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...to the Christmas issue of
Henley Life
Magazine. The festive
season is now upon us with
parties, events and Christmas
lights illuminating our lovely
market square.
This month we have the image
of an iconic rock star gracing our
cover. We interview
photographer Scarlet Page, who
reveals how she captured
Chrissie Hynde’s relaxed off-
stage persona in this
photoshoot. Discover more
about Scarlet’s life as a rock’n’
roll photographer and Henley
mum of two, on pages 10 to 13.
Another notable musician
featured this month is Henley
born and bred Megan Henwood,
and her latest album is reviewed
on page 15. Continuing on the
arts front we have some
highlights coming up at Henley’s
very own Kenton Theatre, and
My Henley Life
this month
features Henley jeweller and
anti-plastics campaigner, Julia
Of course, as it is coming up to
Christmas there is plenty of
choice on where to
spend time. We recently
enjoyed an unusual dining
experience in igloos at the
Coppa Club at Sonning (see page
16). For your chance to win an
overnight package at The Great
House , enjoy the wonderful
menu on offer at the Coppa Club
and riverside walks with your
dog turn to page 23.
On the home front, we offer
decorating tips, with a focus on
tree types and how to look after
them and visit Christmas Tree
Farm at Christmas Common for
lots of festive inspiration.
There are gift ideas for all the
family and their precious pets,
starting with some beauty gifts
on page 21.
Fashion goes back to black for
our pick of the best styles for
elegant dressing. Remember to
shop locally when you can to
support our thriving community
of makers, artists and musicians.
So, from all of us here at
, rock’n’roll it’s Christmas!
We hope you have a cool
Yuletide and a peaceful New
The Henley Life team
- 01491 575698
Robin Hood:
The Kenton’s most spectacular panto yet! Dec15-28, various times
Henley Children’s Theatre’s panto, performed by local children,
Dec 30-January 6, various times
This Show Does Not Contain Nuts:
All-female comedy, music and performance.
Jan 20, 8pm
Comedy at the Kenton:
Three top stand-ups from the London circuit for £10. Jan 26, 8pm
The Rat Pack is Back:
Tribute to Sinatra & co, with special guest Kenny Lynch.
Jan 28, 7.30pm
Shappi Khorsandi:
Comedian & I’m A Celebrity star with new show Mistress & Misfit.
Feb 1, 8pm
Henley’s Got Talent:
Mayor’s talent show for the town’s schools. Feb 3, 2pm & 7pm
Maureen Lipman & Friends:
An evening of words and music, featuring
Jacqui Dankworth. Feb 4, 7.30pm
The Jungle Book:
Wild new family musical from Immersion Theatre Company,
Feb 9-10, various times
The Marriage of Figaro:
The Merry Opera Company present Mozart’s classic opera.
Feb 23, 7.30pm
Chris Barber:
Jazz legend with the Big Chris Barber Band. Feb 24, 7.30pm
Mike Hurst:
An evening of music from Cat Stevens to Manfred Mann. Feb 25, 7.30pm
Phill Jupitus:
Comedy with the Never Mind the Buzzcocks star. March 2, 8pm
Bye Bye Baby:
Four Seasons tribute returns after previous sell-outs. March 3, 7.30pm
Only Fools & Boycie:
Only Fools & Horses star John Challis looks back on the sitcom.
March 4, 7pm
Forever Dusty:
New musical about Dusty Springfield, from Off-Broadway.
March 10, 7.30pm
Henley Youth Festival:
25th annual festival with singing, dancing and music.
March 13-17, various times
Henley Players present Tom Stoppard’s acclaimed play.
March 21-24, various times
Robert Winston:
Professor Winston returns with new talk and Q&A, Improve Your
Learning. March 25, 2.30pm
I Believe in Unicorns:
Award-winning storyteller Danyah Miller adapts
Michael Morpurgo tale. March 28, 6pm
Iain Stirling:
The voice of Love Island brings his sell-out Edinburgh show to Henley.
March 29, 7.30pm
The Christians:
80s music stars make their Kenton debut. April 7, 7.30pm
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