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7 Things to do this week

9 January 2017

13. Photograph glass plate negative of Katharine and Millie Emmeline Edis by Mary Olive Edis Oct 1907

Fill the week ahead full of fun things to do – our highlights have it all planned out, leaving you to feel all smug and spontaneous!

Image:  Photograph, glass plate negative of Katharine and Millie (Emmeline) Edis, by Mary Olive Edis Oct 1907.

 

PAY A VISIT TO FIJI…

Fiji drua sailing canoe commissioned for the exhibition. Photo Steven Hooper

If you haven’t yet visited the Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific exhibition then we suggest you head over to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and do so this week! Finishing on 12 February, this is a truly fantastic collection of over 250 beautiful and historic objects, paintings, drawings and photographs all of which celebrates the importance of art in Fijan culture – it’s the most comprehensive exhibition about Fiji and Fijan art ever assembled. 

Admission: £12/ £10.50.

 

OPEN HOUSE

This is a brand new event at - (you guessed it!) – OPEN, which showcases some of the city’s best independent musicians. 8 bands will be performing around this brilliant venue, creating a non-stop live music event between 6.30pm – 11.30pm. Advance tickets are £7.50 - available here.

 

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Jack and the Beanstalk cast1. Credit Simon Finlay Photography 600x400

 

If you haven’t yet been to this fantastic pantomime, get yourselves along to it quickly! Finishing this Sunday 15 January, the Theatre Royal’s yearly pantomime is always a big hit – and this year’s offering, Jack and the Beanstalk, is no exception. Full of laughs and audience interaction, it’s a great family-friendly activity to really round off the festive season with a bang! Tickets £7 to £42.50, buy online here.

 

MUSIC OF LOVE

This concert at The Assembly House features classical pieces by well-known composers, performed by soprano Radoslava Vorgić and pianist Julija Bal, who are from Norwich’s twin city of Novi Sad, in Serbia (and many of the pieces which will be performed have a Serbian connection). Find out more here.

Saturday 14 January, 7.30pm. Tickets £17 (£6 for students) available from the Theatre Royal box office – call 01603 598688.

 

2017 JUST WORLD INDOOR BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Potters Resort 600x400

This year’s World Championships for Indoor Bowls returns once again to Potters Resort, starting this Friday and kicking off 17 days of live international tournaments and events including the World Bowls Tour Annual Awards evening and, of course, the final (televised on the BBC)! It’s the only world championship final to be held in East Anglia and attracts over 20,000 spectators each year.

Day tickets start at £5, or why not book a spontaneous Potters break and enjoy fantastic five-star accommodation with food and entertainment included! Find out more here

 

‘FIGHTING HEART’ FILM SCREENING

Fighting Heart still

This is a great chance to see ‘Fighting Heart’, a film by Lee Hampton, at The Birdcage. The film tells the story of an amateur boxer trying to turn professional, and the highs and lows as he falls in love and tries to balance boxing with family life. This is only the second screening of this Norwich-made film, and will be followed by a Q&A with the director Lee and the lead actor Freddie Hogan.

18 January, 7pm . Tickets are £5, buy online here

 

THE FEMININE PERSPECTIVE: TUESDAY LUNCHTIME TALK

12. LR Motor Ambulance Convoy Commandant. by Olive Edis. Norfolk Museums Service

Image: 12. LR Motor Ambulance Convoy Commandant. by Olive Edis. Norfolk Museums Service

Norwich Castle’s Tuesday Lunchtime Talk is a great way to spend a lunchtime if you’re in the city, and this week’s talk focuses on British Women and Photography during the First World War, with the Imperial War Museum's Research Curator of Photography, Hilary Roberts. This links in with Norwich Castle's fantastic current exhibition, Fishermen & Kings: The Photography of Olive Edis.

Free with museum admission, 12.30 – 1pm, Tuesday 17 January.

 

COMING TO VISIT?

Greater Anglia have Advance fares from £9 one way between London Liverpool Street and Norwich. Trains run every 30 minutes. Abellio 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

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