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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

A non-audition community choir open to all. Working on everything from Madonna to Les Mis, from gospel to pop - this is an opportunity to meet people, learn some harmonies and sing your hearts out. No experience required. Enthusiasm absolutely necessary!

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 18 Feb (exc 11 Feb) and 25 Feb – 24 Mar
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session | £45 per 5 week term

Click here to download the Norden Farm Choir Information Sheet


Food and drinks can be purchased from our Café Bar. If you are providing your own lunch we ask that you eat this in the workshop space. Only Norden Farm’s catering can be consumed in the main foyer.

Norden Farm is a charity that operates on extremely tight margins and every penny really counts. Income from the Café Bar is essential to support our running costs. If you are able to support the charity, by buying food and drink from our Café Bar when you are here, it really helps.

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Creative Arts Social Club (online)

Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.

Our sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now - goes online!

Professional artist Amelia Pimlott leads this creative community with visual artist Caroline Crawford. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence, and meet new people!

5-week blocks run via Zoom with additional ideas for activities to do during the week.

Mon 13 Jul - 10 Aug, Mon 17 Aug - 21 Sept, Mon 5 Oct - 2 Nov and Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list will be supplied)


Mon 13 Jul - 10 Aug: Natural World 1

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using the theme of the natural world, we will use collage and decoupage techniques for a variety of 2d and 3d projects including producing a landscape inspired by Turner and creating designs for more decorative household items.


Mon 17 Aug - 21 Sept: Natural World 2

Led by Caroline Crawford

Continuing with the theme of the Natural World we will explore a range of different painting mark making and printing techniques using a combination of paints, papers, ink and things that can found around the house.

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Dance Week: Dancing from my Sofa (online)

Led by Charlie Dixon

Dance week is an energetic creative dance course over 5 days, led by Charlie Dixon a local dance teacher and choreographer.

This jam-packed week will give young people the opportunity to take part in contemporary dance technique class, choreography workshops and participate in designing and crafting a brand new dance film - Dancing from my Sofa

Dancing from My Sofa is inspired by our current situation and how we’ve all learnt to adapt over the last few months. So, come a get creative with our epic new dance on film project based around your very own sofa/settee/couch/armchair or chaise lounge!

This course is open level course for dancers with mixed abilities, and great opportunity to build on existing skills in a friendly creative atmosphere from the comfort of your own home.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Mon 17 - 21 Aug
10am - 1pm
£80 (£75 Advantage Card holders)
Booking cut off time: Fri 14 Aug 5pm


Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.


The schedule includes:

  • Daily Contemporary Dance technique workshop sessions
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Travel sequences and phrases
  • Creative tasks including solo, duets and group tasks
  • Choreography and rehearsal sessions
  • Creation of Dancing from My Sofa short film

We want everyone to be safe while practising dance at home so please ensure that all children are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear and that you have suitable space to move in and have cleared the space of any potential hazards.

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Digi Den - Summer Sessions (online)

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club!

Reconnect with the Digi Den community via weekly Zoom workshops. Share your creativity, explore music and film editing!

You will need: Paper to draw or write on and any pencils, pens or art supplies you may like to use. The project will adapt to incorporate any other supplies individuals may have.

Suitable for School Years 7 - 13.

Fri 31 Jul - 21 Aug
5.15pm - 6.45pm
£32 per 4 week term
Booking cut off time: Friday 31 July 12pm

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Shut Down, not Shut Up! Family Poetry (online)

Led by Simon Mole

Free poetry workshops for ages 4+ years and accompanying grown ups.

Goggles! Umbrella! Hullaballoo! Out of all the words in the world what’s your favourite?
Join poet Simon Mole on a quest to find the best sounding words in existence, and possibly make up a few new ones too…

The group will play some fun games and activities to build skills and confidence on Zoom before Simon leads a step by step poetry tutorial to help you write your own work.

These summer sessions are the first of an exciting longer project - be part of the writing (and performance!) team for one of the first events to be hosted at Norden Farm in the Autumn once the venue re-opens.

Make sure you have a pen and paper at the ready.

Wed 5 and 12 Aug
10.15am - 10.55am
Free Workshop - places are limited and must be booked in advance
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

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Yoga for Beginners (online)

Led by Julie Potter

Feeling the need to wind down and relax, have a little bit of time to yourself? Come along and enjoy some yoga and relaxation with Julie. Practice gentle spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, basic yogic breathing techniques and guided meditations.

These classes are suitable for everyone, with or without previous yoga experience. Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

17 Jun - 8 Jul, 15 July - 12 Aug (exc 29 Jul)
11am – 12.15pm
£10 per class | £28 per 4 week online course
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Shut Down, not Shut Up! Poetry Workshops (online)

Led by Simon Mole

Free workshops for ages 18+ years.

The building might be shut down for now, but we can still speak up!

Following on from the successful All Write Together series of online writing workshops during lockdown, poet Simon Mole is back!

Get creative with your communities and be part of the writing (and performance!) team for one of the first events to be hosted at Norden Farm in autumn once the venue re-opens.

Who are we? What can we be together as we re-emerge? What world do we want to come back to?

Bards of Berkshire! Poetry People! Lyrical Locals! From absolute beginners to experienced wordsmiths, this is for you!

Have a pen and paper handy during the workshop.

Free Workshops, spaces are limited so must be pre-booked
Wed 5 and 12 Aug 11.15am - 12.15pm
Booking cut off: 9am on the day of each workshop

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