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Autumn in the Garden: Soft Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

This soft pastel course explores autumn colour in back gardens, allotments and more formal gardens. Using broken colour, layering and other techniques you will depict autumn foliage and garden structures.

Tues 12 Sept – 24 Oct (exc 10 Oct)
£99 per 6 week course or £18 per class
10am – 1pm
Suitable for 18+ years

SOLD OUT
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Hairy Maclary & Friends

Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy...

Based on the books by Lynley Dodd and featuring many of the characters including Hercules Morse, as big as a Horse; Bottomley Potts, covered in spots; Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum; and Scarface Claw – the toughest tomcat in town. With music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for the whole family.

Age guidance 2+ years.

WHY? ‘Hairy Maclary was fab, my nearly 3 year old practically levitated in excitement’ Mumsnet

Courtyard Theatre | Run time 60 mins

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

@Nroomproduction
@nordenfarm

Nonsense Room Productions website

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!

Please see below for full listings.

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

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Windsor Festival Exhibition

Winning pieces from the Windsor Festival’s 2017 creative competition for secondary school students.

Featuring a wide variety of creative work, including paintings, photography, textiles and sculpture.

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Victoria and Abdul (PG)

Dir: Stephen Frears 2017 | Run time tbc

The true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) remarkable rule. Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. The two forge a devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle attempt to destroy.

WHY? The latest film from Stephen Frears - director of The Queen, Philomena and Florence Foster Jenkins

£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.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tuesday 31 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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Family Concertini: Spooky Music with the Willshire Piano Duo

Relaxed live music concerts for all ages. Back by popular demand the Willshire Piano duo perform a wonderful transcription of the famed orchestral piece Scheherazade for one piano four hands.

Inspired by the Arabian Nights folk tale, Scheherazade tells the story of a young bride who, in efforts of sparing her own life, entertains a vengeful king with 1001 nights of storytelling. The programme will also include Danse Macabre by Camille Saint Saens.

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

Studio | Run time 50 mins

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

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Captain Underpants (U)

Dir: David Soren 2017 | 89 mins

Based on the bestselling book series. George and Harold are overly imaginative pranksters. The pair hypnotize their formidable school principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic and clueless superhero named Captain Underpants.

WHY? ‘A delightful surprise. It’s a celebration of friendship, of the boundless creativity of children’s minds’ ★★★★ The Guardian

School Holiday Family Screenings
£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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The Jungle Bunch (cert tbc)

Dir: David Alaux, Eric Tosti 2017 | Run time tbc

Maurice may look like a penguin - but he's a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he's the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle. But Igor, the koala has other plans.

WHY? Join Maurice and The Jungle Bunch on an action packed animated adventure

School Holiday Family Screenings
£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Bookstory

This is the story of some books. Some books who live in a library. But this is no ordinary library. This library belongs to Brian. It’s a wonderful, magical place where the books like to flutter their pages and let their shelves go…

The latest show from Monstro Theatre, pioneers of the Puppet Musical. This tour is presented by house.

Age guidance 5+ years.

WHY? This is a show that brings books to life for all children and their grown-ups

Studio | Run time 60 mins

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

@monstrotheatre
@nordenfarm

Monstro Theatre's website

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Ascot Brass

Maidenhead Music Society is proud to present a distinguished brass band to showcase its distinct repertoire.

Ascot Brass formed in 2001 with the full range of brass instruments. The band will perform a varied programme of traditional and contemporary works for brass band to include music from the classics, films and shows.

WHY? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear an important part of Britain’s musical heritage!

Courtyard Theatre
£15, £10 MMS members (£5 under 18s, free with an adult)

@MaidenheadMusSo
@nordenfarm

Maidenhead Music Society website
Ascot Brass website

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The Dovetail Trio

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage.

This collaboration combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn.

The Dovetail Trio’s debut album Wing of Evening was released in September 2015 on RootBeat Records. The album has been well received with 4 star reviews from the Telegraph, R2 and Songlines and national radio play on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. The album features a number of unusual versions of traditional English songs alongside an American folk story, a traditional Scottish whaling song and even a French/Canadian tune set. Tight vocal harmonies and skilled musicianship make this an exciting debut album.

WHY? 'A combination of richly rounded accented vocals, skin-tight harmonies and sparse yet polished instrumentation' FolkWords

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@TheDovetailTrio
@nordenfarm

The Dovetail Trio Wesbite

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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!

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

Mon 23 Oct - Bat and Candle Decoration
Tues 24 Oct - Monster Cup and Ghost
Wed 25 Oct - Spiders Web and Skeleton
Thur 26 Oct - Mummy and Cat
Fri 27 Oct - Pumpkin Decoration and Gravestone
Sat 28 Oct - Halloween Masks

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Wind in the Willows

Join Mole and Ratty on their adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr Toad.

From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved river bank to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood. A beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much loved classic. With handmade puppets, props and costume, and a charming original score.

Age guidance 6+ years.

WHY? ‘They are wonderful’ The Times

Courtyard Theatre | Run time 60 mins

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

@boxtalesoup
@nordenfarm

Box Tale Soup website

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Fit Steps

Led by Julie Antonsen

An energetic, upbeat dance workout mixing the graceful steps of Ballroom and the up-tempo steps of Latin dances. Transform your body and have fun dancing to music that will get your heart pumping!

Autumn
Sat 9 Sept - 2 Dec (exc 16 and 30 Sept)
10.15am – 11am
£5 per class
Suitable for 18+ years

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Montgomery Holloway Music Trust 21st Anniversary Concert

The Montgomery Holloway Music Trust is celebrating its 21st Anniversary with a special concert.

The evening will include a tribute to fellow co-founder of the Trust the late great Marion Montgomery. Laurie and his Trio will be joined on stage by his newly formed Laurie Holloway Chamber Orchestra, invited past students and several stars have indicated interest.

WHY? Book early to avoid disappointment!

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@mhmtuk
@nordenfarm

Montgomery Holloway Music Trust website

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Love Is The Sweetest Thing - Celebrating Al Bowlly

Al Bowlly is celebrated as one of the greatest popular singers of all time.

Singer and pianist Michael Law tells his remarkable life story. A show packed with anecdotes and fascinating secrets. Expect all of Al’s hits including The Very Thought of You, Love is the Sweetest Thing, You're Driving Me Crazy, Who am I?, Midnight, The Stars and You and Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

WHY? From the ever popular Michael Law, leader of the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra

Studio
£14

@PiccadillyDance
@nordenfarm

Michael Law's website

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ROH Live: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

An encore screening featuring a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognisable characters - from the highly strung Queen of Hearts to a playing card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter.

WHY? The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment

£15

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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!

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.

'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Line Dancing Beginners - Autumn

Led by Julie Antonsen

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

No partner necessary.

Autumn
Sun 10 Sept – 29 Oct (exc 17 Sept, 22 Oct)
Sun 5 Nov – 10 Dec
6.15pm – 7.15pm
£7 per class or £42 per 6 week course
Suitable for 18+ years

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Little Wrigglers

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

Mondays (exc 16, 23 Oct and 13 Nov)
Fridays (exc 20, 27 Oct)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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 & Meditation

Led by Julie Potter

Enjoy a short yoga and relaxation session. 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 meditations to take us to a state of relaxed wellbeing. Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Mon 4 Sept - 9 Oct and 16 Oct – 27 Nov (exc 13 Nov)
11.30am – 12.45pm
£7 per class
Suitable for 18+ years

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Tutus - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun and 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.

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept, exc 10 and 24 Oct)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Tutus - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun and 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.

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept, exc 10 and 24 Oct)
3 - 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Body Control Pilates - Beginners

Led by Gillian Burn

Give yourself a moment to relax, unwind and stretch your body. Pilates helps to strengthen and tone muscles, improves posture, balance and flexibility, and helps you have a longer, leaner and stronger body.

Suitable for 18+ years

Autumn
Tues 12 Sept – 3 Oct, 31 Oct – 21 Nov and 28 Nov – 19 Dec
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£40 per 4 week course

'Body Control Pilates' is a Registered Trade Mark used on licence.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (PG)

Dir: Steven Spielberg 1977 | 137 mins

Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) encounters a UFO on a deserted road whilst investigating a power outage. He becomes increasingly obsessed following his experience. As Roy distances himself from his wife and children, he is drawn ever closer towards parallel investigations being conducted by scientists and the military.

WHY? Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic, a must see for fans of Netflix series Stranger Things

£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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Bollywood Dance

Led by Geeta Rai

An energetic modern Indian dance style. These classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for ages 6+ years.

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept)
4.30pm – 5.30pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Digi Den II

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. School Year 7 – 13.

Fridays (from Fri 19 Sept)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Urban vs Countryside

An exhibition on the theme of Urban vs Countryside.

Depicting a variety of scenes of animals and countryside views, juxtaposed against images of the urban landscape. Immerse yourself in the buzz of the city or escape to the tranquil countryside.

In association with Oberon Art.

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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

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Swing Crazy: 1930s-style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon (of RockinRhythm)

Learn to Lindy Hop with a couple who have danced, performed and taught together since meeting on the dance floor in 1996. Lindy Hop is the great partner swing dance from New York's Savoy Ballroom. From exuberant and light-hearted to laid back and smooth, Lindy Hop is an expressive dance that puts a smile on every face. Join us for some beginner classes and you will soon be dancing to some of the greatest music ever.

No previous experience needed - come ready to have bags of fun. Bring a partner or come alone - it's up to you.

Tues 5 Sept – 5 Dec (exc 24 Oct)
7.30pm – 8.40pm
£8 per class or any six Swing Crazy or Jive Cats dance classes for £36

Suitable for 18+ years

Offers applied in basket

You should wear comfortable clothes that leave you arms free and do not restrict movement. Layers are a good idea as you will be exercising indoors. Your shoes should be comfortable, flexible and secure. Smooth soles are highly recommended so that you can easily turn on the ball of the foot. Heavy shoes, raised soles or high heels are very much to be avoided.

Click here to visit the Swing Crazy Website

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Drama Classes for Adults

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

A handpicked selection of bespoke theatre workshops for keen amateur actors, students and semi-professionals. All sessions are practical in nature and encourage meeting new like-minded friends and potential colleagues.

Autumn
Tues 12 Sept – 28 Nov (exc 24 Oct, 7 Nov)
8.30pm – 10pm
£8 per class or £72 for 10 week course
Suitable for 18+ years


12 Sept - Mime and Mask
19 Sept - Improvisation
26 Sept - Focus and Concentration Games
03 Oct - Physical Theatre
10 Oct - Murder Mysteries
17 Oct - Accents (International)
31 Oct - Stage Make-up
14 Nov - Invisible Theatre
21 Nov - Anthropomorphic Performance
28 Nov - Comedy and Clowning

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Jive Cats: 1950s-style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon (of RockinRhythm)

Have you often wished that you could just get up a jive in a 1950s-style when you hear that classic music? Now you can! Join us for some beginner classes and you will be on the floor dancing authentic free-style jive to classic Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll.

No previous experience needed - come ready to have bags of fun. Bring a partner or come alone - it's up to you.

Tues 5 Sept – 5 Dec (exc 24 Oct)
8.45pm – 10.30pm
£8 per class or any six Swing Crazy or Jive Cats dance classes for £36
Offers applied in basket

All bookings include the practice session from 9.40pm to 10.15pm

Suitable for 18+ years

Offers applied in basket

You should wear comfortable clothes that leave you arms free and do not restrict movement. Layers are a good idea as you will be exercising indoors. Your shoes should be comfortable, flexible and secure. Smooth soles are highly recommended so that you can easily turn on the ball of the foot. Heavy shoes, raised soles or high heels are very much to be avoided.

For more information about this class visit the Jive Cats Website

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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.

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Wednesdays (exc 25 Oct)
10am – 11am
£5 | £4 siblings

Please book one (or more) free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a baby under 6 months.

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Borg vs McEnroe (15)

Dir: Janus Metz 2017 | 100 mins

Summer, 1980. Björn Borg is the top tennis player in the world. There is only one obstacle in his pursuit of a record-breaking fifth Wimbledon championship: the talented young American, John McEnroe. McEnroe's explosive confidence begins to infiltrate Borg's normally unshakable temperament. An exhilarating battle of personalities ensues that will set the world of tennis alight.

WHY? ‘A superior sports biopic’ ★★★★ Total Film

‘Whether or not you know the outcome, this is a cracking watch’ ★★★★ The Observer

Click here to read the review in full.

£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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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!

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.

'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£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!

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.

'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£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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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.

'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

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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 6 Sept - Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Wed 4 Oct - The Muse by Jessie Burton
Wed 1 Nov - From the Man Booker Prize shortlist
Wed 6 Dec - Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar
Suitable for 18+ years

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Joan

Presented by Milk, in association with Derby Theatre.

Written by Lucy J Skillbeck.

What happens when a disguise soon becomes something a lot more real and you have to fight for who you really are? An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, Joan is a refreshing look at Joan of Arc – history’s greatest underdog.

The latest daring fusion of lyrical new writing and anarchic cabaret from the multi-award winning Milk Presents and performed by drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson, Joan takes the stage as a gutsy gender warrior, dragging up as the men she’s defies.

A fearless solo show, with uproarious songs, exploring what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone.

WHY? ‘Defiantly delightful’ ★★★★ The Stage

Studio
£14 (£10 conc)

@milkpresents
@nordenfarm

Milk website

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Kathryn Tickell, David Almond & Amy Thatcher – Tales & Tunes

Kathryn is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, educator, performer and successful recording artist.

In 2015 she was awarded the OBE for services to folk music. Kathryn combines with storyteller David Almond and accordionist and clog dancer Amy Thatcher to bring a memorable evening of irrepressible music, stories and songs.

WHY? ‘I can’t remember feeling so exhilarated by such a match of music and landscape’ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£19.50

@kathryntickell
@nordenfarm

Kathryn Tickell's website

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Zumba

Led by Annet Bowler

Party yourself into shape with the Zumba® programme.

An exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latin inspired, calorie burning dance fitness party™. Dance to various Latin rhythms including salsa, reggeaton, merengue, cumbia, bellydance and more.

Autumn
Thur 14 Sept – Thur 14 Dec (exc Thur 26 Oct) | 10am – 11am
Sun 17 Sept – Sun 17 Dec (exc 22 Oct and 19 Nov) | 11am – 12pm
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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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!

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.

'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

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!

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.

'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Oye Santana

The power… the passion… the perfection

What makes Oye Santana so good? Awesome guitar from Milan ‘Carlos’ Webb, as passionate and exciting as Santana himself. With the band’s infectious good-time feel every track is a fiesta, every performance is a show.

WHY? Expect four decades’ worth of hits from Black Magic Woman and Oye Como Va via Carnaval, Dance Sister Dance and She’s Not There to Smooth, Maria Maria and Corazón Espinado

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@OyeSantanaBand
@nordenfarm

Oye Santana 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.

£28 materials fee (approx.) to tutor (for first 5 weeks).

Autumn
Fri 15 Sept – 13 Oct and Fri 20 Oct – 24 Nov (exc 27 Oct)
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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Collage, Paint & Print

Led by Karen Carter

We will look at a number of ways to incorporate collage, simple printing and stencilling into an acrylic painting. We will create an interesting background to work on combined with drawn and painted elements, to make a multi-layered piece of work.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches/still life props as starting points
  • Drawing pencils, rubber, scissors,
  • Variety of brushes (soft/bristle)
  • Acrylic paints (please include primaries in your selection)
  • Heavy watercolour paper
  • 2 water jars, mixing palette, kitchen roll

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 3 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials fee
Suitable for 18+ years

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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 first 5 weeks £28 (approx)

Autumn
Fri 15 Sept – 13 Oct and Fri 20 Oct – 24 Nov (exc 27 Oct)
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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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. School Year 7 – 13.

Tuesdays (from Tues 15 Sept)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Friday Night Flamenco

Led by Leticia Abella Iglesias

Start the weekend with the rhythm and passion of Flamenco! Step into the atmosphere of Andalusia – its movements and music. Start by learning the basic steps and progress through the courses, in a relaxed and fun environment!

Autumn
Fri 15 Sept – 20 Oct (exc 13 Oct) and Fri 3 Nov – 8 Dec
7.45pm – 8.45pm (7.45pm - 9.15pm on Fri 15 and 22 Sept)
£42 per 6 week course
Suitable for 18+ years

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Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

Sofie Hagen is unquestionably one of the most talked about comics of the moment.

A modern legend in her native Denmark, she burst onto the British scene by winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival 2015; her 2016 follow-up, Shimmer Shatter, was a second total sell out.

She’s spoken to millions as former host of Guilty Feminist and current host of Made of Human podcasts, and appeared on The One Show, The Now Show and Live From The BBC.

This, her biggest national tour to date, is a brand new show packed with brilliant, offbeat observation, passionate argument, and jokes. Also: one parable.

Age guidance: 14+ years

WHY? ‘Consistently funny, personal, and a slyly powerful show’ Chortle

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@SofieHagen
@nordenfarm

Sofie Hagen's website

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Sherlock Holmes and The Crimson Cobbles

Holmes and Watson are called upon to investigate the Whitechapel murders that are sending shockwaves through London. But when the evidence points to only one possible and inconceivable conclusion about the identity of Jack the Ripper, is our super sleuth prepared to believe the unbelievable?

Suitable for ages 12+ years.

WHY? This witty, laugh-a-minute pastiche of Conan Doyle’s investigative pair is a fast paced, physical and raucous night out

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@ChippyOnTour
@nordenfarm

Chipping Norton Theatre website

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Align & 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.

Autumn
Sat 9 Sept (drop in) - Sat 9 Dec (exc 28 Oct)
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term (from 16 Sept)
Suitable for 18+ years

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

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Oil Pastel: Colour Discord & Harmony

Led by Jo Hall

Red against green or yellow against purple gives a wild effect. We will create a ‘Fauve’ painting harnessing discordant colours, inspired by the landscapes and portraits of Derain and Matisse.

Saturday 4 November
10am – 3pm
£38

Suitable for 18+ years

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Mindfulness for Children

Led by Lynne Wilkes

Helping to improve concentration and learning. The course teaches skills for coping with stress and anxiety. It helps children to feel happier and more fulfilled as they make their way in life.

Bring a cushion and blanket.

Age guidance 5+ years.

Saturdays
23 Sept - 25 Nov (exc 21 and 28 Oct)
11.45am – 12.45pm
£10 per session or £36 for 4 sessions

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  •   4 Nov SOLD OUT
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Phil Wang

Phil is a 27-year old stand-up comedian on his first tour of the UK.

He has appeared on Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and Would I Lie To You? He is very excited to be performing here, in [INSERT TOWN NAME] - a place he often calls his second home.

WHY? ‘Certain belly laughs’ ★★★★ Sunday Times

Studio
£12

@PhilNWang
@nordenfarm

Phil Wang's website

  •   4 Nov SOLD OUT
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Line Dancing Improvers - Autumn

Led by Julie Antonsen

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

No partner necessary.

Autumn
Sun 10 Sept – 29 Oct (exc 17 Sept, 22 Oct)
Sun 5 Nov – 10 Dec
7.30pm – 8.30pm
£7 per class or £42 per 6 week course
Suitable for 18+ years

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Home Again (12A)

Dir: Hallie Meyers-Shyer 2017 | 97 min

Recently separated from her husband, Alice (Reese Witherspoon) decides to start over by moving back to LA with her two young daughters. She meets three young, charismatic filmmakers who she decides to take in while they try their hand in Hollywood. An unconventional family dynamic emerges, leading them all on an unexpected journey of discovery.

WHY? A romantic comedy from producer Nancy Meyers (It’s Complicated, What Women Want, The Holiday)

‘Reese Witherspoon and Michael Sheen bring considerable charm to this enjoyable, escapist romcom’ 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.

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Monday 6 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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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.

Autumn
Mon 4 Sept – 18 Dec (no class 23, 30 Oct & 13 Nov)
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.

Autumn
Mon 4 Sept – 18 Dec (no class 23, 30 Oct & 13 Nov)
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£7 per class
Suitable for 18+ years

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Collage: Found & Prepared Papers, Ink, Watercolour or Gouache

Led by Jo Hall

In six weeks, you will reference collage works by three famous artists; Matisse, John Piper and Max Ernst. Make collage compositions using similar techniques, spending two sessions on each.

Tues 7 Nov - 12 Dec
10am – 1pm
£99 per 6 week course or £18 per class
Suitable for 18+ years

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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.

Suitable for 18+ years

Autumn
Tues 19 Sept – 5 Dec (exc 24 and 31 Oct)
7pm - 8.15pm
£80 per 10 week term

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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. Fun and friendly lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Autumn
Wed 6 Sept – 11 Oct and 1 Nov – 6 Dec
7pm – 8pm

£45 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, set against the backdrop of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, is a mind-bending situation comedy. It follows two minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, as they stumble their way in and out of the action.

Tom Stoppard’s iconic drama sees the pair engage in an ongoing philosophical debate about free will versus predestination, each trying to prove absurd positions through misbegotten experiments. Half a century after its premiere on the Old Vic stage, Maidenhead Drama Guild present a modern, fully immersive version in the round.

WHY? This production is full of slapstick comedy, physical theatre and Stoppard’s wonderful wry humour

This amateur production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd.

Studio
£13 (£11 conc)

@maidenheaddg
@nordenfarm

Maidenhead Drama Guild website

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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.

These are fun and friendly lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years' experience.

Autumn

Wed 6 Sept – 11 Oct and 1 Nov – 6 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm

Thur 7 Sept – 12 Oct and 2 Nov – 7 Dec
7pm – 8pm

£45 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

SOLD OUT
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Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Austentatious are saddling the horses for a Grand Tour of the United Kingdom!

Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.

Austentatious are fresh from six sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a monthly residency in London’s Leicester Square and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s death. Now their show will be appearing at two dozen theatres across the country to entertain and astonish audiences in equal measure.

Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark, and no two shows are ever the same. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a Regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and diehard fans alike.

WHY? ★★★★★ The Times | ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ Scotsman

Line-up varies. Each show stars 5-6 members of the cast.

Age guidance 12+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@AustenImpro
@nordenfarm

Austentatious website

  •   9 Nov SOLD OUT
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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.

Autumn
Thur 7 Sept – 12 Oct and 2 Nov – 7 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm

£45 per 6 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.

Autumn
Fri 15 Sept - 20 Oct and Fri 10 Nov - 15 Dec
Intermediate | 9.30am – 10.45am
Beginners | 11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 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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Reduction Linoprinting

Led by Karen Carter

A two-week workshop designed to demystify the process of reduction lino-printing. There will be step-by-step demos covering initial planning and design, through cutting the plate to registration, inking and printing. Lots of individual help to ensure everyone goes home with a completed set of prints.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches as starting points (tutor will also have some images you can work from)
  • Drawing pencils, rubber, scissors,
  • Sketching paper for test prints
  • Kitchen roll/baby wipes
  • If you have your own lino cutting tools and rollers please feel free to bring them, however, the tutor will have all the necessary equipment for you to borrow during the workshop.

Suitable for all levels of experience

Suitable for 18+ years

Fri 10 and 17 Nov (2 day workshop)
10.30am – 3.30pm
£76 | £8 materials fee

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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.

Autumn
Fri 15 Sept - 20 Oct and Fri 10 Nov - 15 Dec
Beginners | 11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginner’s session)
Suitable for 18+ years


Please bring a mat.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15)

Dir: Matthew Vaughn 2017 | 141 mins

The Kingsman headquarters have been destroyed and the world is held hostage. The agents' journey leads them to discover an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman. Their strength and wits are tested to the limit as the two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy.

WHY? Featuring an all-star cast including Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Halle Berry and Sir Elton John

£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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Danny Bhoy: Make Something Great Again

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy embarks on his maiden tour of his brand new show.

Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically acclaimed comedian who regularly sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational storytelling.

WHY? 'This is a show you could see time and time again. Exceptional' The Sunday Mail

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@officialbhoy
@nordenfarm

Danny Bhoy website

  •  10 Nov SOLD OUT
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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 5 Aug
10am – 3pm
£34

Autumn
Sat 23 Sept and 11 Nov
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

  •  11 Nov SOLD OUT
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Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

Jan Ravens is set to delight audiences with her spot on impressions and political stamp on the world as she takes to the road with her brand new tour.

Difficult Woman reflects the current political climate and the huge part women have to play in it with views on Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson, and also lots of people who aren't Scottish.

The star of BBC Radio 4's Dead Ringers, where favourites include Theresa May, Diane Abbott, Lyse Doucet and Fiona Bruce, Jan has been seen on, and contributed across the satirical spectrum on shows such as Newsnight, The Daily Politics, Mock the Week, QI, Question Time, Today and PM.

WHY? ‘Modern, topical, with a fresh satirical twist’ The Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@thatjanravens
@nordenfarm

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

A unique yoga-based 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.

Summer
Sunday 23 Jul and 27 Aug
10am – 11am
£15 per pair

Autumn
Sunday 10 Sept, 1 Oct and 12 Nov
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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Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG)

Dir: Simon Curtis 2017 | 107 mins

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

WHY? ‘A witty and touching father-son tale’ ★★★★ Empire Magazine

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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Jitterbug Sundays 2

Led by John and Debra Scanlon (of RockinRhythm)

Become a Jitterbug – fun, sociable, great for body and mind. Vintage dancing to Rhythm & Blues music. Beginners are welcome.

Bring a partner or come alone.

Autumn
Sun 10 Sept and 12 Nov
2.30pm – 5.30pm
£15 per person, per class or £25 for a couple, per class
Suitable for 18+ years

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Relaxed drop in sessions (advance booking recommended).

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 wellbeing.

Beginner's Mind

Tues 12 Sept
With a new academic year just starting it gives an opportunity to see things with a new perspective. Mindfulness teaches us to step out of automatic pilot to see things with beginner’s mind.

Mindfulness for Anxiety

Tues 10 Oct
Anxiety is a natural, if unpleasant, response to stressors which can really interfere with our enjoyment of life. Come and see how mindfulness can help us recognise and manage our anxiety.

Mindfulness for Depression

Tues 14 Nov
Research at Oxford University has proven Mindfulness as effective in dealing with recurring depression through taking a neutral stance on negative feelings and accepting what we feel with detachment. Come and find out more.

Christmas Peace

Tues 12 Dec
An opportunity to step away from all the usual frantic Christmas preparations and hold an intention to embody the peace and goodwill of the season.

7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session
Suitable for 18+ years

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NT Live: Follies

A live screening of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical, staged for the first time at the National Theatre.

Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

WHY? Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production.

£15

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Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

This Norwich based folk/Americana trio weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies.

Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and selfpenned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home.

WHY? ‘It’s lovely stuff’ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Studio
£14

@apdnorwich
@nordenfarm

Alden, Patterson and Dashwood's website

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ELO Again

British Rock group ELO epitomised the 70s with their unique symphonic rock style. ELO Again recreate the sound and accurately perform the classics.

WHY? Expect pop masterpieces including Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Turn to Stone, Sweet Talking Woman, Shine A Little Love, Hold On Tight, Confusion, Evil Woman, Telephone Line and Don’t Bring Me Down

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

ELO Again's website

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Making Workshops

Get ready to join the parade!

Weave and decorate willow to create lanterns inspired by the animal world.

Workshops take place throughout November and December:

Norden Farm | Sun 19 Nov, Sun 26 Nov, Sun 3 Dec | 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Maidenhead Town Centre | Sat 18 Nov, Sat 25 Nov, Sat 2 Dec | 10am – 4pm (drop in)

Last Chance Workshop | Maidenhead Library | Sat 9 Dec | 11am – 2pm (drop in)


Lanterns created at these family workshops will be illuminated at Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 9 December.

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)


Other dates for your diary!

Lantern Parade

Sat 9 Dec | Outside Maidenhead Town Hall | Free event!

• 4.30pm – Live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra – the Kings of Bhangra!
• 5pm – Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall
• 5.45pm – 6.15pm – Live music and entertainment continues

The After Party

Thur 14 Dec | Norden Farm | Free event!

A chance to share photos, videos and chat about the event.
Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!

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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.

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

11am - 4pm | Entry is Free

  •  18 Nov FREE
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Blade Runner 2049 (15)

Dir: Denis Villeneuve 2017 | 163 mins

Set thirty years after the events of the first film. A new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. It leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

WHY? ‘The most spectacular, profound blockbuster of our time’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph

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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Simon Goodall & The Bourne Again Shadows

Reproducing the authentic sounds of Cliff and The Shadows in the sixties.

The most authentic Cliff and the Shadows tribute act in the UK. Simon’s ability to catch the characteristics of Cliff’s voice is second to none (even Sir Cliff himself has said so), while the Bourne Again Shadows sound is hard to distinguish from the original Shadows’ recordings.

WHY? Featuring all the classic Cliff numbers including Summer Holiday and Living Doll, alongside Shadows’ hits such as Apache, Kontiki and Wonderful Land

Courtyard Theatre
£15

The Bourne Again Shadow's website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Black Star by David Bowie

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Bowie’s 25th and final studio LP. Recorded in secret in New York with local jazz musicians, it was Bowie’s parting gift to his fans, released two days before he passed away. Containing hidden secrets and messages, come and discover what greatness sounds like.

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and on a fabulous hi-fi!

Studio
£8

@TheVinylFrontier
@nordenfarm
 
The Vinyl Frontier website

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George Egg: DIY Chef

Award winning comedian George Egg (the ‘Anarchist Cook’) returns with a brand new show demonstrating more live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy.

George’s family have banished him to the shed. But he simply has to keep cooking and his unstoppable urge to be creative means inventive solutions and some seriously tasty food. Expect power tools, gardening equipment and office supplies to be abused and re-purposed!

WHY? ‘Hugely entertaining’ The Guardian

Studio
£14, £12 Supporters

@georgeegg
@nordenfarm

George Egg's website

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Pip

A film by Phoebe Nightingale and William Webb.

A pregnant woman reminisces on her childhood and wonders how she will bring up her own children without her late mother's guidance. Pip explores the space between motherhood and motherlessness, through the analogy of an orange tree.

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Floristry Night School: Christmas Wreath Making

Led by Louise Temple

Learn from a professional florist how to make your very own festive door wreath out of fresh materials.

Tues 21 Nov and 5 Dec
7pm – 9pm
£35 plus £5 materials fee

Suitable for 18+ years

  •  21 Nov SOLD OUT
  •   5 Dec SOLD OUT
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An Evening with an Immigrant

Written and performed by Inua Ellams

Produced by Fuel
Presented by house

Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, award winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams will tell his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story. Tales of escaping fundamentalist Islam in Nigeria, performing solo shows at the National Theatre and drinking wine with the Queen of England. All the while without a country to belong to or a place to call home.

WHY? ‘Such wonderfully generous company to keep on stage’ Metro

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@InuaEllams
@nordenfarm

Inua Ellams website

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Mawkin

With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals, Mawkin modernise traditional folk material with their own touch.

The line up features brothers David Delarre (vocals, guitar) and James Delarre (vocals, violin), Nick Cooke (melodeon), Danny Crump (bass) and Lee Richardson (drums). The band have supported Bellowhead on their farewell tour amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates.

WHY? ‘A Gutsy re-working of Traditional Songs’ The Guardian

Studio
£14

@therealmawkin
@nordenfarm

Mawkin website

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Mother! (18)

Dir: Darren Aronofsky 2017 | 121 mins

A riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice. A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream).

WHY? ‘Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem are tremendously operatic’ ★★★★★ 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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Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Vaudevillians

After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway run, an Australian tour and a sell-out run at Soho Theatre, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon presents The Vaudevillians, a bawdy, rowdy musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales.

Throughout the 1920’s husband and wife performers Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured the United States as The Vaudevillians, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. One day, while touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow – instantly freezing them alive.

But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed. It’s a vintage cabaret with a twist of drag.

Suitable for 16+ years.

WHY? ‘The laughs are jam-packed and the musicianship is flawless.’ Time Out Melbourne

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50

@JinkxMonsoon
@nordenfarm

Jinkx Monsoon Website

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Printing for Christmas - Cards & 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!

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 24 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £5 materials fee.

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Mountain Between Us (12A)

Dir: Hany Abu-Assad 2017 | 112 mins

Two strangers are stranded after a tragic plane crash. The pair must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. They realize help is not coming and embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness. Based on the book by Charles Martin.

WHY? Starring Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba

'Witty, romantic adventure film' Empire Magazine

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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Peter King (alto sax)

The international icon Peter King is one of the greatest ever jazz saxophonists. Forming a sax duet on the night, the challenger is the extraordinary multi-reedist Simon Allen. Supported by one of the acknowledged best rhythm sections in the UK: Alex Hutton (piano), Arnie Somogyi (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? A rare treat for all devotees of this consummate musician to hear his jazz sets of exceptional quality in this intimate club style setting

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Peter King website

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The Snowman (15)

Dir: Tomas Alfredson 2017 | 125 mins

An elite crime squad’s lead detective (Michael Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter. He fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one. Can he outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall?

WHY? Crime thriller based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller

£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.

SOLD OUT
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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson

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

Materials cost to tutor dependent on weight of what you make.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Sat 30 Sept, Sat 21 Oct and Sat 25 Nov
10am – 4pm
£50 per session plus materials fee.

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  25 Nov SOLD OUT
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Miki

Miki, Polar Bear and Penguin live in a very far away place. It’s an icy world where nothing ever grows. One midwinter eve, they make a wish and Miki embarks on a magical adventure in search of a star...

Based on the book by Stephen Mackey, Miki is an inspiring story about friendship, courage and adventure. It features amazing underwater creatures, enchanting music and extraordinary puppetry.

'Young audiences alternate between giggling with delight and total transfixion' The Stage

This hit show returns to the Courtyard Theatre stage after its debut at Norden Farm in 2011. Miki is created by Slot Machine, the company that have previously brought hit Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Kipper's Snowy Day to our stage.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

£13.50 (£11.50 Under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £46

Presented by Norden Farm and Slot Machine.


Pre Show Touch Tours
For children with SEND and sensory impairments. Contact our Box Office for more details.

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Dance Workshops - Back to the 70s and 80s

Led by Julie Antonsen

Dance Line Dance and FitSteps (including quickstep, tango and disco routines) to a soundtrack of 70s and 80s music such as Earth, Wind and Fire, Abba, Madonna and Wham!

Saturday 25 November
2pm – 5pm
£15

Suitable for 18+ years

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Our Favourite Things

Presented by Thames Valley Gay Chorus.

Thames Valley Gay Chorus was formed in 2003 and since then they’ve been singing in harmony (mostly) ever since!

In this special year for our community, they’ve decided to sing some of their favourites from over the years they’ve been together and so the idea of Our Favourite Things concert was born.

Join us for a beautiful night of music from the Silver Screen to Classical, Broadway to Pop Charts and plus some new surprises!

£13 (£11 conc)

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The Studio Session

Part of the Farm’s programme to support emerging musicians. Local acts play three numbers – at least one of which is an original.

If you would like to perform at this Summer's event, please email: jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

WHY? This is a hugely popular event so register your interest early if you would like to perform!

Studio
£8

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Mindfulness for Families

Led by Lynne Wilkes

Take time to be with yourself and your family. Learn to be in the moment, quieten the mind and settle the body with different strategies and becoming aware of all your senses.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

Sun 26 Nov
11am – 12pm
Family and Friends (up to 4 people) £15

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The Arts Society Lunch

Make the most of your day at Norden Farm by booking for lunch.

Arts Society Lunch tickets entitle you to a main course from our lunch menu and hot or cold drink for just £10.

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Loving Vincent (12A)

Dir: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman 2017 | 94 mins

27 July 1890. The small French country town of Auvers. A gaunt figure stumbles down a drowsy high street at twilight. The man is carrying nothing, his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound. This man is Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist. The story of his tragic death is told in this breathtaking animated drama.

WHY? ‘A one-of-a-kind work of art’ Variety

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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The Behn String Quartet

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Haydn Opus 63 no. 5
Mendelssohn Opus 44 no. 2
Debussy String quartet

This new young string quartet won the prestigious Amadeus prize in 2016 and has played across the UK and internationally.

WHY? Come and hear three great works of the quartet repertoire played by four young women from four different countries

Courtyard Theatre
£15, £10 MMS members (£5 under 18s, free with an adult)


@MaidenheadMusSo
@behnquartet
@nordenfarm

Maidenhead Music Society website
The Behn String Quartet website

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The Real Thing

Multi-million selling soul band The Real Thing are ready to give their much loved disco inspired hits a new lease of life with an extensive UK tour.

Featuring the group’s three original vocalists Eddie Amoo, Chris Amoo and Dave Smith, along with their 5-piece band, the trio deliver a funky in your face show with a strong retro flavour with the band’s classic songs mixed with contemporary grooves.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut hit single You to Me Are Everything, the Liverpool based trio boast three million selling hit singles including Can’t Get by Without You, Whenever You Want My Love and Can You Feel the Force, making them the UK’s best-selling groups of the late 70s.

WHY? Hear all the hits plus some fantastic covers such as Ladies Night, Celebration, Good Times, and Ain’t no Stopping Us Now

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

@eddychrisdave
@nordenfarm

The Real Thing Website

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Oil Pastel: As a Resist with Ink and Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall

Inspired by the works of John Piper we will draw with oil pastel and waterproof ink before washing watercolour or gouache across the work and watching the pastel break through.

Saturday 2 December
10am – 3pm
£38

Suitable for 18+ years

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Dire Streets

Capturing the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time.

Fronted by finger picking guitar ace John Brunsdon, Dire Streets are known for their attention to detail and musicianship. They are joined by special guest Steve Wiltshire on saxophone and flute.

WHY? With tracks from early classics like Sultans of Swing and Lady Writer, through to the hits of the 80s and Brothers in Arms

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@direstreetstrib
@nordenfarm

Dire Streets website

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Remember Baghdad (cert TBC)

Dir: Fiona Murphy 2016 | 69 mins

The untold story of Iraq. An insight into how the country developed through the eyes of the Jews who lived there for 2,600 years until only a generation ago. Eight people tell their remarkable stories - of fun that was had and the fear that followed as Iraq laid foundations for decades of unrest. Featuring vivid home movies and archive news footage.

WHY? The film follows one Iraqi Jew on a journey home, back to Baghdad

£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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The Party (15)

Dir: Sally Potter 2017 | 71 mins

Janet is hosting an intimate gathering of friends to celebrate her promotion. Her husband, Bill, seems preoccupied. As their friends arrive, some of whom have their own dramatic news to share, the soirée gradually unravels. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Timothy Spall and Cillian Murphy.

WHY? ‘Stingingly funny short comedy’ ★★★★ Evening Standard

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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Miki Exhibition

An exhibition of entries from our art competition for local children, inspired by our Christmas show Miki.

Miki Art Competition

Enter our art competition for the chance to win a Miki goody bag containing 4 tickets to a family show in 2018, a copy of Miki and some art goodies! Plus the winners of each age group will be invited to turn on the Christmas Lights on Saturday 25 November 2017 with Miki at the Town Hall!

Artwork entered will be displayed in our Gallery between Tues 5 - Sat 30 Dec.

Deadline for entries: Friday 10 November Click here to download full details of how to enter and here to download an entry form.

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ROH Live: The Nutcracker

Live screening from the Royal Opera House (Tuesday).

With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, The Nutcracker is the perfect Christmas entertainment.

WHY? Featuring Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music - the most recognisable of all ballet scores

£15

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NT Live: Young Marx

Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre, London.

1850, Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his only hope is a job on the railway.

WHY? Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman

£15

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Jo Harman

Soul, blues, gospel and Beatles-worthy pop. These are the core ingredients of singer Jo Harman’s latest album People We Become. Produced and recorded at Nashville’s famed Sound Emporium Studio, it has seen her narrow her focus to the building blocks of ageless music - from powerful melodies to organic, natural-sounding arrangements.

WHY? Jo has racked up more than half-a-dozen nominations from the British Blues Awards

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@jo_harman
@nordenfarm

Jo Harman's website

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The Small Fakers

A tribute to The Small Faces and the hits that kept 1960s London swinging.

The line up features Maidenhead's own Matt Bond as Steve Marriott and Dan Taylor as Kenney Jones. They perform the smash hits All Or Nothing, Lazy Sunday, Itchycoo Park and Sha La La La Lee as well as lots of fan favourites and selected tracks from the 1968 LP Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake.

WHY? The UK's only Small Faces tribute band

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@thesmallfakers
@nordenfarm

Small Fakers website

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The Carnival of the Animals - Maidenhead's Community Lantern Parade

We are excited to bring the annual Community Lantern Parade to Maidenhead town centre on Saturday 9 December.

The event begins with live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra - The Kings of Bhangra outside Maidenhead Town Hall from 4.30pm.

The Lantern Parade is free to attend and suitable for all ages.


What happens when!

  • 4.30pm Live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra

  • 5pm Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall and is led through the streets of the town by 4x4 Bhangra and Beatroots Samba Band

  • 6pm More live music and entertainment

Lanterns are waterproof so the parade will go ahead come rain or snow!

All are welcome at the parade – with or without lanterns. Simply turn up and walk through the town centre with the parade.

If you have made lanterns at one of our workshops, Norden Farm’s Young Volunteers will be on hand to help illuminate the lanterns and guide the parade.


Not taken part before? Or have a question about the Lantern Parade? Take a look at our handy FAQ’s. If you can’t find the answer to your questions, give our Box Office team a call on 01628 788997.

Click here for the Lantern Parade FAQs

Share you photos and videos with us! #nordenfarm


Don't forget the After Party!

Thursday 14 December 2017 from 4.30pm

Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!


  •   9 Dec FREE
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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
£20

@ByeByeBabyLive
@nordenfarm

Bye Bye Baby website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Dark Side of the Moon and Beyond - The Best of Hipgnosis

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Featuring Pink Floyd, Muse, 10cc, T Rex and more (in association with Hypergallery in Henley).

The late Storm Thorgerson, of the Hipgnosis design group, left a legacy of amazing album artwork, from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon to Led Zeppelin, The Police, ELO and more. Emily and Rob from Hypergallery specialise in album print artwork and worked closely with Storm Thorgerson for many years. Together, we'll look at specific LP artwork and play the same albums on the turntable.

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and on a fabulous hi-fi!

Studio
£8

@TheVinylFrontier
@nordenfarm
 
The Vinyl Frontier website

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Family Chocolate Workshop

Led by The Chocolate Factory.

Have fun creating your very own chocolate bar and lollipop with only the best Belgian chocolate! Learn how to mould the chocolate and then decorate your bar and lollipop to make them unique.

(Minimum age 4 years)

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Call Me by Your Name (15)

Dir: Luca Guadagnino 2017 | 132 mins

Northern Italy in the summer of 1983. Elio Perlman, a precocious 17-year-old, spends his days in his family's villa. His idyllic summer break takes a tumultuous turn when he meets Oliver, a charming American academic working with his father. A sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman.

WHY? ‘Masterful coming-of-age tale’ ★★★★★ 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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Simon Mayor and Hilary James: A Winter Warmer

Musical charm and humour with a seasonal twist.

Britain’s leading hot-fingered mandolin virtuoso Simon Mayor is joined by silver voiced songstress and mando-bass maestro, Hilary James. Expect a fresh look at some familiar favourites alongside mandolin classics, lively fiddle tunes, beautiful French carols, traditional songs, original settings of poems and the silliest of seasonal sing-alongs.

WHY? ‘A witty and captivating mix of folk, blues, swing and classical showstoppers, spiced with a unique brand of off-beat humour’ The Guardian

Studio
£12

@HilaryJamesUK
@simonmandolin
@nordenfarm

Simon Mayor & Hilary James website

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The Death of Stalin (15)

Dir: Armando Iannucci 2017 | 106 mins

In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control. Some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive. From writer/director Armando Iannucci and starring Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin and Simon Russell Beale.

WHY? Combining comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring

'Armando Iannucci's most impressive feat yet' ★★★★★ Empire Magazine

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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Charity Christmas Concert in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

A good night out for all the family, with a wide variety of music including big band sounds, songs from the shows and films as well as some Christmas music.

WHY? The annual event is conducted by Peter Ripper

Courtyard Theatre
£8

Maidenhead Concert Band website

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The Lantern Parade After Party!

Join us on Thursday 14 December 2017 to relive the Lantern Parade.

A chance to share photos, videos and chat about the event.

Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!

Share your photos and videos with us, and see them on the big screen with everyone else’s memories.


Were you there? Share your photos and videos with us, and see them on the big screen with everyone else’s memories.

Email your photos and videos to robyn.bunyan@nordenfarm.org

Didn’t get a chance to come along this year? Pop by the After Party and find out what it’s all about! Then make a note in your dairy for 2018!


#nordenfarm / www.facebook.com/nordenfarmcentreforthearts / @nordenfarm

  •  14 Dec FREE
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Floristry Night School: Christmas Table Decorations

Led by Louise Temple

Design and create your very own Christmas candle table decoration to take home and enjoy over the festive period.

Thur 14 Dec
7pm – 9pm
£35 plus £5 materials fee

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Horne Section - Christmas Show

What is Christmas all about? It's about telling bad jokes, singing badly, drinking lots and, despite all these, having the best time together.

So who better to spend Christmas with than The Horne Section? In this festive fiesta they will do everything in their power to make your Christmas dreams come true with a night of comedy gold, frankincense frolics and musical myrrh.

WHY? ‘An absolute blast’ ★★★★★ Metro

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@hornesection
@nordenfarm

The Horne Section website

  •  14 Dec SOLD OUT
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Christmas Ceilidh

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

A caller will guide you through 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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Bessie Smith: Empress of the Blues

Bessie Smith was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the ‘Empress of the Blues’, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s.

Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her blues troupe perform to a narrated show, featuring music and songs from that era alongside Bessie's work.

WHY? Chronicling Bessie’s life from a one room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, to becoming the highest paid black entertainer of the time

Studio
£14

@titus_julia
@nordenfarm

Julia Titus website

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Murder on the Orient Express (cert TBC)

Dir: Kenneth Branagh 2017 | Run time tbc

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe, unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. Thirteen strangers are stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

WHY? Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp and Olivia Colman

£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.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Monday 18 December 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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Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night

Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is known for his legendary stand up performances.

Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, expect a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. Omid has recently starred in BBC1’s Dickensian, Sky1’s Lucky Man and BBC4’s Going Forward with Jo Brand.

WHY? ‘Belly laughs with a subtle blend of mainstream gags and subversive twinkle’ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£24

@omid9
@nordenfarm

Liza Pulman's website

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Breathe (12A)

Dir: Andy Serkis 2017 | 117 mins, UK

Robin (Andrew Garfield) is handsome, adventurous and brilliant. At the age of 28, he is struck down by polio. Confined to a hospital bed, Robin is given only a few months to live. Against all advice, his wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home. Diana’s intimacy and witty determination transcends his disability and sets him free.

WHY? A heart-warming celebration of bravery and human possibility

'The film is as much about Cavendish’s wife Diana (Claire Foy on leave from The Crown) as it about Cavendish himself' ★★★★ The 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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The Albion Christmas Band

An evening of traditional English Christmas music, songs and celebration.

Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band), Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings. Expect a collection of new material alongside seasonal favourites including carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance.

WHY? ‘The perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@albionxmas
@nordenfarm

Albion Band's website

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Tina May (vocalist)

Truly ‘The Lady of Jazz’, with a stunning range and repertoire ideally suited to the intimate club-style setting of Jazz in the Studio at Norden Farm.

In combination with the remarkable musicianship of Piers Green (alto and tenor sax), Robin Aspland (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? ‘That great rarity, a singer who enhances a song’ The Observer

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Tina May's website

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The Man Who Invented Christmas (cert TBC)

Dir: Bharat Nalluri 2017 | Run time tbc

Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) thinks he has run out of ideas. While desperately trying to put pen to paper for his next novel, he suddenly finds that inspiration is all around him. Eccentric real life characters mix with Dickens' vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale.

WHY? Telling the magical journey that led to the creation of A Christmas Carol

£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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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (cert TBC)

Dir: Paul McGuigan 2017 | 105 mins

The story of the relationship between Peter Turner and the eccentric Academy Award winning actress Gloria Grahame. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover, quickly grows into a deeper relationship. But their passion and lust for life is ultimately tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

WHY? Starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters and Vanessa Redgrave

'There is a tremendous warmth and tenderness to this sweet, sad love story' ★★★★ 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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New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm

Heck yeah, it’s a hoedown!

Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2018! 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

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

@cutashine
@nordenfarm

Cut A Shine website

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New Year's Day Concert

The annual sell out concert returns for a 17th year.

Full programme details to be announced.

WHY? Including works by Handel, Vivaldi and J S Bach

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

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Paddington 2 (cert tbc)

Dir: Paul King 2017 | Run time tbc

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. He finds perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, a unique pop-up book. Paddington embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, can he and the Browns unmask the thief?

WHY? The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film

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Stephen K Amos: Bread and Circuses

Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak, so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it?

Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus. Leave your problems behind for the evening in the company of the ‘effusively charming’ Amos and who knows? Maybe the world will seem just a little bit brighter.

After all, when Ancient Rome needed to distract itself from politics, a few solutions were suggested, but none hit the spot quite like the simple idea of giving the people cheap food and plentiful entertainment – ‘panem et circenses’ or ‘bread and circuses’. Our circuses might no longer involve gladiator fights to the death, but the same principle applies. Modern politics is a confusing mess, so no one can blame you for giving it a miss in favour of a night of laughs.

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

‘The feel good comedy of a true stand-up legend’ Perth Now

‘Laughs came thick and fast throughout… don’t miss it’ The Age Melbourne

‘A note perfect hour’ ★★★★★ Metro

Age guidance 16+ years.

£17.50

@stephenkamos
@nordenfarm

Stephen K Amos website

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Anthem - The Ultimate Queen Concert Show

The 40th anniversary of We are the Champions is celebrated by the all-action production that has been proclaimed as the best Queen concert show ever.

The show recreates the excitement of Queen's legendary stadium spectaculars, reprising Freddie’s on-stage antics and irrepressible personality. All driven on by a band brimming over with superb musicianship, and featuring a score of non-stop belters.

Expect all Queen's iconic hits including; We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, I Want to Break Free, I Want it All, Killer Queen, Somebody to Love, Radio Ga Ga, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Another One Bites the Dust, One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, You’re My Best Friend, The Show Must Go On and more!

WHY? An unmissable night out featuring two hours of right royal entertainment!

£17.50

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Jonathan Pie: Back To The Studio (work in progress)

Jonathan Pie returns to the stage in early 2018 with a brand new live show following a sell out tour ending at The London Palladium, A show that was described as 'electrifying' Chortle, 'Blistering' Evening standard and 'desperately misjudged’ The Times.

The frustrated News reporter is back and he’s angrier than ever. Pie attempts to host a night of serious discussions on current affairs whilst simultaneously attempting to smash the system from within. Join him for a night of political comedy that soon descends into chaos.

This is political satire at its finest and Pie is ’the Most exciting satirical creation since partridge’ Rory Bremner.

Age guidance 16+ years.

£15

@JonathanPieNews
@nordenfarm

Jonathan Pie website

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Pop Up Bowie

Paul Anthony has amazed and entertained audiences throughout the nation.

Accompanied by a full band, he performs 2 hours of Bowie’s biggest hits. Experience the masterpieces that made the late, great David Bowie the immortal legend he is today.

Experience the magic of Bowie’s music live with thrilling artistry, a theatrical performance that honours the revolutionary icon himself in the most respectful of ways.

WHY? Paul Anthony was voted the UK’s No 1 David Bowie Tribute Act at the National Tribute Awards 2016

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Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I?

The star of Not the Nine o'clock News, Smith & Jones and Three Men In A Boat.

Griff as he airs stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies – from forty years of travelling – down rivers and up mountains, into Africa, out of India, and across the arid wastes of the BBC canteen. It's a career, if you mean bouncing chaotically downhill without a map.

WHY? ‘Great comedy’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

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Stuart Goldsmith

The host of the Comedian’s Comedian podcast brings his best ever show.

Stuart says “it's stupider and less clever-clogs and just the funniest stuff I've ever created. OK?”. Winner of Best New Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2017 and British Comedy Guide Top 20 Best Reviewed Edinburgh Fringe Shows 2017.

WHY? 'Master of the form' Independent

Studio

£10

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Mark Watson: MW

After more than 100 dates on the road in 2016 with his best-reviewed show to date, 'I'm Not Here', and a similarly marathon effort with the previous tour, Mark Watson is amazed to find there are STILL some areas of the country he's not visited much, and some towns that have been neglected altogether.

It's hard to be everywhere at once, so he's narrowed it down to a sensible plan: for the next tour, Watson will only visit places beginning with M or W, his initials - as they've already shown a commitment by having those names in the first place. A few of these will be favourite old haunts like Winchester or Manchester, but quite a few of them are the result of Googling and quite a number are so remote that we won't know they definitely exist until we get there. Also, some aren't actually towns so much as trains (from Marylebone to Wycombe), or ferries (across the Mersey), or a helicopter museum (in the double-point-scoring Middle Wallop).

The material will be a mixture of the classic and the never-before-seen. And in some cases a fair bit of it will be about being on a train.

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@nordenfarm

Mark Watson website

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Iain Stirling - U OK Hun? X

Iain Stirling is back after a summer narrating ITV2's smash hit Love Island and now you can see his actual face on his brand new tour!

After selling out his entire Edinburgh Fringe run out in advance and adding shows due to extra public demand, the BAFTA winning comedian now hits the road to perform his acclaimed, hot ticket show around the UK.

Join the 'star of comedy' (The i) as he explores dinner party etiquette and the pressures on a generation brought up in a world of instant gratification. How has modern living affected our ability to find long term happiness? Can social media ever reflect real life? And why is the floor lava?

As well as hosting ITV2’s newest hit comedy gameshow CelebAbility, Iain’s intuitive razor-sharp humour has previously been seen on E4's Virtually Famous, Comedy Central's Drunk History and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, BBC Three's Russell Howard's Good News and Sweat the Small Stuff and ITV2's Fake Reaction and Safe Word.

‘Expect this performer to be playing to huge arenas long after Love Island star Marcel Somerville’s book has begun gathering dust’ ★★★★ Metro

‘At his best the Edinburgh native is an unhinged free-form anecdotist - his closing tale of a disastrous CBBC gig is a belter ★★★★ Mail On Sunday

‘An extremely funny hour of observational and surreal comedy’ The Telegraph

‘He’s a natural performer who commands your attention’ ★★★★★ One4Review

‘A whirlwind hour of comedy’ ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

‘Riotously funny’ ★★★★★ Fringe Biscuit

‘A delight to watch’ ★★★★ Voice Magazine

‘A hilarious show’ ★★★★ I Talk Telly

'Provides an intriguing twentysomething perspective on the current state of his nation'
The Guardian


@IainDoesJokes
@nordenfarm

Iain's Website

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Cancion

Classical Soprano Brit Nominee Izzy Cooper invites you to experience Cancion live in concert.

A spectacular and intimate musical event with exquisite vocals, featuring a variety of classical, musical and jazz favourites, adding a fresh and innovative approach to the classical world today! Accompanied by guitarist Robin Hill

WHY? ‘Virgin Records has developed a clear strategy that distinguishes Izzy as a mould-breaking artist capable of overstepping musical boundaries’ Classic FM Magazine

£22.50

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Stephen Bailey: Can’t Think Straight

Meet your new potty-mouthed best friend, who supported Katherine Ryan and Jenny Éclair on their recent sell-out UK tours.

Stephen Bailey’s friendly, open brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the most enjoyable acts on the UK comedy circuit today. He is 'annoyingly sharp' (The New Current) and in 2015, his show was nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show.

He is a regular on ITV's Weekend with Aled Jones and Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side and has appeared on ITV2's Safeword and CelebAbility, ITVBe's Kate's Wardrobe Secrets, W's Celebrity Advice Bureau and Channel 5’s It's Not Me, It's You.

He also guest-hosted Sunday Takeover on Virgin Radio, featured on The Art's Show with Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2 and was named one of Attitude Magazine's Top 100 Bachelors of the Year.

As well as being a working-class, ginger, gay, northern comic, he is also a black belt in Tae Kwon-Do, has a degree in Languages AND loves a conspiracy theory.

'Bailey has a natural chemistry with his audience and this is where he truly comes into his own' Broadway Baby

'Bailey is an absolute crowdpleaser, getting the room howling with laughter' Chortle

Studio
£12.50 (£10 conc)

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John Robins: The Darkness of Robins

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner 2017!

John Robins – one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy – returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself.

The stand-up, vibe magnet and London’s saddest DJ ™ would love to promise The Darkness of Robins won’t be an hour-long yell of a show, but he can’t. He’ll shout, snarl and sneer in his attempts to grapple with life’s fall-outs in what promises to be a pivotal moment in his being. Powerful, angst-ridden comedy at its finest, this is a must-see from one of the UK’s brightest talents.

John has firmly established himself on the comedy circuit since his debut in 2005, and with fellow comedian Elis James has enjoyed a meteoric success with The Elis James and John Robins show on Radio X, which, like Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Adam & Joe before them, has spawned one of the UK’s most popular podcasts. The pair recently completed an acclaimed UK tour, selling out Shepherd’s Bush Empire within minutes.

He will headline the upcoming series of BBC2's Live from the BBC and is a regular face on TV, with recent appearances including BBC2's Mock The Week, Dave's Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled and BBC3's Russell Howard’s Good News. He also has a host of radio credits under his belt including BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz and Dilemma.

'Hugely Entertaining' ★★★★ The Daily Mirror

'An hour in his charming, generous and honest company is so effortlessly entertaining' ★★★★ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

Suitable for 16+ years. No latecomers admitted.

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Bilal Zafar: Biscuit

The 2016 Best Newcomer nominee and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year winner of the same year.

Bilal explores the fascinating world of online dating and finding love on social media in increasingly confusing times. He has appeared on Channel 4, BBC Three, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network and has written for the Independent.

WHY? 'Catch him before he hits the mainstream’ The Guardian

‘Fascinating and hilarious in equal measure' i-D

‘Endearing, relaxed and naturally funny… hilarious’ ★★★★ EdFestMag.com

★★★★★ Shortcom

★★★★ Skinny

£12

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Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles

Lucy Porter’s brand new stand-up tour.

In these combative times, it's easy to be irritated, offended or downright enraged by other people. How do we know which causes are worth fighting for? Lucy uses her hilarious experiences to help you decide.
Lucy's recent TV and radio appearances include: QI, Insert Name Here, Alan Davies' As Yet Untitled, Room 101, News Quiz, The Now Show.
Suitable for ages 16+ years.

WHY? 'Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… Genuinely delightful' The Telegraph
'A treat from start to finish' The Herald
'Rich with fine routines… an endearing hour' The Guardian

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Alun Cochrane

Grumpy-joyful, silly-serious stand up.

Jokes, ideas and (possibly) movement will all be deployed for your amusement during this show. As seen on blah blah and blah, and heard on various funny radio shows.

WHY? ‘A master storyteller, holding the audience before dropping an exploding but simple punchline’ Metro

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Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger

The majestic mountain moose in a tiger striped onesie brings his thrilling new show to Maidenhead.

Find yourself a comfy lap and settle in for an evening of hilarity with Canada's furriest friend. He disgorges all your favourite spittle impregnated cultural furballs (such as why the hell do your coffee shops close at 6pm!!!?? You don't even like coffee!? This isn't your call to make!!) onto your favourite comfy tea-sipping slippers.

Expect a raucous evening of post-scratchin' and kickin' litter aboot the hoose while Campbell tickles chins. No rabbits, mice or children and please be kind to our neighbours by not crapping in their gardens on the way home!

WHY? ‘A fantastic yarn weaver, with charming tales of his travels and hugely funny observations’ Time Out

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about 13 hours ago Heck yeah, it’s a hoedown! Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2018! 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! Dust off your cowboy hats, gingham checks or general fancy dress for frolics on the Courtyard Theatre dance floor. **Tickets** £20 before Tues 31 Oct, £25 after Age guidance 12+ years.

3 days ago Planning your Saturday night entertainment? Join us this evening for The Vinyl Frontier's first ever instrumental duel as Tubular Bells takes on Oxygene. Hear both classic albums on a fabulous hi-fi and, of course, on vinyl! The evening would be complete without trivia and chat from host Jeff Lloyd.

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