What's on: 12 things to do this weekend (July 29-31)

Each week, we bring you a round-up of community and family-friendly events taking place across Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Burnham, Twyford and the surrounding area.

Staff reporter


CIPPENHAM: Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is the theme of a workshop taking place at Cippenham Library today (Friday).

The story and craft event at the library in Elmshott Lane starts at 2.30pm and lasts for an hour.

No booking required.


CIPPENHAM: Autism Berkshire hosts a group for young people aged eight to 17 who have recently been diagnosed with autism or are on the assessment waiting list.

The free classes at the Weekes Drive Community Centre, in Tamarisk Way, are led by Katia Cornwall, who has worked with autistic young people for more than 10 years.

The next session is tomorrow (Saturday) from 2pm to 4pm.

Contact 01189 594594 or email admin@autismberkshire.org.uk


DEDWORTH: Enjoy a Friday night film at All Saints Church in Dedworth Road tonight (Friday).

Starting at 7.30pm the church’s film nights are open to all.

Refreshments will be served in the intermission.


LANGLEY: A Funky with Fantastic Mr Fox craft event is taking place at Langley Library today (Friday).

The one-hour session starts at 2.30pm. No booking is required.


MAIDENHEAD: A beer and cider festival featuring more than 100 real ales opened at Desborough College yesterday (Thursday).

The Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead branch of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) is running the festival. There will be a range of beers of different strength and style, real cider and perry and live music.

The festival will run at the college in Shoppenhangers Road from noon-10.30pm today and Saturday. Entry costs £3, £2 with an Advantage card or £1 for CAMRA members.


MAIDENHEAD: A new craft session for parents and carers is being hosted by Stand Out for Autism.

From today (Friday) at the Craft Coop in the Nicholsons Centre, the sessions will be held every second and fourth Friday of the month from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Each £5 session will involve a different art activity as well as giving parents and carers of autistic children the chance to meet.

Email standoutforautism@lookout.com to book.


SLOUGH: Transport mix is the theme of the next meeting of the Slough and Windsor Railway Society today (Friday).

The event starts at 7.45pm and the guest speaker is Rob Holder.

Tickets cost £5 for members and £6 for non-members.



MAIDENHEAD: Help raise funds for Cancer Research UK at a family fun day on Saturday.

There will be a mix of stalls and children's entertainment at the Larchfield Community Centre in Desborough Park from 11.30am to 3pm.


SLOUGH: The next Saturday Club at Slough Museum is taking place on the ground floor of Slough Library tomorrow (Saturday).

Children are being invited to come along and make their own fingerprint ladybirds.

The session runs from 12.30 until 2pm.


SLOUGH: Meat lovers will have something to sink their teeth into tomorrow (Saturday) at an eating contest day at Blue’s Smokehouse in Slough High Street.

Teams will compete in challenges involving spicy hot wings, eating relay races and large portions at the meat-fest titled Man v Food, running from noon to around 10pm.

A number of teams have registered including Slough RFC, Buzz Gym staff and Thames Valley Police.

People can also enter as individuals to take on challenges.

Entry is £10 per person and proceeds will go to disabled sports charity SportsAble.


STOKE POGES: Wexham and Fulmer Horticultural Society’ annual show is taking place on Saturday at Stoke Poges School in Rogers Lane and starts at 12.30pm.

Entry is £3 for adults, £2 concessions, free entry for children. Call Pat Rofe on 01753 662695 for more details.



COOKHAM: ThisSunday enjoy a special service with a presentation from the children who attended the Cookham Kids Holiday Club.

The On Your Marks service at 11am at Holy Trinity Church is a short non-Eurcharistic service and all are welcome.

The Cookham Kids Holiday Club has been taking place at the church parish centre since Monday and finishes tomorrow (Friday).



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