Ways of Seeing John Berger and the Art of Observation.

NNF17: Ways of Seeing - John Berger and The Art of Obersvation

Saturday 27th May

Part of the Norfolk & Norwich festival.A special event which pays tribute to the late Booker prize-winning novelist and visionary art critic John Berger …

Trans Like Me with CN Lester.

NNF17: Trans Like Me

Saturday 27th May

Part of the Norfolk & Norwich festival.In Trans Like Me, academic and trans-activist CN Lester addresses the most pressing questions in the transgender …

Wymondham Town Busking Day

Wymondham Town Busking Day

Saturday 27th May

Musicians perform all over the town centre creating a wonderful atmosphere during Town Busking Day. Find out more.

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NNF17: Revolutions 5x15

Saturday 27th May

Part of the Norfolk & Norwich festival.Five renowned speakers, no script, and 15 minutes each to blow your mind.Featuring feminist  campaigner Caroline …

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Wild About Train Wood

Saturday 27th May

Take part in guided walks, river dipping, minibeast hunting and visit eight wildlife stations and have a go at a variety of wildlife activities.You can meet …

Satire and Protest with Hannah Berry and Isabel Greenberg.

NNF17: Satire and Protest

Saturday 27th May

Part of the Norfolk & Norwich festival.Join critically acclaimed graphic novelists Hannah Berry and Isabel Greenberg in conversation on satire, protest …

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Undercroft Tour

Saturday 27th May

Explore one of the finest and largest undercrofts in the city in this fascinating tour.

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NNF17: Jon McGregor - Resevoir 13

Saturday 27th May

Part of the Norfolk & Norwich festival.The multiple-award winning author of Even the Dogs and If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things brings us his first …


NNF17: LaSharVu

Saturday 27th May

Comprising of LaDonna Harley Peters, Sharlene Hector and Vula Malinga – the fabulous singers from Basement Jaxx

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NNF17: VR Playground

Friday 12th May - Sunday 28th May

Don a VR headset, jump on a playground swing, and be transported inside an experimental virtual reality ride created by the world’s only Thrill Engineer, …

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Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2017

Friday 12th May - Sunday 28th May

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

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NNF17: Anne Boleyn with Alison Weir

Sunday 28th May

Alison Weir, one of the UK's best-selling historians, returns to the Festival after a sold out event about Katherine of Aragon in 2016

Ian Cobain.

NNF17: Your country is lying to you with Ian Cobain

Sunday 28th May

In The History Thieves, former investigative journalist for The Guardian Ian Cobain uses previously unseen material

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NNF17: Russia and Revolution

Sunday 28th May

Marking the hundredth anniversary of the Russian revolution, Robert Service – the eminent historian of Russia

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NNF17: Writing The Fringes

Sunday 28th May

Ross Raisin is one of Britain's most exciting young writers – a 'new high priest of British pastoral'

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NNF17: City of Literature Weekend

Friday 26th May - Sunday 28th May

A weekend packed full of literary talks.Spanning three days the City of Literature Weekends invites you to join some of the most original thinkers, writers and …


NNF17: Driftwood

Wednesday 17th May - Sunday 28th May

Part of the Norfolk & Norwich festival.As we drift along the current of life we are shaped by the humans we encounter.Headlining the iconic Norfolk & …


Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe

Sunday 28th May

Strictly’s favourite couple have developed a whole new show with newly choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances, with new music to …

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NNF17: Festival for Free

Friday 12th May - Sunday 28th May

Free events for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival! Each May the festival transforms our city and county with magical and inspirational artististic …

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Give Nature a Home with the RSPB

Monday 29th May

Join the RSPB team for family fun and find out how you can give nature a home

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Strings on the Lawn

Monday 29th May

A local string band performing on the lawn at Somerleyton Hall.


Rock 'n' Roll at Gressenhall

Monday 29th May

Return to when Rock ‘n’ Roll was King!

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Pedal Norfolk Cycling Festival

Saturday 27th May - Monday 29th May

Pedal Norfolk is back for its fifth year at Holkham for the bank holiday weekend, Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May 2017.

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Royal Norfolk Show Best Dressed preview event

Friday 26th May - Monday 29th May

intu Chapelfield has once again teamed up with the Royal Norfolk Show (RNS) in search of this year’s best dressed show-goers.On both days of the Show (28 and …

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Minibeasts or Pests?

Tuesday 30th May

Join the Norfolk Museum Service Conservation Team and discover what happens when minibeasts become pests;

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Minibeasts Hotel

Tuesday 30th May

Find out which minibeasts live about your house and join Norfolk Wildlife Trust to make a minibeasts' hotel to take home.

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Young People’s Election Debate

Tuesday 30th May

The Young People's Election Debate is a night where young people can engage with local political candidates. The evening will be based on questions and topics …

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Spring Fling

Wednesday 1st March - Wednesday 31st May

Have a Fling this Spring with Park Farm Hotel.

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Wild Touch

Wednesday 31st May

Family event: Wild Touch wildlife rescue is a small, experienced rescue service in Rollesby rescuing and rehabilitating wild and exotic creatures.Meet some of …

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Stepping Into Summer Family Fun Day!

Wednesday 31st May

A day of informal crafts, storytelling and music around the Cathedral for youngsters aged 3 and above.Babies and toddlers are very welcome, too, and there will …

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Birds and Bees

Wednesday 31st May

Join the Norfolk Beekeepers Association - find out how help bees live in their hive homes

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For the Love of Lego

Wednesday 31st May

Visit our Lego street and help build our own Lego neighbourhood.

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Love Norwich Market Celebration Day

Wednesday 31st May

A celebration of our iconic, much-loved Norwich Market will take place during May half term as part of Love Your Local Market fortnight.

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Tuesday 30th May - Wednesday 31st May

From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage!Holly is a young Fairy Princess, who is still learning how to …

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Who's Been Living in My House?

Thursday 1st June

Join our storyteller to hear delightful tales and adventures of creatures who share our home.

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Nature's Secret and Unusual Homes

Thursday 1st June

Meet Dr David Waterhouse, Curator of Natural History, to investigate homes in nature.

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Roll Up for Robots! Free Kids Club at intu Chapelfield

Wednesday 31st May - Thursday 1st June

intu Chapelfield is teaming up with Norwich Puppet Theatre on Wednesday 31 May, offering children aged three and over the opportunity to make their own robot …

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Beauty and the Beach

Thursday 1st June

As part of Norwich Fashion Week John Lewis are holding a special beauty event.

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Thursday 1st June

SLAM is back and it’s better than ever!SLAM is jam-packed with young local artists with all sorts of great talent ranging from singer- songwriters, dancers …

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Limehouse Lizzy

Thursday 1st June

The boys are back in town! Limehouse Lizzy keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages …

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Children's Puppet Making Workshop

Tuesday 30th May - Friday 2nd June

The workshop will begin with making the basic puppet form. Then it's time to let imaginations run wild to create a new puppet character using a vast array of …


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Tuesday 30th May - Friday 2nd June

We have a wide variety of activities for ages 7 to 12.These include Climbing, Radio Daze (making your own radio show), Drama, Photography, Science, Sports and …

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Frankenstein for Kids

Friday 2nd June

When Igor, Dr Frankenstein’s assistant, attempts to assemble a beautiful dancer made from balloons, it all goes wrong.Dr Frankenstein is not happy - his …

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Friday 2nd June

From adversity can come triumph, and from catharsis inspiration. Such has been the case for GNOOMES, the threesome hailing from Perm, Russia, whose second …

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Norwich Gaming Festival

Monday 29th May - Saturday 3rd June

The Norwich Gaming Festival is a completely free, family friendly celebration of video games. Find out more.

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Three Night Bank Holiday Family Weekend Breaks

Saturday 27th May - Saturday 3rd June

Get your whole family together on a fantastic four night bank holiday getaway, enjoy specially designed family activities

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Family Workshop: Woodland Wanderers

Saturday 3rd June

Inspired by Garlic Theatre's mixed up tale of Robin Hood and Red Riding Hood, you can create woodland characters from any of these or other fairy stories, or …


Market Place Music - Stromm

Saturday 3rd June

Stromm are Ross Mitson (vocals/guitar/keyboards), Claire Kidman (vocals), Kate Ross (bass) and Stuart Paterson (drums).They write and perform music with an …

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Land your dream job in Fashion

Saturday 3rd June

If fashion is in your bones, then this workshop is for you.You will learn:• What is cutting edge in fashion right now• Being creative and on the pulse of …

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Saturday 3rd June

Meet experts from the Norwich Bat Group and find out about these sensitive creatures who like to live in the loft!

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Little Red Robin Hood

Saturday 3rd June

A long time ago in a deep dark wood lived a lovely little girl who was very very good. And her name was Little Red Riding Hood!Puppeteer Mark begins to tell …

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Explorer Backpacks at Norwich Cathedral

Monday 29th May - Saturday 3rd June

Explorer Backpacks are offered to children aged 5-11 years old visiting with their family, upon entering the Cathedral’s Hostry Visitor Centre.The bags …

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On the Ball City!

Tuesday 30th May - Saturday 3rd June

Crazy about the canaries? Join us for half term footballing fun.

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St Benet’s Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

Saturday 3rd June

Boat trip 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 wheelchair users due to …

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Music for a Summer Evening

Saturday 3rd June

Handel organ concertos: The Cuckoo and the NightingaleConcerto no. 5 – rev Richard MudgeWith music by Purcell, Boyce, Hebden, Hellendaal & AvisonTickets: …



Tuesday 30th May - Saturday 3rd June

Winner of three Tony awards, including Best Musical, Spamalot rewrites the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Inspired by the …

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English Touring Opera

Thursday 1st June - Saturday 3rd June

Puccini’s TOSCA (Thur 1 & Fri 2)Sung in Italian with English subtitles visible from all seats.One of the world’s best-loved operas, brimming with lust, …

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Spring Family Stay - Maids Head Hotel

Saturday 27th May - Sunday 4th June

This Spring Bank holiday bring your family to Norwich and stay at The Maids Head Hotel situated in the heart of the city, a great place to stay while exploring …

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Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club

Saturday 3rd June - Sunday 4th June

Craig Charles is bringing his legendary Funk and Soul Club to Norwich again.

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Harleston Open Gardens

Saturday 3rd June - Sunday 4th June

Over 25 private gardens and allotments open to visitors around this pretty market town.Some include plant sales, open studios, refreshments and fundraising …

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Hawk and Owl Trust Live Link-up

Saturday 27th May - Sunday 4th June

Join members of the Hawk and Owl Trust and watch the daily antics of the peregrine falcons as they make their nest on Norwich Cathedral spire.


10th Anniversary Colourful Cake and Costume Party

Saturday 27th May - Sunday 4th June

The Boggles and Twiggles of BeWILDerwood invite you to their extra special 10th Anniversary Cake and Costume Party!Everyone in the woods is dressing up for the …

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The House that Dolly Built

Sunday 28th May - Sunday 4th June

Make tiny things to take home for your own dolls' house: paper folding, matchbox rooms and peg dolls (varies day to day).Open Wednesdays 10.00 to 16.00 and …

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Guided Canoe Trail

Sunday 4th June

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

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Norwich 100/50/25 Bike Ride

Sunday 4th June

Starting and finishing in the beautiful City of Norwich, this ride takes you through a perfect cycling country of quiet roads and picturesque villages


Love Your Zoo – Carry on Courting

Saturday 27th May - Sunday 4th June

In support BIAZA's Love your Zoo campaign, we will be jumping into the world of courtship


L is for… Love Your Zoo!

Saturday 27th May - Sunday 4th June

As part of our BIAZA Love your Zoo celebrations, join us to discover the A to Z of zoo life!

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I Want to be a Dino Explorer!

Saturday 27th May - Sunday 4th June

Are you brave enough to be a Dino Explorer? Let your imagination run wild as you explore the park,

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Wing It Week

Saturday 27th May - Sunday 4th June

Wing It Week at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. Family event: Use our spotter sheet to find all things fluttery in our garden to win a small prize.

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Pond Dipping

Tuesday 30th May - Sunday 4th June

Visit Field to Fork, the exciting, interactive experience all about food and farming at Holkham.Let our ‘talking tools’ tell you what they were used for; …

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Norwich City of Ale 2017

Thursday 25th May - Monday 5th June

Ten-day city-wide celebration of pubs, breweries and beer in Norwich.

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English Dolls' Houses: A History

Tuesday 6th June

Join Jan Roberts from the Dolls' House Society to discover the history of dolls' houses in England. Town Close Auditorium

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Pub for Every Day of the Year: Strolls & Stories Evening Walking Tours

Tuesday 6th June

Norwich was once the home of over 700 pubs. The tour takes you round some of them, exploring their names and origins

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Little Tots: Dough Island

Wednesday 7th June

A squelchy, squirchy island of salt dough to build, decorate and adorn with trees, plants, buildings and more... come and help create a wonderland in …


Together to the Workhouse Door

Wednesday 7th June

Book your tickets now for a truly unique event. 'Together to the Workhouse Door' is a creative partnership project with funding support from Arts Council England

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The Stonemasons' Craft - June

Thursday 8th June

Meet members of the Guild of St Stephen & St George as they create carvings, both outside and inside the Castle.

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Museum Highlights Tour

Friday 5th May - Friday 9th June

Accompany our guide on a whistle-stop tour of the museum and find out more about some of the star objects on display.

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A Peep Inside the Strangers' Hall dolls' house collections

Wednesday 7th June - Friday 9th June

Join our curators for a behind the scenes look at dolls' houses and dolls' house furniture from the Strangers' Hall collections.

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A Salute To Sinatra and the Swing Legends with Matt Ford

Friday 9th June

This show features the hits of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Matt Monro, Andy Williams and others performed by the Award winning singer Matt Ford and his …

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Market Place Music – Triple Bill Tour

Saturday 10th June

Triple Bill Tour featuring some things, Arthur and The Brass Monkeys.The Triple Bill Tour is a short Arts Council-funded UK tour featuring these three bands: …

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Outdoors - Indoors

Saturday 10th June

Celebrate Bookstart Week with Norfolk Library Service and get ready to explore outdoors

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Silly Sock Day

Saturday 10th June

It's time for our annual Silly Sock Day! Come along to run WILD in the woods, as we raise awareness in partnership with our friends, Autism Anglia.As you may …

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Masks, Mysteries and Other Worldly Pleasures

Tuesday 25th April - Saturday 10th June

This is the first solo exhibition outside Hungary for this talented, emerging young artist. Sensuous, surreal, even shocking; such are some of the words which …

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Scotland v England World Cup 2018 Qualifier

Saturday 10th June

Live screening of Scotland v England FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier.Watch the match on our huge 7m HD screen in a relaxed atmosphere - fully licensed bar …

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British Red Cross Walk and Run

Sunday 11th June

An opportunity to take on a 10km run or a 5km walk around the beautiful grounds of Somerleyton Hall.£20 for runners, £10 for walkers.Gardens will also be …

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Jazz in June

Sunday 11th June

Come and join us for a relaxing afternoon of Jazz whilst enjoying a wonderful afternoon tea in our Barford Suite.From 2pm the Classic Dixieland Jazz Trio will …

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'To watch the corn grow, and the blossoms set' The art of Claughton Pellew

Friday 10th June - Sunday 11th June

Claughton Pellew (1890-1966) was a gifted painter and wood engraver, trained at the Slade School of Art.

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Open Farm Sunday

Sunday 11th June

As the birthplace of modern agriculture, join Holkham as they participate in this nationwide annual event to highlight the farming industry at Holkham.View the …


Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios

Saturday 27th May - Sunday 11th June

For 16 days each year, Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios celebrates the county's artists and their achievements by offering them the opportunity to open their …

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Small Wonders

Tuesday 13th June

The development of houses and homes as seen in the dolls' houses from the Small Stories exhibition.

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Explore with the Experts – Landscapes and Gardens

Tuesday 13th June

Discover more about the gardens and landscape of Holkham on this special interest tractor trailer tour. Join Holkham Head Gardener, Dene Wood, as he discusses …

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Castle Art

Wednesday 14th June

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

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Martin Kemp Book Launch The Mona Lisa: The People and the Painting

Thursday 15th June

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening with Martin Kemp, acclaimed art historian and world-renowned authority on Leonardo da Vinci


Professor Robert Winston – Modifying Humans: where does genetics stop?

Thursday 15th June

History shows that humans are obsessed with their genes.Does the sequencing of the human genome really herald a new opportunity for medicine or is there a …

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Organic Entity

Friday 16th June

200,000 years after evolving into anatomically modern humans there is still so much unknown, both within and outside us.Choreographers Anna Watkins (UK), Neus …

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The Return of Harry Baker

Friday 16th June

Poetry Slam Champion, Harry Baker, brings his infamous brand of spoken word to Norwich Cathedral's Refectory. Book tickets here.

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Stonemasons' Guild Mystery Play

Saturday 17th June

Apprentices and the Master Mason of the Guild of St Stephen & St George perform their traditional Mystery Play

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Textile Trail with Norfolk guide Rod Spokes

Saturday 17th June

Join the tour with Norfolk guide Rod Spokes and hear about the extraordinary courage, skill and commitment of the Huguenots in Norwich.

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Victorian Criminals on Trial - June

Saturday 17th June

Guilty or not guilty? As the story of a real-life trial unfolds you decide.

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Art Workshop – Paper Mosaics

Saturday 17th June

Be inspired by the famous walled garden at Holkham with this fun, colourful and intriguing art workshop, which will reference the extraordinary floral paper …

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The Intellectual Hooligans at Maddermarket

Saturday 11th February - Saturday 17th June

The “Intellectual Hooligans” are Norwich’s premium Improv comedy troupe.

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Open House

Saturday 17th June

We are delighted to announce the return of our OPEN House event #OH2, an event showcasing some of our City's finest independent musicians performing live …

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Harleston Antiques & Vintage Street Market

Sunday 18th June

A fantastic street market that fills the centre of town with over 70 stalls selling antiques and vintage furniture, clothes and collectibles.Displays of …

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Fathers Day Jazz Lunch

Sunday 18th June

Spoil dad with a special Fathers Day Jazz Lunch from 1-3pm on Sunday 18th June 2017

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BeWILDerdad's Twiggle Treat Day

Sunday 18th June

Treat your Dad to a free* trip to BeWILDerwood this Father's Day!Enjoy a day in the woods where children and grown-ups alike can play! Race along our zip-wires …

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Norwich Food and Drink Festival

Sunday 18th June

This fun filled family event will once again take place at The Forum and St Peter’s Street and we are so excited and thankful that our AMAZING headline …

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Father’s Day Special Dayboat hire, Three hours for the price of Two!

Sunday 18th June

Let Dad be the Captain of his own vessel the Father's day!

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German Bierfest Norwich

Thursday 15th June - Sunday 18th June

"Welcome to the German Village and Bierfest!

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Harleston Evening Street Party

Sunday 18th June

A free family street party with performers Terry Adams and Funk Soul Brothers and cafe style seating. Plus Park Radio, street food and Pimms' Tent.Free car …

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Explore with the Experts - Forestry

Tuesday 20th June

Discover the fascinating world of forestry at Holkham on this special interest tractor trailer tour.Holkham Head Forester, Harry Wakefield, will be leading the …

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Shopping for History: Strolls & Stories Evening Walking Tour

Tuesday 20th June

The tour aims to show how and where Norwich people have shopped over the centuries and what today's shops

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Little Tots Puppet Making: Mini Beasts

Wednesday 21st June

Bugs, butterflies and little beasties - create a creepy crawly puppet together!Led by our expert workshop team Little Tots Puppet Making sessions give toddlers …



Wednesday 21st June

She just needs to understand that it’s not her fault, that she’s not to blame, that she’s not a slut.’Snuff Box Theatre present the award-winning new …

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The Great and the Good

Thursday 22nd June

Look at the clothing and textiles associated with famous people, held in the collection, including Elizabeth Fry, Amelia Opie and Horatio Nelson.

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Welcome Walk

Thursday 25th May - Thursday 22nd June

Age-friendly tour on Thursday 25th May or Thursday 22 June.Join our specially trained staff for a wander around the museum in this relaxed introductory tour …

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A Real Alien Adventure

Friday 23rd June

Miss Amelia Buttersnap, investigator of all things unseen and mysterious, inventor of gadgets both marvellous and improbable is on a mission to prove that …

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Corn Hall Comedy Club

Friday 23rd June

Rich Wilson, Andrea Hubert and Mark SmithLine up subject to changeFood & bar from 6.30pmTickets £10 Advance / £12

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Market Place Music – Groovapolitan

Saturday 24th June

Groovapolitan are based in Norwich and play funk, soul and disco music: Dario Salvi (bass guitar and vocals), James Porter (guitar), Hannah Salvi (trombone and …

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Undercroft Tours

Saturday 24th June

The Bridewell has a fascinating past, and an undercroft full of hidden secrets. Find out more.

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Hidden Homes

Saturday 24th June

Taking inspiration from favourite children's stories and tales, craft secret doorways and imagine the hidden homes which lay beyond.

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Art workshop: Playing with Size

Saturday 24th June

Join Maria Nikolajeva, Professor of Children’s Literature, University of Cambridge

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Let’s Rock Norwich - Retro Festival

Saturday 24th June

Enjoy a fabulous line-up of artists to bring you the very best of the 80s, and an action packed day of general 80s madness. Find out more.

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Academy of St Thomas orchestral concert

Saturday 24th June

Academy of St Thomas orchestral concert


Single Malt Whisky Tasting

Saturday 24th June

Join us for a fun and informative evening of whisky tasting and imbibing with distiller, independent bottler, former Caol Ila Distillery Manager and whisky …

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The Magic Es

Saturday 24th June

The Magic Es, purveyors of glorious anthemic indie pop, return to their hometown for a balmy summers night of musical magic.They'll be playing songs from their …

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Fantastic Mr Fox

Wednesday 21st June - Saturday 24th June

Adapted for the stage by Sam Holcroft.Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three greedy, smelly, horrid farmers hate the cunning Mr Fox. Mr Fox is smart, clever and rather …

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Small Stories: Stangers' Hall dolls' house collection

Saturday 4th March - Sunday 25th June

As part of the Small Stories, At Home in a Dolls' House exhibition at Norwich Castle, visit Strangers' Hall to see the newly

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Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls’ House

Saturday 4th March - Sunday 25th June

Through stories of the dolls’ houses, which span the past 300 years, visitors will be taken on a journey through the history of the home, everyday lives and changing family relationships.

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Diss Cyclathon

Sunday 25th June

Talk to a local cyclist in Norfolk or Suffolk and they'll tell you the best cycling in the area is on the beautiful country lanes

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The Three of Us

Tuesday 13th June - Sunday 25th June

The Three of Us is an exhibition of paintings by artists, David Jones, Jane Mackintosh and Barry Watkins.David, Jane and Barry are all longstanding members of …

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Plantation Garden Jazz Picnic with The Pavilion Big Band

Sunday 25th June

Bring your picnic, chairs/rug and enjoy our mid-summer music event with The Pavilion Big Band

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Kool G Rap

Monday 26th June

The Rap Legend’s very first time in Norwich and first time performing in the UK for 25 Years!Kool G Rap appeared on the Juice Crew’s classic cut “The …

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Explore with the Experts - Game and Conservation

Tuesday 27th June

Discover more about gamekeeping and conservation with Holkham Head Keeper, Kevan McCaig, on this special interest tractor trailer tour.Learn about the practice …

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Deer Discovery Walks

Wednesday 7th June - Wednesday 28th June

Join a guided walk to learn some interesting facts about the herd of deer in Holkham Park.Discover how the behaviour of the beautiful fallow and majestic red …

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Royal Norfolk Show

Wednesday 28th June - Thursday 29th June

The largest agricultural show in the UK, the Royal Norfolk Show, returns with over 3,000 animals and hundreds of attractions. Book tickets here.


Toddlers’ Special: Snapdragons at Norwich Castle

Monday 24th April - Friday 30th June

Meet 'Snap' the dragon puppet and enjoy fun activity sessions for 2-4 year olds.Find out more.

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Black Voices

Friday 30th June

Formed in 1987, Black Voices has gained a reputation as Europe’s finest female a cappella quintet.For over 25 years the ensemble has captivated global …

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Open Air Cinema - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Friday 30th June

Come and experience the ultimate cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”.Get ready to do the Time Warp again with a rare opportunity to see the …

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Norwich Vegans Summer Fayre

Saturday 1st July

The Summer Fayre is the second large event to be organised by the Norwich VegansThere will be a wide range of stalls offering a great range of vegan foods, …

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WMF Wymondham Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert

Saturday 1st July

In the first half of the 19th century, Weber's opera Der Freischütz was a runaway success, and, to this day, its overture is the composer’s most famous …

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Dinos at Night

Saturday 1st July

Enjoy an evening of fun as Dinosaur Adventure comes to life at dusk!

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Open Air Cinema – Grease

Saturday 1st July

'Mamma Mia!' comes to Holkham as part of our weekend of open air cinema.

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Motown & Northern Soul Night

Saturday 4th February - Sunday 2nd July

These popular nights are perfect for those of you who love to dance the night away to all of the club classics!

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Outlaw Half Triathlon

Saturday 1st July - Sunday 2nd July

Holkham will be hosting the Outlaw Half Holkham for a second year running.The swim, both transitions and the entire run will take place within the grounds of …

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Riverside: Strolls and Stories Evening Walking Tour

Tuesday 4th July

Past the old warehouses and docks of a bygone industrial age, the River Wensum meanders its way through some of the loveliest scenery in Norwich.Tickets from …

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Little Tots Puppet Making: Puppet People

Wednesday 5th July

Taking inspiration from grandma, the postman, or yourselves - create a friendly puppet person together!Led by our expert workshop team Little Tots Puppet …

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WMF Teatime Recital

Wednesday 5th July

Rachel Groves – HarpistRachel Groves is a harpist and composer based in Edinburgh “who enjoys playing at concerts weddings & events, writing music and …

WMF Jazz at the Abbey: Jo Fooks Quartet

Thursday 6th July

Jo Fooks QuartetJo Fooks – SaxTed Beaumant – Piano (pianist in the Humphrey Lyttelton band)Val Manix – BassBobby Worth – Drums“It led me to invite Jo …

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Champagne Dinner

Thursday 6th July

Bishops are offering a six-course dinner accompanied with different champagne in their intimate Norwich restaurant. This is the perfect event for a special …


River Walk and Pop Up Cafe

Saturday 8th July

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

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Lord Mayor’s Celebrations 2017

Friday 7th July - Sunday 9th July

Three days of celebrations including a street procession on the Saturday

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Photography Workshop – Landmarks and Landscapes

Saturday 8th July - Sunday 9th July

This two-day event will set new and exciting challenges allowing you the opportunity to photograph a range of subjects around the estate.Specialist …


Harleston and Waveney Art Trail

Saturday 24th June - Sunday 9th July

The Harleston & Waveney Art Trail Collective (also known as HWAT) is a diverse and lively community of professional artists who live and work in the …

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Little Tots Music Group

Monday 19th June - Monday 10th July

Friendly and fun regular music sessions for you and your baby or toddler.The sessions are full of joy and laughter using puppets, props and other surprises to …

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Little Tots: Squirt, Splodge, Flick, Ooze

Wednesday 12th July

Very messy musical fun with paint - lots and lots of paint! Wear old clothes (grown ups too!) and get a groove on as we paint the room fantastic!Artist Sophie …

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La Condition Humaine

Wednesday 12th July

Revealing the secret life of René Magritte's masterpiece.In early 2016 Conservator Alice Tavares de Silva examined a painting by Magritte, La Condition …

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The Intellectual Hooligans at Aroma

Saturday 25th February - Saturday 15th July

Aroma welcome Norwich's resident improv comedy performers!

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Shakespeare Festival

Friday 14th July - Saturday 15th July

Experience open-air Shakespeare in Norwich Cathedral Cloisters. Find out more.

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Corporate Boxing

Saturday 15th July

Corporate Boxing is where men and women from the white-collar professions train like a real boxer to box on different Corporate Boxing events throughout the …

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Wymondham Music Festival 2017

Saturday 1st July - Saturday 15th July

The award-winning Wymondham Music Festival returns featuring classical, folk, world, jazz and dance. Find out what's happening here.

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Summer Tours of the Private Gardens of Holkham Hall

Sunday 16th July

Join a member of Holkham’s landscape team to enjoy a wonderful opportunity to view the private gardens at Holkham Hall, which are normally closed to the …

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Shalamar One-Night Break

Sunday 16th July - Monday 17th July

Make it A Night to Remember with soul group Shalamar, with a on night break at Potters Resort. Find out more.

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Dance for Wellbeing

Monday 16th January - Monday 17th July

This weekly course is for people aged 16+ who want to work on improving their mental health and wellbeing

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Cathedral Quarter: Strolls and Stories Evening Walking Tour

Tuesday 18th July

The Cathedral Close is one of the largest and certainly the loveliest in England. In shadows of the Cathedral, its graceful buildings cluster around green …


Limelighters Drama

Thursday 18th May - Thursday 20th July

A new and enlightening chance for anyone over 50 to engage in one off monthly drama sessions inspired by productions within the main house

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The Thornyclod's Crafty Kitchen

Monday 5th June - Friday 21st July

The Thornyclod is cooking up a storm at BeWILDerwood! Join us for some messy play in the Thornyclod's Mud Kitchen, make a clay creation in the Big Hat and …


The Legends of Mowtown

Friday 21st July

Baby I Need your Lovin' - The Legends of Motown, a true Motown review show in every sense of the word.This celebration of the Legends Of Motown is not only …

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300 Years of Freemasonry

Tuesday 9th May - Saturday 22nd July

Marking the tercentenary of Freemasonry, uncover mysteries and symbolism in this revealing exhibition created by Norfolk Freemasons.Discover how the society …

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NNF17: Hans-Peter Feldmann

Saturday 6th May - Saturday 22nd July

Ground-breaking German artist, Hans-Peter Feldmann's work features in the collections of major art venues

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Holkham Country Fair

Saturday 22nd July

The hugely popular Holkham Country Fair returns with two days of fun for the whole family within stunning location of Holkham Park. Book tickets here.


BioBlitz Wildlife Survey

Saturday 22nd July - Sunday 23rd July

Over the course of one weekend this summer join in with the largest wildlife survey ever carried out in Norfolk.A partnership of nature conservation teams made …

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Picnic in the Park

Sunday 23rd July

Join us at Whitlingham County Park for a family event to begin National parks Week.  Music, food, family activities, displays, craft, trails, boat trips, …

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Tom Jones Open Air Concert

Sunday 23rd July

Holkham Hall welcomes legendary singer Tom Jones to the east park of the grounds of the estate.The outdoor concert on Sunday 23 July will feature a collection …

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Summer Holiday Adventure - 25 July

Tuesday 25th July

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

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Silver Stage Adult Drama Workshop

Wednesday 24th May - Wednesday 26th July

A new course exclusively for those over 50 with in an interest in theatre and performance.

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Outdoor Theatre - As You Like It

Wednesday 26th July

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

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Art Skills Workshops

Tuesday 25th July - Thursday 27th July

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

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Summer Holiday Adventure - 28 July

Friday 28th July

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

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Diva Opera - La Boheme

Friday 28th July

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

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Wine tasting with award winning HarperWells

Friday 28th July

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

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Common People

Friday 28th July - Saturday 29th July

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

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Undercroft Tour - July

Saturday 29th July

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

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International Tiger Day

Saturday 29th July

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

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Norwich Pride 2017

Saturday 29th July

Norwich Pride is a celebration of the LGBT community for everyone

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Diva Opera - La Cenerentola

Saturday 29th July

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

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Common People Summer Part II

Saturday 29th July

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


River Walk and Pop-Up Cafe

Sunday 30th July

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


Dippy’s Birthday Party Week

Monday 24th July - Sunday 30th July

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

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Camping Adventure - 31 July

Monday 31st July

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

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Nelson Norfolk Narratives

Monday 31st July - Tuesday 1st August

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

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Outdoor Theatre - Alice in Wonderland

Wednesday 2nd August

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

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Camping Adventure - 4 August

Friday 4th August

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

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Advanced Puppet Making

Wednesday 2nd August - Friday 4th August

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

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Family Workshop Fantastic Families

Saturday 5th August

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

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Free Days from the Freemen

Tuesday 25th July - Saturday 5th August

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


Run Norwich

Sunday 6th August

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

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Nelson in the Norfolk Archives

Tuesday 8th August

With Frank Meeres. Lecture Theatre 30 minutes duration

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Nelson and Norfolk Talk

Tuesday 1st August - Tuesday 8th August

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

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Outdoor Theatre - The Emperor's New Clothes

Wednesday 9th August

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

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Devising and Ensemble Theatre Week

Monday 7th August - Friday 11th August

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

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Serenading at Sixty: Informal lunchtime piano recital

Saturday 12th August

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

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Jack and the Beans Talk

Saturday 12th August

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

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Summer Puppet Club

Thursday 10th August - Saturday 12th August

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

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Writing the Visuals

Monday 14th August - Tuesday 15th August

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

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Outdoor Theatre - Billionaire Boy

Wednesday 16th August

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

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Musical Theatre Week

Monday 14th August - Friday 18th August

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

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Family Workshop: Mythical Creatures

Saturday 19th August

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

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Paul Nash

Saturday 8th April - Sunday 20th August

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

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Picturehouse Outdoor Screenings at Plantation Garden

Thursday 20th July - Sunday 20th August

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

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The Restoration of Nelson Monument in Great Yarmouth

Tuesday 22nd August

With Michael Knights. Lecture Theatre 30 minutes duration

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Outdoor Theatre - Wind in the Willows

Wednesday 23rd August

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

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Welcome Walk - August

Thursday 24th August

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

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An evening on the Broads with SiMBiOSiS Jazz

Thursday 13th July - Thursday 24th August

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

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Finding Black Beauty with Lou Kuenzler

Saturday 26th August

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

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A Real Mermaid's Tale

Saturday 26th August

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

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Cannon Challenge

Friday 28th July - Saturday 26th August

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

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Writing Workshop with Lou Kuenzler

Saturday 26th August

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

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Theatre Arts Summer School

Monday 21st August - Saturday 26th August

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

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Jazz in the Courtyard

Sunday 6th August - Sunday 27th August

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

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

Tuesday 29th August

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

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Bat Walks

Tuesday 29th August

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

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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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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!

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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 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 …


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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Wymondham Vintage Day

Sunday 10th September

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

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Heritage Open Days

Thursday 7th September - Sunday 10th September

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

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Bishop's House Garden

Sunday 7th May - Sunday 10th September

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

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Art Workshop - Wallpaper Art

Sunday 10th September

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

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Portrait of an Extraordinary Man - Nelson & Norfolk

Monday 11th September

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

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Chamber Music Concert - Carducci Quartet & Simon Rowland-Jones

Friday 15th September

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

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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.

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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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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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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 …

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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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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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Aled Jones MBE at Potters Resort

Sunday 24th September

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

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Parkland History Tractor Trailer Tour

Wednesday 3rd May - Wednesday 27th September

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

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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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Norfolk by Design

Sunday 30th April - Saturday 30th September

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

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Rana Begum

Friday 12th May - Sunday 1st October

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

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Ashmanhaugh Light Railway

Sunday 7th May - Sunday 1st October

Open day running steam, diesel and electric trains.

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Nelson and Norfolk

Saturday 29th July - Sunday 1st October

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

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Holkham Plant Fair

Saturday 30th September - Sunday 1st October

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


Wymondham Indoor Market

Saturday 1st October - Saturday 7th October

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

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Castle Writers

Saturday 2nd September - Saturday 7th October

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

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Thursday 5th October - Saturday 7th October

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

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Eaton Park Miniature Railway

Sunday 2nd April - Sunday 8th October

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

Field to Fork Guided Tour

Tuesday 9th May - Tuesday 10th October

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

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Porkstock 2017

Saturday 14th October

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

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Castle Art

Wednesday 19th July - Wednesday 18th October

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

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Photography Workshop - Deer in Autumn

Wednesday 27th September - Wednesday 18th October

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

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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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Deer Safari

Saturday 30th September - Tuesday 24th October

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

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Harleston Market

Wednesday 5th October - Wednesday 25th October

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

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Land And Sky: Richard Long at Houghton

Sunday 30th April - Thursday 26th October

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

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Wymondham Market

Friday 7th October - Friday 27th October

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

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Diss Market

Friday 7th October - Friday 27th October

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

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Saturday 28th October

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

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CAMRA Norwich Beer Festival 2017

Tuesday 24th October - Saturday 28th October

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

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October Half- Term, Children Go FREE!

Saturday 21st October - Sunday 29th October

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


Norwich Science Festival 2017

Saturday 21st October - Sunday 29th October

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

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Lemur Love!

Saturday 21st October - Sunday 29th October

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

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‘Spirits of Madagascar’

Saturday 21st October - Sunday 29th October

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

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Halloween Days

Saturday 21st October - Sunday 29th October

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

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Hostry Festival 2017

Saturday 14th October - Sunday 29th October

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

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The Lovely Eggs

Tuesday 31st October

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

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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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Wooden Arms

Friday 17th November

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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Harleston Farmers Market

Saturday 15th October - Saturday 18th November

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

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ANTIQUES FAIR at Dunston Hall

Sunday 19th February - Sunday 19th November

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


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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Cecil Aldin: The Art of Black Beauty

Tuesday 25th July - Saturday 25th November

This summer the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell is marking the 140th anniversary of the publication of Black Beauty with an exhibition of beautiful Cecil …


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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