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History and merriment for ages seven to 107!
History as you’ve never seen it before in this fun for all the family historical extravaganza!
Why is the history of shrinking all about the Spanish Armada? Why is the history of oranges all about Tudor spies? What links Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to windows, bells and fire? Why is the history of rings all about the death of Elizabeth I?
Expect mind-bending stories, shocking tales and fascinating relics as our critically acclaimed Histories of the Unexpected duo rampage around the past, leaving no stone unturned (and no historical window unbroken) in their madcap mission to make sure that you never think about the Tudors in the same way… ever again!
Sam Willis is one of the country’s best-known historians and has made more than ten TV series for the BBC and National Geographic including The Silk Road and Invasion!
James Daybell is Professor of Early Modern British History at Plymouth University and is one of the country’s finest historical thinkers.
Age guidance 7+ years.
WHY? 'Fun, witty and fast-paced…an innovative approach to telling history' BBC History Weekend
‘It’s Genius!’ Pail Ross, Talk Radio
‘History as you’ve never seen it before’ Dan Snow
‘It’s the new Horrible Histories’ BBC Radio Devon
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
A Tale from Percy’s Park by Nick Butterworth.
One winter's night it was so cold it began to snow
Great big snowflakes fell past the window of Percy's hut…
Percy the Park keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter’s night Percy finds his little friends shivering on the doorstep – they need more than food and he must find a way to help them…
A snuggly, fun and heart-warming story, with songs to sing along to and furry friends to meet.
‘Magical – an ideal introduction to the theatre for children’ ★★★★★ The Stage
Created by Slot Machine, the company that brought the hit Christmas shows Miki and Kipper's Snowy Day to Norden Farm.
‘A little gem! ...Very creative and so much fun. Our daughter couldn't stop laughing out loud’ ★★★★★ Netmums
Age guidance 3+ years.
The performances on Saturday 3 December at 11am and Wednesday 28 December at 11am are Relaxed. Ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.
The performance on Wednesday 21 December at 11am will be signed.
£15 | £13 under 16s
£52 Family & Friends (4 people)
We are delighted to present the third Maidenhead Schools: Art, Design and Photography Exhibition showcasing the work made by the students from Maidenhead schools.
The exhibition will show a wealth of talent in a range of mediums including paint, textiles and digital media. The exhibition aims to unite Maidenhead schools and colleges by celebrating the creativity and talent of our local students.
Current artwork will include work by students from Altwood CofE School, BCA and Desborough College. To register your schools' interest in our 2022 exhibition, please contact Kayleigh at firstname.lastname@example.org
This exhibition is part of Farm Out, the flagship Norden Farm Arts Programme for schools funded by the Spoore, Merry and Rixman Foundation.
Artwork Credit: Gurleen Johal, BCA
Tues 18 Oct - Sat 5 Nov 5pm - 10pm
A new comedy dance film featuring popular characters from the Indian epic, the Ramayana, including interaction with the cast – live, at your venue!
Princess Sita is missing. Rumours are afoot that the dastardly ten-headed King Ravana has something to do with her disappearance. But he better watch out, as Hanuman, a brave and intrepid Monkey Intelligence Officer, is embarking on a treacherous mission determined to locate Sita and deliver a top-secret message that promises to foil Ravana’s wicked plans.
Spy Monkey is a fun movie experience specially designed for young audiences, with a difference! Meet the Spy Monkey film characters, uncover a secret trail and participate in Hip Hop and contemporary South Asian dance workshops.
Intrigued? Slip on your spy glasses, bring your dancing feet and uncover some juicy information about the Diwali story!
Age guidance 4+ years.
Presented by ATMA Dance.
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40
Run time 75 mins
Led by Same Sky
Across two hours, weave an intricate animal-inspired willow frame before covering and decorating your creation.
Sat 19 Nov | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £7 per person
Sat 26 Nov | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £7 per person
Sat 3 Dec | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Adult sessions 17+ years | £17.50 per person
There will also be lantern making sessions at Maidenhead Library on Sat 10 Dec, timings to be announced.
Find out more about this year's Lantern Parade here.
Tickets from £7 per person
Taking place at Norden Farm
Led by Rachel Walsh
A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.
Fri 16 Sept - 16 Dec (exc 28 Oct, 4 and 18 Nov)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term
Suitable for ages 2+ years.
If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically
Dir: Enrique Gato 2022 | 89 mins
Accident prone Tad longs to be accepted by his fellow archaeologists as one of them. But he always ends up making a mess.
When he mistakenly destroys a sarcophagus, he unleashes a spell that endangers the lives of his friends Mummy, Jeff and Belzoni.
With everyone against him and only helped by Sara, Tad embarks on a flight full of adventures. It will take him from Mexico to Chicago and from Paris to Egypt, to find a way to end the mummy’s curse.
School Holiday Family Screenings
£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28
The screening on Wed 26 Oct at 11am is Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed.