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october 2021's events

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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.

Fri 3 Sept - 17 Dec (exc Fri 17 Sept, 29 Oct, 19 Nov)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £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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Hot Desk at the Farm

Looking for somewhere different to work? Need a break from your usual desk? Rent a hot desk in the 18th century farmhouse at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead.

For £40 per desk per day (+ VAT) you can expect:

• A desk space in a co-working office in a creative environment
• Available from 11am to 10pm Tuesday to Saturday
• Free WiFi
• Free parking and bike racks
• On site Café and Bar – for breaks or business meetings
• Access to tea and coffee making facilities
• 3 workstations available

This is a unique working environment, a place where you can network with other creatives.

There’s on site entertainment every day (cinema, gigs, comedy) and bookable meeting spaces including the atmospheric Long Barn which holds up to 80 people.

So if you need a break from your normal working day, become part of the vibrant community at Norden Farm.

Just book your spot online and turn up!


Covid safety:
Hot Desk at the Farm is located in the Farmhouse. So that the room can be sanitised between each use, the booking cut off for a Hot Desk is 9pm the night before.
Hand sanitiser stations can be found at each entrance to the building and at other points throughout the venue. Please use the sanitiser on arrival.
You can read more Covid safety information here.

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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).

Fri 3 Sept – 1 Oct, Fri 7 Oct – 12 Nov (exc Fri 28 Oct), Fri 18 Nov – 15 Dec
11.30am – 1.30pm
£84 per course
Materials cost approx. £28 to tutor
Booking cut off time: 9am on Fri 3 Sept, Fri 7 Oct, Fri 18 Nov

Suitable for 18+ years.

Students will need to show evidence of negative lateral flow test on the day of attending.
Log your lateral flow test result through the NHS app and receive a text saying the NHS app confirms receipt of your result. Please show this to Jan at the start of class.

Face coverings must be worn during this class.

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Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

These 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.

This is a blended class, taking place both in person at Norden Farm and online.

Participants to bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Fri 10 Sept - 8 Oct, Fri 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 29 Oct), Fri 26 Nov - 17 Dec
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class, £35 per 5 week course, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 10:30am on the first day of each course

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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).

Fri 3 Sept – 1 Oct, Fri 7 Oct – 12 Nov (exc 28 Oct), Fri 18 Nov – 15 Dec
2pm – 4pm
£84 per course
Materials cost approx. £28 to tutor
Booking cut off time: 9am on Fri 3 Sept, Fri 7 Oct, Fri 18 Nov

Suitable for 18+ years.

Students will need to show evidence of negative lateral flow test on the day of attending.
Log your lateral flow test result through the NHS app and receive a text saying the NHS app confirms receipt of your result. Please show this to Jan at the start of class.

Face coverings must be worn during this class.

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The Last Bus (12A)

Dir: Gillies MacKinnon | 86 mins

John O'Groats, Scotland. An elderly man, Tom (Timothy Spall), whose wife has just passed away uses only local buses on a nostalgic trip to carry her ashes all the way across the UK to Land's End, where they originally met, using his free bus pass.

Unbeknownst to Tom, his journey begins to capture the imagination of the local people that he comes across and, ultimately, becomes a nationwide story.

The screening on Tues 5 Oct at 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films Ticket Offer
£9 / £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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John Horler - A Tribute to Bill Evans

John returns to Norden Farm with Alec Dankworth.

This time in classic jazz trio format, celebrating the music of Bill Evans. They are joined by drummer Ronnie Jones, to mark the 60th anniversary of the release of seminal Bill Evans album Portrait in Jazz.

WHY? ‘A pianist who demands to be heard’ Jazz Notes

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Simon Brodkin – Troublemaker

World-famous prankster and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson, is back on stage with TROUBLEMAKER, his sensational new stand-up show.

After showering Sepp Blatter with banknotes, upstaging Kanye West at Glastonbury, and handing Theresa May her P45, the critically acclaimed comedian explores why trouble has followed him from primary school through medical school to lockdown homeschool. And what it’s like to be chased by Donald Trump’s bodyguards, how to make the police laugh while they’re arresting you, and what to do when you’re outed as a Jew by the Ku Klux Klan.

Simon is one of Britain’s most loved comedians following his smash hit BBC shows Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show & Well Funny People, Channel 4’s award-nominated Britain’s Biggest Hoaxer and multiple TV appearances (Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at the Palladium, The John Bishop Christmas Show, Children In Need, & Channel 4’s Comedy Gala).

After the success of his stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin, selected by The Guardian and The Evening Standard as one of their ‘Best Comedy Shows’ at the Edinburgh Festival, TROUBLEMAKER is the must-see comedy show of 2021.

'Comedy legend' The Sun

'Hilarious' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'There aren't many better comedians to turn to' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'Get him out' Donald Trump

Courtyard Theatre
£20
Booking cut off time: Friday 1 October 7.30pm

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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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!

Autumn 2021
Sat 4 - 18 Dec (exc 6 and 20 Nov)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Blended class taking place at Norden Farm and online via Zoom

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Norden Farm Market

Join us for our outdoor markets – held in the Linhay barns and car park, providing a safe shopping experience. Browse stalls selling artisanal produce and hand crafted goods.

Stallholders on Sat 2 Oct include: Human Five, Ka Na Homecooked, Mack&Tosh, Agosti Gelato, Tamsin Denholm Jewellery, Halo Apothecary, Chadwick-Art, Como en Casa, Karen's Handmade Cards & Felt, Jet Lunette Designs, The Marlow Cheese Company, Ultra Kriti, Nicks Knits, Wilder Fruits, Cricketers Gin, Happy Leaf, Velluet Gray, Pixie Pottery, Golden Stag Candle Company and Sugar Plum Palace.

Martha the Refill Hub van will also be at the market, stocking a range of organic and non-organic essential foods, freshly roasted coffee beans, confectionery and snacks, cleaning products and toiletries - all plastic free and ethically sourced.


OUTDOOR EVENT | FREE ENTRY

Autumn Markets every 1st Saturday of the month:

Sat 4 Sept, 2 Oct, 6 Nov 12pm - 4pm

Festive Markets:

Sat 27 Nov 12pm - 4pm and Fri 3 Dec 6pm - 9pm (Indoor event)


Visitor Information

  • Entry is free and you don’t need to book tickets for this event, we will be monitoring numbers at the entrance.

  • We encourage those of you who are local to make the most of the spring sunshine and head over to Norden Farm on foot or by bike. Our bike rack is located behind the left side of the Farmhouse.

  • We will have very limited number of parking spaces available on site, with bays for Blue Badge holders located to the right after the entrance gate.

  • The Cafe Bar will be open serving delicious food and drinks.

  •   2 Oct FREE
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Sindhu Vee: Alphabet

A brand new show about the hair we want, the friends we have, and living the vast difference between virus and viral.

Expect 'outspoken, frank and funny stand-up' (Evening Standard) from this Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee.

As seen on BBC's Live at the Apollo, QI, Have I Got News for You and Netflix's Sex Education and heard on Radio 4's Things My Mother Never Told Me (...About Lockdown) and The Guilty Feminist podcast.

WHY? 'Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery' The List

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50

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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 16 Aug - Mon 13 Sept, Mon 27 Sept - Mon 25 Oct, Mon 8 Nov - Mon 6 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list below)


Mon 16 Aug - Mon 13 Sept: Loose painting style

Led by Caroline Crawford

We look at loose painting style, with a selection of subjects starting with a fun fashion figure painting project in inks. We will cover varied subjects including the still life, landscapes and a botanical study and explore techniques including colour blending and application and mixed media.

Mon 27 Sept - Mon 25 Oct: Indian Sculpture

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using air drying clay, we will model figures, faces, animals and decorative elements inspired by Indian Sculpture both in relief and 3 dimensional form.

Mon 8 Nov - Mon 6 Dec: Texture

Led by Caroline Crawford

With a focus on texture we will explore different aspects of drawing and painting including proportion, one point perspective, watercolour and mixed media. Subjects will include animal portraits, a Robin study and a sunrise.

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Zen Drawing with Colour (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 and exploring colour.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your art making abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing and playing with colour.

In each session explore drawing abstract patterns and the different ways you can enhance your designs using colour pencils and bright watercolours.

You will need: Paper, lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner, colour pencils or Aquarell colour pencils, optional coloured fine liners.

Mon 6 Sept, 20 Sept, 4 Oct, 18 Oct, 8 Nov, 22 Nov and 6 Dec
7.30pm – 8.45pm
£10 per session | £22.50 per 3 week course | £30 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of the session

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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 7 Sept – 5 Oct, Tues 12 Oct – 16 Nov (exc 26 Oct), Tues 23 Nov – 14 Dec
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

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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!

Autumn 2021
Tues 7 Sept - 30 Nov (exc 26 Oct)
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session | £108 per 12 week term

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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 7 Sept – 5 Oct, Tues 12 Oct – 16 Nov (exc 26 Oct), Tues 23 Nov – 14 Dec
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 7pm on the day of each session

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Olga Koch: Homecoming

Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated comedian and star of Mock The Week and QI Olga Koch comes back with her third show!

With her new passport in hand, Homecoming will see Olga try to figure out who the hell she is as an immigrant and certified teen drama queen...

Olga has also appeared on The Now Show, Hello America, Pls Like, The News Quiz, King Gary, BBC Sounds's Tech Tech Boom and your little brother's dreams. She also has her very own BBC Radio 4 show, OK Computer.

'Blistering humour' ★★★★ Three Weeks

'A slick, mature hour' ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

'Highly engineered and funny' ★★★★ The List

'Fantastic comedic mind with an observant eye' ★★★★ Shortcom

'Bright new comedy talent' ★★★★ The Skinny

'A natural storyteller, she will keep you completely hooked' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'The best Ada Lovelace line in comedy' Chortle

★★★★ Fest Mag

Studio
£14

Presented by Berk’s Nest in association with IAM.

@rocknrolga
@nordenfarm

Olga Koch's website

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Our Ladies (15)

Dir: Michael Caton-Jones | 106 mins

1990s Scotland. A group of schoolgirls go on a day trip to Edinburgh to perform in a choir competition. For these teens from a small town in the Scottish Highlands, it becomes a chance to escape their daily lives and run riot in the big city.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films Ticket Offer
£9 / £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Beginners Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

These 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.

This is a blended class, taking place both in person at Norden Farm and online.

Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Wed 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Wed 13 Oct - 17 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Wed 24 Nov - 15 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£10 per class, £35 per 5 week, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 10am on the first day of each course

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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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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.

You will need your own mat.

Wed 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Wed 13 Oct - 17 Nov, Wed 24 Nov- 22 Dec
12.30pm – 1.30pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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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 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 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Wed 13 Oct - 17 Nov, Wed 24 Nov- 22 Dec
2pm – 3pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

Suitable for 18+ years.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Little Tanks

During the first term we will be focusing on enhancing and embedding performance skills. We will use various methods to achieve this including improvisation, characterisation, and voice work. You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals outside of your usual peer group as well as enjoying their sessions in a fully equipped theatrical space. There will also be a series of drama activities each week that will develop your confidence and aim to boost well-being.

Suitable for ages 12 - 16 years.
Wed 22 Sept - 1 Dec
6pm - 7.30pm
£120 per 10 week term
Booking cut off time: 5pm on Wed 22 Sept

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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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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Keaveney

Do you like to crochet or knit? Join us for a relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.

Suitable for those with experience of crochet / knitting.

Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available.

This session will take place both in person and online via Zoom

Wed 6 Oct, 3 Nov, 8 Dec
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

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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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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!


Autumn 2021
Thur 2 Sept - 23 Dec
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Blended live at Norden Farm and online via Zoom

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 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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Kris Drever

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter.

He has won multiple awards including an incredible seven BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine.

His recent single Scapa Flow 1919 was nominated for Best Original Track by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards whilst his (John Parish produced) album with Lau Midnight and Closedown was released in 2019 by Reveal Records to wild acclaim including being chosen in The Best Albums of The Year feature by The Guardian.

Drever’s voice and guitar form a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, a phenomenal and prolific artist. Kris has collaborated with Cream’s Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita and many more. One of Scotland’s finest and most in demand musicians.

@KrisDrever
@nordenfarm

Kris Drever's Website

'The folk revival has a new standard bearer' Q

'Folk Singer of The Year & Best Original Track Award Winner' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017

'Completely infectious' ★★★★★ BBC Music

'Utterly stunning' fRoots

'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order...a breath of fresh air' Songlines

'Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Kris Drever is a serious talent' Mojo

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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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Respect (12A)

Dir: Liesl Tommy | 145 mins

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a young child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice and become the Queen of Soul. Starring Jennifer Hudson.

The screening on Wed 13 Oct at 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films Ticket Offer
£9 / £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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From The Forties to The Noughties

From The Forties To The Noughties is a charming show of songs, poems and memories from WW2 to present day.

Songs to include those made famous by The Andrews Sisters, Dame Vera Lynn, Peggy Lee, ABBA, The Spice Girls and many more

Funny, romantic and emotional poems paired with entertaining facts about each decade to make you reflect, laugh and think about your own special memories

Performed by the talented Maidenhead actor Clive Woodward and singing duo Razz. Look forward to a great night of entertainment!

Studio
£15

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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.

Half day sessions comprise of a variety of short and long poses.

Any mediums can be used in these sessions.

Sat 9 Oct, Sat 27 Nov
11am - 4pm
£27 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Zorn Palette

Led by Jo Hall.

Paint a still life or portrait in watercolour or acrylic. The Zorn palette is black, vermillion, yellow ochre and white. Painting without blue is both a challenge and a revelation of the subtle colours that can be achieved. You are invited to bring a couple of objects for still life or a portrait photo. Some objects for still life studies will be available.

Bring your own materials and equipment as outlined in the information sheet.

Sat 9 Oct 11am - 4pm
£40

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Daphnis Wind Quintet

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Programme to include:

Samuel Barber Summer Music
Ligeti Six Bagatelles
Francaix Wind Quintet
Nielsen Wind Quintet

The Daphnis Wind Quintet formed from friends in the National Youth Orchestra. They all attended the Royal Academy of Music and on leaving were awarded a chamber music fellowship. They now all have busy careers in major orchestras in the UK but continue to enjoy playing as a quintet.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | £10 for MMS members | £5 for under 18 or free with an adult


Maidenhead Music Society website

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Watercolour Landscapes

Led by Jo Hall

This course will take you back to basics while learning from the masters. Each week exercising a basic technique will be followed by discovering how one of the great watercolourists used it to stunning effect. The artists for reference will include, Lorrain, Cotman, Girtin,and Turner.

Please bring your own watercolours and equipment as indicated on the information sheet.

Tues 7 Sept - Tues 19 Oct (exc Tues 5 Oct)
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course
Booking cut off time: 9am on Tues 7 Sept

  •  12 Oct
  •  19 Oct
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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).

Autumn
Thur 7 Oct - 11 Nov (exc 28 Oct), Thur 18 Nov - 1​6 Dec

11.15am - 12.45pm
or
1pm - 2.30pm

£63 per 5 week course

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Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention has been entertaining music lovers for over half a century.

During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes. But one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance.

This year’s Autumn Tour concert will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and newincluding their latest album ‘Shuffle & Go’ which was released in 2020.

Fairport Convention have won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted their ground-breaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'. Their story has been celebrated with television documentaries on BBC Four and Sky Arts.

The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Gerry Conway on percussion.

'Stuffing their set with a surprising amount of new material for a vintage act, Fairport are still clearly having fun and brought the house down.' The Guardian

'Fairport is an institution, a festival, purveyors of memories, and keepers of the folk flame. But most of all they are a brilliant live band.' Folk & Tumble

Courtyard Theatre
£28

@fairporttouring
@nordenfarm

Fairport Convention's website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Our Best of Canada

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

A tribute to our dear friend Greg Gerard.

Ten people will play a favourite record with a Canadian connection in memory of a lovely man who loved Norden Farm, the Vinyl Frontier and loved his country's music too.

Studio and live stream
£8

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No Time To Die (12A)

Dir: Cary Joji Fukunaga | 163 mins

In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

The screening on Wed 20 Oct at 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films Ticket Offer
£9 / £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Catch of the Day

Ireland, 1966. An ordinary skipper sails into the sleepy town of Dingle with a very unusual catch… 

Chaos immediately ensues and a ridiculous series of events are put into motion, involving the head of the Irish government, a publican who happens to be an amateur marine biologist, a magical dolphin, the actual Queen of England, and a whole bunch of really confused nuns. 

An unbelievable true story, Catch of the Day is a riotous romp of a play, all set in a West of Ireland pub. Built from the testimonies of those who remember, this ‘side-splittingly funny’ (The Irish Post ★★★★★) and ‘utterly joyous’ (Within Her Words ★★★★★) mash-up of live music, comedy, and theatre, is the ‘ideal show for a night out with friends and family’ (London Theatre 1 ★★★★★).

Following an award-nominated run at Edinburgh Fringe (shortlisted for Best Musical), critically acclaimed, sell-out shows in London and Oxford, and fresh from its home-coming Irish tour, Catch of the Day visits Maidenhead for the first time.

Bring your mates and your mammy, grab a pint with the lads from Dingle, and get ready for one craic-ing night out. 

One fish can make a big splash. 

Presented by Red Fox Theatre. Award nominated theatre company, Red Fox Theatre was formed in 2018. They make children's theatre for grown-ups, unashamedly silly, experimental and a little bit educational.

Studio
£15 | £13 concessions
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Fri 15 Oct

@RedFoxTheatre
@nordenfarm

Red Fox Theatre's website

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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.

Sat 18 Sept, Sat 16 Oct, Sat 20 Nov, Sat 18 Dec
11.15am – 4.15pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Bottomless Brunch with Breakfast en Bread

What better way to spend the weekend than by joining us for a relaxed 90 minute brunch?

Our 18th century barns are perfect backdrop for a sociable Saturday morning of food and drinks.

We've teamed up with the fabulous Breakfast en Bread to bring their delicious (and Instagram worthy) food to The Farm.

Bringing together the British love for a great breakfast and the French passion for beautifully baked, fresh bread, Breakfast En Bread uses signature sourdough loaves, hollowed out and packed with delicious, locally sourced ingredients.

Your leisurely brunch wouldn't be complete without bottomless Bloody (or Virgin) Marys, Mimosas, fruit juice, tea and coffee.

Sat 16 Oct and Sat 27 Nov
11.30am - 1pm

Tickets are £27 per person and include either an Original or Vegan Breakfast en Bread™, plus Bloody (or Virgin) Marys, Mimosas, fruit juice, tea and coffee during the 90 minute brunch.

The 90 minutes begins at 11.30am and will end at 1pm. Any drinks after 1pm will need to be paid for.

Book your ticket by selecting you choice of Breakfast en Bread™ - you can find out more about each delicious option below...

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The Amy Winehouse Experience AKA Lioness

Stars in Their Eye’s finalist and X Factor boot-camp contestant Emma Wright provides an authentic tribute to the enormous talent of Amy Winehouse.

Accompanied by a full backing band, they recreate the sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop.

WHY? Be taken on a journey through the emotional rollercoaster of Amy’s song writing, guaranteed to have you singing and dancing throughout this full stage show

Courtyard Theatre
£19 | £17 conc


@WeAreLioness
@nordenfarm

The Amy Winehouse Experience Website

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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

16 Sept - Conundrum by Jan Morris
21 Oct - Men at Arms by Evelyn Waugh
18 Nov - TBC
16 Dec - TBC

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

Thur 16 Sept, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

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Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors (PG)

Nosferatu (1922) is arguably the film that gave birth to the horror genre.

Notable as the first cinematic interpretation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, its combination of expressionistic acting and unforgettable images render it just as powerful and unsettling today as when it first thrilled cinema goers nearly 100 years ago.

Chris Green’s new score was commissioned by English Heritage for a live outdoor screening of the film at Dracula’s spiritual home of Whitby Abbey. The music is a haunting blend of electronic and acoustic instruments performed live by the composer and, combined with FW Murnau’s iconic images, makes for a genuinely remarkable and unique cinematic experience.

Chris has worked in a variety of musical genres including folk, theatre and early music. He’s a regular musician at Shakespeare’s Globe and was also one of the musicians on BBC’s Poldark, appearing in series 1 and 2. He also writes and composes.

Studio
£15 | £13 conc


Click here to visit Chris's website

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Dom Joly

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV.

And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live.

Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger.

Why? The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club

Thursday 21 October 2021
Courtyard Theatre
£18

@domjoly
@nordenfarm

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Sessions

By Ifeyinwa Frederick. A Paines Plough and Soho Theatre Production.

“30 just matters, init. Like there’s no doubt you’re a proper adult then. Like 25 to 29 is just training but 30, it’s real.”

Tunde’s 30th birthday is fast approaching. So, he’s just started therapy because he hasn’t been able to get to the gym for weeks and a recent one-night stand ended in tears – his.

Interrogating the challenge of opening up and accepting our own vulnerabilities, SESSIONS by Ifeyinwa Frederick is a raw, funny, bittersweet deep-dive into the complexities of masculinity, depression and therapy.

Studio
£15 | £13 conc
Booking cut off time: 7pm on Fri 22 Oct

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Oye Santana

Based around the exciting dance rhythms of Santana’s Latin music, Oye Santana is no ordinary tribute to Carlos Santana’s music.

More a party than a concert, this is a feast of Latin music, superb musicianship and hit songs, faithfully re-creating the music of Santana. They bring a powerful and melodic drive to Santana’s Latin rock style, which they play with power, passion and perfection ensuring a fantastic high energy, engaging and fun event.

WHY? Oye Santana play all the hits including the Grammy award-winning Smooth plus Maria Maria, She’s Not There, Black Magic Woman, Samba Pa Ti, Oye Como Va, Jingo and Corazon Espinado

Courtyard Theatre
£20

SOLD OUT
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A Year in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

Starting with January and February we'll explore colour palettes for each two months of the year ending on a festive note for November and December. You will be encouraged to bring your own reference materials and objects.

Please bring your own pastels and equipment as indicated on the information sheet.

Tues 26 Oct - Tues 30 Nov
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course.
Booking cut off time: 9am on Tues 26 Oct

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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 60 minutes.

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Cliff Richard Live – The Great 80 Tour

This October he invites you all to be part of the most fabulous big screen party of the year!

The Great 80 Tour will be broadcast LIVE from the Royal Albert Hall to our big screen on Wednesday 27 October. Featuring a selection of his greatest hits, this will be Cliff Richard's most exciting tour yet. His incredible energy and passion on stage will sweep you off your feet and be sure to have you swaying in the aisles.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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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Loyiso Gola: Pop Culture

Fresh off the release of his hour long Netflix Stand-Up Special 'Unlearning', Loyiso Gola takes us on a hilarious journey exploring the differing impact of pop culture moments around the world.

As seen on: Netflix, Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, QI and Late Night News with Loyiso Gola.

'Behind his playful bewildered style is a brilliant comic brain' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'An engaging hour of silly and serious material' The List

Age guidance 15+ years.

Studio
£15

Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide.

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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.

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

'Crude and unpleasant..for crude and unpleasant people' Seetickets review

'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

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