Led by Creative Eye.
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.
Wed 27 Sept Abstract Pouch/Case Painting
Wed 4 Oct Block Printing
Wed 11 Oct Dictionary Embroidery
Wed 18 Oct Cork Pumpkin
Wed 25 Oct Scrap Fabric Wreath
Wed 1 Nov Polymer Clay Broach
Wed 15 Nov CD Mosaic Tea-light holder
Wed 22 Nov Air Dry Glass Design
Wed 29 Nov Christmas Cards
Wed 6 Dec Christmas Gnome Hanging Ornament
Wed 13 Dec Salt Dough Ornament
Wed 20 Dec Fabric Tree Ornament
Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.
Suitable for ages 60+ years.
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 email@example.com / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.
Led by Neil McCurley
Learn new performance skills, meet new people and have fun - end of term sharing's and annual productions in the mix.
If you have a love of theatre or just want to take part in an enjoyable, collaborative venture then these sessions are for you - whatever your experience or ability.
Sessions are led by Neil McCurley. Neil has spent his adult life working as a theatre practitioner both as a drama teacher and as the Artistic Director of his own theatre company. He has directed over 70 productions.
Everyone over 18 is welcome – no experience necessary
Community Theatre (Daytime)
Thur 28 Sept - Thur 7 Dec 2pm - 3.30pm
(exc Thur 26 Oct)
£120 for 10 weeks (£12 for trial for first session, then £108 after)
View our Community Theatre (Evening) Class here.
Presented by DRH Arts.
Draining the Swamp is a provocative new play developed by The Company. It Explores the character, activities, and legacy of Sir Oswald Mosley, who was given a short, sharp portrait in the BBC Peaky Blinders series.
From the perspective of the 1960s, and the emergence of the European Union, Sir Oswald Mosley looks back on his experiences in the 1930s.
The play brings to life the meteoric political rise of Mosley as a potential Labour Prime Minister, and the subsequent founding and development of the British Union of Fascists. We see Mosley and Diana Mitford on their wedding day at Joseph Goebbels’s house in Berlin, and witness the events leading up to the infamous Battle of Cable St before the Mosley’s are incarcerated in Holloway Prison.
Reflecting from the perspective of his silver and ruby wedding anniversaries, Mosley ponders on his legacy and the opportunities for future political leaders to communicate with and stir the masses.
Finally, that legacy is given substance in events taking place in 2019.
'This is a first-class piece of biographical theatre and a very enjoyable 80 minutes which I would recommend catching' ★★★★ One4Review
'Rowland D Hill gives an assured performance, portraying the oily charm and charisma of Mosley' North West End UK
'An entertaining and informative play' British Theatre Review
£15 | £13 (conc)
Singing is a great way to relieve stress and promote well-being.
Meet new people and take some time for you in this new acappella choir for mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their babies!
It is a baby friendly class, created especially so you can bring the baby you care for. Grown ups are in a semi circle (with room for your buggy next to you) and babies can sit, crawl or play on the blanket in front of you.
These uplifting classes are led by conductor/composer (and mum) Marta Radwan. There's no auditions, no singing experience is needed and you don't need to have a 'good voice' - just an openness to have a go! You'll be sure to know the songs and there will even be some which include your little one.
* Free on-site parking
* Café (open all day)
* Baby changing facilities
Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 18 months
8 Sept - 6 Oct (5 weeks)
13 Oct - 17 Nov, exc 27 Oct (5 weeks)
24 Nov - 15 Dec (4 weeks)
12.30pm - 1.30pm
£9 per session | £36 for 4 week course | £40 for 5 week course
Led by Dr Marta Mathea Radwan
Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir is a fun, friendly, non-auditioned choir for everyone. We learn by ear, so you don’t need music experience. Our music ranges from gospel, world and jazz to pop and classical - anything that sounds great and is a joy to sing. Joining us is a great way to meet people and sing your stress away.
8 Sept - 6 Oct (5 weeks)
13 Oct - 17 Nov, exc 27 Oct (5 weeks)
24 Nov - 15 Dec (4 weeks)
£10 per session | £50 for 5 week course | £40 for 4 week course
Suitable for 18+ years
About the tutor
Dr Marta Mathea Radwan is an award-winning vocalist, composer and musical director. Heralding from Poland and with over 30 years' experience in musical performance, Marta conducts choirs around London, including: jazz group Alle Choir London, Offbeat a cappella community choirs in Acton and Richmond, and Singing for Fun groups at Brunel University London.
Norden Farm Markets take place on the first Saturday of every month. They are (mostly) outdoor markets, held under the Linhay barns - a nod to our history as an ancient dairy farm.
The Norden Farm Markets are unique. There's a Café Bar onsite, accessible toilets (with baby changing) and a programme of activities from cinema to classes. Stallholders sell inspiring artisanal produce ranging from arts and crafts to food and snacks.
Upcoming Autumn Market Dates:
Sat 7 Oct and Sat 4 Nov
12pm - 4pm | Entry is FREE
Upcoming Festive Market Dates: Fri 24 Nov and Sat 2 Dec
6pm - 9pm | Entry is FREE
Visiting the market is the perfect Saturday. Shop in the market for unusual, hand made, delicious items and then take in a film or recline with a coffee in our Café Bar where there are plenty of books and games to keep the little ones happy.
Dogs are very welcome, outdoors at the Norden Farm Markets and there’s always fresh water out for them.
Parking spaces are reserved for blue badge holders and the whole site is accessible.
Our October Stallholders:
∙ bakedbyluz ∙ The Bearded Cow ∙ S&L Pamper ∙ Bright As A Button Jewellery ∙ But One String ∙ Kazscraftcabin ∙ Rocks and Key ∙ Pixie Tiger Art ∙ KaNa Homecooked ∙ Daise's Kitchen ∙ Happy Leaf ∙ Marmalove ∙ Butternut Box ∙ Eclipse ∙ Luumi home ltd ∙ Happy Post Crafts ∙ Rapture ∙ RLDT Studio ∙ Rhian Winslade Ceramics ∙ Tamsin Denholm Jewellery ∙ OPTALIS - Community Lives
We are pleased to share that all stalls have been allocated for both our Autumn Markets and our Festive Markets, however if you would like to join our waitlist please complete our online application form and we will be in touch if a stall becomes available .
We have 2 types of pitches available - covered areas under the Linhay (stallholders provide their own trestle tables) and Gazebo pitches. You can drive right up to you pitch on hard standing - so the set up and take down is blissfully simple and doesn’t require lugging!
★'Thank you for having our stall today, had a fab day, met some fab people, great first day back, can't wait for the next one, from all of us at ReRe's Soaps & Scents'
★'It was lovely. I'll be back next time. Thank you for organising Norden Farm!'
★'Absolutely amazing afternoon at @nordenfarm! Thanks to all who came to support us. Looking forward to the next one. #maidenhead #localmarket #supportlocal'
★'My daughter and I really enjoyed the Norden Farm Outdoor Market yesterday, exploring the various food and craft stalls on offer and taking home one or two tasty treats. It was a fantastic chance to support some great local businesses from around Maidenhead. The Norden Farm cafe was also open to enjoy. I would definitely recommend popping down next time if you can make it'
★'Setting up for today’s Jubilee market at @nordenfarm. Fantastic atmosphere, thanks to all for organising and attending. The music was fab and we all had a great time!'
An evening of much-loved gypsy jazz tunes and foot-tapping swing numbers from the Great American songbook, all in their inimitable Manouche style!
La Bouche Manouche, featuring Irene Serra, showcase music from their newly released second album Got A Little Rhythm!
They play a set of their most popular repertoire that has seen them amass over 5 million views on Youtube. From Django Reinhardt originals to Billie Holiday classics, favourite swing tunes, French chansons and tangos, this show is an unmissable evening of gypsy jazz celebration.
Featuring critically-acclaimed Irene Serra on vocals, La Bouche Manouche is a vintage jazz quintet influenced by the chic era of the Jazz Age. Their creative repertoire is rooted in the sound of the Parisian Hot Club, featuring Django Reinhardt originals, gypsy tunes and Edith Piaf classics as well as Charlestons, Latin flavours and the Great American Songbook.
With Andy Ruiz-Palma on lead guitar, Nathan Mansfield on violin / trumpet, Amy Baldwin on double bass and Simon Rawling on rhythm guitar. La Bouche Manouche is made up of highly experienced, in-demand performers. Between them, they have played in prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican Centre, the Southbank Centre, the Royal Festival Hall and Ronnie Scotts.
Catch this highly anticipated performance from one of the UK’s top gypsy jazz bands!
'Serra’s voice is graceful and sensual, an occasional added vibrato giving it a hint of the chanteuse. The sound is beautiful' All About Jazz
Led by Stella Chenery
Children will learn to:
• Recognise and understand feelings, thoughts and emotions
• Focus the mind
• Cultivate kindness and compassion towards themselves and others
• Relax and calm their minds and bodies
• Express their feelings
Through creative activities, art, sound, stories, meditations, visualizations and discussion.
Suitable for ages 8 - 11 years.
16th Sept, 28th Oct, 25th Nov
12pm - 12.45pm
£10 per child, per session
Please note that children need to be accompanied to and from the workshop space but not during the session and you are not required to stay on site. However, you will need to complete an emergency contact form with our DBS checked tutor before the session begins.
Miki, Polar Bear and Penguin live in a very far away place. It’s an icy world where nothing ever grows. One midwinter eve, they make a wish and Miki embarks on a magical adventure in search of a star...
Based on the book by Stephen Mackey, Miki is an inspiring story about friendship, courage and adventure. It features amazing underwater creatures, enchanting music and extraordinary puppetry.
'Young audiences alternate between giggling with delight and total transfixion' ★★★★ The Stage
Suitable for ages 3+ years.
Created by Slot Machine, the company that have previously brought hit shows One Snowy Night and Kipper's Snowy Day to our stage.
The performances on Saturday 2 December at 11am and Wednesday 27 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.
The performance on Wednesday 20 December at 2pm will be signed.
Miki is 50 minutes long.
£15.50 | £13.50 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £54
Earlybird offer Family & Friends £50 (if booked before Thursday 31 August)
Tickets for children under 18 months
For this show, tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps
RSVP is spearheading the renaissance of live Bhangra in the UK, introducing Bhangra to mainstream audiences for the first time.
From massive stages at Glastonbury (8 years) and Womad (4 years), to concert venues across the UK and Europe, they're always guaranteed to get even the most reluctant on their feet, and leave audiences breathless with excitement.
Every show comes with an introduction to Bhangra dance - everyone's included with RSVP's emphasis on partying Punjabi style. With musicians wholly rooted in an authentic living tradition, yet unafraid to innovate, this is the ultimate celebratory Indian music.
£16 | £14 conc
Led by Same Sky.
Across a full day, work as a group as Paul from Same Sky guides you to create a large-scale willow structure. These huge centre pieces will shine bright in the parade on Saturday 10 December!
Ages 17+ years.
10.30am - 4pm
£17.50 per person
See more details about the Lantern Parade here.