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Living Advent Calendar 2017


Legend and rising star shine from Advent window
Legend and rising star shine from Advent window

The 11th day of the Living Advent saw the audience congregate in Greys Road car park, outside of the offices of Handelsbanken. At 6:15pm a first floor window opened and Richard Rodway welcomed everybody. “In 2011 we had Sweden to thank for bringing us the Living Advent” he said, ..”and in 2015 we had Sweden to thank for bringing to Henley Handelsbanken and this Advent window”...


Snowfall does not mean frosty reception for festive dancers
Snowfall does not mean frosty reception for festive dancers

Snowfall prevented the night’s planned performance in Falaise Square, and the audience were instead invited into the main hall at the Town Hall. The audience of around 100 people waited expectantly on the stairs where they were met by event organiser Richard Rodway who welcomed them, apologised that the event could not take place outside for “elf and safety” reasons but that at least it was warm and dry indoors...


Elf Control Keeps Firemens’ Hats On
Elf Control Keeps Firemens’ Hats On

Despite the chilly weather on Day 9 at the Fire Station, the fire brigade danced to Tom Jones’ “You Can Leave Your Hat On” in Full Monty style, and fortunately for the large crowd they did, marking the start of the night’s panto esque performance. Buckets of water were thrown over a fire fighter and water was sprayed into the crowd amidst audience participation too...

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