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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.

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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

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Storytelling

11am and 1.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales!

This Half Term the stories will be

Mon 18 Feb - The Bag of Warmth
Tues 19 Feb - The Witch got on at Paddington Station (by Dylan Sheldon)
Thur 21 Feb - Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.
Fri 22 Feb - The Magic Porridge Pot
Sat 23 Feb - The Magic Paintbrush by Julia Donaldson

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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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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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

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Sessions are 45 minutes.


Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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The Enormous Turnip

Living in their tiny shed amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything!

Before they retire, they can’t resist planting one last seed.

But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, the dog and you and me put together! It’s gigantic, its roots are under the house and it’s taking over!

Unswerving energy, eccentric puppetry and live music in a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!

WHY? ‘Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm sprout up left, right and centre’ The Stage

Age guidance: 3-10 years


Relaxed Performances
Performances on Wed 10 Apr at 2pm and Thur 11 Apr at 2pm are Relaxed - ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The house lights are kept on and audience members can come and go as they please.


Courtyard Theatre
£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.

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about 23 hours ago Explore Taster Workshop Day heads to Norden Farm as part of Quest Family Fest on Friday 19 April! It's a day crammed full of hour long workshops for children and families. Try something new like Circus Skills, Manga Drawing or Chocolate Making. Suitable for all ages, tickets are just £4.50 per session. Browse the fill line up here: https://norden.farm/events/future/quest

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