Wokingham Today

Cultural month to return to Wokingham

- By PHIL CREIGHTON news@wokinghamp­aper.co.uk

A CELEBRATIO­N of the wonderful diversity of cultural events in the borough will take place next month.

A host of special dates are being organised to showcase the depth and breadth of activities that take place throughout the year.

Events will include the return of the Sunny Saturdays activities in the new Market Place, art society demonstrat­ions, book groups and film screenings.

On Sunday, May 13, the cultural month celebrates the Wokingham Walk before the annual town mayor making ceremony.

There will also be live theatre on Sunday, May 20, with a performanc­e of The Owl and the Pussycat in Howard Palmer Gardens.

The month finishes with two special events: a family fun day in Langboroug­h Recreation Ground on Saturday, May 26 and a Wokingham Bake Off which will be held on Wednesday, May 30.

Cllr Gwynneth Hewetson. who chairs the arts and culture committee on Wokingham Town Council, praised the groups that put on special events.

She said: “The Town Council had the sense that there was a lot to offer and wanted to highlight this fact through a designated Cultural Month.

“We cannot cover the whole year but we felt that by covering one of the busiest months we could feature most of our wonderful organisati­ons. And so May Cultural Month was born.

“Your copy of the programme will be delivered very shortly and there is bound to be something in there to tempt the most discerning cultural palette....

“Starting with The Lion’s May Fayre and ending with Town Council Internatio­nal Street Concert (poetic licence as it is first Saturday in June – May was too busy); much loved Sunny Saturdays; Wokingham’s own Bake Off which is getting very popular; Theatre in the Park and Children’s Fun Day.

“Please do browse the programme and perhaps try something new if you have time after attending all your old favourites”.

For more details, or to see all the events planned, log on to www. wokingham-tc.gov.uk/culture/

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