Norfolk Events

Norwich craft shop and gallery The Giggly Goat celebrated its sixth anniversary in March. Kate Wolstenholme talks to owner Helen Fisher.

Harry Potter fans are going to have a wizard time during lockdown thanks to author JK Rowling who has made Stephen Fry’s audio-book version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone available online free of charge.


Are you stuck at home? Are you feeling lost without being able to go to your usual local gigs?

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The shortlist for the International Booker Prize has been announced - it’s the ideal reading list for while you’re in isolation.

Comfort viewing: the best feel-good TV series to get you through coronavirus lockdown if you’re self-isolating, socially-distancing or just need a much-needed escape for a few hours.

These programmes will give tired mums and dads time to have a cup of tea and a breather while their little ones are entertained.


Lockdown arts programme launched by Norwich charity The Assembly House Trust to begin with an online quiz including rounds on fantasy hairy animals.

Theatre-going is currently out-of-bounds, but thanks to NT-Live plenty of contemporary shows are awaiting in the digital archives to be shared online. Here’s a round up of some of the special treats currently on offer


From Bongo’s Bingo to boxing, staying in is the new going out with these brilliant events running during the coronavirus lockdown which you can take part in from your living room.

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From The Charlatans front man Tim Burgess to pop star Bailey May, Norfolk is a hotbed of talent with many big names in the music industry calling it home.

Given that Morrissey once penned a song specifically about loathing seaside towns, you wouldn’t expect to find him playing in Great Yarmouth.

From our thriving independent restaurants to beautiful beaches, once things return to normal after the coronavirus outbreak here are some of the things in Norfolk we will not take for granted again.

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The Aldeburgh Festival has been cancelled because of coronavirus, the first time in its 72 year history it has not gone ahead.


Online arts programme from charity The Assembly House Trust aims to offer artists and audiences a lifeline during lockdown

Organisers of Sheringham’s annual Potty Morris and Folk Festival have decided to cancel the event, which was due to run on July 4 and 5.

It is the party bingo which has been sweeping the nation and while the Norfolk events are postponed due to coronavirus for the time being, fans don’t need to miss out.

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, The Old Buckenham Airshow will still take place later this year – and its line-up is better than ever.

“If you can’t come to the party, we’ll bring the party to you.”

Music is very good for well-being, both physically and mentally. A good tune boosts feelings of happiness and a dance around the kitchen helps to keep you fit. We have compiled a list of feelgood songs to help make our weeks of confinement seem less torturous


From The Killers at Carrow Road to Let’s Rock Norwich in Earlham Park, here is how coronavirus is affecting the big events coming to Norfolk this year.

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Norfolk’s biggest seaside summer carnival has cancelled amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Let’s Rock Norwich, due to take place in Earlham Park over the May Bank Holiday weekend, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Looking for something to keep the kids busy during the school closures? Here’s all you need to know about the Young Norfolk Writing Competition.

Racing fans will have to wait until at least May after all Snetterton Race Circuit events were postponed.

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Organisers of one of Dereham’s most popular events are urging people to “foster a sense of community” after cancelling.

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A Norwich/London based band are set to put on a live song writing session on Facebook and Instagram.

Mother’s Day will be very different from usual this year for many of us, against the background of the coronavirus pandemic.

The organisers of a makers market were faced with cancellation due to coronavirus but got creative and found a solution.

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The boss of Norwich’s Theatre Royal says the government’s lack of direction over coronavirus has left the industry in “mayhem” and urged it to go further in its support for venues.

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UEA Students’ Union has announced that all gigs at their venues The LCR and Waterfront are cancelled until further notice.

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Communities are coming together to help those in need during the coronavirus outbreak.

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The chief executive of a popular theatre has been touched by the support of the community ever since its temporary closure was announced.

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The Norfolk and Norwich Festival, which was set to take place this May across 17 days, has been cancelled amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Finally there is something to look forward to, as musical phenomenon The Book of Mormon is coming Two By Two into Norwich later this year.

A district council is closing all of its leisure centres as the government calls on all non-essential movement to be limited.

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