You may be mistaken (like me) in thinking that the Festival is the same as the Henley Royal Regatta, the social event founded in 1839...Wrong!
The Henley Festival is actually in it's 33rd year; it is a festival of Arts and Music. It started life with the focus on classical music however it has developed over the years into a 5 day festival with live music from different genre, contemporary arts, comedy and fireworks. Champagne, black ties and evening dresses add to the glamour of this quirky event.
I was fortunate enough to have the pleasure of covering Henley as a corporate event photographer, capturing the essence of the unusual festival.
Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy....
Henley FestivalThe giant deck chair
Roaming Performers The roaming performers add to the quirky feel
They said evening dress Henley Arts & Music These guys really unnerved me when they appeared late in the evening....they just stood and watched.
Henley FestivalRise above it and soak up that evening sun Art at Henley
Henley Arts Sculptures
Henley FestivalMy favourite
Henley FestivalThe i8 Maybe not strictly art, but she is beautiful
Aren't they supposed to be pink elephants?
Henley FestivalHenley Arts & Music Festival Music
There was more than one floating stage!
Wednesday night Jessie J was the headline act on the floating stage
Hello is it me you're looking for?
Thursday's crowd pleaser was the amazing Lionel Ritchie
He had them dancing!
Lionel Ritchie Dancing on the ceiling
Henley Festival is full of surprises, with fine dining provided by the amazing Albert & Michel Roux
Roux's There were waterworks and Fireworks....
Working in "evening dress" was a first for me, but what a great excuse dig that posh frock.
For something a little bit different, with entertainment galore I would recommend a evening (or two) at the Henley Festival.
Thank you and Goodnight!
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