What's on: 24 things to do this weekend (June 10-12)

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.

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What's on: 24 things to do this weekend (June 10-12)


BRAY: Special events to commemorate the Queen’s birthday will take place this weekend in Bray.

A flower festival in Her Majesty’s honour will take place at St Michael’s Church  from Friday until Monday.

Each exhibit will record memorable years for Her Majesty and has been created by Maggie Jans and St Michael’s team of flower arrangers.

Refreshments will be available at the festival which will run from 10.30am-4.30pm each day.

The parish communion on Sunday will also include special prayers for Her Majesty which begins at 10am.

Details at www.braystmichael.co.uk.

MAIDENHEAD: St Luke’s church in Norfolk Road will continue its year of 150th birthday celebrations with a flower festival this weekend.

From today (Friday) the church will be filled with floral scents as members of flower arranging clubs join its regular flower arrangers to create beautiful displays based around the life of the church and the theme of celebration.

The mid-Victorial church, built in 1866, will be open to view the flowers from 10am-5pm on tomorrow and Saturday, and from midday-5pm on Sunday.

There will also be two free music recitals over the weekend.

Today at 1pm organist David Goode will perform, with lunches available from midday.

And at 3pm on Sunday soprano Ruth Sheppard and tenor Richard  Ratcliffe will be accompanied by Gillian Salmon on the piano in a performance of ‘A Summer Celebration’.  A cream tea is available afterwards at £6 per head.

The church’s summer fair will also be held on Saturday in the neighbouring vicarage garden from 11am-3pm. A range of stalls and refreshments will be on offer with a raffle running over the whole weekend.

Other events planned for the anniversary year include a Summer Arts Project , black tie dinner, and an exhibition weekend.

MARLOW: A festival celebrating Marlow has returned for a second year.

Love Marlow, billed as ‘by the people of Marlow, for the people of Marlow’, started on Thursday, June 2, and has already seen dozens of events held in and around the town.

It is due to finish on Sunday, with events still to run including:

Today (Friday)

10am, Music and Morning Coffee, celebrating nine decades in the life of the Queen, Marlow Methodist Church, Spittal Street.

Saturday, June 11

10am, River Trips for Wheelchair Users at Bisham Abbey Sailing School.

Sunday, June 12

12.30pm, Children from seven schools with perform in Higginson Park for the Marlow Fetsival.

2.30pm, the winners of the Marlow Young Photograp-her of the Year contest will be unveiled at Marlow Museum.

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

OLD WINDSOR: Party fever is set to take hold when the Old Windsor Carnival gets underway.

A weekend full of fun kicks off at 7pm tonight (Friday) with the Donkey Derby followed by a free firework display.

The carnival will run from 1.15pm-6pm on Saturday with the procession arriving at the recreation ground at 2.35pm.

Sunday will include Old Windsor’s Got Talent and The Queen’s Picnic, activities and entertainment will run from 10.30am.

Activities will include netball, football, tennis and plenty of attractions and stalls to keep people entertained throughout the weekend. There will also be a variety of refreshments served up.

All of the events will take place at the Old Windsor Recreation Ground in Robin Willis Way. Entry is free.

SLOUGH: A presentation evening is being held by members of the Slough and Windsor Railway Society today (Friday).

The event starts at 7.45pm.

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

WINDSOR: Foodies can into the ‘Poor Knights of Windsor’ recipe which is inspired by the town.

Today (Friday), chocolate company Green and Black’s is bringing colourful van ‘Coco’ to the town.

The van is visiting foodie hotspots across the UK as part of a Taste and Colour Tour.

Poor Knights of Windsor’ is made with slices of chocolate French toast, rolled in dark chocolate, topped with mascarpone cream and a port and black cherry sauce.

The van will be offering up free tasters of the dessert at Windsor Royal Shopping Centre from 10am-4pm.


ASCOT: The annual summer fair at Ascot Heath School will take place tomorrow (Saturday).

The fair at the school in Rhododendron Walk will run from 11.30am-3pm.

COOKHAM: The Queen’s official 90th birthday will be marked a day early in the village with a family fun day, live music and a special church service.

The free event, at Holy Trinity Church, on Saturday will feature an art exhibition, food stalls and games, including a sack race and tug of war.

The occasion starts at noon and will also feature performances from a range of acts, including a special visit by West African drumming group the Hartbeats Vitae Drummers and saxophonists Saxalone.

DEDWORTH: Ukeleles and a corgi cake will celebrate the Queen’s birthday at Tesco in Dedworth Road.

The 1920s themed party will welcome the band, Unique Ukelele, to the store tomorrow (Saturday).

The crowning glory of the event will be a corgi-shaped cake; which customers will be asked to name.

The customer who chooses the winning name will take home the cake and a £100 Tesco gift card.

MAIDENHEAD: The chance to try out new art skills as well as pick up a piece of artwork by a range of artists is coming to the High Street on Saturday.

Art on the Street is returning to the town centre with more than 100 artists displaying and selling their original artwork, prints and photographs.

There will also be demonstrations in different mediums, including silk painting and digital arts.

Live music will be performed throughout the day, alongside workshops run by Norden Farm Centre for the Arts.

Art on the Street is an event organised by members of the community that runs twice a year to provide opportunities for artists to showcase their work.

The day begins at 10am, when visitors can start to explore the stalls that will fill up the High Street.

Live music begins at 11am, with the first of 10 performers providing a soundtrack to the event.

Free art demonstrations are being held outside Costa Coffee from noon giving children and adults the chance to try out a new skill or learn more about an artist.

Those giving the demonstrations are artists from the town and will have their own works to sell.

The event ends at 5pm.

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts will be occupying a unit in the Nicholsons Centre where children can help to decorate the Norden Farm flamingo that will be part of the annual summer beach at the arts centre in Altwood Road, as well glitter workshops.

MANOR PARK: A two day day arts and crafts exhibition celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday will be held at St John’s and St Michael’s Church this weekend(June1 1andJune12).

Tomorrow (Sat), from 10am to 4pm the church will host an art exhibition and children’s arts and crafts.

Art exhibitions will be displayed all day on Sunday and after a parish communion between 10am and 11am, there will be cream teas from 1pm to 2.45pm and Songs of Praise from 3pm to 4pm.

Raffle tickets are on sale all weekend with prizes up for grabs.

MARLOW: Preparations are in the final stages for this year’s Marlow Town Regatta and Festival.

The 15th annual event that replaced Marlow Regatta, which is now held at Eton Dorney, is expected to see hundreds of spectators crowding the banks of the Thames at Higginson Park.

Saturday will see the usual schedule of rowing races, while Sunday will host the Dragon Boat Festival and Canoe Regatta, as well as the return of the open air opera screening, which debuted at the event last year. Visit www.marlowtownregatta.org to find out more.

SLOUGH: Drop into Slough Library and reminisce about the Slough of yesteryear with author Ken Wright tomorrow (Saturday).

Ken will be chatting about and signing copies of his book A Life Most Ordinary between 11am and 3.30pm.

SLOUGH: A summer fete is being held at St Anthony’s Church tomorrow (Saturday).

Held from midday until 4pm, there will be dance performances, music and a bouncy castle at the church in Farnham Road.

Food and refreshments will also be on sale.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the church.


BURNHAM: Celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday on Sunday with a special tea party being held at the Cornerstone in St Peter’s Church.

Organised by the church, the event is free and all are welcome to attend, with cream teas and cakes being served from 2.30pm until 5pm at the Church Street church.

COOKHAM: A ticketed event to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday will take place the Crown pub in the Moor from noon.

DATCHET: Celebrate the Queen’s official 90th birthday at the heart of the village.

An event on Sunday will start with a service at St Mary’s Parish Church at 12.30pm followed by a procession and unique opening ceremony on The Green at 1.15pm.

The party follows with live music and entertainment all day on stage, a bar, pop-up cafes, a tea room and stalls.

FIFIELD: A street party will be held to celebrate the Queen’s birthday on Sunday in Fifield Road.

The party will include live music, a barbecue, a fancy dress competition and a quiz.

Road closures will be in place from 11.30am and include the Fifield Road between the Fifield Inn to the north and the Memorial Hall to the south.

The street party, which has been organised by the Oakley Green and Fifield Community Association and supported by The Fifield Inn, will begin at 2pm on the Fifield Road and in the car park of the Fifield Inn.

A royal fancy dress competition for children and a royal hat competition for teenagers and adults will take place in the afternoon.

Residents are encouraged to bring their own picnic, tables and chairs and there will be barbecue facilities.

The Fifield Inn will be open all day and will be serving food as well.

There will also be a live band later in the pub.

The party finishes at 6pm and the road will reopen at 6.30pm.

MAIDENHEAD: Celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday in town with a free screening of the birthday parade and a variety of food and craft stalls on offer.

The Street Party organised by Enjoy Maidenhead will be in the High Street on Sunday from 11am to 4pm for all to come and enjoy.

The usual Shabbytique and Eat on the High Street fayres in the town on the second Sunday of every month will be back and have a Royal theme to them. Benches will also be set out for visitors to enjoy the street food and watch the festivities.

The Trooping of the Colour parade taking place in London the previous day will be screened near the Boy in the Boat statue at the top of the High Street.

There will also be a children’s area with a bouncy castle, face-painting and various craft activities.

MAIDENHEAD: Maidenhead Farmers’ Market will be celebrating HM The Queen’s 90th birth-day in style on Sunday.

Visitors are invited raise a toast to Her Majesty with Crazy Dave’s Berkshire cider.

Fresh, seasonal produce available this month will include asparagus, peas, broad beans, new potatoes, chard and great-tasting strawberries.

The market takes place in Grove Road car park from 10am-1pm. Free parking is available in Town Hall car park opposite.

PALEY STREET: The Bridge House will be having a garden party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday on Sunday.

The event will include a barbecue and a hog roast and is open to everyone.

SUNNINGDALE: Bring your own picnic for an afternoon of fun on Sunday.

Sunningdale Parish Council and Sunningdale Baptist Church has organised Picnic in the Park to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Activities will include inflatables and face-painting at the recreation ground in Broomhall Lane from 3.30-5pm.

Free tickets can be collected from Holy Trinity Church or the parish council office.

TWYFORD: St Mary’s Church in Station Road will be marking the Queen’s 90th birthday.

A church service will take place at 10.30am and entertainment will begin at 1pm.

WINDSOR: A colourful display will be on show at Gardener’s Hall on Sunday.

The Windsor and Slough Chrysanthemum, Fuchsia and Pelargonium Society is hosting a show at the hall in St Leonard’s Road from 2pm.

There will be 42 categories on display as well as a tombola and book sale. Awards will be presented at 4pm.

The club meets on the first Thursday of every month at 2pm and welcomes new members and visitors.

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