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The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm

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

Relax at a beachside café table while the little ones play in the sand. With weekday Storytelling (£2 per person) and Arts and Crafts Sessions (£5 per child) it’s the perfect way to while away a summer’s day!

Look out for our brand new feature - a traditional Hawaiian canoe on the shore. Plus don’t forget to say hi to the friendly shark… she’s really very smiley!

Take life at a gentler pace in the Gallery's Secret Cove where you can decorate fishes of the deep and add them to the ocean walls. Get comfy and listen to the sounds of the waves and dolphin chatter while admiring the beautiful birds and tropical textiles, woven by children from local primary schools, or explore the sensory cave made specially for children with SEND.

Family films are screened throughout the holidays, click here to browse the full summer line up.

Keep an eye on our website for details about free summer taster sessions of our brand new pre-school classes - Tutus and Splat! Messy Play.

Grand Opening: Tuesday 25 July from 10am

Join us to celebrate the launch of the beach:

  • Prizes for best Hawaiian / Elvis fancy dress
  • Free 15 minute Little Wrigglers Taster Session in the café bar at 10am
  • Beachside entertainment from Elvis himself
  • Enter our free prize draw for the chance to win a family ticket for one of our summer family shows or films
  • Take photos in our prop-filled Hawaiian photobooth
  • Free tropical juice drink for children - available from the café bar between 10am - 11am (subject to availability)
  • Free activity and colouring sheets

The beach will be officially opened with a Hawaiian Leis cutting ceremony (of course!) at 10.30am.

The Beach runs every day from 10am - 4pm until Sunday 27 August

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The Dime Notes

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

The Dime Notes' website

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Great British Mysteries

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

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

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

Studio
£10, Supporters £8

@ClubCloakDagger
@nordenfarm

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My Life as a Courgette (PG)

Dir: Claude Barras 2016 | 66 mins

9 year old Icare's is nicknamed Courgette. His mum has 'gone away' and he now finds himself settling into his new home at the orphanage. Join Courgette as he makes new friends, learns to trust others and even likes a girl!

WHY? 'French-Swiss stop-motion masterpiece' ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

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

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

Encore screening.

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

WHY? Directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (War Horse)

'The show’s a start-to-finish sensation' ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the review in full.

£15

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Higgledy Piggledy Pie

Presented by Noisy Oyster.

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

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

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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

Noisy Oyster's website

@nordenfarm

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My Cousin Rachel

Dir: Roger Michell 2017 | 106 mins

A young man plots revenge against his mysterious and beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. His feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling helplessly in love with her. Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier.

WHY? A dark and layered romance starring Sam Claflin and Rachel Weisz

'The enigmatic antiheroine has never been as seductive, cunning or deliciously ambiguous as she is in the hands of Rachel Weisz' Variety

Click here to read the review in full.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Monday 7 August at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Hundred Watt Club

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

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

Starring shimmy shakin’ burlesque from international starlet Violet Blaze, and nail biting vaudeville thrills from the Death Do Us Part Danger Show. Demi Noire provides jaw dropping, authentic 1920s dance and Amber Topaz is our rib tickling, hip shaking chanteuse and host for the evening.

Ages 18+ years.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

Hundred Watt Club's website

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Salsa at The Farm with Son Yambu

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

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

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

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


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

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The Beguiled (15)

Dir: Sofia Coppola 2017 | 94 mins

Atmospheric thriller set during the American Civil War. The sheltered young women of a Southern girls' boarding school take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries.

WHY? Winner of Best Director at Cannes 2017

'Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ is an exquisitely crafted drama of seduction, survival and sexual awakening in Civil-War era Virginia' ★★★★ Time Out

Click here to read the review in full.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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