Daily Archives: 11th May 2015


Highlights: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Shakespeare came alive last week in Pinder Hall with the Peoples Shakespeare transporting us to the Tudor world of intrigue, humour, drama and crisscrossing plots. Under the brilliant direction of Richard James the people of Cookham donned their costumes and convincingly became the characters in this play.  The use of space and the clear drawing […]

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Highlights: Women on the Home Front

The Women of Britain do their Bit We were lucky to have one of the country’s experts to add to the Festival’s programme of World War 1 events.  Edward Dixon, who lives in Pinkneys Green, treated his audience at the Methodist Church to a fascinating insight into the impact of the Great War on the […]


Highlights: The Water is Wide

Recital by Jonathan Wood and Victoria Mander-Wood with Sara Wood (piano) A delightful song recital was given by the young professional singers Jonathan Wood (baritone), and Victoria Manders-Wood (soprano), accompanied by Sara Wood (piano), in Cookham, Holy Trinity Church on Sunday May 10th. British and North American songs were performed with strong folk-song influences, and […]

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Highlights: A Cookham Remembrance

            “A Cookham Remembrance” at Moor Hall was an exhibition of about 600 old photographs featuring old Cookham parish – the village, Rise and Dean – illustrating our pretty lanes and streets, buildings and views, with the people who have lived here and their lives and activities. It was most […]


Highlights: My Spirit Sang All Day

The Rose Ensemble treated a sell-out audience in St John the Baptist Church, to a brilliant choral concert on Saturday afternoon. The group of eight singers, brought together for the Cookham Festival by husband and wife team of Julia and Ed Millard, had been singing colleagues in the larger National Youth Chamber Choir, when they […]

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