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The pick of Septem­ber’s fairs, fes­ti­vals and fun

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1st – 30th POP-UP SHOPS

Through­out Septem­ber, Burn­ham Deep­dale in­vites you to shop on the coast and not on the high street. Dale­gate Mar­ket will host a se­ries of ar­ti­sans and pro­duc­ers in their very own beach huts. Each week four dif­fer­ent shops will of­fer a range of food, drink, cloth­ing and col­lecta­bles as well as toys, arts, crafts and more. www.dale­gatemar­ket.co.uk

1st – 10th OPEN STU­DIO

In­ter­na­tional artist Shirley Carnt is open­ing her stu­dio at Coast­guard House in Thorn­ham, where she finds in­spi­ra­tion in the un­in­ter­rupted views of the sea, marsh and ever chang­ing sky. Open daily from 10am – 6pm, 01485 525717. www.shirl­ey­carn­tartist.com

2nd ALL’S FAIR

This tra­di­tional thresh­ing fair stems from a time when lo­cal farm­ers would re­ward vil­lagers who helped with the har­vest by host­ing a party. Forty years on, this one in Raven­ing­ham in­cludes ev­ery­thing from clas­sic ve­hi­cles and his­tor­i­cal re-en­act­ment to dance dis­plays, craft stalls and the all-im­por­tant beer tent. 11am – 11pm with mu­sic into the night. Adults £5, un­der 16s go free. www.rav­fair.co.uk

2nd NIGHT AT THE MU­SI­CALS

Rais­ing funds for EACH, mezzo so­prano Susie Turner and pi­anist An­nette Jude bring you an evening of mu­sic fea­tur­ing songs from many of the well-known and the not so well-known mu­si­cals. It will start at 7.30pm in St. David’s Church, Thorpe End. Tick­ets £10. 01603 300093

2nd – 3rd FOODIE FAVOURITES

Set in the grounds of his­toric Holkham Hall, this fes­ti­val cel­e­brates the won­der­ful food which is grown, reared, caught, made or sold in north Nor­folk. It will fea­ture the finest pro­duc­ers from across the area, and in­clude ev­ery­thing from loin of veni­son to real ale. There will also be plenty of tast­ings and sam­ples to tempt your taste buds. Free en­try, car park­ing £3. www.holkham.co.uk

4 – 16th 22ND NOR­WICH PRINT FAIR

The Nor­wich Print Fair re­turns, bring­ing to­gether the finest print­mak­ers from across Nor­folk and Suf­folk, and will show­case ev­ery­thing from linocuts and en­grav­ings to screen­prints, etch­ings and more. Sun­day, Septem­ber 10, will also play host to ‘Print­mak­ers in Ac­tion’ where var­i­ous artists will demon­strate the pro­cesses be­hind their work. Free and open daily. www.nor­wich­print­fair.co.uk

6th NA­TURE CON­VER­SA­TION

At Nor­wich Cas­tle David North from the Nor­folk Wildlife Trust will give a talk ex­plor­ing the county’s per­spec­tive on na­ture con­ser­va­tion. 2.30pm at Town Close Au­di­to­rium, Nor­wich Cas­tle. £3.50 for mem­bers, £4 for guests. Visit friend­soft­henor­wich­mu­se­ums.co.uk for more in­for­ma­tion

8th – 10th RECHARGE AND RELOAD

Reload Fes­ti­val re­turns for 2017 with a packed line-up fea­tur­ing per­for­mances from Soul II Soul, Billy Ocean and Mungo Jerry. Aside from the main acts, there is a lot more to ex­pe­ri­ence with craft stalls, a fun­fair and even a round of break­fast bingo. www.reload­fes­ti­val.co.uk

9th – 10th GREAT YAR­MOUTH MAR­ITIME FES­TI­VAL

Found on the his­toric South Quay, this fan­tas­tic free event has fun for all the fam­ily with tall ships, sea shanties and street the­atre as well as ex­hi­bi­tions, stalls and chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties. www.great-yar­mouth.co.uk

9th – 10th SAN­DRING­HAM GAME AND COUN­TRY FAIR

Now in its 12th year, this coun­try fair of­fers a whole host of sports and ac­tiv­i­ties to take part in, as well as plenty of places to shop in style. Open from 10am – 6pm daily. Adults £14, over 65’s £13, chil­dren £4. www.liv­ingher­itageevents.co.uk

10th DOG DAY

Fairhaven Wood­land and Wa­ter Gar­den hosts fun for four­legged friends on its an­nual dog day, with a host of games and agility demon­stra­tions, doggy stalls and even a fun dog show. The event is to raise money for lo­cal an­i­mal char­i­ties. Adults: £2, child £1. Dogs go free. www.fairhaven­gar­den.co.uk

10th SCREEN ON SEA

En­joy this fas­ci­nat­ing glimpse into the sea­side his­tory of King’s Lynn with a pop-up cinema show­ing archive films from the UEA’s East Anglian Film Archive. www.britain­on­film­screen­ings.org.uk

10th VIN­TAGE DAY

Wymondham cel­e­brates the past with a day ded­i­cated to all things vin­tage, fea­tur­ing clas­sic cars, vin­tage bus rides and live jazz. wymond­hamv­in­tage­day@gmail.com

13th JANE AUSTEN AT HOME

This one-woman show at Holkham Hall will mark the 200th an­niver­sary of Jane Austen’s death and cel­e­brate the va­ri­ety and wit of her writ­ings. Through ex­tracts from her mem­oirs, let­ters, nov­els and po­etry, you will be trans­ported back to the 19th cen­tury and to what life was like in a coun­try house. 7-8pm, tick­ets are £18 and in­clude a glass of wine. www.holkham.co.uk

14th – 17th NOIRWICH

Now in its fourth year, this an­nual cel­e­bra­tion brings to­gether su­per­star crime au­thors, ex­cit­ing new tal­ent and fans of all things crime fic­tion. Across the four day event, there will be dis­cus­sion and de­bate with big names such as Val McDer­mid, Martina Cole and An­thony Horowitz. The UEA will also be hold­ing a se­ries of prac­ti­cal, hands-on cre­ative work­shops where you can even start writ­ing your own. www.noirwich.co.uk

15th – 16th SUM­MER NIGHTS

Bring a blan­ket, pack a pic­nic and in­vite your friends along to en­joy the screen un­der the stars at Blick­ling Es­tate’s an­nual film fes­ti­val, with show­ings of Ghost and Blues Broth­ers. Tick­ets are £13 and book­ing is es­sen­tial. 01332 290606

16th GREAT BRI­TISH BEACH CLEAN

Blak­eney Point is as fa­mous for its long stretches of beach as it is for the young seal pups born there, but each year the shore also be­comes home to a lot of rub­bish and waste. To help, the Na­tional Trust are invit­ing you to help with the big clean. Bags and lit­ter pick­ers are pro­vided, but warm cloth­ing, sturdy footwear and gar­den­ing gloves are ad­vised. 10am – 3pm. 01263 740241

16th GIN HITS THE BIG TIME

Cel­e­brate a hun­dred brands of pre­mium gin at the his­toric Bank­ing Hall in Nor­wich. With a seven piece swing band, a cock­tail bar and a se­ries of tast­ing ses­sions, why not try a few new tip­ples? An af­ter­noon ses­sion runs from 12.30pm – 5pm, and an evening ses­sion from 6.30pm – 11pm. Tick­ets can be bought on­line. www.big­time­gin.co.uk

16th MU­SIC TO YOUR EARS

Nor­wich-based Academy of St Thomas will re­turn to St An­drew’s Church, Hing­ham, with yet another show­case of young mu­si­cal tal­ent. Former Nor­wich School pupil, Fin­lay McEwan, is now a stu­dent at the pres­ti­gious Guild­hall School of Mu­sic and will be per­form­ing Glazunov’s ro­man­tic sax­o­phone con­certo. Call 01603 626414 to book tick­ets

Above: Great Yar­mouth’s Mar­itime Fes­ti­val

Be­low: Holkham Hall will lead the cel­e­bra­tions of north Nor­folk Food and Drink

Top: Blak­eney Na­tional Na­ture Re­serve on the north Nor­folk coast­line

Be­low right: Cock­tail mak­ing

Be­low: Val McDer­mid and An­thony Horowitz will ap­pear at Noirwich

Above: Fin­lay McEwen ap­pears at Hing­ham Church

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