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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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The Restoration of Nelson Monument in Great Yarmouth

Tuesday 22nd August

With Michael Knights. Lecture Theatre 30 minutes duration

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School Holiday Fun

Wednesday 23rd August

Join the Norfolk Heritage Centre for creative, family-friendly activities inspired by rarely-seen items from their collection.A chance to view items that give …

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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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Free Street Entertainment - 24 August

Thursday 24th 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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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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Bank Holiday Fundraiser at The Owl Sanctuary

Sunday 27th August - Monday 28th August

Everyone can have fun at The Owl Sanctuary this August Bank Holiday Weekend to help raise funds to create a new indoor skate park and music venue!

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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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Summer Holiday Children's Activities

Wednesday 2nd August - Tuesday 29th August

Special activities taking place at the Norfolk Record office over the summer, 2-3.30pm.

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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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Summer Secret Garden Trail

Monday 7th August - Friday 1st September

Relax and unwind in the hidden garden of St John's Cathedral. See if you can complete the nature-based trail in the beautiful garden setting.

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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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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Tuesday 29th August - Saturday 2nd September

The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to Norwich in August 2017.

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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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NUA MA Degree Show 2017

Friday 1st September - Wednesday 6th September

View work from postgraduate students from Norwich University of the Arts. Find out more.

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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 …

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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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Shirley Valentine

Tuesday 5th September - Saturday 9th September

Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to?


Fairhaven Dog Day

Sunday 10th September

Family doggy day out with a fun dog show, agility activities, demonstrations, doggy stalls, and games for you and your four-legged friend.

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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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Tours of the Guildhall

Monday 5th June - Monday 11th September

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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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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Tuesday 12th September - Wednesday 13th September

Winner of a prestigious Fringe First Award at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Growth embarks on its second national tour.

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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 …

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Woodland Night Walk

Saturday 16th September

Take a journey into Fairhaven's night-time world. Find out more.



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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Big Time Gin

Saturday 16th September

Big Time Gin is delighted to announce that our celebration of gin event is coming to Norfolk, 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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Autumnal Wine Tasting

Wednesday 20th September

We are hosting another delightful wine tasting event at the Rooftop Gardens in Norwich. Find out more.

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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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In Our Hands

Friday 22nd September

In Our Hands will transport you out to sea, under the ocean and onto the deck of the Catcher’s Fortune, at The Garage Norwich.

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Saturday 23rd September

Following an amazing #OH1 & #OH2 earlier this year, we are delighted to bring you our 3rd Open House event at OPEN Norwich.

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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 …


Jazz & Dine September

Sunday 24th September

Beyond Cantaloupe - Celebrating the music of Herbie Hancock at Rooftop Gardens Norwich. Find out more.

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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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Dragon Hall Debates: Digital democracy or fake news?

Monday 25th September

Dragon Hall debates in Norwich, taking place at The Forum, in association with the University of East Anglia and Writers' Centre Norwich. Find out more.

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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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Kissing The Shotgun Goodnight

Wednesday 27th September

KISSING THE SHOTGUN GOODNIGHT is a neo-noir fever dream and 120 decibel suicide note. Find out more.

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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.

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The Three Musketeers

Thursday 28th September

Baroque Theatre Company is proud to present this classic family adventure adapted from Alexandre Dumas’ the three musketeers!


'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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African & Caribbean Market

Friday 29th September

Bringing the warmth of Africa & the Caribbean to Norwich and celebrating the diversity of this lovely corner of the U.K.! Free entry.

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Yoga Day at Barnham Broom

Saturday 30th September

YOGA EXPERIENCE DAY With Jacqui Sutton at Barnham Broom. Find out more.

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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 …

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Connecting the dots: who pays the cost of networks?

Tuesday 3rd October

Networks connect almost everything in our world, and are increasingly influential in our daily lives. They enable us to work more efficiently, trade goods and …

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Swing Time with Five Star Swing

Thursday 5th October

The unique Five Star Swing band show – as featured at London's Leicester Square Theatre - comes to the Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich.


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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Saturday 7th October

HarFest will take place in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral, from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 7th October. Find out more.

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Tuesday 3rd October - Saturday 7th October

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier and Tony award-winning West End show is coming to Norwich as part of its first ever UK tour!

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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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Wedding Showcase Evening

Tuesday 10th October

You are invited to an informal showcase evening here at Barnham Broom. Find out more.

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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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For All The Fires Not Yet Lit

Wednesday 11th October

A solo performance from singer and storyteller Catherine Ireton about courage.


1001 Fireflies

Friday 13th October

A new multi-sensory adventure play about finding light in the darkest places by Tuck Shop, at The Garage Norwich.

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Race Night

Saturday 14th October

Join Barnham Broom for a night of exhilarating fun and an entertaining experience where everybody has an equal chance to win!

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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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Do not feed the stereotype: Native Americans now

Tuesday 17th October

American Indians appear to have secured a place in hearts, minds, and media around the globe, but make only brief appearances in the historical account – …

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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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James and the Giant Peach

Wednesday 18th October - Friday 20th October

James and the Giant Peach - performance at The Garage Norwich. Written by Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood.

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Murder Mystery Night

Friday 20th October

Come and enjoy a fun filled ‘Night at the Casino’ murder mystery evening at Barnham Broom this Autumn. Not to be missed!

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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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Dragon Hall Debates: Will automation steal your job?

Monday 23rd October

Dragon Hall debates in Norwich at The Forum, in association with the University of East Anglia and Writers' Centre Norwich.

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H2Dance: Strangers and Others

Tuesday 24th October

What does community and integration mean?Wearing silent disco head phones, you are invited to enter the stage rather than the auditorium and given instructions …

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Tuesday 24th October

An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, Joan is a refreshing look at Joan of Arc - history’s greatest underdog, at The Garage Norwich.

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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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Bird migration in a changing world

Tuesday 24th October

Every year, millions of birds undertake extraordinary migrations, crossing oceans and continents across the globe.In her talk, Prof Jennifer Gill from the UEA …

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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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Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

Thursday 26th October

Sofie Hagen is unquestionably one of the most talked-about comics of the moment. Catch her new show, Dead Baby Frog, at Norwich Arts Centre.

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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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Jazz & Dine October

Sunday 29th October

It’s a great pleasure to welcome Jim back to Norwich for a performance with his renowned organ trio, at Rooftop Gardens Norwich.


Fairhaven Halloween Party

Tuesday 31st October

Explore the enchanted forest where witches rule at Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden. Find out more.

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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 …


Wine Tasting Dinner Argentinian Wines

Thursday 2nd November

Join the Rooftop Gardens for an Argentinian Dinner and Wine Tasting in Norwich.

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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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Microbes fight back: the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance

Tuesday 7th November

We rely on antibiotics to fight life-threatening infections, improve the odds of survival after routine operations and protect the animals we farm for food. …

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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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Thursday 9th November

The Norwich Film Festival are absolutely delighted to welcome the iconic actor, writer and globetrotter Michael Palin as there Opening Act for the 2017 Festival.

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What Once Was Ours

Friday 10th November

What Once Was Ours is a Zest Theatre and Half Moon co-production at The Garage Norwich!

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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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Norwich Christmas Lights Switch On

Thursday 16th November

Don't miss the party of the year when the streets of Norwich sparkle and shine and music fills the night at the annual Christmas Switch-on.

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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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80s Night at Banrham Broom

Saturday 18th November

Come to a fun filled 80’s night at Barnham Broom!

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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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Dancing with dinosaurs: behavioural change and the elusive pursuit of sustainability

Tuesday 21st November

The sustainability of our food supply is something that many of us take for granted. Yet climate change, ethical sourcing, food integrity and food-related …

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Friday 24th November

MEAT is a play that attempts to answer the question; why do we eat meat? Performance takes place at The Garage Norwich.


Nelsons Journey Christmas Quiz

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 …

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Charity Ball at Barnham Broom

Saturday 25th November

Charity ball hosted on Saturday 25th November 2017 in the magical marquee & Barford Suite, at Barnham Broom in Norwich.


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 …

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Festive Fair at The Forum

Friday 24th November - Monday 27th November

The city’s first Christmas market of 2017 at The Forum!

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Dragon Hall Debates: What does it mean to be English?

Monday 27th November

Dragon Hall debates in Norwich, taking place at The Forum, in association with the University of East Anglia and Writers' Centre Norwich. Find out more.


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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Diva Opera at Holkham

Friday 1st December - Saturday 2nd December

A sparkling evening of song, perfect to get you into the festive spirit.

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Could Google translate Shakespeare?

Tuesday 5th December

Translation technology has made very rapid advances in recent years, and we now expect our devices to provide us with serviceable translations at the touch of …

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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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Visit Father Christmas in his Woodland Yurt

Saturday 16th December

Take a stroll through the illuminated winter woodland garden to meet the reindeer and visit Father Christmas.

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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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Candlelight Tours of Holkham Hall

Sunday 3rd December - Wednesday 20th December

A magical opportunity to see the magnificent state rooms of Holkham Hall adorned with Christmas decorations and beautiful flickering candlelight.

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An Audience With Father Christmas

Sunday 17th December - Friday 22nd December

Join a special Audience With Father Christmas as he stops off during his busy schedule at Holkham Hall.

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Narnia-Inspired Christmas Party Nights at Barnham Broom

Friday 1st December - Friday 22nd December

We love Christmas at Barnham Broom and we know how to celebrate in style. Find out more.

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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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Broads Tours Santa Cruise

Saturday 2nd December - Sunday 24th December

Come with Boards Tours to meet Santa and enjoy a magical time on the Norfolk Broads.

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Boxing Day Guided Walk

Tuesday 26th December

Find out about the history of Fairhaven Garden on this wonderful guided tour


My First Panto: Little Red Riding Hood

Friday 1st December - Friday 29th December

Join us to see a tale as old as time: Little Red Riding Hood get the My First Panto treatment at The Garage, Norwich.

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Christmas Carol the Musical by Planet Theatre Productions

Wednesday 20th December - Sunday 31st December

This family friendly production features a live band, music, dance and drama giving the audience an immersive experience whilst enjoying a traditional story

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Distillery Tours

Friday 1st January - Sunday 31st December

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


Tunnel of Light

Thursday 16th November - Friday 5th January

A 45-meters long, 4 meters high and 6 meters wide tunnel made from 50,000 pulsating LEDs in Norwich!

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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


Priscilla Queen of the Desert

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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Antony Gornley: 3x Another Time

Saturday 22nd April - Friday 22nd April

3x ANOTHER TIME comprises three life-sized cast iron sculptures selected from Gormley’s ongoing series Another Time (1999–2013), on UEA campus.

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