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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!

Please see below for full listings.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Hairy Maclary & Friends

Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy...

Based on the books by Lynley Dodd and featuring many of the characters including Hercules Morse, as big as a Horse; Bottomley Potts, covered in spots; Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum; and Scarface Claw – the toughest tomcat in town. With music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for the whole family.

Age guidance 2+ years.

WHY? ‘Hairy Maclary was fab, my nearly 3 year old practically levitated in excitement’ Mumsnet

Courtyard Theatre | Run time 60 mins

£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

@Nroomproduction
@nordenfarm

Nonsense Room Productions website

  •  24 Oct SOLD OUT
  •  24 Oct SOLD OUT
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Windsor Festival Exhibition

Winning pieces from the Windsor Festival’s 2017 creative competition for secondary school students.

Featuring a wide variety of creative work, including paintings, photography, textiles and sculpture.

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Family Concertini: Spooky Music with the Willshire Piano Duo

Relaxed live music concerts for all ages. Back by popular demand the Willshire Piano duo perform a wonderful transcription of the famed orchestral piece Scheherazade for one piano four hands.

Inspired by the Arabian Nights folk tale, Scheherazade tells the story of a young bride who, in efforts of sparing her own life, entertains a vengeful king with 1001 nights of storytelling. The programme will also include Danse Macabre by Camille Saint Saens.

WHY? Come in costume up or grab something from our dressing up box before the concert!

Studio | Run time 50 mins

£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Captain Underpants (U)

Dir: David Soren 2017 | 89 mins

Based on the bestselling book series. George and Harold are overly imaginative pranksters. The pair hypnotize their formidable school principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic and clueless superhero named Captain Underpants.

WHY? ‘A delightful surprise. It’s a celebration of friendship, of the boundless creativity of children’s minds’ ★★★★ The Guardian

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

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The Jungle Bunch (cert tbc)

Dir: David Alaux, Eric Tosti 2017 | Run time tbc

Maurice may look like a penguin - but he's a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he's the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle. But Igor, the koala has other plans.

WHY? Join Maurice and The Jungle Bunch on an action packed animated adventure

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

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Bookstory

This is the story of some books. Some books who live in a library. But this is no ordinary library. This library belongs to Brian. It’s a wonderful, magical place where the books like to flutter their pages and let their shelves go…

The latest show from Monstro Theatre, pioneers of the Puppet Musical. This tour is presented by house.

Age guidance 5+ years.

WHY? This is a show that brings books to life for all children and their grown-ups

Studio | Run time 60 mins

£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

@monstrotheatre
@nordenfarm

Monstro Theatre's website

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this half term.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

Mon 23 Oct - Bat and Candle Decoration
Tues 24 Oct - Monster Cup and Ghost
Wed 25 Oct - Spiders Web and Skeleton
Thur 26 Oct - Mummy and Cat
Fri 27 Oct - Pumpkin Decoration and Gravestone
Sat 28 Oct - Halloween Masks

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Wind in the Willows

Join Mole and Ratty on their adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr Toad.

From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved river bank to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood. A beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much loved classic. With handmade puppets, props and costume, and a charming original score.

Age guidance 6+ years.

WHY? ‘They are wonderful’ The Times

Courtyard Theatre | Run time 60 mins

£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

@boxtalesoup
@nordenfarm

Box Tale Soup website

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Little Wrigglers

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.

Mondays (exc 16, 23 Oct and 13 Nov)
Fridays (exc 20, 27 Oct)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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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Tutus - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun and creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept, exc 10 and 24 Oct)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Tutus - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun and creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept, exc 10 and 24 Oct)
3 - 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Geeta Rai

An energetic modern Indian dance style. These classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for ages 6+ years.

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept)
4.30pm – 5.30pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Digi Den II

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience. School Year 7 – 13.

Fridays (from Fri 19 Sept)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of current music. This is contemporary dance smashed up and easy to learn!

All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for 9+ years

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing! Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Wednesdays (exc 25 Oct)
10am – 11am
£5 | £4 siblings

Please book one (or more) free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a baby under 6 months.

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

'The Troublemaker gang had me film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

'Troublemaker helped foster the creativity I use every day in my animation and video work' James Willis

'Troublemaker gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience. School Year 7 – 13.

Tuesdays (from Tues 15 Sept)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Mindfulness for Children

Led by Lynne Wilkes

Helping to improve concentration and learning. The course teaches skills for coping with stress and anxiety. It helps children to feel happier and more fulfilled as they make their way in life.

Bring a cushion and blanket.

Age guidance 5+ years.

Saturdays
23 Sept - 25 Nov (exc 21 and 28 Oct)
11.45am – 12.45pm
£10 per session or £36 for 4 sessions

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

£3 per person (45 mins)

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Making Workshops

Get ready to join the parade!

Weave and decorate willow to create lanterns inspired by the animal world.

Workshops take place throughout November and December:

Norden Farm | Sun 19 Nov, Sun 26 Nov, Sun 3 Dec | 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Maidenhead Town Centre | Sat 18 Nov, Sat 25 Nov, Sat 2 Dec | 10am – 4pm (drop in)

Last Chance Workshop | Maidenhead Library | Sat 9 Dec | 11am – 2pm (drop in)


Lanterns created at these family workshops will be illuminated at Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 9 December.

Suitable for all ages and all the family.

£4 per person. (Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop – including supervising adults)


Other dates for your diary!

Lantern Parade

Sat 9 Dec | Outside Maidenhead Town Hall | Free event!

• 4.30pm – Live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra – the Kings of Bhangra!
• 5pm – Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall
• 5.45pm – 6.15pm – Live music and entertainment continues

The After Party

Thur 14 Dec | Norden Farm | Free event!

A chance to share photos, videos and chat about the event.
Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!

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Miki

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

This hit show returns to the Courtyard Theatre stage after its debut at Norden Farm in 2011. Miki is created by Slot Machine, the company that have previously brought hit Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Kipper's Snowy Day to our stage.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

£13.50 (£11.50 Under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £46

Presented by Norden Farm and Slot Machine.


Pre Show Touch Tours
For children with SEND and sensory impairments. Contact our Box Office for more details.

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Mindfulness for Families

Led by Lynne Wilkes

Take time to be with yourself and your family. Learn to be in the moment, quieten the mind and settle the body with different strategies and becoming aware of all your senses.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

Sun 26 Nov
11am – 12pm
Family and Friends (up to 4 people) £15

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Miki Exhibition

An exhibition of entries from our art competition for local children, inspired by our Christmas show Miki.

Miki Art Competition

Enter our art competition for the chance to win a Miki goody bag containing 4 tickets to a family show in 2018, a copy of Miki and some art goodies! Plus the winners of each age group will be invited to turn on the Christmas Lights on Saturday 25 November 2017 with Miki at the Town Hall!

Artwork entered will be displayed in our Gallery between Tues 5 - Sat 30 Dec.

Deadline for entries: Friday 10 November Click here to download full details of how to enter and here to download an entry form.

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The Carnival of the Animals - Maidenhead's Community Lantern Parade

We are excited to bring the annual Community Lantern Parade to Maidenhead town centre on Saturday 9 December.

The event begins with live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra - The Kings of Bhangra outside Maidenhead Town Hall from 4.30pm.

The Lantern Parade is free to attend and suitable for all ages.


What happens when!

  • 4.30pm Live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra

  • 5pm Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall and is led through the streets of the town by 4x4 Bhangra and Beatroots Samba Band

  • 6pm More live music and entertainment

Lanterns are waterproof so the parade will go ahead come rain or snow!

All are welcome at the parade – with or without lanterns. Simply turn up and walk through the town centre with the parade.

If you have made lanterns at one of our workshops, Norden Farm’s Young Volunteers will be on hand to help illuminate the lanterns and guide the parade.


Not taken part before? Or have a question about the Lantern Parade? Take a look at our handy FAQ’s. If you can’t find the answer to your questions, give our Box Office team a call on 01628 788997.

Click here for the Lantern Parade FAQs

Share you photos and videos with us! #nordenfarm


Don't forget the After Party!

Thursday 14 December 2017 from 4.30pm

Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!


  •   9 Dec FREE
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Family Chocolate Workshop

Led by The Chocolate Factory.

Have fun creating your very own chocolate bar and lollipop with only the best Belgian chocolate! Learn how to mould the chocolate and then decorate your bar and lollipop to make them unique.

(Minimum age 4 years)

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The Lantern Parade After Party!

Join us on Thursday 14 December 2017 to relive the Lantern Parade.

A chance to share photos, videos and chat about the event.

Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!

Share your photos and videos with us, and see them on the big screen with everyone else’s memories.


Were you there? Share your photos and videos with us, and see them on the big screen with everyone else’s memories.

Email your photos and videos to robyn.bunyan@nordenfarm.org

Didn’t get a chance to come along this year? Pop by the After Party and find out what it’s all about! Then make a note in your dairy for 2018!


#nordenfarm / www.facebook.com/nordenfarmcentreforthearts / @nordenfarm

  •  14 Dec FREE
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Paddington 2 (cert tbc)

Dir: Paul King 2017 | Run time tbc

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. He finds perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, a unique pop-up book. Paddington embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, can he and the Browns unmask the thief?

WHY? The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film

8 minutes ago Keep the little ones entertained this half term by entering our Miki Art Competition! The winners of each age category will win a goody bag and the overall winner will turn on this year's Christmas lights at Maidenhead Town Hall. Entries will also be displayed in our Gallery exhibition this December. Check out the link below for more information... ❄️ ️

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about 19 hours ago @MrStuartCarroll Thank you Stuart! Glad you had a great night!

about 19 hours ago RT @MrStuartCarroll: Great evening of comedy at @nordenfarm in #boynhill. Excellent venue and live acts. https://t.co/lOvWEYE06m

about 19 hours ago RT @markfish: @Juliet945600 Just brilliant - Cant wait to see @JonathanPieNews live @nordenfarm next Feb

about 19 hours ago RT @vinyljeff: @nordenfarm November 18th Blackstar by Bowie in full on vinyl. With added chat pics and vids and a Special Guest... Tickets…

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about 19 hours ago RT @TVGChorus: We’ll be singing this& other fab songs @nordenfarm 25 Nov. Call box office now! I'll Be There For You https://t.co/jCpclSnp…

about 24 hours ago Heck yeah, it’s a hoedown! Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2018! 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 the Courtyard Theatre dance floor. **Tickets** £20 before Tues 31 Oct, £25 after Age guidance 12+ years.

3 days ago Planning your Saturday night entertainment? Join us this evening for The Vinyl Frontier's first ever instrumental duel as Tubular Bells takes on Oxygene. Hear both classic albums on a fabulous hi-fi and, of course, on vinyl! The evening would be complete without trivia and chat from host Jeff Lloyd.

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