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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

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

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

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

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

Tues 19 Jan - Tues 23 Feb (exc Tues 16 Feb), Tues 2 Mar - Tues 30 Mar
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class or £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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Twilight Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

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

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

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

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

Tues 19 Jan - Tues 23 Feb (exc Tues 16 Feb), Tues 2 Mar - Tues 30 Mar
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class or £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of each session

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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Yoga for Beginners (online)

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.

Wed 13 Jan - Wed 17 Feb (online only)
11am – 12.15pm
£10 per class | £42 per 6 week online course
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Six Artists: Very Different Flowers

Led by Jo Hall.

Watercolour and/or pastel

Explore floral works by a very different artist each week and then produce either your own version of one of their works or your own composition, but in the spirit of the artist.

The chosen artists are: Manet, Odile Redon, Van Gogh, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Emil Nolde, Georgia O’Keefe

Please bring your own reference, either live flowers and a pot for them or a photographic reference.

Please bring your own materials and equipment.

Wed 13 Jan - 17 Feb
11.30am – 3pm
£120 per 6 week course

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

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Amy Lovell

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

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Wed 13 Jan - 10 Feb
1.15pm – 2.15pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 1)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

Building on our devising skills from last term we will begin to develop our understanding of ensemble in performance. Using extracts from published texts we will use these as a starting point to create our own original Youth Theatre ensemble performance in the Spring.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 13 Jan - 31 Mar (exc 17 Feb and 3 Mar)
4.15pm - 5.45pm
£97 per 10 week term

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 2)

Led Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

Building on our devising skills from last term we will begin to develop our understanding of ensemble in performance. Using extracts from published texts we will use these as a starting point to create our own original Youth Theatre ensemble performance in the Spring.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 13 Jan - 31 Mar (exc 17 Feb and 3 Mar)
6pm - 7.30pm
£97 per 10 week term

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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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 13 Jan - 10 Feb
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Wed 13 Jan

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

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Evening Papercraft (online)

Led by Catherine Smith

Come together online and create some beautiful cards at these papercraft workshops via Zoom! Catherine will demonstrate all the techniques, skills, hints and tips required to complete your very own set of cards.

A full kit and instructions will be provided and you will get to keep the ink and stamps to carry on crafting with at home to make your own designs once you have learnt the basics in the workshop.

Wed 27 Jan and 24 Feb
7.30pm - 9pm
£20 per session, includes cost of materials
Kits to be collected from Norden Farm on the day of the session, exact time TBC
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

The ticket price includes cost of materials. Each session you will receive a bespoke materials kit and instructions and you will get to keep the ink and stamps to carry on crafting with at home to make your own designs once you have learnt the basics in the workshop.

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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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 13 Jan - 10 Feb
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Wed 13 Jan

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

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

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

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

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

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

Thur 14 Jan - 11 Feb
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (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 14 Jan - 11 Feb
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 14 Jan

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Thur 14 Jan - 11 Feb
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 14 Jan

Suitable for 18+ years.

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Classes for all ages and levels of experience.

Practice traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Fri 15 Jan - 12 Feb
11.30am – 12.45pm
£35 per 5 week course or £10 per session
Booking cut off time: 10.30am on the first day of each course

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Self Portrait using Collage (online)

Led by Helen D Evans

The intention of this series of workshops is to encourage a sense of self-discovery by exploring your identity through the art of collage.

We will be doing some simple exercises so that you can consider aspects of yourself that you may like to incorporate within the collage.

Each week we will explore different techniques such as cutting, ripping, mosaic tiles, using old photos and consider how to use block colour and patterns. We will also be working on different features every week. Culminating in an abstracted self-portrait reflecting your true identity.

Participants to provide own materials (please see information sheet for more information).

Fri 22 Jan - 12 Feb
3.30pm - 4.30pm
£8 per session, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of the class

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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Zumba (Saturdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

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

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

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

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

Sat 23 Jan - 12 Feb
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Imagine like Chagall

Led by Jo Hall

Reference the works of Chagall to make a dream like fantasy in watercolour and/or pastel, inspired by memories of a familiar place or event, or choose to make your own version of a Chagall painting.

Materials: sketch book to work out ideas, pastels and/or watercolours, watercolour paper and/or pastel paper. (For full list see information sheet)

This class is taking place live online via Zoom.

Sat 30 Jan (online)
11.45am – 3.45pm
£30

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Kayleigh’s Crafts (online)

Led by Kayleigh Galvin

Join Kayleigh online for monthly creative crafts!

Your ticket includes your craft pack which features everything you need to take part online! Just join Kayleigh via zoom to get creative.

Sun 31 Jan: Tie-Dye Bags The packs (and accompanying live video) will show you how to design one tote bag. Kayleigh will show you 2 different styles that you can use to design your bag. Each pack comes with x4 assorted colours so everyone will have a unique bag to them. There are worksheets for learning and fun included as well as some gloves and apron to help with the mess!

Sun 28 Feb: Circus Fun
Sun 28 Mar: Go Bananas! - Fruity Slime
Sun 25 Apr: Minibeasts

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

This session will be fun for you and your little ones, please support where necessary and ensure that children are always supervised during the class.

Craft packs can be collected from Norden Farm during the following pick up slots before each session: Wednesdays (4pm – 5pm) or Fridays (3pm – 4pm) .

Sun 31 Jan, Sun 28 Feb, Sun 28 Mar, Sun 25 Apr
10.30am - 11.15am
£8 per session
Booking cut off time: 3pm on the Friday before each session

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Creative Arts Social Club (online)

Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.

Our sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now - goes online!

Professional artist Amelia Pimlott leads this creative community with visual artist Caroline Crawford. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence, and meet new people!

5-week blocks run via Zoom with additional ideas for activities to do during the week.

Mon 11 Jan - Mon 8 Feb, Mon 22 Feb - Mon 22 Mar, Mon 12 Apr - Mon 10 May, Mon 24 May - Mon 21 Jun
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list below)

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Mon 11 Jan - 8 Feb: Seas, Skies and Trees

Led by Amelia Pimlott

We will explore how light falls across landscapes, seascapes and across the sky to create images of mood and drama using paint and oil pastels. Led by Artist Amelia Pimlott, this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.


Mon 22 Feb - Mon 22 Mar: Animals and Nature

Led by Caroline Crawford

Whether or not you haven’t picked up a pencil for years or want to brush up on your painting skills, this course covers detailed elements of Drawing & Painting focussing on animal portraits and nature studies and still life. Carefully Guided by artist Caroline Crawford this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.


Mon 12 Apr - Mon 10 May: Black and White

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using black and white photos as source material, we will explore the figure and portraits to develop tonal drawings using charcoal chalk and pencil and learn to scale up. Led by Artist Amelia Pimlott this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.


Mon 24 May - Mon 21 May: Landscapes, Townscapes and Nature

Led by Caroline Crawford

This course covers focusses on a variety of Drawing & Painting techniques to create landscapes, townscapes and nature studies. Led by Caroline Crawford, this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.

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Lockdown Town: Free Poetry Workshops

Led by Simon Mole.

Free online workshops, suitable for ages 18+ years

Following on from the successful All Write Together series of online writing workshops during the first lockdown, poet Simon Mole is back!

We're inviting everyone to take part in workshops to explore their poetry skills - suitable for all abilities. At the final Friday session you can contribute to the writing of a community poem Lockdown Town that we've commissioned Simon to write.

The final Lockdown Town poem will be made into film featuring animation by Scott Tyrrell. You can watch last year's All Write Together project final film here.

Book to get involved in one, two or all of these free sessions - more details can be found below.

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Crochet Social (online)

Led by Sophie Keaveney

Do you like to crochet? Join us for a virtual drop in session - grab your hook, grab your yarn and lets get crocheting!

This is a social session where you will have opportunity to work on your own crochet projects and meet new people at the same time. Sophie will be on hand to answer your crochet questions and will also provide a couple of pattern ideas that you can try out, if you'd like to try something new.

Experience of crochet is required, and you will need to supply your own crocheting materials/project to work on.

Wed 13 Jan and Wed 3 Feb
7pm - 8.30pm
£2 per person
Booking cut off time: 4pm on the day of each event

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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Mindful Storytelling (online)

Led by Carly Brown

A session for families with children aged 3-8 years old. Weaving in yoga based movement and the breath to bring stories to life. We will end each storytelling session with a cuddly savasana/rest so please have blankets and soft toys ready. A chance to spend some golden time together as a family.

This session will be fun for you and your little ones, please support where necessary and ensure that children are always supervised during the class.

Suitable for ages 3 - 8 years.

Sun 7 Feb, Sun 7 Mar, Sun 4 Apr
11am - 11.30am
£6 per household
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

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Magic & Storytelling with Patrick Ashe (online)

Enjoy interactive stories online via Zoom - with an added magical twist!

Alongside the stories, Patrick will show you how the magic works and teach a trick or two. But because Patrick is in the magic circle you must promise to keep the secrets!

Keep an eye out for details about each sessions stories and what you'll need for each trick!

Sunday 14 February: Why the Animals Came to Town

For the trick you will need: A piece of scrap paper that you don't mind scrunching up into a ball

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

This session will be fun for you and your little ones, please support where necessary and ensure that children are always supervised during the class.

Sun 14 Feb, Sun 14 Mar, Sun 11 Apr
11am - 11.30am
£6 per household
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

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Book Club (online)

Self led group, organised by Carol Huntington

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

This season the Book Club will be reading:

Thur 21 Jan - The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Thur 18 Feb - Tiny Sunbirds Far Away by Christie Watson

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

Thur 21 Jan and Thur 18 Feb (online)
7.30pm - 9.30pm
£2 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

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Big Dog, Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga (online)

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.

You will need one yoga mat (per pair) and one blanket each.

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

Sun 24 Jan, 21 Feb, 21 Mar
10.30am – 11.15am
£12 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)
Booking cut off time: 4pm on the Friday before each class

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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