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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.

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.

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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 Spring term, Youth Theatre Group H will be working towards a performance of 'An Utterly Fictitious History of Maidenhead'. A devised performance which uses the groups collective imagination to create a show looking at how our home town came to be.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

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

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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.

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


Suitable for 18+ years

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by professional artists Caroline Crawford and Amelia Pimlott.

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!

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 10 Feb (exc 3 Feb), 24 Feb – 16 Mar, 23 Mar – 4 May
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

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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.

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 30 Mar (exc 3, 10, 17 Mar)
10.15am – 11am
£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

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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. 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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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.

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

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

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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

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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.

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

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 31 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb)
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.

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

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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.

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.

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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

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

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

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

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

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

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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 Spring term, Youth Theatre - Group A will be working towards a performance of 'A New Time Music Hall'. A collection of performances to entertain, amaze and amuse in the music hall tradition with a modern twist.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

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

'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

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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 Spring term, Youth Theatre - Group B will be working towards a performance of 'A New Time Music Hall'. A collection of performances to entertain, amaze and amuse in the music hall tradition with a modern twist.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

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

'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

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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.

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

This Spring Term our Youth Theatre Academy group will be working towards a perfromance of “Shakers Re-stirred” by John Godber and Jane Thornton.

Every town has a Shakers. The oh-so trendy cocktail bar where everybody wants to be seen. We are given a glimpse into the long suffering world of the waitresses and customers that lurk behind the plastic palms.

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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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
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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.

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

SOLD OUT
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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.

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.

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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.

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.

SOLD OUT
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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 17 Jan – 14 Feb and 28 Feb – 27 Mar
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.

Spring
Fri 17 – 3 Apr (exc 14 and 21 Feb)
10.15am – 11am
£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

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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

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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.

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.

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


Suitable for 18+ years.

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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.

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

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Digi Den

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. 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.

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 27 Mar (exc 21 Feb)
5pm – 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Salsa at the Farm (Beginners to Improvers)

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

This new year, make sure you 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.

A class dedicated to absolute beginners, improvers or dancers new to Cuban salsa, or those who simply want to practise 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.

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

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Salsa at the Farm (Improvers to Intermediate)

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

This new year, make sure you 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.

This is a masterclass for experienced salseros who want to progress from improvers to an intermediate level and beyond! Your session will include social dancing and an invitation to join us to practise and perfect your technique. So, come along to perfect your Cuban motion, increase your repertoire of moves and become more adept at responding to the music and your partner.


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

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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

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.

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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

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Youth Dance

An energetic weekly contemporary dance class, led by Charlie Dixon (4Motion Dance Theatre co).

Build confidence and improve technique, whilst learning new ideas for choreography. With tracks from Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals, Vampire Weekend and more!

Suitable for all abilities, all terms are 10 weeks long. A great opportunity to build on existing skills in a friendly creative atmosphere.

Suitable for ages 9 - 13 years.

Free Taster Session
Try out the class at a free taster session on Sat 25 Jan! Book your place online or through our Box Office on 01628 788997. Places are limited and subject to availability. Only one free taster session per student.

Spring
£67 per term
Sat 18 Jan - 28 Mar (exc 22 Feb)
10am - 11am

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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 4 Feb - Birch Trees
Tues 3 Mar - Rendezvous - Flamingos
Tues 7 Apr - Flower Frenzy

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

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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

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.

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

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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 Spring term, Youth Theatre Group C will be working towards a performance of 'An Utterly Fictitious History of Maidenhead'. A devised performance which uses the groups collective imagination to create a show looking at how our home town came to be.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

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

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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 Spring term, Youth Theatre Group F will be working towards a performance of 'An Utterly Fictitious History of Maidenhead'. A devised performance which uses the groups collective imagination to create a show looking at how our home town came to be.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

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

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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

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White Ink on Black Paper plus Glazes of Colour

Led by Jo Hall

In this second of four water media workshops we will draw a natural form, a landscape or from the imagination with white waterproof ink on black paper. Colour will be introduced with washes of watercolour.

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

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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!

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

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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.

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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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.

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

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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!

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

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this school holiday.

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

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

10am - 10.45am
£5 per child

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

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Painting Studies: Stylised Flowers in Acrylic

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

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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.

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


Suitable for 18+ years

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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
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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

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Watercolour Mediums

Led by Jo Hall

In this third of four water media workshops we will depict a waterfall or still life using watercolour with aqua sheen and/or aqua modelling paste.

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

SOLD OUT
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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.

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  14 Mar SOLD OUT
  •  25 Apr SOLD OUT
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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

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

Suitable for 18+ years

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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

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Painting Without a Brush

Led by Karen Carter

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

Explore alternative ways of applying paint to paper using a variety of tools – fingers, card, rags – anything except a brush!


Fri 3 Apr
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class

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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.

Spring
Sat 4 ,18 and 25 Apr
10am – 11.15am
£10 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Paint a Decorative Cup & Saucer in Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall.

This is the fourth of four water media workshops. We will explore depicting a colourful cup and saucer.

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

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Make A Play in Three 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.

Mon 6 – Wed 8 Apr 10am – 4pm
Performance at 4pm
£100 (£90 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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Art Daze

Led by Michaela Clarke

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

Tues 14 – Thur 16 Apr
10am – 4pm

£100 (£90 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

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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.

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

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

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