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Ragnarok

By Charles Way

The battle for Asgard is over, the gods have beaten the frost giants. This, however, is just the beginning of the end of days. A stunning adaptation of the Norse myth.

(contains some scenes which younger viewers may find upsetting, 16+ recommendation)

The Youth Group Showcases are part of Norden Farm's annual Jump In! Family Arts Festival. Take a look at the full festival programme here:

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The Fir Tree

by Tove Jansson

From Tales in Moominvalley

The Moomin family was hibernating in the drawing room as they were wont to do. They had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring… Now all at once a cold draught disturbed Moomintroll’s dreams. And someone was pulling at his quilt and shouting that he was tired and Christmas was coming.

Featuring live puppetry and music, The Fir Tree is an adventure set in the idyllic and peaceful Moominvalley. It is a gloriously unselfish take on Christmas.

Suitable for all audiences from 3 years and upwards.

Presented by Norden Farm, The Ding Foundation, Bernadette Russell and Steve Tiplady.

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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, it’s 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

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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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Making Workshop

Get ready to join the parade!

Weave and decorate willow to create lanterns inspired by the animal world. Lanterns created at these family workshops will be illuminated at Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 8 December.

Workshops take place throughout November and December:

Norden Farm
Sun 18 and 25 Nov, Sun 2 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 17 and 24 Nov, Sat 1 Dec
10am – 4pm (drop in)

Last chance workshop (drop in)
Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 8 Dec
10.30am – 2pm


Suitable for all ages and all the family.

£4 per person. (Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop – including supervising adults)


Lantern Parade

Sat 8 Dec | Outside Maidenhead Town Hall | Free event!

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Youth Theatre (C)

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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.

'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

Thursdays or Sundays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.

'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

Thursdays or Sundays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Maidenhead Drama Festival

A week-long festival of one-act plays from local youth and adult groups, with comments each evening from a professional adjudicator and a host of trophies to be won.

WHY? Join us for the whole week and see if you agree with the final choices!

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£9 conc)

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11 minutes ago Award winners at the National Tribute awards - Soul Kinda Wonderful perform hits from the Drifters, Motown and Disco era – including fan favourites such as Saturday Night at the Movies and Under the Boardwalk. Catch them for one night only on Saturday 24 November at 8pm --> https://norden.farm/events/soul-kinda-wonderful

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about 1 hour ago We are set up and nearly ready to roll! Lantern Making starts TODAY! Find us in the Nicholsons Shopping Centre, opposite Starbucks to make your lantern today - just £4 person

about 16 hours ago Cannes Film Festival award-winner and Academy Award nominee Faces Places follows film maker Agnes Varda’s and photographer JR’s trip around the small rural towns of France. Escape with them to the unnamed communities on Wednesday 28 November --> https://norden.farm/events/faces-places-12a

about 19 hours ago This week our Gallery has been transformed by these amazing students from BCA College! Guided by professional artis… https://t.co/rTSe3f2pE9

about 19 hours ago This week our Gallery has been transformed by these amazing students from BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture)! Guided by professional artist Benedict Romain they have created a winter woodland wonderland for you all to explore! The exhibition opens on Tuesday - don't miss it! ❄️

about 20 hours ago Lantern Making Announcement! We have just had 4 tickets for the SOLD OUT Sunday Lantern Making (1.30pm - 3.3… https://t.co/2gvJcTo69f

about 20 hours ago Lantern Making Announcement! We have just had 4 tickets for the SOLD OUT Sunday Lantern Making (1.30pm - 3.30pm) become available! Don't miss out! Call the Box Office on 01628 788997 or book online here - https://norden.farm/events/the-carnival-of-the-animals-lantern-making-workshop-19

about 20 hours ago Calling all book worms and eager imaginations! We’re hosting FREE storytelling sessions in Maidenhead Library over the next couple of weeks to celebrate our Christmas show The Fir Tree! Join our storytellers on Saturday 24 November and Saturday 8 December from 11am-12pm.

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