browse events by category

future events tagged classes & workshops

C
C
M

Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

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

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

Wednesdays (exc 14 Feb, 4 Apr, 11 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 | £4 siblings

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

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

C

Zumba

Led by Annet Bowler.

Party yourself into shape with the Zumba® programme.

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

SOLD OUT
C

Floristry Night School: Christmas Table Decorations

Led by Louise Temple

Design and create your very own Christmas candle table decoration to take home and enjoy over the festive period.

Thur 14 Dec
7pm – 9pm
£35 plus £5 materials fee

Suitable for 18+ years

  •  14 Dec SOLD OUT
C

Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

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

Spring
Fri 12 Jan – 9 Feb, 23 Feb – 23 Mar and 20 Apr – 18 May
Intermediate | 9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

C
C

Little Wrigglers

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

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

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

C

Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

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

Spring
Fri 12 Jan – 9 Feb, 23 Feb – 23 Mar and 20 Apr – 18 May
11am – 12.15pm
£35 per 5 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

C

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 4 Sept – 18 Dec (no class 23, 30 Oct & 13 Nov)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

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

Suitable for 18+ years

C

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 4 Sept – 18 Dec (no class 23, 30 Oct & 13 Nov)
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£7 per class

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

Suitable for 18+ years

C

Body Control Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

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

Autumn
Tues 12 Sept – 3 Oct, 31 Oct – 21 Nov and 28 Nov – 19 Dec
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£40 per 4 week course

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

Suitable for 18+ years

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

C
C

Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

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

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

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

C

Yoga & Meditation

Led by Julie Potter

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

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years

C
C
D

Tutus - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

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

C
V

Starting with Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall.

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years

C
C
D

Tutus - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

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

C
C
D

Bollywood Dance

Led by Geeta Rai

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

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

Suitable for 6+ years.

C
C

Digi Den II

Led by DJ Mhlanga

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

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

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

C
C
D

Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton

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

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

Suitable for 9+ years.

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

C
M

Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
D

Drama Classes for Adults

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

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

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
C
T

Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

C

Book Club

Price includes a drink from the bar.

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

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
M

Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
M

Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
V

Paper Craft

Led by Catherine Smith.

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years

SOLD OUT
C
M

Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Spring
Thur 11 Jan 11 – 8 Feb, 22 Feb – 22 Mar and 19 Apr – 17 May
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

SOLD OUT
C

Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

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

Spring
Fri 12 Jan – 9 Feb and 23 Feb – 23 Mar
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
C
D

Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

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

Suitable for ages 2+ years.


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

C
V

Linoprinting Made Easy

Led by Karen Carter.

A fun, creative day suitable for complete beginners and those wanting to refresh their skills.

Learn all the basics of this simple printing process and produce a set of single & multi-colour prints in this structured but relaxed workshop. We will look at creating a design, safe cutting techniques, and printing by hand using a variety of approaches. No experience necessary - lots of demonstrations and individual help.

Fri 12 Jan
10.30 – 3.30
£38 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus £5 materials fee to tutor. Suitable for all levels of experience

SOLD OUT
C

Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson

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

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

Spring
Fri 12 Jan – 9 Feb and 23 Feb – 23 Mar
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

F
C

Wine Club

Led by The Wine Inspector.

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years

C

Align & 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.

Autumn
Sat 9 Sept (drop in) - Sat 9 Dec (exc 28 Oct)
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term (from 16 Sept)
Suitable for 18+ years

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

C

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.

Sat 13 Jan (drop in) – 28 Apr (exc 17 Feb, 24 Mar, 31 Mar)
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class (£96 per 12 week term)

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
D

Fit Steps

Led by Julie Antonsen.

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
V

Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years

F
C
C

Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

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

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

Stories on Sunday 12 November:
The Magical Flying Carpet and a Patchwork of Other Fantastical Tales

£3 per person (45 mins)

D
C

Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen.

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

No partner necessary.

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

Suitable for 18+ years

C

Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

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

Christmas Peace
Tues 12 Dec
An opportunity to step away from all the usual frantic Christmas preparations and hold an intention to embody the peace and goodwill of the season.

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

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

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

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

7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

C
V

Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Amanda Schenk.

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

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

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

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years

C
C
T

Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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


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


£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

C
C
T

Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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


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


£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

C
C
T

Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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


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


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

C
C
T

Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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


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


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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

C
V

Monoprint and Mixed Media

Led by Karen Carter.

Through a series of experiments spend a day learning the art of monoprinting. Working primarily with direct or ‘drawn’ monoprints we will play with markmaking, working on collaged and painted backgrounds, combining layers and incorporating pastel and washes.

A fun and informal day – no experience necessary. Lots of demonstrations and individual help.

Fri 19 Jan
10.30 – 3.30
£38 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus £5 materials fee to tutor. Suitable for all levels of experience

C
V

Below the Surface

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Goldfish pond study in watercolour, coloured pencils and charcoal.

Students are shown all stages to this piece with demonstrations and one to one guidance. The colourful piece shows the gentle movement of fish below a watery surface.

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

Sat 20 Jan
10am - 3pm
£38 per session

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
C
T

Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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


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


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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

SOLD OUT
C
V

Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners can create up to three pieces and there are projects to follow if you wish, to help you learn techniques and make beautiful pieces of jewellery. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Materials cost to tutor dependent on weight of what you make.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
F

Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

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

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

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

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

C
V

Transfer, Print, Paint and Layer

Led by Karen Carter.

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

No experience needed.

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

C
V

Tiger Lilies in Inks RHS Style

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Tigerlillys in inks RHS style in inks and pencils.

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

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

Sat 3 Feb
10am - 3pm
£38 per session

Suitable for 18+ years.

C

Alexander Technique

Led by Martin Smith

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

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

Sun 11 Feb
2.30pm – 5pm
£30

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
V

Colour and Climate

Led by Jo Hall.

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

Sat 17 Feb
10am – 3pm
£38

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
C
V

Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey

Giving children the opportunity to learn and explore through exciting and fun art activities – and we do all the clearing up!

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

Suitable for ages 6+ months.


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

C
V

Composing from Photographs

Led by Jo Hall.

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
V

Charcoal, Ink, Resist: Winter Landscapes

Led by Karen Carter.

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

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

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years

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

C

Introduction to Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker

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

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

Sat 3 Mar
10am – 4pm
£50

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

C
V

Portrait Drawing (Beginners)

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

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

Sat 3 Mar (Beginner)
10am – 3pm
£34

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
V

Acrylics: Painting the Coast

Led by Karen Carter.

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

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

A basic knowledge of acrylics is useful.

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

Suitable for 18+ years

Materials to be supplied by participant.

C
V

Blossom Bird with Ink and Watercolour

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Blossom bird with inks and watercolour.

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

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

Sat 10 Mar
10am - 3pm
£38 per session

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
V

Spring Flowers in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall.

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

Sat 17 Mar
10am – 3pm
£38

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
V

Acrylics: Contemporary Impressionist Landscape

Led by Karen Carter.

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

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

A basic knowledge of acrylics is useful.

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

Suitable for 18+ years

Materials to be supplied by participant.

C
C
D

Jump In! Next Steps: Dance Intensive

Led By Charlie Dixon.

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for two jam packed days. Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique in class, learn routines and create your own choreography. Film and watch your work on a big screen and perform to your family and friends on the Friday.

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

Thur 31 Mar – Fri 1 Apr | 10am – 4pm

£75 (£65 Advantage Card)

C
C
V

Jump In! Art Daze

Calling all budding artists and young creatives!

Immerse yourself in three whole days of arts and crafts. Be inspired by letters, words and numbers to create individual and collaborative pieces both in 2D and 3D. Use playing cards, old books and Scrabble pieces to make car licence plates, thermometers, signs and classic phones plus lots more.

Suitable for age 8+ years.

£85 for 3 days (£75 with Advantage Card)

Tues 11 – Thur 13 Apr | 10am – 4pm

C
V

Portrait Drawing (Intermediate)

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

about 9 hours ago Jazz up your January... - https://t.co/dPySmYuFsB

about 9 hours ago From bold blues to top tributes... - https://t.co/sniM6pL1sG

about 10 hours ago We Will Rock You! - https://t.co/uHCkMyJxaW

about 11 hours ago RT @Thunderbards: TOUR! TOUR! TOUR! We're hitting the road in 2018 to bring some undiluted comedy to the good people of the UK. See you…

about 12 hours ago Big Love to 4x4Bhangra for this fab little video from Norden Farm's Annual Community Lantern Parade which took place on Saturday! We loved dancing with you!

about 18 hours ago RT @RosieMoonshyne: We can't wait for March to roll around! https://t.co/UXMwyzJURk via @nordenfarm #swingmusic #jazz

about 19 hours ago A busy day in the building today, so we are having out staff meeting in Dressing Room 4. Feeling very showbiz!

about 21 hours ago 'My little ones were transfixed from the moment they sat down, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen them sit so still!' Little Ankle Biters Berks The reviews keep flooding in for our enchanting Christmas show Miki - thanks so much for joining us Little Ankle Biters! #Miki2017 Slot Machine Theatre

1 day ago Huge thanks to the Maidenhead Advertiser for this fab coverage of Saturday's Lantern Parade! Who can spot themselves in the photos or video?

1 day ago Dust off your cowboy hat and dig out your gingham as our popular New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm event returns to ring in 2018! Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut A Shine for a night of rip-roaring music and dancing. A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve - right here on your door step! More info and tickets available here --> http://bit.ly/2z6d1Oq

 message