Top things to do in Norfolk in April

PUBLISHED: 10:47 04 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:47 04 April 2017

Get your knees up with Chas and Dave

Get your knees up with Chas and Dave

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What's on in Norfolk in April? We have gathered some of the county's top events to enjoy this month

Chester Tuffnut will be on stage at Norwich Puppet Theatre (photo by LinaandTom.com)Chester Tuffnut will be on stage at Norwich Puppet Theatre (photo by LinaandTom.com)

I Dream of the Sea (24th Mar-17th Apr)

Renowned and sought-after Norfolk-based artist Karen SJ Keable’s new exhibition ‘I Dream of the Sea’ runs at Southwold Gallery, celebrating her 50th year and featuring a collection of 24 new works full of colour and light inspired by the Suffolk and Norfolk coastline.

Southwold Gallery, 64b High Street, Southwold, IP18 6DN. 01502 723888, southwoldgallery.co.uk

English Tourism Week (25th Mar – 2nd Apr)

VisitNorwich is working with Norwich Tourist Information Centre during English Tourism Week to launch two new 90-minute walking tours (Words and Wanderings, Passages through the Past). While inviting local people to join a walking tour for free, they hope to inspire them to become tourists in their own city.

Tickets are free but numbers are limited so booking is essential. 01603 213999, thenorwichshop.co.uk

Dawn Chorus (1st)

Enjoy a special trip round Fairhaven’s private broad and get up close and personal with their wildlife. Tickets include an introduction to the garden bird life with the warden. Tea, coffee and croissants included afterwards.

Ticket: £10 adult, £5 child. Booking only, 01603 270449, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk

Spring romance (1st)

The Aylsham Singers present A Spring Romance at Aylsham parish church, a concert of light, romantic music and song to welcome in the spring, featuring guest singer Evie Anderson and classical guitarist James Boyd.

Tickets £7.50 include a glass of wine and are available from Barnwells, Aylsham Market Place or Caryl on 01263 732808.

Rockney Night (2nd)

Rabbit along to a good old knees-up with Chas and Dave at Potters Resort, Hopton. Back by popular demand, the boys return following their hit album That’s What Happens. The cockney legends will sing a unique blend of rockney classics and vintage rock and roll songs.

The one night break starts at just £139 per person, including accommodation, a five course dinner with selected wines, midnight dish, breakfast, live evening entertainment and use of the resort’s facilities.

0333 3207 497, pottersholidays.com

Bob Flowerdew (7th)

Bawdeswell Garden Centre welcomes back Bob Flowerdew from BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time and BBC Gardeners’ World for a talk on companion plants. Ticket price includes tea or coffee on arrival and personal book signing.

Talk begins 11am, limited tickets £5 from main tills. bawdeswellgardencentre.co.uk

Chester Tuffnut (8th)

Meet Chester, the treemole on a Woodland escapade! Chester Tuffnut is an action-packed story full of imaginative antics, told with humour, music and playful puppetry. It is a story about discovering new places and making friends, a celebration of individuality and togetherness. Presented by Gomito Theatre and performed at Norwich Puppet Theatre at 11am (all ages) 2.30pm (ages 2+)

Tickets: £9 individual, £30 family of four. www.puppettheatre.co.uk

Forte for Forty (8th)

2017 is the 40th anniversary of the King’s Lynn Festival choir’s founding and this celebratory concert will contain a range of music chosen by the members and highlighting the versatility of the choir, all conducted by Tom Appleton, and performed at St Nicholas’ Chapel, King’s Lynn.

Tickets £14, under 18s free. 01553 764864, www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk

French Coast Chorus (8th)

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society will be performing a concert of French reflective music at Cromer parish church. Conducted by David Ballard with Anthony Gowing (organist) and student soloists, the concert will feature Duruflé’s Requiem and Poulenc’s Litanies a la Vierge Noire.

Tickets £10 (£12 on the door), under 18s free, from Sheringham Little Theatre box office 01263 822347, www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com

Easter Service (13th)

Workers in the city are invited to a lunchtime Easter service at St Andrew’s Church (next to Cinema City), St Andrew’s Hill, Norwich. Starts at 1.05pm and includes a short service (40 minutes) followed by sausage rolls, cakes and drinks. Admission and refreshments free.

Rev. Martin Young, 01603 498821 or www.standrewsnorwich.org/events

Obssessive Behaviour (14th-23rd)

One photographer, one painter, both obsessed with ‘The Tyranny of the View’. David Morris and Paul Darley are holding a joint exhibition at The Red Lion Hotel, Cromer. In their words they “both make images of Norfolk’s stunning land and seascapes and we both drink in the Red Lion.”

Open 10am-5pm. www.davidmorrisphotographer.com

Ladies of art (20th-22nd)

Inspired by Norfolk landscapes, seasons and nature, an exhibition will be taking place in the Forum, Norwich, including an eclectic mix of paintings and mixed media, together with wildlife sculptures in cold cast bronze and other metals by Mary Ricchardson, Lyn Ravehill and Joy Cole.

Open daily 10am – 5pm. www.theforumnorwich.co.uk

Norwich Bead and Textile Fair (23rd)

Taking place at The Open Academy, Norwich, the Norwich Bead and Textile Fair will be filled with stalls and demonstrations around beads and textiles, old and new, patchwork and quilting, books and threads.

Admission £5 on the door; www.norwichbeadfair.co.uk

Town Talk (25th)

Angel Roofs in East Anglian Churches, illustrated talk by Sarah Cassell, Town Close Auditorium, at the Castle Museum, 2.30pm.

Tickets avaliable on the door, members £3.50, guests £4

Letters to Windsor House (27th)

The housing crisis gets personal in the multi-award winning company’s new show for ‘Generation Rent’ featuring music, song, politics, dodgy landlords and detective work. The show won a prestigious Fringe First at the Edinburgh festival and is performing at Norwich Arts Centre, St Benedicts.

Pay what you can; 01603 660352, www.norwichartscentre.co.uk

Americana (29th)

Music from North and South America performed by Toby Carr, Matthew Wadsworth (baroque guitar and theorbo), David Dunnett (organ), Andy Newman and students from Notre Dame High School on percussion. Directed by Christopher Duarte, the performance will take place at Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich.

Performance begins at 7.45pm, Tickets are £14/£9 with discounts for students and children, available from St George’s Music Shop, 01603 626414, or www.ticketsource.co.uk/keswickhallchoir

A United Kingdom (29th)

Cinema in Syderstone presents a showing of A United Kingdom, a film about love and difference.

Amy Robsart Village Hall, Syderstone (PE31 8SD), 7.30pm, advance tickets £3.50, 01485 578171 or 01485 578244; cinema@syderstone.com

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