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Neel Bakhle: I Hear You're Here

Tuesday 16 May – Sunday 11 June

Neel Bakhle's second show at Norden Farm continues his exploration of the ‘evaporated form’ or illusional space. In his new work Bakhle returns to the substance of mixed materials, using a sculptural flatness to elude somehow to a screen of lost physical space, isolated in each of its discoveries, more like an awoken thought, than depiction of the place itself.

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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.

Spring
Tues 10 Jan - 21 Mar (exc 14 Feb) | 7pm - 8.15pm

Summer
Tues 2 May – 4 Jul (exc 30 May)

7pm – 8.15pm
£75 per 10 week course

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Swing Crazy (May-June): 1930s-Style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon.

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 16 May – 19 Sept (exc 30 May, 1, 8, 29 Aug)
7.30pm – 8.40pm
£7 per class or £30 for block of 5

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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Graduation (15)

Dir: Cristian Mangiu 2016 (Romanian with English subtitles)

Romeo has raised his daughter Eliza with the idea that once she turns 18, she will leave to study abroad in the UK. On the day before her first entrance exam, she is assaulted in an attack that could jeopardise her entire future. A stunningly crafted morality tale.

WHY? Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

Click here to read The Guardian's ★★★★★ review in full.

£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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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.

Tues 9 May – 18 Jul (exc 30 May)
8.30pm – 10pm
£8 per class or £72 for 10 week course

9 May - Stanislavsky and The Method
16 May - Brecht and Epic Theatre
23 May - Advanced Improvisation
6 Jun - Commedia dell’arte and Physical Characterisation
13 Jun - Stage Combat
20 Jun - Voices and Accents
27 Jun - Greek and Roman Theatre and The Chorus
4 Jul - Shakespearean Verse in Action
11 Jul - The Great Theatre Quiz
18 Jul - Acting for Camera

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Jive Cats (May-June): 1950s-Style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon.

Often wished that you could get up and jive in a 1950s-style when you hear that music? Well now you can learn with a couple who have performed and taught together since 1996.

Great fun, excellent for body and mind, our beginner classes can get you on the floor dancing authentic free-style jive to classic Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll.

No previous dance experience – no problem. Bring a partner or come alone. Discover the great social jive scene in the area where you can use you moves, hear live music and practice with new friends.

Tues 16 May – 19 Sept (exc 30 May, 1, 8, 29 Aug)
8.45pm - 10.15pm
£8 per class or £35 for block of 5

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 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 31 May)
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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Free Fire (15)

Dir: Ben Wheatley 2016

1978, Boston. Justine has brokered a meeting between two Irishmen and a gang selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired, a heart stopping game of survival ensues. An electrifying comedy-thriller about an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong.

WHY? Starring Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy and Oscar winner Brie Larson

'Wheatley continues an unbroken run of quality, helped by a great cast and a startlingly effective premise' ★★★★ Empire

Click here to read Empire's review in full.

£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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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.

Spring

Absolute Beginners
22 Mar - 3 May (excl 5 & 12 Apr)
7pm - 8pm


Summer

Absolute Beginners
Wed 10 May – 14 Jun (exc 31 May), 21 Jun – 19 Jul and 26 Jul – 23 August
7pm – 8pm


£36 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Live screening from Stratford-upon-Avon.

Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. He has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra. His passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

WHY? Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty

'[Josette] Simon seems born to play Cleopatra and she gives us a hypnotically mercurial figure' The Guardian

Click here to read The Guardian's review in full.

£15

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Belshazzar's Feast

Paul Sartin (Bellowhead) on oboe, violin, vocals and Paul Hutchinson (Hoover the Dog) on accordion are Belshazzar’s Feast.

The duo start with traditional folk music, add a touch of classical and jazz, throw in a bit of pop and music hall, and top it off with wry humour for a unique live experience. They are breathtaking and wickedly inventive!

WHY? ‘A blend of serious musicianship and dedicated subversion - enjoy the danger’ Living Tradition

Belshazzar's Feast website
@feastie_boys
@Patakas1
@nordenfarm

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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.

Spring
22 Mar - 3 May (exc 5 and 12 April)
8.15pm - 9.15pm

23 Mar - 4 May (exclu 6 & 13 Apr)
7pm – 8pm

Summer
Wed 10 May – 14 Jun (exc 31 May), 21 Jun – 19 Jul and 26 Jul – 23 August
8.15pm – 9.15pm

Thur 11 May – 15 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 22 Jun – 20 Jul and 27 Jul – 24 Aug
7pm – 8pm

£36 per 5 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.

Spring
Sun 8 Jan - 30 Apr (exc 29 Jan and 2, 9, 16 Apr) |11am - 12pm
Thur 12 Jan - 27 Apr (exc 16 Feb and 6, 13 Apr) | 10am - 11am

Summer
Thur 4 May - 24 Aug (exc 10, 17 Aug) | 10am - 11am

£6 per class

For 18+ years.

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Arts Award

Led by Charlie Dixon

From fashion to film-making, dance to design, photography to poetry - explore your creativity while working towards a nationally recognised qualification. Take part in workshops, explore and discover new and different arts forms. Group leader Charlie Dixon will guide, inspire and advise through the Arts Award journey.

Terms are 8 weeks and awards can be achieved over one or more terms.

From Thur 25 May
4pm - 5.30pm
School Year 7-13
£50 per term

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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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The Variety Show

BCA Performing Arts presents 'A Suitcase Full of Dreams', an evening of variety entertainment that will journey into the world of work, love and the unknown!

WHY? Join them for show tunes, pop music, sketches, physical theatre and dance including contemporary, jazz and street

Courtyard Theatre
£7.50

@BCA_Maidenhead
@nordenfarm

BCA's website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Spring
Thur 23 Mar - 4 May (exc 6 and 13 April)
8.15pm - 9.15pm

Summer
Thur 11 May – 15 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 22 Jun – 20 Jul and 27 Jul – 24 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm

£36 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Whether you are a complete beginner or have been practising yoga for many years these Friday morning classes will provide you with a wonderful all round yoga
practice that will revitalise and rejuvenate you and your body for the rest of the week.
Taught by an experienced teacher, Julie has been practising yoga since 1993 and qualified as a British Wheel teacher in 2004. Please bring your own mat.

Spring
Fri 24 Feb - 31 March | £42 per 6 week course

Summer
Fri 21 Apr – 26 May, 9 Jun – 14 Jul and 21 Jul – 8 Sept (exc 11 Aug, 1 Sept)

Intermediate 9.30am -10.45am
Beginners 11am - 12.15pm

£10 per session (Beginners only)
£42 per 6 week course

For 18+ years.

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Little Wrigglers

Led by Rachel Walsh

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

Fridays (exc 2 Jun)
10am – 10.45am
£6 (£4.50 additional children) | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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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 depending , alongside seeing technical demonstrations to add to their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Spring
24 Feb - 24 Mar
10am – 12pm

Summer
Fri 28 Apr - 26 May
Fri 9 Jun - 7 Jul
10am - 12pm


£84 per 5 week course
For 18+ years.

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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 depending , alongside seeing technical demonstrations to add to their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Spring
24 Feb - 24 Mar
12.15pm - 2.15pm

Summer
Fri 28 Apr - 26 May
Fri 9 Jun - 7 Jul
12.15pm - 2.15pm


£84 per 5 week course
For 18+ years.

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A Quiet Passion (12A)

Dir: Terence Davies 2016

A powerful study of 19th century poet Emily Dickinson. Spanning a rebellious schoolgirl youth to her later years as a reclusive writer. This elegant biopic vividly explores the hopes, dreams and desires of a woman whose brilliance was only posthumously recognised.

WHY? ‘An exceptional film with a searing central performance from Cynthia Nixon’ ★★★★ The Independent

Click here to read The Independent's review in full.

£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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Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

Digi Den – 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. So take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have a go and have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience.

From Fri 28 Apr
4.30pm – 6pm
School Year 7 – 13
£40 per 5 week term or £9 per session

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Friday Night Flamenco

Led by Leticia 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!


Summer
9 June 8pm-9.30pm
16 June 8pm-9.30pm
23 June 8pm-9pm
14 July 8pm-9pm
21 July 8pm-9pm

£42 per term
For 18+ years.

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Art Themen (saxes)

One of the most sought-after musicians on the UK jazz scene, acclaimed for his originality and individual style.

He is supported by the top rhythm section of Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums) - acclaimed at every gig.

WHY? Art fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for over 20 years and is winner of a British Jazz Award for tenor sax

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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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.

Spring
Sat 7 Jan – 29 Apr (exc 28 Jan and 15 Apr)
10am – 11.15am

Summer
Sat 6 May – 5 Aug (exc 17 Jun)
10am – 11.15am


£9 per class or £96 for 12 week course


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!

Sat 6 May – 17 Jun (exc 3 Jun)
Sat 24 Jun – 5 Aug (exc 15 Jul)
10.15am – 11am

29 Jul 11:30am - 12:30pm

£5 per class

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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!

Spring
Sat 4 Mar | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 11 Mar | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 22 Apr | 10am – 3pm | £34

Summer
Sat 27 May | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 3 Jun | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 5 Aug | 10am – 3pm | £34

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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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 3

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 NEEDED.

Spring
Sun 8 Jan – 12 Feb, 26 Feb – 2 April and 23 April – 28 May
6.30pm – 7.30pm
£7 per class or £42 for 6 week course

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this Half Term.

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

Tuesday – Lighthouse and Seagull
Wednesday – Summer Fruits (pineapple and water melon)
Thursday – Hot Air Balloon
Friday – Smurf Keyring and Toadstool

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

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Big Howard's LOL-tastic Yukfest for Kids and Well-Trained Adults

Howard is a massive kid with a moustache.

Join him for an hour of fun featuring stand-up, interactive digital animation, sound effects, jokes and lots and lots and lots of clever nonsense.

WHY? Howard has had his own show on CBBC with Little Howard, appeared on The Slammer and at The Royal Variety Performance.

Age guidance: 5+ years

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

Howard's website
@howardread
@thelittlehoward
@nordenfarm

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!

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

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

Presented by Pied Piper.

For lighthouse keeper Mr Grinling lunch is the highlight of the day. But some greedy seagulls keep stealing his delicious lunch! Can Mr and Mrs Grinling come up with a plan to stop them? Packed with live music, audience participation and all the sights and sounds of the sea.

WHY? An all new musical storytelling extravaganza to celebrate 40 years of Ronda and David Armitage’s much loved book

Age guidance: 3+ years

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

Pied Piper's website
@PiedPiperLive
@nordenfarm

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Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience (U)

A collection of animated adventures and songs presented by Peppa, George and their friend Daisy.

Sing and dance along with Peppa for a whole hour of snorts and giggles.

WHY? Featuring all new episodes including Peppa Visits London

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The Boss Baby (U)

Dir: Tom McGrath 2017

An hilarious story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator – a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. Featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow.

WHY? The latest film from DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar

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Neruda (15)

Dir: Pablo Larrain 2016 (Spanish and French with English subtitles)

Beloved poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) is also the most famous communist in post-WWII Chile. When the political tides shift, he is forced underground with perseverant police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hot on his trail. Directed by Pablo Larraín (Jackie).

WHY? ‘An inventive, incredibly entertaining drama’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read The Guardian's review in full.

£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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Concertini - Music for Viola

Sit back and relax as viola player Melanie Martin takes us on a musical journey for the whole family to enjoy.

Melanie has worked with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra and The Halle, as well as with contemporary artists such as Take That, Leona Lewis and Il Divo.

WHY? Inspiring live music for families performed in a relaxed and enjoyable way with space for children to move around and dance

Suitable for all ages

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


@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Concertini - Music for Piano

Join Concertini favourite Marisa Thornton Wood, for a fun interactive concert for the whole family.

Marisa has given recitals as an accompanist and soloist in France, Germany, Austria, the USA and UK. From Bach to Elton John this concert is guaranteed to suit all musical tastes

WHY? Inspiring live music for families performed in a relaxed and enjoyable way with space for children to move around and dance

Suitable for all ages.

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

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Flanders & Swann: At the Drop of a Hippopotamus

Join multi award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4 musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins as they bring you the wit and wordplay of ingenious comedy songsmiths, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.

The duo breathe new life into their much-loved music. Expect all the classics, from The Hippopotamus (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud) to The Gas Man Cometh – plus a few hidden gems along the way!

WHY? ‘Impressive, suave… a delight!’ The Times

At some performances Simon Townley or Jordan Clark will appear in place of Duncan Walsh Atkins.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)


Flanders and Swann's website

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Alfie Moore: Getting Away with Murder

A brand new stand-up show from former Detective Sergeant Alfie Moore, star of BBC Radio 4 comedy It’s A Fair Cop.

Alfie takes you on a thrilling and interactive journey through the art and science of murder investigation. Everything you need to know from choosing a murder weapon to disposing of the body.

WHY? Experience first-hand how it feels to be part of planning ‘The Perfect Murder’ with this unique evening of comedy

Studio
£14

Alfie Moore's website
@alfiemoore
@nordenfarm

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Smurfs: The Lost Village (U)

A mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest.

They must find a lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does.

WHY? Join the Smurfs on a rollercoaster journey full of action and adventure!

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James Campbell's The Funny Thing About...

Hold on to your socks and enjoy stand up comedy for kids.

James Campbell is founder of Comedy 4 Kids, author of Boyface and has appeared on CBBC’s Blue Peter. He will be making fun of everything from couscous to penguins to Nintendo Wii. James' jokes are written and performed to get children and parents laughing out loud.

WHY? ‘A hit not to be missed’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

Age guidance: 6+ years

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

James's website
@ComedyCampbell
@nordenfarm

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Hailey Tuck

Jazz singer Hailey Tuck has been enchanting audiences across Europe.

Hailey was raised on a diet of black and white movies, 1930s jazz and vintage dresses. She has already reimagined the work of an eclectic line up of artists including Fats Waller, The Zombies and Maroon 5.

WHY? Enjoy Hailey’s uniquely captivating voice that sits somewhere between Billie Holiday, Regina Spektor and Ella Fitzgerald

Studio
£14

@Haileytuck
@nordenfarm

Hailey Tuck's website

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The Handmaiden (18)

Dir: Park Chan-Wook 2016 (Korean and Japanese with English subtitles)

Sookee is a young handmaiden. She is hired by a reclusive heiress who lives under the watchful eye of her domineering uncle. But Sookee harbours a secret. She has been recruited by a scheming con artist to trick the heiress into entrusting him with her fortune.

WHY? A sumptuous and exhilarating period thriller inspired by Sarah Waters’ bestselling novel Fingersmith

'The Handmaiden is a cinematic masterpiece' The Atlantic

Click here to read David Sim's review in full.

£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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St John's Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert

Meng Yang Pan (piano), Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Overture The Abduction from the Seraglio
Mozart Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466
Delius On hearing the first cuckoo in Spring
Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 in A minor (Scottish)

Following the acclaimed performances of The Magic Flute, St John’s Chamber Orchestra’s returns with a fine programme including Mendelssohn’s dramatic and tuneful symphony and a pastoral evocation by Delius.

WHY? Meng Yang Pan brings her sublime touch to one of the greatest of Mozart’s concertos

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£15 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Alice Marshall and Edd Hedges

Presented by RBM Comedy.

Alice Marshall is a critically acclaimed character comedian. She will be previewing her latest show Blood, the follow-up to her smash-hit 2016 debut Vicious.

‘She’s the one you’ll be glad you saw before she got big. See this show’ ★★★★★ Short Com

Edd Hedges is winner of So You Think You’re Funny and has toured with Sofie Hagen. He brings an intriguing hour of hilarious anecdotes delivered in his unique affable style.

WHY? Two rising stars of the comedy world preview their latest material ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Festival

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@alicemarshall
@Edd_Hedges
@nordenfarm

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Line Dancing Beginners - Summer

Led by Julie Antonsen.

Line Dancing is a mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing. 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. Ticket holders for either class are welcome to stay/warm-up in either class, space permitting.

Sun 4 Jun – 9 Jul (exc 18 Jun) and 16 Jul – 20 Aug
Beginners 6.15pm – 7.15pm
£7 per class or £42 for 6 week course

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Juan Martin Flamenco Trio - Arte Flamenco Puro

With singer Antonio Aparecida and dance from Raquel de Cádiz (Raquel Gonzalez).

Juan Martin is a truly awe-inspiring guitarist, composer and all encompassing musician. He returns to the UK for his latest tour featuring new dancer Raquel Gonzalez, from Cádiz. Her tremendous footwork and passion joined with extraordinary singer Antonio Aparecida and the poetry and emotion of one of the world’s leading guitarists make for a performance not to be missed.

WHY? ‘A giant of the flamenco tradition’ The Times

Studio
£15

Juan's website
Juan's Facebook page
@nordenfarm

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Line Dancing Improvers - Summer

led y Julie Antonsen.

Line Dancing is a mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing. 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. Ticket holders for either class are welcome to stay/warm-up in either class, space permitting.

Sun 4 Jun – 9 Jul (exc 18 Jun) and 16 Jul – 20 Aug
Intermediate 7.30pm – 8.30pm
£7 per class or £42 for 6 week course

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The Sense of an Ending (15)

Dir: Ritesh Batra 2017

Tony Webster leads a reclusive and quiet existence. One day, secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.

WHY? Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Emily Mortimer and Michelle Dockery

'the film maintains intrigue and emotional magnetism as its mystery unfolds' New York Times

Click here to read the review in full.

£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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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.

Mon 8 May - 31 Jul
11.45am – 12.45pm
£7 per session

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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.

Mon 8 May – 19 Jun (exc 29 May) and 3 Jul – 7 Aug
1pm – 2pm (Improvers)
£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.

Mon 8 May – 19 Jun (exc 29 May) and 3 Jul – 7 Aug
2.15pm – 3.15pm (Beginners)
£7 per class

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By the Sea

Led by Jo Hall

Take inspiration from the works of Monet, Raoul Dufy, John Piper and Kurt Jackson to explore the excitement of the sea. Produce colourful evocations of the sea and coastal scenery in soft pastel on a variety of papers. Please supply your own materials. Some papers will be available at cost.

Tues 6 Jun – 4 Jul
£82 for 5 week course or £18 per class

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Body Control Pilates - Beginners

Led by Gillian Burn.

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

Spring
Tues 28 Feb - 28 Mar
1.30pm - 2.30pm

Summer
Tues 18 Apr – 16 May
Tues 23 May - 27 Jun (exc 30 May)
Tues 4 Jul – 8 Aug (exc 25 Jul)

1.30pm - 2.30pm
£50 per 5 week course
Suitable for 18+ years

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

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Loud and Proud

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Fun, interactive drama classes for pre-school children designed to encourage confidence. With imaginative play, group interaction, performance skills and personal development.

Tuesdays (exc 30 May)
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£5 (£4 siblings)

9 May - Loud and Proud
16 May - How to Own the Stage
23 May - Puppets in Play
6 Jun - Animal Characters
13 Jun - Your Great Toy Adventure
20 Jun - Silly Walks
27 Jun - Fairytales alive!
4 Jul - Put on a Play for Mum and Dad
11 Jul - Dressing Up is Fun
18 Jul - Face Paint for the Stage

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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British Museum presents: Hokusai

Discover Japan’s greatest artist in this groundbreaking documentary.

Focusing on the work, life and times of Katsushika Hokusai, the film uses stunning close-ups and expert insights to illustrate his wide-ranging influence and extraordinary legacy.

WHY? Your own exclusive private view of the major exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave

£15

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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.

From Tues 25 Apr

School Year 7 – 13
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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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

From Tues 25 Apr
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per term

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ROH: The Dream, Symphonic Variations, Marguerite & Armand

Live screening (Wednesday).

The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed programme by its founder choreographer Frederick Ashton.

WHY? Emmanuel Plasson conducts accompanying music by Mendelssohn, Franck and Liszt

£15

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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.

Summer
Wed 3 May, 7 Jun, 5 Jul and 2 Aug

Wed 3 May - The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
Wed 7 June - The Widow by Fiona Barton
Wed 5 July - Longbourn by Jo Baker
Wed 2 Aug - Beneath a Scarlet sky by Mark Sullivan

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

For 18+ years.

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Glyndebourne: La Traviata

Encore screenings.

Violetta gives up every hope of happiness in this heart-wrenching love story. This poignant tale unfolds through Verdi’s robust, full-hearted and full-throated score.

WHY? ‘With a team this thrilling and a production so intelligent, Glyndebourne has a sure-fire hit on its hands’ ★★★★★ The Observer

£15

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Nathan Caton: Straight Outta Middlesex

After stellar performances on BBC One's Live at the Apollo, Radio 4's Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothin and wowing audiences in comedy clubs up and down the UK, this rising star is back with his unique blend of charming, charismatic and intelligent on-point comedy in a show not to be missed.

Caton’s captivating and laidback style of stand-up has seen him quickly establish himself on the comedy circuit and regarded as one of the best young comics in the UK.

Following on from his 2014 sold out Edinburgh run Nathan landed a coveted spot on BBC1’s Live at Apollo. Nathan’s award winning combination of personal and topical anecdotes has also led to appearances on BBC2′s Mock The Week, BBC3′s Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC Radio 4′s Now Show and News Quiz, as well as having his very own BBC Radio 4 sitcom Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing commissioned for three series.

WHY? 'Laidback, on-the-nose material’ The Guardian

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@NathanCaton
@OffTheKerb

Nathan Caton's Website
Off The Kerb's Website

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Acrylics & Collage: Quirky Still Life

Led by Karen Carter.

Taking a slightly abstracted view of still life subjects, look at creating a quirky and interesting image exploring the ideas of overlapping shapes, distorted perspective and surface pattern. Lots of demos and step-by-step instruction in a friendly and informal atmosphere. £3 materials fee.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus materials cost to tutor where indicated. Suitable for all levels of experience, unless otherwise stated.

Fri 9 Jun 10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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The Zoots: The Sounds of the Sixties

Experience the Sixties show that's wowing audiences around the world, and headlining venues from the Palladium to Old Trafford - with the spectacular sounds of The Zoots!

The Zoots are here to make your whole family bop to the '60s beats that everybody loves - with legendary numbers by Elvis, The Beatles, The Monkees, the Beach Boys, and dozens more of your favourite artists.

'The Zoots are impossible not to like' The Stage

WHY? Expect legendary numbers by Elvis, The Beatles, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, and dozens more of your favourite artists

Courtyard Theatre
£15

The Zoot's website
@TheZoots
@nordenfarm

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Candle Lamp Making for Kids

Led by Natalie Griffin-Smith.

Make a beautiful handmade fabric lantern in this fun craft workshop. The lantern includes a battery operated tea light with a unique flicker flame! A great alternative to candles and nightlights in the bedroom.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Sat 10 Jun
10am - 1pm
£15

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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.

Spring
Sat 22 Apr - 6 May
11.45am – 12.45pm
£10 per session or £24 for 3 sessions

Summer
Sat 10, 24 Jun, 1, 8 Jul
Sat 15, 22, 29 Jul, 5 Aug
11.45am – 12.45pm
£10 per session or £36 for 4 sessions

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NT Live: Peter Pan (PG)

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale.

This wondrously inventive production is a delight for children and adults alike. Expect a riot of magic, music and make-believe.

WHY? ‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production’ ★★★★★ Radio Times

Click here to read the review in full.

£15

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Coaching Essentials Workshop

Led by Lindsey Wheeler.

This Introduction to Coaching explains what coaching is and how coaches help others to navigate and understand their thoughts, how to regain perspective and clarity, and feel refreshed and positive again. This course is ideal for people who are curious and want to know more about coaching, want to learn coaching techniques or want to improve their basic coaching skills.

2pm – 5pm
£25

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Katy Brand - I Was a Teenage Christian

Katy Brand’s hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian is an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of her self-imposed conversion and total immersion in evangelical Christianity.

One Sunday, aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. From then on she attended church four times a week. For seven years she put the 'fun' into fundamentalism... and the 'mental'. She was an obnoxious, self-important dick, but at least she knew she was going to heaven.

Now she's not so sure. Katy will relive her glory days of certainty and judgement (and unrequited love…) whilst trying to figure out what the hell was going on in her own head.

Katy won a British Comedy award for her TV sketch series Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show in 2008 and has since written for and appeared in numerous films, TV programmes and radio shows.

‘Intelligent storytelling… she makes us hang on her every word’ The Times

★★★★ The Metro
★★★★ The Skinny

WHY? ‘The church’s loss is comedy’s gain’ Evening Standard

Age guidance: 16+ years

Studio
£13

@KatyFBrand
@nordenfarm

Katy Brand's website

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Rules Don't Apply (12A)

Dir: Warren Beatty 2016

It’s Hollywood, 1958. Marla Mabrey is an aspiring actress under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes. Frank Forbes is her ambitious young driver. Their instant attraction defies Hughes’ number one rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress.

WHY? Starring Warren Beatty, Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich

£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.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Mary Alexander - Meet Me at the Waldorf

Popular lecturer Mary Alexander presents the extraordinary story of two iconic hotels built on Astor feuds, fortunes and art patronage. Mary will take the audience on a journey back to the glamour and intrigue of the Jazz Age.

WHY? This is a free taster event, presented by The Arts Society, who are hoping to launch permanently in Maidenhead later this year.

The Arts Society is a leading arts education charity. They have a global network of local Societies which connects people to the arts and to each other. Their Societies arrange programmes of lectures given by world-class lecturers all of whom are experts in their fields. In addition, the Societies organise study days, visits and take part in a broad variety of heritage and arts based volunteer projects enabling our members to make a practical contribution to ensure the future of our artistic heritage.

Presented by The Arts Society

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Geeta Rai

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

Suitable for ages 6+ years.

From Tues 25 Apr
4.30pm – 5.30pm
£67 per term

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Karen Carter: Making a Mark

Tuesday 13 June – Sunday 2 July

An exhibition of work from a group of Berkshire artists exploring the physical properties and mark-making qualities of the materials they use. They work in a variety of media and subject matter resulting in a diverse and vibrant collection of images. Collectively they encompass printmaking, painting and drawing, from moody monochrome charcoals to bright and bold acrylics.

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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.

Going with the flow

Tues 11 Apr

Noticing Thoughts

Tues 9 May

Noticing Emotions

Tues 13 Jun

Mindful Attitudes

Tues 11 Jul

Paying Attention

Tues 8 Aug

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

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company.

Join them for Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before! Four young lovers find themselves enveloped in the dream-like arms of a magical forest full of sprites. Fairies and humans collide. Hilarity ensues.

WHY? Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos and a great deal of laughter

£14 (£12 conc)

The HandleBards website
@HandleBards
@nordenfarm

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Experimental Textiles - Supersize Me

Led by Amanda Schenk.

Experiment with different methods and learn to interpret mark making; developing skills to create artworks rich in surface texture. During the course, produce several stitched studies or a finished textile artwork. £15 materials fee.

Thur 15 Jun – 6 Jul (exc 29 Jun)
10am – 1pm
£22 per class or £60 for 3 week course

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Art Adventures

Led by Amanda Schenk.

Unleash the artist within and ignite your creativity as we explore the possibilities in art through games and collaborative artworks. Splashes and splotches and accidental marks are turned into masterpieces.

Suitable for ages 7+ years.

Thur 15, 22 Jun and 6 Jul
4pm – 5.15pm
£28 per 3 week course (or £10 per session)

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Martin James Bartlett: Young Musician 2014 (piano)

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Martin James Bartlett bowled over the nation when he won the BBC Young Musician competition in 2014. Since then he has debuted at the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall.

As part of the Chinese State visit in 2015, Martin performed a private concert for the First Lady of China. He also played at Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday thanksgiving service in St. Paul's Cathedral.

Martin returns to Maidenhead for his third concert here when he will perform his latest programme.

J S Bach Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV.826
Beethoven Sonata in E flat, Op.31 No.3 Interval
Enrique Granados El Amor y la Muerte
Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B flat, Op.83

WHY? Don’t miss this chance to hear Britain’s finest new pianist

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£5 under 16s)

@MJBartlettPiano
@nordenfarm

Martin James Bartlett's website

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Kyshona Armstrong and Robert Lane

Nashville resident Kyshona was recently named one of the Top 5 Roots Artists to watch by CMT Edge.

She is renowned for her songwriting skills and powerful, emotional voice. Robert Lane is a Birmingham based singer songwriter who has been receiving radio airplay and critical acclaim for his performances across the UK.

WHY? Kyshona Armstrong returns with rising star Robert Lane after a sell out show with Nashville in the Round last autumn

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@kyshona
@robertlanemusic
@nordenfarm

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Printing: Kitchen Sink Lithography

Led by Karen Carter.

A printmaking workshop for people who love drawing! Working on tin foil ‘plates’ developed with coca-cola, use gum arabic to transfer photocopies of drawn images – bring your own or use those provided by the tutor. You will be able to produce a series of prints from each process using a simple dessert spoon to transfer the image! Plenty of demos. £3 materials fee.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus materials cost to tutor where indicated. Suitable for all levels of experience, unless otherwise stated.

Fri 16 Jun 10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Their Finest (12A)

Dir: Lone Scherfig 2016

1940, London. Catrin (Gemma Arterton) is an untried screenwriter. Partnered alongside fellow writer Buckley (Sam Claflin) and eccentric actor Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), the trio set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.

WHY? ‘Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy shine’ ★★★★ Time Out

Click here to read the review in full.

£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 Tuesday 28 March 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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Foil, Arms & Hog - DoomDah

Foil, Arms & Hog are Ireland's top comedy trio with over ten million hits on YouTube.

They return to Norden Farm with a delicious blend of bizarre, surreal and hilarious comedy scenes with outrageous characters and unexpected twists. Catch these lads while you can.

'These lads are hilarious' Jason Byrne

'Very funny' Rowan Atkinson

'An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines' Chortle

'Quite simply, a sensation' Edinburgh Festivals

WHY? 'An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines' Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@FoilArmsAndHog
@nordenfarm

Foil, Arms and Hog 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 are provided by Janet and paid to her by weight of what you make, therefore the more bangles the more it will cost. As a guide a ring would be between £2 - £5 depending on the thickness of metal.

Spring
Sat 11 Mar and 29 Apr
10am – 4pm

Summer
Sat 20 May, 17 Jun and 8 Jul

£50 per session plus materials fee.
Suitable for all levels of experience.
Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  17 Jun SOLD OUT
  •   8 Jul SOLD OUT
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Summer Ceilidh

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

They’ll guide you through dances such as Muffin Man’s Jig, Gay Gordons and Cumberland Square 8. 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
Long Barn

£15 (£13 conc)

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Mindfulness for Families

Led by Lynne Wilkes

Sun 8 Jan | 11am – 12pm | £15 Family and Friends (up to 4 people)

An introductory session for families. Take time to be with yourself and your family in a quiet place. 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.

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Father's Day Concertini with The Andy Mears Octet

Bring the whole family for a fabulous 50 minutes of some of the best loved tunes of all time.

The Andy Mears Octet will perform a variety of music focusing on the sounds of Big Band Jazz and the rhythms and grooves of Africa and South America.

WHY? Be Inspired by sizzling saxes, screaming trumpets and soulful trombones whilst the kids dance and sing!

Suitable for all ages.

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


@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Lindy Hop Workshop

Light-hearted and playful, The Lindy Hop was born in New York's Savoy Ballroom in the era of swing bands. It spread world-wide in the 1930s, giving birth to later generations of jive dancing. In three 50 minute blocks we will gently introduce you to the core eight-beat figures. Some beginner’s classes (Tuesdays – see page xxx) would be good preparation for this event.

No dance partner? Contact Berkshire Swing Dance who will help to balance numbers for 'lead' and 'follow' roles.

Sun 18 Jun
2pm – 5pm
£15 per person or £25 per couple

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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 18 Jun
2.30pm – 5pm
£30

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Five Star Swing - The Big Band

The unique Five Star Swing Band show – As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. As seen on BBC's Children in Need, Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball & Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother), plus Tony Bennett’s trombonist!

'Swing and Song of the highest order' Telegraph

WHY? WHY? Swing along with songs from the likes of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

Five Star Swing's website

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Candle Lamp Making

Led by Natalie Griffin-Smith.

Make 3 beautiful handmade fabric lanterns that can be used safely all around your home! Use them to create a relaxing atmosphere, mood lighting for a dinner party, night lights for the children or outdoor lighting in the garden!

7pm – 9:30pm
£20 plus £4 materials fee

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Lady Macbeth (15)

Rural England, 1865.

Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age. She embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate. It unleashes a force inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

WHY? ‘Florence Pugh shines in this smart period drama’ Little White Lies

Click here to read the review in full.

£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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NT Live: Salome

Live screening (Thursday).

An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

WHY? This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution

£15

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Jarlath Regan and Rob Auton

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Jarlath Regan is an award winning comedian, writer and broadcaster known for his uplifting, inventive and relentlessly funny stand-up.

‘A refreshing and hilarious change of pace’ ★★★★★ Independent

Rob Auton is a writer, comedian and winner of Dave’s Funniest Joke of The Fringe award.

‘Completely charming and funny to boot’ The Guardian

WHY? Rob has written five hit Edinburgh shows and Jarlath has brought eight solo shows to the Fringe

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@Jarlath
Jarlath Regan's website

@RobertAuton
Rob Auton's website

@nordenfarm

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Alexandra Ridout (trumpet, flugel) and Sean Payne (saxes)

Jazz at the Farm present two winners of the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award.

Alexandra Ridout was crowned the winner of the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016 at the age of 17. Sean Payne is London based saxophonist and composer who won the award in in 2014. They are supported by an acclaimed rhythm section headed by drummer Clarke Tracey, with Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? Fresh, new programmes from two recently awarded talents on the Jazz scene

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Alexandra Ridout's website

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The Vinyl Frontier - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

50th Birthday – ON June 1st 1967 Sgt Pepper was released and changed popular music. Come and relive the magi of the summer of love and bring the patchouli oil.

WHY? Hear a classic album as it was intended – in full and on vinyl

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Vinyl Frontier website

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Gimme ABBA - On and On and On

Relive the golden ABBA era with this superb show.

Expect all the popular songs known and loved by millions, along with some additional tunes to please the most ardent fan. The many costume changes, choreographed dance routines and four-part vocal harmonies come together to re-create that original ABBA party feel!

WHY? A jam-packed spectacular performance including even more songs and theatrical elements

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Gimme ABBA's website
@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

Stories for Sunday 14 May
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Zog by Julia Donaldson

£3 per person (45 mins)

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 (12A)

Dir: James Gunn 2017

The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and expect to see some fan-favourite characters from the classic comics as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

WHY? Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Kurt Russell

£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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Martin Simpson

Martin is known as a singer and guitarist of formidable talent, often named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world.

Martin is equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions. His solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game.

WHY? Nominated an astonishing 31 times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Studio
£16.50

Martin's website
@msimpsonian
@nordenfarm

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Mindhorn (15)

Dir: Sean Foley 2016

When MI5 Special Operative Bruce Mindhorn was captured in the late 1980s, his eye was replaced by an optical lie detector. This meant he could literally ‘see the truth’. He escaped and fled to the Isle of Man. Today, he has become the best plain-clothes detective the island has ever seen.

WHY? ‘Wildly silly and raucous’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

£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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Swing Crazy (June-July): 1930s-Style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon.

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 16 May – 19 Sept (exc 30 May, 1, 8, 29 Aug)
7.30pm – 8.40pm
£7 per class or £30 for block of 5

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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Jive Cats (June-July): 1950s-Style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon.

Often wished that you could get up and jive in a 1950s-style when you hear that music? Well now you can learn with a couple who have performed and taught together since 1996.

Great fun, excellent for body and mind, our beginner classes can get you on the floor dancing authentic free-style jive to classic Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll.

No previous dance experience – no problem. Bring a partner or come alone. Discover the great social jive scene in the area where you can use you moves, hear live music and practice with new friends.

Tues 16 May – 19 Sept (exc 30 May, 1, 8, 29 Aug)
8.45pm - 10.15pm
£8 per class or £35 for block of 5

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 Jive Cats Website

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ROH Live: Otello

Live screening (Wednesday).

A new production by Olivier Award winning director Keith Warner. Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello, Soprano Maria Agresta is his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago.

WHY? Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder

£15

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London Mozart Trio

The London Mozart Trio have gained a reputation as one of the leading chamber music ensembles through recordings, broadcasts on Radio 3 and recitals at major concert halls in London and continental Europe.

Haydn Trio in C Hoboken XV:27
Rachmaninov Trio Elegiaque in G minor
Dvorak Trio in F minor

WHY? Featuring Krzysztof Smietana (violin), Lionel Handy (cello) and Colin Stone (piano)

Courtyard Theatre
£14, Supporters £12

London Mozart Trio's website

@nordenfarm

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Matt Forde and James Loveridge

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Matt Ford is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists. He has appeared on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You, Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats and BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News.

James Loveridge is one of the most exciting young talents in recent years. He is an entertaining storyteller with a cheeky and charming personality that can warm any room.

WHY? Matt is a familiar face on TV and radio, while James has already had a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@mattforde
Matt Forde's website

@JLoveRage
James Loveridge's website

@nordenfarm

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (12A)

Dir: Guy Ritchie 2017

Young Arthur is robbed of his birthright by his uncle and grows up with no idea of who he is. But when he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true destiny. Starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law.

WHY? An epic fantasy action adventure from acclaimed filmmaker Guy Richie

£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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Black is the Color of My Voice

Written and performed by Apphia Campbell. Directed by Arran Hawkins and Nate Jacobs.

Presented by Seabright Productions.

Direct from sell-out performances in Shanghai, New York and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Apphia Campbell embarks on her debut UK tour.

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

‘Campbell may wear Simone's trademark head wrap but her performance goes beyond impersonation’ ★★★★ The Times

‘Apphia Campbell is nothing short of sensational… she will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song’
★★★★ Ed Festival Magazine

‘Campbell transfixed, she charmed, she entertained and ultimately moved a packed theatre with her touching portrayal of the jazz musician’ Smart Shanghai

Age guidance: 12+ years.

WHY? ‘Her performance goes beyond impersonation’ ★★★★ The Times

Studio
£14

@apphiacampbell
Apphia Campbell's website

Seabright Production's website
@seabrightprods

@nordenfarm

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Miss Sloane (15)

Dir: John Madden 2016

Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known for her cunning and track record for success, she does whatever is required to win. But when Elizabeth takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.

WHY? A tense political thriller starring Jessica Chastain and Mark Strong

'Jessica Chastain dominates as a Washington power player' The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

£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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Combed from the Beach

Led by Jo Hall.

Draw natural and manmade objects found on the beach exploring their form and the rhythm of their patterns. Reference objects and photographs will be supplied or bring your own handful of objects. Please bring your own materials. Some papers will be available at cost.

Sat 1 Jul
10am – 3pm
£38 per session

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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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NT Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

An encore screening from The Harold Pinter Theatre of James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed production of Edward Albee’s landmark play.

Starring present Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

‘Conleth Hill is superb. Exquisite’ ★★★★★ Evening Standard

‘Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots are terrific’ ★★★★★ Metro

‘James Macdonald’s blistering production. Intoxicatingly good’ ★★★★★ Financial Times

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SocialArts Exhibition

Wednesday 5 July – Sunday 16 July

An exhibition showcasing the work of SocialArts, a Norden Farm project designed to promote the creativity of older people in a sociable environment. Led by Amelia Pimlott (The Ding Foundation) together with visiting artists, the group has engaged in a host of activities from animation to print making.

Supported by the Rothschild Foundation.

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Kathy Lette's Girls' Night Out

'Women are each other’s human wonder bras – uplifting, supportive and making each other look bigger and better.'

So says Kathy Lette, funny, feminist author, who invites you to her new show, Girls’ Night Out.

It’s a psychological strip tease taking us from Puberty Blues to Menopause Blues, with tales of love, lust, men, marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, mastitis, sexist bosses, teenage-daughter-wrangling, ageing, toy boys, making the Queen laugh, hiding Julian Assange in her attic and Close Encounters of the George Clooney Kind, en route.

So, grab your girlfriends and come along. Wit, warmth and full frontal frankness, guaranteed. (Men, attend at your own risqué!)

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Richard Herring and Flo & Joan

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Richard Herring previews his brand new Edinburgh show - Oh Frig, I’m 50! He makes a triumphant return to this year’s festival celebrating the 30th anniversary of his first Fringe

Flo & Joan are aToronto-based musical comedy duo. Their 2016 Edinburgh show was announced as one of the Top 10 shows at the Fringe in the Amused Moose Comedy Awards.

WHY? Flo & Joan have played to sold-out audiences across North America and Richard returns to Norden Farm having had numerous sell out shows

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@Herring1967
Richard Herring's website

@FloandJoan

@nordenfarm

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Acrylics: Loose & Lively Flowers

Led by Karen Carter.

Capture the freshness and vibrancy of summer flowers in a variety of acrylic techniques including loose fluid methods and more painterly impressionistic approaches. Look at colour, shape and line in our work to produce interesting and lively pictures. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable. Bring own materials.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus materials cost to tutor where indicated. Suitable for all levels of experience, unless otherwise stated.

Fri 7 Jul 10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Floristry Night School - Make Your Own Wedding Flowers

Led by Louise Temple.

Find out how to make a beautiful bridal or bridesmaid bouquet for you or a friend's big day. Spend an evening arranging pretty seasonal flowers with a stunning bunch to take home at the end of the night!

7pm – 9pm
£50 plus £5 materials fee

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Stralitzia Ink Painting

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Work through a series of stages to create some beautiful Stralitzia studies. A day full of tips and hints about painting with acrylic and water based coloured inks.

Sat 8 Jul
10am - 3pm
£36 plus £3 materials fee

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Glyndebourne: Hamlet

Encore screening.

The world premiere of Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical new opera. His music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale.

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Kast Off Kinks

Former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name.

This great line up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), John Dalton (bassvocals, Kinks 60s & 70s), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80s and 90s and still with Ray Davies) with Dave Clarke (guitarvocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding & Tim Rose).

Expect all the hits including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, and many more for a great night out. Not to be missed!

WHY? Expect all the hits including You Really Got Me, Sunny Afternoon, Lola and Waterloo Sunset

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Kast Off Kinks website

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Presented by Maidenhead Drama Guild.

Set in the decadent world of Victorian London. A beautiful young man called Dorian Gray makes a Faustian pact. It gives him the capacity to explore every possible vice and desire while his moral decay is hidden away in his painted portrait that bears all the marks of his degeneration.

WHY? ‘The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it’

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

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Steve Bugeja and Alex Smith

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival Preview.

Steve Bugeja is an award winning comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central’s Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and his own sketch for BBC3 - 10 Things You Should Know as an Adult.

Alex Smith is known for his trademark mix of laser sharp stand-up observations and cleverly crafted comedy songs.

WHY? Both Steve and Alex have previously supported Russell Kane on national tours.

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@SteveBugeja
Steve Bugeja's website

@alexsmithcomic
Alex Smith's website

@nordenfarm

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Tunde Jegede

Tunde Jegede bridges African and European musical traditions.

He is an internationally renowned kora player, cellist and composer. His soul-stirring music blends traditional kora-playing with his own contemporary compositions. In this unique solo concert, Tunde brings his rich musical legacies to life, taking the listener on a journey to the heart of Malian griot culture.

WHY? With re-imagined cinematic imagery of ancient Africa, it is a meditative musical experience

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Tunde Jegede's website

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Align and Flow Yoga - Drop In Session

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.

£9 per session.

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

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The Story of the MGM Musical

Award winning singer Robert Habermann tells the story and sings the songs from the magical MGM musicals.

The studio produced some of the greatest film musicals ever made including Singing in The Rain, An American in Paris, Kiss Me Kate and High Society.

WHY? Featuring over forty iconic songs from Over the Rainbow to The Trolley Song, and Show Business to Stranger in Paradise

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

@nordenfarm

Robert Habermann's website

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Milton Jones is Nearly Out There (work in progress)

Milton Jones is back on the road with another tour but unfortunately it isn’t quite ready yet.

Don’t panic though he’s a professional, it’s the guy with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4.

‘Absurdist one-line masterpieces’ The Times

‘He’s fast absurd and very funny’ Radio Times

‘The best one-liner merchant in british comedy’ Chortle

‘No-one can touch jones when he hits his stride’ The Guardian

An evening in the company of an idiot. Or is he? Yes he is. Only come if you like jokes though. If not you’ll be cross.

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Jim Moray

Singer and guitarist Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music.

His multi-award winning debut album changed the sound of folk song and his latest album Upcetera has been nominated for Best Album at the 2017 BBC Folk Awards. Expect Jim’s unmistakable soulful and yearning voice, singing old songs in a new way. He will be supported by Jackie Oates.

WHY? ★★★★★ fRoots | ★★★★★ R2 | ★★★★★ Mojo | ★★★★ The Observer


Studio
£15.50

Jim's website
@jimmoray
@nordenfarm

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Adam Hess and Jack Barry

An Avalon Edinburgh preview.

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

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

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

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@adamhess1
Adam Hess's website

@JBazzler

@nordenfarm

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Celebrating Schubert - Celebrity Recital by Joanna MacGregor (piano)

The first of four classical recitals that are taking place during our summer season.

Schubert 4 Impromptus, D.899
Liszt Nuages Gris: La Lugubre Gondola 1
Wager/Liszt Liebestod from Tristan une Isolde
Schubert Sonata in B flat, D.960

Joanna MacGregor’s epic programme opens with one of Schubert exquisite Impromptus and ends with his last and greatest Sonata. In between, there’s one of Liszt’s most celebrated transcriptions.

WHY? We welcome back international virtuoso Joanna MacGregor to launch the summer series of recitals featuring the music of Schubert and Liszt

Courtyard Theatre
£19 (£17 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Limehouse Lizzy

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

The band have added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore. They return with their most explosive show and critically acclaimed line up yet!

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

Courtyard Theatre £16

@limehouselizzy
@nordenfarm

Limehouse Lizzy's website

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Laurie Holloway, his Trio and the Students of 2017

Presented by The Montgomery Holloway Music Trust.

After a week of intensive training at the Montgomery Holloway Music Trust Summer School, the students of 2017 showcase their talents at the Annual Students Concert.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Vinyl Frontier - Singles Championship 2017

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

8 Contestants bring their three favourite singles on 45RPM and in knockout heats we find out who is the singles champion of 2017.

WHY? Hear a classic album as it was intended – in full and on vinyl

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Vinyl Frontier website

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Big Dog Little Dog Yoga: Taster Sessions

Led by Carly Brown.

Give this unique yoga-based class for parents/carers and their children a try! Connect and bond through movement and breath.

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

Suitable for ages 4 – 7 years, each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Sundays 7 May, 28 May, 11 June, 23 Jul and 27 Aug
10am – 11am
£15 per pair

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Lee Nelson - Edinburgh Festival Preview Show

You’ve seen Lee sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live, on stage, at his hilarious best. A rare opportunity to see Lee perform in such an intimate venue ahead of his return to the Edinburgh Festival.

All profits from the show will be going to Lee.

‘Comedy legend’ The Sun

‘You should be ashamed of yourself’ Sepp Blatter

‘Comedy genius’ The Mirror

‘GET HIM OUT!’ Donald Trump

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Summer Circus Week

Led by Albert and Friends.

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

Suitable for age 7 - 13 years.

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jul
10am - 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card Holders)

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Greg Davies - You Magnificent Beast (work in progress)

Greg Davies, BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is back with his first stand up show in four years.

Join 'undoubtedly one of the kingpins of British comedy' (Evening Standard) on his biggest ever tour. Come witness the magnificent beast that is Greg Davies.

'One of this country’s best comedians' The Times

£15

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Secret Cove Exhibition

Tuesday 25 July – Sunday 27 August

An interactive art installation featuring work from Maidenhead primary schools created as part of The Beach project.

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The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm

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

Relax at a beachside café table while the little ones play in the sand. Join in craft or storytelling sessions in the specially designed story den or get involved in the gallery secret cove.

Family films screened throughout the holidays. With weekday storytelling (£2) and craft sessions (£5) it’s the perfect way to while away a summer’s day!

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Digi Den Summer Drop In

Led by DJ Mhlanga.

Digi Den – the digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the summer holiday. Suitable for all levels of experience.

From Fri 28 Jul
4.30pm – 6pm
School Year 7 – 13
£40 per 5 week term or £9 per session

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Emily Maguire

Emily is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist with two books and five albums to her name.

Her strong, thought-provoking lyrics, supremely expressive vocals and stunning live performances have won her fans across the globe. She has toured extensively with some of the world’s great singer-songwriters, including American legend Don McLean.

WHY? ‘A talent to be reckoned with’ R2 Magazine

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Emily's website
@emilymaguirehq
@nordenfarm

ArtiSun Fair

Our popular fair returns for a special summer event showcasing handcrafted wares. The original 18th century barns provide a gorgeous backdrop for browsing stalls from local sellers.

WHY? If you would like information on booking a stall, please contact jo.fredrickson@nordenfarm.org

Long Barn Free entry

  •  29 Jul FREE
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Rock n Roll Concertini with Matt Bond and The Poor Boys Good Time Band

A very special family Concertini to round off the Summer Season. 

Join Matt Bond and The Poor Boys Good Time Band on a journey of some of the best loved Rock n Roll themes from the 50s and beyond. It’s Rock and Roll with a touch of Yee Ha!

WHY? Be inspired by the sounds of the Beatles, the Stones and Elvis whilst the kids dance and sing on the Courtyard stage

Suitable for all ages.

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


@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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The Dime Notes

This hard swinging, old style jazz band bring a repertoire of stomps, blueses and forgotten gems.

The four piece band are fronted by David Hornblow (clarinet) and American pianist / composer / musicologist Andrew Oliver. Rhythm guitarist Dave Kelbie and Tom Wheatley (bass) complete the line up.

WHY? Dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet driven 1920s New Orleans jazz

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

The Dime Notes' website

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Great British Mysteries

Join Olive Bacon (Supernaturalist) and Dr Teddy Tyrell (Scorpio), in this adventure into the unknown.

A live mockumentary investigating monsters, myths and Noel Edmonds. Prepare to be mildly unnerved. This is the first show by Rose Robinson and Will Close as The Cloak & Dagger Club.

WHY? Will and Rose make up one half of award winning sketch act Mixed Doubles, as heard on BBC Radio 4

Studio
£10, Supporters £8

@ClubCloakDagger
@nordenfarm

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Jersey Guys: The Night!

For one night only, Jersey Guys comes to Norden Farm as part of the UK tour of this spectacular hit show, featuring the very best music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Led by the sensational rock-falsetto vocals of Matt Thorpe (Jersey Boys West End; BBC’s ‘Let it Shine’), the Jersey Guys take audiences on a nostalgic journey from the sounds of Doowop and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Four Seasons’ greatest hits.

WHY? With classics like Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, December 63 and many more, this show wows audiences up and down the country and leaves them ‘Beggin’ for more! Oh, What a Night!

Courtyard Theatre
£20 (£18 conc)

For more info on the show, cast and creative, visit the Jersey Guys Website

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Summer Art Week

Led by Michaela Clarke.

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

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Mon 31 Jul – Fri 4 Aug
10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

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Hamilton Loomis

Award winning Texan guitarist Hamilton Loomis is at the forefront of bringing blues into the 21st century.

The Grammy nominated musician deftly balances his blues roots and penchant for experimentation and originality. He is the protégé of legendary blues artist Bo Diddley who has become a friend and mentor.

Hamilton is joined by a line up of top musicians including Grammy award winning saxophonist Fabian Hernandez.

WHY? ‘If blues, soul, and rock can be said to form a triangle, you’ll find Hamilton Loomis right in the centre of it’ Guitar Player Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Hamilton's website
@hamiltonloomis
@nordenfarm

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NT Live: Angels in America - Part One, Millennium Approaches

Encore screening.

A new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two part play, directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (War Horse).

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Sounds Echoed with The Paul Jordanous Jazz Ensemble

A stunning, original and expansive ensemble returning to Norden Farm following their recent UK tour.

The line up features Paul Jordanous (trumpet), Piers Green (saxes), Trevor Mires (trombone), Sam Leak (piano), Tom Mason (bass), Ted Carrasco (drums).

WHY? ‘Jordanous's calibre as a masterful craftsman is a treasure to behold’ Blues and Soul Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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NT Live: Angels in America - Part Two, Perestroika

Encore screening.

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex.

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U2Baby

U2Baby capture the unique sound of legendary band U2 as well as the look.

Their Bono sings exactly like the real thing, putting on a great show with star swagger. They have performed internationally in theatres and at festivals. The band were even selected to play at the Church in Dublin as part of the U2 40th Anniversary Celebrations in 2016.

WHY? Expect all the hits from the band’s 40 years including With or Without You, One and Where the Streets Have No Name

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@theu2tributeuk
@nordenfarm

U2Baby's website

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Mindfulness: Art for Children

Led by Lynne Wilkes.

Create artwork using focus and concentration. Beginning in a mindful state create a piece of art with care, enjoyment, attention and fun.

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Higgledy Piggledy Pie

Presented by Noisy Oyster.

When the king asks for a higgledy piggledy pie for his supper the royal chefs are thrown into a spin - especially when they find the cupboard is bare! The chefs are helped by their vegetapals to collect the special nursery rhyme ingredients.

WHY? Featuring puppets made from vegetables, a hula hooping butternut squash, original music, clowning and a rather large pie!

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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

Noisy Oyster's website

@nordenfarm

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Glyndebourne: La Clemenza di Tito

Encore screening.

A brand new take on one of Mozart’s final works. Delivering all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of him.

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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

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

This year's theme is - The Spy who Robbed Me

A film noire based show which borrows from the world of Bond, Bourne, Smiley, Sherlock, CSI, Spooks and more! Expect gadgets, moody lighting, witty dialogue, lots of action and a killer soundtrack.

Suitable for ages 10 – 16 years.

Mon 7 – Fri 11 Aug
10am – 4pm (6pm Fri)
£110 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

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RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

Live screenings from Stratford-upon-Avon.

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Directed by Blanche McIntyre.

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Celebrating Schubert - Tamila Salimdjanova (piano)

The second of four classical recitals that are taking place during our summer season.

Schubert Sonata in A, D.664
Liszt Sonata in B minor
Schumann Davidsbundlertanze, Op.6

The young virtuoso Tamila Salimdjanova comes from Uzbekistan and has been a prizewinner at several major competitions. Her programme features a radiant Schubert sonata and one of Schumann’s finest and most ambitious sets of pieces.

WHY? The programme includes the greatest of all Liszt’s piano works

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Never 42

The forerunning Level 42 tribute band in the UK return for a high impact night of funk driven tunes.

The five piece band features Howie Rogers (bass, vocals), Garreth Hicklin (keyboards, vocals), Mike Wheeler (drums, vocals), Tom Wright (guitar, vocals) and Richard Pardy (sax).

WHY? Expect all the hits including Lessons In Love, Something About You and The Sun Goes Down

Suitable for ages 14yrs+.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@42never
@nordenfarm

Never 42 website

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Next Steps: Dance Intensive

Led by Charlie Dixon

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for three jam packed days. No audition necessary. Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique, learn routines and create your own choreography.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Tues 15 - Thur 17 Aug
10am - 4pm
£85 (£75 Advantage Card)

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Swing Crazy (August-September): 1930s-Style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon.

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 16 May – 19 Sept (exc 30 May, 1, 8, 29 Aug)
7.30pm – 8.40pm
£7 per class or £30 for block of 5

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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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The Quo Experience

A tribute to the legendary duo.

The impressive line up features Shaun Michaels and Dave Crawte who have spent years studying every detail of Rossi and Parfitt's looks, playing styles and stage performances. Joining them are superb keyboardist Graham Partridge, the drummer Alex Bayou and Brian ‘Brino’ Smith on bass.

WHY? Join the band as they recreate the full live experience of one of Britain’s most iconic bands

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The Quo Experience's website
@QuoExperience
@nordenfarm

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Jive Cats (August-September): 1950s-Style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon.

Often wished that you could get up and jive in a 1950s-style when you hear that music? Well now you can learn with a couple who have performed and taught together since 1996.

Great fun, excellent for body and mind, our beginner classes can get you on the floor dancing authentic free-style jive to classic Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll.

No previous dance experience – no problem. Bring a partner or come alone. Discover the great social jive scene in the area where you can use you moves, hear live music and practice with new friends.

Tues 16 May – 19 Sept (exc 30 May, 1, 8, 29 Aug)
8.45pm - 10.15pm
£8 per class or £35 for block of 5

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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 Jive Cats Website

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Hundred Watt Club

Hundred Watt Club return with a glittering, sublime and ridiculous evening of good old fashioned burlesque and cabaret entertainment.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of award winning burlesque artists, nail biting vaudeville thrills, rib tickling comedy and our soul soothing chanteuse.

Ages 18+ years.

WHY? A real ‘dress up and sit down’ evening of vintage inspired entertainment

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

Hundred Watt Club's website

The video below contains adult content.

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Big Berkshire Beach Gig

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

The evening wouldn't be complete without breaks between the acts - so you can soak up the atmosphere on our Hawaiian inspired beach!

WHY? If your band would like to preform email jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

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Salsa at The Farm with Son Yambu

A thrilling night of authentic music and salsa, on our dance floor!

Son Yambu play Cuban son – the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa. They give this irresistible music a contemporary edge, bringing their audiences a truly, sensational, authentic Latin music experience.

WHY? Join us for a free salsa workshop before the event, spaces are limited so don’t miss out!

Courtyard Theatre
£15, Supporters £13 | This is a standing event with some allocated seating


@sonyambu
<a target="
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Son Yambu's website

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Little Red Robin Hood

Presented by Garlic Theatre.

Puppeteer Mark discovers he has lost Little Red Riding Hood, what is he going to do! Luckily he finds Robin Hood, who agrees to go on a quest to take some cakes and flowers to Grandma. Will he stay on the path? Or will he discover the big bad wolf who looks a bit like the Sherriff of Nottingham!

WHY? A fun take of this classic tale, featuring beautifully crafted puppets, clowning and gentle humour

Age Guidance: 3+ years

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

Garlic Theatre's website

@nordenfarm

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The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog by Alfred Hitchcock

Silent film with live music presented by Cornford Music.

Dan and Marisa Cornford provide an original score and accompaniment to Hitchcock’s 1927 thriller, based on the story of Jack the Ripper. Fast-paced and packed with suspense, it has long been acclaimed as the first wholly Hitchcockian film.

WHY? Ivor Novello gives a chilling performance in the central role

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Cornford Music's website
@CornfordMusic
@nordenfarm

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Celebrating Schubert - St John’s Chamber Players with Robert Cheung (piano)

The third of four classical recitals that are taking place during our summer season.

Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor
Schubert/Liszt 2 Song transcriptions
Schubert Duo in A for violin and piano, D.574
Liszt Liebestraume
Schubert Quintet in A (Trout)

No series celebrating Schubert would be complete without the Trout Quintet, one of the most entertaining chamber works ever composed. Liszt was a great admirer of Schubert, and made many elegant transcriptions of his songs for solo piano.

WHY? A rare chance to hear an early quartet movement by Mahler

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50) (£5 under 16s)

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, this three piece band are preaching country blues like you have never heard.

The line up features Jim Davies (guitar, vocals), Tom Davies (double bass, vocals) and Sam Roberts (guitar, vocals).

WHY? Expect a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon’s blues

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

Goat Roper Rodeo Band's website
@TheGoatropers
@nordenfarm

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Celebrating Schubert - St John’s Chamber Players with Rebecca van den Berg (soprano)

The fourth and final classical recital that rounds off our summer concert series.

Mozart Flute Quartet in D, K.285
Schubert 5 Songs
Schumann Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano
Liszt Elegie for cor anglais
Schubert Piano Trio in E flat, D.929

Regular collaborator Rebecca van den Berg contributes some Schubert Lieder, and Liszt is represented by a recently discovered fragment for cor anglais.

WHY? Our summer series featuring the music of Schubert and Liszt concludes with one of the greatest of all piano trios, Schubert’s majestic E flat

£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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An Evening with Nik Kershaw

Following the success of his 2014 Me, Myself and I tour, Nik Kershaw returns to Norden Farm.

An intimate evening of songs and stories in the company of one of the UK's most respected songwriters.

Courtyard Theatre
£25

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Kathakali

Presented by The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company.

Celebrating 30 years of touring the UK and the success of the 2015 UK Tour The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company is back in Britain in 2017 - direct from Kerala, with unforgettable Kathakali performances performed by top international performers, superb singers, rhythmic drummers and highly skilled make-up artists.

Kathakali is the classical dance drama of Kerala. It embraces drama, dance, music, visuals and ritual to create the most exotic, visually exciting and powerful forms of theatre. Colourful costumes and elaborate three dimensional make up magically transforms the actors into gods, kings, devils and princesses. They tell universal stories from the Hindu epics.

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

@KalaChethenaKat
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the Kala Chethena Kathakali Company website

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Pete Firman

Join the UK’s leading comedian/magician for a night of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic.

Recently seen on Tonight at The London Palladium (ITV1) The Next Great Magician (ITV1) and Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief (BBC1) and star of BBC1’s The Magicians, expect Pete’s trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic.

He has guested on countless TV shows, including BBC2’s The Sarah Millican Television Programme, BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, BBC1’s Celebrity Mastermind and BBC3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live.

'The new poster-boy for British comedy magic' The Telegraph

'The best magic tricks in the universe' The Independent

'The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century' The Times

Plus support to be announced.

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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.

‘High Wattage Charisma’ (Guardian) from the ‘hilarious and charming’ (The Mirror) host of Virgin Radio's Drive-time show, The Xtra Factor and Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live!

@MattRichardson3
@nordenfarm

Matt Richardson'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).

'He is on irresistible form' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'A master of unlocking the humour in everything' ★★★★ The List

'Creative and clever humour that leaves the audience in stitches' ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

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Hairy Maclary & Friends

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

Anyone with young children will recognise these immortal words instantly as the opening lines of the book Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd.

Featuring many of the characters from the books like 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.

'A vibrant, fun filled show that cleverly brings Lynley Dodd’s much-loved children’s books to life’ Primary Times

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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.

‘Defiantly delightful’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘Comic fizz, emotional ballast and cross-dressing that looks like sorcery’ The Guardian

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Oye Santana

The power… the passion… the perfection

Join Oye Santana for 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 – played with power, passion and perfection.

Prepare yourself for guitar wizardry, keyboard mastery, astonishing vocals and powerhouse brass and a rhythm section with more groove than you could shake a pair of maracas at.

You’ll be open mouthed, we promise. But there’s more to Oye Santana than that. Every date we play is a show and every track is a fiesta – come and listen, come and dance, come and party.

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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

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards - Best Newcomer 2015

Chortle Awards - Best Newcomer 2014

‘Eye-catchingly odd and disarmingly honest’ Independent

‘Compelling, beautifully constructed’ Guardian

‘Today’s stand up comedy fan kids are lucky to have her. She makes the world a less scary place’ Beyond The Joke

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

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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.

‘Certain belly laughs’ ★★★★ Sunday Times

‘Talented up-and-comer’ The Guardian

'One of the more appealing – and cerebral – stand-ups to have emerged in recent years’ The Telegraph

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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 die-hard fans alike.

Age guidance 12+ years.

'Ridiculously silly… wickedly funny' ★★★★★ The Times

'A joy to behold' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Supersmart and terrifically funny' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'A bravura slab of improvisation' Independent

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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.

'He creates a remarkable intimacy with his audience. A must see' The Age

'His routines have the mark of those which are quoted from for years to come' The Herald

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

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Mawkin

In 2015 Mawkin delivered their self-produced and critically acclaimed album The Ties That Bind.

Their ‘unapologetically energetic’ approach and DIY ethic surprised critics, fans and welcomed new audience members describing them as a ‘modern day Fairport’.

With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals the band modernise traditional folk material with their own touch and have since excited audiences with their artillery of loud, boisterous, foot stomping live sets. Critics of the album suggested that Mawkin might fill the ‘Bellowhead shaped hole’ so it seemed only natural to support them on their farewell tour of 2016 amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates.

The band members have a wealth of other musical experience between them with brothers David and James’s involvement with Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, Jim Moray, Topette!, and the two providing stand-in support for members of Bellowhead. Nick Cooke is Kate Rusby and False Lights’ melodeon player, is a professional mastering engineer and has worked with some of the most iconic producers in our lifetime. Lee Richardson, who’s former background was in dance music, is an award winning producer of TV, advertising and trailer music.

‘Masculine, Muscular Folk Quintet’ The Independent

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

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Miki

Christmas 2017

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, songs to sing along to 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 for Christmas 2011. Miki is created by Slot Machine, the company that have previously brought enchanting 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 ticket if booked before Thursday 31 August

Presented by Norden Farm and Slot Machine in association with Fresh Glory Productions.

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Bye Bye Baby

A celebration of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Bye Bye Baby is more than your average tribute band. They deliver a full theatre show covering the journey of the Four Seasons from the very beginning up until the Disco era and the rock and roll hall of fame. In fact a musical journey through the sounds of one of the most successful bands of all time.

They perform thirty-one numbers in close four part harmony, with slick choreography and the recognisable falsetto this really sets the scene for a great night.The show demonstrates the diversity and harmonic sounds as once performed by the great band themselves.

This sensational production features many of the bands worldwide hits, including: Beggin', Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Lets Hang On, Rag Doll, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye), Sherry, Working My Way Back To You, Big Girls Don't Cry and many more!

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The Albion Christmas Band

Traditional English Christmas music, dancing and celebration.

An Albion Christmas has been touring for nearly 20 years. It features the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band), Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings. Expect a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£19.50

@nordenfarm

Albion Band's website

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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.

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about 9 hours ago Timeline Photos Calling all kids and well-trained adults! Big Howard's LOL-tastic Yukfest for Kids and Well-Trained Adults makes a stop in Maidenhead this Half Term! Join him for plenty of mischievous mayhem on Mon 29 May 11.30am and 2pm. More info and tickets here ---> https://norden.farm/events/big-howard-s-lol-tastic-yukfest-for-kids-and-well-trained-adults

about 21 hours ago Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Half term is almost here - hooray! If you're looking for some school holiday inspiration, look no further. We have a full to bursting line up of shows, films, storytelling and craft to keep all ages entertained - right here in Maidenhead! Check out some highlights below or click here to view the full line up --> http://bit.ly/EventsSchoolHoliday

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