Peter King (alto sax)

The international icon Peter King is one of the greatest ever jazz saxophonists. Forming a sax duet on the night, the challenger is the extraordinary multi-reedist Simon Allen. Supported by one of the acknowledged best rhythm sections in the UK: Alex Hutton (piano), Arnie Somogyi (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? A rare treat for all devotees of this consummate musician to hear his jazz sets of exceptional quality in this intimate club style setting

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Peter King website

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ROH Live: The Nutcracker

Live screening from the Royal Opera House (Tuesday).

With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, The Nutcracker is the perfect Christmas entertainment.

WHY? Featuring Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music - the most recognisable of all ballet scores

£15

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Simon Mayor and Hilary James: A Winter Warmer

Musical charm and humour with a seasonal twist.

Britain’s leading hot-fingered mandolin virtuoso Simon Mayor is joined by silver voiced songstress and mando-bass maestro, Hilary James. Expect a fresh look at some familiar favourites alongside mandolin classics, lively fiddle tunes, beautiful French carols, traditional songs, original settings of poems and the silliest of seasonal sing-alongs.

WHY? ‘A witty and captivating mix of folk, blues, swing and classical showstoppers, spiced with a unique brand of off-beat humour’ The Guardian

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@HilaryJamesUK
@simonmandolin
@nordenfarm

Simon Mayor & Hilary James website

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Bessie Smith: Empress of the Blues

Bessie Smith was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the ‘Empress of the Blues’, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s.

Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her blues troupe perform to a narrated show, featuring music and songs from that era alongside Bessie's work.

WHY? Chronicling Bessie’s life from a one room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, to becoming the highest paid black entertainer of the time

Studio
£14

@titus_julia
@nordenfarm

Julia Titus website

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Tina May (vocalist)

Truly ‘The Lady of Jazz’, with a stunning range and repertoire ideally suited to the intimate club-style setting of Jazz in the Studio at Norden Farm.

In combination with the remarkable musicianship of Piers Green (alto and tenor sax), Robin Aspland (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? ‘That great rarity, a singer who enhances a song’ The Observer

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Tina May's website

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New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm

Heck yeah, it’s a hoedown!

Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2018! Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine for foot stomping, rip-roaring, thigh-slapping traditional music and a night of all types of barn dancing. A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Age guidance 12+ years.

WHY? Dust off your cowboy hats, gingham checks or general fancy dress for frolics on the Courtyard Theatre dance floor

Norden Farm
£20 before 31 October, £25 after
Supporters £17 before 31 October, £22 after

@cutashine
@nordenfarm

Cut A Shine website

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New Year's Day Concert

The annual sell out concert returns for a 17th year.

Charpentier March (Te Deum)
Telemann Concerto grosso in B flat
Vivaldi Concerto in C for 2 trumpets
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.6
Handel Overture: Hercules
Vivaldi Concerto in D for 2 violins and 2 cellos
Bach Suite No.3 in D

WHY? Including works by Handel, Vivaldi and J S Bach

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc), (£5 under 16s)

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Cancion

Classical Soprano Brit Nominee Izzy Cooper invites you to experience Cancion live in concert.

A spectacular and intimate musical event with exquisite vocals, featuring a variety of classical, musical and jazz favourites, adding a fresh and innovative approach to the classical world today! Accompanied by guitarist Robin Hill

WHY? ‘Virgin Records has developed a clear strategy that distinguishes Izzy as a mould-breaking artist capable of overstepping musical boundaries’ Classic FM Magazine

£22.50

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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.

These are fun and friendly lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years' experience.

Autumn

Wed 6 Sept – 11 Oct and 1 Nov – 6 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm

Thur 7 Sept – 12 Oct and 2 Nov – 7 Dec
7pm – 8pm

£45 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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about 7 hours ago Do not be Superstitious? THE TOTAL WHO SHOW 13th January 2018 Buy a ticket....I dare you x You Better You Better You Bet x https://norden.farm/whatson/2018-01-13

about 9 hours ago Our Christmas show Miki opens tomorrow! Penguin has been busy settling into his dressing room ahead of his first performance... Catch performances twice daily until Saturday 30 December. More info and tickets here --> http://bit.ly/MikiChristmas Slot Machine Theatre

about 13 hours ago 'Visually stunning and philosophically profound' ★★★★★ The Guardian Our final screening of spectacular sci-fi sequel Blade Runner is this Tuesday 21 November at 8pm --> http://bit.ly/2zTOuja Find out why Mark Kermode thinks it's a future classic in the review below...

about 13 hours ago After a fab first weekend of lantern making ahead of Norden Farm's Annual Community Lantern Parade we haven't slowed down on this miserable Monday morning!! Each year we work with a number of community groups and today our SocialArts group have been busy creating a skulk of foxes to join the parade! Same Sky Maidenhead Advertiser Enjoy Maidenhead RBWM

about 13 hours ago RT @MaidenheadAds: Lantern making workshops begin ahead of annual @nordenfarm parade https://t.co/wTlWeBDvBH

about 14 hours ago RT @TheRealMawkin: Last 17 tickets going for our gig on Wednesday! @nordenfarm https://t.co/PjTqCg4WkX

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about 17 hours ago RT @LouConran: I'm doing my Ed show @nordenfarm 1st Feb it'd be ace to see you there if you're in the Bucks/Berks area. Tix here: https:/…

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