Led by Street Dance Energy
A joy-filled, high energy Street Dance session which will leave you buzzing!
This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2023. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.
£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person
The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)
Things you need to know!
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!
On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!
• New this year! Children's packed lunches can be purchased at the time of your booking and will be waiting for you at the bar when you arrive.
The packed lunch costs £5 and includes: a wrap (tuna mayo wrap, ham wrap, vegan cheese wrap or cheese wrap), carrot and cucumber sticks, yoghurt, pom bears and carton of apple juice. Order online when booking your Explore day tickets and collect from the bar when you arrive.
Have fun and Explore!
Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 7 April).
Led by Kayleigh Robinson.
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.
Wed 29 Mar Puzzle Piece Art
Wed 5 Apr Easter Egg Decorating
Wed 12 Apr Miniature Garden
Wed 19 Apr Collage
Wed 26 Apr Ceramic Plates
Wed 3 May Macrame Feather
Wed 10 May Polymer Clay Mini Plants
Wed 17 May Glass Painting
Wed 31 May Mindfulness Tissue Paper Collage
Wed 7 Jun Flower Pots
Wed 14 Jun Tie Dye Waist Aprons
Wed 21 Jun Keyrings
Wed 28 Jun Decoupage Shell
Wed 5 Jul Pom Pom Animals
Wed 12 Jul Map Craft
Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.
Suitable for ages 60+ years.
Wed 11 Jan - 26 Apr (exc 8 Feb)
Summer Wed 3 May - 12 July (exc 24 May)
2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea
These are blended sessions, where you can take part in person at Norden Farm or online via Zoom.
If you need transport to Norden Farm for this session please contact Jess Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.
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
Sat 14 Jan - 4 Mar (exc 18 Feb)
Sat 11 Mar - 29 Apr (exc 8 Apr)
£11 per session | £63 per 7 week course
10am - 11am
Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.
Singing is a great way to relieve stress and promote well-being.
Meet new people and take some time for you in this new acappella choir for mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their babies!
It is a baby friendly class, created especially so you can bring the baby you care for (in a sling / buggy / carseat).
Our uplifting vocal sessions are led by conductor/composer/mother Marta Radwan. There's no auditions, no singing experience is needed and you don't need to have a 'good voice' - just an openness to have a go!
Free launch class!
Join us on Friday 5 May for a FREE session - with a cup of tea / coffee included
Friday 12 May - Friday 9 June and Friday 16 June - Friday 21 July (exc 30 Jun)
12.30pm - 1.30pm
£10 per session | £40 for 5 week course
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.
Fri 13 Jan – 10 Feb and Fri 3 Mar – 31 Mar
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.
Led by Helen Ridley
Every two weeks on Thursday from 11am - 2pm you will join local artist Helen Ridley to explore your inner artist.
Helen will demonstrate a range of techniques and materials, from watercolour and gouache to pencils and pastels.
Each session will explore a different theme with a range of references to choose from, giving you the opportunity to explore and experiment.
The Studio is open to all abilities and you will need to bring your own materials, please see details listed below:
● Watercolour paints
● Watercolour brushes
● Gouache paints
● Coloured pencils
● Coloured Pastels
● Watercolour paper
● Sketchbook to plan compositions and colour palettes
Mixed media paper will be available
The Studio Art Club runs from Thur 8 Sept every 2 weeks on the dates below.
Thur 19 Jan, 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 2 Mar, 16 Mar, 30 Mar, 13 Apr, 27 Apr
11am - 2pm
£28 per session | £184 per 8 week term
Led by Little Tanks Ltd
In each session children take part in a series of drama games and activities that develop their confidence as well as teaching them drama skills. These include focus, communication, developing a character and voice projection.
As the weeks go on the group will each have a part with some lines to learn in a small-scale show. They will rehearse as a team and share what they have learnt during the last session, more details to follow on this after half term.
Suitable for ages 7 - 11 years
'Norden Farm is my favourite after school club, it always keeps me moving and relaxed. It is a great place to go for drama and within a short time, I have become far more confident and expressive' Timothy, age 7
'We have sent both of our children to Youth Theatre at Norden Farm and have seen dramatic improvements in there ability, confidence, social awareness and expressiveness generally and specifically. The environment is safe and developmental in a broad and exciting sense' Alex - parent
Wed 11 Jan - 22 Mar (exc 15 Mar)
4.55pm - 5.55pm
£85 per 10 week term
Wed 26 Apr - 5 Jul (exc 31 May)
4.55pm - 5.55pm
£85 per 10 week term
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