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Good Holiday Ideas | August 21, 2019

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All Aboard for Henley

All Aboard for Henley
Georgia Dalton-Stone

There’s one major event that real seasoners never miss. Read more from Editor John Hill

From 11 to 15 July Henley Regatta puts on its famous annual festival of music, comedy, art, food and great fun. The season’s only Black-Tie boutique festival this year features Rita Ora, Grace Jones, Nile Rodgers & Chic plus Curtis Stigers, Rob Brydon and Ronnie Scott’s Big Band present ‘Sinatra at the Sands’.

And a last night scoop – the English National Opera performs under the stars on the Thames.

  • Soaking up the atmosphere

Rest of the star-spangled week’s events include jazz and swing and terrific comedy acts including – Paul Merton, Lee Nelson, Lucy Porter, Mark Watson and a host of gagsters, who are sure to have you aching with laughter. If visitors can pull themselves away from Henley’s Floating Stage they can also tickle their taste buds with a series of creations from Michelin stars led by Angela Hartnett, MBE.

For tickets and info on this classy event, click here.

http://henley-festival.co.