Bond and Beyond Quiz Night Raises £5,000 for Sue Ryder

A charity quiz night raised £5,000 for Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice. The Bond and Beyond quiz took place in the grounds of Sue Ryder Nettlebed on Friday (June 12) evening. After the original capacity of 80 places sold out in less than an hour a larger marquee was arranged and 160 people were accommodated. Raffle prizes – including signed books and boxsets – were donated by The Bell Bookshop, Ian Fleming Publications and Wallingford ... read more

Dragonfly Tea Teams up with Henley Literary Festival for Short Story Competition

After hosting events with some of the country’s most acclaimed and successful authors over the last eight years, Henley Literary Festival is now joining forces with specialist tea producers Dragonfly Tea to launch the Story in a teacup short story competition and uncover some of the best unknown writing talent our country has to offer. Aspiring writers of all ages have the chance to win up to £2,500, or book vouchers for them and their ... read more

The Glass Closet: What happened next

EXCLUSIVE: Lord John Browne shares an extract from his foreword to the paperback edition of The Glass Closet On 1 October 2014, I spoke about The Glass Closet at the Henley Literary Festival in Henley-on-Thames, an affluent town known primarily for its annual rowing regatta. The discussion took place inside the Kenton Theatre, a Georgian building that opened in 1805. Over more than two centuries it had served as a school, a church and ... read more

Line-up announced for Children’s Literary Festival

THERE will be 50 performances and workshops at this year’s Henley Children’s Literary Festival. The line-up includes Charlie and Lola creator Lauren Child, Hugless Douglas author-illustrator David Melling and former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo in a special event entitled “War Horse and Other Animals”. Local author Rachel Lloyd will discuss Connor the Conker, while young readers will get an insight into the royal ... read more

Festival fever!

As Summer bows out, the Henley Literary Festival (in association with the Daily Mail) springs into life. The hottest ticket is likely to be Jane Hawking, who will open up about how her autobiography was adapted into Oscar-winning film The Theory Of Everything. The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Deborah Moggach are also confirmed. THE VIBE: A Regatta for the mind.   Read the full article here 23rd ... read more