Can you believe we are already half way through the year? There's plenty going on as we head into July and prepare for the school holidays. If you want to do something different this week, we've got a floating dance floor, a kitchen made of mud, a donut challenge and the closest thing to a night in Venice!
THORNYCLOD GETS CRAFTY
BeWILDerwood's Thornyclod is determined to make a mess in the Mud Kitchen and you can join him! Children can make their own clay creation in the Big Hat and learn how to cook Thornyclod's special Marsh Mallows that contain real marsh. Sound slightly odd but very intriguing? Well, it should because BeWILDerwood is the curious treehouse adventure where the unimaginable is always possible. Visit Thornyclod's Crafty Kitchen at BeWILDerwood from now until Friday 21st July. Save £1 on entry per person by booking in advance online; entry is priced according to height.
BLACK VOICES - THE A CAPPELLA QUINTET
Black Voices perform at Central Hall on Friday 30th June as part of Wymondham Music Festival. The quintet formed in 1987 and has gained a reputation as Europe's finest a cappella collective. Black Voices has developed a unique repertoire and arrangement of spirituals, traditional African, Caribbean and English folk songs, jazz, gospel, pop and reggae as well as a fusion of contemporary and classical styles that has earned them world wide recognition. The concert begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are £14 and available from Wymondham Music Festival website.
VILLAGE FETE IN THE CITY CENTRE
A traditional fete is coming to the centre of the city when intu Chapelfield holds its summer party weekend on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July. Visitors can have a whizz around the giant indoor helter skelter, play fairground games and relax on deckchairs on Chapelfield Plain. There will also be live music from Lee Vann, Felix Simpson and more local talent. We've even heard that there's a Krispy Kreme donut eating challenge - who could possibly resist that? The party runs from 11am -5pm.
CELEBRATE THE BEST OF SOUTH NORFOLK
South Norfolk on Show is an annual event celebrating everything that makes the area so special. This family-friendly day will keep everyone entertained with live music and entertainment, walkabout performers, birds of prey, a drumming workshop, craft stalls, tempting street food, a beer tent and plenty of ice cream. Go along and find out more about the district and South Norfolk Council services on Sunday 2nd July from 11am-4pm at South Norfolk House, Long Stratton.
TALES OF THE RIVERSIDE: STROLLS AND STORIES
The River Wensum wends its way though some of the most picturesque beauty spots around the city, past the old warehouses and docks of a bygone industrial age. On Tuesday 4th July you can learn more about this stunning part of the city and its intriguing history with a guided walking tour. 'Tales of the Riverside' is a new edition to the Norwich Tourist Information Centre's tour programme and promises to show you this part of the city in a new light. Tickets and further tour details available from the Tourist Information Centre on 01603 213999 or you can book online. Tickets are £5 per adult and £1.50 for children aged 11-16 years.
ALL ABOARD THE FLOATING DANCE FLOOR
What could be better than getting together with friends for the evening and dancing to your favourite tunes? How about a disco on a boat where you can watch the sun go down, with a drink in hand, over the scenic Norfolk broads? Join Broads Tours for Boogie on the Broads with a unique disco evening on-board a double-decker passenger boat. Join the floating dance floor for a midweek treat on Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th July and 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th August - boarding in Wroxham at 7.15pm. All tickets are £15, booking is essential, call 01603 782207.
TAKE A TRIP TO VENICE FOR THE EVENING
How often do you get to the end of the day and wish you could be relaxing in a Mediterranean restaurant, glass of wine in hand? You're in luck because The Library restaurant is declaring the evening of Thursday 6th July 'Cicchetti and Wine Time'! You can join an evening of cicchetti (the Italian version of small plates) perfectly matched with regional wines from the Veneto region as well as traditional tipple from central and southern Italy. The tasting gets underway at 6pm with Aperol spritz, the perfect summer aperitif! Tickets are £25 and can be booked at The Library website.
COMING TO VISIT?
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