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Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas

Encore Screening.

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed.

The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

Why? With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests

Run time: 100 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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.

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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Julian Dutton in Do You Think That's Wise? The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier

RBM presents

An affectionate tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars. Leading impressionist Julian Dutton brings to life the man behind the wry smile and urbane English repartee that charmed millions and turned John Le Mesurier into a household name as Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army. Packed with glorious reminiscences and stories from the Golden Age of Classic British Comedy.

WHY? A joyful and moving celebration of one of the most popular comic actors of our era

Studio
£15

@JulianDutton1
@nordenfarm

Julian Dutton's website

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David Harper - Unexpected Tales

Tales from the funny world of TV, art and antiques!

David Harper - As seen on Bargain Hunt, Antiques Roadtrip, Celebrity Eggheads, Flog It, For What It's Worth, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Celebrity Masterchef, Through The Keyhole…and lots more.

Featuring funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, live auctions, exciting antique finds, huge profits, even bigger losses, as well as stories from celebrity TV appearances and historical journeys through time. It’s all part of what makes this show like no other.

The show is very much audience led with involvement in the form of questions from the audience or questions and challenges from David throughout, as the talk develops.

WHY? Join the TV celebrity and national treasure David Harper as he shares the stories of his career

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@DavidHarperTV
@nordenfarm

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The Beatles: Hornsey Road with Mark Lewisohn

The surprises and delights of Abbey Road, the Beatles’ final album – 50 years on.

September 2019 is the golden anniversary of the Beatles’ multi-platinum album Abbey Road – the last work they recorded before their seismic breakup. It was both the end of the Sixties and the end of the greatest band of all time.

To hail this anniversary, world’s leading Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn is touring a theatre show of illumination, intrigue and surprises in a fast-moving and smart illustrated history of our forever national-heroes the Beatles, their brilliant album Abbey Road, and other major events of that extraordinary year 1969.

Mark Lewisohn has the world’s greatest archive of Beatles stuff, harvested over 40+ years of unrivalled deep access to archives and public and private collections. He will be showing audiences a stunning array of strong and relevant content, with rare music, photos, films and choice memorabilia. Audiences (even superfans) will see and hear things they didn’t know existed.

Why? Exploring the surprises and delights of Abbey Road, the Beatles' final album - 50 years on

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Susie Dent presents The Secret Life of Words

Lexicographer - Best Selling Author – Queen of Dictionary Corner

Take a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day. Susie will retell the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne (involving a chamber pot) and bugbear (a terrorising monster), and explain such oddities as the silent h in ghost and the mysterious disappearance of kempt, gormful, and ruly (and yes, you really can be gruntled). She will look to the lexicon of the past to fill some of today’s linguistic gaps – such as the frenzied fit of tidying we all do just as guests are about to descend (that’s a scurryfunge).

Alongside such forgotten stories you will hear Susie’s selection of the funniest moments from her 25 years on Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as some startling results from eavesdropping on a group of waiters.

Each evening will include some of Susie’s favourite words from the towns and regions she visits, and she’ll be asking the audience for theirs. In fact, she’ll be welcoming any questions about word origins, usage irritations, the dreaded impact of Americanization, and the very future of our language in her very own ‘word surgery’.

WHY? 'Funny, fact-filled and delightful' Jonathan Ross

'Wonderfully clever and funny... a national treasury from a national treasure Richard Osman

'Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words' Pam Ayres

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@susie_dent
@nordenfarm

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George Egg: Movable Feast

Brand new comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage.

In this show he’s on the road! It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals.

George demonstrates how to cook with an engine, procure items from the train buffet trolley and turn unexpected roadworks into a picnic. Three plates of gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.

WHY? 'Brilliantly funny' The Guardian

'Trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes' The Scotsman

Suitable for age 14+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc )

@georgeegg
@nordenfarm

George Egg's website

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Winter Floral Tales with Mig Kimpton

Multi award winning floral designer Mig Kimpton returns with a brand new unique show this winter.

Mig combines his theatrical past with his extensive experience of working with flowers, to provide an evening of flowers, fun and wintry excitement!

Join him as he takes you on a journey through a magical wood and meets some well-known characters. But will he get eaten by the wolf? Help the three little pigs to build a new home? Or let you win one of his exquisite designs to take home... you will just have to come and find out!

WHY? Watch him create from scratch, stunning floral designs fit for any and every home

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

@migkim
@nordenfarm

Mig Kimpton's website

about 10 hours ago Lisa and Rachael want to make a show, but there's a problem: they don’t have any ideas. So who do they turn to? The Great British Public of course! They make a pact. They'll go onto the streets, interview people, and whatever story the public come up with – that will be the show. Come and see what the Still No Idea turns into on Thurs 26 Sept --> https://norden.farm/events/still-no-idea

about 15 hours ago Our Young Leaders have been busy hiding treasure around Norden Farm - for a free Pirate Treasure Hunt tomorrow at 11.30am and 12pm! Work out the clues to find a chocolate-y prize at the end!

about 15 hours ago Our Young Leaders have been busy hiding treasure around Norden Farm - for a free Pirate Treasure Hunt tomorrow at 1… https://t.co/AHU5A2GphP

about 15 hours ago This Saturday due to the overwhelming demand we are fully booked for Kite Making Workshops and will not be accepting walk-ups on the day. If you want to get involved with the Community Kite Festival click here --> https://norden.farm/events/community-kite-festival

about 15 hours ago 1 comment Hello! Norden Farm will be closed to the public between Mon 26 September – Mon 2 Sept so that we can carry out maintenance around the building. Our team will be busy across the week giving the building some TLC after a busy summer season so that we’re looking our best to welcome you back for our exciting Autumn line up! The Box Office will also be open to the public from Tues – Sat 10am – 2pm, tickets can still be booked online through our website. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Farm See you then!

about 16 hours ago The Big Berkshire Beach Gig is here this Saturday! Join us for an evening of acoustic music in our Studio and Beach Stage. Chill out in a hammock with a cold drink while listening to top local talent including our headline act Papa Truck --> https://norden.farm/events/the-big-berkshire-beach-gig-64

about 17 hours ago The girl with a thousand voices returns to the UK! Christina Bianco brings her uncanny musical mash-ups and impressions to our main stage on Thursday 24 October – have a look at her in action below ⬇️ More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/christina-bianco-first-impressions

1 day ago https://www.facebook.com/events/427629081113998/?ti=icl National Tribute Award Finalists in 2019, A Band Called Malice, Tribute to The Jam delivers a powerful performance full of energy. Expect to hear all the hits of The Jam. Get your tickets today

1 day ago Matt Parker is a stand-up comedian and mathematician. Humble Pi explores the greatest mathematical mishaps and near-misses involving planes, bridges, the internet and more… Join Matt on Friday 11 October for a Comedy of Math’s Errors --> https://norden.farm/events/humble-pi-matt-parker-s-comedy-of-maths-errors

1 day ago Don't miss the chance to create your very own kite masterpiece before #nordenfarm Community Kite Festival on Sun 1… https://t.co/wS6Nxk6qnR

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