2017 Exhibition: One Artist, Three Visions

The Gallery at Elizabeth House, Station Hill. SL6 9BS                                                                                                                                   Free entry An exhibition of paintings by Mandy McAllen in acrylic, watercolour and mixed media. Mainly landscapes, this exhibition explores different ways of representing the colours, shapes and textures of places Mandy has visited […]


2017 Off The Wall an Art Installation

Sponsored by The Shanly Foundation Cookham Moor hosts this major art installation. Officially opening on Friday, 5th May, this is, literally, the biggest Art Event The Moor has seen in years! A striking celebration of 50 years of “Growing The Arts”, from the imaginations of BCA students, you really CAN’T miss this! – come and enjoy […]


2017 The Hollow Crown

Pinder Hall, Lower Road, SL6 9EH                            May 11th, 12th and 13th 7.30pm.                             Licensed bar                            Tickets £12 Come and re-live the lives, loves, and losses of the crowned heads of Great Britain […]

Going For Gold

Cookham Dean Village Hall, Church Road, Cookham Dean, SL6 9PG  Thursday May 11th 7.30pm.                     Licensed bar                       Adult £10, U18s £5.   Olympic Gold Medallists describe their very different journeys to Gold and beyond. Adrian Moorhouse MBE,  won the 100 metres breaststroke at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and Tom Aggar  was Paralympic Gold Medal winner in […]


2017 Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo

Sir Bernard Miller Centre, Odney Club, Odney Lane, SL6 9SR                                    Friday 12th May 6pm.                                    Adult £5, U11s £2 The four Cookham Primary Schools combine to perform this lighthearted cantata by […]

2017 The Cookham Festival Stanley Spencer Poetry Competition 2017 – Readings

Cookham Dean Village Hall, Church Road, Cookham Dean, SL6 9PG           Friday May 12th 7.30pm         Licensed bar          Adult £10, U18s £5. Listen to readings of some of the shortlisted poems, together with selected material from the distinguished panel of judges. An anthology of all the shortlisted poems is launched at this event.    



2017 Cookham Bells ring in The Festival

Holy Trinity Church Cookham, Sutton  Road,  SL6 9SP                                                                                       Saturday May 13th at 11am A full peal was rung on Cookham bells to launch the first Cookham Festival in 1967. To mark the Festival’s 50th Anniversary, Cookham bells ring again. There are now 10 bells at Cookham and the bellringers will attempt a full peal of […]

2017 Talk: Glass, Architecture and Art

Heritage Centre, Odney Lane, SL6 9SR                                                         Saturday 13th May at 2.30pm.                                                Tickets £5 In this illustrated talk, Kirsty Brooks explores recent developments within glass art and contemporary architecture. She showcases examples of her own recently commissioned projects for clients as diverse as Oxford University and Bracknell Town Council and explores how artworks can create a […]

2017 Musicians of a New Dawn

Saint John the Baptist Church, Church Road, Cookham Dean, SL6 9PD                                     Saturday May 13th at 3pm.                      Tickets £6 Some of our most talented young musicians from the local area will perform in this truly inspirational concert. They are all Grade 8 […]

2017 An Evening with Ross Kemp

Pinder Hall, Lower Road, SL6 9EH                  Monday May 15th at 7.30pm.                                   Licensed bar                     Adult £15, U18s £10.   An opportunity to  spend an evening in the company of celebrated actor and BAFTA Award winning TV presenter Ross    Kemp, who will present […]

2017 Concertini

Sponsored by Dawkes Music Methodist Church, Lower Road, SL6 9HJ                                             Tuesday 16th May at 10.30am.                         Adults £6, children free entry   A concert with a light-hearted programme  of  classical music especially for babies, toddlers and their grown-ups. In the informal setting of the Methodist Church, the young audience can be fed, changed, dance and sing […]

2017 An Artistic Affair: Guided Tour and Village Walk

Stanley Spencer Gallery, High Street, SL6 9SJ                                              Tuesday 16th May at 10.30am.                                      Tickets £10   Join your Spencer tour guide to see the Spencer Gallery’s stunning new exhibition, A Village Affair. Then visit the village locations where Spencer painted his visionary  images. This is a […]


Cookham Panto Puss in Boots

2017 Peeps into Panto: Supper and Entertainment

Parish Centre, Church Gate, SL6 9SP                    Tuesday May 16th – 7.15pm for 7.30pm.                     Licensed bar                     Tickets £25.   Enjoy an evening of Cookham Pantomime nostalgia with a three course supper. Expect informal, possibly impromptu snatches of entertainment – definitely not without improvisation.  Just like the old days!    

2017 Talk: The John Lewis Design Legacy

Heritage Centre, Odney Lane, SL6 9SR                                                          Wednesday 17th May at 3pm.                                                  Tickets £5 Join designers from the John Lewis Studios and discover how they re-imagine historic designs as 21st […]


2017 Comedy Evening

Pinder Hall, Lower Road, SL6 9EH           Wednesday 17th May at 7.30pm.           Licensed bar               Tickets £15.00, full tables of 12 £150.   The triumphant return to the Festival of  Peter  Wilson’s  Comedy Club, featuring top-line stand-up comedians. Not always for the faint  hearted!  

2017 Organ Recital by Nathaniel Keiller

St John the Baptist Church, Church Road, Cookham Dean, SL6 9PD                           Wednesday 17th May at 8pm.                            Tickets £10 Nathaniel gained a music scholarship to Eton College and later was awarded the Dr John Birch Scholarship from the Royal College of Organists. […]


2017 Cookham’s Place in the Movies

Cookham Dean Village Hall, Church Road, Cookham Dean, SL6 9PG                 Tuesday 16th May at 7.30pm.               Tickets £10 The movies conjure up images of excitement, escapism and mystery, often in faraway places. You may be surprised that your locale featured in many films over the years! Join us to enjoy one such film, the story of […]

2017 An Artistic Affair: Guided Tour and Village Walk

Stanley Spencer Gallery, High Street, SL6 9SJ                           Thursday 18th May at 10.30am.            Tickets £10   Join your Spencer tour guide to see the Spencer Gallery’s stunning new exhibition, A Village Affair. Then visit the village locations where Spencer painted his visionary images. This is a rare opportunity to participate in this guided exhibition tour and […]

2017 Young at Heart

The Gallery at Elizabeth House, Station Hill. SL6  9BS                                   Thursday 18th May at 1.15pm                                     EH members only The concert is especially conceived for senior members of our community to be […]

2017 Stars of the West End

Pinder Hall, Lower Road, SL6 9EH                                 Thursday 18th May at 8pm.                                Licensed  bar                                 Tickets £20. Four internationally renowned stars of musical theatre and […]

2017 Prize Giving Ceremonies

Stanley Spencer Gallery, High Street, SL6 9SJ                                                     Friday 19th May at 7pm                                             By invitation only Lord Young of Cookham presents the Don and Jill Cawthorne Prize and the Stationers’ Company and […]

2017 National Youth Jazz Orchestra: Nonet

Pinder Hall, Lower Road, SL6 9EH                                   Friday 19th May at 8pm.                                   Licensed bar                                   Tickets £15 The NYJO Nonet showcases some of the most talented young jazz musicians in the  UK. […]

2017 Council of All Beings

Cookham Dean WI Hall, Church Road, Cookham Dean SL6 9PD                                 Saturday 20th May at 10:30 am.                              Tickets £8                                                                                                                                               Please note change of start time. A creative workshop at the WI Hall, followed by a ceremony in Quarry Wood to help people connect with nature and speak on nature’s behalf. During the workshop and ceremony you […]


2017 Festival Evensong

St John the Baptist Church, Church Road, Cookham Dean, SL6 9PD                                Sunday May 21st at 6pm.                               All Welcome   Enjoy a traditional choral evensong sung by the choir of St John the Baptist Church. The responses are by W Smith and […]

2017 Gala Concert: Serenade

Sponsored by Hitachi Europe Holy Trinity Church Cookham, Sutton Road, SL6 9SP                Sunday May 21st at 8pm.           Licensed bar             Tickets £20.   This celebration of the serenade, led by international award-winning violinist Alexandra Wood, includes music by Mozart and Elgar. The concert also features Arvo Part’s hauntingly beautiful […]