Norden Farm Centre For The Arts

Norden Farm Centre For The Arts
Altwood Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4PF
  • Telephone 01628 788997
  • Food served Tue–Sat 11.30am–3pm & 5.30pm–7.45pm; Sun 12pm–2pm
  • Box office times Tue 11am–2pm & 2.30pm–8pm; Wed–Sun 10am–2pm & 2.30pm–8pm; Sun 2.30pm–8pm
  • Email
  • Website www.nordenfarm.org
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Norden Farm Centre For The Arts

Built on the site of a dairy farm Norden Farm is an arts centre supporting both professional and community artists. It offers a performance programme of film, theatre, music, visual arts and comedy. Classes are available for all ages and include dance, life drawing and musical instruments. Norden Farm Centre For The Arts also houses a cafe bar and is available as a venue for conferences, seminars, meetings and social functions.

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4Square

The quartet from Manchester performs its contemporary folk originals, complete with clog dancing fiddle player.

Thu 5 Oct

Studio

£12 / 01628 788997

  • 19:30

Ahir Shah: Control

  • 4 stars

The stand-up ponders freedom, fascism, history, hope, resistance and milk in an age of global socio-political turmoil.

Wed 18 Oct

Studio

£12 / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

As You Like It

Shakespeare's cheeky comedy, as told by Handlebards.

Tue 12 Sep

£14 (£12) / 01628 788997

  • 20:00
Courtyard Theatre

£14 (£12) / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

  • 4 stars

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Thu 9 Nov

£15 / 01628 788997

Ayesha Hazarika: The State of the Nation

Many comedians are focusing on politics at the minute - some with reason, some without. However if any stand-up is going to have an insight into the goings-on of Westminster then it will be Hazarika who used to work as a special advisor for the likes of Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband. Tonight she presents hilarious…

Sat 14 Oct

Studio

£14 (£12) / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Barefoot Opera: La Boheme

Puccini's classic opera in which aspiring novelist Rodolfo falls for immigrant cleaner Mimi, and discovers a harsh reality as their youthful passion brings joy and pain. Directed by Jenny Miller.

Thu 21 Sep

Courtyard Theatre

£17 / 01628 788997

  • 19:30

Bilimankhwe: The Tempest

Kate Stafford directs this pared-down, intense, urban production of Shakespeare's last play featuring the contemporary African dance choreography of Shyne Phiri and music by Malawian recording artist, Ben Mankhamba.

Tue 3 Oct

£14 (£12) / 01628 788997

  • 19:30

Cars 3

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Fee
  • Cast: Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington
  • UK release: 14 July 2017

Lightning (Wilson) is challenged by new car on the block, Jackson Storm (Hammer). The least interesting Pixar franchise rumbles on in a rudimentary cash-grab which is basically a training montage in search of a story, and Randy Newman’s score can’t save it from being a dull lunge for the finish line.

Tue 22 Aug

01628 788997

  • 11:30

Thu 24 Aug

01628 788997

  • 11:30

Thu 24 Aug

Courtyard Theatre

£16 (£14.50; Children £5 under 16s) / 01628 788997

St John's Chamber Players with pianist Robert Cheung perform Mahler's Piano Quartet in A Minor, Schubert/Liszt's Two Song Transcriptions, Schubert's Duo In A For Violin And Piano, Liszt's Liebestraume and Schubert's Quintet In A.

  • 20:00

Thu 7 Sep

Courtyard Theatre

£16 (£14.50; Children £5 under 16s) / 01628 788997

St John's Chamber Players with pianist Rebecca van den Berg perform Mozart's Flute Quartet In D, Schubert's 5 Songs and Piano Trio in E flat, Schumann's Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano and Liszt's Elegie For Cor Anglais.

  • 20:00

The Collector

Generation 27 Theatre presents a drama based on the classic novel by John Fowles about a socially awkward young man that collects butterflies and becomes infatuated with the beautiful, unapproachable art student Miranda Grey.

Sat 23 Sep

Studio

£15 (£13) / 01628 788997

  • 19:30

Danny Bhoy: Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together

The internationally renowned and critically acclaimed Scottish comedian sets out his vision for a brighter future through his particular brand of warm-hearted, observational storytelling.

Fri 10 Nov

£15 / 01628 788997

Dave Gorman: Work In Progress

The stand-up and television favourite takes a mischievous look at modern life and shares his observations and frustrations with a little help from his laptop.

Wed 13 Sep

Courtyard Theatre

£15 / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Fri 15 Sep

Courtyard Theatre

£15 / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Mon 18 Sep

Courtyard Theatre

£15 / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Driftwood

Casus present Driftwood, a circus show exploring our innate need for human contact.

Fri 3 Nov

Studio

£12 (£10) / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Ed Gamble

  • 4 stars

Solo comedy from the 2014 Chortle Award winner and star of BBC America's Almost Royal.

Fri 13 Oct

Courtyard Theatre

£14 / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Ellie Taylor: This Guy

Bubbly banter and energetic, upbeat wit from the former contestant on ITV's Show Me The Funny.

Fri 20 Oct

£14 / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

ELO Again

Relive the sounds of Elo including classics 'All Over The World', 'Evil Woman', 'Hold On Tight' and 'Roll Over Beethoven'.

Fri 17 Nov

Courtyard Theatre

£17.50 / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston
  • UK release: 18 November 2016

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace…

Tue 22 Aug

01628 788997

  • 14:00

Wed 23 Aug

Parent & baby

01628 788997

  • 11:00

Gabriel Latchin Trio

The pianist performs contemporary jazz with his accompanying musicians.

Sun 17 Sep

Studio

£12 (£10) / 01628 788997

  • 19:30

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

The Rhuddlan-based three-piece band plays traditional country blues with harmonies.

Fri 25 Aug

Studio

£12 (£10) / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

The Great British Take Off: Jon Culshaw & Bill Dare

A night of utterly spontaneous unscripted observations, recollections and character collections.

Fri 6 Oct

£20 / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

The Hairy Maclary and Friends Show

  • Written by: Lynley Dodd

Meet the doggy crew and their feline antagonists in a show for those aged 3+ based on the enormously popular books by Lynley Dodd.

Mon 23 Oct

Courtyard Theatre

£10 (Children £8; £32 four people) / 01628 788997

  • 11:30
  • 14:00

Tue 24 Oct

Courtyard Theatre

£10 (Children £8; £32 four people) / 01628 788997

  • 11:30
  • 14:00

Iain Stirling

Upbeat wit and gags from Edinburgh-born stand-up and BAFTA-nominated children's TV presenter.

Thu 22 Feb 2018

£13.44 / 01628 788997

In Our Hands

Smoking Apples present a play using puppetry and visual theatre to tell the story of Alf, a trawler fisherman, at a time when the industry is experiencing heavy scrutiny and fishing is under threat.

Thu 14 Sep

Studio

£12 (£10) / 01628 788997

  • 19:30

James Phelan: Trickster

Light-hearted, prank-focused magic.

Fri 22 Sep

Studio

£14 (£12) / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Jim Mullen

The guitarist play jazz with hints of blues, soul, funk and rock, accompanied by one of Ronnie Scott's favourite rhythm sections comprising pianist Alex Hutton, bassist Andy Cleyndert and drummer Clark Tracey.

Fri 20 Oct

Studio

£15 (£13; Children £5 under 16s) / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Joan

The tale of Joan of Arc told through story and cabaret.

Wed 1 Nov

Studio

£14 (£10) / 01628 788997

  • 19:30

Jonathan Pie: Live

  • 3 stars

The comic reveals the truth behind recent news events both home and abroad.

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£15 / 01628 788997

Sat 3 Feb 2018

£15 / 01628 788997

La La Land

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 6min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons
  • UK release: 13 January 2017

In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine.

Tue 22 Aug

01628 788997

  • 20:00

Wed 23 Aug

01628 788997

  • 14:00

Leveret

Trio playing traditional folk.

Fri 13 Oct

Studio

£16.50 / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Little Bird's Big Adventure

  • 2017
  • Germany
  • 1h 25min
  • U
  • Directed by: Toby Genkel, Reza Memari
  • Cast: Cooper Kelly Kramer, Shannon Conley, Marc Thompson, Jason Griffith, Erica Schroeder, Todd Garbeil

For his whole life, Richard the sparrow has thought he's a stork. When his stork family head south for the winter, Richard is left behind but, determined to prove himself as a stork, he follows them in their journey across Europe. Will he catch them up before it's too late?

Thu 24 Aug

01628 788997

  • 14:00

Little Red Robin Hood

A slapstick, glove show with beautifully crafted puppets, clowning and gentle humour.

Tue 22 Aug

£10 (Children £8 under 16s; £32) / 01628 788997

  • 11:30
  • 14:00

Mark Watson: MW

A mixture of classic and new material from the comic.

Fri 16 Feb 2018

£17 phone for availability / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Matt Richardson: Slash

Intelligent and energetic observational humour from the 2012 winner of Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival Best New Show award.

Sat 7 Oct

£12 / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Nik Kershaw

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first chart success the diminutive 80s pop star hits the road for his 'Me, Myself and I Tour', performing songs, telling tales and once again inflicting 'The Riddle' on the nation.

Fri 8 Sep

£25 / 01628 788997

  • 19:30

Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

Sat 16 Dec

£26.40 / 01628 788997

Sun 17 Dec

£26.40 / 01628 788997

Oye Santana

Tribute to the Latin-rock of Santana.

Thu 2 Nov

£17 / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Pete Firman

  • 4 stars

Entertainment from the comedian and magician, star of BBC 1's Magicians, bringing together weird tricks and a cocky performance.

Fri 29 Sep

Courtyard Theatre

£14 / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Rainbow Girls

The trio plays folk/blues rock with rich harmonies, and a soulful sound in its rawest form.

Sun 1 Oct

Studio

£12 ( £10) / 01628 788997

  • 19:30

Sam Braysher Quartet

The saxophonist-led ensemble perform

Sat 9 Sep

Studio

£12 / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Secret Cove Exhibition

An interactive art installation featuring work from Maidenhead primary schools created as part of The Beach project.

Tue 22 Aug

Free / 01628 788997

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Aug

Free / 01628 788997

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Aug

Free / 01628 788997

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Aug

Free / 01628 788997

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

  • 4 stars

Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, Sofie Hagen has been charming the UK with her spot-on comedy ever since. This is her brand new show, which we hope won't actually contain any dead baby frogs.

Fri 3 Nov

£13.20 (£11) / 01628 788997

St John's Chamber Orchestra

Nigel Wilkinson conducts the orchestra, with pianist Jianing Kong, for Mendelssohn's Overture from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Haydn's Symphony No 92 In G, Oxford and Brahms's Piano Concerto No 2.

Sat 7 Oct

Courtyard Theatre

£18 (£16.50; Children £5 under 16s) / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Stephen K Amos: Bread and Circuses

The stand-up comedian delivers his original material – based on current affairs including Trump and Brexit – with honesty and exuberance.

Thu 25 Jan 2018

£17.50 / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£17.50 / 01628 788997

  • 20:00

The Vicar Of Dibley: The Grimm Players

The ensemble presents its take on the ever-popular TV show in which a female vicar shakes up the parish council of a sleepy English village whose odd-ball inhabitants aren't yet ready for 20th century progress.

Wed 27 Sep

£15 / 01628 788997

  • 19:45

Thu 28 Sep

£15 / 01628 788997

  • 19:45

Fri 29 Sep

£15 / 01628 788997

  • 19:45

Sat 30 Sep

£15 / 01628 788997

  • 19:45

Viva Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond tribute from Bob Drury.

Sat 21 Oct

Courtyard Theatre

£16 / 020 8807 6680

  • 20:00

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