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Pilates - Mixed Abilities

Led by Zoe Brennan

Suitable for all abilities, Zoe’s class will help anyone wishing to improve their flexibility, alignment, co-ordination, posture, balance and breathing and will focus on stabilising and strengthening your core.

Zoe will adapt exercises to suit your individual needs and mobility. At the end of the class we will take a few minutes to relax and unwind with some mindfulness.

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Spring
9 Jan - 6 Feb (5 weeks)
20 Feb - 26 Mar, exc 12 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in: 16 Apr and 23 Apr

11am - 12pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course.

Suitable for 18+ years.

Other classes include:
Pilates - Beginners
Pilates - Intermediate

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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

You will need your own mat.

Spring
9 Jan - 6 Feb (5 weeks)
20 Feb - 26 Mar, exc 12 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in: 16 Apr and 23 Apr

12:15pm - 1.15pm
£12 per class | £50 for 5 weeks

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Other classes include:
Pilates - Beginners
Pilates - Mixed Abilities

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Spring
9 Jan - 6 Feb (5 weeks)
20 Feb - 26 Mar, exc 12 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in: 16 Apr and 23 Apr

1.30pm - 2.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

Other classes include:
Pilates - Mixed Abilities
Pilates - Intermediate

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Seann Wilkinson

A non-audition community choir open to all. Working on everything from Madonna to Les Mis, from gospel to pop - this is an opportunity to meet people, learn some harmonies and sing your hearts out. No experience required. Enthusiasm absolutely necessary!

Summer
16 Apr - 23 Jul, exc 28 May (14 weeks)
7.30pm – 9pm
£11 per session | £140 per 14 week term

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Jim Maving

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 very beginning. This is a foundation course for those with little to no experience of playing guitar. You will learn how to hold a guitar and to make the right noises out of it. The aim of these lessons is to get you playing your first song within 4 weeks of lessons, as no-one takes up guitar to strum random chords, it’s all about the songs.

If you are returning to guitar having not played for some time and can barely remember chords this is a great way of getting back into the swing of things.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.


Summer
Tues 30 Apr - 28 May (5 weeks)
Tues 11 Jun - 9 Jul (5 weeks)
Tues 16 Jul - 13 Aug (4 weeks, exc 23 Jul)
7.45pm - 8.45pm

£50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Song, Dance and Theatre with Lawrence Power (viola) and Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

A fantastic opportunity to see international super-star viola player, Lawrence Power with renowned pianist, Simon Crawford-Phillips in what will be a truly memorable concert.

Shostakovich – Five Preludes
Falla – Seven Popular Spanish Folk Songs
Turnage – Powerplay
Berlioz arr. Power – Death of Ophelia
Prokofiev arr Borisovsky – Eight Pieces from Romeo and Juliet

‘Power is something more; a profound musical personality, his every phrase new and noteworthy’ Sunday Times

‘Simon has profound sensitivity and technical brilliance….making for compelling listening’ The Guardian

£20/£15 MMS members
(under-18s £5, or up to two FREE with an adult)

Maidenhead Music Society website

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Beginners/Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is particularly suited to beginners, those returning to yoga having had a break, those with specific injuries or conditions or even those that consider themselves to be of a ‘certain age’ that might need a less challenging approach. We will cover general breathing practises, the basic and gentler postures, together with general information and possible discussion around movement and the potential difficulties we might come up against.

The aim will be to relax and enjoy.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of nearly 30 years of practice and study, with a broad experience of many styles and teachers. In recent years I have been moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential and ‘felt’ approach, influenced by teachers who have been inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.

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

Spring
Wed 14 Feb - 13 Mar (5 weeks)
Wed 20 Mar - 24 Apr (6 weeks)
Please note that Sarah Bonner will be covering the class on Wed 27 Mar
11am - 12.15pm
£12 per session | £45 per 5 week course | £54 per 6 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

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Baby Signing

Led by Funky Monkeys

Have you ever wondered what your baby is thinking or feeling? Would it help if they could communicate those thoughts and feelings to you?

Sign & Rhyme teaches parents/carers and their little ones, simple sign language that enables them to communicate before speech takes over. Just like waving and clapping, your baby can learn to tell you when they’re hungry, in pain or just that they’ve seen a dog! This is empowering to them and hugely rewarding for you! In most cases babies who sign learn to talk sooner than their non-signing peers.

Signs are used in class, like actions, to accompany songs and nursery rhymes and with an array of props, puppets, instruments and the use of disco lights, bubbles and parachutes to enhance the sensory experience and make learning more fun.

There's also:
* Free on-site parking
* Café (open all day)
* Baby changing facilities

Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 18 months

Spring
Wed 10 Jan - 24 Apr, exc 14 Feb and 10 Apr
1.45pm - 2.30pm

£7.50 for 1 Adult and 1 Child | £4.50 for additional siblings

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Crafternoons

Led by Creative Eye.

From January 2024 Norden Farm are delighted to extend our Crafternoon sessions to Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons!

Norden Farm's Crafternoons are relaxed crafting sessions for older people.

Get crafty with a range of activities, or bring along your own projects to work on with support from tutor Kayleigh Robinson.

You can learn new skills, meet new people and try something new, a cup of tea is included with the ticket price. If you are unable to attend in person you can log on from home to chat and join in the session.

Spring Season

Tues 16 and Wed 17 Apr Wire Tree
Tues 23 and Wed 24 Apr Paper Fans

There will be no session on Tues 6 and Wed 7 Feb.

Summer Season

Tues 30 Apr and Wed 1 May Watercolour Sunsets
Tues 7 May and Wed 8 May Air Dry Clay Air Fresheners
Tues 14 May and Wed 15 May Button Art Canvas
Tues 21 May and Wed 22 May No Session
Tues 28 May and Wed 29 May Tie-Dye Socks
Tues 4 Jun and Wed 5 Jun Fruit Coasters
Tues 11 Jun and Wed 12 Jun Peg Doll Decor
Tues 18 Jun and Wed 19 Jun Recycled Paper Beads
Tues 25 Jun and Wed 26 Jun Polymer Clay Food Keyrings
Tues 2 Jul and Wed 3 Jul Decoupage Trinket Boxes
Tues 9 Jul and Wed 10 Jul Plant Pot Bird Feeders
Tues 16 Jul and Wed 17 Jul Dictionary Page Art
Tues 23 Jul and Wed 24 Jul No Session
Tues 30 Jul and Wed 31 Jul Yarn/Ribbon Wall Hanging
Tues 6 Aug and Wed 7 Aug Rock Painting
Tues 13 Aug and Wed 14 Aug Postage Stamp Art

Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.

Local transport can be provided as part of the ticket price for those attending on a Wednesday.

If you need transport to Norden Farm for the Wednesday sessions please contact Jess Thompson at jess.thompson@nordenfarm.org / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.

Suitable for ages 60+ years.

2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea

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Dune: Part II (12A)

Dir: Denis Villeneuve 2024 | 167 mins

The epic, big-screen adaptation Frank Herbert’s acclaimed bestseller continues.

Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavours to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

‘Audacious, intimate, and menacing like no other blockbuster in existence’ ★★★★★ The Independent

£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.

Bring Baby Screening   
The screening on Sat 27 Apr 11am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-ups 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.   
  
Open Captioned Screening  
The screening on Wed 24 Apr 2pm is an Open Captioned Screening. These screenings provide a transcription of the audio from a film. Captions are displayed at the bottom of the cinema screen along with the dialogue from the film. 
 
Relaxed screenings  
Our screening on Sat 20 Apr 1.30pm is Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed. 

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Junior)

Led by Emma Duncan.

In each session children take part in a series of drama games and activities that develop their confidence as well as teaching them drama skills. These include focus, communication, developing a character and voice projection.

As the weeks go on the group will each have a part with some lines to learn in a small-scale show. They will rehearse as a team and share what they have learnt during the last session, more details to follow on this after half term.

Suitable for school years 2 - 6.

'Norden Farm is my favourite after school club, it always keeps me moving and relaxed. It is a great place to go for drama and within a short time, I have become far more confident and expressive' Timothy, age 7

'We have sent both of our children to Youth Theatre at Norden Farm and have seen dramatic improvements in there ability, confidence, social awareness and expressiveness generally and specifically. The environment is safe and developmental in a broad and exciting sense' Alex - parent

Spring
Wed 10 Jan - 27 Mar, exc 14 Feb (11 weeks)
5pm - 6pm
£95

Summer
Wed 17 Apr - 24 Jul, exc 29 May (11 weeks)
5pm - 6pm
£140

Junior Youth Theatre Booking Form

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Emma Duncan.

Each term we will be focusing on developing the participants confidence and well-being through a series of drama games and activities.

This term the Senior Youth Theatre group are focusing on developing drama skills. They’ll learn a deeper understanding of performance and managing their nerves as well as some more specialised techniques including comedy and physical theatre.

Suitable for school years 7 - 12.

'Norden Farm is my favourite after school club, it always keeps me moving and relaxed. It is a great place to go for drama and within a short time, I have become far more confident and expressive' Timothy, age 7

'We have sent both of our children to Youth Theatre at Norden Farm and have seen dramatic improvements in there ability, confidence, social awareness and expressiveness generally and specifically. The environment is safe and developmental in a broad and exciting sense' Alex - parent

Spring
Wed 10 Jan - 27 Mar, exc 14 Feb (11 weeks)
6.05pm - 7.30pm
£134

Summer
Wed 17 Apr - 24 Jul, exc 29 May (14 weeks)
6.05pm - 7.30pm
£175

Senior Youth Theatre Booking Form

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

Led by Jim Maving

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Summer
Wed 1 May - 29 May (5 weeks)
Wed 12 Jun - 10 Jul (5 weeks)
Wed 17 Jul - 14 Aug (4 weeks exc 24 Jul)
7pm - 8pm

£50 per 5 week course, £40 per 4 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Jessica Fostekew: Mettle

A brand new stand-up show about passion, pace and purpose from the critically acclaimed star of BBC’s QI, Live at the Apollo and C4’s Travel Man.

Jess’ son’s joined a cult AND her cat’s learnt to talk but despite all that she’s fine, actually. In fact she’s hurtling faster and hustling harder than ever for the things that she wants and needs.

Her last show Wench played a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run and UK tour and is available now as a special. Her previous show Hench was nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and won Best Show at the Chortle Awards where Jess also won Best Act. It’s available to stream now on Amazon Prime.

Jess is a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist podcast, host and creator of her own podcast about eating, Hoovering, and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s Sturdy Girl Club. Jess has also appeared in the award-winning sitcom Motherland and most recently hugely-acclaimed feature film Scrapper which won the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance festival.

She’s also been on all your favourite panel shows from Celebrity Pointless to House of Games.

‘A loud, lively and vital voice’ ★★★★ Evening Standard

‘She wears her smarts on her sleeve’ ★★★★ Guardian

‘She finds a new fiercely funny strain of comedy that’s her own’ ★★★★ Times

Presented by Plosive Live in association with Ebdon Management

Age guidance 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17, £15 conc

Jessica's Website
@jessicafostekew
@nordenfarm

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (B)

Led by Jim Maving

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Summer
Wed 1 May - 29 May (5 weeks)
Wed 12 Jun - 10 Jul (5 weeks)
Wed 17 Jul - 14 Aug (4 weeks exc 24 Jul)
8.30pm - 9.30pm

£50 per 5 week course, £40 per 4 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

Spring
Thur 11 Jan - 27 Apr, exc 7 Mar and 11 Apr
11.30am – 12.30pm

£7 per class | £30 for 5 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please note that the sessions on Thursday 25 April and Thursday 2 May will be led by Carla Lkech

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Bollybhangra Dance Fit

Led by Nanda Sharma

Welcome to Bollybhangra Dance Fitness Party sessions! Nanda teaches her original choreographies to top hits from Bollywood, Bhangra, Belly dance and also other international music and dance rhythms.

The joyful music and movements encourage us to open our hearts and minds to possibilities, improve wellbeing and body-confidence and encourage us to embrace our individuality.

Enjoy the benefits of dance on flexibility and balance, health and fitness, and mood, memory, in a fun and friendly environment, at your own pace- no pressure. Beginners welcome.

Every class feels like a party and your place awaits! Dress up or dress down, some colour, sequins and a jingly bellydance scarf will add to your experience!
Bring water, a towel, wear dance sneakers or trainers.

Spring
Thur 21 Mar - 25 Apr, exc 11 Apr (5 weeks)
6.30pm - 7.30pm

£11 per session or £45 for 5 week course

Summer
Thur 2 May - 6 Jun (6 weeks)
20 Jun - 25 Jul (6 weeks)

£11 per session or £54 for 6 week course

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (C)

Led by Jim Maving

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level:

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Summer
Thur 2 May - 30 May (5 weeks)
Thur 13 Jun - 11 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 17 Jul - 14 Aug (4 weeks exc 24 Jul)
7pm - 8pm

£50 per 5 week course, £40 per 4 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Daliso Chaponda - Feed This Black Man Again

Daliso did his first show Feed This Black Man 20 years ago. The jokes were mediocre, there was a rap about poverty in the middle (which was as offensive as you might imagine) and the big finale involved a sandwich on stage.

20 years later, Daliso has done the Royal Variety Performance, written and performed four series of Citizen of Nowhere on BBC Radio 4, been a Britain's Got Talent finalist, toured nationwide and abroad... all sorts of things the 22-year-old Chaponda would never have imagined possible.

So, Feed This Black Man Again is a do-over, as the now widely-loved comic revisits the themes of that ancient debut show with the considerably enhanced comic talents that two decades' experience brings you.

Along the way he'll examine the huge differences between the way you think life will be at twenty, and the reality. Probably no sandwich at the end this time.

'Full of sharp one-liners and well crafted gags...a real talent' ★★★★ Metro
'Gets laughs out of topics other comedians shun' The Guardian
'Brilliantly bold, thoroughly engaging and provocative' Wee Review

Studio
£16

Daliso's website
@dalisochaponda
@nordenfarm

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Jim Maving

Play guitar but stuck in a rut? Want to play some notable songs and impress your friends? Then this is the course for you. Rediscover your 6-string and why you took it up originally.

Learn some classic songs as well as learning your pentationic scales, slide guitar and alternate tunings

Summer
Thur 2 May - 30 May (5 weeks)
Thur 13 Jun - 11 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 17 Jul - 14 Aug (4 weeks exc 24 Jul)
8.30pm - 9.30pm

£50 per 5 week course, £40 per 4 week course

Alternative classes include:

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Intermediate Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is suited to those who have been practising for at least 6. My intention for this class is to move our practise forward, explore different avenues and approaches to the traditional postures. We will be aiming to be going deeper into ‘awareness’ and ‘noticing’.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of over 20 years of practice and study, perhaps moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential approach. Whilst looking at traditional Hatha Yoga postures and pranayamas, I will be encouraging fun and freedom within the traditional structure, whilst taking into our awareness fundamental anatomical and functional aspects required by our bodies for maximum wellbeing benefits.

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

Spring
Fri 16 Feb - 15 Mar (5 weeks)
Please note that Tana Hunjan will be covering the class on Fri 1 Mar
Fri 22 Mar - 26 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)
11am - 12.15pm
£12 per session | or £45 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

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Funky Monkeys

An energetic and creative music and movement class for babies and children under 5.

This fun and funky session uses lights, puppets, parachute, instruments and music to get your little ones moving!

Suitable for ages 9 months - 5 years.

Spring
12 Jan - 26 Apr, exc 16 Feb, 29 Mar, 12 Apr
11am - 11.45am

£7.50 | Siblings (18 months +) £4.50 | £26 for 4 sessions a term (this offer doesn't include the sibling ticket)

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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Pottery: Slab Building

Led by Helen D Evans

This is part of a series of Courses and workshops led by Helen d Evans

The 5 week course is for people with all abilities.

Whether you want to come and give Pottery a try or if you have some experience of working with clay, you may want to use the time to work on your own projects based on the Slab Building technique.

The intention is to try a different technique each week for the first three weeks.
The fourth week - time for experimentation.
The final week will be spent glazing. This session will be slightly longer to give you time to finesse your pieces. (3hrs)

Your work will then be fired off-site and then ready to collect from Norden Farm.

The price includes: Clay, use of tools, Underglazes, a selection glazes and 2 x firing of your work.

All work will be fired to Earthenware.
You may want to bring with you:
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils
A cloth to wipe your hands on
An apron
Any clay tools you may have.

After the course.
I will notify you regarding the collection of your work which usually takes between 4-6 weeks.

Fri 5 Apr - Fri 3 May (5 weeks)
11am - 1pm (11am - 2pm on Fri 3 May)

£120 for a 5 week course

  •  26 Apr
  •   3 May
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Bring Baby Choir

Singing is a great way to relieve stress and promote well-being.

Meet new people and take some time for you in this new acappella choir for mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their babies!

It is a baby friendly class, created especially so you can bring the baby you care for. Grown ups are in a semi circle (with room for your buggy next to you) and babies can sit, crawl or play on the blanket in front of you.

These uplifting classes are led by conductor/composer (and mum) Marta Radwan. There's no auditions, no singing experience is needed and you don't need to have a 'good voice' - just an openness to have a go! You'll be sure to know the songs and there will even be some which include your little one.

There's also:
* Free on-site parking
* Café (open all day)
* Baby changing facilities

Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 18 months

Drop in sessions Fri 19 Apr and 26 Apr
12.30pm - 1.30pm

3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
14 Jun - 19 Jul, exc 28 Jun (5 weeks)

£10 per session | £48 for 6 weeks | £40 for 5 week course

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Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir

Led by Dr Marta Mathea Radwan

Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir is a fun, friendly, non-auditioned choir for everyone. We learn by ear, so you don’t need music experience. Our music ranges from gospel, world and jazz to pop and classical - anything that sounds great and is a joy to sing. Joining us is a great way to meet people and sing your stress away.

Spring
Drop in: Fri 19 Apr and 26 Apr

Summer
Fri 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Fri 4 Jun - 19 Jul, exc 28 Jun (5 weeks)

2pm - 3.30pm

£12 per session | £60 for 6 week course | £50 for 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

About the tutor
Dr Marta Mathea Radwan is an award-winning vocalist, composer and musical director. Heralding from Poland and with over 30 years' experience in musical performance, Marta conducts choirs around London, including: jazz group Alle Choir London, Offbeat a cappella community choirs in Acton and Richmond, and Singing for Fun groups at Brunel University London.

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Wellbeing Textiles

Led by Anurita Chandola

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and creativity with our Wellbeing Textiles Course. This unique and enriching experience is designed to promote well-being and mindfulness through the art of textiles.

The Wellbeing Textiles Course is structured to provide a balance of instruction, hands-on activities, and reflective practices. Each session will focus on a specific aspect of well-being, incorporating textile techniques to facilitate personal growth and relaxation.

Join us on this inspiring journey, where the soothing textures of textiles meet the nurturing embrace of mindfulness. Rediscover the joy of creating while nurturing your mental and emotional well-being in a supportive and encouraging environment.

About Anurita Chandola
Anurita Chandola is a Spacewear and textiles artist who has worked internationally with renowned brands, art projects and prestigious exhibitions. Anurita’s expertise lies in sustainable fashion, product and material innovation, and in designing solutions based on reducing waste in the fashion industry. She is a graduate from the Royal College of Art, where she focused on developing proficiency in the independent learning methods and practices of contemporary art and design. Anurita is currently researching on textiles and clothes that will work on Mars and recently worked as a Spacewear and textiles artist with Building a Martian House Project in Bristol.

19 Apr - 10 May (4 weeks)
17 May - 14 June (5 weeks)
5 Jul - 9 Aug (6 weeks)

2pm - 4pm

£18 per session or £70 per 4-week course | £85 per 5-week course | £100 per 6-week course

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Mindfulness

Led by Kate Hughes

Join Kate Hughes of Kate Hughes Meditation for an hour of mindfulness, designed to promote calm and awareness.

During the session we will explore breathing techniques, different kinds of meditation, and various mindfulness exercises including some gentle movement (this can be adapted to suit all mobility levels).

No experience of meditation or mindfulness is required, and these sessions are suitable for you if you are an absolute beginner or have done some kind of mindfulness practice before.

Please wear comfortable clothing. The session will end with a relaxation exercise and you may wish to bring your own mat and blanket, although these will be provided.

Spring
Fri 26 Jan, 23 Feb, 22 Mar, 26 Apr
6.30pm - 7.30pm

Summer
Fri 31 May, 28 Jun, 19 Jul, 9 Aug
6.30pm - 7.30pm

£12 per session

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Jonny & The Baptists: The Happiness Index/Ten Thankless Years

A double bill of two shows in one night, from cult multi-award winning musical-comedians Jonny & The Baptists.

A brand new hour of songs and stories about why we are (or are not) happy; and a retrospective of our first decade making riotous, satirical (and silly) “work”.

The Happiness Index
Are you happy? We can help! Five Prime Ministers ago, David Cameron started a happiness index to measure how joyful the people of this nation are. Which is ironic, given what he then did. Anyway, we’ve picked up the baton and now are trying to find out what the hell we should do with it. A new personal and political show about our desire, and the country’s struggle, to just be happy.

Ten Thankless Years
The country's absolute best (but not most popular) musical comedians present our greatest hits, from a decade of being wildly under-appreciated. After a sell-out, five-star run at Edinburgh Fringe 2023, we’ve understandably decided to take this cash-cow on the road.

'An hour of glorious chaos. A must-see' ★★★★★ Sunday Post

'A proper belly-laugh show' ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

'Wickedly funny' ★★★★ The Times

'Excellent, irresistible and winningly random' ★★★★ The Guardian

'You'll mainly leave feeling warm and fuzzy.... note perfect' ★★★★ Metro

Suitable for ages 14+ (guidance only)

Studio
£16


Johnny & The Baptists website
@JohnnyBaptists
@nordenfarm

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Feel Me

Presented by The Paper Birds Theatre Company.

Who do you care about and why?

Feel Me is a new interactive theatre show from The Paper Birds, UK leaders in devised verbatim theatre. Feel Me asks, via your mobile phone, who and what you care about from the stories unfolding live on stage in front of you.

A stunning mixture of live performance, film, projection, dance and music, Feel Me will explore the different lenses through which we are told, and connect to stories in the modern digital world.

Worlds unfold from backpacks, and tents are constructed and dismantled again, each scene and location temporary, like a transient teenager in search of safety, acceptance and a new place to call home. An interrogation of empathy, Feel Me asks what makes us ‘feel’ for another person, as we journey through landscapes and across borders, through weather storms and paperwork, changing seasons, endless queues and interviews.

Please note: All performances have integrated captions

This show contains mild strobing in the projections, loud noises and atmospheric haze.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Feel Me is made by The Paper Birds in Partnership with Theatre Centre. A Co-Production with New Wolsey Theatre. Supported by Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja and The Point, Eastleigh. Funded by British Council International Collaboration & Arts Council England

The Paper Birds website
@ThePaperBirds
@nordenfarm

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Salsa

Led by SalsaStyle

Specialising for twenty years in providing individual attention to help you develop dance techniques and grow in confidence. SalsaStyle will ensure everyone feels welcome no matter what level.

Spring
22 Mar - 26 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)

Summer
Fri 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Fri 14 Jun - 19 Jul (6 weeks)
Fri 26 Jul - 16 Aug (4 weeks)

8.15pm - 9.15pm
£12 per session | £50 for 5 weeks | £60 for 6 weeks | £40 for 4 weeks

Don't forget to stay for the Salsa Social from 9.15pm - 10pm: stay after the class for a dance and drink!

Box Office closes at 8pm but online booking is still available.

Click here for more information about SalsaStyle.

Please note that the class on Friday 8 March will be led by Darren and Tara.

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

Align and Flow Yoga is influenced by the biomechanics and heart orientated philosophy of the Anusara Hatha style of yoga. With a specific alignment focus within the flow of postures the practice will tone and strengthen the body, improve posture and create more freedom in the body and mind resulting in a calm and relaxed state of being.

Each week there will be a different theme weaving its’ way through the session, but a typical class starts with breathing techniques to centre and ground, poses to warm up and then progresses to a fun and challenging mix of vinyasa and alignment yoga.

This class is designed to cultivate focus, stamina, strength, and flexibility. Leaving time at the end for a well-deserved relaxation.

Come prepared for an energising class that will also leave you feeling relaxed.

Suitable for 18+ years

Spring
Sat 13 Jan – 2 Mar (8 weeks)
Sat 9 Mar – 27 Apr, exc 30 Mar (7 weeks)
10am - 11am

Summer
Sat 4 May - 22 Jun (8 weeks)
29 Jun - 17 Aug (8 weeks)

£12.50 per session | £84 for 8 week course and £73.50 for 7 week course

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

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Pottery: Hanging Planter

Led by Helen D Evans

This is part of a series of workshops being run by Helen d Evans which is suitable for all abilities.

During the workshop you will use hand building techniques to make an orb shape, which will be the basis for your hanging planter.

Cost includes clay, use of materials and x 2 firings and application of a clear glaze.

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Please bring with you: an apron
any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas with ideas
Pens
Pencils

The class will run from 11-4pm. A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the workshop.

We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work.

Sat 27 Apr
11am - 4pm
£70

Other pottery courses led by Helen include:

An Introduction to Pottery

Pottery: Bird House

Pottery: Pinch Pots and Coiling

Pottery: Egg Cups and Saucers

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Zumba (Saturdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

Spring
Sat 13 Jan - 27 Apr, exc 6 Apr
11.30am – 12.30pm
£7 per class | £30 for 5 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please note that the sessions on Saturday 27 April and Saturday 4 May will be led by Carla Lkech

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St John's Chamber Orchestra

The Beethoven symphony cycle (21-25) continues with the titanic and stormy Fifth symphony.

Jianing Kong (piano)
Shree Rao (violin)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.4
Romance No.1 in F
Symphony No.5

Jianing Kong, prizewinner at the Sydney International Piano Competition has previously played Mozart and Brahms concertos at Norden Farm.

He returns with his effortlessly refined and elegant playing to the most radiant of Beethoven’s piano concertos.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | Under 18s free

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The Lost Trades

An exciting Folk and Roots Trio who recently released their second album Petrichor.

The Lost Trades are a vocal harmony trio with a cool Laurel Canyon vibe. Three Wiltshire based singer songwriters (Jamie R Hawkins, Phil Cooper and Tamsin Quin) were brought together by a mutual love of modern folk and roots music, and joined forces in late 2019 for a three part harmony, modern folk adventure.

With a sound that is reminiscent of the California folk scene of the late 60s/early 70s, their vocal harmonies have been described as flawless, spine tingling and magical.

After a global pandemic cut short their first tour after just a single sold out gig, the band retreated to their songwriting rooms to work on their debut album, 'The Bird, The Book & The Barrel'. The album was released in June 2021 and was well received, spending 8 months in the Official UK Folk Albums Chart.

The follow up 'Petrichor' was released in March 2023 and immediately followed suit, entering the chart at #31.

A live performance involves easy interchanging of instruments, with each of the three playing guitar, bass and percussion at different points. There's always a fun intimacy to the show, with the three engaging in comfortable repartee with each other and the audience like a group of old friends.

£15
Studio

The Lost Trades website
@thelosttrades
@nordenfarm

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Still Life with Flowers: Watercolour or Acrylic

Led by Jo Hall

Tap into the abundance of spring and summer flowers and create vibrant or more harmonious compositions each week where colour is as important as the objects.

Several techniques will be demonstrated including layering colours, wax resist and adding texture. At the first session we will create a harmonious composition where blue/violet predominates so you are invited to bring your own blue or purple/blue/white flowers and a small glass jar or blue container for them. Some objects or photo reference will also be provided by the tutor.

Please bring your own materials as detailed below:
Paper suitable for watercolour or acrylic, paints, brushes, palette, drawing board, table easel or block of wood to angle your paper, masking tape or clips to attach paper, water pots, paper towel.

Please bring a small sketchbook or cartridge paper for colour notes and composition planning.

Tues 30 Apr - Tues 4 Jun (6 weeks)
12.30pm - 3.30pm

£126 for a 6 week course

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High & Low: John Galliano (15)

Dir: Kevin Macdonald 2023 | 117 mins

Documentary. Fashion designer John Galliano was widely recognized as one of the most influential names in 1990s and 2000s couture until his career abruptly ended in 2011. Candid footage - plus conversations with Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Anna Wintour and more - trace Galliano’s turbulent career through the decades.

‘An unflinching view of fashion’s most flawed genius’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

£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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Royal Opera House Live: Carmen

220 mins (including one interval)

Sung in French with English subtitles

Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new production evokes all the passion and heat of Bizet's score, which features Carmen’s sultry Habanera and the rousing Toreador song. Antonello Manacorda conducts an exciting international cast, with Aigul Akhmetshina performing the
title role.

Co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and La Scala, Milan.

£16

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Upcycling Fashion

Led by Anurita Chandola

Fast fashion is leading to tonnes of clothing being discarded daily which has a huge impact on the environment. Globally, just 12 percent of material used for clothing ends up being recycled and it takes a lot of energy to recycle them. On this course, you will learn how to create unique and sustainably made garments by giving your old clothing a new life.

Using an old clothing item, you will learn to apply different techniques by using design principles to make a unique piece of sustainable upcycled clothing.

Bring a few pre-loved garments or something that you haven’t worn for sometime to use during this short class. You don’t need any previous sewing experience for this class

About Anurita Chandola
Anurita Chandola is a Spacewear and textiles artist who has worked internationally with renowned brands, art projects and prestigious exhibitions. Anurita’s expertise lies in sustainable fashion, product and material innovation, and in designing solutions based on reducing waste in the fashion industry. She is a graduate from the Royal College of Art, where she focused on developing proficiency in the independent learning methods and practices of contemporary art and design. Anurita is currently researching on textiles and clothes that will work on Mars and recently worked as a Spacewear and textiles artist with Building a Martian House Project in Bristol.

£40 per session
11am - 4pm (including break)

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Showstopper Tots

Led by Mairi Cowieson

Musical Theatre themed music and movement classes for ages 2 -5 years. Younger siblings are welcome. Under 6 months free.

Join us for our fabulous Mary Poppins themed term, it promises to be Supercalifragilisticexialidocious!

So Let's Go Fly a Kite and Step in Time over the rooftops. The classes take the children on an adventure, exploring the music and story of Mary Poppins, learning a dance to help with their coordination, singing songs and playing drama games to help with their confidence and ending each class with our mini theatre and story song, written especially for ShowstopperUK, by fabulous West End composers.

This story song is added to each week to enhance their engagement and concentration skills. It's also fun for the parents/carers who attend with their little ones.

Age guidance 2-5 years.

Summer
Thur 2 May - 13 Jun, excludes 30 May (6 weeks)
1.30pm - 2.15pm

£48 (1 adult and 1 child) per 6 week course
Siblings (aged 6 months +) £28.80 per 6 week course
Siblings under 6 months free

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Rosie Holt: That's Politainment!

The worse the political career, the more lucrative the subsequent entertainment opportunities.

Matt Hancock may have slaughtered millions but now he's making a killing. So can Rosie Holt's viral hit MP follow 'politainers' Dorries, Farage and Rees-Mogg and leap from the pages of Hansard to Heat?

Following a hugely successful Edinburgh Fringe season, Rosie takes this brand-new show on the road, to tightrope the thin line between politics and entertainment.

Rosie is an acclaimed comedian, actor and satirist. Her popular videos on social media have achieved more than 6.5 million views.

She is the host of podcast Noncensored, and has been seen / heard on Sky Max's The Russell Howard Hour, and BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, DM’s Are Open, and Ashley Blaker 6.5 Children, among many other credits.

'The Thick of It levels of writing and performance applied to a very current flavour of political bullsh*t' The Times

'Beautifully observed and performed' The Guardian

‘A pinpoint portrayal of the personae manifesting our national psyche’ ★★★★ The Observer

'A character comedy treat' ★★★★ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Magic Violin

Balkan Music from Danube Regions with Drops of Ottoman.

The Magic Violin Trio comprises of Gundula on lead vocals and violin, Jeremy Halliwell on guitar, and Fraser Perry on cello and backing vocals.

They evolved in 2020 from the string players of Gundula’s five-piece Balkan ensemble Tatcho Drom.

In a story told through music, The Magic Violin Trio transport the listener through countries and cultures performing Eastern European and Balkan folk and Gypsy music. Influenced by musical traditions of old, the trio of strings and singer bring a fresh and charismatic feel to their performances.

This performance features Eastern European and Balkan music from the Danube regions with influences of Ottoman culture. Starting at the source of the Danube in Donaueschingen, Germany, the musical journey of the evening will take us through Vienna and Budapest, all the way to the Black Sea in Ukraine and Romania. The band will focus on pieces with hints of Ottoman influence.

Band leader Gundula has been exploring the music of the Gypsy Romany people in Eastern European and Balkan regions for more than 20 years.

Studio
£16

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Laura Smyth: Living My Best Life

BRITISH PODCAST AWARDS 2023: BEST COMEDY (NOMINEE) FOR ‘BANG ON IT’ FUNNY WOMEN AWARDS 2019: WINNER

Star of Live At The Apollo, Laura Smyth’s brand-new show explores all aspects of modern life. She has fun mugging off all the madness of parenting, childhood, school, marriage, social media, work, and chasing her dreams.

In her own inimitable style, she gets to the truth of the human experience, treading the line between bluntness and warmth throughout.

Ultimately, she is asking how ‘living your best life’ is actually achieved – heads up: it don’t involve Instagram! Fresh from tour support for Jack Whitehall and Michelle de Swarte, this is her at her uncensored and ridiculous best.

'One of the best acts I’ve seen in a long long time' Romesh Ranganathan
'A proper star in the making' Jack Whitehall
'A comic powerhouse' Mo Gilligan
'Laura is a brilliant comedian whipsmart, warm and very very funny' Roisin Conaty
'A force of nature' Chortle
'Naturally funny' Jo Brand

Studio
£15

@thatlaurasmyth
@nordenfarm

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The Flower Garden in Line and Wash

Led by Jo Hall.

Use India ink with twigs, bamboo pens or any other dip pen to draw the shapes and forms of flowers as they grow in a garden before bringing the drawing to life by freely adding colour.

Before making a more considered drawing we’ll experiment with ink and a variety of tools/pens to establish the weight and character of marks that will best describe the subject.

Reference supplied or bring your own sketches and photo reference to use as a starting point. Please bring your own materials and equipment as detailed below.

Materials and equipment:
Watercolours, brushes, water pots, palette
Drawing board, table easel or block to tilt your board, tape to attach paper, paper towel
India ink (preferably waterproof when dry), twig, dip pen (bamboo or metal).
Small natural sponge, old toothbrush
Paper; cartridge paper for exercises in mark making, watercolour paper NOT (cold pressed) or HP (hot pressed) surface for final painting
Some paper will be available from the tutor at cost.

Sat 4 May
11am - 4pm
£42

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Norden Farm Market

The Norden Farm Markets are unique. There's a Café Bar onsite, accessible toilets (with baby changing) and a programme of activities from cinema to classes. Stallholders sell inspiring artisanal produce ranging from arts and crafts to food and snacks.

Please note that the April market will be taking place indoors due to forecasted high winds.

April Stallholders Include:

The Henley Distillery, Yun Jung Ko, Cooper’s Honey & Bees, Amoracandlesuk, INDULGE The Collection, But One String, Frenchie Arts, Bright as a Button Jewellery, Smoking Skewers, KaNa Homecooked, Luxury Chocolate For You by Anton Hazelle Ltd, Luumi Home Ltd, Colourology, UltraKriti, Bags it’s Mine!, Boxpatchbunnies, Tamsin Denholm Jewellery, Wild Bloom Beads, Firefairyart, Fluidity by Lou and 3DPrintGiftsGaming.

Upcoming Market Dates:

Sat 6 Apr (Indoor), Sat 4 May, Sat 1 Jun, Sat 6 Jul, Sat 3 Aug

12pm - 4pm | Entry is FREE

Visiting the market is the perfect way to spend your weekend. Shop in the market for unusual, hand made, delicious items and then take in a film or recline with a coffee in our Café Bar where there are plenty of books and games to keep the little ones happy.

Dogs are welcome, outdoors at the Norden Farm Markets and there’s fresh water for them.

Parking spaces are reserved for blue badge holders and the site is accessible.


Our waiting list is now open for stalls at our Spring Markets - please email markets@nordenfarm.org

We have 2 types of pitches available - covered areas under the Linhay (stallholders provide their own trestle tables) and Gazebo pitches. You can drive right up to you pitch on hard standing - so the set up and take down is blissfully simple and doesn’t require lugging!


Quotes

★'Thank you for having our stall today, had a fab day, met some fab people, great first day back, can't wait for the next one, from all of us at ReRe's Soaps & Scents'

★'It was lovely. I'll be back next time. Thank you for organising Norden Farm!'

★'Absolutely amazing afternoon at @nordenfarm! Thanks to all who came to support us. Looking forward to the next one. #maidenhead #localmarket #supportlocal'

★'My daughter and I really enjoyed the Norden Farm Outdoor Market yesterday, exploring the various food and craft stalls on offer and taking home one or two tasty treats. It was a fantastic chance to support some great local businesses from around Maidenhead. The Norden Farm cafe was also open to enjoy. I would definitely recommend popping down next time if you can make it'

★'Setting up for today’s Jubilee market at @nordenfarm. Fantastic atmosphere, thanks to all for organising and attending. The music was fab and we all had a great time!'

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The New Boy (12A)

Dir: Warwick Thornton 2023 | 96 mins

1940s Australia. A a nine-year-old Aboriginal orphan boy arrives in the dead of night at a remote monastery run by a renegade nun (Cate Blanchett). The new boy’s presence disturbs the delicately balanced world in this story of spiritual struggle and the cost of survival.

‘Colonial forces seek to stamp out Aboriginal spirituality in Warwick Thornton’s haunting outback fable’ ★★★★ Time Out

£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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Born To Swing

Andrew Bourn returns to Norden Farm with his brand new show ‘BORN TO SWING’.

Featuring a collection of swing standards (Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Bobby Darin) alongside some superb arrangements of popular songs from different genres.

Andrew and his band ‘Party at Frank’s’ are the masters of delivering a performance with class, charisma and fun for every generation.

With a line up including a four-piece horn section, this is a show that lovers of live music and swing will not want to miss.

'It was wonderful! There was a standing ovation which was truly deserved. If you read this Andrew, you made an old lady feel young again!'Norden Farm audience member review

'A wonderful evening, thank you' HRH King Charles III

'An outstanding performance' Simon Cowell

Andrew Bourn's website

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Brush Lettering

Led by Salina Gatto

Brush lettering is a modern form of calligraphy that can be practiced everyday and even on the go. Just put a brush in your bag and you’re all set.

It is not only a way to make beautiful notes for people to make them feel good but a great way to practice mindfulness.

This workshop includes a personalised take home kit of a notebook, a brush pen and some extra heavyweight paper.

In the 4 hours you have together, you will be tackling exercises of the basic forms of brush calligraphy while being able to add your own personal flairs once you establish the basics.

By the end, you will be able to write your name, self-love quote and or address a letter for someone you love.

Salina is Looking forward to lettering with you all.

Spring
19 Mar – 16 Apr, exc 2 Apr (4 weeks)

7pm - 8pm
£100 for 4 week course

Summer
7 May - 28 May (4 weeks)
25 Jun - 9 Jul (3 weeks)
16 Jul - 6 Aug (4 weeks)

7pm - 8.30pm
£100 for 4 week course | £75 for 3 week course

Salina is a designer, art director and illustrator who has a strong love for beautiful lettering and calligraphy. She has worked for clients in the fashion and beauty industry in New York and London. Victoria Secret, TK Maxx, New Look, Sweaty Betty, Soap and Glory, Penhaligons and John Lewis to name a few that are on her roster.

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Studio Art Sessions

Led by Sue Bridge

These sessions are suitable for those with some prior experience of drawing and painting (either previous study or art course participation).

As with the preceding course 'Transform your Sketchpad' these 3 hour studio sessions will be wide ranging both in terms of media and subject matter. Over the duration of the course you will gain experience in a range of media, acrylic/watercolour, pen and ink and collage. Some sessions will be one off activities other topics may spread over a couple of weeks.

Students to provide their own materials.

Wed 8 May - 5 June (5 weeks)
Wed 19 June - 24 Jul (6 weeks)
11am - 2pm

£150 per 6 week course | £125 per 5 week course

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Meditative Mandala - Explore, Feel & Connect

Exhibition by Sumi Barua.

A mandala is an idealised representation of the universe. A mandala, in addition to its gorgeous visual depictions, can be utilised as a meditation technique to discover one's inner self and promote spiritual development. Mandalas have a rich history that is linked to eastern religions and philosophies as well as being utilised in psychotherapy and holistic healing journeys.

Entry is Free

Exhibition opening times:

Wed 8 May - Sat 11 May & Tues 14 May - Sat 18 May | 5pm - 10.30pm

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Keaveney

Do you like to crochet or knit? Join us for a relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.

Suitable for those with experience of crochet / knitting.

Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email


Spring - Sophie Keaveney will be returning for the Spring term
Wed 10 Jan, 7 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 Apr
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

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Pianists at Norden Farm 1: Jung Eun Séverine Kim

The first pianist in our Summer Series.

Brahms 4 Ballades, Op.10
Schubert Allegretto in C minor, D.915; 3 Pieces, D.946
Schumann Sonata No.1 in F sharp minor

The South Korean Séverine Kim was the first prizewinner of the Mottram International Piano Competition held last December in Manchester, also winning the audience prize.

We are thrilled to welcome her to Norden Farm. She has played throughout the world as a soloist and in chamber music and her programme takes us through a sequence of dramatic 19th century masterworks.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s free

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Make a Clay Hare workshop

Led by Dawn Carroll

In this one day workshop you will learn how to make a hare in clay. A newspaper armature will be provided to get the general shape of the hare then we will look at the position of his head to the bend of the ear to bring out his character. At the end of the class there’s will be an opportunity to add slips or oxide to your piece.

Cost includes Clay, slip or oxide, use of tools and one finished piece to be earthenware fired.

Please bring an apron
A date will be arranged to collect work from Norden Farm

Thur 9 May
11am - 4pm

£75

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Book Club

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

This season our Book Club will be reading

Spring

Thur 18 Jan
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Thur 15 Feb
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

Thur 14 Mar
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Thur 18 Apr
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte


Suitable for 18+ years.

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

7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

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Emmanuel Sonubi – CV

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Emmanuel Sonubi presents a whistle stop tour through the jobs that have led him to become one of the hottest stand-ups on the circuit in the brand-new show, Curriculum Vitae.

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Emmanuel Sonubi presents a whistle stop tour through the jobs that have led him to become one of the hottest stand-ups on the circuit in the brand-new show, Curriculum Vitae.

Emmanuel will take the audience on a hilarious and sometimes poignant journey that explores the professions that he’s had prior to becoming a comedian, discussing how those experiences helped shape his comedic voice. From working in IT to the doors of London's nightlife whilst building up an impressive list of musical theatre credits.

As see on, QI (BBC), Alan Davies As Yet Untitled (Dave), Rhod Gilberts Growing Pains (Comedy Central), Apprentice 'You're Fired' (BBC), Pointless Celebrities (BBC) and headlining Live at the Apollo (BBC).

Emmanuel said today, "I'm thrilled to be back on tour in the UK with 'Curriculum Vitae'. Last year's tour was an amazing experience and selling out most of the shows was incredible! Writing this new show has been a lot more fun than writing an actual CV and, I get to be honest".

London based Emmanuel Sonubi's career in comedy started only a few years ago and quickly grew from strength to strength earning himself a reputation as "one to watch out for". A regular favourite on the comedy circuit, he is one of the most sought-after acts working today. Emmanuel’s credits continue to grow as does his popularity.

Full Clean Driving License
Hobbies include rugby, long walks, the gym and musical theatre.
References on request

'One of my favourite discoveries of the year, was Emmanuel Sonubi. Hilarious, warm and unique. If you don't see him now for a tenner, you won't be able to smugly tell your mates about it when they're paying £50 for a crap seat at the O2' Jason Manford

'The bloke has got funny bones' Romesh Ranganathan

'Side-splittingly funny. Roaring laughs' Independent

'Big laughs, engaging tales, you’re seduced by the easy authority of his storytelling' The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50 (conc) £14.50

@emmanuelstandup
@nordenfarm

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Sam Braysher featuring Annie Majin: Kurt Weill and the American Songbook

Sam Braysher’s new project explores the work of Kurt Weill, a fascinating composer who lies at the intersection of European classical music, jazz, opera and American musical theatre.

The London based jazz saxophonist, a regular performer at jazz clubs across Europe, has received international acclaim for his warm, delicate sound and deep knowledge of the standard repertoire and American Songbook.

He is joined by two rising stars of London’s thriving jazz scene: Annie Majin, whose charming, powerful voice is inspired by Barbara Streisand and the sounds of classic Broadway shows, and Hungarian pianist Matyas Gayer, who has played accompanist to jazz legends Eddie Henderson, Jesse Davis and others.

Expect to hear classic songs such as Mack The Knife, My Ship and September Song in addition to hidden gems from the Weill catalogue and music by adjacent American Broadway composers like Rodgers & Hammerstein, Gershwin and Harold Arlen.

Sam Braysher - alto saxophone
Annie Majin - vocals
Matyas Gayer - piano

'I can’t think of another alto saxophonist with a sound quite like Sam Braysher’s' ★★★★ Dave Gelly, The Observer

'Braysher's cool, modernist twist on old songs is just superb' Simon Adams, Jazz Journal

'the warm-toned young London saxophonist Sam Braysher is a prize-winning investigator of the early recordings and published music of Jerome Kern, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and many others, and imagines a new jazz closely attuned to an old world' John Fordham, The Guardian

Studio
£16

Sam's website
@SamBraysher
@nordenfarm

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National Theatre Live: Nye

160 mins tbc.

A new play by Tim Price, directed by Rufus Norris

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.
Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be broadcast live from the National Theatre.

£16

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Daytime Sound Bath

Led by Janette Moy

Sound Baths are deeply relaxing, anyone can join in. Lay down, cosy and Janette will share beautiful sounds of Gong, Tibetan bowls, Irish Drum ( Bodhran ), Rainstick, Sansula, Kochi chimes and more. Taking you on a journey into the heart of Sacred Sound.

As you relax and bathe in the healing vibrations, your body resonates within these pure tones and you begin to feel retuned and in harmony. Healing can happen at cellular level, our bodies, mind and emotions draw from the sounds the vibration that is needed to bring us into inner balance.

You will need to bring a yoga mat or blanket to lie on. A small cushion for under head comfort. A blanket to cover up. Anything else you want to bring to make a cosy nest. Eye mask if you use one.

We also run evening Sound Bath classes, click here to find out more.


Spring
12 Jan, 23 Feb, 22 Mar, 12 Apr

Summer
10 May, 7 Jun, 12 Jul

1pm - 2pm
£15 per session
Suitable for 18+ years

Please note, to prevent disruption to the class, latecomers may not be admitted.

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The Kast Off Kinks

Not to be missed! The Kast off Kinks include former members of the legendary band The Kinks.

This great line-up features Mick Avory (founding member of The Kinks and original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), Mark Haley (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 1989-93, also played with The Rubettes), Mike Steed (bass/vocals, playing history with Love Affair, Chip Hawkes, Marmalade, The Rubettes and Mike Pender).

These high-class professionals are then fronted by the equally talented and charismatic Dave Clarke (guitar/main vocals). Dave made three albums with the Noel Redding band, two solo albums as Dave Carlsen and the Dream Machine, one with Jimmy McCulloch, and several others including Mick Avory, Dave Rowberry, Tim Rose and Keith Moon. Dave has been a member of the Kast Off Kinks since it was formed almost thirty years ago.

Expect all the hits, including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing and many more for a great night out!

‘A full house, and a standing ovation. To anyone wondering about going, do not hesitate’ The Stables, Milton Keynes

‘Nothing short of superb. From start to finish it was filled with hit after hit' Mad Ferret, Preston

Courtyard Theatre
£22

Kast Off Kinks website

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Pottery - Slab Built Planters

Led by Helen D Evans

This is part of a series of workshops being run by Helen d Evans which is suitable for all abilities.

During the workshop you will use slabs of clay to make square or rectangular planters with the option to embellish your work by using carving or sprig moulds.

Cost includes clay, use of materials and x 2 firings.

Work will be fired to Stoneware.

Please bring with you: an apron
any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas with ideas
Pens
Pencils

The class will run from 11-4pm. A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the workshop.

After the course.
We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work

Sat 11 May
11am - 4pm

£70

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The Persian Version (15)

Dir: Maryam Keshavarz 2023 | 107 mins

Coming from two countries at odds with each other, Iranian-American Leila strives to find balance and embrace her opposing cultures.

When her family reunites in New York City for her father’s heart transplant, Leila navigates her relationships from arms length in an effort to keep her 'real' life separate from her family life. However, when her secret is unceremoniously revealed, so are the distinct parallels between her life and that of her mother Shireen.

An honest portrayal of a woman who remains unapologetically herself, blended seamlessly into a heartfelt story about family, belonging - and the undeniable influence of pop music.

Winning both the Audience Award and the Best Screenplay Award at this years Sundance Film Festival, writer-director-producer Maryam Keshavarz delivers a compelling, intelligent and timely story of both the Iranian, and the Iranian-American, experience.

£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.

Bring Baby Screening
The screening on Sat 11 May 11am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-ups 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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ELO Again

The Ultimate Tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

ELO Again are back with their stunning Re-Discovery Tour celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra. Now in their 10th year, the band really give you a dramatic taste of what a legendary ELO concert would have been like back in their heyday, the whole experience is professionally re-enacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects.

They perform all the big hits – Mr Blue Sky, Livin' Thing, Sweet Talkin' Woman, Shine a Little Love, Confusion, Last Train to London, Roll Over Beethoven, Wild West Hero, Don't Bring Me Down, The Diary of Horace Wimp, Telephone Line, Turn to Stone plus many more.

As the UK’s No.1 tribute show, ELO Again provide you with the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals. Come along and relive the age of Glam Rock as ELO Again pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. You will revel in ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and hear some of the most unforgettable classic rock and pop songs of our generation. The timeless Mr Blue Sky returns, so Roll Over Beethoven - Rock 'n Roll Is King.

Courtyard Theatre
£22

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Resilience Refined: a mindfulness course to boost resilience.

Led by Kate Hughes

This four week course is designed to give you a detailed introduction into mindfulness and the techniques that can be used to build resilience and reduce anxiety. We will cover a different topics including: long term benefits of practice, stress, managing anxiety and emotions, as well practical exercises to incorporate into your daily life. This course will help you to overcome issues which may be affecting you such as anxiety and confidence, but it will also assist with focus and drive. Suitable for all levels including absolute beginners.

Tues 14 May - 4 Jun (4 weeks)

3pm - 4.15pm

£105 for 4 week course

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The Delinquents (12A)

Dir: Rodrigo Moreno 2023 | 190 mins

Spanish with English subtitles

Bank employee Morán schemes to steal enough money to liberate himself from corporate monotony, then confess and serve prison time while his co-worker hides the cash. Soon under pressure by a company investigator, accomplice Román later encounters a mysterious woman who will transform him forever.

‘Beguilingly surreal slow-motion Buenos Aires heist tale’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

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Nick Helm's Super Fun Good Time Show

The man with the golden larynx - and greatest living all-round entertainer - is BACK!

It's been years and years of therapy, pills, personal growth and being a living legend. The nation’s favourite Uncle and International Treasure-in-Waiting returns to the road to mesmerise a new generation of thrill seekers in his all new, brand new, box fresh show.

Come and see your Golden Emperor shake his ass and give you the only thing you’ve ever wanted… the best damn night of your fragile lives.

Since starting stand-up comedy in 2007, Nick quickly gained attention from across the
industry for his unique, powerful and above all hilarious blend of one-liners, stories, poems and songs. His previous shows enjoyed sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe, and he has been twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

He has released two successful albums, played lead roles in hit TV sitcoms Uncle and Loaded, fronted two of his own TV shows Dave's Eat Your Heart Out and BBC's Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment. He was nominated for a BAFTA for short film Elephant, which he co-wrote, directed and starred in.

As also seen on BBC's Live at the Apollo, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Sky's The Reluctant Landlord and many more.

‘Genuinely exciting’ ★★★★★ Telegraph

‘Terrific’ ★★★★ Times

‘A true comedy daredevil’ ★★★★ Time Out

Age guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50 | £15 conc

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Complete Macramé Course

Led by David Beattie

Explore the fun and relaxing craft of Macramé with this two day course.

Starting off with the basics, David from But One String will guide you through the making of a practical plant hanger. Then building on these basics David will introduce more complex knots and techniques to make a beautiful decorative wall hanging.

Suitable for the complete beginner or those with some experience, this workshop is perfect for all skill levels. We provide all the necessary materials, so just bring your creativity and eagerness to learn!

Thur 16 May & 23 May (2 weeks)
Thur 20 Jun & 27 Jun (2 weeks)
Thur 18 Jul & 25 Jul (2 weeks)

11am - 4.30pm

£135 for 2 week course

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Macbeth: Ralph Fiennes & Indira Varma

150 mins

Tony and BAFTA Award winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier Award winner Indira Varma star in a brand-new ‘full-voltage visceral’ (★★★★ Daily Telegraph) production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Filmed live at Dock X, a custom-built theatre space in London, this critically acclaimed staging of Macbeth ‘that quickens the pulse, then goes for the jugular’ (★★★★ Financial Times) will be unmissable on the big screen.

Directed by Simon Godwin (Antony & Cleopatra, Romeo & Juliet, Hansard) with set and costume design by Frankie Bradshaw (Jerusalem, Blues for an Alabama Sky), this is a cinematic and ‘beautifully staged’ (★★★★ WhatsOnStage) production that brings ‘Shakespeare’s tragedy pulsing into the present day’ (★★★★★ The I).

Macbeth is coming. A couple corrupted by their relentless lust for power have blood on their hands.

Witness the gripping tale of greed, murder, deception, and superstition in cinemas for a limited time only. Once you cross the line, you can never turn back.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Jacob Hawley: SPACE

New stand up show from the award-winning comedian.

Politics for idiots, feminism for lads, love stories for louts and self-care for those who don’t care.

Jacob has been seen on Sky1's The Russell Howard Hour, BBC3's Ladhood, ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show and ITVX's Secrets of the Comedy Circuit. He's also had over 4 million views online.

'Intelligent & important, his self-aware set sees him explore themes of class and identity in the modern world expertly' ★★★★ Sunday Post

'A down-to-earth talent who's got it in spades' ★★★★ The List

Age suitability 14+ years

Studio
£14.50

Jacob Hawley's website
@JacobHawley
@nordenfarm

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Monkey Man (cert tbc)

Dir: Dev Patel 2024 | Run time tbc

Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage. Dev Patel stars as Kid, an anonymous young man who ekes out a meager living in an underground fight club. Night after night, wearing a gorilla mask, he is beaten bloody by more popular fighters for cash.

After years of suppressed rage, Kid discovers a way to infiltrate the enclave of the city’s sinister elite. As his childhood trauma boils over, his mysteriously scarred hands unleash an explosive campaign of retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him.

£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.

Open Captioned Screening  
The screening on Wed 22 May 2pm is an Open Captioned Screening. These screenings provide a transcription of the audio from a film. Captions are displayed at the bottom of the cinema screen along with the dialogue from the film. 

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Springtime Ceilidh

An evening of music and dancing in the atmospheric 18th century Long Barn.

A caller will guide you through the dances while ceilidh band Nedron’s Jig provide the live music. Dances include the likes of Cumberland Square 8, Virginia Reel, Gay Gordons and The Willow Tree. No experience necessary!

Long Barn
£15

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Life Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

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.

Half day sessions comprise of a variety of short and long poses.

Any mediums can be used in these sessions. Materials will be provided, although participants are very welcome to bring their own if you have something you like to work with.

Summer
Sat 18 May and Sat 6 July

11am - 2pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Searchers and Hollies Experience

It is easy for audiences to become entranced by the magical quality of this show.

The Searchers & Hollies Experience - The Best of Both Worlds brings to the stage the iconic magical hits of two of the biggest bands in the 60s and 70s era and features an incredible back catalogue of over 30 hit songs.

This show is performed by the Amazing FOD band. Hear hit after hit in this live action-packed show.

The FOD Band`s qualities were recognised by Tony Jackson, the original lead singer of The Searchers, who selected them to be The Tony Jackson Group and to back him on his Tony Jackson sings The Searchers Shows.

One of the biggest highlights of those days was when the guys backed Tony in front of 80,000 people who filled the street in front of a big stage erected just beside Mathew Street where the Cavern Club in Liverpool stands and where The Searchers and The Hollies appeared early in their musical careers.

This tribute show is packed with hits including Sweets for My Sweet, When You Walk in the Room, Sugar & Spice, Needles & Pins, Goodbye My Love, Stay, I Can`t Let Go, He Ain’t Heavy He`s My Brother, Air That I Breathe, Just One Look, Yes I Will and many more.

Let the haunting melodies transport you to that exciting era when millions of records were sold in the most influential, high energy decades in pop music history.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

In a change to previously advertised times, this event will start at 7.30pm.

The Searchers and Hollies Experience website
@nordenfarm

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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.

Spring
Mon 15 Jan, 12 Feb, 18 Mar, 15 Apr
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £28 for all 4 sessions
Online only

Suitable for ages 18+ years

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Creative Writing: Stories (online)

Led by Guy de Ferrer

Learn how to write stories using your imagination or real life.

Each week we will look at a different element of story writing. By the end of the course, you should understand how to make memorable characters and settings, write convincing dialogue and how to develop plots.

A homework will be set at the end of every session and discussed the following week. You will also receive tutor feedback by email.

All levels are welcome.

Tues 16 Jan - 13 Feb (5 weeks)
7pm - 9pm
£100 per 5 week course

Online course

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Royal Opera House Live: The Winter’s Tale

200 mins (including two intervals)

Shakespeare’s profound story of love and loss, artfully adapted into a contemporary three-act narrative ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon.

King Leontes of Sicilia is crippled with an all-consuming jealousy when his friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia, stays with him and his wife Hermione. What follows is a tale where a marriage is destroyed, a child is abandoned and all hope is seemingly lost for two lovers.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, The Winter's Tale is an award-winning modern ballet Classic - packed with emotional turmoil heightened by Joby Talbot’s compelling score and Bob Crowley’s atmospheric designs.

A co-production between The Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada

£16

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Red Priest: Truly Madly Baroque

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Music by Bach, Purcell, Handel, Telemann, Couperin and Vivaldi presented with verve and panache, Red Priest really find the ‘rock’ in baroque.

‘For sheer technical wizardlry, charismatic showmanship and expressive devilment, Red Priest is in an exhilarating class of its own’ BBC Music Magazine

£20 | £15 MMS Members
£5 Under 18s £5 - or up to two free with an adult

Red Priest's YouTube Channel
Maidenhead Music Society website

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Anuvab Pal - The Department of Britishness

Anuvab Pal returns on official business. Post-Brexit, the British government want to sell the idea of Britishness to India. It has been done before, with dubious results.

Now, they've set up a Department of Britishness and hired him. He will explain in detail why Indians should embrace Britishness, having done it himself. There is trouble ahead.

'Very clever, very funny' Guardian

'India's most intelligent comedian' New York Times

'One of India's top comedians' ★★★★★ EdFestMag.com

As seen on Amazon Prime, QI and BBC2's Big Asian Stand-Up.

Suitable for ages 15+ years.

Studio
£15.50

This event goes on sale to our Members on Wednesday 31 January and general sale on Thursday 1 February. Click here to find out more about how you can become a Member and enjoy priority booking for events.

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Mothers' Instinct (15)

Dir: Benoît Delhomme 2023 | 94 mins

Psychological thriller about two best friends and neighbours, Alice and Céline, whose perfect lives in 60s suburbia are shattered by a tragic accident involving one of their children. Starring Academy Award winners Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.

Follow Alice and Céline as their familial bonds are gradually undermined by guilt and paranoia. Leading to a gripping battle of wills - revealing the darker side of maternal love.

£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.

Open Captioned Screening  
The screening on Sat 25 May 1pm is an Open Captioned Screening. These screenings provide a transcription of the audio from a film. Captions are displayed at the bottom of the cinema screen along with the dialogue from the film. 

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Sound Bath

Led by Janette Moy

Sound Baths are deeply relaxing, anyone can join in. Lay down, cosy and Janette will share beautiful sounds of Gong, Tibetan bowls, Irish Drum ( Bodhran ), Rainstick, Sansula, Kochi chimes and more. Taking you on a journey into the heart of Sacred Sound.

As you relax and bathe in the healing vibrations, your body resonates within these pure tones and you begin to feel retuned and in harmony. Healing can happen at cellular level, our bodies, mind and emotions draw from the sounds the vibration that is needed to bring us into inner balance.

You will need to bring a yoga mat or blanket to lie on. A small cushion for under head comfort. A blanket to cover up. Anything else you want to bring to make a cosy nest. Eye mask if you use one.

We also run daytime Sound Bath classes, click here to find out more.

Spring
Fri 12 Jan, 2 Feb, 8 Mar, 19 Apr

Summer
24 May, 14 Jun, 12 Jul, 16 Aug

6.30pm - 7.30pm
£15 per session
Suitable for 18+ years

Please note, to prevent disruption to the class, latecomers may not be admitted.

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Jazz Dynamos

Your favourite 70s and 80s hits but in a way you've never heard before!

This is a five-piece band who take well known songs, and transform them with a mix of jazz, bossa and samba.

Their unique set of exuberant, entertaining, original contemporary jazz arrangements includes hits by, amongst many others, Dolly Parton, Genesis, Madonna, U2, The Police, a-ha, Rainbow, Elton John and Britney Spears.

Fronted by world class vocalist Lucy Randell, Jazz Dynamos have performed sold out shows at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express Jazz Clubs in London, festivals in UK, Italy, Sweden, France, Norway and Bulgaria, and at private events for British and Hollywood Royalty.

Lucy Randell – Vocals and Percussion
Mark Adelman – Keyboard
Anders Janes – Double Bass
Dominique Metz – Drums
Stewart Curtis – Saxes, Flute and Piccolo

'When I saw them play, they truly blew me away' Music editor of The Independent

'These are artistic re-imagining of songs, many of which are better than the originals and the breadth of the extensive repertoire is staggering' The Reviews Hub

Studio
£16

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Beginners Screen printing

Led by Berkshire Printmakers

Learn about the Heritage Craft of Silkscreen Printing with two experienced printmakers. Get to grips with the art technique made famous by the likes of Andy Warhol, John Piper, Eduardo Paolozzi and Roy Lichtenstein.

No experience necessary for this printmaking workshop as you will taken step by step through how to make your own multi-layered prints, how to use optical colour mixing, create positive and negative paper stencils, learn about making translucent inks, and get a handle on using a squeegee. At the end of the day you will be introduced to experimental screen printing techniques working with inks directly on the screen to create monoprints. This course is ideal for anyone wanting to explore this versatile technique, all materials are included in the price

Berkshire Printmakers are husband and wife - Sarah is a trained art teacher with a degree in design and Venezuelan artist Cipriano has taught screen printing at degree level. He studied his Masters at Chelsea College of Art. They have taken their workshops into Marlborough College summer school, Radley College, and worked with Salisbury Museum and The Arc, Winchester to name a few and they will soon be running workshops at Southampton Art Gallery.

Sat 25 May
11am - 4pm

£80

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The Neil Diamond Story

Described in Las Vegas as one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond.

Bob Drury has been astounding audiences with his vocal likeness throughout the UK, and the US for the American Neil Diamond Fan Club in Nashville and Las Vegas.

The show tracks Neil’s journey from struggling songwriter to international mega-star with music from a career spanning five decades. All the favourites are included such as Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, Red Red Wine and of course Sweet Caroline. Bob's duet with Harriet on the Diamond/Streisand classic 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers' is one of the best versions you'll ever hear.


Courtyard Theatre
£22

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The Vinyl Frontier: Legend - Bob Marley and The Wailers

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the best selling reggae album of all time by reggae's defining superstar.

Hear all the hits, with all the videos, photos, stories and facts.

Studio
£10

Other Vinyl Frontier events this season include:
Sat 22 Jun: Forgotten Classics
Sat 27 Jul: Singles Championship 2024

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Out of the Hat

Presented by Long Nose Puppets.

When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are inspired to put on the world’s greatest magic show! But how do you make real magic happen? What ingredients do you need and who can help them?

Along the way they encounter some fabulous characters; a transformative moth, a band of musical frogs, an artistic spider and a sassy glow-worm who all help to create their dream.

Will the conjuring trick work and will anything ever come out of the hat?

A story about friendship and the true magic of nature. Full to the brim with lively songs by the talented Tom Gray of Gomez. A feast for the senses and a spectacular theatre experience for everyone!

'It’s a visually exciting delight for young children and contains enough gentle humour to keep adults entertained for an hour too. The Long Nose Puppet team are relentlessly talented, bringing stories to life with their unique and charming puppets and their delightful songs with life affirming lyrics' Katy B, Broadway Baby

'For most of our children, the show would have been their first experience of live performance and we couldn’t have asked for a better first step into that world' Jim Brannan, Head teacher of Boundstone School

Age guidance: 2 -8 years.

Studio
£12 I £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Long Nose Puppets website
@nordenfarm

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Robot Dreams (PG)

Dir: Pablo Berger 2023 | 102 mins

Dog spends a lot of time by himself, whiling away long evenings in his Manhattan studio apartment. Tired of his solitary existence, he decides to purchase a friend. When his order arrives, he builds Robot - a fun-loving, happy-go-lucky companion to keep him company.

Dog and Robot spend an idyllic day together, ending up at Coney Island to enjoy the fun. But they are soon separated on the beach. Dog, devastated at the loss of his friend, does everything in his power to get Robot back.

A heart-swelling, hand-drawn delight that invites audiences of all ages to explore love and loss through its tender portrait of a new friendship.

£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Relaxed screenings
All of our screenings of Robot Dreams are Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed.

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Rich Hall: Shot From Cannons

Fresh on the heels of his critically acclaimed memoirs, Nailing It.

Montana’s transatlantic messenger returns with new rants, knife-edge observations, thrilling musical interludes and an ever-formidable knack for laughs on the fly. You’ll pay for the whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge of it.

'Vital and incredulously angry. Hilarious' The Scotsman

'Blissfully funny' Guardian

'One hour of stonking stand-up and another of stomping hoedown mayhem. That’s two top gigs in one' The Mail On Sunday

Age guidance 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Rich Hall's website
@richhall
@nordenfarm

  •  28 May SOLD OUT
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Io Capitano (cert tbc)

Dir: Matteo Garrone 2024 | 121 mins

Wolof, French and English with English Subtitles

Seydou and Moussa are two Senegalese teenagers who leave Dakar to travel to Europe where they believe opportunities await.

On a journey neither could have imagined, the boys face the dangers and the beauty of the desert, the shock of detention centres in Libya and the perils of the sea in their pursuit of a better life. An epic story that offers a deeply human perspective on the migrant crisis.

Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Academy Awards and winner of the Silver Lion and Best Young Actor Awards at Venice Film Festival.

£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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Pianists at Norden Farm 2: Hao Zi Yoh

The second pianist in our Summer Series.

in association with Kirckman Concerts

Albeniz Rondena
Haydn Sonata in D, Hob.XVI 42
Schumann Fantasy in C
Chopin 3 Mazurkas, Op.59; Ballade No.4
Rachmaninov Variations on a theme of Corelli

The Malaysian pianist Hao Zi Yoh trained in Germany and London and has won many prizes and awards around the world: she is particularly noted for the beauty of her playing.

Her programme includes perhaps Schumann’s greatest keyboard work, Chopin’s titanic Fourth Ballade, and Rachmaninov’s last solo keyboard work.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s free

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Edinburgh Comedy Preview: Henry Rowley & Elf Lyons

Join Henry Rowley & Elf Lyons for 90 mins of brand new material!

Online comedy sensation Henry Rowley (1.3M TikTok and 400k IG followers) brings his brand new material to Maidenhead Norden Farm Arts Centre!

It’s disappointing enough having a TikToker for a son; can a stand-up show be any more disappointing to Henry’s parents? Yes it can.

Join this Gen Z internet twat for fast paced stand up and character comedy.

'TikTok’s comedy darling: Henry Rowley... is breaking the internet' Tatler

The first-ever Comedy show performed entirely by a horse. Made by award winning Elf Lyons, performed by Treacle.

'Beautiful hind legs' Horse & Hound

One of The 50 Funniest Comedians of the 21st Century -'Praise her genius and go' ★★★★★ The Telegraph

'Lyons can’t be accused of treading the conventional career path since none of her shows ever remotely resembles the next' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Elf is funny and wise - and a hero of sanity' Dylan Moran

Age guidance 16+ years

Studio
£10

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Silver Stacking Ring Workshop

Led by Fiona Dowling

Join Fiona from Jewellery Moves & learn how to make a set of three stacking rings which fit you perfectly. At this workshop you will learn how to saw, solder, file, hammer, hand-stamp and finish your own sterling silver rings. You will also learn how to make your own bezel setting and set a cabochon (selected from a range of colours provided) within one of your rings. You will leave at the end of the day with three rings (one of which can be hand stamped with a personal message).

The cost of the silver is not included in the course fees. The approximate cost of these materials is £30/£40 and payable to the tutor on the day (ideally in cash).

Thur 30 May
11am - 4pm

£80 (plus materials cost to tutor - details above)

Please make sure that hair is tied back, please wear closed shoes and bring your glasses if you wear them.

Suitable for 18+ years

About Jewellery Moves:
Taught by Fiona Dowling, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, Jewellery Moves workshops aim to teach traditional craftsmanship, jewellery skills and techniques in small groups with a relaxed atmosphere.

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The (Not So) Big Bad Wolf

Presented by Wrongsemble.

'Welcome back Listeners - Little Red Riding Hood here! Stay tuned as I go
undercover to reveal the truth behind fairytales' most infamous villain - The Big Bad Wolf'.

Meet Little Red; adventurer, heroine and world-renowned True Grimm podcaster. She's on a mission to debunk the myths around her so called nemesis, with the help of a few storybook favourites, her red invisibility cloak, and a basket full of music, mayhem and magic tricks!

But the truth is no Fairytale... Behold as your favourite tales are re-spun and woven together in an epic new adventure from Wrongsemble.

Age guidance: 4+ years.
Running time: approx 50 mins (no interval)

Studio
£12 I £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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Royal Opera House Live: Message In A Bottle

120 mins (including one interval)

The peaceful village of Bebko is alive with joyous celebrations. Suddenly, under attack, everything changes forever. Three siblings, Leto, Mati and Tana, must embark on perilous journeys in order to survive.

Message In A Bottle is a spectacular new dance-theatre show from five-time Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince - inspired by and set to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting. Including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Walking On The Moon and more.

With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, high-energy footwork and breath-taking athleticism, Message In A Bottle tells a unifying and uplifting story of humanity and hope.

This production was filmed in 2022.

A Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK production co-produced with Birmingham Hippodrome and The Lowry, Salford.

£16

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Bilal Zafar: Imposter

The comedian is back with a brand-new show about how his usually stress-free house share took a turn and his housemate tried to get him arrested five times.

Bilal Zafar has been nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe and is winner of New Act of the Year 2016.

He has appeared on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Radio 4 and built up his own online audience on Twitch as he plays an unhinged football manager in an ongoing improvised series.

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

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

Age guidance 14+ years

Studio
£15

Bilal Zafar's website
@BilalZafar
@nordenfarm

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Pottery - Explore Press Moulds

Led by Helen D Evans

This 5 week course is for people with all abilities.

Whether you want to come and give Pottery a try or if you have some experience of working with clay, you may want to use the time to work on your own projects based on using and exploring Press Moulds.

The intention is to spend the first two weeks using coils, stamps and carving with ready made and found moulds.
The third week will be using moulds to make modified work
The fourth week - time for you to experiment.
The final week will be spent glazing. This session will be slightly longer to give you time to finesse your pieces. (3hrs)

Your work will then be fired off-site and then ready to collect from Norden Farm.
The price includes: Clay, use of tools, Underglazes, a selection glazes and 2 x firing of your work.

All work will be fired to Earthenware.

You may want to bring with you:
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils
A cloth to wipe your hands on
An apron
Any clay tools you may have.

After the course.
Helen will notify you regarding the collection of your work which usually takes between 4-6 weeks

Fri 31 May - Fri 28 June (5 weeks)
11am - 1pm (except 28 June 11am - 2pm)

£120

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James Campbell - Don't Panic! We CAN Save the Planet

A new live comedy show that’s perfect for any child who wants to swap being an Eco Worrier for being an Eco Warrior.  

Based around his new book children’s comedian and author James Campbell presents a positive, funny, life affirming comedy show which will inspire children to feel confident that they can do something on their own terms to help in the fight against climate change.  

‘I should have given him six stars - just too brilliant' The Sunday Herald 

'He pioneered stand up for children... it is still genuinely impressive to see him hold the attention of a theatre full of 6-11 year olds for an hour with nothing but a microphone' The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)

Dir: Mike Mitchell, Stephanie Stine 2023 | 94 mins

Jack Black returns to his role as Po - the world’s most unlikely kung fu master. Enjoy a hilarious, butt-kicking new chapter in this beloved action-comedy series.

Relaxed screenings
All of our screenings of Kung Fu Panda 4 are Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed.

£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

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Paul Zerdin - Puppetman

The America’s Got Talent winner is back with a brand-new comedy show for 2024.

Join Paul and an array of creations including Sam, Albert, Baby, Roger the bodyguard and an urban fox. He takes to the road with a show which promises that ‘when you are not laughing, you will simply be left in awe’ (Three Weeks).

As seen on ITV's Lost Voice Guy’s Christmas Comedy Club, BBC1's Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, ITV'sThe Royal Variety Performance and ITV's Tonight At The London Palladium

'A ventriloquist at the top of his game, Zerdin is in a league of his own… a show so polished it shines' ★★★★★ The Scotsman

'Technically immaculate, it’s what he does with his slick talent that really sets in apart'
The Guardian

'A ventriloquist for the South Park generation' The Stage

'Funny and sharp-tongued' The Observer

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Pottery - Terracotta Wine Cooler

Led by Helen D Evans

This is part of a series of workshops being run by Helen d Evans which is suitable for all abilities.

During the workshop you will use hand building techniques such as slab building and / or coiling to make a Terracotta Wine Cooler.

Cost includes clay, use of materials and x 2 firings.

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Your work will not be glazed as the un-glazed porous terracotta makes it perfect for cooling via evaporation. Soak for 20 mins, empty out the remaining water and place your chilled bottle of wine in the cooler.

Please bring with you: an apron
any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils

The class will run from 11-4pm. A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the workshop.

After the course.
We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work

Sat 1 June
11am - 4pm

£70

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Purple Zeppelin

The Ultimate Rock Tribute Show!

As featured in the BBC TV documentary The Joy of the Guitar Riff, Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin together on the same bill for the very first time!

Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the original bands live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians. In a full on two and a half hour show complete with costume changes for each band, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically the best bits of all time!

Purple Zeppelin are four talented and versatile musicians with decades of playing between them, comprising thousands of sessions and gigs both in the UK and overseas, selling out venues up and down the country. The band are genuine admirers of both Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and with the accent firmly on entertainment, this show promises to be a night not to be missed, complete with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck Guitar and Theremin, and a very special Violin Bow Solo! Come and experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerising show!

Courtyard Theatre
£21

Purple Zeppelin's Website.
@PurpleZeppelin1
@nordenfarm

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Suntou Susso

Multi instrumentalist, Kora Master, producer, composer, teacher and song-writer.

Suntou Susso is a multi-instrumentalist: kora player, percussionist, singer and composer from The Gambia. Born a Griot in the 700-year old tradition of the kora-a harp-lute with 22 strings unique to the Mandinka people. As part of this incredible musical tradition Suntou has a unique societal role as oral historian whilst transmitting and preserving a people's culture through the generations in song, music and poetry.

Suntou's family includes some of the world's most highly respected West African musicians. His musical abilities are outstanding, perhaps unique for his generation. An in-demand and charismatic performer, he attracted attention as soon as he arrived on the UK music scene.

As well as sell-out tours with his full band, Suntou is much in demand for his incredible solo shows which have included The Nest Collective Campfire Club, How the Light Gets In, Greenbelt Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival and Sofar Sounds.

His debut album, Kanèfonyo (Never Give Up) has been a massive hit, clocking up tens of thousands of plays on Spotify and receiving rave reviews.

In The Gambia, Suntou has a huge fan base and has released successful singles and music videos. These continue to receive daily exposure on national TV and radio.

Suntou also runs fun and engaging drumming and kora workshops in schools, colleges and universities to pass his rich culture and knowledge on to the next generation, for example Project African Experience for Black History Month.

‘Suntou Susso’s music brings nothing but good vibes as it combines the rich, traditional sound of his West-African Mandinka culture with Afro funk and soul’ Songlines ★★★★

‘Extraordinary…enjoyable…mesmerised by the shimmering sounds’ The Live Room, Saltaire

Studio
£16

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Kirtan

Led by Janette Moy

Kirtan is the practice of gathering together to chant universal mantras. It is the Yoga of Sound, the repetition of the mantras allows us to experience a meditative state. The mantras help relax the mind and re-energise the body/mind as well as release stress/ worries. It is uplifting and healing.

Anyone can join in, you do not have to be able to sing to chant, each of us has a unique primal sound to express and all our voices blend together into one sound. You can sit on the floor or a chair if you need support, you can also stand, move or lay down if you want.

Please bring a cushion or blanket rolled up to sit on. You might like to bring a shawl or blanket around you (not essential, just cosy). If you require a chair please arrive early to give time to organise this. Bring water to drink.

I look forward to sharing these medicinal mantras with you.

Summer
7 Jun and 14 Aug
6.30pm - 7.30pm

£13 per session

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Rob Tognoni

Rob has opened for the greats - Roy Buchanan, Stevie Ray Vaughan's mentor Lonnie Mack and Joe Walsh from the Eagles. He has also shared stages with Sting, ZZ Top and Bo Diddley.

Rob is originally from Tasmania, Australia and goes under the pseudonym of The Tasmanian Devil.

His style is fiery, energetic, inventive and explosive. His roots are from blues, blues rock and classic rock but also adding many other colours to the palate to give him his sound and uniqueness.

Rob is and energetic and physical performer on stage - not just a musician. Echos of Cream, Hendrix, BB King, AC/DC can be heard woven through his musical fabric.

With 20 albums over the past 22 years to his credit through labels such as Provogue, Dixiefrog, Blues Boulevard coupled with countless, tireless tours.

Rob has represented Australia at the Royal Wedding celebrations of Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark, performed for FIFA World Cup Football in Kaiserslautern, played from maximum security prisons in Australia to Mozart's House in Vienna plus countless other experiences that have honed his skills.

Rob's shows are a true experience not to be missed.

'You have to admire Rob Tognoni's stamina. He is able to sustain a ferocious pace, few could manage it... Perhaps his stamina is the consequence of 30 years conditioning. Perhaps it's natural selection...' Blues In Britain Magazine

Rob Tognoni’s website

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Printing for Collage

Led by Berkshire Printmakers

A relaxing and creative printing and collaging workshop with Berkshire Printmakers.

Be inspired by collage artists Hannah Hoch, Eric Carle or even the surrealists ! Spend an artful day learning to silkscreen print colourful patterns and textures to use in your own collage prints. Berkshire Printmakers will take you through step by step how to silkscreen print using paper stencils. They will then demonstrate how these can incorporated into your own collages.

As well as bringing a kaleidoscope of water based inks, 30 plain and patterned screens, they will have a selection of papers t print on and magazines to incorporate into your own work. Feel free to also bring your own papers, quotations, inspiration and resource pictures to inspire your collage.

Dress for mess

Sat 8 June
11am - 4pm

£80

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Royal Opera House Live: Andrea Chénier

195 minutes (including one interval)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena and Gérard, the man who could destroy him...

Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.

£16

Co-production with China National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing and San Francisco Opera.

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Sea Glass Jewellery Workshop

Led by Fiona Dowling

Join Fiona from Jewellery Moves & learn how to make your own jewellery with pieces of sea glass. At this workshop you will learn how to saw, solder, file, hammer, hand-stamp and finish your own sterling silver ring & pendant. You will leave at the end of the day with either a bangle or a pendant or both if you have time.

About Jewellery Moves:
Taught by Fiona Dowling, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, Jewellery Moves workshops aim to teach traditional craftsmanship, jewellery skills and techniques in small groups with a relaxed atmosphere.

The cost of the silver is not included in the course fees. The approximate cost of these materials is £30/£40 and payable to the tutor on the day (ideally in cash).

Thur 13 Jun
11am - 4pm

£80 (plus materials cost to tutor - details above)

Please make sure that hair is tied back, please wear closed shoes and bring your glasses if you wear them.

Suitable for 18 + years

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Chicago

BCA College proudly presents Chicago the musical!

In their final BCA performance, our Year 2 Performing and Production arts students are joined by Level 3 Year 1 Performing Arts to travel back in time to the roaring nineteen-twenties.

Aspiring chorus girl Roxie Hart and fading vaudeville star Velma Kelly, who both face trial for murder, compete for the services of dodgy lawyer Billy Flynn - who promises to make them celebrities and win at trial.

Courtyard Theatre
£14

BCA Performing Arts website

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The New Radio Ballads - In the Footsteps of Ewan MacColl

Expect to be entertained and enlightened by songs of joy, love, hardship and humour.

A concert of songs and spoken word.

In the 50s and 60s Ewan MacColl along with Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger created the groundbreaking Radio Ballads broadcasts for the BBC Home Service covering a variety of subjects and using an audio documentary format to highlight the experiences of real people weaving the voices of rarely-heard communities with songs written from and about their recorded interviews.

Almost half a century later, in 2006, a new set of Radio Ballads were commissioned by BBC Radio 2 using the same format but this time involving a whole team of stellar musicians, singers and songwriters from the folk/acoustic/roots music scene under the guiding hands and watchful eyes of producer John Leonard and musical director John Tams.

Now three members of that team, Bob Fox, Jez Lowe and Julie Matthews, have put together a selection of songs from the 2006 new Radio Ballads for a concert performance In the Footsteps of Ewan MacColl. All three are consummate engaging performers of meaningful songs and stories and are multi-instrumentalists whose skills have been honed by decades of live touring throughout UK, Europe, Canada, U.S.A, Australia and New Zealand. They have all recorded extensively, worked in collaboration with many of the top folk roots artists and bands as well as having highly successful solo careers and are well loved and respected by audiences and colleagues alike.

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

@nordenfarm

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Suitable for 18+ years

Spring
Sat 6 Apr

Summer
Sat 15 Jun and Sat 17 Aug

11am – 4pm
£34

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Coldplace

Coldplace - The World's Leading Tribute to Coldplay is a stunning live concert performance, celebrating the music of one of the most successful bands of all time.

The only tribute to have worked for Coldplay, this outstanding band leads you through all your favourite Coldplay hits from the last 20+ years including Yellow, Paradise and A Sky Full of Stars, right through to Higher Power and My Universe from their latest album, Music of the Spheres.

This world class show faithfully recreates the magic of Coldplay's record breaking live tours - featuring lasers, confetti, video screen and the Xyloband LED wristbands that have become synonymous with Coldplay concerts, and truly make the audience part of the show.

'Coldplace are pure quality. Thanks for flying the Coldplay flag' Phil Harvey (Coldplay creative director)

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Coldplace website
@nordenfarm

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Force of Nature

Led by Jo Hall.

Wind, Water, Ice and Fire; use pastel, charcoal and other drawing materials to depict the more dynamic aspects of landscape. We’ll explore; trees devastated by fire; rocks eroded by wind or water, or resulting from volcanic activity and also these same forces in action; heaving seas, windblown trees and fire.

Please bring your own materials as detailed below:
Cartridge paper for charcoal studies, pastel paper,
Charcoal, pastels, putty eraser, sandpaper, craft knife, drawing board, clips or tape to attach paper
Table easel or block to tilt your board, spray fixative to be used outside only, paper towel
Optional; any other drawing media; ink, pastel pencil etc.

Tues 18 Jun - 23 Jul
12.30pm - 3.30pm

£126 for a 6 week course

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St John’s Chamber Orchestra – Concert for Midsummer’s Day

Join us for this special concert featuring two of the most popular of all concertos, played by outstanding soloists from the Royal Academy of Music.

Olwen Miles (violin)
Khrystyna Mykhailichenko (piano)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1
Grieg Piano Concerto

Sicilian-born violinist Olwen Miles plays the Bruch, while the Grieg will be performed by Khrystyna Mykkailichenko, a Ukrainian refugee studying with Joanna MacGregor.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | Under 18s Free

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Architecture in the Landscape using Line and Wash

Led by Jo Hall.

Use line and watercolour wash to depict a building in the landscape; this may be a humble croft or a castle. Bring your own reference or use that supplied by the tutor. There will be plenty of time to practice mark making and texturing with various tools/pens before making a more considered drawing and adding colour. Please bring your own materials and equipment as detailed below.

Materials and equipment:
Watercolours, brushes, water pots, palette
Drawing board, table easel or block to tilt your board, tape to attach paper, paper towel
India ink (preferably waterproof when dry), twig, dip pen (bamboo or metal)
Small natural sponge, old toothbrush
Paper; cartridge paper for exercises in mark making, watercolour paper NOT (cold pressed) or HP (hot pressed) surface for final painting
Some paper will be available from the tutor at cost.

Sat 22 Jun
11am - 4pm
£42

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I’m Every Whitney

Kieshia and her fantastic million dollar band bring an incredible tribute to the late, great, Whitney Houston.

Her number one show is shared up and down the country, and brings Whitney’s greatest hits. From I Wanna Dance with Somebody and So Emotional to Greatest Love of All and I Will Always Love You.

Described as a stunning impersonator of the legendary Whitney Houston…Kieshia is up there with the very best!

Join Kieshia for an evening of fun, laughter and nostalgia as I’m Every Whitney takes you on an unmissable ride to remember the Queen of the Divas.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Please note that the start time is 8pm, not 7.30pm as advertised on the promotional flyers.

I'm Every Whitney website
@nordenfarm

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The Vinyl Frontier: Forgotten Classics

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

You know when you're asked if you can remember a song by an act you've never heard of and reply 'No'. Then it's played and your reaction is 'Oh, yes THAT one!'.

That's our definition of a forgotten classic. 10 participants will present their forgotten classic and the audience decides it's favourite.

Studio
£10

Other Vinyl Frontier events this season include:
Sat 25 May: Legend - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Sat 27 Jul: Singles Championship 2024

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Summer Recital Series - Elmore String Quartet

Summer Recital Series (1/4)

In association with the Kirckman Concerts

Puccini I Crisantemi
Mozart Quartet in C, K.465 (Dissonance)
Ravel Quartet in F

We are delighted to welcome this young, acclaimed quartet to Norden Farm. They were formed in 2017 at the Royal Northern College of Music, and have been the recipients of various awards, with performances at major venues throughout the UK.

Their unmissable programme opens with a beautiful movement by Puccini, and closes with one of the most magical and thrilling quartets in the repertoire.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s Free

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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Josh Weller and Bella Hull

Josh Weller

Recently hand picked by Fred Armisen to be his opener, Josh Weller is a failed musician turned comedian, viral content maker, comic book author and podcast host. He was born in England, raised in Malaysia and now lives in London.

As seen on ITV2 Stand Up Sketch Show, Weller’s high energy brand of cleverly self-deprecating stand-up landed him on pro bills after just one year on the circuit. In addition to his live comedy work, Josh has developed a loyal fanbase for his viral musical videos and online content, with views in the millions which includes mockumentaries, sketches, professional trolling, animated stand-up comedy shorts, character work, and more. His 2020 mockumentary The U2 Taken Paradox has had over a million views and angered legions of loyal U2 fans. His musical parody videos also have views in the millions on TikTok and Instagram.

He has written for Spitting Image and Alex Edelman’s BBC Radio 4 show Peer Group. He also wrote the jokes on McFly’s guitar plectrums on their 2022 arena tour. His dark comedy graphic novel Die Already was published by CollegeHumor in 2019. In 2020, he
was included in Twitter’s Valentine’s and Valentine’s Campaign, featured globally on billboards. Josh is also a successful broadcaster and presenter, his Dirty Air Formula 1 podcast with Alfie Brown is fast becoming a success. Prior to comedy Weller was signed with Universal Records as a teenager, he went on to tour the world as both a solo artist and the lead singer of popular punk act The Kenneths. He has performed on the Vans Warped Tour and toured with The Offspring, The Descendents, Anti-Flag and Juliette Lewis, has drummed for Ray Davies at the Royal Variety Performance, released a Christmas single with Paloma Faith and has toured with Mumford & Sons, The Maccabees, and more. Black Flag’s Bill Stevenson produced his records.

Bella Hull
Bella Hull is a London-based stand-up comedian and writer and one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians.

In 2022, Bella brought her debut hour, Babycakes, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and subsequently to London’s Soho Theatre to wide acclaim. She regularly plays to sell-out crowds across the UK and her TV appearances include BBC’s Stand Up for Live Comedy, ITV’s The Stand Up Sketch Show and Comedy Central Live. She also co-hosts the Last Night Ever podcast with Jacob Hawley.

As a writer, Bella is working on a script commission with the BBC and her writing has been featured on BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack, Flux Magazine and she is the advice columnist for Quadra magazine.

Studio
£10

Josh's website
@joshweller
@bellahull
@nordenfarm

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Havisham

A journey into the psyche of Miss Havisham from Great Expectations.

Written and Performed by Award winning actress Heather Alexander.
Direction and Dramaturg by Dominique Gerrard.

If you knew my story, your heart would break too. A cobwebbed tale of heartbreak. This is the story that Dickens left out…

Who was the woman being behind Dickens’ most monstrous female creation? What condemned the hopeful young Miss Havisham to her cruel and fractured fate? Experience her heartbreak as we delve into her childhood trauma and follow her on an intricate journey to a world where she finds herself the leading lady in a drama she can’t comprehend. The gaslighting is subtle, the coercive control slick. Can Miss Havisham escape her twisted karma?

Havisham offers a fresh perspective of Dickens’ greatest work of Gothic characterisation and invites the audience to share poignant moments from her childhood in rural Kent and as a naïve young woman who arrives in London unprepared for the events which gradually consume her.

The story appeals to both fans of Dickens as well as those new to his stories and confronts how the ripples of fate can lead to devastating consequences.

‘Powerful, tense, heart-breaking’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'Gorgeously written and packed with haunting imagery' ★★★★ The Stage

'This is a beautifully crafted piece of theatre, whether you are a fan of Dickens or not. The story stands strong alone' ★★★★★ WEBF

'Heather Alexander expertly mines the horror beneath Dickens’ most Gothic character' ★★★★★ The RECS

'Havisham stands out for its original and skilful narrative craft, as if characters and atmospheres were drawn from the pages of a literary piece, while simultaneously, opening a poignant contemplation on the power of trauma over the psyche and body of its sufferers' ★★★★ Theatre Weekly

‘Intriguing…the story intertwines smoothly…’ ★★★★ Theatre Film and Arts Reviews

‘As ever with Alexander, this is a masterclass in acting’ Fringe Review

Studio
£16 I £14 concessions

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Raíces - Rebeca Ortega

An unmissable evening of live authentic flamenco dance and music from Spain.

Flamenco dancer, Rebeca Ortega will be joined on stage by singers, Natalia Marín and África Granados also from Seville, and Ramón Ruiz Flamenco, a guitarist from Granada / London.

From the deepest roots of flamenco, this theatrically spun dance show tribute to women, is born from the tradition of flamenco culture, shaped by the luminosity of the alegrías, the depth of the taranto, the rhythms of the tangos and bulerías and the jondura of the soleá and the farruca.

On stage the cantaoras intermingle their lyrics representing the voices of the dancer's conscience - one expressing victimisation and melancholy - and the other the power to overcome and courage. In other words, this work shows a path of a woman, looking from the regret of the past, towards the uncertain and hopeful future.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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The Total Who Show

Get ready for two hours of hits and classics by The Who.

Including Won't Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You, Substitute, Can't Explain, The Seeker and I Can See For Miles.

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The Total Who Show's website
@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

Some printed publicity has the incorrect start time - this show starts at 8pm

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Creative Writing: Script Writing (online)

Led by Guy de Ferrer

Do you want to start writing for screen, stage or radio? On this course, you’ll learn how to recognise drama, find the best characters to tell it, break stories down to scenes, create crisp dialogue and be shown the right format for your chosen medium.

Tues 2 Jul - 30 Jul
7pm - 9pm
£100 per 5 week course

Online course

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Roger McGough is Alive and Gigging

Roger will be touring the world this summer with Alive and Gigging tour.

A performance poet like no other, he is bringing his best pieces to the stage for new and old audiences alike. Aged 87, he is a force of nature – and poetry. Is poetry the new rock’n’roll? … it always was!

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Roger McGough's website

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Sukh Ojla - The Aunty Years

Sukh keeps being told that she’s successful. She’s been on telly, had a book published and even been trolled on Twitter. So why does she still feel like a toddler who has lost their Mum in Tesco’s?

Join Sukh as she approaches 40 and figures out middle age, pretending to be a grown up and the joy of a Tupperware set.

Sukh Ojla is a comedian, actor and writer. Her first book Sunny, was released in 2022.

As a comedian, Sukh has performed on many TV shows including, The Big Asian Stand-Up Show (BBC Two), Comedy Guide to Life (Dave), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), Comedy Central Live and features in Sky’s Dating No Filter.

In 2019, Sukh took her debut solo show For Sukh’s Sake to Edinburgh, which received rave reviews including 5 stars from Funny Women. Last year, Sukh returned to her nationwide tour of Life Sukhs to critical acclaim.

Television credits include Feel Good (Channel 4), Bridgerton (Netflix), The End of the Fking World (Channel 4), GameFace (Channel 4), Hospital People (BBC1), Black Mirror (Channel 4) and EastEnders (BBC1).

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Sukh's website
@SukhOjla
@nordenfarm

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Oasiz

Oasiz are one of the UK's most authentic tribute band.

A point proved in 2023 when a short clip of front man Steve performing as Liam went viral on social media with over half a million views. Many fans were convinced the clip was actually of Liam Gallagher himself which led to the story being covered in the national press as well as a high profile TV appearance later that year.

To celebrate 30 years since Oasis burst onto the scene Oasiz are embarking on a 2024 UK tour and this is your chance to see them in top form.

The setlist will contain all the big hitting career spanning anthems that you would associate with a greatest hits tour. One not to miss!

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@nordenfarm

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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Steve Bugeja and Ania Magliano

Steve Bugeja

Steve Bugeja is one of the circuit’s most exciting comedians, writers and performers. Steve co-created and co-wrote the ITV2 sitcom Buffering with Iain Stirling. A second series of the fresh new comedy showcasing Iain and Steve’s brilliantly funny and razor-sharp millennial voices will air in January 2023.

Steve previously hosted the BBC Radio 4 series Economics with Subtitles and has made numerous appearances on TV shows including The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Zoe Ball on Saturday (ITV1). A prolific writer, Steve is the head writer for Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility (ITV2) and was a key member of the writing team for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One). He has contributed material to Mock the Week (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and BBC Radio 4. Making a name for himself internationally, Steve has twice been invited to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, appearing on Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow (ABC1) and on Comedy Up Late (ABC1). Steve won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2013 and has since performed numerous Edinburgh Fringe shows and national tours.

'Bugeja has an eye for original comic detail that’s all his own' The Guardian
'Plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling' The Scotsman
★★★★ Sunday Post
★★★★ One4Review

Ania Magliano
Ania is a comedian based in London. She’s a triple threat (bisexual, Gen Z, bad at cooking). Her sharp, wry writing combined with her warm conversational performance style make her a glittering new talent (the i Paper) of the UK comedy scene.

Her 2023 stand up show, I Can’t Believe You’ve Done This, was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show, and sold out its entire Fringe run before the festival began. It received multiple 4 and 5 star reviews, with the Scotsman calling it a beautifully structured show and Ania a truly original voice with an impressive set of skills. The show was included in British Comedy Guide’s Best Reviewed Edinburgh Fringe Shows 2023 list and was the Number 1 pick in Time Out’s The 11 best comedy shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023.

Her debut hour of comedy, Absolutely No Worries If Not, won Best New Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2022, and sold out entire runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre. An extra date was put on at London’s Leicester Square Theatre for one night only. The Times described it as the sort of elegantly amusing, surprising and inspiring debut hour that you come to the Fringe to see, whilst the Guardian listed it as one of 10 Fringe Shows Not To Miss, saying it ‘will have you crying with laughter.

Ania has appeared on multiple podcasts, including picking what was described by Ed as one of the worst menus ever on Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster. You may have heard her on Radio 5 Live with Elis James and John Robins, Brett Goldstein’s Films to be Buried With, Pappy’s Flatshare, Trusty Hogs, Cuddle Club and The Moon Under Water. She has opened for Ed Gamble, Marc Maron and Catherine Cohen. She has also appeared on ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, Dave’s Get Off My Phone and Dave’s The Comedy Guide to Life.

As a writer Ania regularly works with comedian, journalist and viral sensation Amelia Dimoldenberg on Chicken Shop Date and Amelia’s Cooking Show, featuring guests such as Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX and Louis Theroux. She has written for The Emily Atack Show (ITV2), Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2), Newsjack (BBC R4) and The Now Show (BBC R4). Recently she’s written and created corporate content for major brands such as BeautyPie and PrimeVideoUK. She has written multiple well received columns for the Metro (UK), and also publishes her own newsletter on Substack to hundreds of readers. Ania has a growing social media following, including 25k followers on Twitter, and over 1 million views on Youtube with over 20k subscribers. She’s recently branched out into TikTok, amassing over 1.8 million likes. You may recognise her from one of her previous hair colours.

Studio
£10

Steve's website
@stevebugeja
Ania's website
@aniamagliano
@nordenfarm

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Forever Billy Joel

Selling over 150 million records, Billy Joel is considered one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world, with 33 Top 40 hits and 23 Grammy nominations.

Forever Billy Joel - brought to you by the team behind the critically acclaimed Forever Elton. Covering decades of iconic hits including Uptown Girl, My Life, It’s Still Rock and Roll, Just The Way You Are, Moving Out, Honesty, New York State Of Mind, River Of Dreams, Allentown, Scenes From An Italian Restaurant and Piano Man.

The five-piece multitalented band is led by award winning composer and musician, Phil Mountford, so prepare yourself for an authentic, musically outstanding, live set of so many of Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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A Harbour or Coastal Scene in Line and Wash

Led by Jo Hall.

Use line and watercolour wash to depict a harbour or coastal scene; this may be a harbour, a rocky coastal headland or beach. Bring your own reference or use that supplied by the tutor.

There will be plenty of time to practice mark making and texturing with various tools/pens before making a more considered drawing and adding colour. Please bring your own materials and equipment as detailed below.

Materials and equipment:
Watercolours, brushes, water pots, palette
Drawing board, table easel or block to tilt your board, tape to attach paper, paper towel
India ink (preferably waterproof when dry), twig, dip pen (bamboo or metal).
Small natural sponge, old toothbrush
Paper; cartridge paper for exercises in mark making, watercolour paper NOT (cold pressed) or HP (hot pressed) surface for final painting
Some paper will be available from the tutor at cost

Sat 13 Jul
11am - 4pm
£42

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Simon Evans - Have We Met?

After finally solving the mystery of his existence and true identity in Work of the Devil, Simon finds that he has still not overcome the more daily challenges of remembering what he came upstairs for, who these grown-ups are that live with him (and what they have done with his children?) and how can that footage be from 2009, when he only bought those shoes a few months ago?

In Greek mythology, the Muses were the daughters of Mnemosyne, goddess of memory - though ironically, there is no easy way to remember her name. But Memory was thus clearly regarded by the ancient Greeks as the mother of the arts, wellspring of inspiration, the compost in which imagination takes rooty. Our last defence against tyranny, the consolation of the just and the seat of the soul. Without memory, the illusion of self crumbles. Mine, however, is shot. So where does that leave me?

'A masterclass' ★★★★★ Scotsman

'Outstanding stuff' ★★★★½ Chortle.co.uk

PS What have I forgotten?

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Suitable for ages 14+ years, any ticketholders under 14 years will not be admitted.

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Sergio Marciano's Latin Bridge

A vocal and instrumental Cuban quartet.

Studio
£16

@nordenfarm

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Summer Recital Series - St John’s Ensemble

Summer Recital Series (2/4)

Ron Colyer (violin)
Susan Black (viola)
Paul Cox (cello)
Kate Addis (double bass)
Jay Wilkinson (flute)
Rachel Porter (oboe)
Caroline Owen (clarinet)
Nigel Wilkinson (piano)

Schubert Sonatina in D for violin and piano
Mozart Adagio and Rondo, K.617
Beethoven Trio in B flat for clarinet, cello and piano, Op.11
Schubert Quintet in A (Trout)

Schubert’s great Quintet is one of the happiest and enchanting chamber works ever composed. This delightful summery programme also includes an early Beethoven trio, and Mozart’s final chamber work, originally intended to include glass harmonica.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s Free

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Lost Communications 失絡之聲

Created by electronic musician, An-Ting, and creative technologist, Ian Gallagher, Lost Communications 失絡之聲 is a live audio-visual performance immersing the audience deeply into the light and darkness of nature.

A fundamental property of the natural world is interaction and communication. Every species in an ecosystem contributes to the harmonious symphony that it is a part of. We chose a long time ago to shut ourselves off from this, slowly at first, but with ever increasing speed, we have closed our hearts. We no longer hear the natural music around us. Lost Communications 失絡之聲 is an exploration of art, nature, and technology.

Travelling from the UK, through Mongolia, Sichuan and Hong Kong, Ian and An-Ting have recorded the songs of birds as the musical expression of the environments they found themselves in. What might they tell us if we were able to hear?

Lost Communications 失絡之聲 is co-commissioned by Videotage (Hong Kong) and Treasure Hill Artist Village (Taiwan).

Studio
£16 | £14 conc

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Chance to Dance Stars CIC Annual Showcase 2024

Chance to Dance Stars CIC is your local dance school for young people in the disabled community.

Come along and celebrate our achievements over the last year.

Each class has spent the last year learning a routine or 2 that they wish to show you. Put your hands together and join us for a spectacular show with upbeat music, sparkly costumes and a very proud Teacher and Founder, Victoria Andrews.

Dance Routines Choreographed by Victoria and the help of the students.

Thank you to the amazing volunteer team who has supported this event. All proceeds raised goes to support this event and future Showcases.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Chance to Dance's website

Chance to Dance's Facebook page

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Pottery - Flower Frogs

Led by Helen D Evans

This is part of a series of workshops being run by Helen d Evans which is suitable for all abilities.

During the workshop you will use hand building techniques to make some flower frogs.

Cost includes clay, use of materials and x 2 firings and application of a clear glaze.

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Please bring with you: an apron
any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils

The class will run from 11 -1.30 pm. A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the
workshop.

After the course.
We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work

Sat 20 July
11am - 1.30pm

£45

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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Garrett Millerick and Sara Barron

Garrett Millerick

A phenomenal stand-up comic, Garrett’s breakout television performance was on the hit US late night talk show Conan (TBS).His live show Sunflower became one of the best reviewed and most talked about shows of 2018, both at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and subsequently at London’s Soho Theatre. The show saw packed houses for both runs and regularly added shows to cope with demand.

The show was Time Out London’s No.1 Comedy Pick for February 2019, and saw Garrett
receive a nomination for Breakthrough Act at the 2019 Chortle Awards. Garrett has since followed up the show with Smile and Just Trying to Help. The Times called Smile one of the stand out shows of the year and The British Comedy Guide named it one of the best reviewed shows of the year. All three shows transferred to London before touring the UK and have been recorded by 800 Pound Gorilla Records to stream and purchase internationally.

His new show Just Trying to Help was nominated for best show at the Leicester Comedy Festival and also received critical acclaim at the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, being described as 'a performance of rare force and intensity that overpowers his audience…It’s a travesty that he’s not much better known outside the comedy cognoscenti' ★★★★ Chortle. The show later transferred to the Soho Theatre and is currently touring across the UK. Garrett is currently working on a new sitcom which previously recorded a pilot for Audible produced by Hat Trick Productions and starring Jack Dee and Meera Syal. He previously created and co hosted hit podcast Laughable with Jayde Adams and Red Richardson which was picked by the Guardian as one of the funniest podcasts to listen to during the pandemic.

Sara Barron
Sara Barron is one of the fastest-rising comedians of her generation. Since her 2018 debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, she’s starred on shows including Live at the Apollo (BBC), Would I Lie to You? (BBC) and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC).

A powerhouse live act, Sara has taken 3 critically acclaimed stand-up hours, For Worse (2018), Enemies Closer (2019), and Hard Feelings (2022) to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and had multiple runs in London’s Soho Theatre. Her shows have received rave reviews from publications including The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Evening Standard and The Scotsman, and she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Sara’s further television credits include 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), Hypothetical (Dave), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC), Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (DAVE), Roast Battle (Comedy Central) and Hello, America (Quibi). On radio, her credits include appearances on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and Woman’s Hour on Radio 4.

Sara also co-created and co-hosts the hit Succession recap podcast Firecrotch and Normcore which has previously featured guests including Jesse Armstrong, elf Esteem, Chris Addison and Lorraine Kelly, as well as The Traitors recap podcast, Laters, Traitors!
As a writer, Sara has published two essay collections, People are Unappealing and The Harm in Asking. Her writing has also featured in Vanity Fair and on This American Life.

Studio
£10

Garrett's website
@garrettmillerick
@sarabarron
@nordenfarm

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Voodoo Room

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Cream.

Paying tribute to these legends of rock are Voodoo Room. A stunning power trio featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians who perform an incredible show in the true spirit of these legendary superstars. No wigs, no gimmicks - simply great music played by great musicians! Featuring classics such as Hey Joe, Sunshine Of Your Love, Purple Haze and Layla.

Members of Voodoo Room have recorded and toured with Stevie Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder and many other high profile artists. With standing ovations the norm, the word on the street is Voodoo Room are not to be missed!

‘STUNNING!’ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Voodoo Room's Website.
@VoodooRoom1s
@nordenfarm

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The Vinyl Frontier: Singles Championship 2024

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Eight challengers play off into find out who will be 2024's Singles Champion. The audience decides the result of each duel to see who progresses.

A regular sold out event, so please book early!

Studio
£10

Other Vinyl Frontier events this season include:
Sat 25 May: Legend - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Sat 22 Jun: Forgotten Classics

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Circus Week

Led by And Circus.

A week of incredible circus skills and performing. Learn to walk on stilts, ride a unicycle, walk the tightrope and perform on a trapeze!

Suitable for ages 7 - 13 years.

Tues 30 Jul - Fri 2 Aug | 10am - 4pm

£200 | £180 Advantage Card holders (enter 'ADVANTAGE' when asked to enter a promotion code and then type your Advantage Card number when prompted)

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Come and Sing - The Musicals

Led by Tabitha Beaven

Come and sing at Norden Farm this summer. Experience for yourself how good it feels to open your mouth, smile and sing in harmony with others.

Each Tuesday evening two-hour session has a different theme and will include a fun, inhibition eliminating warm up, an element of vocal technique and learning at least one, two- or three-part, song from the chosen genre.

Whether your regular choir is taking a break over the summer, or you’ve always wanted to experience singing in a group, ALL are welcome. A totally inclusive singing session, come with friends, or come by yourself and make new friends!

Choose your favourite theme, or even better, come to all three.

Come and Sing the Musicals! – Tuesday 30 July
Release your inner show star and have a blast singing brilliant musical theatre hits. Embrace the passion, drama and adventure of the West End and whatever we create, we can always give ourselves a standing ovation!

Come and Sing Country – Wednesday 7 August
Country music has become increasing popular capturing hearts and minds through relatable songs and stories. Grab your cowboy hats (optional!) and learn how to add that powerful country twang to your vocal. Leave with a song in your heart and smile on your face.

Come and Sing ABBA – Tuesday 13 August
Whether you’re a Dancing Queen or a Super Trouper, there’s a lot to love in ABBA’s infectious melodies, catchy choruses and disco beats. By the end of the session I’m sure we’ll be saying ‘Thank you for the Music’ ABBA!

About Tabitha
Tabitha loves to sing and is passionate about the power of singing for all. Tabitha founded Maidenhead’s Tuneless Choir in 2016 and also leads ‘Virtually Tuneless’, an online singing option for people who can’t get to an in-person choir but want to reap the benefits of singing.

A multi-instrumentalist Tabitha has been a member of local Funk & Soul band, Funkin’ Souled Out, she delivers corporate business skills workshops through the medium of the ukulele and enjoys writing and arranging vocal arrangements. Her style has been described as warm and vibrant with intoxicating enthusiasm.

£15 per session

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Harry Baker: Wonderful

After a sellout Edinburgh Fringe Run and subsequent 40-date UK Tour, World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker is back with a brand-new show celebrating the wonder that is being alive.

Featuring brand new poems about death, postcodes and his favourite German wheat bear Schöfferhofer, The maths-loving, TED-talking, German-speaking, battle-rapping, happy-crying, self-bio-writing unashamed human brings his signature playfulness and poignancy that has made him a fan favourite and reached millions of people all over the world.

'Harry Baker’s intricate, quick-fire rhymes have always been on the impressive side of mind-blowing' The Scotsman
'Spectacularly Witty' ★★★★★ Whatsonstage
'Blistering wordplay' ★★★★★ Threeweeks
'Not one syllable out of place' ★★★★★ The Wee Review
'The Spell Over The Audience Is Tangible' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
'Simply put... The greatest performer on earth' ★★★★★ BBC Radio 1

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Harry's website
@harrybakerpoet
@nordenfarm

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Flash - A Tribute to Queen

Flash – Hit after hit, anthem after anthem, guaranteed to blow your mind, as quoted by the BBC ‘as close as it gets’.

Flash - A Tribute to Queen, established in 2001 brought together the finest musicians from several Queen Tribute shows to form a ‘best of the best’ live tribute to the musical legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Every member of the group has been creatively and technically inspired by Queen, each using replica equipment, adding that extra sound characteristic and obvious visual treat to the decerning fan, they take great satisfaction and pride in producing a show that performed in authentic costumes, brings back all the magic that made every Queen concert so very special.

Entering their 52nd year, Queen amassed a huge back catalogue of hit records and it’s been hard work trying to construct a show that captures their creative history in such a small amount of stage time - but the band guarantee the show to be a non-stop jukebox of the very best of Queen, hit after hit, anthem after anthem, with audience participation at a high from the very start.

Courtyard Theatre
£22

Flash's website
@Flashtribute
@nordenfarm

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Paint a Market Scene in Line and Wash

Led by Jo Hall.

This may focus on the produce being sold or show the bustle of people in a busy market place. Starting by exploring mark making with various pens and tools we’ll go on to compose a colourful market scene where colour freely applied brings life to the drawing.

Reference will be supplied or bring your own of a market you know. Please bring your own materials and equipment as detailed below.

Materials and equipment:
Watercolours, brushes, water pots, palette
Drawing board, table easel or block to tilt your board, tape to attach paper, paper towel
India ink (preferably waterproof when dry), twig, dip pen (bamboo or metal).
Small natural sponge, old toothbrush
Paper; cartridge paper for exercises in mark making, watercolour paper NOT (cold pressed) or HP (hot pressed) surface for final painting
Some paper will be available from the tutor at cost

Sat 3 Aug
11am - 4pm
£42

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Art Week

Led by Art Adventure

Join Lucy for an art adventure this summer holiday, create something spectacular in these hands on, messy workshops! 

For ages 8 - 11 years

Tues 6 - Fri 9 Aug
11am - 4pm
£160 | £145 Advantage Card Holders

Advantage Card holders (enter 'ADVANTAGE' when asked to enter a promotion code and then type your Advantage Card number into the relevant account information field)

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Come and Sing - Country

Led by Tabitha Beaven

Come and sing at Norden Farm this summer. Experience for yourself how good it feels to open your mouth, smile and sing in harmony with others.

Each Tuesday evening two-hour session has a different theme and will include a fun, inhibition eliminating warm up, an element of vocal technique and learning at least one, two- or three-part, song from the chosen genre.

Whether your regular choir is taking a break over the summer, or you’ve always wanted to experience singing in a group, ALL are welcome. A totally inclusive singing session, come with friends, or come by yourself and make new friends!

Choose your favourite theme, or even better, come to all three.

Come and Sing the Musicals! – Tuesday 30 July
Release your inner show star and have a blast singing brilliant musical theatre hits. Embrace the passion, drama and adventure of the West End and whatever we create, we can always give ourselves a standing ovation!

Come and Sing Country – Wednesday 7 August
Country music has become increasing popular capturing hearts and minds through relatable songs and stories. Grab your cowboy hats (optional!) and learn how to add that powerful country twang to your vocal. Leave with a song in your heart and smile on your face.

Come and Sing ABBA – Tuesday 13 August
Whether you’re a Dancing Queen or a Super Trouper, there’s a lot to love in ABBA’s infectious melodies, catchy choruses and disco beats. By the end of the session I’m sure we’ll be saying ‘Thank you for the Music’ ABBA!

About Tabitha
Tabitha loves to sing and is passionate about the power of singing for all. Tabitha founded Maidenhead’s Tuneless Choir in 2016 and also leads ‘Virtually Tuneless’, an online singing option for people who can’t get to an in-person choir but want to reap the benefits of singing.

A multi-instrumentalist Tabitha has been a member of local Funk & Soul band, Funkin’ Souled Out, she delivers corporate business skills workshops through the medium of the ukulele and enjoys writing and arranging vocal arrangements. Her style has been described as warm and vibrant with intoxicating enthusiasm.

£15 per session

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Jack and the Beans Talk

Presented by Garlic Theatre.

A fresh and funny retelling of the traditional story and an ideal gentle introduction to theatre.

Was it a dream or did I hear a talking bean?
Jack lives on a small farm with his mum and very little to eat. He likes to talk to the birds, his cow and anyone who will listen.
Imagine his surprise when he swops his cow for some magic beans and starts to hear a whispering in the breeze and a giant rumble in the sky...

Charming and inventive with plenty of interaction, an enormous beanstalk, bags of gold and a smelly old giant.

Jack and the Beans Talk is a cautionary tale about what might happen if you throw things out of the window!

From Garlic Theatre who brought you the amazing Oldilocks and the Three Bears.

Age guidance 3 - 8 years.

Run time 50 mins.

Studio
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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The Ultimate Swift & Styles Tribute Experience

Get ready for a show like no other with The Ultimate SWIFT & STYLES Tribute Experience!

Prepare for an unforgettable evening dedicated to and based around the music of pop icons Taylor Swift and Harry Styles!

This is not your average tribute night – it's a fully immersive experience that goes beyond a live performance.

We will make your 'Wildest Dreams' come true as we give you:

Live Tribute Acts
Witness incredible live tribute performances that will transport you into the world of Taylor Swift and Harry Styles. Feel the magic as our talented acts bring their iconic songs to life, making you feel like you're at a real concert.

DJ and Host
It's non-stop Taylor and Harry from start to finish (and a little touch of One Direction, of course) with our DJ and host! Expect to hear all the anthems, extended songs, artist's versions, special album tracks and couple of cheeky mashups.

Lip Sync Battles – Will YOU be the Chosen Ones?
Think you've got what it takes to rock the stage? Step up and compete in our Lip Sync Battles with your bestie for a chance to show off your Taylor or Harry moves and win some amazing prizes!

Audience Props and Giveaways
Get ready to be part of the action with our fun audience props and exciting giveaways throughout the night!

Dress Up and Win
Dress to impress in your best Taylor or Harry outfit and stand a chance to win a fabulous prize for your stunning look. Its time to show off your creativity and passion for these iconic artists!

So Swifties and Stylers, it's time to stop 'Daydreaming' and join other like-minded fans for an interactive night of fun that promises to be unlike any other live Taylor and Harry experience you've ever had!

We can't wait to 'Meet you in the Hallway' beforehand and welcome you into our special world of unforgettable fun. Are you... Ready For It?

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | £18 Under 16s
Family and friends (4 people) £72

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Notan - The Expanding Square

Led by Berkshire Printmakers

Notan is a Japanese art term that literally means "light, dark harmony". Artists use "Notan" to explore the play and placement of light and dark elements as they are positioned next to each other in creative compositions.

This fun, creative workshop explores silkscreen printing using Notan compositional techniques. Berkshire Printmakers will take you through step by step how to print simple paper cut stencils using plain screens and monochrome inks to explore light and dark compositional elements. In the workshop we will explore expanding the Notan square, using symmetry and a-symmetry to "break out" of the rigid shape. We will print both the positive and negative images to create patterns worthy of Escher.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some screen printing, all paper, water based inks and our huge library of plain and patterned screens are provided.

Dress for mess.

Sat 10 Aug
11am - 4pm

£80

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The JJ Cale Story

The JJ Cale Story is performed by five piece band JJ’s Escondidos.

They play his classic hits Magnolia, After Midnight, Cocaine and many more which established his reputation as the master of laid back rhythm and blues. They also feature songs from his collaboration album with Eric Clapton, Road to Escondido.

Having recently played to sell out shows at the Watford Fringe Festival and the Henderson Hub JJ’s Escondidos are thrilled to be making their debut at Norden Farm.

Studio
£16

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Theatre Week

Led by Sideways Drama

Make a Play in 4 Days!

Come along and dive into the world of theatre, writing, directing and star in a brand new play

Suitable for ages 8 - 14 years.

Tues 13 - Fri 16 Aug | 10am - 4pm
£160 | £145 Advantage Card holders

Advantage Card holders (enter 'ADVANTAGE' when asked to enter a promotion code and then type your Advantage Card number into the relevant account information field)

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Come and Sing - ABBA

Led by Tabitha Beaven

Come and sing at Norden Farm this summer. Experience for yourself how good it feels to open your mouth, smile and sing in harmony with others.

Each Tuesday evening two-hour session has a different theme and will include a fun, inhibition eliminating warm up, an element of vocal technique and learning at least one, two- or three-part, song from the chosen genre.

Whether your regular choir is taking a break over the summer, or you’ve always wanted to experience singing in a group, ALL are welcome. A totally inclusive singing session, come with friends, or come by yourself and make new friends!

Choose your favourite theme, or even better, come to all three.

Come and Sing the Musicals! – Tuesday 30 July
Release your inner show star and have a blast singing brilliant musical theatre hits. Embrace the passion, drama and adventure of the West End and whatever we create, we can always give ourselves a standing ovation!

Come and Sing Country – Wednesday 7 August
Country music has become increasing popular capturing hearts and minds through relatable songs and stories. Grab your cowboy hats (optional!) and learn how to add that powerful country twang to your vocal. Leave with a song in your heart and smile on your face.

Come and Sing ABBA – Tuesday 13 August
Whether you’re a Dancing Queen or a Super Trouper, there’s a lot to love in ABBA’s infectious melodies, catchy choruses and disco beats. By the end of the session I’m sure we’ll be saying ‘Thank you for the Music’ ABBA!

About Tabitha
Tabitha loves to sing and is passionate about the power of singing for all. Tabitha founded Maidenhead’s Tuneless Choir in 2016 and also leads ‘Virtually Tuneless’, an online singing option for people who can’t get to an in-person choir but want to reap the benefits of singing.

A multi-instrumentalist Tabitha has been a member of local Funk & Soul band, Funkin’ Souled Out, she delivers corporate business skills workshops through the medium of the ukulele and enjoys writing and arranging vocal arrangements. Her style has been described as warm and vibrant with intoxicating enthusiasm.

£15 per session

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Summer Recital Series - Diana Cooper (piano)

Summer Recital Series (3/4)

In association with the Kirckman Concerts.

Mozart Sonata in C, K.330
Chopin 4 Mazurkas, Op.30; Bolero, Op.19;
6 Preludes; Scherzo No.1; Ballade No.2
Ravel Oiseaux tristes; Alborado del gracioso (Miroirs)

The French-born pianist Diana Cooper studied in Paris and in London at the Royal College of Music. She is a laureate of many international competitions, and is particularly noted for her Chopin playing. Chopin is the focus for this recital with a sequence of famous works, framed by a Mozart sonata and some dazzling Ravel.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s Free

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The Alter Eagles

The Alter Eagles are delighted to be coming back to Norden Farm for a very special show.

Featuring their friends the Spectre String Quartet.

The addition of a string quartet allows the band to perform faithful renditions of some of the Eagles most memorable ballads like Wasted Time, and The Last Resort - along with powerful solo numbers like New York Minute.

They've also re-worked some Eagles' classics to incorporate a string section as a way of celebrating their 21st year of touring. Since their debut gig in 2003, the Alter Eagles have established themselves as one of the country's top tribute acts, headlining at theatres all over the country, playing a mix of old and new Eagles' songs.

Expect all the classics - including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin' Eyes and Life In The Fast Lane - as well as Henley, Frey and Walsh solo numbers like Boys of Summer, The Heat is On and Rocky Mountain Way, along with some deep cuts and plenty of sweet country harmonies and rocking twin guitars.

The band members are Steve McCormack (vocals, guitars), Alan Tomkins (keyboards, guitars, vocals), Rob Beattie (bass, acoustic guitar, vocals), Mike Bradley (guitars, vocals) and Ollie Green (drums and percussion).

The Spectre String Quartet are Caroline Stead, Dalma Gebe, Annie Pullar and Jenny Maslin.

'World class' Lemonrock Gig Guide

'Pitch perfect harmonies' Brighton Evening Argus

'A joy to watch' East Anglian Daily Times

'One of the best tribute bands I can remember seeing' Windsor Observer

'The Alter Eagles brought more than a little American West Coast harmony to a warm English West Coast St Ives - they were perfect' St Ives Times and Echo

Courtyard Theatre
£22

The Alter Eagles website

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No Jacket Required

Against All Odds - The 21st Anniversary Tour

Join the UK’s leading Phil Collins tribute as they return on their 21st Anniversary UK Tour. Celebrating 40 years since the release of the classic ballad Against All Odds, this show features Phil’s many hits from different film scores, including songs from Buster, Tarzan and Brother Bear – alongside chart-topping songs from his solo career and his time with Genesis.

Expect to be transported back to the 1980s to relive those hit-packed concerts in a spectacular two hour show, by this acclaimed 11 piece band making its 8th appearance at Norden Farm!

From Sussudio to Another Day In Paradise, Invisible Touch to the iconic In The Air Tonight – there’s something for everyone.

'Awesome, as always'
'You lifted my spirits'
'Absolutely brilliant night!'

A No Jacket Required show is not to be missed and always sells out quickly – book early!

Courtyard Theatre
£24

No Jacket Required website
@pctribute
@nordenfarm

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Summer Recital Series - St John’s Ensemble with Poppy Shotts (soprano)

Summer Recital Series (4/4)

Ron Colyer and Rachel Colbourne (violins)
Susan Black (viola)
Paul Cox (cello)
Nigel Wilkinson (piano)

Mozart Piano Trio in C, K.548
Dvorak 3 Songs
Dvorak Sonatina in G for violin and piano
Schumann 3 Songs
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat

The summer recital series ends with Schumann’s great Quintet, full of heart-warming melodies. Soprano Poppy Shotts makes a welcome return to the Norden Farm with songs to complement the main works.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s Free

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Travis Jay - Travisty

The comedian brings his brand new show on his debut tour.

It follows his sell-out show at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, his run at Soho Theatre and a critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut in 2019.

Travis Jay is a seasoned performer and this show guarantees to be hilarious! Expect belly laughs!

Going from strength to strength, Travis has had a busy few years writing for the BritBox revival of the classic hit show Spitting Image, with recent TV appearances including Channel 4's Black, British and Funny, ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show, Dave's Late Night Mash, Comedy Central's Drunk History and Channel 4's The Artists.

He is the creator and co-presenter of the popular weekly boxing podcast Undefeated, with fellow comedian KG tha Comedian. Travis was nominated for The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2016.

Travis has supported Dave Chappelle on his Sticks & Stones London tour and Britain's Got Talent Golden Buzzer winner Kojo Anim on his nationwide Taxi tour. He has also performed alongside Katherine Ryan, Jon Richardson, Rob Delaney and Russell Howard.

In 2018 Travis was filmed while performing alongside Dave Chappelle as part of the production Dave Chappelle and Friends directed by Stan Lathan, with the year before closing the year out performing to a sold out crowd at the famous West End Palladium Theatre as part of the U Got Jokes comedy show, with his performance receiving particularly high acclaim.

'Travis Jay shows he is a polished performer with the wit and charm to say important things to the masses without them even noticing' Nooruddean Choudry, JOE

'A triumph of attitude… energetically entertaining' Steve Bennett, Chortle

'He’s amazing' Dave Chappelle

'A confident and engaging performer… plenty of laughs throughout… a fresh and funny perspective that anyone in the audience would be enlightened by' Ross Crae, Sunday Post

'Confident, competent and clear on his comedic voice' Elliot Gonzalez, iTalk Telly

'very funny' Jay Richardson, The Scotsman

'Impeccable impressions… extremely likeable and hilarious' Callum Wilson, Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

'Laidback yet cleverly astute… Travis Jay’s finely-tuned set displays his versatile comedic chops, with the warm delivery of an old friend' Aisha Josiah, Fringebiscuit

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Joni Reimagined

An homage to the songs of Joni Mitchell.

We are delighted to see the return of this homage to the songs of Joni Mitchell by an ensemble of world class singers and musicians with CV's to match! Following a sell-out run of two shows in the main room at Ronnie Scotts, a show at Norden Farm and other prestigious venues internationally.

Great songs are made for re-interpretation by great artists and each of these artists and musicians bring something of themselves in this show for a reimagining of favourites from Joni Mitchell‘s peerless song catalogue, featuring such songs as 'Woodstock', 'Big Yellow Taxi', 'A Case Of You', 'The River' and many more.

Ring-mastered by bandleader, arranger and bassist Stefan Redtenbacher, the project features a world class band of international musicians who have played with the likes of Bowie, Elton and Herbie Hancock, REDTENBACHER’S FUNKESTRA, a multi-million streaming band in their own right.

Both the shows and the CD feature elite vocalists who are both artists in their own right and who also share deep love for Joni’s music; vocalists such a Mim Grey (McCartney, Tom Jones, Dave Stewart), multi-million streaming, Radio 2 play-listed Jo Harman (who has duetted with Michael McDonald and Lamont Dozier) and highly regarded 'emerging artist' award nominee, Jana Varga.

Even the official Joni Mitchell website is on record as reporting ‘This collection of interpretations is REALLY good folks, and well worth a listen.’

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Joni Reimagined's website
@RBFunkestra
@nordenfarm

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Lucy Porter - No Regrets!

The irrepressible Lucy Porter bounces back into action with a show all about regrets.

Frank Sinatra had too few to mention, but Lucy’s got hundreds, and she’s prepared to go into graphic detail about all of them. Disastrous dates, professional calamities, ruined friendships and parenting fails. Lucy describes all the mistakes she’s made, works out why they happened, and ponders how her life would have turned out if she’d acted differently.

Lucy looks at the things we might all collectively regret - not sticking to the work-life balance we strove for during lockdown, not realising that clapping for the NHS wouldn’t be enough to save it, allowing people we thought were quite fun on TV to become politicians.

How does regret tie in with guilt and shame? As a middle-aged, middle-class, left-leaning ex-Catholic, guilt is one of Lucy’s top five hobbies (along with going to the garden centre, doing jigsaws, making bread and watching subtitled foreign dramas on Netflix. She’s also ashamed of all these hobbies.)

It’s not all negative though. If you regret something, you can use it to change your ways: see the thing you regret as your rock bottom, and let it spur you on to become a better person. Lucy looks at how she can use shameful or annoying things from her past to change her future.

Lucy regrets volunteering at the school fete when her kids were younger, because now she’s committed to being the Hook a Duck Lady twice a year for the rest of her life. Maybe she could learn to say No a bit more?

'Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes... Genuinely delightful' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'A treat from start to finish' ★★★★★ The Herald

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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The Amy Winehouse Experience Tour

From the creators of Lioness, The Amy Winehouse Experience provide an authentic tribute to the precocious talent featuring Caroline Lowe as Amy Winehouse plus a full backing band to recreate the authentic sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop. With a full stage show showcasing the talent of this songstress will take you on a journey through the emotional roller coaster of her song writing, guaranteed to have you singing and dancing along throughout the performance.

The band are made up of hand-picked experienced musicians, carefully selected to maintain the accuracy to the original performances of the UK’s brightest star that so tragically burned out in 2011. The crafted show focuses on the vocal talent and soul of Amy, unhindered by the dark side to her addictions to alcohol and substances. The Amy Winehouse Experience provide, without doubt, the most authentic recreation of Amy Winehouse, designed to entertain and deliver the experience of Amy at her very best.

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Schalk Bezuidenhout - Keeping Up

Newly married, Schalk feels older, wiser and much more mature (possibly), but all he wants is to stay "hip with the youth". Can he do it? Can he Keep Up?

As seen on Netflix and Comedy Central and fresh from supporting Trevor Noah on his arena tour.

'Fast-rising talent' Guardian

'Definitely one to watch' Evening Standard

'His joke telling is superb... pure and simple stand up, expertly performed' Chortle

Suitable for ages 15+ years.

Studio
£15

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Baga Chipz: Material Girl - The ‘Much Betta!’ Tour 2024

Join Baga Chipz MBE; actress, singer-songwriter, comedian, ex-Page 3 Model, Ladies Darts Champion, professional shoplifter and MILF, as she embarks on a nationwide theatre tour coming to a town near you!

Due to the success of last year's tour, the Rupaul Drag Race UK star is coming back bigger, MUCH BETTA and very, very harsh!

Expect hilarious outrageous crass blue comedy, live vocals, dazzling costumes, drunken antics and the tale of a single mum from the Black Country who became one of the nation's best loved stars.

Hosted by the fabulous gender bender Mutha Tucka, this is one show not to be missed! Expect various adult themes so don’t bring ya bloody kids!

Age guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£25 Standard | £37.50 Including Meet and Greet

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The George Harrison Project

A live music celebration of George Harrison’s best-loved hits from his early Beatles songs, his solo career and The Traveling Wilburys.

Featuring My Sweet Lord, Got My Mind Set On You, Give Me Love, What Is Life, Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Here Comes The Sun, Handle With Care, All Things Must Pass, Blow Away, Cheer Down and many more!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The George Harrison Project website
@nordenfarm

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The Scummy Mummies: Greatest Hits

Join Ellie and Helen as they celebrate ten years of scumminess! For a decade now, the Scummy Mummies have been touring their hit comedy show to sold-out audiences around the country.

Now they’re bringing all their most-loved songs, sketches and stand-up together for a night that will make you laugh till you wee. Guaranteed to make you feel normal about your parenting skills, or very smug about being child-free. Bring your gin-in-a-tin, pop a panty liner in and let’s party!

'Highly recommended! 5 stars' One4Review

'Very funny' The Guardian

'Hilarious' Broadway Baby

Courtyard Theatre
£25

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Sarah Keyworth - My Eyes Are Up Here

A brand new, joyous show about family, acceptance and a pair of big (well, not super big) losses.

It’s been a big year for Keys (aka Sarah Keyworth). Sure, they turned thirty, got diagnosed with ADHD and had top surgery, but perhaps the biggest adjustment is to the revelation that maybe their mum was right all along? Not about everything obviously, but they must concede that on teen drinking and being 'forced' to go on holiday, Keyworth Sr probably had some solid points.

On their choice to have surgery, Keys feels lucky in a lot of ways, especially when it comes to the people they have around them. That said, it was a long road and there’s still conversations to be had about their gender identity and what this means in a world that seems increasingly hard on gender non-conforming people.

But as Sarah goes home for the first time post-surgery, to celebrate their mum’s own milestone birthday, it’s the conversations with their nearest and dearest that have them reflecting on their year and asking some big questions.

What does acceptance look like? From whom does it matter? Is it OK to dance around your family kitchen with your new nipples out?

'Achingly funny’ ★★★★★ The Herald
‘Gales of laughter’ ★★★★ The Guardian
'Utterly engaging' ★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Will steal your heart away’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘A comic who’s here for keeps’ ★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Sarah's website
@nordenfarm

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Russell Hicks - Happy To Be Here

Russell Hicks heads out on his first tour, but not his first rodeo. (Warning: This is a stand up show. NOT a rodeo.)

Russell Hicks is here to stay and he really is happy to be here.
So, why don’t British People believe him?

Hot off the back of a starring role in an Amazon Prime show that nobody watched, and was cancelled immediately, American Stand Up comedian Russell Hicks, lives in the UK where he allegedly performs stand-up comedy. Naturally, his parents still think he makes his money through some kind of illegal activity, so buy some tickets and help prove his legitimacy!

You may have heard Russell as the voice of Sky Comedy, seen him entertain studio audiences at ‘Have I Got News for You’ or caught him opening for the likes of Al Murray or ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winner Axel Blake. He’s performed up and down this country, picking up three Leicester Festival nominations along the way. He’s even been officially declared a Global Talent by Arts Council England.

Known for his improvised performances, Russell has amassed millions of views online and gained a devoted following of fans who’ve come to know that no two shows will be the same. Considered one of the best improvisers in the country, Russell has appeared on some of the UK’s biggest networks. He has starred in several episodes of ITV’s ‘Stand Up Sketch Show’ and won the Channel 4 competition series ‘Captive Audience’ with his fully improvised comedy, and starred in Prime Video series ‘Lovestruck High’ narrated by Lindsay Lohan as the loveable Texan Coach Hughes.

Studio
£16

Russell's website

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Ian Stone is Keeping It Together

Ian Stone is a 'A masterful exponent of self-mocking Jewish humour' according to The Times, he’s been ranked 'one of the top ten comedians in the UK' by the The Independent and The Guardian said that he’s 'Seriously funny'.

His show at the 2023 Edinburgh fringe Ian Stone will Make it Better played to packed houses and won a Spirit of The Fringe award.

His new show is called Ian Stone is Keeping it Together. In spite of everything. What does it matter that he has all his own hair and teeth and keeps a tight control over his between meal snacking when the Tories are still in power, there’s war in the middle east and Donald Trump could be allowed back (back!!) into the White House? How can there be such terrible pain and suffering in the world even though Ian always rates his WhatsApp call, package delivery and parking experience? And what happens to all the pens he buys? These and other questions will get the answers they deserve.

Ian is a hugely experienced broadcaster, podcaster, writer and a brilliantly funny comedian. He performs at all the major comedy venues/festivals in the UK and around the world. He’s recently begun posting reels on Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and X and very quickly built up a following of over seventy thousand. His reels have had millions of hits.

When he’s not doing stand up comedy, Ian presents a football chat show on TNTSport. Guests have included Alan Davies and Omid Djalili as well as football legends Lee Dixon and Rob Lee.

He hosts the Handbrake Off Arsenal podcast for The Athletic. They recently did their first live show at a sold out Leicester Square theatre.

He wrote To Be Someone, a book about growing up as a teenager and loving The Jam. It’s had over five hundred four and five star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Paul Weller gave him a quote for the front cover.

For five years, he co-hosted the award winning Rock N Roll Football on Absolute Radio with Ian Wright.

Studio
£16

Ian's website
@iandstone
@nordenfarm

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Oysterband - A Long Long Goodbye

From their earliest days as a noisy, politicised ceilidh band in the late Seventies, Oysterband have never stopped evolving or providing soundtrack to the changing times.

The Oyster Ceilidh Band (as they were known then), were a band on a simple mission to get dancefloors bouncing. But with a chemistry between its members and music that made a profound connection with its audiences, greater things soon beckoned as the times became more complicated.

Emerging in the early 80s from their ceilidh band days they infused both the traditional and their own songs with a passion and energy that was electrifyingly fresh for the time.

Oysterband have been a constant and uplifting presence in music throughout the decades and have ratcheted-up dozens of studio releases throughout their career.

Their collaboration with June Tabor in 1990 produced the cult favourite album Freedom & Rain, and it was renewed 21 years later for ‘Ragged Kingdom’, one of the best-selling folk-rock albums of the new millennium.

Winners of several BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including Best Band twice, Oysterband’s song-writing has never stood still, and hits such as The Oxford Girl, When I’m Up I Can’t Get Down (Best Song at the Canadian East Coast Music Awards, performed by Great Big Sea), Everywhere I Go and Put Out The Lights are now renowned staples of the folk canon.

The creative heart of Oysterband is still here after 45 years: John Jones (vocals, melodeon), Alan Prosser (guitars) and Ian Telfer (violin), with Al Scott, their longtime producer, on bass, Adrian Oxaal (cello and guitar) and newest member Sean Randle on drums.

They’ve travelled the world but they still play with the fire of that dance band back in Kent.

Courtyard Theatre
£27

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Omid Djalili - Namaste

The Persian Comedy Powerhouse performs his critically acclaimed new show.

Omid peacefully bows to his inner anger and unleashes a torrent of comedic vitriol upon the current state of this dangerously messed up planet.

No government gets a green card. No tyrant avoids a take down. No audience member leaves the theatre with an ounce of laughter left in them.

You have been warned.

'So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it stand-up barely does it justice' Michael Levin, Huffington Post

With support from Boothby Graffoe.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£28

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The Ed Sheeran Songbook

For one night only the incredible Jack Bowater presents an amazing night of Ed Sheeran magic!

Jack is totally interactive with his audience. He uses the Ed Sheeran limited edition guitar and his now world famous loop pedal. Jack builds, produces and performs, with unerring accuracy, the hits that have placed Ed Sheeran as one of the most relevant songwriters of our time.

Jack takes us through Ed's back catalogue from his humble beginnings to superstar status. Expect songs like Bad Habits, Shape Of You, Thinking Out Loud, Sing and Perfect, plus a busking session mash-up with audience participation.

After the show join Jack at the bar for general Ed Sheeran craic and a photo op, to make the perfect night!

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@edsheeransongbook
@nordenfarm

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The Upbeat Beatles

The Upbeat Beatles are second to none -powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship.

The guys have an easy, happy rapport with any crowd, giving them a reputation to be envied as the best in the business. There isn’t a band to touch them - 8 bars of Twist and Shout and you will know why! No other band can perform this song like The Upbeat Beatles!

The show takes you through the Fab Four’s long and winding road from the early Cavern days through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road, with narrative and full multi-media presentation. If you love The Beatles you’ll love this show, and if you don’t love The Beatles you’ll love this show!

Courtyard Theatre
£22

The Upbeat Beatles website
@UpbeatBeatles
@nordenfarm

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Pinocchio

Visit the incredible world of Stuff and Nonsense as they bring Pinocchio to our stage for Christmas 2024.

Three very funny men seek refuge in a grand but abandoned old house - one of them is Pinocchio and it turns out he’s had quite a life!

Stuff and Nonsense are leaders in family theatre. Their adaptation of Pinocchio combines classic elements of the story – a poor woodcarver, the tell-tale growing nose, the dream of becoming a real boy – with their hallmark hilarity, skilled puppetry, original music, fantastic staging, outstanding performers and extraordinary physical tricks.

Invest in your children’s imaginations: join us in the theatre and take playfulness home with you!

Suitable for all the family!

Age guidance 3 - 10 years.

£16 | £14 Under 16s
£56 Family and Friends (4 people)

Early Bird Offer
£52 Family and Friends ticket (for 4 people) when booked before Sat 31 Aug.

Creative Team
Directed by Niki McCretton
Music by Dom Coyote
With additional music by Tim Dalling

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Aurie Styla: The Aurator Tour

After a year of performing worldwide, award-winning comedian Aurie Styla is back on tour, with his biggest one to date.

Join him as he talks about this wild world, and his journey to make sense of it, in The Aurator!

As seen on ITVX's Deep Fake Neighbour Wars, Comedy Central Live, ITV's Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club, Sky's Life’s A Pitch, ITV's Don’t Hate The Playaz, ITV's The Stand-Up Sketch Show, Channel 4's Mo Gilligan’s Black British & Funny and more.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Presented by Live Nation in association with Ebdon Management.

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Ed Byrne - Tragedy Plus Time

Attributed to Mark Twain, humour is defined as Tragedy Plus Time. Join Ed as he tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs.

Proudly presented by Phil McIntyre Live Ltd.

'Hilarious, extremely dark, profoundly touching and resolutely unsentimental. Ed Byrne has plumbed the very depths of his soul and found something verging on greatness' ★★★★★ Rolling Stone

'A delicate, sensitive high-wire act of a show, yet Byrne never once stumbles' ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

'This is no misery memoir, Byrne is too talented a comic for that' ★★★★★ The Arts Desk

'Poignant, touching, spiky and laugh-out-loud funny… beautifully written and flawlessly performed' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Reviews

'He has delivered a fantastically funny and moving monologue where there is no doubt that we are seeing the authentic Ed… Byrne has hit new heights' ★★★★★ London Evening Standard

'A full range of human emotions, from rage to dark humour to poignancy and back again, is felt during this magnificent comedy hour' ★★★★★ London Theatre 1

'Side-splitting... Byrne is comedy gold' ★★★★★ Theatre & Arts Reviews

'A fierce tribute... tremendously funny, thoughtful and fond' Fest Mag

Courtyard Theatre
£32

Ages 14+ years.
Content warning - discussions of death.

Ed Byrne's Website
Ed on X
Norden Farm on X

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Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet

Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! put on fabulous, feelgood 70s and 80s disco nights for grown-ups at venues across London and the South East - and we’re delighted to welcome them back again after a funk-tastic sell out night here last year.

HSDY nights are recommended by everyone from Time Out and The Guardian to Stylist and Radio 4 and they have been described as 'Abba collides with Saturday Night Fever in a glorious mash up'.

DJ Lady G will be on the decks playing all your favourite soul, funk and disco tunes. Sancer Lady Boo will be showing you the moves to everything from Car Wash (complete with shiny rags) and Hey Mickey, to the 1979 Gonzales hit, Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet, after which HSDY take their name.

If you fancy dressing up (it’s not obligatory, but lots do) there are prizes for the best retro outfits, and free sweets and ice pops too.

In the words of Shalamar, it’s going to be 'a night to remember!'

10% profits from HSDY nights go to Cancer Research UK

Party the night away until 12am - with our Cafe Bar also open serving drinks until then!

Courtyard Theatre
£18
This is a standing/dancing event with some unallocated seating

Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet! Website
@HSDY
@nordenfarm

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Eshaan Akbar: Live 2025

Eshaan Akbar is back doing jokes on tour! His previous tour was described by The Times as 'pretty sick' (not an actual quote) so this one is likely to be mad good.

Eshaan has supported some of the biggest acts in the UK, including Micky Flanagan, Jason Manford and Kae Kurd.

He's been seen on Netflix's Sex Education, BBC's Mock The Week, QI and Live At The Apollo, Comedy Central Live and many more. Forthcoming TV includes Channel 4's The Last Leg and BBC's Pilgrimage. He's also been heard on award-winning podcasts Have A Word, Ninetwentynine and Spitting Image, as well as LBC, Times Radio, and BBC Radio 4.

‘An artfully pointed, refreshingly funny hour that suggests a big talent in the making' ★★★★ The Times

'A fine comic entertainer, an intelligent maker of points and a wealth of fascinating facts' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'Genius stand-up comedy' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

'A story that’s likely to go far' Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£18.50

Eshaan's website
@eshaanakbar
@nordenfarm

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