River Trips for Wheelchair Users

Date: To be confirmed
Venue: Departure point is St Peter’s Street slipway
Time: To be confirmed

Marlow is fortunate that the Accessible Boat Club, based at Bisham Abbey Sailing School, have facilities that offer easy access to power boats and sailing craft. During the Festival short trips are being operated from St Peter’s Street slipway and all are welcome to enjoy the experience. For more information about dates and times of trips, please see www.lovemarlow.co.uk or visit Twitter: @BishamAbbeySail or Facebook: Bisham Abbey Sailing & Navigation School


A Visit with Cake

Date: Throughout the duration of the LOVE Marlow festival
Venue: We come to you
Time: To suit you

Don’t worry if you feel unable to get to any of the LOVE Marlow events; perhaps all you would like is a chat with someone and a piece of cake in your own home! Or, maybe you know someone who is isolated, but would love to have some company for a while. If you can provide a cup of tea, we can provide a piece of home-made cake and a chat. We would love to have afternoon tea with you as part of LOVE Marlow. Just call Rev David Downing on 07967502710 or email revmandm@gmail.com to arrange a visit.


‘Marlow’s Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ Competition

Closing Date: Please submit entries by 17.00 on Sunday 4th June

The ‘Marlow’s Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ competition is organised by Marlow Museum, with entries open from 1st May to 5pm on 4th June 2017. Entry forms will be available from schools, Marlow Library, Marlow Museum and on the Marlow Museum website. Entries will be judged in three age groups: Under 7s; 7-11 years and 12-18s. Entries may be views of plants, birds, animals, insects or landscape. The judges will be looking for skill and originality. Entries must be sent electronically as jpeg files to della.fitzgerald@marlowmuseum.org or handed in to the museum on a memory stick by the deadline on 4th June. A complete list of rules and guidelines is on the competition entry form. Winners will be announced during the Marlow Town Regatta Festival on Sunday 11th June in Higginson Park.

For more information contact Della Fitzgerald on della.fitzgerald@marlowmuseum.org or 01628 482515

Gardening Action

Date: Throughout the duration of the LOVE Marlow festival
Venue: Across Marlow
Time: To suit you

River Church Marlow and Marlow Age Concern will be coordinating the work of volunteers who will undertake gardening for senior members of the community no longer able to look after their own gardens. If you would be willing to help undertake some gardening, or you know someone who would benefit from this activity, please contact Michael Marcel. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible to help turn gardens into beautiful spaces, which will give joy and pleasure to their owners.

For more information, and to volunteer, contact Michael Marcel on m.marcel@ukwells.org


Children’s Art Competition

Closing Date: Please hand in entries to Marlow Library by Saturday 3rd June

Children attending all primary schools in Marlow are invited to submit an A4-sized painting or drawing reflecting LOVE Marlow – with the specific theme of ‘being a good neighbour’. This is a fun, children’s art competition with four age categories: 4-5yrs, 5-7yrs, 7-9yrs and 9-11yrs. Please hand in entries to Marlow Library by Saturday 3rd June. Winners will be announced during the Marlow Town Regatta Festival on Sunday 11th June in Higginson Park.
Competition entries downloadable from Marlow Thames Rotary website: http://rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=1823

For more information contact Ann Holden on annmholden@yahoo.co.uk or on 01628 440168

The Great Get Together Picnic

Date: 17th June
Venue: Picnic in a park or join with neighbours
Time: 12.00 – 14.00

To close the LOVE Marlow festival, we are promoting The Great Get Together. This weekend marks the anniversary of the murder of Jo Cox MP who inspired us when she said we had more in common than divides us. LOVE Marlow’s aim is to bring our community together; so, let’s celebrate that we love Marlow; celebrate what we have in common; and celebrate being neighbours. We would ask you to consider where you can celebrate and who with. We will be having a picnic in Higginson Park, if that works for you. Don’t forget to bring something to sit on; something to eat; and, if possible, travel on foot or by bike, leaving the car at home.

www.greatgettogether.org  www.NN-gettogether.org.uk

Litter Pick by Air and Sea Cadets of Marlow

Date: 17th June
Venue: Higginson Park
Time: 10.00 – 14.00

A litter pick at the end of the LOVE Marlow festival, hosted by OC 1811 (Marlow) Sqn ATC & OC Marlow Sea Cadets. An opportunity for the cadets, and others, to help maintain our town as an attractive and pleasant place to live, work and play; followed by a free, thank-you lunch kindly supplied by M&S.

For more information contact Paddy Gallaugher on paddygallaugher@gmail.com


Basic Life Support and Defibrillator Awareness

Date: 17th June
Venue: Higginson Park, close to Kids’ play area
Time: 10.00 – 12.00

It’s easy to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) – which can now be found in various locations around Marlow. Get to know how an AED works and you could save a life! This free, awareness session will give you confidence to use an AED in an emergency situation.

For more information contact Claire Street of Child Matters Ltd on contact@childmatters.info or 07788720612

Gospel Music Workshop

Date: 17th June
Venue: All Saints Church Hall, The Causeway, Marlow SL7 2AA
Time: 10.00 – 17.00

Come and experience the joy and fun of singing gospel music under the direction of Scott Sontag, professional singer & pianist from Louisiana USA, and Sarah Jeanmaire, singer & choral director originally from Birmingham; who together lead the Emmanuel Gospel Choir in Paris, France. You will learn up to 6 songs throughout the day and then give a mini-concert at the end of the afternoon.

Cost £12 per person; to include tea and coffee. Please bring your own lunch. Workshop open to anyone aged 16 years and over (although 16 and 17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.) Book your place and pay via http://lovemarlow.eventbrite.com

For more information contact Ruth Frost on ruthfrost64@gmail.com