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Of Mice and Men

By 124 Studios

124 Studios returns to Norden Farm with a diverse collection of artworks from an established group of artists. Drawings, paintings and prints depicting humans and animals.

Artists include Josie Clouting, Michael Restrick and Lu Willis. With guest artist Harriet Brittain.

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Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock 'n' Roll

116 mins.

A once storied seaside resort, Asbury Park erupted in flames during a summer of civil unrest, crippling the town for the next 45 years and reducing it to a state of urban blight.

The riot destroyed the fabled Westside jazz and blues scene, but from the flames of the burning city emerged the iconic Jersey sound.

Asbury sons Steven Van Zandt, Southside Johnny Lyon and Bruce Springsteen return to the legendary Upstage, the psychedelic after hours club where they got their start.

WHY? Featuring never before seen footage, as Van Zandt, Southside Johnny, and Springsteen play a now legendary concert to a sold out Paramount Theater

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

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).

Summer
Thur 16 May – 6 Jun and 13 Jun – 11 Jul
10am - 11.30pm and 12pm - 1.30pm
£63 per 5 week course
£51 per 4 week course

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

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

Summer
Thur 2 May – 22 Aug (exc 1 Aug)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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ROH Live: Within The Golden Hour /New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Flight Pattern

195 mins.

Encore screenings from the Royal Opera House. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern is a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. And a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui brings the contemporary truly up-to-date.

WHY? Two recent works and one world premiere showcase the contemporary face of the Royal Ballet

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Modern Calligraphy for Improvers

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

This exciting course covers techniques and design. Modern calligraphy is a growing art form seen on high streets, advertising and gifts. Wherever you are, it is there. Why not improve your techniques and design style and see if you can find your unique self-expression.

Summer
Thur 16 May – 13 Jun
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course, £10 approx. materials cost to tutor

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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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Steve Bugeja and Ray Badran

Steve Bugeja was crowned the BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner in 2013.

As seen on ITV2’s Love Island Aftersun and Comedy Central’s Russell Howard’s Stand
Up Central.

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

Ray Badran is an Australian stand-up comedian and writer. Currently based in
London, he’s a regular at comedy rooms and festivals across the UK.

WHY? A night of new material ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Studio
£10

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Wild Rose (15)

Dir: Tom Harper 2018 | 100 mins, UK

Rose-Lynn Harlan is fresh out of jail. She wants to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion has had a bellyful of her Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job and finds an unlikely champion.

WHY? An uplifting story starring Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters and Sophie Okonedo

'Jessie Buckley gives a star-making performance' Variety

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Summer
Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

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

Summer
Fri 26 Apr – 24 May, Fri 7 Jun – 12 Jul (exc 19 Jul) and Fri 26 Jul – 23 Aug
9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course

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).

Summer
Fri 26 Apr – 24 May, Fri 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul (drop in session)
10am – 12pm
£84 per course, £16.80 drop in session

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.

Summer
Fridays (exc 31 May, 19 Jul)
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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Monoprinting: Line and Layer

Led by Karen Carter

Learn the basics of this simple hand -printing process and produce a set of single and multi -colour prints in this structured but relaxed workshop.

Fri 24 May
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £6 materials cost to tutor

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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

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

Summer
Fri 26 Apr – 24 May, Fri 7 Jun – 12 Jul (exc 19 Jul) and Fri 26 Jul – 23 Aug
11am – 12.15m
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Red Joan (12A)

Dir: Trevor Nunn 2019 | 101 mins, UK

Joan Stanley lives in contented retirement. Her tranquil existence is shockingly shattered as she’s arrested by MI5. Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history. Inspired by an extraordinary true story.

WHY? Starring Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore and Tom Hughes

'Inspired by the true story of KGB spy Melita Norwood' Hollywood Reporter

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 Friday 24 May 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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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).

Summer
Fri 26 Apr – 24 May, Fri 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul (drop in session)
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course, £16.80 drop in session

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Pilates - Intermediate (Fridays)

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.

Fri 10 May - 26 Jul
12.30pm
£12 per class
£50 per 5-week course

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Mid90s (15)

Dir: Jonah Hill 2018 | 85 mins, US

Stevie is a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era Los Angeles. He spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop. A tale of youthful rebellion, featuring an evocative soundtrack.

WHY? The directorial debut of actor Jonah Hill

'What the moments add up to, in their artfully random way, is an adventure' Variety

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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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. 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.

Summer
Fridays (from Fri 3 May)
5pm – 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Bilal Zafar - Lovebots

Best Newcomer nominee 2016 and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 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' The Times

'Delivers big laughs' The 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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Greta (15)

Dir: Neil Jordan 2018 | 99 mins, Ir/US

Frances is a sweet, naïve young woman. She returns a handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner – eccentric French piano teacher Greta. Frances quickly grows close to widowed Greta. But Greta’s maternal charms begin grow increasingly disturbing.

WHY? A suspense thriller starring Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz

'With these two dynamo actresses front and center, this nail-biter keeps you riveted' Rolling Stone

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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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.

Summer
Saturdays (from 11 May, exc 1 Jun)
10am – 11am
£67 per 10 week term


Suitable for 6+ years.

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Inspirational Mixed-Media Techniques for Textile Work

Led by Artsie Workshops.

Have fun exploring a range of dyeing, painting and resist techniques using fabric and paper. From your collections of dyed fabrics, create small-scale fabric designs.

Sat 25 May
11am – 1.30pm
£40

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Tunde Jegede: New Worlds Tour - Visions of a Traveller

A concert that follows the journey of two legendary travellers; DH Lawrence in Mexico and Ibn Battuta in Medieval Africa.

Featuring multimedia visuals, the concert is a journey through time from the Pre-Columbian music of South America to the medieval Malian Royal Court music of the griots and the kora.

Tunde Jegede and Rafael Guel are two of the most established artists in their distinct traditions. Together they combine to find a new, common musical language of transcendence.

Tunde Jegede is a world-renowned composer, renaissance man, kora player and multi-instrumentalist who has brought his particular concept of African Classical Music to a wide international audience.

Rafael Guel is a celebrated Mexican artist and multi-instrumentalist who plays an array of traditional flutes, vihuela (baroque guitar) and percussion. His music carries the essence of the Pre-Columbian musical heartbeat.

WHY? ’A stunning exponent of the Kora’ The Independent

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Tunde Jegede's 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.

Summer
Sun 5 May – 25 Aug (exc 16 Jun)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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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!

Summer
Sun 26 May, 23 Jun, 14 Jul and 25 Aug
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.

Summer
Sun 12 May – 25 Aug (exc Sun 19 May)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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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!

The crafts for May Half Term are:

Mon 27 May - Bunting
Tues 28 May - Reptiles (Chameleon & Snake)
Wed 29 May - Weather (Rainbow Mobile and 3D Rainy Picture)
Thur 30 May - Duck & Swan
Fri 31 May - Africa (Mask and Collar)
Sat 1 Jun - Bug Crowns and Bracelets Making

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Caroline Crawford.

A sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now. Professional artist Caroline Crawford leads this creative community. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence and meet new people!

Mon 20 May - 10 June, 17 Jun – 8 Jul, 15 Jul – 5 Aug (exc 29 July), 12 Aug – 9 Sept (exc 26 Aug)
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

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Storytelling

11am and 1.30pm.

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

This May Half Term the stories will be:

Mon 27 May - The Very Hungry Caterpiller

Tues 28 May - Winnie The Pooh

Wed 29 May - The Ugly Duckling

Thur 30 May - Pippa Longstocking

Fri 31 May - The Mousehole Cat

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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Morgan & West's Magic Show for Kids & Childish Grown-ups!

Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!

Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105!

WHY? 'Hilarious and good for all ages' Primary Times

'Hugely talented' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

'Superbly crafted' ★★★★ The Stage

60 minutes.

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

@nordenfarm
@MorganandWest

Morgan and West's website

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Mon 20 May – 24 Jun and 15 Jul – 19 Aug
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Mon 20 May – 24 Jun and 15 Jul – 19 Aug
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£42 per 6 week course


Suitable for 18+ years

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Animals and Figures in the Landscape

Led by Jo Hall.

Working in pastel and/or watercolour this course will help you breathe life into your landscape painting by including animal and human forms. Using photographic reference, we will depict animals and birds both distant and at close quarters.

Tues 21 May – 25 Jun
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

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Half Term Concertini with The Polka Dots

Grab your tiny dancers and join us for upbeat originals and cover songs, high energy dance routines and on-stage charisma.

Vintage vocal harmony band The Polka Dots bring the best of 1940s and 50s classics - plus some modern numbers with a retro
twist!

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

WHY? Guaranteed to have the even the tiredest of feet tapping!

Age Guidance: 0 -8 years.

45 minutes.

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

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Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun (U)

Dir: Mark Baker 2019 | 68 mins

The muddiest ever festival comes to celebrate 15 years of Peppa Pig! Join the party with Peppa and George in their brand new adventures. They dance in the mud at a children’s festival, celebrate Grandpa Pig’s birthday and take a trip to the cinema.

WHY? Enjoy 10 brand new episodes!

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

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Dumbo (PG)

Dir: Tim Burton 2019 | 130 mins, US

Circus owner Max Medici enlists help to care for a newborn elephant - Dumbo. Dumbo’s oversized ears make him a laughingstock in their struggling circus. When they discover that Dumbo can fly – he attracts the attention of persuasive entrepreneur…

WHY? An all-new live action adaptation of Disney’s classic film

'There’s plenty of humour and pathos in the director’s re-imagining of the animated Disney classic' ★★★★ The Independent

Click here to read the full review.

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

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Russell Howard - Work In Progress

Russell Howard is back to test out some brand new material in intimate surroundings alongside some of his favourite comedians.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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.

40 minutes.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps, but please book a free ticket for them.

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

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Sarah Dalton - A Sense of Place

Sarah's landscape paintings meander across gently undulating surfaces such as fired white earthenware ceramic.

They are often inspired by the wild North Pennines where she lives, as well as by her years in China. They aim to capture something of the atmosphere and power of the fleeting moment.

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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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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Missing Link (PG)

Dir: Chris Butler 2019 | 95 mins, US/Ca

Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. He sets out to discover the world’s most legendary creature - The Missing Link. Together they go on a daring quest to seek out Link’s distant relatives.

WHY? Comedy adventure featuring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis

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

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Gareth Richards & Katie Mulgrew

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Join Gareth Richards for his latest funny, stupid, stand up show. As seen on Russell Howard's Good News and Live at the Electric on BBC Three.

'Richards is a charming, engaging performer' The Scotsman

Katie Mulgrew is a stand-up comedian, writer and soup enthusiast. She’s written for Radio 4’s News Quiz and performed two Edinburgh Festival solo stand up shows.

‘Among the best on the Fringe’ Metro

WHY? Top comedians preview new material ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Festival

Studio
£10

@garethrichards
@KatieMulg
@nordenfarm

Gareth Richard's Website
Katie Mulgrew's Website

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Avengers: Endgame (cert tbc)

Dir: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo 2019 | Run time tbc, US

The remaining Avengers must prepare for an epic showdown with Thanos - the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe. Featuring an all-star cast including Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Karen Gillan.

WHY? Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films

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

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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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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Matthew Read Trio

Formed in 2015, the Matthew Read Trio brings together three like-minded approaches for music making, creating an exciting new performance every time they play.

Drawing influence from the bands of Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Paul Motianand many more, the group bring a fresh edge to the world of the guitar trio.

Featuring Benedict Wood (guitar), Arthur Newell (drums) and Matthew Read (double bass).

WHY? ‘Proof indeed that the British Jazz scene at the moment is in incredible form’ Chris Philips, Jazz FM

‘Lean yet supple, song-like melody is the chief feature here, set in service of a mature, diversely inflected quality of storytelling’ ★★★★★ Jazz Journal

‘This is definitely a trio on which to keep a sharp eye’ ★★★★ All About Jazz

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

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

Suitable for 18+ years

Summer
Sat 4 May – 20 Jul
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £88 per 11 week term

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

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Defacing the Surface

Led by Jo Hall.

Work with paper defaced before starting the work by soaking and crumpling and/or as part of the working process; indenting, creasing, scratching.

Please bring own materials unless stated.

Sat 1 Jun
10am – 3pm
£38

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The Textured Surface

Led by Artsie Workshops.

The opportunity to explore a range of fabric-fusing, painting, stitching and embellishment techniques to create richly textured surfaces. Your textile pieces can be used for imagery, embroidery and embellishment projects.

Sat 1 Jun
11am - 1.30am
£30 plus £10 materials fee to tutor

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Eighth Grade (15)

Dir: Bo Burnham 2018 | 93 mins, US

Thirteen-year-old Kayla makes her way through the last week of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school. She must endure the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence. The directorial debut of comedian Bo Burnham.

WHY? ‘Finely observed gem’ ★★★★ 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.

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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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Bel Canto (15)

Dir: Paul Weitz 2018 | 100 mins, US

A famous soprano (Julianne Moore) travels to South America to give a private concert for a wealthy Japanese industrialist (Ken Watanabe). Just as the gathering convenes, the mansion is taken over by a guerrilla rebel group demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. A tense negotiation begins.

WHY? Based on the bestselling novel

£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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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

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

Summer
Mondays (exc 27 May)
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!

Summer
Mondays (from 13 May, exc 27 May)
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.

Summer
Mon 13 May – 17 Jun (exc 27 May) and Mon 24 Jun – 22 Jul
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £35 per 5 week course

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

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

Summer
Tuesdays (exc 28 May)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

Summer
Tuesdays (exc 28 May)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

Summer
Tues 7 May – 11 Jun (exc 28 May) and 18 Jun – 16 Jul
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

Summer
Tues 7 May – 11 Jun (exc 28 May) and 18 Jun – 16 Jul
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Bellydance (Raks Sharki)

Led by Ellen O’Farrell.

You’re never too young or too old to learn to dance. Join us and learn to bellydance step by step. Come discover this beautiful art form, gain an appreciation of middle eastern music and have lots of fun doing it. As a great side effect you’ll get some low impact exercise and strengthen your core muscles.

Classes are suitable for complete beginners. Wear anything you are comfortable dancing in, yoga trousers or a long full skirt are both ideal. Ellen brings a selection of egyptian coin belts and hip scarves you can borrow to dance in.

Tues 7 May – 18 Jun (exc 28 May) and 25 Jul – 6 Aug (exc 30 Jul)
2.30pm - 3.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 6 week course

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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton.

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

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

Suitable for 9+ years.

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


Budding dancers and performers are welcome to come and try our Youth Dance classes at a free trial session on Tuesday 29 January at 5.30pm.

Spaces for the free trial are limited so please book your place through our friendly Box Office on 01628 788997.

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Simon Brodkin: Let Me Introduce Myself

You may know him as ‘comedy legend’ Lee Nelson or as the ‘unfunny pillock’ who gave Theresa May a P45, but you won’t know him as ‘tiny Jew’ Simon Brodkin.

After three hugely successful series of Lee Nelson on the BBC, multiple TV appearances (Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at The Palladium, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala) and several world-famous stunts on the likes of Donald Trump, Kanye West and Sepp Blatter, Simon unveils his funniest persona yet; himself.

In this highly anticipated ‘debut’ show, the award winning, critically acclaimed comedian takes us from his childhood growing up on the mean streets of Hampstead Village, to his adulthood as a failed doctor, inept parent and fairly rubbish Jew.

WHY? ‘Prodigious talent’ The Times

‘Satire so sharp you could slash a tyre with it’ Daily Telegraph

‘Get him out’ Donald Trump

Studio
£14

  •   4 Jun SOLD OUT
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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.

Summer
Wednesdays (exc 29 May)
10am – 11am
£6 | £4 siblings

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

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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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RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew

180 mins.

Live screening from Stratford-upon-Avon. In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.

WHY? Shakespeare’s comedy of gender and materialism is turned on its head - offering a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Book Club

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

Summer
Wed 1 May, 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 7 Aug | 7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

  • 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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Flo & Joan and Rob Auton - Work in Progress

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, and off the back of a countrywide tour, musical comedy duo and sisters Flo & Joan are here to try an hour of new material.

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

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

Winner – Best Musical Act Leicester Comedy Festival 2018

Winner – Best Music and Variety Act Chortle Awards 2018

Award winning stand-up comedian and poet Rob Auton (Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe award winner, Glastonbury’s Poet In Residence) returns with another heart-felt and offbeat comedy/theatre/spoken word show.

Alongside performing solo, Rob hosts 'the best poetry gig in the UK' (The Times) Bang Said The Gun. The spoken-word night’s raucous and anarchic spirit attracts a rich mix of new talent and some of the most established names in poetry/music including Kate Tempest, Roger McGough and John Hegley.

'A genuine original' The Guardian

'One of my absolute favourites' Daniel Kitson

'His absurd brand of stand-up and poetry is exactly what the country needs right now'
Huffington Post

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

'I haven’t seen anything else quite like it, or him' Stage

WHY? Two leading comedy talents preview their latest material

Studio
£12

@FloandJoan
@nordenfarm

Flo and Joan's Website

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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

  •   6 Jun SOLD OUT
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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

Studio
£12

@chrismccausland
@nordenfarm

Chris' Website

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Woman at War (12A)

Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson 2018 | 101 mins, Is/Fr/Ua (Icelandic with English subtitles)

Halla leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. She secretly wages a one woman war on the local aluminium industry. As she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything.

WHY? ‘An environmental drama wrapped in whimsical comedy’ New York Times

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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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.

Summer
Sat 8 Jun
10am – 3pm
£34

  •   8 Jun SOLD OUT
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All England Theatre Festival - The English Final 2.30pm

Presented by Maidenhead Drama Festival.

Following six months of preliminary, quarter and semi-final rounds across the country, the competition culminates in a Grand Final in which the four Area Champions compete for the title of English Champion. Four very different one-act plays over the two sessions, with comments from a professional adjudicator.

WHY Do you agree with the adjudicator’s choices?

Courtyard Theatre
£12 per session, £20 both sessions
Buffet Supper between sessions £12 (must be booked in advance)

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All England Theatre Festival - The English Final

Presented by Maidenhead Drama Festival.

Following six months of preliminary, quarter and semi-final rounds across the country, the competition culminates in a Grand Final in which the four Area Champions compete for the title of English Champion. Four very different one-act plays over the two sessions, with comments from a professional adjudicator.

WHY Do you agree with the adjudicator’s choices?

Courtyard Theatre
£12 per session, £20 both sessions
Buffet Supper between sessions £12 (must be booked in advance)

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The Vinyl Frontier - Charity Shop Vinyl

With Jeff Lloyd.

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

Studio
£8

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Poetry Group

Led by Rosemary Muncie

If you enjoy poetry, this group is for you. Bring along poems to share and discuss whether your own writing or favourites - from the anonymous traveller who longed for the western wind to blow to the subtle and ironic voices of today.

Summer
Sun 12 May, 9 Jun, 7 Jul, 11 Aug
10.30am – 12.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

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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.

Join Hayley on Sunday 19 May. She will be reading:

  • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  • And 10 Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow.

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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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 9 Jun
2pm – 4.30pm
£35


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Tolkien (12A)

Dir: Dome Karukoski 2019 | Run time tbc, US

Drama exploring the formative years of the renowned author. Tolkien finds friendship and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow. Until the outbreak of WWI threatens to tear their fellowship apart.

WHY? Starring Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins

£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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Oysland

Oysland celebrate the influence other cultures have had on the secular Ashkenazi musical tradition.

They reimagine music from times past, exploring the connections between Klezmer and other co-territorial traditions. Drawing on the Polish and Slovakian roots of its band members, they delve into century-old lullabies, exuberant wedding dances and peculiar hay-making stories.

WHY? Winners of the World Music Network Battle of the Bands 2017

Studio
£12

@Oysland1
@nordenfarm

Oysland's Website

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Take That: Greatest Hits Live

150 mins.

An encore screening of Take That’s 2019 Greatest Hits tour from Cardiff's Principality Stadium. Marking their 30th anniversary year, the boys are gearing up for their biggest show yet. Join us to see what the band have in store for this highly anticipated show!

WHY? Filled with fan favourites spanning three decades

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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ROH Live: Romeo and Juliet

195 mins.

Live screening (Tuesday) from the Royal Opera House. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love. Bringing the colour and action of Renaissance Verona to the stage - where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy.

WHY? Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan’s 20th century ballet masterpiece

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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.

Summer
Tues 11 Jun, 9 Jul, 23 Jul
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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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.

Summer
Tues 21 May, 11 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session or £55 for all 4 sessions

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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.

We’ll look at topics such as ideas, structure, rewriting, character, dialogue and the dreaded writers’ block, with a range of exercises to inspire, encourage and build confidence. These are practical sessions and, as well as looking at published extracts, participants will be encouraged to share their own work and give/receive feedback in a supportive, friendly environment.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring pen and paper.

Summer
Wed 8 May, 15 May, 12 Jun, 10 Jul
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

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NOTFLIX – The Improvised Musical

Five-star sellout show Edinburgh Fringe 2017-2018 and VAULT Festival 2017-2018.

Netflix combines the taste profiles of 98 million users to create a perfectly ideal viewing experience. Notflix combines the taste profiles of a room full of theatre goers to create a brilliantly hilarious and completely improvised viewing experience – a full musical.

The all-female cast use audience suggestions of recently watched films to create a brand new, fully improvised, one-night-only musical. Every show is different but what remains is the same joy-filled, high camp, musical celebration of everything you wish a movie could be.

WHY? Because everything is better as a musical!

'Roaringly funny and incredibly talented' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'Professional, fun and effortlessly funny' ★★★★ The Observer

'Surprising, spontaneous and delightful' ★★★★ Fringe Biscuit

Courtyard Theatre
£14, £12 Supporters

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Amazing Grace (U)

Dir: Sydney Pollack 2018 | 87 mins, US

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972. The sessions were captured by a film crew led by Sydney Pollack.

WHY? The recordings from these performances would become Aretha’s bestselling album, Amazing Grace

£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.

Norden Farm Night Market

The Night Market returns by popular demand!

An atmospheric evening, perfect for browsing unique artisan stalls from local artists and craftspeople. Featuring live acoustic sets from local musicians. The Café Bar is open all evening, serving craft ales, fine wines and a full food menu (5.30pm-7.45pm).

WHY? A unique and relaxed way to do some summer shopping!

Long Barn Free Entry

  •  14 Jun FREE
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Summer Magic - Simon Allen (saxes)

A formidable young Jazz artist, Simon's style and humour creates great jazz - perfect for a magical summer's evening at Norden Farm.

With the renowned rhythm section, The Pendulum Trio; Alex Hutton (piano), Ollie Hayhurst (bass) and Mark Fletcher (drums).

WHY? ‘He knows how to produce a luminous, floating tone on alto sax, has an impressive technique’ The Independent

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Simon Allen's Website

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Georgio Morandi Summer Life

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Working in watercolour, using Italian Artist John Georgio Morandi as a reference - famous for using a muted palette and still life studies.

Sat 15 Jun
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session.

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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.

Summer
5 May | 10am – 11am
15 Jun | 3pm – 4pm
7 Jul | 10am – 11am
11 Aug | 10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

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Nate Simpson Presents: A Night with Marvin, Prince of Soul

Nate Simpson What's Going On: A night of Marvin Gaye

A tribute to international Motown icon Martin Gaye. Expect his unmistakable soulful tunes including award winning tracks What's Going On, Lets Get It On. Musically rooted in R’n’B, jazz, gospel, soul and funk, local artist Nate Simpson performs his own versions of Marvin Gaye’s classic songs.

Home grown talent Nate starred on the X Factor in 2016. He has performed alongside the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Beverly Knight, Jamie Cullen and many more. He has taken on the roles of Marvin and Berry Gordy in the hit West End musical Motown and performed countless gigs and festivals.

WHY? Join Nate for an unmissable tribute to international icon Marvin Gaye

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Jonny & The Baptists and Susan Riddell

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Musical satirists Jonny & the Baptists are among the hottest musical comedy acts on the UK scene. They have regularly appeared on BBC Radio 4 including The
Now Show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, and Sketchorama.

‘Wickedly amusing’ ★★★★ The Times

Susan Riddell has created and starred in several online comedy sketches for BBC Short Stuff which have garnered nearly 3 million views and counting.

WHY? Join these two top comedy acts as they preview their latest material

Studio
£10

Jonny and The Baptists Website
Susan Riddell's Website

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Father's Day Concertini with Rob Castell

Celebrate Father’s Day with a fun family concert featuring CBBC singer/songwriter Rob Castell.

Bring the whole family and enjoy an entertaining 45 minutes of musical theatre tunes and family favourites - including songs from The Lion King and The Greatest Showman.

WHY? Little people will be able to dance, sing and move around, whilst grown-ups and big kids can enjoy listening to live music in a relaxed and friendly environment

Age guidance: 0-8 years

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

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Flower & Kimono Show

Presented by March of Bouquet by KAORUKO Corporation.

An Official Event of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2020. Performances include Zen style flower arrangements in the bonsai fashion, contemporary flower arrangements and a kimono (Japanese traditional dress) showcase by the Yamano School group.

WHY? Those attending the event can also book on to flower and kimono workshops after the performance. Spaces are limited, so don’t miss out!

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc) (under 5s go free)
Kimono and Flower Workshops: £5

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Flower Workshop

Take part in an exclusive Flower Workshop after the show.

Flower Workshop

Take part in an exclusive Kimono workshop after the performance.

Tickets are £5 per person.

An Official Event of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2020.

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Kimono Workshop

Take part in an exclusive Kimono workshop after the performance.

Kimono Workshop

Take part in an exclusive Kimono workshop after the performance.

Featuring the opportunity to take a photograph of yourself wearing a Kimono.

Tickets are £5 per person.

An Official Event of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2020.

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Long Shot (15)

Dir: Jonathan Levine 2019 | 120 mins, US

Fred is a gifted and free-spirited journalist. Charlotte is one of the most influential women in the world. They have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter. Preparing to run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter.

WHY? Romantic comedy starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron

£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 18 Mar - Paul Roberts – Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum
Mon 29 Apr - Ian Keable - One Hundred Years of Deception: Hoaxes and Swindlers in 18th Century
Mon 20 May - Charles Harris – ‘Mind the Gap’: Graphics and designs for the London Underground
Mon 17 Jun - Denise Heywood – Shimmering Splendour: Silk in South-East Asia
Mon 16 Sept - Caroline Shenton – Packing up the Nation
Mon 21 Oct - John Stevens – Imperial Calcutta: Art and Architecture

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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Madeline's Madeline (15)

Dir: Josephine Decker 2018 | 93 mins, US

Madeline joins a prestigious physical theatre troupe. The workshop's ambitious director pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother into their art. The lines between performance and reality soon begin to blur.

WHY? ‘Uncompromisingly experimental and riotously entertaining’ Sight & Sound

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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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.

Summer
Tues 7 May, 18 Jun, 16 Jul, 20 Aug
7.30pm - 10pm
£25 per session, £5 materials cost to tutor

Tuesday 7 May - Enchantment

Tuesday 18 June - The Gentle Messenger

Tuesday 16 July - Galí̱nios in Paradise

Tuesday 20 August - Bodhi


Angela's Website
Angela's Facebook Page

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Geoff Lakeman

Following the release of his 2017 critically acclaimed debut solo album, After All These Years, Geoff has firmly established himself as a performer on the folk and acoustic circuit.

He has toured with the likes of Show of Hands and performed at festivals across the UK.

WHY? Expect self-written and West Country songs, plus English and Irish folk, Americana and even 20/30s jazz on an authentic 1926 instrument

Studio
£16.50

@GeoffLakeman
@nordenfarm

Geoff Lakeman's Website

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Calligraphy Projects

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

This course is aimed at calligraphy project work from start to finish. Emphasis will be placed on planning your unique project through design to execution. Familiarity with any calligraphy technique is enough: modern, italic, copperplate, gothic or uncial/celtic.

This course is for those who have a range of calligraphy experience from novice to expert. Tuition and guidance to improve will be given where appropriate.

Thur 20 Jun – 18 Jul
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course, £10 approx. materials cost to tutor

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The Endellion String Quartet

The Endellion String Quartet is renowned as one of the finest quartets in the world.

Haydn Op. 20, no. 6
Puccini I Crisantemi
Janáček String Quartet no 1
Smetana. String Quartet no 1

A firm favourite with Maidenhead audiences, they were formed forty years ago. Help celebrate this glorious anniversary and enjoy the Endellion’s unique sound.

WHY? A great opportunity to hear one of the finest string quartets in the world

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Ahir Shah & Garrett Milerick

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Ahir Shah was an Edinburgh Comedy Award 2017 Best Show nominee. He brings his sharp, intellectual brand of stand up.

‘One of his generation’s most eloquent comic voices’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

Garrett Millerick is an acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and director. In 2018 his show Sunflower became one of the best reviewed shows of the Edinburgh Festival.

‘Wickedly funny’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

WHY? Two critically acclaimed comedians preview their latest work

Studio
£10

@AhirShah
@millerickcomedy
@nordenfarm

Ahir Shah's Website
Garrett Millerick's Website

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Acrylics: Loose and Lively Landscapes

Led by Karen Carter.

Using bold colours and loose energetic mark-making, big brushes and palette knives - create lively and dynamic landscape paintings.

Please bring your own materials.

Fri 21 Jun
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Birds of Passage (15)

Dir: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra 2018 | 125 mins, Co/Dk/Mx/De/Ch (Wayuu and Spanish with English subtitles)

Drama set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s. The story explores indigenous traditions and the corrupting forces of wealth and power, The film received Special Commendation at London Film Festival 2018.

WHY? ‘A visually stunning and often surprising true story’ Variety

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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An Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville

Hundred Watt Club return to Norden Farm 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. There’s no dress code but dressing up to the nines is encouraged!

Your dazzling cast for the evening are; glittering effervescent showgirl Athena Beauvoir, award winning comedy magician Christian Lee, neo-drag burlesque Queen Lilly Snatchdragon, and obscene vodka-addled acrobat Velma Von Bon Bon. Hosting your evening is the outrageously funny Chastity Belt!

Age Suitability 18+ years.

WHY? A good old fashioned, bawdy and champagne soaked variety show!

'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' Fringe Review


Presented by Hundred Watt Club

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

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CalleJondo - The Flamenco Dance, Music & Singing Show

An exciting new flamenco show which takes you on a journey from the purest flamenco traditions to contemporary fusion.

Artistic directors Rebeca, Martín and Josie met while performing in the streets of Seville. Drawn together by a mutual interest in learning from the others’ varied artistic backgrounds, they soon united and began performing together.

WHY? Flamenco traditions are infused with contemporary influences and the power of street arts – making for a truly unforgettable experience

Studio
£15, £13 Advantage Card holders

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

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

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

Summer
Sat 22 Jun and 13 July
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee


Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  22 Jun SOLD OUT
  •  13 Jul SOLD OUT
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Beats (15)

Dir: Brian Welsh 2019 | 96 mins, UK

Scotland, 1994. The government is cracking down on rave culture. The paths of school friends Jonno and Spanner look set to diverge. When they hear of an upcoming protest rave, it seems like an ideal chance for one last shared hurrah.

WHY? A universal story of friendship - set to an electrifying 1990s rave soundtrack

£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 Total Who Show

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

The Total Who Show Website

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St John’s Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert

Wouter Valvekens (piano)
Katie Mazur (violin)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Rossini Overture The Thieving Magpie
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Dvorak Romance for violin, Op.11
Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 (Italian)

The summer orchestral concert features one of the most popular of all piano concertos, played by a leading young Belgian pianist, and Mendelssohn’s most radiant symphony.

WHY? Featuring a witty Rossini overture and a touching rarity by Dvorak

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

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Pick of the Litter (PG)

Dir: Don Hardy Jr, Dana Nachman 2018 | 80 mins, US

Documentary following a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Join the pups on an intense two-year odyssey as they train.

WHY? A wonderful reminder of the extraordinary relationships we have with our dogs - especially those that we work beside each day

£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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Johanne Narayn - Hummingbirds and Flowers Carnival

Since seeing the jewel-like qualities of the hummingbird on her first visit to Trinidad, Johanne has returned to this exotic subject in here new body of work.

Johanne’s intention is to create feel-good art: colourful, lyrical paintings. Her inspiration is her family background, Trinidadian/Irish, born in the UK, each place conjuring up very special images.

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Northern Ballet Live: Victoria

130 mins.

Live screening. In celebration of her bicentenary year, Northern Ballet's new biopic brings the sensational story of Queen Victoria to life in dance. Victoria reveals the passion, tragedy and fierce devotion of one of Britain's most iconic monarchs. All told through the eyes of her youngest child Beatrice.

WHY? Choreographed by Cathy Marston, creator of Northern Ballet’s acclaimed Jane Eyre


Courtyard Theatre
£15

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A Bunch of Amateurs

Presented by Maidenhead Drama Guild.

Fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford - only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. The cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre. As acting worlds collide, Jefferson discovers some truths about himself - along with his inner Lear.

WHY? ‘Terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue... plenty of twists and turns’ ★★★★★ Whatsonstage

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@MaidenheadDG
@nordenfarm

Maidenhead Drama Guild's Website

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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

  •  27 Jun SOLD OUT
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Rocketman (cert tbc)

Dir: Dexter Fletcher 2019 | Run time tbc, US/US

An epic musical fantasy. The film tells the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years. Starring Taron Egerton as the legendary musician, alongside Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard.

WHY? The latest film from director Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle, Sunshine on Leith)

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Friday 28 June 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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Jack Dee – Work in Progress

Join Jack Dee as he takes to the road trying out new material for his forthcoming UK tour.

'In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s very much where I come in' says Jack.

Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh as well as chair of the legendary Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

Other credits include presenting Jack Dee’s Helpdesk on BBC Two and being the star of C4’s, The Jack Dee Show, Jack Dee’s Saturday Night, Jack Dee’s Happy Hour and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo. 'In fact' explains Jack, 'I’ve appeared in every single TV show with my name in the title'.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

  •  28 Jun SOLD OUT
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Textile Art - Inspired by Natural Environment

Led by Artsie Workshop.

Using a range of hand dyed fabrics and papers, be shown how to create a dynamic landscape composition and combine a variety of exciting colour combinations to create beautiful art work.

Sat 29 Jun
11am – 1.30pm
£30 plus £10 materials fee to tutor

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

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

Summer
Sat 11 May, 29 Jun and 17 Aug
1.30pm – 4.30pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Sounds Like The Seekers

In 1963, Australian singer Judith Durham joined Keith, Bruce and Athol to form The Seekers. Within a year they were one of the biggest selling bands in the world.

Samantha perfectly recreates the persona of Judith Durham. The band perform all their biggest hits including Georgy Girl, A World of Our Own, I'll Never Find Another You and The Carnival is Over.

WHY? Experience the joyful sound of The Seekers... the carnival isn't over!

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Alice Marshall & Mark Simmons

A RBM Edinburgh Comedy preview.

Mark Simmons is a one-liner comedian. He has supported the likes of Rob Brydon and Rob Beckett their national tours.

‘A talented comic with an artisan’s grasp of joke-writing’ ★★★★ Chortle

Alice Marshall is the winner of Best Comedy Show at Brighton Fringe 2017. Alice combines her own brand of clowning and storytelling to bring her weird and wonderful characters to life.

‘Character comedy at its rawest’ ★★★★ The Wee Review

WHY? Two comedians preview their latest material ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@alicemarshall
@BigBirdSheeran
@nordenfarm

Alice Marshall's Website
Mark Simmon's Website

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Drawing Trees

Led by Jo Hall.

Using charcoal and pastel or line and watercolour wash we will explore how to depict trees. We will look at a variety of tree forms exploring their different structures, bark and branching, and the changes that take place during the year.

Tues 2 Jul – 13 Aug (exc 30 Jul)
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

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NT Live: Small Island

Encore screenings from the National Theatre.

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation.

Run time TBC.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Glyndebourne: Cinderella

Encore screening.

A brand-new production directed by Fiona Shaw, the classic Cinderella story is told with composer Massenet’s sensuous and lavish score.

Run time approximately 210 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Summer Ceilidh - Barn Dance

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

Between them they 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.

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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Jazz on a Summer's Day - Alan Barnes (saxes)

Presented by Jazz at the Farm.

Alan is a much sought-after Jazz artist both internationally and in the UK. This is a most pleasurable and welcome return to Maidenhead of this multi-reedist supremo.
Supported by the astounding Pendulum Rhythm Section Alex Hutton (piano), Ollie Hayhurst (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? ‘A brilliant multi-instrumentalist who’s at home with the jazz repertoire of 30s and 40s swing, and the subsequent “modern” jazz style of bebop’ The Guardian

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

@alanbarnesjazz
@nordenfarm

Alan Barnes' Website

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Summer in the Garden

Led by Jo Hall.

Paint flowers in the garden in pastel and/or watercolour. The accent will be on the pattern of colours and plant forms.

Sat 6 Jul
10am – 3pm
£38

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Westlife: The Twenty Tour Live from Croke Park

Westlife are back!

It’s been 20 years since the record-breaking boyband smashed into the charts with their first No. 1 single and now their highly anticipated reunion tour is coming to cinemas worldwide.

Broadcast LIVE on Saturday 6 July from Dublin’s iconic Croke Park stadium, The Twenty Tour will see Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian perform their brand-new music, alongside all 14 of their UK No.1 hits.

WHY? For one unforgettable night, Westlife fans from coast to coast will raise the roof once more, in celebration of one of pop’s most sensational comebacks

£15
Run time 120 mins.

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The Good Life - The Songs of Tony Bennett

Robert Habermann performs the songs and tells the story of the great Tony Bennett.

From starting out as a singing waiter, to being invited to join Bob Hope on tour and becoming an international icon. Featuring his hit songs including Stranger in Paradise, The Good Life, It Had to Be You, Blue Velvet and The Very Thought of You.

WHY? The first time his story has been told with all his great songs and images of his paintings

Studio
£15 (£13.50)

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Salsa at the Farm

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica.

Join us for summer nights of dancing to popular Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Kizomba tracks. Have fun as Salsa Autentica share how to dance to these intoxicating rhythms. You don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun!

£7 per class, £5 for social dance
£10 for both

Tues 21 May - Tues 20 Aug
Dance class 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Social dancing 8.45pm - 10.15pm

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Social Salsa at the Farm

After your dance class at 7.30pm, join us to practice your new moves on the dance floor at Social Salsa.

You don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun!

£7 per class, £5 for social dance
£10 for both

Tues 21 May - Tues 20 Aug
Dance class 7.30pm - 8.45pm
Social dancing 8.45pm - 10.15pm

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The Tempest

Presented by The HandleBards.

The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards present Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Join their all-female troupe for a bicycle-powered production like none other. A shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a mysterious desert island. Inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters – nothing is as it seems.

WHY? Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos and a great deal of laughter

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@HandleBards
@nordenfarm

The HandleBards' Website

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The Shackleton Trio

The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin).

Their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards. They are influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions - with a regional twist from the group's native East Anglia.

WHY? A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

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

@shackletontrio
@nordenfarm

The Shackleton Trio Website

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Acrylics: Still Life, Towards Abstraction

Led by Karen Carter.

Looking at the work of Ben Nicolson and John Button for inspiration, combine textured surfaces, blocks of colour, linework and overlapping shapes to produce interesting, quirky interpretations of a still life subject.

Fri 12 Jul
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials cost to tutor

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Lennon Retrospective

Be taken on a journey through John Lennon's best loved songs starting with his solo work and culminating in the early Beatles classics in this two hour show.

The band is fronted by Lennon look-and-sound-alike Gaz Keenan. He has put together a professional band of musicians with many years experience. Gaz’s passion for The Beatles and John Lennon in particular, led to the conception of John Lennon UK.

WHY? Faithfully recreating John’s soulful vocals, his rugged and passionate guitar playing, simplistic but beautiful piano work, his look and of course - his caustic wit!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Vinyl Frontier - Singles Championship 2019

With Jeff Lloyd.

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

Studio
£8

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Glyndebourne: Barber of Seville

Recorded in 2016.

Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini’s most popular comedy. Figaro’s playful energy is brought to life in Annabel Arden’s sparkling production.

Run time approximately 210 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Resonant Rogues

The North Carolina roots band have travelled the byways and highways of America and crossed the water to Europe and the Mediterranean.

The stories they’ve heard and the people they’ve met have fuelled their music, which abounds with influences like Eastern European Romani brass bands, New Orleans street jazz, old-time string bands, Middle Eastern rhythms and more.

WHY? Songwriters Sparrow and Keith J Smith craft fresh songs from a variety of vintage folk styles

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@ResonantRogues
@nordenfarm

The Resonant Rogues Website

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Summer Recital Series: 1

St John’s Chamber Players

Mozart Flute Quartet in A, K..298
Brahms Clarinet Sonata No.2 in E flat
Bruch 3 Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano
Schubert Piano Trio in B flat, D.898

Schubert’s majestic Piano Trio ends the opening recital, which also includes one of Brahms’ eloquent clarinet sonatas and some rarely heard pieces by Max Bruch.

WHY? The first concert in our summer recital series, featuring the music of Schubert, alongside other leading Viennese composers

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)

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Kai Samra & Matt Winning

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Kai Samra combines an edgy stage presence and a confident delivery, talking frankly about the issues of today from an intelligent and fresh perspective.

‘Slick and confident’ Chortle

Matt Winning is a unique and imaginative stand up and character comedian. His eccentric and idiosyncratic act is a whirlwind of ideas.

'Charming and accomplished' ★★★★ The List

WHY? Two award winning comedians try out their latest material ahead of the Edinburgh Festival

Studio
£10

Kai Samra's Website
Matt Winning's Website

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Gabriel Latchin Trio - The Moon and I Tour

Pianist and composer Gabriel Latchin tours music from his new release The Moon and I.

Original compositions are accompanied by unique arrangements of well known jazz standards. Supported by a first-call London rhythm section of Dario Di Lecce (double bass) and Josh Morrison (drums). The trio have developed a unique sound: a hard-swinging 1950s aesthetic married with the contemporary vision of Latchin’s compositions.

WHY? Elegant, tasteful and swinging!’ Renée Fleming

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@GabrielLatchin
@nordenfarm

Gabriel Latchin's Website

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Dragon Fruit Study

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Artist Elizabeth Blackadder’s beautiful illustrations of summer produce influence this watercolour project.

Sat 20 Jul
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session.

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The Rosina Hepburn Quintet

With a sound and style that conjure the golden age of jazz, Rosina Hepburn and her band pay homage to the divas who packed Carnegie Hall, Mister Kelly’s and the Village Gate, celebrating the Great American Songbook immortalised by Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, and Anita O’Day.

Rosina has performed at the Vintage New Year’s Eve Party in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall, Writtle Jazz Festival, Chapel Arts Centre in Bath, at such iconic London venues as Ronnie Scott’s and Toulouse Lautrec, while March 2019 saw the band playing live on the air for BBC Essex. From intimate jazz clubs to outdoor festivals and swing dance nights, Rosina believes that the melody is the heart of any great song.

WHY? With her unmistakable voice, Miss Rosie breathes new life into standards, whether fiery swing, heartfelt ballads or the coolest jazz and blues

Studio
£14, £12 Supporters

The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm

Grand Opening: Wednesday 24 July 10.30am

Our ever popular Beach is back - inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.

The Beach has been designed and handmade by Norden Farm with the help of the community.

It's free to play on every day with beachside tables available for snacks and lunch from our Cafe Bar, where you can also find fun activity sheets.

Peel yourself off the beach and get creative with your little ones in our daily Beach Craft session:

Arts and Crafts (45 mins) | £5 per child Monday – Saturday 10am

Or relax with them in the beach hut story den for Storytelling:

Storytelling (20 mins) | £2 per person Monday – Saturday 11am and 1.30pm

For maximum chill out, explore the indoor sensory space in our Gallery, designed for children with SEND and featuring artwork created by local school children.

All of this and a full programme of family films and live events including; a gentle first adventure for babies, young children and their grown-ups with The Paper Moon, an adventure full of clowning, puppets and zany music in Eggs on Legs, and a highly interactive show, bursting with storytelling and songs - Clare Hollingworth and the Scoop of the Century.

With so much on offer the Goan Beach is the perfect place to pitch up this Summer!


Plus get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky!

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Goan Chill Out

Relax and kick back in our peaceful Goan chill out space.

Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or go fish in shiny waters and add your creations to the walls. Gentle rhythmic sounds in this colour filled space complete the total relaxation experience.

This gallery installation includes work made with local schools through Norden Farm’s Farm Out programme and with young people through our Young Creatives programme supported by the Spoore Merry and Rixman Foundation. Suitable for everyone, including children with SEND.

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Matt Richardson – Work in Progress

Virgin Radio presenter and comedian Matt Richardson is trying to navigate the world of adulthood, while feeling like an imposter. Join him for hour of unrestrained, raucous laughs where anything could happen.

As well as being the only comedian to host a show on Virgin Radio, Matt has hosted The Hangover Games (E4), The Xtra Factor (ITV2) and Just Tattoo Of Us (MTV), as well as appearing on Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Drunk History (Comedy Central) and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now! (ITV2).

WHY? 'High wattage charisma from a talented young comic whose star is on the rise' The Guardian

★★★★★ Voice Mag | ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

Studio
£10

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The Paper Moon

Presented by Tiny Light Theatre.

Welcome to the town of Blank Page! Meet its inhabitants as they take you on a scrinchy scrunchy papery journey. What would you draw on the biggest piece of paper you've ever seen?

WHY? A gentle first adventure into theatre for babies, young children and their grown-ups

Age guidance: 0-3 years.

Studio
£12 standard (includes a baby/infant under 3 years), additional child £8

@tinylighttheatre
@nordenfarm

Tiny Light Theatre's Website

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Calligraphy: Uncials & Quill Cutting

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

Uncial is an ancient script, but also much used in modern day life too. Look at any high street or advert and you are sure to find the echo of this script somewhere. Best known for its use in the Book of Kells and St Cuthbert’s Book of St John, this script is ideal for beginners or experienced calligraphers to use in creating unique pieces of calligraphic art.

Quills are an ancient form of writing tool. Typically using the flight feathers of swans, from where the word ‘pen’ originates, it is still a tool often used by modern calligraphers. Quills offer a very flexible form of writing, and with a little practice are not difficult to create and use.

Thur 25 Jul – 22 Aug
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course, £10 approx. materials cost to tutor

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John Etheridge's Sweet Chorus

Sweet Chorus was formed by legendary guitarist John Etheridge to celebrate the work of his colleague and mentor - jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli.

The line up features Christian Garrick (violin), Dave Kelbie (rhythm guitar) and Andy Crowdy (double bass). A joyful feast of melodic and swinging acoustic jazz - featuring dazzling interplay, wit and repartee, in the spirit of the master

WHY? ‘Awesome authority whenever he touches a guitar’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Digi Den Summer Drop In

Led by DJ Mhlanga.

Digi Den – the digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the summer holiday. Suitable for all levels of experience.

From Fri 28 Jul
5pm – 6.30pm
School Year 7 – 13
£40 per 5 week term or £9 per session

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Fleetingwood Mac

Recreating the live sound of Fleetwood Mac, with just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the bass and, of course, the vocals!

The band pay tribute to the legends that started out as part of the sixties British Blues Invasion and ended up as one of the biggest mainstream groups of the eighties.

WHY? Expect iconic tracks such as Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, Tusk, Everywhere, Songbird, The Chain and Black Magic Woman

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@fleetingwoodmac
@nordenfarm

Fleetingwood Mac's Website

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Laurie Holloway in Concert with Students of 2019

Laurie Holloway and his Trio perform with the students of the 2019 Summer School.

WHY? The annual concert from the Montgomery Holloway Music Trust

Courtyard Theatre
£12

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André Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert

André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe.

The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of course, magnificent music.

You can waltz the night away with André Rieu - the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. And this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Summer nights are made for dancing and this is a party you do not want to miss! Prepare to be swept off your feet by this magical celebration of dance on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema.

Join André Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special guests for a magical cinema experience.

WHY? Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and an exclusive interview with André and as always, some delicious surprises

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Rob Castell

Rob brings an evening of solo songs and joyous fun to Norden Farm.

The musical theatre writer, YouTube rapper and comedy song musical polymath has decided this time to deliver an evening that’s intimate, yet desperately exciting. Rob is known chiefly for his work as a writer, composer, musical director and performer with a cappella comedy group Barbershopera.

WHY? Expect original songs, topical musings, creative covers of classics, charismatic hosting and maybe even a guest…

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

Rob Castell's Website

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Summer Circus Week

Led by And Circus formally of Albert and Friends.

A week of incredible circus skills and performing.

Learn to walk on stilts, ride a unicycle, walk the tightrope and perform on a trapeze!

Suitable for ages 7 – 13 years.

Mon 29 Jul - Fri 2 Aug
10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

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

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RSC Live: Measure for Measure

Live screening.

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, she has no idea where to turn for help. Gregory Doran directs this new production.

Run time TBC.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Fran & Flora

Described as ‘London’s best kept secret’ by Max Reinhardt (BBC Radio 3 Late Junction) and ‘brave & classy’ by Robin Denselow (The Guardian), Fran & Flora are quickly becoming one of the capital's most sought after live acts.

They are an eastern-European folk music inspired violin and cello duo with a distinctive intimate and improvisatory performance style. They were selected by BBC Music Introducing to perform at Latitude Festival, which was broadcast live across 2018.

The pair have collaborated and toured with established artists such as Sam Lee and Talvin Singh OBE for several years, where they developed a deep friendship, and from which their duo project began.

Their growing reputation has accelerated since the recent release of their debut album unfurl (Feb 2019) which was produced by Sam Beste from Hejira. Unfurl has gained critical acclaim and attention from national radio, magazines, newspapers and online publications.

They have appeared live in session on BBC4’s Woman's Hour, Cerys Matthews’ 6 Music Show and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. Recent performances include Kings Place, Cafe Oto, Eastbourne Folk Club, Klezmer In The Park, Shambala Festival, Shtetl Neukeulln (Berlin) and the EFG London Jazz Festival.

WHY? 'A string duo bound for glory' Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@FranandFlora
@nordenfarm

Fran and Flora's Website

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Manoeuvres

Europe's premier tribute to OMD – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

The tribute came about by a genuine love and respect for the music of these pioneers. Focusing on meticulous attention to detail together with a little twist or two, they faithfully capturing the atmosphere and excitement of a true OMD concert.

WHY? Performing hit songs such as Enola Gay, Messages, Sailing on The Seven Seas and Souvenir

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Manoeuvres' Website

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Swinging Hot Jazz - Art Themen (saxes)

Undoubtedly one of the UK and Europe's best known jazz artists whose musicianship, style and humour creates great jazz.

He fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for 20 years and has toured the world. Art heads his rhythm section of choice Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? ‘One of the most adventurous and edgy saxophonists’ London Jazz News

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

ArtiSun Fair

The original 18th century barns provide a gorgeous backdrop for browsing stalls from local sellers showcasing their handmade wares.

Long Barn and Nordens Free Entry

  •   3 Aug FREE
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Toontastic 3D

During this session you can draw, animate, and narrate swashbuckling adventures, breaking news stories and science reports then share these with family and friends!

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults

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Vlogging and iMovie

Bring your imagination to life through digital filmmaking and Vlogging. You'll get the opportunity to shoot, edit and put together a video.

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults.

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Family Workshop: Fun with Photos

This session focuses on Aviary, available on Apple and Android. We’ll show you how to sharpen, soften or saturate photos for the right look, draw your own captions and doodles and experiment with filters to create artful effects.

Minimum age 5+ years.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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Family Workshop: Stop Motion Animation

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own movie, our stop motion session teaches you how to create your story using props and scenery - you can even bring your own with you.

Minimum age 5+ years.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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James & Black

Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been on a mission spreading the word of ‘Guerrilla Soul’ ever since.

The roots of their music spring from the tradition of the Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis - yet they are no throwback. The foundation of their music is in the voices and stories in their songs.

WHY? The duo have toured extensively across Europe and supported the likes of Gregory Porter and Fatoumata Diawara at some of the biggest festivals

Studio
£14, £12 Supporters

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Glyndebourne: The Magic Flute

Live screening.

Mozart’s most magical comedy returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro.

Run time approximately 210 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Summer Art Week

Led by Michaela Clarke.

Work on individual craft activities with lots of messy materials and then work together on a group art project.

Age Guidence 8+ years.

Mon 5 Aug - Fri 9 Aug
10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

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

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Kite Workshops

Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky!

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Eggs on Legs

Presented by Garlic Theatre.

Once I found a little egg
To my surprise it grew a leg!
Where did it come from?
Where will it go?
To find out come and see the show...

A cracking family show full of wonder and surprise. Garlic Theatre bring you a Dr Zeuss world filled with funny, crazy eggs that hatch in the most unexpected places.

WHY? Full of clowning, puppets and zany music to make you roll around with laughter

Ages guidance: 3-7 years.

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

Garlic Theatre's Website

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Summer Recital Series: 2

Jamie Bergin (piano)

Beethoven Sonata in E, Op.109
Schubert Sonata in A minor, D.537
Brahms 7 Fantasies, Op.116
Liszt Spanish Rhapsode

Jamie Bergin’s recital opens with one of Beethoven’s late spiritual sonatas and ends in scintillating fashion with virtuoso Liszt, with heartfelt works by Schubert and Brahms along the way.

WHY? Jamie was the top prizewinner in the Bremen International Piano Competition

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)

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Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her Blues Troupe

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

The show chronicles her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 that ended her life aged 43 years.

Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) is joined on stage by her Blues Troupe - internationally renowned drummer Sam Kelly, with musical director Paul Jobson (piano), Tony Qunta (acoustic guitar), Marianne Windham (upright bass), Clare Hirst (sax/clarinet) and Kevin Davy (trumpet).

WHY? A narrated show featuring music from the era and showcasing many of Bessie's songs

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc)

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Kate Bush-Ka

A tribute to the sensational music of Kate Bush.

The band deliver an immersive performance of Kate’s alluring repertoire, starting with the revolutionary first album The Kick Inside. Performed by five musicians with a passion for Kate’s incomparable music, presenting it with authenticity and admiration. Kate Smith has a remarkable resemblance to a young Catherine Bush – it’s a must see for Kate fans!

WHY? Featuring the songs Moving, Babooshka, Sat in Your Lap and more

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Summer Dance Intensive

Led by Charlie Dixon.

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio.

Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique, learn routines and create your own choreography.

No audition necessary.

Age Guidence 8+ years.

Mon 12 – Wed 14 Aug
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 Advantage Card holders)

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

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Clare Hollingworth & the Scoop of the Century

Presented by PaddleBoat Theatre Company.

29 August, 1939. Today it is reported that a young, intrepid journalist crossed over the border from Poland to Germany. There, she saw something that would change her life and history forever…

The tale of fearless journalist Clare Hollingworth. From the busy newspaper offices in London to the frontline during World War II, Clare’s adventures tell the remarkable true story of one of the most important writers of our time.

WHY? Go undercover in this highly interactive show bursting with storytelling, songs and the scoop of the century

Age guidance: 4+ years

50 minutes.

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

@PaddleBoatTCo
@nordenfarm

PaddleBoat Theatre Company's Website

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Gimme ABBA - 20th Anniversary Tour

Recreating the charismatic stage presence of the flamboyant and glam front four.

Join Gimme ABBA for a unique stage show packed with hits, theatrical elements, costume changes and choreographed dance routines – all coming together to recreate that original ABBA party feel.

WHY? Dust off those platforms, put on those flares and come on our nostalgic trip back to the 70s!

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc)

Gimme ABBA's Website

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Hair

Led by Jo Hall.

Drawing hair in pencil (graphite or coloured), conté crayon or charcoal, make at least two different studies of hair and several small sketches.

Please bring your own materials.

Sat 17 Aug
10am – 3pm
£38

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The Marley Experience

The Marley Experience are an eight piece Bob Marley Tribute band.

Lead vocalist Lionart has an undeniable vocal resemblance to the late great King of Reggae. The band, named The Hailers, consist of drum and bass, guitars keyboards and female backing singers to complete the line up.

WHY? Sing along to all the hits including One Love, Three Little Birds, No Woman No Cry, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot The Sheriff and Buffalo Solider

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Wild Blue Angels

A blend of US and UK players combine their collective experience to produce their own particular brand of country-rock music.

Recently back from recording in Nashville, this six-piece band bring their unplugged acoustic set to the Studio. Enjoy songs from their forthcoming album along with a few classic country rock favourites.

WHY? ‘Putting the rock into country and the country into rock’

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Wild Blue Angels' Website

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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre

Create an entire show from idea to performance. Experience all aspects of theatre, from lighting to stage blocking to acting with the help of professional directors.

Ages Guidence 10 – 16 years.

Mon 19 – Fri 23 Aug
10am – 4pm (6pm Fri)
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

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

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The Waffle Machine Orchestra

The Waffle Machine Orchestra is the freshest sound of Swing!

An international band hailing from England, Germany and Switzerland. The grooving rhythm section of double bass, drums and guitar is accompanied by red-hot brass of trumpet and trombone. Plus wild guitar solos, powerful lead vocals and beautiful harmonies.

WHY? Performing a blend of classic tracks from the past and original numbers

Studio
£14 (£12 Advantage Card holders)

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

The Waffle Machine Orchestra Website

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Summer Recital Series: 3

Yehuda Inbar (piano)

To include
Beethoven Fantasia in G minor, Op.77
Brahms 4 Piano Pieces, Op.119
Schubert Sonata in A, D.959

In last year’s Summer Recital Series, Yehuda Inbar deputised at the last moment and gave an exquisite recital, so we are delighted to welcome him back and in repertoire to which he offers such insight.

WHY? By turns dramatic, song-like and soul-searching, the Schubert Sonata promises to be one of the outstanding experiences in the series

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)

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Rob Tognoni

Australian guitarist Rob Tognoni is fiery, energetic, inventive and explosive.

His roots are from blues, blues rock and classic rock - adding many other colours to the palate to give him his sound and uniqueness. He has opened for the greats including Roy Buchanan, Joe Walsh from the Eagles, and shared stages with Peter Green, Sting and Bo Diddley. His shows are a true experience not to be missed.

WHY? ‘A stunning guitarist with killer licks’ Jazz FM

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Rob Tognoni's Website

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Ludvik Cylkow Inspired Seascape in Acrylics

Led by Caroline Crawford

Learn how to build a painting using acrylic paints, referencing Ludwik Cylkow’s inspired seascape.

Sat 24 Aug
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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The Big Berkshire Beach Gig

Enjoy a sensational night of music from local bands and acoustic acts.

The evening wouldn't be complete without beach breaks between the sets so that you can relax in a hammock on our Goan inspired beach, all to a soundtrack of live acoustic music.

WHY? If you are interested in performing, email jane.corry@nordenfarm.org with some examples of your music

Courtyard Theatre
£5 | This is a standing event with some allocated seating

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Salsa at The Farm with Son Yambu

Dance the night away to authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa.

The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map.

WHY? Join us for a free salsa workshop before the event, spaces are limited so don’t miss out!

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | This is a dancing event with some allocated seating.

Son Yambu's website

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Community Kite Festival

Kite Flying • Food • Bar • Music • Kite Making

Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our Community Kite Festival on Sunday 1 September between 1pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!

Round off the summer holidays in style with an afternoon of fun for all the community! Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill. Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include kite making, food from local vendors and a bar serving soft drinks and beer provided by Marlow based Rebellion Brewery.

At the event, there'll be the last chance opportunity to get creative and make your very own kite if you haven’t already

So head on down, enjoy the spectacle and celebrate with the community!


Kite Making Workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project. All are welcome to join in to design and create their own original kite to bring along to the Festival.

Workshop Details:

  • Wednesday 24 July | 11.15am - 1.15pm
  • Wednesday 7 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 14 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 24 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

Workshop tickets are £3.50 per person and can be booked online here.

What better excuse to go fly a kite this summer!


  •   1 Sep FREE
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Summer Recital Series: 4

St John’s Chamber Players

Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K..370
Schubert 3 Songs
Beethoven Horn Sonata in F, Op.17
Schubert Auf dem Strom
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat

The final recital in the Summer Series continues the Schubert theme with a rare chance to hear Auf dem Strom, an extended song with horn obligato.

WHY? Mozart’s eloquent oboe quartet opens the programme, which ends with perhaps the greatest of all piano quintets

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)

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Clinton Baptiste in The Paranormalist Returns

Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 TV show Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights. Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation.

Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave. He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.

But more, he takes you through his demise, his comeback and finally… finally on this special night, he will attempt to pass over to The Other Side and return (before the venue want you all out)… with THE ANSWER!

‘Hundreds of years ago when man walked the planet he had no real means of communication. In time man developed a phenomena which has never been fully understood by the psychic community. This phenomena is… Clinton Baptiste’ Peter Kay (That Phenomena)

WHY? The world-renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£18

Starring ALEX LOWE, Clinton Baptiste is the copyright of Goodnight Vienna Productions.

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Sharon Shannon & Band with special guest Seckou Keita

Legendary Irish accordion maestro Sharon Shannon brings a new live show on UK tour 2019.

Joined by her band, Jim Murray (acoustic guitar), Jack Maher (electric guitar, vocals) and Sean Regan (fiddle, percussion and beatbox), Sharon will perform music from her many albums throughout the years, including 2017s Sacred Earth.

Seckou Keita from Senegal playing Kora and percussion was one of the key collaborators. Now Seckou joins Sharon and her band, as a special guest on the Sacred Earth UK tour 2019.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@SharonShannon99
@nordenfarm

Sharon Shannon's Website

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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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True Gold - The Spandau Ballet Experience

True Gold are the original and official tribute to Spandau Ballet after being endorsed by Spandau Ballet themselves.

True Gold are the 'official' Spandau Ballet tribute band having received praise from none other than Spandau's very own Gary Kemp, Steve Norman and Tony Hadley!

Timeless classics such as To Cut A Long Story Short, Through The Barricades, Only When You Leave, Lifeline, I’ll Fly For You, Communication and of course True & Gold are recreated with precise musicianship that will leave you stunned and delighted at the accuracy of the performance by one of the UK’s best tribute bands.

True Gold have performed twice with the legendary Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley, the second time coming in 2014 when Lee and Tony sang together on BBC’s The One Show!

WHY? As Gary Kemp once said after hearing True Gold performing 'Wow! Double Take! Is that Tony up there?' High praise indeed!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed.

The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.

The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10 September.

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A Band Called Malice - The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

A Band Called Malice has quickly taken the tribute world by storm in their quest to become the number one choice tribute-act to The Jam.

The talented trio are the real deal and guarantee to take you back to ‘When You’re Young,” with an evening of single releases & album tracks from The Jams early Fire & Skill years, through to their very last release.

Courtyard Theatre
£14

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Chris Leslie

Chris Leslie brings his solo show to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts for an intimate evening of song, fiddle music and stories.

He joined Fairport Convention back in 1996 and has been the song writer, vocalist and multi instrumentalist in the band since then.

He sings and plays, violin, mandolin, ukulele, Native American flute, Norwegian hardanger fiddle, tenor guitar & whistles. All delivered with warmth and style.

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Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?!

She's a myriad of paradoxes. A hardcore yoga bunny with surprisingly squishy thighs. A boring heteronormative disguised as a luscious lady lover.

She grew up in the conservative Midwest of America to become an unabashedly liberal UK-based comic. Nothing is what it seems. Especially Abigoliah Schamaun.

Join the critically acclaimed stand-up as she takes to the road for her debut nationwide tour, on the back of a sell out Edinburgh Festival season and appearances on the top rated The Guilty Feminist and Global Pillage podcasts.

WHY? ‘Damningly perceptive and very funny… she has a tightrope-treading ability the match of anything by Chris Rock or Bill Burr’ The Scotsman

'Confident and brilliantly funny with a knack for a turn of phrase that turns the simplest comment into a solid laugh' ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Studio
£12

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Griff Rhys Jones: All Over the Place

Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Troika presents.

Griff is back and once again all over the place touring the UK this autumn with his brand new full-length stand-up show.

Following sell out performances of his previous one man entertainments Jones and Smith and Where Was I? and a hugely acclaimed tour of Australia and New Zealand, it's time to join one half of Smith & Jones, one quarter of Not the Nine O'Clock News and one third of Three Men In a Boat as he presents an evening of hilarious true stories, riffs, observations and details of his recent medical procedures.

It’s all guaranteed to be packed with wicked insights into the pains of celebrity, the vicissitudes of parenthood and encounters with the great, the good and even the royal. Yes, Griff is all over the place this year so make sure not to miss him!

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

'Very funny' The Scotsman

'The jokes come faster than the rapids on the River Tay' The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£19

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Silas Marner

Wrongfully condemned and outcast from society, a poor weaver, eaten up with bitterness and anger, becomes a doomed miser and recluse, until he is forced to take in a young orphan girl.

Their mutual friendship leads to joy, love and his redemption.

The heart moving action, set in the early years of the 19th century, is performed by an ensemble cast of seven actors accompanied by music and songs of the period.

WHY? This great Victorian epic novel, is thrillingly and theatrically brought to the stage by the acclaimed Conn Artists Theatre Company. in the bicentenary year of George Eliot’s birth

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

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Macbeth

A new version from Proteus.

In the City, success is all and ruthless ambition is rewarded. The only problem is, how do you control it before it consumes you and your family?

This is London, October 1987, Black Monday.
This is a tale of greed, betrayal and murder.
This is Macbeth.

Featuring movement from Theatre Ad Infinitum's George Mann and a talented cast of BAME performers, award-winning theatre company Proteus present a highly physical version of Macbeth.

WHY? Shakespeare's Macbeth is re-imagining as a corporate thriller which explores race, class and the pressures faced by first generation British-born children of immigrants

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Christina Bianco: First Impressions

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Curtis Brown.

From The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Paul O’Grady Show, and ITV’s The Imitation Game, the girl with thousand voices returns to the UK with a brand new show for this nationwide tour. Through her uncanny impressions and musical mash-ups, this ‘comic firecracker with a pyrotechnic voice’ (Time Out) will celebrate the stars who’ve made lasting impressions on us all.

WHY? ‘A Tour De Force!’ New York Times

‘It's likely anyone observing this vocal obstacle course will spend many dazzled moments wondering how Bianco does it. Well, she does it with heart-stopping facility.’ Huffington Post

‘There’s no doubt – she’s a star’ Playbill

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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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 conc)

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The Scummy Mummies Show

Join comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA.

Expect stand-up, sketches, songs, and some very scummy stories. Guaranteed to make parents laugh and non-parents happy about their life choices.

Based on the hit Scummy Mummies podcast and best-selling book. As seen in The Sunday Times and heard on Radio 4.

WHY? 'Likeably straight-talking' The Telegraph

'Very funny' The Guardian

'Hilarious' Broadway Baby

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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Clare Teal and her Trio

A brand new show for 2019.

As the hot bed of Teal creativity, award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling.

This brand new show promises a rich jazz infused repertoire in its many forms and an eclectic song list, bringing you more exhilarating swing and sparkling melodies as Clare and her band celebrate popular music from the Great American and British Song books through to contemporary writers creating the standards of today.

WHY? As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Trio guarantee an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment performed by the very best

Courtyard Theatre
£22

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The Three Degrees

With original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday.

All the way from the USA!

The Three Degrees are an American female vocal group, formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group has remained a trio with two original members since Sheila Ferguson left many moons ago.

A firm favourite with Prince Charles, they sang at his 30th birthday party and were guests at his wedding to Princess Diana.

The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows.

The Three Degrees are Helen Scott, Valerie Holiday and Freddie Pool.

WHY? Enjoy hits such as When will I see you again, Dirty Ol' Man, Take Good Care Of Yourself

Courtyard Theatre
£25

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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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Sing! Sing! Sing! 2019

Presented by Jewel Tones.

Join Jewel Tones and friends for an evening of music.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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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

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Ed Gamble - Blizzard

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@nordenfarm
@EdGambleComedy

Ed Gamble's Website

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Darren Harriott – Good Heart Yute

Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person.

Now he's 30 and he's never been in love. It can't always be someone else's fault?

Learning more about himself and realising maybe he's never actually been happy with who is, join Darren for his trademark passion and insightful wit as he tries to work himself out.

WHY? From Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Don't Hate The Playaz, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Comedy Central's The Comedy Bus and Roast Battle

Studio
£12.50

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The Thinking Drinkers - Heroes of Hooch

The Thinking Drinkers return with a brand-new show, a hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers.

Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure, from Plato and Picasso, to Nelson, Napoleon and Norm from Cheers. You'll learn a lot, laugh a lot and, don't forget, you get five free drinks.

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16


@thinkingdrinks
@nordenfarm

Thinking Drinkers' website

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The Big Band at Christmas with Five Star Swing

Swing into Christmas with the unique Five Star Swing Big Band show.

Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells! As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and BBC Children in Need.

'Superb - they swing like crazy!' says Sheila Tracy, BBC. As seen at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball and Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother).

WHY? 'Swing and Song of the highest order' Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£15 conc)

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Stephen K Amos: Everyman

Stephen K Amos is on a mission to bring about world peace.

Or, to at least bring about an evening of peace, one venue at a time. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common.

Bringing achingly funny anecdotes, hilarious takes on the everyday and his infectious charm, Stephen K Amos will warm your cold, stiffened hearts. Join together with your fellow man and experience the universal language of laughter.

WHY? 'Comedy at its purest and richest form' The Advertiser ★★★★★

'Amos has the sort of commanding presence and confidence that could only have come from years of working the circuit' Arts Hub ★★★★

'One of the most likable figures in British comedy' Radio Times

‘Much loved King of stand-up’ North West End ★★★★

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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about 8 hours ago Some more amazing work created by our Creative Arts Social Club - A sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence and meet new people! Our next blockof sessions start on Monday 17 June. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/creative-arts-social-club-67

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