August in Norfolk
PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 August 2016 | UPDATED: 10:00 02 August 2016
What ever the changeable weather there is plenty to do in the county this month
1st Pond Dipping Day
Join the education team in Holkham Park to try pond dipping and discover what lies beneath the water in Holkham Lake.
Sessions, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, tickets £3 per child, per session, accompanying adult free (children aged three years and under, free). www.holkham.co.uk
Summer stand-up comedy night at Loddon Mill Arts, with Kevin Precious and Cressida Wetton, MC’d by Chris Norton Walker, and headlined by Alistair Barrie from London’s Comedy Store. Doors open 7pm,and drinks and burgers available at interval. Tickets, £10.
Norfolk Winds - wind chamber music ensemble - performs its Breeze Acrost the Continent concert at St Botolph’s Church in Trunch, near North Walsham. Admission is by programme on the door, £10.
The tenth annual Norfolk Smallholders Show is at the National Trust’s Sheringham Park, with displays of animals and poultry, demonstrations and producers.
Tickets £5 each, children and parking free.
Nine local artists have come together to exhibit and sell their work in Thorpe Market Church, including paintings, sculptures, silk cushions, scarves, rugs, models from driftwood, prints and cards.
Open daily 11am-5pm, free entry and car park.
Norwich Crafts In The Gardens is at Chapelfield Garden in the city in aid of The Clare School Care 4 Clare Project, including more than 100 artisan craft, art and gift stalls, street food, children’s entertainment and live music on the bandstand. Entry is free and opens from 10am until 4pm.
Lyn Stilgoe and Richard Barham of Church Tours lead a tour around the three churches in the Blofield Benefice. The tour starts at St Andrew’s Church in North Burlingham, then on to All Saints at Hemblington, finishing at St Andrew and St Peter in Blofield. Cream tea will be served before the tour begins. Tickets, £10, on email@example.com
Pirates on the Broads
The Museum of the Broads at Stalham Staithe holds its annual Pirates Day, with visitors invited to come in their best pirate outfit. Activities include a treasure hunt, and the Wherry Maud will be visiting too. Open 10am-4.30pm.
Festival of classics
The Southrepps Classical Music Festival’s week-long event features performances from Tom Primrose, Susan Hurrell and BBC Young Musican Of The Year Martin James Bartlett. Festival pass giving access to all concerts, £55; individual concerts £8-15.
Pat Adcock opens her quarter-acre garden to the public to raise funds for Big C and St George’s Dementia Cafe. Homemade cakes available, along with handmade cards, plants and local crafts.
The garden is at 26 Ipswich Road NR2 2LZ, and opens 11am to 4pm. Parking available opposite at Harford Manor school. Admission, £3, includes tea or coffee.
Cinema in Syderstone presents Dad’s Army showing at the Amy Robsart Village Hall, at 7.30pm.
Advance tickets £3.50, on 01485 578244 or 01485 578171, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour De Broads
The Richardsons’ cycling challenge ride set across the beautiful Broads National Park has routes to challenge and stretch you and a festival start and finish to inspire riders.
Could it be?
Theatre company Mixed Voice returns to Norwich Playhouse with a production of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical, West Side Story.
Shows at 7.30pm and 2.30pm matinee on Saturday 27. Tickets £19.50/£18 discounts available; 01603 598598; www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk
Award-winning guitarist Dimitris Dekavallas performs at All Saints Church in Thornham in aid of the church restoration fund.
Tickets, £15, adults and £10 children; 01485 512155 and 01485 512101
Film in a wood
Charity Moth in a China Shop and sponsor Mr Hugh’s presents an outdoor cinema event in Larchwood, Swaffham. Friday night’s film is The Blues Brothers and Saturday’s Actually, with facilities to camp overnight also avaliable. Saturday will also include a mini food festival with free admission.
Entry, £10 per person per film; under 15s go free. Tickets from www.mrhughs.co.uk
ART ON SHOW
Caister Art Group holds its Annual Exhibition and Sale in Caister’s Holy Trinity Church, from 10am-3pm, with proceeds from a tombola going to the church fund.
Celebrate 70 years of Aylsham Show at Blickling Park, with the Devil’s Horsemen – Cossack Trick Riding, Will’s Working Spaniel Display, Red Devils Parachute Display and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Adults £12 in advance, £15 on the day, (under-16s free) from www.theaylshamshow.co.uk