What’s on and things to do in Norfolk in March

PUBLISHED: 17:14 26 February 2020 | UPDATED: 17:14 26 February 2020

Crocus at Chestnut Farm (photo: Anne Green-Armytage)

Crocus at Chestnut Farm (photo: Anne Green-Armytage)

© Anne Green-Armytage 2012

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

- COMIC PARTNERSHIP

NORWICH, MARCH 7

Laughter and memories in store at St Mary Magdalene's Church in Silver Road featuring both well-known favourites and completely unusual songs by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, presented by the baritone Leon Berger who was, for many years, Donald Swann's librarian and musical secretary.

7pm; Admission is £8 per person including refreshments. Contact: Revd Selwyn Tillett, 01603 699957, selwyn@tillett.org.uk

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- VIOLIN VIRTUOSO

NORWICH, MARCH 7

The Academy of St Thomas begins its 2020 season at St. Andrews' Hall with the UK concerto debut of Greek violinist, Simos Papanas. His performance will include Saint-Saens' lyrical Violin Concerto No 3 together with works by Faure and Dvorak.

7.30pm; tickets, St George's Music Shop 01603 626414 or ticketsource.co.uk/AST

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- DEPLOYMENT STRUGGLES

NORWICH, MARCH 12

Kevin Dyer's new play, The Man Who Left is Not the Man Who Came Home, showing for one night only at The Garage, is the product of more than 100 one-to-one interviews with soldiers and their wives - where secrets, regrets and experiences have been shared for the first time. A story of resilience, of hope, of change and what it's like when the man you love is going to war and might not come back.

Ages 14+ 7.30pm; tickets £15/£8.50 concessions, thegarage.org.uk

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- MEMORIAL SERVICE

HAPPISBURGH, MARCH 14

On Monday 16 March 1801, on its way to join Admiral Nelson at Copenhagen, HMS Invincible tragically ran aground on a sandbank which was part of the Happisburgh sands just off the coast. The wreck sadly resulted in a terrible loss of more than 400 lives; 218 years on from that disastrous event they will be remembered at this years' Memorial Service at St. Mary's Church.

12 noon; contact Revd Catherine Dobson, 01692 650359, revcdobson@live.com

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- ENIGMATIC ART

KING'S LYNN, UNTIL MARCH 14

The Fairhurst Gallery is currently presenting Enigma; a solo exhibition by the contemporary artist, Yusuf Keten who has exhibited in group and solo shows with the Norwich 20 group over the past few years. This exhibition will be accompanied by an audio guide, of words spoken by the artist himself, giving visitors a one-on-one, personal insight into the paintings.

Open Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday 10 - 4pm, with additional viewings available by appointment, fairhurstgallery.co.uk

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- BITTERN CONCERT

RACKHEATH, MARCH 14

Part of their annual series of concerts, the Bittern Benefice presents an evening with The Trinity Singers at the church. This locally based ladies' choir will be performing songs, both old and contemporary, from around the world.

7.30pm; tickets £10 on the door or contact Darleen, 01603 720966, refreshments included

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- CHORAL DELIGHTS

NORWICH, MARCH 15

The Norwich Cathedral Choir will be performing a wide range of choral music favourites at this afternoon concert at St. Peter's Church in Cringleford with works by Rutter, Stanford, Britten, Brahms and Lauridsen.

4pm; admission £6, contact Juliet Godier 01603 259138, church.cringleford@tiscali.co.uk

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- MUSTARD VISION

NORWICH, MARCH 19 - 20

On stage at The Garage is The Canada Boys, a play based on the true story of a group of workers at J&J Colman who, in 1912, took up their employer's offer of a new life on the other side of the Atlantic. Two brothers who'd never ventured further west than Wymondham dared to imagine a new life for themselves in the British Dominion of Canada.

7.30pm; tickets £12.50/£10 under 18s, thegarage.org.uk

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- SAXY RHYTHMS

CROMER, MARCH 21

An evening of high energy fun is promised by the exuberant swing and jive band, and Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists, The Jive Aces. The show features special guests, pin-up showgirls The Satin Dollz, the baritone sax of Lottie B and the accordion of Grazia Bevilacqua. From beginning to end the show is full of energy, colours and 40s and 50s songs, with a dash of rock 'n' roll, guaranteed to get your feet tapping!

8pm; Tickets £23 from the box office: 01263 512495

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- NORTH NORFOLK HYGGE

BURNHAM DEEPDALE, MARCH 27 - 29

Pronounced hue-gah, hygge is a Danish word broadly translated as 'enjoying life's simple pleasures' and is the philosophy behind this three-day event on the north Norfolk coast. Attractions include a ceilidh, stargazing, a guided walk, run or cycle, live music, storytelling, barbecue and real ale. Part of this event is the Deepdale Spring Market which will host 60+ Norfolk artisans and producers with local wildlife organisations and attractions.

Times vary; see website for further details, deepdalehygge.co.uk

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- POWERFUL WOMEN

NORWICH. MARCH 27

The St Giles House Hotel is hosting a Woman's Empowering charity evening, in aid of the charity Wellbeing of Women. The event will include guest speakers, a mini fashion show, health and beauty tips and testers, live music, a dessert station and a raffle.

7-10pm; entry is free

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- HEAD TORCH ESSENTIAL

BLICKLING, MARCH 28

Night Run returns to the Blickling Estate, giving participants the chance to run around the estate and explore the ancient woodlands after dark. Choose between the 3km Explorer and the 7km Adventurer routes and have fun at your own pace on the traffic free trails.

Bookable in advance at nationaltrust.org.uk/blickling

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- FAIR FOR FUNDS

LINGWOOD, MARCH 28

Spring Fair in the Village Hall in aid of St Peter's Church; refreshments, cake stall, tombolas, books, raffle, craft stalls and lots more.

2pm; free entry

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- DANCING PASTONS

SWAFFHAM, MARCH 29

Norwich Historical Dance, in association with Swaffham Arts, is performing a celebration in dance of the famous Norfolk dynasty, the Pastons, at the Assembly Rooms. The performance is, in part, based around the unusual 17th century painting, now in Norwich Castle Museum, known as the Paston Treasure.

3pm; members £9, non-members £12, accompanied children free norwichhistoricaldance.org.uk

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