Welcome to the 2009 Cookham
here for the Highlights so Far
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advantage of this lovely weather for a tour around the
open studios this weekend. There are 16 studios open today
tomorrow and some on Monday. A Google map of
locations is on the artists studios page of this web site.
The artists are waiting to chat to you about their work
and techniques. if you are inspired to have a try yourself
come along to May Day on the Moor where some of the
artists will be guiding you in a painting Masterclass.
There will be four sessions lasting about an hour for £5
including all materials. Many other crafts to take part in
including clay, paper-making and embroidery. Lots of fun
so make it a date!
Poets Herald Spring at Festival
still not too late to get tickets for the Festival's poetry
evening on Tuesday 28th April.. Local poets and poetry
lovers will be sharing their enthusiasm for all things
Spring at the WI Hall in Cookham Dean starting at 8pm.
Local poet Mike (appropriately) Springate will be host
for the evening and you are invited to bring along your own
poems or your favourite poems with a Spring theme.
It's all accompanied by a delicious home-cooked supper and
tickets for the whole evening are just £12. Bring
your own wine!
GRANNY APPEARING LIVE ON 4 MAY 2009
Walmsley, Oxfam's green Granny will be appearing live at May
Day on the Moor on May 4th. She will demonstrate her famous
potato salad and give tips for frugal times!
will also be presenting the prizes for the
TO THE FESTIVAL
Private View for Gail Dorrington's Art Exhibition which can
be seen during the Festival gets everyone into Festival
mood. Left to
right: Timmy Mallett, Gail Dorrington and Rolf Harris.
Boatyard Comes to the Aid of Mole
boatyard Heyland Marine is providing a traditional rowing
boat for Kenneth Grahame At Home - A local view of life in The
Wind in the Willows. This is a new entertainment
devised by Jean Hedger from material concerning the Grahame
family and readings from the children's classic The
Wind in the Willows. The setting for this will be
, the very house in which the family were living when
stories were written which would later form part of
Grahame's famous book. Jean, who previously adapted The
Wind in the Willows for dramatised readings on
Cookham Summer FM, will be working with some of the local
actors who took part in those programmes. The performance
features a traditional rowing boat as a well as Ratty and
Mole stuffed portrait toys made by
3rd May at 3.00pm
Tickets Adults £4, Children £3
ALL THAT JAZZ!
Jazz comes to the Festival for the first time, with rising
tenor saxophone star
Xenopoulos who is bringing his quintet to Pinder Hall for an
evening of modern jazz. The hall will be arranged in cabaret
style to enable patrons to bring their own food. Drinks will
be available from the bar. The evening will be compered by
local jazz trombonist Clive Burton. Tickets £8 from The
Stationery Store, Cookham.
Winning Film Director Jan Dunn's Festival
Festival Comedian Tom Rosenthal wins top award