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Reg Charity: No 1044280

Performing Arts

Gig Night

Lovibonds Brewery, Greys Road car park, Henley RG9 2AA

Saturday 9th March, 6pm – 10.30pm 

School years 9 - 13

All welcome

 

Come and perform at Lovibonds, a fantastic venue.  We are looking for singers, bands and solo performers.  We have had some amazing bands play for us over the years.  Some are now professional musicians, have played on the radio and in music festivals such as Reading, and released their own music.  You can play just one number or up to 3 or 4, dependant on the number of performers.  We have Henley Theatre Services who will provide professional sound support and there will be rehearsals during the day. Come and make history in March!

 

Tickets on the door £5

 

Click here to contact the event organiser to register or for more info or email kerry.fretwell@penningtons.co.uk and put Gig Night in the subject line. If you are under 16 please ask your parent or carer to contact us on your behalf.

 

 

Junior Proms

Rupert House School, Henley RG9 2BN

Sunday 10th March, 10am – 3pm

School years 1 – 6

No tickets required

 

An event for primary school-aged musicians who play an instrument or sing to come and perform in front of a friendly audience in a non-competitive environment.  There will be a series of mini-concerts throughout the day which you will be able to perform in - solos, duets, trios or groups!  You will receive encouraging feedback on your performance from our 'special advisors’. There will be no rehearsals but a room will be available on the day for you to warm up in.

 

Download entry form here - closing date for entries: 26th February

 

Click here or email hyfinfo@gmail.com to contact the event organiser putting Junior Proms in the subject line.

HYF Entertain

The Kenton Theatre, Henley, RG9 2BP

7 – 9.30pm, Wednesday 13th March

School years 1 - 13

 

Play, act, recite poetry, do a back-flip or make us laugh – anything goes, as long as you entertain us with your talent! Enter with friends or as a solo act.  This is a real evening of Variety so we are looking for performers to entertain us with the following: Dancing with props, musical theatre, song and dance acts, gymnastics displays, drama, comedy sketches or stand-up, magic acts, poetry/spoken word. 

Rehearsal times: Tuesday 12th March 3:45pm onwards. We will contact you to arrange a time.

 

Download entry form here - Closing date for entries is 26th February.

Tickets required. Available from the Kenton box office from 27th February - max 4 per booking.

Click here or email hyfinfo@gmail.com to contact the event organiser putting HYF Entertain in the subject line.

HYF Proms

The Kenton Theatre, Henley, RG9 2BP

7 – 9:30pm, Thursday 14th March.

School years 7 – 13

 

For secondary school/college age classical, folk and jazz musicians.  If you enjoy playing an instrument we would love to hear you play!  Come and share your performing talent with our audience at the Kenton theatre. Our special advisors will be in the audience and will provide written feedback on your performance.

Rehearsal times: Monday 11th March: 3:45pm onwards & Thursday 14th March 4pm onwards. We will contact you to arrange a time.

 

Download entry form here - Closing date for entries is 26th February.

Tickets required. Available from the Kenton box office from 27th February.

Click here or email hyfinfo@gmail.com to contact the event organiser putting HYF Proms in the subject line.

 

 

HYF Dance

The Kenton Theatre, Henley, RG9 2BP

7 – 9:30pm, Friday 15th March  

School years 5 - 13

 

All Henley children between the ages of 9 and 18 are eligible to enter HYF Dance. You can enter as a soloist AND as part of a group, but you can only take part in 2 numbers in total. We would love to see your own choreography, but you may ask an adult for guidance if you need to. You can dance to any backing track of your choice as long as you are able to email it to us – no longer than 3 minutes, please. You will be able to rehearse your dance prior to the showcase event – details will be sent to you shortly after your application form is received. Special guests will be present on show night to give you constructive feedback about your performance. This year, our theme is ‘Dreams’ and we would love to see choreography that reflects this theme. 

Rehearsal times: Sunday 10th March afternoon. We will contact you to arrange a time.

 

Download entry form here - Closing date for entries is 26th February

Tickets required. Available from the Kenton box office from 27th February - max 4 per booking.

*Please note that in the event of a large number of entries, some participants from years 5 & 6 may be asked to perform in HYF Young Dancer on Saturday 16th March.

 

Click here or email  hyfinfo@gmail.com to contact the event organiser putting HYF Dance in the subject line.

 

 

HYF Young Dancer

The Kenton Theatre, Henley, Henley, RG9 2BP

1pm – 3pm, Saturday 16th March  

Years 1 - 4

 

HYF Young Dancer is an afternoon dedicated to giving Henley children between the ages of 5 – 8 the opportunity to perform their dance on a real stage with professional technical support at the Kenton Theatre. Performances should be no longer than 3 minutes, and children are encouraged to choreograph their own dances around this year's theme of ‘Dreams’.

 

NB: There is no rehearsal for this event.  Performers will sit in the audience to watch each other. When it’s their turn to perform, they will be asked up onto the stage to perform. The children support each other – this is always a relaxed, inspiring and happy event!

*Please note that in the event of a large number of entries, some participants from years 5 & 6 may be asked to perform in HYF Young Dancer on Saturday 16th March.

 

Download entry form here - Closing date for entries is 26th February

Tickets required. Available from the Kenton box office from 27th February. Max 4 per booking.

 

Click here or email hyfinfo@gmail.com to contact the event organiser putting HYF Young Dancer in the subject line.

 

HYF Sing

The Kenton Theatre, Henley, RG9 2BP

7pm – 9.30pm, Saturday 16th March

School years 3 - 13 

 

HYF Sing welcomes solo and small group performances from singers.   You can sing unaccompanied, with a piano or other instrument, or using a backing track (you will need to provide this to our technicians well in advance of the performance).  If you need help finding an accompanist, let us know and we will put you in touch with someone.  

Think about singing a song that you like and that suits your voice.  Think about the range in the song and also check the words are suitable for a family audience!  If you won’t want to sing on your own, ask a friend or a group to sing with you.   If you enjoy composing songs, perhaps you could sing something you have written yourself. 

 

Rehearsal times: Sunday 10th March 5pm onwards or Wednesday 13th March after school.  We will contact you to arrange a suitable rehearsal time. 

 

Download entry form here - Closing date for entries is 26th February

Tickets required. Available from the Kenton box office from 27th February - max 4 per booking.

Click here or email hyfinfo@gmail.com to contact the event organiser putting HYF Sing in the subject line.