Ocean Theatre Company


 Ocean Theatre's October 2018 show, Our House (their 20th production!), at the LVS Ascot's Britvic Theatre, directed by Andrew Miller, was yet another triumph, earning a standing ovation.   A touching tale of life and love, heartbreak and comedy, right and wrong, OUR HOUSE was brilliantly performed with non-stop classic hits from Madness featuring the greatest hits of the 80s pop band as well as  two all- new songs written by Madness.
....  Rehearsals for their next production - Legally Blonde - start on November 10th  Ocean is always looking for talented teens to join their exceptional company.See JOIN OCEAN
Ocean Theatre are developing new ways to share their love of theatre, for 2019. See below:

Ocean Theatre Company is planning a 10th Anniversary Gala Celebration in Summer 2019 to showcase their performances with many past cast members returning to their roles. Showcasing musicals such as Les Misérables, The Pirate Queen, Anything Goes, Sister Act, The Addams Family and West Side Story, it’s sure to be greased lightning!

To find out more about the Gala Performance in 2019 or to ask about joining Ocean Theatre Company, contact info@oceantheatre.com


Superfast Berkshire is a very ambitious programme initiated in 2013 that is using state aid assistance to give properties in even the most rural areas of Berkshire access to superfast broadband.

To date, Berkshire’s superfast broadband coverage in the Royal Borough has risen to 93.8% with even some of the most rural areas gaining access to superfast broadband coverage, making us one of the most digitally connected rural communities in the UK.

When the Superfast Berkshire phase three contracts were signed in July 2017 with BT Group and Gigaclear we were promised that superfast broadband coverage would exceed 99% across Berkshire by September 2019.

However, due to a lack of engineering capacity in the broadband industry and the rapid expansion of commitments on the relative newcomer Gigaclear both suppliers are unable to meet their original contractual delivery targets in Berkshire.

Read more: Final Phase Delay for Superfast Berkshire

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The Christmas Cards for Good Causes shop is now open. Chesnee and Danielle from Hullaballoonza in Sunninghill High Street created this amazing balloon display, pictured above with Robert Couper, shop manager.

Open until 17th December, every day except Sunday from 10am-4pm.

A wonderful selection of toys and gifts for all ages, traditional Advent calendars, limited edition books of The Snowman to celebrate 40 years and ,of course, a huge range of Christmas cards from thirty five charities.

A one stop Christmas shop. Come in and have a look and support your favourite cause.

Read more: Christmas Cards for Good Causes Now Open

‘THERE BUT NOT THERE’ WILL BE  HERE, FOR VERY SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE YEAR 2018 in SUNNINGHILL & ASCOT | Sunday November 11th 2018 will be a very important date! It will be 100 years since the WW1 guns fell silent!

 The long lists of names on the Parish war memorials are testament to a huge local sacrifice. This has prompted  Sunninghill and Ascot Parish Council  to secure a number of fitting memorials for this special anniversary, from the Registered Charity,  ‘Remembered’ . ‘There But Not There’ is the latter’s WW1 centenary Remembrance campaign, Remembered, which is  currently sweeping the country .

Remembered is marking the Centenary with three clear aims: To commemorate the fallen, to educate (lest we forget!) and to heal (fundraising for those who are still suffering after defending our country).

Four poignant, six-foot silhouette ‘Tommies’ (see picture below) supplied by Remembered, are starting to  appear at significant Sunninghill & Ascot Parish locations. The first is now standing near the door at All Souls Church in South Ascot (see below).  The ghostly soldier image weighs just 11kg and is only 6mm thick. The hollow outline of a man embodies the ‘There But Not There’ message. The Tommy even wears a poppy, for Remembrance Sunday. 

A key Tommy will stand beside the newly refurbished Victory Field pavilion – (the biggest project the Parish Council is undertaking this year).   Up in the Field, on the top bank, there will also be a memorial lectern, bearing an explanatory panel about the Field’s origins. It will be next to a very attractive bench. Both bench and lectern are the same thought-provoking, poppy design (pictured below)...

Read more: 'There But Not There' is Here

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Pictured: Winner of 1st Prize in the 2D Category, Alex Loveless, for 'Father & Brother',(behind left)

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The Winkfield Warfield and Binfield Arts Week (financed entirely by the three Parish Councils and organised by Jonathan Greenyer), has culminated in a supeb exhibition of art and crafts at the Brownlow hall in Newell Green.  As ever the standard is incredibly high. Prizes were awarded for Under 17's Photography, first second and third for 2D and 3 D art, judged by Sue Relph.

With over 250 art and crafts exhibits, by local art clubs and the U3A in all mediums the exhibiiton is hugely enjoyable to visit, with most creations available to  buy. Refreshments available, easy parking and entry free. The Exhibition is open until sunday October 28th

Pictured Above:  Monster Heads Created by Local Children in Arts Week.

Read more: Arts & Crafts Winners | Northern Parishes Arts Week

To commemorate all who served, sacrificed and changed our world between 1918 and 2018, The Lexicon is installing two Poppy Displays in The Avenue.

Each of the Poppy Displays, which took 100 hours to construct, are made from more than 250 individual poppies made by ex-service men. A symbol of remembrance and hope, the striking tribute will be situated on either side of The Avenue from Thursday, November 1 – November 11.

Sue Boor, head of marketing at The Lexicon says: “With The Lexicon positioned at the centre of the community, we are pleased to recognise commemorate such an important anniversary.  We will also be welcoming a number of local community groups which will be fundraising for the Royal British Legion.”

The Lexicon will be further supporting the initiative with collections throughout the town centre from October:

Read more: The Lexicon Remembers


 Coworth Flexlands School   Pupils invited to attend Royal Wedding at St George’s Chapel | Pupils at Coworth Flexlands School celebrated the wedding of former pupil Princess Eugenie.  The Princess attended the school from 1995 to 2001 when it was known as Coworth Park School.

To mark the special day, the pupils participated in a range of fun activities with a royal theme.  Activities include cupcake decorating, ‘majestic music’, crown making, regal dance and drama.  At lunch time, dressed in their finery, the children and staff all sat down together to enjoy a ‘banquet’ lunch.

The royal-themed programme of activities continued into the afternoon with a royal party where pupils played ‘tiara’ games and royal puzzles.

To involve the local community in their celebrations, staff also delivered cupcakes to residents at Dormy House in Sunningdale, White Lodge in Chertsey and Ascot Day Centre in Sunninghill.

Read more: Coworth Flexlands Celebrates Former Pupil, Princess Eugenie's Wedding