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april 2020's events

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Wed)

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.

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 12 Feb, 26 Feb – 25 Mar and 1 Apr – 29 Apr
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Monday Morning Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Feeling the need to wind down and relax, have a little bit of time to yourself? Come along and enjoy some yoga and relaxation with Julie. Practice gentle spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, basic yogic breathing techniques and guided meditations.

These classes are suitable for everyone, with or without previous yoga experience. Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 24 Feb (exc 3 Feb) and 2 Mar – 26 Apr (exc 6 and 13 Apr)
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £42 per 6 week course

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Messy Monsters

Led by Kayleigh Galvin.

The chance for little ones and their grown-ups to get messy and explore the world through sensory play! Each week will feature fun new art activities. The best bit? You don’t have to do any cleaning up!

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 3 and 10 Feb)
11.30am – 12.15pm | Mon 17 Feb only 10.30am – 11.15am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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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.

Spring
Mon 20 Jan – 20 Apr (exc 3 and 10 Feb, 6 and 13 Apr)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Misbehaviour (12A)

Dir: Philippa Lowthorpe 2020 | 106 mins, UK

It’s 1970 and the Miss World competition is the most-watched TV show on the planet. The competition is about to be hosted in London and the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement decide to take a stand. Meanwhile, western ideals of beauty are being shaken up by new entrants to the contest.

WHY? Philippa Lowthorpe directs a stellar cast in this politically relevant and inspirational true story

Courtyard Theatre
£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 £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.
Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

Bring Baby Screening
The screening on Thursday 23 April at 11am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-ups 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.

Talking Tables
The screening on Wednesday 22 April at 11.30am is a Talking Tables screening. Talking Tables is a new pilot project from Norden Farm that aims to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss events, 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.

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Dolittle (PG)

Dir: Stephen Gaghan 2020 | 101 mins, US

The eccentric Dr John Dolittle has hidden himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when young Queen Victoria falls gravely ill, he must set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure.

WHY? A vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24

Relaxed Screenings
The screening on Tuesday 21 April at 11am is a Relaxed Screening. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The house lights are kept on and audience members can come and go as they please.

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Raks Sharki - Middle Eastern Dance

Led by Ellen O’Farrell

You’re never too young or too old to learn to dance.

Join us and learn to bellydance step by step. Come discover this beautiful feminine art form, enjoy the middle eastern music and work your core muscles while you're having fun.

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 3 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb), 10 Mar – 28 Apr (exc 7 and 14 Apr)
2.30pm - 3.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 6 week course

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The Royal Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Live screening.

The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto. Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt.

WHY? Presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Evening Papercraft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Each workshop will feature different projects and themes. Build up your skills and master new techniques to enable you to create your own designs at home.

Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing, heat embossing, fussy cutting and more, using a range of materials.

Spring
Tues 21 Jan, 18 Feb, 17 Mar and 21 Apr
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session or £55 for all 4 sessions

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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
Tues 14 Jan – 18 Feb (exc 11 Feb) and 25 Feb – 24 Mar
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session | £45 per 5 week term

  •  21 Apr
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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 29 Apr (exc 19 Feb, 8 and 15 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a sibling under 6 months

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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.

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 12 Feb, 26 Feb – 25 Mar and 1 Apr – 29 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  22 Apr
  •  29 Apr
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Creative Writing

Led by Katy Walker.

Everyone has a story to tell - but how do you find the best way to tell it? Join award-winning playwright and creative writing tutor Katy Walker to find out in this series of workshops designed to get your creative juices flowing.

We’ll look at topics such as ideas, structure, rewriting, character, dialogue and the dreaded writers’ block, with a range of exercises to inspire, encourage and build confidence. These are practical sessions and, as well as looking at published extracts, participants will be encouraged to share their own work and give/receive feedback in a supportive, friendly environment.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring pen and paper.

Spring
Wed 15 Jan, 12 Feb, 11 Mar and 22 Apr
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

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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.

Spring
Thur 9 Jan – 30 Apr (exc 9 and 16 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

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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).

Spring
Thur 16 Jan – 13 Feb, 20 Feb – 19 Mar and 26 Mar – 30 Apr (exc 9 and 16 Apr)
10am - 11.30am and 12pm - 1.30pm
£51 per 4 week course, £63 per 5 week course

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

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.

Spring
Thur 16 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 26 Mar and 2 Apr – 30 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

  •  23 Apr
  •  30 Apr
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Jack Tucker

Hailing from the historic New York City, Jack Tucker is the ultimate comedian's comedian.

He’s a well respected journeyman on the comedy circuit. Jack is a bonafide legend in the Upstate New York regional stand up comedy scene. He’s sold out all over the world – from New York to Manhattan to Brooklyn.

WHY? ‘A hugely entertaining spectacle’ ★★★★ Fest

Age guidance 14+ years.

Studio
£12

@jacktuckerfunny
@nordenfarm

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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.

Spring
Thur 16 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 26 Mar and 2 Apr – 30 Apr
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  23 Apr
  •  30 Apr
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Yoga - Intermediate

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.

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 21 Feb and 28 Feb – 24 Apr (exc 6 Mar, 10 and 17 Apr)
9.30am – 10.45am
£42 per 6 week course and £49 per 7 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

  •  24 Apr
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Yoga - Beginners

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.

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 21 Feb and 28 Feb – 24 Apr (exc 6 Mar, 10 and 17 Apr)
11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course and £49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Musical Memories

Led by Rona Topaz

A sociable choir for people living with dementia, led by a professional singer.

Even if you think you can’t sing a note, join in with popular jazz, pop and movie theme tunes from the 1940s through to 1980s. Songs covered include Fly Me To the Moon, Que Sera Sera, Edelweiss, You Are My Sunshine, King of the Road and more!

Carers don’t have to be present, so it’s a chance to have a little respite and relax in the Café Bar.

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 24 Apr (exc 21 Feb, 10 and 17 Apr)
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£6 per session, including one free carer

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners can create up to three pieces. There are projects to follow if you wish, to help you learn techniques and make beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor dependent on weight of what you make.

Spring
Sat 18 Jan, 14 Mar and 25 Apr
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Align and Flow Yoga - Drop In Session

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

Tone, stretch, strengthen, calm and renew with Deborah in this friendly and inspiring dynamic yoga class, with a precise alignment focus and always time at the end for relaxation.

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

Spring
Sat 4 ,18 and 25 Apr
10am – 11.15am
£10 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Chris Bryant.

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Suitable for 18+ years

Sat 29 Feb and 26 Apr
10am – 3pm
£34

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

A class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Learn yoga postures, a gentle bedtime yoga sequence, meditations based on popular fairy tales and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience needed.

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

Suitable for ages 4 – 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult.

Spring
Sun 19 Jan, 16 Feb, 15 Mar, 26 Apr
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

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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.

Spring
Sun 12 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 2 Feb and 12 Apr)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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

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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.

Spring
Sun 12 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 12 Apr)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class


Suitable for 18+ years

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Radioactive (12A)

Dir: Marjane Satrapi 2019 | 109 mins, UK/HU

A journey through Marie Curie’s enduring legacies. In Paris 1893, Marie (Rosamund Pike) meets fellow scientist Pierre Curie. The pair go on to marry and change the face of science forever. Their world-changing discoveries and the ensuing Nobel Prize propels the devoted couple into the international limelight.

WHY? The incredible, true story of Marie Curie and her groundbreaking scientific achievements

'Marie Curie gets her overdue biopic in a century-spanning drama illuminated by Marjane Satrapi's creative quirks' Variety

Click here to read the full review.

Courtyard Theatre
£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 £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.
Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by professional artists Caroline Crawford and Amelia Pimlott.

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!

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 10 Feb (exc 3 Feb), 24 Feb – 16 Mar, 23 Mar – 4 May
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

  •  27 Apr
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The Truth (PG)

Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda 2019 | 106 mins, FR

(French with English subtitles)

Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve) is a star of French cinema. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir (Juliette Binoche) returns from New York to Paris. The reunion between mother and daughter will quickly turn to confrontation: truths will be told, accounts settled, loves and resentments confessed.

WHY? ‘Catherine Deneuve is magnificent as an imperious movie-star diva’ Variety

Courtyard Theatre
£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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42nd Street (PG)

Encore screening, filmed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Fresh off the bus from small-town America, Peggy Sawyer is just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she’s always dreamed of…

WHY? Featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re in the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Dames and I Only Have Eyes For You

Courtyard Theatre
142 mins | £15

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RSC Live: King John

Richard the Lionheart is dead.

His brother John is King of England. Threatened from all sides by Europe, the English noblemen and even his own family - King John will stop at nothing to keep hold of his crown.

WHY? Shakespeare’s rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil vibrates with modern resonance in this vivid new production

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Jarlath Regan - Notions 11

Since bursting onto the scene in 2013 Jarlath has won unanimous rave reviews for his stand up and online content.

His new show is no different. Expect an expertly crafted hour of interlocking stand up and stories about the world we live in.

WHY? ‘Downright hilarious... his own brand of comedy genius’ The Irish Times

'Skilfully seeded stand-up that confirms Regan’s abilities to move with belly laughs and tears in a single routine' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in a whole hour' Metro

'Regan is an expert storyteller and this is a beautifully constructed show that I could have happily listened to for twice its length' The Arts Desk

Age guidance 14+ years.

Studio
£12


@Jarlath
@nordenfarm

Jarlath's website

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A Quiet Place Part II (cert tbc)

Dir: John Krasinski 2020 | Run time tbc, US

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

WHY? The follow up to hit film The Quiet Place, starring Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy

Courtyard Theatre
£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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