What's on in East Berkshire and South Bucks this weekend - August 2-3

What's on in East Berkshire and South Bucks this weekend - August 2-3

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What's on in East Berkshire and South Bucks this weekend - August 2-3

A diverse mix of musical talent will descend on Slough on Sunday as stars including Jazzy B and Tim Westwood take to the stage for the Slough Mela Festival

Other events taking place in Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Twyford, Burnham and the surrounding area include a summer fundraiser for Matt's Fund and a classic car show in Old Windsor.

This weekend will also see a number of events held across the area to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Click here for details of First World War events or scroll down for other events taking place in your area.

 


 

ASCOT:

Ascot Horticultural Society  will hold its Summer Show tomorrow at LVS (Licensed Victuallers' School) Ascot in London Road.

It opens to the public at 1pm and boasts craft and plant stalls, farm animals, a fitness exhibition and fun from children's entertainer Mr McDonut as well as the usual wide range of exhibits.

 


 

BRITWELL:

Tickets are still available left for a UB40 and Bob Marley tribute night at the Britwell Ex-servicemen's Club tomorrow.

Stars in Your Eyes finalist 'Neil' will be singing all their hits along with a disco with DJ Mike Alan.

Tickets are £6 each and can be purchased by calling into the club on Wentworth Avenue.

 


 

BURNHAM:

The Countess of Buckinghamshire will open an exhibition at St Peter's Church in Church Street tomorrow at 2pm.

Blessed Are the Peace Makers will feature art influenced by the First World War from groups including Transformers arts group and the Friendly Bombs theatre group for people with leaning disabilities.

Among the works will be a life-size willow sculpture of Joey, the titular character of War Horse.

 


 

COX GREEN:

David Dickinson will be hunting for bobby dazzlers when Dickinson's Real Deal comes to Cox Green Leisure Centre tomorrow.

Anyone can bring along treasures gathering dust in the attic to be valued by the team and either take a cash offer or put the items up for auction.

Doors will be open between 9am-5pm with free admission and no need to book.

 

A big summer fundraiser will take over Ockwells Park on Sunday with the cash going towards Matt’s Fund.

The day is part of a push to raise as much money as possible to give Matt Rackley a fighting chance in his battle with a brain tumour.

The fun-day kicks off at 1pm, with live bands and comedy, a rodeo bull, bubble football, bouncy castle, It’s a Knockout style assault course and children’s entertainers.

Food will include a barbecue and hog roast.

Matt’s brother Chris  said: "We have got a massive raffle with a £1,000 first prize. It’s probably the most amazing tombola ever. We’ve got some really cool stuff.

"There will also be an auction, with a trip on a plush £1m yacht among the items."


 

OLD WINDSOR:

An international classic car show is taking place for the fourth time on Sunday at the Queen's Farm Shop in Old Windsor.

The show is run by Vic Gallucci and expected to attract between 350 and 500 classic vehicles.

It will feature everything from Bugattis, Ferraris and Lamborghinis to vintage prams and push-chairs.

It is on from 11am-5pm on the grounds of the Farm Shop in Datchet Road, which sells produce from the Queen's farms.

Admission is free.

 


 

SLOUGH:

A disability charity is to be officially relaunched tomorrow.

Participation Association Leisure and Sport (PALS) will celebrate its new name with a day of live performances and family activities.

It will take place at the George Brooker Centre, in Northern Road, Slough, from 1pm-midnight.

The charity was formally known as SADSAD and supports people with disabilities across the town.

 

The party starts on Sunday when a diverse mix of musical stars and entertainers take to the stage for the Slough Mela Festival.

Featuring two stages of live music, the star-studded line-up includes former BBC Radio One DJ Tim Westwood, who will be making his UK Mela debut, the Upfront Reggae Band, and Jazzy B.

Pop bands, dancers, stone lifting demos and an inflatable assault cost will also be among the entertainment on offer at the event in Upton Court Park, Slough.

There will also be a huge funfair and variety of stalls selling food, henna tattoos, and clothing.

The Mela takes place from 12pm to 8.30pm.

Tickets cost £5 for adults, £3 for children and under-fives go free.


 

TAPLOW:

Join Thames Valley Adventure Playground for its summer fun day tomorrow.

Children with or without special needs aged up to 16 are welcome along with their families for a barbecue, games, a mobile farm, and a raffle.

Activities take place 11am-3pm at the playground in Bath Road. Entry is £3 per person. 

Charity supporters can also enter the summer prize draw, which will be decided on the day.

Prizes up fro grabs include premier admission to Ascot racecourse and an overnight stay at Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor.

Tickets are £1 each and are available from the Adventure Playground or online until 12pm on the day.

Visit www.tvap.co.uk for information.

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