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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

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

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

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

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

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Thur 24 Sept - 3 Dec (exc 29 Oct)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class while safely and socially distanced from other participants. When taking part in your session face coverings are non-mandatory, and can be taken off at the start of the session.

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

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Royal Opera House Live: Giselle (12A)

Encore screening of the 2016 production from the Royal Opera House.

The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death. Starring Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov.

The role of Giselle provides the dancer with many technical and dramatic challenges, from the character’s early love to her poignant descent into madness and her final gesture of forgiveness from beyond the grave. The first act of the ballet is filled with historical detail and rustic colour. By contrast, the second, ‘white’ act plunges the audience into an eerie moonlit forest haunted by the ethereal Wilis.

WHY? With its combination of memorable story and exquisite choreography, Giselle is the perfect way to discover classical ballet

Run time 135 mins.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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


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

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Calligraphy - Handwriting

Led by Stuart Maxwell

This course is aimed at those who wish to improve their general handwriting.

In contrast to formal calligraphy, general handwriting is a form that requires very little in the way of materials and preparation. Lessons will cover legibility, letter shapes, joins and techniques.

A good pen (fountain pen, biro, rollerball etc), and some good paper are all that is required.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Thur 15 Oct - 26 Nov (exc 29 Oct)
2pm – 4pm
£72 for the 6 week course
Booking cut off time: Thursday 15 October 9am

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

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

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

Led by Richard Lee.

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

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Thur 10 Sept - 8 Oct and Thur 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 29 Oct)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 10 Set and 15 Oct

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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

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Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

In 2017, Mark Watson - a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem - was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.

It really wasn’t for him at all because his favourite things include safety, comfort, food and not being scared and miserable. But the experience changed the shambolic comedian for the better, and now he's written a sort of motivational talk about what it taught him. But still with jokes.

WHY? 'Quite unlike anything else I’ve seen in almost 20 years of covering the Fringe... witty, warm, perfectly judged' ★★★★★ Telegraph

'This is a stand-up operating at the very top of his game' ★★★★ Independent

'He always displays an innate understanding of what the audience wants... creating a bespoke experience for every gig, an added flourish to a strong hour of stand-up' ★★★★ Chortle

'A quick-fire hour of fun' ★★★★ Metro

Age guidance 14+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Thursday 22 October

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

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

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

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Thur 10 Sept - 8 Oct and Thur 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 29 Oct)
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 10 Set and 15 Oct

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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

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Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Classes for all ages and levels of experience.

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

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Fri 18 Sept - 23 Oct and 6 Nov - 11 Dec
11.30am – 12.45pm
£42 per 6 week course
Booking cut off time: 10.30am on the first day of each course

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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

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An American Pickle (12A)

Dir: Brandon Trost 2020 | 88 mins

Herschel Greenbaum is a struggling labourer who emigrates to America in 1919 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family. One day, while working at his factory job, he falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. When he emerges in present day Brooklyn, he finds that he hasn’t aged a day.

But when he seeks out his family, he is troubled to learn that his only surviving relative is his great-grandson Ben Greenbaum, a mild-mannered computer coder whom Herschel can’t even begin to understand.

WHY? Adapted by Simon Rich from his 2013 New Yorker novella Sell Out and starring Seth Rogen

£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.


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


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

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Musical Memories (Online)

Led by Rona Topaz

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

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

Fri 16 Oct - 18 Dec (exc 30 Oct)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for ages 18+ years

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Magical Bones: A Kind of Magic

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

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

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

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

‘Magical Bones performance is stunning’ Evening Standard

'Magical Bones boggled our minds' Official London Theatre

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Fri 23 Oct

Presented by Broken Robot Productions.

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

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

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Zumba (Saturdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

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

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

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

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

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Sat 17 Oct - 5 Dec (exc 31 Oct and 7 Nov)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class while safely and socially distanced from other participants. When taking part in your session face coverings are non-mandatory, and can be taken off at the start of the session.

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

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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.

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

Sat 26 Sep and 24 Oct
12.30pm – 3.30pm
£30 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

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

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Jen Brister - Under Privilege

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

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

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

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Saturday 24 October

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

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

@JenBrister
@nordenfarm

Jen Brister's Website

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Creative Arts Social Club (online)

Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.

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

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

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

Mon 5 Oct - 2 Nov and Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list will be supplied)


Mon 5 Oct - 2 Nov: Cosmos

Led by Amelia Pimlott

We will draw inspiration from imagery and ideas of the cosmos from ancient maps and charts to modern digital photos from space to create designs and images using pens, inks and wax resist techniques.


Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec: Traditions from around the World

Led by Caroline Crawford

Drawing inspiration from art traditions from around the world - Asia to South America, Russia to Africa we will create bold and colourful images with a variety of different materials and techniques.

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The Magic Lamp

The story of a blessed and beautiful boy who, through serendipity alone, ends up with a lamp-dwelling genie at his disposal.

Played out in a Bedouin tent with a set filled with billowing silken drapes, this bewitching shadow play is told using light, paper and oil.

From these simplest of ingredients, theatre company indefinitearticles conjures up fantastical characters, shimmering transformations - souks, caves, palaces and deserts choreographed to original music.

Age guidance 4+ years.

WHY? 'Soothingly compelling - a harmonious shadow play of magic and myth' Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£11, £9 under 16s
Family & Friend (4 people): £36
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before each show

Running time 45 minutes

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

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

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Magical Storytelling

Led by Patrick Ashe.

Enjoy interactive storytelling - with an added magical twist!

Alongside the stories, Patrick will show you how the magic works and teach a trick or two. But because Patrick is in the magic circle you must promise to keep the secrets!

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

Wed 28 Oct - Sat 31 Oct
1.30pm – 2pm
£3 per person

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Make Up (15)

Dir: Claire Oakley 2019 | 86 mins

Teenager Ruth travels to a seaside holiday park to stay with her boyfriend Tom. It’s off-season, so the resort is mostly deserted, except for a few residents and a handful of staff charged with sprucing up the place. Ruth gradually settles into her new environment, finding work and making a new friend in the form of make-up enthusiast Jade.

But one afternoon, while giving Tom’s caravan a spring clean, Ruth finds evidence her beau might be cheating on her. As her desire to uncover the truth turns into an obsession, she begins to realise she might be looking for something else entirely.

WHY? 'A stylish psychological drama' ★★★★ The Guardian

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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


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


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

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National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

Captured live on stage in 2011, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

By Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley

Directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle, Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

WHY? Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale

Sat 17 Oct | Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein / Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature
Wed 28 Oct | Jonny Lee Miller as Frankenstein / Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature
Sat 31 Oct | Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein / Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature

Run time 123 mins.

Courtyard Theatre
£15


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


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

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The Brompton String Quartet

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Liszt Angelus (Prière aux Anges gardiens)
Beethoven Quartet op 18 no 3
Karen Tanaka At the grave of Beethoven
Haydn Quartet op 76 no 4 Sunrise
Beethoven Quartet op 95

The Brompton string quartet are an excellent young group who met at the Royal College of Music. Last year they won first prize at the St Martin in the Fields Chamber Music competition, and all four are prize-winners as soloists. For local interest, their cellist is Wallis Power, niece of Lawrence Power.

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

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£15
Booking cut off time: 7pm on Thursday 29 October

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

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

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John Lennon Tribute UK

Visualise a young Lennon and you have Gaz Keenan. Add a highly professional backing band and from the start you know this is a live music experience you won't forget.

The Lennon Retrospective is a two hour show that promises to take you on a journey through John Lennon’s popular back catalogue, serving up classic solos and Lennon penned early Beatles classics.

Fronted by Gaz Keenan, the band of professional musicians have played theatres countywide with the show, designed to offer an authentic Lennon experience.

A look alike and sound alike, Gaz featured in the ITV show The Big Audition which he went on to win. His ability to recreate John's soulful vocals alongside passionate guitar and piano work, is clear to see on stage. The show is stitched together with costume changes, uncanny mannerisms and caustic wit.

WHY? 'No-one can top Gaz who looks like Lennon in his early years' The Daily Express

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£16
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Sat 30 Oct

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

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

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

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Spooky Sing Along Concertini with Mairi Cowieson and Rob Castell

Dig out your scariest outfits and join us for a spooky 45 minutes of music from stage and screen.

Featuring songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Little Shop of Horrors all performed by West End singer Mairi Cowieson and CBBC singer songwriter Rob Castell.

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

Age guidance: 0 - 8 years

WHY? 'I genuinely think the parents may have had more fun than the kids’ Michelle Cairncross, Little Ankle Biters Berks

'Our family love Concertini, we go there to enjoy the music and dance together as a family. Ingela, Concertini audience member

‘Fabulous music for adults that you can bring your little monsters along to without fear of being thrown out’ Audience member, Rock N Roll Concertini

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£11, £9 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £36
Booking cut off time: 3.30pm Saturday 31 October

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

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

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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

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

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

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

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

Tues 15 Sept - 6 Oct, 13 Oct - Nov (27 Oct) and 24 Nov - 22 Dec
11am - 12.15pm
£8 per class or £28 per 4 week course / £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

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Twilight Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

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

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

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

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

Tues 15 Sept - 6 Oct, 13 Oct - Nov (27 Oct) and 24 Nov - 22 Dec
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class or £28 per 4 week course / £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of each session

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Yoga for Beginners (online)

Led by Julie Potter

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

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

Wed 23 Sept - 4 Nov (exc 28 Oct) and Wed 11 Nov - 16 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£10 per class | £42 per 6 week online course
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan

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

You will need to bring your own mat.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Wed 9 Sept - 7 Oct and 14 Oct - 18 Nov (exc 28 Oct)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 10.30am on the day of each session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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

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Six Artists: Very Different Flowers

Led by Jo Hall.

Watercolour and/or pastel

Explore floral works by a very different artist each week and then produce either your own version of one of their works or your own composition, but in the spirit of the artist.

The chosen artists are: Manet, Odile Redon, Van Gogh, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Emil Nolde, Georgia O’Keefe

Please bring your own reference, either live flowers and a pot for them or a photographic reference. We may not be able to share flowers.

Please bring your own materials and equipment.

Wed 4 Nov - 9 Dec
11.30am – 3pm
£120 per 6 week course

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

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

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan

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

You will need to bring your own mat.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Wed 9 Sept - 7 Oct and 14 Oct - 18 Nov (exc 28 Oct)
1pm – 2pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

Suitable for 18+ years.


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

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

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 1)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

After a long time apart, it’s time we rediscovered all the wonderful reasons we choose to come to Youth Theatre!

We’ll explore how we to tell stories by combining text and movement.

Drawing on the physical theatre styles of companies such as Frantic Assembly, we’ll play with the imaginative possibilities of using music and original text to devise short, original pieces to share at the end of term.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 16 Sept - 25 Nov (exc 28 Oct)
4.15pm - 5.45pm
£97 per 10 week term

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

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 2)

Led Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

After a long time apart, it’s time we rediscovered all the wonderful reasons we choose to come to Youth Theatre!

We’ll explore how we to tell stories by combining text and movement.

Drawing on the physical theatre styles of companies such as Frantic Assembly, we’ll play with the imaginative possibilities of using music and original text to devise short, original pieces to share at the end of term.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 16 Sept - 25 Nov (exc 28 Oct)
6pm - 7.30pm
£97 per 10 week term

If you would like to join the term, please call or email our Box Office team on 01628 788997 / [email protected]

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

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Wed 9 Sept - 7 Oct and Wed 14 Oct - 18 Nov (exc 28 Oct)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Wed 9 Sept and 14 Oct

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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

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Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us (Work in Progress)

In his new show 50 Things About Us, Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, stand up, mischief and really, really well researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom.

Mark picks through the myths, facts and figures of our national identities to ask who do we think we are?

It is a show about money, history, songs, gongs, wigs, unicorns, guns, bungs, sods of soil and rich fuckers.

And how we have so much feeling for such a hollow land.

(In the vein of the Manifesto meets a sweary history channel)

50 Things About Us is also a podcast (coming out in September) and a book published by September Publishing in February 2020 and an art exhibition... in Liverpool January 2020.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Friday 16 October


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

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

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Wed)

Led by Richard Lee.

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

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Wed 9 Sept - 7 Oct and Wed 14 Oct - 18 Nov (exc 28 Oct)
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Wed 9 Sept and 14 Oct

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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

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Geoff Norcott - Taking Liberties

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘A Right laugh’ Guardian

‘Happily, he is very funny’ Telegraph

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

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

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

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

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

Geoff Norcott's Website

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Chill Club – Yoga for 5–11 years

Led by Carly Brown

Yoga sessions designed for primary school aged children.

Explore lots of different yoga poses in a fun and gentle way. Using your imaginations, you will look at how nature and wildlife inspires many yoga poses and exercises, lion breath for courage, tree pose for strength, cat pose for flexibility for example.

We will then take a short savasana (blanket time) to classical piano music. This resting time allows all the work and play to settle into the children’s bodies and brains. Each session will finish with a poem or reading.

Suitable of ages 5 - 11 years.

You will need one yoga mat and one blanket each.

Fri 18 Sept - 16 Oct and 6 Nov - 4 Dec
4pm – 4.45pm
£37.50 per 5 week term or £8 per session


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


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

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Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors (PG)

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

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

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

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

Studio
£15 | £13 conc
Booking cut off time: 30 mins before each screening


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

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

Click here to visit Chris's website

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The Alter Eagles

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Saturday 7 November

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

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

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

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Uncle Vanya

Filmed at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London in August 2020.

Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their time on an isolated estate, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage).

However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Roger Allam) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar), polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge. As the conflicted family are forced to confront their despair, loneliness and each other, can the beauty of life help them find new hope?

A new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece by Conor McPherson directed by Ian Rickson. As the majority of theatres across the world remain in darkness, Uncle Vanya’s exquisite ensemble overcome the considerable challenges of working in a global pandemic, returning to the Harold Pinter Theatre to film the production, which is currently nominated for four Olivier Awards.

WHY? Full of tumultuous frustration and hidden passions, but brimming with hope and optimism for the future, Uncle Vanya is a must-see event for our times


‘An exquisite production. Perfection’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

‘Toby Jones is superb in Chekhov’s great tragicomedy’ ★★★★★ Financial Times

‘A superlative company achievement – most of us will be lucky if we see a better cast in our lifetimes’ ★★★★ The I

‘This is a Vanya for our times’ Evening Standard

‘Ian Rickson’s striking revival. Such compassion, such life’ ★★★★ The Times

Please note, that in a change to the advertised times, the matinee screening is at 4.30pm

150 mins

£15

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

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

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Crochet Social

Led by Sophie Woods.

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

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

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Wed 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec
7pm – 8.30pm
Live at the Farm: £5 (includes a drink from the bar)
Online via Zoom: £2

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

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

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Alexander Ullmann (piano)

Winner of the 2017 International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht.

Haydn Sonata in G, Hob XVI 40
Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 (Moonlight)
Schubert/Liszt Ellens dritter Gesang, In der Ferne
Liszt Sonata in B minor

Alexander Ullman has appeared as soloist with major orchestras throughout the world. He has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Seoul Arts Center and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center.

It is a pleasure to welcome him back to Norden Farm, where he played a Beethoven Concerto in 2016, before his appearance at Vienna’s Konzerthaus later in November. His programme range across three famous sonatas, and two of Liszt’s magical Schubert transcriptions.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Thursday 12 November

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

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

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

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Pete Churchill (vocals, piano)

An evening of Jazz, live from the Courtyard Stage and programmed by the late Pat Kelly.

Pete's innovative style and astonishing creativity always produces a performance with the wow factor. He is highly respected in his field as lecturer in Jazz Vocals and Choral Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall. Supported by Simon Allen (saxes), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? Pete has been accompanist to legendary jazz singer Mark Murphy and conductor of the Kenny Wheeler Big Band

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£15


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

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

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

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Paint a Topiary Garden in Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall

Topiary gardens are often a wonderful mix of organic and geometric forms, providing a wonderful opportunity to depict forms tonally and for mixing green hues.

In addition to watercolour we may add texture with a few coloured pencils, ink or oil pastel.

Materials: sketchbook for ideas, watercolours and paper, ink, handful of coloured pencils and/or oil pastels, own reference.

Sat 14 Nov
11.30am – 3.30pm
£30

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your workshops station, face coverings are non-mandatory.

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

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

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

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

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

Sat 12 Sept, 10 Oct, 14 Nov, 12 Dec
2pm – 3pm
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions
Booking cut off time: 5pm on the Friday before each session

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

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

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The Vinyl Frontier: Electric Dreams

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Electronic Pop Music has been part of our lives forever. Hasn't it? Join Jeff in a travel through time as he navigates through the history of the music and the acts that have shaped what we listen to today. In only 12 tracks, starting with 1963 and ending in 1999.

He's bound to leave something out so join him on this adventure and let him know what he should have played!

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

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£8
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Saturday 14 November


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

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

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Sunday Magic and Storytelling (online)

Led by Patrick Ashe.

Enjoy interactive stories online via Zoom - with an added magical twist!

Alongside the stories, Patrick will show you how the magic works and teach a trick or two. But because Patrick is in the magic circle you must promise to keep the secrets!

Keep an eye out for details about each month's story and what you'll need for each trick!

Sunday 18 October - The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking

For the trick you will need: A piece of paper and a pencil

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

Sun 18 Oct 3pm - 4pm
Sun 15 Nov and 13 Dec 11am - 11.30am
£6 per household
Booking cut off time: 10am on the Sunday of each session before each session

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Norden’s Ark Quiz (online)

In aid of the Norden’s Ark Appeal. Sign up for our fun-filled virtual quiz hosted by quizmaster extraordinaire and Norden Farm favourite Mr Jeffrey Lloyd!

We will be streaming the quiz on Zoom, so why not use this as an opportunity to make up a team of six with family, friends or work colleagues from around the UK and overseas.

Warning - we’ve structured the rounds to suit quizzers of all ages. Children may give adults a run for their money!

All ticket proceeds and donations on the night will go towards our Norden’s Ark Appeal to fund creation and delivery of arts entertainment and activities in live and digital formats for our audiences of all ages.

Live on Zoom
£5 per person or £30 for a team of 6
Booking cut off time: 6pm Wednesday 18 November

Takeaway offer - £10 meals: Book a takeaway meal at the same time as booking your tickets. Choose from gourmet Fish and Chips or 6oz Burger and Chips (vegan options are available). Once you have booked, please call the Cafe Bar on 01628 682566 to order your food and collection time.


Find out more about the ways you can support the Norden’s Ark Appeal here.

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Duchen & Lane

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Jessica Duchen (author/narrator) and Piers Lane (piano) Present ‘Immortal’.

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven we have invited Jessica Duchen to read extracts from her recent book Immortal , the mystery of Beethoven’s lost love whom he called Immortal Beloved. The readings will be interspersed with Beethoven piano music from Piers Lane, including the whole of his last piano sonata op 111.

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

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£15
Booking cut off time: Thursday 19 November 7pm

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

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

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Winter Night Market and Christmas Fair

Winter Night Market

Fri 20 Nov 6pm – 9pm

Christmas Fair

Sat 21 Nov 11.30am – 5pm

Our popular Artisan Fairs return – held in the Linhay barns outside and providing a safe shopping experience.

WHY? Enjoy mulled wine and live music as you browse stalls selling hand crafted goods

Free Entry

  •  20 Nov FREE
  •  21 Nov FREE
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Impromptu Shakespeare

Bursting with love, poetry, comedy, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in-between.

Impromptu Shakespeare brings you an entirely new and unique Shakespeare play inspired by audience suggestions to delight Shakespeare nerds and newbies alike.

Featuring a cast of leading theatrical and comedic improvisers, they've performed five critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and two at the Bristol Shakespeare Festival.

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

WHY? 'Sublime... side-splittingly hilarious' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'Chaotic, riotous fun' ★★★★★ PlaysToSee

'Ingenious and very funny' Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£15 (£13 Supporters)
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Friday 20 November

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

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

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Oldilocks and the 3 Bears

The first of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

Oldilocks finds a teddy bear in the park and remembers a delicious bowl of porridge she tasted years ago in the woods. Something else happened but she can’t quite remember what… so she sets off for the forest.

Join Oldilocks as she sets off for another adventure followed by a scruffy old pigeon. Will she find the bears' house and what will happen then?

A wonderfully funny and warmhearted celebration of the classic story, starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar… and 3 funny bears who love their breakfast.

Expect to be spellbound by lovingly crafted puppets, music and some steaming bowls of porridge!

The latest show from Garlic Theatre, who have previously brought Eggs on Legs, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Three Little Pig Tails to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

Run time 50 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

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

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

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Andy Parsons: Healing the Nation (tour warm up)

Boris Johnson replaces Theresa May as PM. Show REWRITTEN.

The 2019 General Election happens. Show REWRITTEN again.

COVID-19 arrives – show REWRITTEN for the third time. So the 2019/2020 Healing the Nation Tour has become the 2019/2020/2021 Healing the Nation Tour, and as the tour has gone on, there’s been less and less healing and more and more of the opposite.

Admittedly, I could have changed the title but it still seemed strangely appropriate - and some of the gigs have been rescheduled so it would prove confusing to existing ticketholders if the ticket said 'Healing the Nation' but the show was now called 'My Life in Ballet'.

So, we have the serially rewritten Healing the Nation Tour 2019/2020 now extended into 2021, not so much due to popular demand but more lack of open venues. And with negative powers of healing. Yet this latest, very new version of the show is my favourite so far.

Courtyard Theatre
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Thursday 26 November


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

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

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Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

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

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

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

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

WHY? ‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald

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

Age Guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's Website

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Gold

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

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£19

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

@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's Website

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The Annual General Meeting of The Norden Farm Centre Trust Limited

This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Check in is at 7pm and formal AGM proceedings will start at 7.30pm.

The Café Bar is open from 6.30pm and table service is available if you wish to order drinks or bar snacks (please note the kitchen will be closed).

There will be a live stream alternative for members who wish to attend the AGM virtually.

To attend either in person or via live stream, please book online here or call the Box Office on 01628 788997 (our opening hours are Wed – Fri 11am – 8pm and Sat 3pm – 8pm).

The Annual General Meeting is for Voting Members and Bronze, Silver and Gold Members.
You will not be charged the £1 booking fee.

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The Magic Porridge Pot and Other Tasty Tales

The second of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

"You can’t catch me, You’re much too slow!
I like to run wherever I go"

Can YOU catch that slippery little biscuit, the Gingerbread Man? You’ll need a big bowl of porridge first to keep your energy up. Don’t worry if you haven’t had yours this morning, Granny Grinpickle’s Magic Porridge Pot has made enough for everyone!

These two tasty tales which you know so well are served with unexpected spices and quirky flavours, along with Widdershins’ trademark ingredients of puppets, pop-up sets and original music. Perfect fare for fussy foodies and discerning diners. Bon Appetit!

From Theatre of Widdershins, the company who have previously brought Rumpelstiltskin & The Snail of Destiny, Rapunzel & the Tower of Doom and The Elves & The Shoemaker to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

Running time 50 mins.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

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

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

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Imagine like Chagall

Led by Jo Hall

Reference the works of Chagall to make a dream like fantasy in watercolour and/or pastel, inspired by memories of a familiar place or event, or choose to make your own version of a Chagall painting.

Materials: sketch book to work out ideas, pastels and/or watercolours, watercolour paper and/or pastel paper. (For full list see information sheet)

Sat 12 Dec
11.30am – 3.30pm
£30

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your workshops station, face coverings are non-mandatory.

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

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The Vinyl Frontier: My Favourite vs Your Favourite

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Consistently said to be the best format of the Vinyl Frontier - seven challengers take on Jeff in a battle of taste. Is his taste better than yours? Last time he won 4-3 so the stakes are high. The audience votes for their favourite each time and there can only be one winner!

WHY? Bring your friends for a festive treat!

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

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£8
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Thursday 17 December


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

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

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St John’s Chamber Players: Christmas Baroque

Last January, St John’s Ensemble gave the last of its nineteen New Year’s Day concerts – but the string players are reconvening for this special extra event to bring some Christmas cheer.

Bach Violin Concerto in A minor
Handel Pastoral Sinfonia from Messiah
Vivaldi Concerto in B minor for 4 violins
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Vivaldi Concerto in A minor for 2 violins
Telemann Suite in G Don Quixote
Bach Violin Concerto in E major

We are delighted that Jonathan Stone, stunning soloist in The Four Seasons two years ago, will join the ensemble. He plays both of Bach’s great violin concertos – and there are more popular concertos to enjoy too, as well as Telemann's witty take on Don Quixote. Nigel Wilkinson directs from the harpsichord.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Saturday 19 December


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

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

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

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Pinocchio

The third in a series of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

The objects of a carpenter’s workshop bring to life the tale of the puppet that wants to be a real boy, and the puppet-maker who wants to be a real father. A one man show starring Steve Tiplady, as Geppetto.

Pinocchio is carved on stage, brushes become a fox and the shadow of two saws transforms into a giant shark. An element of improvisation makes each performance unique to its audience.

Puppetry, shadows, illusion and especially composed music combine to create a show with something for all ages; it’s inventive, visually and verbally witty with a big heart.

'Wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre' Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

'Truly magical… captivating' The Scotsman

Age guidance 4+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream

Run time 60 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

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

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


Photography credit: Adam Crosthwaite

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Bye Bye Baby

Bye Bye Baby are a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon Jersey Boys and the timeless, iconic music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Incredible four part harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show that will make it a night remember!

WHY? Includes 31 of Valli’s greatest hits including Sherry, December ’63 (Oh What A Night), Grease, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin’, Working My Way Back To You and many more!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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The Sound of Springsteen

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£12

robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

Robin Morgan's Website

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ELO Again

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The Total 60s and 70s Show

Experience the two greatest decades in rock.

Take yourself back to an era of big riffs, timeless tracks and unforgettable anthems by artists including T Rex, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jeff Beck, The Kinks, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and more. Get down to the true spirit of the 60s and 70s, when the world was changing and so were we!
The band features top musicians who have worked with members of The Who, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and The Small Faces:

Johnny Warman (vocals)
Marcus Flynn (guitar - from The Guitar Legends)
Steve Tilling (bass and vocals)
Richard Willoughby (drums)

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

‘The greatest sixties band on the planet’ Time Out

‘Songs to delight the diehard fans and casual observers… played stunningly’ The Herald

‘If you want to see an electric performance by a band that loves music and loves what they do, go and see the Johnny Warman's Magic Bus’ Ridge Radio

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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Nick Helm - Phoenix from the Flames

Resurrected from the ashes, the two time Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and International Treasure in Waiting shakes his ass, sings songs and rights wrongs. You don’t deserve this...

WHY? 'The man is brutal, but by AC/DC he's talented with it' ★★★★★ The Latest

‘A true comedy daredevil’ ★★★★ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£14

Suitable for ages 16+ years

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

  •  19 Feb
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The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Quiz

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

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

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

‘An erudite, liquor-loving duo’ Metro

‘Pioneers of alcohol-based comedy’ Sunday Times

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

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Stephen K Amos: Before and Laughter

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

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

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

WHY? ‘Truly top class comedian’ EdFest

'Unashamed feel-good entertainment' The Evening Standard

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | £16 conc

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The Total Who Show

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

The Total Who Show Website

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Kris Drever

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter.

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

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

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

'The folk revival has a new standard bearer' Q

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

'Completely infectious' ★★★★★ BBC Music

'Utterly stunning' fRoots

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

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

'Kris Drever is a serious talent' Mojo

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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

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

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

For their 2021 shows they are joined by vocalist Tony Martin, best known for his decade spent fronting Black Sabbath, bassist Brian Badhams (Bernie Marsden’s Alaska, Steve Gibbons Band) and guitarist Alan Bell.

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth & I

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Alvin Youngblood Hart

The New Orleans native is known as one of the world's foremost practitioners of country blues.

Alvin is a faithful torchbearer for 1960s and 1970s guitar rock, Western Swing and vintage country. He is a Grammy Award winner and has released a Grammy Award nominated album. He has appeared on BBC2’s Later with Jools Holland and BBC4’s Blues on Later.

WHY? ‘The boy got thunder in his hands!’ Taj Mahal

Studio
£14

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Danni Nicholls

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

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

Her third studio album The Melted Morning was released 2019.

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

'A polished dark gem' Americana-UK

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

Studio
£12.50

@DanniNicholls
@nordenfarm

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Siobhan Miller

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

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

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

Studio
£16.50

Siobhan Miller's Website

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Only Fools And Boycie

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 13 October 2021
Courtyard Theatre
£19

@BeingBoycie
@nordenfarm

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Dom Joly

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

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

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

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

Thursday 21 October 2021
Courtyard Theatre
£18

@domjoly
@nordenfarm

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