Preparations for Henley Living Advent Calendar 2014 are Underway!

day21-8The popular Henley Living Advent Calendar is already looking for Venues, Partners and Performers for this Christmas’ event! On the back of last year’s successful collaboration of local businesses and performers, which resulted in recognition from no less than PM David Cameron, with the bestowing of a ‘Big Society’ award, the team have already started looking at planning the town’s fourth event and how it can be evolve and improve further.

Laura Biart of Think Big Events, who have handled production of the event since its inception, said “We’re very pleased that our Living Advent Calendar has been so warmly received, and received such recognition. It will hopefully reaffirm the event’s place as part of local festive activities, and continue to be an enjoyable for event that everyone in Henley can share in and be a part of”. Think Big have won the regional ‘Best Production Team’ award at the Event Productions awards for their work on the event.

New Chair of the Henley Living Advent Calendar Trust, Richard Rodway, announced that they have already secured a number of the venues for 2014, and that a very strong list of performers was being worked upon, with a mixture of some familiar faces from previous events and some new ones, but he said “We are still looking for venues for some of the dates, partner businesses to help contribute to the evenings, and we are always looking for talented local performers. We will be holding the film competition again this year, and we are working on some great new ideas too, which we shall reveal more details of nearer the time.”

Supported by The Henley Partnership and Henley Town Council, as well as providing an enjoyable and festive opportunity for the town to come together, and to promote the town itself, its businesses and community groups, the event provides an opportunity to fundraise for local charities too. This year, the supported charities will be Camp Mohawk, Chiltern Centre, Headway, Regatta For The Disabled and Riverside Counselling.

If you would like to be part of the Henley Living Advent Calendar 2014, venues and performers should contact Laura Biart at, and sponsors, supporting ‘Partners’ to a venue, raffle prize donator, or helpers are invited to contact Richard Rodway at