Cal­en­dar

May 2018

Norfolk - - What's On -

2ND TO 16TH LOVE LIT­ER­A­TURE For 25 years, the spring lit­er­ary fes­ti­val has wel­comed some of the world’s finest writ­ers and thinkers to the UEA – and this year is no dif­fer­ent. Don’t miss three great fe­male writ­ers - Madeline Miller, on May 2, Christine Wat­son, on May 9, and Emma Healey, on May 16.

Tick­ets £9 adults/£5 stu­dents. 7pm – 8pm, in Lec­ture The­atre 1, fol­lowed by a sign­ing. www.uea.ac.uk/lit­fest 2ND – 17TH NA­TURE Pen­sthorpe Nat­u­ral Park has launched a se­ries of events for na­ture lovers and wildlife en­thu­si­asts of all ages to com­mem­o­rate its 30th an­niver­sary.

From ex­pert guided walks and tu­tored bird iden­ti­fi­ca­tion to tours of the re­serve at sun­rise and sun­set, the aim is to lift the lid on the won­ders of nat­u­ral world in the Wen­sum Val­ley. For a pro­gramme of events, see pen­sthorpe.com 5TH BOR­DER TALES Award win­ning dance com­pany Pro­tein, brings Bor­der Tales to the Nor­wich Play­house - a satir­i­cal and poignant look at mul­ti­cul­tural life in Bri­tain. Con­ceived and Di­rected by Luca Sil­vestrini, the stage show com­bines the performers’ own ex­pe­ri­ences, fus­ing speech and dance in a funny and all-toofa­mil­iar look at stereo­types and clichés. 7.30pm, tick­ets £14. nor­wich­play­house.co.uk 5TH AHOY! The fifth Horn­ing Boat Show fea­tures more than 100 ex­hibitors, show­cas­ing lux­ury cruis­ers, sail­ing boats, yachts, launches and all things marine re­lated.

The char­ity event also fea­tures fash­ions shows, a food and drink court, clas­sic cars and fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment on the river­side and around the vil­lage. 10am to 5pm. Free en­try. Park­ing free at BeWilder­wood with a shut­tle bus to the show. horn­ing­boat­show.co.uk 6TH FAM­ILY DOG SHOW The Chet car­ni­val and com­mu­nity group is run­ning a Fun Dog show be­tween 11.30am and 5.30pm at the Ju­bilee hall play­ing fields in Lod­don to raise funds for the Scare­crow fes­ti­val and car­ni­val on June 16. En­try forms for your dog are avail­able from Rosy Lee’s tea rooms in Lod­don and you can find out more about the event by calling 01508 766585 or e mail­ing [email protected] 10TH AND 11TH REV ‘EM UP If you love clas­sic ve­hi­cles and

su­per­cars of all vin­tages and styles, head to The Hoste in Burn­ham Mar­ket. The event is al­ways a real spec­ta­cle, last year more than 40 ve­hi­cles worth more than £15m were on show at the rally with own­ers happy to chat and show off their fab­u­lous cars. the­hoste.com 12TH CHAR­ITY MU­SIC Grace Jude con­certs present Mu­sic in May at St. David’s Church, Thorpe End in aid of The Lym­phoma As­so­ci­a­tion and The Church in The Plum­steads. They will per­form a va­ri­ety of mu­sic and song from Finzi, Reid and Burgmuller to Gersh­win and Cole Porter. 7.30pm, tick­ets £10 (in­clud­ing re­fresh­ments). Tick­ets 01508 492308/01603 300093 or on the door. 12TH AND 13TH DINO-MITE ADVENTURE If your kids love di­nosaurs – don’t miss this ex­cit­ing in­ter­ac­tive show at King’s Lynn Corn Ex­change fea­tur­ing an as­ton­ish­ing cast of re­mark­ably life like pre­his­toric crea­tures. Di­nosaur World will lead young ex­plor­ers on ad­ven­tures to un­charted ter­ri­to­ries. 11am and 2pm daily. Tick­ets £10 - £14. kingslyn­ncornex­change.co.uk, 01553 764864. 19TH - 20TH CROMER CRAB AND LOB­STER FES­TI­VAL This is a lively week­end cel­e­bra­tion; now in it’s 9th year it has be­come a ma­jor fix­ture on the Cromer cal­en­dar draw­ing many thou­sands of vis­i­tors to the town in a feast of fun, food, art, her­itage and en­ter­tain­ment cel­e­brat­ing lo­cal links with the sea. There is a new fringe event on May 19: a gar­den­ing fes­ti­val in North Lodge Park in Cromer. Dur­ing the day there will be garden-themed events for all from ex­pe­ri­enced to young gardeners, with a range of re­lated stalls sell­ing a range of plants and other prod­ucts for the garden. For more in­for­ma­tion email [email protected] org.uk or visit the web­site at northlodge­park.org.uk. 19TH PO­LIT­I­CAL HIS­TORY Spark your pas­sion for his­tory at the UEA’s Po­lit­i­cal Ac­tivism in the Past event at The Fo­rum in Nor­wich. A pro­gramme of in­vig­o­rat­ing and thought­pro­vok­ing lec­tures from worl­drenowned aca­demics will look at the im­pact of po­lit­i­cal ac­tivism from the me­dieval pe­riod on­wards. All wel­come, free en­try. 9.45am5pm. uea.ac.uk/his­tory/newsand-events 19TH MIL­I­TARY MAGIC To celebrate both the cen­te­nary of the birth of the Royal Air Force and 100 years since the open­ing of the for­mer RAF sta­tion at Bir­cham New­ton, a spe­cial Vet­er­ans’ Day will bring to­gether all the for­mer ser­vice­men who served or trained at the fly­ing sta­tion over the years, along with their fam­i­lies. The RAF Her­itage Cen­tre at Bir­cham New­ton will be open for guided tours, il­lus­trated talks and ex­hi­bi­tions, with mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles and large-scale model air­craft on dis­play. Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able and a short fly­past is planned. From 1pm, en­trance and car park­ing free. www.raf­b­nmp.org 20TH BULLS­EYE! If you love your ar­rows – don’t miss the clas­sic darts break at Pot­ters Re­sort, Hop­ton. Darts’ stars Keith Deller, Steve Brown, Colin Lloyd and 16 time world cham­pion Phil ‘The Power’ Tay­lor bring all the show­man­ship,

razzmatazz and anec­dotes from the pro­fes­sional darts tour to the east coast.

£139 per per­son, includes one nights ac­com­mo­da­tion, din­ner with se­lected wines, mid­night dish, break­fast and en­ter­tain­ment. pot­ter­shol­i­days.com 22ND TO 26TH ‘ALLO ‘ALLO The Sher­ing­ham Lit­tle The­atre Drama So­ci­ety makes its de­but with clas­sic wartime com­edy ‘Allo ‘Allo. The per­for­mances from the new the­atre group will raise money to fund im­prove­ments at the pop­u­lar sea­side venue. Tick­ets £12, un­der 16s £8. 01263 822347 or sher­ing­ham­lit­tlethe­atre.com 23RD BOOKS Join crime writer Harry Brett at Jar­rold for the launch of his new book Red Hot Front. You might recog­nise Harry as Henry Sut­ton, an es­tab­lished writer in his own right and di­rec­tor of the MA in Cre­ative Writ­ing (Crime Fic­tion) at UEA. 6pm. Tick­ets £5, in­clud­ing a glass of wine. Jar­rold.co.uk 24TH AN­TIQUES ROAD­SHOW Do you have an old fam­ily heir­loom you long to learn more about? Now is your chance. BBC One’s An­tiques Road­show is head­ing to Cromer Pier for its lat­est se­ries and any­one is wel­come to have their an­tique looked at by its team of experts. You might have to queue, but it will be worth the wait – you might even get on the tele­vi­sion. 9.30am – 4.30pm. bbc.co.uk/ pro­grammes or cromer­pier. co.uk 26TH RAIN­BOW GAR­DENS Mem­bers of the LGBT com­mu­nity and their friends and fam­ily are in­vited to the Stody Big Gay Out, to ex­plore the stun­ning gar­dens and wood­land and dis­cover a few sur­prises along the way. The event at Stody Lodge Gar­dens, near Bris­ton, has been or­gan­ised in as­so­ci­a­tion with Nor­wich Pride, who will be serv­ing de­li­cious rain­bow cakes on the day. The pro­ceeds of the event will go to Nor­wich’s 10th an­niver­sary Pride event on July 28.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come; £6, chil­dren un­der 12 free. stody­lodge­gar­dens.co.uk. 26TH GAR­DENER’S DE­LIGHT Plant Lovers’ Day at Creake Abbey brings to­gether spe­cial­ist plant and tree nurs­eries from across the re­gion show­cas­ing ev­ery­thing from peren­ni­als, shrubs and climbers to veg­eta­bles, ex­otics and un­usual fruit­ing and nut trees, pro­duc­ing ev­ery­thing from olives, wal­nuts and al­monds to dam­son, cherry, fig, mul­berry and Mirabelle. Creake Abbey’s café and shops will also be open. Now in its 11th year, it has raised thou­sands of pounds for Wells Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal Trust. En­trance, £4 adults, un­der 16s free. 10am – 4pm. creake­abbey. co.uk 27TH AND 28TH OPEN GARDEN Ders­ing­ham’s gardeners and artists are join­ing forces for the vil­lage’s an­nual Open Gar­dens and Art Trail. Ex­plore show gar­dens, pop into art stu­dios and chat to artists and sam­ple lunch and cream tea in St Ni­cholas Church. The fundrais­ing event opens each day from 11am to 5pm. £4 in ad­vance, £5 on the day, un­der 16s free. der­s­ing­hamopen­gar­dens.co.uk/ der­s­ing­hamart­trail.org 27TH AND 28TH HOVETON COUNTY FAIR From fal­conry, archery, clay pi­geon shoot­ing and sol­dier re-en­act­ment dis­plays to story telling, vin­tage games, arts and crafts and a fun dog show – the an­nual Coun­try Fair at Hoveton Hall Gar­dens has some­thing for the whole fam­ily to en­joy. £7.50 adults, £4 un­der 16s (un­der 4s free). hov­e­ton­hallestate.co.uk. 28TH MOODY MU­SIC Singer song­writer Justin Hay­ward brings his ‘In Con­cert’ tour to Nor­wich, per­form­ing solo hits, such as world­wide smash

For­ever Au­tumn, and a col­lec­tion of songs from his time with the Moody Blues. The driv­ing force be­hind the leg­endary band, he penned clas­sics such as Nights in White Satin and Your Wildest Dreams. Nor­wich The­atre Royal, tick­ets £38.50, the­atreroy­al­nor­wich.co.uk

A Black-winged Stilt at Pen­sthorpe Na­ture Re­serve ABOVE:

The wherry Hathor on the Nor­folk Broads RIGHT:

ABOVE: The Hoste clas­sic cars rally.

The gar­dens at Stody Lodge in full bloom ABOVE:

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