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Wine Club

Led by The Wine Inspector.

A series of wine workshops exploring the wonderful world of wine! All you need is your palate and an open mind – no experience necessary! Our resident wine expert uncorks the doors of wine, tasting 3 wines each month.

Autumn
Fri 14 Sept, 12 Oct, 9 Nov and 7 Dec | 8pm – 9pm
£15 per session

Suitable for 18+ years


14 Sept - Reds for Autumn
Why do we see wines by season and does it matter?
Summer holidays may be over and the evening drawing in, so it’s time to look at some different red wines for autumn.
We will taste three more structured red wines from different parts of the world to warm the cockles of your heart as we come into autumn.

12 Oct - Oaky and Non Oaky Wines
Many people say ‘I don’t like oaky wines’ and yet oak is used as a winemaker’s tool in many wines over many centuries. They use it to affect not just taste but texture as well in the wines that we drink. In this Norden Farm Wine Club, The Wine Inspector will look at three wines with and without oak ageing and examine the difference.

9 Nov – Sparkling & Champagne
By popular request! There is only one Champagne region that produces the wine of the same name in the world.

Mme Lily Bollinger famously said
“I drink Champagne when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty.”

However, Champagne does get rather expensive, so The Wine Inspector will look at three great value sparkling wines including one Champagne.

7 Dec – Something different – fortified, sweet and sweetish?
Wine is an incredibly versatile drink and has so many different expressions sparkling, still, red, rose, white, dry to sweet and everything in between. As Christmas comes closer this is a look at some different pre- and post-dinner options and some wines that might not usually be in the repertoire.

Click here to download the Wine Club Information Sheet.

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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 11 Jan - Mon 8 Feb, Mon 22 Feb - Mon 22 Mar, Mon 12 Apr - Mon 10 May, Mon 24 May - Mon 21 Jun
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list below)

Mon 11 Jan - 8 Feb: Seas, Skies and Trees

Led by Amelia Pimlott

We will explore how light falls across landscapes, seascapes and across the sky to create images of mood and drama using paint and oil pastels. Led by Artist Amelia Pimlott, this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.


Mon 22 Feb - Mon 22 Mar: Animals and Nature

Led by Caroline Crawford

Whether or not you haven’t picked up a pencil for years or want to brush up on your painting skills, this course covers detailed elements of Drawing & Painting focussing on animal portraits and nature studies and still life. Carefully Guided by artist Caroline Crawford this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.


Mon 12 Apr - Mon 10 May: Black and White

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using black and white photos as source material, we will explore the figure and portraits to develop tonal drawings using charcoal chalk and pencil and learn to scale up. Led by Artist Amelia Pimlott this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.


Mon 24 May - Mon 21 May: Landscapes, Townscapes and Nature

Led by Caroline Crawford

This course covers focusses on a variety of Drawing & Painting techniques to create landscapes, townscapes and nature studies. Led by Caroline Crawford, this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.

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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.

Tues 19 Jan - Tues 23 Feb (exc Tues 16 Feb), Tues 2 Mar - Tues 30 Mar
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class or £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

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Twilight Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.

Tues 19 Jan - Tues 23 Feb (exc Tues 16 Feb), Tues 2 Mar - Tues 30 Mar
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class or £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of each session

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Buildings in the Countryside

Led by Jo Hall

Structures in the landscape often owe their existence to the land they are built on, whether to protect the terrain, to farm it or simply occupy it. In the same way it is good to consider the contours of the landscape before embarking on a painting inspired by man-made structures. Over six weeks we will draw and paint some of the following; a bridge, viaduct, stone wall or cairn, a derelict or deserted house, a castle, mine buildings, or fishing hut or barn. This course will involve a lot of drawing and mark making.

Wed 24 Feb - 24 Mar
11.30am - 3pm
£120 per 6 week course
Booking cut off time: 9am on Wed 24 Feb

Please see information sheet for materials, references and equipment.

This course will take place online while our doors remain closed due to lockdown.

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Pilates - Beginners & Improvers

Led by Amy Lovell

Suitable for anyone new to Pilates or wishing to improve their flexibility, co-ordination, posture, balance, breathing and focus on stabilising the core. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Wed 24 Feb - 31 Mar
1.15pm – 2.15pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

Suitable for 18+ years.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

This class will continue to be online only while our doors remain closed due to lockdown.

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Zen Drawing with Colour (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns and exploring colour.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your art making abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing and playing with colour.

In each session explore drawing abstract patterns and the different ways you can enhance your designs using colour pencils and bright watercolours.

You will need: Art paper (Minimum 140gsm), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner, watercolours, colour pencils or Aquarell colour pencils, fine brushes.

Or simply order an Art pack for £26 from Amanda via email ([email protected]). Packs will need to be ordered by Sunday 21 February and collected from Norden Farm Take Away on Fri 26 Feb, 12pm - 8pm & Sat 27 Feb, 12pm - 8pm.

Art Packs contain – Pack of 4 fine liner pens, 2 brushes (size 4 & 8), A4 Heavyweight paper pad, Aquarell Colour pencils Pack of 12 (water soluble) Koh-i-Noor Anilinky Brilliant Watercolours - set of 12.

Mon 1 Mar - 29 Mar (except 15 Mar)
7.30pm – 8.45pm
£8 per session, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of the session

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