Wednesday, 08 July 2020

Adventurer is back from the wilderness

Adventurer is back from the wilderness

TELEVISION presenter, author and adventurer Ben Fogle will be sharing some of his tales from the wilderness this month. The ...

 

Cricket legends to reunite for charity

Cricket legends to reunite for charity

THREE cricket legends are joining forces for a fund-raising event in aid of Sonning Cricket Club and the Lord’s Taverners later this ...

 

Bestseller at festival

NOVELIST and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz is the first author to be confirmed to appear at this year’s Henley Literary Festival. He ...

 

Children meet some unusual creatures at the library

Children meet some unusual creatures at the library

CHILDREN were able to handle snakes, snails and geckos during a half-term animal roadshow at Wargrave library. Luke Quirk, of Quirks’ ...

 

Mum’s the word at literary festival talk

Mum’s the word at literary festival talk

THE author of a bestselling book about motherhood is to give a talk at Henley town hall this spring. Giovanna Fletcher will be in ...

 

Talk on why castles aren’t all they seem

Talk on why castles aren’t all they seem

“THE re-use of castles” is the subject of a talk being hosted by the Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society on Wednesday ...

 

Commentators are going for broke in their war on ‘woke’

Commentators are going for broke in their war on ‘woke’

TWO of Britain’s leading social commentators are joining forces to tackle what they see as the problem of political “wokeness”, writes ...

 

Author swears bad words have always been with us

Author swears bad words have always been with us

ANYONE who has ever ventured an opinion in public will know the feeling of being hemmed in by what it is and is not socially ...

 

Penicillin quest wasa Nobel endeavour

Penicillin quest wasa Nobel endeavour

ALEXANDER Fleming will always be known as the man who discovered penicillin. But not everybody realises that he shared his Nobel Prize ...

 

Revisiting the best of Russian music

Revisiting the best of Russian music

A TALK setting out the musical history of Russia is being hosted by the Henley University of the Third Age. The group’s first monthly ...

 

Talk had the pets factor

Talk had the pets factor

Dermot O’Leary | Phyllis Court Club | Sunday, November 24 IT could have been chaos as Phyllis Court’s Finlay Suite filled with ...

 

Author has got ‘bad words’ in his sights

Author has got ‘bad words’ in his sights

THE author of a book about “bad words” is to give a talk at Henley Library in the New Year. Philip Gooden, who lives in Holton near ...

 

Test Match Special star was hit for six — by a bus

Test Match Special star was hit for six — by a bus

Henry Blowers | Phyllis Court Club | Sunday, November 24 TANGENTS can be frustrating, but when Henry Blofeld starts talking, you hang ...

 

Visually impaired group chairman appeals for voluntary successor to avoid closure

Visually impaired group chairman appeals for voluntary successor to avoid closure

THE Henley Visually Impaired Group is seeking a new chairman to prevent it from folding. Current chairman Mike Pooley has been running ...

 

Artist talk

ARTIST Anthony White will talk about his exhibition at the Informality gallery in Market Place, Henley, tomorrow (Saturday) from 2pm ...

 

Rowing gala and conference

A GALA evening is to take place at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley before a biennial rowing conference. The reception and dinner ...

 

River history

HISTORIAN Simon Wenham will give a talk about 150 years of boating on the Thames at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley on October 24 ...

 

Fire safety

A FIRE safety talk is being held at Bix village hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Nick Windsor from Henley fire station will be offering ...

 

Saluting the man who made cricket readable

Saluting the man who made cricket readable

A JOURNALIST who won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award twice in the space of three years will be paying tribute to one of ...

 

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