What's on: 10 things to do this weekend (October 14-16)

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: 10 things to do this weekend (October 14-16)


MAIDENHEAD: St Luke’s Church in Norfolk Road will be marking its 150th birthday with a host of events across the weekend.

Visit stlukeschurchmaidenhead.org.uk for more details.

SLOUGH: Every Friday the Slough and Windsor Railway Society meet at the Manor in Brunel Way for members’ nights or to hear talks by guest speakers.

The talk tonight (Friday), titled Transport Cinema Evening, will be given by Frank Banfield.

Friday nights at the Manor run from 7.45 to 10pm.

Members £5; non-members £6.

WINDSOR: An internationally acclaimed artist is set to talk about her inspirations at Artique Gallery.

The gallery in Royal Windsor Shopping Centre is displaying 27 of Kerry Darlington's collection Unique Editions.

She was featured in the fifth series of Channel 4's Posh Pawn where one of her original paintings fetched £95,000.

On Friday, she is due to appear at the gallery to speak about her works and answer and questions from 7-9pm.

For more information call Louise and Sam on 01753 842985.

WOOBURN: While the Wooburn Festival's art exhibition is set to close on Saturday, there are still plenty of events scheduled before the festival closes on Saturday, October 22.

On Friday the Heath Quartet, which has been one of the programme's highlights since 2006, will be joined by clarinetist Michael Collins, a former BBC Young Musician of the Year.

The group will perform at St Paul's Church, in Town Lane, at 8pm.

The music continues on Sunday with Martin Simpson's Folk Supper.


BRAY: The Keleher Water Treatment Works in Monkey Island Lane will be holding an open day on Saturday.

The tour will show residents how river and ground water is transformed into clean drinking water before being piped into homes and businesses.

Sara Best, regional process manager at South East Water said: “We will be showing customers the journey that their water takes from source to tap.”

Contact 01732 375410 to reserve a place on the tour.

DEDWORTH: Community bulb planting will take place on Saturday at Osgood Park.

Young and old can help plant bulbs around the park to create a colourful display ready for the spring.

Meet at the park at 11am, for more details are available from Cllr Ed Wilson on 07747 007913.

MAIDENHEAD: Thousands of flowers are to be planted to mark World Polio Day.

Volunteers from Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club are due to be in Grenfell Park, in Grenfell Road, to plant 5,000 crocuses.

The initiative, which is expected to see about five million seeds sown across the country, is intended to highlight Rotary’s worldwide effort to eradicate the disease.

Visit www.maidenheadbridgerotary.org.uk to find out more.

MARLOW: The music of Mozart, Shostakovich and Brahms is to be showcased at a concert in Marlow.

The Cristofori Trio of violinist Warren Zielinski, cellist Ian Burdge and pianist Carlina Carr is due to perform at Christ Church URC, in Oxford Road, on Saturday at 7.30pm.

This is a return trip for the group after its last performance at the venue two years ago.

Visit www.musicinmarlow.org.uk to find out more and for tickets.

TWYFORD: Barn dancing will be used to help support a dementia charity.

A number of local businesses have sponsored the Contented Dementia Trust Barn Dance, and the money raised from that and ticket sales will go to the charity.

It will take place from 7.30pm on Saturday.

Some of the dances that will be held in Loddon Hall, in Loddon Hall Road, have been renamed after the companies that sponsored them.

Call Shirley Pearce on 01189 320491 to book tickets.

WINDSOR: Head to Windsor Parish Church to sing Messiah.

The Royal Free Singers invite people with a range of experience – novice to professional.

Singers of all levels are welcome to the event tomorrow from 2-8pm. For an application form contact Helen Archibald on 01753 830944. The performance is open to anyone for a contribution to the retiring collection.

All proceeds to Windsor Parish Church Organ Fund.

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