What's on: 21 things to do this weekend (September 16-18)

Each week, we bring you a round-up of community and family-friendly events taking place across Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Burnham, Twyford and the surrounding area.

Staff reporter


SLOUGH: A brief history of China is the subject of the next Friday Night at the Manor organised by the Slough and Windsor Railway Society.

The title of the talk is ‘China 1988-2000’ and the guest speaker is Ian Silvester.

The event starts at 7.45pm.

Tickets cost £5 for members and £6 for non-members.


BURNHAM: Fairgoers can enjoy a range of games and activities at this year's annual St Peter's Church fete, on Saturday, September 17.

The fete will be held at the Garibaldi Pub from 10am to 1pm and will feature a barbecue and a variety of games and stalls including pig racing, crockery smashing and face painting.

Money raised will go to St Peter's Church.

CLEWER: A food market will be the main attraction at Clewer Green First School’s annual autumn fair tomorrow (Saturday).

The school has paired up with local business and stalls will include burgers and pizza, hotdogs ice cream and candyfloss.

There will also be entertainment from  the Glendalough School of Irish Dance and the Windsor Schools Upper Band. 

Other stalls include bouncy castles, face painting and tombolas, wellie throwing and a coconut shy. 

The Fair will run from 11.30am-4pm the school in Hatch Lane.

COLNBROOK: The Apple Fair is returning to Colnbrook Recreational Ground tomorrow (Saturday).

The event in London Road is being held between noon and 5pm.

There will be a varied musical programme in the main arena including performances from both Colnbrook Church of England and Pippins School choirs.

Entertainment will also be provided by Colnbrook Amateur State Theatre (CAST) which will also be bringing along its youth section, The Academy.

A zumba display will help get people fit and there will also be Bhangra, Sholan and Morris dancers.

Out in the field there will be schools competing head to head in some fun egg-and-spoon and three legged races.

There is also a chance to see Colnbrook’s recently renovated horse drawn fire tender.

Other  attractions around the show ground will include a display by the Women’s Land Army, bouncy castle and pony rides. There will also be the traditional apple bobbing event.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to a number of charities including the Colnbrook scout group, the Colnbrook village museum.

COOKHAM DEAN: This Saturday is the Cookham Dean Village Show, bringing together a variety of flowers and produce for display as well as arts and crafts.

There is the popular dog show, grand raffle draw and a chance to enjoy live music from Peter Ripper’s Maidenhead Concert Band.

The fete, which will be held on the Old Cricket Common from 1pm to 5pm will also be supporting the Rivertime Boat Trust charity.

Parking is available in Hardings Green, and there will be a road closure on Church Road between Popes Lane and War Memorial while the fete is running.

COX GREEN: A Church of the Good Shepherd jumble sale will take place at Cox Green Community Centre at 2pm. Jumble may be brought to the centre from 12.30pm on the day.

DEDWORTH: Keen gardeners will be able to get their hands on free compost at this year’s Dedworth Recycling Day.

Bring along your own container for free compost and there will also be recycling advice, free smoothies and free food bags.

It will take place at Clewer Memorial Park in Dedworth Road tomorrow (Saturday) from 9.30am-2pm.

MAIDENHEAD: The town show will take place on Saturday from 10am until 5pm.

Organised by Craft Coop and Enjoy Maidenhead, it will see craft stalls in the High Street and craft and baking competitions in the Nicholsons Centre.

There will be something for everyone with a variety of categories in the show and performances from community groups and artists on a main stage.

The categories include photography, preserves, sewn or knitted entries, general crafts and baked goods. There will be a fancy dress competition at 11am and a dog show at 1pm. The judges will come from businesses and clubs in the town.

Visit www.craftcoop.co.uk for details.

MAIDENHEAD AND COOKHAM: Discover the talents of artists within the town at either their studios or selected exhibition spaces at the Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail.

The event runs on Saturday and Sunday (September 17 and 18) and gives the public the chance to view a variety of works in different mediums for free.

Each venue will be open from 10am to 6pm on both days, and all are within a five miles radius making them easy to move between to make the most of the third annual event.

The 18 stops onthe trail range from the collection put together by 124 Studios in the Nicholsons Centre, silk painter Stephanie Gay who will have an exhibition in Bridle Road, and a display of watercolour painting inspired by childhood memories by Martin Dutton at Elizabeth House in Cookham.

To download a map of the trail and read more about all the artists taking part see camat.org.uk

MARLOW: The final touches are being put to the big top ahead of this year’s Marlow Carnival.

The annual event is due to be held at Higginson Park on Saturday from 11am.

As well as the usual array of stalls, there will also be a range of live entertainment, fairground rides, classic car show and an obstacle course.

And this year will see the return of the Junior Bake Off – entry forms are still available from Beehive Treats, in Spittal Street.

Visit www.marlowcarnival.co.uk to find out more.

OLD WINDSOR: A disco will raise money for the Blue Acre Horse Rescue in Ham Island. The event at the Old Windsor Club in St Luke's Road will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £5 for adults, £1.50 for children or £12 for a family ticket. There will also be a raffle with all proceeds going to the charity which cares for up to 35 horses at a time. For tickets call Rachel on 07710 570573.

SLOUGH: A group playing the steel drums will be in the Town Square tomorrow (Saturday).

SWIPE’s band, Panachea will be in the High Street between 11am and 3pm.

Aside from performing, they will also be running workshops which will allow members of the public to get involved.

SLOUGH: A craft club at The Curve is launching tomorrow (Saturday).

The Curve Saturday Club will run between 10am and 2pm every Saturday. Craft and other activities will take place for children and families.

SLOUGH: Children can learn to code at a weekly class which starts at The Curve tomorrow (Saturday).

Code Club will run between noon and 2pm every Saturday.

Youngsters aged between nine and 11 can learn to code in Scratch, Python and HTML.

Places are limited so booking is essential.

Call 01753 474100 to book.

WINDSOR: Children are being encouraged to dress up as their favourite Roald Dahl characters for a fun day in the famous author’s memory.

The Windsor and Royal Borough Museum, in Windsor Guildhall, is hosting the event tomorrow (Saturday).

Bookworms will be able to listen to Dahl’s much-loved stories and take part in craft activities.

The fun day will be running from 10.30am to 3.30pm.


ASCOT: The Ascot Farmers’ Market is taking place at Ascot Racecourse on Sunday.

A wide range of fresh produce and plants will be on offer.

Marketgoers can arrive from 9.30am with the market due to be open until 1pm. Visit www.tvfm.org.uk for details.

MAIDENHEAD: Families have been invited to a day of Paralympic sport in celebration of the Rio Games at SportsAble in Braywick Road.

People of various ages and abilities will be able to take part in Paralympic sports and enjoy bouncy castles, music, games and food from 1pm on Sunday.

Groups of four or more can also take part in a wheelchair push challenge, attempting to move wheelchairs locked into rollers as far and as fast as they can in one hour.

Paralympians from previous Games will also attend.

Call 01628 627690 or visit www.sportsable.co.uk for more information.

MARLOW: Members of the armed forces are to parade in Marlow town centre.

Servicemen and women from RAF High Wycombe will march through the High Street on Sunday to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

The parade will go from Court Garden car park at 1:35pm to the war memorial in the Causeway. Some roads will be closed to traffic.

SLOUGH: People are being asked to sign up for Slough Foodbank’s Ride For Food.

The 24-mile sponsored cycle ride is taking place on Sunday.

Cyclists will gather at the Empire cinema in the High Street at 12.30pm and begin their journey to Dorney.

The route will take participants through Datchet, Windsor Great Park and Eton.

The entry fee is £25 for individuals and £50 for families. Money raised from the event will be donated to the foodbank.

Email tobymckeever@gmail.com for more information and to register.

WINDSOR: Buy original art direct from local artists at a sale on Sunday.

The art sale will run from 11.30am-5.30pm upstairs at The Queen Charlotte pub in Church Lane. For more details visit www.butisitart.uk.

WINDSOR: Road closures will be in place in central Windsor on Sunday morning as the annual Battle of Britain parade takes place.

The High Street and Sheet Street will be closed to traffic from 10.35am to 11am and from 11.45am to noon.

The parade is held each year to commemorate members of the Royal Air Force who lost their lives defending the country from the German Luftwaffe in 1940 during the Second World War.

Visit www3.rbwm.gov.uk for more information.


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