Henley Festival to support The Teenage Wilderness Trust & Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Henley Festival (11-15 July 2018) will continue its 35-year tradition of suppoprting local charities and in 2018 will be donating funds to The Teenage Wilderness Trust and the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, both of which are based locally in Henley-on-Thames.

Dedicated to supporting young people with depression, and encouraging discussions around mental health, the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust was set up in memory of a young man who took his own life whilst suffering from depression. The Trust works to reach the people who can spot when someone might be in trouble, including teachers, doctors, employers and university staff, offering them training to open a conversation and give vital first-line support to young people. It also works directly with young people, giving them the tools they need to stay mentally well.

The Teenage Wilderness Trust supports students who find it difficult to engage with mainstream education by offering reengagement courses using bush craft, wilderness learning techniques and practical life skills to encourage students to get back into learning. Working with many children and young people who have experienced verbal and physical abuse and neglect, the Trust’s goal is to support students in regaining their self-esteem, self-respect, respect for others, and a desire to learn new and exciting skills designed to give them success in life.

Charlotte Geeves, CEO at Henley Festival, said: “The Teenage Wilderness Trust and the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust are both incredible charities, performing vital work in our community in Henley. Supporting local charities is at the heart of Henley Festival’s mission, and we’re delighted to be working with both these fantastic charities in 2018.”

Matt Bailey at The Teenage Wilderness Trust, commented: “The Trustees of TWT are delighted to be working with Henley Festival as one of the chosen charities of the year. We see it as a great opportunity to both raise our profile in the community and work with such a creative and prominent event. It’s fantastic that we can work together in this way to help local kids with their education that might otherwise be struggling to stay in school.”

Clare Stafford, CEO Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, added: “I am absolutely delighted that the Festival has chosen CWMT as one of its charity partners for 2018. The Festival is a wonderful event which will offer so many opportunities for us to increase awareness of our work, to raise funds to help us continue it, and to encourage people to talk positively about mental wellbeing.”

Celebrating the best of international music, comedy, arts and food, Henley Festival is the UK’s most glamorous boutique festival, attracting 30,000 visitors each year.

Winner of Best Headline Performance 2016 at the UK Festival Awards, Henley Festival has played host to many of the world’s most celebrated musicians. Previous headliners have included Elton John, Shirley Bassey, The Beach Boys, The Jacksons, Tom Jones, Lionel Richie, Madness, Pet Shop Boys, Burt Bacharach, Jamie Cullum, Jessie J, All Saints and Chaka Khan.

The festival’s comedy line up has included performances from Al Murray, Reginald D Hunter, Tim Minchin, Angus Deayton, Nina Conti, Sarah Pascoe and Russell Kane. Michelin starred chefs cooking up a feast in the past few years have included Albert Roux, Michel Roux Junior and Daniel Clifford, while artists from Damian Hirst to Salvador Dali have had work exhibited at the festival.

Henley Festival’s 2018 line up will be announced in January with tickets going on sale at the start of February.

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1 week ago

Henley Festival

It is with much sadness and regret that the Board of Trustees and CEO Nick Mattingley have agreed that Henley Festival has to be postponed this year. However, ALL of our floating stage artists Madness James Blunt Sophie Ellis-Bextor Sara Cox presents Just Can't Get Enough 80s Kathy Sledge Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing on the Floating Stage at Henley Festival 2021
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We will look forward to 2021. I'll email you, I'm sure you are all as disappointed as we are x

Noooo 😩😩😩

Just hope we live long enough to make it next year as my husband is one of the 1.5 million who has had the exceptionally vunerable letter. Plus my mother will be 92 by then. Definitely something to keep them both fighting on😷😷 Devestated it's postponed but think everyone will agree with decision. Till we meet again 😎💕🍾🍹🎶🎸🎷🥁

Laura Beales. Clive Beales. Hannah Beales and Ellie.x

Do We have to get in touch or will they automatically be valid for next year?

Absolutely amazing that you have got the same line up for 2021.....we are just going to have to be patient and will enjoy it even more!!

Yvette 🥺 xx

Joseph Reed x

We all totally understand and how amazing that You have managed to secure all of the same acts for 2021. Great work Henley Festival Team and the CEO. Good job, stressful times. Keep safe and see you in 2021. Thanks again.

Charlotte 😞

Roll on 2021!!

Will our tickets still be valid for 2021? Or will we be refund and have to pay again next year?

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3 weeks ago

Henley Festival

We’re working really hard to keep you all updated, please visit www.henley-festival.co.uk for a statement on our current status. Thank you for your patience and your continued support - Thanks HF ...

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I’m sure like everyone you are doing your very best during this difficult time for charities and businesses. I hope this wonderful festival goes ahead. I’m sure we will all be ready for something positive to look forward by July.

Stay positive 😊

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As the event is now cancelled. Do we have to contact you regarding refund or credit for next year? Thanks

Now that the Regatta is cancelled will you still be going ahead ??

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3 weeks ago

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“…the country’s most glamorous festival” HELLO Magazine, don't believe it? Come and see if for yourself! 👗 👔 🎩 🎭
Tickets on sale NOW!
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“…the country’s most glamorous festival” HELLO Magazine, dont believe it? Come and see if for yourself! 👗 👔 🎩 🎭 
Tickets on sale NOW! 
https://uk.patronbase.com/_HenleyFestival/Productions 

#EveryonesaVIP #HenleyFestival

3 weeks ago

Henley Festival

From fine dining to grazing, we've got it covered. We've bought back lots of your favourite food spots and added a few new ones that may take your fancy. 🍽️ 🥙 🌮 🥞 🍔 🥂 🍾

Don't forget to book your restaurants through the box office with your tickets!
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From fine dining to grazing, weve got it covered. Weve bought back lots of your favourite food spots and added a few new ones that may take your fancy. 🍽️ 🥙 🌮 🥞 🍔  🥂 🍾 

Dont forget to book your restaurants through the box office with your tickets!
https://uk.patronbase.com/_HenleyFestival/Productions
 
#HenleyFestival #EveryonesaVIP

3 weeks ago

Henley Festival

🎙️ Lost In Music 🎼 🎶 We Are Family 🎵 🔉Got To Be Real 🔊 🎵 He's The Greatest Dancer🎶
Disco Classical featuring Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge headlines our Floating Stage on Saturday 11th July 2020! You'll struggle not to get up and dance to 💃 🕺

Tickets selling fast, General Admission already Sold OUT and the Lawn is looking very full - buy your tickets before they are all gone! uk.patronbase.com/_HenleyFestival/Productions

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Thank Christ for that! Dx 😂♥️ Dx

or Disco Classical Guitar 🙂 youtu.be/uMKDolJ5sUc

Please tell me I’m seeing this Leanne Barnes and Deryn Hughes Dx

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