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The Bon Jovi Experience

The greatest stadium rock band of all time is recreated by the sensational Bon Jovi Experience.

They are the only tribute band to have shared the stage with the real McCoy. Lead singer Tony Pearce is the world’s leading lookalike. With all the hits including Living On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name, Keep The Faith, Bed of Roses, Always and more.

WHY? ‘The best tribute I have ever seen’ Jon Bon Jovi

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@JoviExperience
@nordenfarm

The Bon Jovi Experience website

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U2Baby

For U2Baby the sound is important, the look is important, but ultimately they recreate the feeling of a live U2 gig.

The chills, the hairs standing up on the back of the neck. Everything that makes a U2 show so special. With hit after hit from the 1980s to the present day from A Sort of Homecoming to With or With Out You.

WHY? ‘The UK’s number one tribute to U2’ The Cavern Club, Liverpool

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@theu2tributeuk
@nordenfarm

U2Baby's website

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The Big Berkshire Beach Gig

A showcase for the most exciting local musical talent in our main theatre.

Exciting local bands and musicians perform on our Courtyard stage.
The evening wouldn’t be complete without breaks between the acts - so you can soak up the atmosphere on our Goa inspired beach!

This year’s line up features:

Rain Crew
This 4-piece band based in Reading are thrashing out punk-tinged indie-pop hits the only way they know how. Spending the best part of 2017 gigging, they have supported bands such as Catholic Action, Massmatiks and Echoic and have played at a range of venues such as West End Centre, Boileroom, Readipop and O2 Academy Islington.

The band's line-up includes: Beth Atkinson (vocals, rhythm guitar), Mac Sullivan (lead guitar, backing vocals), Ryan Nicholls (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Lewis Thomas (drums).

Before the Breakdown
This alternative rock band from Reading/London brought out their debut album Fake Me Up after only a year since their formation, these childhood friends have been shaking up their local scenes.

State the Case
A three-piece rock band with Marcus Lewis (bass guitar), Ethan O’Brien (guitar, vocals) and Matt Merry (drums). Their heavier music style is fused with lots of influences including rock n roll, grunge and pop punk.
This growing band are working on their own original material but also love covers that get the audience moving! Distorted guitar riffs, thumping bass lines and wicked drums - your ears better be ready…

Grain
Four-piece band made up of students from the Sir William Borlases School. Mostly playing their own songs with an Indie/Rock style. They have played at Claytonbury and Fieldfest festival and will be performing at Marlow Football Club.

Toxic Sofa
Toxic Sofa are husband and wife team, Tim Bastock and Kim Halliday. Tim is an experienced bassist and has played guitar for over 40 years and Kim has mainly comes from a musical/theatrical background and has sung at Glastonbury Festival. After being inspired by Richard Digence Kim started writing songs based on her observations on life. They have now written and recorded six original songs. Toxic Sofa were also voted third in the Best Showcase Act category of the Graham Steel Music Company Awards 2018.

£8 | This is a standing event with some allocated seating.

Appear on the line up!

We're looking for local bands and musicians to join our line up for The Big Berkshire Beach Gig.

During the gig your music will be recorded by professional technicians and sound engineers. You will then be invited back to remix the multi track recording and walk away with a professionally mastered live recording of your sound - for free!

To be in with a chance of playing, send a sample of your music and info about the band to jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

The original Wishbone Ash line up forged a unique musical identity. It was synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works. He is joined by Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic (guitars) and drummer Tim Brown. They perform classic tracks from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire and new music that remains true to the original style.

WHY? Featuring a full performance of Wishbone Ash’s classic 1970 first album

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@MartTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's website

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The Kast Off Kinks

Former members of legendary band The Kinks are back together playing great music. They re-live the good times whilst keeping alive the songs that made The Kinks a household name.

The line-up features Mick Avory (original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 1980s/1990s and still with Sir Ray Davies), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 1960s/1970s) alongside Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding and Tim Rose).

WHY? Expect an evening of iconic hits including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, All Day and All of the Night plus more.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@KastOffKinks
@nordenfarm

The Kast Off Kinks Website

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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. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 13 Sept – 18 Oct (exc 27 Sept) and 1 Nov – 29 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Summer
Wednesdays (exc 4 Apr, 11 Apr and 30 May)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per sibling or additional adult

Autumn
Wednesdays (from 12 Sept exc 24 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a baby under 6 months

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (PG)

Dir: Ol Parker 2018 | 114 mins, US

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again! Sophie finds out more about her mother Donna's past while seeking guidance on how to handle her pregnancy. The all-star cast includes Meryl Streep, Lily James, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth.

WHY? An all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA

'The sequel to Mamma Mia! takes the first film forward' 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.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tues 28 Aug 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. Please note that buggies and pushchairs cannot be taken into the Courtyard Theatre.

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute 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. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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