What's on: 14 things to do this weekend (July 15-17)

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: 14 things to do this weekend (July 15-17)


SLOUGH: LCGB Steam in China is the title of the latest talk at the Slough & Windsor Railway Society tonight (Friday).

The talk will be led by Colin Miell at The Manor, by Slough railway station, from 7.15pm.

STUBBINGS: Have a weekend of culture with two operatic performances in the grounds of  Stubbings House in Henley Road.

Opera Brava will today (Friday) be performing Bizet's Carmen, followed by Mozart's Marriage of Figaro on Saturday.

Families are welcome to bring along a picnic to enjoy before and during the performance.

Go to www.stubbingsnursery.co.uk for more information and ticket details.


ASCOT: Fish and chips and a quiz will raise cash for a medical centre in Sri Lanka.

The Rotary Club of Ascot quiz night will be held at Cheapside Village Hall tomorrow (Saturday) at 7.30pm.

The quiz costs £12 which includes a fish and chip supper.

For tickets contact secretary@rotaryascot.com

ASCOT: Browse floral art, horticulture and photography at the Ascot Horticultural Society's Local Summer Produce Show.

It will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at LVS in London Road. As well as craft stalls and displays there will be classes for children.

Doors open at 2pm and entrance costs £2 for adults and 50p for children.

BRAY: The Crown will be holding the fourth annual Crown Bazaar on Saturday.

The event will include family fun in the garden of Heston Blumenthal’s popular pub in Bray High Street.

There will be a barbecue, face painting, a garden bar, stalls, a bouncy castle, fete games and a raffle.

The pub was named ‘Best in Berkshire’ at the annual Pub and Bar Awards earlier this year. Visit www.thecrownatbray.com to find out more information.

IVER: The annual Langley Park Dog Show returns to Billet Lane tomorrow (Saturday).

Money raised at the show in Langley Park Country Park goes to The Animal Care Trust.

Registration is open from 11am, classes cost £2 or £5 for three classes.

Contact 01753 511060 to check the latest times and cancellations.

MAIDENHEAD: A family fun event to raise money for a cancer charity will take place at SportsAble on Saturday.

The event is being run by Maxine Lewis, who suffers from terminal lung cancer and will be receiving chemotherapy later this year.

Maxine will be shaving her hair for charity on the night which runs from 7.30-11pm. There will be face painting, entertainment and live music.

Email thefullhouse@hotmail.com if you are interested in helping out and visit visitwww.justgiving.com/fundraising/Maxine-Lewis to donate.

WARGRAVE: A fundraising concert from a brass band for the benefit of the elderly is set to entertain residents on Saturday.

The Woodley Concert Band will perform a range of music with their brass, woodwind and percussion instruments in support of Age Concern Twyford and District, based in Polehampton Close in Twyford.

The performance will take place at the Piggott School in Twyford Road, Wargrave.

Adult tickets include a free drink on arrival, with parking available on the school grounds.

Visit www.ageconcerntwyford.org.uk for details.

WINDSOR: The Windsor Independent Street Market returns to the town tomorrow (Saturday).

Stalls selling international food and drink from Spanish Paella to Peruvian wraps will be open from 10am to 5pm.

The market is once again taking place in Peascod Street.

WINDSOR: An open air painting event and competition will take place at Windsor Castle tomorrow (Saturday).

Windsor and Eton En Plein Air is open to both amateur and professional artists.

Artists are invited to create their own masterpieces over six and a half hours in one of 10 positions within the castle grounds, including the private Moat Garden. Enrolment closes at 12pm today (Friday).

The competition will take place from 9.30am-4pm at the castle with enrolment at Windsor Castle from 9-10am.

To enrol visit tickets.windsor.gov.uk and contact  info@we-enpleinair.co.uk for information.

WINDSOR: The waiting is over and the Royal Windsor Summer Show returns tomorrow (Saturday) in the historic grounds of St George’s School.

Final preparations have now been made as visitors gear up to enjoy a quintessential day out at Britain’s smallest and most traditional royal show.

Organised by the Royal Windsor Rose & Horticultural Society the show was originally founded as a tribute to Queen Victoria’s love of roses in 1892 and has since enjoyed the patronage of every British sovereign.

This year will be the 11th time it has been held and the theme for this year’s show will be the Queen’s 90th birthday.

In addition to the competition classes, the jam-packed entertainment schedule includes live jazz, Punch and Judy, morris dancing, birds of prey, cooking demonstrations and a performance from the Azure Dance School as well as a bouncy castle and children’s activities from Scrumys.

There will also be more than 40 trade stands offering fine British produce to visitors providing entertainment for the whole family.

For the first time this year the show will also see world champion chocolatier Mark Tilling judging the entries for the category home-baked signature chocolate cake.

The event will also be welcoming back the pre-loved hat stall that helps raise much needed funds for the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice.

Catering on the day is classically British, with fine cream teas, ploughman’s lunches and of course the obligatory beer and Pimm’s tents, sponsored by the Windsor and Eton brewery.

The show runs from 11am to 5pm and tickets are available on the day.

For more information visit the website www.rwhrs.com or visit the Facebook page at windsorsummershow


COOKHAM: This Sunday will be the last performance of the choir at Holy Trinity Church until September.

The choir will be back on September 4 at 6.30pm for a Rejoice the Lord evensong at the Church Gate church.

FIFIELD: An open day and celebration cricket match will take place at Braywood Cricket Club on Sunday.

The match in Oakley Green Road will celebrate the lives of three past club members and money raised from the event will go towards club development projects.

From 10-12pm, juniors are welcome to train and later in the day there will be a barbecue and a senior celebration cricket match. Visit braywoodcricket club.hitscricket.com

WINDSOR: Alexandra Gardens will play host to the Maidenhead and Windsor Rock Choir on Sunday as the group holds its final performance of the term.

The choir, which has more than 70 members, will be performing classic songs from the likes of British rock legends Queen at the bandstand through-out the day. They will be singing at 1pm and 2.30pm.

The event is raising money for the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service and will also feature cake stalls.

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