Daily Archives: 26th February 2015


Maestros in the Making

Friday 8 May 7.30pm Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Road, SL6 9SP. Ticket £6. This concert celebrates the exceptional musical talent of local young singers and instrumentalists, many of whom are planning a professional career in music.

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Storytelling: Tales for Children

Saturday 9 May 10am to noon Pizza Dreams Café, Station Hill, SL6 9BT. Ticket £2.50 children under 16 and unaccompanied adults. Free entry for adults accompanying children. Drop in any time, stay as long as you wish to listen to local master storyteller David England’s stories for younger children.


My Spirit Sang All Day

Saturday, 9 May, 3pm St John the Baptist Church,Church Road, Cookham Dean SL6 9PD. 3pm Followed by refreshments. Ticket £6. The vibrant Rose Ensemble, with their distinctive personality and sound, take you on an uplifting musical journey through the ages. The varied programme of madrigals and folk songs, as well as relaxed romantic and jazzy numbers, includes works by Byrd, Vaughan-Williams and even […]

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The Water is Wide

Sunday, 10 May, 3pm Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Road SL6 9SP 3pm. Followed by refreshments. Ticket £6. A song recital by Jonathan Wood (baritone), Vicki Manders-Wood (soprano), pictured above, and Sara Wood (piano). They celebrate songs of the British Isles and North America, from their shared folk-song heritage through to the diverging song forms of the early 20th Century, when British composers mined a rich […]


Festival Evensong

Sunday, 10 May 6:30pm Saint John the Baptist, Church Road, Cookham Dean SL6 9PD. All welcome. Enjoy a traditional choral evensong sung by the choir of St John the Baptist. Settings and anthems will include music by C. Tambling, J.Reading, O. Gibbons and S. S. Wesley.

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Dick Barton, Special Agent

Monday, 11 May and Tuesday 12 May, 7:30pm Pinder Hall, Lower Road SL6 9EH. Licensed bar. Ticket £12 for one night £18 for both. Upstage Theatre’s Kaos Kabaret, by special arrangement with the BBC bring their hilarious musical spoof of the original radio detective series to Cookham Festival.This drama plays over two nights with a traditional Dick Barton ‘Cliffhanger’ at the […]


The Pied Pipers of Cookham

Tuesday, 12 May 10:45am Sponsored by Dawkes Music Ltd Methodist Church, Lower Road SL6 9HJ. Followed by refreshments. Ticket £6 adults. Local mums and musicians Julia Bentley Dawkes and Victoria Dawkes present a varied and light hearted programme of classical music for two flutes and piano especially for babies and their grown-ups in an informal setting where babies can be changed or […]

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Organ Recital

Tuesday, 12 May 8pm St John the BaptistChurch, Church Road, Cookham Dean SL6 9PD. Ticket £10. Malcolm Stowell, organist and choirmaster of St Mary’s Church, Slough, plays a varied programme with works by Thalben Ball, Guilmant, Miserendino and Rheinberger. In 2004 Malcolm was presented with the Mayor’s Arts Award for his services to music in Slough.


Voices of the Great War

Tuesday,12 May 8pm Cookham Dean Cricket Club, Rickett’s Field, Whyteladyes Lane SL6 9LF. Licensed bar. Ticket £7.50. A cast of well-known local performers led by Roger Deats presents an evening of poetry, prose and music from the First World War – some familiar, some not.


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Singalong: Wouldn’t it be Loverly

Wednesday,13 May, 8pm Pinder Hall, Lower Road, SL6 9EH. Licensed bar. Ticket £10. Sing-a-long to ‘My Fair Lady’ in this fun-packed evening led by Maidenhead Musical Comedy Society. Whether you’re a misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor, London’s most famous flower girl, or spruced up for a day at the Ascot races, make sure you “Get to Pinder Hall on time”.


Peter Wilson’s Comedy Club

Thursday, 14 May, 8pm Pinder Hall, Lower Road SL6 9EH. Licensed bar. Ticket £10. Peter Wilson, a regular favourite on the Windsor stand-up comedy circuit, comperes tonight’s programme, which he says has something for everyone – whatever that means! The Comedy Club returns to Pinder Hall, for an evening of adult humour, audience participation and laughter. Acts Taking Part   Ian Stone […]

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From Odney Bridge to Flanders Field

Thursday, 14 May, 8pm Cookham Dean Village Hall, Church Road, Cookham Dean SL6 9PY. Licensed bar. Ticket £8. The stories of the Great War years in the Cookhams, as recorded in the Maidenhead Advertiser and Parish Magazine, are written as a dramatised reading by Andy Draper and brought to life by local actors. Learn about the dispute over the building of the Odney […]


Clint’s Jazz Band

Friday, 15 May, 8pm Pinder Hall, Lower Road SL6 9EH. Licensed bar. Ticket £10. One of London’s finest and most versatile professional jazz bands presents a concert of Big Band Jazz Classics. Their exciting performance is guaranteed to bring alive the world of jazz and keep your toes tapping all night long.

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Drama: Regulation 18B – No Free Man

Friday, 15 May, 7pm reception, 7:45pm start Edinburgh Restaurant, Moor Hall SL6 9QH 7pm reception. 7.45pm. Licensed bar. Ticket £12. This one-act play, written by Scott W. Wright and directed by Sylvia Wimpenny, has its world premiere at Cookham Festival. Based on an actual case from the early 1940s, this gripping story, with themes that resonate from the time of Magna Carta to today, explores […]


Festival Eucharist

Sunday, 17 May 11am Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Road SL6 9SP. All welcome. With uplifting hymns for all to sing,the music is led by the Boys, Girls and Men of Holy Trinity Church Choir and readings and prayers led by members of the Girls’ Choir. The music includes: Mass in Three Parts (Byrd); I was glad (Parry) and anthems by Chilcott and […]


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Gala Concert – A Night at the Opera

Sunday, 17 May, 7:30pm Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Road SL6 9SP. Licensed bar. Ticket £12. Join Cookham’s Cantorum Choir for an evening of inspirational music – a rousing finale to the Cookham Festival 2015 that will surely raise the roof of Holy Trinity Church! Prize winning soloists Rhian Lois (soprano) and Robyn Lyn Evans (tenor) from the English National Opera and Welsh National Opera […]