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The Carnival of the Animals - Saturday Lantern Making Workshops

Led by Same Sky.

Get ready to join the parade!

Short and sweet lantern making - get parade ready in 20 mins! Drop in to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night.

Suitable for all ages 3+ years

Please note – these workshops take place in Maidenhead Town Centre and are drop in sessions


Last chance drop-in workshops Sat 7 Dec | Maidenhead Library 10am - 2pm £4 per person


Our drop-in sessions allow you to come down to the session at any time throughout the session – you don’t need to get there bang on 10am. So, you don’t have to rush! Lanterns at our Town Centre workshops take around 20 – 30 minutes to make.


Click here to download our handy Lantern Making FAQ’s If you can’t find the answer to your question give us a call on 01628 788997.


The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade returns to illuminate Maidenhead on Saturday 7 December! Featuring live music and entertainment from The Brass Funkeys who bring pumping brass driven funk to lead you on the route! 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.

Find out more here.

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Creative Arts Social Club (online)

Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.

Our sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now - goes online!

Professional artist Amelia Pimlott leads this creative community with visual artist Caroline Crawford. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence, and meet new people!

5-week blocks run via Zoom with additional ideas for activities to do during the week.

Mon 13 Jul - 10 Aug, Mon 17 Aug - 21 Sept, Mon 5 Oct - 2 Nov and Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list will be supplied)


Mon 13 Jul - 10 Aug: Natural World 1

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using the theme of the natural world, we will use collage and decoupage techniques for a variety of 2d and 3d projects including producing a landscape inspired by Turner and creating designs for more decorative household items.


Mon 17 Aug - 21 Sept: Natural World 2

Led by Caroline Crawford

Continuing with the theme of the Natural World we will explore a range of different painting mark making and printing techniques using a combination of paints, papers, ink and things that can found around the house.

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Magic & Storytelling with Patrick Ashe (online)

Enjoy interactive stories online via Zoom - with an added magical twist!

Alongside the stories, Patrick will show you how the magic works and teach a trick or two. But because Patrick is in the magic circle you must promise to keep the secrets!

Tuesday 7 July - The Gruffalo

Props you will need:
Colouring pens / crayons (if not, just a pen or pencil is fine)

Keep an eye out for details about each week's stories and what you'll need for each trick!

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

This session will be fun for you and your little ones, please support where necessary and ensure that children are always supervised during the class.

Tues 5 May - 18 Aug
1.30pm - 2pm
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

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Kite Making Workshops (online)

Led by Community Kite Project

Our much-loved Kite Making Workshops are going online!

Just because we can’t be together to make and fly kites this year, it doesn’t mean the fun has to stop!

Get involved in our online Kite Making workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky at your local park – don’t forget to send us a photo or video!

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project.

In these online sessions our practitioners will guide you through the process of making a Japanese Sode Kite.

Join us via Zoom to make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky!

Each ticket includes access to the live, online workshop and everything you need to make and fly your kite! All you will need are pens to decorate your creation. We will be in touch with details about how you can collect your materials pack from Norden Farm.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

Thur 23 Jul - 13 Aug
11am - 11.45am
£10 per person/kite (includes materials - packs must be collected from Norden Farm)
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each workshop

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Digi Den - Summer Sessions (online)

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club!

Reconnect with the Digi Den community via weekly Zoom workshops. Share your creativity, explore music and film editing!

You will need: Paper to draw or write on and any pencils, pens or art supplies you may like to use. The project will adapt to incorporate any other supplies individuals may have.

Suitable for School Years 7 - 13.

Fri 31 Jul - 21 Aug
5.15pm - 6.45pm
£32 per 4 week term
Booking cut off time: Friday 31 July 12pm

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Oldilocks and the 3 Bears

The first of three shows heading to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

Oldilocks finds a teddy bear in the park and remembers a delicious bowl of porridge she tasted years ago in the woods. Something else happened but she can’t quite remember what…

Join Oldilocks as she sets off for another adventure followed by a scruffy old pigeon. Will she find the bears' house?

A wonderfully funny and warmhearted celebration of the classic story starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar…

Expect to be spellbound by lovingly crafted puppets, music and some steaming bowls of porridge!

The latest show from Garlick Theatre, who have perviously brought Eggs on Legs, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Three Little Pig Tails to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

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The Magic Porridge Pot and Other Tasty Tales

The second of three shows heading to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

"You can’t catch me, You’re much too slow!
I like to run wherever I go"

Can YOU catch that slippery little biscuit, the Gingerbread Man? You’ll need a big bowl of porridge first to keep your energy up. Don’t worry if you haven’t had yours this morning, Granny Grinpickle’s Magic Porridge Pot has made enough for everyone!

These two tasty tales which you know so well are served with unexpected spices and quirky flavours, along with Widdershins’ trademark ingredients of puppets, pop-up sets and original music. Perfect fare for fussy foodies and discerning diners. Bon Appetit!

From Theatre of Widdershins, the company who have previously brought Rumpelstiltskin & The Snail of Destiny, Rapunzel & the Tower of Doom and The Elves & The Shoemaker to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

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