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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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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Christmas Ceilidh

An evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn.

A caller will guide you through dances while ceilidh band Nedron’s Jig provide the live music.

WHY? A perfect social event for Christmas parties

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Loving Vincent (12A)

Dir: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman 2017 | 94 mins

27 July 1890. The small French country town of Auvers. A gaunt figure stumbles down a drowsy high street at twilight. The man is carrying nothing, his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound. This man is Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist. The story of his tragic death is told in this breathtaking animated drama.

WHY? ‘A one-of-a-kind work of art’ Variety

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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Murder on the Orient Express (cert TBC)

Dir: Kenneth Branagh 2017 | Run time tbc

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe, unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. Thirteen strangers are stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

WHY? Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp and Olivia Colman

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Monday 18 December at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Breathe (12A)

Dir: Andy Serkis 2017 | 117 mins, UK

Robin (Andrew Garfield) is handsome, adventurous and brilliant. At the age of 28, he is struck down by polio. Confined to a hospital bed, Robin is given only a few months to live. Against all advice, his wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home. Diana’s intimacy and witty determination transcends his disability and sets him free.

WHY? A heart-warming celebration of bravery and human possibility

'The film is as much about Cavendish’s wife Diana (Claire Foy on leave from The Crown) as it about Cavendish himself' ★★★★ The Independent

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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about 14 hours ago RT @FuelTheatre: Tonight! @InuaEllams arrives in Maidenhead with his award winning show #AnEveningWithAnImmigrant @nordenfarm for one night…

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1 day 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

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