What's on in East Berkshire and South Bucks this weekend - May 17-18

What's on in East Berkshire and South Bucks this weekend - May 17-18

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James Preston

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What's on in East Berkshire and South Bucks this weekend - May 17-18

Let's Rock the Moor

There's plenty going on across East Berkshire and South Bucks this weekend, with big events including Let's Rock the Moor and the annual Duck Derby set to take place.

There's also lots of family-friendly fun to be had at a host of venues across the weekend.

Read our round-up of what's going on where you are below:

 


Ascot

A fundraising table top sale will be held at King Edward's Hall in King Edward's Road, North Ascot, tomorrow.

A range of items will be on offer from more than a dozen tables at the sale, which takes place from noon until 3pm, with refreshments available.

Entrance to the event is 20p.

Money raised will go towards All Saints' Church in London Road and its appeal to support churches in Gambella, Ethiopia.


Cookham

The Tarrystone Players will perform two shows at Pinder Hall in Lower Road.

The amateur dramatic group will stage Sue Townsend's Bazaar & Rummage and Womberang at 8pm tonight and tomorrow.

Tickets are £10 and available from the Stationery Depot in Station Parade, Cookham.

Call 01628 531178 for details.

The stage is being set as Let's Rock the Moor! prepares to return to Marsh Meadow tomorrow.

The UK's second biggest 80s festival will see the likes of Kim Wilde, ABC, Nik Kershaw and Big Country strut their stuff at the sell-out event.


Photographer Mike West will be at the Elizabeth House gallery on tomorrow for a special showcase of his exhibition.

The gallery in Station Hill will be open between 10am and 3.30pm to act as an extra attraction for Let's Rock the Moor guests, displaying a variety of photographs from around the world.


Datchet

The WI Hall on the Green is playing host to folk music fans.

The non profit-making group Into Folk would welcome beginners or intermediate musicians who want to gain confidence playing instruments or singing with others, while building up a folk music repertoire.

All ages are welcome although children must be accompanied by an adult.

The next session is tomorrow from 5pm until 7pm, with the emphasis on singing and percussion instruments.

The May taster sessions at Kingsmead Sailing Club, Datchet Road are on this Sunday and Sunday, May 25, and Wednesday, May 28 and 31.

Try out the facilities from 2pm until 4pm.


A weekend of sailing for complete beginners is being held at Datchet Water Sailing Club.

Visitors will be able to have a go at dinghy and catamaran sailing at the Horton Road venue on Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18, from 10am-4pm.

Beginners aged eight and upwards are invited for advice and instruction or to have a go for the first time on the Queen Mother Reservoir.


Flackwell Heath

A date has been announced for the opening of the new village parkour park.

The facility in Flackwell Heath Recreation Ground will be revealed to the public on Sunday, May 18 from midday.

There will be a barbecue and display from Booker's local freestyle running club.


Iver

Face painting, games and stalls will all be on offer when a charity craft fair and family fun day gets underway in Iver tomorrow.

It has been organised by the Langley and Iver Rotaract Club and will be raising money for charities Shelter Box and Thames Hospice.

It will take place at Iver Village Hall, in High Street, from 11am until 4pm.

Entrance is 50p for adults, 20p for children and free for under threes.


Knowl Hill

Model railway enthusiasts will gather tomorrow for the Thames Valley Model Railway Expo.

The exhibition, at Knowl Hill Village Hall, in The Terrace, will include a demonstration, rail layout and opportunities to meet traders and societies.

It is open between 10am and 5pm.


Langley

Visitors to St Mary's Church Hall in Langley tomorrow can support a range of good causes while getting some bargains.

The church in St Mary's Road has invited charities to use the hall between 2pm and 4pm for a fundraising sale.

Admission is 20p and as many as seven charities will be selling their wares.


Maidenhead

Hundreds of parents are expected to shop for second hand goods at an annual nearly new sale on Saturday.

The event, organised by the NCT, will be held at St Piran's School in Gringer Hill from 1.15 - 2.45pm.


Musical youngsters will be providing the entertainment for a charity event in support of Alzheimers Dementia Support (ADS).

Courthouse School orchestra and choir will be performing at the annual spring fair at St. Mark’s Crescent Methodist Church in Allenby Road.

The free event starts at 10am tomorrow and will include a range of stalls, refreshments and a tombola.

Donate items for stalls on the day or contact Ed Filmore on 01628 623263 to organise collection.


The 30th annual Duck Derby is being held on Sunday.

Hosted by the Lions Club of Maidenhead, the popular event will see thousands of plastic ducks float down the River Thames.

The Maidenhead Sea Cadets will release the racing birds at Ray Mill Island below Boulters Lock and then collect them, including the winning duck, whose owner will win a cash prize of £250.

This year the event will be merging with the Prince Phillip Challenge Trophy which starts at 2pm and will see the Maidenhead Sea Cadets and Windsor Sea Cadets battle it out for a trophy by competing in a boat, canoe and raft race.

Stalls will be set up around the area and there will also be a bouncy castle, fun train and a puppet show.

Ducks can be bought for £1 from the Nicholsons Centre today and tomorrow, or prior to the derby which starts at 4.30pm.

All the proceeds will go to charity.

Visit www.maidenheadlions.org.uk or call 01628 624348 for details.


Marlow

A rock 'n' roll and blues band is rounding up support for its charity gig.

The New Groove, headed up by prostate cancer sufferer Ben Curtis from Flackwell Heath, is due to perform tomorrow at Christ Church in Oxford Road.

Funds will go to Prostate Cancer UK, after 51-year-old Ben was diagnosed with the disease in 2011 and informed it was terminal.

The band will be supported by Freeway Mad.

Visit thelifeofrileymusicclub.com for details.

The Marlow May Fayre is set to go ahead for another year.

The fundraising event is due to take place tomorrow in Higginson Park.

Attractions will include a dog show, pirates and princesses themed fancy dress competition as well as stalls, rides and a vintage car display.

A duck race will take place at 4pm to raise money for Longridge Activity Centre.

Last year's event raised more than £4000.


Slough

Thames Valley Youth FC is holding its annual summer tournament this weekend.

More than 150 teams are expected to take part over two days of football-filled action.

It takes place from 9.30am until 4.30pm tomorrow and continues on Sunday.


Stoke Poges

A 'come and Try' event is set to be held at Stoke Poges Bowls Club on Sunday.

Anyone is welcome at the club, in the grounds of the Polish Club opposite Stoke Poges Church, from 10am until noon.

Equipment is supplied but flat shoes are required.

Email judy.smelt@gmail.com or call 01753 642341 for details.


Taplow

 A final call for ramblers has been made by Thames Valley Adventure Playground (TVAP) to take part in its Spring Walk Challenge.

The event is the Bath Road charity's biggest fundraiser of the year and raised more than £10,000 last year towards the playground's annual £350,000 running costs.

It supports children and adults across the south east who have with special needs.

Participants can choose to tackle a five, 10 or 15-mile course along the Thames Valley's waterways tomorrow.

Maps are provided, along with bottled water, and there will be marshals to offer help and guidance along the way.

Entry is £5 per person or £8 on the day and children aged five and under can take part for free.

Visit tvap.co.uk for details.

 

Visitors to Cliveden Estate are invited to take a trip back to the glamour of the 1930s to celebrate one of its most celebrated residents.

The National Trust-owned grounds hill host a garden party on Sunday to mark what would have been the 125th birthday of Nancy Astor.

Visitors will be able to chat with famous characters from Cliveden’s past played The Cliveden Set – a band of amateur actors who volunteer for the National Trust.

There will also be live music from the Marlow Town Band and activities for children.

Visitors are also encouraged to dress in period costumes - from feather boas and straw boaters, to flapper dresses and flannels.

Festivities run from 11am-4pm.


Twyford

Jazz, swing and rock’n’roll are on the line-up this weekend as the High Voltage Singers join forces with the Reading Accordion Group in support of an international charity.

St Mary’s Church in Station Road will be hosting the concert tomorrow to raise money for Christian Aid.

This is part of a string of events organised by the Twyford District Local Ecumenical Partnership in an effort to raise funds for the charity.

The concert will start at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £8 in advance, £3 for children 16 and under.

Contact the church office on 0118 934 4792 or email office@thru-christ.org.uk to book.

Little Acorn's Pre-School May Fayre at their site at The Colleton School, Colleton Drive, Twyford, from 11am-2pm.

Visit www.littleacorns-twyford.co.uk for details.


Wargrave

A host of activities are on offer for both the experienced and beginner golfer at Hennerton Golf Club.

An open day is being held at the venue in Crazies Hill Road on Sunday.

As well as free tee times, there will also be a 'beat the pro' competition and free golf taster sessions.


Windsor

 

Coaching sessions for young tennis players will be taking place at two venues in Windsor this weekend.

They are being held by the Great British Tennis Weekend 2014; an initiative started by the British Tennis Association.

They will be running at Home Park Lawn Tennis Club on tomorrow and Sunday, and at Windsor Lawn Tennis Club on Sunday.

Visit www.greatbritishtennisweekend.com for details.

A fundraising plant sale is being held tomorrow  at St Luke's Church in Old Windsor.

Cakes and books will also be available at the church in St Luke's Road and there will be a raffle, with refreshments on offer too.

The event runs between 2pm and 4pm.


A dance theatre company will be will be holding a Big Dance class in Windsor as part of international project.

4Motion Dance Theatre will be performing at Alexandra Gardens tomorrow and will be encouraging members of the public to get involved.

Company directors Elaine Macey and Dean Soden were commissioned by the British Council, Lebanon, to travel to Beirut in April to teach more than 800 people the Big Dance Pledge 2014.

The energetic four-minute dance was choreographed by the Royal Scottish Ballet as a means of

celebrating the diverse cultures of the Commonwealth Games taking place this summer.

4Motion will professionally film the big performance.

The class will run from 1.30pm-3.30pm.

Contact dean@4motiondancetheatre.co.uk for more information.

 

Blue Peter presenters Radzi Chinyanganya and Lindsey Russell will be bringing their famously competitive spirits to Royal Windsor Horse Show this weekend.

Radzi, 26, and Lindsey, 23, will taking each other on tomorrow at the famous Carriage Driving Marathon course used for the Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix at the show.

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