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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.

Spring
Wed 11 Jan - 29 Mar (exc 15 Feb)
Wed 19 Apr & 26 Apr
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

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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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.

Spring
Wed 11 Jan - 8 Feb, Wed 15 Feb - 15 Mar, Wed 22 Mar - 26 Apr, (exc 5 Apr)
£10 per session | £35 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

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Crafternoons

Led by Kayleigh Robinson.

Norden Farm's Crafternoons are relaxed crafting sessions for older people.

Get crafty with a range of activities, or bring along your own projects to work on with support from tutor Kayleigh Robinson.

You can learn new skills, meet new people and try something new, a cup of tea is included with the ticket price. If you are unable to attend in person you can log on from home to chat and join in the session.

Wed 1 Feb Still Life Drawing
Wed 15 Feb Cloud Decorations
Wed 22 Feb Mini Scented Cushions
Wed 1 Mar Button Bowl
Wed 8 Mar Watercolour
Wed 15 Mar Book Folding Art
Wed 22 Mar Decoupage
Wed 29 Mar Puzzle Piece Art
Wed 5 Apr Easter Egg Decorating
Wed 12 Apr Miniature Garden
Wed 19 Apr Collage
Wed 26 Apr Ceramic Plates

Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.

Suitable for ages 60+ years.

Spring
Wed 11 Jan - 26 Apr (exc 8 Feb)
2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea

These are blended sessions, where you can take part in person at Norden Farm or online via Zoom.

If you need transport to Norden Farm for this session please contact Jess Thompson at jess.thompson@nordenfarm.org / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.

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All The Beauty And The Bloodshed (18)

Dir: Laura Poitras 2022 | 122 mins

An epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin.

Told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography and rare footage.

The film documents her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the opioid overdose crisis in America.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (Citizenfour).

‘Cuts to the bone with its incandescent celebration of life and condemnation of those who threaten it’ ★★★★★ Empire

‘Be warned, the best documentary of the year will leave you feeling emotionally wrecked’ ★★★★★ Evening Standard

‘A damning indictment of the US pharmaceutical industry and a touching look at a familial tragedy’ ★★★★★ Little White Lies

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Junior)

Led by Little Tanks Ltd

In each session children take part in a series of drama games and activities that develop their confidence as well as teaching them drama skills. These include focus, communication, developing a character and voice projection.

As the weeks go on the group will each have a part with some lines to learn in a small-scale show. They will rehearse as a team and share what they have learnt during the last session, more details to follow on this after half term.

Suitable for ages 7 - 11 years

'Norden Farm is my favourite after school club, it always keeps me moving and relaxed. It is a great place to go for drama and within a short time, I have become far more confident and expressive' Timothy, age 7

'We have sent both of our children to Youth Theatre at Norden Farm and have seen dramatic improvements in there ability, confidence, social awareness and expressiveness generally and specifically. The environment is safe and developmental in a broad and exciting sense' Alex - parent

Spring 2023:
Wed 11 Jan - 22 Mar (exc 15 Mar)
4.55pm - 5.55pm
£85 per 10 week term

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Little Tanks Ltd

Each term we will be focusing on developing the participants confidence and well-being through a series of drama games and activities.

This term the Senior Youth Theatre group are focusing on developing drama skills. They’ll learn a deeper understanding of performance and managing their nerves as well as some more specialised techniques including comedy and physical theatre.

Suitable for ages 12 - 16 years

'Norden Farm is my favourite after school club, it always keeps me moving and relaxed. It is a great place to go for drama and within a short time, I have become far more confident and expressive' Timothy, age 7

'We have sent both of our children to Youth Theatre at Norden Farm and have seen dramatic improvements in there ability, confidence, social awareness and expressiveness generally and specifically. The environment is safe and developmental in a broad and exciting sense' Alex - parent

Spring 2023:
Wed 11 Jan - 22 Mar (exc 15 Mar)
6pm - 7.30pm
£120 per 10 week term

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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 very beginning. This is a foundation course for those with little to no experience of playing guitar. You will learn how to hold a guitar and to make the right noises out of it. The aim of these lessons is to get you playing your first song within 4 weeks of lessons, as no-one takes up guitar to strum random chords, it’s all about the songs.

If you are returning to guitar having not played for some time and can barely remember chords this is a great way of getting back into the swing of things.

Spring
Wed 11 Jan - 8 Feb, Wed 22 Feb - 22 Mar, Wed 29 Mar - 26 Apr (exc 5 Apr)
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course | £32 per 4 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.

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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

Spring
Wed 11 Jan, 1 Feb, 1 Mar, 5 Apr
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

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National Theatre Live: Othello

by William Shakespeare

directed by Clint Dyer

An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwean (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).

She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost. 

Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.  

Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Mark Watson: Pick of the Fringe

Norden Farm favourite and Taskmaster star Mark Watson introduces two of the most talked-about shows of the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe.

Milo Edwards is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian and podcaster. He brings 'an incredibly high-quality stand-up show' (★★★★ Broadway Baby) and 'an excellent hour of clever, tightly written stand-up' (★★★★ Sunday Post).

Will Duggan sold out the entire run at Edinburgh and was named in Rolling Stone’s 15 Rising Stand-Up Acts You Need To See.

All this plus skinny legend Mark Watson himself on a one-off double-bill. It’s the Edinburgh Fringe right on your doorstep. And a lot drier and warmer!

Studio
£15

Mark Watson's website

@MarkWatson
@MiloEdwards
@Willduggan
@nordenfarm

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (B)

Led by Richard Lee

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Spring
Wed 11 Jan - 8 Feb, Wed 22 Feb - 22 Mar, Wed 29 Mar - 26 Apr (exc 5 Apr)
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course | £32 per 4 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.

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Studio Art Club

Led by Helen Ridley

Every two weeks on Thursday from 11am - 2pm you will join local artist Helen Ridley to explore your inner artist.

Helen will demonstrate a range of techniques and materials, from watercolour and gouache to pencils and pastels.

Each session will explore a different theme with a range of references to choose from, giving you the opportunity to explore and experiment.

The Studio is open to all abilities and you will need to bring your own materials, please see details listed below:

Materials
● Watercolour paints
● Watercolour brushes
● Gouache paints
● Coloured pencils
● Coloured Pastels
● Watercolour paper
● Sketchbook to plan compositions and colour palettes

Mixed media paper will be available

The Studio Art Club runs from Thur 8 Sept every 2 weeks on the dates below.

Spring
Thur 19 Jan, 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 2 Mar, 16 Mar, 30 Mar, 13 Apr, 27 Apr
11am - 2pm
£28 per session | £184 per 8 week term

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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 12 Jan - 27 Apr (exc 13 Apr)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£7 per class | £30 for 5 sessions a term

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.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (C)

Led by Richard Lee

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Spring
Thur 12 Jan - 9 Feb, Thur 23 Feb - 23 Mar, Thur 30 Mar - 27 Apr (exc 6 Apr)
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course | £32 per 4 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.

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Inge du Plessis - Light Husbandry

Darkness empowers even the faintest light.

With this show of works in oil, I would like to celebrate light; light as hope and life; the relevance of light within darkness.

Using the inspiration of 17th century artists such as Caravaggio and Rembrandt as a starting point, I will present a series of contemporary figurative paintings, each a visual ode to the manifestation of light, and beautiful mystery in what often seems a dark and desolate world.

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Tango

Led by Tango Journey

Tango is a social dance. All across the country people gather in village halls to socialise and dance to the music of 1930s/40s Buenos Aires.

The course is suitable for beginners and for those that want to refresh the fundamentals of the dance. You will learn how to dance with a partner, with the music and within a group.

You will learn a little about the history and culture of tango and you will be given music and film clips to enjoy at home. Above all you will have fun!


Spring
Thur 12 Jan - 9 Feb, Thur 23 Feb - 16 Mar, Thur 30 Mar - 27 Apr (exc 13 Apr)
8pm - 9pm
£12 per session | £50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week course

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Rosie Holt: The Woman’s Hour

The social media sensation and Chortle Award winner debuts an hour of comedy based on her smash-hit satirical videos, as seen millions of times online.

'If she can stay in character long enough, she’ll have a telegraph column and a seat on Question Time by teatime' James O’Brien

'The Thick of It levels of writing and performance applied to a very 2022 flavour of political bullshit' The Times

'A wonderful showcase for the woman that the pandemic turned into a sensation with her hilarious but also chilling realistic takes on a dissembling rising Tory star' The New European

'These characters are so well-observed that I feel they can turn their hand to anything' I Talk Telly

★★★★★ Lost in Theatreland | ★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★ I Talk Telly
★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ The Arts Desk

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

Rosie Holt's website
@RosieHolt
@nordenfarm

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Charlie Baker: 24 Hour Pasty People

Wasson? The award-winning comedian, tap dancer and Talksport radio host brings an hour of stand-up drenched in manure, cider and clotted cream to your village/town/cattle market.

Comedy with a countryside accent. Imagine Jethro and Jack Black had a son. Job’s a good'un. Proper job.

As seen on The Last Leg, House of Games, Harry Hill’s Tea Time, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, The Great British Bake-Off: An Extra Slice, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala.

He was also the starring lead in Harry Hill and Steve Brown's critically acclaimed musical Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera.

‘An absolute romp, with some shout-with-laughter moments’ ★★★★ Chortle

'Genuinely funny’ ★★★★ The Herald

‘A superior take on the modern showman’ The Guardian

Studio
£15

Charlie Baker's website
@Charlie Baker
@nordenfarm

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Play guitar but stuck in a rut? Want to play some notable songs and impress your friends? Then this is the course for you. Rediscover your 6-string and why you took it up originally.

Learn some classic songs as well as learning your pentationic scales, slide guitar and alternate tunings

Spring
Thur 12 Jan - 9 Feb, Thur 23 Feb - 23 Mar, Thur 30 Mar - 27 Apr (exc 6 Apr) 8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course | £32 per 4 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.

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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 20 Jan - 31 Mar (exc 17 Feb)
Fri 21 Apr & 28 Apr
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

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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.

Spring
Fri 13 Jan - 10 Feb, Fri 17 Feb - 17 Mar & Fri 24 Mar - 28 Apr, exc 7 Apr
£10 per session | or £35 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

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Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir

Led by Dr Marta Mathea Radwan

Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir is a fun, friendly, non-auditioned choir for everyone. We learn by ear, so you don’t need music experience. Our music ranges from gospel, world and jazz to pop and classical - anything that sounds great and is a joy to sing. Joining us is a great way to meet people and sing your stress away.

Fri 13 Jan – 10 Feb and Fri 3 Mar – 31 Mar
2pm - 3.30pm
£12 per session | £50 for 5-week course

Suitable for 18+ years

About the tutor
Dr Marta Mathea Radwan is an award-winning vocalist, composer and musical director. Heralding from Poland and with over 30 years' experience in musical performance, Marta conducts choirs around London, including: jazz group Alle Choir London, Offbeat a cappella community choirs in Acton and Richmond, and Singing for Fun groups at Brunel University London.

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Fleetingwood Mac

Fleetingwood Mac are an exciting tribute to the legendary band Fleetwood Mac.

The band bring across the live sound of Fleetwood Mac, with just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the bass and of course, the vocals!

They create a genuine Fleetwood Mac sound with a modern edge, doing justice to the classic songs that play a huge part in many people’s lives.

The band do not go on stage pretending to be Fleetwood Mac, instead performing as five musicians who love the music and want to share it to a wider audience.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Fleetingwood Mac's website
@fleetingwoodmac
@nordenfarm

  •   3 Mar SOLD OUT
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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

Align and Flow Yoga is influenced by the biomechanics and heart orientated philosophy of the Anusara Hatha style of yoga. With a specific alignment focus within the flow of postures the practice will tone and strengthen the body, improve posture and create more freedom in the body and mind resulting in a calm and relaxed state of being.

Each week there will be a different theme weaving its’ way through the session, but a typical class starts with breathing techniques to centre and ground, poses to warm up and then progresses to a fun and challenging mix of vinyasa and alignment yoga.

This class is designed to cultivate focus, stamina, strength, and flexibility. Leaving time at the end for a well-deserved relaxation.

Come prepared for an energising class that will also leave you feeling relaxed.

Suitable for 18+ years

Spring 2023:
Sat 14 Jan - 4 Mar (exc 18 Feb)
Sat 11 Mar - 29 Apr (exc 8 Apr)
£11 per session | £63 per 7 week course
10am - 11am

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

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Life Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

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.

Half day sessions comprise of a variety of short and long poses.

Any mediums can be used in these sessions. Materials will be provided, although participants are very welcome to bring their own if you have something you like to work with.

Spring
Sat 21 Jan & Sat 4 Mar
11am - 2pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Creative Mindfulness For Children (Aged for 4-7 years)

Led by Stella Chenery

Children will learn to:
• Recognise and understand feelings, thoughts and emotions
• Focus the mind
• Cultivate kindness and compassion towards themselves and others
• Relax and calm their minds and bodies
• Express their feelings

Through creative activities, art, sound, stories, meditations, visualizations and discussion.

Suitable for ages 4 - 7 years.

Spring
Sat 14 Jan, Sat 4 Feb, Sat 4 Mar, Sat 15 Apr
11am - 11.45am
£10 per child, per session

Please note that children need to be accompanied to and from the workshop space but not during the session and you are not required to stay on site. However, you will need to complete an emergency contact form with our DBS checked tutor before the session begins.

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Norden Farm Market

Join us for our Market.

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 4 Feb, Sat 4 Mar and Sat 1 Apr

12pm - 4pm

Entry is FREE

The Market on Sat 4 Feb will be indoors, so you can keep warm whilst you browse.

Our stallholders include: Marmalove, KaNa Homecooked, Teasel Chocolates, Perfetto, Firefairyart, Handmade by K8, Candle Lion, Bright as a Button Jewellery, Dana Kidson, Grant Forsyth Jewellery, Montagu & Amber, Chadwick-Art, Flamingo Paperie, Velluet Gray, Nomothsallowed, i.am.melc, bakedbyluz, Smashing Glass by Katie, Luxury Chocolates For You by Anton Hazelle Ltd and Pixie Tiger Art.

  •   4 Mar FREE
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Creative Mindfulness For Children (Aged 8-11 years)

Led by Stella Chenery

Children will learn to:
• Recognise and understand feelings, thoughts and emotions
• Focus the mind
• Cultivate kindness and compassion towards themselves and others
• Relax and calm their minds and bodies
• Express their feelings

Through creative activities, art, sound, stories, meditations, visualizations and discussion.

Suitable for ages 8 - 11 years.

Spring
Sat 14 Jan, Sat 4 Feb, Sat 4 Mar, Sat 15 Apr
12pm - 12.45pm
£10 per child, per session

Please note that children need to be accompanied to and from the workshop space but not during the session and you are not required to stay on site. However, you will need to complete an emergency contact form with our DBS checked tutor before the session begins.

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Creative Mindfulness For Children (Aged 12-15 years)

Led by Stella Chenery

Participants will learn to:
• Recognise and acknowledge feelings
• Create healthy coping strategies for their emotions, stresses and anxieties
• Slow down the busy mind and improve focus & concentration
• Cultivate compassion for others & kindness for themselves
• Boost confidence and self esteem
• Build positive relationships with others
• Bring mindfulness into their everyday lives

Through the use of mindfulness techniques, meditations, discussion, creative activities and art. Art ability is not important - all activities are focused on the process of creating as a mindful and relaxing practise rather than the end result.

Suitable for ages 12 - 15 years.

Spring
Sat 14 Jan, Sat 4 Feb, Sat 4 Mar, Sat 15 Apr
1pm - 2pm
£10 per child, per session

Please note that children need to be accompanied to and from the workshop space but not during the session and you are not required to stay on site. However, you will need to complete an emergency contact form with our DBS checked tutor before the session begins.

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Women Talking (15)

Dir: Sarah Polley | 104 mins

In 2010, the women of an isolated religious colony must make a decision about their future.

Several of the men from their community are being held on bail for a sustained campaign of sexual assault against women and children. The other men have gone to a neighbouring town to bail them out.

The women have just 24 hours to decide whether to forgive the men, fight them or flee the colony. They struggle to reconcile their faith with the reality around them.

Based on the best-selling novel by Miriam Toews. Starring Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Ben Whishaw and Frances McDormand.

Nominated for 2 Academy Awards including Best Picture.

£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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Rob Auton - The Crowd Show

The Crowd Show is a comedy / theatre / spoken word show about crowds, people and connection.

The Crowd Show is a show suitable for anybody who has been in a crowd or wants to be in the crowd for this show.

Rob Auton is an award-winning writer, actor and podcaster, named the ‘Brian Cox of Comedy’ by the Guardian. He has written eight hit Edinburgh Fringe shows, which have led to nationwide tours and television/radio appearances. Rob has had four collections of poetry and illustrations published by Burning Eye Books and Harper Collins.

In 2020, Rob started The Rob Auton Daily Podcast, which went on to amass over two million listens and win a gold award for Best Daily Podcast at the British Podcast Awards.

'A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot' The Guardian

'Emotionally charged - a heart-warming clarion call for universal connection' Evening Standard

'Makes laughter out of wonder and brings us all together. We need him' The Scotsman

'Something that'll leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy round the edges' The Herald

'Brilliant' Stewart Lee

Studio
£15

Rob Auton's website
@RobertAuton
@nordenfarm

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The Clare Teal Four

Exhilarating swing from the award winning jazz vocalist and long time Radio 2 and Jazz FM broadcaster and her band.

Clare Teal (vocals)
Jason Rebello (piano)
Simon Little (bass)
Ed Richardson (drums)

Celebrating the hits and hidden gems of the Great American and British Songbooks, plus contemporary covers and originals.

Clare's live shows are constantly evolving, always richly infused with jazz and critically renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements, interspersed with Clare’s
warm and witty storytelling.

As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of popular song and much loved performers, Clare
and her band guarantee an evening of inspirational, uplifting music and unbridled
entertainment performed by the very best.

Courtyard Theatre
£23

Clare Teal's website
@ClareTeal
@nordenfarm

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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 10 Jan - 7 Feb, 21 Feb - 21 Mar, 28 Mar - 25 Apr
12pm - 1pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Drawing on Coloured Papers

Led by Jo Hall

Choosing a different coloured paper for each session we explore how paper colour can be exploited as part of the composition. Within this we will look at line, tone, form, mark making, texture and pattern using a variety of drawing media. Initially working from still life objects, the first week from natural forms e.g. a sea shell or fruit, later in the course there will be an opportunity to draw a landscape in colour or make a portrait study using the three-crayon technique.

Some objects will be supplied for the first session or bring a natural form you would like to draw.

Please bring your own materials and scroll down for detailed info on what you will need.

Some papers will be available from the tutor at cost.

Tues 28 Feb - 4 Apr
12.30pm - 3.30pm

£120 per 6-week course

Suitable for 18+ years

Materials Info

We will experiment with coloured pastel papers and some smoother coloured drawing papers suitable for other drawing media. A small sample pack of papers for the first session (cost about £2.00) will be available from the tutor for the first session. Other coloured papers will also be available at cost.

Please bring: drawing board and clips or tape to hold your paper, putty eraser, plastic eraser, paper towel, spray fixative for chalky media (to be used outside only), craft knife or pencil sharpener, small piece of sandpaper, water pots if using pen and ink (plus brush for brush drawing with ink)

Drawing media: you will only need black and white for the first week

Choose from the following suggestions;

Dry media: charcoal and white chalk pastel, pastel pencil, conté crayon in black white and sanguine, any coloured pencil, or graphite pencil or block

Wet media: e.g. pen/stick/brush and ink, paint pen, black fine liner and brush pens

It would be good to have something from each list above. The different kinds of drawing media will be discussed at the first session. Don’t bring large tins and boxes of colour as we will be working in an almost monochrome way first of all gradually introducing more colour in the following weeks.

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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 10 Jan - 7 Feb, 21 Feb - 21 Mar, 28 Mar - 25 Apr
1.30pm - 2.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

Led by Richard Lee

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Spring
Tues 10 Jan - 7 Feb, Tues 21 Feb - 21 Mar, Tues 28 Mar - 25 Apr (exc 4 Apr)
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course | £32 per 4 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.

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

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

Spring
Tues 10 Jan - 21 Mar (exc 14 Feb)
7.30pm – 9pm
£11 per session | £100 per 10 week term

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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.

Spring
Tues 10 Jan, 7 Feb, 7 Mar, 4 Apr
7.30pm - 8.45pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course
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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EO (15)

Dir: Jerzy Skolimowski | 88 mins

Polish with English subtitles.

EO is a grey donkey with melancholic eyes and a curious spirit. He begins his life as a circus performer before escaping on a trek across the Polish and Italian countryside.

During his travels he encounters an eclectic cast of characters, including a countess, a young Italian priest and a riotous Polish football team.

EO’s journey speaks to the world around us. He is an equine hero boldly pointing out societal ills and serving as warning to the dangers of neglect and inaction, all while on a quest for freedom.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best International Feature Film.

‘Soulful and mysterious, this donkey odyssey is an unforgettable experience’ ★★★★★ Time Out

£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.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Wed 8 Mar 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings are optional. Food and drink from our Cafe Bar can be taken into the theatre as normal.

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Japanese Calligraphy Workshop - For Mother’s Day

Led by Eiko Ishida

What do you think about a Japanese Calligraphy Experience as a gift to your mother for Mother's Day? Or a gift for yourself? Let's spend a meditative and self-expressive creative time together! At the end of the session, you will have your own calligraphy artworks or a lovely card to take home.

During this workshop, we will go over the basics of Japanese calligraphy, including

How to hold & 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.

Wed 8 Mar
11am - 2pm

£48

Suitable for 18+ years

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Sea Glass Workshop

Led by Fiona Dowling

Join Fiona from Jewellery Moves & learn how to make your own jewellery with pieces of sea glass. At this workshop you will learn how to saw, solder, file, hammer, hand-stamp and finish your own sterling silver ring & pendant. You will leave at the end of the day with either a bangle or a pendant or both if you have time.

About Jewellery Moves:
Taught by Fiona Dowling, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, Jewellery Moves workshops aim to teach traditional craftsmanship, jewellery skills and techniques in small groups with a relaxed atmosphere.

Thur 9 Mar
11am - 4pm

£80

The cost of the silver is not included in the course fees. The approximate cost of these materials is £30/£40 and payable to the tutor on the day (ideally in cash).

Please make sure that hair is tied back, please wear closed shoes and bring your glasses if you wear them.

Suitable for 18 + years

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Sound Bath

Led by Janette Moy

Sound Baths are deeply relaxing, anyone can join in. Lay down, cosy and I will share beautiful sounds of Gong, Tibetan bowls, Irish Drum ( Bodhran ), Rainstick, Sansula, Kochi chimes and more. Taking you on a journey into the heart of Sacred Sound.

As you relax and bathe in the healing vibrations, your body resonates within these pure tones and you begin to feel retuned and in harmony. Healing can happen at cellular level, our bodies, mind and emotions draw from the sounds the vibration that is needed to bring us into inner balance.

You will need to bring a yoga mat or blanket to lie on. A small cushion for under head comfort. A blanket to cover up. Anything else you want to bring to make a cosy nest. Eye mask if you use one.

I look forward to sharing Sacred Sound with you.

Fri 13 Jan, Fri 10 Feb, Fri 10 Mar, Fri 21 Apr

7pm - 8pm

Fri 24 Feb & Fri 24 Mar

12.15pm - 1.15pm

£15 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

  •  10 Mar SOLD OUT
  •  24 Mar SOLD OUT
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The Vinyl Frontier - Another Evening with…Martyn Ware (Heaven 17/Human League)

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Once more The Vinyl Frontier welcomes electronic music pioneer, Martyn Ware, to chat about and listen to some of his career highlights and also talk about his new autobiography, Electronically Yours Vol 1.

Martyn was a founding member of The Human League, after which he set up the B.E.F. a part of which was 80s synth pop legends Heaven 17 as well as producing superstars such as Tina Turner, Erasure and Terence Trent D’Arby.

We’ll talk about his life in music and play vinyl cuts from throughout his career.

Studio
£17

The Vinyl Frontier website
@vinyljeff
@nordenfarm

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

Martin Turner and his band return to the stage to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wishbone Ash’s seminal double live album Live Dates.

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve
Upton. They were intent on creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody. Martin Turner envisaged the band’s innovative harmony-guitar hallmark. Guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell were recruited via a now legendary Melody Maker advert.

Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity that would produce some of rock music's best loved works. Their name is synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Martin Turner continues to delight audiences with performances of the band’s best loved works. His current line up features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Sonny Flint.

They capture the original Wishbone Ash line-up at its very best during the peak of its commercial success. Expect epic tracks such as The King Will Come, Warrior, Throw Down the Sword and Phoenix.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash website
@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

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Mixing Greens for Landscape: Watercolour or Gouache

Led by Jo Hall

Colour mixing exercises followed by a landscape painting.

“I haven’t got the right green.”, “I can’t mix the right green.”, or “This green is unnatural.”, are frequent comments I hear at landscape sessions. This workshop will help you to use primary colours to mix the greens you need and also how to tame some of the fiercer greens in your box to create really useful natural looking greens by mixing with other colours.

Reference supplied or bring your own. Some watercolour paper will be available at cost.

Please scroll down for info on materials to bring.

Sat 11 Mar
11am - 4pm

£40

Suitable for 18+ years

Materials info: please bring

Paint: watercolour or gouache paints, just bring your usual box of tubes or pans.

A few notes on useful colours that will be demonstrated;

A warm blue like French Ultramarine, a cool blue like Cerulean or Phthalo Blue, a warm yellow like Cadmium Yellow medium or other medium yellow, a cool yellow like Lemon Yellow or Cadmium Lemon, at least one red and one earth colour like Burnt Sienna. We’ll also investigate how to mix and modify other colours including vivid pigments like Phthalo Green to make natural looking greens.

Paper and equipment: cold pressed watercolour paper 300gsm, drawing board, tape or clips to fix paper to the board, block of wood about 2x2x6 inches or table easel to incline your board.

A good sized palette to mix your colours, plastic pipette if you have one.

Watercolour brushes, water pots, paper towel, small natural sponge, pencil

Some paper will be available at cost. Photo reference will be supplied or bring your own that features a variety of different greens.

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Hulla Balloony Moon Time

A marvellous moonlit show based on the book Pat-a-Cake Baby.

'Cake mixing, baking and eating fuel this zingy, high-energy story as a restless baby sets about a night-time adventure.’ Guardian

Are you ready? Grab a spoon! Because it's Pat-a-cake time!

Pitter-patter – get the butter! Glitzy-glossy – whisk in sugar! Jokey-yolky – add the eggs!

Long Nose Puppets offer up a marvellous moonlit show full of riotous rhyme, zany puppets and spiffy special cake; all iced with music and songs by Tom Gray. Little children will feel stuffed to the brim with magic.

HULLA BALLOONY MOON TIME is based on the book ‘PAT-A-CAKE BABY’ written by Joyce Dunbar and illustrated by Polly Dunbar.

Winner of the Mal Peet Children’s Award at the East Anglian Book Awards.

Aimed at 2-8 year olds.

Longnose continue to demonstrate their skillfulness in making surprising and highly visual puppetry work for young audiences. Sweet!

Running time 45 minutes plus a dance with the moon!

This zany puppet show is all about baking a very special cake. Based on Joyce Dunbar’s rhyming picture book, it’s a sweet creating that’s full of mess and silliness with original songs as the cherry on the top. Time Out

Studio
£12 I £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Tickets for children under 18 months For this show, tickets/ seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps

Hulla Balloony Moon Time website
@HalfMoonTheatre
@nordenfarm

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Blue Jean (15)

Dir: Georgia Oakley | 97 mins

Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government are about to pass a law stigmatising gays and lesbians. A new student arrives at the school and threatens to expose her.

Jean is pushed to extreme lengths to keep her job and her integrity.

‘A slam dunk masterpiece’ ★★★★★ Telegraph

‘Deeply human’ ★★★★★ Attitude Magazine

‘Convinces minutely, with every moody needle-drop and stiff drinks-party exchange, as a period piece about terror, ostracisation, and betrayal’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

Bring Baby Screening
The screening on Fri 10 Mar 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.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Thur 16 Mar 8pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings are optional. Food and drink from our Cafe Bar can be taken into the theatre as normal.

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Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch

One of the UK’s fastest rising comedy stars Robin Morgan brings a hilarious brand new show on tour for 2023

A lot has happened to Robin since the last tour. He’s moved back to Wales, happily married with two kids. So what happens next? A vasectomy of course.

Robin’s been all over your telly and radio, with appearances on Mock The Week (BBC Two), Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction (Comedy Central), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).

He created the topical panel show What Just Happened? (BBC One) and co-created Ellie Taylor’s Safe Space (BBC Radio 4), and also appeared in both, the greedy boy.

His writing credits include Have I Got News For You (BBC One), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), The Mash Report (BBC Two), The Great Pottery Throwdown (C4) and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), and is the studio warm-up artist for The Graham Norton Show (BBC One).

'Bloody funny. He must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame' Chortle

Studio
£13 | £10 conc

@robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

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Mosaic Wall Art

Led by Kayleigh Robinson

Design and create your own mosaic artwork that can be hung on a wall, using ceramic and glass tiles.

There will be a selection of designs for inspiration as well as a large choice of tiles to choose from. Please feel free to bring materials from home that you may wish to include in your work and any design ideas you may have.

No previous experience necessary. All materials are provided. You may wish to bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Wed 15 Mar
11am - 1pm

£45

Suitable for 18+ years

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On Track

March 2020. Kit is a dynamic single mother. Her world suddenly shrinks.

Staying at home to save lives means a retreat back to the role of mother and home-maker. With the walls closing in, the garage and 2 wheels become her sanctuary...

On Track is a new play drawing on true stories and using RedCape’s trademark blend of comedy and visual, physical theatre. The audience follow Kit’s journey of discovery through the shocking history of women’s cycling. Riding at night, disguised as men, these cycling pioneers powered over Victorian ideals of the genteel, house-bound woman and opened up new worlds.

Exploring the effects of isolation on mental health and showing how a simple bicycle can become a vehicle to freedom once again. On Track will inspire you to pump up your tyres and ride out on a new adventure too.

Supported by Arts Council England with funding from the National Lottery. Developed at and supported by 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space and South Street Arts.

Studio
£16

Please note: age guidance is 12+ years due to bad language

RedCape Theatre website
@RedCapeTheatre
@nordenfarm

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Anything Goes - The Musical

Encore screenings of the classic musical comedy, from the Barbican's sold out run in 2021.

This major 5 star production features an all-star cast led by renowned Broadway royalty Sutton Foster reprising her Tony Award winning performance as Reno Sweeney. With three-time Olivier Award and Tony Award winner Robert Lindsay (My Family), Evening Standard Theatre Award winner Felicity Kendal (The Good Life) and beloved West End legend Gary Wilmot (Chicago).

A heart warming romance spectacular dance routines and some of theatre’s most memorable songs.

When the SS American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love... proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, a comical disguise and some good old fashioned blackmail.

A hilarious musical romp across the Atlantic featuring Cole Porter’s joyful score, including I Get A Kick Out of You, You’re the Top and the show stopping Anything Goes.

Anything Goes will take you back to the Golden Age of high society on the seas from the comfort of your cinema seat.

'The show of the year' ★★★★★ The Telegraph
'Fizzing tonic for our times' ★★★★★ The Guardian
'A joyously shipshape revival' ★★★★★ The Observer
'Musical equivalent of sipping one glass of champagne after another' ★★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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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

19 Jan - Act of oblivion by Robert Harris
16 Feb - Olive again by Elizabeth Strout
16 Mar - Small things like these & Foster by Claire Keegan
20 Apr - The Promise by Damon Galgut

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

Spring
Thur 19 Jan, 16 Feb, 16 Mar, 20 Apr
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

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Pottery: A 5 Week Introduction to Slab Building

Led by Helen D Evans

This course is suitable for all abilities.

During the course we will explore the different basic forms that you can make using slabs of clay including using templates and applying texture.

You will also be given time to experiment with your own designs and ideas.

A selection of underglazes and glazes will be available to you to apply colour to your work.

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Fri 17 Mar - 21 Apr, exc 7 Apr
11am - 1pm

£115 per 5-week course

Suitable for 18+ years

Please bring with you:
An apron
Any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils
Scalpel / cutting mat

After the course.
We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work from Norden Farm

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Songs from Ireland

Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden return to their Irish roots for this intimate, musical evening - Pat from Belfast and Dave from Dublin.

The songs will reflect the Irish spirit in its many forms - nostalgia, romance, emigration, politics, sentimentality, loss, regret, humour etc.

Between songs you will be regaled with stories from their years of living and working in Ireland.

Expect to hear songs from Tommy Makem, Mary Black, The Fureys , Bagatelle, Shane McGowan, Phil Coulter, Christie Hennessy, Christy Moore, Dolores Keane, Van Morrison, Val Doonican and more

'Almost brilliant' Irish Times

'An exceptional gift' Scotsman

'Masterful' Time Out

'Convincing and powerful' The Times

Performed by Isosceles Theatre on St Patrick's Day and back by popular demand!

Studio
£15

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'To be free is very sweet'

When one woman tells of her extraordinary journey to overcome the brutality of slavery, she becomes a beacon for the British anti-slavery movement.

Born into slavery in the British colony of Bermuda, Mary Prince went on to become an auto-biographer and champion of freedom. Her book had an electrifying effect on the abolitionist movement helping to free many Africans in bondage.

Through theatre, song, music, drumming and dance, this masterpiece of Black British theatre is inspired by the storytelling traditions of the West African Griot.

'Amantha is luminous, agile, multi-faceted, witty and resplendent' Leys News

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Kuumba Nia Arts website

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Pottery: Carved Clay Flower Pots

Led by Helen D Evans

Brighten up your window sill with some handmade flower pots.

This is part of a series of workshops being run by Helen D Evans which is suitable for all
abilities.

During the workshop you will make a series of flower pots by initially making a pinch pot / coil pot. We will then explore surface decoration by carving into the clay.

At the end of the course. A choice of glazes will be available for you to select.

After the course. Your work will be bisque firing and your choice of glaze will be applied glaze and re-fired. We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work.

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Cost includes clay, use of materials and x 2 firings and application of a glaze.

Sat 18 Mar
11am - 4pm
A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the workshop.

£65

Suitable for 18+ years

Please bring with you:
An apron
Any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils

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Mothers Day Concertini with Rogue Opera

An uplifting family concert performed by Rogue Opera's professional singers.

Celebrate Mother's Day weekend with an uplifting family concert all performed by Rogue Opera's professional singers. Bring the whole family and enjoy singing along to a fabulous 45 minutes of music from the opera.

From Mozarts Magic Flute to Pucinni’s La Boheme and Bizet's Carmen this concert is all about inspiring children of all ages and their grown-ups with live music in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Studio
£12 I £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Tickets for children under 18 months For this show, tickets/ seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps

Concertini website

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Broker (12A)

Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda | 129mins

Korean with English subtitles.

On a rainy night in Busan, So-young leaves her baby Woo-sung outside a ‘baby box’. It is a safe place set up in Korean churches for new mothers to leave unwanted infants.

Instead, the baby is picked up by Sang-hyun who runs an unofficial adoption brokerage and plans to find him a new home.

So-young tracks down both Sang-hyun and his business partner Dong-soo and decides to join their pursuit, along with a seven-year-old stowaway.

As they search for Woo-sung’s new family, the unlikely group evolves into something of a family themselves. But they are unaware they’re being tailed by two detectives who are determined to stop them.

A heartwarming, funny and moving film starring Song Kang-ho (Parasite) and from the acclaimed director of Shoplifters.

‘One of the year's most delightful films ★★★★★ BBC

‘A gentle joy with a standout performance from Parasite’s Song Kang-ho’ Time Out

£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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Michelle de Swarte: Moved

Michelle has been on the move since birth. She's moved country four times, been homeless three times, been a fashion model, a cleaner, a reporter, presenter, writer, cat sitter and actor. Married, divorced, on drugs, off drugs.

In this new show, Michelle breaks down the highs and lows of burning your life to the ground and starting again when forty is around the corner.

Star of the highly acclaimed Sky/HBO’s The Baby, Michelle is an actress, comedian and writer. She can currently be seen in Prime Video’s Backstage with Katherine Ryan. She also starred as a series regular in Katherine Ryan’s Netflix series The Duchess.

Born in South London, Michelle was spotted by a model scout at the age of 19 and moved to New York, where she became heavily involved in the comedy scene. Since moving back to London, she has been busy filming and writing her own semi-autobiographical comedy series with Various Artists Limited and has recently been the tour support on Katherine Ryan’s tour.

'All hail the new Queen of Comedy' Sunday Times Style

'Dry brilliance' iNews

Age guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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An Evening of Song with Annie Dressner, Lucy Grubb, Dan Wilde and Luke James Williams

Bound by a shared love of classic songwriting, these four acclaimed singer-songwriters perform both individually and in collaboration.

Between them they have amassed appearances at some of the UK’s biggest festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk, Green Man and Black Deer. They have garnered rave reviews from the likes of Folk Radio, Maverick and Paste Magazine, and received airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music.

A rare opportunity to see four shining lights of the UK acoustic scene performing together in some of the country’s finest grassroots music venues.

Studio
£15

Annie Dressner website
@AnnieDressner
Lucy Grubb website
@lucygrubb
<a target="
blank" href="https://www.danwilde.net"> Dan Wilde website
Luke James Williams website
@ljwilliamsmusic
@nordenfarm

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Floral Design Workshop

Led by Kim Wright

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

Additional Information

Please note that the materials are not provided. Learners will need to bring their own Floristry materials such as flowers, foliage, scissors, containers and some other materials each session to be able to create their own floral design. I will advise them each month.

Spring
Wed 25 Jan, Wed 22 Feb, Wed 22 Mar, Wed 26 Apr
11am - 1pm

£32 per session

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Royal Opera House Live: Turandot

Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama.

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Pianists at Norden Farm 1: Henry Cash

Henry Cash was the second prizewinner at the 2021 Mottram International Piano Competition held in Manchester.

We are delighted to welcome Henry to Norden Farm. His wide-ranging programme ends with Brahms’ titanic and revelatory F minor Sonata, an inspiring listen. Come and hear a future star!

Beethoven Sonata in F sharp major, Op.78
Debussy Images (Book1)
Scriabin Sonata No.5
Rachmaninov Prelude in B minor
Brahms Sonata in F minor, Op.5

Courtyard
£18

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Ray Bradshaw – Deaf Com 1

Following his groundbreaking 2018 show, Deaf Comedy Fam, Ray's new show covers his recent fatherhood, teaching his young son sign language and a disastrous trip to Bahrain!

Ray is an international award winning comic. He spent 2021/22 touring the UK as John Bishop’s handpicked support act, having previously toured with Frankie Boyle in 2019.

Ray was the first comedian to ever win a Scottish Culture Award and is a regular host of Scotland’s most popular radio show, Breaking The News.

Ray is a CODA (like in the Oscar winning film) and grew up with deaf parents. All of his shows are performed in both BSL and English, with Deaf Comedy Fam becoming the first ever live comedy experience for more than 800 deaf audience members.

Ray’s clever, charming and very funny comedy has received critical acclaim from critics and fans alike.

'Bradshaw is raucously funny … captivating, funny and sharply executed' ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com

'Funny and fascinating… one in six of us will lose our sense of hearing. Deaf Comedy Fam proves it doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of humour' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'This years most groundbreaking show' ★★★★ Short.com

'I grinned from ear to ear for the entire hour“ ★★★★ Voice Magazine

'Has a clear comedy gift' ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

Performed in BSL and Spoken English

Studio
£15

Ray Bradshaw's website
@comedyray
@nordenfarm

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Friday Night Flamenco - Intermediate

Led by Leticia Abella Iglesias

A great way to start the weekend - discover the rhythm and passion of Flamenco! Step into the atmosphere of Andalusia - its movements and music. Start by learning the basic steps and progress through the courses, in a relaxed and fun environment!

NEW class intermediate! If you would like to improve your technique and learn new moves, sign up for the intermediate course (+2 years experience).

Fri 13 Jan - 17 Feb
Fri 24 Mar - 28 Apr (exc 7 Apr)
6.45pm - 7.45pm
£12 per session | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course

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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.

Spring
Fri 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 Mar, 28 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£12 per session

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Friday Night Flamenco - Beginners

Led by Leticia Abella Iglesias

A great way to start the weekend - discover the rhythm and passion of Flamenco! Step into the atmosphere of Andalusia - its movements and music. Start by learning the basic steps and progress through the courses, in a relaxed and fun environment!

Fri 13 Jan - 17 Feb
Fri 24 Mar - 28 Apr (exc 7 Apr)
8pm - 9pm
£12 per session | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course

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Hattie Whitehead with special guest Tim Whitehead (sax)

Vocalist Hattie brings a Joni Mitchell inspired evening.

Hattie Whitehead (vocals and guitar)
Tim Whitehead (sax)
Alex Hutton (piano)
Darren McCarthy (bass)
Tom Hooper (drums)

Hattie Whitehead does not pull her punches. Think Liz Lawrence meets Joni Mitchell. Her smart lyrics and powerful, outspoken female voice blend folk sensibilities with an undeniably modern sound.

Performing and writing since a young age and born into an artistic family Hattie has won the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition in 2016 and her self released EPs have over 200k streams.

The self-produced video for Hattie Whiteheads 2018 single "Up's and Downs" clocked over 50k views on Youtube. It is no surprise that with her uncanny ability to graft complex narratives to memorable melodies that Hattie has also seen success with sync work.

She was hand picked by Guy Garvey to write for and perform on soundtrack for the hit Apple+ TV show for "Trying Season 1". On the first single from the campaign “No Man's Land” (released 30th September 22) she dives into the experience of loss that permeates much of her material to date. Written in direct response to the loss of her mother, the song describes an experience that is all the more relevant in the post-pandemic world we live in today where loss is all around us.

The outcome is a body of work that takes Hattie's unflinching honesty when discussing the industry and it’s troubled relationship to women or un-earthing with eye-widening vulnerability her own personal experiences and places the sound squarely in 2023.

From Ian Car’s Nucleus in the 70’s to the iconic 80’s allstar Loose Tubes collaboration, Tim Whitehead has been a central role in British Jazz for many decades. Co-founding ‘Jazz Umbrella’ in the 80’s and ‘Way out West in the 90’s, He has also helped provide a network and platform for other musicians.

This show will centre around Hattie’s love of Joni Mitchell. – The more jazzier side of Joni Mitchell. It will also feature the world class saxophone of Tim Whitehead.

‘It’s not just his mastery of the tenor saxophone, phenominal though it is, but the absolute conviction of his playing that is so impressive.’ Dave Gelly - Observer

‘The song Ups and Downs highlights Whitehead’s rich, honeyed vocals as well as her talent for writing enthralling melodies and soul-baringly honest lyrics.’ The Telegraph

'The singer-writer from Richmond in London, wears her heart and her accomplished song craft on her sleeve with the self-released single More Than That. It’s an appealingly open faced love song.’ Prog Magazine

‘Hattie's got the sort of talent that means in a couple of years time we'll all be boasting about being here tonight.’ For Folk's Sake

When the Horn Blows – ‘There’s something incredibly wholesome about Hattie Whitehead’s folk-tinged vocal, her delivery is tender and matter of fact, pure and warm despite some of the melancholia in the lyrical theme.’ PressPlay Ok


Studio
£16

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Jewellery Embroidery Workshop

Led by Aliona Borysenko

Welcome to the world of embroidery!

This jewellery embroidery workshop is for beginners who are new to embroidery with different materials, as well as those with some experience in embroidery with threads.

During the workshop you will practice different embroidery techniques, which will give you the confidence to create and your own embroidery designs.

Designs for the Spring 2023 workshops TBC

You will be shown how to embroider with materials such as: beads, crystals, sequins, chenille, metallic threads, bugles and other materials. You may choose to decorate your clothes and your children's clothes with the embroidery you create, or you may choose to complete your embroidery into a brooch.

Spring
Sat 25 Feb, Sat 25 Mar, Sat 15 Apr
11am - 4pm
£70 per workshop

Materials and instruments for one Robin will be provided. Participants are very welcome to bring their clothes or that they would like to decorate with.

About Aliona Borysenko:
Aliona came from Ukraine where she taught at a leading Jewellery Design School. She began sharing her knowledges in workshops and courses 12 years ago. Whilst in Ukraine, she has worked with Swarovski and Preciosa and has created designs for the likes of Coca Cola, Schwarzkopf, L’Oréal and Windows to name a few. Aliona is exited to offer embroidery workshops for beginners at Norden Farm. She also works within schools and runs workshops for children.

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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

Members of Magnum’s classic-era line-ups and other top-drawer rock alumni unite to perform classic Magnum songs from the celebrated 1978-94 period.

Mark Stanway (keyboards), Micky Barker (drums), Richard Bailey (keyboards/flute) and Mo Birch (vocals/percussion), all of whom have previously performed with Magnum, provide the nucleus of Kingdom of Madness.

For their 2021/22 shows they are joined by vocalist Mark Pascall, best known for his work with Cats in Space and Departed, bassist Brian Badhams (Bernie Marsden’s Alaska, Steve Gibbons Band) and guitarist Alan Bell.

One of the UK’s finest exponents of melodic rock music, Magnum achieved high album and singles chart positions in both the UK and Europe and gained a reputation as one of the UK most captivating live bands.

This reunion of former members of one the UK’s most revered melodic rock bands to perform music that has touched the hearts of several generations of music fans has been met with the highest acclaim from both music critics and audiences alike.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Kingdom of Madness website
@KOMclassMagnum
@nordenfarm

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The Vinyl Frontier - Sad/Happy

Jeff Lloyd needs audience help to create two playlists - one Happy, one Sad.

Studio
£10

Vinyl Frontier's website
@VinylFrontier
@nordenfarm

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Maidenhead Drama Festival

An exciting festival of one-act plays from local youth and adult groups.

Courtyard Theatre
£10 | £9 conc

Maidenhead Drama Festival's website

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What's Love Got To Do With It? (12A)

Dir: Kapur Shekhar | 109 mins

Documentary maker Zoe is looking for love. Her dating apps deliver an endless stream of Mr Wrongs, much to her eccentric mother’s dismay.

Zoe’s childhood friend Kaz believes that the answer is an arranged (or – as he says – assisted’) marriage to a bright and beautiful bride from Pakistan.

Zoe decides to make a film about Kaz and his bride to be. She records his hopeful journey from London to Lahore to marry a stranger. Zoe begins to wonder if she might have something to learn from a profoundly different approach to finding love.

Stars Lily James, Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi, Sajal Aly, Asim Chaudhry and Emma Thompson.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

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

Bring Baby Screening
The screening on Fri 24 Mar 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.

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Papa Truck

The 5 piece band play original home grown Bluegrass straight out of the Chiltern Valley... High Wycombe...

The band started out in 2005 and soon became a strong vocal harmony band focused on writing their own take on bluegrass.

They have recorded 4 albums of original material including their most recent album By Your Side.

Expect a perfect blend of great song writing, vocal harmonies and strong musicianship.

Studio
£15

Papa Truck website
@PapaTruck
@nordenfarm

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