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Hot Desk at the Farm

Looking for somewhere different to work? Need a break from your usual desk? Rent a hot desk in the 18th century farmhouse at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead.

For £40 per desk per day (+ VAT) you can expect:

• A desk space in a co-working office in a creative environment
• Available from 11am to 10pm Tuesday to Saturday
• Free WiFi
• Free parking and bike racks
• On site Café and Bar – for breaks or business meetings
• Access to tea and coffee making facilities
• 3 workstations available

This is a unique working environment, a place where you can network with other creatives.

There’s on site entertainment every day (cinema, gigs, comedy) and bookable meeting spaces including the atmospheric Long Barn which holds up to 80 people.

So if you need a break from your normal working day, become part of the vibrant community at Norden Farm.

Just book your spot online and turn up!


Covid safety:
Hot Desk at the Farm is located in the Farmhouse. So that the room can be sanitised between each use, the booking cut off for a Hot Desk is 9pm the night before.
Hand sanitiser stations can be found at each entrance to the building and at other points throughout the venue. Please use the sanitiser on arrival.
You can read more Covid safety information here.

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Zumba (Saturdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

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

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

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

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

Autumn 2021
Sat 4 - 18 Dec (exc 6 and 20 Nov)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Blended class taking place at Norden Farm and online via Zoom

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Pig (15)

Dir: Michael Sarnoski | 92 mins

A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.

Nicolas Cage stars in this highly anticipated new thriller alongside Alex Wolff (Hereditary) and Adam Arkin (Sons of Anarchy).

The screening on Thur 30 Sept at 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

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A Night of Bond with Janine Johnson

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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Creative Arts Social Club (online)

Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.

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

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

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

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


Mon 16 Aug - Mon 13 Sept: Loose painting style

Led by Caroline Crawford

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

Mon 27 Sept - Mon 25 Oct: Indian Sculpture

Led by Amelia Pimlott

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

Mon 8 Nov - Mon 6 Dec: Texture

Led by Caroline Crawford

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

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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

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

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

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

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

Tues 7 Sept – 5 Oct, Tues 12 Oct – 16 Nov (exc 26 Oct), Tues 23 Nov – 14 Dec
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

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Watercolour Landscapes

Led by Jo Hall

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

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

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

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

A non-audition community choir open to all. Working on everything from Madonna to Les Mis, from gospel to pop - this is an opportunity to meet people, learn some harmonies and sing your hearts out. No experience required. Enthusiasm absolutely necessary!

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

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Twilight Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

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

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

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

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

Tues 7 Sept – 5 Oct, Tues 12 Oct – 16 Nov (exc 26 Oct), Tues 23 Nov – 14 Dec
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 7pm on the day of each session

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Beginners Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

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

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

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

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

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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

You will need your own mat.

Wed 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Wed 13 Oct - 17 Nov, Wed 24 Nov- 22 Dec
12.30pm – 1.30pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Wed 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Wed 13 Oct - 17 Nov, Wed 24 Nov- 22 Dec
2pm – 3pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Little Tanks

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

Suitable for ages 12 - 16 years.
Wed 22 Sept - 1 Dec
6pm - 7.30pm
£120 per 10 week term
Booking cut off time: 5pm on Wed 22 Sept

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Wed 1 Sept - 29 Sept, Wed 6 Oct - 10 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Wed 17 Nov - 15 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Wed)

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Wed 1 Sept - 29 Sept, Wed 6 Oct - 10 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Wed 17 Nov - 15 Dec
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

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

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

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

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


Autumn 2021
Thur 2 Sept - 23 Dec
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Blended live at Norden Farm and online via Zoom

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Thur 2 Sept - 30 Sept, Thur 7 Oct - 11 Nov (exc 28 Oct), Thur 18 Nov - 16 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Thur 2 Sept - 30 Sept, Thur 7 Oct - 11 Nov (exc 28 Oct), Thur 18 Nov - 16 Dec
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course.

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

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.

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


Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

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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).

Fri 3 Sept – 1 Oct, Fri 7 Oct – 12 Nov (exc Fri 28 Oct), Fri 18 Nov – 15 Dec
11.30am – 1.30pm
£84 per course
Materials cost approx. £28 to tutor
Booking cut off time: 9am on Fri 3 Sept, Fri 7 Oct, Fri 18 Nov

Suitable for 18+ years.

Students will need to show evidence of negative lateral flow test on the day of attending.
Log your lateral flow test result through the NHS app and receive a text saying the NHS app confirms receipt of your result. Please show this to Jan at the start of class.

Face coverings must be worn during this class.

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Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

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

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

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

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

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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).

Fri 3 Sept – 1 Oct, Fri 7 Oct – 12 Nov (exc 28 Oct), Fri 18 Nov – 15 Dec
2pm – 4pm
£84 per course
Materials cost approx. £28 to tutor
Booking cut off time: 9am on Fri 3 Sept, Fri 7 Oct, Fri 18 Nov

Suitable for 18+ years.

Students will need to show evidence of negative lateral flow test on the day of attending.
Log your lateral flow test result through the NHS app and receive a text saying the NHS app confirms receipt of your result. Please show this to Jan at the start of class.

Face coverings must be worn during this class.

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The Last Bus (12A)

Dir: Gillies MacKinnon | 86 mins

John O'Groats, Scotland. An elderly man, Tom (Timothy Spall), whose wife has just passed away uses only local buses on a nostalgic trip to carry her ashes all the way across the UK to Land's End, where they originally met, using his free bus pass.

Unbeknownst to Tom, his journey begins to capture the imagination of the local people that he comes across and, ultimately, becomes a nationwide story.

The screening on Tues 5 Oct at 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

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John Horler - A Tribute to Bill Evans

John returns to Norden Farm with Alec Dankworth.

This time in classic jazz trio format, celebrating the music of Bill Evans. They are joined by drummer Ronnie Jones, to mark the 60th anniversary of the release of seminal Bill Evans album Portrait in Jazz.

WHY? ‘A pianist who demands to be heard’ Jazz Notes

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Simon Brodkin – Troublemaker

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

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

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

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

'Comedy legend' The Sun

'Hilarious' ★★★★ The Scotsman

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

'Get him out' Donald Trump

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

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

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

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Norden Farm Market

Join us for our outdoor markets – held in the Linhay barns and car park, providing a safe shopping experience. Browse stalls selling artisanal produce and hand crafted goods.

Stallholders on Sat 2 Oct include: Human Five, Ka Na Homecooked, Mack&Tosh, Agosti Gelato, Tamsin Denholm Jewellery, Halo Apothecary, Chadwick-Art, Como en Casa, Karen's Handmade Cards & Felt, Jet Lunette Designs, The Marlow Cheese Company, Ultra Kriti, Nicks Knits, Wilder Fruits, Cricketers Gin, Happy Leaf, Velluet Gray, Pixie Pottery, Golden Stag Candle Company and Sugar Plum Palace.

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


OUTDOOR EVENT | FREE ENTRY

Autumn Markets every 1st Saturday of the month:

Sat 4 Sept, 2 Oct, 6 Nov 12pm - 4pm

Festive Markets:

Sat 27 Nov 12pm - 4pm and Fri 3 Dec 6pm - 9pm (Indoor event)


Visitor Information

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

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

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

  • The Cafe Bar will be open serving delicious food and drinks.

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Sindhu Vee: Alphabet

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

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

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

WHY? 'Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery' The List

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50

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Zen Drawing with Colour (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

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

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

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

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

Mon 6 Sept, 20 Sept, 4 Oct, 18 Oct, 8 Nov, 22 Nov and 6 Dec
7.30pm – 8.45pm
£10 per session | £22.50 per 3 week course | £30 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of the session

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Olga Koch: Homecoming

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

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

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

'Blistering humour' ★★★★ Three Weeks

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

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

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

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

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

'The best Ada Lovelace line in comedy' Chortle

★★★★ Fest Mag

Studio
£14

Presented by Berk’s Nest in association with IAM.

@rocknrolga
@nordenfarm

Olga Koch's website

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Our Ladies (15)

Dir: Michael Caton-Jones | 106 mins

1990s Scotland. A group of schoolgirls go on a day trip to Edinburgh to perform in a choir competition. For these teens from a small town in the Scottish Highlands, it becomes a chance to escape their daily lives and run riot in the big city.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

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Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry - Open Rehearsal

An open rehearsal from the 42 piece Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry. Watch the band rehearse for upcoming engagements.

The Band of the Household Cavalry is a British Army band which ceremonially serves the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. The HCMR Band is the largest symphonic wind band in the British Army.

This is a free event but donations to the Norden Farm Centre Trust are welcomed.


Wed 6 Oct, Wed 13 Oct and Wed 17 Nov
11.30am – 12.30pm

Please note that these dates are subject to change.

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Keaveney

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

Suitable for those with experience of crochet / knitting.

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

This session will take place both in person and online via Zoom

Wed 6 Oct, 3 Nov, 8 Dec
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

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Kris Drever

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter.

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

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

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

@KrisDrever
@nordenfarm

Kris Drever's Website

'The folk revival has a new standard bearer' Q

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

'Completely infectious' ★★★★★ BBC Music

'Utterly stunning' fRoots

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

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

'Kris Drever is a serious talent' Mojo

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Respect (12A)

Dir: Liesl Tommy | 145 mins

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a young child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice and become the Queen of Soul. Starring Jennifer Hudson.

The screening on Wed 13 Oct at 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

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From The Forties to The Noughties

From The Forties To The Noughties is a charming show of songs, poems and memories from WW2 to present day.

Songs to include those made famous by The Andrews Sisters, Dame Vera Lynn, Peggy Lee, ABBA, The Spice Girls and many more

Funny, romantic and emotional poems paired with entertaining facts about each decade to make you reflect, laugh and think about your own special memories

Performed by the talented Maidenhead actor Clive Woodward and singing duo Razz. Look forward to a great night of entertainment!

Studio
£15

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine

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

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

Any mediums can be used in these sessions.

Sat 9 Oct, Sat 27 Nov
11am - 4pm
£27 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Zorn Palette

Led by Jo Hall.

Paint a still life or portrait in watercolour or acrylic. The Zorn palette is black, vermillion, yellow ochre and white. Painting without blue is both a challenge and a revelation of the subtle colours that can be achieved. You are invited to bring a couple of objects for still life or a portrait photo. Some objects for still life studies will be available.

Bring your own materials and equipment as outlined in the information sheet.

Sat 9 Oct 11am - 4pm
£40

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Daphnis Wind Quintet

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Programme to include:

Samuel Barber Summer Music
Ligeti Six Bagatelles
Francaix Wind Quintet
Nielsen Wind Quintet

The Daphnis Wind Quintet formed from friends in the National Youth Orchestra. They all attended the Royal Academy of Music and on leaving were awarded a chamber music fellowship. They now all have busy careers in major orchestras in the UK but continue to enjoy playing as a quintet.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | £10 for MMS members | £5 for under 18 or free with an adult


Maidenhead Music Society website

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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).

Autumn
Thur 7 Oct - 11 Nov (exc 28 Oct), Thur 18 Nov - 1​6 Dec

11.15am - 12.45pm
or
1pm - 2.30pm

£63 per 5 week course

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Fairport Convention

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

During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes. But one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance.

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£28

@fairporttouring
@nordenfarm

Fairport Convention's website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Our Best of Canada

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

A tribute to our dear friend Greg Gerard.

Ten people will play a favourite record with a Canadian connection in memory of a lovely man who loved Norden Farm, the Vinyl Frontier and loved his country's music too.

Studio and live stream
£8

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No Time To Die (12A)

Dir: Cary Joji Fukunaga | 163 mins

In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

The screening on Wed 20 Oct at 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

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Catch of the Day

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

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

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

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

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

One fish can make a big splash. 

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

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

@RedFoxTheatre
@nordenfarm

Red Fox Theatre's website

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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.

Sat 18 Sept, Sat 16 Oct, Sat 20 Nov, Sat 18 Dec
11.15am – 4.15pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Bottomless Brunch with Breakfast en Bread

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

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

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

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

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

Sat 16 Oct and Sat 27 Nov
11.30am - 1pm

Tickets are £27 per person and include either an Original or Vegan Breakfast en Bread™, plus Bloody (or Virgin) Marys, Mimosas, fruit juice, tea and coffee during the 90 minute brunch.

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

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

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The Amy Winehouse Experience AKA Lioness

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£19 | £17 conc


@WeAreLioness
@nordenfarm

The Amy Winehouse Experience Website

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Book Club

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

This season the Book Club will be reading

16 Sept - Conundrum by Jan Morris
21 Oct - Men at Arms by Evelyn Waugh
18 Nov - TBC
16 Dec - TBC

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

Thur 16 Sept, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

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Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors (PG)

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

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

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

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

Studio
£15 | £13 conc


Click here to visit Chris's website

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Dom Joly

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

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

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

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

Thursday 21 October 2021
Courtyard Theatre
£18

@domjoly
@nordenfarm

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Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

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Oye Santana

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

SOLD OUT
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A Year in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

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

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

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

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The Little Prince

Protein celebrates their return to live theatre with the award-winning family show, The Little Prince.

Find out how the Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and beloved rose and journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups!

Based on the world-famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Luca Silvestrini’s The Little Prince is winner of the Fantastic for Families’ Best Family Event Award 2020 and was nominated for Best Modern Choreography at the National Dance Awards 2021.

The Little Prince is brought to life using Protein’s critically acclaimed mix of dance, humour and spoken word.

Suitable for everyone young and old  

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

'St-Exupéry’s enigmatic tale delivered with quirky charm. Prendergast is touchingly excellent in the title role' ★★★★ The Observer

'Charming, imaginative and playful' ★★★★ The Stage

'An artful piece of children’s entertainment without sacrificing adult appeal' ★★★★ The Times

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

Run time 60 minutes.

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Cliff Richard Live – The Great 80 Tour

This October he invites you all to be part of the most fabulous big screen party of the year!

The Great 80 Tour will be broadcast LIVE from the Royal Albert Hall to our big screen on Wednesday 27 October. Featuring a selection of his greatest hits, this will be Cliff Richard's most exciting tour yet. His incredible energy and passion on stage will sweep you off your feet and be sure to have you swaying in the aisles.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Enrico Tomasso Quartet

From Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis

Alex Hutton (piano)
Simon Thorpe (bass)
Tristan Malliot (drums)

Enrico is considered one of the top trumpeters on the jazz scene and has just won best trumpet category in the British Jazz Awards for the sixth time. A popular figure at many of the European jazz festivals and clubs he has exciting presence and a lively personality on stage with his command of the instrument and stylistic invention placing him in the top echelon.

Exposed to the best of jazz from when he was a child, he met many of the great names including Louis Armstrong who took him under his wing, giving him advice and corresponding with him.

He’s played with many great British and American Jazz musicians and is first choice in the studios for period styles such as Bryan Ferry’s The Jazz Age and As Time Goes By, film and TV soundtracks The Great Gatsby, Babylon Berlin, Shooting Stars by the British Film Institute.

The repertoire for this show at Norden Farm will cover the great trumpet players from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis.

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Loyiso Gola: Pop Culture

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

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

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

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

Age guidance 15+ years.

Studio
£15

Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide.

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Hundred Watt Club - A Halloween Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville

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

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

Not for the fainthearted, this show employs and embraces adult themes, strong language and partial nudity with gusto. No refunds if it's simply 'not to your taste'! Glamorous, vintage attire is encouraged (we love it when you dress up!) but not enforced; wear what you're comfy in.

Age guidance 18+ years.

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

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

'Harking back to the gin drenched halcyon days of a grimy Berlin nightclub in the 1930s, Hundred Watt Club sparkles, fizzles and shines brightly on a dark night.' FringeReview.co.uk

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Geoff Norcott: I Blame the Parents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

Geoff Norcott's Website

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Notan: Thinking in black and white

Led by Jo Hall.

Notan is the balance of dark and light in a composition, deriving from the Chinese, Nóng Dàn, which refers to Nóng meaning thick or concentrated (dark ink) and Dàn meaning weak (watery ink). We will make notan studies using two, and three tonal values and discuss how these relate to painting in colour and printmaking.

References will be supplied or you are welcome to bring a couple of still life objects and/or any photos with strong contrasts to form the basis of your studies. You will need to paint in opaque grey and black on a white support. White and black gouache or acrylic would be suitable as detailed on the information sheet.

Sat 6 Nov 11am - 4pm
£40

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Spy Monkey

Join Hanuman, our brave and intrepid Monkey Intelligence Officer, on his most important secret mission to date!

He will need to use all his extraordinary superpowers to find and rescue the captured Princess Sita from Ravana, a wicked ten-headed demon King, and could do with your help!

Three incredible performers use hip-hop and Bharata Natyam dance, music and story-telling to excite and engage young audiences and adults alike.

Age guidance 4+ years

WHY? Full of daring and wit, this is a contemporary twist on a classic Indian tale from the Ramayana

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

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Frank Sinatra - His Way

Award winning singer Robert Habermann sings the songs and tells the story of Frank Sinatra's fabulous film career with lots of anecdotes, and of course his greatest movie songs.

After three musicals at RKO Studios, Sinatra made several musicals starring Gene Kelly, becoming an International Super star with the films High Society, Guys' n' Dolls and Pal Joey, where he introduced his songs The Lady Is A Tramp, The Tender Trap, High Hopes, Ol' Man River, You're Sensational, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and the Oscar Winner All the Way and many others.

Musical Director: Trevor Brown

Studio
£15

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Sara Barron – Enemies Closer

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

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

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

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

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

'A wickedly funny show' ★★★★ Scotsman

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

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

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

★★★★★ Funny Women

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

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Gary Delaney: Gary in Punderland

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

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

Age guidance 16+ years.

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

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

‘A master craftsman’ ★★★★ The Times

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@GaryDelaney
@nordenfarm

Gary Delaney's Website

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

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

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Juan Martin

The guitarist/composer plays and introduces his compositions within the forms of the great tradition of flamenco.

His exquisite style is enhanced through minimal amplification to capture his very pure flamenco sound. He has recorded 20 albums, appeared in a Spanish film at 17 and has since made three films with his dance company.

Voted into the top three flamenco guitarists in the world by Guitar Player USA, Juan Martín has toured the world playing concerts from Shanghai and Melbourne to New York as well as in the Montreux Jazz Festival. Critics have compared his compositional talent to that of Albéniz, Turina and Tárrega. He played for Picasso’s 90th birthday celebrations and his books for learning the guitar are now translated into many languages with his original book being referred to as ‘The Bible’ of flamenco guitar.

'Highly sophisticated contemporary music' International Herald Tribune

'The Chopin of the Flamenco Guitar' Berner Nachrichten, Switzerland

'One of the top three guitarists in the world' Guitar Player, USA

‘A giant of the flamenco guitar tradition’ The Times

‘His group takes us on an enchanting journey through the Andalucian Landscape’ Sunday Times

Studio
£15

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Harry Hill: Fight!

Harry talks about his new autobiography FIGHT! and shares photos and clips from his huge home movie collection.

Featuring:

  • Harry Hill Superfan Quiz - Prove that you are Harry’s biggest fan and win one of Harry’s Art works!

  • Audience Q&A - your chance to interact with the self-styled Supervarmint™ yourself!

  • Sterile Selfie - an opportunity to get a self-imposed photograph with the Floppy-Collared-Loon™ under strict Covid-19 safe conditions!

  • Shelter in the sitting down position for over 1 hour!

  • Sense of exclusivity about the whole thing which never strays into smugness!

Books on sale on the night!

Suitable for all ages.

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

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The Alex Hutton Quartet – Featuring Josh Kemp (sax)

Magna Carta Suite

Alex Hutton (piano)
Josh Kemp (tenor/soprano sax, bass clarinet)
Mikele Montolli (bass)
Andy Ball (drums)

The Magna Carta Suite was composed by Hutton in 2015 to commemorate the 800 year anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.

It offers a musical journey of ideas exploring the layers of history and landscapes from 1215 to 2015. The suite highlights the influence of Magna Carta as a founding document of the western traditions of liberty and democracy in this the 800th anniversary of its signing and its influence in the creation of the American constitution. The Music begins with a nod to early music (Palestrina) and moves through developments in harmony and rhythm as the ages move forward. There’s musical references to Bach, Chopin, Scriabin and more contemporary influences.

‘The form of each brief movement reveals itself as it unfolds, in the classical manner, with much attention to tone and texture. But at the same time there’s an impetus and looseness to the performance that is pure jazz... A distinguished example of combining jazz with classical music’ ★★★★ Dave Gelly Observer

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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The Vinyl Frontier: Scissor Sisters vs Keane

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Scissor Sisters' Self-Titled Debut vs Keane's Hopes & Fears

The two debut albums, which were number 1 and 2 on the best-selling list of 2004, go head-to-head in a battle for your affection. Which one will emerge victorious?

Studio
£8

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The Dolly Project

A sneaky first peak at Take the Space’s work in progress with film, zoom, country music, classical music and two angels on guitar and harmonica!

A dyslexic woman, aged 60, realises, after months of hell working in a care home, that she can face anything now - even her demons of literacy. Niamh is ready for her first challenge - the words and chords in her Dolly Parton songbook. The iconic star is her hero and she’d like to sing Dolly’s songs at The Country Music Festival in Blackpool but she’ll need a lot of help which is why she asks the local choir master for music lessons. To her surprise, Norman agrees to coach her but on condition she joins his choir. Niamh has never sung posh music before and she’s scared that they’ll all find out about her.

This is the story of a woman, who with grit and courage, resolves to grab a bigger life before it’s too late; a journey of transformation, inspired by Dolly Parton’s own narrative. This is also the story of an unlikely friendship; a woman and a man, both lonely and isolated, learning how to live with grief.

We’re inviting our audience to be part of the creative process and contribute to a post show discussion, chaired by Jane Corry, artistic director of The Farm who with her team are supporting us in testing out this workshop pilot #dyslexia, #DollyParton #C21stPygmalion #newplays #ArtsCouncilEngland #NationalLotteryAward


Studio
£10

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Chance to Dance Stars CIC Annual Showcase 2021

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

Come along and celebrate our achievements over the last year.

Each class has spent the last 2 terms learning a routine that they wish to show you.

Put your hands together and join us for a spectacular show with upbeat music, sparkly costumes and a very proud teacher, Victoria Andrews.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£10 per adult | £5 per child

www.sendanceclub.co.uk

Click here to visit the Chance 2 Dance Facebook page.

Sponsored by Irwin Mitchell LLP

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St John's Chamber Orchestra

We are delighted to present the first orchestral concert at Norden Farm since January 2020.

Yehuda Inbar (piano)
Oliver Simpson (cello)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)


Mozart Overture The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467
Dvorak Rondo in G minor, Op.94
Beethoven Symphony No.7


Yehuda Inbar last played at Norden Farm in 2019. His sophisticated pianism will have a perfect outlet in one of the most famous of all Mozart’s piano concertos, with its magical slow movement.

The programme also includes a showpiece by Dvorak, featuring a young prize-winning cellist, and Beethoven’s uplifting Seventh Symphony, the start of a projected Beethoven symphony cycle.

Courtyard Theatre and live stream
£18 | £16.50 | £5 under 18s

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Five Star Swing at Christmas

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

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

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

'A celebration of classic Swing!' The Telegraph

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

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

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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Ahir Shah: Dress

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

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | £12 concessions

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The Alter Eagles

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Kipper's Snowy Day

Christmas 2021 at Norden Farm!

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

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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

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


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

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


Ticket Information:
£14.50 | £12.50 under 16s
£50 Family & Friends (4 people)

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Jess Robinson: The Twelve Days of Jessmas

Join multi award-winning star of Spitting Image, Jess Robinson, for an evening of musical comedy and festive fun!

Expect magical mashups, fabulous original songs and a belly full of laughs as your angelic host and her sparkling live band (if they’ve washed), transports you on an (imaginary) sleigh ride, through a winter wonderland of dazzling divas and stars of the silver screen, serving up a feast of famous voices, from Gaga to Garland. It’ll be anything but a silent night.

As seen / heard on Spitting Image, The Guilty Feminist, The Now Show, Dead Ringers, Britain’s Got Talent and her own award-winning podcast, Stars In Your Ears.

'Spot on Diva take-downs... spectacular' Mail On Sunday

'Incredible talent... Mind blowing' Sun

'It's like a mega concert with all your favourite stars' ITV

'A star is born' Metro

'A feel-good, celebratory show' Observer

'Jess Robinson dazzles with both her celebrity impressions and her own stunning voice' Sunday Post

'Slick impressions and super-powered ballads' Guardian

'Pitch perfect' Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Click here to visit Jess' website

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Mig Kimpton’s Tale of the Golden Goose

Multi award winning floral designer Mig Kimpton returns with a brand new unique floral show this winter.

Mig combines his theatrical past with his extensive experience of working with flowers, to provide an evening of flowers, feathers and wintery thrills!

Watch him create from scratch, stunning floral designs fit for any and every home. Join him as he enfolds the tale of the Golden Goose. Who has kidnapped her? Will Mother Hubbard save the day? Will Daisy the goose lay a golden egg? Or will you win one of his exquisite designs to take home... you will just have to come and find out.

Studio
£15

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The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Quiz

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

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

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

‘An erudite, liquor-loving duo’ Metro

‘Pioneers of alcohol-based comedy’ Sunday Times

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

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Stephen K Amos: Before and Laughter

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

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

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

WHY? ‘Truly top class comedian’ EdFest

'Unashamed feel-good entertainment' The Evening Standard

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | £16 conc

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Jo Harrop and Friends

Jazz at the Musicals

Jamie McCredie (guitar)
Alex Hutton (piano)
Jihad Darwish (bass)
Winston Clifford (drums)

This special show explores some of the jazz standards that have emerged from musicals along the decades, written by many of the greatest composers. Numbers from Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess. Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, Roger’s & Harts Babes In Arms and Leonard Bernstein's On The Town and West Side Story will be among those featured.

The quartet will swing through some colourful new arrangements and medleys using the back catalogue of Ella Fitzgerald, Sara Vaughan, Anita O'Day Oscar Peterson as a point of reference.

Jo Harrop is an accomplished singer who is making big waves in the UK Jazz Scene. appearing at the Royal Albert Hall, The 606 club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, amongst many other respected venues. Having started out as a singer/songwriter, including writing a song for Acoustic Alchemy’s album, Radio Contact, which was featured on Courtney Pines, Jazz Crusade radio show, she was also a backing singer for several international stars, before establishing herself as a Jazz singer.

'This girl was born to sing jazz, all the warmth and sensibility to melt even the chilliest of hearts' Blues & Soul Magazine

'Harrop has Excellent tone and great stage prescence' Marlbank

'Her voice is amazing, think Isaly whiskey, or tannin rich red wine - deep' Lance, Bebop Spoken Here

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Inspired by Ancient Art: 1 - The Romans

Led by Jo Hall.

Be inspired to make your own compositions from details of Roman art at Pompeii and Herculaneum in watercolour and/or pastel on a textured support. We will focus mainly on wall paintings but architectural details may also form part of your composition.

A paper with a more random surface is ideal for portraying weathered and fading frescoes.

References supplied or bring your own. Hand made Indian paper or paper roughly brushed with acrylic gesso would be suitable and some Khadi paper will be available at cost. Please bring your own materials as described in the information sheet.

Sat 11 Dec 11am - 4pm
£40

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

Please note that this gig has been rescheduled to Sat 11 Dec.

Star of Mock The Week Robin Morgan embarks on his latest (rescheduled) tour. He’s 'utterly hilarious' (Broadway Baby) and ''must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame.' (Chortle)

Robin is a father to his son and a son to his father. But what makes a good male role model? In this hit-five-star show fresh from the Edinburgh Festival (fresh-ish: rescheduled, remember?), Robin discusses all things masculinity, marriage and men. And a bit about Wetherspoons.

A writer for Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), Robin is also the tour support for Rachel Parris, Ellie Taylor and Iain Stirling, and the television warm-up artist for The Graham Norton Show (BBC One).

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

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£12

robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

Robin Morgan's Website

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Charity Christmas Concert in aid of Norden Farm

Presented by Maidenhead Concert Band.

A wide variety of music including popular classics from stage and film, Jazz and Big Band, as well as Christmas tunes.

This year's concert is in aid of Norden Farm's Ark Appeal.

A good night out for the entire family!

Courtyard Theatre
£10

Visit the Maidenhead Concert Band website

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Gold

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

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£19

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

@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's Website

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The Albion Christmas Band

An Albion Christmas is widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for 20 years, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK.

Indeed, many people say that their Christmas doesn’t start until they have seen The Albion Christmas Show.

Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings, this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain.

Courtyard Theatre
£24

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The Vinyl Frontier: Your Favourite vs My Favourite

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Seven challengers choose a song from a category of their choosing (e.g. country, classic rock, novelty, 80s synth pop etc) and challenge Jeff to a battle of taste with the audience voting for their favourite.

Studio
£8

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Elvis – One Night Only at Christmas

A live tribute to Elvis Presley.

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Elvis One Night Only's Website

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Keith James in concert: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Studio
£18

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Daliso Chaponda: Apocalypse Not Now

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

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

Age guidance 14+ years.

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

'He is hot property' Evening Standard

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

'An intelligent, skilfully whittled show' The List

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

@dalisochaponda
@nordenfarm

Daliso Chaponda's Website

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

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

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Pop Up Bowie

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

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

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

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

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

Pop Up Bowie's Website

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

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

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The Sharon Shannon Quartet

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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A Band Called Malice– The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Shaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90s!

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

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

Age guidance 14+ years.

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

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

'Makes live comedy thrilling' Evening Standard

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Alfie Moore - Fair Cop Unleashed

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

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

It’d be a crime to miss it!

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

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

'Brilliantly funny…. genuinely hilarious' David Mitchell

Courtyard Theatre
£17 | £15 conc

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Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Science and silliness abound for ages seven to 107!

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

On TV Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC).

'Put quite simply… great science with hilarious hosts!' ★★★★★ Primary Times

'Hugely talented' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

'Superbly crafted' ★★★★ The Stage

Age guidance 7+ years.

Run time: 60 mins

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

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Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth & I

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Budapest Cafe Orchestra play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest tunes ever written by the classical greats.

The group was established in 2009 by British composer and violinist, Christian Garrick, and led by him have won legions of fans with their magical and infectious performances.

The line up features Christian Garrick (violin), Eddie Hession (accordion), Kelly Cantlon (double bass) and Adrian Zolotuhin (guitar, saz, balalaika, domra).

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Tom Houghton - Honour Tour

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

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

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

Age guidance 14+ years.

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

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

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

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

‘A crafty idiot’ ★★★★ The Daily Mail

‘Now that’s class’ ★★★★ Fringe Guru

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Mike Bubbins: Throwback

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

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

AS IF IT IS!

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£19.50

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A Night at the Movies

Come and join The Project Singers for A Night at the Movies.

They will be singing some great songs from some fantastic films including City Of Stars, We Have All The Time In The World, Singing In The Rain and A Million Dreams.

The Project Singers are based in Charvil and directed by Suzanne Newman.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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Soul Kinda Wonderful

The UK’s number one tribute to the legendary Drifters and award winners at the National Tribute awards.

They breathe new life into songs such as Saturday Night at the Movies, Under the Boardwalk and Stand by Me. Expect three separate shows in one as the set includes Motown from The Four Tops and Temptations plus 70s disco classics such as Disco Inferno and Love Train.

WHY? Led by Richie Sampson – a former member of the hit recording group The Drifters

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Danni Nicholls

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

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

Her third studio album The Melted Morning was released 2019.

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

'A polished dark gem' Americana-UK

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

Studio
£12.50

@DanniNicholls
@nordenfarm

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Dark Side Of The Wall

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

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

Saturday 19 November 2022
Courtyard Theatre
£18

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