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4th Jul, 2022

Former The Voice contestant to kick off Henley Arts Festival

HENLEY Arts Festival is set to be opened by a former contestant on TV talent show The Voice.

Karl Loxley shot to fame on the former BBC One show singing the opera aria ‘Nessun Dorma’ and will kick off the celebration of music, and drama running from April 3 to 9.

The festival will also welcome Edinburgh Festival hit Dan Clews’ ‘The James Taylor Story’ which follows the rise and fall of the singer-songwriter.

A one woman dramatisation of the Kerry Babies Scandal of 1984 will see Caroline Burns Cooke take on multiple roles as she tells the story of a single mother wrongly accused of the murder of a new-born baby.

And Henley Amateur Dramatics Society (HADS) will take to the stage to perform four of Alan Bennett’s ‘Talking Heads’ monologues exploring four seemingly mundane characters each with hidden depths.

Tickets go on sale on at on February 1 and more events are still to be announced.

* HENLEY Guild Hall Trust are also keen to hear from potential main sponsors for the festival.

The event urgently needs two main sponsors who will feature within promotional material and pre-performance announcements.

Any interested parties should contact Laurence Marshall for more information.

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