From exhibitions to comedy to tasting bubbly, we've got a great selection of things to keep you entertained this week...
Image: The Soweto Skeleton Movers, part of Breakin' Convention at Norwich Theatre Royal - photo by Paul Hampartsoumian
Who DOESN’T like the sound of an evening learning about Taittinger champagne with expert Simon Evetts, and sampling some food whilst you’re there? There’ll also be canapés and live music, and it’s all taking place at The Rooftop Gardens tonight. This is Norwich’s amazing new rooftop venue with incredible 360 degree views out over Norwich! Tickets £35; buy online here
Wednesday 10 May, 6pm, The Rooftop Gardens.
See this popular improv comedy troupe from Norwich perform at the Maddermarket Theatre using audience suggestions and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”-style questions to create a hilarious and fast-paced show! Plus if you head over there early (7pm) ticket holders can participate in their improv comedy workshop for free, before the main show!
Saturday 13 May, 7pm (workshop at 6pm for ticket holders), Maddermarket Theatre.
Image: VR Playground, part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival
It all kicks off this week! With music, performance, dance and various other style of acts, there’s something to suit every taste – and many events are free! All the main events are listed on visitnorwich.co.uk or take a look at our blog posts about the festival here and here.
We’re incredibly excited about this three-day festival of talks on a range of scientific topics, all taking place in pubs across Norwich! There’ll be 5 amazing venues including The Mash Tun, St Andrews Brewhouse, The York Tavern, Café Britannia and The Cathedral Refectory. Talks will be given by research scientists and will cover topics including the complex relationship between humans and bacteria, food for the future, medicinal viruses and many others! Tickets for each talk are £4 and available to buy online here.
Monday 15 – Wednesday 17 May, various venues.
Image: The Soweto Skeleton Movers - photo by Paul Hampartsoumian
See some of the world’s best hip hop dancers and dance companies right here in Norwich, at the Theatre Royal. This festival of hip-hop dance theatre – the biggest in the world – takes place this Saturday evening and features a range of amazing talented performers. Tickets £7 - £24.
Saturday 13 May, 7.30pm, Norwich Theatre Royal.
Houghton Hall is one of England’s finest Palladian houses with beautiful grounds to match – so well worth a visit, but they currently have a fantastic exhibition of work by internationally-celebrated Turner Prize-winning British Landscape artist, Richard Long. It’s the largest since his retrospective at the Tate in 2009, and the pieces on display in the grounds of Houghton Hall use a variety of materials, some of which are local to the area. This is also a great chance to view permanent artworks by a range of contemporary artists, too.
Find out more on their website.
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