5 free events happening in Norfolk this weekend
- Credit: Norwich Global Village Market
From a summer market to a street theatre event, here are some free things to do in Norfolk this weekend.
1. What: Global Village Summer Market
Where: The Forum, Norwich, NR2 1BH
When: July 9 to 10, 10am to 5pm
Norwich Global Village Market is back with its first in-person market since 2019, with crafts from around the world and local makers inside The Forum.
On Saturday only, Khushee Street Food, which offers a vegan menu, and Bandido, which serves Latin American dishes, will be outside and there will also be dance and music from local groups.
Visitors to the market must follow the one-way system and wear a mask when visiting the inside space.
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2. What: Summer Plant Sale
Where: Christ Church, Eaton, Church Avenue, NR2 2AQ
When: July 10, 11am-3pm
At this event, in aid of The Friends of Christ Church, a variety of plants will be available to buy and there will also be a tombola.
If you would like to donate plants, leave them at the back of Christ Church between 2pm and 6.30pm on Friday (July 9) on a plastic sheet.
3. What: Living History Street Theatre
Where: Locations in central Harleston, including the Market Place, The Cap Yard and outside St John’s Church
When: July 10, 11am-12.30pm
Ever wondered what it would have been like to have lived in Norfolk and Suffolk 400 years ago?
Come and find out in Harleston this weekend, with Living History scenes taking place across the town, plus a chance to see livestock breeds that date from the 1600s.
Don’t miss the parade at 12.45pm, when a model of the Mayflower ship, which sailed in September 1620 carrying new settlers to America, will be carried through the streets, along with actors, musicians, stilt walkers and more.
4. What: 30 x 30 Exhibition
Where: The Corn Hall, Diss, IP22 4LB
When: Until August 7
30 x 30 is a wide-ranging exhibition of images by 30 artists working in a variety of media and styles and it will be in the Lower Gallery.
The brief is simply that the external measurements of any piece are 30 x 30cm and it has been curated by Sue Maufe and Caroline Denyer.
Inspired by 30 x 30 will also be in the Upper Gallery until August 8, where designermakers21 members and associates have interpreted this concept.
5. What: Tittleshall Village Yard Sale
Where: Across the village, PE32 2PJ
When: July 11, 10am-2pm
At this event, there will be a huge book sale with over 1,000 books donated by the villagers and over 25 stalls.
Maps and refreshments will be available at Tittleshall Village Hall and it is in aid of St Mary's Church.
Also happening in Norfolk this weekend and not to be missed...
What: Wolterton Park Recitals
Where: Wolterton, NR11 7LY
When: July 10 to 11, 4pm
Cost: Adults: £30 (day), £50 (weekend) under-14s: £15 (both plus booking fee), woltertonparkrecitals.eventbrite.co.uk
World-class musicians are returning to north Norfolk this weekend as the Wolterton Ensemble performs two enchanting classical music concerts at Wolterton Hall.
The Wolterton Park Recitals give people the opportunity to view Wolterton Hall, an eighteenth-century Palladian mansion, from its south lawn while enjoying string music.
Both concerts will take the audience on a journey through the English countryside, to Italy, through Bohemia and as far as Russia.