So much to see and do in Norfolk this month including Bonfire Night
1st – 30th LIGHTENING THE DARKNESS
Visit Norwich Castle and take a look at some of Rembrandt’s lesser-known work in this rare exhibition of over 90 etchings. Free with admission price. www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/norwich-castle
1st - 30th THE RUSSIA SEASON
Visit the Sainsbury Centre for a chance to see more of Russia’s vast history in The Russia Season: Royal Fabergé and Radical Russia. £12/£10.50 concessions, www.scva.ac.uk
4th – 19th WOMEN AT WAR
Don’t miss this wonderful exhibition celebrating the remarkable effort made by Norfolk women during the First World War. With an immersive experience in the Forum’s gallery. and research carried out by a dedicated team of volunteers, it will explore the lives of women both on active service and fighting on the home front. 10am – 4pm www.theforumnorwich.co.uk
9th – 19th LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
The Norwich Film Festival returns for its 7th year, screening 100 excellent films and holding 24 events including industry talks and lively panel discussions. Event times vary. For more information, please visit www. norwichfilmfestival.co.uk
10th SHAKESPEARE VS MOLIÈRE
Table-top puppetry, live music and projection will come together in this imaginative, bilingual show about the migrant crisis. Classic texts are applied to the modern political climate, telling stories of decadence, social upheaval and love. 7.30pm, £9 per person. www.puppettheatre.co.uk
11th and 12th ART EXHIBITION
Pop along to North Runcton’s Village Meeting Place to see the local art group’s annual exhibition. With free parking, free admission and refreshments on hand, it’s an unmissable chance to buy original artwork and handcrafted toys. Saturday 10am – 4.30pm, Sunday 11am – 3.30pm North Runcton
11th NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS
Listen to some of your favourite medleys and songs from the world of musical theatre, as Reprise choir perform at St Nicholas Church in Dereham. Tickets are £10 and include refreshments. Concert begins at 7.15pm. To book tickets online, email celiaabarker@waitrose. com or call 01362 850538.
12th WE MUST REMEMBER THEM
Norwich will pay its respects to British and Commonwealth servicemen and women in this annual service. Wreath-laying will take place at 10.40am, followed by the Veteran and Armed Forces Parade at 11.05am. Norwich Cathedral will host a further service at 11.40am. There will be many other acts of remembrance at memorials across the county.
18th STRINGS ATTACHED
Masuda String Puppeteers will showcase their mastery of the marionette in this rare and intricate performance at
Norwich Puppet Theatre. A family performance will take place at 2.30pm, with another showing for those aged 12+ at 7.30pm. £9 per ticket. www.puppettheatre.co.uk
18th DANCE THE DAY AWAY
Put on your dancing shoes for this fantastic tea dance hosted by The Ragroof Players. This three hour participatory event will include genuine music from the 1920s – 1950s, vintage costumes, dance displays and the company’s trademark instant dance classes. Everyone is welcome and no partner is needed. Free entry which includes a cup of tea and a slice of cake. 2 – 5pm, The Drill House, Great Yarmouth
18th - 30th FROM SATIRE TO CERAMICS
This exhibition opening at the Sainsbury Centre will explore the extraordinary career of Roger Law, co-creator of Spitting Image and now a major ceramic artist working in China. £7/£6 concessions www.scva.ac.uk
20th FAIR’S FAIR
Attleborough and Wymondham NSPCC Committee will be hosting their autumn fair at New Buckenham Village Hall. From 10am – 2pm, you can enjoy a variety of stalls and get an early start on your Christmas shopping. Entry is £3 and includes coffee and biscuits.
23rd THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY
Learn more about the ‘real’ Downton Abbey in this illustrated talk from Holkham Hall’s Estate Director, David HortonFawkes. Taking place in the newly refurbished Warham Reading Room, it will include a supper of venison stew and apple crumble, sourced from the estate itself. Talk begins at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be booked in person or by calling 01328 710227. Cash or cheque only.
24th A CRACKER OF A QUESTION
Back for its sixth year, the Nelson’s Journey Christmas Quiz returns to OPEN for an evening of festive fun. Come in a team of 10 or meet new people as Nelson’s Journey pair you up with a new team. With questions for all abilities and The Grosvenor Fish Bar on hand to stave off your hunger, there’s only one other thing to remember - your Christmas jumper! Tickets are £25 each, boxoffice@ opennorwich.org.uk
25th REDESIGNING RENAISSANCE
Drop-in to this free event at the Forum in Norwich to see how Renaissance books still inspire contemporary designers today. As part of UEA’s Unlocking the
Archive, 15 designers will showcase their work, and there will also be the opportunity to handle genuine texts. www.beinghumanfestival.org
25th FREE SPIRIT
Artist David Dane’s new exhibition The Free Spirit will consist of a new selection of original oil paintings and a carefully selected collection of giclée prints. It is his second show at The Boathouse’on the edge of Ormesby Broad. David’s ethereal paintings and interpretations of Broadland scenes have become worldwide bestsellers. The exhibition continues until Sunday December 3, open between 11am and 4pm. Admission free.
25th WINTER CELEBRATION
Make natural lanterns at this afternoon celebration at Whitlingham Country Park and then use them to guide you around for a twilight walk. £5 per adult, £4 for children, £15 for a family of four. Booking is essential on 01603 756094/01603 610734.
26th DEER RAMBLE
Come along to Heigham Holmes and look into the private world of Red and Chinese Water Deer as well as spotting other wildlife along the way. Adults £9, children £4.50. 2 – 4pm, 0344 249 1895
Enjoy an evening at Holkham Hall and discover more about the real Downton Abbey
Norwich Puppet Theatre hosts a rare performance from Japan
Women at War exhibition at the Forum, Norwich
Shakespeare versus Moliere at Norwich Puppet Theatre
Norwich will remember the fallen
Deer in the Mist by David Dane