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Art Week

Join Lucy Wright on a creative adventure this summer.

Over four days you will create artworks to display in a magical art gallery where the artwork comes to life.

Exploring artists from around the world you will create costumes, sculpture, paintings and so much more in an art extravaganza which culminates in a final exhibition... with a twist. As we wander through the gallery the pieces will begin to tell their own stories as if under a spell.

This fun and energetic course is perfect for artists and makers of all kinds, providing a stimulating and creative way to spend the summer, come along and set your imagination free!

Suitable for ages 8 – 14 years.

Tues 16 – Fri 19 Aug | 11am – 4pm
£160 | £145 Advantage Card Holders

Due to staff shortages our kitchen will be closed until Tuesday 6 September. The bar will remain open as normal. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Summer Treasure Hunt

Norden Farm are getting into the summer vibe this year with a beach themed treasure hunt around the building.

Follow the clues to complete Michael Rosen’s sea-inspired poem Over My Toes and then get creative composing your own poems and pictures.

The treasure hunt is tactile and the clues are suitable for children with visual impairments (with adult assistance). You can also scan a QR code to listen to Michael Rosen reading his poem once you have completed the trail.

We’d love to read your creations and share your experiences of taking part in our treasure hunt. Tag us in your pictures @nordenfarm on Instagram and Twitter / @nordenfarmcentreforthearts on Facebook!

Fri 22 Jul – Thur 25 Aug

Free to take part

Treasure Hunt sheets are available from Box Office or Café Bar.


Text copyright © 1986 Michael Rosen ‘Over My Toes’ from BANANAS IN MY EARS Written by Michael Rosen & Illustrated by Quentin Blake Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd, London, SE11 5HJ www.walker.co.uk

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Arts and Crafts Session

Led by Jess Thompson and Kayleigh Robinson

Join Norden Farm for an hour of summer art, get crafty in the sunshine with these fun and inspirational craft sessions!

Fri 29 Jul 11.30am
Led by Kayleigh Robinson

Sun Prints and Frames
Harness the power of sunlight to create fun images on special paper. Design your print using objects to create the shape on the paper. Once finished, display your creation in a frame you can decorate and take home!

Fri 5 Aug 11.30am
Led by Kayleigh Robinson

Wooden Sea Scene and Suncatchers
Use paints and pens to design your very own suncatcher and make and design your own 3D wooden sea scene to display by your window!

Wed 17 Aug 11.30am
Led by Jess Thompson
Pirate's parakeets! Create your own bird friend to perch on your wrist.

Wed 24 Aug 11.30am
Led by Jess Thompson
Cool off with this mixed media ice-cream art session, using print making, painting and collage techniques to create fabulous ice cream art.

£4 per child

Suitable for ages 3 - 8 years
All materials provided; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please wear scruffy clothes as we will be using paint and glue.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

Due to staff shortages our kitchen will be closed until Tuesday 6 September. The bar will remain open as normal. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.


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DC League of Super Pets (PG)

Dir: Jared Stern and Sam Levine 2021 | 105 mins

Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack - Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel - to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.

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

Relaxed screening
The screening on Thur 18 Aug 2pm is Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed.

Due to staff shortages our kitchen will be closed until Tuesday 6 September. The bar will remain open as normal. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Lightyear (PG)

Dir: Angus MacLane 2022 | 100 mins

The definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear - the hero who inspired the toy - introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans. Join Buzz as he embarks on an intergalactic adventure with a group of ambitious recruits and his robot companion.

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

Due to staff shortages our kitchen will be closed until Tuesday 6 September. The bar will remain open as normal. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Leo's Circus Student Showcase

A spectacular circus showcase from the students of Leo's Circus!

Expect incredible performances in silks, rope, hoop & trapeze!

It's showtime! We're bringing you a night of spectacular and aerial performance put together by the students at Leo's Circus.

They have been working on their circus skills and are ready to put on their firs circus show.

Expect to see an exciting display of acts on aerial silks, rope, hoop, and trapeze. The show will bring a variety of circus artists together with mind-blowing performances and jaw-dropping acts that will keep you on your toes!

Our 10 spectacular performances by the students at Leo’s Circus will keep you on the edge of your seat!

See the gravity-defying feats and enjoy an evening out with your family and friends!

Let this be an inspiration to the next generation of aerial artists.

Courtyard Theatre
£15
£8 under 15s
Under 3s - FREE (please select 'Free seat' ticket option)
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £40

Due to staff shortages our kitchen will be closed until Tuesday 6 September. The bar will remain open as normal. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Family Concertini with the Estrellas

Grab your tiny dancers and join us for 45 minutes of the biggest soul and Motown sounds of the 60’s!

Shaking it up with some fun dance routines and topping it off with plenty of interactive disco fever this upbeat all singing all dancing 60’s act are sure to have the even the tiredest of feet tapping.

Age guidance 0 - 8 years.

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

Click here to visit the Concertini website

Due to staff shortages our kitchen will be closed until Tuesday 6 September. The bar will remain open as normal. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Kite Making Workshops

Get involved at Kite Making Workshops this summer, then see your creation take to the sky!

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers Community Kite Project.

In these family friendly sessions our practitioners will guide you through the process of making the Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at the Kite Festival which takes place in Boyn Grove Park on Sunday 4 September.


Kite Making Workshops

Saturday 6 August | 2pm – 3pm and 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Thursday 25 August | 2pm – 3pm and 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £6 per person.

Pre booking for Kite Workshops is highly recommended.

If you have tickets for a workshop you are guaranteed to make a kite at the session. During each session we may have a small number of tickets available on the door but to avoid disappointment please pre book.


Please note this is a Drop-In Workshop:
You can make a kite in around 20 – 30 minutes with a bit of adult support! So you can turn up at any time during the session. But do make sure you leave enough time to get here, get park and get into the session!

These workshops have been kindly subsidised by funding from The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation and Berkshire Community Foundation.

Due to staff shortages our kitchen will be closed until Tuesday 6 September. The bar will remain open as normal. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Kite Festival

Kite Flying • Food • Bar • Live Music • Entertainment • Kite Decorating

Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our Community Kite Festival on Sunday 4 September between 12pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!

Round off the summer holidays in style with an afternoon of fun for all the community! Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill.

You can also purchase a Kite Decorating Kit on the day (subject to availability). Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include food from local vendors and a bar.

Don't forget to bring along your picnic blanket or camping chairs and get set for an unmissable afternoon of entertainment.

Entertainment

Enjoy live music from The Dhol Collective and Lewis & Bros; plus dancing and performance from Movema and A Bird in the Hand Theatre.


Food and Drink

Grab a refreshing drink from our festival bar and a bite to eat from food stalls include Ka Na, Get Whisked Away, Greeklicious, Epic Brownies, Jessie's Coffee Van and Presto Italian.

FREE EVENT

Sun 4 Sept

12pm - 4pm


Kite Making Workshops this Summer

Join in by creating your own kite at one of our Kite Making Workshops on Sat 6 and Thur 25 Aug at 2pm and 3.30pm.


The Kite Festival is kindly supported by funding from The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation and Berkshire Community Foundation.


  •   4 Sep FREE
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Creative Mindfulness For Children (Aged for 4-7 years)

Led by Stella Chenery

Children will learn to:
• Recognise and understand feelings, thoughts and emotions
• Focus the mind
• Cultivate kindness and compassion towards themselves and others
• Relax and calm their minds and bodies
• Express their feelings

Through creative activities, art, sound, stories, meditations, visualizations and discussion.

Suitable for ages 4 - 7 years.

Sat 10 Sept, 8 Oct, 5 Nov, 17 Dec
11am - 11.45am
£10 per child, per session

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Creative Mindfulness For Children (Aged 8 - 11 years)

Led by Stella Chenery

Children will learn to:
• Recognise and understand feelings, thoughts and emotions
• Focus the mind
• Cultivate kindness and compassion towards themselves and others
• Relax and calm their minds and bodies
• Express their feelings

Through creative activities, art, sound, stories, meditations, visualizations and discussion.

Suitable for ages 8 - 11 years.

Sat 10 Sept, 8 Oct, 5 Nov, 17 Dec
12pm - 12.45pm
£10 per child, per session

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Creative Mindfulness For Children (Aged 12 - 15 years)

Led by Stella Chenery

Participants will learn to:
• Recognise and acknowledge feelings
• Create healthy coping strategies for their emotions, stresses and anxieties
• Slow down the busy mind and improve focus & concentration
• Cultivate compassion for others & kindness for themselves
• Boost confidence and self esteem
• Build positive relationships with others
• Bring mindfulness into their everyday lives

Through the use of mindfulness techniques, meditations, discussion, creative activities and art. Art ability is not important - all activities are focused on the process of creating as a mindful and relaxing practise rather than the end result.

Suitable for ages 12 - 15 years.

Sat 10 Sept, 8 Oct, 5 Nov, 17 Dec
1pm - 2pm
£10 per child, per session

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Underwater

A dance theatre show for babies and their grown ups.

Come with us on a magical journey into the deep blue sea in this beautiful dance theatre piece, created especially for babies aged 0 - 2 years and their parents or carers.

A ballerina wakes from a dreamy sleep and finds herself in the ocean, a comforting world of blue lights and bubbles. As she explores her gorgeous new home, she meets an octopus –  and the pair quickly form a loving friendship beneath the waves, dancing a duet to a twinkling soundtrack that features some familiar melodies.

This multi-sensory show is sure to engage and stimulate your baby’s imagination – and there’s plenty for adults to enjoy too!

Studio
£20 per adult and child

Image credit: Celia Topping

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The Naughty Fox

Snuggle up in a magical den with comfy creatures - Honk, Splash and TaWit TaWoo - as they teach The Naughty Fox a very important lesson: it's better to share.

Set in the magical forest, Fox goes on an adventure to learn from the Aurora that sharing is caring.

Feel your way through the immersive, multisensory journey of friendship and play for little ones and their grown-ups. Fully accessible and relaxed.

'Just seen The Naughty Fox, it's an absolute delight, a multisensory show for littleuns!' Maddie Moate, CBeebies

Experience a world of puppetry, music, light projection and bubbly energy as our two storytellers bring household objects to life.

'My eldest (3) never shares… when we got home with our naughty foxes, he kept sharing because “sharing is good mummy!” Parent feedback

The show integrates creative captions for deaf and hard of hearing audience members.

All performances are relaxed.

Age guidance 0 - 5 years.

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

Produced by Toucan Theatre.
Supported by Arts Council England and Stage One.
Originally supported by The Marlowe, Canterbury.

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Spy Monkey

A new comedy dance film featuring popular characters from the Indian epic, the Ramayana, including interaction with the cast – live, at your venue!

Princess Sita is missing. Rumours are afoot that the dastardly ten-headed King Ravana has something to do with her disappearance. But he better watch out, as Hanuman, a brave and intrepid Monkey Intelligence Officer, is embarking on a treacherous mission determined to locate Sita and deliver a top-secret message that promises to foil Ravana’s wicked plans.

Spy Monkey is a fun movie experience specially designed for young audiences, with a difference! Meet the Spy Monkey film characters, uncover a secret trail and participate in Hip Hop and contemporary South Asian dance workshops.

Intrigued? Slip on your spy glasses, bring your dancing feet and uncover some juicy information about the Diwali story!

Age guidance 4+ years.

Presented by ATMA Dance.

Studio
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40
Run time 75 mins

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Spooky Concertini with Johnny and the Raindrops

Looking for something Spooky to do over half term? Why not introduce your little one's to the magic of live music.

Johnny and the Raindrops play gigs for cool kids and their families. The band's jump-up-and-down-rocking-and-rolling-can’t-sit-down-best-time-ever music is brought to life with a whole heap of help from the audience.

Full of spooky songs to get you and the kids shakin' like a Skeleton, moanin' like a
Zombie and stompin' like a Monster. Johnny and the Raindrops promise to get children
and grown-ups dancing and moving, singing and grooving.

Meet the monster with 12 belly buttons, fall in love with the bat with the broken wing and wiggle along with the five Halloween worms.

Age guidance 0 - 8 years.

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

Johnny and the Raindrops website

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One Snowy Night

A Tale from Percy’s Park by Nick Butterworth.

One winter's night it was so cold it began to snow
Great big snowflakes fell past the window of Percy's hut…


Percy the Park keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter’s night Percy finds his little friends shivering on the doorstep – they need more than food and he must find a way to help them…

A snuggly, fun and heart-warming story, with songs to sing along to and furry friends to meet.

‘Magical – an ideal introduction to the theatre for children’ ★★★★★ The Stage

Created by Slot Machine, the company that brought the hit Christmas shows Miki and Kipper's Snowy Day to Norden Farm.

‘A little gem! ...Very creative and so much fun. Our daughter couldn't stop laughing out loud’ ★★★★★ Netmums

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Relaxed Performances
The performances on Saturday 3 December at 11am and Wednesday 28 December at 11am are Relaxed. Ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

Signed Performance
The performance on Wednesday 21 December at 11am will be signed.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | £13 under 16s
£52 Family & Friends (4 people)
£48 Family & Friends Early Bird Offer! (if booked before Wednesday 31 August)

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