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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 Chris & Pui Show

Monday 23rd October

Little ones are in for a half term holiday treat when CBeebies favourite double act Chris & Pui makes a return visit to Norwich Theatre Royal.

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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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All Hallow’s Eve at St John’s

Thursday 26th October

Families and children are welcome to St John’s Cathedral between 11am and 3pm for activities celebrating the lead up to All Hallow’s Eve.

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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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Waterloo Park Half Term Activities

Saturday 21st October - Friday 27th October

Celebrate the opening of the new Park Britannia Café at Waterloo Park and enjoy a week of fantastic FREE Halloween – themed family activities.

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A Horrid Halloween Half Term

Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October

Creep to the castle for a week of Halloween fun.

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Neil Paris Performs The Story of Black Shuck

Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October

Join actor Neil Paris for his one man performance of this spine-chilling rendition of East Anglia’s ghostly dog tale.

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Creepy Crawlies

Tuesday 24th October - Friday 27th October

Find out about the fascinating world of bugs, beetles and butterflies, with Natural History Curator Dr David Waterhouse.

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It’s a Wrap! Mummification Demonstration

Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October

Discover all about the practice of mummification in ancient Egypt. Find out why and how the ancient Egyptians prepared their dead for the next life!

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Magic Susie’s School of Wizardry

Wednesday 25th October - Friday 27th October

Join Magic Susie and release the magic inside you in the School of Wizardry.

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Spooky Dungeon Tours

Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October

Are you brave enough to descend to the castle dungeons? Hear about the punishments, and prisoners from Norfolk’s past.

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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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Make Your Own Magic

Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October

Join us for Halloween at the castle and conjure up spells, potions and magic wands to take home.

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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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Much Ado About Puffin

Friday 27th October - Saturday 28th October

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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Rocky Horror Halloween Homicide

Friday 27th October - Saturday 28th October

Hosted by The Maids Head Hotel this Murder Mystery Dinner is sure to get your detective juices flowing.

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CAMRA Norwich Beer Festival 2017

Monday 23rd October - Saturday 28th October

The 40h Norwich Beer Festival will be held at St. Andrew's and Blackfriars' Halls from 24th to 28th October 2017. Find out more.

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Halloween at Go Ape!

Friday 27th October - Sunday 29th October

Have a Tree Top Junior adventure over the Halloween weekend and guess what's in each potion box, is it eyeballs, bones, guts, or fingers?

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Spooktastic, family fun at intu Chapelfield this half term

Wednesday 25th October - Sunday 29th October

Free Halloween-themed craft activities and safe trick or treating


The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade at BeWILDerwood

Saturday 14th October - Sunday 29th October

It's time again for our most famous, fabulous fantastical event of the year!

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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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Norwich Pumpkin Rescue

Sunday 29th October

A free, family-focused event celebrating the much-loved Halloween pumpkin is taking place in front of The Forum on the last Sunday of half term

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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.

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Visit Wanda the Witch this Half Term!

Saturday 28th October - Tuesday 31st October

Celebrate Halloween in style and give your children an adventure to remember with a visit to Wanda the Witch of Norwich's historic Guildhall.

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Frightful Fancies Halloween at The Assembly House

Monday 23rd October - Tuesday 31st October

Frightful Fancies Halloween Afternoon Tea and Halloweenies (under 12s)Tasteful Halloween fancy dress is encouraged! Book here …



Thursday 12th October - Tuesday 31st October

After the success of last year, this years horrifying attractions are set to be better than ever.

Horrible History Guided Tour of Norwich

Saturday 21st October - Tuesday 31st October

Discover the darker side of Norwich’s past on a tour with one of our cloaked guides and discover the gruesome truth behind some of the city’s best known spots.

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Book Signing with Nigella Lawson

Tuesday 31st October

Join us in welcoming Nigella Lawson to Jarrolds at 1pm on Tuesday 31 October for a signing of her latest cookbook AT MY TABLE.


Fairhaven Halloween Party

Tuesday 31st October

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


Spooky City

Tuesday 31st October

Join us if you dare for an evening full of eerie entertainment, freakish fun, mischievous tricks and delightful treats!

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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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Norwich Ghost Walks Halloween Specials

Friday 27th October - Tuesday 31st October

15 Halloween ghost stories told by the spectral Cow Tower by the Man in Black and his expanded team of ghouls.

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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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An Evening with Lord Norman Tebbit

Thursday 2nd November

We welcome Lord Tebbitt, who will introduce his book The Game Cook.

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Bordeaux Dinner

Thursday 2nd November

Enjoy the tastes of Bordeaux at Bishop's.


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Thursday 2nd November

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

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Go Ape! Half Term Treats 2017

Friday 6th October - Friday 3rd November

Devilishly good adventures with 20% off? Magic. Whether it’s by car, bike or broomstick, get your Tribe to the forest this half-term and save.

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Big Boom Fireworks

Friday 3rd November

Enjoy the FREE fireworks from the top of Norwich Market, and around the City.

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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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Autumn Tours of the Private Gardens

Sunday 5th November

Join a member of Holkham’s landscape team, to enjoy a wonderful opportunity to view the private gardens surrounding Holkham Hall.

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Christmas Charities Fair

Sunday 5th November

Local charities will be selling crafts, gifts, and Christmas Cards. Have a go on the tombola and stock up on stocking fillers. This is a FREE event, it would …

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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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Age UK Norfolk Fashion Show

Thursday 9th November

Age UK Norfolk is a local independent charity that provides support services to older people across the county and we are celebrating 70 years of existence and hard work this year.


Michael Palin In Conversation Plus a Screening of A Private Function (15)

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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Chamber Music Concert - Castalian String Quartet

Friday 10th November

The Castalian Quartet is rapidly emerging as the exciting new voice on the international chamber music scene.

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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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The Vintage & Creators Christmas Market

Saturday 11th November

A wonderful selection of vintage Christmas items, gifts, and ideas.

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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.

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GBK: Free burgers and 20% off

Tuesday 24th October - Tuesday 14th November

Free burgers and 20% off your next GBK bill at intu Chapelfield.

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Jarrold Christmas Customer Evening

Tuesday 14th November

Get involved with Jarrolds most popular evening, and enjoy the exclusive shopping experience.

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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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Christmas Shopping Evening

Thursday 16th November

Customers will receive a 10% discount off all purchases and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and mince pie

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Fireworks at Jarrolds

Thursday 16th November

Enjoy the festive atmosphere from 6.15pm in the city centre and then watch the city’s Christmas lights switched on at 7pm.

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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 …


Charlie Bears 12th Birthday

Saturday 18th November

We would love you to come along and celebrate Charlie Bears 12th Birthday with us

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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!


Norwich Film Festival

Thursday 9th November - Sunday 19th November

Norwich Film Festival is back for a 7th year taking place from the 9th November to the 19th November and we are thrilled to bring you our most exciting and …

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Sunday 19th November

A sprinkling of Christmas is on the cards when the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain makes a return visit to Norwich Theatre Royal on Sunday, November 19.

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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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Guided Walk of the Holkham National Nature Reserve

Tuesday 21st November

Join one of our warden’s on a guided walk around the Holkham National Nature Reserve starting at Burnham Overy Staithe

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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 Katie 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.

Jarrold Literary Lunch and the presentation of the East Anglia Book Awards

Friday 24th November

Join best selling authors Elly Griffiths, Sarah Perry and Raphaella Barker and this year’s shortlisted winners for a delicious lunch.


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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Norwich Vegans 3rd Annual Christmas Market

Saturday 25th November

With Free Entry, 50+ stalls, delicious vegan food, free samples, face painting, the Norwich Vegans stall and more, we hope you will feel festive indeed

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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.

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The arrival of Father Christmas at Jarrolds

Sunday 26th November

Don’t miss the chance to be among the first to greet him this year as he arrives on his sleigh accompanied by his elves and other Wonderland friends.


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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Woodforde's Magical Christmas Market

Saturday 2nd December - Sunday 3rd December

A weekend of beer and wine tastings, brewery tours and Christmas gift inspiration from local food and drink producers!

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Art Fair East

Friday 1st December - Sunday 3rd December

Art Fair East, one of the Eastern region's largest and liveliest contemporary visual arts events, is the kind of event rarely seen outside London.

Christmas Craft Workshop - A Natural Christmas

Sunday 3rd December

Families, get creative and into the Christmas spirit! Join Holkham’s festive workshop and make some decorations to take away using a combination of natural materials.

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The Rat Pack Swinging Live at the Rooftop Gardens

Sunday 3rd December

We are delighted to have Britain's Best Rat Pack Tribute starring David Alacey as Frank Sinatra.


The Bear Shop Christmas Party

Sunday 3rd December

Once again, Christmas time is with us and the festive season starts for you in The Bear Shop for our Christmas Open Day!

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Carols with the King

Sunday 3rd December

Following the very successful events in previous years, Jarrolds are delighted to once again support Carols with the King at the Forum.

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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 …

Christmas Workshop - Festive Wreath Making

Wednesday 6th December

Nothing quite says ‘Christmas’ like putting a hand-made wreath on your front door.

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Ghostly Dinners at the Guildhall

Friday 24th November - Friday 8th December

Spooky Buffet Dinner with The Man in Black, with ghost stories!

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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!

Craft Workshop - A Natural Christmas

Sunday 10th December

Families, get creative and into the Christmas spirit!

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Carols at Jarrolds 2017

Sunday 10th December

Listen to the Norwich Philharmonic Choir as they move around the store singing a festive mix of traditional and new carols.

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Luxury Wares Christmas Pop-Up Shop

Thursday 7th December - Sunday 10th December

Indulge in a fantastic pop-up of homeware and accessory designers! Perfect for Christmas!

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The Men of Motown - Sound of Soul Live

Sunday 10th December

The Ultimate Tribute Show to Motown. This act performs the most well-loved, chart topping songs from Motown

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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.


Candlelit Afternoon Tea

Thursday 14th December

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

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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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Festive Food Fair at Holkham Hall

Saturday 16th December - Sunday 17th December

The Lady Elizabeth Wing will host a two-day Festive Food Fair with a delicious collection of Christmas food and drink from local and regional producers.

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Cards for Good Causes

Thursday 12th October - Sunday 17th December

You can rely on the Cards for Good Causes team to provide a huge range of Christmas cards, wrapping paper, gift tags, advent calendars and Christmas novelties. …

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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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Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2017

Wednesday 8th November - Saturday 23rd December

Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians.

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Steam Trains to Santa

Saturday 2nd December - Sunday 24th December

Each year Bure Valley railway welcomes its highly popular steam trains to Santa.

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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.

Festive Winter Walks

Thursday 28th December - Saturday 30th December

Enjoy a Festive walk around Norwich after the delights of Christmas.

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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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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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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Studio 54 The Rooftop Gardens Party New Years Eve 2017

Sunday 31st December - Monday 1st January

Join the Rooftop Gardens for a night you won't forget!

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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

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Festive Afternoon Tea

Saturday 25th November - Monday 1st January

Enjoy a fabulous afternoon tea experience with all the festive magic and excitement. Running from 12:00 to 16:30 daily, the Assembly House's famous afternoon …

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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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Panto - Sleeping Beauty

Wednesday 13th December - Sunday 14th January

The Theatre Royal is one of the few theatres of its size in the UK to create and produce its own panto, unusually for panto, there is also a live six-piece …

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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.

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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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Beethoven Symphonies 4 & 5 with Thomas Ades

Sunday 27th May

Thomas Adès conducts Beethoven’s ever-popular fifth symphony alongside the poignant fourth and Gerald Barry’s Piano Concerto.

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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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GoGoHares 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 - Tuesday 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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Antony Gormley: 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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