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Kite Making Workshop (online on demand)

Our much-loved Kite Making Workshops are back!

There are lots of ways you can get involved this year – like with our OnDemand Kite Kits.

Book your kit, collect from Norden Farm, access your OnDemand video from anywhere, get crafty, fly your kite!

Your OnDemand workshop video has been created by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project. Your Kite Making Kit includes everything you need to make a Japanese Sode Kite - all you will need are pens to decorate your creation.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at this year's Kite Festival.

Save the Date! The Kite Festival is back this year on Sunday 5 September. Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) between 12pm - 4pm for live music, food and drink, entertainment – and kite flying! Entry is free!

Keep an eye on our website for details about our Live Kite Making Workshops taking place throughout the Summer Holiday

Each ticket includes a kit with everything you need to make and fly your kite! All you will need are pens to decorate your creation.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

Kite Kit collection: Packs can be booked by selecting your preferred collection date (Thursdays - Saturdays 11am - 10pm). Collect your pre-booked kit from our Café Bar by showing them your booking confirmation email.

£5 per kite (includes materials - packs must be collected from Norden Farm)
Kite packs can be collected from Norden Farm between 11am– 10pm on your chosen day

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This Noisy Isle

A treasure-hunt show giving families an adventure through a strange, magical new world.

You've washed up on a new shore...

Can you navigate through this world where nothing is quite what it seems? The inhabitants of this island make strange noises and sprites hide around every corner. Where do you belong?

Discover your own magical powers in this truly interactive family experience. Join us for a mission which will lead you through puzzles, meeting mysterious characters and steering your team through the choppy seas to search for your new home. 

Come prepared for the elements as much of this adventure takes place outdoors!

Age guidance ages 5 - 11 years.

Created by Spun Glass Theatre in partnership with Creative Arts East, The Garage, Norwich and Arts Council England. 

'A brilliant, immersive, moving, almost promenade theatrical experience' Broadway Baby

Outdoors at Norden Farm
This event has staggered starts, book by selecting your preferred time to embark on your adventure.

£12 standard, £10 under 16s
Family and Friends Offer (4 people) £40 (applied in basket)
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before each slot

Spun Glass Theatre's Website

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

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Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Classes for all ages and levels of experience.

Practice traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Fri 25 Jun - 30 Jul
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class, £35 for the 5 week course, £28 for the 4 week course

Drop in sessions: Fri 6 Aug, 13 Aug | Tickets £10

Booking cut off time: 10.30am on the first day of each session

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Kayleigh's Crafts - On Demand Craft Kits

Purchase your craft kits, collect from the Cafe Bar, then tune into the on demand video to get creative!

Monster Slime
Create your own monster themed slime! Your kit includes everything you need to make slime including optional extras such as a paint, foam balls, glitter and googly eyes. Play with your slime on the Splat Mat and learn through play with some fun activities and worksheets. Your pack comes with a special 'Slime Scientist in Training' ID card, monster activity book, stickers, and straws to make slime 'balloons'!


Ahoy Matey
Decorate your own wooden pirate ship! Your kit includes everything you need to decorate and assemble you own pirate ship decoration. Have fun with the activity book, worksheets, stickers and your very own pirate hat!


Superheroes
Create your own superhero puppet! Your kit includes everything you need to make you very own hand puppet as well as your own glider to assemble. Dress as a hero with your very own mask, snap bracelet and superhero tattoo!


Simply tune in and get creative at a time that suits you! We'd love to see your photos - you can tag us on social media @nordenfarm!

Suitable for ages 4+ years.
£5 per pack

Packs can be booked by selecting your preferred collection date (Thursdays - Saturdays 12pm - 10pm). Collect your pre-booked kit from our Café Bar by showing them your booking confirmation email.

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Russell Brand - 33

Russell Brand doing stand up on the strangeness of the last 18 months. What have we learned and not learned? And how do you ‘get back to normal’ if you’ve never been normal?

Preview performance.

Courtyard Theatre
Afternoon matinee gig
£20

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

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

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A Basic Introduction to Clay (online)

Led by Helen D Evans

The intention is to spend 4 weeks to create a series of hand formed work out of clay. We will be trying out a different technique each week and hope to have at least 4 pieces of work by the end of the course.

The sessions are bite size and are intended for individuals to develop their own work each week and then to carry on in their own time.

Clay is included in the price. Clay packs to be collected from Norden Farm’s Café Bar on Thur 22 July and Fri 23 July, 11am-10pm.

After the course. You can arrange to have your work fired by Helen at an additional cost of £10, this includes a bisque firing and a glaze firing with a choice of one coloured glaze for you to decide when you drop off your work to her studio.

You will be notified via email or WhatsApp regarding the collection of your work.

Please see information sheet for more information.

Fri 23 Jul - Fri 13 Aug
4pm - 5pm
£44 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 15 July

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Supernova (15)

Dir: Harry Macqueen 2020 | 93 mins

It is deep Autumn and Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci), partners of twenty years, are on holiday. They are travelling across England in their old campervan visiting friends, family and places from their past.

Since Tusker was diagnosed with young-onset dementia two years ago their lives have had to change. Jobs have been given up and plans put on hold. Their time together is now the most important thing they have. As the trip progresses however, their individual ideas for their future begin to collide. Secrets are uncovered, private plans unravel and their love for each other is tested like never before. Ultimately, they must confront the question of what it means to love one another in the face of Tusker’s irreparable illness.

'Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci dazzle as a couple facing their fears' ★★★★ The Guardian

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

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

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Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (U)

Dir: Toni Garcia and Stephen Hughes 2021 | 84 mins

Dogtanian is an impulsive and idealistic young fellow who lives with his parents in a village in Gascony. His only objective in life is to follow in his father’s footsteps and become one of the King’s Muskehounds.

With his horse Sandy, Dogtanian leaves for Paris in search of adventure. He is joined there by Pip, a scrappy and garrulous mouse who becomes his squire.

Together with his comrades-in-arms, the Muskehounds Porthos, Aramis, and Athos, he discovers the value of friendship.

Will Dogtanian manage to become a Muskehound and at the same time win the heart of his beloved Juliette?

An updated version of the classic 80s television cartoon inspired by the novel by Alexandre Dumas.

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £24

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

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

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Bottomless Brunch with Breakfast en Bread

What better way to spend the weekend than by joining us for a relaxed 90 minute brunch?

Our 18th century barns are perfect backdrop for a sociable Saturday morning of food and drinks.

We've teamed up with the fabulous Breakfast en Bread to bring their delicious (and Instagram worthy) food to The Farm this summer.

Bringing together the British love for a great breakfast and the French passion for beautifully baked, fresh bread, Breakfast En Bread uses signature sourdough loaves, hollowed out and packed with delicious, locally sourced ingredients.

Your leisurely brunch wouldn't be complete without bottomless Bloody (or Virgin) Marys, Mimosas, fruit juice, tea and coffee.

Saturday 24 and 31 July 11.30am - 1pm

Tickets are £22 per person and include either an Original or Vegan Breakfast en Bread™, plus Bloody (or Virgin) Marys, Mimosas, fruit juice, tea and coffee during the 90 minute brunch.

The 90 minutes begins at 11.30am and will end at 1pm. Any drinks after 1pm will need to be paid for.

Book your ticket by selecting you choice of Breakfast en Bread™ - you can find out more about each delicious option below...

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Never 42

The UK’s premier Level 42 tribute band.

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Sat 31 Jul

@42Never
@nordenfarm

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

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

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Creative Arts Social Club (online)

Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.

Our sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now - goes online!

Professional artist Amelia Pimlott leads this creative community with visual artist Caroline Crawford. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence, and meet new people!

5-week blocks run via Zoom with additional ideas for activities to do during the week.

Mon 24 May - Mon 21 Jun, Mon 28 Jun - Mon 2 Aug, Mon 16 Aug - Mon 13 Sept, Mon 27 Sept - Mon 25 Oct, Mon 8 Nov - Mon 6 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list below)

Mon 24 May - Mon 21 Jun: Landscapes, Townscapes and Nature

Led by Caroline Crawford

This course covers focusses on a variety of Drawing & Painting techniques to create landscapes, townscapes and nature studies.

Mon 28 Jun - Mon 2 Aug: Extreme Landscapes and Unusual Animals

Led by Amelia Pimlott

From jungles to underwater landscapes, deserts to the Artic, we will find inspiration for painting from some of the most extreme parts of the world in which we live and the animals that inhabit them. Using gouache paint and oil pastels, we will focus on colour and design.

Mon 16 Aug - Mon 13 Sept: Loose painting style

Led by Caroline Crawford

We look at loose painting style, with a selection of subjects starting with a fun fashion figure painting project in inks. We will cover varied subjects including the still life, landscapes and a botanical study and explore techniques including colour blending and application and mixed media.

Mon 27 Sept - Mon 25 Oct: Indian Sculpture

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using air drying clay, we will model figures, faces, animals and decorative elements inspired by Indian Sculpture both in relief and 3 dimensional form.

Mon 8 Nov - Mon 6 Dec: Texture

Led by Caroline Crawford

With a focus on texture we will explore different aspects of drawing and painting including proportion, one point perspective, watercolour and mixed media. Subjects will include animal portraits, a Robin study and a sunrise.

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Yoga for Beginners (online)

Led by Julie Potter

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

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

Wed 23 Jun - 28 Jul, Wed 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Wed 13 Oct - 17 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Wed 24 Nov - 15 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£10 per class, £35 for the 5 week courses, £28 for the 4 week course

Drop in sessions: Wed 4 Aug, 11 Aug | Tickets £10

Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Wed 31 Mar - 28 Apr, Wed 5 May - 2 Jun, Wed 9 Jun - 7 Jul, Wed 14 Jul - 11 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

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

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   4 Aug
  •  11 Aug
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Crochet Social (online)

Led by Sophie Keaveney

Do you like to crochet? Join us for a virtual drop in session - grab your hook, grab your yarn and lets get crocheting!

This is a social session where you will have opportunity to work on your own crochet projects and meet new people at the same time. Sophie will be on hand to answer your crochet questions and will also provide a couple of pattern ideas that you can try out, if you'd like to try something new.

Experience of crochet is required, and you will need to supply your own crocheting materials/project to work on.

Wed 5 May, 2 Jun, 7 Jul, 4 Aug
7pm - 8.30pm
£2 per person
Booking cut off time: 4pm on the day of each event

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Wed)

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Wed 31 Mar - 28 Apr, Wed 5 May - 2 Jun, Wed 9 Jun - 7 Jul, Wed 14 Jul - 11 Aug
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   4 Aug
  •  11 Aug
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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

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

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

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

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

Thur 1 Apr - 12 Aug
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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Storytelling

Join our storyteller Joe for interactive tales this summer!

Stories this summer are:

Thur 5 Aug - The Emperor’s New Clothes

Fri 6 Aug - The Gobble Knoll

Age guidance 3+ years.

Each session is around 20 minutes long.

11.30am and 12.30pm

£4 per person

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

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Thur 1 Apr - 29 Apr, Thur 6 May - 3 Jun, Thur 10 Jun - 8 Jul, Thur 15 Jul - 12 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

  •   5 Aug
  •  12 Aug
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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 1 Apr - 29 Apr, Thur 6 May - 3 Jun, Thur 10 Jun - 8 Jul, Thur 15 Jul - 12 Aug
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course.

Suitable for 18+ years.

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom.

  •   5 Aug
  •  12 Aug
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Gentle Yoga (Drop In)

Led by Julie Potter.

Classes for all ages and levels of experience.

Practice traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

This class will be running online only via Zoom.

Fri 6 Aug, Fri 13 Aug
11.30am - 12.45pm
Booking cut off time: 9am on day of session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your mat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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Another Round (12A)

Dir: Thomas Vinterberg 2020 | 117 mins

There is an obscure philosophical theory that humans should have been born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood; that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing problems and increasing creativity. Intrigued, Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on a risky experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday.

Initial results are positive, but as the units are knocked back and stakes are raised, it becomes increasingly clear that some bold acts carry severe consequences.

Winner of Best International Feature at this year's Academy Awards.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

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

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Kite Making Workshops

Led by Community Kite Project.

Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky!

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project.

In these family friendly sessions our practitioners will guide you through the process of making the Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at the Kite Festival which takes place in Boyn Grove Park on Sunday 5 September.


Kite Making Workshops

Friday 6 August | 2pm – 3pm and 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Saturday 14 August | 2pm – 3pm and 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £6

Pre booking for Kite Workshops is highly recommended.

If you have tickets for a workshop you are guaranteed to make a kite at the session. During each session we may have a small number of tickets available on the door but to avoid disappointment please pre book.


Please note this is a Drop-In Workshop:
You can make a kite in around 20 – 30 minutes with a bit of adult support! So you can turn up at any time during the session. But do make sure you leave enough time to get here, get park and get into the session!

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Digi Den: Summer Drop In

Led by DJ Mhlanga.

The digital arts club! Reconnect with the Digi Den community via weekly Zoom workshops. Share your creativity, explore music and film editing!

You will need: Paper to draw or write on and any pencils, pens or art supplies you may like to use. The project will adapt to incorporate any other supplies individuals may have.

Suitable for school years 5 - 8.

These sessions will take place via Zoom.

Fri 30 Jul, Fri 6 Aug and Fri 13 Aug
5.15pm - 6.45pm
£7 per session or £18 for all three sessions
Booking cut off: 4.30pm on Fri 30 Jul

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Gary Delaney: Gary in Punderland

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back!

One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!

Age guidance 16+ years.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event - so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

WHY? ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers...Quite brilliant’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘A master craftsman’ ★★★★ The Times

‘One of Britain's grandmasters of the one-liner'’ ★★★★ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre and Live stream
£18
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on the day of the event

@GaryDelaney
@nordenfarm

Gary Delaney's Website

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

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

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Norden Farm Market

Join us for our new series of outdoor markets this summer – held in the Linhay barns and car park, providing a safe shopping experience. Browse stalls selling artisanal produce and hand crafted goods. The markets also feature live music!

Stalls on Sat 17 Jul include: Ultra Kriti, Jo Fred's Shed, MindFill, Happy Leaf, Como en Casa, Windsor & Eton Photo Art, SÉRIE, Ka Na Homecooked, Cricketers Gin, The Sustainable Way, Wilder Fruits, Rocks and key, Nicks Knits, Tessaonthebeach, Eat More Kale, Bright as a Button Jewellery, Amora Candles UK and BAM Designs.

Martha the Refill Hub van will also be at the market, stocking a range of organic and non-organic essential foods, freshly roasted coffee beans, confectionery and snacks, cleaning products and toiletries - all plastic free and ethically sourced.


OUTDOOR EVENT | FREE ENTRY

Sat 17 Jul, 7 Aug 12pm - 4pm


Visitor Information

  • Entry is free and you don’t need to book tickets for this event, we will be monitoring numbers at the entrance.

  • Please observe social distancing and wear a face covering when approaching stalls.

  • We encourage those of you who are local to make the most of the spring sunshine and head over to Norden Farm on foot or by bike. Our bike rack is located behind the left side of the Farmhouse.

  • We will have very limited number of parking spaces available on site, with bays for Blue Badge holders located to the right after the entrance gate.

  • The Cafe Bar will be open serving delicious food and drink to takeaway or enjoy from a table on our outdoor terrace. Saturday drinks specials include Bloody / Virgin Marys or Mimosas. Food is served between 12pm – 3pm and 5.30pm – 7.45pm.

  •   7 Aug FREE
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The Total Who Show

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Sat 7 Aug

@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

The Total Who Show Website

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

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

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Autumn Season Preview

Norden Farm Patrons, Bronze, Silver and Gold Members, and volunteer stewards are invited to join us for our Autumn 2021 season preview!

We will share information about the upcoming programme - complete with a few clips!

Book your free ticket to join us live in the socially distanced Courtyard Theatre or virtually via live stream - links will be sent out shortly before the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
Booking cut off time: 10am Wed 11 Aug

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The Bag That Went BOO!

The delightfully comic story of a little red bag that jumps out of a brown paper bag – what in the world is it? And where is it going?

Join us for a fantastical journey of paper bag proportions, dive into the sea and travel to the land of snow. Watch out for a giant paper bag wandering about making strange noises…

Presented by Garlic Theatre, who bring a sprinkle of pure magic with mime, clowning and puppetry.

Age guidance 3 - 8 years.

'Wow! It was fantastic. Absolutely captivating - beautiful, simple, spellbinding. This is children’s theatre at its best' The Courtyard Theatre Hereford on 3 Little Pig Tails

Courtyard Theatre
Thur 12 and Fri 13 Aug 11.30am and 2pm (45 mins)
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends Ticket (4 people) £40
Booking cut off time: 30 mins before each event

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

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

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Book Club (online)

Self led group, organised by Carol Huntington

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

This season the Book Club will be reading:

Thur 17 Jun - Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Thur 15 Jul - The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
Thur 12 Aug - Decline & Fall by Evelyn Waugh

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

17 Jun, 15 Jul, 12 Aug (online)
7.30pm - 9.30pm
£2 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

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Art Themen and Alex Hutton Quartet – Homage to Archer Street

A self-taught musician, Art Themen played tenor saxophone with a university jazz band while studying medicine at Cambridge.

After qualifying as a doctor, he moved to London and in the early 60s played in several blues and R&B bands. During this period he worked with Alexis Korner, Phil Seamen, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker and Long John Baldry. In the late 60s and early 70s his musical direction shifted towards jazz and he played with Barbara Thompson, Michael Garrick, Henry Lowther and Graham Collier.

In 1974 he began a long and particularly fruitful association with Stan Tracey, which continued into the 90s. He has also accompanied numerous visiting US jazzmen, including Al Haig, Red Rodney, George Coleman and Nat Adderley. A highly individual playing style marks Themen’s performances.

The theme of the music is inspired by Soho’s famous Archer Street, where jazz musicians would hang out before and after their gigs. It became the unofficial job centre of the London music Scene and set the stage for the London Bebop Scene. The repertoire selection will focus on some British Composers that made an impact on America’s Tin pan Alley.

Art Themen (tenor/soprano sax)
Alex Hutton (piano)
Simon Thorpe (bass)
Dave Barry (drums)

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£15 | £13 concessions
Live stream ticket: £15 per household
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Thur 12 Aug

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

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

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Jonny & The Baptists: Dance Like It Never Happened

This is a show about grief. This is a show about loss. Just not how you’d expect. Dance Like It Never Happened is the funniest, most joyful and uplifting show you will ever see about feeling totally bereaved.

In 2019, we lost another election, our place in Europe and, worst of all, a dearly beloved friend. We are no strangers to grief, but it hurt.

Then in 2020, we all lost the world as we knew it. Our decades-long system of “dealing with emotions” (ignore them, drink heavily and make jokes) finally broke. We finally broke.

In their most honest & personal show yet, Jonny & The Baptists learn to accept and engage with their grief, telling the story of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance through their trademark blend of silly, joyful songs, deadpan stand-up and riotous storytelling.

Finding meaning, humour and beauty in the hardest part of life.

WHY? 'Hilarious and moving throughout... Jonny & the Baptists will make you laugh until you cry and probably cry until you laugh, too. A must-see' ★★★★★ Sunday Post

'Wickedly funny' ★★★★ The Times

'Excellent, irresistible and winningly random' ★★★★ The Guardian

'You'll mainly leave feeling warm and fuzzy.... note perfect' ★★★★ Metro

'Seriously funny' ★★★★ The Stage

'Yes, the brilliant musical rabble rousers have certainly given up politics. If only the rest of the Fringe could give it up in this way, we might change the world sooner' British Theatre Guide

Courtyard Theatre
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Fri 13 Aug

Jonny & the Baptists's Website

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

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

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I Love My Bike

by Simon Mole

Nobody forgets the thrill of riding a bike for the first time, even if it can feel like an uphill battle to begin with. Join acclaimed children’s author Simon Mole to celebrate that excitement, or start the quest towards it.

This 45 minute event for 4 - 7 yr olds begins with a performance of Simon’s brand new picturebook, followed by some fun (and quite silly) games - spin the word wheel and take part in the pedal power challenge to unlock your creative powers!

If your little word wizard doesn’t need stabilisers we can shift gears quickly to introduce some mega metaphors and super similes. We promise it’ll be wheely good, even if you’re over-tyred…

I Love My Bike is illustrated by Sam Usher & published by Frances Lincoln (Quarto) 2021

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

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

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Jenny Eclair: Work in Progress

Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude.

Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB when she’s filling in forms online, should she celebrate or crawl into a hole? What will her 60’s hold for this 1960’s babe and is it a legal requirement to buy Nordic walking poles?

Please note that this event is on a full capacity seating plan and seating is not socially distanced.

Courtyard Theatre
£12

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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Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail Exhibition

The Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail will be showcasing the work of many of the artists taking part in this year’s trail.

Works in diverse media will include painting, glass, jewellery, ceramics, printmaking and photography. The exhibition will be open either side of the trail weekend itself. For the eighth year, local artists will be opening their studios to the public on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September - find out more about the trail here.

Wednesday 1 September to Saturday 18 September 2021

Open Wednesdays to Saturdays 5pm - 10pm

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Introduction to Jewellery Making

Led by Grant Forsyth

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

Spring
Thur 2 Sept - 30 Sept, Thur 7 Oct - 11 Nov (exc 28 Oct), Thur 18 Nov - 1​6 Dec
11.15am - 12.45pm
£63 per 5 week course

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National Theatre Live: Follies

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling production.

Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical was directed by Dominic Cooke and filmed live on stage at the National Theatre in 2017.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

163 mins
£15

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Bethany Hearn

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

Fri 3 Sept - 17 Dec (exc Fri 17 Sept, 29 Oct, 19 Nov)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term


Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

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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 5 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. Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

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

The live music stage will feature top local talent - keep an eye on this webpage and our social media channels for announcements!


Kite Making Workshops

Create your very own kite ready for the Festival at our live in person or on demand workshops this summer.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at this year's Kite Festival.


  •   5 Sep FREE
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Watercolour Landscapes

Led by Jo Hall

This course will take you back to basics while learning from the masters. Each week exercising a basic technique will be followed by discovering how one of the great watercolourists used it to stunning effect. The artists for reference will include, Lorrain, Cotman, Girtin,and Turner.

Please bring your own watercolours and equipment as indicated on the information sheet.

Tues 7 Sept - Tues 19 Oct (exc Tues 5 Oct)
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course
Booking cut off time: 9am on Tues 7 Sept

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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!

Autumn 2021
Tues 7 Sept - 30 Nov (exc 26 Oct)
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session | £108 per 12 week term

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Beginners Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

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

This is a blended class, taking place both in person at Norden Farm and online.

Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Wed 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Wed 13 Oct - 17 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Wed 24 Nov - 15 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£10 per class, £35 per 5 week, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 10am on the first day of each course

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Kendal Mountain Festival Tour 2021

Unleash your adventurous side…

Join us for an evening of film celebrating adventure from some of the most spectacular places on earth, brought to you by the team behind Kendal Mountain Festival. You’ll be guided through a curation of stories from across the globe, told by a unique collection of travellers, athletes, activists and creatives.

Through culturally rich, cinematically beautiful and thought provoking films we’ll ask; what is possible in a changing world, what is beautiful, what is wild and what defines adventure?

The evening will include on-screen insights from the Kendal Mountain Festival team, as well as on-screen interviews with the filmmakers themselves.

Kendal Mountain Festival is the ultimate social gathering for outdoor enthusiasts – with a world-class programme of films and talks from international adventurers taking place on the edge of the Lake District each year. The Kendal Mountain Tour brings the best of the Festival films to cinemas across the UK. Whilst the Kendal Mountain team are unable to join you live at the venue this year, they will be with you on-screen and hope to return with live appearances in 2022.

Courtyard Theatre | 150 mins
£14 | £7 concessions (including under 25s)
Booking cut off time: 7pm on Wed 8 Sept

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

Image credit: The Ghosts Above, Photographer Renan Ozturk

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Andre Rieu: Together Again

The King of the Waltz has handpicked his all time favourite show tunes, operatic arias and dance numbers from stages around the world - featuring many performances never seen before on the big screen.

André brings together performers from all over the world in one global spectacular to make you smile, sing and dance.Featuring performances from São Paulo, Mainau, Bucharest, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Melbourne and Istanbul. André Rieu invites you to come together again with friends, family and loved ones for a heart-warming concert.

140 minutes
£15

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Gentle Yoga

led by Julie Potter

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

This is a blended class, taking place both in person at Norden Farm and online.

Participants to bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Fri 10 Sept - 8 Oct, Fri 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 29 Oct), Fri 26 Nov - 17 Dec
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class, £35 per 5 week course, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 10:30am on the first day of each course

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Fri 10 Sept

ELO Again's Website

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Pop Divas Live!

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 under 16s)
Family and Friends ticket £48
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before the event

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Ajay Srivastav

Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut album Karmic Blues Ajay Srivastav returns this year with his follow up album Powerless.

Ajay Srivastav is a London based singer songwriter who plays a genre-bending mix of Indian Folk, Blues and Americana with lyrics that explore issues of identity, loss and spirituality. His performances have been described as passionate, healing and uplifting.

Ajay’s laid-back style transcends musical borders with a sound that flows from the banks of Delta Blues which influenced him as a child to the sacred river of the Ganges where he learnt raags from the Gurus in his father’s hometown of Varanasi – the holy city of India. Blending these influences, he came back with what he calls Karmic Blues.

As a musician Ajay has worked with artists as diverse as Jamiroqua, Gregory Isaacs, Zakir Hussain and Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan. Ajay has performed internationally from live venues such as the Jazz Cafe and the Queen Elizabeth Hall to festivals like Roskilde Dam Square and WOMAD.

Studio
£15 | £12 conc
Booking cut off time: 7pm on Sat 11 Sept

Ajay's Website

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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.

Age guidance 14+ years.

'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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Mark's website

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Norden Farm 21st Birthday Bash

It’s our 21st birthday and you’re invited.

Help us celebrate our anniversary with a vibrant line-up of local artists, featuring Rob Castell as the Master of Ceremonies, and support your local arts centre.

Originally dreamt up by a group of Maidonians, determined to have a space for arts and culture in their town, developed on the site of an ancient dairy farm from gifted land. Norden Farm has grown over the last 21 years from a twinkle in the eye to the thriving cultural hub it has become. Survivor of the biggest health crisis in 100 years and a 44% cut in core funding this year, let’s make sure Norden Farm is here for the next generation.

The line up features:

Your host for the evening - Rob Castell
Rob Castell is a musician and songwriter from Maidenhead. He has written songs for E4, CBBC, CBeebies and Tiny Tots TV and has composed new musical theatre for Nuffield Southampton, York Theatre Royal and Soho Theatre. He co-wrote, musically directed and performed with award-winning a cappella quartet Barbershopera for over ten years.

Mairi Cowieson
Mairi has appeared in Let The Right One In (Apollo Theatre, West End), South Pacific (Barbican and UK Tour), A Chorus Line (Lowry Theatre, Salford), It's A Wonderful Life (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich), Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang (UK Tour) and many more!

Alex Hutton
One of the UK Jazz’s hidden treasures. Alex is a gifted, thoughtful improviser and a mainstay of the London Jazz scene who has worked with the leading figures from Jim Mullen and Pete King to Pete Wareham.

Simon Mole
Simon Mole is an acclaimed spoken word artist and poet who has shared stages with Michael Rosen, Kae Tempest and John Hegley.

The Rob Castell Trio
Formed as part of a community funding initiative with Norden Farm in the Autumn of 2020, this fun fresh band has been playing outside local care homes in the community, bringing everything from Frank Sinatra to Dua Lipa.

The Norden Farm Community Choir
Led by Rob Castell, the community choir brings together a mix of brilliant local people who love to sing!

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£15

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Olga Koch: Homecoming

Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated comedian and star of Mock The Week and QI Olga Koch comes back with her third show!

With her new passport in hand, Homecoming will see Olga try to figure out who the hell she is as an immigrant and certified teen drama queen...

Olga has also appeared on The Now Show, Hello America, Pls Like, The News Quiz, King Gary, BBC Sounds's Tech Tech Boom and your little brother's dreams. Her very own BBC Radio 4 show, OK Computer, is coming soon.

'Blistering humour' ★★★★ Three Weeks

'A slick, mature hour' ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

'Highly engineered and funny' ★★★★ The List

'Fantastic comedic mind with an observant eye' ★★★★ Shortcom

'Bright new comedy talent' ★★★★ The Skinny

'A natural storyteller, she will keep you completely hooked' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'The best Ada Lovelace line in comedy' Chortle

★★★★ Fest Mag

Studio
£14

Presented by Berk’s Nest in association with IAM.

@rocknrolga
@nordenfarm

Olga Koch's website

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Siobhan Miller

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

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

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

Studio
£16.50

Siobhan Miller's Website

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£12

robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

Robin Morgan's Website

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A Night of Bond with Janine Johnson

A Night of Bond with Janine Johnson singing hits such as Goldfinger, Live and Let Die, License to Kill, Skyfall, Diamonds are Forever and many more will take your mind on a journey to the celestial zones of your inner self, and that’s just the music!

When you come back down to earth and get the visual of Janine Johnson's passion in her production of the hits we all love, you will be back up among the stars again.

Janine Johnson offers her tribute to one of Britain’s most exciting legends of film, theme tunes, satire and cocktails. A diamond amongst songstresses, Janine Johnson will uplift and delight you. Accompanied by some of the UK music scene’s crème de la creme. A night of 'Pure Gold' with special guests. Not to be Missed!

As well as being a rising solo artist on the Jazz/Soul music scene, Janine's collaborations include: Ian Shaw, Paloma Faith, Bobby McFerrin, Cool Million, Take That, George Michael, Ray Davies, The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Sarah Jane Morris, David Arnold and the list continues. In 2019 she toured the UK as the lead in the show 'Aretha Respect' and also as one of 2 lead vocalists on 'Remembering The Movies' with Aljaz and Janette of 'Strictly Come Dancing'. As a strong, dynamic and flexible vocalist she thrives in these high energy shows that require flexibility and focus.


'Janine can SING...go see her' David Arnold (Film Composer, James Bond)

'With a voice of smooth velvet and a body to die for, Janine Johnson embodies SOUL' Sarah Jane Morris (The Communards)

'Janine has a unique ability to captivate and draw the audience in through her amazing voice and persona on stage, weaving a little story throughout her performance and drawing us into her inner sanctuary - which is a special and soulful place to be!' Paul Newman (Smooth FM, Capital Radio)

Courtyard Theatre
£19.50 | £17 concessions
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Sat 25 Sept

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Simon Brodkin – Troublemaker

World-famous prankster and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson, is back on stage with TROUBLEMAKER, his sensational new stand-up show.

After showering Sepp Blatter with banknotes, upstaging Kanye West at Glastonbury, and handing Theresa May her P45, the critically acclaimed comedian explores why trouble has followed him from primary school through medical school to lockdown homeschool. And what it’s like to be chased by Donald Trump’s bodyguards, how to make the police laugh while they’re arresting you, and what to do when you’re outed as a Jew by the Ku Klux Klan.

Simon is one of Britain’s most loved comedians following his smash hit BBC shows Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show & Well Funny People, Channel 4’s award-nominated Britain’s Biggest Hoaxer and multiple TV appearances (Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at the Palladium, The John Bishop Christmas Show, Children In Need, & Channel 4’s Comedy Gala).

After the success of his stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin, selected by The Guardian and The Evening Standard as one of their ‘Best Comedy Shows’ at the Edinburgh Festival, TROUBLEMAKER is the must-see comedy show of 2021.

'Comedy legend' The Sun

'Hilarious' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'There aren't many better comedians to turn to' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'Get him out' Donald Trump

Courtyard Theatre
£20
Booking cut off time: Friday 1 October 7.30pm

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

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

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Sindhu Vee: Alphabet

A brand new show about the hair we want, the friends we have, and living the vast difference between virus and viral.

Expect 'outspoken, frank and funny stand-up' (Evening Standard) from this Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee.

As seen on BBC's Live at the Apollo, QI, Have I Got News for You and Netflix's Sex Education and heard on Radio 4's Things My Mother Never Told Me (...About Lockdown) and The Guilty Feminist podcast.

WHY? 'Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery' The List

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50

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Kris Drever

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter.

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

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

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

@KrisDrever
@nordenfarm

Kris Drever's Website

'The folk revival has a new standard bearer' Q

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

'Completely infectious' ★★★★★ BBC Music

'Utterly stunning' fRoots

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

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

'Kris Drever is a serious talent' Mojo

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Only Fools And Boycie

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 13 October 2021
Courtyard Theatre
£19

@BeingBoycie
@nordenfarm

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Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention has been entertaining music lovers for over half a century.

Fairport Convention has been entertaining music lovers for over half a century. During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes. But one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance.

This year’s Autumn Tour concert will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and newincluding their latest album ‘Shuffle & Go’ which was released in 2020.

Fairport Convention have won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted their ground-breaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'. Their story has been celebrated with television documentaries on BBC Four and Sky Arts.

The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Gerry Conway on percussion.

'Stuffing their set with a surprising amount of new material for a vintage act, Fairport are still clearly having fun and brought the house down.' The Guardian

'Fairport is an institution, a festival, purveyors of memories, and keepers of the folk flame. But most of all they are a brilliant live band.' Folk & Tumble

Courtyard Theatre
£28

@fairporttouring
@nordenfarm

Fairport Convention's website

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Catch of the Day

Ireland, 1966. An ordinary skipper sails into the sleepy town of Dingle with a very unusual catch… 

Chaos immediately ensues and a ridiculous series of events are put into motion, involving the head of the Irish government, a publican who happens to be an amateur marine biologist, a magical dolphin, the actual Queen of England, and a whole bunch of really confused nuns. 

An unbelievable true story, Catch of the Day is a riotous romp of a play, all set in a West of Ireland pub. Built from the testimonies of those who remember, this ‘side-splittingly funny’ (The Irish Post ★★★★★) and ‘utterly joyous’ (Within Her Words ★★★★★) mash-up of live music, comedy, and theatre, is the ‘ideal show for a night out with friends and family’ (London Theatre 1 ★★★★★).

Following an award-nominated run at Edinburgh Fringe (shortlisted for Best Musical), critically acclaimed, sell-out shows in London and Oxford, and fresh from its home-coming Irish tour, Catch of the Day visits Maidenhead for the first time.

Bring your mates and your mammy, grab a pint with the lads from Dingle, and get ready for one craic-ing night out. 

One fish can make a big splash. 

Presented by Red Fox Theatre. Award nominated theatre company, Red Fox Theatre was formed in 2018. They make children's theatre for grown-ups, unashamedly silly, experimental and a little bit educational.

Studio
£15 | £13 concessions
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Fri 15 Oct

@RedFoxTheatre
@nordenfarm

Red Fox Theatre's website

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The Amy Winehouse Experience AKA Lioness

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£19 (£17 conc)
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Saturday 16 October

@WeAreLioness
@nordenfarm

The Amy Winehouse Experience Website

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Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors (PG)

Nosferatu (1922) is arguably the film that gave birth to the horror genre.

Notable as the first cinematic interpretation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, its combination of expressionistic acting and unforgettable images render it just as powerful and unsettling today as when it first thrilled cinema goers nearly 100 years ago.

Chris Green’s new score was commissioned by English Heritage for a live outdoor screening of the film at Dracula’s spiritual home of Whitby Abbey. The music is a haunting blend of electronic and acoustic instruments performed live by the composer and, combined with FW Murnau’s iconic images, makes for a genuinely remarkable and unique cinematic experience.

Chris has worked in a variety of musical genres including folk, theatre and early music. He’s a regular musician at Shakespeare’s Globe and was also one of the musicians on BBC’s Poldark, appearing in series 1 and 2. He also writes and composes.

Studio
£15 | £13 conc


Click here to visit Chris's website

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Dom Joly

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

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

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

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

Thursday 21 October 2021
Courtyard Theatre
£18

@domjoly
@nordenfarm

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Sessions

By Ifeyinwa Frederick. A Paines Plough and Soho Theatre Production.

“30 just matters, init. Like there’s no doubt you’re a proper adult then. Like 25 to 29 is just training but 30, it’s real.”

Tunde’s 30th birthday is fast approaching. So, he’s just started therapy because he hasn’t been able to get to the gym for weeks and a recent one-night stand ended in tears – his.

Interrogating the challenge of opening up and accepting our own vulnerabilities, SESSIONS by Ifeyinwa Frederick is a raw, funny, bittersweet deep-dive into the complexities of masculinity, depression and therapy.

Studio
£15 | £13 conc
Booking cut off time: 7pm on Fri 22 Oct

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Oye Santana

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

More a party than a concert, this is a feast of Latin music, superb musicianship and hit songs, faithfully re-creating the music of Santana. They bring a powerful and melodic drive to Santana’s Latin rock style, which they play with power, passion and perfection ensuring a fantastic high energy, engaging and fun event.

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

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | Livestream £18
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Saturday 23 October

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A Year in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

Starting with January and February we'll explore colour palettes for each two months of the year ending on a festive note for November and December. You will be encouraged to bring your own reference materials and objects.

Please bring your own pastels and equipment as indicated on the information sheet.

Tues 26 Oct - Tues 30 Nov
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course.
Booking cut off time: 9am on Tues 26 Oct

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The Little Prince

Brand new show from Luca Silvestrini's Protein.

The classic tale reimagined on stage for children and their grown-ups.

Welcome to the incredible story of The Little Prince, retold by a pilot stranded in the desert. Find out how the Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups!

Once on planet Earth, the Little Prince is welcomed by a mysterious snake and a wise fox before encountering the lone pilot. Together they discover the beauty of friendship and the complexity of love. Based on the world-famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince brings Protein's award-winning mix of dance, humour and spoken word.

Suitable for everyone young and old.

WHY? 'Luca Silvestrini is the sharpest of comic choreographers' The Guardian

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

Run time 60 minutes.

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Loyiso Gola: Pop Culture

Fresh off the release of his hour long Netflix Stand-Up Special 'Unlearning', Loyiso Gola takes us on a hilarious journey exploring the differing impact of pop culture moments around the world.

As seen on: Netflix, Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, QI and Late Night News with Loyiso Gola.

'Behind his playful bewildered style is a brilliant comic brain' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'An engaging hour of silly and serious material' The List

Age guidance 15+ years.

Studio
£15

Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide.

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Hundred Watt Club - A Halloween Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville

Hundred Watt Club invite you to peek inside their cabinet of curiosities and celebrate Halloween with an evening of bizarre burlesque, queer cabaret and sublime circus entertainment.

Hosted by our lewd and loveable strumpet Aunty Mae, with spine-tingling striptease from showgirl Velvet Jones and gravity defying circus stunts from Jamie Double. Meet burlesque clown Giddy Heights and her puppies, and dare to step into the madcap world of Griffin and Jones...You'll never be the same after a glimpse into this topsy turvy world!

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'! Glamorous, vintage attire is encouraged (we love it when you dress up!) but not enforced; wear what you're comfy in.

Age guidance 18+ years.

'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.' FringeReview.co.uk

'Righteous, radical...an absolute riot!' Mardigras Mag

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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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
£14.50

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

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

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

Geoff Norcott's Website

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Sara Barron – Enemies Closer

The smash hit Fringe stand-up show from acclaimed comedian and star of Live At The Apollo (BBC), Sara Barron, tours the UK for the first time!

A powerhouse live act and fast rising star, Sara’s previous shows have sold out to major critical and audience acclaim. Blisteringly funny and no-holds-barred, Sara examines kindness, meanness, ex-boyfriends, current husbands, all four of her remaining friends, and two of her twelve enemies.

As seen on BBC1's Would I Lie to You?, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats and BBC2's Frankie Boyle’s New World Order. Do not miss Sara’s first UK tour!

‘Deliciously dark, brutally honest and unapologetically filthy…a master-class.’ ★★★★★ Herald

'Explosive energy and beautifully crafted, no-nonsense stand-up…a masterful performance. Highly recommended' ★★★★ Sunday Times

'A wickedly funny show' ★★★★ Scotsman

'Barron is a force to be reckoned with...a must-see show’ ★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag

'She has a rock star presence…never less than compelling…a standout show’ ★★★★★ Fest

'It's eloquent, sharply written and delivered with distinction…a masterclass in charisma' ★★★★ The List

★★★★★ Funny Women

Studio
£14
Booking cut off time: 7pm on Fri 12 Nov

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Five Star Swing at Christmas

Swing ‘n’ sing-along into Christmas with the unique Five Star Swing Band show.

As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and BBC Children in Need.

Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic swing band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells! As seen at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball and Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother), plus Tony Bennett’s trombonist!

'A celebration of classic Swing!' The Telegraph

'Superb - they swing like crazy! Sheila Tracy, BBC

Courtyard Theatre
£16
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before each event

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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 shows they are joined by vocalist Tony Martin, best known for his decade spent fronting Black Sabbath, 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

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Ahir Shah: Live

Featuring his signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and sweet gags, Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah returns to stand-up with a new show about significance, insignificance, and scurvy.

Ahir’s last show, Dots, was recorded as a special for HBO Max (albeit after a 14 month delay brought about by events you may recall). That show was about uncertainty. Ideally, this tour will end in a way that is less on the nose.

As seen on Mock The Week, Live At the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, and The Mash Report.

‘Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny... a blazing talent firing on all cylinders’★★★★★ Telegraph

‘Tremendously thoughtful, woundedly candid and self-laceratingly funny’ ★★★★ Scotsman

'It’s a highly personal howl in the dark from this sharpest of operators. Impassioned, probing and unexpectedly moving.' ★★★★ Mail on Sunday

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | £12 concessions

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The Alter Eagles

The Alter Eagles are delighted to bring their two hour-plus tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time back to Norden Farm for the fourth year in a row.

Since they started in 2004, the six piece have built a reputation as one of the most faithful tributes around, ensuring that the audience enjoys a loving note-for-note recreation of songs like Hotel California, Lyin' Eyes, New Kid in Town, Take it Easy, Tequila Sunrise, Take it to the Limit and Life in the Fast Lane - as well as more recent Eagles' classics like How Long, Busy Being Fabulous and Long Road Out of Eden. There's even time for key Don Henley and Joe Walsh solo numbers like Dirty Laundry and the classic Rocky Mountain Way.

WHY? Expect rocking twin lead guitar breaks, sumptuous four part country harmonies and an attention to detail that's second to none

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Saturday 27 November


Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

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Kipper's Snowy Day

Christmas 2021 at Norden Farm!

Based on the award winning children's books about Kipper the Dog by Mick Inkpen.

It's snowing! And Kipper is very excited...
Kipper, Tiger, Pig and Arnold go on an adventure in the snow - but can they find their way home?

Join this magical world of puppets and mischief, filled with original songs and music. This warm-hearted Christmas show is perfect for children and their families.

‘A classic children’s tale… perfectly expresses the excitement of Christmas Eve and playing in the snow… superb’ ★★★★ The Stage

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Created by Slot Machine, the company that brought the hit Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Miki to Norden Farm.

‘An ideal show for young children – and a great way to introduce them to live theatre’ Families Magazine


Relaxed Performances:
Performances on Sat 4 Dec at 11am and Wed 29 Dec at 11am are Relaxed - Ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

Pre-show 'Touch Tours' for children with autism and blind and partially sighted children can be arranged. Please contact Box Office for more details.


Ticket Information:
£14.50 | £12.50 under 16s
£50 Family & Friends (4 people)
£46 Early Bird offer! Family & Friends ticket if booked before Tuesday 31 August

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The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Quiz

Returning with a brand new show. The hilarious, award-winning drinks experts host history’s greatest ever pub quiz packed with loads of funny, fascinating facts and five free discerning drinks for every audience member.

You’ll learn a lot and you’ll laugh a lot as answers to life’s most important and unusual questions appear at the bottom of your glass.

'Terrific show. The best value for money in town' ★★★★ Scotsman

‘An erudite, liquor-loving duo’ Metro

‘Pioneers of alcohol-based comedy’ Sunday Times

‘An intoxicating success… as interesting as it is hilarious’ ★★★★ Sunday Express

‘Great fun, informative, and at times completely mental’ Edinburgh Evening News

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Stephen K Amos: Before and Laughter

In 2010 the world was in a sorry state. Fast forward ten years and everything’s still going downhill.

Stephen has had his own share of highs and lows too. And when the world gives him lemons, he adds gin, tonic, ice and a healthy dose of humour. Forget the divisions and discord and immerse yourself in an hour of bridge building laughter to welcome the new decade.

As seen on BBC2's QI and Pilgrimage, ABC TV's The Project and BBC1's Live at the Apollo.

WHY? ‘Truly top class comedian’ EdFest

'Unashamed feel-good entertainment' The Evening Standard

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | £16 conc

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Gold

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

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£19

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

@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's Website

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Elvis – One Night Only at Christmas

A live tribute to Elvis Presley.

Elvis One Night Only is more than your average tribute show.

August 1977, Elvis is dead. But the king isn’t done... A celebration of the songs that defined the rock n roll generation.

Featuring our all live band and presented by Darryl Clark, featuring songs such as Suspicious Minds, Burning Love, An American trilogy and many more, you'll be in for a great night of rock n roll. All culminating in a medley of your favourite Elvis classics.
Long live the king.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Elvis One Night Only's Website

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Daliso Chaponda: Apocalypse Not Now

Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and star of BBC Radio 4’s Citizen of Nowhere Daliso Chaponda is finally back out of the house and on a stage with a new show of the slickest, sharpest look at life.

It’s fair to say that neither 2020 nor 2021 have been going to plan for Daliso… but he’s been performing online daily to millions of viewers, and this is your first chance to see what this master of satire has been cooking up!

Age guidance 14+ years.

WHY? 'Full of sharp one-liners and well crafted gags...a real talent to look out for' ★★★★ Metro

'He is hot property' Evening Standard

'An expert entertainer. Gets laughs from topics other comedians shun' The Guardian

'An intelligent, skilfully whittled show' The List

Courtyard Theatre
£15
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before each event

@dalisochaponda
@nordenfarm

Daliso Chaponda's Website

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

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

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Pop Up Bowie

Paul Anthony has amazed and entertained audiences throughout the nation. Accompanied by a full band, he will perform two hours of Bowie’s biggest hits taking the audience on a musical journey.

Experience the magic of Bowie’s music live with thrilling artistry, a theatrical performance that honours the revolutionary icon himself in the most respectful of ways.

WHY? Voted the UK’s No.1 David Bowie Tribute Act at the National Tribute Awards 2016

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event - so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£16
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Thursday 1 July

Pop Up Bowie's Website

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

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

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The Sharon Shannon Quartet

Sharon Shannon is a musician who likes to surprise. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians.

The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home country. Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Reggae, Classical and Rap.

The genre-defying star has achieved multi-platinum album sales and has had several number chart topping albums, singles and DVDs in her home country. In 2015, she received an IBAM Award in Chicago for her ‘unique contribution to Irish Music’ Other recipients were Darina Allen and actor Liam Neeson.

Sharon's latest studio album, The Reckoning, will be released on 27 November this year. This album was composed, written and recorded in its entirety during lockdown, featuring over a dozen remote collaborations from locations across the globe. All the tracks on the album are newly composed original tunes and songs which are co-written by Sharon and band members and various guest collaborators.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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A Band Called Malice– The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Shaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90s!

Ah, the 90s! The decade that Shaparak was in her twenties and 'ladette' culture ruled the school.

The decade when there was nothing to be done but party, and Shaparak found herself flying about London with hope in her heart, a tenner in her pocket and spare knickers in her handbag. She matched the boys pint-for-pint and frequently woke up in parts of London she'd never heard of. With hindsight though, the way people behaved back then looks like the ultimate in self harm. In those days, 'mindfulness' was making sure you had enough money for the night bus and 'self care' was putting your flat shoes in a handbag. This is a show about how we 90s kids are looking to young people to learn how to take care of ourselves.

Age guidance 14+ years.

'She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency' Guardian

'Has the crowd in the palm of her hand’ The List

'Makes live comedy thrilling' Evening Standard

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Alfie Moore - Fair Cop Unleashed

Join BBC Radio 4’s cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore for his latest stand-up tour show.

Fair Cop Unleashed is based on a dramatic real-life incident from Alfie's police casebook. Relive with him the thrilling ups and downs of the night a mysterious clown came to town and more than one life ended up in the balance. It was no laughing matter – but this show certainly is! Enjoy Alfie’s unique brand of humour hilariously woven together with his personal insights into his life on the front-line of the police force.

It’d be a crime to miss it!

'Offbeat, revealing and very funny' ★★★★ Daily Mail

'Lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of police gallows humour' ★★★★ Telegraph

'Brilliantly funny…. genuinely hilarious' David Mitchell

Courtyard Theatre
£17 | £15 conc

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Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth & I

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Tom Houghton - Honour Tour

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

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

Now the total fringe sell-out, star of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle and critically-acclaimed star of BBC and Channel 4 and First Dates, Tom is the ultra-privilaged master of making the seemingly unrelatable, relatable. Come and witness a rare look behind the curtain of a world known by so few. Inhabited by larger than life characters, hilarious mis-adventures and discover that true honour often lies where you’d least expect.

Age guidance 14+ years.

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

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

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

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

‘A crafty idiot’ ★★★★ The Daily Mail

‘Now that’s class’ ★★★★ Fringe Guru

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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

Courtyard Theatre
£19.50

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Danni Nicholls

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

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

Her third studio album The Melted Morning was released 2019.

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

'A polished dark gem' Americana-UK

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

Studio
£12.50

@DanniNicholls
@nordenfarm

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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!

Saturday 19 November 2022
Courtyard Theatre
£18

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