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Zumba (Thursdays)

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!

Summer
Thur 2 May - 1 Aug

11.30am – 12.30pm

£7 per class | £30 for 5 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please note that the session on Thursday 11 July will be led by Carla Leech

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Showstopper Tots

Led by Mairi Cowieson

Musical Theatre themed music and movement classes for ages 2 -5 years. Younger siblings are welcome. Under 6 months free.

Join us for our exciting Lion King themed term.

I Just Can't Wait to be King! so, come and join me and our other little lion cubs, as we get ready for our Morning Report and sing Hakuna Matata.

The classes take the children on an adventure, exploring the music and story of The Lion King, learning a dance to help with their coordination, singing songs and playing drama games to help with their confidence and ending each class with our mini theatre and story song, written especially for Showstopper UK, by fabulous West End composers.

This story song is added to each week to enhance their engagement and concentration skills. It's also fun for the parents/carers who attend with their little ones.

Age guidance 2-5 years.

Summer
Thur 20 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul and 25 Jul
2pm - 2.45pm

£40 (1 adult and 1 child) for the 5 week course
Siblings (aged 6 months +) £24 per 6 week course

£8 (1 adult and 1 child) drop in
Siblings (aged 6 months +) £4.80 drop in

Siblings under 6 months free

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Challengers (15)

Dir: Luca Guadagnino 2023 | 131 mins

From visionary filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, Challengers stars Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach and a force of nature who makes no apologies for her game on and off the court.

Married to a champion on a losing streak (Mike Faist), Tashi’s strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against the washed-up Patrick (Josh O’Connor) – his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend.

As their pasts and presents collide, and tensions run high, Tashi must ask herself, what will it cost to win.

‘Zendaya leads a thrilling, intoxicating and extravagantly sexy tennis psychodrama’ ★★★★★ Independent

£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.

Neon Members - Free membership for ages 16 - 25
£5 (offer applied in basket once logged in). Find out more about Neon Membership here.

Bring Baby Screening   
The screening on Fri 14 Jun 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.   

Visible

Exhibition by BCA.

Visible is the theme of a group exhibition by students studying the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design & Communication at Berkshire College of Agriculture.

The concept of visible has been explored through a variety of different specialist technical skills, materials and processes to present imaginative, personal and informed outcomes. Disciplines include textiles, animation, illustration, painting and printmaking. The artworks are vibrant, engaging and thought-provoking.

Norden Farm Gallery

Tues 11 Jun - Sat 22 Jun

5pm - 10.30pm

Entry is Free

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Bollybhangra Dance Fit

Led by Nanda Sharma

Welcome to Bollybhangra Dance Fitness Party sessions! Nanda teaches her original choreographies to top hits from Bollywood, Bhangra, Belly dance and also other international music and dance rhythms.

The joyful music and movements encourage us to open our hearts and minds to possibilities, improve wellbeing and body-confidence and encourage us to embrace our individuality.

Enjoy the benefits of dance on flexibility and balance, health and fitness, and mood, memory, in a fun and friendly environment, at your own pace- no pressure. Beginners welcome.

Every class feels like a party and your place awaits! Dress up or dress down, some colour, sequins and a jingly bellydance scarf will add to your experience!
Bring water, a towel, wear dance sneakers or trainers.

Spring
Thur 21 Mar - 25 Apr, exc 11 Apr (5 weeks)
6.30pm - 7.30pm

£11 per session or £45 for 5 week course

Summer
Thur 2 May - 6 Jun (6 weeks)
Thur 20 Jun - 25 Jul (6 weeks)

£11 per session or £54 for 6 week course

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (C)

Led by Jim Maving

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level:

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Summer
Thur 2 May - 30 May (5 weeks)
Thur 13 Jun - 11 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 18 Jul - 15 Aug, exc 25 Jul (4 weeks)
7pm - 8pm

£50 per 5 week course, £40 per 4 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

  •  20 Jun
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Book Club

Share your thoughts on contemporary fiction with other readers in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

This season our Book Club will be reading

Summer

Thursday 9 May
The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak (368 pages)

Thursday 20 June
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (368 pages)

Thursday 18 July
Trust by Hernan Diaz (416 pages)

Thursday 15 August
Jack by Marilynne Robinson (320 pages)

September
Politics on the Edge by Rory Stewart (464 pages)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Spaces are limited, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

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The Teacher's Lounge (12A)

Dir: Ilker Çatak 2024 | 99 mins

German with English subtitles.

A brilliantly observed, Oscar-nominated drama - expertly exploring the fault lines of contemporary society.

Carla Nowak, a dedicated teacher, starts working at a high school when one of her students is suspected of theft. Idealist Carla decides to take the matter into her own hands, while confronting the structures of the school system and the consequences of her own actions.

'A classic in the making' ★★★★★ The Guardian

£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.

Neon Members - Free membership for ages 16 - 25
£5 (offer applied in basket once logged in). Find out more about Neon Membership here.

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Jim Maving

Play guitar but stuck in a rut? Want to play some notable songs and impress your friends? Then this is the course for you. Rediscover your 6-string and why you took it up originally.

Learn some classic songs as well as learning your pentationic scales, slide guitar and alternate tunings

Summer
Thur 2 May - 30 May (5 weeks)
Thur 13 Jun - 11 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 18 Jul - 15 Aug, exc 25 Jul (4 weeks)

8.30pm - 9.30pm

£50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week course

Alternative classes include:

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  20 Jun
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Intermediate Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is suited to those who have been practising for at least 6. My intention for this class is to move our practise forward, explore different avenues and approaches to the traditional postures. We will be aiming to be going deeper into ‘awareness’ and ‘noticing’.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of over 20 years of practice and study, perhaps moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential approach. Whilst looking at traditional Hatha Yoga postures and pranayamas, I will be encouraging fun and freedom within the traditional structure, whilst taking into our awareness fundamental anatomical and functional aspects required by our bodies for maximum wellbeing benefits.

Please bring a blanket, a yoga / Pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Spring
Fri 22 Mar - 26 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)

Summer
Fri 3 May - 31 May (5 weeks)
Fri 7 Jun - 12 Jul, exc 28 Jun (5 weeks)
Fri 19 Jul - 16 Aug, exc 9 Aug (4 weeks)

11am - 12.15pm
£12 per session | or £45 per 5 week course | or £36 per 4 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

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Funky Monkeys

An energetic and creative music and movement class for babies and children under 5.

This fun and funky session uses lights, puppets, parachute, instruments and music to get your little ones moving!

Suitable for ages 9 months - 5 years.

Summer
3 May - 26 Jul, exc 31 May, 28 Jun
11am - 11.45am

£7.50 | Siblings (18 months +) £4.50 | £26 for 4 sessions a term (this offer doesn't include the sibling ticket)

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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Pottery - Explore Press Moulds

Led by Helen D Evans

This 5 week course is for people with all abilities.

Whether you want to come and give Pottery a try or if you have some experience of working with clay, you may want to use the time to work on your own projects based on using and exploring Press Moulds.

The intention is to spend the first two weeks using coils, stamps and carving with ready made and found moulds.
The third week will be using moulds to make modified work
The fourth week - time for you to experiment.
The final week will be spent glazing. This session will be slightly longer to give you time to finesse your pieces. (3hrs)

Your work will then be fired off-site and then ready to collect from Norden Farm.
The price includes: Clay, use of tools, Underglazes, a selection glazes and 2 x firing of your work.

All work will be fired to Earthenware.

You may want to bring with you:
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils
A cloth to wipe your hands on
An apron
Any clay tools you may have.

After the course.
Helen will notify you regarding the collection of your work which usually takes between 4-6 weeks

Fri 31 May - Fri 28 June (5 weeks)
11am - 1pm (except 28 June 11am - 2pm)

£120

  •  21 Jun
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Bring Baby Choir

Singing is a great way to relieve stress and promote well-being.

Meet new people and take some time for you in this new acappella choir for mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their babies!

It is a baby friendly class, created especially so you can bring the baby you care for. Grown ups are in a semi circle (with room for your buggy next to you) and babies can sit, crawl or play on the blanket in front of you.

These uplifting classes are led by conductor/composer (and mum) Marta Radwan. There's no auditions, no singing experience is needed and you don't need to have a 'good voice' - just an openness to have a go! You'll be sure to know the songs and there will even be some which include your little one.

There's also:
* Free on-site parking
* Café (open all day)
* Baby changing facilities

Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 18 months

Drop in sessions Fri 19 Apr and 26 Apr
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Summer
Fri 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Fri 14 Jun - 19 Jul, exc 28 Jun (5 weeks)


Please note that the session on Fri 17 May will be covered by Zoe Hatch.

£10 per session | £48 for 6 weeks | £40 for 5 week course

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Kidnapped (12A)

Dir: Marco Bellocchio 2023 | 134 mins

Italian with English subtitles.

The film follows the true story of how a six-year-old Jewish boy, Edgardo Mortara, was taken by the Catholic Church following claims that he was baptised by the family’s maid as a baby.

While the distraught Mortara family fight to get him back, they find themselves at the epicentre of a wider historical battle between the forces of Catholic authoritarianism and the growing opposition movement.

'A classic in the making' ★★★★★ The Guardian

'Kidnapped is an expertly paced, gorgeously shot and evocative true story of faith, family, and the power of people coming together to right deeply ingrained wrongs' ★★★★★ Empire

£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.

Neon Members - Free membership for ages 16 - 25
£5 (offer applied in basket once logged in). Find out more about Neon Membership here.

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Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir

Led by Dr Marta Mathea Radwan

Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir is a fun, friendly, non-auditioned choir for everyone. We learn by ear, so you don’t need music experience. Our music ranges from gospel, world and jazz to pop and classical - anything that sounds great and is a joy to sing. Joining us is a great way to meet people and sing your stress away.

Summer
Fri 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Fri 4 Jun - 19 Jul, exc 28 Jun (5 weeks)

Please note that the session on Fri 17 May will be covered by Zoe Hatch.

2pm - 3.30pm

£12 per session | £60 for 6 week course | £50 for 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

About the tutor
Dr Marta Mathea Radwan is an award-winning vocalist, composer and musical director. Heralding from Poland and with over 30 years' experience in musical performance, Marta conducts choirs around London, including: jazz group Alle Choir London, Offbeat a cappella community choirs in Acton and Richmond, and Singing for Fun groups at Brunel University London.

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St John’s Chamber Orchestra – Concert for Midsummer’s Day

Join us for this special concert featuring two of the most popular of all concertos, played by outstanding soloists from the Royal Academy of Music.

Olwen Miles (violin)
Khrystyna Mykhailichenko (piano)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1
Grieg Piano Concerto

Sicilian-born violinist Olwen Miles plays the Bruch, while the Grieg will be performed by Khrystyna Mykkailichenko, a Ukrainian refugee studying with Joanna MacGregor.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | Under 18s Free

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The Will Gibson Quartet

Will Gibson is a younger Lion on the London jazz scene.

His playing is influenced by the power tenor sax players Mike Brecker, Joe Hendeson, John Coltrane - however there’s as much a softer side to his tone too.

An effortless musical talent and impeccable taste. The music tonight will be a selection of pieces and themes from the 70’s and 80’s and 90’s when jazz dipped its toes in more rocky waters. This is very uplifting heartfelt and emotive music.

What to listen for – Will Gibson’s tone is enchanting, perfectly in tune and tasteful. Also listen to how the drummer frames the musical ideas, with a call and response effect.

Will Gibson (tenor Sax/woodwind)
Alex Hutton (piano/keyboards)
Darren McCarthy (Bass)
Andy Ball (Drums)

Studio
£16

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Salsa

Led by SalsaStyle

Specialising for twenty years in providing individual attention to help you develop dance techniques and grow in confidence. SalsaStyle will ensure everyone feels welcome no matter what level.

Spring
22 Mar - 26 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)

Summer
Fri 3 May - 7 Jun, exc 17 May (5 weeks)
Fri 14 Jun - 19 Jul (6 weeks)
Fri 26 Jul - 16 Aug (4 weeks)

8.15pm - 9.15pm
£12 per session | £50 for 5 weeks | £60 for 6 weeks | £40 for 4 weeks

Don't forget to stay for the Salsa Social from 9.15pm - 10pm: stay after the class for a dance and drink!

Box Office closes at 8pm but online booking is still available.

Click here for more information about SalsaStyle.

Please note that the class on Friday 8 March will be led by Darren and Tara.

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

Align and Flow Yoga is influenced by the biomechanics and heart orientated philosophy of the Anusara Hatha style of yoga. With a specific alignment focus within the flow of postures the practice will tone and strengthen the body, improve posture and create more freedom in the body and mind resulting in a calm and relaxed state of being.

Each week there will be a different theme weaving its’ way through the session, but a typical class starts with breathing techniques to centre and ground, poses to warm up and then progresses to a fun and challenging mix of vinyasa and alignment yoga.

This class is designed to cultivate focus, stamina, strength, and flexibility. Leaving time at the end for a well-deserved relaxation.

Come prepared for an energising class that will also leave you feeling relaxed.

Suitable for 18+ years

Summer
Sat 4 May - 22 Jun (8 weeks)
Please note that Sarah Norman will be covering the class on Sat 10 May and Lindi Bilgorri will be covering the class on 8 Jun

Sat 29 Jun - 17 Aug (8 weeks)
Please note that Lindi Bilgorri will be covering the class on 29 Jun

£12.50 per session | £84 for 8 week course and £73.50 for 7 week course

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

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Architecture in the Landscape using Line and Wash

Led by Jo Hall.

Use line and watercolour wash to depict a building in the landscape; this may be a humble croft or a castle. Bring your own reference or use that supplied by the tutor. There will be plenty of time to practice mark making and texturing with various tools/pens before making a more considered drawing and adding colour. Please bring your own materials and equipment as detailed below.

Materials and equipment:
Watercolours, brushes, water pots, palette
Drawing board, table easel or block to tilt your board, tape to attach paper, paper towel
India ink (preferably waterproof when dry), twig, dip pen (bamboo or metal)
Small natural sponge, old toothbrush
Paper; cartridge paper for exercises in mark making, watercolour paper NOT (cold pressed) or HP (hot pressed) surface for final painting
Some paper will be available from the tutor at cost.

Sat 22 Jun
11am - 4pm
£42

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Zumba (Saturdays)

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!

Summer
Sat 4 May - 17 Aug

11.30am – 12.30pm
£7 per class | £30 for 5 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please note that the session on Saturday 13 July will be led by Carla Leech

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I’m Every Whitney

Kieshia and her fantastic million dollar band bring an incredible tribute to the late, great, Whitney Houston.

Her number one show is shared up and down the country, and brings Whitney’s greatest hits. From I Wanna Dance with Somebody and So Emotional to Greatest Love of All and I Will Always Love You.

Described as a stunning impersonator of the legendary Whitney Houston…Kieshia is up there with the very best!

Join Kieshia for an evening of fun, laughter and nostalgia as I’m Every Whitney takes you on an unmissable ride to remember the Queen of the Divas.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Please note that the start time is 8pm, not 7.30pm as advertised on the promotional flyers.

I'm Every Whitney's website

Insta imeverywhitneylive
Fb I’m Every Whitney - The Sensational Tribute to Whitney Houston

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The Vinyl Frontier: Forgotten Classics

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

You know when you're asked if you can remember a song by an act you've never heard of and reply 'No'. Then it's played and your reaction is 'Oh, yes THAT one!'.

That's our definition of a forgotten classic. 10 participants will present their forgotten classic and the audience decides it's favourite.

Studio
£10

Other Vinyl Frontier events this season include:
Sat 25 May: Legend - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Sat 27 Jul: Singles Championship 2024


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