We'd like to stay in touch!

We are updating how we communicate with our audiences. Let us know which communications you would like to continue receiving, otherwise you may stop hearing from us.

browse events by category

future events tagged classes & workshops

C
F
C

The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Parade

The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade returns to illuminate Maidenhead on Saturday 7 December!

Featuring live music and entertainment from The Brass Funkeys who bring pumping brass driven funk to lead you on the route!

Plus street food, licensed bar and hot drinks. Free to attend and open to all! And you don't need a lantern to take part - just come down and celebrate with the community.

Please note that the bar is cash only

Get involved at our Lantern Making workshops, running throughout November and December.

Create an animal inspired lantern by weaving and decorating willow. Our expert lantern makers will guide you through the process and you will have a lantern ready to illuminate at the parade.


4.30pm - Live music and entertainment

5pm - Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall

5.45pm – 6.15pm - Live music and entertainment continues

6.30pm - 9pm - Lanterns Live Gig featuring The Brass Funkeys taking place in the Desborough Theatre


Not taken part in the Lantern Parade before? or have a questions about what it's all about? Download our handy FAQs here

If you can't find the answer you are looking for, give our team a call on 01628 682563


Lantern Making Workshops

Town Centre Saturday Drop In Workshops

Short and sweet lantern making - get parade ready in just 20 minutes! Drop in to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night

Last chance drop-in workshops Sat 7 Dec | Maidenhead Library 10am - 2pm | £4 per person


Lantern’s Live: The Brass Funkeys plus support

Saturday 7 December 6.30pm – 9pm

Tickets £3 | Desborough Theatre, Maidenhead Town Hall

Fresh from leading Norden Farm’s Lantern Parade, The Brass Funkeys headline our Lantern Parade Live gig with pumping brass driven funk to get you dancing!

The Brass Funkeys bring together some of the most talented musicians in London in an eclectic live show bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy.

The night features a line up of local live talent ahead of the headline act. Plus street food from Yourz to Eat, a licensed bar and hot drinks

Find out more here.

  •   7 Dec FREE
C

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 8 Sept – 15 Dec (exc 6 and 13 Oct, 10 Nov)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

Spring
Sun 12 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 2 Feb and 12 Apr)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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

C
C
T

Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

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 showcase.

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group H will be working towards a performance of The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, adapted from the ancient myths by Phil Willmott.

Climb aboard the mighty ship Argo to join heroic Prince Jason, plucky Princess Medea, Hercules and all the gang for a lively retelling of the greatest adventure story ever told!

Performance date: Sunday 8 December


Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11


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

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

'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


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

C

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 8 Sept, 6 Oct, 3 Nov and 8 Dec
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 includes a drink from the bar

Spring
Sun 12 Jan, 16 Feb, 15 Mar and 19 Apr
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 includes a drink from the bar

D
C

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 8 Sept – 22 Dec (exc 10 Nov)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Spring
Sun 12 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 12 Apr)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class


Suitable for 18+ years

C
C

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
Mon 2 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 7 and 28 Oct)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 30 Mar (exc 3, 10, 17 Mar)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £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

C
V

Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Caroline Crawford.

A sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now. Professional artist Caroline Crawford leads this creative community. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence and meet new people!

Autumn
Mon 9 – 30 Sept, 14 Oct – 4 Nov, 11 Nov – 2 Dec, 9 – 23 Dec
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

C

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. Practice 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
Mon 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 14 Oct – 18 Nov and 25 Nov – 16 Dec
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £42 per 6 week course

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 24 Feb (exc 3 Feb) and 2 Mar – 26 Apr (exc 6 and 13 Apr)
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £42 per 6 week course

C
C

Messy Monsters

Led by Kayleigh Galvin.

The chance for little ones and their grown-ups to get messy and explore the world through sensory play! Each week will feature fun new art activities. The best bit? You don’t have to do any cleaning up!

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 7 and 28 Oct)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 3 and 10 Feb)
11.30am – 12.15pm | Mon 17 Feb only 10.30am – 11.15am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

C

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 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 14 Oct – 18 Nov and 25 Nov - 13 Jan (exc 30 Dec, 1 and 6 Jan)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Spring
Mon 20 Jan – 20 Apr (exc 3 and 10 Feb, 6 and 13 Apr)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

C

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 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 14 Oct – 18 Nov and 25 Nov - 13 Jan (exc 30 Dec, 1 and 6 Jan) 2.15pm – 3.15pm
£42 per 6 week course

Spring
Mon 24 Feb – 30 Mar
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£42 per 6 week course


Suitable for 18+ years

C
C
D

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.

Due to foreseen circumstances Tues 3 Dec Ballet Beats classes have been cancelled. Please contact Box Office for more information on 01628 788997.

Autumn
Tues 10 Sept – 17 Dec (exc 29 Oct)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 31 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

C
V

Autumn in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

Use pastels to explore natural forms with an autumnal flavour including drying leaves, seed heads and autumn fruits. Moving on to making compositions based on Autumn in the garden.

Tues 5 Nov – 10 Dec
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

  •  10 Dec
C
C
D

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.

Due to foreseen circumstances Tues 3 Dec Ballet Beats classes have been cancelled. Please contact Box Office for more information on 01628 788997.

Autumn
Tues 10 Sept – 17 Dec (exc 29 Oct)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 31 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

C

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 3 Sept - 1 Oct, 8 Oct - 12 Nov (ex 29 Oct) and 19 Nov - 17 Dec
11.30am - 12.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 25 Feb (exc 11 and 18 Feb) and 3 Mar – 31 Mar
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

C

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 3 Sept - 1 Oct, 8 Oct - 12 Nov (ex 29 Oct) and 19 Nov - 17 Dec
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 25 Feb (exc 11 and 18 Feb) and 3 Mar – 31 Mar
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
D

Bellydance (Raks Sharki)

Led by Ellen O’Farrell.

You’re never too young or too old to learn to dance. Join us and learn to bellydance step by step. Come discover this beautiful art form, gain an appreciation of middle eastern music and have lots of fun doing it. As a great side effect you’ll get some low impact exercise and strengthen your core muscles.

Classes are suitable for complete beginners. Wear anything you are comfortable dancing in, yoga trousers or a long full skirt are both ideal. Ellen brings a selection of egyptian coin belts and hip scarves you can borrow to dance in.

Autumn

Tues 10 Sept - 8 Oct, 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 22 Oct) and 26 Nov - 17 Dec
2.30pm - 3.30pm
£12 per class | £45 per 5 week course, £35 per 4 week course

C
V

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.

Spring
Tues 4 Feb, 3 Mar and 7 Apr
7.30pm- 10pm
£25 per session, £5 materials cost to tutor

C

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!

Autumn
Tues 10 Sept - 17 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£36 per 4 week term | £45 per 5 week term | £10 per session

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 18 Feb (exc 11 Feb), 25 Feb – 24 Mar and 31 Mar – 28 Apr
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session | £45 per 5 week term

C
C
M

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
Wed 11 Sept – 18 Dec (exc 30 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 | £4 siblings

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 29 Apr (exc 19 Feb, 8 and 15 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

C
M

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 4 Sept – 2 Oct, 9 Oct – 6 Nov and 13 Nov – 11 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 12 Feb, 26 Feb – 25 Mar and 1 Apr – 29 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

C

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.

We’ll look at topics such as ideas, structure, rewriting, character, dialogue and the dreaded writers’ block, with a range of exercises to inspire, encourage and build confidence. These are practical sessions and, as well as looking at published extracts, participants will be encouraged to share their own work and give/receive feedback in a supportive, friendly environment.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring pen and paper.

Autumn
Wed 18 Sept, 16 Oct, 6 Nov and 11 Dec
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

Spring
Wed 15 Jan, 12 Feb, 11 Mar and 22 Apr
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

C
M

Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Wed)

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 4 Sept – 2 Oct, 9 Oct – 6 Nov and 13 Nov – 11 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 12 Feb, 26 Feb – 25 Mar and 1 Apr – 29 Apr
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

C

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 5 Sept – 19 Dec
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Spring
Thur 9 Jan – 30 Apr (exc 9 and 16 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

C
V

Modern Calligraphy

Led by Stuart Maxwell

A phenomenon of modern times but rooted deep in the 20th century. Mordern calligraphy is easily adaptable for either formal or informal work.

Thur 14 Nov – 12 Dec
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course | £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)

  •  12 Dec
C
C
T

Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

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 showcase.

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group C will be working towards a performance of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, adapted by Richard R. George.

Who hasn’t wanted to join James as he escapes from his fearful aunts and sets off inside the peach on his wonderful adventures?

Performance date: Thursday 12 December


Thursdays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 and 9


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

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

'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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

C
C
T

Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

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 showcase.

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group F will be working towards a performance of The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, adapted from the ancient myths by Phil Willmott.

Climb aboard the mighty ship Argo to join heroic Prince Jason, plucky Princess Medea, Hercules and all the gang for a lively retelling of the greatest adventure story ever told!

Performance date: Thursday 12 December


Thursdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 and 11


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

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

'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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

M
C

Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

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

Autumn
Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct, 10 Oct – 7 Nov and 14 Nov – 12 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Spring
Thur 16 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 26 Mar and 2 Apr – 30 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

C
M

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
Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct, 10 Oct – 7 Nov and 14 Nov – 12 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Spring
Thur 16 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 26 Mar and 2 Apr – 30 Apr
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

C

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 6 Sept - 11 Oct, 18 Oct - 22 Nov and 29 Nov - 20 Dec
9.30am - 10.45am
£28 per 4 week course and £42 per 6 week course

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 21 Feb and 28 Feb – 24 Apr (exc 6 Mar, 10 and 17 Apr)
9.30am – 10.45am
£42 per 6 week course and £49 per 7 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

C
C
D

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
Fri 6 Sept – 20 Dec (exc 1 Nov)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Spring
Fri 17 – 3 Apr
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £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

C

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 6 Sept - 11 Oct, 18 Oct - 22 Nov and 29 Nov - 20 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£28 per 4 week course
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 21 Feb and 28 Feb – 24 Apr (exc 6 Mar, 10 and 17 Apr)
11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course and £49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

M
C

Musical Memories

Led by Rona Topaz

A sociable choir for people living with dementia, led by a professional singer.

Even if you think you can’t sing a note, join in with popular jazz, pop and movie theme tunes from the 1940s through to 1980s. Songs covered include Fly Me To the Moon, Que Sera Sera, Edelweiss, You Are My Sunshine, King of the Road and more!

Carers don’t have to be present, so it’s a chance to have a little respite and relax in the Café Bar.

Autumn
Fri 20 Sept - 20 Dec (exc 1 and 15 Nov)
2pm – 3pm
£6 per session, including one free carer

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 24 Apr (exc 21 Feb, 10 and 17 Apr)
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£6 per session, including one free carer

C
D

Salsa at the Farm

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

Finish your week on a high! Join us for cosy nights of dancing to popular salsa tracks throughout the autumn and winter. Make Friday your fun night at the farm as we share how to dance authentic salsa with you.

8pm-9pm
Salsa class for beginners, improvers and those new to Cuban salsa, or those who simply want to practice their technique. Our aim is to offer you fun classes that introduce you to authentic salsa and then consolidate your experience in a friendly environment.

9.15pm-10.15pm
Social dancing for all, including a 30 mins masterclass for experienced salseros – only £5. Let us help you to perfect your Cuban motion, increase your repertoire of moves and become more adept at responding to the music and your partner.

Remember, you don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun!


Autumn

Fri 13 Sept - 18 Oct and Fri 1 Nov - 13 Dec (exc 15 Nov)
8pm-9pm | Class for beginners/improvers and those new to Cuban salsa
9.15pm-10.15pm | Social for all including a masterclass for experienced salseros
£7 per class | £42 for the 6-weeks
£5 for social
£10 for both | £60 for the 6-weeks

C
D

Social Salsa at the Farm

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

Finish your week on a high! Join us for cosy nights of dancing to popular salsa tracks throughout the autumn and winter. Make Friday your fun night at the farm as we share how to dance authentic salsa with you.

8pm-9pm
Salsa class for beginners, improvers and those new to Cuban salsa, or those who simply want to practice their technique. Our aim is to offer you fun classes that introduce you to authentic salsa and then consolidate your experience in a friendly environment.

9.15pm-10.15pm
Social dancing for all, including a 30 mins masterclass for experienced salseros – only £5. Let us help you to perfect your Cuban motion, increase your repertoire of moves and become more adept at responding to the music and your partner.

Remember, you don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun!


Autumn

Fri 13 Sept - 18 Oct and Fri 1 Nov - 13 Dec (exc 15 Nov)
8pm-9pm | Class for beginners/improvers and those new to Cuban salsa
9.15pm-10.15pm | Social for all including a masterclass for experienced salseros
£7 per class | £42 for the 6-weeks
£5 for social
£10 for both | £60 for the 6-weeks

C
F

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
Sun 8 Sept, 20 and 27 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

Spring
Sun 19 Jan, 16 Feb, 15 Mar, 26 Apr
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

C
V

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.

Autumn
Tues 17 Sept, 15 Oct, 19 Nov and 17 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session | £55 for all 4 sessions

Spring
Tues 21 Jan, 18 Feb, 17 Mar and 21 Apr
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session or £55 for all 4 sessions

C
C
T

Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

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 showcase.

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Years 2, 3 and 4

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group A will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


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

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

'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


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

C
C
T

Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

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 showcase.

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 5 and 6


This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group B will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


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

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

'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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

C
C
T

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.

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

This Autumn term, the Youth Theatre Academy will be working towards a performance of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

Performance date: Wednesday 11 December

We are excited to announce that the Academy will also take part in a workshop with the renowned theatre company Paines Plough and will see a performance as part of their term.

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Years 12 and 13


'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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

C
D

Salsa at the Farm (Beginners to Improvers)

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

Finish your week on a high!

Join us for cosy nights of dancing to popular salsa tracks. Make Friday your fun night at the Farm as we share how to dance authentic salsa with you.


Spring
Fri 10 Jan – 14 Feb and 28 Feb – 3 Apr
Beginners to Improvers | 8pm-9pm | £42 per 6 week course
Improvers to Intermediate (including social dancing) | 9pm-10.20pm | £10 per class

C
D

Salsa at the Farm (Improvers to Intermediate)

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

Finish your week on a high!

Join us for cosy nights of dancing to popular salsa tracks. Make Friday your fun night at the Farm as we share how to dance authentic salsa with you.


Spring
Fri 10 Jan – 14 Feb and 28 Feb – 3 Apr
Beginners to Improvers | 8pm-9pm | £42 per 6 week course
Improvers to Intermediate (including social dancing) | 9pm-10.20pm | £10 per class

C

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 7 Sept - 23 Nov and Sat 30 Nov - 7 Dec (drop in)
10am – 11.15am
£10 per class | £96 per 12 week term

Spring
Sat 11 Jan – 28 Mar | £96 per 12 week term
Sat 4, 18 and 25 Apr (drop in) | £10 per class
10am – 11.15am


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

C
V

Create a Dragon or Fish

Led by Jo Hall

Four watercolour workshops suitable for beginners and those who have some experience with watercolour.

Each workshop has an emphasis on a different watercolour technique

Sat 11 Jan
10am – 3pm
£38, Please bring own materials unless stated

SOLD OUT
C
V

Pastel: A Mixed Media Approach

Led by Jo Hall.

Use soft pastel to paint a winter landscape, still life subjects and fish using a mixed media approach.

Techniques include layering pastel with matte acrylic medium and using pastel over a monoprint base, a technique used by Degas, also using metallic, iridescent and oil pastel with soft pastel.

Materials cost to tutor £7 (approx).

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 25 Feb (exc 11 Feb) | 10am – 1pm
£105 for 6 week course

C

Raks Sharki - Middle Eastern Dance

Led by Ellen O’Farrell

You’re never too young or too old to learn to dance.

Join us and learn to bellydance step by step. Come discover this beautiful feminine art form, enjoy the middle eastern music and work your core muscles while you're having fun.

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 3 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb), 10 Mar – 28 Apr (exc 7 and 14 Apr)
2.30pm - 3.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 6 week course

C

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.

Autumn
Tues 3 Sept, 1 Oct, 5 Nov and 3 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session

Spring
Tues 14 Jan and 24 Mar
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

C
V

Alcohol Inks

Led by Kate Spencer-Millan

Learn about alcohol inks and how to use them. Suitable for all experience levels, even those completely new to painting! You will learn various techniques and applications for these vibrant inks - you'll be amazed at what you can achieve!

Autumn
Wed 25 Sept - 23 Oct
10am - 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week course, plus £20 materials cost to tutor

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 5 Feb and 12 Feb – 4 Mar
10am - 12.30pm
£60 per 4 week course, plus £20 materials cost to tutor

SOLD OUT
C

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

Wed 4 Dec - Circe by Madeline Miller
Wed 15 Jan - Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
Wed 5 Feb - The Spanish Promise by Karen Swan
Wed 4 Mar - The Suspect by Fiona Barton
Wed 1 Apr - The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

Autumn
Wed 4 Sept, 2 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

Spring
Wed 15 Jan, 5 Feb, 4 Mar and 1 Apr
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

C

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).

Autumn
Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct and 10 Oct – 7 Nov
10am - 11.30pm and 12pm - 1.30pm
£63 per 5 week course

Spring
Thur 16 Jan – 13 Feb, 20 Feb – 19 Mar and 26 Mar – 30 Apr (exc 9 and 16 Apr)
10am - 11.30pm and 12pm - 1.30pm
£51 per 4 week course, £63 per 5 week course

C
V

Calligraphy - The Italic Hand

Led by Stuart Maxwell

The Italic hand has many varied forms, from a basic script to very flourished and ornate lettering. The basic alphabet through to advanced flourishing and effects will be covered depending on ability, together with compositional layout. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Thur 16 Jan – 26 Mar (exc 20 Feb)
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£120 per 10 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)

SOLD OUT
C
V

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.

Spring
Sat 18 Jan, 14 Mar and 25 Apr
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  18 Jan SOLD OUT
  •  14 Mar SOLD OUT
SOLD OUT
C

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 17 Jan – 14 Feb and 28 Feb – 27 Mar
10am – 12pm
£84 per course


Suitable for 18+ years.

SOLD OUT
C

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 17 Jan – 14 Feb and 28 Feb – 27 Mar
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course


Suitable for 18+ years.

C
V

Painting Studies: Loose & Expressive, in Watercolour

Led by Caroline Crawford

Suitable for all levels of experience.

The emphasis is on composition, line and capturing the essence and freshness of flowers. With a focus on allowing the paint and colour to create a soft fluid piece.

Sat 25 Jan
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

C
V

Life Drawing

Led by Chris Bryant.

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.


Autumn
Sat 21 Sept, 28 Sept and 7 Dec
1.30pm – 4.30pm
£25 per session

Spring
Sat 25 Jan and 15 Feb
1.30pm – 4.30pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

C
V

Creative Drawing

Led by Karen Carter

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

Experiment with a variety of different drawing tools including cola-pens, sticks and feathers as well as more traditional media.

Fri 31 Jan
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class, plus a £3 materials cost to tutor

C
V

Painting Studies: White Flowers in Watercolour

Led by Caroline Crawford

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Learn how to paint white flowers on white paper. Painting with a muted palette to create the delicate separation between paper and petals.

Sat 1 Feb
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

C
V

Joy of Charcoal

Led by Karen Carter

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

Explore the qualities of willow, pencil and compressed water-soluble charcoal in this fun experimental workshop.

Fri 7 Feb
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class

C
V

White Ink on Black Paper plus Glazes of Colour

Led by Jo Hall

Four watercolour workshops suitable for beginners and those who have some experience with watercolour.

Each workshop has an emphasis on a different watercolour technique

Sat 8 Feb
10am – 3pm
£38, Please bring own materials unless stated

C
V

Winterscapes in Acrylics

Led by Karen Carter

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

Look at ways to capture the atmosphere of a winter landscape using a variety of acrylic techniques. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable.

Fri 14 Feb
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class

C
V

Painting Studies: Stylised Flowers in Acrylic on Canvas

Led by Caroline Crawford

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Work on canvas with acrylic paints to create a vibrant piece, using a less representational approach.

Sat 22 Feb
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

C
V

Portrait Drawing

Led by Chris Bryant.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Suitable for 18+ years

Sat 29 Feb and 26 Apr
10am – 3pm
£34

SOLD OUT
C
V

Grisaille & Glazing Techniques: Watercolour & Acrylic

Led by Jo Hall.

Explore different ways of drawing and painting tonally followed by adding colour in transparent glazes over the surface. Grisaille or working in monochrome has been used historically as a way of working in its own right in the production of ‘Tromp l’Oeil’ works.

Students to bring own materials.

Spring
Tues 3 Mar – 7 Apr
10am – 1pm
£105 for 6 week course

C
V

Watercolour Mediums

Led by Jo Hall

Four watercolour workshops suitable for beginners and those who have some experience with watercolour.

Each workshop has an emphasis on a different watercolour technique

Sat 7 Mar
10am – 3pm
£38, Please bring own materials unless stated

C
V

Delightful Decay - Old Buildings & Doorways in Acrylics

Led by Karen Carter

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

Use a variety of acrylic pastes and collage to work through a series of stages creating layers and textures.

Fri 20 Mar
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class, plus a £2 materials cost to tutor

C
V

Birds in Acrylics

Led by Karen Carter

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

Painting small, fast and loose, capture the colour and beauty of birds... create your own flock! A basic knowledge of acrylics would be useful.

Fri 27 Mar
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class

C

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.

Autumn

Sat 30 Nov and Sat 7 Dec
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

C
V

Paint a Decorative Cup & Saucer in Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall.

Four watercolour workshops suitable for beginners and those who have some experience with watercolour.

Each workshop has an emphasis on a different watercolour technique

Sat 4 Apr
10am – 3pm
£38, Please bring own materials unless stated

C
S
C

Art Daze

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

£100 (£90 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

C
D
S

Next Steps Dance Intensive

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.

Suitable for ages 8+ years. No audition necessary.

£100 (£90 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

about 9 hours ago Your Saturday night sorted - join us for Norden Farm's Lantern Parade at 4.30pm today outside the Town Hall! -->… https://t.co/Vd3nt774Nx

1 day ago If you are joining us at Lanterns Live at the Town Hall tomorrow please note that our fuly licensed bar serving a r… https://t.co/hScgyCF5Dp

1 day ago The Norden Farm Lantern Parade is tomorrow!!! We are so excited to see you all there - remember you don't need a… https://t.co/APD5WaVfK9

2 days ago @Winkfieldsm Thank you for joining us!

2 days ago RT @redkitedays: The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade returns to illuminate Maidenhead this Sat. Find out more on Red Kite Days https…

2 days ago @RHBjuniornews Thank you for joining us!

2 days ago RT @RHBjuniornews: Year One and Two had a fantastic trip to see the Bear by Raymond Briggs this week. @nordenfarm #thebear #childrensbooks…

2 days ago RT @SameSkyBTN: Nautilus workshop 2.0 These fantastic #Nautilus, living #fossil #lanterns were created by small group at @nordenfarm, for t…

2 days ago Have you got tickets for Lanterns Live yet? Playing energetic covers and original songs – Lewis and Bros add some… https://t.co/W4nutQrH4Q

2 days ago Have you got your tickets yet for Lanterns Live? Only two more days to go before Norden Farm rocks out at the Desbr… https://t.co/dw5rGLUbDo

 message