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Big Dog, Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga (online)

Led by Carly Brown

A class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Learn yoga postures, a gentle bedtime yoga sequence, meditations based on popular fairy tales and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience needed.

You will need one yoga mat (per pair) and one blanket each.

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

Sunday 12 Jul and 16 Aug
10am – 10.45am
£12 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)
Booking cut off time: 4pm on the Friday before each class

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Youth Theatre H (online)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones

This term the Norden Farm Youth Theatre goes online. Our new Youth Theatre Director, Karen has devised a programme of exhilarating sessions for every group.

The end of term will conclude with an online sharing for each group, that parents and carers will be invited to.

I’m In Quarantine… Get Me Out Of Here!

It’s a jungle out there…that’s why we are staying at home, and doing drama! This term we will develop our characterisation and improvisation techniques using the 'I’m a Celebrity…' formula as a stimulus. What sort of characters will enter our camp for the weeks ahead? Who will fall out with who, and why? Will they receive video messages from family members at home? Will your character be brave enough to face the weekly Dramatucker Trials or go head to head with another in a Dingo Drama Challenge? You’ll decide!

Sun 10 May - 19 Jul (exc 31 May)
4pm - 5pm
£67 per 10 week term
School Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
Booking cut off time: Fri 8 May 4pm

If Norden Farm is permitted to re-open during this term, the sessions will return to The Farm and be delivered live.

  •  12 Jul
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Little Wrigglers (online)

Led by Bethany Hearn.

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class – from the comfort of your own home!

Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

Mon 4 May - 1 Jun (exc 25 May), 8 Jun - 29 Jun and 6 Jul - 20 Jul
10.15am – 11am
£5 per class or £18 per 4 week term / £13.50 for the 3 week term
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

We want everyone to be safe while dancing at home so please ensure that all children are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear and that you have suitable space to move in and have cleared the space of any potential hazards.

This session should be fun for you and your little ones, please support where necessary and ensure that children are always supervised during the class.

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Creative Arts Social Club (online)

Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.

Our sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now - goes online!

Professional artist Amelia Pimlott leads this creative community with visual artist Caroline Crawford. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence, and meet new people!

5-week blocks run via Zoom with additional ideas for activities to do during the week.

Mon 13 Jul - 10 Aug, Mon 17 Aug - 21 Sept, Mon 5 Oct - 2 Nov and Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list will be supplied)


Mon 13 Jul - 10 Aug: Natural World 1

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using the theme of the natural world, we will use collage and decoupage techniques for a variety of 2d and 3d projects including producing a landscape inspired by Turner and creating designs for more decorative household items.


Mon 17 Aug - 21 Sept: Natural World 2

Led by Caroline Crawford

Continuing with the theme of the Natural World we will explore a range of different painting mark making and printing techniques using a combination of paints, papers, ink and things that can found around the house.

  •  13 Jul
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Ballet Beats (online)

Led by Abbi Lewin.

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills – from the comfort of your own home!

Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Suitable for ages 2 - 4 years.

Tues 5 May - 2 Jun, 9 Jun - 30 Jun, 7 Jul - 28 Jul
10.45am – 11.15am
£5 per class or £18 per 4 week term
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

We want everyone to be safe while dancing at home so please ensure that all children are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear and that you have suitable space to move in and have cleared the space of any potential hazards.

This session should be fun for you and your little ones, please support where necessary and ensure that children are always supervised during the class.

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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.

Tues 30 Jun - 21 Jul
11am - 12pm
£8 per class or £28 per 4 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

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Magic & Storytelling with Patrick Ashe (online)

Enjoy interactive stories online via Zoom - with an added magical twist!

Alongside the stories, Patrick will show you how the magic works and teach a trick or two. But because Patrick is in the magic circle you must promise to keep the secrets!

Tuesday 7 July - The Gruffalo

Props you will need:
Colouring pens / crayons (if not, just a pen or pencil is fine)

Keep an eye out for details about each week's stories and what you'll need for each trick!

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

This session will be fun for you and your little ones, please support where necessary and ensure that children are always supervised during the class.

Tues 5 May - 18 Aug
1.30pm - 2pm
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

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Yoga for Beginners (online)

Led by Julie Potter

Feeling the need to wind down and relax, have a little bit of time to yourself? Come along and enjoy some yoga and relaxation with Julie. Practice gentle spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, basic yogic breathing techniques and guided meditations.

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

17 Jun - 8 Jul, 15 July - 12 Aug (exc 29 Jul)
11am – 12.15pm
£10 per class | £28 per 4 week online course
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Youth Theatre A (online)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones

This term the Norden Farm Youth Theatre goes online. Our new Youth Theatre Director, Karen has devised a programme of exhilarating sessions for every group.

The end of term will conclude with an online sharing for each group, that parents and carers will be invited to.

Drama Zoomers

No one needs to feel isolated and bored when we can get together to play drama games with friends, improvise scenes, invent characters, act silly and have fun! Join Karen for an hour of drama each week and escape your house through your imagination!

Wed 6 May - 15 Jul (exc 27 May)
4pm - 5pm
£67 per 10 week term
School Years 2, 3 and 4
Booking cut off time: Wed 6 May 12pm

If Norden Farm is permitted to re-open during this term, the sessions will return to The Farm and be delivered live.

  •  15 Jul
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Youth Theatre B (online)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones

This term the Norden Farm Youth Theatre goes online. Our new Youth Theatre Director, Karen has devised a programme of exhilarating sessions for every group.

The end of term will conclude with an online sharing for each group, that parents and carers will be invited to.

Home is Where the Drama Is

Get ready to lift up your lockdown through Drama! Using things from around our homes, we will explore how we can create props, characters, locations and stories using a minimum of things and a ton of imagination. Each week we will transport ourselves to another location and meet a whole host of characters of our own creation.

Wed 6 May - 15 Jul (exc 27 May)
5.30pm - 6.30pm
£67 per 10 week term
School Years 5 and 6

If Norden Farm is permitted to re-open during this term, the sessions will return to The Farm and be delivered live.

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Youth Theatre Academy (online)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones

This term the Norden Farm Youth Theatre goes online. Our new Youth Theatre Director, Karen has devised a programme of exhilarating sessions for every group.

The end of term will conclude with an online sharing for each group, that parents and carers will be invited to.

Don’t Forget The Soap!

With the nation's hand washing on the up and soap opera filming at a standstill, this term will be about creating our very own Lockdown Soap Opera. We’ll practically explore the genre of continuous drama (TV soaps), focusing on learning screen acting and some writing techniques along the way. Furthering our understanding of how to bring engaging and believable characters to life, we will discover how to hook an audience through dramatic storylines but keep the truth of the characters we create on screen.


Wed 6 May - 15 Jul (exc 27 May)
7pm - 8pm
£67 per 10 week term
School Year 12
Booking cut off time: Wed 6 May 12pm

If Norden Farm is permitted to re-open during this term, the sessions will return to The Farm and be delivered live.

  •  15 Jul
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Acoustic Guitar (online) - 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? These are fun and informative online lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.


Wed 6 May - 3 Jun, 10 Jun - 8 Jul, 15 Jul - 12 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week online course

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Acoustic Guitar (online) - Beginners (Wed)

Led by Richard Lee

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

Wed 6 May - 3 Jun, 10 Jun - 8 Jul, 15 Jul - 12 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

  •  15 Jul SOLD OUT
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Zumba (online)

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!

Thur 23 Apr – 9 July
10am – 11am
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Calligraphy - Carolingian Script (online)

Led by Stuart Maxwell

On this 5 week course you will learn the lettering strokes for the English Carolingian hand, and explore its importance and influence on subsequent hands.

Thursday 2 - 30 July
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£50 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years.
Booking cut off time: Thursday 2 July 9am
Find the materials list through the download further down the page.

About Carolingian Script

A pivotal script of great importance, Carolingian was developed during the late eighth century at Charlemagne’s scriptorium (Charles the Great, King of the Franks) in Tours, France.

It forms the basis for our modern minuscule characters, and has a round cursive flowing quality that makes it easy to read. This was one reason for its popularity throughout Europe, although a late arrival in England.

The style later gave way to the cursive Black Letter and more compressed Gothic script, but was then rediscovered in the fifteenth century by Poggio and Noccoli, from which developed the italic hands.

When reviving the calligraphy arts and crafts at the start of the 20th Century, Edward Johnston based his Foundation Hand on a tenth Century example of an Anglicised version of the script known as English Caroline Minuscule. The example chosen was the Ramsey Psalter, believed to have been written by scribes at Winchester and dating from 966.

  •  16 Jul
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Youth Theatre C (online)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones

This term the Norden Farm Youth Theatre goes online. Our new Youth Theatre Director, Karen has devised a programme of exhilarating sessions for every group.

The end of term will conclude with an online sharing for each group, that parents and carers will be invited to.

I’m In Quarantine… Get Me Out Of Here!

It’s a jungle out there…that’s why we are staying at home, and doing drama! This term we will develop our characterisation and improvisation techniques using the 'I’m a Celebrity…' formula as a stimulus. What sort of characters will enter our camp for the weeks ahead? Who will fall out with who, and why? Will they receive video messages from family members at home? Will your character be brave enough to face the weekly Dramatucker Trials or go head to head with another in a Dingo Drama Challenge? You’ll decide!


Thur 7 May - 16 Jul (exc 28 May)
4pm - 5pm
£67 per 10 week term
School Years 7, 8 and 9
Booking cut off time: Thur 6 May 12pm


If Norden Farm is permitted to re-open during this term, the sessions will return to The Farm and be delivered live.

  •  16 Jul
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Youth Theatre F (online)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones

This term the Norden Farm Youth Theatre goes online. Our new Youth Theatre Director, Karen has devised a programme of exhilarating sessions for every group.

The end of term will conclude with an online sharing for each group, that parents and carers will be invited to.

I’m In Quarantine… Get Me Out Of Here!

It’s a jungle out there…that’s why we are staying at home, and doing drama! This term we will develop our characterisation and improvisation techniques using the 'I’m a Celebrity…' formula as a stimulus. What sort of characters will enter our camp for the weeks ahead? Who will fall out with who, and why? Will they receive video messages from family members at home? Will your character be brave enough to face the weekly Dramatucker Trials or go head to head with another in a Dingo Drama Challenge? You’ll decide!

Thur 7 May - 16 Jul (exc 28 May)
5.30pm - 6.30pm
£67 per 10 week term
School Years 8, 9, 10 and 11
Booking cut off time: Thur 7 May 12pm

If Norden Farm is permitted to re-open during this term, the sessions will return to The Farm and be delivered live.

  •  16 Jul
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Acoustic Guitar (online) - Beginners (Thurs)

Led by Richard Lee

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

Thur 7 May - 4 Jun, Thur 11 Jun - 9 Jul, Thur 16 Jul - 13 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

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St John’s Ensemble plays Mozart (livestream)

A live streamed event from Norden Farm.

John Cook (clarinet)
Ron Colyer (violin)
Susan Black (viola)
Paul Cox (cello)
Nigel Wilkinson (piano)
with Miriam Allan (soprano)

Violin Sonata in E flat, K.302
Der Zauberer; An Chloe: Abendemfindung an Laura
Trio in E flat, K.498 (Kegelstatt)
Violin Sonata in E minor, K.304
Exsultate jubilate, K.165
Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478

St John’s Ensemble is delighted to resume performances at Norden Farm with a programme of much loved works by Mozart, including the effortlessly lyrical Kegelstatt Trio featuring clarinet and viola, and the dramatic and intense G minor Piano Quartet. Leading early music specialist Miriam Allan makes a welcome return to Norden Farm, (she last appeared here as Queen of the Night in Magic Flute in 2017).

The programme will be introduced from the stage by the performers.

Live streamed via the Norden Farm website
£15 per household
Booking cut off time: Thursday 16 July 5pm

Running time approximately 45 minutes, 10 minute interval, 45 minutes

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Acoustic Guitar (online) - Intermediate (Thurs)

Led by Richard Lee

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

Thur 7 May - 4 Jun, Thur 11 Jun - 9 Jul, Thur 16 Jul - 13 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

  •  16 Jul SOLD OUT
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Digi Den (online)

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club!

Reconnect with the Digi Den community via weekly Zoom workshops. Share your creativity, explore music and film editing!

You will need: Paper to draw or write on and any pencils, pens or art supplies you may like to use. The project will adapt to incorporate any other supplies individuals may have.

Suitable for School Years 7 - 13.

Fri 15 May - 24 Jul (exc 29 May)
5.15pm - 6.45pm
£80 per 10 week term
Please contact our Box Office team on 01628 788997 if you are interested in joining the term.

  •  17 Jul

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2 days ago A message from our Chief Executive and Artistic Director Jane Corry following yesterday's announcement. https://t.co/mF5kraShQo

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