Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Wonderful Henley Festival of the Arts

Photo Alex Harris
The Henley Festival is one of the biggest, best established and most well-loved art festivals in the UK. The black tie event is held for five nights every summer on the banks of the Thames, welcoming visitors and performers from all over the world. At its heart, The Henley Festival is a charity, and profits go to help support the activities of The Henley Festival Trust. Providing a music therapy programme for the brain injured, supporting the Henley Festival Youth Orchestra and offering  grants for individuals, schools and colleges, the Henley Festival Trust “profoundly believes that the arts have the power to transform lives at every level”.  My husband and I support The Henley Festival Trust as Friends, and have attended the Festival for several years. There are art installations, pop up art galleries, cabarets, stand up comedy, bands and orchestras, roaming performers and stellar performances on the floating stage. In my opinion, it gets better every year.

My favourite performer this year had to be Sting. 

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