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Beginners/Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is particularly suited to beginners, those returning to yoga having had a break, those with specific injuries or conditions or even those that consider themselves to be of a ‘certain age’ that might need a less challenging approach. We will cover general breathing practises, the basic and gentler postures, together with general information and possible discussion around movement and the potential difficulties we might come up against.

The aim will be to relax and enjoy.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of nearly 30 years of practice and study, with a broad experience of many styles and teachers. In recent years I have been moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential and ‘felt’ approach, influenced by teachers who have been inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.

Wed 2 Mar - 6 Apr, Wed 4 May - 8 Jun, Wed 15 Jun - 20 Jul, Wed 27 Jul - 17 Aug

11am - 12.15pm
£10 per session, £35 per 5 week course, £42 per 6 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Floral Design Course

Led by Kim Wright

This Floral design course for beginners is for those who are new to floral design as well as those with some experience. Kim will guide participants with demonstrations followed by practical work which will give them the confidence to develop their own floral designs each week.

You will be shown how to prepare flowers and foliage, how to create gifts and how to decorate a party, home or just for a pleasure. You will also receive valuable insights on buying flowers, foliage and sundries on the wholesale market.

Spring
Wed 2 Mar – 30 Mar
11am – 1pm
£130 for 5 week course

Summer
Wed 4 May - 8 Jun (6 week course)
11am – 1pm


Additional Information
Please note that the materials are provided for the first class. For subsequent classes participants will need to bring their own Floristry materials such as flowers, foliage, scissors, containers and some other materials each week to be able to create your own floral design. Kim will advise on what's needed each week.

About Kim Wright
Kim has won a number of awards including the 1st prize of Blenheim Palace flower festival 2021. She began sharing her extensive knowledge of floristry and her unique style in workshops three years ago and is excited to offer this bespoke course at Norden Farm. She also dresses weddings, events and church services with her natural look and romantic and elegant flowers. .

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

  •   1 Jun
  •   8 Jun
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The Whitecroft Studio - Her Majesty The Queen

A collaborative portrait displayed in the glass link corridor and visible from the road.

Artists from The Whitecroft Studio first created the portrait in 2012 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It is a combination of forty nine individual canvasses to produce this unique portrait.

The Whitecroft Studio are a group of artists, both local and from around the world, working together in a studio in Berkshire, benefiting from a tapestry of ideas emerging from their diverse cultural origins.

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Exhibition: Home is Where the Heart Should Be

The Dash Charity are working on a new creative collaboration with Artist Amelia Pimlott and Norden Farm.

The Dash community will create some stunning artworks during workshops held at Norden Farm to celebrate creativity. Participants will decorate and fill a willow and tissue tree sculpture with colour and life, stories, hopes and dreams.

Dash have provided tutoring and support in a variety of creative arts to local families who have been affected by domestic abuse. The artwork produced forms an exhibition to showcase the stories of survivors, celebrate our Monarch’s 70 years on the throne and raise awareness locally of The Dash Charity and their work.

Dash are proud to be a community group based in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, a borough which holds so much royal history and of course has provided the place that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II calls home.

Learn more about The Dash Charity and the work they do here.

Norden Farm Gallery

Free Entry

Thur 26 May - Sat 4 Jun

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The Bad Guys (U)

Dir: Pierre Perifel 2021 | 96 mins

A crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws are about to attempt their most challenging con yet - becoming model citizens.

Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys - dashing pickpocket Mr Wolf, seen-it-all safecracker Mr Snake, chill master-of-disguise Mr Shark, short-fused 'muscle' Mr Piranha and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms Tarantula, aka 'Webs'.

But when, after years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Mr Wolf brokers a deal (that he has no intention of keeping) to save them all from prison: The Bad Guys will go good.

Courtyard Theatre
£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (12A)

Dir: David Yates 2021 | 142 mins

Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world.

Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers.

But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?

Courtyard Theatre
£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Relaxed screening
The screening on Wed 1 Jun at 2pm is Relaxed - ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Keaveney

Do you like to crochet or knit? Join us for a relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.

Suitable for those with experience of crochet / knitting.

Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Wed 4 May (online only), 1 Jun, 13 Jul, 3 Aug
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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George Fu (piano)

Following his recently acclaimed concerto performance at Norden Farm, American pianist and composer George Fu returns to give a solo recital which promises to be full of inventive and imaginative pianism.

Bach Partita No.1 in B flat
Chopin 3 Mazurkas: C sharp minor, Op.30 No.4; C major, Op.56 No.2;
C sharp minor, Op.50 No.3
Chopin Ballade No.4
Debussy 4 Etudes
Caroline Shaw Gustave le Gray
Liszt 2 Paganini Etudes: La chasse; La campanella

Appearances at international venues include the Konzerthaus Berlin, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, and Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood.

Live stream tickets are also available for this event, so that you can watch along from home.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18

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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Simon Brodkin and Bella Hull

Avalon are the UK's leading comedy agent - they bring two top comedians previewing their material ahead of the Edinburgh Festival this summer.

Simon Brodkin

Famed for creating quirky characters, Simon Brodkin is one of the UK’s most popular stand up comedians. Born in London, he studied medicine at the University of Manchester but ended up a doctor-turned-comic following the success of his debut show at 2006’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Called Simon Brodkin: Everyone But Himself, it featured a handful of characters including the playful prankster Lee Nelson. The show sold out every night and also won him the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Newcomer.

Brodkin has a lengthy history of hijinks under his belt. Not only has he snuck into high-profile places like press conferences, motor shows and major football matches, but he’s also fooled famous people such as Sir Philip Green, Donald Trump, Theresa May and Kanye West. In 2017, Brodkin embarked on his Serious Joker tour and received rave reviews, with publications including The Sun calling him a 'comedy legend'.

Bella Hull

Bella Hull is a London-based stand up comedian and writer and one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians.

Bella regularly plays to sell out crowds across the UK and recently made her television debut on the BBC’s Stand Up for Live Comedy. She recently performed at the Utrecht International Comedy Festival and her writing has been featured on BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack, Flux Magazine and she is the advice columnist for Quadra magazine.

A former member of the Cambridge Footlights, Bella begun finding success on the competition circuit, winning the Yellow Comedy Young Comedian of the Year 2019 and placing in the 2NorthDown New Act Competition 2020.

Studio
£12

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (B)

Led by Richard Lee

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

Wed 4 May - 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 15 Jun - 13 Jul, 20 Jul - 17 Aug
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Pop Divas Live!

The UK’s number one pop concert experience featuring tributes to all your favourite female pop stars on the same stage for the first time ever!

All the best acts from the social media generation live and on stage - the way it should be!

A tribute to Little Mix kicks off the show, alongside Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Katy
Perry, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, JoJo Siwa and many more.

Expect 2 hours of non-stop hits. Whether you’re a mum or dad who listens on the radio or a little diva who watches on a tablet, we guarantee you’ll love every tune!

There’s even a chance to join the stars live on stage!

Pop Divas Live! website


Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The Northman (15)

Dir: Robert Eggers 2021 | 137 mins

An action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.

With an all star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk and Willem Dafoe.

From visionary director Robert Eggers (The Witch, The Lighthouse).

'It’s atmospheric, thought-provoking and mischievous' ★★★★★ Evening Standard

'The casting is immaculate – Willem Dafoe and Ethan Hawke round out an ensemble that fit perfectly in this world' ★★★★★ Time Out

'This is intimate, culturally rich storytelling on a brutally epic scale. Skarsgård is in his element, bolstered by a sensational cast throwing themselves headfirst into Eggers and Sjón’s awe-inspiring vision. A cinematic saga worthy of the ancestors' ★★★★★ Empire

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Intermediate Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is suited to those who have been practising for at least 6. My intention for this class is to move our practise forward, explore different avenues and approaches to the traditional postures. We will be aiming to be going deeper into ‘awareness’ and ‘noticing’.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of over 20 years of practice and study, perhaps moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential approach. Whilst looking at traditional Hatha Yoga postures and pranayamas, I will be encouraging fun and freedom within the traditional structure, whilst taking into our awareness fundamental anatomical and functional aspects required by our bodies for maximum wellbeing benefits.

Fri 4 Mar - 8 Apr, Fri 6 May - 3 June, 10 Jun - 8 July,
15 July - 19 Aug (exc 5 Aug)

£10 per session, £35 per 5 week course

11am - 12.15pm

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Old McDonald and the Three Pigs Plus…

Old McDonald and the Three Pigs Plus weaves the well known story of the Three Pigs with the easy to learn rhyme Old McDonald Had A Farm.

Featuring a 5 meter wide book with 2 meter pop ups, bright colourful pages and lots of silly animal props.

The Three Pigs are fed up with singing 'Eee aye eee aye oh!' every day and bravely decide to move away from Old McDonald’s farm. Join the kind farmer and all of their animal friends in helping the little pigs build homes of their own, but beware, the big bad Wolf is on the prowl. Can you help save the day and stop the wolf blowing all the pigs hard work away?

A colourful and fun interactive show, full of props, pop ups and audience participation! The children help identify farm produce, sing and take part as the animals on the farm.

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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Downton Abbey: A New Era (PG)

Dir: Simon Curtis 2021 | 125 mins

The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

Bring Baby Screening
The screening on Sat 4 Jun 11.30am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-ups with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

Talking Tables
The screenings on Tues 7 Jun at 2pm and 8pm are Talking Tables screenings. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Fri 3 Jun 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Hundred Watt Club - A Right Royal Evening of Burlesque

Join Hundred Watt Club as they return to Norden Farm to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with a burlesque and variety show that the Queen could only dream of!

Prepare to be teased by the cream of the glittering UK burlesque scene, to roll in the aisles at riotous comedy and be awestruck by incredible circus stunts. No two Hundred Watt Club shows are the same, so expect the unexpected, but be ready for a good old-fashioned, bawdy and champagne soaked variety show all tied up in a feisty, tongue in cheek ribbon!

Starring sparkling, elegant showgirl Serafina Hart and featuring rubber faced music comedian Elliot Mason. With stunning Bollywood inspired burlesque artist Pat Elle with mind boggling circus stunts from human pretzel Bella Diosa. Hosted by mouthy North Eastern prize export Cheryl Coal.

The Lowdown: Not for the fainthearted, this show employs and embraces adult themes, strong language and partial nudity with gusto. No refunds if it's simply 'not to your taste'!! Over 18s only. Glamorous, vintage attire is encouraged (we love it when you dress up!) but not enforced; wear what you're comfy in. Show starts at 8pm and includes an interval.

'Old school mischief and timeless raunchiness collide at the Hundred Watt Club. Hats - and corsets - off to Lena Mae for an excellent night of entertainment' Sussex Express

'Crude and unpleasant... for crude and unpleasant people' Seetickets review

'Harking back to the gin drenched halcyon days of a grimy Berlin nightclub in the 1930s, Hundred Watt Club sparkles, fizzles and shines brightly on a dark night' Fringe Review (Brighton)

'Righteous, radical... an absolute riot!' Mardi Gras Mag

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Norden Farm Market

Join us for our outdoor markets – held in the Linhay barns and car park.

Browse stalls selling artisanal produce and hand crafted goods. The Café Bar will be open serving lunch (until 3pm), drinks and snacks. The perfect way to do some relaxed shopping on a Saturday afternoon!

Sat 7 May stallholders include: Halo Apothecary, Happy Leaf, Karen Spencer Artist, ArtAble, Marmalove, Como en Casa, Tamsin Denholm Jewellery, Wildwood Home, KaNa Homecooked, Designs By Emma Louise, U. Bakery, Chock Shop Berkshire Ltd, The Fairy Toadstool, Nick's Knits, Montagu and Amber, Pixie Pottery, Its all About Tiger Photography, Bright as a Button Jewellery and Get Whisked Away.

Sat 7 May, 4 Jun (Jubilee Special), 2 Jul and 6 Aug 12pm - 4pm

Entry is FREE


  •   4 Jun FREE
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Jubilee Celebration

Lovely Jub(i)lee: Come Together

Saturday 4 June 12pm – 4pm

A FREE outdoor extravaganza bringing the community together. This is an afternoon of celebration, with music, dancing, market stalls, food and drink.

Live music and dancing comes courtesy of the Dhol Collective. The 10 drummers and Bhangra DJ fuse traditional Panjabi folk rhythms with popular modern music to get everyone dancing.

The Ceilidh Liberation Front will lead an outdoor ceilidh. London’s most radical and vivacious ceilidh band bring dance for all the family – no experience necessary! With their energetic regime of folk dance, they breathe vigour and vitality into the traditional ceilidh, whilst honouring its roots and traditions. (the ceilidh will move into the barn if it’s raining!)

There’s also free Kite Making Workshops from Community Kite Project

Our usual monthly market hosts stalls from local artisanal producers and the Café Bar will be serving food, drink and cream teas.

In the run up to the day, we’ve been working with local community groups to make giant festival flags which will be on display.

Our Jubilee celebrations also include a screening of Elizabeth: A Portrait In Parts, a giant collage portrait of Her Majesty and a collaborative art installation project with The Dash Charity.

This will be a royally uplifting experience!

Supported by Arts Council England and Berkshire Community Foundation.

See all our Jubilee celebrations here.

  •   4 Jun FREE
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Elizabeth: A Portrait In Parts (cert tbc)

Dir: Roger Michell 2022 | 89 mins

Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts is a unique feature documentary about the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

Directed by the late, great and much celebrated Roger Michell (Notting Hill, The Duke), Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts is a nostalgic, uplifting and fresh modern chronicle of the extraordinary 70-year reign of Her Majesty the Queen, the longest-lived, longest-reigning British monarch and longest-serving female head of state in history.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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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.

You will need your own mat.

Spring
Tues 11 Jan – 15 Feb (6 weeks)
Tues 1 Mar – 5 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in session: Tues 26 Apr

Summer
Tues 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Tues 14 Jun - 12 Jul (5 weeks)

12pm - 1pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course
Drop in session £12

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Skies in Pastel and/or Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall

We will start by considering how to draw cloud forms and go on to paint skies in sunny, cloudy, night, rainy, stormy and misty conditions using watercolour or pastel, or pastel over watercolour.

Reference artists will include Samuel Palmer, John Constable, Turner and Fred Cuming. Please bring your own materials and equipment as in the information below.

Tues 3 May - 7 Jun
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 for the six week course


Information: Materials and equipment
Please bring the following:
Pastels and watercolour paints. A few pastel pencils would be useful
Sketchbook to plan composition
Watercolour paper cold pressed or rough surface and/or pastel paper
Brushes, water pots, palette, small natural sponge
Paper towel, putty eraser or Blu-tak, torchon, soft brush for blending pastel
Craft knife, pencil
Table easel or wooden block,
Drawing board and clips or tape to hold paper.
Some paper will be available from the tutor at cost

References will be supplied and you will be encouraged to bring your own after the first week.

Do contact Jo at johall@mhstudios.co.uk if you have questions about the course content or materials.

  •   7 Jun
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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 stabilising the core. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Spring
Tues 11 Jan – 15 Feb (6 weeks)
Tues 1 Mar – 5 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in session: Tues 26 Apr

Summer
Tues 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Tues 14 Jun - 12 Jul (5 weeks)

1.30pm - 2.30pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course
Drop in session £12


Suitable for 18+ years.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners (Tues)

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.

Tues 3 May - 7 Jun (exc 31 May), 14 Jun - 12 Jul, 19 Jul - 16 Aug
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

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

Spring Term
Tues 11 Jan - 29 Mar (12 weeks)
Drop in session: Tues 26 Apr

Summer Term
Tues 3 May - 28 Jun (9 weeks)

Norden Farm Summer Choir
Led by Tabitha Beavan
19 Jul - 16 Aug (5 week course) - click here to book

7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session | £45 per 5 week term, £81 per 9 week term

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Little Wrigglers (Wednesdays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

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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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.

The Creative Arts Social Club is a creative programme for older people. Get crafty with a range of arts activities, painting, drawing, sculpture and more with support from group leaders Caroline Crawford and Amelia Pimlott.

At The Creative Arts Social Club you can learn new skills, meet new people and try something new. Come along and meet likeminded people in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Wed 8 Jun - 10 Aug 11am - 1pm
Sessions will be taking place in the Cafe Bar area
£100 per 10 week course including all materials

Please get in touch if you are in need of transport to the classes, we have links to some great community transport charities and will be able to help.

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Junior)

Led by Little Tanks

During the first term we will be focusing on enhancing and embedding performance skills. We will use various methods to achieve this including improvisation, characterisation, and voice work. You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals outside of your usual peer group as well as enjoying their sessions in a fully equipped theatrical space. There will also be a series of drama activities each week that will develop your confidence and aim to boost well-being.

Suitable for ages 7 - 11 years

Spring 2022
Wed 19 Jan - 30 Mar (exc 23 Feb)

Summer 2022
Wed 4 May - 13 Jul (exc 1 Jun)

4.55pm - 5.55pm
£85 per 10 week term

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Little Tanks

During the first term we will be focusing on enhancing and embedding performance skills. We will use various methods to achieve this including improvisation, characterisation, and voice work. You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals outside of your usual peer group as well as enjoying their sessions in a fully equipped theatrical space. There will also be a series of drama activities each week that will develop your confidence and aim to boost well-being.

Suitable for ages 12 - 16 years.

Spring 2022
Wed 19 Jan - 30 Mar (exc 23 Feb)

Summer 2022
Wed 4 May - 13 Jul (exc 1 Jun)

6pm - 7.30pm
£120 per 10 week term

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

Led by Richard Lee

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

Wed 4 May - 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 15 Jun - 13 Jul, 20 Jul - 17 Aug
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective

Maidenhead Music delights in welcoming Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective for a celebratory concert to conclude its 75th season.

Tom Poster (piano) and his fellow amazingly talented musicians aim 'to inspire and educate audiences of all generations in the joys of chamber music, and bring a bit of happiness and unity to our currently fractured-seeming world'.

The programme includes:

Edward MacDowell - To a Wild Rose for piano
Edward Elgar - Soliloquy for oboe and piano
Frank Bridge - Phantasie for piano trio
Benjamin Britten - Phantasy Quartet for oboe and strings
Amy Beach - Piano Quintet
Plus Great American Songbook arrangements (featuring everyone!)

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | MMS members £15 | £5 Under 18s or free with an adult

Maidenhead Music Society's website
Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective's website

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

Spring
Thur 13 Jan - 28 Apr (exc 24 Feb)
Carla Leech will be covering Annet's classes on Thur 31 Mar, 7 and 14 Apr.

Summer
Thur 5 May - 25 Aug

11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class


This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (C)

Led by Richard Lee

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


£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

SOLD OUT
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Flo & Joan - Sweet Release

Multi-award winning musical comedy duo (and sisters) Flo & Joan are climbing out of their pits, armed with a piano and percussion section to bring you a brand new show of their critically acclaimed songs and comedy.

Their unique, sharp-tongued style has taken them around the world with multiple sell-out tours and appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival Montreal and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Now they are back with their biggest ever UK national tour, poking around all the classic topics of the day: over-thinking, alien lovers and fringes.

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), online with over 50 million views of their viral songs, in your personal nightmares, and in ‘Alive on Stage’, their own special available worldwide on Amazon Prime.

'Musical comedy hasn’t been in such safe hands for years' The List

'It’s the harmonies of Frankie Valli with the sensibilities of Frankie Boyle' Chortle

★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£16

  •   9 Jun SOLD OUT
  •  10 Jun SOLD OUT
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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

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

Thur 12 Jan - 10 Feb, Thur 17 Feb - 24 Mar (exc 24 Feb), Thur 31 Mar - 28 Apr
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

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

Spring
Fri 14 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 11 Apr, 15 Apr and 22 Apr)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

Summer
Fri 6 May - 22 Jul (exc 3 Jun and 1 Jul)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

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

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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A Basic Introduction to Clay (Coiling)

Led by Helen D Evans

Create a series of hand formed work out of clay. Try out a different technique each week with the aim to have at least 4 pieces of work by the end of the course.

Week 1: An introduction to the basics of Pinch Pots and attaching coils
Week 2: Using coils for decoration
Week 3: Upside down coiling
Week 4: Making sculpture by using coils / joining pinch pots together
Week 5 & 6 : Decorating your work with Underglazes or Glazes

Friday 10 June - Friday 15 July
11am - 1pm
£160 for the course

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Benediction (12A)

Dir: Terence Davies 2021 | 137 mins

Drama exploring the turbulent life of First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon, played by Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi during different stages of his life.

Sassoon was a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War and was decorated for his bravery, but who became a vocal critic of the government’s continuation of the war when he returned from service. His poetry was inspired by his experiences on the Western Front and he became one of the leading war poets of the era.

Adored by members of the aristocracy as well as stars of London’s literary and stage world, he embarked on affairs with several men as he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality. At the same time, broken by the horror of war, he made his life’s journey a quest for salvation, trying to find it within the conformity of marriage and religion.

★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Friday 10 June 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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In the Weeds

Kazumi is hunting a sea monster. Arriving on a remote Hebridean island, he meets Coblaith, a local woman whose family have lived there for generations.

When she offers to help him find the mythical creature behind a family tragedy, their relationship blossoms. But there's something strange about Cob's obsessive affection for the lochs and something even stranger about the way the other islanders treat her.

Although Cob insists that monsters are not real, Kazumi can’t help but be swept away with suspicion until he almost becomes the monster himself.

Exploring island identity and our troubled relationship to the natural environment, this new commission from award winning playwright Joseph Wilde is a gothic thriller about who gets to claim ownership of the land we all live on.

Presented by An Tobar and Mull Theatre.

Suitable for ages 13+ years (strong language and partial nudity).

Studio
£15

An Tobar and Mull Theatre's website

@ATandMT
@nordenfarm

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Roses in Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall

This workshop will help you paint a rose using a very limited palette, with wet in wet, layering and impressed line techniques. There will be plenty of time to experiment with colour mixing and to complete two or three small rose studies using different coloured roses and a different colour palette for each. Please bring your own painting materials. Some roses will be available or bring your own. All details of materials and equipment are in the information below.

Sat 11 Jun 11am - 4pm
£40

Information and materials:
Watercolours to include the following or similar;
A cool blue (cerulean or phthalo blue)
A warm blue (Ultramarine or cobalt blue)
A cool yellow (lemon yellow or cadmium lemon)
A warm yellow (cadmium yellow or cadmium yellow deep or other nearer to orange yellow)
A cool red (alizarin crimson or permanent rose)
A warm red (cadmium red pale or vermillion)

Bring any other blue, yellow or red colours you have. We will be looking to discover triads of primaries suitable for each of the roses we will be painting.

Paper; cold pressed watercolour A3 or quarter sheets; we may make two studies per sheet
Khadi paper would also be a good choice.
Sketchbook for testing colour mixes and trial sketches

Brushes: round brushes; small size 1 or two, medium size 4, and a larger brush size 6 or more.
Water pots, palette, small natural sponge, kitchen towel
A fine but blunt tool (wooden cocktail stick or embossing tool or similar)
Drawing board and wooden block

Some roses will be available or bring your own
Paper will also be available from the tutor at cost.

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Zumba (Saturdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

15 Jan - 30 Apr (exc 26 Feb), Sat 7 May - 20 Aug
Carla Leech will be covering Annet's classes on Sat 2 and 9 Apr.
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class


Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Everything Everywhere All at Once (15)

Dir: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert 2022 | 139 mins

A hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can't seem to finish her taxes.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

Relaxed screening
The screening on Sat 11 Jun at 4.30pm is Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Dean Owens with Jim Maving

Award winning Scottish singer songwriter Dean Owens is one of UK’s finest troubadours, with fans including authors Irvine Welsh and Ian Rankin, and BBC legend Bob Harris.

Hard to pin down to a particular genre, his music is a unique blend of Scottish roots and Americana – the unfettered enthusiasm of a rock n roller coupled with the sympathetic delivery of folk’s best storytellers. A compelling performer, with a searingly soulful voice that is warm, subtle and powerful.

He’s joined by regular collaborator, guitar maestro Jim Maving (Case Hardin, Don Gallardo), on electric, delta slide and mandolin. Two outstanding live performers, their gigs are marked by a joyous onstage chemistry, and exuberant standing ovations.

Dean’s music has taken him all over the world, particularly across the USA, where he has made most of his eight solo albums, including the celebrated Sinner’s Shrine (2022), recorded with 'desert noir' legends Calexico, adding some Latin/mariachi tones to his musical palette.

'The pulse of all our lives' Irvine Welsh

Best UK Act of 2021 Americana UK Readers Poll

UK Song of the Year Award 2019 UK Americana Music Association

'Magical… one of the happiest and most life affirming shows of the year' Americana UK

'One of the most interesting and innovative artists in Americana' Lonesome Highway

'Music that is varied, vibrant and thoroughly fascinating' American Songwriter

'Visionary and rewarding; don’t hesitate in exploring' Folk Radio UK

Studio
£15

Dean Owens website

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Wild Men (15)

Dir: Thomas Daneskov 2021 | 102 mins

Danish with English subtitles.

A razor-sharp and original Scandinavian black comedy which tackles the timely issue of modern masculinity.

Martin’s version of a mid-life crisis looks a little different than most. Hilariously ill-equipped to live off the land, he wanders the forest in a misguided attempt to regain his independence. But when he crosses paths with an injured drug dealer, he finds an unlikely ally in his quest for 'manhood'.

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 14 Jun 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Veronica & Max

Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20s and 30s.

They like to keep this precious musical heritage alive faithfully reproducing its original sound whilst playing it a modern twist.

Using strictly acoustic instruments such ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and double bass their passion for this music is perfectly represented on their last CD - Old Stories for Modern Times.

With their trio called Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders they won the European Blues Challenge 2013, an important international contest held in Toulouse in March. Thanks to this result they performed at the prestigious Notodden Blues Festival in Norway and will take part in Lucerne Blues Festival in November. Veronica & Max regularly perform in the USA, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Norway, Spain, England, Italy and Poland.

'Good time blues is alive and well and residing in... Milan, Italy. A band with a mission' Folk & Roots Magazine

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

Veronica & Max website

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Harry Hill: Experiments in Entertainment 3 – Work In Progress

Join Harry Hill as he test drives his latest idea of what a joke is.

Laugh with him as he succeeds, distance yourself from him as he fails, track him down in the bar and get a selfie, ask him if he’s bringing TV Burp back, phone your mum and get him to wish her a happy birthday. Let’s Mattress!

Age guidance 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Latecomers not admitted.

Harry Hill's website

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Japanese Calligraphy

Led by Eiko Ishida

This workshop is perfect for those who are interested in trying something new and learning traditional Japanese art. Let's spend meditative and self-expressive artsy afternoon together!

During this workshop, we will go over the basics of Japanese calligraphy, including:
• How to hold and control the brush
• The structure and meaning of Japanese characters
• Basic brush techniques
• Expressing yourself with the brush and ink

Everybody is welcome – no calligraphy experience or Japanese language skills are necessary.

Thur 16 Jun
1pm - 4pm
£48

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Book Club

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

This season the Book Club will be reading

17 Mar - The Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes
21 Apr - These Days by Lucy Caldwell
19 May - The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak
16 Jun - Box 88 by Charles Cumming
21 Jul - The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
18 Aug - The Phone Box at the End of the World by Laura Messina

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

Thur 17 Mar, 21 Apr,19 May, 16 Jun, 21 Jul, 18 Aug
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Ania Magliano and Jacob Hawley

Avalon are the UK's leading comedy agent - they bring two top comedians previewing their material ahead of the Edinburgh Festival this summer.

Ania Magliano

Ania is a rising star in on the comedy circuit and has written for Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2), Newsjack (BBC R4), The Now Show (BBC R4) and is one of the 4 regular writers on the Have I Got News For You Twitter account. She is a writer on Amelia’s Cooking Show, a new webseries by Amelia Dimoldenberg which features guests such as Maya Jama and Romesh Ranganathan.

Jacob Hawley

The 'distinctly millennial rising star of the Edinburgh Fringe’ (New Statesman) is the presenter and creator of BBC Sounds’s Jacob Hawley: On Drugs. The show charted 12th in the UK Top Podcast charts, was recommended by Great British Podcasts, regularly featured in Apple’s New and Noteworthy list and was highlighted in Cosmopolitan’s Top 55 Podcasts. The podcast earned him an ARIA (Audio & Radio Industry Awards) 2020 Silver Award for Best New Presenter and Bronze for New Voice Award at the Audio Production Awards (APAs), sponsored by Audible. A second series Jacob Hawley: On Love has been commissioned by BBC Sounds.

Jacob is also the creator and star of BBC Radio 4’s Welcome to Britain, a solo show based on his critically acclaimed debut stand up hour Howl, with a follow up based on his second, sell out Edinburgh show Faliraki which will air in 2021.

Jacob has rapidly generated interest as one of the boldest new voices on the circuit with his astute observations and political passion. His live shows have sold out at both The Edinburgh Fringe and at London’s Soho Theatre.

Studio
£12

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Martin Speake Quartet - The Charlie Parker Legacy

Charlie (Bird) Parker was the highly influential soloist and father of the language of Bebop.

This movement from the 1940’s heralded the advent of the virtuosic technique, advanced harmonies and a freedom in musical expression. It has set the standard for jazz musicians ever since.

Martin Speake has been at the forefront of the UK jazz scene since the mid 80’s when he first came to prominence as a member of the all-saxophone quartet Itchy Fingers with whom he toured all over the world. He has worked with a wide range of artists and musicians including Loose Tubes, Stan Tracey, Django Bates, Style Council and Airto Moreira. More recently Martin teamed up with former pianist of The Bad Plus, Ethan Iverson.He has recorded 23 albums under his own name, including the internationally acclaimed ECM release ‘Change Of Heart’ with Paul Motian, Bobo Stenson and Mick Hutton.

'A saxophonist with an unusual turn of phrase, a persuasively gentle sound… Martin Speake is not just a distinctive improviser but a striking composer too'  John Fordham, The Guardian

This evening will bring some surprising and beautiful interpretations of the Charlie Parker repertoire.

Studio
£15

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Never 42

The UK’s Premier Level 42 Tribute return to bring Level 42’s music live to Norden Farm.

Never 42 is the expression of their combined passion for the musicianship of Mark King and Mike Lindup and the upbeat jazz funk sound that is Level 42 - with an uncanny accuracy and has earned them the reputation as the UK’s Premier Level 42 Tribute Band.

This impressive five piece band, individually brilliant musicians, they bring to the band extensive musical careers which includes touring and alongside professional session musicians.

Founder member Howie Rogers says 'As a band, we are so excited about Level 42’s Music. We can’t wait to play to our fans around the country and meet new ones! Performing to a live audience who all love the hits like we do is the most amazing feeling and to bring the music of Level 42 to new listeners far and wide is the most satisfying.'

Expect to hear all the Level 42 favourites including 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
£18

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Rich Hall's Hoedown Deluxe

Rich Hall’s comedy/music locomotive keeps on rollin’.

Ever-evolving, ever-changing, Rich’s combination of keen acerbic stand-up combined with spit and sawdust alt-country lyricism is a 'win-win' (Guardian), as sold out crowds across the UK have attested. Fans keep returning because this show goes where other comedians wouldn’t dare: Barrow-in-Furness for example.

Rich’s acclaimed BBC4 documentaries (most recently Rich Hall’s Red Menace) and his Radio 4 series Election Breakdown have established a whole new legion of followers. He’s also a stalwart of QI and Have I Got News For You. But seeing the Hoedown is a whole different experience. Gut-busting, rib-tickling, toe-tapping, and shit-kicking, Rich Hall’s Hoedown Deluxe covers the full anatomical spectrum.

'Vital and incredulously angry. Hilarious' The Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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Acrylic Painting: more Techniques for Pattern and Texture

Led by Jo Hall

Over the six weeks we will reference natural forms, and habitats such as rock pools, hedgerows or wooded landscape with their associated plants and creatures to create compositions with a lot of texture and pattern.

Techniques will include knife painting, glazing over colour and monochrome, embedding and impressing forms like seed heads or grasses, incorporating a collaged element, sgraffito.

Please bring your own materials and equipment as in the detailed information below.

Tues 21 Jun - 26 Jul
12.30pm - 1.30pm
£120 for the six week course

Materials
Acrylic paints and brushes
Palette knife and two painting knives
Suitable support (canvas board, canvas, heavy mixed media or watercolour paper preferably primed with gesso)
Stay wet palette
Matte medium (also glaze and texture medium not essential but useful)
Slow drying medium (that is a medium which slows down drying time enabling more time for blending)
Paper towel, water pots
Table easel, drawing board, tape to fix paper
Sketchbook to plan composition and colour notes.

Some mixed media paper will be available at cost
Reference will be available and you will be encouraged to bring your own.
Do bring a textured natural form for the first meeting; piece of driftwood or similar would be good.

Contact Jo at johall@mhstudios.co.uk if you have questions about the course content or materials.

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DIY Eco Wedding Flowers

Led by Kim Wright.

An eco friendly course in making flowers for yours (or someone else's) wedding.

It is suitable for those who are new to floral design as well as those with some experience.

Learn how to create wedding bouquets, buttonholes, head crowns, table centrepiece, pedestals and an arch - all in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

In this course you will be shown traditional methods of arranging flowers and also floral foam free alternatives.

Wednesday 15 June - 20 July
11am - 1pm
£294 for 6 week course

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Summer Recital Series - Significantly Beethoven (1 of 4)

Florian Mitrea (piano)

Beethoven Sonata in C, Op.2 No.3
Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.1
Scherzo No.1 in B minor
Beethoven Sonata in E flat, Op.7
Liszt Spanish Rhapsody

Described by Martha Argerich as ‘an outstanding young pianist’, British-Romanian pianist Florian Mitrea was born in Bucharest but has been based in the UK since 2008. An alumnus and professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, he is an award-winning soloist with an international performing career, and we are delighted to welcome him back to Norden Farm to open the Summer Series, which features major works from Beethoven’s early years.

Live stream tickets are also available for this event, so that you can watch along from home.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18 | Book all 4 concerts in the Summer Recital Series for £64

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Harry Baker: Unashamed

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker had a lot of time to think about the important things in life during lockdown(s), and after initially penning reflective poems about missing hugging people he started making German pop bangers and reviewing toilet seats online.

He also very quickly realised how much he missed performing live to people! A show of new poems and realisations celebrating the little things in life that make us who we are, focussing on the connection at the heart of it all and what can happen if we lose that.

Including the story of how a spontaneous decision to run a marathon dressed as a falafel turned into a diss track to Chris Evans that raised £5000 for charity, it is his most playful, heartfelt, uplifting, unashamedly Harry Baker-y show yet.

'Simply put... The greatest performer on Earth' ★★★★★ Scott Mills Show, Radio 1

'The spell over the audience is tangible' ★★★★★ Broadwaybaby

'Spectacularly witty' ★★★★★ Whatsonstage

'Blistering word play' ★★★★★ Three Weeks

Studio
£15

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Mindfulness

Led by Kate Hughes

Join Kate Hughes of Kate Hughes Meditation for an hour of mindfulness, designed to promote calm and awareness.

During the session we will explore breathing techniques, different kinds of meditation, and various mindfulness exercises including some gentle movement (this can be adapted to suit all mobility levels).

No experience of meditation or mindfulness is required, and these sessions are suitable for you if you are an absolute beginner or have done some kind of mindfulness practice before.

Please wear comfortable clothing. The session will end with a relaxation exercise and you may wish to bring your own mat and blanket, although these will be provided.

Fri 25 Feb, 25 Mar, 29 Apr, 27 May, 24 Jun, 29 Jul, 19 Aug
7.30pm – 8.30pm
£12 per session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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The Vinyl Frontier - Bat Out of Hell

A sociable evening of music, trivia and chat - hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Jeff will play the whole LP with all the stories and videos to accompany this classic album by the late Meatloaf.

Studio
£10

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Suitable for 18+ years

Sat 25 Jun
11am – 4pm
£34

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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.

Summer 2022
Tues 28 Jun, 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 9 Aug (4 week course)

11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £21 per 3 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Twilight Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.

Summer 2022
Tues 28 Jun, 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 9 Aug (4 week course)

7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £21 per 3 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 7pm on the day of each session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Sam Kelly's Station House

Internationally recognised, legendary drummer, Sam Kelly has been a professional musician for more than forty years.

His Station House band has been featuring on the UK/Worldwide music scene for many years. Originating from the Station Tavern in London during the early nineties, Station House has seen a wealth of quality musicians come and go over the years, all with one constant goal in mind - to mix instinctive funk/soul rhythms with the diversity of the blues.

In 2019 Sam re-launched the band as a four piece featuring Sam Kelly (drums/bvs), Richard Sadler (bass), Tony Qunta (guitar/vocals) and Rowena Poole (lead vocals) and this format continues to work at venues and festivals all over Europe/UK.

Sam Kelly's Station House is a blues-based 'groove' band with a unique sound that is influenced by New Orleans Second Line, soul, jazz and British funk. The show centres around tracks from their latest album No Barricades featuring the works of TW Henderson plus songs from Johnny Guitar Watson, Keb Mo, Average White Band and Labi Siffre, to name but a few.

Sam Kelly's Station House are funkin' off the blues!

'Some of the best - and I mean best - musicians in the UK… or anywhere, come to that' Paul Jones (The Blues Band, Manfred Mann)

'Groove so smooth it’s on rails' Rhythm Magazine

'Sam Kelly’s craftsmanship and musicality create a broad spectrum of moods & his dynamism brings every number vividly to life' Echoes

'Full of vim and vigour - a masterpiece of musicianship' Blues Matters

'A long time coming but Sam Kelly’s Station House deliver a positive stunner' Music News

'There's a hell of a lot to like' Rhythm & Booze

'Excellent and varied' Blues in Britain

Studio
£15

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5 days ago Award winning band @Oysland1 explore the connections between Klezmer and other folk traditions in Eastern Europe an… https://t.co/s5EpqFTNjE

5 days ago We love these photos from our Explore Day workshop from Little Wrigglers! Our Friday sessions for ages 2+ years hav… https://t.co/DJgzKk3Nzk

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