Why not dedicate this week to doing something you've never done before? There is so much going on in Norwich and Norfolk, how about jumping in a canoe for a guided trail through the Broads? Have you ever been to a disco on a boat? Is it time to discover a new band or artist? You can do it all this week!
Image: Factory Floor at Norwich Arts Centre this week
Thursday evenings are made for getting the weekend started early. Make sure you Head Out, Not Home after work as the city streets will be filled with performers, music and more. You'll find free entertainment on London Street, Hay Hill, Gentleman's Walk and St Gregory's Green, all starting from around 5pm and wrapping up around 7pm - the perfect time to go and grab some food and a few drinks to get you in the mood for Friday! Head Out, Not Home is hosted by Norwich BID.
Don't miss the "Pride Without Prejudice" exhibition at St Margarets Church of Art. A collaboration between "Art of Norwich", and the "Queer Art Club", this open submission art exhibition celebrates the creativity of our diverse city. This exhibition is open to all artists, without prejudice or discrimination, and regardless of style, qualification, experience, age, race, sexuality or gender and runs until Saturday 5th August. It's free to look around and you can find out more at art-of-norwich.co.uk
Get down to Norwich Arts Centre on Saturday 5th August to see Factory Floor and support. Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey present their current live incarnation, a stark, ultra-minimalist and eerily soulful dancefloor pulse, yet one that still bears their unmistakable hallmarks of hypnotic repetition and jagged, punkish intensity. Tickets - £10 adv, £12 door.
Hop aboard with Broads Tours for a party on the waterways! This is the perfect way to gear up for the weekend with tunes to get up dancing, an on-board bar and views across the Broads. you can Boogie on the Broads on Wednesday evenings in August - the next party is Wednesday 9th. Tickets are £15 and must be booked in advance by calling 01603 782207. The boat leaves Wroxham at 7.30pm and will return at 10pm.
There's still time to see Paul Nash (1889-1946) at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, on now until Saturday 20th August. Spanning a lifetime's work from his earliest drawings to his iconic war time paintings, the exhibition explores Nash's central role in the development of modern British art. The Sainsbury Centre is closed on Mondays, open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 6pm and 10am to 5pm on the weekend. Admission is £12/£10.50 concessions, free for Members and Student Members Group organisers. For groups of ten or more people, admission is £10.50 per person.
Have a day out with a guided canoe trail from Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden with Free Spirit Canoe Tours. A canoe is the perfect way to explore the Broads as you can fully immerse yourself in nature with the water at your fingertips. Canoe trails are from 1.30pm to 2.30pm and 3pm to 4pm. Ticket: £18 adult, £12.50 child 10-16, £9.50 child 5-9. There's lots more going on at Fairhaven, take a look at the summer programme.
Visit Strangers' Hall and enjoy a guided tour around this medieval merchant's house and beautiful garden or simply relax with refreshments and traditional garden games. Summer Sundays is running on Sundays throughout August and the tour stars at 2.30pm. Admission: Adult £5, Conc. £4.75, Child (4-18) £4, Family (1 adult) £12.80, Family (2 adults) £17.
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