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From a giant moon casting its glow upon lunar-inspired performances to a double decker bus taking people on a theatrical journey around the city, there are lots of colourful and quirky events to entertain audiences during this year’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Sainsbury

A tiger, a bear, monkeys and more feature in author George Szirtes’ new book of poems for children.

University of East Anglia

An X Factor star, a big band and tributes to Take That, Adele, Cliff Richard and Elton John feature on this year’s programme of events at Connaught Hall.

The Brit Awards 2017 take place tonight with David Bowie up for two posthumous awards, while Little Mix and Skepta are leading the way with three nods apiece. Here is everything you need to know about the biggest night in British music.

ITV

Seachange Arts, revive their Mardi Gras event this week (Tuesday, February 28) at the Drill House on York Road.

United Kingdom

A day of blues - laced with fun, history and audience participation - is being staged in north Norfolk.

The energy of the Manchester music scene is coming to Great Yarmouth next month.

Manchester

Matthew Bourne picks of the celebrated film composer’s music featured in and that inspired his adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger ballet film in our special Spotify playlist.

New York

Children from Worstead Pre-school had a Jurassic time at the Dinosaur Adventure Park.

US Federal Reserve

The work of Turner Prize-winning British sculptor Richard Long is set to feature in a new exhibition called Land and Sky: Richard Long, at Houghton Hall. Here are 10 things you might not have known about the world-renowned artist.

A tragically romantic tale of a young girl who falls deeply in love, is set to be performed at the Marina Theatre.

United Kingdom

The Floridian quartet have announced that their 20 Years of Pop Punk tour is expanding to include a show at The Nick Rayns LCR due to high demand.

Norwich

The 1948 Powell and Pressburger film about a ballerina torn between the ambitions of two men, is his latest acclaimed ballet adaptation, using the music of Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann.

United Kingdom

The afternoon of Sunday, February 26 will be the last chance in 2017 to visit the snowdrops and aconites and enjoy home-made cakes at St Margaret’s Church in Thorpe Market, near North Walsham.

Richard Gadd’s award-winning genre-busting performance Monkey See Monkey Do sees him explore what it means to be a man via treadmills and gorilla costumes.

Scotland

Britpop band Shed Seven have announced plans for their first studio album in 16 years alongside their biggest ever UK tour which is stopping in Norwich.

University of East Anglia

An all-singing, all-dancing comedy show begins a jam-packed schedule of events at the Marina Theatre this week.

Liverpool

Businesses, clubs and organisations from across the region have been getting their teams together for this year’s East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival.

Topical themes come into sharp focus in the classroom in a new play being performed in Norwich and the cast may even get the chance to take it to the National Theatre.

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Talented young performer Matilda Bailes has landed her dream role in a production of the musical Les Misérables.

Sixth Form College

Olivier-winning farce Hysteria about the meeting of Sigmund Freud and surreal artist Salvador Dali in Hampstead in 1938 is being staged at Bury Theatre Royal as part of a nationwide tour.

Austria

A Norfolk hall is set to be cast into the visual arts spotlight once again with news of a major new exhibition at the historic home being announced today.

United Kingdom

Families turned out in force in Sheringham to watch a horde of horned helmet-wearing Norsemen stage pitched battles in the town centre as part of this year’s Scira Viking festival.

Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens is the latest production to be performed by the Norwich-based Sewell Barn Theatre Company. The show, directed by Rob Tiffen, is being performed tonight, tomorrow and from Wednesday to Saturday next week at the theatre in Constitution Hill in the north of the city.

Popstars Take That have released their first single from the new album linked to their forthcoming Wonderland tour which is finishing in Norwich.

She wowed the crowds when she danced to victory on the TV show Strictly Come Dancing, and now Norfolk’s Caroline Flack is set to star in a new touring musical.

BBC

Paintings by the 2016 Jerwood Painting Fellows Francesca Blomfield, Archie Franks and Dale Lewis feature in touring exhibition finale.

Norwich University

The Handsome Family, Fairground Attraction founder Mark Nevin, 90s indie band Space, Celtic Fiddle Festival and mosh-metal jokers Anthrax all feature.

BBC

British and French actors pay tribute to First World War soldiers in reimagining set in a French military hospital.

France

Actress Tilda Swinton is the frontrunner to become Doctor Who’s next Time Lord, beating the likes of Norwich-born Olivia Colman, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.

BBC

An actress in the latest show at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre will quite literally be cooking up a dramatic treat for audiences.

Tom

Kemal Yusuf’s piece Oyun to be performed by the award-winning Carducci String Quartet.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

John Cleese is a comedy god. A founder of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, creator of Basil Fawlty and an integral part of such groundbreaking comedy series as I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again and The Frost Report, you would expect him to be basking in the sun on some comedy equivalent of Mount Olympus consuming ambrosia off the belly of a woodland nymph.

London

A rare chance to see seldom-performed Timon of Athens, Terry Johnson’s hilarious farce Hysteria and classic comedy The Ladykillers.

Tom

A group which runs a soup kitchen to help the homeless is holding a rummage sale to raise vital funds.

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