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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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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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Royal Vauxhall at The Garage

Thursday 21st September

A wild romp of a musical which plays out the imagined events of the true story of the night Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett took Princess Diana in drag to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

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The Revelation Brothers

Friday 22nd September

The Revelation Brothers are a folk duo with a twist, coming to OPEN Norwich.

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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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Harvest Veggie Fest

Saturday 23rd September

Vegetarian and vegan food festival at Wymondham Abbey.

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Wymondham Abbey Food and Drink Festival

Saturday 23rd September

Wymondham Abbey is putting on an exciting Food and Drink Festival on Saturday with local producers, demonstrations, veg-tertainment from Madame Zucchini, the …

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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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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.


Curious Directive presents Frogman

Saturday 23rd September - Thursday 28th September

A coming-of-age, supernatural thriller, this is a ground-breaking, world first theatre experience, experienced in VR headsets from double Fringe First-winners, curious directive.

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Much Ado About Puffin

Wednesday 27th September - Thursday 28th September

Join Open Attic as they traverse stormy seas and reckless tides to bring you this funny tale about a man all alone, a friendly puffin, and a whole lot of fuss over nothing.

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Book Launch for Secret Gardens of East Anglia

Thursday 28th September

The big skies and the extraordinary light of East Anglia make it unlike anywhere else in Britain, and offer the most amazing natural conditions in which to create gardens.

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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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Autumn Harvest at Cote Brasserie

Friday 1st September - Saturday 30th September

Enjoy the culinary changing of seasons at Cote Brasserie.

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Jungle Peacocks, and Iguana. By Putli Ganju.

Monday 4th September - Saturday 30th September

Jungle Peacocks and Iguana. Putli Ganju. (2015). Natural earth pigments on handmade paper.Admission is free to the SADACC.In Putli Ganju’s Sohrai painting, …

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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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A Pint of Norfolk Heritage

Thursday 7th September - Saturday 30th September

Roll out the barrel and join a virtual Norfolk pub in The Forum’s Gallery!The Forum has teamed up with Archant’s extensive photo archive to create an …

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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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Fur, Feathers & Feelers

Friday 8th September - Saturday 30th September

Inspired by Norfolk, this exhibition of etchings is set to be fascinating

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Black History Month Art Show

Tuesday 26th September - Saturday 30th September

Curated by North Norfolk based Jamaican artist Danny Keen, with the theme 'Rooted in the past, Shaping the future'.

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Common People 2: The Slight Return

Saturday 30th September - Sunday 1st October

For this Autumnal event we will be returning to a full venue format but adding in some extra bars to ensure you spend more time on the dance floor having fun!

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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 …


Grab yourself a taste sensation this September at Cafe Britannia!

Wednesday 23rd August - Monday 2nd October

Cafe Britannia, with stunning views over Norwich's Mousehold Heath, invites you to enjoy a limited edition summer burger menu, available now.

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Yolanda Brown

Monday 2nd October

A delightful fusion of Jazz, Soul and Reggae

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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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RSA In Conversation : Business Ethics, can it pay?

Tuesday 3rd October

RSA Fellows, Norwich Quakers and Norwich Cathedral are collaborating to stage a debate and discover why doing business ethically really can pay.

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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.

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John Hegley: Peace, Love & Potatoes

Thursday 5th October

Keats, Daleks, soot, belief, osmosis and compassionate autobiographical poems.


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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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Autumn Ramble and Cream Tea

Wednesday 4th October - Wednesday 11th October

Join us on a guided tour of our autumnal garden with the Head Gardener.

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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.

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Day of the Girl

Wednesday 11th October

Join us in celebrating and empowering girls!

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Landscapes of the Mind

Thursday 12th October

Fundraising gig in aid of Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind at OPEN.


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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FANN17 Architects' Exhibition

Tuesday 3rd October - Friday 13th October

The FANN17 Exhibition showcases the high quality of work produced by Norfolk’s Architects.

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Norwich Sound and Vision 2017

Thursday 12th October - Saturday 14th October

We’re proud to present 3 days of the best new music from some of the UK’s top bands.

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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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Storming Changes – special event to mark the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm

Sunday 15th October

The Great Storm ripped through Fairhaven Garden on the night of 15 October 1987.

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All About Weddings

Sunday 15th October

A wedding show for those looking for a unique wedding experienceCome and join us at our ‘All about Weddings’ show and discover what we have on offer for …

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Pat-a-Cake Baby

Sunday 15th October

Based on the book written by Joyce Dunbar and illustrated by Polly Dunbar.

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Surgery – special event to mark the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm

Monday 16th October

The King Oak, one of the oldest trees in Norfolk, survived the Great Storm, but needed surgery to secure its continuing good health.

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Never Mind The Danger

Monday 16th October

Football legends Grant Holt & Russell Martin are going to be battling it out in a Heavyweight Banter Contest at OPEN!


Coasts + Support

Monday 16th October

Five piece from Bristol, who play their own brand of tropical pop.

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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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An Evening with Ian Collins and Peter Waldron

Tuesday 17th October

As part of the Sainsbury Centre's Russian Season, marking the 100th Anniversary for the Russian revolution, celebrate art and life before and after the revolution with this book launch.

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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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Hedgehog Day with Hodmedod Hedgehog Support

Saturday 21st October

Come along and learn how you can help hedgehogs this winter.

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Three Billy Goats and Other Furry Tales

Saturday 21st October

Bring all the family! Even your pet troll is welcome.

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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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The Dream Factory

Monday 23rd October

House of Stray Cats is delighted to present a new sensory puppet show for curious children and dreamers of all ages.  With breath taking puppetry, enchanting …

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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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Heg & The Wolf Chorus at The Bicycle Shop

Tuesday 24th October

Follow Heg & The Wolf Chorus into their apocalyptic world of witches, fires, lost love and forgotten creatures.

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Charlotte Carpenter

Tuesday 24th October

Charlotte is simmering in the underground venues across the UK - and is coming to Norwich this October! Find out more.

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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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Black Beauty: October Half Term 2017

Tuesday 24th October - Saturday 28th October

Cecil Aldin: The Art of Black BeautyShowing until Saturday 25 NovemberA display of beautiful Cecil Aldin watercolours painted for the 1912 edition of Black …

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Fungi Photography Workshop

Saturday 28th October

Workshop for intermediate photographers using SLR or DSLR cameras, led by professional photographer Peter Mallett.

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Fungi Foray

Saturday 28th October

Find out how to identify death caps from deceivers on this foray into the woodland garden with one of Fairhaven’s tree surgeons.

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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.

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Grow Your Own Oak Tree Week

Friday 20th October - Sunday 29th October

Forage for an acorn in the woodland garden, then plant it in a recycled pot using Fairhaven leaf soil to grow your very own oak tree.


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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Halloween at Holkham

Thursday 26th October - Sunday 29th October

Halloween at Holkham is a ‘spooktacular’ occasion! Join in the fun and get hands-on with the amazing Kiddy Cook team to decorate your own terrifyingly tasty creation.

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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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City of Norwich Brass Band

Sunday 29th October

The City of Norwich Brass band invites you to join them for a Stage and Screen Spectacular.

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Hostry Festival 2017

Saturday 14th October - Sunday 29th October

The Hostry Festival 2017 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 …

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Festival of Architecture in Norwich & Norfolk 2017

Wednesday 27th September - Thursday 2nd November

Celebrate the county's rich contemporary architecture

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The Art Fund Annual Lecture: Rembrandt

Thursday 2nd November

Rembrandt: Explorer of Light in the Dutch Golden AgeIndependent art historian Clare Ford-Wille focuses on Rembrandt’s use of light and shade. Followed by a …


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Thursday 2nd November

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

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Bonfire Night at Cafe Britannia

Friday 3rd November

Celebrate Bonfire night in style, and in the warm, with us.

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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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Shakespeare vs Moliѐre

Friday 10th November

If Shakespeare and Moliѐre were our contemporaries what would they write about migrants today? A wave of migrants has landed on French and English shores, all …

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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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Hedda Gabler

Tuesday 7th November - Saturday 11th November

This acclaimed new production of Ibsen’s masterpiece Hedda Gabler comes to Norwich Theatre Royal following a sold out run at the National Theatre.


Candlelit Afternoon Tea

Thursday 14th December

Enjoy a wonderful Christmas afternoon tea at the quaint Cupcakes & Bubbles.

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Leaf by Niggle

Wednesday 15th November

Niggle is a painter. Not a very successful one, partly because he has so many other things to do. For some time he has been obsessed with one particular canvas …

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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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Tuesday 17th October - Saturday 18th November

Immerse yourself in the intricate artwork of Joni Smith at this free exhibition.

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Masuda String Puppetry

Saturday 18th November

A wonderful opportunity to experience the beautiful and intricate work of traditional Japanese string puppetry.

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80s Night at Barnham Broom

Saturday 18th November

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

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Autumn Colours Guided Walk

Sunday 19th November

Enjoy the spectacular autumn colours in the woodland garden with its mature oak and beech trees, including the King Oak.


Sara Dowling with the Simon Brown Trio

Sunday 19th November

Born in Oman to an Irish father and Arabic mother, Sara spent the early part of her life travelling through the Middle East due to the nature of her fathers work.

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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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An audience with Kate Kirby

Tuesday 21st November

After her children were born, she realised they are NOT like the ones you see in Boden catalogues, and seeing as it was quite tricky to find work that flexed enough.


UEA Autumn 2017 Literary Festival

Wednesday 11th October - Friday 24th November

With a range of speakers from a plethora of influences, there is something for everyone!

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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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Aladdin at Norwich Puppet Theatre

Saturday 25th November

This colourful tale from the Arabian Nights is set in the Middle East: a place of mystery, enchantment and strange, mythical creatures.Large scale contemporary …

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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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Stephen Mole Photography Exhibition

Saturday 18th November - Sunday 26th November

Norfolk Broads based photographer, Stephen Mole returns for his annual exhibition at Fairhaven Garden

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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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Norwich Global Village Christmas Market

Thursday 30th November - Saturday 2nd December

We're back at The Forum, Norwich for our three-day Norwich Global Village Christmas Market!Thursday 30th NovemberFriday 1st DecemberSaturday 2nd DecemberThere …

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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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Rembrandt Lunchtime Exhibition Talks

Tuesday 7th November - Tuesday 5th December

All of the below talks take place on Tuesdays at 12:30 until 13:00 in the Town Close Auditorium, booking is not required. 7 November Dutch Art in the Time of …

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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!

Christmas Carols and Crafts

Christmas Carols and Crafts

Wednesday 13th December

Remember the Barclays Christmas Carol concerts, then come along and join us for a Community Christmas Carol Concert.

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Christmas Wreath Workshop

Saturday 9th December - Wednesday 13th December

Create a fabulous Christmas wreath to hang on your door using fresh foliage and natural materials from our woodland garden.

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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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Vintage Christmas at the Manor with the Lovin' Handful at Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club

Saturday 9th December - Friday 15th December

Travel back in time in our beautiful Norfolk Suite Marquee and enjoy a mixture of well-known and contemporary style music, in a Skiffle/Bluegrass/American style

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Vintage Christmas at the Manor

Saturday 16th December

Sophistication Package at Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club

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Visit Father Christmas in his Woodland Yurt

Saturday 16th December - Sunday 17th 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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Join In Christmas Party Nights with Disco at Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Friday 1st December - Sunday 24th December

For the ultimate party night, get together with friends and colleagues at one of our 'Join In' Party Nights, ideal for groups of all sizes.

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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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"Home Away From Home" Christmas Day Lunch at Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Monday 25th December

Enjoy a lovely Christmas Day Lunch at Sprowston Manor

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Zest Family Christmas Day Lunch at Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Monday 25th December

Relax and enjoy the modern surroundings of Zest Cafe Bar & Grill, adjacent to the main hotel, with stunning views across the championship golf course.

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Boxing Day Guided Walk

Tuesday 26th December

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

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Festive Dining at Park Farm Hotel

Thursday 30th November - Wednesday 27th December

Enjoy a range of festive dining experiences at the wonderful Park Farm Hotel


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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The Steadfast Tin Soldier

Thursday 21st December - Saturday 30th December

This playful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s poetic story at Norwich Puppet Theatre.

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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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Christmas Break at Park Farm Hotel

Sunday 24th December - Sunday 31st December

Enjoy a Christmas break with loved ones at Park Farm hotel

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Pre-Christmas & Twixmas at Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club

Friday 1st December - Sunday 31st December

Enjoy a fantastic pre-Christmas stay at the wonderful Sprowston Manor

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Private Party Nights at Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Friday 1st December - Sunday 31st December

Enjoy private festive parties in wonderful surroundings at Sprowston Manor

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Christmas Parties at The Fritton Arms

Friday 1st December - Sunday 31st December

Enjoy a luxury Christmas party at the wonderful Fritton Arms.

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Christmas Breaks at The Fritton Arms

Friday 1st December - Sunday 31st December

Enjoy a luxury break over the Christmas period at The Fritton Arms.

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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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New Year at Park Farm Hotel

Sunday 24th December - Monday 1st January

Enter the New Year in style at the Park Farm Hotel

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Hogmanay Gala Dinner at Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Sunday 31st December - Monday 1st January

Celebrate and dance the last night of the year away with friends and family at our Hogmanay Gala Dinner in our beautiful Norfolk Suite Marquee.

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New Year’s Day Guided Walk

Monday 1st January

Find out about the history of Fairhaven Garden on this guided tour, including the collection of plants introduced by the 2nd Lord Fairhaven

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New Year's Eve Residential Package at Sprowston Manor

Sunday 31st December - Monday 1st January

Enjoy a lovely stay at the picturesque Sprowston Manor


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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An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson

Tuesday 30th January

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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The Russia 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.

The Norfolk Bump Baby and Toddler Show

The Norfok Bump, Baby and Toddler Show

Sunday 13th May

The Norfolk Bump, Baby and Toddler Show is Norfolk's longest running baby and parenting show, covering all aspects of those all important early years.

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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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Shrek The Musical

Tuesday 26th June - Sunday 8th July

Following a record-breaking UK and Ireland Tour, the smash hit blockbuster is back – and larger than life!

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Go Go Hares 2018 - Norwich

Sunday 24th June - Saturday 8th September

There were gorillas, there were dragons and now ‘Hare’ is the next sculpture coming to Norwich in 2018!

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Tours of the Guildhall

Monday 5th June - Monday 24th 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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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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