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A Celebration of Life

The power of poetry, celebrating life from childhood to twilight. An emotional, funny and heart-warming show.

A pre-recorded event from Maidenhead actor Clive Woodward, live streamed on Sunday 14 June 4pm. Clive performs his much loved show, A Celebration of Life, to raise funds for Norden Farm during this challenging time due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. All ticket revenue will go directly to supporting Norden Farm.

Based around poetry, the performance often reflects on Clive’s varied and interesting life and includes amusing anecdotes and a splash of music.

Poems from childhood to twilight provide a powerful, emotional and fun afternoon – allowing you to reflect on and celebrate life. A perfect tonic at this time and geared to make you think, reflect, laugh and observe life during these unprecedented times.

Clive has acted in films, theatre, BBC radio plays and TV productions. He has performed his own shows A Celebration of Life and You, Me, Colin and Helen at various theatres. Clive is also a former national motor racing champion and commentator.

Norden Farm Online
£8 per household
Booking cut off time: 2pm Sunday 14 June

Once you have booked your ticket, you can access the live stream by clicking here and logging in to your Norden Farm account.

Find out more about the ways you can support Norden Farm here.


How do our online events work?

This pre-recorded event will be streamed live via Norden Farm’s online events platform. You simply need to book for the event as normal by the cut off time of 2pm on the day. We'll then send out a link to access the stream on your device (computer, laptop, tablet etc) shortly after the cut off time, before the event begins. You will need to know the login details for your Norden Farm online account to access this.

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£6.50 per household
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A live streamed event from Norden Farm.

John Cook (clarinet)
Ron Colyer (violin)
Susan Black (viola)
Paul Cox (cello)
Nigel Wilkinson (piano)
with Miriam Allan (soprano)

Violin Sonata in E flat, K.302
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Trio in E flat, K.498 (Kegelstatt)
Violin Sonata in E minor, K.304
Exsultate jubilate, K.165
Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478

St John’s Ensemble is delighted to resume performances at Norden Farm with a programme of much loved works by Mozart, including the effortlessly lyrical Kegelstatt Trio featuring clarinet and viola, and the dramatic and intense G minor Piano Quartet. Leading early music specialist Miriam Allan makes a welcome return to Norden Farm, (she last appeared here as Queen of the Night in Magic Flute in 2017).

The programme will be introduced from the stage by the performers.

Live streamed via the Norden Farm website
£15 per household
Booking cut off time: Thursday 16 July 5pm

Running time approximately 45 minutes, 10 minute interval, 45 minutes

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Alex Garnett - sax (livestream)

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A live streamed event from Norden Farm.

Known as ‘The Garnett’, Alex's strident, swinging tenor playing is a gem of creative musicianship. He has performed with artists including Sir John Dankworth, Van Morrison and The Rolling Stones. Supported by the UK’s top rhythm section Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums). A precious evening!

WHY? ‘Garnett has all the individuality, skill and stamina every star soloist needs’ Evening Standard

Live streamed via the Norden Farm website
£15 per household
Booking cut off time: Friday 24 July 5pm

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Joanna MacGregor - piano (livestream)

A live streamed event from Norden Farm.

Rameau Le Rappel des Oiseaux
Couperin Les Fauvettes Plaintives
Ravel Oiseaux Tristes
Rameau La Poule
Bach French Suite no.5
Nina Simone Little Girl Blue, Good Bait
Three Brazilian Songs Canto Triste, Insensatez, Canto de Ossanha
Satie Gnossiennes Nos. 1, 3 and 5
Piazzolla Five Tangos


It is always a pleasure to welcome back Joanna MacGregor, a long-term supporter of Norden Farm, who was recently appointed CBE for her wide-ranging services to music. Her brilliantly devised programme takes us through a kaleidoscope of French pieces, dance music by Bach at his most radiant and a colourful array of Latin American music.

Joanna will introduce the programme from the Courtyard stage. Sit back and enjoy!

Live streamed via the Norden Farm website
£15 per household
Booking cut off time: Tuesday 11 August 5pm

Running time approximately 45 minutes, 10 minute interval, 45 minutes

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Art Themen - sax (livestream)

An evening of jazz, live from the Courtyard stage and programmed by the late Pat Kelly.

A live streamed event from Norden Farm. A musician whose style and humour creates great jazz. Art is supported by a rhythm section acclaimed at every gig: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? Art fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for over 20 years and is winner of a British Jazz Award for tenor sax

Live streamed via the Norden Farm website
£15 per household
Booking cut off time: Friday 14 August 5pm

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

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

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Age guidance 14+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£15

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

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

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