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Pilates - Mixed Abilities

Led by Zoe Brennan

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

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

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Spring
Drop in: 16 Apr and 23 Apr

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

Other classes include:
Pilates - Beginners
Pilates - Intermediate

  •  25 Jun SOLD OUT
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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for people with some Pilates experience or those who are looking for a slightly more challenging class. Still covering alignment, breathing and centering but with more focus on strengthening and toning your body. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

You will need your own mat.

Spring
Drop in: 16 Apr and 23 Apr

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

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Other classes include:
Pilates - Beginners
Pilates - Mixed Abilities

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Force of Nature

Led by Jo Hall.

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

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

Tues 18 Jun - 23 Jul
12.30pm - 3.30pm

£126 for a 6 week course

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for anyone new to Pilates or wishing to improve their flexibility, co-ordination, posture, balance, breathing and focus on stabilising the core. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Spring
Drop in: 16 Apr and 23 Apr

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

Other classes include:
Pilates - Mixed Abilities
Pilates - Intermediate

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Crafternoons

Led by Creative Eye.

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

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

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

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

Summer Season

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

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 60+ years.

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

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Brush Lettering

Led by Salina Gatto

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

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

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

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

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

Salina is Looking forward to lettering with you all.

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

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

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

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Seann Wilkinson

A non-audition community choir open to all. Working on everything from Madonna to Les Mis, from gospel to pop - this is an opportunity to meet people, learn some harmonies and sing your hearts out. No experience required. Enthusiasm absolutely necessary!

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

SOLD OUT
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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Jim Maving

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the very beginning. This is a foundation course for those with little to no experience of playing guitar. You will learn how to hold a guitar and to make the right noises out of it. The aim of these lessons is to get you playing your first song within 4 weeks of lessons, as no-one takes up guitar to strum random chords, it’s all about the songs.

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

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

These classes are split by skills level;

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

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

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.


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

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  25 Jun
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Kidnapped (12A)

Dir: Marco Bellocchio 2023 | 134 mins

Italian with English subtitles.

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

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

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

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

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Special Ticket Offer
£9 | £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Beginners/Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is particularly suited to beginners, those returning to yoga having had a break, those with specific injuries or conditions or even those that consider themselves to be of a ‘certain age’ that might need a less challenging approach. We will cover general breathing practises, the basic and gentler postures, together with general information and possible discussion around movement and the potential difficulties we might come up against.

The aim will be to relax and enjoy.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of nearly 30 years of practice and study, with a broad experience of many styles and teachers. In recent years I have been moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential and ‘felt’ approach, influenced by teachers who have been inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.

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

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

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

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

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Studio Art Sessions

Led by Sue Bridge

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

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

Students to provide their own materials.

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

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

  •  26 Jun FREE
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Baby Signing

Led by Funky Monkeys

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Junior)

Led by Emma Duncan.

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

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

Suitable for school years 2 - 6.

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

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


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

Junior Youth Theatre Booking Form

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

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

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

  •  26 Jun
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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Senior)

Led by Emma Duncan.

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

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

Suitable for school years 7 - 12.

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

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

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

Senior Youth Theatre Booking Form

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

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

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

  •  26 Jun
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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

Led by Jim Maving

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

These classes are split by skills level;

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

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

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

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

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

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

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

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

  •  26 Jun
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Summer Recital Series - Elmore String Quartet

Summer Recital Series (1/4)

In association with the Kirckman Concerts

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | Under 18s Free

Elmore String Quartet's website

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (B)

Led by Jim Maving

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

These classes are split by skills level;

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

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

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

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

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

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

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

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

  •  26 Jun
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Complete Macramé Course

Led by David Beattie

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

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

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

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

11am - 4.30pm

£135 for 2 week course

  •  27 Jun
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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

Summer
Thur 2 May - 1 Aug

11.30am – 12.30pm

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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Bollybhangra Dance Fit

Led by Nanda Sharma

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

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

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

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

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

£11 per session or £45 for 5 week course

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

£11 per session or £54 for 6 week course

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (C)

Led by Jim Maving

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

These classes are split by skills level:

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

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

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

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

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

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

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

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

  •  27 Jun
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Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Josh Weller and Bella Hull

Josh Weller

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

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

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

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

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

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

Studio
£10

Josh's website

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Insta joshwellerjoshweller
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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Jim Maving

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

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

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

8.30pm - 9.30pm

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

Alternative classes include:

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

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

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

Beginners C - Almost Intermediate but not quite yet.

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

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  27 Jun
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Pottery - Explore Press Moulds

Led by Helen D Evans

This 5 week course is for people with all abilities.

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

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

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

All work will be fired to Earthenware.

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

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

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

£120

  •  28 Jun
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Mindfulness

Led by Kate Hughes

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

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

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

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

Spring
Fri 26 Apr
6.30pm - 7.30pm

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

£12 per session

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Havisham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Studio
£16 I £14 concessions

Heather's website

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Raíces - Rebeca Ortega

A night of passion, rhythm, and intensity.

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Rebeca's website

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Salsa

Led by SalsaStyle

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for more information about SalsaStyle.

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

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

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

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

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

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

Suitable for 18+ years

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

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

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

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

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The Fall Guy (12A)

Dir: David Leitch 2023 | 126 mins

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

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

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

£10.50 | £9.50 conc

Special Ticket Offer
£9 | £8 conc tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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

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Zumba (Saturdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

Summer
Sat 4 May - 17 Aug

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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

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The Total Who Show

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

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

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

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

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

The Total Who Show's website

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

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