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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this festive season.

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

24 November – Christmas Tree (Sewing) and Santa Table Decoration
1 December – Clay Candle Holder and Elf
15 December – Cracker & Christmas Tree Decoration
22 December - Christmas Tree Table Decoration and Snowman Light Up Tree Decoration
28 December - Masking Tape Art and scratch decorations
29 December - TBC
30 December - a New Years wish jar

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Zumba (Sundays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

A fun and friendly, easy to follow class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

Autumn
Sun 16 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 14, 21, 28 Oct)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

Spring
Sun 13 Jan – 28 Apr
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen.

A mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing style. A variety of music accompanies these styles such as Shania Twain and Keith Urban (country) to Rebecca Ferguson and Megan Trainer (pop) with everything in between.

No partner necessary.

Autumn
Sun 16 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 21 and 28 Oct)
6.15pm - 7.45pm
£7 per class

Spring
Sun 13 Jan – 28 Apr (exc 21 Apr)
6.15pm - 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

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

Autumn
Mondays (from 17 Sept exc 8 Oct, 22 Oct)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Spring
Mondays (from 14 Jan, exc 11, 18 Feb, 1, 8 Feb, 15, 22 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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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Monday Morning Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Feeling the need to wind down and relax, have a little bit of time to yourself? Come along and enjoy some yoga and relaxation with Julie. Practise gentle spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, basic yogic breathing techniques and guided meditations.

These classes are suitable for everyone, with or without previous yoga experience. Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Autumn
17 Sept – 5 Nov (exc 8 and 22 Oct)
12 Nov – 17 Dec
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £42 per 6 week course

Spring
14 Jan – 4 Feb
25 Feb – 25 Mar
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £28 for 4 week term, £35 for 5 week course

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, relax your body and mind, reduce stress, improve your balance, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Mon 17 Sept – 5 Nov (exc 8 and 22 Oct) and Mon 12 Nov – 17 Dec
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Spring
Mon 14 Jan – 4 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb) and Mon 11 Mar – 29 Apr (exc 1,8, 15, 22 Apr)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, relax your body and mind, reduce stress, improve your balance, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Mon 17 Sept – 5 Nov (exc 8 and 22 Oct) and Mon 12 Nov – 17 Dec
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£42 per 6 week course

Spring
Mon 14 Jan – 4 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb) and Mon 11 Mar –29 Apr
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

Autumn
Tuesdays (from 11 Sept exc 2 Oct, 23 Oct)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

Spring
Tuesdays (from 15 Jan, exc 19, 26 Feb, 9, 16 Apr)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

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

Autumn
Tuesdays (from 11 Sept exc 2 Oct, 23 Oct)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

Spring
Tuesdays (from 15 Jan, exc 19, 26 Feb, 9, 16 Apr)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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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.

Autumn
Tues 11 Sept – 9 Oct, 16 Oct - 13 Nov and 20 Nov – 18 Dec
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per class
£50 per 5-week course

Spring
Tues 15 Jan – 12 Feb and Tues 5 Mar – 23 Apr (exc 2, 9, 16 Apr)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per class
£50 per 5-week course

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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 stabilizing the core. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

Autumn
Tues 11 Sept – 9 Oct, 16 Oct - 13 Nov and 20 Nov - 18 Dec
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class
£50 per 5-week course

Spring
Tues 15 Jan – 12 Feb and Tues 5 Mar – 23 Apr (exc 2, 9, 16 Apr)
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class
£50 per 5-week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Autumn
Wednesdays (from 12 Sept exc 24 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Spring
Wednesdays (from 9 Jan, exc 20 Feb, 10, 17 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a sibling under 6 months

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Woods.

Do you like to crochet or knit? Or have you ever wanted to learn? A relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available for if you just wanted to give it a go!

Autumn
Sun 23 Sept, 28 Oct, 25 Nov and 23 Dec
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 includes a drink from the bar

Spring
Sun 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 Mar and 28 Apr
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 includes a drink from the bar

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Artist Georgia O'Keefe-inspired Cropped Flower Head

By Caroline Crawford

Painting Studies
Led by Caroline Crawford

Saturdays 10am – 3pm | £44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

Suitable for all levels of experience. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor. See our website for more details.

We look carefully at the beautiful artwork of Georgia O’Keefe. Working with Watercolours to build the delicate folds and curves of a lily study and finish with coloured pencils. Careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day

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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 beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 6 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 10 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Book Club

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

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept, 3 Oct, 7 Nov and 5 Dec | 7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

  • Wed 5 Dec - The Dry by Jane Harper

Spring
Wed 9 Jan, 6 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 Apr | 7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

  • Wed 9 Jan - This is going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor By Adam Kay

  • Wed 6 Feb - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

  • Wed 6 Mar - The Librarian by Salley Vickers

  • Wed 3 April - Little Fires everywhere by Celezte Ng

  • Wed 1 May - Transcription by Kate Atkinson

  • Wed 5 June - Warlight’ by Michael Ondaatje

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

A fun, friendly and easy to follow dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

Autumn
Thur 13 Sept – 6 Dec (exc 25 Oct and 1 Nov)
10am – 11am | £6 per class

Spring
Thur 10 Jan – 25 Apr (exc 18 Apr)
10am – 11am | £6 per class

A fun, friendly and easy to follow dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Introduction to Jewellery Making

Led by Grant Forsyth

Learn the fundamentals of jewellery making and design, including mark making and stone setting. Advanced students are welcome to join and expand their skills and create their own design led work. Materials cost to tutor £28 (approx).

Spring
Thur 10 Jan - 7 Feb, 14 Feb - 14 Mar and 21 Mar - 9 May (exc 4, 11, 18 Apr)
10am - 11.30pm and 12pm - 1.30pm
£63 for 5 week course

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Calligraphy - Beginners Copperplate Script

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

This course will address the basics of copperplate script. Focus will be placed on creating the established letter forms for each of the upper and lower case letters and numerals. Pens, nibs, inks, ruling up and proportions will be covered.

Thur 10 Jan – 7 Feb
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 for 5 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor

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Acoustic Guitar - 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 beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 13 Sept – 18 Oct (exc 27 Sept) and 1 Nov – 29 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 6 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 10 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 10 Jan – 7 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 11 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

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 beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Autumn
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Spring
Thur 10 Jan – 7 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 11 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class. We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Autumn
Fri 14 Sept – 19 Oct and Fri 2 Nov – 14 Dec
9.30am – 10.45am
£42 per 6 week course
£49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 15 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 12 Apr and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course
£49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners learn techniques including sawing, filing, polishing, ring making, stone setting, texturing, doming and soldering, to make some beautiful jewellery. More experienced participants are taken forward with their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor for 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 8 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 29 Mar and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
10am – 12pm
£84 per course

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.

Autumn
Fridays (from 14 Sept)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Spring
Fridays (from 11 Jan, exc 22 Feb, 15 Mar, 12, 19 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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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Linoprinting Made Easy

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Learn all the basics of this simple printing process and produce a set of prints to take home in this structured but relaxed workshop. We will look at creating a design from your source material, safe linocutting techniques, and printing by hand using a variety of approaches. No experience necessary.

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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class. We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Autumn
Fri 14 Sept – 19 Oct and Fri 2 Nov – 14 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course
£49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 15 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 12 Apr and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
11am – 12.15pm
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course
£49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson

Beginners learn techniques including sawing, filing, polishing, ring making, stone setting, texturing, doming and soldering, to make some beautiful jewellery. More experienced participants are taken forward with their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor for 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 8 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 29 Mar and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

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

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

Autumn
Fridays (from 14 Sept exc 28 Sept, 26 Oct)
5pm – 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

Spring
Fridays (from 11 Jan, exc 22 Feb)
5pm – 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners can create up to three pieces. There are projects to follow if you wish, to help you learn techniques and make beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor dependent on weight of what you make.

Autumn
Sat 15 Sept, 27 Oct and 10 Nov (silver workshops)
Sat 3 Nov (metal clay workshop)
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee

Spring
Sat 12 Jan, 9 Mar and 27 Apr
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee to tutor

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Align and Flow Yoga - Drop In Session

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

Tone, stretch, strengthen, calm and renew with Deborah in this friendly and inspiring dynamic yoga class, with a precise alignment focus and always time at the end for relaxation.

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

10am – 11.15am
£9 per class (£96 per 12 week term)

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

A class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Learn yoga postures, a gentle bedtime yoga sequence, meditations based on popular fairy tales and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience needed.

Bring one yoga mat (per pair) and one blanket each.

Suitable for ages 4 – 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult.

Autumn
Sundays
23 Sept | 11.15am – 12.15pm
14 Oct | 11.15am – 12.15pm
11 Nov | 10am – 11am
9 Dec | 10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

Spring
Sundays
13 Jan | 10am – 11am
17 Feb | 10am – 11am
17 Mar | 10am – 11am
28 Apr | 10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

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Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey.

Giving children the opportunity to learn and explore through exciting and fun art activities – and we do all the clearing up!

Autumn
Mondays (from 24 Sept exc 8 Oct, 22 Oct, 3 Dec)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Spring
Mondays (from 14 Jan, exc 11, 18 Feb, 1, 8, 15, 22 Apr)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

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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What is a Line? Drawing Course

Led by Jo Hall

Using pencil, charcoal and ink with brushes, pens and a variety of other tools, this drawing course explores line and mark making to produce representational and more intuitive drawings.

Suitable for beginners it will be presented in a way that should also be inspiring for those who are more experienced. Please supply your own materials.

Tues 15 Jan – 19 Feb
10am – 1pm and 1.30pm – 4.30pm
£99 for 6 week course

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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton.

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

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

Suitable for 9+ years.

Autumn
Tuesdays (from Tues 11 Sept exc 2 Oct, 23 Oct)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

Spring
Tuesdays (from Tues 15 Jan, exc 19 and 26 Feb)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

For all those who enjoy singing a toe-tapping repertoire, from Bach to the Beatles and Gershwin to Gospel. No audition or sight-reading required.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Tues 15 Jan – 26 Mar (exc 19 Feb)
7pm - 8.15pm
£90 per 10 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Step out of 'busy, busy, doing, doing' and drop into just 'being'. Learn how to focus on the present to help manage thoughts and feelings and to improve mental wellbeing.

Spring
Tues 15 Jan, 19 Feb, 19 Mar, 16 Apr
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session


Suitable for 18+ years

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Creative Writing

Led by Katy Walker.

Everyone has a story to tell - but how do you find the best way to tell it? Join award-winning playwright and creative writing tutor Katy Walker to find out in this series of workshops designed to get your creative juices flowing.

Suitable for all.

Wed 16 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Mar, 3 Apr
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

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Drypoint Etching Without a Press

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Have a go at low-tech drypoint etching printing without a press or chemicals. From your initial drawings we will scratch the images into acetate and perspex to create permanent plates – these will be inked up in a variety of ways using water-soluble sticks and inks then a print taken from them by hand.

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

A dynamic yoga class with precise alignment focus. Linking the breath with a flow of postures and time at the end for relaxation will leave you feeling stronger, more flexible, calm and renewed. Deborah Le Vene-Page has been teaching yoga since 2005, her classes are fun, friendly, inspiring and suitable for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

Suitable for 18+ years

Autumn
Sat 15 Sept – 8 Dec (exc 10 Nov)
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term

Spring
Sat 12 Jan (drop in session)
Sat 19 Jan – 6 Apr
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term

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

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

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

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

The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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

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

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

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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

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

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

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Parveen Chana

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

Saturdays (from 26 Jan, exc 23 Feb)
10am - 11am
£67 per 10 week term

Suitable for 6+ years.

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Sat 26 Jan
10am – 3pm
£34

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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

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


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

Thursdays or Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Evening Papercraft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Each workshop will feature different projects and themes. Build up your skills and master new techniques to enable you to create your own designs at home.

Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing, heat embossing, fussy cutting and more, using a range of materials.

Spring
Tues 29 Jan, 26 Feb, 26 Mar, 30 Apr
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session or £55 for all 4 sessions

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Twisted Art: Paint and Sip

Led by Angela Mitchell.

An informal social painting class for people who like to relax with a drink as you paint with step by step guidance. Each class will feature a different painting.

Perfect for total beginners, everything you need will be provided. Just turn up in your comfy clothes, grab a drink at the bar and then choose your seat.

Tues 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Mar, 23 Apr
7.30pm - 10pm
£25 per session, £5 materials cost to tutor

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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

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

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

Thursdays or Sundays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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

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

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

Thursdays or Sundays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Colour and Shape 1

Led by Jo Hall

One Day Art Classes
Led by Jo Hall

10am – 3pm | £38 | Please bring own materials unless stated

This first workshop on shape and colour will be inspired by the works of August Macke. Using watercolour we will explore the colours and patterns of North Africa, especially Morocco and Tunisia.

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

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.

Spring
Sat 2 Feb and Sat 9 Feb
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Calligraphy - Improvers Copperplate Script

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

This course is for those with a general proficiency in copperplate writing who wish to develop further. Ornamental and letter flourishing will be covered.

Thur 14 Feb – 14 Mar
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 for 5 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor

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The Drawn Print - Monoprint & Low-Tech Litho

Led by Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials and see our website for more details.

A printmaking workshop for people who love drawing! Lithography is great for high contrast pen and ink style drawings. We will be working on polyester plates and you will be able to produce a series of prints from each drawing using a spoon to transfer the image!

Direct monoprint is a very immediate spontaneous print – the closest thing to drawing but with the added qualities of a print – velvety lines and lovely textured tones.

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Sunset in Watercolours and Mixed Media

Led by Caroline Crawford

Painting Studies
Led by Caroline Crawford

Saturdays 10am – 3pm | £44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

Suitable for all levels of experience. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor. See our website for more details.

Working from imagery we create the atmosphere of a tropical sunset. Working with a small range of colours students learn how to build and layer watercolour washes. This piece is finished with coloured chalks and pencils. Careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day by artist Caroline Crawford

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Alexander Technique

Led by Martin Smith.

A body awareness workshop teaching poise, balance and an easier way of carrying out everyday activity. It helps to relieve pain and discomfort brought on by poor posture and can help those with back and neck problems.

Bring a blanket and some paperback books to rest your head on.

Sun 17 Feb
2.30pm – 5pm
£35


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Experimental Drawing

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

A fun creative day exploring a variety of approaches to drawing in its broadest sense.

We will use a wide range of drawing materials applied with an odd assortment of tools! We will combine the drawn mark with collage and paint and use a variety of approaches to experiment and explore our subject matter.

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Colour and Shape 2

Led by Jo Hall

One Day Art Classes
Led by Jo Hall

10am – 3pm | £38 | Please bring own materials unless stated

Explore harmonious and discordant colour combinations. Make small abstract paintings exploring what happens when an unrelated hue is included with two closely related colours, then making a more considered painting. Reference artists will be Matisse, and Craigie Aitchison.

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Soft Pastels: Which Surface?

Led by Jo Hall.

Each week we will experiment with a different pastel support for soft pastels. With such a variety of coloured and textured papers for pastel available, it can be hard to choose. This course will enable you to try a variety of papers and how to prepare some of your own surfaces.

Please bring your own pastels and equipment. Materials cost to tutor approximately £7.

Tues 5 Mar – 9 Apr
10am – 1pm
£99 per 6 week course

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Discovering Alcohol Inks

Led by Kate Spencer-Millan.

A great class for any level of artist, learning together the creative capabilities of these inks. Each week is a different theme/subject, so you can explore all the possibilities. The class will teach a combination of techniques, with the opportunity to play and discover the inks for yourself.

Wed 6 Mar – 27 Mar
10am – 12.30pm
£60 for 4 week course, £16 materials cost to tutor

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Ink, Resist, Bleach & Wash

Led by Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials and see our website for more details.

We will explore the wonderful qualities of ink, bleach and resists in this fun experimental workshop.

Using a variety of approaches and techniques we will work through a series of sketches and exercises incorporating mark-making, loose washes, and a bit of splashing and spattering! Bring a big apron and an open mind!

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Katsushika Hokusai Japanese Study

Led by Caroline Crawford

Painting Studies
Led by Caroline Crawford

Saturdays 10am – 3pm | £44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

Suitable for all levels of experience. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor. See our website for more details.

Based on the work of 16th century painter and printmaker of the Edo period, Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. We create a beautiful piece inspired by his work.

Working with a small range of colours students learn how to work and build their piece, with gouache watercolour paints. Finished with coloured pencils, & careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day Careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day by artist Caroline Crawford.

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Drawing with Coloured Pens

By Jo Hall

One Day Art Classes
Led by Jo Hall

10am – 3pm | £38 | Please bring own materials unless stated

Nearly all of us have a variety of coloured pens but their potential for drawing is not always realised. Bring what you have, then mark make, doodle and think visually before launching into making intuitive drawings or a representational drawing from the objects or photographic reference supplied.

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Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

Students will be taken through the basics of the modern calligraphy style using pointed pens. Exploring how the script can be used to create beautiful cards and gifts. Very similar to copperplate, but with a modern twist.

Thur 21 Mar– 9 May (exc 4, 11, 18 Apr)
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 for 5 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor

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Linoprinting in Colour

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Take the simple process of linoprinting and explore a variety of different ways to introduce colour into your images. We will produce a set of single and multi-colour prints in this structured but relaxed workshop exploring techniques such as spot inking, rainbow rolls, chine colle, stencils & masks.

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Whiteline Woodcut Printing

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Where watercolour meets printmaking! Tips, tricks and shortcuts – the easy way to do Japanese style woodcuts!

We will take this ancient art and make it into something fun, accessible and simple to do. All tools and wood will be provided and printing will be done with tubes of watercolour paints – perfect for printing at home with a minimum of equipment.

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Poppies Landscape in Watercolours and Pencil

Led by Caroline Crawford

Painting Studies
Led by Caroline Crawford

Saturdays 10am – 3pm | £44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

Suitable for all levels of experience. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor. See our website for more details.

Working from imagery we create the atmosphere of an English landscape. Working with a range of colours students learn how to build and layer watercolour washes and create a landscape with delicate poppies in the foreground. Careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day by artist Caroline Crawford

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Quest! Next Steps: Dance Intensive

Led By Charlie Dixon.

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for three jam packed days. Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique in class, learn routines and create your own choreography.

Mon 8 – Wed 10 Apr
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 Advantage Card)

Suitable for ages 8+ years. No audition necessary.

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Quest! Art Daze

Led by Michaela Clarke.

Calling all budding artists and young creatives! Immerse yourself in three whole days of arts and crafts.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Wed 10 – Fri 12 Apr
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 Advantage Card holders)

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Quest! Make a Play in 3 Days

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Create a play from scratch in just three days! Explore different elements of theatre such as acting and script writing before performing your masterpiece at the end of the course.

Suitable for ages 10+ years.

Mon 15 – Wed 17 Apr
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 Advantage Card holders)

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