What's On in March

3 March 2022

What’s On in March in Norwich

March is a pretty busy month in Norwich. Spring is starting and Mother’s Day is just around the corner – so get your shoes on and get out and about in the city. There’s so much to do!

1. Love City Food Trail

For all those foodies out there the Love City Food Trail continues until 12 March. Watch out for neon pink ‘love’ signs in participating eateries and bars. And don’t forget that the trail includes a Passport feature! Collect 6 stamps and then simply take a photo of your passport and upload it to Instagram using the hashtag #LoveCityFoodTrail and tag @NorwichBID to enter into the prize draw. You could win one of four £100 vouchers to spend at local restaurants! You don’t need to have a full meal each time either – a coffee or drink counts too. So, get going and don’t miss out!

A dessert with a heart shape in the centre from the Britons Arms, one of the dishes available through the Love City Food Trail
Get stuck in to love-themed food dishes as part of the Love City Food Trail

2. Movie Magic

Are you a film buff? Then you’ll know that the much anticipated ‘The Batman’ film opens 4 March, and to celebrate Castle Quarter is hosting the caped superhero in person as he silently swoops through the centre on Saturday 5th. Meet him between 11am – 3pm.

3. The Norfolk Makers Festival

The Norfolk Makers Festival returns 9 – 20 March at The Forum offering twelve days of inspiring exhibitions, demonstrations, free activities, and workshops. This is a friendly and free-to-enter celebration of both traditional skills and modern practice involving textiles and other crafts. So, have a go at something new, or develop your existing skills, and chat to experts and enthusiasts while you’re at it!

Norfolk Makers Festival

Norfolk Makers Festival

4. UEA Live

UEA Live contains a whole host of events to enjoy. With literary icons Jon McGregor and Monica Ali, up-and-coming thought-leaders, Shon Faye, and Naomi and Natalie Evans, as well as hilarious social commentator, Raven Smith. UEA Live brings a special and diverse line-up of incredible writers, thinkers, and change-makers to Norwich. All events will be in-person in the UEA Lecture Theatre block. There will be author Q&As and the opportunity to buy signed copies of the authors’ books. You can also watch the events online with a Digital Season Ticket. This is not something you want to miss out on!

5. Theatre

Theatre-land in Norwich is set to be very busy this month with all the incredible shows on! Britain’s most loveable fox – Basil Brush – arrives on 12 March at Norwich Playhouse (2.30pm, ages 3+, tickets £10/£8) to take you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song specially written for the live stage. Or you can head to Norwich Theatre Royal for Animal Farm from 9 – 12 March (ages 11+, tickets from £20.50). With incredible puppetry, epic fight scenes, and moving music, brought to you by West End theatre director Robert Icke – it’s sure to be a mesmerising show. And if that wasn’t enough, tickets are buy one get one free for selected shows using the code LOVE22 as part of a partnership with the National Lottery!

Pig puppet from Animal Farm

Pig puppet from Animal Farm

6. English Tourism Week

English Tourism Week takes place this month (18 – 27 March) and is celebration of all the brilliant organisations and people who contribute to the tourism industry. To mark the occasion Paul Dickson has a varied programme of walking tours including a new tour called The Pastons in Norwich. Other tours taking place are Norwich the City of Stories and The Historic Pubs of Norwich; and more. Tickets £10.

7. Mother’s Day Treat

This Mother’s Day, why not treat your mum to some fun outdoors! At Eaton Park Crazy Golf mums can enjoy a free round whilst Pensthorpe Natural Park is offering a loved one free entry with every paying guest (see their website for full details). Plus, on the Bure Valley Railway mums can ride for free! They also have a great deal on with half-price tickets to travel this coming weekend on the 5th and 6th March. Just enter the discount code LOCAL50 at online checkout.

Restaurants if you want to take mum out for lunch include Stower Grange offering a delicious 3-course meal including dishes like pan-fried fillet of salmon, lobster risotto, bisque followed by Bailey’s cheesecake, dark chocolate ganache, chocolate crumb plus coffee and petit fours for £32 per head. And The Norfolk Mead for £45 per head with dishes like honey-glazed smoked ham, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, sage and onion stuffing, served with cauliflower cheese and gravy.

If your mum’s a shopper head over to Castle Quarter for their ‘Make Mum Smile’ event where they are giving away sweet treats for the first 400 mums that visit the Castle Quarter sweet cart in White Lion Square from 11am – 3pm on Saturday 26 March.*

*Whilst stocks last

Cheesecake from Stower Grange

Enjoy a delicious meal at the Stower Grange