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Align & Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

A dynamic yoga class with precise alignment focus.

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

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

For 18+ years.

Sat 9 Jan – 30 Apr (exc 26 Mar and 16 Apr)
10am – 11.15am
£8 per class or £105 for 15 week course

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Teddies Music Club - The Children's Gallery

Great art for young children.

These prints are from original artwork by Zita Newcome and Claire Ross-Masson. Since they started Teddies Music Club they have produced pictures, paintings and props inspired by children’s songs and nursery rhymes.

Meet the artists on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 February between 10am – 12pm.

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

British rock band Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity in the 1970s and influenced numerous successful bands.

Martin Turner is the founding member, lead vocalist and creative force of the band. He continues to perform their best loved works. His current line up features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic plus drummer Tim Brown. They remain faithful to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.

WHY? An evening of classic Wishbone Ash music... and beyond

£15

Martin Turner's website

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Tim Fitzhigham - The Gambler

The multi award winning comedian, adventurer and world record holder brings a show about the 10 greatest bets in history.

Find out how Tim hilariously attempted to push a wheelbarrow 25 miles, stand on one leg for 12 hours, race a racehorse for over 100 yards and much more! As heard on Tim’s hit BBC Radio 4 show (repeated on BBC Radio 4 from Wednesday 27 January at 6.30pm).

The Gambler sold out at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011, Melbourne International Festival (Australia) in 2012, Adelaide Festival (Australia) in 2013 and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival in 2014.

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? ‘Gut bustingly funny’ ★★★★★ The Scotsman

‘FitzHigham utterly immerses himself into the tasks making him a brilliantly compelling, fired up guide…..My it is funny’ ★★★★★ Chortle

‘Tim FitzHigham is unhinged. He is completely without hinges’ Eddie Izzard

‘Well done for keeping British eccentricity well and truly alive’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes

‘Consistently hilarious. All in all the perfect English eccentric’ Dara O Briain

£12

@timfitzhigham
@nordenfarm

Tim FitzHigham's website

  •  13 Feb SOLD OUT
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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.

Sun 10 Jan – 24 Apr
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

For 18+ years.

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Doctor Zhivago (PG)

An epic romance set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution

In Moscow on the eve of the First World War, medical student Yuri Zhivago meets the beautiful Lara. It is a fateful romance that turns their lives upside down. Stars Julie Christie, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay and Alec Guinness.

WHY? The Oscar winning historical romance returns to the big screen in a newly restored 4k digital version

'With real contemporary relevance, this 50th anniversary rerelease reminds us it’s impossible not be swept along by David Lean’s epic film' ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

Please note we are unable to to take any further lunch reservations for Sunday 14 February.

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Jenny Eclair: How to be a Middle Aged Woman (without going insane)

Professional Grumpy old woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine.

Semi–bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.

£17.50

@jennyeclair
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Jenny's website

  •  14 Feb SOLD OUT
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Arts and Crafts Session

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

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

Monday London (3D London scene and underground tube collage map)
Tuesday Pirates (Chest and Pirate Hat)
Wednesday Space (Planet and Astronaut Face)
Thursday Superheroes (Mask and Belt)
Friday Winter Sports (Skier and Bobsleigh)

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Paddington Bear's First Concert

Five musicians perform stories told with music.

The programme includes Paddington Bear’s First Concert by Herbert Chappell, the Teddy Bears Picnic and other animal related music. Instruments played include flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon. They are performed in a fun and educational way. Suitable for ages 5+ years.

WHY? Stay for the chance for children to try the musical instruments after the show

Presented by Chamberhouse Winds and Dawkes Music.

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

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Storytelling

1.15pm and 3.30pm.

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

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

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12a)

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

WHY? The highly anticipated Episode VII of the Star Wars franchise

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Here Be Monsters

Ahoy there young sailors and all aboard!

Join the villainous Captain Cut-Throat and his fearsome crew for a sea faring adventure. Set sail through monster infested waters in search of a mysterious island crammed with jewels and gemstones. Packed full of songs, interactive fun and surprises, this is an exciting, brand new stage adaptation of the hit children’s book. Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Why? ‘An ideal first visit for young children’ Mums in the Know

Presented by Mayflower Productions and Belfield & Slater Musicals.

£12 (£10 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £40

@MonstersOnTour
@nordenfarm

Here Be Monsters website

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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 Beatles and Gershwin to Gospel. No audition or sight reading required.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Tues 12 Jan – 15 Mar
7pm – 8.15pm
£70 per 10 week course

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The Danish Girl (15)

In 1920s Copenhagen, artist Einar Wegener is married to Gerda.

With her support, he prepares to undergo one of the first sex change operations. Their marriage evolves as he becomes Lilli and a transgender pioneer.

WHY? Based on the book by David Ebershoff and directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables)

'A beautiful, humane and moving biopic' ★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

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A Chance of Light

Be transported to a place where anything is possible, when a little light comes to life in front of your eyes.

Join it on a magical journey, as it plays a gentle melody on a guitar, travels down a river and dances with a friend. It might even land in the palm of your hand! Suitable for ages 4+ years.

WHY? A mesmerising show which inspires the imagination and enriches the senses

£3 | Each performance is 15 mins long

Presented by Essence Theatre Company.

Essence Theatre's Facebook page

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Snoopy and Charlie Brown: Peanuts the Movie (U)

Charlie Brown embarks upon an epic and heroic quest.

His best friend Snoopy also goes on an adventure to pursue his arch-nemesis the Red Baron. Will the underdog have his day?

WHY? Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang make their big screen debut

'What a delight this is' Little White Lies

Click here to read the full review.

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The Good Dinosaur (PG)

What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and dinosaurs never became extinct?

In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

WHY? The latest film from Disney Pixar

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Tadpoles

Superheroes Captain Clever and Captain Conker have a BIG problem – a very disgruntled Mission Control.

Captain Clever is good at code breaking and problem solving, whilst Captain Conker is super fast and not scared of anything. But a tadpole catching competition challenges our dynamic duo. Can they save the world… together? Suitable for ages 5+ years.

WHY? A highly visual and energetic play about rivalry, strengths, weaknesses and superheroes!

★★★★ Manchester Evening News

★★★★ Reviews Hub

‘A triumph’ – Reviews Hub

‘M6 Theatre Company has come up with another triumph of a play for small people’ Reviews Hub

★★★★★ Whatsgoodtodo

‘A wonderful performance’ Whatsgoodtodo

‘M6 Theatre Company have a long history of delivering first class children's entertainment, and they can now proudly add this to their ever-growing list’ North West End

‘It was as near to perfect as any touring children's theatre production could ever be’ North West End

‘A fantastic hour of theatre’ Curious Mum

‘Thoughtful and engaging’ The Stage


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

Tadpoles website

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David Waterman (cello) with Mishka Momen (piano)

David Waterman, cellist of the famed Endellion String Quartet, plays with prize winning young pianist Mishka Momen.

The programme of wonderful pieces from the cello repertoire includes works by Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Bach, Brahms and others. A Maidenhead Music Society presentation open to all.

WHY? This promises to be a concert of sublime music not to be missed.

£15, £10 MMS Members

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society

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Iain Stirling - Touchy Feely

The double BAFTA nominated comedian is back following four successive sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

This is a show about post-referendum Scotland and that time he annoyed the armed forces! Iain has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News and XFM’s The Josh Widdicombe Show.

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

'One of Scotland’s hottest newcomers' The Scotsman

'A very bright, peppy prospect' The Independent

'Lovely satirical description' Chortle

£12

@IainDoesJokes
@nordenfarm

Iain Stirling's website

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Little Wrigglers

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

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

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Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys

If ever someone deserves the nickname ‘Crazy Legs’, it is Gordie MacKeeman.

His thrilling dance style, while simultaneously playing the violin, mixes with great close-harmony bluegrass vocals. He is joined by Peter Cann’s blistering guitar solos and the lively multi-instrumental talents of Thomas Webb and Mark Geddes.

WHY? Hailing from Canada, the multi award winning band serve up old time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat

Presented by RM Promotions.

£15

@GordieMacKeeman
@nordenfarm

Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys website

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Joy (12a)

Joy Mangano is a single mother who invents the ‘Miracle Mop’.

She builds a family empire and becomes a matriarch in her own right. But she has to face betrayals and treachery as she does so. A biographical comedy drama starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.

WHY? From the director of Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle

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Viva Neil Diamond

In 1966 Neil Diamond's first hits smashed into the music charts.

To celebrate this 50 year recording career Bob Drury ('The Neil Diamond Story') presents a new one man show. It is bursting with Neil Diamond gems, including Sweet Caroline, Forever in Blue Jeans, Love on the Rocks, America, Hello Again, Play Me, Song Sung Blue and many more.

As well as his recent 50 theatre UK tour Bob Drury has performed Neil's songs at venues throughout the world including, in 2015, for the American Neil Diamond Fan Club in Nashville, Tennessee.

WHY? 'If I didn't know better I’d have said that was Neil Diamond singing' Pat Marsh, BBC

'Without doubt, the best Neil Diamond tribute in the UK. The vocal accuracy is astonishing!' – Chris Neilson (Artistic Director), First & Foremost Entertainment Ltd

'Superb, professional artist. You close your eyes and it could be the man himself' James Tillet, Artistic Director, Astor Theatre, Deal

'Bob Drury’s talent and love of the songs captured his audience treating them to many encores and still leaving them wanting more!' Trudi Kingham, Artistic Director, Granville Theatre, Ramsgate

'Oozing class' Nolan Dean, Cruise Director, M/V Island Star

'Neil Diamond fans will be delighted with the sound-alike quality and the nifty guitar work' UK Cabaret Magazine

£15

@drurybob
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Bob Drury's website

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Tom Thumb

Long ago when all the world was wood the most fearsome foe was the one that breathed fire…

Tom Thumb is the epic tale of the smallest hero in the world. The exciting adventure is brought to life with superb puppetry, music and fantastic design. Suitable for ages 4+ years.

WHY? ‘When it comes to making children’s theatre, it’s clear DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre are part of the upper crust’ childrenstheatrereviews.com

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

Presented by DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre.

DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre website

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or performance.


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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Steve Parrish

The BBC commentator, ex motorcycle racer and eternal practical joker continues his MAD Tour (My Adolescent Dad).

Hosted by his daughter Frankie, Steve ‘Stavros’ Parrish reveals funny stories, moving tales and his passion for living life to the full! When you hear about his life, loves and experiences, you’ll appreciate how times have changed! Will characters like Stavros ever emerge from our modern day racers?

WHY? Don’t miss out on one of the most entertaining, colourful characters left in motorsport!

£20 (£18.50 conc)

@Stavros6
@nordenfarm

Steve Parrish's website

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Drawing - Exploring Techniques

Led by Jo Hall.

A fun and intensive course for beginners and those wanting to develop their techniques! Learn, experiment and advance in capturing a variety of effects – from ranges in light to perspectives – when drawing landscapes, buildings, people and more.

Tues 23 Feb – 22 Mar
10am – 1pm

£82 for 5 week course or £18 per class

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Body Control Pilates - Beginners

Led by Gillian Burn.

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

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

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

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Jo Hall - Seen and Imagined

An exhibition of works drawing on observation and imagination.

All are based on Jo’s sketchbook studies from a range of situations including museums, the countryside and the London Underground.

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Youth Dance - Junior

Led by Becky Hinton.

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

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

9 – 13 years l £67 per term

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Youth Dance - Academy

Led by Becky Hinton.

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

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

14+ years l £73 per term

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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Autumn
Wed 4 Nov - 2 Dec
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

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

For 18+ years.

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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Autumn
Wed 4 Nov - 2 Dec
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

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


For 18+ years.

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Youth Theatre (A)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or performance.

Juniors £67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or performance.


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

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or performance.


Academy £97 per term
School Year 12 & 13+

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Autumn
Wed 4 Nov - 2 Dec
8pm – 9pm

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

£32 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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The Hateful Eight (18)

In post civil war Wyoming, John ‘The Hangman’ Ruth and his prisoner encounter two strangers on the road.

Major Marquis Warren is an infamous bounty hunter and Chris Mannix claims to be the new Sheriff. Caught up in a blizzard, the group take shelter. But will they make it to Red Rock?

WHY? The eighth film by Quentin Tarantino

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Experimental Textiles

Led by Amanda Schenk and Maggie Kluba.

Experiment with different methods and learn to interpret mark making into textile artwork. Develop your skills towards creating pieces rich in surface texture and produce several stitch studies or a finished textile artwork. £15 materials fee to tutor.

‘Many thanks for an excellent course, as a beginner I have learnt so much’ Rea, previous student

Thur 25 Feb – 17 Mar
10am - 1pm
£68 for 4 weeks

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Art Adventure Two

Led by Amanda Schenk.

Explore the exciting possibilities of materials and techniques to create amazing artworks! Explore the world and time through art and be inspired! Suitable for ages 7 – 14 years.

Adventure Two
Thur 25 Feb –10 Mar

Explore junk art with artists Nnenna Okore and El Anatsui.

4pm – 5.15pm
£30 per 3 week course

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or performance.


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Arts Award

Led by Julie Loison

A chance to enhance your knowledge of the arts. Following your interest from music to drawing, drama to writing, participate and develop your investigation and record keeping skills through Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Workshops and live events will form part of the experience, topped off by the opportunity to take part in Holiday Leadership at Norden Farm as part of your Award.

(from Thur 7 Jan) 5.15pm – 6.45pm
School Year 7 – 13
£80 per term

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or performance.


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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Autumn
Thur 5 Nov - 3 Dec
7pm – 8pm

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

£32 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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NT Live: As You Like It

A live screening from the National Theatre

With her father the Duke banished, Rosalind and her cousin Celia journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation.

WHY? Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years

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Ama Bazar

Join this eclectic group of versatile international musicians as they traverse a world of folk music.

The band are led by English-Croatian clarinettist/vocalist Alice Mary Williamson and Spanish vocalist/percussionist Ulises Diaz.

The line up is completed by:
Danyal Dhondy (England/India): viola, violin, piano
Telmo Sousa (Portugal): guitar
James Adams (England/Egypt): guitar, percussion
Huw V Williams (Wales): double bass


Their warm, embracing ethos of collaboration and experimentation has opened up new interpretations of age old music.

WHY? From Indian raga to Balkan beats, Klezmer to Manouche, Flamenco to Argentine folklore, you’ll be swept away by the rich danceable rhythms

£14 (£12 conc)

@AmaBazar
@nordenfarm

Ama Bazar'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.

Autumn
Thur 5 Nov - 3 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm

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

£32 per 5 week course

For 18+ years.

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Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

£42 per 6 week course

For 18+ years.

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Make Silver Jewellery 3

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Autumn
Fri 6 Nov - 4 Dec
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

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

For 18+ years.

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Make Silver Jewellery 4

Led by Janet Richardson.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Autumn
Fri 6 Nov - 4 Dec
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

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

For 18+ years.

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Digi Den

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

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Wilde Without the Boy

A dramatic interpretation of De Profundis – the searing letter Oscar Wilde wrote to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, from his cell in Reading gaol.

Two years previously, Wilde had been imprisoned for acts of gross indecency. Brilliant, loving, witty and passionate, this is a glimpse into the humbled, bruised, loving soul of one of the greatest geniuses ever to have lived.

WHY? Starring Olivier Award nominee Gerard Logan

'The gods had given me almost everything... genius... brilliancy, intellectual daring. Whatever I touched I made beautiful... I summed up all systems in a phrase, and all existence in an epigram... Along with these things I had things that were different. I let myself be lured in to long spells of senseless and sensual ease... The danger was half the excitement... They were to me the brightest of gilded snakes!' Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

£14 (£12 conc)

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Friday Night Flamenco

Led by Leticia Iglesias.

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

Spring

Fri 8 Jan - 12 Feb and 26 Feb - 22 Apr (exc 25 Mar - 8 Apr)
8pm – 9pm

£42 per 6 week course

For 18+ years.

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Simon & Garfunkel Revival Band

Michael Frank (vocals and guitar) and Guido Reuter (vocals, violin and piano) perform the cult duo’s most beautiful songs.

With three supporting musicians, they balance the perfect cover with their individual interpretation of the original music. The band are known for their unbeatable in authenticity, instrumental skills and impressive stage presence.

WHY? With all the hits including Scarborough Fair, Bright Eyes, Mrs Robinson, The
Boxer, The Sound of Silence and Cecilia

£17

Simon & Garfunkel Revival Band website

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Make Silver Rings

Led by Janet Richardson.

Create a unique stack of rings in this introductory workshop. Design and craft professional looking pieces to take home. Suitable for all levels of experience. £15 materials fee (approx) to tutor.

10am – 4pm | £50

  •  27 Feb SOLD OUT
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Kathak Dance - Intermediate

Led by Amrit Bhamra and Devika Shangari.

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

Intermediate l £73 per term

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What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton

Henley College return to Norden Farm after an absence of three years.

This is an uproarious production of Joe Orton's classic farce.

Not for the easily offended!!

Click here for more information.

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Matt Forde - Get The Political Party Started

Widely acknowledged as the country’s leading political comedian, Matt Forde is back.

He tackles some of the many great questions facing our country in the aftermath of the election… Will we have a second referendum? Will David Cameron serve a full term? Will Jeremy Corbyn still be Labour leader by the time this gig happens?

Matt has appeared on BBC2's Mock the Week, and BBC1's Have I Got News For You and Question Time.

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

'Singlehandedly fulfilling comedy’s brief of taking our political masters to task. Combining spot-on impressions with up to the minute observations' ★★★★ Mail on Sunday

£10

@mattforde
@nordenfarm

Matt Forde's website

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Norden Farm Festival Chorus

The Festival Chorus’s annual Sunday afternoon concerts have become one of the highlights of the year.

John Cotterill (conductor)
Josephine Goddard (soprano)
Joel Williams (tenor)
Nicholas Morton (baritone)
Norden Farm Festival Orchestra

Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
Schubert Mass No.2 in G
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Howard Goodall Eternal Light

Howard Goodall’s melodious and moving requiem is his most popular choral work since his music for The Vicar of Dibley. Schubert’s lovely little Mass is just 200 years old, and the enchanting Serenade by Vaughan Williams gives a nod to this year’s 400th Shakespeare anniversary.

Supported by the Josephine Baker Trust and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

£15 (£13 conc) Supporters £12

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The Revenant (15)

Dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu 2015

Legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead. He is betrayed by the hunting team who leave him behind. Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.

WHY? Nominated for 8 BAFTAS and 12 Oscars including Best Picture

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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 Autumn / Spring are:

December: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
January: All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doer
February: After the Crash by Michael Bussi
March: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
April: The Dog by Joseph O’Neil
May: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferranti
June: A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk

For 18+ years.

£4.50 per session including a drink from the bar

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Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Ludwig)

Get your deerstalker cap on - the play’s afoot!

Watch as the intrepid investigators navigate a dizzying web of clues, disguises, and deceit in this murderously funny take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic adventure.

WHY? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be

Presented by Maidenhead Drama Guild.

This amateur production of ‘Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Ludwig)’ is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

£12 (concessions available)

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SuperBob (15)

Dir: Jon Drever 2015

Unassuming Robert Kenner is struck by a meteor, bestowing him with super powers. He is an overworked and underappreciated civil servant who spends his days saving people. Today he has a day off. And he has a date. All he has to do is act as if this isn’t the most exciting day of his life.

WHY? Written by and starring comedian Brett Goldstein, also starring Catherine Tate

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Mark Watson - I'm Not Here

The multi award winning star of numerous TV shows and his own cult Radio 4 series returns.

A seemingly minor problem at an airport is the starting point for a spiralling examination of identity in the digital age. But with an enormous number of jokes, luckily, as well as Watson's customary flailing, chaotic audience interactions and all sorts of other fun.

In short: if you like comedy, but you don’t come and see this, you’re acting very oddly.

WHY? 'Terrifyingly funny' The Times
'Belly laugh brilliant... The audience was weeping with laughter' Time Out

£17

@watsoncomedian
@nordenfarm

Mark Watson's website

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Fun With Acrylics: Mixed Media Still Life

Led by Karen Carter.

Using the work of Shirley Trevena as inspiration, create colourful still life studies using a combination of acrylics, water-soluble crayons and chalk pastels. Look at colour, pattern and line to produce interesting and vibrant pictures. Please bring your own materials.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus materials cost to tutor where indicated. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desired, unless otherwise stated.

10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

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Christian O'Connell: You've Ruined My Morning ....and other fan mail

Christian O’Connell has collected multiple radio awards as a national Breakfast show DJ for 16 years.

He’s also collected multiple death threats, hate mail and abusive complaints. He’s collected them all for you to hear in this show. You’ll be stunned at what people actually complain about. Follow his journey from teenage mixtape maker to award winning DJ.

Off the back of last season’s sold out national tour, in this, his 3rd stand up show, enter Christian’s world of A-list weirdo’s, offended clowns and angry cat lovers.

‘Furiously funny’ The Guardian

‘As engaging live as he is on air’ The Scotsman

£15

@OC
@nordenfarm

Christian O'Connell's website

  •   4 Mar SOLD OUT
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Drawing - Still Life

Led by Caroline Crawford

This taster session is jam packed with exercises, tips, techniques and guided teachings about composition, texture, shading and the use of line. By the end of the session you will have a series of drawing exercises, a lot of new ideas and the confidence to develop your drawing at home. Suitable for all levels of experience.

10am – 3pm | £38

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A Laurie Holloway Special

Featuring his Trio, special guests and students from the Trust.

WHY? Always a hugely popular event at Norden Farm!

£15

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Sunday Stories at the Farm

Led by Julie Loison.

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

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

£3 per child. Lunch menu from £5.

Theatre Sparks Facebook page

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NT Live: Hangmen

An encore screening from the Royal Court Theatre.

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen.

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging?

Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.

★★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★★ Sunday Times | ★★★★★ Independent

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Room (15)

Dir: Lenny Abrahamson 2015

Five year old Jack has a happy life with his devoted Ma. But their home is a windowless room. Ma creates a whole universe for Jack within the room, to ensure he has a fulfilling life. But Jack's curiosity grows and Ma's resilience wanes. They enact a risky plan to escape. Based on the bestselling book.

WHY? Nominated for 2 BAFTAS and 3 Oscars

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Relaxed drop in sessions (advance booking recommended).

What if There is No Need to Change?

Tues 12 Jan

Do you set yourself New Year resolutions to ‘improve’ yourself? You start off with good intentions, only to revert to your old ways of being? In this session we shall be pondering on the idea of accepting ourselves, just as we already are.

Compassion

Tues 9 Feb

Do you practise compassion for yourself or are you your own worst critic? This session will give an opportunity to try out different exercises to help develop a little softening and warmth towards yourself.

Connecting

Tues 8 Mar

There is a wealth of research about the psychological benefits of feeling connected to others. This session explores the research behind that and will include the popular ‘befriending’ practice.

Developing Robustness

Tues 12 Apr

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


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

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Austen's Women

Thirteen of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of literature’s most celebrated works.

Using only Austen’s words, Rebecca Vaughan becomes Emma Woodhouse, Lizzy Bennet, Mrs Norris, Miss Bates and nine other beautifully observed women in critical moments from Austen’s major novels. Includes Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma and lesser known or unfinished works.

WHY? ’Truly extraordinary… one of the most exciting young performers on the British stage’ ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

’A theatrical masterpiece… utterly faultless and vastly entertaining’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

£14

Austen's Women website

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Printing: Mono Printing - Gelli Plate Style

Led by Karen Carter.

Learn how to create an image using a variety of mono printing techniques. Work on gelli style plates and experiment with mark making, stencils, stamps and layering. No experience required. £3 materials fee to tutor.

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

10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

  •  11 Mar SOLD OUT
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Rory McGrath: Remembers (...or is it forgets?)

The star of BBC’s Three Men In A Boat and They Think It’s All Over looks back on his life and career.

Join Rory as he remembers some bits and makes up the rest. Contains adult themes and traces of peanut oil.

WHY? Rory is best known as the star of BBC2’s Three Men In a Boat and long running panellist on BBC1’s They Think It’s All Over

£15

Maximum of 4 tickets per customer

@rorymcgratha1
@nordenfarm

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The Dime Notes

A repertoire of stomps, blueses, and forgotten gems of the era from musicians such as Johnny Dodds, Jelly Roll Morton and Red Nichols.

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

£10 advance, £12 on the door


The Dime Notes' website

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Illuminated Found Poetry Art Workshop

Led by Melanie Gow

Create unique artworks in this fun, multimedia workshop! Unleash your creativity to make pieces that tell stories of the inner landscapes of human experience. Create 'found poems' from the pages of a chosen book and add inspired photographs, painting and drawings – finishing with an illumination of gold! £3 materials fee to tutor.

10am – 3pm | £32

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Dane Baptiste - Reasonable Doubts

The last 18 months have been non–stop for the Independent's 'Face to Watch in 2015’.

His debut show Citizen Dane saw him nominated for Best Newcomer at both the Foster’s Comedy Awards at 2014's Edinburgh Fringe Festival and again in 2015's Chortle Awards. He has completed two sold out runs at The Soho Theatre, written and starred in his own sitcom for the BBC and performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Dane has also established himself as a TV regular with performances on BBC3's Sweat the Small Stuff, E4's Virtually Famous, ITV1's Celebrity Squares, BBC3's Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular and Comedy Central's Live at The Comedy Store. He also achieved sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 and 2015.

WHY? 'Observational comedy at its finest' The Independent

'A thunderingly charismatic comic' The Guardian

Dane will be supported by Eshaan Akbar.

★★★★★ The Herald
★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals
★★★★★ One4Review
★★★★ The Telegraph
★★★★ The Sunday Times
★★★★ The Mirror
★★★★ The Guardian

£12

@DaneBaptweets
@nordenfarm

Dane Baptiste's website

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George Egg Anarchist Cook

One man… One show… Three courses.

George Egg spends a lot of time staying in hotels. Some years ago, unimpressed with room service, he took matters into his own hands. A mind bendingly original show of comedy-cum-illustrated-lecture, as George prepares a three course meal on the equipment hotels unwittingly provide (iron, kettle, trouser press…).

WHY? ‘It’s an hilarious show, with surprisingly good food’ The Times

'A genius… He is the friendly face of anarchy, the anarchic face of food and the foodie face of comedy' Scotland on Sunday

'It is refreshing to encounter a performer who really is unique' The Telegraph

'My find of the Fringe' The Independent

'George’s show Anarchist Cook is absolutely glorious'
 The Scotsman

£14 (£12 conc)

@georgeegg
@nordenfarm

George Egg's website

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WarHorse Songman: Bob Fox

Bob Fox has long been a favourite on the live circuit.

He has twice been nominated as Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. For the past three years, Bob played the role of Songman in WarHorse He performs songs from the show in their full versions, linked by snippets of the story and favourites from his own personal repertoire.

WHY? ‘One of the best voices in England’ Ralph McTell

Presented by RM Promotions.

£13.50

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Youth (15)

Dir: Paolo Sorrentino 2015

Fred (Michael Caine) is a retired composer while his friend Mick (Harvey Keitel) still works as a film director. Both in their eighties, the pair take a holiday together in the Alps. It is a time to face their future together.

WHY? ‘A legend of British cinema teams with Italy’s master of screen sensuality to tell a sparkling tale of nostalgia and sorrow’ Little White Lies

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Spotlight (15)

Dir: Thomas McCarthy 2015

The riveting true story of a Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation. The newspaper’s tenacious ‘Spotlight’ team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church. Their year long investigation uncovers a cover up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment.

WHY? Nominated for 3 BAFTAs and 5 Oscars

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Mitch Benn - Don't Believe a Word

‘I'm a sceptic. But don't take my word for it. Or indeed anybody's. For anything....’

This is the basic premise of Mitch's new critically acclaimed show. It's a show that will make you laugh a lot and think a bit as well as Mitch debunks myths, exposes nonsense and grapples with the very nature of knowledge itself. Expect amusing consequences and of course a few songs along the way.

WHY? 'Britain's leading musical satirist' The Times

'A truly superb, must see show' ★★★★★ Young Perspective

'Funny and clever' The Sunday Herald

'His creative juices have not abated' ★★★★ One4Review

£14, £11 Supporters

@MitchBenn
@nordenfarm

Mitch Benn's website

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

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

Sat 19 Mar | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 16 Apr | 2pm – 5pm | £25

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Maidenhead Drama Festival

A week long festival of one act plays from local youth and adult groups, with comments each evening from a professional adjudicator and a host of trophies to be won on the final night.

WHY? Buy a season ticket for the whole week and see if you agree with the final choices!

Tuesday 15 - Friday 18 March 7.30pm
Saturday 19 March 2.30pm and 7.30pm

£10 (£9 conc)

£30 season ticket for all 6 events can be booked by calling our Box Office on 01628 788997.

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Fred's House

The five piece band mix elements of Folk/Pop, Country, Rock and West Coast with a 70’s retro vibe but presented in a fresh and modern way

Their songs feature rich boygirl vocal harmonies on a backdrop of guitars lending themselves to comparisons to Fleetwood Mac and Fairport Convention. Fred’s House won Best FolkRoots Band and Audience Choice Award at this year’s annual NMG Awards.

Fred’s House released their debut album Bonnie & Clyde in 2014 to critical acclaim, grabbing 4 and 5 star reviews across the board. The band has also supported the likes of Eddi Reader, Ward Thomas and The Shires.

They have also received national airplay on BBC 6Music, BBC Radio Wales, live sessions on BBC Introducing and championed by Radio 2 Bob Harris’ when invited to perform for his ‘Under the Apple Tree’ sessions.

WHY? ‘Exceptional debut album... a band capable of scaling considerable heights’ ★★★★ R2 Magazine

'Harmonies soar like a nightingale recalling the very best of Poco and CSN but this music belongs to Fred’s House… terrific!' ★★★★ Maverick Magazine

£10

@fredshousemusic
@nordenfarm

Fred's House website

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Festival of Choirs

Taplow Children’s and Boys’ Choirs are delighted to have as their guests Farnham Junior Boys’ and Farnham Junior Girls’ Choirs.

Gillian Dibden MBE is well known across the UK for her award winning choral training record. She is delighted to be bringing together two of the country's leading choral organisations. Taplow Children's and Boys' Choir are hosts to a concert with Farnham Boys' Choir and Farnham Junior Girls' Choir. Gillian, together with David Victor-Smith (Founder of the Farnham Youth Choirs), are pleased to present these choirs under the leadership of conductors: Lucy Morris, Patrick Barrett and Jo McNally.

The joy of singing will be evident when these groups come together and the audience will be offered a feast of Children's Choral repertoire. Performance standards will be high and the evening will be a memorable one.

Gillian was named Sainsbury's Choral Director of the Year in 2002 and awarded a Churchill Fellowship in the same year. She travelled to Finland and South Africa to study choral training there. Her choirs have had numerous competitions successes over many years: Music for Youth, Let the Peoples Sing, Choir of the Year, Choir Olympics in Bremen, International Choral competition in Tours, and the Tallinn international choral competition in Estonia.

Gillian is the Academic Executive for the Montgomery Holloway Music Trust and a Vocal Consultant for Slough Music Service.


£10 (£8 under 16s)

Taplow Choirs website
Farnham Youth Choir website

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The Vinyl Frontier - Your Best of...David Bowie

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

A highly sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

Our first Sunday show showcasing the 10 volunteer’s favourite David Bowie tracks – the journey will take us from Space Oddity to Where Are We Now, with unknown stops in between.

Why? Will your favourite Bowie song get a spin?

£7

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

The Vinyl Frontier website

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The Vickers Bovey Duo

Julian Vickers and Daniel Bovey have been commended for their beautifully effortless techniques, musicality in abundance, and their special ingredient of originality.

Selected in 2014 as Young Artists by the International Guitar Foundation, their concert will include Piazzolla’s Tango Suite and their own arrangements of Scarlatti and others.

WHY? Come and hear a unique guitar experience presented to all comers by Maidenhead Music Society

£15, £10 MMS Members

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Omid Djalili: Live 2016

An award winning stand up comedian and an acclaimed actor.

Intelligent, sometimes provocative, always entertaining, Omid’s stand up is an energetic and captivating comedy masterclass.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

WHY? ‘One of the most joyfully smart, stimulating and entertaining comedians this country has’ The Telegraph

'Belly laughs with a subtle blend of mainstream gags and subversive twinkle' Sunday Times

'Confident, engaging, thoughtful show... did someone say National Treasure?' Metro

Omid Djalili is supported by Boothby Graffoe.

@omid9
@nordenfarm

Omid Djalili's website

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

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

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

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

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Jump In! Exhibition

Jump In! is our spring youth arts festival.

It’s dedicated to inspiring children and families to be creative together, get involved and try something new. As part of the project, local schools will create animations with audio visual artist Lucy Jackson. They will use photos of themselves, literally putting them in the frame. These are screened at the exhibition together with podcasts created by our digital arts youth arts group Digi Den.

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Salsa Autentica Workshop

A free dance workshop, available to customers attending Salsa at the Farm with Son Yambu.

Don't worry if you have never danced before, the relaxed and fun atmosphere will be the perfect environment to try something new!

Please call the Box Office on 01628 788997 to book your place.

Presented by Norden Farm and Salsa Autentica

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Salsa at the Farm with Son Yambu

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

6.45pm

Perfect your moves with in this 45 minute dance class led by KK from Salsa Autentica

More information here

8pm

Son Yambu play their Cuban son – the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa.

The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the Buena Vista legacy. They give this irresistible music a contemporary edge, bringing their audiences a truly, sensational, authentic Latin music experience.

£15 | This is a standing event with some allocated seating

@sonyambu

<a target="blank" href="https://twitter.com/nordenfarm">@nordenfarm

Son Yambu's website

Presented by Norden Farm and Salsa Autentica

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Louis the Bubbleman

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

Expect square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornados, trampolines and people inside bubbles! Suitable for all ages.

WHY? Louis is an Edinburgh Festival favourite and has sold out there every year for the last eight years

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

@bubguy
@nordenfarm

The Amazing Bubbleman's website

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Stig of the Dump

Stig is a caveman, with shaggy black hair and bright black eyes.

He lives among the rubbish that people dump in a chalk pit. Barney discovers Stig and the pair get on rather well together, even though Stig doesn’t speak English. No one believes Stig is real but he and Barney have a great time – collecting firewood, going hunting and other adventures! Suitable for ages 6+ years.

WHY? This timeless children’s classic remains as charming and entertaining as ever

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

@LondonContemp
@nordenfarm

Stig of the Dump website

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Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar

The two time BBC Folk Award winners are one of the most sought after young acts on the English folk scene.

They have toured across the UK, playing at festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention. They have appeared live on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and released two albums to critical acclaim.

WHY? ‘The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so’ R2 Magazine

£12

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar's website

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Goosebumps (PG)

Dir: Rob Letterman 2015

Teenager Zach discovers that his strange next door neighbour is RL Stine – author of Goosebumps. But the monsters he writes about are real and Zach accidentally lets them loose on the town. Can he get them back in the books where they belong?

WHY? Starring Jack Black and based on the Goosebumps books written by RL Stine

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Rams (15)

Dir: Grímur Hákonarson 2015

(Icelandic with English subtitles)

In a secluded Icelandic valley, brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side. But the pair haven’t spoken to each other in decades. They each tend a beloved flock of sheep, who carry an ancient lineage. A lethal disease infects Kiddi’s sheep, threatening the entire valley. For the first time in years, the brothers must work together.

WHY? ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ The Times | ★★★★ Independent

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Next Steps: Dance Intensive

Led By Charlie Dixon.

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for two jam packed days. Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique in class, learn routines and create your own choreography. Film and watch your work on a big screen and perform to your family and friends on the Friday.

Suitable for ages 9 – 12 years. No audition necessary.

Thur 31 Mar – Fri 1 Apr | 10am – 4pm

£75 (£65 Advantage Card)

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Capture the Flag (PG)

Dir: Enrique Gato 2016

Twelve year old Mike is the son and grandson of NASA astronauts. An eccentric billionaire hatches a plan to fly to the moon and steal the mineral resources from it.

Mike stows away on board a space shuttle in an adventure to save the moon.

WHY? The adventure blasts off in 3, 2, 1

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Oddball and the Penguins (U)

Dir: Stuart McDonald 2015

On an island off Australia, a penguin sanctuary is hounded by foxes. Chicken farmer Swampy trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect the penguins. Can he save the penguins? Based on a true story.

WHY? ‘Fun and thoughtfully minded, with a sweet charm that endears from the get-go’ The Guardian

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Alec Dankworth's Spanish Accents

Flamenco rhythms, traditional Spanish and Cuban folksongs interweave to evoke the soul of the Iberian peninsula.

Alec Dankworth (bass)
Emily Dankworth (vocals)
Jesus Olmedo (flamenco dance, palmas)
Ben Castle (saxes)
Chris Garrick (violin)
Chris Allard (guitars)
Demi Garcia-Sabat (percussion)

Flamenco rhythms, traditional Spanish and Cuban folksongs interweave to evoke the soul of the Iberian peninsula. Featuring the beautiful voice of Emily Dankworth, the powerful flamenco dancing of Jesus Olmedo and the award winning bass playing of Alec Dankworth.

WHY? With compositions by Dizzy Gillespie, Paco de Lucia, Chick Corea and Vicente Amigo

£15

Alec Dankworth's website

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Schools Festival Screening

A special screening of animations created by local school children as part of our Jump In! youth arts festival, before the main feature film.


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

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James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

For children, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words!

This is a show which might or might not discuss lollipop ladies, quantum chromatic disruption machines and tartan badgers. Suitable for ages 6+ years.

WHY? ‘James Campbell pioneered the idea of stand-up for children, and it is still genuinely impressive to watch him hold the attention of a theatre full of six- to 11-year-olds for an hour with nothing but a microphone’ The Guardian

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

James Campbell's website

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Spring 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

£15 (£13 conc)

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I Got Gershwin

Award winning singer Robert Habermann performs his new show, written to celebrate George Gershwin’s centenary.

Robert not only sings Gershwin’s great songs, but also tells the story of this remarkable composer’s career.

Robert was voted Best International Performer by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets of New York.

He is accompanied by Musical Director Trevor Brown.

WHY? Expect all hits including Shall We dance, They Can't Take That Away from Me, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off and Swanee

£14 (£12 conc)

Robert Harbermann's website

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Ruby Wax - Frazzled! A Guide to Mindfulness (work in progress)

A forum for discussion.

The much loved comedian, writer, actor and mental health campaigner takes you on a guide to mindfulness and how to apply it in daily life.

Funny, useful and based on her new book of the same name, this event is your passport to saner living. She might not be sane herself but she does a pretty good imitation.


@Rubywax
@nordenfarm

Ruby's website

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Flash - A Tribute to Queen

A non stop jukebox of the very best of Queen.

With hit after hit, anthem after anthem, and audience participation at a high from the very start.
The individual band members of Flash are all creatively and technically inspired by Queen.

They play replica equipment adding that little extra sound characteristic and all performed in authentic costumes making it a show to remember.

WHY? A gig created and performed with love and admiration for the late great Freddie Mercury and the musical legacy of Queen

£17.50

@Flashtribute
@nordenfarm

Flash a Tribute to Queen website

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Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip (U)

Dir: Walt Becker 2015

When Alvin, Simon and Theodore meet Dave’s new girlfriend, they like her – but not her son. The trio find a ring in Dave’s bag and think he is going to propose on a trip to Miami. They secretly follow Dave on his travels to sabotage the engagement.

WHY? The latest adventure from the three loveable pals

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Janis: Little Girl Blue (15)

Dir: Amy J Berg 2015

Janis Joplin is a tragic and misunderstood figure who blazed new creative trails before her death in 1971 at age 27. This insightful documentary examines her story in depth for the first time on film. It is an intimate portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist.

WHY? ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ The Times | ★★★★ Independent

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PerKelt

PerKelt has performed its unique, Celtic Medieval Speed Folk since 2008

All its members are accomplished and award-winning musicians, performing on recorder, harp, guitar, percussion, and vocals. They perform original compositions with content drawn from Medieval and traditional sources. They have released three highly acclaimed albums and were winners of Best Live Act in the UK at the 2014 Exposure Music Awards.

WHY? Passionate, energetic, strong and melodic Celtic sounds

£12

@PerKeltMusic
@nordenfarm

PerKelt's website

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Trumbo (15)

Dir: Jay Roach 2015

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) is Hollywood’s top screenwriter. But he is forced to testify to the House of Un-American Activities Committee, blacklisted and jailed. He uses words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist. Also starring Helen Mirren as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren).

WHY? Bryan Cranston is both BAFTA and Oscar nominated for his role

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Musical Bumps and Babes

Possibly the first ever concert series for expectant mothers and babies up to a year old.

Concerts are specifically designed for parents to sit back with their baby (or bump) and listen to relaxing live music in a baby friendly environment.

WHY? Enjoy the benefits of classical music’s positive and soothing effects

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

Presented by Concertini

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

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Family Concertini

A live music concert for children and families – performed in a relaxed and enjoyable way.

Music pieces are short and children are able to move around and interact with the music if they like. Grown ups can enjoy listening to live music without the worry of their little ones wriggling! Then meet the instruments at the end of the show.

Suitable for ages 0 – 8 years.

WHY? The perfect opportunity to bond with your little one in a calming and reassuring musical setting

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

Presented by Concertini

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

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Art Daze

Take inspiration from different decades to create unique individual and collaborative art.

Fab Fashion – design a t-shirt and make upcycling shoe art. Medley of Music – from vinyl to CD, sheet music to instruments – all play their part. Feast of Food art – design new products, recycle food packaging and create food sculpture.

£85 for 3 days (£75 with Advantage Card)

Wed 6 – Fri 8 Apr | 10am – 4pm

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ROH Live: Giselle

A live screening of the quintessential Romantic classic.

Giselle transforms from an innocent peasant girl, duped into love, to a forgiving spirit who saves her lover from death.

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Play Dough

It’s the game show where you can play with 10,000 real pound coins!

Join hosts Queenie and TooMuch for high energy games and storytelling – and everything they know about how money really works. You can’t take the cash home with you – but if you win, you get to decide the end of the story. Suitable for ages 7+ years.

WHY? ‘Fast paced, fun and engaging. It makes the subject matter fascinating and accessible for young audiences (and older audiences)’ Broadway Baby

Presented by Unlimited Theatre

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

@untheatre
@nordenfarm

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West My Friend

The Canadian band are described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk.

Their acoustic blend of instruments and four part harmonies create a performance that is both engaging and innovative. They have been nominated at the Vancouver Island Music Awards and Canadian Folk Music Awards.

WHY? ‘Echoes of old world klezmer music, anthems that soar like Broadway show tunes, and vocal harmonies that would be envy of the best old-time bluegrass bands’ CBC Radio One

£8

@WestMyFriend
@nordenfarm

West My Friend's website

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Foil, Arms & Hog - Skiddlywup

After seven sold out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Ireland's biggest sketch act present their most critically acclaimed show to date.

It’s a delicious blend of bizarre, surreal and hilarious comedy scenes with outrageous characters and unexpected twists.

'The comedy sketch trio have never lost their original flavour...they're masterful on stage' ★★★★★ Irish Times

£12

@FoilArmsAndHog
@nordenfarm

Foil, Arms and Hog website

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A Bigger Splash (15)

Dir: Luca Guadagnino 2015

Rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on a Sicilian island with her partner. She is rocked by the unexpected arrival of her old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) and Penelope, who he says is his daughter. He brings with him a blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue.

WHY? ‘A four-way study of sex and jealousy that boasts outstanding performances’ ★★★★ The Guardian

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Card Ninja

The Card Ninja possesses extraordinary skills which are more than just sleight of hand.

His ‘tricks’ are on another level and unlike anything you've seen before.
Watch as the Card Ninja uses ordinary playing cards as weapons, with unfathomable precision, speed and power. It’s a unique, hilarious performance that you'll never forget. Suitable for ages 10+ years.

WHY? ‘Excelled at ninja standard card-trickery’ Evening Standard

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

@ThisJavier
@nordenfarm

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Learn to Dance Class

A free dance workshop, available to customers attending Strictly Laurie Holloway and his Big Band.

Learn to dance a social foxtrot ahead of the evenings entertainment. It is a simple dance but can be quite versatile as it can be danced at different paces. Learn to Dance aim to provide you with 2 or 3 steps that will allow you to keep dancing around the floor for the duration of a song.

Don't worry if you have never danced before, the relaxed and fun atmosphere will be the perfect environment to try something new!

Please call the Box Office on 01628 788997 to book your place.

Presented by Norden Farm and Learn to Dance

LearnToDance is a Ballroom and Latin American Dance School run by husband and wife team Antony and Emma-Louise Holeksa.

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Strictly Laurie Holloway and his Big Band

Laurie Holloway was the first musical director of the hit BBC1 show Strictly Come Dancing. Now he brings his big band to Maidenhead.

7pm Practice your moves with a free 45 minute class led by Learn to Dance

More information here

8pm Join Laurie for a glamorous night of live music and dancing in the Courtyard Theatre on the new dance floor.

WHY? The chance to experience the exhilaration of ballroom dancing to a live band

This is a standing event with some allocated seating

Presented by Norden Farm and Learn to Dance

LearnToDance is a Ballroom and Latin American Dance School run by husband and wife team Antony and Emma-Louise Holeksa.

Book 9 tickets and get the 10th free. Offer applied in basket.

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Tankus the Henge

The six piece band draws from a multitudinous array of influences including rock, ragtime, reggae, blues, funk, punk and soul.

They have performed at the Isle of Wight Festival, Glastonbury and WOMAD. Their music veers between the Beatles and Blur then over to Tom Waits, The Doors and The Queens of the Stone Age.

WHY? Their charismatic frontman Jaz Delorean grew up around Carters Steam Fair and brings the fairground experience to the stage set

£14
This is a standing event with some allocated seating

@tankusthehenge
@nordenfarm

Tankus the Henge website

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London Street Life

Locally born photographers Tom Waller and Andy Nethercleft present a collection of images inspired by London’s Street Life.

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Chocolate Workshop

Led by The Chocolate Factory.

Join our experienced chocolatiers and discover the delights of working with only the best Belgian Chocolate. Make a unique chocolate bar creation and learn how to finish and roll delicious chocolate truffles. Package your treats to make the perfect gift!

7.30pm – 8.30pm | £16

For 18+ years.

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Art Adventure Three

Led by Amanda Schenk.

Explore the exciting possibilities of materials and techniques to create amazing artworks! Explore the world and time through art and be inspired! Suitable for ages 7 – 14 years.

Adventure Three
Thur 14 – 28 Apr

Discover forests inspired by Mondrian and create your own with pastels.

4pm – 5.15pm
£30 per 3 week course

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In Voice and Verse - Shakespeare in Song

A presentation by Maidenhead Music Society open to all.

Belinda Yates (soprano), Heather Chamberlain (piano) and Lance Pierson (actor) take you on a musical journey through some of the finest vocal settings, interspersed with spoken excerpts, all using Shakespeare's original texts. Composers include the 17th and 18th century masters Pelham Humfrey and Thomas Arne; Arthur Sullivan, Rossini and Ivor Gurney. From our own era there are illuminating pieces by Madeleine Dring and Richard Stoker.

£15, £10 MMS Members

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Fun With Acrylics: Spring Flowers

Led by Karen Carter.

Capture the freshness of spring flowers with a variety of acrylic techniques, including loose fluid methods and painterly impressionistic approaches. Please bring your own materials.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus materials cost to tutor where indicated. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desired, unless otherwise stated.

10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

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Hail, Caesar! (cert TBC)

Dir: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen 2016

In 1950s Hollywood, Eddie Mannix is chief fixer for film studio Capitol Pictures. His job is to make sure the studio’s stars stay out of trouble. In one long day he is faced with the abduction of the studio’s biggest star, an actress pregnant out of wedlock and gossip columnists looking for dirt.

WHY? ‘A hilarious return to form for Coen brothers’ ★★★★ Evening Standard

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Vaisakhi

A celebration of the Sikh New Year and the founding of the Sikh community.

Norden Farm's Kathak and Bollywood youth dance classes perform a showcase, choreographed by Devika Shangari and Geeta Rai.

Followed by a concert from Sonia Panesar and Flute That Groove. They perform kīrtan – devotional songs and compositions.

Vocalist Sonia is supported by Kamal Panesar (percussive tablā and daflī), Rishi Handa (electro-acoustic guitar), Millan Handa (bānsurī – an Indian bamboo flute) and Amar Panesar (electric mandolin).

WHY? The Farm’s first live event to mark this important festival

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

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Gein's Family Giftshop's Trophy Collection

The award winning Gein’s Family Giftshop are hitting the road for their first ever UK tour.

Feast your eyes upon an hour and a half of sketches that aren't for everyone, but might just be for you. As seen on BBC2’s Inside No.9 and as heard on BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama. Winner of the Chortle Awards prestigious Best Newcomer award at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe.

WHY? ‘A joy to watch’ ★★★★★ The Skinny

Gein's Family Gift Shop will be supported by Kiri Pritchard McLean.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

£10

@GeinsFamilyGift
@nordenfarm

Gein's Family Giftshop website

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Small world big book and other work

A choreographic platform featuring brand new dance works from emerging artists and from the Norden Farm Youth Dance company.

£8 (£6 conc)

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Treacherous Orchestra

A powerful force in Scottish music – a huge eleven strong, folk big band that delivers epic, incendiary live performances night after night.

On stage the players are hugely entertaining, mixing their original tunes up with theatrical anarchic rock attitude. Nominated Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

WHY? ‘A brave 11-piece folk big band influenced by rock as well as traditional Celtic styles’ ★★★★ The Guardian

£17.75

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Deborah Frances-White: Rolls the Dice

The comedian was adopted as a new born baby and raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, In 2012, now an atheist, Deborah stumbled across some information about her birth-mother.

She went on a round-the-clock and round-the-world treasure hunt, drawn into her past like a magnet. Deborah comes to Maidenhead on the back of her hit BBC Radio 4 comedy series and following a critically acclaimed Edinburgh festival run.

WHY? ‘Gripping and compelling… hilarious and heartbreaking’ The Guardian

£12 (£10 conc)

@deborahfw
@nordenfarm

Deborah Frances-White's website

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Printing: Print, Stich and Embellish

Led by Karen Carter.

Create simple stamps from high density foam to print onto calico. Then embellish with beads, buttons and hand sewing, to create 3-D fish or birds to hang in your home. No experience required. £5 materials fee to tutor.

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

10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

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Anomalisa (15)

Dir: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman 2015

Michael Stone is a husband, father and successful motivational speaker. But he is crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip, he meets Lisa, an unassuming baked goods sales rep. Their encounter throws the dullness of his life into disarray.

WHY? A tender, touching and achingly funny black comedy - filmed entirely in breathtaking stop motion animation

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Patrick Monahan - The Disco Years

The family’s favourite funnyman (and occasional disco dancer) is on tour across the UK with his brand new stand up show!

Charged by Patrick’s memories and reminiscences of being an immigrant to Great Britain, this is a laugh out loud show that is both thoughtful and smart as well as brilliantly silly! Patrick has starred on ITV’s Splash and Show Me the Funny, plus ITV2’s Fake Reaction.

WHY? ‘A spellbinding narrative…delightful, impressive and very funny’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

£12 (£10 conc)

@PatrickJMonahan
@nordenfarm

Patrick Monahan's website

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Sounds Echoed - The Paul Jordanous Jazz Ensemble

The stunning, original and expansive ensemble returns to Norden Farm following their European tour.

Paul Jordanous (trumpet)
Piers Green (saxes)
Trevor Mires (trombone)
Sam Leak (piano)
Tom Mason (bass)
Ted Carrasco (drums)

WHY? The ensemble stylistically touching upon genres of Modern Jazz, Groove, Hard/Post Bop and more contemporary jazz music

£14 (£12 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Paul Jordanous' website

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Intuitive Drawing and Transferred Line

Led by Jo Hall.

Explore intuitive drawing processes and be inspired by the artist Paul Klee who famously ‘took a line for a walk’ without knowing its final destination. Discover the techniques Klee used to create his drawings and experiment with transferred line using printing inks, and resists with oil pastels and watercolour paints. £3 materials fee to tutor.

10am – 3pm | £38

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Floristry - Hand Tied Spring Bouquet

Led by Louise Temple.

The perfect introduction to floristry! Create a contemporary bouquet with beautiful, seasonal flowers. A hands on workshop, suitable for all levels of experience. Ideal for a fun afternoon with friends, a mother’s day gift and brides-to-be.

2pm – 5pm | £28

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Dire Streets

The five piece band perform with special guest Steve Wiltshire (sax, flute).

Dire Streets are fronted by finger picking guitar ace John Brunsdon and his band of accomplished musicians. They cover tracks from early classics like Sultans of Swing and Lady Writer, through to the mega hits of the 1980s and Brothers in Arms.

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

£16

Dire Streets website

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The Vinyl Frontier - Thriller by Michael Jackson

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

A highly sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

It’s the best-selling album of all time and to hear it in full on vinyl will show you why. From Billie Jean to Wanna Be Starting Something to the era-defining title track it’s loaded with hits.

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

£7

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

The Vinyl Frontier website

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Chronic (15)

Dir: Michel Franco 2015

David (Tim Roth) is a nurse who works with terminally ill patients. He develops strong relationships with each person he cares for. Outside of his work, David is struggling with an ongoing burden of guilt and remorse. As the weight becomes unbearable, he must face his past in order to heal.

WHY? An enigmatic and deeply moving character study

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Shakespeare Untold

By Harper Ray and Adam Sibbald. Based on the plays of William Shakespeare.

The stories you know from the characters you don’t. This family friendly double bill comes from the world renowned Shakespeare’s Globe.

In Romeo Untold, the story of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet is retold through the eyes of the Capulet Ball's party planner.

Titus Untold retells Shakespeare's goriest tragedy, Titus Andronicus, as seen from the kitchen of Titus’s piemaker.

These shows premièred to great critical and popular acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe. They are now touring internationally. Rediscover two Shakespearean classics together in just two hours including an interval.

WHY? 'Succeeds brilliantly. There is a generally held wisdom that Shakespeare is not for the very young. This completely disproves this idea' ★★★★★ The Times

‘When The Globe set out to make Untold, it had two main aims: to introduce young audiences to Shakespeare, and create good shows in their own right. They've achieved both’ ★★★★★ The Scotsman

'Highly commendable performances which entertain, educate and indeed inspire enthralled audiences' ★★★★★ The Stage

‘Inventive and gag–filled retelling of Shakespeare’s gruesome fairy story’ Francesca Simon (Horrid Henry author) on Titus Untold

‘Bringing a fun twist to Shakespeare. An unforgettable experience for young and old!’ Metro – Critic’s Choice

Presented by Shakespeare's Globe and Seabright Productions.

@ShakesUntold
@nordenfarm

Shakepeare Untold website

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Hitchcock/Truffaut (cert TBC)

Dir: Kent Jones 2015

In 1962 Alfred Hitchcock and French director François Truffaut spent a week together to talk about the art of cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting the documentary illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time.

WHY? ‘Terrific retrospective… a brilliant commentary on the discourse of cinema then, and now’ ★★★★ The Guardian

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Mixed Doubles

The award winning sketch comedy quartet return with their distinctive brand of rapid fire comedy.

They have appeared on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Pick of the Week. Expect razor sharp writing, nuanced performances and killer punchlines from this effervescent foursome. The gang will be performing a preview of their latest show prior to the Edinburgh Fringe.

WHY? ‘ACE! Mixed Doubles provide unbridled fun from start to finish’ Broadway Baby

£8

@mixeddoubles

<a target="blank" href="http://www.mixed-doubles.co.uk/">Mixed Doubles website

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Marguerite (15)

Dir: Xavier Giannoli 2015

(French with English subtitles)

1921: Not far from Paris, the famous Marguerite Dumont holds a party. She takes centre stage to sing enthusiastically but terribly. A young journalist writes a rave article on her latest performance. It fuels Marguerite’s ambition to perform in front of a crowd of complete strangers.

WHY? A runaway success in its native France and featuring music from Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi

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Hat Fitz and Cara

Hat Fitz is a ‘veteran’ wild man of the Australian blues scene.

Irish folk singer Cara is a multi instrumentalist, playing drums, washboard, flute and tin whistle. Together they perform their mix of Celtic folk and blues.

WHY? ‘Cara has a stunning voice and when unleashed in its full seductive glory it’s goosebumps time. As for Hat, his slide playing is nothing short of world class, tasteful and his grainy dusty vocals, the perfect foil for Cara’s’ Acoustic Mag

£12 advance, £14 on the door

@Hatfitzcara
@nordenfarm

Hat Fitz and Cara's website

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The Studio Session

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

Local acts play a set of stripped back music in our Studio space. If you would like to perform, please email: jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

WHY? ‘We had a really great time at the Studio Sessions … all of the acts were very varied and enjoyable’ Nex’t’Nothin’ (previous act)

£6 advance, £8 on the door

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High-Rise (cert TBC)

Dir: Ben Wheatley 2015

Robert Laing is a young doctor who joins a community in a luxury building in Thatcher's England. The residents exile themselves from society and gradually divide into violent tribes. Their life begins to run out of control. Stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller. Based on the 1975 novel by JG Ballard.

WHY? ‘Outrageously entertaining’ ★★★★ The List

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The Witch (cert TBC)

Dir: Robert Eggers 2015

New England, 1630. A farmer relocates his family to a remote plot of land. It sits on the edge of an ominous forest — within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately. The family's faith, loyalty and love soon become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.

WHY? Painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria

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Einen Eveningen mit das Henning Wehn

Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best.

Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas.

Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction.

PS - The photo might suggest differently but there will be no magic tricks or attempts at clairvoyance!

WHY? 'Forget the Euro, Henning Wehn hits the Mark' Nottingham Post

'Who said Germans have no sense of humour? Gloriously unreconstructed comedy' The Guardian

'Glory lies ahead' Time Out

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The Croft and Pearce Show

The breakthrough stars of BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama.

Their first solo sketch show launched on BBC Radio 4 in March. The duo are incredibly slick performers and create sharply funny characters. At the Edinburgh Festival they have won the Mervyn Stutter ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ Award, the Three Weeks ‘Best Podcast of the Fringe’ and were amongst The List's ‘Top Five Double Acts’.

WHY? ★★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★★ One4Review |★★★★ Three Weeks | ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

£12 (£10 conc)

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Police Dog Hogan

With 8 members in the full line up and instruments including guitar, accordion, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and trumpet, Police Dog Hogan draw their influences from many different wells.

You could call it Americana, country-folk, folk-pop or even urban bluegrass, but it’s difficult to do justice to the sheer range of styles this band is willing to take on and, if necessary, transform.

Their live shows are exuberant, accomplished, stirring and funny, mixing country-fried heartbreakers, belting anthems and foot-stomping singlaongs. They’ve been a firm favourite on the festival circuit since forming in 2009, and have been playing to sell-out crowds across the country in the past year.

With their third album, Westward Ho!, (produced by Oysterband’s Al Scott) now released on the Union Music Store label, Police Dog Hogan look set for big things. Featuring the classy Guardian columnist Tim Dowling on banjo!

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Stones in his Pockets by Marie Jones

A quiet Irish village community is turned upside down with the arrival of a Hollywood film crew, looking for the 'real' Ireland for their latest schmaltzy blockbuster.

Charlie and Jake are a pair of extras who watch with amazement, envy and delight as cultures clash, divas strop, and everyone fights over the last portion of lemon meringue pie.

Two actors play a vast array of eccentric and lovable characters in this universally loved, worldwide comic theatre sensation.

Written with poignancy and sincerity, performed at breakneck pace, this play has made deep connection with audiences in over 30 countries.

WHY? 'Hilarious, lovable and at times almost breathtaking' The Scotsman
'Richly funny' The Telegraph

Suitable for ages 12+ years.

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Two of the British folk scene's most accomplished performers.

Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. The intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire, ensures a rare treat for any listener.

This husband and wife duo had been absent from the music scene for almost a decade before their highly-acclaimed Hidden People CD (2012) was released; Sean busy touring the world with brother Seth's band whilst Kathryn remained in Devon bringing up the couple's twin daughters.

The Roberts-Lakeman name has become synonymous with 'quality' during their musical careers which started when they were signed to a major label as teenagers.

Now after nearly two decades in music, Kathryn's sublime vocals merge seamlessly with Sean's deft and inventive live guitar work on stage – and his award-winning sonic skills in the studio. In addition to his chart-topping hit records for brother Seth Lakeman, Sean has produced albums or tracks with The Levellers, Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Imelda May and Bellowhead… as well as a string of other folk/acoustic acts.

Supported by King of the South Seas. The three piece band perform music inspired by epic whaling expeditions of the early 19th century. Their latest album delves into the lives of the ‘whale men’ - their culture and influence through traditional songs, broadsides and hymns.

@kathrynsean
<a target="
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@nordenfarm


Kathryn and Sean's website
King of the South Seas website

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Funmbi Omotayo: Legal Immigrant

In 1990, ten year old Funmbi leaves London for Lagos.

The local kids find his British accent hilarious. He misses his friends back home, watching football and the gossip from Neighbours. This is Funmbi’s critically acclaimed debut show about being a fish out of water. Winner of the Amused Moose Laugh Off award and the Leicester Square New Act of The Year.

WHY? ★★★★ The List | ★★★★ Three Weeks | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festival Magazine | ★★★★ One4Review

£12, Supporters £9

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Richard Herring - Happy Now?

After years of drifting aimlessly and alone, comedian Richard Herring is now settles down with a wife and tiny baby. Is he finally happy now?

Or does responsibility for the lives of others come with its own terrors? In his twelfth solo stand up show, Richard examines whether we are, can ever hope to be, or are meant to be truly content.

@Herring1967
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Richard's website

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The Vinyl Frontier presents Castaway Vinyl

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

Join Paul Ross in conversation when he chooses select cuts on vinyl to accompany stories about his life in radio and television.

£8

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Gyles Brandreth – Word Power!

Get It! Use It! Conquer The World!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Susan Calman (work in progress)

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

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

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

£10

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Live Aid Vinyl

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

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

£8

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Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet

Encore screening.

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

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

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

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Summer Circus Week

Led by Albert and Friends.

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

Suitable for ages 7 - 13 years.

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

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The Vinyl Frontier: Singles Championship 2016

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

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

WHY? Hear classics album as they were intended – in full and on vinyl

£8

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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

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

Suitable for ages 10 - 18 years.

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

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Summer Art Week

Led by Michaela Clarke.

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

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

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

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Lisa Mills

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

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

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

£14, Supporters £11

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Gary Delaney - There's Something About Gary

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

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

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

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

'An endless flow of top quality jokes' The Guardian

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

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

£15

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