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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Tuesdays (exc 3 Apr, 10 Apr and 29 May)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Watercolour Still Life

Led by Jo Hall.

A watercolour course that will help you compose colourful still life paintings to include objects with smooth, patterned or textured surfaces and garden flowers. Reference works by the contemporary watercolourist Paul Riley and discover ways of arranging still life objects with regard to tonal qualities and colour balance, in addition to learning more about colour mixing and painting techniques.

Please bring own materials.

Tues 1 May – 12 Jun (exc 29 May)
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Tuesdays (exc 3 Apr, 10 Apr and 29 May)
3 - 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Give yourself a moment to relax, unwind and stretch your body. Pilates helps to strengthen and tone muscles, improves posture, balance and flexibility, and helps you have a longer, leaner and stronger body.

Spring
17 Apr – 15 May
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£50 per 5 week course

Summer
Tues 22 May – 19 Jun and 26 Jun – 24 Jul
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£50 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

'Body Control Pilates' is a Registered Trade Mark used on licence.

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Digi Den II

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.

Spring
Tuesdays (from Tues 9 Jan)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

Summer
Tuesdays (from Tues 1 May)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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It’s a Dog’s Life – Paula Zimmerman

Paula gained a degree in Art and Art History at Scarborough University in 1998 as a mature student.

Her career as an artist began as a ceramicist making quirky animals. She became interested in painting, initially as an abstract painter. Now she enjoys working with colour design and animals. She combines both in her animal portraits.

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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton.

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of current music. This is contemporary dance smashed up and easy to learn!

All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for 9+ years.

Spring
Tuesdays (from Tues 9 Jan)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

Summer
Tuesdays (from Tues 1 May)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

An opportunity for all those who enjoy singing a toe-tapping repertoire, from Bach to the Beatles and Gershwin to Gospel. No audition or sight-reading required.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Tues 1 May – 17 Jul (exc 29 May and 5 Jun)
7pm - 8.15pm
£80 per 10 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

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West My Friend

Grassroots folk music from the West coast of Canada.

West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and three-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop influences.

WHY? ‘Canada’s modern folk elite’ Folk Radio UK

Studio
£14

@WestMyFriend
@nordenfarm

West My Friend's website

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Norden Farm Improv Group

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

A brand new drama group for adults based on improvisation skills and techniques. Fuel your imagination and liberate your creativity while connecting with new people in these fun weekly sessions that will explore improvisation variously with props, music and topical debate.

1 May - 10 July (excl. 29 May)
Tuesdays 8.30pm - 10pm
£72 for 10 week course or £8 per class

Drop in session: Tuesday 24 April
Join us for an additional session, the perfect opportunity to try out the class before you book for the whole term!

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Wednesdays (exc 4 Apr, 11 Apr and 30 May)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per sibling or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a baby under 6 months

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Amanda Schenk.

A sociable group for people who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now!

Do you have a box of art materials that you keep meaning to use? Did you used to create art but stopped doing it somewhere along the line? Are you inspired to make art when you go to exhibitions?

Professional artist Amanda Schenk leads this creative community. Play with materials, go on art adventures and explore your arty side. You’ll grow in creative confidence, meet new people and have fun getting playful with a range of art techniques.

Wed 2 May – 23 May, 6 Jun – 27 Jun and 4 Jul – 18 Jul
10.30am - 12.30pm
£48 for 4 week course | £36 for 3 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Square (15)

Dir: Ruben Östlund 2017 | 142 mins

(English and Swedish with English subtitles)

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum. He's gearing up to launch their next show, The Square. When he becomes the victim of a scam, it forces him to question the world around him and his place in it. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

WHY? ‘Supremely fresh, witty and thought-provoking’ ★★★★ Time Out

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special 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.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'The Troublemaker gang had me film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

'Troublemaker helped foster the creativity I use every day in my animation and video work' James Willis

'Troublemaker gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard


£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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.

Spring
18 Apr – 16 May
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Book Club

Price includes a drink from the bar.

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

Summer
Wed 2 May, 6 Jun, 4 Jul and 1 Aug
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

  • Wed 2 May - The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  • Wed 6 Jun - Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks
  • Wed 4 Jul - Tangerine by Christine Mangan
  • Wed 1 Aug - The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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Ahir Shah and Lou Sanders

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival Preview.

Ahir Shah's sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up features a blend of philosophical inquiry, political vigour, and sweet gags.

‘Fiendishly clever and furious’ ★★★★ The Times

Lou Sanders has appeared on BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, E4’s Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth.

‘Destined for hugeness’ Time Out

WHY? Ahir is an internationally-acclaimed performer and Lou has written for Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats and BBC2’s Mock the Week

Studio
£10

@AhirShah
@LouSanders
@nordenfarm

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Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (15)

Dir: Lorna Tucker 2018 | 78 mins, UK

An unprecedented documentary following Dame Vivienne Westwood’s journey from her childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. Blending archive footage, beautifully crafted reconstruction and insightful interviews.

WHY? An intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special 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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Acoustic Guitar - 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.

Spring
18 Apr – 16 May
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

19 Apr – 17 May
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Zumba

Led by Annet Bowler.

A fun, friendly and easy to follow dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.


Spring
Thur 4 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 29 Mar)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Sun 7 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 1 Apr)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

Summer
Thur 3 May – 30 Aug (exc 31 May and 2 Aug)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Paper Craft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Build up your paper crafting skills and master new techniques. Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing and more. Use a variety of equipment and tools each week.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Thur 3 May – 24 May and 14 June – 5 Jul
10.30am – 12pm
£12 per session or £45 for 4 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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ROH Live: Manon

A live screening of this masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

Manon’s brother Lescaut offers her to the highest bidder, but she elopes to Paris with Des Grieux. She becomes Monsieur GM’s mistress, is arrested as a prostitute and eventually dies from exhaustion.

£15

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The War of the Worlds

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's.

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage in this funny yet faithful adaptation. Musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm recreate deadly heat-rays, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale. The chances of success? A million to one.

WHY? ‘Part alternative rock band, part thespian. Wholly charming’ The Times

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@ThePantaloons
@nordenfarm

The Pantaloons 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.

Spring
Thur 11 Jan 11 – 8 Feb, 22 Feb – 22 Mar and 19 Apr – 17 May
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning 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.

Spring
20 Apr – 18 May
9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 week course

Summer
Fri 8 Jun – 13 Jul and 20 Jul – 31 Aug (exc 3 and 10 Aug)
9.30am – 10.45am
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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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).

Spring
Fri 12 Jan – 9 Feb and 23 Feb – 23 Mar
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

Summer
Fri 4 May – 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun) and 15 Jun – 13 Jul
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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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.

Spring
Fridays (exc 12 Feb, 2 Apr, 9 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Summer
Fridays (exc 1 Jun)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions


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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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning 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.

Spring
20 Apr – 18 May
11am – 12.15pm
£35 per 5 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Summer
Fri 8 Jun – 13 Jul and 20 Jul – 31 Aug (exc 3 and 10 Aug)
11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Isle of Dogs (PG)

Dir: Wes Anderson 2018 | 101 mins, US/De

When all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage dump, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone to Trash Island. He is in search of his dog, Spots. With the assistance of his newly found canine friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate of the entire Prefecture.

WHY? ‘Wes Anderson's scintillating stop-motion has bite’ ★★★★ The Guardian

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special 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.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Fri 4 May at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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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).

Spring
Fri 12 Jan – 9 Feb and 23 Feb – 23 Mar
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

Summer
Fri 4 May – 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun) and 15 Jun – 13 Jul
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.

Spring
Fridays (from Fri 5 Jan)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

Summer
Fridays (from Fri 27 Apr)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Voodoo Room: A Night Of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream

Stunning power trio Voodoo Room make a welcome return to Norden Farm. The bring with them a high energy show featuring all of your favourite Hendrix, Clapton and Cream tunes.

The band deliver an incredible performance in the true spirit of these legendary superstars, with a virtuosity that transcends tribute band status.

The line up features some of the UK's finest musicians who have recorded and toured with the likes of Stevie Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish and Thunder.

WHY? Enjoy classics tracks including Watchtower, Hey Joe, Sunshine Of Your Love, Purple Haze and Layla

'Stunning!’ Time Out

‘Incredible Musicians!’ Neneh Cherry

’10/10 Superb!’ Classic Blues Mag

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@VoodooRoom1
@nordenfarm

Voodoo Room's website

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The Vinyl Frontier: London 0 Hull 4 v Welcome to the Beautiful South

The Housemartins battle The Beautiful South.

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Hull vs Hull, Heaton vs Heaton. Throw in some frantic indie pop, wistful but sharp lyrics, a boy called Quentin, a singing drummer and a solitary girl and you have a cocktail for a heartwarming evening of musical magic. Happy Hour and Song for Whoever, Flag Day and You Keep it All In. Who wins out? Someone from Hull, that’s for certain.

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and on fabulous hi-fi!

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

The Vinyl Frontier's website

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

A dynamic yoga class with precise alignment focus. Linking the breath with a flow of postures and time at the end for relaxation will leave you feeling stronger, more flexible, calm and renewed. Deborah Le Vene-Page has been teaching yoga since 2005, her classes are fun, friendly, inspiring and suitable for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term
Suitable for 18+ years

Summer
Sat 5 May – 28 Jul (exc 2 Jun)
Sat 4 and 11 Aug (drop in)
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term


Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

The class on Saturday 3 March has been rescheduled for Saturday 31 March. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Family Fit Steps

Led by Julie Antonsen.

A fun dance class for all the family. A Ballroom and Latin Dance based workout created by Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite of Strictly fame. Learn to Jive, Waltz and Cha to music from Dean Martin to Olly Murs.

Children aged 13+ years are welcome if accompanied by a paying adult.

Sat 5 May – 18 Aug (exc 19 May, 2 Jun, 14 Jul and 11 Aug)
10.15am – 11am
£5 per person per class

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Janine Johnson's Confessions of a Soul Diva

Norden Farm is excited to welcome soul diva Janine Johnson to Maidenhead, accompanied by pianist Emilio Merone.

Confessions of a Soul Diva is a witty, sassy yet thought provoking offering. It is a chance to experience this soulful songstress up close and personal.

What are the ingredients for the making of a Soul Diva? Let Janine enlighten you.

As well as being a rising solo artist on the jazz/soul music scene, Janine is a lead vocalist with the Westcoast Soulstars, the Cool Million Family and Urban Voices Collective. She also works regularly in the music industry as a session singer. Her collaborations include: Ian Shaw, Paloma Faith, Bobby McFerrin, Take That, George Michael, Ray Davies, The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Sarah Jane Morris, David Arnold and more.

Janine is adventurous and passionate about life in general. She lived and worked in Spain for 12 years before returning to London to further her music/acting career. She trained in Musical theatre at Guildford School of Acting and has played a number of roles in theatre and TV. Her most recent roles have been inThe Harder They Come, Blues Brothers and E4's Midnight Beast. As a singer/songwriter she has one album; Strength, Wisdom and Growth, a freshly released EP called Passion with the second album due for release in 2018.

Why? Expect music from divas past and present - including Shirley Bassey, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan and more

Studio
£15 (£13 Advantage Card)


@Janninemusic
@nordenfarm

Janine Johnson's website

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Zumba (Sundays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

A fun and friendly, easy to follow class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

Sun 6 May – 26 Aug (exc 3 Jun and 5 Aug)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen.

A mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing style. A variety of music accompanies these styles such as Shania Twain and Keith Urban (country) to Rebecca Ferguson and Megan Trainer (pop) with everything in between.

No partner necessary.

Spring
Sun 14 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 1, 8 and 15 Apr)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Summer
Sun 6 May – 26 Aug
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Pons Aelius

The sextet’s expansive sound is a unique approach to the traditional music of Britain and beyond.

Expect fiery bagpipe jigs, tender mandolin fronted soundscapes and everything in between. The band’s double bass, guitar and bodhrán rhythm section provides a solid yet vibrant foundation for ambitious flute, whistle, bagpipe, mandolin and banjo lines.

WHY? ‘Newcastle-based, Scots-infused sextet Pons Aelius have made quite a name for themselves on the live circuit’ RnR Magazine

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@ponsaeliusmusic
@nordenfarm

Pons Aelius's website

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I Got Life! (15)

Dir: Blandine Lenoir 2017 | 89 mins, Fr

(French with English subtitles)

Aurore is fifty, flirty and not so-thriving. Her world is turned upside down when a past flame returns, reigniting her lust for life and love. A witty and wonderful ode to embracing age whilst staying young.

WHY? Award winner Agnes Jaoui stars in this intelligent and uplifting film

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special 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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All England Theatre Festival - Local Division

A festival of one-act plays from local youth and adult groups, with comments from a professional adjudicator and trophies to be won.

The winning group on Saturday will compete in the Area Final on Sunday.

WHY? Join us for the whole week and see if you agree with the final choices!

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£9 conc)

Join us on Sunday for the Area Final!
Sun £12 for one session, £20 for both.
Buffet Supper between sessions £12 (must be booked in advance).

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, fiddle player and vocalist Peter Knight turns his full attention to Gigspanner.

They are one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene. The trio take self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements.

WHY? ‘Gigspanner are reshaping tradition in fascinating ways’ fRoots Magazine

Presented by RM Promotions.

Studio
£17

@Gigspanner
@nordenfarm

Peter Knight's Gigspanner website

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Flo & Joan and Glenn Moore

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival Preview.

Musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan present an hour of dark, witty songs. Their viral hit song The 2016 Song received over 50 million views.

‘Intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

Glenn Moore has been seen on BBC2’s Mock the Week and heard on Absolute Radio’s The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show and BBC Radio 4.

‘Relentlessly silly and gag-laden’ ★★★★ The List

WHY? Flo & Joan are known for the Nationwide adverts and Glenn is one half of sketch duo Thünderbards

Studio
£10

@FloandJoan
@TheNewsAtGlenn
@nordenfarm

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Darkest Hour (PG)

Dir: Joe Wright 2017 | 125 mins

Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face one of his most defining trials. To explore a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany or stand firm to fight for the ideals of a nation. The threat of invasion is imminent. Churchill must rally a nation and attempt to change the course of world history.

WHY? This winner of two Academy Awards is back by popular demand

‘Gary Oldman is a tremendous Winston Churchill in high-octane drama’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special 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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Jarlath Regan: Organ Freeman

A selfish man ('A very funny man at the peak of his powers' - Irish Post) is forced to reassess his entire life when his best friend needs a kidney.

A stand up show from the creator of multi-million downloaded Irishman Abroad podcast, about life and death, give and take, Ant and Dec, youth and young manhood, getting it wrong while getting it right and never worrying about anything ever again.

Organ Freeman is Jarlath’s ninth solo show and by far his biggest to date. Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe (Named in The Independent's Top 20 Jokes Of The Fringe) the show will continue on tour throughout the UK in the autumn culminating in this final performance at Leicester Square Theatre.

You may know Jarlath Regan from such television shows as ITV's Tonight At The Palladium, BBC's Russell Howard’s Good News and Comedy Central's Standup Central. As recommended by Ardal O’Hanlon, Marc Maron, Jack Whitehall, Jason Byrne, The Times, The Telegragh, The Guardian and Tripadvisor.

‘Side-splitting stuff’ ★★★★ Metro

‘More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in an hour’ ★★★★ Herald

Studio
£12

@Jarlath
@nordenfarm

Jarlath'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.

Spring
Sat 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 Mar and 21 Apr
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee.

Summer
Sat 12 May, 23 Jun, 7 Jul and 14 Jul
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee.

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  12 May SOLD OUT
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Ready Player One (12A)

Dir: Steven Spielberg 2018 | 140 mins, US

It’s 2045 and the world is on the brink of chaos. Salvation is found in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe. When its creator James Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a hidden digital Easter egg, sparking a contest that grips the entire world.

WHY? A reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special 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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Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger

The majestic mountain moose in a tiger striped onesie brings his thrilling new show to Maidenhead.

Find yourself a comfy lap and settle in for an evening of hilarity with Canada's furriest friend. He disgorges all your favourite spittle impregnated cultural furballs (such as why the hell do your coffee shops close at 6pm!!!?? You don't even like coffee!? This isn't your call to make!!) onto your favourite comfy tea-sipping slippers.

Expect a raucous evening of post-scratchin' and kickin' litter aboot the hoose while Campbell tickles chins. No rabbits, mice or children and please be kind to our neighbours by not crapping in their gardens on the way home!

WHY? ‘A fantastic yarn weaver, with charming tales of his travels and hugely funny observations’ Time Out

Studio
£14

Craig Campbell website

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

Sunday 4 March
Of Mice and Rice and other Tiny Tales - traditional folk tales

Sunday 22 April
The Little Hamster from the Water


£3 per person (45 mins)

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All England Theatre Festival - Area Final (2pm)

Culmination of the festival of one-act plays from local youth and adult groups, with comments from a professional adjudicator and trophies to be won.

Courtyard Theatre

£12 for one session, £20 for both.
Buffet Supper between sessions £12 (must be booked in advance)

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All England Theatre Festival - Area Final (7pm)

Culmination of the festival of one-act plays from local youth and adult groups, with comments from a professional adjudicator and trophies to be won.

Courtyard Theatre

£12 for one session, £20 for both.
Buffet Supper between sessions £12 (must be booked in advance)

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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Spring
Mondays (exc 16 Feb, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Summer
Mondays (exc 28 May)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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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Monday Morning Yoga

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. We will look at some gentle yoga spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, some simple, basic yogic breathing practises and some guided relaxations to take us to a state of relaxed wellbeing.

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.

Mon 14 May – 25 Jun (exc 28 May)
Mon 2 Jul – 6 Aug (exc 30 Jul)
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £42 per 6 week course

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, relax your body and mind, reduce stress, improve your balance, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Mon 15 Jan – 19 Feb and 12 Mar – 30 Apr (exc 2 and 9 Apr)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class
£42 per 6 week course

Summer
Mon 14 May – 2 Jul and 9 Jul – 20 Aug (exc 28 May, 25 Jun and 30 Jul)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, relax your body and mind, reduce stress, improve your balance, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Mon 15 Jan – 19 Feb and 12 Mar – 30 Apr (exc 2 and 9 Apr)
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£7 per class | £42 per 6 week course

Summer
Mon 14 May – 2 Jul and 9 Jul – 20 Aug (exc 28 May, 25 Jun and 30 Jul)
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£7 per class | £42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Dean Piacentini – Places, Traces, Spaces

Dean fell under the spell of Abstract art as a bass playing art student in the late 1970s.

He tries to generate a series of visually interesting juxtapositions, which lead to a sense of wholeness and recognition as the piece finally slips into view.

Meet the Artist for his Private View on Friday 18th May between 6pm – 8pm.

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Step out of 'busy, busy, doing, doing' and drop into just 'being', to find some calm amongst the chaos. Learn how to focus on the present to help manage thoughts and feelings and to improve mental well-being.

Mindfulness for Insomnia
Tues 17 Apr
Is your mind stuck in the ‘on’ position, making the idea of sleep impossible? This session looks at how mindfulness regulates stress to create a sense of calmness conducive to restful sleep.

Mindfulness - Taking care of ourselves to be able to take care of others
Tues 15 May
It is easy to think of Mindfulness as selfish but actually, recharging ourselves
and learning stress reductions to pass on to others can be the wisest choice we make.

Mindfulness - Acceptance, what if there is no need to change?
Tues 12 Jun
Always trying to be better, nicer, more efficient...No wonder we're stressed!
Is acceptance of who we are the key?

Mindfulness - Feel it to Heal it
Tues 10 Jul
Responding to stressors and other difficulties in our life requires us first to notice what is going on for us. This session explores how we often distract ourselves to avoid feeling discomfort.

Mindfulness - Just noticing
Tues 14 Aug
Expanding on last month session we will continue to explore how noticing what is
going on in the present moment can bring us more in touch with ourselves and
free us up from worry and anxiety.

7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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NT Live: Macbeth

190 mins.

An encore screening of Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

WHY? Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

Wed 16 May 2pm
£15

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An American in Paris - The Musical

155 mins.

A live screening (Wed) of the Tony Award winning musical, direct from London's West End.

Set against the backdrop of postwar Paris, with the city recovering from Nazi occupation. An American GI has a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer. It leads to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love.

WHY? Directed by Royal Ballet Associate, Christopher Wheeldon

'Truly ravishing' The Guardian

£15

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120 Beats Per Minute (15)

Dir: Robin Campillo 2018 | 140 mins, Fr

(French with English subtitles)

1990s Paris. As the AIDS epidemic tears through their community, the members of ACT UP Paris are fighting for survival. They battle against governmental apathy, pharmaceutical greed and public ignorance. But they also go out partying, debate politics and, occasionally, fall in love.

WHY? Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special 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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Tania Edwards and Pierre Novellie

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival Preview.

Tania Edwards’ credits include Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week, BBC2’s Mock the Week and BBC Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4).

‘Sublime... brilliant’ Chortle

Pierre Novellie is a regular correspondent in BBC2’s The Mash Report hosted by Nish Kumar.

‘A genuinely hilarious comedian’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

WHY? Tania recently supported Katherine Ryan on her sell out tour and Pierre was nominated for Best Club Comic at the 2017 Chortle Awards

Studio
£10

@taniaedwards
@pierrenovellie
@nordenfarm

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Acrylics: Trees and Woodlands

Led by Karen Carter.

Using expressive techniques, applying paint, pastels and inks with palette knives, cardboard, sticks and pipettes, students will learn to convey the many qualities of trees. These techniques can then be incorporated into a painting of a bluebell wood.

No experience needed. Demonstrations, exercises and individual help will be available throughout the day. Please bring own materials.

Fri 18 May
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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The Alter Eagles

Fans of the Eagles are in for a real treat. Expect over two hours of hits from one of the world's favourite bands.

With a setlist including Hotel California, Desperado, Take it Easy, Life in the Fast Lane, One of These Nights, Lyin' Eyes and many more. There’s also a selection of solo numbers from the likes of Joe Walsh and Don Henley.

WHY? Sweet country harmonies, rocking twin electric guitars, powerful ballads and down and dirty Californian rock

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@AlterEaglesUK
@nordenfarm

Alter Eagles website

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

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

Summer
Sat 19 May, 23 Jun and 25 Aug
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Wonderstruck (PG)

Dir: Todd Haynes 2017 | 116 mins, US

Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel. Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress. Starring Julianne Moore.

WHY? ‘A tender study of three children yearning to find their place’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special 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.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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The Jigantics

The five piece band perform country, referencing folk, Cajun, zydeco and blues as their major influences.

Between them, they play squeezeboxes, mandolin, harmonica, mandocello, guitars, ukulele, flute, and drums. They are multi instrumentalists who frequently swop instruments on stage throughout their set and share lead vocals, as well as four part harmonies.

WHY? ‘A roots driven country band who were a high class, highlight act’ The Telegraph

Studio
£14

@TheJigantics
@nordenfarm

The Jigantic's website

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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. Get ready to fly! Class includes elements of acroyoga.

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

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

Spring
Sunday 28 Jan, 25 Feb, 25 Mar, 29 Apr
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

Summer
Sunday 20 May, 24 June, 22 Jul, 26 Aug
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

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Andrea Valeri

The Italian acoustic guitarist is known for his thumbstyle, fingerstyle and flatpicking techniques.

He is an ambassador of acoustic music and is already a veteran of many of the biggest stages around the globe. Andrea has collaborated and shared the stage with many of the most important artists of the guitar and music world. Andrea is a YouTube sensation with videos of over 100,000 views.

WHY? ‘A guitar genius, one of the best guitar players in the world’ John Doan

Studio
£14

@AndreaValeri
@nordenfarm

Andrea Valeri's website

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Ghost Stories (15)

Dir: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman 2017 | 98 mins, UK

Phillip Goodman is a professor of psychology and an arch sceptic. His rationality is tested to the hilt when he receives a letter from beyond the grave. His mentor Charles Cameron went missing fifteen years before, presumed dead. Yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must meet...

WHY? An adaptation of the critically acclaimed stage play

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special 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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Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey.

Giving children the opportunity to learn and explore through exciting and fun art activities – and we do all the clearing up!

Spring
Mondays (from 19 Feb, exc 2 and 9 Apr)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Summer
Mondays (from 14 May, exc 28 May, 18 Jun)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.


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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The Arts Society Maidenhead

The Arts Society Maidenhead provides an exciting programme of monthly lectures on the third Monday of the month, covering a wide range of subjects.

The speakers are all engaging communicators, who excel in their field. The Society offers enjoyable opportunities to discover and support the arts of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Come along to make new friends in convivial surroundings.

To enquire about membership or to attend a lecture as a guest, please email maidenhead@theartssociety.org

Mon 15 Jan - Andrew Davies - English Fairs, Markets and Shops
Mon 19 Feb - Valerie Woodgate - The Mysterious World of Salvador Dali
Mon 19 March - Mark Hill – Undressing Antiques
Mon 16 April - John Ericson – Norman Rockwell, Great American Artist, or Mere Illustrator?
Mon 21 May - Sarah Lenton – Opera, The Melting Pot of Culture
Mon 18 June - Dick Bolton – Gardens Great and Small
Mon 17 Sept - Steve Kershaw – The Elgin Marbles
Mon 15 Oct - Malcolm Kenwood – The Fine Art of Crime, Fakes and Forgeries

If you are already a member, you can also pre-book a lunch meal deal for your next lecture, please click here for more information.

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The Arts Society Lunch

Make the most of your day at Norden Farm by booking for lunch.

Arts Society Lunch tickets entitle you to a main course from our lunch menu and hot or cold drink for just £10.

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Spring Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop

Led by Louise Temple.

A fun and creative workshop. Learn from a professional florist how to make a hand tied bunch of flowers with a selection of beautiful spring flowers to take home or give to a friend as a gift!

Tues 22 May
7pm – 8.30pm
£30 plus £15 materials fee

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Chris While and Julie Matthews

The duo’s musical partnership began when they were members and writers in legendary folk-rock group The Albion Band and now are also a key part of St Agnes Fountain.

Both are superb singers and multi-instrumentalists, Julie plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica and accordion. Chris plays guitar, bodhran, banjo, dulcimer and percussion.

WHY? Winners in the Best Duo category at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and ten times nominated since 2001 in the Best Duo, Best Song and Best Live Act categories

Studio
£16.50

Presented by RM Promotions.

@whilematthews
@nordenfarm

Chris While and Julie Matthews' website

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Creative Bookbinding

Led by Janina Maher.

Japanese Stab Stitch
Wed 23 May
Learn how to make your own books using traditional and attractive Japanese stab stitch binding techniques. Suitable for beginners. Some manual dexterity needed for measuring and cutting.

Concertina Book
Wed 20 Jun
On this workshop we will make a blank concertina books with a stiff cover and a window to inset an embellishment. Suitable for beginners. Some manual dexterity needed for measuring and cutting.

Leather Book
Wed 18 Jul
Make your own cute little soft backed notebook with leather cover and ribbon closure, using a simple but decorative exposed stitch binding technique. Suitable for beginners. Some manual dexterity needed for measuring and cutting.

2pm – 4pm
£20 per class
£5 materials fee

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Gilmore & Roberts

The contemporary folk/acoustic duo combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship.

Their trademark harmonies create a powerful wall of sound. Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) have been nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. They have toured with Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

WHY? 'Hot property' fRoots

Studio
£15

@gilmoreroberts
@nordenfarm

Gilmore & Roberts website

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Jack Barry and Adam Hess

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival Preview.

Jack Barry is one half of sketch duo Twins. He has performed at the prestigious Comedy Zone at the Edinburgh Fringe.

‘Instantly likeable’ Three Weeks

Adam Hess is the star of ITV’s Tonight at the London Palladium and Live from the BBC.

‘Good quality gags per minute’ The Independent

WHY? Jack has supported James Acaster on tour and Adam has been nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award

Studio
£10

@JBazzler
@adamhess1
@nordenfarm

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Acrylics: Still Life - An Abstract Approach

Led by Karen Carter.

Looking at the work of Ben Nicolson and John Button for inspiration students will combine textured surfaces, blocks of colour and linework to produce interesting quirky interpretations of a still life subject.

No experience needed for this fun experimental day.

Fri 25 May
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

Dir: Mike Newell 2018 | 123 mins, US/UK

Writer Juliet Ashton strikes up correspondence with The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She plans a visit to write about their experiences under Nazi occupation. But it soon becomes clear that the war is not yet over for the island’s inhabitants. Starring Lily James and Jessica Brown Findlay.

WHY? A beautiful story of love and friendship, based on the best-selling novel

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special 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.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Fri 25 May at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Wine Club

Led by The Wine Inspector.

A series of wine workshops exploring the wonderful world of wine! All you need is your palate and an open mind – no experience necessary! Our resident wine expert uncorks the doors of wine, tasting 3 wines each month.

Spring
Fri 12 Jan, 9 Feb, 9 Mar and 6 Apr
8pm – 9pm
£15

Summer
Fri 25 May, 8 Jun, 6 Jul and 3 Aug
8pm – 9pm
£15 per session

Suitable for 18+ years


Friday 6 April – Pretty in Pink – Rose Wines for Summer
Hopefully by this time we might just see a little sunshine and feel some warmth creeping from behind the clouds. What can be nicer than opening a bottle of chilled rose wine on a warm summer evening? The Wine Inspector will discuss how rose is made and taste 3 different options.


Friday 25 May - Wine with Barbecues
This week is the 22nd National BBQ week, so what better time to look at some great BBQ wines. They are also two of The Wine Inspector's favourite things in the world to do – drink wine and get the barbie going! We’ll take a look at 3 wines, the best styles with what foods why some wines go better than others.


Friday 8 June – Organic, Natural, Biodynamic
Organic wines are growing at 8% per year well ahead of the mainstream wine market. However there is still a lot of confusion about the differences between Organic, Natural and Biodynamic. Try 3 wines to discover if they are any different to ‘normal’ wines and discuss the differences, how to look for them and what you should pay for them.


Friday 6 July – Wines & food matching
Always confusing and there are no rights and wrongs, but perhaps some truisms that still have real meaning. The Wine Inspector will look at the history of wine and food matching approaches and how to tackle the difficult food areas like chocolate and some myths like wine and cheese! We’ll taste three wines and make some suggestions as to how best to use them.


Friday 3 August - How to read a Wine label & Wine List
Labels on wine can be very confusing and detecting which way to go on a wine list can be even more baffling. The Wine Inspector will look at some rules and broken rules to help when stood in front of those endless rows of bottles or what to do with the enormous ‘bible’ of a wine menu. Having done the dry outside then we’ll get the wet inside with 3 wines and see how the labels match-up to the wine inside!

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Spring into Summer with Stan Sulzmann (sax)

One of Europe and the UK's leading jazz artists.

Stan Sulzmann has a rich and varied career that has included playing with musicians as diverse as Kenny Wheeler, Larry Grenadier and Gwilym Simcock. Supported by his personal choice of rhythm sections – The Pendulum Trio: Clark Tracey (drums), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? ‘It simply doesn’t get any better than this’ All About Jazz

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Stan Sulzmann's website

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The Leisure Seeker (15)

Dir: Paolo Virzì, 2017 | 112 mins, It/Fr

Ella and John head out on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker. The pair recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

WHY? Starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special 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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Vibrant Water and Boat Study in Chalk Pastels

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Working on contrasting coloured paper, students create a colourful landscape featuring rippling water and a central boat. The focus is to use the contrasting undercolour of the paper, working with layers of chalk pastels. Stage by stage guidence is given to build this beautiful piece.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring chalk pastels if you have them. Water colour paper available to purchase from tutor.

Sat 26 May
10am – 3pm
£39

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Hancock and Co

Celebrating over 60 years of Hancock’s Half Hour.

James performs a one man show including one lost episode and two episodes he has written in the same style as Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. He is a master at recreating the accents and personas of favourites such as Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.

WHY? Performed in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience, bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy

Studio
£15 (£13 Supporters)

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this Easter holidays.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Tues 3 Apr – Robots
Wed 4 Apr – Buzzy Bees
Thurs 5 Apr – Circus (acrobats and clowns)
Fri 6 Apr – Spring (lamb and daffodil)
Sat 7 Apr – Paddington

Mon 9 Apr – Pets
Tues 10 Apr - Beaded necklaces & bracelets
Wed 11 Apr - Treasure troves
Thur 12 Apr - Design a tote bag
Fri 13 Apr - Mosaic coasters
Sat 14 Apr – Peter and the Wolf characters

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

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Children are Stinky

Presented by Circus Trick Tease.

Set in the 90s (with all your parents’ favourite tracks) this is a show full of circus and hilarity. Children Are Stinky is packed with lighting fast hula hooping, dare devil balances, astounding strength and incredible acrobatics. It will leave children and adults with their jaws on the floor.

Age guidance: 3+ years.

WHY? ★★★★★ Fringe Review | ★★★★★ Families UK | ★★★★★ Ed Festivals for Kids | ★★★★ The List

Courtyard Theatre

£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

Circus Trick Tease website

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Easter holiday!

See below for details of each day's stories.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Book Story

A story, about some books. In a library. These are no ordinary books and this is no ordinary library.

It’s Brian’s library: a wonderful, magical place where the books like to flutter their pages and let their shelves go… One day Brian changes and the library goes...quiet. What’s going on? The books had better stiffen their spines: to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Age guidance: 5+ years.

WHY? A celebration of books, reading and libraries

Studio
£10 (£8 Under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@monstrotheatre
@nordenfarm

Monstro Theatre's website

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Peter Rabbit (PG)

Dir: Will Gluck 2018 | 95 mins, Au/US

Peter's feud with Mr McGregor escalates as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door. Based on the characters and tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.

WHY? An irreverent, contemporary comedy starring Rose Byrne and Domhnall Gleeson

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

110 mins.

An encore screening. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot.

WHY? A thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War

£15

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Keepy Uppy

Joey loves football. Playing it, watching it, talking about it. He gets it from his mum - a footy fanatic!

It’s cup final day and a chance for Joey to score a winning goal. A play for the 2018 World Cup year, for football fans, non-football fans, children and families. With popping rhymes, fab footie moves, flicks and sidesteps underscored by toe tapping live music.

Age guidance: 3+ years.

WHY? ‘One of the most inspired ensembles specialising in work for very young children’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@tuttifruttiprod
@nordenfarm

tutti frutti's website

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Mary and the Witch's Flower (PG)

Dir: Hiromasa Yonebayashi 2017 | 102 min, Jp

Mary is an ordinary twelve-year-old girl. Bored during a summer holiday, she stumbles upon a flower and little broomstick. She is soon whisked above the clouds, far away to Endor College – a school of magic!

WHY? A charming anime adventure from the animator behind Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

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Found

Presented by Adesola Akinleye and Dancing Strong.

Dive into a magical world of connections and movement. Two dancers adrift on their own islands enter a magical world where connections become visible. Sound waves ripple through bodies and children are invited to play. Found is an engaging, exploratory dance performance, with an invitation to play and participate. It looks at what connects us to each other and to what surrounds us.

Age guidance: 4+ years.

WHY? An interactive dance and live music performance young audiences with inquiring minds

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

Dancing Strong's website

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