What's On in June

24 May 2023

What’s on in June 

What an exciting month June is looking like. Not only are there loads of huge events coming to the City of Stories, but June marks the start of summer! So, while we’re topping up our tans, we’ve also got Norwich’s first ever Wine Week, a chance to meet some big screen characters, an Indian food extravaganza, and so much more to enjoy.

Read on for our round up of what’s on in June! 

Norwich Wine Week – The brand-new event coming to the City of Stories 

Did you know? Norfolk’s wine heritage dates back all the way to the Roman era, so it’s no wonder that the county’s wine scene continues to flourish. So, when you think of these iconic climes such as France, Italy and Argentina, we should instead remember what’s on our doorstep! That’s why Norwich Wine Week (Saturday, June 3 – Saturday, June 10), a first-of-its-kind event in the city, is here to honour that scene. 

Starting with a showcase week, you can explore and enjoy a whole host of different wine-related experiences across the city. Whether you’re passionate about wine, or completely new to it, you’re sure to find something for you. From wagyu and wine menus, blind wine tastings, or discounts and talks, there is plenty to enjoy across the week. 

Wrap the week up with the main event – a two-day festival in Chapelfield Gardens (Friday, June 9 – Saturday June 10), Norwich’s most central pocket park. This event is the culmination of everything you’ve experienced throughout the week. The incredibly popular Mysabar return with their stretch tent and fully stocked bar, plus there’s live music from Norwich Summer Sessions. 

Enjoy a range of delicious food vendors, meet and buy from some of Norfolk’s biggest vineyards and merchants, and soak up some sun with in-tent and out-tent seating! Plus, every general admission ticket (£15) gets you up to ten wine tastings from exhibitors, so you can find a new favourite. To find out more about Norwich Wine Week, check out our blog, and to buy tickets, click here! 

Jack Whitehall: Settle Down 

Norwich Theatre have had an amazing year of acts, and there’s more to come! And who doesn’t love a trip to the theatre? If plays and musicals aren’t your thing, we’re sure you’ll love a hilarious evening of real stories told by the international stand-up comic, Jack Whitehall at Norwich Theatre Royal (Sunday, May 28 – Friday June 2) 

After gracing our television screens on countless shows for many years now, Jack Whitehall has taken his talent back to the road as he tours the UK and continues to crack audiences up. Expect a personal show, with material about the changes in his life, and the struggles that came with them! There’s limited availability left on tickets for this show, so be sure to purchase yours here soon! 

Get your tickets to see Jack Whitehall!

Meet The Ghostbusters at Castle Quarter 

There’s something strange in Castle Quarter, and they know just who to call… Seven characters from the paranormal hit-films ‘Ghostbusters’ will be making a special guest appearance on Saturday, June 10 

Meet the Ghostbusters, fully kitted out with their proton packs in hand, as they prepare to fight ghouls, goblins, ghosts, and even the six-metre-tall Mr Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!  

Their appearance is part of a community fundraising day in aid of the East Anglian Children’s Hospice, and will be free to attend for anyone, any age! Keep your eyes out for the Norfolk Ghostbusters (and the scary ghouls they’ll be hunting) between 10am and 4pm! 

Join the Ghostbusters in their fight against the Mr Stay Puft Marshmallow Man at Castle Quarter!

Darth Vader, Daleks and Sci-Fi fun at Chantry Place on Father’s Day 

In a shopping centre, not so far, far away… an out of this world event is coming to Chantry Place for Father’s Day (Sunday, June 18)! Popular TV and Film culture convention NORCON and Norwich Droids will be bringing iconic characters, including Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Droids, Daleks, and Ghostbusters to Chantry Place for a special event to raise funds for local charity, Break.  

This FREE event will take place between 10am and 4pm on the lower ground floor near HMV in Chantry Place. If you’ve got a film loving father, or if you’re a bit of a Star Wars, Doctor Who, or Ghostbusters fanatic yourself, be sure to get down and grab some selfies with your favourite characters! Donations are welcome and would go towards a great cause supporting children and young people in and around care. 

Meet the iconic Darth Vader and many other film characters at Chantry Place

Buy One Get One Freeee! this Father’s Day at BeWILDerwood

This Father’s Day, join BeWILDerwood in saying a big ‘thank you’ to all the dads out there with a buy one free offer for admission tickets on Sunday, June 18! But two-for-one isn’t where the fun ends, more like where it starts!

Take on the ‘Zippy Races Challenge’ through the trees and see who comes out on top, the dads or the kids! There’s only one way to find out, and it’s bound to be a good bit of high-speed fun. Plus, from 11am – 4pm, the BeWILDerwood Big Hat will be open for crafts, where children can make their loved one a ‘BeWILD Forever Crown’ to wear on the big day! Why not take a photo on the WILD Throne to remember the day forever?

This buy one get one free offer can be purchased online here, simply select ‘Freeee Ticket (Buy One Get One Free Offer) per paying tickets. Please note, this offer will not be automatically applied to your basket!

Enjoy a day out for the whole family at BeWILDerwood!

GASTRONOMIC – By curious directive 

For a night out at the theatre like you’ve never known, you’ll want to see GASTRONOMIC by curious directive. This seven-course tasting menu is accompanied by a truly magnificent play. Prepared by three sky chefs, on board an Airbus A380 heading for London, you’ll indulge in this incredible, but secret, menu while watching the show’s events unfold.  

Ingredients mix, tastes cross-pollinate, and strangers break bread together as these chefs guide you through a British-inspired culinary journey. We can’t recommend it enough! Due to phenomenal demand, GASTRONOMIC has been extended to Saturday, July 8, but tickets are going fast, so be sure to get yours quickly! 

Be amazed by the food and performance during GASTRONOMIC

Jazz in June with the Maids Head Hotel (NEW) 

Join the Maids Head Hotel for a wonderful evening in their gorgeous courtyard. Think cool RnB, upbeat Ska, Latin Lounge, all with a Jazz feel from performers Francesca and Clifford. There’ll be food, there’ll be Pimms, and there’ll be great company.  

This intimate event runs from 6pm – 8pm, and will run every Friday on June 2nd, 9th, 23rd, and 30th. Booking for this evening is essential, and tickets can be purchased for just £10, and you can add a sharing board of some tasty nibbles for an additional £10 per person.  

If you’re coming into Norwich for this event, you can book your Bed & Breakfast overnight stay with the Maids Head for just £135 per couple. 

Namaste Village’s Indian Street Food Mela 

If you’re looking for a new food experience, look no further than Namaste Village’s Indian Street Food Mela (Saturday, June 18). This is when the restaurant premises and décor completely transforms, replicating the hustle & bustle of local Indian markets, which offer some seriously scrumptious food. There will be multiple food stalls representing different regions of India, serving their local street food specialties. 

Inside, this event will work like a gaming arcade, but for food. Visitors will be able to buy token money and use those at the different stalls to buy what they like. Everything is very low-priced, starting at just £1! When leaving, visitors can choose to return the tokens for money back, or instead donate to Namaste Village’s in-house charity, ‘Dosa On The Wall’. 

This is a ticketed event, with entry costing £3 per person. Preferred time slots can be purhcased here.

The Royal Norfolk Show 

To finish off the month, The Royal Norfolk Show, the country’s largest two-day agricultural show is coming back on Wednesday, June 28 – Thursday, June 29! With over 700 trade stands, over 3000 animals, a busy Grand Ring Programme, Norfolk’s biggest food and drink experience, and hundreds of more attractions, there really is something for everyone. 

With FREE parking, FREE admissions for under-5s, and a discount on tickets booked in advance, the Royal Norfolk Show has all the makings of a great day out for the family. You’ll definitely want to make the time to visit over both days too, just to make sure you see it all. And don’t forget to get involved! 

Last year’s show included highlights such as the Shetland Pony Derby, Retraining of Racehorses Championship, Bolddog Lings Motorcycle Display Team, RAF Falcons, Vintage funfair rides, dog agility shows, and so many more! What will you see at this year’s show? Book your tickets for this year’s show here!