First Henley Flow Showcases Grassroots Artistic Talents

Film, Art, Music and Poetry were all part of the first Henley Flow on Saturday evening at the Christ Church Centre.  This new, independent festival of the arts was showcasing grassroots talent from Henley.

The event was raising money for The Dodwell Trust, who will be using it to improve educational facilities and opportunities in rural Madagascar www.dodwell-trust.org

MASSIS Tea were sponsoring the inaugural event, offering their unique loose leaf tea, the Tey Latte with steamed milk and a flavour of your choice and guests could also enjoy a drink from the fully-licensed bar.

Local girl, Georgia Michel who has performed at Music on the Meadows, kicked off the music with her own brilliant version of Toxic by Britney Spears.  Headliners, The Seasons in Shorthand, an alternative folk band, were a great musical finale to the evening.

The films opened with short films by Patrick Ryder – Flux, Shift and First World Problem and ended with 9 Months.

Christie-Luke Jones, Co-Founder of the Henley Flow said, “I was born and raised in Henley before I went off to Exeter University at 19.  I wanted to come back to Henley and put on an event which would bring people together from all walks of life.  This year has been a completely DIY event with no budget and we’re delighted that we raised an astounding £1001.68 for The Dodwell Trust which far surpasses our original goal of £500!”

 

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