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Give it a Go! Music - Sing & Strum Ukulele (Families)

An introduction to the ukulele for everyone (even beginners!) Play fun and quirky covers and take part in a big uke jam

Give it a Go! Festival Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £14 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult at family workshops.

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Give it a Go! workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be brought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Give it a Go! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 30 March).

Take a look at the full Jump In! Family Arts Festival programme here:

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Summer
Tuesdays (exc 3 Apr, 10 Apr and 29 May)
3 - 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

Autumn
Tuesdays (from 11 Sept exc 2 Oct, 23 Oct)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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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.

Summer
Tuesdays (from Tues 1 May)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

Autumn
Tuesdays (from Tues 11 Sept exc 2 Oct, 23 Oct)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.

'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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The Fir Tree

by Tove Jansson

From Tales in Moominvalley

The Moomin family was hibernating in the drawing room as they were wont to do. They had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring… Now all at once a cold draught disturbed Moomintroll’s dreams. And someone was pulling at his quilt and shouting that he was tired and Christmas was coming.

Featuring live puppetry and music, The Fir Tree is an adventure set in the idyllic and peaceful Moominvalley. It is a gloriously unselfish take on Christmas.

Suitable for all audiences from 3 years and upwards.

Presented by Norden Farm, The Ding Foundation, Bernadette Russell and Steve Tiplady.

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Making Workshop

Get ready to join the parade!

Weave and decorate willow to create lanterns inspired by the animal world. Lanterns created at these family workshops will be illuminated at Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 8 December.

Workshops take place throughout November and December:

Norden Farm
Sun 18 and 25 Nov, Sun 2 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 17 and 24 Nov, Sat 1 Dec
10am – 4pm (drop in)

Last chance workshop (drop in)
Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 8 Dec
10.30am – 2pm


Suitable for all ages and all the family.

£4 per person. (Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop – including supervising adults)


Lantern Parade

Sat 8 Dec | Outside Maidenhead Town Hall | Free event!

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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.

Autumn
Wednesdays (from 12 Sept exc 24 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 for 1st child 0-5 years (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

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 - 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.

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 13 Sept – 18 Oct (exc 27 Sept) and 1 Nov – 29 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.

'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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about 3 hours ago Just added to our Autumn line up! Star of Not the Nine O’clock News, Smith and Jones and Three Men in a Boat – Giff Rhys Jones joins us for an hour of new stories, anecdotes and more! Join him for this work in progress show in our intimae Studio space on Thursday 13 December --> https://norden.farm/events/griff-rhys-jones-work-in-progress-66

about 5 hours ago RT @RBWM_Libraries: Exciting news! The storytellers from @nordenfarm are coming to Maidenhead Library to spread some Moomin cheer this Chri…

about 5 hours ago @BlackwellAhoy @DingFoundation @betterussell @slotmachineahoy Thanks so much everyone!

about 7 hours ago ❄️ It's competition time! ❄️ To celebrate the launch of our Christmas show The Fir Tree TODAY - we have a copy of… https://t.co/UxtRIGaMPA

about 7 hours ago ❄️ It's competition time! ❄️ To celebrate the launch of our Christmas show The Fir Tree TODAY - we have a copy of brand new Moomin book Christmas Comes to Moominvalley up for grabs! Moominmamma carries lots of things in her handbag to ensure she's prepared for anything! Let us know what item you wouldn't be without in the comments below to be entered into the draw to win! The winner will be picked after 10am on Friday 23 November and announced on social media. Good luck!

about 8 hours ago The Fir Tree is here! Our Christmas show opens its doors today for you all to enjoy over the festive season.… https://t.co/Suej1tQMMt

about 9 hours ago RT @LauraSummers: We’re rather excited to be going to see this at the weekend https://t.co/4rehQwtXVv

about 11 hours ago RT @finlandinuk: Moomins had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring. But then something unexpecte…

about 11 hours ago Our Lantern Making Workshops with local schools start TODAY! This week our wonderful artists are working with mini lantern makers from St Lukes, Woodlands Park, St Edmund Campion AND Cookham Rise!

1 day ago Only one more sleep to go until our brand new Christmas show The Fir Tree is finally here! The stage is transformed into Moominvalley, the Moomin family are here and we can't wait for you to see this charming festive show! More information and tickets here ➡️ https://norden.farm/events/the-fir-tree

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