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The Carnival of the Animals - Maidenhead's Community Lantern Parade

We are excited to bring the annual Community Lantern Parade to Maidenhead town centre on Saturday 9 December.

The event begins with live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra - The Kings of Bhangra outside Maidenhead Town Hall from 4.30pm.

The Lantern Parade is free to attend and suitable for all ages.


What happens when!

  • 4.30pm Live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra

  • 5pm Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall and is led through the streets of the town by 4x4 Bhangra and Beatroots Samba Band

  • 6pm More live music and entertainment

Lanterns are waterproof so the parade will go ahead come rain or snow!

All are welcome at the parade – with or without lanterns. Simply turn up and walk through the town centre with the parade.

If you have made lanterns at one of our workshops, Norden Farm’s Young Volunteers will be on hand to help illuminate the lanterns and guide the parade.


Not taken part before? Or have a question about the Lantern Parade? 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.

Click here for the Lantern Parade FAQs

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Don't forget the After Party!

Thursday 14 December 2017 from 4.30pm

Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!


other events you may be interested in

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The Maidenhead Beach

The ever popular Maidenhead Beach is back, all summer long – this year inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.

The Beach has been designed and handmade by Norden Farm with the help of the community.

It’s free to play on every day with beachside tables available for snacks and lunch from the Cafe Bar (including children’s picnic bags).


Peel yourself off the beach and get creative with your little ones in our daily Beach Craft sessions:

Arts and Crafts (45 mins) | £5 per child Monday – Saturday 10.30am

Or sit back and relax with them in the story den for our Storytelling sessions:

Storytelling (20 mins) | £2 per person Monday – Saturday 1.30pm and 3.30pm


For maximum chill out, explore the indoor sensory space in our Gallery. It is designed for children with SEND and features work from local schools. Get involved with decorating the floor and making kites.


All of this and a full programme of family films and live events, the Goan Beach is the perfect place to pitch up this Summer.


We love to welcome you and your children here at Norden Farm. However, please be aware that, as we serve hot drinks and food, we do ask that children don’t run in the Café Bar area and are kept close to their adults when on the Beach. Do ask us for children’s books or free colouring sheets if your little ones need some off line distraction.

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Beach Life

A special installation designed to be a relaxing sensory delight for everyone, inspired by the beach huts of Goa, featuring work created by local schools.

Get involved in designing (on the floor) and making fluttering kites which we’ll fly over the summer.

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Ed’s Industry – Ed Waller

Edward’s photos convey abstract impressions through the unusual angles on the places and objects that are around us. His early training as a graphic designer imbues his vision of the everyday as art.

Ed’s current style of painting is evocative and powerful. Accomplished mostly in black and white, his paintings are stark statements of fact.

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Geeta Rai

An energetic modern Indian dance style. These classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Tuesdays
4.30pm – 5.30pm
£67 per 10 week term

Suitable for 6+ years.

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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton.

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of current music. This is contemporary dance smashed up and easy to learn!

All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for 9+ years.

Spring
Tuesdays (from Tues 9 Jan)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

Summer
Tuesdays (from Tues 1 May)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights 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 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


£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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