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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

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

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

Spring 2022
Wed 19 Jan - 16 Feb
10am – 11am
£8 (including one adult) | £4 per sibling over 6 months or additional adult |
siblings under 6 months - free

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

One free 'Accompanying Adult' is included in the ticket for this workshop, please book siblings and 'Additional Adults' at £4 each, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a sibling under 6 months

Photos by Fiona Norman Photography.

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

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Hot Desk at the Farm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just book your spot online and turn up!


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

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

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Beginners/Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is particularly suited to beginners, those returning to yoga having had a break, those with specific injuries or conditions or even those that consider themselves to be of a ‘certain age’ that might need a less challenging approach. We will cover general breathing practises, the basic and gentler postures, together with general information and possible discussion around movement and the potential difficulties we might come up against.

The aim will be to relax and enjoy.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of nearly 30 years of practice and study, with a broad experience of many styles and teachers. In recent years I have been moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential and ‘felt’ approach, influenced by teachers who have been inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.

Wed 12 Jan - 16 Feb (exc 2 Feb), Wed 2 Mar - 6 Apr
11am - 12.15pm
£10 per session, £35 per 5 week course, £42 per 6 week course

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

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

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

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Floral Design Course for Beginners

Led by Kim Wright

This Floral design course for beginners is for those who are new to floral design as well as those with some experience. Kim will guide participants with demonstrations followed by practical work which will give them the confidence to develop their own floral designs each week.

You will be shown how to prepare flowers and foliage, how to create gifts and how to decorate a party, home or just for a pleasure. You will also receive valuable insights on buying flowers, foliage and sundries on the wholesale market.

Wed 12 Jan – 16 Feb
11am – 1pm
£156 for the 6 week course

Additional Information
Please note that the materials are provided for the first class. For subsequent classes participants will need to bring their own Floristry materials such as flowers, foliage, scissors, containers and some other materials each week to be able to create your own floral design. Kim will advise on what's needed each week.

About Kim Wright
Kim has won a number of awards including the 1st prize of Blenheim Palace flower festival 2021. She began sharing her extensive knowledge of floristry and her unique style in workshops three years ago and is excited to offer this bespoke course at Norden Farm. She also dresses weddings, events and church services with her natural look and romantic and elegant flowers. .

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

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Junior)

Led by Little Tanks

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

Suitable for ages 7 - 11 years

Spring 2022
Wed 19 Jan - 30 Mar (exc 23 Feb)

4.55pm - 5.55pm
£85 per 10 week term

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

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Little Tanks

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

Suitable for ages 12 - 16 years.

Autumn 2021
Wed 22 Sept - 1 Dec

Spring 2022
Wed 19 Jan - 30 Mar (exc 23 Feb)

6pm - 7.30pm
£120 per 10 week term

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

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Wed 12 Jan - 9 Feb, Wed 16 Feb - 23 Mar (exc 23 Feb), Wed 30 Mar - 27 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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Royal Opera House Live: Tosca

Encore screenings from the Royal Opera House.

Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Approximately 205 minutes including two intervals.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Ed Gamble - Electric (Warm Up)

Hi guys, Ed here. I am working up a new show.

Not a clue what it will feature yet, but doubtless it will be a loosey-goosey hour of sweaty horsing around, interspersed with desperately flicking through a notepad. Pop along if you’d like.

Ed xx

Studio
£12

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Wed)

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Wed 12 Jan - 9 Feb, Wed 16 Feb - 23 Mar (exc 23 Feb), Wed 30 Mar - 27 Apr
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

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

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

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

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

Thur 13 Jan - 28 Apr (exc 24 Feb)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class

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

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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

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Book Club

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

This season the Book Club will be reading

Thur 16 Dec - Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain
Thur 20 Jan - Kiss Myself Goodbye by Ferdinand Mount
Thur 17 Feb - TBC
Thur 17 Mar - TBC
Thur 21 Apr - TBC

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

Thur 16 Dec, 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 17 Mar, 21 Apr
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

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

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West Side Story (12A)

Dir: Steven Spielberg 2021 | 156 mins

An adaptation of the 1957 musical. West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

Love at first sight strikes when young Tony spots Maria at a high school dance in 1957 New York City. Their burgeoning romance helps to fuel the fire between the warring Jets and Sharks - two rival gangs vying for control of the streets.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

Bring Baby Screening
The screening on Sat 22 Jan at 11am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-ups 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.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screenings on Thur 20 and Fri 21 Jan at 8pm are socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 18 Jan at 4pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

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

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Thur 12 Jan - 10 Feb, Thur 17 Feb - 24 Mar (exc 24 Feb), Thur 31 Mar - 28 Apr
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course.

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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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
Fri 14 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 25 Feb, 18 Mar, 15 Apr and 22 Apr)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

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

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Intermediate Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is suited to those who have been practising for at least 6. My intention for this class is to move our practise forward, explore different avenues and approaches to the traditional postures. We will be aiming to be going deeper into ‘awareness’ and ‘noticing’.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of over 20 years of practice and study, perhaps moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential approach. Whilst looking at traditional Hatha Yoga postures and pranayamas, I will be encouraging fun and freedom within the traditional structure, whilst taking into our awareness fundamental anatomical and functional aspects required by our bodies for maximum wellbeing benefits.

Fri 14 Jan - 18 Feb, Fri 4 Mar - 8 Apr
11am - 12.15pm
£10 per session, £42 per 6 week course

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

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

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

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Inspired by Ancient Art 2: Ancient traces in mixed media ref John Piper

Led by Jo Hall

Paint or draw artefacts from prehistory or an ancient burial site. These may reference museum objects, cave paintings, standing stones or an ancient burial site. The focus will be on the form and texture of the objects and telling their story in mixed media. We will reference the work of John Piper using ink, watercolour, pastel and either wax crayon or oil pastel.

Please bring your own materials as detailed in the information sheet.

Sat 22 Jan
11am - 4pm

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Zumba (Saturdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

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

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

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

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

Sat 15 Jan - 30 Apr (exc 26 Feb)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class

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

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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Wildfire (15)

Dir: Cathy Brady 2020 | 85 mins

Lauren and Kelly are inseparable sisters raised in a small town on the Irish border. Their lives were shattered with the mysterious death of their mother.

When her sister abruptly disappears, Lauren is left to pick up the pieces. She is suddenly confronted with the family’s dark and traumatic past when Kelly returns home after being reported missing for a whole year. With the intense sisterhood reignited, Kelly’s desire to unearth their history is not welcomed by all in the small town. Rumours and malice spread like wildfire, threatening to push them over the edge.

'Story of two sisters, torn apart by family tragedy but drawn together by a bond deeper than anything the local gossips can understand' ★★★★ The Guardian

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

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

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The Power of the Dog (12A)

Dir: Jane Campion 2021 | 126 mins

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love and long-hidden secrets come to light.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst conquer the Western in Jane Campion's brooding melodrama.

'Jane Campion’s superb gothic western is mysterious and menacing' ★★★★★ The Guardian

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

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

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Art Themen Quartet (sax)

Tribute to the Three Tenors

A nostalgic look at the music of the Blue Note Era and the classic repertoire of the three tenor sax giants John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Henderson. Much of this music was recorded at the classic Englewood cliffs Studio by the great visionary engineer Rudy Van Gelder. The bold harmonies and rhythms, the improvisational language and the spirit in which this music came together will be forever etched in western music history books.

A self-taught musician, Art Themen played tenor saxophone with a university jazz band while studying medicine at Cambridge.

After qualifying as a doctor, he moved to London and in the early 60s played in several blues and R&B bands. During this period he worked with Alexis Korner, Phil Seamen, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker and Long John Baldry. In the late 60s and early 70s his musical direction shifted towards jazz and he played with Barbara Thompson, Michael Garrick, Henry Lowther and Graham Collier.

In 1974 he began a long and particularly fruitful association with Stan Tracey, which continued into the 90s. He has also accompanied numerous visiting US jazzmen, including Al Haig, Red Rodney, George Coleman and Nat Adderley. A highly individual playing style marks Themen’s performances.

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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

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Creative Arts Social Club (online)

Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.

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

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

Run via Zoom with additional ideas for activities to do during the week.


Mon 11 Jan - Mon 7 Feb led by Caroline Crawford
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75.00 for the 5 week term (plus materials)


Mon 21 Feb - 21 March: Painting, Collage and Mixed Media led by Caroline Crawford
Mon 4 April - 2 May: Sculpture led by Amelia Pimlott
10.30am – 12.30pm
£125.00 per 10 week term (including materials)

Painting, Collage and Mixed Media
In these sessions you will be guided through a variety of techniques - collage, charcoal drawing, watercolour painting and mixed media. Sessions will cover a range of subject matter from still landscape and nature study.

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

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

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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

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

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

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

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

Tues 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 8 Feb, 22 Feb (4 week course)
Tues 8 Mar, 22 Mar, 5 April (3 week course)
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £21 per 3 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

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

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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

You will need your own mat.

Tues 11 Jan – 15 Feb (6-weeks)
Tues 1 Mar – 5 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5-weeks)
12pm - 1pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course

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

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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Colour and Texture with Acrylic Paint

Led by Jo Hall

With an accent on colour mixing, understanding transparency and the mediums used with acrylic paint this course is suitable for beginners and those wishing to experiment afresh with this versatile medium. We will discover the use of opaque colour, modifying colour with transparent glazes, blending colour, sgraffito and the use of different brushes and tools, referencing paintings by artists who have used colour in very different ways from the coloured greys of Morandi to the vibrant colours of Matisse and Dufy.

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

Tues 11 Jan - 15 Feb
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course.

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

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Tues 11 Jan – 15 Feb (6-weeks)
Tues 1 Mar – 5 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5-weeks)
1.30pm - 2.30pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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

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

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

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

Spring 2022
Tues 11 Jan - 5 Apr, exc 22 Feb (12 weeks)
Drop in session: Tues 26 Apr
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session | £108 per 12 week term

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

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Twilight Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

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

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

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

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

Tues 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 8 Feb, 22 Feb (4 week course)
Tues 8 Mar, 22 Mar, 5 April (3 week course)
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £21 per 3 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 7pm on the day of each session

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

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National Theatre Live: Leopoldstadt

A new play by Tom Stoppard, directed by Patrick Marber. Filmed live from the Wyndam’s Theatre in London. The Olivier Award-winning play is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world.

We follow his family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play.

★★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece. Magnificent’ Independent

★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s new masterwork is an early contender for play of the year’ Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard delivers an unforgettable play from the heart’ Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Devastatingly moving’ Jewish Chronicle

★★★★ ‘Stoppard’s back at his most personal. A glittering triumph’ Daily Mail

★★★★ ‘Breathtaking, the work of a master’ Time Out

★★★★ ‘Adrian Scarborough has never been better’ Independent

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Pet Portraits Using Collage (online)

Led by Helen D Evans

Create a portrait or series of portraits of a a much loved pet over this four week course. The sessions are bite size and are intended for individuals to develop their own work each week and then to carry on in their own time.

No experience required, just enthusiasm!

Week 1
An introduction to collage, making
miniature portraits

Week 2
Drawing your pet and laying the base
colour down

Week 3
Developing your work and making your
it look three dimensional.

Week 4
Finishing off and thinking about the background.

You will need:
A photo or series of photos of your chosen pet
Thick paper, card or a canvas as a base
Pencil and a rubber
A variety of papers: Newspapers, Magazines, Tissue paper, Patterned Paper
Scissors
Scalpel
PVA glue
A brush

Fri 28 Jan, Fri 4 Feb, Fri 11 Feb, Fri 18 Feb
4pm - 5pm
£32 per 4 week course

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

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Mindfulness

Led by Kate Hughes

Join Kate Hughes of Kate Hughes Meditation for an hour of mindfulness, designed to promote calm and awareness.

During the session we will explore breathing techniques, different kinds of meditation, and various mindfulness exercises including some gentle movement (this can be adapted to suit all mobility levels).

No experience of meditation or mindfulness is required, and these sessions are suitable for you if you are an absolute beginner or have done some kind of mindfulness practice before.

Please wear comfortable clothing. The session will end with a relaxation exercise and you may wish to bring your own mat and blanket, although these will be provided.

Fri 28 Jan, Fri 25 Feb, Fri 25 Mar, Fri 29 Apr
7.30pm – 8.30pm
£12 per session

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Endymion Ensemble

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes
Mozart: Quintet for Horn and Strings
Dohnanyi: Sextet for Clarinet, Horn, Strings and Piano

'The brilliant Endymion' (Sunday Times) exists to deliver world-class performances of chamber music throughout the UK and abroad.

Courtyard Theatre
£17 | £12 for MMS members | £5 for under-18s or free with an adult

Maidenhead Music Society's website

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King Richard (12)

Dir: Reinaldo Marcus Green 2021 | 144 mins

Inspirational Drama. Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history.

Training on abandoned tennis courts - rain or shine - the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment and their mother’s balanced perspective and keen intuition. They defy the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them.

Based on the true story that will inspire the world, the film follows the journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately deliver two of the world’s greatest sports legends.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Sat 29 Jan at 11am is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

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Mozart Birthday Concert

The annual Mozart concert returns!

St John's Chamber Orchestra
George Fu (piano)
Katie Mazur (violin)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart
Symphony No.27 in G, K.199
Violin Concerto in A, K.219
Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595

George Fu gave a stunning recital at Norden Farm last summer, and returns to perform Mozart’s final, poetic concertos. Katie Mazur last appeared with St John’s CO in 2019, and plays the most sparkling of the violin concertos. Plus a rare outing for Symphony No.27.

Live stream tickets are also available for this event, so that you can watch along from home.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18 | £16.50 conc | £5 under 16s
Live stream ticket: £18 per household

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Zen Drawing with Colour (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

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

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

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

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

Mon 17 Jan, 31 Jan, 14 Feb and 28 Feb (4 week course)
Mon 14 Mar, 28 Mar, 11 Apr (3 week course)
7.30pm – 9.15pm
£10 per session | £22.50 per 3 week course | £30 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of the session

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Drive My Car (15)

Dir: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi 2021 | 179 mins

Japanese with English subtitles.

Yusuke Kafuku ia a renowned stage actor and director. Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, he receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theatre festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari , a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900.

As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koji Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke’s late wife.

Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins, with the help of his driver, to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind.

A haunting road movie travelling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace.

Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay.

'Ryûsuke Hamaguchi reaches a new grandeur with this engrossing adaptation about a theatre director grappling with Chekhov and his wife’s infidelity' ★★★★★ The Guardian

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 1 Feb at 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

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Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry - Open Rehearsal

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

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

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

Wed 17 Nov, Wed 2 Feb and Tues 29 Mar
11.30am – 12.30pm

Please note that these dates are subject to change.

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Keaveney

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

Suitable for those with experience of crochet / knitting.

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

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

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

Wed 12 Jan, 2 Feb, 2 Mar, 13 Apr
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

First performed in 2006, this is a fast-paced adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel has enthralled audiences throughout Britain and Ireland and played to packed houses everywhere.

An experiment to separate virtue from wickedness in his own nature results in the respectable Dr Jekyll releasing the demon within - a malevolent force which will eventually possess his body and soul.

'Done in fine style.... a good, vivid, popular version of a great story, told with notable passion' The Scotsman

'Every emotional nuance is wrung out of it and a packed audience sit rapt at such conversely dark materials' Glasgow Herald

Presented by Isosceles.

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

Isosceles website

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Spring Ceilidh

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
£16 | £14 conc

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Daliso Chaponda: Apocalypse Not Now

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

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

Age guidance 14+ years.

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

'He is hot property' Evening Standard

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

'An intelligent, skilfully whittled show' The List

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

@dalisochaponda
@nordenfarm

Daliso Chaponda's Website


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The Lost Daughter (15)

Dir: Maggie Gyllenhaal 2021 | 121 mins

Alone on a seaside holiday, Leda (Olivia Colman) becomes consumed with a young mother and daughter as she watches them on the beach. She finds herself unnerved by their compelling relationship and their raucous extended family. Leda is overwhelmed by her own memories of the terror, confusion and intensity of early motherhood.

An impulsive act shocks Leda into the strange and ominous world of her own mind, where she is forced to face the unconventional choices she made as a young mother and their consequences.

Also starring Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Paul Mescal and Dagmara Dominczyk.

'Olivia Colman compels in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s eerie psychodrama' ★★★★ Observer

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

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Norden Farm Market

Join us for our outdoor markets – held in the Linhay barns and car park.

Browse stalls selling artisanal produce and hand crafted goods. The Café Bar will be open serving lunch (until 3pm), drinks and snacks. The perfect way to do some relaxed shopping on a Saturday afternoon!

Sat 5 Feb, Sat 5 Mar and Sat 2 Apr 12pm - 4pm

Entry is FREE


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Pop Up Bowie

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Pop Up Bowie's Website

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The Tragedy of Macbeth (15)

Dir: Joel Coen 2021 | 105 mins

A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland. His ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen’s bold and fierce adaptation of Shakespeare's play. A tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning.


£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

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Band of the Household Cavalry - Lunchtime Recital

Join the British Army’s Band of the Household Cavalry this lunchtime as some of the Band’s most experienced share the stage with one of their newest members for this first recital of the series.

This afternoon of music making vows to present exceptional musical talent through an exciting, diverse and unique programme of music, free for all to enjoy.

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

Wed 9 February, Thur 17 March and Thur 28 April
1pm - 2pm

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Gagarine (12A)

Dir: Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh 2021 | 98 mins

French with English subtitles.

Yuri fights to save his home town from demolition.

This urban fantasy celebrates community and social housing in a Paris housing estate. Using sci-fi imagery to turn the prosaic into the awe-inspiring.

★★★★★ Financial Times | ★★★★ Empire | ★★★★ The Guardian

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

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Magical Bones: Black Magic

The Britain’s Got Talent finalist takes to the stage with his much-anticipated debut UK tour following a sold out and critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival.

Join Bones as he effortlessly combines intricate sleight of hand with mesmerizing illusions and jaw dropping break-dance moves in one of the most awe-inspiring shows, you’ll see this year. Direct from appearances on America’s Penn & Teller Fool Us, BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks.

‘A dazzling evening… full of imagination and flair’ ★★★★ The Guardian

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

‘Magical Bones performance is stunning’ Evening Standard

'Magical Bones boggled our minds' Official London Theatre

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (PG)

Dir: Will Sharpe 2021 | 111 mins

Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch) is an eccentric Victorian artist. His popular, playful, drawings of cats transform the public's perception of cats from mysterious to irresistible. His art also supports his widowed mother and five younger sisters. His skilled and speedy portraiture impresses, but his often stormy view of the world and those in it keeps him from engaging much with society.

That is, until he hires a kind, curious governess for his youngest sisters, Emily Richardson (Claire Foy). She illuminates his life in a way even he’d never imagined. Love blooms across the class divide — albeit to the chagrin of Louis’s stern sister Caroline (Andrea Riseborough).

Olivia Colman narrates this extraordinary true story.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Thur 17 Feb at 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 15 Feb at 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

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The Dime Notes

The Dime Notes dig back into the blues - drenched sounds of clarinet - driven 1920’s New Orleans jazz, unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blues, and forgotten gems of the era from musicians such as Jelly Roll Morton, Johnny Dodds, and Red Nichols.

Fronted by Chris Barber’s long - time clarinetist David Horniblow, an established figure on the European jazz stage and pianist composer Sam Watts, the band is anchored by the unstoppable pulse of London’s knockout rhythm section, guitarist Dave Kelbie, accompanist in Evan Christopher’s Django a la Creole, John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus and bassist Louis Thomas, well known across the international scene for his swing and versatility and in demand across many genre boundaries with his huge sound and stylistic versatility.

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.

Inspired! SUNDAY TIMES (UK)

Lovingly curated examples of great music from the ancestral repertoire of jazz JAZZ DA GAMA (US)

Swings from start to finish JUST JAZZ (UK)

Studio
£15

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The Dime Notes Website

The Dime Notes Facebook

The Dime Notes Instagram

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The Humans (15)

Dir: Stephen Karam 2021 | 108 mins

Erik Blake gathers three generations of his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls and eerie things go bump in the night, family tensions reach a boiling point.

'A perfectly pitched tableaux of family dysfunction' ★★★★ The Times

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

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Stones and Sea Shells in Water Soluble Coloured Pencil

Led by Jo Hall

Bring any kind of water soluble coloured pencil to make either a very detailed or much looser study of sea shells, pebbles or even a fossil. We will use the pencils wet and dry, and also discover techniques to make different textures.

Full details on what to bring are in the information sheet.

Sat 12 Feb
11am - 4pm

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The Sharon Shannon Quartet

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Here's What She Said To Me

If I were like you, I’d have never found a man to marry me.

And that right there is a problem.

Meet Agbeke, Omotola and Aramide, three generations of proud African women connecting with each other across two continents, across time and space. Together they share their struggles, their joys, tragedies and broken dreams in order to find healing in the present.

Here’s What She Said to Me combines drama with music, poetry and movement to tell a moving story of daughters and mothers in the world of migrations and shifting identities, braving life with an undying hope, optimism and resilience.

'Extraordinary energy' British Theatre Guide

'A vibrant and engaging story' The Sheffield Telegraph

'Beautifully brought to life' What'sOnStage

'A masterclass in acting from three incredible storytellers' The Rotherham Advertiser

'Beautifully directed by Mojisola Elufowoju, music and movement become metabolised within the story' The Guardian

Suitable for ages 15+ years.

Studio
£15

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Utopia Theatre's website

@Utopia Theatre
@nordenfarm

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Luke Kempner: Macho Macho Man

Star of Spitting Image, Steph’s Packed Lunch and with over 10 million views of his online videos, Luke Kempner is one of the UK’s hottest mimics and stand-up comics.

With a hilariously razor sharp roster of contemporary impressions ranging from Piers Morgan and Bojo to Ru Paul, Luke has become a household name and is bringing his highly anticipated brand new show, Macho Macho Man on the road.

Luke is a Macho Macho Man. He came up with the title whilst listening to his Les Mis album for the 28,000th time. Luke tries to work out what masculinity really means with the help of Louis Theroux, the cast of Downton Abbey and even Jürgen Klopp. Luke struggles to fit in, between turning up to a dance audition in football boots to falling in love with a 'cool guy' that sits in the row in front of him at the football. Will Luke ever become the Macho Macho Man he dreams of?

Don’t miss this remarkable one-man show from one of Britain’s most exciting, new comedy talents. Macho Macho Man follows Luke’s previous show House of Faces, which sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe and toured nationwide in 2019. As seen (and heard) on Spitting Image (Britbox), Steph’s Packed Lunch (Channel 4), The Last Leg (Channel 4) The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2) and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4)

‘Remarkable, tour de force one-man show’ ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

'Gloriously Funny' Independent

‘A hugely accomplished impressionist, with the technical skill to jump in and out of a huge range of real-life characters in a beat’ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Thur 13 Jan - 10 Feb, Thur 17 Feb - 24 Mar (ex 24 Feb), Thur 31 Mar - 28 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

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

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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The Vinyl Frontier: Charity Shop Vinyl

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

Twelve volunteers spend up to £10 on a piece of vinyl in a local charity shop. The audience votes for the best selection and the winning charity shop gets the evening’s profits.

Studio
£8

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Licorice Pizza (PG)

Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson 2021 | 133 mins

San Fernando Valley, 1973. Alana Kane and Gary Valentine grow up, run around and go through the treacherous navigation of first love.

‘This is Paul Thomas Anderson operating at full capacity. A master at work’ ★★★★★ Empire


£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Wed 23 Feb at 8pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

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A Band Called Malice – The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The Duke Ellington Songbook

‘Makes The Heart Swing’

Natasha Seale sings the Ellington Songbook.

Vocalist and former West End Leading Lady Natasha Seale leads a stellar band in celebration of Duke Ellington. Natasha’s fascinating narrative weaves around Peter Long’s sparkling arrangements of repertoire including The A Train, Satin Doll, Sophisticated Lady and It Don’t Mean A Thing If you Ain’t Got That Swing.

'Natasha breathes new life into these wonderful songs. Not to be missed' Claire Martin OBE

Natasha Seale - voice
Alex Bryson - keys
Robert Rickenberg - double bass
Matt Home - drums

Arrangements by Peter Long

'A delight to listen to' Evening Standard

'Engaging' The Stage

'Seale is superb' Edinburgh Evening News

Studio
£15

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@natashasingjazz
@nordenfarm

Natasha Seale's website

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Shaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90s!

The decade where Shaparak left an important part of her brain somewhere in a field in Hampshire…

From indie discos to unflattering crop tops… a trip down memory lane to the decade where ‘kinky’ was nurse roleplay and whipped cream, when Shaparak found herself flying about London with hope in her heart, a tenner in her pocket and spare knickers in her handbag.

How does the decade of binge drinking and walks of shame look now without snakebite and black tinted specs?

Age guidance 14+ years.

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

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

'Makes live comedy thrilling' Evening Standard

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The Elves and the Shoemaker

Elvis Schumacher, cobbler and craftsman, has worked all his life creating the most beautiful footwear.

But now he’s hit hard times... Everyone’s buying boring shoes from the evil businessman, Bunyan Sole-less. Time is running out for Elvis. With one piece of leather left and Bunyan’s factory growing, can anyone help him?

This well known and well loved tale - made popular by the Ladybird Classic - has been re-heeled by Theatre of Widdershins in their own inimitable style.  Beautifully crafted set and puppets, sublime music, a kaleidoscope of miniature shoes and a comic mouse make this show a magical must-see.

Age guidance 3+ years.

Run time 55 mins.

Relaxed Performance:
The performances on Wednesday 23 February at 11.30am is Relaxed - ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

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

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The Elves and the Shoemaker website
@thewidders

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A Hero (12A)

Dir: Asghar Farhadi | 127 mins

Persian with English subtitles.

Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don't go as planned.

'An enthralling story of secrets, illicit cash and lies' ★★★★ The Telegraph

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 22 Feb at 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

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

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Encanto (PG)

Dir: Jared Bush Byron Howard 2021 | 102 mins

The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto.

The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift - every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.

£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Relaxed screening
The screening on Thur 24 Feb at 2pm is Relaxed - ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

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Jack Lukeman

Jack has been virtually a household name in Ireland for the last two decades.

In the two years pre Covid he built an ever-growing audience in the UK by opening on full tours with The Proclaimers, Imelda May, Jools Holland, Graham Gouldman, Hazel O’Connor, Neil Sedaka and The Stylistics. He is currently performing solo in the UK, moving from guitar to ukulele to keyboard and accordion.

During lock down he performed over 26 live streamed shows to audiences who kept coming back each week. He would learn a set of songs by his favourite songwriters, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Lennon McCartney - and even sets of songs related to the Moon and turning his hand to 80s classics.

Studio
£16

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Visit Jack's Website
Visit Jack's Facebook page
@jackllukeman
@nordenfarm

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The Hug

A tale of hope, empathy and acceptance.

Based on the heart-warming and funny book The Hug by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar. Starring a Hedgehog and a Tortoise both in search of a restorative hug.

They face many rejections along the way from a rather scary badger, a squirrel (who knows A LOT about nuts), a shy frog, a fabulous fox and an owl who really wants to be wise.

Set to Tom Gray's beautiful and witty music, the audience are invited on a journey full of fun, laughter and love... and at the end, a very special hug from our puppets. 

Presented by Long Nose Puppets

Studio
45 minutes plus ‘Hug the Puppets’ after the show

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

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Half Term Concertini with String Fever

We can’t wait to welcome back Giles, Ralph, Graham & Neal aka Stringfever to Norden Farm this February Half Term.

Using electric instruments to create their own unique sound, String Fever combine exceptional musical skill with a talent for engaging audiences of all ages. All from the same family this fantastic and unique band is guaranteed to have the even the tiredest of feet tapping.

Studio
£12, £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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Concertini Website

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Alfie Moore - Fair Cop Unleashed

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

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

It’d be a crime to miss it!

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

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

'Brilliantly funny…. genuinely hilarious' David Mitchell

Courtyard Theatre
£17 | £15 conc

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Alfie Moore's Website

Alfie Moore on Facebook

@alfiemoore
@nordenfarm

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Josephine Davis Quartet (sax)

Tribute to Women Composers in Jazz

In the ostensibly male dominated world of jazz, sometimes the Female composers are not given their due credit. The quartet led by Josephine will re exam some of these classic gems by the likes of Dorothy Fields, Nina Simone, Ann Ronnell. The band will also perform some latin influenced music by the more contemporary composers Maria Schneider and Elane Elias, with some beautiful compositions from Josephine herself added to the mix.

Winner of the 2019 Parliamentary Award ‘Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year’, Josephine Davies is a musical artist at the forefront of the UK contemporary music scene, pushing the boundaries of jazz with her current main artistic project Satori – a sax/bass/drums trio with an emphasis on extended and collaborative improvisation. It is a project that combines her seeking of freedom of expression with her interest in Japanese philosophy and lifestyle. As a saxophonist she is known for her melodic focus, versatility and unique style which has been described as 'consistently inventive' (Jazzwise Magazine), 'strong and authoritative' (The JazzMann) and 'with winning immediacy' (MOJO Magazine).

Now becoming equally known as a composer, her unique voice is a blend of classical, jazz and folk music, creating an intensely dynamic sound infused with the Nordic quality of her Shetland roots. Deeply influenced by the American composer Maria Schneider, Josephine was resident composer and tenor player for the London Jazz Orchestra from 2011-2016, and now has her own big band ‘The Enso Ensemble’.

Studio
£15 | £13

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Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Science and silliness abound for ages seven to 107!

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

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

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

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

'Hugely talented' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

'Superbly crafted' ★★★★ The Stage

Age guidance 7+ years.

Run time: 60 mins

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

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Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science Website

@morganmagic
@westmagic

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John Coghlan's Quo

Featuring John Coghlan - The Heartbeat of Quo.

Original Quo drummer John Coghlan, with his great band, brings you a night of vintage Quo from the period he performed with Status Quo 1962 - 1981.

John Coghlan joined Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in their newly formed band The Spectres in 1962. The group went through a series of name changes, including Traffic Jam, before becoming Status Quo in the late 60s when Rick Parfitt also joined the line-up. In the years that followed, a string of chart-topping hits include: Pictures Of Matchstick Men, Caroline, Break The Rules , Down Down, Roll Over Lay Down, Rain, Mystery Song, Wild Side Of Life, Rocking All Over The World, Again And Again and Whatever You Want.

For Quo fans and critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quo’s 'Classic' period.
Since leaving Quo, John has worked with many noted and diverse musicians, in his own Diesel Band; with Partners in Crime; and the Rocker’ featuring Phil Lynott, Roy Wood and Chas Hodges. Other collaborations have included Noel Redding (ex-Jimi Hendrix) and Eric Bell (ex-Thin Lizzy).

In 2013 and 2014, John re-joined Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Alan Lancaster for the two sell-out Status Quo Frantic Four Reunion Tours, appearing all over the UK and Europe and reigniting the excitement of the early days of Quo.

During the late nineties John Coghlan’s Quo was formed and through various line-ups has enjoyed regular gigs all over the UK and Europe. The current band consists of John on drums, with Mick Hughes on guitar and vocals, Rick Chase on bass and vocals, Pete Mace on guitar and vocals, and Russ Chadd on percussion and additional drums completing the line-up.

The band enjoys playing all over the UK and Europe, with their prime aim to recreate an authentic '70’s Quo Sound' in keeping with John’s time with Quo. For Quo fans and critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quo’s 'Classic' period.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Reflections in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

Reflections have fascinated artists down the ages. Using the medium of pastel we will explore reflections on flat surfaces like windows. on still and ruffled waters, the distortions of reality reflected in curved surfaces like spoons and kettles, and lastly the strange world of internal reflection that occurs in small fish tanks and jars with flat sides. References will be available but you are encouraged to bring your own.

Please bring your own materials as described in the information sheet.

Tues 1 Mar - 5 Apr
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course.

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National Theatre Live: The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage

By Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery and directed by Nicholas Hytner. An encore screening from the Bridge Theatre in London.

Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.

Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.

Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe. Broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Ajay Srivastav: Karma at the Crossroads

Following a visit to his ancestral home in India, critically acclaimed musician Ajay Srivastav sat on the banks of the Ganges playing his guitar when he encountered a Guru.

This brand new show takes us on a personal, spiritual and musical journey where Ajay, accompanied by renowned percussionist Vinod Kerai, explores the cultural influences that define him and and his music.

Through this we invite you into the smoked filled Juke Joint of Gods and Goddesses, Mojo hands and Charioteers. A place where we do deals with the Devil, kill our Karma, search for truth amid the lies, bear witness to illusions and rediscover the true meaning of home

Featuring music from Ajay's chart topping albums Powerless and Karmic Blues.

A night of music, myths and meditations that will lift your spirits.

'Brilliant.. spiritual and wonderful' Janice Long, BBC Wales

'Think Ben Harper having a late night jam with George Harrison just after he came back from a sitar lesson with Ravi Shankar' Groovemag

'A beautiful blend of musical cultures' Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

Ajay Srivastav's website

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Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth & I

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

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

Sat 18 Dec, 5 Mar, 2 Apr
11.15am – 4.15pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Basil Brush's Family Fun Show

Fresh from appearances on CBBC’s Crackerjack, Britain's most loveable fox takes you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in show for all the family specially written for the live stage and packed with fun and excitement. Come join in the mayhem!

WHY? ‘Basil Brush is back with a boom – the children loved it’ ★★★★ Kids Day Out Reviews

‘The show was great – I recommend to anyone with school age children’ ★★★★ WhatsGoodToDo.co.uk

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy in association with Basil Brush Limited.

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

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Gilmore and Roberts

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound.

Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. Gilmore & Roberts released their fifth studio album, A Problem Of Our Kind, in October 2018.

Studio
£15

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Gilmore and Roberts website

@gilmoreroberts
@nordenfarm

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Basil Brush Unleashed

Showbiz legend, national treasure, fox. Children of the 2000’s, 1970’s (and everything in-between) this one’s for you as Basil goes prime time!

Join him as he takes to the road following his much-talked about and totally sold out run at last year's Edinburgh Festival in a show for the adults! Fresh from appearances on The Last Leg (Channel 4) and Celebrity Juice (ITV2), join Basil as he gives his comedic take on everything from Love Island to Westminster, in his trademark anarchic style.

WHY? ‘Hilarious’ Digital Spy

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy in association with Basil Brush Limited.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The HandleBards present: Macbeth

The HandleBards are a three strong troupe of actors who pedal environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK.

Forget the tears and tragedy and join the all-female troupe at Norden Farm for their unhinged bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud version of Macbeth.

With music, mayhem and more costume changes than you can Shake a spear at, expect the HandleBards usual irreverent, charming and hilarious style to come bursting on to the stage.

'An exceptional touring production… explodes with energy, a genuine treat from start to finish' ★★★★★ The Stage, on The HandleBards’ Twelfth Night

Courtyard Theatre
£16 | £14 conc

The HandleBards website
@HandleBards

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Royal Opera House Live: Rigoletto

Live screening (Thursday) from The Royal Opera House.

In a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, Director of The Royal Opera Oliver Mears sets his scene. In his first work for his own Company, Mears brings Verdi’s masterpiece into the modern world. Verdi’s thrilling Rigoletto pits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano. This special anniversary screening of Verdi’s Rigoletto celebrates 171 years since its premiere in 1851.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Approximately 180 mins including an interval.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Matt Chorley: Who Is In Charge Here?

Matt Chorley has spent the past 15 years in Westminster seeing up close how politics works, or doesn’t.

After the sell-out success of his first tour This Is Not Normal, the award-winning  Times  columnist and Times Radio presenter is back with an hilarious new show exploring who really calls the shots. Is the Prime Minister actually in charge, or at the mercy of the opposition, backbenchers, lobbyists, the media, spin doctors, his wife, or the Queen? 

‘Great British stand up is alive and well… Matt Chorley with acid wit and music hall timing’ Andrew Marr

‘No politician is spared in this delightful display of disdain’ ★★★★ The Times

‘Engaging, funny, entertaining’ Rory Bremner

Studio
£22.50

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Landscape drawing with tinted graphite and/ or tinted charcoal

Led by Jo Hall

Dramatic landscape drawings can be achieved with the muted colours of coloured graphite and \ or tinted charcoal. This workshop is suitable for anyone who has coloured graphite or charcoals in stick, pencil or pan form and would like to start or continue exploring various techniques with them, including dry and also wet techniques.

Full details of materials, equipment and paper are in the information sheet

Sat 12 Mar
11am - 4pm

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The Vinyl Frontier: Best Years of Our Lives

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

A brand new format where six people try and convince the audience of the merits of a particular year via their vinyl choices.

Studio
£8

The Vinyl Frontier: Best Years of Our Lives

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Simon Brodkin – Troublemaker

World-famous prankster and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson, is back on stage with TROUBLEMAKER, his sensational new stand-up show, NOW EXTENDED INTO 2022 DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND!

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

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

After the success of his stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin, selected by The Guardian and The Evening Standard as one of their Best Comedy Shows at the Edinburgh Festival, TROUBLEMAKER has been wowing sold-out audiences nationwide, and is the must-see show of 2022!

'Comedy legend' The Sun

'Hilarious' ★★★★ The Scotsman

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

'Get him out' Donald Trump

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Tom Houghton - Honour Tour

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

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

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

Age guidance 14+ years.

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

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

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

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

‘A crafty idiot’ ★★★★ The Daily Mail

‘Now that’s class’ ★★★★ Fringe Guru

Studio
£15

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Andy Zaltzman – Satirist for Hire

Andy Zaltzman, chair of The News Quiz (Radio 4), host of the global hit satirical podcast The Bugle, and Test Match Special statistician, returns with his unparalleled interactive stand-up show.

Andy invites audience members to submit topics, issues and miscellaneous gripes for him to satirise to order, meaning every show is unique and can encompass everything from the biggest political stories of the day to pedantic personal peeves, all delivered by one of Britain’s leading political comedians.

Please submit an advance satirical commission on any topic in our increasingly ridiculous universe, to satirisethis@satiristforhire.com. Please include the date of the show you will be attending, plus details of the issue/person/concept/thing you would like Andy to satirise, and any relevant supporting material if you feel so inclined.

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, broadcaster and writer, who has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British comedy with his unique brand of inventive, incisive political satire. A regular at the Edinburgh Fringe throughout the millennium, Andy has performed stand-up across the world including tours of North America, Australia and India.

Since 2007, he has hosted The Bugle, one of the longest-running and most successful comedy podcasts in the world and has been a regular presence on Radio 4 over the last two decades, becoming host of The News Quiz in 2020. Andy has also brought his wit and cricketostatistical expertise to the Test Match Special team since 2016.

'Political satire at its most enjoyable' ★★★★ The Times

'Probably the best satirical comic we’ve produced in the last two decades. Intelligent, biting and silly' Time Out London

'Political comedy at its best' Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Alan Barnes (sax)

Alan Barnes is a multi-reedist supremo and an icon of the UK's Jazz musicians. His creativity is presented in his inimitable relaxed and witty style which both warms and excites.

Supported by his chosen rhythm section: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? ‘A brilliant multi-instrumentalist who’s at home with the jazz repertoire of 30s and 40s swing, and the subsequent “modern” jazz style of bebop’ The Guardian

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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The Silk Roads: Ancient and Modern (Live streaming)

Four lectures from Dr Paul Wordsworth delve into the origins of the famous Silk Roads and explore the ways in which commerce and travel shaped the cultural connections of a continent.

Presented by WEA Maidenhead Branch and Oxford University Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE).

Programme
10.15am: Development of the Silk Roads
11.40am: The Sogdian Trading Network
1.40pm: The Silk Roads after the coming of Islam
3.00pm: The Modern Silk Roads

Dr Paul D. Wordsworth is a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford specialising in the archaeology of the medieval Caucasus and Central Asia.

Please contact Steph Diggon (weamhead@gmail.com or Tel: 01628 563676) for course materials before and after the event.

Please click here for more information.

Live Stream from the Courtyard Theatre
£39 per household

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Dire Streets

Dire Streets bring to life the classic songs of one of the world’s greatest guitar bands with a level of musicianship and attention to detail that makes them the stand out Dire Straits tribute in the UK.

The two-hour theatre show includes faithful renditions of classic studio tracks along with extended live versions from some of the legendary Dire Straits concerts.

For over a decade, Dire Streets have performed Dire Straits’ incredible back catalogue to thousands of theatre-goers across the UK.

No other Dire Streets tribute act comes as close to reproducing Mark Knopfler’s distinctive guitar and vocal tones – making Dire Streets as near to the original band as you can see live.

The six-piece band is made up of some of the country’s top tribute musicians and delivers a stunning show that fulfils their mission of doing justice to one of the most original and talented bands the UK has ever produced.

The band makes no attempt to look like the original so no headbands or pink suits, just brilliant songs skilfully played with the enthusiasm and respect they deserve.

Courtyard Theatre
£19

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A Night at the Movies

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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Lou Sanders: One Word: Wow

It's me again, your old internet friend Dr Giggles.

It's time for a little get together; so pull up a chair, get all cosy and let me tell you about the time I gave this horse a boner. I'll bring my skates, you bring your wallet and we'll all take some piccies.

Maybe this show is the real vaccine?

As seen on The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS), Taskmaster (Channel 4), QI (BBC Two), Travel Man (Channel 4) and co-host of Mel Giedroyc’s Unforgivable (Dave).

‘A comedian who leaves you wanting more’ ★★★★ The Times

’She’s terrific’ ★★★★ The Guardian

’Thank the comedy Gods’ ★★★★ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Disraeli - Queen Victoria’s Favourite Prime Minister

A play written and performed by Jeff Rozelaar

“We are all dreadfully disgusted at the prospect of a Jew for our Prime Minister.”
So declared Lady Palmerston when Benjamin Disraeli was given the keys to No.10 Downing Street.

This controversial characters 'intrusion' into the heart of the Victorian 'Establishment' is related imaginatively in this one-man play.

It includes references to Hughenden Manor which Disraeli acquired and lived in. The property is a very popular National Trust venue in the South East of England.

'This amazing one-man show held the audience’s rapted attention' Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, Maidenhead Synagogue

'A splendid experience… mesmerising' U3A Reading (History group)

'A spellbinding monologue' U3A Chinnor (History group)

Studio
£15

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Soul Kinda Wonderful

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Suzi Ruffell and Friends

Suzi's last show was a complete sell out, got heaps of great reviews and was recommended by the British Comedy Guide, Scotsman and Sunday Times.

Suzi's last show was a complete sell out, got heaps of great reviews and was recommended by the British Comedy Guide, Scotsman and Sunday Times. Now, she’s heading out with some friends to test out new material and have a big old laugh.

As seen on Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week.

'A Stand Up Gem' The Guardian

‘Ruffell really does have funny bones’ Evening Standard

‘Do you have to keep doing my voice?’ Suzi's Mum

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Ma Bessie and Her Pig Foot Band

Building on her passion for the "Empress of the Blues", Julia Titus formed her Pig Foot Band in mid-2015 to share the music of Bessie Smith and her contemporaries, with a new generation of listeners.

Mixing Julia’s rich, warm vocal sound with a dynamic band that look and sound the part, Ma Bessie & her Pig Foot Band perform classic blues and jazz tunes from the inter -war years with a selection of original songs and hand -picked covers from the last 50 years of popular music.

The Ma Bessie repertoire includes classics such as ‘Careless Love’, ‘Nobody Knows When You’re Down And Out’ and, of course, ‘Gimme A Pig Foot (And A Bottle Of Beer)’.

Featuring
Julia Titus (Ma Bessie - vocals)
Matt Foster (guitar)
Michael Wilkins (saxophone)
Andy Wilkin (percussion and vocals)

Studio
£15

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St John's Chamber Orchestra

In previous visits to Norden Farm, Jonathan Stone electrified audiences with his performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and the Brahms Violin Concerto.

Jonathan Stone (violin)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Overture La clemenza di Tito
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Beethoven Symphony No.6 (Pastoral)

We are delighted to welcome him back to perform one of best-loved of all violin concertos. St John’s Chamber Orchestra continues its new cycle of the Beethoven symphonies with the Pastoral, full of charming and dramatic depictions of nature.

Live stream tickets are also available for this event, so that you can watch along from home.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18 | £16.50 conc | £5 under 18s
Live stream ticket: £18 per household

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Family Concertini with YolanDa Brown

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to join world renowned saxophonist, star of Cbeebies YolanDa’s Band Jam and multi MOBO award winner YolanDa Brown for an inspirational Concertini exploring a fusion of Reggae, Jazz and Soul. 

YolanDa has toured with none other than the Temptations, Diana Krall, Courtney Pine and Billy Ocean and has collaborated with artists such as Mica Paris, Julian Marley and as part of Jools Hollands Rhythm and Blues orchestra.

Studio
£12, £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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Concertini Website

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come!

This classic fairytale now gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises and beautiful images as Patrick Lynch (from Cbeebies) tells the gripping story of Jack who sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 3’s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!

Studio
£12, £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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Royal Opera House Live: La traviata

In a glamorous and superficial society, a courtesan sacrifices all for love.

19th-century Paris is a place of contrasts; glamour and superficiality, love and lust, life and death. Courtesan Violetta sings some of Verdi’s most acclaimed arias including the joyous ‘Sempre libera’, in her poignant and passionate encounters with Alfredo and Germont. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera recently celebrated 25 years on the Royal Opera House stage and this year returns with acclaimed opera star Pretty Yende as Violetta.

Running time: 3 hours and 40 minutes (including two intervals)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

£15

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The Small Fakers

The Small Faces were the cheeky London mods who had a string of hits in the 60s including All Or Nothing, Itchycoo Park and Lazy Sunday.

The Small Fakers lovingly recreate the Small Faces look and sound, playing all the hits and fan favourites. The core of the band are from Maidenhead too, so you may even recognise some of them. Now in their 16th year, Small Fakers can count the Small Faces very own Kenney Jones is a long time supporter of the band.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. He is a favorite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed twelve years of sell-out success.

Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornados and trampolines to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages. 

Most shows will also feature multi instrumentalist Jet Black Pearl accompanying Louis with bubbly music to double your pleasure.

Greatest bubble show on Earth SFGate.com

 It's a fantastic show. Louis Pearl playfully forms bubbles beyond imagination, and engages the audience with his easygoing nonverbal slapstick

Louis Pearl - aka The Amazing Bubble Man - truly deserves his title. Most of the show is accompanied by gasps and awes...and that's just the adults. Kids can be heard giggling with excitement

This show captivated its young audience and the adults loved it as well. Highly recommended British Theater Guide

 The show is one giant, joyous caper The Wee Review

 The eight year-old seated beside this reviewer summed it up neatly during the show, proclaiming after one nifty manoeuvre, ‘he sure is the amazing bubble man The Wee Review

Studio
£12, £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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The Amazing Bubbleman Website

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Kathakali

Kathakali is the classical dance drama of Kerala, south India and combines storytelling, dance, drama, ritual, vibrant costumes and an intricate makeup featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the most three dimensional make up in the world.

The tour focuses on making Kathakali as accessible and enjoyable to as many people as possible including children, families, and students, both from Asian and non -Asian communities.

The performance offers a rare opportunity to see Kathakali in this country, view the makeup, see the costumes, and meet the artists.

Before the performance starts a demonstration will illustrate how a Kathakali actor tells a story through emotions, facial expressions, characters, and gestures. A short film will take the audience back in time when Kathakali first emerged 600 years ago.

The performance that follows highlights the need for women and girls to be respected and to feel safe.

In addition to the performance there is an opportunity to learn more about Kathakali through a drama -based workshop led by a top artist from Kerala.

The couple met whilst studying at the world -famous centre for the study of arts and culture in Kerala, the Kerala Kalamandalam. Kalamandalam Vijayakumar a student of acting and Kalamandalam Barbara a student of chutti make -up. Barbara became the first female chutti make -up artist in the world!

The company are looking forward to performing at Norden Farm where the intricate use of the Kathakali actors eyes and facial expressions can be appreciated.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | £12 conc

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Not So Ugly Sisters

You’ve heard the fairytale, now here’s the whole hair-raising truth!

Dolly rests on her broom counting the passers-by outside the salon window, whilst her sister Barb watches the phone that never rings. It’s the morning of Cindy and Prince Smarming’s big royal wedding - but Dolly and Barb are not invited! But hell hath no fury like a hairdresser scorned!

A brand new musical re-telling of Cinderella from the perspective of the ‘Not So’ Ugly Sisters, reimagined for the stage in this magical adventure for the whole family by Wrongsemble.

Wrongsemble are a Yorkshire based theatre company famed for creating fantastic family theatre for all ages, packed full of original music, puppetry, magic and adventure.

The Not So Ugly Sisters promises to be a theatrical treat not to be missed for ages 4-104!

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

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National Theatre Live: Henry V

by William Shakespeare

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) plays the title role in Shakespeare’s thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power. 

Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.

Captured live from the Donmar Warehouse in London, this exciting modern production directed by Max Webster (Life of Pi) explores what it means to be English and our relationship to Europe, asking: do we ever get the leaders we deserve?

£15

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Ahmed Dickinson and Eduardo Martin present The Bridge

The famous composer and guitarist Eduardo Martín joins the renowned young guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas to create this duo that masterfully addresses the diverse tendencies and styles of the Cuban contemporary music scene.

Martín explores Afro, classical and Anglo-Saxon pop among other varied musical genres that mix in the creative universe of this composer while using in a virtuous way multiple techniques that expand the expressive qualities of the guitar. The use of intelligent melodies, the approach to cultures and dissimilar times converge with the Afro-Caribbean nature trying to propose a musical framework in which the stylistic barriers disappear.

Studio
£15

@ahmeddickinson
@nordenfarm

Ahmed Dickinson's website

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Groove Into the Woods

Family favourite Groove Baby arrives with an exciting, jazz and funk fuelled show especially for 3- 7s and their grown-ups!

Groove Into the Woods is an animated and live-action magical, musical adventure which follows three friends into a fairytale forest where they learn some important lessons about who you can trust, who your friends are, and which troll might eat you!

Specially designed to be a midpoint between kid shows and ‘regular’ adult concerts, this show has something for everyone (in the kingdom). High energy interactive theatre meets top quality gig.

Blending electro jungle rhythms, infectious pop themes, and a heavy dose of 60s Blue Note soul jazz, the Groove Baby Organ Trio creates a non -stop groove that will have everyone on their feet.

The duration of this show is approx. 55 minutes. Suitable for children ages 3 – 7 and their grown -ups.

Groove Baby is all about fun for the whole family. Created in 2013 to give parents the opportunity to experience concert hall quality music in a child friendly environment, the shows have developed into a unique - and definitely cool - form of musical theatre event.

Featuring standout musicians from the UK jazz and contemporary circuit, Groove Baby shows are a firm family favourite of the London Jazz Festival as well as entertaining audiences across the UK.

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

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Fara

Fara brings together four leading musicians at the forefront of today’s young Scottish folk scene.

Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles combine with Rory Matheson’s piano to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney. With a mixture of self-penned and traditional Orkney tunes as well as stunning vocals, Fara’s musical experiences and friendships produce an exciting and individual sound. They were excited to tour Australia for the first time in 2020 and are looking forward to getting back out on the road in 2021. With vibrant arrangements full of rich harmonies, energetic fiddle playing and driving piano, audiences are sure to be thrilled too.

Torch-bearers of a freshly reinvigorated tradition. . . one of the most exciting Scottish folk discoveries in recent years AllMusic

Gifted, imaginative, complex and engaging. . . a sound that just exudes joy FRUK

Bring contemporary fiddle music to new heights. . . enthralling vocal arrangements Scotsman

From delicate, elegant and beautiful to full and rich and fiery. . . spellbinding Fatea

Studio
£17.50

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Matt Forde: Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

There are wallies everywhere and half of them are running the country.

The other half are trying to. Matt Forde (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, The Last Leg, The Royal Variety Performance) lashes out right, left and centre. And chucks in some funny voices.

'Our foremost satirical stand-up...Whatever your politics, you’ll find excellence here' ★★★★ Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times

'Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe' ★★★★★ Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

'Forde is as gratifyingly sane as comedians come… smart, funny ideas' ★★★★ Dominic Maxwell, The Times

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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No Jacket Required

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
£20

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Alvin Youngblood Hart – The Return of the Motivational Speaker

Known as a 'musician’s musician', Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to guitar gods Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor.

The New Orleans native is known as one of the world's foremost practitioners of country blues. Alvin is a faithful torchbearer for 1960s and 1970s guitar rock, Western Swing and vintage country. He is a Grammy Award winner and has released a Grammy Award nominated album. He has appeared on BBC2’s Later with Jools Holland and BBC4’s Blues on Later.

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

Studio
£15

@MotivSpkr6L6
@nordenfarm

Alvin Youngblood Hart's Website

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The Vinyl Frontier: The Top 10 Electronic Pop Songs EVER

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

The Top 10 Electronic Pop Songs EVER. Classic Pop Magazine produced a top 40 but we just look at the Top 10, with all the stories. Plus Classic Pop giveaways.

In Association with Classic Pop Magazine.

Studio
£8

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The Bob Dylan Story

Don’t Think Twice, head down Highway 61 past Maggie’s Farm and across Positively 4th Street. Destination, the 1960s of course, where “Bob” and “The Band” await with their thrillingly authentic celebration of the music of Mr Bob Dylan.

Feast on an array of tasty aural delights including Like A Rolling Stone, Subterranean Homesick Blues, Blowin’ In The Wind, All Along The Watchtower, Mr Tambourine Man, Knocking On Heaven’s Door and so many more.

Enjoy fascinating stories behind the hits and let the evocative visuals transport you to a time when popular music’s greatest icon reigned supreme.

Described by audiences as “inspiring and moving”, “heartbreakingly fabulous” and “the best tribute show I’ve ever seen”

A brilliant performance Southend Theatre Scene

As close to the man as it’s possible to get The Scarborough Review

Superb … Does real justice to the great man Weekend Notes

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

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

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

For their 2021/22 shows they are joined by vocalist Mark Pascall, best known for his work with Cats in Space and Departed, bassist Brian Badhams (Bernie Marsden’s Alaska, Steve Gibbons Band) and guitarist Alan Bell.

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Danni Nicholls

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

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

Her third studio album The Melted Morning was released 2019.

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

'A polished dark gem' Americana-UK

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

Studio
£12.50

@DanniNicholls
@nordenfarm

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The Grahams

The Grahams are New York grown, Nashville based Alyssa and Doug Graham.

As kids in the Jersey suburbs, they snuck into NYC to hear their favourite bands play, and have been performing together ever since. With their own unique brand of nostalgia-inducing alt pop, their music features nods to Americana, emotional and rebellious lyrics and mesmerising vocals.

A multi media performance with a 30 minute documentary film Searching The Milky Way, to proceed a live performance. The film was shot by New York filmmakers Natalie Brasington and David Johnson during The Grahams‘ motorcycle adventure across the legendary Route 66.

The performance will be a combination of songs from The Grahams latest album Kids Like Us and their new EP, Sha La La.

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Flo & Joan - Sweet Release

Multi-award winning musical comedy duo (and sisters) Flo & Joan are climbing out of their pits, armed with a piano and percussion section to bring you a brand new show of their critically acclaimed songs and comedy.

Their unique, sharp-tongued style has taken them around the world with multiple sell-out tours and appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival Montreal and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Now they are back with their biggest ever UK national tour, poking around all the classic topics of the day: over-thinking, alien lovers and fringes.

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), online with over 50 million views of their viral songs, in your personal nightmares, and in ‘Alive on Stage’, their own special available worldwide on Amazon Prime.

'Musical comedy hasn’t been in such safe hands for years' The List

'It’s the harmonies of Frankie Valli with the sensibilities of Frankie Boyle' Chortle

★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Veronica & Max

Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20s and 30s.

They like to keep this precious musical heritage alive faithfully reproducing its original sound whilst playing it a modern twist.

Using strictly acoustic instruments such ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and double bass their passion for this music is perfectly represented on their last CD - Old Stories for Modern Times.

With their trio called Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders they won the European Blues Challenge 2013, an important international contest held in Toulouse in March. Thanks to this result they performed at the prestigious Notodden Blues Festival in Norway and will take part in Lucerne Blues Festival in November. Veronica & Max regularly perform in the USA, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Norway, Spain, England, Italy and Poland.

'Good time blues is alive and well and residing in... Milan, Italy. A band with a mission' Folk & Roots Magazine

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

Veronica & Max website

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The Sound of Springsteen

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£22

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Keith James in concert: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Studio
£18

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Dark Side Of The Wall

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

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

Saturday 19 November 2022
Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Mike Bubbins: Throwback

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

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

AS IF IT IS!

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

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

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

Saturday 4 February 2023
Courtyard Theatre
£19.50

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