Henley MayFayre 2019


I would like to thank everyone that has contributed so far to the preparations for the Henley MayFayre, taking place in the Market Place on Monday 6th May from 12 – 5pm.

It’s a wonderful community event that I hope all the family will enjoy.

We have planned a superb day of music, dance, drama. To open the event Divas & Dudes of Henley will be dancing the traditional MayPole dance – choreographed by Anne Garret.

From 12.30-1.30 we are delighted to welcome Bezerkaz Circus who will be giving a Children’s Circus Workshop.  By the end of which your kids will be twirling plates from their Gran’s walking stick, juggling with the family’s Faberge eggs and balancing baby brother/sister on their shoulder’s whilst riding around on their parent’s bicycle.  I can sense your delight.

At 2pm Rupert House Choir will be singing their hearts out.

And at 3pm Jackanory returns.  We are so lucky to have the delightful children’s author Caroline H Green who will be reading extracts from her beautifully written and illustrated Oscar the Dog series.   They are based on her mischievous mutt, Oscar with the colouring taken from her other dog, Millie.  Illustrated with lively colourful watercolours they are particularly suited to children between 2 and 9 though they seem to appeal to a wider audience!

Please email: henleymayfair@yahoo.com to ensure your child has a place.  It’s FREE.

On stage we have Daisy Willow, local singer songwriter,  D’Rael our own fantastic Henley Busker, Trinity School  performing a short play and Award Winning Irish Dancer Cameron Burne will be entertaining us with his amazing dance.  And of course no MayFayre is complete without the Morris Dancers.

How lucky are we to have the Rock Choir in Henley.  At 3.45pm on the steps of the Town Hall (as they won’t fit on the stage) there will be 60 women who will sing their hearts out to some toe tapping tunes.

And to end this exhausting day we have the Tug of War Tournament.

Teams taking part this year are The Rowbarge Inn (current Trophy holders), The Argyll Henley, The Saracens Head, and Henley Fire Station.  It promises to be a fantastic event.  I gather the Fire Station have a ‘secret weapon’.  Big thanks to Brakspear who have offered £50 to the winner.

I do hope you can all come along and support this event. Please email me if you can help out  – henleymayfair@yahoo.com

We are raising funds for the Henley Stroke Club so do look out for their stall!

Lets hope the sun shines on Monday 6th May.

Sarah Miller – MayFayre Organiser.


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