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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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The Seagull (12A)

Dir: Michael Mayer 2018 | 98 mins, US

At a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. Everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else. A tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life. Based on Anton Chekhov’s classic play.

WHY? Starring Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss

'All-star cast brings out the comedy in Chekov' ★★★ 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.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Thursday 1 November 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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Calligraphy (Intermediate)

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

The intermediate course is for students who wish to expand their skills in the italic and gothic hands.

Thur 18 Oct – 8 Nov | 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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  •   8 Nov
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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

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Maidenhead Painting Club Exhibition

An energetic art group formed of amateur and professional artists.

Members develop their creative and artistic skills through groups and tutored classes at Norden Farm and other venues. The Club offers innovative demonstrations, exciting sketching days, social events and exhibitions throughout the year.

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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

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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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NT Live: Allelujah! (15)

170 mins.

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run.

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.

Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

WHY? ‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent

£15

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Juan Martin

The guitarist/composer plays and introduces his compositions within the forms of the great tradition. His exquisite style is enhanced through minimal amplification to capture his very pure flamenco sound: just Juan and his sublime guitar to lift and transport you to another dimension - melodic beauty and rhythmic passion. ¡Viva el arte!

WHY? ‘The master Flamenco guitarist’ The Guardian

‘One of the top three guitarists in the world’ Guitar Player, USA

‘A giant of the flamenco guitar tradition’ The Times

‘No flash, just plenty of panache’ The Age, Melbourne

‘Highly sophisticated contemporary music’ International Herald Tribune

‘The Chopin of the flamenco guitar’ Berner Nachrichten, Switzerland

Studio
£14

Juan Martin'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).

Autumn
Fri 14 Sept – 12 Oct and Fri 19 Oct – 9 Nov
10am – 12pm
and 12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   2 Nov
  •   9 Nov
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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).

Autumn
Fri 14 Sept – 12 Oct and Fri 19 Oct – 9 Nov
12.15pm – 2.15pm
and 12.45pm – 3.15pm
£84 per course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   2 Nov
  •   9 Nov
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Lucky (15)

Dir: John Carroll Lynch 2017 | 88 mins, US

Lucky (Harry Dean Stanton) is a 90-year-old atheist. Having outlived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life. He is thrust on a journey of self exploration in his quirky, off the map desert town.

WHY? ‘A profound, wry, slip of a movie carried by Stanton’s moving performance’ ★★★★ 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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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.


Autumn
Fridays (from 14 Sept exc 28 Sept, 26 Oct)
5pm – 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Bob Drury's Viva Neil Diamond

Described in Vegas as 'one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond', Bob Drury's one-man show is an absolute 'must-see' for all Diamond fans.

All the hits including Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Pretty Amazing Grace, Song Sung Blue, Sweet Caroline and many more

Whilst performing in Las Vegas two years ago Bob Drury was described 'one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond' and he's now back touring the UK with his new show

A celebration of the legendary Neil Diamond and his incredible back catalogue of songs. Bob Drury's one-man show is a must see for any Diamond fan. His performance in Vegas has been described as ‘one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond’. His vocal likeness has been delighting audiences around the world.

This year's show includes all the favourites such as Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, I'm a Believer, Red Red Wine and of course Sweet Caroline. Also expect Neil Diamond's UK hit Pretty Amazing Grace and a few lesser known songs.

WHY? ‘An uncanny resemblance to Neil Diamond's voice. That sent tingles down my spine Bob!’ Debbie McGee, BBC Radio Berkshire

‘Bob, it was great hearing you last night and I was totally blown away by your level of musicianship on guitar’ Mark LeVang, keyboard player with Neil Diamond's band

‘Bob is well established as one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond’ Steve Tatone, Film Producer, Midnight Pass Productions

‘If I didn’t know better I’d have said that was Neil Diamond singing’ Pat Marsh, BBC Radio Kent

‘Oozing class’ Nolan Dean, Cruise Director, M/V Island Star

‘Neil Diamond fans will be delighted with the sound-alike quality and the nifty guitar work’ UK Cabaret Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@drury_bob
@nordenfarm

Bob Drury's Website

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Croft & Pearce - Double Take

The stars of BBC Radio 4’s The Croft & Pearce Show and Sketchorama are winners of the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award. They are also recipients of the official Edinburgh Fringe Total Sell-Out Show laurel and WhatsOnLondon Comedy Award nominees 2017.

This BBC Next Big Thing Act have sold out theatres in London, New York and around the UK.

WHY? ‘A good double-act can always bring the house down, and this pair of Fringe favourites show us how to do just that’ ★★★★ The Skinny

‘Tomorrow's TV stars’ ★★★★ The Herald

‘A laugh-out-loud sketch show’ Daily Express

‘Masters of pinpoint observation and characterisation’ The Telegraph

‘Head flingingly funny’ ★★★★★ Broadwaybaby

★★★★ The List, Edinburgh

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@CroftAndPearce
@nordenfarm

Croft and Pearce's Website

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

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

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.

SOLD OUT
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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.

  •   3 Nov SOLD OUT
  •  10 Nov SOLD OUT
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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

'Full of hits and emotion' ★★★★★ 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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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

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

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

Autumn
Sat 3 and 24 Nov
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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St John's Chamber Orchestra

Rebecca van den Berg (soprano)
Jonathan Stone (violin)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Idomeneo: Overture and Aria Se il padre perdei
Beethoven Symphony No.1 in C
Brahms Violin Concerto in D

Brahms’ epic Concerto is one of the peaks of the violin repertoire. The programme also includes Beethoven’s impressive statement of intent and an exquisite aria by Mozart, with enchanting woodwind solos.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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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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Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science (work in progress)

Captivating chemistry! Phenomenal physics! Bonkers biology!

Magicians, time travellers and all round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona fide, legitimately qualified scientists, and now are bring their love of enlightenment to the stage!

Unbelievable Science is a live, interactive science show for the whole family, where real experiments take place right before your eyes.

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by Morgan & West’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your white coats at the door as Morgan & West present Unbelievable Science!

Be not afraid, the audience will be in no danger during the show. The same cannot be said for Messrs Morgan & West.

** Morgan & West take full responsibility for any horizons broadened, passions enflamed or minds blown during the course of the show.

WHY? ‘Hugely talented’ ★★★★ Daily Mirror

'Charming, engaging and superbly crafted’ ★★★★ The Stage

Studio
£5

@nordenfarm
@MorganandWest

Morgan and West's Website

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Skate Kitchen (15)

Dir: Crystal Moselle 2018 | 106 mins, US

Camille is an introverted teenage skateboarder who befriends an all-girl skateboarding crew. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother and falls for a mysterious guy. But a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip.

WHY? ‘A joyful meditation on friendship’ ★★★★ 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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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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A Celebration of Gershwin, Porter and other greats

The ever popular Tony Jacobs (Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Friday Night Is Music Night) performs with his pianist Jim Barry (BBC Radio Band).

They celebrate the great American and British songwriters of the 20th century. Expect timeless classics from the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Harry Warren to name just a few.

WHY? ‘This show is sheer quality’ Encore Magazine

Studio
£14

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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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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!

Autumn
Mondays (from 24 Sept exc 8 Oct, 22 Oct, 3 Dec)
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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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 Little Stranger (12A)

Dir: Lenny Abrahamson 2018 | 111mins, Ie/UK/Fr

Dr Faraday has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. He is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. With the Hall now in decline, its inhabitants are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life.

WHY? Charlotte Rampling and Domhnall Gleeson star in this adaptation of Sarah Waters’s ghostly thriller

'One of the most original British horror films of recent times' ★★★★ 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.

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

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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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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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Shacks, Stones, Walls and Ruins

Led by Jo Hall

Make ink and watercolour drawings of constructions in the landscape, from allotment sheds and stone walls, to dolmens and ancient hill forts inspired by the works of John Piper. These may include resist and found paper collage elements.

Please bring own materials.

Tues 16 Oct – 6 Nov
10am – 1pm
£70 for 4 week course

  •   6 Nov
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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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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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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.

Autumn
Wednesdays (from 12 Sept exc 24 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 for 1st child 0-5 years (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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Oscar Wilde Season Live: An Ideal Husband

160 mins.

Encore screening, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery.

WHY? The talented ensemble cast includes real-life father and son Edward and Freddie Fox

'Edward and Freddie Fox, as a father and son, are the star turn in this stylish revival of Wilde’s send-up of a money-mad society' The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£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!

'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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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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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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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 Sept - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

  • Wed 3 Oct - 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 Nov - Choose one book from the Man Booker Prize short list. The short list will be announced on 20th September.

  • Wed 5 Dec - The Dry by Jane Harper

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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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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Wajib (15)

Dir: Annemarie Jacir 2017 | 97 mins, Ps/Fr/Co/De/Ae/Qa/No (Arabic with English Subtitles)

Abu Shadi is a divorced father living in Nazareth preparing for his daughter’s wedding. Shadi, his architect son, arrives after years abroad to help him to hand-deliver the wedding invitations. As the estranged pair spend the day together, their relationship comes to a head.

WHY? ‘Sprightly, accessible comedy-drama’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

SOLD OUT
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Canary

Meet Agnes, Anne and Betty. They make bombs.

An air raid strikes sending them on a TNT-fuelled journey through euphoric emancipation, forbidden friendship and anarchic dreams. A rare insight into life during the First World War from the unique perspective of Britain’s munitions workers.

WHY? A thrilling physical tragi-comedy commemorating the lives of the 'Canary Girls' and based on true stories

Suitable for ages 12+ years.

Presented by Fun in the Oven Theatre

Studio
£14

This tour is produced in association with Carole W Productions with the generous support of Arts Council England and Sunday for Sammy, and with the partnership of the Royal British Legion's #thankyou100 campaign.

  •   8 Nov SOLD OUT
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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.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Felicity Ward – Busting A Nut

The multi-award winning comedian is a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast. She is the star of BBC Radio 4’s Appisodes and Netflix’s Live from the BBC. This is Felicity’s second nationwide tour – she’s back and ready to bust a nutful of jokes.

As seen on BBC2’s Mock The Week, BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, BBC2’s Russell Howard’s Good News, The Inbetweeners 2 and as heard on BBC Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

WHY? ‘Tremendous… unrelenting… she’s so bloody funny‘ List

‘A laugh a minute... sharp, upbeat and self-mocking’ The Guardian

‘Thoroughly engaging... Warm and witty’ The Independent

★★★★★ The Mirror | ★★★★ The Times | ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ The Sunday Times | ★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals | ★★★★ Three Weeks | ★★★★ TV Bomb | ★★★★ The Skinny | ★★★★ Fest Mag

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

@felicityward
@nordenfarm

Felicity Ward's Facebook Page
Felicity Ward's Website

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Johnny English Strikes Again (PG)

Dir: David Kerr 2018 | 88 mins, UK/Fr/US

The UK is in peril. MI7’s security has been breached and every agent in the field identified and exposed. The only hope of finding the perpetrator is to bring an agent out of retirement. The head of MI7 is left with only one choice - his name is English… Johnny English.

WHY? Spy comedy starring Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson and Ben Miller

£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 Friday 9 November 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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John Piper inspired building study in mixed media

Led by Caroline Crawford.

We look at artist John Piper and his paintings of bomb damaged second war buildings. Students create a mixed media piece referencing photographic images. They learn how to build their study, and experiemnt with wax resist, layering of ink washes & ink crystals. Finished with coloured chalk pastels. This day course is full of techniques and carefully guided tuition. Materials are provided.

Sat 10 Nov
10am – 3pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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The Wife (15)

Dir: Bjorn Runge 2017 | 100 mins, UK/Se/US

Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years supporting her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his stellar literary career. With Joe about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, Joan confronts her sacrifice and some long-buried secrets. Based on the bestselling book by Meg Wolitzer.

WHY? ‘Glenn Close is unreadably brilliant’ ★★★★★ 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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James Mullinger Live - One Night Only

The Maidenhead-born comedian has taken Canada by storm since moving there in 2014.

He has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and a Just For Laughs Award for Best Comedy Show. His stand up special Anything Is Possible was performed to over 5000 people, released internationally on Amazon Prime and was a bestseller on Blu Ray in North America.

James twice beat Jerry Seinfeld's sales record with his colossal arena shows. In 2015, James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) played James in a big screen movie about his early years in comedy (starring actors from Twilight, Downton Abbey and Notting Hill and comedians such as Jimmy Carr and Gilbert Gottfried). James works closely with many charities and in the past few years has raised over half a million dollars for children in need and women affected by violence.

He has sold out Norden Farm four times and loves it here so much that has picked this venue for his only UK tour date of 2018!

WHY? ‘Something of a sensation. The anecdotes come thick, fast and raucously funny’ Evening Standard

‘The moment this veteran British comic bounds on to the stage, you are in for an amazing hour of solo comedy’ Montreal Times

‘A great stand up’ Jimmy Carr

‘Fantastic, very talented and very funny. The next big thing’ Michael McIntyre

Supported by Ethan Ash and Andrew Doyle.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)

@nordenfarm
@jamesmullinger

Click here to visit James's website

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Harry Manx

The Canadian based artist has been dubbed an essential link between the music of East and West.

He creates musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. Harry’s signature instrument is the 20-stringed Mohan Veena, blending Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues.

WHY? Winner of a Canadian Folk Music Award and CBC Radio’s Great Canadian Blues Award

Studio
£15 (£13 Advantage Card)

Harry Manx's Website

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

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

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

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


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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Oscar Wilde Season Live: A Woman of No Importance

155 mins.

Encore screening from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord and an innocent young chap join a house party of fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret.

First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.

WHY? Starring Olivier award winner Eve Best and BAFTA nominated actress Anne Reid

'An exhilarating payoff that's a long time coming' The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

£15

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ROH Live: La Bayadere

185 mins.

Live screening (Wednesday). Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.

WHY? Natalia Makarova’s production of this 19th century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life

£15

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

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

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

7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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RSC Live: Troilus & Cressida

210 mins.

Live screening. Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.

WHY? Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle

£15

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Printing for Christmas: Cards and Decorations

Led by Karen Carter.

Discover the wonderful world of printing on fabric, paper and card using high-density foam & polystyrene. We will be working with paper, calico, beads, buttons & dimensional paints to produce prints suitable for cards, decorations and fabric things!

Plenty of demos, no experience needed.

£5 materials fee

Fri 15 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm

  •  15 Nov SOLD OUT
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Christian Garrick and his Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Christian Garrick (violin, darabuka)
Eddie Hession (button accordion)
Adrian Zolotuhin (guitar, saz, balalaika, domra)
Kelly Cantlon (double bass)

The Budapest Café Orchestra were established in 2009 by British composer, violinist and band leader, Christian Garrick.

They play traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the world. Raucous, toe-tapping Balkan and Russian numbers are combined with jazz and swing inflections. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czardas are awarded fresh treatments before they give way to a disarmingly beautiful arsenal of ballads such as the Schindler's List theme or Andy Statman's bitter sweet The Flatbush Waltz. The diverse repertoire often even strays over into the technicolour territory of many a well-loved film or television score.

WHY? ‘Back by popular demand, the fiery vivacity and awe-inspiring musicianship of the finest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music this side of a Lada scrap heap will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet’ The Times

‘The music is magic in their hands’ Sean Rafferty BBC Radio 3

‘Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises along the way - hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship, a show by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!’ Songlines

‘The boys from the BCO eek out an interesting advantage over others in that they are musically connected to the culture rather than culturally connected to the music and this manifests itself in their performances which are among the most fulfilling live entertainment spectacles you are ever likely to find of any genre’ BBC Celtic Connections

Courtyard Theatre
£16, £14 Supporters

@bco100
@nordenfarm

Budapest Café Orchestra's Website

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Norden Farm Night Market

This year our ever popular Artisan Fair has a new night-time dimension.

The night market is an atmospheric evening perfect to browse for unique artisan presents. With stalls in the 18th century Long Barn and live music, plus all your favourite festive snacks and beverages together with a well stocked bar featuring craft ales, fine wines and a full food menu.

WHY? Your Christmas shopping just got a whole load more fun!

Long Barn and Nordens Free entry

We are now fully booked for stalls at the Night Market. If you are interested in having a stall at our Spring event please get in touch with charlie.dixon@nordenfarm.org

  •  16 Nov FREE
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Lucy Frederick and David Mills Double Bill

Lucy Frederick – Even More Naked

Some years ago, the comedian appeared in a reality TV show in which she had to get naked. Like, completely naked. No socks or anything. And while that might sound alarming, she's since discovered that actually, there's a far more terrifying way to get your bits and bobs out for other people. And you don't even have to take your coat off.

This show is another eye wateringly honest confessional from Lucy about having courage and taking the plunge with life, friendships and love.

A show about negotiating the tricky world of emotional intimacy while wearing a giant suit of armour.

WHY? ‘A genuinely gifted performer, I am so happy l found this show…’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Quite frankly, she’s pretty adorable’ ★★★★ TVBomb


David Mills – Focus People

Smart, sharp, laugh-out loud stand up comedy for adults sick of being scolded by celebrities and policed by children. David gets you through the coming apocalypse feeling dynamite.

The London based American actor and comedian has a cocktail-lounge-lizard image which belies an acerbic wit cut with fire-and-brimstone rants! Smart observations on contemporary life are set to superb comedic delivery alongside witty banter and salty sarcasm.

'A superior act. Politics to surrealism... an hour in his company an indulgent delight.' ★★★★★ Chortle

‘Essential viewing’ ★★★★ BroadwayBaby

Studio
£12

@LucyFrederick

David Mills Website

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Making Workshop

Get ready to join the parade!

Weave and decorate willow to create lanterns inspired by the animal world. Lanterns created at these family workshops will be illuminated at Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 8 December.

Workshops take place throughout November and December:

Norden Farm
Sun 18 and 25 Nov, Sun 2 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 17 and 24 Nov, Sat 1 Dec
10am – 4pm (drop in)

Last chance workshop (drop in)
Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 8 Dec
10.30am – 2pm


Suitable for all ages and all the family.

£4 per person. (Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop – including supervising adults)


Lantern Parade

Sat 8 Dec | Outside Maidenhead Town Hall | Free event!

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Artisan Fair

The 18th century Long Barn provides the perfect backdrop to pick up a unique Christmas gift.

Browse stalls from local sellers showcasing handmade wares. This year's stalls include jewellery, ceramics, glassware, decorations, candles, textile gifts and more!

WHY? The Café Bar is open all day, and will be serving mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas flavoured coffee

Long barn and Nordens 10am - 3pm Free entry

We are now fully booked for stalls at this season's Artisan Fair. If you are interested in having a stall at our Spring event please get in touch with charlie.dixon@nordenfarm.org

  •  17 Nov FREE
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Never 42

The UK’s premier Level 42 tribute return, bringing Level 42's music live!

The line up includes Howie Rogers (bass & vocals), Garreth Hicklin (keyboards & vocals), Mike Wheeler (drums & vocals), Tom Wright (guitar & vocals) and Richard Pardy (sax). They perform Level 42's greatest hits alongside fan favourites.

Expect to hear Livin it up (The Sun Goes Down), Lessons In Love, Something About You, The Chant Has Begun, Starchild, Are You Hearing What I Hear, Hot Water… and so many more!

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@42never
@nordenfarm

Never 42's website

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On Reflection

Led by Jo Hall.

Set up a small still life on a piece of mirror card and see the objects and their surroundings reflected. Reposition your objects and a whole new view will be revealed. Record several arrangements in charcoal or pencil before painting your chosen composition in pastel, in a representational or more abstract way. Mirror card and some reference objects including fruit will be supplied.

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

Sun 18 Nov
10am to 3pm
One day workshop £38

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Alvin Youngblood Hart

The New Orleans native is known as one of the world's foremost practitioners of country blues.

Alvin is also known as a faithful torchbearer for 1960s and 1970s guitar rock, Western Swing and vintage country. He is a Grammy Award winner and has released a Grammy Award nominated album. He has apperared on BBC2’s Later with Jools Holland and BBC4’s Blues on Later.

WHY? ‘The boy got thunder in his hands!’ Taj Mahal

Studio
£14

Alvin Youngblood Hart's Website

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Wintertide

As the days grow short and the evenings long, dark are the days of Wintertide.

The Gallery is transformed with work by local children from our art competition.

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NT Live: The Madness of King George

210 mins.

Live screening from Nottingham Playhouse. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown.

WHY? Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett

£15

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The Abingdon Wind Ensemble

Danzi Wind Quintet in B flat Major
Milhaud La Cheminée du Roi
Ibert Trois Pièces Brèves
René Parker Mississippi Five
FranÇaix Wind Quintet no 1

The wind quintet of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn was formed when its members were at the Royal Academy of Music. They have since played at prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall.

WHY? Be delighted as the Abingdon explore the repertoire for wind chamber music

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society

Courtyard Theatre
£15, MMS Members £10

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Larry Dean - Bampot

The comedian performs fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut.

Larry Dean has a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' ★★★★ (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem.

As seen on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and Roast Battle. Larry is Winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award 2016 and nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2015.

WHY? 'Confessional storytelling at its funniest' ★★★★★ The Herald
'The easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate, too' The Guardian
'A winning combination of being daft and being a smart aleck' Chortle

Studio
£10

@larrydeancomedy
@nordenfarm

Larry Dean's Website

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Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe is a regular on BBC2's Mock The Week and BBC1's Live at the Apollo. She is also all over BBC Radio 4, with stints on The News Quiz, Just a Minute and The Now Show.

All this makes it sound like Zoe Lyons has some sort of idea what she's doing in life. But does she? Or is she the perfect example of an Entry Level Human?

WHY? 'Confident and razor sharp' The Observer

Courtyard Theatre
£15

'A hugely enjoyable mix of brutal putdowns and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd' The Guardian

'Zoe Lyons really cuts the mustard' Scotsman

@zoelyons
@nordenfarm

Zoe Lyons's Website

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Wine Club Fine Wine Evening

Led by The Wine Inspector.

Fri 23 Nov | 8pm – 9.30pm | £25

A helping hand with the hunt for the Christmas special – try 6 wines carefully selected from various accessible and local retailers.

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Jim Mullen

One of the world's leading jazz guitarists and an icon of the UK jazz scene.

Jim's bountiful and melodic sounds will enchant you. He’s known for his work with Average White Band and being one half of jazz funk band Morrissey-Mullen. He performs with his rhythm section of choice: Clark Tracey (drums), Andy Cleyndert (bass)
and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? ‘Mullen’s palette of raunchy blues, graceful bebop and purring tenderness still glows’ The Guardian

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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The Fir Tree

by Tove Jansson

From Tales in Moominvalley

The Moomin family was hibernating in the drawing room as they were wont to do. They had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring… Now all at once a cold draught disturbed Moomintroll’s dreams. And someone was pulling at his quilt and shouting that he was tired and Christmas was coming.

Featuring live puppetry and music, The Fir Tree is an adventure set in the idyllic and peaceful Moominvalley. It is a gloriously unselfish take on Christmas.

Suitable for all audiences from 3 years and upwards.

Presented by Norden Farm, The Ding Foundation, Bernadette Russell and Steve Tiplady.

Tuesday 20 November – Sunday 30 December

£13.50 (£11.50 under 16s)
£46 Family and Friends (4 people). Offer applied in basket.

Pre-show Touch Tours

For children with SEND and sensory impairments. Contact the Box Office on 01628 788997 for more details.

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The Vinyl Frontier: My Favourite vs Your Favourite

A new format – six challengers play their favourite in a specific category against your host’s choice. Who will win in each duel?

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Soul Kinda Wonderful

The UK’s number one tribute to the legendary Drifters and award winners at the National Tribute awards.

They breathe new life into songs such as Saturday Night at the Movies, Under the Boardwalk and Stand by Me. Expect three separate shows in one as the set includes Motown from The Four Tops and Temptations plus 70s disco classics such as Disco Inferno and Love Train.

WHY? Led by Richie Sampson – a former member of the hit recording group The Drifters

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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A Star is Born (15)

Dir: Bradley Cooper 2018 | 136 mins, US

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, but Jack immediately recognises her natural talent. Featuring original music with vocals recorded live during filming.

WHY? ‘The live scenes are electric’ ★★★★★ 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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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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Incompatible Couples An Evening of Musical Theatre classics

Join West End leads Stephen John Davis (Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, Les Miserable, South Pacific) and Jane Bardos (Phantom of the Opera, Carousel, West Side Story, Singin' in the Rain) for a light-hearted and varied repertoire of musical theatre’s most famous love stories!

WHY? A fabulous, light-hearted evening of musical theatre classics

Courtyard Theatre
£18
COMMUNITY / ARTISTIC HIRE

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Faustus

Three of the leading lights of their generation:

Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Steeleye Span, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). Deeply rooted in the English tradition, they are brought together in a virtuosic display of strong vocals, musicianship and testosterone.

WHY? ‘One of Britain’s outstanding folk bands’ The Guardian

Presented by RM Promotions

Studio
£17.50

@FaustusFolk
@nordenfarm

Faustus Website

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Nae Pasaran (12A)

Dir: Felipe Bustos Sierra 2018 | 96 mins, UK (English and Spanish with English subtitles)

1974, Scotland. Bob Fulton, a Rolls-Royce engine inspector, returns to his section, upset and anxious. He's just told his colleagues that a Chilean Air Force jet engine has arrived in the factory for maintenance and he's refusing to let it go through, in protest against the recent military coup of General Pinochet.

He's seen the images of people packed into football stadiums and the Chilean Air Force jets bombing Santiago, and now one of the engines from those very same planes is right there, waiting for inspection.

He can see his supervisors approaching, he knows he's about to be fired, yet he feels a responsibility...

WHY? Documentary revealing the incredible impact made by Scottish factory workers 40 years ago against one of the most repressive dictatorships of the 20th century

'Modest, eloquent, informed and funny' ★★★★ The Herald Scotland

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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Christmas Wreath Making

Led by Louise Temple

Tues 27 Nov | 7pm – 9pm | £27.50 per session plus £20 materials fee

Hands on and creative workshops led by a professional florist.

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Faces Places (12A)

Dir: JR, Agnes Varda 2017 | 89 mins, Fr

Iconic filmmaker Agnès Varda embarks on a road trip like no other with photographer JR. The two artists share a passion for images and how they’re created, displayed and shared. They head out in JR’s photo booth-enhanced truck, exploring the villages and small towns of rural France and meeting its humble residents. A playful, tender and heart-warming insight into unnamed communities.

WHY? A Cannes Film Festival award-winner and Academy Award nominee

'The year’s best and most beguiling documentary' ★★★★ Rolling Stone

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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Festive Floral Roadshow - The Beanstalk Tale

Multi award winning floral designer Mig Kimpton brings a fun fresh approach to festive floral design. He creates a unique fun evening of entertainment with a new live floral show to brighten up this year’s winter evenings.

Watch Mig create amazing festive designs from scratch, using fresh flowers and unusual materials.

WHY? Mig combines his theatrical past with his extensive experience of working with flowers, to provide an evening of flowers, fun and festive excitement!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Mig Kimpton's Website

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The Kast Off Kinks

Former members of legendary band The Kinks are back together playing great music. They re-live the good times whilst keeping alive the songs that made The Kinks a household name.

The line-up features Mick Avory (original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 1980s/1990s and still with Sir Ray Davies), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 1960s/1970s) alongside Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding and Tim Rose).

WHY? Expect an evening of iconic hits including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, All Day and All of the Night plus more.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@KastOffKinks
@nordenfarm

The Kast Off Kinks Website

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about 20 hours ago Tom and Ben from The Thinking Drinkers want to share some facts with you about the British Boozer! Have a watch of their video to find out more about the show, the free drinks and why the British pub is more important than ever! The Thinking Drinkers - Pub Crawl is on Saturday 28 October --> https://norden.farm/events/the-thinking-drinkers-pub-crawl

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about 22 hours ago Discover the power of working in areas and lines of stark black and white and of positive and negative shapes in our Black and White class led by Jo Hall. Saturday 27 October | 10am – 3pm More information and book --> https://norden.farm/events/black-and-white

1 day ago This November enjoy a night of light hearted, prank focused magic with James Phelan! Join the cheeky magician for an evening of laughs and jaw dropping entertainment on Saturday 1 December --> https://norden.farm/events/james-phelan-trickster-31

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