Here are this week's picks of the best things to see and do - from amazing puppetry and beautiful ballet right through to enjoying a glass of bubbly with your cake, there's something for everyone!
Image: The Russian State Ballet of Siberia perform Swan Lake
The Forum host this fantastic month of crafts including knitting, sewing, crochet, spinning, quilting, weaving, drawing, painting… the list goes on! Various local art groups will be offering drop-in activities, workshops and exhibitions to celebrate all things hand-made! There’s something for everyone, with hands-on activities to keep young visitors entertained too!
Monday 30 January - Saturday 25 February, 10am – 4pm, free entry.
Continuing on the theme of arts and crafts, this workshop for adults at Norwich Castle focuses on teaching skills for upcycling, with information on turning pre-loved clothing into new favourites. You can also take a look at altered clothing from Norfolk Museum’s collection and learn some practical alteration skills too. And if you can’t make it to this week’s workshop, there’s another on Thursday 2nd February (10.30am - 1pm). Refresh your wardrobe without the waste!
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Thursday 26th January 10.30am. Tickets £8, Conc £7.25, Members £6.75.
Image by Byron Fear
As part of annual (and always amazing) Manipulate festival, Clementine the Living Fashion Doll brings her Fabulous Roadshow to Norwich Puppet Theatre for its inaugural show. A crazy mish-mash of side-splittingly funny puppetry (performed by three of the UK’s top puppeteers), ear-splitting songs, and puppet theatre (see the classic story Snow White - performed by Clementine, of course - in a whole new light!), this is set to be one crazy and hilarious evening of fun!
Norwich Puppet Theatre, Saturday 28 January, 7.30pm. Tickets £16 / £14.
It may be a little cold (it is January, after all!), but you can still camp without the cold at Waveney River Centre. Set on the edge of the Broads, this site has camping pitches if you’re feeling brave, or – perhaps preferably – some amazing glamping pods, which are insulated and come equipped with a heater to keep warm. They offer a glamping experience at a great price, in a lovely location! They also have holiday lodges and penthouses to rent too. Find out more here.
Image: The Russian State Ballet of Siberia perform La Fille Mal Gardée
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia returns to the Theatre Royal for three amazing shows this week. Thursday 26 January sees a performance of Coppélia, a ‘light-hearted tale of mistaken identity and confused lovers” which is “perfect for first-time ballet goers, families and everyone in between”, Friday 27 January sees a performance of La Fille Mal Gardée, a classic ballet which is “one of the oldest ballets still regularly performed… with plenty of ribbons, romance and rivalry”, whilst on Saturday 28 January there are two performances of “the greatest romantic ballet of all time”, Swan Lake. Tickets are available from the Theatre Royal website or by calling 01603 630000.
Norwich Theatre Royal, Thursday 26 January (7.30pm), Friday 27 January (7.30pm) and Saturday 28 January (2.30pm & 7.30pm).
Cupcake & Bubbles, on the pretty street of Timberhill, is the perfect place for some mid-January indulgence! Enjoy home-made cupcakes, scone or traybake with a delicious sandwich and top it all off with a glass of something sparkly – perfect. Gift vouchers are available, too, to treat someone special (and hopefully yourself as well)! Find out more here.
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