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The Little Prince

Protein celebrates their return to live theatre with the award-winning family show, The Little Prince.

Find out how the Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and beloved rose and journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups!

Based on the world-famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Luca Silvestrini’s The Little Prince is winner of the Fantastic for Families’ Best Family Event Award 2020 and was nominated for Best Modern Choreography at the National Dance Awards 2021.

The Little Prince is brought to life using Protein’s critically acclaimed mix of dance, humour and spoken word.

Suitable for everyone young and old  

WHY? 'Luca Silvestrini is the sharpest of comic choreographers' The Guardian

'St-Exupéry’s enigmatic tale delivered with quirky charm. Prendergast is touchingly excellent in the title role' ★★★★ The Observer

'Charming, imaginative and playful' ★★★★ The Stage

'An artful piece of children’s entertainment without sacrificing adult appeal' ★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Run time 70 minutes.

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Enrico Tomasso Quartet

From Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis

Alex Hutton (piano)
Simon Thorpe (bass)
Tristan Malliot (drums)

Enrico is considered one of the top trumpeters on the jazz scene and has just won best trumpet category in the British Jazz Awards for the sixth time. A popular figure at many of the European jazz festivals and clubs he has exciting presence and a lively personality on stage with his command of the instrument and stylistic invention placing him in the top echelon.

Exposed to the best of jazz from when he was a child, he met many of the great names including Louis Armstrong who took him under his wing, giving him advice and corresponding with him.

He’s played with many great British and American Jazz musicians and is first choice in the studios for period styles such as Bryan Ferry’s The Jazz Age and As Time Goes By, film and TV soundtracks The Great Gatsby, Babylon Berlin, Shooting Stars by the British Film Institute.

The repertoire for this show at Norden Farm will cover the great trumpet players from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis.

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Hundred Watt Club - A Halloween Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville

Hundred Watt Club invite you to peek inside their cabinet of curiosities and celebrate Halloween with an evening of bizarre burlesque, queer cabaret and sublime circus entertainment.

Hosted by our lewd and loveable strumpet Aunty Mae, with spine-tingling striptease from showgirl Velvet Jones and gravity defying circus stunts from Jamie Double. Meet burlesque clown Giddy Heights and her puppies, and dare to step into the madcap world of Griffin and Jones...You'll never be the same after a glimpse into this topsy turvy world!

Not for the fainthearted, this show employs and embraces adult themes, strong language and partial nudity with gusto. No refunds if it's simply 'not to your taste'! Glamorous, vintage attire is encouraged (we love it when you dress up!) but not enforced; wear what you're comfy in.

There’s no dress code: Hundred Watt Club love it when their audiences dress in their vintage finery and red-carpet glamour, but if you're more comfy in jeans and sneakers - wear them!

There'll be a bottle of prosecco and a pair of coveted Hundred Watt Club tassels up-for-grabs on the night for the person awarded Best Dressed. What better excuse to get dressed up to the nines?!

Age guidance 18+ years.

'Old school mischief and timeless raunchiness collide at the Hundred Watt Club. Hats - and corsets - off to Lena Mae for an excellent night of entertainment' Sussex Express

'Harking back to the gin drenched halcyon days of a grimy Berlin nightclub in the 1930s, Hundred Watt Club sparkles, fizzles and shines brightly on a dark night.' FringeReview.co.uk

'Righteous, radical...an absolute riot!' Mardigras Mag

Courtyard Theatre
£16
In a change to previously advertised times, this performance now starts at 8.30pm.

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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.

Wed 1 Sept - 29 Sept, Wed 6 Oct - 10 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Wed 17 Nov - 15 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (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.

Wed 1 Sept - 29 Sept, Wed 6 Oct - 10 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Wed 17 Nov - 15 Dec
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (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.

Thur 2 Sept - 30 Sept, Thur 7 Oct - 11 Nov (exc 28 Oct), Thur 18 Nov - 16 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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The Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra

The Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra (CWSO) is part of the Royal Corps of Army Music.

The orchestra was formed on 1 April 2014 following a long tradition of string playing within the British Army. The CWSO perform a variety of music in the UK and abroad. Musical support is provided to ceremonies in the Royal Households, State Banquets and Diplomatic Receptions. The CWSO also support military services, dinners, Defence Engagement, concerts and outreach projects.

The orchestra is based at Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, London and is named after the Royal Corps of Army Music’s Colonel-in-Chief.

The CWSO is conducted by Director of Music, Captain Sarah Marinescu.

Courtyard Theatre
Free Event

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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.

Thur 2 Sept - 30 Sept, Thur 7 Oct - 11 Nov (exc 28 Oct), Thur 18 Nov - 16 Dec
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course.

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Frank Sinatra - His Way

Award winning singer Robert Habermann sings the songs and tells the story of Frank Sinatra's fabulous film career with lots of anecdotes, and of course his greatest movie songs.

After three musicals at RKO Studios, Sinatra made several musicals starring Gene Kelly, becoming an International Super star with the films High Society, Guys' n' Dolls and Pal Joey, where he introduced his songs The Lady Is A Tramp, The Tender Trap, High Hopes, Ol' Man River, You're Sensational, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and the Oscar Winner All the Way and many others.

Musical Director: Trevor Brown

Studio
£15

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Juan Martin

The guitarist/composer plays and introduces his compositions within the forms of the great tradition of flamenco.

His exquisite style is enhanced through minimal amplification to capture his very pure flamenco sound. He has recorded 20 albums, appeared in a Spanish film at 17 and has since made three films with his dance company.

Voted into the top three flamenco guitarists in the world by Guitar Player USA, Juan Martín has toured the world playing concerts from Shanghai and Melbourne to New York as well as in the Montreux Jazz Festival. Critics have compared his compositional talent to that of Albéniz, Turina and Tárrega. He played for Picasso’s 90th birthday celebrations and his books for learning the guitar are now translated into many languages with his original book being referred to as ‘The Bible’ of flamenco guitar.

'Highly sophisticated contemporary music' International Herald Tribune

'The Chopin of the Flamenco Guitar' Berner Nachrichten, Switzerland

'One of the top three guitarists in the world' Guitar Player, USA

‘A giant of the flamenco guitar tradition’ The Times

‘His group takes us on an enchanting journey through the Andalucian Landscape’ Sunday Times

Studio
£15

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Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry - Open Rehearsal

An open rehearsal from the 42 piece Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry. Watch the band rehearse for upcoming engagements.

The Band of the Household Cavalry is a British Army band which ceremonially serves the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. The HCMR Band is the largest symphonic wind band in the British Army.

This is a free event but donations to the Norden Farm Centre Trust are welcomed.


Wed 6 Oct, Wed 13 Oct and Wed 17 Nov
11.30am – 12.30pm

Please note that these dates are subject to change.

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The Alex Hutton Quartet – Featuring Josh Kemp (sax)

Magna Carta Suite

Alex Hutton (piano)
Josh Kemp (tenor/soprano sax, bass clarinet)
Mikele Montolli (bass)
Andy Ball (drums)

The Magna Carta Suite was composed by Hutton in 2015 to commemorate the 800 year anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.

It offers a musical journey of ideas exploring the layers of history and landscapes from 1215 to 2015. The suite highlights the influence of Magna Carta as a founding document of the western traditions of liberty and democracy in this the 800th anniversary of its signing and its influence in the creation of the American constitution. The Music begins with a nod to early music (Palestrina) and moves through developments in harmony and rhythm as the ages move forward. There’s musical references to Bach, Chopin, Scriabin and more contemporary influences.

‘The form of each brief movement reveals itself as it unfolds, in the classical manner, with much attention to tone and texture. But at the same time there’s an impetus and looseness to the performance that is pure jazz... A distinguished example of combining jazz with classical music’ ★★★★ Dave Gelly Observer

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Piers Lane - piano

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Programme to include:

Beethoven Sonata in C minor op 13 ‘Pathetique’
Beethoven Sonata in A flat major op 110
Chopin Complete Waltzes

Piers Lane is one of a handful of much-loved iconic pianists in the country today. A couple of years ago his 60th birthday recital at the Wigmore Hall was a sell-out, and many illustrious musician friends were in the audience, including violinist Tasmin Little with whom he won the prestigious BBC Music Magazine Chamber Music Award in 2021 for their recordings of British sonatas.

This programme promises to demonstrate his superb technique and consummate musicianship

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | MMS members £15 | Under 18s £5 or free with an adult

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The Vinyl Frontier: Scissor Sisters vs Keane

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Scissor Sisters' Self-Titled Debut vs Keane's Hopes & Fears

The two debut albums, which were number 1 and 2 on the best-selling list of 2004, go head-to-head in a battle for your affection. Which one will emerge victorious?

Studio
£8

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The Dolly Project

A sneaky first peak at Take the Space’s work in progress with film, zoom, country music, classical music and two angels on guitar and harmonica!

A dyslexic woman, aged 60, realises, after months of hell working in a care home, that she can face anything now - even her demons of literacy. Niamh is ready for her first challenge - the words and chords in her Dolly Parton songbook. The iconic star is her hero and she’d like to sing Dolly’s songs at The Country Music Festival in Blackpool but she’ll need a lot of help which is why she asks the local choir master for music lessons. To her surprise, Norman agrees to coach her but on condition she joins his choir. Niamh has never sung posh music before and she’s scared that they’ll all find out about her.

This is the story of a woman, who with grit and courage, resolves to grab a bigger life before it’s too late; a journey of transformation, inspired by Dolly Parton’s own narrative. This is also the story of an unlikely friendship; a woman and a man, both lonely and isolated, learning how to live with grief.

We’re inviting our audience to be part of the creative process and contribute to a post show discussion, chaired by Jane Corry, artistic director of The Farm who with her team are supporting us in testing out this workshop pilot #dyslexia, #DollyParton #C21stPygmalion #newplays #ArtsCouncilEngland #NationalLotteryAward


Studio
£10

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St John's Chamber Orchestra

We are delighted to present the first orchestral concert at Norden Farm since January 2020.

Yehuda Inbar (piano)
Oliver Simpson (cello)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)


Mozart Overture The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467
Dvorak Rondo in G minor, Op.94
Beethoven Symphony No.7


Yehuda Inbar last played at Norden Farm in 2019. His sophisticated pianism will have a perfect outlet in one of the most famous of all Mozart’s piano concertos, with its magical slow movement.

The programme also includes a showpiece by Dvorak, featuring a young prize-winning cellist, and Beethoven’s uplifting Seventh Symphony, the start of a projected Beethoven symphony cycle.

Courtyard Theatre and live stream
£18 | £16.50 | £5 under 18s

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Five Star Swing at Christmas

Swing ‘n’ sing-along into Christmas with the unique Five Star Swing Band show.

As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and BBC Children in Need.

Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic swing band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells! As seen at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball and Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother), plus Tony Bennett’s trombonist!

'A celebration of classic Swing!' The Telegraph

'Superb - they swing like crazy! Sheila Tracy, BBC

Courtyard Theatre
£16
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before each event

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The Alter Eagles

The Alter Eagles are delighted to bring their two hour-plus tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time back to Norden Farm for the fourth year in a row.

Since they started in 2004, the six piece have built a reputation as one of the most faithful tributes around, ensuring that the audience enjoys a loving note-for-note recreation of songs like Hotel California, Lyin' Eyes, New Kid in Town, Take it Easy, Tequila Sunrise, Take it to the Limit and Life in the Fast Lane - as well as more recent Eagles' classics like How Long, Busy Being Fabulous and Long Road Out of Eden. There's even time for key Don Henley and Joe Walsh solo numbers like Dirty Laundry and the classic Rocky Mountain Way.

WHY? Expect rocking twin lead guitar breaks, sumptuous four part country harmonies and an attention to detail that's second to none

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Jess Robinson: The Twelve Days of Jessmas

Join multi award-winning star of Spitting Image, Jess Robinson, for an evening of musical comedy and festive fun!

Expect magical mashups, fabulous original songs and a belly full of laughs as your angelic host and her sparkling live band (if they’ve washed), transports you on an (imaginary) sleigh ride, through a winter wonderland of dazzling divas and stars of the silver screen, serving up a feast of famous voices, from Gaga to Garland. It’ll be anything but a silent night.

As seen / heard on Spitting Image, The Guilty Feminist, The Now Show, Dead Ringers, Britain’s Got Talent and her own award-winning podcast, Stars In Your Ears.

'Spot on Diva take-downs... spectacular' Mail On Sunday

'Incredible talent... Mind blowing' Sun

'It's like a mega concert with all your favourite stars' ITV

'A star is born' Metro

'A feel-good, celebratory show' Observer

'Jess Robinson dazzles with both her celebrity impressions and her own stunning voice' Sunday Post

'Slick impressions and super-powered ballads' Guardian

'Pitch perfect' Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Click here to visit Jess' website

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Joseph Havlat (piano)

Byrd Alman and Courant
Farnaby Why aske you
Poulenc Suite francaise
Purcell Suite in G minor
Scarlatti 2 Sonatas: G, K.13 & E, K.215
Haydn Sonata in D, Hob XVI 37
Bartok 15 Hunarian peasant songs
Dohnanyi Ruralia Hunarica

Australian-born pianist Joseph Havlat has enjoyed conspicuous success in many competitions, and is now supported by the Kirckman Concert Society. The first half of his fascinating programme takes us on a journey through early keyboard music, ending with a sparkling sonata by Haydn. After the interval, he turns to works inspired Hungarian folk music, ending with a virtuoso suite by the late Romantic composer-pianist Dohnanyi.

Live stream tickets are available so that you can enjoy the concert from home. There is also a second chance to catch the recital with an encore screening on Friday 10 December at 7.30pm.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£16 | £14.50 conc
Live Stream and Encore £16 per household

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Jo Harrop and Friends

Jazz at the Musicals

Jamie McCredie (guitar)
Alex Hutton (piano)
Jihad Darwish (bass)
Winston Clifford (drums)

This special show explores some of the jazz standards that have emerged from musicals along the decades, written by many of the greatest composers. Numbers from Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess. Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, Roger’s & Harts Babes In Arms and Leonard Bernstein's On The Town and West Side Story will be among those featured.

The quartet will swing through some colourful new arrangements and medleys using the back catalogue of Ella Fitzgerald, Sara Vaughan, Anita O'Day Oscar Peterson as a point of reference.

Jo Harrop is an accomplished singer who is making big waves in the UK Jazz Scene. appearing at the Royal Albert Hall, The 606 club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, amongst many other respected venues. Having started out as a singer/songwriter, including writing a song for Acoustic Alchemy’s album, Radio Contact, which was featured on Courtney Pines, Jazz Crusade radio show, she was also a backing singer for several international stars, before establishing herself as a Jazz singer.

'This girl was born to sing jazz, all the warmth and sensibility to melt even the chilliest of hearts' Blues & Soul Magazine

'Harrop has Excellent tone and great stage prescence' Marlbank

'Her voice is amazing, think Isaly whiskey, or tannin rich red wine - deep' Lance, Bebop Spoken Here

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Charity Christmas Concert in aid of Norden Farm

Presented by Maidenhead Concert Band.

A wide variety of music including popular classics from stage and film, Jazz and Big Band, as well as Christmas tunes.

This year's concert is in aid of Norden Farm's Ark Appeal.

A good night out for the entire family!

Courtyard Theatre
£10

Visit the Maidenhead Concert Band website

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Gold

Martin Turner and his band return to the Courtyard Theatre to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash. The band will perform another classic album in its entirety – 1971's Pilgrimage.

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton, in 1969.

Five decades later, the music of the classic line-ups of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up, which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic and drummer Tim Brown.

The Spring 2020 Wishbone Gold tour will see Martin and his band performing 1971’s iconic Pilgrimage album – as well as other favourites from the classic era of Wishbone Ash, including Argus highlights.

WHY? The Wishbone Gold tour will mark the very first time Pilgrimage has been performed in its entirety on stage and this tour is an event that no Wishbone Ash aficionado will want to miss

Courtyard Theatre
£19

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

@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's Website

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The Albion Christmas Band

An Albion Christmas is widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for 20 years, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK.

Indeed, many people say that their Christmas doesn’t start until they have seen The Albion Christmas Show.

Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings, this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain.

Courtyard Theatre
£24

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The Vinyl Frontier: Your Favourite vs My Favourite

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Seven challengers choose a song from a category of their choosing (e.g. country, classic rock, novelty, 80s synth pop etc) and challenge Jeff to a battle of taste with the audience voting for their favourite.

Studio
£8

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Elvis – One Night Only at Christmas

A live tribute to Elvis Presley.

Elvis One Night Only is more than your average tribute show.

August 1977, Elvis is dead. But the king isn’t done... A celebration of the songs that defined the rock n roll generation.

Featuring our all live band and presented by Darryl Clark, featuring songs such as Suspicious Minds, Burning Love, An American trilogy and many more, you'll be in for a great night of rock n roll. All culminating in a medley of your favourite Elvis classics.
Long live the king.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Elvis One Night Only's Website

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Christmas with the Queen's Six

Based at Windsor Castle, the members of The Queen's Six make up half of the Lay Clerks of St George's Chapel, whose homes lie within the Castle walls.

This rare privilege demands the highest musical standards, as they sing regularly for the Royal family, notably the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Prince Phillip’s funeral.

The Queen's Six have extensively toured Europe and the USA but will be debuting at Norden Farm this Christmas, so join them for an evening mixing traditional carols with some more modern offerings and plenty of festive cheer.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Duke Ellington Songbook

‘Makes The Heart Swing’

Natasha Seale sings the Ellington Songbook.

Vocalist and former West End Leading Lady Natasha Seale leads a stellar band in celebration of Duke Ellington. Natasha’s fascinating narrative weaves around Peter Long’s sparkling arrangements of repertoire including The A Train, Satin Doll, Sophisticated Lady and It Don’t Mean A Thing If you Ain’t Got That Swing.

'Natasha breathes new life into these wonderful songs. Not to be missed' Claire Martin OBE

Natasha Seale - voice
Rob Barron - piano
Clark Tracy - drums
Robert Rickenberg - double bass

Arrangements by Peter Long

Studio
£15

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Keith James in concert: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

‘There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’ Cohen’s most memorable and visionary line from his song ANTHEM.

If ever there was a sentence in modern poetry to reflect on and give hope and understanding to us all, it is this line. This Concert begins with ANTHEM.

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and the courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each word.

The chilling announcement of Leonard's death marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. Our World misses him very much.

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 500 concerts – close to 150,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and sometimes in Andalusia, Spain.

Included in the concert are Cohen’s well-known songs: Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne, and Hallelujah alongside his rarer and profound writing such as Who by Fire, Joan of Arc and Secret Life. Also included are songs from his posthumous album Thanks for the Dance such as What happens to the Heart and Keith’s dramatic performances based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca – Cohen’s greatest influence. Keith has also transcribed into song one of Leonard’s poems from his collection ‘Book of longing’ written whilst on retreat during the 1990s.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

‘Good work! Glad you are keeping Leonard’s songs alive’ Sylvie Simmons, Biographer – The Life of Leonard Cohen

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times

‘An elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’ BBC Radio Scotland

‘Certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian

‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’ Times Literary Supplement

‘A sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’ Acoustic Magazine

Studio
£18

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Pop Up Bowie

Paul Anthony has amazed and entertained audiences throughout the nation. Accompanied by a full band, he will perform two hours of Bowie’s biggest hits taking the audience on a musical journey.

Experience the magic of Bowie’s music live with thrilling artistry, a theatrical performance that honours the revolutionary icon himself in the most respectful of ways.

WHY? Voted the UK’s No.1 David Bowie Tribute Act at the National Tribute Awards 2016

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event - so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£16
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Thursday 1 July

Pop Up Bowie's Website

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

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

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The Sharon Shannon Quartet

Sharon Shannon is a musician who likes to surprise. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians.

The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home country. Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Reggae, Classical and Rap.

The genre-defying star has achieved multi-platinum album sales and has had several number chart topping albums, singles and DVDs in her home country. In 2015, she received an IBAM Award in Chicago for her ‘unique contribution to Irish Music’ Other recipients were Darina Allen and actor Liam Neeson.

Sharon's latest studio album, The Reckoning, will be released on 27 November this year. This album was composed, written and recorded in its entirety during lockdown, featuring over a dozen remote collaborations from locations across the globe. All the tracks on the album are newly composed original tunes and songs which are co-written by Sharon and band members and various guest collaborators.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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A Band Called Malice– The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

A Band Called Malice - The Definitive Tribute to The Jam has been impressing audiences up and down the country with their tribute to The Jam.

A show full of high octane energy that takes the audience right back to those heady days when The Jam were most popular in the late 70s early 80s. Playing all the hits including Going Underground, Town Called Malice, Start, Eton Rifles, David Watts and many, many more. National Tribute Award Finalists in 2019, this band will not disappoint. Book your ticket(s) now for an unforgettable evening down memory lane!

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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John Coghlan's Quo

Featuring John Coghlan - The Heartbeat of Quo.

Original Quo drummer John Coghlan, with his great band, brings you a night of vintage Quo from the period he performed with Status Quo 1962 - 1981.

John Coghlan joined Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in their newly formed band The Spectres in 1962. The group went through a series of name changes, including Traffic Jam, before becoming Status Quo in the late 60s when Rick Parfitt also joined the line-up. In the years that followed, a string of chart-topping hits include: Pictures Of Matchstick Men, Caroline, Break The Rules , Down Down, Roll Over Lay Down, Rain, Mystery Song, Wild Side Of Life, Rocking All Over The World, Again And Again and Whatever You Want.

For Quo fans and critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quo’s 'Classic' period.
Since leaving Quo, John has worked with many noted and diverse musicians, in his own Diesel Band; with Partners in Crime; and the Rocker’ featuring Phil Lynott, Roy Wood and Chas Hodges. Other collaborations have included Noel Redding (ex-Jimi Hendrix) and Eric Bell (ex-Thin Lizzy).

In 2013 and 2014, John re-joined Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Alan Lancaster for the two sell-out Status Quo Frantic Four Reunion Tours, appearing all over the UK and Europe and reigniting the excitement of the early days of Quo.

During the late nineties John Coghlan’s Quo was formed and through various line-ups has enjoyed regular gigs all over the UK and Europe. The current band consists of John on drums, with Mick Hughes on guitar and vocals, Rick Chase on bass and vocals, Pete Mace on guitar and vocals, and Russ Chadd on percussion and additional drums completing the line-up.

The band enjoys playing all over the UK and Europe, with their prime aim to recreate an authentic '70’s Quo Sound' in keeping with John’s time with Quo. For Quo fans and critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quo’s 'Classic' period.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Budapest Cafe Orchestra play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest tunes ever written by the classical greats.

The group was established in 2009 by British composer and violinist, Christian Garrick, and led by him have won legions of fans with their magical and infectious performances.

The line up features Christian Garrick (violin), Eddie Hession (accordion), Kelly Cantlon (double bass) and Adrian Zolotuhin (guitar, saz, balalaika, domra).

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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A Night at the Movies

Come and join The Project Singers for A Night at the Movies.

They will be singing some great songs from some fantastic films including City Of Stars, We Have All The Time In The World, Singing In The Rain and A Million Dreams.

The Project Singers are based in Charvil and directed by Suzanne Newman.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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Soul Kinda Wonderful

The UK’s number one tribute to the legendary Drifters and award winners at the National Tribute awards.

They breathe new life into songs such as Saturday Night at the Movies, Under the Boardwalk and Stand by Me. Expect three separate shows in one as the set includes Motown from The Four Tops and Temptations plus 70s disco classics such as Disco Inferno and Love Train.

WHY? Led by Richie Sampson – a former member of the hit recording group The Drifters

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Not So Ugly Sisters

You’ve heard the fairytale, now here’s the whole hair-raising truth!

Dolly rests on her broom counting the passers-by outside the salon window, whilst her sister Barb watches the phone that never rings. It’s the morning of Cindy and Prince Smarming’s big royal wedding - but Dolly and Barb are not invited! But hell hath no fury like a hairdresser scorned!

A brand new musical re-telling of Cinderella from the perspective of the ‘Not So’ Ugly Sisters, reimagined for the stage in this magical adventure for the whole family by Wrongsemble.

Wrongsemble are a Yorkshire based theatre company famed for creating fantastic family theatre for all ages, packed full of original music, puppetry, magic and adventure.

The Not So Ugly Sisters promises to be a theatrical treat not to be missed for ages 4-104!

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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Ahmed Dickinson and Eduardo Martin present The Bridge

The famous composer and guitarist Eduardo Martín joins the renowned young guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas to create this duo that masterfully addresses the diverse tendencies and styles of the Cuban contemporary music scene.

Martín explores Afro, classical and Anglo-Saxon pop among other varied musical genres that mix in the creative universe of this composer while using in a virtuous way multiple techniques that expand the expressive qualities of the guitar. The use of intelligent melodies, the approach to cultures and dissimilar times converge with the Afro-Caribbean nature trying to propose a musical framework in which the stylistic barriers disappear.

Studio
£15

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Alvin Youngblood Hart – The Return of the Motivational Speaker

Known as a 'musician’s musician', Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to guitar gods Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor.

The New Orleans native is known as one of the world's foremost practitioners of country blues. Alvin is a faithful torchbearer for 1960s and 1970s guitar rock, Western Swing and vintage country. He is a Grammy Award winner and has released a Grammy Award nominated album. He has appeared on BBC2’s Later with Jools Holland and BBC4’s Blues on Later.

‘The boy got thunder in his hands!’ Taj Mahal

Studio
£15

@MotivSpkr6L6
@nordenfarm

Alvin Youngblood Hart's Website

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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

Members of Magnum’s classic-era line-ups and other top-drawer rock alumni unite to perform classic Magnum songs from the celebrated 1978-94 period.

Mark Stanway (keyboards), Micky Barker (drums), Richard Bailey (keyboards/flute) and Mo Birch (vocals/percussion), all of whom have previously performed with Magnum, provide the nucleus of Kingdom of Madness.

For their 2021/22 shows they are joined by vocalist Mark Pascall, best known for his work with Cats in Space and Departed, bassist Brian Badhams (Bernie Marsden’s Alaska, Steve Gibbons Band) and guitarist Alan Bell.

One of the UK’s finest exponents of melodic rock music, Magnum achieved high album and singles chart positions in both the UK and Europe and gained a reputation as one of the UK most captivating live bands.

This reunion of former members of one the UK’s most revered melodic rock bands to perform music that has touched the hearts of several generations of music fans has been met with the highest acclaim from both music critics and audiences alike.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Click here to visit the Kingdom of Madness website.

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Danni Nicholls

Danni’s passionate delivery, guitar play, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter offer spell binding performances.

Having received consecutive AMA-UK award nominations (2017 UK Album of the Year for Mockingbird Lane, 2018 UK Artist of the Year), touring with legends Shakin' Stevens, Lucinda Williams, also The Secret Sisters, singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible ride.

Her third studio album The Melted Morning was released 2019.

WHY? 'An incredibly well-crafted album' ★★★★★ Maverick Magazine

'A polished dark gem' Americana-UK

'I absolutely love the elegance and beauty of her music' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Studio
£12.50

@DanniNicholls
@nordenfarm

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The Grahams

The Grahams are New York grown, Nashville based Alyssa and Doug Graham.

As kids in the Jersey suburbs, they snuck into NYC to hear their favourite bands play, and have been performing together ever since. With their own unique brand of nostalgia-inducing alt pop, their music features nods to Americana, emotional and rebellious lyrics and mesmerising vocals.

A multi media performance with a 30 minute documentary film Searching The Milky Way, to proceed a live performance. The film was shot by New York filmmakers Natalie Brasington and David Johnson during The Grahams‘ motorcycle adventure across the legendary Route 66.

The performance will be a combination of songs from The Grahams latest album Kids Like Us and their new EP, Sha La La.

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Dark Side Of The Wall

The award-winning Dark Side Of The Wall celebrate their heroes in well over 2 hours of spectacular live music and visual effects.

This amazing 8-piece band perform music from the legendary Pink Floyd’s classic and extensive back catalogue, featuring tracks such as Comfortably Numb, Money, Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Another Brick In The Wall to name just a few… with unexpected ‘surprises’ thrown in along the way. This band clearly love what they do and that ‘fun’ factor is always a huge part of their shows - not to be missed!

Saturday 19 November 2022
Courtyard Theatre
£18

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