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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this half term.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


Wed 25 Jul - Beach with Umbrella
Thurs 26 Jul - Fish and Jellyfish
Fri 27 Jul - Lobster and Starfish


Mon 30 July - Beach Hut and Bucket & Spade
Tues 31 July - Sailing Boats and Seagull
Wed 1 Aug - Shell Candle Decoration and Beach Sign
Thurs 2 Aug - Butterfly Money Banks
Fri 3 Aug - Pirate Treasure Chests and Map Making


Mon 6 Aug - Wooden Car Building Kit
Tues 7 Aug - Massive Space Rockets with Glow Stickers
Wed 8 Aug - Sponge and Stencil Painting with UV paints and Glitter
Thurs 9 Aug - Canvas Bags Decorating with Felt
Fri 10 Aug - Fish and Jellyfish


Mon 13 Aug - Sunglasses and Sun Visor
Tues 14 Aug - Carnival Mask Making
Wed 15 Aug - Owls and Birds
Thurs 16 Aug - Crowns and Costume Designs
Fri 17 Aug - Whale and Puffa Fish


Mon 20 Aug - Surf Board and Keyring
Tues 21 Aug - Crab and Clay Seahorse
Wed 22 Aug - Octopus and Stingray
Thurs 23 Aug - Lobster and Starfish
Fri 24 Aug - Ice Cream and Summer Drink


Tues 28 Aug - Turtle and Shark Picture
Wed 29 Aug - Ship's Porthole and Foil Fish
Thurs 30 Aug - Octopus and Fishing Game
Fri 31 Aug - Sailing Boat and Seagull


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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this summer holiday!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

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Tech Taster: Mooing Cow Family Workshop

Led by 2.times do.

Use your art skills, basic electronics and coding make the cow warn anyone who gets too close.

In this fun activity, you’ll be combining art, simple electronics and coding as your guided through the simple steps to create your folding card cow. Then add the electronics and simple Scratch code to allow your Daisy to detect when someone is close and warn them by making a noise.

Sat 28 Jul
10am – 11am
£12 per person

Suitable for ages 8+ years, with accompanying adults.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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Tech Taster: 3D Printing

Led by 2.times do.

Learn all about the exciting new technology of 3D printing and use simple design software to create your own personalised 3D design which will be printed for later for you to collect later.


Sat 28 Jul
11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per person

Suitable for 10+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults.

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Tech Taster: Minecraft Family Workshop

Led by 2.times do.

Experience coding Minecraft on a Raspberry Pi computer! You’ll learn how to use the Python language to control and build your Minecraft world.

Sat 28 Jul
1.30pm - 2.30pm
£12 per person

Suitable for ages 8 – 16 years, with accompanying adults.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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Tech Taster: Sonic Pi

Led by 2.times do.

Use the Sonic Pi music program on a Raspberry Pi to code your own song or try changing
the code for one of the examples provided. Can you change the tune while it's playing
and become a live loop DJ?

Sat 28 Jul
3pm - 4pm
£12 per person

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults

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Rock n Roll Concertini with Matt Bond and the Poor Boys Good Time Band

A journey of some of the best loved Rock n Roll themes from the 1950s and beyond.

Be inspired by the sounds of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Elvis whilst the kids dance sing or just chill out on our bean bags.

Suitable for all ages.

WHY? It’s Rock and Roll with a touch of Yee Ha!

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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Mary and the Witch's Flower (PG)

Dir: Hiromasa Yonebayashi 2017 | 102 min, Jp

Mary is an ordinary twelve-year-old girl. Bored during a summer holiday, she stumbles upon a flower and little broomstick. She is soon whisked above the clouds, far away to Endor College – a school of magic!

WHY? A charming anime adventure from the animator behind Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle

'First-rate children’s entertainment' Variety

Click here to read the full review.


£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Summer Circus Week

Led by Albert and Friends.

A week of incredible circus skills and performing. Learn to walk on stilts, ride a unicycle, walk the tightrope and perform on a trapeze!

Suitable for ages 7 – 13 years.

Mon 30 Jul – Fri 3 Aug | 10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card)

Make the most of your time here and book in to see a film at the end of the session. Screenings start at 4.30pm, under 16s tickets £5.

Tues 31 Jul 4.30pm - Sherlock Gnomes (U)
Wed 1 Aug 4.30pm - Mary and the Witch's Flower (PG)
Thur 2 Aug 4.30pm - The Little Vampire (U)

Children will be seated in the balcony, accompanied by a chaperone.

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The Little Vampire (U)

Dir: Richard Claus and Karsten Kiilerich | 83 min, Nl/De/Dk/UK

Rudolph is a thirteen year old vampire whose clan is threatened by a notorious vampire hunter. He meets Tony, a human of the same age. The new friends must work together to save Rudolph’s family.

WHY? Based on the bestselling novels by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg

'A children's film that the youngsters can really get their teeth into' Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12A)

Dir: JA Bayona 2018 | 128 mins, US/Es

It’s been three years since Jurassic World was destroyed. The island now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

WHY? ‘A Jurassic sequel that plays it both adrenaline-pumpingly huge and thrillingly small’ ★★★★ Empire Magazine

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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The Greatest Showman - Sing Along (PG)

Dir: Michael Gracey 2017 | 105 mins, US

The story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a worldwide sensation. A bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum.

WHY? Sing along to all of your favourite songs including The Greatest Show, This is Me and From Now On

'A concoction that soars' Variety

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Summer Art Week

Led by Michaela Clarke.

This year's theme is Around the World.

Work on individual craft activities with lots of messy materials and then work together on a group art project. Group projects include world landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Pyramids.

Visit a different continent each day and make individual crafts like a mask from Africa, piñata from South America, boomerangs from Australia, clay Greek urn from Europe and Chinese dragon from Asia.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Mon 6 – Fri 10 Aug | 10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

Make the most of your time here and book in to see a film at the end of the session. Screenings start at 4.30pm, under 16s tickets £5.

Tues 7 Aug 4.30pm - The Little Vampire (U)
Wed 8 Aug 4.30pm - Beatles Yellow Submarine (U)

Children will be seated in the balcony, accompanied by a chaperone.

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Leave No Trace (PG)

Dir: Debra Granik 2018 | 109 mins, US

Will and his teenage daughter, Tom, have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.

WHY? ‘Deeply intelligent story of love and survival in the wild’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Beatles Yellow Submarine (U)

Dir: George Dunning 1968 | 90 mins, UK/US

Join The Fab Four on a technicolour adventure. They must battle the music-hating Blue Meanies armed only with the power of love. Featuring some of the bands most-loved songs including Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Eleanor Rigby and All You Need Is Love.

WHY? To celebrate its 50th anniversary, catch the legendary animated hit film in stunningly-remastered 4k

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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How Does This Politics Thing Work Then?

Politics is boring. Politics is complicated. Politics is for adults.

Rubbish! Politics is super important and can be made really fun too. Tatton and Tiernan will help you make sense of it all! You might not be able to vote yet. You do have opinions, though. You know the world you want to see. You know what’s right and what’s wrong. Also, you want to have fun.

Age guidance: 7+ years.

WHY? A show that keeps you entertained, engaged and informed so you can also shout at along with your parents during Question Time

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@ComedyClub4Kids
@nordenfarm

Comedy Club 4 Kids website

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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Create an entire show from idea to performance. Experience all aspects of stage production, from lighting to stage blocking to acting with the help of professional directors.

Suitable for ages 10 – 16 years.

This year's theme is: Sherlock Marple and the Case of the Dragon Stone

The greatest criminal minds pit their wits against the ultimate detectives. Come and join Troublemaker Theatre Company to create the most incredible murder mystery of all time. All we have so far is a title, the rest is up to you. Over the week professional directors will help you bring your ideas to reality and make a show which will amaze, baffle and intrigue our audience on Friday night.

Mon 13 – Fri 17 Aug | 10am - 4pm (6pm Fri)
£110 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

Make the most of your time here and book in to see a film at the end of the session. Screenings start at 4.30pm, under 16s tickets £5.

Tues 14 Aug 4.30pm - Show Dogs (PG)
Wed 15 Aug 4.30pm - Patrick (PG)

Children will be seated in the balcony, accompanied by a chaperone.

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Show Dogs (PG)

Dir: Raja Gosnell 2018 | 92 mins, UK/US

A family comedy about an unlikely pairing. Frank, a detective, must go undercover with his canine partner Max. The duo must infiltrate the world's most exclusive dog show to solve his biggest case yet.

WHY? Starring Will Arnett, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and Stanley Tucci

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Freak Show (12A)

Dir: Trudie Styler 2017 | 91 mins, US

Billy Bloom is one-of-a-kind. His razor-sharp wit is matched only his by his anything-goes fashion sense. When his glamorous mother is forced to send him to live with his straight-laced father, Billy finds himself a diva-out-of-water at his new ultra-conservative high school.

WHY? ‘A fantastic, feel-good and fabulous film’ ★★★★ The Independent

Click here to read the full review

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Incredibles 2 (PG)

Dir: Brad Bird 2018 | 118 mins, US

Everyone’s favourite family of superheroes is back. Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of ‘normal’ life. But the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers and a new villain is hatching a dangerous plot…

WHY? Can the family find a way to work together again to save the day?

'The Incredibles are back — it’s like they never left' ★★★★ Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Toontastic 3D

Led by Discovery. with Three.

During this session you can draw, animate, and narrate swashbuckling adventures, breaking news stories and science reports then share these with family and friends!

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults

  •  18 Aug SOLD OUT
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Vlogging and iMovie

Led by Discovery. with Three.

Bring your imagination to life through digital filmmaking and Vlogging. You'll get the opportunity to shoot, edit and put together a video.

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults.

  •  18 Aug SOLD OUT
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Kite Workshops

Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky!

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Family Workshop: Fun with Photos

Led by Discovery. with Three.

This session focuses on Aviary, available on Apple and Android. We’ll show you how to sharpen, soften or saturate photos for the right look, draw your own captions and doodles and experiment with filters to create artful effects.

Minimum age 5+ years.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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Family Workshop: Stop Motion Animation

Led by Discovery. with Three.

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own movie, our stop motion session teaches you how to create your story using props and scenery - you can even bring your own with you.

Minimum age 5+ years.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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Happy Feet (U)

Dir: George Miller, Warren Coleman 2006 | 108 mins, US/Au

In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, you're nobody unless you can sing. This is unfortunate for Mumble, who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune... tap dancing. Featuring the voices of Elijah Wood and Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman.

WHY? Winner of the Best Animated Feature Oscar in 2006

'Every element of this heartwarming tale is delightful' ★★★★ Radio Times

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Summer Dance Intensive

Led by Charlie Dixon.

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for five jam packed days. No audition necessary.

Work with a professional choreographer to develop your technique, learn routines, create your own choreography and make your own dance video!

WHY? There will be a performance at the end of the week to show off your new moves to friends and family

Suitable for 8+ years.

Mon 20 – Fri 24 Aug | 10am – 4pm

£110 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

Make the most of your time here and book in to see a film at the end of the session. Screenings start at 4.30pm, under 16s tickets £5.

Tues 21 Jul 4.30pm - Happy Feet (U)
Wed 22 Aug 4.30pm - Incredibles 2 (PG)

Children will be seated in the balcony, accompanied by a chaperone.

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Coco (PG)

Dir: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina 2017 | 105 mins

Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician. But his family have a baffling generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, he sets off on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.

WHY? Winner of Best Animated Film and Best Song for Remember Me at this year's Oscars

‘One of the most impressively animated films ever’ ★★★★★ Empire Magazine

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

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Three Little Pig Tails

Let me in little piggie it's blowing a gale, not by the hairs on my little pink tail.

A brand new version of the classic story set in Paris. A grumpy old wolf is a chef who wants some pigs' tails for his soup. Will the little pigs outwit him?

Age guidance: 3+ years.

WHY? A funny, warmhearted and interactive rustic tale bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@garlic_theatre
@nordenfarm

Garlic Theatre's website

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Red Turtle (PG)

Dir: Michael Dudok de Wit 2016 | 80 mins, Fr/Be/Jp

The story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds. Presented by Studio Ghibli, creators of Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away. The film beautifully recounts the milestones in the life of a human being. Contains some scenes younger children may find upsetting.

WHY? ‘It’s a masterpiece’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (cert tbc)

Dir: Genndy Tartakovsky 2018 | Run time tbc, US

Drac decides to take a summer vacation on a cruise ship. But the dream holiday soon turns into a nightmare when Mavis realises Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain, Ericka - who is hiding a dangerous secret…

WHY? Featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Kevin James and Steve Buscemi

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Big Band Concertini

An original and enjoyable live music experience designed for grown ups to enjoy with their children in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Blake's Heaven Big Band is a 17 piece ensemble performing jazz, swing, pop and funk, TV themes, Latin and rock – all with a unique twist.

Suitable for all ages.

WHY? Be inspired by sizzling saxes, screaming trumpets and soulful trombones whilst your little one dance sing, wriggle or even sleep!

Courtyard Theatre
This is a standing event with some allocated seating

£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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The Musicians of Bremen

A visually stunning adaptation of the Grimm’s fairy tale.

A donkey, a cat, a cockerel and a dog are too old to be of any use to their masters. In this tumbling, musical adventure follow their adventures and their extraordinary friendships. It shows that despite our differences, we can be friends, and that we are never too old to live our dreams. With puppetry, movement and trapeze, all accompanied by live music.

Age guidance: 3 – 7 years.

WHY? A highly visual show and non-verbal work for young and hearing impaired audiences

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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Snow White Rose Red Bear Brown

Snow White and Rose Red are sisters, twins, best friends. They have lived in the forest since they were Babes in the Wood. Not as worldly wise as their Mother would have liked, they are nonetheless, kind, caring and sometimes a little over enthusiastic in their deeds!

When their quiet life is interrupted by a friendly bear a new chapter begins. But why has the bear chosen them as playfellows? Why is there sadness in his eyes? And who on earth is that rude little man with a ridiculously long beard that they keep bumping in to?

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

WHY? A new show from the Woods of Widdershins, using puppets, storytelling, original music and a fantastical fairytale forest

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

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The Fir Tree

by Tove Jansson

From Tales in Moominvalley

The Moomin family was hibernating in the drawing room as they were wont to do. They had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring… Now all at once a cold draught disturbed Moomintroll’s dreams. And someone was pulling at his quilt and shouting that he was tired and Christmas was coming.

Featuring live puppetry and music, The Fir Tree is an adventure set in the idyllic and peaceful Moominvalley. It is a gloriously unselfish take on Christmas.

Suitable for all audiences from 3 years and upwards.

Presented by Norden Farm, The Ding Foundation, Bernadette Russell and Steve Tiplady.

Tuesday 20 November – Sunday 30 December

£13.50 (£11.50 under 16s)

Early Bird Offer! £40 Family & Friends ticket (4 people), if booked before Friday 31 August. Offer applied in basket.
£46 Family and Friends (4 people) after Friday 31 August.

Pre-show Touch Tours

For children with autism and sensory impairments. Contact Box Office for more details.

about 2 hours ago A brand new and hilarious bar-hop through history! Enjoy five free drinks as the award winning experts take you from the symposiums of Ancient Greece to the secret speakeasy. Get your pub crawl shoes on for Sat 27 Oct 8pm --> https://norden.farm/events/the-thinking-drinkers-pub-crawl

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about 4 hours ago Dust off the sand from our beach and get crafty with your little ones at our beach Arts and Craft Sessions! Sessions are Mondays – Fridays and vary so you can make something new each time! Suitable for ages 5- 8 years. Tickets are £5 per child --> https://norden.farm/events/arts-and-crafts-session

about 7 hours ago The Farm goes to the Maidenhead Festival! If you’re heading down to Kidswells Park tomorrow, come and say hello!… https://t.co/RSZvtw7p83

about 9 hours ago RT @klezmer_ish: Nice review from our concert last month at the ACE space in Newbury: https://t.co/gvnivyfok0 Next chance to see us live is…

1 day ago The Gallery has been a hive of activity over the last few days as the Beach Life exhibition has been installed! We can’t wait to reveal its transformation on Tuesday! . . . #maidenheadbeach #themaidenheadbeach #summerholiday #schoolholiday #countdown #nordenfarm #maidenhead #berkshire #beachlife #artgallery #installation #whatson

1 day ago Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio Glyndebourne: Saul pairs baroque music with contemporary choreography and lavish designs to create an enthralling theatrical fusion of old and new. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/glyndebourne-saul

1 day ago RT @klezmer_ish: Klerzmer-ish are visiting the #Berkshire town of #Maidenhead bringing their special mix of #folkmusic from all over the…

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1 day ago RT @BOINGJewellery: We love supporting local events and we're going to be at @nordenfarm on Sat August 4th with an array of BOING outlet br…

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