Sunday, 11 April 2021

It’s time to enjoy a Great British family ‘staycation’

It’s time to enjoy a Great British family ‘staycation’

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Follow the official advice and enjoy family summer fun

A safe summer of fun

Follow the official advice and enjoy family summer fun

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE: Summer is here and people from across the region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

 

Dinner theatre receives £448,000

Dinner theatre receives £448,000

THE Mill at Sonning has been awarded a “lifesaving” grant of £448,580. The theatre, which is due to re-open on May 17, received the money from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. This will be used to help the venue to operate with a reduced...
Pianist in concert

Pianist in concert

CONCERTS in Caversham have announced details of their first classical music event of the year. A piano recital featuring Ariel Lanyi will take place at St Andrew’s Church in Albert Road on Saturday, May 22 at 7.30pm. Lanyi, 24, began piano lessons as...

Web show worth the wait

Web show worth the wait

READING Guild of Artists has added a new online exhibition to its website while members await the chance to display their work in ...

Dancers’ dilemmas

A NEW live-streamed production by the Rambert dance company is coming to the Oxford Playhouse. Rooms by Jo Strømgren is billed as a ...

Children’s books bringing new Stonor attraction to life

Children’s books bringing new Stonor attraction to life

THE first in a planned series of children’s books telling the mythical story behind the new children’s adventure playground at Stonor ...

Pub re-opens

THE Bird in Hand pub in Peppard Road, Sonning Common, will re-open on Thursday, April 15. The pub has two new marquees to enable ...

Holiday activities and more

Holiday activities and more

A HOST of online activities to keep children and their grown-ups entertained during the Easter holidays are on offer from Norden Farm ...

The Henley Arts and Craft Guild

THE Henley Arts and Craft Guild has been arranging regular Zoom workshops for our members over the past year as we obviously cannot ...

Art tutors happy to finally go back to drawing board

Art tutors happy to finally go back to drawing board

AN art school that was at risk of closure almost exactly a year ago is back in the black. Founder Jo Harris closed the Henley School ...

Folk club has first live dates

Folk club has first live dates

THE first live folk concerts of the year at Nettlebed village club have been announced. Jon Boden will perform on Monday, June 21, ...

Woodland wanders inspired poet’s love of natural world

Woodland wanders inspired poet’s love of natural world

A POET and author who grew up in Crowsley and Binfield Heath has published her first picture book for children. Rachel Piercey’s If ...

Zoom in for laughs

Zoom in for laughs

THE Mill at Sonning is hosting a virtual comedy night tonight (Friday). Starting at 8pm, the show will be headlined by Ellie Taylor, ...

Youth choir looking for new members ahead of April ‘restart’

Youth choir looking for new members ahead of April ‘restart’

HENLEY Youth Choir is looking for young singers to join up after confirming that weekly in-person rehearsals will resume at the start ...

Band’s big TV moment was better ‘Later...’ than never

Band’s big TV moment was better ‘Later...’ than never

IT’S a rite of passage for any up-and-coming band. Appearing on Later… with Jools Holland for the first time is a landmark moment in ...

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Old grenade found in river

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Virtual 10km raises £6,000

THIS year’s Goring 10km race raised £6,000 for the village primary school despite being held virtually. More than 200 residents took part in the “10K Your Way” challenge on Sunday,... [more]

 

Leads on

A FARMER has urged dog owners to keep their pets on a lead between Goring and Whitchurch. Lissie Steward keeps a small rare breed flock on land off the Thames Path and her ewes ... [more]

 

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