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Art Week: Back to Life, Back to Reality (online)

Led by Lawrence Dodgson

Lockdown, what just happened? What now?

Join artist Lawrence Dodgson in a week packed with different activities; drawing, painting, dancing, hat making, creative writing and sculpture.

We will be exploring what lockdown was, and what’s going on now, through various themes throughout the week. But mostly we will be getting creative and making a bunch of stuff!

Over the week we will draw beautiful self-portraits, learn how to draw a minion on a minion horse, make a coronavirus-hat and star in a music video, as well as much, much more.

The week will be hosted over Zoom from 10am - 4pm, but with lots of activities to do away from the computer to avoid Zoom-fatigue.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Mon 3 – Fri 7 Aug
10am – 4pm
£95 (£90 Advantage Card holders)
Booking cut off time: Fri 31 Jul at 5pm


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

Schedule:

Monday - Before COVID Era (BCE)
Introductions, games, coronavirus-hat making

Tuesday - Isolation
Self-portraits, film our Isolation - Joy Division music video, drawing from life

Wednesday - COVID weird
Dream poems, surreal drawing exercises

Thursday - Nature
Drawing exercises, bugs that do crime, animals returning, pet portraits

Friday - The Future
Sculpting objects from the future, paint and finish our coronavirus-hats, watch our Isolation dance video


Materials list:

  • Egg boxes
  • Balloons
  • Newspaper
  • PVA glue
  • masking tape
  • acrylic paints (any will do, but recommended red, orange, blue, green & white)
  • Charcoal
  • Pens (any will do!)
  • Paper
  • Stapler
  • One rock suitable for being a pet
  • Plasticine
  • One parent / guardian’s camera phone that can be used to film some dancing / singing for our music video


This session should be fun for you and your little ones, please support where necessary and ensure that children are always supervised during the class.


How do our online classes work?

The classes will take place via a video stream on Zoom where you'll be able to use the camera and audio on your tablet, laptop or other device to see and hear the tutor and other participants.

You simply need to book on to your class or workshop of choice as normal by the cut off time. We'll then send you an email with a link to your session, password and a meeting ID. These will be emailed to you after the booking cut off time, shortly before the class begins.

If you'd like to learn more about joining a meeting on Zoom, click here for a handy guide.

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Creative Arts Social Club (online)

Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.

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

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

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

Mon 13 Jul - 10 Aug, Mon 17 Aug - 21 Sept, Mon 5 Oct - 2 Nov and Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list will be supplied)


Mon 13 Jul - 10 Aug: Natural World 1

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using the theme of the natural world, we will use collage and decoupage techniques for a variety of 2d and 3d projects including producing a landscape inspired by Turner and creating designs for more decorative household items.


Mon 17 Aug - 21 Sept: Natural World 2

Led by Caroline Crawford

Continuing with the theme of the Natural World we will explore a range of different painting mark making and printing techniques using a combination of paints, papers, ink and things that can found around the house.

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Dance Week: Dancing from my Sofa (online)

Led by Charlie Dixon

Dance week is an energetic creative dance course over 5 days, led by Charlie Dixon a local dance teacher and choreographer.

This jam-packed week will give young people the opportunity to take part in contemporary dance technique class, choreography workshops and participate in designing and crafting a brand new dance film - Dancing from my Sofa

Dancing from My Sofa is inspired by our current situation and how we’ve all learnt to adapt over the last few months. So, come a get creative with our epic new dance on film project based around your very own sofa/settee/couch/armchair or chaise lounge!

This course is open level course for dancers with mixed abilities, and great opportunity to build on existing skills in a friendly creative atmosphere from the comfort of your own home.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Mon 17 - 21 Aug
10am - 1pm
£80 (£75 Advantage Card holders)
Booking cut off time: Fri 14 Aug 5pm


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


The schedule includes:

  • Daily Contemporary Dance technique workshop sessions
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Travel sequences and phrases
  • Creative tasks including solo, duets and group tasks
  • Choreography and rehearsal sessions
  • Creation of Dancing from My Sofa short film

We want everyone to be safe while practising dance at home so please ensure that all children are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear and that you have suitable space to move in and have cleared the space of any potential hazards.

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Digi Den - Summer Sessions (online)

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club!

Reconnect with the Digi Den community via weekly Zoom workshops. Share your creativity, explore music and film editing!

You will need: Paper to draw or write on and any pencils, pens or art supplies you may like to use. The project will adapt to incorporate any other supplies individuals may have.

Suitable for School Years 7 - 13.

Fri 31 Jul - 21 Aug
5.15pm - 6.45pm
£32 per 4 week term
Booking cut off time: Friday 31 July 12pm

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Oldilocks and the 3 Bears

The first of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

Oldilocks finds a teddy bear in the park and remembers a delicious bowl of porridge she tasted years ago in the woods. Something else happened but she can’t quite remember what… so she sets off for the forest.

Join Oldilocks as she sets off for another adventure followed by a scruffy old pigeon. Will she find the bears' house and what will happen then?

A wonderfully funny and warmhearted celebration of the classic story, starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar… and 3 funny bears who love their breakfast.

Expect to be spellbound by lovingly crafted puppets, music and some steaming bowls of porridge!

The latest show from Garlick Theatre, who have perviously brought Eggs on Legs, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Three Little Pig Tails to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

Run time 50 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

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. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

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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The Magic Porridge Pot and Other Tasty Tales

The second of three shows cominging to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

"You can’t catch me, You’re much too slow!
I like to run wherever I go"

Can YOU catch that slippery little biscuit, the Gingerbread Man? You’ll need a big bowl of porridge first to keep your energy up. Don’t worry if you haven’t had yours this morning, Granny Grinpickle’s Magic Porridge Pot has made enough for everyone!

These two tasty tales which you know so well are served with unexpected spices and quirky flavours, along with Widdershins’ trademark ingredients of puppets, pop-up sets and original music. Perfect fare for fussy foodies and discerning diners. Bon Appetit!

From Theatre of Widdershins, the company who have previously brought Rumpelstiltskin & The Snail of Destiny, Rapunzel & the Tower of Doom and The Elves & The Shoemaker to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

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. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

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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Pinocchio

The third in a series of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

The objects of a carpenter’s workshop bring to life the tale of the puppet that wants to be a real boy, and the puppet-maker who wants to be a real father. A one man show starring Steve Tiplady, as Geppetto.

Pinocchio is carved on stage, brushes become a fox and the shadow of two saws transforms into a giant shark. An element of improvisation makes each performance unique to its audience.

Puppetry, shadows, illusion and especially composed music combine to create a show with something for all ages; it’s inventive, visually and verbally witty with a big heart.

'Wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre' Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

'Truly magical… captivating… hauntingly real' The Scotsman

Age guidance 4+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream

Run time 60 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

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. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

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


Photography credit: Adam Crosthwaite

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