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Pictured Above: Liz Robertson , Winner in Arts & Crafts Category

This year's successful Arts Week artists and craftspersons were commended and awarded certificates at an exhibition, at Brownlow Hall in Warfield, on October 31st.

 Young photography competition judge, Colin Keating of Sapphire Estates, took time to explain his method for selecting the winners. He rewarded originality, an eye for a unique landscape ,  bravery in breaking the 'rules' of photography, especially regarding the horizon. 

Pictured Below: Winning Photograph

Read more: Arts Week Art & Craft Awards | October 2019

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Rainbow Kids Club , at Cheapside Village Hall, is looking for Tea Time Supply Staff .


Pictured Above & Below| Students at workshop and Matthew, with Music Teachers  &members of the Windlebrook Arts Society, who sponsored the workshop.

On Friday 11th October, A Level and KS4 Subject Specialists for music at Charters School in Sunningdale took part in a composition workshop led by renowned cellist Matthew Barley.

The workshop, which focused on developing composition skills through improvisation was kindly sponsored by The Arts Society Windlebrook.

Chairman of the Society, Beverley Spence said, “It was a privilege to sit in on Matthew Barley’s class.  He is an inspirational teacher and performer and the Charters’ students took full advantage of all he had to offer.  The Arts Society Windlebrook are delighted to have been able to sponsor this class and look forward to further involvement.”

Ms Irene Anderson, who is Director of Music at the Sunningdale school said, “This was a fantastic experience for our high achieving young musicians. They were pushed outside of their comfort zone to consider composition in a new way within a supportive environment, learning a huge amount from their experience. Matthew Barley was an inspiration to them all.”





Acclaimed war artist unveils restored collection of Crimean War prints in the Great Park | The internationally-acclaimed, modern-day war artist Arabella Dorman, was amongst guests at the unveiling of a recently restored, historic collection of Crimean War prints at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, on 17th October.

The rare collection of prints is of watercolours by William Simpson (1823-99), depicting vivid scenes from the Crimean War of 1853-56. It was gifted by Queen Mary in 1947, the year the educational foundation was established at Cumberland Lodge.

Thanks to the generosity of the late Sir Ronald Hobson KCVO and the Hobson Charitable Trust, the collection has been restored to mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, who is Patron of Cumberland Lodge.

The restoration work was carried out by local restorer Malcolm Leach, who owns the Manley Gallery on Eton High Street and is Treasurer of the Eton Community Association. Malcolm attended the unveiling with his wife Katie.

Read more: Acclaimed War Artist Unveils Crimean War Prints in Great Park

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Sebastian’s Action Trust has received an incredible donation of £126,734 from Wolseley Infrastructure.

Wolseley Infrastructure, one of Wolseley UK’s brands, raised the money during its annual gala ball, which took place recently at the Coombe Abbey Hotel, Warwickshire.

Jane Gates OBE, Sebastian’s Action Trust’s CEO, husband Michael, and Mark Courage, chairman of trustees, (pictured above) were among hundreds of guests who attended the glittering evening which had a ‘Night at the Circus’ theme.

Wolseley Infrastructure’s donation will be used to build one new family respite lodge in the beautiful grounds of the charity’s outreach facility, The Woodlands, in Upper Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne.

Read more: Sebastian’s Action Trust Receives Huge Donation from Wolseley Infrastructure

Councils back in court to challenge Heathrow expansion |  Local authorities committed to protecting their residents from the damaging effects of Heathrow expansion will go to the Court of Appeal on 17th October, to outline vital flaws in the Government’s decision to give the go ahead to a third runway at the West London airport.

The councils – Richmond upon Thames, Hillingdon, Wandsworth, Hammersmith & Fulham and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead – will say that that the Government failed to properly consider the full impact of expansion on noise, health and the environment and that the Airports National Policy Statement should therefore be quashed.

The boroughs are joined in the appeal by the Mayor of London and Greenpeace.

Lawyers for the group will spell out how the Government’s deliberate failure to identify the whole area that could be affected by noise from a hugely expanded Heathrow fatally undermined the decision to go ahead.


Read more: Royal Borough Back in Court to Challenge Heathrow Expansion

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Spotlights Musical Theatre Group's (SMTG)  thrilled audiences with their superb performances of The Mikado at the Cordes Hall, Sunninghill, on October 10th, 11th and 12th 2019 - on this occasion, set in Tittypoo Circus .  Nelly the Elephant packed her trunk and said goodbye to the Circus before curtain fall. Renditions of all the favourites - 'Three Little Maids' . 'Make the Punishment Fit the Crime' and so on, were all superb - moving, witty and of a very professional standard!  Spotlights were helping raise funds for  Sebastians Action Trust  and the Cordes Hall refurbishment.


Read more: Spotlights' Superb Production Gives Mikado Circus Treatment