Madama Butterfly by Will Barnet
Posted on 15th September, 2014

Madama Butterfly at the Hexagon Theatre

The heat-breaking tale of love, loyalty and honour is told in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.  When her American husband Pinkerton returns home, Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) is left to raise her young child on her own while expectantly waiting for her husband to return.  After three long years, Cio-Cio-San is reunited with her husband only to find that he has taken an American wife.  Unable to live with the dishonour and loss, Madama Butterfly secures the future of her child and then takes her own life. Ellen Kent, the award winning producer, brings her internationally acclaimed opera to The Hexagon Theatre in...

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Posted on 29th August, 2014

Thatcham Festival 2014

For fourteen days in October, Thatcham is the place to be for all things arts and leisure related.  This successful festival, in its 13th year, brings together local groups and individuals to showcase their talents and to share their knowledge with all who visit. Last year proved very popular with: leisure and craft fairs, classic car shows, food fairs, art exhibitions, Thai Chi from Age UK, roller discos for the under 16’s, fashion events and bell ringing along with tea dances and astronomy … And this year promises to be much bigger and better.  Make sure you don’t miss the...

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Woman by the River Thames
Posted on 27th August, 2014

New Beginnings at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel

At Sir Christopher Wren, we are very proud of our beautiful property and location; from the hotel itself to its royal connections, the Castle, Eton, the Thames with its swans, and everything that attract our tourists worldwide. Our mission is to do our fabulous hotel  justice at all times … by providing an amazing experience to our customers, delivered by our first-class team with real passion for amazing service. On such note, we wish a warm welcome to our new starters, Natasha Howse and Charlotte Dixon, who recently joined our Front Office team. Both ladies come with a wealth of experience in customer care...

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Royal Berkshire County Show
Posted on 23rd July, 2014

Royal Berkshire County Show

Chieveley is once again the venue for this year’s Royal Berkshire County Show, and what a line up they have in store this year. This two-day event really rivals all others. Taking you back through the 20th Century there will be a display of vintage tractors and other farming machinery, still in full working order, and a display of past farming methods and how they changed through the years.  Keeping in with the vintage theme is an old fashioned funfair including a Victorian carousel! Livestock is a big part of the show and you can see the best of Sheep,...

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Sarova Hotels' employees receiving their long service award
Posted on 19th July, 2014

Sarova Hotels celebrates Employees’ Long Service

Fifteen Sarova employees, with an amazing 140 years’ service between, gathered together with their guests at the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel last month to celebrate their long service with the company in style! After a leisurely boat cruise along the Thames, partaking in champagne and delicious canapés, everyone enjoyed a fabulous four-course dinner with fine wines. After dinner the Sales & Marketing Director, Rajesh Vohra, presented the awards to the individuals and thanked them all for their support, hard work and loyalty. Also present were Virginia Barlow, Group Operations Manager, and Deborah Saleh, Group HR Manager. Sarova Hotels recognises employees with five or more...

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