Spoken Word


A selection of talks on a wide variety of subjects.


Talk: Cookham and its Brewing History

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Cookham Dean Cricket Club, Rickett’s Field, Whyteladyes Lane, SL6 9LF                               May 10th                       8pm                   Tickets  £5

In the 17th and 18th Centuries, brewhouses were a common feature with beer the main every day drink, as it was often safer than the local water.

Around 1800 technological changes led to the development of Darby’s and later Neville Reid’s businesses. Keith Parry’s talk covers the history of Cookham’s brewing business, its brewers and pubs from 1600 to early 1900s and some of the buildings that remain part of Cookham’s heritage. Samples available from our favourite local brewery.

 

 


Going For Gold

GoingForGoldCookham 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 the Arms-Shoulders Men’s Single Sculls at the 2008 Beijing Games.

 

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The Cookham Festival Stanley Spencer Poetry Competition 2017 – Readings

poetrycompCookham 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.

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Talk: Glass, Architecture and Art

GlassArchitectureArtHeritage 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 sense of place and bring cultural integrity to the public arena.

 

 


An Evening with Ross Kemp

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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 stories from his career and take questions from the audience.

 
 
 

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An Artistic Affair: Guided Tour and Village Walk

N05148Stanley 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 rare opportunity to participate in this guided exhibition tour and walk.

Daphne, 1940 (Tate)  © The Estate of Stanley Spencer. All Rights Reserved, 2017       Photo credit: ©Tate, London 2016

 

 


Talk: The John Lewis Design Legacy

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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 century products. The John Lewis Partnership’s unique archival holdings are housed at the Heritage Centre where this talk takes place.

 

 


An Artistic Affair: Guided Tour and Village Walk

N05148Stanley 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 walk.

Daphne, 1940 (Tate) © The Estate of Stanley Spencer. All Rights Reserved, 2017 Photo credit: ©Tate, London 2016