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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.

  •   8 Dec
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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.

  •   8 Dec
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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.

  •   9 Dec
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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
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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
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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

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@nordenfarm

Robin Morgan's Website

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