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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained.

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

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Crafts for February Half Term:

Monday 18 February: Space – UFO and Rocket Picture
Tuesday 19 February: Birds – Parrot & Owl
Wednesday 20 February: Duck and a Rowing Boat
Thursday 21 February: Space – UFO and Rocket Picture
Friday 22 February: Toadstools and Gnomes

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Mole & Gecko: The Show

A rapper and a singer. A mole and a gecko.

A river. A boat with no name.
A quest for adventure.
A quest with a duck!

Enjoy live songs, rap stories and instant poems as our heroes find out that what they thought they were searching for, might be less important than what they find along the way.

WHY? An interactive rap musical that you help create!

Age guidance: 5+ years

Presented by Simon Mole and Gecko.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)

Dir: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore 2018 | 112 mins, US

Ralph and Vanellope must travel beyond Litwak’s Arcade and into the expansive world of the internet in search of a missing part to save Sugar Rush. Along the way they encounter pop-up ads, high stakes online auctions, Disney princesses and online driving games.

WHY? The sequel to hit family film Wreck-It Ralph

Click here to read the full review.

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

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Mary Poppins Returns (U)

Dir: Rob Marshall 2018 | 130 mins, US

Mary Poppins returns to the Banks’ household in a spectacular new story, to help the next generation of the family. Using her magical skills, she takes the Banks’ children on an adventure to help bring joy and wonder back to their lives.

WHY? Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Wednesday 30 January 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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NT Live: I'm Not Running (15)

Run time tbc.

Encore screenings of this explosive new play by David Hare. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

WHY? Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Daily Drawings

By Sara Hurley

Sara Hurley presenting a selection of her drawings on paper and canvas. Her subject matter is visitors of galleries and museums where they form a relationship with an art work; they become the art themselves.

You are invited to a Meet the Artist event with Berkshire based artist Sara, taking place in our Gallery on Sunday 3 February between 11am -4pm.

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The Front Runner (15)

Dir: Jason Reitman 2018 | 113 mins, US

Charismatic politician Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. But his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship. Tabloid journalism and political journalism merge, forcing him to drop out of the race.

WHY? ‘Hugh Jackman makes headlines in nuanced drama’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£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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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

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

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Thur 10 Jan – 25 Apr (exc 18 Apr)
10am – 11am | £6 per class

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Introduction to Jewellery Making

Led by Grant Forsyth

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

Spring
Thur 10 Jan - 7 Feb, 14 Feb - 14 Mar and 21 Mar - 9 May (exc 4, 11, 18 Apr)
10am - 11.30pm and 12pm - 1.30pm
£63 for 5 week course

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Storytelling

11am and 1.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales!

This Half Term the stories will be

Mon 18 Feb - The Bag of Warmth
Tues 19 Feb - The Witch got on at Paddington Station (by Dylan Sheldon)
Thur 21 Feb - Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.
Fri 22 Feb - The Magic Porridge Pot
Sat 23 Feb - The Magic Paintbrush by Julia Donaldson

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

Dir: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey 2018 | 117 mins, US

A fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. The story introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse - where more than one can wear the mask. From the creative minds behind The Lego Movie.

WHY? Nominated for Best Animated Feature at this year’s BAFTA and Academy Awards

'A dazzling animated caper' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

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

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Calligraphy - Improvers Copperplate Script

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

This course is for those with a general proficiency in copperplate writing who wish to develop further. Ornamental and letter flourishing will be covered.

Thur 14 Feb – 14 Mar
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 for 5 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor

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London Klezmer Quartet

Laugh, cry, dance and sing as the London Klezmer Quartet brings you the best of klezmer in a journey from the Baltic to the Black Sea - and beyond.

The line up includes Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion) and Indra Buraczewska (double bass). Indra's sultry vocals also breathe new life into old songs of love, life, food and drink.

WHY? ‘A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing’ Songlines Magazine

‘Exuberant yet cultured playing... no shortage of dynamism here... The tradition is safe in the hands of the next generation’ Sunday Times

‘Dynamic and authentic’ Time Out

Studio
£15, £13 Supporters

London Klezmer Quartet Website

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Strictly Ann - An Evening with Ann Widdecombe

Sailing dangerously close to National Treasure status, one of the most outspoken politicians of our time embarks on her first ever national tour.

Entertaining, enlightening and as controversial as you would expect, Margaret Thatcher and Craig Revel Horwood collide as Ann lifts the lid on life in Westminster and shares behind-the-scenes gossip from some of the nation’s best-loved programmes, including Strictly Come Dancing, Have I Got News For You and Celebrity Big Brother.

Courtyard Theatre
£22

Ann Widdecombe's Website

  •  21 Feb SOLD OUT
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Charcoal, Chalk & Graphite

Led by Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials and see our website for more details.

We will explore the wonderful qualities of charcoal, chalk pastels and graphite in this fun experimental workshop. Using the different media both individually and in combination with each other we will work through a series of sketches incorporating mark-making, rich velvety tonal work, delicate linework and even a bit of spattering! Bring a big apron and an open mind!

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Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last twelve years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation.

WHY? Be mesmerised by square bubbles, rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles, flying saucer bubbles and more!

Age guidance: 5+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@bubguy
@nordenfarm

Louis' Website

  •  22 Feb SOLD OUT
  •  22 Feb SOLD OUT
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Stuart Goldsmith - End Of

Stu's back with a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares.

Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who've lost touch with all their old friends and can't eat just one pain au chocolat.

Featuring ultimates, absolutes and surprisingly few conclusions.

Host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast (10 million downloads) and as seen on Dave's As Yet Untitled and Comedy Central's Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central.

WHY? 'Truly a comedy masterclass... endlessly inventive' The List

'Expert, charming stand-up' The Sunday Times

'A master of the form' The Independent

Studio
£10

@nordenfarm
@ComComPod

Stuart's Website

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Mary, Queen of Scots (15)

Dir: Josie Rourke 2018 | 124 mins, UK

Queen of France at 16, at 18 Mary is widowed. She returns to Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. By birth, Mary has a rival claim to the throne of Elizabeth I. Betrayal, rebellion and conspiracies within each court imperil both Queens - driving them apart, as each woman experiences the bitter cost of power.

WHY? ‘Saoirse Ronan rules over political drama’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£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 27 February 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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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

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

Suitable for 18+ years

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Sat 12 Jan (drop in session)
Sat 19 Jan – 6 Apr
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term

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

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Mirai (PG)

Dir: Mamoru Hosoda 2018 | 98 mins, Jp

Four-year-old Kun’s world is turned upside down when he meets his new baby sister. Named Mirai, the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. He becomes increasingly jealous. Then one day, he encounters strange guests from the past and future…

WHY? A sumptuous and magical adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are

Click here to read the full review.

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

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Zumba (Sundays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

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

Spring
Sun 13 Jan – 28 Apr
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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ROH Live: Don Quixote

165 mins.

Encore screening from The Royal Opera House. Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of this dazzling ballet. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea.

WHY? Sunny, charming, funny and touching – it is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Woods.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Spring
Sun 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 Mar and 28 Apr
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 includes a drink from the bar

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Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen.

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

No partner necessary.

Spring
Sun 13 Jan – 28 Apr (exc 21 Apr)
6.15pm - 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Beautiful Boy (15)

Dir: Felix van Groeningen 2018 | 120 mins, US

Teenager Nicolas Sheff (Timothée Chalamet) seems to have it all - good grades, editor of the school newspaper, actor, artist and athlete. When Nic's addiction to meth threatens to destroy him, his desperate father does whatever he can to save his son and his family.

WHY? Based on the memoir Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and Tweak by his son, Nic Sheff

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

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

Spring
Mondays (from 14 Jan, exc 11, 18 Feb, 1, 8 Feb, 15, 22 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

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Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey.

Giving children the opportunity to learn and explore through exciting and fun art activities – and we do all the clearing up!

Spring
Mondays (from 14 Jan, exc 11, 18 Feb, 1, 8, 15, 22 Apr)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

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

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The Arts Society Maidenhead

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

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

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

Mon 12 Nov - Jo Walton - A Family Affair: Florence and The House of Medici
Mon 21 Jan - AGM & Andrew Prince – From Downton to Gatsby: Jewellery and Fashion 1890-1929
Mon 25 Feb - Alexandra Epps – John Piper: Master of Diversity
Mon 18 Mar - Paul Roberts – Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

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

  •  25 Feb
  •  18 Mar
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Monday Morning Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

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

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

Spring
14 Jan – 4 Feb
25 Feb – 25 Mar
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £28 for 4 week term, £35 for 5 week course

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Mon 14 Jan – 4 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb) and Mon 11 Mar – 29 Apr (exc 1,8, 15, 22 Apr)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Mon 14 Jan – 4 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb) and Mon 11 Mar –29 Apr
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

  •  25 Feb
  •   4 Mar
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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

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 15 Jan – 26 Mar (exc 19 Feb)
7pm - 8.15pm
£90 per 10 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Evening Papercraft

Led by Catherine Smith.

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

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

Spring
Tues 29 Jan, 26 Feb, 26 Mar, 30 Apr
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session or £55 for all 4 sessions

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

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

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

Spring
Wednesdays (from 9 Jan, exc 20 Feb, 10, 17 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

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

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£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!

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

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

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£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.

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

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


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

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

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

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£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. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 6 and 10 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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John Kirkpatrick

John is a leading interpreter of English folk song and has also established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, anglo concertina, button accordion).

He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Steeleye Span and Brass Monkey, to name just a few.

WHY? ‘Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever’ fRoots Magazine

Presented by RM Promotions.

Studio
£16.50

John's Website

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Stan & Ollie (PG)

Dir: Jon S Baird 2018 | 97 mins, UK/Ca/US

The heartwarming story of what would become Laurel & Hardy’s triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the duo embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, their love of performing, as well as for each other, endures.

WHY? ‘Insightful and endlessly touching’ ★★★★ Independent

Click here to read the full review.

£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 (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!

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

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

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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

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

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

Thursdays or Sundays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

day dependent on availability

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!

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

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

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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

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

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

Thursdays or Sundays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 6 and 10 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 10 Jan – 14 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 7 and 11 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Duos with a Difference

Violinists Steve Bingham and Brenda Stewart perform on violin, viola, electric violin, bass violin with live looping!

A wide range of music by Mozart, Mike Oldfield, Michael Jackson, Michael Nyman, Wienawski and more.

WHY? Hear violins play music as you’ve never heard it before

Courtyard Theatre
£15, MMS Members £10

Maidenhead Music Society's Website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Spring
Thur 10 Jan – 14 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 7 and 11 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

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

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 15 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 12 Apr and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course
£49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

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

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 8 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 29 Mar and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
10am – 12pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

Spring
Fridays (from 11 Jan, exc 22 Feb, 15 Mar, 12, 19 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

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Experimental Drawing

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

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

A fun creative day exploring a variety of approaches to drawing in its broadest sense.

We will use a wide range of drawing materials applied with an odd assortment of tools! We will combine the drawn mark with collage and paint and use a variety of approaches to experiment and explore our subject matter.

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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

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

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 15 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 12 Apr and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
11am – 12.15pm
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course
£49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson

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

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

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 8 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 29 Mar and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Vice (15)

Dir: Adam McKay 2018 | 132 mins, US

Comedy-drama exploring the story of Dick Cheney, who quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W Bush. Nominated for six BAFTAs, eight Academy Awards and featuring a Golden Globe winning performance from Christian Bale.

WHY? ‘Christian Bale really is sensational here. He transforms into Cheney before your eyes’ ★★★★ Empire Magazine

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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Digi Den I

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 for School Year 7 – 13.

Spring
Fridays (from 11 Jan, exc 22 Feb)
5pm – 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Andrew Maxwell - Showtime

A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos.

Andrew is known for his eagle-eyed, passionate current-affairs comedy showcased in his many appearances on BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz, Welcome To Wherever You Are, Public Enemies).
He's been seen on BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News for You, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and BBC2’s Mock the Week. To a whole new generation he is the devilish voice of MTV's Ex On The Beach.
Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? ‘One of the most significant comedians working in the country today’ ★★★★★ The Independent

‘Showtime is a masterclass in mirth, sublime timing, and killer punchlines’ ★★★★★ The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@andrewismaxwell
@nordenfarm

Andrew's website

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Ahir Shah - Duffer

Ahir Shah returns with a brand new stand up show about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Duffer comes to Maidenhead fresh from a critically acclaimed sell-out runs at London's Soho Theatre and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It earned Shah his second nomination in a row for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

WHY? ‘Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph

‘Magnificent’ ★★★★★ The List

★★★★★ EdFest Magazine | ★★★★ ½ Chortle | ★★★★ Sunday Times |
★★★★★ The Wee Review | ★★★★★ The Skinny

Studio
£12

@AhirShah
@nordenfarm

Ahir's Website

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Parveen Chana

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.

Saturdays (from 26 Jan, exc 23 Feb)
10am - 11am
£67 per 10 week term

Suitable for 6+ years.

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Colour and Shape 2

Led by Jo Hall

One Day Art Classes
Led by Jo Hall

10am – 3pm | £38 | Please bring own materials unless stated

Explore harmonious and discordant colour combinations. Make small abstract paintings exploring what happens when an unrelated hue is included with two closely related colours, then making a more considered painting. Reference artists will be Matisse, and Craigie Aitchison.

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Dire Streets

This six piece band have performed Dire Straits’ incredible back catalogue to thousands of theatre-goers across the UK.

No other tribute comes as close to reproducing Mark Knopfler’s distinctive guitar and vocal tones. For this gig, they are joined by special guest Steve Wiltshire on sax and flute.

WHY? Enjoy two hours of faithful renditions, skilfully played with the enthusiasm and respect they deserve

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@direstreetstrib
@nordenfarm

Dire Streets Website

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The Mule (15)

Dir: Clint Eastwood 2018 | 116 mins, US

Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) is in his 80s, broke, alone and facing foreclosure of his business. He is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.

WHY? Starring Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña and Dianne Wiest

'A poignant, funny, and thrilling work of self-commentary' ★★★★ Indie Wire

Click here to read the full review.

£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!

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

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

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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

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


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

Thursdays or Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

Spring
Tuesdays (from 15 Jan, exc 19, 26 Feb, 9, 16 Apr)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Soft Pastels: Which Surface?

Led by Jo Hall.

Each week we will experiment with a different pastel support for soft pastels. With such a variety of coloured and textured papers for pastel available, it can be hard to choose. This course will enable you to try a variety of papers and how to prepare some of your own surfaces.

Please bring your own pastels and equipment. Materials cost to tutor approximately £7.

Tues 5 Mar – 9 Apr
10am – 1pm
£99 per 6 week course

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

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

Spring
Tuesdays (from 15 Jan, exc 19, 26 Feb, 9, 16 Apr)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

Spring
Tues 15 Jan – 12 Feb and Tues 5 Mar – 23 Apr (exc 2, 9, 16 Apr)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per class
£50 per 5-week course

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

Spring
Tues 15 Jan – 12 Feb and Tues 5 Mar – 23 Apr (exc 2, 9, 16 Apr)
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class
£50 per 5-week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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John Percy: Metaphorically Speaking

In this exhibition, the artist presents paintings that explore choice, decision and chance as a metaphor for the process of living in a modern, complex world.

The aim is to make enigmatic, poetically powerful, contemplative objects expressing a sense of the continual struggle between necessary order and desirable anarchy.

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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.

Spring
Tuesdays (from Tues 15 Jan, exc 19 and 26 Feb)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

Budding dancers and performers are welcome to come and try our Youth Dance classes at a free trial session on Tuesday 29 January at 5.30pm.

Spaces for the free trial are limited so please book your place through our friendly Box Office on 01628 788997.

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Discovering Alcohol Inks

Led by Kate Spencer-Millan.

A great class for any level of artist, learning together the creative capabilities of these inks. Each week is a different theme/subject, so you can explore all the possibilities. The class will teach a combination of techniques, with the opportunity to play and discover the inks for yourself.

Wed 6 Mar – 27 Mar
10am – 12.30pm
£60 for 4 week course, £16 materials cost to tutor

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Book Club

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

Spring
Wed 9 Jan, 6 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 Apr | 7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

  • Wed 9 Jan - This is going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor By Adam Kay

  • Wed 6 Feb - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

  • Wed 6 Mar - The Librarian by Salley Vickers

  • Wed 3 April - Little Fires everywhere by Celezte Ng

  • Wed 1 May - Transcription by Kate Atkinson

  • Wed 5 June - Warlight’ by Michael Ondaatje

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

  •   6 Mar SOLD OUT
  •   3 Apr SOLD OUT
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Beowulf

Beowulf is a performance-game that invites you to explore the world of this legendary story… without leaving your seat.

Seth Kriebel describes another place, a frozen world of Vikings and monsters. The world of Beowulf. The audience offers instructions to move through the imagined place - working together to overcome obstacles and fight foes.

Accompanied by an evocative soundscape, Seth playfully immerses the audience in the world of the poem.

WHY? ‘Delivers both laughter and poetry’ ★★★★ The Stage

Ages guidance: 14+ years

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@sethkriebel
@nordenfarm

Seth's Website

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A Private War (15)

Dir: Matthew Heineman 2018 | 110 mins, UK/US

War correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) is driven to the front lines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless. Her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Marie’s mission to show the true cost of war leads her to embark on the most dangerous assignment of her life.

WHY? Drama based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin

'heartfelt biopic of legendary frontline reporter' The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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Women: A Success Story

Dir: Ceri Dingle 2018 | 104 mins, UK

A new film documenting the great advances of the past 100 years. Confronting contemporary myths and prejudices, forty women across the generations give us a fresh perspective. They share their life stories, what they overcame and what’s changed.

WHY? Screening to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019

£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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Robin Ince's Chaos of Delight

The multi-award winning comedian broadcaster and author returns.

The Sony Gold and Rose d'Or are just two of the awards he has won for his hugely popular Radio four series, The Infinite Monkey Cage. He received the Time Out award for outstanding contribution to comedy and has three Chortle comedy awards. Don’t miss his latest show!

WHY? ‘A bundle of fascinating and surprising digressions and uncanny impressions' ★★★★ The Times

Studio
£15 (£14 conc)

@robinince
@nordenfarm

Robin's Website

  •   7 Mar SOLD OUT
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Ink, Resist, Bleach & Wash

Led by Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials and see our website for more details.

We will explore the wonderful qualities of ink, bleach and resists in this fun experimental workshop.

Using a variety of approaches and techniques we will work through a series of sketches and exercises incorporating mark-making, loose washes, and a bit of splashing and spattering! Bring a big apron and an open mind!

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Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

The award winning comedian is now comfortably in his forties and a new dad.

He delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines. Does he still agree with those points of view or has he finally grown up? Plus a little navel gazing tossed in for the arty-farty types. Ages 16+ years.

WHY? ‘Lethally funny’ Metro

‘Absolutely hilarious’ Independent

‘Effortlessly funny… You have to go and see Glenn Wool’ Guardian

‘Why aren't you in a queue somewhere buying a ticket?’ Scotsman

@GlennWool
@nordenfarm

Glenn Wool's Website

Studio
£14

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The Amy Winehouse Experience - AKA Lioness

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

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

With support from Lauren Hope.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

The Amy Winehouse Experience Website

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

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

Spring
Sat 12 Jan, 9 Mar and 27 Apr
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee to tutor

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   9 Mar SOLD OUT
  •  27 Apr SOLD OUT
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Katsushika Hokusai Japanese Study

Led by Caroline Crawford

Painting Studies
Led by Caroline Crawford

Saturdays 10am – 3pm | £44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

Suitable for all levels of experience. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor. See our website for more details.

Based on the work of 16th century painter and printmaker of the Edo period, Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. We create a beautiful piece inspired by his work.

Working with a small range of colours students learn how to work and build their piece, with gouache watercolour paints. Finished with coloured pencils, & careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day Careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day by artist Caroline Crawford.

  •   9 Mar SOLD OUT
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Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior... Confessions of a Club Comic

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

But live comedy is where she's in her element. Expect sharp-tongued gags, cultural observation and whatever else is in her easily distracted mind this time around.

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

Age guidance: 14+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Shappi's Website

@ShappiKhorsandi
@nordenfarm

  •   9 Mar SOLD OUT
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The Vinyl Frontier: ABC vs Tears for Fears

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

Two of 80s pop’s finest groups go head to head showcasing their biggest-selling LPs.

In 1983 ABC released The Lexicon of Love, produced by Trevor Horn it was the soundtrack of early 1980s UK. Forward to 1985 and Tears for Fears reached their commercial zenith with a transatlantic smash hit LP. Both albums contain multiple hit singles and influenced many future artists.

Studio
£8

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Stuff by Tom Wells

Norden Farm Youth Theatre Academy stage this exciting new play in Norden Farm's Studio theatre as part of National Theatre Connections 2019.

Vinny's organising a surprise birthday party for his mate, Anita. It's not going well: his choice of venue is a bit misguided, Anita's not keen on leaving the house, and everyone else has their own stuff going on. Maybe a surprise party wasn't the best idea?

A play about trying (but not really managing) to help.

There will be another chance to catch the production at the Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton on Sunday 7 April.

Directed by Aislinn Hurst.

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Studio
£5

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Green Book (12A)

Dir: Peter Farrelly 2018 | 130 mins, US

Tony Lip is hired to drive Dr Don Shirley, a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South. Confronted with racism, danger - as well as unexpected humanity and humour - they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

WHY? Nominated for four BAFTAs and five Academy Awards

'Ali and Mortensen make a tremendously engaging odd couple' ★★★★ The Independent

Click here to read the full review.

£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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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15)

Dir: Marielle Heller 2018 | 106 mins, US

Lee Israel is a best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970s and 80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee finds herself unable to get published, she turns her art form to deception.

Nominated for three BAFTAs and three Academy Awards, including Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.

WHY? ‘Everything – performance, script, direction, cinematography – works in perfect concert’ Little White Lies

'Well structured, witty and poignant' ★★★★★ The Independent

Click here to read the full review.

£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 13 March 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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A Murder has been Renounced

By Lee Mueller

Mystery, (GASP) Murder (GASP) and terrible puns…(OH MY!)

When Nick and Darla’s car breaks down on a dark and stormy night, they are left with no choice but to knock on the nearest house’s door for help.

However, they soon discover that what they find inside is not all that meets the eye. A sarcastic maid? Fake posh accents? Gunshots?! And yet no one seems to care…

Join Nick, Darla and the rest of the gang as they try to solve the mystery that will have you on the edge of your seat, quivering with antici…………pation.

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Twisted Art: Paint and Sip

Led by Angela Mitchell.

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

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

Tuesday 22 January - Snow Angels

Tuesday 5 February - Birch Trees in the Sun

Tuesday 12 March - Flower Frenzy

Tuesday 23 April - Leap of Faith

Tues 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Mar, 23 Apr
7.30pm - 10pm
£25 per session, £5 materials cost to tutor

Angela's Website
Angela's Facebook Page

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Creative Writing

Led by Katy Walker.

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

Suitable for all.

Wed 23 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Mar, 3 Apr
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

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Mile Twelve

Formed in Boston in 2014, Mile Twelve have performed extensively across the USA, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

In 2017, the band were awarded Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association. Their music draws on a range of diverse influences. Expect an evening of captivating songs and adventurous instrumentals.

WHY? An award-winning American band, beautifully walking the line between contemporary and traditional bluegrass and acoustic roots.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Mile Twelve's Website

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Nest

A stunning multi-sensory experience for pre-walking babies, their parents and carers.

Unfolding in a custom-built performance tent, Nest takes audiences on a journey through the seasons, using playful poetry, sound and song, captivating movement and tactile and sensory play.

WHY? Gentle, surprising and magical

Age guidance: 0-14 months

Presented by house. By Anna Beecher and Rachel Lincoln.

Studio
£12 standard (includes a baby under 18 months), additional babies/infants £8

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Tina May

Truly ‘The Lady of Jazz’, with a stunning range and repertoire ideally suited to the intimate club-style presentation of Jazz in the Studio at Norden Farm.

In combination with the remarkable musicianship of Simon Marsh (alto and tenor sax) Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? ‘That great rarity, a singer who enhances a song’ The Observer

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Tina's Website

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Angela Barnes: Rose-Tinted

Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC 2's Insert Name Here, BBC R4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC R4Extra) is back with her brand new show.

With stand up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life.

WHY? 'Feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines' The Scotsman

'She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic' The Guardian

'The pace is fast, the material strong and the delivery perfect' Chortle

Support act to be announced.

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc)

@AngelaBarnes
@nordenfarm

Angela's Website

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Drawing with Coloured Pens

By Jo Hall

One Day Art Classes
Led by Jo Hall

10am – 3pm | £38 | Please bring own materials unless stated

Nearly all of us have a variety of coloured pens but their potential for drawing is not always realised. Bring what you have, then mark make, doodle and think visually before launching into making intuitive drawings or a representational drawing from the objects or photographic reference supplied.

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Alan Johnson - In My Life

Alan Johnson is one of the most popular politicians of recent times and now a best-selling author.

His memoirs have sold half a million copies to date. This highly entertaining show is inspired by his latest book In My Life. From growing up as an orphan in a West London slum in the 1950s to becoming a postman before rising through the Labour Party ranks to hold several cabinet posts, including Home Secretary.

WHY? Alan tells his personal story with the help of some of the music that has soundtracked his life

Courtyard Theatre
£18

  •  16 Mar SOLD OUT
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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

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

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

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

Spring
Sundays
13 Jan | 10am – 11am
17 Feb | 10am – 11am
17 Mar | 10am – 11am
28 Apr | 10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

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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.

Our storyteller Ruth will be reading Travels on the Magic Carpet on Sunday 10 February.

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

The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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Jewel Tones - Sing into Spring!

Join Jewel Tones, Crosfields Chamber Choir and the Abbey Junior School Chamber Choir for an afternoon of song.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

Jewel Tones Website

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

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

Spring
Tues 15 Jan, 19 Feb, 19 Mar, 16 Apr
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session


Suitable for 18+ years

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One Night Only

Join BCA’s students as they present their ‘best of’ compilation of a year’s work, including musical theatre, pop music, sketches and dance.

The second act showcases the talents of their second year Level 3 students in their own devised mini-musical, their final performance with BCA.

WHY? An evening of music, dance, song and drama showcasing the aspirations of BCA’s talented young performers

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 students and under 18s)

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All is True (12A)

Dir: Kenneth Branagh 2018 | 101 mins, UK

The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.

WHY? Kenneth Branagh stars and directs, alongside Judi Dench and Ian McKellen

'Kenneth Branagh's witty, lovely meditation on Shakespeare's legacy' ★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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Megan Henwood & Findlay Napier

BBC Folk award winning singer-songwriter Megan Henwood creates folk roots music of beguiling purity.

Findlay Napier is one of the finest songwriters and storytellers of the contemporary Scottish folk scene. Their collaboration has led to the creation of songs about a hermit known as The North Pond Phantom, Georg Cantor’s struggle with infinity, maths and God and something about shepherds and leaders!

WHY? ‘Henwood has moved far beyond parameters into a world where anything is possible’ R2 Magazine

Presented by RM Promotions.

Studio
£16.50

@meganhenwood
@findlaynapier
@nordenfarm

Megan's Website
Findlay's Website

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If Beale Street Could Talk (15)

Dir: Barry Jenkins 2018 | 119 mins, US

1970s Harlem. Wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her fiancé Alonzo, nicknamed Fonny. Friends since childhood, the couple dream of a future together. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit.

Nominated for two BAFTAs and three Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.

WHY? Adapted from James Baldwin’s novel by Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

'With his follow-up to best picture winner Moonlight, the writer-director brings James Baldwin’s 1974 novel to the screen with heartbreaking, visually audacious results' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£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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Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

Students will be taken through the basics of the modern calligraphy style using pointed pens. Exploring how the script can be used to create beautiful cards and gifts. Very similar to copperplate, but with a modern twist.

Thur 21 Mar– 9 May (exc 4, 11, 18 Apr)
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 for 5 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Ivo Graham - Motion Sickness

A feisty new hour about facing the future, named after his fourth favourite Hot Chip song (and a beaut by Phoebe Bridgers).

As seen/heard on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live From The BBC, Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier, Fighting Talk, The Now Show, It’s Not What You Know, and eating Subway sandwiches in petrol stations.

WHY? 'Endlessly amusing hour from the politest man in comedy' ★★★★ The I

Studio
£12

Ivo's Website

@IvoGraham
@nordenfarm

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Linoprinting in Colour

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

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

Take the simple process of linoprinting and explore a variety of different ways to introduce colour into your images. We will produce a set of single and multi-colour prints in this structured but relaxed workshop exploring techniques such as spot inking, rainbow rolls, chine colle, stencils & masks.

  •  22 Mar SOLD OUT
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A New Flame - The Simply Red Tribute Show

The exceptional 9-piece band recreates every slick groove and perfect melody from Mick Hucknall’s remarkable global career in an unparalleled display of authenticity and style, guaranteed to keep the audience dancing and singing all night.

Expect a truly memorable evening of great music, featuring the vocals of Dave Duckmanton as Mick Hucknall.

WHY? With all the hits including Stars, Money's Too Tight To Mention and Holding Back The Years

Courtyard Theatre
£16

A New Flame website

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Songs from Ireland

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

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

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

Presented by Isosceles.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Instant Family (12A)

Dir: Sean Anders 2018 | 118 mins, US

When Pete and Ellie choose to start a family, they stumble head first into the world of foster care adoption. After they learn their perfect foster child has two other siblings, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.

WHY? Heart-warming comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne and Octavia Spencer

'An engaging, entertaining comedy-drama with its heart in the right place' Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£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 27 March 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 Askew Sisters

Emily Askew and Hazel Askew (Lady Maisery) have become known as two of the foremost performers and interpreters of English folk music.

They rework and reinterpret songs and balladry, creating breathtaking arrangements. Both are skilled multi-instrumentalists and expert players of dance music - using fiddle, melodeon, concertina and cello in their innate drive to bring old dance music to life.

WHY? ‘This is traditional folk in a fine, fresh form’ The Telegraph

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

Tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

@AskewSisters
@nordenfarm

The Askew Sisters Website

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Capernaum (15)

Dir: Nadine Labaki 2019 | 126 mins, Lb/US

(Arabic with English subtitles)

12-year-old Zain is a gutsy streetwise child. After fleeing his negligent parents, he uses his wits to survive the dangers of the city streets. His journey leads him to a courtroom, trying to assert his rights by suing his parent for the ‘crime’ of giving him life.

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s BAFTA and Academy Awards.

WHY? Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival

'A film that already feels like a landmark' ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

£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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Odyssey

Stranded war hero Odysseus must struggle against the odds to get home to his wife.

But can he battle his way through grumpy gods, naughty nymphs, monocular monsters and over a hundred sleazy suitors? All whilst wearing an Ancient Greek robe that looks suspiciously like a bedsheet?

WHY? The Pantaloons present a hilarious new verse adaptation of the most epic journey of all time

Presented by The Pantaloons.

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@ThePantaloons
@nordenfarm

The Pantaloons Website

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Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

  1. A horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England - where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food and talk endlessly about the weather.

The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Judge for yourself as a crack team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life.

WHY? Catch this rib-tickling show before it heads to New York for an off-Broadway run!

Presented by Fol Espoir in collaboration with The Real MacGuffins.

Studio
£15 (£13 Supporters)

@realmacguffins
@folesp
@nordenfarm

Fol Espoir's Website
The Real MacGuffins Website

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Whiteline Woodcut Printing

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

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

Where watercolour meets printmaking! Tips, tricks and shortcuts – the easy way to do Japanese style woodcuts!

We will take this ancient art and make it into something fun, accessible and simple to do. All tools and wood will be provided and printing will be done with tubes of watercolour paints – perfect for printing at home with a minimum of equipment.

  •  29 Mar SOLD OUT
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On the Basis of Sex (12A)

Dir: Mimi Leder 2018 | 120 mins, US

Inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Attorney and new mother Ruth takes on a ground breaking tax case with her husband, fellow attorney Martin Ginsburg. She knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.

WHY? Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux and Kathy Bates

£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 Friday 5 April 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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Odette Michell and Richard Lee

Odette Michell is an English folk singer-songwriter.

She has shared the bill with artists such as Eddi Reader, Bob Dylan and Jools Holland and most recently supported Phil Beer of Show of Hands fame.

Richard Lee, Norden Farm's resident guitar tutor, is a singer-songwriter with a powerful voice and distinctive guitar style. He delivers songs that are effortlessly upbeat and uniquely compelling. Expect hints of Rock, Nashville Americana and Country.

WHY? Richard and Odette present an intimate evening of music, playing and singing on each others songs

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@odettemichell
@Richleemusic
@nordenfarm

Odette's Website
Richard's Website

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Maidenhead Drama Festival

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£9 conc)

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Stephen Bailey: Our Kid

Everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record), stand-up comedy star, Stephen Bailey is back on tour with his brand-new show Our Kid – a story full of Northern warmth, some working-class guilt and a bit of blue.

2018 has been an exciting year for Stephen. The past six months have seen him embark on his first critically acclaimed UK tour, perform a season at the prestigious Soho Theatre in London plus support Katherine Ryan on her recent sold-out UK outing. His friendly brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the Britain’s most exciting up-and-coming acts in comedy at the moment.

His recent and varied TV work includes him becoming the resident agony uncle on ITV1's Zoe Ball on Sunday and appearances on Five's Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and Comedy Central’s Live at The Comedy Store adding to his extensive back catalogue of TV and radio work. Most recently he was the host of the reality show Celebs On The Farm on 5star.

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

Age Guidence: 16+ years

Studio
£14

@stephencomedy
@nordenfarm

Stephen's Website

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Gospel Concertini

Celebrate Mother's Day with an uplifting family concert featuring the astonishing vocal talents of London’s dynamic IDMC Gospel Choir.

Bring the whole family and enjoy singing, dancing and clapping along to hits by Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers and Jackie Wilson, as well as traditional Gospel Songs.

The 11.30am concert is a Relaxed performance - ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND.

WHY? Music to inspire you!

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
£36 Family and Friends (4 people)
Please book a free baby seat for babies under 18 months.

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Foxtrot (15)

Dir: Samuel Maoz 2017 | 108 mins, Il/Ce/De/Fr (Hebrew with English subtitles)

A desolate military checkpoint is manned by four young soldiers. At home, the parents of one of the boys are devastated by the news of his supposed sudden death. An intelligent dark comedy exploring the bitter absurdities of war and the impact it has on the people involved.

WHY? ‘A compelling family tragedy arranged with visionary boldness’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£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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The Aftermath (cert tbc)

Dir: James Kent 2019 | Run time tbc, UK/US/De

1946. Rachael arrives in the ruins of Hamburg. Her husband Lewis is a British colonel, charged with rebuilding the city. But Lewis has made an unexpected decision - they will share their new home with its previous owners. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

WHY? Starring Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård and Jason Clarke

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock and more

Jo Edworthy (mezzo-soprano) with David Alexander (piano) and Benjamin Aldren (clarinet) - perform songs by Debussy and Sondheim as well as Schubert’s beautiful Shepherd on the Rock.

Hear singer, piano and clarinet in different combinations in an evening of music both familiar and a surprise.

WHY? Beautiful intimate music performed by virtuosos

Courtyard Theatre
£15, MMS members £10

Maidenhead Music Society's Website

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Suzi Ruffell - Nocturnal

Star of Live At The Apollo, Live From The BBC, Mock The Week, Roast Battle and Live From The Comedy Store - Suzi Ruffell takes her sell-out and critically acclaimed show Nocturnal on tour.

If you don’t have anxiety, I don’t think you’re concentrating! Suzi is worried about everything - from someone breaking into her flat, to human rights across the globe, to her cat’s quality of life – and it’s keeping her awake.

Following last year’s critically acclaimed, sell-out run, this show is not to be missed.

WHY? ‘Excellent hour of Stand Up’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times

Studio
£12

Suzi's Website

@suziruffell
@nordenfarm

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The Vinyl Frontier: Your Best...Cover Version

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

10 participants present their favourite cover version on vinyl.

We’ll hear a snippet of the original and then play the full cover version on vinyl. Which one will the audience decide is the best?

Studio
£8

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Women in Rock

A fitting tribute to all women that simply rock!

Join these powerhouse vocalists, backed by a dynamic band for two hours of hits. Featuring songs from the world's greatest female rock legends such as Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Stevie Nicks, Blondie, Chrissie Hynde, Pink and Cher.

WHY? A showstopping night of entertainment that will leave you cheering for more!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@womeninrock
@nordenfarm

Women in Rock's Website

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Poppies Landscape in Watercolours and Pencil

Led by Caroline Crawford

Painting Studies
Led by Caroline Crawford

Saturdays 10am – 3pm | £44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

Suitable for all levels of experience. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor. See our website for more details.

Working from imagery we create the atmosphere of an English landscape. Working with a range of colours students learn how to build and layer watercolour washes and create a landscape with delicate poppies in the foreground. Careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day by artist Caroline Crawford

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Fighting with My Family (12A)

Dir: Stephen Merchant 2019 | 108 mins, UK/US

Paige and her brother Zak are born into a tight-knit wrestling family. They are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone.

WHY? ‘A good-natured comedy from director Stephen Merchant’ Variety

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Scratch: Choreographic Platform

Five different dance artists share brand new works.

A captivating evening of contemporary dance theatre that gives emerging artists a unique platform. Curated by Charlie Dixon (4Motion Dance Theatre co and Charlie Dixon Dance), in conjunction with GradLab Project at The Point. The choreographers will be available at the end to take any feedback or questions.

WHY? Join professional dancers and choreographers for an evening of bite sized contemporary dance

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

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Family Ceilidh

A live band, easy to learn dance steps and lots of laughter for a Sunday afternoon.

Join us for a reel and a jig around the Long Barn.

WHY? A great way for families to spend some fine quality time together

Long Barn
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

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ROH Live: La Forza del Destino

255 mins.

Encore screening from The Royal Opera House, directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano. A story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy.

WHY? Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic opera

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Quest! Next Steps: Dance Intensive

Led By Charlie Dixon.

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for three jam packed days. Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique in class, learn routines and create your own choreography.

Suitable for ages 8+ years. No audition necessary.

Mon 8 – Wed 10 Apr
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 Advantage Card)

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

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The Enormous Turnip

Living in their tiny shed amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything!

Before they retire, they can’t resist planting one last seed.

But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, the dog and you and me put together! It’s gigantic, its roots are under the house and it’s taking over!

Unswerving energy, eccentric puppetry and live music in a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!

WHY? ‘Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm sprout up left, right and centre’ The Stage

Age guidance: 3-10 years

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)

Dir: Dean DeBlois 2019 | 104 mins, US

Hiccup, chief and ruler of Berk, has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the village is under threat, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth.

WHY? A surprising tale about growing up and finding the courage to face the unknown

'The third film in the children’s fantasy series evokes wonder with skill' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to view the full review

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

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Take Root

Quest Family Fest: Schools and Community Exhibition

Continue your festival exploration in the gallery. Complete a Quest. Encounter towering plants, roots in the undergrowth and creepy crawlies above and below the surface as GIANT crops grow!

Visual artists Raphaella Sapir and Amelia Pimlott have worked with students and the local community to create an environment inspired by The Enormous Turnip a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!

Norden Farm Gallery

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Quest! Art Daze

Led by Michaela Clarke.

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

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Wed 10 – Fri 12 Apr
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 Advantage Card holders)

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

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The Kid Who Would Be King (PG)

Dir: Joe Cornish 2019 | 120 mins, UK/US

Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights. Together with the legendary wizard Merlin, they must take on the wicked enchantress Morgana.

WHY? Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure

'The characters are a delight, the action sequences thrum with invention, and when it’s funny, it’s very funny indeed' ★★★★ Empire

Click here to view the full review.

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

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NT Live: All About Eve (12A tbc)

By Joseph L Mankiewicz

Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove.

Broadcast live from the West End in London (Thursday).

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve… don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

WHY? Starring Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again)

Run time approximately 130 mins.

Courtyard Theatre
£15


Photographs: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic and Lily James by Perou
Design: Bob King Creative

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Myra Dubois: Dead Funny – Edinburgh R.I.Preview

The acid tongued Myra DuBois presents a sardonic side-eyed look at death and at the theatre of grief.

An evening packed with so many laughs that you’ll R.I.Pee your pants.

‘Incredibly quick witted comedy’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Trust us, you’re going to want to spend your fringe with Myra DuBois’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

‘Expect to be entertained’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘A display of caustic sensibility and razor sharp wit’ Scotland On Sunday

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

@myradubois
@nordenfarm

Myra's Website

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REMbrandt

REMbrandt play the hits and album tracks from every era of iconic band R.E.M, with the spirit and passion of the band themselves.

With new BBC live recordings being made available, now is the perfect time to reconnect with the sound, energy and performance of one of the most brilliantly diverse bands of our time.

WHY? Expect hits such as Losing My Religion, Man on The Moon, The One I Love, Shiny Happy People and Everybody Hurts


Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Captain Marvel (cert tbc)

Dir: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck 2019 | 128 mins, US

Carol has left her earthly life behind to join an elite Kree military team called Starforce, led by an enigmatic commander. But before long, Carol finds herself back on Earth with new questions about her past. And she’s got a formidable enemy in the form of the Skrulls.

WHY? The latest film from the Marvel universe, starring Brie Larson and Jude Law

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

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Gyles Brandreth - Break a Leg!

They say all political careers end in tears.

In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical.

Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), the BBC Radio 4 Just a Minute regular delivers dazzling wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy and hilarious name-dropping.

WHY? ‘A master raconteur’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph

‘Total joy’ ★★★★★ Scotsman

Suitable for ages 11+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@GlyesB1
@nordenfarm

Gyles Brandreth's Website

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ArtiSpring Fair

Back by popular demand - the Spring event in our popular collection of seasonal artisan fairs. Local makers and crafts people inhabit the 18th century long barns with handmade treasures.

Browse stalls including jewellery, gifts, accessories, candles, glassware, artwork and more!

WHY? This Springtime event joins the Christmas Artisan Fair and Summer Artisun Fair in the arts and crafts market calendar of Berkshire

Long Barn and Nordens Free entry

Please note that there is now a waiting list for stalls at this Spring's event. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for announcements about our Summer season events.

  •  14 Apr FREE
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Family Silent Disco

Our Silent Discos have been so popular, that we’ve decided to host one where all ages can join in the fun!

Grab your grown-ups and head on down to the friendliest disco in town.

WHY? Pull some shapes, bust a move and get into the groove on our Studio dance floor

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

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Everybody Knows (15)

Dir: Asghar Farhadi 2018 | 132 mins, Es/Fr/It (Spanish with English subtitles)

Laura and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the Spanish village where she was born to attend her sister’s wedding. But unexpected events lead this gathering toward a crisis that exposes the family’s hidden past.Starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

WHY? ‘Cruz and Bardem pull no punches in heavyweight kidnap 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.

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Quest! Make a Play in 3 Days

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

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

Suitable for ages 10+ years.

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

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

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Nick Sharratt's Right Royal Drawalong

Draw along with acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt!

He'll be showing you how to sketch favourite characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways of creating fantastic creatures like dragons and unicorns, and giving loads of top tips. To celebrate his latest book Nice Work for the Cat and the King everything will have a special 'royal' twist!

WHY? Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in

Age guidance: 4+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

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Singalong Concertini with the R'n'Beatles

The band perform a blistering set of terrific tunes - all played in that great Beatles style!

Bring the whole family and sing your socks off to belters such as Long Tall Sally, Twist and Shout and Rock ‘n’ Roll Music. Children can dance, sing or just chill out on our bean bags.

The 11.30am concert is a Relaxed performance - ideal for families with babies and toddlers, or Children with SEND.

Suitable for all ages.

WHY? Music to sing-along to!

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Please book a free baby seat for babies under 18 months.

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You Choose

A different story in every show – where you choose what happens!

Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt. Using the picture book as inspiration and through a series of games and challenges each show will come up with a unique story, with different characters every time!

WHY? From the team who brought us Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary

Presented by Nonsense Room Productions

Age guidance: 2-7 years

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@Nroomproduction
@nordenfarm

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RSC Live: As You Like It

Run time tbc.

Live screening from Stratford-upon-Avon. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

WHY? Kimberley Sykes directs a riotous production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Chicken Licken

A recipe of food, puppets and music following the adventures of a growing chick and her encounters with a hungry fox

A baby chick is born and thinks the sky is falling down. Chicken Licken grows up to be the Little Red Hen and asks her friends to help her make bread, but no one wants to play!

WHY? A trilogy of classic tales from the Ladybird books - Chicken Licken, The Little Red Hen and The Fox and the Hen

Presented by DNA.

Age guidance: 3-8 years.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

SOLD OUT
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Al Murray - Landlord of Hope and Glory (work in progress)

Citizens of Hope and Glory! Our new tomorrow beckons. A new tomorrow that smells reassuringly of yesterday, but with wifi.

One last heave and we will be there. And when the going gets tough the tough get going. Although the going won’t get tough and anyone who tells you it is going to be tough is lying.

Come join me to marvel at the majesty of our green and pleasant land. A land globally renowned for our culture, history and places, like the world-famous Salisbury Cathedral.

Join me to step backwards into the future.

WHY? ‘Stand up Gold’ The Guardian

‘A supremely polished performer’ ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

‘Wickedly witty Stuff’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£15

  •  18 Apr SOLD OUT
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Explore: Circus Skills (8-10 years)

Led by And Circus.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Bollywood Dance Party (5-7 years)

Become a Bollywood sensation! - this energetic session will get you moving with a fusion of Indian and western styles

Studio
£4.50
4 workshops for £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Chocolate Egg Decorating (11+ years)

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

Long Barn II
£4.50
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Drama - Make Your Own Sound Effects (Families)

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

Green Room
£4.50
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Circus Skills (Families)

Led by And Circus.

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

(Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years)

Courtyard Theatre
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Contemporary Dance (8-10 years)

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

Studio
£4.50
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Make and Decorate Chocolate Lollipops (Families)

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

Long Barn II
£4.50
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Drama - King of the Jungle (8-10 years)

Elephants or monkeys, panthers or parrots. Come and discover your inner animal to help us decide who should be crowned 'King of the Jungle'

Green Room
£4
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Circus Skills (5-7 years)

Led by And Circus.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Steel Pan Band (Families)

Create your very own steel band with friends and family and play music together! Supported by CultureMix’s friendly tutors.

Studio
£4.50
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Chocolate Egg Decorating (8-10 years)

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

Long Barn II
£4.50
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Circus Skills (11+ years)

Led by And Circus.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Steel Pan Band (Families)

Create your very own steel band with friends and family and play music together! Supported by CultureMix’s friendly tutor.

Studio
£4.50
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Make and Decorate Chocolate Lollipops (Families)

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

Long Barn II
£4.50
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Circus Skills (Families)

Led by And Circus.

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

(Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years)

Courtyard Theatre
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Steel Pan Band (5-7 years)

Create your very own steel band with friends and family and play music together! Supported by CultureMix’s friendly tutor.

Studio
£4.50
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April)

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Explore: Make and Decorate Chocolate Lollipops (5-7 years)

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

Long Barn II
£4.50
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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The Lego Movie 2 (U)

Dir: Mike Mitchell 2019 | 106 mins, Dk/Ca/No/Au/US

The heroes of Bricksburg reunite in an all new action-packed adventure. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat - LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space-wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt.

WHY? Starring the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Alison Brie

'A sophisticated new adventure... hilarious voice-work artistry, ceaselessly inventive pop-culture riffs and eyeball-popping graphics' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

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

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A Star is Born (15)

Dir: Bradley Cooper 2018 | 136 mins, US

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, but Jack immediately recognises her natural talent. Featuring original music with vocals recorded live during filming.

Nominated for seven BAFTAs and seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

WHY? ‘The live scenes are electric’ ★★★★★ Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£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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At Eternity's Gate (cert TBC)

Dir: Julian Schnabel 2018 | 111 mins, Ch/UK/Fr/US/Ie

Drama exploring the famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh, covering his time in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise. Complex and troubled soul Vincent seeks a new visual language, while also struggling to make sense of himself and his connection to those around him.

WHY? Featuring an Oscar nominated performance from Willem Dafoe as the troubled artist

£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 24 April 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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Robin Morgan - Honeymoon

Welsh stand-up Robin Morgan is about to go on his first UK tour.

One small issue: he’s only just got married and is spending his actual honeymoon performing to the nation. Surely there’s a good reason why he’s doing it? There is. You’ll just have to come and find out. Robin has written for BBC’s Have I Got News for You and The Now Show.

WHY? ‘A phenomenal comic. Utterly hilarious’ Broadway Baby

Studio
£12

@robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

Robin's Website

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Bohemian Rhapsody - Sing Along (12A)

Dir: Bryan Singer 2018 | 134 mins, UK/US

Drama tracing the meteoric rise of Queen. Reaching unparalleled success, Freddie shuns the band in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered without the collaboration of Queen, he manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid - one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

WHY? Your chance to sing along to this foot-stomping celebration of Queen and their music!

Nominated for seven BAFTAs and five Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Rami Malek’s remarkable performance as Freddie Mercury.

£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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The Favourite (15)

Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos 2018 | 119 mins, UK/Ir/US

England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne. Her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When an ambitious new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing.

Nominated for an impressive 12 BAFTAs and 10 Academy Awards.

WHY? ‘Dark comedy of 18th-century court intrigue’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tuesday 5 February 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 Kindergarten Teacher (12A)

Dir: Sara Colangelo 2019 | 96 mins, US

Lisa Spinelli (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is a kindergarten teacher and poet who is fed up with her career, her oblivious husband and teenage kids. When she discovers that a child in her class may be a poetic prodigy, Lisa becomes fascinated. She soon finds herself risking her career and family to nurture his talent.

WHY? ‘Brilliantly observed ethical pretzel about a poetically gifted kid’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£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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Blue County

Aaron Benward and Scott Reeves both had impressive professional resumés before they brought their voices together.

Aaron toured and recorded with his gospel singer father while Scott was encouraged to sing as a youngster by family friend Glen Campbell. They bring together a natural flair for harmony. Blue County have toured extensively with Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. They have also been featured artists in People Magazine.

WHY? Three Time CMA and ACM Nominated Duo of the Year with six US Billboard Top 40 hits

Studio
£15

@BlueCountyMusic
@nordenfarm

Blue County's Website

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Cold War (15)

Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski 2018 | 88 mins, Pl/Fr/UK

(French and Polish with English subtitles)

In the ruins of post-war Poland, Wiktor and Zula fall deeply and destructively in love. They are musicians, forced to play into the Soviet propaganda machine. As they spot their chance to make a break for Paris, both make a split decision that will mark their lives forever.

Winner of Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.

Nominated for four BAFTAs and three Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Cinematography.

WHY? ‘Mysterious, musically glorious and visually ravishing’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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The Linos Piano Trio

First Prize winner of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the Linos Piano Trio of piano, violin and cello is increasingly recognised as one of Europe's most creative and dynamic trios.

The trio possesses a colourful and distinctive musical voice and was praised for its ‘slow-burning, gripping performance’ by The Strad. Their programme includes trios by Beethoven, Brahms and Ravel.

WHY? One of Europe’s best piano trios plays exquisite music

Courtyard Theatre
£17, MMS Members £12

@LinosPianoTrio
@nordenfarm

Linos Piano Trio's Website

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Coldplace: A Tribute to Coldplay

Coldplace capture the feeling of a live Coldplay performance - the music, the visuals, the energy and the atmosphere.

In 12 years, the band have performed over 600 gigs across the UK and in over twenty different countries worldwide. They have appeared on Sky News, BBC Radio 1 and 2, and The Gadget Show.

WHY? The band have played at major festivals alongside Bob Geldof, KT Tunstall, Ringo Starr and The Kaiser Chiefs to name but a few.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@ColdplaceCP
@nordenfarm

Coldplace's Website

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Sounds Echoed with The Paul Jordanous Jazz Ensemble

The stunning, original and expansive ensemble return to Norden Farm following their recent UK tour.

Paul Jordanous (trumpet) is a London based trumpeter, pianist, composer arranger. He has been a regular on the jazz, funk and soul scenes for the last 13 years. He is joined by Piers Green (sax), Leo Appleyard (guitar), Sam Leak (piano), Kevin Glasgow (bass) and Ted Carrasco (drums).

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

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) £5 under 16s

Paul's Website

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Spring Ceilidh

You’ll be in safe hands with the expert calling and playing from our band Nedron’s Jig.

The band formed specially for Norden Farm's Ceilidhs and between them play Squeezebox, Fiddle, Mandola and Bass. The four musicians consist of two from the folk super-group Feast of Fiddles and two from the band Phungus.

Caller Brian Jones will be on hand to guide you through all the dances. Brian has been involved in Folk Dance for many years, he calls not only the traditional favourites, but also his own original routines. His dances are used by dance callers right across the British Isles!

Dances include the likes of Nottingham Swing, Cumberland Square 8, Virginia Reel, Bridge at Athlone, Gay Gorden’s, Dashing White Sgt and The Willow Tree. Expect familiar tunes including Atholl Highlanders, Rogue’s March and Dashing White Sergeant.

WHY? A social evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn - no experience necessary!

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Adam Riches - The Adam Riches Experience

Enjoy a unique show of off the wall, absurd and downright hilarious live comedy from the Edinburgh Comedy Award winner.

From edge of your seat audience participation to masterful character creations - no two shows are alike. Adam has been nominated for The Times South Bank Show Breakthrough award, three Chortle Awards and also named Time Out Comedy’s Person of the Year.

WHY? ★★★★★ Independent | ★★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★★ The Scotsman | ★★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★★ Chortle

Age guidance: 16+ years

Studio
£12

@TigcoRiches
@nordenfarm

Adam's Tour Website

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Fisherman's Friends (12A)

Dir: Chris Foggin 2019 | 112 mins, UK

A cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village. He’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. But the unlikely boy band and their families value friendship and community over fame and fortune.

WHY? Starring Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton, Noel Clarke and David Hayman

£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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ROH Live: Faust

225 mins.

Live screening from the Royal Opera House of Gounod’s enthralling opera. Faust trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle.

WHY? Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Government Inspector

Presented by Shifting Sands.

The Mayor of a small town is in a cold sweat. News has reached him of an imminent investigation by a high-ranking government official who is travelling incognito – The Government Inspector!

The town’s officials are thrown into a panicked frenzy. They waste no time to cover up the misdirected contracts, misuse of public money, the bribes, fiddled expenses, abuses of office… corruption that has been going on for years!

Matters spiral hysterically out of control when they believe that a stranger in the town is the real Government Inspector.

The Government Inspector written in 1835 by Gogol is an hilarious satire about corruption in a world where, increasingly desperate to hide their wrongdoings and keep the supposed Government Inspector happy, everyone loses their moral compass.

WHY? An updated version Gogol’s classic satire - faithful to the themes of the original. Expect engaging, accessible, exhilarating theatre

Studio
£15, £13 Supporters

Shifting Sands Website

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John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS]

One of the Edinburgh Fringe's most celebrated talents of recent times sets out on his first full national tour.

John-Luke Roberts' show this year was a complete sell-out run and one of the most talked about shows of the festival: a dizzying avant-garde ride through the mind of a gifted comic-philosopher. One with a blue moustache. Who thinks far more about the Spice Girls than anyone should. A masterclass in prop, clown, costume and Mel C-themed comedy.

And that's all we can tell you in the brochure, because his stupid title takes up the rest of the allotted space.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

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

'A hit' ★★★★ The Times

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

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

Studio
£12

@nordenfarm
@jlukeroberts

John-Luke Robert's Website

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An Evening with Alan McGee

Alan McGee is a Scottish businessman and music industry executive.

He has been a record label owner, musician, manager and music blogger for The Guardian. He is best known for co-founding and running the independent Creation Records label and is the man who discovered and signed Oasis.

WHY? Join Alan as he discusses his career, the music industry and his relationship with bands such as Oasis and Primal Scream. You will also have the opportunity to ask Alan a question.

The night will be hosted by author and broadcaster Rob Fiddaman, who will also be playing a Brit Pop/indie club night after the event.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Oye Santana

The Woodstock 50th Anniversary tour from Oye Santana, UK No.1 Winner at the 2018 National Tribute Music Awards.

You'll be blown away by awesome guitar work from Milan ‘Carlos’ Webb, and by the band’s infectious good-time feel on hits including the multi-million seller Smooth, Black Magic Woman, Maria Maria, Oye Como Va, Corazón Espinado and She’s Not There.

WHY? Celebrating 50 years since Santana's electrifying performance at Woodstock catapulted them into stardom

Courtyard Theatre
£18.50

@OyeSantanaBand
@nordenfarm

Oye Santana's Website

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Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Fresh from a complete sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Alfie Brown is going on his first UK Tour and he remains charming and disgusting.

His new show is about identity politics, trying to be a good father in a horrible world and being responsibly horny in the wake of wide-spread male sex crimes. He provides no answers, only questions. Society's new-found fondness for moral certainty is the subject of a search and destroy mission by Brown. They were wrong all along, it turns out if you believe in something, you’ll fall for anything.

WHY? ★★★★ The Times | ★★★★ The Evening Standard | ★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ The List | ★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@abcomedian
@nordenfarm

Alfie's Tour Website

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Alistair McGowan - Introductions to Classical Piano

After the success of his piano album (released through Sony Classical) and his tour in 2018, Alistair McGowan is back with the show that brings together all his talents.

Alongside tracks from the album, Alistair will play some other short classic piano pieces: from Gershwin to Grieg, Mompou to Mendelssohn, Satie to Schubert. Join Alistair as he talks a little about the history of each piece, the composer and his own connection to the music.

WHY? Expect a lot of beautiful music (with the odd mistake!), some interesting stories and a sprinkling of his trademark impressions.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Credit: Sony
Music Photograph: Christopher Dunlop

Alistair's Website

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Pop Up Bowie

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Jo Harman

Widely regarded as one of Europe's finest ever soul/blues fuelled voices, Jo Harman is an international touring and recording artist who remains a genre-defying artist.

A multi award winning performer, Jo has achieved considerable success at home and abroad, headlining prestigious venues and festivals throughout Europe and beyond. These include playing as one of eleven artists to 300k people at Parkpop in the Hague and opening London's BluesFest - performing a set at the 20k capacity O2 Arena.

Join Jo for an intimate evening of sincere and heartfelt music in our Studio theatre.

WHY? Rag’n’Bone Man recently took to social media to proclaim Jo 'one of this country's finest talents'

Studio
£15, £13 Advantage Card

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The Guido Spannocchi Trio

Guido Spannocchi is a Vienna born London based saxophonist currently about to release his third album. His previous albums Ahead Only in 2017 and Terms & Conditions in 2018 have gained him international press reviews and radio airplay.

Together with his trio, Guido has toured through Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, France and the UK and has had a major tour in Brazil. He also hosts several regular nights in renowned Jazz clubs in London.

Collected during childhood, as well as various tours, the repertoire and compositions focus on eastern European lullabies combined with Brazilian and world rhythms in a unique harmonic structure. These come to life particularly through the interplay of the band members. Consisting of alto saxophone, double bass and drums - this ensemble is as fragile as it is transparent and never ceases to take the listener on a journey through uncharted territory.

WHY? ‘An exciting deep jazz album creating a real buzz’ Paul Bradshaw, Worldwide FM

‘Wonderfully real jazz’ Christian Bakonyi, Austrian National Radio OE1

‘A modern day Ornette Coleman’ Tony Kofi

‘The perfect antidote’ Tamsin Snow

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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NT Live: All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

directed by Jeremy Herrin

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.
But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter.

With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

WHY? Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin)

Courtyard Theatre
£15

All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong

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Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Gabrielle once sang ‘dreams can come true’ and that’s lovely, but nothing to do with this show.

After sell-out, critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London, with both runs extended to meet high demand, Lou Sanders is back with a national tour. She brings stabby step mothers, alcohol issues and an unusual sexual encounter in LA with her.

This show is all about shame. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig herself – and now she’s rolling around in her own filth for your delight.

As seen and heard on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Hypothetical, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, The Russell Howard Hour, Comic Relief and Radio 4’s Unbelievable Truth.

'A Fringe comedian who leaves you wanting more? I’ll take that deal' ★★★★ The Times

'Lou Sanders deserves a Comedy Award nod for this show… Her best show yet' ★★★★ Evening Standard

'A reminder of just how good a straight stand up Sanders is…a joyous embracing of her eclectic life' ★★★★ Fest Mag

'She’s terrific' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Thank the comedy Gods' ★★★★ Chortle

Studio
£12

@LouSanders
@nordenfarm

Lou Sander's Website

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Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf: Prophet Sharing

Two great religions. Two great comedians.

The descendants of Abraham may have gone their separate ways but now stand-up comedian friends Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf – both stars of their own BBC shows – are joining forces in the most-unlikely double-act since Kermit and Miss Piggy (who neither Ashley and Imran can eat!) Originally brought together by a passion for the same football team, the pair are travelling the UK uniting people of every faith and none for an evening of laughter.

WHY? 'A slickly funny stand-up show' New York Times on Ashley Blaker

‘Imagine John Oliver in a yarmulke' New York Post on Ashley Blaker

‘A special vein of comic material' ★★★★ Financial Times on Ashley Blaker

‘Intelligent, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny’ Time Out on Imran Yusuf

‘An hour of cheek and charm' ★★★★ The Independent on Imran Yusuf

‘Sharp, passionate and uplifting’ Daily Telegraph on Imran Yusuf

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)


Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions

@AshleyBlaker
@imranyusuf
@nordenfarm

Ashley's Website
Imran's Website

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Flux

Meet Kate: a physicist in the male-dominated labs of the 1980s.

Addicted to the pounding beats and neon glow of her generation, follow Kate as she discovers her potential as a cutting edge scientist. As a girl, Kate dreamt of being among the elite, but as expectations become reality and the professional turns personal, her world is in a spin.

Follow Kate as she discovers what it means to be a woman in a world of men.

WHY? Inspired by the work of female scientists, Flux uses extraordinary
puppetry, an electrifying set and a filmic score

Flux has been developed with Shoreditch Town Hall, Oxford Playhouse, Arts at the Old Fire Station, Cornerstone Arts, Brewery Arts Centre and the Institute of Physics.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Age guidance: 11+ years

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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The Bob Dylan Story

Isle of Wight Festival 50th Anniversary - Greatest Hits Show

A stunning and definitive live concert celebration of rock music’s greatest icon.

Featuring Like A Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man, Blowin’ In The Wind, Knocking On Heaven’s Door, All Along The Watchtower, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Lay Lady Lay and many more and many more.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dylan’s famous Isle of Wight comeback - the joyous I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, the whimsical Quinn The Eskimo, the venomous Maggie’s Farm.

An aural and visual feast with evocative visual projections and fascinating stories. And don’t forget to shout 'Judas'!

WHY? 'Superb..., Does real justice to the great man!' Weekend Notes

Courtyard Theatre
£18


The Bob Dylan Story website

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Bilal Zafar - Lovebots

Best Newcomer nominee 2016 and Hackney Empire (NATYS) winner is back with a brand-new show!

Social media has been taken over by bots spreading hate, fear and influencing how we vote. In Lovebots, Bilal has made his own bots to fight back, except these bots only want to spread love and compassion.

As seen and heard on BBC Three, Channel 4, MTV, BBC iPlayer, and BBC Radio 4.

WHY? 'Witty and absorbing... highly entertaining' Times

'Delivers big laughs' Guardian

‘Fascinating and hilarious in equal measure' i-D

'A natural storyteller with a very likeable stage presence' ★★★★★ Shortcom.co.uk

Studio
£12

@Zafarcakes
@nordenfarm

Bilal's Website

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Tunde Jegede: New Worlds Tour - Visions of a Traveller

A concert that following the journey of two legendary travellers; DH Lawrence in Mexico and Ibn Battuta in Medieval Africa.

Featuring multimedia visuals, the concert is a journey through time from the Pre-Columbian music of South America to the medieval Malian Royal Court music of the griots and the kora.

Tunde Jegede and Rafael Guel are two of the most established artists in their distinct traditions. Together they combine to find a new, common musical language of transcendence.

Tunde Jegede is a world-renowned composer, renaissance man, kora player and multi-instrumentalist who has brought his particular concept of African Classical Music to a wide international audience.

Rafael Guel is a celebrated Mexican artist and multi-instrumentalist who plays an array of traditional flutes, vihuela (baroque guitar) and percussion. His music carries the essence of the Pre-Columbian musical heartbeat.

WHY? ’A stunning exponent of the Kora’ The Independent

Tunde Jegede's Website

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Morgan & West's Magic Show for Kids & Childish Grown-ups!

Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!

Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105!

WHY? 'Hilarious and good for all ages' Primary Times

'Hugely talented' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

'Superbly crafted' ★★★★ The Stage

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

@nordenfarm
@MorganandWest

Morgan and West's website

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Duckie

by Le Gateau Chocolat

Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, with a message of respect and self-acceptance at its core.

‘Totally engrossing… all are won over by the sheer magnetism of the performance’ ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

Family-friendly glamour and glitz take centre stage as critically-acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell as Duckie, in his first work for children.

Set in an animal circus, we join him on his search to find a tribe and be accepted. Walking a little differently? Sounding a bit strange? Looking unlike the rest? Watch Duckie triumph by realising these are his strengths.

A classic tale of identity and belonging told through music, narration and dress-up, topped with Le Gateau Chocolat’s distinctive baritone vocals.

WHY? ‘A baritone voice that makes the earth shake’ Basement Jaxx

'Duckie is a beautiful, thoughtful show... Salvation isn’t going to be found by turning into a beautiful swan – it comes from accepting yourself and realising it’s ok to be different’ Circles and Stalls

'Duckie delivers a message of acceptance and tolerance that resonates with adults and sews a seed in young children that hopefully blossoms in every new generation’
Live Art Alive

‘A reinvention of family theatre’ ★★★★★ Critics Choice, The Reviews Hub

Le Gateau Chocolat: 2018 Total Theatre Significant Contribution Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Age guidance: 3+ years. For the young and young at heart.

Studio (40 mins)
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

Summer 2019 tour dates presented by house.
Supported by Arts Council England.

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Charlie Baker presents The Greatest Goat of All Time

World premiere of this fresh, funny, fantastical story.

Starring award-winning comedian, singer and dancer Charlie Baker (Harry Hill Sky1, Dog Ate My Homework CBBC, Doctor Who BBC1) and BAFTA winning CBBC Class Dismissed actor Sam Battersea.

A live ‘Clip-Clop Hip-hop’ soundtrack accompanies our hero on her journey from 0-100% confidence with her magically tuneful farmyard friend.

Jokes! Songs! A Goat! (plastic) Smiles! (Not plastic)

Age guidance: 14+ years. Likely to be swearing and adult content.

WHY? ‘A very special show’ Blue Peter

Studio
£11 (£9 Under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

Charlie's Website

@BakersTweet
@nordenfarm

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Lucy Porter - Pass It On

A brand new stand-up show from the TV favourite. As seen on BBC’s QI, Room 101 and Live at the Apollo. As heard on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.

Always warm, witty and thought-provoking, this is Lucy’s best show yet. She muses on what we receive from our ancestors and what we pass on to future generations. Lucy’s inherited dodgy knees and global warming from her parents, but can she leave a better legacy for her children? Suitable for ages 16+ years.

WHY? ‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes … Genuinely delightful’ The Telegraph

‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's Website

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Matthew Read Trio

Formed in 2015, the Matthew Read Trio brings together three like-minded approaches for music making, creating an exciting new performance every time they play.

Drawing influence from the bands of Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Paul Motianand many more, the group bring a fresh edge to the world of the guitar trio.

Featuring Benedict Wood (guitar), Arthur Newell (drums) and Matthew Read (double bass).

WHY? ‘Proof indeed that the British Jazz scene at the moment is in incredible form’ Chris Philips, Jazz FM

‘Lean yet supple, song-like melody is the chief feature here, set in service of a mature, diversely inflected quality of storytelling’ ★★★★★ Jazz Journal

‘This is definitely a trio on which to keep a sharp eye’ ★★★★ All About Jazz

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Radio Active

With Angus Deayton, Philip Pope, Michael Fenton Stevens, Helen Atkinson Wood

Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions.

Angus Deayton (Have I Got News For You, One Foot In The Grave, Nighty Night), Helen Atkinson Wood (Blackadder, The Young Ones, QI), Michael Fenton Stevens (Benidorm, My Family) and Philip Pope (Who Dares Wins, Chelmsford 123, Only Fools & Horses) reunite to take classic scripts from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show on the road.

Among other classic characters expect to catch up with long suffering radio host Mike Channel, original foodie Anna Daptor and the accident-prone Martin Brown. Also featuring the cast’s original musical creations, responsible for such parody bands as The Hee Bee Gee Bees and Status Quid.

WHY? Heading to Maidenhead following a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Simon Brodkin: Let Me Introduce Myself

You may know him as ‘comedy legend’ Lee Nelson or as the ‘unfunny pillock’ who gave Theresa May a P45, but you won’t know him as ‘tiny Jew’ Simon Brodkin.

After three hugely successful series of Lee Nelson on the BBC, multiple TV appearances (Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at The Palladium, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala) and several world-famous stunts on the likes of Donald Trump, Kanye West and Sepp Blatter, Simon unveils his funniest persona yet; himself.

In this highly anticipated ‘debut’ show, the award winning, critically acclaimed comedian takes us from his childhood growing up on the mean streets of Hampstead Village, to his adulthood as a failed doctor, inept parent and fairly rubbish Jew.

WHY? ‘Prodigious talent’ The Times

‘Satire so sharp you could slash a tyre with it’ Daily Telegraph

‘Get him out’ Donald Trump

Studio
£14

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Mark Watson – The Infinite Show

He’s been cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Dave’s Taskmaster and half-killed on Channel 4’s Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island. Now Mark returns to what he's best at: being indoors.

Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with his usual notoriously high joke-and-rant-per-minute rate.

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? ‘He sparkles with originality and verve' Chortle

'A kind of unstoppably funny Superhero' Sunday Times

'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£19

@watsoncomedian
@nordenfarm

Mark Watson's Website

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Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

A brand new stand-up show following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo and a sell-out Fringe, one of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour. Sunday Times Best of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.

He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, and loads more.

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

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

'He paints us pictures with fantastical words and images... it's almost impossible not to like him' ThreeWeeks

@chrismccausland
@nordenfarm

Chris' Website

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NOTFLIX – The Improvised Musical

Five-star sellout show Edinburgh Fringe 2017-2018 and VAULT Festival 2017-2018.

Netflix combines the taste profiles of 98 million users to create a perfectly ideal viewing experience. Notflix combines the taste profiles of a room full of theatre goers to create a brilliantly hilarious and completely improvised viewing experience – a full musical.

The all-female cast use audience suggestions of recently watched films to create a brand new, fully improvised, one-night-only musical. Every show is different but what remains is the same joy-filled, high camp, musical celebration of everything you wish a movie could be.

WHY? Because everything is better as a musical!

'Roaringly funny and incredibly talented' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'Professional, fun and effortlessly funny' ★★★★ The Observer

'Surprising, spontaneous and delightful' ★★★★ Fringe Biscuit

Courtyard Theatre
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

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SIMPSON Presents: A Night with Marvin, Prince of Soul

Heavily rooted in R’n’B, gospel, jazz and soul, Nate Simpson performs his own version of Marvin Gaye’s classic songs.

Local artist Nate starred on X Factor in 2016. Since then he has performed alongside the likes of acclaimed jazz artist Julie Dexter on her UK and European tour. He has taken on the roles of Marvin and Berry Gordy in the hit West End musical Motown and performed countless gigs and festivals.

WHY? Join Nate for an unmissable tribute to international icon Marvin Gaye

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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An Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville

Hundred Watt Club return to Norden Farm with with their ravishing, risque and ridiculous evening of burlesque, comedy and cabaret!

Hundred Watt Club return to Norden Farm with their ravishing, risqué and ridiculous evening of burlesque, comedy and cabaret!

Prepare to be teased by the cream of the glittering UK burlesque scene, to roll in the aisles at riotous comedy and be awestruck by incredible circus stunts. There’s no dress code but dressing up to the nines is encouraged!

Your dazzling cast for the evening are; glittering effervescent showgirl Athena Beauvoir, award winning comedy magician Christian Lee, neo-drag burlesque Queen Lilly Snatchdragon, and obscene vodka-addled acrobat Velma Von Bon Bon. Hosting your evening is the outrageously funny Chastity Belt!

Age Suitability 18+ years.

WHY? A good old fashioned, bawdy and champagne soaked variety show!

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


Presented by Hundred Watt Club

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

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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
£15

@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

The Total Who Show Website

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Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A **** - An Evening with Gill Sims

Author of online sensation Peter and Jane, Gill Sims is the number one best-selling author behind Why Mummy Drinks, its follow up Why Mummy Swears and the recently announced Why Mummy Doesn't Give a...

Join Gill as she is interviewed about her blog, books, character and much more! There will be readings from her books and also a chance to ask Gill questions from the audience. Books will be available to purchase and sign as well.

Why Mummy Drinks spent over six months in the Sunday Times bestsellers Top Ten and was the number one bestselling debut hardback novel of 2017. Gill's second book Why Mummy Swears, published in early 2018, was a Number One Sunday Times bestseller for seven consecutive weeks and has spent a total of 18 weeks in the Top Ten. Since publication of her first book just over a year ago Gill has sold over half a million books.

Mummy has an idea... when she can get away from all the other ideas, that the world is full of mums who go to advanced yoga classes, get tiddly on a half glass of white wine, and attend polite book clubs.

Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night, of women with sensible haircuts who live only for their family and stand in the playground trying to trump each other by bragging about their offspring's academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and their latest overseas holidays.

Instead, she clutches a large and full glass of wine, muttering 'FML' over and over again, until she remembers that great idea...

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Sounds Like The Seekers

In 1963, Australian singer Judith Durham joined Keith, Bruce and Athol to form The Seekers. Within a year they were one of the biggest selling bands in the world.

Samantha perfectly recreates the persona of Judith Durham. The band perform all their biggest hits including Georgy Girl, A World of Our Own, I'll Never Find Another You and The Carnival is Over.

WHY? Experience the joyful sound of The Seekers... the carnival isn't over!

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Lennon Retrospective

Be taken on a journey through John Lennon's best loved songs starting with his solo work and culminating in the early Beatles classics in this two hour show.

The band is fronted by Lennon look-and-sound-alike Gaz Keenan. He has put together a professional band of musicians with many years experience. Gaz’s passion for The Beatles and John Lennon in particular, led to the conception of John Lennon UK.

WHY? Faithfully recreating John’s soulful vocals, his rugged and passionate guitar playing, simplistic but beautiful piano work, his look and of course - his caustic wit!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Miss Rosie and the Moonshyne Runners

With a sound and style that conjure the golden age of jazz, Miss Rosie and the Moonshyne Runners pay homage to the divas who packed Carnegie Hall, Mister Kelly’s and the Village Gate.

The band has performed at the Vintage New Year’s Eve Party in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall, Writtle Jazz Festival, and at such iconic London venues as Ronnie Scott’s and Toulouse Lautrec. From intimate jazz clubs to outdoor festivals and swing dance nights, the Moonshyne Runners believe the melody is the heart of any great song.

WHY? With her unmistakable voice, Miss Rosie breathes new life into standards, whether fiery swing, heartfelt ballads or the coolest jazz and blues

Studio
£14, £12 Supporters

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André Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert: Shall We Dance?

André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe.

The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of course, magnificent music.

You can waltz the night away with André Rieu - the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. And this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Summer nights are made for dancing and this is a party you do not want to miss! Prepare to be swept off your feet by this magical celebration of dance on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema.

Join André Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special guests for a magical cinema experience.

WHY? Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and an exclusive interview with André and as always, some delicious surprises

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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James & Black

Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been on a mission spreading the word of ‘Guerrilla Soul’ ever since.

The roots of their music spring from the tradition of the Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis - yet they are no throwback. The foundation of their music is in the voices and stories in their songs.

WHY? The duo have toured extensively across Europe and supported the likes of Gregory Porter and Fatoumata Diawara at some of the biggest festivals

Studio
£14, £12 Supporters

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Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her Blues Troupe

Nicknamed the ‘Empress of the Blues’, Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s.

The show chronicles her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 that ended her life aged 43 years.

Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) is joined on stage by her Blues Troupe - internationally renowned drummer Sam Kelly, with musical director Paul Jobson (piano), Tony Qunta (acoustic guitar), Marianne Windham (upright bass), Clare Hirst (sax/clarinet) and Kevin Davy (trumpet).

WHY? A narrated show featuring music from the era and showcasing many of Bessie's songs

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc)

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Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Due to exceptional demand and an array of sold out dates all over the UK, Britain's leading one-liner comic extends his brand new 2018 tour with even more dates for 2019.

He returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this highly acclaimed show. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

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

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

‘A master craftsman’ ★★★★ Times

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

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@GaryDelaney
@nordenfarm

Gary's Website

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Luke Kempner - House of Faces

Comedian and Impressionist Luke Kempner hosts an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits.

Expect celebrities, politicians and even royalty going head to head in Luke’s hit show; House of Faces.

As seen and heard on Celebrity Big Brother (Channel 5), The Imitation Game (ITV), The Royal Variety Performance 2018 (ITV), The Week That Wasn’t (Sky One), Murder In Successville (BBC3) and The Now Show (Radio 4).

WHY? 'A remarkable talent for impersonations’ ★★★★ Telegraph

‘Gloriously funny’ Independent

‘Blummin genius’ Dawn French

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@LukeKempner
@nordenfarm

Luke's Website

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Sing! Sing! Sing! 2019

Presented by Jewel Tones.

Join Jewel Tones and friends for an evening of music.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?
One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.

Featuring inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.

'Move over War Horse, this polar puppet is magic' The Guardian

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Ed Gamble - Blizzard

After a sellout national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy.

He’s been seen on BBC2’s Mock the Week, Sky’s The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, BBC2’s The Apprentice You’re Fired and more.

WHY? ‘A comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game’ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@nordenfarm
@EdGambleComedy

Ed Gamble's Website

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