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Kumiko The Treasure Hunter (12A)

Dir: David Zellner 2014

A lonely Japanese woman abandons her structured life in Tokyo. She heads to the Minnesota wilderness to find a satchel of money rumoured to be hidden there.

WHY? ‘A miraculously subtle performance by Rinko Kikuchi and some striking photography bolster this engaging if quirky odyssey’ Empire Magazine

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James Church's Cabaret Night with Issy van Randwyck and Tim McArthur

The pianist and producer hosts his final Cabaret Night.

West End star Issy is well known as having been one of Fascinating Aida's longest serving sopranos. Her successful solo career has seen her perform at prestigious venues such as The Crazy Coqs, The Purcell Rooms and Pizza on the Park.
Issy's theatre credits include starring roles in the West End production of Dirty Dancing, the National Theatre revival of A Little Night Music, Closer Than Ever and Anyone Can Whistle at Jermyn Street Theatre, Kiss Me Kate at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and A Song of Singapore at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Issy is supported by international cabaret performer Tim McArthur. He has performed at venues such as New York's Don't Tell Mama, London's Canal Cafe and Kuala Lumpur's brand new Theatre Lounge Cafe. Tim has supported artists such as Graham Norton, Julian Clary and Bobby Davro... and lived to tell the tale!

  •  19 Apr SOLD OUT
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Body Control Pilates (Intermediate)

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.

Tues 21 Apr – Tues 19 May
£40 per 5 week course
£48 for 6 week course
£112 for all 3 courses

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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.

Tues 21 Apr – 19 May
£40 per 5 week course
£48 for 6 week course
£112 for all 3 courses

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Tues 21 Apr – 7 Jul (exc. 26 May and 2 Jun)
£60 per 10 week course

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White God (15)

Dir: Kornél Mundruczó 2014 (Hungarian with English subtitles)

A stunning allegorical tale. Legions of abandoned dogs share an instinct for savage retribution against their human oppressors.

WHY? ‘A fantasia of canine madness that looks sometimes like a horror-thriller… sometimes like a tribute to Hitchcock's The Birds’ ★★★★ The Guardian

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Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Led by Juliette Tieku-Smith

Chant rhythmic rhymes, play with finger puppets, dress up, let loose on the dance floor and jam out on percussion. Suitable for ages 6 months and over.

£20 for block booking of 4 or £6 per session. Sibling discount £1.50.

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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Beginners work on projects which introduce classic techniques in metalworking and will end with a set of jewellery. Learn skills including cutting, soldering, filing, polishing and texturing. More experienced students are shown new techniques and guided on how to move forward with their own designs and projects. Materials cost to tutor for first 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Wed 22 Apr – Wed 20 May
£84 per 5 week course

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Crochet Club

Crochet offers a way to relax, to be creative and to have fun.

Learn in a relaxed atmosphere at this new addition to the Norden Farm Night School.
Learn basic stitches and techniques in a supportive environment or for those with experience, come along and get expert tips for your projects.


Bring a 4mm hook and some light coloured smooth double knitting yarn or buy a starter kit on the night from £5.

£10 per session.

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BAFTA Shorts (15)

Dir: Will Anderson, Rachel Tunnard, Oscar Sharp, Michael Lennox, Marcus Armitage, Daisy Jacobs, Aleem Khan, Ainslie Henderson 2014

A feature length selection of short live action and animated films from the EE British Academy Film Awards 2015.


WHY? Includes The Bigger Picture and Boogaloo and Graham – both BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated

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Arts Award

Led by Julie Loison.

Arts Award supports children and young people to enjoy the arts, develop creative and leadership skills and achieve a national qualification.

A chance for young people interested in the arts to enhance their knowledge, understanding and creative skills by working towards the Bronze, Silver or Gold Arts Award. Each term is 10 weeks long. Participants will also see two live events at Norden Farm as part of the cost of the term.

Suitable for all abilities.

From Thur 23 April | 5.15pm – 6.45pm
School Year 7 – 13

  •  23 Apr
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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.

Thur 23 Apr – Thur 21 May
£32 per 5 week course

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Thur 23 Apr – 21 May
£32 per 5 week course

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Hal Cruttenden - Work in Progress. Supported by Pierre Novellie

You may have recently seen Hal on BBC1's The Great British Bake Off; An Extra Slice, Live at the Apollo and Mock The Week amongst others.

Join him as he road tests his brand new show.

'An absolute joy to watch… fabulous” ★★★★ The Scotsman
'Hilarious!’ ★★★★ The Evening Standard

Hal is supported by Pierre Novellie with his Work In Progress show who comes to Norden Farm following a smash hit debut Edinburgh run. He has been seen on BBC3's Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, is a Chortle Award Nominee and winner of the Amused Moose Laugh Off.

'The dawn of a major talent' The Guardian

WHY? The chance to see material from two comedians before anyone else

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Yoga - Spring Term 2

Led by Julie Potter.

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

Fri 27 Feb – 24 Apr (exc 27 Mar, 3 Apr and 10 Apr)
£42 per 6 week course

Click here to download the information sheet for this course

  •  24 Apr
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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.

£20 for block booking of 4 or £6 per session. Sibling discount £1.50.

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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Beginners work on projects which introduce classic techniques in metalworking and will end with a set of jewellery. Learn skills including cutting, soldering, filing, polishing and texturing. More experienced students are shown new techniques and guided on how to move forward with their own designs and projects. Materials cost to tutor for first 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Fri 24 Apr – Fri 22 May
£84 per 5 week course

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Fun with Acrylics: Trees and Woodlands

Led by Karen Carter.

A fun day using expressive techniques, applying paint with palette knives, cardboard, sticks, pipettes and more to convey the many qualities of trees from rough tactile bark to the movement of wind through the branches! Suitable for all levels of experience. £1.50 materials fee to tutor.

  •  24 Apr SOLD OUT
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Make Silver Jewellery 3

Led by Janet Richardson.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Beginners work on projects which introduce classic techniques in metalworking and will end with a set of jewellery. Learn skills including cutting, soldering, filing, polishing and texturing. More experienced students are shown new techniques and guided on how to move forward with their own designs and projects. Materials cost to tutor for first 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Fri 24 Apr – Fri 22 May
£84 per 5 week course

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Digi Den

Led by DJ Mhlanga

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

School Year 7 – 13| £80 per 10 week term

  •  24 Apr
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Youth Theatre - Group G

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Explore all elements of drama including scriptwriting, devising and directing and work towards regular performances at Norden Farm. Each term is 10 weeks long. Suitable for all abilities.

Seniors £97 per term (from Fri 24 April)
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photo credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Voodoo Room - A Tribute to the Music of Jimi Hendrix and Cream

Paying homage to the first super groups of classic blues and rock.

Their refreshingly energetic and unpretentious live show is not to be missed! Voodoo Room deliver a full on show that features all the Hendrix and Cream hits, performed with an energy and virtuosity that transcends tribute band status.
The sheer musical ability of the band is a force to be reckoned with - it is simply great music performed by great players of genuine pedigree.

WHY? The last time the band were at Norden Farm, the crowd would not let them go!

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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 of experience.

Summer 2015 Dates
Sat 2 May – Sat 8 Aug (exc 23 May and 18 Jul)
£8 per class or £91 for 13 week course

Click here to download the information sheet for these classes

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Benedict Romain.

An intensive drawing session dedicated to drawing portraits; capturing likenesses in a range of materials through varied approaches. Experiment with alternative exercises and traditional techniques, drawing both from life and from photographs.

Click here to download the information sheet for this workshop

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Piano Lessons

Led by Minor Atabek

Make Saturdays a musical day in your week. Playing the piano is not only fun, but also good for memory and concentration. Prepare for ABRSM or Trinity exams or learn just for yourself. Suitable for all levels of experience. Age 5 – 14 years.

Sat 25 Apr – 23 May and Sat 13 Jun – 11 Jul
Lessons held between 10am and 12pm

20 min lesson £75 per 5 week course
40 min lesson £140 per 5 week course

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Kathak Dance - Beginners

Led by Amrit Bhamra and Devika Shangari.

A chance to experience the most exhilarating classical dance style of Northern India! Students will have the opportunity to work towards annual exams in this beautiful rhythmic dance style. Each term is 10 weeks long.

Suitable for ages 4+ years and all abilities.

Beginners l 11.30am – 12pm l £37 per term (from Sat 25 April)

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Kathak Dance - Intermediate

Led by Amrit Bhamra and Devika Shangari.

A chance to experience the most exhilarating classical dance style of Northern India! Students will have the opportunity to work towards annual exams in this beautiful rhythmic dance style. Each term is 10 weeks long.

Suitable for ages 4+ years and all abilities.

Intermediate l 10.30am – 11.30am l £73 per term (from Sat 25 April)

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Create a Japanese Koi Carp Kite

Led by Erica Sharpe.

To celebrate Children's Day in Japan, create a colourful ‘Koinobori’ (koi carp kite). Learn collage and paper cutting techniques particular to Japanese art and learn about some of the customs of Children's Day in Japan. Suitable for ages 7-10 years.

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Still Alice (12A)

Dir: Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer 2014

Renowned linguistics professor Alice Howland is diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heart breaking and inspiring.

WHY? Julianne Moore is Oscar nominated for her role and won the BAFTA award for Best Actress

Please note that the 10.30am Parent and Baby screening on Wednesday 29 April 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 cup of tea); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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The Vinyl Frontier - Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'

A highly sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

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

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit John's website

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)

Dir: John Madden 2015

Hotel owner Sonny has only one room available for new arrivals Guy and Lavinia. He joins forces with his residents to open a second hotel.

WHY? Ann all star cast includes Bill Nighy, Dame Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Dev Patel and Richard Gere

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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 2015
Sun 4 Jan - 3 May (exc 5 Apr)

Summer 2015
Sun 10 May – 6 Sept

Click here to download the information sheet for this class

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Bitesize Opera: Mozart Opera Scenes

Some of the most talented young opera singers from London conservatoires perform a selection of 'bitesize' scenes.

Each showcases the delicious comedy and charm of Mozart's operatic classics in vibrant new English translations. Including much loved arias and rousing ensembles, these scenes bring to life the thrilling drama of opera with a contemporary twist.

WHY? A delightful operatic entrée for fresh audiences and refined palates alike

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Youth Theatre - Group H

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Explore all elements of drama including scriptwriting, devising and directing and work towards regular performances at Norden Farm. Each term is 10 weeks long. Suitable for all abilities.

Seniors £97 per term (from Sun 26 April)
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photo credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Matt Forde: 24 Hour Political Party People

Following a sellout run in Edinburgh, Matt comes back to celebrate the great and the good (and Ed Miliband).

The countdown to election 2015 starts here with his brand new show. Matt has been seen on Channel 4's three part comedy series John Richard Grows up and 8 out of 10 Cats plus BBC1's Have I Got News For You.

WHY? 'Smooth as silk. Brings confidence and energy to political satire' ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Geeta Rai

An energetic modern Indian dance style. The classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. Each term is 10 weeks long.

Suitable for ages 6+ years and all abilities.

£67 per term.

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Youth Dance - Junior

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton

Develop contemporary performance techniques whilst taking inspiration from other popular dance styles. Groups perform at Norden Farm and the Lift Off Dance Festival at South Hill Park. Each term is 10 weeks long.

Suitable for all abilities.

9 – 13 years l £67 per term

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Youth Dance - Academy

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton

Develop contemporary performance techniques whilst taking inspiration from other popular dance styles. Groups perform at Norden Farm and the Lift Off Dance Festival at South Hill Park. Each term is 10 weeks long. Suitable for all abilities.

14+ years l £73 per term

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A Strange Wild Song

In northern France in the Second World War, three children encounter a lost American soldier in the ruins of their village.

Decades later, the soldier's camera is unearthed and his grandson tries to solve the mystery of the photographs inside. He discovers a world of childhood and imagination, as fragments of war explode into present day.

This tour is presented by house.

WHY? Accompanied by an original, award-winning score

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After School Arts Club - Surrealism & Salvador Dali

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Explore the art of Surrealist artists like Dali and stretch your imagination to create unique artworks! Inspired by the dream-like and other-worldly style of the surrealists, make the ‘impossible’ come to life on paper.

Wednesdays 4pm – 5.15pm
£38 per 4 week course

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Junior Youth Theatre - Group A

Fun and dynamic drama classes led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Explore all elements of drama including scriptwriting, devising and directing and work towards regular performances at Norden Farm. Each term is 10 weeks long. Suitable for all abilities.

Juniors £67 per term (from Wed 29 April)
School Year 2 & 3

Photo credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Junior Youth Theatre - Group B

Fun and dynamic drama classes led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Explore all elements of drama including scriptwriting, devising and directing and work towards regular performances at Norden Farm. Each term is 10 weeks long. Suitable for all abilities.

Juniors £67 per term (from Wed 29 April)
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photo credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre - Academy

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Explore all elements of drama including scriptwriting, devising and directing and work towards regular performances at Norden Farm. Each term is 10 weeks long.

Academy £97 per term (from Wed 29 April)
Suitable for all abilities. School Year 12+.

Photo credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Experimental Textiles

Led by Amanda Schenk and Maggie Kluba.

Push the boundaries of traditional techniques to create exciting and original artworks! Experiment with different methods and learn to interpret mark making; developing skills to create pieces rich in surface texture. During the course, produce several stitch studies or a finished textile artwork.

£15 material fee to tutor.

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Youth Theatre - Group C

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Explore all elements of drama including scriptwriting, devising and directing and work towards regular performances at Norden Farm. Each term is 10 weeks long. Suitable for all abilities

Seniors £97 per term (from Thurs 30 April)
School Year 7 & 8

Photo credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre - Group F

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Explore all elements of drama including scriptwriting, devising and directing and work towards regular performances at Norden Farm. Each term is 10 weeks long. Suitable for all abilities.

Seniors £97 per term (from Thurs 30 April)
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photo credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Julius Caesar

An encore screening from the Globe.

Shakespeare’s tense drama of high politics still resonates even today.

When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his republican friends resolve that his ambition must be curbed. In Rome this can mean only one thing - the great general must be assassinated. But once the deed is done, the idealistic conspirators must reckon with the forces of a new power bloc, led by Mark Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavius. When their armies close at Philippi, will Caesar’s ghost be avenged?

This sell out production employed authentic Renaissance costumes and staging. Dominic Dromgoole's impassioned interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s classic plays showcased 'a rapport between the performers and the audience that feels genuinely magical' (Daily Telegraph).

★★★★ Financial Times ★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★ Time Out

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Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

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

Fri 1 May – 12 Jun (exc 29 May)

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Friday Night Flamenco

Led by Laticia Iglesias.

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

Fri 1 May – 12 Jun (exc 29 May) and 19 Jun – 24 Jul
£42 per 6 week course

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John Hegley - I am Poetato

Join poet and performer John as he dips into an animal alphabet of poems about people, pets and other creatures.

In addition to John’s extensive live work he has published ten critically acclaimed books. He is a TV and radio regular, most recently in his own BBC Radio 4 series Who Does John Hegley Think He Is?.

WHY? ‘An incurable entertainer’ The Guardian

Suitable for ages 6+ years.

@JohnHegley
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit John's website

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John Hegley - New and Selected Potatoes

The UK’s favourite performance poet, comedian and musician hits the road.

With his mandolin in hand, John performs pieces new and older - sung, spoken and awoken with dance. Expect meditations upon family, celery and happier Daleks.
Light and lyrical. Deep and daft. Come and sing.

WHY? ‘Scandalously talented’ Sunday Times
'Awesomely mundane' Independent

@JohnHegley
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit John's website

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Calm Reflection and Mighty Torrents - Drawing Water in Charcoal and Soft or Oil Pastels

Led by Jo Hall.

Explore the use of chalk or oil pastels to depict water in a variety of landscapes; from still lake water to cascading waterfalls. Inspired by artists such as Turner, Cezanne and Monet, learn to depict turbulence, flow and reflections.

Suitable for all abilities.

Tue 5 May – 9 Jun (exc 26 May)
£82 for 5 week course or £18 per class

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ROH Live: La Fille Mal Gardee

Live screening (Tuesday, encore Wednesday).

Fredrick Ashton’s celebrated comedy, performed by The Royal Ballet, features an abundance of farmyard merriment and plenty of romance.

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Relaxed drop in sessions (advance booking recommended). Suitable for all levels of experience.

Acceptance

Tuesday 5 May

We often waste a lot of time and energy worrying because things are not the way that we would like them to be. Acceptance is about a willingness to let go of our fantasy of how things should be and being open to enjoy things as they are.

Living in our Heads

Tuesday 2 June

For many of us, our bodies are used primarily to carry our heads around! This session looks at our relationship with our body and how to begin to integrate it with our mind.

Beginner’s Mind

Tuesday 7 July

This session is about looking at the ordinary in a new light, as if looking at it for the first time. Part of this is noticing our habitual ways of dealing with things which gives us the opportunity to choose a different way to respond.

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Book Club

Price includes a drink from the bar.

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

Titles for Summer are:

May: A Dead Hand by Paul Theroux
June: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
July: Still Alice by Lisa Genova
August: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Click here to download the Book Club information sheet

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Celtic Fiddle Festival

Celebrating the violin in all its globe trotting variations.

Sold out tours and standing ovations give testimony to the electricity and excitement generated by this quartet. The line up includes world renowned Irish fiddler Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaître and guitarist Nicolas Quemener from Brittany and André Brunet from Québec. They showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles.

WHY? ‘Ratchets up the temperature as they ricochet through everything from magnificent Québecois tunes to Breton marches to the Irish tradition’ The Irish Times


Click here to visit the Celtic Fiddle Festival website

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The Vinyl Frontier - The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

A highly sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

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

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit The Vinyl Frontier website

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Gypsy Fire - Acoustic Spectacular

Be propelled on a musical journey through style and time in this feast for the senses.

Narrated by the mysterious ‘Creator’ this dynamic show combines breathtaking musical performances with an otherworldly theatrical ambience. Featuring the award winning Ben Holder (violin), Will Barnes and Stuart Carter-Smith (acoustic guitars) and Paul Jefferies (double bass)

WHY? Four virtuoso musicians weave darkness, excitement, exuberance and great beauty through some of music’s most iconic eras

@GypsyFireGuitar
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Gypsy Fire's website

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Robin Ince - Blooming Buzzing Confusion

In a fast follow up to /In (and out of) His Mind/, comedian Robin Ince continues to prod into our brains with a sharpened pencil to try and work out just how much free will anyone can have.

Is anyone a freethinker?

Looking at Milgram, Mcluhan and experiments into the mind, Robin tries to work out if we can arm ourselves against mass media despots and live life pragmatically or will we always just be clumsy animals justifying each mistake with a well-honed alibi?

Well, it will be something like that - basically, another night of shouting, gesticulating, gurning and enquiring - a curious mind and id on the rampage.

WHY? Robin is a Sony Gold award winner, three times Chortle award winner and has received the Time Out outstanding achievement award

@robinince
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Robin's website

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

A thrilling adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s only novel to celebrate the 125th anniversary of its publication.

A beautiful, narcissistic young man becomes infatuated by an exquisite portrait of himself. He makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture grows old. Combining drawing room comedy and gothic horror, this is a gripping and hugely entertaining theatrical event.

WHY? From the company who brought The Trials of Oscar Wilde to Norden Farm and adapted by the playwright’s grandson

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold members until Friday 27 March

@EuropeanArtsCo
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the European Arts Company website

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Ralph McTell

Ralph McTell celebrates 50 years as a professional musician and this quintessential English singer-songwriter-guitarist is back on tour.

Ralph’s shows feature beautifully crafted narrative songs combined with dexterous, finger-style guitar playing and evocative storytelling.

Why Ralph will of course include the Ivor Novello award winning Streets Of London.

@Ralph_McTell
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Ralph's website

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NT Live: Man and Superman

Live screening (Thursday, encore Sunday).

Ralph Fiennes stars in George Bernard Shaw’s witty and provocative classic that asks fundamental questions about how we live.

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The Willows

The folk band’s first album was nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards and was followed by performances at the Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival and Secret Garden Party.

Between them, the band play shruti box, banjo, guitar, violin, dobro, and bodhran. They perform original, traditional and covered songs side by side.

WHY? ‘They sort of straddle the worlds between Americana and English roots music and do it in a very very deft way’ Mike Harding Folk Show

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold members until Friday 27 March

@TheWillowsBand
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit The Willows website

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Big Red Bath

Rubba-Dubba-Giggle, Rubba-Dubba-Laugh, there’s magic to be found in the Big Red Bath.

Ben and Bella are in the bath at the end of a busy day. Join them on a bubbly, barmy adventure around the world and home again celebrating all things bath time. A vibrant and fun adaptation of the popular children’s picture book. Suitable for ages 2+.

WHY? ‘The young audience were rapt from the moment the show started. A fun, energetic and delightful production’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

@HalfMoonTheatre
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the Half Moon website

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Fun with Acrylics: Paint like the Impressionists

Led by Karen Carter

Inspired by the style of the Impressionist painters and using acrylics to create the qualities of oil paint, experiment with infusing paintings with light and colour. A basic knowledge of acrylics is useful.

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

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Spring into Jazz with Gordon Campbell (trombone)

A UK jazz icon and principal Trombone of BBC Radio Big Band, Gordon is a musician with a great swinging style.

Supported by Will Gibson (sax) and ‘the rhythm section of all time’ – Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? Gordon has worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Bassey, Barbara Streisand and Laurie Holloway

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold members until Friday 27 March

Click here to visit Gordon's website

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Explore the complexities of the human form by working from a professional life model. Learn traditional charcoal drawing methods as well as new, experimental techniques. Half day sessions comprise a variety of short and long poses. Full day sessions also include a prolonged pose to allow for sustained work on one piece.

Sat 16 May 10am - 1pm
Sat 13 June 10am - 3pm

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St John's Chamber Orchestra

Jonathan Stone (violin) Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Jonathan Stone (violin)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Beethoven Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5

Beethoven’s sublime concerto is complemented by one of Tchaikovsky’s finest orchestral works, an impassioned mixture of fate and heady optimism.

WHY? Jonathan Stone is a member of the internationally acclaimed Doric Quartet

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NT Live: A View from the Bridge

Encore screenings of the Young Vic’s sell-out production, starring Mark Strong.

Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale.

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Alex Horne: Edinburgh Preview

The award winning comedian is the creator and host of BBC Radio 4’s Alex Horne Presents: The Horne Section. He has taken nine solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and received a Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for Best Comedy Show. This is your chance to see Alex try out material for his new Edinburgh Fringe show.

WHY? ‘Horne has superb timing and fascinating delivery... Pure comedy gold’ Metro

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold members until Friday 27 March

@AlexHorne
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Alex's website

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Fun with Acrylics: Expressive and Bold

Led by Karen Carter

Free up and let go! Working on a large scale, this workshop encourages energetic mark-making and a bold approach to create expressive and dynamic paintings. Some basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable.

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

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The Alter Eagles

An authentic tribute performing the very best of The Eagles from country rock to hard rocking numbers, showcasing the trademark duelling electric guitars.

Lauded for their accuracy, the Alter Eagles perform a two hour set. Expect all the greatest hits including Hotel California, Desperado, Life In The Fast Lane, Lyin' Eyes, Take It Easy and One Of These Nights.

WHY? ‘This standard of playing – and of musicianship – Is truly world class’ Lemonrock Gig Guide

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold members until Friday 27 March

@altereaglesuk
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit The Alter Eagles website

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Introduction to Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

‘You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf’ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Step out of the ‘doing mode’ and explore just ‘being’ for a few hours in this introductory course with a fully qualified teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. Students will learn about mindfulness and be guided through a range of practices.

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The Eurovision Song Contest - live screening

Join in at our second ever Eurovision party!

Can Electro Velvet reverse the UK’s fortunes of recent entries? All the fun of the Euro pop night including over-the-top singing, costumes, voting and the whole show screened live.

WHY? Dress up, fly the flag and bring the bunting!


@Eurovision
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the Eurovision Song Contest website

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Arts and Crafts Session

Hour long activities themed magic, journeys and adventure. The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

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Rapunzel

This is a story about a girl. The story happened in a once upon a time, and in a once upon a place. The girl was called Rapunzel.

The classic tale by the Brothers Grimm is told in an inventive, visual and physical style with live music and magical design. Suitable for ages 3+ years.

WHY? ‘One of the most inspired ensembles specialising in work for very young children’ The Guardian

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold members until Tuesday 27 March

@tuttifruttiprod
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the tutti frutti website

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Home (U)

Tip and a fugitive alien named Oh embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

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Cinderella (U)

Inspired by the classic Disney tale. Can Ella make it to the ball with the help of her Fairy Godmother?

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An Evening with the War Poets

A special event on the centenary of the death of Julian Grenfell DSO, Maidenhead’s very own war poet, on 26 May 1915.

Poems, diaries and letters from male and female war poets selected and presented by Maidenhead Heritage Centre.

WHY? Strong local connections

Click here to visit the Maidenhead Heritage Centre website

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James and the Giant Peach

James Henry Trotter’s parents are eaten by an escaped rhinoceros during a trip to London.

He is sent to live with his two gruesome aunts who refuse to let him play with other children. When James accidentally spills a sack of green crocodile tongues onto a peach tree, it grows the biggest fruit ever seen! Soon James sets off on an adventure that takes him over land, sea and sky! Suitable for ages 5+ years.

WHY? Roald Dahl’s classic book is brought to life

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold members until Friday 27 March

@BlueOrangeThtr
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the Blue Orange Theatre Company website

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Hailey Tuck

Hailey’s uniquely captivating voice sits somewhere between Billie Holiday, Regina Spektor and Ella Fitzgerald.

She enchants audiences with classics such as My Funny Valentine and surprises with her unique take on tracks by Bob Dylan and Maroon 5. Hailey released her debut EP last year. She has since has performed over forty shows across Europe and Asia. Hailey also supported Jamie Cullum at his Parisian album launch.

WHY? ‘The soul of a Jazz Age libertine’ Entertainment Weekly

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold members until Friday 27 March

@Haileytuck
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Hailey's website

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The Journey Home

Join Polar Bear as he sets off in search of a new home when the ice starts melting.

Travelling through storms, busy shipping lanes and across oceans, he picks up some exciting friends along the way. Meet them all on their journey of discovery and friendship? Adapted from the acclaimed children’s book by award winning author Frann Preston-Gannon. Suitable for ages 3+ years.

WHY? ‘A stunning piece of visual theatre’ Frann Preston-Gannon, author of the book

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold members until Friday 27 March

@LittleATheatre
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the Little Angel Theatre website

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Paul Lamb and the King Snakes

Acknowledged globally as one of the very finest purveyors of rhythm and blues.

Paul Lamb and the King Snakes have been inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame. They have released over fourteen albums and won countless awards. Paul Lamb has represented Britain in the World Harmonica Championships. Mark Knopfler has said of him ‘This is blues harp as good as it gets’.

WHY? ‘You just have to stand back and admire the sheer brilliance of their musicianship’ Blues and Rhythm Magazine

@PaulLambKS
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the Paul Lamb and the King Snakes website

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Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show - for Kids (and childish Grown Ups!)

The time travelling Victorian magicians unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility.

Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea! Suitable for ages 5+ years.

WHY? Mixing brain busting illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, this is a show for all the family – where magic and silliness abound!

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold members until Tuesday 24 March

@MorganMagic
@WestMagic
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Morgan and West's website

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Lucy Beaumont - We can Twerk it Out

Foster’s Best Newcomer nominee 2014.

Lucy is the winner of The BBC New Comedy Award, Chortle Best Newcomer and star of BBC 3's Live at the Electric. This is her hugely anticipated debut show. Spend an hour in Lucy's universe on the North East coast with her unique blend of surreal, offbeat humour and big belly laughs.

WHY? ‘A new voice in stand up both metaphorically and literally’ Chortle

@lucybeaumont
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Lucy's website

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Body Control Pilates (Intermediate)

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.

Tues 2 Jun – Tues 30 Jun
£40 per 5 week course
£48 for 6 week course
£112 for all 3 courses

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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.

Tues 2 Jun – Tues 30 Jun
£40 per 5 week course
£48 for 6 week course
£112 for all 3 courses

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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Beginners work on projects which introduce classic techniques in metalworking and will end with a set of jewellery. Learn skills including cutting, soldering, filing, polishing and texturing. More experienced students are shown new techniques and guided on how to move forward with their own designs and projects. Materials cost to tutor for first 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Wed Jun – Wed 1 Jul
£84 per 5 week course

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After School Arts Club - Pop Art & Andy Warhol

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Be inspired by the bold style of Andy Warhol’s prints and print your own self portrait. Learn about printing, colour blocking and explore comic strip styles to make a statement artwork to take home.

Wed 3 June – Wed 24 June | 4pm – 5.15pm
£38 per 4 week course

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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.

Thur 4 Jun – Thur 2 Jul
£32 per 5 week course

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Kathakali

One of the world’s foremost Indian theatre companies return to the UK.

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? ‘Spectacularly beautiful!’ The Daily Telegraph

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold Members until Wednesday 1 April

@KalaChethenaKat
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the Kala Chethena Kathakali Company website

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Jasper Cromwell-Jones - This is Not a Holiday

The buffoonish creation of award winning comedian Joe Bor. When hapless, upper crust adventurer Jasper learns that daddy is in the Outback, off he pops to Australia.

His mission becomes more about survival than retrieval. He’s not helped by his laddish cousin Jimmy or his obsessive fan Gemma. Luckily Bear Grylls proves to be much more helpful.

WHY? ‘The high gag rate puts many other character comics to shame’ The Guardian

@josephbor
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Joe's website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Thur 4 Jun – Thur 2 Jul
£32 per 5 week course

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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Beginners work on projects which introduce classic techniques in metalworking and will end with a set of jewellery. Learn skills including cutting, soldering, filing, polishing and texturing. More experienced students are shown new techniques and guided on how to move forward with their own designs and projects. Materials cost to tutor for first 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Fri 5 Jun – Fri 3 Jul
£84 per 5 week course

  •   5 Jun SOLD OUT
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Fun with Acrylics: Acrylic and Ink Landscapes

Led by Karen Carter.

Create lively interpretations of photographs or sketches of landscapes: experimenting with a combination of transparent and opaque techniques, black ink and tissue paper. A fun and fresh approach - producing exciting results! A basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable.

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

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Make Silver Jewellery 3

Led by Janet Richardson.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Beginners work on projects which introduce classic techniques in metalworking and will end with a set of jewellery. Learn skills including cutting, soldering, filing, polishing and texturing. More experienced students are shown new techniques and guided on how to move forward with their own designs and projects. Materials cost to tutor for first 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Fri 5 Jun – Fri 3 Jul
£84 per 5 week course

  •   5 Jun SOLD OUT
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Anne Janelle with special guest James Hill

The cellist-turned-songwriter creates songs steeped in the rich traditions of folk, pop and blues.

Her classical training combines with evocative and vulnerable lyrics. Anne has released several albums to critical acclaim and won the Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year. She is joined by James Hill on ukulelefiddlefoot percussion.

WHY? ‘Inventive, entertaining, beautifully written and brilliantly performed’ R2 Magazine

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold Members until Wednesday 1 April

@AnneJanelleMus
@jameshillmusiq
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Anne's website

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The Neil Diamond Story - The Life of Legend in Song

A celebration of the life and work of the musical legend.

Featuring iconic songs from a hit filled career such as Cracklin’ Rosie, Love on The Rocks, America, and Play Me alongside much loved album tracks and more recent acoustic material.

WHY? Bob Drury’s one-man show is a ‘must see’ for all Diamond fans

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The Churchfitters

A folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan. Heart wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw.

Foot stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax. The three virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments.

WHY? ‘Musicians who know how to wring every last drop of passion from a song’ folking.com

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold Members until Wednesday 1 April

Click here to visit the Churchfitters website

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Antony and Cleopatra

Encore screenings from the Globe.

When Antony quarrels with his fellow leaders and throws in his lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation threatens to split the Empire in two.

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Dick Tracy

There's been a series of high profile crimes right across the city so the police chief's put his best man on the job – Dick Tracy.

It's down to the square-jawed, hard-hitting, fast-shooting, comic book detective to solve the crime the only way he knows how... the crime solving way. A physical comedy with fooling, live music and lightning quick character changes spattered with mystery, malice and mischief.

WHY? ‘A company on top form and leagues ahead of anyone else doing this work’ ★★★★★ What's On Stage

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold Members until Wednesday 1 April

@LeNavetBete
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the Le Navet Bete website

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ROH Live: La Boheme

Live screening (Wednesday, encores Thursday and Sunday).

The Royal Opera House present Puccini’s timeless romance, set in the Bohemian Paris of the 1830s.

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Ahir Shah & Gareth Richards

Avalon Edinburgh Preview

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

‘He is made for stand-up’ The List

Gareth Richards offers delectable comedy delights, with or without instrumentation. His off-beat and unique style makes him one to watch!

‘He’s a quietly clever craftsman with a big future’ Evening Standard

WHY? Exclusive preview shows from the UK’s biggest comedy agent

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold Members until Wednesday 1 April

@ahirshah
@garethrichards
@nordenfarm

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Fun with Acrylics: Collage, Paint and Line

Led by Karen Carter.

Explore methods for incorporating collage into acrylic painting - combining text, pattern, paint and line to create unique, multi-layered images! Session references the works of John Piper and Mike Bernhard. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable.

Materials fee to tutor £2.50

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

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Summer Sounds with Julian Siegel (saxes)

The internationally in demand musician is known for his creative inspirational sounds.

Supported by Piers Green (sax), and a rhythm section acclaimed at every gig – Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? ‘A world class saxophonist’ Jazz UK

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold Members until Wednesday 1 April

Click here to visit Julian's website

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The Vinyl Frontier - Singles Championship 2015

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

A highly sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold Members until Wednesday 1 April

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit John's website

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Dark Side of the Wall

A live tribute to Pink Floyd.

Now in their 19th year, the award winning band continue to enthral audiences. The nine piece line up combine their obvious on-stage enthusiasm with all the necessary attention to detail.
In well over 2 hours of reverent tribute expect music from all Pink Floyd’s classic albums and feature tracks such as Comfortably Numb, Money, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Another Brick In The Wall.

WHY? Accompanied by a moving light and laser show

@DSoftheWall
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit The Dark Side of the Wall website

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Martin Alvarado: Asi es mi Tango (So This is My Tango)

With his colourful tenor voice and charismatic stage presence, he has toured major venues and festivals around Europe and South America. Internationally acclaimed Finnish pianist and bandoneonista Mikko Helenius is an intriguing and contrasting personality on stage.

WHY? Together they deliver a varied repertoire, including rare Piazzolla songs, crossing the language barrier with often heart-rending interpretations

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold Members until Wednesday 1 April

@alvaradomartin
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Martin's website

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Pierre Bensusan

The ‘Mozart of Guitar’ is back in the UK.

The finger style acoustic guitar virtuoso has been performing for over 40 years. He is recognised as one of the great guitar players of the 21st century and described as a ‘genius’ by the likes of Jon Gomm and Melody Maker. Pierre’s style of playing crosses world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk and more.

WHY? Winner of the 2014 Independent Music Award for Live Performance Album

@PBensusan
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Pierre's website

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Lino Printing: Beginners

Led by Karen Carter

Learn all the basics of this wonderful printing process and produce a set of single and multi-coloured prints, in this structured but relaxed workshop. Learn how to create a design from source materials, how to cut lino and printing techniques. No experience necessary.

Materials fee of £5 payable to tutor.

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Red Priest - Baroque Ensemble

Piers Adams (recorders)
Julia Bishop (violin)
Angela East (cello)
David Wright (harpsichord)

Carnival of the Seasons

Vivaldi's Four Seasons as you have never heard them before!

A dazzling array of baroque 'affects' and theatrical effects bring these pieces vividly to life.

WHY? The four piece baroque super group has become an international phenomenon, turning the period instrument movement on its head

Click here to visit the Red Priest website

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Precious Metal Clay Workshop

Led by Janet Richardson.

Learn a range of techniques for working with this wonderful material, which can be moulded like clay and turned into pure silver by firing (sintering). Create earrings, pendants and charms, leaving with three finished pieces or more. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Materials fee payable to tutor £24

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The Summer Sessions Headlined by New Town Kings

5pm Live music in the Café Bar
7pm Beth Atkinson Studio
8.15pm Fella Courtyard Theatre

Headline at 9.30pm

New Town Kings

The ska reggae collective emphatically blend old school Jamaican rhythms with a fresh dose of UK inspired ska. The eight piece band’s modern twist on classic Jamaican music has seen them tour the country and play with the likes of The Skints, Gentlemen’s Dub Club and US reggae legends The Aggrolites to name a few.

WHY? ‘Nice work from the New Town Kings...the best of Brit reggae’ BBC Radio 1Xtra

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold Members until Wednesday 1 April

@newtownkings
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the New Town Kings website

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Pete Firman - Edinburgh Festival Preview

Join the star of BBC1's The Magicians and the UK's leading comedian/magician as he previews new jokes and tricks for his next show.

Expect his own trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. Suitable for ages 14+ years.

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

This event is on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold Members until Wednesday 1 April

@petefirman
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Pete's website

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Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities

Adapted by Mike Poulton.

Dickens considered A Tale of Two Cities ‘the best story I have ever written’.

Interweaving one family’s personal drama with the terror and chaos of the French Revolution this is an epic story of love, sacrifice and redemption. The ‘Poulton’s adaptation is brilliant… ensures no-one unacquainted with the novel will be baffled’ The Observer.

WHY? ‘Gripping… there isn’t a dull moment’ The Telegraph

An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Family Ticket: 2 adults - £16 each and 2 children - £10 each

@MaidenheadDG
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the Maidenhead Drama Guild website

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Lino Printing: Intermediate

Led by Karen Carter

Progressing from basic lino-cutting techniques, learn how to create unique layered print! The workshop focuses on the reduction cutting method and multiple blocks, with advice given on registration, colour selection and the construction of images. Suitable for those with some experience.

Materials fee of £5 payable to tutor.

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Caddy Cooper and Friends

The acoustic blues, country and folk singer songwriter is a travelling soul.

She has spent the last year dotting across the globe on a British military tour from Afghanistan through Australia, Europe and India. Caddy has played at festivals, had extensive radio play and toured across the UK promoting her critically acclaimed debut album.

WHY? Caddy returns with her band and a brand new album

@CaddyCooper
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Caddy's website

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Vintage Flower Cupcakes

Led by Sophie Turner

Learn how to design and create your own beautiful, vintage inspired cupcakes - perfect for summer tea parties and special occasions! Students will be taught how to ice their cupcakes using simple but effective techniques that can be practiced at home. Six cupcakes are provided per student.

Materials fee of £3 payable to tutor

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Weave by Hand

Led by Erica Sharpe.

Learn how to hand weave a mat using a recycled CD, wool, and textiles! Be inspired by textile artists and create bright, colourful and tactile hand woven mats to take home. Suitable for ages 8+ years.

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Danny Buckler's Magic Salon

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

Danny presents three of the biggest names in magic for an evening of illusion, card tricks and mystery in a chat show revealing how a magician’s mind works.

WHY? Featuring mindreader Luke Jermay and close up magician and sleight of hand artiste Laura London

@DannyBuckler
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Danny's website

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Comedy of Errors

Encore screenings from the Globe.

Shakespeare’s hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.

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Valerie Hobson

She relinquished a film career to become the wife of John Profumo MP. She stood by him when he resigned from Government. Where did this leave Valerie Hobson? After the scandal, the wife answers back in this show about a woman defying her husband’s enemies – and her own ghosts.

WHY? Stars internationally acclaimed West End actress Liz Robertson

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Glyndebourne: Ravel Double Bill

An encore screening from 2012.

Ravel’s two short operas L’heure espagnole and L’enfant et les sortilèges are brought to the stage in Laurent Pelly’s unique interpretation.

L’heure espagnole is a sassy and funny sex farce while L’enfant et les sortilèges is a touching mortality tale in which fantastical fairy tale characters, animals, furniture and crockery all come to life to teach a small boy about kindness.

'A sparkling evening' The Independent
'An evening of wit, style and surreal enchantment' The Daily Mail
'Breathtaking' The Guardian

WHY? This award winning recording stars French mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac and Canadian baritone Elliot Madore

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Nathan Caton & Charlie Baker

For the first time ever, Off the Kerb comedy agents bring rising stars of the comedy world for a series of comedy previews.

Charlie Baker is known for his instant likeability and charming delivery style. He has appeared on TV panel shows and is team captain on Channel 4’s A Short History of Everything Else.

‘A superior take on the modern showman’ The Guardian

Nathan Caton’s award winning combination of personal and topical anecdotes has led to television appearances and his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing.

‘Laidback, on-the-nose material’ The Guardian

WHY? For the first time ever, Off the Kerb comedy agents bring rising stars of the comedy world for a series of comedy previews

@NathanCaton
@BakersTweet
@nordenfarm


Click here to visit the Off the Kerb website

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The Billy Joel Songbook - performed by Elio Pace and his band

Performed by Elio Pace and his band. Following on from his highly acclaimed concerts in New York and Philadelphia, Elio Pace delivers a sensational tour celebrating the music of Billy Joel.

With all the hits including Uptown Girl, Just the Way You Are, My Life and fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man.

'Enthralling, exciting and mesmerising' ★★★★★ LondonTheatre.com

WHY? An electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano player accompanied by his six piece band

@eliopace
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Elio's website

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Experimental Textiles - Book Covers

Led by Amanda Schenk and Maggie Kluba.

Create a beautiful book cover using a sumptuous array of threads and fabrics in a variety of colours. By the end of the day you will have explored texture, colour, drawing with stitch, free machining and appliqué to produce an original notebook cover. Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring your own sewing machine.

Materials fee payable to the tutors £5.

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LDN Wrestling

An all new show for 2015 and a night of action packed drama!

Don’t miss out with top names including British Heavyweight Champion Alan Lee Travis, the Masked Man of Mystery the Dark Lord and many more. See the highest quality, fastest paced, non-stop wrestling action ever seen on these shores! You won’t want to miss this fantastic action packed wrestling family night out.

WHY? Meet the stars after the show and maybe even grab yourself a souvenir or two!

7pm (doors), 7.30pm (bell)

@LDNwrestling
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit The LDN Wrestling website

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ROH Live: William Tell

Live screening.

Damiano Michieletto makes his Royal Opera House debut with a new production of Rossini's final opera and greatest masterpiece.

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Body Control Pilates (Intermediate)

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.

Tues Jul 7 – Tues 18 Aug (exc 28 Jul)
£40 per 5 week course
£48 for 6 week course
£112 for all 3 courses

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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.

Tues Jul 7 – Tues 18 Aug (exc 28 Jul)
£40 per 5 week course
£48 for 6 week course
£112 for all 3 courses

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Iain Lee vs Radio

The award winning radio and TV presenter picks some of the most hilarious moments from the history of the wireless.

Why did Nicky Campbell drop himself in it when talking about foxes? What do callers to local radio REALLY think about Mayor Boris Johnson? And surely old lady professors know what you can and what you most definitely can't say on the radio?

WHY? These are the clips that all radio presenters would rather you forgot and Iain has collected them into a hilarious show

@iainlee
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Iain's website

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

9 Jul – 6 Aug
£32 per 5 week course

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Ed Gamble & Carl Donnelly

Your chance to see exclusive material before this summer’s Edinburgh Festival.

Ed Gamble is one half the idiot double act and iTunes chart toppers Peacock & Gamble. He’s supported Greg Davies on tour and appeared on BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News. He’s also a Chortle Award winner 2014.

Carl Donnelly is an Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and has appeared on BBC1’s Mock the Week. He is known for his conversational style, hilarious anecdotes and observations on the state of the world.

@EdGambleComedy
@CarlDonnelly
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the Avalon website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

9 Jul – 6 Aug
£32 per 5 week course

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Matt Holland (trumpet) & Leo Green (sax)

The jazz duo has stormed the UK and Europe with astonishing acclaim for its swinging, stomping performance.

Supported by their smoothly inventive colleagues Gary Baldwin (piano, hammond organ), Andy Jones (bass guitar) and Bob Knight (drums).

WHY? Matt has performed on Strictly Come Dancing and with Ray Charles while Leo started his career with Jerry Lee Lewis and has played with Bob Dylan, Sir Paul McCartney and Lionel Richie

@theleogreen
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Leo's website

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine

Learn about the stages of portraiture and work with a live model in this relaxed yet structured workshop. Students are taught about proportion, the structure of the head and values. Drawing with charcoal the class will experiment with creating contrast between light and dark (chiaroscuro) to depict facial features.

Materials included.

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The Ultimate Beatles

The band have been thrilling audiences across the world for over ten years.

They look the part as well as sounding it. The two hour theatre show is split in four half hour sets with different costumes representing the different eras of the Fab Four's musical journey.

WHY? All the hits will be performed live from Love Me Do to Let It Be.

@UltimateBeatles
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit The Ultimate Beatles website

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The Vinyl Frontier - Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

A highly sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

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

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit The Vinyl Frontier website

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Aunty Donna - Edinburgh Festival Preview

The Edinburgh favourites return to the UK from Australia with a killer new show.

Unique, tight, fresh, filthy, but best of all just flat out funny. Expect an hour of pure sketch comedy that transports you into the warped world that is Aunty Donna – turning the ridiculous into the sublime. Hold onto your seats and don't blink! You won’t want to miss a beat.

WHY? ‘Ingenious and brilliantly crafted show… smart, fast-paced, hilarious and wonderfully absurd’ ★★★★ The List

@auntydonnaboys
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Aunty Donna's website

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NT Live: Everyman

Encore screening.

A dynamic new production starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when he is forced to abandon the life he has built.

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Romesh Ranganathan and Suzi Ruffell – Double Header Tour

Two of comedy's rising stand up stars embark on their first UK tour.

Romesh Ranganathan: Rom Wasn’t Built in a Day
Winner of the prestigious Leicester Mercury New Act Award 2013 and host of BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack.

Suzi Ruffell – Social Chameleon
As seen on BBC3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live and BBC Radio 1’s LOLz Lounge.

WHY? Both acts are fresh from supporting their comedy idols including Seann Walsh, Ricky Gervais and Alan Carr

@RomeshRanga
@suziruffell
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Romesh's website
Click here to visit Suzi's website

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Dave Gorman's Screen Guild

In preparation for the next series of his hit Dave TV show Modern Life is Goodish, Dave Gorman is hitting the road this summer armed with new material.

Taking a mischievous look at modern life, Dave will share his observations and frustrations with a little help from his laptop.
Known as one of comedy’s most innovative thinkers Dave Gorman credits include sell out live shows Are you Dave Gorman?, Googlewhack Adventure, Powerpoint Presentation and Gets Straight to the Powerpoint. He has starred in his own hit BBC Radio 4 and BBC2 series Genius and published best selling books Googlewhack Adventure, Dave Gorman vs the Rest of the World and Too Much Information.
The chance to see this unique comedian in an intimate warm up gig.

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

@DaveGorman
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Dave's website

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RSC Live: The Merchant of Venice

Live screening (Wednesday, encore Thursday).

In Venice trade is God and, with the gold flowing, all is well. But when a contract is broken, simmering tensions boil over.

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Andre Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert

(English and Dutch with some English subtitles)

An encore screening of André Rieu's spectacular summer evening concert.

He is joined by his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra and some very special guests.

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Laurie Holloway and his Trio

The Jazz pianist and composer is supported by the Summer School Students of 2015.

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

Click here to visit Laurie's website

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Glyndebourne: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail

An encore screening of Mozart’s take on the glittering Orient - a stirring tale of abduction, escape and forgiveness.

Glyndebourne is the home of Mozart. This new production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) is often said to be the opera in which the 25 year old composer found his mature voice.
Both a popular comedy and a compassionate Enlightenment drama, it tells the story of one man's attempt to rescue his beloved from the harem of a Turkish despot and his fall to the mercy of his nemesis.
The opera's East/West clash and its surprising resolution defies all stereotypes and strikes a startlingly contemporary chord.

Synopsis - The young Spanish noblewoman Konstanze has been abducted by pirates together with her English maid Blonde, and Pedrillo, valet to her betrothed, Belmonte. Landing on the shores of Turkey, they have been sold as slaves to Pasha Selim. Originally a Spanish subject himself, he has become a 'renegade', a convert and prospered in Turkey. He has fallen in love with Konstanze. Pedrillo has smuggled letters out to his master and Belmonte has sailed from Spain to try to rescue them.

WHY? Directed by Glyndebourne favourite David McVicar and conducted by Music Director Robin Ticciati, with a stellar cast including Sally Matthews as Konstanze, Edgaras Montvidas as Belmonte, Tobias Kehrer as Osmin and Mari Eriksmoen as Blonde

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Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra

Seamlessly weaving trance blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits' darker works.

Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra deliver an enthralling and passionate performance. They perform original pieces and renditions of old American classics.

WHY? 'Raw musical excellence...guitar, fiddle and double bass played to within and inch of their inanimate lives' 4000milestonashville

Tickets are £10 in advance and £12 on the door.


Click here to visit Marty's website

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Summer Circus Week

Led by Albert and Friends

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

Suitable for ages 7 – 13 years

Mon 27 – Fri 31 Jul 10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card)

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Rob Beckett and Ali Cook

An Off The Kerb Edinburgh Preview.

Rob Beckett's debut tour saw him play to sell out venues accross the UK. He is a familiar face to TV audeinces from BBC1's Live at The Apollo, BBC2's Mock the Week and ITV2's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now!

Ali Cook's mix of stand up and magic has made him a headliner on the UK comedy circuit. He has written and starred in seven British television series including Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

WHY? Two comedians who are incredibly in demand on the television and stand up scene

@robbeckettcomic
@ali_cook
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Rob's website
Click here to visit Ali's website

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The Tom Show

A show that's got it all!

Comedy, magic, sword swallowing, ventriloquism, music and a breath taking death defying underwater escape. Tom Balmont performs his own unique style of hilarious entertainment in this exciting new show.

WHY? 'I laughed so hard my socks fell off' Berkshire Worm Farmer Weekly

@tombalmont
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Tom's website

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A Little Man's Holiday

Set sail and journey on the high seas with Little Man - an ordinary man who dreams of adventure.

When his terrifying boss reveals the whereabouts of a mysterious treasure island, Little Man leaves his dull office life behind and finds himself swept along on an exhilarating pirate adventure, with only his mother and his imagination to help him along the way.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

WHY? Garb your treasure maps, bring your imagination, and watch as Little Man realises he's not so little after all

This will be followed by an exciting workshop!
Little Man has discovered a world of treasure and pirates beyond his office! Can you help us create the things Little Man needs for his next big adventure? Join Little Man's crew and help us bring swashbuckling adventures to life with puppetry, narration and mime.

@PaddleBoatTCo
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Paddleboat Theatre website

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According to Arthur...

Meet Arthur – an old man who lives alone in his attic unleashing his imagination through pen and paper.

He never ventures outside, instead he spends his time writing stories for the moon. But Arthur needs your help! The clouds have covered the sky, the moon is nowhere to be seen and without it Arthur can’t finish his stories.

WHY? Have you got stories to share? Unleash your imagination in a workshop after the show with Arthur!

Suitable for ages 6+years.

@PaddleBoatTCo
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Paddleboat Theatre website

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Summer Theatre Week - The Jungle Book

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, then perform on the main Courtyard Stage!

Suitable for age 10 – 18 years

Mon 3 – Fri 7 Aug 10am – 4pm (Fri 5pm)
£110 (£95 Advantage Card)

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Clare Deniz (cello) and Raymond Burley (guitar)

An opportunity to hear two much loved instruments performed together in a rare, delicate and intriguing ensemble duo.

As independent solo performers, Clare and Raymond are well established. Raymond has toured throughout the world. He has worked with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, English Chamber Orchestra and The Royal Philharmonic. Clare has been taught by eminent teachers including Jacqueline du Pre and performed on film sound tracks.

WHY? The repertory is extensive and eclectic, ranging from Couperin right the way through to the exciting Tangos of Piazzolla

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Glyndebourne: The Rape of Lucretia

A live screening of Benjamin Britten’s extraordinarily tense and chilling opera.

This award winning production of the dark British masterpiece is directed by Fiona Shaw.

Lucretia is a model of fidelity among Roman wives. But when the Etruscan prince Tarquinius is provoked by his Roman army comrades, he gallops back to Rome to ruin her virtue.

'Searingly beautiful… (a) triumphant production' The Observer
'This may be a deeply unsettling evening but it’s a richly rewarding one too' The Stage
'Opera at its most nakedly powerful' The Daily Telegraph

WHY? This production live from the 2015 Glyndebourne Festival is conducted by Leo Hussain and performed by some of the most exciting British singers on stage today - including Christine Rice, Kate Royal, Allan Clayton and Duncan Rock

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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 age 8+ years.

Mon 10 – Fri 14 Aug 10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card)

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RSC Live: Othello

Live screening.

Othello is the greatest general of his age and a revered defender of Venice. But he is also an outsider whose enemies are out to destroy him.

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The Studio Session

Local musicians play a set of stripped back music in our Studio space.

The night showcases an eclectic mix of singer-songwriters, acoustic musicians, solo acts, duos and bands.

The line up features:
* Bootlegger's Son
* Katie Rutherford
* Reviva Rush
* Palmanova
* Beth Atkinson
* Tomm Blackwood

WHY? The line up includes singer-songwriter Totie – winner of the Future Music Showcase Prize and nominee at the Golden Egg Film Festival in LA

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Ed Byrne - Outside, Looking In

That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one. The other one. You know him. The one Carol from work really likes. Wait, that might be Jason Byrne. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new show!

'Comedy’s holy grail.... Go see!' ★★★★ The Sunday Times
'A masterful display of the comics art…This is a seamless and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium-filler' ★★★★★ The Sunday Times
'Hilarious anecdotes! l assure you Ed Byrne is one comedian you should DEFINITELY see' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festival Magazine
'Jokes come so fast that hecklers don’t have a chance to get a word in edgeways' ★★★★ The Times
'Byrne is at the top of his game' ★★★★ The Sunday Telegraph
'It is rare for a comic to merit the word “masterful” but in this case it is no overstatement' ★★★★ The Scotsman
'A show full of top – class observational humour….A great comedian making the simple sublime, Byrne gives his audience exactly what they want' ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
'Superior stand up from the nerd next door' ★★★★ The Herald

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Justin Moorhouse - Destiny Calling

Justin is back on the road with his brand new stand-up show for 2015, doing what he does best - making people laugh up and down the country.

‘Comedic Tour-de-force… brought a tear to a critical eye’ The Herald

Fresh from the 15 date Manchester Arena Phoenix Nights LIVE reunion in aid of Comic Relief, Justin is ready to hit the road.

‘Moorhouse charms the pants off the crowd’ Sunday Times

He has recently appeared in the new series of BBC1's Live at the Apollo and Coronation Street, playing pub landlord Dean Upton. He is currently Champion of Champions on RAdio 5Live's Fighting Talk, a familiar voice on talkSPORT as well as Radio 4’s News Quiz and winner of BBC1's Celebrity Mastermind.

‘Simultaneously down-to-earth and out-of-this-world’ The List

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One Snowy Night

One winter's night it was so cold it began to snow Great big snowflakes fell past the window of Percy's hut…

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Ed Byrne - Outside, Looking In

That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one. The other one. You know him. The one Carol from work really likes. Wait, that might be Jason Byrne. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new show!

'Comedy’s holy grail.... Go see!' ★★★★ The Sunday Times
'A masterful display of the comics art…This is a seamless and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium-filler' ★★★★★ The Sunday Times
'Hilarious anecdotes! l assure you Ed Byrne is one comedian you should DEFINITELY see' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festival Magazine
'Jokes come so fast that hecklers don’t have a chance to get a word in edgeways' ★★★★ The Times
'Byrne is at the top of his game' ★★★★ The Sunday Telegraph
'It is rare for a comic to merit the word “masterful” but in this case it is no overstatement' ★★★★ The Scotsman
'A show full of top – class observational humour….A great comedian making the simple sublime, Byrne gives his audience exactly what they want' ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
'Superior stand up from the nerd next door' ★★★★ The Herald

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