The school holiday countdown is almost over as school's break up this week! There's plenty to keep everyone entertained over the holidays from dinosaur parties and picnics to gigs and galleries.
Image: Sculpture from the Hans-Peter Feldmann exhibition
This is your last chance to see the exhibition of ground-breaking German artist, Hans-Peter Feldmann in Norwich. The conceptual artist is well known for his humourous artwork, often painting tan lines on classic nudes, or adding comedy red noses to serious portraits. Feldmann's work features in the collections of major art venues worldwide, including Tate and The Guggenheim Museum. This is the first major showing of his work in the region and admission is free. Take a look around at East Gallery NUA, St Andrews Street, open Tuesday - Saturday, 12pm - 5pm until Saturday 22nd July. Photo: Simon Lee Gallery.
This is a band with a taste for verity in performance venue, they've played in warehouses, airstrips and even jungles! Now, you can enjoy them from the cosy and comfortable surrounds of Norwich Arts Centre. 65daysofstatic are a noisy instrumental band formed in Sheffield in 2001; they have played all over the world and released six albums and numerous eps and singles. See them on Saturday 22nd July with support from Soyuz rats. Tickets - £15 adv, £17 door
Grab your family or friends and a delicious picnic hamper and prepare for a day of fun by the waterside. Whitlingham Country Park is holding a Picnic in the Park fun day on Sunday 23rd July to mark the start of National Parks Week. There'll be music, food, family activities, displays, craft, trails, boat trips, waterbased activities and more. The event is suitable for all ages.
Fancy watching a movie under the stars with a picnic full of goodies and a licensed bar? Pack a blanket or something to sit on and settle in for an evening of entertainment at the Plantation Garden on Earlham Road. San Miguel Picturehouse Pop-Up will be screening some classic movies starting Friday 21st June with Ghostbusters, Saturday 22nd with Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie and ending with Grease on Sunday 23rd July. Screening take place around 9.30pm, or as soon as it becomes dark and gates will open at 7pm. Tickets are £11 per adult and £6.50 per child.
There's no party like a dinosaur party! Join Dippy at the Dinosaur Adventure Park for a big birthday week of fun. Dinosaurs are so huge that even their birthday celebrations are colossal with a full week of fun! There will be lots of family activities and entertainment taking place from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th July from 9.30am.
Get ready for the weekend with a big Thursday night out on the Broads. Dixieland Jazz Band will be getting you up and dancing while you enjoy a scenic boat ride along the waterways with Broads Tours on Thursday 27th July. The boat will depart from Wroxham at 7.30pm and will return at 10pm. Booking is essential as the event is expected to be extremely popular, call 01603 782207, all tickets are £15.
Get your mini swordsmen and women to Norwich Castle Museum on Thursday 27th July for sword school. Under the guidance of an expert swordsman, children will be able to practice their battle tactics and cutlass moves. Sword School is suitable for children aged five and over and is included in the general admission cost: Adult £9.15, Conc. £8.70, Child (4-18) £7.30, Family (1 adult) £23.30, Family (2 adults) £31.10. If you can't make this Thursday, there are other Sword Schools on 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st August.
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