What's on in East Berkshire and South Bucks this weekend - July 12-13

What's on in East Berkshire and South Bucks this weekend - July 12-13

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James Preston

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What's on in East Berkshire and South Bucks this weekend - July 12-13

Two brand new events are set to come to Maidenhead tomorrow with its first night market and a new town show set to be launched.

But Maidenhead isn't the only place where events and activities will be taking place this weekend, and as always there's plenty to see and do in Slough, Windsor, Burnham, Twyford and the surrounding area too.

Big events include Burnham Carnival, and Windsor's second En Plein Air art event.

Find out what's going on where you are below.

 


 

ASCOT:

Royal Ascot Tennis Club in Ascot Wood, Station Hill, is organising a 'play for free' day on Sunday. People of all ages still inspired by Wimbledon will be able to play on the club's four floodlit courts between 11am and 4pm.

Refreshments will be available and the usual joining fees waived for anyone inspired to take the plunge while they are there.


BRITWELL:

Rankin Robbie J will be playing cover versions of songs made famous by the likes of Madness, Bad Manners and The Beat, at the Britwell Ex-servicemen's Club.

The show will start at 9pm tomorrow. All are welcome to the club in Wentworth avenue.


BURNHAM:

Burnham village is preparing for its biggest party of the year tomorrow

The Burnham Community Association (BCA) has been preparing for Burnham Carnival since January and more than 2,000 people are expected to take part in the festivities.

Visitors are invited to dress in period costume for this year’s theme: Our Village At War 1914-18.

Led by the oldest member of the Burnham branch of the Royal British Legion, a fancy dress parade will start in Minniecroft Road at 12.30pm before marching through the High Street and into Burnham Park where a whole range of activities will take place.

The carnival is free and will be open from 12pm until 4.30pm tomorrow.

Email burnham.carnival@outlook.com for more information.

 

The first in a series of street entertainers will perform for shoppers in the High Street tomorrow.

Burnham-based Swing 42 Jazz trio will play outside the Burnham Emporium from 11am-1pm.

More performances are set to take place on the first Saturdays in August, September and October.

The entertainment will be sponsored by the Burnham Business Association.


COOKHAM:

The next session at the Cookham Community Allotment Project will be held tomorrow between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

The scheme was launched by friends Becky Pinniger, Ingrid Allen, Kathy Rickman and Angela Jones and aims to help people discover the therapeutic benefits of gardening.

The team ensures that an expert is always on-hand at the Alfred Major Recreation Ground to guide budding gardeners through the sessions.


COOKHAM RISE:

Elizabeth House day centre will host a gift day tomorrow between 10am and noon.

The morning offers a chance for people to donate unwanted items to the home, including beer, wine, champagne, soft drinks, oils and books to help with the running costs of the popular centre in Station Hill. 

Trustees will welcome guests to enjoy a cup of tea, talk about the work they do and homemade cakes may also be on offer.


FIFIELD:

Braywood Cricket Club is holding its annual club day on Sunday.

The day includes fixtures for junior and senior sides, and is a chance for past and present to meet up with each other and share memories.

At 1pm a club XI will play a Guy Mulley XI in a 40 over game at the cricket ground in Forest Green Road.

Alongside the match there will be a barbecue, bouncy castle and a fundraising raffle which raises money for the club.


FLACKWELL HEATH:

Villagers are invited to a public picnic.

Hundreds of people are expected to descend on Flackwell Heath Recreation Ground for the event on Sunday following the cancellation of the annual Cherry Fayre.

Weather-dependent the picnic, which will be teddy bear themed, will run from noon-4pm.

Other attractions are due to include football, bowls, a bouncy castle and cream teas.

There will also be entertainment from drama group The Mavericks and music from John Dunsterville.


HARE HATCH:

A Christian drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre is holding an open day.

The public is invited to the grounds of Yeldall Manor in Blakes Lane tomorrow from 1-5.30pm.

There will be a hog roast as well as craft stalls, home made cakes, fete games, face painting and a bouncy castle.


HOLYPORT:

The White Hart is holding its beer and cider festival tomorrow and on Sunday.

Landlady Michelle O'Keefe says 12 guest ales will be on tap, alongside real ciders.

On the Saturday paella will be cooked up in the pub's garden. On Sunday The Wessex Pistols will entertain drinkers. They play cover songs 'with a hillbilly twist."


IVER:

An open Fun Day for all the family is taking place at Iver Golf Club in Hollow Hill Lane.

Attendees can enjoy free beginners lessons, an under-fives competition, face painting, free range balls and a barbecue on Sunday.

The event will start at 10am and finish at 4.30pm.


LANGLEY:

This year's Langley Carnival will take place tomorrow at Langley Memorial Ground in Langley Road.

From noon until 4.30pm visitors can enjoy music from SWIPE, football, dancing, a fun fair, a small dog show and an inter-group challenge between scouts and cubs.

Refreshments, a bouncy castle, raffle and smash the crockery game will also be available.

Stalls cost £12 for community groups and charities and £20 for others.

Call festival chairman Liz Barnett on 01753 539024 to book a stall.


MAIDENHEAD:

Preparations are underway for the town's first Camden-style night market tomorrow.

Key organiser Jeff Lloyd is excited about the event which has been in the pipeline since he won the Royal Borough’s £20,000 Bright Ideas competition in September last year.

It will feature live music, stilt walkers, caricaturists, a fun fair, hot food stalls, and a bar run by Smokey Joes Roadhouse.

The market will take place from  6.30-11.30pm in the High Street.

On the following Saturday, July 19, the night market will be held in Windsor.

All Saints Church in Boyn Hill is holding its summer fete in the Quadrangle, outside the church in Boyne Hill Road, tomorrow, from noon-4pm.

There will be musical entertainment and lots to eat . Call 01628 621933 for details.

 

A traditional country fair is coming to town. Fancy dress, prizewinning cakes and crafts will be among the attractions at The Maidenhead Town Show, due to be held tomorrow.

It is the first event of its kind to be held in the town and will spread out across the High Street and Nicholsons Centre.

Organised by Craft Coop, in partnership with Enjoy Maidenhead, it will run from 10am - 5pm.

People can enter baked goods, knitted articles, jams, and crafts.

There will also be a dog competition and performances from singing and dancing groups, including Rosie's Rainbow Choir.


A 'have a go' event is being run by the Maidenhead Young Firefighters unit.

The fire station in Bridge Road is hosting the event, which runs from 10.30am-12.30pm tomorrow.

The young firefighters scheme is open to youngsters between 12-16 years old.

Run by firefighters with educational support from the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, the scheme allows children to have a go at both practical and theory based activities.

These include hose drills, breathing apparatus procedures and fire safety awareness sessions.

The group meets on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm and is looking for new members to join them in September.

Email youngfirefightersmaidenhead@rbfrs.co.uk to register for the event.

 

Seven-a-side football and children's games will be among the activities at a sports day organised by the Windsor and Maidenhead Community Forum (WAMCF).

It is the ninth annual sports day held by the religious forum group and will be on Sunday at Altwood School in Altwood Road from 1.30-5.30pm.

There will be adult teams and teams for under 12s.

Participants without a team are also welcome.

Contact Karnail Pannu on 0794 426 5995 for information.


PINKNEYS GREEN:

J and K Autos is holding a charity car wash to raise money for Matt's Fund on Sunday.

The mechanics in Lee Lane, Pinkneys Green, will be hosting the car was between 10am and 4pm.

As well as a car wash there will be a tombola and wheel of fortune, with the chance to win free car services.

There is a minimum donation of £5 for a car wash.


SLOUGH:

Musical try outs are being held in Slough Library tomorrow.

Everybody aged between five and 18 who wants to try out a musical instrument is welcome to join in at the taster session being run by Slough Music Service.

The session is taking place at the library in the High Street between noon and 1.30pm with no booking required.

Call 01753 535166 for details.


SUNNINGDALE:

Amelia O'Connell and Nomakhosi from BBC show The Voice are among the attractions at Jazz in the Park at Broomhall Recreation Ground in Broomhall Lane on Sunday.

The event runs from noon to 6pm and will also feature a Champagne bar, beer tent, food and children's entertainment, a 'virtual' casino, raffle and stalls.


TWYFORD:

A charity ballroom and latin dance event will raise money for the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

The Tony Jacobs Summer Sizzler is due to be held tomorrow at Loddon Hall in Loddon Hall Rd from 8-11pm.

The evening will feature music from the thirties and forties performed by The Jim Barry Quintet and singer Catherine Sykes.

Contact roy_godwin@yahoo.co.uk for details.


WARGRAVE:

An auction of promises to raise funds for a church project is being held at the Woodclyffe Hall.

Promises, including a holiday, tickets to the Proms and a Downton Abbey 'experience' are up for auction.

Funds raised will go towards the 21C Project Appeal to adapt and extend St Mary's Church in Station Road.

Tickets for the event tomorrow at 7.30pm, cost £12 and includes dinner. Contact Bob Austen on 0118 9403038 to book. Visit wargravechurch.org.uk/Auction for details.


WINDSOR:

Don't forget the Windsor Team Ministry curry night at St Stephens School Rooms in Vansittart Road tomorrow, starting at 6.30pm.

It costs £10 a person, or £5 for children under 12. Bring your own wine or soft drinks.

Contact Stephanie Minici on 01753 856406 or stephanie.minici@btinternet.com for details.

 

Windsor's second En Plein Air art event takes place tomorrow all over town.

Artists taking part will gather at the Guildhall between 10am and 11am, before being sent off to a choice of locations and given just four hours to paint or draw their own 'masterpiece' in the open air.

At 3pm the artists will set up an exhibition of their work at Windsor Royal Shopping centre at Goswell Hill, ready to be judged.

There will be a £250 prize for the winner with a 'peoples' choice' winner chosen by members of the public at the exhibition.

It costs £10 to enter. Visit www.windsor.gov.uk for details.

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