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An Evening By The Pool£10

The Pool – the online platform for women too busy to browse – comes to Henley for a special event on our opening night. Co-founder, editor & CEO Sam Baker is joined by four top contributors to talk fashion, feminism, mental health and much more: Festival favourite and Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon; agony aunt and How To Be A Grown Up author Daisy Buchanan; vlogger and No Filter author Grace Victory; journalist and Pretty Iconic author Sali Hughes.

Monday October 02 - 08:30 pm
Kenton Theatre

F-Word: Gemma Cairney, Lousie Pentland & Holly Smale£10

A frank, fearless and funny discussion of what it means to be a feminist in 2017 with three top speakers: presenter of Radio 1’s advice show The Surgery and author of Open: A Toolkit For How Magic & Messed Up Life Can Be Gemma; Sprinkleofglitter vlogger, UN Gender Equality Ambassador and author of Wilde Like Me Louise; and Holly, author of the bestselling series of Geek Girl YA novels.

Thursday October 05 - 06:30 pm
Kenton Theatre

Jess Phillips£10

Jess became the Labour MP for Yardley in Birmingham in 2015 and her impact has been phenomenal – both in the House and now with Everywoman, one of the most talked-about books of 2017. “You might already know me as that gobby MP who has a tendency to shout about the stuff I care about”, she says. Now, she comes to Henley to talk about why women must stand up and speak out.

Saturday October 07 - 01:00 pm
Kenton Theatre

Joanne Harris & Samantha Shannon£8

Two respected authors – also two of the most refreshing voices on the publishing industry and the world at large – join us to discuss their shared experiences of creating fictional universes of their own. Chocolat author Joanne has just published Runelight while Samantha is behind the acclaimed Bone Season series including her latest, The Song Rising.
A collection will be held for our charity partner, ABC to Read

Saturday October 07 - 03:00 pm
Town Hall

Jason Wallace: Encounters£6

Learn about writing stories based on true events with Jason, winner of the Costa Children’s Book Award for a creative writing workshop. He will talk about how his latest novel Encounters developed from real life accounts of a mysterious incident in Zimbabwe, reveal his personal connections to the story and show the power of fact based fiction using a series of activities, games and writing challenges.
Duration 45 mins | Age 12+

Sunday October 08 - 03:00 pm
Festival Hub

Katherine Rundell: The Explorer£6

Join magical storyteller and tightrope walker Katherine – “Absolutely the best writer around” according to our Patron, Daniel Hahn – as she appears in conversation with Amanda Jennings to discuss her latest novel The Explorer, a story of adventure, survival and bravery, inspired by her expedition to the Amazon rainforest. Hear Katherine talk about the books that influence and inspire her, and get the chance to ask your own questions too.
Duration 45 mins | Age 10+

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE (01491 575948) IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST.

Sunday October 08 - 05:00 pm
Town Hall

June Sarpong£10

Awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting and charity, June’s 20-year career has included T4, Loose Women and hosting Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations in Hyde Park. Now, in Diversify, she examines how division limits our society, and provides six simple steps to help overcome prejudice. June gives a fierce, accessible and comprehensive guide to the ways in which a more open society means a more successful one, and why we can live without prejudice – and should want to.
Sponsored by Head Partnership Solicitors

Sunday October 08 - 05:00 pm
Kenton Theatre

Jason Wallace: Encounters£6

Learn about writing stories based on true events with Jason, winner of the Costa Children’s Book Award for a creative writing workshop. He will talk about how his latest novel Encounters developed from real life accounts of a mysterious incident in Zimbabwe, reveal his personal connections to the story and show the power of fact based fiction using a series of activities, games and writing challenges.
Duration 45 mins | Age 12+

Sunday October 08 - 10/08/2017 03:00 pm
Festival Hub

An Evening By The Pool£10

The Pool – the online platform for women too busy to browse – comes to Henley for a special event on our opening night. Co-founder, editor & CEO Sam Baker is joined by four top contributors to talk fashion, feminism, mental health and much more: Festival favourite and Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon; agony aunt and How To Be A Grown Up author Daisy Buchanan; vlogger and No Filter author Grace Victory; journalist and Pretty Iconic author Sali Hughes.

Monday October 02 - 10/02/2017 08:30 pm
Kenton Theatre

F-Word: Gemma Cairney, Lousie Pentland & Holly Smale£10

A frank, fearless and funny discussion of what it means to be a feminist in 2017 with three top speakers: presenter of Radio 1’s advice show The Surgery and author of Open: A Toolkit For How Magic & Messed Up Life Can Be Gemma; Sprinkleofglitter vlogger, UN Gender Equality Ambassador and author of Wilde Like Me Louise; and Holly, author of the bestselling series of Geek Girl YA novels.

Thursday October 05 - 10/05/2017 06:30 pm
Kenton Theatre

June Sarpong£10

Awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting and charity, June’s 20-year career has included T4, Loose Women and hosting Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations in Hyde Park. Now, in Diversify, she examines how division limits our society, and provides six simple steps to help overcome prejudice. June gives a fierce, accessible and comprehensive guide to the ways in which a more open society means a more successful one, and why we can live without prejudice – and should want to.
Sponsored by Head Partnership Solicitors

Sunday October 08 - 10/08/2017 05:00 pm
Kenton Theatre

Jess Phillips£10

Jess became the Labour MP for Yardley in Birmingham in 2015 and her impact has been phenomenal – both in the House and now with Everywoman, one of the most talked-about books of 2017. “You might already know me as that gobby MP who has a tendency to shout about the stuff I care about”, she says. Now, she comes to Henley to talk about why women must stand up and speak out.

Saturday October 07 - 10/07/2017 01:00 pm
Kenton Theatre

Katherine Rundell: The Explorer£6

Join magical storyteller and tightrope walker Katherine – “Absolutely the best writer around” according to our Patron, Daniel Hahn – as she appears in conversation with Amanda Jennings to discuss her latest novel The Explorer, a story of adventure, survival and bravery, inspired by her expedition to the Amazon rainforest. Hear Katherine talk about the books that influence and inspire her, and get the chance to ask your own questions too.
Duration 45 mins | Age 10+

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE (01491 575948) IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST.

Sunday October 08 - 10/08/2017 05:00 pm
Town Hall

Joanne Harris & Samantha Shannon£8

Two respected authors – also two of the most refreshing voices on the publishing industry and the world at large – join us to discuss their shared experiences of creating fictional universes of their own. Chocolat author Joanne has just published Runelight while Samantha is behind the acclaimed Bone Season series including her latest, The Song Rising.
A collection will be held for our charity partner, ABC to Read

Saturday October 07 - 10/07/2017 03:00 pm
Town Hall