Henley Pages 2018 - page 8

cricketer Moeen Ali, comedian Richard Herring,
host Nick Hewer, Henley resident
radio DJ Mike Read and a talk about the first 200
years of Leander Club.
Children’s and family events will include
Michael Morpurgo, David Baddiel and Radio 1 DJ
Greg James.
This year’s festival will take place from Saturday,
September 29 to Sunday, October 7.
For more information, call 0118 972 4700, follow
it on Twitter (@HenleyLitFest) or visit
Henley Fringe Festival
was founded by
actor and director Jo Southwell in 2008 to
promote theatre, drama and comedy with a
number of productions taking place at a range of
venues. It always takes place in late July.
In 2013, a film festival was added in September
with screenings of films from around the world
at the Regal Cinema in Boroma Way.
For more information, visit
is an annual celebration of Eighties pop
music that takes place in Temple Island Meadows
in August and is attended by up to 40,000
The 2017 line-up included Village People and
Status Quo plus Gloria Gaynor, Big Country, Tom
Robinson, Junior Marvin’s Wailers, The Sex
Pistols’ Glen Matlock, Jilted John, Owen Paul,
Kim Appleby, Musical Youth and Rozalla
performing with supergroup British Electric
the choir from St Mary’s School with West End singer Lucy Hewes during the 2018 Henley Youth Festival
Festival-goers can buy day tickets or spend the
weekend camping on site. There is a “glamping”
area with luxury loos.
For more information, visit
Henley Youth Festival
celebrates young
people’s talent.
Organised by parents on a voluntary basis, the
festival features a range of performing arts
events, including music, dance, drama and
singing as well as sports and other competitions.
Each year, about 2,000 youngsters take part in
more than 40 events. The festival takes place in
For more information, visit
Music on the Meadows
, a festival for families
and young people, takes place in Mill Meadows
in Henley in July.
The event features local bands performing on the
riverside bandstand and celebrates the late
George Harrison, the former Beatle who lived in
the town. The festival was first held in 2013 and
was repeated in 2014 and 2016.
Henley Drama Festival
has been going
for more than four decades.
It consists of a series of performances of one-act
plays, some of them original, performed by local
amateur groups at the historic Kenton Theatre in
New Street.
The rules state that the plays must be no longer
than 50 minutes and there are usually three
performed each night.
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