Saturday, 11 July 2020

Rehearsals begin for Hamlet production

Rehearsals begin for Hamlet production

A NEW production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, with Ian McKellen in an age-blind interpretation of the young Prince, went into rehearsals on Monday. Produced by Bill Kenwright and directed by Sean Mathias, it will herald the latter’s inaugural season at...
Theatre to launch appeal

Theatre to launch appeal

THE Kenton Theatre in Henley is to launch a £35,000 fundraising drive to safeguard its future. The New Street venue, which closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, wants to ensure future generations can enjoy shows at the fourth oldest...
Brain injury means I can’t remember sporting glory

Brain injury means I can’t remember sporting glory

A FORMER international rower is hoping to inspire other people with a brain injury by telling his life story. Nick Davis, from Emmer Green, has been a client at Headway Thames Valley, which is based in Greys Road, Henley, since 2009. The 58-year-old...
Mother’s emotional plea prompts acts of kindness

Mother’s emotional plea prompts acts of kindness

A WOMAN from Henley who has hardly seen her daughter during the coronavirus lockdown has been receiving artistic mementos from strangers after going public with her feelings. Eleanor Hobbes, of Waterman’s Road, is separated from six-year-old...
Online folk show

Online folk show

NETTLEBED Folk Club is closed but has been working with Steve Knightley from Show of Hands to present a special online concert. He will perform two 45-minute sets on YouTube followed by an optional “meet and greet” session using Zoom. The performance...

Treasures to enjoy during *!*?@** virus

Treasures to enjoy during *!*?@** virus

AS I am writing this, news of the death of Dame Vera Lynn has just been announced. Her beautiful voice is floating around the house. ...

Portrait of teenage baker

Portrait of teenage baker

AN artist from Watlington has had a painting selected for the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. Mark Draisey, 58, ...

Literary festival hit by virus restrictions

Literary festival hit by virus restrictions

THIS year’s Henley Literary Festival will be “significantly” smaller and will be held mainly online, say the organisers. Despite more ...

I like writing dark stories but they’re not about me

I like writing dark stories but they’re not about me

THE coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown have made Amanda Jennings’ latest book more timely than ever. The Storm focuses on a ...

Nutritionist wins £5,000 to create artisan food website

Nutritionist wins £5,000 to create artisan food website

A NUTRITIONIST and food writer who came up with an idea for a business as part of a university project has won a £5,000 prize to make ...

Garsington commission among opera recitals now available online

Garsington commission among opera recitals now available online

A NEW opera that was staged at the Wormsley Estate in 2018 will be screened online for the first time free. Garsington Opera will ...

Artists create mugs for NHS

TWO artists have teamed up to sell mugs featuring a portrait of Henley Bridge in aid of the NHS coronavirus appeal. The bone china ...

Whimsical artworks in coffee house window to cheer shoppers

Whimsical sculptures in coffee shop window to cheer up shoppers

A SCULPTOR hopes to cheer up the people of Henley by installing three light-hearted artworks in a coffee shop window. Dawn Conn’s ...

Musician records song urging people to stay at home

Musician records song urging people to stay at home

A YOUNG musician has written a song encouraging people to behave responsibly during the coronavirus pandemic. Ellie Chapman, 22, wrote ...

Mermaids hopeful for Channel swim despite lockdown rules

Mermaids hopeful for Channel swim despite lockdown rules

FIVE women planning to swim the Channel have been told they can probably go ahead with the challenge despite the coronavirus ...

Fairy storyteller is online hit with children

Fairy storyteller is online hit with children

A FORMER children’s entertainer is considering reviving her career after taking it back up during the coronavirus lockdown. Lili ...

Show called off due to coronavirus

Show called off due to coronavirus

BINFIELD Heath Flower Show has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The annual show was due to be held in the field ...

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£500,000 for school

MAIDEN Erlegh Chiltern Edge School in Sonning Common is to receive £500,000 from the Government to improve its facilities. The Reades Lane school will use the money to improve its ... [more]

 

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