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.
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.
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.
Led by Charlie Dixon
Dance week is an energetic creative dance course over 5 days, led by Charlie Dixon a local dance teacher and choreographer.
This jam-packed week will give young people the opportunity to take part in contemporary dance technique class, choreography workshops and participate in designing and crafting a brand new dance film - Dancing from my Sofa
Dancing from My Sofa is inspired by our current situation and how we’ve all learnt to adapt over the last few months. So, come a get creative with our epic new dance on film project based around your very own sofa/settee/couch/armchair or chaise lounge!
This course is open level course for dancers with mixed abilities, and great opportunity to build on existing skills in a friendly creative atmosphere from the comfort of your own home.
Suitable for ages 8+ years.
Mon 17 - 21 Aug
10am - 1pm
£80 (£75 Advantage Card holders)
Booking cut off time: Fri 14 Aug 5pm
Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.
The schedule includes:
We want everyone to be safe while practising dance at home so please ensure that all children are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear and that you have suitable space to move in and have cleared the space of any potential hazards.
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 28 Jul – 1 Sept (exc 11 and 25 Aug)
11am - 12pm
£8 per class or £28 per 4 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class
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!
Keep an eye out for details about each week's stories and what you'll need for each trick!
Suitable for ages 5+ years.
Tues 4 Aug - Paddington Bear
For the trick, you will need:
Some paper that they can scrunch up into a ball and a coin
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 (exc 28 Jul)
1.30pm - 2pm
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session
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
Led by Simon Mole
Free poetry workshops for ages 4+ years and accompanying grown ups.
Goggles! Umbrella! Hullaballoo! Out of all the words in the world what’s your favourite?
Join poet Simon Mole on a quest to find the best sounding words in existence, and possibly make up a few new ones too…
The group will play some fun games and activities to build skills and confidence on Zoom before Simon leads a step by step poetry tutorial to help you write your own work.
These summer sessions are the first of an exciting longer project - be part of the writing (and performance!) team for one of the first events to be hosted at Norden Farm in the Autumn once the venue re-opens.
Make sure you have a pen and paper at the ready.
Wed 5 and 12 Aug
10.15am - 10.55am
Free Workshop - places are limited and must be booked in advance
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session