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Shut Down, not Shut Up! Family Poetry (online)

Led by Simon Mole

Free poetry workshops for ages 4+ years and accompanying grown ups.

Goggles! Umbrella! Hullaballoo! Out of all the words in the world what’s your favourite?
Join poet Simon Mole on a quest to find the best sounding words in existence, and possibly make up a few new ones too…

The group will play some fun games and activities to build skills and confidence on Zoom before Simon leads a step by step poetry tutorial to help you write your own work.

These summer sessions are the first of an exciting longer project - be part of the writing (and performance!) team for one of the first events to be hosted at Norden Farm in the Autumn once the venue re-opens.

Make sure you have a pen and paper at the ready.

Wed 5 and 12 Aug
10.15am - 10.55am
Free Workshop - places are limited and must be booked in advance
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

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Yoga for Beginners (online)

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.

17 Jun - 8 Jul, 15 July - 12 Aug (exc 29 Jul)
11am – 12.15pm
£10 per class | £28 per 4 week online course
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Shut Down, not Shut Up! Poetry Workshops (online)

Led by Simon Mole

Free workshops for ages 18+ years.

The building might be shut down for now, but we can still speak up!

Following on from the successful All Write Together series of online writing workshops during lockdown, poet Simon Mole is back!

Get creative with your communities and be part of the writing (and performance!) team for one of the first events to be hosted at Norden Farm in autumn once the venue re-opens.

Who are we? What can we be together as we re-emerge? What world do we want to come back to?

Bards of Berkshire! Poetry People! Lyrical Locals! From absolute beginners to experienced wordsmiths, this is for you!

Have a pen and paper handy during the workshop.

Free Workshops, spaces are limited so must be pre-booked
Wed 5 and 12 Aug 11.15am - 12.15pm
Booking cut off: 9am on the day of each workshop

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Crochet Social (online)

Led by Sophie Woods

Do you like to crochet? Join us for a virtual drop in session - grab your hook, grab your yarn and lets get crocheting!

This is a social session where you will have opportunity to work on your own crochet projects and meet new people at the same time. Sophie will be on hand to answer your crochet questions and will also provide a couple of pattern ideas that you can try out, if you'd like to try something new.

Experience of crochet is required, and you will need to supply your own crocheting materials/project to work on.

Wed 8 Jul and 5 Aug
6pm - 7pm
£2 per person
Booking cut off time: 4pm on the day of each event

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Acoustic Guitar (online) - 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? These are fun and informative online lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.


Wed 6 May - 3 Jun, 10 Jun - 8 Jul, 15 Jul - 12 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week online course

  •   5 Aug
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Acoustic Guitar (online) - 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? These are fun and informative online lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Wed 6 May - 3 Jun, 10 Jun - 8 Jul, 15 Jul - 12 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

  •   5 Aug
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Zumba (online)

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!

Thur 23 Apr – 6 Aug
10am – 11am
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Kite Making Workshops (online)

Led by Community Kite Project

Our much-loved Kite Making Workshops are going online!

Just because we can’t be together to make and fly kites this year, it doesn’t mean the fun has to stop!

Get involved in our online Kite Making workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky at your local park – don’t forget to send us a photo or video!

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project.

In these online sessions our practitioners will guide you through the process of making a Japanese Sode Kite.

Join us via Zoom to make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky!

Each ticket includes access to the live, online workshop and everything you need to make and fly your kite! All you will need are pens to decorate your creation.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

Thur 23 Jul - 13 Aug
11am - 11.45am
£10 per kite (includes materials - packs must be collected from Norden Farm)
Booking cut off time: Tickets must be booked by Tuesday (end of day) before each Thursday workshop.
Kite packs can be collected from the gate at Norden Farm between 4pm – 5pm on the Wednesday before each Thursday workshop.

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Acoustic Guitar (online) - Beginners (Thurs)

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 online lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Thur 7 May - 4 Jun, Thur 11 Jun - 9 Jul, Thur 16 Jul - 13 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

  •   6 Aug
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Acoustic Guitar (online) - Intermediate (Thurs)

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 online lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Thur 7 May - 4 Jun, Thur 11 Jun - 9 Jul, Thur 16 Jul - 13 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

  •   6 Aug
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Chill Club – Yoga for ages 5 - 11 years (online)

Led by Carly Brown

Yoga sessions designed for primary school aged children.

We will cover lots of different yoga poses in a fun and gentle way. Using our imaginations, we will look at how nature and wildlife inspires many yoga poses and exercises, lion breath for courage, tree pose for strength, cat pose for flexibility for example.

We will then take a short savasana (blanket time) to classical piano music. This resting time allows all the work and play to settle into the children’s bodies and brains. Each session will finish with a poem or reading.

You will need one yoga mat and one blanket each.

Suitable for ages 5 - 11 years.

31 Jul - 14 Aug
10.30am – 11am
£22.50 per 3 week term or £8 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

We want everyone to be safe while practising yoga at home so please ensure that all children are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear and that you have suitable space to move in and have cleared the space of any potential hazards.

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Digi Den - Summer Sessions (online)

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club!

Reconnect with the Digi Den community via weekly Zoom workshops. Share your creativity, explore music and film editing!

You will need: Paper to draw or write on and any pencils, pens or art supplies you may like to use. The project will adapt to incorporate any other supplies individuals may have.

Suitable for School Years 7 - 13.

Fri 31 Jul - 21 Aug
5.15pm - 6.45pm
£32 per 4 week term
Booking cut off time: Friday 31 July 12pm

  •   7 Aug

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