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What’s on this month in Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 12:56 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:56 26 February 2018

The Academy of St. Thomas Orchestra (photo: Adrian Judd)

The Academy of St. Thomas Orchestra (photo: Adrian Judd)

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We have gathered some of the top events from around the county this month

Comic pop! (1st – 31st)

One of the country’s most celebrated pop-artists Colin Self is joining forces with one of the country’s most famous comedian’s for a unique exhibition “I think we should all just be friends” at The Fairhurst Gallery in Norwich.

Jim Moir, known to us as Vic Reeves, is a regarded artist in his own right, and the two friends will be showcasing their extraordinarily diverse and fascinating collections of work, including paintings and sculptures.



Walk on the wildside (2nd)

Head to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham for a walk with resident wildlife warden Tabs and get the inside knowledge on the unique environment and diverse habitats. The walks are the first Friday of every month, 9am. Booking essential. Adult £6.85, children £3.95, under fives free.



More sir! (2nd – 4th)

It is an age-old favourite which never loses its charm – so don’t miss the Stage Door Youth Theatre’s production of Oliver! Tap your feet, sing along and immerse yourself in this classic at Gorleston Pavilion Theatre. Tickets £8-£12.



A grand farewell (3rd)

Some 33 years since internationally renowned conductor Christopher Adey conducted his first concert with the Academy of St Thomas at Norwich Cathedral, he is marking his retirement from the orchestra with a final concert at St Andrew’s Hall. The programme includes a performance from the acclaimed French violinist Amaury Coeytaux playing a Beethoven violin concerto. 7.30pm; Tickets from St George’s Music Shop or ticketsource.co.uk/ast; academyofstthomas.com


Pamper for charity (7th)

Raise funds for breast cancer charity Keeping Abreast at a special pamper and shopping event at Norwich’s Library Restaurant.

There will be beauty treatments, make up, jewellery and fashion to tempt you and a designer handbag auction.

7pm, £15 (including a special pink cocktail)

Call 01603 616606 or email lisabecker@keepingabreast.org.uk


Treasured rubbish (9th)

Love challenging, unusual art? Dutch artist Jan Eric Visser transforms everyday rubbish into extraordinary abstract sculptures and this month his show TrashArt comes to the Groundwork Gallery in King’s Lynn.

Runs until June 2. groundworkgallery.com


Natural wonder (10th)

If your children love wildlife and love photography, take them to Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Cley Marshes reserve.

The Children’s Wildlife Watch bird photography event will show the youngsters around the national Bird Photographer of the Year exhibition, on show at the marshes’ visitor centre until April 16, before taking them out onto the reserve to help them capture master pieces of their own. 10.30am; £4 - £6 (accompanying adults £1).

Booking essential, 01603 625540, norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on


Crafty show (12th March – April 7th)

The finalists from BBC Radio 4’s inaugural Woman’s Hour Craft Prize will be showing their work at The Forum in Norwich during a month long exhibition. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Woman’s Hour, and supported by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and the Crafts Council, it will feature some of the most innovative and exciting craft makers in the UK. The exhibition is part of The Forum’s Makers Month which will include a wide variety of hands on workshops and activities.



Get down and boogie! (16th)

Grab your finest disco wear and hit the dance floor for the ultimate boogie night. Disco, funk and soul legends Heatwave and Odyssey are performing live in concert at Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre.

7.30pm; Tickets £32.50; princesshunstanton.co.uk


Love literature (16th – 18th)

The bi-annual King’s Lynn Literature Festival brings a host of top writers to the town for a weekend of fiction, poetry, talks and Q&As. Among those appearing are Peter Benson, Guinevere Glasfurd, Mark Illis, Rachel Crowther, Louis de Bernières, Rachel Hore and DJ Taylor.

All events £8.50. For more information see lynnlitfests.com


Award winning music (18th)

Stile Antico, the triple Grammy award nominated group of young, internationally acclaimed, unconducted Early Music singers will join King’s Lynn Festival Chorus for a very special concert.

They will perform two masterpieces of Tomás Luis de Victoria, the Spanish Renaissance composer – Tenabrae Responsories and the Officium Defunctorum – in the inspiring acoustics of St. Nicholas’ Chapel, King’s Lynn.

Tickets £25; 01553 764864, or kingslynncornexchange.co.uk


Racing legend (18th)

He is one of horse racing’s most colourful, charismatic and sucesful jockeys of all time and An evening with Frankie Dettori promises a night of anecdotes, sporting insights and fun with the man himself. St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, £26.50, 7:30pm.



West End wonder (22nd)

Watch a live performance of Julius Caesar, featuring Ben Whishaw, David Morrissey and Michelle Fairley on the West End stage, all from the comfort of your seat at Sheringham Little Theatre. It will be broadcast as part of the National Theatre Live programme. Tickets £15 adults, £12.50 children.

01263 822347; sheringhamlittletheatre.com


Sporting rivalry (22nd)

Norfolk’s very own sporting panel show – Never Mind the Danger - brings together Canaries’ legends Grant Holt and Russell Martin as team captains, along with other local celebrities, as they battle it out in a number of amusing head to head challenges and quiz rounds. Open Norwich, 7pm, £15.



Songs from the shows (22nd - 24th)

A Musical World will be presented by The Chorus of St Cecilia with musical director Matthew Hardy at The Pavilion Theatre, Gorleston. It will feature favourite songs from some of the biggest shows on Broadway including Showboat, Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, My Fair Lady and many more. 7.30pm. Tickets £11; Box office 01502 733625.



Run into the night (24th)

The Blickling Estate is hosting its first ever night run in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor. Choose from two challenges in this team event – the 7km Adventurer (£14) or the 3km Explorer (£7) – and explore the ancient woodland and parkland on foot after dark. Whether you are a walker, first-time runner or experienced off-roader, it promises to be a lot of fun.

Money raised goes towards preserving National Trust properties.

race-nation.com/night-run-series-blickling-2018; nationaltrust.org.uk


Equestrian heaven (29th - 31st)

The Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials is a major event on the equestrian calendar attracting world-class riders, including Team GB Olympians. Watch riders compete in dressage, show jumping and cross country and soak up the very special atmosphere, with plenty to do for the whole family.w



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