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An Evening With Lenny Henry–Who Am I, Again?(Work in Progress)

Join the legendary Sir Lenny Henry as he embarks on a brand new UK tour this Autumn.

Lenny Henry is one of Britain’s best-known and celebrated comedians, with a career which began with cult stardom on children's television to including writer, radio DJ, TV presenter, co-founder of Comic Relief and award-winning actor.

In the first half of the evening, Lenny will take the audience through a jam session of funny and sad memories and stories - from growing up in the Black Country, puberty, school, friendship, family secrets and unashamed racism. With his mother's mantra of 'H'integration' echoing in his ears, Lenny will recount setting out on his rollercoaster ride of a career - but at every stage wondering: Am I good enough? Is this what they want?

In part two, Lenny will be interviewed by author, co-writer and friend Jon Canter, for further insights into his life and career, followed by questions from the audience. Come and enjoy these honest and tender stories, told with a glorious sense of humour and help Lenny figure out ‘Who Am I, Again?'

Courtyard Theatre
£25

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

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

Autumn
Tues 10 Sept – 17 Dec (exc 29 Oct)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Boats & Harbours in Mixed Media with Collage

Led by Jo Hall

Start by drawing boats and harbours with pen, watercolour and/or graphite. Progressing on to using found papers to create colourful compositions with elements of collage and water based media.

Autumn

Tues 10 Sept – 22 Oct (exc 8 Oct)
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

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

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

Autumn
Tues 10 Sept – 17 Dec (exc 29 Oct)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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


Autumn
Tues 3 Sept - 1 Oct, 8 Oct - 12 Nov (ex 29 Oct) and 19 Nov - 17 Dec
11.30am - 12.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

Autumn
Tues 3 Sept - 1 Oct, 8 Oct - 12 Nov (ex 29 Oct) and 19 Nov - 17 Dec
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Mrs Lowry & Son (PG)

Dir: Adrian Noble 2019 91 mins, UK

Iconic artist LS Lowry (Timothy Spall) is at the beginnings of his career, yearning for his work to be appreciated in London. However, his disdainful mother Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave) actively tries to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions.

WHY? This powerful, yet humorous story imagines the impact this obsessive mother and son relationship had on the great artist


Courtyard Theatre
£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.

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Bellydance (Raks Sharki)

Led by Ellen O’Farrell.

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

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

Autumn

Tues 10 Sept - 8 Oct, 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 22 Oct) and 26 Nov - 17 Dec
2.30pm - 3.30pm
£12 per class | £45 per 5 week course, £35 per 4 week course

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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton.

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

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

Suitable for 9+ years.

Autumn
Tues 17 Sept – 26 Nov (exc 29 Oct)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Square Go

Francesca Moody Productions in association with SEARED Productions

Max is a normal-ish kid in a normal-ish town. He spends his days daydreaming and hanging out with his weird wee pal Stevie Nimmo.

But when Max is called for his first Square Go, a fight by the school gates, it’s his own demons he must wrestle with first. A raucous and hilarious new play about playground violence, myths of masculinity and the decision to step up or run.

Featuring an original soundtrack by members of Frightened Rabbit. This is an unmissable collaboration between Fringe First-winning writers Kieran Hurley (Heads Up) and Gary McNair (A Gambler’s Guide to Dying).

WHY? ‘Riotously entertaining’ ★★★★ The Independent

‘Finn den Hertog’s production is – there’s no other way of putting it – brilliant, brilliant fun’ ★★★★★ The Stage

Age guidance 14+ years

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

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!

Autumn

Tues 10 Sept - 17 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£36 per 4 week term | £45 per 5 week term | £10 per session

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Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney Warms Up For His Special

Rob Delaney is an American comedian, actor and writer. He is widely known as the co-creator and co-star of the critically acclaimed Channel 4 and Amazon Prime comedy Catastrophe, which broadcasts in over 130 countries around the world. In 2016, Rob was nominated for a Primetime Emmy alongside his co-creator, Sharon Horgan, for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. In 2018, Catastrophe was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Scripted Comedy and in 2016 won the BAFTA TV Craft Awards for Best Comedy Writing. The final series aired internationally earlier this year.

In 2018, Rob was a breakout star as the fan favourite 'Peter W.' in Deadpool 2 – the newest (and beloved) member to the X-Force who has no powers but 'just responded to the ad.' Also in 2018, Rob hosted Comedy Central UK’s Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central, an eight-episode stand-up comedy showcase. In 2019, Rob is set to appear opposite Charlize Theron in the highly anticipated Lionsgate feature, Fair & Balanced. Other on-screen credits include the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Remake) The Hustle, Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, Burning Love, and FX’s Trust.

In 2013, Rob’s first novel and bestselling memoir, Rob Delaney: Mother Wife Sister Human Warrior Falcon Yardstick Turban Cabbage was released by Spiegel & Grau in the US, and by Little Brown in the UK.

In 2012, Rob was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch. He’s also been listed as one of The Funniest People on Twitter on such sites as the Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Vice Magazine, Paste Magazine, Comedy Central, and Funny or Die.

Rob’s debut one hour special, Rob Delaney: Live at the Bowery Ballroom, is available on Netflix and from Comedy Central Records. He currently resides in London and regularly performs stand up across the world.

Featuring support from Alice Sneddon.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

  •  24 Sep SOLD OUT
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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

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

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

Autumn
Wed 11 Sept – 18 Dec (exc 30 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 | £4 siblings

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

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

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Alcohol Inks

Led by Kate Spencer-Millan

Learn about alcohol inks and how to use them. Suitable for all experience levels, even those completely new to painting! You will learn various techniques and applications for these vibrant inks - you'll be amazed at what you can achieve!

Autumn

Wed 25 Sept - 23 Oct
10am - 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week course, plus £20 materials cost to tutor

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Years 2 and 3

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group A will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


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

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

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


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Maidenhead Schools Exhibition

We are delighted to present this inaugural exhibition of work made by students from Maidenhead schools.

A wealth of talent in a range of mediums from Altwood School, Cox Green and Manor Green. This show is part of Farm Out the flagship Norden Farm Arts Programme for schools funded by the Spoore Merry & Rixman Foundation.

Artwork credit: R Middleton, Altwood Secondary School, Year 12

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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

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


This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group B will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


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

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

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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

This Autumn term, the Youth Theatre Academy will be working towards a performance of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

Performance date: Wednesday 11 December

We are excited to announce that the Academy will also take part in a workshop with the renowned theatre company Paines Plough and will see a performance as part of their term.

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Years 12 and 13


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


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

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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Autumn
Wed 4 Sept – 2 Oct, 9 Oct – 6 Nov and 13 Nov – 11 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Chris Leslie

RM Promotions present

Chris Leslie brings his solo show to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts for an intimate evening of song, fiddle music and stories. He joined Fairport Convention back in 1996 and has been the song writer, vocalist and multi instrumentalist in the band since then.

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

Why? An intimate evening of stories in song and instrumental wizardry

Studio
£16.50

Presented by RM Promotions.

Chris Leslie's website

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Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (18)

Dir: Quentin Tarantino 2019 161 mins, UK/US/CN

1969 Los Angeles. TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from writer-director Quentin Tarantino features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

WHY? Staring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino

'At once an engaging buddy comedy, an intoxicating fact and fiction mash-up, gorgeous filmmaking and a valentine to the movies' ★★★★ Empire

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

Movie Monday Offer
The screening on Monday 23 September at 2pm is part of the Movie Monday screenings. Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Autumn
Wed 4 Sept – 2 Oct, 9 Oct – 6 Nov and 13 Nov – 11 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

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

Autumn
Thur 5 Sept – 19 Dec
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Introduction to Jewellery Making

Led by Grant Forsyth

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

Autumn
Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct and 10 Oct – 7 Nov
10am - 11.30pm and 12pm - 1.30pm
£63 per 5 week course

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Calligraphy - The Italic Hand

Led by Stuart Maxwell

Italic is a timeless and beautiful script. Use it either as a formal hand for presentation work, or a day to day cursive script.

Autumn

Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course | £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group C will be working towards a performance of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, adapted by Richard R. George.

Who hasn’t wanted to join James as he escapes from his fearful aunts and sets off inside the peach on his wonderful adventures?

Performance date: Thursday 12 December


Thursdays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 and 9


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

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

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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group F will be working towards a performance of The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, adapted from the ancient myths by Phil Willmott.

Climb aboard the mighty ship Argo to join heroic Prince Jason, plucky Princess Medea, Hercules and all the gang for a lively retelling of the greatest adventure story ever told!

Performance date: Thursday 12 December


Thursdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 and 11


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

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

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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Autumn

Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct, 10 Oct – 7 Nov and 14 Nov – 12 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

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The Barber of Seville

Maidenhead Music Society presents Barefoot Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville, directed by Jenny Miller.

Barefoot Opera bring their inventive, exuberant ensemble style to Rossini’s comic masterpiece. Sung in Italian with English surtitles, fully staged and with the ‘Barefoot Band’ led by Lesley Anne Sammons, the young singers will delight you with their style and enthusiasm.

Rossini’s music has been compared to ‘the best champagne’, so come along to indulge in the bubbles and enjoy the comedy, as Rosina tries to manoeuvre her way out of her scheming guardian’s advances and into the arms of a gorgeous young Count.

WHY? New opera singers impress with their talents / New opera singers impress in Rossini’s comic masterpiece

Courtyard Theatre

£17, MMS members £12
£5 Under 18s or up to two free with an adult ticket

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

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Still No Idea

House presents Bunny with

Lisa and Rachael want to make a show, but there's a problem: they don’t have any ideas. So, who do they turn to? The Great British Public of course!

They make a pact. They'll go onto the streets, interview people, and whatever story the public come up with – that will be the show. No backing out, no changing what they don’t like. Deal.

Still No Idea is Lisa and Rachael's quest: a mischievous look at two friends searching for drama, action, and a story to tell. Part-verbatim theatre, part-confession, part-comedy sketch show with a bit of singing and dancing thrown in. Turns out getting the public to write your story is quite an adventure.

WHY? ‘Hilarious, clever and vital viewing’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘Combines comedy, honesty and protest to distinctive effect’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Pin sharp, provocative and hugely entertaining’ ★★★★ The Times on No Idea

This is a Relaxed performance.

Age Guidance 14+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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

Presented by House with Bunny

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Autumn
Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct, 10 Oct – 7 Nov and 14 Nov – 12 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

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

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 11 Oct, 18 Oct - 22 Nov and 29 Nov - 20 Dec
9.30am - 10.45am
£28 per 4 week course
£42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept – 20 Dec (exc 1 Nov)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

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

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 11 Oct, 18 Oct - 22 Nov and 29 Nov - 20 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£28 per 4 week course
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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POP!

Tiny Light Theatre presents

Come and visit Flo and her daughter Ebb as they take you on a bubbly, balloon-y bathtime adventure. Full of magic, mischief and music. Let’s float away under a starry sky! From Tiny Light Theatre, the company who brought show The Paper Moon to Norden Farm in summer 2019.

WHY? A gently interactive first adventure into theatre for little ones and their families

Age Guidance 0-3 years.

Studio
£12 adult including 1 0-3 year old. Additional sibling £8.

@tinylighttheatre
@nordenfarm

Presented by Tiny Light Theatre

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Bait (15)

Dir: Mark Jenkin 2019 89 mins, UK

Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin is struggling to buy a boat. He is also struggling to cope with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village. The summer season brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point - with tragic consequences.

WHY? A timely and funny, yet poignant film that gets to the heart of a community facing up to unwelcome change

'Bait is an experiment – and a successful one' ★★★★ The Guardian

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

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Digi Den

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

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

Autumn
Fri 13 Sept - 29 Nov (exc 4 Oct and 1 Nov)
5pm - 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

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NT Live: Fleabag (15)

Broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Why? 'Witty, filthy and supreme' ★★★★★ Guardian

Run time 100 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Salsa at the Farm

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

Finish your week on a high! Join us for cosy nights of dancing to popular salsa tracks throughout the autumn and winter. Make Friday your fun night at the farm as we share how to dance authentic salsa with you.

8pm-9pm
Salsa class for beginners, improvers and those new to Cuban salsa, or those who simply want to practice their technique. Our aim is to offer you fun classes that introduce you to authentic salsa and then consolidate your experience in a friendly environment.

9.15pm-10.15pm
Social dancing for all, including a 30 mins masterclass for experienced salseros – only £5. Let us help you to perfect your Cuban motion, increase your repertoire of moves and become more adept at responding to the music and your partner.

Remember, you don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun!


Autumn

Fri 13 Sept - 18 Oct and Fri 1 Nov - 13 Dec (exc 15 Nov)
8pm-9pm | Class for beginners/improvers and those new to Cuban salsa
9.15pm-10.15pm | Social for all including a masterclass for experienced salseros
£7 per class | £42 for the 6-weeks
£5 for social
£10 for both | £60 for the 6-weeks

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Social Salsa at the Farm

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

Finish your week on a high! Join us for cosy nights of dancing to popular salsa tracks throughout the autumn and winter. Make Friday your fun night at the farm as we share how to dance authentic salsa with you.

8pm-9pm
Salsa class for beginners, improvers and those new to Cuban salsa, or those who simply want to practice their technique. Our aim is to offer you fun classes that introduce you to authentic salsa and then consolidate your experience in a friendly environment.

9.15pm-10.15pm
Social dancing for all, including a 30 mins masterclass for experienced salseros – only £5. Let us help you to perfect your Cuban motion, increase your repertoire of moves and become more adept at responding to the music and your partner.

Remember, you don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun!


Autumn

Fri 13 Sept - 18 Oct and Fri 1 Nov - 13 Dec (exc 15 Nov)
8pm-9pm | Class for beginners/improvers and those new to Cuban salsa
9.15pm-10.15pm | Social for all including a masterclass for experienced salseros
£7 per class | £42 for the 6-weeks
£5 for social
£10 for both | £60 for the 6-weeks

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

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

Suitable for 18+ years

Autumn
Sat 7 Sept - 23 Nov and Sat 30 Nov - 7 Dec (drop in)
10am – 11.15am
£10 per class | £96 per 12 week term

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

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Parveen Chana

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

Autumn
Sat 21 Sept – 30 Nov (exc 2 Nov)
10am – 11am
£67 per 10 week term


Suitable for 6+ years.

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

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


Autumn
Sat 21 Sept, 28 Sept and 7 Dec
1.30pm – 4.30pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Autumn Ceilidh

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

Between them they play squeezebox, fiddle, mandola and bass. The caller will guide you through all the steps – so no dance experience is necessary! Featuring two musicians from the folk super-group Feast of Fiddles and two from the band Phungus.

WHY? A social evening of dance in our 18th century Long Barn

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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The Alter Eagles in concert with the Spectre Quartet

The Alter Eagles return to Norden Farm with a very special celebration of the Eagles’ greatest album.

The band will play all of the Hotel California album from start to finish, followed by a set of greatest hits including classics like One of these Nights, Take it to the Limit, Desperado and many more.

The band are joined by their friends The Spectre Quartet - a string quartet who’ll help to re-create the original recordings of some of the Eagles' most memorable songs.

WHY? Expect hits such as Hotel California, Wasted Time, Last Resort and Don Henley’s superb solo number, New York Minute

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@AlterEaglesUK
@nordenfarm

The Alter Eagles' Website

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Zumba (Sundays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

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

Autumn
Sun 8 Sept – 15 Dec (exc 6 and 13 Oct, 10 Nov)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

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

Our storyteller Ruth will be joining us on Sunday 29 September and reading The Runaway Pancake and other Tales.

Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

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

The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group H will be working towards a performance of The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, adapted from the ancient myths by Phil Willmott.

Climb aboard the mighty ship Argo to join heroic Prince Jason, plucky Princess Medea, Hercules and all the gang for a lively retelling of the greatest adventure story ever told!

Performance date: Sunday 8 December


Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11


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

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

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


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen.

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

No partner necessary.

Autumn
Sun 8 Sept – 22 Dec (exc 10 Nov)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

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

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 7 and 28 Oct)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Caroline Crawford.

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

Autumn
Mon 9 – 30 Sept, 14 Oct – 4 Nov, 11 Nov – 2 Dec, 9 – 23 Dec
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

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Monday Morning Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

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

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

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 14 Oct – 18 Nov and 25 Nov – 16 Dec
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £42 per 6 week course

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Messy Monsters

Led by Kayleigh Galvin.

The chance for little ones and their grown-ups to get messy and explore the world through sensory play! Each week will feature fun new art activities. The best bit? You don’t have to do any cleaning up!

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

Mon 2 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 7 and 28 Oct)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 14 Oct – 18 Nov and 25 Nov - 13 Jan (exc 30 Dec, 1 and 6 Jan)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 14 Oct – 18 Nov and 25 Nov - 13 Jan (exc 30 Dec, 1 and 6 Jan) 2.15pm – 3.15pm
£42 per 6 week cours


Suitable for 18+ years

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

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

Autumn
Tues 3 Sept, 1 Oct, 5 Nov and 3 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session


Suitable for 18+ years

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Kizomba

Led by David from Kizombeiro Dance

Kizomba is a partner dance from Angola with a Romantic flow and is the slower relative of Semba.

You can come along with or without a partner. Please wear comfortable clothes to dance in.

Autumn

Tues 3 Sept - 17 Dec (exc 24 Sept)
7.30pm - 8.30pm
Social Dance 8.45pm - 10pm
£7 per class | £5 for social dance | £10 for both

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Kizomba Social Dance

Led by David from Kizombeiro Dance

Kizomba is a partner dance from Angola with a Romantic flow and is the slower relative of Semba.

You can come along with or without a partner. Please wear comfortable clothes to dance in.

Autumn

Tues 3 Sept - 17 Dec (exc 24 Sept)
7.30pm - 8.30pm
Social Dance 8.45pm - 10pm
£7 per class | £5 for social dance | £10 for both

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Book Club

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

This season the Book Club will be reading

Wed 4 Sept - Educated by Tara Westover


Wed 2 Oct - The author of the month is Margaret Atwood. Everyone attending the October meeting can select one or more of the following novels to read and discuss. Including The Edible Woman, Lady Oracle, The Handmaid's Tale, &Cat's Eye, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, The Penelopiad and Hag-Seed.

Wed 6 Nov - TBC
Wed 4 Dec - TBC


Autumn
Wed 4 Sept, 2 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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Die Fledermaus

Windsor and Eton Opera bring a special opportunity to revel in this fully costumed with orchestra, light hearted Opera Die Fledermaus. Thoroughly

Thoroughly high-spirited, with numerous waltz and polka themes. Packed with philandering, comic deceits, a farce of fun and greatly enjoyed music, including the aria aptly called Laughing Song.

WHY? First performed in 1874, the opera continues to be an audience pleaser right into the 21st century

Courtyard Theatre
£18


Presented by Windsor and Eton Opera.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Studio
£12

@abigoliah
@nordenfarm

Abigoliah Schamaun's website

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Acrylics: Painting a Flower Garden

Led by Karen Carter

Create an exuberant colour-filled painting of a flower garden. Looking at the work of contemporary artists Mary Sumner and Tessa Newcombe as inspiration we will make a complex subject manageable through simplification , stylization and a layered approach.

No experience needed. Bring own materials.

Fri 4 Oct
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Musical Memories

Led by Rona Topaz

Even if you can’t sing a note, come along to our new choir session for people with dementia and their carers. Join this friendly new group and sing songs from the 1940s - 1980s.

Fri 20 Sept - 20 Dec (exc 1 and 15 Nov)
2pm – 4pm
£6 per session, including one free carer

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Julian Dutton in Do You Think That's Wise? The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier

RBM presents

An affectionate tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars. Leading impressionist Julian Dutton brings to life the man behind the wry smile and urbane English repartee that charmed millions and turned John Le Mesurier into a household name as Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army. Packed with glorious reminiscences and stories from the Golden Age of Classic British Comedy.

WHY? A joyful and moving celebration of one of the most popular comic actors of our era

Studio
£15

@JulianDutton1
@nordenfarm

Julian Dutton's website

Presented by RBM

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Moonlight

Led by Jo Hall.

This workshop looks at how the illusion of the moon’s luminosity and the effects of its directed light on the landscape can be achieved, using the works of Turner for reference. We will also explore laying wet washes over dry paint for contre jour effects with a limited palette.

Please bring own materials unless stated.

Sat 5 Oct
10am – 3pm
£38

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Noise Next Door - At Sea!

Go on an adventure on the high seas!

The Noise Next Door needs your help to chase down the fearsome Captain Bloodbeard. They will take your suggestions and transform them into jaw-dropping scenes and mind-blowing songs. With mermaids, magic, sea-shanties and sword - this anarchic afternoon with the quickest wits in comedy is one you'll treasure forever.

Age guidance: 5+ years

WHY? An epic new show that’s fun for the whole family!

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

@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

Noise Next Door's website

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Woods.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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


Autumn
Sun 8 Sept, 6 Oct, 3 Nov and 8 Dec
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 includes a drink from the bar

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The Noise Next Door - Remix

The Noise Next Door leave audiences in awe of their lightning-quick wit and unique brand of off-the-cuff comedy.

Taking audience suggestions, the group transform them into fantastically funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye. They bring the perfect blend of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners, epic stories and explosive physicality.

The cheeky and charming quartet have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, and Harry Hill

WHY? ‘Comedy Gold’ The Guardian

Studio
£14, £12 Supporters

@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

Noise Next Door's website

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Pain and Glory (15)

Dir: Pedro Almodovar 2019 113 mins, ES

(Spanish with English subtitles)

Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas) is a film director in his physical decline. Follow a series of re-encounters from his life - some in the flesh, others remembered. In rediscovering his past, Salvador finds his salvation. The latest film from award winning Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar.

WHY? ‘Hugely enjoyable moment by moment’ ★★★★★ Evening Standard

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

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Wise Children

Recorded in 2018 at the York Theatre Royal.

Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production.

A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.

In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance – twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father – and greatest actor of his generation – Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all…

Why? ‘Pure, unadulterated theatre’ ★★★★★ Broadway World

Run time 150 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Julian Gorden Mitchell

Julian Gordon Mitchell synthesises the surreal and metaphysical with popular imagery, and a sense of painting's long history.

Julian has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, including the Cabinet Office in Westminster and the National Portrait Gallery as part of the BP Portrait Prize.

Title of work: Madame Cassoulet

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Twisted Art: Paint and Sip

Led by Angela Mitchell.

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

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


Autumn

Tues 10 Sept, 8 Oct, 12 Nov and 10 Dec
7.30pm - 10pm
£25 per session | £5 materials cost to tutor

  • Tuesday 10 September - Rendevouz
  • Tuesday 8 October - Twilight Fire
  • Tuesday 12 November - Peaceful Lotus
  • Tuesday 10 December - Winter Robin

Angela's Website
Angela's Facebook Page

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Griff Rhys Jones: All Over the Place

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

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

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

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

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

'Very funny' The Scotsman

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

Courtyard Theatre
£19

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Troika

  •   8 Oct SOLD OUT
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Placido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Gala Evening

Encore screening Run time 170 mins.

With an illustrious career spanning five decades: over 150 stage roles, 11 Grammy Awards and his iconic performances alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as one of the Three Tenors.

For one very special night, Plácido Domingo returns to the breathtaking Arena Di Verona amphitheatre for this anniversary gala evening, 50 years after his debut, revisiting three of his greatest ever roles in Verdi's Nabucco, Simon Boccanegra and Macbeth.

WHY? The legendary Plácido Domingo continues to astound audiences with a vocal talent unmatched in power

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Calligraphy - Foundation Hand

Led by Stuart Maxwell

This easily accessible and readable hand is a staple for any serious calligrapher. Ideal for wedding invites, place names and family trees.

Autumn

Thur 10 Oct - 7 Nov
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course | £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)

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NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

Encore screenings.

The hilarious West End and Broadway hit returns to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Why? Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden.

Run time: 210 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

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

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 4 Oct and 11 Oct - 8 Nov
10am – 12pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  11 Oct SOLD OUT
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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson

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

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

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 4 Oct and 11 Oct - 8 Nov
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  11 Oct SOLD OUT
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Silas Marner

Conn Artists Theatre Company presents

Wrongfully condemned and outcast from society, a poor weaver, eaten up with bitterness and anger, becomes a doomed miser and recluse, until he is forced to take in a young orphan girl. Their mutual friendship leads to joy, love and his redemption.

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

Presented by Conn Artists

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Humble Pi - Matt Parker's Comedy of Maths Errors

Matt Parker is a stand up comedian and mathematician.

As well as being a presenter on the Discovery Channel, his YouTube videos have been viewed over 85 million times. His show explores the greatest mathematical near-misses and mishaps involving planes, bridges, the internet and more. Matt shows us the bizarre ways maths trips us all up. Being wrong has never felt so right.

WHY? ‘Magician-like skills with tables of numbers’ The List

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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

@standupmaths
@nordenfarm

Matt Parker's website

  •  11 Oct SOLD OUT
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Wine Club

Led by Wine Women

Come and join The Wine Women and learn a little about the wines that you love - including why you might like them and what other wine styles or grape varieties might tickle your tastebuds!

Autumn

Fri 13 Sept, 11 Oct, 15 Nov and 13 Dec
8pm – 9pm
£15 per session

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

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

Autumn
Sat 14 Sept, 12 Oct and 2 Nov
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee


Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  12 Oct SOLD OUT
  •   2 Nov SOLD OUT
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Creating Textures for Textile Art

Led by Artsie Workshops

Using a range of different materials, create a stand alone piece/pieces illustrating the rich and textural qualities of objects including shells, stones, plants, moss and bark.

Sat 12 Oct
10am – 12.30pm
£30 | plus £10 materials cost to tutor

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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, the band play their own brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country - or ‘North Eastern Swing’ as they've coined it.

Their style is influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of razor-sharp solos, great arrangements and original songs. Their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. Rob Heron’s songs are full of character, satire and good old fashion hollerin’.

The six-piece band features Ben Fitzgerald (guitar), Tom Cronin (mandolin), Colin Nicholson (accordion), Ted Harbot (double bass) and Paul Archibald (drums).

WHY? ‘Amazing musicians who play with both passion and a sympathetic regard for the history of the genre’ Maverick Magazine

Studio
£14

@RobHeronTeaPad
@nordenfarm

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra's website

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The Souvenir (15)

Dir: Joanna Hogg 2019 Run time 119, UK/US

Julie is a young film student struggling to find a firm direction in life. She meets the seemingly unwavering and decisive Anthony. An intense romance blossoms between them. However, as the relationship develops, it becomes clear that Anthony is not being completely honest.

WHY? ‘Wickedly mysterious romantic drama’ Little White Lies

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

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Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage

This acclaimed British folk/roots duo return to Norden Farm with their unique, intimate single mic show.

Their autumn tour accompanies the release of 2019’s trilogy of singles celebrating the ‘spirit of place’. Their material is as joyful as it is intense, but the common factor is the duo’s warmth and confidence in each other; their natural ease and connection is clearly evident on the recorded music, and a genuine pleasure to witness on stage.

WHY? ‘A stream of brilliant music – they should be rated among the elite when it comes to UK folk’ Maverick

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage's website

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Gauguin from The National Gallery, London

This fascinating cinema event opens with a brand-new documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin, one of the world’s most popular and important artists.

Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, this cinematic film will explore Gauguin’s extraordinary – and at times controversial – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts.

It will be followed by an exclusive private view of the National Gallery exhibition Gauguin Portraits, just after it opens in London. Audiences will be given an engaging and lively guided tour by the exhibition curators and guest contributors, bringing this first ever exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits to the big screen with stunning close-ups and illuminating insights.

Why? Exploring the work of one of the world's most popular and important artists

Run time: 90 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Evening Papercraft

Led by Catherine Smith.

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

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

Autumn
Tues 17 Sept, 15 Oct, 19 Nov and 17 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session | £55 for all 4 sessions

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Creative Writing

Led by Katy Walker.

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

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring pen and paper.

Autumn
Wed 18 Sept, 16 Oct, 13 Nov and 11 Dec
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

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The Pelleas Ensemble

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Bax Elegiac Trio

Andy Scott Sonata for Flute and Harp

Vieuxtemps Capriccio for solo viola

Ibert Deux Interludes

Couperin Trio Sonata selections

Ravel Tombeau de Couperin arr. J Morlock

A rare opportunity to hear flute, viola and harp playing together. Formed in 2011, The Pelleas Ensemble have won numerous prizes including both the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize in the St Martin-in-the-Fields competition in 2016. They have been praised for creating an immediate and intimate connection with their audiences. Playing with ‘verve and polish’ (The Times) they recently won a Royal Philharmonic award.

Why? Magical music with a unique sound from this special trio

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (MMS members £10)
£5 under 18s or up to two free tickets with an adult ticket

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

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Macbeth

A new version from Proteus.

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@proteustheatre
@nordenfarm

Proteus Theatre website

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Honey and The Bear

The British folk and roots duo combine interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative songwriting.

With a diverse range of sounds and textures, and rhythms that flow from the fast and furious to gentle ballads, their live performances are spirited and dynamic.

The multi instrumentalist pair, comprised of songwriters Jon Hart (guitar, bass, bazouki) and Lucy Hart (guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo, mandolin and percussion). They are accompanied by fellow musicians Evan Carson and Toby Shaer (both of Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys). The duo are touring with their brand new album Made in the Aker.

WHY? Conjuring stories in song, they tell tales of Suffolk folklore, courage, passion and heartbreak

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

Honey and The Bear's website

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Acrylics: Painting the Coast

Led by Karen Carter

In this workshop we will be looking at ways of tackling the various elements that make up a coastal painting: water, waves & reflections along with the landscape elements of cliffs, rocks and the transitions between land and sea.

Basic experience of using acrylics is helpful.

Fri 18 Oct
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per clas

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ROH Live: Don Giovanni

Encore screening.

Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. Featuring a cast of international singers.

Why? Renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt

Run time: 220 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Karen Sharp and Nikki Iles (piano)

Jazz at the Farm presents

A global jazz icon, Nikki Iles' flowing creativity enchants and excites. Partnered with the soul-appealing jazz of tenor saxophonist Karen Sharp. Karen has won the tenor saxophone category of the British Jazz Awards on numerous occasions. They are joined by Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? A wonderfully creative swinging jazz ensemble of tenor sax and piano

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Presented by Jazz at the Farm

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IT: Chapter Two (15)

Dir: Andy Muschietti 2019 165 mins, US

Every 27 years, evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine.

Nearly three decades after the events of the first film, The Losers Club have long since gone their separate ways. They reunite as adults to confront the evil that has resurfaced once again. Starring James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Skarsgård.

WHY? The follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and worldwide hit IT – based on the novel by Stephen King

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

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Japanese Landscape Brush Painting in Ink

Led by Caroline Crawford

Referencing the ancient art of brush painting using Chinese brush painting techniques, and Indian ink. Students learn how to use the slow careful movements associated with this form of painting.

Sat 19 Oct
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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The Vinyl Frontier: The Sex Pistols vs The Clash

Join host Jeff Lloyd for an evening of trivia, chat and fun!

The Sex Pistols vs The Clash – the true heavyweights of Punk Rock go head to head with their respective debut LPs.

The audience will vote for their favourite before they are played and then we see who has changed their mind after both have been spun.

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

Studio
£8

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The Great British Take Off

Starring Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare from Radio 4’s Dead Ringers.

Join them for an evening of unscripted, unrehearsed, spontaneous comedy and conversation. Politicians, sports personalities and celebrities old and new are all up for a roasting. You help choose which characters appear and what direction the show takes

WHY? Topical, satirical, anecdotal and highly entertaining - it's never the same show twice!

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

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

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

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


Autumn
Sun 8 Sept, 20 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

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David Harper - Unexpected Tales

Tales from the funny world of TV, art and antiques!

David Harper - As seen on Bargain Hunt, Antiques Roadtrip, Celebrity Eggheads, Flog It, For What It's Worth, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Celebrity Masterchef, Through The Keyhole…and lots more.

Featuring funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, live auctions, exciting antique finds, huge profits, even bigger losses, as well as stories from celebrity TV appearances and historical journeys through time. It’s all part of what makes this show like no other.

The show is very much audience led with involvement in the form of questions from the audience or questions and challenges from David throughout, as the talk develops.

WHY? Join the TV celebrity and national treasure David Harper as he shares the stories of his career

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@DavidHarperTV
@nordenfarm

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The Arts Society Maidenhead

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

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

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


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

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

  •  21 Oct
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Downton Abbey (PG)

Dir: Michael Engler 2019 122 mins, UK

The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes.

WHY? Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery and Joanne Froggatt

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

Bring Baby Screenings
The screening on Friday 25 October at 11am is exclusively for parents, careers 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 cup of tea); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Side by Side

Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn are renowned textile artists, authors and teachers and have exhibited and sold their work around the world.

For the first time they are holding an exhibition in Maidenhead, inspired by the aspects of the grounds of Cliveden and the history of Taplow Court.

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For Sama (15)

Dir: Waad Al-Khateab and Edward Watts 2019 100 mins, UK (Arabic with English subtitles)

A feature documentary telling the story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria. She falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival.

WHY? Both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war

'A Heart-Wrenching and Essential Documentary About a Young Mother in Aleppo' ★★★★ Indie Wire

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

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The Vicar of Dibley 2

This follow up to the Grimm’s hugely popular production in 2017, sees no, no, no, no, further hilarious adventures in the lives and loves of the Vicar and her fellow parishioners.


WHY? Including many more scenes based on the well-loved television series

Studio
£15

Presented by the Grimm Players.

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ROH Live: Don Pasquale

Encore screening.

A new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him - with her own ulterior purpose in mind.

Why? Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast

Run time: 150 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Christina Bianco: First Impressions

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@XtinaBianco1
@nordenfarm

Christina Bianco's website

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

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Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

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

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

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

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

‘A master craftsman’ ★★★★ Times

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

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@GaryDelaney
@nordenfarm

Gary's Website

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A Brush with Plant Forms

Led by Jo Hall

In this workshop we will put your brushes to work to find many different ways in which round, rigger and flat brushes can be used to depict plant forms including flowers, twigs, seed pods etc.

There will also be an opportunity to use some more specialist brushes. The works of Elizabeth Blackadder will be referenced.

Please bring own materials unless stated.

Sat 26 Oct
10am – 3pm
£38

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Teddies Music Club presents Pirate Pete and Princess Polly

Teddies Music Club brings you a swashbuckling adventure for young children.

The whole Teddies Team will be on stage to bring you a delightful family show full of fun with your favourite action songs.

WHY? Why not dress up in your favourite pirate or princess outfit!

Age guidance: 1 - 6 years

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

Presented by Teddies Music Club

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The Quo Experience

The UK’s number one Status Quo tribute show!

With an impressive line up of experienced musicians who are passionate Quo fans. They perform hits spanning five decades of Status Quo’s incredible music history. Featuring Rockin’ All Over The World, Whatever You Want, Down Down, Living On An Island, Burning Bridges and more. With a full stage show that includes the legendary Status Quo wall of white Marshalls and replica guitars.

WHY? ‘An excellent show, really capturing the essence of the Quo I played with for 13 odd years – the attention to detail was awesome!’ Matt Letley, Status Quo drummer 2000-2013

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@QuoExperience
@nordenfarm

The Quo Experience website

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3D Printing Workshop - Personalised Stationery Pot

Led by Handy Dan's 3D Prints.

Learn how to design and 3D print personalised items. Participants will need to bring their laptops and have an account for Tinkercad (This software is free and works on all computers).

Sun 27 Oct
11am – 4pm
£30

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Alexander Technique

Led by Martin Smith.

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

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

Sun 27 Oct
2.30pm – 5pm
£35


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this school holiday.

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

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

Mon 28 Oct - Sat 2 Nov
10am
£5 per child

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Storytelling

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales this October Half Term!

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

Mon 2 Oct - Sat 2 Nov
11am and 1.30pm
£2 per person

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Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics and bonkers biology in this science extravaganza!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills. All backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

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

Age Guidance 6+ years

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

Presented by Morgan & West and Makin Productions.

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Rumpelstiltskin and The Snail of Destiny

A new version of the Grimms' classic tale.

Poor Polly Buckwheat is in a bit of a pickle! If she doesn’t turn a roomful of straw into gold by morning, the greedy King will turn a bit nasty. But should she accept the kind help of an eccentric dwarf who mysteriously appears in her prison cell?

WHY? With trademark puppets, music, storytelling and transforming sets

Age guidance 4 - 11 years

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

Presented byTheatre of Widdershins

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NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Encore screening.

A feuding fairy King and Queen cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. Cue love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations - with hilarious, but dark consequences...

Starring Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones).

Why? Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy captured live from the Bridge Theatre in
London.

Run time: 180 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Playmobil: The Movie (U)

Dir: Lino DiSalvo 2019 99 mins, FR/DE

Imaginative young girl Marla embarks on an epic journey after her younger brother Charlie disappears into the wondrous animated world of Playmobil. Marla encounters a whole host of Playmobil characters as she tries to find her brother in this magical realm.

WHY? Featuring the voices of Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor and Adam Lambert

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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The Angry Birds Movie 2 (U)

Dir: Thurop Van Orman 2019 96 mins, FI/US

A new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger. Red, Chuck, Bomb and Mighty Eagle recruit Chuck’s sister Silver. They team up with pig Leonard, his assistant Courtney and techpig Garry to forge an unsteady truce. Can this unlikely superteam save their homes?

WHY? The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies are back on the big screen!

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Dora and The Lost City Of Gold (PG)

Dir: James Bobin 2019 102 mins, AU/US

Dora has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents. But nothing could prepare her for her most dangerous adventure ever: high school. Dora quickly finds herself leading an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

WHY? An all new live-action adventure for Dora the Explorer

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Spooky Sing Along Concertini with Mairi Cowieson and Friends

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

Including songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Little Shop of Horrors all performed by West End singer Mairi Cowieson and friends.

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

WHY? Come dressed up or grab something from our dressing up box before the concert!

Age guidance 0-8 years

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

Concertini website

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Northern Ballet Live: Dracula

Live screening.

With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet is resurrecting Bram Stoker’s classic horror story for special screenings this Halloween. This haunting tale of passion and immortality is played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theatre.

Why? This is ballet with a dramatic bite!

Run time: 120 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent.

One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.

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

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

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

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

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

Age guidance: 14+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@justinmoorhouse
@nordenfarm

Justin Moorhouse's website

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The Scummy Mummies Show

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

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

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

WHY? 'Likeably straight-talking' The Telegraph

'Very funny' The Guardian

'Hilarious' Broadway Baby

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@scummymummies
@nordenfarm

Scummy Mummies website

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Suitable for 18+ years

Sat 2 Nov
10am – 3pm
£34

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Clare Teal and her Trio

A brand new show for 2019.

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£22

@clareteal
@nordenfarm

Clare Teal's website

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Matt Chorley: This.Is.Not.Normal

By day Matt Chorley works in parliament, trying to explain what is happening in politics for The Times.

By night he admits nobody has a clue, and nothing makes any sense at all. Join him for an hilarious insider's guide to resignations, reshuffles and recriminations, and reassurance that it doesn't have to be this way.

WHY? 'Matt is vying with George Osborne for this year’s hotly-contested ‘Theresa May Sycophant of the Year’ award' Theresa May

'Engaging, funny, entertaining - you’d think he’d done it before. He hasn’t' Rory Bremner

'Get back to work' The Times

Studio
£20

  •   2 Nov SOLD OUT
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Hold Your Peace

Headway Arts Inclusive Company presents

Telling the untold stories of the lives of learning disabled people during The Great War.

This thought provoking drama explores the lives and loves of the residents of The Orchards. It’s Summer of 1919 and preparations are underway for a Peace Tea garden party. War is over but the horrendous loss of life was unprecedented and brought devastating changes at home.

Entertaining original theatre, putting learning disabled actors centre stage.


WHY? Stay on after the show for an afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea will include a selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes, with veggie and gluten free options.

Studio
£12 (£10 concessions) show only or show and afternoon tea £18 (£16 concessions)

Presented by Headway Arts Inclusive Company

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The Three Degrees

With original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday.

All the way from the USA!

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

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

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

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

WHY? Enjoy hits such as When Will I See You Again, Dirty Ol' Man and Take Good Care Of Yourself

Courtyard Theatre
£25

@TThreeDegrees
@nordenfarm

The Three Degrees website

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Autumn in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

Use pastels to explore natural forms with an autumnal flavour including drying leaves, seed heads and autumn fruits. Moving on to making compositions based on Autumn in the garden.

Tues 5 Nov – 10 Dec
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

This is Me

A photography project in association with Norden Farm and Achieving for Children/RBWM Children in Care Council, Kickback

The project has been developed through consultation with young people. They want to be seen in a positive light doing activities that they are passionate about and put a smile on their faces.

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This Is Me

A photography project in association with Norden Farm and Achieving for Children/RBWM Children in Care Council, Kickback.

The project has been developed through consultation with young people. They want to be seen in a positive light doing activities that they are passionate about and put a smile on their faces.

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ROH Live: Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III

Live screening.

This mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Royal Ballet Company. From its classical origins, to the homegrown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage.

Run time tbc

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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NT Live: Hansard

Broadcast live from the National Theatre.

A witty and devastating portrait of the governing class. Starring two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings.

Run time: 180 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Beatles: Hornsey Road with Mark Lewisohn

The surprises and delights of Abbey Road, the Beatles’ final album – 50 years on.

September 2019 is the golden anniversary of the Beatles’ multi-platinum album Abbey Road – the last work they recorded before their seismic breakup. It was both the end of the Sixties and the end of the greatest band of all time.

To hail this anniversary, world’s leading Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn is touring a theatre show of illumination, intrigue and surprises in a fast-moving and smart illustrated history of our forever national-heroes the Beatles, their brilliant album Abbey Road, and other major events of that extraordinary year 1969.

Mark Lewisohn has the world’s greatest archive of Beatles stuff, harvested over 40+ years of unrivalled deep access to archives and public and private collections. He will be showing audiences a stunning array of strong and relevant content, with rare music, photos, films and choice memorabilia. Audiences (even superfans) will see and hear things they didn’t know existed.

Why? Exploring the surprises and delights of Abbey Road, the Beatles' final album - 50 years on

Courtyard Theatre
£20

  •   8 Nov SOLD OUT
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Ajay Srivastav

Ajay is a London based singer songwriter who plays a genre-bending mix of Indian Folk, Blues and Americana.

His sound flows from the banks of Delta Blues to the Ganges where he learnt raags. He has worked with artists as diverse as Jamiroquai, Gregory Isaacs, Zakir Hussain and Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan.

WHY? Ajay’s music is raw, passionate and uplifting - with lyrics that explore issues of identity, loss and spirituality

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card Holders)

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

Ajay Srivastav's website

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Colour Mixing and Still Life

Led by Jo Hall.

Before working from a simple still life set up we will compare mixing colour by layering a wet wash over a different dry colour with mixing colours in a palette. We will also use sponges and other techniques for texturing.

Please bring own materials unless stated.

Sat 9 Nov
10am – 3pm
£38

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The Studio Session

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

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

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

Studio
£5

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Dark Side of the Wall - A Tribute to Pink Floyd

Award winning band Dark Side of the Wall celebrate their heroes in well over two hours of spectacular live music and visual effects.

The eight piece band perform music from the legendary Pink Floyd’s classic and extensive back catalogue - with unexpected surprises thrown in along the way.

WHY? Featuring tracks such as Comfortably Numb, Money and Wish You Were Here

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@DSOTWUK
<a target="
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Dark Side of the Wall website

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Lost Voice Guy: I’m Only In It For The Parking

Due to popular demand following a sell-out tour in spring 2019, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) - the first comedian ever to win Britain’s Got Talent – is back on the road and coming to a disabled parking space near you this autumn.

The winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2014, Lee has also appeared on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Channel 4’s The Last Leg, The Royal Variety Show, America’s Got Talent: The Champions, ITV’s This Morning, BBC Radio 2’s The Steve Wright Show and BBC One’s The One Show and is the star and co-writer of two series of BBC Radio 4’s hugely popular comedy show, Ability.

Lee is also the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid. His cutting edge material combines the political and personal with razor-sharp observations about disability and daily life. His debut book, I’m Only In It For The Parking, is available now.

He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say - and his comedy will leave you speechless.

WHY? ‘Consistently hilarious’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘Savagely funny… he’s a bloody good comedian’ ★★★★ The Wee Review

‘Laugh-out loud funny’ ★★★★ The Independent

‘Entertaining and thought-provoking’ ★★★★ Three Weeks

‘Incredibly talented’ Simon Cowell

‘Such a naughty sense of humour... genius’ Alesha Dixon

‘Bloody brilliant’ Amanda Holden

With support from 2017 Britain's Got Talent semi finalist – Jonny Awsum.

Courtyard Theatre
£16


@LostVoiceGuy
@nordenfarm

Lost Voice Guy website

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Susie Dent presents The Secret Life of Words

Lexicographer - Best Selling Author – Queen of Dictionary Corner

Take a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day. Susie will retell the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne (involving a chamber pot) and bugbear (a terrorising monster), and explain such oddities as the silent h in ghost and the mysterious disappearance of kempt, gormful, and ruly (and yes, you really can be gruntled). She will look to the lexicon of the past to fill some of today’s linguistic gaps – such as the frenzied fit of tidying we all do just as guests are about to descend (that’s a scurryfunge).

Alongside such forgotten stories you will hear Susie’s selection of the funniest moments from her 25 years on Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as some startling results from eavesdropping on a group of waiters.

Each evening will include some of Susie’s favourite words from the towns and regions she visits, and she’ll be asking the audience for theirs. In fact, she’ll be welcoming any questions about word origins, usage irritations, the dreaded impact of Americanization, and the very future of our language in her very own ‘word surgery’.

WHY? 'Funny, fact-filled and delightful' Jonathan Ross

'Wonderfully clever and funny... a national treasury from a national treasure Richard Osman

'Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words' Pam Ayres

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@susie_dent
@nordenfarm

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Modern Calligraphy

Led by Stuart Maxwell

A phenomenon of modern times but rooted deep in the 20th century. Mordern calligraphy is easily adaptable for either formal or informal work.

Thur 14 Nov – 12 Dec
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course | £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)

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The Wihan String Quartet

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Haydn Quartet in G, Op.54, No.1

Josef Suk String Quartet No.1 in B flat Op. 11

Janacek String Quartet No. 2 'Intimate Letters'

The Wihan Quartet has been described by International Record Review as: ‘one of the best quartets in the world today.’ Celebrated for over 30 years, it has developed an outstanding reputation for the interpretation of music of its Czech heritage, and of the many masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire.

The Quartet’s recording of Dvorak Op.105 was chosen as ‘Recording of the Year’ by MusicWeb International. BBC Music Magazine said of their Dvorak Op.61 recording: ‘This is the finest recorded performance I have encountered to date’.

‘This is playing of the highest quality’ The Sunday Times

WHY? Listen to Czech masters of the string quartet

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (MMS Members £10), £5 under 18s or up to two free tickets with an adult ticket

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

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Sam & I

Presented by Take the Space

Over the flames of a candle, a woman holds her husband’s diary: 'You will not live through this fire' she whispers.

And then the wife of Samuel Pepys, Secretary to the Admiralty and Fellow of the Royal Society, relents and reads... the joys and trials of their household, the gossip of the Court, the horrors of the Great Plague, the flames of the Fire of London, the antics and betrayals of a serial adulterer - her husband.

This is Elizabeth’s dark night of the soul (everywoman has them, from bag lady to queen).

Fifteen figures of the Pepys circle come to life - from the highest in the land to the most menial.

This performance commemorates the 350th anniversary of Elizabeth Pepys’s death on 10th November 1669 and celebrates 'my wife', the clever, loyal and witty muse who made her husband great.

Directed by Chris Barnes, written and performed by Siobhán Nicholas.

WHY? ‘Humorous, bawdy, moving and fascinating’ The Portsmouth News

'A beautiful and sensitive portrayal… this was storytelling of the highest order' Chichester Observer

'Passionate... remarkably contemporary' Sarah Jane Downing, Arts Issue Bath

From the company who brought Hanging Hooke, STELLA and White Feather Boxer to Norden Farm.

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

Presented byTake the Space

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Night Market and Artisan Fair

The perfect opportunity to browse for unique presents as local artisan stallholders showcase their handmade wears. Enjoy all your favourite festive snacks and beverages together with a well stocked bar featuring craft ales, mulled wine and a full food menu.

The night market also features live music.

WHY? Your Christmas shopping just got a whole load more fun!

Long Barn Free entry

To apply for a stall at our Night Market click here

To apply for a stall at our Artisan Fair click here

  •  15 Nov FREE
  •  16 Nov FREE
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Kathryn Tickell and The Darkening

Kathryn Tickell and her band of musicians bring some of the oldest Northumbrian tunes and songs throbbing to life.

They intermingle them with new material and bind it all together with contemporary resonance and attitude. Featuring Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle, vocals, accordion, mandolin, percussion and clog dancing this band’s music blazes fiercely.

WHY? ‘A crucial and exhilarating band setting the world on fire’ fRoots

Courtyard Theatre
£23

@kathryntickell
@nordenfarm

Kathryn Tickell and The Darkening website

Presented by RM Promotions

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The Carnival of the Animals - Saturday Lantern Making Workshops

Led by Same Sky.

Get ready to join the parade!

Short and sweet lantern making - get parade ready in 20 mins! Drop in to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night.

Suitable for all ages 3+ years

Please note – these workshops take place in Maidenhead Town Centre and are drop in sessions.

Our drop-in sessions allow you to come down to the session at any time throughout the day – you don’t need to get there bang on 10am! So, you don’t have to rush!

Sessions run start at 10am and end at 4pm, and lanterns at our Town Centre workshops take around 20 – 30 minutes to make

Got older children, or fancy getting involved as an adult? Take a look at our Lantern Making workshops for 6+ years or our adult only Lantern Making 2.0 workshop

Sat 16, Sat 23, Sat 30 Nov | Town Centre
10am - 4pm (drop-in)
£4 per person

Last chance drop-in workshops
Sat 7 Dec | Maidenhead Library
10am - 2pm
£4 per person

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Luke Kempner - House of Faces

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

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

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

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

‘Gloriously funny’ Independent

‘Blummin genius’ Dawn French

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@LukeKempner
@nordenfarm

Luke Kempner's website

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Son of Town Hall

Son of Town Hall are Ben Parker from London and David Berkeley from New Mexico.

The musical duo create a world that transcends time and space. The show is three-parts concert, one-part theatre. Complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along.

WHY? ‘Think Simon & Garfunkel lost at sea, and you get a sense of the mythic world at play here’ Philadelphia Inquirer

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

@sonoftownhall
@nordenfarm

Son of Town Hall website

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The Carnival of the Animals - Sunday Lantern Making Workshop

Led by Same Sky.

Across 2 hours, our artist will guide the group through the process of weaving an intricate animal inspired willow frame ahead of covering and decorating.

Suitable for 6+ years.

Pre-booking for these popular workshops is essential

Please note – Sunday workshops take place at Norden Farm and last 2 hours. You need to arrive for your booked start time of 10.30am or 2pm.

In these workshops, you create lanterns which are more intricate and will take the whole 2 hours to do so. This capacity for these workshops is limited.

Got younger children, or fancy getting involved as an adult? Take a look at our Lantern Making workshops for 3+ years or our adult only Lantern Making 2.0 workshop


Sun 17 and Sun 24 Nov and Sun 1 Dec | Norden Farm
10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm
£7 per person

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Christmas Wreath Making

Led by Louise Temple.

Learn how to create a handmade door wreath year after year. Handpick from a vast array of materials to make an individual design.

Autumn

Sun 17 Nov 4pm - 6pm and Tues 26 Nov 7pm - 9pm
£40 per session | plus £15 materials fee

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The Power of Compassion – Sacred Dance and Music from Tibet

Tibet - the Land of Snows: home to Buddhist lamas whose ancient rituals have fascinated people for thousands of years.

The show presents chant, mantras, music and dance by eight Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to swirling costumed masked dances accompanied by ancient Tantric musical instruments. With introductory explanations offering additional insight into this endangered world.

WHY? ‘A window of time onto a magical universe of reincarnation and release’ The Independent

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Bear Exhibition

An immersive exhibition to explore and discover.

The Gallery is transformed by work created by local children as part of our annual art competition. Inspired by our Christmas production, The Bear by bestselling author, Raymond Briggs.

Visit the story den for storytelling sessions while you’re here for tales from the land of Bears and beyond.

This year's exhibition is curated by visual artist Amelia Pimlott and students from BCA college as part of our young creatives project.

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RSC Live: Timon of Athens

A glittering and biting satire on whether money truly buys happiness.

Featuring a ‘searing central performance’ (Guardian) from award-winning actor, Kathryn Hunter.

Run time tbc

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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I Wanna Be Yours

Ella is from Yorkshire. Haseeb is from London. They order a pizza. House red for Ella. Hot chocolate for Haseeb.

‘I think I’m falling in love with you.’

People and playlists. Christmas and Eid. Travelcards and Megabuses. London to Leeds. Love is more than just a game for two. Especially when there’s an elephant in the room. 

WHY? A lyrical, funny, tender play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you’ve got

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

Presented by Paines Plough and Tamasha Production

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The Dime Notes

The Dime Notes dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920s New Orleans jazz.

Unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blues and forgotten gems of the era. Featuring Chris Barber’s long-time clarinettist David Horniblow , US pianist Andrew Oliver, guitarist Dave Kelbie of Evan Christopher’s Django à la Creole fame and bassist Louis Thomas.

WHY? ‘Inspired!’ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@thedimenotes
@nordenfarm

The Dime Notes website

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Steve Bugeja - Single Mum

Steve helped his single mum find her Prince Charming all while learning his times tables (he was seven).

The host of Radio 4’s Economics with Subtitles returns following four critically acclaimed shows. As seen on Sky One’s The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and ITV2’s Love Island Aftersun.

WHY? 'An eye for comic detail that's all his own' The Guardian

Studio
£12

@SteveBugeja
@nordenfarm

Steve Bugeja website

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Acrylics: Still Life in an Oil Style

Led by Karen Carter

We will learn how to use acrylics in a thick impasto style to mimic the qualities of oil paint, incorporating structure gel and palette knife work to add body to the picture surface. We will also look at the use of glazes and varnishes to modify and enhance our work. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable.

Fri 22 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | plus £1 cost to tutor

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Julian Siegel (saxes)

This immensely creative musician returns for an evening of brilliant jazz, fresh from performing at this summer’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival.

Forming a duo with trumpeter, Paul Jordanous and the superb Pendulum Rhythm Section headed by Clark Tracey (drums), with Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? ‘A world class saxophonist’ Jazz UK

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Presented by Jazz at the Farm

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Lantern Making 2.0

Led by Same Sky.

Get ready to join the parade!

Lantern Making 2.0 is brand new this year and takes place across 6 hours at Norden Farm.

Across a full day, working as a group, guided by our professional artist you will create a large-scale willow structure which will shine bright in the parade!

This workshop is suitable for adults. Pre-booking for this workshop essential.

Got children who want to get involved? Take a look at our Lantern Making workshops for 3+ years or Lantern Making workshops for 6+ years workshops.


Sat 23 Nov
10am – 4pm
£17.50 per person

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George Egg: Movable Feast

Brand new comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage.

In this show he’s on the road! It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals.

George demonstrates how to cook with an engine, procure items from the train buffet trolley and turn unexpected roadworks into a picnic. Three plates of gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.

WHY? 'Brilliantly funny' The Guardian

'Trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes' The Scotsman

Suitable for age 14+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc )

@georgeegg
@nordenfarm

George Egg's website

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Harry and Chris - This One's for the Aliens

Harry and Chris (Guardian Pick of the Fringe 2018) are at the top of their field, having invented the field of comedy-rap-jazz.

They’ve sold out three Edinburgh shows, appeared on the Russell Howard Hour and were called ‘fabulously entertaining’ by Jonathan Ross (we didn’t even pay him). From the ridiculous to the sublime, the world’s greatest comedy-rap-jazz duo bring award-winning wordplay, awe-inspiring musicality, eyebrow-raising bromance and unashamed joy to the biggest PR task of all time - spinning planet earth.

'Magnificent' ★★★★★ Sunday Post

'Blisteringly talented' ★★★★★ Fringe Guru

'Thoroughly feelgood 'Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@harrynchris
@nordenfarm

Harry and Chris' website

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Sing! Sing! Sing! 2019

Presented by Jewel Tones.

Join Jewel Tones and friends for an evening of music.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles Productions.

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

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

Featuring inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.

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

Click here to read the full review.

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Wille Edwards

Wille Edwards is a Cornwall based musician, eclectic songwriter and front man of internationally acclaimed band Wille and the Bandits.

He embarks on a solo tour of the UK, performing their acoustic songs like Under the Grove which is no longer played in the Bandits’ set.

Wille hopes to raise awareness of homelessness in the UK and help raise money through a charity single. The tour will cross the south of the UK; between shows Wille will volunteer with charities that support those who find themselves homeless or at risk of homelessness, he hopes to be able to gain some insight into the lives of some of the UK’s 320,000 homeless (Shelter, the National Campaign for Homeless People Limited).

The tour will be followed by the release of a single which will be targeted for a Christmas release; proceeds of the sale of this single will go to Crisis and The Big Issue to help support the work they do with those who unfortunately find themselves homeless in the UK.

WHY? A unique seated solo gig from Wille, raising awareness of homelessness

'Socially aware lyrics and planet hopping instrumentation makes for the most refreshing sound heard in ages' Classic Rock Magazine

Studio
£10

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NT Live: Present Laughter

Captured live from The Old Vic.

Andrew Scott stars in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy. A giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Run time: 180 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Jayde Adams' The Ballad Of Kylie Jenner's Old Face

As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats does Countdown, Comedy Central's Roast Battle & BBC's upcoming TV show Good Omens.

In 2019 if you want to be a 'successful independent woman person' you better have something you want to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. In her SBJ™ Jayde will rifle through all the noise and self-promotion and figure out what's actually going on.

WHY? 'She’s a star' The Guardian

Studio
£12

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Acrylics: Urban Industrial Landscapes - Towards Abstraction

Led by Karen Carter

Explore the textures, shapes and decay of urban industrial landscapes. Through a semi abstract approach we will produce dramatic images combining charcoal, paint and textural surfaces.

A basic experience of acrylics is desirable.

Fri 29 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | plus £2 materiel fee

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Winter Floral Tales with Mig Kimpton

Multi award winning floral designer Mig Kimpton returns with a brand new unique show this winter.

Mig combines his theatrical past with his extensive experience of working with flowers, to provide an evening of flowers, fun and wintry excitement!

Join him as he takes you on a journey through a magical wood and meets some well-known characters. But will he get eaten by the wolf? Help the three little pigs to build a new home? Or let you win one of his exquisite designs to take home... you will just have to come and find out!

WHY? Watch him create from scratch, stunning floral designs fit for any and every home

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

@migkim
@nordenfarm

Mig Kimpton's website

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Enter the Dragons

Expect fantastical characters, ridiculous puppetry, extreme wigs, physical comedy and delightfully dark humour. Sixty minutes of laugh-out-loud joy, dissent and touching humility for anyone who is considering ageing.

Enter the Dragons is an hilarious, surreal odyssey through the challenges of growing older, which explodes myths about beauty, sex and femininity.

An archetypal Hero is reframed as a mature woman in the modern world. Gripped with
fear at her advancing years, she sets off on an epic quest to defeat Chronos, the god of time, and halt the inevitable - ageing. Will she succeed?

Written and performed by Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards

WHY? ‘Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards are a brilliant comedy coupling: the writing is sharp as a witch’s nose’ Total Theatre

‘Utterly hilarious, simply ingenious’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Suitable for ages 16+ years.
(contains strong language and nudity)

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@aecomedy
<a target="
blank" href="https://twitter.com/nordenfarm?lang=en">@nordenfarm

Presented by A & E comedy

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Align and Flow Yoga - Drop In Session

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

Tone, stretch, strengthen, calm and renew with Deborah in this friendly and inspiring dynamic yoga class, with a precise alignment focus and always time at the end for relaxation.

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

Autumn

Sat 30 Nov and Sat 7 Dec
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Japanese Blue Landscape in Watercolour and Gouache

Led by Caroline Crawford

Referencing Ancient paintings of Japanese mountains. Students will work with Windsor & Newton watercolours to create a mountainscape, featuring line, tonal washes and solid colour detail.

Sat 30 Nov
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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Ed Gamble - Blizzard

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@nordenfarm
@EdGambleComedy

Ed Gamble's Website

  •  30 Nov SOLD OUT
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The Vinyl Frontier: Another Evening with Pete Smith

Join host Jeff Lloyd for an evening of trivia, chat and fun!

Pete is largely unknown outside of his Henley home and that’s because, according to Harvey Goldsmith, he did such a great job of organising Live Aid in 1985.

Pete returns for a second evening with his incredible Live Aid tales and will bring his recently finished Live Aid book (in aid of the Band Aid Trust). Hear intimate stories of Bowie, Freddie and Elton (and many more besides) plus the vinyl versions of some of the songs featured in the event.

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

Studio
£8

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Christmas Table Decoration

Led by Louise Temple

Learn some floristry tips to create the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one to take home and enjoy.

Sun 1 Dec
4pm-6pm
£35 per session plus £15 materials fee

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St John's Chamber Orchestra

Jacky Zhang (piano)
Gemma Ayton (violin)
Benedict Bradley (violin)
Ashwin Tennant (piano)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No.2: Romance No.1 in F;
Romance No.2 in G; Piano Concerto no.3

St John’s Chamber Orchestra launches its 40th anniversary season with an evening devoted to Beethoven.

WHY? The concert continues the Orchestra’s long commitment to young talent, with four outstanding teenage soloists

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

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Darren Harriott – Good Heart Yute

Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person.

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

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

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

Studio
£12.50

@DarrenHarriott
@nordenfarm

Darren Harriott's website

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Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to cinemas this festive season.

This beautifully reimagined production, co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.

King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences…

WHY? This critically acclaimed production was the first in the hugely successful Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live season that was broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year in 2015

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Joni Mitchell Project - My Blue

The jazz/folk vocalist brings a dedication to the life and music of Joni Mitchell.

Ella demonstrates a sensitive and dynamic approach to Mitchell's lyric driven songs. The band features Partikel's Duncan Eagles (tenor saxophone), Matt Robinson (piano), Alex Munk (guitar), Max Luthert (double bass) and Tim Nugent (drums).  

WHY? As well as a mixture of Joni Mitchell's songs, Ella will be singing some fine classic jazz standards

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

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The Thinking Drinkers - Heroes of Hooch

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

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

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16


@thinkingdrinks
@nordenfarm

Thinking Drinkers' website

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Parade

The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade returns to illuminate Maidenhead on Saturday 7 December!

Featuring live music and entertainment, street food, licenced bar and hot drinks. Free to attend and open to all! And you don't need a lantern to take part - just come down and celebrate with the community.

Get involved at our Lantern Making workshops, running throughout November and December.

Create an animal inspired lantern by weaving and decorating willow. Our expert lantern makers will guide you through the process and you will have a lantern ready to illuminate at the parade.


Lantern Making Workshops

Town Centre Saturday Drop In Workshops

Short and sweet lantern making - get parade ready in just 20 minutes! Drop in to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night

Sat 16, 23, 30 Nov

10am - 4pm (drop in)

£4 per person | Suitable for 3+ years

Norden Farm Sunday Workshops

Across 2 hours weave an intricate animal inspired willow frame ahead of covering and decorating.

Sun 17 and 24 Nov and Sun 1 Dec

10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm

£7 per person | Suitable for 6+ years

Lantern Making 2.0

Work as a group, guided by a professional practitioner, to create a large scale willow structure which will shine bright in Norden Farm's Lantern Parade. Pre-booking is essential.

Sat 23 Nov

10am - 4pm

£17.50 per person | Suitable for teens and adults

  •   7 Dec FREE
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U2Baby

U2Baby capture the unique sound of legendary band U2 as well as the look.

Their Bono sings exactly like the real thing, putting on a great show with star swagger. They have performed internationally in theatres and at festivals.

WHY? Expect all the band's legendary hits, including With or Without You, One and Where the Streets Have No Name

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@theu2tributeuk
@nordenfarm

U2Baby website

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3D Printing Workshops - Miniature Building Planter

Led by Handy Dan's 3D Prints

Learn how to design and 3D print personalised items. Participants will need to bring their laptops and have an account for Tinkercad (This software is free and works on all computers).

Sun 8 Dec
11am – 4pm
£30

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The Big Band at Christmas with Five Star Swing

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£15 conc)

@fivestarswing
@nordenfarm

Five Star Swing website

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ROH Live: Coppelia

Live screening (Tuesday)

A story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score. A Christmas treat for the whole family!

Run time: 150 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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John Fisher and IDMC Gospel Soul Choir

John Fisher and IDMC bring their multiple award winning, infectious gospel sound.

They perform traditional songs and tracks from their albums that span the past 25 years. The choir have collaborated with artists such as Michael Bublé, Luciano Pavarotti, Heather Small and Sting.

WHY? Be ready to stand up and dance with a choir that bring energy and love to everywhere they perform

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 concession)

@IDMCGeneva
<a target="
blank" href="https://twitter.com/nordenfarm?lang=en">@nordenfarm

IDMC Gospel Choir's website

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Stephen K Amos: Everyman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@stephenkamos
@nordenfarm

Stephen K Amos' website

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Christmas 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 Gorden’s and The Willow Tree. No experience necessary!

WHY? A perfect social event for Christmas parties

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Glymjack

Frontman Greg McDonald is joined by fiddle virtuoso Gemma Gayner and melodeon ace Saul Bailey.

They deliver a high energy set of hard-hitting original songs and English folk tunes. Away from Glymjack, Greg plays in The Phil Beer Band and has composed music for films including Alan Partridge.

WHY? Glymjack’s acoustic trio has been described as ‘Show of Hands meets Eliza Carthy’ and hailed as ‘folk with attitude’ by Froots

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card Holders)

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

@glymjack
@nordenfarm

Glymjack's website

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Charity Concert - Plastic Oceans UK

Featuring songs from the shows, big band sounds and Christmas music. Conducted by Peter Ripper.

WHY? A great night out for all the family!

Courtyard Theatre
£8

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The Albion Christmas Band

Simon Nicol, Kellie While and Simon Care join once again with the founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings.

The Albion Christmas Show is a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word, Christmas songs and humorous readings. The perfect way to start your festivities!

WHY? This year’s tour features material from the band’s brand new album, alongside old favourites from their back catalogue

Courtyard Theatre
£22

@albionxmas
@nordenfarm

The Albion Christmas Band's website

Presented by RM Promotions

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Jim Mullen (guitar)

One of the world's leading jazz guitarists and an icon of the UK jazz scene.

He’s known for his work with Average White Band and being one half of jazz funk band Morrissey-Mullen. He performs with his rhythm section of choice Bobby Worth (drums), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? ‘Mullen’s palette of raunchy blues, graceful bebop and purring tenderness still glows’ The Guardian

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Presented by Jazz at the Farm

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The Vinyl Frontier: My Favourite vs Your Favourite

Join host Jeff Lloyd for an evening of music, trivia and fun!

The most popular event of last year returns for a Christmas special!

Some of the Vinyl Frontier audience have chosen tracks from specific categories and will match their choice against your host’s in a battle of taste. The audience votes on the winner of each and hopefully another diplomatic 3-3 draw ensues!

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A Festive Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville

Have you been naughty or nice this year?

Whatever the answer, Hundred Watt Club's glorious gift to you is this hot toddy of a show!

Jam packed full of festive, glittering showgirls, bawdy comedy, classic vaudeville and awe inspiring circus acts. Always seductive, always sublime and always that little bit ridiculous - enjoy an evening of vintage inspired, Christmas themed entertainment.

‘Harking back to the gin drenched halcyon days of a grimy Berlin nightclub in the 1930s, The Hundred Watt Club sparkles, fizzles, and shines brightly on a dark night’ Fringe Review

Hundred Watt Club employ and embrace adult themes, strong language and partial nudity - not for the faint hearted or easily offended!

There’s no dress code: Hundred Watt Club love it when their audiences dress in their vintage finery and red-carpet glamour, but if you're more comfy in jeans and sneakers - wear them!

WHY? The perfect festive night out!

Age Suitability 18+ years.

Courtyard
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

Presented by Hundred Watt Club

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New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm 2019

Heck yeah, it’s our most glamorous, glittering hoedown yet!

Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2020! Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine for an evening of music and all types of barn dancing on the Courtyard Theatre dance floor. Featuring sparkling sing along sets in our Studio Saloon Bar, hosted by cabaret star Miss Em. Dust off your cowboy hats, rhinestone adorned outfits or most glamorous attire for a night of unforgettable fun at the Farm!

WHY? A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Age guidance 12+ years

Norden Farm
£20 before 31 October, £25 after
Supporters £17 before 31 October, £22 after

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New Year's Day Concert

The annual sell out concert returns for the 19th and final year.

Full programme details to be announced shortly.

WHY? Including Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and favourite works by JS Bach and Vivaldi

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

Presented by St John's Chamber Players

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Chance to Dance CIC Showcase

Join Victoria and the team in a celebration of dance with the students at Chance to Dance Stars CIC.

A spectacular performance of dance and singing.

WHY? A magical showcase of all the students hard work over the past year that they wish to share with friends and family

Choreographed by Victoria Andrews, Laura Coventry and Nicci Ashton.

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£5 under 16s)

Chance to Dance Stars CIC website

SOLD OUT
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Nicky's Family - Holocaust Memorial Day Event

Join us for a panel discussion, featuring special guests, followed by a screening of the film Nicky's Family.

Nicky's Family tells the remarkable true story of Maidenhead resident Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued over 600 children at the outbreak of World War II.

  •  27 Jan
LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Phil Wang - Philly Philly Wang Wang

The 2019 Edinburgh Fringe sell-out hit!

Following a sell-out 2018 tour, and fresh from a 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run that sold out in advance, Phil ‘Philly Philly Wang Wang’ Wang is back on tour with his newest show.

Phil has made a name for himself (that name being Phil Wang) exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell!

WHY? As seen on Taskmaster, Live at the Apollo and Netflix.

‘This is intoxicating stuff’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

’Stand-up dreamland’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

One of British comedy's most exciting talents (although she's Danish), winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award, a cult podcaster and now the author of the hugely successful book Happy Fat, Sofie Hagen returns to Maidenhead with a brand new show direct from the Edinburgh Fringe.

A show about the things you forget, the things you remember, and the things you wish you could forget. But also, there's a bit about bums.

An evening of brilliant stand-up from a fast-rising star.

WHY? As seen and heard on BBC3, BBC1, Radio 4, Comedy Central and Channel 4

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Clinton Baptiste in The Paranormalist Returns

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£18

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

@realclintonb
@nordenfarm

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Flo & Joan - Before the Screaming Starts

Following last year’s sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, London's Soho Theatre, national UK tour and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have a new hour of their dark and waggish songs to parade about the place.

“These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute,wiping away a tear the next” The Telegraph

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

Courtyard Theatre
£14

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Kendal Mountain Festival - UK Tour 2020

Fire up your imagination and join us for a thrilling night of adventure.

Watch a brand new collection of short films on the big screen – stories of human endurance, breathtaking environments and soul-stirring journeys. Plus hear from one of the world’s top adventurers, who’ll join us on stage to share tales from their explorations.

Festival Director Steve Scott will present the evening sharing behind the scenes knowledge and explaining why these films have been chosen to be part of our International Film Programme. We'll also be giving away prizes from our fabulous tour sponsors.

WHY? 'Awesome Saturday night out @kendalmountainfestival. Watched the most awe-inspiring, jaw-droppingly beautiful line up of short films and listened to the legend @annamcnuff talk about her South American travel tales. Always honest, inspiring, crazy and funny' @sweatybettyruns | Kingston, March 2019

Courtyard Theatre
£18 standard (£10 students and under 25 years)

Kendal Mountain Festival website

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Rhys James: Snitch

Mock The Week regular and star of his own BBC Radio 4 series, Rhys James heads out on his first national tour.

In early 2019, Rhys was asked to go back to his school and inspire the Year 11s. Given that teenagers are a nightmare and there was no fee, he ghosted the teacher who had emailed. Bit of a shame really, given that he's figured out the true circle of life, has solved parenting despite having zero children, and even thinks he can predict the curriculum of schools in 50 years. Maybe he'll inspire some Year 11s in 2069.

As also seen on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, and heard on Radio 4’s The News Quiz.

WHY? ‘On the cusp of greatness’ London Evening Standard

‘Charismatic, clever and self-aware... destined for great things’ Guardian

‘Sickeningly talented… never more than a few seconds away from another punchline’ ★★★★ Time Out

‘A clever wordsmith with great timing... A cut above.’ ★★★★ Independent

‘James is flip your head back, laugh out loud, clap spontaneously, elbow the stranger next to you, snort uncontrollably and pee your pants funny.’ ★★★★★ EdFestMag

Studio
£12

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Pete Firman & The Amazing TBC

Come and witness the first and possibly final performance of The World’s Greatest Magical Double Act!

Award-winning magician/comedian Pete Firman returns with a magic show like you've never seen before.

As seen on Tonight at the London Palladium, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. Every night he will be joined by a different special guest who has no previous conjuring experience. Together they will perform jaw-dropping magic without any rehearsal. Unplanned! Unpredictable! Unwise!

'Spellbinding' List
'The new poster-boy for British comedy magic' Telegraph

Age guidance: 14+ years

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John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French)

The critically acclaimed idiot John-Luke Roberts returns to the road with another ridiculously long titled show this autumn.

In a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy, expect to not know why you are laughing once more… even when he gives you the punchline first. Jokes about staring into the Nietzschean void, the stupid decisions of kings and how Pinocchio can save the world all might make appearances in this hour of absolute silliness. But then again, maybe they won't. Who knows what could happen!

WHY? 'Freewheeling escapism... A joy' ★★★★★ Fest Magazine

'A masterpiece... The show is exquisite, with every last element fine-tuned to perform its function' ★★★★★ One4Review

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

'A hit' ★★★★ The Times

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

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

Suitable for ages 16+ years

Studio
£10

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Gold

Martin Turner and his band return to the Courtyard Theatre in to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash. The band will perform another classic album in its entirety – 1971's Pilgrimage.

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton, in 1969

Five decades later, the music of the classic line-ups of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up, which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic and drummer Tim Brown.

The Spring 2020 Wishbone Gold tour will see Martin and his band performing 1971’s iconic Pilgrimage album – as well as other favourites from the classic era of Wishbone Ash, including Argus highlights.

WHY? The Wishbone Gold tour will mark the very first time Pilgrimage has been performed in its entirety on stage and this tour is an event that no Wishbone Ash aficionado will want to miss

Courtyard Theatre
£19

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Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps - Travel & Comedy in The Danger Zone

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV.

And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live.

Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger.

Why? The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@domjoly
@nordenfarm

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Tommy Fleming - Voice of Hope II

RM Promotions presents

For almost 30 years, Tommy Fleming has been honing his craft and entertaining the masses with his extraordinary talent. His worldwide success has made him a household name in many homes across the globe and his fan base is growing year on year. It’s not hard to see why, music is a universal language and one Tommy is undoubtedly fluent in.

The one comment that is repeated from Dublin to Darwin and beyond, is the incredible effect Tommy’s voice has as he turns each song into his own with his unique and powerful style - touching emotions in you that only music can reach. While Tommy’s music may be difficult to classify, fans use such words as 'deeply emotional, romantic and sincere' to describe the feelings it evokes. One reviewer described his music as falling into a genre of Symphonic Pop that still awaits a name. A Tommy Fleming concert is a musical experience not to be missed that has a universal appeal to all ages and backgrounds.

Tommy is famous for his own arrangement of Danny Boy, Isle of Inisfree and Hard Times - all songs that you know and love but have never heard until you hear Tommy Fleming’s versions. He also covers songs from You Raise Me Up, Bridge over Troubled Waters and' From a Distance' along with many more contemporary numbers.

Such is his success, he has also toured with the great Elaine Paige and Kenny Rogers in recent years and recorded duets with Vince Gill, Christy Hennessy, Phil Coulter, Lucie Silvas, Cara Dillon, Eleanor Shanley, De Dannan and Mark Vincent to name but a few.

Courtyard Theatre
£26

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John Challis - Only Fools And Boycie

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

WHY? Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay

Courtyard Theatre
£19

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Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

TV favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show.

At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s knot.

Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.

Recent TV includes Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible, she’s a regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.

WHY? ‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald

‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful‘ The Telegraph

Age Guidance 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

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