Social Arts: How To Get Involved

SocialArts runs at Norden Farm on Monday mornings.

Each session runs from 10am – 1pm, and includes a 2 hour arts based workshop (and materials) and lunch in the Café Bar.

Specialised transport can be arranged for those who need it.

We have activity planned across 2017 and 2018, and the current term dates can be seen below:

Each term focusses on a different topic (previous topics have included, sculpture, drawing, printing and a series of taster workshops). 

Spaces on SocialArts are limited and participants are asked to commit to the full block of each term.


Participants

Kick start the week at Norden Farm with our friendly social group! 

The group is aimed at older people who are looking to try something new, meet new people and have a bit of fun! Our participants range from age 65 – 90.

Each week we are joined by our group leader Amelia, who will lead you through the workshop – offering tips and tricks, and uncovering your arty potential! (even if you don’t know it is there!)

Each term we are joined by a visiting professional artist or practitioner who will act as inspiration for the following weeks work. 

We start each session with a cup of tea and a chat before heading into the session – and finishes with a hearty lunch in the Café Bar, before departing. 

Fancy giving it a try? Give us a call, we would love to find out more about you and get your booked in! 01628 682563 / robyn.bunyan@nordenfarm.org


Community Groups

We welcome already established community groups to get in touch and get involved! We already work closely with Elizabeth House in Cookham, and WAM Get Involved.  

What can SocialArts offer your group members?

  • Providing participants with the opportunity to engage in a range of arts activities, with  support from visiting artists and group leaders.  
  • SocialArts is a place where participants can learn new skills, renew social networks and reconnect with the community. 

If you think that SocialArts sounds like something your community group or service users would like more information about, contact Robyn Bunyan at Norden Farm on robyn.bunyan@nordenfarm.org or call 01628 682563


Meet the team!

Amelia Pimlott - Group Leader

Amelia is a professional artist, designer and maker. Amelia will be at each session welcoming you, and guiding you through the workshop.


Robyn Bunyan- Education Manager, and Project Co-ordinator

Robyn has been at Norden Farm for 6 years and will be the first person you speak to when you get in touch about SocialArts! She will book you in, welcome you to the centre and introduce you to the group.


When you come along to SocialArts, you will also be welcomed by the friendly faces of our front of house team, cafe bar staff and volunteer Rachelle! Each term we are also joined my a visiting practitioner.

about 13 hours ago Our next line up of Parent and Baby Screening is here! Catch Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig in Downsizing; BAFTA winning romance The Shape of Water; and Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake star in Wonder Wheel. These screenings are exclusively for parents with children under 2 years old. Tickets are £5.50 for adults and include a cup of tea or coffee, babies and infants go free! More info and tickets here --> http://bit.ly/NordenFilm

about 16 hours ago What better way to round off the week than with some Friday night comedy? We welcome the fabulous Stephen Bailey back to the Farm on Friday 2 March with his new show Can't Think Straight. Stephen is know for his friendly, open brand of gossipy humour that has made him one of the most enjoyable acts on the UK comedy circuit. Join him for an unmissable evening, packed with laughs! --> http://bit.ly/23StephenBailey

about 20 hours ago The Vinyl Frontier returns this Saturday 24 February with OK Computer by Radiohead --> http://bit.ly/01VinylFrontier The LP has just celebrated it’s 20th birthday. In recognition, host Jeff Lloyd will tell the story of how Oxfordshire’s finest came to record one of the most groundbreaking records of the past quarter century. Join him to hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and in fabulous hi-fi!

about 23 hours ago Biscuit anyone? - https://t.co/S7f0y4IZEo

1 day ago Jump In! this Easter Holiday! - https://t.co/c8g26kxnAi

1 day ago Dynamic Americana duo The Grahams head to Maidenhead on Sunday 4 March at 8pm -->... https://t.co/xKorxJCYXD

1 day ago Dynamic Americana duo The Grahams head to Maidenhead on Sunday 4 March at 8pm --> https://norden.farm/events/the-grahams Their music is inspired by railroad and river journeys - check out one of their tracks through the link below. The pair are supported by their 4 piece band for this stripped back set in our Studio space.

1 day ago Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company Create a play from scratch in just three days! Explore different elements of theatre such as acting and script writing before performing your masterpiece at the end of the course. Mon 9 – Wed 11 Apr 10am – 4pm (Wed 5pm) £90 (£80 Advantage Card) Suitable for ages 10+ years.

1 day ago Calling all budding artists and young creatives! Immerse yourself in three whole days of arts and crafts. This school holiday, the theme is art inspired by famous artists – from Picasso to Barbara Hepworth, and Andy Warhol to Matisse. Budding young artists will work to create both unique individual projects and collaborative art. You will have the opportunity to use a range of mediums and materials including clay and textiles. Wed 11 – Fri 13 Apr 10am – 4pm £85 (£75 Advantage Card) Suitable for age 8+ years.

1 day ago Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for two jam packed days. Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique in class, learn routines and create your own choreography. Led By Charlie Dixon. Wed 4 and Thur 5 Apr 10am – 4pm £60 (£50 Advantage Card) Suitable for ages 9 – 12 years. No audition necessary.

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