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The Whitecroft Studio - Her Majesty The Queen

A collaborative portrait displayed in the glass link corridor and visible from the road.

Artists from The Whitecroft Studio first created the portrait in 2012 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It is a combination of forty nine individual canvasses to produce this unique portrait.

The Whitecroft Studio are a group of artists, both local and from around the world, working together in a studio in Berkshire, benefiting from a tapestry of ideas emerging from their diverse cultural origins.

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Zumba (Thursdays)

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!

Spring
Thur 13 Jan - 28 Apr (exc 24 Feb)
Carla Leech will be covering Annet's classes on Thur 31 Mar, 7 and 14 Apr.

Summer
Thur 5 May - 25 Aug

11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class


This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

If the tutor is unavailable for a session, a replacement will be provided wherever possible.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Japanese Calligraphy with Origami Workshop

Led by Eiko Ishida

Are you interested in Japanese art and culture?

On this workshop, you can learn how to concentrate on flow to conduct and apply it with brush and ink in a peaceful setting. You will be guided how to create your first brush strokes and how to build on these basic steps to create some lovely Japanese characters.

Also, you can learn how to make 'Orizuru' (paper cranes). Orizuru is one of the most popular Origami artworks. You can use for decoration with your final writing piece.

No calligraphy experience or Japanese language skills are necessary.

Thur 19 May
1pm - 4pm
£48

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (C)

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 lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.


£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

  •  19 May
  •  26 May
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Book Club

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

This season the Book Club will be reading

17 Mar - The Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes
21 Apr - These Days by Lucy Caldwell
19 May - The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak
16 Jun - Box 88 by Charles Cumming
21 Jul - The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
18 Aug - The Phone Box at the End of the World by Laura Messina

Suitable for 18+ years.

Spaces are limited, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Thur 17 Mar, 21 Apr,19 May, 16 Jun, 21 Jul, 18 Aug
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Maidenhead Drama Festival

A three-day festival of one-act plays from local youth and adult groups.

With comments each evening from a professional adjudicator and a host of trophies to be won.

Do you agree with the adjudicator’s choices?

Thursday 19 May
Bar and Ger - Young Theatre
The Proposal - Oxford Theatre
You Tell Me - Bishopstoke 2

Friday 20 May
Superhero Academy - CAST
Out of the Flying Pan - Bishopstoke 1
Why Other People P!ss you off – Ham

Saturday 21 May
Anger Management - MDG
The White Bike - Woking College

Courtyard Theatre
£10 | £9 conc

Maidenhead Drama Festival'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.

Thur 12 Jan - 10 Feb, Thur 17 Feb - 24 Mar (exc 24 Feb), Thur 31 Mar - 28 Apr
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

  •  19 May
  •  26 May
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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Spring
Fri 14 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 11 Apr, 15 Apr and 22 Apr)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

Summer
Fri 6 May - 22 Jul (exc 3 Jun and 1 Jul)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Intermediate Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is suited to those who have been practising for at least 6. My intention for this class is to move our practise forward, explore different avenues and approaches to the traditional postures. We will be aiming to be going deeper into ‘awareness’ and ‘noticing’.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of over 20 years of practice and study, perhaps moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential approach. Whilst looking at traditional Hatha Yoga postures and pranayamas, I will be encouraging fun and freedom within the traditional structure, whilst taking into our awareness fundamental anatomical and functional aspects required by our bodies for maximum wellbeing benefits.

Fri 4 Mar - 8 Apr, Fri 6 May - 3 June, 10 Jun - 8 July,
15 July - 19 Aug (exc 5 Aug)

£10 per session, £35 per 5 week course

11am - 12.15pm

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Alex Garnett and Friends - Gerry Mulligan and the Cool Era

Baritone player Gerry Mulligan had a pivotal role in the development of the West Coast 1950’s ‘Cool Jazz’.

He was known for his improvised contrapuntal lines textures and thru-composed sections of music. He performed with an ever-evolving line up of both west and east coast alumni and continued to move the music forward for several decades. This concert will feature some of his classic works.

Alex Garnett has been one of the leading saxophonists in the UK and Mainland Europe for over two decades, being instantly recognised by his dark, husky sound. A versatile musician and first call sideman, he has enjoyed success as both a jazz artist, composer and arranger, and an in-demand session, studio and commercial saxophonist, having racked up countless recording credits along the way.

He has played with everyone from Wynton Marsalis to the Rolling Stones and having had a weekly jam session residency at Ronnie Scott’s, he has provided a much needed platform for a younger generation of rising stars.

Studio
£15

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Draw a Waterfall in Coloured Pencil

Led by Jo Hall

Bring a selection of coloured pencils a few dry and a few water-soluble and capture the movement of water as it cascades downwards. Photographic reference will be supplied or bring your own. A selection of earth, blue and green colours and a purple would be ideal. For full details see information below.

Sat 21 May 11am - 4pm
£40


Please bring the following materials:
Coloured pencils include a few pencils for dry work and a few that are water-soluble (watercolour or tinted graphite etc.) Colours: some darks (Burnt Umber, black or dark grey, dark blue); earth colours to include a yellow ochre or similar, a variety of greens and a paler blue, some reddish browns or terracotta, purple, crimson. The exact colours don’t matter but should reflect those of the natural world.
Paper: cartridge for dry work and sketches, and cold pressed watercolour paper for working wet.
Pencils are a slow medium so you may like to work at a small scale, A3 maximum.
Sketchbook for working out the composition and experimenting with colour marks and layers.

Drawing board and tape or clips to attach paper
Table easel or block so you can draw comfortably
Paint brush one small and one larger
Water pot
Paper towel
Small plastic palette
Craft knife
Plastic eraser

Not essential but useful:
White pencil, burnishing and blender pencils
Small spray bottle

Some paper will be available at cost and you will be welcome to try out a variety of Jo’s pencils during the session.

Photographic reference will be supplied or bring your own

Please contact Jo at johall@mhstudios.co.uk if you have any questions about the workshop content or materials.

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Zumba (Saturdays)

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!

15 Jan - 30 Apr (exc 26 Feb), Sat 7 May - 20 Aug
Carla Leech will be covering Annet's classes on Sat 2 and 9 Apr.
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class


Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted (plus Q&A) (PG)

Dir: Benjamin Field | 90min

Featuring a live Q&A with director Benjamin Field and producer Jamie Anderson.

Gerry Anderson and his teams produced a collection of groundbreaking and internationally-loved sci-fi adventure shows and films – including Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet – that continue to enthral successive generations decades after their first transmission.

But what really inspired and drove him to become such a prolific creator? This new documentary uses previously unseen and unheard interviews, combined with cutting-edge technology, to map Gerry Anderson’s previously uncharted journey: from a poverty-stricken childhood, raised by a Jewish father and an anti-Semitic mother, to becoming a puppetry pioneer and legendary producer.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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AETF Eastern Area Final - 2pm

Part of the Maidenhead Drama Festival.

The Eastern Area Final brings together the Adult and Youth winners of three different first-round festivals, to be judged by a professional adjudicator.
Who will go on to represent the Eastern Area in the English Final in June?

Courtyard Theatre
£12 one session | £20 for both

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AETF Eastern Area Final - 7pm

Part of the Maidenhead Drama Festival.

The Eastern Area Final brings together the Adult and Youth winners of three different first-round festivals, to be judged by a professional adjudicator.
Who will go on to represent the Eastern Area in the English Final in June?

Courtyard Theatre
£12 one session | £20 for both

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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for people with some Pilates experience or those who are looking for a slightly more challenging class. Still covering alignment, breathing and centering but with more focus on strengthening and toning your body. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

You will need your own mat.

Spring
Tues 11 Jan – 15 Feb (6 weeks)
Tues 1 Mar – 5 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in session: Tues 26 Apr

Summer
Tues 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Tues 14 Jun - 12 Jul (5 weeks)

12pm - 1pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course
Drop in session £12

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Skies in Pastel and/or Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall

We will start by considering how to draw cloud forms and go on to paint skies in sunny, cloudy, night, rainy, stormy and misty conditions using watercolour or pastel, or pastel over watercolour.

Reference artists will include Samuel Palmer, John Constable, Turner and Fred Cuming. Please bring your own materials and equipment as in the information below.

Tues 3 May - 7 Jun
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 for the six week course


Information: Materials and equipment
Please bring the following:
Pastels and watercolour paints. A few pastel pencils would be useful
Sketchbook to plan composition
Watercolour paper cold pressed or rough surface and/or pastel paper
Brushes, water pots, palette, small natural sponge
Paper towel, putty eraser or Blu-tak, torchon, soft brush for blending pastel
Craft knife, pencil
Table easel or wooden block,
Drawing board and clips or tape to hold paper.
Some paper will be available from the tutor at cost

References will be supplied and you will be encouraged to bring your own after the first week.

Do contact Jo at johall@mhstudios.co.uk if you have questions about the course content or materials.

  •  24 May
  •  31 May
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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for anyone new to Pilates or wishing to improve their flexibility, co-ordination, posture, balance, breathing and focus on stabilising the core. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Spring
Tues 11 Jan – 15 Feb (6 weeks)
Tues 1 Mar – 5 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in session: Tues 26 Apr

Summer
Tues 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Tues 14 Jun - 12 Jul (5 weeks)

1.30pm - 2.30pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course
Drop in session £12


Suitable for 18+ years.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners (Tues)

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.

Tues 3 May - 7 Jun (exc 31 May), 14 Jun - 12 Jul, 19 Jul - 16 Aug
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

  •  24 May
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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

A non-audition community choir open to all. Working on everything from Madonna to Les Mis, from gospel to pop - this is an opportunity to meet people, learn some harmonies and sing your hearts out. No experience required. Enthusiasm absolutely necessary!

Spring Term
Tues 11 Jan - 29 Mar (12 weeks)
Drop in session: Tues 26 Apr

Summer Term
Tues 3 May - 28 Jun (9 weeks)

Norden Farm Summer Choir
Led by Tabitha Beavan
19 Jul - 16 Aug (5 week course) - click here to book

7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session | £45 per 5 week term, £81 per 9 week term

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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True Things (15)

Dir: Harry Wootliff 2021 | 102 mins

Bored by the daily tedium of her office job, Kate (Ruth Wilson) is sleepwalking through life when a chance sexual encounter with a charismatic stranger (Tom Burke) awakens her.

High on infatuation and the exhilaration of this new relationship, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to this mysterious new man. Hoping he will provide the escape she so desperately desires, she embarks on an emotionally dangerous journey that slowly begins to consume her.

An intense and absorbing psychological drama, adapted from Deborah Kay Davies’s acclaimed novel True Things About Me.

‘Ruth Wilson is mesmerising’ ★★★★ The Guardian

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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.

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 24 May 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Little Wrigglers (Wednesdays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Beginners/Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is particularly suited to beginners, those returning to yoga having had a break, those with specific injuries or conditions or even those that consider themselves to be of a ‘certain age’ that might need a less challenging approach. We will cover general breathing practises, the basic and gentler postures, together with general information and possible discussion around movement and the potential difficulties we might come up against.

The aim will be to relax and enjoy.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of nearly 30 years of practice and study, with a broad experience of many styles and teachers. In recent years I have been moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential and ‘felt’ approach, influenced by teachers who have been inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.

Wed 2 Mar - 6 Apr, Wed 4 May - 8 Jun, Wed 15 Jun - 20 Jul, Wed 27 Jul - 17 Aug

11am - 12.15pm
£10 per session, £35 per 5 week course, £42 per 6 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Floral Design Course

Led by Kim Wright

This Floral design course for beginners is for those who are new to floral design as well as those with some experience. Kim will guide participants with demonstrations followed by practical work which will give them the confidence to develop their own floral designs each week.

You will be shown how to prepare flowers and foliage, how to create gifts and how to decorate a party, home or just for a pleasure. You will also receive valuable insights on buying flowers, foliage and sundries on the wholesale market.

Spring
Wed 2 Mar – 30 Mar
11am – 1pm
£130 for 5 week course

Summer
Wed 4 May - 8 Jun (6 week course)
11am – 1pm


Additional Information
Please note that the materials are provided for the first class. For subsequent classes participants will need to bring their own Floristry materials such as flowers, foliage, scissors, containers and some other materials each week to be able to create your own floral design. Kim will advise on what's needed each week.

About Kim Wright
Kim has won a number of awards including the 1st prize of Blenheim Palace flower festival 2021. She began sharing her extensive knowledge of floristry and her unique style in workshops three years ago and is excited to offer this bespoke course at Norden Farm. She also dresses weddings, events and church services with her natural look and romantic and elegant flowers. .

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

  •  25 May
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Royal Opera House Live: Swan Lake

Encore screenings from the Royal Opera House.

This classic fairytale represents the battle between good and evil, and the attempt of love to conquer all. The magic of the lakes, forests and palaces is brought to life with glittering designs by John Macfarlane and a sublime score by Tchaikovsky.

The Royal Ballet’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake returns to the Royal Opera House stage after its 2020 revival was interrupted by the pandemic’s closure of theatres. This classic of the repertory is testament to the late choreographer Liam Scarlett’s abiding love of classicism and innate musicality, which shine through this production.

Run time 200 mins (including 2 intervals)

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Junior)

Led by Little Tanks

During the first term we will be focusing on enhancing and embedding performance skills. We will use various methods to achieve this including improvisation, characterisation, and voice work. You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals outside of your usual peer group as well as enjoying their sessions in a fully equipped theatrical space. There will also be a series of drama activities each week that will develop your confidence and aim to boost well-being.

Suitable for ages 7 - 11 years

Spring 2022
Wed 19 Jan - 30 Mar (exc 23 Feb)

Summer 2022
Wed 4 May - 13 Jul (exc 1 Jun)

4.55pm - 5.55pm
£85 per 10 week term

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

  •  25 May
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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Little Tanks

During the first term we will be focusing on enhancing and embedding performance skills. We will use various methods to achieve this including improvisation, characterisation, and voice work. You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals outside of your usual peer group as well as enjoying their sessions in a fully equipped theatrical space. There will also be a series of drama activities each week that will develop your confidence and aim to boost well-being.

Suitable for ages 12 - 16 years.

Spring 2022
Wed 19 Jan - 30 Mar (exc 23 Feb)

Summer 2022
Wed 4 May - 13 Jul (exc 1 Jun)

6pm - 7.30pm
£120 per 10 week term

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

  •  25 May
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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

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 lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Wed 4 May - 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 15 Jun - 13 Jul, 20 Jul - 17 Aug
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

  •  25 May
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Operation Mincemeat (12A)

Dir: John Madden 2021 | 128 mins

It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe, and plan to launch an all-out assault on Sicily. But they face an impossible challenge - how to protect the invasion force from potential annihilation.

It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen) to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war - centred on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.

Operation Mincemeat is the extraordinary and true story of an idea that hoped to turn the tide for the Allies - taking impossibly high risks, defying logic, and testing the nerves of its creators to breaking point.

'A pacey war thriller' ★★★★ The Times

'Seriously classy' ★★★★ The Daily Mail

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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.

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 31 May 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Sat 28 May 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (B)

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 lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Wed 4 May - 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun), 15 Jun - 13 Jul, 20 Jul - 17 Aug
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

  •  25 May
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Exhibition: Home is Where the Heart Should Be

The Dash Charity are working on a new creative collaboration with Artist Amelia Pimlott and Norden Farm.

The Dash community will create some stunning artworks during workshops held at Norden Farm to celebrate creativity. Participants will decorate and fill a willow and tissue tree sculpture with colour and life, stories, hopes and dreams.

Dash have provided tutoring and support in a variety of creative arts to local families who have been affected by domestic abuse. The artwork produced forms an exhibition to showcase the stories of survivors, celebrate our Monarch’s 70 years on the throne and raise awareness locally of The Dash Charity and their work.

Dash are proud to be a community group based in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, a borough which holds so much royal history and of course has provided the place that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II calls home.

Learn more about The Dash Charity and the work they do here.

Norden Farm Gallery

Free Entry

Thur 26 May - Sat 4 Jun

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National Theatre Live: Straight Line Crazy

A new play by David Hare, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors.

Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?

Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Alice Armstrong and Matt Long

Combine the incredible voice and stage presence of UK Blues Award nominee, Alice Armstrong, together with the powerful vocals and impeccable guitar wizardry of multi UK Blues Award winning guitarist and vocalist, Matt Long, and you have a truly explosive cocktail.

After gaining a following fronting and writing for the Crossfire Blues Band, Alice spent the last few years on the stage of many of the UK's biggest rhythm and blues festivals, completed a European tour and featured in both the 2020 and 2021 UK Blues Awards. Matt Long has carved himself a reputation as a stellar front man of multi award-winning British Blues band, Catfish, and he tours with his own band, Matt Long and the Revenant Ones.

Alice and Matt have been writing together and will be performing some of their original material along with a variety of covers from all genres, tracks that they both love.

Studio
£15

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Mindfulness

Led by Kate Hughes

Join Kate Hughes of Kate Hughes Meditation for an hour of mindfulness, designed to promote calm and awareness.

During the session we will explore breathing techniques, different kinds of meditation, and various mindfulness exercises including some gentle movement (this can be adapted to suit all mobility levels).

No experience of meditation or mindfulness is required, and these sessions are suitable for you if you are an absolute beginner or have done some kind of mindfulness practice before.

Please wear comfortable clothing. The session will end with a relaxation exercise and you may wish to bring your own mat and blanket, although these will be provided.

Fri 25 Feb, 25 Mar, 29 Apr, 27 May, 24 Jun, 29 Jul, 19 Aug
7.30pm – 8.30pm
£12 per session

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Geoff Norcott - I Blame the Parents

The fourth national tour for Geoff Norcott, following on the back of Conswervative, Traditionalism and Taking Liberties.

This time Geoff talks less politics (alright, there will probably be a bit), but this brand-new show will mostly explore personal responsibility, parenting and who should take the blame when things go wrong.

Whatever happened to the idea of personal responsibility? In the age of victimhood, it seems like whatever’s wrong with your life it can be blamed on someone else. Governments, employers… some bigot from four hundred years ago.

Where did it go wrong? It has to be the parents. Every generation there’s an opportunity for a new set of mums and dads to set their kids straight and make a stand against whatever trendy nonsense is currently doing the rounds. But do we? Or is it easier to give into fear and the pursuit of a quiet life?

Geoff has realised he’s also a bag of contradictions. Raised on a south London council estate by two maverick parents, there’s plenty he has to sift through. His Dad was a trade union man who obsessed over stocks and shares. His mum was a closet chauvinist and far too frank on the subject of sex.

With a child of his own, Geoff spies a one-off chance for his family to finally get it right and produce a balanced human being, but can he filter out his own bollocks before it gets to his son?

WHY? 'Sets himself apart from the liberal commentariat with a sharp self-knowing wit ★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

Geoff Norcott's Website

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The Vinyl Frontier - Champion of Champions

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

15 previous winners of Vinyl Frontier events come forward to challenge each other to see who is the actual Champion of Champions!

Studio
£10

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Life Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

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.

Half day sessions comprise of a variety of short and long poses.

Any mediums can be used in these sessions. Materials will be provided, although participants are very welcome to bring their own if you have something you like to work with.

Sat 28 May and Sat 30 Jul
11am - 2pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Patrick Monahan: Started from the Bottom, Now l’m Here

Smart and funny observations on a new found, middle class lifestyle with ski holidays, through the prism of poor, immigrant, living-in-a-caravan roots.

Multi award winning comedian and Edinburgh Fringe favourite Patrick Monahan returns on Tour with a brand new stand up show which premiered with a highly successful run at The Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh.

As seen on BBC's The One Show, ITV's Fake Reaction and Celebrity Squares.

‘Delightful, impressive and very funny’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

'Patrick is a Fringe legend and it's easy to see why' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

'Rip roaringly funny… fun! Another hour would have suited everyone' ★★★★★ One4Review

'Hilarious' ★★★★★ Three Weeks

Studio
£15

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The Northman (15)

Dir: Robert Eggers 2021 | 137 mins

An action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.

With an all star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk and Willem Dafoe.

From visionary director Robert Eggers (The Witch, The Lighthouse).

'It’s atmospheric, thought-provoking and mischievous' ★★★★★ Evening Standard

'The casting is immaculate – Willem Dafoe and Ethan Hawke round out an ensemble that fit perfectly in this world' ★★★★★ Time Out

'This is intimate, culturally rich storytelling on a brutally epic scale. Skarsgård is in his element, bolstered by a sensational cast throwing themselves headfirst into Eggers and Sjón’s awe-inspiring vision. A cinematic saga worthy of the ancestors' ★★★★★ Empire

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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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Family Concertini with RASPO

Kick start your summer with this high energy, interactive family concert featuring members of the award winning RASPO orchestra (The Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra).

Be inspired by a mix of popular calypso, reggae, pop and soul without worrying about the kids wriggling.

Stay on afterwards for a chance to meet the musicians and their instruments and even have a go!

The award winning RASPO orchestra have performed at Glastonbury and WOMAD festivals, for the London 2012 Olympics and annually at London’s Notting Hill Carnival.

There's nothing like Live Music to bring everyone together this Summer!

Suitable for ages 0 - 8 years and their grown ups.

Run time approximately 45 - 50 mins.

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £40

Click here to visit the Concertini website
Click here to visit the Culture Mix website

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (12A)

Dir: David Yates 2021 | 142 mins

Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world.

Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers.

But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?

Courtyard Theatre
£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Relaxed screening
The screening on Wed 1 Jun at 2pm is Relaxed - ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

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