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Crafternoons

Led by Creative Eye.

From January 2024 Norden Farm are delighted to extend our Crafternoon sessions to Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons!

Norden Farm's Crafternoons are relaxed crafting sessions for older people.

Get crafty with a range of activities, or bring along your own projects to work on with support from tutor Kayleigh Robinson.

You can learn new skills, meet new people and try something new, a cup of tea is included with the ticket price. If you are unable to attend in person you can log on from home to chat and join in the session.

Spring Season

Tues 20 and Wed 21 Feb Wooden Bookmarks
Tues 27 and Wed 28 Feb Wooden Hanging Sign Decoupage
Tues 5 and Wed 6 Mar Squeegee Art
Tues 12 and Wed 13 Mar Mug Decorating
Tues 19 and Wed 20 Mar Mini Scented Pouches
Tues 26 and Wed 27 Mar Easter Wreath
Tues 2 and Wed 3 Apr Wooden 3D Bird Hanging Decoration
Tues 9 and Wed 10 Apr Magnets
Tues 16 and Wed 17 Apr Wire Tree
Tues 23 and Wed 24 Apr Paper Fans

There will be no session on Tues 6 and Wed 7 Feb.

Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.

Local transport can be provided as part of the ticket price for those attending on a Wednesday.

If you need transport to Norden Farm for the Wednesday sessions please contact Jess Thompson at jess.thompson@nordenfarm.org / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.

Suitable for ages 60+ years.

2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea


This is a blended class with opportunities to take part both live at Norden Farm and online.

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 a booking confirmation email with a link to your session, password and a meeting ID.

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


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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


Spring - Sophie Keaveney will be returning for the Spring term
Wed 10 Jan, 7 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 Apr
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

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Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir

Led by Dr Marta Mathea Radwan

Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir is a fun, friendly, non-auditioned choir for everyone. We learn by ear, so you don’t need music experience. Our music ranges from gospel, world and jazz to pop and classical - anything that sounds great and is a joy to sing. Joining us is a great way to meet people and sing your stress away.

Spring
Fri 12 Jan - 9 Feb (5 weeks)
Fri 23 Feb - 22 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in: Fri 19 Apr and 26 Apr

2pm - 3.30pm

£12 per session | £50 for 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

About the tutor
Dr Marta Mathea Radwan is an award-winning vocalist, composer and musical director. Heralding from Poland and with over 30 years' experience in musical performance, Marta conducts choirs around London, including: jazz group Alle Choir London, Offbeat a cappella community choirs in Acton and Richmond, and Singing for Fun groups at Brunel University London.

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

Align and Flow Yoga is influenced by the biomechanics and heart orientated philosophy of the Anusara Hatha style of yoga. With a specific alignment focus within the flow of postures the practice will tone and strengthen the body, improve posture and create more freedom in the body and mind resulting in a calm and relaxed state of being.

Each week there will be a different theme weaving its’ way through the session, but a typical class starts with breathing techniques to centre and ground, poses to warm up and then progresses to a fun and challenging mix of vinyasa and alignment yoga.

This class is designed to cultivate focus, stamina, strength, and flexibility. Leaving time at the end for a well-deserved relaxation.

Come prepared for an energising class that will also leave you feeling relaxed.

Suitable for 18+ years

Spring
Sat 13 Jan – 2 Mar (8 weeks)
Sat 9 Mar – 27 Apr, exc 30 Mar (7 weeks)
10am - 11am

£12.50 per session | £84 for 8 week course and £73.50 for 7 week course

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

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Book Club

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

This season our Book Club will be reading

Spring

Thur 18 Jan
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Thur 15 Feb
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

Thur 14 Mar
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Thur 18 Apr
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte


Suitable for 18+ years.

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

7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

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Arts and Crafts Session

Come along to Norden Farm for 45 minutes of Arts and Crafts.

Join Aysha Khan for spring time craft sessions:

Thur 15 Feb Willow sun catchers

Fri 16 Feb Polish paper folk collage

Sat 17 Feb Hanging paper ball lanterns

Thurs 15 Feb - Sat 17 Feb

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Suitable for ages 4 - 11 years

All materials provided.

Please note that children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Seann Wilkinson

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
Tues 9 Jan - 26 Mar (11 weeks)
7.30pm – 9pm
£11 per session | £110 per 11 week term

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Silver Stacking Bangles Workshop

Led by Fiona Dowling

Join Fiona from Jewellery Moves & learn how to make your own set of bangles which fit you perfectly. At this workshop you will learn how to saw, solder, file, hammer, hand-stamp and finish your own sterling silver bangles and a cuff. You will also learn how to make your own bezel setting and set a cabochon (selected from a range of colours provided) within your silver cuff. You will leave at the end of the day with two bangles and a cuff (which can also be hand stamped with a personal message).

The cost of the silver is not included in the course fees. The approximate cost of these materials is £40/£50 and payable to the tutor on the day (ideally in cash).

Thur 21 Mar
11am - 4pm

£80 (plus materials cost to tutor - details above)

Please make sure that hair is tied back, please wear closed shoes and bring your glasses if you wear them.

Suitable for 18+ years

About Jewellery Moves:
Taught by Fiona Dowling, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, Jewellery Moves workshops aim to teach traditional craftsmanship, jewellery skills and techniques in small groups with a relaxed atmosphere.

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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.

Please bring a blanket, a yoga / Pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing

Spring
Wed 14 Feb - 13 Mar (5 weeks)
Wed 20 Mar - 24 Apr (6 weeks)
Please note that Sarah Bonner will be covering the class on Wed 27 Mar
11am - 12.15pm
£12 per session | £45 per 5 week course | £54 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

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