What's on in East Berkshire and South Bucks - August 23-25

What's on in East Berkshire and South Bucks - August 23-25

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Nick Mayo

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What's on in East Berkshire and South Bucks - August 23-25

A BANK HOLIDAY bonanza of events for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The 80th Littlewick Show is expected to draw thousands of people to Braywick Showground in Ascot Road on Monday.

Other events in Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Burnham, Twyford and the surrounding area are all listed here.


Saturday


 BURNHAM

The team at The Well @ Lent Rise hope its art project can bring the community together this weekend.

The Christian charity was given funding from the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust and the Heathrow Community Fund for its Something Wonderful is about to Happen project.

It usually works within the Lent Rise area, but will welcome anyone along to create art under the guidance of local professionals.

The free event will take place on from 2.30-4pm at Burnham Methodist Church Hall in Eastfield Road.


WOKINGHAM

A family fun day is being held at Wokingham Fire Station.

There will be tours of the station, demonstrations and activities such as a children's entertainer and a smoke simulation chamber.

Visitors can also take a look at the different types fire engines, including a vintage pump, and there will also be cake and plant stalls.

The day runs from 11am-3.30pm at the station in Denton Road. All are welcome.


MAIDENHEAD

IS IT a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a superhero-themed Timbertown which is swooping into Maidenhead for another year.

Hundreds of youngsters and volunteers will be making and decorating wooden superhero-inspired structures and playing in them before they are demolished and turned into an spectacular bonfire by firefighters at Town Moor in Blackamoor Lane over the bank holiday weekend.

With tickets now sold out, Timbertown Saves the Day is proving to be just as popular as previous years.

The unique four-day event is the only one like it in the country and has been going since 1980s.

The event will take place from Saturday to Tuesday.


TWYFORD

An open studio is being held over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Artist Ted Hallett's Claycroft Studio in Longfield Road will be open from 11am-4.30pm from Saturday to Monday.

Admission is free.


ASCOT

SID and Eva's Over 50s dance club is at King Edward's Hall, King Edward's Road, North Ascot from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Admission is £4 and Sid Wells is the MC. Bring your own food and drink, coffee and tea available.

Phone 01932 700129 or visit oldieswells@yahoo.co.uk


MAIDENHEAD

A hairdresser and an IT support worker have organised a fundraising weekend to raise money for the hospital that gave their parents live-saving heart surgery.

On Saturday, friends Sophie Glover, 24, and Haroon Hussain, 23, are holding an event at the Nicholsons Centre to help reach their £2,000 target for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity.

As well as face painting, henna, hair styling consultation and advice being on offer from hair stylists at Square Roots Hair Salon on King Street, there will be cakes and cookies available from 9am-5pm.

There will also be a raffle.

Bar Sport in King Street will also be hosting a beach party event in the evening to help the pair raise funds.

Then on Sunday, Haroon will be taking the leap in the UK’s highest bungee jump at Bray Lake.


FARNHAM COMMON

Singer Michelle B will be helping to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

She will be singing outside Tru Barbers and True Beauty in Robin Parade from 11am until 2pm.

The 28-year-old said: "It's a very important charity and I'm proud to be helping on Saturday.

"Please come along and listen, chat and donate.

"You can also get a free haircut for every £5 donation at Tru Barbers."

A 24-hour cutathon is also taking place in order to raise £20,000 for the charity.


HOLYPORT:

Hidden treasure, a live band, face painting, and 'find the egg' will be just a few of the family-friendly activities happening at The Belgian Arms' Summer Party.

The pub in Holyport Street will have fun and games for both children and adults.

Food will be served throughout the day and there will also be a Pimm's stall and beer festival.

All the proceeds from the pub's Family Summer Party will be donated to Holyport Primary School.


COOKHAM DEAN

The chance to win a holiday of a lifetime to Florida is being offered by Cookham Dean FC.

The club is holding a lottery draw with a stay in a million-dollar apartment in the exclusive Pier 81 complex of Marco Island up for grabs.

The prize consists of up to 14 days' accommodation for up to six people, along with £2,000 towards the holiday.

Flights are not included.

A maximum of 200 tickets are being sold for the draw, which will take place at the club house in Alfred Major Recreation Ground, Hillcrest Avenue, at 1pm on Saturday (Aug 23).

Tickets cost £25 each and are available by contacting Martyn Newell on 07850 875885.

The draw will be part of a summer club day of celebrations of 135 years of football history on Saturday, which is also set to include a bar and barbecue.

Visit www.cookhamdeanfc.co.uk for details.


DORNEY

STAND-UP paddleboarding (SUP), one of the fastest growing water sport activities, will take place at the Dorney Rowing Lake.

This year marks the second National SUP championships hosted by Bray Lake Watersports, UK SUP Clubs and BSUPA.

Paddling will start from 10.30am. In between races there will be plenty of opportunities for people to give paddling a go with SUP instructors on hand to demonstrate.

Visit www.windsorsupclub.co.uk, www.braylake.com or call 01628 638860 for details.


LANGLEY

LIVE music and games are all part of the Kedermister Karnival.

The Mayor of Slough, Cllr Shafiq Chaudhry will officially open the event at the New Langley Community Hall in Meadow Road at 10am.

Visitors can browse a selection of stalls, take part in a gladiator-style game or listen to live music by acts from the music project SWIPE.

There is also the opportunity to have your pet chipped by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Money raised will go towards the upkeep of the hall.

The free event is due to finish around 4pm.


Sunday


WINDSOR

ARABIAN racing returns to Royal Windsor Racecourse on Sunday as it hosts The Royal Cavalry, The Sultanate of Oman.

It is the seventh of nine dedicated Arabian fixtures for the 2014 Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) season.

Alongside top class races there will be an array of activities for families including a chance to sample the tastes of Oman by visiting the traditional Bedouin Tent.

Gates open at noon. Tickets cost £8 if booked in advance. Under 18s go free.

Visit www.aroracing.co.uk or call 01635 524445.


THE 15th annual Windsor Cricket Club President’s Day match is being held at the Home Park on Sunday.

The Presidents XI will be taking on a Thames Valley League representative side at 2pm.

The under nines will also be playing during the afternoon.


MAIDENHEAD

The Windsor and Maidenhead Community Forum will host its annual cricket tournament at Boyn Hill Cricket Club on Sunday.

Youngsters will kick the day off at noon before the adults take to the wicket at 2pm.

The bar will be open for business and free refreshments will be served to all.


ASCOT

ASCOT Farmers' Market will be in Car Park 3 at the Racecourse, upper Ascot High Street, on Sunday between 9.30am and 1pm.


MAIDENHEAD

A volleyball tournament, rodeo and tug-of-war will form part of a family fundraiser in aid of children in Gaza.

The Salvation Youth Trust is behind the 'Big Sunday Funday' which will be held in Laggan Park, Laggan Road on Sunday from 11am-8pm.

Other attractions will include fairground rides, a bouncy castle, inflatable slide and a barbecue.

Football freestyler coach Colin Nell will also be there to display his talent on stage and run workshops with children throughout the day.

Visit justgiving.com/thebigsundayfunday for details.


SLOUGH

The fifth annual Slough Publicans Barrel Roll is taking place on Sunday.

Teams of four will 'stroll and roll' their empty barrel along the streets, hopefully entertaining passers-by en route.

It begins at 12.30pm at the Moon and Spoon and travels along Slough High Street, down Alpha Street to The Red Cow in Albert Street, and then The Wheatsheaf, followed by a return along Park Street to High Street and up to the finish at The Rising Sun in Windsor Road.

Money raised from the tournament will be donated to Age Concern, Slough & Berkshire East.


PINKNEYS GREEN

The next fundraiser for Matt Rackley is a charity cricket match and fun day on Sunday at Pinkneys Green Cricket Club from 1pm.

There will be a barbecue, Pimms tent, inflatables and bouncy castle at the Pinkneys Drive venue.

Visit www.mattsfund.co.uk for a full list of upcoming events or justgiving.com/mattsfunding/ to donate.


SLOUGH

A traffic-free cycling event is set to take off in Slough on Sunday.

The four mile Sky Ride will start in Upton Court Park at 2pm, following a linear route through parkland, before finishing in Ditton Park at 3.30pm.

Described as ‘easy-going’, the ride is a family friendly event, designed to encourage people to get back on the saddle.

Visit goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=41951 to sign up.


Monday

MAIDENHEAD:

THE 80th Littlewick Show is expected to draw thousands of people to Braywick Showground in Ascot Road on Monday.

The annual August bank holiday event, from 10am-5pm,  features exhibitions, live music, crafts and a children's funfair to name just a few of the attractions.

Organisers hope to make this year's the biggest yet and attract anywhere from 10-12,000 people.

The show has been held annually since 1934, only pausing during the Second World War.   

It is designed to bring the community together and help raise money for charities, which set up stalls around the grounds.

Entertainment is set to include a dog show, a horse show, ferret racing, Basil and Crew mobile farm, Waltham St Lawrence Silver Band and Maidenhead Concert Band.

Prizes are up for grabs across hundreds of show competitions including horticulture, art, equestrian events, classic cars - with vehicles dating back to the early 1900s – and children's categories.

Visit littlewickshow.co.uk for information.


HEDGERLEY

A Bank holiday family fun day is returning once again to Hedgerley village green on Monday.

The annual event will run from 12-5pm to fundraise for St Mary the Virgin church, in Village Lane.

Help For Heroes and RAF pilot Dan Griffith will be awing visitors with a Spitfire display while there will also be a car boot sale and dog competition.

Residents wanting to trade their old vintage items can purchase a pitch from the Londis store, in Store Wood, for £10, and set up from 10am.


WINDSOR

Angelic Voices will be raising the rafters at Windsor Parish Church, High Street on Monday at 7.30pm.

The boys of St John's Choir in Southsea last visited Windsor a year ago. Tickets to see them again this weekend will be available on the door at £5. Children will be admitted free.


LITTLE MARLOW

Little Marlow Village Fete is taking place at the recreation ground in Church Lane from 2-5pm

There will be a range of stalls and activities: children’s races, children’s rides, bouncy castle, face painting, coconut shy, plate smashing, dog show, cake stall, jams, plants, bric-a-brac, books, crafts, tombola, raffle, mini-train, afternoon teas, ice cream and hamburgers.

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