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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.

Autumn
Thur 5 Sept – 19 Dec
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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RSC Live: Timon of Athens

A glittering and biting satire on whether money truly buys happiness.

Featuring a ‘searing central performance’ (Guardian) from award-winning actor, Kathryn Hunter.

Run time tbc

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Modern Calligraphy

Led by Stuart Maxwell

A phenomenon of modern times but rooted deep in the 20th century. Mordern calligraphy is easily adaptable for either formal or informal work.

Thur 14 Nov – 12 Dec
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course | £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)

  •  21 Nov
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Youth Theatre (C)

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.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

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

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group C will be working towards a performance of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, adapted by Richard R. George.

Who hasn’t wanted to join James as he escapes from his fearful aunts and sets off inside the peach on his wonderful adventures?

Performance date: Thursday 12 December


Thursdays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 and 9


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

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

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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  21 Nov
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The Bear Exhibition

An immersive exhibition to explore and discover.

The Gallery is transformed by work created by local children as part of our annual art competition. Inspired by our Christmas production, The Bear by bestselling author, Raymond Briggs.

Visit the story den for storytelling sessions while you’re here for tales from the land of Bears and beyond.

This year's exhibition is curated by visual artist Amelia Pimlott and students from BCA college as part of our young creatives project.

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Youth Theatre (F)

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.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

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

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group F will be working towards a performance of The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, adapted from the ancient myths by Phil Willmott.

Climb aboard the mighty ship Argo to join heroic Prince Jason, plucky Princess Medea, Hercules and all the gang for a lively retelling of the greatest adventure story ever told!

Performance date: Thursday 12 December


Thursdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 and 11


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

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

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

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  21 Nov
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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.

Autumn

Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct, 10 Oct – 7 Nov and 14 Nov – 12 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

  •  21 Nov
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The Dime Notes

The Dime Notes dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920s New Orleans jazz.

Unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blues and forgotten gems of the era. Featuring Chris Barber’s long-time clarinettist David Horniblow , US pianist Andrew Oliver, guitarist Dave Kelbie of Evan Christopher’s Django à la Creole fame and bassist Louis Thomas.

WHY? ‘Inspired!’ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@thedimenotes
@nordenfarm

The Dime Notes 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.

Autumn
Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct, 10 Oct – 7 Nov and 14 Nov – 12 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  21 Nov
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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.

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 11 Oct, 18 Oct - 22 Nov and 29 Nov - 20 Dec
9.30am - 10.45am
£28 per 4 week course
£42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

  •  22 Nov
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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.

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept – 20 Dec (exc 1 Nov)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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

SOLD OUT
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Acrylics: Still Life in an Oil Style

Led by Karen Carter

We will learn how to use acrylics in a thick impasto style to mimic the qualities of oil paint, incorporating structure gel and palette knife work to add body to the picture surface. We will also look at the use of glazes and varnishes to modify and enhance our work. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable.

Fri 22 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | plus £1 cost to tutor

  •  22 Nov SOLD OUT
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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.

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 11 Oct, 18 Oct - 22 Nov and 29 Nov - 20 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£28 per 4 week course
£42 per 6 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.

Fri 20 Sept - 20 Dec (exc 1 and 15 Nov)
2pm – 3pm
£6 per session, including one free carer

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Non-Fiction (15)

Dir: Olivier Assayas 2018 | 107 mins, FR

(French with English subtitles)

Alain is a successful Parisian publisher struggling to adapt to the digital revolution. He rejects the latest piece from author Léonard. Léonard has his affair with Alain’s wife Selena to comfort him. But events force them into confronting their double lives in a comedy of art, affairs and midlife crises.

WHY? The latest comedy-drama from Olivier Assayas, starring Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet

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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Digi Den

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. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

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

Autumn
Fri 13 Sept - 29 Nov (exc 4 Oct and 1 Nov)
5pm - 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

  •  22 Nov
SOLD OUT
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The Scummy Mummies Show

Join comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA.

Expect stand-up, sketches, songs, and some very scummy stories. Guaranteed to make parents laugh and non-parents happy about their life choices.

Based on the hit Scummy Mummies podcast and best-selling book. As seen in The Sunday Times and heard on Radio 4.

WHY? 'Likeably straight-talking' The Telegraph

'Very funny' The Guardian

'Hilarious' Broadway Baby

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@scummymummies
@nordenfarm

Scummy Mummies website

  •  22 Nov SOLD OUT
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Julian Siegel (saxes)

This immensely creative musician returns for an evening of brilliant jazz, fresh from performing at this summer’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival.

Forming a duo with trumpeter, Paul Jordanous and the superb Pendulum Rhythm Section headed by Clark Tracey (drums), with Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? ‘A world class saxophonist’ Jazz UK

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Presented by Jazz at the Farm

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Salsa at the Farm

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

Finish your week on a high! Join us for cosy nights of dancing to popular salsa tracks throughout the autumn and winter. Make Friday your fun night at the farm as we share how to dance authentic salsa with you.

8pm-9pm
Salsa class for beginners, improvers and those new to Cuban salsa, or those who simply want to practice their technique. Our aim is to offer you fun classes that introduce you to authentic salsa and then consolidate your experience in a friendly environment.

9.15pm-10.15pm
Social dancing for all, including a 30 mins masterclass for experienced salseros – only £5. Let us help you to perfect your Cuban motion, increase your repertoire of moves and become more adept at responding to the music and your partner.

Remember, you don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun!


Autumn

Fri 13 Sept - 18 Oct and Fri 1 Nov - 13 Dec (exc 15 Nov)
8pm-9pm | Class for beginners/improvers and those new to Cuban salsa
9.15pm-10.15pm | Social for all including a masterclass for experienced salseros
£7 per class | £42 for the 6-weeks
£5 for social
£10 for both | £60 for the 6-weeks

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Social Salsa at the Farm

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

Finish your week on a high! Join us for cosy nights of dancing to popular salsa tracks throughout the autumn and winter. Make Friday your fun night at the farm as we share how to dance authentic salsa with you.

8pm-9pm
Salsa class for beginners, improvers and those new to Cuban salsa, or those who simply want to practice their technique. Our aim is to offer you fun classes that introduce you to authentic salsa and then consolidate your experience in a friendly environment.

9.15pm-10.15pm
Social dancing for all, including a 30 mins masterclass for experienced salseros – only £5. Let us help you to perfect your Cuban motion, increase your repertoire of moves and become more adept at responding to the music and your partner.

Remember, you don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun!


Autumn

Fri 13 Sept - 18 Oct and Fri 1 Nov - 13 Dec (exc 15 Nov)
8pm-9pm | Class for beginners/improvers and those new to Cuban salsa
9.15pm-10.15pm | Social for all including a masterclass for experienced salseros
£7 per class | £42 for the 6-weeks
£5 for social
£10 for both | £60 for the 6-weeks

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

A dynamic yoga class with precise alignment focus. Linking the breath with a flow of postures and time at the end for relaxation will leave you feeling stronger, more flexible, calm and renewed. Deborah Le Vene-Page has been teaching yoga since 2005, her classes are fun, friendly, inspiring and suitable for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

Suitable for 18+ years

Autumn
Sat 7 Sept - 23 Nov and Sat 30 Nov - 7 Dec (drop in)
10am – 11.15am
£10 per class | £96 per 12 week term

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

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Parveen Chana

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.

Autumn
Sat 21 Sept – 30 Nov (exc 2 Nov)
10am – 11am
£67 per 10 week term


Suitable for 6+ years.

  •  23 Nov
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Lantern Making 2.0

Led by Same Sky.

Get ready to join the parade!

Lantern Making 2.0 is brand new this year and takes place across 6 hours at Norden Farm.

Across a full day, working as a group, guided by our professional artist you will create a large-scale willow structure which will shine bright in the parade!

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The Carnival of the Animals - Saturday Lantern Making Workshops

Led by Same Sky.

Get ready to join the parade!

Short and sweet lantern making - get parade ready in 20 mins! Drop in to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night.

Suitable for all ages 3+ years

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (15)

Dir: Stanley Nelson 2019 | 115 mins, US

Telling the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn. The central theme of Miles Davis's life was his restless determination to break boundaries. It made him a star. For the people who loved him most, it also made him incredibly difficult to live with.

WHY? Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes and rare photos

'Stanley Nelson's superbly crafted documentary taps deep into the mystique of Miles Davis: his sound, stardom, and cult of personality.' Variety

Read the full review here

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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George Egg: Movable Feast

Brand new comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage.

In this show he’s on the road! It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals.

George demonstrates how to cook with an engine, procure items from the train buffet trolley and turn unexpected roadworks into a picnic. Three plates of gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.

WHY? 'Brilliantly funny' The Guardian

'Trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes' The Scotsman

Suitable for age 14+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc )

@georgeegg
@nordenfarm

George Egg's website

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Harry and Chris - This One's for the Aliens

Harry and Chris (Guardian Pick of the Fringe 2018) are at the top of their field, having invented the field of comedy-rap-jazz.

They’ve sold out three Edinburgh shows, appeared on the Russell Howard Hour and were called ‘fabulously entertaining’ by Jonathan Ross (we didn’t even pay him). From the ridiculous to the sublime, the world’s greatest comedy-rap-jazz duo bring award-winning wordplay, awe-inspiring musicality, eyebrow-raising bromance and unashamed joy to the biggest PR task of all time - spinning planet earth.

'The duo’s best show yet' ★★★★★ Sunday Post

'One thing’s for sure, with Harry and Chris at the helm this planet is in safe hands' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'Their show is unique, intelligent and very entertaining, that does indeed enlighten the soul' ★★★★★ Deadline News

★★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@harrynchris
@nordenfarm

Harry and Chris' website

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