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Norwich Castle – Tour: LGBT+ at the Castle

Saturday 20th July

To celebrate Norwich Pride 2019, Norwich Castle is exploring LGBT+ stories through our historic and art collections. From non-normative gender and sexuality …

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The Total Who Show

Saturday 20th July

Catch the Total Who Show by Johnny Warman's Magic Bus – featuring musicians who have performed with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle from the …

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The Hooten Hallers

Sunday 17th November

Columbia, Missouri trio The Hooten Hallers are a high-energy blues-rock band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, with a seemingly endless tour …


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Saturday 14th September

£9 early bird | £11.50 advance | £17 doorFollowing on from their stellar Colour Pop Party, Norwich drag superstars The House of Daze present an …

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Toast with Jo Bell and Gboyega Odubanjo

Sunday 15th September

Pay What You Can Afford, £6-12One host. Two headliners. Three floor spots. And all of you. TOAST is a welcoming & exciting evening of poetry & spoken …

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Sharon Shannon & Band with Special Guest Seckou Keita

Monday 16th September

£27.50 | £25 concessions (includes admin fee).Legendary Irish accordion maestro Sharon Shannon brings a new live show on UK tour 2019. Joined by her band, …

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My Kind of Michael

Wednesday 18th September

Pay What You Can Afford £6-12.Following his international hit Bubble Schmeisis ("generous and poignant" – The Stage), Nick Cassenbaum is back on tour. This …

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The Shackleton Trio and Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

Thursday 19th September

£11.50 adv | £13.50 door (includes admin fee).A special hometown gig as part of a one-off collaborative mini-tour bringing together two of Norwich'sfinest …

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The Sweetbeats #NACRegeneration

Friday 20th September

£12.50 | £10 concessions (includes admin fee).Dance all night to the joyful sounds of The Sweetbeats as they blend self-penned songs with twisted versions of …

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Baluji Shrivastav OBE – Seasons of India

Friday 20th September

£13.50 | £11.50 concessions (includes admin fee).Be transported to India and experience its six seasons through the mesmerising music of Baluji Shrivastav …

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Richard Strange performs the songs of Lou Reed

Monday 23rd September

£22.50 | £24.50 door (includes admin fee).An exploration of Lou Reed solo songs that are based on characters, including Walk on the Wild Side, Satellite of …

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Jess Morgan and Nels Andrews - Songs & Books Tour 2019

Thursday 26th September

£11.50 | £9 concessions (includes admin fee).Jess and Nels tour in 2019 with books and songs to satisfy the most avid record sleeve-readers, comic …

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Peterloo – a film by Mike Leigh

Monday 30th September

Pay What You Can Afford.Screening of the film by Mike Leigh with guest speaker Roger McKenzie (UNISON Assistant Secretary General).The brutal attack by …

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Sir Michael Parkinson

Sunday 8th September

Sir Michael Parkinson celebrates the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st …

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Rip It Up 70s

Friday 13th September

From the Producers of Rip it Up the 50s and 60s comes the greatest music decade ever!Join Olympic champion Louis Smith, Rachel Stevens (S Club 7), Melody …

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Model Rail Express

Saturday 5th October

Broadland Model Railway Club presents the 2018 Aylsham Model Railway Exhibition in partnership with us at the Bure Valley Railway.The show is being held at the …

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“Which is Witch?” Spooky Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner

Saturday 26th October

Join us for our extremely popular Murder Mystery event in the UK's oldest Hotel for a tale of spooky (and dodgy) dealings that will have all the audience …

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Pride at The Ivy Norwich Brasserie

Saturday 27th July

This summer, we’ll be celebrating Pride in the city with a limited edition cocktail, installation and Pride-inspired brunch on Saturday, 27 July.Guests will …

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Great-Granny's Garden Lore

Wednesday 24th July

Tour the garden and make remedies and beauty products popular 100 years ago. Adult £8.50, Conc. £7.95, Museums Pass £6.50. Includes refreshments. Booking is …

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Dementia Friendly Coffee Morning

Thursday 25th July

Join our specially trained staff for a relaxed, friendly get together for people living with memory loss, and their friends and families. We offer a short tour …

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Norwich Castle – Queer History Tour

Friday 26th July

The fantastic Teenage History Club head to Norwich Castle to reveal the queer stories and artefacts on display at the museum, including objects linked to …

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Love Wins at The Cosy Club

Saturday 1st June - Saturday 27th July

Delighted to be in partnership with Norwich Pride. Enjoy our specially designed Pride cocktail…LOVE WINSFull of passion and vodka, our fruity little …

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Summer Sunday Concert

Sunday 7th July - Sunday 28th July

Sunday 7th July 14:00 to 16:00Free concert in the tearoom picnic area with Hellesdon & Sprowston Brass Band Sunday 14th July 14:00 to 16:00Free concert in …


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Sunday 28th July

Returning to Norwich this July! Shop through 6 tonnes of preloved, vintage & retro clothing and pay just £15 per kilo!Entry is £1.50 and under 12's go …

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Kids Party In The Park

Sunday 28th July

Join Red Card Comedy Club on Sunday 28th July for an afternoon of activities for the kids. From midday until 4pm, there will be a children's disco and …


Laugh in the Park

Thursday 25th July - Sunday 28th July

Red Card Comedy Club present 4 nights of outstanding comedy in Chapelfield Gardens from the likes of Chris Ramsey, Lucy Porter, John Robins, Kiri …

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Walk on the Wild Side with Wildlife Warden Trevor 'Tabs' Taberham

Friday 5th July - Friday 2nd August

Take a walk on the wild side with Tabs, our Wildlife Warden, and get inside knowledge of what makes the woodland garden such a unique environment with diverse …

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Fairhaven Open Air Cinema

Friday 2nd August - Saturday 3rd August

Friday 2nd August: The Greatest Showman.Saturday 3rd August: Mary Poppins (1964).Both films are showing from 20:30 to 22:30.Tickets:Cinema only: arrival from …


Norwich Castle: The Legend Returns! So You Think You’re a Viking?

Thursday 8th August

Visit Norwich Castle Museum for this special event during the Summer Holidays as we explore science with a Viking twist!Join Dr Mandy Hartley as she …

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Norwich Freemen Fortnight

Tuesday 30th July - Saturday 10th August

The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell tells the stories of the city from Medieval to modern day, through the eyes of the people who worked in the trades and …

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Wildlife Canoe Trail (Sundays)

Sunday 14th July - Sunday 11th August

Uncover the secrets of our hidden waterways and get close to our wildlife with this guided canoe trail with Free Spirit Canoe Tours.No experience necessary. …


Norwich Castle: Shieldmaidens

Saturday 10th August - Monday 12th August

Using Nordic myths, historical evidence, song and movement, Collisions Theatre brings to life the world of Viking warrior women in this fabulous performance in …


Norwich Castle: The Legend Returns! Hiccup the Viking

Saturday 3rd August - Thursday 22nd August

As part of our exciting school holiday programme ‘The Legend Returns’, Hiccup the Viking and his friend Fishlegs are brought to life in this fantastic …

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Norwich Castle: Exhibition Talk – Echoes and Imprints: Towards a Sebaldian Cinema

Tuesday 27th August

Join us for our Exhibition Talks which run alongside our exciting exhibition, 'Lines of Sight: Sebald's East Anglia'.This week we are delighted to welcome this …

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Wild Wednesday

Wednesday 31st July - Wednesday 28th August

Family event: Wild and crafty fun in the garden.Included in garden entry, adult £6.85, concessions £6.60, child £3.95, under 5 free.Running 31st July, 7th …

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Evening Cruise to St Benet's Abbey

Wednesday 3rd July - Wednesday 28th August

Evening cruise along the river Bure to view St Benet's Abbey, returning for a warming hot chocolate in the tearoom.£16.50 adult; £11.50 child. Includes …

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Picnic and Paddle

Wednesday 3rd July - Wednesday 28th August

Gentle summer evening paddle, stopping for a picnic in the reeds with Free Spirit Canoe Tours.No experience necessary. All abilities welcome. Friendly guide is …


Norwich Castle: The Legend Returns! Warriors!

Wednesday 7th August - Wednesday 28th August

As part of our exciting school holiday programme 'The Legend Returns', find out how the Vikings won their battles. Join stage and screen fight choreographer …

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Wildlife Canoe Trail (Thursdays)

Thursday 4th July - Thursday 29th August

Uncover the secrets of our hidden waterways and get close to our wildlife with this guided canoe trail with Free Spirit Canoe Tours. No experience necessary. …

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Live Like Your Great Granny

Thursday 1st August - Friday 30th August

Try our trail, make natural remedies, beauty preparations and household crafts. Activities vary.10:00 to 16:00.Tickets: Adult £5.40, Conc. £5.15, Child …

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St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

Saturday 6th July - Saturday 31st August

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 …


Fantastic Fifties

Thursday 25th July - Saturday 31st August

Swing into the 1950s with activities throughout the school holidays.Adult £6.20, Conc. £5.90, Child (4-18) £5.30, Family (1 adult) £16.35, Family (2 …

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Theatre Royal Open Day

Saturday 31st August

Find out what happens onstage, backstage and behind the scenes, including activities - great fun for all the family!Come along and experience your theatre …

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Join Nature’s WILD Tribe at Pensthorpe this Summer

Thursday 25th July - Tuesday 3rd September

Den building, a barefoot trail and get messy in the NEW mud kitchen.Join Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, for the ultimate summer family adventure at …


The Bouncing Bubble Party Parade

Thursday 25th July - Tuesday 3rd September

Summer is here! It’s the absolute best time to run WILD at BeWILDerwood, and to celebrate, BeWILDerwood are having a summer spectacular parade…a bouncing …

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Norwich Castle: Plunder Wonder

Saturday 7th September

It's time to go a-Viking! Seek out clues and discover stories in this immersive Nordic scavenger hunt and performance by Collisions Theatre. Suitable for 18+. …


Matthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet

Tuesday 3rd September - Saturday 7th September

Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare's classic love story. Confined against their will by a society …

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Steam in Miniature

Saturday 7th September - Sunday 8th September

A celebration of steam on a small scale, with models in action and on display.Alongside our home fleet of 15” locomotives we will have a selection of smaller …

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Norwich Castle: Exhibition Talk – Thomas Browne’s Retreat to Earth

Tuesday 10th September

Join us for our Exhibition Talks which run alongside our exciting exhibition, 'Lines of Sight: Sebald's East Anglia'.This week we are delighted to welcome …

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In The Night Garden…Live

Wednesday 11th September - Thursday 12th September

Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are coming to Norwich in their brand new live show Igglepiggle's Busy Day!You'll see all your favourite …

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Guided History Walks

Wednesday 1st May - Wednesday 18th September

Join us for a guided walk into Aylsham Market Place and find out more about the history of the town. This gentle stroll covers about half a mile and lasts …

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Autumn Wine Tasting

Friday 20th September

As the School's return after the summer holidays we look to the new season for an evening of autumnal flavours in both wine and food. 4 dishes chosen from our …

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Norwich Castle: Exhibition Talk – The Burning of the Royal James at the Battle of Solebay by Willem van de Velde the Younger

Tuesday 24th September

Join us for our Exhibition Talks which run alongside our exciting exhibition, 'Lines of Sight: Sebald's East Anglia'.This week we are delighted to welcome Dr …

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Kinky Boots

Tuesday 17th September - Saturday 28th September

With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots takes you from the factory floor to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.Charlie Price …

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Des O’Connor & Jimmy Tarbuck Live

Sunday 29th September

Brought to you direct from the London Palladium, DES O'CONNOR joins JIMMY TARBUCK live on stage for this rare event!Two legends of television, show-business …

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John Sell Cotman in Norwich and London

Monday 11th June - Sunday 29th September

One of the most original watercolourists of the nineteenth century, John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) is justly celebrated for the ground-breaking watercolours he …

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Armistead Maupin

Monday 30th September

In his first ever UK tour, Fane Productions and Kilimanjaro present an evening with the bestselling, much-loved author and LGBT activist, Armistead …

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Gender Roles

Wednesday 2nd October

Indie-Punk 3 piece playing hazy ear sounds for your mates.Support from Bag Of Cans; others to be announced.Tickets: £8 (adv) + booking

Common People 6 - In A Room featuring Dodgy’s Nigel Clark

Saturday 19th October

Lovers of 90s Britpop and indie are in for a real treat as Nigel Clark, lead singer of Dodgy, will be appearing armed with both an acoustic guitar and behind …


From the Jam - All Mod Cons 40th Anniversary Tour

Thursday 31st October

This autumn from the Jam will tour the UK celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Jam’s 4th studio album ‘Setting Sons’. Price: £27.50 (adv) + booking …

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Let's Dance '80s Christmas Party

Saturday 7th December

Following on from our smash hit events in 2018 and earlier this year we are coming back with more ‘80s stonkers from the likes of Madonna, Prince, Whitney …

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Snowball Christmas Party

Friday 20th December

For one night only The Squirrels Drag Duo of ITV1 The X-Factor 2019 will be bringing a brand new Christmas Party Show to OPEN Norwich. £30 per

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Tor Falcon: Rivers of Norfolk

Saturday 13th July - Monday 20th January

In 2017, Norfolk-based artist Tor Falcon began a new and ambitious series of drawings documenting the rivers of Norfolk along with their streams, trickles and …

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Dining in the dark

Thursday 30th January

Our in-house catering team invite you to join them for a sensory and culinary event which provides a rare and unique dining experience in our Club that will …

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The Dualers 2020

Saturday 12th September

The Dualers are a 9-piece Jamaican Rhythm & Blues band from South-East London.Tickets: £22 (adv) + booking


MODERN LANDSCAPE: David Hockney and Claude Monet in the East End Gallery

Sunday 11th April - Wednesday 1st September

Many consider Impressionism to be one of the most important movements in landscape art, and Claude Monet to be one of its greatest exponents. On display is …

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Tatlin's Tower

Thursday 14th October - Friday 31st December

A striking sculpture inspired by Soviet painter and architect Vladimir Tatlin, formed part of The Russia Season at the Sainsbury Centre, alongside the Royal …

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Friday 19th July

A fast paced and exhilarating ’Variety Performance‘ style celebration of the current thriving East Anglian Arts & Music scene.Tickets: £6 + Booking


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Friday 19th July

Cinema City presents a series of outdoor screenings in the Plantation Garden on Earlham Road, Norwich. Screenings will take place around 9.00 (July), or 8.30 …

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NNF19: Anthony Caro: Iron in the Soul

Wednesday 8th May - Saturday 20th July

Sir Anthony Caro, one of the most important British sculptors of his generation, is known for his formal compositions using heavy industrial materials. Iron in …

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Sarah Glover Orchestra

Saturday 20th July

Sistema's young, talented, Sarah Glover Orchestra will be playing an outdoor concert in the lovely setting of the Tree Circle at Wensum Junior School on …

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The Pantaloons present Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility

Saturday 20th July

Elinor Dashwood has a lot of good sense. Her sister Marianne Dashwood has an excess of sensibility, together they make a snappy title for Jane Austen’s …


Outdoor Cinema Presents - The Greatest Showman (Singalong!) PG

Saturday 20th July

Cinema City presents a series of outdoor screenings in the Plantation Garden on Earlham Road, Norwich. Screenings will take place around 9pm (as soon as it …

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Holkham Country Fair

Saturday 20th July - Sunday 21st July

This year, north Norfolk’s much loved biennial weekend Country Fair will be returning to Holkham park, celebrating all thing good and great about the …

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Outdoor Cinema Presents - Withnail & I

Sunday 21st July

Cinema City presents a series of outdoor screenings in the Plantation Garden on Earlham Road, Norwich. Screenings will take place around 9pm - as soon as it …

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Dad's Army Radio Show

Wednesday 24th July

Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of three classic radio episodes based on favourite scripts from the original TV series. Celebrating 50 …

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Diva Opera: L’italiana in Algeri

Friday 26th July

Diva Opera, Britain’s foremost chamber opera company, return to Holkham’s Marble Hall for their performance of Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri.Mustafa, …

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Norwich Pride

Saturday 27th July

The free and inclusive celebration from the LGBT community for everyone. Our mission is to ensure that Norwich is a city where everyone can feel safe and proud …

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Free walking tours for Norfolk Day

Saturday 27th July

Head to the Maids Head Hotel on Norfolk Day, Saturday, July 27 for two free events that focus on Norwich at the time of Kett's Rebellion, 1549. Donations …

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Norwich Pride Party

Saturday 27th July

OPEN are excited to announce that we are collaborating with FETCH to celebrate Norwich PRIDE with a massive PRIDE PARTY! Come party like it’s 1969 at OPEN …

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Norfolk Day at Fairhaven

Saturday 27th July

Celebrate Norfolk Day at Fairhaven with Storytelling – Norfolk tales – in the Glade, along with tree climbing (additional charge), tree swing and garden …

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Diva Opera: Madama Butterfly

Saturday 27th July

Diva Opera, Britain’s foremost chamber opera company, return to Holkham’s Marble Hall for their performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.Undoubtedly one …


Strawberries and Steam at Bure Valley Railway

Saturday 6th July - Sunday 28th July

Every Saturday and Sunday in July, enjoy a trip on the Bure Valley Railway and every fare-paying passenger will receive FREE strawberries and cream!Tickets: …

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Norwich Castle: Exhibition Talk – W.G. Sebald & Photography

Tuesday 30th July

Join us for our Exhibition Talks which run alongside our exciting exhibition, ‘Lines of Sight: Sebald’s East Anglia’.This week we are delighted to …

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Outdoor Theatre: Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday 31st July

It’s a big welcome back to Holkham for Heartbreak Productions as they join us in the walled garden for live outdoor theatre!Join us for this super glam …

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Dippy’s Birthday Party Week

Monday 29th July - Sunday 4th August

Come and celebrate Dippy’s Birthday Week with a party that everyone is invited to.Join in the birthday games, entertainment, disco dancing and Birthday

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My First Play - A Midsummer Night's Nap

Saturday 20th July - Sunday 4th August

Help the fairies of the forest get up to mischief. The Fairy King and Queen have fallen out of love. Caught in the middle, a group of actors who are getting …


Votive Plaques from Molela

Tuesday 25th June - Tuesday 6th August

Molela is a small village in southern Rajasthan famous for the potters who produce votive plaques. Known locally as murti, these plaques were traditionally …

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Pond Life Discovery Walk

Wednesday 7th August

Love pond-dipping? Join our experts to learn about underwater wildlife by dipping in the River Wensum, pingos and ponds across the reserve. Discover the …

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Outdoor Theatre: Jungle Book

Wednesday 7th August

Returning to Holkham for the third year, Strange Fascination Theatre present a new and original stage adaption of Kipling’s classic tale ‘The Jungle …

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Pied Piper

Thursday 8th August - Saturday 10th August

When the Pied Piper plays his flute the rats run, the greedy mayor rubs his hands and the children dance... Norwich Puppet Theatre’s humorous and …

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Freeman Free Days

Wednesday 31st July - Sunday 11th August

Free admission for all during the fortnight 31st July – 11th August at The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell and Strangers' Hall Norwich. There is no need …

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Musical

Tuesday 6th August - Sunday 11th August

Tuesday-Saturday: Doors 6.30pm - Curtain 7:30pmMatinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: Doors 1.30pm - Curtain 2:30pmWatch out! The most Fantasmagorical …

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Outdoor Theatre: The Legend of King Arthur

Wednesday 14th August

Boxtree Productions invite audiences to Holkham’s walled garden, complete with a picnic to join us in the open air to enjoy this classic tale of Arthur, a …

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Outdoor Cinema Presents - Jurassic Park (PG)

Thursday 15th August

Cinema City presents a series of outdoor screenings in the Plantation Garden on Earlham Road, Norwich. Screenings will take place around 8.30pm - as soon as it …

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Guided Tour of the Millennium Garden

Friday 16th August

Join Pensthorpe’s Head Gardener, Jonathan, for an early evening walk around Piet Oudolf’s first public UK garden; the first of his works to undergo a …

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Pizza Nights at Fielding Cottage

Friday 7th June - Friday 16th August

Come and join us for Friday Night Pizza at The Goat Shed in Honingha, We have the amazing Proper Pizza Company onsite making fresh pizza by hand, the …

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Outdoor Cinema Presents - Dazed and Confused

Friday 16th August

Cinema City presents a series of outdoor screenings in the Plantation Garden on Earlham Road, Norwich. Screenings will take place around 8.30pm - as soon as it …

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Saturday 17th August

Performances: 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pmA snappy little tale of grumpy feelings and what to do about them. Experience the sights, sounds, smells and characters …

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Puddings & Prosecco

Saturday 17th August

Two sessions: 12.00pm - 3.00pm  & 6.00pm - 9.00pmThis festival of fizz is ideal for anyone who loves Prosecco and desserts.On offer will be a large …


Matilda The Musical

Tuesday 16th July - Saturday 17th August

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl.With …

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Outdoor Cinema Presents: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Saturday 17th August

Cinema City presents a series of outdoor screenings in the Plantation Garden on Earlham Road, Norwich. Screenings will take place around 8.30pm - as soon as it …

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Hey Diddle Diddle

Sunday 18th August

A hilarious adventure filled with music and puppetry, for ages 3+. When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air, and all the animals come out to …

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Far away – but from where?

Saturday 11th May - Sunday 18th August

The Sainsbury Centre's exhibition marks what would have been Sebald's 75th birthday.Far away - but from where? explores Sebald's impact on the visual arts …

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Seeing It Differently

Thursday 8th August - Sunday 18th August

All the fun of the fair is coming to Norwich Cathedral this summer to take you on a journey of discovery.Seeing It Differently will see a 40ft helter skelter …

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Outdoor Cinema presents: Top Gun (12A)

Sunday 18th August

Cinema City presents a series of outdoor screenings in the Plantation Garden on Earlham Road, Norwich. Screenings will take place around 8.30pm - as soon as it …

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Evening Birdsong Walk

Wednesday 17th July - Wednesday 21st August

Take a walk with Wildlife Warden Tabs Taberham and listen to the beautiful evening birdsong in the woods. You could hear Tawny Owls, cuckoo, songbirds, …

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Outdoor Theatre: Gangsta Granny

Wednesday 21st August

Heartbreak Productions invites you to share in this exciting escapade, a David Walliams best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join us in Holkham’s …

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An Evening on the Broads with the Simbiosis Jazz Band

Thursday 11th July - Thursday 22nd August

Join Broads Tours and Simbiosis Jazz band on alternate Thursday evenings in July and August. Listen to classic jazz and blues from the Southern States of …

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Thursday 22nd August - Saturday 24th August

The award-winning Indefinite Articles present: Claytime, a play with clay, where the audience are invited to participate.Come to a place where the earth’s …

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Little Shop of Horrors | Summer Musical Theatre Course

Monday 12th August - Saturday 24th August

Work as a company alongside a creative team of industry professionals this summer to stage the musical Little Shop of Horrors. This intense but fun two weeks …

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Nineties Vs Noughties

Saturday 24th August

WIN a £200 bar tab – this great prize will be awarded to the best-dressed table!Dress to impress as pop stars and celebrities from the era of Spice Girls, S …

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Summer Sounds of Music

Sunday 4th August - Sunday 25th August

What better way to while away a Sunday afternoon than basking in the sunny courtyard of The Lady Elizabeth Wing, enjoying fabulous live music. Grab a drink and …

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Bandstand Concerts

Sunday 2nd June - Sunday 25th August

Take time to relax and enjoy the sounds of traditional bands when our annual Bandstand programme returns to the city's best loved parks this summer.With …

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Pond Dipping

Monday 29th July - Tuesday 27th August

Pop along to the park this summer for some hands-on, family-friendly activities exploring the wildlife in and around the lake. Join us for an hour as we grab …

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Di Smol Prinz Home

Tuesday 27th August

Tonino the pilot gets stuck in the Sahara with a fat rat, a little green Prince and a broken plane. Sick and tired, he’s running out of water, food and …

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An Evening on the Broads with the Norfolk Jazz Quintet

Tuesday 2nd July - Tuesday 27th August

New for 2019!!!The ever-popular Norfolk Jazz Quintet, formerly the Norfolk Dixieland Jazz Band, return to Broads Tours this year for their evening jazz cruises …

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Outdoor Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wednesday 28th August

Enjoy a glorious summer evening in Holkham’s walled garden, watching one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies performed by the UK’s premier all male …

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Creatures of the Night

Wednesday 28th August

An after-dark discovery of life on the reserve after the sun goes down. Encounter Pensthorpe’s resident bats and moths and enjoy a rare opportunity to see …


Head Out, Not Home

Thursday 4th July - Thursday 29th August

Thursday evenings from 4th July - 29th August, 4.40pm - 8pm, Norwich BID will deliver free early evening entertainment across multiple city centre …

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Bat Walk

Tuesday 27th August - Thursday 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 …

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Les Poules à Colin - Head Out Not Home Festival Finale

Thursday 29th August

Celebrating the conclusion of Head Out Not Home for 2019, the Festival Finale, will feature the fantastic Québécois folk group, Les Poules à Colin.Taking …

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Wizard of Oz Themed Afternoon Tea

Friday 30th August

Celebrating 80th birthday of the Wizard of Oz with a themed afternoon tea.Follow Dorothy on her grand adventure over the rainbow to discover there really is no …

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Boogie on the Broads

Wednesday 3rd July - Friday 30th August

Join Broads Tours for the ultimate Broads Disco experience on board the Vintage Broadsman. Whether you are looking to reach for the stars, twist again or slide …

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Field to Fork Tractor Trailer Tour

Thursday 25th July - Friday 30th August

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 …

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NNF18: Lynn Chadwick: Beasts

Saturday 12th May - Saturday 31st August

Lynn Chadwick : BeastsSaturday 12 May 2018 – Saturday 31 August 2019.  Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East AngliaThree striking sculptures …

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Norwich Castle: The Legend Returns! Skadi’s Husband’s Feet and Other Stories

Wednesday 31st July - Saturday 31st August

As part of our exciting school holiday programme ‘The Legend Returns’, hear Susie the Storyteller rework old Nordic tales – The Death of Balder, How Sif …

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Cheese Making Courses at Fielding Cottage

Friday 3rd May - Saturday 31st August

Fielding Cottage are running goat cheese-making courses giving attendees the chance to learn about the craft of cheese-making, as the experts talk through the …

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Norwich Castle: The Legend Returns! Don’t Lose Your Head!

Monday 29th July - Saturday 31st August

As part of our exciting school holiday programme ‘The Legend Returns’, make your own Coppergate Helmet or a wonderful Viking navigation chart to take home. …

Sundown Festival

Friday 30th August - Sunday 1st September

Sundown Festdival is a UK urban and pop music festival, held for three days each summer. Serving up a lineup of the best in bass and pop music, the festival is …

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NNF19: John Christie: My Blue Heaven

Friday 10th May - Sunday 1st September

Everybody needs a shed!From a mysterious tin building, sliced diagonally as if by a giant knife, comes the sound of music, Fats Domino’s 1956 hit ‘My …

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NNF19: Will Teather: Globes

Saturday 11th May - Sunday 1st September

Explore a series of radical and beautiful artworks depicting some of Norwich’s most curious and memorable landmarks in a 2019 Festival commission.Discover …

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North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival

Saturday 31st August - Sunday 1st September

A celebration of all that is best about food grown, reared, caught, made or sold in north Norfolk.With the county’s finest food and drink producers …

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Smoove and Turrel

Thursday 5th September - Friday 6th September

The story of Smoove & Turrell began in the post millennium North East of England with a group of working class lads and a shared passion for soul.Tickets: …

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Taboo: Undercover of the Knight

Saturday 6th July - Saturday 7th September

Event starts at 2.30pmAs part of our Taboo range of talks, join us for an exploration of the strange history of the forbidden. These Taboo events contain adult …

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Norwich Castle: Workshops for Adults – Castle Writers

Saturday 1st June - Saturday 7th September

Enjoy friendly and informal support with your creative prose in this monthly class with author Amanda Addison.Booking essential: 01603 495897 / 493625Adult …

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Steam in Miniature at Bure Valley Railway

Saturday 7th September - Sunday 8th September

Celebrate the heritage of steam in a small scale!Alongside the home fleet of 15” locomotives there will be a selection of smaller scale models in action and …

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Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Saturday 9th February - Sunday 8th September

In partnership with the British Museum and York Museums Trust, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery is the fourth and last venue to host this stunning …

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Norwich Castle - Shirehall Courtroom Tours

Saturday 13th July - Tuesday 10th September

Walk down the atmospheric spiral staircase and through the prisoner’s tunnel to the nineteenth century courtroom to find out about some of the real trials of …

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Sunrise on the Pensthorpe Explorer

Wednesday 11th September

Hop on board the Pensthorpe Explorer for a special opportunity to witness the wonders of wildlife at dawn’s first light, whilst the park is quiet, serene and …

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Feast from the East - Middle Eastern Banquet

Friday 13th September

Feast from the East brings you an evening of Middle Eastern food and entertainment. Guests will be treated to a delectable array of Middle Eastern meze, …


Noirwich Crime Writing Festival

Thursday 12th September - Sunday 15th September

The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival is an annual celebration bringing together superstar crime authors, exciting new talent and fans of all things crime …

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South East Asia - Traditions and Beliefs

Tuesday 25th June - Friday 20th September

This display explores how beliefs and traditions are linked to the figures sculpted and used by different communities in Burma and Indonesia (predominantly …

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Four Gardens Autumn Walk

Friday 20th September

Join Pensthorpe’s Head Gardener, Jonathan, for an evening walk around four of the Park’s contrasting gardens, with particular focus on autumn …

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Norwich Castle – Norwich School of Artists Tour

Saturday 15th June - Saturday 21st September

Discover the history of the famous Norwich School of Artists and explore our unique collection.The tour is included with museum admission.Adults £9.90, …

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Movie Night

Saturday 21st September

Transform into your favourite iconic character from the silver screen at Barnham Broom's Movie Night.Whether you’re a Jack Sparrow or the Terminator, a …

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Guided Tour of the Millennium Garden

Saturday 21st September

Join Pensthorpe’s Head Gardener Jonathan for an afternoon walk around Piet Oudolf’s first public UK garden; the first of his works to undergo a redesign a …

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Heritage Open Days

Friday 13th September - Sunday 22nd September

Celebrating its 25th anniversary Heritage Open Days returns to Norwich and Norfolk with a theme of People Power.This historic celebration offers the chance to …

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Farm Walk

Wednesday 25th September

Enjoy a tour of our farmland areas including ponds, grazing spaces and arable crops. See what techniques have been implemented under the care of Pensthorpe …

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NNF19: Henry Moore at Houghton Hall: Nature and Inspiration

Wednesday 1st May - Sunday 29th September

This will be the first significant show of Sir Henry Moore’s work in the region for many years. Curated by Sebastiano Barassi, the exhibition will include …

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Plant Fair

Saturday 28th September - Sunday 29th September

Offering an array of possibilities, autumn is the perfect time to revitalize your garden, so why not join us in Holkham’s beautiful 18th century walled …

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Planet Rock's Rocktober

Saturday 5th October

Planet Rock - the countries leading Rock and Blues Radio Station is bringing to OPEN Norwich a brand new rock packed night with 4 outstanding bands this coming …

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Friday 11th October - Saturday 12th October

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

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Tuesday 15th October

Cassia’s sound is one quickly chiming with audiences, having already sold out headline dates both in the UK and Europe.Playing to a homecoming capacity crowd …

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Deer and Wildlife Walk

Wednesday 2nd October - Wednesday 16th October

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 Deer change with …

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CoCo and the Butterfields

Wednesday 16th October

If anyone ever doubted the ability of music to re-route people’s lives, a page from the formative days of CoCo and the Butterfields will soon turn that …

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Over the Moon – Opera For Babies

Saturday 19th October

Performances: 11am, 1pm and 3pmGentle classical music and familiar nursery rhymes and games are woven together in an interactive musical adventure for babies. …

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Chamber Music Concert: Yevgeny Sudbin, piano.

Saturday 19th October

Programme:Scarlatti: SonatasTchaikovsky/Sudbin: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-OvertureTchaikovsky: 2 NocturnesScriabin: Nocturne for left handRavel: Gaspard de la …

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Lomax Antiques Fair

Friday 18th October - Sunday 20th October

From furniture to jewellery, ceramics to paintings, there’ll be plenty to tempt you with a chance to pick up something a little

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Halloween Ball

Saturday 26th October

Eat, drink and be scary as we pull out all the stops this Halloween - you'll be absolutely dying to join us! This Halloween, dress in ghoul-ishly good attire …

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Norwich Science Festival

Monday 21st October - Sunday 27th October

DATES TBCInspirational exhibitions, sensational shows and an abundance of hands-on science activities for all ages and all levels of

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Halloween Days

Saturday 19th October - Sunday 27th October

Spooky fun descends on Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure!Dippy and his fiendish friends have decorated the Park and laid on games, activities and entertainment for …

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Spooky Express at Bure Valley Railway

Saturday 19th October - Sunday 27th October

Join Bure Valley Railway's mascot bear for a week of spooky fun!FREE travel for every child when accompanied by a full fare-paying

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Kids Go Free for October Half Term!

Saturday 19th October - Sunday 27th October

October Half Term is a great time to get out on the Broads, as the leaves are changing colour and the wintering birds are returning. Why not take advantage of …

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Hidden Passages and Servants’ Stairs: Behind the Scenes Tours Of Holkham Hall

Wednesday 3rd April - Wednesday 30th October

We are delighted to announce the return of our behind the scenes tours exploring the hidden passages and the servants’ stairs of Holkham Hall.Accompanied by …

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Hostry Festival

Tuesday 1st October - Thursday 31st October

DATES TBCAn annual arts festival in Norwich since 2010, brimming with original and specially commissioned work. Over ten days The Hostry at Norwich Cathedral …

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Chamber Music Concert: Chiaroscuro String Quartet

Saturday 2nd November

Programme:Haydn: String Quartet in E flat Opus 33 No. 2 ‘The Joke’Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E flatBeethoven: String Quartet in B flat Opus 130 …

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Tours of the Private Gardens

Sunday 3rd November

A wonderful opportunity to join one of our knowledgeable gardeners in Spring, Summer or Autumn to view the private gardens at Holkham Hall, which are normally …

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Afternoon Tea with Milly J’s Shoes

Sunday 17th November

Join us for some festive fun, creativity and an afternoon of indulgence. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, followed by a workshop to design a pair of "Shoe …

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Four Gardens Winter Walk

Friday 22nd November

Join Pensthorpe’s Head Gardener, Jonathan, for an afternoon walk around four of the Park’s contrasting gardens, with particular focus on winter …

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UEA Autumn Literary Festival

Sunday 1st September - Saturday 30th November

DATES TBCThe University of East Anglia's (UEA) first literary festival took place in 1991 and over the last twenty two years has welcomed a host of …

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Indian and Ritual Objects

Tuesday 25th June - Saturday 30th November

Metal is a precious commodity that is often melted down and re-used in new castings and its economic value is significant in its prevalent use in ritual and …

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The Blumenthal Collection

Tuesday 25th June - Saturday 30th November

The embroidered textiles in this display were created by women of the Dhebaria, Vaghadia and Kaachi Rabari communities that live within the Kutch region of …

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Things Apart – Alec Cumming

Tuesday 25th June - Saturday 30th November

How do objects in a museum collection affect the painter who paints them? As part of our Objects of Creativity project, the artist Alec Cumming was invited to …

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Norwich Ghost Walks

Thursday 11th April - Thursday 5th December

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, April 11th - Dec 5th (excluding Oct 29th and 31st for the special Halloween Shows)Norwich Ghost Walks has been thrilling …

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Santa's Sunday Lunch

Sunday 8th December

For a magical Christmas treat for all the family, join us for our really special Santa's Sunday lunch. This one off event will truly get the whole family into …

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Murder Mystery Christmas Special

Sunday 8th December

Looking for something different at Christmas? By popular demand we are offering a festive "Murder under the Mistletoe" themed evening. Join us for a three …

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Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things

Saturday 3rd August - Sunday 15th December

Kenyan-born Magdalene Odundo OBE is one of the world’s most esteemed artists working in the field of ceramics.This major exhibition will bring together more …

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Magdalene Odundo at SCVA

Saturday 3rd August - Sunday 15th December

Magdalene Odundo OBE is one of the world’s most esteemed artists working in the field of ceramics. This major exhibition will bring together more than 50 of …

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Festive Cruise on the Queen of the Broads

Sunday 8th December - Sunday 15th December

If you don’t have any children but still want to get into the Christmas Spirit, why not board the Queen of the Broads for a Festive Cruise! As we depart from …

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Traditional Sunday Christmas Carol Luncheon

Sunday 15th December

Embrace the festive season at our popular Sunday Carol Luncheon. Sit back and enjoy a 3 course luncheon followed by a choir singing all your favourite …

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Christmas Celebration

Saturday 30th November - Tuesday 24th December

30th Nov-1st Dec, 7th-8th Dec, 14th-15th Dec, 19th-24th DecFather Christmas and his Elves have arrived at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure and promise to share the …

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Steam Trains to Santa

Saturday 30th November - Tuesday 24th December

The ever popular Steam Trains to Santa returns this Christmas! Enjoy a three hour magical experience, with a personalised present for each child (advanced …

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Santa Cruise

Saturday 30th November - Tuesday 24th December

Christmas is not forgotten here at Broads Tours where a very special visitor lands on the roof of the Vintage Broadsman with a sack bursting with …

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Christmas Eve Candlelit Dinner

Tuesday 24th December

Sit back and relax before the festivities reach their climax. Enjoy a delicious 4 course candlelit dinner accompanied by some festive entertainment.Only …

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Christmas Day Luncheon

Wednesday 25th December

Let us take over the stresses of Christmas. Join together with friends and family and sit back, relax, and enjoy great food, good wine and excellent company in …

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Boxing Day Festive Afternoon Tea

Thursday 26th December

After a perfect Christmas, and maybe a day at the Boxing Day sales, treat yourselves and your loved ones to a relaxing afternoon tea, full of seasonal …

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Maids Head Christmas Package

Monday 23rd December - Friday 27th December

Relish in either a 3, or a 4 night stay over Christmas at the award winning, historic and beautifully appointed, AA 4 star silver Maids Head Hotel.Relax in …

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NNF19: Ryan Gander: one-twelfth

Saturday 23rd March - Monday 30th December

The first in originalprojects;’ series of one-twelfth-scale public works of art, set amongst the miniature town of Merrivale Model Village.Artist Ryan Gander …

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Tuesday 25th June - Tuesday 31st December

Come and discover Nagaland: a mountainous state in north east India that borders Myanmar (Burma). Whilst the term ‘Naga’ is widely used to describe the …

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Permanent Collection

Tuesday 25th June - Tuesday 31st December

The South Asia Collection contains objects that have been collected from the 1970s to the present. This gallery presents some of the larger-in-size highlights …

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Vernacular Furniture of Rajasthan

Tuesday 25th June - Tuesday 31st December

The vernacular furniture of Rajasthan holds a wealth of stories from the diverse communities of the state. Remarkably, this traditional everyday furniture - …

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New Year’s Eve Intimate Candlelit Dinner

Tuesday 31st December - Wednesday 1st January

We offer the choice of two very special events to help you to welcome in 2020 with style.Our Gala Ball and Intimate Candlelit Dinner both include casino tables …

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Mince Pie Specials

Friday 27th December - Sunday 5th January

Enjoy a free mince pie for every full fare paying passenger on Bure Valley Railway!Tickets: Adults £14, Children

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Lines of Sight: W.G. Sebald's East Anglia

Friday 10th May - Sunday 5th January

Lines of Sight: W.G. Sebald's East Anglia brings together the life's works of W.G. Sebald (1922-2001). The exhibition marks what would have been Sebald's …

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Journey: 1979

Wednesday 19th June - Friday 28th February

Join us as we celebrate 40 years of The South Asia Collection.In 1979 Philip and Jeannie Millward began their journey in Lahore and, over the course of several …


Tree of Life: The Art of Woodcarving in Swat

Tuesday 25th June - Friday 28th February

Traditionally, woodworkers were held in great esteem in Swat (a mountainous district of northern Pakistan), and intricately carved motifs adorned a wide range …

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