2018 Open Days at Taplow Court



2018 Open Days at Taplow Court

Everyone Welcome! The house and grounds will be open to the public from 2pm to 5pm on the following Sundays: 1 July, 5 August and 16 September (National Heritage Day).

Join a guided tour of the garden each day – one at 230pm and one at 330pm. The 330pm tour will always be a general garden tour. The 230pm tours will be themed as follows:


1 July          Roses

5 August    The healing power of trees

16 September  Grasses and meadows

Admission Free & Free Parking

Only guide and alert dogs permitted.


01628 773163



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WAMCF Women’s Group

The next meeting of the WAMCF Women’s Group will be held at St Luke’s Church on Wednesday 13th June from 130pm to 3pm. The speaker will be Louise Ceska talking on Girls Education. Louise is Headteacher of Newlands School.

All meetings start with refreshments.

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Maidenhead Mosque would like to invite WAMCF members to join the community Iftar (breaking of the fast at sunset) session in relation to the month of Ramadhan.

Location: Maidenhead Mosque, Holmanleaze, SL6 8AW
Date: Thursday 17th May 2018
Time: 8.00pm to 9.30pm

The purpose is to encourage people to come together and share Iftar during Ramadan, by inviting friends and neighbours from different faiths and backgrounds.

The session will be hosted by our head Imam, followed by some delicious food and an opportunity to observe the live prayer at the end.

Kindly confirm your attendance by return email to zia@maidenheadmosque.org or call 07773 230413. We look forward to seeing you.

Kind regards

Zia Mahiudin
Maidenhead Mosque

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To mark the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK, the Bahá’í communities of Maidenhead and Marlow warmly invite you to an evening to explore the Bahá’í teachings on women’s equality, and to celebrate the lives of some extraordinary women who helped to shape the early history of the Bahá’í Faith in the UK.

Wednesday 18 April 7:30pm
St Luke’s Community Hall, Norfolk Road, Maidenhead SL6 7AT

Thursday 3 May 7:30pm |
Garden Room, Liston Hall, Marlow SL7 1DD

All welcome!

RSVP would be helpful for catering purposes, but absolutely not essential. If you are able, please email bahais.maidenhead@gmail.com to confirm or call Jita and Mike Gammage on 01628 637801

Please visit our web site:

Women’s Equality and True Prosperity


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Roughshod is a professional touring theatre company created by Riding Lights in 1992 to concentrate on grass-roots community touring.

It is well-known for taking its unique brand of high-energy performance with a spiritual edge to all kinds of places where live theatre is rare but greatly enjoyed. Creative, comic, confounding… Roughshod is ready to be witnessed in communities across the UK.

Designed to perform just about anywhere, annually Roughshod reaches a live audience of around 30,000 adults and children. It has been acclaimed from Belfast to Brixton for creating powerful new pieces of theatre.

Roughshod tours from local bases in every type of area, from the East End of London to southern Ireland, from inner city Glasgow to the rural Forest of Dean, bringing a repertoire of shows and workshops to people from all walks of life.

From Sunday 18th March for 10 days, Roughshod will be working with All Saints Church, St Luke’s Church and the Good Shepherd Cox Green. Everyone is welcome and full details can be found on the attached poster. Tickets for breakfast from St. Luke’s church, All Saints Church or Good Shepherd Cox Green and Eventbrite for Deliver.

Download the Roughshod Poster

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The new series of WAMCF Dialogues start on Tuesday 16th January with the theme:


It will take place at SGI-UK Taplow Court, Berry Hill, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0ER.

The event is FREE and there is plenty of car parking space.

Every Dialogue starts at 7pm and ends with refreshments at 830pm.

The full programme is available to download from the Home Page.

Any queries please contact Paul Samuels on 07923 494744.



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Annual Diversity Display & Dinner 2017

Over 90 people attended the Annual Diversity Display and Dinner on  Sunday 12th November 2017 held in Maidenhead Town Hall. Special Guests included the Prime Minister, Theresa May and husband Philip, Mr Ramnik Saund Deputy to the Lord Lieutenant, RBWM Mayor & Mayoress Cllr John Lenton & partner Margaret, Mayor of Slough, Cllr Ishrat Shah

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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. This landmark global agreement was adopted in New York on 7 July 2017.

ICAN began in Australia and was formally launched in Austria in April 2007. Our campaign’s founders were inspired by the tremendous success of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which a decade earlier had played an instrumental role in the negotiation of the anti-personnel mine ban convention, or Ottawa treaty.

Since our founding, we have worked to build a powerful global groundswell of public support for the abolition of nuclear weapons. By engaging a diverse range of groups and working alongside the Red Cross and like-minded governments, we have helped reshape the debate on nuclear weapons and generate momentum towards elimination.

We were awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for our “work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons” and our “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”.

Humanitarian focus
At a review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2010, all nations expressed their deep concern at the “catastrophic humanitarian consequences” of any use of nuclear weapons – a statement that led to the convening of three major conferences in 2013 and 2014 focusing on the humanitarian impacts of nuclear detonations.

ICAN served as the civil society coordinator for each of the conferences, which brought together most of the world’s governments, along with international organizations and academic institutions. We helped garner the support of 127 nations for a humanitarian pledge to fill the gap in the existing legal regime governing nuclear weapons.

Building on the outcomes of the humanitarian conferences, ICAN campaigned for the establishment of a special UN working group to examine specific proposals for advancing nuclear disarmament. This body met in Geneva in February, May and August 2016, and issued a report recommending the negotiation of a nuclear ban treaty.

Our campaign then successfully lobbied for the UN General Assembly to adopt a landmark resolution in December 2016 to launch negotiations on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons” – heralding an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.

Throughout the negotiating process, ICAN worked alongside governments to achieve the strongest, most effective treaty possible. Around two-thirds of the world’s nations voted in favour of adopting the agreement. Our focus now is on persuading nations to sign and ratify it, and then to work for its full implementation.
How we work
ICAN is a coalition consisting of several hundred non-government organizations, from local peace groups to global federations representing millions of people. An international steering group and staff team coordinate the campaign’s activities. Our main office is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

We organize global days of action, hold public awareness-raising events, and engage in advocacy at the United Nations and in national parliaments. We work with survivors of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and of nuclear tests, helping share their testimonies with the public and decision makers.

Many prominent people have lent their support to ICAN, including Nobel laureates Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, musician Herbie Hancock, artist Yoko Ono, and actors Martin Sheen and Michael Douglas. The UN secretary-general praised ICAN in 2012 “for working with such commitment and creativity in pursuit of our shared goal”.

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A short, illustrated report on Inter Faith Week 2016, including a section looking forward to the 2017 Week.

Please go to the Interfaith Network for the United Kingdom to download the report:


The charitable aims of the Interfaith Network are, ‘…[T]o advance public knowledge and mutual understanding of the teachings, traditions and practices of the different faith communities in Britain including awareness both of their distinctive features and their common ground and to promote good relations between persons of different faiths.

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