Henley Life - November 2018 - page 6

Friday 9th to Saturday
17th November
Lest We Forget, Old
Fire Station Gallery
A special memorial exhibition
honouring the men of Henley
and the surrounding villages
who died in the Great War.
Admission to the exhibition, which is open daily from
10am to 6pm is free. For more information, visit
Friday 9th to Saturday 24th
Brakspear Jazz and Blues Week
Now in its sixth year, the opening night of
the festival will see covers artist Steph
Willis kick-start proceedings from 8pm at
the Anchor in Friday Street, with Marco
Farris and his harmonica doing the honours at the Hare
and Hounds in Sonning Commong, also from 8pm. For
more information, including a list of all the acts, venues
and start times, visit
Saturday 10th November
Aliquando Chamber Choir,
St Mary’s Church
This 7pm concert in aid of the
Royal British Legion’s Poppy
Appeal features the talents of
soprano Lisa Rijmer (pictured) and
tenor Alex Haigh and is dedicated
“to the memory of the fallen and the future of the living.”
Tickets are £25 for reserved seating and £20 for unre-
served seating. For more information and to book, call
(01491) 578238 or visit
Saturday 10th November
Charity Dinner and Murder
Mystery Evening, Shiplake
Memorial Hall
The Shiplake and Dunsden
Dramatic Organisation is hosting a
charity dinner and murder mystery
evening in memory of Mill Lane
resident Frederick Lawson
(pictured), who died in April this year. A spokesman for
the group said: “Come and enjoy one of Frederick
Lawson’s favourite murder mysteries at our charity
dinner. Enjoy a four-course meal with catering by
Absolute Delights and the SHADDO team, while you
enjoy a Dracula/Frankenstein themed murder-mystery
performance. Fancy dress is welcome but not required
and all proceeds will go to the Rainbow Trust — a char-
ity supporting families with a child with a life-threatening
or terminal illness.” Tickets are £25 per person and
there will be a cash bar and a raffle held on the night,
which starts at 7.30pm. For more information and to
book tickets, call Angela Jones on 07759 839953 or
. The spokesman added:
“Seating will be pre-allocated on tables of 10. If you are
coming as a party please let us know so we can
arrange seating accordingly.” For more information, visit
Thursday 22nd November
to Tuesday 4th December
Alchemy: Paper and Clay,
Old Fire Station Gallery
Presenting an eclectic mix of two-
and three-dimensional art on paper
and clay by printmakers from the Print at the Park
group together with two invited ceramicists, Karen
Marks (pictured) and Jana Griffiths, all based at South
Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell. Last seen at the
Upper Market Place gallery in 2017, the Print at the
Park group return with a wide variety of printmaking
techniques such as etching, linocut, lithography,
screenprint and collagraph to produce high quality,
individual impressions on paper. For more information,
Friday 23rd November
to Saturday 23rd
Guys and Dolls,
Mill at Sonning
Hailed as of the greatest
Broadway musicals of all time,
Guys and Dolls is a timeless tale of gamblers, petty
crooks, nightclub singers and strait-laced missionaries
that will delight and beguile you. Sky Masterson is the
cool doyen of gamblers. His friend, the not quite down
and out Nathan Detroit, makes a bet with him that he
can’t get the pious and beautiful mission-doll Sarah
Brown to go on a date with him to disreputable Havana.
The dice are rolled as these colourful characters pursue
love and luck from the heart of Times Square to the
sizzling clubs of Cuba. Will Lady Luck be on their side?
For tickets and times, call the box office on 0118 969
8000 or visit
Wednesday 5th
Christmas Carols with
a Heart for Henley,
Town Hall
This year’s festive celebration
runs from 7pm to 8.30pm and
features the talents of the
Henley Music School
orchestra and jazz band, with
the Sacred Heart, Trinity and Valley Road school choirs
leading the carols. The invited speaker will be Krish
Kandiah (pictured), the vice-president of Tear Fund and
the founder and director of adoption and fostering
charity Home for Good, who is also the author of a
number of books including “Faitheism: Why Christians
and Atheists have more in common than you think”.
Saturday 15th to Saturday
29th December
Dick Whittington,
Kenton Theatre
Packed with hilarious routines, heaps
of audience interaction, spectacular
sets and a host of chart-topping
songs, this high-energy exciting story
about a young man and his cat
seeking fame and fortune
among the bright lights of the big city
promises to be the purr-fect Christmas treat for all the
family. Tickets are £22 for adults with concessions £20
and children £16. Family tickets are £69. For more
information, including a full list of performance times,
call (01491) 575698 or visit
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Saturday 17th November
Opera Prelude presents
One Romantic Evening,
Kenton Theatre
Join the opera stars of the future
for an enchanting evening of
music from some of the best-loved
operas and musical theatre in the
repertoire — Le Nozze di Figaro, L’Elisir d’Amore, La
Bohème, Madama Butterfly, La Traviata and more. A
spokesman for Opera Prelude said: “Fall in love again
to the lavish romantic melodies that move us all. A
share of the hoped-for profits will be given to the
Chiltern Centre, a Henley-based charity that supports
the families of disabled children.” The show features
the talents of soprano Becca Marriott and pianist
Natalie Burch, with an introduction and guest
appearance by tenor Alex Haigh. Doors open at
6.30pm for the 7pm concert. Tickets are £30. To book,
call (01491) 575698 or visit
Sunday 18th November
Henley and District
Theatre Organ Trust
concert, Town Hall
A new season of organ concerts
continues at the town hall with a
performance by Matthew Bason.
Matthew is a well-travelled and
popular concert entertainer on jazz and ragtime piano,
vocals and pipe and electronic organ. His concert
programmes include something for everyone and are
often referred to as “accessible” and delivered with
superb showmanship and a great sense of humour.
Doors open at 2.30pm for a 3pm start. Refreshments
will be available and a raffle held. Entry is £8 with
concessions £7. For more information, call 0118 972
4988 or visit
Sunday 18th November
Henley Symphony
Orchestra, Concert Hall,
The orchestra’s autumn concert
features the talents of 2016 BBC
Young Musician finalist Ben
Goldscheider (pictured), who has
emerged as one of the most exciting French horn
players of his generation, having been named BBC
Music magazine’s “rising star” and Gramophone
magazine’s “one to watch”. This season he will make
his Proms debut with the BBC Concert Orchestra. A
spokesman for Henley Symphony Orchestra said: “We
are delighted that Ben will play Strauss’s lyrical and
virtuosic Horn Concerto No 2. Written some six
decades after its predecessor, the concerto brims over
with the colourful musical language characteristic of
Strauss’s maturity.” The concert, which starts at 4pm,
will open with Schumann’s Manfred Overture, with
Sibelius’s Symphony No 1 completing the programme.
Tickets are £16, £12 and £10 for adults, with students
and under-16s half-price. To book, call 0118 960 6060
or visit
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