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Secret Cove Exhibition

Tuesday 25 July – Sunday 27 August

Take life at a gentler pace in the Gallery’s indoor Secret Cove where you can decorate fishes of the deep and add them to the ocean walls. Get comfy and listen to the sounds of the waves and dolphin chatter while admiring the beautiful birds and tropical textiles or explore the sensory cave made specially for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The birds have been created as part of this year’s Norden Farm Beach Craft project with children from local schools; Furze Platt Junior School, Cookham Dean, Cookham Rise, Boyne Hill Infant School, Wessex Primary School, St Luke’s Primary School, Riverside Primary School, Furze Platt Infant School, Woodlands Park Primary School and St Mary’s Primary School.

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The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm

Aloha! The Hawaiian Elvis themed beach is back - all summer long.

Relax at a beachside café table while the little ones play in the sand. With weekday Storytelling (£2 per person) and Arts and Crafts Sessions (£5 per child) it’s the perfect way to while away a summer’s day!

Look out for our brand new feature - a traditional Hawaiian canoe on the shore. Plus don’t forget to say hi to the friendly shark… she’s really very smiley!

Take life at a gentler pace in the Gallery's Secret Cove where you can decorate fishes of the deep and add them to the ocean walls. Get comfy and listen to the sounds of the waves and dolphin chatter while admiring the beautiful birds and tropical textiles, woven by children from local primary schools, or explore the sensory cave made specially for children with SEND.

Family films are screened throughout the holidays, click here to browse the full summer line up.

Keep an eye on our website for details about free summer taster sessions of our brand new pre-school classes - Tutus and Splat! Messy Play.

Grand Opening: Tuesday 25 July from 10am

Join us to celebrate the launch of the beach:

  • Prizes for best Hawaiian / Elvis fancy dress
  • Free 15 minute Little Wrigglers Taster Session in the café bar at 10am
  • Beachside entertainment from Elvis himself
  • Enter our free prize draw for the chance to win a family ticket for one of our summer family shows or films
  • Take photos in our prop-filled Hawaiian photobooth
  • Free tropical juice drink for children - available from the café bar between 10am - 11am (subject to availability)
  • Free activity and colouring sheets

The beach will be officially opened with a Hawaiian Leis cutting ceremony (of course!) at 10.30am.

The Beach runs every day from 10am - 4pm until Sunday 27 August

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this summer holidays.

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

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child


Tues 25 Jul - Fish and Jellyfish
Wed 26 Jul - Beach Hut and Bucket & Spade
Thur 27 Jul - Lobster and Starfish
Fri 28 Jul - Sailing Boats and Seagull
Sat 29 Jul - Make a pressed flower / leaf clay hanging decoration

Mon 31 Jul - Journey Sticks
Tues 1 Aug - Decorate a Glass Jar Lantern
Wed 2 Aug - Decorate your own summer holiday diary
Thur 3 Aug - Bug hotel
Fri 4 Aug - Pirate Hats and Parrots

Mon 7 Aug - Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
Tues 8 Aug - Pirate Hats and Parrots
Wed 9 Aug - Space Rocket and Aliens – with glow in the dark stickers
Thur 10 Aug - Puppet making from spoons and cups
Fri 11 Aug - Crown making and invitation decorating
Sat 12 Aug - Decorate your own tote bag

Mon 14 Aug - Sponge painting
Tues 15 Aug - Crab and Clay Seahorse
Wed 16 Aug - Sea Monster Sock Puppet and Sea Cave
Thur 17 Aug - Sun Catcher and Clay Sun
Fri 18 Aug - Shell Candle Decoration and Beach Sign
Sat 19 Aug - Pirate Boats

Mon 21 Aug - Car Building
Tues 22 Aug - Beach with Umbrella and Keyring
Wed 23 Aug - Sunglasses and Sun Visor
Thur 24 Aug - Shark and Fishing Game
Fri 25 Aug - Sailing Boat and Seagull
Sat 26 Aug - Mosaic Initial and frame


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Cars 3 (U)

Dir: Brian Fee 2017 | 109 mins

With a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician and a few unexpected turns.

WHY? Lightning McQueen takes to Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage to prove that #95 isn't through yet!

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

Sun 20 Aug 11am - Relaxed beanbag and cushion screening
A relaxed screening in our Courtyard Theatre with the seats taken out and replaced with cushions and beanbags. Chill out in comfort while you enjoy the film in all its glory on our big screen. Some allocated seating in the balcony and at the back of the stalls is available.

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Splat! Messy Play Taster Session

Free taster sessions this summer!

Giving children the opportunity to learn and explore through exciting and fun art activities – and we do all the clearing up! Each session encourages little ones to get involved through building, imagining, investigating, creating and using all their senses.

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

  •  22 Aug SOLD OUT
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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!

Please see below for full listings.

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

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (12A)

Dir: David Yates 2016 | 133 mins

Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document magical creatures. When he arrives in New York, a misplaced magical case and the escape of some fantastic beasts could spell trouble!

WHY? 'JK Rowling has come storming back to the world of magic in a shower of supernatural sparks - and created a glorious fantasy-romance adventure' ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Wednesday 23 August 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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Swing Crazy (August-September): 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.

Tues 16 May – 19 Sept (exc 30 May, 1, 8, 29 Aug)
7.30pm – 8.40pm
£7 per class or £30 for block of 5

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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La La Land (12A)

Dir: Damien Chazelle 2016 | 128 mins

Mia is an aspiring actress. Sebastian is a dedicated jazz musician. Both are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Winner of six Academy Awards.

WHY? ‘Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone shine in a sun-drenched musical masterpiece’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

This is one of this season's films you wish you hadn't missed that deserve to be seen on the big screen! Tickets £7.

Movie Monday's Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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Jive Cats (August-September): 1950s-Style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon.

Often wished that you could get up and jive in a 1950s-style when you hear that music? Well now you can learn with a couple who have performed and taught together since 1996.

Great fun, excellent for body and mind, our beginner classes can get you on the floor dancing authentic free-style jive to classic Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll.

No previous dance experience – no problem. Bring a partner or come alone. Discover the great social jive scene in the area where you can use you moves, hear live music and practice with new friends.

Tues 16 May – 19 Sept (exc 30 May, 1, 8, 29 Aug)
8.45pm - 10.15pm
£8 per class or £35 for block of 5

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 Jive Cats Website

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Little Red Robin Hood

Presented by Garlic Theatre.

Puppeteer Mark discovers he has lost Little Red Riding Hood, what is he going to do! Luckily he finds Robin Hood, who agrees to go on a quest to take some cakes and flowers to Grandma. Will he stay on the path? Or will he discover the big bad wolf who looks a bit like the Sheriff of Nottingham!

WHY? A fun take of this classic tale, featuring beautifully crafted puppets, clowning and gentle humour

Age Guidance: 3+ years

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

Garlic Theatre's website

@nordenfarm

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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. Fun and friendly lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Absolute Beginners
Wed 10 May – 14 Jun (exc 31 May), 21 Jun – 19 Jul and 26 Jul – 23 August
7pm – 8pm

Autumn
Wed 6 Sept – 11 Oct and 1 Nov – 6 Dec
7pm – 8pm

£45 per 6 week course

For 18+ years.

  •  23 Aug
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The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog by Alfred Hitchcock

Silent film with live music presented by Cornford Music.

Dan and Marisa Cornford provide an original score and accompaniment to Hitchcock’s 1927 thriller, based on the story of Jack the Ripper. Fast-paced and packed with suspense, it has long been acclaimed as the first wholly Hitchcockian film.

WHY? Ivor Novello gives a chilling performance in the central role

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Cornford Music's website
@CornfordMusic
@nordenfarm

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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.

These are fun and friendly lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years' experience.

Summer
Wed 10 May – 14 Jun (exc 31 May), 21 Jun – 19 Jul and 26 Jul – 23 August
8.15pm – 9.15pm

Thur 11 May – 15 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 22 Jun – 20 Jul and 27 Jul – 24 Aug
7pm – 8pm

Autumn

Wed 6 Sept – 11 Oct and 1 Nov – 6 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm

Thur 7 Sept – 12 Oct and 2 Nov – 7 Dec
7pm – 8pm

£45 per 6 week course

For 18+ years.

  •  23 Aug
  •  24 Aug
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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.

Autumn
Thur 14 Sept – Thur 14 Dec (exc Thur 26 Oct) | 10am – 11am
Sun 17 Sept – Sun 17 Dec (exc 22 Oct and 19 Nov) | 11am – 12pm
£6 per class

For 18+ years.

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Celebrating Schubert - St John’s Chamber Players with Robert Cheung (piano)

The third of four classical recitals that are taking place during our summer season.

Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor
Schubert/Liszt 2 Song transcriptions
Schubert Duo in A for violin and piano, D.574
Liszt Liebestraume
Schubert Quintet in A (Trout)

No series celebrating Schubert would be complete without the Trout Quintet, one of the most entertaining chamber works ever composed. Liszt was a great admirer of Schubert, and made many elegant transcriptions of his songs for solo piano.

WHY? A rare chance to hear an early quartet movement by Mahler

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14.50) (£5 under 16s)

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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 11 May – 15 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 22 Jun – 20 Jul and 27 Jul – 24 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm

Autumn
Thur 7 Sept – 12 Oct and 2 Nov – 7 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm

£45 per 6 week course

For 18+ years.

  •  24 Aug
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Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class. We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Summer
21 Jul – 8 Sept (exc 11 Aug, 1 Sept)
Intermediate | 9.30am -10.45am
Beginners | 11am - 12.15pm
£10 per session (Beginners only) or £42 per 6 week course

Autumn
Fri 15 Sept - 20 Oct and Fri 10 Nov - 15 Dec
Intermediate | 9.30am – 10.45am
Beginners | 11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

For 18+ years.

  •  25 Aug
  •  25 Aug
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Despicable Me 3 (U)

Dir: Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda 2017 | 96 mins

The Minions, Gru, Lucy, and their adorable daughters - Margo, Edith and Agnes - return to the big screen! Gru must face his most formidable nemesis to date - former 80s child star Balthazar Bratt.

WHY? Featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Trey Parker

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

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Digi Den Summer Drop In

Led by DJ Mhlanga.

Digi Den – the digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the summer holiday. Suitable for all levels of experience.

From Fri 28 Jul
4.30pm – 6pm
School Year 7 – 13
£40 per 5 week term or £9 per session

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A Man called Ove (15)

Dir: Hannes Holm 2015 | 116 mins (Swedish with English subtitles)

Ove is an isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse. When a boisterous young family move in next door, an unlikely friendship forms. Based on the bestselling novel. A heartwarming reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared.

WHY? Nominated for two Oscars including Best Foreign Language Film

£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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The Beguiled (15)

Dir: Sofia Coppola 2017 | 94 mins

Atmospheric thriller set during the American Civil War. The sheltered young women of a Southern girls' boarding school take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries.

WHY? Winner of Best Director at Cannes 2017

'Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ is an exquisitely crafted drama of seduction, survival and sexual awakening in Civil-War era Virginia' ★★★★ Time Out

Click here to read the 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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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

A unique yoga-based class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Get ready to fly! class includes elements of acroyoga.

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

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

Summer
Sunday 23 Jul and 27 Aug
10am – 11am
£15 per pair

Autumn
Sunday 10 Sept, 1 Oct and 12 Nov
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

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