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Nest

A stunning multi-sensory experience for pre-walking babies, their parents and carers.

Unfolding in a custom-built performance tent, Nest takes audiences on a journey through the seasons, using playful poetry, sound and song, captivating movement and tactile and sensory play.

WHY? Gentle, surprising and magical

Age guidance: 0-14 months

Presented by house. By Anna Beecher and Rachel Lincoln.

Studio
£12 standard (includes a baby under 18 months), additional babies/infants £8



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Singalong Concertini with the R'n'Beatles

The band perform a blistering set of terrific tunes - all played in that great Beatles style!

Bring the whole family and sing your socks off to belters such as Long Tall Sally, Twist and Shout and Rock ‘n’ Roll Music. Children can dance, sing or just chill out on our bean bags.

The 11.30am concert is a Relaxed performance - ideal for families with babies and toddlers, or Children with SEND.

Suitable for all ages.

WHY? Music to sing-along to!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2019. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

50 minutes.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Please book a free baby seat for babies under 18 months.

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Spring
Tuesdays (from 15 Jan, exc 19, 26 Feb, 9, 16 Apr)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

Summer
Tuesdays (exc 28 May)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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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 8 Apr - Messy Pig and Tidy Fairy
Tues 9 Apr - The Witch, the Rabbit and the Enchanted Carrots
Wed 10 Apr- A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson
Thur 11 Apr - The Magic Paintbrush
Fri 12 Apr- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Sat 13 Apr - The Apple Dumplings

Mon 15 Apr - The High Street
Tues 16 Apr - Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick!
Wed 17 Apr - The Fairy Baker
Thurs 18 Apr - The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss


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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Parveen Chana

An energetic modern Indian dance style. These classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Spring
Saturdays (from 26 Jan, exc 23 Feb)
10am - 11am
£67 per 10 week term

Summer
Saturdays (from 11 Jan, exc 1 Jun)
10am – 11am
£67 per 10 week term


Suitable for 6+ years.

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