What's on and things to do in Norfolk in November

PUBLISHED: 12:53 29 October 2019 | UPDATED: 12:53 29 October 2019

Autumn colours in Fairhaven Gardens (photo: James Bass)

Autumn colours in Fairhaven Gardens (photo: James Bass)

James Bass

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

- PIRATE PARTY

KING'S LYNN, NOVEMBER 1

A spooky nautical halloween pirate party will raise money for the Norfolk BrOARds women's ocean-rowing team, raising money to row across the Atlantic.

Tickets £15 from King's Lynn Corn Exchange. 01553 764864. kingslynncornexchange.co.uk

- ANTIQUE AND COLLECTORS FAIR

NORFOLK SHOWGROUND, NOVEMBER 2-3

The huge fair returns to the showground with antiques, vintage and retro products in the exhibition hall and furniture in pavilions.

10am-5pm. Website

- BOOK PARTY

NORWICH, NOVEMBER 8

Norwich independent bookshop The Book Hive turns 10 with a party at the Arts Centre. Tickets cost £5 and include music, dance - and books.

thebookhive.co.uk

- REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

BLAKENEY, NOVEMBER 10

Music by Vaughan Williams, Dvorak and John Ireland, plus poetry, will be presented by the Kelling Consort choir. The poignant and moving concert for Remembrance Sunday, in the beautiful setting of Blakeney church, is an hour to focus on remembering and honouring, with the audience leaving in silence with the music and words echoing in their minds.

5pm, retiring collection for the Blakeney Church Organ Fund

- REMEMBRANCE

KING'S LYNN, NOVEMBER 10

A Festival of Remembrance at St Nicholas' Chapel includes beautiful melodies and poignant words from Peterborough Male Voice Choir and Peterborough Voices.

Tickets from King's Lynn Corn Exchange. 7pm, kingslynncornexchange.co.uk

- FOSSIL HUNT

OVERSTRAND, NOVEMBER 10

Find fossils with the friendly experts of the UK Association of Fossil Hunters on Overstrand beach.

10am-1pm. Book with eventbrite. ukafh.com

- HARRIER ROOST

STRUMPSHAW, NOVEMBER 10, 17 and 24

Join a guided walk at dusk at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen to see marsh harriers, rooks, jackdaws and starlings come in to roost

Suitable for adults and older children, 2.30-4.30pm each day.

Tickets from rspb.org.uk/strumpshawfen

- A TASTE OF HONEY

NORWICH, NOVEMBER 12-15

The National Theatre brings a new production of Shelagh Delaney's taboo-breaking 1950s A Taste of Honey to the Theatre Royal, complete with a live on-stage band.

Box office 01603 630000 and theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

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- OPERA CLUB

NORWICH, NOVEMBER 13

Opera enthusiasts meet regularly to enjoy opera recordings together. A dvd of La Donna del Lago by Rossini will be presented by Dave Cole at the Assembly House at 7pm.

- WONDER OF WOOL

NORWICH, NOVEMBER 14

Norwich is the City that Wool Built is the title of an illustrated talk by Joy Evitt and Helen Hoyte, taking us on a journey through the history of the wool industry in Norfolk from Roman times through the medieval era to the golden age of the 18th century and beyond. 2.30pm

Norwich Castle Museum

- ART GROUP

HINGHAM, NOVEMBER 16-17

The annual exhibition features paintings by members of the Hingham and Hardingham Art Group, plus a retrospective of work by Ann Howarth who was a member of the art club for many years. She was a theatre set designer and worked on early episodes of The Avengers before becoming an art teacher - and also a guide at the Norwich Castle Museum and The Sainsbury Centre.

Free. 10am-5pm Lincoln Hall, Hingham

- AUTUMN COLOUR

SOUTH WALSHAM, NOVEMBER 17

Marvel at the golden colours at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. A guided walk from 11am is a chance to admire a wide range of spectacular trees, including the King Oak, one of the oldest trees in Norfolk.

Free with garden entry tickets. fairhavengarden.co.uk

- PETER ANDRE

NORWICH, NOVEMBER 21

Peter Andre first found fame on an Australian talent show. He went on to win legions of fans with his debut album in 1996 and then forged a career in reality tv. He will be talking about his 25 years in the industry at a special evening, advertised as an 'intimate spoken word event for Peter's army of loyal fans,' but not including singing, at the Mercure Hotel, near Norwich Airport.

Tickets from eventbrite.co.uk

- WINTER WALK

PENSTHORPE, NOVEMBER 22

Join Pensthorpe's head gardener, Jonathan, for an afternoon walk around four of the park's contrasting gardens, with particular focus on winter displays. Includes lunch.

Booking essential on 01328 863628 or at pensthorpe.com

- BALLET

NORWICH, NOVEMBER 26-30

Escape into an enchanting winter wonderland with Northern Ballet's reimagining of Cinderella. The fairytale ballet includes magic, a spine-tingling transformation scene and a live orchestra.

Box office 01603 630000 and theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

- SONG FACTORY

NORWICH, NOVEMBER 30

More than 100 singers, from The Voice Project Choir performs its site specific, atmospheric new work And is this a Dream in a former shoe factory.

Three concerts at 5.30pm, 7.15pm and 9pm. St Mary's Works, St Mary's Plain. Tickets from voiceproject.co.uk

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