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Arts and Crafts Session

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

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

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Mon 17 Feb - Wolf Mask and Frog
Tues 18 Feb - Dreamcatcher and Rainbow
Wed 19 Feb - Space - Solar System
Thur 20 Feb - Spring - Plastic Planters and Flowers
Fri 21 Feb - Tudors - Tudor Rose and Goblet
Sat 22 Feb - Little Grimm Tales - Make a wish and become a magical beast or fairy for a day!

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

10am - 10.45am
£5 per child

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by professional artists Caroline Crawford and Amelia Pimlott.

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

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

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Metaphorically Speaking Part 2

John Percy is an abstract artist who works in painting and collage with a number of themes dealing with aspects of choice, decision and chance combined with elements of entropy and chaos.

This exhibition is part two of last year’s Metaphorically Speaking. Here he shows us a limited selection of favourite larger abstract paintings which scan back over a longer period.

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Messy Monsters

Led by Kayleigh Galvin.

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

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

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

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Storytelling

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales this February Half Term!

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

Mon 17 Feb - The Witch Got on at Paddington Station by Dyan Sheldon
Tues 18 Feb - Jack and the Magic Harp
Wed 19 Feb - The Old Troll and The Last Wheel of Cheese
Thur 20 Feb - A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson
Fri 21 Feb - The Old Troll and The Last Wheel of Cheese
Sat 22 Feb - The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

Mon 17 Feb- Sat 22 Feb
11am and 1.30pm
£2 per person

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Little Grimm Tales

What if the wishes were granted?

What if the magic were real? Beasts and breadcrumbs, wolves and witches, frogs and fairies all join the fun in a stunning new adaptation of Grimm’s most magical tales.

Age guidance 3+ years.

WHY? ‘Their beautifully crafted micro-shows are like collector’s items’ The Stage

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

Presented by Box Tale Soup in association with the Everyman Theatre

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Monday Morning Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

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

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

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

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Suitable for 18+ years

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Pastel: A Mixed Media Approach

Led by Jo Hall.

Use soft pastel to paint a winter landscape, still life subjects and fish using a mixed media approach.

Techniques include layering pastel with matte acrylic medium and using pastel over a monoprint base, a technique used by Degas, also using metallic, iridescent and oil pastel with soft pastel.

Materials cost to tutor £7 (approx).

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 25 Feb (exc 11 Feb) | 10am – 1pm
£105 for 6 week course

  •  18 Feb
  •  25 Feb
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Chloe and the Colour Catcher

Chloe lives in a world with only one colour, a world that is completely grey.

But at night, when she’s wrapped up tight, her dreams are colourful and bright. Join Chloe on her courageous journey to unleash all seven shades of the rainbow.

Age guidance 4+ years.

WHY? ‘This show glitters even when its world is grey’ ★★★★ The Stage

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

Presented by A Bristol Old Vic and Ad Infinitum Co-production

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Weathering with You (12A)

Dir: Director: Makoto Shinkai 2019 | 114 mins, JP

Student Hodaka Morishima leaves his home and moves to Tokyo. He lives his days in isolation until he meets a young girl named Hina Amano. Hina is bright and strong-willed. She also possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.

WHY? Makata Shinkai’s follow up to the global anime sensation Your Name

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

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Evening Papercraft

Led by Catherine Smith.

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

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

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

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

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

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

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1917 (15)

Dir: Sam Mendes 2019 | 119 mins, UK/US

Set at the height of the First World War. Two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers - Blake’s own brother among them.

WHY? From Sam Mendes, the Oscar® winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty

'Sam Mendes turns western front horror into a single-shot masterpiece' ★★★★★ The Guardian

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Alcohol Inks

Led by Kate Spencer-Millan

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

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 5 Feb and 12 Feb – 4 Mar
10am - 12.30pm
£60 per 4 week course, plus £20 materials cost to tutor

SOLD OUT
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Strings Concertini with String Fever

Four brothers combine electric instruments with a talent for engaging audiences of all ages.

Be inspired whilst the kids dance, sing or just chill out on our bean bags!

Suitable for all ages.

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

WHY? Expect a little bit of classical, a little bit of rock and roll, and a lot of fun!

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

Concertini website

  •  19 Feb SOLD OUT
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Spies in Disguise (PG)

Dir: Troy Quane, Nick Bruno 2019 | 102 mins, US

Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission.

WHY? Can Lance and Walter work as a team to save the world?

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

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StarDog and TurboCat (U)

Dir: Ben Smith 2019 | 90 mins, UK

Launched into space by his scientist owner in 1969, loyal dog Buddy crash lands in the present-day in a small town where pets are ruthlessly rounded up by animal-hating cop Peck. Desperate to be reunited with his owner, Buddy recruits genius millionaire cat Felix to help him on a madcap adventure across town.

WHY? Animated adventure starring Luke Evans, Nick Frost, Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy

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

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She'Koyokh - First Dance on Second Avenue

Described by The Guardian as 'one of the finest British-based exponents of global music', She’Koyokh is a virtuosic, versatile and prize-winning band playing klezmer and Sephardic music and songs from the Balkans and Turkey.

Their latest album, First Dance on Second Avenue, was nominated in the 2018 Songlines World Music Awards and received 5 stars in the Evening Standard and fROOTS.

Their show is an intoxicating and inspiring blend of vocals, clarinet, flute, bagpipes, guitar, accordion, double bass and percussion. Their members hail from Turkey, the Balkans and the UK and their repertoire is rooted in tradition. From Jewish weddings, Romanian mountains, Serbian villages, Bulgarian festivals and Turkish saunas, each song has a story to tell about love, life, sadness and joy. There is a saying in the Balkans that this music makes you cry and dance at the same time.

WHY? The band are regular visitors to BBC Radio 3 and recently composed and performed a klezmer concerto as a prelude to Mahler’s 1st Symphony with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

@shekoyokh
@nordenfarm

She'Koyokh's Website

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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Introduction to Jewellery Making

Led by Grant Forsyth

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

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

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Maria Wloszczowska on violin with Sophia Rahman (piano)

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society

Schubert Sonatina in A minor no.3
Beethoven Sonata in A major no.2
Dvorak Romantic pieces op.75
Prokofiev Sonata in F minor

Prize-winning Polish violinist Maria Wloszczowska performas as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide. She gave her debut recital at the Wigmore Hall in 2016. Sophia Rahman won the Royal Overseas League's Accompanist Award and other prizes.

WHY? Perfect playing of perfect chamber music

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (MMS Members £10), £5 under 18s

SOLD OUT
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Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

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

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 21 Feb and 28 Feb – 24 Apr (exc 6 Mar, 10 and 17 Apr)
11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course and £49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Histories of the Unexpected: The Tudors!

History and merriment for ages seven to 107!

History as you’ve never seen it before in this fun for all the family historical extravaganza!

Why is the history of shrinking all about the Spanish Armada? Why is the history of oranges all about Tudor spies? What links Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to windows, bells and fire? Why is the history of rings all about the death of Elizabeth I?

Expect mind-bending stories, shocking tales and fascinating relics as our critically acclaimed Histories of the Unexpected duo rampage around the past, leaving no stone unturned (and no historical window unbroken) in their madcap mission to make sure that you never think about the Tudors in the same way… ever again!

Sam Willis is one of the country’s best-known historians and has made more than ten TV series for the BBC and National Geographic including The Silk Road and Invasion!

James Daybell is Professor of Early Modern British History at Plymouth University and is one of the country’s finest historical thinkers.

Age guidance 7+ years.

WHY? 'Fun, witty and fast-paced…an innovative approach to telling history' BBC History Weekend

‘It’s Genius!’ Pail Ross, Talk Radio

‘History as you’ve never seen it before’ Dan Snow

‘It’s the new Horrible Histories’ BBC Radio Devon

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

Histories of the Unexpected Website

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Janey Godley's Soup Pot Tour

Tell all the Sandras, Big Frank and all the lassies fresh from Zumba to grab the soup pot and get ready for the Queen of Scottish Comedy.

Expect live voice overs with hilarious patter from Big Tereeza May in Torremolinos, Boris and his bawjaws and see Nicola Sturgeon up on the big screen with all the latest patter.

WHY? Janey has over 40 million hits online and regular sold out shows at Edinburgh and Glasgow Comedy Festivals

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50

@JaneyGodley
@nordenfarm

Janey Godley's Website

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Alex Edelman - Just for Us

Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart.

Alex Edelman’s first show, Millennial – about very traumatic stock photos and young people - won an Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first show by an American to do so since 1997.

The follow-up, Everything Handed to You - about identity and the availability of plug sockets in airports - was even more acclaimed: selling out its entire Edinburgh run and garnering the second-best reviews of any comedy show at the Festival. It was also filmed in its entirety for a special called Live at the BBC, which is currently available on Netflix.

Just For Us is what comes next. Nominated for the Barry award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, earning the prestigious Herald Angel award as well as being nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show, it’s about gorillas that can-do sign language and tribalism. Come.

WHY? ‘Boasting technical flair and a precocious authority, Edelman’s comedy manages to capture the voice of Generation Y’ Guardian

‘I fondly imagined this was what it might have been like to watch Jerry Seinfeld when he was in his early 20s. There is no greater praise than that.’ ★★★★★ Mirror

‘Every story is a precision-engineered Rolls-Royce of a routine, perfectly timed and constructed, each morsel of information released just at the right moment’ Chortle

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@AlexEdelman
@nordenfarm

Alex Edelman's Website

  •  21 Feb SOLD OUT
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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

A dynamic yoga class with precise alignment focus. Linking the breath with a flow of postures and time at the end for relaxation will leave you feeling stronger, more flexible, calm and renewed. Deborah Le Vene-Page has been teaching yoga since 2005, her classes are fun, friendly, inspiring and suitable for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

Suitable for 18+ years

Spring
Sat 11 Jan – 28 Mar | £96 per 12 week term
Sat 4, 18 and 25 Apr (drop in) | £10 per class
10am – 11.15am


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

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Painting Studies: Stylised Flowers in Acrylic

Led by Caroline Crawford

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Work on canvas with acrylic paints to create a vibrant piece, using a less representational approach.

Sat 22 Feb
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

A new play adapted from the works of P G Wodehouse 

Written by the Goodale Brothers 

Take your seats with caution! 

Aristocratic buffoon Bertie Wooster has hired the theatre for the night to present his one man show detailing a recent and rather spontaneous series of misadventures, including the theft of a novelty cow creamer and a narrow escape from unwanted matrimony.

The only trouble is Bertie hasn't worked out who's going to play the parts. Will the show be a disaster? Will the scenery stay upright? Or will his trusty manservant Jeeves step in and save the day?

'I have to say I’m finding this acting business rather easy Jeeves! Apart from having to do a newt impression, I think that went tremendously well.'

In a joyous reimagining of the classic P G Wodehouse characters, three actors hurl themselves from role to role as they race to tell the story of Bertie's own farcical adventures.

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense was created by the Goodale Brothers, adapted primarily from P G Wodehouse The Code of the Woosters. After hugely successful runs in the West End, it won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

Presented by Theatre Chipping Norton and The Barn Theatre.

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Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

Multi award-winning comedian Simon Munnery reprises his notorious alter ego, the bedsit anarchist Alan Parker Urban Warrior.

Once the most radical, now the only radical, Alan returns with the old gold, the old truths, and some new truths (based on the old truths).

For over 35 years, Munnery has performed around the world, experimenting with and innovating the stand-up form. In the 1990s, his Alan Parker: Urban Warrior character took the comedy circuit by storm, garnering Munnery his own BBC Radio 1 series, which Time Out London called ‘the funniest thing on Radio One’ and a residency on ITV’s Saturday Live. 1996 saw him collaborate with Graham Linehan and Stewart Lee for BBC2 show, London Shouting, in his Alan Parker guise, and the character also become a regular contributor to NME magazine.

Simon Munnery is a British Comedy Award nominee, Perrier Award nominee, Sony Radio Award winner and Chortle Award winner. He’s most recently appeared in Channel 4’s acclaimed Flowers, and will soon be seen in Will Sharpe’s Louis Wain movie biopic, co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.

WHY? ‘Gloriously inept radical anorak’ The Times

‘Marx, Engels and Sid Vicious would all have died laughing' The Guardian

‘Munnery’s parody of a punk rock anarcho snowflake, hand drawn with real love for its subject, returns to a world worse than any he could have imagined in his home decade of the 1980s' Stewart Lee

Presented by Show And Tell.

Age guidance 16+ years.

Studio
£12

@SIMONMUNNERY
@nordenfarm

Simon Munnery's Website

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Zumba (Sundays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

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

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

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

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A Hidden Life (12A)

Dir: Terrence Malick 2019 | 173 mins, DE/US

The story of an unsung hero, based on real events. Franz Jägerstätter refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II. The Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason. But Franz’s unwavering faith and love for his wife Fani and children, keep his spirit alive.

WHY? The latest film from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick

‘A refulgent return to form from one of cinema’s vital auteurs’ Variety

Read the full review here.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Stephen Bailey - Can't be Bothered

Stephen Bailey has made a name for himself for being a little gossip.

This year he’s grown up and decided to have a conversation with you (but a funny one – he’s still Channel 5’s darling) - about everything that is going on in the world.

Host of Channel 5’s Celebs on the Farm, Stephen has appeared on ITV’s Coronation Street, ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, BBC2’s Live at the Apollo and The Apprentice: You’re Fired - it’s been a very big year for Stephen, he’s even bought a new microwave.

He’s the best mate you want to chat to at the pub and he thinks the world has gone mad. This show is bit of storytelling, some inappropriate anecdotes and more sincerity than he’s ever dared have! What more do you want? He’s basically Holly Willoughby.

WHY? ‘An outrageous, hilarious hour of comedy’ British Comedy Guide

‘Stephen’s show was hilarious from the first line, and for the whole performance I don’t think a single joke died’ Voice Magazine

Age guidance 16+ years.

Studio
£14.50 (£12.50 conc)

@stephencomedy
@nordenfarm

Stephen Bailey's Website

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Bombshell (15)

Dir: Jay Roach 2019 | 108 mins, CA/US

A revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time: Fox News. This is the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it. Starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and John Lithgow.

WHY? Based on a true story

'One of the most compelling stories of the #MeToo movement is told unflinchingly, empathetically and authentically, with Charlize Theron completely nailing the knotty character of Megyn Kelly' ★★★★ Empire

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Bethany Hearn.

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

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 30 Mar (exc 3, 10, 17 Feb)
10.15am – 11am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £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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The Arts Society Maidenhead

The Arts Society Maidenhead provides an exciting programme of monthly lectures on the third Monday of the month, covering a wide range of subjects.

The speakers are all engaging communicators, who excel in their field. The Society offers enjoyable opportunities to discover and support the arts of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Come along to make new friends in convivial surroundings.

To enquire about membership or to attend a lecture as a guest, please email maidenhead@theartssociety.org


Mon 20 Jan - Lucy Hughes Hallett – Cleopatra: The Most Womanly of Women and the Most Queenly of Queens
Mon 24 Feb - Fenella Billingham – The Great Twelve: The Senior Livery Companies of the City of London
Monday 16 March - Neil Faulkener – Dickens, Lawrence & Zhivago: David Lean’s Art of Cinema

If you are already a member, you can also pre-book a lunch meal deal for your next lecture, please click here for more information.

  •  24 Feb
  •  16 Mar
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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Mon 24 Feb – 30 Mar
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£42 per 6 week course


Suitable for 18+ years

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Due to foreseen circumstances Tues 3 Dec Ballet Beats classes have been cancelled. Please contact Box Office for more information on 01628 788997.

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 31 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Due to foreseen circumstances Tues 3 Dec Ballet Beats classes have been cancelled. Please contact Box Office for more information on 01628 788997.

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 31 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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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.

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 25 Feb (exc 11 and 18 Feb) and 3 Mar – 31 Mar
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 25 Feb (exc 11 and 18 Feb) and 3 Mar – 31 Mar
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Raks Sharki - Middle Eastern Dance

Led by Ellen O’Farrell

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

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

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

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

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

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a sibling under 6 months

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre - Group A will be working towards a performance of 'A New Time Music Hall'. A collection of performances to entertain, amaze and amuse in the music hall tradition with a modern twist.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Years 2, 3 and 4

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre - Group B will be working towards a performance of 'A New Time Music Hall'. A collection of performances to entertain, amaze and amuse in the music hall tradition with a modern twist.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 5 and 6

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring Term our Youth Theatre Academy group will be working towards a perfromance of “Shakers Re-stirred” by John Godber and Jane Thornton.

Every town has a Shakers. The oh-so trendy cocktail bar where everybody wants to be seen. We are given a glimpse into the long suffering world of the waitresses and customers that lurk behind the plastic palms.

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Years 12 and 13


'The Troublemaker gang had me film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

'Troublemaker helped foster the creativity I use every day in my animation and video work' James Willis

'Troublemaker gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Hashmat Sultana

The ‘Sufi sisters’ were propelled into the limelight in 2016’s Indian TV talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.

Since then Hashmat and Sultana have been winning the hearts of audiences in India and internationally with their contemporary twist on traditional Punjabi folk and ancient Sufi music. They are now touring the UK with a full live band.

WHY? The duo are an internet sensation with over 25 million views online for their song Rang

'A bursting, transcendent performance of religious Sufi music mixed with contemporary Indian beats and thumping kick drums' Rhythm Passport

Presented in association with Asian Arts Agency

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Hashmat Sultana Website

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Grace Campbell - Why I'm Never Going Into Politics

Grace Campbell survived a childhood in British politics – her dad is Alastair Campbell.

She is co-founder of feminist group The Pink Protest and wants to tell you why she’ll never consider a career in Westminster. Expect vagina jokes, mental health within Parliament and anecdotes of hanging out with Putin’s kids.

WHY? ‘Articulate, witty and very funny’ ★★★★★ The Edinburgh Reporter

Studio
£12

@GraceCampbell
@nordenfarm

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Wed)

Led by Richard Lee.

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Calligraphy - The Italic Hand

Led by Stuart Maxwell

The Italic hand has many varied forms, from a basic script to very flourished and ornate lettering. The basic alphabet through to advanced flourishing and effects will be covered depending on ability, together with compositional layout. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Thur 16 Jan – 26 Mar (exc 20 Feb)
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£120 per 10 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre Group C will be working towards a performance of 'An Utterly Fictitious History of Maidenhead'. A devised performance which uses the groups collective imagination to create a show looking at how our home town came to be.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Thursdays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 and 9


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre Group F will be working towards a performance of 'An Utterly Fictitious History of Maidenhead'. A devised performance which uses the groups collective imagination to create a show looking at how our home town came to be.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Thursdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 and 11


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

Led by Richard Lee.

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

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

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Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior... Confessions of a Club Comic

Comedian, author, cultural icon and - most recently - idiot who agreed to be tortured on 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!', Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts.

But live comedy is where she's in her element, and now - after her spell in the jungle - she sets out for the more welcoming destination of Maidenhead.

Expect a show packed full of sharp-tongued gags and cultural observation, this is Shappi's warts and all journey through the 90s comedy scene, to breaking through on telly and then letting it all slip away.

WHY? As heard on Radio 4, read in two warmly-received books and seen sleeping in a hammock

Age guidance 14+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£15


@ShappiKhorsandi
@nordenfarm

Shappi's Website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Bethany Hearn

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

Spring
Fri 17 – 3 Apr (exc 14 and 21 Feb)
10.15am – 11am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £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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The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG)

Dir: Armando Iannucci 2019 | 119 mins, UK/US

A wry and heart-filled film following Charles Dickens’ iconic hero on his journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer in Victorian England. This classic ode to grit and perseverance is reimagined through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell.

WHY? Featuring an ensemble cast of stage and screen actors including Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie and Ben Whishaw

‘A wonderfully entertaining adaptation full to bursting with fantastic comic performances’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Relaxed Screenings
The screening on Friday 28 February at 11am is a Relaxed Screening. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The house lights are kept on and audience members can come and go as they please.

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Digi Den

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 27 Mar (exc 21 Feb)
5pm – 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Swing into Spring - Tina May (vocalist)

Presented by Jazz at the Farm

Tina's stunning range, creative dexterity and repertoire equally suits her on-stage performances in Paris, New York and recently, Australia as well as the intimate club-style presentation of Jazz at Norden Farm.

Supported by a special Quartet, Will Gibson (alto & tenor sax), Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and David Ingamells (drums).

Studio
£15 (£13 conc), £5 under 16s

Tina May's Website

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Cara Dillon

This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years.

Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara performs material from her new album Wanderer. It is a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman.

WHY? ‘Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice’ Mojo Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£22

@CaraDillonSings
@nordenfarm

Cara Dillon's Website

  •  28 Feb SOLD OUT
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Salsa at the Farm (Beginners to Improvers)

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

This new year, make sure you finish your week on a high! Join us for cosy nights of dancing to popular salsa tracks. Make Friday your fun night at the farm as we share how to dance authentic salsa with you.

A class dedicated to absolute beginners, improvers or dancers new to Cuban salsa, or those who simply want to practise their technique. Our aim is to offer you fun classes that introduce you to authentic salsa and then consolidate your experience in a friendly environment.

Spring
Fri 10 Jan – 14 Feb and 28 Feb – 3 Apr
Beginners to Improvers | 8pm-9pm | £42 per 6 week course
Improvers to Intermediate (including social dancing) | 9pm-10.20pm | £10 per class

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Salsa at the Farm (Improvers to Intermediate)

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

This new year, make sure you finish your week on a high! Join us for cosy nights of dancing to popular salsa tracks. Make Friday your fun night at the farm as we share how to dance authentic salsa with you.

This is a masterclass for experienced salseros who want to progress from improvers to an intermediate level and beyond! Your session will include social dancing and an invitation to join us to practise and perfect your technique. So, come along to perfect your Cuban motion, increase your repertoire of moves and become more adept at responding to the music and your partner.


Spring
Fri 10 Jan – 14 Feb and 28 Feb – 3 Apr
Beginners to Improvers | 8pm-9pm | £42 per 6 week course
Improvers to Intermediate (including social dancing) | 9pm-10.20pm | £10 per class

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Chris Bryant.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Suitable for 18+ years

Sat 29 Feb and 26 Apr
10am – 3pm
£34

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Youth Dance

An energetic weekly contemporary dance class, led by Charlie Dixon (4Motion Dance Theatre co).

Build confidence and improve technique, whilst learning new ideas for choreography. With tracks from Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals, Vampire Weekend and more!

Suitable for all abilities, all terms are 10 weeks long. A great opportunity to build on existing skills in a friendly creative atmosphere.

Suitable for ages 9 - 13 years.

Free Taster Session
Try out the class at a free taster session! Book your place online or through our Box Office on 01628 788997. Places are limited and subject to availability. Only one free taster session per student.

Spring
£67 per term
Sat 18 Jan - 28 Mar (exc 22 Feb)
10am - 11am

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Choice Grenfell

In these somewhat uncertain times comes a wonderful evening of warmth, wit and gentle humour.

The best of Joyce’s hilarious songs and monologues from Stately As A Galleon and Free Activity Period to A Terrible Worrier and First Flight.

Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most endearing characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist William Blezard.

As Joyce would have said “We request the pleasure of your company” in the company of one of Britain’s best loved comediennes.

The family of William Blezard (Joyce’s musical director and pianist) have also given permission for us to use material from previously unheard rehearsal tape recordings and personal letters sent from Joyce to William.

WHY? The show will provide a completely unique view into the life of Joyce Grenfell through the eyes of her well respected friend, William Blezard

Courtyard Theatre
£15, £13 Supporters

Choice Grenfell's website

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Little Women (U)

Dir: Greta Gerwig 2019 | 134 mins, US

Based on the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott. The story unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

WHY? The timeless and beloved story of the March sisters

'Gerwig saves her most impressive narrative flourish for the very end, with a finale that would absolutely delight Louisa May Alcott' ★★★★★ Empire

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Bring Baby Screening
The screening on Friday 24 January at 11am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-up’s with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

Relaxed Screenings
The screening on Friday 31 January at 10.30am is a Relaxed Screening. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The house lights are kept on and audience members can come and go as they please.

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The Royal Ballet:The Cellist/Dances at a Gathering

Encore screening.

The inspiration for Cathy Marston’s first work for The Royal Ballet main stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme.

WHY? Set to music by Chopin, this is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre Group H will be working towards a performance of 'An Utterly Fictitious History of Maidenhead'. A devised performance which uses the groups collective imagination to create a show looking at how our home town came to be.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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In Search of Chopin

Run time tbc

Chopin’s music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide. Some of the world’s best musicians provide the music, including Leif Ove Andsnes, Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam and the Orchestra of the 18th Century.

WHY? Funny, heart-breaking, inspirational – this film has been called the first to really illustrate the true nature of this remarkable composer

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen.

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

No partner necessary.

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


Suitable for 18+ years

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Grisaille & Glazing Techniques: Watercolour & Acrylic

Led by Jo Hall.

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

Students to bring own materials.

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

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Twisted Art: Paint and Sip

Led by Angela Mitchell.

An informal social painting class for people who like to relax with a drink as you paint with step by step guidance. Each class will feature a different painting.

Perfect for total beginners, everything you need will be provided. Just turn up in your comfy clothes, grab a drink at the bar and then choose your seat.

Tues 4 Feb - Birch Trees
Tues 3 Mar - Rendezvous - Flamingos
Tues 7 Apr - Flower Frenzy

Spring
Tues 4 Feb, 3 Mar and 7 Apr
7.30pm- 10pm
£25 per session, £5 materials cost to tutor

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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

Wed 15 Jan - Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
Wed 5 Feb - The Spanish Promise by Karen Swan
Wed 4 Mar - The Suspect by Fiona Barton
Wed 1 Apr - The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

Spring
Wed 15 Jan, 5 Feb, 4 Mar and 1 Apr
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

  •   4 Mar SOLD OUT
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The Haunted Through Lounge & Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale

The Grimm Players present The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society making a spectacle of themselves and their harassed producer.

Vigorous sound effects enhance their spine chilling mystery production.

WHY? A tale of murder and mayhem that will bring down the house or at least a substantial part of the set!

Studio
£15

Presented by The Grimm Players Theatre Company

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Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (18)

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

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

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

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

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Movie Monday Offer
The screening on Monday 23 September at 2pm is part of the Movie Monday screenings. Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

Encore screenings.

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane.

WHY? Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp

'James McAvoy stuns in a piece of pure theatre' ★★★★★ Evening Standard

Read the full review here.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Clinton Baptiste in The Paranormalist Returns

Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 TV show Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights. Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation.

Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave. He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.

But more, he takes you through his demise, his comeback and finally… finally on this special night, he will attempt to pass over to The Other Side and return (before the venue want you all out)… with THE ANSWER!

‘Hundreds of years ago when man walked the planet he had no real means of communication. In time man developed a phenomena which has never been fully understood by the psychic community. This phenomena is… Clinton Baptiste’ Peter Kay (That Phenomena)

WHY? The world-renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Starring ALEX LOWE, Clinton Baptiste is the copyright of Goodnight Vienna Productions.

@realclintonb
@nordenfarm

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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners learn techniques including sawing, filing, polishing, ring making, stone setting, texturing, doming and soldering, to make some beautiful jewellery. More experienced participants are taken forward with their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor for 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 14 Feb and 28 Feb – 27 Mar
10am – 12pm
£84 per course


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson

Beginners learn techniques including sawing, filing, polishing, ring making, stone setting, texturing, doming and soldering, to make some beautiful jewellery. More experienced participants are taken forward with their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor for 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 14 Feb and 28 Feb – 27 Mar
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Musical Memories

Led by Rona Topaz

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

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

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

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

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Flo & Joan - Before the Screaming Starts

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

Age guidance 14+

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@FloandJoan
@nordenfarm

Flo & Joan's Website

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Watercolour Mediums

Led by Jo Hall

In this third of four water media workshops we will depict a waterfall or still life using watercolour with aqua sheen and/or aqua modelling paste.

Four watercolour workshops suitable for beginners and those who have some experience with watercolour. Each workshop has an emphasis on a different watercolour technique

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

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world.

Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

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

The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (PG)

Dir: Marielle Heller 2019 | 109 mins, CN/US

A jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers. Can he overcome his scepticism to learn about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbour? Based on true events, this is a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism.

WHY? ‘Tom Hanks charms as Mister Rogers’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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

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A Garland of Song

Taplow Girls’ Choir hosts an evening of choral music with three excellent choirs.

Their guests are the Beaconsfield High School Chorale conducted by Caroline Goodall and the Borlase Gospel Choir – led by students Georgia Tuke and Ava Sherwood-Roberts.

WHY? An evening not to be missed!

Courtyard Theatre
£12 (£10 under 16s)

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The Lighthouse (15)

Dir: Robert Eggers 2019 | 109 mins, CA/US

A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. The Lighthouse is the latest film from visionary filmmaker Robert Eggers (The Witch).

WHY? ‘A thrilling ride which explores isolation and insanity’ ★★★★ The Express

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Talking Tables
The screening on Tuesday 10 March at 2pm is a Talking Tables screening. Talking Tables is a new pilot project from Norden Farm that aims to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss events, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people!

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

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124 Studios

A diverse group of artists who work and exhibit together in and around Maidenhead.

Artworks in the exhibition range widely in style and medium. They include subjects such as portraits, flowers and abstraction.

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Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall (15)

Dir: Alfred George Bailey 2019 | 92 mins, UK/US

Photographer Jim Marshall captures the heights of the Rock ’n’ Roll music era. From the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, to the civil rights movement. His diary of a life in music captures both the volatile man behind the lens and the seismic changes that defined the 1960s.

WHY? A documentary about legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Creative Writing

Led by Katy Walker.

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

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring pen and paper.

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

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The Man who Left is not The Man who Came Home

An inspiring play based on real stories exploring the impact of going to and returning from war on the families of the armed forces.

It is the result of over a hundred interviews with soldiers and soldiers’ wives. The drama is interlaced with a live, true account from military wife Sam Campbell-Coombe.

WHY? A story of resilience, of hope, of change – of what it’s like when the man you love is going to war and might not come back

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card)

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

Age guidance 14+ years
Contains strong language and scenes that some audience may find upsetting.
Please speak to Box Office for more information about potential triggers.

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Kendal Mountain Festival - UK Tour 2020

Fire up your imagination! Watch an incredible collection of short adventure films on the big screen, stories of human endurance and breathtaking environments.

Plus hear from the amazing Anna McNuff, joining the festival on stage. Anna is an endurance athlete, adventurer and mischief maker. She recently completed an incredible adventure running the distance of 100 marathons through Britain completely barefoot!

Named by The Guardian as one of the top female adventurers of our time, Anna has a capacity for feats of exceptional endurance, most of them solo, having previously run self-supported along New Zealand’s 3000km Te Araroa Trail.

Festival Director Steve Scott will present the evening and there’ll be prizes from the tour sponsors.

WHY? 'Awesome Saturday night out @kendalmountainfestival. Watched the most awe-inspiring, jaw-droppingly beautiful line up of short films and listened to the legend @annamcnuff talk about her South American travel tales. Always honest, inspiring, crazy and funny' @sweatybettyruns | Kingston, March 2019

Courtyard Theatre
£18 standard (£10 students and under 25 years)

Kendal Mountain Festival website

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Rhys James - Snitch

Mock The Week regular and star of his own BBC Radio 4 series, Rhys James heads out on his first national tour.

In early 2019, Rhys was asked to go back to his school and inspire the Year 11s. Given that teenagers are a nightmare and there was no fee, he ghosted the teacher who had emailed. Bit of a shame really, given that he's figured out the true circle of life, has solved parenting despite having zero children, and even thinks he can predict the curriculum of schools in 50 years. Maybe he'll inspire some Year 11s in 2069.

As also seen on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, and heard on Radio 4’s The News Quiz.

Age guidance 16+

WHY? ‘On the cusp of greatness’ London Evening Standard

‘Charismatic, clever and self-aware... destined for great things’ Guardian

‘Sickeningly talented… never more than a few seconds away from another punchline’ ★★★★ Time Out

‘A clever wordsmith with great timing... A cut above’ ★★★★ Independent

‘James is flip your head back, laugh out loud, clap spontaneously, elbow the stranger next to you, snort uncontrollably and pee your pants funny’ ★★★★★ EdFestMag

Studio
£12

  •  12 Mar SOLD OUT
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Parasite (15)

Dir: Bong Joon Ho 2019 | 132 mins, KR

(Korean with English subtitles)

Kim Ki-teak's family are all unemployed and living in a squalid basement. When his son gets a tutoring job at the lavish home of the Park family, the Kim family's luck changes. One by one they gradually infiltrate the wealthy Parks’ home, attempting to take over their affluent lifestyle. Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture.

WHY? Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

'A gasp-inducing masterpiece' ★★★★★ Mark Kermode, The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Pete Firman

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

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

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

'Spellbinding' List

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

Age guidance 14+ years

£16

@petefirman
@nordenfarm

Pete Firman's Website

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The Pendulum Quintet

Presented by Jazz at the Farm.

Featuring sparklingly creative musicians from the stable of The Pendulum Jazz Orchestra, who are rapidly rising to become the UK's young jazz statesmen. You will know them!

WHY? With Simon Allen (saxes), Paul Jordanous (trumpet), Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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

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

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

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

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

'A hit' ★★★★ The Times

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

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

Suitable for ages 16+ years

Studio
£10

@jlukeroberts
@nordenfarm

John-Luke Roberts' Website

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Matt Forde

Britain's leading political comedian once again promises his last show as an EU citizen (maybe).

As seen on BBC1’s Have I Got News for You, BBC2’s Mock the Week, The Royal Variety Performance and Dave’s Unspun.

WHY? ‘Our foremost satirical stand-up... Whatever your politics, you’ll find excellence here’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@mattforde
@nordenfarm

Matt Forde's Website

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

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

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

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

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

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Treasure Beyond Measure - 30 Years of Music by Jewel Tones

Join Jewel Tones and Crosfields School Chamber Choir for an afternoon of music!

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Woods.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

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

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Songs from Ireland

Pat Abernethy (from Belfast) and Dave Marsden (from Dublin) return to their Irish roots for this intimate evening of music and stories.

All the songs reflect the Irish spirit in its many forms - nostalgia, romance, emigration, politics, loss, humour and more. Between songs, you will also be regaled with stories from their days in Ireland.

WHY? Featuring songs from the likes of Paul Brady, Tommy Makem, The Furey Brothers, Van Morrison and Val Doonican

Presented by Isosceles

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Our World

An evening of music, dance, song and drama showcasing the aspirations and talent of BCA’s young performers.

WHY? See what the world looks like though the eyes of the students

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 conc)

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A Streetcar Named Desire (12A)

Dir: Elia Kazan 1951 | 127 mins, US

New Orleans’ French Quarter. Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) is a small-town beauty who feels her best years are behind her. She arrives at the apartment of her sister Stella (Kim Hunter) and her explosive husband Stanley (Marlon Brando). Elia Kazan’s legendary adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play.

WHY? ‘Two of the greatest performances ever put on film’ New Yorker

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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

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Geoff Norcott - Taking Liberties

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘A Right laugh’ Guardian

‘Happily, he is very funny’ Telegraph

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

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

Geoff Norcott's Website

  •  18 Mar SOLD OUT
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Siobhan Miller

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

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

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

Studio
£16.50

Siobhan Miller's Website

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Chamber Philharmonic Europe Orchestra

Founded 2006 in Cologne, Germany, the orchestra engages talented young musicians from 18 European nations.

Its outstanding high artistic level has been confirmed by many concerts and festivals as well as press and critics. The orchestra will play concertos and other pieces by Vivaldi, Hummel, Suk, Bach, Rachmaninoff and Nielsen.

WHY? A rare opportunity to hear an international chamber orchestra

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (MMS Members £12), £5 under 18s or 1 free with an adult ticket

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Jen Brister - Under Privilege

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

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

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

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

@JenBrister
@nordenfarm

Jen Brister's Website

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Delightful Decay - Old Buildings & Doorways in Acrylics

Led by Karen Carter

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Use a variety of acrylic pastes and collage to work through a series of stages creating layers and textures.

Fri 20 Mar
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class, plus a £2 materials cost to tutor

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Gold

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

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£19

@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's Website

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Matt Richardson: Imposter

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

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

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

‘Hilarious and Charming’ The Mirror

‘Sharp, Funny and Warm’ Heat Magazine

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

Studio
£16

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

@MattRichardson3
@nordenfarm

@Matt Richardson's Website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Keane's Hopes & Fears vs The Scissor Sisters' self-titled debut

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

Two debut LPs from 2004 – the biggest selling LPs of that year – battle it out for your vote.

Will it be the wistful delicate charm of Tom Chaplin or the disco glam of Jake Shears that gets the nod?

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

Studio
£8

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Emma. (PG)

Dir: Autumn de Wilde 2020 | 124 mins, UK

Emma Woodhouse is handsome, clever and rich. She is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy and Miranda Hart.

WHY? Jane Austen's beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending

'Viewers will look back on Taylor-Joy’s portrayal of Emma as the one to beat' Radio Times

Click here to read the full review.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Bring Baby Screenings
The screening on Wednesday 25 March at 11am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-ups with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

Relaxed Screenings
The screening on Tuesday 24 March at 11am is a Relaxed Screening. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The house lights are kept on and audience members can come and go as they please.

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

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Mother's Day Singalong with Mairi Cowieson & Friends

An uplifting family concert by West End singer Mairi Cowieson.

Enjoy singing along to songs from stage and screen, including Mary Poppins, the Lion King and Frozen.

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

Suitable for all ages.

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

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

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The Story of Walter and Herbert

The true story of friendship between world renowned town planner Walter Bor and his best friend, and world famous actor, Herbert Lom.

Their journey from Nazi occupied Prague is told by award winning comedian Joe Bor.

WHY? ‘Bor offers a gentle, humorous meditation on friendship, family and the Jewish experience in the 20th century’ Three Weeks

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Jonas Kaufmann My Vienna

Encore screenings

A tribute by the star tenor to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta. Featuring popular Viennese music from Die Fledermaus and Wienerblut by Johann Strauss and Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, plus classic songs inspired by the city of Vienna.

WHY? Filmed live in the magical setting of the Wiener Konzerthaus

Courtyard Theatre
90 mins | £15

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Step out of 'busy, busy, doing, doing' and drop into just 'being'. Learn how to focus on the present to help manage thoughts and feelings and to improve mental wellbeing.

Spring
Tues 14 Jan and 24 Mar
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Maidenhead Drama Festival

A week-long festival of one-act plays from local youth and adult groups, with comments each evening from a professional adjudicator and a host of trophies to be won.

WHY? Join us for the whole week and see if you agree with the final choices!

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£9 conc)

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The Royal Opera: Fidelio

Encore screening.

Beethoven’s only opera is an uplifting story of risk and triumph. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime.

WHY? This new production is conducted by Antonio Pappano, starring Jonas Kaufmann and Lise Davidsen

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Marlon Soloman - Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale

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

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

WHY? ‘Shrewd, funny and important’ The Guardian

Age guidance 13+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@supergutman
@nordenfarm

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Birds in Acrylics

Led by Karen Carter

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Painting small, fast and loose, capture the colour and beauty of birds... create your own flock! A basic knowledge of acrylics would be useful.

Fri 27 Mar
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class

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Greed (15)

Dir: Michael Winterbottom 2019 | 100 mins, UK

Self-made British billionaire Sir Richard McCreadie’s retail empire is in crisis. After a damaging public inquiry, his image is tarnished. To save his reputation, he decides to bounce back with a highly publicised and extravagant party celebrating his 60th birthday on the Greek island of Mykonos.

WHY? Satire starring Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Isla Fisher and David Mitchell

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Little Joe (12A)

Dir: Jessica Hausner 2019 | 105 mins, UK/AT/ DE

Alice is a single mother and dedicated senior plant breeder. She has engineered a special flower that makes its owner happy. Against company policy, Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son. But as it grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creation may not be as harmless as it seems.

WHY? Starring Emily Beecham and Ben Whishaw

'An artfully unnerving, austerely hypnotic horror movie' Variety

Click here to read the full review.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Scratch

The dance showcase returns for the 5th year, with a new model.

Three choreographers share new works and one returning headline artist presents a full length work. Curated by Charlie Dixon (4Motion Dance Theatre co and Charlie Dixon Dance).

Featuring work from Jacob Elliot Roberts, Beth Veitch and 4 Motion Dance Theatre.

WHY? A captivating evening of contemporary dance theatre that gives emerging artists a unique platform

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

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Dom Joly

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@domjoly
@nordenfarm

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In Search of Haydn

102 mins

A documentary exploring Haydn – the composer both Mozart and Beethoven looked up to. Including breathtaking performances by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians. Includes interviews with experts and detailed extracts from Haydn’s personal recollections.

WHY? ‘Joyous, thrilling, informative and accessible’ Empire

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Harry Baker - I am 10,000

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

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

WHY? 'Ferociously intelligent' ★★★★ Scotsman

Studio
£12

@harrybakerpoet
@nordenfarm

Harry Baker's Website

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Painting Without a Brush

Led by Karen Carter

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Explore alternative ways of applying paint to paper using a variety of tools – fingers, card, rags – anything except a brush!


Fri 3 Apr
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15)

Dir: Céline Sciamma 2019 | 120 mins, FR

(French with English subtitles)

Late 18th century France. Painter Marianne is commissioned by an affluent countess to paint the wedding portrait of her sheltered but headstrong daughter. As the two women grow closer, their intimacy and attraction begins to blossom. This paves the way for a simmering, star-crossed romance.

WHY? A heartbreaking period piece told with a distinctly modern feminist energy

'Céline Sciamma’s gripping 18th-century story of obsession demonstrates a new mastery of classical style' ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Norden Farm Night Market

The Night Market returns by popular demand!

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

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

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

Long Barn Free Entry

Click here to apply for a stall at the event.

  •   3 Apr FREE
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Align and Flow Yoga - Drop In Session

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

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

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Paint a Decorative Cup & Saucer in Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall.

This is the fourth of four water media workshops. We will explore depicting a colourful cup and saucer.

Four watercolour workshops suitable for beginners and those who have some experience with watercolour. Each workshop has an emphasis on a different watercolour technique

Sat 4 Apr
10am – 3pm
£38, Please bring own materials unless stated

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Dark Waters (12A)

Dir: Todd Haynes 2019 | 126 mins, US

Corporate environmental defence attorney Rob Bilott defends Big Chem companies. He finds himself conflicted when he is contacted by two farmers who believe that their local DuPont plant is dumping toxic waste that is destroying their fields and killing their cattle.

WHY? Legal thriller based on a true story, starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and Anne Hathaway

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Echoes by Mi Flamenco

Mi Flamenco's evocative new production, Echoes, combines engaging imagery, emotive flamenco dance and soul-stirring music and voice.

Original music by Uri Tal (virtuoso guitar) combines with the haunting sound of Sean O’Connell’s flute and the raw vocal power of singer Luis Vargas Monge.

Add the dance passion and sophisticated strength from Ester Tal and Tomas Arroquero and you have all the necessary ingredients to lose yourself in an immersive experience of flamenco sights and sounds.

WHY? 'Stunning flamenco dancing backed up by hugely talented guitar players and singers'
Helen Potter, Docklands Review


Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£15 conc)

@EsterMiFlamenco
@nordenfarm

Mi Flamenco's Website

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The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

Encore screenings.

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. The production breathes new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet.

WHY? This eternal tale of doomed love is a masterpiece filled with iconic moments

‘There are superlative performances – and the world’s most glamorous black tutu – in Liam Scarlett’s new take on the classic’ ★★★★The Guardian

Read the full review here.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth & I

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Make A Play in Three Days

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Create a play from scratch in just three days! Explore different elements of theatre such as acting and script writing before performing your masterpiece at the end of the course.

10+ years

Mon 6 – Wed 8 Apr 10am – 4pm
Performance at 4pm
£100 (£90 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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Concertini with YolanDa Brown

The star of Cbeebies YolanDa’s Band Jam is a world renowned saxophonist and multi MOBO award winner.

Stay on afterwards for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music.

Age guidance 4+ years.

The 11am show is a Relaxed performance – ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND.

WHY? Expect a fusion of reggae, jazz and soul

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

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Quest: Digital Zone

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

Keep your eye on the website for updates on events and workshops.

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Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)

Dir: Jeff Fowler 2020 | 99 mins, CA/JP/US

The world's speediest hedgehog is embracing his new home on Earth. Sonic and his new best friend Tom must team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr Robotnik and his plans for world domination.

WHY? Live-action adventure comedy, based on the global blockbuster videogame

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

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Easter in Art

85 mins

The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. Some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment. This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.

WHY? Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Onward (cert tbc)

Dir: Dan Scanlon 2020 | Run time tbc, US

Set in a suburban fantasy world. Two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. The latest film from Disney and Pixar (The Incredibles, Toy Story, Coco).

WHY? Featuring the voices of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt and Octavia Spencer

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

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Digital Zone: DJing Taster (8-12 yrs)

A crash course in switching and mixing!

Learn the basics with our in-house DJs, add effects and take the mic! End with a DJ dance off!

10am – 12pm
8 - 12 years
£12 per person

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Digital Zone: DJing Taster (Families)

A crash course in switching and mixing!

Learn the basics with our in-house DJs, add effects and take the mic! End with a DJ dance off!

1pm – 3pm
Families
£12 per person

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Hansel and Gretel

An interactive treat for families, and anyone who would enjoy a relaxed, inclusive theatre experience.

Join Hansel and Gretel as they venture into the woods, trailing breadcrumbs and sharing their story as they go. The mischievous siblings are searching for the magical market at the heart of the forest – but if they’re not careful they’ll find more than just sweets waiting for them in the deep dark woods...

This inclusive version of Hansel & Gretel is a sensory story full of magic, gentle interaction and integrated signing.

WHY? With an enchanting woodland set, playful characters and poetic storytelling, it is a perfect first theatre experience for little ones

Age guidance 3+ years

Run time 50 mins
Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by Exeter Northcott Theatre and PaddleBoat Theatre

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The Call of the Wild (PG)

Dir: Chris Sanders 2020 | 105 mins, US

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

WHY? Starring Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens and Karen Gillan

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

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Rock and Roll Cabaret

It's 1959 and a stormy night forces a group of friends to run for shelter at their local diner.

They only have the wireless and their guitars for entertainment. The friends reminisce on their favourite songs from the 1950s. Featuring the music of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Bill Haley and many more, this is definitely a night to remember!

WHY? A journey back in time to celebrate the music of Rock and Roll!

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£10

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London Astrobeat Orchestra

A West African re-enactment of The Beatles’ last ever recorded studio album Abbey Road.

The London Astrobeat Orchestra are a funky, rhythmic, anthemic, percussive, and earth-shatteringly tight live band. They perform the treasured Beatles classics over a backbeat of Afro-Mandingue grooves embellished with intricate Malian Kora.

WHY? This is AfroBeatleMania!!!

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 Supporters)

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Explore: Yoga Party (5-12 yrs)

An energetic and fun start looking at sun salutations, balancing, postures and a group spring flower mandala building session!

9.15am – 9.45am
5 – 12 years
£4.50

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Explore: Circus Skills - Trampette (8-10 yrs)

The small trampoline leads to big heights!

Learn how to hit the trampoline and jump into acrobatic tricks!

9.30am - 10.30am
8 - 10 years
£4.50

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Explore: Contemporary Dance Party! (5-7 yrs)

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of chart hits.

9.30am – 10.30am
5 – 7 years
£4.50

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Explore: Chocolate Egg Decorating (11+ yrs)

Decorate a chocolate egg with icings and embellishments - will you gift your egg to someone special? Or keep it as a treat for yourself!

9.30am – 10.30am
11+ years
£4.50

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Explore: Print your own Etching (Families)

Use professional printmaking equipment to produce your very own exciting etching print.

9.30am – 10.30am
Families
£4.50

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Explore: X-Ray Specs (8-10 yrs)

Unleash the powers of magic through cartooning!

Make a genuine working pair of X-Ray glasses and create secret code comics, transforming characters, unexpected surprises, and more!

9.30am – 10.30am
8 – 10 years
£4.50

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Explore: Drama - Make your own Sound Effects (Families)

Using your body, your voice and household object to create noises that will amuse, surprise and entertain you and your friends.

9.30am – 10.30am
Families
£4.50

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Explore: Robots & Drawbots (11+ yrs)

What's better than making a robot? Making a robot that can draw.

Design and build a robot using Microbit, motors, wheels and scrap materials. You can then help it to draw you a picture. You can take away the picture and what you build except the electronics and motors.

9.30am – 10.30am
11+ years
£4.50

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Explore: Make Some Noise! DJ Taster (Families)

Get ready to become the best DJ in town!

Take the mic and get read to mix, spin and switch.


1.30pm – 2.30pm
Families (Minimum age for family workshop is 8 years)
£4.50

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Explore: Teddies Music Club

Chant rhythmic rhymes, let loose on the dance floor and jam out on percussion.

10am – 10.30am
0 – 5 years
£4.50

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Explore: Circus Skills (Families)

Led by And Circus.

Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling.

10.45am – 11.45am
Families (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years)
£4.50

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Explore: Contemporary Dance Party! (8-10 yrs)

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of chart hits.

10.45am – 11.45am
8 – 10 years
£4.50

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Explore: Big Dog Little Dog Yoga

A unique yoga based class for parents and children together!

Please bring a yoga mat.

10.45am - 11.30am
4 - 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult
£4.50

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Explore: Make & Decorate Chocolate Lollipops (Families)

Mould, decorate and package your very own chocolate lollipop to take home!

10.45am – 11.45am
Families
£4.50

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Explore: Wild Etching (11+ yrs)

Using professional printmaking equipment, produce your own awesome etching on hand painted paper.

10.45am – 11.45am
11+ years
£4.50

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Explore: Superhero Spectacular (5-7 yrs)

Create your own amazing superheroes and planet-chomping supervillains and learn loads of secret cartooning tricks and tips along the way!

10.45am – 11.45am
5 – 7 years
£4.50

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Explore: Drama - All about ME! How to own the stage (8-10 yrs)

How to shine on stage and make sure you get noticed in a crowd.

A crash course in posing, attention seeking and upstaging.

10.45am – 11.45am
8 – 10 years
£4.50

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Explore: Robots & Drawbots (5-7 yrs)

What's better than making a robot? Making a robot that can draw.

Design and build a robot using Microbit, motors, wheels and scrap materials. You can then help it to draw you a picture. You can take away the picture and what you build except the electronics and motors.

10.45am – 11.45am
5 – 7 years
£4.50

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Explore: Make Some Noise! DJ Taster (11+ yrs)

Get ready to become the best DJ in town!

Take the mic and get read to mix, spin and switch.

10.45am – 11.45am
11+ years
£4.50

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Explore: Circus Skills (5-7 yrs)

Led by And Circus.

Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling.

12pm – 1pm
5 – 7 years
£4.50

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Explore: Steel Pan Band (Families)

Supported by CultureMix’s friendly tutors.

Create your very own steel band with friends and family and play music together!

12pm – 1pm
Families
£4.50

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Explore: Chocolate Egg Decorating (8-10yrs)

Decorate a chocolate egg with icings and embellishments - will you gift your egg to someone special? Or keep it as a treat for yourself!

12pm – 1pm
8 – 10 years
£4.50

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Explore: Print your own Etching (Families)

Use professional printmaking equipment to produce your very own exciting etching print.

12pm – 1pm
Families
£4.50

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Explore: 3D Cartooning (5-7 yrs)

Comic Club microcube worlds!

Design your very own 3D cartoon universe microworld, complete with magnetic movable characters, special effects, and more!

12pm – 1pm
5 – 7 years
£4.50

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Explore: Drama - Monster Makeup! (Families)

Ghosts, witches, aliens, animals.

Go wild with this hands on session of art, creativity and play.

12pm – 1pm
Families
£4.50

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Explore: Robots & Drawbots (Families)

What's better than making a robot? Making a robot that can draw.

Design and build a robot using Microbit, motors, wheels and scrap materials. You can then help it to draw you a picture. You can take away the picture and what you build except the electronics and motors.

12pm – 1pm
Families
£4.50

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Explore: Make Some Noise! DJ Taster (8-10 yrs)

Get ready to become the best DJ in town!

Take the mic and get read to mix, spin and switch.

12pm – 1pm
8 – 10 years
£4.50

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Digital Zone: Light up your Dance! (Families)

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

12pm – 1.30pm
Families
£12 per person

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Explore: Circus Skills - Trampette (8-10 yrs)

The small trampoline leads to big heights!

Learn how to hit the trampoline and jump into acrobatic tricks!

1.30pm - 2.30pm
8 - 10 years
£4.50

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Explore: Steel Pan Band (Families)

Supported by CultureMix’s friendly tutors.

Create your very own steel band with friends and family and play music together!

1.30pm – 2.30pm
Families
£4.50

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Explore: Make & Decorate Chocolate Lollipops (Families)

Mould, decorate and package your very own chocolate lollipop to take home!

1.30pm – 2.30pm
Families
£4.50

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Explore: Print your own Etching (5-7 yrs)

Use professional printmaking equipment to produce your very own exciting etching print.

1.30pm – 2.30pm
5 – 7 years
£4.50

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Explore: Manga Mayhem! (11+ yrs)

Join comic artist James Parsons for an introduction to manga and learn all you need to know to create an awesome super-cute chibi character!

1.30pm – 2.30pm
11+ years
£4.50

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Explore: Drama - Dragons and Unicorns (5-7 yrs)

Jump in to this fantasy world of mythical beasts where you can become any of the magical creatures from legends.

1.30pm – 2.30pm
5 – 7 years
£4.50

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Explore: Robots & Drawbots (8-10 yrs)

What's better than making a robot? Making a robot that can draw.

Design and build a robot using Microbit, motors, wheels and scrap materials. You can then help it to draw you a picture. You can take away the picture and what you build except the electronics and motors.

1.30pm – 2.30pm
8 – 10 years
£4.50

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Explore: Make Some Noise! DJ Taster (Families)

Get ready to become the best DJ in town!

Take the mic and get read to mix, spin and switch.

1.30pm – 2.30pm
Families (Minimum age for family workshop is 8 years)
£4.50

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Explore: Circus Skills (Families)

Led by And Circus.

Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling.

2.45pm – 3.45pm
Families (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years)
£4.50

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Explore: Make & Decorate Chocolate Lollipops (5-7 yrs)

Mould, decorate and package your very own chocolate lollipop to take home!

2.45pm – 3.45pm
5 – 7 years
£4.50

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Explore: Wild Etching (8-10yrs)

Using professional printmaking equipment, produce your own awesome etching on hand painted paper.

2.45pm – 3.45pm
11+ years
£4.50

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Explore: Crazy Pop Up Comics! (Families)

Family fun with crazy pop-up comics!

A chance for the whole family to get creative learning the basics of pop-ups, and even a bit of next level super-awesome ultra pop-up making! - you'll be able to design a 3D comic art picture that literally jumps out the page!

2.45pm – 3.45pm
Families
£4.50

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Explore: Drama - Stage Combat (11+ yrs)

Learn to punch, kick, wrestle and slap – all without actually hurting anyone!

2.45pm – 3.45pm
11+ years
£4.50

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Explore: Robots & Drawbots (8-10 yrs)

What's better than making a robot? Making a robot that can draw.

Design and build a robot using Microbit, motors, wheels and scrap materials. You can then help it to draw you a picture. You can take away the picture and what you build except the electronics and motors.

2.45pm – 3.45pm
8 – 10 years
£4.50

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Explore: Make Some Noise! DJ Taster (11+ yrs)

Get ready to become the best DJ in town!

Take the mic and get read to mix, spin and switch.

2.45pm – 3.45pm
11+ years
£4.50

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Explore: Steel Pan Band (5-7 yrs)

Supported by CultureMix’s friendly tutors.

Create your very own steel band with friends and family and play music together!

2.45pm - 3.45pm
5 - 7 years
£4.50

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Downhill (15)

Dir: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash 2020 | 86 mins, US

Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray. They are forced to re-evaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Inspired by the film Force Majeure by Ruben Östlund.

WHY? Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell star in this biting comedy

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Amazing Bubble Man

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

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

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

Suitable for all ages.

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

@bubguy
@nordenfarm

Amazing Bubbleman Website

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£12

robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

Robin Morgan's Website

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Military Wives (12A)

Dir: Peter Cattaneo 2020 | 112 mins, UK

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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

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The Gingerbread Man

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

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

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

Age guidance 3+ years.

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

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Art Daze

Led by Michaela Clarke

Calling all budding artists and young creatives! Immerse yourself in three whole days of arts and crafts.

Tues 14 – Thur 16 Apr
10am – 4pm

8+ years

£100 (£90 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (U)

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

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

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

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

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Next Steps Dance Intensive

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for three jam packed days.

Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique in class, learn routines and create your own choreography.

Suitable for ages 8+ years. No audition necessary.

Wed 15 – Fri 17 Apr
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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

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Dolittle (PG)

Dir: Stephen Gaghan 2020 | 101 mins, US

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

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

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

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

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The Grahams

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

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

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

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@TheGrahamsMusic
@nordenfarm

The Grahams' Website

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Only Fools And Boycie

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£19

@BeingBoycie
@nordenfarm

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The Clark Tracey Quintet

Presented by Jazz at the Farm.

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

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

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

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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

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

Devise music using modern technology.

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

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Digital Zone: Kaos Jam - Music Tech (Families)

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

Devise music using modern technology.

12pm – 1.30pm
Families
£12 per person

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Cunningham (U)

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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

2.30pm – 4pm
11+ years
£12 per person

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100% Simon Brodkin

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

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

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

'A sublime piece of comedy' The List

'Sky-high gag rate' Metro

'Hilarious' The Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@simonbrodkin
@nordenfarm

Simon Brodkin's Website

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

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

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

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

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

The Vinyl Frontier's Website

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Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

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

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

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

Studio
£12

@adamrowecomedy
@nordenfarm

Adam Rowe's website

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Misbehaviour (12A)

Dir: Philippa Lowthorpe 2020 | 106 mins, UK

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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

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

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

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The Royal Ballet: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Live screening.

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Marie Francois plays the piano

Maidenhead Music Society presents

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

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

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

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

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Jack Tucker

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

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

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

Age guidance 14+ years.

Studio
£12

@jacktuckerfunny
@nordenfarm

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Radioactive (12A)

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

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

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

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

Click here to read the full review.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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The Truth (PG)

Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda 2019 | 106 mins, FR

(French with English subtitles)

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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42nd Street (PG)

Encore screening, filmed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
142 mins | £15

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RSC Live: King John

Richard the Lionheart is dead.

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Jarlath Regan - Notions 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

Age guidance 14+ years.

Studio
£12


@Jarlath
@nordenfarm

Jarlath's website

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A Quiet Place Part II (cert tbc)

Dir: John Krasinski 2020 | Run time tbc, US

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing near you!

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

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

'A must see' ★★★★★ Scottish Field

'The Doctor would approve' ★★★★ BroadwayBaby

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£13 (£11 conc)

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Danni Nicholls

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

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

Her third studio album The Melted Morning was released 2019.

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

'A polished dark gem' Americana-UK

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

Studio
£12.50

@DanniNicholls
@nordenfarm

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London Zulu

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

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

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

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ELO Again

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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An Evening Without Kate Bush

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

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

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

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

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

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

Studio
£14

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Rosemary Clooney: A Life in Song

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

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

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

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

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

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

Natasha Seale's website

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The Sound of Springsteen

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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The Amy Winehouse Experience

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£19 (£17 conc)

@WeAreLioness
@nordenfarm

The Amy Winehouse Experience Website

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The Heath Quartet and Friends

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

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

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

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

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


Maidenhead Music Society's website

The Heath Quartet website

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Rob Newman: Philosophy Show - Work in Progress

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

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

‘He is one amazing comedian’ Time Out

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

Winner: Best Scripted Comedy – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019

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

Age guidance 14+ years.

Studio
£14

@mrrobnewman
@nordenfarm

Rob Newman's Website

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Pop Divas Live!

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

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

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

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

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

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Slime

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

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Never 42

The UK’s premier Level 42 tribute band.

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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Magical Bones: Black Magic

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

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

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

‘Magical Bones performance is stunning’ Evening Standard

'Magical Bones boggled our minds' Official London Theatre

Studio
£15

Presented by Broken Robot Productions.

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Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

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

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

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

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

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

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

Age Guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's Website

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Bye Bye Baby

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Tom Houghton - Honour Tour

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

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

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

Latecomers not admitted. Ages guidance 14+ years.

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

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

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

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

‘A crafty idiot’ ★★★★ The Daily Mail

‘Now that’s class’ ★★★★ Fringe Guru

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

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Last of The Summer Wine

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

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

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

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

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

WHY? ‘An impressionist tour de force’ Independent

‘One of the best vocal performers around’ BBC Comedy

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

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Nick Helm – Phoenix from the Flames

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£14

Suitable for ages 16+ years

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Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

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

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

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

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

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

'A quick-fire hour of fun' ★★★★ Metro

Age guidance 14+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Midsummer Ceilidh

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

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

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

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Razzamataz Theatre School (Reading)

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£12 (£10 conc)

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The Total 60s and 70s Show

Experience the two greatest decades in rock.

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

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

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

‘The greatest sixties band on the planet’ Time Out

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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Macbeth

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

Presented by The Handlebards.

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Basil Brush's Family Fun Show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Basil Brush Unleashed

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

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

WHY? ‘Hilarious’ Digital Spy

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Total Who Show

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

The Total Who Show Website

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Halloween Barn Dance

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

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

Zombies, Ghosts and Witches all welcome …

Long Barn
£15

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John Lennon Tribute UK

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

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

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

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

The line up includes:

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

about 12 hours ago Join us on Fri 21 Feb for @JaneyGodley’s Soup Pot Tour. Expect live voice overs with hilarious patter from Big Tere… https://t.co/OBJc6Qrcdn

about 19 hours ago Hashmat Sultana come to the Courtyard Theatre on Wednesday 26 February! The ‘Sufi sisters’ have been winning hearts… https://t.co/aS93RbdWuC

about 22 hours ago RT @john_artybiker: I’m due to be in the gallery @nordenfarm #maidenhead Sunday afternoon, here’s hoping the weather eases up #exhibition #…

1 day ago Join us in the Studio on tomorrow (Sun 16 Feb) for @Papa_Truck! This five piece bluegrass band write and perform ho… https://t.co/4vKa4FhWx8

2 days ago Come down to Norden Farm this Half Term for Chloe and the Colour Catcher! Join Chloe on her courageous journey to u… https://t.co/lOxXeZm0mn

3 days ago .@SIMONMUNNERY reprises his notorious alter ego, the bedsit anarchist Alan Parker Urban Warrior on Sat 22 Feb. Once… https://t.co/iKD6Jc3WDD

3 days ago Thanks to @printdirectweet for the lovely #gifted goodies for #ValentinesDay! Yummy! https://t.co/pASj2BySZV

3 days ago Grab your yoga mat and head to Norden Farm for Big Dog Little Dog: Parent and Child Yoga. This class is for parents… https://t.co/G35g21ME1H

3 days ago RT @H_S_D_Y: Yay! We are on the radio today chatting to @MichBabsJordan on @BBCBerkshire about our Disco Love Fest @nordenfarm tonight. On…

4 days ago This half term Little Grimm Tales brings some magic to Norden Farm! Join us on Monday 17 February in the Courtyard… https://t.co/YP6uCnEtmd

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