Au­gust 2017

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From ru­ral shows to art, what’s on in Au­gust


Ten Nor­folk artists will be show­cas­ing their work at Wy­mond­ham Arts Cen­tre in an ex­hi­bi­tion called ‘Some­thing for Ev­ery­one’. The clue’s in the name – hope­fully you’ll find some­thing pleas­ing to your eye. Tues­day to Satur­day open 10am to 5pm, Sun­day open 12noon to 5pm Ad­mis­sion is free www.wymond­


Nor­wich 20 Group mem­ber Ge­of­fery Lefever is hold­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion of ab­stract art called ‘Ash on an Old Man’s Sleeve’ at The Hostry, Nor­wich Cathe­dral through­out Au­gust.­of­fer­ www.cather­

4th-13th WASH WEEK

Wash Week is a se­ries of events around the Wash and north Nor­folk coast which in­cludes fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties, guided walks, boat trips, in­for­ma­tive talks in his­toric places around coastal Nor­folk and Lin­colnshire and much more. Im­merse your­self in this ex­tra­or­di­nary part of the Great Bri­tish coast­line. www.nor­folk­coas­


Join in at Fairhaven Wood­land and Wa­ter Gar­den, South Wal­sham, for a fun fam­ily event with ‘Bugs­birds­beasts’. Spend the day search­ing for all the creepy crawlies that love to make this beau­ti­ful place their home. Gar­den en­try: adult £6.75, con­ces­sions £6.15, chil­dren over 5 £3.85. bug hunt ad­di­tional £2 per child. www.fairhaven­gar­


One of the old­est one-day agri­cul­tural shows in the coun­try, Way­land is a great day out for all the fam­ily. The wellat­tended live­stock com­pe­ti­tions, which have in­creased in size ev­ery year, are aways pop­u­lar, while the eques­trian-minded can ad­mire ev­ery­thing from minia­ture ponies to shire horses There are plenty of food out­lets around the show­ground, a new fam­ily fun dog show, vin­tage trac­tors and clas­sic cars. Well­be­haved dogs are wel­come but must be kept on leads. www.way­land­


Renowned pas­tel artist John Patchett is at The Fo­rum, Nor­wich, for ‘Drawn by the Light’, a show of his ac­claimed work. His pas­tel paint­ings cover a wide range of sub­ject mat­ter, in­clud­ing East Anglian and French land­scapes, cityscapes, Broad­land scenes, gar­dens, sun-lit mar­kets, street cafes, marine and coastal lo­ca­tions. Ad­mis­sion free.


EastCoastArtz Sum­mer ex­hi­bi­tion will be tak­ing place at St Mar­garet’s church, Thorpe Mar­ket. Fea­tur­ing nine lo­cal artists, re­fresh­ments will be avail­able through­out the event, open 10am to 5pm. Free en­try and park­ing. www.dio­ce­se­ofnor­


The peo­ple of Great Bir­cham are stag­ing a French Fair to help raise funds to re­pair their lo­cal church, which has be­come rid­dled with dry rot. The church and sur­round­ing area will be trans­formed into a bustling French mar­ket, with food and drink stalls, ac­tiv­i­ties for the chil­dren, and mu­si­cal per­for­mances, along side a range of other stalls. Open 11am to 4pm, ad­mis­sion and park­ing is free. For de­tails 01485 576134


Take a trip to the Mu­seum of the Broads in Stal­ham this month and you may come across some rather un­usual char­ac­ters as Vik­ings Day takes over the mu­seum. Visi­tors are in­vited to dress up in cos­tumes to em­u­late the Vik­ings liv­ing in the area in the 9th cen­tury. There will be plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties and fun for all the fam­ily in­clud­ing dis­cov­er­ing bat­tle dress, shields and weaponry and you can ride on the steam boat Fal­con for a unique river trip (£3.50 and £2.50).­se­u­mofthe­


Pro­fes­sional the­atre com­pany Rain or Shine, hailed by The Stage as ‘one of the best com­pa­nies tour­ing open air the­atre’ are set to de­light fam­ily au­di­ences this sum­mer with their pro­duc­tion of Shake­speare’s hi­lar­i­ous cross-dress­ing com­edy Twelfth

Night at Man­ning­ton Gar­dens, near Sax­thorpe. Au­di­ences are re­quested to bring low­backed seat­ing or rugs to max­imise their en­joy­ment of the al fresco per­for­mance. Per­for­mance be­gins at 7pm, Tick­ets from Man­ning­ton Hall 01263 584175, or from Rain or Shine 0330 660 0541 or on­line from www.rain­or­


The UK’s only tour­ing tribute fes­ti­val is back and cel­e­brat­ing its 11th year this sum­mer, in­clud­ing an event in Thet­ford. The party starts at Melford Com­mon from mid­day, with three world-class tribute acts and five lo­cal sup­port bands pro­vid­ing the warm-up to get you in the party mood. Tick­ets avail­able on­line www.fake­fes­ti­


This cel­e­bra­tion of beau­ti­ful Nor­folk, at the gor­geous Wolterton Hall and park, will be a fun-filled fam­ily day out in­clud­ing lots of de­li­cious ar­ti­san Nor­folk food and drink, a Wood­forde’s beer tent, vin­tage-themed tea tent from the The Nor­folk Tea Stop, great live mu­sic, beau­ti­ful lo­cal arts, crafts and ar­ti­san mak­ers, coun­try-fo­cused lo­cal busi­nesses and plenty of fun ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren, in­clud­ing min­i­mon­sters, scare­crow fancy dress com­pe­ti­tion, with great prizes, Splat the Rat and much more. En­try is free for CPRE me­me­bers, un­der 18s and any­one ar­riv­ing in a clas­sic car. Oth­ers pay £2.50. Event is open 10am to 4pm.



Wells Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal Trust is a char­ity that pro­vides a wide range of flex­i­ble and in­te­grated health and well­be­ing ser­vices for the com­mu­nity. It will be hold­ing a dog show and fam­ily fun day at Creake Abbey to raise funds for the trust. There are lots of fun classes for your dog to en­ter to­gether with a huge ar­ray of chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties as well as var­i­ous craft stalls and trade stands, plus all the fa­cil­i­ties at Creake Abbey in­clud­ing shops, food hall and café. Gates open 10am for reg­is­tra­tion. En­try £4 per per­son (un­der 12s go free) and free car park­ing avail­able.



Folk and early mu­sic duo Chanter’s Jigge will be in the gar­den at The Blick­ling Es­tate from 1-3pm. Get your feet tap­ping with songs, ayres, jigs and jol­lies from around Europe and across the cen­turies, played and sung with an­cient, tra­di­tional and mod­ern in­stru­ments. www.chanter­



With their first ex­hi­bi­tion at the beau­ti­ful venue of Blick­ling Hall, the group Art Nor­folk 17 will be ex­hibit­ing the work of nine lo­cal artists, who have come to­gether to of­fer a wide va­ri­ety of paint­ings, draw­ings, col­lages, glass work and sculp­ture. Open 10am to 5.30pm Book­ing is not nec­es­sary al­though en­try to the house will be re­quired.


Mid Nor­folk Singers, win­ners of the in­au­gu­ral Great Bri­tish Prom Choir Com­pe­ti­tion, will join the star-packed line up at Blick­ling Es­tate this sum­mer and per­form Jerusalem live in front of thou­sands of clas­si­cal con­cert go­ers at the Great Bri­tish Prom on Au­gust 12. Based in Dere­ham, The Mid-Nor­folk Singers were es­tab­lished in 1946 as an ed­u­ca­tional evening class. Jane Fan­non, chair of the singers, said: “We feel hon­oured and ex­cited to be sing­ing at this splen­did event!” They join Only Men Aloud, con­duc­tor An­thony Inglis, so­prano Annette Wardell and the Na­tional Sym­phony Or­ches­tra for the big night. Mean­while tick­ets for the Clas­sic Ibiza event, fea­tur­ing The Ur­ban Soul Or­ches­tra, con­ducted by Stephen Hussey, with DJ Goldie­rocks and vo­cal­ists Max Barnes-Davy, Jina Bur­rows and Roo Sav­ill, which is on the night be­fore, are sell­ing out fast. www.greatbri­tish­ www.clas­si­ 01630 674342



Tak­ing place at Bran­caster Staithe and Deep­dale Vil­lage Hall this month is a solo ex­hi­bi­tion by lo­cal artist Jill Ilett, fea­tur­ing land­scapes and still life paint­ings. Open from 10am to 5pm, ad­mis­sion is free. Con­tact 01485 545798 for more de­tails



Should­ham Church is hold­ing a flower fes­ti­val over the bank hol­i­day week­end, with re­fresh­ments, raf­fles, and bric-a-brac stalls. All prof­its will go to­wards church funds.



Caister Art Group is hold­ing its an­nual art ex­hi­bi­tion on Au­gust bank hol­i­day at Caister Holy Trin­ity Church. The group shares the day with the church’s sum­mer fete. Art group mem­bers are do­nat­ing prizes for the tombola with all pro­ceeds go­ing to church funds. The Prim­rose Shield themes this year are ‘Scenes of Flat­ford Mill’ and ‘Peo­ple Watch­ing’ which were cho­sen by last year’s win­ners. The pub­lic vote through­out the day for their favourite paint­ing from this sep­a­rate ex­hi­bi­tion and the win­ner is an­nounced at the next group meet­ing.



The Ayl­sham Show has been en­ter­tain­ing visi­tors for over 70 years with a tra­di­tional event on Au­gust Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day. Visi­tors will find some­thing for all tastes, from an­i­mal ex­hibitors and com­pe­ti­tions to won­der­ful dis­plays in the main ring. Sideshows such as clas­sic cars, the start­ing han­dle club (for clas­sic en­gines) and many more of­fer much to keep visi­tors en­ter­tained. www.theayl­

Above: The Fal­con steam boat at the Mu­seum of the Broads

Be­low: The gor­geous Wolterton Hall and Park

Right: Dap­pled Shad­ows – Nor­wich Mar­ket. John Patchett is at The Fo­rum for ‘Drawn by the Light’, a show of his ac­claimed work

Be­low: An av­o­cet walk­ing along the shore on Snet­tisham beach

Above: Ge­of­frey Lefever in his stu­dio

Above: Mid-Nor­folk Singers

Right: art­work by lo­cal artist Jill Ilett

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