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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
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.