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Storytelling

Join our storytellers in our magical story den this festive season for wintry tales from around the world!

Keep an eye on our website for full listings of all the stories.

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

Suitable for ages 3+ years.
£2 per person

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Miki

Miki, Polar Bear and Penguin live in a very far away place. It’s an icy world where nothing ever grows. One midwinter eve, they make a wish and Miki embarks on a magical adventure in search of a star...

Based on the book by Stephen Mackey, Miki is an inspiring story about friendship, courage and adventure. It features amazing underwater creatures, enchanting music and extraordinary puppetry.

'Young audiences alternate between giggling with delight and total transfixion' ★★★★ The Stage

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

£13.50 (£11.50 Under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £46
(offer applied in basket)

Presented by Norden Farm and Slot Machine.
This magical show returns after its debut at Norden Farm in 2011. Miki is created by Slot Machine, the company that have previously brought hit shows One Snowy Night and Kipper's Snowy Day to our stage.

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Arts and Crafts Session

Join us this festive season for wintry themed craft activities.

The crafts vary so you can create something new at each session.

Sun 3 Dec - Clay Star Decoration
Sun 10 Dec - Polar Bear Bauble
Sun 17 Dec - Winter Scene Snow Globe

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

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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.

Wednesdays (exc 14 Feb, 4 Apr, 11 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 | £4 siblings

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one (or more) free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a baby under 6 months

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Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.

Fridays (from Fri 5 Jan)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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The Snowman

An enchanting family friendly concert adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ much-loved story The Snowman.

Performed by Chamberhouse Winds, with narration by Jonathan Butcher. The ensemble will also play a selection of other short fun pieces to introduce the instruments before the story begins.

Suitable for 3+ yrs.

WHY? Stay on afterwards for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 conc), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Little Wrigglers

Led by Rachel Walsh

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Mondays (exc 16 Feb, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Tuesdays (exc 13 Feb, 3 Apr, 10 Apr)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Tuesdays (exc 13 Feb, 3 Apr, 10 Apr)
3 - 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Geeta Rai

An energetic modern Indian dance style. These classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Tuesdays (from Tues 9 Jan)
4.30pm – 5.30pm
£67 per 10 week term

Suitable for 6+ years.

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Digi Den II

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.

Tuesdays (from Tues 9 Jan)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of current music. This is contemporary dance smashed up and easy to learn!

All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for 9+ years.

Tuesdays (from Tues 9 Jan)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'The Troublemaker gang had me film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

'Troublemaker helped foster the creativity I use every day in my animation and video work' James Willis

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


£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company 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.

Fridays (exc 12 Feb, 2 Apr, 9 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.


If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Sunday Stories

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)

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Sunday Stories - Spoken Word Special!

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.

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Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails

Do you really know what happened to the wolf and those three little pigs?

What about Goldilocks – why was she walking in the woods? And as for the three Billy Goats Gruff, how did they really deal with that troll? All will be revealed in this beautiful show using puppets and props.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

WHY? A show full of fun, laughter and an enthralling gypsy soundtrack you’ll be singing long after the show

Studio
£10 (£8 conc), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@thewidders
@nordenfarm

Theatre of Widdershins website

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Family Concertini: Music to Dance to with Manouche Etcetera

Grab your tiny dancers and join in for fiery gypsy dances, curious klezmer and retro swing.

With tunes you'll know, others you won't, and some original material too. This versatile trio will take you everywhere from Buenos Aires to 1920s London and Paris.

WHY? A concert all about inspiring children of all ages and their grown-ups with live music in a relaxed and friendly environment

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

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
Concertini Facebook Page
Concertini website

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Little Red Riding Hood's Musical Adventure

Join Scarlet and her side-kick Stanley the Squirrel as they try to outwit Walter the Wolf. They discover it's not just the enchanted forest that has magical powers...

A forest full of family fun and live music, this is a joyous new version of the classic fairy tale. From the creative team behind the hugely popular Hairy Maclary Show.

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

WHY? 'At its heart, it's a clever, funny, well-written musical' ★★★★ Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 conc), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@Nroomproduction
@nordenfarm

Nonsense Room Productions website

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Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey

Giving children the opportunity to learn and explore through exciting and fun art activities – and we do all the clearing up!

Mondays (from 19 Feb, exc 2 and 9 Apr)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.


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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Concertini: Music for Mothers Day with Mairi Cowieson

Bring the whole family and sing along to 45 minutes of music from stage and screen.

Including songs from Mary Poppins, Matilda and Frozen all performed by West End singer Mairi Cowieson and friends. Come in costume or grab something from our dressing up box before the concert!

WHY? The 11.30am performance is ‘relaxed’ – ideal for families with very young children and SEND

£10 (£8 conc), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids!

The time-travelling magicians bring a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between!

Expect the unexpected and believe the unbelievable. Can everyone’s favourite duo of deception finally find fame, fortune, and a box of fondant fancies?

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

WHY? ‘Hilarious and good for all ages’ Primary Times

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

@morganmagic
@westmagic
@nordenfarm

Click here to visit Morgan and West’s website

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Jump In! Next Steps: Dance Intensive

Led By Charlie Dixon.

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for two jam packed days. Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique in class, learn routines and create your own choreography. Film and watch your work on a big screen and perform to your family and friends on the Friday.

Suitable for ages 9 – 12 years. No audition necessary.

Thur 31 Mar – Fri 1 Apr | 10am – 4pm

£75 (£65 Advantage Card)

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Me and My Bee

Our fuzzy little friends need our help and so we’re launching a political party disguised as a party disguised as a show.

Multi award-winning theatre company, ThisEgg, invites you to save the world – one bee at a time. A new comedy for children and adults alike. Plant the seed for change, join the Bee Party. Before it’s too late…

WHY? ★★★★ The Scotsman | ★★★★ The Stage | ★★★★ The List | ★★★★
Three Weeks | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festival For Kids

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

@ThisEgg_
@nordenfarm

ThisEgg website

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A Tiger's Tale

Join Titch, Ma and Pa on their riotous adventure with their adopted tiger cub. From a circus train in South Africa, to a steamboat on the Atlantic Ocean and onward to West Yorkshire, a ramshackle travelling troupe tell the unbelievable true story of a family of acrobats and their tiger.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

WHY? A high spirited balancing act of circus, puppetry, live music and song.

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

@M6Theatre
@nordenfarm

M6 Theatre Company website

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Family Ceilidh

A live band, easy to learn dance steps and lots of laughter for a Sunday afternoon.

Join us for a reel and a jig around the Long Barn.

WHY? A great way for families to spend some fine quality time together

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

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Nick Sharratt's Big Draw-Along

Join this much-loved children's writer and illustrator in a family-friendly, fun filled draw-along for all ages.

The much loved children's writer and illustrator brings a fun filled draw-along for all ages. Nick's best-selling picture books include You Choose, Shark in the Park and Pants. He's also the illustrator of Jacqueline Wilson's phenomenally popular children's novels including Tracy Beaker. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on.

WHY? Nick shares ways to invent your own crazy creatures and gives loads of top tips as your draw along with him

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

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Jump In! Art Daze

Calling all budding artists and young creatives!

Immerse yourself in three whole days of arts and crafts. Be inspired by letters, words and numbers to create individual and collaborative pieces both in 2D and 3D. Use playing cards, old books and Scrabble pieces to make car licence plates, thermometers, signs and classic phones plus lots more.

Suitable for age 8+ years.

£85 for 3 days (£75 with Advantage Card)

Tues 11 – Thur 13 Apr | 10am – 4pm

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Friends for All

Eight year old Lexi doesn’t make friends very easily. If only school would allow a non-uniform day – she could be herself. Inspired by Grandad’s hippy stories, she fights her class teacher and the class bully.

An interactive spoken word performance.

Suitable for ages 5+ years

WHY? A story about having the confidence to be yourself and stand up for what you believe in

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

@HalfMoonTheatre
@Si_Mole
@nordenfarm

Half Moon website
Simon Mole website

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Peter and the Wolf

Chamberhouse Winds perform a magical transcription of Prokofiev’s classic tale of Peter and the Wolf for wind quintet and narrator.

WHY? Stay on afterwards for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music

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

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
Concertini Facebook Page
Concertini website

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Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse brings her acclaimed baby disco to Norden Farm!

Join the Australian DJ, producer and mum of two, with her dancers in this interactive early childhood event. Parents and under 5s are let loose on the dance floor in the friendliest of discos. Get your disco-dancing-booties on!

WHY? ‘Monski has the Midas touch in creating just the right atmosphere for grown-ups and little ones to let themselves go’ ★★★★★ Families Online

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

@MonskiMouse
@nordenfarm

Monski Mouse website

about 10 hours ago 1 comment Coming to see Miki with us this Saturday or just looking for something to keep the little ones entertained? Don't miss our wintry themed Storytelling sessions at 10.30am and 1.30pm. ❄️ Tickets are only £2 per person! --> https://norden.farm/events/storytelling-48

about 14 hours ago RT @BlackwellAhoy: Love these entries to the #miki competition @nordenfarm ❤️ https://t.co/j1LeUOXheW

about 16 hours ago Thanks to the Maidenhead Advertiser for their coverage of our work with students from BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture) - they've designed and created our Miki themed Gallery installation and Storytelling Den! ✏️ #Miki2017

about 19 hours ago Murder on the Orient Express heads to our big screen from tonight --> http://bit.ly/2o3Nc0K Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp and Olivia Colman.

about 21 hours ago RT @JS_thatsme: Another fab night with @AlexHorne and the magnificent @hornesection !! Nowt beats a touch of Zumba on a Thursday evening!…

about 24 hours ago Now booking for Autumn 2018 (...yes, you read right) - Britain's leading one-liner comic Gary Delaney returns with a show packed full of lean, expertly crafted gaggery!

1 day ago 1 comment Very Superstitious January 13th 2018 The Total Who Show Norden Farm Centre for The Arts

1 day ago A top line up is coming to town... - https://t.co/aX44lSXl5V

1 day ago Sometimes it can be hard to pick the perfect sauce to go with our delicious chips! Catch Polar Bear and his friend Penguin in our magical Christmas show Miki this December! --> http://bit.ly/MikiChristmas #Miki2017 #Charistmas2017 Slot Machine Theatre

1 day ago RT @thestrangeface: Hoorah, 4 new dates for Feb-Apr 2018 announced @squarechapel @PocklingtonArts @Everymanchelt @nordenfarm Here's one of…

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