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PAT-A-CAKE STORYTELLING (Session 1)£6

Start your baby’s love of books at this sensory story time event full of music, sing-a-long activities and interactive games with our professional storyteller.  This unique event will help encourage the first stages of your baby’s development with the visually beautiful, bold and bright board books designed to stimulate the senses.

30 mins  ·   Age 6 months to 2 years
Tickets are required for all attending the session (ordinarily, under 2s may attend events for free as ‘babes in arms’)

 

Saturday September 29 - 09:30 am
FESTIVAL HUB

PAT-A-CAKE STORYTELLING (Session 2)£6

Start your baby’s love of books at this sensory story time event full of music, sing-a-long activities and interactive games with our professional storyteller.  This unique event will help encourage the first stages of your baby’s development with the visually beautiful, bold and bright board books designed to stimulate the senses.

30 mins  ·   Age 6 months to 2 years
Tickets are required for all attending the session (ordinarily, under 2s may attend events for free as ‘babes in arms’)

Saturday September 29 - 10:30 am
FESTIVAL HUB

STORY FLAGS WORKSHOP£FREE

Will you wave your flag at the Queen? Or at your favourite football team? Join the River & Rowing Museum for a creative wander through drama and rhyme as you wave with words!  Write a simple performance piece inspired by a special occasion.

45 mins   ·   Age 6+
This event is FREE but booking is required to reserve a space

 

Saturday September 29 - 11:30 am
FESTIVAL HUB

NOT YET, ZEBRA£6

Join author Lou Kuenzler and illustrator Julia Woolf for an alphabet book with a difference! Annie wants to paint an alphabet using her animals, but Zebra simply can’t wait until the end for his time to shine. Sneakiness, silly costumes and plain pushiness doesn’t get him anywhere – he has to learn to wait his turn!

45 mins  ·  Age 3+

Saturday September 29 - 01:00 pm
FESTIVAL HUB

FREDERICK FORSYTH£12.50

Having sold over 75 million books globally, Frederick makes his Henley debut aged 80 with The Fox, his first novel in five years (after the idea made him abandon retirement plans). Based on real-life hackers Gary McKinnon and Lauri Love, it focuses on a schoolboy who’s able to penetrate intricate  rewalls to access high-level secrets. A rare chance to hear one of the world’s most popular writers (whose career has included stints as an RAF pilot and journalist), the man behind bestsellers including The Day of the Jackal,The Odessa File and The Fourth Protocol.

Please note: This event has now moved from the date and time billed in the programme. This event will now be held on Saturday 29th September at 1pm at Christ Church. 

Saturday September 29 - 01:00 pm
CHRIST CHURCH

OZ CLARKE: A LIFE IN WINE£9

Once an actor, Oz’s name is now synonymous with wine. A brilliant enthusiast, he makes his subject come alive. Now in Red & White – An Unquenchable Thirst For Wine, the BBC regular has produced a witty memoir telling of his life-long affair with wine, how it is grown and the ones he loves. Be prepared to have your taste buds titillated by one of the great experts. Oz will be in conversation with broadcaster Sue Cook.
Sponsored by Laithwaite’s Wine

Saturday September 29 - 03:00 pm
FESTIVAL HUB

SEBASTIAN FAULKS£20/£30

Includes a copy of Paris Echo (RRP £20)
1 ticket, 1 book: £20  ·  2 tickets, 1 book: £30

One of our greatest novelists makes his second visit to Henley following a 2016 sell-out in the month of the publication of his latest novel, Paris Echo. Told through the lives of two very different people – Hannah an American researcher and Tariq a Moroccan teenager from the migrant suburbs – it shows Paris in a new light. Come and hear a master wordsmith, creator of Charlotte Gray, Birdsong and more, talk about his art with journalist Hephzibah Anderson.

Sponsored by HW Fisher

This event is now sold out. If you would like to join the waiting list, please call the box office on 01491 575948.

Saturday September 29 - 03:00 pm
CHRIST CHURCH

IRVINE WELSH: TRAINSPOTTING RETURNS£9

They’re back! The disparate, dysfunctional group that made Trainspotting such an iconic book and film. Their creator Irvine Welsh returns to Henley to tell what Renton, Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud are up to in his new novel Dead Men’s Trousers. It is a novel as anarchic as the original with the quartet lurching from crisis to crisis in a humorous yet moving sequel. Irvine is an entertaining speaker not to be missed.

Sponsored by The Head Partnership Solicitors

This event is now sold out. If you would like to join the waiting list, please call the box office on 01491 575948.

Saturday September 29 - 05:00 pm
FESTIVAL HUB

MICHAEL MORPURGO: MAGICAL MYTHS AND LEGENDS£12/18

Adult £12 / Child £18 
Child tickets include a copy of Magical Myths and Legends (RRP £14.99)

War Horse author and former Children’s Laureate, Michael returns after his schools event in 2015 (the fastest-selling in our history) in the week that Magical Myths and Legends, featuring his retelling of Gawain and the Green Knight, is published. A chance to hear one of Britain’s best-loved authors read and answer your questions as he reflects on an amazing career that includes Toto (his Wizard of Oz retelling), I Believe in Unicorns and The Butterfly Lion.

1 hour   ·   Ages 1-100! 

In memory of Caroline Blagg
Sponsored by The Head Partnership Solicitors

This event is now sold out. If you would like to join the waiting list, please call the box office on 01491 575948.

Saturday September 29 - 05:00 pm
CHRIST CHURCH

MOEEN ALI£12.50

The story of Moeen’s rise to England cricket star is a fascinating and inspiring one. Son of a cricket-obsessed father, he has won 50 Test caps and in his much-anticipated autobiography Moeen he talks of his pride at representing his country and being a practicing Muslim. He is a cricketer of rare talent as batsman and spin bowler,  is not afraid to speak out for humanitarian causes and is an inspiration to a generation. He is interviewed by former BBC sports editor, Mihir Bose.

Sponsored by The Head Partnership Solicitors

Saturday September 29 - 07:00 pm
CHRIST CHURCH

SEBASTIAN FAULKS£20/£30

Includes a copy of Paris Echo (RRP £20)
1 ticket, 1 book: £20  ·  2 tickets, 1 book: £30

One of our greatest novelists makes his second visit to Henley following a 2016 sell-out in the month of the publication of his latest novel, Paris Echo. Told through the lives of two very different people – Hannah an American researcher and Tariq a Moroccan teenager from the migrant suburbs – it shows Paris in a new light. Come and hear a master wordsmith, creator of Charlotte Gray, Birdsong and more, talk about his art with journalist Hephzibah Anderson.

Sponsored by HW Fisher

This event is now sold out. If you would like to join the waiting list, please call the box office on 01491 575948.

Saturday September 29 - 09/29/2018 03:00 pm
CHRIST CHURCH

MICHAEL MORPURGO: MAGICAL MYTHS AND LEGENDS£12/18

Adult £12 / Child £18 
Child tickets include a copy of Magical Myths and Legends (RRP £14.99)

War Horse author and former Children’s Laureate, Michael returns after his schools event in 2015 (the fastest-selling in our history) in the week that Magical Myths and Legends, featuring his retelling of Gawain and the Green Knight, is published. A chance to hear one of Britain’s best-loved authors read and answer your questions as he reflects on an amazing career that includes Toto (his Wizard of Oz retelling), I Believe in Unicorns and The Butterfly Lion.

1 hour   ·   Ages 1-100! 

In memory of Caroline Blagg
Sponsored by The Head Partnership Solicitors

This event is now sold out. If you would like to join the waiting list, please call the box office on 01491 575948.

Saturday September 29 - 09/29/2018 05:00 pm
CHRIST CHURCH

MOEEN ALI£12.50

The story of Moeen’s rise to England cricket star is a fascinating and inspiring one. Son of a cricket-obsessed father, he has won 50 Test caps and in his much-anticipated autobiography Moeen he talks of his pride at representing his country and being a practicing Muslim. He is a cricketer of rare talent as batsman and spin bowler,  is not afraid to speak out for humanitarian causes and is an inspiration to a generation. He is interviewed by former BBC sports editor, Mihir Bose.

Sponsored by The Head Partnership Solicitors

Saturday September 29 - 09/29/2018 07:00 pm
CHRIST CHURCH

FREDERICK FORSYTH£12.50

Having sold over 75 million books globally, Frederick makes his Henley debut aged 80 with The Fox, his first novel in five years (after the idea made him abandon retirement plans). Based on real-life hackers Gary McKinnon and Lauri Love, it focuses on a schoolboy who’s able to penetrate intricate  rewalls to access high-level secrets. A rare chance to hear one of the world’s most popular writers (whose career has included stints as an RAF pilot and journalist), the man behind bestsellers including The Day of the Jackal,The Odessa File and The Fourth Protocol.

Please note: This event has now moved from the date and time billed in the programme. This event will now be held on Saturday 29th September at 1pm at Christ Church. 

Saturday September 29 - 09/29/2018 01:00 pm
CHRIST CHURCH

OZ CLARKE: A LIFE IN WINE£9

Once an actor, Oz’s name is now synonymous with wine. A brilliant enthusiast, he makes his subject come alive. Now in Red & White – An Unquenchable Thirst For Wine, the BBC regular has produced a witty memoir telling of his life-long affair with wine, how it is grown and the ones he loves. Be prepared to have your taste buds titillated by one of the great experts. Oz will be in conversation with broadcaster Sue Cook.
Sponsored by Laithwaite’s Wine

Saturday September 29 - 09/29/2018 03:00 pm
FESTIVAL HUB

IRVINE WELSH: TRAINSPOTTING RETURNS£9

They’re back! The disparate, dysfunctional group that made Trainspotting such an iconic book and film. Their creator Irvine Welsh returns to Henley to tell what Renton, Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud are up to in his new novel Dead Men’s Trousers. It is a novel as anarchic as the original with the quartet lurching from crisis to crisis in a humorous yet moving sequel. Irvine is an entertaining speaker not to be missed.

Sponsored by The Head Partnership Solicitors

This event is now sold out. If you would like to join the waiting list, please call the box office on 01491 575948.

Saturday September 29 - 09/29/2018 05:00 pm
FESTIVAL HUB

PAT-A-CAKE STORYTELLING (Session 1)£6

Start your baby’s love of books at this sensory story time event full of music, sing-a-long activities and interactive games with our professional storyteller.  This unique event will help encourage the first stages of your baby’s development with the visually beautiful, bold and bright board books designed to stimulate the senses.

30 mins  ·   Age 6 months to 2 years
Tickets are required for all attending the session (ordinarily, under 2s may attend events for free as ‘babes in arms’)

 

Saturday September 29 - 09/29/2018 09:30 am
FESTIVAL HUB

PAT-A-CAKE STORYTELLING (Session 2)£6

Start your baby’s love of books at this sensory story time event full of music, sing-a-long activities and interactive games with our professional storyteller.  This unique event will help encourage the first stages of your baby’s development with the visually beautiful, bold and bright board books designed to stimulate the senses.

30 mins  ·   Age 6 months to 2 years
Tickets are required for all attending the session (ordinarily, under 2s may attend events for free as ‘babes in arms’)

Saturday September 29 - 09/29/2018 10:30 am
FESTIVAL HUB

STORY FLAGS WORKSHOP£FREE

Will you wave your flag at the Queen? Or at your favourite football team? Join the River & Rowing Museum for a creative wander through drama and rhyme as you wave with words!  Write a simple performance piece inspired by a special occasion.

45 mins   ·   Age 6+
This event is FREE but booking is required to reserve a space

 

Saturday September 29 - 09/29/2018 11:30 am
FESTIVAL HUB

NOT YET, ZEBRA£6

Join author Lou Kuenzler and illustrator Julia Woolf for an alphabet book with a difference! Annie wants to paint an alphabet using her animals, but Zebra simply can’t wait until the end for his time to shine. Sneakiness, silly costumes and plain pushiness doesn’t get him anywhere – he has to learn to wait his turn!

45 mins  ·  Age 3+

Saturday September 29 - 09/29/2018 01:00 pm
FESTIVAL HUB