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If Beale Street Could Talk (15)

Dir: Barry Jenkins 2018 | 119 mins, US

1970s Harlem. Wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her fiancé Alonzo, nicknamed Fonny. Friends since childhood, the couple dream of a future together. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit.

Nominated for two BAFTAs and three Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.

WHY? Adapted from James Baldwin’s novel by Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

'With his follow-up to best picture winner Moonlight, the writer-director brings James Baldwin’s 1974 novel to the screen with heartbreaking, visually audacious results' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£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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Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

This exciting course covers techniques and design. Modern calligraphy is a growing art form seen on high streets, advertising and gifts. Wherever you are, it is there. Why not improve your techniques and design style and see if you can find your unique self-expression.

Spring
Thur 21 Mar– 9 May (exc 4, 11, 18 Apr)
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 for 5 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor

  •  21 Mar SOLD OUT
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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!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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.

'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

Thursdays or Sundays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  21 Mar
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John Percy: Metaphorically Speaking

In this exhibition, the artist presents paintings that explore choice, decision and chance as a metaphor for the process of living in a modern, complex world.

The aim is to make enigmatic, poetically powerful, contemplative objects expressing a sense of the continual struggle between necessary order and desirable anarchy.

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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!

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

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

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

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.

'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

Thursdays or Sundays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

  •  21 Mar
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Acoustic Guitar - 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 9 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 6 and 10 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 10 Jan – 14 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 7 and 11 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  21 Mar
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Ivo Graham - Motion Sickness

A feisty new hour about facing the future, named after his fourth favourite Hot Chip song (and a beaut by Phoebe Bridgers).

As seen/heard on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live From The BBC, Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier, Fighting Talk, The Now Show, It’s Not What You Know, and eating Subway sandwiches in petrol stations.

WHY? 'Endlessly amusing hour from the politest man in comedy' ★★★★ The I

Studio
£12

Ivo's Website

@IvoGraham
@nordenfarm

  •  21 Mar SOLD OUT
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All is True (12A)

Dir: Kenneth Branagh 2018 | 101 mins, UK

The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.

WHY? Kenneth Branagh stars and directs, alongside Judi Dench and Ian McKellen

'Kenneth Branagh's witty, lovely meditation on Shakespeare's legacy' ★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review

£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. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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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 10 Jan – 14 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 7 and 11 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  21 Mar
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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 11 Jan – 15 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 12 Apr and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course
£49 per 7 week course


Summer
Fri 7 Jun – 12 Jul (exc 19 Jul) and Fri 26 Jul – 23 Aug
9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

  •  22 Mar
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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners learn techniques including sawing, filing, polishing, ring making, stone setting, texturing, doming and soldering, to make some beautiful jewellery. More experienced participants are taken forward with their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor for 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 8 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 29 Mar and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
10am – 12pm
£84 per course

Summer
Fri 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul (drop in session)
10am – 12pm
£84 per course, £16.80 drop in session

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  22 Mar
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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
Fridays (from 11 Jan, exc 22 Feb, 15 Mar, 12, 19 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Summer
Fridays (exc 31 May, 19 Jul)
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

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Linoprinting in Colour

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Take the simple process of linoprinting and explore a variety of different ways to introduce colour into your images. We will produce a set of single and multi-colour prints in this structured but relaxed workshop exploring techniques such as spot inking, rainbow rolls, chine colle, stencils & masks.

  •  22 Mar 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.

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 15 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 12 Apr and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
11am – 12.15pm
£35 per 5 week course
£42 per 6 week course
£49 per 7 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Summer
Fri 7 Jun – 12 Jul (exc 19 Jul) and Fri 26 Jul – 23 Aug
11am – 12.15m
£35 per 5 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.

SOLD OUT
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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson

Beginners learn techniques including sawing, filing, polishing, ring making, stone setting, texturing, doming and soldering, to make some beautiful jewellery. More experienced participants are taken forward with their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor for 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Spring
Fri 11 Jan – 8 Feb, Fri 1 Mar – 29 Mar and Fri 26 Apr – 24 May
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course

Summer
Fri 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul (drop in session)
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per course, £16.80 drop in session

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  22 Mar
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Digi Den I

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.

Spring
Fridays (from 11 Jan, exc 22 Feb)
5pm – 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

Summer
Fridays (from Fri 3 May)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

  •  22 Mar
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A New Flame - The Simply Red Tribute Show

Simply reRED

The exceptional 9-piece band recreates every slick groove and perfect melody from Mick Hucknall’s remarkable global career in an unparalleled display of authenticity and style, guaranteed to keep the audience dancing and singing all night.

Expect a truly memorable evening of great music, featuring the vocals of Dave Duckmanton as Mick Hucknall.

WHY? With all the hits including Stars, Money's Too Tight To Mention and Holding Back The Years

Courtyard Theatre
£16

A New Flame website

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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

Spring
Sat 12 Jan (drop in session)
Sat 19 Jan – 6 Apr
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term

Summer
Sat 4 May – 20 Jul
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £88 per 11 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.

Spring
Saturdays (from 26 Jan, exc 23 Feb)
10am - 11am
£67 per 10 week term

Summer
Saturdays (from 11 Jan, exc 1 Jun)
10am – 11am
£67 per 10 week term


Suitable for 6+ years.

  •  23 Mar
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Songs from Ireland

Pat Abernethy (from Belfast) and Dave Marsden (from Dublin) return to their Irish roots for this intimate evening of music and stories.

All the songs reflect the Irish spirit in its many forms - nostalgia, romance, emigration, politics, loss, humour and more. Between songs, you will also be regaled with stories from their days in Ireland.

WHY? Featuring songs from the likes of Paul Brady, Tommy Makem, The Furey Brothers, Van Morrison and Val Doonican

Presented by Isosceles.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Instant Family (12A)

Dir: Sean Anders 2018 | 118 mins, US

When Pete and Ellie choose to start a family, they stumble head first into the world of foster care adoption. After they learn their perfect foster child has two other siblings, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.

WHY? Heart-warming comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne and Octavia Spencer

'An engaging, entertaining comedy-drama with its heart in the right place' Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£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.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Wednesday 27 March 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.

about 4 hours ago Create a play in just three days – impossible I hear you cry! Well, not with our fantastic Spring Holiday course –… https://t.co/yXHHylwj30

about 4 hours ago Create a play in just three days – impossible I hear you cry! Well, not with our fantastic Spring Holiday course – Make a Play in 3 Days! Over three jammed packed days children will learn theatre skills, acting techniques and script writing all before performing their masterpiece. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/quest-make-a-play-in-3-days

about 17 hours ago It was a man's world. So she changed it. One the Basis of Sex tells the remarkable tale of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her fight for equality – watch the film and see just how she did it. Screenings from Fri 20 Mar --> https://norden.farm/events/on-the-basis-of-sex-12a

about 19 hours ago Gimme, Gimme, Gimme more ABBA! After 20 years of performances, Gimme Abba are now established as one of the best loved UK tributes to ABBA! So come along and see their 20th Anniversary tour on Friday 16 August --> https://norden.farm/events/gimme-abba-20th-anniversary-tour

about 20 hours ago This Mother’s Day spend some quality time with your little one and join us for our Gospel Concertini - featuring the IDMC Gospel Choir! Sing, dance and clap along to hits from Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers on Sun 31 Mar at 11.30am and 2pm --> https://norden.farm/events/gospel-concertini

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1 day ago We are very excited to share this video with you today! Look out for a glimpse of our wonderful Youth Theatre Academy rehearsing in the Long Barn ahead of their National Theatre Connections performances! #wemakemaidenhead

1 day ago Ever wanted to join the circus? Well you can at our circus skills workshops this school holiday! Learn how to walk on a tightrope, unicyle and juggle at our Explore Day - Circus Skills Workshops on Friday 19 April. More info, the full line up and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/future/quest

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