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5-ish things to do this week


Into mid-Febraury, and we don't know whether to get outside in the brisk winter sunshine, or cosy inside!



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Sort of. You've got a few days left to make the most of some of the special family events going on around Norwich, put on especially for Half Term. 

If you fancy heading into the wild outdoors, you can head to Holkham for their Natural Treasures Craft workshop, Fairhaven Garden to design a den, make a wish at the award-winning BeWILDerwood, or visit the beautiful Raveningham Gardens to see the snowdrops (read all about them here!). Also, don't forget that kids go free on Broads Tours for half term!

Inside, head to Norwich Castle for a special day of Kings, Queens and Dirty Rascals, or tomorrow (Thursday 15th) make your very own hero or villain at Norwich Puppet Theatre!



Laughing Mirror present 'Wingman'
Maddermarket Theatre, until Friday 16th, various times

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Cupis is the God of Attraction, but when it comes to finding romance in his own life, he’s constantly shooting himself in the foot. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, could love at first flight be just around the corner? 

Following on from Edinburgh Fringe 2017 sell-out show ‘Guy Fawkes It Up!’, Laughing Mirror present ‘Wingman’ by Chad Porter, a brand new comedy about dating, Dionysus and dairy-free desserts.

Tickets: £6, ages 11+



Revealing Munnings: rediscovered drawings from the NUA archives
East Gallery NUA, until the 17th of Feb

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East Gallery NUA is to exhibit drawings by of of Norwich University of the Arts' most renowned alumni, Sir Alfred Munnings.

The fourteen drawings are on public display for the first time, after being uncovered in the University archive. They demonstrate Munnings’ emerging expertise as a draughtsman and his aptitude for capturing human and animal form while he was a student at the Norwich School of Art, now NUA. The drawings are in urgent need of conservation, so the University has launched a public appeal for help to raise the funds necessary to preserve these extraordinary works for future generations.

Admission FREE



Sarah Hall - UEA Spring Literary Festival
Wednesday 21st of February, 6.30pm, UEA - Lecture Theatre 1

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Sarah Hall is the prize-winning author of five novels - Haweswater, The Electric Michelangelo, The Carhullan Army, How to Paint a Dead Man and The Wolf Border - as well as The Beautiful Indifference, a collection of short stories, which won the Portico Prize and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Twice nominated for the Man Booker Prize, she won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2013 for Mrs Fox, the opening story in her latest collection, Madame Zero.

Info from: Tickets £9 standard, £5 for students



The Great British Beer Festival Winter
The Halls, Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th February

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From Tuesday the 20th to Saturday the 24th of February 2018, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) will be taking over the magnificent Halls in Norwich with an enormous variety of light, ruby, and dark real ales, foreign beers, ciders and perries.

Once inside (and out the cold), you’ll find yourself inside a cavernous Medieval Hall, temporarily installed with hundreds of local and far-flung ales for you to choose from. The atmosphere is relaxed and electric, and everyone is friends – so it’s easy to take your time, try as many beers as you like and spend the day in the company of good food, good beer, and good people. It’s the ultimate winter warmer and ideal if you’re already missing the buzz of the festive season.

As well as all this, you’ll be able to catch live music, entertainment and food throughout the week, plus  local pubs in the area will also be hosting a number of fringe events during your stay, which include everything from meet the brewer evenings to quiz nights and live music.

See our website for opening times




Greater Anglia has Advance fares from £10 one way between London Liverpool Street and Norwich. Trains run every 30 minutes. Greater Anglia also serves Colchester, Ipswich and Diss on the Norwich line. Direct trains also run from Cambridge.

East Midlands Trains runs services from Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham.

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