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Sunday Stories - Spoken Word Special!

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Presented by Norden Farm & Simon Mole, Supported by Apples and Snakes.

Poet Simon Mole is taking over our Sunday Stories slot again with another spoken word special!

Expect poems about ninja skeletons, raps about pug dogs playing football, stories about boys who meet Pacman and girls who can’t stop drumming. With special guest AF Harrold, poet and author of the Fizzlebert Stump series and the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal longlisted The Imaginary, illustrated by Emily Gravett. The Imaginary was the winner of the 7-11 category of the UKLA Awards.

Age Guidance: 4-11 years.

£3 per person.

A.F. Harrold is a children’s author and performance poet who has a beard and strange ideas. He’s written the Fizzlebert Stump series and the kids poetry collection Things You Find In A Poet’s Beard. He visits a lot of schools and shouts poems at kids in assembly. He lives in Reading with a stand-up comedian and two cats.

Find out more here.

Simon Mole was the first Poet Laureate for the London borough of Brent, and is a member of the acclaimed poetry collective Chill Pill. Since becoming a father Simon writes increasingly for young people, and his first play for children and families was commissioned by the V&A in 2016; Friends For All is touring with Half Moon Theatre. Catch in at Norden Farm on Friday 13 April at 11.30am and 2pm.

Click here to visit Simon's website.

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!

Please see below for full listings.

Monday 12 February - The Bag of Warmth
Tuesday 13 February - Messy Pig and Tidy Fairy
Thursday 15 February - The Three Little Slugs
Friday 16 February - The Musicians of Bremen
Saturday 17 February - Lazy Jack

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

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this half term.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Mon 12 Feb - Paddington and Suitcase
Tues 13 Feb - TBC
Wed 14 Feb - Goat puppet and clay troll
Thurs 15 Feb - Superheroes – mask and cuffs
Fri 16 Feb - Chinese New Year – dragon puppet and dog
Sat 17 Feb - Heart Letter Holders

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

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Jump In! Exhibition – Bee Me

An exhibition created with local schools and inspired by Me and My Bee, a show in the Jump In! Family Arts Festival.

Albert Einstein said that without the bees, humans have four years left to live. We rely on bees to pollinate one third of the crops we use as food.

This special multi-sensory experience for diverse family audiences including children with SEN, explores the importance and plight of bees, and gives ideas for what we can do to help the bee population.

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Youth Theatre (H)

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!

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.

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.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Early Man (PG)

Dir: Nick Park 2018 | 89 mins

It’s the dawn of time and prehistoric creatures roam the earth. Courageous caveman Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob must unite his tribe against a mighty enemy - Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City. The latest film from Aardman Animations.

WHY? ‘A gloriously funny tale’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)

Family and Friends (4 people) £20

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Paddington 2 (PG)

Dir: Paul King 2017 | 103 mins

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. He finds perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, a unique pop-up book. Paddington embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, can he and the Browns unmask the thief?

WHY? The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film

'A pure delight. As sweet and sharp as, well, marmalade' ★★★★★ Empire Magazine

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Thursday 11 January 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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