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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.

Spring
Wednesdays (from 9 Jan, exc 20 Feb, 10, 17 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Summer
Wednesdays (exc 29 May)
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.

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 6 and 10 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Blue County

Aaron Benward and Scott Reeves both had impressive professional resumés before they brought their voices together.

Aaron toured and recorded with his gospel singer father while Scott was encouraged to sing as a youngster by family friend Glen Campbell. They bring together a natural flair for harmony. Blue County have toured extensively with Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. They have also been featured artists in People Magazine.

WHY? Three Time CMA and ACM Nominated Duo of the Year with six US Billboard Top 40 hits

Studio
£15

@BlueCountyMusic
@nordenfarm

Blue County's Website

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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.

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 6 and 10 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 10 Jan – 14 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 7 and 11 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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The Linos Piano Trio

First Prize winner of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the Linos Piano Trio of piano, violin and cello is increasingly recognised as one of Europe's most creative and dynamic trios.

The trio possesses a colourful and distinctive musical voice and was praised for its ‘slow-burning, gripping performance’ by The Strad. Their programme includes trios by Beethoven, Brahms and Ravel.

WHY? One of Europe’s best piano trios plays exquisite music

Courtyard Theatre
£17, MMS Members £12

@LinosPianoTrio
@nordenfarm

Linos Piano Trio's Website

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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.

Spring
Thur 10 Jan – 14 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 7 and 11 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Coldplace: A Tribute to Coldplay

Coldplace capture the feeling of a live Coldplay performance - the music, the visuals, the energy and the atmosphere.

In 12 years, the band have performed over 600 gigs across the UK and in over twenty different countries worldwide. They have appeared on Sky News, BBC Radio 1 and 2, and The Gadget Show.

WHY? The band have played at major festivals alongside Bob Geldof, KT Tunstall, Ringo Starr and The Kaiser Chiefs to name but a few.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@ColdplaceCP
@nordenfarm

Coldplace's Website

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Sounds Echoed with The Paul Jordanous Jazz Ensemble

The stunning, original and expansive ensemble return to Norden Farm following their recent UK tour.

Paul Jordanous (trumpet) is a London based trumpeter, pianist, composer arranger. He has been a regular on the jazz, funk and soul scenes for the last 13 years. He is joined by Piers Green (sax), Leo Appleyard (guitar), Sam Leak (piano), Kevin Glasgow (bass) and Ted Carrasco (drums).

WHY? ‘Jordanous's calibre as a masterful craftsman is a treasure to behold’ Blues and Soul Magazine

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) £5 under 16s

Paul's Website

SOLD OUT
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Spring Ceilidh

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

The band formed specially for Norden Farm's Ceilidhs and between them play Squeezebox, Fiddle, Mandola and Bass. The four musicians consist of two from the folk super-group Feast of Fiddles and two from the band Phungus.

Caller Brian Jones will be on hand to guide you through all the dances. Brian has been involved in Folk Dance for many years, he calls not only the traditional favourites, but also his own original routines. His dances are used by dance callers right across the British Isles!

Dances include the likes of Nottingham Swing, Cumberland Square 8, Virginia Reel, Bridge at Athlone, Gay Gorden’s, Dashing White Sgt and The Willow Tree. Expect familiar tunes including Atholl Highlanders, Rogue’s March and Dashing White Sergeant.

WHY? A social evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn - no experience necessary!

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

  •  27 Apr SOLD OUT
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An Evening with Alan McGee

Alan McGee is a Scottish businessman and music industry executive.

He has been a record label owner, musician, manager and music blogger for The Guardian. He is best known for co-founding and running the independent Creation Records label and is the man who discovered and signed Oasis.

WHY? Join Alan as he discusses his career, the music industry and his relationship with bands such as Oasis and Primal Scream. You will also have the opportunity to ask Alan a question.

The night will be hosted by author and broadcaster Rob Fiddaman.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Oye Santana

The Woodstock 50th Anniversary tour from Oye Santana, UK No.1 Winner at the 2018 National Tribute Music Awards.

You'll be blown away by awesome guitar work from Milan ‘Carlos’ Webb, and by the band’s infectious good-time feel on hits including the multi-million seller Smooth, Black Magic Woman, Maria Maria, Oye Como Va, Corazón Espinado and She’s Not There.

WHY? Celebrating 50 years since Santana's electrifying performance at Woodstock catapulted them into stardom

Courtyard Theatre
£18.50

@OyeSantanaBand
@nordenfarm

Oye Santana's Website

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Kyshona Armstrong and Michael Logen

Kyshona is a singer/songwriter, originally from South Carolina.

She has a soul voice reminiscent of the greats - whether delivering soul, gospel or powerful political messages.

Michael Logen is an Americana/folk artist. His music has featured on numerous TV shows and his song Breaking Your Own Heart was covered by Kelly Clarkson on her Grammy winning album Stronger.

WHY? Join two Nashville based artists for an authentic evening of music – as seen at our sell out performances of Nashville in the Round

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Alistair McGowan - Introductions to Classical Piano

After the success of his piano album (released through Sony Classical) and his tour in 2018, Alistair McGowan is back with the show that brings together all his talents.

Alongside tracks from the album, Alistair will play some other short classic piano pieces: from Gershwin to Grieg, Mompou to Mendelssohn, Satie to Schubert. Join Alistair as he talks a little about the history of each piece, the composer and his own connection to the music.

WHY? Expect a lot of beautiful music (with the odd mistake!), some interesting stories and a sprinkling of his trademark impressions.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Credit: Sony
Music Photograph: Christopher Dunlop

Alistair's Website

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Belshazzar's Feast

Paul Sartin (Bellowhead) on oboe, violin, vocals and Paul Hutchinson (Hoover the Dog) on accordion are Belshazzar’s Feast.

They have wowed audiences around the world with virtuoso musicianship tempered by wry humour. The duo start with traditional folk music, throw in a bit of pop and classical, sprinkle over a few TV and movie themes and top it off with lashings of laughs.

WHY? ‘Few can match this duo in concert for entertainment and great music’ The Independent

Studio Theatre
£17.50

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Pop Up Bowie

Paul Anthony has amazed and entertained audiences throughout the nation. Accompanied by a full band, he will perform two hours of Bowie’s biggest hits taking the audience on a musical journey.

Experience the magic of Bowie’s music live with thrilling artistry, a theatrical performance that honours the revolutionary icon himself in the most respectful of ways.

WHY? Voted the UK’s No.1 David Bowie Tribute Act at the National Tribute Awards 2016

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The Vinyl Frontier - Bruce Springsteen vs Bryan Adams

With Jeff Lloyd.

Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA goes head-to-head Bryan Adams' Reckless.

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

Studio
£8

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Jo Harman

Widely regarded as one of Europe's finest ever soul/blues fuelled voices, Jo Harman is an international touring and recording artist who remains a genre-defying artist.

A multi award winning performer, Jo has achieved considerable success at home and abroad, headlining prestigious venues and festivals throughout Europe and beyond. These include playing as one of eleven artists to 300k people at Parkpop in the Hague and opening London's BluesFest - performing a set at the 20k capacity O2 Arena.

Join Jo for an intimate evening of sincere and heartfelt music in our Studio theatre.

WHY? Rag’n’Bone Man recently took to social media to proclaim Jo 'one of this country's finest talents'

Studio
£15, £13 Advantage Card

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The Guido Spannocchi Trio

Guido Spannocchi is a Vienna born London based saxophonist currently about to release his third album. His previous albums Ahead Only in 2017 and Terms & Conditions in 2018 have gained him international press reviews and radio airplay.

Together with his trio, Guido has toured through Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, France and the UK and has had a major tour in Brazil. He also hosts several regular nights in renowned Jazz clubs in London.

Collected during childhood, as well as various tours, the repertoire and compositions focus on eastern European lullabies combined with Brazilian and world rhythms in a unique harmonic structure. These come to life particularly through the interplay of the band members. Consisting of alto saxophone, double bass and drums - this ensemble is as fragile as it is transparent and never ceases to take the listener on a journey through uncharted territory.

WHY? ‘An exciting deep jazz album creating a real buzz’ Paul Bradshaw, Worldwide FM

‘Wonderfully real jazz’ Christian Bakonyi, Austrian National Radio OE1

‘A modern day Ornette Coleman’ Tony Kofi

‘The perfect antidote’ Tamsin Snow

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Horns of Plenty - Martin Shaw (trumpet/flugel)

One of the UK's Jazz heroes, Martin is a featured soloist with the BBC Big Band.

Teamed with ‘a young Jazz giant’ Will Gibson (saxes) and the superb rhythm section headed by Clark Tracey (drums) with Alex Hutton (piano) and Ollie Hayhurst (bass).

WHY? A stunning musician at the top of his game

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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The Bob Dylan Story

Isle of Wight Festival 50th Anniversary - Greatest Hits Show

A stunning and definitive live concert celebration of rock music’s greatest icon.

Featuring Like A Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man, Blowin’ In The Wind, Knocking On Heaven’s Door, All Along The Watchtower, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Lay Lady Lay and many more and many more.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dylan’s famous Isle of Wight comeback - the joyous I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, the whimsical Quinn The Eskimo, the venomous Maggie’s Farm.

An aural and visual feast with evocative visual projections and fascinating stories. And don’t forget to shout 'Judas'!

WHY? 'Superb..., Does real justice to the great man!' Weekend Notes

Courtyard Theatre
£18


The Bob Dylan Story website

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Studio Session

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

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

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


Studio
£5

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Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock 'n' Roll

116 mins.

A once storied seaside resort, Asbury Park erupted in flames during a summer of civil unrest, crippling the town for the next 45 years and reducing it to a state of urban blight.

The riot destroyed the fabled Westside jazz and blues scene, but from the flames of the burning city emerged the iconic Jersey sound.

Asbury sons Steven Van Zandt, Southside Johnny Lyon and Bruce Springsteen return to the legendary Upstage, the psychedelic after hours club where they got their start.

WHY? Featuring never before seen footage, as Van Zandt, Southside Johnny, and Springsteen play a now legendary concert to a sold out Paramount Theater

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Tunde Jegede: New Worlds Tour - Visions of a Traveller

A concert that follows the journey of two legendary travellers; DH Lawrence in Mexico and Ibn Battuta in Medieval Africa.

Featuring multimedia visuals, the concert is a journey through time from the Pre-Columbian music of South America to the medieval Malian Royal Court music of the griots and the kora.

Tunde Jegede and Rafael Guel are two of the most established artists in their distinct traditions. Together they combine to find a new, common musical language of transcendence.

Tunde Jegede is a world-renowned composer, renaissance man, kora player and multi-instrumentalist who has brought his particular concept of African Classical Music to a wide international audience.

Rafael Guel is a celebrated Mexican artist and multi-instrumentalist who plays an array of traditional flutes, vihuela (baroque guitar) and percussion. His music carries the essence of the Pre-Columbian musical heartbeat.

WHY? ’A stunning exponent of the Kora’ The Independent

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Tunde Jegede'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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Matthew Read Trio

Formed in 2015, the Matthew Read Trio brings together three like-minded approaches for music making, creating an exciting new performance every time they play.

Drawing influence from the bands of Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Paul Motianand many more, the group bring a fresh edge to the world of the guitar trio.

Featuring Benedict Wood (guitar), Arthur Newell (drums) and Matthew Read (double bass).

WHY? ‘Proof indeed that the British Jazz scene at the moment is in incredible form’ Chris Philips, Jazz FM

‘Lean yet supple, song-like melody is the chief feature here, set in service of a mature, diversely inflected quality of storytelling’ ★★★★★ Jazz Journal

‘This is definitely a trio on which to keep a sharp eye’ ★★★★ All About Jazz

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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The Outside Track

The multi award winning band hail from Scotland, Ireland, and Cape Breton.

They blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. The band’s high-energy performances have made them one of the top Celtic acts in the world. Their latest album Rise Up features songs and tunes all by or about women.

WHY? Winner of Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the Tradition In Review Awards

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@outsidetrack
@nordenfarm

The Outside Track's Website

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The Vinyl Frontier - Charity Shop Vinyl

With Jeff Lloyd.

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

Studio
£8

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Oysland

Oysland celebrate the influence other cultures have had on the secular Ashkenazi musical tradition.

They reimagine music from times past, exploring the connections between Klezmer and other co-territorial traditions. Drawing on the Polish and Slovakian roots of its band members, they delve into century-old lullabies, exuberant wedding dances and peculiar hay-making stories.

WHY? Winners of the World Music Network Battle of the Bands 2017

Studio
£12

@Oysland1
@nordenfarm

Oysland's Website

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NOTFLIX – The Improvised Musical

Five-star sellout show Edinburgh Fringe 2017-2018 and VAULT Festival 2017-2018.

Netflix combines the taste profiles of 98 million users to create a perfectly ideal viewing experience. Notflix combines the taste profiles of a room full of theatre goers to create a brilliantly hilarious and completely improvised viewing experience – a full musical.

The all-female cast use audience suggestions of recently watched films to create a brand new, fully improvised, one-night-only musical. Every show is different but what remains is the same joy-filled, high camp, musical celebration of everything you wish a movie could be.

WHY? Because everything is better as a musical!

'Roaringly funny and incredibly talented' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'Professional, fun and effortlessly funny' ★★★★ The Observer

'Surprising, spontaneous and delightful' ★★★★ Fringe Biscuit

Courtyard Theatre
£14, £12 Supporters

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Summer Magic - Simon Allen (saxes)

A formidable young Jazz artist, Simon's style and humour creates great jazz - perfect for a magical summer's evening at Norden Farm.

With the renowned rhythm section, The Pendulum Trio; Alex Hutton (piano), Ollie Hayhurst (bass) and Mark Fletcher (drums).

WHY? ‘He knows how to produce a luminous, floating tone on alto sax, has an impressive technique’ The Independent

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Simon Allen's Website

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Nate Simpson Presents: A Night with Marvin, Prince of Soul

Heavily rooted in R’n’B, gospel, jazz and soul, Nate Simpson performs his own version of Marvin Gaye’s classic songs.

Local artist Nate starred on X Factor in 2016. Since then he has performed alongside the likes of acclaimed jazz artist Julie Dexter on her UK and European tour. He has taken on the roles of Marvin and Berry Gordy in the hit West End musical Motown and performed countless gigs and festivals.

WHY? Join Nate for an unmissable tribute to international icon Marvin Gaye

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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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Geoff Lakeman

Following the release of his 2017 critically acclaimed debut solo album, After All These Years, Geoff has firmly established himself as a performer on the folk and acoustic circuit.

He has toured with the likes of Show of Hands and performed at festivals across the UK.

WHY? Expect self-written and West Country songs, plus English and Irish folk, Americana and even 20/30s jazz on an authentic 1926 instrument

Studio
£16.50

@GeoffLakeman
@nordenfarm

Geoff Lakeman's Website

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The Endellion String Quartet

The Endellion String Quartet is renowned as one of the finest quartets in the world.

Haydn Op. 20, no. 6
Puccini I Crisantemi
Janáček String Quartet no 1
Smetana. String Quartet no 1

A firm favourite with Maidenhead audiences, they were formed forty years ago. Help celebrate this glorious anniversary and enjoy the Endellion’s unique sound.

WHY? A great opportunity to hear one of the finest string quartets in the world

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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An Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville

Hundred Watt Club return to Norden Farm with their ravishing, risque and ridiculous evening of burlesque, comedy and cabaret!

Prepare to be teased by the cream of the glittering UK burlesque scene, to roll in the aisles at riotous comedy and be awestruck by incredible circus stunts. There’s no dress code but dressing up to the nines is encouraged!

Your dazzling cast for the evening are; glittering effervescent showgirl Athena Beauvoir, award winning comedy magician Christian Lee, neo-drag burlesque Queen Lilly Snatchdragon, and obscene vodka-addled acrobat Velma Von Bon Bon. Hosting your evening is the outrageously funny Chastity Belt!

Age Suitability 18+ years.

WHY? A good old fashioned, bawdy and champagne soaked variety show!

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


Presented by Hundred Watt Club

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

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CalleJondo - The Flamenco Dance, Music & Singing Show

An exciting new flamenco show which takes you on a journey from the purest flamenco traditions to contemporary fusion.

Artistic directors Rebeca, Martín and Josie met while performing in the streets of Seville. Drawn together by a mutual interest in learning from the others’ varied artistic backgrounds, they soon united and began performing together.

WHY? Flamenco traditions are infused with contemporary influences and the power of street arts – making for a truly unforgettable experience

Studio
£15, £13 Advantage Card holders

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The Total Who Show

Get ready for two hours of hits and classics by The Who - including Won't Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You, Substitute, Can't Explain, The Seeker and I Can See For Miles.

Performed by Johnny Warman's Magic Bus. The band features a line up of top musicians who have performed with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle from the band itself.

They have worked also worked with the likes of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and The Small Faces.

WHY? 'Well worth checking these guys out. Not to be missed' The Who

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

The Total Who Show Website

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St John’s Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert

Wouter Valvekens (piano)
Katie Mazur (violin)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Rossini Overture The Thieving Magpie
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Dvorak Romance for violin, Op.11
Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 (Italian)

The summer orchestral concert features one of the most popular of all piano concertos, played by a leading young Belgian pianist, and Mendelssohn’s most radiant symphony.

WHY? Featuring a witty Rossini overture and a touching rarity by Dvorak

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

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Sounds Like The Seekers

In 1963, Australian singer Judith Durham joined Keith, Bruce and Athol to form The Seekers. Within a year they were one of the biggest selling bands in the world.

Samantha perfectly recreates the persona of Judith Durham. The band perform all their biggest hits including Georgy Girl, A World of Our Own, I'll Never Find Another You and The Carnival is Over.

WHY? Experience the joyful sound of The Seekers... the carnival isn't over!

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Summer Ceilidh - Barn Dance

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

Between them they play squeezebox, fiddle, mandola and bass. The four musicians consist of two from the folk super-group Feast of Fiddles and two from the band Phungus.

WHY? A social evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn - no experience necessary!

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Jazz on a Summer's Day - Alan Barnes (saxes)

Presented by Jazz at the Farm.

Alan is a much sought-after Jazz artist both internationally and in the UK. This is a most pleasurable and welcome return to Maidenhead of this multi-reedist supremo.
Supported by the astounding Pendulum Rhythm Section Alex Hutton (piano), Ollie Hayhurst (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? ‘A brilliant multi-instrumentalist who’s at home with the jazz repertoire of 30s and 40s swing, and the subsequent “modern” jazz style of bebop’ The Guardian

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

@alanbarnesjazz
@nordenfarm

Alan Barnes' Website

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Westlife: The Twenty Tour Live from Croke Park

Westlife are back!

It’s been 20 years since the record-breaking boyband smashed into the charts with their first No. 1 single and now their highly anticipated reunion tour is coming to cinemas worldwide.

Broadcast LIVE on Saturday 6 July from Dublin’s iconic Croke Park stadium, The Twenty Tour will see Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian perform their brand-new music, alongside all 14 of their UK No.1 hits.

WHY? For one unforgettable night, Westlife fans from coast to coast will raise the roof once more, in celebration of one of pop’s most sensational comebacks

£15
Run time 120 mins.

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The Good Life - The Songs of Tony Bennett

Robert Habermann performs the songs and tells the story of the great Tony Bennett.

From starting out as a singing waiter, to being invited to join Bob Hope on tour and becoming an international icon. Featuring his hit songs including Stranger in Paradise, The Good Life, It Had to Be You, Blue Velvet and The Very Thought of You.

WHY? The first time his story has been told with all his great songs and images of his paintings

Studio
£15 (£13.50)

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The Shackleton Trio

The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin).

Their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards. They are influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions - with a regional twist from the group's native East Anglia.

WHY? A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

@shackletontrio
@nordenfarm

The Shackleton Trio Website

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Lennon Retrospective

Be taken on a journey through John Lennon's best loved songs starting with his solo work and culminating in the early Beatles classics in this two hour show.

The band is fronted by Lennon look-and-sound-alike Gaz Keenan. He has put together a professional band of musicians with many years experience. Gaz’s passion for The Beatles and John Lennon in particular, led to the conception of John Lennon UK.

WHY? Faithfully recreating John’s soulful vocals, his rugged and passionate guitar playing, simplistic but beautiful piano work, his look and of course - his caustic wit!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Vinyl Frontier - Singles Championship 2019

With Jeff Lloyd.

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

Studio
£8

Vinyl Frontier's website

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The Resonant Rogues

The North Carolina roots band have travelled the byways and highways of America and crossed the water to Europe and the Mediterranean.

The stories they’ve heard and the people they’ve met have fuelled their music, which abounds with influences like Eastern European Romani brass bands, New Orleans street jazz, old-time string bands, Middle Eastern rhythms and more.

WHY? Songwriters Sparrow and Keith J Smith craft fresh songs from a variety of vintage folk styles

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@ResonantRogues
@nordenfarm

The Resonant Rogues Website

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Summer Recital Series: 1

St John’s Chamber Players

Mozart Flute Quartet in A, K..298
Brahms Clarinet Sonata No.2 in E flat
Bruch 3 Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano
Schubert Piano Trio in B flat, D.898

Schubert’s majestic Piano Trio ends the opening recital, which also includes one of Brahms’ eloquent clarinet sonatas and some rarely heard pieces by Max Bruch.

WHY? The first concert in our summer recital series, featuring the music of Schubert, alongside other leading Viennese composers

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)

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Gabriel Latchin Trio - The Moon and I Tour

Pianist and composer Gabriel Latchin tours music from his new release The Moon and I.

Original compositions are accompanied by unique arrangements of well known jazz standards. Supported by a first-call London rhythm section of Dario Di Lecce (double bass) and Josh Morrison (drums). The trio have developed a unique sound: a hard-swinging 1950s aesthetic married with the contemporary vision of Latchin’s compositions.

WHY? Elegant, tasteful and swinging!’ Renée Fleming

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@GabrielLatchin
@nordenfarm

Gabriel Latchin's Website

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The Rosina Hepburn Quintet

With a sound and style that conjure the golden age of jazz, The Rosina Hepburn Quintet pay homage to the divas who packed Carnegie Hall, Mister Kelly’s and the Village Gate.

The band has performed at the Vintage New Year’s Eve Party in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall, Writtle Jazz Festival, and at such iconic London venues as Ronnie Scott’s and Toulouse Lautrec. From intimate jazz clubs to outdoor festivals and swing dance nights, the Moonshyne Runners believe the melody is the heart of any great song.

WHY? With her unmistakable voice, Miss Rosie breathes new life into standards, whether fiery swing, heartfelt ballads or the coolest jazz and blues

Studio
£14, £12 Supporters

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John Etheridge's Sweet Chorus

Sweet Chorus was formed by legendary guitarist John Etheridge to celebrate the work of his colleague and mentor - jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli.

The line up features Christian Garrick (violin), Dave Kelbie (rhythm guitar) and Andy Crowdy (double bass). A joyful feast of melodic and swinging acoustic jazz - featuring dazzling interplay, wit and repartee, in the spirit of the master

WHY? ‘Awesome authority whenever he touches a guitar’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Fleetingwood Mac

Recreating the live sound of Fleetwood Mac, with just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the bass and, of course, the vocals!

The band pay tribute to the legends that started out as part of the sixties British Blues Invasion and ended up as one of the biggest mainstream groups of the eighties.

WHY? Expect iconic tracks such as Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, Tusk, Everywhere, Songbird, The Chain and Black Magic Woman

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@fleetingwoodmac
@nordenfarm

Fleetingwood Mac's Website

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Laurie Holloway in Concert with Students of 2019

Laurie Holloway and his Trio perform with the students of the 2019 Summer School.

WHY? The annual concert from the Montgomery Holloway Music Trust

Courtyard Theatre
£12

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André Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert

André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe.

The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of course, magnificent music.

You can waltz the night away with André Rieu - the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. And this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Summer nights are made for dancing and this is a party you do not want to miss! Prepare to be swept off your feet by this magical celebration of dance on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema.

Join André Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special guests for a magical cinema experience.

WHY? Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and an exclusive interview with André and as always, some delicious surprises

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Rob Castell

Rob brings an evening of solo songs and joyous fun to Norden Farm.

The musical theatre writer, YouTube rapper and comedy song musical polymath has decided this time to deliver an evening that’s intimate, yet desperately exciting. Rob is known chiefly for his work as a writer, composer, musical director and performer with a cappella comedy group Barbershopera.

WHY? Expect original songs, topical musings, creative covers of classics, charismatic hosting and maybe even a guest…

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

Rob Castell's Website

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Fran & Flora

Described as ‘London’s best kept secret’ by Max Reinhardt (BBC Radio 3 Late Junction) and ‘brave & classy’ by Robin Denselow (The Guardian), Fran & Flora are quickly becoming one of the capital's most sought after live acts.

They are an eastern-European folk music inspired violin and cello duo with a distinctive intimate and improvisatory performance style. They were selected by BBC Music Introducing to perform at Latitude Festival, which was broadcast live across 2018.

The pair have collaborated and toured with established artists such as Sam Lee and Talvin Singh OBE for several years, where they developed a deep friendship, and from which their duo project began.

Their growing reputation has accelerated since the recent release of their debut album unfurl (Feb 2019) which was produced by Sam Beste from Hejira. Unfurl has gained critical acclaim and attention from national radio, magazines, newspapers and online publications.

They have appeared live in session on BBC4’s Woman's Hour, Cerys Matthews’ 6 Music Show and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. Recent performances include Kings Place, Cafe Oto, Eastbourne Folk Club, Klezmer In The Park, Shambala Festival, Shtetl Neukeulln (Berlin) and the EFG London Jazz Festival.

WHY? 'A string duo bound for glory' Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@FranandFlora
@nordenfarm

Fran and Flora's Website

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Manoeuvres

Europe's premier tribute to OMD – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

The tribute came about by a genuine love and respect for the music of these pioneers. Focusing on meticulous attention to detail together with a little twist or two, they faithfully capturing the atmosphere and excitement of a true OMD concert.

WHY? Performing hit songs such as Enola Gay, Messages, Sailing on The Seven Seas and Souvenir

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Manoeuvres' Website

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Swinging Hot Jazz - Art Themen (saxes)

Undoubtedly one of the UK and Europe's best known jazz artists whose musicianship, style and humour creates great jazz.

He fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for 20 years and has toured the world. Art heads his rhythm section of choice Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? ‘One of the most adventurous and edgy saxophonists’ London Jazz News

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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James & Black

Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been on a mission spreading the word of ‘Guerrilla Soul’ ever since.

The roots of their music spring from the tradition of the Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis - yet they are no throwback. The foundation of their music is in the voices and stories in their songs.

WHY? The duo have toured extensively across Europe and supported the likes of Gregory Porter and Fatoumata Diawara at some of the biggest festivals

Studio
£14, £12 Supporters

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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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Summer Recital Series: 2

Jamie Bergin (piano)

Beethoven Sonata in E, Op.109
Schubert Sonata in A minor, D.537
Brahms 7 Fantasies, Op.116
Liszt Spanish Rhapsode

Jamie Bergin’s recital opens with one of Beethoven’s late spiritual sonatas and ends in scintillating fashion with virtuoso Liszt, with heartfelt works by Schubert and Brahms along the way.

WHY? Jamie was the top prizewinner in the Bremen International Piano Competition

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)

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Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her Blues Troupe

Nicknamed the ‘Empress of the Blues’, Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s.

The show chronicles her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 that ended her life aged 43 years.

Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) is joined on stage by her Blues Troupe - internationally renowned drummer Sam Kelly, with musical director Paul Jobson (piano), Tony Qunta (acoustic guitar), Marianne Windham (upright bass), Clare Hirst (sax/clarinet) and Kevin Davy (trumpet).

WHY? A narrated show featuring music from the era and showcasing many of Bessie's songs

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc)

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Kate Bush-Ka

A tribute to the sensational music of Kate Bush.

The band deliver an immersive performance of Kate’s alluring repertoire, starting with the revolutionary first album The Kick Inside. Performed by five musicians with a passion for Kate’s incomparable music, presenting it with authenticity and admiration. Kate Smith has a remarkable resemblance to a young Catherine Bush – it’s a must see for Kate fans!

WHY? Featuring the songs Moving, Babooshka, Sat in Your Lap and more

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Gimme ABBA - 20th Anniversary Tour

Recreating the charismatic stage presence of the flamboyant and glam front four.

Join Gimme ABBA for a unique stage show packed with hits, theatrical elements, costume changes and choreographed dance routines – all coming together to recreate that original ABBA party feel.

WHY? Dust off those platforms, put on those flares and come on our nostalgic trip back to the 70s!

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc)

Gimme ABBA's Website

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The Marley Experience

The Marley Experience are an eight piece Bob Marley Tribute band.

Lead vocalist Lionart has an undeniable vocal resemblance to the late great King of Reggae. The band, named The Hailers, consist of drum and bass, guitars keyboards and female backing singers to complete the line up.

WHY? Sing along to all the hits including One Love, Three Little Birds, No Woman No Cry, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot The Sheriff and Buffalo Solider

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Wild Blue Angels

A blend of US and UK players combine their collective experience to produce their own particular brand of country-rock music.

Recently back from recording in Nashville, this six-piece band bring their unplugged acoustic set to the Studio. Enjoy songs from their forthcoming album along with a few classic country rock favourites.

WHY? ‘Putting the rock into country and the country into rock’

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Wild Blue Angels' Website

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The Waffle Machine Orchestra

The Waffle Machine Orchestra is the freshest sound of Swing!

An international band hailing from England, Germany and Switzerland. The grooving rhythm section of double bass, drums and guitar is accompanied by red-hot brass of trumpet and trombone. Plus wild guitar solos, powerful lead vocals and beautiful harmonies.

WHY? Performing a blend of classic tracks from the past and original numbers

Studio
£14 (£12 Advantage Card holders)

The Waffle Machine Orchestra Website

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Summer Recital Series: 3

Yehuda Inbar (piano)

To include
Beethoven Fantasia in G minor, Op.77
Brahms 4 Piano Pieces, Op.119
Schubert Sonata in A, D.959

In last year’s Summer Recital Series, Yehuda Inbar deputised at the last moment and gave an exquisite recital, so we are delighted to welcome him back and in repertoire to which he offers such insight.

WHY? By turns dramatic, song-like and soul-searching, the Schubert Sonata promises to be one of the outstanding experiences in the series

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)

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Rob Tognoni

Australian guitarist Rob Tognoni is fiery, energetic, inventive and explosive.

His roots are from blues, blues rock and classic rock - adding many other colours to the palate to give him his sound and uniqueness. He has opened for the greats including Roy Buchanan, Joe Walsh from the Eagles, and shared stages with Peter Green, Sting and Bo Diddley. His shows are a true experience not to be missed.

WHY? ‘A stunning guitarist with killer licks’ Jazz FM

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Rob Tognoni's Website

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The Big Berkshire Beach Gig

Enjoy a sensational night of music from local bands and acoustic acts.

The evening wouldn't be complete without beach breaks between the sets so that you can relax in a hammock on our Goan inspired beach, all to a soundtrack of live acoustic music.

WHY? If you are interested in performing, email jane.corry@nordenfarm.org with some examples of your music

Courtyard Theatre
£5 | This is a standing event with some allocated seating

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Salsa at The Farm with Son Yambu

Dance the night away to authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa.

The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map.

WHY? Join us for a free salsa workshop before the event, spaces are limited so don’t miss out!

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | This is a dancing event with some allocated seating.

Son Yambu's website

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Summer Recital Series: 4

St John’s Chamber Players

Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K..370
Schubert 3 Songs
Beethoven Horn Sonata in F, Op.17
Schubert Auf dem Strom
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat

The final recital in the Summer Series continues the Schubert theme with a rare chance to hear Auf dem Strom, an extended song with horn obligato.

WHY? Mozart’s eloquent oboe quartet opens the programme, which ends with perhaps the greatest of all piano quintets

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)

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Sharon Shannon & Band with special guest Seckou Keita

Legendary Irish accordion maestro Sharon Shannon brings a new live show on UK tour 2019.

Joined by her band, Jim Murray (acoustic guitar), Jack Maher (electric guitar, vocals) and Sean Regan (fiddle, percussion and beatbox), Sharon will perform music from her many albums throughout the years, including 2017s Sacred Earth.

Seckou Keita from Senegal playing Kora and percussion was one of the key collaborators. Now Seckou joins Sharon and her band, as a special guest on the Sacred Earth UK tour 2019.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@SharonShannon99
@nordenfarm

Sharon Shannon's Website

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A Band Called Malice - The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

A Band Called Malice has quickly taken the tribute world by storm in their quest to become the number one choice tribute-act to The Jam.

The talented trio are the real deal and guarantee to take you back to ‘When You’re Young,” with an evening of single releases & album tracks from The Jams early Fire & Skill years, through to their very last release.

Courtyard Theatre
£14

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Sing! Sing! Sing! 2019

Presented by Jewel Tones.

Join Jewel Tones and friends for an evening of music.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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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