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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for people with some Pilates experience or those who are looking for a slightly more challenging class. Still covering alignment, breathing and centering but with more focus on strengthening and toning your body. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

You will need your own mat.

Spring
Tues 10 Jan - 7 Feb, 21 Feb - 21 Mar, 28 Mar - 25 Apr
12pm - 1pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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The Bridge: In Pastel or Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall

One of the most inspiring features of our land and cityscape bridges from stepping stones to mighty suspension bridges have caught the imagination of the greatest artists including Turner and Whistler. Starting with the humbler and smallest we’ll explore painting several kinds of bridges in rural and city settings. Please bring your own materials. Some references will be supplied and you will be encouraged to bring your own. Scroll down to find detailed materials info.

Tues 10 Jan - 14 Feb
12.30pm - 3.30pm

£120 per 6-week course

Suitable for 18+ years

Materials info

Please bring the following: choosing whether to work in pastel or watercolour

All artists should bring a drawing board and paper towel, small sketchbook for composition thumbnail drawings and a pencil

For pastel: pastels (and if you have any a few pastel pencils), charcoal, putty eraser or Blu-tack, clips or tape to attach paper, pastel paper A3 or larger, useful but not essential any blending tools or brushes, table easel to keep your board as upright as possible, spray fixative to be used outside only

For watercolour: watercolour paints, palette, watercolour brushes and an old toothbrush, wax candle or clear wax crayon for resist techniques, water jars, small natural sponge, table easel or wooden block to tilt your board at a slight angle, not essential- masking fluid and old brush or applicator.

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for anyone new to Pilates or wishing to improve their flexibility, co-ordination, posture, balance, breathing and focus on stabilising the core. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Spring
Tues 10 Jan - 7 Feb, 21 Feb - 21 Mar, 28 Mar - 25 Apr
1.30pm - 2.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

Led by Richard Lee

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Spring
Tues 10 Jan - 7 Feb, Tues 21 Feb - 21 Mar, Tues 28 Mar - 25 Apr (exc 4 Apr)
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course | £32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course


This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

A non-audition community choir open to all. Working on everything from Madonna to Les Mis, from gospel to pop - this is an opportunity to meet people, learn some harmonies and sing your hearts out. No experience required. Enthusiasm absolutely necessary!

Spring
Tues 10 Jan - 21 Mar (exc 14 Feb)
7.30pm – 9pm
£11 per session | £100 per 10 week term

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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.

Spring
Tues 10 Jan, 7 Feb, 7 Mar, 4 Apr
7.30pm - 8.45pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years

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Little Wrigglers (Wednesdays)

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.

Spring
Wed 11 Jan - 29 Mar (exc 15 Feb)
Wed 19 Apr & 26 Apr
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

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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Beginners/Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is particularly suited to beginners, those returning to yoga having had a break, those with specific injuries or conditions or even those that consider themselves to be of a ‘certain age’ that might need a less challenging approach. We will cover general breathing practises, the basic and gentler postures, together with general information and possible discussion around movement and the potential difficulties we might come up against.

The aim will be to relax and enjoy.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of nearly 30 years of practice and study, with a broad experience of many styles and teachers. In recent years I have been moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential and ‘felt’ approach, influenced by teachers who have been inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.

Spring
Wed 11 Jan - 8 Feb, Wed 15 Feb - 15 Mar, Wed 22 Mar - 26 Apr, (exc 5 Apr)
£10 per session | £35 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

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Japanese Calligraphy Workshop - For Valentine’s Day

Led by Eiko Ishida

Special workshop for Valentine's day!!

Let's write LOVE ❤ with brush and ink.

This workshop is perfect for those who are interested in trying something new and learning a 6000 year old traditional art. Let's spend a meditative and self-expressive artsy time together!

During this workshop, we will go over the basics of Japanese calligraphy, including

How to hold & control the brush

The structure and meaning of Japanese characters

Basic brush techniques

Expressing yourself with the brush and ink

Everybody is welcome! No calligraphy experience or Japanese language skills are necessary.

Wed 8 Feb
11am - 2pm

£48

Suitable for 18+ years

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Junior)

Led by Little Tanks Ltd

In each session children take part in a series of drama games and activities that develop their confidence as well as teaching them drama skills. These include focus, communication, developing a character and voice projection.

As the weeks go on the group will each have a part with some lines to learn in a small-scale show. They will rehearse as a team and share what they have learnt during the last session, more details to follow on this after half term.

Suitable for ages 7 - 11 years

'Norden Farm is my favourite after school club, it always keeps me moving and relaxed. It is a great place to go for drama and within a short time, I have become far more confident and expressive' Timothy, age 7

'We have sent both of our children to Youth Theatre at Norden Farm and have seen dramatic improvements in there ability, confidence, social awareness and expressiveness generally and specifically. The environment is safe and developmental in a broad and exciting sense' Alex - parent

Spring 2023:
Wed 11 Jan - 22 Mar (exc 15 Mar)
4.55pm - 5.55pm
£85 per 10 week term

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Little Tanks Ltd

Each term we will be focusing on developing the participants confidence and well-being through a series of drama games and activities.

This term the Senior Youth Theatre group are focusing on developing drama skills. They’ll learn a deeper understanding of performance and managing their nerves as well as some more specialised techniques including comedy and physical theatre.

Suitable for ages 12 - 16 years

'Norden Farm is my favourite after school club, it always keeps me moving and relaxed. It is a great place to go for drama and within a short time, I have become far more confident and expressive' Timothy, age 7

'We have sent both of our children to Youth Theatre at Norden Farm and have seen dramatic improvements in there ability, confidence, social awareness and expressiveness generally and specifically. The environment is safe and developmental in a broad and exciting sense' Alex - parent

Spring 2023:
Wed 11 Jan - 22 Mar (exc 15 Mar)
6pm - 7.30pm
£120 per 10 week term

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the very beginning. This is a foundation course for those with little to no experience of playing guitar. You will learn how to hold a guitar and to make the right noises out of it. The aim of these lessons is to get you playing your first song within 4 weeks of lessons, as no-one takes up guitar to strum random chords, it’s all about the songs.

If you are returning to guitar having not played for some time and can barely remember chords this is a great way of getting back into the swing of things.

Spring
Wed 11 Jan - 8 Feb, Wed 22 Feb - 22 Mar, Wed 29 Mar - 26 Apr (exc 5 Apr)
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course | £32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (B)

Led by Richard Lee

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Spring
Wed 11 Jan - 8 Feb, Wed 22 Feb - 22 Mar, Wed 29 Mar - 26 Apr (exc 5 Apr)
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course | £32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Explore Silkscreen Printing

Led by Berkshire Printmakers

Explore silkscreen printing with Berkshire Printmakers, create an original piece of art using paper stencils and our large bank of photoscreens patterns. During the session we will look at transparency, colouring mixing (physical and optical) and create a print you will be proud to have framed on your wall.

Thur 26 Jan & Thur 9 Feb
11am - 2pm

£45 per workshop

Including all materials - no experience necessary. Dress appropriately.

Suitable for 18+ years

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

Spring
Thur 12 Jan - 27 Apr (exc 13 Apr)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£7 per class | £30 for 5 sessions a term

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

If the tutor is unavailable for a session, a replacement will be provided wherever possible.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (C)

Led by Richard Lee

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Spring
Thur 12 Jan - 9 Feb, Thur 23 Feb - 23 Mar, Thur 30 Mar - 27 Apr (exc 6 Apr)
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course | £32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Tango

Led by Tango Journey

Tango is a social dance. All across the country people gather in village halls to socialise and dance to the music of 1930s/40s Buenos Aires.

The course is suitable for beginners and for those that want to refresh the fundamentals of the dance. You will learn how to dance with a partner, with the music and within a group.

You will learn a little about the history and culture of tango and you will be given music and film clips to enjoy at home. Above all you will have fun!


Spring
Thur 12 Jan - 9 Feb, Thur 23 Feb - 16 Mar, Thur 30 Mar - 27 Apr (exc 13 Apr)
8pm - 9pm
£12 per session | £50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week course

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Play guitar but stuck in a rut? Want to play some notable songs and impress your friends? Then this is the course for you. Rediscover your 6-string and why you took it up originally.

Learn some classic songs as well as learning your pentationic scales, slide guitar and alternate tunings

Spring
Thur 12 Jan - 9 Feb, Thur 23 Feb - 23 Mar, Thur 30 Mar - 27 Apr (exc 6 Apr) 8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course | £32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course


This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Spring
Fri 20 Jan - 31 Mar (exc 17 Feb)
Fri 21 Apr & 28 Apr
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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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Intermediate Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is suited to those who have been practising for at least 6. My intention for this class is to move our practise forward, explore different avenues and approaches to the traditional postures. We will be aiming to be going deeper into ‘awareness’ and ‘noticing’.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of over 20 years of practice and study, perhaps moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential approach. Whilst looking at traditional Hatha Yoga postures and pranayamas, I will be encouraging fun and freedom within the traditional structure, whilst taking into our awareness fundamental anatomical and functional aspects required by our bodies for maximum wellbeing benefits.

Spring
Fri 13 Jan - 10 Feb, Fri 17 Feb - 17 Mar & Fri 24 Mar - 28 Apr, exc 7 Apr
£10 per session | or £35 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

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Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir

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.

Fri 13 Jan – 10 Feb and Fri 3 Mar – 31 Mar
2pm - 3.30pm
£12 per session | £50 for 5-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.

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Friday Night Flamenco - Intermediate

Led by Leticia Abella Iglesias

A great way to start the weekend - discover the rhythm and passion of Flamenco! Step into the atmosphere of Andalusia - its movements and music. Start by learning the basic steps and progress through the courses, in a relaxed and fun environment!

NEW class intermediate! If you would like to improve your technique and learn new moves, sign up for the intermediate course (+2 years experience).

Fri 13 Jan - 17 Feb
Fri 24 Mar - 28 Apr (exc 7 Apr)
6.45pm - 7.45pm
£12 per session | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course

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Sound Bath

Led by Janette Moy

Sound Baths are deeply relaxing, anyone can join in. Lay down, cosy and I will share beautiful sounds of Gong, Tibetan bowls, Irish Drum ( Bodhran ), Rainstick, Sansula, Kochi chimes and more. Taking you on a journey into the heart of Sacred Sound.

As you relax and bathe in the healing vibrations, your body resonates within these pure tones and you begin to feel retuned and in harmony. Healing can happen at cellular level, our bodies, mind and emotions draw from the sounds the vibration that is needed to bring us into inner balance.

You will need to bring a yoga mat or blanket to lie on. A small cushion for under head comfort. A blanket to cover up. Anything else you want to bring to make a cosy nest. Eye mask if you use one.

I look forward to sharing Sacred Sound with you.

Fri 13 Jan, Fri 10 Feb, Fri 10 Mar, Fri 21 Apr

7pm - 8pm

Fri 24 Feb & Fri 24 Mar

12.15pm - 1.15pm

£15 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Friday Night Flamenco - Beginners

Led by Leticia Abella Iglesias

A great way to start the weekend - discover the rhythm and passion of Flamenco! Step into the atmosphere of Andalusia - its movements and music. Start by learning the basic steps and progress through the courses, in a relaxed and fun environment!

Fri 13 Jan - 17 Feb
Fri 24 Mar - 28 Apr (exc 7 Apr)
8pm - 9pm
£12 per session | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

Align and Flow Yoga is influenced by the biomechanics and heart orientated philosophy of the Anusara Hatha style of yoga. With a specific alignment focus within the flow of postures the practice will tone and strengthen the body, improve posture and create more freedom in the body and mind resulting in a calm and relaxed state of being.

Each week there will be a different theme weaving its’ way through the session, but a typical class starts with breathing techniques to centre and ground, poses to warm up and then progresses to a fun and challenging mix of vinyasa and alignment yoga.

This class is designed to cultivate focus, stamina, strength, and flexibility. Leaving time at the end for a well-deserved relaxation.

Come prepared for an energising class that will also leave you feeling relaxed.

Suitable for 18+ years

Spring 2023:
Sat 14 Jan - 4 Mar (exc 18 Feb)
Sat 11 Mar - 29 Apr (exc 8 Apr)
£11 per session | £63 per 7 week course
10am - 11am

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Suitable for 18+ years

Sat 11 Feb and 8 Apr
11am – 4pm
£34

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Zumba (Saturdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

Spring
Sat 14 Jan - 11 Feb
11.30am – 12.30pm
£7 per class | £30 for 5 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Arts and Crafts Session

Join us in half term for crafts inspired by our family shows. The crafts vary so you can create something new at each session.


Tues 14 Feb | 3.30pm
Design and create an articulated woodland character - inspired by the puppets in our family show Breathe. Use collage and coloured pencils to create your own little character to hang in your window.


Wed 15 Feb | 3.30pm
Create an acorn sun catcher using tissue paper, inspired by the little acorn puppet in our half term show Breathe!


Fri 17 Feb | 3.30pm
Make and decorate your own music shaker! Choose from a selection of noisy options such as beads and rice to create your very own sound! Why not bring to shake away at our half term show Concertini?


£5 per person
Suitable for ages 3 - 8 years
All materials provided. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.


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Mosaic Mirror

Led by Kayleigh Robinson

Design and create your own mirror with mosaic surround using ceramic and glass tiles.

There will be a selection of designs for inspiration as well as a large choice of tiles to choose from. Please feel free to bring materials from home that you may wish to include in your work and any design ideas you may have.

No previous experience necessary. All materials are provided. You may wish to bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Wed 15 Feb
11am - 1pm

£45

Suitable for 18+ years

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Crafternoons

Led by Kayleigh Robinson.

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 1 Feb Still Life Drawing
Wed 15 Feb Cloud Decorations
Wed 22 Feb Mini Scented Cushions
Wed 1 Mar Button Bowl
Wed 8 Mar Watercolour
Wed 15 Mar Book Folding Art
Wed 22 Mar Decoupage
Wed 29 Mar Puzzle Piece Art
Wed 5 Apr Easter Egg Decorating
Wed 12 Apr Miniature Garden
Wed 19 Apr Collage
Wed 26 Apr Ceramic Plates

Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.

Suitable for ages 60+ years.

Spring
Wed 11 Jan - 26 Apr (exc 8 Feb)
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 jess.thompson@nordenfarm.org / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.

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Studio Art Club

Led by Helen Ridley

Every two weeks on Thursday from 11am - 2pm you will join local artist Helen Ridley to explore your inner artist.

Helen will demonstrate a range of techniques and materials, from watercolour and gouache to pencils and pastels.

Each session will explore a different theme with a range of references to choose from, giving you the opportunity to explore and experiment.

The Studio is open to all abilities and you will need to bring your own materials, please see details listed below:

Materials
● Watercolour paints
● Watercolour brushes
● Gouache paints
● Coloured pencils
● Coloured Pastels
● Watercolour paper
● Sketchbook to plan compositions and colour palettes

Mixed media paper will be available

The Studio Art Club runs from Thur 8 Sept every 2 weeks on the dates below.

Spring
Thur 19 Jan, 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 2 Mar, 16 Mar, 30 Mar, 13 Apr, 27 Apr
11am - 2pm
£28 per session | £184 per 8 week term

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Book Club

Share your thoughts on contemporary fiction with other readers in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

This season the Book Club will be reading

19 Jan - Act of oblivion by Robert Harris
16 Feb - Olive again by Elizabeth Strout
16 Mar - Small things like these & Foster by Claire Keegan
20 Apr - The Promise by Damon Galgut

Suitable for 18+ years.

Spaces are limited, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Spring
Thur 19 Jan, 16 Feb, 16 Mar, 20 Apr
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

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Pottery: Make a Bird Feeder

Led by Helen D Evans

This is part of a series of workshops being run by Helen D Evans which is suitable for all abilities.

During the workshop you will use hand building techniques to make an orb and transform it into a ceramic bird feeder.

Cost includes clay, use of materials and x 2 firings and application of a clear glaze.

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Sat 18 Feb
11am - 4pm
A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the workshop.

£65

Suitable for 18+ years

Please bring with you:
An apron
Any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils

After the course:
We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work

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Silver Stacking Bangles Workshop

Led by Fiona Dowling

Join Fiona from Jewellery Moves & learn how to make your own set of bangles which fit you perfectly. At this workshop you will learn how to saw, solder, file, hammer, hand-stamp and finish your own sterling silver bangles and a cuff. You will also learn how to make your own bezel setting and set a cabochon (selected from a range of colours provided) within your silver cuff. You will leave at the end of the day with two bangles and a cuff (which can also be hand stamped with a personal message).

Tues 21 Feb
11am - 4pm

£80

The cost of the silver is not included in the course fees. The approximate cost of these materials is £40/£50 and payable to the tutor on the day (ideally in cash).

Please make sure that hair is tied back, please wear closed shoes and bring your glasses if you wear them.

Suitable for 18+ years

About Jewellery Moves:
Taught by Fiona Dowling, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, Jewellery Moves workshops aim to teach traditional craftsmanship, jewellery skills and techniques in small groups with a relaxed atmosphere.

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Floral Design Workshop

Led by Kim Wright

This floral design course is for those who are new to floral design as well as those with some experience. I will guide the learners with demonstrations followed by practical work which will give them the confidence to develop their own floral designs each week. They will be shown how to prepare flowers and foliage, how to create gifts and how to decorate a party, home or just for a pleasure.

Additional Information

Please note that the materials are not provided. Learners will need to bring their own Floristry materials such as flowers, foliage, scissors, containers and some other materials each session to be able to create their own floral design. I will advise them each month.

Spring
Wed 25 Jan, Wed 22 Feb, Wed 22 Mar, Wed 26 Apr
11am - 1pm

£32 per session

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Mindfulness

Led by Kate Hughes

Join Kate Hughes of Kate Hughes Meditation for an hour of mindfulness, designed to promote calm and awareness.

During the session we will explore breathing techniques, different kinds of meditation, and various mindfulness exercises including some gentle movement (this can be adapted to suit all mobility levels).

No experience of meditation or mindfulness is required, and these sessions are suitable for you if you are an absolute beginner or have done some kind of mindfulness practice before.

Please wear comfortable clothing. The session will end with a relaxation exercise and you may wish to bring your own mat and blanket, although these will be provided.

Spring
Fri 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 Mar, 28 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£12 per session

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Jewellery Embroidery Workshop

Led by Aliona Borysenko

Welcome to the world of embroidery!

This jewellery embroidery workshop is for beginners who are new to embroidery with different materials, as well as those with some experience in embroidery with threads.

During the workshop you will practice different embroidery techniques, which will give you the confidence to create and your own embroidery designs.

Designs for the Spring 2023 workshops TBC

You will be shown how to embroider with materials such as: beads, crystals, sequins, chenille, metallic threads, bugles and other materials. You may choose to decorate your clothes and your children's clothes with the embroidery you create, or you may choose to complete your embroidery into a brooch.

Spring
Sat 25 Feb, Sat 25 Mar, Sat 15 Apr
11am - 4pm
£70 per workshop

Materials and instruments for one Robin will be provided. Participants are very welcome to bring their clothes or that they would like to decorate with.

About Aliona Borysenko:
Aliona came from Ukraine where she taught at a leading Jewellery Design School. She began sharing her knowledges in workshops and courses 12 years ago. Whilst in Ukraine, she has worked with Swarovski and Preciosa and has created designs for the likes of Coca Cola, Schwarzkopf, L’Oréal and Windows to name a few. Aliona is exited to offer embroidery workshops for beginners at Norden Farm. She also works within schools and runs workshops for children.

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Drawing on Coloured Papers

Led by Jo Hall

Choosing a different coloured paper for each session we explore how paper colour can be exploited as part of the composition. Within this we will look at line, tone, form, mark making, texture and pattern using a variety of drawing media. Initially working from still life objects, the first week from natural forms e.g. a sea shell or fruit, later in the course there will be an opportunity to draw a landscape in colour or make a portrait study using the three-crayon technique.

Some objects will be supplied for the first session or bring a natural form you would like to draw.

Please bring your own materials and scroll down for detailed info on what you will need.

Some papers will be available from the tutor at cost.

Tues 28 Feb - 4 Apr
12.30pm - 3.30pm

£120 per 6-week course

Suitable for 18+ years

Materials Info

We will experiment with coloured pastel papers and some smoother coloured drawing papers suitable for other drawing media. A small sample pack of papers for the first session (cost about £2.00) will be available from the tutor for the first session. Other coloured papers will also be available at cost.

Please bring: drawing board and clips or tape to hold your paper, putty eraser, plastic eraser, paper towel, spray fixative for chalky media (to be used outside only), craft knife or pencil sharpener, small piece of sandpaper, water pots if using pen and ink (plus brush for brush drawing with ink)

Drawing media: you will only need black and white for the first week

Choose from the following suggestions;

Dry media: charcoal and white chalk pastel, pastel pencil, conté crayon in black white and sanguine, any coloured pencil, or graphite pencil or block

Wet media: e.g. pen/stick/brush and ink, paint pen, black fine liner and brush pens

It would be good to have something from each list above. The different kinds of drawing media will be discussed at the first session. Don’t bring large tins and boxes of colour as we will be working in an almost monochrome way first of all gradually introducing more colour in the following weeks.

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Keaveney

Do you like to crochet or knit? Join us for a relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.

Suitable for those with experience of crochet / knitting.

Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Spring
Wed 11 Jan, 1 Feb, 1 Mar, 5 Apr
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

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Life Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

Explore the complexities of the human form by working from a professional life model. With a variety of short and long poses. Learn both traditional charcoal drawing methods and new experimental techniques.

Half day sessions comprise of a variety of short and long poses.

Any mediums can be used in these sessions. Materials will be provided, although participants are very welcome to bring their own if you have something you like to work with.

Spring
Sat 21 Jan & Sat 4 Mar
11am - 2pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Creative Mindfulness For Children (Aged for 4-7 years)

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 4 - 7 years.

Spring
Sat 14 Jan, Sat 4 Feb, Sat 4 Mar, Sat 15 Apr
11am - 11.45am
£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.

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Creative Mindfulness For Children (Aged 8-11 years)

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.

Spring
Sat 14 Jan, Sat 4 Feb, Sat 4 Mar, Sat 15 Apr
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.

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Creative Mindfulness For Children (Aged 12-15 years)

Led by Stella Chenery

Participants will learn to:
• Recognise and acknowledge feelings
• Create healthy coping strategies for their emotions, stresses and anxieties
• Slow down the busy mind and improve focus & concentration
• Cultivate compassion for others & kindness for themselves
• Boost confidence and self esteem
• Build positive relationships with others
• Bring mindfulness into their everyday lives

Through the use of mindfulness techniques, meditations, discussion, creative activities and art. Art ability is not important - all activities are focused on the process of creating as a mindful and relaxing practise rather than the end result.

Suitable for ages 12 - 15 years.

Spring
Sat 14 Jan, Sat 4 Feb, Sat 4 Mar, Sat 15 Apr
1pm - 2pm
£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.

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Japanese Calligraphy Workshop - For Mother’s Day

Led by Eiko Ishida

What do you think about a Japanese Calligraphy Experience as a gift to your mother for Mother's Day? Or a gift for yourself? Let's spend a meditative and self-expressive creative time together! At the end of the session, you will have your own calligraphy artworks or a lovely card to take home.

During this workshop, we will go over the basics of Japanese calligraphy, including

How to hold & control the brush

The structure and meaning of Japanese characters

Basic brush techniques

Expressing yourself with the brush and ink

Everybody is welcome – no calligraphy experience or Japanese language skills are necessary.

Wed 8 Mar
11am - 2pm

£48

Suitable for 18+ years

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Sea Glass Workshop

Led by Fiona Dowling

Join Fiona from Jewellery Moves & learn how to make your own jewellery with pieces of sea glass. At this workshop you will learn how to saw, solder, file, hammer, hand-stamp and finish your own sterling silver ring & pendant. You will leave at the end of the day with either a bangle or a pendant or both if you have time.

About Jewellery Moves:
Taught by Fiona Dowling, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, Jewellery Moves workshops aim to teach traditional craftsmanship, jewellery skills and techniques in small groups with a relaxed atmosphere.

Thur 9 Mar
11am - 4pm

£80

The cost of the silver is not included in the course fees. The approximate cost of these materials is £30/£40 and payable to the tutor on the day (ideally in cash).

Please make sure that hair is tied back, please wear closed shoes and bring your glasses if you wear them.

Suitable for 18 + years

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Mixing Greens for Landscape: Watercolour or Gouache

Led by Jo Hall

Colour mixing exercises followed by a landscape painting.

“I haven’t got the right green.”, “I can’t mix the right green.”, or “This green is unnatural.”, are frequent comments I hear at landscape sessions. This workshop will help you to use primary colours to mix the greens you need and also how to tame some of the fiercer greens in your box to create really useful natural looking greens by mixing with other colours.

Reference supplied or bring your own. Some watercolour paper will be available at cost.

Please scroll down for info on materials to bring.

Sat 11 Mar
11am - 4pm

£40

Suitable for 18+ years

Materials info: please bring

Paint: watercolour or gouache paints, just bring your usual box of tubes or pans.

A few notes on useful colours that will be demonstrated;

A warm blue like French Ultramarine, a cool blue like Cerulean or Phthalo Blue, a warm yellow like Cadmium Yellow medium or other medium yellow, a cool yellow like Lemon Yellow or Cadmium Lemon, at least one red and one earth colour like Burnt Sienna. We’ll also investigate how to mix and modify other colours including vivid pigments like Phthalo Green to make natural looking greens.

Paper and equipment: cold pressed watercolour paper 300gsm, drawing board, tape or clips to fix paper to the board, block of wood about 2x2x6 inches or table easel to incline your board.

A good sized palette to mix your colours, plastic pipette if you have one.

Watercolour brushes, water pots, paper towel, small natural sponge, pencil

Some paper will be available at cost. Photo reference will be supplied or bring your own that features a variety of different greens.

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Mosaic Wall Art

Led by Kayleigh Robinson

Design and create your own mosaic artwork that can be hung on a wall, using ceramic and glass tiles.

There will be a selection of designs for inspiration as well as a large choice of tiles to choose from. Please feel free to bring materials from home that you may wish to include in your work and any design ideas you may have.

No previous experience necessary. All materials are provided. You may wish to bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Wed 15 Mar
11am - 1pm

£45

Suitable for 18+ years

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Pottery: A 5 Week Introduction to Slab Building

Led by Helen D Evans

This course is suitable for all abilities.

During the course we will explore the different basic forms that you can make using slabs of clay including using templates and applying texture.

You will also be given time to experiment with your own designs and ideas.

A selection of underglazes and glazes will be available to you to apply colour to your work.

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Fri 17 Mar - 21 Apr, exc 7 Apr
11am - 1pm

£115 per 5-week course

Suitable for 18+ years

Please bring with you:
An apron
Any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils
Scalpel / cutting mat

After the course.
We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work from Norden Farm

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Pottery: Carved Clay Flower Pots

Led by Helen D Evans

Brighten up your window sill with some handmade flower pots.

This is part of a series of workshops being run by Helen D Evans which is suitable for all
abilities.

During the workshop you will make a series of flower pots by initially making a pinch pot / coil pot. We will then explore surface decoration by carving into the clay.

At the end of the course. A choice of glazes will be available for you to select.

After the course. Your work will be bisque firing and your choice of glaze will be applied glaze and re-fired. We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work.

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Cost includes clay, use of materials and x 2 firings and application of a glaze.

Sat 18 Mar
11am - 4pm
A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the workshop.

£65

Suitable for 18+ years

Please bring with you:
An apron
Any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils

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Silkscreen Printing your own T-shirt design

Led by Berkshire Printmakers

Be summer ready with our "have a go" at silkscreen printing your own t-shirt design.

Join Berkshire Printmakers and design and print your own t-shirt design in two colours. Learn how to create paper stencils and combine these with our own patterned screens to print your own unique designs ready for the beach.

Including white organic t-shirt - please see image below for dimensions and add in your size when booking a ticket.

Thur 6 Apr
11am - 1pm

£37

Suitable for 18+ years

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Explore: Circus Skills (Families)

Led by And Circus

Come and explore the magical world of circus. Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling. Led by And Circus. (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years). Please wear flat shoes or trainers.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Magic (Age 11+)

Led by Mark's Magic Mayhem

Do you love magic? Have you ever been astounded by a magician’s illusions and longed to know the tricks of the trade? Then Mark's Magic Mayhem's Tricky-Tuition is just for you! 

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Mini Chocolate Egg and Lollipop Decorating    (Age 8-10)

Led by Rosie’s Chocolate Factory

Create and decorate chocolate eggs and lollipops with icings and sweets - will you give your egg to someone special? Or keep it as a treat for yourself! 

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Digital Animation (Age 8-10)

Led by Animation Expressions  

Unleash your creative side and bring your animations to life on screen. Explore camera work, designing, directing, recording and more. After each workshop the animations will be uploaded to YouTube – so you can share with friends and family!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Drama (Age 5-7)

Led by Little Tanks

Go on an adventure with drama and movement sessions themed around exploring new worlds.


This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Circus Skills (Age 5-7)

Led by And Circus

Come and explore the magical world of circus. Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling. Led by And Circus. (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years). Please wear flat shoes or trainers.


This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Magic (Age 8-10)

Led by Mark's Magic Mayhem

Do you love magic? Have you ever been astounded by a magician’s illusions and longed to know the tricks of the trade? Then Magic Mark's Mayhem's Tricky-Tuition is just for you! 


This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Make and Decorate Chocolate Lollipops  (Families)

Led by Rosie’s Chocolate Factory

Mold, decorate and package your very own chocolate lollipop to take home! 


This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

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Explore: Digital Animation (Families)

Led by Animation Expressions  

Unleash your creative side and bring your animations to life on screen. Explore camera work, designing, directing, recording and more. After each workshop the animations will be uploaded to YouTube – so you can share with friends and family!


This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Circus Skills (Age 8-10)

Led by And Circus

Come and explore the magical world of circus. Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling. Led by And Circus. (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years). Please wear flat shoes or trainers.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Steel Pan Band (Age 8-10)

Led by Culture Mix

Create your own steel pan band with friends and family and learn to play steel pan music with RASPO. 


This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Mesmerising Magic and Tricks (Families)

Led by Mark's Magic Mayhem

Come along to Mark’s Magic Mayhem's amazing show and try some magic for yourself. Watch him in action, then learn some tricks to wow your friends. 


This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Make and Decorate Chocolate Lollipops  (Age 5-7)

Led by Rosie’s Chocolate Factory

Mold, decorate and package your very own chocolate lollipop to take home! 


This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Ukulele (Families)

Led by Berkshire Maestros

Ever wanted to learn how to play the ukulele? This is your chance! Take part in fun games and learn different techniques. Come away inspired to carry on learning!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Digital Animation (Age 11+)

Led by Animation Expressions  

Unleash your creative side and bring your animations to life on screen. Explore camera work, designing, directing, recording and more. After each workshop the animations will be uploaded to YouTube – so you can share with friends and family!


This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).


Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Circus Skills (Families)

Led by And Circus

Come and explore the magical world of circus. Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling. Led by And Circus. (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years). Please wear flat shoes or trainers.


This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Steel Pan Band (Age 5-7)

Led by Culture Mix

Create your own steel pan band with friends and family and learn to play steel pan music with RASPO. 

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Mini Chocolate Egg and Lollipop Decorating  (Age 11+)

Led by Rosie’s Chocolate Factory

Create and decorate chocolate eggs and lollipops with icings and sweets - will you give your egg to someone special? Or keep it as a treat for yourself!   

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Ukulele (Age 8-10)

Led by Berkshire Maestros

Ever wanted to learn how to play the ukulele? This is your chance! Take part in fun games and learn different techniques. Come away inspired to carry on learning!


This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Young Leaders Showcase

A free 30 minute Manga Drawing workshop led by our Young Leaders George and Georgina!

2.30pm - 3pm
Free event

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Explore: Circus Skills (Age 11+)

Led by And Circus

Come and explore the magical world of circus. Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling. Led by And Circus. (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years). Please wear flat shoes or trainers.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Steel Pan Band (Families)

Led by Culture Mix

Create your own steel pan band with friends and family and learn to play steel pan music with RASPO. 


This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Explore: Make and Decorate Chocolate Lollipops  (Families)

Led by Rosie’s Chocolate Factory

Mold, decorate and package your very own chocolate lollipop to take home! 


This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2022. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!

  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 15 April).

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Japanese Calligraphy Spring Workshop

Led by Eiko Ishida

Celebrate the wonderful spring season– Spring is the season of new beginnings. Fresh buds bloom, animals awaken and the earth seems to come to life again!

Why not try something new? Learn the beautiful art of Japanese calligraphy. You will enjoy the peace and calm of this class while creating the brush characters that write about spring and this lovely season.

You will be shown the basic principles of writing Japanese; using the traditional Japanese materials of a brush, ink and Japanese paper. You will be guided on how to create your first brush strokes and build on these basic steps to create some lovely Japanese characters.

No calligraphy experience or Japanese language skills necessary.

Wed 12 Apr
11am - 2pm

£48

Suitable for 18+ years

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Vocal Power: Strength, Control & Stamina

Led by Rob Castell

Singing is joyous and fun. It's also very good for your health, but it does require some training and understanding of what's going in your body to make that glorious sound! Rob Castell has been working professionally as a singer, musician and teacher for almost 20 years, having sung with his own award winning vocal group Barbershopera, as a lead in We Will Rock You and even in the official band for the Royal Wedding in 2011! If you want to get some tips on how to belt those top notes, control your breath and keep singing all night long, this session will be perfect.

Tues 18 Apr
7.30pm - 9pm

£11

Suitable for 18+ years

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Mosaic Tray

Led by Kayleigh Robinson

Design and create your own mosaic tray using ceramic and glass tiles on a wooden tray.

There will be a selection of designs for inspiration as well as a large choice of tiles to choose from. Please feel free to bring materials from home that you may wish to include in your work and any design ideas you may have.

No previous experience necessary. All materials are provided. You may wish to bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Wed 19 Apr
11am - 1pm

£45

Suitable for 18+ years

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Silver Earring Workshop

Led by Fiona Dowling

Join Fiona from Jewellery Moves & enjoy a day of design, creativity and making. At this workshop you will learn how to saw, solder, file, hammer, hand-stamp and finish your own collection of sterling silver earrings. You will leave at the end of the day with a beautiful selection of earrings (hoop, stud and dangly).

Taught by Fiona Dowling, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, Jewellery Moves workshops aim to teach traditional craftsmanship, jewellery skills and techniques in small groups with a relaxed atmosphere.

Thur 20 Apr
11am - 4pm

£80

The cost of the silver is not included in the course fees. The approximate cost of these materials is £30/£40 and payable to the tutor on the day (ideally in cash).

Please make sure that hair is tied back, please wear closed shoes and bring your glasses if you wear them.

Suitable for 18+ years

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Blue and Brown make Grey: Watercolour or Gouache

Led by Jo Hall

A colour mixing workshop to help you mix colours for rocky landscapes, stone walls, weathered surfaces and shadows etc. These are also invaluable for still life studies involving neutral stoneware or dried seed heads. These coloured greys mixed from primary colours, complementary colours or as the title suggests from blue and brown can give a painting unity where the pigments used appear elsewhere in the work. Colour mixing exercises will be followed by painting a rocky landscape or grey still life object.

Landscape reference supplied or bring your own. Some watercolour paper will be available at cost.

Please bring your own materials and scroll down to find more detailed info.

Sat 22 Apr
11am - 4pm

£40

Suitable for 18+ years

Materials info

Watercolour or gouache paints; just bring your existing box of tubes or pans.

A few notes on useful colours;

Blues like Cobalt or Ultramarine, also if you have it, a very dark blue like Prussian Blue.

Browns like Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber will be very useful and also less essential; Red Iron Oxide, a reddish brown in all its forms which you may find in your box as Light Red, English Red and Venetian Red.

A good sized palette to mix your paint, plastic pipette of you have one.

Paper and equipment: cold pressed watercolour paper 300gsm, drawing board, tape or clips to fix paper to the board, block of wood about 2x2x6 inches or table easel to incline your board. Watercolour brushes, water pots, paper towel, small natural sponge, pencil

Some paper will be available at cost. Photo reference will be supplied or bring your own of a rocky outcrop, stone wall or weathered surfacegrey castle wall or even a grey stoneother grey still life object.

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Harmony: The Joyous Science Behind Close Part Singing

Led by Rob Castell

Singing with a choir can be tremendously rewarding, mainly because you get to try out all those magical harmonies! But it can be daunting and it takes some practice. There's also an incredible alchemy that takes place when we bring different frequencies together and create evocative patterns with our voices. So how does it all work? And how can we get better at making it happen? Norden Farm Community Choir leader Rob Castell has been a professional arranger, musical director and singer for almost 20 years. Join him for an exploration of vocal harmony with some basics for beginners and a fun journey through the science of sound.

Tues 25 Apr
7.30pm - 9pm

£11

Suitable for 18+ years

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Pottery: Press Mould Bowls

Led by Helen D Evans

This is part of a series of workshops being run by Helen D Evans which is suitable for all abilities.

During the workshop you will explore using coils which will be used as decoration to make a bowl.

Cost includes clay, use of materials and x 2 firings and application of a clear glaze.

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Sat 29 Apr
11am - 4pm
A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the workshop.

£65

Suitable for 18+ years

Please bring with you:
An apron
Any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils
A bowl to use as a mould

After the course:
We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work

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