Service to Others – Photo Competition

Wokingham Town, ‘morearts.’ and Wokingham & East Berkshire Camera Club have joined together with The Arts Society Wokingham to add a further prize to its Love Wokingham Annual Photographic Competition – under 18s category. Under the theme of ‘Service to Others in Wokingham’ we are looking for all enthusiastic ‘under 18’ photographers to share with us their images of service in Wokingham.

£100 and Trophy for the Winner
The winner will receive a framed copy of their photograph, an inscribed trophy and a cheque for £100. You will have your photograph taken with the Mayor when the prize is presented.

Entry closes: 15th September 2018
To enter: Email photos@lovewokingham.co.uk
Please add the following information to your covering email:

  • Name
  • Postal or email address and phone number
  • Title and location of image
  • Please mark ‘Service to Others’ as the category entry

Full T&C’s at: www.morearts.org.uk. You are not precluded from entering this competition if you have previously entered the ‘Personalities & Places’ competition that has recently closed.

Heritage Open Days 2018

Wokingham will be celebrating Heritage Open Days across the town in line with the rest of the country between Thursday 6th September and Sunday 16th September.

As well as celebrating national heritage, the theme this year is extraordinary women, and we will be celebrating though free talks, tours and exhibitions over the two week period, culminating in Heritage Open Day on 15th September in the Town Hall.

Other venues taking part locally include All Saints Church and Wokingham Library.

Do visit www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/heritage for details of all the events on in September.

Wokingham Children’s Book Festival

Wokingham’s first ever Children’s Book Festival on October 20th and 21st will be a fabulous chance for the children of Wokingham to meet 23 authors and illustrators who will bring stories to life through fun, interactive workshops.

Never before in Wokingham have we had so many authors, illustrators and self-professed “bookworms” ready to make children laugh, and ignite their imagination.

For avid readers or somebody yet to be inspired or find their favourite authors….. the Wokingham Children’s Book Festival offers the opportunity to come and see some award winning and ‘up and coming’ authors and illustrators who will take them on a journey from the downright silly to the ridiculous, discuss superheroes, villains and witches, delve into science, mysteries and adventure, and of course no book festival of any merit would be without many different types of animals…from cute to inspiring and the utterly awesome!

Interactive workshops will be run in Wokingham Library and Wokingham Town Hall to show children how they can create and conjure up characters and plots that make them shake with excitement, amaze their parents and teachers, but most of all have them all bursting with pride.

With writing stories, creating characters and plots all part of the school curriculum, these workshops will help fuel imaginations and help in class too!

Talks and interactive workshops span the age ranges with events suitable for 3 – 12 years old.

All workshops are listed at www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/bookfest

We ask that workshops are booked ahead of time as spaces are limited. Each workshop is followed by a book signing and we are pleased to announce that WHSmith of Wokingham will be our official bookseller with stalls at each venue.

There will be a small charge for most workshops, full details are online.

Brought to you by Wokingham Town Council, Wokingham Borough Libraries Service and ‘more arts.’