Daily Archives: 29th March 2015

Ruth Daniel and the Maidenhead Quilters

Ruth Daniel and five of her fellow Maidenhead Quilters have designed and sewn a beautiful wall hanging based on a collage of works by Stanley Spencer.  It will feature in a talk  to be given during the Festival. When we think of quilting, perhaps the first thing that springs to mind is a patchwork bed […]

CF SS Wall Hanging

CF Knit and natter group yarn graffiti

Cookham Knit and Natter

Whilst Cookham might not yet have played host to Banksy’s artwork by stealth, a new and slightly more unusual form of graffiti is about to hit the village. When the ladies of the Cookham knit and natter group were asked to provide an exhibition piece for the 2015 Festival, they came up with a very […]

Matthew Burley – Portrait Painter

Brought up in Cookham, portrait painter Matthew Burley uses original photographs to create unique and highly realistic art work. His affection for the village brings him back to the Festival. From his early childhood Matthew has always been interested in painting and drawing. His mother worked in animation and his father is an architect so […]

Charlie Howett sml

David England – Master Storyteller

When most of us think of storytelling, we imagine children tucked up in bed, or possibly a spooky story told around a campfire in the woods. But for David England, the appeal of storytelling is far more universal. “I tell stories in all sorts of places – festivals, private events, even weddings. In fact, over […]