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Grisaille & Glazing Techniques: Watercolour & Acrylic

Led by Jo Hall.

Explore different ways of drawing and painting tonally followed by adding colour in transparent glazes over the surface. Grisaille or working in monochrome has been used historically as a way of working in its own right in the production of ‘Tromp l’Oeil’ works.

Students to bring own materials.

Spring
Tues 3 Mar – 7 Apr
10am – 1pm
£105 for 6 week course

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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.

Spring
Sat 4 ,18 and 25 Apr
10am – 11.15am
£10 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Arts and Crafts Session

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

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

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Mon 6 Apr - TBC
Tues 7 Apr - TBC
Wed 8 Apr - TBC
Thur 9 Apr - Sand Art Gingerbread Houses and Men
Sat 11 Apr - Bubble Wrap Butterflies and Bubble Painting
Mon 13 Apr - Design and Make a Wooden Gingerbread Man
Tues 14 Apr - Hanging Sheep Decoration and Sheep Masks
Wed 15 Apr - TBC
Thur 16 Apr - TBC
Fri 17 Apr - TBC


Age guidance: 5-8 years.

10am - 10.45am
£5 per child

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Quest: Digital Zone

An interactive digital arts space; part of Quest Family Fest, the Norden Farm Family Arts Festival.


Just Dance!

Thur 9, Sat 11, Sun 12, Mon 13, Sun 19 Apr

Gather your friends and family and Just Dance like nobody's watching!

Free

Workshop: DJing Taster

Wed 8 Apr

A crash course in switching and mixing! Learn the basics with our in-house DJs.

10am - 12pm | 8 - 12 years

1pm - 3pm | Family workshop

£12 per person

Workshop: Light Up Your Dance!

Fri 17 Apr

Make a light up wearable that changes colour and pattern when you move.

10am - 11.30am | 6 - 10 years

12pm - 1.30pm | Families

2.30pm - 4pm | 11+ years

£12 per person

Workshop: Kaoss Jam - Music Tech

Sat 18 Apr

Learn to make your own tunes and beats using our music tech kit.

10am - 11.30am | 6 - 10 years

12pm - 1.30pm | Families

2.30pm - 4pm | 11+ years

£12 per person

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Storytelling

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

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

Mon 6 Apr - TBC
Tues 7 Apr - TBC
Wed 8 Apr - The Smartest Giant in Town
Thur 9 Apr - TBC
Sat 11 Apr - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Mon 13 Apr - TBC
Tues 14 Apr - Pippi Longstocking Visits the Circus
Wed 15 Apr - The Gruffalo
Thur 16 Apr - TBC
Fri 17 Apr - TBC
Sat 18 Apr - TBC


Mon 6 - Thur 9 Apr and Sat 11 Apr
Mon 13 - Sat 18 Apr
11am and 1.30pm
£2 per person

Please note in a change to the brochure, times for Storytelling are 11am and 1.30pm.

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The Gingerbread Man

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

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

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

Age guidance 3+ years.

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

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (U)

Dir: Will Becher, Richard Phelan 2019 | 86 mins, UK/FR/US

An alien called LU-LA crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm. Her magical alien powers soon have the flock enchanted. Shaun takes his new extra-terrestrial friend on the road to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship, unaware that an alien-hunting agency is on their trail…

WHY? Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon before it’s too late?

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

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Military Wives (12A)

Dir: Peter Cattaneo 2020 | 112 mins, UK

Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas) is the perfect officer’s wife, bearing everything with grace and stoicism. She persuades an unlikely group of women on the base to form a choir. Finding their voice together, the women put aside their differences - singing their hearts out to bring joy, hope and strength to the world!

WHY? A story of friendship, humour and courage - inspired by BBC documentary series The Choir: Military Wives

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Talking Tables
The screening on Saturday 11 April at 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. Talking Tables is a new pilot project from Norden Farm that aims to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss events, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people!

It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

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The Call of the Wild (PG)

Dir: Chris Sanders 2020 | 105 mins, US

Buck is a big-hearted dog. His blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon. Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime and finds his true place in the world. Based on the novel by Jack London.

WHY? Starring Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens and Karen Gillan

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

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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
Wed 15 Jan – 12 Feb, 26 Feb – 25 Mar and 1 Apr – 29 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Wed)

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 12 Feb, 26 Feb – 25 Mar and 1 Apr – 29 Apr
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Dolittle (PG)

Dir: Stephen Gaghan 2020 | 101 mins, US

The eccentric Dr John Dolittle has hidden himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when young Queen Victoria falls gravely ill, he must set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure.

WHY? A vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals

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

Relaxed Screenings
The screening on Tuesday 21 April at 11am is a Relaxed Screening. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The house lights are kept on and audience members can come and go as they please.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Spring
Thur 16 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 26 Mar and 2 Apr – 30 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

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The Grahams

The Americana duo are travelling troubadours with a desire to build on foundations laid by their musical predecessors.

Alyssa and Doug Graham draw on American folk culture, experimenting further on their new record. Their music is inspired by journeys on rail, river and along Route 66. Doug's masterful resonator slide-work and harmonies fuel Alyssa's locomotive voice and driving guitar chords.

WHY? ‘Real emotive, powerful lyrics that make your hairs on your arms stick up’ Fatea Records

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@TheGrahamsMusic
@nordenfarm

The Grahams' Website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Spring
Thur 16 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 26 Mar and 2 Apr – 30 Apr
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Digital Zone: Light up your Dance! (6-10 yrs)

Make a light up wearable that changes colour and pattern when you move.

10am – 11.30am
6 - 10 years
£12 per person

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Digital Zone: Light up your Dance! (11+ yrs)

Make a light up wearable that changes colour and pattern when you move.

10am – 11.30am
6 - 10 years
£12 per person

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Only Fools And Boycie

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£19

@BeingBoycie
@nordenfarm

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The Clark Tracey Quintet

Presented by Jazz at the Farm.

Internationally renowned multi-award winning Clark Tracey has led his own ensembles for more than 30 years. These have included Guy Barker, Zoe Rahman and Alec Dankworth along with many other now familiar names.

Clark's latest group is Sean Payne (sax), James Copus (trumpet), Elliott Sanson (piano) and James Owston (bass). They are joined by Clark on drums.

WHY? The quintet has been tipped as Clark’s best line up for several years

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Digital Zone: Kaos Jam - Music Tech (6-10 yrs)

Learn to make your own tunes and beats using our music tech kit.

Devise music using modern technology.

10am – 11.30am
6 - 10 years
£12 per person

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Digital Zone: Kaos Jam - Music Tech (Families)

Learn to make your own tunes and beats using our music tech kit.

Devise music using modern technology.

12pm – 1.30pm
Families
£12 per person

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Cunningham (U)

Dir: Alla Kovgan 2019 | 93 mins, DE/FR/US

Documentary tracing Merce Cunningham's artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery. From his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the world’s most visionary choreographers. A breathtaking explosion of dance, music and archival material.

WHY? A timely tribute to one of the world’s greatest modern dance artists

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Digital Zone: Light up your Dance! (11+ yrs)

Make a light up wearable that changes colour and pattern when you move.

2.30pm – 4pm
11+ years
£12 per person

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Digital Zone: Kaos Jam - Music Tech (11+ yrs)

Learn to make your own tunes and beats using our music tech kit.

Devise music using modern technology.

2.30pm – 4pm
11+ years
£12 per person

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100% Simon Brodkin

After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain’s Got Talent, the award-winning comedian unleashes his funniest creation yet… himself!

Fresh from a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Simon takes his debut stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin on a nationwide tour.

WHY? Listed as one of The Guardian’s Top Shows At The Fringe and The Evening Standard’s Best Comedy Shows at The Fringe

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

'A sublime piece of comedy' The List

'Sky-high gag rate' Metro

'Hilarious' The Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@simonbrodkin
@nordenfarm

Simon Brodkin's Website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Electric Dreams - Jeff's History of Electronic Pop Music in 12 tracks

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

Can Jeff really cover 60 years’ worth of electronic pop music in just a dozen tunes? Come and hear this fascinating musical journey through time and see whether you agree with his choices…!

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

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

The Vinyl Frontier's Website

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Zumba (Sundays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

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

Spring
Sun 12 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 2 Feb and 12 Apr)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Woods.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Spring
Sun 12 Jan, 16 Feb, 15 Mar and 19 Apr
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 includes a drink from the bar

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Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen.

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

No partner necessary.

Spring
Sun 12 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 12 Apr)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class


Suitable for 18+ years

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Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

Pinnacle is a brand new hour of brutally honest, opinionated, no holds barred stand-up from DAVE’s Best Joke Of The Edinburgh Fringe Winner, Liverpool Comedian Of The Year Winner, and English Comedian Of The Year Finalist; Adam Rowe.

His online stand-up clips have amassed over 50 million views, he’s appeared on various TV shows and Adam was hand-picked as tour support for Jason Manford as well as huge American stars Andrew Schulz and Bill Burr.

At 27 years of age, Adam is supposed to be in the prime of his life, which is a truly terrifying thought. Is this really as good as it’s going to get? It’s all down hill from here? Not if he’s got anything to do with it.

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£12

@adamrowecomedy
@nordenfarm

Adam Rowe's website

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Misbehaviour (12A)

Dir: Philippa Lowthorpe 2020 | 106 mins, UK

It’s 1970 and the Miss World competition is the most-watched TV show on the planet. The competition is about to be hosted in London and the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement decide to take a stand. Meanwhile, western ideals of beauty are being shaken up by new entrants to the contest.

WHY? Philippa Lowthorpe directs a stellar cast in this politically relevant and inspirational true story

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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

Talking Tables
The screening on Wednesday 22 April at 11.30am is a Talking Tables screening. Talking Tables is a new pilot project from Norden Farm that aims to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss events, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people!

It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

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Monday Morning Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

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

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

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 24 Feb (exc 3 Feb) and 2 Mar – 26 Apr (exc 6 and 13 Apr)
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £42 per 6 week course

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Messy Monsters

Led by Kayleigh Galvin.

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

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 3 and 10 Feb)
11.30am – 12.15pm | Mon 17 Feb only 10.30am – 11.15am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Mon 20 Jan – 20 Apr (exc 3 and 10 Feb, 6 and 13 Apr)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Raks Sharki - Middle Eastern Dance

Led by Ellen O’Farrell

You’re never too young or too old to learn to dance.

Join us and learn to bellydance step by step. Come discover this beautiful feminine art form, enjoy the middle eastern music and work your core muscles while you're having fun.

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 3 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb), 10 Mar – 28 Apr (exc 7 and 14 Apr)
2.30pm - 3.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 6 week course

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The Royal Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Live screening.

The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto. Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt.

WHY? Presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Evening Papercraft

Led by Catherine Smith.

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

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

Spring
Tues 21 Jan, 18 Feb, 17 Mar and 21 Apr
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session or £55 for all 4 sessions

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

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

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 18 Feb (exc 11 Feb) and 25 Feb – 24 Mar
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session | £45 per 5 week term

  •  21 Apr
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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.

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 29 Apr (exc 19 Feb, 8 and 15 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings 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 sibling under 6 months

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Creative Writing

Led by Katy Walker.

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

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring pen and paper.

Spring
Wed 15 Jan, 12 Feb, 11 Mar and 22 Apr
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

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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 9 Jan – 30 Apr (exc 9 and 16 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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Introduction to Jewellery Making

Led by Grant Forsyth

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

Spring
Thur 16 Jan – 13 Feb, 20 Feb – 19 Mar and 26 Mar – 30 Apr (exc 9 and 16 Apr)
10am - 11.30am and 12pm - 1.30pm
£51 per 4 week course, £63 per 5 week course

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Marie Francois plays the piano

Maidenhead Music Society presents

Haydn Sonata no. 53 hob. XVI/34
Chopin Scherzo no 1 B minor op. 20
Debussy Pour le piano
Ravel Jeux d'eau
Chopin Preludes op. 28

The Belgian pianist plays a programme including the first of Chopin’s Scherzos and all 24 of his op.28 preludes.

WHY? ‘Marie has a highly distinctive way of playing, emotional and intuitive’ Challenge Records

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (MMS Members £10), £5 under 18s or 1 free with an adult ticket

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Jack Tucker

Hailing from the historic New York City, Jack Tucker is the ultimate comedian's comedian.

He’s a well respected journeyman on the comedy circuit. Jack is a bonafide legend in the Upstate New York regional stand up comedy scene. He’s sold out all over the world – from New York to Manhattan to Brooklyn.

WHY? ‘A hugely entertaining spectacle’ ★★★★ Fest

Age guidance 14+ years.

Studio
£12

@jacktuckerfunny
@nordenfarm

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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
Fri 17 Jan – 21 Feb and 28 Feb – 24 Apr (exc 6 Mar, 10 and 17 Apr)
9.30am – 10.45am
£42 per 6 week course and £49 per 7 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

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

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 21 Feb and 28 Feb – 24 Apr (exc 6 Mar, 10 and 17 Apr)
11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course and £49 per 7 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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Musical Memories

Led by Rona Topaz

A sociable choir for people living with dementia, led by a professional singer.

Even if you think you can’t sing a note, join in with popular jazz, pop and movie theme tunes from the 1940s through to 1980s. Songs covered include Fly Me To the Moon, Que Sera Sera, Edelweiss, You Are My Sunshine, King of the Road and more!

Carers don’t have to be present, so it’s a chance to have a little respite and relax in the Café Bar.

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 24 Apr (exc 21 Feb, 10 and 17 Apr)
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£6 per session, including one free carer

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 18 Jan, 14 Mar and 25 Apr
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Chris Bryant.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Suitable for 18+ years

Sat 29 Feb and 26 Apr
10am – 3pm
£34

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

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

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

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

Spring
Sun 19 Jan, 16 Feb, 15 Mar, 26 Apr
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

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Radioactive (12A)

Dir: Marjane Satrapi 2019 | 109 mins, UK/HU

A journey through Marie Curie’s enduring legacies. In Paris 1893, Marie (Rosamund Pike) meets fellow scientist Pierre Curie. The pair go on to marry and change the face of science forever. Their world-changing discoveries and the ensuing Nobel Prize propels the devoted couple into the international limelight.

WHY? The incredible, true story of Marie Curie and her groundbreaking scientific achievements

'Marie Curie gets her overdue biopic in a century-spanning drama illuminated by Marjane Satrapi's creative quirks' Variety

Click here to read the full review.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by professional artists Caroline Crawford and Amelia Pimlott.

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

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 10 Feb (exc 3 Feb), 24 Feb – 16 Mar, 23 Mar – 4 May
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

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The Truth (PG)

Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda 2019 | 106 mins, FR

(French with English subtitles)

Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve) is a star of French cinema. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir (Juliette Binoche) returns from New York to Paris. The reunion between mother and daughter will quickly turn to confrontation: truths will be told, accounts settled, loves and resentments confessed.

WHY? ‘Catherine Deneuve is magnificent as an imperious movie-star diva’ Variety

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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42nd Street (PG)

Encore screening, filmed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Fresh off the bus from small-town America, Peggy Sawyer is just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she’s always dreamed of…

WHY? Featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re in the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Dames and I Only Have Eyes For You

Courtyard Theatre
142 mins | £15

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RSC Live: King John

Richard the Lionheart is dead.

His brother John is King of England. Threatened from all sides by Europe, the English noblemen and even his own family - King John will stop at nothing to keep hold of his crown.

WHY? Shakespeare’s rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil vibrates with modern resonance in this vivid new production

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Jarlath Regan - Notions 11

Since bursting onto the scene in 2013 Jarlath has won unanimous rave reviews for his stand up and online content.

His new show is no different. Expect an expertly crafted hour of interlocking stand up and stories about the world we live in.

WHY? ‘Downright hilarious... his own brand of comedy genius’ The Irish Times

'Skilfully seeded stand-up that confirms Regan’s abilities to move with belly laughs and tears in a single routine' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in a whole hour' Metro

'Regan is an expert storyteller and this is a beautifully constructed show that I could have happily listened to for twice its length' The Arts Desk

Age guidance 14+ years.

Studio
£12


@Jarlath
@nordenfarm

Jarlath's website

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A Quiet Place Part II (cert tbc)

Dir: John Krasinski 2020 | Run time tbc, US

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

WHY? The follow up to hit film The Quiet Place, starring Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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£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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Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing near you!

Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props & set and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers. Travel on an adventure everyone can enjoy made entirely from your suggestions. Allons-y!

'Laughter so hard the seating shook' ★★★★★ One4Review

'A must see' ★★★★★ Scottish Field

'The Doctor would approve' ★★★★ BroadwayBaby

'A talented cast, sharp improv skills and a slick live soundscape' Recommended by the British Comedy Guide

'A splendid, inventive contagiously funny show [...] I’ll go again!' Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers)

Courtyard Theatre
£13 (£11 conc)

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Danni Nicholls

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

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

Her third studio album The Melted Morning was released 2019.

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

'A polished dark gem' Americana-UK

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

Studio
£12.50

@DanniNicholls
@nordenfarm

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London Zulu

An Afrobeat global funk mashup fronted by Soweto born, London raised vocalist Ingrid Webster.

Featuring members of the London collective Transglobal Underground.
The band was formed in tribute to Doreen Thobekile Webster, Ingrid’s mother. After being exiled from South Africa in the apartheid era, she became a major figure in the London African scene. She appeared in the musical Ipi Tombi, singing with Shikisha, Transglobal Underground, the KLF and many others. She was also a regular participant at Club Mwalimu.
Transglobal Underground produced her solo album London Zulu which was one of the first UK based Afro-electronic releases. After Doreen sadly passed away, her band reformed with Ingrid to play a number of tributes to her memory. The reaction to Doreen’s inspirational music and Ingrid’s charismatic onstage vibe was so strong that they’ve continued ever since. Ingrid and the band are still in regular demand around the city they’re named after.

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

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ELO Again

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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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.

Sun 8 Mar - Hugless Douglas by David Melling and Chicken Licken
Sun 5 Apr - TBC

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

The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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Tango Calor

Tango Calor is one of the most exciting tango bands performing in the UK.

The trio will take you on a journey from the night clubs of Buenos Aires to the salons of Paris with their evocative performances of traditional and contemporary tango music.
Mirek Salmon is one of the few players of the bandoneon (Argentine concertina) in the country. He formed the group in 2016 with sensational Latin vocalist Indira Roman (Salsa UK, Roberto Pla) and Dutch jazz pianist Daan Temmink. The band has performed in tango clubs and festivals around the country and gains new fans wherever they play. They are often called on to accompany visiting artists from Argentina and have also performed the works of Astor Piazzolla with members of the Welsh National Opera. In 2018 they were invited to play at the famous La Ghironda festival in Puglia.

'One of the best tango trios you will hear in the UK' Tango Alchemy

'If you want dancers to be out of their seats and enjoying great music, Tango Calor really does that' Viva la Dance

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Alvin Youngblood Hart

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

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

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

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£14

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9 to 5 The Musical

West End and Broadway Smash Hit 9 to 5 The Musical comes to Maidenhead.

With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnik, the show is based on the 1980 hit movie.

Pushed to boiling point, Violet, Judy and Doralee concoct a plan to get even with the sexiest, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot that is their boss. They dream up a scheme to
get even with their boss Franklin Hart! With Hart otherwise ‘engaged’ the ‘girls’ give their workplace a makeover and take control of the company!

WHY? This hilarious story of friendship and revenge is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little bit romantic

Courtyard Theatre
£19 (Wed and Sat 2.30pm), £18 conc (Wed and Sat 2.30pm), £20 (Thur, Fri and Sat 7.30pm)

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Some adult humour, bad language and mild nudity

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An Evening Without Kate Bush

The chaotic cabaret cult, An Evening Without Kate Bush is here!

Enter Strange Phenomena, howl with the The Hounds Of Love and dance on the moors with Wuthering Heights. Kate's not there, but you are.

From the makers of Julie Madly Deeply. But completely different.

Performer Sarah-Louise Young (The Showstoppers, La Soiree) has teamed up with director Russell Lucas (Warped at VAULT Festival) to explore the music and mythology of one of the most influential voices in British music.

From releasing Wuthering Heights at the age of 19 to selling out the Hammersmith Apollo nearly forty years later, Bush has always surprised and confounded her critics. Through it all her fans have stayed strong.

WHY? Young invites you to celebrate Kate's songs with this unique and mind-blowing show

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£14

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The Vinyl Frontier: Bridge Over Troubled Water

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

The best selling album of 1970 and 1971 celebrates its 50th birthday this year. Hear how innovative the album was but how it came to spell the end of the greatest duo in music history.

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£8

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Rosemary Clooney: A Life in Song

Natasha Seale fronts an all-star band to celebrate the life and music of the iconic vocalist Rosemary Clooney.

She presents her heartfelt tribute through a blend of narrative and a repertoire drawn from the delights of the 1950’s popular song book. Expect sensational swing, Latin grooves and familiar favourites steeped in the jazz tradition.

Natasha’s infectious energy and superb vocal performance take audiences on a journey through Rosemary’s rich and diverse career spanning 50 years. With classic favourites such as Come on-a My House to the Concord years featuring songs by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. She weaves charming anecdotes around the glitterati and close company Clooney kept with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, The Gershwins, Billie Holiday and Judy Garland.

WHY? ‘Natasha brings her own blend of pizzazz and musicality, breathing new life into these wonderful songs. Not to be missed’ Claire Martin OBE

‘A delight to listen to’ Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

Natasha Seale's website

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The Sound of Springsteen

The eight piece band take to the stage for the second year of touring in 2020.

With a passion for the work of 'The Boss', this tribute to Bruce Springsteen brings their years of live performances and recording to rock you with the legend's greatest hits and deep cuts.

WHY? With songs like, Born In The USA, Glory Days, Streets of Philadelphia and many more, this is a night of passion for Springsteen!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Fleece Lined

The line up of this local band consists of Abi Powell (vocals, rhythm guitar), Alfie Griffin (lead guitar), Kian Lonergan-Curry (bass) and Josh Lines (drums).

They regularly perform across Berkshire at pubs, bars and festivals.

WHY? Expect funky bass lines, gritty vocals, heartfelt lyrics, credible guitar solos and sleek percussion

Studio
£8 | £6 conc in advance
£10 | £8 conc on the door

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The Amy Winehouse Experience AKA Lioness

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£19 (£17 conc)

@WeAreLioness
@nordenfarm

The Amy Winehouse Experience Website

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The Heath Quartet with Tim Ridout (viola) & Bjorg Lewis (cello)

As their fame continues to build across the world, the ever-popular Heath Quartet has been selected for this Celebrity Concert.

Haydn Quartet in F minor, op 20/5
Beethoven Quintet in C op 29
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence

After playing a Haydn quartet, they will be joined by Tim Ridout (viola), now a BBC New Generation Artist, in a Beethoven quintet.

The concert ends with a sextet, Tchaikovsky’s lyrical Souvenir de Florence with the addition of Björg Lewis (cello). Don’t miss this charismatic ensemble!

WHY? Hear one of the UK’s top string quartets combine with other top performers to play sublime music


Maidenhead Music Society's website

The Heath Quartet website

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John Horler - A Tribute to Bill Evans

John returns to Norden Farm with Alec Dankworth.

This time in classic jazz trio format, celebrating the music of Bill Evans. They are joined by drummer Ronnie Jones, to mark the 60th anniversary of the release of seminal Bill Evans album Portrait in Jazz.

WHY? ‘A pianist who demands to be heard’ Jazz Notes

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£15 | £13 conc

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Voodoo Room - A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream

Paying tribute to these legends of rock.

A stunning power trio featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians who perform an incredible show in the true spirit of these legendary superstars.

No wigs, no gimmicks - simply great music played by great musicians!

Featuring classics such as Hey Joe, Sunshine Of Your Love, Purple Haze, Layla and more.

Members of Voodoo Room have recorded and toured with Stevie Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder and many other high profile artists.

With standing ovations the norm, the word on the street is Voodoo Room are not to be missed!

WHY? 'Superb' Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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Rob Newman: Philosophy Show - Work in Progress

Catch Rob Newman as he tries out new material for the next series of his BBC Radio 4 stand-up philosophy show Total Eclipse of Descartes.

WHY? ‘Hugely entertaining, gleefully jaunty and refreshingly intelligent… I loved it’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘He is one amazing comedian’ Time Out

‘Intellectually charged and adorably ambitious…a delightfully digestible dose of brain food’ The Times

Winner: Best Scripted Comedy – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019

Winner: Best Comedy with a live audience – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019.

Age guidance 14+ years.

Studio
£14

@mrrobnewman
@nordenfarm

Rob Newman's Website

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Pop Divas Live!

Get ready to experience all your favourite pop divas as the greatest female stars of today appear on the same stage for the first time ever!

The UK’s number one girl band tribute, Little Mix kick off the show, then Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Rihanna all join in the fun for two hours of non-stop hits. There’s even an appearance from American YouTube teen sensation JoJo Siwa, making her Pop Divas Live! debut for 2020!

Whether you’re a grown up who listens on the radio or a little one who watches on a tablet, we guarantee you’ll love every tune! There’s even a chance for four lucky little divas to join the stars live on stage!

WHY? Whether you are 4 or 64, don’t miss the UK’s number 1 pop tribute!

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 under 16s)
Family and Friends ticket £48

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Spy Monkey

Join Hanuman, our brave and intrepid Monkey Intelligence Officer, on his most important secret mission to date!

He will need to use all his extraordinary superpowers to find and rescue the captured Princess Sita from Ravana, a wicked ten-headed demon King, and could do with your help!

Three incredible performers use hip-hop and Bharata Natyam dance, music and story-telling to excite and engage young audiences and adults alike.

Age guidance 4+ years

WHY? Full of daring and wit, this is a contemporary twist on a classic Indian tale from the Ramayana

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Slime

Slug and Caterpillar are starving, and the only leaf left in the garden is just out of reach.

Slug thinks they should work together. Get the leaf, eat the leaf, play a game, be friends.

Caterpillar has other ideas. Slugs are gross, they’re covered in slime and they have terrible taste in music.Things get sticky.

Enter the undergrowth to SQUISH, SQUELCH and PLAY your way through this hilarious, surreal show, told with a handful of words and lots of SLIME.

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

WHY? ‘A microscopic world of epic adventure… with or without kids its a howling delight’ The Guardian

‘Inclusivity runs right through this piece… Packed with invention and laughs’
★★★★ The Stage

‘Perfect for the age range it’s aimed at’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

‘A real heart-warming delight’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh49

‘Highly recommend this show as a really welcoming, fun and exciting way into theatre for small children’ ★★★★ Theatre Bubble

’10 out of 5 stars - Isobel aged 4’ Edinburgh Life With Kids

‘The Herd have created a vibrant and inviting playground-set that encourages the touching and feeling of the various spongy, slimy and crunchy materials around you’
Hot Potato

‘Perfectly pitched performance…The set had the delightful feel of muted, gentle soft play’ The Yorkshire Times

Studio
45 mins plus 15 minutes stay and play.
£11 (£9 under 16s)
£36 Family and Friends ticket (4 people)

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Pierre Novellie & Jayde Adams

Pierre Novellie is one of the best up-and-coming comedians in the United Kingdom.

Pierre is a correspondent on BBC2’s The Mash Report hosted by Nish Kumar and performed on the most recent series of Comedy Central's Stand Up Central. He previously had a regular role in Channel 4's three-part Comedy Blap Outsiders as well as appearing in BBC2's Joke Thievespilot opposite Marcus Brigstocke, BBC3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live and 4OD’s comedy series Taxi Gags and a guest on Frank Skinner’s Radio 4 panel show The Rest is History.


Off the back of her 'brilliant, career making' (★★★★★ The Metro) 2019 show The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face Jayde Adams is writing a new one and is bringing it to Norden Farm to practice on the beautiful people of Maidenhead.

Like many white people before her (desperately clinging onto social relevance), Jayde Adams has travelled the world absorbing cultures on a journey of self-discovery. Digging around in her family tree, her father uncovered a disappointing secret, the Adams bloodline has only ever resided in Bristol. Can Jayde Adams stay relevant in an age of multiculturalism or is it time to wheel out her half Chinese brother?

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One Duck Down

7,000 rubber ducks. 7 seas. 1 big adventure!

One Duck Down is inspired by a true tale (featured on Blue Planet II) that saw 7000 Rubber Ducks cast adrift in a mighty storm. Jam packed with music, clowning and puppetry and with a set and props which are recycled from the lost and found of rubbish both on land and at sea, join our unlikely but lovable hero Billy as he is swept up on an ocean clear up adventure that would make David Attenborough proud.

Winner of Best Family Show at VAULT Festival 2018

WHY? ‘A perfect show for kids’ ★★★★★ Families Edinburgh

'A heart-warming production' ★★★★★ Three Weeks

'A magical wholesome family show' ★★★★★ Edinburgh 49

'One Duck Down is utterly brilliant in every way' ★★★★★ West End Wilma

'You will laugh and smile for the rest of the day' ★★★★★ Upper Circle

'Impossible for the whole family not to enjoy' ★★★★★ Spy in the Stalls

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Never 42

The UK’s premier Level 42 tribute band.

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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Nick Smart (trumpet)

One of Europe's most creative jazz musicians.

His versatility as a trumpet player has allowed him to perform alongside many international jazz stars including George Russell, Bob Brookmeyer, John Hollenbeck. Supported by The Pendulum Quartet: Will Gibson (sax/bass clarinet), Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? ‘Smart plays with brightness, tight timing and subtle intonation’ The Guardian

Studio
£15 | £13 conc | £5 under 16s

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Concertini with The Haystacks Band (Relaxed)

Grab your tiny dancers for a toe-tapping concert of hits performed in a fresh, upbeat Country Pop style.

With music from Jess Glynne, George Ezra, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift. Concertinis are a relaxed environment, ideal for children with SEND.

Age Guidance: all ages

WHY? The Haystacks are joined by Makaton signer Rachel Davison

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Magical Bones: Black Magic

Following a totally sold out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the star of international stage hit Impossible takes to the road with his much-anticipated debut solo UK tour.

Direct from appearances on BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks, and his acclaimed London residency, join one of the most explosive names in street magic today as he effortlessly combines intricate sleight of hand with jaw dropping break-dance moves in one of the most awe-inspiring shows you’ll see this year.

WHY? ‘What is happening on stage really is magic’ The Telegraph

‘Magical Bones performance is stunning’ Evening Standard

'Magical Bones boggled our minds' Official London Theatre

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£15

Presented by Broken Robot Productions.

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Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

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

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

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

Recent TV includes Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible, she’s a regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.

WHY? ‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald

‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful‘ The Telegraph

Age Guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's Website

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Family Ceilidh

Join our live band for easy to learn dance steps and lots of laughter.

Experience the fun of a reel and a jig around the Long Barn!

WHY? A great way for families to spend some fine quality time together

Long Barn

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Zoe and Cloyd

Zoe and Cloyd is a North Carolina duo made up of renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist John Cloyd Miller.

With soaring harmonies, outstanding musicianship and heartfelt songwriting, Zoe and Cloyd seamlessly combine original folk, acoustic country, old-time and bluegrass. From a lineage of klezmer and jazz musicians, Natalya trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts before moving south in 2004. John is a twelfth-generation North Carolinian and grandson of a pioneering bluegrass fiddler. He’s also a fine songwriter and winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. Zoe and Cloyd have toured extensively across the USA and have released three albums to date, with their latest collection I Am Your Neighbor released by Organic Records in 2019 to warm reviews.

'I’m a sucker for great duo harmony singing, well-written originals, choice material, and fine playing - all of these are here with Zoe and Cloyd. I absolutely love them!' Alice Gerrard

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Nell and Jim Band

Genre-busting artists and joyful music infused with folk, bluegrass, Americana, roots, swing, jazz, and blues.

With Nell Robinson on flute and vocals, Jim Nunally on guitar and vocals, Jim Kerwin on bass fiddle, Alex Aspinall on percussion and Rob Reich on accordion and keyboards.

WHY? Supported by The Allen Family band, playing real bluegrass, swing, old time and country

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£14 | £12 conc

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Tom Houghton - Honour Tour

‘The Honourable’ Tom Houghton has been storming the comedy circuit with his hilarious stories and sharp-eyed silver spoon observations.

Whether it’s growing up with a Dad who is the Ex-Chief of Defence Staff, living in the Tower of London or lifting the lid on the all-boys boarding school environment. Every tale will fascinate, make you think and have you doubled over with laughter.

Tom is the ultra-privileged master of making the seemingly unrelatable, relatable. Witness a rare look behind the curtain of a world known by so few. Inhabited by larger than life characters, hilarious mis-adventures and discover that true honour often lies where you’d least expect.

Latecomers not admitted. Ages guidance 14+ years.

WHY? ‘Get a ticket today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A star is born’ ★★★★★ One 4 Review

‘Clever, passionate, soulful’ ★★★★★ The New European

‘A twisted view of the world’ ★★★★★ The Sunday Express

‘This unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute’ ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

‘A crafty idiot’ ★★★★ The Daily Mail

‘Now that’s class’ ★★★★ Fringe Guru

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£15 (£13 conc)

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Bye Bye Baby

Bye Bye Baby are a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon Jersey Boys and the timeless, iconic music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Incredible four part harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show that will make it a night remember!

WHY? Includes 31 of Valli’s greatest hits including Sherry, December ’63 (Oh What A Night), Grease, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin’, Working My Way Back To You and many more!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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The Vinyl Frontier: Culture Club vs Paul Young

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

Two LPs that signpost the 80s. Culture Club's second LP featured some of the decade's most iconic tunes - but so did Paul Young's debut. Both reached No 1 but which one is better? Only one way to find out...

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£8

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Last of The Summer Wine

A sparkling adaptation of Roy Clarke’s world-famous comedy.

Julian Dutton recreates the immortal adventures of Foggy, Clegg and Compo in three of their classic tales.

Last of the Summer Wine is officially the longest-running and one of the best loved sitcoms in the world, still shown on UK Gold. BAFTA winning impressionist Julian Dutton takes to the stage in an astonishing new recreation, bringing to life the sublime characters, the anarchic fun and the wry wisdom of the three hilarious Yorkshire men.

A one-man impression show presenting three of their best loved episodes – Isometrics and After, Whoops! and the immortal Stop That Bath!.

Julian Dutton is co-creator, writer and star of BBC1’s The Big Impression, BBC 2’s Pompidou with Matt Lucas, and Radio Academy Gold Award-winning series The Secret World.

WHY? ‘An impressionist tour de force’ Independent

‘One of the best vocal performers around’ BBC Comedy

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£15 (£13 conc)

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Oysland

A five piece Klezmer band who embody the new generation of Yiddish roots music.

The award-winning group re-imagine music from times past, exploring the connections between Klezmer and other folk traditions in Eastern Europe and beyond. Drawing on the Polish and Slovakian roots of its band members they delve into century-old lullabies, exuberant wedding dances and peculiar hay-making stories.

WHY? ‘Compelling depth and authenticity’ Resonance FM

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£15 | £13 conc

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Old Fools

The bittersweet story of Tom and Viv: their love, and the life they’ve shared together – from first spark to dying light…but not necessarily in that order.

WHY? A surprising and touching play about one couple’s experience of Alzheimer's which rejoices in living in the moment and shows how memories constitute romance

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£14 | £12 conc

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Nick Helm – Phoenix from the Flames

Resurrected from the ashes, the two time Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and International Treasure in Waiting shakes his ass, sings songs and rights wrongs. You don’t deserve this...

WHY? 'The man is brutal, but by AC/DC he's talented with it' ★★★★★ The Latest
‘A true comedy daredevil’ ★★★★ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£14

Suitable for ages 16+ years

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Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

In 2017, Mark Watson - a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem - was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.

It really wasn’t for him at all because his favourite things include safety, comfort, food and not being scared and miserable. But the experience changed the shambolic comedian for the better, and now he's written a sort of motivational talk about what it taught him. But still with jokes.

WHY? 'Quite unlike anything else I’ve seen in almost 20 years of covering the Fringe... witty, warm, perfectly judged' ★★★★★ Telegraph

'This is a stand-up operating at the very top of his game' ★★★★ Independent

'He always displays an innate understanding of what the audience wants... creating a bespoke experience for every gig, an added flourish to a strong hour of stand-up' ★★★★ Chortle

'A quick-fire hour of fun' ★★★★ Metro

Age guidance 14+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Iota

A very special show!

IOTA are BBC's The Voice finalist and Poozies vocalist - Sally Barker, musical dynamo and Fairport Convention collaborator - Anna Ryder and TRADarrr multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter - Marion Fleetwood.

All members of the Sandy Denny Project, their voices seamlessly combine in rich, fulfilling harmonies with a wealth of instruments - fiddle, cello, guitars, keyboards and banjo.

'When the planets align, great things happen. Now three stars have!' Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention)

'Three witty, intelligent and above all superbly musical women. All great solo performers in their own right. Together, beautiful harmonies and quality songwriting by classy multi-instrumentalists' Phil Beer (Show Of Hands)

'I’m so excited that three of my favourite singer/songwriters and performers have formed this great new trio. They are fab!' Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention)

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The Canary and the Crow

The journey of a working class black kid who’s accepted to a prestigious grammar school.

This award-winning lyrical, semi-autobiographical show features original live music. Grime, hip hop and theatre combine to tell a story of the struggle between a new environment that doesn’t accept you and an old one that has no opportunity.

WHY? ‘The audience was on their feet before the show was even finished in this outstanding piece of politically charged theatre’ ★★★★★ The List

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Presented by Middle Child.

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Veronica and Max

Veronica Sbergia and Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 1920s and 1930s.

They keep this precious musical heritage alive whilst playing it with a modern twist. Performing on strictly acoustic instruments such as ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and double bass.

WHY? ‘Good time blues is alive and well’ Folk and Roots Magazine

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£14 | £12 conc

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Small Fakers

The UK's only tribute to the 1960s mod legends the Small Faces.

Now in their 13th year, the band are popular throughout the UK. Performing all the biggest and best Small Faces songs including Itchycoo Park, Lazy Sunday, All Or Nothing and Sha La La La Lee alongside fan favourites and tracks from the LP Ogdens Nut Gone Flake.

WHY? ‘The spirit of Marriott with uncanny precision’ Sunday Express

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Strictly Movie Musicals

The story of The Hollywood Musical.

Award winning singer Robert Habermann tells the incredible story from the first movie musical The Jazz Singer to the kaleidoscopic Busby Berkeley musicals, iconic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers musicals, MGM and on to Disney.

WHY? Expect songs from Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Doris Day plus 9 to 5, Adele's Skyfall and a medley of Oscar winning tunes

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Fathers' Day Concertini with Rob Castell

Musical theatre tunes and family favourites including songs from The Lion King and The Greatest Showman.

Concertinis are a relaxed environment, ideal for children with SEND.

Age Guidance: all ages

WHY? Little people can dance, sing and move around!

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

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Adam Hess and Norris & Parker

Adam Hess is five foot eleven, hates other families' plates and held his 18th birthday party on a riverboat so when people realised how boring it was they couldn't leave.

‘I’ve seen few shows that are funnier’ The Times


Katie Norris and Sinead Parker promise to lure you into their web of dark and surreal comedy like two black widows in Lycra.

‘A bedrock of fine, funny writing and skilful comic performance’ ★★★★ The Guardian

WHY? Top comedians preview new material ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Festival

Studio
£10

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Astrid - The Storm Sessions Acoustic Tour

The duo are Willie Campbell and Charlie Clark.

Their influences range from the Everly Brothers, Hank Williams, Motown and indie. Their relaxed manner on stage and infectious enjoyment of performing ensure that all that come to see Astrid leave humming a song and smiling.

WHY? 'Two pop perfect voices in close Everly harmony, a flawless example of jangling dreamscapery' The Sunday Times

Studio
£14 | £12 conc

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Klezmer - Got the Jewish Blues

Learn all about klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Jewish eastern Europe.

lana Cravitz (The London Klezmer Quartet) is one of the world's leading klezmer fiddlers. She illustrates the historical context and tells tales about the lives and times of the musicians who played this essential party music.

WHY? With live music, crackly old recordings and colourful anecdotes. There may be dancing...

Studio
£14 | £12 conc

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An Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville

Gorgeously ravishing, deliciously risqué and a little bit ridiculous.

The travelling vaudeville show returns with a glittering, sizzling line-up of showgirls, comedy and cabaret acts! The line up includes glittering burlesque showgirl Evelyn Carnate; modern day Mae West Ivy Paige; music hall madame Aunty Mae and mesmerising tease artist Demi Noire.

WHY? Expect the unexpected, be ready for a beautiful, brash and bawdy night of very grown up entertainment!

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Peter Churchill (vocals/piano)

Peter's innovative style and astonishing creativity always produces a performance with the wow factor.

He is highly respected in his field as lecturer in Jazz Vocals and Choral Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall. Supported by Simon Allen (saxes), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? Pete has been accompanist to legendary jazz singer Mark Murphy and conductor of the Kenny Wheeler Big Band

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£15 | £13 conc | £5 under 16s

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Midsummer Ceilidh

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

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

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

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Midsummer Ceilidh

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

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

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

Long Barn
£15 | £13 RBWM Advantage Card

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Razzamataz Theatre School (Reading)

Come along and join our Razz students as we take you on a journey through the worlds of commercial pop and music theatre.

Featuring songs from hit shows such as The Sound of Music, Oliver and The Addams Family, as well as favourites from the pop and commercial world, the Razzamataz Showcase 2020 is guaranteed to make you smile!

So sit back and enjoy the talents of the Razz Reading students!

Courtyard Theatre
£12 (£10 conc)

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The Total 60s and 70s Show

Experience the two greatest decades in rock.

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

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

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

‘The greatest sixties band on the planet’ Time Out

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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Macbeth

Join an all-female troupe for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare's classic.

Forget the tears and tragedy - this is a frantic, delirious, full-of-beans show like you've never seen before.

Pedalling from venue to venue with all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes, the HandleBards are a four-strong troupe of actors who are spending the summer bringing environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK.

WHY? ‘Explodes with energy and is a genuine treat from start to finish’ ★★★★★ The Stage

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

Presented by The Handlebards.

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The Ladies of Nettlebed

A unique evening as four outstanding local female performers take the stage, sharing songs especially chosen and arranged for the occasion.

This impressive line-up comprising Jackie Oates, Charlie Dore, Megan Henwood and Rowan Godel will perform both individually and together. The Norden Farm audience is in for a treat as these four highly regarded performers bring very individual talents to this rare show.

Jackie Oates is a much loved and in demand award winning folk singer with seven albums under her belt plus music featured on CBeebies, ITV's Midsomer Murders and BBC2's Michael Wood’s Britain: A Peoples’ History.

Charlie Dore is one of the UK's most respected songwriters. Her songs have been covered by many artists including George Harrison, Tina Turner and Celine Dion. A multi award winner, her songs have reached UK No 1 and US No 4, while her own Dark Matter album won 2017’s Best Album and Best Lyrics from the US Indie Acoustic Project.

Megan Henwood is an award winning songwriter, guitarist and vocalist on the acoustic scene and has also written for many other artists and projects. She's performed solo and with a full band all over Europe and toured with the likes of Show Of Hands and Eric Bibb.

Rowan Godel is a former Oysterband and Levellers collaborator who earlier this year played the chainmaker Bird in Townsend Productions touring folk opera Rouse Ye Women with music by John Kirkpatrick.

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The Vinyl Frontier: The 2020 Singles Championships

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

Eight challengers bring their favourite three 7" singles to try and make it through to the final and be crowned Singles Champion 2020. The audience vote for their favourite in each heat in the most popular Vinyl Frontier event of the calendar. Come and be part of that audience!

Studio
£8

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Basil Brush's Family Fun Show

Britain's most loveable fox takes you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song.

He’s most recently appeared on CBBC’s Crackerjack. This show for all the family is specially written for the live stage and packed with fun and excitement. Come join in the mayhem!

WHY? ‘Basil Brush is back with a boom – the children loved it’ ★★★★ Kids Day Out Reviews

‘The show was great – I recommend to anyone with school age children’ ★★★★ WhatsGoodToDo.co.uk

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy in association with Basil Brush Limited.

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

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Basil Brush Unleashed

Showbiz legend, national treasure, fox. Children of the 1970s, 2000s (and everything in-between) – this one’s for you as Basil goes prime time!

Join him as he takes to the road in a show just for adults! Basil’s Edinburgh Festival show last year was much talked about and a sold out run.
Fresh from appearances on Channel 4’s The Last Leg and ITV2’s Celebrity Juice, join Basil as he gives his comedic take on everything from Love Island to Westminster, in his trademark anarchic style.

WHY? ‘Hilarious’ Digital Spy

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy in association with Basil Brush Limited.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Norden Farm Night Market

The Night Market returns by popular demand!

An atmospheric evening, perfect for browsing unique artisan stalls from local artists and craftspeople.

Featuring live acoustic sets from local musicians. The Café Bar is open all evening, serving craft ales, fine wines and a full food menu (5.30pm-7.45pm).

WHY? A unique and relaxed way to do some summer shopping!

Long Barn Free Entry

Click here to apply for a stall at the summer Night Market on Friday 7 August.

  •   7 Aug FREE
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The Total Who Show

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

The Total Who Show Website

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Moonrakers Folk Orchestra Workshop

The four piece band play harp, cello, stringed instruments, whistles with female and male vocals.

They perform traditional Celtic and contemporary folk music.

Join the band for a whole day workshop, working through acoustic arrangements of folk tunes.

WHY? ‘Uplifting, sensitively crafted songs and tunes’ FATEA magazine

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£40 workshop (includes ticket for gig)
£15 gig

Click here to book for the gig.

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Moonrakers Folk Orchestra

The four piece band play harp, cello, stringed instruments, whistles with female and male vocals.

They perform traditional Celtic and contemporary folk music.

Join the band for a whole day workshop, working through acoustic arrangements of folk tunes.

WHY? ‘Uplifting, sensitively crafted songs and tunes’ FATEA magazine

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£15 gig | £40 workshop (includes ticket for gig)

Click here to book for the workshop.

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Siobhan Miller

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

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

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

Studio
£16.50

Siobhan Miller's Website

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Dom Joly

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@domjoly
@nordenfarm

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Matt Richardson: Imposter

Following an acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Festival, the multi award-winning comedian takes to the road with a brand-new nationwide tour.

Fresh from appearances on ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, Celebrity Juice, Love Island: Aftersun and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, join the Red Bull Soapbox host for a trademark hour of ‘high wattage stand up’ (The Guardian).

‘High wattage charisma from a talented young comic whose star is on the rise’ The Guardian

‘Hilarious and Charming’ The Mirror

‘Sharp, Funny and Warm’ Heat Magazine

‘Hilarious… Richardson delivers the kind of crude which has you giggling into the palm of your hand… one of the top comedians at the fringe’ ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

Studio
£16

Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Blue Book Artist Management.

@MattRichardson3
@nordenfarm

@Matt Richardson's Website

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Marlon Solomon - Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale

Marlon's a Jew. This didn't bother him much until he discovered that some people he knew didn't believe the Holocaust happened.

From 9/11 to shape-shifting lizards and Holocaust denial, this is a darkly comic tale of one man's journey through the conspiracy underworld.

WHY? ‘Shrewd, funny and important’ The Guardian

Age guidance 13+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@supergutman
@nordenfarm

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Harry Baker - I am 10,000

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

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

WHY? 'Ferociously intelligent' ★★★★ Scotsman

Studio
£12

@harrybakerpoet
@nordenfarm

Harry Baker's Website

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Kris Drever

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter.

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

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

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

'The folk revival has a new standard bearer' Q

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

'Completely infectious' ★★★★★ BBC Music

'Utterly stunning' fRoots

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

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

'Kris Drever is a serious talent' Mojo

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Jen Brister - Under Privilege

Jen has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes).

So what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of 'privilege'. Who has it? Who doesn't? And why does no one like to admit they have any?

WHY? ★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ Skinny | ★★★★ List

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

@JenBrister
@nordenfarm

Jen Brister's Website

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Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

He combines comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised.

WHY? From fog-filled, helium-propelled rocket bubbles, to tornado bubbles, the Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages

Suitable for all ages.

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

@bubguy
@nordenfarm

Amazing Bubbleman Website

  •  27 Oct
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Halloween Barn Dance

A spooky Halloween Barn Dance featuring live music from Norden Farm favourites Cut a Shine.

Dance your socks off in wigs, hats and costumes while raising the rafters of the 18th century Long Barn.

Zombies, Ghosts and Witches all welcome …

Long Barn
£15

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John Lennon Tribute UK

Visualise a young Lennon and you have Gaz Keenan. Add a highly professional backing band and from the start you know this is a live music experience you won't forget.

The Lennon Retrospective is a two hour show that promises to take you on a journey through John Lennon’s popular back catalogue, serving up classic solos and Lennon penned early Beatles classics.

Fronted by Gaz Keenan, the band of professional musicians have played theatres countywide with the show, designed to offer an authentic Lennon experience.

A look alike and sound alike, Gaz featured in the ITV show The Big Audition which he went on to win. His ability to recreate John's soulful vocals alongside passionate guitar and piano work, is clear to see on stage. The show is stitched together with costume changes, uncanny mannerisms and caustic wit.

WHY? 'No-one can top Gaz who looks like Lennon in his early years' The Daily Express

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

Members of Magnum’s classic era line-ups reunite to perform classic Magnum songs from the celebrated 1978-94 period.

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

Highlights of the band’s career include regular sold-out tours and appearances at major festivals.

The line up includes:

Mark Stanway (keyboards) (Magnum 1980-2016, Grand Slam)
Micky Barker (drums) (Magnum 1985-95)
Richard Bailey (keyboards, flute) (Magnum 1975-80, Whitesnake)
Mo Birch (vocals, percussion) (Magnum, Go West, UB40)

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth & I

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Geoff Norcott - Taking Liberties

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘A Right laugh’ Guardian

‘Happily, he is very funny’ Telegraph

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

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

Geoff Norcott's Website

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Gold

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

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£19

@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's Website

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