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Community Kite Festival

Kite Flying • Food • Bar • Live Music • Kite Making

Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our Community Kite Festival on Sunday 1 September between 1pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!

Round off the summer holidays in style with an afternoon of fun for all the community! Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill. Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include kite making, food from local vendors food from local vendors including the return of MD Ice, serving ice cream and sweet treats and Pizza Pals with delicious wood fired pizzas cooked with hand-stretched dough and home-made sauce.

Livity Kitchen bring food for the mind, body and soul! Offering healthy, delicious and ethical vegan food and Barbarian Grill Ltd bring their one of a kind American style BBQ grill smoker which burns wood right on the spot.

And if you get thirsty a bar serving soft drinks and beer provided Marlow based Rebellion Brewery.

New for this year a live music stage featuring top local talent and a special appearance from local Eagle Claw Kung Fu school with their award winning Lion Dance. See full line up details below.

At the event, there'll be the last chance opportunity to get creative and make your very own kite if you haven’t already.

The free festival day workshop runs from 1pm – 4pm in Boyn Grove Park.

To help make the best workshop experience for kite makers on the day, please book a free place at one of our workshop slots below:.**

1pm – 1.45pm

2pm – 2.45pm

3pm – 3.45pm

Your free ticket will ensure you can make a kite on the day (as long as you arrive for your selected time slot). On the day there will be a handful of drop in slots available for each time block, but we do recommend booking in to avoid disappointment.


Kite Festival Music Line Up:

New for this year, there is also a fabulous line up of local talent performing on the Festival's acoustic stage. Norden Farm are excited to announce this year’s line up, which has been curated by local singer-songwriter Tara Deane.

Horizon is a singer/songwriter based in Berkshire. He has been on three UK tours and one European tour supporting big names on the acoustic scene such as Brightr. He has also released three EPs.

Cannibal is Hayley Canham, a 17 year old singer-songwriter and guitarist. Her first five singles have been played on BBC Radio under BBC Introducing. Hayley had also stared as Matilda in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda the Musical in London’s West End.

Tomorrow Bird are an acoustic folk-duo hailing from Reading. This musical pairing of Jen Bird and Simon Driscoll gives rise to a stunning live act that leaves audiences transfixed.

Tara Deane has been performing up and down the country for the past seven years. She regularly performs in London and has made appearances on the radio. Accompanied by her full acoustic band, you are sure to be entertained!


With thanks to our funders: Shanly Foundation, RBWM, The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust, and The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation.


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From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles Productions.

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?
One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.

Featuring inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.

'Move over War Horse, this polar puppet is magic' The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

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The Bear Exhibition

An immersive exhibition to explore and discover.

The Gallery is transformed by work created by local children as part of our annual art competition. Inspired by our Christmas production, The Bear by bestselling author, Raymond Briggs.

Visit the story den for storytelling sessions while you’re here for tales from the land of Bears and beyond.

This year's exhibition is curated by visual artist Amelia Pimlott and students from BCA college as part of our young creatives project.

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Storytelling

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales this October Half Term!

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

Fri 1 Nov - The Magic Paintbrush and The High Street.

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

Mon 2 Oct - Sat 2 Nov
11am and 1.30pm
£2 per person

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this school holiday.

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

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

Mon 28 Oct - Sat 2 Nov
10am
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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

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

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

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Years 2 and 3

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group A will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


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

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

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

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

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 and 6


This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group B will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


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

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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