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october 2017's events

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Family Concertini: Spooky Music with the Willshire Piano Duo

Relaxed live music concerts for all ages. Back by popular demand the Willshire Piano duo perform a wonderful transcription of the famed orchestral piece Scheherazade for one piano four hands.

Inspired by the Arabian Nights folk tale, Scheherazade tells the story of a young bride who, in efforts of sparing her own life, entertains a vengeful king with 1001 nights of storytelling. The programme will also include Danse Macabre by Camille Saint Saens.

WHY? Come in costume up or grab something from our dressing up box before the concert!

Studio | Run time 50 mins

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

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Captain Underpants (U)

Dir: David Soren 2017 | 89 mins

Based on the bestselling book series. George and Harold are overly imaginative pranksters. The pair hypnotize their formidable school principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic and clueless superhero named Captain Underpants.

WHY? ‘A delightful surprise. It’s a celebration of friendship, of the boundless creativity of children’s minds’ ★★★★ The Guardian

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

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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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The Jungle Bunch (cert tbc)

Dir: David Alaux, Eric Tosti 2017 | Run time tbc

Maurice may look like a penguin - but he's a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he's the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle. But Igor, the koala has other plans.

WHY? Join Maurice and The Jungle Bunch on an action packed animated adventure

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

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Windsor Festival Exhibition

Winning pieces from the Windsor Festival’s 2017 creative competition for secondary school students.

Featuring a wide variety of creative work, including paintings, photography, textiles and sculpture.

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Victoria and Abdul (PG)

Dir: Stephen Frears 2017 | Run time tbc

The true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) remarkable rule. Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. The two forge a devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle attempt to destroy.

WHY? The latest film from Stephen Frears - director of The Queen, Philomena and Florence Foster Jenkins

£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.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tuesday 31 October 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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Bookstory

This is the story of some books. Some books who live in a library. But this is no ordinary library. This library belongs to Brian. It’s a wonderful, magical place where the books like to flutter their pages and let their shelves go…

The latest show from Monstro Theatre, pioneers of the Puppet Musical. This tour is presented by house.

Age guidance 5+ years.

WHY? This is a show that brings books to life for all children and their grown-ups

Studio | Run time 60 mins

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

@monstrotheatre
@nordenfarm

Monstro Theatre's website

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Ascot Brass

Maidenhead Music Society is proud to present a distinguished brass band to showcase its distinct repertoire.

Ascot Brass formed in 2001 with the full range of brass instruments. The band will perform a varied programme of traditional and contemporary works for brass band to include music from the classics, films and shows.

WHY? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear an important part of Britain’s musical heritage!

Courtyard Theatre
£15, £10 MMS members (£5 under 18s, free with an adult)

@MaidenheadMusSo
@nordenfarm

Maidenhead Music Society website
Ascot Brass website

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The Dovetail Trio

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage.

This collaboration combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn.

The Dovetail Trio’s debut album Wing of Evening was released in September 2015 on RootBeat Records. The album has been well received with 4 star reviews from the Telegraph, R2 and Songlines and national radio play on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. The album features a number of unusual versions of traditional English songs alongside an American folk story, a traditional Scottish whaling song and even a French/Canadian tune set. Tight vocal harmonies and skilled musicianship make this an exciting debut album.

WHY? 'A combination of richly rounded accented vocals, skin-tight harmonies and sparse yet polished instrumentation' FolkWords

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@TheDovetailTrio
@nordenfarm

The Dovetail Trio Wesbite

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this half term.

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

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

Mon 23 Oct - Bat and Candle Decoration
Tues 24 Oct - Monster Cup and Ghost
Wed 25 Oct - Spiders Web and Skeleton
Thur 26 Oct - Mummy and Cat
Fri 27 Oct - Pumpkin Decoration and Gravestone
Sat 28 Oct - Halloween Masks

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Wind in the Willows

Join Mole and Ratty on their adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr Toad.

From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved river bank to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood. A beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much loved classic. With handmade puppets, props and costume, and a charming original score.

Age guidance 6+ years.

WHY? ‘They are wonderful’ The Times

Courtyard Theatre | Run time 60 mins

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

@boxtalesoup
@nordenfarm

Box Tale Soup website

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Fit Steps

Led by Julie Antonsen

An energetic, upbeat dance workout mixing the graceful steps of Ballroom and the up-tempo steps of Latin dances. Transform your body and have fun dancing to music that will get your heart pumping!

Autumn
Sat 9 Sept - 2 Dec (exc 16 and 30 Sept)
10.15am – 11am
£5 per class
Suitable for 18+ years

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Montgomery Holloway Music Trust 21st Anniversary Concert

The Montgomery Holloway Music Trust is celebrating its 21st Anniversary with a special concert.

The evening will include a tribute to fellow co-founder of the Trust the late great Marion Montgomery. Laurie and his Trio will be joined on stage by his newly formed Laurie Holloway Chamber Orchestra, invited past students and several stars have indicated interest.

WHY? Book early to avoid disappointment!

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@mhmtuk
@nordenfarm

Montgomery Holloway Music Trust website

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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

Suitable for 18+ years

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Love Is The Sweetest Thing - Celebrating Al Bowlly

Al Bowlly is celebrated as one of the greatest popular singers of all time.

Singer and pianist Michael Law tells his remarkable life story. A show packed with anecdotes and fascinating secrets. Expect all of Al’s hits including The Very Thought of You, Love is the Sweetest Thing, You're Driving Me Crazy, Who am I?, Midnight, The Stars and You and Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

WHY? From the ever popular Michael Law, leader of the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra

Studio
£14

@PiccadillyDance
@nordenfarm

Michael Law's website

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ROH Live: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

An encore screening featuring a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognisable characters - from the highly strung Queen of Hearts to a playing card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter.

WHY? The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment

£15

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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!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

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.

'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  29 Oct
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Line Dancing Beginners - Autumn

Led by Julie Antonsen

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

No partner necessary.

Autumn
Sun 10 Sept – 29 Oct (exc 17 Sept, 22 Oct)
Sun 5 Nov – 10 Dec
6.15pm – 7.15pm
£7 per class or £42 per 6 week course
Suitable for 18+ years

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Line Dancing Improvers - Autumn

Led by Julie Antonsen

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

No partner necessary.

Autumn
Sun 10 Sept – 29 Oct (exc 17 Sept, 22 Oct)
Sun 5 Nov – 10 Dec
7.30pm – 8.30pm
£7 per class or £42 per 6 week course
Suitable for 18+ years

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Little Wrigglers

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.

Mondays (exc 16, 23 Oct and 13 Nov)
Fridays (exc 20, 27 Oct)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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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Yoga & Meditation

Led by Julie Potter

Enjoy a short yoga and relaxation session. We will look at some gentle yoga spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, some simple, basic yogic breathing practises and some guided meditations to take us to a state of relaxed wellbeing. Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Mon 4 Sept - 9 Oct and 16 Oct – 27 Nov (exc 13 Nov)
11.30am – 12.45pm
£7 per class
Suitable for 18+ years

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Tutus - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun and creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept, exc 10 and 24 Oct)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Tutus - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun and creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept, exc 10 and 24 Oct)
3 - 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Body Control Pilates - Beginners

Led by Gillian Burn

Give yourself a moment to relax, unwind and stretch your body. Pilates helps to strengthen and tone muscles, improves posture, balance and flexibility, and helps you have a longer, leaner and stronger body.

Suitable for 18+ years

Autumn
Tues 12 Sept – 3 Oct, 31 Oct – 21 Nov and 28 Nov – 19 Dec
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£40 per 4 week course

'Body Control Pilates' is a Registered Trade Mark used on licence.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (PG)

Dir: Steven Spielberg 1977 | 137 mins

Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) encounters a UFO on a deserted road whilst investigating a power outage. He becomes increasingly obsessed following his experience. As Roy distances himself from his wife and children, he is drawn ever closer towards parallel investigations being conducted by scientists and the military.

WHY? Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic, a must see for fans of Netflix series Stranger Things

£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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Bollywood Dance

Led by Geeta Rai

An energetic modern Indian dance style. These classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for ages 6+ years.

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept)
4.30pm – 5.30pm
£67 per 10 week term

  •  31 Oct
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Digi Den II

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience. School Year 7 – 13.

Fridays (from Fri 19 Sept)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

  •  31 Oct
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Urban vs Countryside

An exhibition on the theme of Urban vs Countryside.

Depicting a variety of scenes of animals and countryside views, juxtaposed against images of the urban landscape. Immerse yourself in the buzz of the city or escape to the tranquil countryside.

In association with Oberon Art.

  •  31 Oct FREE
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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of current music. This is contemporary dance smashed up and easy to learn!

All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for 9+ years

Tuesdays (from Tues 12 Sept)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

  •  31 Oct
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Swing Crazy: 1930s-style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon (of RockinRhythm)

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 5 Sept – 5 Dec (exc 24 Oct)
7.30pm – 8.40pm
£8 per class or any six Swing Crazy or Jive Cats dance classes for £36

Suitable for 18+ years

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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Drama Classes for Adults

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

A handpicked selection of bespoke theatre workshops for keen amateur actors, students and semi-professionals. All sessions are practical in nature and encourage meeting new like-minded friends and potential colleagues.

Autumn
Tues 12 Sept – 28 Nov (exc 24 Oct, 7 Nov)
8.30pm – 10pm
£8 per class or £72 for 10 week course
Suitable for 18+ years


12 Sept - Mime and Mask
19 Sept - Improvisation
26 Sept - Focus and Concentration Games
03 Oct - Physical Theatre
10 Oct - Murder Mysteries
17 Oct - Accents (International)
31 Oct - Stage Make-up
14 Nov - Invisible Theatre
21 Nov - Anthropomorphic Performance
28 Nov - Comedy and Clowning

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Jive Cats: 1950s-style Dance

Led by John and Debra Scanlon (of RockinRhythm)

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

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

Tues 5 Sept – 5 Dec (exc 24 Oct)
8.45pm – 10.30pm
£8 per class or any six Swing Crazy or Jive Cats dance classes for £36
Offers applied in basket

All bookings include the practice session from 9.40pm to 10.15pm

Suitable for 18+ years

Offers applied in basket

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

For more information about this class visit the Jive Cats Website

11 minutes ago Keep the little ones entertained this half term by entering our Miki Art Competition! The winners of each age category will win a goody bag and the overall winner will turn on this year's Christmas lights at Maidenhead Town Hall. Entries will also be displayed in our Gallery exhibition this December. Check out the link below for more information... ❄️ ️

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about 24 hours ago Heck yeah, it’s a hoedown! Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2018! Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut A Shine for foot stomping, rip-roaring, thigh-slapping traditional music and a night of all types of barn dancing. A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve! Dust off your cowboy hats, gingham checks or general fancy dress for frolics on the Courtyard Theatre dance floor. **Tickets** £20 before Tues 31 Oct, £25 after Age guidance 12+ years.

3 days ago Planning your Saturday night entertainment? Join us this evening for The Vinyl Frontier's first ever instrumental duel as Tubular Bells takes on Oxygene. Hear both classic albums on a fabulous hi-fi and, of course, on vinyl! The evening would be complete without trivia and chat from host Jeff Lloyd.

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