Windsor Express

What's on: 14 things to do this weekend (June 23-25)

SATURDAY:

BRAYWICK: The life of a grandmother who fought cancer three times will be remembered at a summer family fun day.

The family of Tina Cairns, who died aged 47 in April last year after struggling with sarcoma, a form of the disease which attacks bone and soft tissue, is ...

yesterday 16:21 open_in_new
Feeding Time Blog: How we do BBQ

I grew up watching my dad catch and cook snapper on barbecues made with cypress pine which smelled divine as it burned. He’d brush on his special mix of lemon juice and olive oil that would splatter onto the white-hot ashes sending smoke up through the meat. He was famous among family ...

yesterday 16:21 open_in_new
Legoland recreates Glastonbury using nearly 10,000 bricks

Glastonbury headliners Ed Sheeran, Radiohead and the Foo Fighters have been recreated at Legoland’s Miniland attraction.

The resort’s model making team used 9,872 bricks to craft a scene from the world-renowned music festival which is taking place this weekend.

It ...

yesterday 16:21 open_in_new
Careers charity chief and banking star awarded OBEs

A Windsor woman who has spent her career helping vulnerable people move forward with their lives has been made an OBE.

Katharine Horler, chief executive of Adviza and chairwoman of Careers England, was named on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in recognition of her services to ...

yesterday 16:21 open_in_new
Big bubbles and Aladdin trouble

Following the re-launch of the Magnet Leisure Centre’s Pearce Suite Theatre, Q Productions is bringing Maidenhead its first professional pantomime with the much-loved family favourite, Aladdin.

Families will be taken on a magical journey to Old Peking where song, dance and silliness ...

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Son of a Preacher Man: Soulful songs add warmth to uplifting new musical

Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging 1960s Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts.

Only, that was a long time ago and all ...

yesterday 14:53 open_in_new
Gimme Abba: Tribute band on fifth nationwide tour

Dust off your platforms and put on your finest flares and prepare for a nostalgic trip back to the 70s.

Recounting the repertoire of Sweden’s most famous export, ABBA tribute act Gimme Abba are stopping by Norden Farm as part of their UK tour.

Gimme ABBA’s set is full of ...

yesterday 14:53 open_in_new
London Mozart Trio: Ensemble with vast experience

Critically acclaimed chamber musicians the London Mozart Trio will fill Norden Farm's Courtyard Theatre Stage with the sounds of Haydn, Rachmaninov and Dvorak next week.

The ensemble, first formed in 1989, has performed recitals at major concert halls in London and continental ...

yesterday 14:53 open_in_new
Martin Simpson: The best of both worlds in folk

In a career spanning 45 years, Martin Simpson has successfully combined the diverse elements of British and Afro-American music.

The accomplished acoustic and slide guitarist is equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues as well as his own ...

yesterday 14:53 open_in_new
Rewind South Festival: Dr and the Medics

He's the man who went from a number one hit single to the Ritz.

The only problem was, when Clive Jackson, of Doctor and the Medics, ended up there it wasn’t in a haze of sex and drugs and rock and roll.

Instead, he was there to do the decorating.

Just a few years after ...

yesterday 14:53 open_in_new
Love in the midst of a refugee crisis

East and West collide in this new play from the award-winning Something Underground Theatre Company.

Against the backdrop of one of the worst migration and refugee crises in years the question is raised of whether we should be turning people in need away.

Syrian doctor Saif and his ...

yesterday 14:53 open_in_new
Reeves says Burnham 'deserved slice of luck' after Hellenic Premier Division reinstatement

Departing chairman Gary Reeves says Burn-ham’s reinstatement in the Hellenic Premier Division is a little slice of luck they firmly deserve after years in the doldrums.

The Blues, who rose too quickly to the Southern League Premier Division in Reeves’ mind before dropping like a stone ...

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REVIEW: Murderer at South Hill Park

I found similarities between this presentation and the play ‘Sleuth’, not surprising as both were written by Anthony Shaffer.  

Not so much in plot, though there were some parallels, but in the complex interaction of the characters, sharp dialogue and the black humour ...

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Tiredness takes its toll as Slough struggle for runs in draw with Horspath

SLOUGH skipper Bobby Sher reflected on the effects of his players fasting for Ramadan after they missed a golden opportunity to chase down Horspath for victory on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts had the better of the game throughout, restricting their visitors to just 223-9 in baking ...

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Windsor's 10-wicket win over Kidmore End turns up the heat on their title rivals 

WINDSOR skipper Adam Allen-Turner was able to put his feet up and watch as his side’s opening batsmen Kristan Baumgartner (60no) and James Hawkes (86no) comfortably chase down Kidmore End’s 148 for victory by 10 wickets on Saturday.

It was another very solid showing from his ...

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Gandam admits Burnham had a collective 'brain-fade' after being skittled for 67 by High Wycombe

BURNHAM captain Harveer Gandam admitted his side had a brain-fade as they came mightily close to recording their lowest ever batting total in Saturday’s 31-run defeat at High Wycombe.

He would have surely backed his side to collect their fourth win of the campaign after the hosts were ...

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Pinkneys hopes of a first league win tied down by late Penn wickets

PINKNEYS Green somehow contrived to throw away the chance of a first victory of the season in Saturday’s tied match against Penn & Tylers Green, despite a dominant opening to their innings from Jagsit Dhillon (105).

Chasing Penn’s 273-6 from 52 overs, Green managed to lose ...

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In pictures: Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

Art, tradition and magic were just some inspirations behind the hats at Royal Ascot’s Ladies Day this afternoon (Thursday).

Grey clouds had replaced the sunshine from earlier in the week but it certainly wasn't dampening the spirits of racegoers on day three of the ...

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Dean is keen to make waves for Great Britain at European Junior Championships

MAIDENHEAD’S Tom Dean will jet off for Netanya in Israel on Saturday after his selection to compete for Great Britain at the LEN European Junior Swimming Championships.

The Maidenhead Marlins’ swimmer, ranked as the country’s best junior in the 200m medley, will join 37 British ...

2017-06-22 17:53 open_in_new
Boyne Hill's Leipold makes Marlow pay very heavy penalty for dropped catch

BOYNE Hill’s Matt Leipold made Marlow pay the heaviest of penalties for dropping him in the first over as he completed his fourth century of the season in a comfortable 160-run victory on Saturday.

The overseas player’s remarkable form gave Hill their third win of the season so far and ...

2017-06-22 15:13 open_in_new
REVIEW: The Pop-up Picture Company comes to Cliveden

Spies, sex and Rick Stein all collided for the re-launch of the Pop-Up Picture Company at Cliveden House last night.

On a scorching summer night the audience settled in for a screening of movie Scandal, the 1989 dramatisation of the Profumo Affair starring John Hurt and Ian McKellen, in ...

2017-06-22 15:13 open_in_new