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Goan Chill Out

Relax and kick back in our peaceful Goan chill out space.

Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or go fish in shiny waters and add your creations to the walls. Gentle rhythmic sounds in this colour filled space complete the total relaxation experience.

This gallery installation includes work made with local schools through Norden Farm’s Farm Out programme and with young people through our Young Creatives programme supported by the Spoore Merry and Rixman Foundation. Suitable for everyone, including children with SEND.

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Calligraphy: Uncials & Quill Cutting

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

Uncial is an ancient script, but also much used in modern day life too. Look at any high street or advert and you are sure to find the echo of this script somewhere. Best known for its use in the Book of Kells and St Cuthbert’s Book of St John, this script is ideal for beginners or experienced calligraphers to use in creating unique pieces of calligraphic art.

Quills are an ancient form of writing tool. Typically using the flight feathers of swans, from where the word ‘pen’ originates, it is still a tool often used by modern calligraphers. Quills offer a very flexible form of writing, and with a little practice are not difficult to create and use.

Thur 25 Jul – 22 Aug
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course, £10 approx. materials cost to tutor

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Toontastic 3D

During this session you can draw, animate, and narrate swashbuckling adventures, breaking news stories and science reports then share these with family and friends!

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults

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Vlogging and iMovie

Bring your imagination to life through digital filmmaking and Vlogging. You'll get the opportunity to shoot, edit and put together a video.

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults.

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Family Workshop: Fun with Photos

This session focuses on Aviary, available on Apple and Android. We’ll show you how to sharpen, soften or saturate photos for the right look, draw your own captions and doodles and experiment with filters to create artful effects.

Minimum age 5+ years.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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Family Workshop: Stop Motion Animation

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own movie, our stop motion session teaches you how to create your story using props and scenery - you can even bring your own with you.

Minimum age 5+ years.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Caroline Crawford.

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

Mon 20 May - 10 June, 17 Jun – 8 Jul, 15 Jul – 5 Aug (exc 29 July), 12 Aug – 9 Sept (exc 26 Aug)
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

SOLD OUT
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Summer Art Week

Led by Michaela Clarke.

Work on individual craft activities with lots of messy materials and then work together on a group art project.

Age Guidence 8+ years.

Mon 5 Aug - Fri 9 Aug
10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

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

  •   5 Aug SOLD OUT
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Drawing Trees

Led by Jo Hall.

Using charcoal and pastel or line and watercolour wash we will explore how to depict trees. We will look at a variety of tree forms exploring their different structures, bark and branching, and the changes that take place during the year.

Tues 2 Jul – 13 Aug (exc 30 Jul)
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

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  •  13 Aug
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Kite Workshops

Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky!

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Hair

Led by Jo Hall.

Drawing hair in pencil (graphite or coloured), conté crayon or charcoal, make at least two different studies of hair and several small sketches.

Please bring your own materials.

Sat 17 Aug
10am – 3pm
£38

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Explore the complexities of the human form by working from a professional life model. With a variety of short and long poses. Learn both traditional charcoal drawing methods and new experimental techniques.

Summer
Sat 11 May, 29 Jun and 17 Aug
1.30pm – 4.30pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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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.

Summer
Tues 7 May, 18 Jun, 16 Jul, 20 Aug
7.30pm - 10pm
£25 per session, £5 materials cost to tutor

Tuesday 7 May - Enchantment

Tuesday 18 June - The Gentle Messenger

Tuesday 16 July - Galí̱nios in Paradise

Tuesday 20 August - Bodhi


Angela's Website
Angela's Facebook Page

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Ludvik Cylkow Inspired Seascape in Acrylics

Led by Caroline Crawford

Learn how to build a painting using acrylic paints, referencing Ludwik Cylkow’s inspired seascape.

Sat 24 Aug
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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Community Kite Festival

Kite Flying • Food • Bar • Music • Kite Making

Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our Community Kite Festival on Sunday 1 September between 1pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!

Round off the summer holidays in style with an afternoon of fun for all the community! Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill. Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include kite making, food from local vendors and a bar serving soft drinks and beer provided by Marlow based Rebellion Brewery.

At the event, there'll be the last chance opportunity to get creative and make your very own kite if you haven’t already

So head on down, enjoy the spectacle and celebrate with the community!


Kite Making Workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project. All are welcome to join in to design and create their own original kite to bring along to the Festival.

Workshop Details:

  • Wednesday 24 July | 11.15am - 1.15pm
  • Wednesday 7 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 14 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 24 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

Workshop tickets are £3.50 per person and can be booked online here.

What better excuse to go fly a kite this summer!


With thanks to our funders: Shanly Foundation, RBWM, The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust, and The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation.


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Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail Exhibition

The Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail will be showcasing the work of many of the artists taking part in this year’s trail.

Works in diverse media will include painting, glass, jewellery, ceramics, printmaking and photography. The exhibition will be open either side of the trail weekend itself.

For the sixth year, local artists will be opening their studios to the public on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September.

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Calligraphy - The Italic Hand

Led by Stuart Maxwell

Italic is a timeless and beautiful script. Use it either as a formal hand for presentation work, or a day to day cursive script.

Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)

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Boats & Harbours in Mixed Media with Collage

Led by Jo Hall

Start by drawing boats and harbours with pen, watercolour and/or graphite. Progressing on to using found papers to create colourful compositions with elements of collage and water based media.

Tues 10 Sept – 22 Oct (exc 8 Oct)
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

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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.

Summer
Sat 22 Jun and 13 July
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee


Suitable for 18+ years.

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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.

Summer
Tues 21 May, 11 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session or £55 for all 4 sessions

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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!

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

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Calligraphy - Foundation Hand

Led by Stuart Maxwell

This easily accessible and readable hand is a staple for any serious calligrapher. Ideal for wedding invites, place names and family trees.

Thursdays 10 Oct - 7 Nov
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)

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Gauguin from The National Gallery, London

This fascinating cinema event opens with a brand-new documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin, one of the world’s most popular and important artists.

Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, this cinematic film will explore Gauguin’s extraordinary – and at times controversial – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts.

It will be followed by an exclusive private view of the National Gallery exhibition Gauguin Portraits, just after it opens in London. Audiences will be given an engaging and lively guided tour by the exhibition curators and guest contributors, bringing this first ever exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits to the big screen with stunning close-ups and illuminating insights.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Autumn in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

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

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

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Modern Calligraphy

Led by Stuart Maxwell

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

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

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Night Market and Artisan Fair

The perfect opportunity to browse for unique presents as local artisan stallholders showcase their handmade wears. Enjoy all your favourite festive snacks and beverages together with a well stocked bar featuring craft ales, mulled wine and a full food menu. The night market also features live music.

WHY? Your Christmas shopping just got a whole load more fun!

Long Barn Free entry

  •  15 Nov FREE
  •  16 Nov FREE
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Winter Floral Tales with Mig Kimpton

Multi award winning floral designer Mig Kimpton returns with a brand new unique show this winter.

Mig combines his theatrical past with his extensive experience of working with flowers, to provide an evening of flowers, fun and wintery excitement!

Join him as he takes you on a journey through a magical wood and meets some well-known characters. But will he get eaten by the wolf? Help the three little pigs to build a new home? Or let you win one of his exquisite designs to take home... you will just have to come and find out!

WHY? Watch him create from scratch, stunning floral designs fit for any and every home

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

about 8 hours ago Make your summer soar – by making your very own kite! Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, our practitioners will guide you through the process of making either the Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite, or a classic Trapezoid Kite for just £3.50 Kite Making Workshops run between Wed 24 Jul to Sat 24 Aug, times vary. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/kite-workshops

about 8 hours ago See A Whole New World on our big screen with Disney’s action retelling of Aladdin from Wed 31 Jul --> https://norden.farm/events/aladdin-pg Charming street hustler Aladdin and larger-than-life Genie (Will Smith) battle the evil Jafar - all while trying to win the heart of Princess Jasmine.

about 10 hours ago RT @eton_preschool: Hot weather? fancy going to the beach? opens tomorrow! https://t.co/DF9z4kgzHf via @nordenfarm

about 11 hours ago Join us for an evening of blues with Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her Blues Troupe on Friday 9 August --> https://norden.farm/events/ma-bessie-julia-titus-and-her-blues-troupe Julia pay’s tribute to the Empress of Blues showcasing her songs and music from the era!

about 13 hours ago Get ready to set sail to The Maidenhead Beach - the Grand Opening is tomorrow at 10.30pm - come and see whose washe… https://t.co/vNhB37ZjJV

about 13 hours ago Get ready to set sail to The Maidenhead Beach - the Grand Opening is tomorrow at 10.30pm - come and see whose washed ashore to join us for this exciting day! More info on The Maidenhead Beach here --> https://buff.ly/2O2qeEm

1 day ago Heathcliff, It’s Me… Kate Bush-Ka is a must see for all Kate Bush fans! Featuring the songs Moving, Babooshka, Sat in Your Lap and more on Sat 10 Aug the band deliver an immersive, fun and accurate concert --> https://norden.farm/events/kate-bush-ka

1 day ago Only two more days to go before all is revealed!!! #nordenfarmbeach #beach #maidenhead #goa #mandala #garland… https://t.co/G7NsVyjhXK

1 day ago Only two more days till all is revealed at the Grand Opening of The Maidenhead Beach!

1 day ago The Grand Opening of The Maidenhead Beach is in just two days and our very special guest Harmony the Mermaid will be at the beach to say hello to all the little adventures – she might even be bringing her face painting brush too! Why not follow Harmony on Instagram at harmony.mermaid

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