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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. Join in arts and crafts or storytelling sessions in the specially designed story den or try some indoor surfing courtesy of green screen technology!

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

Grand Opening: Tuesday 26 July 10.30am

Join us to celebrate the launch of the beach:

  • Prizes for best Hawaiian / Elvis fancy dress
  • 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 10.30am - 11.15am (subject to availability)
  • Free activity and colouring sheets
  • Just announced - Free 15 minute Little Wrigglers Taster Session in the café bar at 10.30am

The beach will be officially opened by Lead Member for Culture and Communities Cllr Samantha Rayner at 11am - with a Hawaiian Leis cutting ceremony (of course!). Just in time to join our Arts and Crafts Session at 11.15am - click here for more information and booking.

The Beach runs Tuesdays - Sundays 10am - 4pm until Sunday 4 September

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NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea

A live screening from the National Theatre.

Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) and Tom Burke (War and Peace) star in Terrance Rattigan's devastating masterpiece.

WHY? Time Out ★★★★★ | The Guardian ★★★★ | The Telegraph ★★★★

£15

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Nashville in the Round

Experience a taste of Nashville with three Nashville residents and female voices performing together and individually whilst supporting each other.

Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Kyshona Armstrong are each recording artists in their own right. They come together for an evening of songs in the round from the music city.

WHY? An evening in the style of the Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café

Studio
£14


Sarah Darling's website
Jenn Bostic's website
Kyshona Armstrong's website

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The Real Thing

The three original vocalists from Britain's number one soul band perform with their 5 piece band.

They sold three million singles in the 1970s which were remixed and re-released to huge acclaim in the 1980s. They perform regularly at Rewind Festival alongside Rick Astley, Boy George and Belinda Carlisle.

WHY? Celebrating 40 years of hits including You to Me Are Everything, Can’t Get By Without You and Can You Feel the Force?

£22.50

The Real Thing's website

@nordenfarm

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So Comedy Live - Brett Goldstein and Guests

The producers of the Graham Norton Show bring you their pick of the very best names on the comedy circuit.

Brett Goldstein’s television credits include his regular role as Tom in Channel 4’s Derek and co-starring roles in Sky’s 30 & Counting plus the BBC’s Live at the Electric, Uncle and Drifters.

WHY? 'Sharply written, impeccably delivered, always charming... warm, wise stuff’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

Studio
£12

@so_comedy
@nordenfarm

So Comedy's website

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Layla's Room

For Layla, every day is a battleground.

The pay gap, the thigh gap and selfies that are photoshopped– they’re just part of the world she lives in. But Layla’s world is about to change. Award winning writer Sabrina Mahfouz weaves together the voices of 1000 UK teens collected from a national survey.

Layla's Room is presented by Theatre Centre. Previous performances at Norden Farm include Rise Up and The Muddy Choir.

Suitable for 14+ years

WHY? A hard hitting yet hopeful story of how girls just wanna have fun(damental human rights)

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc)

@TCLive
@nordenfarm

Theatre Centre's website

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The Elves and the Shoemaker

Sam Lacey makes terrible shoes... until one night when two tiny visitors climb in through the window and start cutting and stitching and gluing… Sam’s life is never quite the same again!

The show features stunning puppets, music and a whole host of surprises.

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company join us this Christmas with an up-to-date, size 13½ re-telling of everyone’s favourite story about elves and shoes! With puppets, dancing, comedy and quirky songs – will there be a happy ever after?

‘They’ve done it again - delivering a simple tale, enchantingly told’ The Stage

Are you ready for shoes made of bread… shoes that can make you dance… feather shoes that tickle your feet until you can’t stop laughing?

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Pre-show 'Touch Tours' for children with autism and blind and partially sighted children can be arranged (morning performances only, limited availability).


Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Commissioned by Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts and The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, with additional support from Salisbury Playhouse.

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New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm

See in 2017 and celebrate New Year's Eve in Maidenhead - heck yeah it’s a hoedown!

Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine for foot stomping, rip-roaring, thigh-slapping traditional music and a night of all types of barn dancing. A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Dust off your cowboy hats, gingham checks or general fancy dress for frolics on our brand new dance floor in the Courtyard Theatre. The caller will guide you through the dances, so no experience is necessary and no excuses!

There will be free games in the Barn including Giant Horse Shoes, plus acoustic music from the Squirrel Hunters and the Imaginary String Band keeps the party going between ceilidh sets. As you would expect, a fully stocked bar provides thirst quenching refreshments throughout.

So no need to head into the city, make this New Year's Eve one to remember - right here in Maidenhead!

£20 before 31 October, £25 after
Supporters £17 before 31 October, £22 after

Supporters offers applied in basket

@cutashine
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit the band's website

Dress code

• Cowboys and Girls
• All kinds of Party
• Gingham and Checks

Games

Table top and floor games in the Studio and barns including:
• Buckaroo
• Ring toss
• Dominos

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