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6 Things To Do This Week

8 May 2017

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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

 

CHAMPAGNE TASTING!

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.

 

THE INTELLECTUAL HOOLIGANS

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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

 

THE NORFOLK & NORWICH FESTIVAL

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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.

 

PINT OF SCIENCE, ANYONE?

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. 

 

 

BREAKIN' CONVENTION

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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

 

LAND AND SKY: RICHARD LONG AT HOUGHTON

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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.

 

COMING TO VISIT?

Greater Anglia have Advance fares from £9 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, Jersey*, Guernsey* and Amsterdam.

*seasonal

To plan a trip to Norwich check out our website www.visitnorwich.co.uk