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Beginners/Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is particularly suited to beginners, those returning to yoga having had a break, those with specific injuries or conditions or even those that consider themselves to be of a ‘certain age’ that might need a less challenging approach. We will cover general breathing practises, the basic and gentler postures, together with general information and possible discussion around movement and the potential difficulties we might come up against.

The aim will be to relax and enjoy.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of nearly 30 years of practice and study, with a broad experience of many styles and teachers. In recent years I have been moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential and ‘felt’ approach, influenced by teachers who have been inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.

Please bring a blanket, a yoga / Pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing

Summer
Wed 1 May - 5 Jun (6 weeks)
Wed 12 Jun - 10 Jul (5 weeks)
Wed 17 Jul - 14 Aug (5 weeks)
11am - 12.15pm
£12 per session | £45 per 5 week course | £54 per 6 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

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

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Studio Art Sessions

Led by Sue Bridge

These sessions are suitable for those with some prior experience of drawing and painting (either previous study or art course participation).

As with the preceding course 'Transform your Sketchpad' these 3 hour studio sessions will be wide ranging both in terms of media and subject matter. Over the duration of the course you will gain experience in a range of media, acrylic/watercolour, pen and ink and collage. Some sessions will be one off activities other topics may spread over a couple of weeks.

Students to provide their own materials.

Tue 7 May, Wed 15 May, Wed 22 May, Wed 29 May & Wed 5 June (5 weeks)
Wed 19 June - 24 Jul (6 weeks)
11am - 2pm

£150 per 6 week course | £125 per 5 week course

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Out of the Hat

Presented by Long Nose Puppets.

When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are inspired to put on the world’s greatest magic show! But how do you make real magic happen? What ingredients do you need and who can help them?

Along the way they encounter some fabulous characters; a transformative moth, a band of musical frogs, an artistic spider and a sassy glow-worm who all help to create their dream.

Will the conjuring trick work and will anything ever come out of the hat?

A story about friendship and the true magic of nature. Full to the brim with lively songs by the talented Tom Gray of Gomez. A feast for the senses and a spectacular theatre experience for everyone!

'It’s a visually exciting delight for young children and contains enough gentle humour to keep adults entertained for an hour too. The Long Nose Puppet team are relentlessly talented, bringing stories to life with their unique and charming puppets and their delightful songs with life affirming lyrics' Katy B, Broadway Baby

'For most of our children, the show would have been their first experience of live performance and we couldn’t have asked for a better first step into that world' Jim Brannan, Head teacher of Boundstone School

Age guidance: 2 -8 years.

Tickets for children under 18 months
For this show, tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

Studio
£12 I £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Long Nose Puppets' website

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Robot Dreams (PG)

Dir: Pablo Berger 2023 | 102 mins

Dog spends a lot of time by himself, whiling away long evenings in his Manhattan studio apartment. Tired of his solitary existence, he decides to purchase a friend. When his order arrives, he builds Robot - a fun-loving, happy-go-lucky companion to keep him company.

Dog and Robot spend an idyllic day together, ending up at Coney Island to enjoy the fun. But they are soon separated on the beach. Dog, devastated at the loss of his friend, does everything in his power to get Robot back.

A heart-swelling, hand-drawn delight that invites audiences of all ages to explore love and loss through its tender portrait of a new friendship.

£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Relaxed screenings
All of our screenings of Robot Dreams are Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed.

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Baby Signing

Led by Funky Monkeys

Have you ever wondered what your baby is thinking or feeling? Would it help if they could communicate those thoughts and feelings to you?

Sign & Rhyme teaches parents/carers and their little ones, simple sign language that enables them to communicate before speech takes over. Just like waving and clapping, your baby can learn to tell you when they’re hungry, in pain or just that they’ve seen a dog! This is empowering to them and hugely rewarding for you! In most cases babies who sign learn to talk sooner than their non-signing peers.

Signs are used in class, like actions, to accompany songs and nursery rhymes and with an array of props, puppets, instruments and the use of disco lights, bubbles and parachutes to enhance the sensory experience and make learning more fun.

There's also:
* Free on-site parking
* Café (open all day)
* Baby changing facilities

Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 18 months

Summer
Wed 1 May - 14 Aug, exc 31 Jul
1.45pm - 2.30pm

£7.50 for 1 Adult and 1 Child | £4.50 for additional siblings

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Crafternoons

Led by Creative Eye.

From January 2024 Norden Farm are delighted to extend our Crafternoon sessions to Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons!

Norden Farm's Crafternoons are relaxed crafting sessions for older people.

Get crafty with a range of activities, or bring along your own projects to work on with support from tutor Kayleigh Robinson.

You can learn new skills, meet new people and try something new, a cup of tea is included with the ticket price. If you are unable to attend in person you can log on from home to chat and join in the session.

Summer Season

Tues 28 May and Wed 29 May Tie-Dye Socks
Tues 4 Jun and Wed 5 Jun Fruit Coasters
Tues 11 Jun and Wed 12 Jun Peg Doll Decor
Tues 18 Jun and Wed 19 Jun Recycled Paper Beads
Tues 25 Jun and Wed 26 Jun Polymer Clay Food Keyrings
Tues 2 Jul and Wed 3 Jul Decoupage Trinket Boxes
Tues 9 Jul and Wed 10 Jul Plant Pot Bird Feeders
Tues 16 Jul and Wed 17 Jul Dictionary Page Art
Tues 23 Jul and Wed 24 Jul No Session
Tues 30 Jul and Wed 31 Jul Yarn/Ribbon Wall Hanging
Tues 6 Aug and Wed 7 Aug Rock Painting
Tues 13 Aug and Wed 14 Aug Postage Stamp Art

Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.

Local transport can be provided as part of the ticket price for those attending on a Wednesday.

If you need transport to Norden Farm for the Wednesday sessions please contact Jess Thompson at jess.thompson@nordenfarm.org / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.

Suitable for ages 60+ years.

2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea

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Io Capitano (15)

Dir: Matteo Garrone 2024 | 121 mins

Wolof, French and English with English Subtitles

Seydou and Moussa are two Senegalese teenagers who leave Dakar to travel to Europe where they believe opportunities await.

On a journey neither could have imagined, the boys face the dangers and the beauty of the desert, the shock of detention centres in Libya and the perils of the sea in their pursuit of a better life. An epic story that offers a deeply human perspective on the migrant crisis.

Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Academy Awards and winner of the Silver Lion and Best Young Actor Awards at Venice Film Festival.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Special Ticket Offer
£9 | £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

Led by Jim Maving

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Summer
Wed 1 May - 29 May (5 weeks)
Wed 12 Jun - 10 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 17 Jul - 14 Aug, exc 24 Jul (4 weeks)
7pm - 8pm

£50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Pianists at Norden Farm 2: Hao Zi Yoh

The second pianist in our Summer Series.

in association with Kirckman Concerts

Albeniz Rondena
Haydn Sonata in D, Hob.XVI 42
Schumann Fantasy in C
Chopin 3 Mazurkas, Op.59; Ballade No.4
Rachmaninov Variations on a theme of Corelli

The Malaysian pianist Hao Zi Yoh trained in Germany and London and has won many prizes and awards around the world: she is particularly noted for the beauty of her playing.

Her programme includes perhaps Schumann’s greatest keyboard work, Chopin’s titanic Fourth Ballade, and Rachmaninov’s last solo keyboard work.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s free

Hao Zi's website

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Edinburgh Comedy Preview: Henry Rowley & Elf Lyons

Join Henry Rowley & Elf Lyons for 90 mins of brand new material!

Online comedy sensation Henry Rowley (1.3M TikTok and 400k IG followers) brings his brand new material to Maidenhead Norden Farm Arts Centre!

It’s disappointing enough having a TikToker for a son; can a stand-up show be any more disappointing to Henry’s parents? Yes it can.

Join this Gen Z internet tw*t for fast paced stand up and character comedy.

'TikTok’s comedy darling: Henry Rowley... is breaking the internet' Tatler

The first-ever Comedy show performed entirely by a horse. Made by award winning Elf Lyons, performed by Treacle.

'Beautiful hind legs' Horse & Hound

One of The 50 Funniest Comedians of the 21st Century -'Praise her genius and go' ★★★★★ The Telegraph

'Lyons can’t be accused of treading the conventional career path since none of her shows ever remotely resembles the next' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Elf is funny and wise - and a hero of sanity' Dylan Moran

Age guidance 16+ years

Studio
£10

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Elf's website

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (B)

Led by Jim Maving

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Summer
Wed 1 May - 29 May (5 weeks)
Wed 12 Jun - 10 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 17 Jul - 14 Aug, exc 24 Jul (4 weeks)
8.30pm - 9.30pm

£50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

opening times on Wed 29 May

Box Office
13:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:00
Cafe Bar
11:00 - 23:00
Food Served
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 19:45
Gallery
17:00 - 22:00

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