reviews

Keegan Nets Sold Out Event at Literary Festival

Keegan, the football legend kicked off the sold out evening with I think a first for the Literary Festival by signing books, chatting and having selfies with fans before his […]

Literary Festival Speakers Share Their Stories, Opinions and Predictions for Rugby World Cup

The Henley Literary Festival has seen authors, politicians, sports and television personalities descend again on Henley for the 11th festival with over 150 events in 7 different venues, over 10 […]

Book Review – The First Forensic Hanging, The Toxic Truth That Killed Mary Blandy

This book by Summer Stevens is a fascinating insight into 17th Century life. From the descriptions of Henley, London and Bath of the time to the intriguing details of the […]

Love for Music Shines Through at Symphony Orchestra’s First Festival Concert

Saturday morning was a first for the Henley Symphony Orchestra when they took to Henley Festival’s floating stage. The varied programme was well chosen with music recognised by a lot […]

Sunshine, Singing, and Strong Women at Henley Festival Family Sunday

For their last day this year, the Henley Festival made sure to go out with a bang (and we don’t mean the fireworks). Family Sunday went down a storm as […]

Grace Jones Goes Walkabout at Henley Festival

Having kept the Festival crowd waiting for an hour after the usual start time – “I’m sorry I’m late, I couldn’t come on until the sun had gone down. I’m […]

Rita Lifts Audience Spirit After World Cup Defeat at Festival

With the nation in mourning, our dreams of World Cup glory thwarted, there was perhaps no better remedy than that provided by Rita Ora at Henley Festival. The singer gave […]

Shiplake Commmunity Choir & Ferio Sax Quartet Raise Nearly £2,000 for Local Charity

The concert  ‘Wonderful Tonight’ at The United Reform Church Centre in Henley certainly was a ‘ Wonderful’ evening with a mixed programme of popular music from Shiplake Community Choir including The […]

Sizzlin’ Summer Menu at CAU in Stunning New Garden

The new dishes on the new CAU Summer menu are sizzlin’ hot and best enjoyed in their superb new landscape garden which has just been completed at their Henley restaurant […]

Sheku Kanneh-Mason Star Attraction at Symphony Orchestra’s Hexagon Concert

Henley Symphony Orchestra’s annual outing to the Hexagon, Reading, was an inspired event, with the evening of music bookended by two great masterpieces, by Mozart and Mahler. However it was […]