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Freak Show (12A)

Dir: Trudie Styler 2017 | 91 mins, US

Billy Bloom is one-of-a-kind. His razor-sharp wit is matched only his by his anything-goes fashion sense. When his glamorous mother is forced to send him to live with his straight-laced father, Billy finds himself a diva-out-of-water at his new ultra-conservative high school.

WHY? ‘A fantastic, feel-good and fabulous film’ ★★★★ The Independent

Click here to read the full review

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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The Fir Tree

by Tove Jansson

From Tales in Moominvalley

The Moomin family was hibernating in the drawing room as they were wont to do. They had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring… Now all at once a cold draught disturbed Moomintroll’s dreams. And someone was pulling at his quilt and shouting that he was tired and Christmas was coming.

Featuring live puppetry and music, The Fir Tree is an adventure set in the idyllic and peaceful Moominvalley. It is a gloriously unselfish take on Christmas.

Suitable for all audiences from 3 years and upwards.

Presented by Norden Farm, The Ding Foundation, Bernadette Russell and Steve Tiplady.

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

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

Mon 22 Oct - The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Tues 23 Oct - The King with Donkey Ears
Wed 24 Oct - The Fairy Baker
Thur 25 Oct - Medio Pollito - The Half Chick
Fri 26 Oct - King Midas
Sat 27 Oct- The Smallest Pumpkin

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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The Enormous Turnip

Living in their tiny shed amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything!

Before they retire, they can’t resist planting one last seed.

But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, the dog and you and me put together! It’s gigantic, it’s roots are under the house and it’s taking over!

Unswerving energy, eccentric puppetry and live music in a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!

WHY? ‘Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm sprout up left, right and centre’ The Stage

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this half term.

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

Monday – Spider’s Web and Mummy
Tuesday – Ghost and Bat
Wednesday – Cat and Pumpkin Decoration
Thursday – Monster Cup and Pumpkin
Friday – Skeleton and Witches Boot
Saturday – Decorate a Glass Jar

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Making Workshop

Get ready to join the parade!

Weave and decorate willow to create lanterns inspired by the animal world. Lanterns created at these family workshops will be illuminated at Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 8 December.

Workshops take place throughout November and December:

Norden Farm
Sun 18 and 25 Nov, Sun 2 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 17 and 24 Nov, Sat 1 Dec
10am – 4pm (drop in)

Last chance workshop (drop in)
Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 8 Dec
10.30am – 2pm


Suitable for all ages and all the family.

£4 per person. (Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop – including supervising adults)


Lantern Parade

Sat 8 Dec | Outside Maidenhead Town Hall | Free event!

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Youth Theatre (C)

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!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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 a performance.

'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

Thursdays or Sundays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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about 1 hour ago See their faces light up as the Amazing Bubble Man captivates young minds (and grown-ups too) with mesmerizing bubbles this half term! The Amazing Bubble Man will be in our Courtyard Theatre on Friday 22 February at 11.30am and 2pm --> https://norden.farm/events/amazing-bubble-man

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about 14 hours ago The musical comedy duo returns with their dark and witty songs. See Flo and Joan - Alive on Stage on Friday 15 February. Availability is limited, so don’t miss out! --> https://norden.farm/events/flo-and-joan-alive-on-stage

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about 17 hours ago 'Sometimes it pays to wait. Half a century on, her allure hasn’t faded at all' ★★★★ Independedent Everyone's favourite Nanny returns to the screen in Mary Poppins Returns. Share the magic with your little ones - screenings start on Sunday 27 January.

about 17 hours ago Referred to as a new supergroup, Narthen – Life beyond Coope Boyes and Simpson are a quartet of suburb vocal harmonies and multi-instrumentalism. Join Barry Coope, Lester Simpson, Jo Freya and Fi Fraser for a superb evening of folk on Sunday 27 January. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/narthen

about 22 hours ago We're very excited to have been mentioned in The Telegraph last week as one of the best things to do in Berkshire! Did you spot us? 'From spoken word and folk music, to film screenings and lantern parades, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts is renowned for its eclectic, ambitious programme. Not bad for an old dairy farm on the outskirts of Maidenhead.'

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