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Take Root

Quest Family Fest: Schools and Community Exhibition

Continue your festival exploration in the gallery. Complete a Quest. Encounter towering plants, roots in the undergrowth and creepy crawlies above and below the surface as GIANT crops grow!

Visual artists Raphaella Sapir and Amelia Pimlott have worked with students and the local community to create an environment inspired by The Enormous Turnip a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!

Norden Farm Gallery

  •  21 Apr FREE
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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.

Spring
28 Apr | 10am – 11am and 11.15am - 12.15pm
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

Summer
5 May | 10am – 11am
15 Jun | 3pm – 4pm
7 Jul | 10am – 11am
11 Aug | 10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

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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.

Spring
Tuesdays (from Tues 15 Jan, exc 19 and 26 Feb)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

Summer
Tuesdays (from Tues 7 May)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term


Budding dancers and performers are welcome to come and try our Youth Dance classes at a free trial session on Tuesday 29 January at 5.30pm.

Spaces for the free trial are limited so please book your place through our friendly Box Office on 01628 788997.

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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!

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

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

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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.

'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

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

SOLD OUT
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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!

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

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

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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.

'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

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

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.

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.


'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

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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!

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

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

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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.

'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

Thursdays or Sundays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

day dependent on availability

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!

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

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

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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.

'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

Thursdays or Sundays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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.

Spring
Saturdays (from 26 Jan, exc 23 Feb)
10am - 11am
£67 per 10 week term

Summer
Saturdays (from 11 Jan, exc 1 Jun)
10am – 11am
£67 per 10 week term


Suitable for 6+ years.

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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!

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

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

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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.


'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

Thursdays or Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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.

On Sunday 17 March the story will be The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

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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Morgan & West's Magic Show for Kids & Childish Grown-ups!

Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!

Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105!

WHY? 'Hilarious and good for all ages' Primary Times

'Hugely talented' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

'Superbly crafted' ★★★★ The Stage

60 minutes.

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

@nordenfarm
@MorganandWest

Morgan and West's website

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Half Term Concertini with The Polka Dots

Grab your tiny dancers and join us for upbeat originals and cover songs, high energy dance routines and on-stage charisma.

Vintage vocal harmony band The Polka Dots bring the best of 1940s and 50s classics - plus some modern numbers with a retro
twist!

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

WHY? Guaranteed to have the even the tiredest of feet tapping!

Age Guidance: 0 -8 years.

45 minutes.

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

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Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun (U)

Dir: Mark Baker 2019 | 68 mins

The muddiest ever festival comes to celebrate 15 years of Peppa Pig! Join the party with Peppa and George in their brand new adventures. They dance in the mud at a children’s festival, celebrate Grandpa Pig’s birthday and take a trip to the cinema.

WHY? Enjoy 10 brand new episodes!

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £24

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Dumbo (PG)

Dir: Tim Burton 2019 | 130 mins, US

Circus owner Max Medici enlists help to care for a newborn elephant - Dumbo. Dumbo’s oversized ears make him a laughingstock in their struggling circus. When they discover that Dumbo can fly – he attracts the attention of persuasive entrepreneur…

WHY? An all-new live action adaptation of Disney’s classic film

'There’s plenty of humour and pathos in the director’s re-imagining of the animated Disney classic' ★★★★ The Independent

Click here to read the full review.

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £24

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Duckie

by Le Gateau Chocolat

Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, with a message of respect and self-acceptance at its core.

‘Totally engrossing… all are won over by the sheer magnetism of the performance’ ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

Family-friendly glamour and glitz take centre stage as critically-acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell as Duckie, in his first work for children.

Set in an animal circus, we join him on his search to find a tribe and be accepted. Walking a little differently? Sounding a bit strange? Looking unlike the rest? Watch Duckie triumph by realising these are his strengths.

A classic tale of identity and belonging told through music, narration and dress-up, topped with Le Gateau Chocolat’s distinctive baritone vocals.

WHY? ‘A baritone voice that makes the earth shake’ Basement Jaxx

'Duckie is a beautiful, thoughtful show... Salvation isn’t going to be found by turning into a beautiful swan – it comes from accepting yourself and realising it’s ok to be different’ Circles and Stalls

'Duckie delivers a message of acceptance and tolerance that resonates with adults and sews a seed in young children that hopefully blossoms in every new generation’
Live Art Alive

‘A reinvention of family theatre’ ★★★★★ Critics Choice, The Reviews Hub

Le Gateau Chocolat: 2018 Total Theatre Significant Contribution Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Age guidance: 3+ years. For the young and young at heart.

40 minutes.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps, but please book a free ticket for them.

Summer 2019 tour dates presented by house.
Supported by Arts Council England.

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Charlie Baker presents The Greatest Goat of All Time

World premiere of this fresh, funny, fantastical story.

Starring award-winning comedian, singer and dancer Charlie Baker (Harry Hill Sky1, Dog Ate My Homework CBBC, Doctor Who BBC1) and BAFTA winning CBBC Class Dismissed actor Sam Battersea.

A live ‘Clip-Clop Hip-hop’ soundtrack accompanies our hero on her journey from 0-100% confidence with her magically tuneful farmyard friend.

Jokes! Songs! A Goat! (plastic) Smiles! (Not plastic)

Age guidance: 7+ years.

WHY? ‘A very special show’ Blue Peter

Studio
£11 (£9 Under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

Charlie's Website

@BakersTweet
@nordenfarm

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Father's Day Concertini with Rob Castell

Celebrate Father’s Day with a fun family concert featuring CBBC singer/songwriter Rob Castell.

Bring the whole family and enjoy an entertaining 45 minutes of musical theatre tunes and family favourites - including songs from The Lion King and The Greatest Showman.

WHY? Little people will be able to dance, sing and move around, whilst grown-ups and big kids can enjoy listening to live music in a relaxed and friendly environment

Age guidance: 0-8 years

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

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The Paper Moon

Presented by Tiny Light Theatre.

Welcome to the town of Blank Page! Meet its inhabitants as they take you on a scrinchy scrunchy papery journey. What would you draw on the biggest piece of paper you've ever seen?

WHY? A gentle first adventure into theatre for babies, young children and their grown-ups

Age guidance: 0-3 years.

Studio
£12 standard (includes a baby/infant under 3 years), additional child £8

@tinylighttheatre
@nordenfarm

Tiny Light Theatre's Website

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Kite Workshops

Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky!

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Eggs on Legs

Presented by Garlic Theatre.

Once I found a little egg
To my surprise it grew a leg!
Where did it come from?
Where will it go?
To find out come and see the show...

A cracking family show full of wonder and surprise. Garlic Theatre bring you a Dr Zeuss world filled with funny, crazy eggs that hatch in the most unexpected places.

WHY? Full of clowning, puppets and zany music to make you roll around with laughter

Ages guidance: 3-7 years.

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

Garlic Theatre's Website

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Clare Hollingworth & the Scoop of the Century

Presented by PaddleBoat Theatre Company.

29 August, 1939. Today it is reported that a young, intrepid journalist crossed over the border from Poland to Germany. There, she saw something that would change her life and history forever…

The tale of fearless journalist Clare Hollingworth. From the busy newspaper offices in London to the frontline during World War II, Clare’s adventures tell the remarkable true story of one of the most important writers of our time.

WHY? Go undercover in this highly interactive show bursting with storytelling, songs and the scoop of the century

Age guidance: 4+ years

50 minutes.

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

@PaddleBoatTCo
@nordenfarm

PaddleBoat Theatre Company's Website

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The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles

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

about 3 hours ago Two great comedians. Two great religions. Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusef join forces to bring you a night of comedy uniting people of every faith and none on Thur 16 May. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/ashley-blaker-and-imran-yusuf-prophet-sharing

about 7 hours ago After our sell-out live screening, there’s a second chance to catch NT Live: All About Eve this Sunday at 4.30pm --> https://norden.farm/events/nt-live-all-about-eve-12a-tbc Margo Channing (Gillian Anderson) is a true star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, but now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan… but you know all about Eve… Don’t you?

about 14 hours ago Brand new puppetry show #Flux will be with us on Thurs 16 May, have a listen to some of the audience comments from their premiere @ShoreditchTH. --> https://buff.ly/2Ul3ZqU

1 day ago Lisa Spinelli is a Kindergarten Teacher and poet fed up with her career. When she discovers one of her students may be a poetic prodigy, Lisa risks her career and family to nurture his talents. See drama The Kindergarten Teacher from Tuesday 23 April --> https://norden.farm/events/the-kindergarten-teacher-12a

1 day ago RT @robinjaymorgan: A combination of a day in the sun and just smashing a Katsu curry has made me VERY sleepy 35 minutes before show time h…

1 day ago The Guido Spannocchi Trio are back! They will take you on a journey through uncharted territory with music collected through their childhood and Eastern European lullabies combined with Brazilian and world rhythm. Join them on Sunday 12 May --> https://norden.farm/events/the-guido-spannocchi-trio

1 day ago Tonight, Robin Morgan comes to the farm with his first UK tour – Honeymoon! And yes – he is actually on his Honeymoon! Surely there’s a good reason why – find out at 8pm. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/robin-morgan-honeymoon

2 days ago Two great Nashville artists for the price of one on Saturday 4 May --> https://norden.farm/events/kyshona-armstrong-and-michael-logen See Kyshona Armstrong and Michael Logen blend their unique styles for an unmissable evening of music!

2 days ago We’ve been warming up our vocal cords at Norden Farm because this weekend is our Bohemian Rhapsody – Singalong! Belt out all your favourite Queen songs to Bohemian Rhapsody’s incredible soundtrack --> https://norden.farm/events/bohemian-rhapsody-sing-along-12a

2 days ago Drama, At Eternity’s Gate exploring the famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh – Vincent seeks a new visual language while trying to make sense of himself and those around him. See William Dafoe’s Oscar nominated performance from Sat 20 Apr --> https://norden.farm/events/at-eternity-s-gate-12a

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