Happing Festival has lots to offer

The Happing Festival, under new director Judi Daykin, opens its doors on Friday, May 8 in Stalham for three days of entertainment at various venues. The Town Hall hosts a short play The Wrong Woman, starring Karen Hill, to be followed by a screening of the classic Alfred Hitchcock film The 39 Steps.

The Happing Festival, under new director Judi Daykin, opens its doors on Friday, May 8 in Stalham for three days of entertainment at various venues.

The Town Hall hosts a short play The Wrong Woman, starring Karen Hill, to be followed by a screening of the classic Alfred Hitchcock film The 39 Steps. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are available in advance for �4 from the Happing Shop in Stalham High Street.

The main gala festival opener sees The Locrian Ensemble, in full period costume, playing Mozart by Candlelight at St Helen's Catholic Church, Horning Road, Hoveton, on Saturday, May 9 at 8pm. Tickets are �10 and �8 concessions.

As an added bonus during the afternoon from 2pm to 4pm members of the ensemble will be giving a free string workshop to any musicians of at least Grade 5 standard who can play violin, viola, cello or bass and small ensemble groups are especially welcome. For tickets and workshop bookings contact the Happing Shop, 35a High Street, Stalham. Telephone 01692 580525.

At St Margaret's Church, Sea Palling, on Sunday, May 10 at 3pm there will be a concert of classical guitar and lute music given by John Cadman and the Cadman Consort. Works will include Dowland, Praetorious, Vivaldi, Bach and Cadman compositions featuring the related genres of folk, blues, jazz, rock and flamenco. Tickets �5 on the door.

Contact Mary Vacca 01692 598729 for more details. All funds raised from this concert will go to the church.

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