Travel back in time this week - visit the Victorian era, or 1997...
Showtime from the Frontline
Norwich Playhouse, Thursday 8th Feb, 7.30pm
Mark Thomas’ latest production tells the story of his attempt to set up a comedy club in the Palestinian city of Jenin. Described as moving, funny, and relevant, Showtime from the frontline explores freedom of speech and expression, and of finding humour even in the darkest of places.
Performed by writer, comedian and campaigner Mark Thomas, and Faisal Abu Alhayjaa and Alaa Shehada, who have travelled from Palestine, this astounding show celebrates a multitude of voices.
OPEN, Saturday 10th of Feb, 9pm
If any of you ppl remember msn, bebo, or ever wrote lyrics from an Evanescence song on your school rucksack, then this is the night 4 u. PANIC! is a brand new nyt celebrating (or commiserating?) the 00's alt/emo scene. Enormous winged eyeliner encouraged.
Featuring headliner 'Fell Out Boy', write a sin not a tragedy on Saturday, by bringing yourself back to life to join the black parade. k?
Price: Earlybird £5 | Standard £7 + BOOKING FEE. This is an 18+ Event, please bring ID as proof of age.
A Celebration of Valentine's Eve
Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, Tuesday 13th of Feb, 6pm
Valentine's Eve is - as far as we know it - an evening of loving celebration that is completely unique to Norfolk. This year, Valentine's Eve at The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell will include a look at the history of chocolate, delicious chocolate tasting and a glimpse of Valentine’s traditions past with an appearance from the man himself, Jack Valentine. Find out more about this mysterious night, and get up close to objects that would have made the perfect gift, from beautiful Victorian Valentine’s cards to intricately designed perfume bottles.
Half the World Away
The Garage, Wednesday 14th of February, 7.30pm
It’s 1997. While the rest of the village is in a frenzy and the country is gripped by New Labour/ Diana/Teletubbies fever, our unlikely hero is spending her summer trapped behind the counter in Keith’s Country Stores. As she retreats into her imagination, creativity and the absurd collide in a tiny corner of a pre-mobilephone-world.
If you’ve ever felt stuck, had a very best friend or lived in the middle of nowhere, this one is for you.
Tickets: First 15 tickets £5 - thereafter £10/£8.50 concessions
Make a wish at the Bogglewish Bonfire!
Bewilderwood, half term week, 10am - 5pm
This half term at BelWILDerwood, come to the fire side with a pinecone you have found in the park, write a wish for someone you love, and send it into the flames through the wonderful whirly-gig! The Twiggles will listen to your wishes from their treehouses as the smoke swirls by... and might just make them come true. Every day of half term BeWILDerwood have loads for you to do: make your very own Wish Whirler in the Big Hat, visit the Face Painting Pavilion, and meet the characters of BeWILDerwood on the storytelling stage! A wonderful way to while away hours of half term!
Admission prices are based on height rather than age, as there’s some things in the park that require longer arms and legs: Under 92cm free; 92–105cm £14.50; over 105cm £16.50; over 65’s £9.50. Or book online in advance to save some pennies at bewilderwood.co.uk
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