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A View of the Pagodas at Deogur. After William Hodges.


5 Things to do this Week

What ISN'T on this week?

Cover image: A View of the Pagodas at Deogur - William Hodges. South Asia Collection Museum and Shop

Family Day: Shadow Gardens
Norwich Puppet Theatre
Saturday 18th August, 11am to 2:30pm

A day of shadowy fun, with Ripstop Shadow Theatre’s Susannah and the Sunflower followed by a shadow puppetry workshop, where you will create beautiful gardens from light and shade. In the workshop, families will work together making fun shadow puppets inspired by the show. A wonderful opportunity to spend some creative time together and a chance to extend the magic of puppetry beyond the show.

Tickets £15 per person or £55 for a family of four (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)
Ages 3+

Shadow Gardens Workshop
Shadow Gardens Workshop

Birds of Prey Display! & The Mighty Zulu Nation Theatre Troupe
Africa Alive
From Saturday 30th June to Sunday 9th September

Experience the sights and sounds of Africa, at this amazing wildlife Park near Lowestoft. The spectacular centrepiece of Africa Alive!, is the ‘Plains of Africa’- the perfect place to spot five species of African savannah animals, including the graceful giraffe and heavyweight rhinos. Over Summer, every day you can see the ‘Birds of Prey Display’ and learn all about these magnificent birds and their environment. You can also see The Mighty Zulu Nation Theatre Troupe, who are back by popular demand to get you dancing!

Africa Alive!
Africa Alive!

Singin' In The Rain - Norwich Playhouse
From Wednesday 22nd August to Sunday 26th August (times various)

Fancy going to a theatre show with 'splash zone' seats?

Triple award-winning theatre company, Sound Ideas return to Norwich Playhouse this August with seven performances of the splash-hit classic Singin’ In The Rain! 

The show tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies and some of its stars behind. This spectacular show is packed full of charm, romance, comedy and tinseltown glamour of one the world’s best loved movies and features all the songs from the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the classic – Singin’ in the Rain. 

Rows A & B are splash zone seats! (Ponchos are provided!)

Tickets: £18 - £22

Singin in the Rain
Singin in the Rain

Victorian Criminals on Trial - Norwich Castle
Wednesday 22nd August, 2pm – 3pm

Visit the historic courtroom at Norwich Castle, and watch a re-enactment of a real life trial from the 1800s, performed by Springboard East Theatre Company. Dramatic stuff.

Suitable for 12+ Re-enactment is included with museum admission but booking advised 01603 493625/495897

Adult: £9.50
Concession*: £9.00
Child (4-18): £8.10
Family with 1 adult: £25.00
Family with 2 adults: £33.40
*Concessions: over 65s, people with disabilities, students, adults receiving benefits

Museums Pass holders and children under 4 free. Visitors with disabilities may bring one companion in free.  

Victorian Criminals on Trial
Victorian Criminals on Trial

The South Asia Collection Museum and Shop

The South Asia Collection Museum and Shop is truly one of the most amazing spaces in the city. The building is a restored Victorian Skating rink, and is packed to the rafters with decorative arts and crafts from south and south east Asia.

There are several exhibitions on at the moment: 18th and 19th century Topographical Prints of India, Votive Plaques from Molela, a figurative display of traditions and beliefs in Burma and Indonesia, and Vernacular Furniture of Rajastan. Also in the building is an incredible shop selling rugs, textiles and decorative arts all from south east Asia, with a particular focus on India and Pakistan. It is a truly beautiful place, run by some of the nicest people you could meet in the city.

The South Asia Collection Museum and Shop
The South Asia Collection Museum and Shop

The Regrettes - OPEN Norwich
Tuesday 21st August - 7.30pm

Young Los Angeles band The Regrettes have built a devoted underground following for their riotous mix of pure punk energy, rambunctious rock 'n' roll and wide-reaching lyrical positivity.

Fronted by 17-year-old Lydia Night (vocals, guitar) and completed by Genessa Gariano (21, guitar) and Sage Chavis (20, bass) they've made an immediate impression on the L.A. music scene with their infectious and unapologetically honest pop songs. Since forming in 2015 they've toured extensively, sharing stages with the likes of Sleigh Bells, Cherry Glazerr, SWMRS and Kate Nash.

Join the band for this intimate warm-up show ahead of appearing on the main stage at Reading + Leeds Festivals.


The Regrettes
The Regrettes


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. Flights into Norwich served from Edinburgh, Manchester, Exeter, Aberdeen and Amsterdam, and seasonally from Guernsey and Jersey.

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