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An Evening of Words, Music & Food with Nick Hornby

30th OCTOBER 2021

After the COVID caused hiatus last year, The Cookham Festival will be back with a bang in 2022 but you don’t have to wait until then. To give you a taste of things to come next year, the Festival Committee is excited to announce a special event on October 30th 2021 at the Sir Bernard Miller Centre.


An Evening of Words, Music & Food with Nick Hornby is a chance to see the Oscar-nominated screenwriter and award-winning author in conversation with actress & TV writer Zoë Lister, talking about his novels and films.


After a delicious meal, guests will enjoy musical entertainment from Rob Castell at the piano and an exploration of Nick’s association with singer/songwriter Ben Folds. The evening will finish with music from the Rob Castell Band.

Some tables can be booked as the entire table, others are available as singles or smaller groups.  When making bookings each name will need to be given with each person's MENU choice.  In cases where names and food choices change you will need to email

An Evening of Words, Music

& Food with Nick Hornby

is sponsored by

The Little Bookshop.


MAY 6th - MAY 22nd


It is with regret that following the recent mutation of Covid-19 and the dramatic rise in infection rates, the Cookham Festival Committee has reluctantly decided to postpone this year’s Festival to May 2022.  


Whilst a rapid introduction of the vaccination will have an impact, we are not confident that we would be able to deliver a full Festival programme of 40 events to the standard the village would expect and be comfortable attending. 


Hopefully, all our hard work has not been in vain and the majority of our contributors will be happy to transfer their commitment to 2022.  


Rest assured that the Festival Committee will work even harder to deliver a bumper Festival in 2022. 


Derek Bond  

Chairman. Cookham Festival  

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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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The Festival has received a much-appreciated donation from the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust.