04:00AM, Friday 18 November 2011
Looking for something to do this weekend? Our editorial team have put together a number of events which can be seen below.
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TWYFORD: An exhibition by the Caversham Artists is being held at More Arts Twyford in Station Road this weekend. It will include paintings, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, photography, sculpture, and decoupage.It is open 4-8pm Fridays, 12-4pm Saturdays and Sundays.
COOKHAMS: Abstract expressionism is the influence of a new exhibition at the gallery at Elizabeth House. Julie Adlard begins her show Paths of Abstraction, featuring experimental work with its roots in clay sculpture and mixed media pieces. The Gallery is open 9.30 to 11.30am weekdays and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays.
COOKHAM: Get ready for the festive season and help raise money for charity at the annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday. Moor Hall has donated use of the hall for free for stallholders selling crafts and home-made goods, along with an art demonstration. The proceeds will be donated to Elizabeth House day centre, in Station Hill; the centre is running a grand raffle which will be drawn by actress Wendy Craig at the fair. Tickets are £1 each, or six for £5, from Lynne Hatch on 01628 819224 or 07929 638986.
UPTON: The Slough Civic Society is holding an Autumn Ramble tomorrow at Herschel Park from 10am-1pm. Meet at car park off Datchet Road (not suitable for wheelchair users).
CHALVEY: Christmas comes to Chalvey. St Peter's Church in Church Street is holding its Christmas Bazaar from 12-3pm. There will be cards, gifts, books, toys, tombolas and refreshments. Entry by donation for church funds.
LANGLEY: Gifts galore will be available at a Christmas fair. St Mary's Church in Langley is holding the event from 2-4pm. In aid of parish funds it will include chocolate and bottle tombolas, Father Christmas, games and crafts, mystery gifts, jewellery, plants and refreshments.
LANGLEY: Test your brains at a quiz night in Langley. It is at Christ the Worker Church in Parlaunt Road from 7.30pm. Cost is £2.50 per person, bring your own drinks and nibbles.
BURNHAM: Have a sew, knit and natter at Burnham Library on Saturday. The informal group meets at the Windsor Lane venue from 10.30am-12.30pm.
TAPLOW: Volunteers from a life-saving scheme will be telling shoppers about their work at Sainsbury's on Saturday. Maidenhead Community First Responders, a group of volunteers who go to 999 calls before an ambulance gets there, will be at the supermarket in Lake End Road from 10am-5pm. They will also be collecting cash for the South Central Ambulance Service scheme. School Days Direct, the school uniform store in Bath Road, has donated 15 pairs of working trousers for the volunteers.
TAPLOW: A haunting elegy performed at the funeral of Princess Diana is among the songs to be sung at a free choir concert in St Nicolas Church. Reading Phoenix Choir, a finalist in the Choir of the Year 2010 competition, will perform group acapella and solo pieces - including Song for Athene by Sir John Tavener, performed at the funeral in 1997. The concert takes place at the church in Rectory Road on Saturday, November 19 at 6pm.Phoenix's musical director David Crown will be leading a free children's workshop from 2-3.30pm. Children taking part in this will sing with the choir in the evening.
IVER: Enjoy an easy going short walk in Iver. It is from 2pm, meet at Iver Village Hall Car Park in Grange Way.
WINDSOR: Floralympics flower show at Memorial Hall, Straight Road, Old Windsor at 2pm. St Michael's Church, Horton, Christmas fair from 2pm to 4pm.
DATCHET: Datchet Women's Institute Christmas fair at WI Hall, the Green from 9am to noon.
WINDSOR: Big Christmas lights turn-on in Windsor. Children's lantern procession starting from Windsor Royal shopping at 3.30pm. Choir concert on Castle Hill leading to the switch on of the lights by Britt Ekland and Windsor panto co-stars at 5.30pm.
MAIDENHEAD: It's your last chance to see a musical in full costume performed at Maidenhead Town Hall. Maidenhead Operatic Society will perform Carmen the Musical, set to the score of Bizet with English lyrics, in the Desborough Suite at 7.30pm. Tickets £15, £14 concessions, from 01628 671589.Sunday:
MAIDENHEAD: Get a bargain haircut and raise money for a Slough teenager. Jericho hairdressers in Wootton Way, Maidenhead, is holding a fundraiser for the Jane Sherwood Proton Appeal. Jane Sherwood, 17, from Montague Road, Slough, has to travel to Jacksonville in Florida to undergo life-saving treatment. From 10am-4pm the Jericho team are putting their expert hairdressing skills to great use at special prices. Call the salon to make an appointment for the day on 01628 780807.
UPTON: What can you discover in the ground beneath your feet? Join dowser, David Jenkins, and discover for yourself how it works and how successful it can be. It is from 2-3.30pm at Herschel Park, starting from the Bentley Education Centre. Call Tony Down on 01753 875209 for details.
SUNNINGHILL: Sunninghill Victorian street fair in the High Street from noon till 4pm.
WINDSOR: End of the Year show at Theatre Royal, Windsor at 2.30pm.
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