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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!


Not taken part before? Or have a question about Lantern Making? Take a look at our handy FAQ’s. If you can’t find the answer to your questions, give our Box Office team a call on 01628 788997.

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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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Festive Floral Roadshow - The Beanstalk Tale

Multi award winning floral designer Mig Kimpton brings a fun fresh approach to festive floral design. He creates a unique fun evening of entertainment with a new live floral show to brighten up this year’s winter evenings.

Watch Mig create amazing festive designs from scratch, using fresh flowers and unusual materials.

WHY? Mig combines his theatrical past with his extensive experience of working with flowers, to provide an evening of flowers, fun and festive excitement!

Age guidance: 15+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Mig Kimpton's Website

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Small Fakers

A tribute to The Small Faces and the hits that kept 1960s London swinging.

The line up features Maidenhead's own Matt Bond as Steve Marriott and Dan Taylor as Kenney Jones. They perform the smash hits All Or Nothing, Lazy Sunday, Itchycoo Park and Sha La La La Lee as well as lots of fan favourites and selected tracks from the 1968 LP Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake.

WHY? The UK's only Small Faces tribute band

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@thesmallfakers
@nordenfarm

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Wintertide

As the days grow short and the evenings long, dark are the days of Wintertide.

Explore the snowdrifts and enjoy free family activities as the Gallery is transformed into a Nordic wonderland inspired by Tove Jansson’s Moominvalley.

The exhibition features entries from our annual Art Competition. It is curated and created by professional artist Benedict Romain and students from the local college BCA.

Entry is free.

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this festive season.

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

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Storytelling

10.30am and 1.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for more Moomin adventures this festive season!

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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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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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.

Autumn
Wednesdays (from 12 Sept exc 24 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 for 1st child 0-5 years (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 sibling under 6 months

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about 3 hours ago Just added to our Autumn line up! Star of Not the Nine O’clock News, Smith and Jones and Three Men in a Boat – Giff Rhys Jones joins us for an hour of new stories, anecdotes and more! Join him for this work in progress show in our intimae Studio space on Thursday 13 December --> https://norden.farm/events/griff-rhys-jones-work-in-progress-66

about 5 hours ago RT @RBWM_Libraries: Exciting news! The storytellers from @nordenfarm are coming to Maidenhead Library to spread some Moomin cheer this Chri…

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about 7 hours ago ❄️ It's competition time! ❄️ To celebrate the launch of our Christmas show The Fir Tree TODAY - we have a copy of brand new Moomin book Christmas Comes to Moominvalley up for grabs! Moominmamma carries lots of things in her handbag to ensure she's prepared for anything! Let us know what item you wouldn't be without in the comments below to be entered into the draw to win! The winner will be picked after 10am on Friday 23 November and announced on social media. Good luck!

about 8 hours ago The Fir Tree is here! Our Christmas show opens its doors today for you all to enjoy over the festive season.… https://t.co/Suej1tQMMt

about 9 hours ago RT @LauraSummers: We’re rather excited to be going to see this at the weekend https://t.co/4rehQwtXVv

about 11 hours ago RT @finlandinuk: Moomins had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring. But then something unexpecte…

about 11 hours ago Our Lantern Making Workshops with local schools start TODAY! This week our wonderful artists are working with mini lantern makers from St Lukes, Woodlands Park, St Edmund Campion AND Cookham Rise!

1 day ago Only one more sleep to go until our brand new Christmas show The Fir Tree is finally here! The stage is transformed into Moominvalley, the Moomin family are here and we can't wait for you to see this charming festive show! More information and tickets here ➡️ https://norden.farm/events/the-fir-tree

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