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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

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

Summer
Mondays (exc 23 July)
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. We will look at some gentle yoga spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, some simple, basic yogic breathing practises and some guided relaxations to take us to a state of relaxed wellbeing.

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.

Mon 14 May – 25 Jun (exc 28 May)
Mon 2 Jul – 6 Aug (exc 30 Jul)
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £42 per 6 week course

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On Chesil Beach (15)

Dir: Dominic Cooke 2017 | 110 mins, UK

Summer, 1962. Young couple Edward (Billy Howle) and Florence (Saoirse Ronan) marry and begin their honeymoon on the Dorset coast. Each hail from very different backgrounds. Deeply in love, the full complexity of their relationship only becomes clear on their wedding night.

WHY? ‘Entrancing adaptation of Ian McEwan's novella’ Variety Magazine

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tues 26 Jun at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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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.

Tuesdays (exc 3 Apr, 10 Apr and 29 May)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Rocky Outcrops, Tumbling Water in Charcoal & Pastel

Led by Jo Hall.

Explore drawing spectacular scenery from the limestone pavements and waterfalls of Yorkshire to the rocky tors of Dartmoor in charcoal and pastel. Look at the structure of rock formations, how they are weathered by wind and water and how their appearance may be softened by vegetation.

Please bring own materials. Papers will be available at cost.

Tues 19 Jun – 17 Jul
10am – 1pm
£82.50 for 5 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.

Tuesdays (exc 3 Apr, 10 Apr and 29 May)
3 - 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Give yourself a moment to relax, unwind and stretch your body. Pilates helps to strengthen and tone muscles, improves posture, balance and flexibility, and helps you have a longer, leaner and stronger body.

Summer
Tues 22 May – 19 Jun and 26 Jun – 24 Jul
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£50 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Digi Den II

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. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. 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.

Spring
Tuesdays (from Tues 9 Jan)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

Summer
Tuesdays (from Tues 1 May)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Ed’s Industry – Ed Waller

Edward’s photos convey abstract impressions through the unusual angles on the places and objects that are around us. His early training as a graphic designer imbues his vision of the everyday as art.

Ed’s current style of painting is evocative and powerful. Accomplished mostly in black and white, his paintings are stark statements of fact.

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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.

Spring
Tuesdays (from Tues 9 Jan)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

Summer
Tuesdays (from Tues 1 May)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

An opportunity for all those who enjoy singing a toe-tapping repertoire, from Bach to the Beatles and Gershwin to Gospel. No audition or sight-reading required.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Tues 1 May – 17 Jul (exc 29 May and 5 Jun)
7pm - 8.15pm
£80 per 10 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Evening Paper Craft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Build up your paper crafting skills and master new techniques. Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing and more. Use a variety of equipment and tools each week.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Tues 19 Jun – 3 Jul
7.30pm – 8.30pm
£12 per session or £33 for 3 week course

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Redoubtable (15)

Dir: Michel Hazanavicius 2017 | 107 mins, Fr/Mm/It

(French with English subtitles)

Paris, 1967. Jean-Luc Godard is the most renowned filmmaker of his generation. He
is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky. The pair marry, but the film’s reception unleashes a profound self-examination in Jean-Luc.

WHY? A wildly funny and deeply moving film from Academy Award winning director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

'Seriously funny' ★★★★ The Financial Times

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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Norden Farm Improv Group

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

A brand new drama group for adults based on improvisation skills and techniques. Fuel your imagination and liberate your creativity while connecting with new people in these fun weekly sessions that will explore improvisation variously with props, music and topical debate.

1 May - 10 July (excl. 29 May)
Tuesdays 8.30pm - 10pm
£72 for 10 week course or £8 per class

Drop in session: Tuesday 24 April
Join us for an additional session, the perfect opportunity to try out the class before you book for the whole term!

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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.

Wednesdays (exc 4 Apr, 11 Apr and 30 May)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per sibling or additional adult

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 baby under 6 months

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Amanda Schenk.

A sociable group for people who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now!

Do you have a box of art materials that you keep meaning to use? Did you used to create art but stopped doing it somewhere along the line? Are you inspired to make art when you go to exhibitions?

Professional artist Amanda Schenk leads this creative community. Play with materials, go on art adventures and explore your arty side. You’ll grow in creative confidence, meet new people and have fun getting playful with a range of art techniques.

Wed 2 May – 23 May, 6 Jun – 27 Jun and 4 Jul – 18 Jul
10.30am - 12.30pm
£48 for 4 week course | £36 for 3 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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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!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

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 performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  27 Jun
  •   4 Jul
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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!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  27 Jun
  •   4 Jul
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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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.


'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


£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  27 Jun
  •   4 Jul
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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.

Spring
18 Apr – 16 May
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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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.

Spring
18 Apr – 16 May
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

19 Apr – 17 May
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£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.


Spring
Thur 4 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 29 Mar)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Sun 7 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 1 Apr)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

Summer
Thur 3 May – 30 Aug (exc 31 May and 2 Aug)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Paper Craft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Build up your paper crafting skills and master new techniques. Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing and more. Use a variety of equipment and tools each week.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Thur 3 May – 24 May and 14 June – 5 Jul
10.30am – 12pm
£12 per session or £45 for 4 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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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!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  28 Jun
  •   5 Jul
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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!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  28 Jun
  •   5 Jul
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Jonathan Byrd

Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, the North Caroline native writes new songs in an ancient style.

He has toured full time for ten years and released 7 albums. Accompanied by his Pickup Cowboy, Johnny Waken.

WHY? ‘Displays John Prine’s gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark’s lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett’s wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey’s knack for the revealing image’ The Boston Globe

Supported by My Girl The River

My Girl The River is mainly the work of singer/songwriter Kris Wilkinson Hughes. She is a Louisiana native, who has been writing songs since a teenager. She brings us into her American deep south world with stories, anecdotes, white lies and fairytales. Some told, mostly sung. She has supported Laura Cantrell and Suzanne Vega.

Studio
£15

@jonathanbyrd
@nordenfarm

Jonathan Byrd's website

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Swing'n'Sinatra with Five Star Swing

Join Five Star Swing for an evening of the famous songs spanning Sinatra’s career.

From the Tommy Dorsey band to Hollywood plus Vegas and the Rat Pack to recordings with the Count Basie band. This is a journey through the decades of an unforgettable genre, with the greatest singer of its time!

WHY? Five Star Swing’s singers and multi-instrumentalists have appeared at the Leicester Square Theatre, BBC2’s Military Wives, BBC1’s Children in Need and at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16 conc)

Five Star Swing's website

SOLD OUT
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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.

Spring
Thur 11 Jan 11 – 8 Feb, 22 Feb – 22 Mar and 19 Apr – 17 May
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

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

Spring
20 Apr – 18 May
9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 week course

Summer
Fri 8 Jun – 13 Jul and 20 Jul – 31 Aug (exc 3 and 10 Aug)
9.30am – 10.45am
£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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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).

Spring
Fri 12 Jan – 9 Feb and 23 Feb – 23 Mar
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

Summer
Fri 4 May – 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun) and 15 Jun – 13 Jul
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

Summer
Fridays (exc 13 and 20 July)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.


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

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Acrylics: Loose & Lively Birds

Led by Karen Carter.

Painting small, fast and loose, students will capture the colour and beauty of birds.....creating their own flock! Plenty of demonstrations on acrylic technique and use of pastel to enhance skills and individual help available throughout the day.

A basic knowledge of acrylics would be useful.

Fri 29 Jun
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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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.

Spring
20 Apr – 18 May
11am – 12.15pm
£35 per 5 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Summer
Fri 8 Jun – 13 Jul and 20 Jul – 31 Aug (exc 3 and 10 Aug)
11am – 12.15pm
£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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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).

Spring
Fri 12 Jan – 9 Feb and 23 Feb – 23 Mar
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

Summer
Fri 4 May – 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun) and 15 Jun – 13 Jul
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story (12A)

Dir: Ron Howard 2018 | Run time tbc, US

Han Solo finds himself on a series of daring escapades deep within a dangerous criminal underworld. Along the way he meets his mighty future co-pilot Chewbacca. It’s a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

WHY? Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away

'A slick, swift-footed adventure which plays like a planet-hopping heist movie' ★★★★ Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. 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.

Spring
Fridays (from Fri 5 Jan)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

Summer
Fridays (from Fri 27 Apr)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

  •  29 Jun
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Sophie Willan: Branded

Fresh from a total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, this multi award winning break out star is heading out on tour!

Sophie Willan has had a lifetime of being branded by others. Now she tells us why with brutal honesty. Expect a raucous hour like no other from this unapologetic young powerhouse. As seen on Dave’s As Yet Untitled and as heard on BBC Radio 4.

WHY? ‘Entertaining and inspiring… perfectly structured with a rare sensitivity and intelligence’ ★★★★ The Times

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

Commissioned by Contact.

@sophiewillan
@nordenfarm

Sophie's website

Read more about Sophie's show in this Guardian article.

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A Band Called Malice - The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

A Band Called Malice – The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

A Band Called Malice recreate hit after hit of The Jam, one of the most influential and iconic bands in music history. With a wealth of experience, they are committed to giving a performance that is both energetic and authentic.

WHY? Expect to hear all the classics such as That's Entertainment, Going Underground, Town Called Malice and many more

Courtyard Theatre
£14


A Band Called Malice's website

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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.

10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term
Suitable for 18+ years

Summer
Sat 5 May – 28 Jul (exc 2 Jun)
Sat 4 and 11 Aug (drop in)
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term


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

The class on Saturday 3 March has been rescheduled for Saturday 31 March. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Feather Watercolour Study finished with Coloured Pencils

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Working on Fabriano watercolour paper students focus on composition, detail, colour blending and application. Finished with coloured pencils and gouache paint. This day course is full of techniques and carefully guided tuition.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring watercolour brushes of you have them. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor.

Sat 30 Jun
10am – 3pm
£39

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Family Fit Steps

Led by Julie Antonsen.

A fun dance class for all the family. A Ballroom and Latin Dance based workout created by Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite of Strictly fame. Learn to Jive, Waltz and Cha to music from Dean Martin to Olly Murs.

Children aged 13+ years are welcome if accompanied by a paying adult.

Sat 5 May – 18 Aug (exc 19 May, 2 Jun, 14 Jul and 11 Aug)
10.15am – 11am
£5 per person per class

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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.

Summer 2018 Line Up

Singer-guitarist and music graduate Charlotte Child is inspired by the likes of the 1975, Amy Winehouse, Carole King, The Stone Roses and Pale Waves.

Holybrook is the music project of acoustic singer/songwriter David Vachell. His style has been compared to Tom Paxton, Nick Drake or Steve Earle.

Tim Bastock (guitar) and Kim Halliday (bass guitar, tenor recorder) are Toxic Sofa. The duo will be performing some comedy song favourites, as well as one of their own songs.

Band Magic Potty will be performing a special acoustic set featuring songs from Foo Fighters, Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin.

And rounding off the line up is Country/Americana artist Liam Barnes.

Studio
£8

If you would like to perform at this Autumn's event, please email: jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

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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.

Sun 6 May – 26 Aug (exc 3 Jun and 5 Aug)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  24 Jun
  •   1 Jul
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Clayson Sings Chanson

An enthralling evening dedicated to French ‘Chanson’ from Alan Clayson (Clayson and the Argonauts).

Exploring and performing songs in French and English by artists including Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour and Paul Verlaine. Alan connects their impact on contemporary songwriters, from Ray Davies to Jarvis Cocker, with their emphasis on dramatic story telling. Accompanied by Andy Lavery on keyboards.

WHY? ‘His delivery and performance style has led to a deserved cult status’ Time Out

‘A wonderful evening by a master raconteur at the top of his game’ Newbury Weekly News

‘Definitely more than a performance — an experience!’ New York Village Voice

‘Hugely entertaining. Jacques would have approved’ Rock ‘N’ Reel [RNR]

‘Everything here is equal to the doomed romanticism that was Brel’s trademark’ Record Collector

‘A complex emotional landscape of understated dynamics and dark aesthetics’ Folk on Tap

Studio
£14

Alan Clayson's website

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Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey.

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

Summer
Mondays (from 14 May, exc 28 May, 18 Jun, 25 Jun)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.


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

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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.

Spring
Mon 15 Jan – 19 Feb and 12 Mar – 30 Apr (exc 2 and 9 Apr)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class
£42 per 6 week course

Summer
Mon 14 May – 2 Jul and 9 Jul – 20 Aug (exc 28 May, 25 Jun and 30 Jul)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Mon 15 Jan – 19 Feb and 12 Mar – 30 Apr (exc 2 and 9 Apr)
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£7 per class | £42 per 6 week course

Summer
Mon 14 May – 2 Jul and 9 Jul – 20 Aug (exc 28 May, 25 Jun and 30 Jul)
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£7 per class | £42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Book Club

Price includes a drink from the bar.

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

Summer
Wed 2 May, 6 Jun, 4 Jul and 1 Aug
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

  • Wed 2 May - The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  • Wed 6 Jun - Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks
  • Wed 4 Jul - Tangerine by Christine Mangan
  • Wed 1 Aug - The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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The Great Gatsby

It was The Jazz Age. The parties bigger... the pace faster.

An age of mystery and excess. Where does Gatsby come from? Why does he open his mansion to extravagant parties where even his guests do not know him? It’s a source of rumour and gossip. Who is Gatsby?

WHY ‘A beautifully crafted interpretation of the 1925 novel’ London Free Press

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

Presented by Maidenhead Drama Guild.

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Alice Marshall and Edd Hedges

Rising stars of the comedy world preview their latest material ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

Alice Marshall returns with her signature weird and wonderful characters. This time they're transporting you all the way to the fifth dimension.

★★★★ Herald Scotland | ★★★★ Three Weeks | ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Edd Hedges brings his unique storytelling. A teenager loses control of his car. A Halloween party takes an unexpected turn. There’s a thunderstorm in a village.

‘A joy to watch’ The Scotsman

Studio
£10

@alicemarshall
@Edd_Hedges
@nordenfarm

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Wine Club

Led by The Wine Inspector.

A series of wine workshops exploring the wonderful world of wine! All you need is your palate and an open mind – no experience necessary! Our resident wine expert uncorks the doors of wine, tasting 3 wines each month.

Spring
Fri 12 Jan, 9 Feb, 9 Mar and 6 Apr
8pm – 9pm
£15

Summer
Fri 25 May, 8 Jun, 6 Jul and 3 Aug
8pm – 9pm
£15 per session

Suitable for 18+ years


Friday 6 April – Pretty in Pink – Rose Wines for Summer
Hopefully by this time we might just see a little sunshine and feel some warmth creeping from behind the clouds. What can be nicer than opening a bottle of chilled rose wine on a warm summer evening? The Wine Inspector will discuss how rose is made and taste 3 different options.


Friday 25 May - Wine with Barbecues
This week is the 22nd National BBQ week, so what better time to look at some great BBQ wines. They are also two of The Wine Inspector's favourite things in the world to do – drink wine and get the barbie going! We’ll take a look at 3 wines, the best styles with what foods why some wines go better than others.


Friday 8 June – Organic, Natural, Biodynamic
Organic wines are growing at 8% per year well ahead of the mainstream wine market. However there is still a lot of confusion about the differences between Organic, Natural and Biodynamic. Try 3 wines to discover if they are any different to ‘normal’ wines and discuss the differences, how to look for them and what you should pay for them.


Friday 6 July – Wines & food matching
Always confusing and there are no rights and wrongs, but perhaps some truisms that still have real meaning. The Wine Inspector will look at the history of wine and food matching approaches and how to tackle the difficult food areas like chocolate and some myths like wine and cheese! We’ll taste three wines and make some suggestions as to how best to use them.


Friday 3 August - How to read a Wine label & Wine List
Labels on wine can be very confusing and detecting which way to go on a wine list can be even more baffling. The Wine Inspector will look at some rules and broken rules to help when stood in front of those endless rows of bottles or what to do with the enormous ‘bible’ of a wine menu. Having done the dry outside then we’ll get the wet inside with 3 wines and see how the labels match-up to the wine inside!

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Silent Disco - 80s v 90s

Two DJs on two separate channels: Jeff plays the 80s and Dave plays the 90s.

Tune in on your wireless headphones to select the one you prefer. Dance like a legend in your own little bubble whilst you’re listening to one tune and your mates are listening to another!

WHY? This is Norden Farm’s first Silent Disco and is sure to be popular

Studio
£12

Presented by The Vinyl Frontier.

SOLD OUT
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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

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

Spring
Sat 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 Mar and 21 Apr
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee.

Summer
Sat 12 May, 23 Jun, 7 Jul and 14 Jul
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee.

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   7 Jul SOLD OUT
  •  14 Jul SOLD OUT
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Eduardo Niebla

A formidable flamenco jazz guitar virtuoso and master of today’s generation.

Eduardo has traversed the worlds of jazz, classical, world and pop music. He has appeared in concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Celtic Connections Glasgow, Jaipur Festival India, Tbilisi International Jazz Festival and Glastonbury. He is accompanied by guitarist Daniel Martinez Lopez.

WHY? ‘Beautiful melodies, great grooves, charming and self-effacing. He cast a deep, engrossing spell over the audience’ London Jazz News

Studio
£14

@eduardoniebla
@nordenfarm

Eduardo Niebla's 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

Sunday 17 June
Joe will be telling The Little Hamster From the Water

£3 per person (45 mins)

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Lost in Vagueness (15)

Dir: Sophia Ollins 2017 | 85 mins, UK

The film of Roy Gurvitz, creator of the Lost Vagueness area at Glastonbury and who, as Michael Eavis says, reinvigorated the festival. A story of the dark, self-destructive side of creativity and the personal trauma behind it. Featuring Fatboy Slim, Suggs, Keith Allen and Kate Tempest.

WHY? The untold, backstage story of Glastonbury Festival with never-before-seen material

'High times in a fond memoir of Glasto legends' ★★★ 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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Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen.

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

No partner necessary.

Summer
Sun 6 May – 26 Aug (exc Sun 1 Jul)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

Dir: Mike Newell 2018 | 123 mins, US/UK

Writer Juliet Ashton strikes up correspondence with The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She plans a visit to write about their experiences under Nazi occupation. But it soon becomes clear that the war is not yet over for the island’s inhabitants. Starring Lily James and Jessica Brown Findlay.

WHY? A beautiful story of love and friendship, based on the best-selling novel

'This is a jaunty and good-natured affair, buoyed by a very likeable performance from Lily James' The Independent

Click here to read the full review.

£7

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Edie (12A)

Dir: Simon Hunter 2017 | 102 mins, UK

Edie (Sheila Hancock) has spent 40 years trapped in a colourless life in England. When her husband passes away, her daughter tries to send her to a care home. Edie packs an old camping bag, leaves her life behind and embarks on an adventure she never got to have.

WHY? A beautiful journey through the unspoiled wilderness of the Scottish Highlands

'An outdoorsy comedy-drama of late-life adventure' ★★★ Time Out

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Movie Monday's Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Step out of 'busy, busy, doing, doing' and drop into just 'being', to find some calm amongst the chaos. Learn how to focus on the present to help manage thoughts and feelings and to improve mental well-being.

Mindfulness for Insomnia
Tues 17 Apr
Is your mind stuck in the ‘on’ position, making the idea of sleep impossible? This session looks at how mindfulness regulates stress to create a sense of calmness conducive to restful sleep.

Mindfulness - Taking care of ourselves to be able to take care of others
Tues 15 May
It is easy to think of Mindfulness as selfish but actually, recharging ourselves
and learning stress reductions to pass on to others can be the wisest choice we make.

Mindfulness - Acceptance, what if there is no need to change?
Tues 12 Jun
Always trying to be better, nicer, more efficient...No wonder we're stressed!
Is acceptance of who we are the key?

Mindfulness - Feel it to Heal it
Tues 10 Jul
Responding to stressors and other difficulties in our life requires us first to notice what is going on for us. This session explores how we often distract ourselves to avoid feeling discomfort.

Mindfulness - Just noticing
Tues 14 Aug
Expanding on last month session we will continue to explore how noticing what is
going on in the present moment can bring us more in touch with ourselves and
free us up from worry and anxiety.

7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Happy Prince (15)

Dir: Rupert Everett 2018 | 105 mins, De/Be/UK/It

The story of the last days of Oscar Wilde. This great man of letters, once one of the most famous authors in England, is now a superstar on the skids. Lying on his death bed, the past comes flooding back to him - transporting him to other times and places.

WHY? Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Emily Watson

'This poignant dramatisation of Wilde’s final years in exile is a powerful parable of passion and redemption' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Movie Monday's Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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Murder on the Orient Express (12A)

Dir: Kenneth Branagh 2017 | 114 mins

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe, unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. Thirteen strangers are stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

WHY? Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp and Olivia Colman

'Kenneth Branagh’s lavish, all-star take on the Agatha Christie classic is endearingly nostalgic' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£7

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Summer Ceilidh

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

They’ll guide you through dances such as Muffin Man’s Jig, Gay Gordons and Cumberland Square 8. Expect familiar tunes including Atholl Highlanders, Rogue’s March and Dashing White Sergeant.

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

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Book Club (12A)

Dir: Bill Holderman 2018 | 104 mins, US

Diane is recently widowed, Vivian enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon is working through her divorce and Carol's marriage is in a slump. These four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

WHY? Comedy starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen

'A showcase for its quartet of charismatic actors' ★★★ Time Out

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.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Wednesday 18 July at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted. Please note that buggies and pushchairs cannot be taken into the Courtyard Theatre.

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie

165 mins.

An encore screening from London’s Apollo Theatre. The award winning musical sensation is inspired by a true story. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a Sheffield council estate. He doesn’t quite fit in and is terrified of the future. But Jamie knows he is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant mum, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

'A burst of joy in the heart of the West End' ★★★★★ Time Out

Click here to read the full review.

This fabulous, feel good musical has been wowing West End audiences. It is winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards.

WHY?★★★★★ The Independent | ★★★★★ The Times | ★★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★★ Financial Times

£15

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Great British Mysteries: 1599?

Do you like mysteries? Do you like historical inaccuracies? Do you prefer Thomas More to Roger Moore?

Mystery hunters Olive and Teddy become embroiled with witches, haunted houses, and the scent of Cardinal Wolsey’s conscience.

WHY? The Woman In Black meets Keystage Two Tudor history. Expect more gags than Henry VIII had wives

Studio
£10

@GBMysteries
@nordenfarm

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SocialArts Exhibition

An exhibition showcasing the work of SocialArts, a Norden Farm project designed to promote the creativity of older people in a sociable environment. Led by Amelia Pimlott (The Ding Foundation) together with visiting artists, the group has engaged in a host of activities from animation to print making.

Supported by the Rothschild Foundation.

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Creative Bookbinding

Led by Janina Maher.

Concertina Book
Wed 20 Jun
On this workshop we will make a blank concertina books with a stiff cover and a window to inset an embellishment. Suitable for beginners. Some manual dexterity needed for measuring and cutting. £5 materials fee.

Leather Book
Wed 18 Jul
Make your own cute little soft backed notebook with leather cover and ribbon closure, using a simple but decorative exposed stitch binding technique. Suitable for beginners. Some manual dexterity needed for measuring and cutting.

2pm – 4pm
£20 per class
£5 materials fee

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RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet

Wed 18 Jul 7pm (live) | 163 mins inc interval

A live screening.

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion. It is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.

'The tale of star-crossed lovers is brought into dazzingly sharp relief' ★★★★ Evening Standard

'A fresh, fleet, blade-sharp revival' ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

'Youthful and energetic take on Shakespeare's tragedy' ★★★★ Whatsonstage

'Fresh and engaging' ★★★★ The Stage

Click here to read the full review.

£15

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Summer Concert Series 1: Mozart Plus

George Harliono (piano)

Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K.397
Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op.57 (Appassionata)
Chopin Ballade No.1
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.6: Harmonies du soir
Stravinsky 3 Dances from Petrushka

A thrilling programme takes us on a tour through the piano repertoire, beginning with Mozart’s heartfelt Fantasia, and ending with Stravinsky’s dazzling dances from Petrushka.

WHY? George Harliono is a rising star in the piano world

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

George's website

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Alexandra Ridout (trumpet, flugel) and Sean Payne (saxes)

Brought back by public demand, the fresh, new programmes from two recently-awarded talents on the jazz scene.

Both Alexandra and Sean are BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year winners. Supported by an acclaimed rhythm section headed by drummer Clark Tracey with Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? If you saw them last time you'll want to hear them again – and
if you didn't catch them, you definitely shouldn't miss them again!

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Alexandra Ridout's website

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One Night of Ska

An homage to the music, bands and artists that influenced two generations of teenagers.

Taking the best of the original 1960s Jamaican scene as well as the 2 Tone English Revival of the late 1970s. The seven piece band perform songs made famous by Prince Buster, Desmond Dekker, Madness, The Specials, The Selecter, The Maytals and Tony Tribe.

WHY? With hits such as The Israelites, One Step Beyond, It Mek, My Girl, Ghost Town, Red Red Wine and more

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 Advantage Card)

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Costumed Figure Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

A unique opportunity to draw a figure in costume, in this case a boxer. Shorter action poses in the morning will be followed with longer resting poses in the afternoon to allow students to work up one or two pieces of work.

Sat 21 Jul
10am – 3pm
£34

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Laurie Holloway in Concert with Students of 2018

Laurie Holloway and his Trio perform with the students of the 2018 Summer School.

WHY? The annual concert from the Montgomery Holloway Music Trust

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Montgomery Holloway Music Trust website

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The 2018 Vinyl Frontier Singles Championship

With Jeff Lloyd.

Eight contestants bring three 7” singles with them and four first round duels decide who goes through to the semi-finals. The audience chooses the winner of each battle.

After a semi final and final one person is crowned The Vinyl Frontier Singles Champion 2018!

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

£8
Studio

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

The Vinyl Frontier website

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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. Get ready to fly! Class includes elements of acroyoga.

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

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

Summer
Sunday 20 May, 24 June, 22 Jul, 26 Aug
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

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Zama (15)

Dir: Lucrecia Martel 2017 | 115 mins, Ar/Br/Es/Fr/Nl/Mx/Pt/US

(Spanish with English subtitles)

Zama is an officer of the Spanish Crown. He waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating. The years go by and the letter never arrives. Realising everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.

WHY? ‘Lucrecia Martel’s magnificent drama’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Movie Monday's Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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The Maidenhead Beach

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

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

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

For maximum chill out, explore the indoor sensory space in our Gallery. It is designed for children with SEND and features work from local schools. Get involved with decorating the floor and making kites.

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.


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 10.30am

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

Storytelling (20 mins) | £2 per person Monday – Saturday 1.30pm and 3.30pm


We love to welcome you and your children here at Norden Farm. However, please be aware that, as we serve hot drinks and food, we do ask that children don’t run in the Café Bar area and are kept close to their adults when on the Beach. Do ask us for children’s books or free colouring sheets if your little ones need some off line distraction.

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Beach Life

A special installation designed to be a relaxing sensory delight for everyone, inspired by the beach huts of Goa, featuring work created by local schools.

Get involved in designing (on the floor) and making fluttering kites which we’ll fly over the summer.

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Hat Fitz and Cara

The husband and wife’s musical style is a unique combination of folk, roots and gospel blues with old time flavourings reminiscent of a time once forgotten.

Hat Fitz is a veteran wild man of the blues scene in Australia. Cara draws on her soul background while also playing drums, washboard, flute and tin whistle.

WHY ‘Soaring soul vocals, visceral blues guitar, unexpected quiet, and sudden changes in feel and tempo’ Rhythms Magazine

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

@Hatfitzcara
@nordenfarm

Hat Fitz and Cara's website

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The Ciambra (15)

Dir: Jonas Carpignano 2017 | 108 mins, It/US/Fr/De

(Italian with English subtitles)

Set in a small Romani community in Calabria. 14 year old Pio is desperate to grow up fast. He follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere, learning the necessary skills for life on the streets. But when Cosimo disappears, things start to go wrong.

WHY? An immersive depiction of a world rarely seen on screen, filmed with participants from the local community

'A coming-of-age tale with real family at heart' ★★★★ 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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Mad About the Movies

The story of The Hollywood Musical as told by award winning singer Robert Habermann.

From the first talking picture The Jazz Singer to the musicals of Busby Berkeley, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers, MGM and Walt Disney. With hits from movies starring Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley and more.

WHY? Expect songs including 42nd Street, Cheek To Cheek, Over The Rainbow, True Love, The Trolley Song and a medley of Oscar winning songs

£15
Studio

@roberthaberman2
@nordenfarm

Robert Habermann's website

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Hereditary (15)

Dir: Ari Aster 2018 | 127 mins, US

Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away. Her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.

WHY? A chilling horror starring Toni Collette

'A raw horror masterpiece' ★★★★★ Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Tech Taster: Mooing Cow Family Workshop

Led by 2.times do.

Use your art skills, basic electronics and coding make the cow warn anyone who gets too close.

In this fun activity, you’ll be combining art, simple electronics and coding as your guided through the simple steps to create your folding card cow. Then add the electronics and simple Scratch code to allow your Daisy to detect when someone is close and warn them by making a noise.

Sat 28 Jul
10am – 11am
£12 per person

Suitable for ages 8+ years, with accompanying adults.

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

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Tech Taster: 3D Printing

Led by 2.times do.

Learn all about the exciting new technology of 3D printing and use simple design software to create your own personalised 3D design which will be printed for later for you to collect later.


Sat 28 Jul
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per person

Suitable for 10+ years.

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

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Tech Taster: Minecraft Family Workshop

Led by 2.times do.

Experience coding Minecraft on a Raspberry Pi computer! You’ll learn how to use the Python language to control and build your Minecraft world.

Sat 28 Jul
1.30pm - 2.30pm
£12 per person

Suitable for ages 8 – 16 years, with accompanying adults.

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

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Tech Taster: Sonic Pi

Led by 2.times do.

Use the Sonic Pi music program on a Raspberry Pi to code your own song or try changing
the code for one of the examples provided. Can you change the tune while it's playing
and become a live loop DJ?

Sat 28 Jul
3pm - 4pm
£12 per person

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults

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Purple Zeppelin

The excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerising show.

Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the original bands live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back.
In this new show, songs from both bands are played unplugged on acoustic instruments in the first set. In the second set, expect them to plug in and play all the classic hits!
Expect the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians. Expect Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck guitar and a very special violin bow solo!

WHY? The two and a half hour show covers more than 30 classic songs

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@PurpleZeppelin
@nordenfarm

Purple Zeppelin's website

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Rock n Roll Concertini with Matt Bond and the Poor Boys Good Time Band

A journey of some of the best loved Rock n Roll themes from the 1950s and beyond.

Be inspired by the sounds of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Elvis whilst the kids dance sing or just chill out on our bean bags.

Suitable for all ages.

WHY? It’s Rock and Roll with a touch of Yee Ha!

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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Mary and the Witch's Flower (PG)

Dir: Hiromasa Yonebayashi 2017 | 102 min, Jp

Mary is an ordinary twelve-year-old girl. Bored during a summer holiday, she stumbles upon a flower and little broomstick. She is soon whisked above the clouds, far away to Endor College – a school of magic!

WHY? A charming anime adventure from the animator behind Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle

'First-rate children’s entertainment' Variety

Click here to read the full review.


£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Glyndebourne: Saul

210 mins.

Recorded in 2015. David has vanquished the giant Goliath, but not everyone rejoices in his victory. Jealous of the young warrior, King Saul turns against him. Handel’s vision of a Lear-like king is astonishing in its psychological complexity.

WHY? ‘Music-theatre at its knockout best’ ★★★★★ Daily Mail

'Utterly enthralling' ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.


£15

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The Piano (15)

Dir: Jane Campion, 1993 | 121 mins, NZ/Au/Fr

Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter) is a mute Scotswoman and talented pianist. She arrives with her strong-willed young daughter Flora (Anna Paquin) in the New Zealand wilderness. Ada is to marry frontiersman Alistair Stewart (Sam Neill), having been sold to him by her father.

WHY? Winner of three Oscars, this modern classic features an evocative score by Michael Nyman’s

'[A] superbly staged tale of passion and obsession' ★★★★★ Radio Times

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Summer Circus Week

Led by Albert and Friends.

A week of incredible circus skills and performing. Learn to walk on stilts, ride a unicycle, walk the tightrope and perform on a trapeze!

Suitable for ages 7 – 13 years.

Mon 30 Jul – Fri 3 Aug | 10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card)

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Sherlock Gnomes (U)

Dir: John Stevenson 2018 | 86 mins, UK/US

After a string of garden gnome disappearances, Gnomeo and Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes. Can he help solve the case of their missing friends and family? Featuring original music from Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

WHY? Voiced by Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Chiwetel Ejiofor and James McAvoy

'Guaranteed to make under-10s shudder with delight' ★★★ The Standard

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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McQueen (15)

Dir: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui 2018 | 111 mins, UK

A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Featuring exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music. A thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.

WHY? ‘A documentary portrait worthy of his strange, sensual artistry’ Variety

'An exhilarating, intimate portrait' ★★★★ The Standard

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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The Little Vampire (U)

Dir: Richard Claus and Karsten Kiilerich | 83 min, Nl/De/Dk/UK

Rudolph is a thirteen year old vampire whose clan is threatened by a notorious vampire hunter. He meets Tony, a human of the same age. The new friends must work together to save Rudolph’s family.

WHY? Based on the bestselling novels by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg

'A children's film that the youngsters can really get their teeth into' Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Fellow Pynins

An American duo created from years of travelling, farming, childrearing and touring with their 6 piece folk orchestra.

Fellow Pynins are storytellers and a contemporary rootsy folk band weaving banjo, guitar, mandolin and bouzouki beneath lilting vocal harmonies. Their repertoire consists of original songs and traditional European ballads collected during their travels.

WHY? ‘Will transport you into their haunting and beguiling world of love tales and spine-tingling harmonies’ Lisa Dunn, BBC

Studio
£14

Fellow Pynins' website

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Digi Den (Summer Holidays)

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 summer holiday.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Fridays (from Fri 3 Aug)
4.30pm – 6pm
School Year 7 – 13 | £40 per 5 week term or £9 per session

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12A)

Dir: JA Bayona 2018 | 128 mins, US/Es

It’s been three years since Jurassic World was destroyed. The island now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

WHY? ‘A Jurassic sequel that plays it both adrenaline-pumpingly huge and thrillingly small’ ★★★★ Empire Magazine

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Holder and Smith - A tribute to Django and Stephane, The Swing Era

The music of guitar and violin virtuosi Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli played by two of this country’s finest exponents of the style.

Expect to be flown back in time to the dance halls of the 1940s. Ben (violin, vocals) and Stuart (gypsy guitar) are both members of Gypsy Fire.

WHY? This really was the Swing era, full of irresistible rhythms and all the musical indulgence there was to offer

Studio
£13

Holder and Smith's website

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Ocean's 8 (12A)

Dir: Gary Ross 2018 | 110 mins, US

Debbie Ocean plans to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. She gathers together a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Their target - a necklace that's worth more than $150 million.

WHY? Featuring an all-star cast including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway

'Resisting its mischievous spirit is simply impossible' ★★★★ Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Movie Monday's Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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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.

10am – 11.15am
£9 per class (£96 per 12 week term)

Suitable for 18+ years.

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ArtiSun Fair

Our popular fairs are now well established in the crafting calendar.

This summer event showcases handcrafted wares. The original 18th century barns provide a gorgeous backdrop for browsing stalls from local sellers.

WHY? If you would like to apply for a stall, please click here to complete a booking form

Long Barn and Nordens Free Entry

  •   4 Aug FREE
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The Quo Experience

Not just a tribute band – this is an experience with 50 years of hits.

Status Quo are Britian’s biggest singles chart band of all time. Stuart Michaels and Dave Crawte have spent years studying every detail of Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt’s playing styles and stage performances.

WHY? Including hits such as Rockin’ All Over the World, Whatever You Want, Down Down, Living On An Island, In The Army Now, Burning Bridges, What You’re Proposing and more

The Quo Experience's website
@QuoExperience
@nordenfarm

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The Greatest Showman - Sing Along (PG)

Dir: Michael Gracey 2017 | 105 mins, US

The story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a worldwide sensation. A bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum.

WHY? Sing along to all of your favourite songs including The Greatest Show, This is Me and From Now On

'A concoction that soars' Variety

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Andre Rieu 2018 Maastricht Concert

145 mins

An encore screening from The King of Waltz’s hometown of Maastricht. It features the maestro in his element, along with his 60 piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square.

WHY? André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humour, fun and emotion

£15

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Summer Art Week

Led by Michaela Clarke.

This year's theme is Around the World.

Work on individual craft activities with lots of messy materials and then work together on a group art project. Group projects include world landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Pyramids.

Visit a different continent each day and make individual crafts like a mask from Africa, piñata from South America, boomerangs from Australia, clay Greek urn from Europe and Chinese dragon from Asia.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

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

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Leave No Trace (PG)

Dir: Debra Granik 2018 | 109 mins, US

Will and his teenage daughter, Tom, have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.

WHY? ‘Deeply intelligent story of love and survival in the wild’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Adrift (12A)

Dir: Baltasar Kormákur 2018 | 96 mins, US

Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp find themselves unexpectedly sailing directly into a catastrophic hurricane. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved.

WHY? Based on an inspiring true story

'[Shailene Woodley] puts in a career-best performance' ★★★★ 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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Beatles Yellow Submarine (U)

Dir: George Dunning 1968 | 90 mins, UK/US

Join The Fab Four on a technicolour adventure. They must battle the music-hating Blue Meanies armed only with the power of love. Featuring some of the bands most-loved songs including Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Eleanor Rigby and All You Need Is Love.

WHY? To celebrate its 50th anniversary, catch the legendary animated hit film in stunningly-remastered 4k

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Summer Concert Series 2: Mozart Plus

Ashley Wass (piano)

Mozart Sonata in B flat, K.333
Schumann Scenes from Childhood
Elgar Variations on an original theme (Enigma)

A programme including a rare outing for Elgar’s own transcription of his Enigma Variations, alongside familiar works by Mozart and Schumann.

WHY? Ashley is a former winner of the London International Piano Competition

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

@ashleywass
<a target="
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Ashley's website

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Mary Shelley (12A)

Dir: Haifaa Al-Mansour 2017 | 120 mins, Ir/UK/Lu/US

A whirlwind love affair sparks between poet Percy Shelley and 18-year-old Mary Wollstonecroft. It leads to the creation of the world's first science fiction novel - Frankenstein. With society putting little value in a woman writing, Mary is forced to protect her monster and forge her own identity.

WHY? Starring Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth and Tom Sturridge

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Movie Monday's Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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The Fine Detail

Led by Jo Hall.

Draw a feather and a leaf or shell in pencil. Using the simplest of means, draw these small objects in pencil on hot pressed watercolour paper or other smooth paper. Techniques of line, hatching and cross hatching and continuous tone will be explained. Reference material will be supplied.

Please bring a small drawing board and your own pencils and a craft knife or pencil sharpener. Paper will be available from the tutor at cost.

Sat 11 Aug
10am – 3pm
£38

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Patrick (PG)

Dir: Mandie Fletcher 2018 | 94 mins, UK

Sarah’s life is a bit of a mess. The last thing she needs is someone else to look after, let alone someone who dribbles, snores and eats from the kitchen trash. But her grandmother has left Sarah her prized possession - a very spoilt pug named Patrick.

WHY? Disney comedy starring Beattie Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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How Does This Politics Thing Work Then?

Politics is boring. Politics is complicated. Politics is for adults.

Rubbish! Politics is super important and can be made really fun too. Tatton and Tiernan will help you make sense of it all! You might not be able to vote yet. You do have opinions, though. You know the world you want to see. You know what’s right and what’s wrong. Also, you want to have fun.

Age guidance: 7+ years.

WHY? A show that keeps you entertained, engaged and informed so you can also shout at along with your parents during Question Time

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@ComedyClub4Kids
@nordenfarm

Comedy Club 4 Kids website

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Alistair McGowan - Introductions to Classical Piano

A brand new show which brings together all Alistair McGowan’s talents.

He plays tracks from the album and some other short classics piano pieces: from Gershwin to Grieg, Mompou to Mendelssohn, Satie to Schubert. In between the pieces, he will talk a little about history of each piece, the composer and his own connection to the music.

WHY? Expect a lot of beautiful music (with the odd mistake!), some interesting stories and a sprinkling of his trademark impressions

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Alistair McGowan's website

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Victoria and Abdul (PG)

Dir: Stephen Frears 2017 | 111 mins

The true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) remarkable rule. Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. The two forge a devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle attempt to destroy.

WHY? The latest film from Stephen Frears - director of The Queen, Philomena and Florence Foster Jenkins

'Judi Dench has once more made this iconic figure engagingly human' ★★★★ Empire Magazine

£7

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Whitney (15)

Dir: Kevin Macdonald 2018 | 120 mins, UK/US

A documentary about the life and legacy of one of the world’s biggest stars. Whitney Houston was the voice of a generation. But her achievements have become a footnote to a story of addiction and self-destruction. Featuring exclusive audio and archive footage.

WHY? An unflinching and honest portrait of a rare talent told by those closest to her

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

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

Suitable for ages 10 – 16 years.

Mon 13 – Fri 17 Aug | 10am - 4pm (6pm Fri)
£110 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

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Show Dogs (PG)

Dir: Raja Gosnell 2018 | 92 mins, UK/US

A family comedy about an unlikely pairing. Frank, a detective, must go undercover with his canine partner Max. The duo must infiltrate the world's most exclusive dog show to solve his biggest case yet.

WHY? Starring Will Arnett, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and Stanley Tucci

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Freak Show (12A)

Dir: Trudie Styler 2017 | 91 mins, US

Billy Bloom is one-of-a-kind. His razor-sharp wit is matched only his by his anything-goes fashion sense. When his glamorous mother is forced to send him to live with his straight-laced father, Billy finds himself a diva-out-of-water at his new ultra-conservative high school.

WHY? ‘A fantastic, feel-good and fabulous film’ The Independent

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Glyndebourne: Vanessa - Live

Run time: tbc

A live screening. Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, with only her mother and niece for company. Twenty years later, Anatol’s handsome young son arrives unexpectedly. He shatters the calm of this shuttered household of women.

WHY? A rare opportunity to see Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize winning work

£15

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The Dime Notes

Blues-drenched sounds of clarinet driven 1920s New Orleans jazz combine with London's hard-swinging vintage jazz band.

It unearths a repertoire of hot swinging jazz, stomps, blueses and forgotten gems of the era by musicians such as Jelly Roll Morton and James P Johnson. The Dime Notes present a fresh take on a timeless style, emphasising the propulsive grooves and sultry melodies which made early jazz revolutionary, controversial and wildly popular.

WHY? ‘Inspired!’ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 Supporters)

The Dime Notes' website

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Incredibles 2 (PG)

Dir: Brad Bird 2018 | 118 mins, US

Everyone’s favourite family of superheroes is back. Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of ‘normal’ life. But the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers and a new villain is hatching a dangerous plot…

WHY? Can the family find a way to work together again to save the day?

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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The Breadwinner (12A)

Dir: Nora Twomey 2017 | 94 mins, Ir/Ca/Lu

Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her.

WHY? ‘Magical adaptation of Deborah Ellis’s novel’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Spitfire (PG)

Dir: David Fairhead, Ant Palmer 2018 | 95 mins, UK

A documentary about the people and the planes that helped win the Battle of Britain and ultimately, the Second World War. Exploring how the Spitfire came into being and how the pilots fared in combat, three miles up in the skies.

WHY? Bringing to life the emotional, thoughtful and detailed recollections of the veterans who lived through those dramatic days

£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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First Reformed (15)

Dir: Paul Schrader 2017 | 113 mins, US

Reverend Ernst Toller is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York. When a pregnant parishioner asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future.

WHY? ‘Ethan Hawke is razor-sharp’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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Paper Cloth Workshop

Led by Janina Maher.

Make paper cloth sheets using recycled papers, then create a book cover, pouch or collage using them. A fun class with lots of scope for experimenting with inks and paints.

£10 materials fee.

Sat 18 and Sun 19 Aug
10am – 4pm
£70 for 2 day workshop

SOLD OUT
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Toontastic 3D

Led by Discovery. with Three.

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

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults

  •  18 Aug SOLD OUT
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Vlogging and iMovie

Led by Discovery. with Three.

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

Suitable for 8+ years.

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

  •  18 Aug SOLD OUT
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Family Workshop: Fun with Photos

Led by Discovery. with Three.

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

Minimum age 5+ years.

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

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Family Workshop: Stop Motion Animation

Led by Discovery. with Three.

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

Minimum age 5+ years.

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

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The Bon Jovi Experience

The greatest stadium rock band of all time is recreated by the sensational Bon Jovi Experience.

They are the only tribute band to have shared the stage with the real McCoy. Lead singer Tony Pearce is the world’s leading lookalike. With all the hits including Living On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name, Keep The Faith, Bed of Roses, Always and more.

WHY? ‘The best tribute I have ever seen’ Jon Bon Jovi

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@JoviExperience
@nordenfarm

The Bon Jovi Experience website

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Happy Feet (U)

Dir: George Miller, Warren Coleman 2006 | 108 mins, US/Au

In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, you're nobody unless you can sing. This is unfortunate for Mumble, who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune... tap dancing. Featuring the voices of Elijah Wood and Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman.

WHY? Winner of the Best Animated Feature Oscar in 2006

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Klezmer-ish - The Music of Travellers

Four classically trained musicians let their hair down, explore a wide range of music from travelling people across the world and fuse it all together into their own unique sound.

The line up includes Tom Verity (clarinets, whistles), Rob Shepley (guitar, violin, vocals), Connie Del Vecchio (piano, accordion, violin) and Marcel Becker (double bass).

WHY? A musical journey through klezmer, tangos, gypsy jazz, Irish fiddle music, Italian folk music and much more

Studio
£14

@klezmerish
<a target="
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Klezmer-ish website

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Summer Dance Intensive

Led by Charlie Dixon.

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for five jam packed days. No audition necessary.

Work with a professional choreographer to develop your technique, learn routines, create your own choreography and make your own dance video!

WHY? There will be a performance at the end of the week to show off your new moves to friends and family

Suitable for 8+ years.

Mon 20 – Fri 24 Aug | 10am – 4pm

£110 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

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Summer Concert Series 3: Mozart Plus

St John’s Chamber Players

Dvorak 2 Romantic Pieces, Op.75
Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat, K.407
Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op.114
Dvorak Piano Quintet in A

Brahms’ dramatic Clarinet Trio was one of his last works. Dvorak’s popular Quintet is one of the most tuneful and radiant works in the chamber repertoire

WHY? An opportunity to hear one of Mozart’s less familiar chamber work

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (cert tbc)

Dir: Ol Parker 2018 | Run time tbc, US

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

WHY? An all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA

£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.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tues 28 Aug at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted. Please note that buggies and pushchairs cannot be taken into the Courtyard Theatre.

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Finding Your Feet (12A)

Dir: Richard Loncraine 2017 | 111 mins

‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend. She seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif. The two couldn’t be more different - but different may be just what Sandra needs.

WHY? A heart-warming comedy starring Joanna Lumley, Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall and Celia Imrie

£7

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The Magic of Summer with Simon Allen (saxes)

A formidable young jazz artist, Simon's style and humour creates great jazz.

With the renowned Pendulum Trio rhythm section: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? ‘He knows how to produce a luminous, floating tone on alto sax, has an impressive technique, and constructs his solos with maturity and confidence’ The Independent

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Simon Allen website

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Coco (PG)

Dir: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina 2017 | 105 mins

Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician. But his family have a baffling generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, he sets off on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.

WHY? Winner of Best Animated Film and Best Song for Remember Me at this year's Oscars

‘One of the most impressively animated films ever’ ★★★★★ Empire Magazine

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

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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 19 May, 23 Jun and 25 Aug
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)

Dir: Martin McDonagh 2017 | 115 mins

Months have passed without a culprit in the murder case of Mildred Hayes’s daughter. She makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at revered police chief William Willoughby. A darkly comedic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).

Winner of 5 BAFTAs including Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay.

WHY? ‘Blistering performances and virtuosic screenwriting’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

£7

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Three Little Pig Tails

Let me in little piggie it's blowing a gale, not by the hairs on my little pink tail.

A brand new version of the classic story set in Paris. A grumpy old wolf is a chef who wants some pigs' tails for his soup. Will the little pigs outwit him?

Age guidance: 3+ years.

WHY? A funny, warmhearted and interactive rustic tale bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@garlic_theatre
@nordenfarm

Garlic Theatre's website

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Red Turtle (PG)

Dir: Michael Dudok de Wit 2016 | 80 mins, Fr/Be/Jp

The story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds. Presented by Studio Ghibli, creators of Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away. The film beautifully recounts the milestones in the life of a human being. Contains some scenes younger children may find upsetting.

WHY? ‘It’s a masterpiece’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Oscar Wilde Season Live: Lady Windermere's Fan (PG)

130 mins.

An encore screening from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party?

WHY? Kathy Burke directs this new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy

£15

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Jonas Kaufmann: Under the Stars

120 mins.

A spectacular outdoor concert, captured live at Berlin’s iconic Waldbühne amphitheatre. Jonas Kaufmann is regarded as one of the world’s greatest tenors. He has captivated audiences across the globe with his incredible voice. Join him for a magical night of music under the stars.

WHY? The star tenor will perform famous arias and timeless Italian songs

£15

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Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (cert tbc)

Dir: Genndy Tartakovsky 2018 | Run time tbc, US

Drac decides to take a summer vacation on a cruise ship. But the dream holiday soon turns into a nightmare when Mavis realises Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain, Ericka - who is hiding a dangerous secret…

WHY? Featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Kevin James and Steve Buscemi

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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U2Baby

For U2Baby the sound is important, the look is important, but ultimately they recreate the feeling of a live U2 gig.

The chills, the hairs standing up on the back of the neck. Everything that makes a U2 show so special. With hit after hit from the 1980s to the present day from A Sort of Homecoming to With or With Out You.

WHY? ‘The UK’s number one tribute to U2’ The Cavern Club, Liverpool

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@theu2tributeuk
@nordenfarm

U2Baby's website

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The Big Berkshire Beach Gig

A showcase for the most exciting local musical talent in our main theatre.

WHY? The evening wouldn’t be complete without breaks between the acts - so you can
soak up the atmosphere on our beach!

Courtyard Theatre
£8

Appear on the line up!

We're looking for local bands and musicians to join our line up for The Big Berkshire Beach Gig.

During the gig your music will be recorded by professional technicians and sound engineers. You will then be invited back to remix the multi track recording and walk away with a professionally mastered live recording of your sound - for free!

To be in with a chance of playing, send a sample of your music and info about the band to jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

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Big Band Concertini with the Blakes Heaven Big Band

An original and enjoyable live music experience designed for grown ups to enjoy with their children in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Blake's Heaven Big Band is a 17 piece ensemble performing jazz, swing, pop and funk, TV themes, Latin and rock – all with a unique twist.

Suitable for all ages.

WHY? Be inspired by sizzling saxes, screaming trumpets and soulful trombones whilst your little one dance sing, wriggle or even sleep!

Courtyard Theatre
This is a standing event with some allocated seating

£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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Community Kite Festival

Join us at Boyn Grove Park for our very first Community Kite Festival on Sunday 2 September between 1pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!

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. All are welcome to join in to design and create their own original kite to bring along to the Festival.

Workshop Details:

  • Saturday 21 July - Maidenhead Festival, Kidwells Park (Free)
  • Tuesday 24 July - Norden Farm, The Maidenhead Beach Grand Opening
  • Saturdays 11 August - Norden Farm
  • Saturdays 18 August - Norden Farm

Workshop tickets are £3 per person and will go on sale shortly.

What better excuse to go fly a kite this summer!

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Salsa Workshop

Enjoy a free Salsa workshop before dancing the night away to Son Yambu!

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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Son Yambu

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

Son Yambu's website

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Geeta Rai

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.

Tuesdays
4.30pm – 5.30pm
£67 per 10 week term

Suitable for 6+ years.

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Summer Concert Series 4: Mozart Plus

The summer recitals series highlighting works by Mozart concludes with the greatest of all works for wind ensemble, his grand Serenade.

St John’s Wind Ensemble
Jennifer Coleman (soprano)
Nigel Wilkinson (piano)

Richard Strauss Serenade in E flat, Op.7
Songs by Mozart and Richard Strauss
Mozart Serenade for 13 wind instruments, K.361

WHY? Jennifer Coleman provides some delectable songs by both composers.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

@jennycoleman
<a target="
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Jennifer's website

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

The original Wishbone Ash line up forged a unique musical identity. It was synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works. He is joined by Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic (guitars) and drummer Tim Brown. They perform classic tracks from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire and new music that remains true to the original style.

WHY? Featuring a full performance of Wishbone Ash’s classic 1970 first album

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@MartTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's website

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The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace

A critically acclaimed tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel

Elio has performed highly acclaimed reunion concerts with Billy Joel’s original band. He delivers a powerhouse of a show with his six piece band. Expect over 30 classic hits including Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are, My Life, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man.

WHY? ‘A great musician, artist and friend. He is a star!’ Alfie Boe

Courtyard Theatre

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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 June - Dick Bolton – Gardens Great and Small
Mon 17 Sept - Steve Kershaw – The Elgin Marbles
Mon 15 Oct - Malcolm Kenwood – The Fine Art of Crime, Fakes and Forgeries

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.

  •  17 Sep
  •  15 Oct
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The Arts Society Lunch

Make the most of your day at Norden Farm by booking for lunch.

Arts Society Lunch tickets entitle you to a main course from our lunch menu and hot or cold drink for just £10.

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Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

One of Britain's leading one-liner comics 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, his brand new tour for 2018. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ ★★★★ 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

Support act tbc.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

  •  21 Sep SOLD OUT
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Gregg Wallace - Doesn't Get Tougher Than This

The star of BBC's MasterChef, Inside The Factory and Eat Well For Less takes to the stage for this brand new live show.

He mixes hilarious behind the scenes tales with demonstrations and audience fun and games. Join Gregg as he answers the questions you’ve always wanted to ask, shares classic anecdotes and dishes up a sumptuous serving of MasterChef’s juiciest bits.

Complete with a Q&A, this really is a must-see event for any foodie and Gregg fan!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Son of Town Hall

Welcome to the mythical world of Son of Town Hall.

They are musicians Ben Parker, from London, and David Berkeley, from New Mexico. They create a world that transcends time and space, complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along. They have performed to packed audiences across America and Europe.

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

Studio
£14


@sonoftownhall
@nordenfarm

Son of Town Hall's website

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Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this 'electrifying' (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.

Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and 2017 and Soho Theatre 2017.

The accompanying book, This is Going to Hurt is a Sunday Times bestseller – and copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.

WHY? ‘Intersperses horror stories from the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly spoof songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay’ ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

‘Viscerally raw and passionately delivered’ ★★★★ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£15 conc)

Presented by Seabright Productions.

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A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

Presented by Silent Uproar.

A hilarious cabaret musical about depression that explains, sings and throws glitter about how it’s OK not to be OK. Sally’s a happy person. She doesn’t let little things get her down and she almost never cries. But she’s got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be, but she doesn’t want anyone to know about it.

It’s joyful, buoyant, gleeful, slightly silly, sugar coated, unrelenting and completely super happy! (Except for all the bits about depression).

Written by Jon Brittain (Olivier Award-winning Rotterdam), with music by Frisky and Mannish’s Matthew Floyd Jones. Winner of a 2017 Fringe First and the Musical Theatre Review Best Musical.

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? ‘A mix of wit and low-key emotion that suddenly grips your heart’ The Guardian

★★★★ WhatsOnStage | ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide | ★★★★ The Scotsman

Studio
£14 (£12 Advantage Card)
1 hour

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Dan Walsh & Alistair Anderson

Two of the most dynamic musicians in folk music strike sparks off each other with songs, Northumbrian rants, jazzy ballads and Old Time reels.

Alistair Anderson (Concertina and Northumbrian Pipes) and former BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year nominee, Dan Walsh (Banjo, Guitar and Vocals) share a warm chemistry on stage and their performance combines high energy with world class musicianship.

WHY? ‘A tangible magic’ Folkwords
‘Nifty fun with bags of wow factor’ FRoots

Studio
£16.50

@DanWalshBanjo
@nordenfarm

Alistair's website
Dan's website

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The Muddy Choir

“Nee killing, anly singing, and we all go home together.”

It is November 1917 and the Third Battle of Ypres is lurching towards its bloody conclusion. Young soldiers Will, Robbie and Jumbo are thrust into a landscape starkly different to the playing fields and estates of their Sunderland home.

United by their childhood oath “nee killing, anly singing”, Robbie dreams their music will be a ticket away from the front, but attracting the attention of their commanding officers may prove more dangerous than bullets and gas.

Nominated for Best Play for Young Audiences at the Writers Guild of Great Britain Awards 2015, The Muddy Choir tells the story of three soldiers serving with the Durham Light Infantry. Including traditional wartime songs, it is a play about childhood friends growing up in unbearable circumstances and the humanising power of music.

WHY? 'A sensitive memorial to a generation of young men' ★★★★ The Stage

Suitable for ages 13+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

Presented by Theatre Centre.

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Dr Phil Hammond - Happy Birthday NHS?

Nye Bevan's beautiful baby is 70 this year, but will she make a ton?

Dr Phil charts the course of the NHS from 1948 to as long as she lasts. Come cheer the heroes, boo the villains and look to the future of robot surgeons, Fitbit nurses and iPhone GPs. Batteries not included.

Dr Phil Hammond has worked in the NHS for 31 years and loves it so much he still does. He is also a broadcaster, journalist, author, campaigner and comic.

WHY? ‘If Dr Phil were a medicine, you should swig him by the litre’ ★★★★ The Times

‘One of the most entertainingly subversive people on the planet’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£12 NHS Staff)

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Limehouse Lizzy

The boys are back!

Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore.

From their Official PRS award, performing for Virgin Atlantic in Barbados, television appearances and to being recruited to record and tour by members of the original Thin Lizzy, Limehouse Lizzy enter their 25th year with their most explosive show and critically acclaimed line up yet.

WHY? 'Limehouse Lizzy's Wayne Ellis, an uncanny ringer for Phil Lynott' The Guardian

'Entertainment for more than a decade…fantastic live music' Arena BBC2

'If you're sceptical about tribute acts, you won't be after seeing Limehouse Lizzy' Radio Times

'Gig of the week' The Mirror

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Limehouse Lizzy's website

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Fairport Convention

The band has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, they retain a passion for live performance.

Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you.

WHY? ‘Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves’ The Guardian

‘Vigorous and confident... the music leapt around the room’ The Mirror

Courtyard Theatre
£26

Presented by RM Promotions.

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Ayesha Hazarika - Girl on Girl: The Fight for Feminism

Phew! After Weinstein and #MeToo, women of the world have finally united… Who cares about smashing the patriarchy when you can go full-on Prisoner: Cell-Block H? So, what happened to feminism? Is it too posh? Too white? When did Germaine Greer become Richard Littlejohn? Whose feminism is it anyway?

Ayesha is an ex-political adviser and regular pundit on Sky, BBC, CNN and LBC. She analyses the fight for feminism with humour and honesty, and asks – are sisters doing it to themselves?

WHY? ‘One of 9 Hilarious Women to Look Out for’ The Metro

‘Hazarika is terrific company - relaxed, mischievous and with a mind like a steel trap… go and see what she has to say’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Extremely funny… sharp and on the money, she is never cruel and manages to create a world I never thought possible. Catch her if you can’ The Guardian

‘Hazarika is an acute observer of the political world’ Arts Desk

‘Insightful, humorous and at times simply ‘hide behind the sofa’ stuff’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter

‘Patently super smart and extremely eloquent, she offers an intriguing insight’
The Herald

‘Hazarika provides a fresh, sharp insight into what it’s really like to be a woman in British politics today… not to be missed’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

‘Genuinely engaging… hers is a story worth hearing’ Chortle

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Patrick Monahan - #Goals

The multi award winning comedian and Edinburgh Fringe favourite returns to Norden Farm.

We all have life goals – whether it’s to win the lottery or marry up. Make it your goal to come and watch an hour of great comedy from an Irish Iranian smoggy!
For the last three years, Patrick has been listed by comedy website Ents24 as one of the Top 3 hardest working comedians in the UK.

WHY? ‘A definite must see’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Patrick’s a Fringe legend and it is easy to see why!’ ★★★★ The Mirror

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)


@PatrickJMonahan
@nordenfarm

Patrick's website

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An Enemy of the People

Ibsen’s masterpiece is adapted for the 21st century.

Having rejuvenated the fortunes of a crumbling town, eminent doctor Tamsin Stockmann expects to be hailed as its saviour once again when she exposes a major public health risk. But the town’s prosperity hangs in the balance and opposition grows. Will she will lauded as hero of the hour or will Dr Stockmann be declared an enemy of the people?

Flintock Theatre employ their signature high-energy storytelling, music and live digital interaction.

WHY? A searing examination of fake news, whistleblowing and who really wields power in contemporary Britain

Courtyard Theatre

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No Jacket Required - The Phil Collins Tribute

The UK's top Phil Collins tribute returns by popular demand, as part of their 15th Anniversary Tour.

This stunning eleven piece band performs two hours of non-stop hits from Phil's award-winning solo career, plus a little Genesis thrown in for good measure.

From Another Day In Paradise to Easy Lover and the classic In The Air Tonight, there's something for everyone in this spectacular show which spans three decades of chart-topping success.

WHY? A sell-out show every time they perform with us, so don’t miss out!

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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The Musicians of Bremen

A visually stunning adaptation of the Grimm’s fairy tale.

A donkey, a cat, a cockerel and a dog are too old to be of any use to their masters. In this tumbling, musical adventure follow their adventures and their extraordinary friendships. It shows that despite our differences, we can be friends, and that we are never too old to live our dreams. With puppetry, movement and trapeze, all accompanied by live music.

Age guidance: 3 – 7 years.

WHY? A highly visual show and non-verbal work for young and hearing impaired audiences

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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Rachael McShane and the Cartographers

The singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player is an original member of folk big band Bellowhead.

She toured internationally with them as well as making several TV appearances. Bellowhead recorded 5 studio albums and won a total of 8 BBC Folk Awards in their 12 years together. Rachael is now working on a new solo project of traditional songs. She plays with a brand new band, featuring guitarist Matthew Ord (Assembly Lane) and melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting).

WHY? ‘A classy musician and a singer of striking elegance’ Mike Wilson’s Music Blog

‘You're in the presence of something very special… what a voice’ Sid Smith, BBC Music

Courtyard Theatre

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The Thinking Drinkers – Pub Crawl

A brand new, hilarious, intoxicating bar-hop through history.

Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts take you from the symposiums of Ancient Greece to the classic British boozer via Wild West saloons, Victorian gin palaces and the secret Speakeasy. You'll learn a lot, you'll 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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16


@thinkingdrinks
@nordenfarm

Thinking Drinkers' website

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Bob Drury's Viva Neil Diamond

Described in Vegas as 'one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond', Bob Drury's one-man show is an absolute 'must-see' for all Diamond fans.

All the hits including Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Pretty Amazing Grace, Song Sung Blue, Sweet Caroline and many more

Whilst performing in Las Vegas two years ago Bob Drury was described 'one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond' and he's now back touring the UK with his new show

A celebration of the legendary Neil Diamond and his incredible back catalogue of songs. Bob Drury's one-man show is a must see for any Diamond fan. His performance in Vegas has been described as ‘one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond’. His vocal likeness has been delighting audiences around the world.

This year's show includes all the favourites such as Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, I'm a Believer, Red Red Wine and of course Sweet Caroline. Also expect Neil Diamond's UK hit Pretty Amazing Grace and a few lesser known songs.

WHY? ‘An uncanny resemblance to Neil Diamond's voice. That sent tingles down my spine Bob!’ Debbie McGee, BBC Radio Berkshire

‘Bob, it was great hearing you last night and I was totally blown away by your level of musicianship on guitar’ Mark LeVang, keyboard player with Neil Diamond's band

‘Bob is well established as one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond’ Steve Tatone, Film Producer, Midnight Pass Productions

‘If I didn’t know better I’d have said that was Neil Diamond singing’ Pat Marsh, BBC Radio Kent

‘Oozing class’ Nolan Dean, Cruise Director, M/V Island Star

‘Neil Diamond fans will be delighted with the sound-alike quality and the nifty guitar work’ UK Cabaret Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Felicity Ward – Busting A Nut

The multi-award winning comedian is a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast. She is the star of BBC Radio 4’s Appisodes and Netflix’s Live from the BBC. This is Felicity’s second nationwide tour – she’s back and ready to bust a nutful of jokes.

As seen on BBC2’s Mock The Week, BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, BBC2’s Russell Howard’s Good News, The Inbetweeners 2 and as heard on BBC Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

WHY? ‘Tremendous… unrelenting… she’s so bloody funny‘ List

‘A laugh a minute... sharp, upbeat and self-mocking’ The Guardian

‘Thoroughly engaging... Warm and witty’ The Independent

★★★★★ The Mirror | ★★★★ The Times | ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ The Sunday Times | ★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals | ★★★★ Three Weeks | ★★★★ TV Bomb | ★★★★ The Skinny | ★★★★ Fest Mag

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

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James Mullinger Live - One Night Only

The Maidenhead-born comedian has taken Canada by storm since moving there in 2014.

He has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and a Just For Laughs Award for Best Comedy Show. His stand up special Anything Is Possible was performed to over 5000 people, released internationally on Amazon Prime and was a bestseller on Blu Ray in North America.

James twice beat Jerry Seinfeld's sales record with his colossal arena shows. In 2015, James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) played James in a big screen movie about his early years in comedy (starring actors from Twilight, Downton Abbey and Notting Hill and comedians such as Jimmy Carr and Gilbert Gottfried). James works closely with many charities and in the past few years has raised over half a million dollars for children in need and women affected by violence.

He has sold out Norden Farm four times and loves it here so much that has picked this venue for his only UK tour date of 2018!

WHY? ‘Something of a sensation. The anecdotes come thick, fast and raucously funny’ Evening Standard

‘The moment this veteran British comic bounds on to the stage, you are in for an amazing hour of solo comedy’ Montreal Times

‘A great stand up’ Jimmy Carr

‘Fantastic, very talented and very funny. The next big thing’ Michael McIntyre

Supported by Ethan Ash and Andrew Doyle.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

@nordenfarm
@jamesmullinger

Click here to visit James's website

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Never 42

The UK’s premier Level 42 tribute return, bringing Level 42's music live!

The line up includes Howie Rogers (bass & vocals), Garreth Hicklin (keyboards & vocals), Mike Wheeler (drums & vocals), Tom Wright (guitar & vocals) and Richard Pardy (sax). They perform Level 42's greatest hits alongside fan favourites.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@42never
@nordenfarm

Never 42's website

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Alvin Youngblood Hart

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

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

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

Studio
£14

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Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe is a regular on BBC2's Mock The Week and BBC1's Live at the Apollo. She is also all over BBC Radio 4, with stints on The News Quiz, Just a Minute and The Now Show.

All this makes it sound like Zoe Lyons has some sort of idea what she's doing in life. But does she? Or is she the perfect example of an Entry Level Human?

WHY? 'Confident and razor sharp' The Observer

Courtyard Theatre
£15

'A hugely enjoyable mix of brutal putdowns and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd' The Guardian

'Zoe Lyons really cuts the mustard' Scotsman

Zoe Lyons's Website

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The Fabulous Duck Bros - Tribute to the Music of Eric Clapton

A collection of professional and experienced musicians pay tribute to Eric Clapton’s solo career.

Fronted by long term Clapton fan Phil Astles, the band perform songs produced by Eric throughout his long career. These include the great songs of 24 Nights, The Blues Era and also his time with Derek and the Dominoes and the Cream.

WHY? With a set list that includes classics such as Layla, Wonderful Tonight, Forever Man, Cocaine, Lay Down Sally, Badge, I Shot the Sheriff, Change the World and Bell Bottom Blues

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Harry and Chris Save the World

The hottest comedy-rap-jazz duo out there.

They might also be the only one. After sell-out runs of their 2016 and 2017 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Harry Baker and Chris Read have been featured three times on Sky’s The Russell Howard Hour.

Last year they prevented a apocalypse and got a panda pregnant, so they're now drunk on comedy-rap-jazz power, intent on bringing love and laughter to a world that needs both more than ever.

WHY? ‘Amazing, fabulously entertaining’ Jonathan Ross

‘A wonderful blend of infectious songs packed with sharp, clever wordplay… Harry and Chris’ family friendly set leaves the audience with a smile on their face and the catchy tunes stuck in their head for the rest of the day’ ★★★★★ The Sunday Post

‘The numbers are upbeat and feel-good, and all of them are about surprising and inventive subjects or points of view’ ★★★★★ Fringe Guru

'The pair are inspiring Instagram posts in human form' Chortle

Studio
£12.50

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Stephen K Amos: Bouquets and Brickbats

Highly acclaimed stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos hits the road this Autumn with his brand new tour.

As Brexit looms on, Trump reigns rampant and everyone seems pushed to extremes, Stephen’s main aim is to cheer us up.

Forget everything that’s going on in the world and immerse yourself in the warmth of “one of the most likable figures in British Comedy“ (Radio Times). As seen on QI, The People’s History of LGBT, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You and What Does The K Stand For? on BBC Radio 4.

WHY? ‘Deliciously deft… we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout… you’ll leave the show smiling’ The Times

'Unashamed feel-good entertainment’ The Evening Standard

Age guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

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Cara Dillon - Upon a Winter's Night

Cara and her band capture the mystery of Christmas with a collection of songs ancient and modern.

They weave Celtic and folksy rhythms alongside reverent and atmospheric carols while Cara holds the darkness at bay with the purity of her voice.
The Christmas story is retold with genuine wonder and celebrated with the dignity, passion and beauty it deserves. Christmas is one of Cara’s passions and her live show and album only go to prove it.

WHY? ‘Simple and stunning’ The Sunday Times
‘An instant Christmas classic’ BBC
‘There’s enchantment aplenty’ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Independent
‘A reminder of the real meaning of the Festive Season, uplifting and inspirational” The Daily Echo

Courtyard Theatre
£26

@CaraDillonSings
@nordenfarm

Cara Dillon's website

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Hundred Watt Club presents An Evening of Burlesque and Cabaret

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Hundred Watt Club's gift to you is this hot toddy of a show, jam packed full of festive burlesque, cabaret, circus and drag acts.

Always seductive, always sublime, and always that little bit ridiculous. This is an evening of vintage inspired, Christmas themed entertainment. If you like your Winter nights bawdy and a little bit naughty, this is for you!

Starring: Your host, fabulous hostess and angel atop the Christmas tree Eva Von Schnippisch; slinky sugarplum fairy showgirl Lena Mae; circus royalty and her tinselled hula hoops Abi Collins; the queen of 'look-at-me', lametta bedecked Lolo Brow; and the ridiculous, but hairy and hunky Santa Claus, Dave The Bear!

WHY? Perfect for an alternative festive night out with work or friends.

Ages 18+ years only. Adult themes, strong language and partial nudity employed and embraced!

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Hal Cruttenden - Chubster

Hal's literally filled our screens recently on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You, BBC2’s The Apprentice: You're Fired, Channel 4’s Bake Off: Extra Slice and BBC’s Live at the Apollo.

His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He's now on a diet.

WHY? 'On top form' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
'He had the audience in stitches' ★★★★★ Daily Record
'Hilarious' ★★★★ Evening Standard
' Hugely talented' ★★★★ The Times
'Go and see Hal Cruttenden' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@Halcruttenden
@nordenfarm

Hal's website

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ELO Again

The 7 piece band give a dramatic taste of what a real ELO concert was like back in their heyday.

The whole experience is professionally re-enacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects.

ELO Again bring the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals, full of depth and tone. They certainly know how to entertain too, as the hits just keep on coming. All the big hits are performed – Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, Roll Over Beethoven, Wild West Hero, Don't Bring Me Down, The Diary of Horace Wimp, Telephone Line, Turn to Stone plus many more.

WHY? Relive the age of glam rock in the 21st century as Elo Again pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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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 Unwaged)

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Flo and Joan – Alive on Stage

The musical comedy duo and sisters are travelling the country with a new hour of their dark and witty songs.

Flo and Joan enjoyed a sell out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers. They were winner of Best Musical Act at Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 and winner of Best Music and Variety Act in the 2018 Chortle Awards. Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? ‘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

Studio
£12

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Andrew Maxwell - Showtime

A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos.

Andrew is known for his eagle-eyed, passionate current-affairs comedy showcased in his many appearances on BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz, Welcome To Wherever You Are, Public Enemies).
He's been seen on BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News for You, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and BBC2’s Mock the Week. To a whole new generation he is the devilish voice of MTV's Ex On The Beach.
Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? ‘One of the most significant comedians working in the country today’ ★★★★★ The Independent

‘Showtime is a masterclass in mirth, sublime timing, and killer punchlines’ ★★★★★ The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@andrewismaxwell
@nordenfarm

Andrew's website

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Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

The award winning comedian is now comfortably in his forties and a new dad.

He delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines. Does he still agree with those points of view or has he finally grown up? Plus a little navel gazing tossed in for the arty-farty types. Ages 16+ years.

WHY? ‘Lethally funny’ Metro

‘Absolutely hilarious’ Independent

‘Effortlessly funny… You have to go and see Glenn Wool’ Guardian

‘Why aren't you in a queue somewhere buying a ticket?’ Scotsman

Studio
£14

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Gyles Brandreth - Break a Leg!

They say all political careers end in tears.

In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical.

Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), the BBC Radio 4 Just a Minute regular delivers a dazzling hour of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.

WHY? ‘A master raconteur’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph

‘Total joy’ ★★★★★ Scotsman

Suitable for ages 12+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Mark Watson – The Infinite Show

He’s been cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Dave’s Taskmaster and half-killed on Channel 4’s Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island. Now Mark returns to what he's best at: being indoors.

Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with his usual notoriously high joke-and-rant-per-minute rate.

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? ‘He sparkles with originality and verve' Chortle

'A kind of unstoppably funny Superhero' Sunday Times

'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£19

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