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If you have an event which needs pub­li­cis­ing, send de­tails to Di­ary Dates, Let’s Talk mag­a­zine, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Nor­wich, Nor­folk, NR1 1RE, or email the in­for­ma­tion (and pic­tures in jpeg for­mat if pos­si­ble) to let­[email protected] archant.co.uk. Please sup­ply a tele­phone num­ber and, if ap­pli­ca­ble, an email ad­dress.

Get ready to rock on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 22 when Pot­ters Re­sort at Hop­ton hosts a Drinks In­clu­sive Christ­mas Party Night, fea­tur­ing Gary Mullen and The Works. Gary’s ca­reer, pay­ing tribute to the late great Fred­die Mer­cury of Queen, started in 2000 when his fam­ily ap­plied on his be­half to TV show Stars in their Eyes. Af­ter a jaw- drop­ping ren­di­tion of A Kind of Magic, Gary won the fi­nal, and has now toured all over the world.

Pot­ters also has a fab­u­lous Drinks In­clu­sive Fes­tive Soul and Mo­town One Night Break on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 27. Or why not treat the fam­ily to a break be­tween Christ­mas and New Year with a Two Night Betwix­mas Fam­ily Value Break on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 28? Pot­ters The­atre Com­pany will take to the stage each night, plus you can en­joy sports and ac­tiv­i­ties, all in­cluded in the break price.

Visit www.pot­ter­shol­i­days.com for more in­for­ma­tion or call 0333 3207497 to book. The Sweet Block­buster Glam Christ­mas Party - Cel­e­brat­ing 50 years.

The Sweet band is a na­tional trea­sure, Bri­tish at the core and a rock mu­sic phe­nom­ena that has taken every con­ti­nent by storm for more than four decades.

With the hits Block­buster, Ball Room Blitz, Fox On The Run and Love Is Like Oxy­gen, The Sweet be­came one of the big­gest bands of the 1970s. Link­ing through the past to the present is Andy Scott, whose de­ter­mi­na­tion to main­tain high stan­dards with the band’s mu­si­cal legacy and tour­ing is le­gendary. As part of the group’s Block­buster Christ­mas, The Sweet is ap­pear­ing at Bury St Ed­munds’ Apex The­atre on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 18 at 7pm. Tick­ets are avail­able from 08444 780 898 or go to www.thegig­car­tel.com/ Artists-pro­files/ The-Sweet. A taste of Ital­ian fes­tiv­i­ties comes to Nor­wich with Lost in Trans­la­tion Cir­cus’ spec­tac­u­lar The Baron in the Trees, in­spired by Italo Calvini’s 1957 novel of the same name.

It can be seen at The Oak Cir­cus Cen­tre from Thurs­day to Sun­day, De­cem­ber 13-16 at 6.30pm each day.

The fam­ily show will fea­ture as­ton­ish­ing per­for­mances from Lost in Trans­la­tion per­form­ers and friends. High fly­ing ae­rial stunts and amaz­ing ac­ro­bat­ics mix with slap­stick po­etry and jug­gling to cre­ate a show to thrill young and old alike. Live mu­sic will ac­com­pany each of the acts of this play­ful, ro­man­tic fa­ble, set in the 18th Cen­tury.

Tick­ets are avail­able from www.theoak­cir­cus­cen­tre.org

Nor­wich’s Voice Project Choir presents a Christ­mas con­cert on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 22 at the city’s St An­drews Hall.

Ti­tled ‘The Sky is Full of Light’ af­ter the song writ­ten for the choir by famed jazz mu­si­cian Bar­bara Thomp­son, the con­cert will fea­ture some of The Voice Project’s favourite pieces from the past decade along­side new sea­sonal songs es­pe­cially writ­ten for the event.

With in­no­va­tive vi­su­als by artist Sal Pittman and at­mo­spheric light­ing, the event will be a vis­ual as well as au­ral de­light.

Cre­ated by ex­pe­ri­enced singers and ed­u­ca­tors Sian Croose and Jonathan Baker, The Voice Project Choir is gen­uinely open to all. It’s a true com­mu­nity choir that ab­so­lutely any­one can join whether they have any ex­pe­ri­ence of singing and mu­sic or not - there are no au­di­tions and ev­ery­thing is taught by ear with no need to read mu­sic.

For tick­ets or more in­for­ma­tion, call 01603 628477.

St Mary’s Singers Christ­mas Con­cert is tak­ing place at St Mary the Vir­gin, The Street, Hemsby, Nor­folk, on De­cem­ber 19 and 20,

Doors open at 7pm and the con­cert will start at 7.30pm. Tick­ets at £ 6 are avail­able in ad­vance and the price in­cludes mulled wine and a mince pie.

The songs will be a mix­ture of choral and pop­u­lar Christ­mas songs with some sur­prises.

Both evenings will have spe­cial guests per­form­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion or tick­ets con­tact Donna on 07860 136099, Mau­reen on 01493 732493 or go to www. stmaryssinger­shemsby. webs.com The Nor­folk and Nor­wich Novi Sad As­so­ci­a­tion has an­nounced that the an­nual Paul Cross Memo­rial Con­cert will be held on Satur­day, Jan­uary 19, 2019 at 7.30 pm. at the As­sem­bly House, Nor­wich. The con­cert is held to pro­mote the twin­ning friend­ship be­tween Nor­wich and Novi Sad, and in mem­ory of a for­mer chair­man of the as­so­ci­a­tion, Paul Cross.

The Novi Sad pian­ist Alek­san­dar Djer­manovic will be re­turn­ing to Nor­wich to give a recital of clas­si­cal mu­sic with fel­low mu­si­cian from Novi Sad, Pe­tar Popovic on flute. The con­cert will in­clude works by J S Bach, Philippe

Gaubert,

Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Beethoven,

Liszt, Scri­abin and the Ser­bian com­poser I Ba­jic.

Tick­ets are avail­able from the The­atre Royal box of­fice on 01603 598688, priced £18 and stu­dents £7. Pro­ceeds from the con­cert go to sup­port an ed­u­ca­tional project at the Mi­lan Petro­vic School for chil­dren with spe­cial needs and dis­abil­i­ties in Nor­wich’s twin city of Novi Sad.

The year is 1793. Paris is gripped by the sans-cul­lottes. Heads are rolling, and noone is safe from the rov­ing finger of fate, the thumb of tyranny and the wrist of in­jus­tice. It’s time for the Com­mon Ground The­atre Com­pany to take the stage and present The Scar­let Pip­istrelle by Pat Why­mark and Ju­lian Har­ries.

There are plenty of chances to en­joy the pro­duc­tion, which will be tour­ing to:

Hark­stead Vil­lage Hall, De­cem­ber 13; The Seck­ford The­atre, Wood­bridge, De­cem­ber 14 and 15; The John Peel Cen­tre, Stow­mar­ket, De­cem­ber 17,

18 and 19 (tick­ets, 01449 774678 and john­peel­cen­tre.com); The Headgate The­atre, Colch­ester, De­cem­ber 20, 21 and 22 (tick­ets, 01206 366000 and www. headgateth­e­atre.co.uk); St Mary’s Hall, Wal­ton, Felixs­towe, De­cem­ber 27, 28 and 29; Ju­bilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Jan­uary 1, 2, 3, 4; The Corn Hall, Diss, Jan­uary 5 (tick­ets, 01379 652241 and www.corn­hall.co.uk), and New Wolsey The­atre Stu­dio, Ip­swich, Jan­uary 8-12 and 15-19 (tick­ets, 01473 295900 and wolseythe­atre.co.uk).

Com­mon Ground The­atre Co was founded in 2007 by Pat and Ju­lian to cre­ate new mu­sic the­atre, and has been tour­ing steadily since then, mainly within East An­glia, pro­duc­ing 18 new plays.

For de­tails and tick­ets (un­less stated other­wise) take a look at the web­site www.com­mon­groundtc.co.uk or call 07807 341364.

The Sweet, ap­pear­ing at the Apex The­atre, Bury St Ed­munds, on Dec 18, 2018.

Gary Mullen in his role as Fred­die Mer­cury of Queen, ap­pear­ing at Pot­ters Re­sort in De­cem­ber 2018.

Dick Main­war­ing and Ju­lian Har­ries in last year’s Christ­mas show from Com­mon Ground The­atre Com­pany.

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