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Community Kite Festival

Kite Flying • Food • Bar • Live Music • Kite Making

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

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

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

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

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


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

Workshop Details:

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

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

What better excuse to go fly a kite this summer?!


Kite Festival Music Line Up Announced

New for this year, there is also a fabulous line up of local talent performing on the Festival's acoustic stage. Norden Farm are excited to announce this year’s line up, which has been curated by local singer-songwriter Tara Deane.

Horizon is a singer/songwriter based in Berkshire. He has been on three UK tours and one European tour supporting big names on the acoustic scene such as Brightr. He has also released three EPs.

Cannibal is Hayley Canham, a 17 year old singer-songwriter and guitarist. Her first five singles have been played on BBC Radio under BBC Introducing. Hayley had also stared as Matilda in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda the Musical in London’s West End.

L. is an artist who writes from a deeply emotive, autobiographical place. She find that audiences connect strongly to the emotional vulnerability of her music.

Tomorrow Bird are an acoustic folk-duo hailing from Reading. This musical pairing of Jen Bird and Simon Driscoll gives rise to a stunning live act that leaves audiences transfixed.

Tara Deane has been performing up and down the country for the past seven years. She regularly performs in London and has made appearances on the radio. Accompanied by her full acoustic band, you are sure to be entertained!


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


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Kite Workshops

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

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project.

In these drop-in sessions our practitioners will guide you through the process of making either the Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite, or a classic Trapezoid Kite.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at the Community Kite Festival which takes place in Boyn Grove Park on Sunday 1 September.

Kite Making Workshops

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

Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £3.50 per person.

Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop, including supervising adults

Pre booking for Kite Workshops is highly recommended.

We have experienced a huge demand for tickets for these sessions this year.

If you have tickets for a workshop you are guaranteed to make a kite at the session. During each session we may have a small number of tickets available on the door but to avoid disappointment please pre book.

Please note this is a Drop-In Workshop:

Our drop in sessions allow you to come down to the session at any time throughout the day – you don’t need to get there for the start of the session! So you don’t have to rush, but do make sure you leave enough time to get here, get park and get into the session!

Sessions run from 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm, and at Norden Farm. You can make a kite in around 20 – 30 minutes with a bit of adult support!


The Community Kite Festival
Sunday 1 September

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

Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill. Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include kite making, food from local vendors and a bar.

So head on down, enjoy the spectacle and celebrate with the community!
Click here to visit the Community Kite Festival event page.


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

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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

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

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 7 and 28 Oct)
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. 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.

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 14 Oct – 18 Nov and 25 Nov – 16 Dec
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £42 per 6 week course

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Messy Monsters

Led by Kayleigh Galvin.

The chance for little ones and their grown-ups to get messy and explore the world through sensory play! Each week will feature fun new art activities. The best bit? You don’t have to do any cleaning up!

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

Mon 2 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 7 and 28 Oct)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6, £4.50 siblings
£20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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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.

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 14 Oct – 18 Nov and 25 Nov - 13 Jan (exc 30 Dec, 1 and 6 Jan)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans

Dir: Dominic Brigstocke 2019 92 mins, UK

Friends, Romans, Celts… lend us your ears.

The Romans rule the civilised world – and that includes Britain. Celt queen Boudicca gathers an army in Britain to repel the rotten Romans. Mixed up in this battle for liberation are the teenage Roman soldier Atti and Celt Orla.

WHY? Will they fall on opposite sides or forge a friendship in the chaos of rebellion?

Courtyard Theatre

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24

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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.

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 14 Oct – 18 Nov and 25 Nov - 13 Jan (exc 30 Dec, 1 and 6 Jan) 2.15pm – 3.15pm
£42 per 6 week cours


Suitable for 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.


Autumn
Tues 3 Sept - 1 Oct, 8 Oct - 12 Nov (ex 29 Oct) and 19 Nov - 17 Dec
11.30am - 12.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

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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 stabilizing the core. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

Autumn
Tues 3 Sept - 1 Oct, 8 Oct - 12 Nov (ex 29 Oct) and 19 Nov - 17 Dec
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail Exhibition

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

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

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

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Step out of 'busy, busy, doing, doing' and drop into just 'being'. Learn how to focus on the present to help manage thoughts and feelings and to improve mental wellbeing.

Autumn
Tues 3 Sept, 1 Oct, 5 Nov and 3 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session


Suitable for 18+ years

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Kizomba

Led by David from Kizombeiro Dance

Kizomba is a partner dance from Angola with a Romantic flow and is the slower relative of Semba.

You can come along with or without a partner. Please wear comfortable clothes to dance in.

Tues 3 Sept - 17 Dec (exc 24 Sept)
7.30pm - 8.30pm
Social Dance 8.45pm - 10pm
£7 per class, £5 for social dance £10 for both

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The Chambermaid (15)

Dir: Lila Aviles 2018 102 mins, MX

(Spanish with English subtitles)

Eve is a conscientious maid with a broad smile and kind demeanour. She hopes her impeccable professionalism will bring her a promotion. But things don’t turn out as planned. Eve must transform her newfound courage into the necessary strength to face a life outside the glimmering tower.

WHY? ‘Crisp and observant’ ★★★★ The Times

'The debut feature by Mexican Lila Avilés is a masterpiece of restraint, building a rich world within a luxury hotel' ★★★★ The Guardian

Read the full review here

£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

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Kizomba Social Dance

Led by David from Kizombeiro Dance

Kizomba is a partner dance from Angola with a Romantic flow and is the slower relative of Semba.

You can come along with or without a partner. Please wear comfortable clothes to dance in.

Tues 3 Sept - 17 Dec (exc 24 Sept)
7.30pm - 8.30pm
Social Dance 8.45pm - 10pm
£7 per class, £5 for social dance £10 for both

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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.

Autumn
Wed 4 Sept – 2 Oct, 9 Oct – 6 Nov and 13 Nov – 11 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course


Suitable for 18+ years.

SOLD OUT
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Book Club

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

Autumn
Wed 4 Sept, 2 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar


Suitable for 18+ years.

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

  •   4 Sep SOLD OUT
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Midsommar (18)

Dir: Ari Aster 2019 147 min, US

Dani and Christian are a young couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday starts to take a sinister turn.

WHY? ‘A break-up movie wrapped up in pagan horror’ ★★★★ The Independent

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

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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.

Autumn
Wed 4 Sept – 2 Oct, 9 Oct – 6 Nov and 13 Nov – 11 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

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

Autumn
Thur 5 Sept – 19 Dec
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Introduction to Jewellery Making

Led by Grant Forsyth

Learn the fundamentals of jewellery making and design, including mark making and stone setting. Advanced students are welcome to join and expand their skills and create their own design led work. Materials cost to tutor £28 (approx).

Autumn
Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct and 10 Oct – 7 Nov
10am - 11.30pm and 12pm - 1.30pm
£63 per 5 week course

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Calligraphy - The Italic Hand

Led by Stuart Maxwell

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

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

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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.

Autumn

Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct, 10 Oct – 7 Nov and 14 Nov – 12 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

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Summer Recital Series: 4

St John’s Ensemble with Poppy Shotts (soprano)

Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K..370
Schubert 3 Songs
Beethoven Horn Sonata in F, Op.17
Schubert Auf dem Strom
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat

The final recital in the Summer Series continues the Schubert theme with a rare chance to hear Auf dem Strom, an extended song with horn obligato.

WHY? Mozart’s eloquent oboe quartet opens the programme, which ends with perhaps the greatest of all piano quintets

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc)
Under 18s free with an adult ticket (Ts&Cs apply)

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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.

Autumn
Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct, 10 Oct – 7 Nov and 14 Nov – 12 Dec
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.

Summer
Fri 26 Apr – 24 May, Fri 7 Jun – 12 Jul (exc 19 Jul) and Fri 26 Jul – 23 Aug
9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 11 Oct, 18 Oct - 22 Nov and 29 Nov - 20 Dec
9.30am - 10.45am
£28 per 4 week course
£42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

SOLD OUT
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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).

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 4 Oct and 11 Oct - 8 Nov
10am – 12pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   6 Sep SOLD OUT
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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.

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept – 20 Dec (exc 1 Nov)
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.

Summer
Fri 26 Apr – 24 May, Fri 7 Jun – 12 Jul (exc 19 Jul) and Fri 26 Jul – 23 Aug
11am – 12.15pm
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 11 Oct, 18 Oct - 22 Nov and 29 Nov - 20 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£28 per 4 week course
£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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The Lion King (PG)

Dir: Jon Favreau 2019, Run time tbc, US

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Mufasa’s brother has plans of his own. After Simba is exiled, he makes a pair of curious newfound friends. With their help, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

WHY? The all-star cast includes Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor and James Earl Jones

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

Bring Baby Screenings
The screening on Friday 6 September at 11am is exclusively for parents, careers and grown-ups with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including cup of tea); babies and infants free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not permitted.

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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).

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 4 Oct and 11 Oct - 8 Nov
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   6 Sep SOLD OUT
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The Current War (12A)

Dir: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon 2017 107 mins, US

The epic story of the cut-throat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse has seen fatal flaws in Edison's direct current design - igniting a war of currents.

WHY? Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon and Tuppence Middleton

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

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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.

Suitable for 18+ years

Autumn
Sat 7 Sept - 23 Nov and Sat 30 Nov - 7 Dec (drop in)
10am – 11.15am
£10 per class | £96 per 12 week term

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

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Misty Mountains

Led by Jo Hall

Working wet in wet and then allowing washes to dry, we will depict low cloud and valley mists by lifting out paint from the sides of hills and mountains.

Sat 7 Sept
10am – 3pm
£38 Please bring own materials unless stated

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Clinton Baptiste in The Paranormalist Returns

Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 TV show Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights. Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation.

Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave. He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.

But more, he takes you through his demise, his comeback and finally… finally on this special night, he will attempt to pass over to The Other Side and return (before the venue want you all out)… with THE ANSWER!

‘Hundreds of years ago when man walked the planet he had no real means of communication. In time man developed a phenomena which has never been fully understood by the psychic community. This phenomena is… Clinton Baptiste’ Peter Kay (That Phenomena)

WHY? The world-renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£18

Starring ALEX LOWE, Clinton Baptiste is the copyright of Goodnight Vienna Productions.

@realclintonb
@nordenfarm

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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.

Summer
11 Aug | 10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

Autumn
Sun 8 Sept, 20 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

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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.

Summer
Sun 5 May – 25 Aug (exc 16 Jun)

Autumn
Sun 8 Sept – 15 Dec (exc 6 and 13 Oct, 10 Nov)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Woods.

Do you like to crochet or knit? Or have you ever wanted to learn? A relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available for if you just wanted to give it a go!

Summer
Sun 26 May, 23 Jun, 14 Jul and 25 Aug

Autumn
Sun 8 Sept, 6 Oct, 3 Nov and 8 Dec
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 includes a drink from the bar

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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.

Autumn
Sun 8 Sept – 22 Dec (exc 10 Nov)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Midnight Skyracer

This IBMA Momentum Award nominated bluegrass band have been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene with their all-star line up and exciting live performances.

Featuring Leanne Thorose’s powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin; Tabitha Agnew’s sweet voice and virtuosic banjo playing; Eleanor Wilkie’s rock solid bass grooves; Laura Carrivick’s flair, being equally adept on both fiddle and dobro; and twin sister Charlotte’s agility on the guitar, with both sisters filling in the vocal harmonies.

They have performed at Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, toured Germany and Switzerland as well as two UK tours. In February
2018 they released their critically acclaimed debut album, Fire.

WHY? ‘You can’t fail to sit there open-mouthed at the astounding dexterity of
the playing’ Folk Radio UK

Studio
£14 (£12 concession)

@MidntSkyracer
<a target="
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Midnight Skyracer's website

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Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love (12A)

Dir: Nick Broomfield 2019 102 mins, US

The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960. There, Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen became part of a community of expat artists, writers and musicians. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard. Never before seen footage makes for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960’s bohemia.

WHY? ‘Tender, vivid snapshot of a singer and his 'muse’’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Read the full review here

£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

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Caroline Crawford.

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

Summer

Mon 20 May - 10 June, 17 Jun – 8 Jul, 15 Jul – 5 Aug (exc 29 July), 12 Aug – 9 Sept (exc 26 Aug)

Autumn
Mon 9 – 30 Sept, 14 Oct – 4 Nov, 11 Nov – 2 Dec, 9 – 23 Dec
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

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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.

Autumn
Tues 10 Sept – 17 Dec (exc 29 Oct)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

SOLD OUT
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Boats & Harbours in Mixed Media with Collage

Led by Jo Hall

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

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

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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.

Autumn
Tues 10 Sept – 17 Dec (exc 29 Oct)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Bellydance (Raks Sharki)

Led by Ellen O’Farrell.

You’re never too young or too old to learn to dance. Join us and learn to bellydance step by step. Come discover this beautiful art form, gain an appreciation of middle eastern music and have lots of fun doing it. As a great side effect you’ll get some low impact exercise and strengthen your core muscles.

Classes are suitable for complete beginners. Wear anything you are comfortable dancing in, yoga trousers or a long full skirt are both ideal. Ellen brings a selection of egyptian coin belts and hip scarves you can borrow to dance in.

Tues 10 Sept - 8 Oct, 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 22 Oct) and 26 Nov - 17 Dec
2.30pm - 3.30pm
£12 per class | £45 per 5 week course, £35 per 4 week course

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Twisted Art: Paint and Sip

Led by Angela Mitchell.

An informal social painting class for people who like to relax with a drink as you paint with step by step guidance. Each class will feature a different painting.

Perfect for total beginners, everything you need will be provided. Just turn up in your comfy clothes, grab a drink at the bar and then choose your seat.

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

  • Tuesday 20 August - Bodhi

Autumn
Tues 10 Sept, 8 Oct, 12 Nov and 10 Dec
7.30pm - 10pm
£25 per session, £5 materials cost to tutor

  • Tuesday 10 September - Rendevouz
  • Tuesday 8 October - Twilight Fire
  • Tuesday 12 November - Peaceful Lotus
  • Tuesday 10 December - Winter Robin

Angela's Website
Angela's Facebook Page

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Sharon Shannon & Band with special guest Seckou Keita

Legendary Irish accordion maestro Sharon Shannon brings a new live show on UK tour 2019.

Joined by her band, Jim Murray (acoustic guitar), Jack Maher (electric guitar, vocals) and Sean Regan (fiddle, percussion and beatbox), Sharon will perform music from her many albums throughout the years, including 2017's Sacred Earth.

Seckou Keita from Senegal playing Kora and percussion was one of the key collaborators. Now Seckou joins Sharon and her band, as a special guest on the Sacred Earth UK tour 2019.

Why? 'One of the finest accordion players on the planet' fRoots

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@SharonShannon99
@nordenfarm

Sharon Shannon's Website

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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.

Autumn
Wed 11 Sept – 18 Dec (exc 30 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 | £4 siblings

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 sibling under 6 months

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Only You (15)

Dir: Harry Wootliff 2018 119 mins, UK/SE

A contemporary romantic drama. Elena, 35, and Jake, 26, meet by chance on New Year’s Eve. The pair start a passionate relationship. Within weeks they are living together. Falling in love was the easy part, but can they remain in love when life doesn’t give them everything they hoped for?

WHY? ‘A passionate, moving love story told with nuance and heart’ ★★★★ Empire

Read the full review here

£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.

Monday Movie Offer
The screening on Monday 9 September at 2pm is part of the Monday Movie Offer. Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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NT Live: Fleabag

Broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Why? 'Witty, filthy and supreme' ★★★★★ Guardian

Run time 100 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Blinded By The Light (12A)

Dir: Gurinder Chadha 2019 117 mins, UK

1987. Music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of Bruce Springsteen and his world is turned upside down. He yearns to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household. Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is Born to Run…

WHY? A timely coming of age story, from the director of Bend It Like Beckham and based on the memoir of Guardian journalist Sarfraz Manzoor

'An exuberant anthem to the importance of music, the need to be seen and the hope of new possibilities' ★★★★ Empire

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

Bring Baby Screenings
The screening on Tuesday 17 September at 11am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-ups 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 cup of tea); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not permitted.

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Digi Den

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. 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.

Summer
Fridays (from Fri 3 May)
5pm – 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Sindhu Vee - Sandhog

The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, heads on tour.

Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Sindhu is the host of BBC Radio 4’s Comedy of the Week podcast. 

WHY? As seen on QI, Have I Got News for You and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@sinhuvfunny
@nordenfarm

Sindhu's Website

  •  13 Sep SOLD OUT
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Wine Club

Led by Wine Women

Come and join The Wine Women and learn a little about the wines that you love - including why you might like them and what other wine styles or grape varieties might tickle your tastebuds!

Fri 13 Sept, 11 Oct, 15 Nov and 13 Dec
8pm – 9pm
£15 per session

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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.

Autumn
Sat 14 Sept, 12 Oct and 2 Nov
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Japanese Botanical Painting in Watercolour and Pencil

Led by Caroline Crawford

A botanical study in watercolour, referencing artist Shodo Kawarazaki 1889-1973.

Students will work with Windsor & Newton watercolours and gouache to create a composition with a focus on colour blending, application and tone.

Sat 14 Sept
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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True Gold - The Spandau Ballet Experience

True Gold are the original and official tribute to Spandau Ballet after being endorsed by Spandau Ballet themselves.

True Gold are the 'official' Spandau Ballet tribute band having received praise from none other than Spandau's very own Gary Kemp, Steve Norman and Tony Hadley!

Timeless classics such as To Cut A Long Story Short, Through The Barricades, Only When You Leave, Lifeline, I’ll Fly For You, Communication and of course True & Gold are recreated with precise musicianship that will leave you stunned and delighted at the accuracy of the performance by one of the UK’s best tribute bands.

True Gold have performed twice with the legendary Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley, the second time coming in 2014 when Lee and Tony sang together on BBC’s The One Show!

WHY? As Gary Kemp once said after hearing True Gold performing 'Wow! Double Take! Is that Tony up there?' High praise indeed!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@SpandauExp
@nordenfarm

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Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (15)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola 2019 183 mins, US

Army Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) is a troubled man. He’s sent on a dangerous trip into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade American colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost.

WHY? A newly restored cut of Coppola’s spectacular cinematic masterpiece

'It’s a masterpiece' ★★★★★ The Times

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

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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!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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 showcase.


'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

Thursdays or Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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 18 Mar - Paul Roberts – Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum
Mon 29 Apr - Ian Keable - One Hundred Years of Deception: Hoaxes and Swindlers in 18th Century
Mon 20 May - Charles Harris – ‘Mind the Gap’: Graphics and designs for the London Underground
Mon 17 Jun - Denise Heywood – Shimmering Splendour: Silk in South-East Asia
Mon 16 Sept - Caroline Shenton – Packing up the Nation
Mon 21 Oct - John Stevens – Imperial Calcutta: Art and Architecture

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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Leto (15)

Dir: Kirill Serebennikov 2018 126 mins, RU/FR

The film delivers a snapshot of Leningrad over the summer of 1981. A time when the underground rock scene started blossoming. This documentary charts coming of age and rise to fame of young rock singers, including Viktor Tsoi - who became a pioneer of Russian rock.

WHY? ‘One gorgeous, grungy, achingly sad memory piece’ ★★★★ Rolling Stone

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

Movie Monday Screenings
The screening on Monday 16 September at 2pm is part of the Movie Monday Offer. Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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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.

Autumn
Tues 17 Sept – 26 Nov (exc 29 Oct)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term


Budding dancers and performers are welcome to come and try our Youth Dance classes at a free trial session on Tuesday 29 January at 5.30pm.

Spaces for the free trial are limited so please book your place through our friendly Box Office on 01628 788997.

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Evening Papercraft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Each workshop will feature different projects and themes. Build up your skills and master new techniques to enable you to create your own designs at home.

Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing, heat embossing, fussy cutting and more, using a range of materials.

Autumn
Tues 17 Sept, 15 Oct, 19 Nov and 17 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session or £55 for all 4 sessions

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Rigoletto on the Lake

One of Verdi's most popular works, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of a sacrifice and revenge; of a father's rage and a daughter's shame.

It features several of opera's best-known arias-including Rigoletto's passionate denouncement Cortigiani, vil razza dannata, Gilda's dreamy Caro nome and the Duke's instantly recognisable La donna è mobile.

Directed and designed by Philip Stölzl, this timeless tragedy will delight audiences with a powerhouse combination of entertainment and emotional intensity from the spectacular shore of Lake Constance.

WHY? Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece – compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful – is being performed for the first time on the unique, Bregenz lake stage

Run time: 150 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

A non-audition community choir open to all. Working on everything from Madonna to Les Mis, from gospel to pop - this is an opportunity to meet people, learn some harmonies and sing your hearts out. No experience required. Enthusiasm absolutely necessary!

Tues 10 Sept - 17 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£45 per 5 week term £10 per session

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Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas

Encore Screening.

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed.

The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

Why? With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests

Run time: 100 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Creative Writing

Led by Katy Walker.

Everyone has a story to tell - but how do you find the best way to tell it? Join award-winning playwright and creative writing tutor Katy Walker to find out in this series of workshops designed to get your creative juices flowing.

We’ll look at topics such as ideas, structure, rewriting, character, dialogue and the dreaded writers’ block, with a range of exercises to inspire, encourage and build confidence. These are practical sessions and, as well as looking at published extracts, participants will be encouraged to share their own work and give/receive feedback in a supportive, friendly environment.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring pen and paper.

Autumn
Wed 18 Sept, 16 Oct, 13 Nov and 11 Dec
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

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Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

Let the beaky boy from Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4) and Plebs (ITV2) tell you the story of how he spent his life trying to avenge the theft of his foreskin.

Previous winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist at the British Comedy Awards.

As seen as the drunkest guy on Drunk History (Comedy Central), sassing Chris Ramsey on Roast Battle (Comedy Central) and getting overly competitive in the pub quiz (The Alwyne Castle)

WHY? 'High energy, impressive and precociously smart' The Guardian

'Like a young Mark Watson, he packs in a very high degree of laughs per minute' List

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50 (£15 conc)

@rosentweets
@nordenfarm

Tom Rosenthal's Website

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Greg Russell

Greg Russell is perhaps best known for his work with multi-instrumentalist, Ciaran Algar.

He has established himself as one of the most significant players on the UK folk scene. As well as touring with The Transports and Ciaran Algar, Greg has spent two years in Nancy Kerr’s Sweet Visitor Band playing guitars. He released his debut solo album in 2017, singing a mixture of original and traditional songs.

WHY? Two time BBC Radio 2 Folk award winner

Studio
£14 (12 Supporters)

@Grussell93
@nordenfarm

Greg Russell's Website

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Acrylics for Beginners

Led by Karen Carter

Learn the basics of this exciting medium, using it in a variety of ways exploring its different properties. We will use it thick and thin, transparent and opaque and learn how to mix a multitude of colours from the basic primaries. No experience needed.

Fridays
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Musical Memories

Led by Rona Topaz

Even if you can’t sing a note, come along to our new choir session for people with dementia and their carers. Join this friendly new group and sing songs from the 1940s - 1980s.

Fri 20 Sept - 20 Dec (exc 1 and 15 Nov)
2pm – 4pm
£6 per session

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Mrs Lowry & Son (PG)

Dir: Adrian Noble 2019 91 mins, UK

Iconic artist LS Lowry (Timothy Spall) is at the beginnings of his career, yearning for his work to be appreciated in London. However, his disdainful mother Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave) actively tries to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions.

WHY? This powerful, yet humorous story imagines the impact this obsessive mother and son relationship had on the great artist


Courtyard Theatre
£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.

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Steve Waterman (trumpet)

Jazz at the Farm presents

Steve is one of the most sought-after Jazz musicians in Europe and Scandinavia. Partnered by the creative jazz of young saxophonist, Piers Green, these sounds are the perfect welcome to Autumn. Supported by Pendulum Rhythm Section; Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? Steve has won numerous jazz awards over the years, including a BBC British Jazz Award

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (18)

Dir: Quentin Tarantino 2019 161 mins, UK/US/CN

1969 Los Angeles. TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from writer-director Quentin Tarantino features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

WHY? Staring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino

'At once an engaging buddy comedy, an intoxicating fact and fiction mash-up, gorgeous filmmaking and a valentine to the movies' ★★★★ Empire

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

Movie Monday Offer
The screening on Monday 23 September at 2pm is part of the Movie Monday screenings. Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Parveen Chana

An energetic modern Indian dance style. These classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Autumn
Sat 21 Sept – 30 Nov (exc 2 Nov)
10am – 11am
£67 per 10 week term


Suitable for 6+ years.

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

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

Summer
Sat 11 May, 29 Jun and 17 Aug

Autumn
Sat 21 Sept, 28 Sept and 7 Dec
1.30pm – 4.30pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Hits of Whitney Houston

Janine Johnson has the voice, the soul and the power to take on the repertoire of one of the greatest soul singers of all time – no easy task!

Join her for an evening of classic hits such as I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I Will Always Love You and The Greatest Love Of All - exquisitely delivered by this wondrous Soul Diva and her live band. Prepare yourself for an emotional roller coaster ride.

WHY? ‘Janine can SING… go see her’ David Arnold (Film Composer, James Bond)

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@JannineMusic
@nordenfarm

Jannine Johnson's website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Scotland vs Ireland

Join host Jeff Lloyd for an evening of trivia, chat and fun!

2 teams of 6 battle it out for Celtic supremacy as we pit the Caledonia against Hibernia!

Each team’s contestant tells us why they’ve chosen their particular vinyl classic and their challenger does the same. The audience decides on a show of hands as to which nation can claim bragging rights.

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

Studio
£8

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A Band Called Malice - The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

A Band Called Malice has quickly taken the tribute world by storm in their quest to become the number one choice tribute-act to The Jam.

The talented trio are the real deal and guarantee to take you back to ‘When You’re Young,” with an evening of single releases & album tracks from The Jams early Fire & Skill years, through to their very last release.

Why? An evening of single releases and album tracks from the band's early Fire & Skill years, through to their vert last album

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@TheJamTribute
@nordenfarm

A Band Called Malice website

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Square Go

Max is a normal-ish kid in a normal-ish town. He spends his days daydreaming and hanging out with his weird wee pal Stevie Nimmo.

But when Max is called for his first Square Go, a fight by the school gates, it’s his own demons he must wrestle with first. A raucous and hilarious new play about playground violence, myths of masculinity and the decision to step up or run.

Featuring an original soundtrack by members of Frightened Rabbit. This is an unmissable collaboration between Fringe First-winning writers Kieran Hurley (Heads Up) and Gary McNair (A Gambler’s Guide to Dying).

WHY? ‘Riotously entertaining’ ★★★★ The Independent

‘Finn den Hertog’s production is – there’s no other way of putting it – brilliant, brilliant fun’ ★★★★★ The Stage

‘It’s irresistible’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Fast moving and... thrilling’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘A riotous night of school boy insults, theatrical wrestling and perceptive insights on male aggression’ ★★★★ The Skinny

‘Square Go is impeccable’ ★★★★ The List

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

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Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney Warms Up For His Special

Rob Delaney is an American comedian, actor and writer. He is widely known as the co-creator and co-star of the critically acclaimed Channel 4 and Amazon Prime comedy Catastrophe, which broadcasts in over 130 countries around the world. In 2016, Rob was nominated for a Primetime Emmy alongside his co-creator, Sharon Horgan, for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. In 2018, Catastrophe was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Scripted Comedy and in 2016 won the BAFTA TV Craft Awards for Best Comedy Writing. The final series aired internationally earlier this year.

In 2018, Rob was a breakout star as the fan favourite 'Peter W.' in Deadpool 2 – the newest (and beloved) member to the X-Force who has no powers but 'just responded to the ad.' Also in 2018, Rob hosted Comedy Central UK’s Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central, an eight-episode stand-up comedy showcase. In 2019, Rob is set to appear opposite Charlize Theron in the highly anticipated Lionsgate feature, Fair & Balanced. Other on-screen credits include the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Remake) The Hustle, Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, Burning Love, and FX’s Trust.

In 2013, Rob’s first novel and bestselling memoir, Rob Delaney: Mother Wife Sister Human Warrior Falcon Yardstick Turban Cabbage was released by Spiegel & Grau in the US, and by Little Brown in the UK.

In 2012, Rob was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch. He’s also been listed as one of The Funniest People on Twitter on such sites as the Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Vice Magazine, Paste Magazine, Comedy Central, and Funny or Die.

Rob’s debut one hour special, Rob Delaney: Live at the Bowery Ballroom, is available on Netflix and from Comedy Central Records. He currently resides in London and regularly performs stand up across the world.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

  •  24 Sep SOLD OUT
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Alcohol Inks

Led by Kate Spencer-Millan

Learn about alcohol inks and how to use them. Suitable for all experience levels, even those completely new to painting! You will learn various techniques and applications for these vibrant inks - you'll be amazed at what you can achieve!

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

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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!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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 showcase.

'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

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Maidenhead Schools Exhibition

We are delighted to present this inaugural exhibition of work made by students from Maidenhead schools.

A wealth of talent in a range of mediums from Altwood School, Cox Green and Manor Green. This show is part of Farm Out the flagship Norden Farm Arts Programme for schools funded by the Spoore Merry & Rixman Foundation.

Artwork credit: R Middleton, Altwood Secondary School, Year 12

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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!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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 showcase.

'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

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£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.

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 showcase.


'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

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Chris Leslie

RM Promotions present

Chris Leslie brings his solo show to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts for an intimate evening of song, fiddle music and stories. He joined Fairport Convention back in 1996 and has been the song writer, vocalist and multi instrumentalist in the band since then.

He sings and plays, violin, mandolin, ukulele, Native American flute, Norwegian hardanger fiddle, tenor guitar & whistles. All delivered with warmth and style.

Why? An intimate evening of stories in song and instrumental wizardry

Studio
£16.50

Chris Leslie's website

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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!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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 showcase.

'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

Thursdays or Sundays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

day dependent on availability

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!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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 showcase.

'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

Thursdays or Sundays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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The Barber of Seville

Maidenhead Music Society presents Barefoot Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville, directed by Jenny Miller.

Barefoot Opera bring their inventive, exuberant ensemble style to Rossini’s comic masterpiece. Sung in Italian with English surtitles, fully staged and with the ‘Barefoot Band’ led by Lesley Anne Sammons, the young singers will delight you with their style and enthusiasm.

Rossini’s music has been compared to ‘the best champagne’, so come along to indulge in the bubbles and enjoy the comedy, as Rosina tries to manoeuvre her way out of her scheming guardian’s advances and into the arms of a gorgeous young Count.

WHY? New opera singers impress with their talents / New opera singers impress in Rossini’s comic masterpiece

Courtyard Theatre

£17, MMS members £12
£5 Under 18s or up to two free with an adult ticket

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Still No Idea

House presents Bunny With

Lisa and Rachael want to make a show, but there's a problem: they don’t have any ideas. So, who do they turn to? The Great British Public of course!

They make a pact. They'll go onto the streets, interview people, and whatever story the public come up with – that will be the show. No backing out, no changing what they don’t like. Deal.

Still No Idea is Lisa and Rachael's quest: a mischievous look at two friends searching for drama, action, and a story to tell. Part-verbatim theatre, part-confession, part-comedy sketch show with a bit of singing and dancing thrown in. Turns out getting the public to write your story is quite an adventure.

WHY? ‘Hilarious, clever and vital viewing’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘Combines comedy, honesty and protest to distinctive effect’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Pin sharp, provocative and hugely entertaining’ ★★★★ The Times on No Idea

This is a Relaxed performance.

Age Guidance 14+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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

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POP!

Tiny Light Theatre presents

Come and visit Flo and her daughter Ebb as they take you on a bubbly, balloon-y bathtime adventure. Full of magic, mischief and music. Let’s float away under a starry sky! From Tiny Light Theatre, the company who brought show The Paper Moon to Norden Farm in summer 2019.

WHY? A gently interactive first adventure into theatre for little ones and their families

Age Guidance 0-3 years.

Studio
£12 adult including 1 0-3 year old. Additional sibling £8.

@tinylighttheatre
@nordenfarm

Tiny Light Theatre website

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Bait (15)

Dir: Mark Jenkin 2019 89 mins, UK

Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin is struggling to buy a boat. He is also struggling to cope with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village. The summer season brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point - with tragic consequences.

WHY? A timely and funny, yet poignant film that gets to the heart of a community facing up to unwelcome change

'Bait is an experiment – and a successful one' ★★★★ The Guardian

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

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Autumn Ceilidh

You’ll be in safe hands with the expert calling and playing from our band Nedron’s Jig.

Between them they play squeezebox, fiddle, mandola and bass. The caller will guide you through all the steps – so no dance experience is necessary! Featuring two musicians from the folk super-group Feast of Fiddles and two from the band Phungus.

WHY? A social evening of dance in our 18th century Long Barn

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

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The Alter Eagles in concert with the Spectre Quartet

The Alter Eagles return to Norden Farm with a very special celebration of the Eagles’ greatest album.

The band will play all of the Hotel California album from start to finish, followed by a set of greatest hits including classics like One of these Nights, Take it to the Limit, Desperado and many more.

The band are joined by their friends The Spectre Quartet - a string quartet who’ll help to re-create the original recordings of some of the Eagles' most memorable songs.

WHY? Expect hits such as Hotel California, Wasted Time, Last Resort and Don Henley’s superb solo number, New York Minute

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@AlterEaglesUK
@nordenfarm

The Alter Eagles' 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

The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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Andrew Waite

Andrew Waite (Tyde, Dallahan) is an accordion player and composer from the Scottish Borders.

His sound is rooted in Scottish, Irish and English Trad music. He takes influences from genres including jazz, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, funk and classical. Andrew joined Eliza Carthy and the Wayward band in 2013, regularly touring with them since.

WHY? Andrew’s album Matter of Time was nominated for Album of the Year at Na Trads 2016

Studio
£14 (£12 concession)

Andrew Waite's website

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about 5 hours ago Have you see the line up for The Big Berkshire Beach Gig? Six of the most exciting local bands and singer-songwriters perform on our beachside and Studio stages on Saturday 24 August from 8pm. Tickets are just £5!

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1 day ago Jazz at the Farm is back this Autumn and kicking us off his Steve Waterman on Friday 20 September --> https://norden.farm/events/steve-waterman-trumpet-74 Steve is one of the most sought-after jazz musicians in Europe. Partnered with creative young saxophonist Piers Green this is a great way to welcome in Autumn!

1 day ago This Saturday join us for a music gig – on our beach! Groove along to bands in the studio or chill out in hammocks while listening to acoustic singers on the beach all for just £5! --> https://norden.farm/events/the-big-berkshire-beach-gig-64 The Big Berkshire Beach Gig will be headlined by Papa Truck!

2 days ago This Friday see the blues and rock guitarist Rob Tognoni bring his fiery and energetic show to our main stage for just £15! Rob has opened for the greats including Roy Buchanan and Joe Walsh from the Eagles

2 days ago We only have one more week of Craft and Storytelling at the Farm! Next week have a go at making your very own Surf Board and Keyring, a clay seahorse or a pirate headdress and ship for just £5 per session --> https://norden.farm/events/arts-and-crafts-session

2 days ago Janine Johnson brings The Hits of Whitey Houston to Norden Farm on Saturday 21 September --> https://norden.farm/events/the-hits-of-whitney-houston Bringing the soul and power of one of the greatest soul singers of all time Janine recreates some of Whitney’s timeless tracks including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I Will Always Love You and The Greatest Love Of All!

3 days ago See comedian, Tom Rosenthal live on Thursday 19 September --> https://norden.farm/events/tom-rosenthal-manhood Let the beaky boy from Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner and ITV’s Plebs entertain you with a brand-new stand-up show Manhood!

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