Norfolk Events

From a hip hop festival to a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, there is lots to look forward to in the new season at Norwich Arts Centre.

Count Arthur Strong, The Sound of Mucus, at Ipswich Corn Exchange, Saturday, April 29

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From seeing in the May Day dawn to taking a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine, going to the circus, or taking to the water, there is no shortage of family things to do this holiday weekend.

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The Royals would be good. Prince Harry? Yes please,” laughs Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood on who would be his dream contestants.


Much-loved TV and storybook character Thomas the Tank Engine peep-peeped his way along the tracks at the North Norfolk Railway this weekend, as part of one of the attraction’s most popular annual events for youngsters.


Wheelchair dance is now on the timetable at The Garage as part of the venue’s aim to offer more performance opportunities for people with disabilities.

Whether film or stage show, there’s something delightfully cheeky about The Producers. The 1968 movie starring Gene Wilder is a great favourite of mine. But this live edition at Norwich Puppet Theatre is packed with good acting and great gags, and reminded me of all that I loved in that original.

A North Walsham student will lead a summer of festivities in Cromer after being unveiled as this year’s Carnival Queen.

From Antarctica to the Andes to north Norfolk - Turner Prize-winning artist Richard Long has created art all across the globe, and his latest major exhibition EARTH SKY features works inspired by Houghton Hall and its surrounds.

A Norwich painter’s portrait of a Norfolk MP has led to him being selected for a prestigious national exhibition for a second time.

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Some of the top names in crime fiction will be heading to Norwich in September for the fourth annual Noirwich Crime Writing Festival.

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Jamaican-American reggae fusion superstar Shaggy is set to perform a special concert in Norwich this June.

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British band You Me At Six are the final act to be announced as a headliner for this year’s Sundown Festival.

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Previous Latitude headliner Two Door Cinema Club have been announced as special guests for 2017.

From centuries-old art to the most cutting edge, from world-famous artists to those who quietly create work away from the limelight, our region is home to a rich and varied visual arts scene.

Talking nonsense with Milton Jones

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Comedy is Milton Jones’ escape from normality. He talks more about stage Milton and real-life Milton, plus his latest show.


The 21st century brass band bring their mix of beast and brass to Great Yarmouth, while fresh from being sampled on the new Kendrick Lamar album, Rat Boy is in Norwich. Plus Roving Crows, Peatbog Faeries and a Bowie tribute.

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Holkham tractor tours to rockpool rummaging, spring flowers to rambles to see historic buildings, there is something for everyone in the great outdoors.

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Katherine Jenkins, Mystery Jets, The Coral and Norfolk native Mullally are just a few of the new acts added to this year’s Latitude line-up.

Discover the ancient origins of the May Day celebration at a Spring Fair at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse on Bank Holiday Monday.

Glasses will be raised in celebration at an upcoming beer festival in Wymondham.


On April 28 1972, David Bowie released one of his most famous singles, Starman.


A festival that aims to inspire young people with the wonder of words is back for a fifth year.

Young musicians have the opportunity to learn a few tips from Beethoven’s playbook at an upcoming workshop.


A circus venue is offering youngsters the chance to try their hand at tight-rope walking and clowning.


Great Yarmouth Arts Festival is back for its 5th year to celebrate the borough’s heritage, community and thriving arts scene.

All the fun of the fair will roll into the region next month, with the arrival of the UK’s largest mobile Ferris wheel and other attractions for all the family to enjoy.


A concert is being planned to raise money for a village church which has had lead stolen from its roof four times.

This summer East Anglia offers a plethora of music events covering a wide range of genres. Whether you like to boogie to Bananarama, clap along to Mumford and Sons, be swept away by classical tones, or prefer the blues vibe of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, there is more than enough variety to suit the discerning music-lovers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Here’s our pick of the best...

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The next production by theatre group the Old Buckenham Players will be a sequel to a comedic show they put on last year called Run For Your Wife.


From a Welsh village to Hollywood stardom the eventful life and loves of Richard Burton are brought to the stage in an acclaimed one-man play, with a former policeman in the title role.


Women of punk rock will be uniting in Norwich later this month to raise money for a local charity that helps victims of domestic abuse.


From colourful paintings to beautiful sculptures - a special exhibition is giving people a taste of the artwork that will be on show at this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios.


Two films on the big screen begin an entertaining week at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft.


When you think of a Carnival most people will think of the parade and Dereham’s Carnival team want their parade this year to be bigger, louder and better than ever.


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