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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 12 Jan - 9 Feb (5 weeks)
Fri 16 Feb - 15 Mar (5 weeks)
Fri 22 Mar - 26 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)

£12 per session | or £45 per 5 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.

Spring
12 Jan - 26 Apr, exc 16 Feb, 29 Mar, 12 Apr
11am - 11.45am

£7.50 | Siblings (18 months +) £4.50 | £26 for 4 sessions a term

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: Pinch Pots and Coiling

Led by Helen D Evans

This is part of a series of Courses and workshops led by Helen d Evans

The course is for people with all abilities. If you have previous experience of using pinch pots or coiling, you are encouraged to self initiate your own project based on the technique if you wish.

The intention is to spend 2 weeks learning and experimenting with pinch pots / coiling. The final week will be spent decorating your work with underglazes or glazes.

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

Fri 23 Feb - 8 Mar (3 weeks)
11am - 1pm
£80 for a 3 week course

Other pottery courses led by Helen include:

An Introduction to Pottery

Pottery: Bird House

Pottery: Egg Cups and Saucers

Pottery: Hanging Planters

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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

Fri 12 Jan - 9 Feb (5 weeks)
Fri 23 Feb - 22 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in sessions Fri 19 Apr and 26 Apr
12.30pm - 1.30pm

£10 per session | £40 for 5 week course

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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.


Spring
12 Jan, 23 Feb, 22 Mar, 12 Apr
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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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.

Spring
Fri 12 Jan - 9 Feb (5 weeks)
Fri 23 Feb - 22 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in: Fri 19 Apr and 26 Apr

2pm - 3.30pm

£12 per session | £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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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 12 Jan - 16 Feb
2pm - 4pm

£18 per session | £100 for 6-weeks

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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 Jan, 23 Feb, 22 Mar, 26 Apr
6.30pm - 7.30pm

£12 per session

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Christian Garrick and the Budapest Café Orchestra

Featuring Christian Garrick (violin/darbuka), Eddie Hession (accordion), Kelly Cantlon (double bass) and Adrian Zolotuhin (guitar/saz/balalaika/ domra).

In 2009 Christian Garrick established the refreshingly unconventional and snappily attired Budapest Café Orchestra. The intention to present a broad range of music from all over the world in the most entertaining and fun way. One of BCO's prime directives is to take the music seriously but not so much themselves. Part of the secret formula of the BCO's show presentation is performing all the music from memory and, combined their trademark wit and charm, audiences leave tingling with warmth and delight.

BCO are one of the very busiest acoustic groups for me today playing an average of 60 to 70 shows per annum. Since their inception they have recorded one album every year and in January 2023 made their 14th Pavane (and the whole shebang-bang). BCO are frequent guests to BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and on Martin’s Handley’s weekend Breakfast programmes.

Each member of the orchestra is a freelance musician in their own right. Both Eddie and Adrian teach prolifically for budding school-age musicians. Christian is a professor of jazz violin at Guildhall School of Music, Royal Academy of Music, and Royal College of Music in London.

Adrian is curator and director of the Imperial Balalaika Orchestra of Overton (IBOO) who sometimes appear with BCO at special gala concerts. Both Eddie and Christian are busy session recording the sessions and have each played on a multitude of movies. Eddie even had an on-screen role in the Nick Cage film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin!

From a musical family with jazz and classical learnings Christian Garrick is musical director of BCO and his influences run far and wide. He first discovered Hungarian and Romanian folk and gypsy music listening to Sandor Lakatos and Taraf du Haidouks. Christian’s arrangements for BCO of Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Greig - the so called squeezebox concertos - are rooted in BCO folklore. His arrangements of traditional Gaelic tunes on the album The Gaelic Chronicles was met with critical acclaim with the likes of Cerys Matthews and Mark Radcliffe both championing the disc on their respective radio shows. Christian is influenced by a range of fiddlers from Grappelli to Stuff Smith to Indian virtuosos L Shankar and L Subramaniam. Nigel Kennedy, a sometimes collaborator with Christian on stage, described him as 'one of my favourite
violinists'. Christian’s own unique hybrid playing style, sheer emotional passion and extraordinary improvisational abilities thrills audiences everywhere.

'Not so much a band name as a whole genre of its own, Budapest Café Orchestra embraces an encyclopaedia of music and mischief.' SCOTSMAN

'Your music is really great.' Helena Bonham Carter

'The music is magic in their hands.' Sean Rafferty BBC Radio 3

'Absolutely acoustically electrifying!' Time Out

'Back by popular demand, the fiery vivacity and awe-inspiring musicianship of the finest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music this side of a Lada scrap heap will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet…' TIMES

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The Budapest Café Orchestra website
@budapestcafeorchestra
@nordenfarm

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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
12 Jan - 9 Feb (5 weeks)
16 Feb - 15 Mar (5 weeks)
22 Mar - 26 Apr, exc 29 Mar (5 weeks)

8.15pm - 9.15pm
£12 per session | £50 for 5 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.

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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

Spring
Sat 13 Jan – 2 Mar (8 weeks)
Sat 9 Mar – 27 Apr, exc 30 Mar (7 weeks)
10am - 11am

£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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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!

Spring
Sat 13 Jan - 27 Apr, exc 6 Apr
11.30am – 12.30pm
£7 per class | £30 for 5 sessions a term

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please note that the sessions on Saturday 27 April and Saturday 4 May will be led by Carla Lkech

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Dom Joly - Conspiracy Tourist

Dom Joly has been off travelling the globe again. This time, he’s been looking into some of the strangest and weirdest conspiracy theories in existence.

'Just because your paranoid doesn’t mean you’re not being followed!'

Now, he’s now set to embark on a rather unique theatre tour, where Dom will be providing a hilarious, fascinating, and slightly anarchic guide to the wacky world of conspiracies.

1. Is the earth flat?
2. Does Finland exist?
3. Did JFK commit suicide?
4. Are Q Anon mentally ill?
5. Is Bill Gates using vaccines to take control of your mind?
6. Is Denver Airport a massive panic room for the Illuminati?
7. Are UFO’s piloted by lizards?

In the spirt of fairness, Dom will also be inviting a well-known and highly respected conspiracy theorist, Dr Julian Northcote, to take the stage and defend the alternate view.

Due to the extremely controversial views aired in the show, security will be at an optimum and audiences are warned that angry demonstrations are very likely – or is that just another conspiracy?!

Courtyard Theatre
£25

Dom's website
@domjoly
@nordenfarm

  •  24 Feb SOLD OUT
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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
9 Jan - 6 Feb (5 weeks)
20 Feb - 26 Mar, exc 12 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in: 16 Apr and 23 Apr

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
9 Jan - 6 Feb (5 weeks)
20 Feb - 26 Mar, exc 12 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in: 16 Apr and 23 Apr

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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Visions of Landscape

Led by Jo Hall

Explore the work of five artists and their very different approaches to landscape painting. Over the five sessions we’ll explore works by Samuel Palmer, André Derain, Georgia O’Keeffe, Richard Cartwright, and David Hockney. Starting in week 1 with Samuel Palmer, you will be invited to make a composition in the spirit of the artist or to make your own version of one of Palmer’s works. Please bring your own materials; any water-based media or pastel would be suitable. For full information see below.

Please bring;
All artists; water-based media (watercolour, gouache or acrylic) or pastels
Drawing board, clips or tape to attach support, paper towel, pencil, sketchbook for notes/ working out composition.

Artists using water-based media will need a block to angle the board, water pots, palette, brushes, watercolour or mixed media paper, pencil.

Pastel artists will need a table easel, putty eraser, spray fixative for use outside only, charcoal and a few pastel pencils may be useful.

Wed 21 Feb then Tues 27 Feb - 26 Mar, exc 12 Mar
12.30pm - 3.30pm

£105 for the 5 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
9 Jan - 6 Feb (5 weeks)
20 Feb - 26 Mar, exc 12 Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in: 16 Apr and 23 Apr

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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Creative Writing: Memoirs (online)

Led by Guy de Ferrer

Do you want to write about your life, the people you have known, the places you have seen?

These five sessions will help you write your memoirs/autobiography. We will look at how to convincingly capture people, places and stories from your life.

Each week a homework will be set and discussed the following week. You will also receive tutor feedback by email.

All levels are welcome.

Tues 27 Feb - 26 Mar (5 weeks)
7pm - 9pm
£100 per 5 week course

Online course

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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!

Spring
Tues 9 Jan - 26 Mar (11 weeks)
7.30pm – 9pm
£11 per session | £110 per 11 week term

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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.


Spring
Tues 16 Jan - 6 Feb (4 weeks)
Tues 20 Feb - 19 Mar (5 weeks)
Tues 26 Mar - 23 Apr (5 weeks)
7.45pm - 8.45pm

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

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The End We Start From

Dir: Mahalia Belo 2023 | 101 mins

When an environmental crisis sees London submerged by flood waters, a young family is torn apart in the chaos. As a woman and her newborn try and find their way home, the profound novelty of motherhood is brought into sharp focus in this intimate and poetic portrayal of family survival.

Starring Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Joel Fry (Cruella), Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Gina McKee (Notting Hill), Nina Sosanya (Love Actually), Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog).

'Jodie Comer is phenomenal in end-of-days survival thriller' ★★★★ 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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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

Spring
Wed 10 Jan - 7 Feb (5 weeks)
Wed 14 Feb - 13 Mar (5 weeks)
Wed 20 Mar - 24 Apr (6 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.

Wed 10 Jan to 14 Feb (6 weeks)
Wed 28 Feb to 3 Apr (6 weeks)
11am - 2pm

£160 per 6 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

Spring
Wed 10 Jan - 24 Apr, exc 14 Feb and 10 Apr
1.45pm - 2.30pm

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

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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.

Spring Season

Tues 20 and Wed 21 Feb Wooden Bookmarks
Tues 27 and Wed 28 Feb Wooden Hanging Sign Decoupage
Tues 5 and Wed 6 Mar Squeegee Art
Tues 12 and Wed 13 Mar Mug Decorating
Tues 19 and Wed 20 Mar Mini Scented Pouches
Tues 26 and Wed 27 Mar Easter Wreath
Tues 2 and Wed 3 Apr Wooden 3D Bird Hanging Decoration
Tues 9 and Wed 10 Apr Magnets
Tues 16 and Wed 17 Apr Wire Tree
Tues 23 and Wed 24 Apr Paper Fans

There will be no session on Tues 6 and Wed 7 Feb.

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

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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

Spring
Wed 10 Jan - 27 Mar, exc 14 Feb (11 weeks)
5pm - 6pm
£95

Junior Youth Theatre Bookng Form

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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

Spring
Wed 10 Jan - 27 Mar, exc 14 Feb (11 weeks)
6.05pm - 7.30pm
£134

Senior Youth Theatre Booking Form

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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!

Spring
Wed 10 Jan - 7 Feb (5 weeks)
Wed 21 Feb - 20 Mar (5 weeks)
Wed 27 Mar - 24 Apr (5 weeks)
7pm - 8pm

£50 per 5 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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Ahir Shah - Ends

The 2023 Sky Edinburgh Comedy Award winner brings his latest show about family, immigration, marriage, history, politics, and beans.

Ahir's last Fringe show, 2019’s Dots, is now a special on HBO Max. He has been seen on Mock the Week, The Mash Report, QI, Live at the Apollo, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, Have I Got News For You, and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

'The most important stand-up of the year, if not decade' Stephen Armstrong

'Tis is truly outstanding stand up' ★★★★★ Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

'It’s clear why Ahir Shah won the Edinburgh Comedy Award with this remarkable piece of storytelling' ★★★★★ Steve Bennett, Chortle

'Starts tugging heartstrings before he even sets foot on stage… has long been one of our most eloquent, thought-provoking comic voices… seemingly effortless way it weaves together the personal and the political into a big-hearted, uplifting whole' ★★★★ Tristram Fane Saunders, The Telegraph

'A beautiful, lyrical love letter… which deservedly picked up the Edinburgh Comedy Award this year… Shah is an electric performer, super-intelligent, his material densely packed with insight, yet never far from a gag… Ends leaves you uplifted, radiating positivity. In fact, its no exaggeration to say that Shah’s tribute to his grandparents should be on the national curriculum' ★★★★★ Mark Wareham, Mail on Sunday

'Filled it up like a tornado sweeping in with a high energy set powered by a machine gun style delivery… great comedy set mixed up laughter, with deeply affecting silences… a master storyteller… all of this demonstrated why it was named best show at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe' ★★★★ Asjad Nazir, Eastern Eye

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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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!

Spring
Wed 10 Jan - 7 Feb (5 weeks)
Wed 21 Feb - 20 Mar (5 weeks)
Wed 27 Mar - 24 Apr (5 weeks)
8.30pm - 9.30pm

£50 per 5 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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Figure with Gown or Cloak in Clay

Led by Dawn Carroll

In this one day workshop you will make a sculpture of a figure in a long gown or cloak. The gown can be decorated with patterns or textures, your figure may wear a hat or headdress. Let your imagination run wild. (References will be available).

Slips will be available to decorate your piece.

At the end of the session your sculpture will be taken and fired in the kiln and a date will be arranged for you to collect your work.

All tools are provided just bring along an apron.

Cost includes clay and firings.

Thur 29 Feb
11am - 3.30pm
£75

Other pottery courses led by Dawn include:

Animal Head Wall Hanging in Clay

Sculptural Seed Heads for the Garden

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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!

Spring
Thur 11 Jan - 27 Apr, exc 7 Mar and 11 Apr
11.30am – 12.30pm

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please note that the sessions on Thursday 25 April and Thursday 2 May will be led by Carla Lkech

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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.

Thur 11 Jan - 8 Feb (5 weeks)
Thur 15 Feb - 14 Mar (5 weeks)
Thur 21 Mar - 25 Apr, exc 11 Apr (5 weeks)
6.30pm - 7.30pm

£11 per session or £45 for 5 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!

Spring
Thur 11 Jan - 8 Feb (5 weeks)
Thur 22 Feb - 21 Mar (5 weeks)
Thur 28 Mar - 25 Apr (5 weeks)
7pm - 8pm

£50 per 5 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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Bone-afide - Dancing Trombone

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Bone-afide is a quartet of trombones described by the Royal Philharmonic Society as ‘An ensemble to watch – with a collective sound that shimmers and playing that quite simply makes you feel good’

They play music from Bach (an arrangement of his 2nd orchestral suite) to Bartok (three Transylvanian dances) via Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake suite, but also include classics from other musical genres arranged for the versatile combination.

£20/£15 MMS members
(under-18s £5, or up to two FREE with an adult)

Maidenhead Music Society website

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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

Spring
Thur 11 Jan - 8 Feb (5 weeks)
Thur 22 Feb - 21 Mar (5 weeks)
Thur 28 Mar - 25 Apr (5 weeks)
8.30pm - 9.30pm

£50 per 5 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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All of Us Strangers

Dir: Andrew Haigh 2023 | 105 mins

Nominated for six BAFTAs including Best Direction, Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay.

One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbour Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life.

As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.

'Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott tremendous in a beautiful fantasy-romance' ★★★★★ 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 Thur 7 Mar 2pm 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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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.

Spring
Fri 19 Jan and Fri 1 Mar
6.30pm - 7.30pm

£13 per session

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Fred's House

Summery 70s West Coast inspired folk/rock.

Fred’s House are delighted to be returning to one of their all-time favourite venues, Norden Farm!

Vix, Prue, Lachlan, Gafyn and Paul are a group of friends based in sunny Cambridge who make up the award-winning band. They have been together in some form or another for 13 years; survived relationship breakdowns within the group, emigration, line-up changes and a Global Pandemic, but they’re still here to tell the tale. Playing live is what the band thrive on and they are well known for their very lively and entertaining shows but that they also have those songs that bring a tear to the eye.

'Fred's House is a very popular band who have built up a significant following, and they were quickly bringing the house down' Maverick Magazine

They’ve performed more gigs than they care to remember, including headline tours of the UK and toured China as part of the Nanjing International Music Festival, as well as playing some big UK festival stages such as Cambridge Folk Festival, Acoustic Festival of Britain and Bestival. Their last release, Walls and Ceilings (EP) gained much praise, including from BBC Radio 2’s Baylon Leonard who said, 'they have a brand-new sound and one that I really love'.

Having just won the Break Out Award at the NMG Awards 2023, Fred’s House are working towards their 4th album with producer Jake Day of North Acre Recording Studio which will be out late 2024. It is quite a shift towards radio-friendly commercial pop in terms of style, whilst still showcasing their hooky song-writing and staple sound of summery folk-rock guitars, West Coast 4-part harmonies, violin and a driving rhythm section.

Studio
£16 (£14 conc)

Fred's House website
@fredshousemusic
@nordenfarm

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Tom Houghton - It's Not Ideal

Tom Houghton sets out on his biggest and most hilarious show yet.

Having now taken to the international stage with tours of Europe and America, the man who asked us Do you ski? returns to the UK to ponder a new question.

In an age where tradition and progress are wrestling against each other; what are the parts of ourselves that need shedding and what is worth holding on to?

Star of Netflix The Circle and host of Very British Problems: Live and Bad Manors podcast.

'Clever, passionate and soulful' ★★★★★ The New European

'A twisted view of the world' ★★★★★ The Sunday Express

'Get your tickets today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A Star is Born' ★★★★★ One 4 Review

'Everyone’s cup of tea… Brilliant, bright and insightful' ★★★★★  UK Cabaret

'This unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute' ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

'A crafty idiot' ★★★★ The Daily Mail

'Now that’s class' ★★★★ Fringe Guru

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50

Tom's website
@honourabletom
@nordenfarm

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Norden Farm Market

The Norden Farm Markets are unique. There's a Café Bar onsite, accessible toilets (with baby changing) and a programme of activities from cinema to classes. Stallholders sell inspiring artisanal produce ranging from arts and crafts to food and snacks.

Upcoming Market Dates:

Sat 2 Mar, Sat 6 Apr

12pm - 4pm | Entry is FREE

Visiting the market is the perfect way to spend your weekend. Shop in the market for unusual, hand made, 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 the little ones happy.

Dogs are welcome, outdoors at the Norden Farm Markets and there’s fresh water for them.

Parking spaces are reserved for blue badge holders and the site is accessible.


March Stallholders Include (subject to change)

• Honeys of Henley • Smoking Skewers • S&L Pamper • Amoracandlesuk • AfriStyle • But One String • Frenchie Arts • Rocks and Key • Luxury Chocolate For You by Anton Hazelle Ltd • Candle Lion • NoMothsAllowed • Boxpatchbunnies • Happy Post Crafts • Ging's Things Jewellery • Fabulouley • Katie Sarah


Our waiting list is now open for stalls at our Spring Markets - please email [email protected]

We have 2 types of pitches available - covered areas under the Linhay (stallholders provide their own trestle tables) and Gazebo pitches. You can drive right up to you pitch on hard standing - so the set up and take down is blissfully simple and doesn’t require lugging!


Quotes

★'Thank you for having our stall today, had a fab day, met some fab people, great first day back, can't wait for the next one, from all of us at ReRe's Soaps & Scents'

★'It was lovely. I'll be back next time. Thank you for organising Norden Farm!'

★'Absolutely amazing afternoon at @nordenfarm! Thanks to all who came to support us. Looking forward to the next one. #maidenhead #localmarket #supportlocal'

★'My daughter and I really enjoyed the Norden Farm Outdoor Market yesterday, exploring the various food and craft stalls on offer and taking home one or two tasty treats. It was a fantastic chance to support some great local businesses from around Maidenhead. The Norden Farm cafe was also open to enjoy. I would definitely recommend popping down next time if you can make it'

★'Setting up for today’s Jubilee market at @nordenfarm. Fantastic atmosphere, thanks to all for organising and attending. The music was fab and we all had a great time!'

  •   2 Mar FREE
  •   6 Apr FREE
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Pottery: Egg Cups and Saucers

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 a pair of egg cups and saucers.

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 1-4pm. A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the workshop.

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

Sat 2 Mar
1pm - 4pm
£50

Other pottery courses led by Helen include:

An Introduction to Pottery

Pottery: Bird House

Pottery: Pinch Pots and Coiling

Pottery: Hanging Planters

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The Holdovers

Dir: Alexander Payne 2023 | 133 mins

Nominated for seven BAFTAs and five Academy Awards including Best Actor (Paul Giamatti), Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.

The Holdovers follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a prestigious American school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go.

Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them - a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) - and with the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son
in Vietnam (Da’Vine Joy Randolph)

‘Hilarious and heartfelt, it’s a tale to be treasured’ ★★★★★ 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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Never 42

The UK’s No.1 Level 42 Tribute return to Norden Farm to bring Level 42’s music live.

Never 42 is the expression of their combined passion for the musicianship of Mark King and Mike Lindup and the upbeat jazz funk sound that is Level 42 with an uncanny accuracy and has earned them the reputation as the UK’s leading Level 42 Tribute Band.

Expect to hear the favourites including Livin it Up (The Sun Goes Down), Lessons in Love, Something About You, Starchild, The Chinese Way, Hot Water and many more!

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Never 42's website

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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


Spring - Sophie Keaveney will be returning for the Spring term
Wed 10 Jan, 7 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 Apr
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

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Ian Siegal

In more than a quarter century of touring multi-award winner Ian Siegal’s mission statement has barely changed: songs that are real, shows that resonate, vocals served raw. Today he is considered by many to be the most compelling British blues artiste since the great names of the sixties.

Classic Rock tags Siegal 'a national treasure' America’s blues bible says 'vast talent' and MOJO magazine ranks him 'the cleverest writer and most magnetic blues performer in the UK'. He has taken his music to some 50 countries and presided over a trophy haul that includes two UK Blues Awards, 10 British Blues Awards, four European Blues Awards, two Mojo Blues Albums Of The Year not to mention three US Blues Music Awards nominations - an unprecedented nod for a non-American. And that’s just what he has clocked up in the past ten years.

Siegal is known as a bluesman, but it’s just one shade in the palette of an artist who slips between continents, eras and expectations. They say you can’t sing the blues until you’ve lived the life, and when Ian Siegal steps up to the mic, you can hear the slings and arrows. His forte is playing to an audience. He takes command of the stage in a way very few artists alive today can match. Sweat, passion, humour, incendiary slide guitar and a soul-infused voice big enough to fell trees!

Each year his influence spreads further and recently to Brazil; but what sticks most in Ian’s mind is his guest appearance at London’s Jazz Café with 92-year old Pinetop Perkins and other remaining members of Muddy Waters’ band. Then later at a festival in Norway, in a role reversal and totally unexpected, these legends of post-war Blues spontaneously joined Ian on stage for what turned into a memorable hour-long set.

Studio
£16

Ian's website
@IanSiegal
@nordenfarm

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A Love Supreme: The History and Appreciation of Jazz (live stream)

WEA Maidenhead Branch / Oxford University Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE)

This is a Live Streamed event.

Highly respected jazz double bass player Steve Kershaw looks at the origins of jazz music, provides strategies for listening to it, and surveys the main styles of the genre in a way that is accessible to all.

Programme

10.15. New Orleans and the Birth of Jazz
11.40. How to Listen to Jazz
13.40. Dixieland to Swing
15.00. Be-Bop and beyond

Please contact Steph Diggon: [email protected] or 01628 563676 for more details or if you wish to attend this event in person.

Live stream from the Studio | £40 per household

Find Out More about this course here.=

WEA website
@WEAadulted
OUDCE website
@OxfordConted
@nordenfarm

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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.

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

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Kershaw/Vintskevich Quartet

Elegant, passionate, beautiful, and dynamic jazz sounds from an innovative ensemble of high-class composers and improvisers.

Between them these scintillating musicians - Nick Vintskevich (sax), Leonid Vintskevich (piano), Steve Kershaw (bass), and Noah Stone (drums) - have taken their distinctive and original music to many of the most prestigious venues and festivals across the world, from the North Sea Jazz Festival, Holland, to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, USA, to the Havana Jazz Festival, Cuba. Expect an evening of exhilarating swing, deep grooves, and exuberant emotion.

‘Shameless passion … astounding imaginings … exhilarating music’ (Jazzviews)
‘Sheer sonic seductiveness’ (The Vortex).

Kershaw/Vintskevich - Steve Kershaw

Studio
£15, £10 Concessions
£10 for attendees of ‘A Love Supreme: The History and Appreciation of Jazz’

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Matt Chorley - Poll Dancer

Phil McIntyre Live Ltd presents

With a general election on the way, Matt Chorley draws on two decades of reporting from Westminster and two centuries of history to deliver his hilarious guide to winning and losing at the polls. The Times Radio presenter and Have I Got News For You regular is back with his third stand-up tour, ready to focus group the audience and compile his own manifesto guaranteed to get him the keys to No10.

‘Great British stand up is alive and well… Matt Chorley with acid wit and music hall timing’ Andrew Marr

‘No politician is spared in this delightful display of disdain’ ★★★★ The Times

‘Engaging, funny, entertaining’ Rory Bremner

Courtyard Theatre
£25

Matt's website
@mattchorley
@nordenfarm

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The Zone of Interest

Dir: Jonathan Glazer 2023 | 104 mins

Nominated for nine BAFTAs and five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

German and Polish with English subtitles.

The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp. Cannes Grand Prix winner 2023, the film is dizzyingly sober and surreal study of the banality of evil, loosely based on the 2014 novel by Martin Amis.

‘An unblinking masterpiece’ ★★★★★ BBC Film

★★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★★ The Times | ★★★★★ Empire | ★★★★★ Independent | ★★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★★ The Standard | ★★★★★ Rolling Stone

£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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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
Fri 12 Jan, 2 Feb, 8 Mar, 19 Apr
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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Women in Rock

A fitting tribute to all women that simply rock!

Join these powerhouse vocalists, backed by a dynamic band for two hours of hits. Featuring songs from the world's greatest female rock legends such as Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Stevie Nicks, Blondie, Chrissie Hynde, Pink and Cher.

WHY? A showstopping night of entertainment that will leave you cheering for more!

Courtyard Theatre
£22

@womeninrock
@nordenfarm
Women in Rock's website

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Rousseau’s Jungle

Led by Jo Hall

Rousseau never left France and his jungle paintings were inspired by his visits to botanical gardens and zoos, and also by postcards and book illustrations to which he applied his vivid imagination. After looking at some of his jungle paintings you are invited to create your own jungle scene or to make your version of a work by Rousseau. Reference supplied or bring your own. Please bring your own materials and equipment; any water-based media would be suitable.

Please Bring water-based media (watercolour, gouache or acrylic paints)
Drawing board, a block to angle the board or table easel, clips or tape to attach support, paper towel, pencil, sketchbook for notes/ working out composition, water pots, palette, brushes, watercolour or mixed media paper, pencil

Some paper will be available from the tutor at cost.

Sat 9 Mar
11am - 4pm

£42

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The Vinyl Frontier - Secret Vinyl Singalong

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

What is the best song to sing along to (even if you don't really want to)?

Ten people will nominate (secretly) a song that they think will encourage the lustiest of singalongs. A decibel meter, hidden in the auditorium will be the judge!

Other Vinyl Frontier Events This Season

Solo Beatles
Battle of the Bedroom

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Band of the Household Cavalry – Free Lunchtime Concert with Q&A

Come and join the Band of the Household Cavalry, the largest band in the British Army, under the direction of Major Craig Bywater, for a lunchtime concert.

Sit back and enjoy a wide array of music, from wind band repertoire and film music to more classical items, plus much more. There’s something for everyone! Before the concert, there is also the chance to have a Q&A session with a member of the band, so make sure you start thinking of your questions now! Tickets for this are free of charge, so it would be great to see all of you there.

Wed 13 March
Courtyard Theatre
Free event

Q&A: 1.40pm - 2pm
Concert: 2pm - 3pm

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Duos come and duos go - and some fine tune their art into something totally original and captivating.

For over a quarter of a century Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman’s partnership has proved personal, permanent and pivotal.

From their early days in folk supergroup Equation to the launch of their new album, this multi award-winning musical couple continue to exude timeless class with their exquisite brand of traditional and contemporary acoustic music.

2024 sees them release The Collection - 18 of their most loved songs compiled into one seamless album.

Twice voted BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Duo

'It’s folk music for the modern age' The Telegraph

'These guys are something very special' Acoustic Magazine

'Rightly regarded as one of the most engaging folk / acoustic duos on the circuit' Rock n’ Reel

'The couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘songwriters par excellence' fRoots

Studio
£18


Kathryn and Sean's website

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American Fiction

Dir: Cord Jefferson 2023 | 117 mins

Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Actor (Jeffrey Wright), Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Jeffrey Wright gives a terrific performance in this smart, incisive satire of the literary world based on Percival Everett’s acclaimed novel Erasure.

Thelonius Ellison, or ‘Monk’ (Wright) is a frustrated novelist who's fed up with a literary establishment that profits from Black stories built on tired and offensive tropes.

Angry and disillusioned, forced back home to cohabit with his troubled family, he uses a pseudonym to write and publish a similarly exploitative book of his own that propels him to fame and the heart of the hypocrisy he claims to disdain.

'Jeffrey Wright and Sterling K Brown are marvellous in Cord Jefferson’s touching, funny dramedy – which has been nominated for five Oscars' ★★★★ 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.

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Sculptural Seed Heads for the Garden

Led by Dawn Carroll

In this workshop you will learn how create a sculptural clay seed head for the garden. The shape will be created using a former and slab building techniques. Lines and petals will then be added. After that, the poppy can be coloured with oxides.

Your sculptures will then be taken and fired and a date will be arranged for you to collect your piece from Norden Farm.

Bring along an apron.

Costs includes clay and firings.

Thur 14 Mar
11am - 3pm
£65

Other pottery courses led by Dawn include:

Animal Head Wall Hanging in Clay

Figure with Gown or Cloak in Clay

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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

Spring

Thur 18 Jan
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Thur 15 Feb
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

Thur 14 Mar
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Thur 18 Apr
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte


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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Joe Wells - King of the Autistics

There are 700,000 autistic people in the UK but who is their leader?

2 years ago, Joe Wells decided he should be 'King of The Autistics' and it all went horribly wrong.

'One of my favourite comics' Frankie Boyle

'Some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian' The Guardian

Over 4.5m views online for his video 'Having a non-autistic brother'.

As seen on Rosie Jones’ Disability Comedy Extravaganza, BBC2’s Ouch! Storytelling Live and Channel 4’s Jokes Only a Neurodivergent Can Tell.

★★★★ Chortle

★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★★ NeurodiverseReview

The follow up to the critically acclaimed, I Am Autistic (available now on YouTube), this is a stand-up show about representation, role models and the fight for autistic rights.

NOTE: There is no unwanted audience interaction in this show.

Studio
£15

Joe's website
@joewellscomic
@nordenfarm

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Simon Brodkin - Screwed Up (warm up show)

The world-famous prankster, Lee Nelson creator and the most viewed British stand-up comedian on TikTok.

Simon Brodkin warms up for his huge show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

In Screwed Up Simon rips into celebrity culture, social media, the police, Putin and Prince Andrew.

Nothing is off limits in this hilarious show, including his own mental health, his family, his five arrests and how he once found himself at an underground sex party.

See the same show at Norden Farm for much cheaper than the Apollo!

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

Simon's website
@simonbrodkin
@nordenfarm

  •  15 Mar SOLD OUT
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The Benn Clatworthy Quartet

Presented by Norden Farm Jazz Club.

Benn Clatworthy (sax, flute)
Alex Hutton (piano)
Simon Thorpe (bass)
Darren Beckett (drums)

Back by popular demand!

Benn was active in the London Music Scene in the 1970’s and was a protégé of Ronnie Scott. He moved to L.A. California in 1980 where he is now based. He was recommended for Horace Silver’s band and recordings followed. Having skills as a multi-instrumentalist (tenor, alto, baritone sax, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet) he has carved a career in the L.A music scene. He has worked with a huge array of class A musicians from the LA Philharmonic Orchestra to Cab Calloway. However, his main passion is playing Tenor Sax in a quartet setting – and his approach is unique. Playing from the songbook of Blue Note and more contemporary jazz, his tone is extraordinarily beautiful, and his melodic ideas come from the heart. As someone said recently 'It’s as though he’s talking to us and telling us a story through the saxophone!’

What to watch out for – The ballads will be enchanting, the up-tempo songs will be invigorating.

Studio
£16

Ben's website
@nordenfarm

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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.

Spring
Sat 20 Jan and Sat 16 Mar

11am - 2pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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A Festival of Choirs

Taplow Youth Choir and Girls' Choirs bring a varied evening of Choral Music to Norden Farm.

With guest choir Newlands School Madrigal Choir. Conductor: Barbara Clarkson

Most of the members live in the Maidenhead area but some come from much further afield to enjoy these exciting groups.

The Youth Choir, numbering about 60 voices is fortunate to draw members from its Girls' and Boys' Choirs where basic choral training is done, friends are made and a wonderfully motivated spirit is harnessed.

The choirs enjoy performances in many different venues and they both sing an annual Choral Evensong in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle too. Both choirs enjoyed a tour base in York in 2021 and next summer, the Youth Choir will give concerts in Helsnki, Tallinn and Tartu, the European City of Culture 2024.

Visit the Taplow Choirs website here

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 Under 16s

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Jim Maving and James Hodder

Norden Farm presents a joint headline show featuring two well-known artists from the UK Americana and Roots scene.

Jim Maving is a stalwart of the grassroots music scene plying his trade as a sideman with the likes of The Mick Ralphs Band (Mott The Hoople/ Bad Company), UK Americana darlings, Case Hardin, Don Gallardo from Nashville and Scotland’s Dean Owens amongst others.

James Hodder has just released his second album, Wilderness Road, fusing Folk and Americana influences with bittersweet lyrics and storytelling, to rave reviews and has been wowing live music fans with his stage craft both as a headline and opening act. James is a familiar face on the UK Americana.

Studio
£16

Jim's website
@jimmaving
James website
@nordenfarm

  •  16 Mar SOLD OUT
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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.

Spring
Mon 15 Jan, 12 Feb, 18 Mar, 15 Apr
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £28 for all 4 sessions
Online only

Suitable for ages 18+ years

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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.

20 Feb – 12 Mar (4 weeks)
19 Mar – 16 Apr, exc 2 Apr (4 weeks)

7pm - 8pm
£100 for 4 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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The Taste of Things

Dir: Anh Hung Tran 2023 | 135 mins

French with English subtitles.

Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel star in Tran Anh Hùng’s mouth-watering ‘gastromance’.

France, 1885. Celebrated gourmet Dodin (Magimel) lives on a Loire Valley estate with Eugénie (Binoche), his cook and collaborator of 20 years. Normally Dodin devises the dishes while Eugénie executes them to perfection. When she finally allows him to cook for her, their carefully calibrated relationship takes an unexpected turn.

£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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Helios

Presented by Wright & Grainger.

A lad lives half way up a historic hill. A teenager is on a road trip to the city in a stolen car. A boy is driving a chariot, pulling the sun across the sky.

This is a story about the son of the god of the sun.

Helios transplants the Ancient Greek tale into a modern-day myth wound round the winding roads of rural England and into the everyday living of a towering city. It’s a story about life, the invisible monuments we build to it and the little things that leave big marks.

From ‘Masters of Storytelling’ (FOURTHWALL) Wright&Grainger, HELIOS is the award-winning follow up to the internationally-acclaimed ORPHEUS, EURYDICE, and THE GODS THE GODS THE GODS. Join them in a little room with a tape player - and delicate tale to tell.

‘Quiet Intimacy & Boyhood Wonder’ The Guardian
‘Powerful’ The Scotsman
‘Very cleverly involves the audience in an hour in which past and present, the ancient and the contemporary, lightness and darkness mingle’ Lyn Gardner
‘This company truly are the best at storytelling’ Threeweeks
‘Electric hour of performance’ Playbill
★★★★★ Threeweeks
★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Wee Review

Run Time
70 minutes

Written & Told by Alexander Wright Music by Phil Grainger

Wright and Grainer's website

Studio
£16

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Silver Stacking Bangles Workshop

Led by Fiona Dowling

Join Fiona from Jewellery Moves & learn how to make your own set of bangles which fit you perfectly. At this workshop you will learn how to saw, solder, file, hammer, hand-stamp and finish your own sterling silver bangles and a cuff. You will also learn how to make your own bezel setting and set a cabochon (selected from a range of colours provided) within your silver cuff. You will leave at the end of the day with two bangles and a cuff (which can also be hand stamped with a personal message).

The cost of the silver is not included in the course fees. The approximate cost of these materials is £40/£50 and payable to the tutor on the day (ideally in cash).

Thur 21 Mar
11am - 4pm

£80 (plus materials cost to tutor - details above)

Please make sure that hair is tied back, please wear closed shoes and bring your glasses if you wear them.

Suitable for 18+ years

About Jewellery Moves:
Taught by Fiona Dowling, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, Jewellery Moves workshops aim to teach traditional craftsmanship, jewellery skills and techniques in small groups with a relaxed atmosphere.

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Maidenhead Drama Festival

A week-long festival of one-act plays from local youth and adult groups, with comments each evening from a professional adjudicator and a host of trophies to be won.

Join us for the whole week and see if you agree with the final choices!

Trigger warning: Plays may contain bad language and threats of violence, (comedic) scenes of death, scenes of sexual assault and coercive / controlling behaviour. Please contact Box Office for specific information.

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 conc

Maidenhead Drama Festival's website

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Papa Truck

The 5 piece band play original home grown Bluegrass straight out of the Chiltern Valley... High Wycombe...

The band started out in 2005 and soon became a strong vocal harmony band focused on writing their own take on bluegrass.

They have recorded 4 albums of original material including their most recent album By Your Side.

Expect a perfect blend of great song writing, vocal harmonies and strong musicianship.

Studio
£16

Papa Truck on Facebook
@PapaTruck
@nordenfarm

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Alyssa Kyria - The Funny Mummy

Join the Funny Mummy for this hilarious one women comedy show, all about the bonkers world of parenting.

‘Mummy, I love your boobies...they’re so long!’

Join the Funny Mummy for this hilarious one women comedy show, all about the bonkers world of parenting. From pregnancy to playdates, WhatsApp groups to school runs – if you’re a parent, and you need a laugh, then this show is for you!

Alyssa Kyria, aka The Funny Mummy, is the co-creator of Bring Your Own Baby Comedy and performs comedy to audiences across the country. Her comedy, music videos and sketches have gone viral on Netmums and Facebook and she has starred on BBC, ITV and SKY.

'The perfect concoction of parenting and comedy, Alyssa is onto something great’ ★★★★ Voicemag

‘Hysterical!’ Netmums

‘Sensational!’ The Mirror

‘The perfect mum's night out’ Redbridge Drama Centre

Studio
£16

Alyssa's website
@thefunnymummyco
@nordenfarm

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Screen Printing workshop inspired by the Japanese art technique Notan

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. We will start off with simple paper cut stencils combined with plain screens and monochrome inks to explore light and dark composition elements. In the second half of the workshop we will progress to combining these elements with patterned screens and mid-tones to create harmonious and well balanced prints worthy in a frame.

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

Sat 23 Mar
11am - 4pm

£65

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National Theatre Live: The Motive and the Cue

180 mins

A new play by Jack Thorne, directed by Sam Mendes.

Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.

1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.

Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Ray Bradshaw - Doppelginger

Multi award winning comedian Ray Bradshaw is forever being told you look just like my mate wherever he goes. 

It’s been happening for years and he’s worried about it. Either someone is cloning generic bald men or, there’s a ginger bearded bald man out there who’s doing a bad job of stalking Ray. In his brand-new show Doppelginger, Ray is going to use the latest in genetic research (the internet) to try and put an end to this once and for all.  He’s on a quest to find the person who looks most like him.

Doppelginger is a funny heartwarming comedy show about a silly search for a man with an orange beard who’s follicly challenged.  If you have a bald, ginger bearded friend in their 30s (true at time of writing), then bring them along.  You never know – they could be The One.

Ray’s last show Deaf Com One was a huge success and sold out theatres across the world. The show was all about growing up with deaf parents and as a result every show of Doppelginger will have a BSL interpreter. Ray has previously supported John Bishop on his UK arena tour after John described him as one of the best comedians in the country.

'Bradshaw is raucously funny… captivating, funny and sharply executed' ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com

'funny and fascinating… one in six of us will lose our sense of hearing. Deaf Comedy Fam proves it doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of humour' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'This years most groundbreaking show' ★★★★ Short.com

'I grinned from ear to ear for the entire hour' ★★★★ Voice Magazine

'Has a clear comedy gift' ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

Studio
£16.50

Ray's website
@comedyray
@nordenfarm

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Perpetuo - Piano Quartet

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Perpetuo is an ensemble of four exceptional and engaging musicians:

Fenella Humphreys – violin
Gary Pomeroy – viola
Cara Berridge – cello
Emma Abbate – piano

Their programme includes two of the masterpieces for this combination of instruments:

Schumann – Piano Quartet
Farure – Piano Quartet no 1

There are also three dances for string trio written by Adrian Sutton whose music for War Horse received international acclaim.

£20/£15 MMS members
(under-18s £5, or up to two FREE with an adult)

Maidenhead Music Society website

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May Contain Food May Contain You

Award-winning company Protein transform the Studio into a restaurant in this playful immersive performance about our relationship with food.

Expect a highly entertaining evening with friends and family.

You are invited to bring a dish to share whilst you sit at decorated tables to watch, savour and digest a playful mix of dance, theatre and song that unfolds around you.

Your charming, multi-talented hosts will win your affections with dance and humorous monologues. With interludes including baking a cake and trying your luck in a raffle, this sumptuous gathering promises to make you smile and enjoy the curious relationship we all have with food.

Luca Silvestrini’s Protein is an award-winning company based at Woolwich Works in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. In 2022 the company was presented with the Civic Award for Arts and Entertainment. Protein creates dance theatre opportunities with and for you. We take our work to a variety of places including theatres, high streets, care homes and schools across the UK and the rest of the world.

'Lip-smacking fusion of song, dance, mime and sweet aperitif tomatoes' ★★★★ The Guardian

'It brings a whole new meaning to the term: supper theatre’…a yummy night out!' ★★★★ The Stage

'An absorbing smorgasbord of food-related ideas and issues, containing humour, pathos and sensuality' ★★★★ Dance Tabs

Suitable for ages 12+ years.

Trigger warning: This show contains minor references to eating disorders, force feeding and explores themes related to eating (not explicit)

Studio
£16

May Contain Food May Contain YouDoes contain food!

This event includes food brought in by other members of the audience and shared amongst you. We are sure all the food will be delicious but if you have any food allergies or intolerances please only consume food you have brought in yourself.

By purchasing a ticket for this performance, you acknowledge that Norden Farm is not responsible for food consumed at this event.

Protein Dance's website
@proteindance
@nordenfarm

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Macrame

Enjoy a fun and relaxing afternoon learning the craft of macrame.

Join our informal workshop, learn the basics of macrame and make a beautiful piece to take home.

David from But One String will guide you through various knots and techniques. 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 11 Jan, 8 Feb, 28 Mar, 11 Apr
11am – 3pm
£45 per workshop

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The Magic of Terry Pratchett

Join author and comedian Marc Burrows on a journey through the life and work of Sir Terry Pratchett.

Based on his Locus award winning biography and officially endorsed by the author’s estate. Explore Pratchett's life, influences, impact, wit and wisdom, from his days as a school librarian to his time as a trainee journalist to his untimely death from Alzheimer's in 2015. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Discworld and discover the joy, anger, and delicious cock ‘n’ bull stories of one of the greatest storytellers of all time.

Warning: includes bad puns and unnecessary footnotes.

Studio
£15

Marc Burrows website
@20thcenturymarc
@nordenfarm

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Explore: Sensory Play (Preschool)

Led by Kayleigh Robinson

A sensory play session which includes inflatables, lights, colour and movement to sooth and stimulate little minds and bodies.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

30 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Circus Skills (Families)

Led by And Circus

Come and explore the magical world of circus. Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling. Led by And Circus. (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years). Please wear flat shoes or trainers.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Street Dance (5-7 yrs)

Led by Street Dance Energy

A joy-filled, high energy Street Dance session which will leave you buzzing!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink

• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Drama - Bringing Stories to Life (5-7 yrs)

Led by Nisha Anil

An active drama session where your favourite stories come to life in dramatic new ways!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Make & Decorate Chocolate Eggs & Lollies (8-10 yrs)

Led by Rosie’s Chocolate Factory

Create your own chocolate eggs and lollies to give away (or eat!)

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Art - Sculpture (11+ yrs)

Led by Lucy Carpenter

Create fantastic upcycled animal sculptures using books and a whole load of imagination!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Magic (11+ yrs) - Become the Magician's Apprentice

Led by Roly Richardson

Join the magician for a sneak peek into the art of magic and conjuring.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Art - Make & Bind a Beautiful, Personal Book (Families)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Join Amanda Schenk to create and decorate your own beautiful books.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Art - (Families) Ceramic Animal Coil Pots

Led by Maria Chernyak-Belenky.

Maria will guide you to create a whimsical animal cup using coil and pinch techniques. Please note that these will be fired and returned to Norden Farm and must be collected after 19 April.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

  •  29 Mar SOLD OUT
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Explore: Music & Movement (Pre School)

Led by 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!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

10am (45 minute session)


£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Circus Skills (Age 5-7)

Led by And Circus

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Make and Decorate Chocolate Lollipops  (Families)

Led by Rosie’s Chocolate Factory

Create and decorate chocolate eggs and lollipops with icings and sweets – create your own delicious treats to keep or share!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Street Dance (Families)

Led by Street Dance Energy

A joy-filled, high energy Street Dance session which will leave you buzzing!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

  •  29 Mar SOLD OUT
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Explore: Drama - Bringing Stories to Life (8-10 yrs)

Led by Nisha Anil

An active drama session where your favourite stories come to life in dramatic new ways!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Magic (8-10 yrs) - Become the Magician's Apprentice

Led by Roly Richardson

Join the magician for a sneak peek into the art of magic and conjuring.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Art - Make & Bind a Beautiful, Personal Book (11+ yrs)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Join Amanda Schenk to create and decorate your own beautiful books.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Art - Sculpture (5-7 yrs)

Led by Lucy Carpenter

Create fantastic upcycled animal sculptures using books and a whole load of imagination!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Art - (11+) Ceramic Animal Coil Pots

Led by Maria Chernyak-Belenky.

Maria will guide you to create a whimsical animal cup using coil and pinch techniques. Please note that these will be fired and returned to Norden Farm and must be collected after 19 April.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Make and Decorate Chocolate Lollipops (5-7 years)

Mould, decorate and package your very own chocolate lollipop to take home!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

Long Barn II
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door

Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.

Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending

We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop

Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets

We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops

The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!

Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Have fun!

If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Circus Skills (Age 8-10)

Led by And Circus

Come and explore the magical world of circus. Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling. Led by And Circus. (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years). Please wear flat shoes or trainers.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Ukulele (Families)

Led by Wayne Jones

A brilliant introduction to the ukulele, with games and tips to get you started. You will be amazed by what you can achieve! Join in this friendly session and learn a tune to play as a group. Ukuleles provided.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Djembe Drumming (8-10 yrs)

Led by Mandinka Roots

Mandinka’s skilled percussionist brings an authentic djembe drum for every member of the group. You’ll build on basic sequences and traditional songs in a huge drum circle!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Drama (11+ yrs) - Lights Camera Actions! Intro to TV & Film Making

Led by Nisha Anil

Learn the basics of acting, camera operating and directing through games, tasks and film-making exercises.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Art - Sculpture (Families)

Led by Lucy Carpenter

Create fantastic upcycled animal sculptures using books and a whole load of imagination!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Art - (5-7yrs) Ceramic Animal Coil Pots

Led by Maria Chernyak-Belenky.

Maria will guide you to create a whimsical animal cup using coil and pinch techniques. Please note that these will be fired and returned to Norden Farm and must be collected after 19 April.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Circus Skills (Families)

Led by And Circus

Come and explore the magical world of circus. Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling. Led by And Circus. (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years). Please wear flat shoes or trainers.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Ukulele (Age 8-10)

Led by Wayne Jones

A brilliant introduction to the ukulele, with games and tips to get you started. You will be amazed by what you can achieve! Join in this friendly session and learn a tune to play as a group. Ukuleles provided.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: DJ Skills (Families)

Led by DJ Tons of Sound 

This packed session gives you the chance to experiment with software, switching, mixing, beat counting, effects and different genres. DJ Tons of Sound will get you dancing and leave you buzzing!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)
Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Djembe Drumming (5-7 yrs)

Led by Mandinka Roots

Mandinka’s skilled percussionist brings an authentic djembe drum for every member of the group. You’ll build on basic sequences and traditional songs in a huge drum circle!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Drama - Special Effects Makeup (11+ yrs)

Led by Kate Griffiths

Learn how to create realistic wounds, bruises and injuries using materials from around the house.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Make & Decorate Chocolate Eggs & Lollies (11+ yrs)

Led by Rosie’s Chocolate Factory

Create your own chocolate eggs and lollies to give away (or eat!)

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Art - Make & Bind a Beautiful, Personal Book (8-10 yrs)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Join Amanda Schenk to create and decorate your own beautiful books.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

SOLD OUT
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Explore: Art - Silkscreen Tote Bags (Families)

Led by Berkshire Printmakers

Design and print your own tote bag. Make paper stencils, choose from our large library of plain and patterned screens, get to grips with a squeegee and print your own Bag for Life to take home.

We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

  •  29 Mar SOLD OUT
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Explore: Circus Skills (Age 11+)

Led by And Circus

Come and explore the magical world of circus. Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling. Led by And Circus. (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years). Please wear flat shoes or trainers.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Make and Decorate Chocolate Lollipops  (Families)

Led by Rosie’s Chocolate Factory

Create and decorate chocolate eggs and lollipops with icings and sweets – create your own delicious treats to keep or share!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!
• New this year! Children's packed lunches can be purchased at the time of your booking and will be waiting for you at the bar when you arrive.
The packed lunch costs £5 and includes: a wrap (tuna mayo wrap, ham wrap, vegan cheese wrap or cheese wrap), carrot and cucumber sticks, yoghurt, pom bears and carton of apple juice. Order online when booking your Explore day tickets and collect from the bar when you arrive.

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

  •  29 Mar SOLD OUT
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Explore: DJ Skills (Age 8-10)

Led by DJ Tons of Sound 

This packed session gives you the chance to experiment with software, switching, mixing, beat counting, effects and different genres. DJ Tons of Sound will get you dancing and leave you buzzing!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Ukulele (5-7 years)

An introduction to the ukulele for everyone (even beginners!) Play fun and quirky covers and take part in a big uke jam.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Djembe Drumming (Families)

Led by Mandinka Roots

Mandinka’s skilled percussionist brings an authentic djembe drum for every member of the group. You’ll build on basic sequences and traditional songs in a huge drum circle!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Art - Make & Bind a Beautiful, Personal Book (5-7 yrs)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Join Amanda Schenk to create and decorate your own beautiful books.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Art - Silkscreen Tote Bags (11+ yrs)

Led by Berkshire Printmakers

Design and print your own tote bag. Make paper stencils, choose from our large library of plain and patterned screens, get to grips with a squeegee and print your own Bag for Life to take home.

We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Explore: Drama - Special Effects Makeup (8-10 yrs)

Led by Kate Griffiths

Learn how to create realistic wounds, bruises and injuries using materials from around the house.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2024. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

60 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am and serves food from 9am – 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast?
• Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained! Children’s Grab Bags:
• Pre-order a children’s packed lunch when you buy your Explore! Day tickets, these will be ready for you to collect throughout the day from the Café Bar.

Packed lunch costs £6 and includes:
•Tortilla wrap with a choice of: Tuna Mayo, Ham, Cheese, Vegan cheese
•Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Yoghurt, 150ml Fruit Juice, Pom Bears

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 29 March).

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Wicked Little Letters

Dir: Thea Sharrock 2023 | 100 mins

A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a dark and absurd scandal in this riotous mystery comedy.

Based on a stranger than fiction true story, the film follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley).

When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foulmouthed Rose is charged with the crime. The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town's women - led by Police Officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan) - begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss, and Rose may not be the culprit after all.

Starring Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Timothy Spall, Malachi Kirby, Eileen Atkins, Anjana Vasan.

£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 Wed 27 Mar 2pm 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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National Theatre Live: Dear England

Run time tbc

A new play by James Graham, directed by Rupert Goold.

Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s (Sherwood) gripping examination of nation and game.

The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game?

With the worst track record for penalties in the world, Gareth Southgate knows he needs to open his mind and face up to the years of hurt, to take team and country back to the promised land.

Filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, Rupert Goold (Judy) directs this spectacular
new play.

Please note: This production contains flashing lights, loud noises and some offensive language.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Tango Calor

A collective of wonderful musicians who share a love for Argentine tango.

Tango Calor was set up by bandoneon player Mirek Salmon (BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Welsh National Opera, RSC) in 2016.

For this concert Mirek will be joined by guitar virtuoso Daryl Kellie described by D’Addario Strings as ‘Truly stunning’ and sensational vocalist Indira Roman.

Together they will take you on a journey from the classic tango of 1930s Buenos Aires to the beloved music of Astor Piazzolla and may even include some surprise versions of more contemporary hits. Expect romance, passion and fireworks.

'A great punching combo that combines tradition with Nuevo flavours. One of the best tango trios you will hear in the UK without a doubt' Eduardo Bozzo, Tango Alchemy

​'As professional teachers and hosts, if you want dancers to be out of their seats and enjoy great music, Tango Calor really does that' Joanna & James Whitehead, Viva la dance

Studio
£16 | £14 conc

Tango Calor's website
@tangocalor1
@nordenfarm

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Rubbish Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Presented by The Rubbish Shakespeare Company.

Enemies. Balconies. Kissing... sausage rolls!?

Three idiots perform Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, using only a box of tatty wigs, a worn floral dress, and a burst airbed they found by the bins.

Described as ‘like Horrible Histories but funnier’ Primary Times, the beloved Rubbish Shakespeare Company returns with an anarchic and joyous family friendly treat.

Featuring clowning, slapstick and knowingly mischievous storytelling, this ‘side-splittingly funny’ The List production is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare - or even theatre itself!

‘A genius way to bring the Bard to fresh audiences’ ★★★★★ West End Best Friend

‘Anything but rubbish! This is stripped back theatre at its very finest' ★★★★★ At The Theatre

‘It’s pure rubbish… and you’ll love every minute’ ★★★★★ Wee Review

‘A high class piece of entertainment, whatever your age’ Fringe Review

Age guidance: suitable for all ages.

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

The Rubbish Shakespeare Company website
@RubbishShakes
@nordenfarm

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Royal Opera House Live: Madama Butterfly

Running time 195 minutes (including one interval) | Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Puccini’s devastating tragedy about a young geisha who falls in love with an American naval officer.

When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion – with tragic consequences.

With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.

Asmik Grigorian and Hrachuhí Bassénz share the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Hermit

Presented by House Theatre.

I can see a box, no wait, Is it a house?

There’s a noise coming from inside. Could there be something inside?

Suddenly a flap opens. Is that a man living in a box?

Hermit is a silly, funny and intriguing show about a quiet, tall man living in a teeny tiny house.

The owner feels happy and proud of his little home and loves to hide away from the world there but can we win his trust so he will invite us inside?

Age guidance: 2 - 6 years.

Relaxed Performance
The performance at 11.30am is Relaxed. Ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

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

House Theatre website
@housetheatre
@nordenfarm

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Arts and Crafts Session

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

Join Aysha Khan for spring time craft sessions:

Thur 15 Feb Willow sun catchers

Fri 16 Feb Polish paper folk collage

Sat 17 Feb Hanging paper ball lanterns

Thurs 15 Feb - Sat 17 Feb

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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Buenos Klezmer

Buenos Klezmer perform uplifting and heart-warming authentic Jewish folk music of the Eastern European shtetl and Sephardic world.

Vocalist Maya Levy weaves a fascinating tale of these long ago worlds while clarinettist Livia Frankish wails, guitarist Eyal Pik serenades and cellist Mayda Narvey straddles the support of stand up bass and the interweaving melodies. With consistently sold-out performances, this is a foot-stomping, heart-warming band.

'Great gig - brilliant music especially Buenos Klezmer'
'A truly magical evening'
Audience reviews from Tsitsit Fringe Festival at Toulouse Lautrec, London

Buenos Klezmer debuted in 2019 at The Jazz Room, London. The quartet met while playing for Shabbat Shira (a participatory musical Friday night song service to mark the start of the Jewish Sabbath at West London Synagogue). Being all of Jewish background, both Sephardi and Ashkenazi, they decided to form an ensemble to play specifically secular Jewish songs and Klezmer instrumental music. They play Yiddish & Ladino songs and Klezmer, spanning the breadth of Jewish secular music and have performed to sell out audiences at venues including several returns to The Jazz Room, JW3, Green Note Camden and OSO Barnes.

Maya Levy - Soprano
Maya Levy was born in New York City. She is a professional singer, songwriter, actor and theatre deviser/ writer, with a Bachelor of Music from the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio, (in piano and voice), a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre from Oberlin College as well as an MA from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in Acting and Devised Theatre.

In addition to her work as a Cantorial Soloist at West London Synagogue, her focus of the last 15 years has been on composing pieces of music theatre, song writing and working as a professional performer. Some musical plays include The Adventures of Nellie Bly, about the 19th century reporter and daredevil Nellie Bly (funded by Arts Council England), and The Damsels Most Daring Present The Bravery of Miss Anne and Other Tales of Splendorous Adventures, a piece of comedic, musical, storytelling theatre. Other work ranges from recording NPC voices for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (video game) at Pinewood Studios to performing as a guest soloist with The London International Orchestra. Maya’s grandparents were Sephardi Jews from Bulgaria who spoke Ladino (Judeo Espagnol) at home. She grew up around Yiddish speakers in New York City and loves the traditions of both the Sephardi and Ashkenazi world.

Mayda Narvey - Cello
After some years performing and touring with the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, Mayda Narvey relocated to the UK where she established Ismena Collective, a group of musicians and wordsmiths who create performances that integrate words with music. She has composed and arranged for Ismena and performed with them in venues across London and beyond, including King’s Place, St. Martin in the Fields, The Forge Camden, and many others. Over the years she has enjoyed playing her cello in many contexts including solo and chamber recitals, spoken word events, cabarets in the West End of London, and of course, as the string member of Buenos Klezmer. The daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants to Canada, Mayda grew up in a Yiddish-speaking home.

'What a breath of artistic fresh air! I was completely bowled over by the standard of musicianship, the elegance of the programming and the relaxed joyously friendly atmosphere.' Audience reviews, Ismena Collective

Eyal Pik -Guitar
A multi-talented guitarist and singer-songwriter with an MA in commercial music production, Eyal was trained by and has worked with top artists and producers such as Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush), Sister Bliss (Faithless), Aviv Geffen (Blackfield), ELK (Rita, Mosaic Project) and many more. Being an active professional musician since the age of 14, he has played countless recording sessions, radio and television shows in many countries as well as numerous shows in top venues including the Royal Albert Hall
(playing for members of the Royal family) and City Hall (for the Mayor of London), Camden Assembly, and Tel Aviv’s famous Barby Club. Originally from Tel Aviv (8th generation born in Israel), Eyal comes from an Ashkenazi-Jewish family with origins in Poland, Austria and Jerusalem, growing up surrounded by Jewish tradition, hearing songs and stories in Yiddish, Polish, German and Hebrew.

Livia Frankish - Clarinet
Livia Frankish gained her Bachelor’s Degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the tutelage of Michael White. Having performed with a number of orchestras and chamber groups, she found her love of Klezmer whilst studying and discovering her identity, spirituality and connection with Judaism. She was fortunate enough to study with Merlin Shepherd, one of the world's leading exponents of traditional klezmer clarinet style and has performed with internationally celebrated cantor, Shulem Lemmer. As well as performing with Buenos Klezmer and other chamber groups, Livia teaches class music in a busy East London secondary school.

Studio
£16

Buenos Klezmer website
@nordenfarm

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Clive Anderson's My Seven Wonders

Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions.

The host of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Talks Back, and Loose Ends takes to the road as the live version of his hit podcast takes to the road for the first time!

Join the legendary comedian and chat show host he invites different guests daily to choose their own personal wonders of the world. Previous guests have included Stephen Fry, Dara O Briain, David Baddiel, Eddie Izzard, John Bishop, Shappi khorsandi, Greg Proops, Omid Djalili, Reuben Kaye among many others.

‘A complete delight’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

‘Assured and entertaining’ ★★★★ The Times

‘It’s a pleasure to be in an audience as relaxed and entertained as this.. a perfectly judged show’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Pottery: Slab Building

Led by Helen D Evans

This is part of a series of Courses and workshops led by Helen d Evans

The 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 the Slab Building technique.

The intention is to try a different technique each week for the first three weeks.
The fourth week - time for experimentation.
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.
I will notify you regarding the collection of your work which usually takes between 4-6 weeks.

Fri 5 Apr - Fri 3 May (5 weeks)
11am - 1pm (11am - 2pm on Fri 3 May)

£120 for a 5 week course

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Fire and Rain & American Pie

Produced and Hosted by Singer-guitarist Paul Wheeler (TV Director, 'Live at the Apollo') with Sophie Langham (West-End actress-singer and formerly Eastenders).

A heart-warming, musical homage to the great American singer-songwriters of the late 60’s and early 70’s.

Featuring beautiful timeless songs from James Taylor, Carole King, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Don Mclean, Bread, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, America, The Byrds, Mamas and Papas and Carly Simon.

An excellent 5-piece band will bring you classic songs from this golden era including You’ve got a Friend, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, American Pie, Fire and Rain, ‘Big Yellow Taxi, River, Starry Starry Night, Horse with no Name, Mrs Robinson, Make it with you, Feelin’ Groovy, California Dreaming, You’re So Vain, Woodstock and many more !

The show has a relaxed acoustic style, matching the spirit of this era, when many of these artists were neighbours in the Laurel Canyon suburb of L.A.

With an intimate nostalgic narrative including images from that time, the show is sometimes poignant, sometimes amusing, always delightful.

Studio
£16

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Henning Wehn - Das Neuen Materialen Nachten (work in progress show)

Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best.

Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best.

Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas for his upcoming tour Acid Wehn. Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-

Henning's most recent television and radio appearances include BBC1's 'Have I Got News For You' and 'Would I Lie To You', BBC2's 'Live At The Apollo', Comedy Central's 'Guessable', BBC1's 'Question Time', Channel 4's '8 Out Of Cats Does Countdown', BBC Radio 5 Live's 'Fighting Talk' and BBC Radio 4's 'The Unbelievable Truth'

'Wunderbar' The Times

'Cor blimey' The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£18.50

Henning's website
@henningwehn
@nordenfarm

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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

Spring
Sat 17 Feb and Sat 6 Apr

11am – 4pm
£34

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Art Daze

Led by Lucy Wright.

Join Lucy Wright for a creative adventure over four days. Working towards a final exhibition where the artwork will come to life, Lucy and her team will be exploring the wonderful world of illustration.

Including tickets to Nick Sharratt’s Drawalong to get truly inspired!

For ages 8 - 14 years.

Tues 9 Apr – Fri 12 Apr 11am – 4pm
£160 (£145 Advantage Card holder)

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Nick Sharratt's Drawalong

Join much-loved children's writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt in a family-friendly, fun-filled drawalong for all ages.

He’ll be taking a look at some of his favourite books, showing you how to create characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways to invent your own crazy creatures and giving loads of top tips as you draw along with him.

Nick has illustrated close to 300 books including the much-loved ‘You Choose’, ‘Shark in the Park’ and ‘Pants’ series.

He’s worked with authors including Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Kes Gray, and he’s also illustrated lots of Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s phenomenally popular children’s novels. Nick’s been awarded a gold Blue Peter badge too!

Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in.

Run Time
This drawalong is 75minutes long, there is no interval.

Age guidance: 4+ years.

There will be signed books for sale at the venue.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Nick Sharratt's website
@nordenfarm

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Royal Opera House Live: Macmillan Celebrated

Running time 195 minutes (including two intervals)

The Royal Ballet celebrates the breadth of Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s one-act ballets, Danses Concertantes, Different Drummer and Requiem.

Danses Concertantes, commissioned by Ninette de Valois in 1955, was MacMillan’s first major work. An early sign of the incredible artistic output that would follow, the work’s critical success spurred MacMillan to abandon performing in favour of choreography. It is followed byDifferent Drummer, MacMillan’s complex and haunting balletic interpretation ofWoyzeck, Georg Büchner's play about a soldier’s descent into madness. The mixed programme concludes withRequiem, his 1976 work for Stuttgart Ballet, created in memory of its late artistic director, MacMillan’s friend and former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer John Cranko.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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In the Dead of the Night

Presented by Faceplant Theatre.

Will Lily conquer her fears? Will she conquer her fright? Will she conquer the ghouls in the dead of the night?

In the Dead of the Night brings to life a little girl's imagination as she conjures fantastical monsters whilst hearing strange sounds in the middle of the night. Once she decides that she must overcome her fears, she sets out to tackle this mysterious noisy creature head on. She discovers it has been her scared young brother making the noises, whom she comforts as they fall asleep together. It's a tale about being brave and choosing to face your fears, and eventually about being a loving sibling, two messages that audiences can relate to.

Arthur McBain's witty, spooky, and heartfelt debut children's book has sold both internationally in Australia, Korea and Turkey, and in the UK as one of Waterstones core children's book range. Faceplant Theatre are incredibly excited to be adapting McBain's story for its first ever outing as a theatrical production.

Age guidance: Suitable for Ages 3+

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

Faceplant Theatre's website
@hellofaceplant
@nordenfarm

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Spiers & Boden

They take to the road again in 2024 for select dates making up their only tour this year.

Spiers & Boden first rocketed onto the music scene in 2001 quickly winning a clutch of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. They went on to form and front the extraordinarily successful folk big band Bellowhead, which sold out The Royal Albert Hall several times.

They provides the theme tune for Radio 4’s The Archers and were recently heard on the soundtrack of BBC 1’s ‘Beyond Paradise’.

Described by The Guardian as ‘the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene’.

The much-loved duo reformed in 2021 after a seven-year hiatus, arriving with a brand new album ‘Fallow Ground’ which went on to reach number 3 in September ‘21’s Official Folk Albums Chart and was a Mojo magazine top 10 folk album of 2021.

‘It’s all exquisitely played – the pair are still the dons.’ The Observer

Courtyard Theatre
£21

Spiers & Boden's website
@spiersandboden
@nordenfarm

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Olaf Falafel's Super Stupid Show

Join comedian and children's author Olaf Falafel for an hour of kid's comedy which is now 20% more stupider than ever before.

There will be truth-telling cheese, fishing, ducks, bumbags, sausages and maybe some drawing. Family- friendly frivolity that will leave you feeling a lot less intelligent than when you walked in, from one of the masters of the (stupid) art. Be there or be a dodecahedron. Time Out Top 10 Kids' Shows 2022; Nominated Best Family Show, Leicester Comedy Festival 2023. Direct from Edinburgh Fringe.

A sprawling bungalow of blissful belly laughs' ★★★★★ Get Your Coats On

'An absolute treat, as enjoyable for the adults as it is for the children' ★★★★ Broadway World

'This show is disruptive, daft and downright brilliant. Take your kids. Twice' ★★★★ Everything Theatre

'Utterly delighting the children with perfectly pitched humour' ★★★★ Theatre Weekly

'All kinds of weird and wonderful and we are 100% here for it' ★★★★ Edinburgh Festival For Kids

Age guidance: suitable for all ages.

Relaxed Performance
The performance at 2pm is Relaxed. Ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

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

Olaf's website
@OFalafel
@nordenfarm

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Legends of Motown

Legends of Motown is a high energy tribute show jam packed with all of Motown's biggest hits.

With stunning vocals and amazing live band Legends of Motown celebrates the music of the iconic and timeless Motown era. Undoubtedly the golden era of music, the show pays tribute to the legendary artists that appeared on the Motown label at that time.

Get ready to be wowed with a song list that won’t fail to have you up and out of your seats and dancing in the aisles. Make it a night to remember with the music authentic to the Motown label from artists such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Jackie Wilson and many more!

Courtyard Theatre
£22

Legends of Motown Website
@nordenfarm

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The Natural History of Ernst

Led by Jo Hall

Max Ernst is best known for his surreal paintings but he also produced a fantastical series of frottages published as his “Histoire Naturelle”, where rubbings from different surfaces were combined to depict beasts, trees, eyes and even a person. These frottages were made by placing paper over the surface and taking an impression by rubbing with a pencil or graphite stick. During the workshop we will make make imagined scenes or animals etc. by rubbing a variety of surfaces. Suitable paper for frottage will be available at cost as well as a variety of surfaces for use on the day but feel free to bring your own selection. Reference supplied or bring your own. Please bring your own pencils and equipment as detailed below plus your imagination.

Please Bring any surfaces you would like to frottage (e.g. lace, doyley, Meccano plate, corrugated cardboard, leaf, coarse sand paper, netting). Graphite pencils HB or B, and if you have one and want to work large a graphite block would be useful.

Strong but thinnish paper; Daler Rowney Marker Paper 70gsm A3 which works well and will be supplied at cost. Light-weight cartridge papers are suitable and copier paper is OK for first experiments.
Drawing board.

Sat 13 Apr
11am - 4pm

£42

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Moscow Drug Club

Transcendent troubadours of Gypsy Latin and Swing.

Moscow Drug Club is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930's Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango and Gypsy Campfire meet...

The five piece band combine their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leornard Cohen, Tom Waits and Eartha Kitt.

Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating and intimate musical experience.

They have played festivals including WOMAD, International Gypsy Guitar Festival, Trowbridge Pump Festival, Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, Purbeck Folk Festival, Marlborough Jazz Festival, Birmingham Jazz Festival and Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival. Venues include National Theatre London, Le Quecumbar London, Sundial Theatre, and Beehive Theatre.

Studio
£16

Moscow Drug Club's website
@nordenfarm

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Looking For Me Friend: The Music of Victoria Wood

'The most feel-good show in town' ★★★★ (The Daily Mail) has spread nostalgia and laughter throughout the UK and has the seal of approval from Victoria’s very own school chums and colleagues.

Featuring the star of BBC1’s All Together Now, Paulus The Cabaret Geek 'King of Cabaret' (The Stage) with Michael Roulston (Fascinating Aïda) on piano, it is an evening of pure joy filled with Victoria’s best-loved songs, including the iconic Ballad of Barry and Freda (Let’s Do It) and the classic It Would Never Have Worked.

This show is for fans of Victoria and for those yet to discover her, to come together and relish her breathtaking wizardry with words.

In telling Victoria’s story, Paulus unfolds his own. A relatable story of a 1970s childhood and what it really means to find your tribe.

So, pair your stilettos with an oven glove, zip up your cocktail slacks and get booking!

'Vic would have loved this' Sue Devaney, dinnerladies

'We loved it!' Fascinating Aïda

'Poignancy and heart' ★★★★ The Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£18

The Cabaret Geek's website
@thecabaretgeek
@nordenfarm

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Silver Earring Workshop

Led by Fiona Dowling

At this workshop you will learn how to saw, solder, file, hammer, hand-stamp and finish your own sterling silver jewellery.

Everyone will leave with one pair of hoops or dangly earrings and a pair of studs. No previous experience is necessary. You will be shown options of designs and then helped to tweak them to suit your own personal style.

About Jewellery Moves:
Taught by Fiona Dowling, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, Jewellery Moves workshops aim to teach traditional craftsmanship, jewellery skills and techniques in small groups with a relaxed atmosphere.

The approximate cost of these materials is £40/£50 and payable to the tutor on the day (card or cash).

Thur 18 Apr
11am - 4pm

£80 (plus materials cost to tutor - details above)

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Superstar Wrestling

The Superstars Wrestling Tour is back flipping its way into town.

It promises to be an evening of non-stop action when all of your favourite heroes and villains of Superstar Wrestling! It’s every man for himself. Friend against friend and foe against foe. Anything goes as the wrestlers battle for supremacy. One thing is for sure, it will be sensational!

Suitable for the entire family, book in advance for guaranteed tickets!

Age guidance: suitable for all ages.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Global Majority

A New Play From Chris Fung.

An exciting opportunity to join us for a sharing of this new work at the developmental stage.

Brian undergoes the most rigorous job interview of his life to join a cabalistic elite, a family who have a direct hand in controlling world affairs.

Part House of Cards, part Black Mirror, part Oprah Winfrey. This imaginative thriller explores how humanity can be crowded out at the very highest stakes in political negotiation. What does one life matter in the balance of millions?

Fresh from the run of his celebrated writing debut, The Society for New Cuisine, emerging Asian and migrant writer Chris Fung continues to challenge societal norms, and the philosophical underpinnings of class and racial inequality in his highly anticipated second play Global Majority.

‘Clever, dark and fascinating… this play will leave you questioning where you have been’ ★★★★★Theatre and Arts Review

‘Chris Fung’s masterful debut marks him out as one to watch. Dark, sharp and delicious. There is now absolutely an appetite for whatever he serves up next’ The Scotsman

‘Ambitious. Very, very impressive. This play’s many invoked images, and its haunting ending, continue to linger. Highly recommended’ Fringe Review

Studio
£9

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Steve Waterman's Latin Quartet

Presented by Norden Farm Jazz Club.

Steve Waterman (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Alex Hutton (piano)
Rob Statham (bass)
Marc Cecil (drums, percussion)

Salsa, Samba and Tango rhythms have always been a source of inspiration for Jazz musicians. Steve Watermans’ passion and knowledge of these art forms will take us on a journey through Latin America. An evening of rhythm and colour!

The concert will feature music from Cuba, Brazil and Argentina with pieces from composers Paquito D'Rivera, Astor Piazzolla, Antônio Carlos Jobin as well as Latin influenced pieces by jazz composers Horace Silver and Steve Swallow and many others.

Steve Waterman is one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene.

He is a professor of Jazz Trumpet at Trinity College of Music in London and visiting Jazz Trumpet specialist at The Royal Northern College Of Music and The Welsh College Of Music And Drama. He has conducted numerous Trumpet master classes and workshops ranging in size from small groups to big bands throughout the UK and in Spain, Finland, Latvia, South Africa, and Cuba.

Studio
£16

Steve's website
@nordenfarm

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Illuminated Letters

Led by Berkshire Printmakers

Join Berkshire Printmakers for this beginner's screen printing workshop inspired by illuminated letters and fairground fonts. You will make paper stencil, colour mix translucent colours, and learn how to silkscreen guided by the two experts tutors. By the end of the workshop you will have a print you are proud to put on your wall.

Sat 27 Jan
11am - 3pm

£50

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

Martin Turner and his band return to the stage to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wishbone Ash’s seminal double live album Live Dates.

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve
Upton. They were intent on creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody. Martin Turner envisaged the band’s innovative harmony-guitar hallmark. Guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell were recruited via a now legendary Melody Maker advert.

Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity that would produce some of rock music's best loved works. Their name is synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Martin Turner continues to delight audiences with performances of the band’s best loved works. His current line up features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Sonny Flint.

They capture the original Wishbone Ash line-up at its very best during the peak of its commercial success. Expect epic tracks such as The King Will Come, Warrior, Throw Down the Sword and Phoenix.

Courtyard Theatre
£22

Martin's website
@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

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The Vinyl Frontier - Battle of the Bedroom

Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.

Battle of the Bedroom: don't get too excited! This is the Vinyl Frontier version of the marital gameshow where couples (in our version you don't have to be married!) play a record they love that that they know their partner hates.

The audience decides which is better. We start, and hope to finish, with six couples!

Other Vinyl Frontier Events This Season

Solo Beatles
Secret Vinyl Singalong

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Song, Dance and Theatre with Lawrence Power (viola) and Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

A fantastic opportunity to see international super-star viola player, Lawrence Power with renowned pianist, Simon Crawford-Phillips in what will be a truly memorable concert.

Shostakovich – Five Preludes
Falla – Seven Popular Spanish Folk Songs
Turnage – Powerplay
Berlioz arr. Power – Death of Ophelia
Prokofiev arr Borisovsky – Eight Pieces from Romeo and Juliet

‘Power is something more; a profound musical personality, his every phrase new and noteworthy’ Sunday Times

‘Simon has profound sensitivity and technical brilliance….making for compelling listening’ The Guardian

£20/£15 MMS members
(under-18s £5, or up to two FREE with an adult)

Maidenhead Music Society website

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Jessica Fostekew: Mettle

A brand new stand-up show about passion, pace and purpose from the critically acclaimed star of BBC’s QI, Live at the Apollo and C4’s Travel Man.

Jess’ son’s joined a cult AND her cat’s learnt to talk but despite all that she’s fine, actually. In fact she’s hurtling faster and hustling harder than ever for the things that she wants and needs.

Her last show Wench played a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run and UK tour and is available now as a special. Her previous show Hench was nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and won Best Show at the Chortle Awards where Jess also won Best Act. It’s available to stream now on Amazon Prime.

Jess is a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist podcast, host and creator of her own podcast about eating, Hoovering, and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s Sturdy Girl
Club. Jess has also appeared in the award-winning sitcom Motherland and most recently hugely-acclaimed feature film Scrapper which won the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance festival.

She’s also been on all your favourite panel shows from Celebrity Pointless to House of Games.

‘A loud, lively and vital voice’ ★★★★ Evening Standard
‘She wears her smarts on her sleeve’ ★★★★ Guardian
‘She finds a new fiercely funny strain of comedy that’s her own’ ★★★★ Times

Presented by Plosive Live in association with Ebdon Management

Courtyard Theatre
£17, £15 conc

Jessica's Website
@jessicafostekew
@nordenfarm

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Daliso Chaponda - Feed This Black Man Again

Daliso did his first show Feed This Black Man 20 years ago. The jokes were mediocre, there was a rap about poverty in the middle (which was as offensive as you might imagine) and the big finale involved a sandwich on stage.

20 years later, Daliso has done the Royal Variety Performance, written and performed four series of Citizen of Nowhere on BBC Radio 4, been a Britain's Got Talent finalist, toured nationwide and abroad... all sorts of things the 22-year-old Chaponda would never have imagined possible.

So, Feed This Black Man Again is a do-over, as the now widely-loved comic revisits the themes of that ancient debut show with the considerably enhanced comic talents that two decades' experience brings you.

Along the way he'll examine the huge differences between the way you think life will be at twenty, and the reality. Probably no sandwich at the end this time.

'Full of sharp one-liners and well crafted gags...a real talent' ★★★★ Metro
'Gets laughs out of topics other comedians shun' The Guardian
'Brilliantly bold, thoroughly engaging and provocative' Wee Review

Studio
£16

Daliso's website
@dalisochaponda
@nordenfarm

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Jonny & The Baptists: The Happiness Index/Ten Thankless Years

A double bill of two shows in one night, from cult multi-award winning musical-comedians Jonny & The Baptists.

A brand new hour of songs and stories about why we are (or are not) happy; and a retrospective of our first decade making riotous, satirical (and silly) “work”.

The Happiness Index
Are you happy? We can help! Five Prime Ministers ago, David Cameron started a happiness index to measure how joyful the people of this nation are. Which is ironic, given what he then did. Anyway, we’ve picked up the baton and now are trying to find out what the hell we should do with it. A new personal and political show about our desire, and the country’s struggle, to just be happy.

Ten Thankless Years
The country's absolute best (but not most popular) musical comedians present our greatest hits, from a decade of being wildly under-appreciated. After a sell-out, five-star run at Edinburgh Fringe 2023, we’ve understandably decided to take this cash-cow on the road.

'An hour of glorious chaos. A must-see' ★★★★★ Sunday Post

'A proper belly-laugh show' ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

'Wickedly funny' ★★★★ The Times

'Excellent, irresistible and winningly random' ★★★★ The Guardian

'You'll mainly leave feeling warm and fuzzy.... note perfect' ★★★★ Metro

Suitable for ages 14+ (guidance only)

Studio
£16


Johnny & The Baptists website
@JohnnyBaptists
@nordenfarm

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Feel Me

Presented by The Paper Birds Theatre Company.

Who do you care about and why?

Feel Me is a new interactive theatre show from The Paper Birds, UK leaders in devised verbatim theatre. Feel Me asks, via your mobile phone, who and what you care about from the stories unfolding live on stage in front of you.

A stunning mixture of live performance, film, projection, dance and music, Feel Me will explore the different lenses through which we are told, and connect to stories in the modern digital world.

Worlds unfold from backpacks, and tents are constructed and dismantled again, each scene and location temporary, like a transient teenager in search of safety, acceptance and a new place to call home. An interrogation of empathy, Feel Me asks what makes us ‘feel’ for another person, as we journey through landscapes and across borders, through weather storms and paperwork, changing seasons, endless queues and interviews.

Please note: All performances have integrated captions

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Feel Me is made by The Paper Birds in Partnership with Theatre Centre. A Co-Production with New Wolsey Theatre. Supported by Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja and The Point, Eastleigh. Funded by British Council International Collaboration & Arts Council England

The Paper Birds website
@ThePaperBirds
@nordenfarm

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Pottery: Hanging Planter

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 an orb shape, which will be the basis for your hanging planter.

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 11-4pm. A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the workshop.

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

Sat 27 Apr
11am - 4pm
£70

Other pottery courses led by Helen include:

An Introduction to Pottery

Pottery: Bird House

Pottery: Pinch Pots and Coiling

Pottery: Egg Cups and Saucers

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St John's Chamber Orchestra

The Beethoven symphony cycle (21-25) continues with the titanic and stormy Fifth symphony.

Jianing Kong (piano)
Shree Rao (violin)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4
Romance No.1 in F Symphony No.5

Jianing Kong, prizewinner at the Sydney International Piano Competition has previously played Mozart and Brahms concertos at Norden Farm.

He returns with his effortlessly refined and elegant playing to the most radiant of Beethoven’s piano concertos.

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | Under 18s free

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The Lost Trades

An exciting Folk and Roots Trio who recently released their second album Petrichor.

The Lost Trades are a vocal harmony trio with a cool Laurel Canyon vibe. Three Wiltshire based singer songwriters (Jamie R Hawkins, Phil Cooper and Tamsin Quin) were brought together by a mutual love of modern folk and roots music, and joined forces in late 2019 for a three part harmony, modern folk adventure.

With a sound that is reminiscent of the California folk scene of the late 60s/early 70s, their vocal harmonies have been described as flawless, spine tingling and magical.

After a global pandemic cut short their first tour after just a single sold out gig, the band retreated to their songwriting rooms to work on their debut album, 'The Bird, The Book & The Barrel'. The album was released in June 2021 and was well received, spending 8 months in the Official UK Folk Albums Chart.

The follow up 'Petrichor' was released in March 2023 and immediately followed suit, entering the chart at #31.

A live performance involves easy interchanging of instruments, with each of the three playing guitar, bass and percussion at different points. There's always a fun intimacy to the show, with the three engaging in comfortable repartee with each other and the audience like a group of old friends.

£15
Studio

The Lost Trades website
@thelosttrades
@nordenfarm

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Rosie Holt: That's Politainment!

The worse the political career, the more lucrative the subsequent entertainment opportunities.

Matt Hancock may have slaughtered millions but now he's making a killing. So can Rosie Holt's viral hit MP follow 'politainers' Dorries, Farage and Rees-Mogg and leap from the pages of Hansard to Heat?

Following a hugely successful Edinburgh Fringe season, Rosie takes this brand-new show on the road, to tightrope the thin line between politics and entertainment.

Rosie is an acclaimed comedian, actor and satirist. Her popular videos on social media have achieved more than 6.5 million views.

She is the host of podcast Noncensored, and has been seen / heard on Sky Max's The Russell Howard Hour, and BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, DM’s Are Open, and Ashley Blaker 6.5 Children, among many other credits.

'The Thick of It levels of writing and performance applied to a very current flavour of political bullsh*t' The Times

'Beautifully observed and performed' The Guardian

‘A pinpoint portrayal of the personae manifesting our national psyche’ ★★★★ The Observer

'A character comedy treat' ★★★★ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Magic Violin

Balkan Music from Danube Regions with Drops of Ottoman.

This performance features Eastern European and Balkan music from the Danube regions with influences of Ottoman culture. Starting at the source of the Danube in Donaueschingen, Germany, which is only 200 kilometers away from Gundula's place of origin, the musical journey of the evening will take us through Vienna and Budapest, all the way to the Black Sea in Ukraine and Romania. We will focus on pieces with hints of Ottoman influence, and the Blue Danube waltz will not be performed.

Band leader Gundula has been exploring the music of the Gypsy Romany people in Eastern European and Balkan regions for more than 20 years. During her frequent fieldwork travels, she collects pieces and delves into their musical and ethnographical backgrounds. From these traditional tunes, Gundula crafts musical arrangements that preserve the archaic elements and the ancient beauty of the traditional music.

The focus of her research for 2022/2023 has been music from the Danube regions with influences from the Ottoman era, as well as more recent Turkish influences. One can find traces of Ottoman elements in terms of modes, rhythmic and melodic structure, and ornamentation. More recent Turkish influences are also present, with Balkan Romany musicians learning from the famous Turkish Romany virtuosos who are masters of improvisation. Their distinct style of playing can be heard in both traditional music and in modern Turbofolk and Chalga music genres.

There was also the sunken island of Adah Kaleh, located near Orșova, Romania. It was almost entirely populated by Turkish people. It was submerged in 1970 when the Danube dam was built. Before that, the Turkish population had emigrated, but apart from some Baklava and rose oil, certain musical influences were left behind.

About the Magic Violin Trio
In a story told through music, The Magic Violin Trio transport the listener through countries and cultures performing Eastern European and Balkan folk and Gypsy music. Influenced by musical traditions of old, the trio of strings and singer bring a fresh and charismatic feel to their performances.

The Magic Violin Trio comprises of Gundula on lead vocals and violin, Jeremy Halliwell on guitar, and Fraser Perry on cello and backing vocals. They evolved in 2020 from the string players of Gundula’s 5-piece Balkan ensemble Tatcho Drom, when Corona restrictions meant only three players were allowed in the rehearsal space.

When arranging pieces for the trio, Gundula takes the inspiration by old Balkan music traditions and their string line-ups, comprising of instruments like the tambura, oud and balalaika. Her aim is to write fresh arrangements that preserve the reminiscent of age-old practice and its magic.

The Magic Violin Trio isn’t bound by genre; they bring their deft approach to a breadth of musical styles. Anything goes that contains magic and their repertoire consists of not only Balkan/Eastern European but also pieces from Silk Road regions and Ottoman times, Nordic folk, Klezmer and old-fashioned jazz tunes.

The Magic Violin Trio have had the pleasure of playing many different kinds of venue; from concerts at large conference centres and churches to more modest studio theatres, art cafes and dinner receptions, their unique, intimate sound is perfectly suited to any sophisticated setting. Amongst their roster of current performance projects is a collaboration with Storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton, and From Weddings and Funerals, a performance repertoire that features a roller-coaster of joy, exuberance, melancholy and transition.

Studio
£16

@nordenfarm

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Laura Smyth: Living My Best Life

BRITISH PODCAST AWARDS 2023: BEST COMEDY (NOMINEE) FOR ‘BANG ON IT’ FUNNY WOMEN AWARDS 2019: WINNER

Star of Live At The Apollo, Laura Smyth’s brand-new show explores all aspects of modern life. She has fun mugging off all the madness of parenting, childhood, school, marriage, social media, work, and chasing her dreams.

In her own inimitable style, she gets to the truth of the human experience, treading the line between bluntness and warmth throughout.

Ultimately, she is asking how ‘living your best life’ is actually achieved – heads up: it don’t involve Instagram! Fresh from tour support for Jack Whitehall and Michelle de Swarte, this is her at her uncensored and ridiculous best.

'One of the best acts I’ve seen in a long long time' Romesh Ranganathan
'A proper star in the making' Jack Whitehall
'A comic powerhouse' Mo Gilligan
'Laura is a brilliant comedian whipsmart, warm and very very funny' Roisin Conaty
'A force of nature' Chortle
'Naturally funny' Jo Brand

Studio
£15

@thatlaurasmyth
@nordenfarm

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Born To Swing

Andrew Bourn returns to Norden Farm with his brand new show ‘BORN TO SWING’.

Featuring a collection of swing standards (Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Bobby Darin) alongside some superb arrangements of popular songs from different genres.

Andrew and his band ‘Party at Frank’s’ are the masters of delivering a performance with class, charisma and fun for every generation.

With a line up including a four-piece horn section, this is a show that lovers of live music and swing will not want to miss.

"It was wonderful! There was a standing ovation which was truly deserved. If you read this Andrew, you made an old lady feel young again!" Norden Farm audience member review

A wonderful evening, thank you - HRH King Charles III

An Outstanding Performance - Simon Cowell

Andrew Bourn's website

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Pianists at Norden Farm 1: Jung Eun Séverine Kim

The first pianist in our Summer Series.

Brahms 4 Ballades, Op.10
Schubert Allegretto in C minor, D.915; 3 Pieces, D.946
Schumann Sonata No.1 in F sharp minor

The South Korean Séverine Kim was the first prizewinner of the Mottram International Piano Competition held last December in Manchester, also winning the audience prize.

We are thrilled to welcome her to Norden Farm. She has played throughout the world as a soloist and in chamber music and her programme takes us through a sequence of dramatic 19th century masterworks.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s free

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Emmanuel Sonubi – CV

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Emmanuel Sonubi presents a whistle stop tour through the jobs that have led him to become one of the hottest stand-ups on the circuit in the brand-new show, Curriculum Vitae.

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Emmanuel Sonubi presents a whistle stop tour through the jobs that have led him to become one of the hottest stand-ups on the circuit in the brand-new show, Curriculum Vitae.

Emmanuel will take the audience on a hilarious and sometimes poignant journey that explores the professions that he’s had prior to becoming a comedian, discussing how those experiences helped shape his comedic voice. From working in IT to the doors of London's nightlife whilst building up an impressive list of musical theatre credits.

As see on, QI (BBC), Alan Davies As Yet Untitled (Dave), Rhod Gilberts Growing Pains (Comedy Central), Apprentice 'You're Fired' (BBC), Pointless Celebrities (BBC) and headlining Live at the Apollo (BBC).

Emmanuel said today, "I'm thrilled to be back on tour in the UK with 'Curriculum Vitae'. Last year's tour was an amazing experience and selling out most of the shows was incredible! Writing this new show has been a lot more fun than writing an actual CV and, I get to be honest".

London based Emmanuel Sonubi's career in comedy started only a few years ago and quickly grew from strength to strength earning himself a reputation as "one to watch out for". A regular favourite on the comedy circuit, he is one of the most sought-after acts working today. Emmanuel’s credits continue to grow as does his popularity.

Full Clean Driving License
Hobbies include rugby, long walks, the gym and musical theatre.
References on request

'One of my favourite discoveries of the year, was Emmanuel Sonubi. Hilarious, warm and unique. If you don't see him now for a tenner, you won't be able to smugly tell your mates about it when they're paying £50 for a crap seat at the O2' Jason Manford

'The bloke has got funny bones' Romesh Ranganathan

'Side-splittingly funny. Roaring laughs' Independent

'Big laughs, engaging tales, you’re seduced by the easy authority of his storytelling' The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50 (conc) £14.50

@emmanuelstandup
@nordenfarm

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National Theatre Live: Nye

160 mins tbc.

A new play by Tim Price, directed by Rufus Norris

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.

Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be broadcast live from the National Theatre.

£16

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The Kast Off Kinks

Not to be missed! The Kast off Kinks include former members of the legendary band The Kinks.

This great line-up features Mick Avory (founding member of The Kinks and original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), Mark Haley (keyboardsvocals, Kinks 1989-93, also played with The Rubettes), Mike Steed (bassvocals, playing history with Love Affair, Chip Hawkes, Marmalade, The Rubettes and Mike Pender).

These high-class professionals are then fronted by the equally talented and charismatic Dave Clarke (guitar/main vocals). Dave made three albums with the Noel Redding band, two solo albums as Dave Carlsen and the Dream Machine, one with Jimmy McCulloch, and several others including Mick Avory, Dave Rowberry, Tim Rose and Keith Moon. Dave has been a member of the Kast Off Kinks since it was formed almost thirty years ago.

Expect all the hits, including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing and many more for a great night out!

‘A full house, and a standing ovation. To anyone wondering about going, do not hesitate’ The Stables, Milton Keynes

‘Nothing short of superb. From start to finish it was filled with hit after hit' Mad Ferret, Preston

Courtyard Theatre
£22

Kast Off Kinks website

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ELO Again

The Ultimate Tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

ELO Again are back with their stunning Re-Discovery Tour celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra. Now in their 10th year, the band really give you a dramatic taste of what a legendary ELO concert would have been like back in their heyday, the whole experience is professionally re-enacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects.

They perform all the big hits – Mr Blue Sky, Livin' Thing, Sweet Talkin' Woman, Shine a Little Love, Confusion, Last Train to London, Roll Over Beethoven, Wild West Hero, Don't Bring Me Down, The Diary of Horace Wimp, Telephone Line, Turn to Stone plus many more.

As the UK’s No.1 tribute show, ELO Again provide you with the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals. Come along and relive the age of Glam Rock as ELO Again pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. You will revel in ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and hear some of the most unforgettable classic rock and pop songs of our generation. The timeless Mr Blue Sky returns, so Roll Over Beethoven - Rock 'n Roll Is King.

Courtyard Theatre
£22

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Nick Helm's Super Fun Good Time Show

The man with the golden larynx - and greatest living all-round entertainer - is BACK!

It's been years and years of therapy, pills, personal growth and being a living legend. The nation’s favourite Uncle and International Treasure-in-Waiting returns to the road to mesmerise a new generation of thrill seekers in his all new, brand new, box fresh show.

Come and see your Golden Emperor shake his ass and give you the only thing you’ve ever wanted… the best damn night of your fragile lives.

Since starting stand-up comedy in 2007, Nick quickly gained attention from across the
industry for his unique, powerful and above all hilarious blend of one-liners, stories, poems and songs. His previous shows enjoyed sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe, and he has been twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

He has released two successful albums, played lead roles in hit TV sitcoms Uncle and Loaded, fronted two of his own TV shows Dave's Eat Your Heart Out and BBC's Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment. He was nominated for a BAFTA for short film Elephant, which he co-wrote, directed and starred in.

As also seen on BBC's Live at the Apollo, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Sky's The Reluctant Landlord and many more.

‘Genuinely exciting’ ★★★★★ Telegraph
‘Terrific’ ★★★★ Times
‘A true comedy daredevil’ ★★★★ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50 | £15 conc

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Jacob Hawley: SPACE

New stand up show from the award-winning comedian.

Politics for idiots, feminism for lads, love stories for louts and self-care for those who don’t care.

Jacob has been seen on Sky1's The Russell Howard Hour, BBC3's Ladhood, ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show and ITVX's Secrets of the Comedy Circuit. He's also had over 4 million views online.

'Intelligent & important, his self-aware set sees him explore themes of class and identity in the modern world expertly' ★★★★ Sunday Post

'A down-to-earth talent who's got it in spades' ★★★★ The List

Age suitability: 14years+

Studio
£14.50

Jacob Hawley's website
@JacobHawley
@nordenfarm

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The Searchers and Hollies Experience

It is easy for audiences to become entranced by the magical quality of this show.

The Searchers & Hollies Experience - The Best of Both Worlds brings to the stage the iconic magical hits of two of the biggest bands in the 60s and 70s era and features an incredible back catalogue of over 30 hit songs.

This show is performed by the Amazing FOD band. Hear hit after hit in this live action-packed show.

The FOD Band`s qualities were recognised by Tony Jackson, the original lead singer of The Searchers, who selected them to be The Tony Jackson Group and to back him on his Tony Jackson sings The Searchers Shows.

One of the biggest highlights of those days was when the guys backed Tony in front of 80,000 people who filled the street in front of a big stage erected just beside Mathew Street where the Cavern Club in Liverpool stands and where The Searchers and The Hollies appeared early in their musical careers.

This tribute show is packed with hits including Sweets for My Sweet, When You Walk in the Room, Sugar & Spice, Needles & Pins, Goodbye My Love, Stay, I Can`t Let Go, He Ain’t Heavy He`s My Brother, Air That I Breathe, Just One Look, Yes I Will and many more.

Let the haunting melodies transport you to that exciting era when millions of records were sold in the most influential, high energy decades in pop music history.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The Searchers and Hollies Experience website
@nordenfarm

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Anuvab Pal - The Department of Britishness

Anuvab Pal returns on official business. Post-Brexit, the British government want to sell the idea of Britishness to India. It has been done before, with dubious results.

Now, they've set up a Department of Britishness and hired him. He will explain in detail why Indians should embrace Britishness, having done it himself. There is trouble ahead.

'Very clever, very funny' Guardian

'India's most intelligent comedian' New York Times

'One of India's top comedians' ★★★★★ EdFestMag.com

As seen on Amazon Prime, QI and BBC2's Big Asian Stand-Up.

Suitable for ages 15+ years.

Studio
£15.50

This event goes on sale to our Members on Wednesday 31 January and general sale on Thursday 1 February. Click here to find out more about how you can become a Member and enjoy priority booking for events.

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The Neil Diamond Story

Described in Las Vegas as one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond.

Described in Las Vegas as one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond, Bob Drury has been astounding audiences with his vocal likeness throughout the UK, and the US for the American Neil Diamond Fan Club in Nashville and Las Vegas.

The show tracks Neil’s journey from struggling songwriter to international mega-star with music from a career spanning five decades. All the favourites are included such as Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, Red Red Wine and of course Sweet Caroline. Bob's duet with Harriet on the Diamond/Streisand classic 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers' is one of the best versions you'll ever hear.


Courtyard Theatre
£22

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Out of the Hat

Presented by Long Nose Puppets.

When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are inspired to put on the world’s greatest magic show! But how do you make real magic happen? What ingredients do you need and who can help them?

Along the way they encounter some fabulous characters; a transformative moth, a band of musical frogs, an artistic spider and a sassy glow-worm who all help to create their dream.

Will the conjuring trick work and will anything ever come out of the hat?

A story about friendship and the true magic of nature. Full to the brim with lively songs by the talented Tom Gray of Gomez. A feast for the senses and a spectacular theatre experience for everyone!

'It’s a visually exciting delight for young children and contains enough gentle humour to keep adults entertained for an hour too. The Long Nose Puppet team are relentlessly talented, bringing stories to life with their unique and charming puppets and their delightful songs with life affirming lyrics' Katy B, Broadway Baby

'For most of our children, the show would have been their first experience of live performance and we couldn’t have asked for a better first step into that world' Jim Brannan, Head teacher of Boundstone School

Age guidance: 2 -8 years.

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

Long Nose Puppets website
@nordenfarm

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Rich Hall: Shot From Cannons

Fresh on the heels of his critically acclaimed memoirs, Nailing It.

Montana’s transatlantic messenger returns with new rants, knife-edge observations, thrilling musical interludes and an ever-formidable knack for laughs on the fly. You’ll pay for the whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge of it.

'Vital and incredulously angry. Hilarious' The Scotsman

'Blissfully funny' Guardian

'One hour of stonking stand-up and another of stomping hoedown mayhem. That’s two top gigs in one' The Mail On Sunday

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Rich Hall's website
@richhall
@nordenfarm

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Pianists at Norden Farm 2: Hai Zi Yoh

The second pianist in our Summer Series.

in association with Kirckman Concerts

Albeniz Rondena
Haydn Sonata in D, Hob.XVI 42
Schumann Fantasy in C
Chopin 3 Mazurkas, Op.59; Ballade No.4
Rachmaninov Variations on a theme of Corelli

The Malaysian pianist Hai Zi Yoh trained in Germany and London and has won many prizes and awards around the world: she is particularly noted for the beauty of her playing.

Her programme includes perhaps Schumann’s greatest keyboard work, Chopin’s titanic Fourth Ballade, and Rachmaninov’s last solo keyboard work.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s free

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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

Studio
£15

Bilal Zafar's website
@BilalZafar
@nordenfarm

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Paul Zerdin - Puppetman

The America’s Got Talent winner is back with a brand-new comedy show for 2024.

Join Paul and an array of creations including Sam, Albert, Baby, Roger the bodyguard and an urban fox. He takes to the road with a show which promises that ‘when you are not laughing, you will simply be left in awe’ (Three Weeks).

As seen on ITV's Lost Voice Guy’s Christmas Comedy Club, BBC1's Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, ITV'sThe Royal Variety Performance and ITV's Tonight At The London Palladium

'A ventriloquist at the top of his game, Zerdin is in a league of his own… a show so polished it shines' ★★★★★ The Scotsman

'Technically immaculate, it’s what he does with his slick talent that really sets in apart'
The Guardian

'A ventriloquist for the South Park generation' The Stage

'Funny and sharp-tongued' The Observer

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Purple Zeppelin

The Ultimate Rock Tribute Show!

As featured in the BBC TV documentary The Joy of the Guitar Riff, Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin together on the same bill for the very first time!

Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the original bands live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians. In a full on two and a half hour show complete with costume changes for each band, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically the best bits of all time!

Purple Zeppelin are four talented and versatile musicians with decades of playing between them, comprising thousands of sessions and gigs both in the UK and overseas, selling out venues up and down the country. The band are genuine admirers of both Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and with the accent firmly on entertainment, this show promises to be a night not to be missed, complete with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck Guitar and Theremin, and a very special Violin Bow Solo! Come and experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerising show!

Courtyard Theatre
£21

Purple Zeppelin's Website.
@PurpleZeppelin1
@nordenfarm

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Suntou Susso

Multi instrumentalist, Kora Master, producer, composer, teacher and song-writer.

Suntou Susso is a multi-instrumentalist: kora player, percussionist, singer and composer from The Gambia. Born a Griot in the 700-year old tradition of the kora-a harp-lute with 22 strings unique to the Mandinka people. As part of this incredible musical tradition Suntou has a unique societal role as oral historian whilst transmitting and preserving a people's culture through the generations in song, music and poetry.

Suntou's family includes some of the world's most highly respected West African musicians. His musical abilities are outstanding, perhaps unique for his generation. An in-demand and charismatic performer, he attracted attention as soon as he arrived on the UK music scene.

As well as sell-out tours with his full band, Suntou is much in demand for his incredible solo shows which have included The Nest Collective Campfire Club, How the Light Gets In, Greenbelt Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival and Sofar Sounds.

His debut album, Kanèfonyo (Never Give Up) has been a massive hit, clocking up tens of thousands of plays on Spotify and receiving rave reviews.

In The Gambia, Suntou has a huge fan base and has released successful singles and music videos. These continue to receive daily exposure on national TV and radio.

Suntou also runs fun and engaging drumming and kora workshops in schools, colleges and universities to pass his rich culture and knowledge on to the next generation, for example Project African Experience for Black History Month.

‘Suntou Susso’s music brings nothing but good vibes as it combines the rich, traditional sound of his West-African Mandinka culture with Afro funk and soul’ Songlines ★★★★

‘Extraordinary…enjoyable…mesmerised by the shimmering sounds’ The Live Room, Saltaire

Studio
£16

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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

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Rob Tognoni

Rob has opened for the greats - Roy Buchanan, Stevie Ray Vaughan's mentor Lonnie Mack and Joe Walsh from the Eagles. He has also shared stages with Sting, ZZ Top and Bo Diddley.

Rob is originally from Tasmania, Australia and goes under the pseudonym of The Tasmanian Devil.

His style is fiery, energetic, inventive and explosive. His roots are from blues, blues rock and classic rock but also adding many other colours to the palate to give him his sound and uniqueness.

Rob is and energetic and physical performer on stage - not just a musician. Echos of Cream, Hendrix, BB King, AC/DC can be heard woven through his musical fabric.

With 20 albums over the past 22 years to his credit through labels such as Provogue, Dixiefrog, Blues Boulevard coupled with countless, tireless tours.

Rob has represented Australia at the Royal Wedding celebrations of Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark, performed for FIFA World Cup Football in Kaiserslautern, played from maximum security prisons in Australia to Mozart's House in Vienna plus countless other experiences that have honed his skills.

Rob's shows are a true experience not to be missed.

'You have to admire Rob Tognoni's stamina. He is able to sustain a ferocious pace, few could manage it... Perhaps his stamina is the consequence of 30 years conditioning. Perhaps it's natural selection...' Blues In Britain Magazine

Rob Tognoni’s website

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The New Radio Ballads - In the Footsteps of Ewan MacColl

Expect to be entertained and enlightened by songs of joy, love, hardship and humour.

A concert of songs and spoken word.

In the 50s and 60s Ewan MacColl along with Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger created the groundbreaking Radio Ballads broadcasts for the BBC Home Service covering a variety of subjects and using an audio documentary format to highlight the experiences of real people weaving the voices of rarely-heard communities with songs written from and
about their recorded interviews.

Almost half a century later, in 2006, a new set of Radio Ballads were commissioned by BBC Radio 2 using the same format but this time involving a whole team of stellar musicians,
singers and songwriters from the folkacousticroots music scene under the guiding hands and watchful eyes of producer John Leonard and musical director John Tams.

Now three members of that team, Bob Fox, Jez Lowe and Julie Matthews, have put together a selection of songs from the 2006 new Radio Ballads for a concert performance In the Footsteps of Ewan MacColl. All three are consummate engaging performers of meaningful songs and stories and are multi-instrumentalists whose skills have been honed by decades of live touring throughout UK, Europe, Canada, U.S.A, Australia and New Zealand. They have all recorded extensively, worked in collaboration with many of the top folk roots artists and bands as well as having highly successful solo careers and are well loved and respected by audiences and colleagues alike.

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

@nordenfarm

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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

I'm Every Whitney website
@nordenfarm

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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
@joshweller
@bellahull
@nordenfarm

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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
@magicbusbanduk
@nordenfarm

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

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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

@nordenfarm

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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
@stevebugeja
Ania's website
@aniamagliano
@nordenfarm

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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

Garrett's website
@garrettmillerick
@sarabarron
@nordenfarm

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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.
@VoodooRoom1s
@nordenfarm

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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
@harrybakerpoet
@nordenfarm

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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

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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
@nordenfarm

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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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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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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

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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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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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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 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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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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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 and dancer Andrea Rose will be showing you the moves to everything from Car Wash (complete with shiny rags) and Vogue, 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!'

Sass & Sparkle are all set to party with us again and paint your faces with glitter!

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

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