Secondary Schools

Farm Out Secondary

As well as the full programme of events which runs daily at Norden Farm, we have specially chosen events which can link to the national curriculum and offer further learning opportunities for Secondary schools.

Many of the live events which we have chosen for our secondary schools audience offer extensive education packs, and can include post show Q&A sessions and wrap around workshops.

We also offer workshops for secondary schools which can take place at Norden Farm and at any point in the year including Introduction to Technical Theatre and My School’s Voice.

What's On

Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

Wednesday 9 November | 8pm | Schools £9

Devised from the original US War Office pamphlet which was issued to every GI travelling to the UK. A crash course on the quirks and customs of British life, it featured sections on Britain's geography, climate, food and history.

The show's creative process explored a fusion of clown and physical theatre practitioners like Jacques Lecoq, Complicite, Kneehigh etc with elements of sketch comedy.

Running time: 90 minutes plus interval. Education Pack and Post-show Q&A available.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/119555441

Key Change

Wednesday 16 November | 7.30pm | Schools £9

Devised with women in Her Majesty's Prison Low Newton to tour to male prisons, Key Change carries the stories of some of the UK’s most marginalised women over the razor wire through an intense, raw and illuminating portrayal of women in prison.

Created by award winning company Open Clasp who create challenging theatre inspired by women.

Education Pack and Post-show Q&A available. Running time: 60 minutes 13+. Strong language throughout

Nine Lives

Thursday 24 November | 7.30pm | Schools £9

Fleeing from his home in Zimbabwe where a fresh wave of homophobia threatens his life, Ishmael has sought sanctuary in the UK. Dispersed to Leeds, he waits to hear his fate, he waits for a new life to begin amongst strangers. Strangers who don’t trust him and don’t want him there. But not everyone is bad… can he find a place to call home again?

Zodwa Nyoni (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Channel 4 Writer in Residence 2014) threads together humour and humanity to tell the real personal story behind asylum headlines.

Running time: 55 minutes, no interval. Suitable for age 13+

Trailer: https://youtu.be/tnn-2bcgqhU


The Norden Farm Roadshow

The Roadshow is a chance for us to get to know what you want out of the Farm Out programme - help us understand the way your school diary works, so we can help you access fantastic performances at Norden Farm.

Find out about the live cinema, theatre and special events which are coming up in the following season.

We are happy to fit around your hectic schedules. To arrange a roadshow meeting email our Education Officer Robyn Bunyan at robyn.bunyan@nordenfarm.org.

about 4 hours ago Looking forward to welcoming @TheZoots to Norden Farm Fri 9 June! Grab your tickets here -->https://t.co/LI04LmRyOW https://t.co/B4zKIO1KUg

about 4 hours ago Timeline Photos Introduce your little one's to the magic of live music with two concerts from Concertini this Half Term at Norden Farm. Melanie Martin takes us on a magical journey with Music for Viola at 11.30am and Concertini favourite Marisa Thorton Wood returns for Music for Piano at 2pm. More info and tickets here --->

about 23 hours ago The Lighthouse Keeper\'s Lunch Join us at Norden Farm for the delightful and much loved tale The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch on Tues 30 May at 11.30am and 2pm. Packed with live music and audience participation it's a sure family favourite this Half Term. More info and tickets here ---> https://norden.farm/events/the-lighthouse-keeper-s-lunch

1 day ago Very excited to have the wonderful @alicemarshall and @Edd_Hedges here Sat 3 June! Get your tickets quick -->… https://t.co/S7UkBp45wx

2 days ago Five Star Swing - The Big Band Five Star Swing - Big Band Show will be shimmying onto our stage Sunday 18 June at 7.30pm. Swing along to songs from the likes of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/five-star-swing-the-big-band

2 days ago RT @TheGoatropers: 25th AUGUST we're off to Maidenhead to play @nordenfarm for song dance and some fine old Country Blues! tickets: https:/…

2 days ago Looking forward to welcoming back the sublime @Haileytuck Fri 2 June! Follow the link for more info and tickets -->… https://t.co/LDD0SqeSPi

2 days ago @alfiemoore looking forward to welcoming you on Thur 1 Jun https://t.co/EzdO2zgoI4 - tickets going quick!

2 days ago Timeline Photos Calling all kids and well-trained adults! Big Howard's LOL-tastic Yukfest for Kids and Well-Trained Adults makes a stop in Maidenhead this Half Term! Join him for plenty of mischievous mayhem on Mon 29 May 11.30am and 2pm. More info and tickets here ---> https://norden.farm/events/big-howard-s-lol-tastic-yukfest-for-kids-and-well-trained-adults

3 days ago Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Half term is almost here - hooray! If you're looking for some school holiday inspiration, look no further. We have a full to bursting line up of shows, films, storytelling and craft to keep all ages entertained - right here in Maidenhead! Check out some highlights below or click here to view the full line up --> http://bit.ly/EventsSchoolHoliday

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