On night 20 of the Living Advent Calendar the crowd got two for the price of one surprises in Market Place.
George Campbell, playing guitar and singing opened the show and got the crowd warmed up with the Neil Diamond classic, Sweet Caroline and Any Dream Will Do from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
The second surprise was around 60 sparkly gymnasts from Henley’s Springbox Gymnastics club. Despite the damp and slippy conditions on the mats, the gymnasts showed off their brilliant balancing, tumbling and vaulting to festive tunes. The youngest children opened the show, some aged only 4 with simple balancing acts and forward rolls before the older gymnastics showed off their incredible vaulting talents.
The evening was sponsored by Eat! Food Festival and The Happy Gurka were providing refreshments. The raffle was raising money for Fish Volunteer Centre, based in Sonning Common who provide transport for the disabled, elderly or infirm to take them to doctor or hospital appointments.