What's on: 12 things to do this Bank Holiday weekend (April 29-May 2)

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.

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What's on: 12 things to do this Bank Holiday weekend (April 29-May 2)


SLOUGH: Wilts and Berks Canal is the title of a talk by the Slough & Windsor Railway Society.

It takes place at the Manor tonight (Friday) at 7.15pm. Tickets cost £5 for members and £6 for non-members.


ASCOT: Youth group CAOS will meet again tomorrow (Saturday).

The ‘Come Alive on Saturday’ sessions are run by Ascot Life Church, on the corner of King Edwards Road and New Road, from 10am-12pm.

The sessions are open for children aged seven to 12-years-old.

COOKHAM: A campaign to save Poundfield from development is being launched this weekend.

Villagers have joined forces and created a ‘Save Poundfield’ campaign to protest against a development by Berkeley Homes. The developer held a public exhibition earlier this year over its plans to build 31 homes on the green space.

The launch will take place opposite Poundfield on Pony Field at 12.30pm on Saturday.

Visit www.savepoundfield.co.uk for more information or search ‘Save Poundfield’ on Facebook.

LANGLEY: Computer classes for beginners start at Langley Library in Trelawney Avenue this week.

Beginning tomorrow (Saturday) there will be two weekly classes.

From 10am to noon, there will be an introduction to computers class, and from 12.30-2.30pm there will be an introduction to the internet and email class. The sessions are expected to run until Saturday, May 28.

MAIDENHEAD: A pop-up shop will open in the Nicholsons Centre opposite Tesco in aid of a Cystic Fibrosis charity this Bank Holiday weekend.

Louise Pamment, 30, a SportsAble volunteer, decided to run a community project to raise awareness and money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

She was born with the genetic condition which causes her lungs and digestive system to clog up with mucus.

The shop will open from Saturday to Monday.

Louise also needs to borrow a mannequin, a steam iron and a circular rail for the store.

Email l.s.pamment@gmail.com if you can help.

MARLOW: A Gallic invasion is set to hit Marlow in the form of French-style market.

The shopping event will be in Higginson Park from Saturday to Monday, from 9am to 5pm.

OLD WINDSOR: Dig out your flares and go back to soul at the Old Windsor Club tomorrow (Saturday).

The Saturday Night Soul Party is the perfect party for this bank holiday at the club in St Luke’s Road.

Tickets are free for members and £10 for non members and available from behind the bar.

SLOUGH: Upton Court Park is hosting the Slough Together Walk 2016 tomorrow (Saturday) at 9am.

People taking part can raise money for their charity of choice in a five-mile walk along the Thames and Jubilee rivers.

Groups and individuals can sign up online and download documents, route maps, directions and sponsorship forms on www.sloughrotary.org.uk/walk

Online adult registration is £5, £10 at the gate on the day.

Registration for children under 14 is free.

TWYFORD: The Twyford Toddlers, a non-profit group for children under five, is putting on a table-top sale on Saturday at the Twyford Youth Centre in Loddon Hall Road.

From 9.30am until 11.30am, nearly new books, toys, clothes and baby equipment will be on sale. Refreshments will be available.

Entrance is £1.50 for adults but children go free.

TWYFORD AREA: An annual festival celebrating a diverse range of arts and crafts is aiming for its biggest turnout yet.

The Henley Arts Trail, in which over 25 galleries and art venues participate, will take place over the May bank holiday weekend, from Saturday, April 30 to Monday, May 2.

Artwork by various artists, many non-professionals who paint for the love of it, will be available for display, with some of the artists’ homes being opened up for people to look around and examine their work.

Each venue is free to visit, and thousands of the artworks on display can be browsed or bought.

The trail, which started as an event 11 years ago, had more than 10,000 visitors last year and includes Twyford venues.

Artworks include paintings, drawings, jewellery, woodcarvings, textiles, ceramics, glass, sculpture, and mixed media, among others.

Visit www.henleyartstrail.com for more.


TAPLOW: An ‘out of the ordinary’ event is being put on to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday in Taplow.

The Race to the Church will see 30 go-karts hurtle down the High Street towards St Nicolas Church to be in with the chance to win the title of the fastest home made go-kart.

The event is the second race that has been put on in the village, with the first being for the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.

Race to the Church will be held on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2, with refreshments on the village green for spectators cheering on the racers.

Organised by members of the community, it is hoped it will be a fun day out as well as a fundraiser for the Thames Valley Adventure Playground.

All competitors, in both adult and children’s competitions must make their own four-wheel go-kart that has brakes and no power other than gravity and a driver push.

The race goes from the top of the High Street down to the church corner.

Prizes will be awarded for best constructor, fastest adult, and fastest child.

If you’d like to join the race, e-mail racetothechurch@gmail.com for the rules, entry forms and disclaimers.

Each cart is £15 to enter with all proceeds being donated to Thames Valley Adventure Playground, a specially designed centre for children and adults with disabilities.

Hay bales will line the High Street in time for practice runs to begin at 10am, and a barbecue lunch will be on offer on the village green from noon with the racing starting at 1pm.

The prizes for the day’s best racers will be given out at 4.30pm.

WOODLANDS PARK: A community fun day will take place at the Phipps Close Play Area in Woodlands Park on Monday at 2pm.

The annual event, May Day Mayhem, is themed around the Queen’s 90th birthday this year and will include royal themed activities, medieval games, a climbing wall, sumo wrestling and face painting.

The day, organised by Woodlands Community Events, is aimed at strengthening the community.

The event will take place from 2-5pm and is free.


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