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Kite Workshops

Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky!

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project.

In these drop-in sessions our practitioners will guide you through the process of making either the Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite, or a classic Trapezoid Kite.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at the Community Kite Festival which takes place in Boyn Grove Park on Sunday 1 September.

Kite Making Workshops

Wednesday 24 July | 11.15am - 1.15pm
Wednesday 7 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
Wednesday 14 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
Saturday 24 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £3.50 per person.

Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop, including supervising adults


Please note this is a Drop In Workshop:

Our drop in sessions allow you to come down to the session at any time throughout the day – you don’t need to get there for the start of the session! So you don’t have to rush, but do make sure you leave enough time to get here, get park and get into the session!

Sessions run from 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm, and at Norden Farm. You can make a kite in around 20 – 30 minutes with a bit of adult support!


The Community Kite Festival - Sunday 1 September

Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our very first Community Kite Festival on Sunday 1 September between 1pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!

Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill. Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include kite making, food from local vendors and a bar.

So head on down, enjoy the spectacle and celebrate with the community! Click here to visit the Community Kite Festival event page.


With thanks to our funders: Shanly Foundation, RBWM, The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust, and The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation.

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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!

The crafts for May Half Term are:

Mon 27 May - Bunting
Tues 28 May - Reptiles (Chameleon & Snake)
Wed 29 May - Weather (Rainbow Mobile and 3D Rainy Picture)
Thur 30 May - Duck & Swan
Fri 31 May - Africa (Mask and Collar)
Sat 1 Jun - Bug Crowns and Bracelets Making

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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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 May Half Term the stories will be:

Mon 27 May - The Very Hungry Caterpiller

Tues 28 May - Winnie The Pooh

Wed 29 May - The Ugly Duckling

Thur 30 May - Pippa Longstocking

Fri 31 May - The Mousehole Cat

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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Goan Chill Out

Relax and kick back in our peaceful Goan chill out space.

Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or go fish in shiny waters and add your creations to the walls. 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. Suitable for everyone, including children with SEND.

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Creative Arts Social Club

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)
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

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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 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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