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Big Dog Little Dog Yoga: Taster Sessions

Led by Carly Brown.

Give this unique yoga-based class for parents/carers and their children a try! Connect and bond through movement and breath.

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

Suitable for ages 4 – 7 years, each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Sundays 7 May, 28 May, 11 June, 23 Jul and 27 Aug
10am – 11am
£15 per pair

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Neel Bakhle: I Hear You're Here

Tuesday 16 May – Sunday 11 June

Neel Bakhle's second show at Norden Farm continues his exploration of the ‘evaporated form’ or illusional space. In his new work Bakhle returns to the substance of mixed materials, using a sculptural flatness to elude somehow to a screen of lost physical space, isolated in each of its discoveries, more like an awoken thought, than depiction of the place itself.

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  28 May
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Line Dancing 3

Led by Julie Antonsen

Line Dancing is a mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing style. We use a variety of music to accompany these styles such as Shania Twain and Keith Urban (country) to Rebecca Ferguson and Megan Trainer (pop) with everything in between. NO PARTNER NEEDED.

Spring
Sun 8 Jan – 12 Feb, 26 Feb – 2 April and 23 April – 28 May
6.30pm – 7.30pm
£7 per class or £42 for 6 week course

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Big Howard's LOL-tastic Yukfest for Kids and Well-Trained Adults

Howard is a massive kid with a moustache.

Join him for an hour of fun featuring stand-up, interactive digital animation, sound effects, jokes and lots and lots and lots of clever nonsense.

WHY? Howard has had his own show on CBBC with Little Howard, appeared on The Slammer and at The Royal Variety Performance.

Age guidance: 5+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Howard's website
@howardread
@thelittlehoward
@nordenfarm

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this Half Term.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Tuesday – Lighthouse and Seagull
Wednesday – Summer Fruits (pineapple and water melon)
Thursday – Hot Air Balloon
Friday – Smurf Keyring and Toadstool

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

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The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

Presented by Pied Piper.

For lighthouse keeper Mr Grinling lunch is the highlight of the day. But some greedy seagulls keep stealing his delicious lunch! Can Mr and Mrs Grinling come up with a plan to stop them? Packed with live music, audience participation and all the sights and sounds of the sea.

WHY? An all new musical storytelling extravaganza to celebrate 40 years of Ronda and David Armitage’s much loved book

Age guidance: 3+ years

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Pied Piper's website
@PiedPiperLive
@nordenfarm

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Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience (U)

A collection of animated adventures and songs presented by Peppa, George and their friend Daisy.

Sing and dance along with Peppa for a whole hour of snorts and giggles.

WHY? Featuring all new episodes including Peppa Visits London

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The Boss Baby (U)

Dir: Tom McGrath 2017

An hilarious story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator – a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. Featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow.

WHY? The latest film from DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar

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Neruda (15)

Dir: Pablo Larrain 2016 (Spanish and French with English subtitles)

Beloved poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) is also the most famous communist in post-WWII Chile. When the political tides shift, he is forced underground with perseverant police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hot on his trail. Directed by Pablo Larraín (Jackie).

WHY? ‘An inventive, incredibly entertaining drama’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read The Guardian's review in full.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

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

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  31 May
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A Quiet Passion (12A)

Dir: Terence Davies 2016

A powerful study of 19th century poet Emily Dickinson. Spanning a rebellious schoolgirl youth to her later years as a reclusive writer. This elegant biopic vividly explores the hopes, dreams and desires of a woman whose brilliance was only posthumously recognised.

WHY? ‘An exceptional film with a searing central performance from Cynthia Nixon’ ★★★★ The Independent

Click here to read The Independent's review in full.

£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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Zumba

Led by Annet Bowler

Party yourself into shape with the Zumba® programme.

An exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latin inspired, calorie burning dance fitness party™. Dance to various Latin rhythms including salsa, reggeaton, merengue, cumbia, bellydance and more.

Summer
Thur 4 May - 24 Aug (excl 10, 17 Aug) | 10am - 11am
Sun 7 May - 27 Aug (excl 13, 20 Aug) | 11.15am – 12.15pm

£6 per class

For 18+ years.

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Concertini - Music for Viola

Sit back and relax as viola player Melanie Martin takes us on a musical journey for the whole family to enjoy.

Melanie has worked with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra and The Halle, as well as with contemporary artists such as Take That, Leona Lewis and Il Divo.

WHY? Inspiring live music for families performed in a relaxed and enjoyable way with space for children to move around and dance

Suitable for all ages

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32


@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Concertini - Music for Piano

Join Concertini favourite Marisa Thornton Wood, for a fun interactive concert for the whole family.

Marisa has given recitals as an accompanist and soloist in France, Germany, Austria, the USA and UK. From Bach to Elton John this concert is guaranteed to suit all musical tastes

WHY? Inspiring live music for families performed in a relaxed and enjoyable way with space for children to move around and dance

Suitable for all ages.

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •   1 Jun
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Flanders & Swann: At the Drop of a Hippopotamus

Join multi award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4 musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins as they bring you the wit and wordplay of ingenious comedy songsmiths, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.

The duo breathe new life into their much-loved music. Expect all the classics, from The Hippopotamus (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud) to The Gas Man Cometh – plus a few hidden gems along the way!

WHY? ‘Impressive, suave… a delight!’ The Times

At some performances Simon Townley or Jordan Clark will appear in place of Duncan Walsh Atkins.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 conc)


Flanders and Swann's website

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Alfie Moore: Getting Away with Murder

A brand new stand-up show from former Detective Sergeant Alfie Moore, star of BBC Radio 4 comedy It’s A Fair Cop.

Alfie takes you on a thrilling and interactive journey through the art and science of murder investigation. Everything you need to know from choosing a murder weapon to disposing of the body.

WHY? Experience first-hand how it feels to be part of planning ‘The Perfect Murder’ with this unique evening of comedy

Studio
£14

Alfie Moore's website
@alfiemoore
@nordenfarm

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Smurfs: The Lost Village (U)

A mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest.

They must find a lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does.

WHY? Join the Smurfs on a rollercoaster journey full of action and adventure!

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James Campbell's The Funny Thing About...

Hold on to your socks and enjoy stand up comedy for kids.

James Campbell is founder of Comedy 4 Kids, author of Boyface and has appeared on CBBC’s Blue Peter. He will be making fun of everything from couscous to penguins to Nintendo Wii. James' jokes are written and performed to get children and parents laughing out loud.

WHY? ‘A hit not to be missed’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

Age guidance: 6+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

James's website
@ComedyCampbell
@nordenfarm

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Hailey Tuck

Jazz singer Hailey Tuck has been enchanting audiences across Europe.

Hailey was raised on a diet of black and white movies, 1930s jazz and vintage dresses. She has already reimagined the work of an eclectic line up of artists including Fats Waller, The Zombies and Maroon 5.

WHY? Enjoy Hailey’s uniquely captivating voice that sits somewhere between Billie Holiday, Regina Spektor and Ella Fitzgerald

Studio
£14

@Haileytuck
@nordenfarm

Hailey Tuck's website

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The Handmaiden (18)

Dir: Park Chan-Wook 2016 (Korean and Japanese with English subtitles)

Sookee is a young handmaiden. She is hired by a reclusive heiress who lives under the watchful eye of her domineering uncle. But Sookee harbours a secret. She has been recruited by a scheming con artist to trick the heiress into entrusting him with her fortune.

WHY? A sumptuous and exhilarating period thriller inspired by Sarah Waters’ bestselling novel Fingersmith

'The Handmaiden is a cinematic masterpiece' The Atlantic

Click here to read David Sim's review in full.

£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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Align & Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

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

Spring
Sat 7 Jan – 29 Apr (exc 28 Jan and 15 Apr)
10am – 11.15am

Summer
Sat 6 May – 5 Aug (exc 17 Jun)
10am – 11.15am


£9 per class or £96 for 12 week course


Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.
For 18+ years.

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine

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

Summer
Sat 27 May | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 3 Jun | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 5 Aug | 10am – 3pm | £34

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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St John's Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert

Meng Yang Pan (piano), Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Overture The Abduction from the Seraglio
Mozart Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466
Delius On hearing the first cuckoo in Spring
Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 in A minor (Scottish)

Following the acclaimed performances of The Magic Flute, St John’s Chamber Orchestra’s returns with a fine programme including Mendelssohn’s dramatic and tuneful symphony and a pastoral evocation by Delius.

WHY? Meng Yang Pan brings her sublime touch to one of the greatest of Mozart’s concertos

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£15 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Alice Marshall and Edd Hedges

Presented by RBM Comedy.

Alice Marshall is a critically acclaimed character comedian. She will be previewing her latest show Blood, the follow-up to her smash-hit 2016 debut Vicious.

‘She’s the one you’ll be glad you saw before she got big. See this show’ ★★★★★ Short Com

Edd Hedges is winner of So You Think You’re Funny and has toured with Sofie Hagen. He brings an intriguing hour of hilarious anecdotes delivered in his unique affable style.

WHY? Two rising stars of the comedy world preview their latest material ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Festival

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@alicemarshall
@Edd_Hedges
@nordenfarm

about 4 hours ago Looking forward to welcoming @TheZoots to Norden Farm Fri 9 June! Grab your tickets here -->https://t.co/LI04LmRyOW https://t.co/B4zKIO1KUg

about 4 hours ago Timeline Photos Introduce your little one's to the magic of live music with two concerts from Concertini this Half Term at Norden Farm. Melanie Martin takes us on a magical journey with Music for Viola at 11.30am and Concertini favourite Marisa Thorton Wood returns for Music for Piano at 2pm. More info and tickets here --->

about 23 hours ago The Lighthouse Keeper\'s Lunch Join us at Norden Farm for the delightful and much loved tale The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch on Tues 30 May at 11.30am and 2pm. Packed with live music and audience participation it's a sure family favourite this Half Term. More info and tickets here ---> https://norden.farm/events/the-lighthouse-keeper-s-lunch

1 day ago Very excited to have the wonderful @alicemarshall and @Edd_Hedges here Sat 3 June! Get your tickets quick -->… https://t.co/S7UkBp45wx

2 days ago Five Star Swing - The Big Band Five Star Swing - Big Band Show will be shimmying onto our stage Sunday 18 June at 7.30pm. Swing along to songs from the likes of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/five-star-swing-the-big-band

2 days ago RT @TheGoatropers: 25th AUGUST we're off to Maidenhead to play @nordenfarm for song dance and some fine old Country Blues! tickets: https:/…

2 days ago Looking forward to welcoming back the sublime @Haileytuck Fri 2 June! Follow the link for more info and tickets -->… https://t.co/LDD0SqeSPi

2 days ago @alfiemoore looking forward to welcoming you on Thur 1 Jun https://t.co/EzdO2zgoI4 - tickets going quick!

2 days ago Timeline Photos Calling all kids and well-trained adults! Big Howard's LOL-tastic Yukfest for Kids and Well-Trained Adults makes a stop in Maidenhead this Half Term! Join him for plenty of mischievous mayhem on Mon 29 May 11.30am and 2pm. More info and tickets here ---> https://norden.farm/events/big-howard-s-lol-tastic-yukfest-for-kids-and-well-trained-adults

3 days ago Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Half term is almost here - hooray! If you're looking for some school holiday inspiration, look no further. We have a full to bursting line up of shows, films, storytelling and craft to keep all ages entertained - right here in Maidenhead! Check out some highlights below or click here to view the full line up --> http://bit.ly/EventsSchoolHoliday

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