Daily Archives: 22nd May 2017

2017 Stanley Spencer Poetry Competition Winners

The Judges of the competition are delighted to announce the results of the competition as follows: The Don and Jill Cawthorne Prize, with a cash prize of £2,500 Rosie Jackson – “The Heaven That Runs Through Everything” The Stationers’ Company Award, with a cash prize of £500 Ross Cogan – “Zacharias and Elizabeth” The Maidenhead […]


2017 Gala Concert: Serenade

The pews of Holy Trinity Church in Cookham were filled with local people who had come to enjoy this final concert in the 2017 Festival. Some of them might have been in the audience 50 years ago when the Festival series started, and they certainly included the Wood family, who had heard the Mozart piece […]

2017 The Name Game

Or Guess the name of the caterpillar at the Crazy Tea-Party at the Tarrystone   When the Cookham Knit and Natter Group came up with the idea of dressing the Tarrystone again for the Cookham festival’s 50th anniversary, it was a golden opportunity to add a little bit of fun to the proceedings. Visitors to […]