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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

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

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

Wednesdays (exc 4 Apr, 11 Apr and 30 May)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per sibling or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

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

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Amanda Schenk.

A sociable group for people who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now!

Do you have a box of art materials that you keep meaning to use? Did you used to create art but stopped doing it somewhere along the line? Are you inspired to make art when you go to exhibitions?

Professional artist Amanda Schenk leads this creative community. Play with materials, go on art adventures and explore your arty side. You’ll grow in creative confidence, meet new people and have fun getting playful with a range of art techniques.

Wed 2 May – 23 May, 6 Jun – 27 Jun and 4 Jul – 18 Jul
10.30am - 12.30pm
£48 for 4 week course | £36 for 3 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Creative Bookbinding

Led by Janina Maher.

Japanese Stab Stitch
Wed 23 May
Learn how to make your own books using traditional and attractive Japanese stab stitch binding techniques. Suitable for beginners. Some manual dexterity needed for measuring and cutting.

Concertina Book
Wed 20 Jun
On this workshop we will make a blank concertina books with a stiff cover and a window to inset an embellishment. Suitable for beginners. Some manual dexterity needed for measuring and cutting.

Leather Book
Wed 18 Jul
Make your own cute little soft backed notebook with leather cover and ribbon closure, using a simple but decorative exposed stitch binding technique. Suitable for beginners. Some manual dexterity needed for measuring and cutting.

2pm – 4pm
£20 per class
£5 materials fee

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Ghost Stories (15)

Dir: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman 2017 | 98 mins, UK

Phillip Goodman is a professor of psychology and an arch sceptic. His rationality is tested to the hilt when he receives a letter from beyond the grave. His mentor Charles Cameron went missing fifteen years before, presumed dead. Yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must meet...

WHY? An adaptation of the critically acclaimed stage play

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Dean Piacentini – Places, Traces, Spaces

Dean fell under the spell of Abstract art as a bass playing art student in the late 1970s.

He tries to generate a series of visually interesting juxtapositions, which lead to a sense of wholeness and recognition as the piece finally slips into view.

Meet the Artist for his Private View on Friday 18th May between 6pm – 8pm.

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Gilmore & Roberts

The contemporary folk/acoustic duo combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship.

Their trademark harmonies create a powerful wall of sound. Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) have been nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. They have toured with Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

WHY? 'Hot property' fRoots

Studio
£15

@gilmoreroberts
@nordenfarm

Gilmore & Roberts website

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Wonderstruck (PG)

Dir: Todd Haynes 2017 | 116 mins, US

Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel. Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress. Starring Julianne Moore.

WHY? ‘A tender study of three children yearning to find their place’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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Zumba

Led by Annet Bowler.

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


Spring
Thur 4 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 29 Mar)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Sun 7 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 1 Apr)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

Summer
Thur 3 May – 30 Aug (exc 31 May and 2 Aug)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Paper Craft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Build up your paper crafting skills and master new techniques. Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing and more. Use a variety of equipment and tools each week.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Thur 3 May – 24 May and 14 June – 5 Jul
10.30am – 12pm
£12 per session or £45 for 4 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Jack Barry and Adam Hess

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival Preview.

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

‘Instantly likeable’ Three Weeks

Adam Hess is the star of ITV’s Tonight at the London Palladium and Live from the BBC.

‘Good quality gags per minute’ The Independent

WHY? Jack has supported James Acaster on tour and Adam has been nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award

Studio
£10

@JBazzler
@adamhess1
@nordenfarm

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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

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

Spring
Fri 12 Jan – 9 Feb and 23 Feb – 23 Mar
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

Summer
Fri 4 May – 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun) and 15 Jun – 13 Jul
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

Spring
Fridays (exc 12 Feb, 2 Apr, 9 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Summer
Fridays (exc 1 Jun)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions


Suitable for ages 2+ years.


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

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Acrylics: Still Life - An Abstract Approach

Led by Karen Carter.

Looking at the work of Ben Nicolson and John Button for inspiration students will combine textured surfaces, blocks of colour and linework to produce interesting quirky interpretations of a still life subject.

No experience needed for this fun experimental day.

Fri 25 May
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

Dir: Mike Newell 2018 | 123 mins, US/UK

Writer Juliet Ashton strikes up correspondence with The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She plans a visit to write about their experiences under Nazi occupation. But it soon becomes clear that the war is not yet over for the island’s inhabitants. Starring Lily James and Jessica Brown Findlay.

WHY? A beautiful story of love and friendship, based on the best-selling novel

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Fri 25 May at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson

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

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

Spring
Fri 12 Jan – 9 Feb and 23 Feb – 23 Mar
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

Summer
Fri 4 May – 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun) and 15 Jun – 13 Jul
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

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

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.

Spring
Fridays (from Fri 5 Jan)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

Summer
Fridays (from Fri 27 Apr)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Wine Club

Led by The Wine Inspector.

A series of wine workshops exploring the wonderful world of wine! All you need is your palate and an open mind – no experience necessary! Our resident wine expert uncorks the doors of wine, tasting 3 wines each month.

Spring
Fri 12 Jan, 9 Feb, 9 Mar and 6 Apr
8pm – 9pm
£15

Summer
Fri 25 May, 8 Jun, 6 Jul and 3 Aug
8pm – 9pm
£15 per session

Suitable for 18+ years


Friday 6 April – Pretty in Pink – Rose Wines for Summer
Hopefully by this time we might just see a little sunshine and feel some warmth creeping from behind the clouds. What can be nicer than opening a bottle of chilled rose wine on a warm summer evening? The Wine Inspector will discuss how rose is made and taste 3 different options.


Friday 25 May - Wine with Barbecues
This week is the 22nd National BBQ week, so what better time to look at some great BBQ wines. They are also two of The Wine Inspector's favourite things in the world to do – drink wine and get the barbie going! We’ll take a look at 3 wines, the best styles with what foods why some wines go better than others.


Friday 8 June – Organic, Natural, Biodynamic
Organic wines are growing at 8% per year well ahead of the mainstream wine market. However there is still a lot of confusion about the differences between Organic, Natural and Biodynamic. Try 3 wines to discover if they are any different to ‘normal’ wines and discuss the differences, how to look for them and what you should pay for them.


Friday 6 July – Wines & food matching
Always confusing and there are no rights and wrongs, but perhaps some truisms that still have real meaning. The Wine Inspector will look at the history of wine and food matching approaches and how to tackle the difficult food areas like chocolate and some myths like wine and cheese! We’ll taste three wines and make some suggestions as to how best to use them.


Friday 3 August - How to read a Wine label & Wine List
Labels on wine can be very confusing and detecting which way to go on a wine list can be even more baffling. The Wine Inspector will look at some rules and broken rules to help when stood in front of those endless rows of bottles or what to do with the enormous ‘bible’ of a wine menu. Having done the dry outside then we’ll get the wet inside with 3 wines and see how the labels match-up to the wine inside!

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Spring into Summer with Stan Sulzmann (sax)

One of Europe and the UK's leading jazz artists.

Stan Sulzmann has a rich and varied career that has included playing with musicians as diverse as Kenny Wheeler, Larry Grenadier and Gwilym Simcock. Supported by his personal choice of rhythm sections – The Pendulum Trio: Clark Tracey (drums), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? ‘It simply doesn’t get any better than this’ All About Jazz

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Stan Sulzmann's website

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The Leisure Seeker (15)

Dir: Paolo Virzì, 2017 | 112 mins, It/Fr

Ella and John head out on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker. The pair recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

WHY? Starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

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

10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term
Suitable for 18+ years

Summer
Sat 5 May – 28 Jul (exc 2 Jun)
Sat 4 and 11 Aug (drop in)
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term


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

The class on Saturday 3 March has been rescheduled for Saturday 31 March. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Family Fit Steps

Led by Julie Antonsen.

A fun dance class for all the family. A Ballroom and Latin Dance based workout created by Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite of Strictly fame. Learn to Jive, Waltz and Cha to music from Dean Martin to Olly Murs.

Children aged 13+ years are welcome if accompanied by a paying adult.

Sat 5 May – 18 Aug (exc 19 May, 2 Jun, 14 Jul and 11 Aug)
10.15am – 11am
£5 per person per class

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Hancock and Co

Celebrating over 60 years of Hancock’s Half Hour.

James performs a one man show including one lost episode and two episodes he has written in the same style as Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. He is a master at recreating the accents and personas of favourites such as Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.

WHY? Performed in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience, bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy

Studio
£15 (£13 Supporters)

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Zumba (Sundays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

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

Sun 6 May – 26 Aug (exc 3 Jun and 5 Aug)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen.

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

No partner necessary.

Spring
Sun 14 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 1, 8 and 15 Apr)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Summer
Sun 6 May – 26 Aug
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this half term.

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

Monday 28 May – Circus (clown face and acrobat)
Tuesday 29 May – 3D Book
Wednesday 30 May – Blow football game and England flag
Thursday 31 May – Peter Rabbit and wheelbarrow
Friday 1 June – Mini Beasts (bug rocks and caterpillar)

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child

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Children are Stinky

Presented by Circus Trick Tease.

Set in the 90s (with all your parents’ favourite tracks) this is a show full of circus and hilarity. Children Are Stinky is packed with lighting fast hula hooping, dare devil balances, astounding strength and incredible acrobatics. It will leave children and adults with their jaws on the floor.

Age guidance: 3-12 years.

WHY? ★★★★★ Fringe Review | ★★★★★ Families UK | ★★★★★ Ed Festivals for Kids | ★★★★ The List

Courtyard Theatre

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

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

Circus Trick Tease website

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this half term!

See below for details of each day's stories.

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

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Book Story

A story, about some books. In a library. These are no ordinary books and this is no ordinary library.

It’s Brian’s library: a wonderful, magical place where the books like to flutter their pages and let their shelves go… One day Brian changes and the library goes...quiet. What’s going on? The books had better stiffen their spines: to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Age guidance: 5+ years.

WHY? A celebration of books, reading and libraries

Studio
£10 (£8 Under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@monstrotheatre
@nordenfarm

Monstro Theatre's website

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Peter Rabbit (PG)

Dir: Will Gluck 2018 | 95 mins, Au/US

Peter's feud with Mr McGregor escalates as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door. Based on the characters and tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.

WHY? An irreverent, contemporary comedy starring Rose Byrne and Domhnall Gleeson

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

Spring
17 Apr – 15 May
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£50 per 5 week course

Summer
Tues 22 May – 19 Jun and 26 Jun – 24 Jul
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£50 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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

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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

110 mins.

An encore screening. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot.

WHY? A thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War

£15

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Keepy Uppy

Joey loves football. Playing it, watching it, talking about it. He gets it from his mum - a footy fanatic!

It’s cup final day and a chance for Joey to score a winning goal. A play for the 2018 World Cup year, for football fans, non-football fans, children and families. With popping rhymes, fab footie moves, flicks and sidesteps underscored by toe tapping live music.

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

WHY? ‘One of the most inspired ensembles specialising in work for very young children’ The Guardian

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

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@tuttifruttiprod
@nordenfarm

tutti frutti's website

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Mary and the Witch's Flower (PG)

Dir: Hiromasa Yonebayashi 2017 | 102 min, Jp

Mary is an ordinary twelve-year-old girl. Bored during a summer holiday, she stumbles upon a flower and little broomstick. She is soon whisked above the clouds, far away to Endor College – a school of magic!

WHY? A charming anime adventure from the animator behind Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

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Found

Presented by Adesola Akinleye and Dancing Strong.

Dive into a magical world of connections and movement. Two dancers adrift on their own islands enter a magical world where connections become visible. Sound waves ripple through bodies and children are invited to play. Found is an engaging, exploratory dance performance, with an invitation to play and participate. It looks at what connects us to each other and to what surrounds us.

Age guidance: 4-7 years.

WHY? An interactive dance and live music performance young audiences with inquiring minds

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

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

Dancing Strong's website

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Concertini with Rob Castell

Local musician Rob Castell brings an entertaining 45 minutes of original songs, musical theatre tunes and family favourites.

Little people can dance, sing and move around, whilst grown-ups and big kids can enjoy listening to live music in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Suitable for all ages.

Why? Rob is the resident songwriter and created the theme tune for CBBC’s BAFTA nominated Officially Amazing

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

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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A Wrinkle in Time (PG)

Dir: Ava DuVernay 2018 | 109 mins, US

Meg Murry’s scientist father disappeared five years ago. Following the discovery of a new form of space travel Meg, her classmate Calvin and little brother Charles must travel across the universe to rescue him from a terrible evil. They are guided on their journey by the three mysterious astral travellers known as Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which.

WHY? Starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

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Bentley Caldwell

The Nashville resident is known for his crisp, soulful music and mysteriously suspenseful voice.

His captivating lyrics and honest sound are commanding attention from the folk-soul world. Bentley is influenced by artists such as Ray Charles and Teddy Pendergrass. His sincere tone resonates similarly with the singing style of John Legend or Amos Lee.

WHY? Named one of Nashville's artists to ‘Rule in 2018’ by the Nashville Scene

Studio
£12

@BentleyCaldwell
@nordenfarm

Bentley Caldwell's website

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Funny Cow (15)

Dir: Adrian Shergold 2017 | 102 min, UK

Set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit in the 1970s and 80s. From her troubled childhood to her turbulent adult relationships, a female comedienne uses the raw material of her life experiences to bring her unique style of comedy to the stage.

WHY? Starring Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine and Stephen Graham

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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Rufus Longbottom and The Space Rabbit

Space Rabbit's planet is destroyed by a meteorite, sending her hurtling towards Earth.

She lands outside a care home, frightened and alone. Inside is Rufus Longbottom. He is an elderly gentleman itching for one last adventure. The unlikely pair go on a journey to the ends of the earth in search of a place to call home.

Age guidance: 6+ years.

WHY? Songs, music and a bit of magic enchants audiences young and old alike

Studio
£10 (£8 Under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@filamenttheatre
@nordenfarm

Filament Theatre's website

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Dark Side of the Wall

A tribute to Pink Floyd. The award winning band 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.

WHY? 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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@DSOTWUK
<a target="
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Dark Side of the Wall's website

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Tunde Jegede Nomad Tour

Tunde Jegede bridges African and European musical traditions.

He is an internationally renowned kora player, cellist and composer. His soul-stirring music blends the ebb and flow of traditional kora-playing with his own dynamic contemporary compositions. In this solo concert listeners are taken on a journey Tunde’s sound worlds and rich musical legacies to life.

WHY? ‘Tunde’s virtuosity glows’ The Guardian

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Tunde Jegede's website

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Tully (15)

Dir: Jason Reitman 2018 | 96 mins, US

Mother of three Marlo is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully. A new comedy from Academy Award winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno).

WHY? ‘A marvellous movie’ ★★★★ The Guardian

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Wed 6 Jun at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

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

Spring
Mondays (exc 16 Feb, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Summer
Mondays (exc 28 May)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

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Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey.

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

Spring
Mondays (from 19 Feb, exc 2 and 9 Apr)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Summer
Mondays (from 14 May, exc 28 May, 18 Jun)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.


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

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Monday Morning Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Feeling the need to wind down and relax, have a little bit of time to yourself. Come along and enjoy some yoga and relaxation with Julie. We will look at some gentle yoga spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, some simple, basic yogic breathing practises and some guided relaxations to take us to a state of relaxed wellbeing.

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

Mon 14 May – 25 Jun (exc 28 May)
Mon 2 Jul – 6 Aug (exc 30 Jul)
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £42 per 6 week course

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Mon 15 Jan – 19 Feb and 12 Mar – 30 Apr (exc 2 and 9 Apr)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class
£42 per 6 week course

Summer
Mon 14 May – 2 Jul and 9 Jul – 20 Aug (exc 28 May, 25 Jun and 30 Jul)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Mon 15 Jan – 19 Feb and 12 Mar – 30 Apr (exc 2 and 9 Apr)
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£7 per class | £42 per 6 week course

Summer
Mon 14 May – 2 Jul and 9 Jul – 20 Aug (exc 28 May, 25 Jun and 30 Jul)
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£7 per class | £42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

Tuesdays (exc 3 Apr, 10 Apr and 29 May)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Watercolour Still Life

Led by Jo Hall.

A watercolour course that will help you compose colourful still life paintings to include objects with smooth, patterned or textured surfaces and garden flowers. Reference works by the contemporary watercolourist Paul Riley and discover ways of arranging still life objects with regard to tonal qualities and colour balance, in addition to learning more about colour mixing and painting techniques.

Please bring own materials.

Tues 1 May – 12 Jun (exc 29 May)
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

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

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

Tuesdays (exc 3 Apr, 10 Apr and 29 May)
3 - 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Digi Den II

Led by DJ Mhlanga

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

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.

Spring
Tuesdays (from Tues 9 Jan)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

Summer
Tuesdays (from Tues 1 May)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton.

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

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

Suitable for 9+ years.

Spring
Tuesdays (from Tues 9 Jan)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

Summer
Tuesdays (from Tues 1 May)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Custody (15)

Dir: Xavier Legrand | 93 mins, Fr

(French with English subtitles)

A gripping, tension-filled drama. After a bitter divorce, Miriam and Antoine battle for sole custody of their son, Julien. Miriam claims the father is violent but lacks proof. Antoine accuses her of manipulating their son for her own ends. Both sides seem to be hiding something.

WHY? Winner of the Venice Film Festival’s prestigious Silver Lion for Best Director

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Norden Farm Improv Group

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

A brand new drama group for adults based on improvisation skills and techniques. Fuel your imagination and liberate your creativity while connecting with new people in these fun weekly sessions that will explore improvisation variously with props, music and topical debate.

1 May - 10 July (excl. 29 May)
Tuesdays 8.30pm - 10pm
£72 for 10 week course or £8 per class

Drop in session: Tuesday 24 April
Join us for an additional session, the perfect opportunity to try out the class before you book for the whole term!

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Spring
18 Apr – 16 May
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Book Club

Price includes a drink from the bar.

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

Summer
Wed 2 May, 6 Jun, 4 Jul and 1 Aug
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

  • Wed 2 May - The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  • Wed 6 Jun - Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks
  • Wed 4 Jul - Tangerine by Christine Mangan
  • Wed 1 Aug - The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Spring
18 Apr – 16 May
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

19 Apr – 17 May
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

SOLD OUT
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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Spring
Thur 11 Jan 11 – 8 Feb, 22 Feb – 22 Mar and 19 Apr – 17 May
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

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

Spring
20 Apr – 18 May
9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 week course

Summer
Fri 8 Jun – 13 Jul and 20 Jul – 31 Aug (exc 3 and 10 Aug)
9.30am – 10.45am
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

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

Spring
20 Apr – 18 May
11am – 12.15pm
£35 per 5 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Summer
Fri 8 Jun – 13 Jul and 20 Jul – 31 Aug (exc 3 and 10 Aug)
11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Tim Key - Megadate

A brand new show, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness.

Tim is a Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and has appeared on Dave’s Taskmaster, BBC2’s Inside Number 9 and the Alan Partridge franchise.

WHY? ‘Flabbergastingly funny... I have never enjoyed myself in a comedy show more ★★★★★ The Times

‘If this is love, Key’s hard to resist’ ★★★★ The Metro

‘Megadate is another Tim Key delight: delicate, yet a feat of comic strength’ ★★★★ The Independent

Studio
£16

@timkeyperson
@nordenfarm

Tim Key's website

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Lean on Pete (15)

Dir: Andrew Haigh 2017 | 122 mins, UK

15-year-old Charley lands a job at a local racetrack, caring for an ageing quarter horse named Lean on Pete. Working there, Charley finds a sense of camaraderie. But he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life.

WHY? ‘A rivetingly beautiful film’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

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

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Ed 13 Jun at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Watercolour and Oil Pastel

Led by Jo Hall.

Drawing from imagination or photographic reference, use oil pastel as a resist for watercolour. Experiment with dramatic or very harmonious colour combinations. Learn how this mixed media technique can be very useful for laying down areas of pattern and/or texture. We will also look at the use of transferred line drawing technique which allows fine lines to be drawn with oil pastel.

Please bring your own watercolour equipment and paper. Oil pastels for use at the workshop will be available and paper will be available at cost.

Sat 9 Jun
10am – 3pm
£38

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St John's Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert

Local soloist Robert Cheung makes a welcome return to Norden Farm.

Robert Cheung (piano)
James Gilbert (clarinet)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Britten Simple Symphony
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2
Weber Clarinet Concerto no.1 in F minor
Mozart Symphony No.38 in D (Prague)

The summer orchestral concert features two scintillating concertos, including Shostakovich’s famous showpiece written for his son.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Let the Sunshine In (15)

Dir: Claire Denis 2017 | 94 mins, Fr/Be

(French with English subtitles)

Single mother Isabelle (Juliette Binoche) is a divorced artist with one child. She is looking for love - true love to be precise. Tinged with black humour, expect a witty journey through indecision, idealism and sexual dissatisfaction.

WHY? ‘A sophisticated delight’ ★★★★ The Guardian

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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The Willows

The six piece band brings together some of the most exciting musicians on the UK folk and roots scene.

They blur the boundaries between contemporary song and folk traditions on either side of the Atlantic. Their sound is expansive, varied and rich in power. It is a band equally at home with pin-drop intimacy as they are invigorating foot-stompers.

WHY? ‘A breath of fresh air to the folk music community’ Maverick Magazine

Studio
£14

@TheWillowsBand
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit The Willows website

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Never Steady, Never Still (15)

Dir: Kathleen Hepburn 2017 | 112 mins, Ca

Judy has lived with Parkinson’s Disease for almost two decades. She is faced with the heightened challenges of daily life when tragedy strikes on her isolated property. Meanwhile, her teenage son is grappling with the daunting task of becoming a man in world that has no apparent room for weakness.

WHY? A beautifully tender story starring Shirley Henderson

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Ed’s Industry – Ed Waller

Edward’s photos convey abstract impressions through the unusual angles on the places and objects that are around us. His early training as a graphic designer imbues his vision of the everyday as art.

Ed’s current style of painting is evocative and powerful. Accomplished mostly in black and white, his paintings are stark statements of fact.

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Tues 1 May – 17 Jul (exc 29 May and 5 Jun)
7pm - 8.15pm
£80 per 10 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

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ROH Live: Swan Lake

180 mins.

Live screening (Tues). Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. He is enraptured when one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman. But she is under a spell allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

WHY? A new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet

£15

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

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

Mindfulness for Insomnia
Tues 17 Apr
Is your mind stuck in the ‘on’ position, making the idea of sleep impossible? This session looks at how mindfulness regulates stress to create a sense of calmness conducive to restful sleep.

Mindfulness - Taking care of ourselves to be able to take care of others
Tues 15 May
It is easy to think of Mindfulness as selfish but actually, recharging ourselves
and learning stress reductions to pass on to others can be the wisest choice we make.

Mindfulness - Acceptance, what if there is no need to change?
Tues 12 Jun
Always trying to be better, nicer, more efficient...No wonder we're stressed!
Is acceptance of who we are the key?

Mindfulness - Feel it to Heal it
Tues 10 Jul
Responding to stressors and other difficulties in our life requires us first to notice what is going on for us. This session explores how we often distract ourselves to avoid feeling discomfort.

Mindfulness - Just noticing
Tues 14 Aug
Expanding on last month session we will continue to explore how noticing what is
going on in the present moment can bring us more in touch with ourselves and
free us up from worry and anxiety.

7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Outside Track

A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy.

The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. The five members hail from Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton. They are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation.

WHY? Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

@outsidetrack
@nordenfarm

The Outside Track website

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Acrylics: Flowers - Big & Bold

Led by Karen Carter.

Capture the freshness & vibrancy of summer flowers in a variety of acrylic techniques including loose fluid methods and more painterly impressionistic approaches, combining them with pastel and pencil. Students will look at colour, shape and line to produce interesting and lively pictures.

A basic knowledge of acrylics would be useful. Demonstrations, exercises and individual help will be available throughout the day.

Fri 15 Jun
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Woke

Two women 42 years apart become involved in the struggle for civil rights.

One is notorious Black Panther Assata Shakur; the other, a university student enrolling as the Ferguson riots begin. Both challenge the justice system and are faced with the same choice – fight or flee? With a live soundtrack of gospel and blues. From the creator of Black is the Colour of My Voice.

WHY? ‘Inspiring! A fast, exciting and engaging play’ ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@apphiacampbell
@nordenfarm

Apphia Campbell's website

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Sat 16 Jun
10am – 3pm
£34

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A Celebration of Life

Heartfelt poetry, words and sketches depicting life in all its wonders.

The performance by Maidenhead actor Clive Woodward will be engaging, emotive and funny. Clive has acted in theatre, TV, BBC Radio plays and films including A Bunch of Amateurs alongside Burt Reynolds. With topics such as growing-up, work, love, marriage, beauty and loss it will be a celebration of life.

WHY? Will make you think, furthermore you’ll be tickled pink...

Studio
£15

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

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

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

Sunday 13 May
Once Upon A Time: A Crown of Royal Tales


£3 per person (45 mins)

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Alexander Technique

Led by Martin Smith.

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

Bring a blanket and some paperback books to rest your head on.

Sun 17 Jun
2.30pm – 5pm
£35


Suitable for 18+ years.

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The Jersey Guys - The Night!

After their sell out show in 2017, the Jersey Guys return to Norden Farm for one night as part of their UK tour.

This spectacular hit show features the very best music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

WHY? Featuring West End artists, the Jersey Guys take audiences on a nostalgic journey with classics such as Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry and Bye Bye Baby

Courtyard Theatre
£22 (£20 conc)

Jersey Guys website

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The Vinyl Frontier: The (Shaun) Ryder Cup - Liverpool v Manchester

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Twelve participants battle it out in head-to-head duels in a perfect Father’s Day vinyl treat!

Six contests pitching one band each from Liverpool against one each from Manchester. The audience decides who wins. The Beatles vs The Smiths? The Farm vs Oasis? Come and find out on the night!

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and on fabulous hi-fi!

£8
Studio

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

The Vinyl Frontier website

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The Arts Society Maidenhead

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

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

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

Mon 15 Jan - Andrew Davies - English Fairs, Markets and Shops
Mon 19 Feb - Valerie Woodgate - The Mysterious World of Salvador Dali
Mon 19 March - Mark Hill – Undressing Antiques
Mon 16 April - John Ericson – Norman Rockwell, Great American Artist, or Mere Illustrator?
Mon 21 May - Sarah Lenton – Opera, The Melting Pot of Culture
Mon 18 June - Dick Bolton – Gardens Great and Small
Mon 17 Sept - Steve Kershaw – The Elgin Marbles
Mon 15 Oct - Malcolm Kenwood – The Fine Art of Crime, Fakes and Forgeries

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

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The Arts Society Lunch

Make the most of your day at Norden Farm by booking for lunch.

Arts Society Lunch tickets entitle you to a main course from our lunch menu and hot or cold drink for just £10.

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Rocky Outcrops, Tumbling Water in Charcoal & Pastel

Led by Jo Hall.

Explore drawing spectacular scenery from the limestone pavements and waterfalls of Yorkshire to the rocky tors of Dartmoor in charcoal and pastel. Look at the structure of rock formations, how they are weathered by wind and water and how their appearance may be softened by vegetation.

Please bring own materials. Papers will be available at cost.

Tues 19 Jun – 17 Jul
10am – 1pm
£82.50 for 5 week course

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Evening Paper Craft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Build up your paper crafting skills and master new techniques. Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing and more. Use a variety of equipment and tools each week.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Tues 19 Jun – 3 Jul
7.30pm – 8.30pm
£12 per session or £33 for 3 week course

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This is Us

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£8

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Redoubtable (15)

Dir: Michel Hazanavicius 2017 | 107 mins, Fr/Mm/It

(French with English subtitles)

Paris, 1967. Jean-Luc Godard is the most renowned filmmaker of his generation. He
is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky. The pair marry, but the film’s reception unleashes a profound self-examination in Jean-Luc.

WHY? A wildly funny and deeply moving film from Academy Award winning director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Red Priest in Gypsy Baroque Fantasy

The famed baroque ensemble explores the connections – real and imagined – between gypsy musicians and the master composers of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Were early baroque maestri inspired by the insane virtuosity of the travelling gypsies of the time? And how might the music of Handel or Vivaldi sound in the hands of a gypsy band?

Piers Adams (recorder)
Adam Summerhayes (violin)
Angela East (cello)
David Wright (harpsichord)

WHY? Red Priest combines its trademark baroque dynamism with true gypsy mayhem!

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@RedPriest4
@nordenfarm

Red Priest's website

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Helen Lederer and Athena Kugblenu

An Edinburgh Festival preview from So Comedy.

Helen Lederer feels it’s time to spill all, before she forgets and gets taken off the patches altogether. What went on in the Big Brother House?

Can she be honest about stand-up comedy, being fat, wheezy and other secrets? probably not. She might lie.

‘A miracle of comic compression and control’ The Times

'Divinely witty' The Guardian

'Cleverly insane' The Observer

Athena Kugblenu says the world's never had more knowledge, yet never more stupidity. She can’t help but notice consistencies between the universe and herself. How can she blame people for choosing Trump when she's choosing the wrong men?

Clearly we haven't realised she constantly makes mistakes so we don't have to. Join Athena for a tour of the world’s most pressing catastrophes which pale compared to what happened when she fixed her own washing machine.

'A smart, impassioned comedian' The Scotsman

'Good material, sharp presentation... an important voice' The Sunday Times

WHY? Helen is famed for The Naked Video and Absolutely Fabulous while Athena writes for BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz

Studio
£10

@HelenLederer
@athenakugblenu
@nordenfarm

Helen Lederer's website
Athena Kugblenu's website

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Jazz on a Summer's Night with Jeremy Price (trombone)

An outstanding solo jazz artist.

Jeremy is Director of Jazz Studies at The Birmingham Conservatoire of Music. He is a member of the London Jazz Orchestra and has worked for London Sinfonietta and the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Renga Ensemble.

Supported by brilliant young star Simon Marsh (saxes) and the a rhythm section headed by Clark Tracey (drums) with Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? Jeremy has played for Tony Bennett, Robbie Williams and Jessye Norman

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

@jazztromboneuk
@nordenfarm

SOLD OUT
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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

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

Spring
Sat 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 Mar and 21 Apr
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee.

Summer
Sat 12 May, 23 Jun, 7 Jul and 14 Jul
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

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

Summer
Sat 19 May, 23 Jun and 25 Aug
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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On Chesil Beach (15)

Dir: Dominic Cooke 2017 | 110 mins, UK

Summer, 1962. Young couple Edward (Billy Howle) and Florence (Saoirse Ronan) marry and begin their honeymoon on the Dorset coast. Each hail from very different backgrounds. Deeply in love, the full complexity of their relationship only becomes clear on their wedding night.

WHY? ‘Entrancing adaptation of Ian McEwan's novella’ Variety Magazine

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tues 26 Jun at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Crime Scene Improvisation

An improvised comedy murder mystery.

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! Crime Scene Improvisation creates a brand new who-dunnit every show to solve an outlandish murder invented by the audience. Someone’s kicked the bucket. But who, what and how? The choice is yours, the problem is theirs.

WHY? 'Innovation and top-tier entertainment ★★★★★ The Wee Review

‘Spontaneous mastery’ ★★★★ Fringebiscuit

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@CrimeSceneImpro
@nordenfarm

Crime Scene Improvisation's website

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

A class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Get ready to fly! Class includes elements of acroyoga.

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

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

Spring
Sunday 28 Jan, 25 Feb, 25 Mar, 29 Apr
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

Summer
Sunday 20 May, 24 June, 22 Jul, 26 Aug
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

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Glyndebourne: Madama Butterfly

210 mins.

Encore screening. When an innocent young Geisha meets an American naval officer she falls instantly and deeply in love. Giving up her family and her faith, she risks all in marriage to the dashing Lieutenant Pinkerton. But her fragile happiness cannot last.

WHY? Puccini’s classic love story never fails to move

£15

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Blue County

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

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

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

Studio
£15

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Jonathan Byrd

Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, the North Caroline native writes new songs in an ancient style.

He has toured full time for ten years and released 7 albums. Accompanied by his Pickup Cowboy, Johnny Waken.

WHY? ‘Displays John Prine’s gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark’s lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett’s wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey’s knack for the revealing image’ The Boston Globe

Studio
£12

@jonathanbyrd
@nordenfarm

Jonathan Byrd's website

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Swing'n'Sinatra with Five Star Swing

Join Five Star Swing for an evening of the famous songs spanning Sinatra’s career.

From the Tommy Dorsey band to Hollywood plus Vegas and the Rat Pack to recordings with the Count Basie band. This is a journey through the decades of an unforgettable genre, with the greatest singer of its time!

WHY? Five Star Swing’s singers and multi-instrumentalists have appeared at the Leicester Square Theatre, BBC2’s Military Wives, BBC1’s Children in Need and at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16 conc)

Five Star Swing's website

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Acrylics: Loose & Lively Birds

Led by Karen Carter.

Painting small, fast and loose, students will capture the colour and beauty of birds.....creating their own flock! Plenty of demonstrations on acrylic technique and use of pastel to enhance skills and individual help available throughout the day.

A basic knowledge of acrylics would be useful.

Fri 29 Jun
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Solo: A Star Wars Story (12A)

Dir: Ron Howard 2018 | Run time tbc, US

Han Solo finds himself on a series of daring escapades deep within a dangerous criminal underworld. Along the way he meets his mighty future co-pilot Chewbacca. It’s a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

WHY? Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Sophie Willan: Branded

Fresh from a total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, this multi award winning break out star is heading out on tour!

Sophie Willan has had a lifetime of being branded by others. Now she tells us why with brutal honesty. Expect a raucous hour like no other from this unapologetic young powerhouse. As seen on Dave’s As Yet Untitled and as heard on BBC Radio 4.

WHY? ‘Entertaining and inspiring… perfectly structured with a rare sensitivity and intelligence’ ★★★★ The Times

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

Commissioned by Contact.

@sophiewillan
@nordenfarm

Sophie's website

Read more about Sophie's show in this Guardian article.

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A Band Called Malice - The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

A Band Called Malice – The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

A Band Called Malice recreate hit after hit of The Jam, one of the most influential and iconic bands in music history. With a wealth of experience, they are committed to giving a performance that is both energetic and authentic.

WHY? Expect to hear all the classics such as That's Entertainment, Going Underground, Town Called Malice and many more

Courtyard Theatre
£14


A Band Called Malice's website

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Feather Watercolour Study finished with Coloured Pencils

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Working on Fabriano watercolour paper students focus on composition, detail, colour blending and application. Finished with coloured pencils and gouache paint. This day course is full of techniques and carefully guided tuition.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring watercolour brushes of you have them. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor.

Sat 30 Jun
10am – 3pm
£39

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The Studio Session

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

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

Studio
£8

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Clayson Sings Chanson

An enthralling evening dedicated to French ‘Chanson’ from Alan Clayson (Clayson and the Argonauts).

Exploring and performing songs in French and English by artists including Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour and Paul Verlaine. Alan connects their impact on contemporary songwriters, from Ray Davies to Jarvis Cocker, with their emphasis on dramatic story telling. Accompanied by Andy Lavery on keyboards.

WHY? ‘His delivery and performance style has led to a deserved cult status’ Time Out

‘A wonderful evening by a master raconteur at the top of his game’ Newbury Weekly News

‘Definitely more than a performance — an experience!’ New York Village Voice

‘Hugely entertaining. Jacques would have approved’ Rock ‘N’ Reel [RNR]

‘Everything here is equal to the doomed romanticism that was Brel’s trademark’ Record Collector

‘A complex emotional landscape of understated dynamics and dark aesthetics’ Folk on Tap

Studio
£14

Alan Clayson's website

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The Great Gatsby

It was The Jazz Age. The parties bigger... the pace faster.

An age of mystery and excess. Where does Gatsby come from? Why does he open his mansion to extravagant parties where even his guests do not know him? It’s a source of rumour and gossip. Who is Gatsby?

WHY ‘A beautifully crafted interpretation of the 1925 novel’ London Free Press

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

Presented by Maidenhead Drama Guild.

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Alice Marshall and Edd Hedges

Rising stars of the comedy world preview their latest material ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

Alice Marshall returns with her signature weird and wonderful characters. This time they're transporting you all the way to the fifth dimension.

★★★★ Herald Scotland | ★★★★ Three Weeks | ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Edd Hedges brings his unique storytelling. A teenager loses control of his car. A Halloween party takes an unexpected turn. There’s a thunderstorm in a village.

‘A joy to watch’ The Scotsman

Studio
£10

@alicemarshall
@Edd_Hedges
@nordenfarm

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Silent Disco - 80s v 90s

Two DJs on two separate channels: Jeff plays the 80s and Dave plays the 90s.

Tune in on your wireless headphones to select the one you prefer. Dance like a legend in your own little bubble whilst you’re listening to one tune and your mates are listening to another!

WHY? This is Norden Farm’s first Silent Disco and is sure to be popular

Studio
£12

Presented by The Vinyl Frontier.

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Eduardo Niebla

A formidable flamenco jazz guitar virtuoso and master of today’s generation.

Eduardo has traversed the worlds of jazz, classical, world and pop music. He has appeared in concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Celtic Connections Glasgow, Jaipur Festival India, Tbilisi International Jazz Festival and Glastonbury. He is accompanied by guitarist Daniel Martinez Lopez.

WHY? ‘Beautiful melodies, great grooves, charming and self-effacing. He cast a deep, engrossing spell over the audience’ London Jazz News

Studio
£14

@eduardoniebla
@nordenfarm

Eduardo Niebla's website

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Summer Ceilidh

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

They’ll guide you through dances such as Muffin Man’s Jig, Gay Gordons and Cumberland Square 8. Expect familiar tunes including Atholl Highlanders, Rogue’s March and Dashing White Sergeant.

WHY? A social evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Great British Mysteries: 1599?

Do you like mysteries? Do you like historical inaccuracies? Do you prefer Thomas More to Roger Moore?

Mystery hunters Olive and Teddy become embroiled with witches, haunted houses, and the scent of Cardinal Wolsey’s conscience.

WHY? The Woman In Black meets Keystage Two Tudor history. Expect more gags than Henry VIII had wives

Studio
£10

@GBMysteries
@nordenfarm

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SocialArts Exhibition

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

Supported by the Rothschild Foundation.

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RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet

Encore screening.

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion. It is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.

Wed 18 Jul 7pm (encore) | Run time tbc
£15

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Summer Concert Series 1: Mozart Plus

George Harliono (piano)

Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K.397
Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op.57 (Appassionata)
Chopin Ballade No.1
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.6: Harmonies du soir
Stravinsky 3 Dances from Petrushka

A thrilling programme takes us on a tour through the piano repertoire, beginning with Mozart’s heartfelt Fantasia, and ending with Stravinsky’s dazzling dances from Petrushka.

WHY? George Harliono is a rising star in the piano world

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

George's website

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

Brought back by public demand, the fresh, new programmes from two recently-awarded talents on the jazz scene.

Both Alexandra and Sean are BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year winners. Supported by an acclaimed rhythm section headed by drummer Clark Tracey with Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? If you saw them last time you'll want to hear them again – and
if you didn't catch them, you definitely shouldn't miss them again!

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Alexandra Ridout's website

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One Night of Ska

An homage to the music, bands and artists that influenced two generations of teenagers.

Taking the best of the original 1960s Jamaican scene as well as the 2 Tone English Revival of the late 1970s. The seven piece band perform songs made famous by Prince Buster, Desmond Dekker, Madness, The Specials, The Selecter, The Maytals and Tony Tribe.

WHY? With hits such as The Israelites, One Step Beyond, It Mek, My Girl, Ghost Town, Red Red Wine and more

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 Advantage Card)

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Costumed Figure Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

A unique opportunity to draw a figure in costume, in this case a boxer. Shorter action poses in the morning will be followed with longer resting poses in the afternoon to allow students to work up one or two pieces of work.

Sat 21 Jul
10am – 3pm
£34

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Laurie Holloway in Concert with Students of 2018

Laurie Holloway and his Trio perform with the students of the 2018 Summer School.

WHY? The annual concert from the Montgomery Holloway Music Trust

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Montgomery Holloway Music Trust website

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The 2018 Vinyl Frontier Singles Championship

With Jeff Lloyd.

Eight contestants bring three 7” singles with them and four first round duels decide who goes through to the semi-finals. The audience chooses the winner of each battle.

After a semi final and final one person is crowned The Vinyl Frontier Singles Champion 2018!

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and on fabulous hi-fi!

£8
Studio

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

The Vinyl Frontier website

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The Maidenhead Beach

The ever popular Maidenhead Beach is back, all summer long – this year inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.

The Beach has been designed and handmade by Norden Farm with the help of the community.

It’s free to play on every day with beachside tables available for snacks and lunch from the Cafe Bar (including children’s picnic bags).


Peel yourself off the beach and get creative with your little ones in our daily Beach Craft sessions:

Arts and Crafts (45 mins) | £5 per child Monday – Saturday 10.30am

Or sit back and relax with them in the story den for our Storytelling sessions:

Storytelling (20 mins) | £2 per person Monday – Saturday 1.30pm and 3.30pm


For maximum chill out, explore the indoor sensory space in our Gallery. It is designed for children with SEND and features work from local schools. Get involved with decorating the floor and making kites.


All of this and a full programme of family films and live events, the Goan Beach is the perfect place to pitch up this Summer.


We love to welcome you and your children here at Norden Farm. However, please be aware that, as we serve hot drinks and food, we do ask that children don’t run in the Café Bar area and are kept close to their adults when on the Beach. Do ask us for children’s books or free colouring sheets if your little ones need some off line distraction.

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Beach Life

A special installation designed to be a relaxing sensory delight for everyone, inspired by the beach huts of Goa, featuring work created by local schools.

Get involved in designing (on the floor) and making fluttering kites which we’ll fly over the summer.

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Hat Fitz and Cara

The husband and wife’s musical style is a unique combination of folk, roots and gospel blues with old time flavourings reminiscent of a time once forgotten.

Hat Fitz is a veteran wild man of the blues scene in Australia. Cara draws on her soul background while also playing drums, washboard, flute and tin whistle.

WHY ‘Soaring soul vocals, visceral blues guitar, unexpected quiet, and sudden changes in feel and tempo’ Rhythms Magazine

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

@Hatfitzcara
@nordenfarm

Hat Fitz and Cara's website

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Mad About the Movies

The story of The Hollywood Musical as told by award winning singer Robert Habermann.

From the first talking picture The Jazz Singer to the musicals of Busby Berkeley, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers, MGM and Walt Disney. With hits from movies starring Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley and more.

WHY? Expect songs including 42nd Street, Cheek To Cheek, Over The Rainbow, True Love, The Trolley Song and a medley of Oscar winning songs

£15
Studio

@roberthaberman2
@nordenfarm

Robert Habermann's website

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Tech Taster: Mooing Cow Family Workshop

Led by 2.times do.

Use your art skills, basic electronics and coding make the cow warn anyone who gets too close.

In this fun activity, you’ll be combining art, simple electronics and coding as your guided through the simple steps to create your folding card cow. Then add the electronics and simple Scratch code to allow your Daisy to detect when someone is close and warn them by making a noise.

Sat 28 Jul
10am – 11am
£12 per person

Suitable for ages 8+ years, with accompanying adults.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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Tech Taster: 3D Printing

Led by 2.times do.

Learn all about the exciting new technology of 3D printing and use simple design software to create your own personalised 3D design which will be printed for later for you to collect later.


Sat 28 Jul
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per person

Suitable for 10+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults.

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Tech Taster: Minecraft Family Workshop

Led by 2.times do.

Experience coding Minecraft on a Raspberry Pi computer! You’ll learn how to use the Python language to control and build your Minecraft world.

Sat 28 Jul
1.30pm - 2.30pm
£12 per person

Suitable for ages 8 – 16 years, with accompanying adults.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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Tech Taster: Sonic Pi

Led by 2.times do.

Use the Sonic Pi music program on a Raspberry Pi to code your own song or try changing
the code for one of the examples provided. Can you change the tune while it's playing
and become a live loop DJ?

Sat 28 Jul
3pm - 4pm
£12 per person

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults

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Purple Zeppelin

The excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerising show.

Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the original bands live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back.
In this new show, songs from both bands are played unplugged on acoustic instruments in the first set. In the second set, expect them to plug in and play all the classic hits!
Expect the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians. Expect Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck guitar and a very special violin bow solo!

WHY? The two and a half hour show covers more than 30 classic songs

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@PurpleZeppelin
@nordenfarm

Purple Zeppelin's website

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Rock n Roll Concertini with Matt Bond and the Poor Boys Good Time Band

A journey of some of the best loved Rock n Roll themes from the 1950s and beyond.

Be inspired by the sounds of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Elvis whilst the kids dance sing or just chill out on our bean bags.

Suitable for all ages.

WHY? It’s Rock and Roll with a touch of Yee Ha!

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

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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Glyndebourne: Saul

Recorded in 2015.

David has vanquished the giant Goliath, but not everyone rejoices in his victory. Jealous of the young warrior, King Saul turns against him. Handel’s vision of a Lear-like king is astonishing in its psychological complexity. It offers a musical portrait of mental collapse few have since matched.

Sun 29 Jul 2pm (encore)
£15

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Summer Circus Week

Led by Albert and Friends.

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

Suitable for ages 7 – 13 years.

Mon 30 Jul – Fri 3 Aug | 10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card)

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Fellow Pynins

An American duo created from years of travelling, farming, childrearing and touring with their 6 piece folk orchestra.

Fellow Pynins are storytellers and a contemporary rootsy folk band weaving banjo, guitar, mandolin and bouzouki beneath lilting vocal harmonies. Their repertoire consists of original songs and traditional European ballads collected during their travels.

WHY? ‘Will transport you into their haunting and beguiling world of love tales and spine-tingling harmonies’ Lisa Dunn, BBC

Studio
£14

Fellow Pynins' website

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Digi Den (Summer Holidays)

Led by DJ Mhlanga.

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the summer holiday.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Fridays (from Fri 3 Aug)
4.30pm – 6pm
School Year 7 – 13 | £40 per 5 week term or £9 per session

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Holder and Smith - A tribute to Django and Stephane, The Swing Era

The music of guitar and violin virtuosi Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli played by two of this country’s finest exponents of the style.

Expect to be flown back in time to the dance halls of the 1940s. Ben (violin, vocals) and Stuart (gypsy guitar) are both members of Gypsy Fire.

WHY? This really was the Swing era, full of irresistible rhythms and all the musical indulgence there was to offer

Studio
£13

Holder and Smith's website

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Align and Flow Yoga - Drop In Session

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

Tone, stretch, strengthen, calm and renew with Deborah in this friendly and inspiring dynamic yoga class, with a precise alignment focus and always time at the end for relaxation.

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

10am – 11.15am
£9 per class (£96 per 12 week term)

Suitable for 18+ years.

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ArtiSun Fair

Our popular fairs are now well established in the crafting calendar.

This summer event showcases handcrafted wares. The original 18th century barns provide a gorgeous backdrop for browsing stalls from local sellers.

WHY? If you would like to apply for a stall, please click here to complete a booking form

Long Barn and Nordens Free Entry

  •   4 Aug FREE
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The Quo Experience

Not just a tribute band – this is an experience with 50 years of hits.

Status Quo are Britian’s biggest singles chart band of all time. Stuart Michaels and Dave Crawte have spent years studying every detail of Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt’s playing styles and stage performances.

WHY? Including hits such as Rockin’ All Over the World, Whatever You Want, Down Down, Living On An Island, In The Army Now, Burning Bridges, What You’re Proposing and more

The Quo Experience's website
@QuoExperience
@nordenfarm

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Andre Rieu 2018 Maastricht Concert

The King of Waltz returns with his legendary annual Maastricht concert.

Is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.

The concert is set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown. It features the maestro in his element, along with his 60 piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humour, fun and emotion for all ages.

This summer, the concert is a celebration of love! ‘Amore, My Tribute to Love’ is the renowned violinists tribute to his love for music, and his love for both of his families; his wife and children, and of course for his Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has performed with for over 30 years.

It follows on from the release of his album Amore last year, which features his own versions of classic love songs, from the worlds of popular and classical music.

Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.

£15

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Summer Art Week

Led by Michaela Clarke.

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

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Mon 6 – Fri 10 Aug | 10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

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Summer Concert Series 2: Mozart Plus

Ashley Wass (piano)

Mozart Sonata in B flat, K.333
Schumann Scenes from Childhood
Elgar Variations on an original theme (Enigma)

A programme including a rare outing for Elgar’s own transcription of his Enigma Variations, alongside familiar works by Mozart and Schumann.

WHY? Ashley is a former winner of the London International Piano Competition

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

@ashleywass
<a target="
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Ashley's website

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Geoff Mason Quintet A Tribute to Gerry Mulligan and Bob Brookmeyer

Mick Foster (baritone and alto sax) and Geoff Mason (trombone) emulate the cool sounds of the 1950s.

The warm and swinging sounds of Mulligan’s sax and Brookmeyer’s valve trombone found a way into the public’s soul worldwide. The quintet’s set list includes many tunes associated with the two musicians. The line up is completed by John Horler (keyboard), Trevor Tomkins (drums), Tim Wells (bass) and acknowledged Gerry Mulligan expert Andy Panayi (sax).

WHY? ‘Foster’s light textured, bouncy playing emulated the Mulligan sound to a tee’ Coljazz

£14
Studio

Geoff Mason Quintet's website

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The Fine Detail

Led by Jo Hall.

Draw a feather and a leaf or shell in pencil. Using the simplest of means, draw these small objects in pencil on hot pressed watercolour paper or other smooth paper. Techniques of line, hatching and cross hatching and continuous tone will be explained. Reference material will be supplied.

Please bring a small drawing board and your own pencils and a craft knife or pencil sharpener. Paper will be available from the tutor at cost.

Sat 11 Aug
10am – 3pm
£38

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How Does This Politics Thing Work Then?

Politics is boring. Politics is complicated. Politics is for adults.

Rubbish! Politics is super important and can be made really fun too. Tatton and Tiernan will help you make sense of it all! You might not be able to vote yet. You do have opinions, though. You know the world you want to see. You know what’s right and what’s wrong. Also, you want to have fun.

Age guidance: 7+ years.

WHY? A show that keeps you entertained, engaged and informed so you can also shout at along with your parents during Question Time

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

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@ComedyClub4Kids
@nordenfarm

Comedy Club 4 Kids website

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Alistair McGowan - Introductions to Classical Piano

A brand new show which brings together all Alistair McGowan’s talents.

He plays tracks from the album and some other short classics piano pieces: from Gershwin to Grieg, Mompou to Mendelssohn, Satie to Schubert. In between the pieces, he will talk a little about history of each piece, the composer and his own connection to the music.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Alistair McGowan's website

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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

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

Suitable for ages 10 – 16 years.

Mon 13 – Fri 17 Aug | 10am - 4pm (6pm Fri)
£110 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

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Glyndebourne: Vanessa - Live

A live screening of Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize winning work.

Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, with only her mother and niece for company. Twenty years later, Anatol’s handsome young son arrives unexpectedly. He shatters the calm of this shuttered household of women.

£15

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The Dime Notes

Blues-drenched sounds of clarinet driven 1920s New Orleans jazz combine with London's hard-swinging vintage jazz band.

It unearths a repertoire of hot swinging jazz, stomps, blueses and forgotten gems of the era by musicians such as Jelly Roll Morton and James P Johnson. The Dime Notes present a fresh take on a timeless style, emphasising the propulsive grooves and sultry melodies which made early jazz revolutionary, controversial and wildly popular.

WHY? ‘Inspired!’ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 Supporters)

The Dime Notes' website

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Paper Cloth Workshop

Led by Janina Maher.

Make paper cloth sheets using recycled papers, then create a book cover, pouch or collage using them. A fun class with lots of scope for experimenting with inks and paints.

£10 materials fee.

Sat 18 and Sun 19 Aug
10am – 4pm
£70 for 2 day workshop

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Toontastic 3D

Led by Discovery. with Three.

During this session you can draw, animate, and narrate swashbuckling adventures, breaking news stories and science reports then share these with family and friends!

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults

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Vlogging and iMovie

Led by Discovery. with Three.

Bring your imagination to life through digital filmmaking and Vlogging. You'll get the opportunity to shoot, edit and put together a video.

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults.

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Family Workshop: Fun with Photos

Led by Discovery. with Three.

This session focuses on Aviary, available on Apple and Android. We’ll show you how to sharpen, soften or saturate photos for the right look, draw your own captions and doodles and experiment with filters to create artful effects.

Minimum age 5+ years.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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Family Workshop: Stop Motion Animation

Led by Discovery. with Three.

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own movie, our stop motion session teaches you how to create your story using props and scenery - you can even bring your own with you.

Minimum age 5+ years.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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The Bon Jovi Experience

The greatest stadium rock band of all time is recreated by the sensational Bon Jovi Experience.

They are the only tribute band to have shared the stage with the real McCoy. Lead singer Tony Pearce is the world’s leading lookalike. With all the hits including Living On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name, Keep The Faith, Bed of Roses, Always and more.

WHY? ‘The best tribute I have ever seen’ Jon Bon Jovi

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@JoviExperience
@nordenfarm

The Bon Jovi Experience website

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Klezmer-ish - The Music of Travellers

Four classically trained musicians let their hair down, explore a wide range of music from travelling people across the world and fuse it all together into their own unique sound.

The line up includes Tom Verity (clarinets, whistles), Rob Shepley (guitar, violin, vocals), Connie Del Vecchio (piano, accordion, violin) and Marcel Becker (double bass).

WHY? A musical journey through klezmer, tangos, gypsy jazz, Irish fiddle music, Italian folk music and much more

Studio
£14

@klezmerish
<a target="
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Klezmer-ish website

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Summer Dance Intensive

Led by Charlie Dixon.

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for five jam packed days. No audition necessary.

Work with a professional choreographer to develop your technique, learn routines, create your own choreography and make your own dance video!

WHY? There will be a performance at the end of the week to show off your new moves to friends and family

Suitable for 8+ years.

Mon 20 – Fri 24 Aug | 10am – 4pm

£110 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

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Summer Concert Series 3: Mozart Plus

St John’s Chamber Players

Dvorak 2 Romantic Pieces, Op.75
Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat, K.407
Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op.114
Dvorak Piano Quintet in A

Brahms’ dramatic Clarinet Trio was one of his last works. Dvorak’s popular Quintet is one of the most tuneful and radiant works in the chamber repertoire

WHY? An opportunity to hear one of Mozart’s less familiar chamber work

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

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The Magic of Summer with Simon Allen (saxes)

A formidable young jazz artist, Simon's style and humour creates great jazz.

With the renowned Pendulum Trio rhythm section: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? ‘He knows how to produce a luminous, floating tone on alto sax, has an impressive technique, and constructs his solos with maturity and confidence’ The Independent

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Simon Allen website

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Three Little Pig Tails

Let me in little piggie it's blowing a gale, not by the hairs on my little pink tail.

A brand new version of the classic story set in Paris. A grumpy old wolf is a chef who wants some pigs' tails for his soup. Will the little pigs outwit him?

Age guidance: 3+ years.

WHY? A funny, warmhearted and interactive rustic tale bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in

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

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@garlic_theatre
@nordenfarm

Garlic Theatre's website

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Jonas Kaufmann: Under the Stars

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences across the globe with his incredible voice.

Join him this summer for a spectacular outdoor concert, captured live at Berlin’s iconic Waldbühne amphitheatre.

WHY? The star tenor will perform famous arias and timeless Italian songs from his bestselling album Dolce Vita, in what promises to be a magical night of music under the stars.

£15

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U2Baby

For U2Baby the sound is important, the look is important, but ultimately they recreate the feeling of a live U2 gig.

The chills, the hairs standing up on the back of the neck. Everything that makes a U2 show so special. With hit after hit from the 1980s to the present day from A Sort of Homecoming to With or With Out You.

WHY? ‘The UK’s number one tribute to U2’ The Cavern Club, Liverpool

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@theu2tributeuk
@nordenfarm

U2Baby's website

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The Big Berkshire Beach Gig

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

WHY? The evening wouldn’t be complete without breaks between the acts - so you can
soak up the atmosphere on our beach!

Courtyard Theatre
£8

Appear on the line up!

We're looking for local bands and musicians to join our line up for The Big Berkshire Beach Gig.

During the gig your music will be recorded by professional technicians and sound engineers. You will then be invited back to remix the multi track recording and walk away with a professionally mastered live recording of your sound - for free!

To be in with a chance of playing, send a sample of your music and info about the band to jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

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Big Band Concertini with the Blakes Heaven Big Band

An original and enjoyable live music experience designed for grown ups to enjoy with their children in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Blake's Heaven Big Band is a 17 piece ensemble performing jazz, swing, pop and funk, TV themes, Latin and rock – all with a unique twist.

Suitable for all ages.

WHY? Be inspired by sizzling saxes, screaming trumpets and soulful trombones whilst your little one dance sing, wriggle or even sleep!

Courtyard Theatre
This is a standing event with some allocated seating

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

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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Son Yambu

Authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa.

The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Son Yambu's website

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Geeta Rai

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

Tuesdays
4.30pm – 5.30pm
£67 per 10 week term

Suitable for 6+ years.

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Summer Concert Series 4: Mozart Plus

The summer recitals series highlighting works by Mozart concludes with the greatest of all works for wind ensemble, his grand Serenade.

St John’s Wind Ensemble
Jennifer Coleman (soprano)
Nigel Wilkinson (piano)

Richard Strauss Serenade in E flat, Op.7
Songs by Mozart and Richard Strauss
Mozart Serenade for 13 wind instruments, K.361

WHY? Jennifer Coleman provides some delectable songs by both composers.

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

@jennycoleman
<a target="
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Jennifer's website

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

The original Wishbone Ash line up forged a unique musical identity. It was synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works. He is joined by Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic (guitars) and drummer Tim Brown. They perform classic tracks from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire and new music that remains true to the original style.

WHY? Featuring a full performance of Wishbone Ash’s classic 1970 first album

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@MartTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's website

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The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace

A critically acclaimed tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel

Elio has performed highly acclaimed reunion concerts with Billy Joel’s original band. He delivers a powerhouse of a show with his six piece band. Expect over 30 classic hits including Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are, My Life, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man.

WHY? ‘A great musician, artist and friend. He is a star!’ Alfie Boe

Courtyard Theatre

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Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery.

A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this, his brand new tour for 2018. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ ★★★★ Guardian

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

‘A master craftsman’ ★★★★ Times

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

Support act tbc.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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Son of Town Hall

Welcome to the mythical world of Son of Town Hall.

They are musicians Ben Parker, from London, and David Berkeley, from New Mexico. They create a world that transcends time and space, complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along. They have performed to packed audiences across America and Europe.

WHY? ‘Think Simon & Garfunkel lost at sea, and you get a sense of the mythic world at play here’ Philadelphia Inquirer

Studio
£14


@sonoftownhall
@nordenfarm

Son of Town Hall's website

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Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this 'electrifying' (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.

Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and 2017 and Soho Theatre 2017.

The accompanying book, This is Going to Hurt is a Sunday Times bestseller – and copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.

WHY? ‘Intersperses horror stories from the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly spoof songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay’ ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

‘Viscerally raw and passionately delivered’ ★★★★ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£15 conc)

Presented by Seabright Productions.

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Dan Walsh & Alistair Anderson

Two of the most dynamic musicians in folk music strike sparks off each other with songs, Northumbrian rants, jazzy ballads and Old Time reels.

Alistair Anderson (Concertina and Northumbrian Pipes) and former BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year nominee, Dan Walsh (Banjo, Guitar and Vocals) share a warm chemistry on stage and their performance combines high energy with world class musicianship.

WHY? ‘A tangible magic’ Folkwords
‘Nifty fun with bags of wow factor’ FRoots

Studio
£16.50

@DanWalshBanjo
@nordenfarm

Alistair's website
Dan's website

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The Muddy Choir

“Nee killing, anly singing, and we all go home together.”

It is November 1917 and the Third Battle of Ypres is lurching towards its bloody conclusion. Young soldiers Will, Robbie and Jumbo are thrust into a landscape starkly different to the playing fields and estates of their Sunderland home.

United by their childhood oath “nee killing, anly singing”, Robbie dreams their music will be a ticket away from the front, but attracting the attention of their commanding officers may prove more dangerous than bullets and gas.

Nominated for Best Play for Young Audiences at the Writers Guild of Great Britain Awards 2015, The Muddy Choir tells the story of three soldiers serving with the Durham Light Infantry. Including traditional wartime songs, it is a play about childhood friends growing up in unbearable circumstances and the humanising power of music.

WHY? 'A sensitive memorial to a generation of young men' ★★★★ The Stage

Suitable for ages 13+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

Presented by Theatre Centre.

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Limehouse Lizzy

The boys are back!

Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore.

From their Official PRS award, performing for Virgin Atlantic in Barbados, television appearances and to being recruited to record and tour by members of the original Thin Lizzy, Limehouse Lizzy enter their 25th year with their most explosive show and critically acclaimed line up yet.

WHY? 'Limehouse Lizzy's Wayne Ellis, an uncanny ringer for Phil Lynott' The Guardian

'Entertainment for more than a decade…fantastic live music' Arena BBC2

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

'Gig of the week' The Mirror

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Limehouse Lizzy's website

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Patrick Monahan - #Goals

The multi award winning comedian and Edinburgh Fringe favourite returns to Norden Farm.

We all have life goals – whether it’s to win the lottery or marry up. Make it your goal to come and watch an hour of great comedy from an Irish Iranian smoggy!
For the last three years, Patrick has been listed by comedy website Ents24 as one of the Top 3 hardest working comedians in the UK.

WHY? ‘A definite must see’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Patrick’s a Fringe legend and it is easy to see why!’ ★★★★ The Mirror

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)


@PatrickJMonahan
@nordenfarm

Patrick's website

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No Jacket Required - The Phil Collins Tribute

The UK's top Phil Collins tribute returns by popular demand, as part of their 15th Anniversary Tour.

This stunning eleven piece band performs two hours of non-stop hits from Phil's award-winning solo career, plus a little Genesis thrown in for good measure.

From Another Day In Paradise to Easy Lover and the classic In The Air Tonight, there's something for everyone in this spectacular show which spans three decades of chart-topping success.

WHY? A sell-out show every time they perform with us, so don’t miss out!

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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The Thinking Drinkers – Pub Crawl

A brand new, hilarious, intoxicating bar-hop through history.

Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts take you from the symposiums of Ancient Greece to the classic British boozer via Wild West saloons, Victorian gin palaces and the secret Speakeasy. You'll learn a lot, you'll laugh a lot and, don't forget, you get five free drinks.

WHY? ‘Pioneers of alcohol based comedy’ ★★★★ Sunday Times

‘A terrific show. The best value for money in town’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16


@thinkingdrinks
@nordenfarm

Thinking Drinkers' website

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Felicity Ward – Busting A Nut

The multi-award winning comedian is a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast. She is the star of BBC Radio 4’s Appisodes and Netflix’s Live from the BBC. This is Felicity’s second nationwide tour – she’s back and ready to bust a nutful of jokes.

As seen on BBC2’s Mock The Week, BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, BBC2’s Russell Howard’s Good News, The Inbetweeners 2 and as heard on BBC Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

WHY? ‘Tremendous… unrelenting… she’s so bloody funny‘ List

‘A laugh a minute... sharp, upbeat and self-mocking’ The Guardian

‘Thoroughly engaging... Warm and witty’ The Independent

★★★★★ The Mirror | ★★★★ The Times | ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ The Sunday Times | ★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals | ★★★★ Three Weeks | ★★★★ TV Bomb | ★★★★ The Skinny | ★★★★ Fest Mag

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

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Never 42

The UK’s premier Level 42 tribute return, bringing Level 42's music live!

The line up includes Howie Rogers (bass & vocals), Garreth Hicklin (keyboards & vocals), Mike Wheeler (drums & vocals), Tom Wright (guitar & vocals) and Richard Pardy (sax). They perform Level 42's greatest hits alongside fan favourites.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@42never
@nordenfarm

Never 42's website

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Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe is a regular on BBC2's Mock The Week and BBC1's Live at the Apollo. She is also all over BBC Radio 4, with stints on The News Quiz, Just a Minute and The Now Show.

All this makes it sound like Zoe Lyons has some sort of idea what she's doing in life. But does she? Or is she the perfect example of an Entry Level Human?

WHY? 'Confident and razor sharp' The Observer

Courtyard Theatre
£15

'A hugely enjoyable mix of brutal putdowns and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd' The Guardian

'Zoe Lyons really cuts the mustard' Scotsman

Zoe Lyons's Website

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Stephen K Amos: Bouquets and Brickbats

Highly acclaimed stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos hits the road this Autumn with his brand new tour.

As Brexit looms on, Trump reigns rampant and everyone seems pushed to extremes, Stephen’s main aim is to cheer us up.

Forget everything that’s going on in the world and immerse yourself in the warmth of “one of the most likable figures in British Comedy“ (Radio Times). As seen on QI, The People’s History of LGBT, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You and What Does The K Stand For? on BBC Radio 4.

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

'Unashamed feel-good entertainment’ The Evening Standard

Age guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

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Cara Dillon - Upon a Winter's Night

Cara and her band capture the mystery of Christmas with a collection of songs ancient and modern.

They weave Celtic and folksy rhythms alongside reverent and atmospheric carols while Cara holds the darkness at bay with the purity of her voice.
The Christmas story is retold with genuine wonder and celebrated with the dignity, passion and beauty it deserves. Christmas is one of Cara’s passions and her live show and album only go to prove it.

WHY? ‘Simple and stunning’ The Sunday Times
‘An instant Christmas classic’ BBC
‘There’s enchantment aplenty’ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Independent
‘A reminder of the real meaning of the Festive Season, uplifting and inspirational” The Daily Echo

Courtyard Theatre
£26

@CaraDillonSings
@nordenfarm

Cara Dillon's website

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Hal Cruttenden - Chubster

Hal's literally filled our screens recently on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You, BBC2’s The Apprentice: You're Fired, Channel 4’s Bake Off: Extra Slice and BBC’s Live at the Apollo.

His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He's now on a diet.

WHY? 'On top form' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
'He had the audience in stitches' ★★★★★ Daily Record
'Hilarious' ★★★★ Evening Standard
' Hugely talented' ★★★★ The Times
'Go and see Hal Cruttenden' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@Halcruttenden
@nordenfarm

Hal's website

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Justin Moorhouse – Northern Joker

These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.

On top of this the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids?

Hang on. Perhaps nothing has changed that much. When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and he’d never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx. Perhaps our heroes never went away….they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.

WHY? 'Comedic tour-de-force… brought a tear to a critical glass eye' The Herald

'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out of this world' The List

'The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his deceptively simple routines is worthy of admiration' Guardian

Age guidance: 14+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 Unwaged)

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Andrew Maxwell - Showtime

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@andrewismaxwell
@nordenfarm

Andrew's website

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