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Of Mice and Men

By 124 Studios

124 Studios returns to Norden Farm with a diverse collection of artworks from an established group of artists. Drawings, paintings and prints depicting humans and animals.

Artists include Josie Clouting, Michael Restrick and Lu Willis. With guest artist Harriet Brittain.

  •  26 May FREE
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Zumba (Sundays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

A fun and friendly, easy to follow class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

Summer
Sun 5 May – 25 Aug (exc 16 Jun)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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Red Joan (12A)

Dir: Trevor Nunn 2019 | 101 mins, UK

Joan Stanley lives in contented retirement. Her tranquil existence is shockingly shattered as she’s arrested by MI5. Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history. Inspired by an extraordinary true story.

WHY? Starring Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore and Tom Hughes

'Inspired by the true story of KGB spy Melita Norwood' Hollywood Reporter

Click here to read the full review.

£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.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Friday 24 May at 11am is exclusively for parents 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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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!

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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 showcase.


'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Thursdays or Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  26 May
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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Woods.

Do you like to crochet or knit? Or have you ever wanted to learn? A relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available for if you just wanted to give it a go!

Summer
Sun 26 May, 23 Jun, 14 Jul and 25 Aug
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 includes a drink from the bar

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Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen.

A mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing style. A variety of music accompanies these styles such as Shania Twain and Keith Urban (country) to Rebecca Ferguson and Megan Trainer (pop) with everything in between.

No partner necessary.

Summer
Sun 12 May – 25 Aug (exc Sun 19 May)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained.

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

The crafts for May Half Term are:

Mon 27 May - Bunting
Tues 28 May - Reptiles (Chameleon & Snake)
Wed 29 May - Weather (Rainbow Mobile and 3D Rainy Picture)
Thur 30 May - Duck & Swan
Fri 31 May - Africa (Mask and Collar)
Sat 1 Jun - Bug Crowns and Bracelets Making

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Caroline Crawford.

A sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now. Professional artist Caroline Crawford leads this creative community. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence and meet new people!

Mon 20 May - 10 June, 17 Jun – 8 Jul, 15 Jul – 5 Aug (exc 29 July), 12 Aug – 9 Sept (exc 26 Aug)
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

  •  27 May
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Storytelling

11am and 1.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales!

This May Half Term the stories will be:

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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Morgan & West's Magic Show for Kids & Childish Grown-ups!

Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!

Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105!

WHY? 'Hilarious and good for all ages' Primary Times

'Hugely talented' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

'Superbly crafted' ★★★★ The Stage

60 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

@nordenfarm
@MorganandWest

Morgan and West's website

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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 all levels of experience.

Summer
Mon 20 May – 24 Jun and 15 Jul – 19 Aug
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

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 all levels of experience.

Summer
Mon 20 May – 24 Jun and 15 Jul – 19 Aug
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£42 per 6 week course


Suitable for 18+ years

  •  27 May
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Animals and Figures in the Landscape

Led by Jo Hall.

Working in pastel and/or watercolour this course will help you breathe life into your landscape painting by including animal and human forms. Using photographic reference, we will depict animals and birds both distant and at close quarters.

Tues 21 May – 25 Jun
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

  •  28 May
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Half Term Concertini with The Polka Dots

Grab your tiny dancers and join us for upbeat originals and cover songs, high energy dance routines and on-stage charisma.

Vintage vocal harmony band The Polka Dots bring the best of 1940s and 50s classics - plus some modern numbers with a retro
twist!

The 11.30am is a Relaxed performance – ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND.

WHY? Guaranteed to have the even the tiredest of feet tapping!

Age Guidance: 0 -8 years.

45 minutes.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

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Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun (U)

Dir: Mark Baker 2019 | 68 mins

The muddiest ever festival comes to celebrate 15 years of Peppa Pig! Join the party with Peppa and George in their brand new adventures. They dance in the mud at a children’s festival, celebrate Grandpa Pig’s birthday and take a trip to the cinema.

WHY? Enjoy 10 brand new episodes!

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £24

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Dumbo (PG)

Dir: Tim Burton 2019 | 130 mins, US

Circus owner Max Medici enlists help to care for a newborn elephant - Dumbo. Dumbo’s oversized ears make him a laughingstock in their struggling circus. When they discover that Dumbo can fly – he attracts the attention of persuasive entrepreneur…

WHY? An all-new live action adaptation of Disney’s classic film

'There’s plenty of humour and pathos in the director’s re-imagining of the animated Disney classic' ★★★★ The Independent

Click here to read the full review.

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £24

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Salsa at the Farm

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica.

Join us for summer nights of dancing to popular Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Kizomba tracks. Have fun as Salsa Autentica share how to dance to these intoxicating rhythms. You don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun!

£7 per class, £5 for social dance
£10 for both

Tues 21 May - Tues 20 Aug
Dance class 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Social dancing 8.45pm - 10.15pm

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Russell Howard - Work In Progress

Russell Howard is back to test out some brand new material in intimate surroundings alongside some of his favourite comedians.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Social Salsa at the Farm

After your dance class at 7.30pm, join us to practice your new moves on the dance floor at Social Salsa.

You don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun!

£7 per class, £5 for social dance
£10 for both

Tues 21 May - Tues 20 Aug
Dance class 7.30pm - 8.45pm
Social dancing 8.45pm - 10.15pm

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Duckie

by Le Gateau Chocolat

Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, with a message of respect and self-acceptance at its core.

‘Totally engrossing… all are won over by the sheer magnetism of the performance’ ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

Family-friendly glamour and glitz take centre stage as critically-acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell as Duckie, in his first work for children.

Set in an animal circus, we join him on his search to find a tribe and be accepted. Walking a little differently? Sounding a bit strange? Looking unlike the rest? Watch Duckie triumph by realising these are his strengths.

A classic tale of identity and belonging told through music, narration and dress-up, topped with Le Gateau Chocolat’s distinctive baritone vocals.

WHY? ‘A baritone voice that makes the earth shake’ Basement Jaxx

'Duckie is a beautiful, thoughtful show... Salvation isn’t going to be found by turning into a beautiful swan – it comes from accepting yourself and realising it’s ok to be different’ Circles and Stalls

'Duckie delivers a message of acceptance and tolerance that resonates with adults and sews a seed in young children that hopefully blossoms in every new generation’
Live Art Alive

‘A reinvention of family theatre’ ★★★★★ Critics Choice, The Reviews Hub

Le Gateau Chocolat: 2018 Total Theatre Significant Contribution Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Age guidance: 3+ years. For the young and young at heart.

40 minutes.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps, but please book a free ticket for them.

Summer 2019 tour dates presented by house.
Supported by Arts Council England.

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Sarah Dalton - A Sense of Place

Sarah's landscape paintings meander across gently undulating surfaces such as fired white earthenware ceramic.

They are often inspired by the wild North Pennines where she lives, as well as by her years in China. They aim to capture something of the atmosphere and power of the fleeting moment.

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Youth Theatre (B)

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!

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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 showcase.

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  29 May
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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  29 May
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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  29 May
  •  30 May
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Introduction to Jewellery Making

Led by Grant Forsyth

Learn the fundamentals of jewellery making and design, including mark making and stone setting. Advanced students are welcome to join and expand their skills and create their own design led work. Materials cost to tutor £28 (approx).

Summer
Thur 16 May – 6 Jun and 13 Jun – 11 Jul
10am - 11.30pm and 12pm - 1.30pm
£63 per 5 week course
£51 per 4 week course

  •  30 May
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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

A fun, friendly and easy to follow dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

Summer
Thur 2 May – 22 Aug (exc 1 Aug)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Missing Link (PG)

Dir: Chris Butler 2019 | 95 mins, US/Ca

Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. He sets out to discover the world’s most legendary creature - The Missing Link. Together they go on a daring quest to seek out Link’s distant relatives.

WHY? Comedy adventure featuring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £24

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Modern Calligraphy for Improvers

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

This exciting course covers techniques and design. Modern calligraphy is a growing art form seen on high streets, advertising and gifts. Wherever you are, it is there. Why not improve your techniques and design style and see if you can find your unique self-expression.

Summer
Thur 16 May – 13 Jun
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course, £10 approx. materials cost to tutor

  •  30 May
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Gareth Richards & Katie Mulgrew

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Join Gareth Richards for his latest funny, stupid, stand up show. As seen on Russell Howard's Good News and Live at the Electric on BBC Three.

'Richards is a charming, engaging performer' The Scotsman

Katie Mulgrew is a stand-up comedian, writer and soup enthusiast. She’s written for Radio 4’s News Quiz and performed two Edinburgh Festival solo stand up shows.

‘Among the best on the Fringe’ Metro

WHY? Top comedians preview new material ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Festival

Studio
£10

@garethrichards
@KatieMulg
@nordenfarm

Gareth Richard's Website
Katie Mulgrew's Website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  30 May
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Avengers: Endgame (cert tbc)

Dir: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo 2019 | Run time tbc, US

The remaining Avengers must prepare for an epic showdown with Thanos - the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe. Featuring an all-star cast including Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Karen Gillan.

WHY? Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £24

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Lucy Porter - Pass It On

A brand new stand-up show from the TV favourite. As seen on BBC’s QI, Room 101 and Live at the Apollo. As heard on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.

Always warm, witty and thought-provoking, this is Lucy’s best show yet. She muses on what we receive from our ancestors and what we pass on to future generations. Lucy’s inherited dodgy knees and global warming from her parents, but can she leave a better legacy for her children? Suitable for ages 16+ years.

WHY? ‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes … Genuinely delightful’ The Telegraph

‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's Website

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Matthew Read Trio

Formed in 2015, the Matthew Read Trio brings together three like-minded approaches for music making, creating an exciting new performance every time they play.

Drawing influence from the bands of Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Paul Motianand many more, the group bring a fresh edge to the world of the guitar trio.

Featuring Benedict Wood (guitar), Arthur Newell (drums) and Matthew Read (double bass).

WHY? ‘Proof indeed that the British Jazz scene at the moment is in incredible form’ Chris Philips, Jazz FM

‘Lean yet supple, song-like melody is the chief feature here, set in service of a mature, diversely inflected quality of storytelling’ ★★★★★ Jazz Journal

‘This is definitely a trio on which to keep a sharp eye’ ★★★★ All About Jazz

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Align and 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.

Suitable for 18+ years

Summer
Sat 4 May – 20 Jul
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £88 per 11 week term

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

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Defacing the Surface

Led by Jo Hall.

Work with paper defaced before starting the work by soaking and crumpling and/or as part of the working process; indenting, creasing, scratching.

Please bring own materials unless stated.

Sat 1 Jun
10am – 3pm
£38

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The Textured Surface

Led by Artsie Workshops.

The opportunity to explore a range of fabric-fusing, painting, stitching and embellishment techniques to create richly textured surfaces. Your textile pieces can be used for imagery, embroidery and embellishment projects.

Sat 1 Jun
11am - 1.30am
£30 plus £10 materials fee to tutor

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Eighth Grade (15)

Dir: Bo Burnham 2018 | 93 mins, US

Thirteen-year-old Kayla makes her way through the last week of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school. She must endure the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence. The directorial debut of comedian Bo Burnham.

WHY? ‘Finely observed gem’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£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.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Radio Active

With Angus Deayton, Philip Pope, Michael Fenton Stevens, Helen Atkinson Wood

Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions.

Angus Deayton (Have I Got News For You, One Foot In The Grave, Nighty Night), Helen Atkinson Wood (Blackadder, The Young Ones, QI), Michael Fenton Stevens (Benidorm, My Family) and Philip Pope (Who Dares Wins, Chelmsford 123, Only Fools & Horses) reunite to take classic scripts from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show on the road.

Among other classic characters expect to catch up with long suffering radio host Mike Channel, original foodie Anna Daptor and the accident-prone Martin Brown. Also featuring the cast’s original musical creations, responsible for such parody bands as The Hee Bee Gee Bees and Status Quid.

WHY? Heading to Maidenhead following a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Courtyard Theatre
£20

42 minutes ago You've got until 12pm today to vote for your favourite Berkshire business - including your favourite Theatre and Ar… https://t.co/VruDvlnQcL

about 1 hour ago Alicia from Corless Creative will be bringing her wide range of original paintings, ceramics and textiles to the Night Market on Friday 14 June. Don’t miss her your chance to buy some of her beautiful work inspired by people, places and her love of the sea and coastline. Night Market --> https://norden.farm/events/norden-farm-night-market-75

about 14 hours ago What would you do if your next-door neighbor used to be a spy? Joan Stanley lives in contented retirement – that is until she is arrested by MI5. Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in history… Red Joan will be on our big screen from Friday 24 May --> https://norden.farm/events/red-joan-12a

about 16 hours ago Join an all female, bicycle powered, troupe for a production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest like no other! A shipwreck washes the court of Milan onto a mysterious desert island - inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters! Join The Handlebards on Wednesday 10 July --> https://norden.farm/events/the-tempest-93

about 18 hours ago We have a jam-packed line up of events right on your doorstep at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead this half term! With magic from Morgan & West a tale based on The Ugly Duckling in Duckie starring Le Gateau Chocolat and guareented to get you dancing - our Concertini with Check out some of our highlights below or browse all school holiday events here ➡️ https://norden.farm/events/future/school%20holiday

about 21 hours ago There are only 20 tickets left for That Blind Comedian - Chris McCausland on Friday 7 June! Make sure you don't miss out on his brand new stand up show Speaky Blinder --> https://norden.farm/events/chris-mccausland-speaky-blinder

about 22 hours ago ⚡️⚡️Norden Farm News Flash ⚡️⚡️ We are excited to be joined by Russell Howard for three dates next week - trying out some brand new material! Tickets are on sale now through the link below ⬇️

about 23 hours ago Comedian Bilal Zafar is back in Maidenhead with a brand new show on Friday 24 May at 8pm - the perfect way to kick start your bank holiday! Social media has been taken over by bots spreading hate, fear and influencing how we vote. But Bilal has made his own bots to fight back - and these bots only want to spread love and compassion! As seen and heard on BBC Three, Channel 4, MTV, BBC iPlayer, and BBC Radio 4.

about 23 hours ago ⭐️ There's just over a day left of voting in this year's Muddy Stilettos Awards - we're very proud to have made it into the finals for Best Theatre in Berkshire! ⭐️ If you have a moment to spare, your support would be hugely appreciated! You can cast your votes here ➡️ https://berkshire.muddystilettos.co.uk/vote/theatre-arts-venue You can also support our fellow Maidenhead and Berkshire business across 24 categories including Best Bar, Best Gift Shop, Best Cafe and more!

1 day ago Want to bring a bit of magic to your half term? Time travelling magicians Morgan & West return to Maidenhead with a jaw dropping, brain busting, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza! Join them at Norden Farm on Mon 27 May at 11.30am and 2pm! More info and tickets --> http://bit.ly/MorganWestMagic

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