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Jonathan Hoban: Walk With Your Wolf£9

Join leading psychotherapist Jonathan for a special walk along the river leaving from Hobbs Boatyard, as he explains why he is such an advocate of walking therapy. His part-memoir, part-life-coaching Walk With Your Wolf will help you confront and navigate difficult emotions such as anxiety and depression – and even help with problems with addiction.

The walk will last approximately one hour and will leave from Hobbs Boatyard just after 10.

This event is now sold out. Please contact the box office if you’d like to added to the waiting list. If any tickets become available, an email will be sent to everyone on the waiting list regardless of your place.

Sunday September 29 - 10:00 am
Hobbs Boatyard

Charlie Hart & Beth Lynch: Gardening Therapy£10

Two people who found that gardening can heal the wounds of grief share their heart- warming tales in the special setting of the Hibernia boat. In Skymeadow: Notes from an English Garden, Charlie shows how he found salvation from the grief of losing his father by turning meadowland into an audacious garden. Beth struggled with the loss of her parents and her cherished garden, but as we see in Where the Hornbeam Grows, she found respite in building a new garden overseas. In conversation with Rosalind Sack.

This event is sponsored by Sarah Ducker

Sunday September 29 - 04:00 pm
Hibernia

Steph Booth: Married to Alzheimer’s£9

Until his death two years ago, Steph was married for two decades to the actor Tony Booth, most famous for his role in Till Death Do Us Part and as father-in-law to Tony Blair through his daughter Cherie. In 2004 he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Steph’s moving account Married to Alzheimer’s tells of the frustration, laughter, anger and joy of their relationship and the effects of this increasingly common disease. In conversation with Cindy Burrowes.

Monday September 30 - 12:00 pm
Town Hall

Catherine Rogers: Gut Healthy£9

We live in an age where our knowledge about health and wellness increases year by year. One person we have to thank for that is Catherine whose book Gut Well Soon explores the science underpinning the health claims and misconceptions we have all heard but never fully understood. In particular, it explains why our gut bacteria is crucial to our mental and physical health, and explains what we can do to support it in a simple and accessible way. In conversation with Cindy Burrowes.

Tuesday October 01 - 04:00 pm
Festival Hub

Bryony Gordon & Laura Bates: You Got This£7

Two Henley favourites discuss what they’d say to their teenage selves. You Got This is not only the title of Mad Girl author Bryony’s latest bestseller, but a perfect summation of the message she and Everyday Sexism founder want to pass on to young people. Bryony tells teenagers ‘the most powerful thing you can be when you grow up is yourself ’ while Laura has travelled the UK hearing from young girls who have experienced sexist behaviour, with The Burning a fictionalisation of her findings. Interviewed by Sunny Singh. This event is sponsored by Gower Cottage Brownies.

Ages 12+

Saturday October 05 - 04:00 pm
Phyllis Court

Monty Panesar£12

Few cricketers generated more feel-good factor than Monty, the first Sikh to play for England. He was an inspirational figure to British Asians in a career where he played 50 Tests, 26 ODIs and took over 700 first class wickets. In The Full Monty – what else could he call it – he talks about growing-up as a cricket obsessed child in Luton, the ups and downs of his career, the extreme racism his parents faced and the severe paranoia he suffered.

Saturday October 05 - 06:30 pm
Christ Church

Mental Health Mates with Poorna Bell, Bryony Gordon & Melissa Hemsley£12

Providing a safe space to walk and talk about problems without judgement, Mental Health Mates has grown into a network of peer support groups with walks in over 70 locations globally, from Sydney to Reading. Mad Girl author Bryony is joined by Mental Health Mates ambassadors cook and Eat Happy author Melissa and award-winning journalist and In Search of Silence author Poorna, for a frank and funny discussion. Proceeds will go to Mental Health Mates.

Sunday October 06 - 10:00 am
Town Hall

Nadiya Hussain£25 Incl. book/ £35 for 2 tickets and 1 book

When Nadiya won The Great British Bake Off it was another remarkable step in an extraordinary life. She returns to Henley for a special post festival event just days before the publication of Finding My Voice. She explores the many different roles assigned to her by her gender, culture, religion and society: daughter and sister in a large family culturally torn between Bangladesh and Britain; a devout Muslim entering an arranged marriage; a mother of three; and now, broadcaster, writer and cake-maker for the Queen. Ticket includes a copy of Finding my Voice (RRP £20). Interviewed by Leah Boleto.

This event is sponsored by The Head Partnership Solicitors.

Saturday October 12 - 03:00 pm
Christ Church

Monty Panesar£12

Few cricketers generated more feel-good factor than Monty, the first Sikh to play for England. He was an inspirational figure to British Asians in a career where he played 50 Tests, 26 ODIs and took over 700 first class wickets. In The Full Monty – what else could he call it – he talks about growing-up as a cricket obsessed child in Luton, the ups and downs of his career, the extreme racism his parents faced and the severe paranoia he suffered.

Saturday October 05 - 10/05/2019 06:30 pm
Christ Church

Nadiya Hussain£25 Incl. book/ £35 for 2 tickets and 1 book

When Nadiya won The Great British Bake Off it was another remarkable step in an extraordinary life. She returns to Henley for a special post festival event just days before the publication of Finding My Voice. She explores the many different roles assigned to her by her gender, culture, religion and society: daughter and sister in a large family culturally torn between Bangladesh and Britain; a devout Muslim entering an arranged marriage; a mother of three; and now, broadcaster, writer and cake-maker for the Queen. Ticket includes a copy of Finding my Voice (RRP £20). Interviewed by Leah Boleto.

This event is sponsored by The Head Partnership Solicitors.

Saturday October 12 - 10/12/2019 03:00 pm
Christ Church

Catherine Rogers: Gut Healthy£9

We live in an age where our knowledge about health and wellness increases year by year. One person we have to thank for that is Catherine whose book Gut Well Soon explores the science underpinning the health claims and misconceptions we have all heard but never fully understood. In particular, it explains why our gut bacteria is crucial to our mental and physical health, and explains what we can do to support it in a simple and accessible way. In conversation with Cindy Burrowes.

Tuesday October 01 - 10/01/2019 04:00 pm
Festival Hub

Charlie Hart & Beth Lynch: Gardening Therapy£10

Two people who found that gardening can heal the wounds of grief share their heart- warming tales in the special setting of the Hibernia boat. In Skymeadow: Notes from an English Garden, Charlie shows how he found salvation from the grief of losing his father by turning meadowland into an audacious garden. Beth struggled with the loss of her parents and her cherished garden, but as we see in Where the Hornbeam Grows, she found respite in building a new garden overseas. In conversation with Rosalind Sack.

This event is sponsored by Sarah Ducker

Sunday September 29 - 09/29/2019 04:00 pm
Hibernia

Jonathan Hoban: Walk With Your Wolf£9

Join leading psychotherapist Jonathan for a special walk along the river leaving from Hobbs Boatyard, as he explains why he is such an advocate of walking therapy. His part-memoir, part-life-coaching Walk With Your Wolf will help you confront and navigate difficult emotions such as anxiety and depression – and even help with problems with addiction.

The walk will last approximately one hour and will leave from Hobbs Boatyard just after 10.

This event is now sold out. Please contact the box office if you’d like to added to the waiting list. If any tickets become available, an email will be sent to everyone on the waiting list regardless of your place.

Sunday September 29 - 09/29/2019 10:00 am
Hobbs Boatyard

Bryony Gordon & Laura Bates: You Got This£7

Two Henley favourites discuss what they’d say to their teenage selves. You Got This is not only the title of Mad Girl author Bryony’s latest bestseller, but a perfect summation of the message she and Everyday Sexism founder want to pass on to young people. Bryony tells teenagers ‘the most powerful thing you can be when you grow up is yourself ’ while Laura has travelled the UK hearing from young girls who have experienced sexist behaviour, with The Burning a fictionalisation of her findings. Interviewed by Sunny Singh. This event is sponsored by Gower Cottage Brownies.

Ages 12+

Saturday October 05 - 10/05/2019 04:00 pm
Phyllis Court

Steph Booth: Married to Alzheimer’s£9

Until his death two years ago, Steph was married for two decades to the actor Tony Booth, most famous for his role in Till Death Do Us Part and as father-in-law to Tony Blair through his daughter Cherie. In 2004 he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Steph’s moving account Married to Alzheimer’s tells of the frustration, laughter, anger and joy of their relationship and the effects of this increasingly common disease. In conversation with Cindy Burrowes.

Monday September 30 - 09/30/2019 12:00 pm
Town Hall

Mental Health Mates with Poorna Bell, Bryony Gordon & Melissa Hemsley£12

Providing a safe space to walk and talk about problems without judgement, Mental Health Mates has grown into a network of peer support groups with walks in over 70 locations globally, from Sydney to Reading. Mad Girl author Bryony is joined by Mental Health Mates ambassadors cook and Eat Happy author Melissa and award-winning journalist and In Search of Silence author Poorna, for a frank and funny discussion. Proceeds will go to Mental Health Mates.

Sunday October 06 - 10/06/2019 10:00 am
Town Hall