The Henley Living Advent Calendar is based on an original idea from Stockholm and began in Henley in 2011. One of the first events of it’s kind in the UK, and certainly the first locally, it runs every evening from December 1st – 24th.
Like a children’s Advent Calendar, a different window or door throughout Henley is opened at 6:15pm promptly every evening and a 30 minute performance is given to the audience. This can include songs, carols, music, poetry, book excerpts, notes from local history or folklore, sketches, dance etc, all with a Christmas or winter focus to them.
Each Venue in Henley is matched with a local performer or group of performers and a collection is made, and Raffle tickets sold, every evening for selected local Charities.
Each participating business will have their own event to run and in true advent calendar style the details of the actual performance will be kept secret and revealed on the day.
This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Christmas involving all the community and providing a great opportunity for local groups to engage with businesses in a different way.
Living Advent Calendar Venues 2017 (please note that venues and performances may change and all performances are subject to weather conditions, so please check before travelling).
1 December: The Town Hall, The Market Place
2 December: On the terrace of the Leander Club
3 December: Finlay Suite, Phyllis Court
4 December: River & Rowing Museum, Mill Lane
5 December: Angel on the Bridge
6 December: Kenton Theatre, New Street
7 December: Henley Cricket Club, Malson Drive
8 December: The Bull, Bell Street
9 December: Henley Fire Station, West Street
10 December: Falaise Square, Market Place
11 December: Handlesbanken, Tuns Lane
12 December: Hotel du Vin, New Street
13 December: Magoos, Hart Street
14 December: Simmons & Sons, Bell Street
15 December: The Town Hall, The Market Place
16 December: Henley Hawks Rugby Club, Marlow Road
17 December: D:Two, Market Place
18 December: Holy Trinity Church, Church Street
19 December: Christchurch, Reading Road
20 December: Delegate Office Services, Hart Street, in courtyard
21 December: Hart Surgery and Bell Surgery, York Road
22 December: The Town Hall, The Market Place
23 December: Market Place
24 December: Saint Mary’s, Hart Street
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