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Karen Carter: Making a Mark

Tuesday 13 June – Sunday 2 July

An exhibition of work from a group of Berkshire artists exploring the physical properties and mark-making qualities of the materials they use. They work in a variety of media and subject matter resulting in a diverse and vibrant collection of images. Collectively they encompass printmaking, painting and drawing, from moody monochrome charcoals to bright and bold acrylics.

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Friday Night Flamenco

Led by Leticia Iglesias.

Start the weekend with the rhythm and passion of Flamenco! Step into the atmosphere of Andalusia – its movements and music. Start by learning the basic steps and progress through the courses, in a relaxed and fun environment!


Summer
9 June 8pm-9.30pm
16 June 8pm-9.30pm
23 June 8pm-9pm
14 July 8pm-9pm
21 July 8pm-9pm

£42 per term
For 18+ years.

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Alexandra Ridout (trumpet, flugel) and Sean Payne (saxes)

Jazz at the Farm present two winners of the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award.

Alexandra Ridout was crowned the winner of the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016 at the age of 17. Sean Payne is London based saxophonist and composer who won the award in in 2014. They are supported by an acclaimed rhythm section headed by drummer Clarke Tracey, with Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? Fresh, new programmes from two recently awarded talents on the Jazz scene

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Alexandra Ridout's website

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Align & Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

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

Spring
Sat 7 Jan – 29 Apr (exc 28 Jan and 15 Apr)
10am – 11.15am

Summer
Sat 6 May – 5 Aug (exc 17 Jun)
10am – 11.15am


£9 per class or £96 for 12 week course


Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.
For 18+ years.

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Fit Steps

Led by Julie Antonsen.

An energetic, upbeat dance workout mixing the graceful steps of Ballroom and the up-tempo steps of Latin dances. Transform your body and have fun dancing to music that will get your heart pumping!

Sat 6 May – 17 Jun (exc 3 Jun)
Sat 24 Jun – 5 Aug (exc 15 Jul)
10.15am – 11am

29 Jul 11:30am - 12:30pm

£5 per class

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NT Live: Salome

Live screening (Thursday).

An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

WHY? This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution

£15

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The Vinyl Frontier - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

50th Birthday – ON June 1st 1967 Sgt Pepper was released and changed popular music. Come and relive the magi of the summer of love and bring the patchouli oil.

WHY? Hear a classic album as it was intended – in full and on vinyl

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Vinyl Frontier website

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Gimme ABBA - On and On and On

Relive the golden ABBA era with this superb show.

Expect all the popular songs known and loved by millions, along with some additional tunes to please the most ardent fan. The many costume changes, choreographed dance routines and four-part vocal harmonies come together to re-create that original ABBA party feel!

WHY? A jam-packed spectacular performance including even more songs and theatrical elements

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Gimme ABBA's website
@nordenfarm

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 (12A)

Dir: James Gunn 2017

The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and expect to see some fan-favourite characters from the classic comics as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

WHY? Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Kurt Russell

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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

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

£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Line Dancing Beginners - Summer

Led by Julie Antonsen.

Line Dancing is a mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing. We use a variety of music to accompany these styles such as Shania Twain and Keith Urban (country) to Rebecca Ferguson and Megan Trainer (pop) with everything in between. No partner necessary. Ticket holders for either class are welcome to stay/warm-up in either class, space permitting.

Sun 4 Jun – 9 Jul (exc 18 Jun) and 16 Jul – 20 Aug
Beginners 6.15pm – 7.15pm
£7 per class or £42 for 6 week course

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Line Dancing Improvers - Summer

led y Julie Antonsen.

Line Dancing is a mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing. We use a variety of music to accompany these styles such as Shania Twain and Keith Urban (country) to Rebecca Ferguson and Megan Trainer (pop) with everything in between. No partner necessary. Ticket holders for either class are welcome to stay/warm-up in either class, space permitting.

Sun 4 Jun – 9 Jul (exc 18 Jun) and 16 Jul – 20 Aug
Intermediate 7.30pm – 8.30pm
£7 per class or £42 for 6 week course

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Martin Simpson

Martin is known as a singer and guitarist of formidable talent, often named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world.

Martin is equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions. His solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game.

WHY? Nominated an astonishing 31 times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Studio
£16.50

Martin's website
@msimpsonian
@nordenfarm

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Mindhorn (15)

Dir: Sean Foley 2016

When MI5 Special Operative Bruce Mindhorn was captured in the late 1980s, his eye was replaced by an optical lie detector. This meant he could literally ‘see the truth’. He escaped and fled to the Isle of Man. Today, he has become the best plain-clothes detective the island has ever seen.

WHY? ‘Wildly silly and raucous’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Yoga & Meditation

Led by Julie Potter.

Enjoy a short yoga and relaxation session. We will look at some gentle yoga spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, some simple, basic yogic breathing practises and some guided meditations to take us to a state of relaxed wellbeing. Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Mon 8 May - 31 Jul
11.45am – 12.45pm
£7 per session

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Their Finest (12A)

Dir: Lone Scherfig 2016

1940, London. Catrin (Gemma Arterton) is an untried screenwriter. Partnered alongside fellow writer Buckley (Sam Claflin) and eccentric actor Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), the trio set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.

WHY? ‘Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy shine’ ★★★★ Time Out

Click here to read the review in full.

£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.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Wednesday 21 June at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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By the Sea

Led by Jo Hall

Take inspiration from the works of Monet, Raoul Dufy, John Piper and Kurt Jackson to explore the excitement of the sea. Produce colourful evocations of the sea and coastal scenery in soft pastel on a variety of papers. Please supply your own materials. Some papers will be available at cost.

Tues 6 Jun – 4 Jul
£82 for 5 week course or £18 per class

  •  27 Jun SOLD OUT
  •   4 Jul SOLD OUT
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Body Control Pilates - Beginners

Led by Gillian Burn.

Give yourself a moment to relax, unwind and stretch out your body. Pilates will help to strengthen and tone your muscles, improve your posture, balance and flexibility and help you have a longer, leaner and stronger body.

Spring
Tues 28 Feb - 28 Mar
1.30pm - 2.30pm

Summer
Tues 18 Apr – 16 May
Tues 23 May - 27 Jun (exc 30 May)
Tues 4 Jul – 8 Aug (exc 25 Jul)

1.30pm - 2.30pm
£50 per 5 week course
Suitable for 18+ years

'Body Control Pilates' is a Registered Trade Mark used on licence.

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Loud and Proud

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Fun, interactive drama classes for pre-school children designed to encourage confidence. With imaginative play, group interaction, performance skills and personal development.

Tuesdays (exc 30 May)
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£5 (£4 siblings)

9 May - Loud and Proud
16 May - How to Own the Stage
23 May - Puppets in Play
6 Jun - Animal Characters
13 Jun - Your Great Toy Adventure
20 Jun - Silly Walks
27 Jun - Fairytales alive!
4 Jul - Put on a Play for Mum and Dad
11 Jul - Dressing Up is Fun
18 Jul - Face Paint for the Stage

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Geeta Rai

An energetic modern Indian dance style. These classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for ages 6+ years.

From Tues 25 Apr
4.30pm – 5.30pm
£67 per term

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Digi Den II

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience.

From Tues 25 Apr

School Year 7 – 13
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton.

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of current music. This is contemporary dance smashed up and easy to learn!

All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for 9+ years

From Tues 25 Apr
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per term

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

An opportunity for all those who enjoy singing a toe-tapping repertoire, from Bach to the Beatles and Gershwin to Gospel. No audition or sight-reading required.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Tues 10 Jan - 21 Mar (exc 14 Feb) | 7pm - 8.15pm

Summer
Tues 2 May – 4 Jul (exc 30 May)

7pm – 8.15pm
£75 per 10 week course

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Swing Crazy (June-July): 1930s-Style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon.

Learn to Lindy Hop with a couple who have danced, performed and taught together since meeting on the dance floor in 1996. Lindy Hop is the great partner swing dance from New York's Savoy Ballroom. From exuberant and light-hearted to laid back and smooth, Lindy Hop is an expressive dance that puts a smile on every face. Join us for some beginner classes and you will soon be dancing to some of the greatest music ever.

No previous experience needed - come ready to have bags of fun. Bring a partner or come alone - it's up to you.

Tues 16 May – 19 Sept (exc 30 May, 1, 8, 29 Aug)
7.30pm – 8.40pm
£7 per class or £30 for block of 5

Offers applied in basket

You should wear comfortable clothes that leave you arms free and do not restrict movement. Layers are a good idea as you will be exercising indoors. Your shoes should be comfortable, flexible and secure. Smooth soles are highly recommended so that you can easily turn on the ball of the foot. Heavy shoes, raised soles or high heels are very much to be avoided.

Click here to visit the Swing Crazy Website

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Drama Classes for Adults

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

A handpicked selection of bespoke theatre workshops for keen amateur actors, students and semi-professionals. All sessions are practical in nature and encourage meeting new like-minded friends and potential colleagues.

Tues 9 May – 18 Jul (exc 30 May)
8.30pm – 10pm
£8 per class or £72 for 10 week course

27 Jun - Greek and Roman Theatre and The Chorus
4 Jul - Shakespearean Verse in Action
11 Jul - The Great Theatre Quiz
18 Jul - Acting for Camera

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Jive Cats (June-July): 1950s-Style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon.

Often wished that you could get up and jive in a 1950s-style when you hear that music? Well now you can learn with a couple who have performed and taught together since 1996.

Great fun, excellent for body and mind, our beginner classes can get you on the floor dancing authentic free-style jive to classic Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll.

No previous dance experience – no problem. Bring a partner or come alone. Discover the great social jive scene in the area where you can use you moves, hear live music and practice with new friends.

Tues 16 May – 19 Sept (exc 30 May, 1, 8, 29 Aug)
8.45pm - 10.15pm
£8 per class or £35 for block of 5

Offers applied in basket

You should wear comfortable clothes that leave you arms free and do not restrict movement. Layers are a good idea as you will be exercising indoors. Your shoes should be comfortable, flexible and secure. Smooth soles are highly recommended so that you can easily turn on the ball of the foot. Heavy shoes, raised soles or high heels are very much to be avoided.

Click here to visit the Jive Cats Website

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing! Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Wednesdays (exc 31 May)
10am – 11am
£5 (£4 siblings)

Please book one (or more) free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a baby under 6 months.

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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

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

£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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

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

£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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

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

£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Fun and friendly lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring

Absolute Beginners
22 Mar - 3 May (excl 5 & 12 Apr)
7pm - 8pm


Summer

Absolute Beginners
Wed 10 May – 14 Jun (exc 31 May), 21 Jun – 19 Jul and 26 Jul – 23 August
7pm – 8pm


£36 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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ROH Live: Otello

Live screening (Wednesday).

A new production by Olivier Award winning director Keith Warner. Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello, Soprano Maria Agresta is his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago.

WHY? Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder

£15

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Acoustic Guitar - 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.

These are fun and friendly lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years' experience.

Spring
22 Mar - 3 May (exc 5 and 12 April)
8.15pm - 9.15pm

23 Mar - 4 May (exclu 6 & 13 Apr)
7pm – 8pm

Summer
Wed 10 May – 14 Jun (exc 31 May), 21 Jun – 19 Jul and 26 Jul – 23 August
8.15pm – 9.15pm

Thur 11 May – 15 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 22 Jun – 20 Jul and 27 Jul – 24 Aug
7pm – 8pm

£36 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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Zumba

Led by Annet Bowler

Party yourself into shape with the Zumba® programme.

An exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latin inspired, calorie burning dance fitness party™. Dance to various Latin rhythms including salsa, reggeaton, merengue, cumbia, bellydance and more.

Summer
Thur 4 May - 24 Aug (excl 10, 17 Aug) | 10am - 11am
Sun 7 May - 27 Aug (excl 13, 20 Aug) | 11.15am – 12.15pm

£6 per class

For 18+ years.

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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

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

£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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

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

£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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London Mozart Trio

The London Mozart Trio have gained a reputation as one of the leading chamber music ensembles through recordings, broadcasts on Radio 3 and recitals at major concert halls in London and continental Europe.

Haydn Trio in C Hoboken XV:27
Rachmaninov Trio Elegiaque in G minor
Dvorak Trio in F minor

WHY? Featuring Krzysztof Smietana (violin), Lionel Handy (cello) and Colin Stone (piano)

Courtyard Theatre
£14, Supporters £12

London Mozart Trio's website

@nordenfarm

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Matt Forde and James Loveridge

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Matt Ford is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists. He has appeared on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You, Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats and BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News.

James Loveridge is one of the most exciting young talents in recent years. He is an entertaining storyteller with a cheeky and charming personality that can warm any room.

WHY? Matt is a familiar face on TV and radio, while James has already had a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@mattforde
Matt Forde's website

@JLoveRage
James Loveridge's website

@nordenfarm

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Play guitar but stuck in a rut? Want to play an entire song and impress your friends? Then this is course for you. Rediscover your 6 string and why you took it up originally. Learn some classic songs and reignite your guitar skills.

Spring
Thur 23 Mar - 4 May (exc 6 and 13 April)
8.15pm - 9.15pm

Summer
Thur 11 May – 15 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 22 Jun – 20 Jul and 27 Jul – 24 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm

£36 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Whether you are a complete beginner or have been practising yoga for many years these Friday morning classes will provide you with a wonderful all round yoga
practice that will revitalise and rejuvenate you and your body for the rest of the week.
Taught by an experienced teacher, Julie has been practising yoga since 1993 and qualified as a British Wheel teacher in 2004. Please bring your own mat.

Spring
Fri 24 Feb - 31 March | £42 per 6 week course

Summer
Fri 21 Apr – 26 May, 9 Jun – 14 Jul and 21 Jul – 8 Sept (exc 11 Aug, 1 Sept)

Intermediate 9.30am -10.45am
Beginners 11am - 12.15pm

£10 per session (Beginners only)
£42 per 6 week course

For 18+ years.

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Little Wrigglers

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

Fridays (exc 2 Jun)
10am – 10.45am
£6 (£4.50 additional children) | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

£28 materials fee (approx.) to tutor (for first 5 weeks).

Spring
24 Feb - 24 Mar
10am – 12pm

Summer
Fri 28 Apr - 26 May
Fri 9 Jun - 7 Jul
10am - 12pm


£84 per 5 week course
For 18+ years.

SOLD OUT
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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

£28 materials fee (approx.) to tutor (for first 5 weeks).

Spring
24 Feb - 24 Mar
12.15pm - 2.15pm

Summer
Fri 28 Apr - 26 May
Fri 9 Jun - 7 Jul
12.15pm - 2.15pm


£84 per 5 week course
For 18+ years.

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (12A)

Dir: Guy Ritchie 2017

Young Arthur is robbed of his birthright by his uncle and grows up with no idea of who he is. But when he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true destiny. Starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law.

WHY? An epic fantasy action adventure from acclaimed filmmaker Guy Richie

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Black is the Color of My Voice

Written and performed by Apphia Campbell. Directed by Arran Hawkins and Nate Jacobs.

Presented by Seabright Productions.

Direct from sell-out performances in Shanghai, New York and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Apphia Campbell embarks on her debut UK tour.

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

‘Campbell may wear Simone's trademark head wrap but her performance goes beyond impersonation’ ★★★★ The Times

‘Apphia Campbell is nothing short of sensational… she will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song’
★★★★ Ed Festival Magazine

‘Campbell transfixed, she charmed, she entertained and ultimately moved a packed theatre with her touching portrayal of the jazz musician’ Smart Shanghai

Age guidance: 12+ years.

WHY? ‘Her performance goes beyond impersonation’ ★★★★ The Times

£14

Apphia Campbell's website
@apphiacampbell

Seabright Production's website
@seabrightprods

@nordenfarm

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Combed from the Beach

Led by Jo Hall.

Draw natural and manmade objects found on the beach exploring their form and the rhythm of their patterns. Reference objects and photographs will be supplied or bring your own handful of objects. Please bring your own materials. Some papers will be available at cost.

Sat 1 Jul
10am – 3pm
£38 per session

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Mindfulness for Children

Led by Lynne Wilkes.

Helping to improve concentration and learning. The course teaches skills for coping with stress and anxiety. It helps children to feel happier and more fulfilled as they make their way in life.

Bring a cushion and blanket.

Age guidance 5+ years.

Summer
Sat 10 Jun, 1, 8 Jul
Sat 15, 22, 29 Jul, 5 Aug
11.45am – 12.45pm
£10 per session or £36 for 4 sessions

Please note that the Sat 24 Jun session is no longer going ahead

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The Studio Session

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

If you would like to perform at this Summer's event, please email: jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

WHY? This is a hugely popular event so register your interest early if you would like to perform!

Studio
£8

Abi Powell
Abi will be playing original material and covers from Robbie Williams and Neon-Tree.

Alfie Griffin
With influences including Jack White, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, Alfie performs original music with an alternative indie edge.

Anne-Marie Gilliet
French singer/songwriter Anne-Marie will be performing her own material Another Day, Human Jungle and Au Bord. Join her for music with a sublime blues feel.

Carrie Jane
Carrie is currently studying at The British and Irish Modern Music Institute which has produced George Ezra and Tom Odell. Join her for original folk and country music.

Livvy Beer
Singer/songwriter Livvy Beer will be performing a mixture of well-known pop music and original material.

Vinnie
Vinnie McCann lives in White Waltham. Vinnie has been playing for 2 years and will be performing a mix of original and cover tracks.

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Miss Sloane (15)

Dir: John Madden 2016

Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known for her cunning and track record for success, she does whatever is required to win. But when Elizabeth takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.

WHY? A tense political thriller starring Jessica Chastain and Mark Strong

'Jessica Chastain dominates as a Washington power player' The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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A United Kingdom (12A)

Dir: Amma Asante 2016 | 111 mins

1948. Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland, marries London office worker Ruth Williams. Defying family, apartheid and empire - can their love triumph over every obstacle flung in their path?

WHY? An inspiring true story starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

'It’s the wholly believable and tangible bond between Oyelowo’s Seretse and Pike’s Ruth that delivers the real emotional punch' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

This is one of this season's films you wish you hadn't missed that deserve to be seen on the big screen! Tickets £7.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Thursday 20 July at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

Movie Monday's Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Mon 8 May – 19 Jun (exc 29 May) and 3 Jul – 7 Aug
1pm – 2pm (Improvers)
£7 per class

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Mon 8 May – 19 Jun (exc 29 May) and 3 Jul – 7 Aug
2.15pm – 3.15pm (Beginners)
£7 per class

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Floristry Night School - Make Your Own Wedding Flowers

Led by Louise Temple.

Find out how to make a beautiful bridal or bridesmaid bouquet for you or a friend's big day. Spend an evening arranging pretty seasonal flowers with a stunning bunch to take home at the end of the night!

7pm – 9pm
£50 plus £5 materials fee

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NT Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

An encore screening from The Harold Pinter Theatre.

James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed production of Edward Albee's landmark play. Starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

WHY? ‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best.’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

£15

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Book Club

Price includes a drink from the bar.

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

Summer
Wed 3 May, 7 Jun, 5 Jul and 2 Aug

Wed 3 May - The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
Wed 7 June - The Widow by Fiona Barton
Wed 5 July - Longbourn by Jo Baker
Wed 2 Aug - Beneath a Scarlet sky by Mark Sullivan

7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

For 18+ years.

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Kathy Lette's Girls' Night Out

'Women are each other’s human wonder bras – uplifting, supportive and making each other look bigger and better.'

So says Kathy Lette, funny, feminist author, who invites you to her new show, Girls’ Night Out.

It’s a psychological strip tease taking us from Puberty Blues to Menopause Blues, with tales of love, lust, men, marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, mastitis, sexist bosses, teenage-daughter-wrangling, ageing, toy boys, making the Queen laugh, hiding Julian Assange in her attic and Close Encounters of the George Clooney Kind, en route.

So, grab your girlfriends and come along. Wit, warmth and full frontal frankness, guaranteed. (Men, attend at your own risqué!)

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SocialArts Exhibition

Thursday 6 July – Sunday 16 July

An exhibition showcasing the work of SocialArts, a Norden Farm project designed to promote the creativity of older people in a sociable environment. Led by Amelia Pimlott (The Ding Foundation) together with visiting artists, the group has engaged in a host of activities from animation to print making.

Supported by the Rothschild Foundation.

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Richard Herring and Flo & Joan

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Richard Herring previews his brand new Edinburgh show - Oh Frig, I’m 50! He makes a triumphant return to this year’s festival celebrating the 30th anniversary of his first Fringe

Flo & Joan are aToronto-based musical comedy duo. Their 2016 Edinburgh show was announced as one of the Top 10 shows at the Fringe in the Amused Moose Comedy Awards.

WHY? Flo & Joan have played to sold-out audiences across North America and Richard returns to Norden Farm having had numerous sell out shows

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@Herring1967
Richard Herring's website

@FloandJoan

@nordenfarm

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Acrylics: Loose & Lively Flowers

Led by Karen Carter.

Capture the freshness and vibrancy of summer flowers in a variety of acrylic techniques including loose fluid methods and more painterly impressionistic approaches. Look at colour, shape and line in our work to produce interesting and lively pictures. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable. Bring own materials.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus materials cost to tutor where indicated. Suitable for all levels of experience, unless otherwise stated.

Fri 7 Jul 10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

  •   7 Jul SOLD OUT
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Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

Digi Den – the digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. So take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have a go and have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience.

From Fri 28 Apr
4.30pm – 6pm
School Year 7 – 13
£40 per 5 week term or £9 per session

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson

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

Materials are provided by Janet and paid to her by weight of what you make, therefore the more bangles the more it will cost. As a guide a ring would be between £2 - £5 depending on the thickness of metal.

Spring
Sat 11 Mar and 29 Apr
10am – 4pm

Summer
Sat 20 May, 17 Jun and 8 Jul

£50 per session plus materials fee.
Suitable for all levels of experience.
Suitable for 18+ years.

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Stralitzia Ink Painting

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Work through a series of stages to create some beautiful Stralitzia studies. A day full of tips and hints about painting with acrylic and water based coloured inks.

Sat 8 Jul
10am - 3pm
£36 plus £3 materials fee

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Glyndebourne: Hamlet

Encore screening.

The world premiere of Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical new opera. His music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale.

WHY? Featuring British tenor and Glyndebourne favourite Allan Clayton as Hamlet

'Dean’s music offers great brilliance' ★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the review in full.

£15

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Kast Off Kinks

Former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name.

This great line up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), John Dalton (bassvocals, Kinks 60s & 70s), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80s and 90s and still with Ray Davies) with Dave Clarke (guitarvocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding & Tim Rose).

Expect all the hits including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, and many more for a great night out. Not to be missed!

WHY? Expect all the hits including You Really Got Me, Sunny Afternoon, Lola and Waterloo Sunset

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Kast Off Kinks website

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Relaxed drop in sessions (advance booking recommended).

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

Mindful Attitudes

Tues 11 Jul

Paying Attention

Tues 8 Aug

Beginner's Mind

Tues 12 Sept

Mindfulness for Anxiety

Tues 10 Oct

Mindfulness for Depression

Tues 14 Nov

Christmas Peace

Tues 12 Dec

7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session
Suitable for 18+ years.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Presented by Maidenhead Drama Guild.

Set in the decadent world of Victorian London. A beautiful young man called Dorian Gray makes a Faustian pact. It gives him the capacity to explore every possible vice and desire while his moral decay is hidden away in his painted portrait that bears all the marks of his degeneration.

WHY? ‘The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it’

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

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David Baddiel - My Family: Not The Sitcom (Special Preview)

My Family: Not the Sitcom is a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf, and gay cats.

A massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late sex-mad mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Come and be offended on David’s behalf!

‘Baddiel launches himself into the Louis CK league of no-holds-barred comedy’ Metro

‘This is a rare production that boasts side-splitting laughs and also moves people to tears’ Evening Standard

‘Compelling to watch both for its unvarnished truth and complicated affection’ The Guardian

‘Hugely funny…If you’re going to disrespect the dead and the incapacitated, do it like this: truthfully, inventively and, finally, lovingly’ The Times

‘Universally joyful… I wish this show long life’ Chortle

‘Rare to see one that draws its subject as honestly, vividly and humorously as this’ The i

‘A show that bubbles with love and unexpected joie de vivre’ The Telegraph

‘An exceptional piece of comedy’ Den of the Geek

★★★★★ Metro | ★★★★★ Jewish Chronicle | ★★★★★ Heat | ★★★★★ Den of Geek |
★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ The Times | ★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ Sunday Times Culture | ★★★★ Evening Standard | ★★★★ The i | ★★★★ WhatsOnStage | ★★★★ Mail On Sunday, Event Magazine | ★★★★ City A.M. | ★★★★ The Arts Desk | ★★★★ London Theatre

£15

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Steve Bugeja and Alex Smith

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival Preview.

Steve Bugeja is an award winning comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central’s Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and his own sketch for BBC3 - 10 Things You Should Know as an Adult.

Alex Smith is known for his trademark mix of laser sharp stand-up observations and cleverly crafted comedy songs.

WHY? Both Steve and Alex have previously supported Russell Kane on national tours.

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@SteveBugeja
Steve Bugeja's website

@alexsmithcomic
Alex Smith's website

@nordenfarm

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Tunde Jegede

Tunde Jegede bridges African and European musical traditions.

He is an internationally renowned kora player, cellist and composer. His soul-stirring music blends traditional kora-playing with his own contemporary compositions. In this unique solo concert, Tunde brings his rich musical legacies to life, taking the listener on a journey to the heart of Malian griot culture.

WHY? With re-imagined cinematic imagery of ancient Africa, it is a meditative musical experience

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Tunde Jegede's website

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Align and Flow Yoga - Drop In Session

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

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

£9 per session.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.
For 18+ years.

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Mindfulness for Families

Led by Lynne Wilkes

Sun 8 Jan | 11am – 12pm | £15 Family and Friends (up to 4 people)

An introductory session for families. Take time to be with yourself and your family in a quiet place. Learn to be in the moment, quieten the mind and settle the body with different strategies and becoming aware of all your senses.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

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The Story of the MGM Musical

Award winning singer Robert Habermann tells the story and sings the songs from the magical MGM musicals.

The studio produced some of the greatest film musicals ever made including Singing in The Rain, An American in Paris, Kiss Me Kate and High Society.

WHY? Featuring over forty iconic songs from Over the Rainbow to The Trolley Song, and Show Business to Stranger in Paradise

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

@nordenfarm

Robert Habermann's website

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Frantz (12A)

Dir: François Ozon 2016 | 114 mins (French and German with English subtitles)

Anna is a young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed in the trenches. A French veteran mysteriously shows up at Frantz’s grave. While his presence is met with resistance by the small community, Anna finds herself growing closer to him.

WHY? ‘Sumptuous period war drama’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Movie Monday's Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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Milton Jones is Nearly Out There (work in progress)

Milton Jones is back on the road with another tour but unfortunately it isn’t quite ready yet.

Don’t panic though he’s a professional, it’s the guy with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4.

‘Absurdist one-line masterpieces’ The Times

‘He’s fast absurd and very funny’ Radio Times

‘The best one-liner merchant in british comedy’ Chortle

‘No-one can touch jones when he hits his stride’ The Guardian

An evening in the company of an idiot. Or is he? Yes he is. Only come if you like jokes though. If not you’ll be cross.

  •  18 Jul SOLD OUT
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Jim Moray

Singer and guitarist Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music.

His multi-award winning debut album changed the sound of folk song and his latest album Upcetera has been nominated for Best Album at the 2017 BBC Folk Awards. Expect Jim’s unmistakable soulful and yearning voice, singing old songs in a new way. He will be supported by Jackie Oates.

WHY? ★★★★★ fRoots | ★★★★★ R2 | ★★★★★ Mojo | ★★★★ The Observer


Studio
£15.50

Jim's website
@jimmoray
@nordenfarm

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Adam Hess and Jack Barry

An Avalon Edinburgh preview.

Adam Hess is known for his unique brand of comedy on Twitter. In 2013 one of his tweets was voted funniest of the year by The Telegraph.

Jack Barry has performed in the prestigious Comedy Zone at the Edinburgh Fringe. He has also performed as one half of sketch duo Twins.

WHY? Adam won the Chortle Student Comedy Award while Jack has supported James Acaster on tour

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@adamhess1
Adam Hess's website

@JBazzler

@nordenfarm

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Celebrating Schubert - Celebrity Recital by Joanna MacGregor (piano)

The first of four classical recitals that are taking place during our summer season.

Schubert 4 Impromptus, D.899
Liszt Nuages Gris: La Lugubre Gondola 1
Wager/Liszt Liebestod from Tristan une Isolde
Schubert Sonata in B flat, D.960

Joanna MacGregor’s epic programme opens with one of Schubert exquisite Impromptus and ends with his last and greatest Sonata. In between, there’s one of Liszt’s most celebrated transcriptions.

WHY? We welcome back international virtuoso Joanna MacGregor to launch the summer series of recitals featuring the music of Schubert and Liszt

Courtyard Theatre
£19 (£17 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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I, Daniel Blake (15)

Dir: Ken Loach 2016 | 100 mins

Daniel Blake is a joiner in his fifties. For the first time in his life he needs to depend on the welfare state. Katie is a single mother living in one room in a hostel. The pair find themselves caught in a no man's land of welfare bureaucracy.

WHY? ‘One of Loach’s finest films’ Variety Magazine

Click here to read the review in full.

This is one of this season's films you wish you hadn't missed that deserve to be seen on the big screen! Tickets £7.

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Limehouse Lizzy

Limehouse Lizzy keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide.

The band have added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore. They return with their most explosive show and critically acclaimed line up yet!

WHY? ‘If you're sceptical about tribute acts, you won't be after seeing Limehouse Lizzy’ Radio Times

Courtyard Theatre £16

@limehouselizzy
@nordenfarm

Limehouse Lizzy's website

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Laurie Holloway, his Trio and the Students of 2017

Presented by The Montgomery Holloway Music Trust.

After a week of intensive training at the Montgomery Holloway Music Trust Summer School, the students of 2017 showcase their talents at the Annual Students Concert.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Vinyl Frontier - Singles Championship 2017

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

8 Contestants bring their three favourite singles on 45RPM and in knockout heats we find out who is the singles champion of 2017.

WHY? Hear a classic album as it was intended – in full and on vinyl

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Vinyl Frontier website

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown.

Give this unique yoga-based class for parents/carers and their children a try! Connect and bond through movement and breath.

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

Suitable for ages 4 – 7 years, each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Sundays 7 May, 28 May, 11 June, 23 Jul and 27 Aug
10am – 11am
£15 per pair

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

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

£3 per person (45 mins)

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Lee Nelson - Edinburgh Festival Preview Show

You’ve seen Lee sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live, on stage, at his hilarious best. A rare opportunity to see Lee perform in such an intimate venue ahead of his return to the Edinburgh Festival.

All profits from the show will be going to Lee.

‘Comedy legend’ The Sun

‘You should be ashamed of yourself’ Sepp Blatter

‘Comedy genius’ The Mirror

‘GET HIM OUT!’ Donald Trump

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Summer Circus Week

Led by Albert and Friends.

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

Suitable for age 7 - 13 years.

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jul
10am - 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card Holders)

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Greg Davies - You Magnificent Beast (work in progress)

Greg Davies, BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is back with his first stand up show in four years.

Join 'undoubtedly one of the kingpins of British comedy' (Evening Standard) on his biggest ever tour. Come witness the magnificent beast that is Greg Davies.

'One of this country’s best comedians' The Times

£15

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Secret Cove Exhibition

Tuesday 25 July – Sunday 27 August

An interactive art installation featuring work from Maidenhead primary schools created as part of The Beach project.

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The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm

Aloha! The Hawaiian Elvis themed beach is back - all summer long.

Relax at a beachside café table while the little ones play in the sand. Join in craft or storytelling sessions in the specially designed story den or get involved in the gallery secret cove.

Family films screened throughout the holidays. With weekday storytelling (£2) and craft sessions (£5) it’s the perfect way to while away a summer’s day!

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this Half Term.

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

Tuesday – Lighthouse and Seagull
Wednesday – Summer Fruits (pineapple and water melon)
Thursday – Hot Air Balloon
Friday – Smurf Keyring and Toadstool

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!

Mon 29 May - The Lion and the Mouse
Tues 30 May - The Witch got on at Paddington Station by Dylan Sheldon
Wed 31 May - The Elves and the Shoemaker
Thur 1 Jun - The Lion and the Mouse
Fri 2 Jun - The King with Donkey Ears
Sat 3 Jun - The Witch got on at Paddington Station by Dylan Sheldon

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

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Moana Sing Along (PG)

Dir: Ron Clements, John Musker 2016 | 113 mins

Adventurous teenager Moana sails out on a daring mission. With the help of mighty demigod Maui, she voyages across the ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds.

WHY? Bring the whole family to sing along to this hit Disney movie

School Holiday Family Screenings
£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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The Boss Baby (U)

Dir: Tom McGrath 2017 | 97 mins

An hilarious story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator – a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.

WHY? The latest film from DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar

School Holiday Family Screenings
£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Beauty and the Beast (PG)

Dir: Bill Condon 2017 | 129 mins

Belle (Emma Watson) is a bright and independent young woman, taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in his castle. Belle soon befriends the castle’s enchanted staff. Can they help her to look beyond the Beast’s exterior to find the true Prince within?

WHY? A live-action re-telling of Disney’s animated classic

School Holiday Family Screenings
£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Digi Den Summer Drop In

Led by DJ Mhlanga.

Digi Den – the digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the summer holiday. Suitable for all levels of experience.

From Fri 28 Jul
4.30pm – 6pm
School Year 7 – 13
£40 per 5 week term or £9 per session

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Emily Maguire

Emily is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist with two books and five albums to her name.

Her strong, thought-provoking lyrics, supremely expressive vocals and stunning live performances have won her fans across the globe. She has toured extensively with some of the world’s great singer-songwriters, including American legend Don McLean.

WHY? ‘A talent to be reckoned with’ R2 Magazine

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Emily's website
@emilymaguirehq
@nordenfarm

ArtiSun Fair

Our popular fair returns for a special summer event showcasing handcrafted wares. The original 18th century barns provide a gorgeous backdrop for browsing stalls from local sellers.

WHY? If you would like information on booking a stall, please contact jo.fredrickson@nordenfarm.org

Long Barn Free entry

  •  29 Jul FREE
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Rock n Roll Concertini with Matt Bond and The Poor Boys Good Time Band

A very special family Concertini to round off the Summer Season. 

Join Matt Bond and The Poor Boys Good Time Band on a journey of some of the best loved Rock n Roll themes from the 50s and beyond. It’s Rock and Roll with a touch of Yee Ha!

WHY? Be inspired by the sounds of the Beatles, the Stones and Elvis whilst the kids dance and sing on the Courtyard stage

Suitable for all ages.

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32


@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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The Dime Notes

This hard swinging, old style jazz band bring a repertoire of stomps, blueses and forgotten gems.

The four piece band are fronted by David Hornblow (clarinet) and American pianist / composer / musicologist Andrew Oliver. Rhythm guitarist Dave Kelbie and Tom Wheatley (bass) complete the line up.

WHY? Dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet driven 1920s New Orleans jazz

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

The Dime Notes' website

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Great British Mysteries

Join Olive Bacon (Supernaturalist) and Dr Teddy Tyrell (Scorpio), in this adventure into the unknown.

A live mockumentary investigating monsters, myths and Noel Edmonds. Prepare to be mildly unnerved. This is the first show by Rose Robinson and Will Close as The Cloak & Dagger Club.

WHY? Will and Rose make up one half of award winning sketch act Mixed Doubles, as heard on BBC Radio 4

Studio
£10, Supporters £8

@ClubCloakDagger
@nordenfarm

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Jersey Guys: The Night!

For one night only, Jersey Guys comes to Norden Farm as part of the UK tour of this spectacular hit show, featuring the very best music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Led by the sensational rock-falsetto vocals of Matt Thorpe (Jersey Boys West End; BBC’s ‘Let it Shine’), the Jersey Guys take audiences on a nostalgic journey from the sounds of Doowop and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Four Seasons’ greatest hits.

WHY? With classics like Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, December 63 and many more, this show wows audiences up and down the country and leaves them ‘Beggin’ for more! Oh, What a Night!

Courtyard Theatre
£20 (£18 conc)

For more info on the show, cast and creative, visit the Jersey Guys Website

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Summer Art Week

Led by Michaela Clarke.

Work on individual craft activities with lots of messy materials and also work together on a group art project.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Mon 31 Jul – Fri 4 Aug
10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

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20th Century Women (15)

Dir: Mike Mills 2016 | 118 mins

Santa Barbara, 1979. Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her fifties raising her adolescent son Jamie. She enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing – free-spirited punk Abbie and savvy teenager Julie.

WHY? 'The secret treasure of this Oscar season' ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the review in full.

This is one of this season's films you wish you hadn't missed that deserve to be seen on the big screen! Tickets £7.

Movie Monday's Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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My Life as a Courgette (PG)

Dir: Claude Barras 2016 | 66 mins

9 year old Icare's is nicknamed Courgette. His mum has 'gone away' and he now finds himself settling into his new home at the orphanage. Join Courgette as he makes new friends, learns to trust others and even likes a girl!

WHY? 'French-Swiss stop-motion masterpiece' ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

School Holiday Family Screenings
£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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The Other Side of Hope (12A)

Dir: Aki Kaurismäki 2017 | 98 mins (English, Arabic, Finnish with English subtitles)

The story of an unlikely friendship between a Syrian asylum seeker and an elderly Finnish restaurant owner. From award winning director Aki Kaurismäki - Finland’s master of deadpan comedy.

WHY? ‘Coolly comic take on the refugee crisis’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Finding Dory (U)

Dir: Angus MacLane & Andrew Stanton 2016 | 103 mins

Disney Pixar reunites everyone’s favourite forgetful blue fish, Dory with her friends Nemo and Marlin. Together they search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?

WHY? ‘One of Pixar's most charming films yet' ★★★★ The Independent

Click here to read the review in full.

School Holiday Family Screenings
£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

Relaxed Screening - Tues 1 Aug 11.30am
An inclusive cinema experience, specially designed to welcome children and adults with special educational needs or disabilities, or anyone who would benefit from a relaxed environment. The volume is reduced and lights are kept on a low level. Audiences can make noise, move around or leave the cinema.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Dir: David Bowers 2017 | 91 mins

The Heffley family set out on a road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party. But things soon go hilariously off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.

WHY? Based on the bestselling book series

School Holiday Family Screenings
£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Hamilton Loomis

Award winning Texan guitarist Hamilton Loomis is at the forefront of bringing blues into the 21st century.

The Grammy nominated musician deftly balances his blues roots and penchant for experimentation and originality. He is the protégé of legendary blues artist Bo Diddley who has become a friend and mentor.

Hamilton is joined by a line up of top musicians including Grammy award winning saxophonist Fabian Hernandez.

WHY? ‘If blues, soul, and rock can be said to form a triangle, you’ll find Hamilton Loomis right in the centre of it’ Guitar Player Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Hamilton's website
@hamiltonloomis
@nordenfarm

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NT Live: Angels in America - Part One, Millennium Approaches

Encore screening.

A new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two part play, directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (War Horse).

WHY? Directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (War Horse)

'The show’s a start-to-finish sensation' ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the review in full.

£15

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Sounds Echoed with The Paul Jordanous Jazz Ensemble

A stunning, original and expansive ensemble returning to Norden Farm following their recent UK tour.

The line up features Paul Jordanous (trumpet), Piers Green (saxes), Trevor Mires (trombone), Sam Leak (piano), Tom Mason (bass), Ted Carrasco (drums).

WHY? ‘Jordanous's calibre as a masterful craftsman is a treasure to behold’ Blues and Soul Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine

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

Summer
Sat 27 May | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 3 Jun | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 5 Aug | 10am – 3pm | £34

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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NT Live: Angels in America - Part Two, Perestroika

Encore screening.

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex.

WHY? Starring Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, James McArdle and Russell Tovey

'The show’s a start-to-finish sensation' ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the review in full.

£15

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U2Baby

U2Baby capture the unique sound of legendary band U2 as well as the look.

Their Bono sings exactly like the real thing, putting on a great show with star swagger. They have performed internationally in theatres and at festivals. The band were even selected to play at the Church in Dublin as part of the U2 40th Anniversary Celebrations in 2016.

WHY? Expect all the hits from the band’s 40 years including With or Without You, One and Where the Streets Have No Name

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@theu2tributeuk
@nordenfarm

U2Baby's website

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Mindfulness: Art for Children

Led by Lynne Wilkes.

Create artwork using focus and concentration. Beginning in a mindful state create a piece of art with care, enjoyment, attention and fun.

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Higgledy Piggledy Pie

Presented by Noisy Oyster.

When the king asks for a higgledy piggledy pie for his supper the royal chefs are thrown into a spin - especially when they find the cupboard is bare! The chefs are helped by their vegetapals to collect the special nursery rhyme ingredients.

WHY? Featuring puppets made from vegetables, a hula hooping butternut squash, original music, clowning and a rather large pie!

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Studio
Tickets: £10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Noisy Oyster's website

@nordenfarm

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Despicable Me 3 (U)

Dir: Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda 2017 | 96 mins

The Minions, Gru, Lucy, and their adorable daughters - Margo, Edith and Agnes - return to the big screen! Gru must face his most formidable nemesis to date - former 80s child star Balthazar Bratt.

WHY? Featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Trey Parker

School Holiday Family Screenings
£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Glyndebourne: La Clemenza di Tito

Encore screening.

A brand new take on one of Mozart’s final works. Delivering all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of him.

WHY? Delivering all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of Mozart

£15

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My Cousin Rachel

Dir: Roger Michell 2017 | 106 mins

A young man plots revenge against his mysterious and beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. His feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling helplessly in love with her. Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier.

WHY? A dark and layered romance starring Sam Claflin and Rachel Weisz

'The enigmatic antiheroine has never been as seductive, cunning or deliciously ambiguous as she is in the hands of Rachel Weisz' Variety

Click here to read the review in full.

£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.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Monday 7 August at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Create an entire show from idea to performance. Experience all aspects of stage production, from lighting to stage blocking to acting with the help of professional directors.

This year's theme is - The Spy who Robbed Me

A film noire based show which borrows from the world of Bond, Bourne, Smiley, Sherlock, CSI, Spooks and more! Expect gadgets, moody lighting, witty dialogue, lots of action and a killer soundtrack.

Suitable for ages 10 – 16 years.

Mon 7 – Fri 11 Aug
10am – 4pm (6pm Fri)
£110 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (12A)

Dir: Espen Sandberg 2017 | 129 mins

Captain Jack feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way. Deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), have escaped from the Devil's Triangle to seek revenge.

WHY? Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic anti-hero Jack Sparrow

School Holiday Family Screenings
£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Manchester by the Sea (15)

Dir: Kenneth Lonergan 2016 | 137 mins

Brooding loner Lee Chandler is summoned to his hometown. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his sixteen-year-old nephew. Lee’s return to the past reopens an unspeakable tragedy.

WHY? Winner of Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay at this year's Oscars

This is one of this season's films you wish you hadn't missed that deserve to be seen on the big screen! Tickets £7.

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RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

Live screenings from Stratford-upon-Avon.

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Directed by Blanche McIntyre.

WHY? The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play

£15

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The BFG (PG)

Dir: Steven Spielberg 2016 | 117 mins

Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved classic. Stephen Spielberg directs the imaginative story of a young girl and the giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.

WHY? 'Mark Rylance makes Roald Dahl’s big softie completely believable in this winning adaptation' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read Mark Kermode's review in full.

School Holiday Family Screenings
£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

Relaxed Screening - Wed 9 Aug 11.30am
An inclusive cinema experience, specially designed to welcome children and adults with special educational needs or disabilities, or anyone who would benefit from a relaxed environment. The volume is reduced and lights are kept on a low level. Audiences can make noise, move around or leave the cinema.

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Celebrating Schubert - Tamila Salimdjanova (piano)

The second of four classical recitals that are taking place during our summer season.

Schubert Sonata in A, D.664
Liszt Sonata in B minor
Schumann Davidsbundlertanze, Op.6

The young virtuoso Tamila Salimdjanova comes from Uzbekistan and has been a prizewinner at several major competitions. Her programme features a radiant Schubert sonata and one of Schumann’s finest and most ambitious sets of pieces.

WHY? The programme includes the greatest of all Liszt’s piano works

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Never 42

The forerunning Level 42 tribute band in the UK return for a high impact night of funk driven tunes.

The five piece band features Howie Rogers (bass, vocals), Garreth Hicklin (keyboards, vocals), Mike Wheeler (drums, vocals), Tom Wright (guitar, vocals) and Richard Pardy (sax).

WHY? Expect all the hits including Lessons In Love, Something About You and The Sun Goes Down

Suitable for ages 14yrs+.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@42never
@nordenfarm

Never 42 website

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Hampstead (12A)

Dir: Joel Hopkins 2017 | 103 mins

American widow Emily lives on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Donald has lived wild on the Heath for seventeen years. When developers want to destroy his home, the pair find themselves unexpectedly drawn together. Inspired by a true story.

WHY? Starring Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson and Simon Callow

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Churchill (PG)

Dir: Jonathan Teplitzky 2017 | 98 mins

Tensions mount for Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days leading up to Allied D-Day landings. Exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with his historical destiny, Churchill is reluctant to embark on the campaign.

WHY? Starring Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Lion (PG)

Dir. Garth Davis 2016 | 118 mins

5 year old Saroo gets lost on a train travelling away from his home. He survives living on the streets until he is adopted. Having found love and security, he suppresses his past. But a chance meeting reawakens Saroo’s need to find his family.

WHY? An uplifting and heart-warming true story, winner of two BAFTAs

This is one of this season's films you wish you hadn't missed that deserve to be seen on the big screen! Tickets £7.

Movie Monday's Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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Next Steps: Dance Intensive

Led by Charlie Dixon

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for three jam packed days. No audition necessary. Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique, learn routines and create your own choreography.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Tues 15 - Thur 17 Aug
10am - 4pm
£85 (£75 Advantage Card)

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Swing Crazy (August-September): 1930s-Style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon.

Learn to Lindy Hop with a couple who have danced, performed and taught together since meeting on the dance floor in 1996. Lindy Hop is the great partner swing dance from New York's Savoy Ballroom. From exuberant and light-hearted to laid back and smooth, Lindy Hop is an expressive dance that puts a smile on every face. Join us for some beginner classes and you will soon be dancing to some of the greatest music ever.

No previous experience needed - come ready to have bags of fun. Bring a partner or come alone - it's up to you.

Tues 16 May – 19 Sept (exc 30 May, 1, 8, 29 Aug)
7.30pm – 8.40pm
£7 per class or £30 for block of 5

Offers applied in basket

You should wear comfortable clothes that leave you arms free and do not restrict movement. Layers are a good idea as you will be exercising indoors. Your shoes should be comfortable, flexible and secure. Smooth soles are highly recommended so that you can easily turn on the ball of the foot. Heavy shoes, raised soles or high heels are very much to be avoided.

Click here to visit the Swing Crazy Website

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The Quo Experience

A tribute to the legendary duo.

The impressive line up features Shaun Michaels and Dave Crawte who have spent years studying every detail of Rossi and Parfitt's looks, playing styles and stage performances. Joining them are superb keyboardist Graham Partridge, the drummer Alex Bayou and Brian ‘Brino’ Smith on bass.

WHY? Join the band as they recreate the full live experience of one of Britain’s most iconic bands

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The Quo Experience's website
@QuoExperience
@nordenfarm

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Jive Cats (August-September): 1950s-Style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon.

Often wished that you could get up and jive in a 1950s-style when you hear that music? Well now you can learn with a couple who have performed and taught together since 1996.

Great fun, excellent for body and mind, our beginner classes can get you on the floor dancing authentic free-style jive to classic Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll.

No previous dance experience – no problem. Bring a partner or come alone. Discover the great social jive scene in the area where you can use you moves, hear live music and practice with new friends.

Tues 16 May – 19 Sept (exc 30 May, 1, 8, 29 Aug)
8.45pm - 10.15pm
£8 per class or £35 for block of 5

Offers applied in basket

You should wear comfortable clothes that leave you arms free and do not restrict movement. Layers are a good idea as you will be exercising indoors. Your shoes should be comfortable, flexible and secure. Smooth soles are highly recommended so that you can easily turn on the ball of the foot. Heavy shoes, raised soles or high heels are very much to be avoided.

Click here to visit the Jive Cats Website

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Inside Out (U)

Dir: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen 2015 | 95 mins

Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness live in the control centre inside 11 year old Riley's mind. When she moves with her family to San Francisco, they struggle to adjust and turmoil ensues.

WHY? ★★★★★ The Independent ★★★★★ Empire Magazine ★★★★★ The Times

Click here to read Empire's review in full.

School Holiday Family Screenings
£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

Relaxed Screening - Tues 15 Aug 11.30am
An inclusive cinema experience, specially designed to welcome children and adults with special educational needs or disabilities, or anyone who would benefit from a relaxed environment. The volume is reduced and lights are kept on a low level. Audiences can make noise, move around or leave the cinema.

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A Man called Ove (15)

Dir: Hannes Holm 2015 | 116 mins (Swedish with English subtitles)

Ove is an isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse. When a boisterous young family move in next door, an unlikely friendship forms. Based on the bestselling novel. A heartwarming reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared.

WHY? Nominated for two Oscars including Best Foreign Language Film

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Hundred Watt Club

Hundred Watt Club return with a glittering, sublime and ridiculous evening of good old fashioned burlesque and cabaret entertainment.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of award winning burlesque artists, nail biting vaudeville thrills, rib tickling comedy and our soul soothing chanteuse.

Ages 18+ years.

WHY? A real ‘dress up and sit down’ evening of vintage inspired entertainment

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

Hundred Watt Club's website

The video below contains adult content.

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Big Berkshire Beach Gig

A showcase for the most exciting local musical talent in our main theatre.

The evening wouldn't be complete without breaks between the acts - so you can soak up the atmosphere on our Hawaiian inspired beach!

Would your band like the chance to perform on our main stage?

This is the chance to be part of the whole experience - from backstage in the green room and dressing rooms to playing on a stage shared by professional touring bands and play before a paying audience.

During the gig your music will be recorded by professional technicians and sound engineers and you will be invited back to remix the multitrack recording. By playing the Big Berkshire Beach Gig you will come away with a professionally mastered live recording of your sound - for free!

To be in with a chance of being on the line up please send your music (SoundCloud/YouTube) and some info about the band to jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

Deadline Friday 16 June

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Salsa at The Farm with Son Yambu

A thrilling night of authentic music and salsa, on our dance floor!

Son Yambu play Cuban son – the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa. They give this irresistible music a contemporary edge, bringing their audiences a truly, sensational, authentic Latin music experience.

WHY? Join us for a free salsa workshop before the event, spaces are limited so don’t miss out!

Courtyard Theatre
£15, Supporters £13 | This is a standing event with some allocated seating


@sonyambu
<a target="
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Son Yambu's website

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La La Land (12A)

Dir: Damien Chazelle 2016 | 128 mins

Mia is an aspiring actress. Sebastian is a dedicated jazz musician. Both are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Winner of six Academy Awards.

WHY? ‘Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone shine in a sun-drenched musical masterpiece’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

This is one of this season's films you wish you hadn't missed that deserve to be seen on the big screen! Tickets £7.

Movie Monday's Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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Little Red Robin Hood

Presented by Garlic Theatre.

Puppeteer Mark discovers he has lost Little Red Riding Hood, what is he going to do! Luckily he finds Robin Hood, who agrees to go on a quest to take some cakes and flowers to Grandma. Will he stay on the path? Or will he discover the big bad wolf who looks a bit like the Sherriff of Nottingham!

WHY? A fun take of this classic tale, featuring beautifully crafted puppets, clowning and gentle humour

Age Guidance: 3+ years

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people £32)

Garlic Theatre's website

@nordenfarm

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Cars 3 (Cert TBC)

Dir: Brian Fee 2017 | 109 mins

With a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician and a few unexpected turns.

WHY? Lightning McQueen takes to Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage to prove that #95 isn't through yet!

School Holiday Family Screenings
£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (12A)

Dir: David Yates 2016 | 133 mins

Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document magical creatures. When he arrives in New York, a misplaced magical case and the escape of some fantastic beasts could spell trouble!

WHY? 'JK Rowling has come storming back to the world of magic in a shower of supernatural sparks - and created a glorious fantasy-romance adventure' ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

School Holiday Family Screenings
£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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

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The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog by Alfred Hitchcock

Silent film with live music presented by Cornford Music.

Dan and Marisa Cornford provide an original score and accompaniment to Hitchcock’s 1927 thriller, based on the story of Jack the Ripper. Fast-paced and packed with suspense, it has long been acclaimed as the first wholly Hitchcockian film.

WHY? Ivor Novello gives a chilling performance in the central role

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Cornford Music's website
@CornfordMusic
@nordenfarm

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Celebrating Schubert - St John’s Chamber Players with Robert Cheung (piano)

The third of four classical recitals that are taking place during our summer season.

Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor
Schubert/Liszt 2 Song transcriptions
Schubert Duo in A for violin and piano, D.574
Liszt Liebestraume
Schubert Quintet in A (Trout)

No series celebrating Schubert would be complete without the Trout Quintet, one of the most entertaining chamber works ever composed. Liszt was a great admirer of Schubert, and made many elegant transcriptions of his songs for solo piano.

WHY? A rare chance to hear an early quartet movement by Mahler

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50) (£5 under 16s)

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The Beguiled (15)

Dir: Sofia Coppola 2017 | 94 mins

Atmospheric thriller set during the American Civil War. The sheltered young women of a Southern girls' boarding school take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries.

WHY? Winner of Best Director at Cannes 2017

'Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ is an exquisitely crafted drama of seduction, survival and sexual awakening in Civil-War era Virginia' ★★★★ Time Out

Click here to read the review in full.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Celebrating Schubert - St John’s Chamber Players with Rebecca van den Berg (soprano)

The fourth and final classical recital that rounds off our summer concert series.

Mozart Flute Quartet in D, K.285
Schubert 5 Songs
Schumann Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano
Liszt Elegie for cor anglais
Schubert Piano Trio in E flat, D.929

Regular collaborator Rebecca van den Berg contributes some Schubert Lieder, and Liszt is represented by a recently discovered fragment for cor anglais.

WHY? Our summer series featuring the music of Schubert and Liszt concludes with one of the greatest of all piano trios, Schubert’s majestic E flat

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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An Evening with Nik Kershaw

Following the success of his 2014 Me, Myself and I tour, Nik Kershaw returns to Norden Farm.

An intimate evening of songs and stories in the company of one of the UK's most respected songwriters.

WHY? WHY? An intimate evening of songs and stories in the company of one of the UK's most respected songwriters

Courtyard Theatre
£25

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Sam Braysher Quartet featuring Michael Kanan

Alto saxophonist Sam Braysher is joined by celebrated jazz pianist Michael Kanan from New York City.

Kanan is a world class interpreter of jazz standards. The quartet is completed by an exceptional London rhythm section of Steve Brown and Dario Di Lecce. Expect a fresh approach to the timeless material of the Great American Songbook from these wonderfully melodic improvisers.

WHY? ‘Embellished lines full of trills and twirls… a young crowd came out to dig Braysher’s reworked classics’ Jazzwise

Studio
£12 (£10 Supporters)

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As You Like It

The Handlebards are the world’s first cycling theatre company.

They present an all female bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s classic play. Rosalind and Orlando have been forced into exile in the Forest of Arden. As lovers, they become entangled in a bizarre game of lust, love and mistaken identity.

WHY? Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc)

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Dave Gorman - Work in Progress

In preparation for next series of his hit TV show Modern Life is Goodish (Dave), Dave Gorman is back on the road armed with brand new material.

Taking a mischievous look at modern life, Dave will share his observations and frustrations with a little help from his laptop.

WHY? 'Has transformed the seemingly mundane into hours of unabashed hysteria’ Metro

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Arts Award Taster Workshops

Led by Charlie Dixon.

Inspired by music? Handy with a paintbrush? Want to find out more about how your arty interests could become a nationally recognised qualification? Try the Arts Award out for size at a taster workshop.

Thur 4 and 11 May
4pm – 5.30pm
School Year 7 – 13
£5 per session

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In Our Hands

Alf is a trawler fisherman at the top of his game. But times are changing and so is the industry, will Alf adapt in order to survive?

Innovative puppetry, a striking set and an original score transport you out to sea, under the ocean and onto the deck of the Catcher’s Fortune. Supported by Arts Council England.

WHY? ‘Clever and inventive’ ★★★★ British Theatre Guide

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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David Gilmour Live at Pompeii

45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed Live At Pompeii in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album Rattle That Lock.

The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600 strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD.

David Gilmour Live At Pompeii is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band. The show includes songs from throughout David's career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including One Of These Days, the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show.

Both concerts also saw very special performances of The Great Gig In The Sky from The Dark Side Of The Moon, which David rarely plays as a solo artist. This concert performance film includes highlights from both shows, filmed in 4k by director Gavin Elder . David Gilmour Live At Pompeii shows an artist at the top of his artistic game, performing incredible material with his world-class band, in a unique setting, on one very special occasion.

Songs include the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock and On An Island, as well as other solo and Pink Floyd classics, including Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb.

£15

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Family Concertini: Music from the Movies with the Akina Strings

What can be better than listening to top quality live music in the company of your family?

Join the Akina Strings on a journey through the music of Bazz Luhrmanns Romeo and Juliet, Love Actually, James Bond, Gladiator, The Pirates of the Caribbean and more. Specifically designed to appeal to the whole family. This concert is all about inspiring children and their grown-ups with live music in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Suitable for all ages.

Studio
£10 (£8 conc), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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James Phelan: Trickster

James Phelan presents a night of light hearted, prank focused magic: utilising audience participation to comic effect.

Described by the Radio Times as having ‘a cheeky charm’, join James for an evening of entertainment that is both jaw-dropping and laugh-out-loud funny.

WHY? James is nephew of the late Paul Daniels and has recently headlined for The Magic Circle

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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The Collector

John Fowles's classic story of possession, obsession and love is considered one of the great works in modern literature.

Frederick Clegg appears to be an ordinary office clerk, but in the retreat of his remote country house, he goes about furnishing it with everything he thinks a woman could desire. He then abducts Miranda, a girl he has worshiped from afar, imprisoning her in the cellar amid his butterfly collection with tragic and electrifying results.

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

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The Vicar of Dibley

The Grimm Players present an amateur production of the ever-popular TV show The Vicar of Dibley.

The arrival of a new (female) vicar, with a decidedly irreverent attitude to religion, shakes up the parish council of a sleepy English village whose odd-ball inhabitants aren't yet ready for 20th century progress.

WHY? An amateur production of the ever-popular TV show The Vicar of Dibley

£15

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Arts Award

Led by Charlie Dixon

From fashion to film-making, dance to design, photography to poetry - explore your creativity while working towards a nationally recognised qualification. Take part in workshops, explore and discover new and different arts forms. Group leader Charlie Dixon will guide, inspire and advise through the Arts Award journey.

Terms are 8 weeks and awards can be achieved over one or more terms.

School Year 7-13
£50 per term

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Kathakali

Presented by The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company.

Celebrating 30 years of touring the UK and the success of the 2015 UK Tour The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company is back in Britain in 2017 - direct from Kerala, with unforgettable Kathakali performances performed by top international performers, superb singers, rhythmic drummers and highly skilled make-up artists.

Kathakali is the classical dance drama of Kerala. It embraces drama, dance, music, visuals and ritual to create the most exotic, visually exciting and powerful forms of theatre. Colourful costumes and elaborate three dimensional make up magically transforms the actors into gods, kings, devils and princesses. They tell universal stories from the Hindu epics.

WHY? 'They perform with amazing grace and dignity. Intense, hypnotic and spectacularly beautiful' The Daily Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£12 (£10 conc), Family & Friends £32


@KalaChethenaKat
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the Kala Chethena Kathakali Company website

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Pete Firman

Join the UK’s leading comedian/magician for a night of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic.

Recently seen on Tonight at The London Palladium (ITV1) The Next Great Magician (ITV1) and Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief (BBC1) and star of BBC1’s The Magicians, expect Pete’s trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic.

He has guested on countless TV shows, including BBC2’s The Sarah Millican Television Programme, BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, BBC1’s Celebrity Mastermind and BBC3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live.

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

'The best magic tricks in the universe' The Independent

'The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century' The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£14

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An Evening of Entertainment

A packed evening of entertainment in aid of Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service including comedy, magic , covers and original music all provided by elite local artists.

Music by Pop Goes the Choir, Kiera Ash, MadorBad & the Garfunkels and Young Magician of the year Dean Leavy all hosted by Paul Freeman.

Courtyard Theatre
£25

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Alexander Technique

Led by Martin Smith

A body awareness workshop teaching poise, balance and an easier way of carrying out everyday activity. It helps to relieve pain and discomfort brought on by poor posture and can help those with back and neck problems. Bring a blanket and some paperback books to rest your head on.

Sun 18 Jun
2.30pm – 5pm
£30

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Matt Richardson / Slash

A lot has happened to Matt Richardson since his last tour in 2013. A lot of it is quite strange.

Most comedians hope to win accolades and make people laugh, very few end up with Heat Magazine’s Weird Crush trophy.

From interviewing millionaire dogs in LA, ghost hunting with Craig Revel Horwood and having his phone nicked by Kate Moss - it’s been an odd, but fun, few years.

Now Matt can finally tell people about it, as well as talking about everything else on his mind.

WHY? The host of Virgin Radio's Drive-time show, ITV2’s The Xtra Factor and Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live!

Studio
£12

@MattRichardson3
@nordenfarm

Matt Richardson's website

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Ed Gamble - Mammoth

After the huge success of his 2016 tour, that gobby little toerag Ed Gamble is back with a brand new lumbering beast of a comedy show.

Ed has appeared on BBC2's Mock the Week, Comedy Central's Drunk History, E4's Almost Royal, Comedy Central's Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, BBC3's Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, Channel 4's Man Down as well as countless other things (3 other things).

WHY? ★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ The List | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£14

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine

Learn about the stages of portraiture and work from a live model. Students are taught about proportion, the structure of the head and values. Drawing with charcoal, experiment with creating contrast between light and dark (chiaroscuro) to depict facial features.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Sat 13 May
10am – 3pm
£34

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Ayesha Hazarika: State of the Nation

Politics, power and how we lost the plot.

Ayesha Hazarika, MBE, started her career as a stand-up comedian playing clubs across the country. She then took what she thought was a natural diversion into the Labour Party as a Special Adviser working for Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband.

Since leaving front line politics she’s become a much sought after commentator writing for the FT, Guardian, Evening Standard, New Statesman and Grazia.

Ayesha has also returned to her stand-up roots. Her one woman show Tales from the Pink Bus was a sell-out hit at the 2016 Edinburgh festival and she's been in huge demand on TV and radio recently starring as a guest on Matt Forde’s Unspun for Dave.

Further credits include regular appearances on Good Morning Britain (ITV), Sky Papers (Sky News), The Andrew Marr Show (BBC1), Newsnight (BBC2), The Agenda (ITV) and The Today Programme (BBC Radio4).

Ayesha lifts the lid on what life’s really like behind the scenes at Westminster with brutal honesty and humour and asks what's next for British politics.

The State of the Nation is one of the best things to come out of British politics in a long time.

WHY? 'Hazarika’s return to stand up is also public service, never less than entertaining' The Guardian

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@ayeshahazarika
@nordenfarm

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Ahir Shah: Control

In an age of global socio-political turmoil, Shah presents a show about freedom, fascism, history, hope, resistance and milk.

Ahir's last show enjoyed packed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Soho Theatre, and a national tour. In it, he theorised that we were being tugged in contradictory directions by a potential brighter future and resurgent worst of the past. He's currently trying to work out how to build that future in a time when the past appears to be winning. He's got loads of jokes about it.

'Burning passion at his fingertips and the gags to back up his fire' ★★★★★ List

'Excellent' ★★★★ Guardian

£12

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Ellie Taylor: This Guy

Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival season and 2016 tour, Ellie presents an unmissable new stand-up show discussing whether or not she should breed.

Ellie has starred on BBC1's Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats and BBC Radio 4's The Now Show presents

WHY? 'Radiates charisma... blessed with great flair' The Guardian

Studio
£14

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Hairy Maclary & Friends

Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy...

Based on the books by Lynley Dodd and featuring many of the characters including Hercules Morse, as big as a Horse; Bottomley Potts, covered in spots; Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum; and Scarface Claw – the toughest tomcat in town. With music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for the whole family.

WHY? ‘Hairy Maclary was fab, my nearly 3 year old practically levitated in excitement’ Mumsnet

Courtyard Theatre

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The Dovetail Trio

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage.

This collaboration combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn.

The Dovetail Trio’s debut album Wing of Evening was released in September 2015 on RootBeat Records. The album has been well received with 4 star reviews from the Telegraph, R2 and Songlines and national radio play on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. The album features a number of unusual versions of traditional English songs alongside an American folk story, a traditional Scottish whaling song and even a French/Canadian tune set. Tight vocal harmonies and skilled musicianship make this an exciting debut album.

'A combination of richly rounded accented vocals, skin-tight harmonies and sparse yet polished instrumentation' FolkWords

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@TheDovetailTrio
@nordenfarm

The Dovetail Trio Wesbite

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Love is the Sweetest Thing - Celebrating Al Bowlly

Join Michael Law on a musical journey through the life of the legendary 'crooner' Al Bowlly.

£14

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Joan

Presented by Milk, in association with Derby Theatre.

Written by Lucy J Skillbeck.

What happens when a disguise soon becomes something a lot more real and you have to fight for who you really are? An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, Joan is a refreshing look at Joan of Arc – history’s greatest underdog.

The latest daring fusion of lyrical new writing and anarchic cabaret from the multi-award winning Milk Presents and performed by drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson, Joan takes the stage as a gutsy gender warrior, dragging up as the men she’s defies.

A fearless solo show, with uproarious songs, exploring what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone.

‘Defiantly delightful’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘Comic fizz, emotional ballast and cross-dressing that looks like sorcery’ The Guardian

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Oye Santana

The power… the passion… the perfection

Join Oye Santana for four decades’ worth of hits from Black Magic Woman and Oye Como Va via Carnaval, Dance Sister Dance and She’s Not There to Smooth, Maria Maria and Corazón Espinado – played with power, passion and perfection.

Prepare yourself for guitar wizardry, keyboard mastery, astonishing vocals and powerhouse brass and a rhythm section with more groove than you could shake a pair of maracas at.

You’ll be open mouthed, we promise. But there’s more to Oye Santana than that. Every date we play is a show and every track is a fiesta – come and listen, come and dance, come and party.

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Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

Sofie Hagen is unquestionably one of the most talked about comics of the moment.

A modern legend in her native Denmark, she burst onto the British scene by winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival 2015; her 2016 follow-up, Shimmer Shatter, was a second total sell out.

She’s spoken to millions as former host of Guilty Feminist and current host of Made of Human podcasts, and appeared on The One Show, The Now Show and Live From The BBC.

This, her biggest national tour to date, is a brand new show packed with brilliant, offbeat observation, passionate argument, and jokes. Also: one parable.

Age guidance: 14+ years

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards - Best Newcomer 2015

Chortle Awards - Best Newcomer 2014

‘Eye-catchingly odd and disarmingly honest’ Independent

‘Compelling, beautifully constructed’ Guardian

‘Today’s stand up comedy fan kids are lucky to have her. She makes the world a less scary place’ Beyond The Joke

‘Consistently funny, personal, and a slyly powerful show’ Chortle

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Phil Wang

Phil is a 27-year old stand-up comedian on his first tour of the UK.

He has appeared on Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and Would I Lie To You? He is very excited to be performing here, in [INSERT TOWN NAME] - a place he often calls his second home.

‘Certain belly laughs’ ★★★★ Sunday Times

‘Talented up-and-comer’ The Guardian

'One of the more appealing – and cerebral – stand-ups to have emerged in recent years’ The Telegraph

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Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Austentatious are saddling the horses for a Grand Tour of the United Kingdom!

Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.

Austentatious are fresh from six sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a monthly residency in London’s Leicester Square and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s death. Now their show will be appearing at two dozen theatres across the country to entertain and astonish audiences in equal measure.

Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark, and no two shows are ever the same. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a Regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and die-hard fans alike.

Age guidance 12+ years.

'Ridiculously silly… wickedly funny' ★★★★★ The Times

'A joy to behold' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Supersmart and terrifically funny' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'A bravura slab of improvisation' Independent

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Danny Bhoy: Make Something Great Again

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy embarks on his maiden tour of his brand new show.

Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically acclaimed comedian who regularly sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational storytelling.

'He creates a remarkable intimacy with his audience. A must see' The Age

'His routines have the mark of those which are quoted from for years to come' The Herald

'This is a show you could see time and time again. Exceptional' The Sunday Mail

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Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

Jan Ravens is set to delight audiences with her spot on impressions and political stamp on the world as she takes to the road with her brand new tour.

Difficult Woman reflects the current political climate and the huge part women have to play in it with views on Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson, and also lots of people who aren't Scottish.

The star of BBC Radio 4's Dead Ringers, where favourites include Theresa May, Diane Abbott, Lyse Doucet and Fiona Bruce, Jan has been seen on, and contributed across the satirical spectrum on shows such as Newsnight, The Daily Politics, Mock the Week, QI, Question Time, Today and PM.

This is the age of the powerful woman…

‘A consummate impressionist’ The Times

‘Modern, topical, with a fresh satirical twist’ The Telegraph

'A brilliantly funny woman in her prime' Kirsty Wark

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@thatjanravens
@nordenfarm

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Artisan Fair

The 18th century Long Barn provides the perfect backdrop to pick up a unique Christmas gift.

Browse stalls from local sellers showcasing hand made wares including cards, gifts, decorations, jewellery, glassware and crafts.

WHY? The Café Bar is open all day, and will be serving mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas flavoured coffee

11am - 4pm | Entry is Free

  •  18 Nov FREE
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Mawkin

In 2015 Mawkin delivered their self-produced and critically acclaimed album The Ties That Bind.

Their ‘unapologetically energetic’ approach and DIY ethic surprised critics, fans and welcomed new audience members describing them as a ‘modern day Fairport’.

With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals the band modernise traditional folk material with their own touch and have since excited audiences with their artillery of loud, boisterous, foot stomping live sets. Critics of the album suggested that Mawkin might fill the ‘Bellowhead shaped hole’ so it seemed only natural to support them on their farewell tour of 2016 amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates.

The band members have a wealth of other musical experience between them with brothers David and James’s involvement with Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, Jim Moray, Topette!, and the two providing stand-in support for members of Bellowhead. Nick Cooke is Kate Rusby and False Lights’ melodeon player, is a professional mastering engineer and has worked with some of the most iconic producers in our lifetime. Lee Richardson, who’s former background was in dance music, is an award winning producer of TV, advertising and trailer music.

‘Masculine, Muscular Folk Quintet’ The Independent

‘A Gutsy re-working of Traditional Songs’ The Guardian

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Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Vaudevillians

After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway run, an Australian tour and a sell-out run at Soho Theatre, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon presents The Vaudevillians, a bawdy, rowdy musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales.

Throughout the 1920’s husband and wife performers Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured the United States as The Vaudevillians, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. One day, while touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow – instantly freezing them alive.

But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed. It’s a vintage cabaret with a twist of drag.

‘As funny as it is chair-dancing-inducing.’ Time Out

‘The laughs are jam-packed and the musicianship is flawless.’ Time Out Melbourne

‘Straight or gay, everyone leaves this show with sides aching from laughter.’ New York Times

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50

@JinkxMonsoon
@nordenfarm

Jinkx Monsoon Website

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Miki

Christmas 2017

Miki, Polar Bear and Penguin live in a very far away place. It’s an icy world where nothing ever grows. One midwinter eve, they make a wish, and Miki embarks on a magical adventure…in search of a star.

Based on the book by Stephen Mackey, Miki is an inspiring story about friendship, courage and adventure. It features amazing underwater creatures, enchanting music and extraordinary puppetry.

'Young audiences alternate between giggling with delight and total transfixion' The Stage

This hit show returns to the Courtyard Theatre stage after its debut at Norden Farm for Christmas 2011. Miki is created by Slot Machine, the company that have previously brought hit Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Kipper's Snowy Day to our stage.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

£13.50 (£11.50 Under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £46

Earlybird offer: £40 Family & Friends ticket if booked before Thursday 31 August

Presented by Norden Farm and Slot Machine.

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The Real Thing

Multi-million selling soul band The Real Thing are ready to give their much loved disco inspired hits a new lease of life with an extensive UK tour.

Featuring the group’s three original vocalists Eddie Amoo, Chris Amoo and Dave Smith, along with their 5-piece band, the trio deliver a funky in your face show with a strong retro flavour with the band’s classic songs mixed with contemporary grooves.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut hit single You to Me Are Everything, the Liverpool based trio boast three million selling hit singles including Can’t Get by Without You, Whenever You Want My Love and Can You Feel the Force, making them the UK’s best-selling groups of the late 70s.

The band continue to tour up and down the country selling out venues including the Jazz Café, London and regularly perform at 70s & 80s festivals alongside such artists as Rick Astley, Boy George, Belinda Carlisle, Kool and the Gang and Chic.

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

The Real Thing Website

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The Small Fakers

The UK's only Small Facestribute band make a return visit to Norden Farm, performing the hits that kept 1960s London swinging.

The Small Fakers, which features Maidenhead's own Matt Bond as Steve Marriott and Dan Taylor as Kenney Jones, have been wowing audiences for over 10 years up and down the country.

Having played to sell-out audiences all over Europe, the band have performed with original Small Face Jimmy Winston and original drummer Kenney Jones.

WHY? Performing tracks from across the Small Faces' career, with the early pop singles sitting the big hits All Or Nothing, Lazy Sunday and Itchycoo Park

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@thesmallfakers
@nordenfarm

Small Fakers website

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Bye Bye Baby

A celebration of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Bye Bye Baby is more than your average tribute band. They deliver a full theatre show covering the journey of the Four Seasons from the very beginning up until the Disco era and the rock and roll hall of fame. In fact a musical journey through the sounds of one of the most successful bands of all time.

They perform thirty-one numbers in close four part harmony, with slick choreography and the recognisable falsetto this really sets the scene for a great night.The show demonstrates the diversity and harmonic sounds as once performed by the great band themselves.

This sensational production features many of the bands worldwide hits, including: Beggin', Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Lets Hang On, Rag Doll, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye), Sherry, Working My Way Back To You, Big Girls Don't Cry and many more!

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The Albion Christmas Band

Traditional English Christmas music, dancing and celebration.

An Albion Christmas has been touring for nearly 20 years. It features the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band), Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings. Expect a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance.

WHY? ‘The perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£19.50

@nordenfarm

Albion Band's website

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Stephen K Amos: Bread and Circuses

Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak, so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it?

Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus. Leave your problems behind for the evening in the company of the ‘effusively charming’ Amos and who knows? Maybe the world will seem just a little bit brighter.

After all, when Ancient Rome needed to distract itself from politics, a few solutions were suggested, but none hit the spot quite like the simple idea of giving the people cheap food and plentiful entertainment – ‘panem et circenses’ or ‘bread and circuses’. Our circuses might no longer involve gladiator fights to the death, but the same principle applies. Modern politics is a confusing mess, so no one can blame you for giving it a miss in favour of a night of laughs.

‘Deliciously deft…we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout… you’ll leave the show smiling’ The Times

‘The feel good comedy of a true stand-up legend’ Perth Now

‘Laughs came thick and fast throughout… don’t miss it’ The Age Melbourne

‘A note perfect hour’ ★★★★★ Metro

Age guidance 16+ years.

£17.50

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Jonathan Pie: Back To The Studio (work in progress)

Jonathan Pie returns to the stage in early 2018 with a brand new live show following a sell out tour ending at The London Palladium, A show that was described as 'electrifying' Chortle, 'Blistering' Evening standard and 'desperately misjudged’ The Times.

The frustrated News reporter is back and he’s angrier than ever. Pie attempts to host a night of serious discussions on current affairs whilst simultaneously attempting to smash the system from within. Join him for a night of political comedy that soon descends into chaos.

This is political satire at its finest and Pie is ’the Most exciting satirical creation since partridge’ Rory Bremner.

Age guidance 16+ years.

£15

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Mark Watson: MW

After more than 100 dates on the road in 2016 with his best-reviewed show to date, 'I'm Not Here', and a similarly marathon effort with the previous tour, Mark Watson is amazed to find there are STILL some areas of the country he's not visited much, and some towns that have been neglected altogether.

It's hard to be everywhere at once, so he's narrowed it down to a sensible plan: for the next tour, Watson will only visit places beginning with M or W, his initials - as they've already shown a commitment by having those names in the first place. A few of these will be favourite old haunts like Winchester or Manchester, but quite a few of them are the result of Googling and quite a number are so remote that we won't know they definitely exist until we get there. Also, some aren't actually towns so much as trains (from Marylebone to Wycombe), or ferries (across the Mersey), or a helicopter museum (in the double-point-scoring Middle Wallop).

The material will be a mixture of the classic and the never-before-seen. And in some cases a fair bit of it will be about being on a train.

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