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The Maidenhead Beach

The ever popular Maidenhead Beach is back, all summer long – this year inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.

Join us for the Grand Opening (with free entertainment) on Tuesday 24 July from 10.30am

The Beach has been designed and handmade by Norden Farm with the help of the community.

It’s free to play on every day with beachside tables available for snacks and lunch from the Cafe Bar (including children’s picnic bags).

For maximum chill out, explore the indoor sensory space in our Gallery. It is designed for children with SEND and features work from local schools. Get involved with decorating the floor and making kites.

All of this and a full programme of family films and live events, the Goan Beach is the perfect place to pitch up this Summer.


Peel yourself off the beach and get creative with your little ones in our daily Beach Craft sessions:

Arts and Crafts (45 mins) | £5 per child Monday – Friday 10.30am

Or sit back and relax with them in the story den for our Storytelling sessions:

Storytelling (20 mins) | £2 per person Monday – Saturday 1.30pm and 3.30pm


Join us for the Grand Opening on Tuesday 24 July from 10.30am:

  • Free 15 minute Teddies Music Club Taster Session in the Café Bar
  • Enter our free prize draw for the chance to win a family ticket for one of our summer family shows or films
  • Free tropical juice drink for children - available from the Café Bar between 10.30am - 11am (subject to availability)
  • Take some snaps in our prop filled photo area in the foyer
  • Free activity and colouring sheets
  • Kite Making Workshops at 11.30am and 2pm (£3 per person)

The Community Kite Festival and Workshops

The Community Kite Festival is a free event taking place in Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) on Sunday 2 September – everyone welcome! The festival runs from 1pm – 4pm.

Bring your kite creations and join our team to fly kites on the hill!

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

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.

  • Tuesday 24 July | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 11 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 18 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 1 September | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £3 per person.

Click here to visit our workshop booking page.


A photographer representing Norden Farm may be present throughout the summer holiday at The Maidenhead Beach.

These images may be published by Norden Farm in the press and on social media platforms. Images may also be used for external distribution and used in marketing materials including, but not limited to, brochures, flyers, adverts and banners.

If you are visiting The Maidenhead Beach and would rather not be in our photos, please speak to our Box Office team when you arrive.


We love to welcome you and your children here at Norden Farm. However, please be aware that, as we serve hot drinks and food, we do ask that children don’t run in the Café Bar area and are kept close to their adults when on the Beach. Do ask us for children’s books or free colouring sheets if your little ones need some off line distraction.

  •   1 Sep FREE
  •   2 Sep FREE
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Beach Life

Escape the crowds at Beach Hut Bay. A special installation designed to be a relaxing sensory delight for everyone, inspired by the beach huts of Goa, featuring work created by local schools.

Take a fishing rod and fish in the blue waters, then decorate and add to the ocean walls. Or just lie back in the huts and watch the kites and waves.


Featuring artwork by students from:

  • Furze Platt Infant School

  • Furze Platt Junior School

  • Cookham Rise Primary School

  • Riverside Primary School

  • Woodlands Park Primary School

  • Manor Green School

  • Oldfield Primary School

  • All Saints Junior School

  • Burchetts Green Infant School


Open every day 10am - 4pm. Free Entry.

  •   1 Sep FREE
  •   2 Sep FREE
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Kite Workshops

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

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

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

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

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The Big Berkshire Beach Gig

A showcase for the most exciting local musical talent in our main theatre.

Exciting local bands and musicians perform on our Courtyard stage.
The evening wouldn’t be complete without breaks between the acts - so you can soak up the atmosphere on our Goa inspired beach!

This year’s line up features:

Rain Crew
This 4-piece band based in Reading are thrashing out punk-tinged indie-pop hits the only way they know how. Spending the best part of 2017 gigging, they have supported bands such as Catholic Action, Massmatiks and Echoic and have played at a range of venues such as West End Centre, Boileroom, Readipop and O2 Academy Islington.

The band's line-up includes: Beth Atkinson (vocals, rhythm guitar), Mac Sullivan (lead guitar, backing vocals), Ryan Nicholls (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Lewis Thomas (drums).

Before the Breakdown
This alternative rock band from Reading/London brought out their debut album Fake Me Up after only a year since their formation, these childhood friends have been shaking up their local scenes.

State the Case
A three-piece rock band with Marcus Lewis (bass guitar), Ethan O’Brien (guitar, vocals) and Matt Merry (drums). Their heavier music style is fused with lots of influences including rock n roll, grunge and pop punk.
This growing band are working on their own original material but also love covers that get the audience moving! Distorted guitar riffs, thumping bass lines and wicked drums - your ears better be ready…

Grain
Four-piece band made up of students from the Sir William Borlases School. Mostly playing their own songs with an Indie/Rock style. They have played at Claytonbury and Fieldfest festival and will be performing at Marlow Football Club.

Toxic Sofa
Toxic Sofa are husband and wife team, Tim Bastock and Kim Halliday. Tim is an experienced bassist and has played guitar for over 40 years and Kim has mainly comes from a musical/theatrical background and has sung at Glastonbury Festival. After being inspired by Richard Digence Kim started writing songs based on her observations on life. They have now written and recorded six original songs. Toxic Sofa were also voted third in the Best Showcase Act category of the Graham Steel Music Company Awards 2018.

£8 | This is a standing event with some allocated seating.

Appear on the line up!

We're looking for local bands and musicians to join our line up for The Big Berkshire Beach Gig.

During the gig your music will be recorded by professional technicians and sound engineers. You will then be invited back to remix the multi track recording and walk away with a professionally mastered live recording of your sound - for free!

To be in with a chance of playing, send a sample of your music and info about the band to jane.corry@nordenfarm.org

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Big Band Concertini

An original and enjoyable live music experience designed for grown ups to enjoy with their children in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Blake's Heaven Big Band is a 17 piece ensemble performing jazz, swing, pop and funk, TV themes, Latin and rock – all with a unique twist.

Suitable for all ages.

WHY? Be inspired by sizzling saxes, screaming trumpets and soulful trombones whilst your little one dance sing, wriggle or even sleep!

Courtyard Theatre
This is a standing event with some allocated seating

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

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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Community Kite Festival

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

Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our very first Community Kite Festival on Sunday 2 September between 1pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!

The 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:

  • Saturday 21 July - Maidenhead Festival, Kidwells Park (Free)
  • Tuesday 24 July - Norden Farm, The Maidenhead Beach Grand Opening
  • Saturdays 11 August - Norden Farm
  • Saturdays 18 August - Norden Farm

Workshop tickets are £3 per person and can be booked online here.

What better excuse to go fly a kite this summer!

  •   2 Sep FREE
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Salsa Workshop

Enjoy a free Salsa workshop before dancing the night away to Son Yambu!

Please note this workshop is only available to customers who have booked for the Son Yambu concert at 7.30pm. Please call the Box Office on 01628 788997 to book your place.

  •   2 Sep
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Son Yambu

Authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa.

The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map.

WHY? Join us for a free salsa workshop before the event, spaces are limited so don’t miss out!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Son Yambu's website

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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.

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

Autumn
Tuesdays (from 11 Sept exc 2 Oct, 23 Oct)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Rain or Shine

Led by Jo Hall.

Use soft pastel to depict our changing weather, rain, mist, wind and snow and perhaps even sunshine! Cloud and storm studies by John Constable, Turner and the contemporary artist Kurt Jackson will be referenced.

Please bring your own materials.

Tues 11 Sept – 9 Oct (exc 2 Oct)
10am – 1pm
£70 for 4 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.

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

Autumn
Tuesdays (from 11 Sept exc 2 Oct, 23 Oct)
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.

Autumn
Tues 11 Sept – 9 Oct, 16 Oct - 13 Nov and 20 Nov – 18 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.

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

Autumn
Tues 11 Sept – 9 Oct, 16 Oct - 13 Nov and 20 Nov - 18 Dec
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class
£50 per 5-week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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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.

Tuesdays (from Tues 11 Sept exc 2 Oct, 23 Oct)
4.30pm – 5.30pm
£67 per 10 week term

Suitable for 6+ years.

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Digi Den II

Led by DJ Mhlanga

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

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

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

Autumn
Tuesdays (from 12 Sept exc 25 Sept, 2 Oct and 23 Oct)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

  •  11 Sep
  •  18 Sep
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Maidenhead and Cookham Arts Trail

Showcasing the work of many of the artists taking part in this year’s trail.

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

Private View: Thur 13 Sept 6pm – 9pm.

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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.

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

Autumn
Tuesdays (from Tues 11 Sept exc 2 Oct, 23 Oct)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Apostasy (PG)

Dir: Daniel Kokotajlo 2017 | 95 mins, UK

Sisters Alex and Luisa and their mother are devout Jehovah's Witnesses. When Luisa starts to question the advice of the Elders, she makes a life-altering transgression that threatens to expel her from the congregation.

WHY? ‘Nuanced insight into the lives of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ ★★★★ The Independent

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Norden Farm Improv Group

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

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

AUTUMN
Tues 11 Sept – 4 Dec (exc 23 Oct)
8.30pm – 10pm
£8 per class or £88 for 12 week course

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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.

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

Autumn
Wednesdays (from 12 Sept exc 24 Oct)
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 baby under 6 months

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Jewellery Making with Beadylicious

Led by Diana Estornel.

Learn techniques to create your own one-of-a-kind beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings with sterling silver finishings. Find out about findings, stringing and crimping. Choose from an array of beautiful beads, including semi-precious and crystal, before designing and creating your personal pieces.

Suitable for beginners or those with experience, jewellery-making is an excellent way to get creative whilst crafting something unique to you.

Everything you need is provided by the tutor but please feel free to bring any tools and materials of your own.

Wed 12 Sept - 10 Oct
11am - 1pm
£80 per 5-week term plus £25 approx for materials.

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Spitfire (PG)

Dir: David Fairhead, Ant Palmer 2018 | 95 mins, UK

A documentary about the people and the planes that helped win the Battle of Britain and ultimately, the Second World War. Exploring how the Spitfire came into being and how the pilots fared in combat, three miles up in the skies.

WHY? Bringing to life the emotional, thoughtful and detailed recollections of the veterans who lived through those dramatic days

'Perfect rhyme between subject and medium' ★★★★ The Financial Times

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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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. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

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 performance.

'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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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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.

'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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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.

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

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Run time tbc

Live screening from Stratford-upon-Avon. Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings.

WHY? A theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos

'It is tremendously enjoyable' The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

£15

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Book Club

Price includes a drink from the bar.

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

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept, 3 Oct, 7 Nov and 5 Dec | 7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

  • Wed 12 September - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

  • Wed 3 October - One of Daphne du Maurier’s Cornwall novels.
Choose from:
‘Rebecca’
‘My Cousin Rachel’
‘Jamaica Inn’
‘Frenchman’s Creek’
‘The House on the Strand’
‘Castle Dor’

  • Wed 7 November - Choose one book from the Man Booker Prize short list. The short list will be announced on 20th September.

  • Wed 5 December - The Dry by Jane Harper

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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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.

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

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

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 13 Sept – 18 Oct (exc 27 Sept) and 1 Nov – 29 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£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.

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

Autumn
Thur 13 Sept – 6 Dec (exc 25 Oct and 1 Nov)
10am – 11am | £6 per class

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Introduction to Jewellery Making

with 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).

Thur 13 Sept - 11 Oct and 18 Oct – 8 Nov | 10am - 11.30pm and 12pm - 1.30pm

£63 for 5 week course
£51 for 4 week course

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Calligraphy (Beginners)

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

The beginners course introduces calligraphy using arguably the most popular and accessible hand – Italic.

Thur 13 Sept – 11 Oct | 2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 for 5 week course plus £10 materials fee to tutor
£45 for 4 week course plus £10 materials fee to tutor

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Summer Concert Series 4: Mozart Plus

The summer recitals series highlighting works by Mozart concludes with the greatest of all works for wind ensemble, his grand Serenade.

St John’s Wind Ensemble
Louise Fuller (soprano)
Nigel Wilkinson (piano)

Richard Strauss Serenade in E flat, Op.7
Songs by Mozart and Richard Strauss
Mozart Serenade for 13 wind instruments, K.361

WHY? Louise Fuller provides some delectable songs by both composers (please note change of soloist)

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Louise's website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

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

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

Autumn
Fri 14 Sept – 19 Oct and Fri 2 Nov – 14 Dec
9.30am – 10.45am
£42 per 6 week course
£49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

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).

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

Autumn
Fri 14 Sept – 12 Oct and Fri 19 Oct – 9 Nov
10am – 12pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  14 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.

Summer
Fridays (exc 13 and 20 July)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Autumn
Fridays (from 14 Sept)
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 8 Jun – 13 Jul and 20 Jul – 31 Aug (exc 3 and 10 Aug)
11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Autumn
Fri 14 Sept – 19 Oct and Fri 2 Nov – 14 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course
£49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

SOLD OUT
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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).

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

Autumn
Fri 14 Sept – 12 Oct and Fri 19 Oct – 9 Nov
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  14 Sep SOLD OUT
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La Boheme on Sydney Harbour

150 mins

Encore screening of Opera Australia's glittering production from the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Puccini’s beloved classic – the original bohemian love story – has long captivated audiences around the world. His music swells with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cries with heartache.

WHY? Lavish sets and costumes transform the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter

'The performances are excellent across the board and the musical elements come together beautifully' ★★★★ Time Out

Click here to read the full review.

£15

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Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

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

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

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

Autumn
Fridays (from 14 Sept exc 28 Sept, 26 Oct)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

  •  14 Sep
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Wine Club

Led by The Wine Inspector.

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

Autumn
Fri 14 Sept, 12 Oct, 9 Nov and 7 Dec | 8pm – 9pm
£15 per session

Suitable for 18+ years


14 Sept - Reds for Autumn
Why do we see wines by season and does it matter?
Summer holidays may be over and the evening drawing in, so it’s time to look at some different red wines for autumn.
We will taste three more structured red wines from different parts of the world to warm the cockles of your heart as we come into autumn.

12 Oct - Oaky and Non Oaky Wines
Many people say ‘I don’t like oaky wines’ and yet oak is used as a winemaker’s tool in many wines over many centuries. They use it to affect not just taste but texture as well in the wines that we drink. In this Norden Farm Wine Club, The Wine Inspector will look at three wines with and without oak ageing and examine the difference.

9 Nov – Sparkling & Champagne
By popular request! There is only one Champagne region that produces the wine of the same name in the world.

Mme Lily Bollinger famously said
“I drink Champagne when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty.”

However, Champagne does get rather expensive, so The Wine Inspector will look at three great value sparkling wines including one Champagne.

7 Dec – Something different – fortified, sweet and sweetish?
Wine is an incredibly versatile drink and has so many different expressions sparkling, still, red, rose, white, dry to sweet and everything in between. As Christmas comes closer this is a look at some different pre- and post-dinner options and some wines that might not usually be in the repertoire.

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A Harvest of Jazz with Matt Holland

Matt returns to Norden Farm with one of the most talented up-and-coming vocalists in London.

Megan McConnell (vocals) brings her unique post modern sound, delivering a vintage jazz twist to modern pop songs – as well as some trumpet lead classic jazz standards from Matt. They are accompanied by Tom Temple Marlow (piano), Jaime Wilkins (bass) and Greg Nickolls (drums).

WHY? Matt has recently worked with the likes of Roger Daltrey, Wet Wet Wet and the Brand New Heavies

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

@MattTrumpet
@nordenfarm

Matt Holland's Website

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Mission: Impossible - Fallout (12A)

Dir: Christopher McQuarrie 2018 | 147 mins, US

Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. But when some weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.

WHY? ‘A combination of thrilling stunts, insane daring and clever writing’ ★★★★★ Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Wednesday 19 September at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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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

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

Autumn
Sat 15 Sept – 8 Dec (exc 10 Nov)
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term

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

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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.

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

Autumn
Sat 15 Sept, 27 Oct and 10 Nov (silver workshops)
Sat 3 Nov (metal clay workshop)
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  15 Sep SOLD OUT
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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

The original Wishbone Ash line up forged a unique musical identity. It was synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works. He is joined by Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic (guitars) and drummer Tim Brown. They perform classic tracks from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire and new music that remains true to the original style.

WHY? Featuring a full performance of Wishbone Ash’s classic 1970 first album

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@MartTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's website

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The Vinyl Frontier: Graceland by Paul Simon

One of the first LPs to popularise World music. It remains one of the definitive albums of the 1980s.

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Zumba (Sundays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

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

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

Autumn
Sun 16 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 14, 21, 28 Oct)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

'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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.


'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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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.

Summer
Sun 6 May – 26 Aug (exc Sun 1 Jul)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Autumn
Sun 16 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 21 and 28 Oct)
6.15pm - 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace

A critically acclaimed tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel

Elio has performed highly acclaimed reunion concerts with Billy Joel’s original band. He delivers a powerhouse of a show with his six piece band. Expect over 30 classic hits including Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are, My Life, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man.

WHY? ‘A great musician, artist and friend. He is a star!’ Alfie Boe

Courtyard Theatre

£24.50

@BillyJoelSongbk
@nordenfarm

Elio Pace's Website

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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.

Summer
Mondays (exc 23 July)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Autumn
Mondays (from 17 Sept exc 8 Oct, 22 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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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 June - Dick Bolton – Gardens Great and Small
Mon 17 Sept - Steve Kershaw – The Elgin Marbles
Mon 15 Oct - Malcolm Kenwood – The Fine Art of Crime, Fakes and Forgeries

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

  •  17 Sep
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Monday Morning Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Feeling the need to wind down and relax, have a little bit of time to yourself. Come along and enjoy some yoga and relaxation with Julie. We will look at some gentle yoga spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, some simple, basic yogic breathing practises and some guided relaxations to take us to a state of relaxed wellbeing.

These classes are suitable for everyone, with or without previous yoga experience. Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

17 Sept – 5 Nov (exc 8 and 22 Oct)
12 Nov – 17 Dec
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £42 per 6 week course

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The Arts Society Lunch

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

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

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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.

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

Autumn
Mon 17 Sept – 5 Nov (exc 8 and 22 Oct) and Mon 12 Nov – 17 Dec
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Autumn
Mon 17 Sept – 5 Nov (exc 8 and 22 Oct) and Mon 12 Nov – 17 Dec
2.15pm – 3.15pm | £42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Escape (15)

Dir: Dominic Savage 2017 | 101 mins, UK

Tara is at a crossroads in her life - struggling to chase her dreams alongside her responsibilities as a mother and wife. She makes the decision to make a change, buying a one-way ticket to Paris. But she soon finds out that walking out on your life isn't so simple.

WHY? Drama starring Gemma Arterton (Their Finest) and Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!)

'A superlative performance from Gemma Arterton' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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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Nunsense

Five of the nineteen surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken stage a variety show in the Mount Saint Helen's School auditorium.

They need to raise funds to bury the last four residents of the convent who are stored in the deep freeze.

WHY? The entertainment includes songs, dance routines, and an audience quiz

Studio
£15


@TheGrimmPlayers
@nordenfarm

The Grimm Players Website

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The Temple Ensemble performs Wind & Strings Masterpieces

The Temple Ensemble play Beethoven’s unique Septet and with an extra violin, Schubert’s wide-ranging Octet.

Beethoven Septet Op 20
Schubert Octet in F major D.803

They combine violin, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, French horn and bassoon.

WHY? A unique opportunity to enjoy some instrumental combinations not often heard in two delightful classical masterpieces

Courtyard Theatre
£15, MMS Members £10

Maidenhead Music Society's Website

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Acrylics: Quirky Still Life

Led by Karen Carter.

Taking a slightly abstracted view of still life subjects we will look at creating a quirky and interesting image exploring the ideas of positive and negative space, distorted perspective and surface pattern. We will look at the work of Mary Feddon and Emma Davies for our inspiration. There will be demos and individual help throughout the day. Bring own materials

Fri 21 Sept
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (PG)

Dir: Ol Parker 2018 | 114 mins, US

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again! Sophie finds out more about her mother Donna's past while seeking guidance on how to handle her pregnancy. The all-star cast includes Meryl Streep, Lily James, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth.

WHY? An all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA

'The sequel to Mamma Mia! takes the first film forward' Variety

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tues 28 Aug at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted. Please note that buggies and pushchairs cannot be taken into the Courtyard Theatre.

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Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery.

A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this, his brand new tour for 2018. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ ★★★★ Guardian

‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers...Quite brilliant’ ★★★★ Scotsman

‘A master craftsman’ ★★★★ Times

‘One of Britain's grandmasters of the one-liner' ★★★★ Chortle

Support act tbc.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@GaryDelaney
@nordenfarm

Gary Delaney's Website

  •  21 Sep SOLD OUT
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Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Sat 22 Sept and 20 Oct
10am – 3pm
£34 per session

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The Australian Ballet: The Merry Widow

114 mins

Created especially for The Australian Ballet and captured live at the Sydney Opera House. Based on the beloved operetta, this lively tale is set in the ballrooms and salons of Belle Époque Paris. Expect enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce.

'The Merry Widow is a real crowd pleaser' Dance Australia

Click here to read the full review.

WHY? A laugh-along favourite with hum-along melodies and its heart on its sleeve

£15

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Gregg Wallace - Doesn't Get Tougher Than This

The star of BBC's MasterChef, Inside The Factory and Eat Well For Less takes to the stage for this brand new live show.

He mixes hilarious behind the scenes tales with demonstrations and audience fun and games. Join Gregg as he answers the questions you’ve always wanted to ask, shares classic anecdotes and dishes up a sumptuous serving of MasterChef’s juiciest bits.

Complete with a Q&A, this really is a must-see event for any foodie and Gregg fan!

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@GreggAWallace
@nordenfarm

Gregg Wallace's Website

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga Improvers

Led by Carly Brown.

A 3 week yoga course for parents/carers and one child. Connect and bond through movement and breath. The aim of the classes is to build connection and trust. Big Dog Little Dog is a rebel yell to handing your child your mobile phone instead of holding them. This is a shared experience which is nurturing, supportive and real.

Get ready to fly! Class includes elements of acroyoga.

Over the 3 sessions we will have much fun covering many yoga postures and movement sequences (including a gentle bedtime yoga sequence). Breath work, introducing the little dogs to the breath and how to use it to keep calm and be still, Meditations based on popular fairy tales, A sequence of hand mudras, Experiential anatomy, Acro yoga, big dogs as the bases and little dogs as the flyers, Relaxation techniques, each session will end with a lovely joint savasana (resting together on the mat)

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

Sundays (from 23 Sept exc 30 Sept)
10am - 11am
£50 per 3 week term

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

No previous yoga experience is necessary. If you have questions please contact the booking office.

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

A class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Get ready to fly! Class includes elements of acroyoga.

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

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

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

Autumn
Sundays
23 Sept | 11.15am – 12.15pm
14 Oct | 11.15am – 12.15pm
11 Nov | 10am – 11am
9 Dec | 10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

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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

£3 per person (45 mins)

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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!

Sun 23 Sept, 28 Oct, 25 Nov and 23 Dec
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 includes a drink from the bar

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Son of Town Hall

Welcome to the mythical world of Son of Town Hall.

They are musicians Ben Parker, from London, and David Berkeley, from New Mexico. They create a world that transcends time and space, complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along. They have performed to packed audiences across America and Europe.

WHY? ‘Think Simon & Garfunkel lost at sea, and you get a sense of the mythic world at play here’ Philadelphia Inquirer

Studio
£14


@sonoftownhall
@nordenfarm

Son of Town Hall's website

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Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this 'electrifying' (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.

Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and 2017 and Soho Theatre 2017.

The accompanying book, This is Going to Hurt is a Sunday Times bestseller – and copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.

WHY? ‘Intersperses horror stories from the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly spoof songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay’ ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

‘Viscerally raw and passionately delivered’ ★★★★ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£15 conc)

Presented by Seabright Productions.


@amateuradam
@nordenfarm

Adam Kay's Website

  •  23 Sep SOLD OUT
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Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey.

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

Summer
Mondays (from 14 May, exc 28 May, 18 Jun, 25 Jun)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Autumn
Mondays (from 24 Sept exc 8 Oct, 22 Oct)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.


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

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BlacknBluenotes Art Exhibition

Local artist and guitarist Glenn Stevenson showcases his love of influential musicians.

They come alive through his detailed and life like pencil drawings.

Meet the artist at his Private View on Thur 27 Sept 7pm – 9pm.

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Autumnal Table Decoration

Led by Louise Temple.

Tues 25 Sept | 7pm – 9pm | £30 per session plus £15 materials fee

Hands on and creative workshops led by a professional florist

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A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

Presented by Silent Uproar.

A hilarious cabaret musical about depression that explains, sings and throws glitter about how it’s OK not to be OK. Sally’s a happy person. She doesn’t let little things get her down and she almost never cries. But she’s got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be, but she doesn’t want anyone to know about it.

It’s joyful, buoyant, gleeful, slightly silly, sugar coated, unrelenting and completely super happy! (Except for all the bits about depression).

Written by Jon Brittain (Olivier Award-winning Rotterdam), with music by Frisky and Mannish’s Matthew Floyd Jones. Winner of a 2017 Fringe First and the Musical Theatre Review Best Musical.

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? ‘A mix of wit and low-key emotion that suddenly grips your heart’ The Guardian

★★★★ WhatsOnStage | ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide | ★★★★ The Scotsman

Click here to read the full review

Studio
£14 (£12 Advantage Card)
1 hour

@SilentUproarPro
@nordenfarm

Silent Uproar's Website

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James and Black

Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas.

The roots of their music spring from the tradition of the Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis, yet they are no throwback. The foundation of James & Black is the voices and stories in their songs. They are joined by Sam Kelly (drums) and Richard Sadler (bass).

WHY? This is the American duo’s first UK tour

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

James and Black'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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.

'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

  •  27 Sep
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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. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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 a performance.

'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

  •  27 Sep
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The Marriage of Figaro

A truly special opportunity to enjoy this wonderful and powerful Mozart opera.

It recounts a single day of comic madness in the palace of Count Almaviva near Seville, Spain. Fully staged, traditional costumed under the outstanding professional direction of Fraser Grant and the excellent orchestra lead by Music Director, Lindsay Bramley.

WHY? With a full cast of outstanding professional soloists and the excellent WEO Chorus

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Windsor and Eton Operatic Society Website

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The Enchanted Garden

Led by Jo Hall.

Paul Klee made many ‘Magic’ paintings of fish and imagined gardens and structures. Taking Klee’s work and the enchanting works of contemporary pastel artist, Richard Cartwright for inspiration, we will make our own magic gardens in watercolour and/or pastel.

Please bring your own materials: see information sheet for details.

Sat 29th Sept
10.00am to 3.00pm
One day workshop £38

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Princess Charming

Some girls like football. Some boys like pink. Everyone likes a good story. Exploring gender stereotypes in a fun, questioning way, Princess Charming is a celebration of being exactly who you are.

This show is for anyone who doesn’t like being told what to do and is about finding the courage to defy expectations.

Cabaret performers explore what really matters about being a boy and being a girl with dances, songs and skits created with children, for children.

The theatre is transformed into a family friendly cabaret club full of laughter and sing-a-longs. Join in at the end as the next generation of cabaret stars take over the stage.

Recommended for ages 6 – 11 years.

WHY? ‘Pertinent and powerful, but most of all it’s extremely fun! Princess Charming teaches kids (and adults) that they can just be themselves’ A Younger Theatre

‘A hilarious, touching and truthful performance with a powerful, important message’ ★★★★ Female Arts

‘An absolute gem of a show. Exploring gender stereotypes using the very clever medium of a cabaret.. it is entertaining, informative (though never preachy) and vitally, incredibly relevant’ ★★★★★ WestEnd Wilma

Click here to read the full review

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

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


Spun Glass Theatre's Website

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Sicilian Ghost Story (15)

Dir: Fabio Grassadonia | Antonio Piazza 2017 122 mins, It/Fr/Ch

(Italian with English subtitles)

Set in a small Sicilian village. 13-year-old Giuseppe vanishes, kidnapped by the men his father crossed. His classmate Luna refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance. Rebelling against the code of silence and collusion that surrounds her, she refuses to give up her search.

WHY? ‘A unique film that wrings myriad emotions from you at once, leaving you elated, and slightly staggered' ★★★★ Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Dan Walsh & Alistair Anderson

Two of the most dynamic musicians in folk music strike sparks off each other with songs, Northumbrian rants, jazzy ballads and Old Time reels.

Alistair Anderson (Concertina and Northumbrian Pipes) and former BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year nominee, Dan Walsh (Banjo, Guitar and Vocals) share a warm chemistry on stage and their performance combines high energy with world class musicianship.

WHY? ‘A tangible magic’ Folkwords
‘Nifty fun with bags of wow factor’ FRoots

Studio
£16.50

@DanWalshBanjo
@nordenfarm

Alistair's website
Dan's website

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Hearts Beat Loud (12A)

Dir: Brett Haley 2018 | 97 mins, US

Single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his daughter Sam off to college. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly ‘jam sesh’ into a father-daughter live act.

WHY? Heart-warming drama starring Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson and Toni Collette

'Very likeable, low-key and laid-back comedy-drama' ★★★★ The Independent

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£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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

about 1 hour ago Animated drama, The Red Turtle is the story of a man shipwrecked on an uninhabited tropical island. The film beautifully recounts the milestones in the life of a human being. Follow the journey on Wednesday 29 August and Thursday 30 August at 11.30am --> https://norden.farm/events/red-turtle-pg

about 2 hours ago Your Monday sorted - With the end of the summer holidays approaching you may be thinking what can i do with the children? Well we've got you covered - with films, theatre and loads of free activities! Have a look at our website for more info --> https://buff.ly/2Mz8izk

about 21 hours ago Winner of five BAFTAs and two Academy Awards – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri returns to the Farm. Months have passed without a culprit in the murder case of Mildred Hayes’s daughter. She makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at revered police chief William Willoughby. Catch this darkly comic, yet touching drama on Saturday 25 August at 4.30pm and Tuesday 28 August at 2pm --> https://norden.farm/events/three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri-15

1 day ago Have you made a kite yet? There’s still time to take part in our final Kite Making Workshops on Saturday 1 Septembe… https://t.co/n5bi8KNwc3

1 day ago Have you made a kite yet? There’s still time to take part in our final Kite Making Workshops on Saturday 1 September at 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm or at our Community Kite Festival at Punt Hill on Sunday 2 September where you can also take your creations to the sky! More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/kite-workshops

1 day ago Three Little Pig Tails is a funny, warm hearted and interactive rustic tale bristling with puppets, live music and… https://t.co/Lys7G1tndS

1 day ago Three Little Pig Tails is a funny, warm hearted and interactive rustic tale bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in. Join the three little pigs as they try to keep their tails out of the grumpy old wolfs soup on Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 August at 11.30am and 2pm --> https://norden.farm/events/three-little-pig-tails

2 days ago Who doesn't love good live music while chilling on a beach well The Big Berkshire Beach gig is just that - State t… https://t.co/RL1wHkZe1G

2 days ago The Big Berkshire Beach gig is just around the corner and it's going to be the best one yet - I mean who doesn't love good live music while chilling on a beach? State the Case are one of the 5 bands performing - Distorted guitar riffs, thumping bass lines and wicked drums - your ears better be ready !

2 days ago Winner of Best Animated Film and Best Song for Remember Me at this year's Oscars – Coco returns to our screen this summer holiday. Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician. Desperate to prove his talent, he sets off on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. Join the adventure on Saturday 25 August at 11.30am and Sunday 26 August 2pm --> https://norden.farm/events/coco-pg

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