Keep reading to watch a video of congregation members promoting St Luke’s 2012 Christmas Tree Festival.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Christmas Tree Festival at St Luke’s, which saw the church filled with over thirty real Norwegian spruces, preparations for this year’s repeat event are under way.
The festival offers local businesses and organisations the opportunity to sponsor and decorate a tree, and welcomes families to look around all weekend.
To raise awareness of the Christmas Tree Festival, now just two weeks away, hardy congregation members gathered in a drizzly Maidenhead High Street this afternoon, armed with tinsel and donning Father Christmas hats.
Hover over pictures for captions or keep reading for a video of the Olympic Torch Relay going straight through the town.
For weeks, I’ve been watching the Torchcam live stream and looking at daily pictures from each day’s leg of the journey, excitedly awaiting the arrival of the Olympic Torch Relay in my hometown of Maidenhead. I couldn’t believe my luck back in March when I found out the starting location for the convoy was in fact the end of my estate, Cranbrook Drive! I immediately began dreaming of following the Torch right the way through its Maidenhead journey, armed with my camera and riding my bicycle. My mother, keen for me not to be disappointed, warned that my grand scheme wouldn’t work – if I’m honest, I doubted I’d see much too – but unfazed by the dramatic video of the similarly pedal-powered youngster getting too close to the torchbearer and being tackled by the security officials in Suffolk, I rode up to Furze Platt Road and waited for the flame to arrive.
Tonight is World Book Night, a spin-off of the children’s World Book Day (which was on Thursday). On their website, they say “World Book Night represents the most ambitious and far-reaching celebration of adult books and reading ever attempted in the UK and Ireland.” An undoubtedly bold claim, but then again they have given away a million books to the public.