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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Parade

Down On The Farm

Celebrate 10 years of Maidenhead’s Community Lantern Parade!

The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade returns to illuminate Maidenhead on Saturday 8 December! Featuring live music and entertainment, street food, licenced bar and hot drinks. Free to attend and open to all! And you don't need a lantern to take part - just come down and celebrate with the community.

Get involved at our Lantern Making workshops, running throughout November and December.

Create an animal inspired lantern by weaving and decorating willow. Our expert lantern makers will guide you through the process and you will have a lantern ready to illuminate at the parade.

Workshops are £4 per person.

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The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?
One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.

Featuring inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.

'Move over War Horse, this polar puppet is magic' The Guardian

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Storytelling

11am and 1.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales!

This Half Term the stories will be:

Mon 8 Apr - Messy Pig and Tidy Fairy
Tues 9 Apr - The Witch, the Rabbit and the Enchanted Carrots
Wed 10 Apr- A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson
Thur 11 Apr - The Magic Paintbrush
Fri 12 Apr- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Sat 13 Apr - The Apple Dumplings

Mon 15 Apr - The High Street
Tues 16 Apr - Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick!
Wed 17 Apr - The Fairy Baker
Thurs 18 Apr - The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss


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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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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.

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 6 and 10 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 10 Jan – 14 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 7 and 11 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained.

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

Mon 8 April: Design and make a Superhero puppet.
Dress your own superhero puppet with a cape and mask then set off on your own superhero adventures.

Tues 9 April: Train your Dragon.
Create a fierce, fire breathing dragon’s head or puppet and watch your dragon come to life.

Sat 13 April: Become a Superhero!
Design and make your own superhero cuffs and belt.

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Youth Theatre (B)

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.

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 showcase.

'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

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Take Root

Quest Family Fest: Schools and Community Exhibition

Continue your festival exploration in the gallery. Complete a Quest. Encounter towering plants, roots in the undergrowth and creepy crawlies above and below the surface as GIANT crops grow!

Visual artists Raphaella Sapir and Amelia Pimlott have worked with students and the local community to create an environment inspired by The Enormous Turnip a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!

Norden Farm Gallery

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40 minutes ago Alicia from Corless Creative will be bringing her wide range of original paintings, ceramics and textiles to the Night Market on Friday 14 June. Don’t miss her your chance to buy some of her beautiful work inspired by people, places and her love of the sea and coastline. Night Market --> https://norden.farm/events/norden-farm-night-market-75

about 13 hours ago What would you do if your next-door neighbor used to be a spy? Joan Stanley lives in contented retirement – that is until she is arrested by MI5. Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in history… Red Joan will be on our big screen from Friday 24 May --> https://norden.farm/events/red-joan-12a

about 15 hours ago Join an all female, bicycle powered, troupe for a production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest like no other! A shipwreck washes the court of Milan onto a mysterious desert island - inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters! Join The Handlebards on Wednesday 10 July --> https://norden.farm/events/the-tempest-93

about 18 hours ago We have a jam-packed line up of events right on your doorstep at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead this half term! With magic from Morgan & West a tale based on The Ugly Duckling in Duckie starring Le Gateau Chocolat and guareented to get you dancing - our Concertini with Check out some of our highlights below or browse all school holiday events here ➡️ https://norden.farm/events/future/school%20holiday

about 21 hours ago There are only 20 tickets left for That Blind Comedian - Chris McCausland on Friday 7 June! Make sure you don't miss out on his brand new stand up show Speaky Blinder --> https://norden.farm/events/chris-mccausland-speaky-blinder

about 22 hours ago ⚡️⚡️Norden Farm News Flash ⚡️⚡️ We are excited to be joined by Russell Howard for three dates next week - trying out some brand new material! Tickets are on sale now through the link below ⬇️

about 22 hours ago Comedian Bilal Zafar is back in Maidenhead with a brand new show on Friday 24 May at 8pm - the perfect way to kick start your bank holiday! Social media has been taken over by bots spreading hate, fear and influencing how we vote. But Bilal has made his own bots to fight back - and these bots only want to spread love and compassion! As seen and heard on BBC Three, Channel 4, MTV, BBC iPlayer, and BBC Radio 4.

about 23 hours ago ⭐️ There's just over a day left of voting in this year's Muddy Stilettos Awards - we're very proud to have made it into the finals for Best Theatre in Berkshire! ⭐️ If you have a moment to spare, your support would be hugely appreciated! You can cast your votes here ➡️ https://berkshire.muddystilettos.co.uk/vote/theatre-arts-venue You can also support our fellow Maidenhead and Berkshire business across 24 categories including Best Bar, Best Gift Shop, Best Cafe and more!

about 24 hours ago Want to bring a bit of magic to your half term? Time travelling magicians Morgan & West return to Maidenhead with a jaw dropping, brain busting, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza! Join them at Norden Farm on Mon 27 May at 11.30am and 2pm! More info and tickets --> http://bit.ly/MorganWestMagic

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