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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.

Wednesdays (exc 14 Feb, 4 Apr, 11 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per sibling or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

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

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Amanda Schenk.

A sociable group for people who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now!

Do you have a box of art materials that you keep meaning to use? Did you used to create art but stopped doing it somewhere along the line? Are you inspired to make art when you go to exhibitions?

Professional artist Amanda Schenk leads this creative community. Play with materials, go on art adventures and explore your arty side. You’ll grow in creative confidence, meet new people and have fun getting playful with a range of art techniques.

Why not make a day of it and stay for lunch after?

£5 materials fee to tutor.

Spring
Wed 17 Jan – 7 Feb and 21 Feb – 14 Mar
10am – 12pm
£48 for 4 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Murder on the Orient Express (12A)

Dir: Kenneth Branagh 2017 | 114 mins

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

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

'Kenneth Branagh’s lavish, all-star take on the Agatha Christie classic is endearingly nostalgic' ★★★★ 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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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

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

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


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


£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Never Mind the Blocks – Tim Styles

Unpretentious, bold and blatantly playful blocks of colour sit behind vivid and improvised strokes to deliver a unique minimalist vision.

Tim has been producing original artworks for over a decade. His unique blend of influences bring together sumi-e style spontaneity with controlled, geometric simplicity. A junction where calm meets chaos, reflecting the relationship humans have with nature.

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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

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


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


£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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

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


'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


£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 10 Jan – 7 Feb, 21 Feb – 21 Mar and 18 Apr – 16 May
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Ingrid Goes West (15)

Dir: Matt Spicer 2017 | 98 mins

Following the death of her mother, Ingrid Thorburn escapes her humdrum existence by moving out West. Her aim is to befriend her Instagram obsession, Los Angeles socialite Taylor Sloane. A quick bond is forged between these unlikeliest of buddies But the facade begins to crack in both women's lives.

WHY? ‘A very smart take on the stalker movie’ ★★★★ Empire Magazine

Click here to read the review in full.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tuesday 23 January at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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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 10 Jan – 7 Feb, 21 Feb – 21 Mar and 18 Apr – 16 May
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 11 Jan 11 – 8 Feb, 22 Feb – 22 Mar and 19 Apr – 17 May
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Zumba

Led by Annet Bowler.

Party yourself into shape with the Zumba® programme.

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

Spring
Thur 4 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 29 Mar)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Sun 7 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 1 Apr)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Paper Craft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Build up your paper crafting skills and master new techniques. Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing and more. Use a variety of equipment and tools each week. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Thur 11 Jan - 8 Feb
10.30am – 12pm
£12 per session or £55 for 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Disaster Artist (15)

Dir: James Franco 2017 | 103 mins

Based on Greg Sestero’s bestselling book about the making of cult-classic disasterpiece The Room. James Franco stars as Tommy Wiseau - an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable. A celebration of friendship and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds.

WHY? ‘James Franco's ode to bad film-making is a riot’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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

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


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


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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

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


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


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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Stephen K Amos - Bread and Circuses

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

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

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

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

Age guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

@stephenkamos
@nordenfarm

Stephen K Amos's 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 11 Jan 11 – 8 Feb, 22 Feb – 22 Mar and 19 Apr – 17 May
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 12 Jan – 9 Feb, 23 Feb – 23 Mar and 20 Apr – 18 May
Intermediate | 9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 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 12 Jan – 9 Feb and 23 Feb – 23 Mar
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

Fridays (exc 12 Feb, 2 Apr, 9 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.


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

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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

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

Spring
Fri 12 Jan – 9 Feb, 23 Feb – 23 Mar and 20 Apr – 18 May
11am – 12.15pm
£35 per 5 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 12 Jan – 9 Feb and 23 Feb – 23 Mar
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.

Fridays (from Fri 5 Jan)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Anthony Strong

Jazz singer-pianist Anthony Strong has won plaudits around the world for his high energy, feel-good shows.

His repertoire is unashamedly ‘old school’ – from jazz standards and classics, through to early Stevie Wonder and Motown. Anthony is joined by his trio who have performed with him at jazz festivals and concert halls on 4 continents!

WHY? A journey through the history of the greatest male jazz singers of all time!

Studio
£14

@AnthonyStrong_
@nordenfarm

Anthony Strong's website

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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.

10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term
Suitable for 18+ years

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

SOLD OUT
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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners can create up to three pieces and there are projects to follow 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.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Sat 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 Mar and 21 Apr
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Fit Steps

Led by Julie Antonsen.

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

Spring
Sat 13 Jan – 28 Apr (exc 7 and 14 Apr)
10.15am – 11am
£5 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Anthem - The Ultimate Queen Concert Show

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

@nordenfarm

Anthem's website

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

A unique yoga-based class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Get ready to fly! Class includes elements of acroyoga.

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

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

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Sunday 28 Jan, 25 Feb, 25 Mar, 29 Apr
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

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Mozart Birthday Concert

St John’s Chamber Orchestra

Antonia Kesel (violin)
Edward Bale (viola)
William Padfield (horn)
Yehuda Inbar (piano)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart
Divertimento in D, K.136
Sinfonia concertante in E flat .K.364
Horn Concerto in E flat, K.447
Piano Concerto No.18 in B flat, K.456

WHY? A full-length afternoon concert, with a delightful array of masterworks featuring an impressive array of gifted young soloists

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

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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

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


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


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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (cert TBC)

Dir: Malcolm Clarke 2013 | 39 mins

Screenings to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

A documentary telling the story of Alice Herz-Sommer, a celebrated Jewish concert pianist and holocaust survivor from Prague, who was imprisoned in Theresienstadt. She discusses the importance of music, laughter and how to have an optimistic outlook on life. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Book both The Lady in Number 6 and Life is Beautiful screenings for £15 (£13 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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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.

Sun 14 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 1, 8 and 15 Apr)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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John Spiers with Jackie Oates

John Spiers has made a name for himself as one of the leading melodeon players of his generation. A key part of the multi award winning Bellowhead and also a member of Eliza Carthy’s band for five years.

Jackie Oates is synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk. Her mellifluous voice, plaintive fiddle and tantalizing approach to traditional songs gained her several BBC Folk Awards.

WHY? An evening of enthralling music and humorous banter

Studio
£16.50

@nordenfarm

John Spiers website
Jackie Oates website

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Life is Beautiful (PG)

Dir: Roberto Benigni 1997 | 116 min

Screenings to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

(Italian, German and English with English subtitles)

Guido Orefice is a Jewish-Italian waiter. He wins the heart of Dora with his charm and humour. However, their happiness is abruptly halted when war breaks out. Determined to shelter their son from the of horrors the concentration camp, Guido convinces him that it is merely a game. Winner of three Academy Awards.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Book both The Lady in Number 6 and Life is Beautiful screenings for £15 (£13 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.

Mondays (exc 16 Feb, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

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Yoga & Meditation

Led by Julie Potter

Practise gentle spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, basic yogic breathing techniques and guided meditations to take you to a state of relaxed wellbeing. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Spring
Mon 8 Jan – 30 Apr (exc 2 and 9 Apr)
11.30am – 12.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Walk With Me (PG)

Dir: Marc J. Francis, Max Pugh 2017 | 88 mins

A fascinating exploration of what it means to devote your life to mindfulness. The documentary captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence. An insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness and living in the present.

WHY? A welcome remedy to the stresses of urban life

'Benedict Cumberbatch narrates this thoughtful documentary about zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh' 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.

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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 15 Jan – 19 Feb and 12 Mar – 30 Apr (exc 2 and 9 Apr)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class
£42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Mon 15 Jan – 19 Feb and 12 Mar – 30 Apr (exc 2 and 9 Apr)
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£7 per class
£42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

Tuesdays (exc 13 Feb, 3 Apr, 10 Apr)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Starting with Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall.

A watercolour course from first principles using a limited colour palette. Working on small areas at a time you will build up sampler grids of techniques before using the same methods to make simple landscape and still life related compositions.

Spring
Tues 9 Jan – 13 Feb
10am – 1pm
£18 per class or £99 for 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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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.

Tuesdays (exc 13 Feb, 3 Apr, 10 Apr)
3 - 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

Spring
Tues 9 Jan – 6 Feb, 20 Feb – 20 Mar and 17 Apr – 15 May
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£50 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Geeta Rai

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

Tuesdays (from Tues 9 Jan)
4.30pm – 5.30pm
£67 per 10 week term

Suitable for 6+ years.

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Digi Den II

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.

Tuesdays (from Tues 9 Jan)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton

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

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

Suitable for 9+ years.

Tuesdays (from Tues 9 Jan)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Tues 9 Jan – 20 Mar (exc 13 Feb)
7pm - 8.15pm
£80 per 10 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (15)

Dir: Lili Fini Zanuck 2017 | 135 mins

Eighteen-time Grammy Award-winner Eric Clapton is the ultimate guitar hero. But behind the scenes lay restlessness and tragedy. The film is told through his own words and songs, as well as those of his family, friends, musical collaborators and many heroes – including BB King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison.

WHY? A look at the life and work of legendary guitarist Eric Clapton

£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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Drama Classes for Adults

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

A handpicked selection of bespoke theatre workshops for keen amateur actors, students and semi-professionals. All sessions are practical in nature and encourage meeting new like-minded friends and potential colleagues. Topics this season include The Audition Process, Improvisation and Filthy Shakespeare.

Spring
Tues 9 Jan – 20 Mar (exc 13 Feb)
8.30pm – 10pm
£8 per class or £72 for 10 week course

9 Jan - Pantomime
16 Jan – Armed Combat
23 Jan – The Audition Process
30 Jan – Slapstick Comedy
06 Feb – Improvisation
20 Feb – Vocal Technique
27 Feb – Devising 1 (objects as inspiration)
06 Mar – Devising 2 (music as inspiration)
13 Mar – Filthy Shakespeare
20 Mar – Acting for Camera

Suitable for 18+ years.

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I Love Lou C

Lou’s groundbreaking show about her experiences with baby loss.

Imagine visiting your favourite friend/aunty/spinster. She's a touch eccentric but always ‘alright’. Until last year. With a bit of self-discovery and some painful yet funny situations, this is a story about life and, ultimately, death.

WHY? ‘That she can spin between the happy and sad so quickly is testament to her abilities as an innately strong storyteller… she has the room rapt’ ★★★★ Chortle

Studio
£12 (Supporters £10)

@LouConran
@nordenfarm

Lou Conran's website

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Transfer, Print, Paint and Layer

Led by Karen Carter.

On day one we will produce a number of images on translucent papers using acrylic gel transfer, eco-solvent transfer, stenciling and a variety of simple printing techniques. On day 2 these will be combined with mixed-media backgrounds, embellishments and text to make either a book of reference samples or a finished piece that can be sewn into or further worked on with paint and ink. There will be lots of demonstrations and the emphasis will be on experimenting, layering and combining methods.

No experience needed.

Fri 2 and 9 Feb (2 day workshop)
10.30 – 3.30
£76

Suitable for 18+ years.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus £10 materials fee to tutor. Suitable for all levels of experience

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

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

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

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

Age guidance 15+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@JonathanPieNews
@nordenfarm

Jonathan Pie's website

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Tigerlilies in Inks RHS Style

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Tigerlillys in inks RHS style in inks and pencils.

We look at the work of artists from the Royal Horticultural Society's paintings to inspire a tigerlily study. Working with inks coloured pencils.

For students of all abilities. Students can purchase watercolour paper on the day

Sat 3 Feb
10am - 3pm
£38 per session

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Molly's Game (15)

Dir: Aaron Sorkin 2017 | 140 mins

Based on a true story. Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier, has been running the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade. In the middle of the night she is arrested by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars and, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob.

WHY? Starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba

'Jessica Chastain is phenomenal' ★★★★ 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.

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

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Rob Newman - Total Eclipse of Descartes

In a world gone crazy, can philosophy help?

This sparklingly brilliant new show tries to give you the answer. Rob Newman (stand up legend, best-selling novelist, BBC Radio 4 Sony Award Winner) attempts to piece together a philosophy for our troubled times by sifting through 3000 years of thought: from Pythagoras to Artificial Intelligence by way of Pavlov’s dogs, Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees and Frankie Howerd’s trousers.

WHY? ‘I am completely in awe of Robert Newman. Of his talent, his passion, his intelligence, and the way he turns them to comedy with real firepower' Kate Copstick, Scotsman

‘He is the funniest comedian I have ever seen… A passionate, chaotically brilliant comedian’ Sunday Times

Studio
£12.50

@mrrobnewman
@nordenfarm

Rob Newman website

  •   3 Feb SOLD OUT
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All the Money in the World (15)

Dir: Ridley Scott 2017 | 133 mins

Rome, 1973. Masked men kidnap a teenage boy. His grandfather, Jean Paul Getty is the richest man in the world. But his grandson's abduction is not reason enough to part with any of his fortune. Time is running out. The boy’s mother Gail must sway Getty as her son's captors become increasingly determined.

WHY? Starring Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg

'Consistently gripping' ★★★★ 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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Papa Truck

British Bluegrass from the Chiltern Hills!

Papa Truck have been performing their own style of bluegrass for over 10 years. The popular five piece band bring original songs from their three albums, as well as new material and a few inspired covers.

WHY? Vocals, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and bass come together to unite sweet harmonies and fine musicianship

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Papa Truck's Facebook page

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Step out of 'busy, busy, doing, doing' and drop into just 'being', to find some calm amongst the chaos. Learn how to focus on the present to help manage thoughts and feelings and to improve mental well-being.

Mindfulness intentions for 2018
Tues 16 Jan
Do you set yourself resolutions for the New Year? How about setting Good Intentions to nourish yourself instead? Let’s take a look at the stuff we fill our lives with and how they contribute to our physical and psychological well-being.

Mindfulness and Love – Connecting
Tues 6 Feb
We are born defenceless with a need to relate and feeling connected is good for our psychological well-being. Mindfulness practices can help us connect both with ourselves and others.

Mindfulness for Pain
Tues 6 Mar
Research shows that mindfulness can be as effective as prescription painkillers. This session focuses on the use of mindfulness to relieve pain and its associated suffering.

Mindfulness for Insomnia
Tues 17 Apr
Is your mind stuck in the ‘on’ position, making the idea of sleep impossible? This session looks at how mindfulness regulates stress to create a sense of calmness conducive to restful sleep.

7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Book Club

Price includes a drink from the bar.

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

Spring
Wed 10 Jan - How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Wed 7 Feb - Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
Wed 7 Mar - One of the seven novels by Kazuo Ishiguro
Wed 4 Apr - Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

Wed 10 Jan, 7 Feb, 7 Mar and 4 Apr
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

Suitable for 18+ years.

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ROH Live: Tosca

Live screening from the Royal Opera House (Wednesday).

Puccini’s operatic thriller features drama, passion and fabulous music. Jonathan Kent’s production captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley.

WHY? One of the most widely performed operas – with its gripping plot and glorious music

£15

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Horns of Plenty with Martin Shaw

Presented by Jazz at the Farm.

A UK jazz hero. Martin is a featured soloist with The BBC Radio Big Band. He teams with young jazz giant Will Gibson (saxes). They are joined by a rhythm section headed by Clark Tracey (drums) with Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? Martin has worked with most of the leading jazz artists of the last 30 years including Cleo Laine, John Dankworth and Pete King

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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The Bob Dylan Story

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

Bob Dylan created the soundtrack for 1960s America. Now Bob and ‘The Band’ transport you back to the glory days. An authentic and affectionate celebration, complete with evocative visuals and authoritative insights into the stories behind the songs.

WHY? Featuring 25 of Dylan’s hits including Blowin’ In The Wind, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Mr Tambourine Man, Like A Rolling Stone and All Along The Watchtower

Courtyard Theatre
£20 (£18 conc)

@bobdylanstory
@nordenfarm

The Bob Dylan Story website

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Wine Club

Led by The Wine Inspector.

A series of wine workshops exploring the wonderful world of wine! All you need is your palate and an open mind – no experience necessary! Our resident wine expert uncorks the doors of wine, tasting 3 wines each month.

Fri 12 Jan, 9 Feb, 9 Mar and 6 Apr
8pm – 9pm
£15

Suitable for 18+ years

Friday 9 February - Alternative white wines for 2018

Why do we need alternatives? Because the world has just had its worst grape wine harvest for 50 years, which means that in the coming months some of our favourites may be either unavailable or too expensive to continue to buy. So we will discuss 3 alternatives to common grape varieties and styles.

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

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

Spring
Sat 13 Jan, 10 Feb and 10 Mar
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Pop Up Bowie

Paul Anthony has amazed and entertained audiences throughout the nation.

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Pop Up Bowie's website

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Sunday Stories - Spoken Word Special!

Presented by Norden Farm & Simon Mole, Supported by Apples and Snakes.

Poet Simon Mole is taking over our Sunday Stories slot again with another spoken word special!

Expect poems about ninja skeletons, raps about pug dogs playing football, stories about boys who meet Pacman and girls who can’t stop drumming. With special guest AF Harrold, poet and author of the Fizzlebert Stump series and the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal longlisted The Imaginary, illustrated by Emily Gravett. The Imaginary was the winner of the 7-11 category of the UKLA Awards.

Age Guidance: 4-11 years.

£3 per person.

A.F. Harrold is a children’s author and performance poet who has a beard and strange ideas. He’s written the Fizzlebert Stump series and the kids poetry collection Things You Find In A Poet’s Beard. He visits a lot of schools and shouts poems at kids in assembly. He lives in Reading with a stand-up comedian and two cats.

Find out more here.

Simon Mole was the first Poet Laureate for the London borough of Brent, and is a member of the acclaimed poetry collective Chill Pill. Since becoming a father Simon writes increasingly for young people, and his first play for children and families was commissioned by the V&A in 2016; Friends For All is touring with Half Moon Theatre. Catch in at Norden Farm on Friday 13 April at 11.30am and 2pm.

Click here to visit Simon's website.

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Alexander Technique

Led by Martin Smith

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

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

Sun 11 Feb
2.30pm – 5pm
£30

Suitable for 18+ years.

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The Greatest Showman (PG)

Dir: Michael Gracey 2017 | 105 mins

The story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a worldwide sensation. A bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum.

WHY? Featuring an all-star cast including Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this half term.

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

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

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Ferdinand (U)

Dir: Carlos Saldanha 2017 | 106 mins

Ferdinand is a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, Ferdinand is captured. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

WHY? A heartwarming animated comedy adventure

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!

Please see below for full listings.

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

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Paddington 2 (PG)

Dir: Paul King 2017 | 103 mins

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

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

'A pure delight. As sweet and sharp as, well, marmalade' ★★★★★ Empire Magazine

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

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

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Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails

Do you really know what happened to the wolf and those three little pigs?

What about Goldilocks – why was she walking in the woods? And as for the three Billy Goats Gruff, how did they really deal with that troll? All will be revealed in this beautiful show using puppets and props.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

WHY? A show full of fun, laughter and an enthralling gypsy soundtrack you’ll be singing long after the show

Studio
£10 (£8 conc), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@thewidders
@nordenfarm

Theatre of Widdershins website

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Wonder (PG)

Dir: Stephen Chbosky 2017 | 113 mins

August was born with facial differences that have prevented him from going to a mainstream school. He becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family and the community struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all.

WHY? An inspiring story based on the New York Times bestseller

'An open-hearted message movie you can't help but embrace' ★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

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Griff Rhys Jones - Where Was I?

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

  •  13 Feb SOLD OUT
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RSC Live: Twelfth Night

Broadcast live from Stratford-upon-Avon (Wednesday).

Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino. But Orsino dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...

WHY? A hilarious and heartbreaking tale of unrequited love

'Lavish and uplifting' ★★★★ The Stage

£15

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Stuart Goldsmith

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

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

WHY? 'Master of the form' Independent

Studio
£10

@ComComPod
@nordenfarm

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Family Concertini: Music to Dance to with Manouche Etcetera

Grab your tiny dancers and join in for fiery gypsy dances, curious klezmer and retro swing.

With tunes you'll know, others you won't, and some original material too. This versatile trio will take you everywhere from Buenos Aires to 1920s London and Paris.

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

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

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website
Manouche Etcetera's website

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Little Red Riding Hood's Musical Adventure

Join Scarlet and her side-kick Stanley the Squirrel as they try to outwit Walter the Wolf. They discover it's not just the enchanted forest that has magical powers...

A forest full of family fun and live music, this is a joyous new version of the classic fairy tale. From the creative team behind the hugely popular Hairy Maclary Show.

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

WHY? 'At its heart, it's a clever, funny, well-written musical' ★★★★ Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 conc), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@Nroomproduction
@nordenfarm

Nonsense Room Productions website

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Mark Watson - MW

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@watsoncomedian
@nordenfarm

Mark Watson website

  •  16 Feb SOLD OUT
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Colour and Climate

Led by Jo Hall.

A watercolour workshop exploring hot and cold colours referencing works by Paul Klee. Look at watercolours from his famous journey to Tunisia and also works that suggest a much cooler climate.

Sat 17 Feb
10am – 3pm
£38

Suitable for 18+ years.

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The Studio Session

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

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

Studio
£8

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Darkest Hour (PG)

Dir: Joe Wright 2017 | 125 mins

Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face one of his most defining trials. To explore a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany or stand firm to fight for the ideals of a nation. The threat of invasion is imminent. Churchill must rally a nation and attempt to change the course of world history.

WHY? ‘Gary Oldman is a tremendous Winston Churchill in high-octane drama’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

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Cracking Cryptics

Tony Long's amusing talk on how to master the art of solving cryptic crosswords. He explains the different kinds of clues, gives his three golden rules for solving them, and includes examples of cryptic clues.

Tony’s show is peppered with humorous quips and quotes, providing light relief from all the hard work!

WHY? A light hearted treat for crossword lovers and those who would like to get started!

Studio
£10

Cracking Cryptics website

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Honey and the Bear

The British folk and roots inspired duo combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with powerful guitar riffs, foot stomping rhythms and catchy melodies.

Between them, Jon Hart and Lucy Sampson play guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, banjo and percussion. They have played various UK folk festivals and toured Germany.

WHY? The amalgamation of both their unique musical styles makes for a dynamic and ever-changing live performance

Studio
£12

@HoneyandDaBear
@nordenfarm

Honey and The Bear's website

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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!

Mondays (from 19 Feb, exc 2 and 9 Apr)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.


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

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The Arts Society Maidenhead

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

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

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

Mon 15 Jan - Andrew Davies - English Fairs, Markets and Shops
Tues 19 Feb - Valerie Woodgate - The Mysterious World of Salvador Dali
Wed 19 March - Mark Hill – Undressing Antiques

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

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The Arts Society Lunch

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

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

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Composing from Photographs

Led by Jo Hall.

Use photographs as memory aids or starting points for drawing and painting. Explore several techniques to find successful compositions.

Spring
Tues 20 Feb – 20 Mar (exc 27 Mar)
10am – 1pm
£18 per class or £82.50 for 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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The Thing That Came From Over There!

A rip-roaring comedy adventure, inspired by horror movies of the 1950s.

It’s 1912 and a meteor has crashed near the base camp of hapless explorer Captain Reginald Cranston Scot-t-t. What ancient evil lurks inside the crater? What is the dark secret of the slimy fungus and the parasitic space worms? With visual gags, verbal wit, giant puppetry and even a little bit of live music.

WHY? ★★★★★ Venue Magazine | ★★★★ Fringe Review | ★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ Fest Magazine

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@gonzomoose
@nordenfarm

Gonzo Moose's website

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NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A live broadcast (Thursday) of Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece, which played in London’s West End in 2017.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell.

WHY? ‘A bold reimagining… innovative and powerfully acted’ ★★★★ Sunday Times

Please note that this production contains adult themes and nudity.

£15

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Iain Stirling - U OK Hun? X

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

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

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

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

WHY? ★★★★★ One4Review | ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly | ★★★★ Metro | ★★★★ Mail on Sunday

Studio
£12

@IainDoesJokes
@nordenfarm

Iain's Website

  •  22 Feb SOLD OUT
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The Post (12A)

Dir: Steven Spielberg 2017 | 116 mins

The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper. She forms an unlikely partnership with editor Ben Bradlee. The pair race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four US Presidents.

WHY? Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in this thrilling drama

£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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Cancion

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

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The Vinyl Frontier: OK Computer by Radiohead

This LP has just celebrated it’s 20th birthday and in recognition of this we’ll tell the story of how Oxfordshire’s finest came to record one of the ground-breaking LPs of the past quarter century.

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

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis

Multi-award winning folk singers and musicians Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis share a common interest in roots music.

Multi-award winning folk singers and musicians Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis share a common interest in roots music. They are two of the most well respected and innovative musicians on the UK folk scene. The duo are also the main writing partnership behind the hit folk band Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys.

WHY? Expect inventive interpretations of songs and tunes in between humorous anecdotes and stories of their misadventures

Studio
£16.50

@samkellymusic
@nordenfarm


Sam Kelly's website
Jamie Francis's website

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)

Dir: Martin McDonagh 2017 | 115 mins

Months have passed without a culprit in the murder case of Mildred Hayes’s daughter. She makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at revered police chief William Willoughby. A darkly comedic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).

WHY? ‘Blistering performances and virtuosic screenwriting’ ★★★★★ 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.

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Helen Seymour admits you into a surreal hospital to create a funny, unique and powerful theatrical experience. It blurs the boundaries between spoken word, comedy and performance art.

So come on, be on the look-out while Helen sneaks around wards, X-ray rooms and cupboards to discover the bizarre, the bemusing and the ba… ah, well that would be telling.

WHY? A witty, thought provoking analysis of sickness, health and what it really means to recover

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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ROH Live: The Winter's Tale

Live screening from the Royal Opera House (Wednesday). Shakespeare’s

Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation. The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love.

WHY? An intelligent and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance

£15

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The Florin String Trio

Schubert String trio in B flat D471
Hugh Wood Ithaca
Kodaly Intermezzo
Gideon Klein Trio
Mozart Divertimento K563

The renowned string trio of Charles Mutter on violin, Alistair Scahill on viola and Catherine Rimer on cello. Hear thought-provoking interpretations with a distinctive sense of common musicianship from one of the leading string trios in the country.

WHY? Be entertained by three of the best chamber music players in a stimulating concert

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (MMS Members £10)

Maidenhead Music Society's website

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

'All human beings are commingled out of good and evil…'

Edward Hyde alone, in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil. An experiment to separate virtue from wickedness in his own nature results in the respectable Dr Jekyll releasing the demon within. A fast paced adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel.

WHY? ‘Done in fine style… A good, vivid, popular version of a great story, told with notable passion’ The Scotsman

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Isosceles' website

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Charcoal, Ink, Resist: Winter Landscapes

Led by Karen Carter.

Using a limited ‘winter’ colour palette and stark winter landscapes as our subject matter we will explore the qualities and contrasts of ink, charcoal and resists both individually and in combination with each other.

We will work through a series of sketches incorporating mark-making, rich velvety tonal work and a bit of splashing and spattering!

There will be demos, exercises and individual help throughout the day.

Fri 2 Mar
10.30am - 3.30pm
£38 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus £3 materials fee to tutor. Suitable for all levels of experience.

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Stephen Bailey - Can’t Think Straight

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

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

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

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

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

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

Studio
£12.50 (£10 conc)

@stephencomedy
@nordenfarm

Stephen Bailey's website

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Introduction to Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker

A chance to step out of the ‘doing mode’ and to explore just ‘being’ for a few hours. The day combines information about mindfulness and practices.

‘You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf’ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Sat 3 Mar
10am – 4pm
£50

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Portrait Drawing (Beginners)

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model. Students are taught about proportion, the structure of the head and tonal values. Experiment with creating contrast between light and dark (chiaroscuro) to depict facial features. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Sat 3 Mar (Beginner)
10am – 3pm
£34

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   3 Mar SOLD OUT
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Jewel Tones - Sing! Sing! Sing!

Join Jewel Tones, Time2Sing and Waverley School Choir for an evening of songs to celebrate World Book Day.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

Jewel Tones Website

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

Sunday 14 January
The Little Hamster from the Water

£3 per person (45 mins)

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A Beethoven Journey

Ron Colyer and Nigel Wilkinson (violin and piano)

Bartholomew Lafollette and Ljubica Stajanovic (cello and piano)
Bethany Cox (soprano)
Robert Cheung (piano)
Kat Ho Hu (piano)

Beethoven
Sonata for piano duet, Op.6
Violin Sonata in F, Op.24 (Spring)
Piano Sonata in C sharp minor (Moonlight), Op.27 no.2
Cello Sonata in A, Op.69
An die Hoffnung, Op.94
Piano Sonata in A flat, Op.110

WHY? A chronological journey through 25 years of Beethoven’s remarkable career.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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The Grahams

A dynamic Americana duo who've married their love of adventure with a desire to build on foundations laid by their musical predecessors.

Alyssa and Doug Graham draw on the deep, recurring sources of American folk culture. Their music is inspired by railroad and river journeys. Doug's masterful resonator slide-work and harmonies fuel Alyssa's locomotive voice and acoustic guitar chords.

WHY? ‘Real emotive, powerful lyrics that make your hairs on your arms stick up’ Fatea Records

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@TheGrahamsMusic
@nordenfarm

The Grahams' website

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ROH Live: Carmen

Live screening from the Royal Opera House (Tuesday).

It is a heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence. Numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song are instantly recognisable.

£15

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John Robins - The Darkness of Robins

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner 2017!

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

Suitable for 16+ years. No latecomers admitted.

@nomadicrevery
@nordenfarm

John Robins's website

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Acrylics: Painting the Coast

Led by Karen Carter.

Learn to paint sand, sea, sky and rocks– all the essential elements of a coastal scene!

Using a variety of acrylic techniques we will work through a series of exercises incorporating various mediums and textures. We will then use these in a painting to create a lively atmospheric image.

A basic knowledge of acrylics is useful.

Fri 9 Mar
10.30am - 3.30pm
£38 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

Materials to be supplied by participant.

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Bilal Zafar - Biscuit

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

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

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

Studio
£12

@Zafarcakes
@nordenfarm

Bilal Zafar's website

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Blossom Bird with Ink and Watercolour

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Blossom bird with inks and watercolour.

Students create this spring study step by step with demonstrations throughout the day.

For students of all abilities. Students can purchase watercolour paper on the day.

Sat 10 Mar
10am - 3pm
£38 per session

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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Geoff Norcott - Traditionalism

The world is changing at a dizzying rate. Geoff is trying to hold modern views, but worries that tradition is becoming a dirty word.

Geoff is the star of BBC2’s The Mash Report and Live at the Apollo. As a satirical comic, he’s written for programmes including Channel 4’s Alternative Election. He is has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The Today Programme and his own forthcoming Radio 4 stand-up special.

WHY? 'An absolute tonic' ★★★★ Telegraph

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Studio
£12

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

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Northern Soul Live

The Edwin Starr Band featuring Angelo Starr with special guest Lorraine Silver.

Angelo Starr is Edwin’s brother and the original musical director of The Team. He has taken over the lead vocals and performs with the original 8 piece band to perform all the hits of Edwin Starr. They are joined by Northern Soul legend Lorraine Silver who will bring her classic tracks.

WHY? Expect to hear War, Stop Her on Sight, Headline News plus Lorraine’s Lost Summer Love, Landslide and many covers

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Concertini: Music for Mother's Day with Mairi Cowieson

Bring the whole family and sing along to 45 minutes of music from stage and screen.

Including songs from Mary Poppins, Matilda and Frozen all performed by West End singer Mairi Cowieson and friends. Come in costume or grab something from our dressing up box before the concert!

WHY? The 11.30am show is a relaxed performance – ideal for children with SEND

£10 (£8 conc), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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Edgelarks - Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

BBC award-winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are now Edgelarks.

They are firmly established on the roots and acoustic scene. The duo blend British traditional and original songs with Indian classical slide guitar, stomping beatbox, harmonica and fiddle to blistering effect. Their new album takes the idea that thresholds, despite often being places of marginalisation, are also places of change – and therefore places of hope.

WHY? ‘Bravely original’ The Guardian

Studio
£16.50

@nordenfarm

Phillip & Hannah's website

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The King Lear

Shakespeare’s classic tragedy – set in a pub.

Landlord Mr Lear announces his retirement. He must divide his pub – The Kingdom – between his daughters. Mr Lear imitates his famous namesake and demands to know which of them loves him the most. In so doing he unleashes a tide of pent-up frustration and jealousy.

WHY? Physical theatre, clowning and vibrant storytelling combine in this hilarious and heart breaking adaptation

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@nordenfarm

Shifting Sands website

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The Matthew Read Trio

Three like-minded approaches for music making, create an exciting new performance every time the Matthew Read Trio play.

The band are Benedict Wood (guitar), Arthur Newell (drums) and Matthew Read (double bass). Drawing influence from the bands of Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Paul Motian, MRT brings a fresh edge to the world of the guitar trio.

WHY? Performing melody-driven original compositions from their much anticipated second album

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@matthewreadbass
@nordenfarm

Matthew Read Trio's website

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Hardeep Singh Kohli - Alternative, Fact

Join Hardeep as he gives his unique take on the political climate combined with his trademark ‘quick witted patter’ ★★★★ The Skinny.

Hardeep is a BBC Radio 4 favourite, BAFTA winner and regular on BBC1’s Question Time, This Week and Daily Politics. His new show had a critically acclaimed run to packed houses at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

WHY? ‘Immensely Funny’ Daily Express

Studio
£14

@misterhsk
@nordenfarm

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Spring Flowers in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall.

Pastel is an ideal medium for capturing the fleeting beauty of spring flowers and you will produce paintings in soft pastel from posies in glass or ceramic vases.

Sat 17 Mar
10am – 3pm
£38

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Lady Maisery

Vocal trio Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice.

They have a unique approach to harmony singing with intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions.

The trio are also one of the foremost English proponents of mouth music, or ‘diddling’ – singing without words.

WHY? ‘Create some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Studio
£14 (Supporters £12)

@LadyMaisery
@nordenfarm

Lady Maisery's website

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Four Nights in Knaresborough

In 1170, Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was assassinated. Why? A misunderstanding or order of the King? We don’t know. But this modern play offers an insight. The assassins retreated to Knaresborough Castle and spent a year there under siege.

A baudy, irreverent comedy of the blackest variety.

WHY? Historical drama for the Tarantino generation!

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Please note this production contains adult themes and strong language.


@maidenheaddg
@nordenfarm

Maidenhead Drama Guild's website

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The Linos Piano Trio

Debussy L’apres-midi d’un Faune
Beethoven ‘Ghost’ Trio op.70 no.1 in D major
Ravel Pavane
Ravel Trio

The trio were First Prize and Audience Prize winner of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition 2015. They have achieved recognition as an extremely dynamic and creative young chamber ensemble.

WHY? Discover the best in the piano trio repertoire played by the highly-talented musicians

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£10 MMS Members)

Maidenhead Music Society's website

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Acrylics: Contemporary Impressionist Landscape

Led by Karen Carter

Looking at the work of modern-day impressionists such as Ken Howard RA and Chris Forsey. We will use acrylics in a painterly technique to create landscapes that are suffused with colour, light and atmosphere.

There will be exercises in choosing a colour palette and techniques for combining thick and thin techniques to enhance your work.

A basic knowledge of acrylics is useful.

Fri 23 Mar
10.30am - 3.30pm
£38 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

Materials to be supplied by participant.

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Lucy Porter - Choose Your Battles

Lucy Porter’s brand new stand-up tour.

In these combative times, it's easy to be irritated, offended or downright enraged by other people. How do we know which causes are worth fighting for? Lucy uses her hilarious experiences to help you decide.

Lucy's recent TV and radio appearances include: QI, Insert Name Here, Alan Davies' As Yet Untitled, Room 101, News Quiz, The Now Show.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc)

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's website

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Richard Lee and the Norden Farm Guitar Club

Norden Farm's resident guitar tutor will be putting on another show featuring his brilliant guitar students, following the success of their last two concerts. They’ll be playing some classic rock and Americana tunes.

Richard, who most recently shared the same festival bill as The Shires, will also be performing a set of his songs from his most recent album.

WHY? Get inspired and join our weekly guitar club!

Studio
£7 (£5 conc)

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Three Choirs Concert

Three Choirs Concert hosted by Taplow Girls’ Choir: Conductor Gillian Dibden,
with guests – Holyport College Senior Girls’ Chamber Choir: Director Jo Bryant and Beaconsfield High School Senior Girls’ Chamber Choir: Director Victoria Henshall.

Three high quality choirs celebrating the glory of choral music.

Courtyard Theatre
£12 (£10 under 16s)

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NT Live: Julius Caeser

A broadcast from The Bridge Theatre in London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome but the educated élite conspire to bring him down. Directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Ben Wishaw and Michelle Fairley.

£15

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Testosterone

Kit is in an amusing and unique position, having transitioned from female to male in his early thirties, he has experienced adult life on both sides of the gender fence.

Contains Nudity. 16+

When he enters a male gym changing room for the first time he's confronted by masculinity in all its forms - the good, the bad and the ugly.

This refreshingly honest and irreverent physical theatre comedy by critically acclaimed Rhum and Clay and darkly comic theatre writer and director Kit Redstone, they explore the epic path that we all have to take when forging an identity.

WHY? 'Multi-layered and gripping' Lyn Gardner

Suitable for ages 16+ years (contains nudity).

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@rhumandclay
@nordenfarm

Rhum and Clay's website

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Piaf - Love Conquers All

A 5 star show, with live musicians complementing Laurene Hope’s voice and amazing characterisation.

Cry through the breakdowns and laugh through the joy incorporating songs including La Vie en Rose and Je ne regrette rien.

WHY? A roller coaster of emotions, music, drugs, drink and men

Studio
£12

@MovingOnTheatre
@nordenfarm

Moving On Theatre's website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures – an evening where 12 volunteers (including a celebrity contestant) will spin a vinyl track that they love, but they feel nobody else will (and maybe they shouldn’t…!) The audience will vote for it’s favourite at the end.

Bring on the Eurovision/novelty hits/James Last!

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

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Tiff Stevenson - Bombshell

You may know critically acclaimed comedian Tiff Stevenson from BBC2’s Mock the Week, Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats and the BAFTA nominated People Just Do Nothing.

Some say she oscillates wildly between Sylvia Plath and Beyonce, like Belva Lockwood fused with your drunken aunt. Tiff says she's very funny and a right old smarty-pants. She also says she's very, very, very modest

WHY? ★★★★★ Fringe Review | ★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ Funny Women | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Studio
£14

@tiffstevenson
@nordenfarm

Tiff Stevenson's website

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ROH Live: Bernstein Centenary

An encore screening of three ballets marking the centenary year of the composer’s birth.

The Royal Ballet’s three associate choreographers celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.

£15

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Miss Rosie and the Moonshyne Runners

Miss Rosie assembled The Moonshyne Runners with a mission to resurrect the spirit of swing. They are inspired by the great vocalists from the golden age of jazz including Billie Holiday, Chris Connor and Anita O’Day.

The band has played at the Royal Festival Hall for the Vintage New Year’s Eve Party and at Ronnie Scott’s.

WHY? Playing a repertoire rooted in the American Songbook classics of the 1930s

Studio
£14

@RosieMoonshyne
@nordenfarm

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Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids!

The time-travelling magicians bring a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between!

Expect the unexpected and believe the unbelievable. Can everyone’s favourite duo of deception finally find fame, fortune, and a box of fondant fancies?

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

WHY? ‘Hilarious and good for all ages’ Primary Times

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

@morganmagic
@westmagic
@nordenfarm

Morgan and West’s website

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Jump In! 3D Printing

Led by 2.times do.

Learn how to create 3D objects from a computer drawing.

Tues 3 Apr
10am – 11am
£12 per person

Suitable for 10+ years.

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Jump In! Exhibition – Bee Me

An exhibition created with local schools and inspired by Me and My Bee, a show in the Jump In! Family Arts Festival.

Albert Einstein said that without the bees, humans have four years left to live. We rely on bees to pollinate one third of the crops we use as food.

This special multi-sensory experience for diverse family audiences including children with SEN, explores the importance and plight of bees, and gives ideas for what we can do to help the bee population.

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Jump In! Minecraft Family Workshop

Led by 2.times do.

Explore the worlds of Minecraft and coding.

Tues 3 Apr
11.30am - 12.30pm
£12 per person

Suitable for 8 - 16 years and accompanying adults

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Jump In! Mooing Cow Family Workshop

Led by 2.times do.

Use art, electronics and coding to make the cow moo.

Tues 3 Apr
1.30pm - 2.30pm
£12 per person

Suitable for 8+ years and accompanying adults.

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Jump In! Air Piano

Led by 2.times do.

Create a piano you can play without touching it!

Tues 3 Apr
3pm - 4pm
£12 per person

Suitable for 8+ years.

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The Shackleton Trio

An exciting blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material.

Georgia Shackleton accompanies herself on fiddle. She teams up with guitar powerhouse Aaren Bennett and mandolin ace Nic Zuppardi.

Together they have toured the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, appeared at Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival and Broadstairs Folk Week.

WHY? ‘Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured’ fRoots

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@GSTrio
@nordenfarm

The Shakleton Trio's website

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Jump In! Next Steps: Dance Intensive

Led By Charlie Dixon.

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

Wed 4 and Thur 5 Apr
10am – 4pm
£60 (£50 Advantage Card)

Suitable for ages 9 – 12 years. No audition necessary.

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Me and My Bee

Our fuzzy little friends need our help and so we’re launching a political party disguised as a party disguised as a show.

Multi award-winning theatre company, ThisEgg, invites you to save the world – one bee at a time. A new comedy for children and adults alike. Plant the seed for change, join the Bee Party. Before it’s too late…

WHY? ★★★★ The Scotsman | ★★★★ The Stage | ★★★★ The List | ★★★★
Three Weeks | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festival For Kids

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

@ThisEgg_
@nordenfarm

ThisEgg's website

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ROH Live: Macbeth

A live screening from the Royal Opera House (Wednesday) of Verdi’s opera on Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Macbeth sees Verdi at his most theatrical – it bristles with demonic energy.

£15

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A Tiger's Tale

Join Titch, Ma and Pa on their riotous adventure with their adopted tiger cub. From a circus train in South Africa, to a steamboat on the Atlantic Ocean and onward to West Yorkshire, a ramshackle travelling troupe tell the unbelievable true story of a family of acrobats and their tiger.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

WHY? A high spirited balancing act of circus, puppetry, live music and song.

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

@M6Theatre
@nordenfarm

M6 Theatre Company's website

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Show of Hands - Where We're Bound

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound.

Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship. They are multi-award winning, with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts. Steve and Phil’s special guest is compelling musician Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe.

WHY? An unmissable celebration of the duo’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music

Courtyard Theatre
£26

@showofhandsnews
@nordenfarm

Show of Hands's website

  •   6 Apr SOLD OUT
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Dad's Army Radio Hour

Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series.

David Benson and Jack Lane present favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation! Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

WHY? ‘Benson and Lane’s impersonations are peerless, the show an absolute treat from start to finish. Wonderful stuff!’ Daily Mail

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£15 conc)

@DadsArmyRadio
@nordenfarm

Dad's Army Radio Hour's website

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Family Ceilidh

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

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

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

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

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Jump In! 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.

Mon 9 – Wed 11 Apr
10am – 4pm (Wed 5pm)
£90 (£80 Advantage Card)

Suitable for ages 10+ years.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Nick Sharratt's Big Draw-Along

Join this much-loved children's writer and illustrator in a family-friendly, fun filled draw-along for all ages.

Nick's best-selling picture books include You Choose, Shark in the Park and Pants. He's also the illustrator of Jacqueline Wilson's phenomenally popular children's novels including Tracy Beaker. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on.

WHY? Nick shares ways to invent your own crazy creatures and gives loads of top tips as your draw along with him

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


@NickSharratt1
@nordenfarm

Nick Sharratt's website

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Jump In! Art Daze

Calling all budding artists and young creatives!

Immerse yourself in three whole days of arts and crafts.

Wed 11 – Fri 13 Apr
10am – 4pm
£85 (£75 Advantage Card)

Suitable for age 8+ years.

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RSC Live: Macbeth

A live screening.

On his return from battle, Macbeth meets three witches. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. Stars Christopher Ecclestonc and Niamh Cusack.

£15

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Rachel Parris - Keynote

Rachel has been invited to be a guest speaker at her old school, but what kind of a role model is she really?

Through stand-up, character and musical comedy, she explores what messed up message she can possibly offer to impressionable young minds. Rachel is an award-winning musical comic and founder member of smash hit improv show Austentatious.

WHY? ‘Frank and funny... tears of laughter’ The Guardian

Studio
£14 (Supporters £12)

@rachelparris
@nordenfarm

Rachel Parris's website

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Ahead Only

This internationally touring modern jazz trio is making waves on the scene.

Influenced by Lee Konitz' trio works and Ornette Coleman's aesthetics, their sound is a combination of solid structures and chord changes with various avant garde elements. The trio features, composer and saxophonist Guido Spannocchi, Jason Simpson (double bass) and Marco Quarantotto (drums).

WHY? ‘Finally daring urban sound you can still hear tradition in’ Radio OE1 (Austria)

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@audioguido
@nordenfarm

Guido Spannocchi's website

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Friends for All

Eight year old Lexi doesn’t make friends very easily. If only school would allow a non-uniform day – she could be herself. Inspired by Grandad’s hippy stories, she fights her class teacher and the class bully.

An interactive spoken word performance.

Suitable for ages 5+ years

WHY? A story about having the confidence to be yourself and stand up for what you believe in

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

@HalfMoonTheatre
@Si_Mole
@nordenfarm

Half Moon's website
Simon Mole'swebsite

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Jacqui Dankworth and Butterfly's Wing

Grammy Award winning singer Jacqui Dankworth is joined by an all star line-up.

They are: award winning composer and jazz pianist David Gordon; Ben Davis, whose group Basquiat Strings have been Mercury-nominated; and Christian Garrick, widely recognised as the UK’s leading jazz violinist. They perform seductive rhythms, cutting-edge improvisation and lyrics, at once heart-rending, joyous and surreal.

WHY? 'The most expressive voice of her generation' The Observer

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

@jacquidankworth
@nordenfarm

Jacqui Dankworth's website

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Peter and the Wolf

Chamberhouse Winds perform a magical transcription of Prokofiev’s classic tale of Peter and the Wolf for wind quintet and narrator.

WHY? Stay on afterwards for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music

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

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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Hundred Watt Club

A ravishing, ridiculous evening of vintage inspired burlesque entertainment.

Showcasing bump ’n’ grind queen Velvet Jones, kaleidoscopic drag artist Meth, neo-vaudevillian Lena Mae, madcap circus star Robin Boon Dale and satirical showgirl Bonnie Knockers. All held together by your hostess, statuesque and anarchic songbird Sadie Sinner!

Over 18s only.

WHY? Dressing up to the nines is very much encouraged!

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

Hundred Watt Club's website

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Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse brings her acclaimed baby disco to Norden Farm!

Join the Australian DJ, producer and mum of two, with her dancers in this interactive early childhood event. Parents and under 5s are let loose on the dance floor in the friendliest of discos. Get your disco-dancing-booties on!

WHY? ‘Monski has the Midas touch in creating just the right atmosphere for grown-ups and little ones to let themselves go’ ★★★★★ Families Online

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

@MonskiMouse
@nordenfarm

Monski Mouse's website

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Fred's House

Summery 70s West Coast inspired folk/rock.

Fred’s House have the rare ability to sweep you away with their gorgeous three part harmonies, moving lyrics, infectious melodies and uplifting grooves. They scooped the Syd Barrett Pride of Cambridge Award at the NMG Awards 2017 and have toured China for the Nanjing International Jazz and World Music Festival.

WHY? ‘A very popular band who have built up a significant following, and they were quickly bringing the house down’ Maverick Magazine

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@fredshousemusic
@nordenfarm

Fred's House's website

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It’s a Dog’s Life – Paula Zimmerman

Paula gained a degree in Art and Art History at Scarborough University in 1998 as a mature student.

Her career as an artist began as a ceramicist making quirky animals. She became interested in painting, initially as an abstract painter. Now she enjoys working with colour design and animals. She combines both in her animal portraits.

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Maria

The life and music of Maria Callas with Vissi Darte and more.

Starring Laurene Hope as Callas and Francis Kenny in cameo roles. Follow the young Callas through the war in Greece, as she turns opera into ‘a bloody lusty experience’ to her heartbreak and loves.

WHY? A talk about Bpd recovery in a therapeutic community will follow

Studio
£10

@MovingOnTheatre
@nordenfarm

Moving On Theatre's website

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The Heath String Quartet with Guy Johnston (cello)

Haydn String Quartet op.71 no.2
Tchaikovsky String Quartet no 1
Schubert Cello Quintet

The Heath Quartet have established themselves among the foremost string quartets in the UK. Guy Johnston was BBC Young Musician in 2000. He is one of the most exciting and versatile British cellists of his generation.

WHY? Hear the sublime Schubert Cello Quintet played by the ever-popular Heath String Quartet and Guy Johnston

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£12 MMS Members)

Maidenhead Music Society's website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Rumours by Fleetwood Mac (revisited)

Vinyl Frontier 2 featured this LP and 4 years later we go back to it to hear it once more.

We’ll hear about the excess, the fights, the band who were forced to pretend to be Fleetwood Mac and how this amazing LP has rightfully reclaimed it’s place in the ‘Best ever…’ lists.

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

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Scratch

Five different dance artists share brand new works.

Produced by Charlie Dixon (4Motion Dance Theatre co and Laowai Collab Dance). Each artist shares a new work or work in progress and will be looking for feedback from the audience. The choreographers will be available at the end to take any questions.

WHY? An exciting evening of contemporary dance theatre that gives emerging artists a unique platform

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

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Alun Cochrane - Alunish Cochranish

Grumpy-joyful, silly-serious stand up.

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£14

Alun Cochrane's website

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ArtiSpring Fair

The third in our popular collection of artisan fairs. Local makers and crafts people inhabit the 18th century barns with hand made treasures.

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

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Kings of Gypsy Swing

Virtuosic and masterful – two kings of Gypsy jazz.

Violin superstar Tcha Limberger joins forces with guitar wizard Mozes Rosenberg. Tcha is a spectacular multi-instrumentalist. He is known as much for enchanting performances with his Budapest Gypsy Orchestra and Kalotaszeg Trio as he is for being the world’s greatest Gypsy jazz violinist.

WHY? ‘The polymath virtuoso Tcha Limberger is the king of gypsy music’ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

Tcha Limberger's website

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Strange Face: Adventures with a Lost Nick Drake Recording

In the 1970s, Michael Burdett found a recording in a skip. Twenty years later, he finally played the tape – an unknown version of one of Nick Drake’s greatest works. He offered people the chance to hear the recording in exchange for photographing them – including Noel Fielding, Danny Baker and Martin Freeman.

A celebration of life, coincidences and the legacy of singer-songwriter Nick Drake.

WHY? ‘Keeps us surprised and involved throughout. A gorgeous show’ The Times

Studio
£12

@thestrangeface
@nordenfarm

The Strange Face Project's website

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Swing into Spring with Art Themen (saxes)

Undoubtedly one of the UK and Europe's best known jazz artists.

Art’s musicianship, originality, 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), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

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

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Portrait Drawing (Intermediate)

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model. Further your knowledge with more advanced drawing techniques and methods of shading.

Sat 28 Apr (Intermediate)
10am – 3pm
£34

Suitable for 18+ years.

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The War of the Worlds

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's.

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage in this funny yet faithful adaptation. Musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm recreate deadly heat-rays, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale. The chances of success? A million to one.

WHY? ‘Part alternative rock band, part thespian. Wholly charming’ The Times

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Voodoo Room

A high energy show featuring all of your favourite Hendrix and Cream tunes.

Voodoo Room deliver an incredible performance in the true spirit of these legendary superstars, with a virtuosity that transcends tribute band status. Members of the band have played with the likes of Steve Winwood, Duran Duran and Ben E King.

‘Incredible Musicians!’ Neneh Cherry

’10/10 Superb!’ Classic Blues Mag

WHY? Enjoy classics tracks including Sunshine of Your Love, Purple Haze, I Feel Free and Hey Joe

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@VoodooRoom1
@nordenfarm

Voodoo Room's website

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Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger

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

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

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

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

Craig Campbell website

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An American in Paris - The Musical

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the City of Light.

Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to the big screen at Norden Farm.

An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war.

WHY? 'Truly ravishing' The Guardian

£15

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Found

Presented by Adesola Akinleye and Dancing Strong.

Dive into a magical world of connections and movement. Two dancers adrift on their own islands enter a magical world where connections become visible. Sound waves ripple through bodies and children are invited to play. Found is an engaging, exploratory dance performance, with an invitation to play and participate. It looks at what connects us to each other and to what surrounds us.

WHY? An interactive dance and live music performance young audiences with inquiring minds

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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Tim Key - Megadate

A brand new show, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness.

Tim is a Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and has appeared on Dave’s Taskmaster, BBC2’s Inside Number 9 and the Alan Partridge franchise.

WHY? ‘Flabbergastingly funny ... I have never enjoyed myself in a comedy show more ★★★★★ The Times

‘If this is love, Key’s hard to resist’ ★★★★ The Metro

‘Megadate is another Tim Key delight: delicate, yet a feat of comic strength’ ★★★★ The Independent

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Sophie Willan: Branded

Fresh from a total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, this multi award winning break out star is heading out on tour!

Sophie Willan has had a lifetime of being branded by others. Now she tells us why with brutal honesty. Expect a raucous hour like no other from this unapologetic young powerhouse. As seen on Dave’s As Yet Untitled and as heard on BBC Radio 4.

WHY? ‘Entertaining and inspiring… perfectly structured with a rare sensitivity and intelligence’ ★★★★ The Times

£12 (£10 conc)

Commissioned by Contact.

@sophiewillan
@nordenfarm

Sophie's website

Read more about Sophie's show in this Guardian article.

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Alistair McGowan - Introductions to Classical Piano

A brand new show which brings together all Alistair McGowan’s talents.

He plays tracks from the album and some other short classics piano pieces: from Gershwin to Grieg, Mompou to Mendelssohn, Satie to Schubert. In between the pieces, he will talk a little about 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
£15

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

The original Wishbone Ash line up forged a unique musical identity. It was synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works. He is joined by Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic (guitars) and drummer Tim Brown. They perform classic tracks from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire and new music that remains true to the original style.

WHY? Featuring a full performance of Wishbone Ash’s classic 1970 first album

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@MartTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's website

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The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace

A critically acclaimed tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel

Elio has performed highly acclaimed reunion concerts with Billy Joel’s original band. He delivers a powerhouse of a show with his six piece band. Expect over 30 classic hits including Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are, My Life, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man.

WHY? ‘A great musician, artist and friend. He is a star!’ Alfie Boe

Courtyard Theatre

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Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

One of Britain's leading one-liner comics 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, his brand new tour for 2018. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ ★★★★ 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

Support act tbc.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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Never 42

The UK’s premier Level 42 tribute return, bringing Level 42's music live!

The line up includes Howie Rogers (bass & vocals), Garreth Hicklin (keyboards & vocals), Mike Wheeler (drums & vocals), Tom Wright (guitar & vocals) and Richard Pardy (sax). They perform Level 42's greatest hits alongside fan favourites.

Expect to hear Livin it up (The Sun Goes Down), Lessons In Love, Something About You, The Chant Has Begun, Starchild, Are You Hearing What I Hear, Hot Water… and so many more!

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@42never
@nordenfarm

Never 42's website

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