reviews

Pacific Rim Review

The premise of Pacific Rim is that the world is being attacked by monsters coming from the sea through a portal in a ridge in the Pacific Ocean. Don’t be […]

Audience Shaken and Stirred at James Bond Gala

Before the music even started last night the audience were ‘stirred’ by the arrival of local stuntman Gary Connery who skydived down on to the lawns of the festival grounds…

One Step Beyond…

Madness fans turned out on Friday night at the Henley Festival wearing trilbies, dark glasses and fezes to hear the ‘nutty boys’ from Camden sing their well-loved anthems.  Suggs who […]

Cool Cullum at Henley Festival

Jamie Cullum, singer songwriter delighted the audience last night at the Henley Festival with his mixture of jazz and pop songs. He said, ‘This is the best dressed audience I’ve […]

Music Director’s Magnificent Farewell

There were two compelling reasons for securing a seat in Reading’s Concert Hall last Saturday. First, to experience Verdi’s sublime Requiem; second, to celebrate the culmination of Will Dawes’ tenure […]

Iron Man 3 Review

If this is the last Iron Man film with the current actors and production crew then the series has gone out with one hell of a bang. This film largely […]

Sumptuous Elgar and Brahms in Hexagon Winter Warmer

The efforts of those who braved the bitter cold last Sunday evening in support of Henley Symphony Orchestra’s spring (!) concert at Reading’s Hexagon were well rewarded.   Lush orchestration […]

Tea-licious… Celebrate with Afternoon Tea at Hotel du Vin

On Thursday last week I was invited to a sumptuous vintage tea party at the Hotel du Vin in Henley to launch their Afternoon Teas. The lovely oak-beamed private room, […]

Novelist emerges in Henley

Jack England has published the first in a series of historically-based novels, titled “Sword of Marathon” – historically-based action and adventure for adults. ‘Jack England’ is the pen name of […]

Traditional carols and more than a hint of Dickens

Henley Choral Society   On Tuesday, in front of a packed house at St Mary’s Church, the Henley Choral Society returned to tradition after last year’s break with carol service […]