OFF THE POUNDS
HAS sprung and what better time to put on your trainers and take up
running? The next of Cookham Running Club’s hugely popular Couch to
5km courses, lead by top coach and former international athlete Paddy
kicks off on March 12. Over the 6-week course, particpants are guided
from walking/slow jogging to running 5km. Cost is £40 for the course
which includes entry to the 5km, discount at Runner’s Retreat shop in
Marlow and free trial membership of Cookham Running Club. Contact Paddy
on 07714 950748 or email@example.com
to reserve a place. But hurry, as each course fills up faster than you
can tie your shoe laces!
ACTION KIDS MIXING WITH THE STARS
KIDS MIXING WITH THE STARS AT THE UK’S BIGGEST DANCE FESTIVAL IN
LONDON THIS SUNDAY
of Berkshire’s leading children’s entertainment companies, Sima’s
Action Kids will join
the likes of dance
icon, Darcey Bussell and take part in the Move It dance festival
at Earl’s Court this Sunday. The event, which is in its ninth year, is
expected to attract more than 20,000 avid dance-fans from all over the
founder, Sima Stannage took her children, Natasha and Chloe to Move It
as a Mothering Day present for herself last year, and is delighted to be
donning her dancing shoes and performing on stage this year:
overwhelmed by the buzz and energy at the event last year. I am thrilled
to have been asked to share the Sima’s Action Kids experience with
other dance fans. It’s going to be fantastic which is why I am taking
my whole family with me!”
says that her daughters, Chloe and Natasha are going to be her
“special helpers” on the day. She will also be joined by her niece
who performed in Olympic Opening ceremony in 2012: “My children, like
me, love dance and enjoy the way you can express yourself through dance.
It’s such a portable skill and you require very little equipment –
just some music which inspires you and a suitable space. We just want to
share this passion with others!”
It organiser, Nathalie Flaxington says the team has introduced special
classes for the under 16 market and Sima’s Action Kids is perfect for
that category: “Sima’s class will be a lively and dynamic session
for the under 12s, focussing on fitness in a fun and enjoyable way. Here
at Move It, we feel that it’s really important for kids to learn how
to stay fit at an early age.”
to the event organisers, there will be something to suit everyone’s
dancing taste at the festival. Visitors
will be able to choose from a staggering 240 classes from all genres of
dance and for all abilities during the 3 day dance event which runs from
Friday, 7th March until Sunday, 10th March.
Move It festival will mark the start of Sima’s Action Kids’ 2014
tour: “It's the first time I have taken on such a mission but I am
very excited. I just need to work hard to ensure that all my events are
fun and dynamic.”
interviews please phone Sima Stannage on: 07956 993 439. For more
information about Move It, please go to: http://www.moveitdance.co.uk/
A VIP PACKAGE FOR LET'S ROCK THE MOOR
Win an amazing VIP
package to Lets Rock The Moor 2014 - The Ultimate 80s Festival - with
Absolute Radio and Sanctum Hotels.
Tune into Absolute Radio running next Friday on Absolute Radio March 7th
7pm the offer is:
2 x Pairs of VIP Tickets to the event.
PLUS a room for two at the luxurious Sanctum on the Green Hotel in
Cookham Dean - winner of "Best Country House" - World Luxury
Hotel Awards 2012 & 2013. PLUS you'll also get a Meet & Greet
with ABC - meet Martin Fry in person, have your photo taken with him, a
glass of bubbly and a Let's Rock! 2014 goody bag which will include a
Lets Rock 80s Volume 1 CD signed by Martin, a Let's Rock! 2014 tee-shirt
and a souvenir programme.
This event is almost sold out, so don't miss the opportunity to see our
biggest line up yet! Buy your tickets today by clicking on the BOOK
Let’s Rock The Moor! returns for its 6th year on Saturday 17th May
2014 in Cookham, Berkshire. With a fabulous line-up of artists to
bring you the very best of the 80s, and an action packed day of general
80s madness, there is plenty to do for everyone at this Family Friendly
New for 2014 is our Changeover Party which includes an array of
entertainment during those dull band changeovers, including our new
"BigScreen Sing", DJ's from Absolute 80s, other Entertainers
and TV legends to keep the party going for the whole day!
Tons of attractions to keep the children happy, such as our new free
Bigtopmania circus, a super funfair including water rides and soft play
areas, as well as children’s entertainers from BBC/ITV, Let’s Rock
The Moor! offers the perfect day out for all the family. Multiple bars
and a wide range of quality food outlets, selling everything from
hotdogs to Maliks’ award-winning Tandoori, means every taste is
catered for. Luxury toilets will also be available for those that like a
little bit of festival luxury plus a new, fantastic VIP package.
Don’t miss out on this ultimate retro blast!
EXHIBITION AT THE GALLERY
March exhibition at the Gallery at Elizabeth House features local
artist Satu Vartiainen. The show opens on 3rd
March and continues through to 28th March.
Finnish-born Maidonian , Satu lived many years in Paris where she
started to learn about art, drawing and painting. She attended
d’Art Martenot art school for a couple of
years before moving to England.
loves modern semi-abstract paintings but also enjoys old Masters and
all kinds of artworks. Her
own style is somewhere between figurative and abstract and the media
used is mainly acrylic on canvas or MDF board.
writes, “When starting a new project I think of a subject and draw a
couple of lines on canvas, choose colours and painting tools and then
it just happens. I paint until I’m satisfied with
the composition , the balance, the colour combination and most of all,
until the painting is a pleasure to look at”.
is an active member of Cookham Arts Club. She has
taken part in several exhibitions locally and in France and has had
four of her paintings published in art magazines. This is her third
FLOODS GO ON
Thanks to Steve Clark for some photos of
the floods taken on 16 February.
here to view them
the event that Cookham Village is again totally cut off by road, Holy
Trinity Church will run an emergency service to help people who are
stranded and unable to reach the outside world.
you need any shopping doing, or a prescription collecting from the
pharmacy, please get in touch with the church and ask for help. You can
do this in one of three ways:
E-mail your name, address and the things you need to the
following special e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop off a note with your details and a list to the Parish
Office at the Parish Centre, Church Gate, Cookham.
Phone the Parish Office (01628 529661) and leave your name
address and phone number. The office will not take any details of your
needs, but will pass on your message for a volunteer helper to contact
the church obviously cannot help with any problems related to actual
flood defences, road closures or safety issues, if you do have a concern
arising from the floods and would like to speak to someone,
‘phone the Parish Office and leave a message. We cannot guarantee to
resolve every issue but we can try.
are reminded that Cookham Voluntary Services (01628 523839), based at
Elizabeth House, provides a transport service for all patients of the
Cookham Medical Centre who, for whatever reason, do not have access to
their own transport to reach appointment at the Medical Centre or at
hospitals or clinics.
NEEDED FOR CRICKET CLUB VISITOR
'Cookham Dean Cricket Club are
currently looking for accommodation in the village for a Zimbabwean
overseas player , during Summer 2014 (early May until early September)
We are very much a community cricket club, playing on Whyteladyes Lane
near the intersection with High Road
We cater for all abilities, with three sides on Saturday playing league
cricket, along with friendly sides on Sundays and even an over-45s side.
We also have hundreds of colts playing and training throughout the week
A lot of sides in our league import one player from overseas to boost
their side, and last season we brought over a 21 year old Zimbabwean
from Bulawayao, which was a resounding success. Not only did his
performances on the pitch help , but he was also constantly on hand to
coach youngsters and help our groundsman around the club.
If anybody would be prepared to open up their home to another young
(under 23) lad from Zimbabwe, then the club would be delighted to hear
from you, and of course offer cash in exchange.
Please contact Ben Millar on 07854 218194, if you feel you may be able
to help, or offer any suggestions
LAUNCHES LUNCH TIME LATIN CLUB
roads lead to Rome for pupils at a Cookham Dean school as they don togas
for their new lunchtime Latin club.
School is keen to get children interested in the classical language and
has set up the Latin club which is open to Herries pupils in Years 4,5
and 6 and runs on a Monday lunchtime. The
children will learn the basics of the Latin language and culture.
Sophie Green said,
"It's a fantastic opportunity for our pupils. As well as gaining an
understanding of an ancient civilisation, knowledge of the Latin
language can improve a child's literacy and help them to decipher tricky
English words. Pupils in the group are also already starting to make
connections between French and Latin and they are so pleased with
themselves when they spot a connection. The children are really enjoying
the classes, particularly the ones that involve dressing up in Roman
TRINITY HELPS HOSPICE
The Advent, Christmas Day and Epiphany
Carol Services at Holy Trinity Church raised a total of £1526.87 for
Helen & Douglas House (providing hospice and palliative care for
children and young adults in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties).
Thank you to all who gave so generously.