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Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail

An exhibition showcasing a fabulous range of artwork from this year's Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail (CAMAT).

Visit the artists on the trail on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September.

Visit www.camat.org.uk for more information.

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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 and 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, her classes are fun, friendly, inspiring and suitable for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

Autumn
Sat 9 Sept (drop in) - Sat 9 Dec (exc 28 Oct)
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term (from 16 Sept)

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.
For 18+ years.

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Fit Steps

Led by Julie Antonsen

An energetic, upbeat dance workout mixing the graceful steps of Ballroom and the up-tempo steps of Latin dances. Transform your body and have fun dancing to music that will get your heart pumping!

Autumn
Sat 9 Sept - 2 Dec (exc 16 and 30 Sept)
10.15am – 11am
£5 per class

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Mindfulness for Children

Led by Lynne Wilkes

Helping to improve concentration and learning. The course teaches skills for coping with stress and anxiety. It helps children to feel happier and more fulfilled as they make their way in life.

Bring a cushion and blanket.

Age guidance 5+ years.

Saturdays
23 Sept - 25 Nov (exc 21 and 28 Oct)
11.45am – 12.45pm
£10 per session or £36 for 4 sessions

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine

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!

Summer
Sat 5 Aug
10am – 3pm
£34

Autumn
Sat 23 Sept and 11 Nov
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Atomic Blonde (15)

Dir: David Leitch 2017 | 115 mins

Agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is MI6’s most lethal assassin. She is sent alone into Berlin to retrieve a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city. Broughton partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

WHY? A blistering blend of sleek action, gritty sexuality and dazzling style

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

'Without a doubt one of the greatest action stars of today, Atomic Blonde offers a spectacular platform to her skills' ★★★★ The Independent

Click here to read the full review.

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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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 a 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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Line Dancing Beginners - Autumn

Led by Julie Antonsen

Line Dancing is a mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing style. We use a variety of music to accompany these styles such as Shania Twain and Keith Urban (country) to Rebecca Ferguson and Megan Trainer (pop) with everything in between.

No partner necessary.

Autumn
Sun 10 Sept – 29 Oct (exc 17 Sept, 22 Oct)
Sun 5 Nov – 10 Dec
6.15pm – 7.15pm
£7 per class or £42 per 6 week course

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A Ghost Story (12A)

Dir: David Lowery 2017 | 92 mins

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife. But he finds that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time. He is forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slips away.

WHY? Starring Academy Award winner Casey Affleck and Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara

'An existential chiller unlike anything you've seen' ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

£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.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Friday 22 September at 11am is 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 a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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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.

Mondays (exc 16, 23 Oct and 13 Nov)
Fridays (exc 20, 27 Oct)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically.

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Yoga & Meditation

Led by Julie Potter

Enjoy a short yoga and relaxation session. We will look at some gentle yoga spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, some simple, basic yogic breathing practises and some guided meditations to take us to a state of relaxed wellbeing. Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Mon 4 Sept - 9 Oct and 16 Oct – 27 Nov (exc 13 Nov)
11.30am – 12.45pm
£7 per class

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power & Al Gore Q&A (PG)

Dir: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk 2017 | 98 mins

Al Gore travels around the world continuing his tireless fight. He pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant.

WHY? The screening includes a recorded Q&A with Al Gore

'Ten years after An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore brings the news on climate change again in a doc that's anything but hot air' Variety

£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.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, relax your body and mind, reduce stress, improve your balance, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Mon 4 Sept – 18 Dec (no class 23, 30 Oct & 13 Nov)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, relax your body and mind, reduce stress, improve your balance, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Mon 4 Sept – 18 Dec (no class 23, 30 Oct & 13 Nov)
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£7 per class

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Autumn in the Garden: Soft Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

This soft pastel course explores autumn colour in back gardens, allotments and more formal gardens. Using broken colour, layering and other techniques you will depict autumn foliage and garden structures.

Suitable for 18yrs+

Tues 12 Sept – 24 Oct (exc 10 Oct)
£99 per 6 week course or £18 per class
10am – 1pm

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Tutus - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun and creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept, exc 10 and 24 Oct)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Tutus - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun and creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept, exc 10 and 24 Oct)
3 - 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Body Control Pilates - Beginners

Led by Gillian Burn

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

Autumn
Tues 12 Sept – 3 Oct, 31 Oct – 21 Nov and 28 Nov – 19 Dec
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£40 per 4 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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

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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.

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept)
4.30pm – 5.30pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Digi Den II

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience. School Year 7 – 13.

Fridays (from Fri 19 Sept)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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New/Old Homeland

An exhibition of the work of Margarete Klopfleisch.

Margaret was a member of the Maidenhead Art Club until 1960 and exhibited together with Stanley Spencer. This exhibition might help to find lost artworks left behind in Maidenhead in 1965.

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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure 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.

Suitable for 9+ years

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week 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.

Autumn
Tues 19 Sept – 5 Dec (exc 24 and 31 Oct)
7pm - 8.15pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Swing Crazy: 1930s-style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon (of RockinRhythm)

Learn to Lindy Hop with a couple who have danced, performed and taught together since meeting on the dance floor in 1996. Lindy Hop is the great partner swing dance from New York's Savoy Ballroom. From exuberant and light-hearted to laid back and smooth, Lindy Hop is an expressive dance that puts a smile on every face. Join us for some beginner classes and you will soon be dancing to some of the greatest music ever.

No previous experience needed - come ready to have bags of fun. Bring a partner or come alone - it's up to you.

Tues 5 Sept – 5 Dec (exc 24 Oct)
7.30pm – 8.40pm
£8 per class or any six Swing Crazy or Jive Cats dance classes for £36
Offers applied in basket

You should wear comfortable clothes that leave you arms free and do not restrict movement. Layers are a good idea as you will be exercising indoors. Your shoes should be comfortable, flexible and secure. Smooth soles are highly recommended so that you can easily turn on the ball of the foot. Heavy shoes, raised soles or high heels are very much to be avoided.

Click here to visit the Swing Crazy Website

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Drama Classes for Adults

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

A handpicked selection of bespoke theatre workshops for keen amateur actors, students and semi-professionals. All sessions are practical in nature and encourage meeting new like-minded friends and potential colleagues.

Autumn
Tues 12 Sept – 28 Nov (exc 24 Oct, 7 Nov)
8.30pm – 10pm
£8 per class or £72 for 10 week course

12 Sept - Mime and Mask
19 Sept - Improvisation
26 Sept - Focus and Concentration Games
03 Oct - Physical Theatre
10 Oct - Murder Mysteries
17 Oct - Invisible Theatre
31 Oct - Stage Make-up
14 Nov - Accents (International)
21 Nov - Anthropomorphic Performance
28 Nov - Comedy and Clowning

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Jive Cats: 1950s-style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon (of RockinRhythm)

Have you often wished that you could just get up a jive in a 1950s-style when you hear that classic music? Now you can! Join us for some beginner classes and you will be on the floor dancing authentic free-style jive to classic Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll.

No previous experience needed - come ready to have bags of fun. Bring a partner or come alone - it's up to you.

Tues 5 Sept – 5 Dec (exc 24 Oct)
8.45pm – 10.30pm
£8 per class or any six Swing Crazy or Jive Cats dance classes for £36
Offers applied in basket

All bookings include the practice session from 9.40pm to 10.15pm

Offers applied in basket

You should wear comfortable clothes that leave you arms free and do not restrict movement. Layers are a good idea as you will be exercising indoors. Your shoes should be comfortable, flexible and secure. Smooth soles are highly recommended so that you can easily turn on the ball of the foot. Heavy shoes, raised soles or high heels are very much to be avoided.

For more information about this class visit the Jive Cats Website

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

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

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Wednesdays (exc 25 Oct)
10am – 11am
£5 | £4 siblings

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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ROH Live: The Magic Flute

Live screening from the Royal Opera House (Wednesday).

Mozart’s glorious opera is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production. Be transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies.

WHY? This classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work

£15

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

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 a performance.

£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Fun and friendly lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Autumn
Wed 6 Sept – 11 Oct and 1 Nov – 6 Dec
7pm – 8pm

£45 per 6 week course

For 18+ years.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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The Vicar of Dibley

The Grimm Players present an amateur production of the ever-popular TV show The Vicar of Dibley.

The arrival of a new (female) vicar, with a decidedly irreverent attitude to religion, shakes up the parish council of a sleepy English village whose oddball inhabitants aren't yet ready for 21st century progress.

WHY? A new rendition of the ever-popular TV show The Vicar of Dibley recreating characters that we all know and love.

£15

@TheGrimmPlayers
@nordenfarm

The Grimm Players website

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Acoustic Guitar - 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.

These are fun and friendly lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years' experience.

Autumn

Wed 6 Sept – 11 Oct and 1 Nov – 6 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm

Thur 7 Sept – 12 Oct and 2 Nov – 7 Dec
7pm – 8pm

£45 per 6 week course

For 18+ years.

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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.

Autumn
Thur 14 Sept – Thur 14 Dec (exc Thur 26 Oct) | 10am – 11am
Sun 17 Sept – Sun 17 Dec (exc 22 Oct and 19 Nov) | 11am – 12pm
£6 per class

For 18+ years.

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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 a 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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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 a 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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Kathakali

Presented by the Kala Chethena Kathakali Company.

The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company return to Norden Farm direct from Kerala, South India. They bring with them their breathtaking show Kathakali.

Kathakali is the classical dance drama of Kerala. Colourful costumes and elaborate three dimensional make up magically transforms the actors into gods, kings, devils and princesses - telling universal stories from the Hindu epics.

The performance features top international performers, superb singers, rhythmic drummers and the highly skilled art of make-up called 'chutti'. Join them for a spectacular and unforgettable evening in our Courtyard Theatre. 

WHY? 'They perform with amazing grace and dignity. Intense, hypnotic and spectacularly beautiful' The Daily Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£12 (£10 conc), Family & Friends £32


@KalaChethenaKat
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the Kala Chethena Kathakali Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning.

These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Autumn
Thur 7 Sept – 12 Oct and 2 Nov – 7 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm

£45 per 6 week course

For 18+ years.

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Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class.

We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Autumn
Fri 15 Sept - 20 Oct and Fri 10 Nov - 15 Dec
Intermediate | 9.30am – 10.45am
Beginners | 11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

For 18+ years. Please bring a mat.

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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson

Beginners learn techniques including sawing, filing, polishing, ring making, stone setting, texturing, doming and soldering, to make some beautiful jewellery. More experienced participants are taken forward with their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Autumn
Fri 15 Sept – 13 Oct and Fri 20 Oct – 24 Nov (exc 27 Oct)
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class.

We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Fri 15 Sept - 20 Oct and Fri 10 Nov - 15 Dec
Beginners | 11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginner’s session)

For 18+ years. Please bring a mat.

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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson

Beginners learn techniques including sawing, filing, polishing, ring making, stone setting, texturing, doming and soldering, to make some beautiful jewellery. More experienced participants are taken forward with their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Materials cost to tutor for first 5 weeks £28 (approx)

Autumn
Fri 15 Sept – 13 Oct and Fri 20 Oct – 24 Nov (exc 27 Oct)
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience. School Year 7 – 13.

Tuesdays (from Tues 15 Sept)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Friday Night Flamenco

Led by Leticia Abella Iglesias

Start the weekend with 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!

Autumn
Fri 15 Sept – 20 Oct (exc 13 Oct) and Fri 3 Nov – 8 Dec
7.45pm – 8.45pm (7.45pm - 9.15pm on Fri 15 and 22 Sept)
£42 per 6 week course

For ages 18+ years.

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Pete Firman

Comedy and jaw-dropping magic from the UK’s leading comedian/magician.

Pete has appeared on ITV1’s Tonight at The London Palladium and BBC1’s Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief. He is the star of BBC1’s The Magicians. Expect Pete’s trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. Plus support act to be announced.

WHY? 'Sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century' The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@petefirman
@nordenfarm

Pete Firman's website

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson

Beginners can create up to three pieces and there are projects to follow for all if you wish, to help you learn techniques and make beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Materials cost to tutor dependent on weight of what you make.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Sat 30 Sept, Sat 21 Oct and Sat 25 Nov
10am – 4pm
£50 per session plus materials fee.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

A unique yoga-based class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Get ready to fly! class includes elements of acroyoga.

Bring one yoga mat (per pair) and one blanket each.

Suitable for ages 4 – 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer
Sunday 23 Jul and 27 Aug
10am – 11am
£15 per pair

Autumn
Sunday 10 Sept, 1 Oct and 12 Nov
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

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Sunday Stories - Spoken Word Special!

Presented by Norden Farm and Simon Mole, supported by Apples and Snakes.

Poet, Simon Mole is taking over our Sunday Stories slot with a spoken word special! Expect poems about ninja skeletons, raps about pug dogs playing football, stories about boys who meet Pacman and girls who can’t stop drumming. With special guest, singer-songwriter, Gecko (Glastonbury, Bestival and BBC Radio 1).

Age guidance 4 - 11 years.

£3 per person.

Gecko is a North London based artist. He has previously appeared at Glastonbury, Bestival and BBC Radio 1. He's shared stages with the likes of Josie Long, Robin Ince, John Hegley, Beans on Toast and Billy Bragg. He returned to the Edinburgh Fringe this year with his second hour No Rest for the Lizard and will release his debut album 'Volcano' this Autumn.

Simon Mole was the first Poet Laureate for the London borough of Brent, and is a member of the acclaimed poetry collective Chill Pill. Since becoming a father Simon has written increasingly for young people, and his first play for children and families was commissioned by the V&A in 2016; Friends For All is touring with Half Moon Theatre.

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Alexander Technique

Led by Martin Smith

A body awareness workshop teaching poise, balance and an easier way of carrying out everyday activity. It helps to relieve pain and discomfort brought on by poor posture and can help those with back and neck problems.

Bring a blanket and some paperback books to rest your head on.

Sun 1 Oct
2.30 – 5pm
£30

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Rainbow Girls

Rainbow Girls is a collaborative of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists and California natives.

Having spent the last four years touring Europe and the US, they have returned to their folk roots. This new trio version of the band features Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey and Vanessa May.

WHY? Experience their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting and soulful, bluesy sound in its rawest form

Studio
£12, £10 Supporters

@rainbowgirrs
@nordenfarm

Rainbow Girls website

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The Tempest

Presented by Bilimankhwe Arts.

This powerful, passionate and magical production features stunning contemporary African choreography from Shyne Phiri, with an original soundtrack which samples traditional Malawian music. By bringing together artists from Africa and Europe, the company uses the best from both continents to both entertain and move audiences.

The Tempest is supported by Africa Express and Arts Council England.

Age guidance 12+ years.

WHY? A fast paced, urban and exciting production full of humour, movement and live music

Courtyard Theatre
£14, £12 Supporters

@Bilimankhwe
@nordenfarm

Bilimankhwe Arts website

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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.

Autumn
Wed 6 Sept - Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Wed 4 Oct - The Muse by Jessie Burton
Wed 1 Nov - From the Man Booker Prize shortlist
Wed 6 Dec - Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

Share your thoughts on contemporary fiction with other readers in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Please visit the website for updates on titles.

For 18+ years.

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Detroit (15)

Dir: Kathryn Bigelow 2017 | 143 mins

Detroit, 1967. Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, the city is under curfew and the Michigan National Guard patrols the streets. Three young African American men are murdered at the Algiers Motel. The events result in one of the largest citizen uprisings in United States history.

WHY? Based on true events and starring BAFTA Rising Star Award winner John Boyega

'Kathryn Bigelow directs John Boyega in a stunningly shot story of disturbing police brutality and civil unrest in 1960s Detroit' ★★★★ The Guardian

£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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Final Portrait (15)

Dir: Stanley Tucci 2017 | 90 mins

Paris, 1964. Celebrated artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) bumps into his old friend - respected American critic, James Lord (Armie Hammer). Lord is flattered by Giacometti’s request to paint him. As the days go by and turn into weeks, he realises his entire life has been hijacked by the erratic genius.

WHY? ‘Geoffrey Rush shines in Stanley Tucci's witty Giacometti sketch’ ★★★★
The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£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.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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4Square

Manchester’s ferocious folk foursome are now in their 10th year of wowing audiences across Europe and beyond.

The band’s trademark show features Nicola Lyons’s simultaneous fiddle playing and clog dancing, virtuosic mandolin from Michael Giverin, galvanised by the driving sounds of Jim Molyneux’s piano and Dan Day on percussion. The result is an infusion of folk, jazz, Latin and any other musical style they feel the inclination to absorb.

WHY? A powerful young quartet with a fiery, inventive and virtuosic brand of alternative folk

Studio
£12

@4squaremusic
@nordenfarm

4square website

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Acrylics: Painterly Impasto Landscapes

Led by Karen Carter

Using the work of Van Gogh and contemporary artists as our inspiration we will explore using acrylics in the style of an oil painting, incorporating impasto gel to hold brushmarks and create texture, resulting in an energetic and expressive image. Bring own materials.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches of landscapes as starting points
  • Drawing pencils, rubber
  • Impasto or structure gel
  • Variety of brushes (soft/bristle) / Palette knives if you have them (don’t buy specially)
  • Acrylic paints (please include primaries in your selection)
  • Watercolour paper or acrylic paper or canvas
  • 2 water jars, mixing palette, kitchen roll

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 6 Oct
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials fee

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Autumn Ceilidh

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

The band formed specially for Norden Farm's Ceilidhs and between them play Squeezebox, Fiddle, Mandola and Bass. The four musicians consist of two from the folk super-group Feast of Fiddles and two from the band Phungus.

Caller Brian Jones will be on hand to guide you through all the dances. Brian has been involved in Folk Dance for many years, he calls not only the traditional favourites, but also his own original routines. His dances are used by dance callers right across the British Isles!

Dances include Nottingham Swing, Cumberland Square 8, Virginia Reel, Bridge at Athlone, Gay Gorden’s, Dashing White Sgt and The Willow Tree. Expect familiar tunes including Atholl Highlanders, Rogue’s March and Dashing White Sergeant.

WHY? A social evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn - no experience necessary!

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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The Great British Take Off

Starring Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare from Radio 4’s Dead Ringers.

Comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw and legendary comedy producer Bill Dare come to Norden Farm for the first time following their sell-out tour earlier in the year.

Join us for an evening of unscripted, unrehearsed, spontaneous comedy and conversation as politicians, sports personalities and celebrities old and new are all up for a roasting. You, the audience, help choose which characters appear and what direction the show takes.

Jon reveals the secrets of mimicry, and shares stories of some of the fascinating characters that coloured his childhood in Lancashire and his early career. Together with Bill he also reveals some of the mishaps and mayhem of life behind the scenes in television and on the celebrity circuit.

WHY? With a few surprises for the general public of Maidenhead thrown in for good measure, The Great British Take Off is topical, satirical, anecdotal and highly entertaining; it's never the same show twice.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@jonnculshaw
@BillDare
<a target="
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Jon Culshaw's website
Bill Dare's website

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Matt Richardson / Slash

A lot has happened to Matt Richardson since his last tour in 2013. A lot of it is quite strange.

Most comedians hope to win accolades and make people laugh, very few end up with Heat Magazine’s Weird Crush trophy.

From interviewing millionaire dogs in LA, ghost hunting with Craig Revel Horwood and having his phone nicked by Kate Moss - it’s been an odd, but fun, few years.

Now Matt can finally tell people about it, as well as talking about everything else on his mind.

WHY? The host of Virgin Radio's Drive-time show, ITV2’s The Xtra Factor and Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live!

Studio
£12

@MattRichardson3
@nordenfarm

Matt Richardson's website

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St John's Chamber Orchestra

Jianing Kong, a finalist in both the Leeds and Sydney International Piano Competitions, makes a welcome return to Norden Farm.

Jianing Kong (piano)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mendelssohn Overture A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Haydn Symphony No.92 in G (Oxford)
Brahms Piano Concerto No.2

Brahms’ mighty work is one of the most thrilling and demanding concertos in the repertoire, by turns lyrical, heroic and virtuosic.

WHY? Featuring Mendelssohn’s miraculous Overture and one of Haydn’s most witty symphonies

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50), (£5 under 16s)

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ROH Live: La bohème

Encore screening.

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.

WHY? Acclaimed director Richard Jones directs this new production of Puccini’s captivating opera

£15

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Relaxed drop in sessions (advance booking recommended).

Step out of 'busy, busy, doing, doing' and 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.

Beginner's Mind

Tues 12 Sept
With a new academic year just starting it gives an opportunity to see things with a new perspective. Mindfulness teaches us to step out of automatic pilot to see things with beginner’s mind.

Mindfulness for Anxiety

Tues 10 Oct
Anxiety is a natural, if unpleasant, response to stressors which can really interfere with our enjoyment of life. Come and see how mindfulness can help us recognise and manage our anxiety.

Mindfulness for Depression

Tues 14 Nov
Research at Oxford University has proven Mindfulness as effective in dealing with recurring depression through taking a neutral stance on negative feelings and accepting what we feel with detachment. Come and find out more.

Christmas Peace

Tues 12 Dec
An opportunity to step away from all the usual frantic Christmas preparations and hold an intention to embody the peace and goodwill of the season.

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

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Dunkirk (12A)

Dir: Christopher Nolan 2017 | 106 mins

Hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. The story unfolds on land, sea and air. With an ensemble cast including Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.

WHY? ‘A courageous, technically dazzling war epic’ ★★★★ Evening Standard

'There have been many World War II epics — but there’s never been one like this' ★★★★★ Empire Magazine

Click to here read the full review.

£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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Acrylics: Pattern, Colour & Cutouts - Matisse

Led by Karen Carter

Referencing Matisse as our starting point we will colour sheets of paper ready to create our cutouts – ‘painting with scissors’. We will then add further layers of paint, pattern and linework to complete a bold graphic piece of work.

Please bring the following materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches/props for still life as starting points
  • Drawing pencils, rubber, scissors
  • Variety of brushes (soft/bristle)
  • Acrylic paints (please include primaries in your selection)
  • Watercolour paper
  • 2 water jars, mixing palette, kitchen roll

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 13 Oct
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials fee

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Leveret

Three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration

Andy Cutting (Blowzabella), Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead) and Rob Harbron (The Full English) are each regarded as masters of their instrument. Their music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new. Expect original settings of ancient tunes alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths who are winners of 12 BBC Folk Awards!

WHY? ‘Classy players … their intuitive way with tunes is glorious’ Mojo

Studio
£16.50

@leveretband
@nordenfarm

Leveret's website

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Ed Gamble - Mammoth

After the huge success of his 2016 tour, that gobby little toerag Ed Gamble is back with a brand new lumbering beast of a comedy show.

Ed has appeared on BBC2's Mock the Week, Comedy Central's Drunk History, E4's Almost Royal, Comedy Central's Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, BBC3's Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, Channel 4's Man Down as well as countless other things (3 other things).

WHY? ★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ The List | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@EdGambleComedy
@nordenfarm

Ed Gamble's website

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model. Students are taught about proportion, the structure of the head and tonal values. Experiment with creating contrast between light and dark (chiaroscuro) to depict facial features. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Sat 14 Oct
10am – 3pm
£34

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Ayesha Hazarika: State of the Nation

Ayesha Hazarika returns to Norden Farm by popular demand!

Politics, power and how we lost the plot.

Ayesha Hazarika, MBE, started her career as a stand-up comedian playing clubs across the country. She then took what she thought was a natural diversion into the Labour Party as a Special Adviser working for Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband.

Since leaving front line politics she’s become a much sought after commentator writing for the FT, Guardian, Evening Standard, New Statesman and Grazia.

Ayesha has also returned to her stand-up roots. Her one woman show Tales from the Pink Bus was a sell-out hit at the 2016 Edinburgh festival and she's been in huge demand on TV and radio recently starring as a guest on Matt Forde’s Unspun for Dave.

Ayesha lifts the lid on what life’s really like behind the scenes at Westminster with brutal honesty and humour and asks what's next for British politics.

The State of the Nation is one of the best things to come out of British politics in a long time.

'Hazarika’s return to stand up is also public service, never less than entertaining' The Guardian

'Genuinely engaging…hers is a story worth hearing' Chortle

'Hazarika is terrific company – relaxed, mischievous and with a mind like a steel trap' ★★★★ The Scotsman

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@ayeshahazarika
@nordenfarm

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Logan Lucky (12A)

Dir: Steven Soderbergh 2017 | 119 mins

Brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan are determined to reverse a family curse. The pair set out to execute an elaborate multi-million dollar robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Featuring an A-list cast including Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig and Adam Driver.

WHY? A smart, thrilling and funny story from the director of the Oceans Eleven trilogy

'Channing Tatum and Adam Driver are joined by an almost unrecognisable Daniel Craig in this warm and witty crime caper' ★★★★ The Guardian

£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.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Wednesday 18 October at 11am is 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 a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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The Dark Tower (12A)

Dir: Nikolaj Arcel 2017 | 95 mins

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, shares an ancient vendetta with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black. Roland must prevent Walter from toppling the Dark Tower that holds the All-World universe together. Good and evil collide in this epic battle over its fate.

WHY? Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey and based on the novels by Stephen King

£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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Windsor Festival Exhibition

Winning pieces from the Windsor Festival’s 2017 creative competition for secondary school students.

Featuring a wide variety of creative work, including paintings, photography, textiles and sculpture.

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Lampshade Making

Led by Natalie Griffin-Smith

Bring along half a metre of your chosen fabric and we’ll show you how to turn it into a beautiful handmade lampshade. Take it home, equipped with the knowledge and notes to continue creating at home!

Tues 19 Sept and Tues 17 Oct
7pm – 9.30pm
£25 per class

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Remember, Remember

Catch a rare glimpse inside the development process of a new musical and be the first to experience Remember, Remember in a full-scale workshop performance. Featuring an industrial electronic score and a faceless ensemble, the show immerses you inside a dystopian trial. You will start to question: who is real and what is not?

WHY? 'This is the word of the law'

Courtyard Theatre
£12 (£10 conc)

@RRMusical
@nordenfarm

Remember Remember Musical website

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RSC Live: Coriolanus

An encore screening from Stratford-upon-Avon.

Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with this visceral production.

WHY? A full-throttle war play, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome

£15

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Ahir Shah: Control

In an age of global socio-political turmoil, Shah presents a show about freedom, fascism, history, hope, resistance and milk.

Ahir's last show enjoyed packed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Soho Theatre, and a national tour. In it, he theorised that we were being tugged in contradictory directions by a potential brighter future and resurgent worst of the past. He's currently trying to work out how to build that future in a time when the past appears to be winning. He's got loads of jokes about it.

WHY? 'Excellent' ★★★★ Guardian

Studio
£12

@AhirShah
@nordenfarm

Ahir Shah's website

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Wild Life

A comedy horror from the masters of visual theatre – Ding Foundation. The story of an ordinary woman's journey to an extraordinary dimension.

From behind the walls of her flat, something is emerging. A feeling. A sound. Definitely, something’s there – maybe a plant or a creature?

Compelled to investigate, she is drawn into a surreal world of transformations to discover what or who lies beneath.

Using puppets, music and physical performance, Wild Life is a feast for the senses and the mind, exploring whether our inner, wilder instincts can happily sit alongside the demands of modern life.

Contains dark imagery and so only suitable for hardy youngsters over the age of nine.

WHY? A spine-chilling, thought-provoking night out for the family

Studio
£12, £10 Supporters

@dingfoundation
@nordenfarm

The Ding Foundation website

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Acrylics: Townscapes - Expressive & Loose

Led by Karen Carter

Using townscapes as our inspiration we will create a mixed media quirky stylized image using simple printing with polystyrene blocks combined with acrylic painting, collage & drawn elements that can be done on both paper and fabric.

A fun experimental approach suitable for everyone.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches of towns/buildings as starting points
  • Drawing pencils, rubber, scissors,
  • Variety of brushes (soft/bristle)
  • Acrylic paints (please include primaries in your selection)
  • Watercolour paper/calico if you want to work on fabric
  • 2 water jars, mixing palette, kitchen roll

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 20 Oct
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials fee

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Victoria and Abdul (PG)

Dir: Stephen Frears 2017 | Run time tbc

The true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) remarkable rule. Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. The two forge a devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle attempt to destroy.

WHY? The latest film from Stephen Frears - director of The Queen, Philomena and Florence Foster Jenkins

£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.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tuesday 31 October at 11am is 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 a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Ellie Taylor: This Guy

Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival season and 2016 tour, Ellie presents an unmissable new stand-up show discussing whether or not she should breed.

Ellie has starred on BBC1's Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats and BBC Radio 4's The Now Show presents.

WHY? 'Radiates charisma... blessed with great flair' The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@EllieJaneTaylor
@nordenfarm

Ellie Taylor's website

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Jim Mullen (guitar)

Winner of multiple British Jazz Awards Jim is known internationally for his great swinging, soulful style.

He was also one half of the pioneering jazz funk band Morrissey-Mullen. He is supported by one of Ronnie Scott's favourite rhythm sections: Robin Aspland (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? Sublime jazz in an intimate Studio club style setting – the Ronnie Scott’s of Maidenhead!

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

@jimmullenjazz
@nordenfarm

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The Vinyl Frontier: Tubular Bells vs Oxygene

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Britain vs France in our first ever instrumental duel. 1973 vs 1976. Tubular Bells, the record that provided the foundation for an entertainment empire is up against the breakthrough electronic LP of the 70s. The audience will decide which one is the best on the night.

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and on a fabulous hi-fi!

Studio
£8

@TheVinylFrontier
@nordenfarm
 
The Vinyl Frontier website

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Viva Neil Diamond

Bob Drury's highly acclaimed one-man show returns with all the hits.

Expect Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, I'm a Believer, Red Red Wine, Sweet Caroline and some lesser known songs that will become your favourites by the end of the evening.

WHY? An absolute 'must see' for any Neil Diamond fans!

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Viva Neil Diamond website

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Hairy Maclary & Friends

Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy...

Based on the books by Lynley Dodd and featuring many of the characters including Hercules Morse, as big as a Horse; Bottomley Potts, covered in spots; Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum; and Scarface Claw – the toughest tomcat in town. With music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for the whole family.

Age guidance 2+ years.

WHY? ‘Hairy Maclary was fab, my nearly 3 year old practically levitated in excitement’ Mumsnet

Courtyard Theatre | Run time 60 mins

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

@Nroomproduction
@nordenfarm

Nonsense Room Productions website

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!

Please see below for full listings.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Family Concertini: Spooky Music with the Willshire Piano Duo

Relaxed live music concerts for all ages. Back by popular demand the Willshire Piano duo perform a wonderful transcription of the famed orchestral piece Scheherazade for one piano four hands.

Inspired by the Arabian Nights folk tale, Scheherazade tells the story of a young bride who, in efforts of sparing her own life, entertains a vengeful king with 1001 nights of storytelling. The programme will also include Danse Macabre by Camille Saint Saens.

WHY? Come in costume up or grab something from our dressing up box before the concert!

Studio | Run time 50 mins

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

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Captain Underpants (U)

Dir: David Soren 2017 | 89 mins

Based on the bestselling book series. George and Harold are overly imaginative pranksters. The pair hypnotize their formidable school principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic and clueless superhero named Captain Underpants.

WHY? ‘A delightful surprise. It’s a celebration of friendship, of the boundless creativity of children’s minds’ ★★★★ The Guardian

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

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The Jungle Bunch (cert tbc)

Dir: David Alaux, Eric Tosti 2017 | Run time tbc

Maurice may look like a penguin - but he's a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he's the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle. But Igor, the koala has other plans.

WHY? Join Maurice and The Jungle Bunch on an action packed animated adventure

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

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Bookstory

This is the story of some books. Some books who live in a library. But this is no ordinary library. This library belongs to Brian. It’s a wonderful, magical place where the books like to flutter their pages and let their shelves go…

The latest show from Monstro Theatre, pioneers of the Puppet Musical. This tour is presented by house.

Age guidance 5+ years.

WHY? This is a show that brings books to life for all children and their grown-ups

Studio | Run time 60 mins

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

@monstrotheatre
@nordenfarm

Monstro Theatre's website

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Ascot Brass

Maidenhead Music Society is proud to present a distinguished brass band to showcase its distinct repertoire.

Ascot Brass formed in 2001 with the full range of brass instruments. The band will perform a varied programme of traditional and contemporary works for brass band to include music from the classics, films and shows.

WHY? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear an important part of Britain’s musical heritage!

Courtyard Theatre
£15, £10 MMS members (£5 under 18s, free with an adult)

@MaidenheadMusSo
@nordenfarm

Maidenhead Music Society website
Ascot Brass website

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The Dovetail Trio

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage.

This collaboration combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn.

The Dovetail Trio’s debut album Wing of Evening was released in September 2015 on RootBeat Records. The album has been well received with 4 star reviews from the Telegraph, R2 and Songlines and national radio play on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. The album features a number of unusual versions of traditional English songs alongside an American folk story, a traditional Scottish whaling song and even a French/Canadian tune set. Tight vocal harmonies and skilled musicianship make this an exciting debut album.

WHY? 'A combination of richly rounded accented vocals, skin-tight harmonies and sparse yet polished instrumentation' FolkWords

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@TheDovetailTrio
@nordenfarm

The Dovetail Trio Wesbite

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this summer holidays.

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

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child


Tues 25 Jul - Fish and Jellyfish
Wed 26 Jul - Beach Hut and Bucket & Spade
Thur 27 Jul - Lobster and Starfish
Fri 28 Jul - Sailing Boats and Seagull
Sat 29 Jul - Make a pressed flower / leaf clay hanging decoration

Mon 31 Jul - Journey Sticks
Tues 1 Aug - Decorate a Glass Jar Lantern
Wed 2 Aug - Decorate your own summer holiday diary
Thur 3 Aug - Bug hotel
Fri 4 Aug - Pirate Hats and Parrots

Mon 7 Aug - Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
Tues 8 Aug - Pirate Hats and Parrots
Wed 9 Aug - Space Rocket and Aliens – with glow in the dark stickers
Thur 10 Aug - Puppet making from spoons and cups
Fri 11 Aug - Crown making and invitation decorating
Sat 12 Aug - Decorate your own tote bag

Mon 14 Aug - Sponge painting
Tues 15 Aug - Crab and Clay Seahorse
Wed 16 Aug - Sea Monster Sock Puppet and Sea Cave
Thur 17 Aug - Sun Catcher and Clay Sun
Fri 18 Aug - Shell Candle Decoration and Beach Sign
Sat 19 Aug - Pirate Boats

Mon 21 Aug - Car Building
Tues 22 Aug - Beach with Umbrella and Keyring
Wed 23 Aug - Sunglasses and Sun Visor
Thur 24 Aug - Shark and Fishing Game
Fri 25 Aug - Sailing Boat and Seagull
Sat 26 Aug - Mosaic Initial and frame


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Wind in the Willows

Join Mole and Ratty on their adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr Toad.

From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved river bank to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood. A beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much loved classic. With handmade puppets, props and costume, and a charming original score.

Age guidance 6+ years.

WHY? ‘They are wonderful’ The Times

Courtyard Theatre | Run time 60 mins

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

@boxtalesoup
@nordenfarm

Box Tale Soup website

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Movie Wars! Freddy vs Michael

Vote for your favourite bogeyman in a battle of the creature features!

The Wes Craven classic Nightmare on Elm Street takes on John Carpenter's seminal Halloween in a seasonal face off at the Farm! Will Freddy or Michael rule Halloween? Hear the arguments, vote for the movie you want to see, then sit back and prepare to scream!

WHY? Only YOU can decide who rules the night...

Studio
£8

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Dance Workshops - Magical Musicals & Movies

Led by Julie Antonsen

Energetic, but fun, dance workshop is designed to teach routines (including Jive, Waltz, Disco) from Line Dancing and FitSteps. All to a soundtrack of music from the Musicals and Movies including Grease, Footloose, Dirty Dancing.

Sat 28 Oct
2pm – 5pm
£15

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Montgomery Holloway Music Trust 21st Anniversary Concert

The Montgomery Holloway Music Trust is celebrating its 21st Anniversary with a special concert.

The evening will include a tribute to fellow co-founder of the Trust the late great Marion Montgomery. Laurie and his Trio will be joined on stage by his newly formed Laurie Holloway Chamber Orchestra, invited past students and several stars have indicated interest.

WHY? Book early to avoid disappointment!

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@mhmtuk
@nordenfarm

Montgomery Holloway Music Trust website

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Love Is The Sweetest Thing - Celebrating Al Bowlly

Al Bowlly is celebrated as one of the greatest popular singers of all time.

Singer and pianist Michael Law tells his remarkable life story. A show packed with anecdotes and fascinating secrets. Expect all of Al’s hits including The Very Thought of You, Love is the Sweetest Thing, You're Driving Me Crazy, Who am I?, Midnight, The Stars and You and Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

WHY? From the ever popular Michael Law, leader of the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra

Studio
£14

@PiccadillyDance
@nordenfarm

Michael Law's website

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ROH Live: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

An encore screening featuring a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognisable characters - from the highly strung Queen of Hearts to a playing card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter.

WHY? The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment

£15

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (PG)

Dir: Steven Spielberg 1977 | 137 mins

Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) encounters a UFO on a deserted road whilst investigating a power outage. He becomes increasingly obsessed following his experience. As Roy distances himself from his wife and children, he is drawn ever closer towards parallel investigations being conducted by scientists and the military.

WHY? Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic, a must see for fans of Netflix series Stranger Things

£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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Urban vs Countryside

An exhibition on the theme of Urban vs Countryside.

Depicting a variety of scenes of animals and countryside views, juxtaposed against images of the urban landscape. Immerse yourself in the buzz of the city or escape to the tranquil countryside.

In association with Oberon Art.

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Joan

Presented by Milk, in association with Derby Theatre.

Written by Lucy J Skillbeck.

What happens when a disguise soon becomes something a lot more real and you have to fight for who you really are? An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, Joan is a refreshing look at Joan of Arc – history’s greatest underdog.

The latest daring fusion of lyrical new writing and anarchic cabaret from the multi-award winning Milk Presents and performed by drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson, Joan takes the stage as a gutsy gender warrior, dragging up as the men she’s defies.

A fearless solo show, with uproarious songs, exploring what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone.

WHY? ‘Defiantly delightful’ ★★★★ The Stage

Studio
£14 (£10 conc)

@milkpresents
@nordenfarm

Milk website

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Kathryn Tickell, David Almond & Amy Thatcher – Tales & Tunes

Kathryn is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, educator, performer and successful recording artist.

In 2015 she was awarded the OBE for services to folk music. Kathryn combines with storyteller David Almond and accordionist and clog dancer Amy Thatcher to bring a memorable evening of irrepressible music, stories and songs.

WHY? ‘I can’t remember feeling so exhilarated by such a match of music and landscape’ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£19.50

@kathryntickell
@nordenfarm

Kathryn Tickell's website

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Oye Santana

The power… the passion… the perfection

What makes Oye Santana so good? Awesome guitar from Milan ‘Carlos’ Webb, as passionate and exciting as Santana himself. With the band’s infectious good-time feel every track is a fiesta, every performance is a show.

WHY? Expect 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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@OyeSantanaBand
@nordenfarm

Oye Santana website

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Collage, Paint & Print

Led by Karen Carter

We will look at a number of ways to incorporate collage, simple printing and stencilling into an acrylic painting. We will create an interesting background to work on combined with drawn and painted elements, to make a multi-layered piece of work.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches/still life props as starting points
  • Drawing pencils, rubber, scissors,
  • Variety of brushes (soft/bristle)
  • Acrylic paints (please include primaries in your selection)
  • Heavy watercolour paper
  • 2 water jars, mixing palette, kitchen roll

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 3 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials fee

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Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

Sofie Hagen is unquestionably one of the most talked about comics of the moment.

A modern legend in her native Denmark, she burst onto the British scene by winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival 2015; her 2016 follow-up, Shimmer Shatter, was a second total sell out.

She’s spoken to millions as former host of Guilty Feminist and current host of Made of Human podcasts, and appeared on The One Show, The Now Show and Live From The BBC.

This, her biggest national tour to date, is a brand new show packed with brilliant, offbeat observation, passionate argument, and jokes. Also: one parable.

Age guidance: 14+ years

WHY? ‘Consistently funny, personal, and a slyly powerful show’ Chortle

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@SofieHagen
@nordenfarm

Sofie Hagen's website

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Sherlock Holmes and The Crimson Cobbles

Holmes and Watson are called upon to investigate the Whitechapel murders that are sending shockwaves through London. But when the evidence points to only one possible and inconceivable conclusion about the identity of Jack the Ripper, is our super sleuth prepared to believe the unbelievable?

Suitable for ages 12+ years.

WHY? This witty, laugh-a-minute pastiche of Conan Doyle’s investigative pair is a fast paced, physical and raucous night out

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@ChippyOnTour
@nordenfarm

Chipping Norton Theatre website

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Oil Pastel: Colour Discord & Harmony

Led by Jo Hall

Red against green or yellow against purple gives a wild effect. We will create a ‘Fauve’ painting harnessing discordant colours, inspired by the landscapes and portraits of Derain and Matisse.

Sat 4 Nov
10am – 3pm
£38

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Too Darn Hot

  •   4 Nov SOLD OUT
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Phil Wang

Phil is a 27-year old stand-up comedian on his first tour of the UK.

He has appeared on Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and Would I Lie To You? He is very excited to be performing here, in [INSERT TOWN NAME] - a place he often calls his second home.

WHY? ‘Certain belly laughs’ ★★★★ Sunday Times

Studio
£12

@PhilNWang
@nordenfarm

Phil Wang's website

  •   4 Nov SOLD OUT
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Hey Ram Nathuram - A Marathi Natak

After performing 927 shows in India bringing the show to London for the first time ever in the history.

Sharad Ponkshe who is playing the lead character of Nathuram brilliantly unveils different shades of Nathuram with his versatile acting. Vivek Joshi, Jayant Ghate, Hemant Donkar and other artists with their commendable acting skills have given their inputs to make the play more impactful.

The continuation of ‘Hey Ram’ with three dots (Hey Ram…Nathuram!) also has a deep meaning which is revealed in the play by logical questions.
The simple, minimalistic yet visually effective set-up adds up more to establish the realistic aspects of the play.
The effective dialogues which solely communicate and connect every viewer’s heart are impressive. The symbolic dialogues with the simplicity in language uphold the entire play. The remarkable monologue in the court set-up being the crucial part of the play is brilliantly delivered by Sharad Ponkshe. With its effective dialogues, the monologue will melt your heart and lead goose bumps on your hands.

Not compromising with the technical aspects, the sound effects by Rahul Ranade in the symbolic drama is not less than the cinema's sound designing.

With the sole aim to spread Nathuram's thoughts and point of view without portraying him as a hero, the play is running in various theaters across Mumbai. With its perfect dialogue delivery, incredible acting and realistic set, you will step out of the theater with a completely different perception!

Slough Mitra Mandal Website

This performance will be in Marathi.

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Line Dancing Improvers - Autumn

Led by Julie Antonsen

Line Dancing is a mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing style. We use a variety of music to accompany these styles such as Shania Twain and Keith Urban (country) to Rebecca Ferguson and Megan Trainer (pop) with everything in between.

No partner necessary.

Autumn
Sun 10 Sept – 29 Oct (exc 17 Sept, 22 Oct)
Sun 5 Nov – 10 Dec
7.30pm – 8.30pm
£7 per class or £42 per 6 week course

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Collage: Found & Prepared Papers, Ink, Watercolour or Gouache

Led by Jo Hall

In six weeks, you will reference collage works by three famous artists; Matisse, John Piper and Max Ernst. Make collage compositions using similar techniques, spending two sessions on each.

Tues 7 Nov - 12 Dec
10am – 1pm
£99 per 6 week course or £18 per class

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, set against the backdrop of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, is a mind-bending situation comedy. It follows two minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, as they stumble their way in and out of the action.

Tom Stoppard’s iconic drama sees the pair engage in an ongoing philosophical debate about free will versus predestination, each trying to prove absurd positions through misbegotten experiments. Half a century after its premiere on the Old Vic stage, Maidenhead Drama Guild present a modern, fully immersive version in the round.

WHY? This production is full of slapstick comedy, physical theatre and Stoppard’s wonderful wry humour

This amateur production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd.

Studio
£13 (£11 conc)

@maidenheaddg
@nordenfarm

Maidenhead Drama Guild website

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Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Austentatious are saddling the horses for a Grand Tour of the United Kingdom!

Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.

Austentatious are fresh from six sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a monthly residency in London’s Leicester Square and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s death. Now their show will be appearing at two dozen theatres across the country to entertain and astonish audiences in equal measure.

Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark, and no two shows are ever the same. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a Regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and diehard fans alike.

WHY? ★★★★★ The Times | ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ Scotsman

Line-up varies. Each show stars 5-6 members of the cast.

Age guidance 12+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@AustenImpro
@nordenfarm

Austentatious website

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Reduction Linoprinting

Led by Karen Carter

A two-week workshop designed to demystify the process of reduction lino-printing. There will be step-by-step demos covering initial planning and design, through cutting the plate to registration, inking and printing. Lots of individual help to ensure everyone goes home with a completed set of prints.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches as starting points (tutor will also have some images you can work from)
  • Drawing pencils, rubber, scissors,
  • Sketching paper for test prints
  • Kitchen roll/baby wipes
  • If you have your own lino cutting tools and rollers please feel free to bring them, however, the tutor will have all the necessary equipment for you to borrow during the workshop.

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 10 and 17 Nov (2 day workshop)
10.30am – 3.30pm
£76 | £8 materials fee

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Danny Bhoy: Make Something Great Again

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy embarks on his maiden tour of his brand new show.

Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically acclaimed comedian who regularly sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational storytelling.

WHY? 'This is a show you could see time and time again. Exceptional' The Sunday Mail

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@officialbhoy
@nordenfarm

Danny Bhoy website

  •  10 Nov SOLD OUT
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Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

Jan Ravens is set to delight audiences with her spot on impressions and political stamp on the world as she takes to the road with her brand new tour.

Difficult Woman reflects the current political climate and the huge part women have to play in it with views on Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson, and also lots of people who aren't Scottish.

The star of BBC Radio 4's Dead Ringers, where favourites include Theresa May, Diane Abbott, Lyse Doucet and Fiona Bruce, Jan has been seen on, and contributed across the satirical spectrum on shows such as Newsnight, The Daily Politics, Mock the Week, QI, Question Time, Today and PM.

WHY? ‘Modern, topical, with a fresh satirical twist’ The Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@thatjanravens
@nordenfarm

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

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

£3 per person (45 mins)

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Jitterbug Sundays 2

Led by John and Debra Scanlon (of RockinRhythm)

Become a Jitterbug – fun, sociable, great for body and mind. Vintage dancing to Rhythm & Blues music. Beginners are welcome.

Bring a partner or come alone.

Autumn
Sun 10 Sept and 12 Nov
2.30pm – 5.30pm
£15 per person, per class or £25 for a couple, per class

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NT Live: Follies

A live screening of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical, staged for the first time at the National Theatre.

Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

WHY? Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production.

£15

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Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

This Norwich based folk/Americana trio weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies.

Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and selfpenned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home.

WHY? ‘It’s lovely stuff’ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Studio
£14

@apdnorwich
@nordenfarm

Alden, Patterson and Dashwood's website

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ELO Again

British Rock group ELO epitomised the 70s with their unique symphonic rock style. ELO Again recreate the sound and accurately perform the classics.

WHY? Expect pop masterpieces including Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Turn to Stone, Sweet Talking Woman, Shine A Little Love, Hold On Tight, Confusion, Evil Woman, Telephone Line and Don’t Bring Me Down

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

ELO Again's website

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Making Workshops

Get ready to join the parade!

Weave and decorate willow to create lanterns inspired by the animal world.

Workshops take place throughout November and December:

Norden Farm | Sun 19 Nov, Sun 26 Nov, Sun 3 Dec | 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Maidenhead Town Centre | Sat 18 Nov, Sat 25 Nov, Sat 2 Dec | 10am – 4pm (drop in)

Last Chance Workshop | Maidenhead Library | Sat 9 Dec | 11am – 2pm (drop in)


Lanterns created at these family workshops will be illuminated at Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 9 December.

Suitable for all ages and all the family.

£4 per person. (Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop – including supervising adults)


Other dates for your diary!

Lantern Parade

Sat 9 Dec | Outside Maidenhead Town Hall | Free event!

• 4.30pm – Live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra – the Kings of Bhangra!
• 5pm – Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall
• 5.45pm – 6.15pm – Live music and entertainment continues

The After Party

Thur 14 Dec | Norden Farm | Free event!

A chance to share photos, videos and chat about the event.
Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!

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Artisan Fair

The 18th century Long Barn provides the perfect backdrop to pick up a unique Christmas gift.

Browse stalls from local sellers showcasing handmade wares.

WHY? The Café Bar is open all day, and will be serving mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas flavoured coffee

11am - 4pm | Entry is Free

  •  18 Nov FREE
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Simon Goodall & The Bourne Again Shadows

Reproducing the authentic sounds of Cliff and The Shadows in the sixties.

The most authentic Cliff and the Shadows tribute act in the UK. Simon’s ability to catch the characteristics of Cliff’s voice is second to none (even Sir Cliff himself has said so), while the Bourne Again Shadows sound is hard to distinguish from the original Shadows’ recordings.

WHY? Featuring all the classic Cliff numbers including Summer Holiday and Living Doll, alongside Shadows’ hits such as Apache, Kontiki and Wonderful Land

Courtyard Theatre
£15

The Bourne Again Shadow's website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Black Star by David Bowie

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Bowie’s 25th and final studio LP. Recorded in secret in New York with local jazz musicians, it was Bowie’s parting gift to his fans, released two days before he passed away. Containing hidden secrets and messages, come and discover what greatness sounds like.

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and on a fabulous hi-fi!

Studio
£8

@TheVinylFrontier
@nordenfarm
 
The Vinyl Frontier website

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George Egg: DIY Chef

Award winning comedian George Egg (the ‘Anarchist Cook’) returns with a brand new show demonstrating more live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy.

George’s family have banished him to the shed. But he simply has to keep cooking and his unstoppable urge to be creative means inventive solutions and some seriously tasty food. Expect power tools, gardening equipment and office supplies to be abused and re-purposed!

WHY? ‘Hugely entertaining’ The Guardian

Studio
£14, £12 Supporters

@georgeegg
@nordenfarm

George Egg's website

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Pip

A film by Phoebe Nightingale and William Webb.

A pregnant woman reminisces on her childhood and wonders how she will bring up her own children without her late mother's guidance. Pip explores the space between motherhood and motherlessness, through the analogy of an orange tree.

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Floristry Night School: Christmas Wreath Making

Led by Louise Temple

Learn from a professional florist how to make your very own festive door wreath out of fresh materials.

Tues 21 Nov and 5 Dec
7pm – 9pm
£35 plus £5 materials fee

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An Evening with an Immigrant

Written and performed by Inua Ellams

Produced by Fuel
Presented by house

Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, award winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams will tell his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story. Tales of escaping fundamentalist Islam in Nigeria, performing solo shows at the National Theatre and drinking wine with the Queen of England. All the while without a country to belong to or a place to call home.

WHY? ‘Such wonderfully generous company to keep on stage’ Metro

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@InuaEllams
@nordenfarm

Inua Ellams website

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Mawkin

With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals, Mawkin modernise traditional folk material with their own touch.

The line up features brothers David Delarre (vocals, guitar) and James Delarre (vocals, violin), Nick Cooke (melodeon), Danny Crump (bass) and Lee Richardson (drums). The band have supported Bellowhead on their farewell tour amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates.

WHY? ‘A Gutsy re-working of Traditional Songs’ The Guardian

Studio
£14

@therealmawkin
@nordenfarm

Mawkin website

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Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Vaudevillians

After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway run, an Australian tour and a sell-out run at Soho Theatre, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon presents The Vaudevillians, a bawdy, rowdy musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales.

Throughout the 1920’s husband and wife performers Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured the United States as The Vaudevillians, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. One day, while touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow – instantly freezing them alive.

But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed. It’s a vintage cabaret with a twist of drag.

Suitable for 16+ years.

WHY? ‘The laughs are jam-packed and the musicianship is flawless.’ Time Out Melbourne

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50

@JinkxMonsoon
@nordenfarm

Jinkx Monsoon Website

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Printing for Christmas - Cards & Decorations

Led by Karen Carter

Discover the wonderful world of printing on fabric, paper and card using high-density foam & polystyrene. We will be working with paper, calico, beads, buttons & dimensional paints to produce prints suitable for cards, decorations and fabric things!

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 24 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £5 materials fee.

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Peter King (alto sax)

The international icon Peter King is one of the greatest ever jazz saxophonists. Forming a sax duet on the night, the challenger is the extraordinary multi-reedist Simon Allen. Supported by one of the acknowledged best rhythm sections in the UK: Alex Hutton (piano), Arnie Somogyi (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? A rare treat for all devotees of this consummate musician to hear his jazz sets of exceptional quality in this intimate club style setting

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Peter King website

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Miki

Miki, Polar Bear and Penguin live in a very far away place. It’s an icy world where nothing ever grows. One midwinter eve, they make a wish and Miki embarks on a magical adventure in search of a star...

Based on the book by Stephen Mackey, Miki is an inspiring story about friendship, courage and adventure. It features amazing underwater creatures, enchanting music and extraordinary puppetry.

'Young audiences alternate between giggling with delight and total transfixion' The Stage

This hit show returns to the Courtyard Theatre stage after its debut at Norden Farm in 2011. Miki is created by Slot Machine, the company that have previously brought hit Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Kipper's Snowy Day to our stage.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

£13.50 (£11.50 Under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £46

Earlybird offer: £40 Family & Friends (4 people) ticket if booked before Thursday 31 August

Presented by Norden Farm and Slot Machine.

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Dance Workshops - Back to the 70s and 80s

Led by Julie Antonsen

Dance Line Dance and FitSteps (including quickstep, tango and disco routines) to a soundtrack of 70s and 80s music such as Earth, Wind and Fire, Abba, Madonna and Wham!

Sat 25 Nov
2pm – 5pm
£15

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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 at this Summer's event, please email: jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

WHY? This is a hugely popular event so register your interest early if you would like to perform!

Studio
£8

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Mindfulness for Families

Led by Lynne Wilkes

Take time to be with yourself and your family. Learn to be in the moment, quieten the mind and settle the body with different strategies and becoming aware of all your senses.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

Sun 26 Nov
11am – 12pm
Family and Friends (up to 4 people) £15

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The Behn String Quartet

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Haydn Opus 63 no. 5
Mendelssohn Opus 44 no. 2
Debussy String quartet

This new young string quartet won the prestigious Amadeus prize in 2016 and has played across the UK and internationally.

WHY? Come and hear three great works of the quartet repertoire played by four young women from four different countries

Courtyard Theatre
£15, £10 MMS members (£5 under 18s, free with an adult)


@MaidenheadMusSo
@behnquartet
@nordenfarm

Maidenhead Music Society website
The Behn String Quartet website

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The Real Thing

Multi-million selling soul band The Real Thing are ready to give their much loved disco inspired hits a new lease of life with an extensive UK tour.

Featuring the group’s three original vocalists Eddie Amoo, Chris Amoo and Dave Smith, along with their 5-piece band, the trio deliver a funky in your face show with a strong retro flavour with the band’s classic songs mixed with contemporary grooves.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut hit single You to Me Are Everything, the Liverpool based trio boast three million selling hit singles including Can’t Get by Without You, Whenever You Want My Love and Can You Feel the Force, making them the UK’s best-selling groups of the late 70s.

WHY? Hear all the hits plus some fantastic covers such as Ladies Night, Celebration, Good Times, and Ain’t no Stopping Us Now

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

@eddychrisdave
@nordenfarm

The Real Thing Website

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Oil Pastel: As a Resist with Ink and Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall

Inspired by the works of John Piper we will draw with oil pastel and waterproof ink before washing watercolour or gouache across the work and watching the pastel break through.

Sat 2 Dec
10am – 3pm
£38

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Dire Streets

Capturing the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time.

Fronted by finger picking guitar ace John Brunsdon, Dire Streets are known for their attention to detail and musicianship. They are joined by special guest Steve Wiltshire on saxophone and flute.

WHY? With tracks from early classics like Sultans of Swing and Lady Writer, through to the hits of the 80s and Brothers in Arms

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@direstreetstrib
@nordenfarm

Dire Streets website

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Miki Exhibition

An exhibition of entries from our art competition for local children, inspired by our Christmas show Miki.

Keep an eye on our website for details about how you can enter.

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ROH Live: The Nutcracker

Live screening from the Royal Opera House (Tuesday).

With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, The Nutcracker is the perfect Christmas entertainment.

WHY? Featuring Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music - the most recognisable of all ballet scores

£15

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Jo Harman

Soul, blues, gospel and Beatles-worthy pop. These are the core ingredients of singer Jo Harman’s latest album People We Become. Produced and recorded at Nashville’s famed Sound Emporium Studio, it has seen her narrow her focus to the building blocks of ageless music - from powerful melodies to organic, natural-sounding arrangements.

WHY? Jo has racked up more than half-a-dozen nominations from the British Blues Awards

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@jo_harman
@nordenfarm

Jo Harman's website

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The Small Fakers

A tribute to The Small Faces and the hits that kept 1960s London swinging.

The line up features Maidenhead's own Matt Bond as Steve Marriott and Dan Taylor as Kenney Jones. They perform the smash hits All Or Nothing, Lazy Sunday, Itchycoo Park and Sha La La La Lee as well as lots of fan favourites and selected tracks from the 1968 LP Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake.

WHY? The UK's only Small Faces tribute band

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@thesmallfakers
@nordenfarm

Small Fakers website

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The Carnival of the Animals - Maidenhead's Community Lantern Parade

We are excited to bring the annual Community Lantern Parade to Maidenhead town centre on Saturday 9 December.

The event begins with live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra - The Kings of Bhangra outside Maidenhead Town Hall from 4.30pm.

The Lantern Parade is free to attend and suitable for all ages.


What happens when!

  • 4.30pm Live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra

  • 5pm Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall and is led through the streets of the town by 4x4 Bhangra and Beatroots Samba Band

  • 6pm More live music and entertainment

Lanterns are waterproof so the parade will go ahead come rain or snow!

All are welcome at the parade – with or without lanterns. Simply turn up and walk through the town centre with the parade.

If you have made lanterns at one of our workshops, Norden Farm’s Young Volunteers will be on hand to help illuminate the lanterns and guide the parade.


Not taken part before? Or have a question about the Lantern Parade? Take a look at our handy FAQ’s. If you can’t find the answer to your questions, give our Box Office team a call on 01628 788997.

Click here for the Lantern Parade FAQs

Share you photos and videos with us! #nordenfarm


Don't forget the After Party!

Thursday 14 December 2017 from 4.30pm

Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!


  •   9 Dec FREE
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Bye Bye Baby

A celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

This full theatre show covers the journey of the Four Seasons from their beginning to the disco era and the rock and roll hall of fame. Featuring many of the band’s worldwide hits including Beggin', Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby and Sherry.

WHY? Expect thirty-one numbers performed in close 4-part harmony, with slick choreography and that instantly recognisable falsetto

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@ByeByeBabyLive
@nordenfarm

Bye Bye Baby website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Dark Side of the Moon and Beyond - The Best of Hipgnosis

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Featuring Pink Floyd, Muse, 10cc, T Rex and more (in association with Hypergallery in Henley).

The late Storm Thorgerson, of the Hipgnosis design group, left a legacy of amazing album artwork, from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon to Led Zeppelin, The Police, ELO and more. Emily and Rob from Hypergallery specialise in album print artwork and worked closely with Storm Thorgerson for many years. Together, we'll look at specific LP artwork and play the same albums on the turntable.

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and on a fabulous hi-fi!

Studio
£8

@TheVinylFrontier
@nordenfarm
 
The Vinyl Frontier website

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Family Chocolate Workshop

Led by The Chocolate Factory.

Have fun creating your very own chocolate bar and lollipop with only the best Belgian chocolate! Learn how to mould the chocolate and then decorate your bar and lollipop to make them unique.

(Minimum age 4 years)

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Simon Mayor and Hilary James: A Winter Warmer

Musical charm and humour with a seasonal twist.

Britain’s leading hot-fingered mandolin virtuoso Simon Mayor is joined by silver voiced songstress and mando-bass maestro, Hilary James. Expect a fresh look at some familiar favourites alongside mandolin classics, lively fiddle tunes, beautiful French carols, traditional songs, original settings of poems and the silliest of seasonal sing-alongs.

WHY? ‘A witty and captivating mix of folk, blues, swing and classical showstoppers, spiced with a unique brand of off-beat humour’ The Guardian

Studio
£12

@HilaryJamesUK
@simonmandolin
@nordenfarm

Simon Mayor & Hilary James website

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Charity Christmas Concert in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

A good night out for all the family, with a wide variety of music including big band sounds, songs from the shows and films as well as some Christmas music.

WHY? The annual event is conducted by Peter Ripper

Courtyard Theatre
£8

Maidenhead Concert Band website

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The Lantern Parade After Party!

Join us on Thursday 14 December 2017 to relive the Lantern Parade.

A chance to share photos, videos and chat about the event.

Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!

Share your photos and videos with us, and see them on the big screen with everyone else’s memories.


Were you there? Share your photos and videos with us, and see them on the big screen with everyone else’s memories.

Email your photos and videos to robyn.bunyan@nordenfarm.org

Didn’t get a chance to come along this year? Pop by the After Party and find out what it’s all about! Then make a note in your dairy for 2018!


#nordenfarm / www.facebook.com/nordenfarmcentreforthearts / @nordenfarm

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Floristry Night School: Christmas Table Decorations

Led by Louise Temple

Design and create your very own Christmas candle table decoration to take home and enjoy over the festive period.

Thur 14 Dec
7pm – 9pm
£35 plus £5 materials fee

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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The Horne Section - Christmas Show

What is Christmas all about? It's about telling bad jokes, singing badly, drinking lots and, despite all these, having the best time together.

So who better to spend Christmas with than The Horne Section? In this festive fiesta they will do everything in their power to make your Christmas dreams come true with a night of comedy gold, frankincense frolics and musical myrrh.

WHY? ‘An absolute blast’ ★★★★★ Metro

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@hornesection
@nordenfarm

The Horne Section website

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Christmas Ceilidh

An evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn.

A caller will guide you through dances while ceilidh band Nedron’s Jig provide the live music.

WHY? A perfect social event for Christmas parties

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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Bessie Smith: Empress of the Blues

Bessie Smith was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the ‘Empress of the Blues’, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s.

Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her blues troupe perform to a narrated show, featuring music and songs from that era alongside Bessie's work.

WHY? Chronicling Bessie’s life from a one room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, to becoming the highest paid black entertainer of the time

Studio
£14

@titus_julia
@nordenfarm

Julia Titus website

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Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night

Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is known for his legendary stand up performances.

Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, expect a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. Omid has recently starred in BBC1’s Dickensian, Sky1’s Lucky Man and BBC4’s Going Forward with Jo Brand.

WHY? ‘Belly laughs with a subtle blend of mainstream gags and subversive twinkle’ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£24

@omid9
@nordenfarm

Liza Pulman's website

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The Albion Christmas Band

An evening of traditional English Christmas music, songs and celebration.

Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band), Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings. Expect a collection of new material alongside seasonal favourites including carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance.

WHY? ‘The perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@albionxmas
@nordenfarm

Albion Band's website

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Tina May (vocalist)

Truly ‘The Lady of Jazz’, with a stunning range and repertoire ideally suited to the intimate club-style setting of Jazz in the Studio at Norden Farm.

In combination with the remarkable musicianship of Piers Green (alto and tenor sax), Robin Aspland (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? ‘That great rarity, a singer who enhances a song’ The Observer

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Tina May's website

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New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm

Heck yeah, it’s a hoedown!

Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2018! Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine for foot stomping, rip-roaring, thigh-slapping traditional music and a night of all types of barn dancing. A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Age guidance 12+ years.

WHY? Dust off your cowboy hats, gingham checks or general fancy dress for frolics on the Courtyard Theatre dance floor

Norden Farm
£20 before 31 October, £25 after
Supporters £17 before 31 October, £22 after

@cutashine
@nordenfarm

Cut A Shine website

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New Year's Day Concert

The annual sell out concert returns for a 17th year.

Full programme details to be announced.

WHY? Including works by Handel, Vivaldi and J S Bach

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc), (£5 under 16s)

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The Snowman

An enchanting family friendly concert adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ much-loved story The Snowman.

Performed by Chamberhouse Winds, with narration by Jonathan Butcher. The ensemble will also play a selection of other short fun pieces to introduce the instruments before the story begins.

Suitable for 3+ yrs.

WHY? Stay on afterwards for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 conc), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Stephen K Amos: Bread and Circuses

Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak, so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it?

Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus. Leave your problems behind for the evening in the company of the ‘effusively charming’ Amos and who knows? Maybe the world will seem just a little bit brighter.

After all, when Ancient Rome needed to distract itself from politics, a few solutions were suggested, but none hit the spot quite like the simple idea of giving the people cheap food and plentiful entertainment – ‘panem et circenses’ or ‘bread and circuses’. Our circuses might no longer involve gladiator fights to the death, but the same principle applies. Modern politics is a confusing mess, so no one can blame you for giving it a miss in favour of a night of laughs.

‘Deliciously deft…we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout… you’ll leave the show smiling’ The Times

‘The feel good comedy of a true stand-up legend’ Perth Now

‘Laughs came thick and fast throughout… don’t miss it’ The Age Melbourne

‘A note perfect hour’ ★★★★★ Metro

Age guidance 16+ years.

£17.50

@stephenkamos
@nordenfarm

Stephen K Amos website

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Jonathan Pie: Back To The Studio (work in progress)

Jonathan Pie returns to the stage in early 2018 with a brand new live show following a sell out tour ending at The London Palladium, A show that was described as 'electrifying' Chortle, 'Blistering' Evening standard and 'desperately misjudged’ The Times.

The frustrated News reporter is back and he’s angrier than ever. Pie attempts to host a night of serious discussions on current affairs whilst simultaneously attempting to smash the system from within. Join him for a night of political comedy that soon descends into chaos.

This is political satire at its finest and Pie is ’the Most exciting satirical creation since partridge’ Rory Bremner.

Age guidance 16+ years.

£15

@JonathanPieNews
@nordenfarm

Jonathan Pie website

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Pop Up Bowie

Paul Anthony has amazed and entertained audiences throughout the nation.

Accompanied by a full band, he performs 2 hours of Bowie’s biggest hits. Experience the masterpieces that made the late, great David Bowie the immortal legend he is today.

Experience the magic of Bowie’s music live with thrilling artistry, a theatrical performance that honours the revolutionary icon himself in the most respectful of ways.

WHY? Paul Anthony was voted the UK’s No 1 David Bowie Tribute Act at the National Tribute Awards 2016

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Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I?

The star of Not the Nine o'clock News, Smith & Jones and Three Men In A Boat.

Griff as he airs stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies – from forty years of travelling – down rivers and up mountains, into Africa, out of India, and across the arid wastes of the BBC canteen. It's a career, if you mean bouncing chaotically downhill without a map.

WHY? ‘Great comedy’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Mark Watson: MW

After more than 100 dates on the road in 2016 with his best-reviewed show to date, 'I'm Not Here', and a similarly marathon effort with the previous tour, Mark Watson is amazed to find there are STILL some areas of the country he's not visited much, and some towns that have been neglected altogether.

It's hard to be everywhere at once, so he's narrowed it down to a sensible plan: for the next tour, Watson will only visit places beginning with M or W, his initials - as they've already shown a commitment by having those names in the first place. A few of these will be favourite old haunts like Winchester or Manchester, but quite a few of them are the result of Googling and quite a number are so remote that we won't know they definitely exist until we get there. Also, some aren't actually towns so much as trains (from Marylebone to Wycombe), or ferries (across the Mersey), or a helicopter museum (in the double-point-scoring Middle Wallop).

The material will be a mixture of the classic and the never-before-seen. And in some cases a fair bit of it will be about being on a train.

@watsoncomedian
@nordenfarm

Mark Watson website

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Iain Stirling - U OK Hun? X

BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling is back after a summer narrating smash hit Love Island (ITV2) and now you can see his actual face on his brand new tour!

Join the ‘star of comedy’ (The i) as he explores dinner party etiquette, feminism and the pressures on a generation brought up in a world of instant gratification. How has modern living affected our ability to find long term happiness? Can social media ever reflect real life? And why is the floor lava?

A firm Edinburgh Fringe favourite, Iain has sold out the festival an impressive five times to date. Currently on our screens as the host of ITV2’s newest hit gameshow CelebAbility, Iain’s intuitive razor-sharp humour has previously been seen on Virtually Famous (E4), Drunk History and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (both Comedy Central), Russell Howard's Good News and Sweat the Small Stuff (both BBC Three) and Fake Reaction and Safe Word (both ITV2).

'Provides an intriguing twentysomething perspective on the current state of his nation'
The Guardian

'Possesses all the born-with-it-or-you’re-not-qualities associated with the world’s leading comics' The List

@IainDoesJokes
@nordenfarm

Iain's Website

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Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles

Lucy Porter’s brand new stand-up tour.

In these combative times, it's easy to be irritated, offended or downright enraged by other people. How do we know which causes are worth fighting for? Lucy uses her hilarious experiences to help you decide.
Lucy's recent TV and radio appearances include: QI, Insert Name Here, Alan Davies' As Yet Untitled, Room 101, News Quiz, The Now Show.
Suitable for ages 16+ years.

WHY? 'Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… Genuinely delightful' The Telegraph
'A treat from start to finish' The Herald
'Rich with fine routines… an endearing hour' The Guardian

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Alun Cochrane

Grumpy-joyful, silly-serious stand up.

Jokes, ideas and (possibly) movement will all be deployed for your amusement during this show. As seen on blah blah and blah, and heard on various funny radio shows.

WHY? ‘A master storyteller, holding the audience before dropping an exploding but simple punchline’ Metro

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Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger

The majestic mountain moose in a tiger striped onesie brings his thrilling new show to Maidenhead.

Find yourself a comfy lap and settle in for an evening of hilarity with Canada's furriest friend. He disgorges all your favourite spittle impregnated cultural furballs (such as why the hell do your coffee shops close at 6pm!!!?? You don't even like coffee!? This isn't your call to make!!) onto your favourite comfy tea-sipping slippers.

Expect a raucous evening of post-scratchin' and kickin' litter aboot the hoose while Campbell tickles chins. No rabbits, mice or children and please be kind to our neighbours by not crapping in their gardens on the way home!

WHY? ‘A fantastic yarn weaver, with charming tales of his travels and hugely funny observations’ Time Out

about 2 hours ago 'Charlize Theron excels as an action lead in this cold war spy story' ★★★★ The Guardian A blistering blend of sleek action and dazzling style - don't miss screenings of Atomic Blonde this Saturday 13 September 8pm and Sunday 24 September 2pm.

about 4 hours ago Bilimankhwe Arts bring their magical production of Shakespeare's The Tempest to Maidenhead on Tuesday 3 October at 7.30pm. The show features stunning contemporary African choreography from Shyne Phiri, with an original soundtrack which samples traditional Malawian music. Get a taste of what's in store from these powerful rehearsal shots!

about 10 hours ago Next Sunday 1 October we are joined by California based folk band Rainbow Girls. The trio bring their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting and soulful, bluesy sound to our intimate Studio space. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/rainbow-girls

about 10 hours ago RT @petefirman: A week today I'll be in #Maidenhead at @nordenfarm with my show. Tickets - https://t.co/7DJEppuQvV Here's a sample https:/…

1 day ago Looking for your movie fix this weekend? We have two very different, but equally acclaimed, films for you to enjoy! Charlize Theron stars in dazzling action thriller Atomic Blonde and catch Rooney Mara in the gorgeous tale of love and loss - A Ghost Story. Click here for more info --> http://bit.ly/NordenFilm

1 day ago Music, movies, magic and more! - https://t.co/FOnABWcwHM

1 day ago RT @DingFoundation: #WildLife A feast for the senses &amp; mind! Can our inner wild instincts sit alongside the demands of modern life? https:…

2 days ago Next Thursday 28 September we welcome Kala Chethena Kathakali back to Maidenhead with their breathtaking show Kathakali! Colourful costumes and three dimensional make up magically transform the actors into gods, kings, devils and princesses - telling universal stories from the Hindu epics.

2 days ago RT @muddyberkshire: This is your social life calling: out you go @WatermillTh @Thehexagon @CornExchange @nordenfarm https://t.co/7wbqnRDHow…

2 days ago RT @DingFoundation: Bored of your home and work routine? Let us take you to an altogether different world #WildLife https://t.co/zhhbJ8iTcD…

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