Wedding Couple sitting
Posted on 12th February, 2015

February Wedding Fair

On Sunday 15th February, we welcome betrothed couples looking to hold a Wedding, Civil Service or Civil Partnership to join us for our first Wedding Fair of 2015. We will be showcasing our unique hotel and terrace, and also the very best in wedding services including; florists, cakes, stationers, musicians, photographers, entertainers, and bridal wear. Whilst all aspects of the most magical day of your life are important to create long lasting memories, your pictures will be treasured by you and your family forever, so a fantastic location and view are essential. The Sir Christopher Wren Hotel offers you the...


Stanley Spencer painting
Posted on 23rd January, 2015

Stanley Spencer Gallery, Paradise Regained

The Stanley Spencer Gallery based in Cookham is currently featuring the Paradise Regained collection, a series of paintings drawn in the Aftermath of the First World War and coinciding with recent Centenary reflections. Predominantly known for his works set in his home town of Cookham, the collection features pictures that Stanley thought he would never be able to paint following his trauma having served on the front line in Macedonia with the Royal Army Medical Corps. His famous quote “Oh no, it is not proper or sensible to expect to paint well after such experiences” reflects his thoughts at the...


Rugby World Cup 2015 ball on field
Posted on 7th January, 2015

Rugby World Cup 2015

Rugby fans all over the world wait with anticipation for the start of the IRB Rugby World Cup; it has been fourteen years since England has hosted this great game and we look forward to welcoming teams from around the world. England fans will be looking to the Six Nations to see which of the team members will be fit enough to hopefully raise the Webb Ellis Cup at the end of the tournament in triumph over very tough adversaries. Having had five years without losing at Twickenham Stadium, the English team will be glad that this will be the...


Posted on 18th November, 2014

Christmas in Berkshire

Berkshire has some great events lined up for Christmas this year including the Great Woodley Extravaganza on Sunday 7th December.  In its 18th year, Santa will arrive with his reindeer and greet children with a free gift in his Magical Den.  Entertainment from local dance groups, choirs, jugglers and clowns throughout the day, along with a climbing wall, roundabout rides, bouncy castle and a big Ferris wheel, will keep children fully entertained, for more information visit the Woodley Town Centre website. For those of you who want to step back in time, Hungerford’s Victorian Extravaganza is being held on 12th...


Ascot Racecourse Christmas Village
Posted on 11th November, 2014

Country Living Christmas Fair

Country Living brings you a festive Jumps season this month as host to a Christmas Village taking place on 21st & 22nd November. Whether you prefer the view of the beautiful rural landscape afforded to the historic Ascot Grandstand or to be seated overlooking the Parade ring, you can enjoy the varied six-card races over fences and hurdles on 21st, and the two-mile Grade 2 Coral Ascot Hurdle on 22nd November, which also features the Amlin 1965 Novices Chase, taking place to commemorate the first jump racing at Ascot. In between races you can peruse the many varied Christmas stalls...


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