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Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage

This seemingly unlikely duo have recorded two studio albums, Before the Sun (2016) and Awake (2018), produced by award-winning producer David Travers-Smith. They have toured the UK, North America and mainland Europe, and on festival stages alongside Americana and folk luminaries such as Sarah Jarosz, Martin Simpson, Seth Lakeman and Oh Susanna. They also appeared at the West Java World Music Festival, Indonesia in 2019.

Hannah Sanders has an alluring mystique and a voice of disarming purity that massages your senses with gentle ease. Ask her nicely and she will discuss witchcraft, tarot cards and her adventures in a family band busking through Europe in an old school bus.

Ben Savage is a bubbling ferment of energy, all fluffy hair, unkempt charm and infectious enthusiasm who will seemingly play any instrument you care to put in front of him with grace and favour. Ask him nicely and he will debate any musical tradition you care to mention and will tell you all about the dobro and his adventures with the band The Willows.

They may incorporate various traditions, but they play contemporary music and have their own unique writing style too. Who puts English songs together with mountain dulcimer and dobro? Or incorporates ghost stories, blues, Northumbrian music, electric guitar, Woody Guthrie, murder ballads, Billy Bragg, human seals, old time songs, the Stockholm Archipelago, hangings, Appalachia, new moons, Joan Baez, cowboys, railway journeys, street singers and Cambridge into one mesmerising explanation of their musical philosophy? Not your average acoustic duo, that’s for sure.

Playful and instinctive, they constantly do the unexpected; yet they do it with such panache and natural chemistry it makes perfect sense. They are true originals, that’s all there is to it. Distinctive. Innovative. Ground-breaking. Unique.

Studio
£16

Hannah & Ben's website
@hannahbenmusic
@nordenfarm

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Bring Baby Choir

Singing is a great way to relieve stress and promote well-being.

Meet new people and take some time for you in this new acappella choir for mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their babies!

It is a baby friendly class, created especially so you can bring the baby you care for (in a sling / buggy / carseat).

Our uplifting vocal sessions are led by conductor/composer/mother Marta Radwan. There's no auditions, no singing experience is needed and you don't need to have a 'good voice' - just an openness to have a go!

  • Free on-site parking
  • Café (open all day)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 2 years

Free launch class!
Join us on Friday 5 May for a FREE session - with a cup of tea / coffee included

Fridays
Friday 12 May - Friday 9 June and Friday 16 June - Friday 21 July (exc 30 Jun)
12.30pm - 1.30pm
£10 per session | £40 for 5 week course

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Maidenhead Operatic Society: Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Maidenhead Operatic Society presents

Stephen Sondheim’s iconic award winning musical, which is in turn both comic and chilling.

Bloodthirsty barber Sweeney Todd has sworn revenge on the judge who destroyed his life. He now holds Todd’s beautiful daughter prisoner. Mrs Lovett needs to save her failing pie-shop. Together they hatch a murderous plan which could solve both problems…

Set in the backstreets of Victorian London, this dark and blood-soaked tale is widely regarded as having Sondheim’s finest score.

Sweeney Todd depicts scenes of a sensitive and violent nature. This is an amateur production.

Courtyard Theatre
£22 I £15 under 16s

Maidenhead Operatic Society website
@maidenheadoperaticsociety
@nordenfarm

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

Led by Richard Lee

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Spring
Tues 10 Jan - 7 Feb, Tues 21 Feb - 21 Mar, Tues 28 Mar - 25 Apr (exc 4 Apr)
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course | £32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course


This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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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 very beginning. This is a foundation course for those with little to no experience of playing guitar. You will learn how to hold a guitar and to make the right noises out of it. The aim of these lessons is to get you playing your first song within 4 weeks of lessons, as no-one takes up guitar to strum random chords, it’s all about the songs.

If you are returning to guitar having not played for some time and can barely remember chords this is a great way of getting back into the swing of things.

Spring
Wed 11 Jan - 8 Feb, Wed 22 Feb - 22 Mar, Wed 29 Mar - 26 Apr (exc 5 Apr)
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course | £32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (B)

Led by Richard Lee

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Spring
Wed 11 Jan - 8 Feb, Wed 22 Feb - 22 Mar, Wed 29 Mar - 26 Apr (exc 5 Apr)
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course | £32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (C)

Led by Richard Lee

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Spring
Thur 12 Jan - 9 Feb, Thur 23 Feb - 23 Mar, Thur 30 Mar - 27 Apr (exc 6 Apr)
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course | £32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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