MAY 8th - MAY 23rd 2021


“By the village for the village”


It's time to rekindle your passion for the Arts. It's time to connect with your community. It's time for the Cookham Festival.


The past year has taught us that there is strength in community. And what stronger community is there than Cookham? We have seen that, when we come together, we can get through anything. The Cookham Festival is a celebration of our spirit, our resolve, our community.


Every two years we provide more than just a shop window into the Arts community around us, we offer a chance to get involved! Remember, the Cookham Festival is nothing without you.


Here are just a few of the highlights we already have in place:


  • The ever-popular Sculpture Garden at the Odney Club

  • An original musical piece from Rob Castell to involve all four of Cookham's schools

  • A new play, 'The Woodcock's Tale', from Andy Draper

  • The return of The People's Shakespeare fronted by local actor, Richard James 


There will also be authors reading their work, all-inclusive book club events, contributions from The Stanley Spencer Gallery and film making.


And don't worry, firm favourites such as the Comedy Night and the Big Band Concert will return!


The next Cookham Festival promises to be not only bigger and better than ever, but safe for you to enjoy with confidence. We're sure you'll agree, it's just what Cookham needs.


The Sculpture Garden has found its own unique voice under the 10 year curatorship of Lucy Irvine. Trained as a sculptor and having worked within the Arts for many years, Lucy brings her own eclectic yet accessible take on curating.


The Sculpture Garden came into being as a companion to Artspace via connections that founders of Barn Galleries had with Cookham.  ​This biennial exhibition offers the opportunity for serious collectors to enjoy and  buy as well as new comers to the art world to begin their foray into collecting in a professional yet friendly environment.


All work is by living artists, Lucy showcases newly emerging artists who are still experimenting as well as established names in the sculpture world.

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