This week is a weird and wonderful one in Norwich, with an eclectic mix of Halloween and Half Term activities going on all over the city. Also – can you believe that next week sees November arriving already?!
Norwich Arts Centre, 8pm on Thursday 26th. Tickets are £11, and £8 concessions
On Thursday, see much-talked about comedian Sophie Hagen at Norwich Arts Centre, for her hotly-anticipated show ‘Dead Baby Frog’. She’s spoken to millions as former host of ‘Guilty Feminist’ and current host of ‘Made of Human’ podcasts, and appeared on ‘The One Show’, ‘The Now Show’ and ‘Live From The BBC’. In ‘Dead Baby Frog’ - critically acclaimed straight from the Edinburgh Fringe - expect offbeat observation, passionate argument and one, single parable.
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All week until Sunday 29th of October; event is included in the standard admission price.
Be part of BeWILDerwood’s Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade all week until Sunday, and take part in face painting, lantern-making and the glittering parade all included in the standard admission price (and remember babies under 92cm go for free!). Have the best day exploring the magical woodland, meeting the BeWILDerbats and seeing the spooky decorations in the park. Get creative in their Big Hat and craft a beautiful lantern for a Slitherygrub to live in. But make sure you stay for dusk - that’s when the real fun begins! Hop, skip and jump along the parade and see BeWILDerwood as you've never seen it before in a magical light extravaganza. A fun day out for ALL ages, and I can personally testify that the zip wire is excellent…
From Thursday 26th October 2017 10:00 to Sunday 29th October 2017 17:00. Event is included in standard admission price
Further afield – if you fancy heading into the countryside for some leaf-kicking and conker collecting - Holkham Hall are putting on a wide range of Halloween activities for the whole family to enjoy. Get hands-on with the amazing Kiddy Cook team in the old kitchen, or follow Holkham’s fun trail around the hall to discover frightening factoids and creative crafts and have a spooky time solving a macabre murder mystery.
You can jump on board the Halloween Express over to the wicked walled garden, which will be a hoot with ‘Wild Encounters’ and their real-life owls. Holkham’s storyteller will be there too, enthralling you with spell-binding and mystical tales.
Come dressed for the occasion and join in our fancy dress parade, and experience as much face painting, pumpkin carving, trails and crafts as you dare… Visit our website for more details.
Norwich Puppet Theatre, performances at 11am and 2.30pm on both days. Tickets are £9, or £30 for a family of four.
Using skillful puppetry, beautiful music, good old fashioned storytelling and all performed in Norwich’s beautiful and historic Puppet Theatre, Much Ado About Puffin a performance to immerse yourself in. We’ve watched the trailer, and while this looks endlessly sweet, this is also a story with integrity – and one that can be appreciated on many levels.
This funny tale is set on a small island in the middle of a wide sea. A man – beard, bobble hat and all – is happy in his own company. Until one day a persistent visitor arrives in the form of one very friendly puffin…
As they traverse stormy seas and reckless tides together, they encounter old habits, new friendships, stepping out into the unknown and a whole lot of fuss over nothing. The music is twinkly and gentle, and the puppets are works of art in their own right. It’s like watching a picture book, all at sea.
Saturday 28th – 5pm ‘til 10pm
In a truly special event, Norwich Castle invites us to experience the Castle as never before this Saturday night (28 October), using the latest in Virtual Reality and digital technology. Activities will include a digital treasure trail, augmented reality to show how the Keep’s magnificent Great Hall might have looked in Norman times, the chance to experience a recreated siege of the Castle using VR headsets, and a Minecraft competition to build the best Castle! Completely for FREE, the Castle will be open from 5pm until 10pm with last entrance at 9.30pm.
Tuesday 31st October – 7pm, Platform 12
Join the ‘This Night’s Tales’ for the evening, get yourself a delicious gin from the bar, then settle in for an evening of ghost stories at the beautiful Platform 12.
Expect the unexpected from the evening of grown-up storytelling – perhaps something true, something heart breaking, something old or something new. Each storyteller will be enchanting you for 10 – 15 minutes, and there’ll be a short interval after the first two.
All profits from the evening will be dontated to the Magdalen Group – a collection of amazing causes that has been working to prevent sexual exploitation for twenty years in Norwich and Norfolk. http://magdalenegroup.org/
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