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Little Wrigglers (Wednesdays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

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Beginners/Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

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

The aim will be to relax and enjoy.

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

Wed 2 Mar - 6 Apr, Wed 4 May - 8 Jun, Wed 15 Jun - 20 Jul, Wed 27 Jul - 17 Aug

11am - 12.15pm
£10 per session, £35 per 5 week course, £42 per 6 week course

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

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

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

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Floral Design Course

Led by Kim Wright

This Floral design course for beginners is for those who are new to floral design as well as those with some experience. Kim will guide participants with demonstrations followed by practical work which will give them the confidence to develop their own floral designs each week.

You will be shown how to prepare flowers and foliage, how to create gifts and how to decorate a party, home or just for a pleasure. You will also receive valuable insights on buying flowers, foliage and sundries on the wholesale market.

Spring
Wed 2 Mar – 30 Mar
11am – 1pm
£130 for 5 week course

Summer
Wed 4 May - 8 Jun (6 week course)
11am – 1pm


Additional Information
Please note that the materials are provided for the first class. For subsequent classes participants will need to bring their own Floristry materials such as flowers, foliage, scissors, containers and some other materials each week to be able to create your own floral design. Kim will advise on what's needed each week.

About Kim Wright
Kim has won a number of awards including the 1st prize of Blenheim Palace flower festival 2021. She began sharing her extensive knowledge of floristry and her unique style in workshops three years ago and is excited to offer this bespoke course at Norden Farm. She also dresses weddings, events and church services with her natural look and romantic and elegant flowers. .

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

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The Whitecroft Studio - Her Majesty The Queen

A collaborative portrait displayed in the glass link corridor and visible from the road.

Artists from The Whitecroft Studio first created the portrait in 2012 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It is a combination of forty nine individual canvasses to produce this unique portrait.

The Whitecroft Studio are a group of artists, both local and from around the world, working together in a studio in Berkshire, benefiting from a tapestry of ideas emerging from their diverse cultural origins.

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Compartment No.6 (15)

Dir: Juho Kuosmanen 2021 | 107 mins

Russian with English subtitles.

A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of Murmansk. Forced to share the long ride and a tiny sleeping car with a Russian miner, the unexpected encounter leads the occupants of compartment no. 6 to face the truth about their own yearning for human connection.

'A wonderful human warmth and humour in this offbeat story of strangers on a train and of national characteristics starting to melt' ★★★★ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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 Tues 17 May 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Wed 18 May 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Junior)

Led by Little Tanks

During the first term we will be focusing on enhancing and embedding performance skills. We will use various methods to achieve this including improvisation, characterisation, and voice work. You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals outside of your usual peer group as well as enjoying their sessions in a fully equipped theatrical space. There will also be a series of drama activities each week that will develop your confidence and aim to boost well-being.

Suitable for ages 7 - 11 years

Spring 2022
Wed 19 Jan - 30 Mar (exc 23 Feb)

Summer 2022
Wed 4 May - 13 Jul (exc 1 Jun)

4.55pm - 5.55pm
£85 per 10 week term

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

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Little Tanks

During the first term we will be focusing on enhancing and embedding performance skills. We will use various methods to achieve this including improvisation, characterisation, and voice work. You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals outside of your usual peer group as well as enjoying their sessions in a fully equipped theatrical space. There will also be a series of drama activities each week that will develop your confidence and aim to boost well-being.

Suitable for ages 12 - 16 years.

Spring 2022
Wed 19 Jan - 30 Mar (exc 23 Feb)

Summer 2022
Wed 4 May - 13 Jul (exc 1 Jun)

6pm - 7.30pm
£120 per 10 week term

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

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

Led by Richard Lee

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

Wed 4 May - 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 15 Jun - 13 Jul, 20 Jul - 17 Aug
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

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

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Glenn Moore and Jarlath Regan

Avalon are the UK's leading comedy agent - they bring two top comedians previewing their material ahead of the Edinburgh Festival this summer.

Glenn Moore

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Glenn Moore is a comedian, actor and one of the best and most prolific joke writers in the country.

Glenn is a regular face on TV, having appeared on Mock The Week (BBC), Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2).

His critically acclaimed stand up show Glenn, Glenn, Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award. He also toured the UK with his follow up hit Edinburgh show Love Don’t Live Here Glenny More. He is a staff writer on the sketch comedy show Scrambled (CITV) and has written for The Mash Report (BBC), Play To The Whistle (ITV), and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC).

Jarlath Regan

Stand up and host of multi-award winning global hit podcast An Irishman Abroad. Jarlath’s ability to extract honesty from the likes of Sir Bob Geldof, Gabriel Byrne and Boy George has become legendary.

Jarlath’s other credits include Tonight at the Palladium (ITV), Stand up Central (Comedy Central) Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up (Comedy Central), Last Comic Standing (NBC).

Studio
£12

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Benedetta (18)

Dir: Paul Verhoeven | 132 mins

French with English subtitles.

A subversive erotic drama based on the true story of a 17th century nun entangled in a forbidden lesbian affair.

Virginie Efira stars as Benedetta, a nun whose religious fervor begins to manifest in increasingly sensual and violent visions of Jesus. These hallucinations arouse the suspicions of Charlotte Rampling’s shrewd abbess, Sister Felicita, whose distrust grows when a farm girl called Bartolomea enters the convent seeking refuge. She quickly develops an attraction to Benedetta.

Premiering at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, controversial filmmaker Verhoeven’s intoxicating film is a transgressive and alluring look at faith, power and religion.

'A thoughtful examination of politics and organised religion, and a searing exploration of faith' ★★★★★ BBC Culture

'Based on the real-life Benedetta Carlini, a 17th-century nun thrown into prison for her sexual relationship with another sister' ★★★★ The Independent

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (B)

Led by Richard Lee

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

Wed 4 May - 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 15 Jun - 13 Jul, 20 Jul - 17 Aug
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course

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

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

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

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

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

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

Spring
Thur 13 Jan - 28 Apr (exc 24 Feb)
Carla Leech will be covering Annet's classes on Thur 31 Mar, 7 and 14 Apr.

Summer
Thur 5 May - 25 Aug

11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class


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

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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

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Japanese Calligraphy with Origami Workshop

Led by Eiko Ishida

Are you interested in Japanese art and culture?

On this workshop, you can learn how to concentrate on flow to conduct and apply it with brush and ink in a peaceful setting. You will be guided how to create your first brush strokes and how to build on these basic steps to create some lovely Japanese characters.

Also, you can learn how to make 'Orizuru' (paper cranes). Orizuru is one of the most popular Origami artworks. You can use for decoration with your final writing piece.

No calligraphy experience or Japanese language skills are necessary.

Thur 19 May
1pm - 4pm
£48

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (C)

Led by Richard Lee

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


£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

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

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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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

17 Mar - The Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes
21 Apr - These Days by Lucy Caldwell
19 May - The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak
16 Jun - Box 88 by Charles Cumming
21 Jul - The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
18 Aug - The Phone Box at the End of the World by Laura Messina

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

Thur 17 Mar, 21 Apr,19 May, 16 Jun, 21 Jul, 18 Aug
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

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

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Maidenhead Drama Festival

A three-day 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.

Do you agree with the adjudicator’s choices?

Thursday 19 May
Bar and Ger - Young Theatre
The Proposal - Oxford Theatre
You Tell Me - Bishopstoke 2

Friday 20 May
Superhero Academy - CAST
Out of the Flying Pan - Bishopstoke 1
Why Other People P!ss you off – Ham

Saturday 21 May
Anger Management - MDG
The White Bike - Woking College

Courtyard Theatre
£10 | £9 conc

Maidenhead Drama Festival'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.

Thur 12 Jan - 10 Feb, Thur 17 Feb - 24 Mar (exc 24 Feb), Thur 31 Mar - 28 Apr
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course.

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

Spring
Fri 14 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 11 Apr, 15 Apr and 22 Apr)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

Summer
Fri 6 May - 22 Jul (exc 3 Jun and 1 Jul)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

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

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Intermediate Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

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

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

Fri 4 Mar - 8 Apr, Fri 6 May - 3 June, 10 Jun - 8 July,
15 July - 19 Aug (exc 5 Aug)

£10 per session, £35 per 5 week course

11am - 12.15pm

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

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

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

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Alex Garnett and Friends - Gerry Mulligan and the Cool Era

Baritone player Gerry Mulligan had a pivotal role in the development of the West Coast 1950’s ‘Cool Jazz’.

He was known for his improvised contrapuntal lines textures and thru-composed sections of music. He performed with an ever-evolving line up of both west and east coast alumni and continued to move the music forward for several decades. This concert will feature some of his classic works.

Alex Garnett has been one of the leading saxophonists in the UK and Mainland Europe for over two decades, being instantly recognised by his dark, husky sound. A versatile musician and first call sideman, he has enjoyed success as both a jazz artist, composer and arranger, and an in-demand session, studio and commercial saxophonist, having racked up countless recording credits along the way.

He has played with everyone from Wynton Marsalis to the Rolling Stones and having had a weekly jam session residency at Ronnie Scott’s, he has provided a much needed platform for a younger generation of rising stars.

Studio
£15

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Draw a Waterfall in Coloured Pencil

Led by Jo Hall

Bring a selection of coloured pencils a few dry and a few water-soluble and capture the movement of water as it cascades downwards. Photographic reference will be supplied or bring your own. A selection of earth, blue and green colours and a purple would be ideal. For full details see information below.

Sat 21 May 11am - 4pm
£40


Please bring the following materials:
Coloured pencils include a few pencils for dry work and a few that are water-soluble (watercolour or tinted graphite etc.) Colours: some darks (Burnt Umber, black or dark grey, dark blue); earth colours to include a yellow ochre or similar, a variety of greens and a paler blue, some reddish browns or terracotta, purple, crimson. The exact colours don’t matter but should reflect those of the natural world.
Paper: cartridge for dry work and sketches, and cold pressed watercolour paper for working wet.
Pencils are a slow medium so you may like to work at a small scale, A3 maximum.
Sketchbook for working out the composition and experimenting with colour marks and layers.

Drawing board and tape or clips to attach paper
Table easel or block so you can draw comfortably
Paint brush one small and one larger
Water pot
Paper towel
Small plastic palette
Craft knife
Plastic eraser

Not essential but useful:
White pencil, burnishing and blender pencils
Small spray bottle

Some paper will be available at cost and you will be welcome to try out a variety of Jo’s pencils during the session.

Photographic reference will be supplied or bring your own

Please contact Jo at johall@mhstudios.co.uk if you have any questions about the workshop content or materials.

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Zumba (Saturdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

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

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

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

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

15 Jan - 30 Apr (exc 26 Feb), Sat 7 May - 20 Aug
Carla Leech will be covering Annet's classes on Sat 2 and 9 Apr.
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class


Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted (plus Q&A) (PG)

Dir: Benjamin Field | 90min

Featuring a live Q&A with director Benjamin Field and producer Jamie Anderson.

Gerry Anderson and his teams produced a collection of groundbreaking and internationally-loved sci-fi adventure shows and films – including Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet – that continue to enthral successive generations decades after their first transmission.

But what really inspired and drove him to become such a prolific creator? This new documentary uses previously unseen and unheard interviews, combined with cutting-edge technology, to map Gerry Anderson’s previously uncharted journey: from a poverty-stricken childhood, raised by a Jewish father and an anti-Semitic mother, to becoming a puppetry pioneer and legendary producer.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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AETF Eastern Area Final - 2pm

Part of the Maidenhead Drama Festival.

The Eastern Area Final brings together the Adult and Youth winners of three different first-round festivals, to be judged by a professional adjudicator.
Who will go on to represent the Eastern Area in the English Final in June?

Courtyard Theatre
£12 one session | £20 for both

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AETF Eastern Area Final - 7pm

Part of the Maidenhead Drama Festival.

The Eastern Area Final brings together the Adult and Youth winners of three different first-round festivals, to be judged by a professional adjudicator.
Who will go on to represent the Eastern Area in the English Final in June?

Courtyard Theatre
£12 one session | £20 for both

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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

You will need your own mat.

Spring
Tues 11 Jan – 15 Feb (6 weeks)
Tues 1 Mar – 5 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in session: Tues 26 Apr

Summer
Tues 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Tues 14 Jun - 12 Jul (5 weeks)

12pm - 1pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course
Drop in session £12

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

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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Skies in Pastel and/or Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall

We will start by considering how to draw cloud forms and go on to paint skies in sunny, cloudy, night, rainy, stormy and misty conditions using watercolour or pastel, or pastel over watercolour.

Reference artists will include Samuel Palmer, John Constable, Turner and Fred Cuming. Please bring your own materials and equipment as in the information below.

Tues 3 May - 7 Jun
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 for the six week course


Information: Materials and equipment
Please bring the following:
Pastels and watercolour paints. A few pastel pencils would be useful
Sketchbook to plan composition
Watercolour paper cold pressed or rough surface and/or pastel paper
Brushes, water pots, palette, small natural sponge
Paper towel, putty eraser or Blu-tak, torchon, soft brush for blending pastel
Craft knife, pencil
Table easel or wooden block,
Drawing board and clips or tape to hold paper.
Some paper will be available from the tutor at cost

References will be supplied and you will be encouraged to bring your own after the first week.

Do contact Jo at johall@mhstudios.co.uk if you have questions about the course content or materials.

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Spring
Tues 11 Jan – 15 Feb (6 weeks)
Tues 1 Mar – 5 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in session: Tues 26 Apr

Summer
Tues 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Tues 14 Jun - 12 Jul (5 weeks)

1.30pm - 2.30pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course
Drop in session £12


Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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

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

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners (Tues)

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.

Tues 3 May - 7 Jun (exc 31 May), 14 Jun - 12 Jul, 19 Jul - 16 Aug
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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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 Term
Tues 11 Jan - 29 Mar (12 weeks)
Drop in session: Tues 26 Apr

Summer Term
Tues 3 May - 28 Jun (9 weeks)

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

7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session | £45 per 5 week term, £81 per 9 week term

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

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True Things (15)

Dir: Harry Wootliff 2021 | 102 mins

Bored by the daily tedium of her office job, Kate (Ruth Wilson) is sleepwalking through life when a chance sexual encounter with a charismatic stranger (Tom Burke) awakens her.

High on infatuation and the exhilaration of this new relationship, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to this mysterious new man. Hoping he will provide the escape she so desperately desires, she embarks on an emotionally dangerous journey that slowly begins to consume her.

An intense and absorbing psychological drama, adapted from Deborah Kay Davies’s acclaimed novel True Things About Me.

‘Ruth Wilson is mesmerising’ ★★★★ The Guardian

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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 Tues 24 May 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Royal Opera House Live: Swan Lake

Encore screenings from the Royal Opera House.

This classic fairytale represents the battle between good and evil, and the attempt of love to conquer all. The magic of the lakes, forests and palaces is brought to life with glittering designs by John Macfarlane and a sublime score by Tchaikovsky.

The Royal Ballet’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake returns to the Royal Opera House stage after its 2020 revival was interrupted by the pandemic’s closure of theatres. This classic of the repertory is testament to the late choreographer Liam Scarlett’s abiding love of classicism and innate musicality, which shine through this production.

Run time 200 mins (including 2 intervals)

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Operation Mincemeat (12A)

Dir: John Madden 2021 | 128 mins

It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe, and plan to launch an all-out assault on Sicily. But they face an impossible challenge - how to protect the invasion force from potential annihilation.

It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen) to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war - centred on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.

Operation Mincemeat is the extraordinary and true story of an idea that hoped to turn the tide for the Allies - taking impossibly high risks, defying logic, and testing the nerves of its creators to breaking point.

'A pacey war thriller' ★★★★ The Times

'Seriously classy' ★★★★ The Daily Mail

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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 Tues 31 May 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Sat 28 May 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Exhibition: Home is Where the Heart Should Be

The Dash Charity are working on a new creative collaboration with Artist Amelia Pimlott and Norden Farm.

The Dash community will create some stunning artworks during workshops held at Norden Farm to celebrate creativity. Participants will decorate and fill a willow and tissue tree sculpture with colour and life, stories, hopes and dreams.

Dash have provided tutoring and support in a variety of creative arts to local families who have been affected by domestic abuse. The artwork produced forms an exhibition to showcase the stories of survivors, celebrate our Monarch’s 70 years on the throne and raise awareness locally of The Dash Charity and their work.

Dash are proud to be a community group based in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, a borough which holds so much royal history and of course has provided the place that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II calls home.

Learn more about The Dash Charity and the work they do here.

Norden Farm Gallery

Free Entry

Thur 26 May - Sat 4 Jun

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National Theatre Live: Straight Line Crazy

A new play by David Hare, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors.

Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?

Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Alice Armstrong and Matt Long

Combine the incredible voice and stage presence of UK Blues Award nominee, Alice Armstrong, together with the powerful vocals and impeccable guitar wizardry of multi UK Blues Award winning guitarist and vocalist, Matt Long, and you have a truly explosive cocktail.

After gaining a following fronting and writing for the Crossfire Blues Band, Alice spent the last few years on the stage of many of the UK's biggest rhythm and blues festivals, completed a European tour and featured in both the 2020 and 2021 UK Blues Awards. Matt Long has carved himself a reputation as a stellar front man of multi award-winning British Blues band, Catfish, and he tours with his own band, Matt Long and the Revenant Ones.

Alice and Matt have been writing together and will be performing some of their original material along with a variety of covers from all genres, tracks that they both love.

Studio
£15

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Mindfulness

Led by Kate Hughes

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

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

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

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

Fri 25 Feb, 25 Mar, 29 Apr, 27 May, 24 Jun, 29 Jul, 19 Aug
7.30pm – 8.30pm
£12 per session

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

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Geoff Norcott - I Blame the Parents

The fourth national tour for Geoff Norcott, following on the back of Conswervative, Traditionalism and Taking Liberties.

This time Geoff talks less politics (alright, there will probably be a bit), but this brand-new show will mostly explore personal responsibility, parenting and who should take the blame when things go wrong.

Whatever happened to the idea of personal responsibility? In the age of victimhood, it seems like whatever’s wrong with your life it can be blamed on someone else. Governments, employers… some bigot from four hundred years ago.

Where did it go wrong? It has to be the parents. Every generation there’s an opportunity for a new set of mums and dads to set their kids straight and make a stand against whatever trendy nonsense is currently doing the rounds. But do we? Or is it easier to give into fear and the pursuit of a quiet life?

Geoff has realised he’s also a bag of contradictions. Raised on a south London council estate by two maverick parents, there’s plenty he has to sift through. His Dad was a trade union man who obsessed over stocks and shares. His mum was a closet chauvinist and far too frank on the subject of sex.

With a child of his own, Geoff spies a one-off chance for his family to finally get it right and produce a balanced human being, but can he filter out his own bollocks before it gets to his son?

WHY? 'Sets himself apart from the liberal commentariat with a sharp self-knowing wit ★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

Geoff Norcott's Website

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The Vinyl Frontier - Champion of Champions

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

15 previous winners of Vinyl Frontier events come forward to challenge each other to see who is the actual Champion of Champions!

Studio
£10

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Life Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

Explore the complexities of the human form by working from a professional life model. With a variety of short and long poses. Learn both traditional charcoal drawing methods and new experimental techniques.

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

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

Sat 28 May and Sat 30 Jul
11am - 2pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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

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Patrick Monahan: Started from the Bottom, Now l’m Here

Smart and funny observations on a new found, middle class lifestyle with ski holidays, through the prism of poor, immigrant, living-in-a-caravan roots.

Multi award winning comedian and Edinburgh Fringe favourite Patrick Monahan returns on Tour with a brand new stand up show which premiered with a highly successful run at The Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh.

As seen on BBC's The One Show, ITV's Fake Reaction and Celebrity Squares.

‘Delightful, impressive and very funny’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

'Patrick is a Fringe legend and it's easy to see why' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

'Rip roaringly funny… fun! Another hour would have suited everyone' ★★★★★ One4Review

'Hilarious' ★★★★★ Three Weeks

Studio
£15

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The Northman (15)

Dir: Robert Eggers 2021 | 137 mins

An action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.

With an all star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk and Willem Dafoe.

From visionary director Robert Eggers (The Witch, The Lighthouse).

'It’s atmospheric, thought-provoking and mischievous' ★★★★★ Evening Standard

'The casting is immaculate – Willem Dafoe and Ethan Hawke round out an ensemble that fit perfectly in this world' ★★★★★ Time Out

'This is intimate, culturally rich storytelling on a brutally epic scale. Skarsgård is in his element, bolstered by a sensational cast throwing themselves headfirst into Eggers and Sjón’s awe-inspiring vision. A cinematic saga worthy of the ancestors' ★★★★★ Empire

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Family Concertini with RASPO

Kick start your summer with this high energy, interactive family concert featuring members of the award winning RASPO orchestra (The Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra).

Be inspired by a mix of popular calypso, reggae, pop and soul without worrying about the kids wriggling.

Stay on afterwards for a chance to meet the musicians and their instruments and even have a go!

The award winning RASPO orchestra have performed at Glastonbury and WOMAD festivals, for the London 2012 Olympics and annually at London’s Notting Hill Carnival.

There's nothing like Live Music to bring everyone together this Summer!

Suitable for ages 0 - 8 years and their grown ups.

Run time approximately 45 - 50 mins.

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £40

Click here to visit the Concertini website
Click here to visit the Culture Mix website

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (12A)

Dir: David Yates 2021 | 142 mins

Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world.

Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers.

But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?

Courtyard Theatre
£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Relaxed screening
The screening on Wed 1 Jun at 2pm is Relaxed - ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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The Bad Guys (U)

Dir: Pierre Perifel 2021 | 96 mins

A crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws are about to attempt their most challenging con yet - becoming model citizens.

Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys - dashing pickpocket Mr Wolf, seen-it-all safecracker Mr Snake, chill master-of-disguise Mr Shark, short-fused 'muscle' Mr Piranha and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms Tarantula, aka 'Webs'.

But when, after years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Mr Wolf brokers a deal (that he has no intention of keeping) to save them all from prison: The Bad Guys will go good.

Courtyard Theatre
£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Keaveney

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

Suitable for those with experience of crochet / knitting.

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

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

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

Wed 4 May (online only), 1 Jun, 13 Jul, 3 Aug
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

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

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George Fu (piano)

Following his recently acclaimed concerto performance at Norden Farm, American pianist and composer George Fu returns to give a solo recital which promises to be full of inventive and imaginative pianism.

Bach Partita No.1 in B flat
Chopin 3 Mazurkas: C sharp minor, Op.30 No.4; C major, Op.56 No.2;
C sharp minor, Op.50 No.3
Chopin Ballade No.4
Debussy 4 Etudes
Caroline Shaw Gustave le Gray
Liszt 2 Paganini Etudes: La chasse; La campanella

Appearances at international venues include the Konzerthaus Berlin, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, and Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood.

Live stream tickets are also available for this event, so that you can watch along from home.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18

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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Simon Brodkin and Bella Hull

Avalon are the UK's leading comedy agent - they bring two top comedians previewing their material ahead of the Edinburgh Festival this summer.

Simon Brodkin

Famed for creating quirky characters, Simon Brodkin is one of the UK’s most popular stand up comedians. Born in London, he studied medicine at the University of Manchester but ended up a doctor-turned-comic following the success of his debut show at 2006’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Called Simon Brodkin: Everyone But Himself, it featured a handful of characters including the playful prankster Lee Nelson. The show sold out every night and also won him the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Newcomer.

Brodkin has a lengthy history of hijinks under his belt. Not only has he snuck into high-profile places like press conferences, motor shows and major football matches, but he’s also fooled famous people such as Sir Philip Green, Donald Trump, Theresa May and Kanye West. In 2017, Brodkin embarked on his Serious Joker tour and received rave reviews, with publications including The Sun calling him a 'comedy legend'.

Bella Hull

Bella Hull is a London-based stand up comedian and writer and one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians.

Bella regularly plays to sell out crowds across the UK and recently made her television debut on the BBC’s Stand Up for Live Comedy. She recently performed at the Utrecht International Comedy Festival and her writing has been featured on BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack, Flux Magazine and she is the advice columnist for Quadra magazine.

A former member of the Cambridge Footlights, Bella begun finding success on the competition circuit, winning the Yellow Comedy Young Comedian of the Year 2019 and placing in the 2NorthDown New Act Competition 2020.

Studio
£12

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Pop Divas Live!

The UK’s number one pop concert experience featuring tributes to all your favourite female pop stars on the same stage for the first time ever!

All the best acts from the social media generation live and on stage - the way it should be!

A tribute to Little Mix kicks off the show, alongside Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Katy
Perry, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, JoJo Siwa and many more.

Expect 2 hours of non-stop hits. Whether you’re a mum or dad who listens on the radio or a little diva who watches on a tablet, we guarantee you’ll love every tune!

There’s even a chance to join the stars live on stage!

Pop Divas Live! website


Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Old McDonald and the Three Pigs Plus…

Old McDonald and the Three Pigs Plus weaves the well known story of the Three Pigs with the easy to learn rhyme Old McDonald Had A Farm.

Featuring a 5 meter wide book with 2 meter pop ups, bright colourful pages and lots of silly animal props.

The Three Pigs are fed up with singing 'Eee aye eee aye oh!' every day and bravely decide to move away from Old McDonald’s farm. Join the kind farmer and all of their animal friends in helping the little pigs build homes of their own, but beware, the big bad Wolf is on the prowl. Can you help save the day and stop the wolf blowing all the pigs hard work away?

A colourful and fun interactive show, full of props, pop ups and audience participation! The children help identify farm produce, sing and take part as the animals on the farm.

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

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Downton Abbey: A New Era (PG)

Dir: Simon Curtis 2021 | 125 mins

The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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 Sat 4 Jun 11.30am 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 screenings on Tues 7 Jun at 2pm and 8pm are Talking Tables screenings. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Fri 3 Jun 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Hundred Watt Club - A Right Royal Evening of Burlesque

Join Hundred Watt Club as they return to Norden Farm to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with a burlesque and variety show that the Queen could only dream of!

Prepare to be teased by the cream of the glittering UK burlesque scene, to roll in the aisles at riotous comedy and be awestruck by incredible circus stunts. No two Hundred Watt Club shows are the same, so expect the unexpected, but be ready for a good old-fashioned, bawdy and champagne soaked variety show all tied up in a feisty, tongue in cheek ribbon!

Starring sparkling, elegant showgirl Serafina Hart and featuring rubber faced music comedian Elliot Mason. With stunning Bollywood inspired burlesque artist Pat Elle with mind boggling circus stunts from human pretzel Bella Diosa. Hosted by mouthy North Eastern prize export Cheryl Coal.

The Lowdown: Not for the fainthearted, this show employs and embraces adult themes, strong language and partial nudity with gusto. No refunds if it's simply 'not to your taste'!! Over 18s only. Glamorous, vintage attire is encouraged (we love it when you dress up!) but not enforced; wear what you're comfy in. Show starts at 8pm and includes an interval.

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

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

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

'Righteous, radical... an absolute riot!' Mardi Gras Mag

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Norden Farm Market

Join us for our outdoor markets – held in the Linhay barns and car park.

Browse stalls selling artisanal produce and hand crafted goods. The Café Bar will be open serving lunch (until 3pm), drinks and snacks. The perfect way to do some relaxed shopping on a Saturday afternoon!

Sat 7 May stallholders include: Halo Apothecary, Happy Leaf, Karen Spencer Artist, ArtAble, Marmalove, Como en Casa, Tamsin Denholm Jewellery, Wildwood Home, KaNa Homecooked, Designs By Emma Louise, U. Bakery, Chock Shop Berkshire Ltd, The Fairy Toadstool, Nick's Knits, Montagu and Amber, Pixie Pottery, Its all About Tiger Photography, Bright as a Button Jewellery and Get Whisked Away.

Sat 7 May, 4 Jun (Jubilee Special), 2 Jul and 6 Aug 12pm - 4pm

Entry is FREE


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Jubilee Celebration

Lovely Jub(i)lee: Come Together

Saturday 4 June 12pm – 4pm

A FREE outdoor extravaganza bringing the community together. This is an afternoon of celebration, with music, dancing, market stalls, food and drink.

Live music and dancing comes courtesy of the Dhol Collective. The 10 drummers and Bhangra DJ fuse traditional Panjabi folk rhythms with popular modern music to get everyone dancing.

The Ceilidh Liberation Front will lead an outdoor ceilidh. London’s most radical and vivacious ceilidh band bring dance for all the family – no experience necessary! With their energetic regime of folk dance, they breathe vigour and vitality into the traditional ceilidh, whilst honouring its roots and traditions. (the ceilidh will move into the barn if it’s raining!)

There’s also free Kite Making Workshops from Community Kite Project

Our usual monthly market hosts stalls from local artisanal producers and the Café Bar will be serving food, drink and cream teas.

In the run up to the day, we’ve been working with local community groups to make giant festival flags which will be on display.

Our Jubilee celebrations also include a screening of Elizabeth: A Portrait In Parts, a giant collage portrait of Her Majesty and a collaborative art installation project with The Dash Charity.

This will be a royally uplifting experience!

Supported by Arts Council England and Berkshire Community Foundation.

See all our Jubilee celebrations here.

  •   4 Jun FREE
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Elizabeth: A Portrait In Parts (cert tbc)

Dir: Roger Michell 2022 | 89 mins

Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts is a unique feature documentary about the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

Directed by the late, great and much celebrated Roger Michell (Notting Hill, The Duke), Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts is a nostalgic, uplifting and fresh modern chronicle of the extraordinary 70-year reign of Her Majesty the Queen, the longest-lived, longest-reigning British monarch and longest-serving female head of state in history.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.

The Creative Arts Social Club is a creative programme for older people. Get crafty with a range of arts activities, painting, drawing, sculpture and more with support from group leaders Caroline Crawford and Amelia Pimlott.

At The Creative Arts Social Club you can learn new skills, meet new people and try something new. Come along and meet likeminded people in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Wed 8 Jun - 10 Aug 11am - 1pm
Sessions will be taking place in the Cafe Bar area
£100 per 10 week course including all materials

Please get in touch if you are in need of transport to the classes, we have links to some great community transport charities and will be able to help.

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Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective

Maidenhead Music delights in welcoming Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective for a celebratory concert to conclude its 75th season.

Tom Poster (piano) and his fellow amazingly talented musicians aim 'to inspire and educate audiences of all generations in the joys of chamber music, and bring a bit of happiness and unity to our currently fractured-seeming world'.

The programme includes:

Edward MacDowell - To a Wild Rose for piano
Edward Elgar - Soliloquy for oboe and piano
Frank Bridge - Phantasie for piano trio
Benjamin Britten - Phantasy Quartet for oboe and strings
Amy Beach - Piano Quintet
Plus Great American Songbook arrangements (featuring everyone!)

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | MMS members £15 | £5 Under 18s or free with an adult

Maidenhead Music Society's website
Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective's website

SOLD OUT
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Flo & Joan - Sweet Release

Multi-award winning musical comedy duo (and sisters) Flo & Joan are climbing out of their pits, armed with a piano and percussion section to bring you a brand new show of their critically acclaimed songs and comedy.

Their unique, sharp-tongued style has taken them around the world with multiple sell-out tours and appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival Montreal and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Now they are back with their biggest ever UK national tour, poking around all the classic topics of the day: over-thinking, alien lovers and fringes.

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), online with over 50 million views of their viral songs, in your personal nightmares, and in ‘Alive on Stage’, their own special available worldwide on Amazon Prime.

'Musical comedy hasn’t been in such safe hands for years' The List

'It’s the harmonies of Frankie Valli with the sensibilities of Frankie Boyle' Chortle

★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£16

  •   9 Jun SOLD OUT
  •  10 Jun SOLD OUT
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A Basic Introduction to Clay (Coiling)

Led by Helen D Evans

Create a series of hand formed work out of clay. Try out a different technique each week with the aim to have at least 4 pieces of work by the end of the course.

Week 1: An introduction to the basics of Pinch Pots and attaching coils
Week 2: Using coils for decoration
Week 3: Upside down coiling
Week 4: Making sculpture by using coils / joining pinch pots together
Week 5 & 6 : Decorating your work with Underglazes or Glazes

Friday 10 June - Friday 15 July
11am - 1pm
£160 for the course

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Benediction (12A)

Dir: Terence Davies 2021 | 137 mins

Drama exploring the turbulent life of First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon, played by Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi during different stages of his life.

Sassoon was a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War and was decorated for his bravery, but who became a vocal critic of the government’s continuation of the war when he returned from service. His poetry was inspired by his experiences on the Western Front and he became one of the leading war poets of the era.

Adored by members of the aristocracy as well as stars of London’s literary and stage world, he embarked on affairs with several men as he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality. At the same time, broken by the horror of war, he made his life’s journey a quest for salvation, trying to find it within the conformity of marriage and religion.

★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Friday 10 June 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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In the Weeds

Kazumi is hunting a sea monster. Arriving on a remote Hebridean island, he meets Coblaith, a local woman whose family have lived there for generations.

When she offers to help him find the mythical creature behind a family tragedy, their relationship blossoms. But there's something strange about Cob's obsessive affection for the lochs and something even stranger about the way the other islanders treat her.

Although Cob insists that monsters are not real, Kazumi can’t help but be swept away with suspicion until he almost becomes the monster himself.

Exploring island identity and our troubled relationship to the natural environment, this new commission from award winning playwright Joseph Wilde is a gothic thriller about who gets to claim ownership of the land we all live on.

Presented by An Tobar and Mull Theatre.

Suitable for ages 13+ years (strong language and partial nudity).

Studio
£15

An Tobar and Mull Theatre's website

@ATandMT
@nordenfarm

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Roses in Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall

This workshop will help you paint a rose using a very limited palette, with wet in wet, layering and impressed line techniques. There will be plenty of time to experiment with colour mixing and to complete two or three small rose studies using different coloured roses and a different colour palette for each. Please bring your own painting materials. Some roses will be available or bring your own. All details of materials and equipment are in the information below.

Sat 11 Jun 11am - 4pm
£40

Information and materials:
Watercolours to include the following or similar;
A cool blue (cerulean or phthalo blue)
A warm blue (Ultramarine or cobalt blue)
A cool yellow (lemon yellow or cadmium lemon)
A warm yellow (cadmium yellow or cadmium yellow deep or other nearer to orange yellow)
A cool red (alizarin crimson or permanent rose)
A warm red (cadmium red pale or vermillion)

Bring any other blue, yellow or red colours you have. We will be looking to discover triads of primaries suitable for each of the roses we will be painting.

Paper; cold pressed watercolour A3 or quarter sheets; we may make two studies per sheet
Khadi paper would also be a good choice.
Sketchbook for testing colour mixes and trial sketches

Brushes: round brushes; small size 1 or two, medium size 4, and a larger brush size 6 or more.
Water pots, palette, small natural sponge, kitchen towel
A fine but blunt tool (wooden cocktail stick or embossing tool or similar)
Drawing board and wooden block

Some roses will be available or bring your own
Paper will also be available from the tutor at cost.

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Everything Everywhere All at Once (15)

Dir: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert 2022 | 139 mins

A hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can't seem to finish her taxes.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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 screening
The screening on Sat 11 Jun at 4.30pm is Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Dean Owens with Jim Maving

Award winning Scottish singer songwriter Dean Owens is one of UK’s finest troubadours, with fans including authors Irvine Welsh and Ian Rankin, and BBC legend Bob Harris.

Hard to pin down to a particular genre, his music is a unique blend of Scottish roots and Americana – the unfettered enthusiasm of a rock n roller coupled with the sympathetic delivery of folk’s best storytellers. A compelling performer, with a searingly soulful voice that is warm, subtle and powerful.

He’s joined by regular collaborator, guitar maestro Jim Maving (Case Hardin, Don Gallardo), on electric, delta slide and mandolin. Two outstanding live performers, their gigs are marked by a joyous onstage chemistry, and exuberant standing ovations.

Dean’s music has taken him all over the world, particularly across the USA, where he has made most of his eight solo albums, including the celebrated Sinner’s Shrine (2022), recorded with 'desert noir' legends Calexico, adding some Latin/mariachi tones to his musical palette.

'The pulse of all our lives' Irvine Welsh

Best UK Act of 2021 Americana UK Readers Poll

UK Song of the Year Award 2019 UK Americana Music Association

'Magical… one of the happiest and most life affirming shows of the year' Americana UK

'One of the most interesting and innovative artists in Americana' Lonesome Highway

'Music that is varied, vibrant and thoroughly fascinating' American Songwriter

'Visionary and rewarding; don’t hesitate in exploring' Folk Radio UK

Studio
£15

Dean Owens website

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Wild Men (15)

Dir: Thomas Daneskov 2021 | 102 mins

Danish with English subtitles.

A razor-sharp and original Scandinavian black comedy which tackles the timely issue of modern masculinity.

Martin’s version of a mid-life crisis looks a little different than most. Hilariously ill-equipped to live off the land, he wanders the forest in a misguided attempt to regain his independence. But when he crosses paths with an injured drug dealer, he finds an unlikely ally in his quest for 'manhood'.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 14 Jun 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Veronica & Max

Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20s and 30s.

They like to keep this precious musical heritage alive faithfully reproducing its original sound whilst playing it a modern twist.

Using strictly acoustic instruments such ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and double bass their passion for this music is perfectly represented on their last CD - Old Stories for Modern Times.

With their trio called Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders they won the European Blues Challenge 2013, an important international contest held in Toulouse in March. Thanks to this result they performed at the prestigious Notodden Blues Festival in Norway and will take part in Lucerne Blues Festival in November. Veronica & Max regularly perform in the USA, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Norway, Spain, England, Italy and Poland.

'Good time blues is alive and well and residing in... Milan, Italy. A band with a mission' Folk & Roots Magazine

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

Veronica & Max website

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Japanese Calligraphy

Led by Eiko Ishida

This workshop is perfect for those who are interested in trying something new and learning traditional Japanese art. Let's spend meditative and self-expressive artsy afternoon together!

During this workshop, we will go over the basics of Japanese calligraphy, including:
• How to hold and control the brush
• The structure and meaning of Japanese characters
• Basic brush techniques
• Expressing yourself with the brush and ink

Everybody is welcome – no calligraphy experience or Japanese language skills are necessary.

Thur 16 Jun
1pm - 4pm
£48

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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Ania Magliano and Jacob Hawley

Avalon are the UK's leading comedy agent - they bring two top comedians previewing their material ahead of the Edinburgh Festival this summer.

Ania Magliano

Ania is a rising star in on the comedy circuit and has written for Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2), Newsjack (BBC R4), The Now Show (BBC R4) and is one of the 4 regular writers on the Have I Got News For You Twitter account. She is a writer on Amelia’s Cooking Show, a new webseries by Amelia Dimoldenberg which features guests such as Maya Jama and Romesh Ranganathan.

Jacob Hawley

The 'distinctly millennial rising star of the Edinburgh Fringe’ (New Statesman) is the presenter and creator of BBC Sounds’s Jacob Hawley: On Drugs. The show charted 12th in the UK Top Podcast charts, was recommended by Great British Podcasts, regularly featured in Apple’s New and Noteworthy list and was highlighted in Cosmopolitan’s Top 55 Podcasts. The podcast earned him an ARIA (Audio & Radio Industry Awards) 2020 Silver Award for Best New Presenter and Bronze for New Voice Award at the Audio Production Awards (APAs), sponsored by Audible. A second series Jacob Hawley: On Love has been commissioned by BBC Sounds.

Jacob is also the creator and star of BBC Radio 4’s Welcome to Britain, a solo show based on his critically acclaimed debut stand up hour Howl, with a follow up based on his second, sell out Edinburgh show Faliraki which will air in 2021.

Jacob has rapidly generated interest as one of the boldest new voices on the circuit with his astute observations and political passion. His live shows have sold out at both The Edinburgh Fringe and at London’s Soho Theatre.

Studio
£12

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Martin Speake Quartet - The Charlie Parker Legacy

Charlie (Bird) Parker was the highly influential soloist and father of the language of Bebop.

This movement from the 1940’s heralded the advent of the virtuosic technique, advanced harmonies and a freedom in musical expression. It has set the standard for jazz musicians ever since.

Martin Speake has been at the forefront of the UK jazz scene since the mid 80’s when he first came to prominence as a member of the all-saxophone quartet Itchy Fingers with whom he toured all over the world. He has worked with a wide range of artists and musicians including Loose Tubes, Stan Tracey, Django Bates, Style Council and Airto Moreira. More recently Martin teamed up with former pianist of The Bad Plus, Ethan Iverson.He has recorded 23 albums under his own name, including the internationally acclaimed ECM release ‘Change Of Heart’ with Paul Motian, Bobo Stenson and Mick Hutton.

'A saxophonist with an unusual turn of phrase, a persuasively gentle sound… Martin Speake is not just a distinctive improviser but a striking composer too'  John Fordham, The Guardian

This evening will bring some surprising and beautiful interpretations of the Charlie Parker repertoire.

Studio
£15

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Never 42

The UK’s Premier Level 42 Tribute return to bring Level 42’s music live to Norden Farm.

Never 42 is the expression of their combined passion for the musicianship of Mark King and Mike Lindup and the upbeat jazz funk sound that is Level 42 - with an uncanny accuracy and has earned them the reputation as the UK’s Premier Level 42 Tribute Band.

This impressive five piece band, individually brilliant musicians, they bring to the band extensive musical careers which includes touring and alongside professional session musicians.

Founder member Howie Rogers says 'As a band, we are so excited about Level 42’s Music. We can’t wait to play to our fans around the country and meet new ones! Performing to a live audience who all love the hits like we do is the most amazing feeling and to bring the music of Level 42 to new listeners far and wide is the most satisfying.'

Expect to hear all the Level 42 favourites including 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
£18

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Rich Hall's Hoedown Deluxe

Rich Hall’s comedy/music locomotive keeps on rollin’.

Ever-evolving, ever-changing, Rich’s combination of keen acerbic stand-up combined with spit and sawdust alt-country lyricism is a 'win-win' (Guardian), as sold out crowds across the UK have attested. Fans keep returning because this show goes where other comedians wouldn’t dare: Barrow-in-Furness for example.

Rich’s acclaimed BBC4 documentaries (most recently Rich Hall’s Red Menace) and his Radio 4 series Election Breakdown have established a whole new legion of followers. He’s also a stalwart of QI and Have I Got News For You. But seeing the Hoedown is a whole different experience. Gut-busting, rib-tickling, toe-tapping, and shit-kicking, Rich Hall’s Hoedown Deluxe covers the full anatomical spectrum.

'Vital and incredulously angry. Hilarious' The Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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Acrylic Painting: more Techniques for Pattern and Texture

Led by Jo Hall

Over the six weeks we will reference natural forms, and habitats such as rock pools, hedgerows or wooded landscape with their associated plants and creatures to create compositions with a lot of texture and pattern.

Techniques will include knife painting, glazing over colour and monochrome, embedding and impressing forms like seed heads or grasses, incorporating a collaged element, sgraffito.

Please bring your own materials and equipment as in the detailed information below.

Tues 21 Jun - 26 Jul
12.30pm - 1.30pm
£120 for the six week course

Materials
Acrylic paints and brushes
Palette knife and two painting knives
Suitable support (canvas board, canvas, heavy mixed media or watercolour paper preferably primed with gesso)
Stay wet palette
Matte medium (also glaze and texture medium not essential but useful)
Slow drying medium (that is a medium which slows down drying time enabling more time for blending)
Paper towel, water pots
Table easel, drawing board, tape to fix paper
Sketchbook to plan composition and colour notes.

Some mixed media paper will be available at cost
Reference will be available and you will be encouraged to bring your own.
Do bring a textured natural form for the first meeting; piece of driftwood or similar would be good.

Contact Jo at johall@mhstudios.co.uk if you have questions about the course content or materials.

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DIY Eco Wedding Flowers

Led by Kim Wright.

An eco friendly course in making flowers for yours (or someone else's) wedding.

It is suitable for those who are new to floral design as well as those with some experience.

Learn how to create wedding bouquets, buttonholes, head crowns, table centrepiece, pedestals and an arch - all in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

In this course you will be shown traditional methods of arranging flowers and also floral foam free alternatives.

Wednesday 15 June - 20 July
11am - 1pm
£294 for 6 week course

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Summer Recital Series - Significantly Beethoven (1 of 4)

Florian Mitrea (piano)

Beethoven Sonata in C, Op.2 No.3
Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.1
Scherzo No.1 in B minor
Beethoven Sonata in E flat, Op.7
Liszt Spanish Rhapsody

Described by Martha Argerich as ‘an outstanding young pianist’, British-Romanian pianist Florian Mitrea was born in Bucharest but has been based in the UK since 2008. An alumnus and professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, he is an award-winning soloist with an international performing career, and we are delighted to welcome him back to Norden Farm to open the Summer Series, which features major works from Beethoven’s early years.

Live stream tickets are also available for this event, so that you can watch along from home.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18 | Book all 4 concerts in the Summer Recital Series for £64

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Harry Baker: Unashamed

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker had a lot of time to think about the important things in life during lockdown(s), and after initially penning reflective poems about missing hugging people he started making German pop bangers and reviewing toilet seats online.

He also very quickly realised how much he missed performing live to people! A show of new poems and realisations celebrating the little things in life that make us who we are, focussing on the connection at the heart of it all and what can happen if we lose that.

Including the story of how a spontaneous decision to run a marathon dressed as a falafel turned into a diss track to Chris Evans that raised £5000 for charity, it is his most playful, heartfelt, uplifting, unashamedly Harry Baker-y show yet.

'Simply put... The greatest performer on Earth' ★★★★★ Scott Mills Show, Radio 1

'The spell over the audience is tangible' ★★★★★ Broadwaybaby

'Spectacularly witty' ★★★★★ Whatsonstage

'Blistering word play' ★★★★★ Three Weeks

Studio
£15

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The Vinyl Frontier - Bat Out of Hell

A sociable evening of music, trivia and chat - hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Jeff will play the whole LP with all the stories and videos to accompany this classic album by the late Meatloaf.

Studio
£10

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Suitable for 18+ years

Sat 25 Jun
11am – 4pm
£34

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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

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

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

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

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

Summer 2022
Tues 28 Jun, 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 9 Aug (4 week course)

11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £21 per 3 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

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

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Twilight Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

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

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

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

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

Summer 2022
Tues 28 Jun, 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 9 Aug (4 week course)

7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £21 per 3 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 7pm on the day of each session

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

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Sam Kelly's Station House

Internationally recognised, legendary drummer, Sam Kelly has been a professional musician for more than forty years.

His Station House band has been featuring on the UK/Worldwide music scene for many years. Originating from the Station Tavern in London during the early nineties, Station House has seen a wealth of quality musicians come and go over the years, all with one constant goal in mind - to mix instinctive funk/soul rhythms with the diversity of the blues.

In 2019 Sam re-launched the band as a four piece featuring Sam Kelly (drums/bvs), Richard Sadler (bass), Tony Qunta (guitar/vocals) and Rowena Poole (lead vocals) and this format continues to work at venues and festivals all over Europe/UK.

Sam Kelly's Station House is a blues-based 'groove' band with a unique sound that is influenced by New Orleans Second Line, soul, jazz and British funk. The show centres around tracks from their latest album No Barricades featuring the works of TW Henderson plus songs from Johnny Guitar Watson, Keb Mo, Average White Band and Labi Siffre, to name but a few.

Sam Kelly's Station House are funkin' off the blues!

'Some of the best - and I mean best - musicians in the UK… or anywhere, come to that' Paul Jones (The Blues Band, Manfred Mann)

'Groove so smooth it’s on rails' Rhythm Magazine

'Sam Kelly’s craftsmanship and musicality create a broad spectrum of moods & his dynamism brings every number vividly to life' Echoes

'Full of vim and vigour - a masterpiece of musicianship' Blues Matters

'A long time coming but Sam Kelly’s Station House deliver a positive stunner' Music News

'There's a hell of a lot to like' Rhythm & Booze

'Excellent and varied' Blues in Britain

Studio
£15

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A Quiet Night In

A Quiet Night In is a charity event raising money for Ovarian Cancer Action with fantastic music from Bad Neighbours and Small Town Heroes.

OCA was a charity that was supported by Shelley Hand who lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer in 2014. Her son, Tom Hand (Small Town Heroes) and his friends, Joe Ryder and Karma Alford (Bad Neighbours) wanted to create a charity event that creates a good night of music and a fantastic atmosphere but still raises good money to help support the charity which is so close to home for so many.

Bad Neighbours play very popular covers and are developing a few originals and their stage presence is professional and mesmerising. While Small Town Heroes switch the vibe with popular and catchy originals and some famous covers to keep their set fresh and relevant. Their lead singer, Jacob Rodriguez will also perform with the band for the first time ever on this substantial night

The combination of these two bands and groups of friends will create an electric and energetic atmosphere.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Loshn

An exciting collaboration between some of the UK's most established and acclaimed Klezmer musicians.

Loshn are a Klezmer trio exploring the traditional music of Ashkenazi Jewish Culture. Their intimate chamber music style arrangements speak, sing and dance with the tradition's distinct Yiddish accent and vocabulary.

Collectively bringing together over 30 years of experience, the members of Loshn are an exciting collaboration between some of the UK's most established and acclaimed Klezmer musicians and the next generation of Klezmorim. Fiddle player Anna Lowenstein and clarinetist John McNaughton are joined on accordion by Susi Evans (She'koykh / The London Klezmer Quartet), performing intimate, chamber music style Klezmer.

Studio
£15

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Zen Drawing with Colour (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

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

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your art making abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing and playing with colour.

In each session explore drawing abstract patterns and the different ways you can enhance your designs using colour pencils and bright watercolours.

You will need: Paper, lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner, colour pencils or Aquarell colour pencils, optional coloured fine liners.

Spring 2022
Mon 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug (4 week course)

7.30pm – 9.15pm
£10 per session | £22.50 per 3 week course | £30 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of the session

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

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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Nick Sampson and Sara Barron

Avalon are the UK's leading comedy agent - they bring two top comedians previewing their material ahead of the Edinburgh Festival this summer.

Sara Barron

Sara Barron is one of the fastest-rising comedians of her generation. Since her 2018 debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, she’s starred on shows including Live at the Apollo (BBC), Would I Lie to You? (BBC) and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC).

A powerhouse live act, Sara’s two stand up hours, For Worse (2018) and Enemies Closer (2019) have sold out at both the Edinburgh Festival and at multiple runs in London’s Soho Theatre.

Nick Sampson

On a blistering hot August afternoon in 1904, thirty-two athletes entered the third-ever Olympic Marathon in St Louis, Missouri. Only fourteen made it to the finish line...
What occurred in between was a perfect storm of incompetence, stupidity, betrayal, cheating, wild dogs and rat poison.

‘A beautiful gem of comedic goodness’ Three

New Zealand comedian Nic Sampson (BBC's Starstruck, UKTV's The Brokenwood Mysteries) brings to life the incredible untold story of one of the dumbest sporting events of all time.

Winner of the Best Newcomer award at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival 2014.

Studio
£12

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Paint a Flower in Acrylic

Led by Jo Hall

Paint a larger than life flower, in acrylic, referencing the flower paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Blooms supplied or bring your own flower together with your own materials and equipment as in the information below.

Sat 9 Jul 11am - 4pm
£40

Please bring the following materials and equipment:
Acrylic paints and brushes
Matte medium and slow dry medium
Water pots
Stay wet palette

Support: canvas board or canvas, multimedia paper or heavy watercolour paper primed with gesso
Sketchbook or cartridge paper to work out composition and colour mixes.

Charcoal or pencil
Paper towel, small water spray, palette knife
Table easel, drawing board if using paper, tape to fix paper to the drawing board

Some blooms will be available or bring your own

Multimedia paper will be available at cost from the tutor

Do contact Jo at johall@mhstudios.co.uk with any questions about the workshop content or materials.

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Chance to Dance Stars CIC Annual Showcase 2022

Welcome to Chance to Dance Stars CIC, your local dance school for young people in the disabled community.

Come along and celebrate our achievements over the last year. Each class has spent the last 2 terms learning a routine that they wish to show you.

Put your hands together and join us for a spectacular show with upbeat music, sparkly costumes and a very proud Teacher and Founder, Victoria Andrews. Dance Routines Choreographed by Victoria, Nicci and Louisa.

Thank you to the amazing volunteer team who has supported this event. All proceeds raised goes to support this event and future Showcases.

£12 | £6 under 16s

Click here to visit the Chance to Dance website

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Steve Nieve and Kessada - Stories of Love

Steve Nieve and Kessada invite you to Stories of Love - with songs by Tom waits, Neil Young, Elvis Costello and themselves.

Steve Nieve member of the rock and roll hall of fame, and a Grammy winning Artist, has been playing keyboards for Elvis Costello for more than thirty years, firstly as a member of The Attractions, and in more recent times with The Imposters. Perhaps the most intimate and riveting performances, however, were those where Elvis and Steve toured together creating a spellbinding tour-de-force of piano, guitar and voice.

Anybody who has witnessed these or indeed any of Elvis Costello's live shows will appreciate the special magic that occurs when Steve Nieve is let loose to solo on the piano.

Get to experience a full evening of this magic as Steve and his incredibly talented friend, vocalist and drummer Kessada, bring you 'Stories Of Love' and transport the Immobile Tour to your hometown. After one hundred plus online shows since the pandemic began, on Facebook and Instagram, you already know to expect the unexpected from this musical pair of lunatics.

For 'Stories of Love' you will hear songs and anecdotes around Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and others. Naturally, Kessada and Steve will also dig deep into their own growing catalogue of songs. A great new concert to discover.

Studio
£16

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Don Vappie and Jazz Creole

Creole-influenced New Orleans music from the 'Jimi Hendrix Of The Banjo'.

Led by Don Vappie, the award-winning Creole banjoist/vocalist from New Orleans. Vappie is a living embodiment of 300 years of New Orleans music embodying all aspects of the unique melting pot of cultures that is New Orleans. Known for being banjoist/guitarist in Winton Marsalis’ Jazz at the Lincoln Centre band, but more importantly his nurturing approach to Creole culture and its preservation. He is widely considered to be one of the best banjoists in the history of New Orleans.

Honouring the tradition of his predecessor, banjoist Danny Barker, Vappie has singlehandedly kept alive Créole songs of New Orleans and has been honoured with awards from Créole society for preserving this cultural treasure.

This US/European project combines all genres of New Orleans from traditional to modern day funk with the classic early tradition of a string band. The result is 'Jazz Créole'.

Don is winner of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize 2021 and was inducted into the Banjo Hall of Fame 2022.

Features UK clarinetist David Horniblow of formally the Chris Barber band and recently The Dime Notes, guitarist Dave Kelbie of The Dime Notes, Django a la Creole and accompanist to many musicians worldwide, and from Paris bass player Sebastien Girardot of Django a la Creole fame.

Nominated for 'The best of the beat' in Offbeat magazine and The Sunday Times Jazz Album of the Year 2020! 

'He can start the party with his banjo, he sure can!' Iggy Pop

'A sure taste and a remarkable technique' Swing Fr

'it’s about time someone showed the jazz world what the banjo really can do' The Observer

'Mr Vappie is a born storyteller ' Jazz Da Gama, Canada

'Jazz virtuosity with buoyant blues riffs and a splash of Caribbean rhythms' The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Water Lilies in Watercolour and Coloured Pencils

Led by Caroline Crawford

Participants will look at the watery surface and create a still reflective piece in watercolours, the focus is on composition, texture, light and shadow. Expert tuition, demos and guidance given.

Fri 15 Jul 11am – 4pm
£45 per workshop, £5 materials fee on the day to the tutor

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Terry Alderton - It's Terry!

'Unstable and deliciously unexpected' The Guardian

It’s Terry is a brand new knock about show introduced by the world famous character performer ‘Richie Raganoo’. By his own omission, is Terry's 'weakest character he does. But his most successful!'.

It’s Terry has narrative, it’s a throw it up and see where it lands kind of show. So those that Know, Know, and those who don’t… will!

It’s Terry!!!

'He’s proved himself as a comedian of dizzying inventiveness' ★★★★★ The Times

Terry is one of the most exciting comedians around, regularly performing all over the globe and picking up the odd award. He has played the Melbourne Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, India, Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Canadas Just For Laughs, Dublin and Galway Comedy Festivals and many more. He is also recognisable to fans as character ‘Terry Spraggan’ in BBC EastEnders and ‘Charlie Mead’ in London’s Burning.

'A fantastic comedy mind' Eddie Izzard (Lost Python, Runner)

His TV stand up credits include, Live At The Apollo (BBC), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), Comedy Road Show (BBC), The Stand Up Show (BBC), Live At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Just For Laughs Comedy Gala (Montreal), All Stars Comedy Gala (Melbourne), All Stars Gala (New Zealand), and The Waverley Gala (Edinburgh).

Terry has also written and performed in three series of his BBC Radio 4 show Terry Alderton’s All Crazy Now.

'The feeling that you get in a room when the comedy is this good is unique. The audience becomes a single entity, bound by laughter and enjoyment. It is a powerful and rarely felt effect and you really must experience it. Thank you, Terry Alderton, for giving me the comedy thrill of a lifetime' Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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Toni Kofi Quartet - A Portrait of Cannonball

Cannonball Adderley was one of the best-loved figures in post-war jazz.

Hailed as ‘the new Bird’ on his emergence, he made historic recordings with Miles Davis and John Coltrane as well as having many crossover hits as a pioneer of soul-jazz.

Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley. The group traces the explosive music of Cannonball from his first session as leader in 1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the 1960s.

The repertoire includes Adderley Brothers classics like Things Are Getting Better, Work Song, Del Sasser, Sack O’Woe and many others.

Tony Kofi won the Best Instrumentalist Award at the 2008 BBC Jazz Awards, Best Ensemble at the 2005 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Album of the Year at the 2005 BBC Jazz Awards and was nominated for an award MOBO in 2008, 2015 The Jack Petchey Award for services to Music and 2020 The Presto music award for best album Another Kind of Soul and nominated for the Best Instrumentalist award for the 2021 Parliamentary Jazz award.

Studio
£15

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The Shock of the Old by Terence Blacker

Terence Blacker has been stressing over how to grow old happily and with style ever since he got his bus pass.

Months of lockdown have not improved his age-anxiety one bit. Looking around, he has discovered that the world is every bit as muddled about age in the 21st century as he is.

Just when you’re getting going in your life, it happens. You catch sight of your father in the mirror and realise that it’s you. You start listening to your old Mungo Jerry albums. You feel the need to contact school friends you haven’t seen for years – even the ones you never liked. You join the National Trust.

Is this it? The start of a slow slide into Oldsville - comfy slippers, fussing over your breakfast cereal, talking at the TV, with the occasional Saga cruise thrown in as a treat?!

In his funny and perceptive new show, Terence faces up to the joys and pains of the passing years with songs, quotes, and anecdotes. It’s as if Victor Meldrew met Tom Lehrer for a none-too-serious debate about the meaning of life.

The result is a spirit lifting and timely celebration of the art of not taking the ageing process lying down - about being, in the words of one of Terence's songs, 'not quite done'.

Does The Shock of the Old finally reveal the great secret of the coming of age? Possibly not, but Terence Blacker shares a world of fun, warmth and wisdom looking for it.

'A bitter-sweet - and yet ultimately life-affirming - show, full of humour and terrific songs (with wonderful guitar-playing), giving two fingers up to old age. Even if you hobble in, you’ll leave with a spring in your step' Virginia Ironside, Journalist, Agony Aunt and Author

'Melodic, funny, and with a touch of melancholy, Terence Blacker’s Shock of the Old blends sharp, knowing comedy with cracking tunes. You’re in for a treat' Craig Brown, Satirist

Studio
£15

Terence Blacker's website

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Japanese Calligraphy Summer Workshop

Led by Eiko Ishida.

Design a fan with Japanese calligraphy.

Learn little by little how to concentrate on flow, conduct and apply it with brush and ink in a peaceful setting.

In this workshop, you will be shown the basic principles of writing Japanese characters; using the traditional Japanese materials of a brush, ink and Japanese paper.

You will be guided how to create your first brush strokes and how to build on these basic steps to create some lovely Japanese characters on a traditional Japanese fan.

Everybody is welcome – no calligraphy experience or Japanese language skills are necessary.

Thur 21 Jul and Thur 18 Aug | 1pm – 4pm
£48 per workshop

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National Theatre Live: Prima Facie

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.

Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.

Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.

Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.

A production from Empire Street Productions.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The Shackleton Trio

Captivating songwriting and fiery tunes on mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo.

A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet. This is a band that loves playing together, and not to be missed.

Touring their brand new album Mousehold, The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin). Natural talents of the folk tradition, their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards, influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from the group's native East Anglia.

Featured on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, and BBC Radio 4, with five-star reviews, and an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival’s main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours.

‘Beguiling. Holds your attention and isn’t afraid to make you think’ ★★★★★ Northern Sky

‘Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured’ fRoots

'Excellent' ★★★★ R2 Magazine

‘A voice entirely of their own’ Mike Harding

Studio
£15

Visit The Shackleton Trio website

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The Sound of Springsteen

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

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
£22

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

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Summer Sing Along Concertini

Celebrate the start of the summer holidays with this Disney inspired live music concert.

Bring the whole family and enjoy an entertaining 45 minutes of musical theatre tunes and family favourites including songs from The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Encanto.

Little people will be able to dance, sing and move around, whilst grown-ups and bigs kids can enjoy listening to live music in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Age guidance 0 - 8 years.

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

Click here to visit the Concertini website

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The Greatest Magician

A dazzling new magic show - presented by the magician most famous for jamming the BBC switchboards after he correctly predicted the lottery. This astonishing, enigmatic, five star rated magic show will leave you aching from laughter and dizzy in disbelief.

’There’s a moment you will remember for the rest of your life’ Chortle Magazine

Directed by the late Paul Daniels, this mind-blowing magic show comes to the stage for the first time - you’ll be transported to a jaw-dropping world of light-hearted hilarity, wonderment, and mystery.

'Leaves even the most seasoned magic goers dumbfounded' ★★★★★ Fringe Magazine

Focusing on mind-bending feats of illusion, from making people forget their own names to vanishing them from the auditorium entirely - this sensational show is a sure sell-out and showing in Maidenhead for one night only.

Presented by host of BBC’s Trickster: Live, ‘the most anticipated magician in a generation’ - James Phelan is The Greatest Magician.

‘The magic was great... there was the right level of pzaz. With huge laughs and stunning tricks’ ★★★★★ Voice Magazine

‘Will leave even the most seasoned magic goers flabbergasted’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Fringe Magazine

‘He barely skips a beat... one to watch in the World of magic’ ★★★★ The List

‘James has stage presence by the bucket load’ ★★★★ One4Review blog

‘You’re funny, you look good, all your tricks work, if you were anyone else I’d hate you’ Paul Daniels

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

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Circus Week

Led by And Circus

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

Suitable for ages 7 – 13 years.

Tues 26 – Fri 29 Jul 11am – 4pm
£220 | £200 Advantage Card Holders

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Norden Farm Summer Choir

Led by Tabitha Beavan

Soulful Summer Singing Sessions at the Farm.

Join us for for a cappella summer sing-songs on the Farm. Led by Tabitha and inspired by the Pitch Perfect movies, you’ll experience how good it feels to use the voice you’ve got and create goose bumpy harmonies with others. We’ll also explore rhythms and body beats to really feel the groove. A totally inclusive choir, open to all who want to give a bit of ‘a cappella’ singing a go.

In each session you’ll learn two songs; a short warm up song and a well-known feelgood summery song – for example Surfin’ USA, Happy or Dance with Me Tonight. You can either attend individual sessions or come to the full series. Why not plan to arrive early to have a drink on the Norden Farm beach!

Tabitha Beaven founded the Maidenhead Tuneless Choir in 2016 and performs with Funkin’ Souled Out; a local funk, soul and disco function band. Her style is upbeat, full of energy and she is passionate about the power of singing for all.

Tues 19 Jul - 16 Aug
£45 for the 5 week course or £10 per session

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Flamenco Dance Rebeca Ortega - RAÍCES from Spain

From the deepest roots of flamenco, this show is born from the tradition of flamenco culture shaped by the luminosity of the alegrías, the depth of the taranto, the rhythms of the tangos or the jondura of the soleá.

Like the newly germinated seed that is nourished by the dewdrops, this work is the path that blossoms from the lament of the traces of the past towards the uncertain and unburdened future.

Passion, strength and blood in perfect harmony with the elegance and the sensuality, is delighted by the most authentic flamenco dance... The flight of her hands brings freedom and her feet tapping connects us with the earth, with the root.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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The Vinyl Frontier Singles Championship

A sociable evening of music, trivia and chat - hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Eight competitors bring three of their favourite 45s to see if they can battle through to the final and win the coveted trophy.

Studio
£10

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Errol's Garden

“I wish I could have a garden of my own, but all I see out there is concrete and pavement and more concrete...”

Errol loves plants so much that he has them growing out of every pot, pan and teacup he can find in his small flat, to the dismay of his family. He knows that plants need water, sunlight and space. They need a garden. Errol and his sister Tia search through their block of flats for the perfect space, and discover a neglected rooftop full of rubbish.

After Errol and Tia clean up the space, they imagine building a community garden, but first, they will need to convince all of their neighbours to pitch in and help. A grumpy neighbour and some garden pests try to stand in their way, but Errol is determined to make his dream a reality.

Filled with catchy songs, big ideas and a passion for plants, Errol's Garden is an interactive musical for audiences aged 3 - 11 years and their grownups.

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

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The Ocelots

24 year old twins Brandon and Ashley Watson are The Ocelots.

Formerly based in Ireland, now in Leipzig, Germany, the brothers have crafted their songwriting and musical experience together to produce a forceful blend of rich harmonies and bare, raw acoustic folk. Their music perfectly embodies the breezy effortlessness of early Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel.

The Ocelots have toured extensively with international acts such as Jack Johnson (with whom they played to an audience of 5000), Felix Rebil (The Cat Empire), Isaac Gracie, Kim Churchill, as well as performing with well-known Irish artists such as Glen Hansard and Hudson Taylor. They've appeared at festivals such as Philadelphia Folk Festival, Tollwood and Electric Picnic. The Ocelots live set combines all that is great about folk music, so come and be charmed by the charismatic duo.

Studio
£15

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From Gold to Rio

The Greatest Hits of Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran.

Two of the UK's most iconic bands will be brought to life in one power packed show!

From Gold to Rio will take you on a nostalgic journey back to the New Romantic era which ruled the charts for over a decade.For the very first time the hits from two of the UK's most iconic bands will be brought to life in one power packed show!

With over 20 top 10 hits the show will feature two hours of non-stop classics including Gold, Rio, True, The Reflex, Through The Barricades, Save A Prayer, Lifeline & Girls on Film to name a few - guaranteed to leave the audience shouting for more!

So, if you’re a Duranie, a Spandie, a Wild Boy or a Soul Boy, then this is something you don’t want to miss!

Courtyard Theatre
£21

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Make a Play in 4 Days

Led by Janine from Sideways Drama.

Create a play from scratch in just four days!

Explore different elements of theatre such as acting and script writing before performing your masterpiece at the end of the course.

Suitable for ages 8 - 14 years.

Tues 9 – Fri 12 Aug | 11am – 4pm
£220 | £200 Advantage Card Holders

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Summer Recital Series - Significantly Beethoven (2 of 4)

Jonathan Ferrucci (piano)

In association with the Kirckman Concert Society.

Mozart Adagio in B minor K540
Beethoven Sonata in D major Op. 10 No. 3 
J.S. Bach Toccata in C minor BWV 911
Toccata in D major BWV 912
Toccata in G minor BWV 915
Albeniz Evocacion , El Puerto, Corpus Christi (Sevilla) (Iberia, Book 1)

Selected as a Kirckman Concert Society artist in 2022, Italian-Australian pianist Jonathan Ferrucci has given concerts as a soloist and chamber musician across Europe, Australia and the United States, performing at Wigmore Hall and The Barbican in London, Carnegie Weill Hall in New York and the Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy, among other venues. Recent projects include concerto performances in Italy and a particular focus on the Goldberg Variations.

Live stream tickets are also available for this event, so that you can watch along from home.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18 | Book all 4 concerts in the Summer Recital Series for £64

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Pigs and Bears Don’t Come In Pairs!

Straw, wood, brick? Porridge, chairs, beds?

Two trios to tantalise and tickle your senses in this DOUBLE BILL of Furry Tails, where Goldilocks may even be more scary that the Big Bad Wolf!

If two’s company and three’s a crowd, then book your place now for these well loved stories, retold with puppets, original music and a perfectly petite pop up set.

Age guidance 3 - 7 years.

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

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Roger Beaujolais Quartet - Tribute to the Vibraphone

We must thank Louis Armstrong for incorporating the Vibraphone in his 1930 recordings. 

This began the vibraphone’s long association with jazz. It was Lionel Hampton who quickly realized the instrument’s expressive capabilities and deployed it as a frontline lead instrument. His virtuosic showmanship established the stylistic blueprint for vibraphone playing in jazz, and in his wake came a raft of other talented innovators, especially Milt Jackson, Gary Burton and. Bobby Hutcherson who helped to take the music beyond swing to bebop, Latin jazz, and ultimately free jazz.

Roger Beaujolais has been a well-established musician since the 80’s when he found early success touring with the bands Chevalier Brothers and Fairground attraction and later heavily involved with the 90’s acid jazz movement. Since then, he has worked with everyone from Roger Plant to Paul Weller. But his passion is with jazz the small band ensemble and has produced many albums with his quartet and tirelessly collaborates with artists from all over Europe. He has released many Jazz albums along the way, a this evenings concert will give a small preview of his latest ‘tribute to Milt Jackson’ album. The music tonight will also take us on a journey through the development of the Vibraphone from the swing era through Bebop and into more Contemporary Jazz.

Studio
£15

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The Studio Session

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

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

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

Studio
£10

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Art Week

Join Lucy Wright on a creative adventure this summer.

Over four days you will create artworks to display in a magical art gallery where the artwork comes to life.

Exploring artists from around the world you will create costumes, sculpture, paintings and so much more in an art extravaganza which culminates in a final exhibition... with a twist. As we wander through the gallery the pieces will begin to tell their own stories as if under a spell.

This fun and energetic course is perfect for artists and makers of all kinds, providing a stimulating and creative way to spend the summer, come along and set your imagination free!

Suitable for ages 8 – 14 years.

Tues 16 – Fri 19 Aug | 11am – 4pm
£160 | £145 Advantage Card Holders

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Bunty and Bubbly

Bunty and Bubbly have been entertaining their audiences together for the past six years, singing classic Bollywood romantic songs as well as some of the newer hits.

The duo love the golden oldies originally sung by Lata, Rafi and Kishore, but equally enjoy some of the latest songs by Udit Narayan and Kumar Sanu.

They both grew up watching Hindi movies and love to add a hint of 'Filminess' when they sing. The pair are are children of the 90's era and have grown up watching Salman Khan and Shah Rukh doing their thing on screen. Their dramatics on screen have added a touch of influence to Bunty and Bubbly's songs.

Studio
£15

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Family Concertini with the Estrellas

Grab your tiny dancers and join us for 45 minutes of the biggest soul and Motown sounds of the 60’s!

Shaking it up with some hot dance routines and topping it off with plenty of interactive disco fever this upbeat all singing all dancing 60’s act are sure to have the even the tiredest of feet tapping.

Age guidance 0 - 8 years.

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

Click here to visit the Concertini website

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The Upbeat Beatles

The Upbeat Beatles are second to none -powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship.

The guys have an easy, happy rapport with any crowd, giving them a reputation to be envied as the best in the business. There isn’t a band to touch them - 8 bars of Twist and Shout and you will know why! No other band can perform this song like The Upbeat Beatles!

The show takes you through the Fab Four’s long and winding road from the early Cavern days through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road, with narrative and full multi-media presentation. If you love The Beatles you’ll love this show, and if you don’t love The Beatles you’ll love this show!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Summer Recital Series - Significantly Beethoven (3 of 4)

St John’s Ensemble

Schubert Rondo in A, D.951 for piano duet
Beethoven Variations on La ci darem la mano for 2 oboes and cor anglais
Mozart Violin Sonata in Bb, K.454
Schubert 2 Military Marches, D.733
Beethoven Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', for cello and piano
Beethoven Quintet for piano and wind instruments, Op.16

Live stream tickets are also available for this event, so that you can watch along from home.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18 | Book all 4 concerts in the Summer Recital Series for £64

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Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Cream.

Paying tribute to these legends of rock are Voodoo Room. A stunning power trio featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians who perform an incredible show in the true spirit of these legendary superstars. No wigs, no gimmicks - simply great music played by great musicians! Featuring classics such as Hey Joe, Sunshine Of Your Love, Purple Haze and Layla.

Members of Voodoo Room have recorded and toured with Stevie Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder and many other high profile artists. With standing ovations the norm, the word on the street is Voodoo Room are not to be missed!

‘STUNNING!’ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Kite Festival

Kite Flying • Food • Bar • Live Music • Kite Making

Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our Community Kite Festival on Sunday 4 September between 12pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!

Round off the summer holidays in style with an afternoon of fun for all the community! Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill. You can also purchase a Kite Making Kit on the day (subject to availability). Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include food from local vendors and a bar.

Don't forget to bring along your picnic blanket or camping chairs and get set for an unmissable afternoon of entertainment. The live music stage will feature top local talent - more details to be announced shortly!

FREE EVENT

Sun 4 Sept

12pm - 4pm


  •   4 Sep FREE
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Summer Recital Series - Significantly Beethoven (4 of 4)

St John’s Ensemble with Poppy Schott (soprano)

Haydn Piano Trio in G (Gypsy Rondo)                    
Schubert The Shepherd on the Rock                         
Beethoven Violin Sonata in D, Op.12 No.1                         
Beethoven Allegretto for piano trio in B flat                   
Schubert And dem wasser au singer; An die Musik ; Du bist die Ruh                      
Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat, K.493    

Live stream tickets are also available for this event, so that you can watch along from home.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18 | Book all 4 concerts in the Summer Recital Series for £64

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Jessica Fostekew: Wench

A show about sexy things (awkward), private things (oh no) and a woman trying to sit on the face of time to keep it still (hot, right?).

You’ve seen Jess on Live at the Apollo, QI and on Harry Hill's Clubnite amongst other TV shows. She's a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, the host and creator of The Hoovering Podcast and you hear her regularly on BBC R4's News Quiz and Now Show.

Jess was nominated for the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Award – Best Show 2019 with her last show Hench, and she won Best Show and Best Breakthrough Act in the Chortle Awards 2020.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Promoter Credit: Little Wander
Photo Credit: Matt Stronge

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The Brass Funkeys

The Brass Funkeys are a trailblazer in the new generation of UK Brass Bands.

Formed in 2011, this nine piece collective has a unique sound forged from their strong personalities and eclectic individual tastes, whilst still paying homage to their New Orleans Brass Band roots.

The Brass Funkeys have honed their skills over 10 years playing the club and festival circuits in the UK and Europe, always exploring new musical directions while refining their exciting, eclectic and energetic live show, bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy.

The Brass Funkeys frequently appear on festival main stages (Glastonbury, Boomtown, Wilderness, Lost Village, Love Supreme, North Sea Jazz Festival) as well as performing at world renowned venues (Ronnie Scott’s, Koko, Cambridge Corn Exchange).

After the cancellation of dozens of live dates in 2020, The Brass Funkeys did not take lockdown lying down, instead embarking on an ambitious project to release four EPs to catalogue the band’s journey.

You may have seen the band performing at the 2019 Lantern Parade and headlining Lanterns Live gig.

'Brass has not been this good since that time Reel Big Fish covered A-Ha... The Brass Funkeys are my favourite band. 10/10' Vice Magazine: Noisey Music

'Terrific... what a band' James Morrison, BBC Radio 2

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Jen Brister: The Optimist

If Jen Brister has learned anything in the past 18 months, it’s that she’s no good in a crisis (unless you count getting into the foetal position in under 30 seconds).

Has the pandemic changed her for the better or is she the same old pessimistic naysayer she’s always been? I think we all know the answer to that. Let’s just hope she can make it funny.

'Furiously funny' The Guardian

'Her energy is explosive. Her use of space and delivery, mesmerising' The Sunday Times

'A phenomenal display of sinewy stand up' Chortle

Age guidance 16+ years.

Presented by Little Wander Ltd.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Photo Credit: Matt Crockett

Jen's website

@JenBrister
@nordenfarm

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Mark Watson: This Can’t Be It

We've all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but don't worry, skinny national treasure Mark Watson has it covered.

At 41, he's halfway through his days on earth, according to the life expectancy calculator app he paid £1.49 for. That life is in the best shape in living memory... but one problem remains, and it really is a huge one.

Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the 'Taskmaster' survivor, multi-award-winner and 'No More Jockeys' cult leader attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up. Maybe we'll even solve the huge problem. Doubt it, though.

★★★★★ Telegraph

★★★★ Times | Independent | Metro | Time Out | Chortle

'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

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Harry Hill: Experiments in Entertainment 3 – Work In Progress

Join Harry Hill as he test drives his latest idea of what a joke is.

Laugh with him as he succeeds, distance yourself from him as he fails, track him down in the bar and get a selfie, ask him if he’s bringing TV Burp back, phone your mum and get him to wish her a happy birthday. Let’s Mattress!

Age guidance 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Latecomers not admitted.

Harry Hill's website

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Les Dawson: Flying High

Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers, The Impressions Show) stars in this funny, affectionate and poignant celebration of the much-missed comedy legend.

Join Les as he summons forth a wealth of characters and incidents from his eventful life and career, as he travels on Concorde at twice the speed of sound 68,000 feet above the Earth, in this new play from BAFTA and Olivier Award winning writer Tim Whitnall and director Bob Golding.

Courtyard Theatre
£24

Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions.

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Helen Bauer - Madam Good Tit

2019's Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer nominee and your favourite self-aware stand up.

Helen brings a show about self-confidence, self-esteem and self-care. It’s the year of 'the self' and Helen is trying to be the change she wants you to see.

As seen on BBC's Live at The Apollo and star of ITV2, BBC Three, ITV2, Comedy Central and Radio 4.

'A personality that will fill a stadium... This girl will not be performing in small venues for much longer' ★★★★★ Sunday Express

'Slick, sassy and super satisfying' ★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ The Skinny | ★★★★ The List

Presented by Berk's Nest in association with Blue Book Management.

Studio
£14

Helen's website

@HelenBaBauer
@nordenfarm

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Keith James in concert: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

‘There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’ Cohen’s most memorable and visionary line from his song ANTHEM.

If ever there was a sentence in modern poetry to reflect on and give hope and understanding to us all, it is this line. This Concert begins with ANTHEM.

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and the courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each word.

The chilling announcement of Leonard's death marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. Our World misses him very much.

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 500 concerts – close to 150,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and sometimes in Andalusia, Spain.

Included in the concert are Cohen’s well-known songs: Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne, and Hallelujah alongside his rarer and profound writing such as Who by Fire, Joan of Arc and Secret Life. Also included are songs from his posthumous album Thanks for the Dance such as What happens to the Heart and Keith’s dramatic performances based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca – Cohen’s greatest influence. Keith has also transcribed into song one of Leonard’s poems from his collection ‘Book of longing’ written whilst on retreat during the 1990s.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

‘Good work! Glad you are keeping Leonard’s songs alive’ Sylvie Simmons, Biographer – The Life of Leonard Cohen

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times

‘An elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’ BBC Radio Scotland

‘Certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian

‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’ Times Literary Supplement

‘A sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’ Acoustic Magazine

Studio
£18

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Women in Rock

The ultimate celebration of the world's greatest female anthems.

Women In Rock are pleased to return to Norden Farm after their successful debut in 2018.

Since 2016, Women In Rock have been wowing audiences across the UK and Europe with their high energy performances. Featuring soaring vocals, choreography, audience interaction, striking costumes and backed by a band of world class musicians, Women In Rock has built a reputation as the leading rock show around.

Having performed to audiences of up to 120,000, these women are ready to take you on a spectacular journey through five decades of female rock leaving you cheering for more.

Featuring the songs of Cher, Blondie, Janis Joplin, Republica, Belinda Carlisle, Bonnie Tyler, P!nk, Suzi Quatro, Tina Turner and many more, Women In Rock are guaranteed to get you on your feet. Grab your tickets and let’s get ready to sing, dance and ROCK!

‘The audience were held in reminiscent bliss from start to finish, outstanding!’ At The Theatre

‘The girls held the audience captive with their outstanding energy and vocals. Bravo Women In Rock!’ Harley Davidson (Europe)

‘Women In Rock is a must-have show for our venue, keeps our audiences on their feet like no other' Chequer Mead Theatre

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Night Terrors – The Ghost Stories of E F Benson

This is a spine-tingling evening of three tales of the supernatural from E F Benson’s brilliant collection of ghost stories, Night Terrors.

With masterful storytelling from the award winning actor Gerard Logan, Night Terrors will transport you to a darker, more sinister world of the unexpected and the unexplainable.

The three stories (The Dance, In The Tube and The Confession of Charles Linkworth), are dramatic, haunting and hugely memorable.

'Logan is astounding... He takes a strong script and flies it to the stars' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festival 2016

'Watching Logan work is like being privy to a wonder of nature and remains with you... A true masterpiece of solo performance' ★★★★★ The Edinburgh Guide - Edinburgh Festival 2015

Gerard Logan won The Stage Best Solo Performer of the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Award for his acclaimed performance in Gareth Armstrong’s production of Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece. He won the Best Actor award at the 2014 Buxton Fringe Festival and was nominated for the Michael MacLiammoir Award for Best Male Performance at the 2016 International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival for his performance in
Wilde Without the Boy.

Gareth Armstrong has developed and directed many successful solo shows, including his own award winning Shylock.

Night Terrors is also underscored by a beautiful, original and specially commissioned score by the award winning RSC composer, Simon Slater.

Studio
£15

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ELO Again

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 10th year, the band 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.

They perform all the big hits – Mr Blue Sky, Livin' Thing, Sweet Talkin' Woman, Shine a Little Love, Confusion, Last Train to London, Roll Over Beethoven, Wild West Hero, Don't Bring Me Down, The Diary of Horace Wimp, Telephone Line, Turn to Stone plus many more.

As the UK’s No.1 tribute show, ELO Again provide you with the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals. Come along and relive the age of Glam Rock as ELO Again pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. You will revel in ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and hear some of the most unforgettable classic rock and pop songs of our generation. The timeless Mr Blue Sky returns, so Roll Over Beethoven - Rock 'n Roll Is King.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Justin Moorhouse: Stretch and Think

Justin is back: still funny, yet middle aged.

A brand new show that may contain: Yoga, getting older, Madonna, shoplifters, Labradoodles, middle-aged cyclists, The Menopause, running, hating football fans but loving football, not drinking, funerals, is Tapas a rip off?, Captain Tom, Droylsden, the environment, self-improvement, ruining a sexual position, electric car charging spots used by doggers, nursery graduation, horses, Stig look-a-likes, home cooked food in places that aren’t your own home, the odd advantages of fundamental religions, the gym, shop door etiquette. And he’s got a new suit. Come, it’ll be fun.

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

'Not a moment without laughter' ★★★★ Chortle

'If joke-telling is your thing, then Justin Moorhouse is your man...very high gag rate' ★★★★ Fest

'Skilful crafting...he keeps the laughs coming' ★★★★ British Theatre Guide

'He charms the pants off the crowd' Sunday Times

'The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his routines is worthy of admiration' Guardian

'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out of this world' The List

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Dark Side Of The Wall

The award-winning Dark Side Of The Wall celebrate their heroes in well over 2 hours of spectacular live music and visual effects.

This amazing 8-piece band perform music from the legendary Pink Floyd’s classic and extensive back catalogue, featuring tracks such as Comfortably Numb, Money, Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Another Brick In The Wall to name just a few… with unexpected ‘surprises’ thrown in along the way. This band clearly love what they do and that ‘fun’ factor is always a huge part of their shows - not to be missed!

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Simon Yates: My Mountain Life

by Touching the Void’s Simon Yates.

On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, dangling on the rope 50 metres below. His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survival that followed and with the publication of the book Touching The Void, later film and stage play, both climbers became household names.

It was an experience that could have put many off the sport of mountaineering - but not Simon. Over 35 years later, he is still a very active exploratory climber and guide, making several expeditions to the mountains each year. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Alaska to Central Asia there is hardly a significant range that he has not visited.

Come along and witness Simon’s tireless journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest on the planet and share with him the drama, excitement and beauty of modern, lightweight alpinism. Told with wit, dry humour and lavishly illustrated with images and video collected on his great climbs.

'Simon is a totally engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires.'

Studio
£16

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Daytime Deewane

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

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

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

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

Run time 60 mins

Studio
£15

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Mitch Benn: It's About Time

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

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

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

Studio
£15

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Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

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

Tour extended due to exceptional demand!

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Show Time Duration: 2 hours

Courtyard Theatre
£19 | £17 conc

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Mike Bubbins: Throwback

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

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

AS IF IT IS!

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

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

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

Saturday 4 February 2023
Courtyard Theatre
£19.50

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Fleetingwood Mac

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch

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

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

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

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

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

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

Studio
£13 | £10 conc

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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Click here to visit the Kingdom of Madness website.

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Lucy Porter - Wake-Up Call

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

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

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

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

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

'A treat from start to finish' The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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