What's On in February in Norwich

9 February 2022

What’s On in February in Norwich

Goodbye January blues! February is here and Norwich is THE place to be this month. There’s plenty to get excited about, including the return of the bright and bold Love Light Norwich. Read on for our round-up of what’s on this month in the City of Stories.

And don’t forget to check out our Valentine’s Day and half-term blogs too for more ideas on what to do this February.

1. Love Light Norwich

Love Light Norwich festival returns between 17 – 19 February. A fabulous free light festival across Norwich city centre with 17 installations, an emerging artist’s programme and lots of special events each night including a carnival-style parade on the Saturday night! Why not check out Bicycle Ballet with Strictly Night Cycling on 18 Feb in Chapelfield Gardens; Our Beating Heart at The Forum which is a beautiful heart shaped mirror ball which will project onto The Forum and St Peter Mancroft -it looks beautiful; or Mobile Light Graffiti where the artist draws live from comments made by the public which is then projected onto The Halls. Head to the website to see all the events taking place.

The Celestial Sound Cloud

The Celestial Sound Cloud, an installation part of Love Light Norwich

2. Love City Food Trail

Celebrating Love Light Norwich is the Love City Food Trail. Over 40 restaurants and eateries are taking part in a love-themed food trail across the city, offering exclusive dishes from 12 February – 12 March. Make sure you pick up a City Food Trail Map from a participating business or the Norwich City Hosts and get your very own City Food Trail passport stamped at each place on the trail you visit. Collect six stamps and you’ll be entered into a prize draw!

Get stuck in to love-themed food dishes as part of the Love City Food Trail

3. England v Spain

After Love Light Norwich, take a visit to the Norwich City Football Club stadium where there are 2 amazing matches in the inaugural Arnold Clark Cup on the 20 February. A brand-new international tournament featuring 4 of the world’s top 10 sides in women’s football. See England play Spain, and Canada play Germany. Tickets are on sale now, go to arnoldclarkcup.com for more details.

4. Theatre and performance

On the 11 February, treat yourself to The Norwich Drag Pageant: Rising Stars at Norwich Arts Centre, where six rising stars will go head-to-head in an epic drag showdown with a festive twist, to battle it out for the crown.

Just in time for Valentine’s head to Norwich Theatre Royal for the Big Chris Barber Band on 12 February at 7.30pm. The nine-piece band, hand-picked by Chris himself (now retired at the grand old age of 90) continues, at the great man’s request.

Want a family day out at the theatre? There’s plenty to choose from. At Norwich Playhouse see Oi Frog & Friends! Live on stage based on the bestselling books by Kes Gray and Jim Field (9 – 13 Feb). Or Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids (16 Feb). Whilst at Norwich Theatre Royal see Fireman Sam (20 Feb) and the Ministry of Science (20 Feb). At Norwich Puppet Theatre shows include Oldilocks and the Three Bears (16 – 17 Feb) and Under the Frozen Moon (20 Feb) plus there’s a puppet making workshop for all the family (16 – 17 Feb).

Under the Frozen Moon at Norwich Puppet Theatre

5. Art in Norwich

Is there a lover of art in the family? Or are you looking to expand your horizons and experience something new? Well then, you’ll love Art in Norwich. This free guide gives you the low-down on all the best art events happening in Norwich and Norfolk. Give it a look to see what’s on this February, and the rest of 2022 too!

6. Holkham Hall, Norfolk

In North Norfolk enjoy a full day outdoors with a host of great events in beautiful countryside with Love Birds at Holkham Hall (12 – 20 Feb). From bird spotting to workshops, each day there will be free trails around the grounds with no booking necessary. Sign up for the Build a Bird Box Workshop, where kids get to join a wildlife expert to learn about the importance of promoting birds in the garden. Then take the bird box home to decorate! Or there’s an Avian Art Workshop, a creative session that will see the kids create a bird themed masterpiece. The grounds are also open for walks and cycling with bike hire available from £10 – so there’s something for everyone! Find out more and book tickets on their website.

Exterior of Holkham Hall from the south in September 2011.

Holkham Hall is perfect for a family day out