From food heaven to vintage bargains, there’s plenty going on this week – and, since this Sunday is Fathers’ Day, why not go for experiences instead by taking dad out for the day...
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Yes, you heard correctly! TAKE THAT! Be quick off the mark because at time of press we heard that there were still tickets for Thursday’s performance, and rooms available at The Maids Head Hotel too. Could It Be Magic? We think so (sorry...)!
Thursday 15 & Friday 16 June, 5.30pm, Carrow Road. Find out more.
This Friday sees World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker return to the incredible venue of Norwich Cathedral, for his brand new show with friends Chris Read and Gecko. There’ll be songs on all kinds of subjects, including “Robot Wars, Pandas and everything in-between” so you know you’ll be in for a great show. And if you’ve ever seen Harry perform live before, you’ll be well aware of his amazing stage presence and brilliant lyrics! Tickets are £12.50 in advance and £15 on the door.
Friday 16 June, 7.30pm, Norwich Cathedral. Find out more.
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Catch this brilliant improv group at the Maddermarket Theatre this Saturday night for an evening of hilarious comedy based on audience suggestions – who knows what will happen! Even better, budding improv performers will be pleased to know that there’s a workshop before the show (7pm), especially (and free) for ticket-holders! Tickets £6.
Saturday 17 June, 8.30pm, Maddermarket Theatre. Find out more.
Time to get hunting for bargains at Harleston’s Antiques & Vintage Street Market. There’ll be over 70 stalls filled with goods to browse through, with street food, crafts and entertainment on offer too. Plus lots of pubs, shops and restaurants will be open so you can make a real day of it!
Sunday 18 June, 9am – 3pm, Harleston. Find out more.
Coinciding with Fathers’ Day, this year’s Norwich Food & Drink Festival looks set to be a brilliant day, as always! There’ll be more than 40 stands showcasing some of the best produce Norfolk has to offer as well as cookery demos, street food, live music, and foodie fun for kids. You also can’t miss the annual Battle of the Bangers, where the public will taste and vote on their favourite sausage!
Sunday 18 June, 10am – 5pm, The Forum. Find out more.
As the Norwich Food & Drink Festival is in full swing over at The Forum this Sunday, the Rooftop Garden will also be celebrating with a pop up BBQ on their terrace. We can guarantee two things: the food will all be locally sourced and the views will be amazing! Now fingers crossed for summer sunshine too… Tickets £22.00.
Sunday 18 June, 6.30pm, Rooftop Gardens. Find out more.
This series of ‘explore the experts’ events at Holkham Hall continues with a special ‘forestry’ tour. Participants can enjoy a tractor trailer tour with head forester Harry Wakefield, who’ll be covering a range of subjects including timber production, tree safety, sustainable woodland management, and much more. Pick from the 11am or 12noon session; pre-booking is essential - tickets are £10 per person.
Tuesday 20 June, sessions at 11am & 12pm, Holkham Hall. Find out more.
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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.
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