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Zumba (online)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

Thur 23 Apr – 6 Aug
10am – 11am
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Calligraphy - Carolingian Script (online)

Led by Stuart Maxwell

On this 5 week course you will learn the lettering strokes for the English Carolingian hand, and explore its importance and influence on subsequent hands.

Thursday 2 - 30 July
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£50 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years.
Booking cut off time: Thursday 2 July 9am
Find the materials list through the download further down the page.

About Carolingian Script

A pivotal script of great importance, Carolingian was developed during the late eighth century at Charlemagne’s scriptorium (Charles the Great, King of the Franks) in Tours, France.

It forms the basis for our modern minuscule characters, and has a round cursive flowing quality that makes it easy to read. This was one reason for its popularity throughout Europe, although a late arrival in England.

The style later gave way to the cursive Black Letter and more compressed Gothic script, but was then rediscovered in the fifteenth century by Poggio and Noccoli, from which developed the italic hands.

When reviving the calligraphy arts and crafts at the start of the 20th Century, Edward Johnston based his Foundation Hand on a tenth Century example of an Anglicised version of the script known as English Caroline Minuscule. The example chosen was the Ramsey Psalter, believed to have been written by scribes at Winchester and dating from 966.

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Youth Theatre C (online)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones

This term the Norden Farm Youth Theatre goes online. Our new Youth Theatre Director, Karen has devised a programme of exhilarating sessions for every group.

The end of term will conclude with an online sharing for each group, that parents and carers will be invited to.

I’m In Quarantine… Get Me Out Of Here!

It’s a jungle out there…that’s why we are staying at home, and doing drama! This term we will develop our characterisation and improvisation techniques using the 'I’m a Celebrity…' formula as a stimulus. What sort of characters will enter our camp for the weeks ahead? Who will fall out with who, and why? Will they receive video messages from family members at home? Will your character be brave enough to face the weekly Dramatucker Trials or go head to head with another in a Dingo Drama Challenge? You’ll decide!


Thur 7 May - 16 Jul (exc 28 May)
4pm - 5pm
£67 per 10 week term
School Years 7, 8 and 9
Booking cut off time: Thur 6 May 12pm


If Norden Farm is permitted to re-open during this term, the sessions will return to The Farm and be delivered live.

  •  16 Jul
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Youth Theatre F (online)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones

This term the Norden Farm Youth Theatre goes online. Our new Youth Theatre Director, Karen has devised a programme of exhilarating sessions for every group.

The end of term will conclude with an online sharing for each group, that parents and carers will be invited to.

I’m In Quarantine… Get Me Out Of Here!

It’s a jungle out there…that’s why we are staying at home, and doing drama! This term we will develop our characterisation and improvisation techniques using the 'I’m a Celebrity…' formula as a stimulus. What sort of characters will enter our camp for the weeks ahead? Who will fall out with who, and why? Will they receive video messages from family members at home? Will your character be brave enough to face the weekly Dramatucker Trials or go head to head with another in a Dingo Drama Challenge? You’ll decide!

Thur 7 May - 16 Jul (exc 28 May)
5.30pm - 6.30pm
£67 per 10 week term
School Years 8, 9, 10 and 11
Booking cut off time: Thur 7 May 12pm

If Norden Farm is permitted to re-open during this term, the sessions will return to The Farm and be delivered live.

  •  16 Jul
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Acoustic Guitar (online) - Beginners (Thurs)

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? These are fun and informative online lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Thur 7 May - 4 Jun, Thur 11 Jun - 9 Jul, Thur 16 Jul - 13 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

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St John’s Ensemble plays Mozart (livestream)

A live streamed event from Norden Farm.

John Cook (clarinet)
Ron Colyer (violin)
Susan Black (viola)
Paul Cox (cello)
Nigel Wilkinson (piano)
with Miriam Allan (soprano)

Violin Sonata in E flat, K.302
Der Zauberer; An Chloe: Abendemfindung an Laura
Trio in E flat, K.498 (Kegelstatt)
Violin Sonata in E minor, K.304
Exsultate jubilate, K.165
Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478

St John’s Ensemble is delighted to resume performances at Norden Farm with a programme of much loved works by Mozart, including the effortlessly lyrical Kegelstatt Trio featuring clarinet and viola, and the dramatic and intense G minor Piano Quartet. Leading early music specialist Miriam Allan makes a welcome return to Norden Farm, (she last appeared here as Queen of the Night in Magic Flute in 2017).

The programme will be introduced from the stage by the performers.

Live streamed via the Norden Farm website
£15 per household
Booking cut off time: Thursday 16 July 5pm

Running time approximately 45 minutes, 10 minute interval, 45 minutes

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Acoustic Guitar (online) - Intermediate (Thurs)

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? These are fun and informative online lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Thur 7 May - 4 Jun, Thur 11 Jun - 9 Jul, Thur 16 Jul - 13 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

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Digi Den (online)

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club!

Reconnect with the Digi Den community via weekly Zoom workshops. Share your creativity, explore music and film editing!

You will need: Paper to draw or write on and any pencils, pens or art supplies you may like to use. The project will adapt to incorporate any other supplies individuals may have.

Suitable for School Years 7 - 13.

Fri 15 May - 24 Jul (exc 29 May)
5.15pm - 6.45pm
£80 per 10 week term
Please contact our Box Office team on 01628 788997 if you are interested in joining the term.

  •  17 Jul
  •  24 Jul
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Youth Theatre H (online)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones

This term the Norden Farm Youth Theatre goes online. Our new Youth Theatre Director, Karen has devised a programme of exhilarating sessions for every group.

The end of term will conclude with an online sharing for each group, that parents and carers will be invited to.

I’m In Quarantine… Get Me Out Of Here!

It’s a jungle out there…that’s why we are staying at home, and doing drama! This term we will develop our characterisation and improvisation techniques using the 'I’m a Celebrity…' formula as a stimulus. What sort of characters will enter our camp for the weeks ahead? Who will fall out with who, and why? Will they receive video messages from family members at home? Will your character be brave enough to face the weekly Dramatucker Trials or go head to head with another in a Dingo Drama Challenge? You’ll decide!

Sun 10 May - 19 Jul (exc 31 May)
4pm - 5pm
£67 per 10 week term
School Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
Booking cut off time: Fri 8 May 4pm

If Norden Farm is permitted to re-open during this term, the sessions will return to The Farm and be delivered live.

  •  19 Jul
  •  26 Jul
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Little Wrigglers (online)

Led by Bethany Hearn.

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class – from the comfort of your own home!

Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

Mon 4 May - 1 Jun (exc 25 May), 8 Jun - 29 Jun and 6 Jul - 20 Jul
10.15am – 11am
£5 per class or £18 per 4 week term / £13.50 for the 3 week term
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

We want everyone to be safe while dancing at home so please ensure that all children are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear and that you have suitable space to move in and have cleared the space of any potential hazards.

This session should be fun for you and your little ones, please support where necessary and ensure that children are always supervised during the class.

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Creative Arts Social Club (online)

Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.

Our sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now - goes online!

Professional artist Amelia Pimlott leads this creative community with visual artist Caroline Crawford. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence, and meet new people!

5-week blocks run via Zoom with additional ideas for activities to do during the week.

Mon 13 Jul - 10 Aug, Mon 17 Aug - 21 Sept, Mon 5 Oct - 2 Nov and Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list will be supplied)


Mon 13 Jul - 10 Aug: Natural World 1

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using the theme of the natural world, we will use collage and decoupage techniques for a variety of 2d and 3d projects including producing a landscape inspired by Turner and creating designs for more decorative household items.


Mon 17 Aug - 21 Sept: Natural World 2

Led by Caroline Crawford

Continuing with the theme of the Natural World we will explore a range of different painting mark making and printing techniques using a combination of paints, papers, ink and things that can found around the house.

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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

Tues 30 Jun - 21 Jul
11am - 12pm
£8 per class or £28 per 4 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

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Magic & Storytelling with Patrick Ashe (online)

Enjoy interactive stories online via Zoom - with an added magical twist!

Alongside the stories, Patrick will show you how the magic works and teach a trick or two. But because Patrick is in the magic circle you must promise to keep the secrets!

Tuesday 14 July - Jack and the Beanstalk

Props you will need:
A cup, a dishcloth and a tabletop (such as a desk or kitchen table)

Keep an eye out for details about each week's stories and what you'll need for each trick!

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

This session will be fun for you and your little ones, please support where necessary and ensure that children are always supervised during the class.

Tues 5 May - 18 Aug
1.30pm - 2pm
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 12.45pm on the day of each session

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The Vinyl Frontier - Forgotten 80s (livestream)

A live streamed event from Norden Farm.

Join host Jeff Lloyd as he and 10 virtual guests each pick a classic 'forgotten' track from the first 11 Now That's What I Call Music LPs. Whether it's a track you haven't heard in ages, a lesser known hit by a big artist or simply one that's slipped through the cracks you're guaranteed to have a nostalgic evening of day-glo legwarmers, shoulder pads and back-combed hair!

The guests will all appear via self-filmed inserts before each track is played. What will be on their bookshelves...?

Norden Farm Online
£6.50 per household
Booking cut off time: Tuesday 21 July 5pm

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Yoga for Beginners (online)

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. Practice gentle spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, basic yogic breathing techniques and guided meditations.

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 Jun - 8 Jul, 15 July - 12 Aug (exc 29 Jul)
11am – 12.15pm
£10 per class | £28 per 4 week online course
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar (online) - 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? These are fun and informative online lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.


Wed 6 May - 3 Jun, 10 Jun - 8 Jul, 15 Jul - 12 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week online course

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Acoustic Guitar (online) - Beginners (Wed)

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? These are fun and informative online lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Wed 6 May - 3 Jun, 10 Jun - 8 Jul, 15 Jul - 12 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

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Kite Making Workshops (online)

Led by Community Kite Project

Our much-loved Kite Making Workshops are going online!

Just because we can’t be together to make and fly kites this year, it doesn’t mean the fun has to stop!

Get involved in our online Kite Making workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky at your local park – don’t forget to send us a photo or video!

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project.

In these online sessions our practitioners will guide you through the process of making a Japanese Sode Kite.

Join us via Zoom to make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky!

Each ticket includes access to the live, online workshop and everything you need to make and fly your kite! All you will need are pens to decorate your creation. We will be in touch with details about how you can collect your materials pack from Norden Farm.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

Thur 23 Jul - 13 Aug
11am - 11.45am
£10 per person/kite (includes materials - packs must be collected from Norden Farm)
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each workshop

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Creative Writing (online)

Led by Katy Walker

Join Katy online via Zoom for a 4 week course designed for anyone who wants to write something and finish it.

Whether you struggle with ideas, character, dialogue, structure or your own inner critic, you will be supported to create a complete, refined piece of work in the genre of your choice. This might be a poem, a short story, a chapter of a novel, a short film or the opening scene of a play.

In the final session your work will be shared, and feedback given and received, so that you will leave inspired and clear about next steps.

Thursday 23 July - 13 August
7pm – 8.30pm
£50 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 5pm on Thursday 23 July

Suitable for ages 18+ years

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Chill Club – Yoga for ages 5 - 11 years (online)

Led by Carly Brown

Yoga sessions designed for primary school aged children.

We will cover lots of different yoga poses in a fun and gentle way. Using our imaginations, we will look at how nature and wildlife inspires many yoga poses and exercises, lion breath for courage, tree pose for strength, cat pose for flexibility for example.

We will then take a short savasana (blanket time) to classical piano music. This resting time allows all the work and play to settle into the children’s bodies and brains. Each session will finish with a poem or reading.

You will need one yoga mat and one blanket each.

Suitable for ages 5 - 11 years.

Fri 26 Jun - 24 Jul (exc 17 Jul) and 31 Jul - 21 Aug
10.30am – 11am
£30 per 4 week term or £8 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

We want everyone to be safe while practising yoga at home so please ensure that all children are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear and that you have suitable space to move in and have cleared the space of any potential hazards.

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Alex Garnett - sax (livestream)

An evening of jazz, programmed by the late Pat Kelly and honouring his legacy.

A live streamed event from Norden Farm.

Known as ‘The Garnett’, Alex's strident, swinging tenor playing is a gem of creative musicianship. He has performed with artists including Sir John Dankworth, Van Morrison and The Rolling Stones. Supported by the UK’s top rhythm section Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums). A precious evening!

WHY? ‘Garnett has all the individuality, skill and stamina every star soloist needs’ Evening Standard

Live streamed via the Norden Farm website
£15 per household
Booking cut off time: Friday 24 July 5pm

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Kayleigh's Crafts - Make Your Own Fantasy Castle! (online)

Led by Kayleigh Galvin

Join Kayleigh online for weekly creative crafts throughout the summer holiday!

You can find your materials list through the link below, including some optional extra’s to take your craft to the next level!

Suitable for ages 4+ years

Monday 27 July
10.30am - 11.15am
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Upcoming crafts include:

  • Mon 3 Aug – Out of this World Lava Lamp
  • Mon 10 Aug – One Man Band! Musical Instruments
  • Mon 17 Aug – Slime City!

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Digi Den - Summer Sessions (online)

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club!

Reconnect with the Digi Den community via weekly Zoom workshops. Share your creativity, explore music and film editing!

You will need: Paper to draw or write on and any pencils, pens or art supplies you may like to use. The project will adapt to incorporate any other supplies individuals may have.

Suitable for School Years 7 - 13.

Fri 31 Jul - 21 Aug
5.15pm - 6.45pm
£32 per 4 week term
Booking cut off time: Friday 31 July 12pm

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Art Week: Back to Life, Back to Reality (online)

Led by Lawrence Dodgson

Lockdown, what just happened? What now?

Join artist Lawrence Dodgson in a week packed with different activities; drawing, painting, dancing, hat making, creative writing and sculpture.

We will be exploring what lockdown was, and what’s going on now, through various themes throughout the week. But mostly we will be getting creative and making a bunch of stuff!

Over the week we will draw beautiful self-portraits, learn how to draw a minion on a minion horse, make a coronavirus-hat and star in a music video, as well as much, much more.

The week will be hosted over Zoom from 10am - 4pm, but with lots of activities to do away from the computer to avoid Zoom-fatigue.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Mon 3 – Fri 7 Aug
10am – 4pm
£95 (£90 Advantage Card holders)
Booking cut off time: Fri 31 Jul at 5pm


Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

Schedule:

Monday - Before COVID Era (BCE)
Introductions, games, coronavirus-hat making

Tuesday - Isolation
Self-portraits, film our Isolation - Joy Division music video, drawing from life

Wednesday - COVID weird
Dream poems, surreal drawing exercises

Thursday - Nature
Drawing exercises, bugs that do crime, animals returning, pet portraits

Friday - The Future
Sculpting objects from the future, paint and finish our coronavirus-hats, watch our Isolation dance video


Materials list:

  • Egg boxes
  • Balloons
  • Newspaper
  • PVA glue
  • masking tape
  • acrylic paints (any will do, but recommended red, orange, blue, green & white)
  • Charcoal
  • Pens (any will do!)
  • Paper
  • Stapler
  • One rock suitable for being a pet
  • Plasticine
  • One parent / guardian’s camera phone that can be used to film some dancing / singing for our music video

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Kayleigh's Crafts - Out of this World Lava Lamp (online)

Led by Kayleigh Galvin

Join Kayleigh online for weekly creative crafts throughout the summer holiday!

You can find your materials list through the link below, including some optional extra’s to take your craft to the next level!

Suitable for ages 4+ years

Monday 3 August
10.30am - 11.15am
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Upcoming crafts include:

  • Mon 27 Jul – Make Your Own Fantasy Castle
  • Mon 10 Aug – One Man Band! Musical Instruments
  • Mon 17 Aug – Slime City!

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Crochet Social (online)

Led by Sophie Woods

Do you like to crochet? Join us for a virtual drop in session - grab your hook, grab your yarn and lets get crocheting!

This is a social session where you will have opportunity to work on your own crochet projects and meet new people at the same time. Sophie will be on hand to answer your crochet questions and will also provide a couple of pattern ideas that you can try out, if you'd like to try something new.

Experience of crochet is required, and you will need to supply your own crocheting materials/project to work on.

Wed 8 Jul and 5 Aug
6pm - 7pm
£2 per person
Booking cut off time: 4pm on the day of each event

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Kayleigh's Crafts - One Man Band! Musical Instruments (online)

Led by Kayleigh Galvin

Join Kayleigh online for weekly creative crafts throughout the summer holiday!

You can find your materials list through the link below, including some optional extra’s to take your craft to the next level!

Suitable for ages 4+ years

Monday 10 August
10.30am - 11.15am
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Upcoming crafts include:

  • Mon 27 Jul – Make Your Own Fantasy Castle
  • Mon 3 Aug – Out of this World Lava Lamp
  • Mon 17 Aug – Slime City!

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Joanna MacGregor - piano (livestream)

A live streamed event from Norden Farm.

Rameau Le Rappel des Oiseaux
Couperin Les Fauvettes Plaintives
Ravel Oiseaux Tristes
Rameau La Poule
Bach French Suite no.5
Nina Simone Little Girl Blue, Good Bait
Three Brazilian Songs Canto Triste, Insensatez, Canto de Ossanha
Satie Gnossiennes Nos. 1, 3 and 5
Piazzolla Five Tangos


It is always a pleasure to welcome back Joanna MacGregor, a long-term supporter of Norden Farm, who was recently appointed CBE for her wide-ranging services to music. Her brilliantly devised programme takes us through a kaleidoscope of French pieces, dance music by Bach at his most radiant and a colourful array of Latin American music.

Joanna will introduce the programme from the Courtyard stage. Sit back and enjoy!

Live streamed via the Norden Farm website
£15 per household
Booking cut off time: Tuesday 11 August 5pm

Running time approximately 45 minutes, 10 minute interval, 45 minutes

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Art Themen - sax (livestream)

An evening of jazz, live from the Courtyard stage and programmed by the late Pat Kelly.

A live streamed event from Norden Farm. A musician whose style and humour creates great jazz. Art is supported by a rhythm section acclaimed at every gig: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? Art fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for over 20 years and is winner of a British Jazz Award for tenor sax

Live streamed via the Norden Farm website
£15 per household
Booking cut off time: Friday 14 August 5pm

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Big Dog, Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga (online)

Led by Carly Brown

A class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Learn yoga postures, a gentle bedtime yoga sequence, meditations based on popular fairy tales and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience needed.

You will need one yoga mat (per pair) and one blanket each.

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

Sunday 12 Jul and 16 Aug
10am – 10.45am
£12 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)
Booking cut off time: 4pm on the Friday before each class

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Dance Week: Dancing from my Sofa (online)

Led by Charlie Dixon

Dance week is an energetic creative dance course over 5 days, led by Charlie Dixon a local dance teacher and choreographer.

This jam-packed week will give young people the opportunity to take part in contemporary dance technique class, choreography workshops and participate in designing and crafting a brand new dance film - Dancing from my Sofa

Dancing from My Sofa is inspired by our current situation and how we’ve all learnt to adapt over the last few months. So, come a get creative with our epic new dance on film project based around your very own sofa/settee/couch/armchair or chaise lounge!

This course is open level course for dancers with mixed abilities, and great opportunity to build on existing skills in a friendly creative atmosphere from the comfort of your own home.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Mon 17 - 21 Aug
10am - 1pm
£80 (£75 Advantage Card holders)
Booking cut off time: Fri 14 Aug 5pm


Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.


The schedule includes:

  • Daily Contemporary Dance technique workshop sessions
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Travel sequences and phrases
  • Creative tasks including solo, duets and group tasks
  • Choreography and rehearsal sessions
  • Creation of Dancing from My Sofa short film

We want everyone to be safe while practising dance at home so please ensure that all children are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear and that you have suitable space to move in and have cleared the space of any potential hazards.

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Kayleigh's Crafts - Slime City! (online)

Led by Kayleigh Galvin

Join Kayleigh online for weekly creative crafts throughout the summer holiday!

You can find your materials list through the link below, including some optional extra’s to take your craft to the next level!

Suitable for ages 4+ years

Monday 17 August
10.30am - 11.15am
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Upcoming crafts include:

  • Mon 27 Jul – Make Your Own Fantasy Castle
  • Mon 3 Aug – Out of this World Lava Lamp
  • Mon 10 Aug – One Man Band! Musical Instruments

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Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

In 2017, Mark Watson - a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem - was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.

It really wasn’t for him at all because his favourite things include safety, comfort, food and not being scared and miserable. But the experience changed the shambolic comedian for the better, and now he's written a sort of motivational talk about what it taught him. But still with jokes.

WHY? 'Quite unlike anything else I’ve seen in almost 20 years of covering the Fringe... witty, warm, perfectly judged' ★★★★★ Telegraph

'This is a stand-up operating at the very top of his game' ★★★★ Independent

'He always displays an innate understanding of what the audience wants... creating a bespoke experience for every gig, an added flourish to a strong hour of stand-up' ★★★★ Chortle

'A quick-fire hour of fun' ★★★★ Metro

Age guidance 14+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£15

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

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Siobhan Miller

One of Scotland’s foremost folk singers, Siobhan Miller is an exceptional talent.

She is renowned for her unique vocal style paired with evocative song-writing, and a fusion of indie and alternative music with her strong folk roots. She is backed by three musicians on guitar, bass and fiddle.

WHY? Alongside a 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, she is the only ever three-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards

Studio
£16.50

Siobhan Miller's Website

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100% Simon Brodkin

After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain’s Got Talent, the award-winning comedian unleashes his funniest creation yet… himself!

Fresh from a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Simon takes his debut stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin on a nationwide tour.

WHY? Listed as one of The Guardian’s Top Shows At The Fringe and The Evening Standard’s Best Comedy Shows at The Fringe

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

'A sublime piece of comedy' The List

'Sky-high gag rate' Metro

'Hilarious' The Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@simonbrodkin
@nordenfarm

Simon Brodkin's Website

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Dom Joly

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV.

And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live.

Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger.

Why? The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@domjoly
@nordenfarm

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Rosemary Clooney: A Life in Song

Natasha Seale fronts an all-star band to celebrate the life and music of the iconic vocalist Rosemary Clooney.

She presents her heartfelt tribute through a blend of narrative and a repertoire drawn from the delights of the 1950’s popular song book. Expect sensational swing, Latin grooves and familiar favourites steeped in the jazz tradition.

Natasha’s infectious energy and superb vocal performance take audiences on a journey through Rosemary’s rich and diverse career spanning 50 years. With classic favourites such as Come on-a My House to the Concord years featuring songs by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. She weaves charming anecdotes around the glitterati and close company Clooney kept with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, The Gershwins, Billie Holiday and Judy Garland.

WHY? ‘Natasha brings her own blend of pizzazz and musicality, breathing new life into these wonderful songs. Not to be missed’ Claire Martin OBE

‘A delight to listen to’ Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

Natasha Seale's website

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Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing near you!

Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props & set and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers. Travel on an adventure everyone can enjoy made entirely from your suggestions. Allons-y!

'Laughter so hard the seating shook' ★★★★★ One4Review

'A must see' ★★★★★ Scottish Field

'The Doctor would approve' ★★★★ BroadwayBaby

'A talented cast, sharp improv skills and a slick live soundscape' Recommended by the British Comedy Guide

'A splendid, inventive contagiously funny show [...] I’ll go again!' Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers)

Courtyard Theatre
£13 (£11 conc)

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Matt Richardson: Imposter

Following an acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Festival, the multi award-winning comedian takes to the road with a brand-new nationwide tour.

Fresh from appearances on ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, Celebrity Juice, Love Island: Aftersun and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, join the Red Bull Soapbox host for a trademark hour of ‘high wattage stand up’ (The Guardian).

‘High wattage charisma from a talented young comic whose star is on the rise’ The Guardian

‘Hilarious and Charming’ The Mirror

‘Sharp, Funny and Warm’ Heat Magazine

‘Hilarious… Richardson delivers the kind of crude which has you giggling into the palm of your hand… one of the top comedians at the fringe’ ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

Studio
£16

Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Blue Book Artist Management.

@MattRichardson3
@nordenfarm

@Matt Richardson's Website

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ELO Again

The Ultimate Tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

The Ultimate Tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

ELO Again are back with their stunning Re-Discovery Tour celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

Now in their 8th year ELO Again really give you a dramatic taste of what a legendary ELO concert would have been like back in their heyday. The whole experience is professionally re-enacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects. Expect the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals.

WHY? With all the big hits – Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, Shine a Little Love, Confusion, Last Train to London, Roll Over Beethoven and more

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Marlon Solomon - Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale

Marlon's a Jew. This didn't bother him much until he discovered that some people he knew didn't believe the Holocaust happened.

From 9/11 to shape-shifting lizards and Holocaust denial, this is a darkly comic tale of one man's journey through the conspiracy underworld.

WHY? ‘Shrewd, funny and important’ The Guardian

Age guidance 13+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@supergutman
@nordenfarm

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Harry Baker - I am 10,000

Mathematician-turned-world-slam-champion Harry Baker turns 10,000 days old, celebrating numbers, words and life itself.

Harry's love of language and logic has got him through literal marathons, seen him rap battle in front of Ice Cube, and now has him analysing the technical accuracy of So Solid Crew's 21 seconds. He's got 99 problems but maths ain't one.

WHY? 'Ferociously intelligent' ★★★★ Scotsman

Studio
£12

@harrybakerpoet
@nordenfarm

Harry Baker's Website

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Magical Bones: Black Magic

Following a totally sold out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the star of international stage hit Impossible takes to the road with his much-anticipated debut solo UK tour.

Direct from appearances on BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks, and his acclaimed London residency, join one of the most explosive names in street magic today as he effortlessly combines intricate sleight of hand with jaw dropping break-dance moves in one of the most awe-inspiring shows you’ll see this year.

WHY? ‘What is happening on stage really is magic’ The Telegraph

‘Magical Bones performance is stunning’ Evening Standard

'Magical Bones boggled our minds' Official London Theatre

Studio
£15

Presented by Broken Robot Productions.

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Jen Brister - Under Privilege

Jen has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes).

So what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of 'privilege'. Who has it? Who doesn't? And why does no one like to admit they have any?

WHY? ★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ Skinny | ★★★★ List

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

@JenBrister
@nordenfarm

Jen Brister's Website

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Jarlath Regan - Notions 11

Since bursting onto the scene in 2013 Jarlath has won unanimous rave reviews for his stand up and online content.

His new show is no different. Expect an expertly crafted hour of interlocking stand up and stories about the world we live in.

WHY? ‘Downright hilarious... his own brand of comedy genius’ The Irish Times

'Skilfully seeded stand-up that confirms Regan’s abilities to move with belly laughs and tears in a single routine' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in a whole hour' Metro

'Regan is an expert storyteller and this is a beautifully constructed show that I could have happily listened to for twice its length' The Arts Desk

Age guidance 14+ years.

Studio
£12


@Jarlath
@nordenfarm

Jarlath's website

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Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

He combines comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised.

WHY? From fog-filled, helium-propelled rocket bubbles, to tornado bubbles, the Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages

Suitable for all ages.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

@bubguy
@nordenfarm

Amazing Bubbleman Website

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Only Fools And Boycie

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

WHY? Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay

Courtyard Theatre
£19

@BeingBoycie
@nordenfarm

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Halloween Barn Dance

A spooky Halloween Barn Dance featuring live music from Norden Farm favourites Cut a Shine.

Dance your socks off in wigs, hats and costumes while raising the rafters of the 18th century Long Barn.

Zombies, Ghosts and Witches all welcome …

Long Barn
£15

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John Lennon Tribute UK

Visualise a young Lennon and you have Gaz Keenan. Add a highly professional backing band and from the start you know this is a live music experience you won't forget.

The Lennon Retrospective is a two hour show that promises to take you on a journey through John Lennon’s popular back catalogue, serving up classic solos and Lennon penned early Beatles classics.

Fronted by Gaz Keenan, the band of professional musicians have played theatres countywide with the show, designed to offer an authentic Lennon experience.

A look alike and sound alike, Gaz featured in the ITV show The Big Audition which he went on to win. His ability to recreate John's soulful vocals alongside passionate guitar and piano work, is clear to see on stage. The show is stitched together with costume changes, uncanny mannerisms and caustic wit.

WHY? 'No-one can top Gaz who looks like Lennon in his early years' The Daily Express

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Myra Dubois - Dead Funny

Myra is dead; long live Myra!

Realising she stands to miss out on the most attention she'll ever receive, the 'acid-tongued and funny to the bone' (Time Out) Myra brings forward her funeral to make sure people get it right!

An irreverently sardonic and 'incredibly quick-witted' ★★★★ (The Scotsman) side-eye at death, dying and the theatrics of grief, direct from sell out runs at Edinburgh Fringe and Sydney Opera House. Get ready to R.I.Pee your pants!

WHY? As seen on The John Bishop Show (BBC1), Big Brother's Bit on the Side (Channel 5), and soon to appear in the feature film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

★★★★★ Celebrity Radio | ★★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ The Scotsman | ★★★★ Fest | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine | ★★★★ The Skinny | ★★★★ Culture Review | ★★★★ West End Wilma

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

Members of Magnum’s classic era line-ups reunite to perform classic Magnum songs from the celebrated 1978-94 period.

One of the UK’s finest exponents of melodic rock music. Magnum achieved high album and singles chart positions in both the UK and Europe, gaining a reputation as one of the UK most captivating bands, both musically and visually.

Highlights of the band’s career include regular sold-out tours and appearances at major festivals.

The line up includes:

Mark Stanway (keyboards) (Magnum 1980-2016, Grand Slam)
Micky Barker (drums) (Magnum 1985-95)
Richard Bailey (keyboards, flute) (Magnum 1975-80, Whitesnake)
Mo Birch (vocals, percussion) (Magnum, Go West, UB40)

For their 2020/21 tour dates Kingdom of Madness are joined by acclaimed vocalist Tony Martin, best known for his decade as lead vocalist of Black Sabbath.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth & I

The host of Channel 4’s Whose Line Is It Anyway, BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Clive Anderson Talks Back takes to the road.

His much anticipated first ever solo tour, in a one-man show is guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.

WHY? ‘An assured and entertaining show’ ★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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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
£19 (£17 conc)

@WeAreLioness
@nordenfarm

The Amy Winehouse Experience Website

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Echoes by Mi Flamenco

Mi Flamenco's evocative new production, Echoes, combines engaging imagery, emotive flamenco dance and soul-stirring music and voice.

Original music by Uri Tal (virtuoso guitar) combines with the haunting sound of Sean O’Connell’s flute and the raw vocal power of singer Luis Vargas Monge.

Add the dance passion and sophisticated strength from Ester Tal and Tomas Arroquero and you have all the necessary ingredients to lose yourself in an immersive experience of flamenco sights and sounds.

WHY? 'Stunning flamenco dancing backed up by hugely talented guitar players and singers'
Helen Potter, Docklands Review


Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£15 conc)

@EsterMiFlamenco
@nordenfarm

Mi Flamenco's Website

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Oldilocks and the 3 Bears

The first of three shows heading to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

Oldilocks finds a teddy bear in the park and remembers a delicious bowl of porridge she tasted years ago in the woods. Something else happened but she can’t quite remember what…

Join Oldilocks as she sets off for another adventure followed by a scruffy old pigeon. Will she find the bears' house?

A wonderfully funny and warmhearted celebration of the classic story starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar…

Expect to be spellbound by lovingly crafted puppets, music and some steaming bowls of porridge!

The latest show from Garlick Theatre, who have perviously brought Eggs on Legs, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Three Little Pig Tails to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

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Geoff Norcott - Taking Liberties

Geoff Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is hitting the road again.

Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt without being a dick. Mostly. As seen on The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week.

Geoff has also appeared frequently on Question Time and can be regularly seen putting the cat amongst the pigeons on UK political debate shows. You may have also heard him on his own Radio 4 comedy special or popping up on The Now Show.

He’s written for shows ranging from Have I Got News For You and C4’s Alternative Election to Judge Romesh, Roast Battle and JFL’s Katherine Ryan Stand up show.

Geoff won an operational medal for his five tours performing to British troops in Afghanistan.

WHY? ‘He’s a class act with a mature, sharp take on modern politics’ Sunday Times

‘A Right laugh’ Guardian

‘Happily, he is very funny’ Telegraph

'Gently abrasive, but that's what makes him so entertaining' The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

Geoff Norcott's Website

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Gold

Martin Turner and his band return to the Courtyard Theatre to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash. The band will perform another classic album in its entirety – 1971's Pilgrimage.

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton, in 1969.

Five decades later, the music of the classic line-ups of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up, which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic and drummer Tim Brown.

The Spring 2020 Wishbone Gold tour will see Martin and his band performing 1971’s iconic Pilgrimage album – as well as other favourites from the classic era of Wishbone Ash, including Argus highlights.

WHY? The Wishbone Gold tour will mark the very first time Pilgrimage has been performed in its entirety on stage and this tour is an event that no Wishbone Ash aficionado will want to miss

Courtyard Theatre
£19

@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's Website

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The Magic Porridge Pot and Other Tasty Tales

The second of three shows heading to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

"You can’t catch me, You’re much too slow!
I like to run wherever I go"

Can YOU catch that slippery little biscuit, the Gingerbread Man? You’ll need a big bowl of porridge first to keep your energy up. Don’t worry if you haven’t had yours this morning, Granny Grinpickle’s Magic Porridge Pot has made enough for everyone!

These two tasty tales which you know so well are served with unexpected spices and quirky flavours, along with Widdershins’ trademark ingredients of puppets, pop-up sets and original music. Perfect fare for fussy foodies and discerning diners. Bon Appetit!

From Theatre of Widdershins, the company who have previously brought Rumpelstiltskin & The Snail of Destiny, Rapunzel & the Tower of Doom and The Elves & The Shoemaker to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

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Bye Bye Baby

Bye Bye Baby are a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon Jersey Boys and the timeless, iconic music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Incredible four part harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show that will make it a night remember!

WHY? Includes 31 of Valli’s greatest hits including Sherry, December ’63 (Oh What A Night), Grease, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin’, Working My Way Back To You and many more!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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The Sound of Springsteen

The eight piece band take to the stage for the second year of touring in 2020.

With a passion for the work of 'The Boss', this tribute to Bruce Springsteen brings their years of live performances and recording to rock you with the legend's greatest hits and deep cuts.

WHY? With songs like, Born In The USA, Glory Days, Streets of Philadelphia and many more, this is a night of passion for Springsteen!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Robin Morgan - What a Man, What a Man...

Following a sell-out 2019 Edinburgh run, the ‘utterly hilarious’ (Broadway Baby) stand-up embarks on his second UK tour with his new show - What A Man, What A Man, What A Man, What A Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now).

Robin’s a father to his son and a son to his father. But what makes a good male role model?

As seen on Sky One, BBC Three, Comedy Central and BBC One’s Stand Up At BBC Wales.

Robin is a writer for BBC 2's The Mash Report and Radio 4's the News Quiz. He has been tour support for Ellie Taylor and Iain Stirling and warm-up for the Graham Norton Show.

WHY? ‘Well-written, hard-working stand up from a massively likeable performer who must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame’ Chortle

★★★★ Sunday Times | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals | ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£12

robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

Robin Morgan's Website

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The Total 60s and 70s Show

Experience the two greatest decades in rock.

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. Get down to the true spirit of the 60s and 70s, when the world was changing and so were we!
The band features top musicians who have worked with members of The Who, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and The Small Faces:

Johnny Warman (vocals)
Marcus Flynn (guitar - from The Guitar Legends)
Steve Tilling (bass and vocals)
Richard Willoughby (drums)

WHY? ‘Well worth checking these guys out. Not to be missed’ The Who

‘The greatest sixties band on the planet’ Time Out

‘Songs to delight the diehard fans and casual observers… played stunningly’ The Herald

‘If you want to see an electric performance by a band that loves music and loves what they do, go and see the Johnny Warman's Magic Bus’ Ridge Radio

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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Nick Helm - Pheonix from the Flames

Resurrected from the ashes, the two time Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and International Treasure in Waiting shakes his ass, sings songs and rights wrongs. You don’t deserve this...

WHY? 'The man is brutal, but by AC/DC he's talented with it' ★★★★★ The Latest

‘A true comedy daredevil’ ★★★★ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£14

Suitable for ages 16+ years

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

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The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Quiz

Returning with a brand new show. The hilarious, award-winning drinks experts host history’s greatest ever pub quiz packed with loads of funny, fascinating facts and five free discerning drinks for every audience member.

You’ll learn a lot and you’ll laugh a lot as answers to life’s most important and unusual questions appear at the bottom of your glass.

'Terrific show. The best value for money in town' ★★★★ Scotsman

‘An erudite, liquor-loving duo’ Metro

‘Pioneers of alcohol-based comedy’ Sunday Times

‘An intoxicating success… as interesting as it is hilarious’ ★★★★ Sunday Express

‘Great fun, informative, and at times completely mental’ Edinburgh Evening News

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Stephen K Amos: Before and Laughter

In 2010 the world was in a sorry state. Fast forward ten years and everything’s still going downhill.

Stephen has had his own share of highs and lows too. And when the world gives him lemons, he adds gin, tonic, ice and a healthy dose of humour. Forget the divisions and discord and immerse yourself in an hour of bridge building laughter to welcome the new decade.

As seen on BBC2's QI and Pilgrimage, ABC TV's The Project and BBC1's Live at the Apollo.

WHY? ‘Truly top class comedian’ EdFest

'Unashamed feel-good entertainment' The Evening Standard

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | £16 conc

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The Total Who Show

Get ready for two hours of hits and classics by The Who - including Won't Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You, Substitute, Can't Explain, The Seeker and I Can See For Miles.

Performed by Johnny Warman's Magic Bus. The band features a line up of top musicians who have performed with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle from the band itself.

They have worked also worked with the likes of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and The Small Faces.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

The Total Who Show Website

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Kris Drever

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter.

He has won multiple awards including an incredible seven BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine.

His recent single Scapa Flow 1919 was nominated for Best Original Track by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards whilst his (John Parish produced) album with Lau Midnight and Closedown was released in 2019 by Reveal Records to wild acclaim including being chosen in The Best Albums of The Year feature by The Guardian.

Drever’s voice and guitar form a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, a phenomenal and prolific artist. Kris has collaborated with Cream’s Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita and many more. One of Scotland’s finest and most in demand musicians.

'The folk revival has a new standard bearer' Q

'Folk Singer of The Year & Best Original Track Award Winner' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017

'Completely infectious' ★★★★★ BBC Music

'Utterly stunning' fRoots

'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order...a breath of fresh air' Songlines

'Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Kris Drever is a serious talent' Mojo

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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 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 appeared 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

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Danni Nicholls

Danni’s passionate delivery, guitar play, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter offer spell binding performances.

Having received consecutive AMA-UK award nominations (2017 UK Album of the Year for Mockingbird Lane, 2018 UK Artist of the Year), touring with legends Shakin' Stevens, Lucinda Williams, also The Secret Sisters, singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible ride.

Her third studio album The Melted Morning was released 2019.

WHY? 'An incredibly well-crafted album' ★★★★★ Maverick Magazine

'A polished dark gem' Americana-UK

'I absolutely love the elegance and beauty of her music' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Studio
£12.50

@DanniNicholls
@nordenfarm

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