Wednesday, 17 July 2019

‘Apollo 13’ director tackles opera giant

‘Apollo 13’ director tackles opera giant

SINCE swapping acting for directing four decades ago, Ron Howard has thrilled millions with such big-screen blockbusters as Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code and Solo: A Star Wars Story. He has also enthralled us with fact-based dramas like Rush,...
Rally’s harking back to the great days of steam

Rally’s harking back to the great days of steam

A FEAST of four-wheeled wonders — and much more — is in store at this weekend’s Woodcote Rally. Now in its 56th year, the event offers a chance to marvel at steam engines big and small, plus a host of other vehicles. A spokesman for the rally, which...
Narrowboat dramas offer us the very best of British

Narrowboat dramas offer us the very best of British

A THEATRE company that famously tours the country in a vintage narrowboat is bringing two new shows to Henley, Benson and Goring this month. Established in 1972 and now in their 48th year of touring, Mikron’s motto is: “Theatre anywhere for everyone...
Jazz tribute to Ella and Sarah at church

Jazz tribute to Ella and Sarah at church

JAZZ is returning to St Andrew’s Church in Caversham next weekend, courtesy of the arranger, composer and pianist Janette Mason. Together with singers Juliet Roberts and Vimala Rowe, she will pay homage to two of the most iconic vocalists of the 20th...
All will be revealed at play reading

All will be revealed at play reading

THE Wargrave Words literary group is holding one of its popular play readings on Monday (July 15) at 7.30pm in the Sansom Room above Wargrave Library. Entry is £6, which includes a glass of wine. The identity of the play will be revealed on the...

Hometown boy’s all set to star at festival

Hometown boy’s all set to star at festival

SAXOPHONIST Huw Wiggin will be centre stage when the Henley Symphony Orchestra plays its annual summer concert tomorrow morning ...

Film show to mark the moon landings

Film show to mark the moon landings

FANS of the moon landings are counting down the days to the 50th anniversary next Saturday evening (July 20). In Henley, the occasion ...

Festival’s not only traditional — it’s quintessentially British

Festival’s not only traditional — it’s quintessentially British

FROM Friday, July 19, to Sunday, July 21, Henley plays host to one of the country’s most eccentric, extrovert and joyous festivals, ...

Nerve-shredding ghost story has a dark beauty all its own

Nerve-shredding ghost story has a dark beauty all its own

The Turn of the Screw | Garsington Opera at Wormsley | Thursday, July 4 THE Turn of the Screw is a harrowing tale, originally written ...

Slalom between the silly and the serious proves a rare treat

Slalom between the silly and the serious proves a rare treat

Fantasio | Garsington Opera at Wormsley | Friday, July 5 THE annual Garsington Opera season continues to take place in the wonderful ...

Hat’s the way to do it! Boy George more than had it covered

Hat’s the way to do it! Boy George more than had it covered

Boy George | Henley Festival | Wednesday, July 10 HE was one of the biggest and most distinctive stars of the New Romantic era of the ...

Lear’s tragic descent is a mirror for our troubled times

Lear’s tragic descent is a mirror for our troubled times

King Lear | Progress Theatre in Reading Abbey Ruins | Tuesday, July 9 DAN Clarke’s production of Shakespeare’s tragic King Lear sets ...

Drama confirms it’s never easy being a film extra

Drama confirms it’s never easy being a film extra

Stones in His Pockets | Oxford Playhouse | Monday, July 8 WHO’D be a film extra? Strangely, an awful lot of people — maybe to while ...

Affair led to a love letter for the ages

Affair led to a love letter for the ages

THIS time at least there will be no fake nose. Stephen Daldry’s 2002 film The Hours was a huge success, garnering nine Academy Award ...

Singer’s radio ballad tells of days gone by

Singer’s radio ballad tells of days gone by

FOLK singer-songwriter Jackie Oates will be bringing history to life on Monday (July 8) when she presents a pilot performance of her ...

Elvis star has a live show at restaurant

Elvis star has a live show at restaurant

BEN Portsmouth and his friend Tolly Sax will be in concert at The Square in Market Place next Sunday (July 14). Ben is one of the ...

Summer’s almost here for folk club

Summer’s almost here for folk club

NETTLEBED Folk Club is nearing the end of its 2018-19 season at the village club — but there are two dates still to come before the ...

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Warning after theft of motors

THEFTS from boats near Val Wyatt Marine in Wargrave have been linked to similar incidents across the Thames Valley. On Monday evening, four outboard motors were stolen from boats ... [more]

 

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