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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.

Tues 15 Sept - 6 Oct, 13 Oct - 17 Nov (except 27 Oct) and 24 Nov - 22 Dec
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class or £28 per 4 week course / £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

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Twilight Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.

Tues 15 Sept - 6 Oct, 13 Oct - 17 Nov (except 27 Oct) and 24 Nov - 22 Dec (online only)
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class or £28 per 4 week course / £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of each session

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Yoga for Beginners (online)

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. Practice 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.

Wed 23 Sept - 4 Nov (exc 28 Oct) and Wed 11 Nov - 16 Dec (online only)
11am – 12.15pm
£10 per class | £42 per 6 week online course
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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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.

You will need to bring your own mat.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Wed14 Oct - 18 Nov (exc 28 Oct) and 25 Nov – 23 Dec (4 Nov - 2 Dec online only)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 10.30am on the day of each session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your mat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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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 stabilising the core. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

You will need to bring your own mat.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Wed14 Oct - 18 Nov (exc 28 Oct) and 25 Nov – 23 Dec (4 Nov - 2 Dec online only)
1pm – 2pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

Suitable for 18+ years.


Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your mat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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Lantern Making Workshops (online on demand)

Book your Lantern Making Workshop Kit and receive a link to our exclusive pre-recorded guide to creating your lantern. Led by Same Sky.

No doubt our Lantern Making workshops are missing from your calendars this year! Fear not, as you can still be involved in this year’s covid-friendly Lantern Trail from home by taking part in one of our virtual Lantern Making workshops.

Buy your kit by selecting your preferred collection time, pick up from Norden Farm, roll up your sleeves and tune in to the on-demand video workshop to make your balloon lantern at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home!

In true Lantern Parade style, the balloon lantern can be transformed into an animal of your choosing by following our artist inspiration!

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 1)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

After a long time apart, it’s time we rediscovered all the wonderful reasons we choose to come to Youth Theatre!

We’ll explore how we to tell stories by combining text and movement.

Drawing on the physical theatre styles of companies such as Frantic Assembly, we’ll play with the imaginative possibilities of using music and original text to devise short, original pieces to share at the end of term.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 16 Sept - 2 Dec (exc 28 Oct) (4 Nov - 2 Dec online only)
4.15pm - 5.45pm
£97 per 10 week term

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

  •  25 Nov
  •   2 Dec
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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 2)

Led Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

After a long time apart, it’s time we rediscovered all the wonderful reasons we choose to come to Youth Theatre!

We’ll explore how we to tell stories by combining text and movement.

Drawing on the physical theatre styles of companies such as Frantic Assembly, we’ll play with the imaginative possibilities of using music and original text to devise short, original pieces to share at the end of term.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 16 Sept - 25 Nov (exc 28 Oct) (4 Nov - 2 Dec online only)
6pm - 7.30pm
£97 per 10 week term

If you would like to join the term, please call or email our Box Office team on 01628 788997 / [email protected]

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

  •  25 Nov
  •   2 Dec
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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.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Wed 14 Oct - 18 Nov (exc 28 Oct) and 25 Nov – 16 Dec (4 - 25 Nov online only)
7pm – 8pm
£32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Wed 25 Nov

As Norden Farm is currently closed until Thursday 3 December, the first class (Wed 25 Nov) will be online only. Our plan is to then move back to blended classes where you can either attend online or live at Norden Farm but this may change as we continue monitor Government advice.

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your seat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Wed)

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.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Wed 14 Oct - 18 Nov (exc 28 Oct) and 25 Nov – 16 Dec (4 - 25 Nov online only)
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Wed 25 Nov

As Norden Farm is currently closed until Thursday 3 December, the first class (Wed 25 Nov) will be online only. Our plan is to then move back to blended classes where you can either attend online or live at Norden Farm but this may change as we continue monitor Government advice.

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your seat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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Oldilocks and the 3 Bears

The first of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

Oldilocks finds a teddy bear in the park and remembers a delicious bowl of porridge she tasted years ago in the woods. Something else happened but she can’t quite remember what… so she sets off for the forest.

Join Oldilocks as she sets off for another adventure followed by a scruffy old pigeon. Will she find the bears' house and what will happen then?

A wonderfully funny and warmhearted celebration of the classic story, starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar… and 3 funny bears who love their breakfast.

Expect to be spellbound by lovingly crafted puppets, music and some steaming bowls of porridge!

The latest show from Garlic Theatre, who have previously brought Eggs on Legs, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Three Little Pig Tails to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

Run time 50 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

  •  26 Nov
  •  27 Nov
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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

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? These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Thur 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 29 Oct) and Thur 26 Nov - 17 Dec (5 - 26 Nov online only)
7pm – 8pm
£32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 26 Nov

As Norden Farm is currently closed until Thursday 3 December, the first class (Thurs 26 Nov) will be online only. Our plan is to then move back to blended classes where you can either attend online or live at Norden Farm but this may change as we continue monitor Government advice.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your seat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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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.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Thur 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 29 Oct) and Thur 26 Nov - 17 Dec (5 - 26 Nov online only)
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 26 Nov

As Norden Farm is currently closed until Thursday 3 December, the first class (Thurs 26 Nov) will be online only. Our plan is to then move back to blended classes where you can either attend online or live at Norden Farm but this may change as we continue to monitor government advice.

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your seat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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Zen drawings - Christmas Card Edition (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays.

Join Amanda for this Christmas inspired drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns with a Christmas theme. Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on producing beautiful festive designs for cards to send to loved ones.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of Festive cards filled with beautiful patterned drawings - looking at several different designs each workshop.

You will need: Plain blank cards or plain paper, lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen.

Friday 27 November and Thursday 3 December
11am - 12pm and 7.30pm - 8.30pm
£8 per session or £12 for 2 sessions
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session for 11am class, 6pm on the day of each session for the 7.30pm class

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Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Classes for all ages and levels of experience.

Practice traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Fri 18 Sept - 23 Oct and 6 Nov - 11 Dec (6 - 27 Nov online only)
11.30am – 12.45pm
£42 per 6 week course
Booking cut off time: 10.30am on the first day of each course

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your mat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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Now...That's Magic! with PaTRICK Ashe

An online event streamed live from the Courtyard Theatre.

'Patrick...that's magic!' Simon Cowell

Join award-winning magician and entertainer PaTRICK Ashe for a jam-packed evening, beamed directly into the comfort of your own home! Norden Farm is excited to present a BRAND NEW magic show, written during the first government lockdown, perfect for the whole family to enjoy. The show contains a ton of comedy, music, ‘virtual’ audience participation, and of course, plenty of mind-blowing MAGIC, that will make you say phrases such as:

‘WOW!’

‘THIS IS AMAZING!’

‘CAN I HAVE A REFUND?’

Patrick is a professional actor, presenter and magician. His magic has taken him around the world, having made appearances on ITV's Britain’s Got Talent, BBC Radio Four and the nationwide talent show Britain Does Variety. He is also a member of the prestigious Magic Circle and was their youngest member when accepted in 2018.

Please make sure you have 4 playing cards per person (that you don't mind getting damaged), in order to take part in one of Patrick's tricks.

Livestreamed event
£10 per household
Booking cut off time: 7pm on Friday 27 November

Refill Hub at Norden Farm

Catch mobile refill shop - Refill Hub - outside Norden Farm on Saturdays between 10.30am - 1.30pm.

Refill Hub's mission is to help reduce single use packaging waste in the community through a change in shopping habits. By offering a convenient mobile service will help people to make the switch, or to continue to reduce unnecessary packaging use in their homes.

The van (Martha) stocks a good range of organic and non-organic essential foods, freshly roasted coffee beans, confectionery and snacks, cleaning products and toiletries - all plastic free and ethically sourced.

The best way to use the service is to take a look at the product list on their website here and decide what you would like, then simply turn up with some containers to be filled.


Visit the Refill Hub website at refill-hub.co.uk or find them on Facebook and Instagram.


While you're getting topped up you can grab a takeaway coffee, meal or snack from Norden Farm!

The menu includes freshly made lunches, mains and local draft beer - you can even bring your own bottle to get topped up. Find out more about what we have on offer here.

Our takeaway service is environmentally friendly, with food served in fully compostable containers.

  •  28 Nov FREE
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Creative Arts Social Club (online)

Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.

Our sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now - goes online!

Professional artist Amelia Pimlott leads this creative community with visual artist Caroline Crawford. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence, and meet new people!

5-week blocks run via Zoom with additional ideas for activities to do during the week.

Mon 5 Oct - 2 Nov and Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec (online only)
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list will be supplied)


Mon 5 Oct - 2 Nov: Cosmos

Led by Amelia Pimlott

We will draw inspiration from imagery and ideas of the cosmos from ancient maps and charts to modern digital photos from space to create designs and images using pens, inks and wax resist techniques.


Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec: Traditions from around the World

Led by Caroline Crawford

Drawing inspiration from art traditions from around the world - Asia to South America, Russia to Africa we will create bold and colourful images with a variety of different materials and techniques.

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Thur 24 Sept - 3 Dec (exc 29 Oct) (online only except 3 Dec)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

If the tutor is unavailable for a session, a replacement will be provided wherever possible.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class while safely and socially distanced from other participants. When taking part in your session face coverings are non-mandatory, and can be taken off at the start of the session.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Tankus the Henge - Album Tour

Tankus the Henge perform their only show in 2020 since lockdown began.

A genre bending, never ending, furious and joyous force. Normally on the road most of the time, defined by movement, groove and the search for adventure, Tankus the Henge have been making and breaking their own rules for a while now.

Originally based around the songwriting of singer/pianist Jaz Delorean and inspired by the hard graft ethics of an early 20th Century travelling show, Tankus the Henge will often play upwards of one hundred gigs a year in Europe. They have performed on stages across the world, from New Orleans to Albania, most places in between, including Glastonbury Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, WOMAD, and countless others.

Their funk-fuelled repertoire is wildly eclectic, ranging from explosive rock riffs to New Orleans swing, and an insatiable love for a good singalong round the piano.

WHY? They will be performing their brand new album Luna Park! in full, along with other songs from their decade long repertoire

Attendees to the show will have the opportunity to purchase the new album the night before it is released. The entire performance will also be streamed in high quality.

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£14

@tankusthehenge
@nordenfarm

Tankus the Henge's Website

'A virtual carnival of sound that’s high on energy and deep on soul. With copious helpings of R&B, blues, funk, disco, Django, a dose of Dexy’s, a drop of Ray Davies and a pinch of Madness… – it’s an exciting mélange of sound' The Guardian

'Tankus the Henge have a reputation for whipping crowds into a frenzy, and penning choruses it’s impossible not to sing along to' Metro (top 10 acts to see at Glastonbury)

'That’s wonderful, ..I love that. It reminds me of a mixture of early Kinks, Squeeze and a bit of Blur mashed in. His voice is his own, …so great. I love it' (Smiling Makes The Day Go Quicker) Dave Davies, The Kinks

'Like The Clash from New Orleans' Nikolaj Torp Larsen, The Specials

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Small Fakers

Maidenhead's own Small Fakers are the UK's only tribute to the 60s mod legends the Small Faces.

Now in their 13th year, the band are popular throughout the UK.

Performing all the biggest and best Small Faces songs including Itchycoo Park, Lazy Sunday, All Or Nothing and Sha La La La Lee alongside fan favourites and tracks from the LP Ogdens Nut Gone Flake.

WHY? 'Absolutely spot on' Kenney Jones (Small Faces drummer)
'The spirit of Marriott with uncanny precision' Martin Townsend (Sunday Express)

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£15

@thesmallfakers
@nordenfarm

Small Faker's Website

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.


Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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The Carnival of the Animals: Lantern Trail

The Lantern Parade is BACK – just not as you know it!

For over 10 years, Norden Farm has thrown light onto Maidenhead High Street as part of the annual Lantern Parade, and we can’t let Covid extinguish the magical lanterns.

Our 2020 Lantern Trail is a covid-friendly community project which will illuminate Maidenhead following a dark year. Keep an eye on this page and our social media channels for announcements about locations and our Lantern Trail map.

You can also get involved with our online on-demand Lantern Making Workshops - so that you can get creative and make your very own lantern to illuminate your way on the trail. Find out more and purchase your Lantern Making Kit here.

Saturday 5 - Saturday 12 December

Maidenhead Town Centre

Free Event

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Chill Club – Yoga for 5–11 years

Led by Carly Brown

Yoga sessions designed for primary school aged children.

Explore lots of different yoga poses in a fun and gentle way. Using your imaginations, you will look at how nature and wildlife inspires many yoga poses and exercises, lion breath for courage, tree pose for strength, cat pose for flexibility for example.

We will then take a short savasana (blanket time) to classical piano music. This resting time allows all the work and play to settle into the children’s bodies and brains. Each session will finish with a poem or reading.

Suitable of ages 5 - 11 years.

You will need one yoga mat and one blanket each.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Sat 5 - 19 Dec
11.30am – 12.15pm
£22.50 per 3 week term or £8 per session


Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.


We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your mat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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Zumba (Saturdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Sat 17 Oct - 5 Dec (exc 31 Oct and 7 Nov) (online only except 5 Dec)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class while safely and socially distanced from other participants. When taking part in your session face coverings are non-mandatory, and can be taken off at the start of the session.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Paint a Topiary Garden in Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall

Topiary gardens are often a wonderful mix of organic and geometric forms, providing a wonderful opportunity to depict forms tonally and for mixing green hues.

In addition to watercolour we may add texture with a few coloured pencils, ink or oil pastel.

Materials: sketchbook for ideas, watercolours and paper, ink, handful of coloured pencils and/or oil pastels, own reference.

Sat 14 Nov
11.30am – 3.30pm
£30

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your workshops station, face coverings are non-mandatory.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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The Annual General Meeting of The Norden Farm Centre Trust Limited

This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Check in is at 7pm and formal AGM proceedings will start at 7.30pm.

The Café Bar is open from 6.30pm and table service is available if you wish to order drinks or bar snacks (please note the kitchen will be closed).

There will be a live stream alternative for members who wish to attend the AGM virtually.

To attend either in person or via live stream, please book online here or call the Box Office on 01628 788997 (our opening hours are Wed – Fri 11am – 8pm and Sat 3pm – 8pm).

The Annual General Meeting is for Voting Members and Bronze, Silver and Gold Members.
You will not be charged the £1 booking fee.

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Crochet Social

Led by Sophie Woods.

Do you like to crochet? Join us for these drop in sessions - grab your hook, grab your yarn and lets get crocheting!

This is a social session where you will have opportunity to work on your own crochet projects and meet new people at the same time. Sophie will be on hand to answer your crochet questions and will also provide a couple of pattern ideas that you can try out, if you'd like to try something new.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

This class will be running online only on 12 November and 9 December.

Thur 12 Nov, Wed 9 Dec (online only)
7pm – 8.30pm
Online via Zoom: £2

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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The Magic Porridge Pot and Other Tasty Tales

The second of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

"You can’t catch me, You’re much too slow!
I like to run wherever I go"

Can YOU catch that slippery little biscuit, the Gingerbread Man? You’ll need a big bowl of porridge first to keep your energy up. Don’t worry if you haven’t had yours this morning, Granny Grinpickle’s Magic Porridge Pot has made enough for everyone!

These two tasty tales which you know so well are served with unexpected spices and quirky flavours, along with Widdershins’ trademark ingredients of puppets, pop-up sets and original music. Perfect fare for fussy foodies and discerning diners. Bon Appetit!

From Theatre of Widdershins, the company who have previously brought Rumpelstiltskin & The Snail of Destiny, Rapunzel & the Tower of Doom and The Elves & The Shoemaker to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

Running time 50 mins.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Zumba (Drop In)

Led by Annet Bowler.

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

Thur 10 Dec, Thur 17 Dec and Sat 19 Dec
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Julian Seigel (saxes)

This immensely creative musician returns for an evening of brilliant jazz.

Supported by Clark Tracey (drums), with Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? ‘A world class saxophonist’ Jazz UK

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Friday 11 December

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Imagine like Chagall

Led by Jo Hall

Reference the works of Chagall to make a dream like fantasy in watercolour and/or pastel, inspired by memories of a familiar place or event, or choose to make your own version of a Chagall painting.

Materials: sketch book to work out ideas, pastels and/or watercolours, watercolour paper and/or pastel paper. (For full list see information sheet)

Sat 12 Dec
11.30am – 3.30pm
£30

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your workshops station, face coverings are non-mandatory.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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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.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Sat 12 Sept, 10 Oct, 14 Nov, 12 Dec (14 Nov online only)
2pm – 3pm
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions
Booking cut off time: 5pm on the Friday before each session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your mat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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Sonnets, in action, with actors

A group of actors come together to recite Shakespeare in a completely unique performance, all in the aid of charity.

In March 2020 theatres and film sets closed in the UK and around the world.
How did some actors, directors and academics pass the time? They met by Zoom every week for six months and threw themselves in to Shakespeare’s sonnets.

Hailing from Tel Aviv to Swansea, from Venice to Newcastle, the acting company includes Steffan Rhodri (Gavin and Stacey, Harry Potter), David Neilson (Roy Cropper from Coronation Street), Miles Jupp (The Thick Of It, Rev, Greed). Other actors have played at National Theatres from Ammanford to Tokyo, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the West End and Broadway. TV and film credits include everything from Z Cars to The Crown.

This show is part master class, part rehearsal, part sharing, part spoken word gig, part group therapy, and all audience participation. The actors share what they have learned about the sonnets during lockdown.

The only script is the sonnets and anything could happen. Professor Carol Chillington Rutter (Professor of Shakespeare and Performance Studies, University of Warwick) will be on hand with a complete works, a microphone and a bell, if things start getting out of hand. Expect a fun, unpretentious, accessible, cliche-busting, myth torpedoing introduction to playing Shakespeare. Come, listen, participate, heckle and leave everything you’ve learned about Shakespeare at the door.

WHY? An event in aid of Norden’s Ark Appeal and Harry’s Fund.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Sunday Magic and Storytelling (online)

Led by Patrick Ashe.

Enjoy interactive stories online via Zoom - with an added magical twist!

Alongside the stories, Patrick will show you how the magic works and teach a trick or two. But because Patrick is in the magic circle you must promise to keep the secrets!

Keep an eye out for details about each month's story and what you'll need for each trick!

Sunday 15 November - Princess Smartypants

For the story you will need: A marker pen (such as a Sharpie). You will need this to make a small dot on your finger. If you don't want to put ink on your skin, you can also use a sticker/plaster.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

Sun 15 Nov and 13 Dec 11am - 11.30am
£6 per household
Booking cut off time: 10am on the Sunday of each session

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The Vinyl Frontier: My Favourite vs Your Favourite

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Consistently said to be the best format of the Vinyl Frontier - seven challengers take on Jeff in a battle of taste. Is his taste better than yours? Last time he won 4-3 so the stakes are high. The audience votes for their favourite each time and there can only be one winner!

WHY? Bring your friends for a festive treat!

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£8
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Thursday 17 December


In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Gentle Yoga (Drop In)

Led by Julie Potter.

Classes for all ages and levels of experience.

Practice traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Fri 18 Dec
11.30am - 12.45pm
Booking cut off time: 9am on Fri 18 Dec

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your mat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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Winter Night Market and Christmas Fair

Winter Night Market

Fri 18 Dec 6pm – 9pm

Christmas Fair

Sat 19 Dec 12pm – 3pm

Our popular Artisan Fairs return – held in the Linhay barns outside and providing a safe shopping experience.

Enjoy mulled wine and live music as you browse stalls selling hand crafted goods – and warm up by our outside fires. Stalls include jewellery, prints, home décor, original artwork and unique gifts.

Free Entry

  •  18 Dec FREE
  •  19 Dec FREE
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St John’s Chamber Players: Christmas Baroque

Last January, St John’s Ensemble gave the last of its nineteen New Year’s Day concerts – but the string players are reconvening for this special extra event to bring some Christmas cheer.

Bach Violin Concerto in A minor
Handel Pastoral Sinfonia from Messiah
Vivaldi Concerto in B minor for 4 violins
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Vivaldi Concerto in A minor for 2 violins
Telemann Suite in G Don Quixote
Bach Violin Concerto in E major

We are delighted that Jonathan Stone, stunning soloist in The Four Seasons two years ago, will join the ensemble. He plays both of Bach’s great violin concertos – and there are more popular concertos to enjoy too, as well as Telemann's witty take on Don Quixote. Nigel Wilkinson directs from the harpsichord.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Saturday 19 December


In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Pinocchio

The third in a series of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

The objects of a carpenter’s workshop bring to life the tale of the puppet that wants to be a real boy, and the puppet-maker who wants to be a real father. A one man show starring Steve Tiplady, as Geppetto.

Pinocchio is carved on stage, brushes become a fox and the shadow of two saws transforms into a giant shark. An element of improvisation makes each performance unique to its audience.

Puppetry, shadows, illusion and especially composed music combine to create a show with something for all ages; it’s inventive, visually and verbally witty with a big heart.

'Wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre' Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

'Truly magical… captivating' The Scotsman

Age guidance 4+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream

Run time 60 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.


Photography credit: Adam Crosthwaite

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Six Artists: Very Different Flowers

Led by Jo Hall.

Watercolour and/or pastel

Explore floral works by a very different artist each week and then produce either your own version of one of their works or your own composition, but in the spirit of the artist.

The chosen artists are: Manet, Odile Redon, Van Gogh, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Emil Nolde, Georgia O’Keefe

Please bring your own reference, either live flowers and a pot for them or a photographic reference. We may not be able to share flowers.

Please bring your own materials and equipment.

Wed 4 Nov - 9 Dec
11.30am – 3pm
£120 per 6 week course

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Andy Parsons: Healing the Nation (tour warm up)

Boris Johnson replaces Theresa May as PM. Show REWRITTEN.

The 2019 General Election happens. Show REWRITTEN again.

COVID-19 arrives – show REWRITTEN for the third time. So the 2019/2020 Healing the Nation Tour has become the 2019/2020/2021 Healing the Nation Tour, and as the tour has gone on, there’s been less and less healing and more and more of the opposite.

Admittedly, I could have changed the title but it still seemed strangely appropriate - and some of the gigs have been rescheduled so it would prove confusing to existing ticketholders if the ticket said 'Healing the Nation' but the show was now called 'My Life in Ballet'.

So, we have the serially rewritten Healing the Nation Tour 2019/2020 now extended into 2021, not so much due to popular demand but more lack of open venues. And with negative powers of healing. Yet this latest, very new version of the show is my favourite so far.

Courtyard Theatre
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Thursday 26 November


In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

  •  15 Jan
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New Year's Concertini with Papa Truck

Celebrate the new year with a toe-tapping 45 minutes of American Bluegrass with a distinctly British twist.

With tunes you'll know and others you won’t this versatile band will transport you to Nashville via the Thames Valley and back again.

This concert is all about inspiring children and their grown-ups with live music in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

WHY? 'I genuinely think the parents may have had more fun than the kids’ Little Ankle Biters Berkshire

‘Fabulous music for adults that you can bring your little monsters along to without fear of being thrown out’ Audience member, Rock N Roll Concertini

Running time 45 - 50 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£11, £9 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £36
Livestream ticket: £11 per household
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before the event begins

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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The Alter Eagles

The Alter Eagles are delighted to bring their two hour-plus tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time back to Norden Farm for the fourth year in a row.

Since they started in 2004, the six piece have built a reputation as one of the most faithful tributes around, ensuring that the audience enjoys a loving note-for-note recreation of songs like Hotel California, Lyin' Eyes, New Kid in Town, Take it Easy, Tequila Sunrise, Take it to the Limit and Life in the Fast Lane - as well as more recent Eagles' classics like How Long, Busy Being Fabulous and Long Road Out of Eden. There's even time for key Don Henley and Joe Walsh solo numbers like Dirty Laundry and the classic Rocky Mountain Way.

WHY? Expect rocking twin lead guitar breaks, sumptuous four part country harmonies and an attention to detail that's second to none

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Saturday 7 November

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Robin Morgan - What a Man, What a Man...

Following a sell-out 2019 Edinburgh run, the ‘utterly hilarious’ (Broadway Baby) stand-up embarks on his second UK tour with his new show - What A Man, What A Man, What A Man, What A Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now).

Robin’s a father to his son and a son to his father. But what makes a good male role model?

As seen on Sky One, BBC Three, Comedy Central and BBC One’s Stand Up At BBC Wales.

Robin is a writer for BBC 2's The Mash Report and Radio 4's the News Quiz. He has been tour support for Ellie Taylor and Iain Stirling and warm-up for the Graham Norton Show.

WHY? ‘Well-written, hard-working stand up from a massively likeable performer who must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame’ Chortle

★★★★ Sunday Times | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals | ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£12

robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

Robin Morgan's Website

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ELO Again

The Ultimate Tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

ELO Again are back with their stunning Re-Discovery Tour celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

Now in their 8th year ELO Again really give you a dramatic taste of what a legendary ELO concert would have been like back in their heyday. The whole experience is professionally re-enacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects. Expect the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals.

WHY? With all the big hits – Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, Shine a Little Love, Confusion, Last Train to London, Roll Over Beethoven and more

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@ELOAGAIN
<a target="
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ELO Again's Website

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The Total 60s and 70s Show

Experience the two greatest decades in rock.

Take yourself back to an era of big riffs, timeless tracks and unforgettable anthems by artists including T Rex, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jeff Beck, The Kinks, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and more. Get down to the true spirit of the 60s and 70s, when the world was changing and so were we!
The band features top musicians who have worked with members of The Who, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and The Small Faces:

Johnny Warman (vocals)
Marcus Flynn (guitar - from The Guitar Legends)
Steve Tilling (bass and vocals)
Richard Willoughby (drums)

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

‘The greatest sixties band on the planet’ Time Out

‘Songs to delight the diehard fans and casual observers… played stunningly’ The Herald

‘If you want to see an electric performance by a band that loves music and loves what they do, go and see the Johnny Warman's Magic Bus’ Ridge Radio

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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The Gingerbread Man

Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea!

Join the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man and meet the bravest biscuit of all times! A mix of puppetry, live action, music and stunning staging!

WHY? Run, run, as fast as you can, you need to get tickets to catch this Gingerbread Man!

Age guidance 3+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Gold

Martin Turner and his band return to the Courtyard Theatre to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash. The band will perform another classic album in its entirety – 1971's Pilgrimage.

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton, in 1969.

Five decades later, the music of the classic line-ups of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up, which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic and drummer Tim Brown.

The Spring 2020 Wishbone Gold tour will see Martin and his band performing 1971’s iconic Pilgrimage album – as well as other favourites from the classic era of Wishbone Ash, including Argus highlights.

WHY? The Wishbone Gold tour will mark the very first time Pilgrimage has been performed in its entirety on stage and this tour is an event that no Wishbone Ash aficionado will want to miss

Courtyard Theatre
£19

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's Website

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Nick Helm - Phoenix from the Flames

Resurrected from the ashes, the two time Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and International Treasure in Waiting shakes his ass, sings songs and rights wrongs.

You don’t deserve this...

WHY? 'The man is brutal, but by AC/DC he's talented with it' ★★★★★ The Latest

‘A true comedy daredevil’ ★★★★ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£14

Suitable for ages 16+ years

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

  •  19 Feb
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The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Quiz

Returning with a brand new show. The hilarious, award-winning drinks experts host history’s greatest ever pub quiz packed with loads of funny, fascinating facts and five free discerning drinks for every audience member.

You’ll learn a lot and you’ll laugh a lot as answers to life’s most important and unusual questions appear at the bottom of your glass.

'Terrific show. The best value for money in town' ★★★★ Scotsman

‘An erudite, liquor-loving duo’ Metro

‘Pioneers of alcohol-based comedy’ Sunday Times

‘An intoxicating success… as interesting as it is hilarious’ ★★★★ Sunday Express

‘Great fun, informative, and at times completely mental’ Edinburgh Evening News

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Stephen K Amos: Before and Laughter

In 2010 the world was in a sorry state. Fast forward ten years and everything’s still going downhill.

Stephen has had his own share of highs and lows too. And when the world gives him lemons, he adds gin, tonic, ice and a healthy dose of humour. Forget the divisions and discord and immerse yourself in an hour of bridge building laughter to welcome the new decade.

As seen on BBC2's QI and Pilgrimage, ABC TV's The Project and BBC1's Live at the Apollo.

WHY? ‘Truly top class comedian’ EdFest

'Unashamed feel-good entertainment' The Evening Standard

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | £16 conc

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Kendal Mountain Festival Tour 2021

Join us for an evening celebrating adventure in the wildest places on earth.

Let us guide you through stories from across the globe, told by a unique collection of travellers, athletes, activists, and creatives. We ask; what is possible in a changing world, what is beautiful, what is wild, what is your adventure to share? Including insights from our team here in Kendal, as well as interviews with the filmmakers themselves, this is an event that builds intimacy as it builds excitement!

Courtyard Theatre | 150 mins
£18 | £10 concessions (including Under 25s)


In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.


Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Daliso Chaponda: Apocalypse Not Now

Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and star of BBC Radio 4’s Citizen of Nowhere Daliso Chaponda is back out of the house and on a stage with a new hour of the slickest, sharpest look at life.

It’s fair to say that 2020 hasn’t been going to plan for Daliso… but he’s been performing online daily to millions of viewers, this is your first chance to see what this master of satire has been cooking up!

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Age guidance 14+ years

WHY? 'Full of sharp one-liners and well crafted gags...a real talent to look out for' ★★★★ Metro

'He is hot property' Evening Standard

'An expert entertainer. Gets laughs from topics other comedians shun' The Guardian

'An intelligent, skilfully whittled show' The List

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£15
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before each event

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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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
£17

@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

The Total Who Show Website

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Never 42

The UK’s premier Level 42 tribute band.

Never 42 is the expression of their combined passion for the musicianship of Mark King, Mike Lindup and the upbeat jazz funk sound that is Level 42. They perform with an uncanny accuracy which has earned them a thumbs up from Mark King.

The impressive five piece band are individually brilliant musicians. They bring to the band extensive musical careers which includes touring and alongside professional session musicians.

WHY? Expect to hear all the favourites – Livin it up (The Sun Goes Down), Lessons In Love, Something About You, The Chant Has Begun, Starchild, Are You Hearing What I Hear, Hot Water… and so many more!

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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Kris Drever

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter.

He has won multiple awards including an incredible seven BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine.

His recent single Scapa Flow 1919 was nominated for Best Original Track by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards whilst his (John Parish produced) album with Lau Midnight and Closedown was released in 2019 by Reveal Records to wild acclaim including being chosen in The Best Albums of The Year feature by The Guardian.

Drever’s voice and guitar form a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, a phenomenal and prolific artist. Kris has collaborated with Cream’s Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita and many more. One of Scotland’s finest and most in demand musicians.

@KrisDrever
@nordenfarm

Kris Drever's Website

'The folk revival has a new standard bearer' Q

'Folk Singer of The Year & Best Original Track Award Winner' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017

'Completely infectious' ★★★★★ BBC Music

'Utterly stunning' fRoots

'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order...a breath of fresh air' Songlines

'Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Kris Drever is a serious talent' Mojo

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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

Members of Magnum’s classic-era line-ups and other top-drawer rock alumni unite to perform classic Magnum songs from the celebrated 1978-94 period.

Mark Stanway (keyboards), Micky Barker (drums), Richard Bailey (keyboards/flute) and Mo Birch (vocals/percussion), all of whom have previously performed with Magnum, provide the nucleus of Kingdom of Madness.

For their 2021 shows they are joined by vocalist Tony Martin, best known for his decade spent fronting Black Sabbath, bassist Brian Badhams (Bernie Marsden’s Alaska, Steve Gibbons Band) and guitarist Alan Bell.

One of the UK’s finest exponents of melodic rock music, Magnum achieved high album and singles chart positions in both the UK and Europe and gained a reputation as one of the UK most captivating live bands.

This reunion of former members of one the UK’s most revered melodic rock bands to perform music that has touched the hearts of several generations of music fans has been met with the highest acclaim from both music critics and audiences alike.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Geoff Norcott - Taking Liberties

Geoff Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is hitting the road again.

Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt without being a dick. Mostly. As seen on The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week.

Geoff has also appeared frequently on Question Time and can be regularly seen putting the cat amongst the pigeons on UK political debate shows. You may have also heard him on his own Radio 4 comedy special or popping up on The Now Show.

He’s written for shows ranging from Have I Got News For You and C4’s Alternative Election to Judge Romesh, Roast Battle and JFL’s Katherine Ryan Stand up show.

Geoff won an operational medal for his five tours performing to British troops in Afghanistan.

WHY? ‘He’s a class act with a mature, sharp take on modern politics’ Sunday Times

‘A Right laugh’ Guardian

‘Happily, he is very funny’ Telegraph

'Gently abrasive, but that's what makes him so entertaining' The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

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@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

Geoff Norcott's Website

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Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth & I

The host of Channel 4’s Whose Line Is It Anyway, BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Clive Anderson Talks Back takes to the road.

His much anticipated first ever solo tour, in a one-man show is guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.

WHY? ‘An assured and entertaining show’ ★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Alvin Youngblood Hart

The New Orleans native is known as one of the world's foremost practitioners of country blues.

Alvin is a faithful torchbearer for 1960s and 1970s guitar rock, Western Swing and vintage country. He is a Grammy Award winner and has released a Grammy Award nominated album. He has appeared on BBC2’s Later with Jools Holland and BBC4’s Blues on Later.

WHY? ‘The boy got thunder in his hands!’ Taj Mahal

Studio
£14

@MotivSpkr6L6
@nordenfarm

Alvin Youngblood Hart's Website

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Harry Baker - I am 10,000

Mathematician-turned-world-slam-champion Harry Baker turns 10,000 days old, celebrating numbers, words and life itself.

Harry's love of language and logic has got him through literal marathons, seen him rap battle in front of Ice Cube, and now has him analysing the technical accuracy of So Solid Crew's 21 seconds. He's got 99 problems but maths ain't one.

WHY? 'Ferociously intelligent' ★★★★ Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£12

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

@harrybakerpoet
@nordenfarm

Harry Baker's Website

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Danni Nicholls

Danni’s passionate delivery, guitar play, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter offer spell binding performances.

Having received consecutive AMA-UK award nominations (2017 UK Album of the Year for Mockingbird Lane, 2018 UK Artist of the Year), touring with legends Shakin' Stevens, Lucinda Williams, also The Secret Sisters, singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible ride.

Her third studio album The Melted Morning was released 2019.

WHY? 'An incredibly well-crafted album' ★★★★★ Maverick Magazine

'A polished dark gem' Americana-UK

'I absolutely love the elegance and beauty of her music' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Studio
£12.50

@DanniNicholls
@nordenfarm

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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 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's Website


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Siobhan Miller

One of Scotland’s foremost folk singers, Siobhan Miller is an exceptional talent.

She is renowned for her unique vocal style paired with evocative song-writing, and a fusion of indie and alternative music with her strong folk roots. She is backed by three musicians on guitar, bass and fiddle.

WHY? Alongside a 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, she is the only ever three-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards

Studio
£16.50

Siobhan Miller's Website

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Omid Djalili: The Good Times Tour

After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive-in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.

Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood films to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid is seen hosting his own ITV quiz show The Winning Combination.

He appeared in the smash hit Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again, His Dark Materials for BBC1 and HBO, and Letter For The King on Netflix. Omid also gained rave reviews for his leading role of Tevvye in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Fiddler On The Roof.

'So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it stand-up barely does it justice' Michael Levin, Huffington Post

'A thin, high cheek-boned, flamboyant luvvie' The Guardian

Age guidance 16+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£25
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on the day of each event

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

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Sindhu Vee: Alphabet

A brand new show about the hair we want, the friends we have, and living the vast difference between virus and viral.

Expect 'outspoken, frank and funny stand-up' (Evening Standard) from this Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee.

As seen on BBC's Live at the Apollo, QI, Have I Got News for You and Netflix's Sex Education and heard on Radio 4's Things My Mother Never Told Me (...About Lockdown) and The Guilty Feminist podcast.

WHY? 'Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery' The List

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

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Simon Brodkin – Live

Following the success of his debut stand-up show, 100% Simon Brodkin, the award-winning comedian behind Lee Nelson and the world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain’s Got Talent, returns in 2021 with a brand new show.

WHY? ‘A sublime piece of comedy’ The List

‘Sky-high gag rate’ Metro

‘Hilarious’ The Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£20
Booking cut off time: Friday 1 October 7.30pm

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

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Only Fools And Boycie

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

WHY? Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay

Wednesday 13 October 2021
Courtyard Theatre
£19

@BeingBoycie
@nordenfarm

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The Amy Winehouse Experience AKA Lioness

Stars in Their Eye’s finalist and X Factor boot-camp contestant Emma Wright provides an authentic tribute to the enormous talent of Amy Winehouse.

Accompanied by a full backing band, they recreate the sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop.

WHY? Be taken on a journey through the emotional rollercoaster of Amy’s song writing, guaranteed to have you singing and dancing throughout this full stage show

Courtyard Theatre
£19 (£17 conc)
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Saturday 16 October

@WeAreLioness
@nordenfarm

The Amy Winehouse Experience Website

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Dom Joly

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV.

And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live.

Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger.

Why? The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club

Thursday 21 October 2021
Courtyard Theatre
£18

@domjoly
@nordenfarm

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