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7 Things To Do This Week

15 February 2017

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Here are 7 fun things to do in Norwich and Norfolk this week - from theatre and guided tours to music from around the world and lantern workshops, we've got it covered!

Image: Happisburgh Lighthouse at night, photographed by Shaun Reynolds

 

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Norwich Castle has 6 amazing collections that are so vast they cannot be on permanent display. So to give people the opportunity to see some of the items the Museums Service holds regular talks, the next one being a Talking Textiles session! This week's event includes pieces from their renowned Costume and Textile Collection and includes the fascinating history of undergarments in this object-based talk, as well as their relationship to other clothes. Takes place on Thursday 16 February, 11am. £8 per adult, £7.50 concessions. Booking essential – call 01603 495897.

 

THRILLER LIVE

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Image: Thriller Live

It’s time to celebrate some of the world’s greatest entertainers in this brilliant show. You’ll go on a “visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history” during this fantastic homage to Michael Jackson and his amazing shows. There’s even an after-show party, if you can’t get enough! Monday 13 - Saturday 18 February, various times. Tickets £8 - £32.50. Find out more here.

 

PONY TIME!

Redwings Horse Sanctuary are hosting a “We Love Ponies” event for Half Term, at each of their visitor centres (Redwings Aylsham and Redwings Caldecott), where visitors can enjoy fun activities including the chance to meet and cuddle some adorable ponies, and even have a go at grooming them!

17 February – 20 February & 24 February – 27 February. For further details check out their event listing here

 

SEE THE STARS…

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Image: Happisburgh Lighthouse at night, photographed by Shaun Reynolds

Join the Norwich Astronomical Society for a fun and friendly evening of star gazing, featuring ‘telescopes, tea and talks’ all evening! Shaun Reynolds will be discussing where, when and how to look for stars in our solar system in his talk “In search of the Milky Way”, as well as explaining how best to photograph it! Saturday 18 February, 7pm. Tickets are £3.50 per adult or £2 per child, and it’s free for members. Find out more here

 

WILLOW LANTERN WORKSHOP

Make your own spring-inspired willow lantern in The Forum’s great workshop this Friday, as part of their Makers' Month. You’ll need to allow at least 4 hours to complete your lantern – after all, no one wants a lantern that falls apart, do they? – and the cost is £25 per lantern; book by emailing enquiries@anteros.co.uk.

Friday 17 February, 10am – 4pm. Find out more here.

 

COMEDY & UPROAR!

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Image: The Noise Next Door at Norwich Playhouse

Stopping off in Norwich as part of their fourth nationwide tour, The Noise Next Door are bringing their own style of comedy to Norwich Playhouse this Friday, featuring “side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters, and mind-blowing songs”. If you want a piece of the action then grab your tickets quickly, before they’re gone - £14 full price or £12 for concessions. Friday 17 February, 8pm. Buy online here.

 

AFRO BOOM

Described as a “musical adventure from Africa all the way through the Tropics”, this looks set to be a great evening at OPEN filled with a fusion of traditional and modern music, spanning many decades. Enjoy live music, performers, projections and DJ’s throughout the evening. Friday 17 February, doors open 9pm. 18+ only. Advance tickets £8; buy online here

 

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

To find out more and plan a trip to Norwich visit our website: www.visitnorwich.co.uk