Off The Kerb March 19

Off The Kerb presents Angela Barnes + Louise Young + Kelly

Thursday 21st March

Support your comedy girl gang and make sure to head down to NAC for our regular Off The Kerb comedy nights! Tickets:

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No Half Steppin presents: Chrome

Friday 22nd March

Chrome is back with his latest album, Dopamine Hit. Packed with the hardest of beats, and flows matched by very few in the game, the raw factor scale is at …

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Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Three

Friday 22nd March

Jacqueline Shave, Miranda Dale violinsClare Finnimore violaCaroline Dearnley celloHuw Watkins pianoHannah Rarity folk singerProgramme:James MacMillan Hirta …


No Such Thing As A Fish

Friday 22nd March

The team behind multiple award-winning podcast No Such Thing As A Fish are hitting the road again with a brand new show, ‘In No Particular Order’. Along …

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Norwich Castle - Shirehall Courtroom Tours

Saturday 23rd March

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 …


No Strings Attached: Live orchestral rendition of DR DRE: 2001

Saturday 23rd March

This body of work features so many intricate musical layers, we have brought in one of the UK’s leading Orchestras to perform a complete rendition of the …


Brendan Cole 2019

Saturday 23rd March

Brush off your tails, Brendan is back! This brand new production for 2019 promises unparalleled entertainment as Brendan Cole leads his stunning cast in a …

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TOAST Featuring Caroline Bird & Cai Draper

Sunday 24th March

One host. Two headliners. Three floor spots. And all of you. TOAST is a new, welcoming and exciting evening of poetry and spoken word from the country’s best …

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Lucky Peterson & The Organisation + Soho Blues

Monday 25th March

Legendary American Bluesman and one of the strongest contemporary voices; master of the blues guitar and the Hammond B3, celebrates his 50th Anniversary of …

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Tots Creative Play: Moon Landing

Monday 25th March

Enter into a world of space. Watch out there might be some little aliens about! Artist Sophie Fox’s playful workshops will transport you into a magical …

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Dragon Hall Debate: Drawing the line – do we need borders?

Monday 25th March

As Brexit pushes the UK to redefine its relationships with neighbouring nations, we ask what borders do for us, and whether we need them at all. Daniel …

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PONY UP presents BODEGA + support

Tuesday 26th March

New York art-punks released their debut album Endless Scroll earlier this year to rave reviews from the likes of Observer, Guardian, Independent, Financial …

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Norwich Castle: Tuesday Talk – Gold & Iron: The Sword in the Hoard from Bedale, North Yorkshire

Tuesday 26th March

Join us for our Tuesday Talks which run alongside our exciting exhibition, ‘Viking: Rediscover the Legend’.This week we are delighted to welcome Dr Sue …

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Rosy Carrick: Passionate Machine

Wednesday 27th March

Winner of Brighton Fringe’s Best New Play Award 2018, Passionate Machine is a hilarious and searingly honest story about obsession, salvation and finding …

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Max Porter at UEA Spring Literary Festival 2019

Wednesday 27th March

MAX PORTER’s [PL(-S1] first novel, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, was published to widespread acclaim in 2015, winning the Sunday TimesPFDYoung Writer …

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Solana + Nebula Sun

Thursday 28th March

With their polyrhythmic fusion of world and folk styles, Solana have made quite a splash on the music and festival scene across the UK. Taking influence from …

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Mark Thomas: Check Up

Thursday 28th March

Mark Thomas is 54, the NHS is 70, UK national average life expectancy is 84. If Mark makes it to 84 the NHS will be 100, what will they both look like? Based …

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Last Night in Europe

Friday 29th March

Inspired by three years of division, let’s mark Brexit together.   Featuring new writing from Steve Waters (Limehouse), James McDermott (Rubber Ring) and …

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UEA Evening Language Classes

Monday 14th January - Friday 29th March

Applications Open for UEA Evening Language ClassesBroaden your horizons and unlock new opportunities by learning a new language.To find out more and book your …


PONY UP presents Yak + support

Saturday 30th March

There’s always been an element of chaos to the London-based trio Yak, which made their exhilarating live shows so memorable. It’s an approach that they …

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Rough Crossing

Monday 25th March - Saturday 30th March

Two famous but desperate playwrights are stuck on an Ocean liner headed for New York, feverishly trying to rehearse their latest show before reaching land, and …

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Woman of Steel: A Retrospective of the Life and Works of Ros Newman

Tuesday 19th February - Saturday 30th March

This retrospective solo exhibition at the Fairhurst Gallery will be showcasing the work of Norwich-based sculptor, Ros Newman.Ros Newman has lived in Norwich …

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FULLY BOOKED - Shardlake's Norwich Guided tour

Saturday 30th March

A 1 hour 45 minutes guided walking tour with Norwich tour guide, Paul Dickson, celebrating CJ Sansom’s best-selling novel Tombland, featuring Tudor lawyer …

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World Dumpling Championship

Saturday 30th March

Did you know that Norfolk was famous for its dumplings? Come along and celebrate the taste of home as dumpling makers from all over the world compete for the …

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Shardlake's Norwich Guided tour

Saturday 30th March

A 1 hour 45 minutes guided walking tour with Norwich tour guide, Paul Dickson, celebrating CJ Sansom’s best-selling novel Tombland, featuring Tudor lawyer …


Mums Go Free on Mother’s Day at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Sunday 31st March

What better way to spend this special day than a visit to our dinosaur themed adventure park – suitable for all the family to explore.Your mum will be …

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Mothers VIP Day at Bure Valley Railway

Sunday 31st March

Join Bure Valley Railway for a special train package for Mothers Day.Tickets include lunch at the Whistlestop Cafe.Tickets: Adults £26, Children …

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Broads Tours Mother’s Day Special Trip

Sunday 31st March

Why not treat your Mum this Mother’s Day to a trip out on the magical Norfolk Broads? You will be welcomed on board by our Skipper and Crew who will look …

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Signs of Spring Week

Sunday 31st March

Guided tour of the garden highlighting our glorious trees.  Discover the veteran oaks, beech and chestnuts and find out why these ancient trees are so …

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BeWILDerMum’s Twiggle Treat Day

Sunday 31st March

Treat your mum to a free* trip to BeWILDerwood this Mother’s day!Take part in our annual Zippy Races, as Mums take on the children to win the coveted title …

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Kristin Hersh (Electric Trio) + support

Monday 1st April

Throwing Muses’ lynchpin, Kristin Hersh’s prolific career has seen her heralded queen of the alternative release.  Her tenth studio album, Possible Dust …


Live Art Club presents STATUS by Chris Thorpe

Wednesday 3rd April

A new play by Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin – the award-winning team who brought you Confirmation.  We all have a nationality. Or almost all …

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Tots Puppet Making: Beautiful Birds

Wednesday 3rd April

Join us for some feathery fun creating winged friends to swoop and soar. Whether you prefer a garden robin or an exotic parrot.Led by our expert workshop team …

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Term Time Workshop: Things With Wings

Wednesday 3rd April

We’re making fantastically fun flappy puppets in this workshop - a new design for our term-time sessions. Create your own winged creation with a special …

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Wednesday 3rd April

The announcement follows the release of Gratitude, which is the first piece of material to be taken from Leftwich’s third album, which will be released early …

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Corduroy: The Return of the Fabric Four Tour

Thursday 4th April

Corduroy arrived on the Acid Jazz scene in early 90s. Self-styled as the Fabric Four, they cut a striking presence with their soundtrack for the beatific …

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Adventurers Drama Workshops

Wednesday 12th September - Thursday 4th April

Family activities for adults and children to enjoy together take place throughout the year. Bring your imagination to the theatre and discover the magic inside …

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

Friday 5th April

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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The Slow Readers Club

Friday 5th April

The Slow Readers Club is an English rock band from Manchester.Tickets: £15 + Booking

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Popes of Chillitown + Baithead

Saturday 6th April

Expertly mashing the energy of upbeat ska, punk, 2-tone and drum & bass with the groove of reggae and dub, Popes of Chillitown add in their lyrical flow …

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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Tuesday 2nd April - Saturday 6th April

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st Century.Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around …

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FULLY BOOKED - Dawn Chorus

Saturday 6th April

This special boat trip round Fairhaven's private broad will get you close to our wildlife, with an introduction to the garden birdlife from our Wildlife …

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Saturday 6th April

Alpacas and llamas are everywhere at the moment! So we decided to make a new type of pop-up puppet to celebrate these friendly woollen mountain dwellers. It'll …

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Lolcal News

Friday 5th April - Saturday 6th April

Featuring 28 local designers, illustrators, artists and photographers, each piece of work is based on a Norfolk related news headline.  Price: £5 + booking …

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Norwich Castle – Female Voices Tours

Saturday 6th April

A brand new tour exploring the female voices from the museum’s collection.Tour included with museum admission: Adults £9.50, Children £8.10, Concessions …

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Norwich Castle: Workshops for Adults – Castle Writers

Saturday 6th April

Join our experienced author Amanda Addison in an informal and supportive class inspired by our collections. Suitable for beginners or improvers.Booking …

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Norwich Castle: Open Doors

Saturday 6th April

A welcoming day of discovery creating wider access to the museum and collections. With dedicated, accessible tours of our Castle Keep and permanent …

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Scavenger Hunt

Saturday 6th April

Family event: A whole bumper fortnight of scavenger hunting in the woods!Fit as many tiny objects as you can into a small container.Included in garden entry …

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True Stories Live: Boundaries

Sunday 7th April

True Stories Live is a lively, moving and unpredictable event where people tell true stories about their lives in front of a warm,  supportive audience. In …


Free Walking Tours of Norwich for English Tourism Week

Saturday 30th March - Sunday 7th April

Norwich Tourist Information Centre will be running 8 guided walking tours during English Tourism Week where you will hear tales from Norwich's history.Tour …

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Let’s Dance ‘80s

Saturday 6th April - Sunday 7th April

Following on from our smash hit events in 2018 we are coming back with more ‘80s smash hits from the likes of Madonna, Prince, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, …

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Dawn Chorus

Sunday 7th April

This special boat trip round Fairhaven's private broad will get you close to our wildlife, with an introduction to the garden birdlife from our Wildlife …

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EDP Bride: The Wedding Show

Sunday 7th April

We are delighted to be hosting Bride: The Wedding Show at Holkham. Join us in The Lady Elizabeth Wing where over 40 local exhibitors will be showcasing their …

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Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Sunday 7th April

Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road.The collective improvisational …

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Monday 8th April

Are you interested in film or animation? Do you like making plasticine models or drawing cartoons? Then our MagiMation workshops are for you!Led by filmmaker …

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Nicole Atkins + support

Tuesday 9th April

American singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins is known for her pop-noir mix of traditional vocal styles and introspective lyrics and has been compared to Roy …

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Norwich Castle: Tuesday Talk – Scandinavian Place-names in east Anglia (and beyond)

Tuesday 9th April

Join us for our Tuesday Talks which run alongside our exciting exhibition, ‘Viking: Rediscover the Legend’.This week we are delighted to welcome Dr Ellie …


Norwich Castle: Hiccup the Viking

Tuesday 9th April

In association with our exciting exhibition, ‘Viking: Rediscover the Legend’, join us to explore all things Viking.Neil Paris bring Hiccup the Viking to …

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Catherine Hoffmann: Cyst-er Act

Wednesday 10th April

Cyst-er Act is a new work written about Catherine Hoffmann’s personal experience of having an ovary removed due to a large cyst that took over her entire …


Norwich Castle: Vikings Ahoy!

Wednesday 10th April

In association with our exciting exhibition, ‘Viking: Rediscover the Legend’, join us to explore all things Viking this half term.Vikings Ahoy! – Set …

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Explorers Drama Workshops

Wednesday 12th September - Wednesday 10th April

Family activities for adults and children to enjoy together take place throughout the year. Bring your imagination to the theatre and discover the magic inside …

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Box Bots

Wednesday 10th April

How can a flat piece of card become a robot? Learn how to form 3D shapes from different 2D nets and make your own creative character to take home with you. …

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Creators Drama Workshops

Wednesday 12th September - Wednesday 10th April

Theatre based activities for children. No adults allowed! We place an emphasis on creativity, building confidence and having fun. All activities take place in …

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Inspirers Drama Workshops

Wednesday 12th September - Wednesday 10th April

Theatre based activities for children. No adults allowed! We place an emphasis on creativity, building confidence and having fun. All activities take place in …

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Daz Black - Daz Watches Live

Wednesday 10th April

'Daz Watches Live' will give fans the chance to enjoy the much loved Daz Watches show in a live format that promises to deliver comedy, audience interaction …

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Bob Logg III + support

Thursday 11th April

Bob Log dons his human cannonball suit, helmet and telephone mic for a one-man blues punk guitar dance party with vintage archtop guitar and foot drums. “Who …

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Amazing Animals

Thursday 11th April

Talking parrots, dancing horses, jumping dolphins and flying squirrels. Animals come in all shapes and sizes and can do some incredible things! What amazing …

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Relaxed Workshop: Mini Beasts

Thursday 11th April

Create your own incredible insects and mighty mites - from furry spiders to beautiful butterflies, wriggly worms to shiny snails. Create your own incredible …


Norfolk Spring Fling

Thursday 11th April

Visit the Norfolk Spring Fling on 11 April 2019 at the Norfolk Showground for a fun filled, educational day out in the Easter Holidays to learn more about …

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Tilting Sky presents Sam Coe & The Long Shadows + Hot Raisin + True Adventures

Friday 12th April

Sam Coe’s honest lyrics soar over a blend of modern Country and rootsy Americana sounds. Tickets: £9 adv - £11.50 on the

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West End Experience at OPEN

Monday 8th April - Friday 12th April

Every day, we'll study songs, dance routines and scenes from a different West End shows, with an actual cast member from that show, as well as creating films …

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Night Time Family Event

Friday 12th April

Enjoy Little Angel Theatre’s WOW! It’s Night Time, then get inspired to make your own nocturnal critters in puppet form, from owls to foxes, hedgehogs to …

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WOW! It’s Night Time

Friday 12th April

Based on the book written and illustrated by Tim Hopgood.The curious little owl is back, and this time she’s ready to discover the wonders of night-time, …

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Four Gardens Spring Walk

Friday 12th April

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

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Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Friday 12th April

From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit, who never cleaned his …

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West End Experience Performance

Friday 12th April

After four days of intensive musical theatre training from some of the West Ends finest professionals,  youngsters aged between 4 - 17 will take to the stage …

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Zion Train + support

Saturday 13th April

One of the most unique and enjoyable live dub acts on the planet, their use of dynamic onstage dub mixing whilst performing alongside acoustic instruments and …

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11am: SALON! #9

Saturday 13th April

Musicians aged 14-19: join like-minded people to build a community! SALON! #9 will include our usual free advice and exclusive offers that’ll help develop …

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Sonic Youths v6.3

Saturday 13th April

Will it be post-rock, trip-hop, nu-folk or electro wowing your ears? Whatever the genre, all music will be original tunes made by 14-19-year-olds and …


A Song At Twilight

Monday 8th April - Saturday 13th April

World famous author Sir Hugo Latymer is growing old, rude and haughty. In the private suite of a lakeside hotel where he lives, he is attended to by his …

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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Saturday 13th April

A brand new show celebrating 50 years of the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac's legendary Peter …

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Norfolk County Youth Orchestra Concert

Saturday 13th April

The next performance of the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra, will see them perform the following pieces:Rossini Thieving Magpie, Sibelius Symphony no.2Tickets: …

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TOAST Featuring Martin Figura

Sunday 14th April

One host. Two headliners. Three floor spots. And all of you. TOAST is a new, welcoming and exciting evening of poetry and spoken word from the country’s best …

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The Parent and Baby Show

Sunday 14th April

Norfolk’s most fun and supportive pregnancy, baby and child show.Join us for our 4th pregnancy, baby and child indoor festival on Sunday 14th April 2019 at …

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Family Movement and Dance | Easter Holiday Activities

Monday 15th April

Ages: 6-10 Years with their grown-ups. Day & Time: Monday 15 April 2019, 10am – 12noon Cost: £7 per child, adults free (adults still require a ticket) …

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Tuesday 16th April

Inspired by characters from comic books and films, create your very own superhero on a mission to save earth. Or perhaps you'd rather make a villain, on a …


Norwich Castle: Hiccup the Viking

Tuesday 16th April

In association with our exciting exhibition, ‘Viking: Rediscover the Legend’, join us to explore all things Viking.Neil Paris bring Hiccup the Viking to …

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Hocus Pocus (PG) | Easter Holiday Activities

Tuesday 16th April

Day and Time: 16 April 2019, 2pm Cost: Free, but tickets must be booked Venue: Stage Two After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem …


Norwich Castle: Vikings Ahoy!

Wednesday 17th April

In association with our exciting exhibition, ‘Viking: Rediscover the Legend’, join us to explore all things Viking this half term.Vikings Ahoy! – Set …

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Imagination Workshop | Easter Holiday Activities

Wednesday 17th April

Ages 5-7:   10.00am – 11.00am  Ages 8-11: 11.30am – 12.30pm  Cost: £5 per workshopDouble, Double, Toil and Trouble! Join us for a weirdly wonderful …

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Children’s Armature Workshop

Wednesday 17th April

Have fun making moveable characters with plasticine. Learn how to use a wire armature to make models that can stand up and be animated. Enjoy trying out ideas, …


Norwich Castle: Science Day – Masters of the Sea

Wednesday 17th April

Explore the natural science of the Vikings’ savvy seafaring skills. Join us for a day packed with many exciting activities including some from Whitlingham …

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Field to Fork Tractor Trailer Tour

Saturday 6th April - Wednesday 17th April

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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Andrew Maxwell: SHOWTIME

Thursday 18th April

A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos from award-winning comedian. Andrew is …

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My First Circus: The Littlest Mermaid

Wednesday 10th April - Thursday 18th April

Following the success of My First Circus: The Circus Child, join the littlest mermaid and her circus friends as she explores the world out of the ocean. Her …

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Tot’s Tales | Easter Holiday Activities

Thursday 18th April

Tot’s Tales is a monthly interactive session of stories, music and play for 2-4 year olds led by Little People’s Drama Company. Whether you have a child or …

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Sea Creatures

Thursday 18th April

Make your own majestic sea turtle or cheerful clown fish, skulking shark or wriggling jellyfish!Inspired by the puppets used in the Theatre’s performances, …

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Dining in the Dark

Thursday 18th April

Dining in the dark originated in Zurich, Switzerland, with the opening of the first dark restaurant in 1999 by Jorge Spielmann, who was blind. The main idea of …

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Birds of Hell + Protection Spells

Friday 19th April

Unicorns, dogging, sniffing poppers, Gt Yarmouth; welcome to the world of Birds of Hell. Starting as the solo project of Pete Murdoch, Birds of Hell has now …

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Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 19th April

Family event: Hunt for the colourful eggs that will lead you to a chocolate egg prize. Face painting and Easter crafts for children.Standard entry charges plus …


The Worst Witch

Tuesday 16th April - Saturday 20th April

Mildred Hubble was an ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Now in her final year, accident prone Mildred and her …

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Hairspray The Musical

Thursday 18th April - Saturday 20th April

With memorable songs such as Good Morning, Baltimore and You Can’t Stop The Beat, the show is a family-friendly, fun musical.Tickets: £10 -

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Family Workshop: What Comes Out of an Egg?

Saturday 20th April

Easter is all about eggs - but do you know what comes out of them? Birds, reptiles and even dinosaurs lay eggs!  The relaxed workshop will have a smaller …

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I am Turtle

Saturday 20th April

From the delightful storybook of The Makeshift Ensemble comes a new adventure through the deep blue.Discover the ancient song of the Sea Turtles as they guide …

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Easter Two Night Getaway!

Friday 15th March - Sunday 21st April

To celebrate Easter, Barnham Broom is offering a fantastic two night break, which is sure to put a spring in your step!This special offer includes everything …

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SOLD OUT: Never Forget

Saturday 20th April - Sunday 21st April

Come with us on a journey back to the good old days of the 90's and 00's where our resident DJ's will be playing everything from the biggest Pop Hits, R&B …

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Easter Sunday Lunch

Sunday 21st April

Gather friends and family this Easter for a delicious Sunday lunch for all the family.Sunday 21st AprilEnjoy three courses of traditional fayre prepared by our …

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Food Fair at Easter

Saturday 20th April - Sunday 21st April

New for 2019, Holkham Hall will be holding a food fair in The Lady Elizabeth Wing. Local and regional artisan producers will join us showcasing their best …

Easter Funfair

Thursday 18th April - Monday 22nd April

Enjoy 5-days of funfair activity for all the family in Norwich city

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Egg-cellent Easter

Monday 8th April - Monday 22nd April

Expect plenty of Easter activities and fun across the park.Join Dippy In Wonderland and enjoy our games, fun and Easter

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Easter Eggspress at Bure Valley Railway

Friday 19th April - Monday 22nd April

Hop on board the Easter Eggspress for a great day out for all the family.Plus, there is a FREE Easter Egg for each child who completes the Bure Valley Railway …

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Broads Tours Easter Special Boat Trip

Friday 19th April - Monday 22nd April

Easter is a magical time of year on the Broads, and it’s even more special here at Broads Tours! So why not join us on board one of our large passenger trip …

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Paul Oakenfold

Sunday 21st April - Monday 22nd April

When it comes to a career to the magnitude of Paul Oakenfold, it’s hard to encompass one of the true legends of electronic music into just words. For over …

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Hopping Mad Easter Fun

Friday 19th April - Monday 22nd April

Easter at Holkham is always egg-citing and this year will be no different! Take a wander round our new food fair in The Lady Elizabeth Wing before getting …

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Cedric’s Bunny Burrow Eggs-pedition

Friday 5th April - Monday 22nd April

Meet Cedric the Easter Bunny at BeWILDerwood!Yoohoo! We have an extra special invitation just for you, from Cedric the Easter bunny himself! The Pesky Bunnies …

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Ken Kiff: The Sequence

Saturday 17th November - Tuesday 23rd April

The Sainsbury Centre presents an exhibition on the work of Ken Kiff (1935-2001), one of the most original artists working in Britain at the end of the …

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Norwich Castle: Tuesday Talk – From Raiding to Settlement: The Viking Great Armies of the Late 9th Century

Tuesday 23rd April

Join us for our Tuesday Talks which run alongside our exciting exhibition, ‘Viking: Rediscover the Legend’.From Raiding to Settlement: The Viking Great …


Girli + Support

Wednesday 24th April

Girli squeezes reams of intelligent, relatable lyrics into bubblegum melodies with PC-music-esque production.  “playful feminist DIY pop embodies new era …

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Mark Morris Pepperland

Tuesday 23rd April - Wednesday 24th April

Choreographer Mark Morris, hailed by the New York Times as ‘The most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical’, …

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Dlore + Galli + Maya Law

Thursday 25th April

Guitar driven, jazz infused neo-soul 3-piece.  Tickets: £4 adv - £6 on the

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Norwich Castle Study Centre: Talking Textiles – A Splash of Colour

Thursday 25th April

Monthly talks held at Norwich Castle Study Centre (Shirehall) brought to life with original examples from the Costume and Textile Collection.A Splash of Colour …

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Sink Ya Teeth + support

Friday 26th April

Weaving threads from post-punk, Chicago house, and 80s/90s dance music, Sink Ya Teeth make slick synth-pop that will make you want to dance. Tickets: £9 …


English Touring Opera - Elizabeth I

Thursday 25th April - Saturday 27th April

English Touring Opera present a season of Kings and Queens in the battle for love, loyalty and power.Rossini’s ELIZABETH I (Thurs 25) - Sung in Italian with …



Saturday 27th April

Brand new opera for children from the English Touring Opera. Waxwings follows the story of a boy called Olly and his sister Cilla. Olly is autistic and is …

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Norwich Castle – Norwich School of Artists Tour

Saturday 27th April

Discover the history of the famous Norwich School of Artists and explore our unique collection.The tour is included with museum admission. Adults £9.50, …

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Norwich Castle - Shirehall Courtroom Tours

Saturday 27th April

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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The Rum Festival

Saturday 27th April

After the success of lasts years' event we're excited to be coming back to OPEN in Norwich bringing over 100 different rums including new and exclusive rums, …

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Kemp's Jig

Sunday 28th April

Kemp Jigs back to where it all began - the true life story of Shakespeare's Clown and his Morris Dance from London to Norwich1598 –Meet Will Kemp - …

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A Feast of True Stories

Monday 29th April

Food and stories are natural companions and have been shared since the building of the first campfire; this event brought to you by True Stories Live and the …

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Shemekia Copeland

Monday 29th April

Award-winning blues singer Shemekia Copeland never holds back. Her wide-open vision of contemporary Americana roots and soul music showcases the evolution of …

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Tots Creative Play: Rainbows and Sunshine

Monday 29th April

A magical land full of colour. What will we find at the end of our rainbow? Artist Sophie Fox’s playful workshops will transport you into a magical …

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Dawn Chorus Walk

Tuesday 30th April

Witness a beautiful sunrise across the Pensthorpe lakes and catch the sweet songs of our breeding birds, with Pensthorpe’s reserve manager, Richard, on hand …

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Lost Voice Guy

Monday 29th April - Tuesday 30th April

Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio …

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An Evening with Dame Darcey Bussell

Tuesday 30th April

We are thrilled to welcome Dame Darcey Bussell to Norwich to celebrate the publication of her stunning new book, Darcey Bussell: Evolved, tracing her …

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Damian Barr at UEA Spring Literary Festival 2019

Thursday 2nd May

DAMIAN BARR is an award-winning writer and columnist. His memoir, Maggie & Me, won the Sunday Times Memoir of the Year and gained him Stonewall Writer of …

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Chamber Music Concert: Doric String Quartet

Friday 3rd May

Programme:Martinů: String Quartet No.3Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat Opus 18 No. 6Britten: Three Divertimenti for String QuartetMendelssohn: String …

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Petite Puppets Family Day

Saturday 4th May

See Garlic Theatre’s fun French take on the classic story of the Little Pigs, then make a mini puppet troupe of your own.The workshop will begin with making …

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3 Little Pig Tails

Saturday 4th May

‘Let me in little piggie it’s blowing a gale’‘Not by the hairs on my little pink tail!’A brand new version of the classic story of the three little …

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Huey Morgan’s NYC Block Party

Saturday 4th May

Following a glorious SOLD OUT debut, we are thrilled to be welcoming Huey Morgan back to OPEN Norwich and this time for a full venue experience with some very …

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May The Fourth Be With You!

Saturday 4th May - Sunday 5th May

This year the 4th May falls on a Saturday – so what else could we do? Leave the Dark Side behind and come to Barnham Broom for a truly memorable …

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UEA Spring Literary Festival 2019

Wednesday 13th February - Wednesday 8th May

The UEA Spring Literary Festival returns with a fantastic, eclectic mix of writers and thinkers.Wed 20 Feb – Tessa Hadley Wed 27 Feb – Marlon James Wed 6 …

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Rescheduled: Tracey Thorn at UEA Spring Literary Festival 2019

Wednesday 8th May

RESCHEDULED EVENTTRACEY THORN is a singer-songwriter and writer. She spent seventeen years in bestselling duo Everything But The Girl. Since 2007 she has …

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NNF19: Chris Bullzini: The Journey

Friday 10th May

Join us at the Festival Launch for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – an ambitious high-wire walk, spanning the centre of Norwich. Breathtaking beauty and …

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NNF19: Engage!: Handover – Literary Festival in a Day

Saturday 11th May

Are you prepared to hand over the Festival? Join a group of young change-makers as they explore social activism and create a space to question ideas and …


The Bodyguard 2019

Tuesday 30th April - Saturday 11th May

The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, THE BODYGUARD is back in NORWICH starring three-time Brit nominee and …

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Spearhead Presents in association with Out of Space

Friday 10th May - Saturday 11th May

Spearhead Presents and Out of Space are launching a brand new night bringing the best names in liquid Drum and Bass to OPEN Norwich!Tickets: £12 -


Nick Cope Family Concert

Saturday 11th May

Nick Cope returns to Norwich Puppet Theatre to perform more of his enchanting and hilarious songs, this time from his brand new album “Have you heard about …

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NNF19: Joe Moran: Singular

Saturday 11th May

Durational performance work from artist and choreographer Joe Moran, presented in Norwich for the first time. Performed by two exceptional dancers, Singular …

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NNF19: Andy Field & Beckie Darlington: News News News

Saturday 11th May

News News News is a television news show made by children for adults, recorded in front of a studio audience and broadcast live on the internet. Working with …

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NNF19: Eliza & Martin Carthy: Celebration

Saturday 11th May

Twice-Mercury-nominated Eliza Carthy will be joined by her father, beloved singer and guitarist Martin, to perform songs from their first duo record The …

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The Mozart Orchestra Spring Concert: Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven

Saturday 11th May

Our opening concert of the season is a joy for Classical music lovers, with Haydn’s famous ‘Clock’ Symphony, Mozart’s much-loved Horn Concerto …

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NNF19: Jess Gillam

Saturday 11th May

Finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016, saxophonist Jess Gillam is one of the most exciting emerging artists in classical music. In her …

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NNF19: Ray Lee Congregation

Saturday 11th May - Sunday 12th May

Let Ray Lee’s magic sonic spheres take you on a mystery tour across the city to a secret location, guiding you by sound alone. Your sphere will let you know …

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NNF19: Simon Hofele & Simone Rubino

Sunday 12th May

Simon Höfele trumpetSimone Rubino percussionAndre Jolivet Heptade 17Iannis Xenakis Rebonds B für Percussion Solo 6Toru Takemitsu Paths für Trompete Solo 6HK …

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NNF19: Vincent Gambini: The Chore of Enchantment

Sunday 12th May

The world is in turmoil. Can magic provide the much-needed solace for these difficult times? Vincent Gambini is not so sure. Struggling with ‘magician’s …

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NNF19: Misha Mullov-Abbado Group

Sunday 12th May

The double-bassist and composer Misha Mullov-Abbado burst onto the scene in 2015 to man plaudits, establishing him as a highly individual talent. Joined by …

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NNF19: Las Maravillas de Mali + Muntu Valdo

Sunday 12th May

The legendary Malian/Cuban band who defined the term ‘world music’ come together on stage in the UK for the very first time.Formed in the 1960s, they …

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NNF19: Curious: Wild Longings

Saturday 11th May - Monday 13th May

World PremierCreated for The Plantation Garden, join this luscious garden tour sown with stories of transformation, conservation tips and songs, rooted with a …

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NNF19: Tenebrae

Monday 13th May

TenebraeNigel Short conductorHolst The Evening WatchFinzi Three Short ElegiesGurney Since I Believe in God the Father AlmightyJudith Bingham A Walk with Ivor …

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NNF19: Quercus

Monday 13th May

June Tabor voiceIain Ballamy soprano & tenor saxophonesHuw Warren pianoThree of the UK’s most creative, multi-award-winning musicians create exquisite …

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NNF19: Dante or Die: User Not Found

Monday 13th May

Would you delete your online legacy at the moment of your death? USER NOT FOUND is a pioneering and intimate new play. You’re given a smartphone and a pair …

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NNF19: Sean Shibe

Tuesday 14th May

Sean Shibe guitarPieces from the Scottish lute manuscriptsBach arr. Shibe Suite in C minor BWV 997Villa Lobos Étude 8, Prelude 3, Prelude 4Bach arr. Shibe …

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NNF19: Boy Blue

Tuesday 14th May

Blak Whyte GreyBlak Whyte Gray is a fierce and affecting hip-hop dance performance reflecting Boy Blue’s founders’ experiences and observations of the …

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NNF19: Quatuor Arod

Wednesday 15th May

Bartók String Quartet No. 5Brahms String Quartet Op. 51 No. 2Hear Brahms pay tribute to Bach and Bartok surprise and delight, as Quatuor Arod make their debut …

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NNF19: Nella

Wednesday 15th May

Venezuelan singer Nella Rojas features in Everybody Knows, the new film by director Asghar Farhadi starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, where she sings a …

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The Unthanks

Wednesday 15th May

Where does a band go, after a symphonic journey that peaks with orchestral performances at the Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert Hall? Back to the beginning …

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NNF19: Chilly Gonzales

Wednesday 15th May

Grammy Award winning Chilly Gonzales is highly regarded for his genre-defying approach to the piano, his showmanship and collaborations with global stars. In …

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NNF19: Gandini Juggling: Smashed

Thursday 16th May

The dark art of juggling.80 apples, 9 performers, 4 crockery sets. You are cordially invited to a tea party that you will never forget.At the forefront of …

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NNF19: Tord Gustavsen Trio: The Other Side

Thursday 16th May

Pianist Tord Gustavsen’s music is enchanting and ever-evolving, blending memorable melody, subtle groove and folk influences. His latest record, on ECM …

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The Undertones + special guest Neville Staple Band

Thursday 16th May

Formed in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1975, The Undertones became renowned for combining lyrical invention and musical flair with intelligent …

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NNF19: Le Gateau Chocolat & Jonny Woo: A Night at the Musicals

Wednesday 15th May - Thursday 16th May

Back by popular demand after sell out shows at NNF18 – Olivier Award-winning Le Gateau Chocolat is joined by Queen of the Alternative Drag scene, Jonny Woo, …

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NNF19: Chilli Kids Dance Class

Friday 17th May

Join Laura from Chilli Con Salsa for a 40 minute Chilli Kids dance class – tropical dance fun for your little and not so little ones. Suitable for under 5s …

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NNF19: Mahan Esfahani

Friday 17th May

Mahan Esfahani harpsichordBach Toccata in E minor BWV 914Bach Partita V in G major BWV 829Bach Goldberg VariationsRenegade and rebel, harpsichordist Mahan …

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Thea Gilmore

Friday 17th May

Thea Gilmore releases “Small World Turning” on May 17 - her first new collection of songs since 2017’s “The Counterweight” which was her 3rd …


Skunk + East Town Pirates + The Lanes

Friday 17th May

From the youthful indie guitars of The Lanes, through the high octane rock ’n’ roll of East Town Pirates to the highly danceable post punk ska and reggae …

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NNF19: The Turbans

Friday 17th May

International musical adventurers The Turbans bind together music from ‘manywhere’, igniting audiences with the bacchanalian spirit of the Eastern …

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NNF19: Johannes Bellinkx: Reverse

Thursday 16th May - Saturday 18th May

Experience reality in reverse. Look straight ahead and walk backwards on this unique tour of Norwich. By turning us in the opposite direction, Johannes …

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Norwich Bubble Rush 2019

Saturday 18th May

Following on from the huge success of the Norwich Bubble Rush in 2018... it's back and bigger for 2019 and all in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. …

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NNF19: Dorothy’s Shoes presents Ragroof Tea Dance: Top Hat & Tails

Saturday 18th May

The legendary Ragroof Tea Dance returns – featuring vintage music, stunning costumes, and glorious gender-neutral instant dance classes. Suitable for …

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NNF19: Beverley Knight + Jalen N’Gonda

Saturday 18th May

Queen of British Soul and musical star Beverley Knight brings her powerhouse vocals to Norwich Theatre Royal. Knight has sold over a million albums, won three …


NNF19: Hoipolloi - ME & ROBIN HOOD

Thursday 16th May - Saturday 18th May

To celebrate award-winning Hoipolloi’s 25th anniversary we are proud to present a trilogy of story-telling shows. Hugh Hughes presents Shôn Dale-Jones in …

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NNF19: Hoipolloi - The Duke

Wednesday 15th May - Saturday 18th May

To celebrate award-winning Hoipolloi’s 25th anniversary we are proud to present a trilogy of story-telling shows. Hugh Hughes presents Shôn Dale-Jones in …

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NNF19: Hoipolloi - The Ladder

Friday 17th May - Saturday 18th May

To celebrate award-winning Hoipolloi’s 25th anniversary we are proud to present a trilogy of story-telling shows. Hugh Hughes presents Shôn Dale-Jones in …

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NNF19: Hoipolloi

Wednesday 15th May - Saturday 18th May

To celebrate award-winning Hoipolloi’s 25th anniversary we are proud to present a trilogy of story-telling shows. Hugh Hughes presents Shôn Dale-Jones in …

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The Dualers

Saturday 18th May

The Dualers are a 9-piece Jamaican Rhythm & Blues band from South-East London.They first hit the headlines when the single ‘Kiss on the Lips’ stormed …

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NNF19: Nakhane

Saturday 18th May

Rising South African musician, singer and songwriter Nakhane is a unique voice in modern pop, fusing African indigenous music and sultry synth with highly …

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NNF19: StopGap Dance Company: Frock & Frippery

Saturday 18th May - Sunday 19th May

Two dance shows to delight from hugely popular Stopgap Dance Company.WORLD PREMIEREFROCKSATURDAY 18 & SUNDAY 19 MAY11am & 4.30pm, Outside The …

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NNF19: Playing Up

Saturday 18th May - Sunday 19th May

Make clothes out of food, remote control your friends, invent your own form of sports, walk your parents like dogs!Children, grown-ups, families and friends …

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Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair

Saturday 18th May - Sunday 19th May

New event for 2019!Showcasing why Norfolk is renowned as ‘the birdwatching capital of Britain’, the Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair will feature guest …

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NNF19: Dorothy’s Shoes presents Ragroof Tea Dance: Cuba Libre!

Sunday 19th May

The legendary Ragroof Tea Dance returns – featuring vintage music, stunning costumes, and glorious gender-neutral instant dance classes. Suitable for …

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NNF19: Garden Party

Saturday 18th May - Sunday 19th May

Ever dreamed of scaling the canopies of a metal jungle, or uniting the world with barricades of baguettes?The Festival’s middle weekend sees the return of …

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NNF19: Sarah Jane Morris sings John Martyn – Sweet Little Mystery

Sunday 19th May

Troubled genius John Martyn produced a canon of music that is breathtakingly bold and tender, and continues to resonate many years after his passing. …

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Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk

Sunday 19th May

THOMAS SANDERLING (CONDUCTOR)SERGEY REDKIN (PIANO)Wagner Overture to The Master & Singers of NurembergTchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. …

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NNF19: Renegade Brass Band

Sunday 19th May

Combining eight horns with two percussionists, scratch DJ and live MC, Renegade Brass Band mix funk, hip-hop and jazz with a raw brass sound in their …

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NNF19: Little Bees Sensory Play with Hamlet Centre

Monday 20th May

Discovery ways to create sensory experiences at home with everyday household items and explore sensory stimulation through specialist equipment. Play and …

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NNF19: Community Singing and Music-Making Workshop with Playing for Cake

Monday 20th May

Listen along or join with with an informal community singing and music making session – no experience necessary! Words and chord-sheets willbe provided as …

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NNF19: Colin Currie Quartet

Monday 20th May

Colin Currie QuartetJoseph Pereira Mallet QuartetXenakis Rebonds B for solo percussionStockhausen Vibra – ElufaSteve Reich Mallet QuartetKevin Volans Four …

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NNF19: Liniker e os Caramelows

Monday 20th May

Liniker e os Caramelows combine soul with the tropical heritage of MPB (popular Brazilian music), a hint of samba and a touch of jazz. Transgender singer …

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NNF19: Bounce and Rhyme Time

Tuesday 21st May

The popular Millennium Library Bounce and Rhyme event for 0-5 year olds returns to the Festival for two sessions of rhymes and music for children and their …

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NNF19: Baby and Toddler Disco

Tuesday 21st May

Toddlers and their families can dance the morning away at this energetic dance-athon with a selection of adult friendly

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NNF19: Fake Magic Curated by Vincent Gambini

Tuesday 21st May

A unique show featuring some of the most daring, alternative and cutting edge magicians working in the UK today.Forget bunnies, showbiz platitudes and cheap …

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NNF19: Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque

Tuesday 21st May

Rachel Podger violinBrecon BaroqueVivaldi Sonata ‘Al Santo Sepolcro’ RV 130 in E Flat MajorVivaldi Concerto in G minor RV156Vivaldi Sinfonia ‘Al Santo …

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NNF19: Ali Smith: Spring

Tuesday 21st May

We are thrilled to welcome back the Baileys and Goldsmiths prize-winning, Man Booker shortlisted author for the next instalment in her remarkable, …

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NNF19: Afriquoi

Tuesday 21st May

Live African dance music, fusing Congolese guitar and Gambian kora virtuosity with UK electronic sensibilities to create uplifting, dancefl oor-friendly new …

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NNF19: A Little Bit of Light with Glasshouse Dance

Wednesday 22nd May

Music and dance combine to create a powerful, interactive performance with some participatory moments for the audience. This is suitable for the very young and …

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NNF19: Mariam Batsashvili

Wednesday 22nd May

Mariam Batsashvili pianoLiszt Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude from Harmonies poétiques et religieusesLiszt Douze Grandes Études S. 137 No. 10Liszt …

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Habitat Walk

Wednesday 22nd May

Join one of the experienced wardens to explore the wetland, woodland, farmland and countryside habitats, which occur across the 700-acre Pensthorpe estate. …

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NNF19: Kit Downes: Solo Organ

Wednesday 22nd May

Norfolk-born Kit Downes brings a new and highly personal approach to the organ, an instrument steeped in history and tradition. Critically regarded as one of …

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NNF19: Clare Hammond: Ghosts and Whispers

Wednesday 22nd May

An immersive evening of fragments, last thoughts and elegies by Schubert, Mozart, Wagner, Janacek, Stravinsky, Jacquet de la Guerre and Schumann, inter-leaved …

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NNF19: Japanese Sashiko Embroidery with ArtatWork

Thursday 23rd May

Sashiko is a simple, beautiful Japanese folk embroidery technique, usually based on geometric designs and traditionally made by farmers and …

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NNF19: The Afternoon Social

Thursday 23rd May

Dance through the decades in the glorious Spiegeltent in association with Age UK Norwich. Take to the dancefloor or simply enjoy the music and Festival …

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NNF19: Hannah Jane Walker: Highly Sensitive

Thursday 23rd May

WORLD PREMIEREWe are primed to believe that extroverted speakers can be trusted, and that sensitivity is a weakness… but are we selling ourselves short? In …

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NNF19: Norwich Cathedral Choir

Thursday 23rd May

Norwich Cathedral ChoirAshley Grote directorDavid Dunnett organJohn Rutter Hymn to the Creator of LightBach Nun komm, der Heiden HeilandTavener A Christmas …

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NNF19: Judi Jackson

Thursday 23rd May

Catch a glimpse of emerging jazz vocalist Judi Jackson following the release of her debut live album Live in London. Having already shared the stage with …

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NNF19: Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin

Wednesday 22nd May - Thursday 23rd May

Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret.A raucous journey through …

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NNF19: Universal Women with Aida Edemariam and Sinéad Gleeson

Friday 24th May

Guardian journalist Aida Edemariam and award-winning writer Sinead Gleeson present two intimate portrayals of ‘ordinary’ women who find boldness and …

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NNF19: Kerry Hudson: Lowborn

Friday 24th May

What does it really mean to be poor in Britain today? Born into poverty, Kerry Hudson is now a celebrated novelist who has travelled the world. In Lowborn, she …

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NNF19: Sarah Hall in Conversation with Lila Azam Zanganeh

Friday 24th May

Eavesdrop on an intimate conversation between two of the most influential and critically-acclaimed writers of our day: Man Booker Prize judge and nominee Sarah …

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NNF19: Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me with Kate Clanchy

Friday 24th May

Kate Clanchy, a prize-winning poet, wants to change the world and thinks school is an excellent place to do it. In this interactive event based on her candid, …

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NNF19: Dragon Hall After Dark with Adelaide Ivánova and Rachel Long

Friday 24th May

Join us for an hour of empowering conversation and beautiful poetry fromBrazilian poet, activist and artist Adelaide Ivanova and her translator Rachel Long. …

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NNF19: Salome: Film Screening with Live Score

Friday 24th May

Haley Fohr (Circuit des Yeux and Jackie Lynn) and band perform a newly commissioned, original soundtrack to the startlingly seductive 1923 silent movie, …

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NNF19: Gothic Voices: The Dufay Spectacle

Friday 24th May

Gothic Voices present a pageant of versatility featuring France’s greatest pre-Renaissance composer. The renowned medieval vocal ensemble, along with guest …

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Friday 24th May

Their has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, from their formation in 2002 and a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with the …

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NNF19: Ariwo with Camilla George

Friday 24th May

Cuban/Iranian four-piece focused on the rich intersection between electronic music, Afro-Cuban rhythm, UK jazz and Iranian mysticism.Named one of the ‘5 Acts …

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Let's Rock Norwich - The Retro Festival

Saturday 25th May

We are delighted to announce that Let’s Rock Norwich! will take place at Earlham Park on Saturday 25th May 2019. With a fabulous line-up of artists to bring …

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NNF19: James Turrell Skyspace Evenings at Houghton Hall

Monday 20th May - Saturday 25th May

The celebrated Californian light artist, James Turrell, knows all about big skies. His Skyspaceaperture is specially designed to view the changing colour of …


Horrible Histories

Thursday 23rd May - Saturday 25th May

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!So it’s time to prepare yourselves for two amazing shows with Horrible Histories …

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NNF19: Epic Continent with Nicholas Jubber

Saturday 25th May

Our greatest works of literature are often inspired by moments of seismic change. Journeying from Turkey to Iceland, award winning travel writer Nicholas …

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NNF19: Workshop: Postcard Stories with Jan Carson

Saturday 25th May

Jan Carson is an award-winning writer and master of flash fiction. Using examples from her 2017 collection Postcard Stories, she will teach you the art of …

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NNF19: Portrait of an Anxious Nation with Tom Bolton and James Meek

Saturday 25th May

Since the referendum in 2016, the nation has been split into two; one half dreaming of leaving, the other of remaining. Tom Bolton (Low Country, Vanished City) …

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NNF19: The Empire Speaks Back with Priyamvada Gopal

Saturday 25th May

Labelled ‘Cambridge University’s top troll’ by the Daily Mail, Priyamvada Gopal is a senior academic and critical public figure who regularly draws …

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NNF19: Lords of Strut: Absolute Legends

Saturday 25th May

All their lives they wanted to be famous. To get there they need to make the perfect dance routine, but they need your help.In this dance fantasy adventure …

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NNF19: Harriet Martineau Lecture: Sarah Perry

Saturday 25th May

The Harriet Martineau Lecture celebrates the legacy of a remarkable, world-changing woman by inviting globally-renowned radical writers to respond to her life …

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NNF19: Page Against the Machine with The Book Hive

Saturday 25th May

When was the last time you sat in the sun and enjoyed a good book? Join us for the first outdoor Page Against the Machine in partnership with The Book Hive and …

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NNF19: Fire & Rain with Jan Carson and Inua Ellams

Saturday 25th May

Two spectacular new voices in literature transport us into wildly magical settings. TheFire Starters by Jan Carson is a tale of fierce familial love and …

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NNF19: Anandi & Debashish Bhattacharya

Saturday 25th May

Indian guitar master Debashish Bhattacharya has pioneered a unique style of Hindustani slide guitar, gaining global recognition for his inventive fusion of …

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NNF19: Celebrating 20 Years of Salt

Saturday 25th May

with Andrew Cowan, S.A. Harris, Andrew McDonnell and Simon OkotieWe take enormous pleasure in celebrating 20 years of Salt Publishing, one of the UK foremost …

Beethoven Symphonies with Thomas Ades

NNF19: Britten Sinfonia - Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Saturday 25th May

Britten Sinfonia’s Beethoven seasons concludes with the Ninth Symphony.  This mighty choral masterpiece is amongst the finest of all symphonies, its message …

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Suffolk Singers Concert

Saturday 25th May

Suffolk Singers will treat you to a concert of moving anthems and modern choir music, both a cappella and accompanied, in a programme specifically selected for …

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NNF19: Bells and Spells

Saturday 25th May

By Victoria Thierrée Chaplin with Aurelia Thierrée and Jaime Martinez UK PREMIEREBells and Spells follows Aurelia Thierree’s peculiar journey as an …

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NNF19: Hannah Williams & the Affirmations

Saturday 25th May

Hailed as the next Amy Winehouse, and championed by Gilles Peterson, Huey Morgan, Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, Hannah Williams & The Affirmations are …

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NNF19: Guided Tour of Dragon Hall: Home to the National Centre for Writing

Friday 24th May - Sunday 26th May

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of one of Norwich’s most iconic buildings with …

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NNF19: Richard Weisner: 28

Saturday 11th May - Sunday 26th May

Known for his interventions in public spaces, international sculptor Richard Weisner presents his latest project, 28, an installation showing the hymns of 28 …

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NNF19: Talking Statues Norwich

Friday 10th May - Sunday 26th May

If statues could talk, what stories would they tell?Ten of Norwich’s historic statues have been given the gift of the gab! Stephen Fry and Olivia Colman are …


Sunday Sessions 2019

Sunday 26th May

Taking place in Norwich's Earlham Park, this first class music festival features an incredible line-up including:Noel Gallagher's High Flying …

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NNF19: The Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood with Rose George

Sunday 26th May

Why is blood such a taboo subject? In Nine Pints, Guardian journalist and acclaimed writer Rose George begins by donating to the NHS Blood and Transport …

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NNF19: The Spectacle of Illusion with Matthew Tompkins

Sunday 26th May

In The Spectacle of Illusion, professional magician-turned-psychologist Matthew Tompkins traces the evolution of the arts of magic and illusion. Featuring …

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NNF19: Unnatural Causes with Dr Richard Shepherd

Sunday 26th May

Dr Richard Shepherd is the UK’s foremost forensic pathologist, working on some of the most high-profile cases of the past 30 years such as Harold Shipman and …

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Tours of the Private Gardens

Sunday 26th May

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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NNF19: Genevieve Lacey: Pleasure Garden

Saturday 11th May - Sunday 26th May

Music and environmental sounds combine in the magnificent gardens of Felbrigg Hall to create a listening garden. Visitors are invited into the music and …

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NNF19: The Path to Publication: 40 years of Granta Magazine

Sunday 26th May

with Ian Jack and Sigrid Rausing.From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, Granta magazine has been …

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NNF19: Gravity & Other Myths: A Simple Space

Wednesday 15th May - Sunday 26th May

Seven acrobats and a live percussionist from Gravity & Other Myths push their physical limits to create a performance that is raw, frantic and delicate. …

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NNF19: ThisEgg in collaboration with Made My Wardrobe: dressed.

Friday 24th May - Sunday 26th May

Lydia now only wears clothes she has made. Four friends tell her story. Multi award-winning theatre company ThisEgg combine choreography, live sewing, comedy …


Russell Kane 2019

Sunday 26th May

He’s back. The keenly-awaited brand new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through …

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NNF19: Neville Gabie & Joan Gabie: The Edge of Things

Friday 17th May - Monday 27th May

‘What if the contents of those shelves could speak? What languages are contained within the leather-bound pages? What voices of travellers and explorers are …

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Everything Goes at Bure Valley Railway

Saturday 25th May - Monday 27th May

Come and see all the Bure Valley Railway engines and coaches in action. On the Bank Holiday Weekend Everything Goes, with unlimited travel on the day of issue …

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Funtastic Half Term

Sunday 26th May - Friday 31st May

Families, head over to Holkham this May half term for a fun-tastic daily changing programme of activities! There will be trails, games, crafts and quizzes to …

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Four Gardens Summer Walk

Friday 31st May

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


Thriller Live 2019

Monday 27th May - Saturday 1st June

Direct from London’s West End where it is now in its record breaking 10th year, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the …

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The Luka State + Tibetan Night Terrors + Painted Heathers

Friday 31st May - Saturday 1st June

The Luka State have now enjoyed an incredible 3.2 million Spotify streams (many of those in the past six months) plus a staggering 4.2 million YouTube streams …

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Norwich City of Ale 2019

Thursday 23rd May - Sunday 2nd June

Britain's original beer city - setting the bar since 2011, Norwich City of Ale is a ten-day celebration of local pubs, breweries and real ale taking place …

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Norwich Gaming Festival

Monday 27th May - Sunday 2nd June

A week of gaming fun, learning and creativity via talks, workshops, demos, indie, mainstream and retro

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10 Soldiers

Tuesday 4th June

Rosie Kay Dance Company - Presented in Association with The British ArmyA thrilling and humane portrait of army life telling the stories of men and women …

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Julian Clary - Born to Mince

Thursday 6th June

‘Are you ready for some filth? I know I am. It’s been a while since I sallied forth to pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo. …

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Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom

Friday 7th June - Saturday 8th June

Holly is a young Fairy Princess, who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, …

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Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios

Saturday 25th May - Sunday 9th June

Travel the length and breadth of Norfolk to visit artists in their studios. See art, buy art and meet the artists at one of the largest and most successful …

Open Farm Sunday

Sunday 9th June

As the birthplace of modern agriculture, Holkham is the ideal place to participate in this year’s Open Farm Sunday. Come along to see our display of large, …

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Wildflower Meadow Evening Walk

Wednesday 12th June

Join Pensthorpe’s Reserve Manager, Richard, for a guided stroll to identify the plethora of species living within one of north Norfolk’s largest wildflower …

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Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop

Thursday 13th June

Under instruction from Jo Thomas from Constance Rose Flowers, here is a perfect opportunity to try your hand at floristry. Using flowers and foliage freshly …

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Chamber Music Concert: Tara Erraught, soprano and Sholto Kynoch, piano.

Friday 14th June

Programme:Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)Brahms: Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs)A selection of songs by Franz Schubert and Hugo …

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Fathers VIP Day

Sunday 16th June

Join Bure Valley Railway for a special train package for Fathers Day.Tickets include lunch at the Whistlestop Cafe.Tickets: Adults £26, Children …

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It's Father’s Day, Let Dad be Captain for the Day!

Sunday 16th June

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by letting your Dad or even your Grandad be the captain of his very own Broads Tours Standard Day Boat! We …


Al Murray 2019

Sunday 16th June

Citizens of Hope and Glory! Our new tomorrow beckons. A new tomorrow that smells reassuringly of yesterday, but with wifi. One last heave and we will be there. …

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Deer and Wildlife Walk

Wednesday 5th June - Wednesday 19th 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 Deer change with …

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Prosecco and Gin Festival Norwich

Saturday 22nd June

The festival promises over 60 carefully selected gins and a bar dedicated to providing a large selection of sparkling wines and prosecco’s to choose from, as …

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Norfolk Show Ball 2019 – Rio Carnival

Friday 21st June - Saturday 22nd June

Enjoy the rhythm of Rio Carnival in a riot of vibrant colour and energy. Samba under the stars with our Carnival performers, enjoying a drinks reception, four …

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Walled Garden Ramble

Tuesday 25th June

Join one of our gardeners for a guided walk to explore the seen and unseen areas of the 6 acre walled garden. A great chance to find out more about what the …

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Royal Norfolk Show

Wednesday 26th June - Thursday 27th June

The Royal Norfolk Show, which is the largest annual event in Norfolk and the largest two-day agricultural Show in the country, has a reputation for being a …

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Open-air Cinema

Friday 28th June

This June, The Luna Cinema will once again transform the beautiful grounds of the walled garden into the ultimate setting for two nights of blockbuster cinema …

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Dino's At Night

Saturday 29th June

Our award-winning annual evening event returns promising a fantastic night out.Explore the park as it comes to life with entertainment, activities and events …

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Open-air Cinema

Saturday 29th June

This June, The Luna Cinema will once again transform the beautiful grounds of the walled garden into the ultimate setting for two nights of blockbuster cinema …

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Magnum: The Body Observed

Saturday 23rd March - Sunday 30th June

The iconography of the body has been a recurrent subject throughout the history of art. The advent and development of photography offered a new opportunity to …

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Great British Cycling Festival

Thursday 27th June - Sunday 30th June

New for 2019, the HSBC UK | National Road Championships will be coming to Norfolk, with Norwich playing host to the fifth round of the HSBC UK | National …


The Girl on the Train

Monday 1st July - Saturday 6th July

Rachel Watson longs for a different life.Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it …

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Lord Mayor's Celebrations

Friday 5th July - Sunday 7th July

Four days of cultural celebrations including a street procession on the Saturday, plus entertainers, fireworks, outdoor stages with music, dance and theatre, a …

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Shakespeare Festival 2019

Thursday 11th July - Friday 12th July

The UK’s premier all male theatre company, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, return to Norwich Cathedral to perform Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream, …


The Mousetrap

Monday 8th July - Saturday 13th July

Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of …

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Out of Space presents Leeroy Thornhill

Saturday 13th July - Sunday 14th July

Out of Space is a night dedicated to the best 90's dance anthems and to follow on from our last 2 SOLD OUT events we are back with a bang!!We are very excited …

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Tours of the Private Gardens

Sunday 14th July

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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Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 17th July

Join Reserve Manager, Richard, for a wander around the Wildflower meadows and woodlands to learn more about the range of butterfly species you can spot at this …

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Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Four – Britten Sinfonia Academy

Thursday 18th July

The talented young musicians of Britten Sinfonia Academy take centre stage in this lunchtime concert. The programme will feature a new work for chamber …

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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

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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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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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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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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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