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Sing (U)

Dir: Garth Jennings 2016, 107 mins, US/UK/Jp

Buster Moon is a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theatre that has fallen on hard times. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore the venue to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

WHY? The latest from Illumination, the creators of Despicable Me, Minions and The Secret Life of Pets

£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Line Dancing 2

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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Fences (12a)

Dir. Denzel Washington 2016, 138 mins, US

Troy Maxson once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.

WHY? The film has won multiple awards for its powerful performances from Denzel Washington and Viola Davis

£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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A Street Cat Named Bob (12A)

Dir. Roger Spottiswoode 2016, 103 mins, UK

James is a young homeless busker. He strikes an unlikely friendship with a stray cat named Bob that goes on to change his life. A moving and life-affirming true story, based on James Bowen’s best selling book of the same name.

WHY? Starring Luke Treadaway, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head and (of course) Bob

£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Tai Chi Chuan

Led by Patricia Miller

Mon 9 Jan - 27 Feb (exc 13 Feb) and Mon 13 Mar - 24 Apr (exc 10 and 17 Apr)
1pm - 2pm

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, relax your body and mind, reduce stress, improve your balance, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones.

Suitable for 18+ years

£7 per session

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Jump In! Junk Orchestra Exhibition

Add your own beat to the recycled rhythm throughout the Easter holiday.

Take a fresh look at objects you may throw away and see how students from Cookham Dean, Cookham Rise and Wessex Primary Schools have cast them in new roles as fantastical musical instruments in workshops led by The Ding Foundation, inspired by the film Landfill Harmonic.

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Mix the City

An interactive musical experience.

Every city has a sound. Get involved in this unqiue, interactive, digital music experience that lets you create your own mix from a set of filmed tracks performed by musicians living in cities across the world.

Co-commissioned by The British Council and the public art site The Space.

Mix the City will be set up in our foyer and is free to use.

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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!

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

Easter holidays
Tues 4 Apr – Owls
Wed 5 Apr – Easter Bunny and Chick Cup
Thur 6 Apr – Pom Pom Lamb and Easter Egg
Fri 7 Apr – Music – microphone and rainmaker
Sat 8 Apr – Tbc

£5 per child

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Frozen Sing-A-Long (PG)

Dir. Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee 2013 , 102 mins, US

Anna is a fearless optimist who teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven in an epic journey to save her sister Elsa. Along the way, they encounter mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, snowy weather and magic at every turn.

WHY? Bring the whole family to sing along to this hit Disney movie

£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Wow! Said the Owl

Based on the acclaimed children’s book by Tim Hopgood.

Wow! Said the Owl explores the wow-wow world of colours with a curious little owl who is determined to stay awake to see what daylight brings.

WHY? ‘A colourful character creates a child-sized world of wonder’ The Stage

Suitable for age 2+ years.

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

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Storytelling

1.15pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Half Term!

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

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Wed 15 Feb
Winnie the Pooh

Thur 16 Feb
Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day

Fri 17 Feb
Little Bear Lost

Sat 18 Feb
One Snowy Night

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Swing Crazy: 1930s-Style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon

Learn to Lindy Hop with a couple who have danced, performed and taught together since meeting on the dance floor in 1996. Lindy Hop is the great partner swing dance from New York's Savoy Ballroom. From exuberant and light-hearted to laid back and smooth, Lindy Hop is an expressive dance that puts a smile on every face. Join us for some beginner classes and you will soon be dancing to some of the greatest music ever.

No previous experience needed - come ready to have bags of fun. Bring a partner or come alone - it's up to you.

Tuesdays | 10 Jan – 9 May (exc 21 Mar, 18 April) | 7.35pm – 8.35pm
All bookings include the practice session from 9.40pm to 10.15pm

Swing Crazy: 1930s-Style Dance: £8 per class or £28 for 4 weeks
Book for Swing Crazy and Jive Cats: 1950s-Style Dance : £12 per week or £38 for 4 weeks

Offers applied in basket

You should wear comfortable clothes that leave you arms free and do not restrict movement. Layers are a good idea as you will be exercising indoors. Your shoes should be comfortable, flexible and secure. Smooth soles are highly recommended so that you can easily turn on the ball of the foot. Heavy shoes, raised soles or high heels are very much to be avoided.

Click here to visit the Swing Crazy Website

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The Founder (12A)

Dir. John Lee Hancock 2016, 115 mins, US

The unlikely true story of a 52 year old travelling salesman with withering prospects. He stumbles upon a burger stand in the middle of nowhere and turns it into the global empire we know today as McDonalds.

WHY? Starring Michael Keaton, Patrick Wilson and Laura Dern

£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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Jive Cats: 1950s-Style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon

Have you often wished that you could just get up a jive in a 1950s-style when you hear that classic music? Now you can! Join us for some beginner classes and you will be on the floor dancing authentic free-style jive to classic Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll.

No previous experience needed - come ready to have bags of fun. Bring a partner or come alone - it's up to you.

Tuesdays | 10 Jan – 9 May (exc 21 Mar, 18 April) | 8.40pm – 9.40pm
All bookings include the practice session from 9.40pm to 10.15pm

Jive Cats: 1950s-Style Dance: £8 per class or £28 for 4 weeks
Book for Jive Cats and Swing Dance: 1930s-Style Dance: £12 per week or £38 for 4 weeks

Offers applied in basket

You should wear comfortable clothes that leave you arms free and do not restrict movement. Layers are a good idea as you will be exercising indoors. Your shoes should be comfortable, flexible and secure. Smooth soles are highly recommended so that you can easily turn on the ball of the foot. Heavy shoes, raised soles or high heels are very much to be avoided.

For more information about this class visit the Jive Cats Website

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Landfill Harmonic

Dir. Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley 2015, 84 mins, Py/No/Br/US

An inspirational documentary. Follow the amazing journey of a garbage picker, a music teacher and a group of children who create the most unlikely orchestra, made entirely out of trash. A testament to the transformative power of music.

WHY? Part of our Jump In! family arts festival. Local schools have been making their own junk instruments – see their work in the Gallery this Easter

Landfill Harmonic is currently unrated but the distributors assure us this is an inspirational, family friendly film.

Click here to listen to BBC Radio 4's interview with the Orchestra's leader Favio Chávez.

£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Book Club

Price includes a drink from the bar.

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

Spring
4 Jan, 1 Feb, 1 Mar and 5 Apr

Titles for Spring are:

Wed 1 March - Disclaimer by Renee Knight
Wed 5 April - Any one of the six novels written by Jane Austen

Summer
Wed 3 May, 7 Jun, 5 Jul and 2 Aug

Titles TBA

7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

For 18+ years.

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Next Steps: Dance Intensive

Led by Charlie Dixon.

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for three jam packed days. No audition necessary. Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique, learn routines and create your own choreography.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Tues 15 - Thur 17 Aug
10am - 4pm
£85 (£75 Advantage Card)

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The Lego Batman Movie (U)

Dir. Chris McKay 2017, 104 mins, US/Dk

There are big changes brewing in Gotham. If Batman wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing. Can he work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up?

WHY? An action-packed adventure in the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon

£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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The Noise Next Door's Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The sell-out comedy sensation are now on tour with an anarchic afternoon show for just about everyone.

Join The Noise Next Door for an epic explosion of outlandish characters, perfect punchlines and awesome songs all mixed together with the guys' trademark brand of off-the-cuff antics.

WHY? As seen on ITV1, ITV2, BBC3 and ‘The One Show’ on BBC1! As heard on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4!

Suitable for age 8+ years.

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

Courtyard Theatre

@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

The Noise Next Door website

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NT Live: Twelfth Night (12A)

210 mins

Live screening from the National Theatre.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

WHY? Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in this new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy

£15

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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The Noise Next Door - Uproar!

Witness the astonishing comedy sensation LIVE! The Noise Next Door are causing a commotion with their fourth nationwide tour - an anarchic evening of side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters, and mind-blowing songs.

Join the quickest wits in comedy as they transform audience suggestions into a fantastic, fresh new entertainment experience every single night.

WHY? ’Immaculately well executed’ The Times

Studio
£14

@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

The Noise Next Door website

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Family Concertini: Music for Woodwind

Be prepared to be blown away by an inspiring concert of woodwind music for the whole family.

Following their sell out concert in January, Chamberhouse Wind are back with an inspiring concert of woodwind music including a performance of Prokofiev's classic tale Peter and the Wolf.

The purpose of each Concertini is to introduce children to different styles of live music and musical instruments, to prepare them for the enjoyment of more formal live music events, to nurture a love of music and to provide an opportunity for parents and carers to listen to live music with their children in a relaxed community setting.

Stay on after each concert for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music.


Suitable for age 3+ years.

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

Courtyard Theatre

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Family Concertini: Music for Brass

A fun, interactive concert for all the family to enjoy.

Chaconne Brass have been entertaining young audiences for over thirty years. Their children’s concert Oh Good Chips for Tea! has been performed to tens of thousands of children at theatres in Britain and abroad including London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cardiff’s St. David’s Hall and the Philharmonie in Berlin. Highlights from the show have also been broadcast on BBC television and radio and it has formed the basis of two lottery funded projects for schools.

Oh Good Chips for Tea! is a highly interactive show, featuring well known classical favourites, such as Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Handel’s Water Music, alongside New Orleans Jazz. It reaches a climax with the performance of Que Pasa involving the whole audience in the re-creation of a Brazilian street carnival.

WHY? Stay on afterwards for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music

Suitable for age 3+ years.

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

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Hidden Figures (PG)

Dir: Theodore Melfi 2016, 126 mins, US

The untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA. They were the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. A stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race.

WHY? ‘Irresistibly uplifting’ ★★★★★ 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.

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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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A New Flame - The Songs of Simply Red

The exceptional 9-piece band recreates every slick groove and perfect melody from Mick Hucknall’s remarkable global career in an unparalleled display of authenticity and style, guaranteed to keep the audience dancing and singing all night.

WHY? With all the hits including Stars, Money's Too Tight To Mention and Holding Back The Years

Courtyard Theatre
£16

A New Flame website

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