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7 Things To Do This Week

12 July 2017

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE CLOISTERS

There's still time to get tickets to The Shakespeare Festival at Norwich Cathedral – on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th at 7pm – when The Lord Chamberlain's Men perform 'A Comedy of Errors'. The play follows two pairs of identical twins - when they were babies, the twins and their parents were separated in a shipwreck; now, years later, as one half of the twins searches for the other, they unwittingly find themselves in the same city on the same day. Tickets are £20 for adults and £18 for concessions - tickets are limited so hurry!

TOUR THE PRIVATE GARDENS AT HOLKHAM

The gardens of Holkham Hall are usually closed to the public but this summer they are opening up for private tours with a member of the landscape team. See the spectacular arboretum with its many unusual and rare specimen trees and view the intricate patterns of the formal parterres on the terraces surrounding Holkham Hall. There will be time to take in the idyllic atmosphere of the shell garden with its tree ferns and newly renovated shell house. Booking is essential Tickets: Adult £9, Child £4.50.

A TASTE OF WIMBLEDON

Watch the Wimbledon finals on a big screen from the scenic Cathedral Terrace of the Rooftop Gardens on Rose Lane. You can enjoy the full Wimbledon experience with a refreshing glass of Pimms and a delicious bowl of strawberries and cream. Book a table on the terrace on Saturday 15th or Sunday 16th July between 1.45pm and 7pm. Tickets are £17.50 and can be booked online.

CATHEDRAL QUARTER STROLLS AND STORIES

The Cathedral Close is one of the largest and prettiest in England. In shadows of the Cathedral, its graceful buildings cluster around green spaces and along narrow lanes. Join a guided walk with stories and history of the area on Tuesday 18th July at 6.30pm. Tickets are £5 for adults and £1.50 for children, available from Norwich Tourist Infor-mation Centre (01603 213999) or online at The Norwich Shop.

CHARLOTTE BRONTE'S JANE EYRE

Following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre, Jane Eyre comes to Norwich Theatre Royal, Mon-day 17th – Saturday 22nd July. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman's fight for freedom and fulfilment. Jane faces life's obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart. Tickets are £8 - £27.50 and can be booked online.

THE LONELY ARTS CLUB

'Place' is an exhibition from The lonely Arts Club taking place in the atmospheric setting of The Under-croft Gallery, 112-134 Market Place. The exhibition is open daily - Sunday to Thursday 11am - 3pm and Friday to Saturday 11am - 6pm and running until Saturday 29th July. Exhibiting artists include Jacqui Jones, Andrew Hornett, George Pfeiffer, Andy Sloan, Emma Jarvis, Peter WIlliams and Tanya Goddard. Entry to the exhibition is free.

BBC FACES OF COMEDY

Check out this free exhibition at The Forum, Norwich from now until Thursday 31st August, 10am – 4pm. From Tony Hancock, Victoria Wood and David Jason to Rowan Atkinson, Ricky Gervais and Miranda, the popular stars of BBC Comedy have made the nation laugh for decades. This unique photographic exhibition peeps behind the comic mask to show us some of our greatest comedians at work. Entry is free.

 

COMING TO VISIT?

Greater Anglia have Advance fares from £10 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.

*seasonal

To plan a trip to Norwich check out our website www.visitnorwich.co.uk