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Norden Farm Recommends Thursday 16 April


Dear Friends – hope you’re doing ok and finding ways to secure some joy everyday. Here is my second blog, coming to you direct from my shed, in week 3 of lockdown from Norden Farm with a some ideas to share…

Jane Corry x

Chief Executive and Artistic Director


Imagine you wake up one morning, and absolutely everything in your world has changed. Sound familiar? Kafka’s classic tale of a man turning into an insect overnight is brilliantly transposed into a thrilling piece of dance theatre by Arthur Pita. Check out The Metamorphosis, part of #OurHouseToYourHouse from the Royal Opera House on Friday 17 April at 7pm.


We're forming a socially distanced orchestra to play Beethoven's iconic musical symbol of unity, and we want you to join us! #NYOdetoJoy

Posted by National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain on Thursday, April 9, 2020

On Friday at 5pm me and my girls will be tuning up our oboes, flutes and guitars to take part in the National Youth Orchestra’s project, to play Ode to Joy on our doorstep (apologies to our neighbours, but it’s for a good cause) – hopefully with hundreds of other people… The music’s available here where there are easier and harder parts available - you can also donate to the orchestra.

Keeping with the Beethoven theme, got a piano in the room gathering dust? Get inspired by Pianist Boris Giltburg who’s started an ambitious project to learn, record, and comment on all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas. Learn more about the works from his excellent written commentaries here, then head to your keyboard for a little Moonlight…


FREE LIVE COMEDY! PAC is proud to be a part of the first ever Your Place Comedy event! On Sunday 19th April at 8.00pm...

Posted by Pocklington Arts Centre on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Comedy, one of Norden Farm’s favourite genres, has taken on a whole new importance, helping us cope with this strange new world. Get your shot in real-time on Sunday 19 April 8pm at the Your Place Comedy event - a brilliant initiative to raise funds for venues in the north of England. Guests this week are Mark Watson and Lucy Beaumont, who perform direct from their living rooms.

Why not use some of this downtime to explore galleries further afield and escape into art. Take a virtual tour around the Uffizi in Florence and see The Easter Story exhibition and enjoy blissfully with zero other tourists blocking your view.



And lastly, if you’re looking for a feel-good film to watch over the weekend Paddington 2 is available to watch for free on BBC iPlayer. The cast is packed with familiar faces giving exceptional (and sometimes unexpected) comic performances – with Ben Whishaw lending his voice to the marmalade loving bear. The perfect way to round off this slightly surreal school holiday.

about 9 hours ago At the final session you can contribute to the writing of a community poem that we've commissioned Simon to write.… https://t.co/2ALAIpDFen

about 9 hours ago From absolute beginners to experienced wordsmiths, our FREE online Lockdown Town Poetry Workshops are for you! Loc… https://t.co/7BUfGPriLO

about 24 hours ago Create some beautiful cards at Evening Papercraft Workshops via Zoom! Alongside the live session, a full kit and in… https://t.co/RLug3yB70g

1 day ago Have you been enjoying the snow today? ❄️❄️❄️ Did you make a snowman? ☃️ We'd love to see your pics! Thank you to… https://t.co/AaHXupQg8O

2 days ago Take a look at next week's online classes schedule for some lockdown activity inspiration! What will you be joining… https://t.co/3LrzMoLI56

4 days ago Stars in Their Eye’s finalist and X Factor boot-camp contestant Emma Wright performs an authentic tribute in The Am… https://t.co/YOELaKd5vu

4 days ago Introducing Sunday Funday! New monthly online sessions to bring you fun and family time during lockdown and beyond!… https://t.co/4QkQmtQlhF

4 days ago In Imagine Like Chagall, you can make a dreamlike fantasy in watercolour / pastel - or choose to make your own vers… https://t.co/pHd8pU9p4o

4 days ago Comedian @dalisochaponda joins Sandi Toksvig with Bill Bailey, Sally Phillips and Alan Davies on QI tonight at 9pm… https://t.co/eN6s8wfFVP

5 days ago Sunday Funday kicks off with a bang this Sunday with Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga! Learn yoga postures,… https://t.co/y7e4FoylA4

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