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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

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

Suitable for 18+ years

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

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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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.

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

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


Suitable for 6+ years.

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John Percy: Metaphorically Speaking

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

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

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Songs from Ireland

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

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

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

Presented by Isosceles.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Instant Family (12A)

Dir: Sean Anders 2018 | 118 mins, US

When Pete and Ellie choose to start a family, they stumble head first into the world of foster care adoption. After they learn their perfect foster child has two other siblings, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.

WHY? Heart-warming comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne and Octavia Spencer

'An engaging, entertaining comedy-drama with its heart in the right place' Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Wednesday 27 March 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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Zumba (Sundays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

Summer
Sun 12 May – 25 Aug
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Askew Sisters

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

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

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

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£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

Tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

@AskewSisters
@nordenfarm

The Askew Sisters Website

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Capernaum (15)

Dir: Nadine Labaki 2019 | 126 mins, Lb/US

(Arabic with English subtitles)

12-year-old Zain is a gutsy streetwise child. After fleeing his negligent parents, he uses his wits to survive the dangers of the city streets. His journey leads him to a courtroom, trying to assert his rights by suing his parent for the ‘crime’ of giving him life.

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s BAFTA and Academy Awards.

WHY? Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival

'A film that already feels like a landmark' ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

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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All is True (12A)

Dir: Kenneth Branagh 2018 | 101 mins, UK

The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.

WHY? Kenneth Branagh stars and directs, alongside Judi Dench and Ian McKellen

'Kenneth Branagh's witty, lovely meditation on Shakespeare's legacy' ★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Mon 14 Jan – 4 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb) and Mon 11 Mar – 29 Apr (exc 1,8, 15, 22 Apr)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

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

Suitable for 18+ years

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

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

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

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

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Soft Pastels: Which Surface?

Led by Jo Hall.

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

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

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

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

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton.

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

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

Suitable for 9+ years.

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

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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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Evening Papercraft

Led by Catherine Smith.

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

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

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

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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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

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

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

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

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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Discovering Alcohol Inks

Led by Kate Spencer-Millan.

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

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

  •  27 Mar
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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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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 6 and 10 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

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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Odyssey

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

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

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

Presented by The Pantaloons.

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@ThePantaloons
@nordenfarm

The Pantaloons Website

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

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

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Introduction to Jewellery Making

Led by Grant Forsyth

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

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

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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Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

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.

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

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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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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 6 and 10 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 10 Jan – 14 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 7 and 11 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

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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Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

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

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

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

Presented by Fol Espoir in collaboration with The Real MacGuffins.

Studio
£15 (£13 Supporters)

@realmacguffins
@folesp
@nordenfarm

Fol Espoir's Website
The Real MacGuffins Website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Spring
Thur 10 Jan – 14 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 7 and 11 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

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.

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 15 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 12 Apr and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course
£49 per 7 week course


Summer
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).

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

Summer
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.

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

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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Whiteline Woodcut Printing

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

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

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

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

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

  •  29 Mar SOLD OUT
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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

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

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

Summer
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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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson

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

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

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 8 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 29 Mar and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course

Summer
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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On the Basis of Sex (12A)

Dir: Mimi Leder 2018 | 120 mins, US

Inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Attorney and new mother Ruth takes on a ground breaking tax case with her husband, fellow attorney Martin Ginsburg. She knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.

WHY? Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux and Kathy Bates

£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 5 April 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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Odette Michell and Richard Lee

Odette Michell is an English folk singer-songwriter.

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

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

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

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@odettemichell
@Richleemusic
@nordenfarm

Odette's Website
Richard's Website

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Maidenhead Drama Festival

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£9 conc)

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Stephen Bailey: Our Kid

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

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

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

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

Age Guidence: 16+ years

Studio
£14

@stephencomedy
@nordenfarm

Stephen's Website

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Gospel Concertini

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

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

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

WHY? Music to inspire you!

50 minutes.

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

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Foxtrot (15)

Dir: Samuel Maoz 2017 | 108 mins, Il/Ce/De/Fr (Hebrew with English subtitles)

A desolate military checkpoint is manned by four young soldiers. At home, the parents of one of the boys are devastated by the news of his supposed sudden death. An intelligent dark comedy exploring the bitter absurdities of war and the impact it has on the people involved.

WHY? ‘A compelling family tragedy arranged with visionary boldness’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Mother’s Day – G&Tea

Enjoy afternoon tea in the atmospheric 18th century Long Barn.

Featuring live acoustic music.

Menu

Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam

Selection of Traditional Sandwiches

Macarons

Mini Eclairs

Mini Tarte au Citrons

Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes

Unlimited Tea (Assam / Earl Grey)

For an added treat, upgrade to our deluxe package and add a botanical gin & tonic or mini bottle of prosecco to your tea for an additional £4.

Long Barn

Standard package £15 or Deluxe package £19
£10 under 12s

  •  31 Mar SOLD OUT
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The Aftermath (cert tbc)

Dir: James Kent 2019 | Run time tbc, UK/US/De

1946. Rachael arrives in the ruins of Hamburg. Her husband Lewis is a British colonel, charged with rebuilding the city. But Lewis has made an unexpected decision - they will share their new home with its previous owners. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

WHY? Starring Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård and Jason Clarke

£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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Senior Youth Theatre Showcase - A Shakespeare Festival

A Showcase perfromance from students from Norden Lights C, F and H.

This year the groups will be performing ‘A Shakespeare Festival’.

All three groups will be performing abridged versions of Shakespeare plays:

Group C – Julius Caesar
Group F – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Group H – Macbeth

£4

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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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Junior Showcase - A Midsummer Night's Dream

A showcase perfromance from students from our Youth Dance, Bollywood and Junior Norden Lights group A and B.

This year the groups will be combining to create a modernised version of A Midsummers Night's Dream.

£4

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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.

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

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

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Book Club

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

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

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

  • Wed 6 Mar - The Librarian by Salley Vickers

  • Wed 3 April - Little Fires everywhere by Celezte Ng

  • Wed 1 May - Transcription by Kate Atkinson

  • Wed 5 June - Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock and more

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

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

WHY? Beautiful intimate music performed by virtuosos

Courtyard Theatre
£15, MMS members £10

Maidenhead Music Society's Website

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Suzi Ruffell - Nocturnal

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

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

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

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

Studio
£12

Suzi's Website

@suziruffell
@nordenfarm

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The Vinyl Frontier: Your Best...Cover Version

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

10 participants present their favourite cover version on vinyl.

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

Studio
£8

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Women in Rock

A fitting tribute to all women that simply rock!

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@womeninrock
@nordenfarm

Women in Rock's Website

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Poppies Landscape in Watercolours and Pencil

Led by Caroline Crawford

Painting Studies
Led by Caroline Crawford

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

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

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

  •   6 Apr SOLD OUT
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Fighting with My Family (12A)

Dir: Stephen Merchant 2019 | 108 mins, UK/US

Paige and her brother Zak are born into a tight-knit wrestling family. They are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone.

WHY? ‘A good-natured comedy from director Stephen Merchant’ 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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Scratch: Choreographic Platform

Five different dance artists share brand new works.

A captivating evening of contemporary dance theatre that gives emerging artists a unique platform. Curated by Charlie Dixon (4Motion Dance Theatre co and Charlie Dixon Dance), in conjunction with GradLab Project at The Point. There will also be a chance to see Elizabeth Pick's film Finding Focus.

The artists/choreographers taking part in this event are:

  • 4Motion Dance Theatre
  • Harry Fullylove
  • ASAR Dance
  • Amy Foskett Dance
  • Amy Morvell Dance
The choreographers will be available at the end to take any feedback or questions.

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

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

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Family Ceilidh

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

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

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

90 minutes.

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

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ROH Live: La Forza del Destino

255 mins.

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained.

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

Sessions are 45 minutes.


Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Quest! Next Steps: Dance Intensive

Led by Charlie Dixon

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

Suitable for ages 8+ years. No audition necessary.

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

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

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Caroline Crawford.

A sociable group for over 65’s 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 (exc 3 Jun), 17 Jun – 8 Jul, 15 Jul – 5 Aug, 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 Half Term the stories will be

Thur 11 Apr - The Magic Paintbrush
Mon 15 Apr - The High Street

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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The Enormous Turnip

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

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

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

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

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

Age guidance: 3-10 years


Relaxed Performances
Performances on Wed 10 Apr at 2pm and Thur 11 Apr at 2pm are Relaxed - ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The house lights are kept on and audience members can come and go as they please.

60 minutes.

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

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)

Dir: Dean DeBlois 2019 | 104 mins, US

Hiccup, chief and ruler of Berk, has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the village is under threat, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth.

WHY? A surprising tale about growing up and finding the courage to face the unknown

'The third film in the children’s fantasy series evokes wonder with skill' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to view the full review

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

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Take Root

Quest Family Fest: Schools and Community Exhibition

Continue your festival exploration in the gallery. Complete a Quest. Encounter towering plants, roots in the undergrowth and creepy crawlies above and below the surface as GIANT crops grow!

Visual artists Raphaella Sapir and Amelia Pimlott have worked with students and the local community to create an environment inspired by The Enormous Turnip a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!

Norden Farm Gallery

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Quest! Art Daze

Led by Michaela Clarke.

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

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

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

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 Kid Who Would Be King (PG)

Dir: Joe Cornish 2019 | 120 mins, UK/US

Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights. Together with the legendary wizard Merlin, they must take on the wicked enchantress Morgana.

WHY? Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure

'The characters are a delight, the action sequences thrum with invention, and when it’s funny, it’s very funny indeed' ★★★★ Empire

Click here to view the full review.

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

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NT Live: All About Eve (12A tbc)

By Joseph L Mankiewicz

Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove.

Broadcast live from the West End in London (Thursday).

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve… don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

WHY? Starring Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again)

Run time approximately 130 mins.

Courtyard Theatre
£15


Photographs: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic and Lily James by Perou
Design: Bob King Creative

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Myra Dubois: Dead Funny – Edinburgh R.I.Preview

The acid tongued Myra DuBois presents a sardonic side-eyed look at death and at the theatre of grief.

An evening packed with so many laughs that you’ll R.I.Pee your pants.

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

‘Trust us, you’re going to want to spend your fringe with Myra DuBois’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

‘Expect to be entertained’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘A display of caustic sensibility and razor sharp wit’ Scotland On Sunday

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

@myradubois
@nordenfarm

Myra's Website

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REMbrandt

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

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

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


Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Captain Marvel (cert tbc)

Dir: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck 2019 | 128 mins, US

Carol has left her earthly life behind to join an elite Kree military team called Starforce, led by an enigmatic commander. But before long, Carol finds herself back on Earth with new questions about her past. And she’s got a formidable enemy in the form of the Skrulls.

WHY? The latest film from the Marvel universe, starring Brie Larson and Jude Law

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

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Gyles Brandreth - Break a Leg!

They say all political careers end in tears.

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

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

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

‘Total joy’ ★★★★★ Scotsman

Suitable for ages 11+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@GlyesB1
@nordenfarm

Gyles Brandreth's Website

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ArtiSpring Fair

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

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

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

Long Barn and Nordens Free entry

Please note that there is now a waiting list for stalls at this Spring's event. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for announcements about our Summer season events.

  •  14 Apr FREE
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Family Silent Disco

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

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

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

120 minutes.

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

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Everybody Knows (15)

Dir: Asghar Farhadi 2018 | 132 mins, Es/Fr/It (Spanish with English subtitles)

Laura and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the Spanish village where she was born to attend her sister’s wedding. But unexpected events lead this gathering toward a crisis that exposes the family’s hidden past.Starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

WHY? ‘Cruz and Bardem pull no punches in heavyweight kidnap drama’ ★★★★ The Guardian

£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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Quest! Make a Play in 3 Days

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

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

Suitable for ages 10+ years.

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

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

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Nick Sharratt's Right Royal Drawalong

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

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

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

Age guidance: 4+ years

75 minutes.

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

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Singalong Concertini with the R'n'Beatles

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

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

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

Suitable for all ages.

WHY? Music to sing-along to!

50 minutes.

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

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

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

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

WHY? Nominated for Best Animated Feature at this year’s BAFTA and Academy Awards

'A dazzling animated caper' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

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

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

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

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years

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You Choose

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

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

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

Presented by Nonsense Room Productions

Age guidance: 2-7 years

60 minutes

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

@Nroomproduction
@nordenfarm

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RSC Live: As You Like It

Run time tbc.

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Chicken Licken

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

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

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

Presented by DNA.

Age guidance: 3-8 years.

45 minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

Join me to step backwards into the future.

WHY? ‘Stand up Gold’ The Guardian

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

‘Wickedly witty Stuff’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£15

  •  18 Apr SOLD OUT
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Explore: The Great Little Yoga Company Taster! (3-5 yrs)

A fun filled yoga session. We will cover breath work, yoga postures, partner work, meditation and relaxation.

30 minutes.

Nordens
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Circus Skills (8-10 years)

Led by And Circus.

Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling.

Courtyard Theatre
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Bollywood Dance Party (5-7 years)

Become a Bollywood sensation! - this energetic session will get you moving with a fusion of Indian and western styles

Studio
£4.50
4 workshops for £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Chocolate Egg Decorating (11+ years)

Decorate a chocolate egg with icings and embellishments - will you give your egg to someone special? Or keep it as a treat for yourself!

Long Barn II
£4.50
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Drama - Make Your Own Sound Effects (Families)

Using your body, your voice and household object to create noises that will amuse, surprise and entertain you and your friends.

Green Room
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Stop Motion Movie Madness (Families)

Presented by Discovery. with Three.

Capture and animate your own Lego stop motion masterpiece! (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years)

Upstairs
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Block Printing (Families)

Create vibrant abstract block print artworks by having inky fun with coloured paper and block printing techniques.

Long Barn I
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Robots & Drawbots (11+ yrs)

What's better than making a robot? Making a robot that can draw.

Design and build a robot using Microbit, motors, wheels and scrap materials. You can then help it to draw you a picture. You can take away the picture and what you build except the electronics and motors.

Farmhouse
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: X-Ray Specs (8-10 yrs)

Presented by Crazy Comic Club!

Unleash the powers of magic through cartooning! Make a genuine working pair of X-Ray glasses and create secret code comics, transforming characters, unexpected surprises, and more!

Gallery
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Yoga Party! (4-8 yrs)

A celebration of Spring! An energetic and fun class looking at sun salutations, balancing, many yoga postures, movement patterns and a group spring flower mandala building session!

30 minutes.

Nordens
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Stop Motion Movie Madness (5-7 yrs)

Presented by Discovery. with Three.

Capture and animate your own Lego stop motion masterpiece!

Upstairs
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Circus Skills (Families)

Led by And Circus.

Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling.

(Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years)

Courtyard Theatre
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

  •  19 Apr SOLD OUT
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Explore: Contemporary Dance (8-10 years)

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of chart hits.

Studio
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Make and Decorate Chocolate Lollipops (Families)

Mould, decorate and package your very own chocolate lollipop to take home!

Long Barn II
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

  •  19 Apr SOLD OUT
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Explore: Drama - King of the Jungle (8-10 years)

Elephants or monkeys, panthers or parrots. Come and discover your inner animal to help us decide who should be crowned 'King of the Jungle'

Green Room
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Big Dog Little Yoga: Family Yoga

A unique yoga based class for parents and children together! Please bring a yoga mat.

45 minutes.

4-8 years, must be accompanied by an adult.

Nordens
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Block Printing (11+ yrs)

Create vibrant abstract block print artworks by having inky fun with coloured paper and block printing techniques.

Long Barn I
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

SOLD OUT
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Explore: Robots & Drawbots (Families)

What's better than making a robot? Making a robot that can draw.

Design and build a robot using Microbit, motors, wheels and scrap materials. You can then help it to draw you a picture. You can take away the picture and what you build except the electronics and motors.

Farmhouse
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

  •  19 Apr SOLD OUT
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Explore: Superhero Spectacular (5-7 yrs)

Presented by Crazy Comic Club!

Create your own amazing superheroes and planet-chomping supervillains and learn loads of secret cartooning tricks and tips along the way!

Gallery
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Circus Skills (5-7 years)

Led by And Circus.

Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling.

Courtyard Theatre
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Steel Pan Band (Families)

Create your very own steel band with friends and family and play music together! Supported by CultureMix’s friendly tutors.

Studio
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Chocolate Egg Decorating (8-10 years)

Decorate a chocolate egg with icings and embellishments - will you give your egg to someone special? Or keep it as a treat for yourself?

Long Barn II
£4.50
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Drama - Create Your Own Bedtime Story (Families)

Using your body, your voice and household object to create noises that will amuse, surprise and entertain you and your friends.

Green Room
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Stop Motion Movie Madness (8-10 yrs)

Presented by Discovery. with Three.

Capture and animate your own Lego stop motion masterpiece!

Upstairs
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Block Printing (Families)

Create vibrant abstract block print artworks by having inky fun with coloured paper and block printing techniques.

Long Barn I
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Robots & Drawbots (Families)

What's better than making a robot? Making a robot than can draw.

Design and build a robot using Microbit, motors, wheels and scrap materials. You can then help it to draw you a picture. You can take away the picture and what you build except the electronics and motors.

Farmhouse
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: 3D Cartooning (5-7 yrs)

Presented by Crazy Comic Club!

Comic Club microcube box worlds! Design your very own 3D cartooning universe in a microcube, it can be world you have created, or from your favourite games, cartoons or movies!

Gallery
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Circus Skills (11+ years)

Led by And Circus.

Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling.

Courtyard Theatre
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

SOLD OUT
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Explore: Steel Pan Band (Families)

Create your very own steel band with friends and family and play music together! Supported by CultureMix’s friendly tutor.

Studio
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

  •  19 Apr SOLD OUT
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Explore: Make and Decorate Chocolate Lollipops (Families)

Mould, decorate and package your very own chocolate lollipop to take home!

Long Barn II
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

  •  19 Apr SOLD OUT
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Explore: Drama - Dragons & Unicorns (5-7yrs)

Jump into this fantasy world of mythical beasts where you can become any of the magical creatures from legends.

Green Room
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Stop Motion Movie Madness (Families)

Presented by Discovery. with Three.

Capture and animate your own Lego stop motion masterpiece! (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years)

Upstairs
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Robots & Drawbots (8-10 yrs)

What's better than making a robot? Making a robot that can draw.

Design and build a robot using Microbit, motors, wheels and scrap materials. You can then help it to draw you a picture. You can take away the picture and what you build except the electronics and motors.

Farmhouse
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Block Printing (5-7 yrs)

Create vibrant abstract block print artworks by having inky fun with coloured paper and block printing techniques.

Long Barn I
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Manga Mayhem (11+ yrs)

Presented by Crazy Comic Club!

Join comic artist James Parsons for an introduction to manga and learn all you need to know to create an awesome super-cute chibi character!

Gallery
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Circus Skills (Families)

Led by And Circus.

Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling.

(Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years)

Courtyard Theatre
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Steel Pan Band (5-7 years)

Create your very own steel band with friends and family and play music together! Supported by CultureMix’s friendly tutor.

Studio
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April)

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Explore: Make and Decorate Chocolate Lollipops (5-7 years)

Mould, decorate and package your very own chocolate lollipop to take home!

Long Barn II
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Drama - Mime (11+ yrs)

Enter the silent world of performance and fine tune your skills to act without talking.

Green Room
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Stop Motion Movie Madness (11+ yrs)

Presented by Discovery. with Three.

Capture and animate your own Lego stop motion masterpiece!

Upstairs
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Block Printing (8-10 yrs)

Create vibrant abstract block print artworks by having inky fun with coloured paper and block printing techniques.

Long Barn I
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Crazy Pop Up Comics! (Families)

Presented by Crazy Comic Club!

Family fun with crazy pop-up comics! A chance for the whole family to get creative learning the basics of pop-ups, and even a bit of next level super-awesome ultra pop-up making! - you'll be able to design a 3D comic art picture that literally jumps out the page!

Gallery
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Robots and Drawbots (8-10 yrs)

What's better than making a robot? Making a robot that can draw.

Design and build a robot using Microbit, motors, wheels and scrap materials. You can then help it to draw you a picture. You can take away the picture and what you build except the electronics and motors.

Farmhouse
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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The Lego Movie 2 (U)

Dir: Mike Mitchell 2019 | 106 mins, Dk/Ca/No/Au/US

The heroes of Bricksburg reunite in an all new action-packed adventure. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat - LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space-wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt.

WHY? Starring the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Alison Brie

'A sophisticated new adventure... hilarious voice-work artistry, ceaselessly inventive pop-culture riffs and eyeball-popping graphics' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

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

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A Star is Born (15)

Dir: Bradley Cooper 2018 | 136 mins, US

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

Nominated for seven BAFTAs and seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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At Eternity's Gate (cert TBC)

Dir: Julian Schnabel 2018 | 111 mins, Ch/UK/Fr/US/Ie

Drama exploring the famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh, covering his time in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise. Complex and troubled soul Vincent seeks a new visual language, while also struggling to make sense of himself and his connection to those around him.

WHY? Featuring an Oscar nominated performance from Willem Dafoe as the troubled artist

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Wednesday 24 April 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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Robin Morgan - Honeymoon

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

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

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

Studio
£12

@robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

Robin's Website

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Bohemian Rhapsody - Sing Along (12A)

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

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

WHY? Your chance to sing along to this foot-stomping celebration of Queen and their music!

Nominated for seven BAFTAs and five Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Rami Malek’s remarkable performance as Freddie Mercury.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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The Favourite (15)

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

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

Nominated for an impressive 12 BAFTAs and 10 Academy Awards.

WHY? ‘Dark comedy of 18th-century court intrigue’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tuesday 5 February at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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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.

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

Tuesday 23 April - Leap of Faith


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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The Kindergarten Teacher (12A)

Dir: Sara Colangelo 2019 | 96 mins, US

Lisa Spinelli (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is a kindergarten teacher and poet who is fed up with her career, her oblivious husband and teenage kids. When she discovers that a child in her class may be a poetic prodigy, Lisa becomes fascinated. She soon finds herself risking her career and family to nurture his talent.

WHY? ‘Brilliantly observed ethical pretzel about a poetically gifted kid’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Blue County

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

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

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

Studio
£15

@BlueCountyMusic
@nordenfarm

Blue County's Website

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Cold War (15)

Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski 2018 | 88 mins, Pl/Fr/UK

(French and Polish with English subtitles)

In the ruins of post-war Poland, Wiktor and Zula fall deeply and destructively in love. They are musicians, forced to play into the Soviet propaganda machine. As they spot their chance to make a break for Paris, both make a split decision that will mark their lives forever.

Winner of Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.

Nominated for four BAFTAs and three Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Cinematography.

WHY? ‘Mysterious, musically glorious and visually ravishing’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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The Linos Piano Trio

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17, MMS Members £12

@LinosPianoTrio
@nordenfarm

Linos Piano Trio's Website

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Coldplace: A Tribute to Coldplay

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@ColdplaceCP
@nordenfarm

Coldplace's Website

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Sounds Echoed with The Paul Jordanous Jazz Ensemble

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

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

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

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) £5 under 16s

Paul's Website

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

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

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

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


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Spring Ceilidh

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

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

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

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

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

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Adam Riches - The Adam Riches Experience

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

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

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

Age guidance: 16+ years

Studio
£12

@TigcoRiches
@nordenfarm

Adam's Tour Website

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Fisherman's Friends (12A)

Dir: Chris Foggin 2019 | 112 mins, UK

A cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village. He’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. But the unlikely boy band and their families value friendship and community over fame and fortune.

WHY? Starring Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton, Noel Clarke and David Hayman

£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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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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ROH Live: Faust

225 mins.

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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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Milton Jones: Work In Progress

One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.

Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo.

But this is also a love story with the twist, or at least a really bad sprain.

Just gloriously daft nonsense or is there a deeper meaning? Every man has his price. Sainsburys, where good food costs less.

'He’s fast, absurd and very Funny' Radio Times

‘No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Government Inspector

Presented by Shifting Sands.

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

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

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

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

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

Studio
£15, £13 Supporters

Shifting Sands Website

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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.

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

Summer
Fridays (from Fri 3 May)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

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

'A hit' ★★★★ The Times

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

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

Studio
£12

@nordenfarm
@jlukeroberts

John-Luke Robert's Website

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An Evening with Alan McGee

Alan McGee is a Scottish businessman and music industry executive.

He has been a record label owner, musician, manager and music blogger for The Guardian. He is best known for co-founding and running the independent Creation Records label and is the man who discovered and signed Oasis.

WHY? Join Alan as he discusses his career, the music industry and his relationship with bands such as Oasis and Primal Scream. You will also have the opportunity to ask Alan a question.

The night will be hosted by author and broadcaster Rob Fiddaman, who will also be playing a Brit Pop/indie club night after the event.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Oye Santana

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18.50

@OyeSantanaBand
@nordenfarm

Oye Santana's Website

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Kyshona Armstrong and Michael Logen

Kyshona is a singer/songwriter, originally from South Carolina.

She has a soul voice reminiscent of the greats - whether delivering soul, gospel or powerful political messages.

Michael Logen is an Americana/folk artist. His music has featured on numerous TV shows and his song Breaking Your Own Heart was covered by Kelly Clarkson on her Grammy winning album Stronger.

WHY? Join two Nashville based artists for an authentic evening of music – as seen at our sell out performances of Nashville in the Round

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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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 feminine 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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Alistair McGowan - Introductions to Classical Piano

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Credit: Sony
Music Photograph: Christopher Dunlop

Alistair's Website

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Belshazzar's Feast

Paul Sartin (Bellowhead) on oboe, violin, vocals and Paul Hutchinson (Hoover the Dog) on accordion are Belshazzar’s Feast.

They have wowed audiences around the world with virtuoso musicianship tempered by wry humour. The duo start with traditional folk music, throw in a bit of pop and classical, sprinkle over a few TV and movie themes and top it off lashings of laughs.

WHY? ‘Few can match this duo in concert for entertainment and great music’ The Independent

Studio Theatre
£17.50

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Pop Up Bowie

Paul Anthony has amazed and entertained audiences throughout the nation. Accompanied by a full band, he will perform two hours of Bowie’s biggest hits taking the audience on a musical journey.

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

WHY? Voted the UK’s No.1 David Bowie Tribute Act at the National Tribute Awards 2016

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The Vinyl Frontier - Bruce Springsteen vs Bryan Adams

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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Jo Harman

Widely regarded as one of Europe's finest ever soul/blues fuelled voices, Jo Harman is an international touring and recording artist who remains a genre-defying artist.

A multi award winning performer, Jo has achieved considerable success at home and abroad, headlining prestigious venues and festivals throughout Europe and beyond. These include playing as one of eleven artists to 300k people at Parkpop in the Hague and opening London's BluesFest - performing a set at the 20k capacity O2 Arena.

Join Jo for an intimate evening of sincere and heartfelt music in our Studio theatre.

WHY? Rag’n’Bone Man recently took to social media to proclaim Jo 'one of this country's finest talents'

Studio
£15, £13 Advantage Card

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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 ba

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The Guido Spannocchi Trio

Guido Spannocchi is a Vienna born London based saxophonist currently about to release his third album. His previous albums Ahead Only in 2017 and Terms & Conditions in 2018 have gained him international press reviews and radio airplay.

Together with his trio, Guido has toured through Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, France and the UK and has had a major tour in Brazil. He also hosts several regular nights in renowned Jazz clubs in London.

Collected during childhood, as well as various tours, the repertoire and compositions focus on eastern European lullabies combined with Brazilian and world rhythms in a unique harmonic structure. These come to life particularly through the interplay of the band members. Consisting of alto saxophone, double bass and drums - this ensemble is as fragile as it is transparent and never ceases to take the listener on a journey through uncharted territory.

WHY? ‘An exciting deep jazz album creating a real buzz’ Paul Bradshaw, Worldwide FM

‘Wonderfully real jazz’ Christian Bakonyi, Austrian National Radio OE1

‘A modern day Ornette Coleman’ Tony Kofi

‘The perfect antidote’ Tamsin Snow

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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NT Live: All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

directed by Jeremy Herrin

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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

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Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Gabrielle once sang ‘dreams can come true’ and that’s lovely, but nothing to do with this show.

After sell-out, critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London, with both runs extended to meet high demand, Lou Sanders is back with a national tour. She brings stabby step mothers, alcohol issues and an unusual sexual encounter in LA with her.

This show is all about shame. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig herself – and now she’s rolling around in her own filth for your delight.

As seen and heard on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Hypothetical, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, The Russell Howard Hour, Comic Relief and Radio 4’s Unbelievable Truth.

'A Fringe comedian who leaves you wanting more? I’ll take that deal' ★★★★ The Times

'Lou Sanders deserves a Comedy Award nod for this show… Her best show yet' ★★★★ Evening Standard

'A reminder of just how good a straight stand up Sanders is…a joyous embracing of her eclectic life' ★★★★ Fest Mag

'She’s terrific' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Thank the comedy Gods' ★★★★ Chortle

Studio
£12

@LouSanders
@nordenfarm

Lou Sander's Website

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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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Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf: Prophet Sharing

Two great religions. Two great comedians.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)


Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions

@AshleyBlaker
@imranyusuf
@nordenfarm

Ashley's Website
Imran's Website

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Flux

Meet Kate: a physicist in the male-dominated labs of the 1980s.

Addicted to the pounding beats and neon glow of her generation, follow Kate as she discovers her potential as a cutting edge scientist. As a girl, Kate dreamt of being among the elite, but as expectations become reality and the professional turns personal, her world is in a spin.

Follow Kate as she discovers what it means to be a woman in a world of men.

WHY? Inspired by the work of female scientists, Flux uses extraordinary
puppetry, an electrifying set and a filmic score

Flux has been developed with Shoreditch Town Hall, Oxford Playhouse, Arts at the Old Fire Station, Cornerstone Arts, Brewery Arts Centre and the Institute of Physics.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Age guidance: 11+ years

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Horns of Plenty - Martin Shaw (trumpet/flugel)

One of the UK's Jazz heroes, Martin is a featured soloist with the BBC Big Band.

Teamed with ‘a young Jazz giant’ Will Gibson (saxes) and the superb rhythm section headed by Clark Tracey (drums) with Alex Hutton (piano) and Ollie Hayhurst (bass).

WHY? A stunning musician at the top of his game

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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The Bob Dylan Story

Isle of Wight Festival 50th Anniversary - Greatest Hits Show

A stunning and definitive live concert celebration of rock music’s greatest icon.

Featuring Like A Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man, Blowin’ In The Wind, Knocking On Heaven’s Door, All Along The Watchtower, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Lay Lady Lay and many more and many more.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dylan’s famous Isle of Wight comeback - the joyous I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, the whimsical Quinn The Eskimo, the venomous Maggie’s Farm.

An aural and visual feast with evocative visual projections and fascinating stories. And don’t forget to shout 'Judas'!

WHY? 'Superb..., Does real justice to the great man!' Weekend Notes

Courtyard Theatre
£18


The Bob Dylan Story website

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Studio Session

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

If you would like to perform at this summer’s event, please email some clips of your music to jane.corry@nordenfarm.org.

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


Studio
£5

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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.

On Sunday 17 March the story will be The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

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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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

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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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake (PG)

Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in 2019.

This thrilling, audacious and witty production replaces the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble.

Run time approximately 127 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock & Roll

The story of troubled town Asbury Park and how the power of music can unite a people divided.

Featuring a legendary concert from Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt and Southside Johnny.

Run time approximately 130 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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ROH Live: Within The Golden Hour

Encore screenings.

Three works showcasing the contemporary face of the Royal Ballet. Featuring pieces from Christopher Wheeldon, Crystal Pite and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

Run time approximately 195 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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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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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Tunde Jegede: New Worlds Tour - Visions of a Traveller

A concert that following 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

Tunde Jegede's Website

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Peter Coyle: The First Picture of Summer

Lotus Eaters vocalist Peter Coyle found fame with his 1983 hit First Picture of You.

Since then, songs like German Girl and It Hurts as well as an impressive solo catalogue have earned him the love and respect of music lovers the world over. This is a rare chance to hear Peter 'up close and persona', with exquisite re-workings of the back catalogue and stunning new material.

WHY? Think Massive Attack meets Lou Reed with a healthy dose of New Wave Romanticism!

Courtyard Theatre
£14


This event is an Artistic Hire.

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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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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.

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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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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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Charlie Baker presents The Greatest Goat of All Time

World premiere of this fresh, funny, fantastical story.

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

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

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

Age guidance: 7+ years.

WHY? ‘A very special show’ Blue Peter

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

Charlie's Website

@BakersTweet
@nordenfarm

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Lucy Porter - Pass It On

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

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

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

‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's Website

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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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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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The Outside Track

The multi award winning band hail from Scotland, Ireland, and Cape Breton.

They blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. The band’s high-energy performances have made them one of the top Celtic acts in the world. Their latest album Rise Up features songs and tunes all by or about women.

WHY? Winner of Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the Tradition In Review Awards

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@outsidetrack
@nordenfarm

The Outside Track's Website

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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

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RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew

Live screening.

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

Run time approximately 180 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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

@chrismccausland
@nordenfarm

Chris' Website

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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 7pm

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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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

An encore screening of Take That’s 2019 Greatest Hits tour from Cardiff's Principality Stadium!

A show filled with fan favourites spanning three decades.

Run time approximately 150 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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ROH Live: Romeo and Juliet

Live screening (Tuesday).

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

Run time approximately 195 minutes

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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 Advantage Card holders

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

If you are interested in having a stall please contact jo.fredickson@nordenfarm.org

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

Heavily rooted in R’n’B, gospel, jazz and soul, Nate Simpson performs his own version of Marvin Gaye’s classic songs.

Local artist Nate starred on X Factor in 2016. Since then he has performed alongside the likes of acclaimed jazz artist Julie Dexter on her UK and European tour. 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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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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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 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

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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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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

Live screening.

In celebration of her bicentenary year, Northern Ballet's new biopic brings the sensational story of Queen Victoria to life in dance.

Run time TBC.

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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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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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 conc)

@shackletontrio
@nordenfarm

The Shackleton Trio Website

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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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The Rosina Hepburn Quintet

With a sound and style that conjure the golden age of jazz, The Rosina Hepburn Quintet pay homage to the divas who packed Carnegie Hall, Mister Kelly’s and the Village Gate.

The band has performed at the Vintage New Year’s Eve Party in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall, Writtle Jazz Festival, and at such iconic London venues as Ronnie Scott’s and Toulouse Lautrec. From intimate jazz clubs to outdoor festivals and swing dance nights, the Moonshyne Runners believe 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

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

It's free to play on every day with beachside tables available for snacks and lunch. Peel yourself off the beach and get creative with your little ones in our daily Beach Craft sessions. Or relax with them in the beach hut story den for Storytelling.

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.

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

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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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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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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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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

A London based violin and cello duo, inspired by contemporary eastern-European folk.

The pair have a distinctive, intimate performance style and have collaborated and toured with groundbreaking artists such Sam Lee and Talvin Singh OBE. Fran and Flora were selected by BBC Introducing to perform at Latitude Festival and have recently received much radio play on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6 Music.

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.

WHY? If you are interested in having a stall, please visit the event page on our website for more information

Long Barn and Nordens Free Entry

  •   3 Aug FREE
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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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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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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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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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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)

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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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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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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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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Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

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

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

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

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

‘A master craftsman’ ★★★★ Times

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

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@GaryDelaney
@nordenfarm

Gary's Website

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Luke Kempner - House of Faces

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

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

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

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

‘Gloriously funny’ Independent

‘Blummin genius’ Dawn French

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@LukeKempner
@nordenfarm

Luke's Website

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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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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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