Henley Living Advent Calendar

Nov 17, 2017

Headway Thames Valley will once again be taking part in the Henley Living Advent Calendar


The Henley Living Advent Calendar is based on an original idea from Stockholm and began here 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 to 24th.

Like a children’s Advent Calendar, a different window or door is opened at 6:15pm promptly each evening and a 30 minute performance is given to the audience assembled. 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 is matched, by the Organising Committee, with a local performer or group of performers and a collection is made, and Raffle tickets sold, every evening for selected local Charities.

It is a collaborative project between the Henley Living Advent Calendar Trust, the Henley Partnership & Henley Town Council, bringing together nearly 100 local businesses and organisations to provide entertainment on each of the twenty four days leading up to Christmas.

On Friday 8th December at The Bull on Bell Street, the Henley Living Advent Calendar will be supporting Headway Thames Valley and all funds raised from the evening will be donated to the charity. Come along from 5.45pm for a raffle and a festive performance.