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Children, a teacher, a parent and the headteacher from Badgemore were the surprise performance last night at the Living Advent Calendar at Shaun Dickens restaurant. Led by Anna Holm from Sweden they sang songs in Swedish to celebrate Saint Lucia’s Day which is the church feast day dedicated to Lucia of Syracuse on 13 December in Sweden every year.
The evening’s performance was introduced by Samantha Leigh of Henmans Freeth Solicitors who lives in Henley. She said afterwards, “We are very proud of our involvement with this festive event as we believe it is important to be involved with the community we serve. We are always looking at ways to bring families together to share in great experiences and the Living Advent Calendar is certainly the event of December to do just that. We also hope that we go some way to promoting and raising money for the charities who are benefiting from the festival.”
Henmans Freeth teamed up with Shaun Dickens, the award winning chef, at the Boathouse restaurant to provide some delicious treats of homemade mince pies and mulled wine.
Julie Perigo, the Living Advent Calendar organiser told the crowd, “I was delighted to accept their offer of this Swedish performance as it is very close to my heart – my husband and I first saw the original Living Advent Calendar in Stockholm in Sweden and it gave me the idea to bring it back to Henley.” She also told us that she was very pleased to offer her apartment round the corner from Shaun Dickens for the children and adults to get changed into their costumes.
Are you coming tonight to The Little Angel pub to join in the fun? The performance starts at 6.15pm and the evening is sponsored by the Copas Partnership.