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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Autumn
Wed 11 Sept – 18 Dec (exc 30 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 | £4 siblings

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 29 Apr (exc 19 Feb, 8 and 15 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a sibling under 6 months

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Alcohol Inks

Led by Kate Spencer-Millan

Learn about alcohol inks and how to use them. Suitable for all experience levels, even those completely new to painting! You will learn various techniques and applications for these vibrant inks - you'll be amazed at what you can achieve!

Autumn
Wed 25 Sept - 23 Oct
10am - 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week course, plus £20 materials cost to tutor

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 5 Feb and 12 Feb – 4 Mar
10am - 12.30pm
£60 per 4 week course, plus £20 materials cost to tutor

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NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

Encore screenings.

The hilarious West End and Broadway hit returns to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Why? Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden.

Run time: 210 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Years 2, 3 and 4

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group A will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Julian Gorden Mitchell

Julian Gordon Mitchell synthesises the surreal and metaphysical with popular imagery, and a sense of painting's long history.

Julian has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, including the Cabinet Office in Westminster and the National Portrait Gallery as part of the BP Portrait Prize.

Title of work: Madame Cassoulet

  •  17:00 -22:30 FREE
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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 5 and 6


This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group B will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Autumn term, the Youth Theatre Academy will be working towards a performance of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

Performance date: Wednesday 11 December

We are excited to announce that the Academy will also take part in a workshop with the renowned theatre company Paines Plough and will see a performance as part of their term.

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Years 12 and 13


'The Troublemaker gang had me film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


'Troublemaker helped foster the creativity I use every day in my animation and video work' James Willis

'Troublemaker gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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.

Autumn
Wed 4 Sept – 2 Oct, 9 Oct – 6 Nov and 13 Nov – 11 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 12 Feb, 26 Feb – 25 Mar and 1 Apr – 29 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Creative Writing

Led by Katy Walker.

Everyone has a story to tell - but how do you find the best way to tell it? Join award-winning playwright and creative writing tutor Katy Walker to find out in this series of workshops designed to get your creative juices flowing.

We’ll look at topics such as ideas, structure, rewriting, character, dialogue and the dreaded writers’ block, with a range of exercises to inspire, encourage and build confidence. These are practical sessions and, as well as looking at published extracts, participants will be encouraged to share their own work and give/receive feedback in a supportive, friendly environment.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring pen and paper.

Autumn
Wed 18 Sept, 16 Oct, 6 Nov and 11 Dec
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

Spring
Wed 15 Jan, 12 Feb, 11 Mar and 22 Apr
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

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The Pelleas Ensemble

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Bax Elegiac Trio

Andy Scott Sonata for Flute and Harp

Vieuxtemps Capriccio for solo viola

Ibert Deux Interludes

Couperin Trio Sonata selections

Ravel Tombeau de Couperin arr. J Morlock

A rare opportunity to hear flute, viola and harp playing together. Formed in 2011, The Pelleas Ensemble have won numerous prizes including both the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize in the St Martin-in-the-Fields competition in 2016. They have been praised for creating an immediate and intimate connection with their audiences. Playing with ‘verve and polish’ (The Times) they recently won a Royal Philharmonic award.

Why? Magical music with a unique sound from this special trio

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (MMS members £10)
£5 under 18s or up to two free tickets with an adult ticket

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

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Alexander Armstrong: All Mouth and Some Trousers - Work In Progress

Alexander Armstrong embarks on his first ever stand-up tour with All Mouth and Some Trousers.

A brand new and “deliciously irreverent” account of a career that has taken him from Armstrong & Miller, to presenting, documentary making, singing and – ultimately – taking his rightful place as the Voice Of Toilet Duck.

WHY? There will be shocking candour
There will be comic songs
There will – please God – be trousers

Studio
£10
Tickets are limited to 4 per person.

@XanderArmstrong
@nordenfarm

  •  20:00 SOLD OUT
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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.

Autumn
Wed 4 Sept – 2 Oct, 9 Oct – 6 Nov and 13 Nov – 11 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 12 Feb, 26 Feb – 25 Mar and 1 Apr – 29 Apr
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

opening times on Wed 16 Oct

Box Office
10:00 - 14:00
14:30 - 20:00
Cafe Bar
10:00 - 23:00
Food Served
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 19:45
Gallery
17:00 - 22:30

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