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Margo & Mr Whatsit

No matter where Sophia finds herself living, her imaginary friend Mr Whatsit is always there with a new joke to tell and a new game to play.

But when she moves into her new foster home, he finds himself unimagined! Now Sophia has a new imaginary friend – Margo. Can Mr Whatsit’s childish playfulness keep him from being unimagined for good?

WHY? Winner of Best of Brighton Fringe Children and Family Show 2018

Presented by Paddleboat Theatre Company.

Age guidance: 4+ years.

Studio
£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.

@PaddleBoatTCo
@nordenfarm

Paddleboat Theatre Company's Website

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Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last twelve years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation.

WHY? Be mesmerised by square bubbles, rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles, flying saucer bubbles and more!

Age guidance: 5+ years.

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.

@bubguy
@nordenfarm

Louis' Website

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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

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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Nick Sharratt's Right Royal Drawalong

Draw along with acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt!

He'll be showing you how to sketch favourite characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways of creating fantastic creatures like dragons and unicorns, and giving loads of top tips. To celebrate his latest book Nice Work for the Cat and the King everything will have a special 'royal' twist!

WHY? Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in

Age guidance: 4+ years

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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Charlie Baker presents The Greatest Goat of All Time

World premiere of this fresh, funny, fantastical story.

Starring award-winning comedian, singer and dancer Charlie Baker (Harry Hill Sky1, Dog Ate My Homework CBBC, Doctor Who BBC1) and BAFTA winning CBBC Class Dismissed actor Sam Battersea.

A live ‘Clip-Clop Hip-hop’ soundtrack accompanies our hero on her journey from 0-100% confidence with her magically tuneful farmyard friend.

Jokes! Songs! A Goat! (plastic) Smiles! (Not plastic)

Age guidance: 14+ years. Likely to be swearing and adult content.

WHY? ‘A very special show’ Blue Peter

Studio
£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.

Charlie's Website

@BakersTweet
@nordenfarm

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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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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.

Crafts for February Half Term:

Monday 18 February: Space – UFO and Rocket Picture
Tuesday 19 February: Birds – Parrot & Owl
Wednesday 20 February: Duck and a Rowing Boat
Thursday 21 February: Space – UFO and Rocket Picture
Friday 22 February: Toadstools and Gnomes

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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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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about 1 hour ago This week saw our flagship community arts programme, SocialArts, draw to a close following just over 2 years of fan… https://t.co/3dtJ8KfQua

about 1 hour ago This week saw our flagship community arts programme, SocialArts, draw to a close following just over 2 years of fantastic workshops and creativity! We are very grateful to the Rothschild Foundation for funding this well-loved, life changing, project. Sadly, funding has now come to an end. You can read the project evaluation and learn about the impact that this project had on our participants here: https://norden.farm/pages/evaluation-and-road-map We are seeking funding to support further projects addressing loneliness and isolation in older people, if you can help we would love to hear from you!

about 4 hours ago FREE! Family Workshop this Saturday in the Nicholsons Shopping Centre Quest Family Fest is just around the corner! You can get involved at our free workshop this weekend! Pop in anytime from 10am to work with our artists to create work inspired by our upcoming show, The Enormous Turnip. Find us opposite Tesco!

about 23 hours ago This Friday, Odette Michell and Richard Lee combine their unique genres and talents to create an intimate evening of music in our Studio. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/odette-michell-and-richard-lee

1 day ago The Kid Who Would Be King Review Card An epic retelling of this much loved myth. Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon Excalibur! Now he must unite his friends and enemies to take on the wicked enchantress Morgana! Will their quest succeed? Find out from Thur 11 Apr --> https://norden.farm/events/the-kid-who-would-be-king-pg

1 day ago Check out this amazing trailer for NT Live: All About Eve – directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Lily James ad Gillian Anderson! Don’t miss your chance to see this wonderful theatre production, right here on the big screen in Maidenhead on Thur 11 and Sun 28 April --> https://norden.farm/events/nt-live-all-about-eve-12a-tbc

1 day ago ❤️ SocialArts: The Crafty Group for Older People ❤️ Today marks the end of our SocialArts project which began in January 2017. In the past 2 years this wonderful bunch have taken part in 75 weekly sessions. They have shown their work in 2 exhibitions and created over 1000 pieces of art as a group and individually! A huge thanks goes to our group leader Amelia, and volunteer Rachelle for their dedication and creativity. It has certainly been fun!

1 day ago Laura and her children travel to the Spanish village where she grew up, to attend her sister’s wedding – but unexpected events expose the family’s hidden past. Everybody Knows heads to our screen on Sun 14 and Tues 16 Apr --> https://norden.farm/events/everybody-knows-15

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1 day ago @CrystalHenley @realclintonb Hello Sarah they are on sale now - see our event page for me info and tickets https://t.co/2v12LNXS6H

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