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Lantern Making Workshop – Nicholsons Centre

Get parade ready in 20 mins!

Drop in to the Nicholsons Centre to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Sun 27 Nov | 10.30am - 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £4 per person

Sun 4 Dec | 10.30am - 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £4 per person


Other Drop In Lantern Making Workshops:

There are also Drop In Lantern Making Workshops at Maidenhead Library on Parade Day:

Sat 10 Dec | 10.30am - 2pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £4 per person


Find out more about this year's Lantern Parade here.

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One Snowy Night

A Tale from Percy’s Park by Nick Butterworth.

One winter's night it was so cold it began to snow
Great big snowflakes fell past the window of Percy's hut…


Percy the Park keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter’s night Percy finds his little friends shivering on the doorstep – they need more than food and he must find a way to help them…

A snuggly, fun and heart-warming story, with songs to sing along to and furry friends to meet. Age guidance 3+ years.

‘Magical – an ideal introduction to the theatre for children’ ★★★★★ The Stage

Created by Slot Machine, the company that brought the hit Christmas shows Miki and Kipper's Snowy Day to Norden Farm.

‘A little gem! ...Very creative and so much fun. Our daughter couldn't stop laughing out loud’ ★★★★★ Netmums

Meet Nick Butterworth
Acclaimed children's author Nick Butterworth will be joining us in the foyer to sign books after both the 11am and 2pm performances on Saturday 3 December.
Copies of One Snowy Night and other selected Nick Butterworth titles will be available on the day and online.

One Snowy Night Art Competition
Enter for the chance to win a goody bag and turn on the Christmas Lights with Percy the Park Keeper at Maidenhead Town Hall on Saturday 26 November! Click here for more information and to download an entry form

Relaxed Performances
The performances on Saturday 3 December at 11am and Wednesday 28 December at 11am are Relaxed. Ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

Signed Performance
The performance on Wednesday 21 December at 11am will be signed.

Run Time
One Snowy Night is 50 minutes long.

Tickets
Courtyard Theatre
£15 | £13 under 16s
£52 Family & Friends (4 people)

Tickets for children under 18 months
For this show, tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps

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Hot Desk at the Farm

Looking for somewhere different to work? Need a break from your usual desk? Rent a co-working space in the 18th century farmhouse at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead.

For £40 per desk per day (+ VAT) you can expect:

• A desk space in a co-working office in a creative environment
• Available from 11am to 10pm Tuesday to Saturday
• Free WiFi
• Free parking and bike racks
• On site Café and Bar – for breaks or business meetings
• Access to tea and coffee making facilities
• 3 workstations available

This is a unique working environment, a place where you can network with other creatives.

There’s on site entertainment every day (cinema, gigs, comedy) and bookable meeting spaces including the atmospheric Long Barn which holds up to 80 people.

So if you need a break from your normal working day, become part of the vibrant community at Norden Farm.

Just book your spot online and turn up!

Covid safety:
Our co-working spaces are located in the Farmhouse. So that the room can be sanitised between each use, the booking cut off for a Hot Desk is 9pm the night before.
Hand sanitiser stations can be found at each entrance to the building and at other points throughout the venue. Please use the sanitiser on arrival.
You can read more Covid safety information here.

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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

You will need your own mat.

Tues 6 Sept – 11 Oct (exc 4 Oct), 18 Oct – 22 Nov (exc 25 Oct), 29 Nov – 20 Dec
12pm - 1pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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In the Window, Through the Window

Led by Jo Hall

Many artists have taken inspiration from windows and views through them. This course will reference some of these, providing ideas for your own compositions. Reference material will be provided by the tutor and you will also be encouraged to work from your own sketches or photos.

Please bring drawing materials and either pastels or watercolours as outlined in the information below:
Watercolour paints, brushes, palette and water potsor pastels
Watercolour (cold pressed, 300gsm) or pastel paper (at least A3 size)
Cartridge paper or sketchbook
Table easel (best for pastel) or block to tilt board will be fine for watercolour
Drawing board, paper towel, tape or clips to attach paper
Some paper will be available from the tutor

Reference for the first week will be supplied and you will be encouraged to bring your own for subsequent weeks. It is always best to work from your own sketches and photos.

Tues Oct 25 - Nov 29
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course

  •  29 Nov
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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Tues 6 Sept – 11 Oct (exc 4 Oct), 18 Oct – 22 Nov (exc 25 Oct), 29 Nov – 20 Dec
1.30pm - 2.30pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

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.

Tues 6 Sept - 4 Oct, Tues 11 Oct - 15 Nov (exc 25 Oct), Tues 22 Nov - 20 Dec
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Daytime Deewane

It’s 1997 and London is about to have its last daytime rave.

The end of an era is approaching. British South Asians flock for their last taste of rebellion. Among them are cousins Farhan and Sadiq. Both very different. Both escaping something. Both trying to decide what it means to be British and Pakistani, to be Muslim and a man – and they’ve got until 6pm to figure it out.

Inspired by the daytime raves of 1990s British Asian culture, Daytime Deewane explores the beauty and struggle of living with a multi-cultural identity as a teenager. Featuring a DJ mix merging soundscapes, dance music and spoken word, this immersive new show is an exhilarating gig theatre adventure.

Daytime Deewane, by Azan Ahmed, is the latest production from Half Moon, the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company, winner of the 2019 and 2018 Offies Award (Off West End Theatre) for Best Production for Young People Age 13+ (Crowded and What Once Was Ours).

Run time 60 mins

Content Warning: Daytime Deewane includes mild references to self-harm. As part of depicting the experience of British South Asians in the 1990s, at times characters in the play refer to language which is racially offensive.

Studio
£15

Half Moon Theatre website
@HalfMoonTheatre
@nordenfarm

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The Banshees of Inisherin (cert tbc)

Dir: Martin McDonagh 2022 | 109 mins

1923 on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland. Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson) are lifelong friends. They find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship.

A stunned Padraic, aided by his sister Siobhan and troubled young islander Dominic, endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer.

But Padraic's repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend's resolve. When Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.

From the writer and director of In Bruges and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

‘Farrell is fantastic, delivering one of his best-ever performances’ ★★★★ Empire

£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.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Wed 30 Nov 8pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings are optional. Food and drink from our Cafe Bar can be taken into the theatre as normal.

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 29 Nov 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, 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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Little Wrigglers (Wednesdays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

Wed 14 Sept - 14 Dec (exc 26 Oct and 2 Nov)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

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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Beginners/Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is particularly suited to beginners, those returning to yoga having had a break, those with specific injuries or conditions or even those that consider themselves to be of a ‘certain age’ that might need a less challenging approach. We will cover general breathing practises, the basic and gentler postures, together with general information and possible discussion around movement and the potential difficulties we might come up against.

The aim will be to relax and enjoy.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of nearly 30 years of practice and study, with a broad experience of many styles and teachers. In recent years I have been moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential and ‘felt’ approach, influenced by teachers who have been inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.

Summer
Wed 15 Jun - 20 Jul, Wed 27 Jul - 17 Aug
11am - 12.15pm
£10 per session, £28 per 4 week course, £35 per 5 week course, £42 per 6 week course

Autumn
Wed 14 Sept - 26 Oct, Wed 2 Nov - 14 Dec
11am - 12.15pm
£10 per session | £49 per 7 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

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Crafternoons

Led by Kayleigh Robinson.

Norden Farm's Crafternoons are relaxed crafting sessions for older people.

Get crafty with a range of activities, or bring along your own projects to work on with support from tutor Kayleigh Robinson.

You can learn new skills, meet new people and try something new, a cup of tea is included with the ticket price. If you are unable to attend in person you can log on from home to chat and join in the session.

Wed 23 Nov Marbled Vases
Wed 30 Nov Christmas Card
Wed 7 Dec Christmas Wreath
Wed 14 Dec Christmas Ornament
Wed 21 Dec Snow Globe


Wed 11 Jan Tie Dye Tote Bags
Wed 18 Jan Yarn String Ball Lights
Wed 25 Jan Mosaic
Wed 1 Feb Still Life Drawing
Wed 15 Feb Cloud Decorations
Wed 22 Feb Mini Scented Cushions
Wed 1 Mar Button Bowl
Wed 8 Mar Watercolour
Wed 15 Mar Book Folding Art
Wed 22 Mar Decoupage
Wed 29 Mar Puzzle Piece Art
Wed 5 Apr Easter Egg Decorating
Wed 12 Apr Miniature Garden
Wed 19 Apr Collage
Wed 26 Apr Ceramic Plates

Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.

Suitable for ages 60+ years.
Wed 22 Jun - 24 Aug, Wed 7 Sept – 21 Dec
2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea

These are blended sessions, where you can take part in person at Norden Farm or online via Zoom.

If you need transport to Norden Farm for this session please contact Jess Thompson at jess.thompson@nordenfarm.org / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute 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.

Wed 7 Sept - 5 Oct, Wed 12 Oct - 16 Nov (exc 26 Oct), Wed 23 Nov - 21 Dec
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Mitch Benn: It's About Time

'The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once' Albert Einstein (probably)

If it feels like the past is catching up with us and the future isn’t what it used to be, then fear not!

Mitch Benn, comedian, songwriter and thinker of deep thoughts, (not to mention 'the country's leading musical satirist' The Times) is back, clock in one hand and guitar in the other, to help you look at time in a whole new way.

Studio
£15

Mitch Benn's website
@MitchBenn
@nordenfarm

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (B)

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.

Wed 7 Sept - 5 Oct, Wed 12 Oct - 16 Nov (exc 26 Oct), Wed 23 Nov - 21 Dec
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

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

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

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

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

Thur 8 Sept - 15 Dec
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Classes on Thursday 24 November and Thursday 1 December will be led by Carla Leech

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (C)

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.

Thur 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Thur 13 Oct - 17 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Thur 3 Nov - 22 Dec
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Rob Newman: Live On Stage

Fresh from his BBC Radio 4 series Rob Newman On Air, the award-winning comedian’s new show is a stand up epic that goes from cave paintings to car-free cities to ask: Who are we? Where are we going? And how do spiders fly?

Rob Newman tells a story of how dancing in step saved prehistoric humans and how new scientific discoveries may help us take the right steps to a life after oil.

'He is one amazing comedian' Time Out

'Newman combines proper scientific argument with dazzling shafts of wit' The Times

'The funniest comedian I have ever seen' Sunday Times

'Refreshingly intelligent and hugely entertaining!' The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

Rob Newman's website
@mrrobnewman
@nordenfarm

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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.

Thur 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Thur 13 Oct - 17 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Thur 3 Nov - 22 Dec
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

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.

Fri 16 Sept - 16 Dec (exc 28 Oct, 4 and 18 Nov)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

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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Intermediate Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is suited to those who have been practising for at least 6. My intention for this class is to move our practise forward, explore different avenues and approaches to the traditional postures. We will be aiming to be going deeper into ‘awareness’ and ‘noticing’.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of over 20 years of practice and study, perhaps moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential approach. Whilst looking at traditional Hatha Yoga postures and pranayamas, I will be encouraging fun and freedom within the traditional structure, whilst taking into our awareness fundamental anatomical and functional aspects required by our bodies for maximum wellbeing benefits.

Fri 9 Sept - 28 Oct (exc 30 Sept), Fri 4 Nov - 16 Dec
£10 per session, or £49 per 7 week course
11am - 12.15pm

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

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Festive Markets

Our popular Artisan Fairs return this festive season.

Festive Market

Sat 26 Nov 12pm – 4pm

Winter Night Market

Fri 2 Dec 6pm – 9pm

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

Your Christmas shopping just got a whole load more fun!

Stallholders include: Marmalove, KaNa Homecooked, Jeong Cook, Como en Casa Ltd, Get Whisked Away, Cricketers Gin, The Marlow Cheese Co Ltd, bakedbyluz, Hummingbird Aromatherapy, Liesl Fletcher, Luumi, INDULGE The Collection, NoMothsAllowed, Rhi Design Craft, Ali-oops handbags, RespathCreations, From Tree To You, Fire Fairy Art, Amelia Pimlott, Pawiverse, ArtAble, BAM Designs, Miss J's Tea and Cakes and of books and hooks.

Free Entry

Dates for your diary - our regular Norden Farm Market is on Saturday 5 November (12pm - 4pm).

  •   2 Dec FREE
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Friday Night Flamenco

Led by Leticia Abella Iglesias

A great way to start the weekend - discover the rhythm and passion of Flamenco! Step into the atmosphere of Andalusia - its movements and music. Start by learning the basic steps and progress through the courses, in a relaxed and fun environment!

Fri 9 Sept - 21 Oct (exc 23 Sept and 7 Oct), Fri 28 Oct - 25 Nov, Fri 2 Dec - 23 Dec
8pm - 9pm
£12 per session | £50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week course

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Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (PG)

Dir: Guillermo del Toro 2022 | 117 mins

The Oscar winning filmmaker reinvents the classic story in this stunning stop-motion musical tale.

A wooden marionette is magically brought to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto.

What follows are the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio in his pursuit of a place in the world.

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

Align and Flow Yoga is influenced by the biomechanics and heart orientated philosophy of the Anusara Hatha style of yoga. With a specific alignment focus within the flow of postures the practice will tone and strengthen the body, improve posture and create more freedom in the body and mind resulting in a calm and relaxed state of being.

Each week there will be a different theme weaving its’ way through the session, but a typical class starts with breathing techniques to centre and ground, poses to warm up and then progresses to a fun and challenging mix of vinyasa and alignment yoga.

This class is designed to cultivate focus, stamina, strength, and flexibility. Leaving time at the end for a well-deserved relaxation.

Come prepared for an energising class that will also leave you feeling relaxed.

Suitable for 18+ years

Sat 10 Sept - 10 Dec (exc 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 19 Nov)
£11 per session | £99 for the 11 week term
10am – 11am

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

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Lantern Making Workshop (for Adults)

Led by Same Sky.

Across a full day, work as a group as Paul from Same Sky guides you to create a large-scale willow structure. These huge centre pieces will shine bright in the parade on Saturday 10 December!

Ages 17+ years.
10.30am - 4pm
£17.50 per person


Find out about our Family Lantern Making Workshops and Drop In Workshops at the Nicholsons Centre and Maidenhead Library.


See more details about the Lantern Parade here.

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Life Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

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.

Half day sessions comprise of a variety of short and long poses.

Any mediums can be used in these sessions. Materials will be provided, although participants are very welcome to bring their own if you have something you like to work with.

Sat 1 Oct and 3 Dec
11am - 2pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Zumba (Saturdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

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

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

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

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

Sat 10 Sept - 24 Sept
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Classes on Sat 12 Nov, Sat 26 Nov, Sat 3 Dec and Sat 17 Dec will be led by Carla Leech

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Storytelling - Nicholsons Shopping Centre

Join Norden Farm Storytellers for FREE One Snowy Night storytelling in the Nicholson's Shopping Centre this festive season.

Taking place in Percy the Park Keeper's hut - the former Poppies unit at the Nicholson Centre (next to the carpark entrance).

Percy the Park Keeper and his friends are brought to life in a specially designed Story Den, created by the students of Berkshire College of Agriculture.

Snuggle into Percy's hut for stories, games and dressing up!

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Tickets can be booked in advance or simply head down on the day (subject to availability)

Free Event
• Sat 26 Nov 11.30am and 12pm
• Sat 3 Dec 11.30am and 12pm
• Sat 10 Dec 11.30am and 12pm
• Sat 17 Dec 11.30am and 12pm

Storytelling is 20 minutes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Christmas Wreath Making

Led by Kim Wright

Get into the festive spirit by making your very own Christmas wreath decorated with seasonal accessories.

Tues 22 Nov – 7pm – 9pm
Sat 3 Dec – 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Tues 6 Dec – 7pm – 9pm

£50 per session

What is included
All instruction and materials provided.

What to bring
Secateurs or garden/flower scissors. You may wish to bring an apron to protect your clothes.
If you need any more information please let us know.

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St John’s Chamber Orchestra with Joanna MacGregor (piano)

Joanna MacGregor (piano)

Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Overture The Impresario
Beethoven Symphony No.8
Brahms Piano Concerto No.1

We are thrilled to welcome back Joanna MacGregor to play one of the greatest of all piano concertos: an epic and thrilling journey. The concert also continues with Beethoven symphony cycle, with the brisk and witty number 8.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | £5 under 18s

Joanna MacGregor's website
@MacGregorPiano
@nordenfarm

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

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

Tues 20 Sept - 29 Nov (exc 25 Oct)
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session | £90 per 10 week term

Norden Farm Summer Choir
Led by Tabitha Beavan
19 Jul - 16 Aug (5 week course) - click here to book

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

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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

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

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

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

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

Tues 6 Sept, 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 6 Dec
7.30pm - 8.45pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £21 per 3 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years

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

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Japanese Calligraphy Festive Workshop

Led by Eiko Ishida

Before heading to the party, come and learn the art of Japanese calligraphy this holiday season - you can use those new-found skills to create handwritten holiday messages that can be given as or cards with an origami Christmas tree for decoration.

In this workshop you will be shown the basic principles of writing Japanese characters; using the traditional Japanese materials of a brush, ink and Japanese paper. You will be guided how to create your first brush strokes and how to build on these basic steps to create some lovely Japanese characters symbolising the turn of the seasons.

Please wear dark colours or old clothes (or wear an apron) as occasionally ink can spill or spread.

Materials of a brush (on loan), ink and some Japanese paper will be supplied, however you will need some extra paper to practice on; absorbent paper is best such as newspaper or sugar paper.

Wed 7 Dec
10am - 1pm
£48

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Junior)

Led by Little Tanks Ltd

In each session children take part in a series of drama games and activities that develop their confidence as well as teaching them drama skills. These include focus, communication, developing a character and voice projection.

As the weeks go on the group will each have a part with some lines to learn in a small-scale show. They will rehearse as a team and share what they have learnt during the last session, more details to follow on this after half term.

Suitable for ages 7 - 11 years

'Norden Farm is my favourite after school club, it always keeps me moving and relaxed. It is a great place to go for drama and within a short time, I have become far more confident and expressive' Timothy, age 7

'We have sent both of our children to Youth Theatre at Norden Farm and have seen dramatic improvements in there ability, confidence, social awareness and expressiveness generally and specifically. The environment is safe and developmental in a broad and exciting sense' Alex - parent

Wed 21 Sept - 30 Nov (exc 26 Oct)
4.55pm - 5.55pm
£85 per 10 week term

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Little Tanks Ltd

Each term we will be focusing on developing the participants confidence and well-being through a series of drama games and activities.

This term the Senior Youth Theatre group are focusing on developing drama skills. They’ll learn a deeper understanding of performance and managing their nerves as well as some more specialised techniques including comedy and physical theatre.

Suitable for ages 12 - 16 years

'Norden Farm is my favourite after school club, it always keeps me moving and relaxed. It is a great place to go for drama and within a short time, I have become far more confident and expressive' Timothy, age 7

'We have sent both of our children to Youth Theatre at Norden Farm and have seen dramatic improvements in there ability, confidence, social awareness and expressiveness generally and specifically. The environment is safe and developmental in a broad and exciting sense' Alex - parent

Wed 21 Sept - 30 Nov (exc 26 Oct)
6pm - 7.30pm
£120 per 10 week term

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Keaveney

Do you like to crochet or knit? Join us for a relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.

Suitable for those with experience of crochet / knitting.

Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Wed 10 Aug, 7 Sept, 5 Oct, 2 Nov, 7 Dec
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

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

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No Bears (12A)

Dir: Jafar Panahi 2022 | 107 mins

The outstanding new film from acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi.

He plays himself – a filmmaker trying to direct a cast and crew in Turkey. He is forced to remain in an Iranian village close to the border.

As his actors perform their own story of attempted escape to Europe, Panahi finds himself coming up against suspicion and local traditions in the village where he is staying.

Jafar Panahi's latest film is a testimony to how artistry and protest can find inspiration in the very restrictions that he and other creative voices face.

‘A piercingly self-aware portrait of an artist who is not afraid to depict himself and his craft as aloof or insular’ ★★★★ Observer

‘A dark postmodern satire about the unexpected film that emerges within a film about making a film’ Times

‘Life, as they say, goes on, and No Bears observes people toiling away at existing while Panahi wrestles with the existential, this juxtaposition providing the cleverly timed comic relief that aids his witty social commentary’ Little White Lies

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Royal Opera House Live: The Nutcracker

2 hours and 45 minutes (including one interval).

Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular classical dancing.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

Star of the Royal Variety Performance, Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News for You, QI, and Live at the Apollo... One of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour with a stand-up show about life, family, and loads of other nonsense as well!

Tour extended due to exceptional demand!

'A joke heavy show with gags a plenty' The List

'Passionate and rib-tickling. An illuminating, heartfelt performance. Highly recommended!' EdFestMagazine

'Proper stand-up, honest, straightforward, balls-out funny' Chortle

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Show Time Duration: 2 hours

Courtyard Theatre
£19 | £17 conc

Chris McCausland's website
@chrismccausland
@nordenfarm

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The Vinyl Frontier - Your Favourite vs My Favourite

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

The most eagerly anticipated event in the Vinyl Frontier calendar is this one - where seven challengers take on Jeff in a battle of taste decided by you the audience. In three years he has yet to be beaten.

Surely it’s the turn of the audience? Come and cast your vote for the best songs played!

£10
Studio

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Lantern Making Workshop – Maidenhead Library

A Drop In workshop on Parade day.

Get parade ready in 20 mins!

Drop in to Maidenhead Library to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Sat 10 Dec | 10.30am - 2pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £4 per person

Other Drop In Lantern Making Workshops:

There are also Drop In Lantern Making Workshops in the Nicholsons Centre:

Sun 27 Nov | 10.30am - 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £4 per person

Sun 4 Dec | 10.30am - 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £4 per person


Find out more about this year's Lantern Parade here.

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Paint a Bird on Small Paper in watercolour or gouache

Led by Jo Hall

Paint a blackbird or a cheeky robin or other small bird on white or tinted paper.

Gouache is particularly useful for working on coloured papers but watercolour and a tube of permanent white gouache will work just as well.

We will be painting on paper as small as three by four inches up to about five by seven inches or similar size square formats.

Some photo reference will be provided or bring your own.

Please bring the following
Watercolours pan or tube, brushes, palette, water pots, paper towel, small sponge, pencil
Drawing board, block of wood about 2 x 2 x 6 inches to tilt the board (may be better than a table easel for this workshop), masking tape
Watercolour paper - hot or cold pressed surface and about 300gsm, or small Khadi paper
If you are bringing quarter size watercolour paper or A3 please bring a 12 inch ruler to mark out the painting areas.
There is no need to purchase small papers especially for the workshop.
Spare paper or small sketchbook for composition sketches

Some paper will be available at cost from the tutor including some handmade Indian paper (Khadi). Additional photo reference will also be available.

Sat 10 Dec
11am - 4pm
£40

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Parade

Saturday 10 December


Maidenhead’s Community Lantern Parade is BACK!  With live music and entertainment as we light up the night in Maidenhead.

The Parade is a celebration of community and the arts and encourages local people to get together, creating fantastic artworks, dancing and parading their fabulous creations through Maidenhead town centre. This year the parade will take a new route to celebrate the new Riverside Quarter.

Norden Farm will once again team up with SameSky, an award-winning community arts charity who have been creating fantastic lanterns, costumes and community events since 1987.

Get involved at one of our Lantern Making Workshops, running throughout November and December. Our expert lantern makers will guide you through the process to create your own lantern to illuminate at the parade.  


Lantern Making Workshops at Norden Farm

Across 2 hours weave an intricate animal-inspired willow frame before covering and decorating your creation. covering and decorating. Suitable for 6+ years, pre-booking essential.

Sat 19 Nov | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £7 per person | Book here.

Sat 26 Nov | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £7 per person | Book here.

Sat 3 Dec | 10.30am – 4pm | Adult sessions 17+ years | £17.50 per person | Book here.

Drop In Lantern Making Workshops in the town centre

There are also Drop In Lantern Making Workshops in the town centre. Get parade ready in 20 mins! Drop in to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night.

Workshops in the Nicholson Centre

Sun 27 Nov | 10.30am - 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £4 per person | More information

Sun 4 Dec | 10.30am - 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £4 per person | More Information

Workshops at Maidenhead Library on Parade Day

Sat 10 Dec | 10.30am - 2pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £4 per person | More information

Norden Farm are also working with local schools and community groups to ensure that the community as a whole is represented and involved in this fantastic event.


With thanks to our supporters:

Spoore, Merry and Rixman Foundation | Louis Baylis Charitable Trust | RBWM | The Prince Philip Trust | The Shanly Foundation | Cyril Taylor | Nicholsons Shopping Centre | Make Maidenhead | Waterside Quarter

  •  10 Dec FREE
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Triangle of Sadness (15)

Dir: Ruben Östlund 2022 | 147 mins

Celebrity model couple Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean) are invited on a luxury cruise. It is helmed by an unhinged boat captain (Woody Harrelson).

They are joined on board by uber-rich passengers including a Russian oligarch and a British arms dealer.

What first appears as an Instagrammable trip of a lifetime, soon ends catastrophically. The survivors are stranded on a desert island and fighting for survival.

Social hierarchy is turned upside down in this wickedly funny Palme d’Or winner. From the director of Force Majeure.

‘A truly funny film’ ★★★★ Daily Mail

‘We are here to have a good, disreputable time’ ★★★★ Irish Times

‘The Swedish provocateur once again taking paw-swipes at privilege with a vomit-fuelled satire of the super-rich’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘As much a farcical comedy as it is a searing indictment’ ★★★★ Empire

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Floral Design Workshop

Led by Kim Wright

This floral design course is for those who are new to floral design as well as those with some experience. I will guide the learners with demonstrations followed by practical work which will give them the confidence to develop their own floral designs each week. They will be shown how to prepare flowers and foliage, how to create gifts and how to decorate a party, home or just for a pleasure.

Additional Information

Please note that the materials are not provided. Learners will need to bring their own Floristry materials such as flowers, foliage, scissors, containers and some other materials each session to be able to create their own floral design. I will advise them each month.

Wed 14 Sept 11am - 1pm
Wed 19 Oct 7pm - 9pm
Wed 16 Nov 11am - 1pm
Wed 14 Dec 7pm - 9pm

£32 per session

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Charity Concert in Aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

A performance by Maidenhead Concert Band.

Songs from the shows, big band sounds as well as Christmas music.

A great evening for the whole family.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

Maidenhead Concert Band website
@nordenfarm

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Book Club

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

This season the Book Club will be reading

29 Sept - Lessons in Chemistry by Miranda Cowley
20 Oct - The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
10 Nov - Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
15 Dec - The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

29 Sept, 20 Oct, 10 Nov, 15 Dec
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

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

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Mindfulness

Led by Kate Hughes

Join Kate Hughes of Kate Hughes Meditation for an hour of mindfulness, designed to promote calm and awareness.

During the session we will explore breathing techniques, different kinds of meditation, and various mindfulness exercises including some gentle movement (this can be adapted to suit all mobility levels).

No experience of meditation or mindfulness is required, and these sessions are suitable for you if you are an absolute beginner or have done some kind of mindfulness practice before.

Please wear comfortable clothing. The session will end with a relaxation exercise and you may wish to bring your own mat and blanket, although these will be provided.

Fri 23 Sept, 21 Oct, 25 Nov, 16 Dec
7.30pm – 8.30pm
£12 per session

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The Albion Christmas Band

An Albion Christmas is widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for 20 years, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK.

Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings MBE, this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain.

Kellie While, Simon Care and Simon Nicol join founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings, on stage for an evening of traditional English Christmas music, song and celebratory readings.

Kellie takes time out from working with her mum, Chris While, for which both the U.K. press and public alike have praised her. Folk enthusiasts will know Kellie from her work with The Albion Band. She received personal praise from Ron Sexsmith for her beautiful version of his song ‘Riverbed’ on her album Tenacious, which put her on the map as one this country’s finest voices.

Simon Care is currently working with Edward II and has always had a passion for Traditional English dance and song. Simon also works with Banter, Tickled Pink and the Morris On Band.

Simon Nicol, founder member of Fairport Convention finishes the line up to make this a truly festive treat. He is regarded as one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world, his voice is pretty special too!

The Albion Christmas Show is a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word and humorous readings. It really is the perfect way to start your festivities. This year will see a material chosen by our audience, it promises to be a fantastic set drawing on material from our extensive back catalogue.

Courtyard Theatre
£24

The Albion Christmas Band website
@nordenfarm

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Remembering Clifford Brown

Freddie Gavita (trumpet) is a fearless improviser and virtuoso trumpeter. He is one of the UK jazz scene’s brightest lights having just won the 2017 British Jazz Award for best trumpet.

His debut album “Transient” was very well received with a four star review in the Guardian as well as glowing reports from the online jazz community. The band has just completed a 12 date UK tour playing music from Transient Gavita is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, he rose to prominence through the John Dankworth Orchestra, and has been a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra since 2007. He currently holds the trumpet chair in the Ronnie Scott’s Club Quintet.

Freddie has played with, among others including: Peter Erskine, Joe Locke, John Hendricks, Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzmann, Tim Garland, Jon Faddis, Kurt Elling, Gregory Porter, Curtis Stigers, Paloma Faith, Jess Glynne, Seth McFarlane and Dionne Warwick.

Tonights concert will be focusing on the music of Clifford Brown, an iconic figure in the Bebop era. Clifford Brown left us with an amazingly varied and timeless collection of compositions.

“Bebop for the 21st Century” Patrick Hadfield, London Jazz

“A talented trumpet prodigy” John Walters, the Guardian

Studio
£16

Freddie Gavita's website
@freddiegavita
@nordenfarm

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Creative Mindfulness For Children (Aged for 4-7 years)

Led by Stella Chenery

Children will learn to:
• Recognise and understand feelings, thoughts and emotions
• Focus the mind
• Cultivate kindness and compassion towards themselves and others
• Relax and calm their minds and bodies
• Express their feelings

Through creative activities, art, sound, stories, meditations, visualizations and discussion.

Suitable for ages 4 - 7 years.

Sat 10 Sept, 8 Oct, 5 Nov, 17 Dec
11am - 11.45am
£10 per child, per session

Please note that children need to be accompanied to and from the workshop space but not during the session and you are not required to stay on site. However, you will need to complete an emergency contact form with our DBS checked tutor before the session begins.

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Jewellery Embroidery Workshop

Led by Aliona Borysenko

Welcome to the world of embroidery!

This jewellery embroidery workshop is for beginners who are new to embroidery with different materials, as well as those with some experience in embroidery with threads.

During the workshop you will practice different embroidery techniques, which will give you the confidence to create and your own embroidery designs.

In the November and December workshops we will create a Robin embroidery using different materials and techniques.

You will be shown how to embroider with materials such as: beads, crystals, sequins, chenille, metallic threads, bugles and other materials. You may choose to decorate your clothes and your children's clothes with the embroidery you create, or you may choose to complete your embroidery into a brooch.

Sat 26 Nov and Sat 17 Dec
11am - 4pm
£70 per workshop

Materials and instruments for one Robin will be provided. Participants are very welcome to bring their clothes or that they would like to decorate with.

About Aliona Borysenko:
Aliona came from Ukraine where she taught at a leading Jewellery Design School. She began sharing her knowledges in workshops and courses 12 years ago. Whilst in Ukraine, she has worked with Swarovski and Preciosa and has created designs for the likes of Coca Cola, Schwarzkopf, L’Oréal and Windows to name a few. Aliona is exited to offer embroidery workshops for beginners at Norden Farm. She also works within schools and runs workshops for children.

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Creative Mindfulness For Children (Aged 8 - 11 years)

Led by Stella Chenery

Children will learn to:
• Recognise and understand feelings, thoughts and emotions
• Focus the mind
• Cultivate kindness and compassion towards themselves and others
• Relax and calm their minds and bodies
• Express their feelings

Through creative activities, art, sound, stories, meditations, visualizations and discussion.

Suitable for ages 8 - 11 years.

Sat 10 Sept, 8 Oct, 5 Nov, 17 Dec
12pm - 12.45pm
£10 per child, per session

Please note that children need to be accompanied to and from the workshop space but not during the session and you are not required to stay on site. However, you will need to complete an emergency contact form with our DBS checked tutor before the session begins.

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Creative Mindfulness For Children (Aged 12 - 15 years)

Led by Stella Chenery

Participants will learn to:
• Recognise and acknowledge feelings
• Create healthy coping strategies for their emotions, stresses and anxieties
• Slow down the busy mind and improve focus & concentration
• Cultivate compassion for others & kindness for themselves
• Boost confidence and self esteem
• Build positive relationships with others
• Bring mindfulness into their everyday lives

Through the use of mindfulness techniques, meditations, discussion, creative activities and art. Art ability is not important - all activities are focused on the process of creating as a mindful and relaxing practise rather than the end result.

Suitable for ages 12 - 15 years.

Sat 10 Sept, 8 Oct, 5 Nov, 17 Dec
1pm - 2pm
£10 per child, per session

Please note that children need to be accompanied to and from the workshop space but not during the session and you are not required to stay on site. However, you will need to complete an emergency contact form with our DBS checked tutor before the session begins.

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Living (12)

Dir: Oliver Hermanus 2022 | 102 mins

1953. A London shattered by WWII is still recovering. Mr Williams (Bill Nighy) is a veteran civil servant. He is an important cog within the city’s bureaucracy as it struggles to rebuild. Buried under paperwork at the office, lonely at home, his life has long felt empty and meaningless.

Then a shattering medical diagnosis forces him to take stock – and to try and grasp fulfilment before it goes beyond reach. At a seaside resort, he flirts with hedonism before rejecting it as his solution. Back in London he finds himself drawn to the natural vitality of a younger colleague.

Then one evening he is struck by a revelation. It is as simple as it is profound. With a new energy Mr Williams sets about creating a legacy for the next generation.

Based on Akira Kurosawa’s film Ikiru.

‘Addresses weighty matters of life and death with a winning simplicity that is hard to resist’ ★★★★ Observer

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Christmas Ceilidh

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

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

WHY? A perfect social event for Christmas parties

Long Barn
£15

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Aftersun (12A)

Dir: Charlotte Wells 2022 | 102 mins

11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father Calum (Paul Mescal). As a world of adolescence creeps into view, Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood.

Twenty years later, Sophie's tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship. She tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn't.

‘This mesmeric debut will make you want to stay suspended in its sun-baked setting with its two captivating lead characters for far longer than the runtime. A triumph of new British filmmaking’ ★★★★★ Empire

‘An ode to cinema as a machine for remembering’ ★★★★★ Little White Lies

‘Aftersun is a stunning debut and one of the best films of the year. One that will leave its mark and stay with you for a long time. Similar to that unwanted but inevitable holiday sunburn!’ ★★★★★ Flick Feast

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Hundred Watt Club - A Festive Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville!

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Whatever the answer, Hundred Watt Club’s glorious gift to you is this hot toddy of a show!

Jam packed full of festive, glittering showgirls, bawdy comedy, classic vaudeville and awe inspiring circus acts. Always seductive, always sublime and always that little bit ridiculous – enjoy an evening of vintage inspired, Christmas themed entertainment. Perfect for a staff night out with a difference, festive party with friends or for helping get that love interest under the mistletoe!

THE LOWDOWN! Hundred Watt Club employ and embrace adult themes, strong language and partial nudity – not for the faint hearted or easily offended! There’s no dress code: Hundred Watt Club love it when their audiences dress in their vintage finery and red-carpet glamour, but if you’re more comfy in jeans and sneakers – wear them! Over 18s Only – no refunds if it’s ‘Not to your taste’!

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

'Old school mischief and timeless raunchiness collide at the Hundred Watt Club. Hats - and corsets - off to Lena Mae for an excellent night of entertainment' Sussex Express

'Crude and unpleasant...for crude and unpleasant people' Seetickets review

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Hundred Watt Club's website
@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

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She Said (15)

Dir: Maria Schrader 2022 | 128 mins

Twotime Academy Award® nominee Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor.

Together they broke one of the most important stories in a generation. Their investigation shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood and altered American culture forever.

Their commitment and fortitude sparked a national conversation, helped propel the #MeToo movement, and fuelled a reckoning of the system that had enabled him.

‘Details a triumph of journalistic sympathy and precision’ New York Times

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White Noise (15)

Dir: Noah Baumbach 2022 | 135 mins

A college professor is forced to face his own mortality after a massive chemical spill leads his family to evacuate their town.

White Noise is hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic. It dramatises a contemporary American family's attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.

Based on the book by Don DeLillo, Adam Driver and Great Gerwig star in this comedy drama.

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New Year's Eve Hoedown at the Farm 2022

Heck yeah, the hoedown is back! Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2023!

Dance the night way on our Courtyard Theatre dance floor to live music from ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine.

No experience is necessary as their caller will be on hand to guide you through all of the steps!

Dust off your cowboy hats, rhinestone adorned outfits or most glamorous attire for a night of unforgettable fun at the Farm!

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

Age guidance 12+ years

Norden Farm
£25, Supporters £22

Cut a Shine's website
@cutashine
@nordenfarm

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The Silent Twins (18)

Dir: Agnieszka Smoczynska 2022 | 113 mins

Charlotte is an animated biopic of the German-Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon inspired by her memoir "Life? or Theatre?"

Animated biopic of the German-Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon, known for her autobiographical paintings ‘Life? or Theatre?’.

Charlotte comes of age on the eve of the Second World War. Fiercely imaginative and deeply gifted, she dreams of becoming an artist. But the world around her is changing quickly and dangerously.

When anti-Semitic policies inspire violent mobs, Charlotte leaves Berlin for the safety of the South of France. There she begins to paint again, and finds new love. But her work is interrupted, this time by a family tragedy that reveals an even darker secret.

Believing that only an extraordinary act will save her, she embarks on the monumental adventure of painting her life story.

Stars Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, Sam Claflin, Helen McCrory, Sophie Okonedo, Eddie Marsden and Mark Strong.

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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.

Wed 12 Jan - 9 Feb, Wed 16 Feb - 23 Mar (exc 23 Feb), Wed 30 Mar - 27 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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Tango

Led by Tango Journey

Tango is a social dance. All across the country people gather in village halls to socialise and dance to the music of 1930s/40s Buenos Aires.

The course is suitable for beginners and for those that want to refresh the fundamentals of the dance. You will learn how to dance with a partner, with the music and within a group.

You will learn a little about the history and culture of tango and you will be given music and film clips to enjoy at home. Above all you will have fun!

Thur 8 Sept - 6 Oct, 27 Oct - 24 Nov
8pm - 9pm
£12 per session or £50 per 5 week course

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Charlotte (12)

Dir: Tahir Rana 2021 | 92 mins

Charlotte is an animated biopic of the German-Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon inspired by her memoir "Life? or Theatre?"

Animated biopic of the German-Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon, known for her autobiographical paintings ‘Life? or Theatre?’.

Charlotte comes of age on the eve of the Second World War. Fiercely imaginative and deeply gifted, she dreams of becoming an artist. But the world around her is changing quickly and dangerously.

When anti-Semitic policies inspire violent mobs, Charlotte leaves Berlin for the safety of the South of France. There she begins to paint again, and finds new love. But her work is interrupted, this time by a family tragedy that reveals an even darker secret.

Believing that only an extraordinary act will save her, she embarks on the monumental adventure of painting her life story.

Stars Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, Sam Claflin, Helen McCrory, Sophie Okonedo, Eddie Marsden and Mark Strong.

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Friday Night Flamenco - Intermediate

Led by Leticia Abella Iglesias

A great way to start the weekend - discover the rhythm and passion of Flamenco! Step into the atmosphere of Andalusia - its movements and music. Start by learning the basic steps and progress through the courses, in a relaxed and fun environment!

NEW class intermediate! If you would like to improve your technique and learn new moves, sign up for the intermediate course (+2 years experience).

Fri 13 Jan - 17 Feb, Fri 24 Mar - 28 Apr, exc 7 Apr
8pm - 9pm
£12 per session | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course

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Burns Night Ceilidh

Take your partners please for our Burns Night Ceilidh!

Join the Craigievar Ceilidh Band in the atmospheric 18th century Long Barn for a sociable evening of music and dancing. Guaranteed to have you stamping, reeling and birling – their on-the-floor caller will guide you through the Dashing White Sergeant, Strip the Willow and other dances. The evening includes a traditional Burns Night supper of haggis, neeps and tatties.

WHY? Featuring musicians from the acclaimed film Four Weddings and a Funeral this lively, fun event is not to be missed!

Long Barn
£23 | £21 Supporters
Ticket includes supper

Craigievar Band website
@nordenfarm

Photo credit: Andrew Scotland

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I Wanna Dance With Somebody (cert TBC)

Dir: Kasi Lemmons 2022 | Runtime tbc

A powerful and triumphant celebration of the incomparable Whitney Houston.

This is a no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaced woman behind the voice. From New Jersey choir girl to one of the best-selling and most awarded artists of all time. The film is an inspirational and poignant journey through Houston’s trailblazing life and career. With show stopping performances and a soundtrack of the icon’s most beloved hits.

Directed by Kasi Lemmons, written by Academy Award nominee Anthony McCarten, produced by legendary music executive Clive Davis and starring BAFTA Award winner Naomi Ackie.

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Friday Night Flamenco - Beginners

Led by Leticia Abella Iglesias

A great way to start the weekend - discover the rhythm and passion of Flamenco! Step into the atmosphere of Andalusia - its movements and music. Start by learning the basic steps and progress through the courses, in a relaxed and fun environment!

Fri 13 Jan - 17 Feb, Fri 24 Mar - 28 Apr, exc 7 Apr
8pm - 9pm
£12 per session | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course

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The Searchers and Hollies Experience

The Searchers and Hollies Experience brings to the stage the magical hits of these two legendary harmony bands.

This two-hour tribute show is guaranteed to have you in Needles and Pins with nostalgia as soon as you Walk in the Room. It is definitely worth Just One look and you will say Here I go Again I feel that I'm Alive when hearing these melodic hits.

So if you are thinking about booking tickets just say Yes I will. After all, you do not want to be saying I’m sorry Suzanne I missed it!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The Searchers and Hollies Experience website
@nordenfarm

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Struggles for Freedom: African American History from the 17th to 20th Century (Live Streaming)

Presented by WEA Maidenhead and Oxford University Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE)

Ruth Percy examines African Americans’ experiences both as enslaved and free peoples as they struggled for freedom and equality.

Programme

10.15am Slavery in North America from 1619
11.40am How Enslaved People resisted Slavery
1.40pm Why Emancipation didn’t bring Freedom
3pm The Civil Rights Struggles in the 20th Century

Please contact Steph Diggon (weamhead@gmail.com or Tel: 01628 563676) for reading list and powerpoint presentation.

Dr Ruth Percy is a Historian of Modern Britain and the United States at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford.

Live stream from the Courtyard Theatre £40 per household

WEA website
@WEAadulted
OUDCE website
@OxfordConted
@nordenfarm

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Jason Fox - Life at the Limit (warm up show)

Ex-special forces soldier, star of Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins, Netflix's Inside The Real Narcos and author of the number one Bestseller Battle Scars.

Jason Fox brings to the stage for the first time the remarkable story of his daring exploits in a distinguished career as an elite operator in the UK Special Forces (SBS).

From gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service, to a very different battle that awaited him at home.

This is a breath-taking story of Special Forces soldiering - a chronicle of operational bravery, adventure and courage on and off the battlefield.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@jasoncarlfox
@nordenfarm

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Studio Art Club

Led by Helen Ridley

We are delighted to offer our brand new drawing and painting class this Autumn - the Studio Art Club.

Every two weeks on Thursday from 11am - 2pm you will join local artist Helen Ridley to explore your inner artist.

Helen will demonstrate a range of techniques and materials, from watercolour and gouache to pencils and pastels.

Each session will explore a different theme with a range of references to choose from, giving you the opportunity to explore and experiment.

The Studio is open to all abilities and you will need to bring your own materials, please see details listed below:

Materials
● Watercolour paints
● Watercolour brushes
● Gouache paints
● Coloured pencils
● Coloured Pastels
● Watercolour paper
● Sketchbook to plan compositions and colour palettes

Mixed media paper will be available

The Studio Art Club runs from Thur 8 Sept every 2 weeks on the dates below.

Thur 8 Sept, 22 Sept, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov
11am - 2pm
£25 per session | £120 per 6 week term

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ROH Live: Like Water for Chocolate

3 hours and 10 minutes (inc interval)

A co-production between The Royal Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, inspired by Laura Esquivel’s novel. This modern Mexican classic is a captivating family saga.

Tita lives with her family on a ranch in Mexico. She falls in love with Pedro. But when they want to marry, family tradition prevents it. Tita must remain unmarried in order to care for her mother.

Tita’s love for cooking is such that her own emotions are transmitted to others through the food she prepares. As her moods change in response to events in her life, the consequences for all those around her become ever more startling…

Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra also acts as musical consultant for composer Joby Talbot’s newly commissioned score. Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon worked closely with novelist Laura Esquivel to reshape her richly layered story into an entertaining and engrossing new ballet.

Suitable for ages 12+ years


‘Not all choreographers are good directors, but Christopher Wheeldon is. Even when dealing with a tricky text such as Laura Esquivel’s magical realist novel Like Water for Chocolate, his is a steady hand. His choreography seems in a telepathic relationship with the melody and mystery of Joby Talbot’s score, while Bob Crowley’s designs, inspired by Mexican architect Luis Barragán, give a sense of heat and isolation, and some visually arresting coups de theatre’ ★★★★ The Guardian

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Corsage (cert tbc)

Dir: Marie Kreutzer 2022 | 113 mins

Empress Elizabeth of Austria is idolised for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But when she turns 40, she must fight to maintain her public image by lacing her corset tighter and tighter.

While Elizabeth’s role has been reduced against her wishes to purely performative, her zest for life makes her more and more restless in Vienna. She travels to England and Bavaria, seeking the excitement of her youth.

With a future of strictly ceremonial duties laid out in front of her, Elizabeth rebels against the hyperbolised image of herself and comes up with a plan to protect her legacy.

A bold and timely reflection on a woman’s worth in 19th century Europe.

‘Dramatic complexity is found in Elisabeth’s capacity to wrestle with her own myth while bucking against the demands of tradition' ★★★★ The Times

‘It’s riveting stuff, aided by Vicky Krieps’s bold and brilliant turn’ ★★★★ Time Out

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National Theatre Live: The Crucible

by Arthur Miler

directed by Lyndsey Turner

A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma).

Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power.  As a climate of fear, vendetta and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial.

Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet) directs this contemporary new staging, designed by Tony Award-winner Es Devlin (The Lehman Trilogy). Captured live from the Olivier stage at the National Theatre.

‘The National at its best’ ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph

‘Really great… digs deep into the play’s questions of human longing for justice’ ★★★★★ Daily Mail

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Jazz Dynamos - Jazz'n'80s

The five-piece band take well known songs from the 70s and 80s, transforming them with a mix of jazz, bossa and samba!

Their unique set of exuberant, original contemporary jazz arrangements includes hits by Dolly Parton, Madonna, U2, The Police, A-ha and Britney Spears.

Fronted by world class vocalist Lucy Randell, Jazz Dynamos have performed sold out shows at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express Jazz Clubs in London, festivals in UK, Italy, Sweden, France, Norway and Bulgaria, and at private events for British and Hollywood Royalty.

Jazz Dynamos are Lucy Randell (vocals, percussion), Mark Adelman (keyboard), Anders Janes (double bass), Dominique Metz (drums, backing vocals) and Stewart Curtis (saxes, flute and piccolo).

Studio
£16

Jazz Dynamos website
@nordenfarm

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Tom Houghton: Absolute Shambles

After an incredible sold out debut run, the man who asked us “do you ski?” is leaving his home in the Tower of London (for good).

Catch him as he departs on a second triumphant tour across our nation armed with even more outrageous takes, unbelievable tales and biblical chat to leave you bowled over with laughter.

Having amassed a loyal fan base of over a quarter of a million followers the multi-viral, social media sensation is delving even deeper into his ludicrous life as he tries to smarten up the not so honorable aspects of himself. Take a look at the pitfalls of online celebrity, the perils of post-palace living and find out, that in an age where everyone is so obsessed with the veneer of virtual contentment, maybe it takes crashing back down to reality to discover where happiness truly lies.

As seen on Comedy Central and tour support for Milton Jones.

'Clever, passionate and soulful' ★★★★★ The New European

'A twisted view of the world' ★★★★★ The Sunday Express

'Get your tickets today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A Star is Born' ★★★★★ One 4 Review

'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

@HonourableTom
@nordenfarm

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Mozart Birthday Concert

St John’s Chamber Orchestra

Sarah Parkes Bowen (flute)
Louise Fuller (soprano)
Ignas Macknickas (piano)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart:
Intrada Apollo & Hyacinth, K.38
Flute Concerto in G, K.313
Exsultate jubilate,K.165
Piano Concerto No.19 in F, K.459

The annual Mozart concert features an array of fine young soloists.

Louise Fuller sang Strauss and Mozart songs memorably at Norden Farm in 2018 and returns to sing the ever-popular Exsultate jubilate. Locally-based Sarah Parkes Bowen performs the exuberant Flute Concerto; and Lithuanian pianist Ignas Macknickas, winner of several international competitions, plays one of Mozart’s most radiant concertos.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@sarahpbowen05
Louise Fuller website
@fullerlouise
<a target="
blank" href="https://www.ignasmaknickas.com/"> Ignas Macknickas website
@nordenfarm

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Mike Bubbins: Throwback

Mike Bubbins, star of hit podcast The Socially Distant Sports Bar, and of BBC television comedies Mammoth, Tourist Trap and The Unexplainers, unleashes THROWBACK, his first ever solo UK stand-up tour. And things may never be the same again.

THROWBACK is a powerful, thought-provoking, visceral hour of stand-up comedy, that pushes boundaries, defies neat descriptions and challenges the audience...

AS IF IT IS!

It’s actually an hour and a half of really funny stories, pretty impressive characterisations, possibly a song (he said he’ll see how that goes), a bit of nostalgia about the good old days, a bit of optimism about the good new days, and Mike generally having a laugh about life and not taking himself, or anything else, too seriously. Having said that, he may, at some point in the show, get very annoyed at berks, whether in the past, the present, or the future. Very annoyed.

So basically THROWBACK is a comedy show about Bubbins sharing, and bringing to life, the stuff that he finds funny. As comedy concepts go, it’s a pretty straightforward one, really.

‘They asked me to do a UK comedy tour, called THROWBACK...and so I did.’  Mike Bubbins

Saturday 4 February 2023
Courtyard Theatre
£19.50

Mike Bubbin's website
@MikeBubbins
@nordenfarm

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Moscow Drug Club

Transcendent troubadours of Gypsy Latin and Swing.

Moscow Drug Club is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930's Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango and Gypsy Campfire meet...

The five piece band combine their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leornard Cohen, Tom Waits and Eartha Kitt.

Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating and intimate musical experience.

They have played festivals including WOMAD, International Gypsy Guitar Festival, Trowbridge Pump Festival, Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, Purbeck Folk Festival, Marlborough Jazz Festival, Birmingham Jazz Festival and Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival. Venues include National Theatre London, Le Quecumbar London, Sundial Theatre, and Beehive Theatre.

Studio
£16

Moscow Drug Club's website
@nordenfarm

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Moonrakers Acoustic Workshop

For intermediate instrumentalists who wish to develop skills in arranging and playing folk tunes and songs in an ensemble.

Jon Bennett (guitar, ukulele, bouzouki, whistles), Jacqui Johnson (cello, fiddle, keyboard) and Becki Luff (harp, keyboard) have many years’ experience conducting workshops at Benslow Music, Halsway Manor and at several festivals.

They work through a number of tunes and songs, inviting you to suggest arrangement ideas yourself. Music (with chords, countermelody and bass) will be sent out in advance along with a video of each tune played at medium pace for those who learn by ear. Above all, it’s a rare opportunity to play with a multi-instrumental and welcoming group.

Sat 11 Feb
11am - 4.30pm
£60

Book tickets for the band's evening gig here.

Moonrakers website

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Suitable for 18+ years

Sat 17 Sept and 5 Nov
11am – 4pm
£34

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Moonrakers

Four piece band, Moonrakers (harp, cello, stringed instruments, whistles, female/male vocals) pride themselves on having brought traditional and contemporary folk music to new audiences in festivals, arts centres, churches and village halls across the UK.

With songs and tunes from the English, Irish and Scottish tradition as well as their own compositions, they’ve been described as 'startlingly talented' (Oxford Times) and 'truly wonderful' (Wycombe Festival), with five albums of 'exquisite music' (BBC).

Their albums have received glowing reviews in the music press ('The real deal' The Living Tradition; 'Uplifting, sensitively crafted songs and tunes' FATEA magazine).

Studio
£15

Take part in an Acoustic Workshop with Moonrakers on the day of the gig. Work through a number of tunes and songs with the band. Music is sent out in advance along with a video of each tune played at medium pace for those who learn by ear. A rare opportunity to play with a multi-instrumental and welcoming group.

Moonrakers website
@MoonrakersBand
@nordenfarm

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The Noise Next Door: Mysterious Mansions of Mystery

Take a tour of the world’s most bewildering building with comedy heavyweights The Noise Next Door.

Who knows what lurks in the curious corridors and bizarre boudoirs of this ancient manor house? You do! What you say goes in this hour of anarchic entertainment that is fun for literally everyone.

A little bit spooky, a little bit stupid and a whole lot of funny.

'World-class comedy' ★★★★★ USA Weekly
'Comedy masterpiece' ★★★★★ ThreeWeeks
'Fabulous' ★★★★★ Latest
'Immense' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Studio
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Tickets for children under 18 months For this show, tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps

The Noise Next Door website
@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

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The Noise Next Door: Hometown Heroes

The quickest wits in comedy are coming to town with a side-splitting evening of hilarious off-the-cuff songs, scenes and characters.

The stars of ITV1's Tonight at the Palladium spin comedy gold out of the all things that YOU, the live audience, think are the best, worst and down right weirdest things about your hometown. Maybe a bit of local laughter really can save the day!

The Noise Next Door are thirteen time sell-out veterans of The Edinburgh Fringe. They have appeared on BBC1's The One Show, ITV1's Britain’s Got Talent and Comedy Central's Roast Battle. They have also appeared alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan and Harry Hill.

'Hilarious… A superior kind of chaos' Telegraph

'21st century comedy at its finest and funniest' The Stage

'Comedy gold… Staggeringly well executed' Guardian

'Phenomenal' Daily Mirror

Suitable for ages 15+ years

Studio
£16

The Noise Next Door website
@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

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Zoe Lyons: Bald Ambition Tour

Zoe Lyons has kept herself busy in the last couple of years by having what can best be described as a monumental midlife crisis. It involved buying a sports car, having a brief marital separation and running a 100k ultra marathon which really didn’t end well. Along the way her hair decided the best thing to do was abandon ship. It ain’t easy being a middle aged woman: try doing it with a combover. Thankfully Zoe has been able to explore the funny side of all these twists and turns. It's time to sell the silly car and try and put the wheels back on her life.

Zoe is the host of BBC2’s Lightning. She's known as a star of Live at the Apollo and a regular on BBC1's Have I Got News for You, BBC2's QI and Mock the Week.

Other credits include Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2), Stand Up and Deliver (C4), House of Games (BBC2). Zoe is an immediately recognisable voice on Radio 4 as a regular on The News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Unbelievable Truth and The Now Show, and also co-hosts Frank Skinner’s show on Absolute Radio.

Age guidance 14+ years.

'A masterclass of how to write, construct, and perform an Edinburgh show, or any show in fact' ★★★★★ Funny Women

'Lyons is on top of her game, in command of her material, her audience and her stage' ★★★★ Chortle

'An hour of intelligent observations and hilarious character comedy' ★★★★ Three Weeks

'A tremendously good comic operating at a vertiginous level' ★★★★ The Wee Review

'A huge talent' ★★★★ One4Review

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Zoe Lyon's website
@zoelyons
@nordenfarm

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The Marley Experience

The world's number one sound, look and vibe alike Bob Marley Tribute.

This is a band with a difference - with lead vocalist Lionart's undeniable vocal resemblance to the late, great King of Reggae - Bob Marley himself.

Lionart has performed on stage alongside famous Reggae stars such as Dawn Penn, Erroll Dunkley and David Rodigan. He has been the lead vocalist in bands such as the Friendly Fire Band and the Roots Ambassadors. He has also played trumpet for Reggae band Natural Mystic.

Lionart has performed at festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown, One Love Festival, Reggae Garden Festival and more.

Lionart has a natural flair for all things Bob Marley. As well as being a close look alike and authentic sound alike, he brings the the passion of the legendary Bob Marley to the stage.

Courtyard Theatre
£20
This is a standing event with some unallocated seating

The Marley Experience website
@KINGOFREGGAE3
@nordenfarm

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Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet

Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! put on fabulous, feelgood 70s and 80s disco nights for grown-ups at venues across London and the South East - and we’re delighted to welcome them back for another funk- tastic party.

HSDY nights are recommended by everyone from Time Out and The Guardian to Stylist and Radio 4 and they have been described as 'Abba collides with Saturday Night Fever in a glorious mash up'.

Dapper DJ Lord Anthony will be on the decks playing all your favourite soul, funk and disco tunes and our wonderful HSDY dancer, Lady Boo will be showing you the moves to everything from Car Wash (complete with shiny rags) and I Wanna Dance with Somebody, to the 1979 Gonzales hit, Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet, after which they take their name.
If you fancy dressing up (it’s not obligatory, but lots do) there are prizes for the best retro outfits, and free sweets and ice pops too.

In the words of Shalamar, it’s going to be 'a night to remember!'

10% profits from HSDY nights go to Cancer Research UK

Courtyard Theatre
£15
This is a standing/dancing event with some unallocated seating

Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet! Website

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National Theatre Live: Othello

by William Shakespeare

directed by Clint Dyer

An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwean (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).

She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost. 

Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.  

Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Fleetingwood Mac

Fleetingwood Mac are an exciting tribute to the legendary band Fleetwood Mac.

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

They create a genuine Fleetwood Mac sound with a modern edge, doing justice to the classic songs that play a huge part in many people’s lives.

The band do not go on stage pretending to be Fleetwood Mac, instead performing as five musicians who love the music and want to share it to a wider audience.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Fleetingwood Mac's website
@fleetingwoodmac
@nordenfarm

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Rob Auton - The Crowd Show

The Crowd Show is a comedy / theatre / spoken word show about crowds, people and connection.

The Crowd Show is a show suitable for anybody who has been in a crowd or wants to be in the crowd for this show.

Rob Auton is an award-winning writer, actor and podcaster, named the ‘Brian Cox of Comedy’ by the Guardian. He has written eight hit Edinburgh Fringe shows, which have led to nationwide tours and television/radio appearances. Rob has had four collections of poetry and illustrations published by Burning Eye Books and Harper Collins.

In 2020, Rob started The Rob Auton Daily Podcast, which went on to amass over two million listens and win a gold award for Best Daily Podcast at the British Podcast Awards.

'A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot' The Guardian

'Emotionally charged - a heart-warming clarion call for universal connection' Evening Standard

'Makes laughter out of wonder and brings us all together. We need him' The Scotsman

'Something that'll leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy round the edges' The Herald

'Brilliant' Stewart Lee

Studio
£15

Rob Auton's website
@RobertAuton
@nordenfarm

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

Martin Turner and his band return to the stage to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wishbone Ash’s seminal double live album Live Dates.

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve
Upton. They were intent on creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody. Martin Turner envisaged the band’s innovative harmony-guitar hallmark. Guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell were recruited via a now legendary Melody Maker advert.

Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity that would produce some of rock music's best loved works. Their name is synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Martin Turner continues to delight audiences with performances of the band’s best loved works. His current line up features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Sonny Flint.

They capture the original Wishbone Ash line-up at its very best during the peak of its commercial success. Expect epic tracks such as The King Will Come, Warrior, Throw Down the Sword and Phoenix.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash website
@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

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Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch

One of the UK’s fastest rising comedy stars Robin Morgan brings a hilarious brand new show on tour for 2023

A lot has happened to Robin since the last tour. He’s moved back to Wales, happily married with two kids. So what happens next? A vasectomy of course.

Robin’s been all over your telly and radio, with appearances on Mock The Week (BBC Two), Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction (Comedy Central), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).

He created the topical panel show What Just Happened? (BBC One) and co-created Ellie Taylor’s Safe Space (BBC Radio 4), and also appeared in both, the greedy boy.

His writing credits include Have I Got News For You (BBC One), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), The Mash Report (BBC Two), The Great Pottery Throwdown (C4) and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), and is the studio warm-up artist for The Graham Norton Show (BBC One).

'Bloody funny. He must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame' Chortle

Studio
£13 | £10 conc

@robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

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On Track

March 2020. Kit is a dynamic single mother. Her world suddenly shrinks.

Staying at home to save lives means a retreat back to the role of mother and home-maker. With the walls closing in, the garage and 2 wheels become her sanctuary...

On Track is a new play drawing on true stories and using RedCape’s trademark blend of comedy and visual, physical theatre. The audience follow Kit’s journey of discovery through the shocking history of women’s cycling. Riding at night, disguised as men, these cycling pioneers powered over Victorian ideals of the genteel, house-bound woman and opened up new worlds.

Exploring the effects of isolation on mental health and showing how a simple bicycle can become a vehicle to freedom once again. On Track will inspire you to pump up your tyres and ride out on a new adventure too.

Supported by Arts Council England with funding from the National Lottery. Developed at and supported by 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space and South Street Arts.

Studio
£16

RedCape Theatre website
@RedCapeTheatre
@nordenfarm

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Michelle de Swarte: Moved

Michelle has been on the move since birth. She's moved country four times, been homeless three times, been a fashion model, a cleaner, a reporter, presenter, writer, cat sitter and actor. Married, divorced, on drugs, off drugs.

In this new show, Michelle breaks down the highs and lows of burning your life to the ground and starting again when forty is around the corner.

Star of the highly acclaimed Sky/HBO’s The Baby, Michelle is an actress, comedian and writer. She can currently be seen in Prime Video’s Backstage with Katherine Ryan. She also starred as a series regular in Katherine Ryan’s Netflix series The Duchess.

Born in South London, Michelle was spotted by a model scout at the age of 19 and moved to New York, where she became heavily involved in the comedy scene. Since moving back to London, she has been busy filming and writing her own semi-autobiographical comedy series with Various Artists Limited and has recently been the tour support on Katherine Ryan’s tour.

'All hail the new Queen of Comedy' Sunday Times Style

'Dry brilliance' iNews

Age guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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An Evening of song with Annie Dressner, Lucy Grubb, Dan Wilde and Luke James Williams

Bound by a shared love of classic songwriting, these four acclaimed singer-songwriters perform both individually and in collaboration.

Between them they have amassed appearances at some of the UK’s biggest festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk, Green Man and Black Deer. They have garnered rave reviews from the likes of Folk Radio, Maverick and Paste Magazine, and received airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music.

A rare opportunity to see four shining lights of the UK acoustic scene performing together in some of the country’s finest grassroots music venues.

Studio
£15

Annie Dressner website
@AnnieDressner
Lucy Grubb website
@lucygrubb
<a target="
blank" href="https://www.danwilde.net/"> Dan Wilde website
Luke James Williams website
@ljwilliamsmusic
@nordenfarm

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Ray Bradshaw – Deaf Com 1

Following his groundbreaking 2018 show, Deaf Comedy Fam, Ray's new show covers his recent fatherhood, teaching his young son sign language and a disastrous trip to Bahrain!

Ray is an international award winning comic. He spent 2021/22 touring the UK as John Bishop’s handpicked support act, having previously toured with Frankie Boyle in 2019.

Ray was the first comedian to ever win a Scottish Culture Award and is a regular host of Scotland’s most popular radio show, Breaking The News.

Ray is a CODA (like in the Oscar winning film) and grew up with deaf parents. All of his shows are performed in both BSL and English, with Deaf Comedy Fam becoming the first ever live comedy experience for more than 800 deaf audience members.

Ray’s clever, charming and very funny comedy has received critical acclaim from critics and fans alike.

'Bradshaw is raucously funny … captivating, funny and sharply executed' ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com

'Funny and fascinating… one in six of us will lose our sense of hearing. Deaf Comedy Fam proves it doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of humour' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'This years most groundbreaking show' ★★★★ Short.com

'I grinned from ear to ear for the entire hour“ ★★★★ Voice Magazine

'Has a clear comedy gift' ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

Studio
£15

Ray Bradshaw's website
@comedyray
@nordenfarm

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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

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

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

For their 2021/22 shows they are joined by vocalist Mark Pascall, best known for his work with Cats in Space and Departed, bassist Brian Badhams (Bernie Marsden’s Alaska, Steve Gibbons Band) and guitarist Alan Bell.

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Kingdom of Madness website
@KOMclassMagnum
@nordenfarm

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Animals!

The animals are gathering. But one species hasn't turned up, and it's the species which has been causing all the trouble.

By Den and Signals

Something's got to be done, and whatever it is, it's going to be wild!

Animals! is an empowering and uplifting performance about animals, humans and nature. It is fun, interactive and features original songs. It celebrates the amazing wildlife around us and makes big things feel possible.

Suitable for ages 6+ years.

Studio
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Den and Signal website
@densandsignals
@nordenfarm

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Simon Brodkin: Screwed Up

Fresh from his sold-out, critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run and becoming the most viewed British comedian of all time on TikTok, the world famous prankster and Lee Nelson creator is back with an outrageous new show.

In Screwed Up Simon rips into celebrity culture, social media, the police, Putin, Prince Andrew and Jesus.

Nothing is off limits in this hilarious show, including his own mental health, his family, his five arrests and how he once found himself at an underground sex party.

'No show has made me laugh more than this one… His finest hour on stage' ★★★★ The Times

'Screwed Up is a full-on rat-a-tat gag-fest' ★★★★ Mail On Sunday

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

Simon's website
@SimonBrodkin
@nordenfarm

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Emmanuel Sonubi: Emancipated

Emmanuel's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show looks at his life, including being the only boy and the youngest of six children (that’s right – 5 OLDER sisters).

He explores that that looks can be very deceptive and what has led him to become the person he is today.

The show also covers his time as a doorman in some of the scariest clubs in London, his career in musical theatre and life as a parent to two young children.

Through his hilarious storytelling, it's a deeper look into all the experiences that shaped his personality and opinions today.

Emmanuel made his TV debut on Comedy Central UK. He has appeared on ITV1's The John Bishop Show, ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show, Comedy Central Live and ITV's Sorry I Didn’t Know. He's been heard on BBC Radio 4 shows including The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Edinburgh Fringe Award; Nominees show.

'Outright hilarious, his star is on the rise' Fest
'Side-splittingly funny, there are roaring laughs' The Independent
'Sonubi is a distinctive, classily polished act. His ascendancy appears assured' The Scotsman
'Big laughs, engaging tales, you’re seduced by the easy authority of his storytelling' The Guardian
'There’s no denying Sonubi his impeccable craft. If he’s shooting for a BBC One primetime slot, this is bang on target' The List

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Emmanuel Sonubi's website
@emmanuelstandup
@nordenfarm

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Eshaan Akbar : The Pretender

Whether it’s you, the person you go on a date with, your boss, or the opinion-makers on TV, we’re all pretending we know what we’re doing.

We don’t. And it’s about time we all had a proper laugh about it.

Eshaan has been seen on BBC1's Mock The Week and QI, and heard on award-winning podcasts Have A Word, Ninetwentynine and Spitting Image. He's also appeared on LBC, Times Radio and BBC Radio 4.

'A fine comic entertainer, an intelligent maker of points and a wealth of fascinating facts' The Scotsman

'Genius stand-up comedy' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

'A story that’s likely to go far' Chortle

Studio
£15


Eshaan's website
@eshaanakbar
@nordenfarm

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Flash - A Tribute to Queen

Flash – Hit after hit, anthem after anthem, guaranteed to blow your mind, as quoted by the BBC ‘as close as it gets’.

Flash - A Tribute to Queen, established in 2001 brought together the finest musicians from several Queen Tribute shows to form a ‘best of the best’ live tribute to the musical legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Every member of the group has been creatively and technically inspired by Queen, each using replica equipment, adding that extra sound characteristic and obvious visual treat to the decerning fan, they take great satisfaction and pride in producing a show that performed in authentic costumes, brings back all the magic that made every Queen concert so very special.

Entering their 52nd year, Queen amassed a huge back catalogue of hit records and it’s been hard work trying to construct a show that captures their creative history in such a small amount of stage time - but the band guarantee the show to be a non-stop jukebox of the very best of Queen, hit after hit, anthem after anthem, with audience participation at a high from the very start.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | £18 Supporters

Flash's website
@Flashtribute
@nordenfarm

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Made in (India) Britain

by Rinkoo Barpaga.

Roo is a deaf Punjabi boy from Birmingham, living in a world that wasn't made for him.

With great humour, he narrates the impact of ableism and racism throughout his childhood and adult life. It leads him to confront one key question: 'Where do I belong?'

'Confident and charismatic' ★★★ The Stage

'Barpaga is a remarkable storyteller' ★★★★ FestMagazine

'A truly brilliant piece of theatre' ★★★★★ Neuro Diverse

'Made in India/Britain is one of the most accurate portrayals I’ve ever seen of just how it feels to discover your community, and the journey which it follows' ★★★★★ Liam O’Dell

Performed in BSL, Spoken English and Closed Captions

Studio
£16

Rinkoo Barpaga's website
@RinkooBarpaga
@nordenfarm

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Lucy Porter - Wake-Up Call

A brand new stand up show from the TV and radio favourite.

As heard on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show and seen on Would I Lie to You, QI and Live at the Apollo.

Wake-Up Call is a show about revelations, realisations and epiphanies - both large and small. 

Subjects covered include: bin collection schedules, the novels of Jean Rhys, cats, school fair booze tombolas, the Scottish Enlightenment, pressure washers and Huel. It’s an exuberant, silly show with some wisdom sprinkled on top.

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

'A treat from start to finish' The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Lucy's website
@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

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Rhys James: Spilt Milk

Rhys James is right back where he belongs: on tour around the country, with a markedly different schedule to Chelsea's fixture list to prove he is not the footballer.


One of the final Mock The Week regulars and star of Live At The Apollo,

Rhys’s previous tour sold out over 70 dates nationwide. Since then he’s released a third Radio 4 series, starred in The Great American Joke Off for US network The CW and been hurled through the air on a bungee cord by Micah Richards on Sky's A League Of Their Own.

He has also been seen on Richard Osman’s House Of Games, Celebrity Mastermind and Pointless Celebrities.

'Master of the lightning-paced, gag-dense, precision-delivered set' The Guardian

'Scintillating stand-up' ★★★★ The Times

'An immaculately crafted set… crowd-pleasing, relatable entertainment rarely comes any sharper' ★★★★ Evening Standard

'A ton of smart, intricately-written jokes and stories where you’re never more than a few seconds away from another punchline' ★★★★ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Rhys's website
@rhysjamesy
@nordenfarm

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Magical Bones: Soulful Magic

Following sell out runs at the Edinburgh Festival and across the UK, the Britain’s Got Talent finalist takes to the road.

This brand-new show is full of the most awe-inspiring and high energy magic you’ll see this year.

Direct from appearances on America’s Penn & Teller Fool Us, BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks.

'A dazzling show… full of imagination and flair' ★★★★ The Guardian

‘What’s happening on stage really is magic’ The Telegraph

‘A spellbinding show that leaves the audience gasping in disbelief’ ★★★★ The Wee Review

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Magical Bones website
@MagicalBones
@nordenfarm

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Tiff Stevenson - Sexy Brain

The critically acclaimed stand up, writer and actor invites you to spend an hour with a woman and her self diagnosed 'Sexy Brain'... a study in trying to see all sides of every argument and driving yourself slowly mad in the process.

Sexy Brain was one of Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s Best Reviewed shows of 2022. Tiff's previous 5 star rated shows have all been listed in British Comedy Guide's Edinburgh Fringe Top 20 best shows.

Tiff has been seen on Mock the Week, People Just Do Nothing, The Office, Game Face and ABC's The Weekly.

'This is Tiff Stevenson at her finest' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★★ The Mirror | ★★★★★ Sunday Herald | ★★★★★ Funny Women

Suitable for ages 15+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Tiff Stevenson's website
@tiffstevenson
@nordenfarm

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Jive Talkin'

Renowned as the original and very best Bee Gees tribute show.

Jive Talkin' are the only Bee Gees tribute show that has actually performed with the original Bee Gees!

As with the original band, Jive Talkin' is very much a family affair. Brothers Gary and Darren Simmons take on the roles of Barry and Maurice Gibb. Darren's son Jack joined the group in 2014 in the role of Robin Gibb. They are supported musically by a four piece band with lead guitar, violin, cello and drums, to ensure that every note in every song is just right!

With all the great Bee Gees hits including Tragedy, Night Fever, Massachusetts, Stayin Alive, Jive Talkin. Expect a 2 hour explosion of music and vocal harmony!

'The Soundalike quality is quite sensational' The Stage

'Amazing similarity to the real Bee Gees' Wakefield Express

'Absolutely brilliant' Maurice Gibb

'WOW' Barry Gibb

Courtyard Theatre
£24

Jive Talkin' website
@UKTheatreShows
@nordenfarm

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The George Harrison Project

The George Harrison Project is a live music celebration of George Harrison’s best-loved hits from his early Beatles songs, his solo career and The Traveling Wilburys.

Featuring My Sweet Lord, Got My Mind Set On You, Give Me Love, What Is Life, Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Here Comes The Sun, Handle With Care, All Things Must Pass, Blow Away, Cheer Down and many more!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The George Harrison Project website
@nordenfarm

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The Carrivick Sisters

The Carrivick Sisters are one of the UK's top young bluegrass and folk acts.

Twins Laura and Charlotte perform their original songs and instrumentals along with a few carefully chosen covers on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and clawhammer banjo. Their busy touring schedule is rapidly building them a reputation for engaging and entertaining live performances with tight sibling vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental virtuosity. Having grown up in South Devon, an area rich in folk lore and legends, much of their original material is inspired by their local surroundings and history.

The Carrivick Sisters first started performing as a duo in 2006, originally as buskers before turning professional when they left school in 2007. In 2007 they won the South West Busker’s and Street Entertainer’s Competition, gaining themselves their first spot at Glastonbury Festival. In 2008 Laura achieved 2nd place at the RockyGrass Fiddle Contest in America. The Carrivick Sisters were finalists in the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young FolkAwards 2010 and were named Band|Duo of the Year in the 2011 FATEA Awards. Most recently Charlotte won first place in both Old-time banjo and fiddle at FOAOTMAD's festival in Gainsborough 2012.

'Demonstrating rare instrumental and vocal superiority that puts their colleagues to shame… this is one duo which is going places' ★★★★★ Maverick Magazine

Studio
£16

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Oye Santana

Based around the exciting dance rhythms of Santana’s Latin music, this is no ordinary tribute to Carlos Santana’s music.

More a party than a concert, this is a feast of Latin music, superb musicianship and hit songs, faithfully re-creating the music of Santana.

They bring a powerful and melodic drive to Santana’s Latin rock style, which they play with power, passion and perfection ensuring a fantastic high energy, engaging and fun event.

Oye Santana play all the hits including the Grammy award-winning Smooth plus Maria Maria, She’s Not There, Black Magic Woman, Samba Pa Ti, Oye Como Va, Jingo and Corazon Espinado.

The six-piece band line up consists of a superb 'Carlos Santana' - looks and sounds identical to the great man himself. Top-notch Spanish and English speaking vocalists compliment them.

Courtyard Theatre
£22

Oye Santana's website
@OyeSantanaBand
@nordenfarm

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A Band Called Malice

A Band Called Malice - The Definitive Tribute to The Jam has been impressing audiences up and down the country with their tribute to The Jam.

A show full of high octane energy that takes the audience right back to those heady days when The Jam were most popular in the late 70s early 80s. Playing all the hits including Going Underground, Town Called Malice, Start, Eton Rifles, David Watts and many, many more. National Tribute Award Finalists in 2019, this band will not disappoint. Book your ticket(s) now for an unforgettable evening down memory lane!

Friday 22 September 2023
Courtyard Theatre
£18

A Band Called Malice website
@nordenfarm

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