This fascinating cinema event opens with a brand-new documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin, one of the world’s most popular and important artists.
Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, this cinematic film will explore Gauguin’s extraordinary – and at times controversial – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts.
It will be followed by an exclusive private view of the National Gallery exhibition Gauguin Portraits, just after it opens in London. Audiences will be given an engaging and lively guided tour by the exhibition curators and guest contributors, bringing this first ever exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits to the big screen with stunning close-ups and illuminating insights.
Why? Exploring the work of one of the world's most popular and important artists
Run time: 90 mins
The Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail will be showcasing the work of many of the artists taking part in this year’s trail.
Works in diverse media will include painting, glass, jewellery, ceramics, printmaking and photography. The exhibition will be open either side of the trail weekend itself.
For the sixth year, local artists will be opening their studios to the public on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September.
Led by Caroline Crawford.
A sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now. Professional artist Caroline Crawford leads this creative community. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence and meet new people!
Mon 20 May - 10 June, 17 Jun – 8 Jul, 15 Jul – 5 Aug (exc 29 July), 12 Aug – 9 Sept (exc 26 Aug)
Mon 9 – 30 Sept, 14 Oct – 4 Nov, 11 Nov – 2 Dec, 9 – 23 Dec
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly
Julian Gordon Mitchell synthesises the surreal and metaphysical with popular imagery, and a sense of painting's long history.
Julian has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, including the Cabinet Office in Westminster and the National Portrait Gallery as part of the BP Portrait Prize.
Title of work: Madame Cassoulet
We are delighted to present this inaugural exhibition of work made by students from Maidenhead schools.
A wealth of talent in a range of mediums from Altwood School, Cox Green and Manor Green. This show is part of Farm Out the flagship Norden Farm Arts Programme for schools funded by the Spoore Merry & Rixman Foundation.
Artwork credit: R Middleton, Altwood Secondary School, Year 12
Relax and kick back in our peaceful Goan chill out space.
Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or colour in a mandala while relaxing on a beanbag. Gentle rhythmic sounds in this colour filled space complete the total relaxation experience.
This gallery installation includes work made with local schools through Norden Farm’s Farm Out programme and with young people through our Young Creatives programme supported by the Spoore Merry and Rixman Foundation.
Featuring artwork made by pupils from Burchetts Green Infant School, Woodlands Park, Wessex Primary School, St Edmund Campion, St Mary’s Primary School, Furze Platt Infant School, Cookham Rise, Furze Platt Junior School an Oldfield School.
Suitable for everyone, including children with SEND.
Dir: Michael Engler 2019 122 mins, UK
The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes.
WHY? Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery and Joanne Froggatt
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)
Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.
Bring Baby Screenings
The screening on Friday 25 October at 11am is exclusively for parents, careers and grown-ups with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including cup of tea); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.