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Centre for the Arts Maidenhead

Sept - Dec 2018

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Dear Friends This season kicks off with our newest community project - Norden Farm’s Community Kite Festival. Taking place on Punt Hill in Boyn Grove Park, you can make kites to fly on the day or at our beach (open all summer long) or just bring your own. Everyone’s welcome! See page 5 for more details. Our latest children’s show is The Fir Tree. It’s a co-production with the Ding Foundation, who designed the beautiful puppets for Miki and One Snowy Night, and is a story from Tales in Moomin Valley by Tove Jansson (erm no it’s never too soon to think about Christmas!). September is perfect to re-set and schedule in some creative time for yourself. New classes this season include a Tuesday evening slot for the Creative Arts Social Club. Calligraphy and Introduction to Jewellery Making join the daytime line up. We’ve got some excellent theatre this season, definitely worth checking out. We start a new three year relationship with the award winning company, Paines Plough, opening with Pop Music. We continue to bring you extraordinary work we found at Edinburgh Festival. This season see the 5 star festival production, A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad). Commemorate the First World War centenary with A Muddy Choir and Canary or explore a brand new take on Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. With comedy from stellar stand-ups including Felicity Ward, Zoe Lyons and Maidonian now superstar in Canada, James Mullinger. Plus live music in all its glory from rock to classical and folk to blues. Top events on every day of the week at The Farm. See you here soon.

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Mon 11.30am - 3pm Tues - Sat 11.30am - 3pm 5.30pm - 7.45pm Sun 12pm - 2.30pm 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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Ask us for a film brochure! We print a separate film brochure every two months featuring the best of arthouse, independent, foreign language films and blockbusters. Let us know if you would like to receive a film brochure or check our website for updated film listings. Highlights of the September - October film season include World War II documentary Spitfire; Mission: Impossible - Fallout; Gemma Arterton in The Escape; and family film Christopher Robin. See page 47 - 48 for details of our Event Cinema screenings - broadcast to Norden Farm live from venues such as the Royal Opera House, National Theatre and Glyndebourne

Supporter tickets Silver and Gold Members receive a special ticket price on selected events in the season. Events with a supporter price are indicated by this symbol:

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Café Bar The Fir Tree Live Events Children’s Parties Half Term at the Farm Live Events Quick Guide Corporate Membership Sponsor a Seat Classes Quick Guide Classes and activities for adults Classes and activities for children and young people 46 Gallery 47 - 48 Event Cinema 49 How to Book 50 How to Find Us 51 Venue Hire and Celebrations 51 Membership Photo credit Luminous Photography

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KITE FESTIVAL Sun 2 Sept 1pm - 4pm

£8 The Big Berkshire Beach Gig Sat 1 Sept 8pm A showcase for the most exciting local musical talent in our main theatre. The line up includes Rain Crew, State the Case and Before the Breakdown. WHY? The evening wouldn’t be complete without breaks between the acts - so you can soak up the atmosphere on our beach! Courtyard Theatre

Our very first kite festival! Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky. Or bring your own kite and join in the fun!

Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) | Free event

Big Band Concertini with the Blakes Heaven Big Band Sun 2 Sept 11.30am An original live music experience for families. The seventeen piece ensemble perform jazz, swing, pop, TV themes and rock - with a unique twist. Suitable for all ages. WHY? Be inspired by sizzling saxes, screaming trumpets and soulful trombones whilst your little ones dance, sing or wriggle! Courtyard Theatre This is a standing event with some allocated seating £10 (£8 under 16s) Family and Friends (4 people) £32


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4-7 YEARS Sunday Stories Sun 23 Sept, 7 Oct and 11 Nov 11.30am Interactive storytelling in the magical storyden. Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while the little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children The Story Den £3 per person. Lunch menu from £5

Son Yambu

Sun 2 Sept 7.30pm Authentic Cuban Son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa. The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map. WHY? Join us for a free salsa workshop before the event, spaces are limited so don’t miss out! Courtyard Theatre £15

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A Harvest of Jazz with Matt Holland (trumpet) Fri 14 Sept 8pm Matt returns to Norden Farm with one of the most talented up-and-coming vocalists in London. Megan McConnell (vocals) brings her unique post modern sound, delivering a vintage jazz twist to modern pop songs - as well as some trumpet lead classic jazz standards from Matt. They are accompanied by Tom Temple Marlow (piano), Jaime Wilkins (bass) and Greg Nickolls (drums). WHY? Matt has recently worked with the likes of Roger Daltrey, Wet Wet Wet and the Brand New Heavies Studio £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

Summer Concert Series 4: Mozart Plus Thur 13 Sept 8pm St John’s Wind Ensemble Louise Fuller (soprano) Nigel Wilkinson (piano) Richard Strauss Serenade in E flat, Op.7 Songs by Mozart and Richard Strauss Mozart Serenade for 13 wind instruments, K.361 WHY? The conclusion to the Mozart summer recitals series includes his grand Serenade Courtyard Theatre £16 (£14.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Sat 15 Sept 8pm The original Wishbone Ash line up forged a unique musical identity. It was synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music. Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works. He is joined by Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic (guitars) and drummer Tim Brown. They perform classic tracks from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire and new music that remains true to the original style. WHY? Featuring a full performance of Wishbone Ash’s classic 1970 first album Courtyard Theatre


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The Vinyl Frontier

Graceland by Paul Simon Sat 15 Sept 8pm

Sade’s Diamond Life vs The Hardline According to… Terence Trent D’Arby Sat 20 Oct 8pm

£15 The Grimm Players presents


Wed 19 Sept - Sat 22 Sept 7.45pm My Favourite vs Your Favourite Sat 24 Nov 8pm

Your best of… The Musicals Sat 15 Dec 8pm

WHY? Hear music in its finest form - on vinyl and on a fabulous hi-fi! Studio £8

Five of the nineteen surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken stage a variety show in the Mount Saint Helen’s School auditorium. They need to raise funds to bury the last four residents of the convent who are stored in the deep freeze. WHY? The entertainment includes songs, dance routines, and an audience quiz Studio COMMUNITY HIRE


The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace Sun 16 Sept 7.30pm A critically acclaimed tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. Elio has performed highly acclaimed reunion concerts with Billy Joel’s original band. He delivers a powerhouse of a show with his six piece band. Expect over 30 classic hits including Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are, My Life, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man. WHY? ‘A great musician, artist and friend. He is a star!’ Alfie Boe Courtyard Theatre £24.50


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Gary Delaney Gagster’s Paradise Fri 21 Sept 8pm Courtyard Theatre £17

Gregg Wallace Doesn’t Get Tougher Than This

Maidenhead Music Society presents

The Temple Ensemble performs wind and strings masterpieces Thur 20 Sept 7.30pm Beethoven Septet Op 20 Schubert Octet in F major D.803 The programme includes Beethoven’s unique Septet and, with an extra violin, Schubert’s wide-ranging Octet. WHY? A unique opportunity to enjoy some instrumental combinations not often heard Courtyard Theatre £15, MMS Members £10

£14 Son of Town Hall Sun 23 Sept 7.30pm Welcome to the mythical world of musicians Ben Parker, from London, and David Berkeley, from New Mexico. They create a world that transcends time and space, complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along. WHY? ‘Think Simon & Garfunkel lost at sea, and you get a sense of the mythic world at play here’ Philadelphia Inquirer Studio

Sat 22 Sept 8pm The star of BBC’s MasterChef and Eat Well For Less takes to the stage for this brand new live show. He mixes hilarious behind the scenes tales with demonstrations and audience games. Join Gregg as he answers the questions, shares anecdotes and dishes up a serving of MasterChef’s juiciest bits. WHY? Complete with a Q&A, this really is a must-see event for any foodie and Gregg fan! Courtyard Theatre £20

Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt Sun 23 Sept 7.30pm

The award winning comedian shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this evening of stand-up and music. WHY? ‘Viscerally raw and passionately delivered’ ★★★★ Chortle Courtyard Theatre £17 (£15 conc)

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Silent Uproar presents

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) Tues 25 Sept 7.30pm

Sally’s a happy person who almost never cries. But she’s got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be, but she doesn’t want anyone to know about it. A hilarious cabaret musical about depression that explains, sings and throws glitter about how it’s OK not to be OK. AGE

WHY? ★★★★ WhatsOnStage ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide


Studio £14 (£12 Advantage Card)


Enjoy the best of art-house, independent and foreign language films. Ask for a copy of our latest film brochure

Windsor and Eton Operatic Society present

James & Black Wed 26 Sept 8pm Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas. The roots of their music spring from the tradition of the Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis, yet they are no throwback. The foundation of James & Black is the voices and stories in their songs. They are joined by Sam Kelly (drums) and Richard Sadler (bass). WHY? This is the American duo’s first UK tour £14,


Supporters £12

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Thur 27 - Sat 29 Sept 7.30pm A truly special opportunity to enjoy this wonderful and powerful Mozart opera. It recounts a single day of comic madness in the palace of Count Almaviva near Seville, Spain. Fully staged, traditional costumed under the outstanding professional direction of Fraser Grant and the excellent orchestra lead by Music Director, Lindsay Bramley. WHY? With a full cast of outstanding professional soloists and the excellent WEO Chorus Courtyard Theatre £20 COMMUNITY HIRE


6-11 YEARS Princess Charming Sun 30 Sept 11.30am and 2pm Some girls like football. Some boys like pink. Everyone likes a good story. Exploring gender stereotypes in a fun, questioning way, this is a celebration of being exactly who you are. Expect a family friendly cabaret club full of laughter and sing-a-longs. Join in at the end as the next generation of cabaret stars take over the stage. WHY? ‘Pertinent and powerful, but most of all it’s extremely fun!’ A Younger Theatre Studio £10 (£8 under 16s) Family and Friends (4 people) £32

RM Promotions present

Dan Walsh and Alistair Anderson

Sun 30 Sept 7.30pm Two of the most dynamic musicians in folk music strike sparks off each other with songs, Northumbrian rants, jazzy ballads and Old Time reels. Alistair Anderson (concertina and northumbrian pipes) and Dan Walsh (banjo, guitar and vocals) share a warm chemistry on stage. Their performance combines high energy with world class musicianship. WHY? ‘A tangible magic’ Folkwords Studio £16.50

Theatre Centre presents

The Muddy Choir Wed 3 Oct 7.30pm November 1917 and the Third Battle of Ypres is lurching towards its bloody conclusion. Young soldiers Will, Robbie and Jumbo are thrust into a landscape starkly different to the playing fields of their Sunderland home. Robbie dreams that music will be a ticket away from the front. But attracting the attention of commanding officers may prove more dangerous than bullets and gas. WHY? ‘A sensitive memorial to a generation of young men’ ★★★★ The Stage Courtyard Theatre £15 (£13 conc)

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Dr Phil Hammond Happy Birthday NHS? Thur 4 Oct 8pm

Nye Bevan’s beautiful baby is 70 this year, but will she make a ton? Dr Phil charts the course of the NHS from 1948 to as long as she lasts. Cheer the heroes, boo the villains and look to the future of robot surgeons, Fitbit nurses and iPhone GPs. WHY? ‘If Dr Phil were a medicine, you should swig him by the litre’ ★★★★ The Times Courtyard Theatre £16 £12 NHS Staff

Limehouse Lizzy Fri 5 Oct 8pm


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Autumn Ceilidh Fri 5 Oct 7.30pm You’ll be in safe hands with the expert calling and playing from our band Nedron’s Jig. Between them they play squeezebox, fiddle, mandola and bass. The four musicians consist of two from the folk super-group Feast of Fiddles and two from the band Phungus. WHY? A social evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn - no experience necessary! Long Barn

Viviana Zarbo Jazz Trio Sat 6 Oct 8pm

The boys are back! The band continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive. They have added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore. Limehouse Lizzy enter their 25th year with their most explosive show and critically acclaimed line up yet.

Italian born Viviana is a versatile artist whose musical theatre background enriches her naturally multifaceted jazz vibe. She performs some of her favourite music from across the world, and generations, in her fresh jazz way. Accompanied by her trio: Craig Milverton on piano and Renato d’Aiello on saxophone.

WHY? ‘Limehouse Lizzy’s Wayne Ellis, an uncanny ringer for Phil Lynott’ The Guardian

WHY? ‘The audience could not keep their eyes from the stage’

Courtyard Theatre £17

Studio £15 (£13 conc)


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Maidenhead Festival of Music Sun 7 Oct - Sun 14 Oct times vary Courtyard Theatre and Studio COMMUNITY HIRE

RM Promotions present

Fairport Convention

INTERVAL DRINKS Order your interval drinks in advance and beat the rush at the bar!

Thur 11 Oct 8pm The band has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, they retain a passion for live performance. Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you. WHY? ‘Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves’ The Guardian Courtyard Theatre £26

Ayesha Hazarika - Girl on Girl: The Fight for Feminism Fri 12 Oct 8pm

Rachel Harrington Sun 7 Oct 7.30pm The singer songwriter is a sixth generation Oregonian. She feels a strong connection to place and to creating music that captures some of the stories and heritage of The West. Rachel has played major festivals throughout Europe and the US. She’s made four live appearances on BBC’s legendary Bob Harris Show and reached millions of listeners through airplay at Starbucks.

Phew! After Weinstein and #MeToo, women of the world have finally united… Who cares about smashing the patriarchy when you can go full-on Prisoner: Cell-Block H? So, what happened to feminism? Is it too posh? Too white? When did Germaine Greer become Richard Littlejohn? Whose feminism is it anyway? WHY? ‘Extremely funny… sharp and on the money’ The Guardian Studio £14 (£12 conc)

WHY? ‘Songs that capture the ghosts of old America’ ★★★★ Mojo Studio £14

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Patrick Monahan #Goals Sat 13 Oct 8pm

The multi award winning comedian and Edinburgh Fringe favourite. We all have life goals - whether it’s to win the lottery or marry up. Make it your goal to come and watch an hour of great comedy from an Irish Iranian smoggy! WHY? ★★★★ The Mirror ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine Studio £14 (£12 conc)

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Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage Thur 18 Oct 8pm An intimate show of American roots and English folk music. Hannah and Ben perform huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar. They are a folk duo that look and sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. WHY? ‘An exquisite soundscape, which is the result of passion, precision and unbridled intimacy’ R2 Magazine Studio £14


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Fri 19 Oct 8pm Ibsen’s masterpiece is adapted for the 21st century. Eminent doctor Tamsin Stockmann expects to be hailed as a town’s saviour when she exposes a major public health risk. But the town’s prosperity hangs in the balance and opposition grows. Will she be lauded as hero of the hour or will Dr Stockmann be declared an enemy of the people? WHY? A searing examination of fake news, whistleblowing and who really wields power in contemporary Britain Courtyard Theatre £14, Supporters £12

INTERVAL DRINKS Order your interval drinks in advance and beat the rush at the bar!

TripAdvisor ‘This is a real gem. It has two auditoria with a widely varied programme of shows etc. They show cinema, live music, dance, comedy and everything else you can think of! Friendly staff and a nice cafe serving pre-show meals plus drinks and snacks’ TripAdvisor (April 2018)

No Jacket Required The Phil Collins Tribute


Sat 20 Oct 8pm The UK’s top Phil Collins tribute returns by popular demand, as part of their 15th Anniversary Tour. The stunning eleven piece band performs two hours of non-stop hits from Phil’s award winning solo career, plus a little Genesis thrown in for good measure. WHY? From Another Day In Paradise to Easy Lover and the classic In The Air Tonight, expect three decades of chart-topping hits Courtyard Theatre

CHILDREN’S PARTIES Make your child’s birthday an extra special one and do something different for their party this year! We provide the venue, catering and party bags for your little one’s special day. We can also provide a list of recommended creative tutors for some fun arty activities including: • street art • movie themes • and more!

• bollywood dance • interactive storytelling

Or combine a party with tickets to see one of our popular family shows.

For more information, please complete an enquiry form online at

“I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic time my daughter, Maya, had at her party It could not have been better!” Nicola

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Half Term at the Farm Everyday Activities (Monday – Saturday) Arts and crafts sessions 10.30am (45 mins) | £5 per child Age Guidance: 4 - 8 years


1.30pm and 3.30pm (20 min) | £2 per person (Sat 1.30pm only) Age Guidance: 3 - 7 years



Compagnie Animotion presents


The Musicians of Bremen Mon 22 Oct 2pm and 4.30pm

An adaptation of the classic tale from The Grimm Brothers. Four animals are put out to pasture when they are too old. Follow the adventures of a donkey, cat, cockerel and dog as they discover extraordinary friendships. A show about differences and showing we are never too old to live our dreams. With puppetry, movement and trapeze, all accompanied by live music.



James Campbell The Hilariously Funny World Of… Tues 23 Oct 2pm

A stand up comedy show for children, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. James finds The Hilariously Funny Things about everything including pets, couscous, spaniels, making your own yoghurt, bees and why we have hair.

WHY? A highly visual show and non-verbal work for young and hearing impaired audiences

WHY? ‘James Campbell pioneered the idea of stand-up for children, and it is still genuinely impressive to watch him hold the attention of a theatre full of six to 11-year-olds’ The Guardian

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Family shows (unless otherwise stated) £10 (£8 under 16s) Family & Friends (4 people) £32


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ALL AGES Singalong Concertini Wed 24 Oct 11.30am and 2pm

Bring the whole family and sing along to a fabulous 45 minutes of music from stage and screen. West End singer Mairi Cowieson and friends perform songs from Mary Poppins, Matilda, Frozen and more. The 11.30am show is a relaxed performance - ideal for children with SEND. WHY? Come in costume or grab something from our dressing up box before the Concert Studio

Theatre of Widdershins presents

Snow White Rose Red Bear Brown

Thur 25 and Fri 26 Oct 11.30am and 2pm Snow White and Rose Red are sisters, twins, best friends. They have lived in the forest since they were Babes in the Wood. Not as worldly wise as their mother would have liked, they are nonetheless kind, caring and sometimes a little over enthusiastic in their deeds! When their quiet life is interrupted by a friendly bear, a new chapter begins. WHY? With puppets, storytelling, original music and a fantastical fairytale forest Studio

Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall Sun 28 Oct 11.30am

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



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

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Rachael McShane and the Cartographers Wed 24 Oct 8pm

The singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player is an original member of folk big band Bellowhead. She is now working on a new solo project of traditional songs. Rachael plays with a brand new band, featuring guitarist Matthew Ord (Assembly Lane) and melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting). WHY? You’re in the presence of something very special… what a voice’ Sid Smith, BBC Music Studio £14, £12 Advantage Card

The Slocan Ramblers Thur 25 Oct 8pm Dynamic, entertaining bluegrass from Canada. The Slocan Ramblers are rooted in traditional music, yet fearlessly creative, blending impressive bluegrass virtuosity with a fresh and modern appeal. They blend lightning fast, devilishly intricate instrumentals with evocative vocals on songs ranging from fine originals to rowdy old-time numbers. WHY? ‘Superb picking. ‘Bluegrass’ hardly defines it all’ ★★★★ R2 Magazine Studio £15,

Norden Farm Associate Company Maidenhead Music Society presents

The Heath Quartet

Thur 25 Oct 7.30pm Bach Three choral preludes Britten Quartet no 2 Beethoven Quartet no 15, op 132 The Heath have built up a loyal following for their distinctive style. Their reputation is spreading worldwide as they undertake concerts across Europe and North America. WHY? Masterly playing of a Bach arrangement followed by a 20th century British masterwork and one of Beethoven’s last great works Courtyard Theatre £17, MMS Members £12


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Supporters £13

Jazz at the Farm presents

Julian Siegal (saxes) Fri 26 Oct 8pm The immensely creative musician forms a duo with trumpeter Paul Jordanous. They are joined by the superb Pendulum Rhythm Section, headed by Clark Tracey (drums) with Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass). Julian has won Best Instrumentalist at the BBC Jazz Awards and a London Jazz Award in 2011. WHY? ‘One of the UK’s most creative saxophonists’ MOJO Studio £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Facebook ‘Amazing variety on offer for any kind of "cultural fix" you may need. Food and bar offers are great as well.’ ★★★★★ Facebook (July 2018)



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The Thinking Drinkers Pub Crawl

Sat 27 Oct 8pm

Sat 27 Oct 8pm A brand new, hilarious, intoxicating bar-hop through history. Enjoy five free drinks as the award winning experts take you from the symposiums of Ancient Greece to the classic British boozer via Wild West saloons, Victorian gin palaces and the secret Speakeasy. You’ll learn a lot, you’ll laugh a lot and, don’t forget, you get five free drinks! WHY? ‘Pioneers of alcohol based comedy’ ★★★★ Sunday Times Courtyard Theatre £16

The comedian comes to Norden Farm following three critically acclaimed shows and direct from the Edinburgh Festival. He’s a BBC New Comedy Award Winner and has written for shows such as Sky One’s The Russell Howard Hour. He’s also been invited to perform at the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival. WHY? ‘An eye for comic detail that’s all his own’ The Guardian Studio £12.50

Katharsis Sun 28 Oct 7.30pm

A multi-sensorial show fusing music with dance and visual art. Three musicians merge elements of soundtracks, soundscapes, ambient, ethnic and electronic music. A dancer performs choreographies and improvises, following the ever-changing music flow. Visual art projections on the background complete the hypnotic sensorial experience. WHY? Be led into a dreamlike journey of the mind, a total experience intended for the purification of one’s emotions Studio £12

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£10 £8 conc Generation27 Theatre present

Tales from Transylvania Wed 31 Oct 8pm Tom’s sister vanishes inexplicably. The search for her yields nothing; the police shelve the case. Driven by the need to find Sophie, Tom is led into a dark underworld where his mind becomes increasingly fragile. His lifelong ability to perceive people and objects that are invisible to others both enlightens and complicates his quest. WHY? The imaginative world and reality are interwoven in this modern gothic tale of mystery and fear Studio

Bob Drury’s Viva Neil Diamond Fri 2 Nov 8pm A celebration of the legendary Neil Diamond and his incredible back catalogue of songs. Bob Drury’s one man show is a must see for any Diamond fan. His performance in Vegas has been acclaimed and his vocal likeness has been delighting audiences around the world. WHY? With all the favourites such as Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise and of course Sweet Caroline Courtyard Theatre £16 ARTISTIC HIRE



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Croft & Pearce - Double Take

Juan Martin Thur 1 Nov 8pm The guitarist/composer plays and introduces his compositions. His exquisite style is enhanced through minimal amplification to capture his very pure flamenco sound: just Juan and his sublime guitar to lift and transport you to another dimension - melodic beauty and rhythmic passion. ¡Viva el arte! WHY? ‘A giant of the flamenco guitar tradition’ The Times Studio £14


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Fri 2 Nov 8pm The stars of BBC Radio 4’s The Croft & Pearce Show and Sketchorama are winners of the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award. They are also recipients of the official Edinburgh Fringe Total Sell-Out Show laurel and WhatsOnLondon Comedy Award nominees 2017. WHY? ‘A good double-act can always bring the house down, and this pair of Fringe favourites show us how to do just that’ ★★★★ The Skinny Studio

St John’s Chamber Orchestra

Sat 3 Nov 8pm Rebecca van den Berg (soprano) Jonathan Stone (violin) Nigel Wilkinson (conductor) Mozart Idomeneo: Overture and Aria Se il padre perdei Beethoven Symphony No.1 in C Brahms Violin Concerto in D WHY? Brahms’ epic Concerto is one of the peaks of the violin repertoire. The programme also includes Beethoven’s impressive statement of intent and an exquisite aria by Mozart Courtyard Theatre £18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)


A Celebration of Gershwin, Porter and other greats Sun 4 Nov 7.30pm

The ever popular Tony Jacobs (Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Friday Night Is Music Night) performs with his pianist Jim Barry (BBC Radio Band). They celebrate the great American and British songwriters of the 20th century. Expect timeless classics from the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Harry Warren to name just a few. WHY? ‘This show is sheer quality’ Encore Magazine Studio

Fun in the Oven Theatre presents

Canary Thur 8 Nov 7.30pm

Meet Agnes, Anne and Betty. They make bombs. An air raid strikes sending them on a TNT-fuelled journey through euphoric emancipation, forbidden friendship and anarchic dreams. A rare insight into life during the First World War from the unique perspective of Britain’s munitions workers. WHY? A thrilling physical tragi-comedy commemorating the lives of the ‘Canary Girls’ and based on true stories Studio £14

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Felicity Ward Busting A Nut Fri 9 Nov 8pm The multi-award winning comedian is a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist podcast. She is the star of BBC Radio 4’s Appisodes and Netflix’s Live from the BBC. This is Felicity’s second nationwide tour - she’s back and ready to bust a nutful of jokes. Suitable for ages 16+ years. WHY? ★★★★★ The Mirror ★★★★ The Sunday Times ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ Chortle Studio £12 (£10 conc)

Harry Manx Sat 10 Nov 8pm

The Canadian based artist has been dubbed an essential link between the music of East and West. He creates musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. Harry’s signature instrument is the 20-stringed Mohan Veena, blending Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues. WHY? Winner of a Canadian Folk Music Award and CBC Radio’s Great Canadian Blues Award Studio £15 (£13 Advantage Card)


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James Mullinger Live One Night Only


£13 conc

Sat 10 Nov 8pm The Maidenhead-born comedian has taken Canada by storm since moving there in 2014. He has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and a Just For Laughs Award for Best Comedy Show. James has sold out Norden Farm four times and loves it here so much that he performs his only 2018 UK tour date here! Supported by Ethan Ash and Andrew Doyle. WHY? ‘Something of a sensation. The anecdotes come thick, fast and raucously funny’ Evening Standard Courtyard Theatre £15 (£13 conc)

Christian Garrick and his Budapest Cafe Orchestra Thur 15 Nov 8pm The Budapest Café Orchestra are led by British composer, violinist and band leader Christian Garrick. Raucous, toetapping Balkan and Russian numbers are combined with jazz and swing inflections. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czardas are awarded fresh treatments before they give way to a disarmingly beautiful arsenal of ballads such as the Schindler’s List theme or Andy Statman’s bitter sweet The Flatbush Waltz.

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WHY? ‘The music is magic in their hands’ Sean Rafferty BBC Radio 3 Courtyard Theatre £16,

Supporters £14

Lucy Frederick and David Mills Double Bill


Fri 16 Nov 8pm

Lucy Frederick - Even More Naked An eye wateringly honest confessional about having courage and taking the plunge with life, friendships and love. ‘A genuinely gifted performer’ ★★★★ The Scotsman David Mills - Focus People Smart, sharp, laugh-out loud stand up comedy for adults sick of being scolded by celebrities and policed by children. ‘A superior act’ ★★★★★ Chortle Studio

TripAdvisor ‘Why go to a standard cinema when you can make an evening of it by enjoying a meal and a film - great value for money. Friendly staff and brilliant atmosphere.’

★★★★★ TripAdvisor (May 2018)

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Night Market and Artisan Fair Fri 16 Nov 5pm - 10pm and Sat 17 Nov 10am - 3pm This year our ever popular Artisan Fair has a new night-time dimension. The night market is an atmospheric evening perfect to browse for unique artisan presents. With stalls in the 18th century Long Barn and live music, plus all your favourite festive snacks and beverages together with a well stocked bar featuring craft ales, fine wines and a full food menu. WHY? Your Christmas shopping just got a whole load more fun! Long Barn Free entry

Never 42 Sat 17 Nov 8pm The UK’s premier tribute to Level 42. The line up includes Howie Rogers (bass and vocals), Garreth Hicklin (keyboards and vocals), Mike Wheeler (drums and vocals), Tom Wright (guitar and vocals) and Richard Pardy (sax). They perform Level 42’s greatest hits alongside fan favourites. WHY? Expect to hear Livin it up (The Sun Goes Down), Lessons In Love, Something About You, The Chant Has Begun, Starchild, Are You Hearing What I Hear, Hot Water… and so many more! Courtyard Theatre £17

Alvin Youngblood Hart Sun 18 Nov 7.30pm The New Orleans native is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of country blues. Alvin is known as a faithful torchbearer for 1960s and 1970s guitar rock, Western Swing and vintage country. He is a Grammy Award winner and has released a Grammy Award nominated album. WHY? ‘The boy got thunder in his hands!’ Taj Mahal Studio


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Larry Dean - Bampot Thur 22 Nov 8pm

The comedian performs a new hour of ‘unexpected and excellent’ ★★★★ (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem. As seen on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and Roast Battle. Larry is winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award 2016 and nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2015. WHY? ‘Confessional storytelling at its funniest’ ★★★★★ The Herald

Norden Farm Associate Company Maidenhead Music Society presents

The Abingdon Wind Ensemble Thur 22 Nov 7.30pm Danzi Wind Quintet in B flat Major Milhaud La Cheminée du Roi Ibert Trois Pièces Brèves René Parker Mississippi Five FranÇaix Wind Quintet no 1 The wind quintet of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn was formed when its members were at the Royal Academy of Music. They have since played at prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall. WHY? Be delighted as the Abingdon explore the repertoire for wind chamber musics Courtyard Theatre £15, MMS Members £10

Studio £10

Jazz at the Farm presents

Jim Mullen TripAdvisor ‘This is a real gem... They show cinema, live music, dance, comedy and everything else you can think of!’

TripAdvisor (April 2018)

Fri 23 Nov 8pm One of the world’s leading jazz guitarists and an icon of the UK jazz scene. Jim’s bountiful and melodic sounds will enchant you. He’s known for his work with Average White Band and being one half of jazz funk band Morrissey-Mullen. He performs with his rhythm section of choice: Clark Tracey (drums), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alex Hutton (piano). WHY? ‘Mullen’s palette of raunchy blues, graceful bebop and purring tenderness still glows’ The Guardian Studio £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Sept - Dec 2018

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The Big Berkshire Beach Gig Big Band Concertini 05 Son Yambu Building closed for maintenance Building closed for maintenance Building closed for maintenance Building closed for maintenance Building closed for maintenance Building closed for maintenance Building closed for maintenance Building closed for maintenance Film - title tbc RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor Summer Concert Series 4: Mozart Plus La Boheme on Sydney Harbour 06 Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash 07 The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace Film - title tbc Film - title tbc Film - title tbc 07 The Temple Ensemble 07 Gary Delaney - Gagster’s Paradise 07 The Australian Ballet: The Merry Widow 07 Gregg Wallace - Doesn’t Get Tougher Than This Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt 05 08 Pivate Hire Pivate Hire 10 Pivate Hire 09 The Marriage of Figaro The Marriage of Figaro The Marriage of Figaro Film - title tbc 10 10 Film - title tbc Film - title tbc The Muddy Choir Dr Phil Hammond - Happy Birthday NHS? Globe on Screen: A Winter's Tale Limehouse Lizzy NT Live: Julie Maidenhead Festival of Music

Studio / Long Barn (LB) Kite Festival (Boyn Grove Park)

A Harvest of Jazz with Matt Holland The Vinyl Frontier Nunsense Nunsense Nunsense Nunsense Sunday Stories Son of Town Hall A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) James & Black Princess Charming Dan Walsh and Alistair Anderson


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Viviana Zarbo Jazz Trio Sunday Stories Rachel Harrington

Film - title tbc Oscar Wilde Season Live: Importance of Being Earnest Maidenhead Festival of Music 12 Maidenhead Festival of Music Fairport Convention 13 Maidenhead Festival of Music Private Hire 14 Ayesha Hazarika - Girl on Girl: The Fight for Feminism Maidenhead Festival of Music 12 Maidenhead Festival of Music 15 Patrick Monahan - #Goals Maidenhead Festival of Music 3 Maidenhead Festival of Music Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour Film - title tbc Film - title tbc NT Live: King Lear Film - title tbc 13 Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage An Enemy Of The People No Jacket Required - The Phil Collins Tribute 07 The Vinyl Frontier Pivate Hire The Musicians of Bremen James Campbell - The Halariously Funny World Of… Funny Girl - The Musical 16 Singalong Concertini 17 Rachael McShane and the Cartographers The Heath Quartet 16 Snow White Rose Red Bear Brown 17 The Slogan Ramblers Film - title tbc 16 Snow White Rose Red Bear Brown 17 Julian Siegal (saxes) Funny Girl - The Musical 18 Steve Bugeja - Almost The Thinking Drinkers - Pub Crawl ROH: Die Walkure 16 Monski Mouse's Dance Hall 18 Katharsis Film - title tbc Film - title tbc ROH: Die Walkure 19 Tales from Transylvania


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Film - title tbc 19 Juan Martin Bob Drury's Viva Neil Diamond 19 Croft and Pierce - Double Take St John's Chamber Orchestra A Celebration of Gershwin, Porter and other greats Film - title tbc 20 Film - title tbc Film - title tbc Oscar Wilde Live: An Ideal Husband Film - title tbc 20 Canary Film - title tbc 21 Felicity Ward - Busting A Nut James Mullinger Live - One Night Only 21 Harry Manx Film - title tbc 05 Sunday Stories Private Hire Oscar Wilde Season Live: A Woman of No Importance ROH Live: La Bayadere RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida Christian Garrick and his Budapest CafĂŠ Orchestra Film - title tbc 22 Lucy Frederick and David Mills Double Bill 22 Artisan Fair Night Market (LB) Never 42 23 Artisan Fair (LB) Private Hire 23 Alvin Youngblood Hart Private Hire NT Live: The Madness of King George Film - title tbc The Abingdon Wind Ensemble 24 Larry Dean - Bampot Zoe Lyons - Entry Level Human 24 Jim Mullen (guitars) Soul Kinda Wonderful 07 The Vinyl Frontier Incompatible Couples 28 Faustus Film - title tbc Film - title tbc Film - title tbc Festive Floral Roadshow - The Beanstalk Tale The Kast Off Kinks

Film - title tbc Jewel Tones - December Delight Film - title tbc Film - title tbc Film - title tbc The Fabilous Duck Bros Film - title tbc The Zoots -Sound of the 60's Film - title tbc Film - title tbc A Christmas Carol Film - title tbc Film - title tbc Stephen K Amos: Bouquets and Brickbats Stephen K Amos: Bouquets and Brickbats ROH Live: Nutcracker Film - title tbc Cara Dillon - Upon a Winter's Night A Charity Christmas Concert Film - title tbc An Evening of Burlesque and Cabaret Film - title tbc

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New Year's Day Concert

From Tales in Moominvalley

Tuesday 20 November - Sunday 30 December



James Phelan - Trickster


Pop Music

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Harry and Chris Save the World Community Lantern Parade (Town Centre)

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The Vinyl Frontier Clare Deniz -Trio Pierne Concert

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Seasons Greetings with Steve Waterman (trumpet) Silent Disco Christmas Ceilidh (LB)


New Year's Eve Hoedown at the Farm

Zoe Lyons Entry Level Human Fri 23 Nov 8pm Zoe is a regular on BBC2’s Mock The Week and BBC1’s Live at the Apollo. She is also all over BBC Radio 4, with stints on The News Quiz, Just a Minute and The Now Show. All this makes it sound like Zoe Lyons has some sort of idea what she’s doing in life. But does she? Or is she the perfect example of an Entry Level Human? WHY? ‘Confident and razor sharp’ The Observer Courtyard Theatre £15

£17 Soul Kinda Wonderful Sat 24 Nov 8pm The UK’s number one tribute to the legendary Drifters and award winners at the National Tribute awards. They breathe new life into songs such as Saturday Night at the Movies, Under the Boardwalk and Stand by Me. Expect three separate shows in one as the set includes Motown from The Four Tops and Temptations plus 70s disco classics such as Disco Inferno and Love Train. WHY? Led by Richie Sampson - a former member of the hit recording group The Drifters Courtyard Theatre


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Incompatible Couples An Evening of Musical Theatre Classics Sun 25 Nov 7.30pm Join West End leads Stephen John Davis (Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, Les Miserable, South Pacific) and Jane Bardos (Phantom of the Opera, Carousel, West Side Story, Singin’ in the Rain) for a lighthearted and varied repertoire of musical theatre’s most famous love stories! WHY? A fabulous, light-hearted evening of musical theatre classics Courtyard Theatre £18 ARTISTIC HIRE

The Kast Off Kinks Fri 30 Nov 8pm

RM Promotions present


Sun 25 Nov 8pm Three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Steeleye Span, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). Deeply rooted in the English tradition, they are brought together in a virtuosic display of strong vocals, musicianship and testosterone. WHY? ‘One of Britain’s outstanding folk bands’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Former members of legendary band The Kinks re-live the good times. The line-up features Mick Avory (original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/ vocals, Kinks 1980s/1990s and still with Sir Ray Davies), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 1960s/1970s) alongside Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding and Tim Rose). WHY? Expect iconic hits including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset and more Courtyard Theatre

Studio £17.50

Festive Floral Roadshow - The Beanstalk Tale


Thur 29 Nov 8pm Multi award winning floral designer Mig Kimpton brings a fresh approach to festive floral design. Watch Mig create amazing festive designs from scratch, using fresh flowers and unusual materials WHY? Mig combines his theatrical past with his extensive experience of working with flowers, to provide an evening of flowers, fun and festive excitement! Courtyard Theatre £15

Jewel Tones December Delights Sun 2 Dec 7pm Courtyard Theatre £10 COMMUNITY HIRE

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Facebook ‘Had a fab morning with the kids, staff are friendly and food was great! Highly recommend to all friends...’ ★★★★★ Facebook (May 2018) AGE

James Phelan Trickster Sat 1 Dec 8pm A night of light hearted, prank focused magic – utilising audience participation to comic effect. Described by the Radio Times as having ‘a cheeky charm’, join James for an evening of entertainment that is both jaw-dropping and laugh-out-loud funny.

A Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre production in association with Latitude Festival


Pop Music Tues 4 Dec 7.30pm A wedding. A free bar. G and Kayla’s lives are a mess but tonight they’re determined to have it large. Their veins course with adrenaline and prosecco as they take an epic journey through thirty years of pop. Can the DJ save them as they become Dancing Queens, reliving their Teenage Dream, Staying Out for The Summer and Spicing Up Their Lives? WHY? For anyone that’s ever been a dick on the dance floor Studio £12 (£10 conc)

WHY? James is nephew of the late Paul Daniels and has headlined for The Magic Circle Studio £15

The Fabulous Duck Bros Tribute to the Music of Eric Clapton Thur 6 Dec 8pm The Fabulous Duck Bros perform songs produced by Eric throughout his long career. These include the great songs of 24 Nights, The Blues Era, his time with Derek and the Dominoes and with the Cream. WHY? Expect classics such as Layla, Wonderful Tonight, Forever Man, I Shot the Sheriff and more Courtyard Theatre £15


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Norden Farm presents

Harry and Chris Save the World

Fri 7 Dec 8pm The hottest comedy-rap-jazz duo out there. They might also be the only one. Last year they prevented a apocalypse and got a panda pregnant, so they’re now drunk on comedy-rap-jazz power, intent on bringing love and laughter to a world that needs both more than ever.

The Carnival of the Animals - Maidenhead’s Community Lantern Parade Sat 8 Dec from 4.30pm

WHY? ‘A wonderful blend of infectious songs packed with sharp, clever wordplay’ ★★★★★ The Sunday Post

The 10th anniversary of our annual parade brings the local community together to light up the town centre. Create lanterns at family workshops in the weeks before the parade then join us for live music, entertainment and celebrations. See page 45 for workshop details and keep an eye on our website for all parade day information. A 10th anniversary retrospective exhibition will open in the Gallery on Tuesday 15 January.

Studio £12.50

Maidenhead Town Centre

Corporate Membership Keeping Norden Farm at the HeART of the Community Corporate Members enjoy a number of unique benefits including, but not limited to, discounted corporate hospitality, special offers and complimentary seats for your employees and clients, as well as a number of marketing opportunities to support your own lead generation. Membership starts from £500 a year. If you would like more information or a brochure, please contact Jane Corry at

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Stephen K Amos: Bouquets and Brickbats Fri 14 and Sat 15 Dec 8pm

The Zoots - Sounds of the 60s Sat 8 Dec 8pm Experience the sixties show that’s wowing audiences around the world. It’s sold out and headlined venues from the Palladium to Old Trafford. The five piece band perform the 60s hits that everyone loves. Expect The Beatles, The Stones, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, The Searchers, The Four Seasons, Elvis and more. WHY? ‘The Zoots are impossible not to like’ The Stage Courtyard Theatre £18

As Brexit looms on, Trump reigns rampant and everyone seems pushed to extremes, Stephen’s main aim is to cheer us up. As seen on BBC’s QI, The People’s History of LGBT, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You and BBC Radio 4’s What Does The K Stand For?. WHY? ‘Deliciously deft… we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout… you’ll leave the show smiling’ The Times Courtyard Theatre £17.50 AGE


Clare Deniz - Trio Pierné Concert Sun 16 Dec 7.30pm Handel Sonata in B minor ‘Halle’Handel Beethoven Seven Variations on a theme from Magic Flute (cello/piano) Kuhlau Grand trio in G major Op 119 Debussy Syrinx (solo flute) Kuhlau Trio Debussy Trio Op 86 This exciting trio comprises of Lois Geldard (flute), Clare Deniz (cello) and Alan Brown (piano). WHY? A delightful concert sharing a sparkling and effervescent repertory Studio £14 (£12 conc)


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FILM@ NORDEN FARM Enjoy the best of art-house, independent and foreign language films. Ask for a copy of our latest film brochure


Maidenhead Concert Band presents

Cara Dillon Upon a Winter’s Night

A Charity Christmas Concert in Aid of The Brett Foundation

Tues 18 Dec 8pm Cara and her band capture the mystery of Christmas with a collection of songs ancient and modern. They weave Celtic and folksy rhythms alongside reverent and atmospheric carols while Cara holds the darkness at bay with the purity of her voice. The Christmas story is retold with genuine wonder and celebrated with the dignity, passion and beauty it deserves.

WHY? A good night out for the whole family Courtyard Theatre £9

RM Promotions present

WHY? ‘Simple and stunning’ The Sunday Times Courtyard Theatre

Wed 19 Dec 7.45pm A mixture of songs from the shows, Big Band sounds, popular classics and some Christmas music.


Hundred Watt Club presents

An Evening of Burlesque and Cabaret Fri 21 Dec 8pm Have you been naughty or nice this year? Hundred Watt Club’s gift to you is this hot toddy of a show, jam packed full of festive burlesque, cabaret, circus and drag acts. Always seductive, always sublime, and always that little bit ridiculous. This is an evening of vintage inspired, Christmas themed entertainment.



WHY? Perfect for an alternative festive night out with work or friends Courtyard Theatre £16

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Jazz at the Farm presents

Seasons Greetings with Steve Waterman (trumpet, flugel)

The Vinyl Frontier presents

Fri 21 Dec 8pm A long awaited return of this great UK jazz artist. Steve is one of the busiest jazz musicians in Europe. Steve forms an excellent duo with the flowing sounds from the young saxophonist Piers Green. They are joined by The Pendulum Trio: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums). WHY? Steve has won numerous jazz awards over the years, including a BBC British Jazz Award Studio £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Sat 22 Dec 8pm After the sell out inaugural Silent Disco this summer, Jeff and Dave return. They’ll be doing battle on the dance floor as one plays 80s and one plays 90s.

Silent Disco

WHY? With some festive tunes thrown in, you decide which decade to listen and dance to! Studio £15

Sponsor a Seat

A wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion, to dedicate in memory of a loved one or to show your support for Norden Farm. For £250 we will engrave your name or dedication on a plaque for one of the Courtyard Theatre seats. Your plaque will remain in place for 10 years. For more information visit our website or contact the Box Office on 01628 788997 or


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Christmas Ceilidh Sat 22 Dec 7.30pm An evening of dance in the atmospheric 18th century Long Barn. A caller will guide you through the dances while ceilidh band Nedron’s Jig provide the live music.

St John’s Chamber Players present

WHY? A perfect social event for Christmas parties Long Barn £15 (£13 conc)

Tues 1 Jan 7.30pm The annual sell out concert returns for a 18th year.

New Year’s Day Concert WHY? With a programme including Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and works by JS Bach and Handel Courtyard Theatre £18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)


12+ YEARS New Year’s Eve Hoedown at The Farm Mon 31 Dec 8.30pm Heck yeah, it’s a hoedown! Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2019! Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine for foot stomping, rip-roaring, thigh-slapping traditional music and a night of all types of barn dancing. A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year’s Eve! WHY? Dust off your cowboy hats, gingham checks or general fancy dress for frolics on the Courtyard Theatre dance floor Norden Farm £20 before 31 October, £25 after Supporters £17 before 31 October, £22 after

Order your interval drinks in advance and beat the rush at the bar!

Now booking for Spring 19! Paddington’s First Concert Sat 12 Jan 11.30am and 2pm Courtyard Theatre £10 (£8 under 16s) Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Hal Cruttenden - Chubster Fri 11 and Sat 12 Jan 8pm Courtyard Theatre £18

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Quick Guide

A du l t Cl as s e s

Classes & Activities

Ch i l dr e n s Cl as s e s

Regular Classes Monday Monday Morning Yoga pg 38 Tai Chi Chaun pg 38

Tuesday Mindfulness pg 36 Creative Arts Social Club pg 36 Maidenhead

Community Choir

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Book Club (Monthly) pg 36

Acoustic Guitar pg 37

Wine Club pg 37

Align and Flow Yoga pg 40

Line Dancing pg 37

Acoustic Guitar pg 37

Zumba pg 38

Yoga pg 39

Painting Studies pg 40

Zumba pg 40

Calligraphy pg 39

Make Silver Jewellery pg 39

Make Silver Jewellery pg 40

Crochet and Rosé pg 40

Introduction to Jewellery Making pg 39

Acrylics and Mixed Media pg 39

Pre School Jewellery Norden Farm Dance Improv Group Making with Little Wrigglers Beadylicious pg 36 pg 38 pg 42 Floristry pg 37 Pre School Splat! Teddies Messy Play Short Art Music Club pg 42 Courses pg 42 pg 38 Pilates pg 38 Pre School Ballet Beats pg 42

Youth Theatre Norden Lights pg 43

Pre School Youth Theatre Youth Theatre Dance Norden Lights Norden Lights Little Wrigglers pg 43 pg 43 pg 42 Digi Den pg 44

Digi Den II pg 42 Bollywood pg 42 Youth Dance pg 44

One Off Classes and Workshops Sept


Portrait Drawing [pg 41] One Day Art Class - The Enchanted Garden [pg 41] Big Dog Little Dog: Parent and Child Yoga [pg 44] Big Dog Little Dog: Improvers [pg 44]

Life Drawing [pg 41] Printing for Christmas - Cards and Decorations [pg 41] One Day Art Class - On Reflection [pg 41] Big Dog Little Dog: Parent and Child Yoga [pg 44] The Carnival of the Animals: Lantern Making Workshops [pg 45]

Oct Portrait Drawing [pg 41] One Day Art Class - The Selfie and Self Portrait [pg 41] One Day Art Class - Black and White [pg 41] Big Dog Little Dog: Parent and Child Yoga [pg 44] Big Dog Little Dog: Improvers [pg 44]


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Dec Big Dog Little Dog: Parent and Child Yoga [pg 44] The Carnival of the Animals: Lantern Making Workshops [pg 45]

Regular Classes For adults

Norden Farm


Inspiring evening classes and workshops in a friendly environment. Enjoy a drink in the Café Bar before or after the session with your new classmates

Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl Tues 11 Sept - 4 Dec (exc 25 Sept, 16 - 30 Oct) 7pm - 8.15pm | £90 for 9 week term For all those who enjoy singing a toe-tapping repertoire, from Bach to the Beatles and Gershwin to Gospel. No audition or sight-reading required. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Creative Arts Social Club

Norden Farm Improv Group

Led by Amanda Schenk

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Tues 2 -16 Oct and Tues 30 Oct - 20 Nov 7.30pm - 9pm £36 per 3 week course £48 per 4 week course A sociable group for people who enjoy making art. Do you have a box of art materials that you keep meaning to use? Did you used to make art? Are you inspired to create when you go to exhibitions? Professional artist Amanda Schenk leads this creative community. Play with materials and explore your arty side.


Tues 11 Sept - 4 Dec (exc 23 Oct) 8.30pm - 10pm £8 per class or £88 for 12 week course A drama group for adults based on improvisation skills and techniques. Fuel your imagination and liberate your creativity while connecting with new people in these fun weekly sessions that will explore improvisation variously with props, music and topical debate.

Led by Jane Barker

Book Club

Tues 23 Oct, 13 Nov and 11 Dec 7.30pm - 9pm | £10 per session

Wed 12 Sept, 3 Oct, 7 Nov and 5 Dec 7.30pm - 9.30pm £5 per session including a drink from the bar

Step out of ‘busy, busy, doing, doing’ and drop into just ‘being’. Learn how to focus on the present to help manage thoughts and feelings and to improve mental wellbeing.

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

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Acoustic Guitar

Led by Richard Lee Wed 12 Sept - 10 Oct and 31 Oct - 28 Nov Absolute Beginners | 7pm - 8pm Beginners | 8.15pm - 9.15pm Thur 13 Sept - 18 Oct (exc 27 Sept) and 1 Nov - 29 Nov Beginners | 7pm - 8pm Intermediate | 8.15pm - 9.15pm £40 per 5 week course Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen Sun 16 Sept - 16 Dec (exc 21 and 28 Oct) 6.15pm - 7.45pm | £7 per class A mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing style. With a variety of music from Shania Twain and Keith Urban (country) to Rebecca Ferguson and Megan Trainer (pop) with everything in between. No partner necessary.

Floristry Night School

Led by Louise Temple Tuesdays | 7pm - 9pm £30 per session plus £15 materials fee Hands on and creative workshops led by a professional florist.

Autumnal Table Decoration Tues 25 Sept Celebrate Autumn’s beautiful and stunning seasonal foliages and flowers whilst developing a new skill.

Christmas Wreath Making Tues 27 Nov £27.50 plus £20 materials fee to tutor Learn how to create a handmade door wreath year after year. Handpick from a vast array of materials to make an individual design.

Wine Club

Led by The Wine Inspector Fri 14 Sept, 12 Oct, 9 Nov and 7 Dec 8pm - 9pm | £15 per session A series of workshops exploring the wonderful world of wine! All you need is your palate and an open mind - no experience necessary! Our resident wine expert uncorks the doors of wine, tasting 3 wines each month.

Wine Club Fine Wine Evening


Led by The Wine Inspector Fri 23 Nov | 8pm - 9.30pm | £25

Christmas Table Decoration

A helping hand with the hunt for the Christmas special - try 6 wines carefully selected from various accessible and local retailers.

Tues 4 Dec Learn some floristry tips to create the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one to take home and enjoy.

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Monday Morning Yoga

Short Art Courses

Led by Julie Potter Mon 17 Sept - 5 Nov (exc 8 and 22 Oct) and Mon 12 Nov - 17 Dec £10 per class £42 for 6 week course Practise gentle spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, basic yogic breathing techniques and guided meditations. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Tai Chi Chuan

Led by Patricia Miller Mon 17 Sept - 5 Nov (exc 8 and 22 Oct) and Mon 12 Nov - 17 Dec Improvers | 1pm - 2pm £7 per class Beginners | 2.15pm - 3.15pm £42 per 6 week course Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, reduce stress, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones. Suitable for all levels of experience.


Led by Jo Hall £70 for 4 week course

Rain or Shine Tues 11 Sept - 9 Oct (exc 2 Oct) | 10am - 1pm Make ink and watercolour drawings of constructions in the landscape – from allotment sheds and stone walls, to dolmens and ancient hill forts. Inspired by the works of John Piper. These may include resist and found paper collage elements. Please bring own materials.



Led by Zoe Brennan Tues 11 Sept - 9 Oct, 16 Oct 13 Nov and 20 Nov - 18 Dec Intermediate | 11.30am - 12.30pm Beginners | 12.45pm - 1.45pm £12 per class £50 per 5 week course

Shacks, Stones, Walls and Ruins

Join our Beginners class if you want to improve flexibility, co-ordination, posture, balance, breathing and focus on stabilising the core. The Intermediate class is suitable if you have some Pilates experience but are looking for a more challenging class.

Use soft pastel to depict our changing weather, rain, mist, wind and snow, and perhaps even sunshine! Cloud and storm studies by John Constable, Turner and the contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, will be referenced. Please bring own materials.

Tues 16 Oct - 6 Nov 10am - 1pm

Jewellery Making with Beadylicious Led by Diana Estornel Wed 12 Sept - 10 Oct 11am - 1pm £80 per 5 week term

Learn techniques to create one of a kind beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings with sterling silver finishings. Find out about findings, stringing, crimping and choose from an array of beautiful beads. Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor for 5 weeks £25 (approx).



Led by Annet Bowler Thur 13 Sept - 6 Dec (exc 25 Oct and 1 Nov) 10am - 11am £6 per class A fun, friendly and easy to follow dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

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Acrylics and Mixed Media


Led by Stuart Maxwell Beginners Thur 13 Sept - 11 Oct Intermediate Thur 18 Oct - 8 Nov 2.30pm - 4.30pm £55 for 5 week course £45 for 4 week course The beginners course introduces calligraphy using arguably the most popular and accessible hand - Italic. The intermediate course is for students who wish to expand their skills in the italic and gothic hands. Materials cost to tutor £10.

Led by Karen Carter Fridays | 10.30am - 3.30pm £38 per class Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials and see our website for more details.

Make Silver Jewellery Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson Fri 14 Sept - 12 Oct 10am - 12pm and 12.15pm – 2.15pm Fri 19 Oct - 9 Nov 10am - 12.30pm and 12.45pm - 3.15pm Beginners learn techniques including sawing, filing, polishing, ring making, stone setting and soldering. More experienced participants are taken forward with their skills. Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor for 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Introduction to Jewellery Making With Grant Forsyth Thur 13 Sept - 11 Oct and 18 Oct - 8 Nov 10am - 11.30pm and 12pm - 1.30pm £63 for 5 week course £51 for 4 week course

Learn the fundamentals of jewellery making and design, including mark making and stone setting. Advanced students are welcome to join and expand their skills and create their own design led work. Materials cost to tutor £28 (approx).



Quirky Still Life Fri 21 Sept


Led by Julie Potter Fri 14 Sept - 19 Oct and Fri 2 Nov - 14 Dec Intermediate 9.30am - 10.45am Intermediate 11am - 12.15pm £42 per 6 week course £49 per 7 week course (£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session) Classes for all ages and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class. Practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

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Paul Klee Inspired Townscapes Fri 5 Oct

Autumn Woodlands Fri 26 Oct

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Painting Studies

Align & Flow Yoga

Led by Caroline Crawford Saturdays | 10am - 3pm | £44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session Suitable for all levels of experience. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor. See our website for more details.

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page Sat 15 Sept - 8 Dec (exc 10 Nov) 10am - 11.15am | £9 per class £96 per 12 week term Tone, stretch, strengthen, calm and renew in this friendly and inspiring dynamic yoga class. With a precise alignment focus and always time at the end for relaxation.

Make Silver Jewellery Workshops Led by Janet Richardson Silver workshops Sat 15 Sept, 27 Oct and 10 Nov

Water Lillies in Acrylic Paints Sat 6 Oct

Metal clay workshop Sat 3 Nov 10am - 4pm £50 per workshop plus materials fee Beginners can create up to three pieces and there are projects to follow if you wish, to help you learn techniques and make beautiful pieces of jewellery. Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor dependent on weight of what you make.


Zumba John Piper inspired building study in mixed media Sat 10 Nov

Led by Annet Bowler Sun 16 Sept - 16 Dec (exc 14, 21, 28 Oct) 11am - 12pm £6 per class A fun and friendly, easy to follow class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Woods Sun 23 Sept, 28 Oct, 25 Nov and 23 Dec 4pm - 5.30pm £5 includes a drink from the bar

Winter landscape study in watercolours Sat 1 Dec

Do you like to crochet or knit? Or have you ever wanted to learn? A relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice. Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available for if you just wanted to give it a go!

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One off classes and workshops for adults Portrait Drawing Led by Harriet Brittaine Sat 22 Sept and Sat 20 Oct 10am - 3pm | £34

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine Sat 3 Nov and Sat 24 Nov 2pm - 5pm | £25 per session 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 experimental techniques!.

Printing for Christmas - Cards and Decorations

Led by Karen Carter Thur 15 Nov 10.30am - 3.30pm £38 Discover the world of printing on fabric, paper and card using high-density foam and polystyrene. Create prints suitable for cards, decorations and fabric things! Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor £5.

One Day Art Classes Led by Jo Hall

10am - 3pm | £38 Please bring own materials unless stated

Black and White The Enchanted Garden

Sat 27 Oct

Sat 29 Sept

Taking inspiration from Paul Klee and Richard Cartwright, create magic gardens in watercolour and/or pastel.

Work with black paper, white paper, black ink and white ink to discover the power of working in areas and lines of stark black and white. Materials cost to tutor £5

The Selfie and Self Portrait

On Reflection

Sat 13 Oct

Sun 18 Nov

Bring a print of a ‘selfie’ photograph of yourself and a small mirror. Spend the day sketching then painting a self portrait in pastel and/or watercolour.

Set up a small still life on a piece of mirror card record arrangements in charcoal or pencil before painting a composition in pastel.


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Regular classes


For children and young people

Pre School Classes

Little Wrigglers Led by Bethany Hearn Mondays (from 17 Sept exc 8 Oct and 22 Oct) Fridays (from 14 Sept exc 26 Oct) 10am - 10.45am £6 | £4.50 siblings £20 for block booking of 4 sessions A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime. Suitable for ages 2+ years.

Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey Mondays (from 24 Sept exc 8 Oct and 22 Oct) 11.30am - 12.15pm £6 | £4.50 siblings £20 for block booking of 4 sessions Giving children the opportunity to learn and explore through exciting and fun art activities and we do all the clearing up! Suitable for ages 6+ months

Bollywood Dance Led by Geeta Rai Tuesdays (from Tues 11 Sept) 6+ years 4.30pm - 5.30pm £67 per 10 week term

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

Digi Den II Ballet Beats

Pre School Ballet Classes Led by Abbi Lewin Tuesdays (from 11 Sept exc 2 Oct, 23 Oct) 2 - 3 years | 10am - 10.30am 3 - 4 years | 10.45am - 11.15am £6 A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Teddies Music Club Wednesdays (from 12 Sept exc 24 Oct) 10am - 11am £6 (including one adult) £4 per siblings or additional adult We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing! Energetic, lively and fun with a singer and musician at every session. Suitable for ages 0-5 years

Led by DJ Mhlanga Tuesdays (from Tues 11 Sept) School Year 7 - 13 4.30pm - 6pm £80 per 10 week term The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the term. Take advantage of our hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stopmotion animation, using green screen special effects and more! Suitable for all levels of experience.

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Youth Theatre Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight! Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew. Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week. Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you. Class










School Years 2 & 3


School Years 4, 5 & 6


School Years 7, 8 & 9


4.15pm - 5.15pm 5.30pm - 6.30pm 4.40pm - 6.40pm

School Years 8, 9, 10 & 11

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School Years 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 4pm - 6pm


School Years 12+

6.45pm - 8.45pm

*Price per term

‘Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting’ Lizzy Maillard ‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson ‘Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I’m working full-time in television’ Kat Mace

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


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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton Tuesdays (from Tues 11 Sept exc 2 Oct and 23 Oct) 9+ years l 5.45pm - 7pm l £67 per 10 week term A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of current music. This is contemporary dance smashed up and easy to learn! All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.


Digi Den

Led by DJ Mhlanga Fridays (from 14 Sept exc 28 Sept and 26 Oct) School Year 7 - 13 | 5pm - 6.30pm £80 per 10 week term Our original digital arts club. See Tuesday class for term information.

One-off classes and workshops For children and young people

Big Dog Little Dog: Parent and Child Yoga Led by Carly Brown Sun 23 Sept and 14 Oct | 11.15am - 12.15pm Sun 11 Nov and 9 Dec | 10am - 11am

A class for grown ups and their little ones. Connect through movement and breath. Learn yoga postures, a gentle bedtime yoga sequence, meditations based on popular fairy tales and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience needed.


Led by Carly Brown Sun 23 Sept - 14 Oct (exc 30 Sept) 10am - 11am | £50 for 3 week term A course for grown ups and their little ones. Cover postures, movement sequences, breath work, meditations, acro yoga and more. Bring one yoga mat (per pair) and a blanket each. Suitable for age 4 - 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult.

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Norden Farm Sun 18 and 25 Nov, Sun 2 Dec 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm Maidenhead Town Centre Sat 17 and 24 Nov, Sat 1 Dec 10am - 4pm (drop in)

£4 per person

Last chance workshop (drop in) Maidenhead Town Centre Sat 8 Dec | 10.30am - 2pm Get ready to join the parade! Weave and decorate willow to create lanterns inspired by the animal world. Lanterns created at these family workshops will by illuminated at Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 8 December. Suitable for all ages and all the family.

Sat 8 Dec Outside Maidenhead Town Hall Free event!

Education and Community Outreach Farm Out Norden Farm’s Education and Community Outreach programme is led by our Education Manager, Robyn Bunyan. The programme includes work within primary and secondary schools in the RBWM, which is generously supported by the Spoore, Merry and Rixman Foundation. It also includes special projects such as our annual Lantern Parade in December, The Maidenhead Beach during the summer holiday and Jump In! Youth Arts Festival at Easter. For a copy of our education brochure for primary schools or for more information about our special projects, please get in touch. Email Tel / 01628 682563


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Gallery Entry is free | Opening hours: Tues - Sat 5pm - 10.30pm and Sun 10.30am - 10pm Work on sale through the Box Office.

Maidenhead and Cookham Arts Trail

BlacknBluenotes Art Exhibition

Tues 11 - Sun 23 Sept

Tues 25 - Sun 30 Sept

Showcasing the work of many of the artists taking part in this year’s trail. Works in diverse media include painting, glass, jewellery, ceramics, printmaking and photography. The exhibition is open either side of the trail weekend itself (Sat 15 and Sun 16 Sept). Private View: Thur 13 Sept 6pm - 9pm.

Local artist and guitarist Glenn Stevenson showcases his love of influential musicians. They come alive through his detailed and life like pencil drawings. Meet the artist at his Private View on Thur 27 Sept 7pm - 9pm.

124 Studios Tues 2 - Sun 14 Oct

Maidenhead Painting Club Tues 30 Oct - Sat 10 Nov An energetic art group formed of amateur and professional artists. Members develop their creative and artistic skills through groups and tutored classes at Norden Farm and other venues. The Club offers innovative demonstrations, exciting sketching days, social events and exhibitions throughout the year.

A diverse group of artists who work and exhibit together in and around Maidenhead. Artworks in the exhibition range widely in style and medium. They include subjects such as portraits, flowers and abstraction.

Wintertide Tues 20 Nov - Mon 31 Dec As the days grow short and the evenings long, dark are the days of Wintertide. The Gallery is transformed with work by local children from our art competition. See the website for more details.

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Event Cinema for Autumn 2018 Tickets £15 (unless otherwise stated)

RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor Wed 12 Sept 7.15pm Run time tbc Live screening from Stratfordupon-Avon. John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.

Globe on Screen: A Winter’s Tale

Fri 5 Oct 11.30am | 180 mins Encore screening. Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable from the iconic Globe Theatre.

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour Sun 14 Oct 7.30pm | 150 min Encore screening. Join Britain’s ultimate pop star for a concert packed with six decades of timeless hits.


La Bohéme on Sydney Harbour

The Australian Ballet: The Merry Widow

NT Live: Julie

Oscar Wilde Season Live: Importance of Being Earnest

Fri 14 Sept 2pm | 150 mins Encore screening. Opera Australia’s glittering production from the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.

Sat 6 Oct 2pm and 8pm 95 mins Encore screening. A new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, starring Vanessa Kirby (The Crown).

NT Live: King Lear Wed 17 Oct 2pm and 8pm 225 mins Encore screening from London’s West End. Ian McKellen stars in this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s classic play.

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Sat 22 Sept 2pm | 114 mins Encore screening. Created especially for The Australian Ballet and captured live at the Sydney Opera House.

Tues 9 Oct 7pm | 165 mins Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.

Funny Girl The Musical

Wed 24 Oct 7pm Sat 27 Oct 2pm | 225 mins Live screening (Wednesday). Starring Sheridan Smith. Featuring a host of iconic numbers.

ROH Live: Die Walkure

Wed 31 Oct 2pm | 280 mins Live screening. Antonio Pappano conducts the second opera in Richard Wagner’s epic Der Ring Des Nibelungen.

ROH Live: La Bayadère

Tues 13 Nov 7.15pm 185 mins Live screening (Wednesday). Natalia Makarova’s production brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.

A Christmas Carol

Tues 11 Dec 8pm | 90 mins Simon Callow and directordesigner Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive story-telling.

Oscar Wilde Season Live: An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde Season Live: A Woman of No Importance

Wed 7 Nov 2pm | 160 mins Encore screening, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre. This still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.

Tues 13 Nov 2pm | 155 mins Encore screening from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama.

RSC Live: Troilus & Cressida

NT Live: The Madness of King George

Wed 14 Nov 7pm Run time tbc Live screening. Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested.

ROH Live: The Nutcracker

Sun 16 Dec 4.30pm | 150 mins Encore screening. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music, it is one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet.

Tues 20 Nov 7.15pm Run time tbc Live screening from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett.

NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra

Sun 30 Dec 2pm | Run time tbc An encore screening of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play the famous fated couple.

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How to Book Box Office Opening Hours Tues

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Online Booking

Postal Bookings Box Office Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Altwood Road Maidenhead SL6 4PF (Please do not send cash in the post, cheques made payable to Norden Farm Centre Trust Ltd)

Booking Fee All ticket transactions are subject to a £1 booking fee. This covers costs comprising box office ticketing software and service, web hosting fees, and server upkeep. Counter sales made in cash are exempt from the booking fee.

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Ticket Collection/Postage


If you would like your tickets posted out in advance, £1 will be added to your total booking cost. If paying by cheque, please add £1 per booking to all cheques (made payable to Norden Farm Centre Trust Ltd) or enclose an SAE.

Unless otherwise stated, concession rates are available to fully retired senior citizens, unwaged, students and under 16s.

Alternatively, you can collect your tickets from the Box Office. Ticket Exchange If you purchase tickets and subsequently find you are unable to attend, we may be able to exchange your tickets for another event. Please let us know at least 72 hours before the performance. For classes and workshops, please let us know at least 7 working days before the event. A charge of £1 per transaction is applicable. Please note that the programme is correct at time of going to print and is subject to change. Reserving tickets In most circumstances, tickets can be reserved for a maximum of five days. Tickets can be reserved no less than seven working days before the event.




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Join our email list Weekly listings information can be emailed to you, including special offers, competitions and advance notice of forthcoming events. To join, send your email and full address to boxoffice@nordenfarm. org or like our facebook page at nordenfarmcentreforthearts Disabled Access All performance and workshop spaces at Norden Farm provide total accessibility for those with disabilities. There are lifts throughout the venue, as well as ramped access and adapted toilet facilities. There is also an infra red system in the Courtyard Theatre for customers with hearing difficulties. Personal assistants accompanying disabled customers will receive a complimentary ticket; please advise the Box Office when purchasing your tickets. If you require a wheelchair seat please advise box office in advance of the performance.

How to Find Us


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Norden Farm Centre for the Arts is located on the west side of Maidenhead approximately 1.5 miles from the town centre.


Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF




Follow the signs from the A4 to Norden Farm. We have more than 80 parking spaces, with further space available at nearby Altwood School on busy nights. There are six parking spaces at the front of the building which are reserved for Blue Badge holders only. Please do not park in spaces reserved for disabled customers, or on the roads surrounding the area, as this is a residential area.

Centre for the Arts Maidenhead

To M4 Junction 8/9

By train

By bus

Trains run regularly to Maidenhead from Reading and London Paddington; Norden Farm is a short taxi ride from the station.

Courtney Coaches operates a bus service from the town centre to Wootton Way and back between 6.28am and 8.08pm (Route 5 & 5A).

The Board of Trustees

Patrons and Gold Members

Iain Donaldson Susan Flinders Norma Herdson Clifford Joseph Martin Kaye (Chair)

Petra Ali Mr & Mrs M Ashworth Mr Keith Bell Mr & Mrs G Blacker Mrs Rosemary Burfitt Mr Daniel Burton Mr Roger Coombs Mr & Mrs J Cotterill Mr & Mrs GR and SJ Eagle Mr Grahame Fisher Mr A Fox Mrs Eleanor Griffiths Mr Peter Griffiths Frankie Holness Mr Peter Ison Mrs Diana Le Clercq Dr C Lennie Mr DC Miles Griffiths

Clifford Perkins John Seymour Tony Stock Nick Winton

Supporters The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead The Spoore, Merry and Rixman Foundation Arts Council England Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust The Prince Philip Trust Fund RBWM Quarterly Grants Our Community Enterprise Hale & Company LLP Adobe Rothschild Foundation Discovery. with Three. Kidwells Park Trust Heathrow Community Foundation The Ernest Cook Trust The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation

Robert Miles Jan & Mike Moss Mrs H Petter Mrs Victoria Plotkin AR Redgrave Miss D Rewell Mr Paul Rutherford Mr & Mrs R and DM Sambrook Mr & Mrs Ralph Sheldon Mr & Mrs Sandy and Ruth Steven Mary and Tony Stock Mr & Mrs DH Stone Mrs Isabel Waida Mr H Wale Lisa Walden Mr & Mrs Steve and Seema Wallis Mr Michael Weston-Davies

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Venue Hire


Norden Farm is an ideal venue for your next meeting, team building event or networking day. Our award winning architecture, creative spaces and 18th century buildings include the Courtyard Theatre (capacity up to 270) and Long Barn (capacity up to 100). Norden Farm’s Sony 4K digital projector provides superior image and sound quality. Our wide range of services includes live transmission, making Norden Farm an exceptional choice for conferences.

Our theatre and barn spaces are also unique locations for your celebrations such as christenings, anniversary dinners or family gatherings.

For enquiries contact the Venue Hire Team on 01628 682555 or email

Become a part of Norden Farm The Norden Farm membership scheme offers a variety of benefits to people wishing to visit Norden Farm, support its artistic vision and participate in its AGM. Each year, members contribute over £35,000, raising valuable income towards delivering a high quality artistic programme and helping to maintain our unique venue. Last year, income from membership was enough to pay for our lighting and heating throughout the year. For more information, contact the Box Office on 01628 788997.

Add to all of the below: acknowledgment in brochure, one free Long Barn hire annually (T&Cs apply) and 10% catering discount

Gold Member

£500 Per year

Add to all of the below: acknowledgement on website, annual wine tasting reception, event discounts, no booking fee, 5% catering discount Add to your member’s rights: a newsletter, early brochure, priority booking period and free ticket exchange Attend and vote at the AGM, nominate and elect trustees

Silver Member

£120 Per year

Bronze Member


Per year

(£40 Advantage Card) Member


Norden Farm Autumn Brochure 2018  
Norden Farm Autumn Brochure 2018