Daily Archives: 9th February 2015


Strictly Cookham – Beginners’ Dance Course

Friday 24 April, 1 May, 8 May and 15 May  at 2.30pm Pinder Hall, Lower Road SL6 9EH. £24 for all four classes. Back by popular  demand, local dance enthusiasts Penny and Peter Bysshe are running their Beginners’ Ballroom and Latin dance course. During these four 90-minute classes you will learn enough basic steps in the […]

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Knitters’ Allotment

Costa Coffee opening hours 2 – 17 May Costa Coffee, Lower Road SL6 9HJ . Free entry. This exhibition features a large, knitted allotment made by Old Windsor Knit and Natter group. A large knitted allotment, created by the Old Windsor Knit and Natter group, is the centrepiece of a display that celebrates their special talents and creativity. Knit and Natter groups meet regularly in local […]


The Sculpture Garden

2 – 17 May, 10am to 5pm Gardens of the Odney Club, Odney Lane SL6 9SR The Sculpture Garden is open . Refreshments are available. Entry £2 adults, free for children under 16. Explore the spectacular grounds of The Odney Club for a fourth year to view a fantastic exhibition of outdoor sculpture curated by Lucy Irvine of Barn Galleries. The Sculpture Garden […]

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Open Air Painting Competition

Saturday 2 May – Friday 8 May Enter the Open Air Painting Competition and capture your own unique view of Cookham in the medium of your choice. The competition is open to all with first and second prizes awarded in adult, junior and child categories. Registration fee £5 adults, £2 children aged 11-18 years, free […]


Matthew Burley:  About 20 Years

4-29 May. Weekdays  9am-3pm, weekends  during the Festival  10.30am to 4pm The Gallery at Elizabeth House, Station  Hill SL6 9BS , Free entry. Matthew Burley grew up in Cookham and is known worldwide for his realistic portrait paintings. He captures the essence of his subjects with extraordinary care and integrity, using original photography to create a […]

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A Cookham Remembrance

 8-10 May, 10.30am to 4.30pm Training Room 3, Moor Hall SL6 9QH. Free entry. This exhibition illustrates how Cookham and Cookham Dean would have looked to our brave young soldiers and their families, with photographs showing rural life and views of Cookham village, Rise and Dean. Also displayed are old maps of Cookham parish, historical […]


Cookham and the Great War

8-18 May, 10.30am to 4pm. Cookham Station ticket office,  Station Hill SL6 9BP. Free entry. Hundreds of men from Cookham fought in the First  World War, many of them left for the front from Cookham Station. More than 100 never returned from the Western Front and further afield. Despite this, village life continued during those years, […]

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Women on the  Home Front

Friday, 8 May 2.30pm Methodist Church, Lower Road SL6 9HJ  . Ticket £6. World War One enthusiast and Pinkneys Green resident Edward Dixon gives a fully illustrated talk on women during the Great War: how they managed their way through the tragedies of the war, made a major contribution to winning the war and the […]


The Poppy Trail

Saturday, 9 May and Thursday, 14 May  3pm. Tickets £3. Click here for a pdf version of the trails. Three guided walks around the Cookhams take in many of the homes of the soldiers, describe the Cookham they left  behind, and tell the story behind the local memorials.  Each guided walk lasts approximately one hour (maximum 10 […]

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Arts Hub – Workshops

Work with professional artists to create your own work of art to take away in just 75 minutes! Saturday, 9 May and Sunday, 10 May from 10am Parish Centre, Church Gate SL6 9SP,  booking essential. Create your own work of art in just 75  minutes using top quality materials under the guidance of professional artists from Cookham and Maidenhead […]


Wine and Canvas

Monday, 11 May at 7.30pm   Bel and the Dragon,  High Street, SL6 9SQ , Ticket £25. Award-winning local artist Mandy McAllen shows you  how to splatter and scrape to create an acrylic painting on canvas in just one evening. Wear old clothes or overalls and with glass in hand enjoy this fun, messy and congenial […]


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Stanley Spencer at the Seaside

Tuesday, 12 May 1pm. Ticket £7.50. Stanley Spencer Gallery,  High Street SL6 9SJ. Seaside historian Dr Kathryn Ferry  explores the depiction of Southwold beach in Spencer’s 1937 painting (in the Gallery’s Summer Exhibition), looking at the elements he chose to include and those he did not. The interwar period was a very vibrant one for […]


From Cummersdale to Cookham

Tuesday, 12 May and  Friday, 15 May 3.30pm John Lewis Partnership Heritage Centre,Odney Lane SL6 9SR.  Refreshments from 3pm. Ticket £4. Gavin Henderson, John Lewis Partnership archivist looks after the 25,000 textile designs now preserved in the Heritage Centre. He will talk about key moments in the creation and development of the collection at Stead McAlpin […]

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A Quilter’s View  of Spencer

Wednesday, 13  May and Thursday, 14 May 3.30pm John Lewis Partnership Heritage Centre,Odney Lane SL6 9SR.  Refreshments from 3pm. Ticket £5. The quilters of Maidenhead have incorporated six of Stanley Spencer’s paintings into a quilt. Well-known needlewoman Ruth Daniels unveils the finished quilt and talks about the design and creation process. She is joined by Jocelyn […]


Jazz Workshop

Saturday, 16 May at 10am. Holy Trinity Church, Sutton  Road, Cookham SL6 9SP. Ticket £10 Led by members of Clint’s Jazz Band, this jazz workshop offers GCSE and ‘A’Level students the chance to play jazz and perform with professional jazz musicians. Whether you play an instrument or are a budding vocalist, take this opportunity to give […]

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Strictly Cookham Festival Tea Dance

17 May, 2.30pm to 5pm Odney Club, Odney Lane SL6 9SR. Ticket £10 for dancers and spectators alike. To round off the Festival, dance the afternoon away to great music in the elegant surroundings of the  Odney Club. Spectators are welcome.  Enjoy a magnificent afternoon tea and a dance demonstration by a top prizewinning young […]