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Online Classes And Workshops


Welcome to Norden Farm's online programme of classes and workshops!

Our health and wellbeing seem more important than ever in these uncertain times. We've been working with our tutors to bring you a fabulous line up of creative and fitness classes digitally via Zoom - so you can still enjoy being part of the Norden Farm community from the comfort of your home!


How does it work?

The classes will take place via a video stream where you will be able to use the camera and audio on your tablet, laptop or other device to see and hear the tutor and other participants.

You simply need to book on to your class or workshop of choice as normal by the cut off time (see event page). We'll then send you an email with a link to your session, a meeting ID and password. These will be emailed to you after the booking cut off time, shortly before the class begins.

If you'd like to learn more about joining a meeting on Zoom, click here for a handy guide.


Browse upcoming live streamed events

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Kite Making Workshop (online on demand)

Our much-loved Kite Making Workshops are back!

There are lots of ways you can get involved this year – like with our OnDemand Kite Kits.

Book your kit, collect from Norden Farm, access your OnDemand video from anywhere, get crafty, fly your kite!

Your OnDemand workshop video has been created by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project. Your Kite Making Kit includes everything you need to make a Japanese Sode Kite - all you will need are pens to decorate your creation.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at this year's Kite Festival.

Save the Date! The Kite Festival is back this year on Sunday 5 September. Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) between 12pm - 4pm for live music, food and drink, entertainment – and kite flying! Entry is free!

Keep an eye on our website for details about our Live Kite Making Workshops taking place throughout the Summer Holiday

Each ticket includes a kit with everything you need to make and fly your kite! All you will need are pens to decorate your creation.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

Kite Kit collection: Packs can be booked by selecting your preferred collection date (Thursdays - Saturdays 11am - 10pm). Collect your pre-booked kit from our Café Bar by showing them your booking confirmation email.

£5 per kite (includes materials - packs must be collected from Norden Farm)
Kite packs can be collected from Norden Farm between 11am– 10pm on your chosen day

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Kayleigh's Crafts - On Demand Craft Kits

Purchase your craft kits, collect from the Cafe Bar, then tune into the on demand video to get creative!

Monster Slime
Create your own monster themed slime! Your kit includes everything you need to make slime including optional extras such as a paint, foam balls, glitter and googly eyes. Play with your slime on the Splat Mat and learn through play with some fun activities and worksheets. Your pack comes with a special 'Slime Scientist in Training' ID card, monster activity book, stickers, and straws to make slime 'balloons'!


Ahoy Matey
Decorate your own wooden pirate ship! Your kit includes everything you need to decorate and assemble you own pirate ship decoration. Have fun with the activity book, worksheets, stickers and your very own pirate hat!


Superheroes
Create your own superhero puppet! Your kit includes everything you need to make you very own hand puppet as well as your own glider to assemble. Dress as a hero with your very own mask, snap bracelet and superhero tattoo!


Simply tune in and get creative at a time that suits you! We'd love to see your photos - you can tag us on social media @nordenfarm!

Suitable for ages 4+ years.
£5 per pack

Packs can be booked by selecting your preferred collection date (Thursdays - Saturdays 12pm - 10pm). Collect your pre-booked kit from our Café Bar by showing them your booking confirmation email.

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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 24 May - Mon 21 Jun, Mon 28 Jun - Mon 2 Aug, Mon 16 Aug - Mon 13 Sept, Mon 27 Sept - Mon 25 Oct, Mon 8 Nov - Mon 6 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list below)

Mon 24 May - Mon 21 Jun: 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.

Mon 28 Jun - Mon 2 Aug: Extreme Landscapes and Unusual Animals

Led by Amelia Pimlott

From jungles to underwater landscapes, deserts to the Artic, we will find inspiration for painting from some of the most extreme parts of the world in which we live and the animals that inhabit them. Using gouache paint and oil pastels, we will focus on colour and design.

Mon 16 Aug - Mon 13 Sept: Loose painting style

Led by Caroline Crawford

We look at loose painting style, with a selection of subjects starting with a fun fashion figure painting project in inks. We will cover varied subjects including the still life, landscapes and a botanical study and explore techniques including colour blending and application and mixed media.

Mon 27 Sept - Mon 25 Oct: Indian Sculpture

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using air drying clay, we will model figures, faces, animals and decorative elements inspired by Indian Sculpture both in relief and 3 dimensional form.

Mon 8 Nov - Mon 6 Dec: Texture

Led by Caroline Crawford

With a focus on texture we will explore different aspects of drawing and painting including proportion, one point perspective, watercolour and mixed media. Subjects will include animal portraits, a Robin study and a sunrise.

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Yoga for Beginners (online)

Led by Julie Potter

Feeling the need to wind down and relax, have a little bit of time to yourself? Come along and enjoy some yoga and relaxation with Julie. Practice gentle spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, basic yogic breathing techniques and guided meditations.

These classes are suitable for everyone, with or without previous yoga experience. Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Wed 23 Jun - 28 Jul, Wed 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Wed 13 Oct - 17 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Wed 24 Nov - 15 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£10 per class, £35 for the 5 week courses, £28 for the 4 week course

Drop in sessions: Wed 4 Aug, 11 Aug | Tickets £10

Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Wed 31 Mar - 28 Apr, Wed 5 May - 2 Jun, Wed 9 Jun - 7 Jul, Wed 14 Jul - 11 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

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

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   4 Aug
  •  11 Aug
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Crochet Social (online)

Led by Sophie Keaveney

Do you like to crochet? Join us for a virtual drop in session - grab your hook, grab your yarn and lets get crocheting!

This is a social session where you will have opportunity to work on your own crochet projects and meet new people at the same time. Sophie will be on hand to answer your crochet questions and will also provide a couple of pattern ideas that you can try out, if you'd like to try something new.

Experience of crochet is required, and you will need to supply your own crocheting materials/project to work on.

Wed 5 May, 2 Jun, 7 Jul, 4 Aug
7pm - 8.30pm
£2 per person
Booking cut off time: 4pm on the day of each event

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Wed)

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Wed 31 Mar - 28 Apr, Wed 5 May - 2 Jun, Wed 9 Jun - 7 Jul, Wed 14 Jul - 11 Aug
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   4 Aug
  •  11 Aug
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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

Thur 1 Apr - 12 Aug
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

If the tutor is unavailable for a session, a replacement will be provided wherever possible.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Thur 1 Apr - 29 Apr, Thur 6 May - 3 Jun, Thur 10 Jun - 8 Jul, Thur 15 Jul - 12 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

  •   5 Aug
  •  12 Aug
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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Thur 1 Apr - 29 Apr, Thur 6 May - 3 Jun, Thur 10 Jun - 8 Jul, Thur 15 Jul - 12 Aug
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course.

Suitable for 18+ years.

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom.

  •   5 Aug
  •  12 Aug
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A Basic Introduction to Clay (online)

Led by Helen D Evans

The intention is to spend 4 weeks to create a series of hand formed work out of clay. We will be trying out a different technique each week and hope to have at least 4 pieces of work by the end of the course.

The sessions are bite size and are intended for individuals to develop their own work each week and then to carry on in their own time.

Clay is included in the price. Clay packs to be collected from Norden Farm’s Café Bar on Thur 22 July and Fri 23 July, 11am-10pm.

After the course. You can arrange to have your work fired by Helen at an additional cost of £10, this includes a bisque firing and a glaze firing with a choice of one coloured glaze for you to decide when you drop off your work to her studio.

You will be notified via email or WhatsApp regarding the collection of your work.

Please see information sheet for more information.

Fri 23 Jul - Fri 13 Aug
4pm - 5pm
£44 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 15 July

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Book Club (online)

Self led group, organised by Carol Huntington

Share your thoughts on contemporary literature with other readers in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

This season the Book Club will be reading:

Thur 17 Jun - Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Thur 15 Jul - The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
Thur 12 Aug - Decline & Fall by Evelyn Waugh

Suitable for 18+ years.

Spaces are limited, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

17 Jun, 15 Jul, 12 Aug (online)
7.30pm - 9.30pm
£2 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session


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