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Cecil Aldin: The Art of Black Beauty

Tuesday 25th July - Saturday 25th November

An exhibition of beautiful watercolours by Cecil Aldin who was commissioned by Jarrold & Sons to illustrate the 1912 edition of Anna Sewell’s much loved classic novel. Check the What’s On pages of our website for more details.

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Beyond the Villages

Monday 3rd July - Saturday 17th March

Exhibition at Country & Eastern, Norwich.

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Strawberry and Chocolate

Wednesday 26th July

See this special screening of Strawberry and Chocolate as part of Norwich Pride week in collaboration with Norwich Cuba Solidarity Campaign.Film starts at …

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Outdoor Theatre - As You Like It

Wednesday 26th July

Enjoy a performance of As You Like It by London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) in the beautiful setting of the walled garden at Holkham.The …

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With Love From…….Suffolk 12A (Local Feature Screening)

Wednesday 26th July

On the lead up to the Norwich Film Festival in November, we are trying hard to showcase some local talent and we are pleased to be screening this little beaut!

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Wyre Forest Young Voices Recital

Thursday 27th July

Wyre Forest Young Voices will give a lunchtime recital in the Nave of Norwich Cathedral. Find out more here.

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Art Skills Workshops

Tuesday 25th July - Thursday 27th July

Art Skills is a series of fun, hands-on workshops for aspiring young artists to discover a range of art and craft techniques to build their skills, explore new …

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Puppet zoo animals at intu Chapelfield

Wednesday 26th July - Thursday 27th July

Throughout the school holidays, intu Chapelfield is offering Kids' Club members of three and over a series of free weekly workshops!


Free Street Entertainment - 27 July

Thursday 27th July

Our FREE summer events programme returns offering more great family entertainment, including Covent Garden performers, local acts, bands and much more.

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The Dead Rat Orchestra with Lisa Knapp

Thursday 27th July

TYBURNIA : The Dead Rat Orchestra featuring Lisa Knapp with filmmaker James Holcombe.The Dead Rat Orchestra take the concept of the live film score to a new …


The Pop Up Supper Club The White Dinner - Bringing people together

Thursday 27th July - Friday 28th July

Join us for a Rooftop Gardens Pop Up Event "The Supper Club"July's event takes it's influence from Le Diner en Blanc - The White DinnerWe want to recall the …

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Summer Holiday Adventure - 28 July

Friday 28th July

Join us on a summer holiday adventure for children aged 2-6 and their families! Find out more.

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Diva Opera - La Boheme

Friday 28th July

Set in 1830s Paris, La bohème is one of opera’s most popular and unforgettable stories. When young poet Rodolfo meets seamstress Mimi, it’s love at first …

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Friday 28th July

Magoo + Mega Emotion + Rory McVicar (Solo) + Shane Olinski (Bar) + DJsLadies and gentlemen, boys and girls. That fuzzy pop band ‘MAGOO’ are 25 years young …

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Wine tasting with award winning HarperWells

Friday 28th July

Wine tasting at the beautiful surroundings of The Great Hospital, Norwich.

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Common People

Friday 28th July - Saturday 29th July

We are thrilled to announce the follow up to our debut COMMON PEOPLE event with a very special SUMMER PARTY.To celebrate all things cool with 90’s Indie, …

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Undercroft Tour - July

Saturday 29th July

Explore what lies beneath our building in this fascinating tour of one of the finest Medieval undercrofts in the city.

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International Tiger Day

Saturday 29th July

Join us for a day of 'ferocious fun' for our annual tiger celebrations!

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Norwich Pride 2017

Saturday 29th July

Norwich Pride is a celebration of the LGBT community for everyone

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The Lonely Arts Club: Place

Friday 7th July - Saturday 29th July

Exhibition by The Lonely Arts Club at The Undercroft in Norwich.

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Alice Back in Wonderland

Wednesday 26th July - Saturday 29th July

A fun-filled musical adventure for all the family at Norwich Theatre Royal.

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Diva Opera - La Cenerentola

Saturday 29th July

As Cinderella serves her cruel stepfather and ugly stepsisters, she dreams of escaping her life of drudgery.Although mistreated by her family, she is gentle …

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Common People Summer Part II

Saturday 29th July

OPEN are thrilled to announce the follow up to their debut COMMON PEOPLE event with a very special SUMMER PARTY.To celebrate all things cool with 90’s Indie, …

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The Classic Dixieland Trio

Sunday 30th July

The Classic Dixieland Trio plays a selection of favourites from the golden age of popular music and jazz standards with a Dixieland feel.


River Walk and Pop-Up Cafe

Sunday 30th July

Scenic riverside walk (map supplied) and tea/coffee and cake in the pretty village of Surlingham just 6 miles south east of Norwich.Walk approx 2 miles (with …

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Wymondham Abbey Celebration of the Bells

Sunday 30th July

ell Ringers from across the Diocese of Norwich are preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the installation of 10 bells at Wymondham Abbey.


Dippy’s Birthday Party Week

Monday 24th July - Sunday 30th July

Get into the party spirit and help our very own Dippy the Dinosaur celebrate in style!

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Camping Adventure - 31 July

Monday 31st July

A camping adventure for children aged 2-6 and their families! Find out more.

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Epoche: Suspension of Judgment

Saturday 1st July - Monday 31st July

Epoche is a site specific installation piece at Hungate by Lindsay Elise Jolly and Su Nicholls, new graduates of Norwich University of the Arts.

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Nelson Norfolk Narratives

Monday 31st July - Tuesday 1st August

An informal, two-day, creative writing summer school, inspired by the Nelson and Norfolk exhibition - with class exercises and constructive feedback for …

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Outdoor Theatre - Alice in Wonderland

Wednesday 2nd August

Strange Fascination Theatre are delighted to present you their own madcap version of Lewis Carrol’s classic tale of delight and fantasy, Alice in …

Free Street Entertainment - 3 August

Thursday 3rd August

Our FREE summer events programme returns offering more great family entertainment, including Covent Garden performers, local acts, bands and much more.

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Lucky Peterson + Soho Blues

Thursday 3rd August

Lucky Peterson is the most dangerous triple threat working in the blues. He has gained a reputation as one of the most preeminent performers of the modern era. …

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Camping Adventure - 4 August

Friday 4th August

A camping adventure for children aged 2-6 and their families! Find out more.

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Advanced Puppet Making

Wednesday 2nd August - Friday 4th August

In these full day workshops, participants will have a chance to explore each puppet type in more detail. The day will start by looking at some of the examples …

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Dinosaur World

Thursday 3rd August - Saturday 5th August

A brand new dino-mite adventure at Norwich Theatre Royal! Find out more.

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Family Workshop Fantastic Families

Saturday 5th August

This is a family workshop which children, mums, dads, grandparents (all the family!) can have fun together creating a puppet character.

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Free Days from the Freemen

Tuesday 25th July - Saturday 5th August

To mark the 700th anniversary of the Norwich Freemen, this charitable organisation is supporting two weeks of free entry to the museum.

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Pride Without Prejudice

Sunday 23rd July - Saturday 5th August

The third "Pride Without Prejudice" exhibition is set to launch at St Margarets Church of Art on Sunday 23rd July. A collaboration between the well established …


Changing the Record

Saturday 5th August

This music and performing arts evening will be celebrating local Norwich talent to include dance, drama, live music and DJs.

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Hark presents Factory Floor + support

Saturday 5th August

Rescheduled from Saturday 15th April.Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey present their current live incarnation: a stark, ultra-minimalist and eerily soulful …

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The Railway Children

Monday 31st July - Saturday 5th August

E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in a stunning new stage production at Norwich Theatre Royal.


Run Norwich

Sunday 6th August

Run Norwich, a 10-kilometre road race, returns for a second year in 2016.

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Nelson in the Norfolk Archives

Tuesday 8th August

With Frank Meeres. Lecture Theatre 30 minutes duration

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Nelson and Norfolk Talk

Tuesday 1st August - Tuesday 8th August

Join our Senior Curator of Costume and Textiles Ruth Battersby-Tooke for a guided tour of this fascinating exhibition of our local hero.Special Exhibition …

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Outdoor Theatre - The Emperor's New Clothes

Wednesday 9th August

Join Illyria, an equity outdoor touring guidelines compliant company, in the Walled Garden for their cheekiest show ever!Illyria’s fun adaptation of Hans …


'In The Footsteps of Nelson' guided tours

Friday 11th August

Admiral Lord Nelson attended Norwich School - see Norwich as it would have been during his lifetime in this fantastic guided tour around Norwich.

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Devising and Ensemble Theatre Week

Monday 7th August - Friday 11th August

Participants will work together with a professional practitioner with international experience of ensemble theatre to create a unique piece of theatre!

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Serenading at Sixty: Informal lunchtime piano recital

Saturday 12th August

Pianist and composer Charles Timberlake returns to Norwich Cathedral to present his unique blend of the original, the sacred and the secular, a mix of …

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Jack and the Beans Talk

Saturday 12th August

Fresh funny re-telling of the traditional story. Is it a dream or did I hear the bean talking?

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Summer Puppet Club

Thursday 10th August - Saturday 12th August

Explore the magical world of puppetry from puppet making to performing. Over two and a half days aspiring puppeteers can create their own puppet show to share with friends and family on Saturday 8 August at midday.

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A Day of Maritime Heritage Events

Saturday 12th August

A great day celebrating local maritime heritage with displays, family activities, and films!

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Writing the Visuals

Monday 14th August - Tuesday 15th August

A two-day summer school using visual art as a way of inspiring creative writing.With class exercises and constructive critiques to help beginners or improvers …

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Outdoor Theatre - Billionaire Boy

Wednesday 16th August

Enjoy outdoor theatre at its best in Holkham Walled Garden this summer.Mr Spud has lost all his money. Not much….just a few billion pounds. Heartbreak …

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Beauty and the Beach event

Thursday 17th August

National Treasures children's craft day.

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Musical Theatre Week

Monday 14th August - Friday 18th August

Learn about the West End and Broadway theatre and discover your hidden talents! Find out more.

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Family Workshop: Mythical Creatures

Saturday 19th August

Griffins, dragons, unicorns - create a strange and wonderful fantasy creature. This is a family workshop which children, mums, dads, grandparents (all the family!) can have fun together creating a puppet character.

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Steel Pan Fusion + support

Saturday 19th August

Londons Steel Pan Fusion kick off their UK summer tour after the successful launch of their debut album ‘Melting Pot’ late last year. The band will be …


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Saturday 19th August

Norwich's premier improv Comedy troupe making a special appearance at the

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Norfolk Summer Fair

Sunday 20th August

This celebration of beautiful Norfolk at Wolterton Hall will be a fun-filled family day out including:lots of delicious artisan Norfolk food and drink, …

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Champagne High Tea Reception and Art Auction

Sunday 20th August

The owners of Wolterton Hall will kindly be hosting a champagne high tea reception and art auction inside the Hall at 3pm.

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Paul Nash

Saturday 8th April - Sunday 20th August

Paul Nash (1889 –1946) is among the most important British artists of the first half of the 20th century and a key figure of Modern Art in Britain.

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Picturehouse Outdoor Screenings at Plantation Garden

Thursday 20th July - Sunday 20th August

The San Miguel Picturehouse Pop-Up is heading to Plantation Gardens, Norwich this summer for a weekend of outdoor cinema.The screenings take place in the open, …

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Nadia Reid + support

Monday 21st August

An evening of music from Nadia Reid + support.“a young New Zealand singer-songwriter you’ll feel you’ve known forever” MOJOTickets - £9 adv, £11

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The Restoration of Nelson Monument in Great Yarmouth

Tuesday 22nd August

With Michael Knights. Lecture Theatre 30 minutes duration

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Outdoor Theatre - Wind in the Willows

Wednesday 23rd August

Pack your picnics and join the boat-loving Ratty, the sensible yet curious Mole, wise old Badger and the fantastically irrepressible Toad as they embark on the …

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Welcome Walk - August

Thursday 24th August

Join our specially trained staff for a wander around the museum in this relaxed introductory tour aimed at those living with dementia and their carers.

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An evening on the Broads with SiMBiOSiS Jazz

Thursday 13th July - Thursday 24th August

Join Broads Tours and SimBiOSiS Jazz for a fantastic evening of music on the magical Norfolk Broads.

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Finding Black Beauty with Lou Kuenzler

Saturday 26th August

Children’s author Lou Kuenzler will be signing and reading from her book, Finding Black Beauty, a reimagining of Anna Sewell’s classic Black Beauty.This is …

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A Real Mermaid's Tale

Saturday 26th August

This is an exciting adventure on the high seas with pirates, monstrous sea creatures and mermaid treasure.

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Cannon Challenge

Friday 28th July - Saturday 26th August

How quickly can you load a cannon? Will you make it onto our Powder Monkey leader board?

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Writing Workshop with Lou Kuenzler

Saturday 26th August

Finding Black Beauty author Lou Kuenzler will be inspiring budding authors with a writing workshop at the Bridewell Museum which is exhibiting Cecil Aldin's …

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Theatre Arts Summer School

Monday 21st August - Saturday 26th August

Come and join us for a fun packed week this summer. Find out more.

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Jazz in the Courtyard

Sunday 6th August - Sunday 27th August

Every Sunday in AugustThe Lady Elizabeth Courtyard is the perfect setting to relax, unwind and enjoy a summer Sunday afternoon of fabulous jazz.You’ll have …

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Bandstand Concerts

Sunday 4th June - Sunday 27th August

Free bandstand concerts in parks across Norwich, organised by Norwich City Council. Find out more.

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Sunday Afternoon Teas at Plantation Garden

Sunday 28th May - Sunday 27th August

Sunday afternoon teas with tea, coffee, homemade cakes and scones will be served every Sunday afternoon throughout the summer.

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The Grand Norwich Duck Race

Sunday 27th August

Come get quackers with us for the sixth annual Grand Norwich Duck Race #gndr17 in partnership with The Ribs of Beef public house, Norfolk Paddle Company, the …

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‘Ash on an Old Man’s Sleeve’ – exhibition of abstract art by Geoffrey Lefever

Thursday 3rd August - Monday 28th August

Exhibition of abstract art by Geoffrey Lefever

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Nelson's Shadow: Taking Norfolk's mariners out of Lord Nelson's mighty shadow

Tuesday 29th August

With Mark Nicholls.Museum admission onlyAdult £9.15, Conc. £8.70, Child (4-18) £7.30, Family (1 adult) £23.30, Family (2 adults)

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Bat Walks

Tuesday 29th August

Join a guided bat walk and find out the truth about British bats.Using detectors you can listen out for bats, active at this time of year in Holkham Park. …

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Vaudou Game

Tuesday 29th August

Raw 70s Afro-funk.Vaudou Game combine Voodoo cultural traditions with Afrobeat Rhythms and James Brown inspired Funk and Soul to create an original, dynamic, …

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Summer Holiday Children's Puppet Making Workshop

Wednesday 9th August - Wednesday 30th August

We've got tons of puppet making workshops this Summer - come and get creative!The workshop will begin with making the basic puppet form. Then it's time to let …

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Nelson Landscapes

Wednesday 30th August

Join Garry Pereira in this art masterclass for beginners or improvers. Explore artists contemporary with Nelson

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Sing Along a Shanty

Wednesday 16th August - Wednesday 30th August

Celebrate the musical culture of the sea.Included in admissionAdult £9.15, Conc. £8.70, Child (4-18) £7.30, Family (1 adult) £23.30, Family (2 adults) …

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Outdoor Theatre - The Comedy of Errors

Wednesday 30th August

Join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men in Holkham Walled Garden this summer for one of Shakespeare’s early plays, a humorous, light comedy driven by slapstick and …

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Boogie on the Broads

Wednesday 5th July - Wednesday 30th August

Join Broads Tours for the ultimate disco evening onboard our double-decker passenger trip boat.

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BBC Faces of Comedy

Saturday 1st July - Thursday 31st August

From Tony Hancock, Victoria Wood and David Jason to Rowan Atkinson, Ricky Gervais and Miranda... the popular stars of BBC Comedy have made the nation laugh for …

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Sword School for Seafarers

Thursday 27th July - Thursday 31st August

Try out daring 19th Century cutlass moves and practise battle tactics with our expert swordsman.Suitable for ages 5+.Included in admission: Adult £9.15, Conc. …

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140th Anniversary Black Beauty in-store

Sunday 23rd July - Thursday 31st August

This year, VisitEngland is celebrating England’s literary heroes. In 1877 Jarrold & Sons (Norwich) published a story by local writer Anna Sewell. The …

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Banham Zoo’s World Tour!

Tuesday 1st August - Thursday 31st August

Grab your passports and fly around the world in just a day!

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Let’s Play ANIMALS!

Tuesday 1st August - Thursday 31st August

Let your imaginations run wild as we pounce like lions and leap like lemurs! Join us for dressing up, monkeying around and discovering all about the world of play!


Head Out, Not Home Free Summer Entertainment

Thursday 29th June - Thursday 31st August

Enjoy free Thursday evening events in Norwich as the streets come alive with free live music and performances courtesy of Norwich Business Improvement …

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An evening on the Broads with the Norfolk Dixieland Jazz Band

Thursday 6th July - Thursday 31st August

Enjoy an evening of foot-tapping traditional Jazz in a contemporary style with Broads Tours and the Norfolk Dixieland Jazz band.

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Swallows & Amazons

Friday 18th August - Saturday 2nd September

Arthur Ransome's much loved classic is given an exuberant makeover in this high-energy, theatrically inventive production.

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Jay Rayner: The Ten (Food) Commandments

Saturday 2nd September

The original Ten Commandments have little to offer when it comes to how and what we eat. Now award-winning restaurant critic Jay Rayner has decided it's time to act.

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Go Wild at Fairhaven this Summer!

Sunday 23rd July - Sunday 3rd September

Head to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden during the summer holidays for a family wildlife adventure.

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Summer Sundays

Sunday 30th July - Sunday 3rd September

Enjoy a guided tour around this medieval merchant's house and beautiful garden or simply relax with refreshments and traditional garden games.Tour starts at …

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North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival

Saturday 2nd September - Sunday 3rd September

Now in its seventh year, the festival has grown into a highly successful event with visitors from across the county and beyond

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Dippy’s Summer Beach Party

Tuesday 29th August - Sunday 3rd September

The sun is shining and Dippy is ready for a special summer beach party – so pack your swimsuit and enjoy a splashing good time!

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Science at Sea

Monday 31st July - Monday 4th September

Get to grips with the science of on-ship surgery. Will you be able to stomach it?

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From The Battle of the Nile to the Capture of Le Genereux

Tuesday 5th September

With author Tim Clayton.

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Fly the Flag

Monday 24th July - Tuesday 5th September

Decipher flag signals and semaphore, then send your own nautical message.Included in admission: Adult £9.15, Conc. £8.70, Child (4-18) £7.30, Family (1 …

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Get Knotted!

Monday 24th July - Tuesday 5th September

Make your own knotty sailor wristband.Included in admission: Adult £9.15, Conc. £8.70, Child (4-18) £7.30, Family (1 adult) £23.30, Family (2 adults) …

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Hello Sailor

Monday 24th July - Tuesday 5th September

Snap a seafaring selfie.

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Here be Monsters

Monday 24th July - Tuesday 5th September

Navigate around deep sea monsters and desert islands.

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Create a Chelengk

Monday 24th July - Tuesday 5th September

Design a decoration for the admiral's hat.

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Treaure Trove Tales

Monday 24th July - Tuesday 5th September

Meet our very own female pirate and join her on a swashbuckling adventure.Included in admission: Adult £9.15, Conc. £8.70, Child (4-18) £7.30, Family (1 …

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Field to Fork Tractor Trailer Tour

Saturday 29th April - Tuesday 5th September

Farming without having to put your wellies on! Families, hop aboard a fascinating tractor trailer tour after a visit to the Field to Fork Experience to see …

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Heritage Open Days at Open Norwich

Thursday 7th September

Visitors will be able to take a guided tour of the former regional headquarters of Barclays Bank.


Hooma Comedy Club

Thursday 6th April - Thursday 7th September

A comedy club with a great sense of ‘Hooma’ in the heart of the city on the first Thursday of every month. We strive to get the best up and coming acts on …


Yoga at the Rooftop Gardens

Thursday 1st June - Friday 8th September

Yoga class on the gorgeous Rooftop Gardens Terrace.Yoga outside in the summer sun. If it is raining we have the retractable roof and heaters if it is …

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Diss Farmers Market

Saturday 8th October - Saturday 9th September

Meet local producers selling their handcrafted and award-winning wares.The second Saturday of the month sees music and hot food create a social atmosphere, so …

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No Story Goes

Saturday 9th September

We are delighted to welcome No Story Goes to OPEN for their debut headline show in our Club room and to make the occasion extra special they will also be …

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Wymondham Vintage Day

Sunday 10th September

Wymondham Vintage Day – featuring classic cars, Mid-Norfolk Railway Steam Gala, vintage stalls, tea dances, live jazz, vintage bus rides and much more!

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Heritage Open Days

Thursday 7th September - Sunday 10th September

The ever popular Heritage Open Days (HODs) returns with more heritage fun from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th September.

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Bishop's House Garden

Sunday 7th May - Sunday 10th September

The Bishop and his wife kindly open their garden for the use of local charities every summer. In 2016, the Garden helped to raise approximately £28,000 for …

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Art Workshop - Wallpaper Art

Sunday 10th September

Be inspired by the wonderful velvet, coffey, damask and tapestries that adorn the walls of Holkham Hall to create your very own section of wallpaper.Join …

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Portrait of an Extraordinary Man - Nelson & Norfolk

Monday 11th September

This major exhibition will gather together some of the most extraordinary and potent objects connected to Admiral Lord Nelson, reflecting his naval victories, …

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Chamber Music Concert - Carducci Quartet & Simon Rowland-Jones

Friday 15th September

Haydn: String Quartet in B flat Op.76 No.4 ‘Sunrise’Shostakovich: String Quartet in D Op.83Dvořák: String Quintet in E flat Op.97Described by The Strad …



Saturday 16th September

Energetic, thought-provoking performance explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives are ‘in’ or ‘out’ of balance?

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A Celebration of Gin

Saturday 16th September

A Celebration of Gin coming to OPEN Norwich!

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Thinking Men and Special Guests

Saturday 16th September

We are absolutely delighted to welcome back The Thinking Men to OPEN.Headlining in our Club Room in support of a brand new release and alongside some …

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Red Panda Weekend

Saturday 16th September - Sunday 17th September

Join us for a weekend of Panda-monium as we celebrate International Red Panda Day.

Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail

Friday 18th August - Sunday 17th September

Explore this magical setting, where over 40 artists will be exhibiting sculptures and site-specific artworks in 3 acres of meadow and secret gardens.

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Noirwich Crime Writing Festival

Thursday 14th September - Sunday 17th September

Britain’s boldest, bloodiest crime writing festival returns to the medieval lanes of Norwich and the atmospheric Dragon Hall.

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10cc: Potters Resort Weekend with Friends

Sunday 17th September - Monday 18th September

We are very excited to announce that 10CC will be performing at Potters Resort this September, and we hope you are too!

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Welcome Walk - September

Thursday 21st September

Join our specially trained staff for a wander around the museum in this relaxed introductory tour aimed at those living with dementia and their carers.

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Blood Brothers

Tuesday 19th September - Saturday 23rd September

The legendary BLOOD BROTHERS comes to Norwich Theatre Royal.

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Bird Identification Workshop

Sunday 14th May - Sunday 24th September

Do you know how to tell a swallow from a swift or a kestrel from a kite?Whether you are an avid birder or a complete birdwatching beginner, our Bird …


Charity walk and run at Somerleyton Hall for British Red Cross

Sunday 24th September

An opportunity to take on a 10km run or a 5km walk around the beautiful grounds of Somerleyton Hall

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Norfolk Contemporary Art Society: Sixty Years On

Saturday 24th September - Sunday 24th September

Highlights from Norwich Castle's Collection.Modern and contemporary art acquired over the last 60 years with the support of Norfolk Contemporary Art Society - …

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Guided Canoe Trail

Sunday 4th June - Sunday 24th September

Uncover the secret of our hidden waterways and get close to nature with this guided exploration.

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Summer at Strangers'

Friday 28th July - Sunday 24th September

Explore the splendour of this magnificent medieval house. Discover civic links with the Norwich Freemen

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An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson

Sunday 24th September

He has chatted to around 2000 of the biggest names in culture, the arts and politics. And now Sir Michael Parkinson is set to share some of his biggest …

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Aled Jones MBE at Potters Resort

Sunday 24th September

Aled Jones has had an extraordinary career over the past three decades, singing for the Pope and the Royal Family, receiving an MBE and releasing over 30 …

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Parkland History Tractor Trailer Tour

Wednesday 3rd May - Wednesday 27th September

Explore more of Holkham’s wonderful parkland with a fascinating tractor trailer tour of Holkham park.Discover the landscaped parkland and historical …

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Business Leader Forum: The UN’s New Sustainable Development Agenda... and You

Thursday 28th September

: The UN’s New Sustainable Development Agenda... and You, with Rob Cameron.


'In The Footsteps of Nelson' guided tours

Friday 29th September

Admiral Lord Nelson attended Norwich School - see Norwich as it would have been during his lifetime in this fantastic guided tour around Norwich.

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Tower Tours

Saturday 6th May - Saturday 30th September

Climb 230 steps to the top of the Cathedral for the finest 360 degree view of the city.See behind the scenes of the Cathedral building and find out about the …

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Summer Crazy Golf Season

Saturday 1st April - Saturday 30th September

Eaton Park Crazy Golf is open every day from the start of the Easter holidays until the end of September 2017.

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Norwich Does Vintage

Saturday 30th September

Norwich Does Vintage is back after a summer break, at OPEN Norwich! Find out more.

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St Benet’s Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

Saturday 3rd June - Saturday 30th September

Boat trip every Saturday from Fairhaven Garden to St Benet's Abbey with a 45 minute guided tour of the abbey.Please note this trip is not suitable for …

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Norfolk by Design

Sunday 30th April - Saturday 30th September

From 30th April to 30th September 2017, Norfolk by Design will hold a pop-up shop in the Stables at Houghton Hall.In line with this year’s Richard Long …

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Rana Begum

Friday 12th May - Sunday 1st October

Rana Begum is one of the most existing artists working in Britain today. She has completed commissions in Cambridge, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio and Kings …

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Ashmanhaugh Light Railway

Sunday 7th May - Sunday 1st October

Open day running steam, diesel and electric trains.

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Nelson and Norfolk

Saturday 29th July - Sunday 1st October

This major exhibition will gather together some of the most extraordinary and potent objects connected to Admiral Lord Nelson, reflecting his naval victories, …

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Holkham Plant Fair

Saturday 30th September - Sunday 1st October

A wide variety of plant nurseries, local artisans and gardening suppliers from across the breadth of East Anglia are set to come together for Holkham’s …


Wymondham Indoor Market

Saturday 1st October - Saturday 7th October

Books, giftware and bric a brac - all you could want from an indoor

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Castle Writers

Saturday 2nd September - Saturday 7th October

Join local author and creative writing tutor Amanda Addison for our new monthly writing group.These classes for budding writers call on the Castle's stunning …

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Thursday 5th October - Saturday 7th October

OPEN Norwich is celebrating Oktoberfest! Our iconic building at the heart of Norwich on Bank Plain will be transformed next October into a German themed …

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Eaton Park Miniature Railway

Sunday 2nd April - Sunday 8th October

Eaton Park’s miniature railway comprises the original elevated track and a longer ground level track which runs through a beautiful meadow

Field to Fork Guided Tour

Tuesday 9th May - Tuesday 10th October

What better introduction to the Field to Fork Experience than a guided tour through sights, sounds, stories and even tastes.Discover more about where your food …

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Jarrod Dickenson – Ready the Horses Tour

Tuesday 10th October

Tall hats and even taller tales are woven into the fabric of The Lone Star State, and singer-songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson can spin a yarn with the best of them.

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Porkstock 2017

Saturday 14th October

Porkstock is a free-to-attend celebration of artisan food and drink from across our region

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Castle Art

Wednesday 19th July - Wednesday 18th October

Friendly and informal art classes for beginners and improvers, inspired by the Castle architecture and its collections.

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Photography Workshop - Deer in Autumn

Wednesday 27th September - Wednesday 18th October

Following time spent in the park up close and personal with the herd of fallow and red deer, Nigel Downer, professional photographer and lecturer specialising …

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James Mortimer Poetry

Thursday 19th October

James will be performing the album live and in full, in a specially arranged set that will include brand new versions, unreleased poems, and special guests. It …

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Wymondham Farmers Market

Saturday 17th September - Saturday 21st October

A great Farmers Market in the heart of market-town, Wymondham. Every third Saturday of the month from 9 am until 1

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Saturday 21st October

It was never thought that the city of Norwich was ready for the ultimate biathalon... find out more.

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Deer Safari

Saturday 30th September - Tuesday 24th October

An exciting opportunity for families to explore the park on a fun-filled tour where there will be a chance to see the amazing deer herd up close and learn all …

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Harleston Market

Wednesday 5th October - Wednesday 25th October

The Town Council operates a Wednesday Market, said to have been in place since 1259.The location is in the centre of Harleston in the Market Place and up the …

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Earth Sky: Richard Long at Houghton

Sunday 30th April - Thursday 26th October

A major exhibition by internationally-celebrated Turner Prize-winning British Landscape artist, Richard Long, at Houghton Hall.

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Wymondham Market

Friday 7th October - Friday 27th October

Street market with clothes, home-ware and food - a great town for a spot of Friday market shopping and not far from

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Diss Market

Friday 7th October - Friday 27th October

Diss Market Town's Friday Market. Every Friday from 9 am to 3 pm.

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Saturday 28th October

MØ announces her biggest UK & Ireland tour to date including a show at the 5,000 capacity O2 Academy Brixton in London. MØ will be performing in our …

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CAMRA Norwich Beer Festival 2017

Tuesday 24th October - Saturday 28th October

he 39th Norwich Beer Festival will be held at St. Andrew's and Blackfriars' Halls from 24th to 29th October 2016. Find out more.

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October Half- Term, Children Go FREE!

Saturday 21st October - Sunday 29th October

Explore the Broads National Park by joining Broads Tours for a Boat trip this October Half-Term.


Norwich Science Festival 2017

Saturday 21st October - Sunday 29th October

Celebrate the wonderful world of experiments, discoveries, exploration and innovation at the Norwich Science Festival this autumn.Enjoy fascinating …

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Lemur Love!

Saturday 21st October - Sunday 29th October

Get in to the carnival spirit as Banham Zoo goes loopy for lemurs as part of the World Lemur Festival!

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‘Spirits of Madagascar’

Saturday 21st October - Sunday 29th October

Get ready to 'Move it Move it' as we celebrate the World Lemur Festival at Africa Alive!

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Halloween Days

Saturday 21st October - Sunday 29th October

Join us for some spooky fun this October half term – with lots of activities including Dippy’s Spooky Fun Zone, fancy dress and a brand new trail.

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Hostry Festival 2017

Saturday 14th October - Sunday 29th October

The Hostry Festival 2016 is full of new commissions and as well as our favourite annual projects, all celebrating home grown talent in Norfolk.

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The Lovely Eggs

Tuesday 31st October

The Lovely Eggs are an underground surreal-psych punk rock duo from northern England.Playing at OPEN for the first time and returning to Norwich after a long …

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The Urban Voodoo Machine

Friday 3rd November

The UVM have become one of the greatest live acts in the country - and they're performing at OPEN Norwich!

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Jon Boden – The Afterglow Tour

Wednesday 8th November

In November 2017 Jon Boden, former lead-singer of Bellowhead, will head out on his "Afterglow" Album Launch Tour...

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Michael Palin

Thursday 9th November

We are absolutely delighted to welcome the iconic actor, writer and globetrotter Michael Palin for our opening launch night for the Norwich Film Festival.

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Worry Dolls

Friday 10th November

Worry Dolls are a tenacious female duo born out of the joint talents of Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones.

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Loddon Farmers Market

Saturday 10th September - Saturday 11th November

Put simply, we founded Loddon Farmers' Market to enable local farmers to sell their products direct to you so that they get a fair price for their work and …

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Harleston Farmers Market

Saturday 15th October - Saturday 18th November

The Harleston Farmers Market has been operating very successfully from September 2002. From relatively small beginnings we have grown and now, on the third …

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ANTIQUES FAIR at Dunston Hall

Sunday 19th February - Sunday 19th November

Quality antiques fair – to inc fine jewellery, silver, ceramics, glass, fine clocks and watches, art deco , art nouveau,


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Friday 24th November

This popular event is back for its 6th year so break out the festive knitwear and get ready for a night of festive fun! Teams of 10 are welcomes or individual …


Costessey Farmers Market

Sunday 13th November - Sunday 26th November

The newest Farmers' Market in Norfolk is the Norwich Farmers' Market at Costessey....the inaugural market was on 14th September 2014Our events takes place on …

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Sunday 26th November

Oysterband was born in the summer of 1977 when the sound of punk rock rang loud from the radio, disaffection became the order of the day and riots filled the …


Loddon Country Market

Tuesday 4th October - Tuesday 28th November

Local Produce, Home Baking and CraftsEvery Tuesday Morning9.15 to 10.30Support local shopping and the local

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Hazel O'Connor

Tuesday 28th November

Award-winning singer, writer and actress Hazel O'Connor has announced a thirteen-date UK tour for November and December 2017.Hazel O'Connor became an overnight …

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Christmas Drink & Jive

Saturday 9th December

Join us for a swing-tastic evening of music and social dancing at Open Norwich!

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Wooden Arms + special guests

Thursday 14th December

Wooden Arms are a contemporary quintet from the UK who draw from Alternative, Classical, and Trip-Hop. Enthused with the rhythmic sensibilities of Portishead, …

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Guided Walk of the Holkham National Nature Reserve

Tuesday 16th May - Tuesday 19th December

Join one of Holkham’s Wardens on a guided walk around the Holkham National Nature Reserve, taking in seasonal highlights & points of interest. Dates are …

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Christmas at Banham Zoo!

Sunday 3rd December - Sunday 24th December

See Santa Claus here at Banham Zoo and enjoy some festive fun including Christmas crafts and face painting in the Activities & Education Centre.

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Christmas at Africa Alive!

Sunday 3rd December - Sunday 24th December

See Santa Claus here at Africa Alive! and enjoy some festive fun including Christmas crafts and animal handling in the Discovery Centre.

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Christmas at Dinosaur Adventure

Sunday 3rd December - Sunday 24th December

Santa is coming to Dinosaur Adventure! Come and enjoy a festive family day out with the chance to meet Santa

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Festive Family Boat Trip

Saturday 2nd December - Sunday 24th December

Join Santa's Pixies and of course Santa on board the Vintage Broadsman for an hour of Family Festive Fun.

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Distillery Tours

Friday 1st January - Sunday 31st December

Distillery Tours of St George's Distillery. Find out more.

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Rembrandt: Lightening the Darkness

Saturday 21st October - Sunday 7th January

A new exhibition opens in 2017 featuring the nationally important collection of Rembrandt etchings

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Sleeping Beauty

Wednesday 13th December - Sunday 14th January

Family pantomime written & directed by RICHARD GAUNTLETTJoin us as we tell the magical tale of Sleeping Beauty, a princess cursed by a very bad-tempered …

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The Russian Season

Saturday 14th October - Sunday 11th February

In October 2017, to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the Sainsbury Centre


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Wednesday 21st February - Saturday 24th February

We’re revving our engines for a journey to the heart of fabulous. Hold on to your wig as Sound Ideas visits the outback aboard a pink bus!Get ready for the …

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CAMRA's National Winter Ales Festival 2017

Tuesday 20th February - Saturday 24th February

CAMRA acts as the champion for beer drinkers and pub-goers on issues ranging from protecting pubs from closing down, keeping the lid on the price of a pint and …

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WOW - Women of the World festival

Friday 27th April - Sunday 29th April

WOW is a global festival movement that celebrates women and girls, and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential.

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Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018

Friday 11th May - Sunday 27th May

Experience the internationally renowned Norfolk & Norwich Festival - a highlight of the region’s cultural calendar. Book tickets here.

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Tours of the Guildhall

Monday 5th June - Monday 4th June

Visit the 13th century undercroft and dungeon, the police cells, Victorian Court room, the Tudor ‘Mayor’s Court Room and the Georgian Court room.

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