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november 2020's events

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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 5 Oct - 2 Nov and Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list will be supplied)


Mon 5 Oct - 2 Nov: Cosmos

Led by Amelia Pimlott

We will draw inspiration from imagery and ideas of the cosmos from ancient maps and charts to modern digital photos from space to create designs and images using pens, inks and wax resist techniques.


Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec: Traditions from around the World

Led by Caroline Crawford

Drawing inspiration from art traditions from around the world - Asia to South America, Russia to Africa we will create bold and colourful images with a variety of different materials and techniques.

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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 15 Sept - 6 Oct, 13 Oct - Nov (27 Oct) and 24 Nov - 22 Dec
11am - 12.15pm
£8 per class or £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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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 15 Sept - 6 Oct, 13 Oct - Nov (27 Oct) and 24 Nov - 22 Dec
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class or £28 per 4 week course / £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of each session

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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 23 Sept - 4 Nov (exc 28 Oct) and Wed 11 Nov - 16 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£10 per class | £42 per 6 week online course
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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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 to bring your own mat.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Wed 9 Sept - 7 Oct and 14 Oct - 18 Nov (exc 28 Oct)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 10.30am on the day of each session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your mat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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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. We may not be able to share flowers.

Please bring your own materials and equipment.

Wed 4 Nov - 9 Dec
11.30am – 3pm
£120 per 6 week course

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

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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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.

You will need to bring your own mat.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Wed 9 Sept - 7 Oct and 14 Oct - 18 Nov (exc 28 Oct)
1pm – 2pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

Suitable for 18+ years.


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.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your mat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 1)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

After a long time apart, it’s time we rediscovered all the wonderful reasons we choose to come to Youth Theatre!

We’ll explore how we to tell stories by combining text and movement.

Drawing on the physical theatre styles of companies such as Frantic Assembly, we’ll play with the imaginative possibilities of using music and original text to devise short, original pieces to share at the end of term.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 16 Sept - 25 Nov (exc 28 Oct)
4.15pm - 5.45pm
£97 per 10 week term

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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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 2)

Led Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

After a long time apart, it’s time we rediscovered all the wonderful reasons we choose to come to Youth Theatre!

We’ll explore how we to tell stories by combining text and movement.

Drawing on the physical theatre styles of companies such as Frantic Assembly, we’ll play with the imaginative possibilities of using music and original text to devise short, original pieces to share at the end of term.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 16 Sept - 25 Nov (exc 28 Oct)
6pm - 7.30pm
£97 per 10 week term

If you would like to join the term, please call or email our Box Office team on 01628 788997 / [email protected]

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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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.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Wed 9 Sept - 7 Oct and Wed 14 Oct - 18 Nov (exc 28 Oct)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Wed 9 Sept and 14 Oct

Suitable for 18+ years.

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.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your seat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us (Work in Progress)

In his new show 50 Things About Us, Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, stand up, mischief and really, really well researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom.

Mark picks through the myths, facts and figures of our national identities to ask who do we think we are?

It is a show about money, history, songs, gongs, wigs, unicorns, guns, bungs, sods of soil and rich fuckers.

And how we have so much feeling for such a hollow land.

(In the vein of the Manifesto meets a sweary history channel)

50 Things About Us is also a podcast (coming out in September) and a book published by September Publishing in February 2020 and an art exhibition... in Liverpool January 2020.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Friday 16 October


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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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.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Wed 9 Sept - 7 Oct and Wed 14 Oct - 18 Nov (exc 28 Oct)
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Wed 9 Sept and 14 Oct

Suitable for 18+ years.

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.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your seat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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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!

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Thur 24 Sept - 3 Dec (exc 29 Oct)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class while safely and socially distanced from other participants. When taking part in your session face coverings are non-mandatory, and can be taken off at the start of the session.

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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Calligraphy - Handwriting

Led by Stuart Maxwell

This course is aimed at those who wish to improve their general handwriting.

In contrast to formal calligraphy, general handwriting is a form that requires very little in the way of materials and preparation. Lessons will cover legibility, letter shapes, joins and techniques.

A good pen (fountain pen, biro, rollerball etc), and some good paper are all that is required.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Thur 15 Oct - 26 Nov (exc 29 Oct)
2pm – 4pm
£72 for the 6 week course
Booking cut off time: Thursday 15 October 9am

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

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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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.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Thur 10 Sept - 8 Oct and Thur 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 29 Oct)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 10 Set and 15 Oct

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your seat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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Geoff Norcott - Taking Liberties

Geoff Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is hitting the road again.

Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt without being a dick. Mostly. As seen on The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week.

Geoff has also appeared frequently on Question Time and can be regularly seen putting the cat amongst the pigeons on UK political debate shows. You may have also heard him on his own Radio 4 comedy special or popping up on The Now Show.

He’s written for shows ranging from Have I Got News For You and C4’s Alternative Election to Judge Romesh, Roast Battle and JFL’s Katherine Ryan Stand up show.

Geoff won an operational medal for his five tours performing to British troops in Afghanistan.

WHY? ‘He’s a class act with a mature, sharp take on modern politics’ Sunday Times

‘A Right laugh’ Guardian

‘Happily, he is very funny’ Telegraph

'Gently abrasive, but that's what makes him so entertaining' The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

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.

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

Geoff Norcott's Website

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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.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Thur 10 Sept - 8 Oct and Thur 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 29 Oct)
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 10 Set and 15 Oct

Suitable for 18+ years.

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.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your seat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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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.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Fri 18 Sept - 23 Oct and 6 Nov - 11 Dec
11.30am – 12.45pm
£42 per 6 week course
Booking cut off time: 10.30am on the first day of each course

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your mat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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Musical Memories (Online)

Led by Rona Topaz

A sociable choir for people living with dementia, led by a professional singer.

Even if you think you can’t sing a note, join in with popular jazz, pop and movie theme tunes from the 1940s through to 1980s. Songs covered include Fly Me To the Moon, Que Sera Sera, Edelweiss, You Are My Sunshine, King of the Road and more!

Fri 16 Oct - 18 Dec (exc 30 Oct)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for ages 18+ years

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Chill Club – Yoga for 5–11 years

Led by Carly Brown

Yoga sessions designed for primary school aged children.

Explore lots of different yoga poses in a fun and gentle way. Using your imaginations, you will look at how nature and wildlife inspires many yoga poses and exercises, lion breath for courage, tree pose for strength, cat pose for flexibility for example.

We will then take a short savasana (blanket time) to classical piano music. This resting time allows all the work and play to settle into the children’s bodies and brains. Each session will finish with a poem or reading.

Suitable of ages 5 - 11 years.

You will need one yoga mat and one blanket each.

Fri 18 Sept - 16 Oct and 6 Nov - 4 Dec
4pm – 4.45pm
£37.50 per 5 week term or £8 per session


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.


We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your mat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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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
Booking cut off time: 30 mins before each screening


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.

Click here to visit Chris's website

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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 and Live Stream
£18
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Saturday 7 November

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.

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

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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Uncle Vanya

Filmed at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London in August 2020.

Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their time on an isolated estate, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage).

However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Roger Allam) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar), polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge. As the conflicted family are forced to confront their despair, loneliness and each other, can the beauty of life help them find new hope?

A new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece by Conor McPherson directed by Ian Rickson. As the majority of theatres across the world remain in darkness, Uncle Vanya’s exquisite ensemble overcome the considerable challenges of working in a global pandemic, returning to the Harold Pinter Theatre to film the production, which is currently nominated for four Olivier Awards.

WHY? Full of tumultuous frustration and hidden passions, but brimming with hope and optimism for the future, Uncle Vanya is a must-see event for our times


‘An exquisite production. Perfection’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

‘Toby Jones is superb in Chekhov’s great tragicomedy’ ★★★★★ Financial Times

‘A superlative company achievement – most of us will be lucky if we see a better cast in our lifetimes’ ★★★★ The I

‘This is a Vanya for our times’ Evening Standard

‘Ian Rickson’s striking revival. Such compassion, such life’ ★★★★ The Times

Please note, that in a change to the advertised times, the matinee screening is at 4.30pm

150 mins

£15

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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Crochet Social

Led by Sophie Woods.

Do you like to crochet? Join us for these drop in sessions - 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.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Wed 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec
7pm – 8.30pm
Live at the Farm: £5 (includes a drink from the bar)
Online via Zoom: £2

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

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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Alexander Ullmann (piano)

Winner of the 2017 International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht.

Haydn Sonata in G, Hob XVI 40
Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 (Moonlight)
Schubert/Liszt Ellens dritter Gesang, In der Ferne
Liszt Sonata in B minor

Alexander Ullman has appeared as soloist with major orchestras throughout the world. He has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Seoul Arts Center and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center.

It is a pleasure to welcome him back to Norden Farm, where he played a Beethoven Concerto in 2016, before his appearance at Vienna’s Konzerthaus later in November. His programme range across three famous sonatas, and two of Liszt’s magical Schubert transcriptions.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Thursday 12 November

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.

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

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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Pete Churchill (vocals, piano)

An evening of Jazz, live from the Courtyard Stage and programmed by the late Pat Kelly.

Pete's innovative style and astonishing creativity always produces a performance with the wow factor. He is highly respected in his field as lecturer in Jazz Vocals and Choral Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall. Supported by Simon Allen (saxes), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? Pete has been accompanist to legendary jazz singer Mark Murphy and conductor of the Kenny Wheeler Big Band

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£15


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.

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

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!

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Sat 17 Oct - 5 Dec (exc 31 Oct and 7 Nov)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class while safely and socially distanced from other participants. When taking part in your session face coverings are non-mandatory, and can be taken off at the start of the session.

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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Paint a Topiary Garden in Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall

Topiary gardens are often a wonderful mix of organic and geometric forms, providing a wonderful opportunity to depict forms tonally and for mixing green hues.

In addition to watercolour we may add texture with a few coloured pencils, ink or oil pastel.

Materials: sketchbook for ideas, watercolours and paper, ink, handful of coloured pencils and/or oil pastels, own reference.

Sat 14 Nov
11.30am – 3.30pm
£30

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your workshops station, face coverings are non-mandatory.

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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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

A class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Learn yoga postures, a gentle bedtime yoga sequence, meditations based on popular fairy tales and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience needed.

Bring one yoga mat (per pair) and one blanket each.

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

Sat 12 Sept, 10 Oct, 14 Nov, 12 Dec
2pm – 3pm
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions
Booking cut off time: 5pm on the Friday before each session

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.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your mat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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The Vinyl Frontier: Electric Dreams

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Electronic Pop Music has been part of our lives forever. Hasn't it? Join Jeff in a travel through time as he navigates through the history of the music and the acts that have shaped what we listen to today. In only 12 tracks, starting with 1963 and ending in 1999.

He's bound to leave something out so join him on this adventure and let him know what he should have played!

WHY? 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
£8
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Saturday 14 November


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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Sunday Magic and Storytelling (online)

Led by Patrick Ashe.

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 month's story and what you'll need for each trick!

Sunday 18 October - The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking

For the trick you will need: A piece of paper and a pencil

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

Sun 18 Oct 3pm - 4pm
Sun 15 Nov and 13 Dec 11am - 11.30am
£6 per household
Booking cut off time: 10am on the Sunday of each session before each session

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Norden’s Ark Quiz (online)

In aid of the Norden’s Ark Appeal. Sign up for our fun-filled virtual quiz hosted by quizmaster extraordinaire and Norden Farm favourite Mr Jeffrey Lloyd!

We will be streaming the quiz on Zoom, so why not use this as an opportunity to make up a team of six with family, friends or work colleagues from around the UK and overseas.

Warning - we’ve structured the rounds to suit quizzers of all ages. Children may give adults a run for their money!

All ticket proceeds and donations on the night will go towards our Norden’s Ark Appeal to fund creation and delivery of arts entertainment and activities in live and digital formats for our audiences of all ages.

Live on Zoom
£5 per person or £30 for a team of 6
Booking cut off time: 6pm Wednesday 18 November

Takeaway offer - £10 meals: Book a takeaway meal at the same time as booking your tickets. Choose from gourmet Fish and Chips or 6oz Burger and Chips (vegan options are available). Once you have booked, please call the Cafe Bar on 01628 682566 to order your food and collection time.


Find out more about the ways you can support the Norden’s Ark Appeal here.

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Duchen & Lane

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Jessica Duchen (author/narrator) and Piers Lane (piano) Present ‘Immortal’.

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven we have invited Jessica Duchen to read extracts from her recent book Immortal , the mystery of Beethoven’s lost love whom he called Immortal Beloved. The readings will be interspersed with Beethoven piano music from Piers Lane, including the whole of his last piano sonata op 111.

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
£15
Booking cut off time: Thursday 19 November 7pm

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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Winter Night Market and Christmas Fair

Winter Night Market

Fri 20 Nov 6pm – 9pm

Christmas Fair

Sat 21 Nov 11.30am – 5pm

Our popular Artisan Fairs return – held in the Linhay barns outside and providing a safe shopping experience.

WHY? Enjoy mulled wine and live music as you browse stalls selling hand crafted goods

Free Entry

  •  20 Nov FREE
  •  21 Nov FREE
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Impromptu Shakespeare

Bursting with love, poetry, comedy, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in-between.

Impromptu Shakespeare brings you an entirely new and unique Shakespeare play inspired by audience suggestions to delight Shakespeare nerds and newbies alike.

Featuring a cast of leading theatrical and comedic improvisers, they've performed five critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and two at the Bristol Shakespeare Festival.

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

WHY? 'Sublime... side-splittingly hilarious' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'Chaotic, riotous fun' ★★★★★ PlaysToSee

'Ingenious and very funny' Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£15 (£13 Supporters)
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Friday 20 November

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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Oldilocks and the 3 Bears

The first of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

Oldilocks finds a teddy bear in the park and remembers a delicious bowl of porridge she tasted years ago in the woods. Something else happened but she can’t quite remember what… so she sets off for the forest.

Join Oldilocks as she sets off for another adventure followed by a scruffy old pigeon. Will she find the bears' house and what will happen then?

A wonderfully funny and warmhearted celebration of the classic story, starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar… and 3 funny bears who love their breakfast.

Expect to be spellbound by lovingly crafted puppets, music and some steaming bowls of porridge!

The latest show from Garlic Theatre, who have previously brought Eggs on Legs, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Three Little Pig Tails to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

Run time 50 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

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. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

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

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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Andy Parsons: Healing the Nation (tour warm up)

Boris Johnson replaces Theresa May as PM. Show REWRITTEN.

The 2019 General Election happens. Show REWRITTEN again.

COVID-19 arrives – show REWRITTEN for the third time. So the 2019/2020 Healing the Nation Tour has become the 2019/2020/2021 Healing the Nation Tour, and as the tour has gone on, there’s been less and less healing and more and more of the opposite.

Admittedly, I could have changed the title but it still seemed strangely appropriate - and some of the gigs have been rescheduled so it would prove confusing to existing ticketholders if the ticket said 'Healing the Nation' but the show was now called 'My Life in Ballet'.

So, we have the serially rewritten Healing the Nation Tour 2019/2020 now extended into 2021, not so much due to popular demand but more lack of open venues. And with negative powers of healing. Yet this latest, very new version of the show is my favourite so far.

Courtyard Theatre
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Thursday 26 November


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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Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

TV favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show.

At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s knot.

Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.

Recent TV includes Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible, she’s a regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.

WHY? ‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald

‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful‘ The Telegraph

Age Guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

@lucyportercomic
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