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

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

Spring
Tuesdays (from 15 Jan, exc 19, 26 Feb, 9, 16 Apr)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Wildlife (12A)

Dir: Paul Dano 2018 | 104 mins, US

1960s Montana. 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal). An uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border. When Jerry loses his job, he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.

WHY? ‘Features an extraordinary performance by Mulligan’ ★★★★ Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tuesday 22 January 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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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

Spring
Tues 15 Jan – 12 Feb and Tues 5 Mar – 23 Apr (exc 2, 9, 16 Apr)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per class
£50 per 5-week course

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

Spring
Tues 15 Jan – 12 Feb and Tues 5 Mar – 23 Apr (exc 2, 9, 16 Apr)
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class
£50 per 5-week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Light Up: Lantern Parade Retrospective

Celebrating 10 years of the Norden Farm Lantern Parade, this exhibition brings together photos, lanterns and film footage from past parades and workshops. We’d love to see the parade through your eyes!

Send your pictures to lucy.hobbs@nordenfarm.org for the chance to have them featured in the exhibition.

Grown from the modest beginnings, the lantern parade is now a firm favourite in the town’s calendar. With workshops taking place across Maidenhead with community groups and schools, and a parade and finale concert starting and ending at the town hall, this ever popular Norden farm project has much to celebrate – here’s to the next ten years!

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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.

Spring
Tuesdays (from Tues 15 Jan, exc 19 and 26 Feb)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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ROH Live: The Queen of Spades

210 mins.

Live screening from The Royal Opera House. Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, based on a short story by Pushkin. Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. An engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.

WHY? A new production that has already garnered five-star reviews in Amsterdam

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

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.

Spring
Tues 15 Jan – 26 Mar (exc 19 Feb)
7pm - 8.15pm
£90 per 10 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Twisted Art: Paint and Sip

Led by Angela Mitchell.

An informal social painting class for people who like to relax with a drink as you paint with step by step guidance. Each class will feature a different painting.

Perfect for total beginners, everything you need will be provided. Just turn up in your comfy clothes, grab a drink at the bar and then choose your seat.

Tuesday 22 January - Snow Angels

Tuesday 5 February - Birch Trees in the Sun

Tuesday 12 March - Flower Frenzy

Tuesday 23 April - Leap of Faith

Tues 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Mar, 23 Apr
7.30pm - 10pm
£25 per session, £5 materials cost to tutor

Angela's Website
Angela's Facebook Page

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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.

Spring
Wednesdays (from 9 Jan, exc 20 Feb, 10, 17 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

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

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

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

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

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

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

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

SOLD OUT
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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

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

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

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

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

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Free Solo (12A)

Dir: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi 2018 | 100 mins, US

Alex Honnold prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock - the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park - without a rope. As the climber begins his training, the armor of invincibility he’s built up over decades unexpectedly breaks apart when he begins to fall in love.

WHY? A stunning, intimate and unflinching documentary portrait of the free soloist climber

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.

SOLD OUT
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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.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

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


'The Troublemaker gang had me film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

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

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

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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 6 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 10 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Creative Writing

Led by Katy Walker.

Everyone has a story to tell - but how do you find the best way to tell it? Join award-winning playwright and creative writing tutor Katy Walker to find out in this series of workshops designed to get your creative juices flowing.

Suitable for all.

Wed 23 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Mar, 3 Apr
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

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Tulip Fever (15)

Dir: Justin Chadwick 2017 | 105 mins, UK/US

17th century Amsterdam. A married noblewoman embarks on an affair with an artist commissioned to paint her portrait. After escaping the wealthy merchant she married, the pair attempt to raise money by investing what little they have in the high-stakes tulip market.

WHY? Starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O'Connell, Tom Hollander and Judy Dench

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. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

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

Spring
Thur 10 Jan – 25 Apr (exc 18 Apr)
10am – 11am | £6 per class

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Introduction to Jewellery Making

Led by Grant Forsyth

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

Spring
Thur 10 Jan - 7 Feb, 14 Feb - 14 Mar and 21 Mar - 9 May (exc 4, 11, 18 Apr)
10am - 11.30pm and 12pm - 1.30pm
£63 for 5 week course

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Calligraphy - Beginners Copperplate Script

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

This course will address the basics of copperplate script. Focus will be placed on creating the established letter forms for each of the upper and lower case letters and numerals. Pens, nibs, inks, ruling up and proportions will be covered.

Thur 10 Jan – 7 Feb
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 for 5 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 6 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 10 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 10 Jan – 7 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 11 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Andrew Doyle: Friendly Fire

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

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

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

WHY? 'Comedy gold' Broadway Baby

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

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

'Utterly hilarious' Fest

Studio
£11

Andrew's Website

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Sorry to Bother You (15)

Dir: Boots Riley 2018 | 111 mins, US

Set in an alternate present-day version of Oakland. Telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression.

WHY? ‘The best film of the year by far’ GQ 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.

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.

Spring
Thur 10 Jan – 7 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 11 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

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

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 15 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 12 Apr and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course
£49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

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

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 8 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 29 Mar and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
10am – 12pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

Spring
Fridays (from 11 Jan, exc 22 Feb, 15 Mar, 12, 19 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

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

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 15 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 12 Apr and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
11am – 12.15pm
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course
£49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

SOLD OUT
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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson

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

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

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 8 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 29 Mar and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 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 for School Year 7 – 13.

Spring
Fridays (from 11 Jan, exc 22 Feb)
5pm – 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

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The Sound of Springsteen

The band formed in late 2017 from a passion for the work of 'The Boss'.

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

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

Why? The Sound of Springsteen's passion for Springsteen outweighs all others!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

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

Suitable for 18+ years

Spring
Sat 12 Jan (drop in session)
Sat 19 Jan – 6 Apr
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term

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

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Parveen Chana

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.

Saturdays (from 26 Jan, exc 23 Feb)
10am - 11am
£67 per 10 week term

Suitable for 6+ years.

SOLD OUT
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Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Sat 26 Jan
10am – 3pm
£34

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ELO Again

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Elo Again Website

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Zumba (Sundays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

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

Spring
Sun 13 Jan – 28 Apr
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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Mary Poppins Returns (U)

Dir: Rob Marshall 2018 | 130 mins, US

Mary Poppins returns to the Banks’ household in a spectacular new story, to help the next generation of the family. Using her magical skills, she takes the Banks’ children on an adventure to help bring joy and wonder back to their lives.

WHY? Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer

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. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

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

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

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

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


'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

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

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Woods.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Spring
Sun 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 Mar and 28 Apr
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 includes a drink from the bar

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Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen.

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

No partner necessary.

Spring
Sun 13 Jan – 28 Apr (exc 21 Apr)
6.15pm - 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Mozart Birthday Concert

We are delighted to welcome Martin James Bartlett, BBC Young Musician 2014, to play the sparkling E flat concerto, Mozart’s first masterpiece in the genre.

Martin James Bartlett (piano)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Cassation in G, K.63
Piano Concerto in E flat, K.271
Symphony No.40 in G minor

WHY? The programme covers Mozart’s career, beginning with music he composed at the age of twelve and ending with one of his final symphonies

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

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Narthen

Featuring Barry Coope and Lester Simpson (Coope Boyes and Simpson), Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Moirai) and Fi Fraser (The Old Fashioned, Polka Works) – this is a quartet of suburb vocal harmonies and multi-instrumentalism.

As seen with Michael Morpurgo and on their own as Christmas band Hark Hark. After a summer of gracing festival stages, the band are now being referred to as a new supergroup.

WHY? Featuring songs that will touch your heart, engage your intellect and wow your ears

Presented by RM Promotions.

Studio
£17.50

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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

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

Spring
Mondays (from 14 Jan, exc 11, 18 Feb, 1, 8 Feb, 15, 22 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

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Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey.

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

Spring
Mondays (from 14 Jan, exc 11, 18 Feb, 1, 8, 15, 22 Apr)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

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

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Monday Morning Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Feeling the need to wind down and relax, have a little bit of time to yourself? Come along and enjoy some yoga and relaxation with Julie. Practise gentle spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, basic yogic breathing techniques and guided meditations.

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

Spring
14 Jan – 4 Feb
25 Feb – 25 Mar
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £28 for 4 week term, £35 for 5 week course

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Mon 14 Jan – 4 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb) and Mon 11 Mar – 29 Apr (exc 1,8, 15, 22 Apr)
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.

Spring
Mon 14 Jan – 4 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb) and Mon 11 Mar –29 Apr
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

Spring
Tuesdays (from 15 Jan, exc 19, 26 Feb, 9, 16 Apr)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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What is a Line? Drawing Course

Led by Jo Hall

Using pencil, charcoal and ink with brushes, pens and a variety of other tools, this drawing course explores line and mark making to produce representational and more intuitive drawings.

Suitable for beginners it will be presented in a way that should also be inspiring for those who are more experienced. Please supply your own materials.

Tues 15 Jan – 19 Feb
10am – 1pm and 1.30pm – 4.30pm
£99 for 6 week course

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Daily Drawings

By Sara Hurley

Sara Hurley presenting a selection of her drawings on paper and canvas. Her subject matter is visitors of galleries and museums where they form a relationship with an art work; they become the art themselves.

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Evening Papercraft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Each workshop will feature different projects and themes. Build up your skills and master new techniques to enable you to create your own designs at home.

Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing, heat embossing, fussy cutting and more, using a range of materials.

Spring
Tues 29 Jan, 26 Feb, 26 Mar, 30 Apr
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session or £55 for all 4 sessions

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ROH Live: La Traviata

215 mins.

Live screening (Wednesday). Richard Eyre’s beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi’s opera. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society. Underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending.

WHY? Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

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

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

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

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

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

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

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

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

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

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

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

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

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

day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Tatcho Drom - Macedonian Inspirations

Created and led by Gundula Stojanova Gruen, performed with her ensemble Tatcho Drom and dancer Linda Toteva Gjorgiva.

The show tells the stories Gundula experienced amongst Romany people, Macedonians, Albanians and others.

Tatcho Drom performs pieces which Gundula learned along the way. The musical arrangements and choreography reflect her encounters with incredible musicians and reflects the bright and the dark energies of the country.

WHY? A vibrant and soulful music and dance show

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

Tatcho Drom's Website

SOLD OUT
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Ed Gamble - Blizzard

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@nordenfarm
@EdGambleComedy

Ed Gamble's Website

  •  31 Jan SOLD OUT
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Charcoal, Chalk & Graphite

Led by Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials and see our website for more details.

We will explore the wonderful qualities of charcoal, chalk pastels and graphite in this fun experimental workshop. Using the different media both individually and in combination with each other we will work through a series of sketches incorporating mark-making, rich velvety tonal work, delicate linework and even a bit of spattering! Bring a big apron and an open mind!

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An Impossible Love (15)

Dir: Catherine Corsini 2018 | 135 mins, Fr/Be (French with English subtitles)

Late 1950s. Rachel, a young office clerk, meets Philippe, a well-educated man from a wealthy family. They share an intense but short-lived romance, from which a daughter is born. Over the next 50 years, their lives will be shaped by the unconditional love between a mother and her daughter.

WHY? 'The acting is terrific’ Screen Daily

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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Justin Moorhouse – Northern Joker

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

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

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

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

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

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

Age guidance: 14+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 unwaged)

@justinmoorhouse
@nordenfarm

Justin Moorhouse's Website

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The Favourite (15)

Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos 2018 | 119 mins, UK/Ir/US

England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne. Her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When an ambitious new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing.

WHY? ‘Dark comedy of 18th-century court intrigue’ ★★★★ 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. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tuesday 5 February 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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Colour and Shape 1

Led by Jo Hall

One Day Art Classes
Led by Jo Hall

10am – 3pm | £38 | Please bring own materials unless stated

This first workshop on shape and colour will be inspired by the works of August Macke. Using watercolour we will explore the colours and patterns of North Africa, especially Morocco and Tunisia.

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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.

Spring
Sat 2 Feb and Sat 9 Feb
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Total 60s and 70s Rock Show

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

Magic Bus Show's Website

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The Vinyl Frontier: The White Album by The Beatles

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

The Beatles’ masterpiece double LP (nicknamed The White Album but properly called ‘The Beatles’) was released in 1968.

Find out what drove the Beatles’ creative influences at the beginning of the end. From Ob-la-di Ob-la-da to Revolution 9 and all in between.

Studio
£8

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Book Club

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

Spring
Wed 9 Jan, 6 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 Apr | 7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

  • Wed 9 Jan - This is going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor By Adam Kay

  • Wed 6 Feb - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

  • Wed 6 Mar - The Librarian by Salley Vickers

  • Wed 3 April - Little Fires everywhere by Celezte Ng

  • Wed 1 May - Transcription by Kate Atkinson

  • Wed 5 June - Warlight’ by Michael Ondaatje

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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Vishten

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

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

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

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

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@VishtenMusique
@nordenfarm

Vishten's Website

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Ken Cheng - Best Dad Ever

The Dave Joke of the Fringe Winner, Cambridge mathematics dropout and professional poker player heads to Maidenhead following a sold out, award nominated run at the Edinburgh Festival.

Born to Chinese immigrants in the UK, Ken never had the most normal upbringing. The show is a tale of his unique childhood, exploring his obsession with toy lambs and his complicated relationship with his parents.

WHY? 'A fiercely accomplished talent' The Scotsman

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@kenchengcomedy
@nordenfarm

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Welcome to Marwen (12A)

Director: Robert Zemeckis 2018 | 116 mins, US

A devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp and wipes away all memories. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. Through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.

WHY? Starring Steve Carell, Diane Kruger, Janelle Monáe and Leslie Mann

£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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Rob Auton - The Talk Show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Studio
£12

@RobertAuton
@nordenfarm

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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 are interested in joining the line up at this Spring’s event, please contact jane.corry@nordenfarm.org with some examples of your music.

WHY? An unmissable evening of live acoustic music in our intimate Studio space

Studio
£8

The Line-Up

Blonde Streak

Blonde Streak is a group of musical friends who play all types of music together, from classical to pop! They are all multi-instrumentalists who love to jam together.

Ollie Henry

Ollie Henry is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter based in Maidenhead. Ollie’s original music is pop, with influences from country and folk-acoustic genres and lyrics that are relatable and heartfelt.

Tyler Spicer

Tyler Spicer combines his love of jazz and improvised music with a rock and pop aesthetic to create his own take on modern improvisation and jazz fusion. Expect groove and feel delivered with technical prowess, backed by musicians of the highest calibre.

Fleece Lined

Fleece Lined take popular covers and put their own twist on it - from funky bass lines, gritty vocals, heartfelt lyrics, credible guitar solos, and sleek percussion, there is something for everyone in this band.

Oakhart

Oakhart are an acoustic trio from Berkshire playing acoustic rock, prog and folk music and are looking forward to sharing some original music at Norden Farm.

Alex Routledge

Alex Routledge is a singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist based in Burnham. His music features intricate and melodic acoustic guitar work, coupled with heartfelt and meaningful lyrics.

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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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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

The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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Calligraphy - Improvers Copperplate Script

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

This course is for those with a general proficiency in copperplate writing who wish to develop further. Ornamental and letter flourishing will be covered.

Thur 14 Feb – 14 Mar
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 for 5 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor

SOLD OUT
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The Drawn Print - Monoprint & Low-Tech Litho

Led by Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials and see our website for more details.

A printmaking workshop for people who love drawing! Lithography is great for high contrast pen and ink style drawings. We will be working on polyester plates and you will be able to produce a series of prints from each drawing using a spoon to transfer the image!

Direct monoprint is a very immediate spontaneous print – the closest thing to drawing but with the added qualities of a print – velvety lines and lovely textured tones.

  •  15 Feb SOLD OUT
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Colette (15)

Dir: Wash Westmoreland 2018 | 111 mins, UK/US

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) marries a successful Parisian writer known as Willy (Dominic West). He convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. However, Colette is forced to fight over creative ownership of her work.

WHY? Exploring a character who defied gender roles and revolutionised literature, fashion and sexual expression

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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Flo and Joan – Alive on Stage

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£12

  •  15 Feb SOLD OUT
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Sunset in Watercolours and Mixed Media

Led by Caroline Crawford

Painting Studies
Led by Caroline Crawford

Saturdays 10am – 3pm | £44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

Suitable for all levels of experience. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor. See our website for more details.

Working from imagery we create the atmosphere of a tropical sunset. Working with a small range of colours students learn how to build and layer watercolour washes. This piece is finished with coloured chalks and pencils. Careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day by artist Caroline Crawford

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Pete Firman - Marvels

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

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

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

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

'Breathtaking illusions’ The List

‘The best magic tricks in the Universe’ Independent

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

@petefirman
@nordenfarm

Pete Firman's Website

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Silent Disco - Girls vs Boys

Jeff and Dave return to the decks by popular demand!

They’ll be doing battle on the dance floor as one plays tracks from the boys and one plays hits from the girls.

WHY? A night of great music, dancing and fun where you decide which DJ to listen to!

£15

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

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

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

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

Spring
Sundays
13 Jan | 10am – 11am
17 Feb | 10am – 11am
17 Mar | 10am – 11am
28 Apr | 10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

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NT Live: I'm Not Running

Run time tbc.

Encore screenings of this explosive new play by David Hare. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

WHY? Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Alexander Technique

Led by Martin Smith.

A body awareness workshop teaching poise, balance and an easier way of carrying out everyday activity. It helps to relieve pain and discomfort brought on by poor posture and can help those with back and neck problems.

Bring a blanket and some paperback books to rest your head on.

Sun 17 Feb
2.30pm – 5pm
£35


Suitable for 18+ years.

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The Front Runner (15)

Dir: Jason Reitman 2018 | 113 mins, US

Charismatic politician Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. But his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship. Tabloid journalism and political journalism merge, forcing him to drop out of the race.

WHY? ‘Hugh Jackman makes headlines in nuanced drama’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained.

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

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Storytelling

10.30am and 1.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales!

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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Margo & Mr Whatsit

No matter where Sophia finds herself living, her imaginary friend Mr Whatsit is always there with a new joke to tell and a new game to play.

But when she moves into her new foster home, he finds himself unimagined! Now Sophia has a new imaginary friend – Margo. Can Mr Whatsit’s childish playfulness keep him from being unimagined for good?

WHY? Winner of Best of Brighton Fringe Children and Family Show 2018

Presented by Paddleboat Theatre Company.

Age guidance: 4+ years.

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

@PaddleBoatTCo
@nordenfarm

Paddleboat Theatre Company's Website

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Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)

Dir: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore 2018 | 112 mins, US

Ralph and Vanellope must travel beyond Litwak’s Arcade and into the expansive world of the internet in search of a missing part to save Sugar Rush. Along the way they encounter pop-up ads, high stakes online auctions, Disney princesses and online driving games.

WHY? The sequel to hit family film Wreck-It Ralph

Click here to read the full review.

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £24

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! - Sing Along (PG)

Dir: Ol Parker 2018 | 114 mins, US

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

WHY? Sing along to a soundtrack packed with classic ABBA hits

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

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Bluegrass Concertini

Grab your tiny dancers and join us for a toe-tapping 45 minutes of American Bluegrass with a distinctly British twist.

With tunes you'll know and others you won’t, this versatile band will transport you to Nashville via the Thames Valley and back again.

The 11.30am concert is a Relaxed performance - ideal for families with babies and toddlers or Children with SEND.

WHY? A concert all about inspiring children and their grown-ups with live music in a relaxed and friendly environment

Suitable for all ages.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Please book a free baby seat for babies under 18 months.

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Stan & Ollie (PG)

Dir: Jon S Baird 2018 | 97 mins, UK/Ca/US

The heartwarming story of what would become Laurel & Hardy’s triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the duo embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, their love of performing, as well as for each other, endures.

WHY? ‘Insightful and endlessly touching’ ★★★★ 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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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Step out of 'busy, busy, doing, doing' and drop into just 'being'. Learn how to focus on the present to help manage thoughts and feelings and to improve mental wellbeing.

Spring
Tues 15 Jan, 19 Feb, 19 Mar, 16 Apr
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session


Suitable for 18+ years

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Mole & Gecko: The Show

A rapper and a singer. A mole and a gecko.

A river. A boat with no name.
A quest for adventure.
A quest with a duck!

Enjoy live songs, rap stories and instant poems as our heroes find out that what they thought they were searching for, might be less important than what they find along the way.

WHY? An interactive rap musical that you help create!

Age guidance: 5+ years

Presented by Simon Mole and Gecko.

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

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

Dir: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey 2018 | 117 mins, US

A fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. The story introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse - where more than one can wear the mask.

WHY? From the creative minds behind The Lego Movie

Click here to read the full review.

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £24

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London Klezmer Quartet

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

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

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

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

‘Dynamic and authentic’ Time Out

Studio
£15, £13 Supporters

London Klezmer Quartet Website

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Strictly Ann - An Evening with Ann Widdecombe

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£22

Ann Widdecombe's Website

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Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last twelve years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation.

WHY? Be mesmerised by square bubbles, rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles, flying saucer bubbles and more!

Age guidance: 5+ years.

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

@bubguy
@nordenfarm

Louis' Website

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Stuart Goldsmith - End Of

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

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

Featuring ultimates, absolutes and surprisingly few conclusions.

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

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

'Expert, charming stand-up' The Sunday Times

'A master of the form' The Independent

Studio
£10

@nordenfarm
@ComComPod

Stuart's Website

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Mary, Queen of Scots (15)

Dir: Josie Rourke 2018 | 124 mins, UK

Queen of France at 16, at 18 Mary is widowed. She returns to Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. By birth, Mary has a rival claim to the throne of Elizabeth I. Betrayal, rebellion and conspiracies within each court imperil both Queens - driving them apart, as each woman experiences the bitter cost of power.

WHY? ‘Saoirse Ronan rules over political drama’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Wednesday 27 February 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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Mirai (PG)

Dir: Mamoru Hosoda 2018 | 98 mins, Jp

Four-year-old Kun’s world is turned upside down when he meets his new baby sister. Named Mirai, the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. He becomes increasingly jealous. Then one day, he encounters strange guests from the past and future…

WHY? A sumptuous and magical adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are

Click here to read the full review.

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £24

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Sindhu Vee - Sandhog

The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, heads on tour.

Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Sindhu is the host of BBC Radio 4’s Comedy of the Week podcast. 

WHY? As seen on QI, Have I Got News for You and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

@sinhuvfunny
@nordenfarm

Sindhu's Website

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ROH Live: Don Quixote

165 mins.

Encore screening from The Royal Opera House. Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of this dazzling ballet. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea.

WHY? Sunny, charming, funny and touching – it is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Beautiful Boy (15)

Dir: Felix van Groeningen 2018 | 120 mins, US

Teenager Nicolas Sheff (Timothée Chalamet) seems to have it all - good grades, editor of the school newspaper, actor, artist and athlete. When Nic's addiction to meth threatens to destroy him, his desperate father does whatever he can to save his son and his family.

WHY? Based on the memoir Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and Tweak by his son, Nic Sheff

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 Arts Society Maidenhead

The Arts Society Maidenhead provides an exciting programme of monthly lectures on the third Monday of the month, covering a wide range of subjects.

The speakers are all engaging communicators, who excel in their field. The Society offers enjoyable opportunities to discover and support the arts of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Come along to make new friends in convivial surroundings.

To enquire about membership or to attend a lecture as a guest, please email maidenhead@theartssociety.org

Mon 12 Nov - Jo Walton - A Family Affair: Florence and The House of Medici
Mon 21 Jan - AGM & Andrew Prince – From Downton to Gatsby: Jewellery and Fashion 1890-1929
Mon 25 Feb - Alexandra Epps – John Piper: Master of Diversity
Mon 18 Mar - Paul Roberts – Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

If you are already a member, you can also pre-book a lunch meal deal for your next lecture, please click here for more information.

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John Kirkpatrick

John is a leading interpreter of English folk song and has also established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, anglo concertina, button accordion).

He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Steeleye Span and Brass Monkey, to name just a few.

WHY? ‘Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever’ fRoots Magazine

Presented by RM Promotions.

Studio
£16.50

John's Website

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Duos with a Difference

Violinists Steve Bingham and Brenda Stewart perform on violin, viola, electric violin, bass violin with live looping!

A wide range of music by Mozart, Mike Oldfield, Michael Jackson, Michael Nyman, Wienawski and more.

WHY? Hear violins play music as you’ve never heard it before

Courtyard Theatre
£15, MMS Members £10

Maidenhead Music Society's Website

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Experimental Drawing

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

A fun creative day exploring a variety of approaches to drawing in its broadest sense.

We will use a wide range of drawing materials applied with an odd assortment of tools! We will combine the drawn mark with collage and paint and use a variety of approaches to experiment and explore our subject matter.

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Andrew Maxwell - Showtime

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@andrewismaxwell
@nordenfarm

Andrew's website

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Ahir Shah - Duffer

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

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

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

Studio
£12

@AhirShah
@nordenfarm

Ahir's Website

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Colour and Shape 2

Led by Jo Hall

One Day Art Classes
Led by Jo Hall

10am – 3pm | £38 | Please bring own materials unless stated

Explore harmonious and discordant colour combinations. Make small abstract paintings exploring what happens when an unrelated hue is included with two closely related colours, then making a more considered painting. Reference artists will be Matisse, and Craigie Aitchison.

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Dire Streets

This six piece band have performed Dire Straits’ incredible back catalogue to thousands of theatre-goers across the UK.

No other tribute comes as close to reproducing Mark Knopfler’s distinctive guitar and vocal tones. For this gig, they are joined by special guest Steve Wiltshire on sax and flute.

WHY? Enjoy two hours of faithful renditions, skilfully played with the enthusiasm and respect they deserve

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@direstreetstrib
@nordenfarm

Dire Streets Website

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Soft Pastels: Which Surface?

Led by Jo Hall.

Each week we will experiment with a different pastel support for soft pastels. With such a variety of coloured and textured papers for pastel available, it can be hard to choose. This course will enable you to try a variety of papers and how to prepare some of your own surfaces.

Please bring your own pastels and equipment. Materials cost to tutor approximately £7.

Tues 5 Mar – 9 Apr
10am – 1pm
£99 per 6 week course

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John Percy: Metaphorically Speaking

In this exhibition, the artist presents paintings that explore choice, decision and chance as a metaphor for the process of living in a modern, complex world.

The aim is to make enigmatic, poetically powerful, contemplative objects expressing a sense of the continual struggle between necessary order and desirable anarchy.

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Discovering Alcohol Inks

Led by Kate Spencer-Millan.

A great class for any level of artist, learning together the creative capabilities of these inks. Each week is a different theme/subject, so you can explore all the possibilities. The class will teach a combination of techniques, with the opportunity to play and discover the inks for yourself.

Wed 6 Mar – 27 Mar
10am – 12.30pm
£60 for 4 week course, £16 materials cost to tutor

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Beowulf

Beowulf is a performance-game that invites you to explore the world of this legendary story… without leaving your seat.

Seth Kriebel describes another place, a frozen world of Vikings and monsters. The world of Beowulf. The audience offers instructions to move through the imagined place - working together to overcome obstacles and fight foes.

Accompanied by an evocative soundscape, Seth playfully immerses the audience in the world of the poem.

WHY? ‘Delivers both laughter and poetry’ ★★★★ The Stage

Ages guidance: 14+ years

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@sethkriebel
@nordenfarm

Seth's Website

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Robin Ince's Chaos of Delight

The multi-award winning comedian broadcaster and author returns.

The Sony Gold and Rose d'Or are just two of the awards he has won for his hugely popular Radio four series, The Infinite Monkey Cage. He received the Time Out award for outstanding contribution to comedy and has three Chortle comedy awards. Don’t miss his latest show!

WHY? ‘A bundle of fascinating and surprising digressions and uncanny impressions' ★★★★ The Times

Studio
£15 (£14 conc)

@robinince
@nordenfarm

Robin's Website

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Ink, Resist, Bleach & Wash

Led by Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials and see our website for more details.

We will explore the wonderful qualities of ink, bleach and resists in this fun experimental workshop.

Using a variety of approaches and techniques we will work through a series of sketches and exercises incorporating mark-making, loose washes, and a bit of splashing and spattering! Bring a big apron and an open mind!

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

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

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

WHY? ‘Lethally funny’ Metro

‘Absolutely hilarious’ Independent

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

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

@GlennWool
@nordenfarm

Glenn Wool's Website

Studio
£14

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The Amy Winehouse Experience - AKA Lioness

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

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

With support from Lauren Hope.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

The Amy Winehouse Experience Website

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

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

Spring
Sat 12 Jan, 9 Mar and 27 Apr
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee to tutor

Suitable for 18+ years.

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  •  27 Apr SOLD OUT
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Katsushika Hokusai Japanese Study

Led by Caroline Crawford

Painting Studies
Led by Caroline Crawford

Saturdays 10am – 3pm | £44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

Suitable for all levels of experience. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor. See our website for more details.

Based on the work of 16th century painter and printmaker of the Edo period, Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. We create a beautiful piece inspired by his work.

Working with a small range of colours students learn how to work and build their piece, with gouache watercolour paints. Finished with coloured pencils, & careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day Careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day by artist Caroline Crawford.

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

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

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

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

Age guidance: 14+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Shappi's Website

@ShappiKhorsandi
@nordenfarm

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The Vinyl Frontier: ABC vs Tears for Fears

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

Two of 80s pop’s finest groups go head to head showcasing their biggest-selling LPs.

In 1983 ABC released The Lexicon of Love, produced by Trevor Horn it was the soundtrack of early 1980s UK. Forward to 1985 and Tears for Fears reached their commercial zenith with a transatlantic smash hit LP. Both albums contain multiple hit singles and influenced many future artists.

Studio
£8

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Stuff by Tom Wells

Norden Farm Youth Theatre Academy stage this exciting new play in Norden Farm's Studio theatre as part of National Theatre Connections 2019.

Vinny's organising a surprise birthday party for his mate, Anita. It's not going well: his choice of venue is a bit misguided, Anita's not keen on leaving the house, and everyone else has their own stuff going on. Maybe a surprise party wasn't the best idea?

A play about trying (but not really managing) to help.

There will be another chance to catch the production at the Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton on Sunday 7 April.

Directed by Aislinn Hurst.

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Studio
£5

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Mile Twelve

Formed in Boston in 2014, Mile Twelve have performed extensively across the USA, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

In 2017, the band were awarded Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association. Their music draws on a range of diverse influences. Expect an evening of captivating songs and adventurous instrumentals.

WHY? An award-winning American band, beautifully walking the line between contemporary and traditional bluegrass and acoustic roots.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Mile Twelve's Website

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Nest

A stunning multi-sensory experience for pre-walking babies, their parents and carers.

Unfolding in a custom-built performance tent, Nest takes audiences on a journey through the seasons, using playful poetry, sound and song, captivating movement and tactile and sensory play.

WHY? Gentle, surprising and magical

Age guidance: 0-14 months

Presented by house. By Anna Beecher and Rachel Lincoln.

Studio
£12 standard (includes a baby under 18 months), additional babies/infants £8

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Tina May

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

In combination with the remarkable musicianship of Simon Marsh (alto and tenor sax) Alex Hutton (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's Website

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Angela Barnes: Rose-Tinted

Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC 2's Insert Name Here, BBC R4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC R4Extra) is back with her brand new show.

With stand up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life.

WHY? 'Feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines' The Scotsman

'She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic' The Guardian

'The pace is fast, the material strong and the delivery perfect' Chortle

Support act to be announced.

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc)

@AngelaBarnes
@nordenfarm

Angela's Website

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Drawing with Coloured Pens

By Jo Hall

One Day Art Classes
Led by Jo Hall

10am – 3pm | £38 | Please bring own materials unless stated

Nearly all of us have a variety of coloured pens but their potential for drawing is not always realised. Bring what you have, then mark make, doodle and think visually before launching into making intuitive drawings or a representational drawing from the objects or photographic reference supplied.

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Alan Johnson - In My Life

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Jewel Tones - Sing into Spring!

Join Jewel Tones, Crosfields Chamber Choir and the Abbey Junior School Chamber Choir for an afternoon of song.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

Jewel Tones Website

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One Night Only

Join BCA’s students as they present their ‘best of’ compilation of a year’s work, including musical theatre, pop music, sketches and dance.

The second act showcases the talents of their second year Level 3 students in their own devised mini-musical, their final performance with BCA.

WHY? An evening of music, dance, song and drama showcasing the aspirations of BCA’s talented young performers

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 students and under 18s)

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Megan Henwood & Findlay Napier

BBC Folk award winning singer-songwriter Megan Henwood creates folk roots music of beguiling purity.

Findlay Napier is one of the finest songwriters and storytellers of the contemporary Scottish folk scene. Their collaboration has led to the creation of songs about a hermit known as The North Pond Phantom, Georg Cantor’s struggle with infinity, maths and God and something about shepherds and leaders!

WHY? ‘Henwood has moved far beyond parameters into a world where anything is possible’ R2 Magazine

Presented by RM Promotions.

Studio
£16.50

@meganhenwood
@findlaynapier
@nordenfarm

Megan's Website
Findlay's Website

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Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

Students will be taken through the basics of the modern calligraphy style using pointed pens. Exploring how the script can be used to create beautiful cards and gifts. Very similar to copperplate, but with a modern twist.

Thur 21 Mar– 9 May (exc 4, 11, 18 Apr)
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 for 5 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor

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Ivo Graham - Motion Sickness

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

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

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

Studio
£12

Ivo's Website

@IvoGraham
@nordenfarm

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Linoprinting in Colour

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Take the simple process of linoprinting and explore a variety of different ways to introduce colour into your images. We will produce a set of single and multi-colour prints in this structured but relaxed workshop exploring techniques such as spot inking, rainbow rolls, chine colle, stencils & masks.

  •  22 Mar SOLD OUT
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A New Flame - The Simply Red Tribute Show

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16

A New Flame website

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Songs from Ireland

Pat Abernethy (from Belfast) and Dave Marsden (from Dublin) return to their Irish roots for this intimate evening of music and stories.

All the songs reflect the Irish spirit in its many forms - nostalgia, romance, emigration, politics, loss, humour and more. Between songs, you will also be regaled with stories from their days in Ireland.

WHY? Featuring songs from the likes of Paul Brady, Tommy Makem, The Furey Brothers, Van Morrison and Val Doonican

Presented by Isosceles.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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The Askew Sisters

Emily Askew and Hazel Askew (Lady Maisery) have become known as two of the foremost performers and interpreters of English folk music.

They rework and reinterpret songs and balladry, creating breathtaking arrangements. Both are skilled multi-instrumentalists and expert players of dance music - using fiddle, melodeon, concertina and cello in their innate drive to bring old dance music to life.

WHY? ‘This is traditional folk in a fine, fresh form’ The Telegraph

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

@AskewSisters
@nordenfarm

The Askew Sisters Website

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Odyssey

Stranded war hero Odysseus must struggle against the odds to get home to his wife.

But can he battle his way through grumpy gods, naughty nymphs, monocular monsters and over a hundred sleazy suitors? All whilst wearing an Ancient Greek robe that looks suspiciously like a bedsheet?

WHY? The Pantaloons present a hilarious new verse adaptation of the most epic journey of all time

Presented by The Pantaloons.

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@ThePantaloons
@nordenfarm

The Pantaloons Website

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Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

  1. A horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England - where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food and talk endlessly about the weather.

The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Judge for yourself as a crack team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life.

WHY? Catch this rib-tickling show before it heads to New York for an off-Broadway run!

Presented by Fol Espoir in collaboration with The Real MacGuffins.

Studio
£15 (£13 Supporters)

@realmacguffins
@folesp
@nordenfarm

Fol Espoir's Website
The Real MacGuffins Website

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Whiteline Woodcut Printing

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Where watercolour meets printmaking! Tips, tricks and shortcuts – the easy way to do Japanese style woodcuts!

We will take this ancient art and make it into something fun, accessible and simple to do. All tools and wood will be provided and printing will be done with tubes of watercolour paints – perfect for printing at home with a minimum of equipment.

  •  29 Mar SOLD OUT
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Odette Michell and Richard Lee

Odette Michell is an English folk singer-songwriter.

She has shared the bill with artists such as Eddi Reader, Bob Dylan and Jools Holland and most recently supported Phil Beer of Show of Hands fame.

Richard Lee, Norden Farm's resident guitar tutor, is a singer-songwriter with a powerful voice and distinctive guitar style. He delivers songs that are effortlessly upbeat and uniquely compelling. Expect hints of Rock, Nashville Americana and Country.

WHY? Richard and Odette present an intimate evening of music, playing and singing on each others songs

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@odettemichell
@Richleemusic
@nordenfarm

Odette's Website
Richard's Website

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Maidenhead Drama Festival

A week-long festival of one-act plays from local youth and adult groups, with comments each evening from a professional adjudicator and a host of trophies to be won.

WHY? Join us for the whole week and see if you agree with the final choices!

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£9 conc)

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Stephen Bailey: Our Kid

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

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

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

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

Age Guidence: 16+ years

Studio
£14

@stephencomedy
@nordenfarm

Stephen's Website

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Gospel Concertini

Celebrate Mother's Day with an uplifting family concert featuring the astonishing vocal talents of London’s dynamic IDMC Gospel Choir.

Bring the whole family and enjoy singing, dancing and clapping along to hits by Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers and Jackie Wilson, as well as traditional Gospel Songs.

The 11.30am concert is a Relaxed performance - ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND.

WHY? Music to inspire you!

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
£36 Family and Friends (4 people)
Please book a free baby seat for babies under 18 months.

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Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock and more

Jo Edworthy (mezzo-soprano) with David Alexander (piano) and Benjamin Aldren (clarinet) - perform songs by Debussy and Sondheim as well as Schubert’s beautiful Shepherd on the Rock.

Hear singer, piano and clarinet in different combinations in an evening of music both familiar and a surprise.

WHY? Beautiful intimate music performed by virtuosos

Courtyard Theatre
£15, MMS members £10

Maidenhead Music Society's Website

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Suzi Ruffell - Nocturnal

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

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

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

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

Studio
£12

Suzi's Website

@suziruffell
@nordenfarm

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The Vinyl Frontier: Your Best...Cover Version

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

10 participants present their favourite cover version on vinyl.

We’ll hear a snippet of the original and then play the full cover version on vinyl. Which one will the audience decide is the best?

Studio
£8

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Women in Rock

A fitting tribute to all women that simply rock!

Join these powerhouse vocalists, backed by a dynamic band for two hours of hits. Featuring songs from the world's greatest female rock legends such as Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Stevie Nicks, Blondie, Chrissie Hynde, Pink and Cher.

WHY? A showstopping night of entertainment that will leave you cheering for more!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@womeninrock
@nordenfarm

Women in Rock's Website

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Poppies Landscape in Watercolours and Pencil

Led by Caroline Crawford

Painting Studies
Led by Caroline Crawford

Saturdays 10am – 3pm | £44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

Suitable for all levels of experience. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor. See our website for more details.

Working from imagery we create the atmosphere of an English landscape. Working with a range of colours students learn how to build and layer watercolour washes and create a landscape with delicate poppies in the foreground. Careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day by artist Caroline Crawford

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Scratch: Choreographic Platform

Five different dance artists share brand new works.

A captivating evening of contemporary dance theatre that gives emerging artists a unique platform. Curated by Charlie Dixon (4Motion Dance Theatre co and Charlie Dixon Dance), in conjunction with GradLab Project at The Point. The choreographers will be available at the end to take any feedback or questions.

WHY? Join professional dancers and choreographers for an evening of bite sized contemporary dance

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

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Family Ceilidh

A live band, easy to learn dance steps and lots of laughter for a Sunday afternoon.

Join us for a reel and a jig around the Long Barn.

WHY? A great way for families to spend some fine quality time together

Long Barn
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32
Please book a free baby seat for babies under 18 months.

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ROH Live: La Forza del Destino

255 mins.

Encore screening from The Royal Opera House, directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano. A story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy.

WHY? Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic opera

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Quest! Next Steps: Dance Intensive

Led By Charlie Dixon.

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for three jam packed days. Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique in class, learn routines and create your own choreography.

Mon 8 – Wed 10 Apr
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 Advantage Card)

Suitable for ages 8+ years. No audition necessary.

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The Enormous Turnip

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

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

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

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

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

Age guidance: 3-10 years

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

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Quest Family Fest Exhibition

Working with local Maidenhead schools, this interactive exhibition is part of the brand new Quest Family Fest.

Navigate your way through a host of creative adventures and fearlessly explore a land where imagination rules supreme.

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Quest! Art Daze

Led by Michaela Clarke.

Calling all budding artists and young creatives! Immerse yourself in three whole days of arts and crafts.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Wed 10 – Fri 12 Apr
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 Advantage Card holders)

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Myra Dubois: We Wish You a Myra Christmas

The self-declared siren of South Yorkshire presents a festive spectacular in what is undoubtedly the best Christmas show you’ll see this summer!

Join Myra for an evening of off-season seasonal sing-a-longs and summertime yule-tide anecdotes from her Christmases past, all delivered in her trademark acerbic wit!

WHY? ‘Incredibly quick witted comedy’ ★★★★★ The Scotsman

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

@myradubois
@nordenfarm

Myra's Website

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REMbrandt

REMbrandt play the hits and album tracks from every era of iconic band R.E.M, with the spirit and passion of the band themselves.

With new BBC live recordings being made available, now is the perfect time to reconnect with the sound, energy and performance of one of the most brilliantly diverse bands of our time.

WHY? Expect hits such as Losing My Religion, Man on The Moon, The One I Love, Shiny Happy People and Everybody Hurts


Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Gyles Brandreth - Break a Leg!

They say all political careers end in tears.

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

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

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

‘Total joy’ ★★★★★ Scotsman

Suitable for ages 11+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@GlyesB1
@nordenfarm

Gyles Brandreth's Website

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ArtiSpring Fair

Back by popular demand - the Spring event in our popular collection of seasonal artisan fairs. Local makers and crafts people inhabit the 18th century long barns with handmade treasures.

Browse stalls including jewellery, gifts, accessories, candles, glassware, artwork and more!

WHY? This Springtime event joins the Christmas Artisan Fair and Summer Artisun Fair in the arts and crafts market calendar of Berkshire

Long Barn and Nordens Free entry

If you are interested in having a stall at our Spring event please click here to fill in our application form.

  •  14 Apr FREE
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Family Silent Disco

Our Silent Discos have been so popular, that we’ve decided to host one where all ages can join in the fun!

Grab your grown-ups and head on down to the friendliest disco in town.

WHY? Pull some shapes, bust a move and get into the groove on our Studio dance floor

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Please book a free baby seat for babies under 18 months.

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Quest! Make a Play in 3 Days

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Create a play from scratch in just three days! Explore different elements of theatre such as acting and script writing before performing your masterpiece at the end of the course.

Suitable for ages 10+ years.

Mon 15 – Wed 17 Apr
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 Advantage Card holders)

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Nick Sharratt's Right Royal Drawalong

Draw along with acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt!

He'll be showing you how to sketch favourite characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways of creating fantastic creatures like dragons and unicorns, and giving loads of top tips. To celebrate his latest book Nice Work for the Cat and the King everything will have a special 'royal' twist!

WHY? Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in

Age guidance: 4+ years

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

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Singalong Concertini with the R'n'Beatles

The band perform a blistering set of terrific tunes - all played in that great Beatles style!

Bring the whole family and sing your socks off to belters such as Long Tall Sally, Twist and Shout and Rock ‘n’ Roll Music. Children can dance, sing or just chill out on our bean bags.

The 11.30am concert is a Relaxed performance - ideal for families with babies and toddlers, or Children with SEND.

Suitable for all ages.

WHY? Music to sing-along to!

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Please book a free baby seat for babies under 18 months.

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You Choose

A different story in every show – where you choose what happens!

Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt. Using the picture book as inspiration and through a series of games and challenges each show will come up with a unique story, with different characters every time!

WHY? From the team who brought us Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary

Presented by Nonsense Room Productions

Age guidance: 2-7 years

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

@Nroomproduction
@nordenfarm

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RSC Live: As You Like It

Run time tbc.

Live screening from Stratford-upon-Avon. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

WHY? Kimberley Sykes directs a riotous production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Chicken Licken

A recipe of food, puppets and music following the adventures of a growing chick and her encounters with a hungry fox

A baby chick is born and thinks the sky is falling down. Chicken Licken grows up to be the Little Red Hen and asks her friends to help her make bread, but no one wants to play!

WHY? A trilogy of classic tales from the Ladybird books - Chicken Licken, The Little Red Hen and The Fox and the Hen

Presented by DNA.

Age guidance: 3-8 years.

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

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

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

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

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

Join me to step backwards into the future.

WHY? ‘Stand up Gold’ The Guardian

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

‘Wickedly witty Stuff’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Robin Morgan - Honeymoon

Welsh stand-up Robin Morgan is about to go on his first UK tour.

One small issue: he’s only just got married and is spending his actual honeymoon performing to the nation. Surely there’s a good reason why he’s doing it? There is. You’ll just have to come and find out. Robin has written for BBC’s Have I Got News for You and The Now Show.

WHY? ‘A phenomenal comic. Utterly hilarious’ Broadway Baby

Studio
£12

@robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

Robin's Website

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Blue County

Aaron Benward and Scott Reeves both had impressive professional resumés before they brought their voices together.

Aaron toured and recorded with his gospel singer father while Scott was encouraged to sing as a youngster by family friend Glen Campbell. They bring together a natural flair for harmony. Blue County have toured extensively with Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. They have also been featured artists in People Magazine.

WHY? Three Time CMA and ACM Nominated Duo of the Year with six US Billboard Top 40 hits

Studio
£15

@BlueCountyMusic
@nordenfarm

Blue County's Website

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The Linos Piano Trio

First Prize winner of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the Linos Piano Trio of piano, violin and cello is increasingly recognised as one of Europe's most creative and dynamic trios.

The trio possesses a colourful and distinctive musical voice and was praised for its ‘slow-burning, gripping performance’ by The Strad. Their programme includes trios by Beethoven, Brahms and Ravel.

WHY? One of Europe’s best piano trios plays exquisite music

Courtyard Theatre
£17, MMS Members £12

@LinosPianoTrio
@nordenfarm

Linos Piano Trio's Website

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Coldplace: A Tribute to Coldplay

Coldplace capture the feeling of a live Coldplay performance - the music, the visuals, the energy and the atmosphere.

In 12 years, the band have performed over 600 gigs across the UK and in over twenty different countries worldwide. They have appeared on Sky News, BBC Radio 1 and 2, and The Gadget Show.

WHY? The band have played at major festivals alongside Bob Geldof, KT Tunstall, Ringo Starr and The Kaiser Chiefs to name but a few.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@ColdplaceCP
@nordenfarm

Coldplace's Website

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Sounds Echoed with The Paul Jordanous Jazz Ensemble

The stunning, original and expansive ensemble return to Norden Farm following their recent UK tour.

Paul Jordanous (trumpet) is a London based trumpeter, pianist, composer arranger. He has been a regular on the jazz, funk and soul scenes for the last 13 years. He is joined by Piers Green (sax), Leo Appleyard (guitar), Sam Leak (piano), Kevin Glasgow (bass) and Ted Carrasco (drums).

WHY? ‘Jordanous's calibre as a masterful craftsman is a treasure to behold’ Blues and Soul Magazine

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) £5 under 16s

Paul's Website

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Spring Ceilidh

You’ll be in safe hands with the expert calling and playing from our band Nedron’s Jig.

The band formed specially for Norden Farm's Ceilidhs and between them play Squeezebox, Fiddle, Mandola and Bass. The four musicians consist of two from the folk super-group Feast of Fiddles and two from the band Phungus.

Caller Brian Jones will be on hand to guide you through all the dances. Brian has been involved in Folk Dance for many years, he calls not only the traditional favourites, but also his own original routines. His dances are used by dance callers right across the British Isles!

Dances include the likes of Nottingham Swing, Cumberland Square 8, Virginia Reel, Bridge at Athlone, Gay Gorden’s, Dashing White Sgt and The Willow Tree. Expect familiar tunes including Atholl Highlanders, Rogue’s March and Dashing White Sergeant.

WHY? A social evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn - no experience necessary!

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Adam Riches - The Adam Riches Experience

Enjoy a unique show of off the wall, absurd and downright hilarious live comedy from the Edinburgh Comedy Award winner.

From edge of your seat audience participation to masterful character creations - no two shows are alike. Adam has been nominated for The Times South Bank Show Breakthrough award, three Chortle Awards and also named Time Out Comedy’s Person of the Year.

WHY? ★★★★★ Independent | ★★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★★ The Scotsman | ★★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★★ Chortle

Age guidance: 16+ years

Studio
£12

@TigcoRiches
@nordenfarm

Adam's Tour Website

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ROH Live: Faust

225 mins.

Live screening from the Royal Opera House of Gounod’s enthralling opera. Faust trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle.

WHY? Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Government Inspector

Presented by Shifting Sands.

The Mayor of a small town is in a cold sweat. News has reached him of an imminent investigation by a high-ranking government official who is travelling incognito – The Government Inspector!

The town’s officials are thrown into a panicked frenzy. They waste no time to cover up the misdirected contracts, misuse of public money, the bribes, fiddled expenses, abuses of office… corruption that has been going on for years!

Matters spiral hysterically out of control when they believe that a stranger in the town is the real Government Inspector.

The Government Inspector written in 1835 by Gogol is an hilarious satire about corruption in a world where, increasingly desperate to hide their wrongdoings and keep the supposed Government Inspector happy, everyone loses their moral compass.

WHY? An updated version Gogol’s classic satire - faithful to the themes of the original. Expect engaging, accessible, exhilarating theatre

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

Shifting Sands Website

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

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

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

'A hit' ★★★★ The Times

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

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

Studio
£12

@nordenfarm
@jlukeroberts

John-Luke Robert's Website

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Oye Santana

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18.50

@OyeSantanaBand
@nordenfarm

Oye Santana's Website

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Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Fresh from a complete sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Alfie Brown is going on his first UK Tour and he remains charming and disgusting.

His new show is about identity politics, trying to be a good father in a horrible world and being responsibly horny in the wake of wide-spread male sex crimes. He provides no answers, only questions. Society's new-found fondness for moral certainty is the subject of a search and destroy mission by Brown. They were wrong all along, it turns out if you believe in something, you’ll fall for anything.

WHY? ★★★★ The Times | ★★★★ The Evening Standard | ★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ The List | ★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@abcomedian
@nordenfarm

Alfie's Tour Website

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Alistair McGowan - Introductions to Classical Piano

After the success of his piano album (released through Sony Classical) and his tour in 2018, Alistair McGowan is back with the show that brings together all his talents.

Alongside tracks from the album, Alistair will play some other short classic piano pieces: from Gershwin to Grieg, Mompou to Mendelssohn, Satie to Schubert. Join Alistair as he talks a little about the history of each piece, the composer and his own connection to the music.

WHY? Expect a lot of beautiful music (with the odd mistake!), some interesting stories and a sprinkling of his trademark impressions.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Credit: Sony
Music Photograph: Christopher Dunlop

Alistair's Website

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NT Live: All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

directed by Jeremy Herrin

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.
But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter.

With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

WHY? Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin)

Courtyard Theatre
£15

All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong

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Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf: Prophet Sharing

Two great religions. Two great comedians.

The descendants of Abraham may have gone their separate ways but now stand-up comedian friends Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf – both stars of their own BBC shows – are joining forces in the most-unlikely double-act since Kermit and Miss Piggy (who neither Ashley and Imran can eat!) Originally brought together by a passion for the same football team, the pair are travelling the UK uniting people of every faith and none for an evening of laughter.

WHY? 'A slickly funny stand-up show' New York Times on Ashley Blaker

‘Imagine John Oliver in a yarmulke' New York Post on Ashley Blaker

‘A special vein of comic material' ★★★★ Financial Times on Ashley Blaker

‘Intelligent, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny’ Time Out on Imran Yusuf

‘An hour of cheek and charm' ★★★★ The Independent on Imran Yusuf

‘Sharp, passionate and uplifting’ Daily Telegraph on Imran Yusuf

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)


Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions

@AshleyBlaker
@imranyusuf
@nordenfarm

Ashley's Website
Imran's Website

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Bilal Zafar - Lovebots

Best Newcomer nominee 2016 and Hackney Empire (NATYS) winner is back with a brand-new show!

Social media has been taken over by bots spreading hate, fear and influencing how we vote. In Lovebots, Bilal has made his own bots to fight back, except these bots only want to spread love and compassion.

As seen and heard on BBC Three, Channel 4, MTV, BBC iPlayer, and BBC Radio 4.

WHY? 'Witty and absorbing... highly entertaining' Times

'Delivers big laughs' Guardian

‘Fascinating and hilarious in equal measure' i-D

'A natural storyteller with a very likeable stage presence' ★★★★★ Shortcom.co.uk

Studio
£12

@Zafarcakes
@nordenfarm

Bilal's Website

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Duckie

by Le Gateau Chocolat

Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, with a message of respect and self-acceptance at its core.

‘Totally engrossing… all are won over by the sheer magnetism of the performance’ ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

Family-friendly glamour and glitz take centre stage as critically-acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell as Duckie, in his first work for children.

Set in an animal circus, we join him on his search to find a tribe and be accepted. Walking a little differently? Sounding a bit strange? Looking unlike the rest? Watch Duckie triumph by realising these are his strengths.

A classic tale of identity and belonging told through music, narration and dress-up, topped with Le Gateau Chocolat’s distinctive baritone vocals.

WHY? ‘A baritone voice that makes the earth shake’ Basement Jaxx

'Duckie is a beautiful, thoughtful show... Salvation isn’t going to be found by turning into a beautiful swan – it comes from accepting yourself and realising it’s ok to be different’ Circles and Stalls

'Duckie delivers a message of acceptance and tolerance that resonates with adults and sews a seed in young children that hopefully blossoms in every new generation’
Live Art Alive

‘A reinvention of family theatre’ ★★★★★ Critics Choice, The Reviews Hub

Le Gateau Chocolat: 2018 Total Theatre Significant Contribution Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Age guidance: 3+ years. For the young and young at heart.

Studio (40 mins)
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

Summer 2019 tour dates presented by house.
Supported by Arts Council England.

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Charlie Baker presents The Greatest Goat of All Time

World premiere of this fresh, funny, fantastical story.

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

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

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

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

WHY? ‘A very special show’ Blue Peter

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

Charlie's Website

@BakersTweet
@nordenfarm

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Lucy Porter - Pass It On

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

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

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

‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's Website

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Radio Active

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

Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions.

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Mark Watson – The Infinite Show

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

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

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? ‘He sparkles with originality and verve' Chortle

'A kind of unstoppably funny Superhero' Sunday Times

'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£19

@watsoncomedian
@nordenfarm

Mark Watson's Website

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Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

A brand new stand-up show following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo and a sell-out Fringe, one of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour. Sunday Times Best of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.

He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, and loads more.

WHY? 'A joke heavy show with gags a plenty' The List

'Passionate and rib-tickling. An illuminating, heartfelt performance. Highly recommended!' EdFestMagazine

'He paints us pictures with fantastical words and images... it's almost impossible not to like him' ThreeWeeks

@chrismccausland
@nordenfarm

Chris' Website

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An Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville

Hundred Watt Club return to Norden Farm with with their ravishing, risque and ridiculous evening of burlesque, comedy and cabaret!

Prepare to be teased by the cream of the glittering UK burlesque scene, to roll in the aisles at riotous comedy and be awestruck by incredible circus stunts. Expect the unexpected, but be ready for a good old fashioned, bawdy and champagne soaked variety show!

The Lowdown:
Hundred Watt Club heartily employ and embrace adult themes, partial nudity and strong language – over 18s only. Not for the faint hearted or easily offended! There’s no dress code but dressing up to the nines is encouraged, we love it when our audiences look red carpet ready (but if you’re more comfy in jeans then by all means wear them!).

What the critics say:
'Old school mischief and timeless raunchiness collide at the Hundred Watt Club. Hats - and corsets - off to Lena Mae for an excellent night of entertainment' Sussex Express

'Harking back to the gin drenched halcyon days of a grimy Berlin nightclub in the 1930s, Hundred Watt Club sparkles, fizzles and shines brightly on a dark night' Fringereview.co.uk

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

Presented by Hundred Watt Club

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

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Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A **** - An Evening with Gill Sims

Author of online sensation Peter and Jane, Gill Sims is the number one best-selling author behind Why Mummy Drinks, its follow up Why Mummy Swears and the recently announced Why Mummy Doesn't Give a...

Join Gill as she is interviewed about her blog, books, character and much more! There will be readings from her books and also a chance to ask Gill questions from the audience. Books will be available to purchase and sign as well.

Why Mummy Drinks spent over six months in the Sunday Times bestsellers Top Ten and was the number one bestselling debut hardback novel of 2017. Gill's second book Why Mummy Swears, published in early 2018, was a Number One Sunday Times bestseller for seven consecutive weeks and has spent a total of 18 weeks in the Top Ten. Since publication of her first book just over a year ago Gill has sold over half a million books.

Mummy has an idea... when she can get away from all the other ideas, that the world is full of mums who go to advanced yoga classes, get tiddly on a half glass of white wine, and attend polite book clubs.

Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night, of women with sensible haircuts who live only for their family and stand in the playground trying to trump each other by bragging about their offspring's academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and their latest overseas holidays.

Instead, she clutches a large and full glass of wine, muttering 'FML' over and over again, until she remembers that great idea...

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Due to exceptional demand and an array of sold out dates all over the UK, Britain's leading one-liner comic extends his brand new 2018 tour with even more dates for 2019.

He returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this highly acclaimed show. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

WHY? ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers...Quite brilliant’ ★★★★ Scotsman

‘A master craftsman’ ★★★★ Times

‘One of Britain's grandmasters of the one-liner' ★★★★ Chortle

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@GaryDelaney
@nordenfarm

Gary's Website

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Luke Kempner - House of Faces

Comedian and Impressionist Luke Kempner hosts an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits.

Expect celebrities, politicians and even royalty going head to head in Luke’s hit show; House of Faces.

As seen and heard on Celebrity Big Brother (Channel 5), The Imitation Game (ITV), The Royal Variety Performance 2018 (ITV), The Week That Wasn’t (Sky One), Murder In Successville (BBC3) and The Now Show (Radio 4).

WHY? 'A remarkable talent for impersonations’ ★★★★ Telegraph

‘Gloriously funny’ Independent

‘Blummin genius’ Dawn French

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@LukeKempner
@nordenfarm

Luke's Website

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The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?
One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.

Featuring inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.

'Move over War Horse, this polar puppet is magic' The Guardian

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

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

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

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

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