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

PUBLISHED: 09:40 02 January 2020 | UPDATED: 09:42 02 January 2020

Cromer fireworks (photo: Colin Finch)

Cromer fireworks (photo: Colin Finch)


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

- Girl power

Norwich, January 4

Discover the incredible women who feature in Norwich Castle's collections throughout the centuries, learn about their stories and the impact they had on history.

The Female Voices Tour is included in the usual museum admission price. 1pm. museums@norfolk.gov.uk

- World championships

Hopton, January 10 - 26

If you love live sport, don't miss the 2020 World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters Resort, Hopton. With the best competitors from across the globe gathering on the Norfolk coast for 17 days of competition, some of which is televised by the BBC, it is always a huge sporting occasion.

Day tickets start from £5, with the option of adding lunch and dinner, or booking a stay. pottersholidays.com/world-bowls

- Countryside crafts

Welney, January 11

Learn how to design, build and maintain living willow structures for your garden or a green space at this special course at the Welney Wetland Centre. The Willow Weaving Workshop provides lots of one-to-one tuition and it is possible to build large scale pieces in a sheltered outdoor work area.

Booking essential, for information see wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/welney

- Art exhibition

Norwich, January 12 - February 8

Mandell's Gallery in Norwich hosts a solo exhibition by Martin Laurance. From Land to Sea features his landscapes in mixed media and oil with a focus upon the area where sea, sky and land meet.


- She go...

Norwich, January 13 - 25

She's a Norfolk lady almost as famous in the county as Delia and our Susie, and this month she finally has her own show at Norwich Playhouse. The Nimmo Twins presents She Go Looks back from behind at 2019...with friends. Karl Minns iconic character She Go will be back with her pink tracksuit, blonde hair, Stewart White tattoo and plenty of opinions from the mean streets of Norwich. She will be joined by a host of other Nimmo characters.

Tickets £20/£18. norwichplayhouse.co.uk

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- Family fun

Blickling, January 13 - March 2020

Join kids favourite Percy The Park Keeper at the Blickling Estate. Celebrating Percy's 30th anniversary, there will be a host of interactive trails and events taking you on adventures through the house and gardens, all based on Nick Butterworth's classic books.


- Theatre

Norwich, January 14

Comedian, presenter and Great British Bake Off favourite Sandi Toksvig brings her new, one-woman comedy show to Norwich Theatre Royal. Expect tall stories, funny facts, silly jokes and a quick fire Q&A.


- Racetrack running

Snetterton, January 19

Challenge yourself to a 5km or 10km run with a difference as you pound round the iconic racetrack at Snetterton. Follow in the footsteps of famous racing drivers as you either do one lap or two. Whether you are new to running or looking for a personal best, this flat, smooth course is perfect and everyone is welcome. There will be food and drink, entertainment and medals for those who take part.


- Art masters

Diss, January 24 - February 8

A collection of etchings by the artist Lucian Freud will be on show at The Corn Hall to coincide with his exhibition at the Royal Academy in London. Lucian Freud: The Painter's Etchings 1982-1995, is the second Masters at the Corn Hall show, which is a programme of short exhibitions showcasing some of the world's leading artists. Considered one of the most important figurative post-war artists, Freud often exhibited his etchings side by side with his paintings.

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm. thecornhall.co.uk

- Get in the swing

Norwich, January 30

Top UK swing band The Jive Aces present their new show The Big Beat Revue at Norwich's Maddermarket theatre. The band, who were semi-finalists on Britain's Got Talent, will perform songs from the 1940s and 50s, all with a dash of rock n' roll, including classics made famous by Louis Prima, Bobby Darin and Ella Fitzgerald. The show, which was premiered last summer at the Edinburgh Fringe to sell out crowds, will also feature some very special guests.


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