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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.

Summer
Mon 20 May, 17 Jun, 15 Jul
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £21 for all 3 sessions
Online only

Suitable for ages 18+ years

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Pilates - Mixed Abilities

Led by Zoe Brennan

Suitable for all abilities, Zoe’s class will help anyone wishing to improve their flexibility, alignment, co-ordination, posture, balance and breathing and will focus on stabilising and strengthening your core.

Zoe will adapt exercises to suit your individual needs and mobility. At the end of the class we will take a few minutes to relax and unwind with some mindfulness.

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Spring
Drop in: 16 Apr and 23 Apr

Summer
30 Apr - 11 Jun, exc 28 May (6 weeks)
18 Jun - 16 Jul (5 weeks)
Drop in: 6 Aug and 13 Aug

11am - 12pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course.

Suitable for 18+ years.

Other classes include:
Pilates - Beginners
Pilates - Intermediate

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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.

Spring
Drop in: 16 Apr and 23 Apr

Summer
30 Apr - 11 Jun, exc 28 May (6 weeks)
18 Jun - 16 Jul (5 weeks)
Drop in: 6 Aug and 13 Aug

12:15pm - 1.15pm
£12 per class | £50 for 5 weeks

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Other classes include:
Pilates - Beginners
Pilates - Mixed Abilities

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Force of Nature

Led by Jo Hall.

Wind, Water, Ice and Fire; use pastel, charcoal and other drawing materials to depict the more dynamic aspects of landscape. We’ll explore; trees devastated by fire; rocks eroded by wind or water, or resulting from volcanic activity and also these same forces in action; heaving seas, windblown trees and fire.

Please bring your own materials as detailed below:
Cartridge paper for charcoal studies, pastel paper,
Charcoal, pastels, putty eraser, sandpaper, craft knife, drawing board, clips or tape to attach paper
Table easel or block to tilt your board, spray fixative to be used outside only, paper towel
Optional; any other drawing media; ink, pastel pencil etc.

Tues 18 Jun - 23 Jul
12.30pm - 3.30pm

£126 for a 6 week course

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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.

Spring
Drop in: 16 Apr and 23 Apr

Summer
30 Apr - 11 Jun, exc 28 May (6 weeks)
18 Jun - 16 Jul (5 weeks)
Drop in: 6 Aug and 13 Aug

1.30pm - 2.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

Other classes include:
Pilates - Mixed Abilities
Pilates - Intermediate

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Crafternoons

Led by Creative Eye.

From January 2024 Norden Farm are delighted to extend our Crafternoon sessions to Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons!

Norden Farm's Crafternoons are relaxed crafting sessions for older people.

Get crafty with a range of activities, or bring along your own projects to work on with support from tutor Kayleigh Robinson.

You can learn new skills, meet new people and try something new, a cup of tea is included with the ticket price. If you are unable to attend in person you can log on from home to chat and join in the session.

Summer Season

Tues 28 May and Wed 29 May Tie-Dye Socks
Tues 4 Jun and Wed 5 Jun Fruit Coasters
Tues 11 Jun and Wed 12 Jun Peg Doll Decor
Tues 18 Jun and Wed 19 Jun Recycled Paper Beads
Tues 25 Jun and Wed 26 Jun Polymer Clay Food Keyrings
Tues 2 Jul and Wed 3 Jul Decoupage Trinket Boxes
Tues 9 Jul and Wed 10 Jul Plant Pot Bird Feeders
Tues 16 Jul and Wed 17 Jul Dictionary Page Art
Tues 23 Jul and Wed 24 Jul No Session
Tues 30 Jul and Wed 31 Jul Yarn/Ribbon Wall Hanging
Tues 6 Aug and Wed 7 Aug Rock Painting
Tues 13 Aug and Wed 14 Aug Postage Stamp Art

Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.

Local transport can be provided as part of the ticket price for those attending on a Wednesday.

If you need transport to Norden Farm for the Wednesday sessions please contact Jess Thompson at [email protected] / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.

Suitable for ages 60+ years.

2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea

Visible

Exhibition by BCA.

Visible is the theme of a group exhibition by students studying the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design & Communication at Berkshire College of Agriculture.

The concept of visible has been explored through a variety of different specialist technical skills, materials and processes to present imaginative, personal and informed outcomes. Disciplines include textiles, animation, illustration, painting and printmaking. The artworks are vibrant, engaging and thought-provoking.

Norden Farm Gallery

Tues 11 Jun - Sat 22 Jun

5pm - 10.30pm

Entry is Free

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Seann Wilkinson

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!

Summer
16 Apr - 23 Jul, exc 28 May (14 weeks)
7.30pm – 9pm
£11 per session | £140 per 14 week term

SOLD OUT
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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Jim Maving

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 very beginning. This is a foundation course for those with little to no experience of playing guitar. You will learn how to hold a guitar and to make the right noises out of it. The aim of these lessons is to get you playing your first song within 4 weeks of lessons, as no-one takes up guitar to strum random chords, it’s all about the songs.

If you are returning to guitar having not played for some time and can barely remember chords this is a great way of getting back into the swing of things.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.


Summer
Tues 30 Apr - 28 May (5 weeks)
Tues 11 Jun - 9 Jul (5 weeks)
Tues 16 Jul - 13 Aug, exc 23 Jul (4 weeks)
7.45pm - 8.45pm

£50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Drift (15)

Dir: Anthony Chen 2023 | 93 mins

Jacqueline (Cynthia Erivo), a young refugee, lands alone and penniless on a Greek island, where she tries first to survive and then to cope with her past. While gathering her strength, she begins a friendship with a rootless tour-guide (Alia Shawkat) and together they find the resilience to forge ahead.

Screening to mark Refugee Week 2024.

‘A deceptively simple tale with a lot to say, Drift lingers long, thanks largely to a mesmerising performance from Cynthia Erivo’ ★★★★ Empire

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Special 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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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.

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

Summer
Wed 1 May - 5 Jun (6 weeks)
Wed 12 Jun - 10 Jul (5 weeks)
Wed 17 Jul - 14 Aug (5 weeks)
11am - 12.15pm
£12 per session | £45 per 5 week course | £54 per 6 week 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

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Studio Art Sessions

Led by Sue Bridge

These sessions are suitable for those with some prior experience of drawing and painting (either previous study or art course participation).

As with the preceding course 'Transform your Sketchpad' these 3 hour studio sessions will be wide ranging both in terms of media and subject matter. Over the duration of the course you will gain experience in a range of media, acrylic/watercolour, pen and ink and collage. Some sessions will be one off activities other topics may spread over a couple of weeks.

Students to provide their own materials.

Tue 7 May, Wed 15 May, Wed 22 May, Wed 29 May & Wed 5 June (5 weeks)
Wed 19 June - 24 Jul (6 weeks)
11am - 2pm

£150 per 6 week course | £125 per 5 week course

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Baby Signing

Led by Funky Monkeys

Have you ever wondered what your baby is thinking or feeling? Would it help if they could communicate those thoughts and feelings to you?

Sign & Rhyme teaches parents/carers and their little ones, simple sign language that enables them to communicate before speech takes over. Just like waving and clapping, your baby can learn to tell you when they’re hungry, in pain or just that they’ve seen a dog! This is empowering to them and hugely rewarding for you! In most cases babies who sign learn to talk sooner than their non-signing peers.

Signs are used in class, like actions, to accompany songs and nursery rhymes and with an array of props, puppets, instruments and the use of disco lights, bubbles and parachutes to enhance the sensory experience and make learning more fun.

There's also:
* Free on-site parking
* Café (open all day)
* Baby changing facilities

Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 18 months

Summer
Wed 1 May - 14 Aug, exc 31 Jul
1.45pm - 2.30pm

£7.50 for 1 Adult and 1 Child | £4.50 for additional siblings

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The Teacher's Lounge (12A)

Dir: Ilker Çatak 2024 | 99 mins

German with English subtitles.

A brilliantly observed, Oscar-nominated drama - expertly exploring the fault lines of contemporary society.

Carla Nowak, a dedicated teacher, starts working at a high school when one of her students is suspected of theft. Idealist Carla decides to take the matter into her own hands, while confronting the structures of the school system and the consequences of her own actions.

'A classic in the making' ★★★★★ The Guardian

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Special 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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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Junior)

Led by Emma Duncan.

In each session children take part in a series of drama games and activities that develop their confidence as well as teaching them drama skills. These include focus, communication, developing a character and voice projection.

As the weeks go on the group will each have a part with some lines to learn in a small-scale show. They will rehearse as a team and share what they have learnt during the last session, more details to follow on this after half term.

Suitable for school years 2 - 6.

'Norden Farm is my favourite after school club, it always keeps me moving and relaxed. It is a great place to go for drama and within a short time, I have become far more confident and expressive' Timothy, age 7

'We have sent both of our children to Youth Theatre at Norden Farm and have seen dramatic improvements in there ability, confidence, social awareness and expressiveness generally and specifically. The environment is safe and developmental in a broad and exciting sense' Alex - parent


Summer
Wed 17 Apr - 24 Jul, exc 29 May (14 weeks)
5pm - 6pm
£140

Junior Youth Theatre Booking Form

'The youth theatre is one of the best drama clubs, everyone is so friendly and we do amazing games' Junior Youth Theatre Student

'We have absolutely loved the drama classes, we have seen a tremendous improvement with our daughter's confidence, she enjoys the sessions as there is a mixture of techniques and games and has made friends along the way! Emma is great at adapting the lessons and I have only seen improvements, we Look forward to the end of summer show combined with the senior class!!! Love Norden Farm as the venue!' Junior Youth Theatre Parent

'This is my daughter’s first experience of a drama club - and it has been such a positive, confidence-boosting, creative experience for her. I particularly love that there is no pressure on the children - there is plenty of time and practice to get ready for the end of season Sharing Session, and the level of performance is just enough to stretch them, without making them worry. It’s pure joy and excitement! You can see how far the group has progressed from term to term - they are becoming a very confident and capable group of Thespians!' Junior Youth Theatre Parent

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Emma Duncan.

Each term we will be focusing on developing the participants confidence and well-being through a series of drama games and activities.

This term the Senior Youth Theatre group are focusing on developing drama skills. They’ll learn a deeper understanding of performance and managing their nerves as well as some more specialised techniques including comedy and physical theatre.

Suitable for school years 7 - 12.

'Norden Farm is my favourite after school club, it always keeps me moving and relaxed. It is a great place to go for drama and within a short time, I have become far more confident and expressive' Timothy, age 7

'We have sent both of our children to Youth Theatre at Norden Farm and have seen dramatic improvements in there ability, confidence, social awareness and expressiveness generally and specifically. The environment is safe and developmental in a broad and exciting sense' Alex - parent

Summer
Wed 17 Apr - 24 Jul, exc 29 May (14 weeks)
6.05pm - 7.30pm
£175

Senior Youth Theatre Booking Form

'Drama has upped my confidence remarkably and I’m getting better every time, it’s my favourite club and I look forward to it each week' Senior Youth Theatre Student

'The youth theatre is one of the best dramas clubs ever, we can express ourselves' Senior Youth Theatre Student

'The instructor is very supportive and everyone is very respectful' Senior Youth Theatre Student

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

Led by Jim Maving

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Summer
Wed 1 May - 29 May (5 weeks)
Wed 12 Jun - 10 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 17 Jul - 14 Aug, exc 24 Jul (4 weeks)
7pm - 8pm

£50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week 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 ages 18+ years.

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Challengers (15)

Dir: Luca Guadagnino 2023 | 131 mins

From visionary filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, Challengers stars Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach and a force of nature who makes no apologies for her game on and off the court.

Married to a champion on a losing streak (Mike Faist), Tashi’s strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against the washed-up Patrick (Josh O’Connor) – his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend.

As their pasts and presents collide, and tensions run high, Tashi must ask herself, what will it cost to win.

‘Zendaya leads a thrilling, intoxicating and extravagantly sexy tennis psychodrama’ ★★★★★ Independent

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Special 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.

Bring Baby Screening   
The screening on Fri 14 Jun 11am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-ups with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.   

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (B)

Led by Jim Maving

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level;

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Summer
Wed 1 May - 29 May (5 weeks)
Wed 12 Jun - 10 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 17 Jul - 14 Aug, exc 24 Jul (4 weeks)
8.30pm - 9.30pm

£50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week 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 ages 18+ years.

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Complete Macramé Course

Led by David Beattie

Explore the fun and relaxing craft of Macramé with this two day course.

Starting off with the basics, David from But One String will guide you through the making of a practical plant hanger. Then building on these basics David will introduce more complex knots and techniques to make a beautiful decorative wall hanging.

Suitable for the complete beginner or those with some experience, this workshop is perfect for all skill levels. We provide all the necessary materials, so just bring your creativity and eagerness to learn!

Thur 16 May & 23 May (2 weeks)
Thur 20 Jun & 27 Jun (2 weeks)
Thur 18 Jul & 25 Jul (2 weeks)

11am - 4.30pm

£135 for 2 week course

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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!

Summer
Thur 2 May - 1 Aug

11.30am – 12.30pm

£7 per class | £30 for 5 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please note that the session on Thursday 11 July will be led by Carla Leech

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Showstopper Tots

Led by Mairi Cowieson

Musical Theatre themed music and movement classes for ages 2 -5 years. Younger siblings are welcome. Under 6 months free.

Join us for our fabulous Mary Poppins themed term, it promises to be Supercalifragilisticexialidocious!

So Let's Go Fly a Kite and Step in Time over the rooftops. The classes take the children on an adventure, exploring the music and story of Mary Poppins, learning a dance to help with their coordination, singing songs and playing drama games to help with their confidence and ending each class with our mini theatre and story song, written especially for ShowstopperUK, by fabulous West End composers.

This story song is added to each week to enhance their engagement and concentration skills. It's also fun for the parents/carers who attend with their little ones.

Age guidance 2-5 years.

Summer
Thur 2 May - 13 Jun, excludes 30 May (6 weeks)
1.30pm - 2.15pm

£48 (1 adult and 1 child) per 6 week course
Siblings (aged 6 months +) £28.80 per 6 week course

£8 (1 adult and 1 child) drop in
Siblings (aged 6 months +) £4.80 drop in

Siblings under 6 months free

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Bollybhangra Dance Fit

Led by Nanda Sharma

Welcome to Bollybhangra Dance Fitness Party sessions! Nanda teaches her original choreographies to top hits from Bollywood, Bhangra, Belly dance and also other international music and dance rhythms.

The joyful music and movements encourage us to open our hearts and minds to possibilities, improve wellbeing and body-confidence and encourage us to embrace our individuality.

Enjoy the benefits of dance on flexibility and balance, health and fitness, and mood, memory, in a fun and friendly environment, at your own pace- no pressure. Beginners welcome.

Every class feels like a party and your place awaits! Dress up or dress down, some colour, sequins and a jingly bellydance scarf will add to your experience!
Bring water, a towel, wear dance sneakers or trainers.

Spring
Thur 21 Mar - 25 Apr, exc 11 Apr (5 weeks)
6.30pm - 7.30pm

£11 per session or £45 for 5 week course

Summer
Thur 2 May - 6 Jun (6 weeks)
Thur 20 Jun - 25 Jul (6 weeks)

£11 per session or £54 for 6 week course

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (C)

Led by Jim Maving

For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.

These classes are split by skills level:

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Summer
Thur 2 May - 30 May (5 weeks)
Thur 13 Jun - 11 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 18 Jul - 15 Aug, exc 25 Jul (4 weeks)
7pm - 8pm

£50 per 5 week course, £40 per 4 week 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 ages 18+ years.

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Book Club

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

This season our Book Club will be reading

Summer

Thursday 9 May
The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak (368 pages)

Thursday 20 June
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (368 pages)

Thursday 18 July
Trust by Hernan Diaz (416 pages)

Thursday 15 August
Jack by Marilynne Robinson (320 pages)

September
Politics on the Edge by Rory Stewart (464 pages)

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Jim Maving

Play guitar but stuck in a rut? Want to play some notable songs and impress your friends? Then this is the course for you. Rediscover your 6-string and why you took it up originally.

Learn some classic songs as well as learning your pentationic scales, slide guitar and alternate tunings

Summer
Thur 2 May - 30 May (5 weeks)
Thur 13 Jun - 11 Jul (5 weeks)
Thur 18 Jul - 15 Aug, exc 25 Jul (4 weeks)

8.30pm - 9.30pm

£50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week course

Alternative classes include:

If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!

Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.

Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

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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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.

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

Spring
Fri 22 Mar - 26 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)

Summer
Fri 3 May - 31 May (5 weeks)
Fri 7 Jun - 12 Jul, exc 28 Jun (5 weeks)
Fri 19 Jul - 16 Aug, exc 9 Aug (4 weeks)

11am - 12.15pm
£12 per session | or £45 per 5 week course | or £36 per 4 week 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

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Funky Monkeys

An energetic and creative music and movement class for babies and children under 5.

This fun and funky session uses lights, puppets, parachute, instruments and music to get your little ones moving!

Suitable for ages 9 months - 5 years.

Summer
3 May - 26 Jul, exc 31 May, 28 Jun
11am - 11.45am

£7.50 | Siblings (18 months +) £4.50 | £26 for 4 sessions a term (this offer doesn't include the sibling ticket)

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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Pottery - Explore Press Moulds

Led by Helen D Evans

This 5 week course is for people with all abilities.

Whether you want to come and give Pottery a try or if you have some experience of working with clay, you may want to use the time to work on your own projects based on using and exploring Press Moulds.

The intention is to spend the first two weeks using coils, stamps and carving with ready made and found moulds.
The third week will be using moulds to make modified work
The fourth week - time for you to experiment.
The final week will be spent glazing. This session will be slightly longer to give you time to finesse your pieces. (3hrs)

Your work will then be fired off-site and then ready to collect from Norden Farm.
The price includes: Clay, use of tools, Underglazes, a selection glazes and 2 x firing of your work.

All work will be fired to Earthenware.

You may want to bring with you:
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils
A cloth to wipe your hands on
An apron
Any clay tools you may have.

After the course.
Helen will notify you regarding the collection of your work which usually takes between 4-6 weeks

Fri 31 May - Fri 28 June (5 weeks)
11am - 1pm (except 28 June 11am - 2pm)

£120

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Bring Baby Choir

Singing is a great way to relieve stress and promote well-being.

Meet new people and take some time for you in this new acappella choir for mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their babies!

It is a baby friendly class, created especially so you can bring the baby you care for. Grown ups are in a semi circle (with room for your buggy next to you) and babies can sit, crawl or play on the blanket in front of you.

These uplifting classes are led by conductor/composer (and mum) Marta Radwan. There's no auditions, no singing experience is needed and you don't need to have a 'good voice' - just an openness to have a go! You'll be sure to know the songs and there will even be some which include your little one.

There's also:
* Free on-site parking
* Café (open all day)
* Baby changing facilities

Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 18 months

Drop in sessions Fri 19 Apr and 26 Apr
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Summer
Fri 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Fri 14 Jun - 19 Jul, exc 28 Jun (5 weeks)


Please note that the session on Fri 17 May will be covered by Zoe Hatch.

£10 per session | £48 for 6 weeks | £40 for 5 week course

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Kidnapped (12A)

Dir: Marco Bellocchio 2023 | 134 mins

Italian with English subtitles.

The film follows the true story of how a six-year-old Jewish boy, Edgardo Mortara, was taken by the Catholic Church following claims that he was baptised by the family’s maid as a baby.

While the distraught Mortara family fight to get him back, they find themselves at the epicentre of a wider historical battle between the forces of Catholic authoritarianism and the growing opposition movement.

'A classic in the making' ★★★★★ The Guardian

'Kidnapped is an expertly paced, gorgeously shot and evocative true story of faith, family, and the power of people coming together to right deeply ingrained wrongs' ★★★★★ Empire

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Special 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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Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir

Led by Dr Marta Mathea Radwan

Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir is a fun, friendly, non-auditioned choir for everyone. We learn by ear, so you don’t need music experience. Our music ranges from gospel, world and jazz to pop and classical - anything that sounds great and is a joy to sing. Joining us is a great way to meet people and sing your stress away.

Summer
Fri 3 May - 7 Jun (6 weeks)
Fri 4 Jun - 19 Jul, exc 28 Jun (5 weeks)

Please note that the session on Fri 17 May will be covered by Zoe Hatch.

2pm - 3.30pm

£12 per session | £60 for 6 week course | £50 for 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

About the tutor
Dr Marta Mathea Radwan is an award-winning vocalist, composer and musical director. Heralding from Poland and with over 30 years' experience in musical performance, Marta conducts choirs around London, including: jazz group Alle Choir London, Offbeat a cappella community choirs in Acton and Richmond, and Singing for Fun groups at Brunel University London.

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St John’s Chamber Orchestra – Concert for Midsummer’s Day

Join us for this special concert featuring two of the most popular of all concertos, played by outstanding soloists from the Royal Academy of Music.

Olwen Miles (violin)
Khrystyna Mykhailichenko (piano)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1
Grieg Piano Concerto

Sicilian-born violinist Olwen Miles plays the Bruch, while the Grieg will be performed by Khrystyna Mykkailichenko, a Ukrainian refugee studying with Joanna MacGregor.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | Under 18s Free

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The Will Gibson Quartet

Will Gibson is a younger Lion on the London jazz scene.

His playing is influenced by the power tenor sax players Mike Brecker, Joe Hendeson, John Coltrane - however there’s as much a softer side to his tone too.

An effortless musical talent and impeccable taste. The music tonight will be a selection of pieces and themes from the 70’s and 80’s and 90’s when jazz dipped its toes in more rocky waters. This is very uplifting heartfelt and emotive music.

What to listen for – Will Gibson’s tone is enchanting, perfectly in tune and tasteful. Also listen to how the drummer frames the musical ideas, with a call and response effect.

Will Gibson (tenor Sax/woodwind)
Alex Hutton (piano/keyboards)
Darren McCarthy (Bass)
Andy Ball (Drums)

Studio
£16

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Salsa

Led by SalsaStyle

Specialising for twenty years in providing individual attention to help you develop dance techniques and grow in confidence. SalsaStyle will ensure everyone feels welcome no matter what level.

Spring
22 Mar - 26 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)

Summer
Fri 3 May - 7 Jun, exc 17 May (5 weeks)
Fri 14 Jun - 19 Jul (6 weeks)
Fri 26 Jul - 16 Aug (4 weeks)

8.15pm - 9.15pm
£12 per session | £50 for 5 weeks | £60 for 6 weeks | £40 for 4 weeks

Don't forget to stay for the Salsa Social from 9.15pm - 10pm: stay after the class for a dance and drink!

Box Office closes at 8pm but online booking is still available.

Click here for more information about SalsaStyle.

Please note that the class on Friday 8 March will be led by Darren and Tara.

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

Align and Flow Yoga is influenced by the biomechanics and heart orientated philosophy of the Anusara Hatha style of yoga. With a specific alignment focus within the flow of postures the practice will tone and strengthen the body, improve posture and create more freedom in the body and mind resulting in a calm and relaxed state of being.

Each week there will be a different theme weaving its’ way through the session, but a typical class starts with breathing techniques to centre and ground, poses to warm up and then progresses to a fun and challenging mix of vinyasa and alignment yoga.

This class is designed to cultivate focus, stamina, strength, and flexibility. Leaving time at the end for a well-deserved relaxation.

Come prepared for an energising class that will also leave you feeling relaxed.

Suitable for 18+ years

Summer
Sat 4 May - 22 Jun (8 weeks)
Please note that Sarah Norman will be covering the class on Sat 10 May and Lindi Bilgorri will be covering the class on 8 Jun

Sat 29 Jun - 17 Aug (8 weeks)
Please note that Lindi Bilgorri will be covering the class on 29 Jun

£12.50 per session | £84 for 8 week course and £73.50 for 7 week course

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

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Architecture in the Landscape using Line and Wash

Led by Jo Hall.

Use line and watercolour wash to depict a building in the landscape; this may be a humble croft or a castle. Bring your own reference or use that supplied by the tutor. There will be plenty of time to practice mark making and texturing with various tools/pens before making a more considered drawing and adding colour. Please bring your own materials and equipment as detailed below.

Materials and equipment:
Watercolours, brushes, water pots, palette
Drawing board, table easel or block to tilt your board, tape to attach paper, paper towel
India ink (preferably waterproof when dry), twig, dip pen (bamboo or metal)
Small natural sponge, old toothbrush
Paper; cartridge paper for exercises in mark making, watercolour paper NOT (cold pressed) or HP (hot pressed) surface for final painting
Some paper will be available from the tutor at cost.

Sat 22 Jun
11am - 4pm
£42

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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!

Summer
Sat 4 May - 17 Aug

11.30am – 12.30pm
£7 per class | £30 for 5 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please note that the session on Saturday 13 July will be led by Carla Leech

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I’m Every Whitney

Kieshia and her fantastic million dollar band bring an incredible tribute to the late, great, Whitney Houston.

Her number one show is shared up and down the country, and brings Whitney’s greatest hits. From I Wanna Dance with Somebody and So Emotional to Greatest Love of All and I Will Always Love You.

Described as a stunning impersonator of the legendary Whitney Houston…Kieshia is up there with the very best!

Join Kieshia for an evening of fun, laughter and nostalgia as I’m Every Whitney takes you on an unmissable ride to remember the Queen of the Divas.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Please note that the start time is 8pm, not 7.30pm as advertised on the promotional flyers.

I'm Every Whitney's website

Insta imeverywhitneylive
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The Vinyl Frontier: Forgotten Classics

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

You know when you're asked if you can remember a song by an act you've never heard of and reply 'No'. Then it's played and your reaction is 'Oh, yes THAT one!'.

That's our definition of a forgotten classic. 10 participants will present their forgotten classic and the audience decides it's favourite.

Studio
£10

Other Vinyl Frontier events this season include:
Sat 25 May: Legend - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Sat 27 Jul: Singles Championship 2024


The Vinyl Frontier's website

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Brush Lettering

Led by Salina Gatto

Brush lettering is a modern form of calligraphy that can be practiced everyday and even on the go. Just put a brush in your bag and you’re all set.

It is not only a way to make beautiful notes for people to make them feel good but a great way to practice mindfulness.

This workshop includes a personalised take home kit of a notebook, a brush pen and some extra heavyweight paper.

In the 4 hours you have together, you will be tackling exercises of the basic forms of brush calligraphy while being able to add your own personal flairs once you establish the basics.

By the end, you will be able to write your name, self-love quote and or address a letter for someone you love.

Salina is Looking forward to lettering with you all.

Summer
Tue 7 May - 28 May (4 weeks)
Tue 25 Jun - 9 Jul (3 weeks)
Tue 16 Jul - 6 Aug (4 weeks)

7pm - 8.30pm
£100 for 4 week course | £75 for 3 week course

Salina is a designer, art director and illustrator who has a strong love for beautiful lettering and calligraphy. She has worked for clients in the fashion and beauty industry in New York and London. Victoria Secret, TK Maxx, New Look, Sweaty Betty, Soap and Glory, Penhaligons and John Lewis to name a few that are on her roster.

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Summer Recital Series - Elmore String Quartet

Summer Recital Series (1/4)

In association with the Kirckman Concerts

Puccini I Crisantemi
Mozart Quartet in C, K.465 (Dissonance)
Ravel Quartet in F

We are delighted to welcome this young, acclaimed quartet to Norden Farm. They were formed in 2017 at the Royal Northern College of Music, and have been the recipients of various awards, with performances at major venues throughout the UK.

Their unmissable programme opens with a beautiful movement by Puccini, and closes with one of the most magical and thrilling quartets in the repertoire.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s Free

Elmore String Quartet's website

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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Josh Weller and Bella Hull

Josh Weller

Recently hand picked by Fred Armisen to be his opener, Josh Weller is a failed musician turned comedian, viral content maker, comic book author and podcast host. He was born in England, raised in Malaysia and now lives in London.

As seen on ITV2 Stand Up Sketch Show, Weller’s high energy brand of cleverly self-deprecating stand-up landed him on pro bills after just one year on the circuit. In addition to his live comedy work, Josh has developed a loyal fanbase for his viral musical videos and online content, with views in the millions which includes mockumentaries, sketches, professional trolling, animated stand-up comedy shorts, character work, and more. His 2020 mockumentary The U2 Taken Paradox has had over a million views and angered legions of loyal U2 fans. His musical parody videos also have views in the millions on TikTok and Instagram.

He has written for Spitting Image and Alex Edelman’s BBC Radio 4 show Peer Group. He also wrote the jokes on McFly’s guitar plectrums on their 2022 arena tour. His dark comedy graphic novel Die Already was published by CollegeHumor in 2019. In 2020, he
was included in Twitter’s Valentine’s and Valentine’s Campaign, featured globally on billboards. Josh is also a successful broadcaster and presenter, his Dirty Air Formula 1 podcast with Alfie Brown is fast becoming a success. Prior to comedy Weller was signed with Universal Records as a teenager, he went on to tour the world as both a solo artist and the lead singer of popular punk act The Kenneths. He has performed on the Vans Warped Tour and toured with The Offspring, The Descendents, Anti-Flag and Juliette Lewis, has drummed for Ray Davies at the Royal Variety Performance, released a Christmas single with Paloma Faith and has toured with Mumford & Sons, The Maccabees, and more. Black Flag’s Bill Stevenson produced his records.

Bella Hull
Bella Hull is a London-based stand-up comedian and writer and one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians.

In 2022, Bella brought her debut hour, Babycakes, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and subsequently to London’s Soho Theatre to wide acclaim. She regularly plays to sell-out crowds across the UK and her TV appearances include BBC’s Stand Up for Live Comedy, ITV’s The Stand Up Sketch Show and Comedy Central Live. She also co-hosts the Last Night Ever podcast with Jacob Hawley.

As a writer, Bella is working on a script commission with the BBC and her writing has been featured on BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack, Flux Magazine and she is the advice columnist for Quadra magazine.

Studio
£10

Josh's website

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Mindfulness

Led by Kate Hughes

Join Kate Hughes of Kate Hughes Meditation for an hour of mindfulness, designed to promote calm and awareness.

During the session we will explore breathing techniques, different kinds of meditation, and various mindfulness exercises including some gentle movement (this can be adapted to suit all mobility levels).

No experience of meditation or mindfulness is required, and these sessions are suitable for you if you are an absolute beginner or have done some kind of mindfulness practice before.

Please wear comfortable clothing. The session will end with a relaxation exercise and you may wish to bring your own mat and blanket, although these will be provided.

Spring
Fri 26 Apr
6.30pm - 7.30pm

Summer
Fri 31 May, 28 Jun, 19 Jul, 9 Aug
6.30pm - 7.30pm

£12 per session

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Havisham

A journey into the psyche of Miss Havisham from Great Expectations.

Written and Performed by Award winning actress Heather Alexander.
Direction and Dramaturg by Dominique Gerrard.

If you knew my story, your heart would break too. A cobwebbed tale of heartbreak. This is the story that Dickens left out…

Who was the woman being behind Dickens’ most monstrous female creation? What condemned the hopeful young Miss Havisham to her cruel and fractured fate? Experience her heartbreak as we delve into her childhood trauma and follow her on an intricate journey to a world where she finds herself the leading lady in a drama she can’t comprehend. The gaslighting is subtle, the coercive control slick. Can Miss Havisham escape her twisted karma?

Havisham offers a fresh perspective of Dickens’ greatest work of Gothic characterisation and invites the audience to share poignant moments from her childhood in rural Kent and as a naïve young woman who arrives in London unprepared for the events which gradually consume her.

The story appeals to both fans of Dickens as well as those new to his stories and confronts how the ripples of fate can lead to devastating consequences.

‘Powerful, tense, heart-breaking’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'Gorgeously written and packed with haunting imagery' ★★★★ The Stage

'This is a beautifully crafted piece of theatre, whether you are a fan of Dickens or not. The story stands strong alone' ★★★★★ WEBF

'Heather Alexander expertly mines the horror beneath Dickens’ most Gothic character' ★★★★★ The RECS

'Havisham stands out for its original and skilful narrative craft, as if characters and atmospheres were drawn from the pages of a literary piece, while simultaneously, opening a poignant contemplation on the power of trauma over the psyche and body of its sufferers' ★★★★ Theatre Weekly

‘Intriguing…the story intertwines smoothly…’ ★★★★ Theatre Film and Arts Reviews

‘As ever with Alexander, this is a masterclass in acting’ Fringe Review

Studio
£16 I £14 concessions

Heather's website

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Raíces - Rebeca Ortega

A night of passion, rhythm, and intensity.

This is an unforgettable authentic flamenco performance by Seville's elegant and accomplished dancer Rebeca Ortega. She is joined by the UK's leading flamenco guitarist Ramón Ruiz and accompanied by the deeply soulful voice of Carlos Lobo also from Seville.

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Andalusia, with traditional and modern flamenco artistry.

From the deepest roots of flamenco, this theatrically spun dance show is born from the tradition of flamenco culture, shaped by the luminosity of the alegrías, the depth of the taranto and seguiriya, the rhythms of the tangos and bulerías and the jondura of the soleá and the farruca.

Raíces is a finalist piece in the Madroño Young Dance Creators Contest. In 2023, Rebeca Ortega's company has taken it to stages throughout Europe, as well as to places as far away as China, Gabon, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Rebeca's website

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The Total Who Show

Get ready for two hours of hits and classics by The Who.

Including Won't Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You, Substitute, Can't Explain, The Seeker and I Can See For Miles.

Performed by Johnny Warman's Magic Bus. The band features a line up of top musicians who have performed with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle from the band itself.

They have worked also worked with the likes of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and The Small Faces.

'Well worth checking these guys out. Not to be missed' The Who

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The Total Who Show's website

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Some printed publicity has the incorrect start time - this show starts at 8pm

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Creative Writing: Script Writing (online)

Led by Guy de Ferrer

Do you want to start writing for screen, stage or radio? On this course, you’ll learn how to recognise drama, find the best characters to tell it, break stories down to scenes, create crisp dialogue and be shown the right format for your chosen medium.

Tues 2 Jul - 30 Jul
7pm - 9pm
£100 per 5 week course

Online course

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The Fall Guy (12A)

Dir: David Leitch 2023 | 126 mins

He’s a stuntman - and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights - all for our entertainment.

And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?

Staring Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers, Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt, Winston Duke and Hannah Waddingham.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Special 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.

Bring Baby Screening   
The screening on Sat 29 Jun 11am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-ups with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.   

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Resilience Refined: a mindfulness course to boost resilience.

Led by Kate Hughes

This four week course is designed to give you a detailed introduction into mindfulness and the techniques that can be used to build resilience and reduce anxiety. We will cover a different topics including: long term benefits of practice, stress, managing anxiety and emotions, as well practical exercises to incorporate into your daily life. This course will help you to overcome issues which may be affecting you such as anxiety and confidence, but it will also assist with focus and drive. Suitable for all levels including absolute beginners.

Tues 14 May - 4 Jun (4 weeks)
Weds 3 Jul - 24 Jul (4 weeks)

3pm - 4.15pm

£105 for 4 week course

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

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


Summer
Wed 8 May, 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 7 Aug
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

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Roger McGough is Alive and Gigging

Roger will be touring the world this summer with Alive and Gigging tour.

A performance poet like no other, he is bringing his best pieces to the stage for new and old audiences alike. Aged 87, he is a force of nature – and poetry. Is poetry the new rock’n’roll? … it always was!

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Roger's website

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Sukh Ojla - The Aunty Years

Sukh keeps being told that she’s successful. She’s been on telly, had a book published and even been trolled on Twitter. So why does she still feel like a toddler who has lost their Mum in Tesco’s?

Join Sukh as she approaches 40 and figures out middle age, pretending to be a grown up and the joy of a Tupperware set.

Sukh Ojla is a comedian, actor and writer. Her first book Sunny, was released in 2022.

As a comedian, Sukh has performed on many TV shows including, The Big Asian Stand-Up Show (BBC Two), Comedy Guide to Life (Dave), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), Comedy Central Live and features in Sky’s Dating No Filter.

In 2019, Sukh took her debut solo show For Sukh’s Sake to Edinburgh, which received rave reviews including 5 stars from Funny Women. Last year, Sukh returned to her nationwide tour of Life Sukhs to critical acclaim.

Television credits include Feel Good (Channel 4), Bridgerton (Netflix), The End of the Fking World (Channel 4), GameFace (Channel 4), Hospital People (BBC1), Black Mirror (Channel 4) and EastEnders (BBC1).

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Sukh's website
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Django at the Farm

With the Already in Berlin Band.

A tribute to the greats of early jazz.

Straight forward hard-swinging string-led early jazz with London's newest classic jazz band. A drummerless line-up with a collective spirit of music-making reminiscent of music anchored in pre-war jazz styles.

Capturing the spirit of classic jazz pioneers from each side of the Atlantic with a programme of greats from the pens of Armstrong, Bechet and Reinhardt… music from an era when jazz was revolutionary, controversial and very 'hot'.

Fronted by Dave Kelbie of Dime Notes, Django a la Creole and Don Vappie’s Jazz Creole, an unstoppable force on rhythm guitar with a sound described as 'the rhythmic rumbling of a folksy freight train'.

On violin is London Django Collective’s curator, composer, educator and fast becoming a force in Jazz violin, Matt Holborn; Legend of London’s Classic jazz and African scenes guitarist John Kelly; and anchored by bassist Lorenzo Morabito.

Dave Kelbie (guitar)
Matt Holborn (violin)
John Kelly (guitar)
Lorenzo Marabito (bass)

Studio
£16

Already in Berlin Band's website

Insta @davekelbie

Insta <a target="blank" href="https://www.instagram.com/mattholborn">@mattholborn

Insta @officiallyjohnkelly

Insta @lorenzomorabito

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Paint & Sip with Lauren

Led by Lauren Hawkins

Indulge your creativity and embrace your inner artist at our paint and sip evenings this summer!

Feel empowered and join Lauren for a series of themed sessions designed to celebrate strength, beauty and bold confidence.

Whether you're a seasoned artist or picking up a paintbrush for the first time, our welcoming atmosphere invites you to explore your creativity in an intimate setting. Come let loose, have a drink and get inspired with us!

All materials provided.

Acrylic paints will be used and can often stain clothes so please wear clothes with this in mind.

18 + years

Friday 10 May - Goddesses Unveiled: Capturing the Female Form
Friday 7 June - Stand Tall, Stand Out: Expressing Your Inner Flamingo
Friday 5 July - Blooming in Adversity: Painting Flowers of Strength
Friday 9 August - Fierce Felines: Embodying the Spirit of Big Cats

7pm - 10pm

£36 (including 1x 175ml wine or 1x pint of beer)
£34 (including 1x soft drink or 1x 0% bottled beer)

To order your drink please show your ticket at the bar when you arrive, ensure you arrive in advance of the class to order your drink as the bar may be busy.

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Oasiz

Oasiz are one of the UK's most authentic tribute band.

A point proved in 2023 when a short clip of front man Steve performing as Liam went viral on social media with over half a million views. Many fans were convinced the clip was actually of Liam Gallagher himself which led to the story being covered in the national press as well as a high profile TV appearance later that year.

To celebrate 30 years since Oasis burst onto the scene Oasiz are embarking on a 2024 UK tour and this is your chance to see them in top form.

The setlist will contain all the big hitting career spanning anthems that you would associate with a greatest hits tour. One not to miss!

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Life Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

Explore the complexities of the human form by working from a professional life model. With a variety of short and long poses. Learn both traditional charcoal drawing methods and new experimental techniques.

Half day sessions comprise of a variety of short and long poses.

Any mediums can be used in these sessions. Materials will be provided, although participants are very welcome to bring their own if you have something you like to work with.

Summer
Sat 18 May and Sat 6 July

11am - 2pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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La Chimera (15)

Dir: Alice Rohrwacher 2023 | 133 mins

Italian with English subtitles.

Set in the 1980s, in the former Etruscan landscape of rural Italy, Arthur, a vagabond-type character, is mourning the loss of his love.

A local ragtag group of graverobbers make use of his archaeological skills to find ancient tombs filled with artefacts, but Arthur uses the digs to search for a door to the afterlife, of which myths speak, where he imagines reuniting with her.

'Josh O’Connor dazzles in brilliant tale of Italian tomb-raiders' ★★★★★ The Observer

'Josh O’Connor embarks on a treasure hunt in this dreamy comedy' ★★★★★ Independent

'A joyous, masterful work of folk magic' BFI Sight and Sound

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Special 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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National Theatre Live: Nye

160 mins

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.

Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life - from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

'A taut and fluid triumph' ★★★★★ iNews

'A mighty, moving piece of theatre' ★★★★ Financial Times

'A valiant and valuable affirmation of the NHS' ★★★★ Telegraph

'Michael Sheen is a blazing presence' ★★★★ Broadway World

Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island). This epic new Welsh fantasia is broadcast from the National Theatre.

Cinema
£16

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Love Lies Bleeding (15)

Dir: Rose Glass 2024 | 104 mins

Revenge thriller from writer / director Rose Glass.

Lou is a reclusive gym manager who falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder who’s hitchhiking to Las Vegas to pursue her dream. But as quickly as their romance blossoms, Lou’s unsavoury past begins to emerge from the shadows, pulling the couple into the deep web of Lou’s criminal family.

Starring Kirsten Stewart, Katy O’Brian, Ed Harris, Jena Malone, Dave Franco and Anna Baryshnikov.

'Kristen Stewart lifts brilliant bodybuilding noir' ★★★★★ The Guardian

'Kristen Stewart is superb in this jaw-dropping, gruesome psychosexual thriller' ★★★★★ The Telegraph

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Special 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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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Steve Bugeja and Ania Magliano

Steve Bugeja

Steve Bugeja is one of the circuit’s most exciting comedians, writers and performers. Steve co-created and co-wrote the ITV2 sitcom Buffering with Iain Stirling. A second series of the fresh new comedy showcasing Iain and Steve’s brilliantly funny and razor-sharp millennial voices will air in January 2023.

Steve previously hosted the BBC Radio 4 series Economics with Subtitles and has made numerous appearances on TV shows including The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Zoe Ball on Saturday (ITV1). A prolific writer, Steve is the head writer for Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility (ITV2) and was a key member of the writing team for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One). He has contributed material to Mock the Week (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and BBC Radio 4. Making a name for himself internationally, Steve has twice been invited to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, appearing on Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow (ABC1) and on Comedy Up Late (ABC1). Steve won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2013 and has since performed numerous Edinburgh Fringe shows and national tours.

'Bugeja has an eye for original comic detail that’s all his own' The Guardian
'Plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling' The Scotsman
★★★★ Sunday Post
★★★★ One4Review

Ania Magliano
Ania is a comedian based in London. She’s a triple threat (bisexual, Gen Z, bad at cooking). Her sharp, wry writing combined with her warm conversational performance style make her a glittering new talent (the i Paper) of the UK comedy scene.

Her 2023 stand up show, I Can’t Believe You’ve Done This, was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show, and sold out its entire Fringe run before the festival began. It received multiple 4 and 5 star reviews, with the Scotsman calling it a beautifully structured show and Ania a truly original voice with an impressive set of skills. The show was included in British Comedy Guide’s Best Reviewed Edinburgh Fringe Shows 2023 list and was the Number 1 pick in Time Out’s The 11 best comedy shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023.

Her debut hour of comedy, Absolutely No Worries If Not, won Best New Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2022, and sold out entire runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre. An extra date was put on at London’s Leicester Square Theatre for one night only. The Times described it as the sort of elegantly amusing, surprising and inspiring debut hour that you come to the Fringe to see, whilst the Guardian listed it as one of 10 Fringe Shows Not To Miss, saying it ‘will have you crying with laughter.

Ania has appeared on multiple podcasts, including picking what was described by Ed as one of the worst menus ever on Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster. You may have heard her on Radio 5 Live with Elis James and John Robins, Brett Goldstein’s Films to be Buried With, Pappy’s Flatshare, Trusty Hogs, Cuddle Club and The Moon Under Water. She has opened for Ed Gamble, Marc Maron and Catherine Cohen. She has also appeared on ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, Dave’s Get Off My Phone and Dave’s The Comedy Guide to Life.

As a writer Ania regularly works with comedian, journalist and viral sensation Amelia Dimoldenberg on Chicken Shop Date and Amelia’s Cooking Show, featuring guests such as Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX and Louis Theroux. She has written for The Emily Atack Show (ITV2), Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2), Newsjack (BBC R4) and The Now Show (BBC R4). Recently she’s written and created corporate content for major brands such as BeautyPie and PrimeVideoUK. She has written multiple well received columns for the Metro (UK), and also publishes her own newsletter on Substack to hundreds of readers. Ania has a growing social media following, including 25k followers on Twitter, and over 1 million views on Youtube with over 20k subscribers. She’s recently branched out into TikTok, amassing over 1.8 million likes. You may recognise her from one of her previous hair colours.

Studio
£10

Steve's website

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Daytime Sound Bath

Led by Janette Moy

Sound Baths are deeply relaxing, anyone can join in. Lay down, cosy and Janette will share beautiful sounds of Gong, Tibetan bowls, Irish Drum ( Bodhran ), Rainstick, Sansula, Kochi chimes and more. Taking you on a journey into the heart of Sacred Sound.

As you relax and bathe in the healing vibrations, your body resonates within these pure tones and you begin to feel retuned and in harmony. Healing can happen at cellular level, our bodies, mind and emotions draw from the sounds the vibration that is needed to bring us into inner balance.

You will need to bring a yoga mat or blanket to lie on. A small cushion for under head comfort. A blanket to cover up. Anything else you want to bring to make a cosy nest. Eye mask if you use one.

We also run evening Sound Bath classes, click here to find out more.


Summer
10 May, 7 Jun, 12 Jul

1pm - 2pm
£15 per session
Suitable for 18+ years

Please note, to prevent disruption to the class, latecomers may not be admitted.

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Sound Bath

Led by Janette Moy

Sound Baths are deeply relaxing, anyone can join in. Lay down, cosy and Janette will share beautiful sounds of Gong, Tibetan bowls, Irish Drum ( Bodhran ), Rainstick, Sansula, Kochi chimes and more. Taking you on a journey into the heart of Sacred Sound.

As you relax and bathe in the healing vibrations, your body resonates within these pure tones and you begin to feel retuned and in harmony. Healing can happen at cellular level, our bodies, mind and emotions draw from the sounds the vibration that is needed to bring us into inner balance.

You will need to bring a yoga mat or blanket to lie on. A small cushion for under head comfort. A blanket to cover up. Anything else you want to bring to make a cosy nest. Eye mask if you use one.

We also run daytime Sound Bath classes, click here to find out more.

Spring
19 Apr

Summer
24 May, 14 Jun, 12 Jul, 16 Aug

6.30pm - 7.30pm
£15 per session
Suitable for 18+ years

Please note, to prevent disruption to the class, latecomers may not be admitted.

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Forever Billy Joel

Selling over 150 million records, Billy Joel is considered one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world, with 33 Top 40 hits and 23 Grammy nominations.

Forever Billy Joel - brought to you by the team behind the critically acclaimed Forever Elton. Covering decades of iconic hits including Uptown Girl, My Life, It’s Still Rock and Roll, Just The Way You Are, Moving Out, Honesty, New York State Of Mind, River Of Dreams, Allentown, Scenes From An Italian Restaurant and Piano Man.

The five-piece multitalented band is led by award winning composer and musician, Phil Mountford, so prepare yourself for an authentic, musically outstanding, live set of so many of Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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A Harbour or Coastal Scene in Line and Wash

Led by Jo Hall.

Use line and watercolour wash to depict a harbour or coastal scene; this may be a harbour, a rocky coastal headland or beach. Bring your own reference or use that supplied by the tutor.

There will be plenty of time to practice mark making and texturing with various tools/pens before making a more considered drawing and adding colour. Please bring your own materials and equipment as detailed below.

Materials and equipment:
Watercolours, brushes, water pots, palette
Drawing board, table easel or block to tilt your board, tape to attach paper, paper towel
India ink (preferably waterproof when dry), twig, dip pen (bamboo or metal).
Small natural sponge, old toothbrush
Paper; cartridge paper for exercises in mark making, watercolour paper NOT (cold pressed) or HP (hot pressed) surface for final painting
Some paper will be available from the tutor at cost

Sat 13 Jul
11am - 4pm
£42

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Simon Evans - Have We Met?

After finally solving the mystery of his existence and true identity in Work of the Devil, Simon finds that he has still not overcome the more daily challenges of remembering what he came upstairs for, who these grown-ups are that live with him (and what they have done with his children?) and how can that footage be from 2009, when he only bought those shoes a few months ago?

In Greek mythology, the Muses were the daughters of Mnemosyne, goddess of memory - though ironically, there is no easy way to remember her name. But Memory was thus clearly regarded by the ancient Greeks as the mother of the arts, wellspring of inspiration, the compost in which imagination takes rooty. Our last defence against tyranny, the consolation of the just and the seat of the soul. Without memory, the illusion of self crumbles. Mine, however, is shot. So where does that leave me?

'A masterclass' ★★★★★ Scotsman

'Outstanding stuff' ★★★★½ Chortle.co.uk

PS What have I forgotten?

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Suitable for ages 14+ years, any ticketholders under 14 years will not be admitted.

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Sergio Marciano's Latin Bridge

Sizzling classic Bossa Nova, jazz standards, Boleros, irresistible Latin dance beats, Cuban Son & original compositions.

Sit back and soak up the remarkable musicianship from this exceptional project.

Performing Cuban traditional music but with a soulful feel, they re-imagine classic Bolero, Son and Bossa Nova. They also perform songs from the Nueva Trova repertoire, something which is not often heard outside of Latin America.

Studio
£16

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Summer Recital Series - St John’s Ensemble

Summer Recital Series (2/4)

Ron Colyer (violin)
Susan Black (viola)
Paul Cox (cello)
Kate Addis (double bass)
Jay Wilkinson (flute)
Rachel Porter (oboe)
Caroline Owen (clarinet)
Nigel Wilkinson (piano)

Schubert Sonatina in D for violin and piano
Mozart Adagio and Rondo, K.617
Beethoven Trio in B flat for clarinet, cello and piano, Op.11
Schubert Quintet in A (Trout)

Schubert’s great Quintet is one of the happiest and enchanting chamber works ever composed. This delightful summery programme also includes an early Beethoven trio, and Mozart’s final chamber work, originally intended to include glass harmonica.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s Free

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

This is a fast-paced adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel. It was first performed in 2006 and has played to packed houses throughout the UK and Ireland. This popular show has returned to Norden Farm six years in a row and is ideal for GCSE students.

'All human beings are commingled out of good and evil….
Edward Hyde alone, in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil'

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

Age guidance 12+ years.

Presented by Isosceles.

Studio
£16 | £14 conc

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Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg (15)

Dir: Alexis Bloom, Svetlana Zill 2023 | 115 mins

This intimate portrait reveals the story of an unapologetic rock ‘n’ roller, actress, muse and mother who rose to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s.

Drawing on words from her unpublished memoir, narrated by Scarlett Johansson, Anita draws us deep into her world, with the help of a supporting cast that includes her family - Marlon, Angela and their father Keith Richards.

Never-seen-before home movies and family photographs explore life with the Rolling Stones, in a bittersweet tale of both triumph and heartbreak.

From Barbarella to the Swiss Alps, and the Lower East Side of New York, Anita Pallenberg was a woman ahead of her time.

'A nuanced story about an inspiring and troubled woman' Vogue

'Directors Alexis Bloom and Svetlana Zill have adeptly collated a riveting story' ★★★★ Financial Times

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Special 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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Wellbeing Textiles

Led by Anurita Chandola

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and creativity with our Wellbeing Textiles Course. This unique and enriching experience is designed to promote well-being and mindfulness through the art of textiles.

The Wellbeing Textiles Course is structured to provide a balance of instruction, hands-on activities, and reflective practices. Each session will focus on a specific aspect of well-being, incorporating textile techniques to facilitate personal growth and relaxation.

Join us on this inspiring journey, where the soothing textures of textiles meet the nurturing embrace of mindfulness. Rediscover the joy of creating while nurturing your mental and emotional well-being in a supportive and encouraging environment.

About Anurita Chandola
Anurita Chandola is a Spacewear and textiles artist who has worked internationally with renowned brands, art projects and prestigious exhibitions. Anurita’s expertise lies in sustainable fashion, product and material innovation, and in designing solutions based on reducing waste in the fashion industry. She is a graduate from the Royal College of Art, where she focused on developing proficiency in the independent learning methods and practices of contemporary art and design. Anurita is currently researching on textiles and clothes that will work on Mars and recently worked as a Spacewear and textiles artist with Building a Martian House Project in Bristol.

Fri 19 Jul - 16 Aug (5 weeks)

2pm - 4pm

£18 per session or | £80 per 5-week course |

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The Dead Don't Hurt (15)

Dir: Viggo Mortensen 2023 | 129 mins

A cinematic western that is both epic and intimate. Set against the tumultuous backdrop of 1860s frontier America, The Dead Don’t Hurt is a powerful story of love and survival, conflict and revenge.

Written and directed by Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings, Green Book), who also stars alongside Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Bergman Island).

'Love blossoms amid violence in Viggo Mortensen’s western' ★★★★ The Guardian

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Special 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.

Open Captioned Screening  
The screening on Tues 23 Jul 8pm is an Open Captioned Screening. These screenings provide a transcription of the audio from a film. Captions are displayed at the bottom of the cinema screen along with the dialogue from the film. 

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Lost Communications 失絡之聲

Created by electronic musician, An-Ting, and creative technologist, Ian Gallagher, Lost Communications 失絡之聲 is a live audio-visual performance immersing the audience deeply into the light and darkness of nature.

A fundamental property of the natural world is interaction and communication. Every species in an ecosystem contributes to the harmonious symphony that it is a part of. We chose a long time ago to shut ourselves off from this, slowly at first, but with ever increasing speed, we have closed our hearts. We no longer hear the natural music around us. Lost Communications 失絡之聲 is an exploration of art, nature and technology.

Travelling from the UK, through Mongolia, Sichuan and Hong Kong, Ian and An-Ting have recorded the songs of birds as the musical expression of the environments they found themselves in. What might they tell us if we were able to hear?

Lost Communications 失絡之聲 is co-commissioned by Videotage (Hong Kong) and Treasure Hill Artist Village (Taiwan).

Studio
£16 | £14 conc


Lost Communications 失絡之聲 website
An-Ting's website

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Chance to Dance Stars CIC Annual Showcase 2024

Chance to Dance Stars CIC is your local dance school for young people in the disabled community.

Come along and celebrate our achievements over the last year.

Each class has spent the last year learning a routine or 2 that they wish to show you. Put your hands together and join us for a spectacular show with upbeat music, sparkly costumes and a very proud Teacher and Founder, Victoria Andrews.

Dance Routines Choreographed by Victoria and the help of the students.

Thank you to the amazing volunteer team who has supported this event. All proceeds raised goes to support this event and future Showcases.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Chance to Dance's website

Chance to Dance's Facebook page

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Pottery - Flower Frogs

Led by Helen D Evans

This is part of a series of workshops being run by Helen d Evans which is suitable for all abilities.

During the workshop you will use hand building techniques to make some flower frogs.

Cost includes clay, use of materials and x 2 firings and application of a clear glaze.

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Please bring with you: an apron
any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils

The class will run from 11 -1.30 pm. A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the
workshop.

After the course.
We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work

Sat 20 July
11am - 1.30pm

£45

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The Art Themen Quartet

Art Themen played tenor saxophone with a university jazz band while studying medicine at Cambridge.

After qualifying as a doctor, he moved to London and in the early 60s played in several blues and R&B bands. During this period he worked with Alexis Korner, Phil Seamen, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker and Long John Baldry. In the late 60s and early 70s his musical direction shifted towards jazz and he played with Barbara Thompson, Michael Garrick, Henry Lowther and Graham Collier.

In 1974 he began a long and particularly fruitful association with Stan Tracey, which continued into the 90s. He has also accompanied numerous visiting US jazzmen, including Al Haig, Red Rodney, George Coleman and Nat Adderley. A highly individual playing style marks Themen’s performances.

Art Themen (Tenor/Soprano sax)
Alex Hutton (Piano)
Simon Thorpe (Bass)
Dave Barry (Drums)

Studio
£16

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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (12A)

Dir: Wes Ball 2023 | 145 mins

Many years after the reign of Caesar, a young ape goes on a journey that will lead him to question everything he's been taught about the past - and make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.

Starring Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon and William H. Macy.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Special 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.

Bring Baby Screening   
The screening on Thur 25 Jul 11am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-ups with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.   

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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Garrett Millerick and Sara Barron

Garrett Millerick

A phenomenal stand-up comic, Garrett’s breakout television performance was on the hit US late night talk show Conan (TBS).His live show Sunflower became one of the best reviewed and most talked about shows of 2018, both at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and subsequently at London’s Soho Theatre. The show saw packed houses for both runs and regularly added shows to cope with demand.

The show was Time Out London’s No.1 Comedy Pick for February 2019, and saw Garrett
receive a nomination for Breakthrough Act at the 2019 Chortle Awards. Garrett has since followed up the show with Smile and Just Trying to Help. The Times called Smile one of the stand out shows of the year and The British Comedy Guide named it one of the best reviewed shows of the year. All three shows transferred to London before touring the UK and have been recorded by 800 Pound Gorilla Records to stream and purchase internationally.

His new show Just Trying to Help was nominated for best show at the Leicester Comedy Festival and also received critical acclaim at the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, being described as 'a performance of rare force and intensity that overpowers his audience…It’s a travesty that he’s not much better known outside the comedy cognoscenti' ★★★★ Chortle. The show later transferred to the Soho Theatre and is currently touring across the UK. Garrett is currently working on a new sitcom which previously recorded a pilot for Audible produced by Hat Trick Productions and starring Jack Dee and Meera Syal. He previously created and co hosted hit podcast Laughable with Jayde Adams and Red Richardson which was picked by the Guardian as one of the funniest podcasts to listen to during the pandemic.

Sara Barron
Sara Barron is one of the fastest-rising comedians of her generation. Since her 2018 debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, she’s starred on shows including Live at the Apollo (BBC), Would I Lie to You? (BBC) and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC).

A powerhouse live act, Sara has taken 3 critically acclaimed stand-up hours, For Worse (2018), Enemies Closer (2019), and Hard Feelings (2022) to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and had multiple runs in London’s Soho Theatre. Her shows have received rave reviews from publications including The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Evening Standard and The Scotsman, and she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Sara’s further television credits include 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), Hypothetical (Dave), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC), Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (DAVE), Roast Battle (Comedy Central) and Hello, America (Quibi). On radio, her credits include appearances on The News Quiz, The Now Show, and Woman’s Hour on Radio 4.

Sara also co-created and co-hosts the hit Succession recap podcast Firecrotch and Normcore which has previously featured guests including Jesse Armstrong, elf Esteem, Chris Addison and Lorraine Kelly, as well as The Traitors recap podcast, Laters, Traitors!
As a writer, Sara has published two essay collections, People are Unappealing and The Harm in Asking. Her writing has also featured in Vanity Fair and on This American Life.

Studio
£10

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Bringing Stories to Life Chill Out Space

Free Event

Relax in this interactive chill out space where stories come to life.

Created with local schools and community groups our Gallery will be alive with stories this holiday.

This SEND friendly exhibition is a magical space where characters jump from the pages of the book through animation, projection, storytelling and music.

Free Entry Fri 26 Jul - Sat 17 Aug Tuesdays - Saturdays 11am - 10pm

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Freud's Last Session (12A)

Dir: Matt Brown 2024 | 108 mins

On the eve of the Second World War and the end of his life, Sigmund Freud invites iconic author C S Lewis for a debate over the existence of God.

The film explores Freud’s unique relationship with his lesbian daughter Anna and Lewis’ unconventional romance with his best friend’s mother - interweaving past, present and fantasy.

Starring Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Goode, Liv Lisa Fries, Jodi Balfour and Jeremy Northam.

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Special 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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Voodoo Room

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Cream.

Paying tribute to these legends of rock are Voodoo Room. A stunning power trio featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians who perform an incredible show in the true spirit of these legendary superstars. No wigs, no gimmicks - simply great music played by great musicians! Featuring classics such as Hey Joe, Sunshine Of Your Love, Purple Haze and Layla.

Members of Voodoo Room have recorded and toured with Stevie Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder and many other high profile artists. With standing ovations the norm, the word on the street is Voodoo Room are not to be missed!

‘STUNNING!’ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Voodoo Room's Website.

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The Garfield Movie (U)

Dir: Mark Dindal 2023 | 101 mins

Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagne-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure!

After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.

£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Relaxed screenings
All of our screenings of The Garfield Movie are Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed.

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The Vinyl Frontier: Singles Championship 2024

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Eight challengers play off into find out who will be 2024's Singles Champion. The audience decides the result of each duel to see who progresses.

A regular sold out event, so please book early!

Studio
£10

Other Vinyl Frontier events this season include:
Sat 25 May: Legend - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Sat 22 Jun: Forgotten Classics


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Circus Week

Led by And Circus.

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.

Tues 30 Jul - Fri 2 Aug | 10am - 4pm

£200 | £180 Advantage Card holders (enter 'ADVANTAGE' when asked to enter a promotion code and then type your Advantage Card number when prompted)

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Come and Sing - The Musicals

Led by Tabitha Beaven

Come and sing at Norden Farm this summer. Experience for yourself how good it feels to open your mouth, smile and sing in harmony with others.

Each two-hour session has a different theme and will include a fun, inhibition eliminating warm up, an element of vocal technique and learning at least one, two- or three-part, song from the chosen genre.

Whether your regular choir is taking a break over the summer, or you’ve always wanted to experience singing in a group, ALL are welcome. A totally inclusive singing session, come with friends, or come by yourself and make new friends!

Choose your favourite theme, or even better, come to all three.

Come and Sing the Musicals! – Tuesday 30 July
Release your inner show star and have a blast singing brilliant musical theatre hits. Embrace the passion, drama and adventure of the West End and whatever we create, we can always give ourselves a standing ovation!

Come and Sing Country – Tuesday 6 August
Country music has become increasing popular capturing hearts and minds through relatable songs and stories. Grab your cowboy hats (optional!) and learn how to add that powerful country twang to your vocal. Leave with a song in your heart and smile on your face.

Come and Sing ABBA – Tuesday 13 August
Whether you’re a Dancing Queen or a Super Trouper, there’s a lot to love in ABBA’s infectious melodies, catchy choruses and disco beats. By the end of the session I’m sure we’ll be saying ‘Thank you for the Music’ ABBA!

About Tabitha
Tabitha loves to sing and is passionate about the power of singing for all. Tabitha founded Maidenhead’s Tuneless Choir in 2016 and also leads ‘Virtually Tuneless’, an online singing option for people who can’t get to an in-person choir but want to reap the benefits of singing.

A multi-instrumentalist Tabitha has been a member of local Funk & Soul band, Funkin’ Souled Out, she delivers corporate business skills workshops through the medium of the ukulele and enjoys writing and arranging vocal arrangements. Her style has been described as warm and vibrant with intoxicating enthusiasm.

£15 per session

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Rosalie (15)

Dir: Stephanie Di Giusto 2023 | 115 mins

French with English subtitles.

France, 1870s. Rosalie is a young woman unlike any other. She hides a secret: she was born with a face and body covered in hair.

She’s concealed her peculiarity all her life to stay safe, shaving to fit in. Until Abel, an indebted bar owner unaware of her secret, marries Rosalie for her dowry. Will Abel be able to love Rosalie and see her as the woman she is, once he finds out the truth?

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Special 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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IF (U)

Dir: John Krasinski 2023 | 104 mins

A young girl discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends. Join her as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids.

Starring Cailey Fleming, Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Fiona Shaw and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr and Steve Carell as the wonderfully unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child’s imagination.

£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Relaxed screenings
All of our screenings of IF are Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed.

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Upcycling Fashion

Led by Anurita Chandola

Fast fashion is leading to tonnes of clothing being discarded daily which has a huge impact on the environment. Globally, just 12 percent of material used for clothing ends up being recycled and it takes a lot of energy to recycle them. On this course, you will learn how to create unique and sustainably made garments by giving your old clothing a new life.

Using an old clothing item, you will learn to apply different techniques by using design principles to make a unique piece of sustainable upcycled clothing.

Bring a few pre-loved garments or something that you haven’t worn for sometime to use during this short class. You don’t need any previous sewing experience for this class

About Anurita Chandola
Anurita Chandola is a Spacewear and textiles artist who has worked internationally with renowned brands, art projects and prestigious exhibitions. Anurita’s expertise lies in sustainable fashion, product and material innovation, and in designing solutions based on reducing waste in the fashion industry. She is a graduate from the Royal College of Art, where she focused on developing proficiency in the independent learning methods and practices of contemporary art and design. Anurita is currently researching on textiles and clothes that will work on Mars and recently worked as a Spacewear and textiles artist with Building a Martian House Project in Bristol.


Summer
Thur 1 Aug and 15 Aug

£40 per session
11am - 4pm (including break)

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Arts and Crafts Session

Come along to Norden Farm for 45 minutes of Arts and Crafts.

Tues 28 May 12.30pm
Led by Aysha Khan

Decoupage and decorate ceramic hanging plant pot or bird feeder.

Join Norden Farm for this Out of the Hat themed Art session!


Fri 31 May 1pm
Led by Aysha Khan

Bird themed mobile - wooden birds decorated and strung together to create a hanging mobile.

This Eco Art session is inspired by James Campbell's show Don't Panic! We CAN Save the Planet.

Thu 1 Aug 12.30pm
Create and decorate a cushion.

Fri 2 Aug 12.30pm
Pop up lantern - turn a pop up lantern into beautiful bird.

Tue 6 Aug 12.30pm
Paint a silk sun-catcher.

Wed 7 Aug 12.30pm
Recycled hanging mobile.

Thu 15 Aug 12.30pm
Collage - create beautiful canvas pictures by collaging recycled materials.

Fri 16 Aug 12.30pm
String bird print - Create fantastical prints using string and paint.

Sessions are 45 minutes | Suitable for ages 4 - 11 years | All materials provided.

Please note that children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (20th Anniversary) (PG)

Dir: Alfonso Cuarón 2003 | 136 mins

Harry, Ron and Hermione return as teenagers for a third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But Harry's fate, and that of the entire community of wizards, looks bleak when the infamous Sirius Black escapes from prison.

£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Relaxed screenings
All of our screenings of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed.

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Harry Baker: Wonderful

After a sellout Edinburgh Fringe Run and subsequent 40-date UK Tour, World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker is back with a brand-new show celebrating the wonder that is being alive.

Featuring brand new poems about death, postcodes and his favourite German wheat bear Schöfferhofer, The maths-loving, TED-talking, German-speaking, battle-rapping, happy-crying, self-bio-writing unashamed human brings his signature playfulness and poignancy that has made him a fan favourite and reached millions of people all over the world.

'Harry Baker’s intricate, quick-fire rhymes have always been on the impressive side of mind-blowing' The Scotsman

'Spectacularly Witty' ★★★★★ Whatsonstage

'Blistering wordplay' ★★★★★ Threeweeks

'Not one syllable out of place' ★★★★★ The Wee Review

'The Spell Over The Audience Is Tangible' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'Simply put... The greatest performer on earth' ★★★★★ BBC Radio 1

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Harry's website

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Dom Pipkin - Piano from London, Soul from New Orleans

British piano star Dom Pipkin is accepted as a native in New Orleans - one of the 'local' piano players and described by Blues in Britain magazine as 'one of the world’s greatest exponents of New Orleans piano'.

His solo shows are loved throughout the world. He also tours internationally as keyboard player to the British group Morcheeba.

Pipkin regularly performs and records in New Orleans, and has shared stages with legends such as Allen Toussaint, Dr John and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Grammy award winner Jon Cleary invites him to jam whenever he’s in town.

In live shows Pipkin mixes his own compelling songwriting with blues and Big Easy classics that 'cooks up a steaming musical stew that has the crowd dancing and clapping for more' Classic Rock Blues Magazine.

'Dom’s solo shows are a treat – intimate, moving, funky and lively. A real romp through the heart and soul of New Orleans piano and beyond' Kino-Teatr

Studio
£16 | £14 Supporters

Dom's website

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Flash - A Tribute to Queen

Flash – Hit after hit, anthem after anthem, guaranteed to blow your mind, as quoted by the BBC ‘as close as it gets’.

Flash - A Tribute to Queen, established in 2001 brought together the finest musicians from several Queen Tribute shows to form a ‘best of the best’ live tribute to the musical legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Every member of the group has been creatively and technically inspired by Queen, each using replica equipment, adding that extra sound characteristic and obvious visual treat to the decerning fan, they take great satisfaction and pride in producing a show that performed in authentic costumes, brings back all the magic that made every Queen concert so very special.

Entering their 52nd year, Queen amassed a huge back catalogue of hit records and it’s been hard work trying to construct a show that captures their creative history in such a small amount of stage time - but the band guarantee the show to be a non-stop jukebox of the very best of Queen, hit after hit, anthem after anthem, with audience participation at a high from the very start.

Courtyard Theatre
£22

Flash's website

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Kite Making Workshops

Get involved at Kite Making Workshops this summer, then see your creation take to the sky!

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers Community Kite Project.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at the Kite Festival which takes place in Boyn Grove Park on Sunday 1 September.

You can make a kite in around 20 – 30 minutes with a bit of adult support! So you can turn up at any time during the session. But do make sure you leave enough time to get here, get park and get into the session!

Workshops are suitable for all the family.

Nicholson Centre
Sat 3 Aug 10.30am – 2pm | £5 per kite

Norden Farm Night Market
Sat 3 Aug 6pm – 9pm | £5 per kite

Maidenhead Library
Sat 10 Aug 10.30am – 2pm | £5 per kite

Norden Farm
Fri 16 Aug 2pm and 3.30pm | £6 per kite
Sat 17 Aug 2pm and 3.30pm | £6 per kite
Sat 31 Aug 2pm and 3.30pm | £6 per kite

Pre booking for Kite Workshops is highly recommended.

If you have tickets for a workshop you are guaranteed to make a kite at the session. During each session we may have a small number of tickets available on the door but to avoid disappointment please pre book.

These workshops have been kindly subsidised by funding from Shanly Foundation, Cyril Taylor Trust and Spoore, Merry and Rixman Foundation.

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Paint a Market Scene in Line and Wash

Led by Jo Hall.

This may focus on the produce being sold or show the bustle of people in a busy market place. Starting by exploring mark making with various pens and tools we’ll go on to compose a colourful market scene where colour freely applied brings life to the drawing.

Reference will be supplied or bring your own of a market you know. Please bring your own materials and equipment as detailed below.

Materials and equipment:
Watercolours, brushes, water pots, palette
Drawing board, table easel or block to tilt your board, tape to attach paper, paper towel
India ink (preferably waterproof when dry), twig, dip pen (bamboo or metal).
Small natural sponge, old toothbrush
Paper; cartridge paper for exercises in mark making, watercolour paper NOT (cold pressed) or HP (hot pressed) surface for final painting
Some paper will be available from the tutor at cost

Sat 3 Aug
11am - 4pm
£42

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Norden Farm Market

Visiting the market is the perfect way to spend your weekend.

Our summer markets are inspired by the summer night markets of southern France, we bring you a laid back evening of shopping and feasting to a backdrop of music.

Shop for unusual, handmade, delicious items and then take in a film or recline with a coffee in our Café Bar where there are plenty of books and games to keep little ones happy.

Free Entry

Norden Farm Night Markets Sat 3 Aug and Sat 7 Sept 6pm - 9pm

Dogs are welcome at the outdoor markets.


If you would like to enquire about a stall at one of our upcoming markets, please email our team at [email protected]


  •   3 Aug FREE
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Art Week

Led by Art Adventure

Join Lucy for an art adventure this summer holiday, create something spectacular in these hands on, messy workshops! 

For ages 8 - 11 years

Tues 6 - Fri 9 Aug
11am - 4pm
£160 | £145 Advantage Card Holders

Advantage Card holders (enter 'ADVANTAGE' when asked to enter a promotion code and then type your Advantage Card number into the relevant account information field)

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Come and Sing - Country

Led by Tabitha Beaven

Come and sing at Norden Farm this summer. Experience for yourself how good it feels to open your mouth, smile and sing in harmony with others.

Each two-hour session has a different theme and will include a fun, inhibition eliminating warm up, an element of vocal technique and learning at least one, two- or three-part, song from the chosen genre.

Whether your regular choir is taking a break over the summer, or you’ve always wanted to experience singing in a group, ALL are welcome. A totally inclusive singing session, come with friends, or come by yourself and make new friends!

Choose your favourite theme, or even better, come to all three.

Come and Sing the Musicals! – Tuesday 30 July
Release your inner show star and have a blast singing brilliant musical theatre hits. Embrace the passion, drama and adventure of the West End and whatever we create, we can always give ourselves a standing ovation!

Come and Sing Country – Tuesday 6 August
Country music has become increasing popular capturing hearts and minds through relatable songs and stories. Grab your cowboy hats (optional!) and learn how to add that powerful country twang to your vocal. Leave with a song in your heart and smile on your face.

Come and Sing ABBA – Tuesday 13 August
Whether you’re a Dancing Queen or a Super Trouper, there’s a lot to love in ABBA’s infectious melodies, catchy choruses and disco beats. By the end of the session I’m sure we’ll be saying ‘Thank you for the Music’ ABBA!

About Tabitha
Tabitha loves to sing and is passionate about the power of singing for all. Tabitha founded Maidenhead’s Tuneless Choir in 2016 and also leads ‘Virtually Tuneless’, an online singing option for people who can’t get to an in-person choir but want to reap the benefits of singing.

A multi-instrumentalist Tabitha has been a member of local Funk & Soul band, Funkin’ Souled Out, she delivers corporate business skills workshops through the medium of the ukulele and enjoys writing and arranging vocal arrangements. Her style has been described as warm and vibrant with intoxicating enthusiasm.

£15 per session

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Jack and the Beans Talk

Presented by Garlic Theatre.

A fresh and funny retelling of the traditional story and an ideal gentle introduction to theatre.

Was it a dream or did I hear a talking bean?
Jack lives on a small farm with his mum and very little to eat. He likes to talk to the birds, his cow and anyone who will listen.
Imagine his surprise when he swaps his cow for some magic beans and starts to hear a whispering in the breeze and a giant rumble in the sky...

Charming and inventive with plenty of interaction, an enormous beanstalk, bags of gold and a smelly old giant.

Jack and the Beans Talk is a cautionary tale about what might happen if you throw things out of the window!

From Garlic Theatre who brought you the amazing Oldilocks and the Three Bears.

Age guidance 3 - 8 years.

Run time 50 mins.

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

Tickets for children under 18 months
For this show, tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

Garlic Theatre's website

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The Ultimate Swift & Styles Tribute Experience

Get ready for a show like no other with The Ultimate SWIFT & STYLES Tribute Experience!

Prepare for an unforgettable evening dedicated to and based around the music of pop icons Taylor Swift and Harry Styles!

This is not your average tribute night – it's a fully immersive experience that goes beyond a live performance.

We will make your 'Wildest Dreams' come true as we give you:

Live Tribute Acts
Witness incredible live tribute performances that will transport you into the world of Taylor Swift and Harry Styles. Feel the magic as our talented acts bring their iconic songs to life, making you feel like you're at a real concert.

DJ and Host
It's non-stop Taylor and Harry from start to finish (and a little touch of One Direction, of course) with our DJ and host! Expect to hear all the anthems, extended songs, artist's versions, special album tracks and couple of cheeky mashups.

Lip Sync Battles – Will YOU be the Chosen Ones?
Think you've got what it takes to rock the stage? Step up and compete in our Lip Sync Battles with your bestie for a chance to show off your Taylor or Harry moves and win some amazing prizes!

Audience Props and Giveaways
Get ready to be part of the action with our fun audience props and exciting giveaways throughout the night!

Dress Up and Win
Dress to impress in your best Taylor or Harry outfit and stand a chance to win a fabulous prize for your stunning look. Its time to show off your creativity and passion for these iconic artists!

So Swifties and Stylers, it's time to stop 'Daydreaming' and join other like-minded fans for an interactive night of fun that promises to be unlike any other live Taylor and Harry experience you've ever had!

We can't wait to 'Meet you in the Hallway' beforehand and welcome you into our special world of unforgettable fun. Are you... Ready For It?

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | £18 Under 16s
Family and friends (4 people) £72

I Stay Out Too Late's website

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Notan - The Expanding Square

Led by Berkshire Printmakers

Notan is a Japanese art term that literally means "light, dark harmony". Artists use "Notan" to explore the play and placement of light and dark elements as they are positioned next to each other in creative compositions.

This fun, creative workshop explores silkscreen printing using Notan compositional techniques. Berkshire Printmakers will take you through step by step how to print simple paper cut stencils using plain screens and monochrome inks to explore light and dark compositional elements. In the workshop we will explore expanding the Notan square, using symmetry and a-symmetry to "break out" of the rigid shape. We will print both the positive and negative images to create patterns worthy of Escher.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some screen printing, all paper, water based inks and our huge library of plain and patterned screens are provided.

Dress for mess.

Sat 10 Aug
11am - 4pm

£80

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The JJ Cale Story

The JJ Cale Story is performed by five piece band JJ’s Escondidos.

They play his classic hits Magnolia, After Midnight, Cocaine and many more which established his reputation as the master of laid back rhythm and blues. They also feature songs from his collaboration album with Eric Clapton, Road to Escondido.

Having recently played to sell out shows at the Watford Fringe Festival and the Henderson Hub JJ’s Escondidos are thrilled to be making their debut at Norden Farm.

Studio
£16


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Theatre Week

Led by Sideways Drama

Make a Play in 4 Days!

Come along and dive into the world of theatre, writing, directing and star in a brand new play

Suitable for ages 8 - 14 years.

Tues 13 - Fri 16 Aug | 10am - 4pm
£160 | £145 Advantage Card holders

Advantage Card holders (enter 'ADVANTAGE' when asked to enter a promotion code and then type your Advantage Card number into the relevant account information field)


Sideways Drama's website

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The Little Prince

Look up at the sky Is it yes or no? Has a sheep on a star Eaten a flower you don’t know?

One of the best-selling children’s books in history, is a story known all over the world. Spanning time and space it shows us that the most important things in life are invisible and can only be seen with the eyes of the heart.

'Everything is so small where I live' says the Little Prince and he decides to visit earth, thanks to a passing flock of space-birds. It’s there that he meets the aviator, the one adult on earth who still remembers what it is like to be so small and who knows that nothing in the universe can be the same if somewhere, we do not know where, a sheep that we never saw has - yes or no? - eaten a rose...

Age guidance 4+ years.

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

Tickets for children under 18 months
For this show, tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

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Come and Sing - ABBA

Led by Tabitha Beaven

Come and sing at Norden Farm this summer. Experience for yourself how good it feels to open your mouth, smile and sing in harmony with others.

Each two-hour session has a different theme and will include a fun, inhibition eliminating warm up, an element of vocal technique and learning at least one, two- or three-part, song from the chosen genre.

Whether your regular choir is taking a break over the summer, or you’ve always wanted to experience singing in a group, ALL are welcome. A totally inclusive singing session, come with friends, or come by yourself and make new friends!

Choose your favourite theme, or even better, come to all three.

Come and Sing the Musicals! – Tuesday 30 July
Release your inner show star and have a blast singing brilliant musical theatre hits. Embrace the passion, drama and adventure of the West End and whatever we create, we can always give ourselves a standing ovation!

Come and Sing Country – Tuesday 6 August
Country music has become increasing popular capturing hearts and minds through relatable songs and stories. Grab your cowboy hats (optional!) and learn how to add that powerful country twang to your vocal. Leave with a song in your heart and smile on your face.

Come and Sing ABBA – Tuesday 13 August
Whether you’re a Dancing Queen or a Super Trouper, there’s a lot to love in ABBA’s infectious melodies, catchy choruses and disco beats. By the end of the session I’m sure we’ll be saying ‘Thank you for the Music’ ABBA!

About Tabitha
Tabitha loves to sing and is passionate about the power of singing for all. Tabitha founded Maidenhead’s Tuneless Choir in 2016 and also leads ‘Virtually Tuneless’, an online singing option for people who can’t get to an in-person choir but want to reap the benefits of singing.

A multi-instrumentalist Tabitha has been a member of local Funk & Soul band, Funkin’ Souled Out, she delivers corporate business skills workshops through the medium of the ukulele and enjoys writing and arranging vocal arrangements. Her style has been described as warm and vibrant with intoxicating enthusiasm.

£15 per session

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Kirtan

Led by Janette Moy

Kirtan is the practice of gathering together to chant universal mantras. It is the Yoga of Sound, the repetition of the mantras allows us to experience a meditative state. The mantras help relax the mind and re-energise the body/mind as well as release stress/ worries. It is uplifting and healing.

Anyone can join in, you do not have to be able to sing to chant, each of us has a unique primal sound to express and all our voices blend together into one sound. You can sit on the floor or a chair if you need support, you can also stand, move or lay down if you want.

Please bring a cushion or blanket rolled up to sit on. You might like to bring a shawl or blanket around you (not essential, just cosy). If you require a chair please arrive early to give time to organise this. Bring water to drink.

I look forward to sharing these medicinal mantras with you.

Summer
7 Jun and 14 Aug
6.30pm - 7.30pm

£13 per session

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Summer Recital Series - Diana Cooper (piano)

Summer Recital Series (3/4)

In association with the Kirckman Concerts.

Mozart Sonata in C, K.330
Chopin 4 Mazurkas, Op.30; Bolero, Op.19;
6 Preludes; Scherzo No.1; Ballade No.2
Ravel Oiseaux tristes; Alborado del gracioso (Miroirs)

The French-born pianist Diana Cooper studied in Paris and in London at the Royal College of Music. She is a laureate of many international competitions, and is particularly noted for her Chopin playing. Chopin is the focus for this recital with a sequence of famous works, framed by a Mozart sonata and some dazzling Ravel.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s Free

Diana's website

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The Alan Barnes Quartet

Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist.

He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have a few peers.

He has made over thirty albums as leader and co-leader alone and the list of his session and side-man work includes Bjork, Bryan Ferry, Michel LeGrande, Clare Teale, Westlife, Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum.

His unique musicianship, indefatigable touring and warm rapport with audiences have made him uniquely popular in British jazz. He has received over 25 British Jazz Awards.

Alan Barnes (alto/Baritone Sax/Clarinet)
Alex Hutton (piano)
Dave Green (bass)
Clark Tracey (drums)

Studio
£16

Alan's website

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Suitable for 18+ years

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Sat 6 Apr

Summer
Sat 15 Jun and Sat 17 Aug

11am – 4pm
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The Alter Eagles

The Alter Eagles are delighted to be coming back to Norden Farm for a very special show.

Featuring their friends the Spectre String Quartet.

The addition of a string quartet allows the band to perform faithful renditions of some of the Eagles most memorable ballads like Wasted Time, and The Last Resort - along with powerful solo numbers like New York Minute.

They've also re-worked some Eagles' classics to incorporate a string section as a way of celebrating their 21st year of touring. Since their debut gig in 2003, the Alter Eagles have established themselves as one of the country's top tribute acts, headlining at theatres all over the country, playing a mix of old and new Eagles' songs.

Expect all the classics - including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin' Eyes and Life In The Fast Lane - as well as Henley, Frey and Walsh solo numbers like Boys of Summer, The Heat is On and Rocky Mountain Way, along with some deep cuts and plenty of sweet country harmonies and rocking twin guitars.

The band members are Steve McCormack (vocals, guitars), Alan Tomkins (keyboards, guitars, vocals), Rob Beattie (bass, acoustic guitar, vocals), Mike Bradley (guitars, vocals) and Ollie Green (drums and percussion).

The Spectre String Quartet are Caroline Stead, Dalma Gebe, Annie Pullar and Jenny Maslin.

'World class' Lemonrock Gig Guide

'Pitch perfect harmonies' Brighton Evening Argus

'A joy to watch' East Anglian Daily Times

'One of the best tribute bands I can remember seeing' Windsor Observer

'The Alter Eagles brought more than a little American West Coast harmony to a warm English West Coast St Ives - they were perfect' St Ives Times and Echo

Courtyard Theatre
£22

The Alter Eagles' website

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André Rieu’s 2024 Maastricht Concert: Power of Love

André Rieu is ready to blow you away with his brand new cinema concert Power of Love.

From his picturesque hometown of Maastricht The King of the Waltz presents a must see big screen spectacular. Accompanied by his world famous Johann Strauss Orchestra and a cast of hundreds this promises to be the music event of the summer by one of the world’s most prolific artists. 

In a concert overflowing with passion André’s unique repertoire combines classical, musicals, pop and rock! You have to see it to believe it. 

Set against the backdrop of the historic Vrijthof square André will amaze you with iconic film scores, beautiful waltzes, tear jerking ballads and unexpected chart hits  - music has the power to unite and this is a concert for all the family.

Let's enjoy André’s music together and spread the love. Don’t miss André Rieu Power of Love exclusively in cinemas this summer. 

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Andre Rieu's website

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Kite Festival

Kite Flying • Food • Bar • Live Music • Entertainment • Kite Decorating

Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our Community Kite Festival on Sunday 1 September between 12pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!

Round off the summer holidays in style with an afternoon of fun for all the community! Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill.

Find out more and book tickets for our Kite Making Workshops this summer here.

You can also purchase a Kite Decorating Kit on the day (subject to availability). Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include food from local vendors and a bar.

Don't forget to bring along your picnic blanket or camping chairs and get set for an unmissable afternoon of entertainment.

This year’s live performance headliner is Levantes Dance Theatre who present – High Tea (with a Twist). Dressed to impress as always, the Canapé Art twins perform dance and acrobatics above a tastefully laid tea table, and mingle with the crowd for selfies and a cuppa. Expect glittery cakes, outrageous costumes and theatrical high jinx in an explosion of bright colour and silliness!


Entertainment

This year's line up includes:

★ Kite decorating and flying (of course!)

★ High Tea (with a Twist) from Levantes Dance Theatre - expect glittery cakes, outrageous costumes and theatrical high jinx in an explosion of bright colour and silliness from this dance and acrobatic duo!

★ Mariachi las Adelitas - the only female Mariachi band in Europe will be regaling visitors around the festival

★ Euphoria will be performing high energy rock / indie covers

★ Plus storytelling from Simon Mole

Please note that Kite Decorating on the day is subject to capacity and availability. Visit our Kite Making Workshop page here for details of how you can get involved over the summer and make you kite in advance.

This year, you can also get involved in free Flower Making Workshops ahead of the Kite Festival - to help make giant decorations for the event. A fabulous opportunity for all ages to work with artist Aysha Khan to get creative and collaborate with the community.


Image credits: High Tea (with a Twist) at Picnic in the Park Andrew Billington / Norden Farm Kite Festival Luminous Photography


The Kite Festival is kindly supported by funding from Shanly Foundation, Cyril Taylor Trust and Spoore, Merry and Rixman Foundation.

  •   1 Sep FREE
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The Exploding Heads present: Colin from Portsmouth

Online sensations and stars of hit podcast Sports Horn, The Exploding Heads, bring their characters to life on stage for the first time in their debut national tour coming to you this autumn!

Former professional footballer turned current pundit Ian Fiveankles thinks he’s doing “an evening with” but Colin from Portsmouth has other ideas. He’s loud, he’s angry and he’s more confused than ever. Poor Anthony doesn’t stand a chance.

‘Ridiculously funny. Utterly joyous. The saviours of phone in radio’ James O’Brien

‘Ball-achingly funny - top, top, top, top top, top show!’ Richard Herring

‘Consistently the funniest people on the whole internet’ Marcus Brigstocke

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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No Jacket Required

Against All Odds - The 21st Anniversary Tour

Join the UK’s leading Phil Collins tribute as they return on their 21st Anniversary UK Tour. Celebrating 40 years since the release of the classic ballad Against All Odds, this show features Phil’s many hits from different film scores, including songs from Buster, Tarzan and Brother Bear – alongside chart-topping songs from his solo career and his time with Genesis.

Expect to be transported back to the 1980s to relive those hit-packed concerts in a spectacular two hour show, by this acclaimed 11 piece band making its 8th appearance at Norden Farm!

From Sussudio to Another Day In Paradise, Invisible Touch to the iconic In The Air Tonight – there’s something for everyone.

'Awesome, as always'
'You lifted my spirits'
'Absolutely brilliant night!'

A No Jacket Required show is not to be missed and always sells out quickly – book early!

Courtyard Theatre
£24

No Jacket Required website
@pctribute
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Summer Recital Series - St John’s Ensemble with Poppy Shotts (soprano)

Summer Recital Series (4/4)

Ron Colyer and Rachel Colbourne (violins)
Susan Black (viola)
Paul Cox (cello)
Nigel Wilkinson (piano)

Mozart Piano Trio in C, K.548
Dvorak 3 Songs
Dvorak Sonatina in G for violin and piano
Schumann 3 Songs
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat

The summer recital series ends with Schumann’s great Quintet, full of heart-warming melodies. Soprano Poppy Shotts makes a welcome return to the Norden Farm with songs to complement the main works.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s Free

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Michael Palin - There and Back

Best-selling author and comedy legend Michael Palin is going back on the road, with a new 13 date UK tour this autumn.

There and Back - The Diary Tour 2024 will bring to life Palin’s upcoming Diary (called There and Back, published by Orion on 26 September) .

10 years since his last published diary, Michael unlocks volume four of his life and times, from 1999 to 2009. As the centuries change and Michael heads into middle age, he’s busier than ever. In this new show, with the help of rarely seen photos and video, Michael brings these momentous times to life as he talks through this latest Diary to take us backstage on this most productive decade of his life, whilst always, in the background, showing us the wider world, one of infinite possibilities and new and unimagined dangers.

He takes on four new travel series, and a wide variety of documentaries from art and artists to the last day of the First World War. He watches his family grow and expand at a time of ominous new threats and dangers. The Twin Towers fall, bombs blast London, banks collapse, whole economies teeter on the brink. Tony Blair offers hope with the Good Friday agreement, then embroils us in Iraq.

Michael enters his 60s, and finds grown-up responsibilities come his way. By the end of this diary, he's in his first year as President of the Royal Geographical Society. His diary reflects his constant struggle against routine and repetition, and his irresistible and often nerve-shredding attraction to new challenges. Some work, some don't, but by the end of this volume he's reached the retirement age of 65. And he's planning a new journey.

Announcing the tour, Michael Palin says: “In There and Back - The Diary Tour 2024, I’ll bring to life the fourth collection of my diaries and the first to be released for 10 years. Lots of fun as I go through the Noughties, and some dark times too.
I constantly surprise myself with the sheer amount I took on"

Courtyard Theatre
£28

Michael's website

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Travis Jay - Travisty

The comedian brings his brand new show on his debut tour.

It follows his sell-out show at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, his run at Soho Theatre and a critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut in 2019.

Travis Jay is a seasoned performer and this show guarantees to be hilarious! Expect belly laughs!

Going from strength to strength, Travis has had a busy few years writing for the BritBox revival of the classic hit show Spitting Image, with recent TV appearances including Channel 4's Black, British and Funny, ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show, Dave's Late Night Mash, Comedy Central's Drunk History and Channel 4's The Artists.

He is the creator and co-presenter of the popular weekly boxing podcast Undefeated, with fellow comedian KG tha Comedian. Travis was nominated for The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2016.

Travis has supported Dave Chappelle on his Sticks & Stones London tour and Britain's Got Talent Golden Buzzer winner Kojo Anim on his nationwide Taxi tour. He has also performed alongside Katherine Ryan, Jon Richardson, Rob Delaney and Russell Howard.

In 2018 Travis was filmed while performing alongside Dave Chappelle as part of the production Dave Chappelle and Friends directed by Stan Lathan, with the year before closing the year out performing to a sold out crowd at the famous West End Palladium Theatre as part of the U Got Jokes comedy show, with his performance receiving particularly high acclaim.

'Travis Jay shows he is a polished performer with the wit and charm to say important things to the masses without them even noticing' Nooruddean Choudry, JOE

'A triumph of attitude… energetically entertaining' Steve Bennett, Chortle

'He’s amazing' Dave Chappelle

'A confident and engaging performer… plenty of laughs throughout… a fresh and funny perspective that anyone in the audience would be enlightened by' Ross Crae, Sunday Post

'Confident, competent and clear on his comedic voice' Elliot Gonzalez, iTalk Telly

'very funny' Jay Richardson, The Scotsman

'Impeccable impressions… extremely likeable and hilarious' Callum Wilson, Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

'Laidback yet cleverly astute… Travis Jay’s finely-tuned set displays his versatile comedic chops, with the warm delivery of an old friend' Aisha Josiah, Fringebiscuit

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Joni Reimagined

An homage to the songs of Joni Mitchell.

We are delighted to see the return of this homage to the songs of Joni Mitchell by an ensemble of world class singers and musicians with CV's to match! Following a sell-out run of two shows in the main room at Ronnie Scotts, a show at Norden Farm and other prestigious venues internationally.

Great songs are made for re-interpretation by great artists and each of these artists and musicians bring something of themselves in this show for a reimagining of favourites from Joni Mitchell‘s peerless song catalogue, featuring such songs as 'Woodstock', 'Big Yellow Taxi', 'A Case Of You', 'The River' and many more.

Ring-mastered by bandleader, arranger and bassist Stefan Redtenbacher, the project features a world class band of international musicians who have played with the likes of Bowie, Elton and Herbie Hancock, REDTENBACHER’S FUNKESTRA, a multi-million streaming band in their own right.

Both the shows and the CD feature elite vocalists who are both artists in their own right and who also share deep love for Joni’s music; vocalists such a Mim Grey (McCartney, Tom Jones, Dave Stewart), multi-million streaming, Radio 2 play-listed Jo Harman (who has duetted with Michael McDonald and Lamont Dozier) and highly regarded 'emerging artist' award nominee, Jana Varga.

Even the official Joni Mitchell website is on record as reporting ‘This collection of interpretations is REALLY good folks, and well worth a listen.’

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Joni Reimagined's website
@RBFunkestra
@nordenfarm

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Lucy Porter - No Regrets!

The irrepressible Lucy Porter bounces back into action with a show all about regrets.

Frank Sinatra had too few to mention, but Lucy’s got hundreds, and she’s prepared to go into graphic detail about all of them. Disastrous dates, professional calamities, ruined friendships and parenting fails. Lucy describes all the mistakes she’s made, works out why they happened, and ponders how her life would have turned out if she’d acted differently.

Lucy looks at the things we might all collectively regret - not sticking to the work-life balance we strove for during lockdown, not realising that clapping for the NHS wouldn’t be enough to save it, allowing people we thought were quite fun on TV to become politicians.

How does regret tie in with guilt and shame? As a middle-aged, middle-class, left-leaning ex-Catholic, guilt is one of Lucy’s top five hobbies (along with going to the garden centre, doing jigsaws, making bread and watching subtitled foreign dramas on Netflix. She’s also ashamed of all these hobbies.)

It’s not all negative though. If you regret something, you can use it to change your ways: see the thing you regret as your rock bottom, and let it spur you on to become a better person. Lucy looks at how she can use shameful or annoying things from her past to change her future.

Lucy regrets volunteering at the school fete when her kids were younger, because now she’s committed to being the Hook a Duck Lady twice a year for the rest of her life. Maybe she could learn to say No a bit more?

'Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes... Genuinely delightful' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'A treat from start to finish' ★★★★★ The Herald

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Bilal Zafar: Imposter

The comedian is back with a brand-new show about how his usually stress-free house share took a turn and his housemate tried to get him arrested five times.

Bilal Zafar has been nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe and is winner of New Act of the Year 2016.

He has appeared on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Radio 4 and built up his own online audience on Twitch as he plays an unhinged football manager in an ongoing improvised series.

'A natural storyteller with a very likeable stage presence' ★★★★★ Shortcom.co.uk

'Endearing, relaxed and naturally funny… hilarious' ★★★★ EdFestMag.com

Age guidance 14+ years

Studio
£15

Bilal's website

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The Amy Winehouse Experience Tour

From the creators of Lioness, The Amy Winehouse Experience provide an authentic tribute to the precocious talent featuring Caroline Lowe as Amy Winehouse plus a full backing band to recreate the authentic sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop. With a full stage show showcasing the talent of this songstress will take you on a journey through the emotional roller coaster of her song writing, guaranteed to have you singing and dancing along throughout the performance.

The band are made up of hand-picked experienced musicians, carefully selected to maintain the accuracy to the original performances of the UK’s brightest star that so tragically burned out in 2011. The crafted show focuses on the vocal talent and soul of Amy, unhindered by the dark side to her addictions to alcohol and substances. The Amy Winehouse Experience provide, without doubt, the most authentic recreation of Amy Winehouse, designed to entertain and deliver the experience of Amy at her very best.

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La Bouche Manouche present An Evening with Django and Billie

Featuring Irene Serra.

Critically-acclaimed Italian vocalist Irene Serra joins forces with gypsy jazz outfit La Bouche Manouche to create a special show. Brought together by their passion for jazz icons Django Reinhardt and Billie Holiday, this performance will weave together the life story of these two seminal artists that were musical contemporaries and the music and songs that connected them.

The mesmerising vocals of Irene Serra combined with the sizzling Gypsy Jazz influenced La Bouche Manouche will present a programme of music which pays homage to both iconic musicians with repertoire chosen from their most famous recordings.

The performance will include much-loved tunes including Nuages, Fine And Mellows, Les Yeux Noir and Jeepers Creepers.

Join us for a unique and upbeat celebration of some of most defining songs of the Golden era of jazz!

'Sublime vocals' Jazz FM

'Irene Serra has a strong stage presence and a compelling vocal tone, which she uses to great effect' Jazzwise

'Serra’s voice is graceful and sensual' All About Jazz

Studio
£16

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Schalk Bezuidenhout - Keeping Up

Newly married, Schalk feels older, wiser and much more mature (possibly), but all he wants is to stay "hip with the youth". Can he do it? Can he Keep Up?

As seen on Netflix and Comedy Central and fresh from supporting Trevor Noah on his arena tour.

'Fast-rising talent' Guardian

'Definitely one to watch' Evening Standard

'His joke telling is superb... pure and simple stand up, expertly performed' Chortle

Suitable for ages 15+ years.

Studio
£15

  •   5 Oct SOLD OUT
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Baga Chipz: Material Girl - The ‘Much Betta!’ Tour 2024

Join Baga Chipz MBE; actress, singer-songwriter, comedian, ex-Page 3 Model, Ladies Darts Champion, professional shoplifter and MILF, as she embarks on a nationwide theatre tour coming to a town near you!

Due to the success of last year's tour, the Rupaul Drag Race UK star is coming back bigger, MUCH BETTA and very, very harsh!

Expect hilarious outrageous crass blue comedy, live vocals, dazzling costumes, drunken antics and the tale of a single mum from the Black Country who became one of the nation's best loved stars.

Hosted by the fabulous gender bender Mutha Tucka, this is one show not to be missed! Expect various adult themes so don’t bring ya bloody kids!

Strictly for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£25 Standard | £37.50 Including Meet and Greet

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The Windrush Secret

A one-man drama by Rodreguez King-Dorset.

The Windrush Secret, set in 2018, is about a young white far-right racist party leader, a black Caribbean diplomat and a white Oxford educated Home Office government official. All of whom are giving speeches on the same day, at different times, in separate locations about a million people who migrated from the Caribbean to Britain between 1948 and 1973 (The Windrush Generation), and the British political scandal which began in 2018.

One of them has a dark secret that he struggles to come to terms with during his fiery speech – it will change his life forever!

‘Pulling no punches in its portrayal of racist rage and proselytising’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£14 I £16 conc

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The George Harrison Project

A live music celebration of George Harrison’s best-loved hits from his early Beatles songs, his solo career and The Traveling Wilburys.

Featuring My Sweet Lord, Got My Mind Set On You, Give Me Love, What Is Life, Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Here Comes The Sun, Handle With Care, All Things Must Pass, Blow Away, Cheer Down and many more!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The George Harrison Project website
@nordenfarm

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The Scummy Mummies: Greatest Hits

Join Ellie and Helen as they celebrate ten years of scumminess! For a decade now, the Scummy Mummies have been touring their hit comedy show to sold-out audiences around the country.

Now they’re bringing all their most-loved songs, sketches and stand-up together for a night that will make you laugh till you wee. Guaranteed to make you feel normal about your parenting skills, or very smug about being child-free. Bring your gin-in-a-tin, pop a panty liner in and let’s party!

'Highly recommended! 5 stars' One4Review

'Very funny' The Guardian

'Hilarious' Broadway Baby

Courtyard Theatre
£25

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Sarah Keyworth - My Eyes Are Up Here

A brand new, joyous show about family, acceptance and a pair of big (well, not super big) losses.

It’s been a big year for Keys (aka Sarah Keyworth). Sure, they turned thirty, got diagnosed with ADHD and had top surgery, but perhaps the biggest adjustment is to the revelation that maybe their mum was right all along? Not about everything obviously, but they must concede that on teen drinking and being 'forced' to go on holiday, Keyworth Sr probably had some solid points.

On their choice to have surgery, Keys feels lucky in a lot of ways, especially when it comes to the people they have around them. That said, it was a long road and there’s still conversations to be had about their gender identity and what this means in a world that seems increasingly hard on gender non-conforming people.

But as Sarah goes home for the first time post-surgery, to celebrate their mum’s own milestone birthday, it’s the conversations with their nearest and dearest that have them reflecting on their year and asking some big questions.

What does acceptance look like? From whom does it matter? Is it OK to dance around your family kitchen with your new nipples out?

'Achingly funny’ ★★★★★ The Herald
‘Gales of laughter’ ★★★★ The Guardian
'Utterly engaging' ★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Will steal your heart away’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘A comic who’s here for keeps’ ★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Sarah's website
@nordenfarm

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Russell Hicks - Happy To Be Here

Russell Hicks heads out on his first tour, but not his first rodeo. (Warning: This is a stand up show. NOT a rodeo.)

Russell Hicks is here to stay and he really is happy to be here.
So, why don’t British People believe him?

Hot off the back of a starring role in an Amazon Prime show that nobody watched, and was cancelled immediately, American Stand Up comedian Russell Hicks, lives in the UK where he allegedly performs stand-up comedy. Naturally, his parents still think he makes his money through some kind of illegal activity, so buy some tickets and help prove his legitimacy!

You may have heard Russell as the voice of Sky Comedy, seen him entertain studio audiences at ‘Have I Got News for You’ or caught him opening for the likes of Al Murray or ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winner Axel Blake. He’s performed up and down this country, picking up three Leicester Festival nominations along the way. He’s even been officially declared a Global Talent by Arts Council England.

Known for his improvised performances, Russell has amassed millions of views online and gained a devoted following of fans who’ve come to know that no two shows will be the same. Considered one of the best improvisers in the country, Russell has appeared on some of the UK’s biggest networks. He has starred in several episodes of ITV’s ‘Stand Up Sketch Show’ and won the Channel 4 competition series ‘Captive Audience’ with his fully improvised comedy, and starred in Prime Video series ‘Lovestruck High’ narrated by Lindsay Lohan as the loveable Texan Coach Hughes.

Studio
£16

Russell's website

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The Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl thrills with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. He is a favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed 14 years of sell-out success.

Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornados and trampolines to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages. 

 Most shows will also feature multi instrumentalist Jet Black Pearl accompanying Louis with bubbly music to double your pleasure.

'Greatest bubble show on Earth' SFGate.com

'It's a fantastic show. Louis Pearl playfully forms bubbles beyond imagination, and engages the audience with his easygoing nonverbal slapstick'

'Louis Pearl - aka The Amazing Bubble Man - truly deserves his title. Most of the show is accompanied by gasps and awes...and that's just the adults. Kids can be heard giggling with excitement'

'This show captivated its young audience and the adults loved it as well. Highly recommended'  British Theater Guide

'The show is one giant, joyous caper' The Wee Review

'The eight year-old seated beside this reviewer summed it up neatly during the show, proclaiming after one nifty manoeuvre, he sure is the amazing bubble man’ The Wee Review

Suitable for all ages.

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

Tickets for children under 18 months For this show, tickets/ seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps

The Amazing Bubbleman's Website

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Adventures in Science!

Presented by Crafty Fools.

Join The Magical Mr West on an incredible adventure into the world of science!

Aided by his corvid companion Crowbert and a collection of curious contraptions, Mr West demonstrates the fundamental principles of scientific enquiry and tackles some of the trickiest questions in the history of humanity.

Best known as one half of magic duo Morgan & West, The Magical Mr West has travelled around the world performing to audiences of all ages with spectacular shows that include magic, science and a good deal of tomfoolery.

Now he presents his most amazing show yet, with the help (or possibly hindrance…) of a wisecracking cartoon crow.

Expect skills, silliness and the studious application of logic as you embark upon Adventures in Science!

Age guidance: 6+ years

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

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Ian Stone is Keeping It Together

Ian Stone is a 'A masterful exponent of self-mocking Jewish humour' according to The Times, he’s been ranked 'one of the top ten comedians in the UK' by the The Independent and The Guardian said that he’s 'Seriously funny'.

His show at the 2023 Edinburgh fringe Ian Stone will Make it Better played to packed houses and won a Spirit of The Fringe award.

His new show is called Ian Stone is Keeping it Together. In spite of everything. What does it matter that he has all his own hair and teeth and keeps a tight control over his between meal snacking when the Tories are still in power, there’s war in the middle east and Donald Trump could be allowed back (back!!) into the White House? How can there be such terrible pain and suffering in the world even though Ian always rates his WhatsApp call, package delivery and parking experience? And what happens to all the pens he buys? These and other questions will get the answers they deserve.

Ian is a hugely experienced broadcaster, podcaster, writer and a brilliantly funny comedian. He performs at all the major comedy venues/festivals in the UK and around the world. He’s recently begun posting reels on Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and X and very quickly built up a following of over seventy thousand. His reels have had millions of hits.

When he’s not doing stand up comedy, Ian presents a football chat show on TNTSport. Guests have included Alan Davies and Omid Djalili as well as football legends Lee Dixon and Rob Lee.

He hosts the Handbrake Off Arsenal podcast for The Athletic. They recently did their first live show at a sold out Leicester Square theatre.

He wrote To Be Someone, a book about growing up as a teenager and loving The Jam. It’s had over five hundred four and five star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Paul Weller gave him a quote for the front cover.

For five years, he co-hosted the award winning Rock N Roll Football on Absolute Radio with Ian Wright.

Studio
£16

Ian's website
@iandstone
@nordenfarm

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PS145: The Diviners

Four broken AI entities are trying to make sense of the world but no longer have the correct information. These are The Diviners.

In their fragmented state they explore a nether world, between the lines of stories and through unheard harmonics of music. Is this where the truth really lies?

An electrifying and strangely topical story, People Show 145: The Diviners plays out in an imaginary world not so far from our own. Powerfully visual, a colourful cuboid trap defines the parameters of the action.

The show is written and performed by Gareth Brierley, Sadie Cook, Fiona Creese and George Khan (in virtual form). Each night features a secret guest artist from the extended People Show family.

The Diviners premiered at Golden Goose Theatre, Camberwell, London in October 2023, running for three weeks.

'Humorous and somehow profound...great fun on the surface with great depth beneath' ★★★★ The Stage

'Witty, touching, and thought-provoking...this is a piece of theatre which has already wormed its way into my brain' ★★★★ Salterton Arts Review

'Intelligent and perceptive, and it’s short and sweet without being rushed or saccharine' ★★★★ London Theatre1

'Thoughtful, funny, romantic and philosophical…what may happen if AI is left to run without human intervention or guidance' TheReviewsHub

Studio
£16 | £14 conc

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Oysterband - A Long Long Goodbye

From their earliest days as a noisy, politicised ceilidh band in the late Seventies, Oysterband have never stopped evolving or providing soundtrack to the changing times.

The Oyster Ceilidh Band (as they were known then), were a band on a simple mission to get dancefloors bouncing. But with a chemistry between its members and music that made a profound connection with its audiences, greater things soon beckoned as the times became more complicated.

Emerging in the early 80s from their ceilidh band days they infused both the traditional and their own songs with a passion and energy that was electrifyingly fresh for the time.

Oysterband have been a constant and uplifting presence in music throughout the decades and have ratcheted-up dozens of studio releases throughout their career.

Their collaboration with June Tabor in 1990 produced the cult favourite album Freedom & Rain, and it was renewed 21 years later for ‘Ragged Kingdom’, one of the best-selling folk-rock albums of the new millennium.

Winners of several BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including Best Band twice, Oysterband’s song-writing has never stood still, and hits such as The Oxford Girl, When I’m Up I Can’t Get Down (Best Song at the Canadian East Coast Music Awards, performed by Great Big Sea), Everywhere I Go and Put Out The Lights are now renowned staples of the folk canon.

The creative heart of Oysterband is still here after 45 years: John Jones (vocals, melodeon), Alan Prosser (guitars) and Ian Telfer (violin), with Al Scott, their longtime producer, on bass, Adrian Oxaal (cello and guitar) and newest member Sean Randle on drums.

They’ve travelled the world but they still play with the fire of that dance band back in Kent.

Courtyard Theatre
£27

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Omid Djalili - Namaste

The Persian Comedy Powerhouse performs his critically acclaimed new show.

Omid peacefully bows to his inner anger and unleashes a torrent of comedic vitriol upon the current state of this dangerously messed up planet.

No government gets a green card. No tyrant avoids a take down. No audience member leaves the theatre with an ounce of laughter left in them.

You have been warned.

'So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it stand-up barely does it justice' Michael Levin, Huffington Post

With support from Boothby Graffoe.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£28

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The Ed Sheeran Songbook

For one night only the incredible Jack Bowater presents an amazing night of Ed Sheeran magic!

Jack is totally interactive with his audience. He uses the Ed Sheeran limited edition guitar and his now world famous loop pedal. Jack builds, produces and performs, with unerring accuracy, the hits that have placed Ed Sheeran as one of the most relevant songwriters of our time.

Jack takes us through Ed's back catalogue from his humble beginnings to superstar status. Expect songs like Bad Habits, Shape Of You, Thinking Out Loud, Sing and Perfect, plus a busking session mash-up with audience participation.

After the show join Jack at the bar for general Ed Sheeran craic and a photo op, to make the perfect night!

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@edsheeransongbook
@nordenfarm

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The Upbeat Beatles

The Upbeat Beatles are second to none -powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship.

The guys have an easy, happy rapport with any crowd, giving them a reputation to be envied as the best in the business. There isn’t a band to touch them - 8 bars of Twist and Shout and you will know why! No other band can perform this song like The Upbeat Beatles!

The show takes you through the Fab Four’s long and winding road from the early Cavern days through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road, with narrative and full multi-media presentation. If you love The Beatles you’ll love this show, and if you don’t love The Beatles you’ll love this show!

Courtyard Theatre
£22

The Upbeat Beatles website
@UpbeatBeatles
@nordenfarm

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Pinocchio

Visit the incredible world of Stuff and Nonsense as they bring Pinocchio to our stage for Christmas 2024.

Three very funny men seek refuge in a grand but abandoned old house - one of them is Pinocchio and it turns out he’s had quite a life!

Stuff and Nonsense are leaders in family theatre. Their adaptation of Pinocchio combines classic elements of the story – a poor woodcarver, the tell-tale growing nose, the dream of becoming a real boy – with their hallmark hilarity, skilled puppetry, original music, fantastic staging, outstanding performers and extraordinary physical tricks.

'The show was extremely clever and I was very impressed by the fantastic use of staging, which is definitely one of the key elements, along with the lively music, that kept my little boy transfixed throughout' coastalmum.co.uk

Invest in your children’s imaginations: join us in the theatre and take playfulness home with you!

Age guidance
3 + years.

Relaxed Performances
The performances on Saturday 30 November at 11am and Friday 27 December 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.

Signed Performance
The performance on Saturday 21 December at 2pm will be signed.

Run time
Pinocchio is 60 minutes long without an interval.

Tickets
£16 | £14 Under 16s
£56 Family and Friends (4 people)

Early Bird Offer
£52 Family and Friends ticket (for 4 people) when booked before Sat 31 Aug.

Tickets for children under 18 months
For this show, tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

Creative Team
Directed by Niki McCretton
Music by Dom Coyote
With additional music by Tim Dalling

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Aurie Styla: The Aurator Tour

After a year of performing worldwide, award-winning comedian Aurie Styla is back on tour, with his biggest one to date.

Join him as he talks about this wild world, and his journey to make sense of it, in The Aurator!

As seen on ITVX's Deep Fake Neighbour Wars, Comedy Central Live, ITV's Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club, Sky's Life’s A Pitch, ITV's Don’t Hate The Playaz, ITV's The Stand-Up Sketch Show, Channel 4's Mo Gilligan’s Black British & Funny and more.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Presented by Live Nation in association with Ebdon Management.

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Ed Byrne - Tragedy Plus Time

Attributed to Mark Twain, humour is defined as Tragedy Plus Time. Join Ed as he tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs.

Proudly presented by Phil McIntyre Live Ltd.

'Hilarious, extremely dark, profoundly touching and resolutely unsentimental. Ed Byrne has plumbed the very depths of his soul and found something verging on greatness' ★★★★★ Rolling Stone

'A delicate, sensitive high-wire act of a show, yet Byrne never once stumbles' ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

'This is no misery memoir, Byrne is too talented a comic for that' ★★★★★ The Arts Desk

'Poignant, touching, spiky and laugh-out-loud funny… beautifully written and flawlessly performed' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Reviews

'He has delivered a fantastically funny and moving monologue where there is no doubt that we are seeing the authentic Ed… Byrne has hit new heights' ★★★★★ London Evening Standard

'A full range of human emotions, from rage to dark humour to poignancy and back again, is felt during this magnificent comedy hour' ★★★★★ London Theatre 1

'Side-splitting... Byrne is comedy gold' ★★★★★ Theatre & Arts Reviews

'A fierce tribute... tremendously funny, thoughtful and fond' Fest Mag

Courtyard Theatre
£32

Ages 14+ years.
Content warning - discussions of death.

Ed Byrne's Website
Ed on X
Norden Farm on X

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Robin Morgan - The Spark

The comedian is back on the road with a hilarious brand new show - his biggest tour to date.

Robin has been seen on BBC2’s Mock The Week and BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz. His previous shows have dealt with a proposal, marriage, kids and a vasectomy. So what’s next on the list? Divorce? No, not divorce. It’s about how to keep the spark alive. Not just in a marriage, but also in yourself?

Robin’s been a busy bee since the last tour. He created and hosts topical comedy panel show What Just Happened? for BBC Radio Wales; he’s supported Adam Kay and Sophie McCartney on their nationwide tours; and has written for shows such as Have I Got News For You, The Weakest Link and Bake Off: The Professionals.

He's also become somewhat of a favourite on BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, in an episode so popular that even the government complained about it.

Robin’s shows have always been about others. Now it’s time to focus on himself.

'Bloody funny, well-written, hard-working stand-up from a massively likeable performer who must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame' Chortle

'An hour of belly-hurting chortles' ★★★★★ Mumble Comedy

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Presented by Little Wander in association with Sophie Chapman Talent.
Photo credit: Michelle Huggleston

Studio
£16

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Andy Zaltzman –The Zaltgeist

With the 3rd millennium almost 2.5% complete, Andy Zaltzman, one of the UK's leading satirical comedians, assesses the state of Planet Earth and its most famous and controversial species – the human race.

In the biggest stand-up tour of his career, Andy will attempt to concoct vaguely plausible answers to perennial questions such as What?, Who?, Where?, and above all Why?

As chair of The News Quiz since 2020, Andy has brought his inventive brand of satirical comedy to BBC Radio 4's long-running flagship topical comedy show, earning the show multiple awards, critical acclaim and a growing listenership.

Andy has hosted The Bugle, one of the world's longest-running and best-loved comedy podcasts, since 2007 (alongside John Oliver until 2015, and with numerous co-hosts from numerous continents since 2016). Renowned for its unique cocktail of up-to-the-minute global satire and premium-grade hogwash, and listened to by hundreds of thousands around the world, The Bugle recently passed the 600-episode mark, and has clocked up around 100 million total downloads.

Andy is unquestionably amongst the very best of the one-person list of Satirical Stand-Up Comedians Who Are Also Professional Cricket Statisticians. Since 2016, he has been a key member of the Test Match Special team, adding his distinctive blend of knowledge, expertise, humour and numerical inquisitiveness to the BBC's legendary cricket broadcast.

He has toured in the USA, India and Australia, wrote a book about the 2008 economic crisis, and will be appearing in series 18 of Taskmaster in Autumn 2024.

'Outright hilarious… beautifully formed' ★★★★ Dominic Maxwell, The Times

'Andy Zaltzman has revitalised the News Quiz… fizzes with a vitality and sense of fun that’s rare in such topical comedy warhorses' Steve Bennett, Chortle

'The Bugle: Silliness and laughter… Zaltzman is a sharp writer and an excellent satirist who combines political observation with daft whimsy' Fiona Sturges, Financial Times

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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The Albion Christmas Band

An Albion Christmas is widely regarded as the premier seasonal show. They have been touring for 25 years and attract sell-out audiences across the UK.

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

Kellie While, Simon Care and Simon Nicol join founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings, on stage for an evening of traditional English Christmas music, song and celebratory readings.

Kellie takes time out from working with her mum, Chris While, for which both the UK press and public alike have praised her. Folk enthusiasts will know Kellie from her work with The Albion Band. She received personal praise from Ron Sexsmith for her beautiful version of his song Riverbed on her album Tenacious, which put her on the map as one this country’s finest voices.

Simon Care is currently working with Edward II and has always had a passion for Traditional English dance and song. Simon also works with Banter, Tickled Pink and the Morris On Band.

Simon Nicol, founder member of Fairport Convention finishes the line up to make this a truly festive treat. He is regarded as one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world... His voice is pretty special too!

The Albion Christmas Show is a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word and humorous readings. It really is the perfect way to start your festivities. This year will see material chosen by the band from the last 25 years of shows and albums… a 'best of the Albion Xmas' selection.

With sell-out tours including venues such as Buxton Opera House, The New Vic Stoke and The Sage, Gateshead, The Albion Xmas Show is a very popular show appealing to all ages.

Described in the Guardian as 'the perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas', this is a show you must not miss! And also voted in the 'top ten unmissable shows this Christmas' by The Telegraph in 2018.

Courtyard Theatre
£25

The Albion Christmas Band website
@nordenfarm

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The Big Christmas Assembly!

Hosted by James B Partridge.

Crack out the Christmas Jingles! Join James B Partridge (Primary School Assembly Bangers LIVE) for an evening of pure nostalgia, stepping back in time for some joyous singalong tunes from Christmases past.

You won’t have to sit cross legged by the tree waiting for Santa, but you will be encouraged to sing along! Full of festive musical surprises, throwback mashups and reflections on growing up at Christmas time.

James is a singing teacher and regularly performs across the UK and Europe. He has been featured on BBC Breakfast, Loose Women (ITV) and Vanessa Feltz show (TalkTV). He recently featured live on Jeremy Vine’s BBC Radio 2 show and BBC South East Today.

Studio
£16

James' website
@jbpartridge
@nordenfarm

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Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet

Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! put on fabulous, feelgood 70s and 80s disco nights for grown-ups at venues across London and the South East - and we’re delighted to welcome them back again after a funk-tastic sell out night here last year.

HSDY nights are recommended by everyone from Time Out and The Guardian to Stylist and Radio 4 and they have been described as 'Abba collides with Saturday Night Fever in a glorious mash up'.

DJ Lady G will be on the decks playing all your favourite soul, funk and disco tunes. Sancer Lady Boo will be showing you the moves to everything from Car Wash (complete with shiny rags) and Hey Mickey, to the 1979 Gonzales hit, Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet, after which HSDY take their name.

If you fancy dressing up (it’s not obligatory, but lots do) there are prizes for the best retro outfits, and free sweets and ice pops too.

In the words of Shalamar, it’s going to be 'a night to remember!'

10% profits from HSDY nights go to Cancer Research UK

Party the night away until 12am - with our Cafe Bar also open serving drinks until then!

Courtyard Theatre
£18
This is a standing/dancing event with some unallocated seating

Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet! Website
@HSDY
@nordenfarm

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Eshaan Akbar: Live 2025

Eshaan Akbar is back doing jokes on tour! His previous tour was described by The Times as 'pretty sick' (not an actual quote) so this one is likely to be mad good.

Eshaan has supported some of the biggest acts in the UK, including Micky Flanagan, Jason Manford and Kae Kurd.

He's been seen on Netflix's Sex Education, BBC's Mock The Week, QI and Live At The Apollo, Comedy Central Live and many more. Forthcoming TV includes Channel 4's The Last Leg and BBC's Pilgrimage. He's also been heard on award-winning podcasts Have A Word, Ninetwentynine and Spitting Image, as well as LBC, Times Radio, and BBC Radio 4.

‘An artfully pointed, refreshingly funny hour that suggests a big talent in the making' ★★★★ The Times

'A fine comic entertainer, an intelligent maker of points and a wealth of fascinating facts' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'Genius stand-up comedy' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

'A story that’s likely to go far' Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£18.50

Eshaan's website
@eshaanakbar
@nordenfarm

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