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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 colour in a mandala while relaxing on a beanbag. 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.

Featuring artwork made by pupils from Burchetts Green Infant School, Woodlands Park, Wessex Primary School, St Edmund Campion, St Mary’s Primary School, Furze Platt Infant School, Cookham Rise, Furze Platt Junior School an Oldfield School.

Suitable for everyone, including children with SEND.

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The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm

The ever popular Maidenhead Beach is back, all summer long – inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.

It’s free to play on every day with beachside tables available for snacks and lunch from the Cafe Bar (including children’s picnic bags).

For maximum chill out, explore the indoor chill out space in our Gallery, featuring work from local schools. Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or decorate a mandala whilst relaxing on a beanbag. The exhibition is suitable for everyone, including children with SEND.

All of this and a full programme of family films and live events, the Goan Beach is the perfect place to pitch up this Summer.

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


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

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

Or sit back and relax with them in the story den for our Storytelling sessions:

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


The Community Kite Festival and Workshops

The Community Kite Festival is a free event taking place in Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) on Sunday 1 September – everyone welcome! The festival runs from 1pm – 4pm.

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project.

In these drop-in sessions our practitioners will guide you through the process of making either the Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite, or a classic Trapezoid Kite.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at the Community Kite Festival which takes place in Boyn Grove Park on Sunday 1 September.

Kite Making Workshops

  • 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

Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £3.50 per person.

Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop, including supervising adults.

Click here to visit our drop in workshop booking page.


A photographer representing Norden Farm may be present throughout the summer holiday at The Maidenhead Beach.

These images may be published by Norden Farm in the press and on social media platforms. Images may also be used for external distribution and used in marketing materials including, but not limited to, brochures, flyers, adverts and banners.

If you are visiting The Maidenhead Beach and would rather not be in our photos, please speak to our Box Office team when you arrive.


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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.

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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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 20 August - Bodhi

Autumn
Tues 10 Sept, 8 Oct, 12 Nov and 10 Dec
7.30pm - 10pm
£25 per session, £5 materials cost to tutor

  • Tuesday 10 September - Rendevouz
  • Tuesday 8 October - Twilight Fire
  • Tuesday 12 November - Peaceful Lotus
  • Tuesday 10 December - Winter Robin

Angela's Website
Angela's Facebook Page

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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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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.

This screening includes a live 30 minute Q&A after the documentary.

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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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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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this school holiday.

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

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Mon 12 Aug - Sunglasses and Sun Visor
Tues 13 Aug - Under the sea UV paintings
Wed 14 Aug - Dragons flyers and mobiles
Thur 15 Aug - Mini super hero’s
Fri 16 Aug - Stained glass candle holders
Sat 17 Aug - 'Ships Ahoy!' Pirate Headdress and Pirate Ship

Mon 19 Aug - Surf Board and Keyring
Tues 20 Aug - Crab and Clay Seahorse
Wed 21 Aug - Octopus and Stingray
Thur 22 Aug - Lobster and Starfish
Fri 23 Aug - Ice Creams and Summer Drinks
Sat 24 Aug - 'Ships Ahoy!' Pirate Headdress and Pirate Ship

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 summer holiday!

Mon 12 Aug - The Lion and the Mouse
Tues 13 Aug - Aliens Love Underpants
Wed 14 Aug - We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Thurs 15 Aug - Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave

Mon 19 Aug - The Magic Cooking Pot
Tues 20 Aug - Aliens Love Underpants
Wed 21 Aug - We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Thurs 22 Aug - Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave
Fri 23 Aug - Aliens Love Underpants
Sat 24 Aug - Kites by Simon Mole


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 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

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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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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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.

Autumn
Wed 4 Sept – 2 Oct, 9 Oct – 6 Nov and 13 Nov – 11 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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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.

Autumn
Thur 5 Sept – 19 Dec
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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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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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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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.

Autumn
Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct, 10 Oct – 7 Nov and 14 Nov – 12 Dec
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

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 11 Oct, 18 Oct - 22 Nov and 29 Nov - 20 Dec
9.30am - 10.45am
£28 per 4 week course
£42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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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 – 12.15pm
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 11 Oct, 18 Oct - 22 Nov and 29 Nov - 20 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£28 per 4 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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The Lion King (PG)

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

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

Bring Baby Screenings
The screening on Friday 6 September at 11am is exclusively for parents, careers and grown-ups with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including cup of tea); babies and infants free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not permitted.

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

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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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Kite Workshops

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

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project.

In these drop-in sessions our practitioners will guide you through the process of making either the Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite, or a classic Trapezoid Kite.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at the Community Kite Festival which takes place in Boyn Grove Park on Sunday 1 September.

Kite Making Workshops

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

Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £3.50 per person.

Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop, including supervising adults

Pre booking for Kite Workshops is highly recommended.

We have experienced a huge demand for tickets for these sessions this year.

If you have tickets for a workshop you are guaranteed to make a kite at the session. During each session we may have a small number of tickets available on the door but to avoid disappointment please pre book.

Please note this is a Drop-In Workshop:

Our drop in sessions allow you to come down to the session at any time throughout the day – you don’t need to get there for the start of the session! So you don’t have to rush, but do make sure you leave enough time to get here, get park and get into the session!

Sessions run from 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm, and at Norden Farm. You can make a kite in around 20 – 30 minutes with a bit of adult support!


The Community Kite Festival
Sunday 1 September

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

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.

So head on down, enjoy the spectacle and celebrate with the community!
Click here to visit the Community Kite Festival event page.


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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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.

Six of the most exciting local bands and singer/songwriters perform at Norden Farm:

Papa Truck

Bluegrass music straight out of the home counties! This five piece band take influences from genres including rock, pop, folk and blues to produce their British Bluegrass sound.

Livvy Beer

Enjoy pop from Livvy and her band – including old school favourites as well as original songs

Alfie Griffin

Singer songwriter Alfie crafts original songs with strong influences of Jimi Hendrix, John Martyn and Nick Drake.

Abi Powell

‘Best Showcase Artists 2018’ Abi plays a mixture if her own original music and well known covers that everyone knows and loves.

Only Ukes

The Berkshire based Ukulele quartet perform a variety of covers from the 1920s to the present day.

Marc Woosnam

With a sound steming from Seattle grunge scene, Marc creates compelling melodies with relatable lyrics and powerful vocals.

WHY? Relax in a hammock on our Goan beach, drink in hand, while listening to local talent

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

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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)

Autumn
Sun 8 Sept – 15 Dec (exc 6 and 13 Oct, 10 Nov)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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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

Autumn
Sun 8 Sept, 6 Oct, 3 Nov and 8 Dec
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.

Autumn
Sun 8 Sept – 22 Dec (exc 10 Nov)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Salsa Workshop

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica.

A free dance workshop, available to customers attending Salsa at the Farm with Son Yambu.

Son Yambu play Cuban son – the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa. They give this irresistible music a contemporary edge, bringing their audiences a truly, sensational, authentic Latin music experience.

This introduction to Salsa / Cuban dancing is led by KK from Salsa Autentica .

Don't worry if you have never danced before, the relaxed and fun atmosphere will be the perfect environment to try something new!

Please note this workshop is only available to customers who have booked for the Son Yambu concert at 7.30pm. Please call the Box Office on 01628 788997 to book your place.

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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 • Live 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?!


Kite Festival Music Line Up Announced

New for this year, there is also a fabulous line up of local talent performing on the Festival's acoustic stage. Norden Farm are excited to announce this year’s line up, which has been curated by local singer-songwriter Tara Deane.

Horizon is a singer/songwriter based in Berkshire. He has been on three UK tours and one European tour supporting big names on the acoustic scene such as Brightr. He has also released three EPs.

Cannibal is Hayley Canham, a 17 year old singer-songwriter and guitarist. Her first five singles have been played on BBC Radio under BBC Introducing. Hayley had also stared as Matilda in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda the Musical in London’s West End.

L. is an artist who writes from a deeply emotive, autobiographical place. She find that audiences connect strongly to the emotional vulnerability of her music.

Tomorrow Bird are an acoustic folk-duo hailing from Reading. This musical pairing of Jen Bird and Simon Driscoll gives rise to a stunning live act that leaves audiences transfixed.

Tara Deane has been performing up and down the country for the past seven years. She regularly performs in London and has made appearances on the radio. Accompanied by her full acoustic band, you are sure to be entertained!


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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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

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

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 7 and 28 Oct)
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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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. 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.

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 14 Oct – 18 Nov and 25 Nov – 16 Dec
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £42 per 6 week course

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Messy Monsters

Led by Kayleigh Galvin.

The chance for little ones and their grown-ups to get messy and explore the world through sensory play! Each week will feature fun new art activities. The best bit? You don’t have to do any cleaning up!

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

Mon 2 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 7 and 28 Oct)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6, £4.50 siblings
£20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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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.

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 14 Oct – 18 Nov and 25 Nov - 13 Jan (exc 30 Dec, 1 and 6 Jan)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans

Dir: Dominic Brigstocke 2019 92 mins, UK

Friends, Romans, Celts… lend us your ears.

The Romans rule the civilised world – and that includes Britain. Celt queen Boudicca gathers an army in Britain to repel the rotten Romans. Mixed up in this battle for liberation are the teenage Roman soldier Atti and Celt Orla.

WHY? Will they fall on opposite sides or forge a friendship in the chaos of rebellion?

Courtyard Theatre

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24

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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.

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 14 Oct – 18 Nov and 25 Nov - 13 Jan (exc 30 Dec, 1 and 6 Jan) 2.15pm – 3.15pm
£42 per 6 week cours


Suitable for 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.


Autumn
Tues 3 Sept - 1 Oct, 8 Oct - 12 Nov (ex 29 Oct) and 19 Nov - 17 Dec
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.

Autumn
Tues 3 Sept - 1 Oct, 8 Oct - 12 Nov (ex 29 Oct) and 19 Nov - 17 Dec
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course


Suitable for 18+ years.

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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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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.

Autumn
Tues 3 Sept, 1 Oct, 5 Nov and 3 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session


Suitable for 18+ years

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Kizomba

Led by David from Kizombeiro Dance

Kizomba is a partner dance from Angola with a Romantic flow and is the slower relative of Semba.

You can come along with or without a partner. Please wear comfortable clothes to dance in.

Tues 3 Sept - 17 Dec (exc 24 Sept)
7.30pm - 8.30pm
Social Dance 8.45pm - 10pm
£7 per class, £5 for social dance £10 for both

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The Chambermaid (15)

Dir: Lila Aviles 2018 102 mins, MX

(Spanish with English subtitles)

Eve is a conscientious maid with a broad smile and kind demeanour. She hopes her impeccable professionalism will bring her a promotion. But things don’t turn out as planned. Eve must transform her newfound courage into the necessary strength to face a life outside the glimmering tower.

WHY? ‘Crisp and observant’ ★★★★ The Times

'The debut feature by Mexican Lila Avilés is a masterpiece of restraint, building a rich world within a luxury hotel' ★★★★ The Guardian

Read the full review here

£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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Kizomba Social Dance

Led by David from Kizombeiro Dance

Kizomba is a partner dance from Angola with a Romantic flow and is the slower relative of Semba.

You can come along with or without a partner. Please wear comfortable clothes to dance in.

Tues 3 Sept - 17 Dec (exc 24 Sept)
7.30pm - 8.30pm
Social Dance 8.45pm - 10pm
£7 per class, £5 for social dance £10 for both

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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.

Autumn
Wed 4 Sept – 2 Oct, 9 Oct – 6 Nov and 13 Nov – 11 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course


Suitable for 18+ years.

SOLD OUT
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Book Club

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

Autumn
Wed 4 Sept, 2 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar


Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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Midsommar (18)

Dir: Ari Aster 2019 147 min, US

Dani and Christian are a young couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday starts to take a sinister turn.

WHY? ‘A break-up movie wrapped up in pagan horror’ ★★★★ The Independent

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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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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).

Autumn
Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct and 10 Oct – 7 Nov
10am - 11.30pm and 12pm - 1.30pm
£63 per 5 week course

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Calligraphy - The Italic Hand

Led by Stuart Maxwell

Italic is a timeless and beautiful script. Use it either as a formal hand for presentation work, or a day to day cursive script.

Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)

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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.

Autumn

Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct, 10 Oct – 7 Nov and 14 Nov – 12 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

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Summer Recital Series: 4

St John’s Ensemble with Poppy Shotts (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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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).

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 4 Oct and 11 Oct - 8 Nov
10am – 12pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   6 Sep SOLD OUT
  •  11 Oct SOLD OUT
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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.

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept – 20 Dec (exc 1 Nov)
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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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).

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 4 Oct and 11 Oct - 8 Nov
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   6 Sep SOLD OUT
  •  11 Oct SOLD OUT
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The Current War (12A)

Dir: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon 2017 107 mins, US

The epic story of the cut-throat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse has seen fatal flaws in Edison's direct current design - igniting a war of currents.

WHY? Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon and Tuppence Middleton

Courtyard Theatre
£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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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

Autumn
Sat 7 Sept - 23 Nov and Sat 30 Nov - 7 Dec (drop in)
10am – 11.15am
£10 per class | £96 per 12 week term

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

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Misty Mountains

Led by Jo Hall

Working wet in wet and then allowing washes to dry, we will depict low cloud and valley mists by lifting out paint from the sides of hills and mountains.

Sat 7 Sept
10am – 3pm
£38 Please bring own materials unless stated

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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.

@realclintonb
@nordenfarm

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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
11 Aug | 10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

Autumn
Sun 8 Sept, 20 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

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Midnight Skyracer

This IBMA Momentum Award nominated bluegrass band have been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene with their all-star line up and exciting live performances.

Featuring Leanne Thorose’s powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin; Tabitha Agnew’s sweet voice and virtuosic banjo playing; Eleanor Wilkie’s rock solid bass grooves; Laura Carrivick’s flair, being equally adept on both fiddle and dobro; and twin sister Charlotte’s agility on the guitar, with both sisters filling in the vocal harmonies.

They have performed at Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, toured Germany and Switzerland as well as two UK tours. In February
2018 they released their critically acclaimed debut album, Fire.

WHY? ‘You can’t fail to sit there open-mouthed at the astounding dexterity of
the playing’ Folk Radio UK

Studio
£14 (£12 concession)

@MidntSkyracer
<a target="
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Midnight Skyracer's website

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Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love (12A)

Dir: Nick Broomfield 2019 102 mins, US

The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960. There, Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen became part of a community of expat artists, writers and musicians. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard. Never before seen footage makes for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960’s bohemia.

WHY? ‘Tender, vivid snapshot of a singer and his 'muse’’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Read the full review here

£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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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!

Summer

Mon 20 May - 10 June, 17 Jun – 8 Jul, 15 Jul – 5 Aug (exc 29 July), 12 Aug – 9 Sept (exc 26 Aug)

Autumn
Mon 9 – 30 Sept, 14 Oct – 4 Nov, 11 Nov – 2 Dec, 9 – 23 Dec
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

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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.

Autumn
Tues 10 Sept – 17 Dec (exc 29 Oct)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

SOLD OUT
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Boats & Harbours in Mixed Media with Collage

Led by Jo Hall

Start by drawing boats and harbours with pen, watercolour and/or graphite. Progressing on to using found papers to create colourful compositions with elements of collage and water based media.

Tues 10 Sept – 22 Oct (exc 8 Oct)
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

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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.

Autumn
Tues 10 Sept – 17 Dec (exc 29 Oct)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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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 10 Sept - 8 Oct, 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 22 Oct) and 26 Nov - 17 Dec
2.30pm - 3.30pm
£12 per class | £45 per 5 week course, £35 per 4 week course

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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 2017's 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.

Why? 'One of the finest accordion players on the planet' fRoots

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@SharonShannon99
@nordenfarm

Sharon Shannon's Website

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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.

Autumn
Wed 11 Sept – 18 Dec (exc 30 Oct)
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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Only You (15)

Dir: Harry Wootliff 2018 119 mins, UK/SE

A contemporary romantic drama. Elena, 35, and Jake, 26, meet by chance on New Year’s Eve. The pair start a passionate relationship. Within weeks they are living together. Falling in love was the easy part, but can they remain in love when life doesn’t give them everything they hoped for?

WHY? ‘A passionate, moving love story told with nuance and heart’ ★★★★ Empire

Read the full review here

£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.

Monday Movie Offer
The screening on Monday 9 September at 2pm is part of the Monday Movie Offer. Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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NT Live: Fleabag

Broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Why? 'Witty, filthy and supreme' ★★★★★ Guardian

Run time 100 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Blinded By The Light (12A)

Dir: Gurinder Chadha 2019 117 mins, UK

1987. Music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of Bruce Springsteen and his world is turned upside down. He yearns to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household. Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is Born to Run…

WHY? A timely coming of age story, from the director of Bend It Like Beckham and based on the memoir of Guardian journalist Sarfraz Manzoor

'An exuberant anthem to the importance of music, the need to be seen and the hope of new possibilities' ★★★★ Empire

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

Bring Baby Screenings
The screening on Tuesday 17 September at 11am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-ups 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 cup of tea); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not permitted.

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Digi Den

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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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

@sinhuvfunny
@nordenfarm

Sindhu's Website

  •  13 Sep SOLD OUT
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Wine Club

Led by Wine Women

Come and join The Wine Women and learn a little about the wines that you love - including why you might like them and what other wine styles or grape varieties might tickle your tastebuds!

Fri 13 Sept, 11 Oct, 15 Nov and 13 Dec
8pm – 9pm
£15 per session

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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.

Autumn
Sat 14 Sept, 12 Oct and 2 Nov
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Japanese Botanical Painting in Watercolour and Pencil

Led by Caroline Crawford

A botanical study in watercolour, referencing artist Shodo Kawarazaki 1889-1973.

Students will work with Windsor & Newton watercolours and gouache to create a composition with a focus on colour blending, application and tone.

Sat 14 Sept
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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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

@SpandauExp
@nordenfarm

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Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (15)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola 2019 183 mins, US

Army Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) is a troubled man. He’s sent on a dangerous trip into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade American colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost.

WHY? A newly restored cut of Coppola’s spectacular cinematic masterpiece

'It’s a masterpiece' ★★★★★ The Times

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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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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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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.

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Leto (15)

Dir: Kirill Serebennikov 2018 126 mins, RU/FR

The film delivers a snapshot of Leningrad over the summer of 1981. A time when the underground rock scene started blossoming. This documentary charts coming of age and rise to fame of young rock singers, including Viktor Tsoi - who became a pioneer of Russian rock.

WHY? ‘One gorgeous, grungy, achingly sad memory piece’ ★★★★ Rolling Stone

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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 Monday Screenings
The screening on Monday 16 September at 2pm is part of the Movie Monday Offer. Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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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.

Autumn
Tues 17 Sept – 26 Nov (exc 29 Oct)
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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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.

Autumn
Tues 17 Sept, 15 Oct, 19 Nov and 17 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session or £55 for all 4 sessions

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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

Run time: 150 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

A non-audition community choir open to all. Working on everything from Madonna to Les Mis, from gospel to pop - this is an opportunity to meet people, learn some harmonies and sing your hearts out. No experience required. Enthusiasm absolutely necessary!

Tues 10 Sept - 17 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£45 per 5 week term £10 per session

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Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas

Encore Screening.

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.

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.

Why? With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests

Run time: 100 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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.

Autumn
Wed 18 Sept, 16 Oct, 13 Nov and 11 Dec
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

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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)

@rosentweets
@nordenfarm

Tom Rosenthal's Website

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Greg Russell

Greg Russell is perhaps best known for his work with multi-instrumentalist, Ciaran Algar.

He has established himself as one of the most significant players on the UK folk scene. As well as touring with The Transports and Ciaran Algar, Greg has spent two years in Nancy Kerr’s Sweet Visitor Band playing guitars. He released his debut solo album in 2017, singing a mixture of original and traditional songs.

WHY? Two time BBC Radio 2 Folk award winner

Studio
£14 (12 Supporters)

@Grussell93
@nordenfarm

Greg Russell's Website

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Acrylics for Beginners

Led by Karen Carter

Learn the basics of this exciting medium, using it in a variety of ways exploring its different properties. We will use it thick and thin, transparent and opaque and learn how to mix a multitude of colours from the basic primaries. No experience needed.

Fridays
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Musical Memories

Led by Rona Topaz

Even if you can’t sing a note, come along to our new choir session for people with dementia and their carers. Join this friendly new group and sing songs from the 1940s - 1980s.

Fri 20 Sept - 20 Dec (exc 1 and 15 Nov)
2pm – 4pm
£6 per session

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Mrs Lowry & Son (PG)

Dir: Adrian Noble 2019 91 mins, UK

Iconic artist LS Lowry (Timothy Spall) is at the beginnings of his career, yearning for his work to be appreciated in London. However, his disdainful mother Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave) actively tries to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions.

WHY? This powerful, yet humorous story imagines the impact this obsessive mother and son relationship had on the great artist


Courtyard Theatre
£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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Steve Waterman (trumpet)

Jazz at the Farm presents

Steve is one of the most sought-after Jazz musicians in Europe and Scandinavia. Partnered by the creative jazz of young saxophonist, Piers Green, these sounds are the perfect welcome to Autumn. Supported by Pendulum Rhythm Section; Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? Steve has won numerous jazz awards over the years, including a BBC British Jazz Award

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (18)

Dir: Quentin Tarantino 2019 161 mins, UK/US/CN

1969 Los Angeles. TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from writer-director Quentin Tarantino features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

WHY? Staring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino

'At once an engaging buddy comedy, an intoxicating fact and fiction mash-up, gorgeous filmmaking and a valentine to the movies' ★★★★ Empire

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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 Monday Offer
The screening on Monday 23 September at 2pm is part of the Movie Monday screenings. 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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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.

Autumn
Sat 21 Sept – 30 Nov (exc 2 Nov)
10am – 11am
£67 per 10 week term


Suitable for 6+ years.

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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

Autumn
Sat 21 Sept, 28 Sept and 7 Dec
1.30pm – 4.30pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Hits of Whitney Houston

Janine Johnson has the voice, the soul and the power to take on the repertoire of one of the greatest soul singers of all time – no easy task!

Join her for an evening of classic hits such as I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I Will Always Love You and The Greatest Love Of All - exquisitely delivered by this wondrous Soul Diva and her live band. Prepare yourself for an emotional roller coaster ride.

WHY? ‘Janine can SING… go see her’ David Arnold (Film Composer, James Bond)

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@JannineMusic
@nordenfarm

Jannine Johnson's website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Scotland vs Ireland

Join host Jeff Lloyd for an evening of trivia, chat and fun!

2 teams of 6 battle it out for Celtic supremacy as we pit the Caledonia against Hibernia!

Each team’s contestant tells us why they’ve chosen their particular vinyl classic and their challenger does the same. The audience decides on a show of hands as to which nation can claim bragging rights.

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

Studio
£8

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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.

Why? An evening of single releases and album tracks from the band's early Fire & Skill years, through to their vert last album

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@TheJamTribute
@nordenfarm

A Band Called Malice website

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Square Go

Max is a normal-ish kid in a normal-ish town. He spends his days daydreaming and hanging out with his weird wee pal Stevie Nimmo.

But when Max is called for his first Square Go, a fight by the school gates, it’s his own demons he must wrestle with first. A raucous and hilarious new play about playground violence, myths of masculinity and the decision to step up or run.

Featuring an original soundtrack by members of Frightened Rabbit. This is an unmissable collaboration between Fringe First-winning writers Kieran Hurley (Heads Up) and Gary McNair (A Gambler’s Guide to Dying).

WHY? ‘Riotously entertaining’ ★★★★ The Independent

‘Finn den Hertog’s production is – there’s no other way of putting it – brilliant, brilliant fun’ ★★★★★ The Stage

‘It’s irresistible’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Fast moving and... thrilling’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘A riotous night of school boy insults, theatrical wrestling and perceptive insights on male aggression’ ★★★★ The Skinny

‘Square Go is impeccable’ ★★★★ The List

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

SOLD OUT
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Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney Warms Up For His Special

Rob Delaney is an American comedian, actor and writer. He is widely known as the co-creator and co-star of the critically acclaimed Channel 4 and Amazon Prime comedy Catastrophe, which broadcasts in over 130 countries around the world. In 2016, Rob was nominated for a Primetime Emmy alongside his co-creator, Sharon Horgan, for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. In 2018, Catastrophe was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Scripted Comedy and in 2016 won the BAFTA TV Craft Awards for Best Comedy Writing. The final series aired internationally earlier this year.

In 2018, Rob was a breakout star as the fan favourite 'Peter W.' in Deadpool 2 – the newest (and beloved) member to the X-Force who has no powers but 'just responded to the ad.' Also in 2018, Rob hosted Comedy Central UK’s Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central, an eight-episode stand-up comedy showcase. In 2019, Rob is set to appear opposite Charlize Theron in the highly anticipated Lionsgate feature, Fair & Balanced. Other on-screen credits include the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Remake) The Hustle, Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, Burning Love, and FX’s Trust.

In 2013, Rob’s first novel and bestselling memoir, Rob Delaney: Mother Wife Sister Human Warrior Falcon Yardstick Turban Cabbage was released by Spiegel & Grau in the US, and by Little Brown in the UK.

In 2012, Rob was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch. He’s also been listed as one of The Funniest People on Twitter on such sites as the Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Vice Magazine, Paste Magazine, Comedy Central, and Funny or Die.

Rob’s debut one hour special, Rob Delaney: Live at the Bowery Ballroom, is available on Netflix and from Comedy Central Records. He currently resides in London and regularly performs stand up across the world.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

  •  24 Sep SOLD OUT
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Alcohol Inks

Led by Kate Spencer-Millan

Learn about alcohol inks and how to use them. Suitable for all experience levels, even those completely new to painting! You will learn various techniques and applications for these vibrant inks - you'll be amazed at what you can achieve!

Wed 25 Sept - 23 Oct
10am - 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week course, plus £20 materials cost to tutor

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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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Maidenhead Schools Exhibition

We are delighted to present this inaugural exhibition of work made by students from Maidenhead schools.

A wealth of talent in a range of mediums from Altwood School, Cox Green and Manor Green. This show is part of Farm Out the flagship Norden Farm Arts Programme for schools funded by the Spoore Merry & Rixman Foundation.

Artwork credit: R Middleton, Altwood Secondary School, Year 12

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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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Chris Leslie

RM Promotions present

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.

Why? An intimate evening of stories in song and instrumental wizardry

Studio
£16.50

Chris Leslie's website

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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 Barber of Seville

Maidenhead Music Society presents Barefoot Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville, directed by Jenny Miller.

Barefoot Opera bring their inventive, exuberant ensemble style to Rossini’s comic masterpiece. Sung in Italian with English surtitles, fully staged and with the ‘Barefoot Band’ led by Lesley Anne Sammons, the young singers will delight you with their style and enthusiasm.

Rossini’s music has been compared to ‘the best champagne’, so come along to indulge in the bubbles and enjoy the comedy, as Rosina tries to manoeuvre her way out of her scheming guardian’s advances and into the arms of a gorgeous young Count.

WHY? New opera singers impress with their talents / New opera singers impress in Rossini’s comic masterpiece

Courtyard Theatre

£17, MMS members £12
£5 Under 18s or up to two free with an adult ticket

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Still No Idea

House presents Bunny With

Lisa and Rachael want to make a show, but there's a problem: they don’t have any ideas. So, who do they turn to? The Great British Public of course!

They make a pact. They'll go onto the streets, interview people, and whatever story the public come up with – that will be the show. No backing out, no changing what they don’t like. Deal.

Still No Idea is Lisa and Rachael's quest: a mischievous look at two friends searching for drama, action, and a story to tell. Part-verbatim theatre, part-confession, part-comedy sketch show with a bit of singing and dancing thrown in. Turns out getting the public to write your story is quite an adventure.

WHY? ‘Hilarious, clever and vital viewing’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘Combines comedy, honesty and protest to distinctive effect’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Pin sharp, provocative and hugely entertaining’ ★★★★ The Times on No Idea

This is a Relaxed performance.

Age Guidance 14+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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

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POP!

Tiny Light Theatre presents

Come and visit Flo and her daughter Ebb as they take you on a bubbly, balloon-y bathtime adventure. Full of magic, mischief and music. Let’s float away under a starry sky! From Tiny Light Theatre, the company who brought show The Paper Moon to Norden Farm in summer 2019.

WHY? A gently interactive first adventure into theatre for little ones and their families

Age Guidance 0-3 years.

Studio
£12 adult including 1 0-3 year old. Additional sibling £8.

@tinylighttheatre
@nordenfarm

Tiny Light Theatre website

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Bait (15)

Dir: Mark Jenkin 2019 89 mins, UK

Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin is struggling to buy a boat. He is also struggling to cope with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village. The summer season brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point - with tragic consequences.

WHY? A timely and funny, yet poignant film that gets to the heart of a community facing up to unwelcome change

'Bait is an experiment – and a successful one' ★★★★ The Guardian

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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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Autumn Ceilidh

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 caller will guide you through all the steps – so no dance experience is necessary! Featuring two musicians from the folk super-group Feast of Fiddles and two from the band Phungus.

WHY? A social evening of dance in our 18th century Long Barn

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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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

@AlterEaglesUK
@nordenfarm

The Alter Eagles' Website

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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.

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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Andrew Waite

Andrew Waite (Tyde, Dallahan) is an accordion player and composer from the Scottish Borders.

His sound is rooted in Scottish, Irish and English Trad music. He takes influences from genres including jazz, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, funk and classical. Andrew joined Eliza Carthy and the Wayward band in 2013, regularly touring with them since.

WHY? Andrew’s album Matter of Time was nominated for Album of the Year at Na Trads 2016

Studio
£14 (£12 concession)

Andrew Waite's website

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Die Fledermaus

Windsor and Eton Opera bring a special opportunity to revel in this fully costumed with orchestra, light hearted Opera Die Fledermaus. Thoroughly

Thoroughly high-spirited, with numerous waltz and polka themes. Packed with philandering, comic deceits, a farce of fun and greatly enjoyed music, including the aria aptly called Laughing Song.

WHY? First performed in 1874, the opera continues to be an audience pleaser right into the 21st century

Courtyard Theatre
£18


Presented by Windsor and Eton Opera.

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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

@abigoliah
@nordenfarm

Abigoliah Schamaun's website

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Acrylics: Painting a Flower Garden

Led by Karen Carter

Create an exuberant colour-filled painting of a flower garden. Looking at the work of contemporary artists Mary Sumner and Tessa Newcombe as inspiration we will make a complex subject manageable through simplification , stylization and a layered approach.
No experience needed. Bring own materials.

Fridays
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Julian Dutton in Do You Think That's Wise? The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier

RBM presents

An affectionate tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars. Leading impressionist Julian Dutton brings to life the man behind the wry smile and urbane English repartee that charmed millions and turned John Le Mesurier into a household name as Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army. Packed with glorious reminiscences and stories from the Golden Age of Classic British Comedy.

WHY? A joyful and moving celebration of one of the most popular comic actors of our era

Studio
£15

@JulianDutton1
@nordenfarm

Julian Dutton's website

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Moonlight

Led by Jo Hall.

This workshop looks at how the illusion of the moon’s luminosity and the effects of its directed light on the landscape can be achieved, using the works of Turner for reference. We will also explore laying wet washes over dry paint for contre jour effects with a limited palette.

Sat 5 Oct
10am – 3pm
£38 Please bring own materials unless stated

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Noise Next Door - At Sea!

Go on an adventure on the high seas!

The Noise Next Door needs your help to chase down the fearsome Captain Bloodbeard. They will take your suggestions and transform them into jaw-dropping scenes and mind-blowing songs. With mermaids, magic, sea-shanties and sword - this anarchic afternoon with the quickest wits in comedy is one you'll treasure forever.

Age guidance: 5+ years

WHY? An epic new show that’s fun for the whole family!

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

@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

Noise Next Door's website

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The Noise Next Door - Remix

The Noise Next Door leave audiences in awe of their lightning-quick wit and unique brand of off-the-cuff comedy.

Taking audience suggestions, the group transform them into fantastically funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye. They bring the perfect blend of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners, epic stories and explosive physicality.

The cheeky and charming quartet have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, and Harry Hill

WHY? ‘Comedy Gold’ The Guardian

Studio
£14, £12 Supporters

@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

Noise Next Door's website

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Pain and Glory (15)

Dir: Pedro Almodovar 2019 113 mins, ES

(Spanish with English subtitles)

Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas) is a film director in his physical decline. Follow a series of re-encounters from his life - some in the flesh, others remembered. In rediscovering his past, Salvador finds his salvation. The latest film from award winning Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar.

WHY? ‘Hugely enjoyable moment by moment’ ★★★★★ Evening Standard

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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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Wise Children

Recorded in 2018 at the York Theatre Royal.

Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production.

A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.

In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance – twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father – and greatest actor of his generation – Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all…

Why? ‘Pure, unadulterated theatre’ ★★★★★ Broadway World

Run time 150 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Julian Gorden Mitchell

Julian Gordon Mitchell synthesises the surreal and metaphysical with popular imagery, and a sense of painting's long history.

Julian has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, including the Cabinet Office in Westminster and the National Portrait Gallery as part of the BP Portrait Prize.

Title of work: Madame Cassoulet

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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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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Calligraphy - Foundation Hand

Led by Stuart Maxwell

This easily accessible and readable hand is a staple for any serious calligrapher. Ideal for wedding invites, place names and family trees.

Thursdays 10 Oct - 7 Nov
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)

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NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

Encore screenings.

The hilarious West End and Broadway hit returns to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Why? Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden.

Run time: 210 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Silas Marner

Conn Artists Theatre Company presents

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)

Conn Artists' website

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Humble Pi - Matt Parker's Comedy of Maths Errors

Matt Parker is a stand up comedian and mathematician.

As well as being a presenter on the Discovery Channel, his YouTube videos have been viewed over 85 million times. His show explores the greatest mathematical near-misses and mishaps involving planes, bridges, the internet and more. Matt shows us the bizarre ways maths trips us all up. Being wrong has never felt so right.

WHY? ‘Magician-like skills with tables of numbers’ The List

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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

@standupmaths
@nordenfarm

Matt Parker's website

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Creating Textures for Textile Art

Led by Artsie Workshops

Using a range of different materials, create a stand alone piece/pieces illustrating the rich and textural qualities of objects including shells, stones, plants, moss and bark.

Sat 12 Oct
10am – 12.30pm
£30 plus £10 materials cost to tutor

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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, the band play their own brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country - or ‘North Eastern Swing’ as they've coined it.

Their style is influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of razor-sharp solos, great arrangements and original songs. Their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. Rob Heron’s songs are full of character, satire and good old fashion hollerin’.

The six-piece band features Ben Fitzgerald (guitar), Tom Cronin (mandolin), Colin Nicholson (accordion), Ted Harbot (double bass) and Paul Archibald (drums).

WHY? ‘Amazing musicians who play with both passion and a sympathetic regard for the history of the genre’ Maverick Magazine

Studio
£14

@RobHeronTeaPad
@nordenfarm

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra's website

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The Souvenir (15)

Dir: Joanna Hogg 2019 Run time 119, UK/US

Julie is a young film student struggling to find a firm direction in life. She meets the seemingly unwavering and decisive Anthony. An intense romance blossoms between them. However, as the relationship develops, it becomes clear that Anthony is not being completely honest.

WHY? ‘Wickedly mysterious romantic drama’ Little White Lies

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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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Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage

This acclaimed British folk/roots duo return to Norden Farm with their unique, intimate single mic show.

Their autumn tour accompanies the release of 2019’s trilogy of singles celebrating the ‘spirit of place’. Their material is as joyful as it is intense, but the common factor is the duo’s warmth and confidence in each other; their natural ease and connection is clearly evident on the recorded music, and a genuine pleasure to witness on stage.

WHY? ‘A stream of brilliant music – they should be rated among the elite when it comes to UK folk’ Maverick

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage's website

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Gauguin from The National Gallery, London

This fascinating cinema event opens with a brand-new documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin, one of the world’s most popular and important artists.

Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, this cinematic film will explore Gauguin’s extraordinary – and at times controversial – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts.

It will be followed by an exclusive private view of the National Gallery exhibition Gauguin Portraits, just after it opens in London. Audiences will be given an engaging and lively guided tour by the exhibition curators and guest contributors, bringing this first ever exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits to the big screen with stunning close-ups and illuminating insights.

Why? Exploring the work of one of the world's most popular and important artists

Run time: 90 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Pelleas Ensemble

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Bax Elegiac Trio

Andy Scott Sonata for Flute and Harp

Vieuxtemps Capriccio for solo viola

Ibert Deux Interludes

Couperin Trio Sonata selections

Ravel Tombeau de Couperin arr. J Morlock

A rare opportunity to hear flute, viola and harp playing together. Formed in 2011, The Pelleas Ensemble have won numerous prizes including both the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize in the St Martin-in-the-Fields competition in 2016. They have been praised for creating an immediate and intimate connection with their audiences. Playing with ‘verve and polish’ (The Times) they recently won a Royal Philharmonic award.

Why? Magical music with a unique sound from this special trio

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (MMS members £10)
£5 under 18s or up to two free tickets with an adult ticket

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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

@proteustheatre
@nordenfarm

Proteus Theatre website

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Honey and The Bear

The British folk and roots duo combine interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative songwriting.

With a diverse range of sounds and textures, and rhythms that flow from the fast and furious to gentle ballads, their live performances are spirited and dynamic.

The multi instrumentalist pair, comprised of songwriters Jon Hart (guitar, bass, bazouki) and Lucy Hart (guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo, mandolin and percussion). They are accompanied by fellow musicians Evan Carson and Toby Shaer (both of Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys). The duo are touring with their brand new album Made in the Aker.

WHY? Conjuring stories in song, they tell tales of Suffolk folklore, courage, passion and heartbreak

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

Honey and The Bear's website

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Acrylics: Painting the Coast

Led by Karen Carter

In this workshop we will be looking at ways of tackling the various elements that make up a coastal painting: water, waves & reflections along with the landscape elements of cliffs, rocks and the transitions between land and sea.

Basic experience of using acrylics is helpful.

Fridays
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per clas

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ROH Live: Don Giovanni

Encore screening.

Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. Featuring a cast of international singers.

Why? Renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt

Run time: 220 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Karen Sharp and Nikki Iles (piano)

Jazz at the Farm presents

A global jazz icon, Nikki Iles' flowing creativity enchants and excites. Partnered with the soul-appealing jazz of tenor saxophonist Karen Sharp. Karen has won the tenor saxophone category of the British Jazz Awards on numerous occasions. They are joined by Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? A wonderfully creative swinging jazz ensemble of tenor sax and piano

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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IT: Chapter Two (15)

Dir: Andy Muschietti 2019 165 mins, US

Every 27 years, evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine.

Nearly three decades after the events of the first film, The Losers Club have long since gone their separate ways. They reunite as adults to confront the evil that has resurfaced once again. Starring James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Skarsgård.

WHY? The follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and worldwide hit IT – based on the novel by Stephen King

Courtyard Theatre
£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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Japanese Landscape Brush Painting in Ink

Led by Caroline Crawford

Referencing the ancient art of brush painting using Chinese brush painting techniques, and Indian ink. Students learn how to use the slow careful movements associated with this form of painting.

Sat 19 Oct
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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The Vinyl Frontier: The Sex Pistols vs The Clash

Join host Jeff Lloyd for an evening of trivia, chat and fun!

The Sex Pistols vs The Clash – the true heavyweights of Punk Rock go head to head with their respective debut LPs.

The audience will vote for their favourite before they are played and then we see who has changed their mind after both have been spun.

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

Studio
£8

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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

@DavidHarperTV
@nordenfarm

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Downton Abbey (PG)

Dir: Michael Engler 2019 122 mins, UK

The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes.

WHY? Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery and Joanne Froggatt

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

Bring Baby Screenings
The screening on Friday 25 October at 11am is exclusively for parents, careers and grown-ups 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 cup of tea); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

Side by Side

Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn are renowned textile artists, authors and teachers and have exhibited and sold their work around the world.

For the first time they are holding an exhibition in Maidenhead, inspired by the aspects of the grounds of Cliveden and the history of Taplow Court.

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For Sama (15)

Dir: Waad Al-Khateab and Edward Watts 2019 100 mins, UK (Arabic with English subtitles)

A feature documentary telling the story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria. She falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival.

WHY? Both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war

'A Heart-Wrenching and Essential Documentary About a Young Mother in Aleppo' ★★★★ Indie Wire

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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 Vicar of Dibley 2

This follow up to the Grimm’s hugely popular production in 2017, sees no, no, no, no, further hilarious adventures in the lives and loves of the Vicar and her fellow parishioners.


WHY? Including many more scenes based on the well-loved television series

Studio
£15

Presented by the Grimm Players.

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ROH Live: Don Pasquale

Encore screening.

A new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him - with her own ulterior purpose in mind.

Why? Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast

Run time: 150 mins

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

@XtinaBianco1
@nordenfarm

Christina Bianco's website

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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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A Brush with Plant Forms

Led by Jo Hall

In this workshop we will put your brushes to work to find many different ways in which round, rigger and flat brushes can be used to depict plant forms including flowers, twigs, seed pods etc.

There will also be an opportunity to use some more specialist brushes. The works of Elizabeth Blackadder will be referenced.

Sat 26 Oct
10am – 3pm
£38 Please bring own materials unless stated

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Teddies Music Club presents Pirate Pete and Princess Polly

Teddies Music Club brings you a swashbuckling adventure for young children.

The whole Teddies Team will be on stage to bring you a delightful family show full of fun with your favourite action songs.

WHY? Why not dress up in your favourite pirate or princess outfit!

Age guidance: 1 - 6 years

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

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The Quo Experience

The UK’s number one Status Quo tribute show!

With an impressive line up of experienced musicians who are passionate Quo fans. They perform hits spanning five decades of Status Quo’s incredible music history. Featuring Rockin’ All Over The World, Whatever You Want, Down Down, Living On An Island, Burning Bridges and more. With a full stage show that includes the legendary Status Quo wall of white Marshalls and replica guitars.

WHY? ‘An excellent show, really capturing the essence of the Quo I played with for 13 odd years – the attention to detail was awesome!’ Matt Letley, Status Quo drummer 2000-2013

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@QuoExperience
@nordenfarm

The Quo Experience website

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3D Printing Workshop - Personalised Stationery Pot

Led by Handy Dan's 3D Prints.

Learn how to design and 3D print personalised items. Participants will need to bring their laptops and have an account for Tinkercad (This software is free and works on all computers).

Sun 27 Oct
11am – 4p
£30

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Alexander Technique

Led by Martin Smith.

A body awareness workshop teaching poise, balance and an easier way of carrying out everyday activity. It helps to relieve pain and discomfort brought on by poor posture and can help those with back and neck problems.

Bring a blanket and some paperback books to rest your head on.

Sun 27 Oct
2.30pm – 5pm
£35


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics and bonkers biology in this science extravaganza!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills. All backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

WHY? ‘Hilarious and good for all ages’ Primary Times

Age Guidance 6+ years

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

Morgan and West's website

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Rumpelstiltskin and The Snail of Destiny

A new version of the Grimms' classic tale.

Poor Polly Buckwheat is in a bit of a pickle! If she doesn’t turn a roomful of straw into gold by morning, the greedy King will turn a bit nasty. But should she accept the kind help of an eccentric dwarf who mysteriously appears in her prison cell?

WHY? With trademark puppets, music, storytelling and transforming sets

Age guidance 4 - 11 years

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

Theatre of Widdershins website

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NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Encore screening.

A feuding fairy King and Queen cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. Cue love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations - with hilarious, but dark consequences...

Starring Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones).

Why? Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy captured live from the Bridge Theatre in
London.

Run time: 180 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Playmobil: The Movie (U)

Dir: Lino DiSalvo 2019 99 mins, FR/DE

Imaginative young girl Marla embarks on an epic journey after her younger brother Charlie disappears into the wondrous animated world of Playmobil. Marla encounters a whole host of Playmobil characters as she tries to find her brother in this magical realm.

WHY? Featuring the voices of Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor and Adam Lambert

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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The Angry Birds Movie 2 (U)

Dir: Thurop Van Orman 2019 96 mins, FI/US

A new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger. Red, Chuck, Bomb and Mighty Eagle recruit Chuck’s sister Silver. They team up with pig Leonard, his assistant Courtney and techpig Garry to forge an unsteady truce. Can this unlikely superteam save their homes?

WHY? The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies are back on the big screen!

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Dora and The Lost City Of Gold (PG)

Dir: James Bobin 2019 102 mins, AU/US

Dora has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents. But nothing could prepare her for her most dangerous adventure ever: high school. Dora quickly finds herself leading an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

WHY? An all new live-action adventure for Dora the Explorer

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Spooky Sing Along Concertini with Mairi Cowieson and Friends

Bring the whole family and sing along to a spooky 45 minutes of music from stage and screen.

Including songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Little Shop of Horrors all performed by West End singer Mairi Cowieson and friends.

The 11.30am show is a Relaxed performance – ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND.

WHY? Come dressed up or grab something from our dressing up box before the concert!

Age guidance 0-8 years

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

Concertini website

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Northern Ballet Live: Dracula

Live screening.

With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet is resurrecting Bram Stoker’s classic horror story for special screenings this Halloween. This haunting tale of passion and immortality is played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theatre.

Why? This is ballet with a dramatic bite!

Run time: 120 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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)

@justinmoorhouse
@nordenfarm

Justin Moorhouse's website

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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

@scummymummies
@nordenfarm

Scummy Mummies website

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Sat 2 Nov
10am – 3pm
£34

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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

@clareteal
@nordenfarm

Clare Teal's website

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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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Hold Your Peace

Headway Arts Inclusive Company presents

Telling the untold stories of the lives of learning disabled people during The Great War. This thought provoking drama explores the lives and loves of the residents of The Orchards. It’s Summer of 1919 and preparations are underway for a Peace Tea garden party. War is over but the horrendous loss of life was unprecedented and brought devastating changes at home. Entertaining original theatre, putting learning disabled actors centre stage.

WHY? Stay on after the show for an afternoon tea

Studio
£12 (£10 concessions) show only or show and afternoon tea £18 (£16 concessions)

Headway Arts Inclusive Company website

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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

@TThreeDegrees
@nordenfarm

The Three Degrees website

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Autumn in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

Use pastels to explore natural forms with an autumnal flavour including drying leaves, seed heads and autumn fruits. Moving on to making compositions based on Autumn in the garden.

Tues 5 Nov – 10 Dec
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

This is Me

A photography project in association with Norden Farm and Achieving for Children/RBWM Children in Care Council, Kickback

The project has been developed through consultation with young people. They want to be seen in a positive light doing activities that they are passionate about and put a smile on their faces.

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ROH Live: Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III

Live screening.

This mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Royal Ballet Company. From its classical origins, to the homegrown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage.

Run time tbc

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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NT Live: Hansard

Broadcast live from the National Theatre.

A witty and devastating portrait of the governing class. Starring two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings.

Run time: 180 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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 and surprises in 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.

Why? Exploring the surprises and delights of Abbey Road, the Beatles' final album - 50 years on

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Ajay Srivastav

Ajay is a London based singer songwriter who plays a genre-bending mix of Indian Folk, Blues and Americana.

His sound flows from the banks of Delta Blues to the Ganges where he learnt raags. He has worked with artists as diverse as Jamiroquai, Gregory Isaacs, Zakir Hussain and Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan.

WHY? Ajay’s music is raw, passionate and uplifting - with lyrics that explore issues of identity, loss and spirituality

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card Holders)

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

Ajay Srivastav's website

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Colour Mixing and Still Life

Led by Jo Hall.

Before working from a simple still life set up we will compare mixing colour by layering a wet wash over a different dry colour with mixing colours in a palette. We will also use sponges and other techniques for texturing.

Sat 9 Nov
10am – 3pm
£38 Please bring own materials unless stated

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The Studio Session

Part of the Farm’s programme to support emerging musicians. Local acts play three numbers – at least one of which is an original.

If you would like to perform at this autumn’s event, please email some clips of your music to jane.corry@nordenfarm.org.

WHY? An unmissable evening of live acoustic music in our intimate Studio space

Studio
£5

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Dark Side of the Wall - A Tribute to Pink Floyd

Award winning band Dark Side of the Wall celebrate their heroes in well over two hours of spectacular live music and visual effects.

The eight piece band perform music from the legendary Pink Floyd’s classic and extensive back catalogue - with unexpected surprises thrown in along the way.

WHY? Featuring tracks such as Comfortably Numb, Money and Wish You Were Here

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@DSOTWUK
<a target="
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Dark Side of the Wall website

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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 also 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


@LostVoiceGuy
@nordenfarm

Lost Voice Guy website

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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

@susie_dent
@nordenfarm

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Modern Calligraphy

Led by Stuart Maxwell

A phenomenon of modern times but rooted deep in the 20th century. Mordern calligraphy is easily adaptable for either formal or informal work.

Thur 14 Nov – 12 Dec
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)

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The Wihan String Quartet

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Haydn Quartet in G, Op.54, No.1

Josef Suk String Quartet No.1 in B flat Op. 11

Janacek String Quartet No. 2 'Intimate Letters'

The Wihan Quartet has been described by International Record Review as: ‘one of the best quartets in the world today.’ Celebrated for over 30 years, it has developed an outstanding reputation for the interpretation of music of its Czech heritage, and of the many masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire.

The Quartet’s recording of Dvorak Op.105 was chosen as ‘Recording of the Year’ by MusicWeb International. BBC Music Magazine said of their Dvorak Op.61 recording: ‘This is the finest recorded performance I have encountered to date’.

‘This is playing of the highest quality’ The Sunday Times

WHY? Listen to Czech masters of the string quartet

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Sam & I

Take the Space presents

The gossip of the raunchy Restoration Court, the horrors of the Plague and the flames of the Fire of London are brought to life in this story of Elizabeth Pepys, wife of celebrated diarist Samuel. She wrestles with the joys and trials of her household, and rage and grief on discovering Sam’s betrayal. Directed by Chris Barnes, written and performed by Siobhán Nicholas.

This show marks the 350th anniversary of Elizabeth Pepys.

WHY? ‘Humorous, bawdy, moving and fascinating’ The Portsmouth News

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

Take the Space website

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Night Market and Artisan Fair

The perfect opportunity to browse for unique presents as local artisan stallholders showcase their handmade wears. Enjoy all your favourite festive snacks and beverages together with a well stocked bar featuring craft ales, mulled wine and a full food menu. The night market also features live music.

WHY? Your Christmas shopping just got a whole load more fun!

Long Barn Free entry

  •  15 Nov FREE
  •  16 Nov FREE
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Kathryn Tickell and The Darkening

Kathryn Tickell and her band of musicians bring some of the oldest Northumbrian tunes and songs throbbing to life.

They intermingle them with new material and bind it all together with contemporary resonance and attitude. Featuring Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle, vocals, accordion, mandolin, percussion and clog dancing this band’s music blazes fiercely.

WHY? ‘A crucial and exhilarating band setting the world on fire’ fRoots

Courtyard Theatre
£23

@kathryntickell
@nordenfarm

Kathryn Tickell and The Darkening website

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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 Kempner's website

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Son of Town Hall

Son of Town Hall are Ben Parker from London and David Berkeley from New Mexico.

The musical duo create a world that transcends time and space. The show is three-parts concert, one-part theatre. Complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along.

WHY? ‘Think Simon & Garfunkel lost at sea, and you get a sense of the mythic world at play here’ Philadelphia Inquirer

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

@sonoftownhall
@nordenfarm

Son of Town Hall website

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Christmas Wreath Making

Led by Louise Temple.

Learn how to create a handmade door wreath year after year. Handpick from a vast array of materials to make an individual design.

Sun 17 Nov 4pm - 6pm and Tues 26 Nov 7pm - 9pm
£40 per session plus £15 materials fee

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The Power of Compassion – Sacred Dance and Music from Tibet

Tibet - the Land of Snows: home to Buddhist lamas whose ancient rituals have fascinated people for thousands of years.

The show presents chant, mantras, music and dance by eight Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to swirling costumed masked dances accompanied by ancient Tantric musical instruments. With introductory explanations offering additional insight into this endangered world.

WHY? ‘A window of time onto a magical universe of reincarnation and release’ The Independent

Courtyard Theatre
£15

The Bear Exhibition

An immersive exhibition to explore and discover.

The Gallery is transformed by work created by local children as part of our annual art competition. Inspired by our Christmas production, The Bear by bestselling author, Raymond Briggs.

Visit the story den for storytelling sessions while you’re here for tales from the land of Bears and beyond.

This year's exhibition is curated by visual artist Amelia Pimlott and students from BCA college as part of our young creatives project.

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RSC Live: Timon of Athens

A glittering and biting satire on whether money truly buys happiness.

Featuring a ‘searing central performance’ (Guardian) from award-winning actor, Kathryn Hunter.

Run time tbc

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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I Wanna Be Yours

Ella is from Yorkshire. Haseeb is from London. They order a pizza. House red for Ella. Hot chocolate for Haseeb.

‘I think I’m falling in love with you.’

People and playlists. Christmas and Eid. Travelcards and Megabuses. London to Leeds. Love is more than just a game for two. Especially when there’s an elephant in the room. 

WHY? A lyrical, funny, tender play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you’ve got

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

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The Dime Notes

The Dime Notes dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920s New Orleans jazz.

Unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blues and forgotten gems of the era. Featuring Chris Barber’s long-time clarinettist David Horniblow , US pianist Andrew Oliver, guitarist Dave Kelbie of Evan Christopher’s Django à la Creole fame and bassist Louis Thomas.

WHY? ‘Inspired!’ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@thedimenotes
@nordenfarm

The Dime Notes website

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Steve Bugeja - Single Mum

Steve helped his single mum find her Prince Charming all while learning his times tables (he was seven).

The host of Radio 4’s Economics with Subtitles returns following four critically acclaimed shows. As seen on Sky One’s The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and ITV2’s Love Island Aftersun.

WHY? 'An eye for comic detail that's all his own' The Guardian

Studio
£12

@SteveBugeja
@nordenfarm

Steve Bugeja website

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Acrylics: Still Life in an Oil Style

Led by Karen Carter

We will learn how to use acrylics in a thick impasto style to mimic the qualities of oil paint, incorporating structure gel and palette knife work to add body to the picture surface. We will also look at the use of glazes and varnishes to modify and enhance our work. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable.

Fridays
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class plus £1 cost to tutor

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Julian Siegel (saxes)

This immensely creative musician returns for an evening of brilliant jazz, fresh from performing at this summer’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival.

Forming a duo with trumpeter, Paul Jordanous and the superb Pendulum Rhythm Section headed by Clark Tracey (drums), with Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? ‘A world class saxophonist’ Jazz UK

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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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 roadworks 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.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc )

@georgeegg
@nordenfarm

George Egg's website

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Harry and Chris - This One's for the Aliens

Harry and Chris (Guardian Pick of the Fringe 2018) are at the top of their field, having invented the field of comedy-rap-jazz.

They’ve sold out three Edinburgh shows, appeared on the Russell Howard Hour and were called ‘fabulously entertaining’ by Jonathan Ross (we didn’t even pay him). From the ridiculous to the sublime, the world’s greatest comedy-rap-jazz duo bring award-winning wordplay, awe-inspiring musicality, eyebrow-raising bromance and unashamed joy to the biggest PR task of all time - spinning planet earth.

'Magnificent' ★★★★★ Sunday Post

'Blisteringly talented' ★★★★★ Fringe Guru

'Thoroughly feelgood 'Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@harrynchris
@nordenfarm

Harry and Chris' website

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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

Click here to read the full review.

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Wille Edwards

Wille Edwards is a Cornwall based musician, eclectic songwriter and front man of internationally acclaimed band Wille and the Bandits.

He embarks on a solo tour of the UK, performing their acoustic songs like Under the Grove which is no longer played in the Bandits’ set.

Wille hopes to raise awareness of homelessness in the UK and help raise money through a charity single. The tour will cross the south of the UK; between shows Wille will volunteer with charities that support those who find themselves homeless or at risk of homelessness, he hopes to be able to gain some insight into the lives of some of the UK’s 320,000 homeless (Shelter, the National Campaign for Homeless People Limited).

The tour will be followed by the release of a single which will be targeted for a Christmas release; proceeds of the sale of this single will go to Crisis and The Big Issue to help support the work they do with those who unfortunately find themselves homeless in the UK.

WHY? A unique seated solo gig from Wille, raising awareness of homelessness

'Socially aware lyrics and planet hopping instrumentation makes for the most refreshing sound heard in ages' Classic Rock Magazine

Studio
£10

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NT Live: Present Laughter

Captured live from The Old Vic.

Andrew Scott stars in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy. A giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Run time: 180 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Jayde Adams' The Ballad Of Kylie Jenner's Old Face

As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats does Countdown, Comedy Central's Roast Battle & BBC's upcoming TV show Good Omens.

In 2019 if you want to be a 'successful independent woman person' you better have something you want to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. In her SBJ™ Jayde will rifle through all the noise and self-promotion and figure out what's actually going on.

WHY? 'She’s a star' The Guardian

Studio
£12

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Acrylics: Urban Industrial Landscapes - Towards Abstraction

Led by Karen Carter

Explore the textures, shapes and decay of urban industrial landscapes. Through a semi abstract approach we will produce dramatic images combining charcoal, paint and textural surfaces.

A basic experience of acrylics is desirable.

Fridays
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class plus £2 materiel fee

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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 wintry 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)

@migkim
@nordenfarm

Mig Kimpton's website

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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)

@aecomedy
<a target="
blank" href="https://twitter.com/nordenfarm?lang=en">@nordenfarm

A & E comedy website

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Align and Flow Yoga - Drop In Session

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

Tone, stretch, strengthen, calm and renew with Deborah in this friendly and inspiring dynamic yoga class, with a precise alignment focus and always time at the end for relaxation.

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

Sat 30 Nov and Sat 7 Dec
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class (£96 per 12 week term)

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Japanese Blue Landscape in Watercolour and Gouache

Led by Caroline Crawford

Referencing Ancient paintings of Japanese mountains. Students will work with Windsor & Newton watercolours to create a mountainscape, featuring line, tonal washes and solid colour detail.

Sat 30 Nov
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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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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The Vinyl Frontier: Another Evening with Pete Smith

Join host Jeff Lloyd for an evening of trivia, chat and fun!

Pete is largely unknown outside of his Henley home and that’s because, according to Harvey Goldsmith, he did such a great job of organising Live Aid in 1985.

Pete returns for a second evening with his incredible Live Aid tales and will bring his recently finished Live Aid book (in aid of the Band Aid Trust). Hear intimate stories of Bowie, Freddie and Elton (and many more besides) plus the vinyl versions of some of the songs featured in the event.

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

Studio
£8

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Christmas Table Decoration

Led by Louise Temple

Learn some floristry tips to create the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one to take home and enjoy.

Sun 1 Dec | 4pm-6pm
£35 per session plus £15 materials fee

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St John's Chamber Orchestra

Jacky Zhang (piano)
Gemma Ayton (violin)
Benedict Bradley (violin)
Ashwin Tennant (piano)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No.2: Romance No.1 in F;
Romance No.2 in G; Piano Concerto no.3

St John’s Chamber Orchestra launches its 40th anniversary season with an evening devoted to Beethoven.

WHY? The concert continues the Orchestra’s long commitment to young talent, with four outstanding teenage soloists

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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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

@DarrenHarriott
@nordenfarm

Darren Harriott's website

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Joni Mitchell Project - My Blue

The jazz/folk vocalist brings a dedication to the life and music of Joni Mitchell.

Ella demonstrates a sensitive and dynamic approach to Mitchell's lyric driven songs. The band features Partikel's Duncan Eagles (tenor saxophone), Matt Robinson (piano), Alex Munk (guitar), Max Luthert (double bass) and Tim Nugent (drums).  

WHY? As well as a mixture of Joni Mitchell's songs, Ella will be singing some fine classic jazz standards

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

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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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Luisa Omielan: God is a Women (Work in Progress)

Join BAFTA Breakthrough Comedian 2019, Louisa, as she tries out some brand new ideas.

You can expect Goddesses, the divine feminine and a massive dog. Luisa is following up her previous shows What Would Beyoncé Do?!, Am I Right Ladies?! and Politics for Bitches - which also became a BBC comedy-documentary. Come and help her create and develop the next one!

WHY? As seen on BBC1’s Live at Apollo and hosting Comic Relief

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

@luisaomielan
@nordenfarm

Luisa Omielan's website

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U2Baby

U2Baby capture the unique sound of legendary band U2 as well as the look.

Their Bono sings exactly like the real thing, putting on a great show with star swagger. They have performed internationally in theatres and at festivals.

WHY? Expect all the band's legendary hits, including With or Without You, One and Where the Streets Have No Name

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@theu2tributeuk
@nordenfarm

U2Baby website

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3D Printing Workshops - Miniature Building Planter

Led by Handy Dan's 3D Prints

Learn how to design and 3D print personalised items. Participants will need to bring their laptops and have an account for Tinkercad (This software is free and works on all computers).

Sun 8 Dec
11am – 4pm
£30

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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)

@fivestarswing
@nordenfarm

Five Star Swing website

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ROH Live: Coppelia

Live screening (Tuesday)

A story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score. A Christmas treat for the whole family!

Run time: 150 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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John Fisher and IDMC Gospel Soul Choir

John Fisher and IDMC bring their multiple award winning, infectious gospel sound.

They perform traditional songs and tracks from their albums that span the past 25 years. The choir have collaborated with artists such as Michael Bublé, Luciano Pavarotti, Heather Small and Sting.

WHY? Be ready to stand up and dance with a choir that bring energy and love to everywhere they perform

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 concession)

@IDMCGeneva
<a target="
blank" href="https://twitter.com/nordenfarm?lang=en">@nordenfarm

IDMC Gospel Choir's website

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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

@stephenkamos
@nordenfarm

Stephen K Amos' website

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Christmas Ceilidh

An evening of music and dancing in the atmospheric 18th century Long Barn.

A caller will guide you through the dances while ceilidh band Nedron’s Jig provide the live music. Dances include the likes of Cumberland Square 8, Virginia Reel, Gay Gorden’s and The Willow Tree. No experience necessary!

WHY? A perfect social event for Christmas parties

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Glymjack

Frontman Greg McDonald is joined by fiddle virtuoso Gemma Gayner and melodeon ace Saul Bailey.

They deliver a high energy set of hard-hitting original songs and English folk tunes. Away from Glymjack, Greg plays in The Phil Beer Band and has composed music for films including Alan Partridge.

WHY? Glymjack’s acoustic trio has been described as ‘Show of Hands meets Eliza Carthy’ and hailed as ‘folk with attitude’ by Froots

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card Holders)

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

@glymjack
@nordenfarm

Glymjack's website

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Charity Concert - Plastic Oceans UK

Featuring songs from the shows, big band sounds and Christmas music. Conducted by Peter Ripper.

WHY? A great night out for all the family!

Courtyard Theatre
£8

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The Albion Christmas Band

Simon Nicol, Kellie While and Simon Care join once again with the founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings.

The Albion Christmas Show is a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word, Christmas songs and humorous readings. The perfect way to start your festivities!

WHY? This year’s tour features material from the band’s brand new album, alongside old favourites from their back catalogue

Courtyard Theatre
£22

@albionxmas
@nordenfarm

The Albion Christmas Band's website

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Jim Mullen (guitar)

One of the world's leading jazz guitarists and an icon of the UK jazz scene.

He’s known for his work with Average White Band and being one half of jazz funk band Morrissey-Mullen. He performs with his rhythm section of choice Bobby Worth (drums), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? ‘Mullen’s palette of raunchy blues, graceful bebop and purring tenderness still glows’ The Guardian

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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The Vinyl Frontier: My Favourite vs Your Favourite

Join host Jeff Lloyd for an evening of music, trivia and fun!

The most popular event of last year returns for a Christmas special!

Some of the Vinyl Frontier audience have chosen tracks from specific categories and will match their choice against your host’s in a battle of taste. The audience votes on the winner of each and hopefully another diplomatic 3-3 draw ensues!

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A Festive Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville

Have you been naughty or nice this year?

Whatever the answer, Hundred Watt Club's glorious gift to you is this hot toddy of a show!

Jam packed full of festive, glittering showgirls, bawdy comedy, classic vaudeville and awe inspiring circus acts. Always seductive, always sublime and always that little bit ridiculous - enjoy an evening of vintage inspired, Christmas themed entertainment.

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

Hundred Watt Club employ and embrace adult themes, strong language and partial nudity - not for the faint hearted or easily offended!

There’s no dress code: Hundred Watt Club love it when their audiences dress in their vintage finery and red-carpet glamour, but if you're more comfy in jeans and sneakers - wear them!

WHY? The perfect festive night out!

Age Suitability 18+ years.

Courtyard
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

Hundred Watt Club's website

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New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm 2019

Heck yeah, it’s our most glamorous, glittering hoedown yet!

Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2020! Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine for an evening of music and all types of barn dancing on the Courtyard Theatre dance floor. Featuring sparkling sing along sets in our Studio Saloon Bar, hosted by cabaret star Miss Em. Dust off your cowboy hats, rhinestone adorned outfits or most glamorous attire for a night of unforgettable fun at the Farm!

WHY? A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Age guidance 12+ years

Norden Farm
£20 before 31 October, £25 after
Supporters £17 before 31 October, £22 after

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New Year's Day Concert

The annual sell out concert returns for the 19th and final year.

Full programme details to be announced shortly.

WHY? Including Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and favourite works by JS Bach and Vivaldi

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Phil Wang - Philly Philly Wang Wang

The 2019 Edinburgh Fringe sell-out hit!

Following a sell-out 2018 tour, and fresh from a 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run that sold out in advance, Phil ‘Philly Philly Wang Wang’ Wang is back on tour with his newest show.

Phil has made a name for himself (that name being Phil Wang) exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell!

As seen on Taskmaster, Live at the Apollo and Netflix.

‘This is intoxicating stuff’ ★★★★ Telegraph

’Stand-up dreamland’ ★★★★ Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

One of British comedy's most exciting talents (although she's Danish), winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award, a cult podcaster and now the author of the hugely successful book Happy Fat, Sofie Hagen returns to Maidenhead with a brand new show direct from the Edinburgh Fringe.

A show about the things you forget, the things you remember, and the things you wish you could forget. But also, there's a bit about bums.

An evening of brilliant stand-up from a fast-rising star.

WHY? As seen and heard on BBC3, BBC1, Radio 4, Comedy Central and Channel 4

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Flo & Joan - Before the Screaming Starts

Following last year’s sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, London's Soho Theatre, national UK tour and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have a new hour of their dark and waggish songs to parade about the place.

“These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute,wiping away a tear the next” The Telegraph

‘Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes’ Evening Standard

Courtyard Theatre
£14

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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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Pete Firman & The Amazing TBC

Come and witness the first and possibly final performance of The World’s Greatest Magical Double Act!

Award-winning magician/comedian Pete Firman returns with a magic show like you've never seen before.

As seen on Tonight at the London Palladium, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. Every night he will be joined by a different special guest who has no previous conjuring experience. Together they will perform jaw-dropping magic without any rehearsal. Unplanned! Unpredictable! Unwise!

'Spellbinding' List
'The new poster-boy for British comedy magic' Telegraph

Age guidance: 14+ years

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John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French)

The critically acclaimed idiot John-Luke Roberts returns to the road with another ridiculously long titled show this autumn.

In a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy, expect to not know why you are laughing once more… even when he gives you the punchline first. Jokes about staring into the Nietzschean void, the stupid decisions of kings and how Pinocchio can save the world all might make appearances in this hour of absolute silliness. But then again, maybe they won't. Who knows what could happen!

WHY? 'Freewheeling escapism... A joy' ★★★★★ Fest Magazine

'A masterpiece... The show is exquisite, with every last element fine-tuned to perform its function' ★★★★★ One4Review

'An impeccably choreographed, giddily inventive, turbo-charged hour' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'A hit' ★★★★ The Times

'Killer gags... glorious idiocy' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Mind warping hour which follows through brilliantly on its own absurd logic... relentlessly funny' ★★★★ The List

Suitable for ages 16+ years

Studio
£10

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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 4 hours ago This Sunday don’t miss Salsa at the Farm with Son Yambu – a great way to round of your summer in style! Dance the night away to authentic Cuba son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa! Join us for a free salsa dance workshop to show off your moves --> https://norden.farm/events/salsa-at-the-farm-with-son-yambu-01

about 5 hours ago Have you see the line up for The Big Berkshire Beach Gig? Six of the most exciting local bands and singer-songwriters perform on our beachside and Studio stages on Saturday 24 August from 8pm. Tickets are just £5!

about 6 hours ago There are only five more days left before The Maidenhead Beach closes! Don’t miss out on chilling in our hammocks, going on an adventure in our blue boat or Tiki Hut and have a great meal and cold drink on our outside tables. More info about the beach here --> https://norden.farm/events/the-maidenhead-beach-at-norden-farm-78

about 6 hours ago RT @NaomiLWood: ⁦@nordenfarm⁩ gorgeous theatre in Maidenhead. A wonderful array of soloists with WEO chorus. All tickets £18 so buy early…

1 day ago Jazz at the Farm is back this Autumn and kicking us off his Steve Waterman on Friday 20 September --> https://norden.farm/events/steve-waterman-trumpet-74 Steve is one of the most sought-after jazz musicians in Europe. Partnered with creative young saxophonist Piers Green this is a great way to welcome in Autumn!

1 day ago This Saturday join us for a music gig – on our beach! Groove along to bands in the studio or chill out in hammocks while listening to acoustic singers on the beach all for just £5! --> https://norden.farm/events/the-big-berkshire-beach-gig-64 The Big Berkshire Beach Gig will be headlined by Papa Truck!

2 days ago This Friday see the blues and rock guitarist Rob Tognoni bring his fiery and energetic show to our main stage for just £15! Rob has opened for the greats including Roy Buchanan and Joe Walsh from the Eagles

2 days ago We only have one more week of Craft and Storytelling at the Farm! Next week have a go at making your very own Surf Board and Keyring, a clay seahorse or a pirate headdress and ship for just £5 per session --> https://norden.farm/events/arts-and-crafts-session

2 days ago Janine Johnson brings The Hits of Whitey Houston to Norden Farm on Saturday 21 September --> https://norden.farm/events/the-hits-of-whitney-houston Bringing the soul and power of one of the greatest soul singers of all time Janine recreates some of Whitney’s timeless tracks including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I Will Always Love You and The Greatest Love Of All!

3 days ago See comedian, Tom Rosenthal live on Thursday 19 September --> https://norden.farm/events/tom-rosenthal-manhood Let the beaky boy from Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner and ITV’s Plebs entertain you with a brand-new stand-up show Manhood!

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