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Zen Drawing with Colour (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns and exploring colour.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your art making abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing and playing with colour.

In each session explore drawing abstract patterns and the different ways you can enhance your designs using colour pencils and bright watercolours.

You will need: Paper, lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner, colour pencils or Aquarell colour pencils, optional coloured fine liners.

Spring 2022
Mon 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug (4 week course)

7.30pm – 9.15pm
£10 per session | £22.50 per 3 week course | £30 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of the session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Hot Desk at the Farm

Looking for somewhere different to work? Need a break from your usual desk? Rent a co-working space in the 18th century farmhouse at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead.

For £40 per desk per day (+ VAT) you can expect:

• A desk space in a co-working office in a creative environment
• Available from 11am to 10pm Tuesday to Saturday
• Free WiFi
• Free parking and bike racks
• On site Café and Bar – for breaks or business meetings
• Access to tea and coffee making facilities
• 3 workstations available

This is a unique working environment, a place where you can network with other creatives.

There’s on site entertainment every day (cinema, gigs, comedy) and bookable meeting spaces including the atmospheric Long Barn which holds up to 80 people.

So if you need a break from your normal working day, become part of the vibrant community at Norden Farm.

Just book your spot online and turn up!


Covid safety:
Our co-working spaces are located in the Farmhouse. So that the room can be sanitised between each use, the booking cut off for a Hot Desk is 9pm the night before.
Hand sanitiser stations can be found at each entrance to the building and at other points throughout the venue. Please use the sanitiser on arrival.
You can read more Covid safety information here.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for people with some Pilates experience or those who are looking for a slightly more challenging class. Still covering alignment, breathing and centering but with more focus on strengthening and toning your body. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

You will need your own mat.

Spring
Tues 11 Jan – 15 Feb (6 weeks)
Tues 1 Mar – 5 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in session: Tues 26 Apr

Summer
Tues 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Tues 14 Jun - Fri 8 Jul (5 weeks)
Please note the last class of the block is on Friday 8 July

12pm - 1pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course
Drop in session £12

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for anyone new to Pilates or wishing to improve their flexibility, co-ordination, posture, balance, breathing and focus on stabilising the core. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Summer
Tues 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Tues 14 Jun - 8 Jul (5 weeks)
Please note the last class of the block is on Friday 8 July

1.30pm - 2.30pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course
Drop in session £12


Suitable for 18+ years.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners (Tues)

Led by Richard Lee

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

Tues 3 May - 7 Jun (exc 31 May), 14 Jun - 12 Jul, 19 Jul - 16 Aug
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Swan Song (12A)

Dir: Todd Stephens 2021 | 105 mins

When retired hair stylist Pat Pitsenbarger (Udo Kier) gets word that a former client’s dying wish was for him to style her final hairdo, he sets out on journey collecting the beauty supplies necessary for the job. Pat embarks on an odyssey across town to confront the ghosts of his past, rediscovering his sparkle along the way.

A comical and bittersweet journey about rediscovering oneself, and still looking gorgeous even at death.

Please note: This film contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films Ticket Offer
£9 / £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 5 Jul at 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Wed 6 Jun 8pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

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Little Wrigglers (Wednesdays)

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.

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

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Beginners/Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is particularly suited to beginners, those returning to yoga having had a break, those with specific injuries or conditions or even those that consider themselves to be of a ‘certain age’ that might need a less challenging approach. We will cover general breathing practises, the basic and gentler postures, together with general information and possible discussion around movement and the potential difficulties we might come up against.

The aim will be to relax and enjoy.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of nearly 30 years of practice and study, with a broad experience of many styles and teachers. In recent years I have been moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential and ‘felt’ approach, influenced by teachers who have been inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.

Wed 4 May - 8 Jun, Wed 15 Jun - 20 Jul, Wed 27 Jul - 17 Aug
11am - 12.15pm
£10 per session, £28 per 4 week course, £35 per 5 week course, £42 per 6 week course

Angela Sanchez will be covering the sessions on 8 and 15 Jun.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Crafternoons

Led by Kayleigh Robinson.

Norden Farm's Crafternoons are relaxed crafting sessions for older people.

Get crafty with a range of activities, or bring along your own projects to work on with support from tutor Kayleigh Robinson.

You can learn new skills, meet new people and try something new, a cup of tea is included with the ticket price. If you are unable to attend in person you can log on from home to chat and join in the session.

Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.

Suitable for ages 60+ years.
Wed 22 Jun - 24 Aug
2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea

These are blended sessions, where you can take part in person at Norden Farm or online via Zoom.

If you need transport to Norden Farm for this session please contact Jess Thompson at jess.thompson@nordenfarm.org / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Junior)

Led by Little Tanks Ltd

Each term we will be focusing on developing the participants confidence and well-being through a series of drama games and activities.

As the term progresses students will use the skills learnt to work towards a presentation that will be shared with friends and family during the last session.

Techniques explored will include improvisation, characterisation and voice work. You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals outside of your usual peer group as well as enjoying sessions in a fully equipped theatrical space.

Suitable for ages 7 - 11 years

Summer 2022
Wed 4 May - 13 Jul (exc 1 Jun)

Autumn 2022
Wed 21 Sept - 30 Nov (exc 26 Oct)

4.55pm - 5.55pm
£85 per 10 week term

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Little Tanks Ltd

Each term we will be focusing on developing the participants confidence and well-being through a series of drama games and activities.

As the term progresses, students will work as a team to create a presentation to be shared with friends and family during the last session.

Depending on what the group has decided to work on, we will then build on the skills required - for example, voice inflections, method acting, devising or developing characteristics for a role.

You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals outside of your usual peer group as well as enjoying sessions in a fully equipped theatrical space.

Suitable for ages 12 - 16 years

Summer 2022
Wed 4 May - 13 Jul (exc 1 Jun)

Autumn 2022
Wed 21 Sept - 30 Nov (exc 26 Oct)

6pm - 7.30pm
£120 per 10 week term

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

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

Wed 4 May - 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 15 Jun - 13 Jul, 20 Jul - 17 Aug
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Matt Winning and Sara Barron

Avalon are the UK's leading comedy agent - they bring two top comedians previewing their material ahead of the Edinburgh Festival this summer.

Sara Barron

Sara Barron is one of the fastest-rising comedians of her generation. Since her 2018 debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, she’s starred on shows including Live at the Apollo (BBC), Would I Lie to You? (BBC) and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC).

A powerhouse live act, Sara’s two stand up hours, For Worse (2018) and Enemies Closer (2019) have sold out at both the Edinburgh Festival and at multiple runs in London’s Soho Theatre.

Matt Winning

Dr Matt Winning is a London-based Scottish comedian and environmental researcher. He performs live climate change comedy and is author of the book HOT MESS: What on Earth can we do about Climate Change?

Matt has a TEDx talk about the importance of using humour to discuss climate change, hosts the podcast 'Operation Earth' and co-hosted the BBC Radio 4 show Mark Watson and Matt Winning: Seriously, Though, The Planet.

Matt has a PhD in climate change policy and is an active researcher at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources on various environmental issues.

'An attractively impish spirit' The Guardian
'Charming and accomplished' ★★★★ The List
'Clever gags … esoteric routines' Scotsman


Studio
£12

Sara Barron's Website
@sarabarron
Matt Winning's Website
@mattwinning
@nordenfarm

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (B)

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

Wed 4 May - 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 15 Jun - 13 Jul, 20 Jul - 17 Aug
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

Spring
Thur 13 Jan - 28 Apr (exc 24 Feb)
Carla Leech will be covering Annet's classes on Thur 31 Mar, 7 and 14 Apr.

Summer
Thur 5 May - 25 Aug

11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class


This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

If the tutor is unavailable for a session, a replacement will be provided wherever possible.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (C)

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


£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Thur 12 Jan - 10 Feb, Thur 17 Feb - 24 Mar (exc 24 Feb), Thur 31 Mar - 28 Apr
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Intermediate Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is suited to those who have been practising for at least 6. My intention for this class is to move our practise forward, explore different avenues and approaches to the traditional postures. We will be aiming to be going deeper into ‘awareness’ and ‘noticing’.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of over 20 years of practice and study, perhaps moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential approach. Whilst looking at traditional Hatha Yoga postures and pranayamas, I will be encouraging fun and freedom within the traditional structure, whilst taking into our awareness fundamental anatomical and functional aspects required by our bodies for maximum wellbeing benefits.

Fri 10 Jun - 8 July,
Fri 15 July - 19 Aug (exc 5 Aug)
£10 per session, £35 per 5 week course
11am - 12.15pm

Justine Clifford will be covering the sessions on 10 and 17 Jun.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Downton Abbey: A New Era (PG)

Dir: Simon Curtis 2021 | 125 mins

The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films Ticket Offer
£9 / £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Paint a Flower in Acrylic

Led by Jo Hall

Paint a larger than life flower, in acrylic, referencing the flower paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Blooms supplied or bring your own flower together with your own materials and equipment as in the information below.

Sat 9 Jul 11am - 4pm
£40

Please bring the following materials and equipment:
Acrylic paints and brushes
Matte medium and slow dry medium
Water pots
Stay wet palette

Support: canvas board or canvas, multimedia paper or heavy watercolour paper primed with gesso
Sketchbook or cartridge paper to work out composition and colour mixes.

Charcoal or pencil
Paper towel, small water spray, palette knife
Table easel, drawing board if using paper, tape to fix paper to the drawing board

Some blooms will be available or bring your own

Multimedia paper will be available at cost from the tutor

Do contact Jo at johall@mhstudios.co.uk with any questions about the workshop content or materials.

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Chance to Dance Stars CIC Annual Showcase 2022

Welcome to Chance to Dance Stars CIC, your local dance school for young people in the disabled community.

Come along and celebrate our achievements over the last year. Each class has spent the last 2 terms learning a routine that they wish to show you.

Put your hands together and join us for a spectacular show with upbeat music, sparkly costumes and a very proud Teacher and Founder, Victoria Andrews. Dance Routines Choreographed by Victoria, Nicci and Louisa.

Thank you to the amazing volunteer team who has supported this event. All proceeds raised goes to support this event and future Showcases.

£12 | £6 under 16s

Click here to visit the Chance to Dance website

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Zumba (Saturdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

15 Jan - 30 Apr (exc 26 Feb), Sat 7 May - 20 Aug
Carla Leech will be covering Annet's classes on Sat 2 and 9 Apr.
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class


Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Jurassic World: Dominion (12A)

Dir: Colin Trevorrow 2022 | 147 mins

The epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time.

It's four years since Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live - and hunt - alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.

Featuring never-seen dinosaurs, breakneck action and astonishing new visual effects.

Starring Chris Pratt, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Bryce Dallas Howard and Sam Neill.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films Ticket Offer
£9 / £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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All My Friends Hate Me (15)

Dir: Andrew Gaynord 2021 | 94 mins

Pete (Tom Stourton) is ready to leave his youthful indulgences behind and settle down with his girlfriend, Sonia (Charly Clive). When Pete's old uni friends invite him for a weekend away in the country to celebrate his birthday, he finds their immature ways haven’t changed, and he’s baffled by their spontaneous invitation to a feral stranger from the local pub to join them.

With the atmosphere turning from tense to terrifying to surreal, Pete reaches breaking point. Is he being punished? Is he being paranoid? Or is he just part of some sick joke?

Directed by Andrew Gaynord from a razor sharp script by Tom Stourton and Tom Palmer, with a cast of rising British talent, All My Friends Hate Me is a deliciously dark comedy about social paranoia.

'Combining comedy, cringe and creepiness, All My Friends Hate Me is a short, snappy and seriously entertaining spiral into peer-related paranoia' ★★★★ Empire

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films Ticket Offer
£9 / £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 12 Jul at 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.

Summer 2022
Tues 28 Jun, 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 9 Aug (4 week course)

11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £21 per 3 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Acrylic Painting: more Techniques for Pattern and Texture

Led by Jo Hall

Over the six weeks we will reference natural forms, and habitats such as rock pools, hedgerows or wooded landscape with their associated plants and creatures to create compositions with a lot of texture and pattern.

Techniques will include knife painting, glazing over colour and monochrome, embedding and impressing forms like seed heads or grasses, incorporating a collaged element, sgraffito.

Please bring your own materials and equipment as in the detailed information below.

Tues 21 Jun - 26 Jul
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 for the six week course

Materials
Acrylic paints and brushes
Palette knife and two painting knives
Suitable support (canvas board, canvas, heavy mixed media or watercolour paper preferably primed with gesso)
Stay wet palette
Matte medium (also glaze and texture medium not essential but useful)
Slow drying medium (that is a medium which slows down drying time enabling more time for blending)
Paper towel, water pots
Table easel, drawing board, tape to fix paper
Sketchbook to plan composition and colour notes.

Some mixed media paper will be available at cost
Reference will be available and you will be encouraged to bring your own.
Do bring a textured natural form for the first meeting; piece of driftwood or similar would be good.

Contact Jo at johall@mhstudios.co.uk if you have questions about the course content or materials.

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Twilight Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.

Summer 2022
Tues 28 Jun, 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 9 Aug (4 week course)

7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £21 per 3 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 7pm on the day of each session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Youth Theatre presents - PETER PAN By J.M. Barrie

Come along and watch the exciting adventures of Captain Hook battle it out with Peter Pan.

Both the Senior and Junior Youth Theatre groups have worked together this term on their own version of this well known classic adapted by our wonderful tutor Alex Searle.

Courtyard Theatre
£5

This amateur production of “Peter Pan” is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Keaveney

Do you like to crochet or knit? Join us for a relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.

Suitable for those with experience of crochet / knitting.

Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Wed 4 May (online only), 1 Jun (online only), 13 Jul, 3 Aug
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Steve Nieve and Kessada - Stories of Love

Steve Nieve and Kessada invite you to Stories of Love - with songs by Tom Waits, Neil Young, Elvis Costello and themselves.

Steve Nieve member of the rock and roll hall of fame, and a Grammy winning Artist, has been playing keyboards for Elvis Costello for more than thirty years, firstly as a member of The Attractions, and in more recent times with The Imposters. Perhaps the most intimate and riveting performances, however, were those where Elvis and Steve toured together creating a spellbinding tour-de-force of piano, guitar and voice.

Anybody who has witnessed these or indeed any of Elvis Costello's live shows will appreciate the special magic that occurs when Steve Nieve is let loose to solo on the piano.

Get to experience a full evening of this magic as Steve and his incredibly talented friend, vocalist and drummer Kessada, bring you 'Stories Of Love' and transport the Immobile Tour to your hometown. After one hundred plus online shows since the pandemic began, on Facebook and Instagram, you already know to expect the unexpected from this musical pair of lunatics.

For 'Stories of Love' you will hear songs and anecdotes around Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and others. Naturally, Kessada and Steve will also dig deep into their own growing catalogue of songs. A great new concert to discover.

Studio
£16

Steve Nieve's Website.
@SteveNieve
@nordenfarm

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Between Two Worlds (12A)

Dir: Emmanuel Carrère | 106 mins

French with English subtitles.

Marianne Winckler, a well-known author, goes to live in northern France to research for her new book on the subject of job insecurity. Without revealing her true identity, she gets hired as a cleaner, working with a group of other women. In this new role, she experiences financial instability and social invisibility first-hand. But she also discovers mutual assistance and solidarity, strong bonds shared by these behind-the-scenes working women.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films Ticket Offer
£9 / £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Don Vappie and Jazz Creole

Creole-influenced New Orleans music from the 'Jimi Hendrix Of The Banjo'.

Led by Don Vappie, the award-winning Creole banjoist/vocalist from New Orleans. Vappie is a living embodiment of 300 years of New Orleans music embodying all aspects of the unique melting pot of cultures that is New Orleans. Known for being banjoist/guitarist in Winton Marsalis’ Jazz at the Lincoln Centre band, but more importantly his nurturing approach to Creole culture and its preservation. He is widely considered to be one of the best banjoists in the history of New Orleans.

Honouring the tradition of his predecessor, banjoist Danny Barker, Vappie has singlehandedly kept alive Créole songs of New Orleans and has been honoured with awards from Créole society for preserving this cultural treasure.

This US/European project combines all genres of New Orleans from traditional to modern day funk with the classic early tradition of a string band. The result is 'Jazz Créole'.

Don is winner of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize 2021 and was inducted into the Banjo Hall of Fame 2022.

Features UK clarinetist David Horniblow of formally the Chris Barber band and recently The Dime Notes, guitarist Dave Kelbie of The Dime Notes, Django a la Creole and accompanist to many musicians worldwide, and from Paris bass player Sebastien Girardot of Django a la Creole fame.

Nominated for 'The best of the beat' in Offbeat magazine and The Sunday Times Jazz Album of the Year 2020! 

'He can start the party with his banjo, he sure can!' Iggy Pop

'A sure taste and a remarkable technique' Swing Fr

'it’s about time someone showed the jazz world what the banjo really can do' The Observer

'Mr Vappie is a born storyteller ' Jazz Da Gama, Canada

'Jazz virtuosity with buoyant blues riffs and a splash of Caribbean rhythms' The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Don Vappie's Website.
@donvappie
@nordenfarm

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

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


Fri 6 May - 22 Jul (exc 3 Jun and 1 Jul)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Water Lilies in Watercolour and Coloured Pencils

Led by Caroline Crawford

Participants will look at the watery surface and create a still reflective piece in watercolours, the focus is on composition, texture, light and shadow. Expert tuition, demos and guidance given.

Fri 15 Jul 11am – 4pm
£45 per workshop, £5 materials fee on the day to the tutor

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Everything Went Fine (15)

Dir: François Ozon 2021 | 113 mins

French with English subtitles.
When the elderly André (André Dussollier) suffers a debilitating stroke, he asks his daughter Emmanuèle (Sophie Marceau) to help end his life. She gradually comes to accept his request, but the impact on her and her loved ones brings out all the heartbreak and resentment in a family where André has never been the most loving or lovable father. A poignant reflection on a lifetime filled with tension, laughter, guilt and, ultimately, love.

François Ozon’s moving, deeply personal drama, based on a memoir by his late writing partner Emmanuèle Bernheim.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films Ticket Offer
£9 / £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Wed 20 Jul at 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

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Terry Alderton - It's Terry!

'Unstable and deliciously unexpected' The Guardian

It’s Terry is a brand new knock about show introduced by the world famous character performer ‘Richie Raganoo’. By his own omission, it's Terry's 'weakest character he does. But his most successful!'.

It’s Terry has narrative, it’s a throw it up and see where it lands kind of show. So those that Know, Know, and those who don’t… will!

It’s Terry!!!

'He’s proved himself as a comedian of dizzying inventiveness' ★★★★★ The Times

Terry is one of the most exciting comedians around, regularly performing all over the globe and picking up the odd award. He has played the Melbourne Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, India, Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Canadas Just For Laughs, Dublin and Galway Comedy Festivals and many more. He is also recognisable to fans as character ‘Terry Spraggan’ in BBC EastEnders and ‘Charlie Mead’ in London’s Burning.

'A fantastic comedy mind' Eddie Izzard (Lost Python, Runner)

His TV stand up credits include, Live At The Apollo (BBC), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), Comedy Road Show (BBC), The Stand Up Show (BBC), Live At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Just For Laughs Comedy Gala (Montreal), All Stars Comedy Gala (Melbourne), All Stars Gala (New Zealand), and The Waverley Gala (Edinburgh).

Terry has also written and performed in three series of his BBC Radio 4 show Terry Alderton’s All Crazy Now.

'The feeling that you get in a room when the comedy is this good is unique. The audience becomes a single entity, bound by laughter and enjoyment. It is a powerful and rarely felt effect and you really must experience it. Thank you, Terry Alderton, for giving me the comedy thrill of a lifetime' Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Terry Alderton's Website.
@terryalderton
@nordenfarm

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Tony Kofi Quartet - A Portrait of Cannonball

Cannonball Adderley was one of the best-loved figures in post-war jazz.

Hailed as ‘the new Bird’ on his emergence, he made historic recordings with Miles Davis and John Coltrane as well as having many crossover hits as a pioneer of soul-jazz.

Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley. The group traces the explosive music of Cannonball from his first session as leader in 1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the 1960s.

The repertoire includes Adderley Brothers classics like Things Are Getting Better, Work Song, Del Sasser, Sack O’Woe and many others.

Tony Kofi won the Best Instrumentalist Award at the 2008 BBC Jazz Awards, Best Ensemble at the 2005 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Album of the Year at the 2005 BBC Jazz Awards and was nominated for an award MOBO in 2008, 2015 The Jack Petchey Award for services to Music and 2020 The Presto music award for best album Another Kind of Soul and nominated for the Best Instrumentalist award for the 2021 Parliamentary Jazz award.

Studio
£15 | £5 Under 18s

Tony Kofi's Website.
@tonykofi
@nordenfarm

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Good Luck To You, Leo Grande (15)

Dir: Sophie Hyde 2022 | 98 mins

Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson), a retired schoolteacher and widow, is yearning for some adventure, some human connection and some sex. Good sex.

Whilst her husband Robert provided a home, a family, and something resembling a life, good sex was never on offer. But he’s gone now, and Nancy has a plan: she will find adventure with a sex worker named Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack).

In an anonymous hotel room Nancy greets Leo. He looks every bit as good as his picture, but what Nancy wasn’t expecting was conversation as well as fornication. Leo has a view on everything, and though he may not always tell the truth, Nancy finds she likes him. And he likes her. With growing sexual confidence, Nancy starts to relax. Over the course of three rendezvous, the power dynamics shift and their well-worn masks begin to slip.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films Ticket Offer
£9 / £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 19 Jul at 2pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Sat 16 Jul at 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

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Il Buco (U)

Dir: Michelangelo Frammartino 2021 | 93 mins

Italian with English subtitles.

During the economic boom of the 1960s, Europe’s highest building is being built in Italy’s prosperous North. At the other end of the country, young speleologists explore Europe’s deepest cave in the untouched Calabrian hinterland.

The bottom of the Bifurto Abyss, 700 meters below Earth, is reached for the first time. The intruders’ venture goes unnoticed by the inhabitants of a small neighbouring village, but not by the old shepherd of the Pollino plateau whose solitary life begins to interweave with the group’s journey.

Il Buco chronicles a visit through unknown depths of life and nature and parallels two great voyages to the interior.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films Ticket Offer
£9 / £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 19 Jul at 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

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The Shock of the Old by Terence Blacker

Terence Blacker has been stressing over how to grow old happily and with style ever since he got his bus pass.

Months of lockdown have not improved his age-anxiety one bit. Looking around, he has discovered that the world is every bit as muddled about age in the 21st century as he is.

Just when you’re getting going in your life, it happens. You catch sight of your father in the mirror and realise that it’s you. You start listening to your old Mungo Jerry albums. You feel the need to contact school friends you haven’t seen for years – even the ones you never liked. You join the National Trust.

Is this it? The start of a slow slide into Oldsville - comfy slippers, fussing over your breakfast cereal, talking at the TV, with the occasional Saga cruise thrown in as a treat?!

In his funny and perceptive new show, Terence faces up to the joys and pains of the passing years with songs, quotes, and anecdotes. It’s as if Victor Meldrew met Tom Lehrer for a none-too-serious debate about the meaning of life.

The result is a spirit lifting and timely celebration of the art of not taking the ageing process lying down - about being, in the words of one of Terence's songs, 'not quite done'.

Does The Shock of the Old finally reveal the great secret of the coming of age? Possibly not, but Terence Blacker shares a world of fun, warmth and wisdom looking for it.

'A bitter-sweet - and yet ultimately life-affirming - show, full of humour and terrific songs (with wonderful guitar-playing), giving two fingers up to old age. Even if you hobble in, you’ll leave with a spring in your step' Virginia Ironside, Journalist, Agony Aunt and Author

'Melodic, funny, and with a touch of melancholy, Terence Blacker’s Shock of the Old blends sharp, knowing comedy with cracking tunes. You’re in for a treat' Craig Brown, Satirist

Studio
£15

Terence Blacker's website

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Japanese Calligraphy Summer Workshop

Led by Eiko Ishida.

Design a fan with Japanese calligraphy.

Learn little by little how to concentrate on flow, conduct and apply it with brush and ink in a peaceful setting.

In this workshop, you will be shown the basic principles of writing Japanese characters; using the traditional Japanese materials of a brush, ink and Japanese paper.

You will be guided how to create your first brush strokes and how to build on these basic steps to create some lovely Japanese characters on a traditional Japanese fan.

Everybody is welcome – no calligraphy experience or Japanese language skills are necessary.

Thur 21 Jul and Thur 18 Aug | 1pm – 4pm
£48 per workshop

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National Theatre Live: Prima Facie

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.

Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.

Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.

Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.

A production from Empire Street Productions.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Book Club

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

This season the Book Club will be reading

17 Mar - The Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes
21 Apr - These Days by Lucy Caldwell
19 May - The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak
16 Jun - Box 88 by Charles Cumming
21 Jul - The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
18 Aug - The Phone Box at the End of the World by Laura Messina

Suitable for 18+ years.

Spaces are limited, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Thur 17 Mar, 21 Apr,19 May, 16 Jun, 21 Jul, 18 Aug
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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The Shackleton Trio

Captivating songwriting and fiery tunes on mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo.

A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet. This is a band that loves playing together, and not to be missed.

Touring their brand new album Mousehold, The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin). Natural talents of the folk tradition, their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards, influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from the group's native East Anglia.

Featured on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, and BBC Radio 4, with five-star reviews, and an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival’s main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours.

‘Beguiling. Holds your attention and isn’t afraid to make you think’ ★★★★★ Northern Sky

‘Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured’ fRoots

'Excellent' ★★★★ R2 Magazine

‘A voice entirely of their own’ Mike Harding

Studio
£15

The Shackleton Trio's website

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Elvis (12A)

Dir: Baz Luhrmann 2022 | 160 mins

An epic, big-screen spectacle from visionary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!) that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks.

Elvis’s story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker. As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films Ticket Offer
£9 / £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 26 Jul at 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Thur 28 Jul 8pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

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The Sound of Springsteen

With a passion for the work of "The Boss", the eight piece tribute The Sound Of Springsteen brings their years of live performances and recording to rock you with Bruce Springsteen's greatest hits and deep cuts.

With songs like, Born In The USA, Glory Days, Streets of Philadelphia and many more, this is a night of passion for Springsteen.

Courtyard Theatre
£22

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

The Sound of Springsteen's Website.
@sospringsteen
@nordenfarm

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Summer Sing Along Concertini

Celebrate the start of the summer holidays with this Disney inspired live music concert.

Bring the whole family and enjoy an entertaining 45 minutes of musical theatre tunes and family favourites including songs from The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Encanto.

Little people will be able to dance, sing and move around, whilst grown-ups and bigs kids can enjoy listening to live music in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Age guidance 0 - 8 years.

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

Click here to visit the Concertini website

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The Greatest Magician

A dazzling new magic show - presented by the magician most famous for jamming the BBC switchboards after he correctly predicted the lottery. This astonishing, enigmatic, five star rated magic show will leave you aching from laughter and dizzy in disbelief.

’There’s a moment you will remember for the rest of your life’ Chortle Magazine

Directed by the late Paul Daniels, this mind-blowing magic show comes to the stage for the first time - you’ll be transported to a jaw-dropping world of light-hearted hilarity, wonderment, and mystery.

'Leaves even the most seasoned magic goers dumbfounded' ★★★★★ Fringe Magazine

Focusing on mind-bending feats of illusion, from making people forget their own names to vanishing them from the auditorium entirely - this sensational show is a sure sell-out and showing in Maidenhead for one night only.

Presented by host of BBC’s Trickster: Live, ‘the most anticipated magician in a generation’ - James Phelan is The Greatest Magician.

‘The magic was great... there was the right level of pzaz. With huge laughs and stunning tricks’ ★★★★★ Voice Magazine

‘Will leave even the most seasoned magic goers flabbergasted’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Fringe Magazine

‘He barely skips a beat... one to watch in the World of magic’ ★★★★ The List

‘James has stage presence by the bucket load’ ★★★★ One4Review blog

‘You’re funny, you look good, all your tricks work, if you were anyone else I’d hate you’ Paul Daniels

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

@phelanmagician
@nordenfarm

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Circus Week

Led by And Circus

Four days of learning 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 – 15 years.

Tues 26 – Fri 29 Jul 10am – 4pm
£220 | £200 Advantage Card Holders

Make the most of your time here and book in to see a film at the end of the session. Screenings start at 4.30pm, tickets for Circus Week participants are £5.

Tues 26 Jul 4.30pm - Lightyear (PG)
Wed 27 Jul 4.30pm - Lightyear (PG)
Thur 28 Jul 4.30pm - Minions: The Rise of Gru (U)

Children will be seated in the balcony, accompanied by a chaperone.

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Lightyear (PG)

Dir: Angus MacLane 2022 | 100 mins

The definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear - the hero who inspired the toy - introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans. Join Buzz as he embarks on an intergalactic adventure with a group of ambitious recruits and his robot companion.

Courtyard Theatre
£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

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Norden Farm Summer Choir

Led by Tabitha Beavan

Soulful Summer Singing Sessions at the Farm.

Join us for for a cappella summer sing-songs on the Farm. Led by Tabitha and inspired by the Pitch Perfect movies, you’ll experience how good it feels to use the voice you’ve got and create goose bumpy harmonies with others. We’ll also explore rhythms and body beats to really feel the groove. A totally inclusive choir, open to all who want to give a bit of ‘a cappella’ singing a go.

In each session you’ll learn two songs; a short warm up song and a well-known feelgood summery song – for example Surfin’ USA, Happy or Dance with Me Tonight. You can either attend individual sessions or come to the full series. Why not plan to arrive early to have a drink on the Norden Farm beach!

Tabitha Beaven founded the Maidenhead Tuneless Choir in 2016 and performs with Funkin’ Souled Out; a local funk, soul and disco function band. Her style is upbeat, full of energy and she is passionate about the power of singing for all.

Tues 19 Jul - 16 Aug
7.30pm - 9pm
£45 for the 5 week course or £10 per session

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Flamenco Dance Rebeca Ortega - RAÍCES from Spain

From the deepest roots of flamenco, this show is born from the tradition of flamenco culture shaped by the luminosity of the alegrías, the depth of the taranto, the rhythms of the tangos or the jondura of the soleá.

Like the newly germinated seed that is nourished by the dewdrops, this work is the path that blossoms from the lament of the traces of the past towards the uncertain and unburdened future.

Passion, strength and blood in perfect harmony with the elegance and the sensuality, is delighted by the most authentic flamenco dance... The flight of her hands brings freedom and her feet tapping connects us with the earth, with the root.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Rebeca Ortega's Website.

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Minions: The Rise of Gru (U)

Dir: Kyle Balda 2022 | 90 mins

Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement.

It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto - a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please - this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions.

When the infamous supervillain supergroup, the Vicious 6, oust their leader - legendary martial arts fighter Wild Knuckles - Gru, their most devoted fanboy, interviews to become their newest member. The Vicious 6 is not impressed by the diminutive, wannabe villain, but then Gru outsmarts (and enrages) them, and he suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. With Gru on the run, the Minions attempt to master the art of kung fu to help save him, and Gru discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

Courtyard Theatre
£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Relaxed screening
The screening on Sat 30 Jul at 11am is Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed.

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Mindfulness

Led by Kate Hughes

Join Kate Hughes of Kate Hughes Meditation for an hour of mindfulness, designed to promote calm and awareness.

During the session we will explore breathing techniques, different kinds of meditation, and various mindfulness exercises including some gentle movement (this can be adapted to suit all mobility levels).

No experience of meditation or mindfulness is required, and these sessions are suitable for you if you are an absolute beginner or have done some kind of mindfulness practice before.

Please wear comfortable clothing. The session will end with a relaxation exercise and you may wish to bring your own mat and blanket, although these will be provided.

Fri 25 Feb, 25 Mar, 29 Apr, 27 May, 24 Jun, 29 Jul, 19 Aug
7.30pm – 8.30pm
£12 per session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Life Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

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.

Half day sessions comprise of a variety of short and long poses.

Any mediums can be used in these sessions. Materials will be provided, although participants are very welcome to bring their own if you have something you like to work with.

Sat 28 May and Sat 30 Jul
11am - 2pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Catch That Beast

The Royal Society of Beastologists are a group with one mission: to track down mythical beasts.

They can’t wait to come to Norden Farm, meet their new members and capture the Monstrous Beast of Maidenhead. They’ve heard it’s been causing all sorts of nuisance.

But Jessy, the youngest Beastologist, has her doubts about beast hunting. What if beasts don’t want to be found? When Jessy is left behind at camp, an encounter with the Beast could help her transform the ways of the Beastologists for good…

Catch That Beast! is a magical, deliciously silly show about how we interact with wild things and how the youngest among us might bring about change.

Full of humour, live music, inventive puppetry and audience participation, it is suitable for everybody aged 5+ years.

Studio
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Catch That Beast's Website.
@wearebucketclub
@nordenfarm

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The Vinyl Frontier Singles Championship

A sociable evening of music, trivia and chat - hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Eight competitors bring three of their favourite 45s to see if they can battle through to the final and win the coveted trophy.

Studio
£10

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Errol's Garden

“I wish I could have a garden of my own, but all I see out there is concrete and pavement and more concrete...”

Errol loves plants so much that he has them growing out of every pot, pan and teacup he can find in his small flat, to the dismay of his family. He knows that plants need water, sunlight and space. They need a garden. Errol and his sister Tia search through their block of flats for the perfect space, and discover a neglected rooftop full of rubbish.

After Errol and Tia clean up the space, they imagine building a community garden, but first, they will need to convince all of their neighbours to pitch in and help. A grumpy neighbour and some garden pests try to stand in their way, but Errol is determined to make his dream a reality.

Filled with catchy songs, big ideas and a passion for plants, Errol's Garden is an interactive musical for audiences aged 3 - 11 years and their grownups.

Studio
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Golden Toad Theatre's Website.
@TheatreToad
@nordenfarm

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The Ocelots

24 year old twins Brandon and Ashley Watson are The Ocelots.

Formerly based in Ireland, now in Leipzig, Germany, the brothers have crafted their songwriting and musical experience together to produce a forceful blend of rich harmonies and bare, raw acoustic folk. Their music perfectly embodies the breezy effortlessness of early Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel.

The Ocelots have toured extensively with international acts such as Jack Johnson (with whom they played to an audience of 5000), Felix Rebil (The Cat Empire), Isaac Gracie, Kim Churchill, as well as performing with well-known Irish artists such as Glen Hansard and Hudson Taylor. They've appeared at festivals such as Philadelphia Folk Festival, Tollwood and Electric Picnic. The Ocelots live set combines all that is great about folk music, so come and be charmed by the charismatic duo.

Studio
£15

The Ocelots Website.
@theocelotsmusic
@nordenfarm

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Norden Farm Market

Join us for our outdoor markets – held in the Linhay barns and car park.

Browse stalls selling artisanal produce and hand crafted goods. The Café Bar will be open serving lunch (until 3pm), drinks and snacks. The perfect way to do some relaxed shopping on a Saturday afternoon!

Sat 2 Jul stallholders include: Firefairyart, Como en Casa, Rhi Design Crafts, Marmalove, RedpathCreations111, KaNa Homecooked, Teddy Knits and Kits, Human Five, Happy Leaf, Esther Madden Glass, U. Bakery, Tamsin Denholm Jewellery, Rocks and Key, Amora Candles UK, Get Whisked Away, iindi.be, Ali-Oops Handbags, ReRe's Soap & Scents, Pixie Pottery and It's All About Tiger Photography.

Sat 2 Jul and 6 Aug 12pm - 4pm

Entry is FREE

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From Gold to Rio

The Greatest Hits of Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran.

Two of the UK's most iconic bands will be brought to life in one power packed show!

From Gold to Rio will take you on a nostalgic journey back to the New Romantic era which ruled the charts for over a decade.For the very first time the hits from two of the UK's most iconic bands will be brought to life in one power packed show!

With over 20 top 10 hits the show will feature two hours of non-stop classics including Gold, Rio, True, The Reflex, Through The Barricades, Save A Prayer, Lifeline & Girls on Film to name a few - guaranteed to leave the audience shouting for more!

So, if you’re a Duranie, a Spandie, a Wild Boy or a Soul Boy, then this is something you don’t want to miss!

Courtyard Theatre
£21

From Gold to Rio's Website.
@FromGoldToRio1
@nordenfarm

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Make a Play in 4 Days

Led by Janine from Sideways Drama.

Create a play from scratch in just four days!

Join Sideways Drama at Norden Farm this Summer for four days of dynamic theatre games and devising, culminating in a performance for your family and friends!

Over the four days, the group will enjoy fun warm up, team and co-operation games and develop skills through working collaboratively to share and develop their creative ideas.

After exploring themes and learning about devising and script writing techniques, we will work together to craft our final performance piece.

There’s lots of fun to be had in the making of our Play in 4 Days!

Suitable for ages 8 - 14 years.

Tues 9 – Fri 12 Aug | 11am – 4pm
£220 | £200 Advantage Card Holders

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Summer Recital Series - Significantly Beethoven (2 of 4)

Jonathan Ferrucci (piano)

In association with the Kirckman Concert Society.

Mozart Adagio in B minor K540
Beethoven Sonata in D major Op. 10 No. 3 
J.S. Bach Toccata in C minor BWV 911
Toccata in D major BWV 912
Toccata in G minor BWV 915
Albeniz Evocacion , El Puerto, Corpus Christi (Sevilla) (Iberia, Book 1)

Selected as a Kirckman Concert Society artist in 2022, Italian-Australian pianist Jonathan Ferrucci has given concerts as a soloist and chamber musician across Europe, Australia and the United States, performing at Wigmore Hall and The Barbican in London, Carnegie Weill Hall in New York and the Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy, among other venues. Recent projects include concerto performances in Italy and a particular focus on the Goldberg Variations.

Live stream tickets are also available for this event, so that you can watch along from home.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18 | Book all 4 concerts in the Summer Recital Series for £64 | £5 under 18s

Jonathan Ferrucci's website
Jonathan Ferrucci's Facebook
@jferrucci
<a target="
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Dave Gorman (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Dave Gorman is hitting Norden Farm with brand new material. Taking a mischievous look at modern life, Dave will share his observations and frustrations with a little help from his laptop.

'[Dave Gorman] has transformed the seemingly mundane into hours of unabashed hysteria’ Metro

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Dave Gorman's Website.
@DaveGorman
@nordenfarm

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Pigs and Bears Don’t Come In Pairs!

Straw, wood, brick? Porridge, chairs, beds?

Two trios to tantalise and tickle your senses in this DOUBLE BILL of Furry Tails, where Goldilocks may even be more scary that the Big Bad Wolf!

If two’s company and three’s a crowd, then book your place now for these well loved stories, retold with puppets, original music and a perfectly petite pop up set.

Age guidance 3 - 7 years.

Studio
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Widdershins Theatre's Website.
@thewidders
@nordenfarm

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Roger Beaujolais Quartet - Tribute to the Vibraphone

We must thank Louis Armstrong for incorporating the Vibraphone in his 1930 recordings. 

This began the vibraphone’s long association with jazz. It was Lionel Hampton who quickly realized the instrument’s expressive capabilities and deployed it as a frontline lead instrument. His virtuosic showmanship established the stylistic blueprint for vibraphone playing in jazz, and in his wake came a raft of other talented innovators, especially Milt Jackson, Gary Burton and. Bobby Hutcherson who helped to take the music beyond swing to bebop, Latin jazz, and ultimately free jazz.

Roger Beaujolais has been a well-established musician since the 80’s when he found early success touring with the bands Chevalier Brothers and Fairground attraction and later heavily involved with the 90’s acid jazz movement. Since then, he has worked with everyone from Roger Plant to Paul Weller. But his passion is with jazz the small band ensemble and has produced many albums with his quartet and tirelessly collaborates with artists from all over Europe. He has released many Jazz albums along the way, a this evenings concert will give a small preview of his latest ‘tribute to Milt Jackson’ album. The music tonight will also take us on a journey through the development of the Vibraphone from the swing era through Bebop and into more Contemporary Jazz.

Studio
£15

Roger Beaujolais Website.

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The Studio Session

Part of the Farm’s programme to support emerging musicians. Local acts play three numbers – at least one of which is an original.

This is a unique opportunity for aspiring acoustic artists and bands to compete to win a solo gig at The Farm. If you would like to perform at this summer’s event, please email some clips of your music to jane.corry@nordenfarm.org.

For the first time, the Studio Session is a competitive event – the audience will vote on the night for their favourite act, who get a solo gig at Norden Farm on Sat 1 Oct and a share of the box office!

An unmissable evening of live acoustic music in our intimate Studio space.

Studio
£10

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Art Week

Join Lucy Wright on a creative adventure this summer.

Over four days you will create artworks to display in a magical art gallery where the artwork comes to life.

Exploring artists from around the world you will create costumes, sculpture, paintings and so much more in an art extravaganza which culminates in a final exhibition... with a twist. As we wander through the gallery the pieces will begin to tell their own stories as if under a spell.

This fun and energetic course is perfect for artists and makers of all kinds, providing a stimulating and creative way to spend the summer, come along and set your imagination free!

Suitable for ages 8 – 14 years.

Tues 16 – Fri 19 Aug | 11am – 4pm
£160 | £145 Advantage Card Holders

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Bunty and Bubbly

Bunty and Bubbly have been entertaining their audiences together for the past six years, singing classic Bollywood romantic songs as well as some of the newer hits.

The duo love the golden oldies originally sung by Lata, Rafi and Kishore, but equally enjoy some of the latest songs by Udit Narayan and Kumar Sanu.

They both grew up watching Hindi movies and love to add a hint of 'Filminess' when they sing. The pair are are children of the 90's era and have grown up watching Salman Khan and Shah Rukh doing their thing on screen. Their dramatics on screen have added a touch of influence to Bunty and Bubbly's songs.

Studio
£15

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Family Concertini with the Estrellas

Grab your tiny dancers and join us for 45 minutes of the biggest soul and Motown sounds of the 60’s!

Shaking it up with some hot dance routines and topping it off with plenty of interactive disco fever this upbeat all singing all dancing 60’s act are sure to have the even the tiredest of feet tapping.

Age guidance 0 - 8 years.

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

Click here to visit the Concertini website

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The Upbeat Beatles

The Upbeat Beatles are second to none -powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship.

The guys have an easy, happy rapport with any crowd, giving them a reputation to be envied as the best in the business. There isn’t a band to touch them - 8 bars of Twist and Shout and you will know why! No other band can perform this song like The Upbeat Beatles!

The show takes you through the Fab Four’s long and winding road from the early Cavern days through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road, with narrative and full multi-media presentation. If you love The Beatles you’ll love this show, and if you don’t love The Beatles you’ll love this show!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The Upbeat Beatles Website.
@UpbeatBeatles
@nordenfarm

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Summer Recital Series - Significantly Beethoven (3 of 4)

St John’s Ensemble

Schubert Rondo in A, D.951 for piano duet
Beethoven Variations on La ci darem la mano for 2 oboes and cor anglais
Mozart Violin Sonata in Bb, K.454
Schubert 2 Military Marches, D.733
Beethoven Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', for cello and piano
Beethoven Quintet for piano and wind instruments, Op.16

Live stream tickets are also available for this event, so that you can watch along from home.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18 | Book all 4 concerts in the Summer Recital Series for £64 | £5 under 18s

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Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Cream.

Paying tribute to these legends of rock are Voodoo Room. A stunning power trio featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians who perform an incredible show in the true spirit of these legendary superstars. No wigs, no gimmicks - simply great music played by great musicians! Featuring classics such as Hey Joe, Sunshine Of Your Love, Purple Haze and Layla.

Members of Voodoo Room have recorded and toured with Stevie Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder and many other high profile artists. With standing ovations the norm, the word on the street is Voodoo Room are not to be missed!

‘STUNNING!’ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Voodoo Room's Website.
@VoodooRoom1s
@nordenfarm

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Kite Festival

Kite Flying • Food • Bar • Live Music • Kite Making

Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our Community Kite Festival on Sunday 4 September between 12pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!

Round off the summer holidays in style with an afternoon of fun for all the community! Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill. You can also purchase a Kite Making Kit on the day (subject to availability). Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include food from local vendors and a bar.

Don't forget to bring along your picnic blanket or camping chairs and get set for an unmissable afternoon of entertainment. The live music stage will feature top local talent - more details to be announced shortly!

FREE EVENT

Sun 4 Sept

12pm - 4pm


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Summer Recital Series - Significantly Beethoven (4 of 4)

St John’s Ensemble with Poppy Shotts (soprano)

Haydn Piano Trio in G (Gypsy Rondo) 
Schubert The Shepherd on the Rock 
Beethoven Violin Sonata in D, Op.12 No.1 
Beethoven Allegretto for piano trio in B flat 
Schubert And dem wasser au singer; An die Musik ; Du bist die Ruh
Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat, K.493    

Live stream tickets are also available for this event, so that you can watch along from home.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18 | Book all 4 concerts in the Summer Recital Series for £64 | £5 under 18s

Poppy's website
@PoppySoprano
@nordenfarm

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Jessica Fostekew: Wench

A show about sexy things (awkward), private things (oh no) and a woman trying to sit on the face of time to keep it still (hot, right?).

You’ve seen Jess on Live at the Apollo, QI and on Harry Hill's Clubnite amongst other TV shows. She's a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, the host and creator of The Hoovering Podcast and you hear her regularly on BBC R4's News Quiz and Now Show.

Jess was nominated for the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Award – Best Show 2019 with her last show Hench, and she won Best Show and Best Breakthrough Act in the Chortle Awards 2020.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Promoter Credit: Little Wander
Photo Credit: Matt Stronge

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The Brass Funkeys

The Brass Funkeys are a trailblazer in the new generation of UK Brass Bands.

Formed in 2011, this nine piece collective has a unique sound forged from their strong personalities and eclectic individual tastes, whilst still paying homage to their New Orleans Brass Band roots.

The Brass Funkeys have honed their skills over 10 years playing the club and festival circuits in the UK and Europe, always exploring new musical directions while refining their exciting, eclectic and energetic live show, bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy.

The Brass Funkeys frequently appear on festival main stages (Glastonbury, Boomtown, Wilderness, Lost Village, Love Supreme, North Sea Jazz Festival) as well as performing at world renowned venues (Ronnie Scott’s, Koko, Cambridge Corn Exchange).

After the cancellation of dozens of live dates in 2020, The Brass Funkeys did not take lockdown lying down, instead embarking on an ambitious project to release four EPs to catalogue the band’s journey.

You may have seen the band performing at the 2019 Lantern Parade and headlining Lanterns Live gig.

'Brass has not been this good since that time Reel Big Fish covered A-Ha... The Brass Funkeys are my favourite band. 10/10' Vice Magazine: Noisey Music

'Terrific... what a band' James Morrison, BBC Radio 2

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Jen Brister: The Optimist

If Jen Brister has learned anything in the past 18 months, it’s that she’s no good in a crisis (unless you count getting into the foetal position in under 30 seconds).

Has the pandemic changed her for the better or is she the same old pessimistic naysayer she’s always been? I think we all know the answer to that. Let’s just hope she can make it funny.

'Furiously funny' The Guardian

'Her energy is explosive. Her use of space and delivery, mesmerising' The Sunday Times

'A phenomenal display of sinewy stand up' Chortle

Age guidance 16+ years.

Presented by Little Wander Ltd.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Photo Credit: Matt Crockett

Jen's website

@JenBrister
@nordenfarm

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Klezmer Ceilidh

Shana Tova! Celebrate the new year, to live Klezmer music in the atmospheric 18th century Long Barn.

Caller, Ilana Cravitz will guide you through the steps for lively freylekhs, sinuous horas, upbeat bulgars and more.

No previous experience or partner needed. Fun and laughter guaranteed.

Long Barn
£15

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Mark Watson: This Can’t Be It

We've all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but don't worry, skinny national treasure Mark Watson has it covered.

At 41, he's halfway through his days on earth, according to the life expectancy calculator app he paid £1.49 for. That life is in the best shape in living memory... but one problem remains, and it really is a huge one.

Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the 'Taskmaster' survivor, multi-award-winner and 'No More Jockeys' cult leader attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up. Maybe we'll even solve the huge problem. Doubt it, though.

★★★★★ Telegraph

★★★★ Times | Independent | Metro | Time Out | Chortle

'Quite unlike anything else I’ve seen in almost 20 years of covering the Fringe... witty, warm, perfectly judged' ★★★★★ Telegraph

'This is a stand-up operating at the very top of his game' ★★★★ Independent

'He always displays an innate understanding of what the audience wants... creating a bespoke experience for every gig, an added flourish to a strong hour of stand-up' ★★★★ Chortle

'A quick-fire hour of fun' ★★★★ Metro

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Harry Hill: Experiments in Entertainment 3 – Work In Progress

Join Harry Hill as he test drives his latest idea of what a joke is.

Laugh with him as he succeeds, distance yourself from him as he fails, track him down in the bar and get a selfie, ask him if he’s bringing TV Burp back, phone your mum and get him to wish her a happy birthday. Let’s Mattress!

Age guidance 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Latecomers not admitted.

Harry Hill's website

  •  28 Sep SOLD OUT
  •  29 Sep SOLD OUT
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Reasons You Should(n't) Love Me

Juno was born with spina bifida and is now clumsily navigating her twenties amidst street healers, love, loneliness – and the feeling of being an unfinished project.


For a long time I didn’t know how it’d work.
Or what I’d be able to feel.
People would ask me if I could have sex and I’d feign shock and act wildly offended whilst secretly wanting to grab them by the shoulders and be like "I don’t know, Janet!"

Winner of the Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020, Amy Trigg’s remarkable debut play is a hilarious, heart-warming tale about how shit our wonderful lives can be.

'A performance of mesmerising intensity' ★★★★★ New European

'Trigg is terrific' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'Bravura one-woman show is a knock-out' ★★★★ Evening Standard

'A tour de force performance' ★★★★ Ham & High

'Enormously entertaining' ★★★★ The Guardian

'A hilarious, honest and heartwarming play which demands an audience' ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

'Wonderfully heartfelt and beautifully delivered' ★★★★ Theatre Weekly

Presented by Paines Plough in association with Women’s Prize for Playwriting, 45 North and Kiln Theatre.

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£15

Paines Plough's Website.
@painesplough
@nordenfarm

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Les Dawson: Flying High

Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers, The Impressions Show) stars in this funny, affectionate and poignant celebration of the much-missed comedy legend.

Join Les as he summons forth a wealth of characters and incidents from his eventful life and career, as he travels on Concorde at twice the speed of sound 68,000 feet above the Earth, in this new play from BAFTA and Olivier Award winning writer Tim Whitnall and director Bob Golding.

Courtyard Theatre
£24

Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions.

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Helen Bauer - Madam Good Tit

2019's Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer nominee and your favourite self-aware stand up.

Helen brings a show about self-confidence, self-esteem and self-care. It’s the year of 'the self' and Helen is trying to be the change she wants you to see.

As seen on BBC's Live at The Apollo and star of ITV2, BBC Three, ITV2, Comedy Central and Radio 4.

'A personality that will fill a stadium... This girl will not be performing in small venues for much longer' ★★★★★ Sunday Express

'Slick, sassy and super satisfying' ★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ The Skinny | ★★★★ The List

Presented by Berk's Nest in association with Blue Book Management.

Studio
£14

Helen's website

@HelenBaBauer
@nordenfarm

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Keith James in concert: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

‘There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’ Cohen’s most memorable and visionary line from his song ANTHEM.

If ever there was a sentence in modern poetry to reflect on and give hope and understanding to us all, it is this line. This Concert begins with ANTHEM.

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and the courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each word.

The chilling announcement of Leonard's death marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. Our World misses him very much.

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 500 concerts – close to 150,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and sometimes in Andalusia, Spain.

Included in the concert are Cohen’s well-known songs: Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne, and Hallelujah alongside his rarer and profound writing such as Who by Fire, Joan of Arc and Secret Life. Also included are songs from his posthumous album Thanks for the Dance such as What happens to the Heart and Keith’s dramatic performances based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca – Cohen’s greatest influence. Keith has also transcribed into song one of Leonard’s poems from his collection ‘Book of longing’ written whilst on retreat during the 1990s.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

‘Good work! Glad you are keeping Leonard’s songs alive’ Sylvie Simmons, Biographer – The Life of Leonard Cohen

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times

‘An elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’ BBC Radio Scotland

‘Certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian

‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’ Times Literary Supplement

‘A sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’ Acoustic Magazine

Studio
£18

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Purple Zeppelin

The Ultimate Rock Tribute Show!

As featured in the BBC TV documentary The Joy of the Guitar Riff, Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.

In a 'full on' show with costume changes, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically the best bits, all of the time, as Purple Zeppelin take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians.

The accent is firmly on entertainment with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck Guitar and Theremin, and a very special Violin Bow Solo!

Come and experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerising show!

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Purple Zeppelin's Website.
@PurpleZeppelin1
@nordenfarm

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Maidenhead Schools Exhibition 2022

We are delighted to present the third Maidenhead Schools: Art, Design and Photography Exhibition showcasing the work made by the students from Maidenhead schools.

The exhibition will show a wealth of talent in a range of mediums including paint, textiles and digital media. The exhibition aims to unite Maidenhead schools and colleges by celebrating the creativity and talent of our local students.

Current artwork will include work by students from Altwood CofE School, BCA and Desborough College. To register your schools' interest in our 2022 exhibition, please contact Kayleigh at kayleigh.robinson@nordenfarm.org

This exhibition is part of Farm Out, the flagship Norden Farm Arts Programme for schools funded by the Spoore, Merry and Rixman Foundation.

Artwork Credit: Gurleen Johal, BCA

Tues 18 Oct - Sat 5 Nov 5pm - 10pm

Free Entry

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Nick Helm: What Have We Become?

As the survivors of a global pandemic crawl from their fortified boltholes and begin to rebuild society, what is left of them and who amongst them dares to lead them to the light?

Join critically acclaimed and multi award-winning comedian Nick Helm as he embarks on a show so insightful, so honest, so legitimate that it will fix all of society’s problems and lead the way to a new plane of existence.

This is the future. The future is now.

As seen on Uncle (BBC Three), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Live at the Apollo (BBC Two) and Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment (BBC Three).

Nick is a two time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, British Comedy Award winner, a BAFTA nominee and Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe winner.

‘Terrific’ ★★★★ Times

‘Triumphant’ ★★★★ List

‘A true mastermind’ ★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag

‘A true comedy daredevil’ ★★★★ Time Outts

Age guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Nick Helm's Website.
@TheNickHelm
@nordenfarm

Presented by Plosive Live in association with Sophie Chapman Talent

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The Handlebards - Twelfth Night

Join The HandleBards at Norden Farm for a bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Duke Orsino is in love with Lady Olivia, but she won’t have anything to do with suitors. Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin brother Sebastian to be dead. Meanwhile, a bunch of Olivia’s servants plot to make a fool out of her pompous butler, Malvolio. There’s drunkenness, frivolity and cross-dressing a plenty.

‘An exceptional touring production’ ★★★★★ The Stage

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Courtyard Theatre
£15

The Handlebard's Website.
@handlebards
@nordenfarm

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Women in Rock

The ultimate celebration of the world's greatest female anthems.

Women In Rock are pleased to return to Norden Farm after their successful debut in 2018.

Since 2016, Women In Rock have been wowing audiences across the UK and Europe with their high energy performances. Featuring soaring vocals, choreography, audience interaction, striking costumes and backed by a band of world class musicians, Women In Rock has built a reputation as the leading rock show around.

Having performed to audiences of up to 120,000, these women are ready to take you on a spectacular journey through five decades of female rock leaving you cheering for more.

Featuring the songs of Cher, Blondie, Janis Joplin, Republica, Belinda Carlisle, Bonnie Tyler, P!nk, Suzi Quatro, Tina Turner and many more, Women In Rock are guaranteed to get you on your feet. Grab your tickets and let’s get ready to sing, dance and ROCK!

‘The audience were held in reminiscent bliss from start to finish, outstanding!’ At The Theatre

‘The girls held the audience captive with their outstanding energy and vocals. Bravo Women In Rock!’ Harley Davidson (Europe)

‘Women In Rock is a must-have show for our venue, keeps our audiences on their feet like no other' Chequer Mead Theatre

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Night Terrors – The Ghost Stories of E F Benson

This is a spine-tingling evening of three tales of the supernatural from E F Benson’s brilliant collection of ghost stories, Night Terrors.

With masterful storytelling from the award winning actor Gerard Logan, Night Terrors will transport you to a darker, more sinister world of the unexpected and the unexplainable.

The three stories (The Dance, In The Tube and The Confession of Charles Linkworth), are dramatic, haunting and hugely memorable.

'Logan is astounding... He takes a strong script and flies it to the stars' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festival 2016

'Watching Logan work is like being privy to a wonder of nature and remains with you... A true masterpiece of solo performance' ★★★★★ The Edinburgh Guide - Edinburgh Festival 2015

Gerard Logan won The Stage Best Solo Performer of the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Award for his acclaimed performance in Gareth Armstrong’s production of Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece. He won the Best Actor award at the 2014 Buxton Fringe Festival and was nominated for the Michael MacLiammoir Award for Best Male Performance at the 2016 International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival for his performance in
Wilde Without the Boy.

Gareth Armstrong has developed and directed many successful solo shows, including his own award winning Shylock.

Night Terrors is also underscored by a beautiful, original and specially commissioned score by the award winning RSC composer, Simon Slater.

Studio
£15

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Olga Koch: Just Friends

Star of Mock The Week, QI, Late Night Mash, her Amazon Prime comedy special and Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee, Olga Koch brings you the roller coaster romcom you aren't tall enough to ride. Strap in.

Directed by Charlie Dinkin.

£1 from every ticket will go to Stonewall’s Ukraine Projects, in aid of the Ukrainian LGBTQ+ community.

'Uproarious, gleefully obscene comedy' The Guardian

'One of the most charismatic comedians on the circuit' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'A natural storyteller, she will keep you completely hooked' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★ Funny Women | ★★★★ The List | ★★★★ The Skinny| ★★★★ Fest Mag

Age guidance 16+ years.

Studio
£15

Olga Koch's Website.
@rocknrolga
@nordenfarm

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Harry Baker is Unashamed

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker had a lot of time to think about the important things in life during lockdown(s), and after initially penning reflective poems about missing hugging people he started making German pop bangers and reviewing toilet seats online.

He also very quickly realised how much he missed performing live to people! A show of new poems and realisations celebrating the little things in life that make us who we are, focussing on the connection at the heart of it all and what can happen if we lose that.

Including the story of how a spontaneous decision to run a marathon dressed as a falafel turned into a diss track to Chris Evans that raised £5000 for charity, it is his most playful, heartfelt, uplifting, unashamedly Harry Baker-y show yet.

'Simply put... The greatest performer on Earth' ★★★★★ Scott Mills Show, Radio 1

'The spell over the audience is tangible' ★★★★★ Broadwaybaby

'Spectacularly witty' ★★★★★ Whatsonstage

'Blistering word play' ★★★★★ Three Weeks

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Harry Baker's Website.
@harrybakerpoet
@nordenfarm

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Dyspraxia and Politics: The Two Sides of Don Biswas

Off the back of his debut BBC Radio 4 stand-up special, Neurotopical, gag-filled comedian and social commentator Don Biswas brings an extended version of the show to Norden Farm.

Through a lens of dyspraxia, mild Asperger's (both difficulties that affect social and coordination skills) and disaffection with the status quo, Don takes a firm if uncoordinated stab at life in the 21st century to uncover the truth about austerity, immigration, the farce that is British politics and even modern-day conspiracy theories.

He also explores what it’s been like to grow up with undiagnosed learning difficulties while coming from a traditional middle class Indian family and how it’s come to shape his politics and turned him into an activist.

As seen on BBC Asian Network and regular on BBC Radio 4.

'By the quality of his jokes alone, including a choice one about a corporate gig for the DWP, Biswas is the show’s star turn' The Guardian

Studio
£15

Don Biswas' Website.
@donbiswascomedy
@nordenfarm

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ELO Again

The Ultimate Tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

ELO Again are back with their stunning Re-Discovery Tour celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra. Now in their 10th year, the band really give you a dramatic taste of what a legendary ELO concert would have been like back in their heyday, the whole experience is professionally re-enacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects.

They perform all the big hits – Mr Blue Sky, Livin' Thing, Sweet Talkin' Woman, Shine a Little Love, Confusion, Last Train to London, Roll Over Beethoven, Wild West Hero, Don't Bring Me Down, The Diary of Horace Wimp, Telephone Line, Turn to Stone plus many more.

As the UK’s No.1 tribute show, ELO Again provide you with the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals. Come along and relive the age of Glam Rock as ELO Again pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. You will revel in ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and hear some of the most unforgettable classic rock and pop songs of our generation. The timeless Mr Blue Sky returns, so Roll Over Beethoven - Rock 'n Roll Is King.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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The Pantaloons present Great Expectations

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons proudly present an affectionately anarchic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ captivating coming-of-age chronicle.

My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip.
So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.

Join Pip the orphan on a journey through his eventful life via hilarious turns and tragic twists. Filled with escaped convicts, eccentric spinsters, mysterious benefactors and gut-wrenching heartbreak.

The Pantaloons are the 'inimitable' (The Guardian) and 'wholly charming' (The Times) touring theatre company bringing a vital sense of play back to classical performance.

They say 'In our theatre, your imagination is just as important as ours'.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

The Pantaloon's Website.
@ThePantaloons
@nordenfarm

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Justin Moorhouse: Stretch and Think

Justin is back: still funny, yet middle aged.

A brand new show that may contain: Yoga, getting older, Madonna, shoplifters, Labradoodles, middle-aged cyclists, The Menopause, running, hating football fans but loving football, not drinking, funerals, is Tapas a rip off?, Captain Tom, Droylsden, the environment, self-improvement, ruining a sexual position, electric car charging spots used by doggers, nursery graduation, horses, Stig look-a-likes, home cooked food in places that aren’t your own home, the odd advantages of fundamental religions, the gym, shop door etiquette. And he’s got a new suit. Come, it’ll be fun.

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

'Not a moment without laughter' ★★★★ Chortle

'If joke-telling is your thing, then Justin Moorhouse is your man...very high gag rate' ★★★★ Fest

'Skilful crafting...he keeps the laughs coming' ★★★★ British Theatre Guide

'He charms the pants off the crowd' Sunday Times

'The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his routines is worthy of admiration' Guardian

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

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Beautiful Evil Things

Theatre Ad Infinitum present a feisty, funny, and bloody take on some of the oldest stories known to woman. From a killer Gorgon.

What if there was another take on the Trojan War, an untold-breathtaking-adventure you had never heard before?

Enter Medusa. She was there.

Monstrous gorgon? Snakes for hair? A turn-to-stone glare? Perhaps. But she was there - as a bodiless head strapped to the shield of a goddess.

Her forever-open-eyes saw it all: Epic combat. Mighty swords. Giant horse sculptures filled with men. But as the war raged on, Medusa’s petrifying gaze focused on three extraordinary women who might just hold the key to her ultimate hope.

Beautiful Evil Things is a new, high energy, one woman show from Ad Infinitum combining physical storytelling with cutthroat wit. Coming hot on the heels of their multi award winning hit, Odyssey, join Medusa for a breathtaking adventure.

'One of contemporary theatre’s vital organs' Time Out

'This tour de force of physical theatre is unmissable' ★★★★ The Stage on Odyssey

'Epic' ★★★★★ The Times on Light

'A theatrical hand grenade' ★★★★ The Guardian on Ballad of the Burning Star

Co-commissioned by Tobacco Factory Theatres, supported by Wardrobe Ensemble.

Suitable for ages 12+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Beautiful Evil Thing's Website.
@TheatreAdInf
@nordenfarm

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Dark Side Of The Wall

The award-winning Dark Side Of The Wall celebrate their heroes in well over 2 hours of spectacular live music and visual effects.

This amazing 8-piece band perform music from the legendary Pink Floyd’s classic and extensive back catalogue, featuring tracks such as Comfortably Numb, Money, Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Another Brick In The Wall to name just a few… with unexpected ‘surprises’ thrown in along the way. This band clearly love what they do and that ‘fun’ factor is always a huge part of their shows - not to be missed!

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Simon Yates: My Mountain Life

by Touching the Void’s Simon Yates.

On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, dangling on the rope 50 metres below. His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survival that followed and with the publication of the book Touching The Void, later film and stage play, both climbers became household names.

It was an experience that could have put many off the sport of mountaineering - but not Simon. Over 35 years later, he is still a very active exploratory climber and guide, making several expeditions to the mountains each year. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Alaska to Central Asia there is hardly a significant range that he has not visited.

Come along and witness Simon’s tireless journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest on the planet and share with him the drama, excitement and beauty of modern, lightweight alpinism. Told with wit, dry humour and lavishly illustrated with images and video collected on his great climbs.

'Simon is a totally engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires.'

Studio
£16

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One Snowy Night

A Tale from Percy’s Park by Nick Butterworth.

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


Percy the Park keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter’s night Percy finds his little friends shivering on the doorstep – they need more than food and he must find a way to help them…

A snuggly, fun and heart-warming story, with songs to sing along to and furry friends to meet.

‘Magical – an ideal introduction to the theatre for children’ ★★★★★ The Stage

Created by Slot Machine, the company that brought the hit Christmas shows Miki and Kipper's Snowy Day to Norden Farm.

‘A little gem! ...Very creative and so much fun. Our daughter couldn't stop laughing out loud’ ★★★★★ Netmums

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Relaxed Performances
The performances on Saturday 3 December at 11am and Wednesday 28 December at 11am are Relaxed. Ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

Signed Performance
The performance on Wednesday 21 December at 11am will be signed.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | £13 under 16s
£52 Family & Friends (4 people)
£48 Family & Friends Early Bird Offer! (if booked before Wednesday 31 August)

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Daytime Deewane

It’s 1997 and London is about to have its last daytime rave.

The end of an era is approaching. British South Asians flock for their last taste of rebellion. Among them are cousins Farhan and Sadiq. Both very different. Both escaping something. Both trying to decide what it means to be British and Pakistani, to be Muslim and a man – and they’ve got until 6pm to figure it out.

Inspired by the daytime raves of 1990s British Asian culture, Daytime Deewane explores the beauty and struggle of living with a multi-cultural identity as a teenager. Featuring a DJ mix merging soundscapes, dance music and spoken word, this immersive new show is an exhilarating gig theatre adventure.

Daytime Deewane, by Azan Ahmed, is the latest production from Half Moon, the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company, winner of the 2019 and 2018 Offies Award (Off West End Theatre) for Best Production for Young People Age 13+ (Crowded and What Once Was Ours).

Run time 60 mins

Studio
£15

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Mitch Benn: It's About Time

'The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once' Albert Einstein (probably)

If it feels like the past is catching up with us and the future isn’t what it used to be, then fear not!

Mitch Benn, comedian, songwriter and thinker of deep thoughts, (not to mention 'the country's leading musical satirist' The Times) is back, clock in one hand and guitar in the other, to help you look at time in a whole new way.

Studio
£15

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Rob Newman: Live On Stage

Fresh from his BBC Radio 4 series Rob Newman On Air, the award-winning comedian’s new show is a stand up epic that goes from cave paintings to car-free cities to ask: Who are we? Where are we going? And how do spiders fly?

Rob Newman tells a story of how dancing in step saved prehistoric humans and how new scientific discoveries may help us take the right steps to a life after oil.

'He is one amazing comedian' Time Out

'Newman combines proper scientific argument with dazzling shafts of wit' The Times

'The funniest comedian I have ever seen' Sunday Times

'Refreshingly intelligent and hugely entertaining!' The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

Rob Newman's Website.
@mrrobnewman
@nordenfarm

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Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

Star of the Royal Variety Performance, Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News for You, QI, and Live at the Apollo... One of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour with a stand-up show about life, family, and loads of other nonsense as well!

Tour extended due to exceptional demand!

'A joke heavy show with gags a plenty' The List

'Passionate and rib-tickling. An illuminating, heartfelt performance. Highly recommended!' EdFestMagazine

'Proper stand-up, honest, straightforward, balls-out funny' Chortle

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Show Time Duration: 2 hours

Courtyard Theatre
£19 | £17 conc

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New Year's Eve Hoedown at the Farm 2022

Heck yeah, the hoedown is back! Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2023!

Dance the night way on our Courtyard Theatre dance floor to live music from ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine.

No experience is necessary as their caller will be on hand to guide you through all of the steps!

Dust off your cowboy hats, rhinestone adorned outfits or most glamorous attire for a night of unforgettable fun at the Farm!

WHY? A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Age guidance 12+ years

Norden Farm
£25, Supporters £22

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Burns Night Ceilidh

Take your partners please for our Burns Night Ceilidh!

Join the Craigievar Ceilidh Band in the atmospheric 18th century Long Barn for a sociable evening of music and dancing. Guaranteed to have you stamping, reeling and birling – their on-the-floor caller will guide you through the Dashing White Sergeant, Strip the Willow and other dances. The evening includes a traditional Burns Night supper of haggis, neeps and tatties.

WHY? Featuring musicians from the acclaimed film Four Weddings and a Funeral this lively, fun event is not to be missed!

Long Barn
£23 | £21 Supporters

Craigievar Band Website

Craigievar Band Facebook

Craigievar Band Instagram

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Mike Bubbins: Throwback

Mike Bubbins, star of hit podcast The Socially Distant Sports Bar, and of BBC television comedies Mammoth, Tourist Trap and The Unexplainers, unleashes THROWBACK, his first ever solo UK stand-up tour. And things may never be the same again.

THROWBACK is a powerful, thought-provoking, visceral hour of stand-up comedy, that pushes boundaries, defies neat descriptions and challenges the audience...

AS IF IT IS!

It’s actually an hour and a half of really funny stories, pretty impressive characterisations, possibly a song (he said he’ll see how that goes), a bit of nostalgia about the good old days, a bit of optimism about the good new days, and Mike generally having a laugh about life and not taking himself, or anything else, too seriously. Having said that, he may, at some point in the show, get very annoyed at berks, whether in the past, the present, or the future. Very annoyed.

So basically THROWBACK is a comedy show about Bubbins sharing, and bringing to life, the stuff that he finds funny. As comedy concepts go, it’s a pretty straightforward one, really.

‘They asked me to do a UK comedy tour, called THROWBACK...and so I did.’  Mike Bubbins

Saturday 4 February 2023
Courtyard Theatre
£19.50

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Moonrakers Folk Orchestra Acoustic Workshop

Moonrakers each year run a series of Folk Orchestra workshops across the country.

They are for intermediate instrumentalists who wish to develop skills in arranging and playing folk tunes and songs in an ensemble.

Jon Bennett (guitar, ukulele, bouzouki, whistles), Jacqui Johnson (cello, fiddle, keyboard) and Becki Luff (harp, keyboard) have many years’ experience conducting workshops at Benslow Music, Halsway Manor and at several festivals.

They work through a number of tunes and songs, inviting you to suggest arrangement ideas yourself. Music (with chords, countermelody and bass) will be sent out in advance along with a video of each tune played at medium pace for those who learn by ear. Above all, it’s a rare opportunity to play with a multi-instrumental and welcoming group.

Sat 11 Feb
11am - 4.30pm
£60

Moonrakers website

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Moonrakers Folk Orchestra

Four piece band, Moonrakers (harp, cello, stringed instruments, whistles, female/male vocals) pride themselves on having brought traditional and contemporary folk music to new audiences in festivals, arts centres, churches and village halls across the UK.

With songs and tunes from the English, Irish and Scottish tradition as well as their own compositions, they’ve been described as 'startlingly talented' (Oxford Times) and 'truly wonderful' (Wycombe Festival), with five albums of 'exquisite music' (BBC).

Their albums have received glowing reviews in the music press ('The real deal' The Living Tradition; 'Uplifting, sensitively crafted songs and tunes' FATEA magazine).

Studio
£15

Moonrakers website

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Fleetingwood Mac

Fleetingwood Mac are an exciting tribute to the legendary band Fleetwood Mac.

The band bring across the live sound of Fleetwood Mac, with just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the bass and of course, the vocals!

They create a genuine Fleetwood Mac sound with a modern edge, doing justice to the classic songs that play a huge part in many people’s lives.

The band do not go on stage pretending to be Fleetwood Mac, instead performing as five musicians who love the music and want to share it to a wider audience.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Rob Auton - The Crowd Show

The Crowd Show is a comedy / theatre / spoken word show about crowds by award-winning writer, actor and podcaster Rob Auton.

The Crowd Show is a show suitable for anybody who wants to be in the crowd for this show.

'A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot' The Guardian

'Makes laughter out of wonder and brings us all together. We need him' The Scotsman

'Something that'll leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy round the edges' The Herald

'Brilliant' Stewart Lee

Studio
£15

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Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch

One of the UK’s fastest rising comedy stars Robin Morgan brings a hilarious brand new show on tour for 2023

A lot has happened to Robin since the last tour. He’s moved back to Wales, happily married with two kids. So what happens next? A vasectomy of course.

Robin’s been all over your telly and radio, with appearances on Mock The Week (BBC Two), Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction (Comedy Central), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).

He created the topical panel show What Just Happened? (BBC One) and co-created Ellie Taylor’s Safe Space (BBC Radio 4), and also appeared in both, the greedy boy.

His writing credits include Have I Got News For You (BBC One), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), The Mash Report (BBC Two), The Great Pottery Throwdown (C4) and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), and is the studio warm-up artist for The Graham Norton Show (BBC One).

'Bloody funny. He must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame' Chortle

Studio
£13 | £10 conc

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Ray Bradshaw – Deaf Com 1

Following his groundbreaking 2018 show, Deaf Comedy Fam, Ray's new show covers his recent fatherhood, teaching his young son sign language and a disastrous trip to Bahrain!

Ray is an international award winning comic. He spent 2021/22 touring the UK as John Bishop’s handpicked support act, having previously toured with Frankie Boyle in 2019.

Ray was the first comedian to ever win a Scottish Culture Award and is a regular host of Scotland’s most popular radio show, Breaking The News.

Ray is a CODA (like in the Oscar winning film) and grew up with deaf parents. All of his shows are performed in both BSL and English, with Deaf Comedy Fam becoming the first ever live comedy experience for more than 800 deaf audience members.

Ray’s clever, charming and very funny comedy has received critical acclaim from critics and fans alike.

'Bradshaw is raucously funny … captivating, funny and sharply executed' ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com

'Funny and fascinating… one in six of us will lose our sense of hearing. Deaf Comedy Fam proves it doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of humour' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'This years most groundbreaking show' ★★★★ Short.com

'I grinned from ear to ear for the entire hour“ ★★★★ Voice Magazine

'Has a clear comedy gift' ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

Studio
£15

Ray Bradshaw's Website.
@comedyray
@nordenfarm

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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

Members of Magnum’s classic-era line-ups and other top-drawer rock alumni unite to perform classic Magnum songs from the celebrated 1978-94 period.

Mark Stanway (keyboards), Micky Barker (drums), Richard Bailey (keyboards/flute) and Mo Birch (vocals/percussion), all of whom have previously performed with Magnum, provide the nucleus of Kingdom of Madness.

For their 2021/22 shows they are joined by vocalist Mark Pascall, best known for his work with Cats in Space and Departed, bassist Brian Badhams (Bernie Marsden’s Alaska, Steve Gibbons Band) and guitarist Alan Bell.

One of the UK’s finest exponents of melodic rock music, Magnum achieved high album and singles chart positions in both the UK and Europe and gained a reputation as one of the UK most captivating live bands.

This reunion of former members of one the UK’s most revered melodic rock bands to perform music that has touched the hearts of several generations of music fans has been met with the highest acclaim from both music critics and audiences alike.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Click here to visit the Kingdom of Madness website.

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Flash - A Tribute to Queen

Flash – Hit after hit, anthem after anthem, guaranteed to blow your mind, as quoted by the BBC ‘as close as it gets’.

Flash - A Tribute to Queen, established in 2001 brought together the finest musicians from several Queen Tribute shows to form a ‘best of the best’ live tribute to the musical legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Every member of the group has been creatively and technically inspired by Queen, each using replica equipment, adding that extra sound characteristic and obvious visual treat to the decerning fan, they take great satisfaction and pride in producing a show that performed in authentic costumes, brings back all the magic that made every Queen concert so very special.

Entering their 52nd year, Queen amassed a huge back catalogue of hit records and it’s been hard work trying to construct a show that captures their creative history in such a small amount of stage time - but the band guarantee the show to be a non-stop jukebox of the very best of Queen, hit after hit, anthem after anthem, with audience participation at a high from the very start.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | £18 Supporters

Flash's Website.
@Flashtribute
@nordenfarm

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Lucy Porter - Wake-Up Call

A brand new stand up show from the TV and radio favourite.

As heard on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show and seen on Would I Lie to You, QI and Live at the Apollo.

Wake-Up Call is a show about revelations, realisations and epiphanies - both large and small. 

Subjects covered include: bin collection schedules, the novels of Jean Rhys, cats, school fair booze tombolas, the Scottish Enlightenment, pressure washers and Huel. It’s an exuberant, silly show with some wisdom sprinkled on top.

'Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful' The Telegraph

'A treat from start to finish' The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Lucy's website

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

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