Street Associations – Celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with a street party

Launch a street association with a LOVE Marlow Street Party!

A loose association of stakeholders in Marlow has been working to encourage the creation of street associations. This ‘Love my street’ initiative is part of Love Marlow, a town-wide initiative to encourage a greater sense of community at a street level. It occurs to us that a street party in your street to celebrate the Queen’s 90 birthday is a brilliant excuse to start a street association – although it may be best to have it after the Love Marlow week (as you can see, there is already plenty going on!!)

It is so easy to start a street association and we are here to help. We have a suggested process and supporting materials that you can use to ensure all your street is included in the party and its planning. We suggest that you have an initial meeting, normally in someone’s home, inviting everyone from your street to explain what is being planned. We find that people really welcome the idea. At this meeting we suggest you form a ‘core group’ of neighbours to take it forward, normally 4 to 8 people. It’s the core group that comes up with imaginative ideas for the event.

We are really happy to come along and help with the planning. We can also help with road closure applications and insurance. Several street associations have already ‘launched’ in Marlow and they are finding a transformed community where people know each other, smile, greet, find they have things in common and know they really belong. And just ‘look out’ for each other. It would be great if you could at least let us know what you are planning and when it is. We are going to ‘recognise’ each street party here on the Love Marlow web site.

If you’d like to find out more, book us to help, or register your street party contact Peter Hopkinson tel: 07770 756779

Love My Street

Marlow’s Young Photographer of the Year’ Competition

Date: 2nd – 12th June
Venue: Marlow Museum, Court Garden, Pound Lane, Marlow SL7 2AE
Time: Closing date: 17.00, 5th June 2016 at Marlow Museum

A photo competition for all young people, developing the ‘Love Marlow’ theme. The judges will belooking for the best photo taken anywhere in Marlow, that shows why you enjoy being here. It could be a place, people, or things you like doing. You need to show your camera skills and originality.

There will be prizes for the winners and runners up in each of the age groups: Under 7s; 7-11 years and 12-18s. The overall winner will receive an extra prize and the title of ‘Marlow’s Young Photographer of the Year’ on Sunday 12th June in Higginson Park at 14.30.

Entries on disc or memory stick to Marlow Museum or email to

Children’s Art Competition

Date: Please hand in entries to Marlow Library, Institute Road by Saturday 4 June
Time: Winners will be announced on 12th June at Higginson Park

Competition entries downloadable from Marlow Thames Rotary website:

This is a fun, children’s art competition with 4 categories: 4 – 5yrs, 5 – 7yrs, 7-9yrs, 9-11yrs. Children have the option of colouring in a picture of Marlow or of drawing their own picture about what they love about Marlow. Entries will be displayed in All Saints Church.

Rotary Clubs of Marlow     Marlow Arts & Crafts

Art Installation at All Saints Church – ‘Interaction:Interconnection’

Date: 2nd – 12th June
Venue: All Saint’s Church, High St, Marlow SL7 2AA
Time: Welcome any time

The art installations are brought to you by Marlow Art & Spirituality Group and focus on our interconnection with ‘our neighbours’ within Marlow and in the wider world, often with those less fortunate than ourselves, with an emphasis on the point where worlds collide. They highlight how Christians can support those in our complex society and, in doing so, answer the question ‘Who is my neighbour’? The installations are interactive.

All Saints Marlow

Marlow FC Beerfest

Date: 3rd and 4th June
Venue: Marlow FC, Oak Tree Road, Marlow
Time: 3rd, 16.00 – 22.00. 4th, 12.00 – 22.00

The Marlow Beerfest 2016 is the first of what Marlow Football Club hopes will become an annual fundraising event. Our club is member-owned and run by volunteers and our objectives for this event are to raise our profile in the community, raise much-needed funds for the club and to make a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support.


Games Nights – Marlow Toys

Date: 7th June, Kids Games Night. 8th June, Grown Ups Games Night
Venue: Starbucks, 60 High St, Marlow SL7 1AH
Time: 7th, 16.00-19.00 : 8th, 18.30 – 19.30

Do you like to play strategy games, board games and card games? Come and join our team in playing a wide range of games for all ages and abilities. There will be something for everyone whether a fast playing head to head game or a full on strategic thinkers game. It will be fun and a chance to play new games and meet new people. For more information please visit Marlow Toys in the High Street.

Who it’s for: Anyone and everyone who loves games.


Cook Tasting Event

Date: 2nd June
Venue: Cook Marlow, 32 Spittal Street, Marlow, SL7 1DB
Time: 12.00 – 16.00

To celebrate the start of the Love Marlow week, we will be holding a Summer Themed Tasting Event of all our amazingly delicious summer, picnic-esc dishes. We encourage everyone to come in and try as much as they can in preparation for the Regatta weekend. Don’t stress about feeding the family over this busy summer period, let us do all the Cooking for you!

Who it’s for: Anyone and everyone who loves food.


Schools Choir in the Park

Date: 12th June
Venue: Higginson Park
Time: 12.30 – 13.15

Having spent weeks on the build up to Love Marlow, working with the children from seven local schools, local composer Sheila Wilson (Redhead Music) leads this great inter-schools concert. Featuring children from Holy Trinity, Burford, St. Peter’s, Sandygates, Little Marlow, Spinfield and Bisham schools.

The performance will also be broadcast live on Marlow FM 97.5, who are providing the sound for the whole Regatta Sunday programme. Huge thanks to them.

redhead music

Schools choir

Healing Rooms in the Park

Date: 12th June
Venue: Higginson Park
Time: 13.30 – 15.30

If you need healing, come to the Marlow Healing Rooms area, where Christians from River Marlow and other local churches would love to pray for your healing. Very informal, no church affiliation needed, just come and enjoy. We are full members of the National Association of Healing Rooms England.

River Church