Oc­to­ber 2017

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Our se­lec­tion of Nor­folk’s best au­tumn events


Join the Iceni choir at St Mary’s Church in Els­ing for an af­ter­noon tea to re­mem­ber. An hour of mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment, in­clud­ing works by Rut­ter, Men­delssohn and Mozart, will be fol­lowed by tea and cake. Pro­ceeds go to­wards church funds. Be­gins at 4pm, and tick­ets are £10. 01362 637877


David Es­sex will en­joy a the­atri­cal

One Night Break at Pot­ters Re­sort in Hop­ton-on-Sea, joined by his ac­com­plished band. Tick­ets will also in­clude danc­ing and mu­sic in the ter­race bar, a five-course din­ner and a night’s stay at the re­sort. Tick­ets are £149 www.pot­ter­shol­i­

1st – 15th ART FES­TI­VAL

Lo­cal artists will be hang­ing their work in the lifeboat shed at Cais­ter Lifeboat Sta­tion, with ex­hibits that draw in­spi­ra­tion from the beau­ti­ful coast­line. With a res­i­dent artist at work through­out the fes­ti­val, you could even com­mis­sion your own piece of work. For var­i­ous dates be­tween 1 – 15 Oc­to­ber, please check with Cais­ter Lifeboat Sta­tion. 01493 722001


Spend the day at Gressen­hall Farm and Work­house with bas­ket­maker Sue Kirk and cre­ate your own wil­low bird sculp­ture. Y ou will learn how to first build a frame and then how to weave us­ing in­ter­lac­ing lay­ers. Al­low your imag­i­na­tion to fly and give your cre­ation the per­sonal touch by adding de­tails such as wings, tails, feath­ers and beaks. Suit­able for be­gin­ners. 10am – 4.30pm, £45 per per­son. 01362 869251

4th and 11th RAMBLE AWAY

Join the head gar­dener of Fairhaven Wood­land and Water Gar­den for a guided tour of their beau­ti­ful au­tum­nal gar­dens. Af­ter­wards you can en­joy a cream tea in the grounds,. Starts at 2pm. Ad­mis­sion is £11.50 per per­son, and book­ing is ad­vis­able. 01603 270449.

4th – 29th CRAFTY NOR­FOLK

The Nor­folk Craft Guild will re­turn to the Loft ex­hi­bi­tion space at Blick­ling Es­tate for their au­tumn show. With lo­cal artists ex­hibit­ing ev­ery­thing from pottery, sculp­tures and tex­tiles to jewellery and stained glass, it is the per­fect place to find that ex­tra spe­cial gift.Free en­try, 10am – 5.30pm. 01263 738021


Work­ers in the city of Nor­wich are in­vited to a lunchtime Har­vest Fes­ti­val ser­vice start­ing at 1.05pm.

The ser­vice will be short ser­vice, around 40 min­utes long, fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments in­clud­ing food and fresh cof­fee and tea. Venue St An­drew’s Church (next to Cinema City) St An­drew’s Hill Nor­wich Ad­mis­sion and re­fresh­ments are free.


At this week­end event in Cley, the Nor­folk Wildlife Trust is en­cour­ag­ing you to be in­spired by the change of sea­sons. Ex­pe­ri­ence the sights, sounds and smells of au­tumn through a se­ries of events which in­clude the­atre, talks, mu­sic and a range of chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties. www.nor­folk­ cley-call­ing/au­tumn-colours


The Jonathan Wy­att Big Band will be com­ing to Gor­leston Pavil­ion The­atre for an evening of mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment and com­edy, fea­tur­ing spe­cial guest Olly Day. 7.30pm, tick­ets £16.50 01493 662832


Walpole St Peter’s Church will be host­ing a con­cert by Coro Stel­lante, a star-stud­ded, all fe­male choir whose mu­sic spans the cen­turies. Di­rected by Michael Kib­ble­white, and ac­com­pa­nied by the out­stand­ing pi­anist John By­ron, this prom­ises to be an evening to re­mem­ber. 6.30pm, Walpole St Peter’s Church Tick­ets cost £10 and can be bought on the door. 01553 810116 / 01553 849988


This one-day au­tumn fair will re­turn to Cathe­dral Close in Nor­wich, cel­e­brat­ing our county’s won­der­ful agri­cul­tural com­mu­nity. The Cathe­dral Clois­ters will be trans­formed into a farm­ers’ mar­ket with plenty of things for vis­i­tors to taste and buy and there will be vis­its from Jelly the Jer­sey Cow, goats, sheep and many more. With live en­ter­tain­ment and chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, this will be a fun, free event for all the fam­ily. 10am – 4pm,

11th 18th 25th LIT­ER­ARY GI­ANTS

The UEA’s Au­tumn Lit­er­ary Fes­ti­val is cel­e­brat­ing its 25th year, and through­out Oc­to­ber it hosts lit­er­ary greats such as Kazuo Ishig­uro, Re­becca Stott and Kamila Sham­sie. In­di­vid­ual tick­ets £8, sea­son tick­ets £48. 01603 592286 Visit­fest for more in­for­ma­tion.

14th A WEL­COME RE­TURN Lady Brack­nell’s Con­fine­ment

re­turns to North Nor­folk for one night only, with a pro­duc­tion by Chalk Reef Am­a­teur Pro­duc­tions. Re­flect­ing on the ex­tra­or­di­nary events in Os­car Wilde’s The

Im­por­tance Of Be­ing Earnest, this pan­tomime-style com­edy will pro­vide hi­lar­i­ous en­ter­tain­ment, both for fans of Wilde and new au­di­ences alike. 7pm, St.Mar­garet’s Church, Thorpe Mar­ket Tick­ets cost £7.50, in­clud­ing a re­fresh­ment, and ad­vance book­ing is rec­om­mended. Email info@thor­pe­mar­ket. for more de­tails


Pork­stock re­turns to the Nor­folk Show­ground for its an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of lo­cal pro­duce, all with a fo­cus on pork. By day it will be a fam­ily-friendly fes­ti­val and will in­clude cook­ery demon­stra­tions, mu­sic, ac­tiv­i­ties and games as well as lots of food and drink to taste and try. In the evening it will trans­form into a right old knees up, with live mu­sic from great lo­cal bands and DJs and a se­lec­tion of li­censed bars where you can sam­ple some of Nor­folk’s best bev­er­ages. The day­time fes­ti­val is free to at­tend, but the evening event is tick­eted only. £20 per per­son, plus book­ing fee. www.pork­

Above: A wil­low-weav­ing work­shop will be tak­ing place at Gressen­hall Farm and Work­house

Be­low: David Es­sex will be per­form­ing at Pot­ters Re­sort for one night only

Pork­stock 2017

Above: Kamila Sham­sie and Kazuo Ishig­uro will be speak­ing live at the UEA as part of its Au­tumn Lit­er­ary Fes­ti­val

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