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Arts and Crafts Session

Hour long craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this Half Term.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Monday – craft tbc
Tuesday – Create a little bird in a cage and an owl
Wednesday – Inspired by The Jungle Book - make a monkey and tiger mask
Thursday – Make a clay trollfairymonster and a dragon head
Friday – Inspired by The Spectacular Balloon Show – make a hot air balloon and a balloon squishy monster

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

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The Jungle Book (PG)

Dir: Jon Favreau 2016

A live action epic adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film. Mowgli has been raised by a family of wolves. He embarks on a journey of self discovery, guided by panther Bagheera and freespirited bear Baloo. Voiced by Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Scarlett Johansson.

WHY? ‘Forget about your worries – this new version is the jungle VIP’ ★★★★ Time Out

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Zootropolis (PG)

Dir: Rich Moore, Jared Bush, Byron Howard 2016

Judy Hopps discovers that being a bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. She is determined to prove herself and jumps at the opportunity to crack a case – even if it means partnering with a fast-talking fox. The latest hit from Disney

WHY? ‘Very funny, and very likable holiday treat’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Storytelling

1.15pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Half Term!

Mon 30 May
1.15 We're going on a Bear Hunt
3.30 Monkey Puzzle

Tue 31 May
1.15 Zog
3.30 Giraffes can't Dance

Wed 1 June
1.15 Jack and the Flum Flum Tree
3.30 The Night Pirates

Thur 2 June
1.15pm Zog
3.30pm We're going on a Bear Hunt

Fri 3 June
1.15pm The Snail and the Whale
3.30pm The Gruffalo

Sat 4 June
1.15pm Lost and Found
3.30pm The Night Pirates

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces are free and must be booked.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Icons

Through the lens of celebrated photographer Joe Bangay.

A unique collection of extraordinary portraits and live action photography.

Featuring some of the great musical legends of 80s and 90s rock and pop.

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The Brand New Testament (15)

Dir: Jaco Van Dormael 2015

(French with English subtitles)

God is real… and lives in Brussels. He is mean and has dubious morals. His ten year old daughter decides to revolt and heads out to find her own set of disciples to spread a new testament of joy and kindness. Satire starring Catherine Deneuve.

WHY? ‘A peppy, original and (importantly) very sweet story’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (or 3 films for £27) / £9.50 conc (or 3 films for £24)

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Book Club

Price includes a drink from the bar.

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

Titles for Spring / Summer are:

March: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
April: The Dog by Joseph O’Neil
May: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferranti
June: A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk
July: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
August: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
September: The Children Act by Ian McEwan
October: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
November: From The Booker shortlist
December: Orfeo by Richard Powers

For 18+ years.

Wed 4 May, 1 Jun, 6 Jul and 4 Aug
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

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Eye in the Sky (15)

Dir: Gavin Hood 2015

Helen Mirren is a military intelligence officer commanding an operation to capture terrorists in Nairobi. The mission escalates when a young girl enters the kill zone. The impossible decision of when to strike gets passed to politicians and lawyers as the seconds tick down. Also stars Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman.

WHY? ‘A tight thriller played out smoothly but tying the viewer in moral knots’ ★★★★ Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (or 3 films for £27) / £9.50 conc (or 3 films for £24)

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The Very Magic Flute

Meet a lost Prince chased by a dragon, a mysterious Queen of the Night, a kidnapped Princess, a lonely Bird-Man, and don’t forget the Magic Flute and Bells!

Showcasing Krazy Kat’s visual storytelling and bristling with creativity and humour. This is an ingenious and imaginative theatre show with big laughs! Suitable for ages 3+ years.

WHY? A whole new take on Mozart’s classic opera and suitable for both deaf and hearing audiences

Presented by Krazy Kat Theatre

£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Krazy Kat Theatre Company's website

Check out the video below to see more of Krazy Kat Theatre's work.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

An opportunity for novice guitarists who can string chords together, and strum, to take the next step learning some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12 bar blues.

Spring
Thur 14 Jan - 11 Feb and 25 Feb – 24 Mar
7pm – 8pm

Summer
Thur 28 Apr - 26 May, 9 Jun - 7 Jul and 14 Jul - 11 Aug
7pm – 8pm

£36 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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White Feather Boxer

A new play by Siobhán Nicholas, performed by Chris Barnes and Polly Jordan.

It’s April 1967: in a small boxing gym off the Bethnal Green Road, an elderly trainer listens to the news: Muhammad Ali is refusing to fight in Vietnam.

The heavyweight champion of the world has defied the US Military! Jimmy reflects on the choice he himself made during WW1 - when Conscription sent Pacifists to prison or the firing squad.

Back then in 1916, he was at the peak of his boxing career and physical prowess.
But can Jimmy still be a contender and face the demons from his past? And does he have the strength or even the patience to confront the wild new demon from his present, an angry young woman who desperately needs his help?

Marking the centenary of the notorious Conscription Act in 1916, this is a brand new play about boxing - 'the bravest of sports' - and the courage of the Conscientious Objectors of World War 1.

'War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today' John F Kennedy

WHY? 'This tiny company punches way above its weight – see them and experience meticulously researched theatre that stimulates, entertains and relies on skill and imagination' The Public Review on Take the Space’s production of Dolce Via

'Chris Barnes, playing Hooke, was simply fantastic' Oxford Daily Info on Hanging Hooke

'This is the most wonderful piece of new writing I have seen in years' Plays International on Hanging Hooke

'The audience choked on the bared emotions and the wonderment of people seeing deep space for the first time' The Guardian on STELLA

Development {seeded by greenhouse} for this play began with a series of debates hosted by Norden Farm in 2014. It concluded with a performed reading in the Studio last year.

White Feather Boxer will be a fifth production from Take the Space and a fourth visit to Norden Farm. Audiences may remember Hanging Hooke, Dolce Via and STELLA, a story of women, their men and astronomy.

£15 (£13 conc), Supporters £12

@TaketheSpace
@nordenfarm

Take the Space website

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Little Wrigglers

Led by Rachel Walsh

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime. Suitable for ages 2+ years.

Fridays
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 additional children | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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The Spectacular Balloon Show

A unique and fantastic show combining comedy, balloons, mayhem and daftness.

Danny entertains with timeless skill and incredible balloon stunts of stupidity. The show includes The Human Balloon, Poppy the Balloon Hound and a daring finale! Danny is a master balloonsmith and an internationally acclaimed award winning balloon entertainer.

‘A master of his own particular brand of tomfoolery’ The Stage

£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@circoridiculoso
@nordenfarm

Presented by Circo Ridiculoso.

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Dominic Frisby and Will Duggan

The first of two previews from leading comedy agent CKP (home of Micky Flanagan and Gary Delaney among others).

Dominic Frisby is known for talking about finance in an entertaining and hilarious way. He’s recently filmed The Money Pit for Dave TV alongside Jason Manford.

Will Duggan mixes stories and gags with a cheerfully cynical view of the world. He has supported Justin Moorhouse on tour.

£12

@DominicFrisby
@Willduggan
@nordenfarm

Dominic Frisby's website
Will Duggan's website

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Miles Ahead (15)

Dir: Don Cheadle 2015

Miles Davis has a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation. But in the late 1970s, he virtually disappears from public view. He is in constant pain, numbed by medications and haunted by ghosts from the past.

WHY? A wildly entertaining no holds barred portrait of one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses

£10.50 (or 3 films for £27) / £9.50 conc (or 3 films for £24)

'Director and star Don Cheadle hits a career high with this passionate and audacious biopic of troubled jazz legend Miles Davis' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here here to read the full review.

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Align & Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

A dynamic yoga class with precise alignment focus.

Linking the breath with a flow of postures with time at the end for relaxation will leave you feeling stronger, more flexible, calm and renewed. Deborah Le Vene-Page has been teaching yoga since 2005.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

For 18+ years.

Spring
Sat 9 Jan – 30 Apr (exc 26 Mar and 16 Apr)
10am – 11.15am

Summer
Sat 7 May - 13 Aug
10am – 11.15am

£8 per class or £105 for 15 week course

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The English Final of the All-England Theatre Festival (2.30pm)

The All-England Theatre Festival is now in its 8th decade.

It is the only countrywide, competitive festival of one act drama in England. The 6 month long competition is organised regionally. After a series of preliminary, quarter and semi-final rounds across the country, it culminates in a Grand Final in which the four area champions complete for the title of English Champion.

WHY? Do you agree with the adjudicator’s choice?

£12 or £20 for both sessions
Buffet supper £12 (must be booked at the same time as ticket and at least 24 hours in advance)

All-England Theatre Festival website

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The English Final of the All-England Theatre Festival (7pm)

The All-England Theatre Festival is now in its 8th decade.

It is the only countrywide, competitive festival of one act drama in England. The 6 month long competition is organised regionally. After a series of preliminary, quarter and semi-final rounds across the country, it culminates in a Grand Final in which the four area champions complete for the title of English Champion.

WHY? Do you agree with the adjudicator’s choice?

£12 or £20 for both sessions
Buffet supper £12 (must be booked at the same time as ticket and at least 24 hours in advance)

All-England Theatre Festival website

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Zumba

Led by Annet Bowler.

Party yourself into shape with the Zumba® programme.

An exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latin inspired, calorie burning dance fitness party™. Dance to various Latin rhythms including salsa, reggeaton, merengue, cumbia, bellydance and more.

Spring
Sun 10 Jan – 24 Apr
11am – 12pm

Summer
Sun 1 May - 28 Aug
11am – 12pm

£6 per class

For 18+ years.

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Our Little Sister (PG)

Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda 2016

(Japanese with English subtitles)

Sisters Sachi, Yoshino and Chika live happily together in a seaside town. They travel to the countryside for the funeral of their long estranged father. While there they meet their shy teenage half-sister Suzu. She moves in with her siblings, sparking a journey of self-discovery for all four them. Nominated for the Palme d’Or

WHY? ‘It is impossible not to be touched and beguiled by it’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (or 3 films for £27) / £9.50 conc (or 3 films for £24)

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Youth Theatre (H)

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. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

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 performance.


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Berkshire Contemporary Choir

Join choir leader Lucinda to work on original arrangements of classic gospel numbers, the latest chart music, soul and jazz standards.

Meet new likeminded people and have some fun. Suitable for all levels of experience.

£7 per session.

Lucinda Fosker started her musical career at The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford where she studied for a Higher Diploma in Music Performance. She has also received a degree in Jazz Vocals from Birmingham Conservatoire.

As a member of the ACM Gospel choir, Lucinda has sung backing vocals with names such as Labrinth, Alexandra Burke and Stacey Soloman. She also has performed at the FA Cup final, The London 2012 Olympics and sung for the Queen at the Windsor Royal Tattoo.

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Tom Allen and Joel Dommett

A night of Edinburgh Previews presented by comedy agent Off The Kerb.

Tom Allen won So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and the BBC New Comedy Awards in the same year. He is known for his unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling.

Joel Dommett is an exciting and fresh talent on the comedy circuit. He is the face of MTV and co-starred in BBC3’s hugely successful Impractical Jokers.

WHY? Tom is supporting Sarah Millican on tour while Joel has appeared on BBC2’s Russell Howard’s Good News

£12

@tomallencomedy
@joeldommett
@nordenfarm

Tom Allen's website
Joel Dommett's website

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Geeta Rai.

An energetic modern Indian dance style. These classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for ages 6+ years.

(from Tues 12 Jan) 4.30pm – 5.30pm
£67 per term.

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Digi Den II

Led by DJ Mhlanga

Animate, record and edit in our Digi Den. Students will work together to develop their technique and understanding of filming, podcasting, green screen and stop motion animation. Each term is 10 weeks long. Suitable for all levels of experience.

School Year 7 – 13 | 4.30pm – 6pm | £80 per term

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Youth Dance - Junior

Led by Becky Hinton.

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of current music. This is contemporary dance smashed up and easy to learn!

All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

9 – 13 years l £67 per term

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

An opportunity for all those who enjoy singing a toe-tapping repertoire, from Bach to the Beatles and Gershwin to Gospel. No audition or sight-reading required.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Tues 21 Apr – 7 Jul (exc. 26 May and 2 Jun)
£70 per 10 week course

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Youth Dance - Academy

Led by Becky Hinton.

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of current music. This is contemporary dance smashed up and easy to learn!

All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

14+ years l £73 per term

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing! It’s energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Wednesdays
10am – 11am
£5 | £4 additional children

Please book one (or more) free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a baby under 6 months.

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Youth Theatre (A)

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. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

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 performance.

Juniors £67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

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 performance.


Juniors £67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

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. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

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 performance.


Academy £97 per term
School Year 12 & 13+

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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RSC Live: Hamlet

A live screening from Stratford-Upon-Avon

Hamlet has the world at his feet. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice.

WHY? Shakespeare’s searing tragedy is as relevant today as when it was written

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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. Fun and sociable lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring
Wed 13 Jan – 10 Feb and 24 Feb – 23 Mar
8pm – 9pm

Summer
Wed 27 Apr - 25 May, 8 Jun - 6 Jul and 13 Jul - 10 Aug
8pm – 9pm

£36 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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Art Adventures: Pop Art Comics

Led by Amanda Schenk

Explore the exciting possibilities of materials and techniques to create amazing artworks! Explore the world and time through art and be inspired! Suitable for ages 7 – 11 years.

Pop Art Comics
Thur 9 – 23 Jun

Explore the Pop Art of pioneer Roy Lichtenstein and create exciting mixed media artworks!

4pm – 5.15pm
£30 per 3 week course

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Youth Theatre (C)

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. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

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 performance.


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Arts Award - Creative Crusaders

Led by Julie Loison

An exciting opportunity to enjoy and explore the arts. Participants use blogs, scrapbooks, pictures and reports to work towards the Trinity Arts Award. They can discover how their interests relate to Norden Farm by investigating activities and careers. Norden Farm workshops, live events and leadership projects can all be part of the experience.

Terms are 10 weeks and awards can be achieved over one or more terms.

5.15pm – 6.45pm
School Year 7 – 13
£80 per term

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Youth Theatre (F)

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. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

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 performance.


£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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NT Live: The Audience (12A)

An encore screening from the 2013 production.

Helen Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth II as she meets with her Prime Ministers in private. Starring Helen Mirren and screened to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

WHY? Includes an exclusive Q&A with Helen Mirren and director Stephen Daldry

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Play guitar but stuck in a rut? Want to play an entire song and impress your friends? Then this is course for you. Rediscover your 6 string and why you took it up originally. Learn some classic songs and reignite your guitar skills.

Spring
Thur 14 Jan - 11 Feb and 25 Feb – 24 Mar
8.15pm – 9.15pm

Summer
Thur 28 Apr - 26 May, 9 Jun - 7 Jul and 14 Jul - 11 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm

£36 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Learn breathing techniques to improve general wellbeing and aid relaxation. Practise traditional yoga postures and enjoy short guided relaxation sessions. Julie has been practising yoga since 1993 and qualified as a British Wheel teacher in 2004.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Fri 8 Jan – 12 Feb and Feb 26 – 22 Apr (exc 25 Mar, 1 and 8 Apr)
9.30am – 10.45am

Summer
Fri 29 Apr - 10 Jun (except 3 Jun) and 17 Jun - 22 Jul
Intermediate 9.30am – 10.45am
Beginners 11am – 12.15pm

£42 per 6 week course

For 18+ years.

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Make Silver Jewellery 3

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners work on projects which introduce classic techniques in metalworking and will end with a set of jewellery. Learn skills including cutting, soldering, filing, polishing and texturing. Experienced students are shown new techniques and guided on how to move forward with their own designs and projects.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

£28 materials fee (approx.) to tutor (for first 5 weeks).

Spring
Fri 8 Jan – 5 Feb and 12 Feb – 18 Mar (exc 19 Feb)
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

Summer
Fri 22 Apr - 20 May and 10 Jun - 8 Jul
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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Make Silver Jewellery 4

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners work on projects which introduce classic techniques in metalworking and will end with a set of jewellery. Learn skills including cutting, soldering, filing, polishing and texturing. Experienced students are shown new techniques and guided on how to move forward with their own designs and projects.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

£28 materials fee (approx.) to tutor (for first 5 weeks).

Summer
Fri 22 Apr - 20 May and 10 Jun - 8 Jul
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

Spring
Fri 8 Jan – 5 Feb and 12 Feb – 18 Mar (exc 19 Feb)
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

Animate, record and edit in our Digi Den. Students will work together to develop their technique and understanding of filming, podcasting, green screen and stop motion animation. Each term is 10 weeks long. Suitable for all levels of experience.

School Year 7 – 13 | 4.30pm – 6pm | £80 per term

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Friday Night Flamenco

Led by Leticia Iglesias.

A great way to start the weekend - discover the rhythm and passion of Flamenco! Step into the atmosphere of Andalusia - its movements and music. Start by learning the basic steps and progress through the courses, in a relaxed and fun environment!

Spring

Fri 26 Feb - 22 Apr (exc 25 Mar - 8 Apr)
8pm – 9pm

Summer

Fri 6 May - 17 Jun (excluding 3 Jun) and 24 Jun - 29 Jul
8pm – 9pm

£42 per 6 week course

For 18+ years.

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Mark Dolan and Katia Kvinge

PBJ Management presents two nights of comedy previews, from TV names and Comedy Award nominees, ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Mark Dolan: This Show Will Change Your Life
Mark has read almost every self-help book ever published. They are already calling him the ‘new Jesus’. Find out why in his hilarious new show – it might just change your life.

Katia Kvinge
The Scottish BAFTA nominated character comedian has been seen on the BBC, Channel 4 & MTV. She performs brand new material from her fast paced, multi-character comedy show.

WHY? Catch two comedians for just £12

£12

@mrmarkdolan
@KatiaKvinge
@nordenfarm

Mark's website
Katia's website

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Demolition (15)

Dir: Jean-Marc Vallée 15

Davis Mitchell is a successful investment banker, struggling after losing his wife in a car crash. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. His letters catch the attention of a customer service rep and the two form an unlikely connection.

WHY? ‘Jake Gyllenhaal gives his best performance since Brokeback Mountain’ Variety Magazine

£10.50 (or 3 films for £27) / £9.50 conc (or 3 films for £24)

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Make Silver Earrings

Led by Janet Richardson.

Design and craft professional looking pieces to take home – learning metalwork techniques such as cutting; texturing; adding semi-precious stone chips and polishing. Suitable for all levels of experience. £5 materials fee (approx) to tutor.

Sat 11 Jun
10am – 4pm
£50

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Kathak Dance - Intermediate

Led by Ambika Dhir and Devika Shangari.

Experience the dance style from Northern India known for intricate footwork and fast pirouettes. Incorporates bells around ankles and chance to perform in traditional costumes with jewellery.

Intermediate l £73 per term

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Oye Santana

Milan ‘Carlos’ Webb is as passionate and exciting as Santana himself.

The seven piece band have an infectious good-time feel – every track a fiesta, every performance a show.
With four decades’ worth of hits from Black Magic Woman and Oye Como Va via Carnaval, Dance Sister Dance and She’s Not There to Smooth, Maria Maria and Corazón Espinado.

WHY? Expect guitar wizardry, keyboard mastery, astonishing vocals and powerhouse brass

£16

@OyeSantanaBand
@nordenfarm

Oye Santana's website

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Sunday Stories at the Farm

Led by Julie Loison.

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den, followed by a yummy Sunday lunch. Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

Sun 15 May
Grandmother’s Bed

Sun 12 Jun
The Taniwha of Wellington Harbour

Sun 17 Jul
The Story of the Ten Suns


£3 per person. Lunch menu from £5.

Theatre Sparks Facebook page

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Son of Saul (15)

Dir: László Nemes 2015

(Hungarian with English subtitles)

Saul Ausländer is a member of the Sonderkommando – the Jewish prisoners forced to assist in the machinery of the Nazi concentration camps. While at work, he discovers the body of a boy he recognises as his son. As the Sonderkommando plan a rebellion, Saul vows to carry out an impossible task – to save the child's body from the flames and offer him a proper burial.

WHY? Winner of the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film

£10.50 (or 3 films for £27) / £9.50 conc (or 3 films for £24)

'An outstanding, excoriating look at evil in Auschwitz' ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

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Carl Donnelly and Naz Osmanoglu

An Avalon Edinburgh preview.

Carl Donnelly is known for his conversational, silly sense of humour which has seen him win a host of awards.

Naz Osmanoglu is star of BBC3’s Live at the Electric, winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-off Competition and a Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee.

WHY? Carl has performed at some of the biggest comedy festivals in the world and Naz is an Edinburgh fringe veteran with acclaimed sketch trio WitTank

£12

@CarlDonnelly
@nazosmanoglu
<a target="
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Carl's website
Naz's website

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Drawing in Colour

Led by Jo Hall.

Be inspired by summer flowers and gardens to create beautiful and vibrant drawings! Develop your skills with demonstrations on a range of techniques and experiment with different types of pencils provided by the tutor. Suitable for all abilities. Please bring your own materials.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Tuesdays 10 May – 21 Jun (exc 31 May and 7 Jun)
10am – 1pm
£82 for 5 week course or £18 per class

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Body Control Pilates - Beginners

Led by Gillian Burn.

Give yourself a moment to relax, unwind and stretch out your body. Pilates will help to strengthen and tone your muscles, improve your posture, balance and flexibility and help you have a longer, leaner and stronger body.

Spring
Tues 12 Jan – 9 Feb, 23 Feb - 22 Mar and 12 Apr - 10 May
1.30pm - 2.30pm
£40 per 5 week course or £105 for all 3 courses

Summer
Tues 17 May – 28 Jun (exc 31 May and 7 Jun) and 5 Jul – 9 Aug (exc 26 Jul)
1.30pm - 2.30pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer drop in session Tues 16 Aug | £8

'Body Control Pilates' is a Registered Trade Mark used on licence.

Norden Images

An exhibition of around 100 original mounted prints from some of the area’s best photographers.

All the images are available to purchase and all profit will go to Norden Farm. Organised by Maidenhead Camera Club with support from Adobe Systems Europe Ltd.

Join the Camera Club for a drinks reception and auction Friday 24 June at 6.30pm. Auction begins at 7.30pm.

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Relaxed drop in sessions (advance booking recommended).

A monthly opportunity to step out of 'busy, busy, doing, doing' and to drop into just 'being', to find some calm amongst the chaos. Learn how to focus on the present to help manage thoughts and feelings and to improve mental wellbeing.

Developing Robustness

Tues 12 Apr

Ever feel like you are in a tiny boat being tossed around from one demand to the next? In this session explore mindfulness and use imagery to help develop robustness in the ‘Mountain Meditation’ practice.

Living in our heads

Tues 10 May

Stepping out of Autopilot

Tues 14 Jun

Dealing with Stress

Tues 12 Jul

You Are Not Your Thoughts

Tues 9 Aug

7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session
For 18+ years.

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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners work on projects which introduce classic techniques in metalworking and will end with a set of jewellery. Learn skills including cutting, soldering, filing, polishing and texturing. Experienced students are shown new techniques and guided on how to move forward with their own designs and projects.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

£28 materials fee (approx.) to tutor (for first 5 weeks).

Summer
Wed 27 Apr - 25 May and 15 Jun - 13 Jul
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

Spring
Wed 13 Jan - 10 Feb and 24 Feb - 23 Mar
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners work on projects which introduce classic techniques in metalworking and will end with a set of jewellery. Learn skills including cutting, soldering, filing, polishing and texturing. Experienced students are shown new techniques and guided on how to move forward with their own designs and projects.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

£28 materials fee (approx.) to tutor (for first 5 weeks).

Summer
Wed 27 Apr - 25 May and 15 Jun - 13 Jul
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

Spring
Wed 13 Jan - 10 Feb and 24 Feb - 23 Mar
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course


For 18+ years.

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Experimental Textiles - Beginners and Open Studio

Led by Amanda Schenk and Maggie Kluba.

Learn how to create exciting and original artworks by pushing the boundaries of traditional techniques. Experiment with different methods and learn to interpret mark making into textile artwork. Open to past students and experienced artists to bring work for advice and support. £10 materials fee to tutor.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Thur 16 Jun
10am - 2pm
£30

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Discover Arts: Leonardo Da Vinci - The Genius in Milan

In 2015 Milan paid tribute to Leonardo Da Vinci by holding an extraordinary exhibition event at the Palazzo Reale.

This documentary explores his work as never seen before, telling the story of the artist’s world and the treasures he left us.

WHY? Offering new perspectives on Da Vinci the painter, sculptor, scientist, anatomist, botanist and architect

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The Endellion String Quartet

One of the country's leading and longest-established string quartets perform some of the finest works in the repertoire.

The concert features Haydn’s ‘Fifths’ quartet (Op.76 no.2), a late Beethoven quartet (Op. 135), and Tchaikovsky’s Second Quartet. It promises to be an entrancing evening.

WHY? ‘Intonation, balance, rhythmic precision, subtleties of dynamics and colour: all were unimpeachable. But the special glory lay in the Endellion’s light conversational tone’ The Times

£17

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

The Endellion String Quartet website

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Lino Printing - 3D objects

Led by Karen Carter.

Create beautiful 3D objects using your own prints in this hands-on and experimental workshop! Learn how to print using lino and polystyrene techniques and produce multicolour works on card and paper. Suitable for all levels of experience. £5 materials fee to tutor.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus materials cost to tutor where indicated.

10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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The Small Fakers

The Small Fakers have built a reputation as the only Small Faces tribute band in the world.

They have played to sell-out audiences all over Europe. The band have performed with original Small Face Jimmy Winston and original drummer Kenney Jones.

WHY? Performing tracks from across the Small Faces' career, with the early pop singles sitting the big hits All Or Nothing, Lazy Sunday and Itchycoo Park

£15

@thesmallfakers
@nordenfarm

Small Fakers website

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

In these exciting and welcoming sessions, explore the complexities of the human form by working from a professional life model. With a variety of short and long poses, learn both traditional charcoal drawing methods and new, experimental techniques.


Sat 16 Apr | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 14 May | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 18 Jun | 2pm – 5pm | £25

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Florence Foster Jenkins (PG)

Dir: Stephen Frears 2016

Socialite Florence Foster Jenkins is obsessed with pursuing her dream of becoming an opera singer. The voice she hears in her head is beautiful, to everyone else it is hilariously awful. Her aristocratic husband and manager is determined to protect her from the truth. But Florence decides to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall.

WHY? Comedy drama based on a true story, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant

'A gentle and charming entertainment' The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

Parent and Baby Screenings
Exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including cup of tea); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

Florence Foster Jenkins (PG) - Wed 22 Jun 10.30am

10 Cloverfield Lane (12a) - Tues 10 May 10.30am

Eddie the Eagle (PG) - Thur 19 May 10.30am

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Gyles Brandreth – Word Power!

Get It! Use It! Conquer The World!

'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest' - only words can do that. Language is power. Words are magic.

Join Edinburgh Fringe award winner Gyles Brandreth on an uproarious and unexpected magic carpet ride around the awesome world of words.

Gyles is known as a wit and word-meister, former MP and Government Whip, BBC Radio 4 Just A Minute regular, BBC1 One Show reporter, Channel 4 Countdown survivor and as seen on QI, Have I Got News For You, Room 101, The IT Crowd and Pointless.

Whether it’s global domination you’re after – or getting some nookie on a Friday night – you need the right words to get the right results. Discover them right here.

WHY? ★★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★★ The Telegraph

'Wildly funny, incredibly indiscreet' Daily Mail
'Very funny' Sunday Times
'A master raconteur' Sunday Telegraph
'Absolute joy' Scotsman

£19

@GylesB1
@nordenfarm

Gyles Brandreth's website

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Christine Bovill's Piaf

Edith Piaf was a child of the Paris streets who rose, via a tragic life of drink and drugs, to become the best-known French singer in America.

This is as much a play as it is a musical and moving theatrical homage to one of France’s most endearing icons.
Christine celebrates some of Edith Piaf’s best known songs, threaded with Piaf’s story. An award winning show.

WHY? ‘Something that will stay with you for the rest of your life’ Sunday Times

£14 (£12 conc)

@christinebovill
@nordenfarm

Christine's website

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Elvis & Nixon (15)

Dir: Liza Johnson 2016

In December 1970, the King of rock ’n roll shows up on the lawn of the White House. He requests a meeting with President Nixon. This is the untold story behind the revealing, yet humorous meeting. It is a moment forever immortalised in the most requested photograph in the US National Archives.

WHY? Stars Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and Kevin Spacey as President Nixon

£10.50 (or 3 films for £27) / £9.50 conc (or 3 films for £24)

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Glyndebourne: Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

A live screening of Rossini’s most popular comedy.

Figaro uses every trick he can muster to outwit Dr Bartolo and ensure his master wins his chosen bride. He meets his match in the would-be-bride Rosina who has schemes of her own.

WHY? With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus

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Floral Arrangements for your Home

Led by Louise Temple

Create a beautiful flower arrangement, in this hands on practical workshop! Working on a foam based arrangement, explore design ideas and learn about the best tools and techniques. £5 materials fee to tutor.

7pm – 9pm
£18 per session

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Susan Calman (work in progress)

Join the stand up comedian for an hour of new material.

In preparation for her 2016 tour she'll be spending an hour trying out jokes. Some good, some bad, some incomprehensible. But all good fun. You might even hear things that will never be said again. Ages 16+ years.

WHY? As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, BBC2’s QI, BBC1’s Have I Got News for You and BBC Radio 2’s Listomania

£10

@SusanCalman
@nordenfarm

Susan's website

  •  22 Jun SOLD OUT
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Kathron Sturrock (piano) and Daniel Pioro (violin)

An exciting new duo whose recent London concerts have been ecstatically received.

Bach Violin Sonata in E major
Brahms Violin Sonata in G major, Op.78
Beethoven Violin Sonata No.9, Op.47 – the ‘Kreutzer’

Kathron Sturrock performs with brilliant young English violinist Daniel Pioro. Daniel is in demand as a concerto soloist, including the BBC Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic.

£14, Supporters £11

@kjmfib
@DanielPioro
@nordenfarm

Kathron's website
Daniel's website

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Tiff Stevenson and Julian Deane

An Avalon Edinburgh Preview.

Tiff Stevenson’s thought provoking and engaging style have seen her consistently play to packed audiences.

‘Left us wanting more’ The Guardian

Julian Deane has been wowing audiences across the country with his genius punch lines and perfect delivery.

‘A master of hilarious twists and turns’ Chortle

WHY? Two comedians on the books of the UK’s biggest comedy agent

£12

@tiffstevenson
@Julian_Deane
@nordenfarm

Tiff's website
Julian's website

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Collage, Paint and Print - Still Life

Led by Karen Carter.

Explore the incorporation of collage and printing techniques into acrylic paintings, to create dynamic artworks. Learn a range of techniques and experiment with combining text, pattern, paint and line to achieve multi-layered images. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable. £3 materials fee to tutor.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus materials cost to tutor where indicated.

10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

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Summer Song with Martin Speake (sax)

A strikingly talented musician.

Martin has developed a personal musical voice that expresses a deep understanding of the history and language of jazz. Supported by his chosen rhythm section: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums)

WHY? ‘One of the most interesting and rewarding alto saxophonists now playing jazz on any continent’ Jazz Times

£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Presented by Jazz at the Farm.

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Watercolours - Experimental Techniques

Led by Jo Hall.

Explore and develop a range of techniques - using sponge rollers, sea salt and spattering techniques. Students are encouraged to work intuitively rather than have a preconceived result in mind to encourage creativity. Suitable for all levels of experience. Participants to bring materials.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Sat 25 Jun
10am – 3pm
£38

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The Vinyl Frontier: Live Aid Vinyl

Jeff Lloyd hosts a highly sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

Pete Smith is the former manager of The Kinks and the man whose job it was to put Live Aid on. Jeff Lloyd will be finding out Pete’s memories of the day.

£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

The Vinyl Frontier website

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A Night of ELO

A dramatic taste of what the classic ELO were like in the heyday.

The whole experience is a professional re-enactment of an ELO concert with a great sound reproduction and light show. It brings back age of Glam Rock and pays tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne.

WHY? All the big hits are performed – Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, plus many more

£17.50

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Carnival of the Animals

The Willshire piano duo perform Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns.

It is a fun piece of music depicting animals from hens and roosters to elephants and lions. With a narration of funny poems written by Ogden Nash. Suitable for ages 3+ years.

WHY? The music has been used in everything from Babe and Charlotte’s Web to The Simpsons and How I Met Your Mother

(Artwork by kind permission of The Children's Gallery at Teddies Music Club)

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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Ross Couper and Tom Oakes

A fiddle and guitar duo deeply rooted in the traditions of Scotland and Ireland.

Ross’ explosive fiddle playing lies at the heart of folk band the mighty Peatbog Faeries. Tom Oakes is a multi award winning guitarist and flautist composer. Expect their trademark, unrivalled energy and virtuosity interspersed with moments of spinetingling beauty.

WHY? ‘Infectious dynamism erupts from the stage as the duo shift from Shetland capers to Irish reels’ Three Weeks

£14 (£12 conc)

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Adapted by Polly Teale.

'One of the finest and most searching stage adaptations I have ever seen… this Jane Eyre succeeds as both a wise distillation of the novel and a thrilling piece of theatre in its own right' Daily Telegraph

WHY? A bold and theatrically inventive adaptation of this well-loved literary classic

£16 (£14 conc)
Family Ticket: 2 adults - £16 each and up to 2 children - £10 each

Presented by Maidenhead Drama Guild.

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Art Adventures: Vibrant Abstract Landscapes

Explore the exciting possibilities of materials and techniques to create amazing artworks! Explore the world and time through art and be inspired! Suitable for ages 7 – 11 years.

Vibrant Abstract Landscapes
Thur 30 Jun – 14 Jul

Discover the imaginative art of Fredrich Hundertwasser and be inspired to draw and paint your own!

4pm – 5.15pm
£30 per 3 week course

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Pete Firman - Edinburgh Festival Preview

The UK's leading comedian/magician previews new jokes and tricks for his next show.

Expect his own trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. Pete is the star of BBC1's The Magicians. He has appeared on TV shows including BBC2's The Sarah Millican Television Programme, BBC1's The John Bishop Show, BBC1's Celebrity Mastermind and BBC3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live.

WHY? ‘The new poster-boy for British comedy magic’ The Telegraph

@petefirman
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Pete's website

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Laurence Clark and Norris & Parker

Catch two comedy acts exclusively previewing their material ahead of the Edinburgh Festival this summer.

Laurence Clark
Come and laugh at stuff Laurence can’t do – guilt-free - in this tale of adolescence, love and Jelly Babies as he discovers no man is an island, except the Isle of Mann!

Norris & Parker perform sketches, characters and songs weaved within a narrative of underlying aggression between the duo.

£12

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Summer Ceilidh

You'll be in safe hands with the expert calling and playing from our band Nedron's Jig.

They'll guide you through dances like Muffin Man's Jig, Gay Gordon's and Cumberland Square 8 with familiar tunes including Atholl Highlanders, Rogue's March and Dashing White Sergeant.

WHY? A social evening of dance in our glorious 18th century barn

£15 (£13 conc)

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Moore Moss Rutter

Tom Moore, Archie Churchill-Moss and Jack Rutter hail from three distinct regions of the UK.

They combine musical material, style and tradition from Norfolk, Somerset and Yorkshire respectively. The trio meticulously rework English tunes and compositions into sets and songs which are described as ‘intelligently crafted musical adventures’.

WHY? Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2011

£13.75

Presented by RM Promotions.

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Al Murray: The Pub Landlord (work in progress)

The chance to catch Britain’s favourite publican as he tries out material for his new tour Let’s Go Backwards Together.

This is a rare opportunity to catch one of Britain’s finest comedians in an intimate setting as he polishes his legendary bar-room banter.

WHY? ‘A supremely polished performer’ ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

£15

  •   5 Jul SOLD OUT
  •   6 Jul SOLD OUT
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Discover Arts: St Peter's and The Papal Basilicas of Rome

Completely new footage of St Peter’s, St John Lateran, St Mary Major, St Paul Outside The Walls and the works of art enshrined within them.

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Toys

A show created by your toys!

Bring your own toy along and watch as they are brought to life in a big adventure! A daring escape. A perilous journey to freedom through a strange land. How will the toys survive their adventure? Who are the goodies? Who are the baddies? Who are the villains? And who are the heroes? Suitable for ages 3+ years.

WHY? From the company who created the hit Christmas shows One Snowy Night, Miki and Kipper’s Snowy Day

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet

Encore screening.

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live cinema season continues with a new vision of Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. Branagh and his creative team present a modern passionate version of the classic tragedy.

A longstanding feud between Verona’s Montague and Capulet families brings about devastating consequences for two young lovers caught in the conflict.

Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet and Sir Derek Jacobi as Mercutio.

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Mustang (15)

Dir: Deniz Gamze Erguven 2015

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Adam Hess and Jack Barry

An Avalon Edinburgh Preview.

Adam Hess is known for his unique brand of comedy on Twitter. In 2013 one of his tweets was voted funniest of the year by The Telegraph.

Jack Barry has performed in the prestigious Comedy Zone at the Edinburgh Fringe. He has also performed as one half of sketch duo Twins.

WHY? Adam won the Chortle Student Comedy Award while Jack has supported James Acaster on tour

£12

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Danny Buckler's Magic Salon

The magic show where the world’s finest trick artists perform headline sets before sharing their insights about magic.

Danny Buckler is joined by three of the biggest names in UK magic for an evening of illusion, card tricks and mystery. Guests include knife thrower Romany and John Archer, winner of Penn and Teller’s Fool Us.

Just announced - Danny will also be joined by Ben Hanlin. Ben is writer and star of ITV2's Tricked and has recently starred in the West End in hit show The Illusionists.

WHY? The chat show which reveals how a magician’s mind works

£12 (£10 conc)

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The Studio Session

Part of the Farm’s programme to support emerging musicians.

Local acts play three numbers – at least one of which is an original.

If you would like to perform, please email: jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

WHY? ‘Great night with a brilliant range of different styles. Really entertaining, and all such a good standard’ John Cee Stannard (previous act)

£8

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Tatcho Drom

A vibrant show of beautiful melodies and dancing rhythms from Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

Violinist and singer Gundula regularly travels the Balkans studying with archaic Balkan musicians, frequently in the most bizarre places. Tatcho Drom performs her arrangements and compositions created from her discovery journeys.

WHY? ‘A gypsy consommé with a satanic pulse’ Froots Magazine

£14, Supporters £11

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Megan Henwood and Jackie Oates

Megan Henwood and Jackie Oates sparked a friendship Nettlebed Folk Club and discovered how effortlessly their vocals blended.

In their solo careers they have both worked closely with bass player Pete Thomas. He accompanies them, combining their vocal harmonies, viola, guitar with double bass.

WHY? Both are BBC Folk Award Winners

£13.75

Presented by RM Promotions.

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Flamenco Incognito

A show with all the spirit of authentic, pulsating flamenco, intertwined with the unexpected.

The performers will be flying in from Spain and include Ester Tal (lead female dancer), Uri Tal (lead Flamenco guitar), Luis Vargas Monge (gypsy Flamenco singer), Kelian Jimenez (male gypsy Flamenco dancer) and Nick Squires (cello). Expect exciting, moving flamenco dance, powerful song, virtuoso guitar and cello – with lots of charm, imagination and theatre thrown in.

WHY? A passionate spectacle for dance, music and theatre-lovers everywhere

£15

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Digi Den I Summer Drop In

Led by DJ Mhlanga

Animate, record and edit in our Digi Den. Students will work together to develop their technique and understanding of filming, podcasting, green screen and stop motion animation. Suitable for all levels of experience.

School Year 7 – 13 | 4.30pm – 6pm | £40 per 5 week term or £9 per session

Fridays (from Fri 22 Jul)

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Limehouse Lizzy

Keeping the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide.

Limehouse Lizzy enter their 21st year with their most explosive show and critically acclaimed line up yet. They have received a PRS award, appeared on BBC2 and been recruited to record and tour by members of the original Thin Lizzy.

WHY? ‘If you're sceptical about tribute acts, you won't be after seeing Limehouse Lizzy’ Radio Times

£16

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Laurie Holloway and his Trio

The jazz pianist and composer is supported by the Summer School Students of 2016.

WHY? A concert not to be missed - early booking strongly advised

£12

Click here to visit Laurie's website

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Ed Gamble and Ahir Shah

An Avalon Edinburgh Preview.

Ed Gamble is co-writer and host of the iTunes-topping Peacock and Gamble Podcast.

‘Incessantly hilarious’ The Guardian

Ahir Shah’s sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up features a blend of emotional frankness, poetic language, and jokes.

‘Passionate, poetic and powerfully funny’ The List

WHY? Ed has won the prestigious Chortle award for Best Compere and Ahir has won Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival

Studio
£12

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Summer Circus Week

Led by Albert and Friends.

A week of incredible circus skills and performing. Learn to walk on stilts, ride a unicycle, walk the tightrope and perform on a trapeze!

Suitable for ages 7 - 13 years.

Mon 25 - Fri 29 Jul
10am - 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card)

Everyday – make the most of your time here and book in to see a film at the end of the session. Tickets £5.

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The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm

Aloha! The Hawaiian Elvis themed beach is back – all summer long.

Relax at a beachside café table while the little ones play in the sand. Join in craft or story telling sessions in the specially designed story den or try some indoor surfing courtesy of green screen technology! Family films screened throughout the holidays, keep an eye on our website for details.

Grand Opening: Tuesday 26 July

Runs till: Sunday 4 September 10am - 4pm

The Sun Always Shines on Turtle Beach

The Hawaiian Beach continues indoors, so whatever the weather it's always summer at the Farm.

Film yourself surfing in the waves courtesy of green screen technology, then share your movie with family and friends. Featuring beachcraft created by local school children.

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Digi Den II Summer Drop In

Led by DJ Mhlanga

Animate, record and edit in our Digi Den. Students will work together to develop their technique and understanding of filming, podcasting, green screen and stop motion animation. Suitable for all levels of experience.

School Year 7 – 13 | 4.30pm – 6pm | £40 per 5 week term or £9 per session

Tuesdays (from Tues 26 Jul, exc 23 Aug)

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Erik Satie's Faction

Erik Satie is well known for his music (beautiful and minimalist) and less well known for his writings (funny, angry and surreal).

A new (work-in-progress) show on the 150th anniversary of Satie's birth.

WHY? Alistair McGowan brings both the words and music of this Belle Epoque eccentric to the stage

£15

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Sarah Kendall and Kiri Pritchard-McLean

PBJ Management presents two nights of comedy previews, from TV names and Comedy Award nominees, ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Sarah Kendall – Shaken

The comedian previews a brand new show set in a small Australian town. It’s a story about a teenage girl (who may or may not be based on Sarah) who tells a massive lie, just for the hell of it.

Kiri Pritchard-McLean – Hysterical Woman

The Leicester Mercury Finalist is the brains behind multi award winning Gein's Family Giftshop. She'll be investigating genetics, gender and race – what a laugh.

WHY? Two comedians from the books of a leading comedy agent

£12

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The Vinyl Frontier: Singles Championship 2016

Jeff Lloyd hosts a highly sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

Eight challengers bring 3 singles each but only two people get to play all 3 as they battle out through 3 rounds to see who emerges as the champion!

£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

The Vinyl Frontier website

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Mid Summer Jazz with the Pete Billington Jazz Group

A refreshing and expansive ensemble perform direct from their tour of Holland and Denmark.

The line up is Peter Billington (piano), Noemi Nuti (voice), Manolo Polidario (guitar), Raph Misraki (bass) and Sophie Alloway (drums). Peter has risen through the jazz ranks both a pianist and double bassist. He is known as a brilliant musician and witty soloist.

WHY? Peter has performed with Peter King, Don Weller, Salena Jones and Ben Castle

£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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ArtiSun Fair

Our popular fair comes to the summer months!

The original 18th century barns provide a gorgeous backdrop for browsing stalls from local sellers.

WHY? Showcasing hand made wares

  •  30 Jul FREE
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Arnold's Big Adventure

Arnold the acorn is about to drop from his tree and begin his amazing adventure in search of somewhere to put down his roots.

Join Arnold as his story flies in the wind, wiggles across the land and splashes into the sea... Who will he meet along the way and will he ever find the perfect spot to call home?

WHY? ‘Tessa Bide understands children in a way that can’t be taught’ Children’s Theatre Reviews

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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Suzi Ruffell and Paul McCaffrey

An Edinburgh Preview from comedy agent Off the Kerb.

Paul McCafffey is the star of BBC3’s Impractical Jokers, BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and CBBC’s The Dog Ate My Homework.

Suzi Ruffell has starred in Live at the Comedy Store, LOLz Lounge, as well as numerous appearances on Radio 4 including Fresh From The Fringe.

WHY? Paul is an award winning comedian and Suzy has supported Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges on tour

£12

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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Create an entire show from idea to performance. Experience all aspects of stage production, from lighting to stage blocking to acting, with the help of professional directors.

Suitable for ages 10 - 18 years.

Mon 1 - Fri 5 Aug
10am - 4pm (6pm Fri)
£110 (£95 Advantage Card)

Everyday – make the most of your time here and book in to see a film at the end of the session. Tickets £5.

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Never 42

The UK’s forerunner Level 42 tribute band.

The seven piece band are all well travelled musicians in their own right. They have performed throughout the UK, Europe and Asia. They perform all the hits of the 80s stalwarts including Lessons In Love, Something About You and The Sun Goes Down.

WHY? Get ready for a high impact night of funk driven tunes

£15

@nordenfarm
@42never

Never 42's website
Never 42's Facebook page

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Deco Ensemble

The ensemble combine classical, jazz and traditional influences.

Their adventurous programming and virtuoso performances display extraordinary breadth and creativity. The Deco Ensemble are: Sabina Rakcheyeva (violin), Bartosz Glowacki (accordion/accordina), Ricardo Gosalbo (piano), Robert Luft (electric guitar) and Elena Marigómez (double bass).

WHY? Performing an eclectic and colourful combination of classical masterpieces and little known gems

£14, Supporters £11

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Summer Art Week

Led by Michaela Clarke.

Work on individual craft activities with lots of messy materials and also work together on a group art project.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Mon 8 - Fri 12 Aug
10am - 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card)

Everyday – make the most of your time here and book in to see a film at the end of the session. Tickets £5.

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Glyndebourne: Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict

A live screening of this rarely performed opera.

Love conquers all in Berlioz’s sparkling take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

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Viennese Connections - Summer Concert Series 1

The programme features two contrasting sonatas by Beethoven, heart-warming works by Schubert and Mozart at his most profound and searching.

Alexandra Vaduva (piano)

Beethoven Sonata in G, Op.31No.1
Schubert Sonata in A minor, D.537
Mozart Adagio in B minor, K.540
Schubert Impromptus in E flat and G flat
Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 (Moonlight)

The Romanian pianist Alexandra Vaduva returns to Norden Farm to open the summer recital series.

£16 (£14 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Band Academy

Led by Elliott Harrison and James Vigurs

Do you dream of playing in a band, selling out the O2, performing every night to cheering crowds? Work with professional musicians and play alongside them! Learn popular songs, master improvisation and get your performance down to a tee! Finish your day by rocking out on the main stage. Suitable for ages 11 – 19 years.

Sat 13 Aug
10am – 5.30pm
£50

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The Mick Ralphs Blues Band

Performing tracks from their new album If It Ain’t Broke – Mick’s first studio album for a number of years.

Mick Ralphs formed both Mott the Hoople and Bad Company. His career features stadium tours, platinum selling songwriting and a huge devoted fan base.

WHY? Expect new tracks written by Mick and the band, plus a a mixture of classic blues tracks, some soul and a nod to Bad Company

£16

@realmickralphs
@nordenfarm

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Family Concertini with the Blakes Heaven Big Band

An original and enjoyable live music experience designed for grown ups to enjoy with their children in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Blake’s Heaven Big Band is a 17 piece ensemble performing jazz, swing, pop, funk, TV themes, Latin and rock all with a unique twist!

Concertini has been nominated for Best New Activity For Children in the International What’s On 4 Juniors Award. Click here to vote by scrolling to Best New Activity for Children box (14th box down) and choosing Concertini from the drop down list.

WHY? Be inspired by sizzling saxes, screaming trumpets and soulful trombones whilst your little ones dance, sing, wriggle or sleep

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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Notes on Blindness (cert TBC)

Dir: Pete Middleton, James Spinney 2016

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The Big Berkshire Beach Gig

A showcase for the most exciting local musical talent in our main theatre.

With special added beach breaks between the acts!

WHY? If your band would like to perform on the main stage, email jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

£8

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A Real Mermaid's Tale

An exciting adventure on the high seas with pirates, monstrous sea creatures and mermaid treasure.

Follow our intrepid explorer, Amelia Buttersnap, on a journey full of magic, puppetry and mutinous rats.

WHY? From the company behind 2015’s A Real Fairy Story

£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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Viennese Connections - Summer Concert Series 2

A rare chance to hear the quintets for piano and wind instruments by Mozart and Beethoven in the same evening.

St John’s Chamber Players

Mozart Sonata for piano duet in B flat, K.358
Schubert 3 Songs
Beethoven Quintet for piano and wind instruments, Op.16
Schubert Military Marches for piano duet, D.733
Beethoven 2 Songs
Mozart Quintet for piano and wind instruments, K.452

Nigel Wilkinson and Juliet Allen share the pianistic pleasures. Their thirty year duo partnership continues with endearing duets by Schubert and Mozart.

£16 (£14 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Sari Schorr and The Engine Room

The New York Blues Hall of Fame singer performs hard driving blues-rock influenced by the late '60s British blues movement.

Sari mixes blues, rock, and soul with concrete melodies and poetic lyrics to striking effect. Her US and European 2016 tour launches at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

WHY? ‘With a powerhouse voice and a band to match this lady will certainly entertain. With whispers of Joplin and Turner her honeyed tones will raise the roof off the marquee’ Blues on the Farm

£15 (£13 conc)

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Dave Gorman (work in progress)

The comedian hits the road in preparation for the next series of his hit TV show Modern Life is Goodish.

Taking a mischievous look at modern life, Dave will share his observations and frustrations with a little help from his laptop.

WHY? ‘Has transformed the seemingly mundane into hours of unabashed hysteria’ Metro

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Lisa Mills

The Mississippi native is an award winning soul and blues singer.

She is influenced by a variety of genres including country blues, gospel and Americana. Lisa is known for her raw vocals and can belt out the blues then effortlessly switch to a ballad.

‘If you like your Americana with some southern soul and blues, and a big, big voice, then this is the singer for you’ Maverick Magazine

£14, Supporters £11

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Viennese Connections - Summer Concert Series 3

A rare chance to hear Mozart’s last chamber work, originally featuring glass harmonica.

St John’s Chamber Players

Schubert Sonatina in D for violin and piano
Beethoven 2 Songs
Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478
Mozart Adagio and Rondo in C, K.616
Schubert 3 Songs
Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op.70 No.1 (Ghost)

The summer recital series devoted to great works from the Viennese classics concludes with a fine programme of masterworks.

£16 (£14 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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The Real Thing

The three original vocalists from Britain's number one soul band perform with their 5 piece band.

They sold three million singles in the 1970s which were remixed and re-released to huge acclaim in the 1980s. They perform regularly at Rewind Festival alongside Rick Astley, Boy George and Belinda Carlisle.

WHY? Celebrating 40 years of hits including You to Me Are Everything, Can’t Get By Without You and Can You Feel the Force?

Tickets £20 in advance, £22.50 on the door. Offer applied in basket.

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Going South

Brace yourselves for a very special evening of musical frivolity, as the fabulous all female trio unleash upon you their zany mix of comedy and stunning harmonies.

An act unlike any other, where Opera meets West End and topical and irreverent humour abounds – their incredible vocals and musicianship are guaranteed to make you leave wanting more. Put simply, a class act – utterly loveable.

Going South website

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Jonathan Pie - Live

Jonathan Pie is a respected news reporter for a respected news broadcaster but he has a problem. He has several problems.

He hates his job. He hates his colleagues. But mainly he hates the f**king news. Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? Join Jonathan as he hilariously reveals the truth behind recent news events both home and abroad

£13.50

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Nish Kumar - Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout the Words Real Loud

A comedy show about history, democracy & capitalism.

As seen on BBC1's Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News For You. Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2015. Rose d’Or winner – Best Radio Comedy.

'Utterly brilliant' ★★★★★ Time Out

'A masterclass by a no-frills standup at the height of his powers' ★★★★ The Guardian

@MrNishKumar
@nordenfarm

Nish's website

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Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer

An encore screening from the Garrick Theatre.

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the Archie Rice, with John Hurt as Billy Rice in the final production for Plays at the Garrick season.

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Lucy Porter - Consequences

A hilarious new show of heart-felt personal revelations and incisive cultural observations.

Comedian covers some or all of the following: censorship, generational conflict, theological ethics, home-brewing, quizzing, Britpop of the 1990s, falconry and Gary Wilmot.

Lucy is a regular on TV and radio (BBC2's QI and Mock The Week, RAdio 4's The News Quiz).

'Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… Genuinely delightful' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'A treat from start to finish' ★★★★★ The Herald

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Jarlath Regan - But You Can Call Me Jarlath

The creator and host of the award winning Irishman Abroad podcast comes to Maidenhead.

Expect an evening of on-the-ball observation and high-end audience messing in the company of one of the sharpest minds in comedy.
As seen on BBC2's Russell Howard's Good News, Comedy Central's The World Stands Up and BBC2's The Apprentice You're Fired. As recommended by Ardal O'Hanlon, Jason Byrne and Marc Maron.

WHY? 'A subtle yet sublime helping of observational wit' The Herald
'Downright hilarious… comedy genius' The Irish Times
'Side-splitting stuff' ★★★★ Metro

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The Elves and the Shoemaker

Sam Lacey makes terrible shoes... until one night when two tiny visitors climb in through the window and start cutting and stitching and gluing… Sam’s life is never quite the same again!

The show features stunning puppets, music and a whole host of surprises.

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company join us this Christmas with an up-to-date, size 13½ re-telling of everyone’s favourite story about elves and shoes!

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Gary Delaney - There's Something About Gary

...and that something is he likes to write jokes. An awful lot of them.

Gary thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short and punchy. His new tour show is not only great for people who like lots of jokes but also fun for people who enjoy getting offended by jokes too.

Regular on BBC2's Mock the Week. Double Sony Award Winner. Chortle Award Nominee.

WHY? 'Gary Delaney has more quality jokes in one hour than many comics have in their entire careers… quite brilliant' The Scotsman

'An endless flow of top quality jokes' The Guardian

'A hugely impressive collection of exquisitely crafted gags by one of Britain’s grandmasters of the one-liner' Chortle

'I laughed and I laughed and I laughed… A master craftsman' The Times

£15

@GaryDelaney
@nordenfarm

Gary Delaney's website

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Russell Howard (work in progress)

Join one of our funniest and most successful comedians as he tries out brand new material.

Parental Guidance is advised.

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Sofie Hagen - Shimmer Shatter

The Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Newcomer and Chortle Best Newcomer 2015 winner brings her brand new show.

Join one of the fastest rising stars in comedy as she attempts to tackle her inner and outer demons in this hilarious and very personal show.

(praise for Bubblewrap)
'Hilarious… clever, touching and funny' ★★★★★ The Mirror
'Compelling, beautifully constructed' ★★★★ The Guardian
'A charming show' ★★★★ Sunday Times
'Few comedians… make a room as warm as (she) does' ★★★★ The Times
'Plenty of big laughs and bizarre anecdotes' ★★★★ Evening Standard
'Plenty of wry wit…' ★★★★ Time Out
'Consistently funny, personal, and a slyly powerful show... this certainly is the show of a winner' ★★★★ Chortle


WHY? Sofie has appeared on BBC2's Live from the BBC, Comedy Central's Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and Radio 4's The Now Show amongst many others. Her popular Guilty Feminist podcast has reached 250,000 downloads.



Suitable for ages 16+ years.

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An Evening with Brydon, Mack and Mitchell

Join Rob Brydon, Lee Mack and David Mitchell for an evening of chat, questions and generally messing around.

This event is on sale to our Bronze, Silver and Gold Members at 10.30am on Friday 15 April.
The on sale date to the general public is Saturday 16 April at 10.30am.
Tickets are limited to 2 per person and we cannot take reservations for this event.

Please note that the waiting list has now closed.

To find out more about becoming a Member, click here or call the Box Office on 01628 788997.

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Stephen K Amos - World Famous

The globe trotting laughter master returns with his new tour show.

In the last twelve months, Stephen has performed his unique brand of feel good comedy all over England, Scotland, Wales, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Australia, Tazmania, New Zealand and the Seychelles.

And what did he find when he got there? People. People like you and me and some of them said the most ridiculous things. To his face! All that, and more, in a brand new tour show.

'Stephen K Amos’s show has it all…laughs guaranteed… a great show' ★★★★ Herald Sun

'Born to entertain' The Guardian

'No one could possibly have left this feel good show without a beaming smile on their face' The Herald

'As his autobiographical sitcom plays out on Radio 4, Amos is officially becoming a national treasure. Expect more warm insight and spiky charm here' The Sunday Times

WHY? As seen on UKTV's Celebrity Storage Hunters and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, BBC1's Live At The Apollo and Have I got News For You?.

about 8 hours ago Take the Space return to Norden Farm - https://t.co/eI4lpqwbaR

about 9 hours ago @HadronGospel @coregymnastics @TheTablespoon @Jultay_Ju @Superboltplays So glad you enjoyed the gig!

about 11 hours ago And a big hello to new followers @HadronGospel @coregymnastics @TheTablespoon @Jultay_Ju and @Superboltplays - have a fantastic day!

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about 14 hours ago RT @chefwife1: Excellent fun @nordenfarm watching @MorganandWest then on to a little storytelling

about 14 hours ago RT @TaketheSpace: “The bravest of sports” -#WhiteFeatherBoxer comes to @nordenfarm this Thursday 2nd June. Book now: https://t.co/6BflVfzZ0q

about 15 hours ago From Glyndebourne to Gyles Brandreth - https://t.co/tTcreXfc4S

about 16 hours ago Flamenco, Glyndebourne, Piaf and more... - https://t.co/tpuVuH5mb5

about 16 hours ago @pauljbaxter @sandgtribute Hi Paul, we'll pass the suggestion on to our programmer! :)

about 16 hours ago RT @TaketheSpace: Marking the centenary of the 1916 Conscription laws, brand new play #WhiteFeatherBoxer is on @nordenfarm 2nd June @Surre…

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