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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

Spring
Sat 11 Jan – 28 Mar | £96 per 12 week term
Sat 4, 18 and 25 Apr (drop in) | £10 per class
10am – 11.15am


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

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Painting Studies: White Flowers in Watercolour

Led by Caroline Crawford

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Learn how to paint white flowers on white paper. Painting with a muted palette to create the delicate separation between paper and petals.

Sat 1 Feb
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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Youth Dance

An energetic weekly contemporary dance class, led by Charlie Dixon (4Motion Dance Theatre co).

Build confidence and improve technique, whilst learning new ideas for choreography. With tracks from Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals, Vampire Weekend and more!

Suitable for all abilities, all terms are 10 weeks long. A great opportunity to build on existing skills in a friendly creative atmosphere.

Suitable for ages 9 - 13 years.

Free Taster Session
Try out the class at a free taster session on Sat 25 Jan! Book your place online or through our Box Office on 01628 788997. Places are limited and subject to availability. Only one free taster session per student.

Spring
£67 per term
Sat 18 Jan - 28 Mar (exc 22 Feb)
10am - 11am

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Catching the Light

Satu Vartiainen and Lydia Pierce present an exciting exhibition.

It includes colourful, expansive, semi-abstract paintings of seas, rivers, mountains, portraits and urban scenes. These contemporary paintings are nuanced portrayals of colour and light. The art shows impressions of landscape and figures to give a different perspective including textural and dynamic work.

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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.

Due to foreseen circumstances Tues 3 Dec Ballet Beats classes have been cancelled. Please contact Box Office for more information on 01628 788997.

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 31 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Pastel: A Mixed Media Approach

Led by Jo Hall.

Use soft pastel to paint a winter landscape, still life subjects and fish using a mixed media approach.

Techniques include layering pastel with matte acrylic medium and using pastel over a monoprint base, a technique used by Degas, also using metallic, iridescent and oil pastel with soft pastel.

Materials cost to tutor £7 (approx).

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 25 Feb (exc 11 Feb) | 10am – 1pm
£105 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.

Due to foreseen circumstances Tues 3 Dec Ballet Beats classes have been cancelled. Please contact Box Office for more information on 01628 788997.

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 31 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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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.

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 25 Feb (exc 11 and 18 Feb) and 3 Mar – 31 Mar
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

  •   4 Feb SOLD OUT
  •  25 Feb SOLD OUT
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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.

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 25 Feb (exc 11 and 18 Feb) and 3 Mar – 31 Mar
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Raks Sharki - Middle Eastern Dance

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 feminine art form, enjoy the middle eastern music and work your core muscles while you're having fun.

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 3 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb), 10 Mar – 28 Apr (exc 7 and 14 Apr)
2.30pm - 3.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 6 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.

Tues 4 Feb - Birch Trees
Tues 3 Mar - Rendezvous - Flamingos
Tues 7 Apr - Flower Frenzy

Spring
Tues 4 Feb, 3 Mar and 7 Apr
7.30pm- 10pm
£25 per session, £5 materials cost to tutor

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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!

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 18 Feb (exc 11 Feb) and 25 Feb – 24 Mar
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session | £45 per 5 week term

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (15)

Dir: Terry Gilliam 2018 | 132 mins, ES/BE/FR/UK/PT

Toby is a cynical advertising director. He finds himself drawn into the delusions of an old Spanish shoemaker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. It forces Toby to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth. Can he make amends and regain his humanity?

WHY? From filmmaker Terry Gilliam, starring Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce

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. Offer applied in basket.

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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.

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 29 Apr (exc 19 Feb, 8 and 15 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings 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 sibling under 6 months

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The Royal Opera: La bohème

Live screening (Wednesday).

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th century Paris is packed with beautiful music. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today.

WHY? Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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.

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.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre - Group A will be working towards a performance of 'A New Time Music Hall'. A collection of performances to entertain, amaze and amuse in the music hall tradition with a modern twist.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Years 2, 3 and 4

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

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

'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


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.

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.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre - Group B will be working towards a performance of 'A New Time Music Hall'. A collection of performances to entertain, amaze and amuse in the music hall tradition with a modern twist.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 5 and 6

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

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

'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

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.

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

This Spring Term our Youth Theatre Academy group will be working towards a perfromance of “Shakers Re-stirred” by John Godber and Jane Thornton.

Every town has a Shakers. The oh-so trendy cocktail bar where everybody wants to be seen. We are given a glimpse into the long suffering world of the waitresses and customers that lurk behind the plastic palms.

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Years 12 and 13


'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

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
Wed 15 Jan – 12 Feb, 26 Feb – 25 Mar and 1 Apr – 29 Apr
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.

This season the Book Club will be reading

Wed 15 Jan - Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
Wed 5 Feb - The Spanish Promise by Karen Swan
Wed 4 Mar - The Suspect by Fiona Barton
Wed 1 Apr - The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

Spring
Wed 15 Jan, 5 Feb, 4 Mar and 1 Apr
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

  •   5 Feb SOLD OUT
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Laura Lexx - Knee Jerk

The stand up comedian shines a light on how hard it is to be a good person these days.

Why don’t we just leave each other alone and get on with the big stuff? Laura takes on society's big issues: social media, mental health, climate change and conceiving... but come for the jokes, not answers.

WHY? ★★★★★ London Theatre | ★★★★ Telegraph | ★★★★ The List | ★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ The Times

Age guidance 14+ years.

Studio
£12

@lauralexx
@nordenfarm

Laura Lexx's Website

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Jojo Rabbit (12A)

Dir: Taika Waititi 2019 | 108 mins, CZ/US/NZ

A World War II era satire. Jojo is a lonely young boy living in Germany. A member of the Hitler Youth, his imaginary friend is none other than Adolf Hitler. When he discovers his mother has been hiding a young Jewish girl in their house, Jojo must confront the veracity of his beliefs.

WHY? ‘A tender black comedy about dark times’ Time

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. Offer applied in basket.

Talking Tables
The screening on Thursday 6 February at 2pm is a Talking Tables screening. Talking Tables is a new pilot project from Norden Farm that aims to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss events, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people!

It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Wed)

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 12 Feb, 26 Feb – 25 Mar and 1 Apr – 29 Apr
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.

Spring
Thur 9 Jan – 30 Apr (exc 9 and 16 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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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).

Spring
Thur 16 Jan – 13 Feb, 20 Feb – 19 Mar and 26 Mar – 30 Apr (exc 9 and 16 Apr)
10am - 11.30am and 12pm - 1.30pm
£51 per 4 week course, £63 per 5 week course

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Calligraphy - The Italic Hand

Led by Stuart Maxwell

The Italic hand has many varied forms, from a basic script to very flourished and ornate lettering. The basic alphabet through to advanced flourishing and effects will be covered depending on ability, together with compositional layout. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Thur 16 Jan – 26 Mar (exc 20 Feb)
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£120 per 10 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)

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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.

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.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre Group C will be working towards a performance of 'An Utterly Fictitious History of Maidenhead'. A devised performance which uses the groups collective imagination to create a show looking at how our home town came to be.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Thursdays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 and 9


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

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

'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

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.

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.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre Group F will be working towards a performance of 'An Utterly Fictitious History of Maidenhead'. A devised performance which uses the groups collective imagination to create a show looking at how our home town came to be.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Thursdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 and 11


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

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

'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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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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.

Spring
Thur 16 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 26 Mar and 2 Apr – 30 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

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An Evening with Martyn Ware (Heaven 17)

Heaven 17 and The Human League founder Martyn Ware joins Jeff to chat about his career at the forefront of electronic music over four decades.

He’s been a top music producer for the likes of Tina Turner, Erasure and Terence Trent D’Arby and a leading electronic soundscape artist.

WHY? With vinyl tracks from early Human League plus other examples of Martyn’s craft over the years

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

The Vinyl Frontier's Website

SOLD OUT
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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 16 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 26 Mar and 2 Apr – 30 Apr
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
Fri 17 Jan – 21 Feb and 28 Feb – 24 Apr (exc 6 Mar, 10 and 17 Apr)
9.30am – 10.45am
£42 per 6 week course and £49 per 7 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).

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 14 Feb and 28 Feb – 27 Mar
10am – 12pm
£84 per 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
Fri 17 – 3 Apr (exc 14 and 21 Feb)
10.15am – 11am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for 4 sessions a term


Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Joy of Charcoal

Led by Karen Carter

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Explore the qualities of willow, pencil and compressed water-soluble charcoal in this fun experimental workshop.

Fri 7 Feb
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class

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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
Fri 17 Jan – 21 Feb and 28 Feb – 24 Apr (exc 6 Mar, 10 and 17 Apr)
11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course and £49 per 7 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 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 17 Jan – 14 Feb and 28 Feb – 27 Mar
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Musical Memories

Led by Rona Topaz

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

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

Carers don’t have to be present, so it’s a chance to have a little respite and relax in the Café Bar.

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 24 Apr (exc 21 Feb, 10 and 17 Apr)
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£6 per session, including one free carer

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Seberg (15)

Dir: Benedict Andrews 2019 | 96 mins, UK/US

Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart) is a French New Wave darling and star of Breathless. In the late 1960s, Seberg is targeted by Hoover’s FBI. The investigation has been prompted by her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal (Anthony Mackie).

WHY? A political thriller inspired by real events

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. Offer applied in basket.

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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.

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 27 Mar (exc 21 Feb)
5pm – 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Phil Wang - Philly Philly Wang Wang

The 2019 Edinburgh Fringe sell-out hit!

Following a sell-out 2018 tour, and fresh from a 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run that sold out in advance, Phil ‘Philly Philly Wang Wang’ Wang is back on tour with his newest show.

Phil has made a name for himself (that name being Phil Wang) exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell!

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? As seen on Taskmaster, Live at the Apollo and Netflix

‘This is intoxicating stuff’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

’Stand-up dreamland’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£15

  •   7 Feb SOLD OUT
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Salsa at the Farm (Beginners to Improvers)

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

This new year, make sure you finish your week on a high! Join us for cosy nights of dancing to popular salsa tracks. Make Friday your fun night at the farm as we share how to dance authentic salsa with you.

A class dedicated to absolute beginners, improvers or dancers new to Cuban salsa, or those who simply want to practise their technique. Our aim is to offer you fun classes that introduce you to authentic salsa and then consolidate your experience in a friendly environment.

Spring
Fri 10 Jan – 14 Feb and 28 Feb – 3 Apr
Beginners to Improvers | 8pm-9pm | £42 per 6 week course
Improvers to Intermediate (including social dancing) | 9pm-10.20pm | £10 per class

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Salsa at the Farm (Improvers to Intermediate)

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

This new year, make sure you finish your week on a high! Join us for cosy nights of dancing to popular salsa tracks. Make Friday your fun night at the farm as we share how to dance authentic salsa with you.

This is a masterclass for experienced salseros who want to progress from improvers to an intermediate level and beyond! Your session will include social dancing and an invitation to join us to practise and perfect your technique. So, come along to perfect your Cuban motion, increase your repertoire of moves and become more adept at responding to the music and your partner.


Spring
Fri 10 Jan – 14 Feb and 28 Feb – 3 Apr
Beginners to Improvers | 8pm-9pm | £42 per 6 week course
Improvers to Intermediate (including social dancing) | 9pm-10.20pm | £10 per class

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White Ink on Black Paper plus Glazes of Colour

Led by Jo Hall

In this second of four water media workshops we will draw a natural form, a landscape or from the imagination with white waterproof ink on black paper. Colour will be introduced with washes of watercolour.

Four watercolour workshops suitable for beginners and those who have some experience with watercolour. Each workshop has an emphasis on a different watercolour technique

Sat 8 Feb
10am – 3pm
£38, Please bring own materials unless stated

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The Gentlemen (18)

Dir: Guy Ritchie 2020 | 113 mins, US

American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) has built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever, it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain from under him.

WHY? Featuring an all-star ensemble cast including Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery and Hugh Grant

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. Offer applied in basket.

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The Vinyl Frontier: Charity Auction

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

Join Jeff Lloyd and DJ Mark Cooper as they spin tracks from a variety of artists and genres then get ready to bid as the lights go up and the auction starts for each disc!

All profits go to The UK Sepsis Trust.

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

Studio
£8

@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

The Vinyl Frontier's Website

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Prince Tribute - Endorphinmachine

A nine piece tribute to one of the most talented artists and astonishing live performers the world has ever seen.

All band members are genuine fans and have honed their live shows into a powerful tour-de-force.

Expect all the hits including Lets Go Crazy, When Doves Cry, Purple Rain, Kiss, 1999, Little Red Corvette, U Got The Look, Alphabet St and Cream.

WHY? Jaw-breaking high notes, screams and high heels, wailing guitar solos, Linn drums, loops, funky bass, live horns, and that famous 'purple' sense of humour

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@PrinceTrib
@nordenfarm

Endorphinmachine 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.

Spring
Sun 12 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 2 Feb and 12 Apr)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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

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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.

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.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre Group H will be working towards a performance of 'An Utterly Fictitious History of Maidenhead'. A devised performance which uses the groups collective imagination to create a show looking at how our home town came to be.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11


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

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

'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


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 12 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 12 Apr)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class


Suitable for 18+ years

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The Navy Lark

Coming live to the theatre for the first time in over 60 years is The Navy Lark.

The Navy Lark sees a cast of three, bring to life three classic episodes from the much loved radio series which ran for 1959 - 1977. Originally featuring Leslie Phillips, Ronnie Barker and Jon Pertwee.

Starring James Hurn known for portraying such iconic characters as Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams from his hit one man show Hancock and Co. As well as Richard Usher and Mark Earby best known for The Goon Show Tour and The Lost Hancock’s Vacant Lot.

Presented in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience. Bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy.

WHY? When HMS Troutbridge docks in Maidenhead it’s going to be 'Ev’rybody Down!' for an evening of nostalgic belly laughs

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

The Navy Lark Website

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Waves (15)

Dir: Trey Edward Shults 2019 | 135 mins, US

Drama tracing the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family, led by a well-intentioned but domineering father. They navigate love, forgiveness and come together in the aftermath of a loss. Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida.

WHY? A heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion - even in the darkest of times

‘This euphoric, music-powered family drama from Trey Edward Shults is a model of tenderness and heartbreak’ Little White Lies

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. Offer applied in basket.

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by professional artists Caroline Crawford and Amelia Pimlott.

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!

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 10 Feb (exc 3 Feb), 24 Feb – 16 Mar, 23 Mar – 4 May
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

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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.

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 24 Feb (exc 3 Feb) and 2 Mar – 26 Apr (exc 6 and 13 Apr)
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £42 per 6 week course

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Metaphorically Speaking Part 2

John Percy is an abstract artist who works in painting and collage with a number of themes dealing with aspects of choice, decision and chance combined with elements of entropy and chaos.

This exhibition is part two of last year’s Metaphorically Speaking. Here he shows us a limited selection of favourite larger abstract paintings which scan back over a longer period.

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Shooting the Mafia (15)

Dir: Kim Longinotto 2019 | 94 mins, IT

In the streets of Sicily, gutsy Letizia Battaglia pointed her camera straight into the heart of the Mafia and began to shoot. This arresting documentary weaves together Battaglia’s striking black-and-white photographs, rare archival footage and Battaglia’s own memories.

WHY? ‘Kim Longinotto tells the revealing story of the courageous Italian photographer and photojournalist’ ★★★★ The Guardian

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. Offer applied in basket.

Talking Tables
The screening on Tuesday 11 February at 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. Talking Tables is a new pilot project from Norden Farm that aims to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss events, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people!

It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

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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!

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 5 Feb and 12 Feb – 4 Mar
10am - 12.30pm
£60 per 4 week course, plus £20 materials cost to tutor

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Cats (U)

Dir: Tom Hooper 2019 | Run time 109 mins, UK/US

Oscar winning director Tom Hooper brings Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical to the big screen. A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

WHY? Starring James Corden, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift and Francesca Hayward

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. Offer applied in basket.

Bring Baby Screening
The screening on Wednesday 12 February at 11am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-up’s 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.

Movie Monday's Offer
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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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.

Spring
Wed 15 Jan, 12 Feb, 11 Mar and 22 Apr
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

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The Great British Take Off

Starring Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare from Radio 4’s Dead Ringers.

Join them for an evening of unscripted, unrehearsed, spontaneous comedy and conversation. Politicians, sports personalities and celebrities old and new are all up for a roasting. You help choose which characters appear and what direction the show takes

WHY? Topical, satirical, anecdotal and highly entertaining - it's never the same show twice!

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

@jonculshaw
@nordenfarm

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Winterscapes in Acrylics

Led by Karen Carter

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Look at ways to capture the atmosphere of a winter landscape using a variety of acrylic techniques. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable.

Fri 14 Feb
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class

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Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet! Disco Love Fest

Get ready to boogie at this funk-tastic, feelgood 70s and 80s night.

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than partying with those you love (friends, family, spouses, partners, colleagues, whoever) at Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet - as recommended by Time Out, BBC Radio 4, Stella magazine.

There’s dancer-led ‘line-ups’ to get you into the groove, prizes for the best retro outfits (you don’t have to dress up but lots do) and eco-glitter face-painting for added disco sparkle, plus free sweets and ice pops.

It’s going to be a night to remember!

WHY? 'Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet makes you feel so good it should be on the NHS' partygoer Yvonne

This is a dancing event with some allocated seating.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 in advance (£18 on the door)


Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet! Website

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Life Drawing

Led by Chris Bryant.

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.

Spring
Sat 25 Jan and 15 Feb
1.30pm – 4.30pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

One of British comedy's most exciting talents (although she's Danish), winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award, a cult podcaster and now the author of the hugely successful book Happy Fat, Sofie Hagen returns to Maidenhead with a brand new show direct from the Edinburgh Fringe.

A show about the things you forget, the things you remember, and the things you wish you could forget. But also, there's a bit about bums.

An evening of brilliant stand-up from a fast-rising star.

WHY? As seen and heard on BBC3, BBC1, Radio 4, Comedy Central and Channel 4

Age guidance 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@SofieHagen
@nordenfarm

Sofie Hagen's Website

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Steve Simone presents Legends of Soul

In this compact solo show, Steve performs soul hits.

He grew up in Long Island, New York where he found an ear for music. He is known for his dynamic stage presence and has worked all over the world.

WHY? With all the hits such as Stand By Me, My Girl, What’s Going On, Sweet Soul Music, I Just Called to Say I Love You and more

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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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.

Spring
Sun 19 Jan, 16 Feb, 15 Mar, 26 Apr
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

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Steve Simone presents History of Motown

The seasoned singer and entertainer presents an hour of chat, looking at the legendary era of Motown.

This detailed presentation includes a look at the driving forces behind the music and original video clips of the artists.

WHY? A unique analysis of the whole of Motown – from the songwriters and producers to the choreographers and singers


Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

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1917 (15)

Dir: Sam Mendes 2019 | 119 mins, UK/US

Set at the height of the First World War. Two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers - Blake’s own brother among them.

WHY? From Sam Mendes, the Oscar® winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty

'Sam Mendes turns western front horror into a single-shot masterpiece' ★★★★★ 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. Offer applied in basket.

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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!

Spring
Sun 12 Jan, 16 Feb, 15 Mar and 19 Apr
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 includes a drink from the bar

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Papa Truck

Papa Truck back at Norden Farm!

The five piece Bluegrass Band are back to perform new material from their soon to be released 4th Album. They write and perform home grown Bluegrass from the home counties.

WHY? A perfect blend of great song writing, vocal harmonies and strong musicianship that guarantees to put a smile on your face, and get your toes tapping…maybe even a little dance!

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

Papa Truck's Facebook Page

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this school holiday.

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

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

10am - 10.45am
£5 per child

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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.

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 3 and 10 Feb)
11.30am – 12.15pm | Mon 17 Feb only 10.30am – 11.15am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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Storytelling

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales this February Half Term!

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

Mon 17 Feb- Sat 22 Feb
11am and 1.30pm
£2 per person

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Little Grimm Tales

What if the wishes were granted?

What if the magic were real? Beasts and breadcrumbs, wolves and witches, frogs and fairies all join the fun in a stunning new adaptation of Grimm’s most magical tales.

Age guidance 3+ years.

WHY? ‘Their beautifully crafted micro-shows are like collector’s items’ The Stage

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by Box Tale Soup in association with the Everyman Theatre

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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 20 Jan – 20 Apr (exc 3 and 10 Feb, 6 and 13 Apr)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Chloe and the Colour Catcher

Chloe lives in a world with only one colour, a world that is completely grey.

But at night, when she’s wrapped up tight, her dreams are colourful and bright. Join Chloe on her courageous journey to unleash all seven shades of the rainbow.

Age guidance 4+ years.

WHY? ‘This show glitters even when its world is grey’ ★★★★ The Stage

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by A Bristol Old Vic and Ad Infinitum Co-production

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Weathering with You (12A)

Dir: Director: Makoto Shinkai 2019 | 114 mins, JP

Student Hodaka Morishima leaves his home and moves to Tokyo. He lives his days in isolation until he meets a young girl named Hina Amano. Hina is bright and strong-willed. She also possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.

WHY? Makata Shinkai’s follow up to the global anime sensation Your Name

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

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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.

Spring
Tues 21 Jan, 18 Feb, 17 Mar and 21 Apr
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session or £55 for all 4 sessions

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Strings Concertini with String Fever

Four brothers combine electric instruments with a talent for engaging audiences of all ages.

Be inspired whilst the kids dance, sing or just chill out on our bean bags!

Suitable for all ages.

The 11.30am show is a Relaxed performance – ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND

WHY? Expect a little bit of classical, a little bit of rock and roll, and a lot of fun!

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

Concertini website

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Spies in Disguise (PG)

Dir: Troy Quane, Nick Bruno 2019 | 102 mins, US

Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission.

WHY? Can Lance and Walter work as a team to save the world?

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

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StarDog and TurboCat (U)

Dir: Ben Smith 2019 | 90 mins, UK

Launched into space by his scientist owner in 1969, loyal dog Buddy crash lands in the present-day in a small town where pets are ruthlessly rounded up by animal-hating cop Peck. Desperate to be reunited with his owner, Buddy recruits genius millionaire cat Felix to help him on a madcap adventure across town.

WHY? Animated adventure starring Luke Evans, Nick Frost, Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy

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

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She'Koyokh - First Dance on Second Avenue

Described by The Guardian as 'one of the finest British-based exponents of global music', She’Koyokh is a virtuosic, versatile and prize-winning band playing klezmer and Sephardic music and songs from the Balkans and Turkey.

Their latest album, First Dance on Second Avenue, was nominated in the 2018 Songlines World Music Awards and received 5 stars in the Evening Standard and fROOTS.

Their show is an intoxicating and inspiring blend of vocals, clarinet, flute, bagpipes, guitar, accordion, double bass and percussion. Their members hail from Turkey, the Balkans and the UK and their repertoire is rooted in tradition. From Jewish weddings, Romanian mountains, Serbian villages, Bulgarian festivals and Turkish saunas, each song has a story to tell about love, life, sadness and joy. There is a saying in the Balkans that this music makes you cry and dance at the same time.

WHY? The band are regular visitors to BBC Radio 3 and recently composed and performed a klezmer concerto as a prelude to Mahler’s 1st Symphony with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

@shekoyokh
@nordenfarm

She'Koyokh's Website

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Maria Wloszczowska on violin with Sophia Rahman (piano)

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society

Schubert Sonatina in A minor no.3
Beethoven Sonata in A major no.2
Dvorak Romantic pieces op.75
Prokofiev Sonata in F minor

Prize-winning Polish violinist Maria Wloszczowska performas as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide. She gave her debut recital at the Wigmore Hall in 2016. Sophia Rahman won the Royal Overseas League's Accompanist Award and other prizes.

WHY? Perfect playing of perfect chamber music

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (MMS Members £10), £5 under 18s

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Histories of the Unexpected: The Tudors!

From the critically-acclaimed Histories of the Unexpected team comes a brand new show on the TUDORS!

A fast-paced show for all the family that shows how everything has a history, even the most unexpected of subjects and how everything links together in unexpected ways. You’ll never think about the Tudors in the same way ever again… GUARANTEED!

Why is the history of shrinking all about the Spanish Armada?

Why is the history of oranges all about Tudor spies?

What links Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to windows, bells and fire?

Sam Willis is one of the country’s best-known historians and has made more than ten TV series for the BBC and National Geographic including The Silk Road and Invasion!

James Daybell is Professor of Early Modern British History at Plymouth University and is one of the country’s finest historical thinkers.

Age guidance 8+ years.

WHY? 'Fun, witty and fast-paced…an innovative approach to telling history' BBC History Weekend

‘It’s Genius!’ Pail Ross, Talk Radio

‘History as you’ve never seen it before’ Dan Snow

‘It’s the new Horrible Histories’ BBC Radio Devon

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Histories of the Unexpected Website

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Janey Godley's Soup Pot Tour

Tell all the Sandras, Big Frank and all the lassies fresh from Zumba to grab the soup pot and get ready for the Queen of Scottish Comedy.

Expect live voice overs with hilarious patter from Big Tereeza May in Torremolinos, Boris and his bawjaws and see Nicola Sturgeon up on the big screen with all the latest patter.

WHY? Janey has over 40 million hits online and regular sold out shows at Edinburgh and Glasgow Comedy Festivals

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50

@JaneyGodley
@nordenfarm

Janey Godley's Website

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Alex Edelman - Just for Us

Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart.

Alex Edelman’s first show, Millennial – about very traumatic stock photos and young people - won an Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first show by an American to do so since 1997.

The follow-up, Everything Handed to You - about identity and the availability of plug sockets in airports - was even more acclaimed: selling out its entire Edinburgh run and garnering the second-best reviews of any comedy show at the Festival. It was also filmed in its entirety for a special called Live at the BBC, which is currently available on Netflix.

Just For Us is what comes next. Nominated for the Barry award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, earning the prestigious Herald Angel award as well as being nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show, it’s about gorillas that can-do sign language and tribalism. Come.

WHY? ‘Boasting technical flair and a precocious authority, Edelman’s comedy manages to capture the voice of Generation Y’ Guardian

‘I fondly imagined this was what it might have been like to watch Jerry Seinfeld when he was in his early 20s. There is no greater praise than that.’ ★★★★★ Mirror

‘Every story is a precision-engineered Rolls-Royce of a routine, perfectly timed and constructed, each morsel of information released just at the right moment’ Chortle

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@AlexEdelman
@nordenfarm

Alex Edelman's Website

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Painting Studies: Stylised Flowers in Acrylic

Led by Caroline Crawford

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Work on canvas with acrylic paints to create a vibrant piece, using a less representational approach.

Sat 22 Feb
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

A new play adapted from the works of P G Wodehouse 

Written by the Goodale Brothers 

Take your seats with caution! 

Aristocratic buffoon Bertie Wooster has hired the theatre for the night to present his one man show detailing a recent and rather spontaneous series of misadventures, including the theft of a novelty cow creamer and a narrow escape from unwanted matrimony.

The only trouble is Bertie hasn't worked out who's going to play the parts. Will the show be a disaster? Will the scenery stay upright? Or will his trusty manservant Jeeves step in and save the day?

'I have to say I’m finding this acting business rather easy Jeeves! Apart from having to do a newt impression, I think that went tremendously well.'

In a joyous reimagining of the classic P G Wodehouse characters, three actors hurl themselves from role to role as they race to tell the story of Bertie's own farcical adventures.

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense was created by the Goodale Brothers, adapted primarily from P G Wodehouse The Code of the Woosters. After hugely successful runs in the West End, it won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

Presented by Theatre Chipping Norton and The Barn Theatre.

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Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

Multi award-winning comedian Simon Munnery reprises his notorious alter ego, the bedsit anarchist Alan Parker Urban Warrior.

Once the most radical, now the only radical, Alan returns with the old gold, the old truths, and some new truths (based on the old truths).

For over 35 years, Munnery has performed around the world, experimenting with and innovating the stand-up form. In the 1990s, his Alan Parker: Urban Warrior character took the comedy circuit by storm, garnering Munnery his own BBC Radio 1 series, which Time Out London called ‘the funniest thing on Radio One’ and a residency on ITV’s Saturday Live. 1996 saw him collaborate with Graham Linehan and Stewart Lee for BBC2 show, London Shouting, in his Alan Parker guise, and the character also become a regular contributor to NME magazine.

Simon Munnery is a British Comedy Award nominee, Perrier Award nominee, Sony Radio Award winner and Chortle Award winner. He’s most recently appeared in Channel 4’s acclaimed Flowers, and will soon be seen in Will Sharpe’s Louis Wain movie biopic, co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.

WHY? ‘Gloriously inept radical anorak’ The Times

‘Marx, Engels and Sid Vicious would all have died laughing' The Guardian

‘Munnery’s parody of a punk rock anarcho snowflake, hand drawn with real love for its subject, returns to a world worse than any he could have imagined in his home decade of the 1980s' Stewart Lee

Presented by Show And Tell.

Age guidance 16+ years.

Studio
£12

@SIMONMUNNERY
@nordenfarm

Simon Munnery's Website

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A Hidden Life (12A)

Dir: Terrence Malick 2019 | 173 mins, DE/US

The story of an unsung hero, based on real events. Franz Jägerstätter refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II. The Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason. But Franz’s unwavering faith and love for his wife Fani and children, keep his spirit alive.

WHY? The latest film from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick

‘A refulgent return to form from one of cinema’s vital auteurs’ Variety

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. Offer applied in basket.

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Stephen Bailey - Can't be Bothered

Stephen Bailey has made a name for himself for being a little gossip.

This year he’s grown up and decided to have a conversation with you (but a funny one – he’s still Channel 5’s darling) - about everything that is going on in the world.

Host of Channel 5’s Celebs on the Farm, Stephen has appeared on ITV’s Coronation Street, ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, BBC2’s Live at the Apollo and The Apprentice: You’re Fired - it’s been a very big year for Stephen, he’s even bought a new microwave.

He’s the best mate you want to chat to at the pub and he thinks the world has gone mad. This show is bit of storytelling, some inappropriate anecdotes and more sincerity than he’s ever dared have! What more do you want? He’s basically Holly Willoughby.

WHY? ‘An outrageous, hilarious hour of comedy’ British Comedy Guide

‘Stephen’s show was hilarious from the first line, and for the whole performance I don’t think a single joke died’ Voice Magazine

Age guidance 16+ years.

Studio
£14.50 (£12.50 conc)

@stephencomedy
@nordenfarm

Stephen Bailey's Website

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Bombshell (15)

Dir: Jay Roach 2019 | 108 mins, CA/US

A revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time: Fox News. This is the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it. Starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and John Lithgow.

WHY? Based on a true story

'One of the most compelling stories of the #MeToo movement is told unflinchingly, empathetically and authentically, with Charlize Theron completely nailing the knotty character of Megyn Kelly' ★★★★ 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. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Monday's Offer
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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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
Mon 13 Jan – 30 Mar (exc 3, 10, 17 Mar)
10.15am – 11am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for 4 sessions a term


Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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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 20 Jan - Lucy Hughes Hallett – Cleopatra: The Most Womanly of Women and the Most Queenly of Queens
Mon 24 Feb - Fenella Billingham – The Great Twelve: The Senior Livery Companies of the City of London
Monday 16 March - Neil Faulkener – Dickens, Lawrence & Zhivago: David Lean’s Art of Cinema

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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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 24 Feb – 30 Mar
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£42 per 6 week course


Suitable for 18+ years

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Hashmat Sultana

The ‘Sufi sisters’ were propelled into the limelight in 2016’s Indian TV talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.

Since then Hashmat and Sultana have been winning the hearts of audiences in India and internationally with their contemporary twist on traditional Punjabi folk and ancient Sufi music. They are now touring the UK with a full live band.

WHY? The duo are an internet sensation with over 25 million views online for their song Rang

'A bursting, transcendent performance of religious Sufi music mixed with contemporary Indian beats and thumping kick drums' Rhythm Passport

Presented in association with Asian Arts Agency

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Hashmat Sultana Website

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Grace Campbell - Why I'm Never Going Into Politics

Grace Campbell survived a childhood in British politics – her dad is Alastair Campbell.

She is co-founder of feminist group The Pink Protest and wants to tell you why she’ll never consider a career in Westminster. Expect vagina jokes, mental health within Parliament and anecdotes of hanging out with Putin’s kids.

WHY? ‘Articulate, witty and very funny’ ★★★★★ The Edinburgh Reporter

Studio
£12

@GraceCampbell
@nordenfarm

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Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior... Confessions of a Club Comic

Comedian, author, cultural icon and - most recently - idiot who agreed to be tortured on 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!', Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts.

But live comedy is where she's in her element, and now - after her spell in the jungle - she sets out for the more welcoming destination of Maidenhead.

Expect a show packed full of sharp-tongued gags and cultural observation, this is Shappi's warts and all journey through the 90s comedy scene, to breaking through on telly and then letting it all slip away.

WHY? As heard on Radio 4, read in two warmly-received books and seen sleeping in a hammock

Age guidance 14+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£15


@ShappiKhorsandi
@nordenfarm

Shappi's Website

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The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG)

Dir: Armando Iannucci 2019 | 119 mins, UK/US

A wry and heart-filled film following Charles Dickens’ iconic hero on his journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer in Victorian England. This classic ode to grit and perseverance is reimagined through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell.

WHY? Featuring an ensemble cast of stage and screen actors including Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie and Ben Whishaw

'A bracing, entertaining, richly satisfying experience' ★★★★ 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. Offer applied in basket.

Relaxed Screenings
The screening on Friday 28 February at 11am is a Relaxed Screening. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The house lights are kept on and audience members can come and go as they please.

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Swing into Spring - Tina May (vocalist)

Presented by Jazz at the Farm

Tina's stunning range, creative dexterity and repertoire equally suits her on-stage performances in Paris, New York and recently, Australia as well as the intimate club-style presentation of Jazz at Norden Farm.

Supported by a special Quartet, Will Gibson (alto & tenor sax), Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and David Ingamells (drums).

Studio
£15 (£13 conc), £5 under 16s

Tina May's Website

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Cara Dillon

This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years.

Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara performs material from her new album Wanderer. It is a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman.

WHY? ‘Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice’ Mojo Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£22

@CaraDillonSings
@nordenfarm

Cara Dillon's Website

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Chris Bryant.

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Suitable for 18+ years

Sat 29 Feb and 26 Apr
10am – 3pm
£34

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Choice Grenfell

In these somewhat uncertain times comes a wonderful evening of warmth, wit and gentle humour.

The best of Joyce’s hilarious songs and monologues from Stately As A Galleon and Free Activity Period to A Terrible Worrier and First Flight.

Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most endearing characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist William Blezard.

As Joyce would have said “We request the pleasure of your company” in the company of one of Britain’s best loved comediennes.

The family of William Blezard (Joyce’s musical director and pianist) have also given permission for us to use material from previously unheard rehearsal tape recordings and personal letters sent from Joyce to William.

WHY? The show will provide a completely unique view into the life of Joyce Grenfell through the eyes of her well respected friend, William Blezard

Courtyard Theatre
£15, £13 Supporters

Choice Grenfell's website

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