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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

Summer
Sat 4 May - 22 Jun (8 weeks)
Please note that Sarah Norman will be covering the class on Sat 10 May and Lindi Bilgorri will be covering the class on 8 Jun

Sat 29 Jun - 17 Aug (8 weeks)
Please note that Lindi Bilgorri will be covering the class on 29 Jun

£12.50 per session | £84 for 8 week course and £73.50 for 7 week course

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

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Pottery - Terracotta Wine Cooler

Led by Helen D Evans

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 use hand building techniques such as slab building and / or coiling to make a Terracotta Wine Cooler.

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

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Your work will not be glazed as the un-glazed porous terracotta makes it perfect for cooling via evaporation. Soak for 20 mins, empty out the remaining water and place your chilled bottle of wine in the cooler.

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

The class will run from 11-4pm. A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the workshop.

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

Sat 1 June
11am - 4pm

£70

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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!

Summer
Sat 4 May - 17 Aug

11.30am – 12.30pm
£7 per class | £30 for 5 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please note that the session on Saturday 8 June will be led by Carla Lkech

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Norden Farm Market

Visiting the market is the perfect way to spend your weekend.

Shop for unusual, handmade, delicious items and then take in a film or recline with a coffee in our Café Bar where there are plenty of books and games to keep little ones happy.

Free Entry

Outdoor Markets Sat 1 Jun 12pm - 4pm

Norden Farm Night Markets Sat 3 Aug 6pm - 9pm

Dogs are welcome at the outdoor markets.

Sat 1 Jun Stallholders include: Punjabi Kitchen The Cookery School, Colourology, Plum and Peach Store, Jacqueline's Silver Jewellery, Crafty Sisters, Los Origenes, Box Patch Bunnies, Zoe's Cookie Corner, Tinasbox, S&L Pamper, Woodaxed, KaNa Homecooked, Little Bee Crafts, The Craft Workshop and Dizzy Whips.


If you would like to enquire about a stall at one of our upcoming markets, please email our House Manager Kym OBrien at kym.obrien@nordenfarm.org


  •   1 Jun FREE
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Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)

Dir: Mike Mitchell, Stephanie Stine 2023 | 94 mins

Jack Black returns to his role as Po - the world’s most unlikely kung fu master. Enjoy a hilarious, butt-kicking new chapter in this beloved action-comedy series.

Relaxed screenings
All of our screenings of Kung Fu Panda 4 are 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.

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

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Purple Zeppelin

The Ultimate Rock Tribute Show!

As featured in the BBC TV documentary The Joy of the Guitar Riff, Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin together on the same bill for the very first time!

Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the original bands live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians. In a full on two and a half hour show complete with costume changes for each band, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically the best bits of all time!

Purple Zeppelin are four talented and versatile musicians with decades of playing between them, comprising thousands of sessions and gigs both in the UK and overseas, selling out venues up and down the country. The band are genuine admirers of both Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and with the accent firmly on entertainment, this show promises to be a night not to be missed, complete with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck Guitar and Theremin, and a very special Violin Bow Solo! Come and experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerising show!

Courtyard Theatre
£21

Purple Zeppelin's Website.

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Pilates - Mixed Abilities

Led by Zoe Brennan

Suitable for all abilities, Zoe’s class will help anyone wishing to improve their flexibility, alignment, co-ordination, posture, balance and breathing and will focus on stabilising and strengthening your core.

Zoe will adapt exercises to suit your individual needs and mobility. At the end of the class we will take a few minutes to relax and unwind with some mindfulness.

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Spring
Drop in: 16 Apr and 23 Apr

Summer
30 Apr - 11 Jun, exc 28 May (6 weeks)
18 Jun - 16 Jul (5 weeks)
Drop in: 6 Aug and 13 Aug

11am - 12pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course.

Suitable for 18+ years.

Other classes include:
Pilates - Beginners
Pilates - Intermediate

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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
Drop in: 16 Apr and 23 Apr

Summer
30 Apr - 11 Jun, exc 28 May (6 weeks)
18 Jun - 16 Jul (5 weeks)
Drop in: 6 Aug and 13 Aug

12:15pm - 1.15pm
£12 per class | £50 for 5 weeks

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Other classes include:
Pilates - Beginners
Pilates - Mixed Abilities

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Still Life with Flowers: Watercolour or Acrylic

Led by Jo Hall

Tap into the abundance of spring and summer flowers and create vibrant or more harmonious compositions each week where colour is as important as the objects.

Several techniques will be demonstrated including layering colours, wax resist and adding texture. At the first session we will create a harmonious composition where blue/violet predominates so you are invited to bring your own blue or purple/blue/white flowers and a small glass jar or blue container for them. Some objects or photo reference will also be provided by the tutor.

Please bring your own materials as detailed below:
Paper suitable for watercolour or acrylic, paints, brushes, palette, drawing board, table easel or block of wood to angle your paper, masking tape or clips to attach paper, water pots, paper towel.

Please bring a small sketchbook or cartridge paper for colour notes and composition planning.

Tues 30 Apr - Tues 4 Jun (6 weeks)
12.30pm - 3.30pm

£126 for a 6 week course

  •   4 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
Drop in: 16 Apr and 23 Apr

Summer
30 Apr - 11 Jun, exc 28 May (6 weeks)
18 Jun - 16 Jul (5 weeks)
Drop in: 6 Aug and 13 Aug

1.30pm - 2.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

Other classes include:
Pilates - Mixed Abilities
Pilates - Intermediate

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Crafternoons

Led by Creative Eye.

From January 2024 Norden Farm are delighted to extend our Crafternoon sessions to Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons!

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.

Summer Season

Tues 28 May and Wed 29 May Tie-Dye Socks
Tues 4 Jun and Wed 5 Jun Fruit Coasters
Tues 11 Jun and Wed 12 Jun Peg Doll Decor
Tues 18 Jun and Wed 19 Jun Recycled Paper Beads
Tues 25 Jun and Wed 26 Jun Polymer Clay Food Keyrings
Tues 2 Jul and Wed 3 Jul Decoupage Trinket Boxes
Tues 9 Jul and Wed 10 Jul Plant Pot Bird Feeders
Tues 16 Jul and Wed 17 Jul Dictionary Page Art
Tues 23 Jul and Wed 24 Jul No Session
Tues 30 Jul and Wed 31 Jul Yarn/Ribbon Wall Hanging
Tues 6 Aug and Wed 7 Aug Rock Painting
Tues 13 Aug and Wed 14 Aug Postage Stamp Art

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

Local transport can be provided as part of the ticket price for those attending on a Wednesday.

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

Suitable for ages 60+ years.

2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Seann Wilkinson

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!

Summer
16 Apr - 23 Jul, exc 28 May (14 weeks)
7.30pm – 9pm
£11 per session | £140 per 14 week term

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Back To Black (15)

Dir: Sam Taylor-Johnson 2024 | 122 mins

Drama Back to Black tells the extraordinary tale of iconic star Amy Winehouse.

Painting a vivid, vibrant picture of the Camden streets she called home and capturing the struggles of global fame. The film honours Amy's artistry, wit, and honesty, as well as trying to understand her demons. An unflinching look at the modern celebrity machine and a powerful tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent.

£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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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.

Please bring a blanket, a yoga / Pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing

Summer
Wed 1 May - 5 Jun (6 weeks)
Wed 12 Jun - 10 Jul (5 weeks)
Wed 17 Jul - 14 Aug (5 weeks)
11am - 12.15pm
£12 per session | £45 per 5 week course | £54 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

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Studio Art Sessions

Led by Sue Bridge

These sessions are suitable for those with some prior experience of drawing and painting (either previous study or art course participation).

As with the preceding course 'Transform your Sketchpad' these 3 hour studio sessions will be wide ranging both in terms of media and subject matter. Over the duration of the course you will gain experience in a range of media, acrylic/watercolour, pen and ink and collage. Some sessions will be one off activities other topics may spread over a couple of weeks.

Students to provide their own materials.

Tue 7 May, Wed 15 May, Wed 22 May, Wed 29 May & Wed 5 June (5 weeks)
Wed 19 June - 24 Jul (6 weeks)
11am - 2pm

£150 per 6 week course | £125 per 5 week course

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Baby Signing

Led by Funky Monkeys

Have you ever wondered what your baby is thinking or feeling? Would it help if they could communicate those thoughts and feelings to you?

Sign & Rhyme teaches parents/carers and their little ones, simple sign language that enables them to communicate before speech takes over. Just like waving and clapping, your baby can learn to tell you when they’re hungry, in pain or just that they’ve seen a dog! This is empowering to them and hugely rewarding for you! In most cases babies who sign learn to talk sooner than their non-signing peers.

Signs are used in class, like actions, to accompany songs and nursery rhymes and with an array of props, puppets, instruments and the use of disco lights, bubbles and parachutes to enhance the sensory experience and make learning more fun.

There's also:
* Free on-site parking
* Café (open all day)
* Baby changing facilities

Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 18 months

Summer
Wed 1 May - 14 Aug, exc 31 Jul
1.45pm - 2.30pm

£7.50 for 1 Adult and 1 Child | £4.50 for additional siblings

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Junior)

Led by Emma Duncan.

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 school years 2 - 6.

'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


Summer
Wed 17 Apr - 24 Jul, exc 29 May (14 weeks)
5pm - 6pm
£140

Junior Youth Theatre Booking Form

'The youth theatre is one of the best drama clubs, everyone is so friendly and we do amazing games' Junior Youth Theatre Student

'We have absolutely loved the drama classes, we have seen a tremendous improvement with our daughter's confidence, she enjoys the sessions as there is a mixture of techniques and games and has made friends along the way! Emma is great at adapting the lessons and I have only seen improvements, we Look forward to the end of summer show combined with the senior class!!! Love Norden Farm as the venue!' Junior Youth Theatre Parent

'This is my daughter’s first experience of a drama club - and it has been such a positive, confidence-boosting, creative experience for her. I particularly love that there is no pressure on the children - there is plenty of time and practice to get ready for the end of season Sharing Session, and the level of performance is just enough to stretch them, without making them worry. It’s pure joy and excitement! You can see how far the group has progressed from term to term - they are becoming a very confident and capable group of Thespians!' Junior Youth Theatre Parent

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Emma Duncan.

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 school years 7 - 12.

'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

Summer
Wed 17 Apr - 24 Jul, exc 29 May (14 weeks)
6.05pm - 7.30pm
£175

Senior Youth Theatre Booking Form

'Drama has upped my confidence remarkably and I’m getting better every time, it’s my favourite club and I look forward to it each week' Senior Youth Theatre Student

'The youth theatre is one of the best dramas clubs ever, we can express ourselves' Senior Youth Theatre Student

'The instructor is very supportive and everyone is very respectful' Senior Youth Theatre Student

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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


Summer
Wed 8 May, 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 7 Aug
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

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Civil War (15)

Dir: Alex Garland 2023 | 109 mins

An adrenaline-fuelled thrill ride through a near-future fractured America balanced on the razors edge.

Starring Kristin Dunst, Cailee Spaeny, Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jesse Plemons and Nick Offerman.

'The British writer-director’s searing drama of reporters in the line of fire strips away political context to focus on the terrible, self-perpetuating nature of war' ★★★★ 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.

Open Captioned Screening  
The screening on Fri 7 Jun 1.30pm is an Open Captioned Screening. These screenings provide a transcription of the audio from a film. Captions are displayed at the bottom of the cinema screen along with the dialogue from the film. 

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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!

Summer
Thur 2 May - 1 Aug

11.30am – 12.30pm

£7 per class | £30 for 5 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please note that the sessions on Thursday 25 April and Thursday 2 May will be led by Carla Lkech

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Showstopper Tots

Led by Mairi Cowieson

Musical Theatre themed music and movement classes for ages 2 -5 years. Younger siblings are welcome. Under 6 months free.

Join us for our fabulous Mary Poppins themed term, it promises to be Supercalifragilisticexialidocious!

So Let's Go Fly a Kite and Step in Time over the rooftops. The classes take the children on an adventure, exploring the music and story of Mary Poppins, learning a dance to help with their coordination, singing songs and playing drama games to help with their confidence and ending each class with our mini theatre and story song, written especially for ShowstopperUK, by fabulous West End composers.

This story song is added to each week to enhance their engagement and concentration skills. It's also fun for the parents/carers who attend with their little ones.

Age guidance 2-5 years.

Summer
Thur 2 May - 13 Jun, excludes 30 May (6 weeks)
1.30pm - 2.15pm

£48 (1 adult and 1 child) per 6 week course
Siblings (aged 6 months +) £28.80 per 6 week course

£8 (1 adult and 1 child) drop in
Siblings (aged 6 months +) £4.80 drop in

Siblings under 6 months free

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Bollybhangra Dance Fit

Led by Nanda Sharma

Welcome to Bollybhangra Dance Fitness Party sessions! Nanda teaches her original choreographies to top hits from Bollywood, Bhangra, Belly dance and also other international music and dance rhythms.

The joyful music and movements encourage us to open our hearts and minds to possibilities, improve wellbeing and body-confidence and encourage us to embrace our individuality.

Enjoy the benefits of dance on flexibility and balance, health and fitness, and mood, memory, in a fun and friendly environment, at your own pace- no pressure. Beginners welcome.

Every class feels like a party and your place awaits! Dress up or dress down, some colour, sequins and a jingly bellydance scarf will add to your experience!
Bring water, a towel, wear dance sneakers or trainers.

Spring
Thur 21 Mar - 25 Apr, exc 11 Apr (5 weeks)
6.30pm - 7.30pm

£11 per session or £45 for 5 week course

Summer
Thur 2 May - 6 Jun (6 weeks)
Thur 20 Jun - 25 Jul (6 weeks)

£11 per session or £54 for 6 week course

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Suntou Susso

Multi instrumentalist, Kora Master, producer, composer, teacher and song-writer.

Suntou Susso is a multi-instrumentalist: kora player, percussionist, singer and composer from The Gambia. Born a Griot in the 700-year old tradition of the kora-a harp-lute with 22 strings unique to the Mandinka people. As part of this incredible musical tradition Suntou has a unique societal role as oral historian whilst transmitting and preserving a people's culture through the generations in song, music and poetry.

Suntou's family includes some of the world's most highly respected West African musicians. His musical abilities are outstanding, perhaps unique for his generation. An in-demand and charismatic performer, he attracted attention as soon as he arrived on the UK music scene.

As well as sell-out tours with his full band, Suntou is much in demand for his incredible solo shows which have included The Nest Collective Campfire Club, How the Light Gets In, Greenbelt Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival and Sofar Sounds.

His debut album, Kanèfonyo (Never Give Up) has been a massive hit, clocking up tens of thousands of plays on Spotify and receiving rave reviews.

In The Gambia, Suntou has a huge fan base and has released successful singles and music videos. These continue to receive daily exposure on national TV and radio.

Suntou also runs fun and engaging drumming and kora workshops in schools, colleges and universities to pass his rich culture and knowledge on to the next generation, for example Project African Experience for Black History Month.

‘Suntou Susso’s music brings nothing but good vibes as it combines the rich, traditional sound of his West-African Mandinka culture with Afro funk and soul’ Songlines ★★★★

‘Extraordinary…enjoyable…mesmerised by the shimmering sounds’ The Live Room, Saltaire

Studio
£16

Suntou's website

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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.

Please bring a blanket, a yoga / Pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Spring
Fri 22 Mar - 26 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)

Summer
Fri 3 May - 31 May (5 weeks)
Fri 7 Jun - 12 Jul, exc 28 Jun (5 weeks)
Fri 19 Jul - 16 Aug, exc 9 Aug (4 weeks)

11am - 12.15pm
£12 per session | or £45 per 5 week course | or £36 per 4 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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Funky Monkeys

An energetic and creative music and movement class for babies and children under 5.

This fun and funky session uses lights, puppets, parachute, instruments and music to get your little ones moving!

Suitable for ages 9 months - 5 years.

Summer
3 May - 2 Aug, exc 31 May, 28 Jun, 2 Aug
11am - 11.45am

£7.50 | Siblings (18 months +) £4.50 | £26 for 4 sessions a term (this offer doesn't include the sibling ticket)

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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Pottery - Explore Press Moulds

Led by Helen D Evans

This 5 week course is for people with all abilities.

Whether you want to come and give Pottery a try or if you have some experience of working with clay, you may want to use the time to work on your own projects based on using and exploring Press Moulds.

The intention is to spend the first two weeks using coils, stamps and carving with ready made and found moulds.
The third week will be using moulds to make modified work
The fourth week - time for you to experiment.
The final week will be spent glazing. This session will be slightly longer to give you time to finesse your pieces. (3hrs)

Your work will then be fired off-site and then ready to collect from Norden Farm.
The price includes: Clay, use of tools, Underglazes, a selection glazes and 2 x firing of your work.

All work will be fired to Earthenware.

You may want to bring with you:
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils
A cloth to wipe your hands on
An apron
Any clay tools you may have.

After the course.
Helen will notify you regarding the collection of your work which usually takes between 4-6 weeks

Fri 31 May - Fri 28 June (5 weeks)
11am - 1pm (except 28 June 11am - 2pm)

£120

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Bring Baby Choir

Singing is a great way to relieve stress and promote well-being.

Meet new people and take some time for you in this new acappella choir for mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their babies!

It is a baby friendly class, created especially so you can bring the baby you care for. Grown ups are in a semi circle (with room for your buggy next to you) and babies can sit, crawl or play on the blanket in front of you.

These uplifting classes are led by conductor/composer (and mum) Marta Radwan. There's no auditions, no singing experience is needed and you don't need to have a 'good voice' - just an openness to have a go! You'll be sure to know the songs and there will even be some which include your little one.

There's also:
* Free on-site parking
* Café (open all day)
* Baby changing facilities

Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 18 months

Drop in sessions Fri 19 Apr and 26 Apr
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Summer
Fri 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Fri 14 Jun - 19 Jul, exc 28 Jun (5 weeks)


Please note that the session on Fri 17 May will be covered by Zoe Hatch.

£10 per session | £48 for 6 weeks | £40 for 5 week course

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Daytime Sound Bath

Led by Janette Moy

Sound Baths are deeply relaxing, anyone can join in. Lay down, cosy and Janette 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.

We also run evening Sound Bath classes, click here to find out more.


Summer
10 May, 7 Jun, 12 Jul

1pm - 2pm
£15 per session
Suitable for 18+ years

Please note, to prevent disruption to the class, latecomers may not be admitted.

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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.

Summer
Fri 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Fri 4 Jun - 19 Jul, exc 28 Jun (5 weeks)

Please note that the session on Fri 17 May will be covered by Zoe Hatch.

2pm - 3.30pm

£12 per session | £60 for 6 week course | £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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Kirtan

Led by Janette Moy

Kirtan is the practice of gathering together to chant universal mantras. It is the Yoga of Sound, the repetition of the mantras allows us to experience a meditative state. The mantras help relax the mind and re-energise the body/mind as well as release stress/ worries. It is uplifting and healing.

Anyone can join in, you do not have to be able to sing to chant, each of us has a unique primal sound to express and all our voices blend together into one sound. You can sit on the floor or a chair if you need support, you can also stand, move or lay down if you want.

Please bring a cushion or blanket rolled up to sit on. You might like to bring a shawl or blanket around you (not essential, just cosy). If you require a chair please arrive early to give time to organise this. Bring water to drink.

I look forward to sharing these medicinal mantras with you.

Summer
7 Jun and 14 Aug
6.30pm - 7.30pm

£13 per session

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Paint & Sip with Lauren

Led by Lauren Hawkins

Indulge your creativity and embrace your inner artist at our paint and sip evenings this summer!

Feel empowered and join Lauren for a series of themed sessions designed to celebrate strength, beauty and bold confidence.

Whether you're a seasoned artist or picking up a paintbrush for the first time, our welcoming atmosphere invites you to explore your creativity in an intimate setting. Come let loose, have a drink and get inspired with us!

All materials provided.

Acrylic paints will be used and can often stain clothes so please wear clothes with this in mind.

18 + years

Friday 10th May - Goddesses Unveiled: Capturing the Female Form
Friday 7th June - Stand Tall, Stand Out: Expressing Your Inner Flamingo
Friday 5th July - Blooming in Adversity: Painting Flowers of Strength
Friday 9th August - Fierce Felines: Embodying the Spirit of Big Cats

7pm - 10pm

£36 (including 1x 175ml wine or 1x pint of beer)
£34 (including 1x soft drink or 1x 0% bottled beer)

To order your drink please show your ticket at the bar when you arrive, ensure you arrive in advance of the class to order your drink as the bar may be busy.

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Rob Tognoni

Rob has opened for the greats - Roy Buchanan, Stevie Ray Vaughan's mentor Lonnie Mack and Joe Walsh from the Eagles. He has also shared stages with Sting, ZZ Top and Bo Diddley.

Rob is originally from Tasmania, Australia and goes under the pseudonym of The Tasmanian Devil.

His style is fiery, energetic, inventive and explosive. His roots are from blues, blues rock and classic rock but also adding many other colours to the palate to give him his sound and uniqueness.

Rob is and energetic and physical performer on stage - not just a musician. Echos of Cream, Hendrix, BB King, AC/DC can be heard woven through his musical fabric.

With 20 albums over the past 22 years to his credit through labels such as Provogue, Dixiefrog, Blues Boulevard coupled with countless, tireless tours.

Rob has represented Australia at the Royal Wedding celebrations of Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark, performed for FIFA World Cup Football in Kaiserslautern, played from maximum security prisons in Australia to Mozart's House in Vienna plus countless other experiences that have honed his skills.

Rob's shows are a true experience not to be missed.

'You have to admire Rob Tognoni's stamina. He is able to sustain a ferocious pace, few could manage it... Perhaps his stamina is the consequence of 30 years conditioning. Perhaps it's natural selection...' Blues In Britain Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Rob’s website

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Salsa

Led by SalsaStyle

Specialising for twenty years in providing individual attention to help you develop dance techniques and grow in confidence. SalsaStyle will ensure everyone feels welcome no matter what level.

Spring
22 Mar - 26 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)

Summer
Fri 3 May - 7 Jun, exc 17 May (5 weeks)
Fri 14 Jun - 19 Jul (6 weeks)
Fri 26 Jul - 16 Aug (4 weeks)

8.15pm - 9.15pm
£12 per session | £50 for 5 weeks | £60 for 6 weeks | £40 for 4 weeks

Don't forget to stay for the Salsa Social from 9.15pm - 10pm: stay after the class for a dance and drink!

Box Office closes at 8pm but online booking is still available.

Click here for more information about SalsaStyle.

Please note that the class on Friday 8 March will be led by Darren and Tara.

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Printing for Collage

Led by Berkshire Printmakers

A relaxing and creative printing and collaging workshop with Berkshire Printmakers.

Be inspired by collage artists Hannah Hoch, Eric Carle or even the surrealists ! Spend an artful day learning to silkscreen print colourful patterns and textures to use in your own collage prints. Berkshire Printmakers will take you through step by step how to silkscreen print using paper stencils. They will then demonstrate how these can incorporated into your own collages.

As well as bringing a kaleidoscope of water based inks, 30 plain and patterned screens, they will have a selection of papers t print on and magazines to incorporate into your own work. Feel free to also bring your own papers, quotations, inspiration and resource pictures to inspire your collage.

Dress for mess

Sat 8 June
11am - 4pm

£80

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All England Theatre Festival - The Final (2.30pm)

Following six months of preliminary, quarter and semi-final rounds across the country, the competition culminates in a Grand Final in which the four ‘Area’ Champions compete for the title of ‘English Champion’.

Four very different one-act plays over the two sessions, with comments from a professional adjudicator.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 for one session | £25 for both

Plus - £13.50 for buffet supper between performances from 5.30pm – exact options to be confirmed. Must be booked in advance.

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All England Theatre Festival - The Final (7pm)

Following 6 months of preliminary, quarter and semi-final rounds across the country, the competition culminates in a Grand Final in which the four ‘Area’ Champions compete for the title of ‘English Champion’.

Four very different one-act plays over the two sessions, with comments from a professional adjudicator.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 for one session | £25 for both

Plus - £13.50 for buffet supper between performances from 5.30pm – exact options to be confirmed. Must be booked in advance.

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Paul Durham of Black Lab

Paul Durham scored top 10 rock radio hits, sales of 200,000 albums and over 30 million streams with his band Black Lab.

Featured on the soundtracks of Spider-Man, House MD, Pretty Little Liars and other TV shows and movies, Durham is now touring solo acoustic, playing small, quiet listening rooms, telling stories and singing Black Lab classics as well as songs from his new solo album.

'I want to give people a new relationship to these songs through their direct connection with me,' he says.

Live, he strips his songs down to their steel-string essence, imbuing them with powerful emotion.

Studio
£30

Paul's website

Insta paulblacklab

Visible

Exhibition by BCA.

Visible is the theme of a group exhibition by students studying the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design & Communication at Berkshire College of Agriculture.

The concept of visible has been explored through a variety of different specialist technical skills, materials and processes to present imaginative, personal and informed outcomes. Disciplines include textiles, animation, illustration, painting and printmaking. The artworks are vibrant, engaging and thought-provoking.

Norden Farm Gallery

Tues 11 Jun - Sat 22 Jun

5pm - 10.30pm

Entry is Free

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Royal Opera House Live: Andrea Chénier

195 minutes (including one interval)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena and Gérard, the man who could destroy him...

Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.

£16

Co-production with China National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing and San Francisco Opera.

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Jim Maving

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.

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

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.


Summer
Tues 30 Apr - 28 May (5 weeks)
Tues 11 Jun - 9 Jul (5 weeks)
Tues 16 Jul - 13 Aug, exc 23 Jul (4 weeks)
7.45pm - 8.45pm

£50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (B)

Led by Jim Maving

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!

Summer
Wed 1 May - 29 May (5 weeks)
Wed 12 Jun - 10 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 17 Jul - 14 Aug, exc 24 Jul (4 weeks)
8.30pm - 9.30pm

£50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 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.

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Sea Glass Jewellery 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.

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).

Thur 13 Jun
11am - 4pm

£80 (plus materials cost to tutor - details above)

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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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (C)

Led by Jim Maving

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!

Summer
Thur 2 May - 30 May (5 weeks)
Thur 13 Jun - 11 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 18 Jul - 15 Aug, exc 25 Jul (4 weeks)
7pm - 8pm

£50 per 5 week course, £40 per 4 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.

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Chicago

BCA College proudly presents Chicago the musical!

In their final BCA performance, our Year 2 Performing and Production arts students are joined by Level 3 Year 1 Performing Arts to travel back in time to the roaring nineteen-twenties.

Aspiring chorus girl Roxie Hart and fading vaudeville star Velma Kelly, who both face trial for murder, compete for the services of dodgy lawyer Billy Flynn - who promises to make them celebrities and win at trial.

Courtyard Theatre
£14

BCA Performing Arts website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Jim Maving

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

Summer
Thur 2 May - 30 May (5 weeks)
Thur 13 Jun - 11 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 18 Jul - 15 Aug, exc 25 Jul (4 weeks)

8.30pm - 9.30pm

£50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week course

Alternative classes include:

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

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.

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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The Teacher's Lounge (12A)

Dir: Ilker Çatak 2024 | 99 mins

German with English subtitles.

A brilliantly observed, Oscar-nominated drama - expertly exploring the fault lines of contemporary society.

Carla Nowak is a dedicated and idealistic new high-school teacher. She seems to have connected with her Year 8 students but something is bubbling underneath the surface. She's thrust into a delicate situation when one of her students is suspected of theft. Not convinced of his guilt, Carla takes matters into her own hands.

As she tries to mediate between students, parents and opinionated colleagues, she is relentlessly confronted with the structures of the school system. Carla is pushed to her limits, and the school becomes a proxy for the cultural and ethical clashes of modern day society.

£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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Sound Bath

Led by Janette Moy

Sound Baths are deeply relaxing, anyone can join in. Lay down, cosy and Janette 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.

We also run daytime Sound Bath classes, click here to find out more.

Spring
19 Apr

Summer
24 May, 14 Jun, 12 Jul, 16 Aug

6.30pm - 7.30pm
£15 per session
Suitable for 18+ years

Please note, to prevent disruption to the class, latecomers may not be admitted.

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The New Radio Ballads - In the Footsteps of Ewan MacColl

Expect to be entertained and enlightened by songs of joy, love, hardship and humour.

A concert of songs and spoken word.

In the 50s and 60s Ewan MacColl along with Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger created the groundbreaking Radio Ballads broadcasts for the BBC Home Service covering a variety of subjects and using an audio documentary format to highlight the experiences of real people weaving the voices of rarely-heard communities with songs written from and about their recorded interviews.

Almost half a century later, in 2006, a new set of Radio Ballads were commissioned by BBC Radio 2 using the same format but this time involving a whole team of stellar musicians, singers and songwriters from the folk/acoustic/roots music scene under the guiding hands and watchful eyes of producer John Leonard and musical director John Tams.

Now three members of that team, Bob Fox, Jez Lowe and Julie Matthews, have put together a selection of songs from the 2006 new Radio Ballads for a concert performance In the Footsteps of Ewan MacColl. All three are consummate engaging performers of meaningful songs and stories and are multi-instrumentalists whose skills have been honed by decades of live touring throughout UK, Europe, Canada, U.S.A, Australia and New Zealand. They have all recorded extensively, worked in collaboration with many of the top folk roots artists and bands as well as having highly successful solo careers and are well loved and respected by audiences and colleagues alike.

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

Bob's website
Jez's website
Julie's website

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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

Spring
Sat 6 Apr

Summer
Sat 15 Jun and Sat 17 Aug

11am – 4pm
£34

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Coldplace

Coldplace - The World's Leading Tribute to Coldplay is a stunning live concert performance, celebrating the music of one of the most successful bands of all time.

The only tribute to have worked for Coldplay, this outstanding band leads you through all your favourite Coldplay hits from the last 20+ years including Yellow, Paradise and A Sky Full of Stars, right through to Higher Power and My Universe from their latest album, Music of the Spheres.

This world class show faithfully recreates the magic of Coldplay's record breaking live tours - featuring lasers, confetti, video screen and the Xyloband LED wristbands that have become synonymous with Coldplay concerts, and truly make the audience part of the show.

'Coldplace are pure quality. Thanks for flying the Coldplay flag' Phil Harvey (Coldplay creative director)

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Coldplace's website

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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
Mon 20 May, 17 Jun, 15 Jul
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £21 for all 3 sessions
Online only

Suitable for ages 18+ years

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Force of Nature

Led by Jo Hall.

Wind, Water, Ice and Fire; use pastel, charcoal and other drawing materials to depict the more dynamic aspects of landscape. We’ll explore; trees devastated by fire; rocks eroded by wind or water, or resulting from volcanic activity and also these same forces in action; heaving seas, windblown trees and fire.

Please bring your own materials as detailed below:
Cartridge paper for charcoal studies, pastel paper,
Charcoal, pastels, putty eraser, sandpaper, craft knife, drawing board, clips or tape to attach paper
Table easel or block to tilt your board, spray fixative to be used outside only, paper towel
Optional; any other drawing media; ink, pastel pencil etc.

Tues 18 Jun - 23 Jul
12.30pm - 3.30pm

£126 for a 6 week course

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Drift (15)

Dir: Anthony Chen 2023 | 93 mins

Jacqueline (Cynthia Erivo), a young refugee, lands alone and penniless on a Greek island, where she tries first to survive and then to cope with her past. While gathering her strength, she begins a friendship with a rootless tour-guide (Alia Shawkat) and together they find the resilience to forge ahead.

Screening to mark Refugee Week 2024.

‘A deceptively simple tale with a lot to say, Drift lingers long, thanks largely to a mesmerising performance from Cynthia Erivo’ ★★★★ Empire

£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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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

Led by Jim Maving

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!

Summer
Wed 1 May - 29 May (5 weeks)
Wed 12 Jun - 10 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 17 Jul - 14 Aug, exc 24 Jul (4 weeks)
7pm - 8pm

£50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 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.

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Challengers (15)

Dir: Luca Guadagnino 2023 | 131 mins

From visionary filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, Challengers stars Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach and a force of nature who makes no apologies for her game on and off the court.

Married to a champion on a losing streak (Mike Faist), Tashi’s strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against the washed-up Patrick (Josh O’Connor) – his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend.

As their pasts and presents collide, and tensions run high, Tashi must ask herself, what will it cost to win.

‘Zendaya leads a thrilling, intoxicating and extravagantly sexy tennis psychodrama’ ★★★★★ Independent

£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 14 Jun 11am 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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Complete Macramé Course

Led by David Beattie

Explore the fun and relaxing craft of Macramé with this two day course.

Starting off with the basics, David from But One String will guide you through the making of a practical plant hanger. Then building on these basics David will introduce more complex knots and techniques to make a beautiful decorative wall hanging.

Suitable for the complete beginner or those with some experience, this workshop is perfect for all skill levels. We provide all the necessary materials, so just bring your creativity and eagerness to learn!

Thur 16 May & 23 May (2 weeks)
Thur 20 Jun & 27 Jun (2 weeks)
Thur 18 Jul & 25 Jul (2 weeks)

11am - 4.30pm

£135 for 2 week course

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Book Club

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

This season our Book Club will be reading

Summer

Thursday 9 May
The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak (368 pages)

Thursday 20 June
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (368 pages)

Thursday 18 July
Trust by Hernan Diaz (416 pages)

Thursday 15 August
Jack by Marilynne Robinson (320 pages)

September
Politics on the Edge by Rory Stewart (464 pages)

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

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Kidnapped (12A)

Dir: Marco Bellocchio 2023 | 134 mins

Italian with English subtitles.

The film follows the true story of how a six-year-old Jewish boy, Edgardo Mortara, was taken by the Catholic Church following claims that he was baptized by the family’s maid as a baby.

While the distraught Mortara family fight to get him back, they find themselves at the epicentre of a wider historical battle between the forces of Catholic authoritarianism and the growing opposition movement.

'A classic in the making' ★★★★★ The Guardian

'Kidnapped is an expertly paced, gorgeously shot and evocative true story of faith, family, and the power of people coming together to right deeply ingrained wrongs' ★★★★★ Empire

£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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St John’s Chamber Orchestra – Concert for Midsummer’s Day

Join us for this special concert featuring two of the most popular of all concertos, played by outstanding soloists from the Royal Academy of Music.

Olwen Miles (violin)
Khrystyna Mykhailichenko (piano)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1
Grieg Piano Concerto

Sicilian-born violinist Olwen Miles plays the Bruch, while the Grieg will be performed by Khrystyna Mykkailichenko, a Ukrainian refugee studying with Joanna MacGregor.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | Under 18s Free

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The Will Gibson Quartet

Will Gibson is a younger Lion on the London jazz scene.

His playing is influenced by the power tenor sax players Mike Brecker, Joe Hendeson, John Coltrane - however there’s as much a softer side to his tone too.

An effortless musical talent and impeccable taste. The music tonight will be a selection of pieces and themes from the 70’s and 80’s and 90’s when jazz dipped its toes in more rocky waters. This is very uplifting heartfelt and emotive music.

What to listen for – Will Gibson’s tone is enchanting, perfectly in tune and tasteful. Also listen to how the drummer frames the musical ideas, with a call and response effect.

Will Gibson (tenor Sax/woodwind)
Alex Hutton (piano/keyboards)
Darren McCarthy (Bass)
Andy Ball (Drums)

Studio
£16

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Architecture in the Landscape using Line and Wash

Led by Jo Hall.

Use line and watercolour wash to depict a building in the landscape; this may be a humble croft or a castle. Bring your own reference or use that supplied by the tutor. There will be plenty of time to practice mark making and texturing with various tools/pens before making a more considered drawing and adding colour. Please bring your own materials and equipment as detailed below.

Materials and equipment:
Watercolours, brushes, water pots, palette
Drawing board, table easel or block to tilt your board, tape to attach paper, paper towel
India ink (preferably waterproof when dry), twig, dip pen (bamboo or metal)
Small natural sponge, old toothbrush
Paper; cartridge paper for exercises in mark making, watercolour paper NOT (cold pressed) or HP (hot pressed) surface for final painting
Some paper will be available from the tutor at cost.

Sat 22 Jun
11am - 4pm
£42

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I’m Every Whitney

Kieshia and her fantastic million dollar band bring an incredible tribute to the late, great, Whitney Houston.

Her number one show is shared up and down the country, and brings Whitney’s greatest hits. From I Wanna Dance with Somebody and So Emotional to Greatest Love of All and I Will Always Love You.

Described as a stunning impersonator of the legendary Whitney Houston…Kieshia is up there with the very best!

Join Kieshia for an evening of fun, laughter and nostalgia as I’m Every Whitney takes you on an unmissable ride to remember the Queen of the Divas.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Please note that the start time is 8pm, not 7.30pm as advertised on the promotional flyers.

I'm Every Whitney's website

Insta imeverywhitneylive
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The Vinyl Frontier: Forgotten Classics

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

You know when you're asked if you can remember a song by an act you've never heard of and reply 'No'. Then it's played and your reaction is 'Oh, yes THAT one!'.

That's our definition of a forgotten classic. 10 participants will present their forgotten classic and the audience decides it's favourite.

Studio
£10

Other Vinyl Frontier events this season include:
Sat 25 May: Legend - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Sat 27 Jul: Singles Championship 2024


The Vinyl Frontier's website

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Brush Lettering

Led by Salina Gatto

Brush lettering is a modern form of calligraphy that can be practiced everyday and even on the go. Just put a brush in your bag and you’re all set.

It is not only a way to make beautiful notes for people to make them feel good but a great way to practice mindfulness.

This workshop includes a personalised take home kit of a notebook, a brush pen and some extra heavyweight paper.

In the 4 hours you have together, you will be tackling exercises of the basic forms of brush calligraphy while being able to add your own personal flairs once you establish the basics.

By the end, you will be able to write your name, self-love quote and or address a letter for someone you love.

Salina is Looking forward to lettering with you all.

Summer
Tue 7 May - 28 May (4 weeks)
Tue 25 Jun - 9 Jul (3 weeks)
Tue 16 Jul - 6 Aug (4 weeks)

7pm - 8.30pm
£100 for 4 week course | £75 for 3 week course

Salina is a designer, art director and illustrator who has a strong love for beautiful lettering and calligraphy. She has worked for clients in the fashion and beauty industry in New York and London. Victoria Secret, TK Maxx, New Look, Sweaty Betty, Soap and Glory, Penhaligons and John Lewis to name a few that are on her roster.

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Summer Recital Series - Elmore String Quartet

Summer Recital Series (1/4)

In association with the Kirckman Concerts

Puccini I Crisantemi
Mozart Quartet in C, K.465 (Dissonance)
Ravel Quartet in F

We are delighted to welcome this young, acclaimed quartet to Norden Farm. They were formed in 2017 at the Royal Northern College of Music, and have been the recipients of various awards, with performances at major venues throughout the UK.

Their unmissable programme opens with a beautiful movement by Puccini, and closes with one of the most magical and thrilling quartets in the repertoire.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s Free

Elmore String Quartet's website

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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Josh Weller and Bella Hull

Josh Weller

Recently hand picked by Fred Armisen to be his opener, Josh Weller is a failed musician turned comedian, viral content maker, comic book author and podcast host. He was born in England, raised in Malaysia and now lives in London.

As seen on ITV2 Stand Up Sketch Show, Weller’s high energy brand of cleverly self-deprecating stand-up landed him on pro bills after just one year on the circuit. In addition to his live comedy work, Josh has developed a loyal fanbase for his viral musical videos and online content, with views in the millions which includes mockumentaries, sketches, professional trolling, animated stand-up comedy shorts, character work, and more. His 2020 mockumentary The U2 Taken Paradox has had over a million views and angered legions of loyal U2 fans. His musical parody videos also have views in the millions on TikTok and Instagram.

He has written for Spitting Image and Alex Edelman’s BBC Radio 4 show Peer Group. He also wrote the jokes on McFly’s guitar plectrums on their 2022 arena tour. His dark comedy graphic novel Die Already was published by CollegeHumor in 2019. In 2020, he
was included in Twitter’s Valentine’s and Valentine’s Campaign, featured globally on billboards. Josh is also a successful broadcaster and presenter, his Dirty Air Formula 1 podcast with Alfie Brown is fast becoming a success. Prior to comedy Weller was signed with Universal Records as a teenager, he went on to tour the world as both a solo artist and the lead singer of popular punk act The Kenneths. He has performed on the Vans Warped Tour and toured with The Offspring, The Descendents, Anti-Flag and Juliette Lewis, has drummed for Ray Davies at the Royal Variety Performance, released a Christmas single with Paloma Faith and has toured with Mumford & Sons, The Maccabees, and more. Black Flag’s Bill Stevenson produced his records.

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

In 2022, Bella brought her debut hour, Babycakes, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and subsequently to London’s Soho Theatre to wide acclaim. She regularly plays to sell-out crowds across the UK and her TV appearances include BBC’s Stand Up for Live Comedy, ITV’s The Stand Up Sketch Show and Comedy Central Live. She also co-hosts the Last Night Ever podcast with Jacob Hawley.

As a writer, Bella is working on a script commission with the BBC and her writing has been featured on BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack, Flux Magazine and she is the advice columnist for Quadra magazine.

Studio
£10

Josh's website

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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 26 Apr
6.30pm - 7.30pm

Summer
Fri 31 May, 28 Jun, 19 Jul, 9 Aug
6.30pm - 7.30pm

£12 per session

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Havisham

A journey into the psyche of Miss Havisham from Great Expectations.

Written and Performed by Award winning actress Heather Alexander.
Direction and Dramaturg by Dominique Gerrard.

If you knew my story, your heart would break too. A cobwebbed tale of heartbreak. This is the story that Dickens left out…

Who was the woman being behind Dickens’ most monstrous female creation? What condemned the hopeful young Miss Havisham to her cruel and fractured fate? Experience her heartbreak as we delve into her childhood trauma and follow her on an intricate journey to a world where she finds herself the leading lady in a drama she can’t comprehend. The gaslighting is subtle, the coercive control slick. Can Miss Havisham escape her twisted karma?

Havisham offers a fresh perspective of Dickens’ greatest work of Gothic characterisation and invites the audience to share poignant moments from her childhood in rural Kent and as a naïve young woman who arrives in London unprepared for the events which gradually consume her.

The story appeals to both fans of Dickens as well as those new to his stories and confronts how the ripples of fate can lead to devastating consequences.

‘Powerful, tense, heart-breaking’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'Gorgeously written and packed with haunting imagery' ★★★★ The Stage

'This is a beautifully crafted piece of theatre, whether you are a fan of Dickens or not. The story stands strong alone' ★★★★★ WEBF

'Heather Alexander expertly mines the horror beneath Dickens’ most Gothic character' ★★★★★ The RECS

'Havisham stands out for its original and skilful narrative craft, as if characters and atmospheres were drawn from the pages of a literary piece, while simultaneously, opening a poignant contemplation on the power of trauma over the psyche and body of its sufferers' ★★★★ Theatre Weekly

‘Intriguing…the story intertwines smoothly…’ ★★★★ Theatre Film and Arts Reviews

‘As ever with Alexander, this is a masterclass in acting’ Fringe Review

Studio
£16 I £14 concessions

Heather's website

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Raíces - Rebeca Ortega

A night of passion, rhythm, and intensity.

This is an unforgettable authentic flamenco performance by Seville's elegant and accomplished dancer Rebeca Ortega. She is joined by the UK's leading flamenco guitarist Ramón Ruiz and accompanied by the deeply soulful voice of Carlos Lobo also from Seville.

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Andalusia, with traditional and modern flamenco artistry.

From the deepest roots of flamenco, this theatrically spun dance show is born from the tradition of flamenco culture, shaped by the luminosity of the alegrías, the depth of the taranto and seguiriya, the rhythms of the tangos and bulerías and the jondura of the soleá and the farruca.

Raíces is a finalist piece in the Madroño Young Dance Creators Contest. In 2023, Rebeca Ortega's company has taken it to stages throughout Europe, as well as to places as far away as China, Gabon, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Rebeca's website

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The Fall Guy (12A)

Dir: David Leitch 2023 | 126 mins

He’s a stuntman - and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights - all for our entertainment.

And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?

Staring Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers, Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt, Winston Duke and Hannah Waddingham.

£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 Sat 29 Jun 11am 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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The Total Who Show

Get ready for two hours of hits and classics by The Who.

Including Won't Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You, Substitute, Can't Explain, The Seeker and I Can See For Miles.

Performed by Johnny Warman's Magic Bus. The band features a line up of top musicians who have performed with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle from the band itself.

They have worked also worked with the likes of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and The Small Faces.

'Well worth checking these guys out. Not to be missed' The Who

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The Total Who Show's website

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Some printed publicity has the incorrect start time - this show starts at 8pm

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