There are 7 ways to pass the time this week, whether you feel like enjoying live music or taking a fun and informal art class at the Castle - plus plenty more options to pick from...
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THE TRIPLE BILL TOUR
Taking place in Wymondham Marketplace this Saturday (as part of the Wymondham Music Festival) is The Triple Bill Tour, a free music event featuring three great bands: some things, Arthur, and The Brass Monkeys. Expect great music, plenty of improvisation and a fab atmosphere. Plus, it takes place in the marketplace in Wymondham, a lovely market town less than 10 miles from Norwich, so head over and make a day of it.
Saturday 10 June, 11am, Wymondham Market Place. Find out more.
SILLY SOCK DAY
BeWILDerwood’s annual Silly Sock day returns this Saturday! Put on your most spectacular socks and prepare to impress as you explore the woods and treehouses of the park – and it’s all for a good cause: you’ll be helping to raise funds for, and awareness of, Autism Anglia.
Saturday 10 June, 10am – 4pm, BeWILDerwood. Find out more.
JAZZ IN JUNE
Barnham Broom Hotel are hosting a great afternoon of jazz; relax to the sounds of the Classic Dixieland Jazz Trio from 2pm whilst you enjoy the hotel’s Afternoon Tea buffet (that’s right, Afternoon Tea buffet - what could be better?) in the Barford Suite. Tickets are £17.95 a person – please book in advance.
OPEN FARM SUNDAY
Holkham’s annual event to celebrate all things farming takes place this Sunday. There’ll be machinery, chances to chat to the farming team, and meet the animals which live on the Holkham estate. There’ll also be fun activities for children to enjoy as well, and it’s free to enjoy.
Sunday 11 June, 10am – 5pm, Holkham Estate. Find out more.
CASTLE ART CLUB
If you enjoy a spot of art of an evening, these informal classes are perfect for you! Whether you’re a beginner or a little more experienced, you’re bound to enjoy these sessions at the Castle (and what a lovely location!). The sessions are often inspired by the items and artwork you’ll find in the Castle Museum & Art Gallery, too – but make sure you book as they’re often very popular. £6.50 per adult, £6 per concession or £5.50 for those with museum passes.
Wednesday 14 June, 11am – 12.30pm, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery. Find out more.
NORFOLK & NORWICH OPEN STUDIOS
This year’s event ends this Sunday, so be quick! There’s hundreds of artists who’ve opened their studio doors to the public. It’s a great way to discover new artists and their work, and also to celebrate the county’s exceptional talent, all for free.
HEAD OVER TO HOUGHTON
Houghton Hall is not only one of England’s finest Palladian houses, with incredible interior and exterior features, but it is also currently hosting an amazing exhibition by internationally-celebrated Turner Prize-winning British Landscape artist, Richard Long. It’s the largest show since Long’s retrospective at the Tate in 2009, so head over this weekend and see for yourself! Find out more about the exhibition here.
Until 26 October 2017, Houghton Hall. Find out more.
COMING TO VISIT?
Greater Anglia have Advance fares from £9 one way between London Liverpool Street and Norwich. Trains run every 30 minutes. Greater Anglia 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.