for elderly residents at the Christ Church Centre in Reading Road, Henley. The “See Golden Days” Christmas ...

Full results of the Whitchurch art and craft exhibition 2018

Full results of the Whitchurch art and craft exhibition 2018

THE full results of the Whitchurch art and craft exhibition 2018 were as follows: Art, under six years: 1 Harold Brazil (age group ...

Female voices

A WOMEN’S singing group has been formed in Charvil. Sapphire rehearses at the village hall off Park Lane from 8pm to 9.30pm on Mondays....

Books and...

A COFFEE morning will be held at Wargrave library on Wednesday from 10am to noon for visitors to see what it offers.

Church carols

CAROL services will be held at St Mary’s Church in Wargrave in the run-up to Christmas. On Sunday next week (December 16), there will ...

Your print-out-and-keep guide to all the Christmas and New Year shows

In order of their start date, here is a selection of Christmas shows and pantomimes stretching into the New Year. If you know of any ...

Youth theatre company triumphs with adaptation of Aeschylus

Youth theatre company triumphs with adaptation of Aeschylus

The Oresteia | Progress Theatre, Reading | Wednesday, December 5 AT first glance, there might appear to be a slight mismatch between a ...

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Smart tickets

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