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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

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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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 Musicians of Bremen

A visually stunning adaptation of the Grimm’s fairy tale.

A donkey, a cat, a cockerel and a dog are too old to be of any use to their masters. In this tumbling, musical adventure follow their adventures and their extraordinary friendships. It shows that despite our differences, we can be friends, and that we are never too old to live our dreams. With puppetry, movement and trapeze, all accompanied by live music.

Age guidance: 3 – 7 years.

WHY? A highly visual show and non-verbal work for young and hearing impaired audiences

Presented by Compagnie Animotion

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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Shacks, Stones, Walls and Ruins

Led by Jo Hall

Make ink and watercolour drawings of constructions in the landscape, from allotment sheds and stone walls, to dolmens and ancient hill forts inspired by the works of John Piper. These may include resist and found paper collage elements.

Please bring own materials.

Tues 16 Oct – 6 Nov
10am – 1pm
£70 for 4 week course

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The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (U)

Dir: Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner 2017 | 83 mins, Fr/Be

The countryside isn't always as calm and peaceful as it's made out to be. On this farm, you’ll find a fox that thinks it's a chicken, a rabbit that acts like a stork and a duck who wants to replace Father Christmas!

WHY? Fun-filled animation featuring the voices of Bill Bailey, Adrian Edmondson and Celia Imrie

'The hand-drawn, 2D animation is utterly beguiling, conveying the pleasingly nostalgic feel of a beloved children's book' ★★★★ The List

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

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James Campbell - The Hilariously Funny World of....

A stand up comedy show for children, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words.

James finds The Hilariously Funny Things about everything including pets, couscous, spaniels, making your own yoghurt, bees and why we have hair. Age guidance 6+ years.

WHY? ‘James Campbell pioneered the idea of stand-up for children, and it is still genuinely impressive to watch him hold the attention of a theatre full of six- to 11-year-olds’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@ComedyCampbell
@nordenfarm

James Campbell's Website

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Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (U)

Dir: Genndy Tartakovsky 2018 | 97 mins, US

Drac decides to take a summer vacation on a cruise ship. But the dream holiday soon turns into a nightmare when Mavis realises Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain, Ericka - who is hiding a dangerous secret…

WHY? Featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Kevin James and Steve Buscemi

'The third outing for the Drac Pac proved a success' Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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124 Studios

A diverse group of artists who work and exhibit together in and around Maidenhead.

Artworks in the exhibition range widely in style and medium. They include subjects such as portraits, flowers and abstraction.

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Step out of 'busy, busy, doing, doing' and drop into just 'being', to find some calm amongst the chaos. Learn how to focus on the present to help manage thoughts and feelings and to improve mental well-being.

Mindfulness - Just noticing
Tues 14 Aug
Expanding on last month session we will continue to explore how noticing what is
going on in the present moment can bring us more in touch with ourselves and
free us up from worry and anxiety.

7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy (PG)

Dir: Thomas Riedelsheimer 2017 | 97 mins, UK/De

Documentary following Andy Goldsworthy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work, it becomes even more fragile and personal. But also sterner and tougher.

WHY? Thomas Riedelsheimer’s exquisite film illuminates Goldsworthy’s mind as it reveals his art

'A mesmerising film about art and time' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Singalong Concertini

Bring the whole family and sing along to a fabulous 45 minutes of music from stage and screen.

West End singer Mairi Cowieson and friends perform songs from Mary Poppins, Matilda, Frozen and more. The 11.30am show is a relaxed performance – ideal for children with SEND.

WHY? Come in costume or grab something from our dressing up box before the concert

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

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. 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.

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.


'The Troublemaker gang had me 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

'Troublemaker helped foster the creativity I use every day in my animation and video work' James Willis

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

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Funny Girl - The Musical (PG)

160 mins.

Live screening (Wednesday). Based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (Sheridan Smith) and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein. Featuring a host of iconic numbers including People, I’m the Greatest Star, and Don’t Rain on My Parade.

WHY? ‘Triumphant revival of the classic Broadway show’ ★★★★★ The Stage

Click here to read the full review.

£15

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Rachael McShane and the Cartographers

The singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player is an original member of folk big band Bellowhead.

She toured internationally with them as well as making several TV appearances. Bellowhead recorded 5 studio albums and won a total of 8 BBC Folk Awards in their 12 years together. Rachael is now working on a new solo project of traditional songs. She plays with a brand new band, featuring guitarist Matthew Ord (Assembly Lane) and melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting).

WHY? ‘A classy musician and a singer of striking elegance’ Mike Wilson’s Music Blog

‘You're in the presence of something very special… what a voice’ Sid Smith, BBC Music

Courtyard Theatre
£14, £12 Advantage Card

Rachel McShane's Website

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Snow White Rose Red Bear Brown

Snow White and Rose Red are sisters, twins, best friends. They have lived in the forest since they were Babes in the Wood. Not as worldly wise as their Mother would have liked, they are nonetheless, kind, caring and sometimes a little over enthusiastic in their deeds!

When their quiet life is interrupted by a friendly bear a new chapter begins. But why has the bear chosen them as playfellows? Why is there sadness in his eyes? And who on earth is that rude little man with a ridiculously long beard that they keep bumping in to?

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

WHY? A new show from the Woods of Widdershins, using puppets, storytelling, original music and a fantastical fairytale forest

Presented by Theatre of Widdershins

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

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Introduction to Jewellery Making

with Grant Forsyth

Learn the fundamentals of jewellery making and design, including mark making and stone setting. Advanced students are welcome to join and expand their skills and create their own design led work. Materials cost to tutor £28 (approx).

Thur 13 Sept - 11 Oct and 18 Oct – 8 Nov | 10am - 11.30pm and 12pm - 1.30pm

£63 for 5 week course
£51 for 4 week course

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Calligraphy (Intermediate)

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

The intermediate course is for students who wish to expand their skills in the italic and gothic hands.

Thur 18 Oct – 8 Nov | 2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 for 5 week course plus £10 materials fee to tutor
£45 for 4 week course plus £10 materials fee to tutor

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The Heath String Quartet Return

Bach Three choral preludes
Britten Quartet no 2
Beethoven Quartet no 15, op 132

The Heath have built up a loyal following for their distinctive style. Their reputation is spreading worldwide as they undertake concerts across Europe and North America.

WHY? Masterly playing of a Bach arrangement followed by a 20th century British masterwork and one of Beethoven’s last great works

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society

Courtyard Theatre
£17, MMS Members £12

@MaidenheadMusSo
@nordenfarm

The Heath Quartet Website

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The Slocan Ramblers

Dynamic, entertaining bluegrass from Canada.

The Slocan Ramblers are rooted in traditional music, yet fearlessly creative, blending impressive bluegrass virtuosity with a fresh and modern appeal. They blend lightning fast, devilishly intricate instrumentals with evocative vocals on songs ranging from fine originals to rowdy old-time numbers.

WHY? ‘Superb picking. ‘Bluegrass’ hardly defines it all’ ★★★★ R2 Magazine

Studio
£15

@slocanramblers
@nordenfarm

The Slocan Ramblers Website

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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners learn techniques including sawing, filing, polishing, ring making, stone setting, texturing, doming and soldering, to make some beautiful jewellery. More experienced participants are taken forward with their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor for 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Autumn
Fri 14 Sept – 12 Oct and Fri 19 Oct – 9 Nov
10am – 12pm
and 12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acrylics: Autumn Woodlands

Led by Karen Carter.

A fun day using expressive techniques, applying paint with palette knives, cardboard, sticks, pipettes etc to convey the many qualities of trees. We will be working in the rich warm colours of autumn with a little gold leaf and metallic paint to bring a bit of sparkle to our paintings! Lots of demos and step-by-step instruction. No experience needed. Bring own materials (see below) - plus £2 fee for additional materials

Fri 26 Oct
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (PG)

Dir: Peter Rida Michail, Aaron Horvath 2018 | 92 mins, US

It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies - everyone but the Teen Titans, that is.

But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously super villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line.

WHY? ‘Hilariously savage, super-smart superhero parody’ Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson

Beginners learn techniques including sawing, filing, polishing, ring making, stone setting, texturing, doming and soldering, to make some beautiful jewellery. More experienced participants are taken forward with their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor for 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Autumn
Fri 14 Sept – 12 Oct and Fri 19 Oct – 9 Nov
12.15pm – 2.15pm
and 12.45pm – 3.15pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Christopher Robin (PG)

Dir: Marc Forster 2018 | 104 mins, US

Join Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and he gang in a brand new adventure. The beloved characters from The Hundred Acre Wood head to London to help find Christopher Robin’s lost briefcase - because the best friends will always be there for you.

WHY? Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell and Mark Gatiss

'As Much a Movie For Adults as It Is For Kids' Time

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tuesday 30 October at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Julian Siegal

The immensely creative musician forms a duo with trumpeter Paul Jordanous.

They are joined by the superb Pendulum Rhythm Section, headed by Clark Tracey (drums) with Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass). Julian has won Best Instrumentalist at the BBC Jazz Awards and a London Jazz Award in 2011.

WHY? ‘One of the UK’s most creative saxophonists’ MOJO

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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The Children Act (12A)

Dir: Richard Eyre 2017 | 105 mins, UK

Eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye’s (Emma Thompson) marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) is floundering. Alongside this, she finds herself having to make a life-changing decision at work - should she force a teenage boy to have the blood transfusion that will save his life?

WHY? Drama based on the novel by Ian McEwan

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

A dynamic yoga class with precise alignment focus. Linking the breath with a flow of postures and time at the end for relaxation will leave you feeling stronger, more flexible, calm and renewed. Deborah Le Vene-Page has been teaching yoga since 2005, her classes are fun, friendly, inspiring and suitable for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

Suitable for 18+ years

Summer
Sat 5 May – 28 Jul (exc 2 Jun)
Sat 4 and 11 Aug (drop in)
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term

Autumn
Sat 15 Sept – 8 Dec (exc 10 Nov)
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term

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

SOLD OUT
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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners can create up to three pieces. There are projects to follow if you wish, to help you learn techniques and make beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor dependent on weight of what you make.

Summer
Sat 12 May, 23 Jun, 7 Jul and 14 Jul
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee.

Autumn
Sat 15 Sept, 27 Oct and 10 Nov (silver workshops)
Sat 3 Nov (metal clay workshop)
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Black and White

Led by Jo Hall.

Working with black paper, white paper, black ink and white ink or white gouache we will discover the power of working in areas and lines of stark black and white and of positive and negative shapes. During the day we will make collages of black and white papers, black and white drawings and collages embellished with black and white line.

Please refer to the information sheet for equipment to bring. There will be a materials charge not exceeding £5.

Sat 27 Oct
10am to 3pm
One day workshop £38

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The Thinking Drinkers – Pub Crawl

A brand new, hilarious, intoxicating bar-hop through history.

Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts take you from the symposiums of Ancient Greece to the classic British boozer via Wild West saloons, Victorian gin palaces and the secret Speakeasy. You'll learn a lot, you'll laugh a lot and, don't forget, you get five free drinks.

WHY? ‘Pioneers of alcohol based comedy’ ★★★★ Sunday Times

‘A terrific show. The best value for money in town’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

★★★★★ Deadline | ★★★★★ British Theatre | ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16


@thinkingdrinks
@nordenfarm

Thinking Drinkers' website

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Steve Bugeja - Almost

The comedian comes to Norden Farm following three critically acclaimed shows and direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He’s hit the road for his third and largest UK tour.

Steve Bugeja was voted “most likely to be forgotten” at school (the reunion was in February, apparently).

To prove his former classmates wrong, he hits the road for his third and largest UK tour to date with Almost, following three critically-acclaimed shows and direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Almost sees Steve trapped on a 13-hour flight when he receives a text that flips his entire world upside down, leading him to contemplate issues of great importance. Is finding “the one” possible? Can we trust the pharmaceutical industry? And why are Japanese toilets so much better than ours?

Since winning the BBC New Comedy Award, Steve has appeared on shows including Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Good News (Comedy Central) and Top Tens (BBC3). Making a name for himself internationally, Steve has been invited to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival twice, appearing on ABCTV’s Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow and twice on Comedy Up Late. Also a prolific writer, Steve was on the writing team for The Russell Howard Hour and has contributed material for shows including Mock the Week and The Now Show.

‘Drum tight, as if polished by a sitcom writers’ room to cram as many jokes in as humanly possible’ Chortle

‘An eye for comic detail that’s all his own’ Guardian

‘Plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling’ Scotsman


Studio
£12.50

@SteveBugeja
@nordenfarm

Steve Bugeja's Website

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Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse brings her acclaimed baby disco to Norden Farm!

Join the Australian DJ, producer and mum of two, with her dancers in this interactive early childhood event. Parents and under 5s are let loose on the dance floor in the friendliest of discos. Get your disco-dancing-booties on!

WHY? ‘Monski has the Midas touch in creating just the right atmosphere for grown-ups and little ones to let themselves go’ ★★★★★ Families Online

Age guidance: Under 5 years

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32
Tickets are not required for children under 6 months

@MonskiMouse
@nordenfarm

Monski Mouse's website

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Youth Theatre (H)

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
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Woods.

Do you like to crochet or knit? Or have you ever wanted to learn? A relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available for if you just wanted to give it a go!

Sun 23 Sept, 28 Oct, 25 Nov and 23 Dec
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 includes a drink from the bar

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ROH Live: Die Walkure

280 mins

Live screening (Sunday). The second opera Richard Wagner’s epic Der Ring Des Nibelungen. Among the musical fireworks and Norse mythology, at the centre of this opera are the unforgettable characters and the complex entanglements between them.

WHY? Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, conducts an international cast

£15

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Katharsis

A multi-sensorial show fusing music with dance and visual art.

Three musicians merge elements of soundtracks, soundscapes, ambient, ethnic and electronic music. A dancer performs choreographies and improvises, following the ever-changing music flow. Visual art projections on the background complete the hypnotic sensorial experience.

WHY? Be led into a dreamlike journey of the mind, a total experience intended for the purification of one's emotions

Studio
£12

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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Summer
Mondays (exc 23 July)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Autumn
Mondays (from 17 Sept exc 8 Oct, 22 Oct)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey.

Giving children the opportunity to learn and explore through exciting and fun art activities – and we do all the clearing up!

Autumn
Mondays (from 24 Sept exc 8 Oct, 22 Oct, 3 Dec)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.


If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Monday Morning Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Feeling the need to wind down and relax, have a little bit of time to yourself. Come along and enjoy some yoga and relaxation with Julie. We will look at some gentle yoga spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, some simple, basic yogic breathing practises and some guided relaxations to take us to a state of relaxed wellbeing.

These classes are suitable for everyone, with or without previous yoga experience. Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

17 Sept – 5 Nov (exc 8 and 22 Oct)
12 Nov – 17 Dec
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £42 per 6 week course

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, relax your body and mind, reduce stress, improve your balance, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Mon 14 May – 2 Jul and 9 Jul – 20 Aug (exc 28 May, 25 Jun and 30 Jul)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Autumn
Mon 17 Sept – 5 Nov (exc 8 and 22 Oct) and Mon 12 Nov – 17 Dec
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, relax your body and mind, reduce stress, improve your balance, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Mon 14 May – 2 Jul and 9 Jul – 20 Aug (exc 28 May, 25 Jun and 30 Jul)
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£7 per class | £42 per 6 week course

Autumn
Mon 17 Sept – 5 Nov (exc 8 and 22 Oct) and Mon 12 Nov – 17 Dec
2.15pm – 3.15pm | £42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Summer
Tuesdays (exc 3 Apr, 10 Apr and 29 May)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

Autumn
Tuesdays (from 11 Sept exc 2 Oct, 23 Oct)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Summer
Tuesdays (exc 3 Apr, 10 Apr and 29 May)
3 - 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

Autumn
Tuesdays (from 11 Sept exc 2 Oct, 23 Oct)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for people with some Pilates experience or those who are looking for a slightly more challenging class. Still covering alignment, breathing and centering but with more focus on strengthening and toning your body. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

Autumn
Tues 11 Sept – 9 Oct, 16 Oct - 13 Nov and 20 Nov – 18 Dec
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per class
£50 per 5-week course

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for anyone new to Pilates or wishing to improve their flexibility, co-ordination, posture, balance, breathing and focus on stabilizing the core. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

Summer
Tues 22 May – 19 Jun and 26 Jun – 24 Jul
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£50 per 5 week course

Autumn
Tues 11 Sept – 9 Oct, 16 Oct - 13 Nov and 20 Nov - 18 Dec
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class
£50 per 5-week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post (15)

Dir: Desiree Akhavan 2018 | 90 mins, US

Cameron Post looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy centre. At the facility, she finds herself subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious ‘de-gaying’ methods and earnest Christian rock songs.

WHY? ‘Chloë Grace Moretz puts in a career-best turn’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Maidenhead Painting Club Exhibition

An energetic art group formed of amateur and professional artists.

Members develop their creative and artistic skills through groups and tutored classes at Norden Farm and other venues. The Club offers innovative demonstrations, exciting sketching days, social events and exhibitions throughout the year.

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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton.

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of current music. This is contemporary dance smashed up and easy to learn!

All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for 9+ years.

Summer
Tuesdays (from Tues 1 May)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

Autumn
Tuesdays (from Tues 11 Sept exc 2 Oct, 23 Oct)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Autumn
Wednesdays (from 12 Sept exc 24 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 for 1st child 0-5 years (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a sibling under 6 months

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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!

'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 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

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

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!

'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

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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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A Tale from Transylvania

Tom's sister vanishes inexplicably. The search for her yields nothing; the police shelve the case.

Driven by the need to find Sophie, Tom is led into a dark underworld where his mind becomes increasingly fragile. His lifelong ability to perceive people and objects that are invisible to others both enlightens and complicates his quest.

WHY? The imaginative world and reality are interwoven in this modern gothic tale of mystery and fear

Presented by Generation27 Theatre

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

SOLD OUT
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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 13 Sept – 18 Oct (exc 27 Sept) and 1 Nov – 29 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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The Seagull (12A)

Dir: Michael Mayer 2018 | 98 mins, US

At a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. Everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else. A tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life. Based on Anton Chekhov’s classic play.

WHY? Starring Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss

'All-star cast brings out the comedy in Chekov' ★★★ Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Thursday 1 November at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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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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Youth Theatre (F)

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
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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NT Live: Allelujah! (15)

170 mins.

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run.

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.

Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

WHY? ‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent

£15

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Juan Martin

The guitarist/composer plays and introduces his compositions within the forms of the great tradition. His exquisite style is enhanced through minimal amplification to capture his very pure flamenco sound: just Juan and his sublime guitar to lift and transport you to another dimension - melodic beauty and rhythmic passion. ¡Viva el arte!

WHY? ‘The master Flamenco guitarist’ The Guardian

‘One of the top three guitarists in the world’ Guitar Player, USA

‘A giant of the flamenco guitar tradition’ The Times

‘No flash, just plenty of panache’ The Age, Melbourne

‘Highly sophisticated contemporary music’ International Herald Tribune

‘The Chopin of the flamenco guitar’ Berner Nachrichten, Switzerland

Studio
£14

Juan Martin's Website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Autumn
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class. We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Summer
Fri 8 Jun – 13 Jul and 20 Jul – 31 Aug (exc 3 and 10 Aug)
9.30am – 10.45am
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Autumn
Fri 14 Sept – 19 Oct and Fri 2 Nov – 14 Dec
9.30am – 10.45am
£42 per 6 week course
£49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Summer
Fridays (exc 13 and 20 July)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Autumn
Fridays (from 14 Sept)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.


If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class. We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Summer
Fri 8 Jun – 13 Jul and 20 Jul – 31 Aug (exc 3 and 10 Aug)
11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Autumn
Fri 14 Sept – 19 Oct and Fri 2 Nov – 14 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course
£49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Lucky (15)

Dir: John Carroll Lynch 2017 | 88 mins, US

Lucky (Harry Dean Stanton) is a 90-year-old atheist. Having outlived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life. He is thrust on a journey of self exploration in his quirky, off the map desert town.

WHY? ‘A profound, wry, slip of a movie carried by Stanton’s moving performance’ ★★★★ Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.


Autumn
Fridays (from 14 Sept exc 28 Sept, 26 Oct)
5pm – 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Bob Drury's Viva Neil Diamond

Described in Vegas as 'one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond', Bob Drury's one-man show is an absolute 'must-see' for all Diamond fans.

All the hits including Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Pretty Amazing Grace, Song Sung Blue, Sweet Caroline and many more

Whilst performing in Las Vegas two years ago Bob Drury was described 'one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond' and he's now back touring the UK with his new show

A celebration of the legendary Neil Diamond and his incredible back catalogue of songs. Bob Drury's one-man show is a must see for any Diamond fan. His performance in Vegas has been described as ‘one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond’. His vocal likeness has been delighting audiences around the world.

This year's show includes all the favourites such as Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, I'm a Believer, Red Red Wine and of course Sweet Caroline. Also expect Neil Diamond's UK hit Pretty Amazing Grace and a few lesser known songs.

WHY? ‘An uncanny resemblance to Neil Diamond's voice. That sent tingles down my spine Bob!’ Debbie McGee, BBC Radio Berkshire

‘Bob, it was great hearing you last night and I was totally blown away by your level of musicianship on guitar’ Mark LeVang, keyboard player with Neil Diamond's band

‘Bob is well established as one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond’ Steve Tatone, Film Producer, Midnight Pass Productions

‘If I didn’t know better I’d have said that was Neil Diamond singing’ Pat Marsh, BBC Radio Kent

‘Oozing class’ Nolan Dean, Cruise Director, M/V Island Star

‘Neil Diamond fans will be delighted with the sound-alike quality and the nifty guitar work’ UK Cabaret Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@drury_bob
@nordenfarm

Bob Drury's Website

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Croft & Pearce - Double Take

The stars of BBC Radio 4’s The Croft & Pearce Show and Sketchorama are winners of the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award. They are also recipients of the official Edinburgh Fringe Total Sell-Out Show laurel and WhatsOnLondon Comedy Award nominees 2017.

This BBC Next Big Thing Act have sold out theatres in London, New York and around the UK.

WHY? ‘A good double-act can always bring the house down, and this pair of Fringe favourites show us how to do just that’ ★★★★ The Skinny

‘Tomorrow's TV stars’ ★★★★ The Herald

‘A laugh-out-loud sketch show’ Daily Express

‘Masters of pinpoint observation and characterisation’ The Telegraph

‘Head flingingly funny’ ★★★★★ Broadwaybaby

★★★★ The List, Edinburgh

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@CroftAndPearce
@nordenfarm

Croft and Pearce's Website

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (PG)

Dir: Ol Parker 2018 | 114 mins, US

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again! Sophie finds out more about her mother Donna's past while seeking guidance on how to handle her pregnancy. The all-star cast includes Meryl Streep, Lily James, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth.

WHY? An all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA

'Full of hits and emotion' ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Explore the complexities of the human form by working from a professional life model. With a variety of short and long poses. Learn both traditional charcoal drawing methods and new experimental techniques.

Summer
Sat 19 May, 23 Jun and 25 Aug
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Autumn
Sat 3 and 24 Nov
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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St John's Chamber Orchestra

Rebecca van den Berg (soprano)
Jonathan Stone (violin)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Idomeneo: Overture and Aria Se il padre perdei
Beethoven Symphony No.1 in C
Brahms Violin Concerto in D

Brahms’ epic Concerto is one of the peaks of the violin repertoire. The programme also includes Beethoven’s impressive statement of intent and an exquisite aria by Mozart, with enchanting woodwind solos.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Zumba (Sundays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

A fun and friendly, easy to follow class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

Summer
Sun 6 May – 26 Aug (exc 3 Jun and 5 Aug)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

Autumn
Sun 16 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 14, 21, 28 Oct)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science (work in progress)

Captivating chemistry! Phenomenal physics! Bonkers biology!

Magicians, time travellers and all round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona fide, legitimately qualified scientists, and now are bring their love of enlightenment to the stage!

Unbelievable Science is a live, interactive science show for the whole family, where real experiments take place right before your eyes.

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by Morgan & West’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your white coats at the door as Morgan & West present Unbelievable Science!

Be not afraid, the audience will be in no danger during the show. The same cannot be said for Messrs Morgan & West.

** Morgan & West take full responsibility for any horizons broadened, passions enflamed or minds blown during the course of the show.

WHY? ‘Hugely talented’ ★★★★ Daily Mirror

'Charming, engaging and superbly crafted’ ★★★★ The Stage

Studio
£5

@nordenfarm
@MorganandWest

Morgan and West's Website

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Skate Kitchen (15)

Dir: Crystal Moselle 2018 | 106 mins, US

Camille is an introverted teenage skateboarder who befriends an all-girl skateboarding crew. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother and falls for a mysterious guy. But a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip.

WHY? ‘A joyful meditation on friendship’ ★★★★ Independent

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen.

A mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing style. A variety of music accompanies these styles such as Shania Twain and Keith Urban (country) to Rebecca Ferguson and Megan Trainer (pop) with everything in between.

No partner necessary.

Summer
Sun 6 May – 26 Aug (exc Sun 1 Jul)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Autumn
Sun 16 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 21 and 28 Oct)
6.15pm - 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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A Celebration of Gershwin, Porter and other greats

The ever popular Tony Jacobs (Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Friday Night Is Music Night) performs with his pianist Jim Barry (BBC Radio Band).

They celebrate the great American and British songwriters of the 20th century. Expect timeless classics from the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Harry Warren to name just a few.

WHY? ‘This show is sheer quality’ Encore Magazine

Studio
£14

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The Little Stranger (12A)

Dir: Lenny Abrahamson 2018 | 111mins, Ie/UK/Fr

Dr Faraday has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. He is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. With the Hall now in decline, its inhabitants are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life.

WHY? Charlotte Rampling and Domhnall Gleeson star in this adaptation of Sarah Waters’s ghostly thriller

'One of the most original British horror films of recent times' ★★★★ Independent

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

An opportunity for all those who enjoy singing a toe-tapping repertoire, from Bach to the Beatles and Gershwin to Gospel. No audition or sight-reading required.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Tues 1 May – 17 Jul (exc 29 May and 5 Jun)
7pm - 8.15pm
£80 per 10 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Oscar Wilde Season Live: An Ideal Husband

160 mins.

Encore screening, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery.

WHY? The talented ensemble cast includes real-life father and son Edward and Freddie Fox

'Edward and Freddie Fox, as a father and son, are the star turn in this stylish revival of Wilde’s send-up of a money-mad society' The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£15

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Book Club

Price includes a drink from the bar.

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

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept, 3 Oct, 7 Nov and 5 Dec | 7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

  • Wed 12 Sept - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

  • Wed 3 Oct - One of Daphne du Maurier’s Cornwall novels
Choose from:
Rebecca
My Cousin Rachel
Jamaica Inn
Frenchman’s Creek
The House on the Strand
Castle Dor

  • Wed 7 Nov - Choose one book from the Man Booker Prize short list. The short list will be announced on 20th September.

  • Wed 5 Dec - The Dry by Jane Harper

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

A fun, friendly and easy to follow dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

Summer
Thur 3 May – 30 Aug (exc 31 May and 2 Aug)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Autumn
Thur 13 Sept – 6 Dec (exc 25 Oct and 1 Nov)
10am – 11am | £6 per class

A fun, friendly and easy to follow dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Wajib (15)

Dir: Annemarie Jacir 2017 | 97 mins, Ps/Fr/Co/De/Ae/Qa/No (Arabic with English Subtitles)

Abu Shadi is a divorced father living in Nazareth preparing for his daughter’s wedding. Shadi, his architect son, arrives after years abroad to help him to hand-deliver the wedding invitations. As the estranged pair spend the day together, their relationship comes to a head.

WHY? ‘Sprightly, accessible comedy-drama’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Canary

Meet Agnes, Anne and Betty. They make bombs.

An air raid strikes sending them on a TNT-fuelled journey through euphoric emancipation, forbidden friendship and anarchic dreams. A rare insight into life during the First World War from the unique perspective of Britain’s munitions workers.

WHY? A thrilling physical tragi-comedy commemorating the lives of the 'Canary Girls' and based on true stories

Suitable for ages 12+ years.

Presented by Fun in the Oven Theatre

Studio
£14

This tour is produced in association with Carole W Productions with the generous support of Arts Council England and Sunday for Sammy, and with the partnership of the Royal British Legion's #thankyou100 campaign.

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Wine Club

Led by The Wine Inspector.

A series of wine workshops exploring the wonderful world of wine! All you need is your palate and an open mind – no experience necessary! Our resident wine expert uncorks the doors of wine, tasting 3 wines each month.

Autumn
Fri 14 Sept, 12 Oct, 9 Nov and 7 Dec | 8pm – 9pm
£15 per session

Suitable for 18+ years


14 Sept - Reds for Autumn
Why do we see wines by season and does it matter?
Summer holidays may be over and the evening drawing in, so it’s time to look at some different red wines for autumn.
We will taste three more structured red wines from different parts of the world to warm the cockles of your heart as we come into autumn.

12 Oct - Oaky and Non Oaky Wines
Many people say ‘I don’t like oaky wines’ and yet oak is used as a winemaker’s tool in many wines over many centuries. They use it to affect not just taste but texture as well in the wines that we drink. In this Norden Farm Wine Club, The Wine Inspector will look at three wines with and without oak ageing and examine the difference.

9 Nov – Sparkling & Champagne
By popular request! There is only one Champagne region that produces the wine of the same name in the world.

Mme Lily Bollinger famously said
“I drink Champagne when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty.”

However, Champagne does get rather expensive, so The Wine Inspector will look at three great value sparkling wines including one Champagne.

7 Dec – Something different – fortified, sweet and sweetish?
Wine is an incredibly versatile drink and has so many different expressions sparkling, still, red, rose, white, dry to sweet and everything in between. As Christmas comes closer this is a look at some different pre- and post-dinner options and some wines that might not usually be in the repertoire.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Felicity Ward – Busting A Nut

The multi-award winning comedian is a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast. She is the star of BBC Radio 4’s Appisodes and Netflix’s Live from the BBC. This is Felicity’s second nationwide tour – she’s back and ready to bust a nutful of jokes.

As seen on BBC2’s Mock The Week, BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, BBC2’s Russell Howard’s Good News, The Inbetweeners 2 and as heard on BBC Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

WHY? ‘Tremendous… unrelenting… she’s so bloody funny‘ List

‘A laugh a minute... sharp, upbeat and self-mocking’ The Guardian

‘Thoroughly engaging... Warm and witty’ The Independent

★★★★★ The Mirror | ★★★★ The Times | ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ The Sunday Times | ★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals | ★★★★ Three Weeks | ★★★★ TV Bomb | ★★★★ The Skinny | ★★★★ Fest Mag

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@felicityward
@nordenfarm

Felicity Ward's Facebook Page
Felicity Ward's Website

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Johnny English Strikes Again (PG)

Dir: David Kerr 2018 | 88 mins, UK/Fr/US

The UK is in peril. MI7’s security has been breached and every agent in the field identified and exposed. The only hope of finding the perpetrator is to bring an agent out of retirement. The head of MI7 is left with only one choice - his name is English… Johnny English.

WHY? Spy comedy starring Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson and Ben Miller

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Friday 9 November at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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John Piper inspired building study in mixed media

Led by Caroline Crawford.

We look at artist John Piper and his paintings of bomb damaged second war buildings. Students create a mixed media piece referencing photographic images. They learn how to build their study, and experiemnt with wax resist, layering of ink washes & ink crystals. Finished with coloured chalk pastels. This day course is full of techniques and carefully guided tuition. Materials are provided.

Sat 10 Nov
10am – 3pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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The Wife (15)

Dir: Bjorn Runge 2017 | 100 mins, UK/Se/US

Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years supporting her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his stellar literary career. With Joe about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, Joan confronts her sacrifice and some long-buried secrets. Based on the bestselling book by Meg Wolitzer.

WHY? ‘Glenn Close is unreadably brilliant’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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James Mullinger Live - One Night Only

The Maidenhead-born comedian has taken Canada by storm since moving there in 2014.

He has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and a Just For Laughs Award for Best Comedy Show. His stand up special Anything Is Possible was performed to over 5000 people, released internationally on Amazon Prime and was a bestseller on Blu Ray in North America.

James twice beat Jerry Seinfeld's sales record with his colossal arena shows. In 2015, James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) played James in a big screen movie about his early years in comedy (starring actors from Twilight, Downton Abbey and Notting Hill and comedians such as Jimmy Carr and Gilbert Gottfried). James works closely with many charities and in the past few years has raised over half a million dollars for children in need and women affected by violence.

He has sold out Norden Farm four times and loves it here so much that has picked this venue for his only UK tour date of 2018!

WHY? ‘Something of a sensation. The anecdotes come thick, fast and raucously funny’ Evening Standard

‘The moment this veteran British comic bounds on to the stage, you are in for an amazing hour of solo comedy’ Montreal Times

‘A great stand up’ Jimmy Carr

‘Fantastic, very talented and very funny. The next big thing’ Michael McIntyre

Supported by Ethan Ash and Andrew Doyle.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

@nordenfarm
@jamesmullinger

Click here to visit James's website

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Harry Manx

The Canadian based artist has been dubbed an essential link between the music of East and West.

He creates musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. Harry’s signature instrument is the 20-stringed Mohan Veena, blending Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues.

WHY? Winner of a Canadian Folk Music Award and CBC Radio’s Great Canadian Blues Award

Studio
£15 (£13 Advantage Card)

Harry Manx's Website

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

A class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Get ready to fly! Class includes elements of acroyoga.

Bring one yoga mat (per pair) and one blanket each.

Suitable for ages 4 – 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult.


Autumn
Sundays
23 Sept | 11.15am – 12.15pm
14 Oct | 11.15am – 12.15pm
11 Nov | 10am – 11am
9 Dec | 10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

£3 per person (45 mins)

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Oscar Wilde Season Live: A Woman of No Importance

155 mins.

Encore screening from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord and an innocent young chap join a house party of fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret.

First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.

WHY? Starring Olivier award winner Eve Best and BAFTA nominated actress Anne Reid

'An exhilarating payoff that's a long time coming' The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

£15

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ROH Live: La Bayadere

185 mins.

Live screening (Wednesday). Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.

WHY? Natalia Makarova’s production of this 19th century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life

£15

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RSC Live: Troilus & Cressida

210 mins.

Live screening. Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.

WHY? Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle

£15

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Printing for Christmas: Cards and Decorations

Led by Karen Carter.

Discover the wonderful world of printing on fabric, paper and card using high-density foam & polystyrene. We will be working with paper, calico, beads, buttons & dimensional paints to produce prints suitable for cards, decorations and fabric things!

Plenty of demos, no experience needed.

£5 materials fee

Fri 15 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm

  •  15 Nov SOLD OUT
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Christian Garrick and his Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Christian Garrick (violin, darabuka)
Eddie Hession (button accordion)
Adrian Zolotuhin (guitar, saz, balalaika, domra)
Kelly Cantlon (double bass)

The Budapest Café Orchestra were established in 2009 by British composer, violinist and band leader, Christian Garrick.

They play traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the world. Raucous, toe-tapping Balkan and Russian numbers are combined with jazz and swing inflections. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czardas are awarded fresh treatments before they give way to a disarmingly beautiful arsenal of ballads such as the Schindler's List theme or Andy Statman's bitter sweet The Flatbush Waltz. The diverse repertoire often even strays over into the technicolour territory of many a well-loved film or television score.

WHY? ‘Back by popular demand, the fiery vivacity and awe-inspiring musicianship of the finest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music this side of a Lada scrap heap will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet’ The Times

‘The music is magic in their hands’ Sean Rafferty BBC Radio 3

‘Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises along the way - hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship, a show by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!’ Songlines

‘The boys from the BCO eek out an interesting advantage over others in that they are musically connected to the culture rather than culturally connected to the music and this manifests itself in their performances which are among the most fulfilling live entertainment spectacles you are ever likely to find of any genre’ BBC Celtic Connections

Courtyard Theatre
£16, £14 Supporters

@bco100
@nordenfarm

Budapest Café Orchestra's Website

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Norden Farm Night Market

This year our ever popular Artisan Fair has a new night-time dimension.

The night market is an atmospheric evening perfect to browse for unique artisan presents. With stalls in the 18th century Long Barn and live music, plus all your favourite festive snacks and beverages together with a well stocked bar featuring craft ales, fine wines and a full food menu.

WHY? Your Christmas shopping just got a whole load more fun!

Long Barn and Nordens Free entry

Line-Up

Toxic Sofa are an eclectic folk rock duo. Their repertoire includes original songs and also covers of songs not normally associated with the 'Acoustic Duo' genre.

Alex Routledge is an acoustic singer and songwriter based in Burnham, Bucks. His music combines intricate acoustic guitar work with heartfelt lyrics.

Abi Powell is a 21 year old singer songwriter from Bracknell. She performs a mixture of unique covers and original music and has been featured on BBC Radio Berkshire.

We are now fully booked for stalls at the Night Market. If you are interested in having a stall at our Spring event please get in touch with charlie.dixon@nordenfarm.org

  •  16 Nov FREE
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Lucy Frederick and David Mills Double Bill

Lucy Frederick – Even More Naked

Some years ago, the comedian appeared in a reality TV show in which she had to get naked. Like, completely naked. No socks or anything. And while that might sound alarming, she's since discovered that actually, there's a far more terrifying way to get your bits and bobs out for other people. And you don't even have to take your coat off.

This show is another eye wateringly honest confessional from Lucy about having courage and taking the plunge with life, friendships and love.

A show about negotiating the tricky world of emotional intimacy while wearing a giant suit of armour.

WHY? ‘A genuinely gifted performer, I am so happy l found this show…’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Quite frankly, she’s pretty adorable’ ★★★★ TVBomb


David Mills – Focus People

Smart, sharp, laugh-out loud stand up comedy for adults sick of being scolded by celebrities and policed by children. David gets you through the coming apocalypse feeling dynamite.

The London based American actor and comedian has a cocktail-lounge-lizard image which belies an acerbic wit cut with fire-and-brimstone rants! Smart observations on contemporary life are set to superb comedic delivery alongside witty banter and salty sarcasm.

'A superior act. Politics to surrealism... an hour in his company an indulgent delight.' ★★★★★ Chortle

‘Essential viewing’ ★★★★ BroadwayBaby

Studio
£12

@LucyFrederick

David Mills Website

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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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Artisan Fair

The 18th century Long Barn provides the perfect backdrop to pick up a unique Christmas gift.

Browse stalls from local sellers showcasing handmade wares. This year's stalls include jewellery, ceramics, glassware, decorations, candles, textile gifts and more!

WHY? The Café Bar is open all day, and will be serving mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas flavoured coffee

Long barn and Nordens 10am - 3pm Free entry

We are now fully booked for stalls at this season's Artisan Fair. If you are interested in having a stall at our Spring event please get in touch with charlie.dixon@nordenfarm.org

  •  17 Nov FREE
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Never 42

The UK’s premier Level 42 tribute return, bringing Level 42's music live!

The line up includes Howie Rogers (bass & vocals), Garreth Hicklin (keyboards & vocals), Mike Wheeler (drums & vocals), Tom Wright (guitar & vocals) and Richard Pardy (sax). They perform Level 42's greatest hits alongside fan favourites.

Expect to hear Livin it up (The Sun Goes Down), Lessons In Love, Something About You, The Chant Has Begun, Starchild, Are You Hearing What I Hear, Hot Water… and so many more!

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@42never
@nordenfarm

Never 42's website

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On Reflection

Led by Jo Hall.

Set up a small still life on a piece of mirror card and see the objects and their surroundings reflected. Reposition your objects and a whole new view will be revealed. Record several arrangements in charcoal or pencil before painting your chosen composition in pastel, in a representational or more abstract way. Mirror card and some reference objects including fruit will be supplied.

Please bring your own materials: see information sheet for details.

Sun 18 Nov
10am to 3pm
One day workshop £38

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Alvin Youngblood Hart

The New Orleans native is known as one of the world's foremost practitioners of country blues.

Alvin is also known as a faithful torchbearer for 1960s and 1970s guitar rock, Western Swing and vintage country. He is a Grammy Award winner and has released a Grammy Award nominated album. He has apperared on BBC2’s Later with Jools Holland and BBC4’s Blues on Later.

WHY? ‘The boy got thunder in his hands!’ Taj Mahal

Studio
£14

Alvin Youngblood Hart's Website

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Wintertide

As the days grow short and the evenings long, dark are the days of Wintertide.

The Gallery is transformed with work by local children from our art competition.

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NT Live: The Madness of King George

210 mins.

Live screening from Nottingham Playhouse. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown.

WHY? Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett

£15

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The Abingdon Wind Ensemble

Danzi Wind Quintet in B flat Major
Milhaud La Cheminée du Roi
Ibert Trois Pièces Brèves
René Parker Mississippi Five
FranÇaix Wind Quintet no 1

The wind quintet of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn was formed when its members were at the Royal Academy of Music. They have since played at prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall.

WHY? Be delighted as the Abingdon explore the repertoire for wind chamber music

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society

Courtyard Theatre
£15, MMS Members £10

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Larry Dean - Bampot

The comedian performs fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut.

Larry Dean has a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' ★★★★ (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem.

As seen on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and Roast Battle. Larry is Winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award 2016 and nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2015.

WHY? 'Confessional storytelling at its funniest' ★★★★★ The Herald

'The easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate, too' The Guardian

'A winning combination of being daft and being a smart aleck' Chortle

Studio
£10

@larrydeancomedy
@nordenfarm

Larry Dean's Website

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Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe is a regular on BBC2's Mock The Week and BBC1's Live at the Apollo. She is also all over BBC Radio 4, with stints on The News Quiz, Just a Minute and The Now Show.

All this makes it sound like Zoe Lyons has some sort of idea what she's doing in life. But does she? Or is she the perfect example of an Entry Level Human?

WHY? 'Confident and razor sharp' The Observer

Courtyard Theatre
£15

'A hugely enjoyable mix of brutal putdowns and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd' The Guardian

'Zoe Lyons really cuts the mustard' Scotsman

@zoelyons
@nordenfarm

Zoe Lyons's Website

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Wine Club Fine Wine Evening

Led by The Wine Inspector.

Fri 23 Nov | 8pm – 9.30pm | £25

A helping hand with the hunt for the Christmas special – try 6 wines carefully selected from various accessible and local retailers.

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Jim Mullen

One of the world's leading jazz guitarists and an icon of the UK jazz scene.

Jim's bountiful and melodic sounds will enchant you. He’s known for his work with Average White Band and being one half of jazz funk band Morrissey-Mullen. He performs with his rhythm section of choice: Clark Tracey (drums), Andy Cleyndert (bass)
and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? ‘Mullen’s palette of raunchy blues, graceful bebop and purring tenderness still glows’ The Guardian

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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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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The Vinyl Frontier: My Favourite vs Your Favourite

A brand new format for The Vinyl Frontier! Six challengers play their favourite in a specific category against your host’s choice. Who will win in each duel?

WHY? Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat

Studio
£8

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Soul Kinda Wonderful

The UK’s number one tribute to the legendary Drifters and award winners at the National Tribute awards.

They breathe new life into songs such as Saturday Night at the Movies, Under the Boardwalk and Stand by Me. Expect three separate shows in one as the set includes Motown from The Four Tops and Temptations plus 70s disco classics such as Disco Inferno and Love Train.

WHY? Led by Richie Sampson – a former member of the hit recording group The Drifters

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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A Star is Born (15)

Dir: Bradley Cooper 2018 | 136 mins, US

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, but Jack immediately recognises her natural talent. Featuring original music with vocals recorded live during filming.

WHY? ‘The live scenes are electric’ ★★★★★ Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Incompatible Couples An Evening of Musical Theatre classics

Join West End leads Stephen John Davis (Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, Les Miserable, South Pacific) and Jane Bardos (Phantom of the Opera, Carousel, West Side Story, Singin' in the Rain) for a light-hearted and varied repertoire of musical theatre’s most famous love stories!

WHY? A fabulous, light-hearted evening of musical theatre classics

Courtyard Theatre
£18
COMMUNITY / ARTISTIC HIRE

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Faustus

Three of the leading lights of their generation:

Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Steeleye Span, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). Deeply rooted in the English tradition, they are brought together in a virtuosic display of strong vocals, musicianship and testosterone.

WHY? ‘One of Britain’s outstanding folk bands’ The Guardian

Presented by RM Promotions

Studio
£17.50

@FaustusFolk
@nordenfarm

Faustus Website

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Nae Pasaran (12A)

Dir: Felipe Bustos Sierra 2018 | 96 mins, UK (English and Spanish with English subtitles)

1974, Scotland. Bob Fulton, a Rolls-Royce engine inspector, returns to his section, upset and anxious. He's just told his colleagues that a Chilean Air Force jet engine has arrived in the factory for maintenance and he's refusing to let it go through, in protest against the recent military coup of General Pinochet.

He's seen the images of people packed into football stadiums and the Chilean Air Force jets bombing Santiago, and now one of the engines from those very same planes is right there, waiting for inspection.

He can see his supervisors approaching, he knows he's about to be fired, yet he feels a responsibility...

WHY? Documentary revealing the incredible impact made by Scottish factory workers 40 years ago against one of the most repressive dictatorships of the 20th century

'Modest, eloquent, informed and funny' ★★★★ The Herald Scotland

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Christmas Wreath Making

Led by Louise Temple

Tues 27 Nov | 7pm – 9pm | £27.50 per session plus £20 materials fee

Hands on and creative workshops led by a professional florist.

  •  27 Nov SOLD OUT
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Faces Places (12A)

Dir: JR, Agnes Varda 2017 | 89 mins, Fr

Iconic filmmaker Agnès Varda embarks on a road trip like no other with photographer JR. The two artists share a passion for images and how they’re created, displayed and shared. They head out in JR’s photo booth-enhanced truck, exploring the villages and small towns of rural France and meeting its humble residents. A playful, tender and heart-warming insight into unnamed communities.

WHY? A Cannes Film Festival award-winner and Academy Award nominee

'The year’s best and most beguiling documentary' ★★★★ Rolling Stone

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Festive Floral Roadshow - The Beanstalk Tale

Multi award winning floral designer Mig Kimpton brings a fun fresh approach to festive floral design. He creates a unique fun evening of entertainment with a new live floral show to brighten up this year’s winter evenings.

Watch Mig create amazing festive designs from scratch, using fresh flowers and unusual materials.

WHY? Mig combines his theatrical past with his extensive experience of working with flowers, to provide an evening of flowers, fun and festive excitement!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Mig Kimpton's Website

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The Kast Off Kinks

Former members of legendary band The Kinks are back together playing great music. They re-live the good times whilst keeping alive the songs that made The Kinks a household name.

The line-up features Mick Avory (original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 1980s/1990s and still with Sir Ray Davies), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 1960s/1970s) alongside Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding and Tim Rose).

WHY? Expect an evening of iconic hits including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, All Day and All of the Night plus more.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@KastOffKinks
@nordenfarm

The Kast Off Kinks Website

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Winter landscape study in watercolours

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Student create the stillness of a snowy landscape we focus on opacity of paint, layering of colour washes and how to create the feeling of distance in a painting, referencing photographic images. Students learn how to build their study, how to create a winter sky and water. Finished with coloured chalk pastels. This day course is full of techniques and carefully guided tuition. Materials are provided.

Sat 1 Dec
10am – 3pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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First Man

Dir: Damien Chazelle 2018 | 134 mins, UK/US

Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in this riveting account of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon. Exploring the little told story of the challenges and cost of the ambitious endeavor. Directed by Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle (La La Land) and starring Claire Foy (The Crown) as Neil’s wife Janet.

WHY? ‘Ryan Gosling shines in this remarkably told Neil Armstrong biopic’ ★★★★★ Independent

Click here to the read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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James Phelan - Trickster

A night of light hearted, prank focused magic - utilising audience participation to comic effect.

Described by the Radio Times as having a 'cheeky charm'. join James for an evening of entertainment that is both jaw-dropping and laugh-out-loud funny.

Age guidence 13+ years.

WHY? James is nephew of the late Paul Daniels and has headlined for The Magic Circle

Studio Theatre
£15

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Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

Dir: Bryan Singer 2018 | 134 mins, UK/US

Drama tracing the meteoric rise of Queen through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. Reaching unparalleled success, Freddie shuns the band in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered without the collaboration of Queen, he manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid - one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

WHY? A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Jewel Tones - December Delights

Join Jewel Tones and friends for an evening of music!

Courtyard Theatre
£10
COMMUNITY HIRE

Jewel Tones website

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Christmas Table Decoration

Led by Louise Temple.

Tues 4 Dec | 7pm – 9pm | £30 per session plus £15 materials fee

Hands on and creative workshops led by a professional florist.

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Pop Music

A wedding. A free bar. G and Kayla’s lives are a mess but tonight they’re determined to have it large.

Their veins course with adrenaline and prosecco as they take an epic journey through thirty years of pop. Can the DJ save them as they become Dancing Queens, reliving their Teenage Dream, Staying Out for The Summer and Spicing Up Their Lives? Age guidance 14+ years.

WHY? For anyone that’s ever been a dick on the dance floor

This performance will be captioned throughout.

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

Presented by Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with Latitude Festival

@painesplough
@nordenfarm

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The Fabulous Duck Bros - Tribute to the Music of Eric Clapton

A collection of professional and experienced musicians pay tribute to Eric Clapton’s solo career.

Fronted by long term Clapton fan Phil Astles, the band perform songs produced by Eric throughout his long career. These include the great songs of 24 Nights, The Blues Era and also his time with Derek and the Dominoes and the Cream.

WHY? With a set list that includes classics such as Layla, Wonderful Tonight, Forever Man, Cocaine, Lay Down Sally, Badge, I Shot the Sheriff, Change the World and Bell Bottom Blues

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Bad Times at the El Royale (15)

Dir: Drew Goddard 2018 | 141 mins, US

1960s California. Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption… before everything goes wrong.

WHY? Thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson and Chris Hemsworth

'A beautifully staged film' ★★★★ Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Harry and Chris Save the World

The hottest comedy-rap-jazz duo out there.

They might also be the only one. After sell-out runs of their 2016 and 2017 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Harry Baker and Chris Read have been featured three times on Sky’s The Russell Howard Hour.

Last year they prevented a apocalypse and got a panda pregnant, so they're now drunk on comedy-rap-jazz power, intent on bringing love and laughter to a world that needs both more than ever.

WHY? ‘Amazing, fabulously entertaining’ Jonathan Ross

‘A wonderful blend of infectious songs packed with sharp, clever wordplay… Harry and Chris’ family friendly set leaves the audience with a smile on their face and the catchy tunes stuck in their head for the rest of the day’ ★★★★★ The Sunday Post

‘The numbers are upbeat and feel-good, and all of them are about surprising and inventive subjects or points of view’ ★★★★★ Fringe Guru

'The pair are inspiring Instagram posts in human form' Chortle

Studio
£12.50

@harrynchris
@nordenfarm

Harry and Chris Website

  •   7 Dec SOLD OUT
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The Zoots - Sounds of the 60s

Experience the sixties show that's wowing audiences around the world.

They have headlined venues from the Palladium to Old Trafford. The five piece band perform the 60's hits that everyone loves. Expect The Beatles, The Stones, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, The Searchers, The Four Seasons, Elvis and more.

WHY? ‘The Zoots are impossible not to like’ The Stage

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@nordenfarm
@TheZoots

The Zoots Website

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Black '47 (15)

Dir: Lance Daly 2018 | 98 mins, Ie/Lu

Ireland, 1847. The Great Famine has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney has been fighting for the British Army abroad. He abandons his post to return home and reunite with his family. But he is met by tragedy. With little else to live for, he sets a destructive path to avenge his family.

WHY? ‘It’s a western. It’s a revenge thriller’ ★★★★ The Irish Times

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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The Price of Everything (12A)

Dir: Nathaniel Kahn 2018 | 98 mins, US

Examining the role of art and artistic passion in today’s money-driven, consumer-based society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and a rich range of artists. The film exposes deep contradictions as it holds a mirror up to contemporary values and times, coaxing out the dynamics at play in pricing the priceless.

WHY? Documentary exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world

''Brilliant and captivating documentary about how the art world got converted into a money market' Variety

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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A Christmas Carol

Based on Charles Dickens' own performance adaptation.

Simon Callow and director-designer Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive story-telling. Following critically acclaimed, sold out theatre seasons in 2011, 2012 and again in 2016, Simon Callow returns to wow audiences with this tour de force performance, reimagined especially for cinema.

WHY? Both heart-warming and deeply moving – it’s a Christmas must see!

'As Christmas theatre goes, it doesn't get more trad than this' TimeOut London

£15

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Norden Farm Improv Group

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

A brand new drama group for adults based on improvisation skills and techniques. Fuel your imagination and liberate your creativity while connecting with new people in these fun weekly sessions that will explore improvisation variously with props, music and topical debate.

AUTUMN
Tues 11 Sept – 4 Dec (exc 23 Oct)
8.30pm – 10pm
£8 per class or £88 for 12 week course

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Stephen K Amos: Bouquets and Brickbats

Highly acclaimed stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos hits the road this Autumn with his brand new tour.

As Brexit looms on, Trump reigns rampant and everyone seems pushed to extremes, Stephen’s main aim is to cheer us up.

Forget everything that’s going on in the world and immerse yourself in the warmth of “one of the most likable figures in British Comedy“ (Radio Times). As seen on QI, The People’s History of LGBT, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You and What Does The K Stand For? on BBC Radio 4.

WHY? ‘Deliciously deft… we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout… you’ll leave the show smiling’ The Times

'Unashamed feel-good entertainment’ The Evening Standard

Age guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50


@stephenkamos
@nordenfarm

Stephen K Amos Website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Your Best of...The Musicals

Eleven volunteers play their favourite track from their favourite musical. One will be crowned King or Queen of the stage!

WHY? Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat

Studio
£8

Vinyl Frontier's website

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ROH Live: The Nutcracker (U)

150 mins.

Encore screening. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.

Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes.

WHY? One of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet

'The Nutcracker is perfect for bringing the magic of the festive season to the stage' ★★★★ The Telegraph

£15

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Clare Deniz - Trio Pierne Concert

This exciting trio comprises of Lois Geldard (flute), Clare Deniz (cello) and Alan Brown (piano).

Handel Sonata in B minor ‘Halle’
Beethoven Seven Variations on a theme from Magic Flute (cello/piano)
Kuhlau Grand trio in G major Op 119
Debussy Syrinx (solo flute)
Debussy Trio
Kapustin Trio Op 86


WHY? A delightful concert sharing a sparkling and effervescent repertory

Studio
£14

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Peterloo (12A)

Dir: Mike Leigh 2018 | 154 mins, UK

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre. A peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turns into one of the most notorious episodes in British history. From award winning filmmaker Mike Leigh and starring Rory Kinnear and Maxine Peake.

WHY? ‘Richly intelligent, passionate movie’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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Cara Dillon - Upon a Winter's Night

Cara and her band capture the mystery of Christmas with a collection of songs ancient and modern.

They weave Celtic and folksy rhythms alongside reverent and atmospheric carols while Cara holds the darkness at bay with the purity of her voice.
The Christmas story is retold with genuine wonder and celebrated with the dignity, passion and beauty it deserves. Christmas is one of Cara’s passions and her live show and album only go to prove it.

WHY? ‘Simple and stunning’ The Sunday Times
‘An instant Christmas classic’ BBC
‘There’s enchantment aplenty’ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Independent
‘A reminder of the real meaning of the Festive Season, uplifting and inspirational” The Daily Echo

Presented by RM Promotions

Courtyard Theatre
£26

@CaraDillonSings
@nordenfarm

Cara Dillon's website

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A Charity Christmas Concert in Aid of the Brett Foundation

A mixture of songs from the shows, Big Band sounds, popular classics and some Christmas music.

WHY? A good night out for the whole family

Presented by Maidenhead Concert Band

Courtyard Theatre
£8
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Surviving Christmas (cert tbc)

Dir: James Dearden 2018 | Run time tbc, UK

Two sisters and their families come together in their recently deceased parents dilapidated country house. Miranda and Dan are escaping from city life. Lila is a fading Hollywood star married to her agent, Trent. Ancient sibling rivalries flare up – with chaotic consequences.

WHY? Festive comedy starring Joely Richardson, Patricia Hodge, James Fox and Sally Phillips

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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An Evening of Burlesque and Cabaret

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Hundred Watt Club's gift to you is this hot toddy of a show, jam packed full of festive burlesque, cabaret, circus and drag acts.

Always seductive, always sublime, and always that little bit ridiculous. This is an evening of vintage inspired, Christmas themed entertainment. If you like your Winter nights bawdy and a little bit naughty, this is for you!

Starring: Your host, fabulous hostess and angel atop the Christmas tree Eva Von Schnippisch; slinky sugarplum fairy showgirl Lena Mae; circus royalty and her tinselled hula hoops Abi Collins; the queen of 'look-at-me', lametta bedecked Lolo Brow; and the ridiculous, but hairy and hunky Santa Claus, Dave The Bear!

WHY? Perfect for an alternative festive night out with work or friends.

Ages 18+ years only. Adult themes, strong language and partial nudity employed and embraced!

Presented by Hundred Watt Club

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

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Seasons Greetings with Steve Waterman

A long awaited return of this great UK jazz artist.

Steve is one of the busiest jazz musicians in Europe. Steve forms an excellent duo with the flowing sounds from the young saxophonist Piers Green. They are joined by The Pendulum Trio: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? Steve has won numerous jazz awards over the years, including a BBC British Jazz Award

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Steve Waterman's Website

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (cert tbc)

Dir: David Yates 2018 | Run time tbc, UK/US

Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander to help thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings. Newt agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested.

WHY? The latest film set in acclaimed author JK Rowling’s wizarding world

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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Christmas Ceilidh

An evening of dance in the atmospheric 18th century Long Barn.

A caller will guide you through the dances while ceilidh band Nedron’s Jig provide the live music.

WHY? A perfect social event for Christmas parties

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Silent Disco

After the sell out inaugural Silent Disco this summer, Jeff and Dave return.

They’ll be doing battle on the dance floor as one plays 80s and one plays 90s.

WHY? With some festive tunes thrown in, you decide which decade to listen and dance to!

Studio
£15

@nordenfarm

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Widows (cert tbc)

Dir: Steve McQueen 2018 | 128 mins, UK/US

Contemporary Chicago. Four women have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Tensions build when Veronica (Viola Davis), Linda, Alice and Belle take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

WHY? A blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption

'Steve McQueen dazzles with masterful thriller' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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The King and I from the London Palladium

180 mins.

Recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Centre Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With one of the finest scores ever written including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers.

WHY? ‘Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit’ The Times

‘We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!’ Daily Mail

‘Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture’ The Telegraph

£15

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The Girl in the Spider's Web (cert tbc)

Dir: Fede Alvarez 2018 | Run time tbc, UK/De/Se/Ca/US

Claire Foy stars as outcast vigilante Lisbeth Salander, the title character of the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson. Hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael Blomkvist encounter a web of spies, cybercriminals and government corruption in this action packed thriller.

WHY? A new Dragon Tattoo story

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra

210 mins.

An encore screening from the National Theatre of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

WHY? Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play the famous fated couple

£15

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New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm 2018

Heck yeah, it’s a hoedown!

Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2019! Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine for foot stomping, rip-roaring, thigh-slapping traditional music and a night of all types of barn dancing. A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve! Age guidance 12+ years.

WHY? Dust off your cowboy hats, gingham checks or general fancy dress for frolics on the Courtyard Theatre dance floor

£20 before 31 October, £25 after
Supporters £17 before 31 October, £22 after

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New Year's Day Concert

The annual sell out concert returns for the 18th year.

WHY? With a programme including Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and works by JS Bach and Handel

Presented by St John's Chamber Players

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Hal Cruttenden - Chubster

Hal's literally filled our screens recently on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You, BBC2’s The Apprentice: You're Fired, Channel 4’s Bake Off: Extra Slice and BBC’s Live at the Apollo.

His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He's now on a diet.

WHY? 'On top form' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

'He had the audience in stitches' ★★★★★ Daily Record

'Hilarious' ★★★★ Evening Standard

'Hugely talented' ★★★★ The Times

'Go and see Hal Cruttenden' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@Halcruttenden
@nordenfarm

Hal's website

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Paddington's First Concert

Following their sell out concerts last year, Chamberhouse Winds are back with a delightful performance.

This concert for families and children to join Paddington at his first classical concert – with disastrous results!

Specially arranged for wind quintet and narrated by Jonathan Butcher. The ensemble will also play a selection of other short fun pieces to introduce the instruments before the story begins. A New Year treat for the whole family!

Age guidance 3+ years

WHY? Stay on afterwards for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £32

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NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London.

This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

WHY? Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Bye Bye Baby

A celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

This full theatre show covers the journey of the Four Seasons from their beginning to the disco era and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Featuring many of the band’s worldwide hits including Beggin', Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby and Sherry.

WHY? Expect thirty-one numbers performed in close 4-part harmony, with slick choreography and that instantly recognisable falsetto

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@ByeByeBabyLive
@nordenfarm

Bye Bye Baby website

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The Local Honeys

Live music from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass and the foothills of the Appalachians.

Kentucky country folk duo Montana Hobbs and Linda Jean Stokley are two exceptionally talented young women who will be bringing the folk music of Kentucky to these shores this Spring.

Having been the first women to graduate their state university’s degree programme in Traditional ‘Hillbilly’ Music, The Local Honeys have gone on to win various songwriting accolades, among them the Chris Austin Songwriting Award from MerleFest.

Their debut album Little Girls Actin’ Like Men includes both traditional and original songs and showcases the Honeys ability to tear into hard-driving fiddle tunes, sing the high lonesome sound and tell a damn good story.

WHY? 'The Local Honeys play traditional music with sass and fire' Kentucky Herald Leader

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

The Local Honeys Website

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Andrew Doyle: Friendly Fire

Andrew Doyle is one of the UK’s foremost political satirists.

Friendly Fire is his seventh solo stand-up show. It follows the critically acclaimed Thought Crimes, which ran at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year and later transferred to the Soho Theatre in London.

Andrew is co-writer of internet sensation Jonathan Pie, and has collaborated with Pie creator Tom Walker on numerous viral videos. Their response to Donald Trump’s election has been viewed online more than 150 million times and a more recent piece was described by Ricky Gervais as “one of the most perfect (and important) pieces of comedy I’ve ever seen."

WHY? 'Comedy gold' Broadway Baby

'Prepare for all your internal organs to burst with laughter' Independent

'One of the country’s most exciting comedic talents' Gay Times

'Utterly hilarious' Fest

Studio
£11

Andrew's Website

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The Sound of Springsteen

Each member of this eight piece band was carefully chosen by the producer for their unique abilities as a performer and an undeniable love of the music.

The band members have impressive references, listing previous UK tours alongside recordings with big names in the music industry.

While the band remains a fairly new creation they are already showing signs of a big and successful career, quickly gathering online momentum before even performing their first date.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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ELO Again

The 7 piece band give a dramatic taste of what a real ELO concert was like back in their heyday.

The whole experience is professionally re-enacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects.

ELO Again bring the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals, full of depth and tone. They certainly know how to entertain too, as the hits just keep on coming. All the big hits are performed – Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, Roll Over Beethoven, Wild West Hero, Don't Bring Me Down, The Diary of Horace Wimp, Telephone Line, Turn to Stone plus many more.

WHY? Relive the age of glam rock in the 21st century as Elo Again pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Elo Again Website

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Ed Gamble - Blizzard

After a sellout national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy.

He’s been seen on BBC2’s Mock the Week, Sky’s The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, BBC2’s The Apprentice You’re Fired and more.

WHY? ‘A comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game’ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@nordenfarm
@EdGambleComedy

Ed Gamble's Website

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Justin Moorhouse – Northern Joker

These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.

On top of this the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids?

Hang on. Perhaps nothing has changed that much. When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and he’d never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx. Perhaps our heroes never went away….they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.

WHY? 'Comedic tour-de-force… brought a tear to a critical glass eye' The Herald

'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out of this world' The List

'The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his deceptively simple routines is worthy of admiration' Guardian

Age guidance: 14+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 Unwaged)

@justinmoorhouse
@nordenfarm

Justin Moorhouse's Website

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The Total 60s and 70s Rock Show

Experience the two greatest decades in rock with the Total 60s and 70s Rock Show by Johnny Warman's Magic Bus.

Take yourself back to an era of big riffs, timeless tracks and unforgettable anthems by artists including T Rex, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jeff Beck, The Kinks, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and more.

The band features top musicians Johnny Warman (vocals), Marcus Flynn (guitar - from 'The Guitar Legends'), Steve Tilling (bass and vocals), Richard Willoughby (drums), who have worked with members of The Who, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and The Small Faces.

'Well worth checking these guys out. Not to be missed.' The Who

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

Magic Bus Show's Website

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Vishten

Twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc, from Prince Edward Island, join forces with Pascal Miousse - a direct descendant of the first colonial families to inhabit Quebec’s remote Magdalene Islands.

Tight sibling harmonies, layered foot percussion and a compelling trademark blend of fiddle, guitar, accordion, whistles, piano, bodhrán and jaw harp create an expansive sound that triumphantly defies the parameters of a trio.

Whilst all three are form a rich musical upbringing and heritage, their take on their musical traditions looks forward as much as it looks back. The Cajun tradition - spread by Acadians throughout America - mixes with Celtic and world strands, altogether redefining the possibilities of French-Canadian folk.

WHY? A live show that combines song-writing elegance with the dynamism of three experienced and truly passionate performers

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@VishtenMusique
@nordenfarm

Vishten's Website

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Rob Auton - The Talk Show

The Talk Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking by award-winning writer and performer Rob Auton.

Following on from his shows about hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow, Rob now turns his attention to talking because he is ready to talk about talking.

Since 2012 Rob has chosen a specific theme for his shows and challenged himself to create an hour of material about each subject. These shows have given rise to sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe as Rob continues to build his audience through his unique use of words and humour.

After his appearances on the Russell Howard Hour, BBC at the Edinburgh Festival and Channel 4’s Random Acts, Rob now looks to talk to as many people as possible with The Talk Show.

The Talk Show was the second best reviewed comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival 2018.

WHY? ‘A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot’ The Guardian

‘Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch’ The Independent

‘Funny, poetic, observant and wholly original. Auton’s brilliant use of language and perfect comic timing throws up laugh after laugh after laugh after laugh’ ★★★★★ Beyond the Joke

‘It's both touching and bizarre. A warm and frequently funny hour’
★★★★ The List

‘Inspiring and uplifting. Well worth seeing’ British Comedy Guide

‘A remarkably moving emotional journey. A thoroughly enjoyable, engaging and entertaining hour’ ★★★★★ Entertainment Focus

‘Thought-provoking, heart-warming and heart-breaking’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

‘Auton cleverly controls the mood to a minute degree. It feels like a new kind of poetry’ ★★★★★ The Peg Review

‘He uses words like a potter uses their wheel’ ★★★★★ Marbles magazine

‘An experience not to be missed’ ★★★★★ The Student Rag


Studio
£12

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Flo and Joan – Alive on Stage

The musical comedy duo and sisters are travelling the country with a new hour of their dark and witty songs.

Flo and Joan enjoyed a sell out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers. They were winner of Best Musical Act at Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 and winner of Best Music and Variety Act in the 2018 Chortle Awards. Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? ‘These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes' Evening Standard

Studio
£12

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Pete Firman - Marvels

The UK's leading comedy magician is back on the road with his astonishing new show.

You've seen him on television, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage!

As seen on ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, BBC1’s The Magicians, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme.

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? 'The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century’ The Times

'The new poster-boy for British comedy magic’ The Telegraph

'Seamless blending of quality magic and stand-up comedy. It is a joy to watch’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

'Breathtaking illusions’ The List

‘The best magic tricks in the Universe’ Independent

‘Firman is responsible for making it socially acceptable to say that you like magic again’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

@petefirman
@nordenfarm

Pete Firman's Website

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London Klezmer Quartet

Laugh, cry, dance and sing as the London Klezmer Quartet brings you the best of klezmer in a journey from the Baltic to the Black Sea - and beyond.

The line up includes Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion) and Indra Buraczewska (double bass). Indra's sultry vocals also breathe new life into old songs of love, life, food and drink.

WHY? ‘A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing’ Songlines Magazine

‘Exuberant yet cultured playing... no shortage of dynamism here... The tradition is safe in the hands of the next generation’ Sunday Times

‘Dynamic and authentic’ Time Out

Studio
£15 (£13 Supporters)

London Klezmer Quartet Website

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Strictly Ann - An Evening with Ann Widdecombe

Sailing dangerously close to National Treasure status, one of the most outspoken politicians of our time embarks on her first ever national tour.

Entertaining, enlightening and as controversial as you would expect, Margaret Thatcher and Craig Revel Horwood collide as Ann lifts the lid on life in Westminster and shares behind-the-scenes gossip from some of the nation’s best-loved programmes, including Strictly Come Dancing, Have I Got News For You and Celebrity Big Brother.

Ann Widdecombe's Website

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Stuart Goldsmith - End Of

Stu's back with a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares.

Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who've lost touch with all their old friends and can't eat just one pain au chocolat.

Featuring ultimates, absolutes and surprisingly few conclusions.

Host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast (10 million downloads) and as seen on Dave's As Yet Untitled and Comedy Central's Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central.

WHY? 'Truly a comedy masterclass... endlessly inventive' The List

'Expert, charming stand-up' The Sunday Times

'A master of the form' The Independent

Studio
£10

@nordenfarm
@ComComPod

Stuart's Website

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Andrew Maxwell - Showtime

A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos.

Andrew is known for his eagle-eyed, passionate current-affairs comedy showcased in his many appearances on BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz, Welcome To Wherever You Are, Public Enemies).
He's been seen on BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News for You, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and BBC2’s Mock the Week. To a whole new generation he is the devilish voice of MTV's Ex On The Beach.
Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? ‘One of the most significant comedians working in the country today’ ★★★★★ The Independent

‘Showtime is a masterclass in mirth, sublime timing, and killer punchlines’ ★★★★★ The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@andrewismaxwell
@nordenfarm

Andrew's website

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Ahir Shah - Duffer

Ahir Shah returns with a brand new stand up show about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Duffer comes to Maidenhead fresh from a critically acclaimed sell-out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It earned Shah his second nomination in a row for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

WHY? ‘Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph

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Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

The award winning comedian is now comfortably in his forties and a new dad.

He delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines. Does he still agree with those points of view or has he finally grown up? Plus a little navel gazing tossed in for the arty-farty types. Ages 16+ years.

WHY? ‘Lethally funny’ Metro

‘Absolutely hilarious’ Independent

‘Effortlessly funny… You have to go and see Glenn Wool’ Guardian

‘Why aren't you in a queue somewhere buying a ticket?’ Scotsman

@GlennWool
@nordenfarm

Glenn Wool's Website

Studio
£14

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The Amy Winehouse Experience AKA Lioness

Stars in Their Eye’s finalist and X Factor boot-camp contestant Emma Wright provides an authentic tribute to the enormous talent of Amy Winehouse.

Accompanied by a full backing band, they recreate the sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop.

WHY? Be taken on a journey through the emotional rollercoaster of Amy’s song writing, guaranteed to have you singing and dancing throughout this full stage show

Courtyard Theatre
£15

The Amy Winehouse Experience Website

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Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior... Confessions of a Club Comic

Comedian, author, cultural icon and - most recently - idiot who agreed to be tortured on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts.

But live comedy is where she's in her element. Expect sharp-tongued gags, cultural observation and whatever else is in her easily distracted mind this time around.

WHY? As heard on Radio 4, read in two warmly-received books and seen sleeping in a hammock

Suitable for ages 14+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Shappi's Website

@ShappiKhorsandi
@nordenfarm

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Alan Johnson - In My Life

Alan Johnson is one of the most popular politicians of recent times and now a best-selling author.

His memoirs have sold half a million copies to date. This highly entertaining show is inspired by his latest book In My Life. From growing up as an orphan in a West London slum in the 1950s to becoming a postman before rising through the Labour Party ranks to hold several cabinet posts, including Home Secretary.

WHY? Alan tells his personal story with the help of some of the music that has soundtracked his life

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Ivo Graham - Motion Sickness

A feisty new hour about facing the future, named after his fourth favourite Hot Chip song (and a beaut by Phoebe Bridgers).

As seen/heard on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live From The BBC, Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier, Fighting Talk, The Now Show, It’s Not What You Know, and eating Subway sandwiches in petrol stations.

WHY? 'Endlessly amusing hour from the politest man in comedy' ★★★★ The I

Studio
£12

Ivo's Website

@IvoGraham
@nordenfarm

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A New Flame - The Simply Red Tribute Show

The exceptional 9-piece band recreates every slick groove and perfect melody from Mick Hucknall’s remarkable global career in an unparalleled display of authenticity and style, guaranteed to keep the audience dancing and singing all night.

Expect a truly memorable evening of great music, featuring the vocals of Dave Duckmanton as Mick Hucknall.

WHY? With all the hits including Stars, Money's Too Tight To Mention and Holding Back The Years

Courtyard Theatre
£16

A New Flame website

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Stephen Bailey: Our Kid

Everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record), stand-up comedy star, Stephen Bailey is back on tour with his brand-new show Our Kid – a story full of Northern warmth, some working-class guilt and a bit of blue.

2018 has been an exciting year for Stephen. The past six months have seen him embark on his first critically acclaimed UK tour, perform a season at the prestigious Soho Theatre in London plus support Katherine Ryan on her recent sold-out UK outing. His friendly brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the Britain’s most exciting up-and-coming acts in comedy at the moment.

His recent and varied TV work includes him becoming the resident agony uncle on ITV1's Zoe Ball on Sunday and appearances on Five's Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and Comedy Central’s Live at The Comedy Store adding to his extensive back catalogue of TV and radio work. Most recently he was the host of the reality show Celebs On The Farm on 5star.

WHY 'Stephen’s show was hilarious from the first line, and for the whole performance I don’t think a single joke died' ★★★★★ Voice Magazine

Studio
£14

@stephencomedy
@nordenfarm

Stephen's Website

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Suzi Ruffell - Nocturnal

Star of Live At The Apollo, Live From The BBC, Mock The Week, Roast Battle and Live From The Comedy Store - Suzi Ruffell takes her sell-out and critically acclaimed show Nocturnal on tour.

If you don’t have anxiety, I don’t think you’re concentrating! Suzi is worried about everything - from someone breaking into her flat, to human rights across the globe, to her cat’s quality of life – and it’s keeping her awake.

Following last year’s critically acclaimed, sell-out run, this show is not to be missed.

WHY? ‘Excellent hour of Stand Up’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times

Studio
£12

Suzi's Website

@suziruffell
@nordenfarm

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Gyles Brandreth - Break a Leg!

They say all political careers end in tears.

In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical.

Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), the BBC Radio 4 Just a Minute regular delivers dazzling wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy and hilarious name-dropping.

WHY? ‘A master raconteur’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph

‘Total joy’ ★★★★★ Scotsman

Suitable for ages 11+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@GlyesB1
@nordenfarm

Gyles Brandreth's Website

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Al Murray - Landlord of Hope and Glory (work in progress)

Citizens of Hope and Glory! Our new tomorrow beckons. A new tomorrow that smells reassuringly of yesterday, but with wifi.

One last heave and we will be there. And when the going gets tough the tough get going. Although the going won’t get tough and anyone who tells you it is going to be tough is lying.

Come join me to marvel at the majesty of our green and pleasant land. A land globally renowned for our culture, history and places, like the world-famous Salisbury Cathedral.

Join me to step backwards into the future.

WHY? ‘Stand up Gold’ The Guardian

‘A supremely polished performer’ ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

‘Wickedly witty Stuff’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS]

One of the Edinburgh Fringe's most celebrated talents of recent times sets out on his first full national tour.

John-Luke Roberts' show this year was a complete sell-out run and one of the most talked about shows of the festival: a dizzying avant-garde ride through the mind of a gifted comic-philosopher. One with a blue moustache. Who thinks far more about the Spice Girls than anyone should. A masterclass in prop, clown, costume and Mel C-themed comedy.

And that's all we can tell you in the brochure, because his stupid title takes up the rest of the allotted space.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

'An impeccably choreographed, giddily inventive, turbo-charged hour' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'A hit' ★★★★ The Times

'Killer gags... glorious idiocy' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Mind warping hour which follows through brilliantly on its own absurd logic...relentlessly funny' ★★★★ The List

Studio
£12

@nordenfarm
@jlukeroberts

John-Luke Robert's Website

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Oye Santana

The Woodstock 50th Anniversary tour from Oye Santana, UK No.1 Winner at the 2018 National Tribute Music Awards.

You'll be blown away by awesome guitar work from Milan ‘Carlos’ Webb, and by the band’s infectious good-time feel on hits including the multi-million seller Smooth, Black Magic Woman, Maria Maria, Oye Como Va, Corazón Espinado and She’s Not There.

WHY? Celebrating 50 years since Santana's electrifying performance at Woodstock catapulted them into stardom

Courtyard Theatre
£18.50

@OyeSantanaBand
@nordenfarm

Oye Santana's Website

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Charlie Baker presents The Greatest Goat of All Time

World premiere of this fresh, funny, fantastical story.

Starring award-winning comedian, singer and dancer Charlie Baker (Harry Hill Sky1, Dog Ate My Homework CBBC, Doctor Who BBC1) and BAFTA winning CBBC Class Dismissed actor Sam Battersea.

A live ‘Clip-Clop Hip-hop’ soundtrack accompanies our hero on her journey from 0-100% confidence with her magically tuneful farmyard friend.

Jokes! Songs! A Goat! (plastic) Smiles! (Not plastic)

Age guidance: 14+ years. Likely to be swearing and adult content.

WHY? ‘A very special show’ Blue Peter

Studio
£11 (£9 Under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Charlie's Website

@BakersTweet
@nordenfarm

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Lucy Porter - Pass It On

A brand new stand-up show from the TV favourite. As seen on BBC’s QI, Room 101 and Live at the Apollo. As heard on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.

Always warm, witty and thought-provoking, this is Lucy’s best show yet. She muses on what we receive from our ancestors and what we pass on to future generations. Lucy’s inherited dodgy knees and global warming from her parents, but can she leave a better legacy for her children? Suitable for ages 16+ years.

WHY? ‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes … Genuinely delightful’ The Telegraph

‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's Website

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Radio Active

With Angus Deayton, Philip Pope, Michael Fenton Stevens, Helen Atkinson Wood

Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions.

Angus Deayton (Have I Got News For You, One Foot In The Grave, Nighty Night), Helen Atkinson Wood (Blackadder, The Young Ones, QI), Michael Fenton Stevens (Benidorm, My Family) and Philip Pope (Who Dares Wins, Chelmsford 123, Only Fools & Horses) reunite to take classic scripts from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show on the road.

Among other classic characters expect to catch up with long suffering radio host Mike Channel, original foodie Anna Daptor and the accident-prone Martin Brown. Also featuring the cast’s original musical creations, responsible for such parody bands as The Hee Bee Gee Bees and Status Quid.

WHY? Heading to Maidenhead following a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Mark Watson – The Infinite Show

He’s been cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Dave’s Taskmaster and half-killed on Channel 4’s Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island. Now Mark returns to what he's best at: being indoors.

Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with his usual notoriously high joke-and-rant-per-minute rate.

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? ‘He sparkles with originality and verve' Chortle

'A kind of unstoppably funny Superhero' Sunday Times

'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£19

@watsoncomedian
@nordenfarm

Mark Watson's Website

about 4 hours ago This year’s Lantern Making Workshops are now on sale! Have you booked your ticket yet? Join us to weave and decorate willow to create a fantastic lantern inspired by the animal world. Workshops run throughout November and December, places are £4 per person --> https://norden.farm/events/the-carnival-of-the-animals-lantern-making-workshop-19

about 12 hours ago Documentary Leaning into the Wind folows artist Any Goldsworthy on his exploration into the layers of the world and it's impact on his art and himself. Catch this new look into the artists work on Tuesday 23 October --> https://norden.farm/events/leaning-into-the-wind-andy-goldsworthy-pg

about 14 hours ago Make spider webs, witches hats, pumpkin decorations and more this school holiday! The crafts vary each day so you can create something new. Join us at 10.30am, tickets are only £5 per child → https://norden.farm/events/arts-and-crafts-session

about 16 hours ago Watch Die Walkure live from The Royal Opera House this Sunday at 5pm. The second opera in Richard Wagners epic Der Ring Des Nibelungen. More info, trailer and tickets here → https://norden.farm/events/roh-live-die-walkure

about 19 hours ago Take part in Monski Mouse Baby Dance Hall Disco this school holiday before she flies back to Australia! Parents and under 5’s are let loose on the dancefloor in the friendliest of discos on Sunday 28 October --> https://norden.farm/events/monski-mouse-s-baby-disco-dance-hall

about 20 hours ago Due to a private event, Norden Farm will be closed to the public today (Sunday 21 October). We will re-open on Mond… https://t.co/0Rc8BGC2nb

about 20 hours ago Due to a private event, Norden Farm will be closed to the public today (Sunday 21 October). We will re-open on Monday 22 October with a jam-packed half term line up. See you then! The team at Norden Farm

about 21 hours ago The Thinking Drinkers join us on Saturday 27 October --> https://norden.farm/events/the-thinking-drinkers-pub-crawl Don't miss this intoxicating comedy! Oh, and did we mention those 5 free drinks?!

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1 day ago Do you feel Wonderful Tonight? Enjoy classics tracks such as Layla, Wonderful Tonight and more with The Fabulous Duck Brothers - A tribute to the Music of Eric Clapton on Thursday 6 December at 8pm → https://norden.farm/events/the-fabulous-duck-bros-tribute-to-the-music-of-eric-clapton

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