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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Summer
Tuesdays (exc 28 May)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Animals and Figures in the Landscape

Led by Jo Hall.

Working in pastel and/or watercolour this course will help you breathe life into your landscape painting by including animal and human forms. Using photographic reference, we will depict animals and birds both distant and at close quarters.

Tues 21 May – 25 Jun
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

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  •  25 Jun
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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Summer
Tuesdays (exc 28 May)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for people with some Pilates experience or those who are looking for a slightly more challenging class. Still covering alignment, breathing and centering but with more focus on strengthening and toning your body. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

Summer
Tues 7 May – 11 Jun (exc 28 May) and 18 Jun – 16 Jul
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for anyone new to Pilates or wishing to improve their flexibility, co-ordination, posture, balance, breathing and focus on stabilizing the core. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

Summer
Tues 7 May – 11 Jun (exc 28 May) and 18 Jun – 16 Jul
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Long Shot (15)

Dir: Jonathan Levine 2019 | 120 mins, US

Fred is a gifted and free-spirited journalist. Charlotte is one of the most influential women in the world. They have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter. Preparing to run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter.

WHY? Romantic comedy starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron

'A winning mixture of warm-hearted fantasy and comedic edge... Rogen and Theron shine' ★★★★ Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Bellydance (Raks Sharki)

Led by Ellen O’Farrell.

You’re never too young or too old to learn to dance. Join us and learn to bellydance step by step. Come discover this beautiful art form, gain an appreciation of middle eastern music and have lots of fun doing it. As a great side effect you’ll get some low impact exercise and strengthen your core muscles.

Classes are suitable for complete beginners. Wear anything you are comfortable dancing in, yoga trousers or a long full skirt are both ideal. Ellen brings a selection of egyptian coin belts and hip scarves you can borrow to dance in.

Tues 7 May – 18 Jun (exc 28 May) and 25 Jul – 6 Aug (exc 30 Jul)
2.30pm - 3.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 6 week course

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Sarah Dalton - A Sense of Place

Sarah's landscape paintings meander across gently undulating surfaces such as fired white earthenware ceramic.

They are often inspired by the wild North Pennines where she lives, as well as by her years in China. They aim to capture something of the atmosphere and power of the fleeting moment.

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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton.

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of current music. This is contemporary dance smashed up and easy to learn!

All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for 9+ years.

Summer
Tuesdays (from Tues 7 May)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term


Budding dancers and performers are welcome to come and try our Youth Dance classes at a free trial session on Tuesday 29 January at 5.30pm.

Spaces for the free trial are limited so please book your place through our friendly Box Office on 01628 788997.

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Twisted Art: Paint and Sip

Led by Angela Mitchell.

An informal social painting class for people who like to relax with a drink as you paint with step by step guidance. Each class will feature a different painting.

Perfect for total beginners, everything you need will be provided. Just turn up in your comfy clothes, grab a drink at the bar and then choose your seat.

Summer
Tues 7 May, 18 Jun, 16 Jul, 20 Aug
7.30pm - 10pm
£25 per session, £5 materials cost to tutor

Tuesday 7 May - Enchantment

Tuesday 18 June - The Gentle Messenger

Tuesday 16 July - Galí̱nios in Paradise

Tuesday 20 August - Bodhi


Angela's Website
Angela's Facebook Page

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Amazing Grace (U)

Dir: Sydney Pollack 2018 | 87 mins, US

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972. The sessions were captured by a film crew led by Sydney Pollack.

WHY? The recordings from these performances would become Aretha’s bestselling album, Amazing Grace

'Soul-shaking gospel from Aretha Franklin' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to view the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Summer
Wednesdays (exc 29 May)
10am – 11am
£6 | £4 siblings

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a sibling under 6 months

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.


'The Troublemaker gang had me film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

'Troublemaker helped foster the creativity I use every day in my animation and video work' James Willis

'Troublemaker gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Geoff Lakeman

Following the release of his 2017 critically acclaimed debut solo album, After All These Years, Geoff has firmly established himself as a performer on the folk and acoustic circuit.

He has toured with the likes of Show of Hands and performed at festivals across the UK.

WHY? Expect self-written and West Country songs, plus English and Irish folk, Americana and even 20/30s jazz on an authentic 1926 instrument

Studio
£16.50

@GeoffLakeman
@nordenfarm

Geoff Lakeman's Website

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Madeline's Madeline (15)

Dir: Josephine Decker 2018 | 93 mins, US

Madeline joins a prestigious physical theatre troupe. The workshop's ambitious director pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother into their art. The lines between performance and reality soon begin to blur.

WHY? ‘Uncompromisingly experimental and riotously entertaining’ Sight & Sound

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Introduction to Jewellery Making

Led by Grant Forsyth

Learn the fundamentals of jewellery making and design, including mark making and stone setting. Advanced students are welcome to join and expand their skills and create their own design led work. Materials cost to tutor £28 (approx).

Summer
Thur 16 May – 6 Jun and 13 Jun – 11 Jul
10am - 11.30pm and 12pm - 1.30pm
£63 per 5 week course
£51 per 4 week course

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

A fun, friendly and easy to follow dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

Summer
Thur 2 May – 22 Aug (exc 1 Aug)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Calligraphy Projects

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

This course is aimed at calligraphy project work from start to finish. Emphasis will be placed on planning your unique project through design to execution. Familiarity with any calligraphy technique is enough: modern, italic, copperplate, gothic or uncial/celtic.

This course is for those who have a range of calligraphy experience from novice to expert. Tuition and guidance to improve will be given where appropriate.

Thur 20 Jun – 18 Jul
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course, £10 approx. materials cost to tutor

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Thursdays or Sundays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Thursdays or Sundays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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The Endellion String Quartet

The Endellion String Quartet is renowned as one of the finest quartets in the world.

Haydn Op. 20, no. 6
Puccini I Crisantemi
Janáček String Quartet no 1
Smetana. String Quartet no 1

A firm favourite with Maidenhead audiences, they were formed forty years ago. Help celebrate this glorious anniversary and enjoy the Endellion’s unique sound.

WHY? A great opportunity to hear one of the finest string quartets in the world

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Ahir Shah & Garrett Milerick

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Ahir Shah was an Edinburgh Comedy Award 2017 Best Show nominee. He brings his sharp, intellectual brand of stand up.

‘One of his generation’s most eloquent comic voices’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

Garrett Millerick is an acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and director. In 2018 his show Sunflower became one of the best reviewed shows of the Edinburgh Festival.

‘Wickedly funny’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

WHY? Two critically acclaimed comedians preview their latest work

Studio
£10

@AhirShah
@millerickcomedy
@nordenfarm

Ahir Shah's Website
Garrett Millerick's Website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class. We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Summer
Fri 26 Apr – 24 May, Fri 7 Jun – 12 Jul (exc 19 Jul) and Fri 26 Jul – 23 Aug
9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners learn techniques including sawing, filing, polishing, ring making, stone setting, texturing, doming and soldering, to make some beautiful jewellery. More experienced participants are taken forward with their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor for 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Summer
Fri 26 Apr – 24 May, Fri 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul (drop in session)
10am – 12pm
£84 per course, £16.80 drop in session

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Summer
Fridays (exc 31 May, 19 Jul)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Acrylics: Loose and Lively Landscapes

Led by Karen Carter.

Using bold colours and loose energetic mark-making, big brushes and palette knives - create lively and dynamic landscape paintings.

Please bring your own materials.

Fri 21 Jun
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

  •  21 Jun SOLD OUT
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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class. We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Summer
Fri 26 Apr – 24 May, Fri 7 Jun – 12 Jul (exc 19 Jul) and Fri 26 Jul – 23 Aug
11am – 12.15m
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Birds of Passage (15)

Dir: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra 2018 | 125 mins, Co/Dk/Mx/De/Ch (Wayuu and Spanish with English subtitles)

Drama set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s. The story explores indigenous traditions and the corrupting forces of wealth and power, The film received Special Commendation at London Film Festival 2018.

WHY? ‘A visually stunning and often surprising true story’ Variety

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson

Beginners learn techniques including sawing, filing, polishing, ring making, stone setting, texturing, doming and soldering, to make some beautiful jewellery. More experienced participants are taken forward with their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor for 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Summer
Fri 26 Apr – 24 May, Fri 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul (drop in session)
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course, £16.80 drop in session

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Pilates - Intermediate (Fridays)

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for people with some Pilates experience or those who are looking for a slightly more challenging class. Still covering alignment, breathing and centering but with more focus on strengthening and toning your body. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

Fri 10 May - 26 Jul
12.30pm
£12 per class
£50 per 5-week course

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Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.

Summer
Fridays (from Fri 3 May)
5pm – 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

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An Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville

Hundred Watt Club return to Norden Farm with their ravishing, risque and ridiculous evening of burlesque, comedy and cabaret!

Prepare to be teased by the cream of the glittering UK burlesque scene, to roll in the aisles at riotous comedy and be awestruck by incredible circus stunts. There’s no dress code but dressing up to the nines is encouraged!

Your dazzling cast for the evening are; glittering effervescent showgirl Athena Beauvoir, award winning comedy magician Christian Lee, neo-drag burlesque Queen Lilly Snatchdragon, and obscene vodka-addled acrobat Velma Von Bon Bon. Hosting your evening is the outrageously funny Chastity Belt!

Age Suitability 18+ years.

WHY? A good old fashioned, bawdy and champagne soaked variety show!

'Harking back to the gin drenched halcyon days of a grimy Berlin nightclub in the 1930s, Hundred Watt Club sparkles, fizzles and shines brightly on a dark night' Fringe Review


Presented by Hundred Watt Club

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

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CalleJondo - The Flamenco Dance, Music & Singing Show

An exciting new flamenco show which takes you on a journey from the purest flamenco traditions to contemporary fusion.

Artistic directors Rebeca, Martín and Josie met while performing in the streets of Seville. Drawn together by a mutual interest in learning from the others’ varied artistic backgrounds, they soon united and began performing together.

WHY? Flamenco traditions are infused with contemporary influences and the power of street arts – making for a truly unforgettable experience

Studio
£15, £13 Advantage Card holders

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

A dynamic yoga class with precise alignment focus. Linking the breath with a flow of postures and time at the end for relaxation will leave you feeling stronger, more flexible, calm and renewed. Deborah Le Vene-Page has been teaching yoga since 2005, her classes are fun, friendly, inspiring and suitable for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

Suitable for 18+ years

Summer
Sat 4 May – 20 Jul
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £88 per 11 week term

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Parveen Chana

An energetic modern Indian dance style. These classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Summer
Saturdays (from 11 May, exc 1 Jun)
10am – 11am
£67 per 10 week term


Suitable for 6+ years.

SOLD OUT
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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners can create up to three pieces. There are projects to follow if you wish, to help you learn techniques and make beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor dependent on weight of what you make.

Summer
Sat 22 Jun and 13 July
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee


Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  22 Jun SOLD OUT
  •  13 Jul SOLD OUT
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Beats (18)

Dir: Brian Welsh 2019 | 96 mins, UK

Scotland, 1994. The government is cracking down on rave culture. The paths of school friends Jonno and Spanner look set to diverge. When they hear of an upcoming protest rave, it seems like an ideal chance for one last shared hurrah.

WHY? A universal story of friendship - set to an electrifying 1990s rave soundtrack

'Beats is a truly heartfelt rites-of-passage tale - an immersive, intoxicating portrayal of the rave scene at its peak' ★★★★ Empire

Click here to view the full article.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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The Total Who Show

Get ready for two hours of hits and classics by The Who - including Won't Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You, Substitute, Can't Explain, The Seeker and I Can See For Miles.

Performed by Johnny Warman's Magic Bus. The band features a line up of top musicians who have performed with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle from the band itself.

They have worked also worked with the likes of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and The Small Faces.

WHY? 'Well worth checking these guys out. Not to be missed' The Who

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

The Total Who Show Website

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Zumba (Sundays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

A fun and friendly, easy to follow class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

Summer
Sun 5 May – 25 Aug (exc 16 Jun)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.


'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Thursdays or Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Woods.

Do you like to crochet or knit? Or have you ever wanted to learn? A relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available for if you just wanted to give it a go!

Summer
Sun 26 May, 23 Jun, 14 Jul and 25 Aug
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 includes a drink from the bar

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Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen.

A mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing style. A variety of music accompanies these styles such as Shania Twain and Keith Urban (country) to Rebecca Ferguson and Megan Trainer (pop) with everything in between.

No partner necessary.

Summer
Sun 12 May – 25 Aug (exc Sun 19 May)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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St John’s Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert

Wouter Valvekens (piano)
Katie Mazur (violin)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Rossini Overture The Thieving Magpie
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Dvorak Romance for violin, Op.11
Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 (Italian)

The summer orchestral concert features one of the most popular of all piano concertos, played by a leading young Belgian pianist, and Mendelssohn’s most radiant symphony.

WHY? Featuring a witty Rossini overture and a touching rarity by Dvorak

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 18s)

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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Summer
Mondays (exc 27 May)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Caroline Crawford.

A sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now. Professional artist Caroline Crawford leads this creative community. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence and meet new people!

Mon 20 May - 10 June, 17 Jun – 8 Jul, 15 Jul – 5 Aug (exc 29 July), 12 Aug – 9 Sept (exc 26 Aug)
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

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Pick of the Litter (PG)

Dir: Don Hardy Jr, Dana Nachman 2018 | 80 mins, US

Documentary following a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Join the pups on an intense two-year odyssey as they train.

WHY? A wonderful reminder of the extraordinary relationships we have with our dogs - especially those that we work beside each day

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey.

Giving children the opportunity to learn and explore through exciting and fun art activities – and we do all the clearing up!

Summer
Mondays (from 13 May, exc 27 May)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Monday Morning Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Feeling the need to wind down and relax, have a little bit of time to yourself? Come along and enjoy some yoga and relaxation with Julie. Practise gentle spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, basic yogic breathing techniques and guided meditations.

These classes are suitable for everyone, with or without previous yoga experience. Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Summer
Mon 13 May – 17 Jun (exc 27 May) and Mon 24 Jun – 22 Jul
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £35 per 5 week course

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, relax your body and mind, reduce stress, improve your balance, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Mon 20 May – 24 Jun and 15 Jul – 19 Aug
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, relax your body and mind, reduce stress, improve your balance, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Mon 20 May – 24 Jun and 15 Jul – 19 Aug
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£42 per 6 week course


Suitable for 18+ years

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Johanne Narayn - Hummingbirds and Flowers Carnival

Since seeing the jewel-like qualities of the hummingbird on her first visit to Trinidad, Johanne has returned to this exotic subject in here new body of work.

Johanne’s intention is to create feel-good art: colourful, lyrical paintings. Her inspiration is her family background, Trinidadian/Irish, born in the UK, each place conjuring up very special images.

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Evening Papercraft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Each workshop will feature different projects and themes. Build up your skills and master new techniques to enable you to create your own designs at home.

Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing, heat embossing, fussy cutting and more, using a range of materials.

Summer
Tues 21 May, 11 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session or £55 for all 4 sessions

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Northern Ballet Live: Victoria

130 mins.

Live screening. In celebration of her bicentenary year, Northern Ballet's new biopic brings the sensational story of Queen Victoria to life in dance. Victoria reveals the passion, tragedy and fierce devotion of one of Britain's most iconic monarchs. All told through the eyes of her youngest child Beatrice.

WHY? Choreographed by Cathy Marston, creator of Northern Ballet’s acclaimed Jane Eyre


Courtyard Theatre
£15

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A Bunch of Amateurs

Presented by Maidenhead Drama Guild.

Fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford - only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. The cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre. As acting worlds collide, Jefferson discovers some truths about himself - along with his inner Lear.

WHY? ‘Terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue... plenty of twists and turns’ ★★★★★ Whatsonstage

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@MaidenheadDG
@nordenfarm

Maidenhead Drama Guild's Website

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Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A **** - An Evening with Gill Sims

Author of online sensation Peter and Jane, Gill Sims is the number one best-selling author behind Why Mummy Drinks, its follow up Why Mummy Swears and the recently announced Why Mummy Doesn't Give a...

Join Gill as she is interviewed about her blog, books, character and much more! There will be readings from her books and also a chance to ask Gill questions from the audience. Books will be available to purchase and sign as well.

Why Mummy Drinks spent over six months in the Sunday Times bestsellers Top Ten and was the number one bestselling debut hardback novel of 2017. Gill's second book Why Mummy Swears, published in early 2018, was a Number One Sunday Times bestseller for seven consecutive weeks and has spent a total of 18 weeks in the Top Ten. Since publication of her first book just over a year ago Gill has sold over half a million books.

Mummy has an idea... when she can get away from all the other ideas, that the world is full of mums who go to advanced yoga classes, get tiddly on a half glass of white wine, and attend polite book clubs.

Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night, of women with sensible haircuts who live only for their family and stand in the playground trying to trump each other by bragging about their offspring's academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and their latest overseas holidays.

Instead, she clutches a large and full glass of wine, muttering 'FML' over and over again, until she remembers that great idea...

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

  •  27 Jun SOLD OUT
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Rocketman (15)

Dir: Dexter Fletcher 2019 | Run time tbc, UK/US

An epic musical fantasy. The film tells the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years. Starring Taron Egerton as the legendary musician, alongside Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard.

WHY? The latest film from director Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle, Sunshine on Leith)

'Dexter Fletcher’s fabulous Elton John musical is a heart-racing, toe-tapping, all-glitter-cannons-blazing triumph' ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Bring Baby Screening
The screening on Friday 28 June at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Jack Dee – Work in Progress

Join Jack Dee as he takes to the road trying out new material for his forthcoming UK tour.

'In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s very much where I come in' says Jack.

Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh as well as chair of the legendary Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

Other credits include presenting Jack Dee’s Helpdesk on BBC Two and being the star of C4’s, The Jack Dee Show, Jack Dee’s Saturday Night, Jack Dee’s Happy Hour and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo. 'In fact' explains Jack, 'I’ve appeared in every single TV show with my name in the title'.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

  •  28 Jun SOLD OUT
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Textile Art - Inspired by Natural Environment

Led by Artsie Workshop.

Using a range of hand dyed fabrics and papers, be shown how to create a dynamic landscape composition and combine a variety of exciting colour combinations to create beautiful art work.

Sat 29 Jun
11am – 1.30pm
£30 plus £10 materials fee to tutor

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Explore the complexities of the human form by working from a professional life model. With a variety of short and long poses. Learn both traditional charcoal drawing methods and new experimental techniques.

Summer
Sat 11 May, 29 Jun and 17 Aug
1.30pm – 4.30pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Sounds Like The Seekers

In 1963, Australian singer Judith Durham joined Keith, Bruce and Athol to form The Seekers. Within a year they were one of the biggest selling bands in the world.

Samantha perfectly recreates the persona of Judith Durham. The band perform all their biggest hits including Georgy Girl, A World of Our Own, I'll Never Find Another You and The Carnival is Over.

WHY? Experience the joyful sound of The Seekers... the carnival isn't over!

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Alice Marshall & Mark Simmons

A RBM Edinburgh Comedy preview.

Mark Simmons is a one-liner comedian. He has supported the likes of Rob Brydon and Rob Beckett their national tours.

‘A talented comic with an artisan’s grasp of joke-writing’ ★★★★ Chortle

Alice Marshall is the winner of Best Comedy Show at Brighton Fringe 2017. Alice combines her own brand of clowning and storytelling to bring her weird and wonderful characters to life.

‘Character comedy at its rawest’ ★★★★ The Wee Review

WHY? Two comedians preview their latest material ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@alicemarshall
@BigBirdSheeran
@nordenfarm

Alice Marshall's Website
Mark Simmon's Website

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Ferrante Fever (12)

Dir: Giacomo Durzi 2017, 74 mins, It

(Italian with English subtitles)

A documentary about global literary sensation Elena Ferrante. She sold 5 million copies of her Neapolitan Novels and publication rights in 50 countries. A journey between New York City’s cultural hub and Ferrante’s native Italy explores how an anonymous author’s tales of love and friendship gained such an enthusiastic following.

WHY? 'One of the great novelists of our time’ New York Times

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Drawing Trees

Led by Jo Hall.

Using charcoal and pastel or line and watercolour wash we will explore how to depict trees. We will look at a variety of tree forms exploring their different structures, bark and branching, and the changes that take place during the year.

Tues 2 Jul – 13 Aug (exc 30 Jul)
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

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NT Live: Small Island

Encore screenings from the National Theatre.

Embark on a journey from Jamaica to Britain. The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots.

WHY? Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation

Run time 200 mins.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Book Club

Share your thoughts on contemporary fiction with other readers in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

Summer
Wed 1 May, 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 7 Aug | 7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

  • Wed 3 Jul - The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
  • Wed 7 Aug - Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
  • Wed 4 Sept - Educated by Tara Westover

Suitable for 18+ years.

Spaces are limited, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

  •   3 Jul SOLD OUT
  •   7 Aug SOLD OUT
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Glyndebourne: Cinderella

Encore screening.

The classic Cinderella story is told with composer Massenet’s sensuous and lavish score. Glyndebourne favourite and international star Danielle de Niese plays the title role in this glittering and colourful opera.

The original production was conceived and directed for the Glyndebourne Tour by Fiona Shaw. Revived and directed for Festival 2019 by Fiona Dunn.

WHY? ‘Fiona Shaw’s direction gracefully explores the story’s psychological resonances’ The Daily Telegraph

Run time approximately 210 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Rory's Way (12A)

Dir: Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis 2018, 107 mins, UK

Rory MacNeil (Brian Cox) is a rugged old Scotsman. He reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory sees his life transformed through a newly found bond with his baby grandson.

WHY? Based on the bestselling novel by José Luis Sampedro

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Summer Ceilidh - Barn Dance

You’ll be in safe hands with the expert calling and playing from our band Nedron’s Jig.

Between them they play squeezebox, fiddle, mandola and bass. The four musicians consist of two from the folk super-group Feast of Fiddles and two from the band Phungus.

WHY? A social evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn - no experience necessary!

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Jazz on a Summer's Day - Alan Barnes (saxes)

Presented by Jazz at the Farm.

Alan is a much sought-after Jazz artist both internationally and in the UK. This is a most pleasurable and welcome return to Maidenhead of this multi-reedist supremo.
Supported by the astounding Pendulum Rhythm Section Alex Hutton (piano), Ollie Hayhurst (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? ‘A brilliant multi-instrumentalist who’s at home with the jazz repertoire of 30s and 40s swing, and the subsequent “modern” jazz style of bebop’ The Guardian

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

@alanbarnesjazz
@nordenfarm

Alan Barnes' Website

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Booksmart (15)

Dir: Olivia Wilde 2019, 102 mins, US

Amy and Molly are academic superstars and best friends. On the eve of their high school graduation, they suddenly realise that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

WHY? ‘Olivia Wilde's lovable teen comedy overachieves on every level’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Summer in the Garden

Led by Jo Hall.

Paint flowers in the garden in pastel and/or watercolour. The accent will be on the pattern of colours and plant forms.

Sat 6 Jul
10am – 3pm
£38

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Westlife: The Twenty Tour Live from Croke Park

Westlife are back!

It’s been 20 years since the record-breaking boyband smashed into the charts with their first No. 1 single and now their highly anticipated reunion tour is coming to cinemas worldwide.

Broadcast LIVE on Saturday 6 July from Dublin’s iconic Croke Park stadium, The Twenty Tour will see Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian perform their brand-new music, alongside all 14 of their UK No.1 hits.

WHY? For one unforgettable night, Westlife fans from coast to coast will raise the roof once more, in celebration of one of pop’s most sensational comebacks

£15
Run time 120 mins.

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

A class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Learn yoga postures, a gentle bedtime yoga sequence, meditations based on popular fairy tales and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience needed.

Bring one yoga mat (per pair) and one blanket each.

Suitable for ages 4 – 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer
5 May | 10am – 11am
15 Jun | 3pm – 4pm
7 Jul | 10am – 11am
11 Aug | 10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

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Poetry Group

Led by Rosemary Muncie

If you enjoy poetry, this group is for you. Bring along poems to share and discuss whether your own writing or favourites - from the anonymous traveller who longed for the western wind to blow to the subtle and ironic voices of today.

Summer
Sun 12 May, 9 Jun, 7 Jul, 11 Aug
10.30am – 12.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world.

Join Ruth on Sunday 9 June. She will be reading:

  • The Emperor's Nightingale, and a pocket full of tales.

Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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Stan & Ollie (PG)

Dir: Jon S Baird 2018 | 97 mins, UK/Ca/US

The heartwarming story of what would become Laurel & Hardy’s triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the duo embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, their love of performing, as well as for each other, endures.

WHY? ‘Insightful and endlessly touching’ ★★★★ Independent

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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The Good Life - The Songs of Tony Bennett

Robert Habermann performs the songs and tells the story of the great Tony Bennett.

From starting out as a singing waiter, to being invited to join Bob Hope on tour and becoming an international icon. Featuring his hit songs including Stranger in Paradise, The Good Life, It Had to Be You, Blue Velvet and The Very Thought of You.

WHY? The first time his story has been told with all his great songs and images of his paintings

Studio
£15 (£13.50)

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Sunset (15)

Dir: László Nemes 2018, 144 mins, HU/FR

(Hungarian and French with English subtitles)

Budapest, 1913. Irisz Leiter arrives in the capital eager to become a milliner at her late parents’ legendary hat shop. But she is soon drawn into the mystery of what happened to her long-missing brother. Her search will lead her into a dazzling panorama of the dying gasps of the Austro-Hungarian empire.

WHY? From László Nemes, the Oscar-winning director of Son of Saul

'An entirely absorbing film' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Step out of 'busy, busy, doing, doing' and drop into just 'being'. Learn how to focus on the present to help manage thoughts and feelings and to improve mental wellbeing.

Summer
Tues 11 Jun, 9 Jul, 23 Jul
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Salsa at the Farm

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica.

Join us for summer nights of dancing to popular Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Kizomba tracks. Have fun as Salsa Autentica share how to dance to these intoxicating rhythms. You don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun!

£7 per class, £5 for social dance
£10 for both

Tues 21 May - Tues 20 Aug
Dance class 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Social dancing 8.45pm - 10.15pm

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Social Salsa at the Farm

After your dance class at 7.30pm, join us to practice your new moves on the dance floor at Social Salsa.

You don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun!

£7 per class, £5 for social dance
£10 for both

Tues 21 May - Tues 20 Aug
Dance class 7.30pm - 8.45pm
Social dancing 8.45pm - 10.15pm

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Creative Writing

Led by Katy Walker.

Everyone has a story to tell - but how do you find the best way to tell it? Join award-winning playwright and creative writing tutor Katy Walker to find out in this series of workshops designed to get your creative juices flowing.

We’ll look at topics such as ideas, structure, rewriting, character, dialogue and the dreaded writers’ block, with a range of exercises to inspire, encourage and build confidence. These are practical sessions and, as well as looking at published extracts, participants will be encouraged to share their own work and give/receive feedback in a supportive, friendly environment.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring pen and paper.

Summer
Wed 8 May, 15 May, 12 Jun, 10 Jul
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

  •  10 Jul SOLD OUT
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The Tempest

Presented by The HandleBards.

The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards present Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Join their all-female troupe for a bicycle-powered production like none other. A shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a mysterious desert island. Inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters – nothing is as it seems.

WHY? Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos and a great deal of laughter

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@HandleBards
@nordenfarm

The HandleBards' Website

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The Shackleton Trio

The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin).

Their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards. They are influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions - with a regional twist from the group's native East Anglia.

WHY? A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

@shackletontrio
@nordenfarm

The Shackleton Trio Website

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Acrylics: Still Life, Towards Abstraction

Led by Karen Carter.

Looking at the work of Ben Nicolson and John Button for inspiration, combine textured surfaces, blocks of colour, linework and overlapping shapes to produce interesting, quirky interpretations of a still life subject.

Fri 12 Jul
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials cost to tutor

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Gloria Bell (15)

Dir: Sebastián Lelio 2018, 102 mins, UK

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée. She spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance.

WHY? A sophisticated romantic comedy from award winning director Sebastián Lelio (Disobedience, A Fantastic Woman)

'Julianne Moore predictably brilliant as dating divorcee' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Bring Baby Screening

The screening on Friday 12 July at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Lennon Retrospective

Be taken on a journey through John Lennon's best loved songs starting with his solo work and culminating in the early Beatles classics in this two hour show.

The band is fronted by Lennon look-and-sound-alike Gaz Keenan. He has put together a professional band of musicians with many years experience. Gaz’s passion for The Beatles and John Lennon in particular, led to the conception of John Lennon UK.

WHY? Faithfully recreating John’s soulful vocals, his rugged and passionate guitar playing, simplistic but beautiful piano work, his look and of course - his caustic wit!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Vinyl Frontier - Singles Championship 2019

With Jeff Lloyd.

Eight potential champions bring three of their favourite 7'' singles and in three knockout rounds try to be crowned 2019s singles champion.

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and in fabulous hi-fi!

Studio
£8

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Glyndebourne: Barber of Seville

Recorded in 2016.

Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini’s most popular comedy. Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, has a cunning that knows no bounds. His playful energy is brought to life in director Annabel Arden’s sparkling and springing production. Danielle de Niese plays the determined Rosina.

WHY? ‘A triumphant celebration of Rossini's musical genius’ The Independent

Run time approximately 210 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Resonant Rogues

The North Carolina roots band have travelled the byways and highways of America and crossed the water to Europe and the Mediterranean.

The stories they’ve heard and the people they’ve met have fuelled their music, which abounds with influences like Eastern European Romani brass bands, New Orleans street jazz, old-time string bands, Middle Eastern rhythms and more.

WHY? Songwriters Sparrow and Keith J Smith craft fresh songs from a variety of vintage folk styles

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@ResonantRogues
@nordenfarm

The Resonant Rogues Website

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Force of Nature Natalia (12A)

Dir: Gerry Fox 2019, 79 mins, UK

Documentary follwing a season in the life of dance superstar Natalia Osipova. With unique access to Natalia's personal archive, we follow her preparations for a fifth season as a principal of the Royal Ballet. Natalia opens up about her life and history, her childhood in Russia, her time with American Ballet Theatre and her journey to the Opera House.

WHY? An unparalleled opportunity to get up close and personal with the leading ballerina of our generation

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Summer Recital Series: 1

St John’s Chamber Players

Mozart Flute Quartet in A, K..298
Brahms Clarinet Sonata No.2 in E flat
Bruch 3 Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano
Schubert Piano Trio in B flat, D.898

Schubert’s majestic Piano Trio ends the opening recital, which also includes one of Brahms’ eloquent clarinet sonatas and some rarely heard pieces by Max Bruch.

WHY? The first concert in our summer recital series, featuring the music of Schubert, alongside other leading Viennese composers

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)

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Kai Samra & Matt Winning

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Kai Samra combines an edgy stage presence and a confident delivery, talking frankly about the issues of today from an intelligent and fresh perspective.

‘Slick and confident’ Chortle

Matt Winning is a unique and imaginative stand up and character comedian. His eccentric and idiosyncratic act is a whirlwind of ideas.

'Charming and accomplished' ★★★★ The List

WHY? Two award winning comedians try out their latest material ahead of the Edinburgh Festival

Studio
£10

Kai Samra's Website
Matt Winning's Website

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Gabriel Latchin Trio - The Moon and I Tour

Pianist and composer Gabriel Latchin tours music from his new release The Moon and I.

Original compositions are accompanied by unique arrangements of well known jazz standards. Supported by a first-call London rhythm section of Dario Di Lecce (double bass) and Josh Morrison (drums). The trio have developed a unique sound: a hard-swinging 1950s aesthetic married with the contemporary vision of Latchin’s compositions.

WHY? Elegant, tasteful and swinging!’ Renée Fleming

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@GabrielLatchin
@nordenfarm

Gabriel Latchin's Website

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Late Night (15)

Dir: Nisha Ganatra 2019, 102 mins, US

Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a legendary host on the talk show circuit. But she and her team of all-male writers have grown complacent. Katherine hires newcomer Molly (Mindy Kaling) to show she can change. But with low ratings and a network who want to replace her – it might be too late. Can the duo work together to shake things up?

WHY? ‘Emma Thompson is in bloom as a talk-show host running on empty’ Variety

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

Bring Baby Screening
The screening on Tuesday 23 July at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Dragon Fruit Study

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Artist Elizabeth Blackadder’s beautiful illustrations of summer produce influence this watercolour project.

Sat 20 Jul
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session.

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Diego Maradona (12A)

Dir: Asif Kapadia 2019, 130 mins, UK

On the pitch, Diego Maradona was a genius. Off the pitch, he was treated like a God. The charismatic Argentine loved a fight against the odds and led Napoli to their first-ever title. But as time passed, darker days closed in. From the team behind documentaries Senna and Amy.

WHY? Constructed from never before seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive with the full support of the man himself

'Kapadia compels you to care, whether you like football or not' ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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The Rosina Hepburn Quintet

With a sound and style that conjure the golden age of jazz, Rosina Hepburn and her band pay homage to the divas who packed Carnegie Hall, Mister Kelly’s and the Village Gate.

The group celebrate the Great American Songbook immortalised by Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, and Anita O’Day.

Rosina has performed at the Vintage New Year’s Eve Party in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall, Writtle Jazz Festival, Chapel Arts Centre in Bath, at such iconic London venues as Ronnie Scott’s and Toulouse Lautrec.

From intimate jazz clubs to outdoor festivals and swing dance nights, Rosina believes that the melody is the heart of any great song.

WHY? With her unmistakable voice, Miss Rosie breathes new life into standards, whether fiery swing, heartfelt ballads or the coolest jazz and blues

Studio
£14, £12 Supporters

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We The Animals (15)

Dir: Jeremiah Zagar 2019, 93 mins, US

Brothers Manny, Joel, and Jonah are tearing their way through childhood. Their mother and father have a volatile relationship. Manny and Joel begin to grow into versions of their father, while their mother seeks to shelter Jonah. Distanced from his siblings, Jonah desparately needs to escape and begins to embrace an imagined world all his own.

WHY? ‘Sensitive and richly evocative’ Variety

Click here to read the full review.


£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm

Grand Opening: Wednesday 24 July 10.30am

Our ever popular Beach is back - inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.

The Beach has been designed and handmade by Norden Farm with the help of the community.

It's free to play on every day with beachside tables available for snacks and lunch from our Cafe Bar, where you can also find fun activity sheets.

Peel yourself off the beach and get creative with your little ones in our daily Beach Craft session:

Arts and Crafts (45 mins) | £5 per child Monday – Saturday 10am

Or relax with them in the beach hut story den for Storytelling:

Storytelling (20 mins) | £2 per person Monday – Saturday 11am and 1.30pm

For maximum chill out, explore the indoor sensory space in our Gallery, designed for children with SEND and featuring artwork created by local school children.

All of this and a full programme of family films and live events including; a gentle first adventure for babies, young children and their grown-ups with The Paper Moon, an adventure full of clowning, puppets and zany music in Eggs on Legs, and a highly interactive show, bursting with storytelling and songs - Clare Hollingworth and the Scoop of the Century.

With so much on offer the Goan Beach is the perfect place to pitch up this Summer!


Plus get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky!

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Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups (U)

Dir: Charles E. Bastien 2019, 70 mins, US

The gang are back! When a comet strikes earth, the crew head over to see what’s going on. The Paw Patrol stumble upon a magical source that gives them super powers. And with the world in peril, their new abilities have arrived just in time…

WHY? The hit TV show heads to the big screen


£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

School Holiday Family Screenings
Films with this logo are part of our school holiday programme for children and families. These screenings are £8 (£6 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Goan Chill Out

Relax and kick back in our peaceful Goan chill out space.

Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or go fish in shiny waters and add your creations to the walls. Gentle rhythmic sounds in this colour filled space complete the total relaxation experience.

This gallery installation includes work made with local schools through Norden Farm’s Farm Out programme and with young people through our Young Creatives programme supported by the Spoore Merry and Rixman Foundation. Suitable for everyone, including children with SEND.

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Matt Richardson – Work in Progress

Virgin Radio presenter and comedian Matt Richardson is trying to navigate the world of adulthood, while feeling like an imposter. Join him for hour of unrestrained, raucous laughs where anything could happen.

As well as being the only comedian to host a show on Virgin Radio, Matt has hosted The Hangover Games (E4), The Xtra Factor (ITV2) and Just Tattoo Of Us (MTV), as well as appearing on Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Drunk History (Comedy Central) and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now! (ITV2).

WHY? 'High wattage charisma from a talented young comic whose star is on the rise' The Guardian

★★★★★ Voice Mag | ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

Studio
£10

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

The crafts for May Half Term are:

Mon 27 May - Bunting
Tues 28 May - Reptiles (Chameleon & Snake)
Wed 29 May - Weather (Rainbow Mobile and 3D Rainy Picture)
Thur 30 May - Duck & Swan
Fri 31 May - Africa (Mask and Collar)
Sat 1 Jun - Bug Crowns and Bracelets Making

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Storytelling

11am and 1.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales!

This May Half Term the stories will be:

Mon 27 May - The Very Hungry Caterpiller

Tues 28 May - Winnie The Pooh

Wed 29 May - The Ugly Duckling

Thur 30 May - Pippa Longstocking

Fri 31 May - The Mousehole Cat

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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The Paper Moon

Presented by Tiny Light Theatre.

Welcome to the town of Blank Page! Meet its inhabitants as they take you on a scrinchy scrunchy papery journey. What would you draw on the biggest piece of paper you've ever seen?

WHY? A gentle first adventure into theatre for babies, young children and their grown-ups

Age guidance: 0-3 years.

Studio
£12 standard (includes a baby/infant under 3 years), additional child £8

@tinylighttheatre
@nordenfarm

Tiny Light Theatre's Website

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Mary Poppins Returns (U)

Dir: Rob Marshall 2018 | 130 mins, US

Mary Poppins returns to the Banks’ household in a spectacular new story, to help the next generation of the family. Using her magical skills, she takes the Banks’ children on an adventure to help bring joy and wonder back to their lives.

WHY? Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Wednesday 30 January at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Calligraphy: Uncials & Quill Cutting

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

Uncial is an ancient script, but also much used in modern day life too. Look at any high street or advert and you are sure to find the echo of this script somewhere. Best known for its use in the Book of Kells and St Cuthbert’s Book of St John, this script is ideal for beginners or experienced calligraphers to use in creating unique pieces of calligraphic art.

Quills are an ancient form of writing tool. Typically using the flight feathers of swans, from where the word ‘pen’ originates, it is still a tool often used by modern calligraphers. Quills offer a very flexible form of writing, and with a little practice are not difficult to create and use.

Thur 25 Jul – 22 Aug
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course, £10 approx. materials cost to tutor

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John Etheridge's Sweet Chorus

Sweet Chorus was formed by legendary guitarist John Etheridge to celebrate the work of his colleague and mentor - jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli.

The line up features Christian Garrick (violin), Dave Kelbie (rhythm guitar) and Andy Crowdy (double bass). A joyful feast of melodic and swinging acoustic jazz - featuring dazzling interplay, wit and repartee, in the spirit of the master

WHY? ‘Awesome authority whenever he touches a guitar’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (12A)

Dir: Michael Dougherty 2019, 132 mins, US

Crypto-zoological agency Monarch face off against a battery of ancient super-species, thought to be mere myths. These include the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. Humanity’s very existence is left hanging in the balance.

WHY? An epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

School Holiday Family Screenings
Films with this logo are part of our school holiday programme for children and families. These screenings are £8 (£6 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Digi Den Summer Drop In

Led by DJ Mhlanga.

Digi Den – the digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the summer holiday. Suitable for all levels of experience.

From Fri 28 Jul
5pm – 6.30pm
School Year 7 – 13
£40 per 5 week term or £9 per session

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Fleetingwood Mac

Recreating the live sound of Fleetwood Mac, with just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the bass and, of course, the vocals!

The band pay tribute to the legends that started out as part of the sixties British Blues Invasion and ended up as one of the biggest mainstream groups of the eighties.

WHY? Expect iconic tracks such as Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, Tusk, Everywhere, Songbird, The Chain and Black Magic Woman

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@fleetingwoodmac
@nordenfarm

Fleetingwood Mac's Website

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Laurie Holloway in Concert with Students of 2019

Laurie Holloway and his Trio perform with the students of the 2019 Summer School.

WHY? The annual concert from the Montgomery Holloway Music Trust

Courtyard Theatre
£12

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The Greatest Showman - Sing Along (PG)

Dir: Michael Gracey 2018, 102 mins, US

Sing along to all of the spectacular musical’s smash-hit songs. The film follows a visionary who rose from nothing to create a worldwide sensation. A bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum.

WHY? Featuring an all-star cast including Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams

'A wholesomely enraptured musical about the life of P.T. Barnum' Varity

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer)
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

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André Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert

André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe.

The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of course, magnificent music.

You can waltz the night away with André Rieu - the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. And this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Summer nights are made for dancing and this is a party you do not want to miss! Prepare to be swept off your feet by this magical celebration of dance on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema.

Join André Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special guests for a magical cinema experience.

WHY? Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and an exclusive interview with André and as always, some delicious surprises

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Rob Castell

Rob brings an evening of solo songs and joyous fun to Norden Farm.

The musical theatre writer, YouTube rapper and comedy song musical polymath has decided this time to deliver an evening that’s intimate, yet desperately exciting. Rob is known chiefly for his work as a writer, composer, musical director and performer with a cappella comedy group Barbershopera.

WHY? Expect original songs, topical musings, creative covers of classics, charismatic hosting and maybe even a guest…

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

Rob Castell's Website

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Apollo 11 (U)

Dir: Todd Douglas Miller 2019, 93 mins, US

Documentary taking us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission. Be immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control and the millions of spectators on the ground. Vividly experience those momentous days in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

WHY? Crafted from a newly discovered trove of footage and more than 11,000 hours of audio recordings

'eye-opening documentary is a five-star triumph' ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

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Summer Circus Week

Led by And Circus formally of Albert and Friends.

A week of incredible circus skills and performing.

Learn to walk on stilts, ride a unicycle, walk the tightrope and perform on a trapeze!

Suitable for ages 7 – 13 years.

Mon 29 Jul - Fri 2 Aug
10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

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Aladdin (PG)

Dir: Guy Ritchie 2019, 128 mins, US

The tale of charming street hustler Aladdin, courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and a larger-than-life Genie. Kind-hearted Aladdin and power-hungry Jafar vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. Starring Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Will Smith.

WHY? A thrilling and vibrant live-action retelling of the animated classic

'Guy Ritchie’s adaptation is lively, colourful and genuinely funny' ★★★★ The Gardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

School Holiday Family Screenings
Films with this logo are part of our school holiday programme for children and families. These screenings are £8 (£6 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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RSC Live: Measure for Measure

Live screening.

Gregory Doran directs this new production. A young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official. He offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex. She has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her.

WHY? Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today

Run time TBC.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Toy Story 4 (tbc)

Dir: Josh Cooley 2019, 89 mins, US

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world. His priority is taking care of his kid - whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. When Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called Forky to her room, the toys embark on a road trip adventure - leading Woody to finally discover his true calling.

WHY? Woody, Buzz and the gang are back, alongside a host of hilarious new characters

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

School Holiday Family Screenings
Films with this logo are part of our school holiday programme for children and families. These screenings are £8 (£6 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Fran & Flora

Described as ‘London’s best kept secret’ by Max Reinhardt (BBC Radio 3 Late Junction) and ‘brave & classy’ by Robin Denselow (The Guardian), Fran & Flora are quickly becoming one of the capital's most sought after live acts.

They are an eastern-European folk music inspired violin and cello duo with a distinctive intimate and improvisatory performance style. They were selected by BBC Music Introducing to perform at Latitude Festival, which was broadcast live across 2018.

The pair have collaborated and toured with established artists such as Sam Lee and Talvin Singh OBE for several years, where they developed a deep friendship, and from which their duo project began.

Their growing reputation has accelerated since the recent release of their debut album unfurl (Feb 2019) which was produced by Sam Beste from Hejira. Unfurl has gained critical acclaim and attention from national radio, magazines, newspapers and online publications.

They have appeared live in session on BBC4’s Woman's Hour, Cerys Matthews’ 6 Music Show and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. Recent performances include Kings Place, Cafe Oto, Eastbourne Folk Club, Klezmer In The Park, Shambala Festival, Shtetl Neukeulln (Berlin) and the EFG London Jazz Festival.

WHY? 'A string duo bound for glory' Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@FranandFlora
@nordenfarm

Fran and Flora's Website

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Manoeuvres

Europe's premier tribute to OMD – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

The tribute came about by a genuine love and respect for the music of these pioneers. Focusing on meticulous attention to detail together with a little twist or two, they faithfully capturing the atmosphere and excitement of a true OMD concert.

WHY? Performing hit songs such as Enola Gay, Messages, Sailing on The Seven Seas and Souvenir

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Manoeuvres' Website

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Swinging Hot Jazz - Art Themen (saxes)

Undoubtedly one of the UK and Europe's best known jazz artists whose musicianship, style and humour creates great jazz.

He fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for 20 years and has toured the world. Art heads his rhythm section of choice Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? ‘One of the most adventurous and edgy saxophonists’ London Jazz News

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

ArtiSun Fair

The original 18th century barns provide a gorgeous backdrop for browsing stalls from local sellers showcasing their handmade wares.

Long Barn and Nordens Free Entry

  •   3 Aug FREE
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Toontastic 3D

During this session you can draw, animate, and narrate swashbuckling adventures, breaking news stories and science reports then share these with family and friends!

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults

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Vlogging and iMovie

Bring your imagination to life through digital filmmaking and Vlogging. You'll get the opportunity to shoot, edit and put together a video.

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults.

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Family Workshop: Fun with Photos

This session focuses on Aviary, available on Apple and Android. We’ll show you how to sharpen, soften or saturate photos for the right look, draw your own captions and doodles and experiment with filters to create artful effects.

Minimum age 5+ years.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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Family Workshop: Stop Motion Animation

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own movie, our stop motion session teaches you how to create your story using props and scenery - you can even bring your own with you.

Minimum age 5+ years.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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Yesterday (12A)

Dir: Danny Boyle 2019, 112 mins, IE/UK

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter. His dreams of fame are rapidly fading. After a freak bus accident, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. He finds himself with a very complicated problem indeed. Featuring new versions of The Beatles’ most beloved hits.

WHY? A rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life

'A glowing tribute to The Beatles and their music, this is both a toe-tapping pleasure to watch and a smart, occasionally scathing look at how we get things wrong' ★★★★ Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family Screenings and Event Cinema screenings

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James & Black

Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been on a mission spreading the word of ‘Guerrilla Soul’ ever since.

The roots of their music spring from the tradition of the Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis - yet they are no throwback. The foundation of their music is in the voices and stories in their songs.

WHY? The duo have toured extensively across Europe and supported the likes of Gregory Porter and Fatoumata Diawara at some of the biggest festivals

Studio
£14, £12 Supporters

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! - Sing Along (PG)

Dir: Ol Parker 2018 | 114 mins, US

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again! Sophie finds out more about her mother Donna's past while seeking guidance on how to handle her pregnancy. The all-star cast includes Meryl Streep, Lily James, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth.

WHY? Sing along to a soundtrack packed with classic ABBA hits

'Full of hits and emotion' ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Glyndebourne: The Magic Flute

Live screening.

Mozart’s most magical comedy returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. This new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Doucet promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics.

WHY? Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro


Run time approximately 210 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Summer Art Week

Led by Michaela Clarke.

Work on individual craft activities with lots of messy materials and then work together on a group art project.

Age Guidence 8+ years.

Mon 5 Aug - Fri 9 Aug
10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

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ROH Live: Romeo and Juliet

195 mins.

Live screening (Tuesday) from the Royal Opera House. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love. Bringing the colour and action of Renaissance Verona to the stage - where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy.

WHY? Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan’s 20th century ballet masterpiece

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Kite Workshops

Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky!

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Eggs on Legs

Presented by Garlic Theatre.

Once I found a little egg
To my surprise it grew a leg!
Where did it come from?
Where will it go?
To find out come and see the show...

A cracking family show full of wonder and surprise. Garlic Theatre bring you a Dr Zeuss world filled with funny, crazy eggs that hatch in the most unexpected places.

WHY? Full of clowning, puppets and zany music to make you roll around with laughter

Ages guidance: 3-7 years.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Garlic Theatre's Website

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Fisherman's Friends (12A)

Dir: Chris Foggin 2019 | 112 mins, UK

A cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village. He’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. But the unlikely boy band and their families value friendship and community over fame and fortune.

WHY? Based on the true story of the band - who went on to achieve a top 10 hit with their debut album of traditional sea shanties.


£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Summer Recital Series: 2

Jamie Bergin (piano)

Beethoven Sonata in E, Op.109
Schubert Sonata in A minor, D.537
Brahms 7 Fantasies, Op.116
Liszt Spanish Rhapsode

Jamie Bergin’s recital opens with one of Beethoven’s late spiritual sonatas and ends in scintillating fashion with virtuoso Liszt, with heartfelt works by Schubert and Brahms along the way.

WHY? Jamie was the top prizewinner in the Bremen International Piano Competition

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)

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Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her Blues Troupe

Nicknamed the ‘Empress of the Blues’, Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s.

The show chronicles her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 that ended her life aged 43 years.

Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) is joined on stage by her Blues Troupe - internationally renowned drummer Sam Kelly, with musical director Paul Jobson (piano), Tony Qunta (acoustic guitar), Marianne Windham (upright bass), Clare Hirst (sax/clarinet) and Kevin Davy (trumpet).

WHY? A narrated show featuring music from the era and showcasing many of Bessie's songs

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc)

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Vita & Virginia (12A)

Dir: Chanya Button 2018, 110 mins, UK

Drama exploring the passionate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf and enigmatic aristocrat Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton). When their paths cross, Vita decides Virginia will be her next conquest - no matter the cost. The ensuing relationship leads to the birth of Woolf’s bold, experimental novel Orlando.

WHY? Based on a true story

'Elizabeth Debicki electrifies Chanya Button's account of the rocky love affair between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West' Variety

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (cert TBC)

Dir: Jon Watts 2019, Run time tbc, US

Peter Parker heads on a school trip to Europe with his classmates. While abroad, he is recruited by Nick Fury to team up with Quentin Beck. Also known as Mysterio, Beck is a master of trickery and illusion. Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

WHY? Starring Tom Holland, Zendaya and Jake Gyllenhaal

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

School Holiday Family Screenings
Films with this logo are part of our school holiday programme for children and families. These screenings are £8 (£6 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Kate Bush-Ka

A tribute to the sensational music of Kate Bush.

The band deliver an immersive performance of Kate’s alluring repertoire, starting with the revolutionary first album The Kick Inside. Performed by five musicians with a passion for Kate’s incomparable music, presenting it with authenticity and admiration. Kate Smith has a remarkable resemblance to a young Catherine Bush – it’s a must see for Kate fans!

WHY? Featuring the songs Moving, Babooshka, Sat in Your Lap and more

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy

Encore screenings from London’s West End.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet).

WHY? The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts

Run time tbc

£15

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Summer Dance Intensive

Led by Charlie Dixon.

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio.

Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique, learn routines and create your own choreography.

No audition necessary.

Age Guidence 8+ years.

Mon 12 – Wed 14 Aug
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 Advantage Card holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

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The Queen's Corgi (PG)

Dir: Ben Stassen and Vincent Kesteloot 2019, 85 mins, BE

Follow the adventures of Rex, the British monarch's most beloved dog. When Rex loses track of his mistress, he must make new friends to find his way back home. During his epic journey to return to the queen, Rex falls in love and discovers his true self.

WHY? Featuring the voices of Jack Whitehall and Julie Walters

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

School Holiday Family Screenings
Films with this logo are part of our school holiday programme for children and families. These screenings are £8 (£6 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family Screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Sam and Mark's On the Road Show

Children’s TV royalty Sam and Mark, as seen on CBBC’s Big Friday Wind-Up and Copycats, are taking to the road with a brand new live show this summer.

WHY? Join the BAFTA award winning duo for an unmissable hour of entertainment jam packed with sketches, jokes and games in a show full of fun and laughs for all the family

Age guidance 6-12 years.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 conc)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Siren Talent Management.

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Clare Hollingworth & the Scoop of the Century

Presented by PaddleBoat Theatre Company.

29 August, 1939. Today it is reported that a young, intrepid journalist crossed over the border from Poland to Germany. There, she saw something that would change her life and history forever…

The tale of fearless journalist Clare Hollingworth. From the busy newspaper offices in London to the frontline during World War II, Clare’s adventures tell the remarkable true story of one of the most important writers of our time.

WHY? Go undercover in this highly interactive show bursting with storytelling, songs and the scoop of the century

Age guidance: 4+ years

50 minutes.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

@PaddleBoatTCo
@nordenfarm

PaddleBoat Theatre Company's Website

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Green Book (12A)

Dir: Peter Farrelly 2018 | 130 mins, US

Tony Lip is hired to drive Dr Don Shirley, a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South. Confronted with racism, danger - as well as unexpected humanity and humour - they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

WHY? Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor

'Ali and Mortensen make a tremendously engaging odd couple' ★★★★ The Independent

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Never Look Away (15)

Dir: Florian Henckel von Dommersmarck 2018, 189 mins, DE/IT

(German with English subtitles)

A young art student named Kurt falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, is a famous doctor. He is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime committed decades ago.

WHY? Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family Screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 (U)

Dir: Chris Renaud 2019, 86 mins, US/FR/JP

Terrier Max is coping with some major life changes. His owner is now married and has a toddler named Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster (Harrison Ford). Can Rooster help Max find his inner alpha and confront his fears?

WHY? Max, Snowball, Gidget and the gang return to the big screen

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

School Holiday Family Screenings
Films with this logo are part of our school holiday programme for children and families. These screenings are £8 (£6 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Gimme ABBA - 20th Anniversary Tour

Recreating the charismatic stage presence of the flamboyant and glam front four.

Join Gimme ABBA for a unique stage show packed with hits, theatrical elements, costume changes and choreographed dance routines – all coming together to recreate that original ABBA party feel.

WHY? Dust off those platforms, put on those flares and come on our nostalgic trip back to the 70s!

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc)

Gimme ABBA's Website

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Hair

Led by Jo Hall.

Drawing hair in pencil (graphite or coloured), conté crayon or charcoal, make at least two different studies of hair and several small sketches.

Please bring your own materials.

Sat 17 Aug
10am – 3pm
£38

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Detective Pikachu (PG)

Dir: Rob Letterman 2019, 104 mins, US

The world of Pokémon comes to life! Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing. His son Tim wants to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu - a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself.

WHY? Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery

'The Ryan Reynolds-voiced family adventure seamlessly merges animation and live action' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

School Holiday Family Screenings
Films with this logo are part of our school holiday programme for children and families. These screenings are £8 (£6 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family Screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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The Marley Experience

The Marley Experience are an eight piece Bob Marley Tribute band.

Lead vocalist Lionart has an undeniable vocal resemblance to the late great King of Reggae. The band, named The Hailers, consist of drum and bass, guitars keyboards and female backing singers to complete the line up.

WHY? Sing along to all the hits including One Love, Three Little Birds, No Woman No Cry, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot The Sheriff and Buffalo Solider

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Bohemian Rhapsody - Sing Along (12A)

Dir: Bryan Singer 2018 | 134 mins, UK/US

Drama tracing the meteoric rise of Queen. Reaching unparalleled success, Freddie shuns the band in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered without the collaboration of Queen, he manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid - one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

WHY? Your chance to sing along to this foot-stomping celebration of Queen and their music

Nominated for seven BAFTAs and five Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Rami Malek’s remarkable performance as Freddie Mercury.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Wild Blue Angels

A blend of US and UK players combine their collective experience to produce their own particular brand of country-rock music.

Recently back from recording in Nashville, this six-piece band bring their unplugged acoustic set to the Studio. Enjoy songs from their forthcoming album along with a few classic country rock favourites.

WHY? ‘Putting the rock into country and the country into rock’

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Wild Blue Angels' Website

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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre

Create an entire show from idea to performance. Experience all aspects of theatre, from lighting to stage blocking to acting with the help of professional directors.

Ages Guidence 10 – 16 years.

Mon 19 – Fri 23 Aug
10am – 4pm (6pm Fri)
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

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Pavarotti (12A)

Dir: Ron Howard 2019, 114 mins, UK/US

Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row centre for an exploration of The Voice... The Man... The Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage.

WHY? A riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people

'Ron Howard's ebullient documentary salutes the operatic legend Luciano Pavarotti for the genius he was' Variety

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family Screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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The Waffle Machine Orchestra

The Waffle Machine Orchestra is the freshest sound of Swing!

An international band hailing from England, Germany and Switzerland. The grooving rhythm section of double bass, drums and guitar is accompanied by red-hot brass of trumpet and trombone. Plus wild guitar solos, powerful lead vocals and beautiful harmonies.

WHY? Performing a blend of classic tracks from the past and original numbers

Studio
£14 (£12 Advantage Card holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

The Waffle Machine Orchestra Website

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Armstrong (PG)

Dir: David Fairhead 2019, 100 mins, US

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. A dramatic, moving and insightful documentary exploring the definitive life story of Neil Armstrong. From his childhood in rural Ohio, through aerial combat in Korea, to his first steps on the Moon - and the unwanted celebrity status that ensued.

WHY? Featuring never-released home movies, with still images and footage from NASA's archives

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

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The Favourite (15)

Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos 2018 | 119 mins, UK/Ir/US

England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne. Her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When an ambitious new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing.

Featuring an Oscar winning performance from Olivia Colman.

WHY? ‘Dark comedy of 18th-century court intrigue’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Summer Recital Series: 3

Yehuda Inbar (piano)

To include
Beethoven Fantasia in G minor, Op.77
Brahms 4 Piano Pieces, Op.119
Schubert Sonata in A, D.959

In last year’s Summer Recital Series, Yehuda Inbar deputised at the last moment and gave an exquisite recital, so we are delighted to welcome him back and in repertoire to which he offers such insight.

WHY? By turns dramatic, song-like and soul-searching, the Schubert Sonata promises to be one of the outstanding experiences in the series

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)

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The Lion King (cert tbc)

Dir: Jon Favreau 2019, Run time tbc, US

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Mufasa’s brother has plans of his own. After Simba is exiled, he makes a pair of curious newfound friends. With their help, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

WHY? The all-star cast includes Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor and James Earl Jones

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

School Holiday Family Screenings
Films with this logo are part of our school holiday programme for children and families. These screenings are £8 (£6 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Rob Tognoni

Australian guitarist Rob Tognoni is fiery, energetic, inventive and explosive.

His roots are from blues, blues rock and classic rock - adding many other colours to the palate to give him his sound and uniqueness. He has opened for the greats including Roy Buchanan, Joe Walsh from the Eagles, and shared stages with Peter Green, Sting and Bo Diddley. His shows are a true experience not to be missed.

WHY? ‘A stunning guitarist with killer licks’ Jazz FM

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Rob Tognoni's Website

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Ludvik Cylkow Inspired Seascape in Acrylics

Led by Caroline Crawford

Learn how to build a painting using acrylic paints, referencing Ludwik Cylkow’s inspired seascape.

Sat 24 Aug
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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The Big Berkshire Beach Gig

Enjoy a sensational night of music from local bands and acoustic acts.

The evening wouldn't be complete without beach breaks between the sets so that you can relax in a hammock on our Goan inspired beach, all to a soundtrack of live acoustic music.

WHY? If you are interested in performing, email jane.corry@nordenfarm.org with some examples of your music

Courtyard Theatre
£5 | This is a standing event with some allocated seating

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Salsa at The Farm with Son Yambu

Dance the night away to authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa.

The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map.

WHY? Join us for a free salsa workshop before the event, spaces are limited so don’t miss out!

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | This is a dancing event with some allocated seating.

Son Yambu's website

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Community Kite Festival

Kite Flying • Food • Bar • Music • Kite Making

Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our Community Kite Festival on Sunday 1 September between 1pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!

Round off the summer holidays in style with an afternoon of fun for all the community! Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill. Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include kite making, food from local vendors and a bar serving soft drinks and beer provided by Marlow based Rebellion Brewery.

At the event, there'll be the last chance opportunity to get creative and make your very own kite if you haven’t already

So head on down, enjoy the spectacle and celebrate with the community!


Kite Making Workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project. All are welcome to join in to design and create their own original kite to bring along to the Festival.

Workshop Details:

  • Wednesday 24 July | 11.15am - 1.15pm
  • Wednesday 7 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 14 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 24 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

Workshop tickets are £3.50 per person and can be booked online here.

What better excuse to go fly a kite this summer!


With thanks to our funders: Shanly Foundation, RBWM, The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust, and The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation.


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Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail Exhibition

The Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail will be showcasing the work of many of the artists taking part in this year’s trail.

Works in diverse media will include painting, glass, jewellery, ceramics, printmaking and photography. The exhibition will be open either side of the trail weekend itself.

For the sixth year, local artists will be opening their studios to the public on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September.

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Summer Recital Series: 4

St John’s Ensemble with Louise Fuller (soprano)

Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K..370
Schubert 3 Songs
Beethoven Horn Sonata in F, Op.17
Schubert Auf dem Strom
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat

The final recital in the Summer Series continues the Schubert theme with a rare chance to hear Auf dem Strom, an extended song with horn obligato.

WHY? Mozart’s eloquent oboe quartet opens the programme, which ends with perhaps the greatest of all piano quintets

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)

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Clinton Baptiste in The Paranormalist Returns

Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 TV show Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights. Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation.

Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave. He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.

But more, he takes you through his demise, his comeback and finally… finally on this special night, he will attempt to pass over to The Other Side and return (before the venue want you all out)… with THE ANSWER!

‘Hundreds of years ago when man walked the planet he had no real means of communication. In time man developed a phenomena which has never been fully understood by the psychic community. This phenomena is… Clinton Baptiste’ Peter Kay (That Phenomena)

WHY? The world-renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£18

Starring ALEX LOWE, Clinton Baptiste is the copyright of Goodnight Vienna Productions.

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Sharon Shannon & Band with special guest Seckou Keita

Legendary Irish accordion maestro Sharon Shannon brings a new live show on UK tour 2019.

Joined by her band, Jim Murray (acoustic guitar), Jack Maher (electric guitar, vocals) and Sean Regan (fiddle, percussion and beatbox), Sharon will perform music from her many albums throughout the years, including 2017s Sacred Earth.

Seckou Keita from Senegal playing Kora and percussion was one of the key collaborators. Now Seckou joins Sharon and her band, as a special guest on the Sacred Earth UK tour 2019.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@SharonShannon99
@nordenfarm

Sharon Shannon's Website

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Sindhu Vee - Sandhog

The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, heads on tour.

Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Sindhu is the host of BBC Radio 4’s Comedy of the Week podcast. 

WHY? As seen on QI, Have I Got News for You and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled

Courtyard Theatre
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

@sinhuvfunny
@nordenfarm

Sindhu's Website

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True Gold - The Spandau Ballet Experience

True Gold are the original and official tribute to Spandau Ballet after being endorsed by Spandau Ballet themselves.

True Gold are the 'official' Spandau Ballet tribute band having received praise from none other than Spandau's very own Gary Kemp, Steve Norman and Tony Hadley!

Timeless classics such as To Cut A Long Story Short, Through The Barricades, Only When You Leave, Lifeline, I’ll Fly For You, Communication and of course True & Gold are recreated with precise musicianship that will leave you stunned and delighted at the accuracy of the performance by one of the UK’s best tribute bands.

True Gold have performed twice with the legendary Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley, the second time coming in 2014 when Lee and Tony sang together on BBC’s The One Show!

WHY? As Gary Kemp once said after hearing True Gold performing 'Wow! Double Take! Is that Tony up there?' High praise indeed!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Arts Society Maidenhead

The Arts Society Maidenhead provides an exciting programme of monthly lectures on the third Monday of the month, covering a wide range of subjects.

The speakers are all engaging communicators, who excel in their field. The Society offers enjoyable opportunities to discover and support the arts of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Come along to make new friends in convivial surroundings.

To enquire about membership or to attend a lecture as a guest, please email maidenhead@theartssociety.org


Mon 18 Mar - Paul Roberts – Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum
Mon 29 Apr - Ian Keable - One Hundred Years of Deception: Hoaxes and Swindlers in 18th Century
Mon 20 May - Charles Harris – ‘Mind the Gap’: Graphics and designs for the London Underground
Mon 17 Jun - Denise Heywood – Shimmering Splendour: Silk in South-East Asia
Mon 16 Sept - Caroline Shenton – Packing up the Nation
Mon 21 Oct - John Stevens – Imperial Calcutta: Art and Architecture

If you are already a member, you can also pre-book a lunch meal deal for your next lecture, please click here for more information.

  •  16 Sep
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Rigoletto on the Lake

One of Verdi's most popular works, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of a sacrifice and revenge; of a father's rage and a daughter's shame.

It features several of opera's best-known arias-including Rigoletto's passionate denouncement Cortigiani, vil razza dannata, Gilda's dreamy Caro nome and the Duke's instantly recognisable La donna è mobile.

Directed and designed by Philip Stölzl, this timeless tragedy will delight audiences with a powerhouse combination of entertainment and emotional intensity from the spectacular shore of Lake Constance.

WHY? Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece – compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful – is being performed for the first time on the unique, Bregenz lake stage

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed.

The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.

The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10 September.

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Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

Let the beaky boy from Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4) and Plebs (ITV2) tell you the story of how he spent his life trying to avenge the theft of his foreskin.

Previous winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist at the British Comedy Awards.

As seen as the drunkest guy on Drunk History (Comedy Central), sassing Chris Ramsey on Roast Battle (Comedy Central) and getting overly competitive in the pub quiz (The Alwyne Castle)

WHY? 'High energy, impressive and precociously smart' The Guardian

'Like a young Mark Watson, he packs in a very high degree of laughs per minute' List


Courtyard Theatre
£17.50 (£15 conc)

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A Band Called Malice - The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

A Band Called Malice has quickly taken the tribute world by storm in their quest to become the number one choice tribute-act to The Jam.

The talented trio are the real deal and guarantee to take you back to ‘When You’re Young,” with an evening of single releases & album tracks from The Jams early Fire & Skill years, through to their very last release.

Courtyard Theatre
£14

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Chris Leslie

Chris Leslie brings his solo show to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts for an intimate evening of song, fiddle music and stories.

He joined Fairport Convention back in 1996 and has been the song writer, vocalist and multi instrumentalist in the band since then.

He sings and plays, violin, mandolin, ukulele, Native American flute, Norwegian hardanger fiddle, tenor guitar & whistles. All delivered with warmth and style.

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The Alter Eagles in concert with the Spectre Quartet

The Alter Eagles return to Norden Farm with a very special celebration of the Eagles’ greatest album.

The band will play all of the Hotel California album from start to finish, followed by a set of greatest hits including classics like One of these Nights, Take it to the Limit, Desperado and many more.

The band are joined by their friends The Spectre Quartet - a string quartet who’ll help to re-create the original recordings of some of the Eagles most memorable songs.

WHY? Expect hits such as Hotel California, Wasted Time, Last Resort and Don Henley’s superb solo number, New York Minute

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?!

She's a myriad of paradoxes. A hardcore yoga bunny with surprisingly squishy thighs. A boring heteronormative disguised as a luscious lady lover.

She grew up in the conservative Midwest of America to become an unabashedly liberal UK-based comic. Nothing is what it seems. Especially Abigoliah Schamaun.

Join the critically acclaimed stand-up as she takes to the road for her debut nationwide tour, on the back of a sell out Edinburgh Festival season and appearances on the top rated The Guilty Feminist and Global Pillage podcasts.

WHY? ‘Damningly perceptive and very funny… she has a tightrope-treading ability the match of anything by Chris Rock or Bill Burr’ The Scotsman

'Confident and brilliantly funny with a knack for a turn of phrase that turns the simplest comment into a solid laugh' ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Studio
£12

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Griff Rhys Jones: All Over the Place

Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Troika presents.

Griff is back and once again all over the place touring the UK this autumn with his brand new full-length stand-up show.

Following sell out performances of his previous one man entertainments Jones and Smith and Where Was I? and a hugely acclaimed tour of Australia and New Zealand, it's time to join one half of Smith & Jones, one quarter of Not the Nine O'Clock News and one third of Three Men In a Boat as he presents an evening of hilarious true stories, riffs, observations and details of his recent medical procedures.

It’s all guaranteed to be packed with wicked insights into the pains of celebrity, the vicissitudes of parenthood and encounters with the great, the good and even the royal. Yes, Griff is all over the place this year so make sure not to miss him!

WHY? ‘Great comedy’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

'Very funny' The Scotsman

'The jokes come faster than the rapids on the River Tay' The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£19

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Placido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Concert

For one very special night, Plácido Domingo returns to the breath-taking Arena Di Verona amphitheatre, 50 years after his debut, to revisit three of his greatest ever roles.

His illustrious career has spanned five decades: over 150 stage roles, 11 Grammy Awards and his iconic performances alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as one of the Three Tenors.

WHY? The legendary Plácido Domingo continues to astound audiences with a vocal talent unmatched in power

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Silas Marner

Wrongfully condemned and outcast from society, a poor weaver, eaten up with bitterness and anger, becomes a doomed miser and recluse, until he is forced to take in a young orphan girl.

Their mutual friendship leads to joy, love and his redemption.

The heart moving action, set in the early years of the 19th century, is performed by an ensemble cast of seven actors accompanied by music and songs of the period.

WHY? This great Victorian epic novel is thrillingly and theatrically brought to the stage by the acclaimed Conn Artists Theatre Company in the bicentenary year of George Eliot’s birth

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

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Macbeth

A new version from Proteus.

In the City, success is all and ruthless ambition is rewarded. The only problem is, how do you control it before it consumes you and your family?

This is London, October 1987, Black Monday.
This is a tale of greed, betrayal and murder.
This is Macbeth.

Featuring movement from Theatre Ad Infinitum's George Mann and a talented cast of BAME performers, award-winning theatre company Proteus present a highly physical version of Macbeth.

WHY? Shakespeare's Macbeth is reimagined as a corporate thriller which explores race, class and the pressures faced by first generation British-born children of immigrants

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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David Harper - Unexpected Tales

Tales from the funny world of TV, art and antiques!

David Harper - As seen on Bargain Hunt, Antiques Roadtrip, Celebrity Eggheads, Flog It, For What It's Worth, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Celebrity Masterchef, Through The Keyhole…and lots more.

Featuring funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, live auctions, exciting antique finds, huge profits, even bigger losses, as well as stories from celebrity TV appearances and historical journeys through time. It’s all part of what makes this show like no other.

The show is very much audience led with involvement in the form of questions from the audience or questions and challenges from David throughout, as the talk develops.

WHY? Join the TV celebrity and national treasure David Harper as he shares the stories of his career

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Christina Bianco: First Impressions

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Curtis Brown.

From The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Paul O’Grady Show, and ITV’s The Imitation Game, the girl with thousand voices returns to the UK with a brand new show for this nationwide tour. Through her uncanny impressions and musical mash-ups, this ‘comic firecracker with a pyrotechnic voice’ (Time Out) will celebrate the stars who’ve made lasting impressions on us all.

WHY? ‘A Tour De Force!’ New York Times

‘It's likely anyone observing this vocal obstacle course will spend many dazzled moments wondering how Bianco does it. Well, she does it with heart-stopping facility.’ Huffington Post

‘There’s no doubt – she’s a star’ Playbill

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Due to exceptional demand and an array of sold out dates all over the UK, Britain's leading one-liner comic extends his brand new 2018 tour with even more dates for 2019.

He returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this highly acclaimed show. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

WHY? ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers...Quite brilliant’ ★★★★ Scotsman

‘A master craftsman’ ★★★★ Times

‘One of Britain's grandmasters of the one-liner' ★★★★ Chortle

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@GaryDelaney
@nordenfarm

Gary's Website

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Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.

On top of this the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids?

Hang on. Perhaps nothing has changed that much. When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and he’d never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx. Perhaps our heroes never went away….they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.

WHY? 'Comedic tour-de-force… brought a tear to a critical glass eye' The Herald

'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out of this world' The List

'The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his deceptively simple routines is worthy of admiration' Guardian

Age guidance: 14+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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The Scummy Mummies Show

Join comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA.

Expect stand-up, sketches, songs, and some very scummy stories. Guaranteed to make parents laugh and non-parents happy about their life choices.

Based on the hit Scummy Mummies podcast and best-selling book. As seen in The Sunday Times and heard on Radio 4.

WHY? 'Likeably straight-talking' The Telegraph

'Very funny' The Guardian

'Hilarious' Broadway Baby

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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Clare Teal and her Trio

A brand new show for 2019.

As the hot bed of Teal creativity, award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling.

This brand new show promises a rich jazz infused repertoire in its many forms and an eclectic song list, bringing you more exhilarating swing and sparkling melodies as Clare and her band celebrate popular music from the Great American and British Song books through to contemporary writers creating the standards of today.

WHY? As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Trio guarantee an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment performed by the very best

Courtyard Theatre
£22

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Matt Chorley: This.Is.Not.Normal

By day Matt Chorley works in parliament, trying to explain what is happening in politics for The Times.

By night he admits nobody has a clue, and nothing makes any sense at all. Join him for an hilarious insider's guide to resignations, reshuffles and recriminations, and reassurance that it doesn't have to be this way.

WHY? 'Matt is vying with George Osborne for this year’s hotly-contested ‘Theresa May Sycophant of the Year’ award' Theresa May

'Engaging, funny, entertaining - you’d think he’d done it before. He hasn’t' Rory Bremner

'Get back to work' The Times

Studio
£20

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The Three Degrees

With original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday.

All the way from the USA!

The Three Degrees are an American female vocal group, formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group has remained a trio with two original members since Sheila Ferguson left many moons ago.

A firm favourite with Prince Charles, they sang at his 30th birthday party and were guests at his wedding to Princess Diana.

The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows.

The Three Degrees are Helen Scott, Valerie Holiday and Freddie Pool.

WHY? Enjoy hits such as When Will I See You Again, Dirty Ol' Man and Take Good Care Of Yourself

Courtyard Theatre
£25

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The Beatles: Hornsey Road with Mark Lewisohn

The surprises and delights of Abbey Road, the Beatles’ final album – 50 years on.

September 2019 is the golden anniversary of the Beatles’ multi-platinum album Abbey Road – the last work they recorded before their seismic breakup. It was both the end of the Sixties and the end of the greatest band of all time.

To hail this anniversary, world’s leading Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn is touring a theatre show of illumination, intrigue, surprises, delights, humour, excitement and entertainment – a fast-moving and smart illustrated history of our forever national-heroes the Beatles, their brilliant album Abbey Road, and other major events of that extraordinary year 1969.

Mark Lewisohn has the world’s greatest archive of Beatles stuff, harvested over 40+ years of unrivalled deep access to archives and public and private collections. He will be showing audiences a stunning array of strong and relevant content, with rare music, photos, films and choice memorabilia. Audiences (even superfans) will see and hear things they didn’t know existed.

Hornsey Road (that intriguing title will be explained …), tells all about how the album was made and the many momentous events that occurred during its recording, when the Beatles were joyously together inside the recording studio but falling apart outside. This was the year of their breakup, and the album was made at a time of turmoil in their personal and business lives.

Abbey Road wasn’t just one of so many glorious and triumphant chapters in the Beatles’ unparalleled time together, it was their best-selling and last piece of work. Audiences at Hornsey Road will be constantly grabbed by the sights and sounds that show how it all came together.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Lost Voice Guy: I’m Only In It For The Parking

Due to popular demand following a sell-out tour in spring 2019, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) - the first comedian ever to win Britain’s Got Talent – is back on the road and coming to a disabled parking space near you this autumn.

The winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2014, Lee has also appeared on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Channel 4’s The Last Leg, The Royal Variety Show, America’s Got Talent: The Champions, ITV’s This Morning, BBC Radio 2’s The Steve Wright Show and BBC One’s The One Show and is the star and co-writer of two series of BBC Radio 4’s hugely popular comedy show, Ability.

Lee is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid. His cutting edge material combines the political and personal with razor-sharp observations about disability and daily life. His debut book, I’m Only In It For The Parking, is available now.

He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say - and his comedy will leave you speechless.

WHY? ‘Consistently hilarious’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘Savagely funny… he’s a bloody good comedian’ ★★★★ The Wee Review

‘Laugh-out loud funny’ ★★★★ The Independent

‘Entertaining and thought-provoking’ ★★★★ Three Weeks

‘Incredibly talented’ Simon Cowell

‘Such a naughty sense of humour... genius’ Alesha Dixon

‘Bloody brilliant’ Amanda Holden

With support from 2017 Britain's Got Talent semi finalist – Jonny Awsum.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Susie Dent presents The Secret Life of Words

Lexicographer - Best Selling Author – Queen of Dictionary Corner

Take a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day. Susie will retell the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne (involving a chamber pot) and bugbear (a terrorising monster), and explain such oddities as the silent h in ghost and the mysterious disappearance of kempt, gormful, and ruly (and yes, you really can be gruntled). She will look to the lexicon of the past to fill some of today’s linguistic gaps – such as the frenzied fit of tidying we all do just as guests are about to descend (that’s a scurryfunge).

Alongside such forgotten stories you will hear Susie’s selection of the funniest moments from her 25 years on Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as some startling results from eavesdropping on a group of waiters.

Each evening will include some of Susie’s favourite words from the towns and regions she visits, and she’ll be asking the audience for theirs. In fact, she’ll be welcoming any questions about word origins, usage irritations, the dreaded impact of Americanization, and the very future of our language in her very own ‘word surgery’.

WHY? 'Funny, fact-filled and delightful' Jonathan Ross

'Wonderfully clever and funny... a national treasury from a national treasure Richard Osman

'Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words' Pam Ayres

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Luke Kempner - House of Faces

Comedian and Impressionist Luke Kempner hosts an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits.

Expect celebrities, politicians and even royalty going head to head in Luke’s hit show; House of Faces.

As seen and heard on Celebrity Big Brother (Channel 5), The Imitation Game (ITV), The Royal Variety Performance 2018 (ITV), The Week That Wasn’t (Sky One), Murder In Successville (BBC3) and The Now Show (Radio 4).

WHY? 'A remarkable talent for impersonations’ ★★★★ Telegraph

‘Gloriously funny’ Independent

‘Blummin genius’ Dawn French

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@LukeKempner
@nordenfarm

Luke's Website

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George Egg: Movable Feast

Brand new comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage.

In this show he’s on the road! It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals.

George demonstrates how to cook with an engine, procure items from the train buffet trolley and turn unexpected road-works into a picnic. Three plates of gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.

WHY? 'Brilliantly funny' The Guardian

'Trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes' The Scotsman

Suitable for age 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc )

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Sing! Sing! Sing! 2019

Presented by Jewel Tones.

Join Jewel Tones and friends for an evening of music.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles Productions.

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?
One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.

Featuring inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.

'Move over War Horse, this polar puppet is magic' The Guardian

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Winter Floral Tales with Mig Kimpton

Multi award winning floral designer Mig Kimpton returns with a brand new unique show this winter.

Mig combines his theatrical past with his extensive experience of working with flowers, to provide an evening of flowers, fun and wintery excitement!

Join him as he takes you on a journey through a magical wood and meets some well-known characters. But will he get eaten by the wolf? Help the three little pigs to build a new home? Or let you win one of his exquisite designs to take home... you will just have to come and find out!

WHY? Watch him create from scratch, stunning floral designs fit for any and every home

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

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Enter the Dragons

Expect fantastical characters, ridiculous puppetry, extreme wigs, physical comedy and delightfully dark humour. Sixty minutes of laugh-out-loud joy, dissent and touching humility for anyone who is considering ageing.

Enter the Dragons is an hilarious, surreal odyssey through the challenges of growing older, which explodes myths about beauty, sex and femininity.

An archetypal Hero is reframed as a mature woman in the modern world. Gripped with
fear at her advancing years, she sets off on an epic quest to defeat Chronos, the god of time, and halt the inevitable - ageing. Will she succeed?

Written and performed by Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards

WHY? ‘Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards are a brilliant comedy coupling: the writing is sharp as a witch’s nose’ Total Theatre

‘Utterly hilarious, simply ingenious’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Suitable for ages 16+ years.
(contains strong language and nudity)

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Ed Gamble - Blizzard

After a sellout national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy.

He’s been seen on BBC2’s Mock the Week, Sky’s The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, BBC2’s The Apprentice You’re Fired and more.

WHY? ‘A comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game’ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@nordenfarm
@EdGambleComedy

Ed Gamble's Website

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Darren Harriott – Good Heart Yute

Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person.

Now he's 30 and he's never been in love. It can't always be someone else's fault?

Learning more about himself and realising maybe he's never actually been happy with who is, join Darren for his trademark passion and insightful wit as he tries to work himself out.

WHY? From Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Don't Hate The Playaz, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Comedy Central's The Comedy Bus and Roast Battle

Studio
£12.50

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The Thinking Drinkers - Heroes of Hooch

The Thinking Drinkers return with a brand-new show, a hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers.

Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure, from Plato and Picasso, to Nelson, Napoleon and Norm from Cheers. You'll learn a lot, laugh a lot and, don't forget, you get five free drinks.

WHY? ‘Pioneers of alcohol based comedy’ ★★★★ Sunday Times

‘A terrific show. The best value for money in town’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

★★★★★ Deadline | ★★★★★ British Theatre | ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16


@thinkingdrinks
@nordenfarm

Thinking Drinkers' website

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The Big Band at Christmas with Five Star Swing

Swing into Christmas with the unique Five Star Swing Big Band show.

Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells! As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and BBC Children in Need.

'Superb - they swing like crazy!' says Sheila Tracy, BBC. As seen at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball and Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother).

WHY? 'Swing and Song of the highest order' Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£15 conc)

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Stephen K Amos: Everyman

Stephen K Amos is on a mission to bring about world peace.

Or, to at least bring about an evening of peace, one venue at a time. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common.

Bringing achingly funny anecdotes, hilarious takes on the everyday and his infectious charm, Stephen K Amos will warm your cold, stiffened hearts. Join together with your fellow man and experience the universal language of laughter.

WHY? 'Comedy at its purest and richest form' ★★★★★ The Advertiser

'Amos has the sort of commanding presence and confidence that could only have come from years of working the circuit' ★★★★ Arts Hub

'One of the most likable figures in British comedy' Radio Times

‘Much loved King of stand-up’ ★★★★ North West End

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Rhys James: Snitch

Mock The Week regular and star of his own BBC Radio 4 series, Rhys James heads out on his first national tour.

In early 2019, Rhys was asked to go back to his school and inspire the Year 11s. Given that teenagers are a nightmare and there was no fee, he ghosted the teacher who had emailed. Bit of a shame really, given that he's figured out the true circle of life, has solved parenting despite having zero children, and even thinks he can predict the curriculum of schools in 50 years. Maybe he'll inspire some Year 11s in 2069.

As also seen on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, and heard on Radio 4’s The News Quiz.

WHY? ‘On the cusp of greatness’ London Evening Standard

‘Charismatic, clever and self-aware... destined for great things’ Guardian

‘Sickeningly talented… never more than a few seconds away from another punchline’ ★★★★ Time Out

‘A clever wordsmith with great timing... A cut above.’ ★★★★ Independent

‘James is flip your head back, laugh out loud, clap spontaneously, elbow the stranger next to you, snort uncontrollably and pee your pants funny.’ ★★★★★ EdFestMag

Studio
£12

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Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

TV favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show.

At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s knot.

Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.

Recent TV includes Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible, she’s a regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.

WHY? ‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald

‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful‘ The Telegraph

Age Guidance 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

about 11 hours ago This Friday join us for An Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville as the Hundred Watt Club return with their ravishing, risqué and ridiculous evening of cabaret and fun! --> https://norden.farm/events/an-evening-of-burlesque-and-vaudeville

about 15 hours ago Is it a party? Is it a protest? Scotland, 1994. The government is cracking down on rave culture. When school friends Jonno and Spanner hear of an upcoming protest rave, it seems like an ideal chance for one last shared hurrah. See Beats from Sat 22 Jun --> https://norden.farm/events/beats-18

about 16 hours ago Geoff Lakeman comes to #NordenFarm on Wednesday for an evening of self-written and West Country songs, plus English… https://t.co/Jt0nlGCTs4

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about 18 hours ago Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut solo album, After All These Years, Geoff Lakeman has firmly established himself on the folk and acoustic circuit. Expect self-written and West Country songs, plus English and Irish folk, Americana and even 20/30s jazz on Wednesday 19 June. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/geoff-lakeman

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about 21 hours ago The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards present Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Join their all-female troupe for a bicycle-powered production like none other on Wednesday 10 July --> https://norden.farm/events/the-tempest-93 A shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a mysterious desert island. Inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters – nothing is as it seems.

1 day ago Enjoy an evening of comedy with two top comedians for just £10 on Thur 18 Jul! Kai Samra brings a fresh and edgy approach to the issues of today and Matt Winning has an eccentric and idiosyncratic whirlwind of ideas! Don’t miss them previewing their latest material head of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe --> https://norden.farm/events/kai-samra-matt-winning

1 day ago Have a listen to golden age jazz vocalist Rosina Hepburn and her Quintet before her upcoming gig with us on Saturday 20 July --> https://norden.farm/events/the-rosina-hepburn-quintet

2 days ago Join us for the first of our Summer Recital Series on Thursday 18 July, featuring the music of Schubert – alongside other leading Viennese composers. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/summer-recital-series-1

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