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The Lion King (PG)

Dir: Jon Favreau 2019, Run time tbc, US

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Mufasa’s brother has plans of his own. After Simba is exiled, he makes a pair of curious newfound friends. With their help, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

WHY? The all-star cast includes Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor and James Earl Jones

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

Bring Baby Screenings
The screening on Friday 6 September at 11am is exclusively for parents, careers and grown-ups with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including cup of tea); babies and infants free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not permitted.

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Rob Tognoni

Australian guitarist Rob Tognoni is fiery, energetic, inventive and explosive.

His roots are from blues, blues rock and classic rock - adding many other colours to the palate to give him his sound and uniqueness. He has opened for the greats including Roy Buchanan, Joe Walsh from the Eagles, and shared stages with Peter Green, Sting and Bo Diddley. His shows are a true experience not to be missed.

WHY? ‘A stunning guitarist with killer licks’ Jazz FM

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Rob Tognoni's Website

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The Big Berkshire Beach Gig

Enjoy a sensational night of music from local bands and acoustic acts.

The evening wouldn't be complete without beach breaks between the sets so that you can relax in a hammock on our Goan inspired beach, all to a soundtrack of live acoustic music.

Six of the most exciting local bands and singer/songwriters perform at Norden Farm:

Papa Truck

Bluegrass music straight out of the home counties! This five piece band take influences from genres including rock, pop, folk and blues to produce their British Bluegrass sound.

Livvy Beer

Enjoy pop from Livvy and her band – including old school favourites as well as original songs

Alfie Griffin

Singer songwriter Alfie crafts original songs with strong influences of Jimi Hendrix, John Martyn and Nick Drake.

Abi Powell

‘Best Showcase Artists 2018’ Abi plays a mixture if her own original music and well known covers that everyone knows and loves.

Only Ukes

The Berkshire based Ukulele quartet perform a variety of covers from the 1920s to the present day.

Marc Woosnam

With a sound steming from Seattle grunge scene, Marc creates compelling melodies with relatable lyrics and powerful vocals.

WHY? Relax in a hammock on our Goan beach, drink in hand, while listening to local talent

Courtyard Theatre
£5 | This is a standing event with some allocated seating

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Salsa at The Farm with Son Yambu

Dance the night away to authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa.

The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | This is a dancing event with some allocated seating.

Son Yambu's website

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Community 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 1 September between 1pm - 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. Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include kite making, food from local vendors and a bar serving soft drinks and beer provided by Marlow based Rebellion Brewery.

At the event, there'll be the last chance opportunity to get creative and make your very own kite if you haven’t already

So head on down, enjoy the spectacle and celebrate with the community!


Kite Making Workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project. All are welcome to join in to design and create their own original kite to bring along to the Festival.

Workshop Details:

  • Wednesday 24 July | 11.15am - 1.15pm
  • Wednesday 7 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 14 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 24 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

Workshop tickets are £3.50 per person and can be booked online here.

What better excuse to go fly a kite this summer?!


Kite Festival Music Line Up Announced

New for this year, there is also a fabulous line up of local talent performing on the Festival's acoustic stage. Norden Farm are excited to announce this year’s line up, which has been curated by local singer-songwriter Tara Deane.

Horizon is a singer/songwriter based in Berkshire. He has been on three UK tours and one European tour supporting big names on the acoustic scene such as Brightr. He has also released three EPs.

Cannibal is Hayley Canham, a 17 year old singer-songwriter and guitarist. Her first five singles have been played on BBC Radio under BBC Introducing. Hayley had also stared as Matilda in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda the Musical in London’s West End.

L. is an artist who writes from a deeply emotive, autobiographical place. She find that audiences connect strongly to the emotional vulnerability of her music.

Tomorrow Bird are an acoustic folk-duo hailing from Reading. This musical pairing of Jen Bird and Simon Driscoll gives rise to a stunning live act that leaves audiences transfixed.

Tara Deane has been performing up and down the country for the past seven years. She regularly performs in London and has made appearances on the radio. Accompanied by her full acoustic band, you are sure to be entertained!


With thanks to our funders: Shanly Foundation, RBWM, The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust, and The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation.


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Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans

Dir: Dominic Brigstocke 2019 92 mins, UK

Friends, Romans, Celts… lend us your ears.

The Romans rule the civilised world – and that includes Britain. Celt queen Boudicca gathers an army in Britain to repel the rotten Romans. Mixed up in this battle for liberation are the teenage Roman soldier Atti and Celt Orla.

WHY? Will they fall on opposite sides or forge a friendship in the chaos of rebellion?

Courtyard Theatre

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24

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The Current War (12A)

Dir: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon 2017 107 mins, US

The epic story of the cut-throat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse has seen fatal flaws in Edison's direct current design - igniting a war of currents.

WHY? Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon and Tuppence Middleton

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

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Midnight Skyracer

This IBMA Momentum Award nominated bluegrass band have been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene with their all-star line up and exciting live performances.

Featuring Leanne Thorose’s powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin; Tabitha Agnew’s sweet voice and virtuosic banjo playing; Eleanor Wilkie’s rock solid bass grooves; Laura Carrivick’s flair, being equally adept on both fiddle and dobro; and twin sister Charlotte’s agility on the guitar, with both sisters filling in the vocal harmonies.

They have performed at Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, toured Germany and Switzerland as well as two UK tours. In February
2018 they released their critically acclaimed debut album, Fire.

WHY? ‘You can’t fail to sit there open-mouthed at the astounding dexterity of
the playing’ Folk Radio UK

Studio
£14 (£12 concession)

@MidntSkyracer
<a target="
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Midnight Skyracer's website

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NT Live: Fleabag

Broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Why? 'Witty, filthy and supreme' ★★★★★ Guardian

Run time 100 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas

Encore Screening.

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed.

The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

Why? With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests

Run time: 100 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Square Go

Max is a normal-ish kid in a normal-ish town. He spends his days daydreaming and hanging out with his weird wee pal Stevie Nimmo.

But when Max is called for his first Square Go, a fight by the school gates, it’s his own demons he must wrestle with first. A raucous and hilarious new play about playground violence, myths of masculinity and the decision to step up or run.

Featuring an original soundtrack by members of Frightened Rabbit. This is an unmissable collaboration between Fringe First-winning writers Kieran Hurley (Heads Up) and Gary McNair (A Gambler’s Guide to Dying).

WHY? ‘Riotously entertaining’ ★★★★ The Independent

‘Finn den Hertog’s production is – there’s no other way of putting it – brilliant, brilliant fun’ ★★★★★ The Stage

‘It’s irresistible’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Fast moving and... thrilling’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘A riotous night of school boy insults, theatrical wrestling and perceptive insights on male aggression’ ★★★★ The Skinny

‘Square Go is impeccable’ ★★★★ The List

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£14 (£12 concessions)

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Still No Idea

House presents Bunny With

Lisa and Rachael want to make a show, but there's a problem: they don’t have any ideas. So, who do they turn to? The Great British Public of course!

They make a pact. They'll go onto the streets, interview people, and whatever story the public come up with – that will be the show. No backing out, no changing what they don’t like. Deal.

Still No Idea is Lisa and Rachael's quest: a mischievous look at two friends searching for drama, action, and a story to tell. Part-verbatim theatre, part-confession, part-comedy sketch show with a bit of singing and dancing thrown in. Turns out getting the public to write your story is quite an adventure.

WHY? ‘Hilarious, clever and vital viewing’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘Combines comedy, honesty and protest to distinctive effect’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Pin sharp, provocative and hugely entertaining’ ★★★★ The Times on No Idea

This is a Relaxed performance.

Age Guidance 14+ years.

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£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering you advantage card number when prompted.

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Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?!

She's a myriad of paradoxes. A hardcore yoga bunny with surprisingly squishy thighs. A boring heteronormative disguised as a luscious lady lover.

She grew up in the conservative Midwest of America to become an unabashedly liberal UK-based comic. Nothing is what it seems. Especially Abigoliah Schamaun.

Join the critically acclaimed stand-up as she takes to the road for her debut nationwide tour, on the back of a sell out Edinburgh Festival season and appearances on the top rated The Guilty Feminist and Global Pillage podcasts.

WHY? ‘Damningly perceptive and very funny… she has a tightrope-treading ability the match of anything by Chris Rock or Bill Burr’ The Scotsman

'Confident and brilliantly funny with a knack for a turn of phrase that turns the simplest comment into a solid laugh' ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Studio
£12

@abigoliah
@nordenfarm

Abigoliah Schamaun's website

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The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles Productions.

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?
One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.

Featuring inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.

'Move over War Horse, this polar puppet is magic' The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

32 minutes ago RT @NaomiLWood: ⁦@nordenfarm⁩ gorgeous theatre in Maidenhead. A wonderful array of soloists with WEO chorus. All tickets £18 so buy early…

about 19 hours ago Jazz at the Farm is back this Autumn and kicking us off his Steve Waterman on Friday 20 September --> https://norden.farm/events/steve-waterman-trumpet-74 Steve is one of the most sought-after jazz musicians in Europe. Partnered with creative young saxophonist Piers Green this is a great way to welcome in Autumn!

about 21 hours ago This Saturday join us for a music gig – on our beach! Groove along to bands in the studio or chill out in hammocks while listening to acoustic singers on the beach all for just £5! --> https://norden.farm/events/the-big-berkshire-beach-gig-64 The Big Berkshire Beach Gig will be headlined by Papa Truck!

1 day ago This Friday see the blues and rock guitarist Rob Tognoni bring his fiery and energetic show to our main stage for just £15! Rob has opened for the greats including Roy Buchanan and Joe Walsh from the Eagles

2 days ago We only have one more week of Craft and Storytelling at the Farm! Next week have a go at making your very own Surf Board and Keyring, a clay seahorse or a pirate headdress and ship for just £5 per session --> https://norden.farm/events/arts-and-crafts-session

2 days ago Janine Johnson brings The Hits of Whitey Houston to Norden Farm on Saturday 21 September --> https://norden.farm/events/the-hits-of-whitney-houston Bringing the soul and power of one of the greatest soul singers of all time Janine recreates some of Whitney’s timeless tracks including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I Will Always Love You and The Greatest Love Of All!

3 days ago See comedian, Tom Rosenthal live on Thursday 19 September --> https://norden.farm/events/tom-rosenthal-manhood Let the beaky boy from Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner and ITV’s Plebs entertain you with a brand-new stand-up show Manhood!

3 days ago ‘Disney's live-action remake is a technological marvel of unprecedented hyperrealism’ ★★★★ Independent Disney’s live action The Lion King boasts an-all-star cast including Beyoncé and Donald Glover – see it on the big screen from Fri 23 Aug --> https://norden.farm/events/the-lion-king-pg

3 days ago Papa Truck headline The Big Berkshire Beach Gig on Saturday 24 August 8pm --> https://norden.farm/events/the-big-berkshire-beach-gig-64 Bluegrass music straight out of the home counties! This five piece band take influences from genres including rock, pop, folk and blues to produce their British Bluegrass sound.

4 days ago Our Creative Arts Social Club have been busy creating some masterpieces - have a look at their goldfish and beach scenes from the past two sessions More information about Creative Arts Social Club here --> https://norden.farm/events/creative-arts-social-club-67

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