Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.
Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. Age guidance 4 – 7 years.
WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children
Stories on Sunday 12 November:
The Magical Flying Carpet and a Patchwork of Other Fantastical Tales
£3 per person (45 mins)
Presented by Norden Farm & Simon Mole, Supported by Apples and Snakes.
Poet Simon Mole is taking over our Sunday Stories slot again with another spoken word special!
Expect poems about ninja skeletons, raps about pug dogs playing football, stories about boys who meet Pacman and girls who can’t stop drumming. With special guest AF Harrold, poet and author of the Fizzlebert Stump series and the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal longlisted The Imaginary, illustrated by Emily Gravett. The Imaginary was the winner of the 7-11 category of the UKLA Awards.
Age Guidance: 4-11 years.
£3 per person.
A.F. Harrold is a children’s author and performance poet who has a beard and strange ideas. He’s written the Fizzlebert Stump series and the kids poetry collection Things You Find In A Poet’s Beard. He visits a lot of schools and shouts poems at kids in assembly. He lives in Reading with a stand-up comedian and two cats.
Find out more here.
Simon Mole was the first Poet Laureate for the London borough of Brent, and is a member of the acclaimed poetry collective Chill Pill. Since becoming a father Simon writes increasingly for young people, and his first play for children and families was commissioned by the V&A in 2016; Friends For All is touring with Half Moon Theatre. Catch in at Norden Farm on Friday 13 April at 11.30am and 2pm.
Click here to visit Simon's website.
Tony Long's amusing talk on how to master the art of solving cryptic crosswords. He explains the different kinds of clues, gives his three golden rules for solving them, and includes examples of cryptic clues.
Tony’s show is peppered with humorous quips and quotes, providing light relief from all the hard work!
WHY? A light hearted treat for crossword lovers and those who would like to get started!
Helen Seymour admits you into a surreal hospital to create a funny, unique and powerful theatrical experience. It blurs the boundaries between spoken word, comedy and performance art.
So come on, be on the look-out while Helen sneaks around wards, X-ray rooms and cupboards to discover the bizarre, the bemusing and the ba… ah, well that would be telling.
WHY? A witty, thought provoking analysis of sickness, health and what it really means to recover
£14 (£12 conc)
In the 1970s, Michael Burdett found a recording in a skip. Twenty years later, he finally played the tape – an unknown version of one of Nick Drake’s greatest works. He offered people the chance to hear the recording in exchange for photographing them – including Noel Fielding, Danny Baker and Martin Freeman.
A celebration of life, coincidences and the legacy of singer-songwriter Nick Drake.
WHY? ‘Keeps us surprised and involved throughout. A gorgeous show’ The Times