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Kipper's Snowy Day

Christmas 2021 at Norden Farm! Based on the award winning children's books about Kipper the Dog by Mick Inkpen.

It's snowing! And Kipper is very excited...
Kipper, Tiger, Pig and Arnold go on an adventure in the snow - but can they find their way home?

Join this magical world of puppets and mischief, filled with original songs and music. This warm-hearted Christmas show is perfect for children and their families.

‘A classic children’s tale… perfectly expresses the excitement of Christmas Eve and playing in the snow… superb’ ★★★★ The Stage

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Created by Slot Machine, the company that brought the hit Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Miki to Norden Farm.

‘An ideal show for young children – and a great way to introduce them to live theatre’ Families Magazine


Relaxed Performances:
Performances on Sat 4 Dec at 11am and Wed 29 Dec at 11am are Relaxed - Ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

A visual story of a visit to see Kipper's Snowy Day can be downloaded below.

Pre-show 'Touch Tours' for children with autism and blind and partially sighted children can be arranged. Please contact Box Office for more details.


Ticket Information:
£14.50 | £12.50 under 16s
£50 Family & Friends (4 people)

Run time: Approximately 55 mins

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Kayleigh's Crafts - On Demand Craft Kits

Purchase your craft kits, collect from the Cafe Bar, then tune into the on demand video to get creative!

Hello Autumn
Decorate your own felt wreath and leaf windchime! Your kit includes everything you'll need to have some Autumn themed fun with stickers, pens and work sheet activities. Don't forget to watch our video to follow along at home!


Mystical Magic
Make and decorate your own wizard/witch hat! Your kit includes everything you'll need to have some magical fun including a scratch art magnet, magic wand and design your own playing card. Don't forget to watch our video to follow along at home!


Superheroes
Create your own superhero puppet! Your kit includes everything you need to make you very own hand puppet as well as your own glider to assemble. Dress as a hero with your very own mask, snap bracelet and superhero tattoo!


Ahoy Matey
Decorate your own wooden pirate ship! Your kit includes everything you need to decorate and assemble you own pirate ship decoration. Have fun with the activity book, worksheets, stickers and your very own pirate hat!


Simply tune in and get creative at a time that suits you! We'd love to see your photos - you can tag us on social media @nordenfarm!

Suitable for ages 4+ years.
£5 per pack

Packs can be booked by selecting your preferred collection date (Tuesdays 11am - 4pm, Wednesday - Saturdays 11am - 9pm). Collect your pre-booked kit from our Café Bar by showing them your booking confirmation email.

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Beginners Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

These 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.

This is a blended class, taking place both in person at Norden Farm and online.

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

11am – 12.15pm
£10 per session, £35 per 5 week course

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Hot Desk at the Farm

Looking for somewhere different to work? Need a break from your usual desk? Rent a co-working space in the 18th century farmhouse at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead.

For £40 per desk per day (+ VAT) you can expect:

• A desk space in a co-working office in a creative environment
• Available from 11am to 10pm Tuesday to Saturday
• Free WiFi
• Free parking and bike racks
• On site Café and Bar – for breaks or business meetings
• Access to tea and coffee making facilities
• 3 workstations available

This is a unique working environment, a place where you can network with other creatives.

There’s on site entertainment every day (cinema, gigs, comedy) and bookable meeting spaces including the atmospheric Long Barn which holds up to 80 people.

So if you need a break from your normal working day, become part of the vibrant community at Norden Farm.

Just book your spot online and turn up!


Covid safety:
Our co-working spaces are located in the Farmhouse. So that the room can be sanitised between each use, the booking cut off for a Hot Desk is 9pm the night before.
Hand sanitiser stations can be found at each entrance to the building and at other points throughout the venue. Please use the sanitiser on arrival.
You can read more Covid safety information here.

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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for people with some Pilates experience or those who are looking for a slightly more challenging class. Still covering alignment, breathing and centering but with more focus on strengthening and toning your body. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

You will need your own mat.

Wed 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Wed 13 Oct - 17 Nov, Wed 24 Nov- 22 Dec
12.30pm – 1.30pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for anyone new to Pilates or wishing to improve their flexibility, co-ordination, posture, balance, breathing and focus on stabilising the core. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Wed 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Wed 13 Oct - 17 Nov, Wed 24 Nov- 22 Dec
2pm – 3pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course | £50 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

Suitable for 18+ years.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

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Acoustic Guitar - 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? 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 2021
Wed 1 Sept - 29 Sept, Wed 6 Oct - 10 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Wed 17 Nov - 15 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

Spring 2022
Wed 12 Jan - 9 Feb, Wed 16 Feb - 23 Mar (exc 23 Feb), Wed 30 Mar - 27 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each 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 18+ years.

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Keaveney

Do you like to crochet or knit? Join us for a relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.

Suitable for those with experience of crochet / knitting.

Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available.

This session will take place both in person and online via Zoom

Wed 6 Oct, 10 Nov, 8 Dec
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

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Zen drawings - Christmas Card Edition (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays.

Join Amanda for this Christmas inspired drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns with a Christmas theme. Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on producing beautiful festive designs for cards to send to loved ones.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of Festive cards filled with beautiful patterned drawings - looking at several different designs each workshop.

You will need: Plain blank cards or plain paper, lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen.

Wednesday 1 December and Wednesday 8 December
11am - 12pm and 7.30pm - 8.30pm
£8 per session or £12 for 2 sessions
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session for 11am class, 6pm on the day of each session for the 7.30pm class

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Acoustic Guitar - 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? 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 2021

Wed 1 Sept - 29 Sept, Wed 6 Oct - 10 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Wed 17 Nov - 15 Dec
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

Spring 2022

Wed 12 Jan - 9 Feb, Wed 16 Feb - 23 Mar (exc 23 Feb), Wed 30 Mar - 27 Apr
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each 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 18+ years.

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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!

Autumn 2021
Thur 2 Sept - 23 Dec
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Blended live at Norden Farm and online via Zoom

Spring 2022
Thur 13 Jan - 28 Apr (exc 24 Feb)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Blended live at Norden Farm and online via Zoom

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

If the tutor is unavailable for a session, a replacement will be provided wherever possible.

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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.

Thur 2 Sept - 30 Sept, Thur 7 Oct - 11 Nov (exc 28 Oct), Thur 18 Nov - 16 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

Thur 13 Jan - 10 Feb, Thur 17 Feb - 24 Mar (ex 24 Feb), Thur 31 Mar - 28 Apr
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Stephen K Amos: Before and Laughter

In 2010 the world was in a sorry state. Fast forward ten years and everything’s still going downhill.

Stephen has had his own share of highs and lows too. And when the world gives him lemons, he adds gin, tonic, ice and a healthy dose of humour. Forget the divisions and discord and immerse yourself in an hour of bridge building laughter to welcome the new decade.

As seen on BBC2's QI and Pilgrimage, ABC TV's The Project and BBC1's Live at the Apollo.

WHY? ‘Truly top class comedian’ EdFest

'Unashamed feel-good entertainment' The Evening Standard

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | £16 conc

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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 2021

Thur 2 Sept - 30 Sept, Thur 7 Oct - 11 Nov (exc 28 Oct), Thur 18 Nov - 16 Dec
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course.

Spring 2022

Thur 12 Jan - 10 Feb, Thur 17 Feb - 24 Mar (exc 24 Feb), Thur 31 Mar - 28 Apr
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course.

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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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).

Fri 3 Sept – 1 Oct, Fri 7 Oct – 12 Nov (exc Fri 28 Oct), Fri 18 Nov – 15 Dec
11.30am – 1.30pm
£84 per course
Materials cost approx. £28 to tutor
Booking cut off time: 9am on Fri 3 Sept, Fri 7 Oct, Fri 18 Nov

Suitable for 18+ years.

Students will need to show evidence of negative lateral flow test on the day of attending.
Log your lateral flow test result through the NHS app and receive a text saying the NHS app confirms receipt of your result. Please show this to Jan at the start of class.

Face coverings must be worn during this class.

  •  10 Dec
  •  17 Dec
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Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

These 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.

This is a blended class, taking place both in person at Norden Farm and online.

Participants to bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Fri 10 Sept - 8 Oct, Fri 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 29 Oct), Fri 26 Nov - 17 Dec
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class, £35 per 5 week course, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 10:30am on the first day of each course

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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).

Fri 3 Sept – 1 Oct, Fri 7 Oct – 12 Nov (exc 28 Oct), Fri 18 Nov – 15 Dec
2pm – 4pm
£84 per course
Materials cost approx. £28 to tutor
Booking cut off time: 9am on Fri 3 Sept, Fri 7 Oct, Fri 18 Nov

Suitable for 18+ years.

Students will need to show evidence of negative lateral flow test on the day of attending.
Log your lateral flow test result through the NHS app and receive a text saying the NHS app confirms receipt of your result. Please show this to Jan at the start of class.

Face coverings must be worn during this class.

  •  10 Dec
  •  17 Dec
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Spencer (12A)

Pablo Larraín 2021 | 117 mins

Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There's eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different. Spencer is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.

Starring Kristen Stewart, Jack Farthing, Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall and Sean Harris.

'Kristen Stewart is masterful as Diana in this thrillingly gutsy, seductive film' ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

The screening on Tues 14 Dec at 4.30pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings must be worn in the auditorium for this screening. No food and drink can be taken into the theatre at this screening.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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.

Talking Tables
The screenings on Tues 14 Dec at 4.30pm and 8pm, and Tues 21 Dec 8pm are Talking Tables screenings. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

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Jo Harrop and Friends

Jazz at the Musicals

Jamie McCredie (guitar)
Alex Hutton (piano)
Jihad Darwish (bass)
Winston Clifford (drums)

This special show explores some of the jazz standards that have emerged from musicals along the decades, written by many of the greatest composers. Numbers from Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess. Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, Roger’s & Harts Babes In Arms and Leonard Bernstein's On The Town and West Side Story will be among those featured.

The quartet will swing through some colourful new arrangements and medleys using the back catalogue of Ella Fitzgerald, Sara Vaughan, Anita O'Day Oscar Peterson as a point of reference.

Jo Harrop is an accomplished singer who is making big waves in the UK Jazz Scene. appearing at the Royal Albert Hall, The 606 club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, amongst many other respected venues. Having started out as a singer/songwriter, including writing a song for Acoustic Alchemy’s album, Radio Contact, which was featured on Courtney Pines, Jazz Crusade radio show, she was also a backing singer for several international stars, before establishing herself as a Jazz singer.

'This girl was born to sing jazz, all the warmth and sensibility to melt even the chilliest of hearts' Blues & Soul Magazine

'Harrop has Excellent tone and great stage prescence' Marlbank

'Her voice is amazing, think Isaly whiskey, or tannin rich red wine - deep' Lance, Bebop Spoken Here

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Inspired by Ancient Art: 1 - The Romans

Led by Jo Hall.

Be inspired to make your own compositions from details of Roman art at Pompeii and Herculaneum in watercolour and/or pastel on a textured support. We will focus mainly on wall paintings but architectural details may also form part of your composition.

A paper with a more random surface is ideal for portraying weathered and fading frescoes.

References supplied or bring your own. Hand made Indian paper or paper roughly brushed with acrylic gesso would be suitable and some Khadi paper will be available at cost. Please bring your own materials as described in the information sheet.

Sat 11 Dec 11am - 4pm
£40

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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!

Autumn 2021
Sat 4 - 18 Dec (exc 6 and 20 Nov)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Blended class taking place at Norden Farm and online via Zoom

Spring 2022
Sat 15 Jan - 30 Apr (exc 26 Feb)
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Blended class taking place at Norden Farm and online via Zoom

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Storytelling - Nicholsons Shopping Centre

Join Norden Farm Storytellers for free Kipper's Snowy Day storytelling in the Nicholson's Shopping Centre this festive season.

Taking place in Kipper's Den, the former Poppies unit at the Nicholson Centre. The wonderful world of Mick Inkpen's Kipper is brought to life in a magical setting created by the students of Berkshire College of Agriculture.

Join Kipper and his friends in this funny and dramatic re-telling of the classic children's books.

Tickets can be booked in advance or simply head down on the day (subject to availability)

Free Event
Sat 27 Nov
Sat 4, 11 and 18 Dec
11.30am and 12pm (20 mins)

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Anything Goes - The Musical

Encore screenings from the Barbican.

Don’t miss Anything Goes, ‘the show of the year’ (★★★★★ The Telegraph) and a ‘fizzing tonic for our times’ (★★★★★ The Guardian) when it sails into cinemas nationwide.

Filmed live at the Barbican in London, this major new 5-star production of the classic musical comedy features an all-star cast led by renowned Broadway royalty Sutton Foster reprising her Tony Award-winning performance as Reno Sweeney, alongside three-time Olivier Award and Tony Award winner Robert Lindsay (My Family), Evening Standard Theatre Award winner Felicity Kendal (The Good Life) and beloved West End Legend Gary Wilmot (Chicago).

A heart-warming romance spectacular dance routines and some of theatre’s most memorable songs, Anything Goes is ‘a joyously shipshape revival’ (★★★★★ The Observer).

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love... proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, a comical disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.

This hilarious musical romp across the Atlantic, directed by the multi-award-winning Broadway director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall, features Cole Porter’s joyful score, including I Get A Kick Out of You, You’re the Top and the show stopping Anything Goes. The ‘musical equivalent of sipping one glass of champagne after another’ (★★★★★ The Times), Anything Goes will take you back to the Golden Age of high society on the seas from the comfort of your cinema seat.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Robin Morgan - What a Man, What a Man...

Star of Mock The Week Robin Morgan embarks on his latest (rescheduled) tour.

He’s 'utterly hilarious' (Broadway Baby) and ''must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame.' (Chortle)

Robin is a father to his son and a son to his father. But what makes a good male role model? In this hit-five-star show fresh from the Edinburgh Festival (fresh-ish: rescheduled, remember?), Robin discusses all things masculinity, marriage and men. And a bit about Wetherspoons.

A writer for Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), Robin is also the tour support for Rachel Parris, Ellie Taylor and Iain Stirling, and the television warm-up artist for The Graham Norton Show (BBC One).

★★★★ Sunday Times | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals | ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£12

robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

Robin Morgan's Website

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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.

Tues 7 Sept – 5 Oct, Tues 12 Oct – 16 Nov (exc 26 Oct), Tues 23 Nov – 14 Dec
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

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Twilight Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.

Tues 7 Sept – 5 Oct, Tues 12 Oct – 16 Nov (exc 26 Oct), Tues 23 Nov – 14 Dec
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 7pm on the day of each session

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Charity Christmas Concert in aid of Norden Farm

Presented by Maidenhead Concert Band.

A wide variety of music including popular classics from stage and film, Jazz and Big Band, as well as Christmas tunes.

This year's concert is in aid of Norden Farm's Ark Appeal.

A good night out for the entire family!

Courtyard Theatre
£10

Visit the Maidenhead Concert Band website

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Book Club

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

This season the Book Club will be reading

Thur 16 Dec - Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain
Thur 20 Jan - Kiss Myself Goodbye by Ferdinand Mount
Thur 17 Feb - TBC
Thur 17 Mar - TBC
Thur 21 Apr - TBC

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

Thur 16 Dec, 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 17 Mar, 21 Apr
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Gold

Martin Turner and his band return to the Courtyard Theatre to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash. The band will perform another classic album in its entirety – 1971's Pilgrimage.

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton, in 1969.

Five decades later, the music of the classic line-ups of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up, which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic and drummer Tim Brown.

The Spring 2020 Wishbone Gold tour will see Martin and his band performing 1971’s iconic Pilgrimage album – as well as other favourites from the classic era of Wishbone Ash, including Argus highlights.

WHY? The Wishbone Gold tour will mark the very first time Pilgrimage has been performed in its entirety on stage and this tour is an event that no Wishbone Ash aficionado will want to miss

Courtyard Theatre
£19

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's Website

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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 3 Sept - 17 Dec (exc Fri 17 Sept, 29 Oct, 19 Nov)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

Please note the class on Fri 10 Dec will now take place on Tues 7 Dec 11am - 11.45am

Spring
Fri 14 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 25 Feb, 18 Mar, 15 Apr and 22 Apr)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term

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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The Albion Christmas Band

An Albion Christmas is widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for 20 years, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK.

Indeed, many people say that their Christmas doesn’t start until they have seen The Albion Christmas Show.

Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings, this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain.

Courtyard Theatre
£24

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The Vinyl Frontier: Your Favourite vs My Favourite

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Seven challengers choose a song from a category of their choosing (e.g. country, classic rock, novelty, 80s synth pop etc) and challenge Jeff to a battle of taste with the audience voting for their favourite.

Studio
£8

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners can create up to three pieces. There are projects to follow if you wish, to help you learn techniques and make beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor dependent on weight of what you make.

Sat 18 Sept, Sat 16 Oct, Sat 20 Nov, Sat 18 Dec
11.15am – 4.15pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Elvis – One Night Only at Christmas

A live tribute to Elvis Presley.

Elvis One Night Only is more than your average tribute show.

August 1977, Elvis is dead. But the king isn’t done... A celebration of the songs that defined the rock n roll generation.

Featuring our all live band and presented by Darryl Clark, featuring songs such as Suspicious Minds, Burning Love, An American Trilogy and many more, you'll be in for a great night of rock n roll. All culminating in a medley of your favourite Elvis classics.
Long live the king.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Elvis One Night Only's Website

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Quant (12A)

Dir: Sadie Frost 2021 | 87 mins

The story of an icon: Mary Quant

The first official feature documentary celebrating the incredible life of one of the most influential icons of the 20th century, fashion designer Dame Mary Quant. Featuring contributions from Kate Moss, Vivienne Westwood, Edward Enninful, Dave Davies, Charlotte Tilbury, Jasper Conran and Zandra Rhodes as well as Mary’s family and peers.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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.

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 21 Dec at 4.30pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

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Royal Opera House Live: The Nutcracker

Encore screenings from the Royal Opera House.

The Nutcracker is a family favourite at Christmas time and is one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet. The story of Clara, a girl on a magical Christmas Eve adventure, is accompanied by sparkling music and even dancing sweets! Watch the full company of The Royal Ballet in this much-loved ballet classic.

Approximately 160 mins including an interval.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Christmas with the Queen's Six

Based at Windsor Castle, the members of The Queen's Six make up half of the Lay Clerks of St George's Chapel, whose homes lie within the Castle walls.

This rare privilege demands the highest musical standards, as they sing regularly for the Royal family, notably the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as well as Prince Philip’s funeral.

The Queen's Six have extensively toured Europe and the USA but will be debuting at Norden Farm this Christmas, so join them for an evening mixing traditional carols with some more modern offerings and plenty of festive cheer.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Royal Opera House Live: Tosca

Encore screenings from the Royal Opera House.

Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Approximately 205 minutes including two intervals.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Mothering Sunday (15)

Dir: Todd Haynes 2021 | 104 mins

On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild finds herself alone on Mother’s Day. Her employers, Mr and Mrs Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend an afternoon of abandon with her secret lover, Paul (Josh O’Connor). Paul is the boy from the manor house nearby - Jane’s long-term love despite the fact that he’s engaged to be married to another woman. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane’s life forever.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Three Films 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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The Silk Roads: Ancient and Modern (Live streaming)

Four lectures from Dr Paul Wordsworth delve into the origins of the famous Silk Roads and explore the ways in which commerce and travel shaped the cultural connections of a continent.

Presented by WEA Maidenhead Branch and Oxford University Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE).

Programme
10.15am: Development of the Silk Roads
11.40am: The Sogdian Trading Network
1.40pm: The Silk Roads after the coming of Islam
3.00pm: The Modern Silk Roads

Dr Paul D. Wordsworth is a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford specialising in the archaeology of the medieval Caucasus and Central Asia.

Please contact Steph Diggon ([email protected] or Tel: 01628 563676) for course materials before and after the event.

Please click here for more information.

Live Stream from the Courtyard Theatre
£39 per household

SOLD OUT
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Colour and Texture with Acrylic Paint

Led by Jo Hall

With an accent on colour mixing, understanding transparency and the mediums used with acrylic paint this course is suitable for beginners and those wishing to experiment afresh with this versatile medium. We will discover the use of opaque colour, modifying colour with transparent glazes, blending colour, sgraffito and the use of different brushes and tools, referencing paintings by artists who have used colour in very different ways from the coloured greys of Morandi to the vibrant colours of Matisse and Dufy.

Please bring your own materials and equipment as outlined in the information sheet.

Tues 11 Jan - 15 Feb
12.30am - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course.

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

A non-audition community choir open to all. Working on everything from Madonna to Les Mis, from gospel to pop - this is an opportunity to meet people, learn some harmonies and sing your hearts out. No experience required. Enthusiasm absolutely necessary!

Autumn 2021
Tues 7 Sept - 30 Nov (exc 26 Oct)
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session | £108 per 12 week term


Spring 2022
Tues 11 Jan - 5 Apr, exc 22 Feb (12 weeks)
Drop in session: Tues 26 Apr
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session | £108 per 12 week term

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Beginners/Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is particularly suited to beginners, those returning to yoga having had a break, those with specific injuries or conditions or even those that consider themselves to be of a ‘certain age’ that might need a less challenging approach. We will cover general breathing practises, the basic and gentler postures, together with general information and possible discussion around movement and the potential difficulties we might come up against.

The aim will be to relax and enjoy.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of nearly 30 years of practice and study, with a broad experience of many styles and teachers. In recent years I have been 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 and ‘felt’ approach, influenced by teachers who have been inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.

Wed 12 Jan - 16 Feb (exc 2 Feb), Wed 2 Mar - 6 Apr
11am - 12.15pm
£10 per session, £35 per 5 week course, £42 per 6 week course

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Modern Calligraphy

Led by Stuart Maxwell

This course is designed for beginners and advanced students alike. It will cover the style of modern calligraphy and how it contrasts and compares with more formal and other cursive lettering systems. Students will first learn a basic monoline alphabet and then progress onto a more full bodied letter structure. Basic design principles and simple flourishing techniques will also be covered.

Thurs 13 Jan - 17 Feb
2pm – 4pm
£92 for the 6 weeks course

Students will need to provide their own materials.

Either:
• A William Mitchell size 2 nib, reservoir, and pen holder
• A Brause 66EF, Gillott 303, or Nikko G nib and pen holder
• Fountain pen (fine or medium nib)
• Pilot pen 3.8mm, or
• Ball point or fibre tip pen

Plus:
• Ink suitable for dip pens (Pelikan 4001 is recommended) or fountain pens (Quink)/pilot pens as required
• Good cartridge paper A4 or A3
• HB pencil, ruler and eraser

Students may purchase their equipment from scribblers.co.uk

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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.

Fri 14 Jan - 18 Feb, Fri 4 Mar - 8 Apr
11am - 12.15 pm
£10 per session, £42 per 6 week course

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The Vinyl Frontier: Album Championship 2022

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

Eight competitors choose three tracks from their favourite LP and try to defeat all comers in three duels to win the coveted trophy.

Studio
£8

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The Duke Ellington Songbook

‘Makes The Heart Swing’

Natasha Seale sings the Ellington Songbook.

Vocalist and former West End Leading Lady Natasha Seale leads a stellar band in celebration of Duke Ellington. Natasha’s fascinating narrative weaves around Peter Long’s sparkling arrangements of repertoire including The A Train, Satin Doll, Sophisticated Lady and It Don’t Mean A Thing If you Ain’t Got That Swing.

'Natasha breathes new life into these wonderful songs. Not to be missed' Claire Martin OBE

Natasha Seale - voice
Alex Bryson - keys
Robert Rickenberg - double bass
Matt Home - drums

Arrangements by Peter Long

'A delight to listen to' Evening Standard

'Engaging' The Stage

'Seale is superb' Edinburgh Evening News

Studio
£15

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Zen Drawing with Colour (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns and exploring colour.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your art making abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing and playing with colour.

In each session explore drawing abstract patterns and the different ways you can enhance your designs using colour pencils and bright watercolours.

You will need: Paper, lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner, colour pencils or Aquarell colour pencils, optional coloured fine liners.

Mon 6 Sept, 20 Sept, 4 Oct, 18 Oct, 8 Nov, 22 Nov and 6 Dec
7.30pm – 9.15pm
£10 per session | £22.50 per 3 week course | £30 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of the session

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Ed Gamble - Electric (Warm Up)

Hi guys, Ed here. I am working up a new show.

Not a clue what it will feature yet, but doubtless it will be a loosey-goosey hour of sweaty horsing around, interspersed with desperately flicking through a notepad. Pop along if you’d like.

Ed xx

Studio
£12

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Spring 2022
Wed 19 Jan - 16 Feb
10am – 11am
£8 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult |
siblings under 18 months - free

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a sibling under 6 months

Photos by Fiona Norman Photography.

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Junior)

Led by Little Tanks

During the first term we will be focusing on enhancing and embedding performance skills. We will use various methods to achieve this including improvisation, characterisation, and voice work. You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals outside of your usual peer group as well as enjoying their sessions in a fully equipped theatrical space. There will also be a series of drama activities each week that will develop your confidence and aim to boost well-being.

Suitable for ages 7 - 11 years

Spring 2022
Wed 19 Jan - 30 Mar (exc 23 Feb)

4.55pm - 5.55pm
£85 per 10 week term

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Little Tanks

During the first term we will be focusing on enhancing and embedding performance skills. We will use various methods to achieve this including improvisation, characterisation, and voice work. You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals outside of your usual peer group as well as enjoying their sessions in a fully equipped theatrical space. There will also be a series of drama activities each week that will develop your confidence and aim to boost well-being.

Suitable for ages 12 - 16 years.

Autumn 2021
Wed 22 Sept - 1 Dec

Spring 2022
Wed 19 Jan - 30 Mar (exc 23 Feb)

6pm - 7.30pm
£120 per 10 week term

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Inspired by Ancient Art 2: Ancient traces in mixed media ref John Piper

Led by Jo Hall

Paint or draw artefacts from prehistory or an ancient burial site. These may reference museum objects, cave paintings, standing stones or an ancient burial site. The focus will be on the form and texture of the objects and telling their story in mixed media. We will reference the work of John Piper using ink, watercolour, pastel and either wax crayon or oil pastel.

Please bring your own materials as detailed in the information sheet.

Sat 22 Jan
11am - 4pm

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National Theatre Live: Leopoldstadt

A new play by Tom Stoppard, directed by Patrick Marber. Filmed live from the Wyndam’s Theatre in London. The Olivier Award-winning play is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world.

We follow his family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play.

★★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece. Magnificent’ Independent

★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s new masterwork is an early contender for play of the year’ Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard delivers an unforgettable play from the heart’ Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Devastatingly moving’ Jewish Chronicle

★★★★ ‘Stoppard’s back at his most personal. A glittering triumph’ Daily Mail

★★★★ ‘Breathtaking, the work of a master’ Time Out

★★★★ ‘Adrian Scarborough has never been better’ Independent

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Keith James in concert: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

‘There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’ Cohen’s most memorable and visionary line from his song ANTHEM.

If ever there was a sentence in modern poetry to reflect on and give hope and understanding to us all, it is this line. This Concert begins with ANTHEM.

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and the courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each word.

The chilling announcement of Leonard's death marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. Our World misses him very much.

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 500 concerts – close to 150,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and sometimes in Andalusia, Spain.

Included in the concert are Cohen’s well-known songs: Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne, and Hallelujah alongside his rarer and profound writing such as Who by Fire, Joan of Arc and Secret Life. Also included are songs from his posthumous album Thanks for the Dance such as What happens to the Heart and Keith’s dramatic performances based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca – Cohen’s greatest influence. Keith has also transcribed into song one of Leonard’s poems from his collection ‘Book of longing’ written whilst on retreat during the 1990s.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

‘Good work! Glad you are keeping Leonard’s songs alive’ Sylvie Simmons, Biographer – The Life of Leonard Cohen

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times

‘An elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’ BBC Radio Scotland

‘Certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian

‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’ Times Literary Supplement

‘A sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’ Acoustic Magazine

Studio
£18

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Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry - Open Rehearsal

An open rehearsal from the 42 piece Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry. Watch the band rehearse for upcoming engagements.

The Band of the Household Cavalry is a British Army band which ceremonially serves the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. The HCMR Band is the largest symphonic wind band in the British Army.

This is a free event but donations to the Norden Farm Centre Trust are welcomed.

Wed 17 Nov, Wed 2 Feb and Tues 29 Mar
11.30am – 12.30pm

Please note that these dates are subject to change.

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Royal Opera House Live: Romeo & Juliet

Live screening (Thursday) from the Royal Opera House.

Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965. In this special screening on Valentine’s Day, the doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets.

Approximately 205 minutes, including two intervals.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

First performed in 2006, this is a fast-paced adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel has enthralled audiences throughout Britain and Ireland and played to packed houses everywhere.

An experiment to separate virtue from wickedness in his own nature results in the respectable Dr Jekyll releasing the demon within - a malevolent force which will eventually possess his body and soul.

'Done in fine style.... a good, vivid, popular version of a great story, told with notable passion' The Scotsman

'Every emotional nuance is wrung out of it and a packed audience sit rapt at such conversely dark materials' Glasgow Herald

Presented by Isosceles.

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

Isosceles website

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Daliso Chaponda: Apocalypse Not Now

Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and star of BBC Radio 4’s Citizen of Nowhere Daliso Chaponda is finally back out of the house and on a stage with a new show of the slickest, sharpest look at life.

It’s fair to say that neither 2020 nor 2021 have been going to plan for Daliso… but he’s been performing online daily to millions of viewers, and this is your first chance to see what this master of satire has been cooking up!

Age guidance 14+ years.

WHY? 'Full of sharp one-liners and well crafted gags...a real talent to look out for' ★★★★ Metro

'He is hot property' Evening Standard

'An expert entertainer. Gets laughs from topics other comedians shun' The Guardian

'An intelligent, skilfully whittled show' The List

Courtyard Theatre
£15
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before each event

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Daliso Chaponda's Website


Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Pop Up Bowie

Paul Anthony has amazed and entertained audiences throughout the nation. Accompanied by a full band, he will perform two hours of Bowie’s biggest hits taking the audience on a musical journey.

Experience the magic of Bowie’s music live with thrilling artistry, a theatrical performance that honours the revolutionary icon himself in the most respectful of ways.

WHY? Voted the UK’s No.1 David Bowie Tribute Act at the National Tribute Awards 2016

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Pop Up Bowie's Website

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Stones and Sea Shells in Water Soluble Coloured Pencil

Led by Jo Hall

Bring any kind of water soluble coloured pencil to make either a very detailed or much looser study of sea shells, pebbles or even a fossil. We will use the pencils wet and dry, and also discover techniques to make different textures.

Full details on what to bring are in the information sheet.

Sat 12 Feb
11am - 4pm

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The Sharon Shannon Quartet

Sharon Shannon is a musician who likes to surprise. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians.

The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home country. Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Reggae, Classical and Rap.

The genre-defying star has achieved multi-platinum album sales and has had several number chart topping albums, singles and DVDs in her home country. In 2015, she received an IBAM Award in Chicago for her ‘unique contribution to Irish Music’ Other recipients were Darina Allen and actor Liam Neeson.

Sharon's latest studio album, The Reckoning, will be released on 27 November this year. This album was composed, written and recorded in its entirety during lockdown, featuring over a dozen remote collaborations from locations across the globe. All the tracks on the album are newly composed original tunes and songs which are co-written by Sharon and band members and various guest collaborators.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Luke Kempner: Macho Macho Man

Star of Spitting Image, Steph’s Packed Lunch and with over 10 million views of his online videos, Luke Kempner is one of the UK’s hottest mimics and stand-up comics.

With a hilariously razor sharp roster of contemporary impressions ranging from Piers Morgan and Bojo to Ru Paul, Luke has become a household name and is bringing his highly anticipated brand new show, Macho Macho Man on the road.

Luke is a Macho Macho Man. He came up with the title whilst listening to his Les Mis album for the 28,000th time. Luke tries to work out what masculinity really means with the help of Louis Theroux, the cast of Downton Abbey and even Jürgen Klopp. Luke struggles to fit in, between turning up to a dance audition in football boots to falling in love with a 'cool guy' that sits in the row in front of him at the football. Will Luke ever become the Macho Macho Man he dreams of?

Don’t miss this remarkable one-man show from one of Britain’s most exciting, new comedy talents. Macho Macho Man follows Luke’s previous show House of Faces, which sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe and toured nationwide in 2019. As seen (and heard) on Spitting Image (Britbox), Steph’s Packed Lunch (Channel 4), The Last Leg (Channel 4) The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2) and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4)

‘Remarkable, tour de force one-man show’ ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

'Gloriously Funny' Independent

‘A hugely accomplished impressionist, with the technical skill to jump in and out of a huge range of real-life characters in a beat’ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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The Vinyl Frontier: Charity Shop Vinyl

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

Twelve volunteers spend up to £10 on a piece of vinyl in a local charity shop. The audience votes for the best selection and the winning charity shop gets the evening’s profits.

Studio
£8

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A Band Called Malice – The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

A Band Called Malice - The Definitive Tribute to The Jam has been impressing audiences up and down the country with their tribute to The Jam.

A show full of high octane energy that takes the audience right back to those heady days when The Jam were most popular in the late 70s early 80s. Playing all the hits including Going Underground, Town Called Malice, Start, Eton Rifles, David Watts and many, many more. National Tribute Award Finalists in 2019, this band will not disappoint. Book your ticket(s) now for an unforgettable evening down memory lane!

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Shaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90s!

The decade where Shaparak left an important part of her brain somewhere in a field in Hampshire…

From indie discos to unflattering crop tops… a trip down memory lane to the decade where ‘kinky’ was nurse roleplay and whipped cream, when Shaparak found herself flying about London with hope in her heart, a tenner in her pocket and spare knickers in her handbag.

How does the decade of binge drinking and walks of shame look now without snakebite and black tinted specs?

Age guidance 14+ years.

'She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency' Guardian

'Has the crowd in the palm of her hand’ The List

'Makes live comedy thrilling' Evening Standard

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Family Meal Deal (February 2022)

Family Meal Deal

Family Meal Deals are available when you book for a family show or film.

Adult meals are £11 and include a soft drink and main course from our menu or specials board.

Meals for under 12s are £7.50 and include a children's soft drink, meal from our children's menu and an ice cream.

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The Elves and the Shoemaker

Elvis Schumacher, cobbler and craftsman, has worked all his life creating the most beautiful footwear.

But now he’s hit hard times... Everyone’s buying boring shoes from the evil businessman, Bunyan Sole-less. Time is running out for Elvis. With one piece of leather left and Bunyan’s factory growing, can anyone help him?

This well known and well loved tale - made popular by the Ladybird Classic - has been re-heeled by Theatre of Widdershins in their own inimitable style.  Beautifully crafted set and puppets, sublime music, a kaleidoscope of miniature shoes and a comic mouse make this show a magical must-see.

Age guidance 3+ years.

Run time 55 mins.

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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The Hug

A tale of hope, empathy and acceptance.

Based on the heart-warming and funny book The Hug by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar. Starring a Hedgehog and a Tortoise both in search of a restorative hug.

They face many rejections along the way from a rather scary badger, a squirrel (who knows A LOT about nuts), a shy frog, a fabulous fox and an owl who really wants to be wise.

Set to Tom Gray's beautiful and witty music, the audience are invited on a journey full of fun, laughter and love... and at the end, a very special hug from our puppets. 

Presented by Long Nose Puppets

Studio
45 minutes plus ‘Hug the Puppets’ after the show

£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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Alfie Moore - Fair Cop Unleashed

Join BBC Radio 4’s cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore for his latest stand-up tour show.

Fair Cop Unleashed is based on a dramatic real-life incident from Alfie's police casebook. Relive with him the thrilling ups and downs of the night a mysterious clown came to town and more than one life ended up in the balance. It was no laughing matter – but this show certainly is! Enjoy Alfie’s unique brand of humour hilariously woven together with his personal insights into his life on the front-line of the police force.

It’d be a crime to miss it!

'Offbeat, revealing and very funny' ★★★★ Daily Mail

'Lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of police gallows humour' ★★★★ Telegraph

'Brilliantly funny…. genuinely hilarious' David Mitchell

Courtyard Theatre
£17 | £15 conc

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Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Science and silliness abound for ages seven to 107!

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

On TV Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC).

'Put quite simply… great science with hilarious hosts!' ★★★★★ Primary Times

'Hugely talented' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

'Superbly crafted' ★★★★ The Stage

Age guidance 7+ years.

Run time: 60 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
£40 Family and Friends Ticket (4 people)

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John Coghlan's Quo

Featuring John Coghlan - The Heartbeat of Quo.

Original Quo drummer John Coghlan, with his great band, brings you a night of vintage Quo from the period he performed with Status Quo 1962 - 1981.

John Coghlan joined Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in their newly formed band The Spectres in 1962. The group went through a series of name changes, including Traffic Jam, before becoming Status Quo in the late 60s when Rick Parfitt also joined the line-up. In the years that followed, a string of chart-topping hits include: Pictures Of Matchstick Men, Caroline, Break The Rules , Down Down, Roll Over Lay Down, Rain, Mystery Song, Wild Side Of Life, Rocking All Over The World, Again And Again and Whatever You Want.

For Quo fans and critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quo’s 'Classic' period.
Since leaving Quo, John has worked with many noted and diverse musicians, in his own Diesel Band; with Partners in Crime; and the Rocker’ featuring Phil Lynott, Roy Wood and Chas Hodges. Other collaborations have included Noel Redding (ex-Jimi Hendrix) and Eric Bell (ex-Thin Lizzy).

In 2013 and 2014, John re-joined Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Alan Lancaster for the two sell-out Status Quo Frantic Four Reunion Tours, appearing all over the UK and Europe and reigniting the excitement of the early days of Quo.

During the late nineties John Coghlan’s Quo was formed and through various line-ups has enjoyed regular gigs all over the UK and Europe. The current band consists of John on drums, with Mick Hughes on guitar and vocals, Rick Chase on bass and vocals, Pete Mace on guitar and vocals, and Russ Chadd on percussion and additional drums completing the line-up.

The band enjoys playing all over the UK and Europe, with their prime aim to recreate an authentic '70’s Quo Sound' in keeping with John’s time with Quo. For Quo fans and critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quo’s 'Classic' period.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Reflections in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

Reflections have fascinated artists down the ages. Using the medium of pastel we will explore reflections on flat surfaces like windows. on still and ruffled waters, the distortions of reality reflected in curved surfaces like spoons and kettles, and lastly the strange world of internal reflection that occurs in small fish tanks and jars with flat sides. References will be available but you are encouraged to bring your own.

Please bring your own materials as described in the information sheet.

Tues 1 Mar - 5 Apr
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course.

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National Theatre Live: The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage

By Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery and directed by Nicholas Hytner. An encore screening from the Bridge Theatre in London.

Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.

Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.

Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe. Broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Ajay Srivastav: Karma at the Crossroads

Following a visit to his ancestral home in India, critically acclaimed musician Ajay Srivastav sat on the banks of the Ganges playing his guitar when he encountered a Guru.

This brand new show takes us on a personal, spiritual and musical journey where Ajay, accompanied by renowned percussionist Vinod Kerai, explores the cultural influences that define him and and his music.

Through this we invite you into the smoked filled Juke Joint of Gods and Goddesses, Mojo hands and Charioteers. A place where we do deals with the Devil, kill our Karma, search for truth amid the lies, bear witness to illusions and rediscover the true meaning of home

Featuring music from Ajay's chart topping albums Powerless and Karmic Blues.

A night of music, myths and meditations that will lift your spirits.

'Brilliant.. spiritual and wonderful' Janice Long, BBC Wales

'Think Ben Harper having a late night jam with George Harrison just after he came back from a sitar lesson with Ravi Shankar' Groovemag

'A beautiful blend of musical cultures' Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

Ajay Srivastav's website

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Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth & I

The host of Channel 4’s Whose Line Is It Anyway, BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Clive Anderson Talks Back takes to the road.

His much anticipated first ever solo tour, in a one-man show is guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.

WHY? ‘An assured and entertaining show’ ★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Basil Brush's Family Fun Show

Fresh from appearances on CBBC’s Crackerjack, Britain's most loveable fox takes you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in show for all the family specially written for the live stage and packed with fun and excitement. Come join in the mayhem!

WHY? ‘Basil Brush is back with a boom – the children loved it’ ★★★★ Kids Day Out Reviews

‘The show was great – I recommend to anyone with school age children’ ★★★★ WhatsGoodToDo.co.uk

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy in association with Basil Brush Limited.

Courtyard Theatre
(50 mins approx)
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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Basil Brush Unleashed

Showbiz legend, national treasure, fox. Children of the 2000’s, 1970’s (and everything in-between) this one’s for you as Basil goes prime time!

Join him as he takes to the road following his much-talked about and totally sold out run at last year's Edinburgh Festival in a show for the adults! Fresh from appearances on The Last Leg (Channel 4) and Celebrity Juice (ITV2), join Basil as he gives his comedic take on everything from Love Island to Westminster, in his trademark anarchic style.

WHY? ‘Hilarious’ Digital Spy

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy in association with Basil Brush Limited.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The HandleBards present: Macbeth

The HandleBards are a three strong troupe of actors who pedal environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK.

Forget the tears and tragedy and join the all-female troupe at Norden Farm for their unhinged bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud version of Macbeth.

With music, mayhem and more costume changes than you can Shake a spear at, expect the HandleBards usual irreverent, charming and hilarious style to come bursting on to the stage.

'An exceptional touring production… explodes with energy, a genuine treat from start to finish' ★★★★★ The Stage, on The HandleBards’ Twelfth Night

Courtyard Theatre
£16 | £14 conc

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Royal Opera House Live: Rigoletto

Live screening (Thursday) from The Royal Opera House.

In a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, Director of The Royal Opera Oliver Mears sets his scene. In his first work for his own Company, Mears brings Verdi’s masterpiece into the modern world. Verdi’s thrilling Rigoletto pits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano. This special anniversary screening of Verdi’s Rigoletto celebrates 171 years since its premiere in 1851.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Approximately 180 mins including an interval.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Matt Chorley: Who Is In Charge Here?

Matt Chorley has spent the past 15 years in Westminster seeing up close how politics works, or doesn’t.

After the sell-out success of his first tour This Is Not Normal, the award-winning  Times  columnist and Times Radio presenter is back with an hilarious new show exploring who really calls the shots. Is the Prime Minister actually in charge, or at the mercy of the opposition, backbenchers, lobbyists, the media, spin doctors, his wife, or the Queen? 

‘Great British stand up is alive and well… Matt Chorley with acid wit and music hall timing’ Andrew Marr

‘No politician is spared in this delightful display of disdain’ ★★★★ The Times

‘Engaging, funny, entertaining’ Rory Bremner

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£22.50

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Budapest Cafe Orchestra play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest tunes ever written by the classical greats.

The group was established in 2009 by British composer and violinist, Christian Garrick, and led by him have won legions of fans with their magical and infectious performances.

The line up features Christian Garrick (violin), Eddie Hession (accordion), Kelly Cantlon (double bass) and Adrian Zolotuhin (guitar, saz, balalaika, domra).

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Landscape drawing with tinted graphite and/ or tinted charcoal

Led by Jo Hall

Dramatic landscape drawings can be achieved with the muted colours of coloured graphite and \ or tinted charcoal. This workshop is suitable for anyone who has coloured graphite or charcoals in stick, pencil or pan form and would like to start or continue exploring various techniques with them, including dry and also wet techniques.

Full details of materials, equipment and paper are in the information sheet

Sat 12 Mar
11am - 4pm

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The Vinyl Frontier: Best Years of Our Lives

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

A brand new format where six people try and convince the audience of the merits of a particular year via their vinyl choices.

Studio
£8

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Simon Brodkin – Troublemaker

World-famous prankster and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson, is back on stage with TROUBLEMAKER, his sensational new stand-up show, NOW EXTENDED INTO 2022 DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND!

After showering Sepp Blatter with banknotes, upstaging Kanye West at Glastonbury, and handing Theresa May her P45, the critically acclaimed comedian explores why trouble has followed him from primary school through medical school to lockdown homeschool. And what it’s like to be chased by Donald Trump’s bodyguards, how to make the police laugh while they’re arresting you, and what to do when you’re outed as a Jew by the Ku Klux Klan.

Simon is one of Britain’s most loved comedians following his smash hit BBC shows Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and Well Funny People, Channel 4’s award-nominated Britain’s Biggest Hoaxer and multiple TV appearances (Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at the Palladium, The John Bishop Christmas Show, Children In Need, and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala).

After the success of his stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin, selected by The Guardian and The Evening Standard as one of their Best Comedy Shows at the Edinburgh Festival, TROUBLEMAKER has been wowing sold-out audiences nationwide, and is the must-see show of 2022!

'Comedy legend' The Sun

'Hilarious' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'There aren't many better comedians to turn to' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'Get him out' Donald Trump

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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National Theatre Live: Hex

A new musical based on the book by Sleeping Beauty. Book by Tanya Ronder, music by Jim Fortune and lyrics by Rufus Norris. Filmed live at the National Theatre.

A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss.

Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundred-year quest to somehow make everything right.

Rufus Norris directs Rosalie Craig (The Ferryman, Company) in this new musical filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, with music by Jim Fortune, book by Tanya Ronder.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Tom Houghton - Honour Tour

‘The Honourable’ Tom Houghton has been storming the comedy circuit with his hilarious stories and sharp-eyed silver spoon observations.

Whether it’s growing up with a Dad who is the Ex-Chief of Defence Staff, living in the Tower of London or lifting the lid on the all-boys boarding school environment. Every tale will fascinate, make you think and have you doubled over with laughter.

Now the total fringe sell-out, star of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle and critically-acclaimed star of BBC and Channel 4 and First Dates, Tom is the ultra-privilaged master of making the seemingly unrelatable, relatable. Come and witness a rare look behind the curtain of a world known by so few. Inhabited by larger than life characters, hilarious mis-adventures and discover that true honour often lies where you’d least expect.

Age guidance 14+ years.

WHY? ‘Get a ticket today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A star is born’ ★★★★★ One 4 Review

‘Clever, passionate, soulful’ ★★★★★ The New European

‘A twisted view of the world’ ★★★★★ The Sunday Express

‘This unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute’ ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

‘A crafty idiot’ ★★★★ The Daily Mail

‘Now that’s class’ ★★★★ Fringe Guru

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Andy Zaltzman – Satirist for Hire

Andy Zaltzman, chair of The News Quiz (Radio 4), host of the global hit satirical podcast The Bugle, and Test Match Special statistician, returns with his unparalleled interactive stand-up show.

Andy invites audience members to submit topics, issues and miscellaneous gripes for him to satirise to order, meaning every show is unique and can encompass everything from the biggest political stories of the day to pedantic personal peeves, all delivered by one of Britain’s leading political comedians.

Please submit an advance satirical commission on any topic in our increasingly ridiculous universe, to [email protected]. Please include the date of the show you will be attending, plus details of the issue/person/concept/thing you would like Andy to satirise, and any relevant supporting material if you feel so inclined.

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, broadcaster and writer, who has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British comedy with his unique brand of inventive, incisive political satire. A regular at the Edinburgh Fringe throughout the millennium, Andy has performed stand-up across the world including tours of North America, Australia and India.

Since 2007, he has hosted The Bugle, one of the longest-running and most successful comedy podcasts in the world and has been a regular presence on Radio 4 over the last two decades, becoming host of The News Quiz in 2020. Andy has also brought his wit and cricketostatistical expertise to the Test Match Special team since 2016.

'Political satire at its most enjoyable' ★★★★ The Times

'Probably the best satirical comic we’ve produced in the last two decades. Intelligent, biting and silly' Time Out London

'Political comedy at its best' Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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A Night at the Movies

Come and join The Project Singers for A Night at the Movies.

They will be singing some great songs from some fantastic films including City Of Stars, We Have All The Time In The World, Singing In The Rain and A Million Dreams.

The Project Singers are based in Charvil and directed by Suzanne Newman.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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Lou Sanders: One Word: Wow

It's me again, your old internet friend Dr Giggles.

It's time for a little get together; so pull up a chair, get all cosy and let me tell you about the time I gave this horse a boner. I'll bring my skates, you bring your wallet and we'll all take some piccies.

Maybe this show is the real vaccine?

As seen on The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS), Taskmaster (Channel 4), QI (BBC Two), Travel Man (Channel 4) and co-host of Mel Giedroyc’s Unforgivable (Dave).

‘A comedian who leaves you wanting more’ ★★★★ The Times

’She’s terrific’ ★★★★ The Guardian

’Thank the comedy Gods’ ★★★★ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Disraeli - Queen Victoria’s Favourite Prime Minister

A play written and performed by Jeff Rozelaar

“We are all dreadfully disgusted at the prospect of a Jew for our Prime Minister.”
So declared Lady Palmerston when Benjamin Disraeli was given the keys to No.10 Downing Street.

This controversial characters 'intrusion' into the heart of the Victorian 'Establishment' is related imaginatively in this one-man play.

It includes references to Hughenden Manor which Disraeli acquired and lived in. The property is a very popular National Trust venue in the South East of England.

'This amazing one-man show held the audience’s rapted attention' Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, Maidenhead Synagogue

'A splendid experience… mesmerising' U3A Reading (History group)

'A spellbinding monologue' U3A Chinnor (History group)

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£15

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Soul Kinda Wonderful

The UK’s number one tribute to the legendary Drifters and award winners at the National Tribute awards.

They breathe new life into songs such as Saturday Night at the Movies, Under the Boardwalk and Stand by Me. Expect three separate shows in one as the set includes Motown from The Four Tops and Temptations plus 70s disco classics such as Disco Inferno and Love Train.

WHY? Led by Richie Sampson – a former member of the hit recording group The Drifters

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Suzi Ruffell and Friends

Suzi's last show was a complete sell out, got heaps of great reviews and was recommended by the British Comedy Guide, Scotsman and Sunday Times.

Suzi's last show was a complete sell out, got heaps of great reviews and was recommended by the British Comedy Guide, Scotsman and Sunday Times. Now, she’s heading out with some friends to test out new material and have a big old laugh.

As seen on Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week.

'A Stand Up Gem' The Guardian

‘Ruffell really does have funny bones’ Evening Standard

‘Do you have to keep doing my voice?’ Suzi's Mum

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Not So Ugly Sisters

You’ve heard the fairytale, now here’s the whole hair-raising truth!

Dolly rests on her broom counting the passers-by outside the salon window, whilst her sister Barb watches the phone that never rings. It’s the morning of Cindy and Prince Smarming’s big royal wedding - but Dolly and Barb are not invited! But hell hath no fury like a hairdresser scorned!

A brand new musical re-telling of Cinderella from the perspective of the ‘Not So’ Ugly Sisters, reimagined for the stage in this magical adventure for the whole family by Wrongsemble.

Wrongsemble are a Yorkshire based theatre company famed for creating fantastic family theatre for all ages, packed full of original music, puppetry, magic and adventure.

The Not So Ugly Sisters promises to be a theatrical treat not to be missed for ages 4-104!

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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Ahmed Dickinson and Eduardo Martin present The Bridge

The famous composer and guitarist Eduardo Martín joins the renowned young guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas to create this duo that masterfully addresses the diverse tendencies and styles of the Cuban contemporary music scene.

Martín explores Afro, classical and Anglo-Saxon pop among other varied musical genres that mix in the creative universe of this composer while using in a virtuous way multiple techniques that expand the expressive qualities of the guitar. The use of intelligent melodies, the approach to cultures and dissimilar times converge with the Afro-Caribbean nature trying to propose a musical framework in which the stylistic barriers disappear.

Studio
£15

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Matt Forde: Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

There are wallies everywhere and half of them are running the country.

The other half are trying to. Matt Forde (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, The Last Leg, The Royal Variety Performance) lashes out right, left and centre. And chucks in some funny voices.

'Our foremost satirical stand-up...Whatever your politics, you’ll find excellence here' ★★★★ Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times

'Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe' ★★★★★ Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

'Forde is as gratifyingly sane as comedians come… smart, funny ideas' ★★★★ Dominic Maxwell, The Times

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Alvin Youngblood Hart – The Return of the Motivational Speaker

Known as a 'musician’s musician', Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to guitar gods Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor.

The New Orleans native is known as one of the world's foremost practitioners of country blues. Alvin is a faithful torchbearer for 1960s and 1970s guitar rock, Western Swing and vintage country. He is a Grammy Award winner and has released a Grammy Award nominated album. He has appeared on BBC2’s Later with Jools Holland and BBC4’s Blues on Later.

‘The boy got thunder in his hands!’ Taj Mahal

Studio
£15

@MotivSpkr6L6
@nordenfarm

Alvin Youngblood Hart's Website

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The Vinyl Frontier: The Top 10 Electronic Pop Songs EVER

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

The Top 10 Electronic Pop Songs EVER. Classic Pop Magazine produced a top 40 but we just look at the Top 10, with all the stories. Plus Classic Pop giveaways.

In Association with Classic Pop Magazine.

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£8

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Kingdom of Madness: Classic Magnum

Members of Magnum’s classic-era line-ups and other top-drawer rock alumni unite to perform classic Magnum songs from the celebrated 1978-94 period.

Mark Stanway (keyboards), Micky Barker (drums), Richard Bailey (keyboards/flute) and Mo Birch (vocals/percussion), all of whom have previously performed with Magnum, provide the nucleus of Kingdom of Madness.

For their 2021/22 shows they are joined by vocalist Mark Pascall, best known for his work with Cats in Space and Departed, bassist Brian Badhams (Bernie Marsden’s Alaska, Steve Gibbons Band) and guitarist Alan Bell.

One of the UK’s finest exponents of melodic rock music, Magnum achieved high album and singles chart positions in both the UK and Europe and gained a reputation as one of the UK most captivating live bands.

This reunion of former members of one the UK’s most revered melodic rock bands to perform music that has touched the hearts of several generations of music fans has been met with the highest acclaim from both music critics and audiences alike.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Click here to visit the Kingdom of Madness website.

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Danni Nicholls

Danni’s passionate delivery, guitar play, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter offer spell binding performances.

Having received consecutive AMA-UK award nominations (2017 UK Album of the Year for Mockingbird Lane, 2018 UK Artist of the Year), touring with legends Shakin' Stevens, Lucinda Williams, also The Secret Sisters, singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible ride.

Her third studio album The Melted Morning was released 2019.

WHY? 'An incredibly well-crafted album' ★★★★★ Maverick Magazine

'A polished dark gem' Americana-UK

'I absolutely love the elegance and beauty of her music' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Studio
£12.50

@DanniNicholls
@nordenfarm

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The Grahams

The Grahams are New York grown, Nashville based Alyssa and Doug Graham.

As kids in the Jersey suburbs, they snuck into NYC to hear their favourite bands play, and have been performing together ever since. With their own unique brand of nostalgia-inducing alt pop, their music features nods to Americana, emotional and rebellious lyrics and mesmerising vocals.

A multi media performance with a 30 minute documentary film Searching The Milky Way, to proceed a live performance. The film was shot by New York filmmakers Natalie Brasington and David Johnson during The Grahams‘ motorcycle adventure across the legendary Route 66.

The performance will be a combination of songs from The Grahams latest album Kids Like Us and their new EP, Sha La La.

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£15 | £13 conc

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Flo & Joan - Sweet Release

Multi-award winning musical comedy duo (and sisters) Flo & Joan are climbing out of their pits, armed with a piano and percussion section to bring you a brand new show of their critically acclaimed songs and comedy.

Their unique, sharp-tongued style has taken them around the world with multiple sell-out tours and appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival Montreal and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Now they are back with their biggest ever UK national tour, poking around all the classic topics of the day: over-thinking, alien lovers and fringes.

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), online with over 50 million views of their viral songs, in your personal nightmares, and in ‘Alive on Stage’, their own special available worldwide on Amazon Prime.

'Musical comedy hasn’t been in such safe hands for years' The List

'It’s the harmonies of Frankie Valli with the sensibilities of Frankie Boyle' Chortle

★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Veronica & Max

Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20s and 30s.

They like to keep this precious musical heritage alive faithfully reproducing its original sound whilst playing it a modern twist.

Using strictly acoustic instruments such ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and double bass their passion for this music is perfectly represented on their last CD - Old Stories for Modern Times.

With their trio called Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders they won the European Blues Challenge 2013, an important international contest held in Toulouse in March. Thanks to this result they performed at the prestigious Notodden Blues Festival in Norway and will take part in Lucerne Blues Festival in November. Veronica & Max regularly perform in the USA, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Norway, Spain, England, Italy and Poland.

'Good time blues is alive and well and residing in... Milan, Italy. A band with a mission' Folk & Roots Magazine

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

Veronica & Max website

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Dark Side Of The Wall

The award-winning Dark Side Of The Wall celebrate their heroes in well over 2 hours of spectacular live music and visual effects.

This amazing 8-piece band perform music from the legendary Pink Floyd’s classic and extensive back catalogue, featuring tracks such as Comfortably Numb, Money, Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Another Brick In The Wall to name just a few… with unexpected ‘surprises’ thrown in along the way. This band clearly love what they do and that ‘fun’ factor is always a huge part of their shows - not to be missed!

Saturday 19 November 2022
Courtyard Theatre
£18

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