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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

If the tutor is unavailable for a session, a replacement will be provided wherever possible.

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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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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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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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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

  •  22 Nov SOLD OUT
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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

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

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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Musical Memories

Led by Rona Topaz

A sociable choir for people living with dementia, led by a professional singer.

Even if you think you can’t sing a note, join in with popular jazz, pop and movie theme tunes from the 1940s through to 1980s. Songs covered include Fly Me To the Moon, Que Sera Sera, Edelweiss, You Are My Sunshine, King of the Road and more!

Carers don’t have to be present, so it’s a chance to have a little respite and relax in the Café Bar.

Fri 20 Sept - 20 Dec (exc 1 and 15 Nov)
2pm – 3pm
£6 per session, including one free carer

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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

  •  22 Nov
  •  29 Nov
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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.

  •  23 Nov
  •  30 Nov
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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!

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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

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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.

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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

If the tutor is unavailable for a session, a replacement will be provided wherever possible.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 6 Nov - A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
Wed 4 Dec - Circe by Madeline Miller


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.

  •   4 Dec SOLD OUT
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Life Drawing

Led by Chris Bryant.

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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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 from The Brass Funkeys who bring pumping brass driven funk to lead you on the route!

Plus 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.


4.30pm - Live music and entertainment

5pm - Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall

5.45pm – 6.15pm - Live music and entertainment continues

6.30pm - 9pm Gig featuring The Brass Funkeys taking place in The Desborough Suite


Not taken part in the Lantern Parade before? or have a questions about what it's all about? Download our handy FAQs here

If you can't find the answer you are looking for, give our team a call on 01628 682563


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


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


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 16+ years. Young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied with a paying adult.


  •   7 Dec FREE
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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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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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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.

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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, 6 Nov and 11 Dec
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

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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 and 27 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

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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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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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Art Daze

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

£100 (£90 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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Next Steps Dance Intensive

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for three jam packed days.

Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique in class, learn routines and create your own choreography.

Suitable for ages 8+ years. No audition necessary.

£100 (£90 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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