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Holkham Hall Outdoor Theatre


Straight From The Horse's Mouth - 26/08/2016

Each Friday we'll be live on Future Radio, highlighting some of the best events and things to do over the next week or so!

If you heard us on there this week then have a read to remind yourselves of what we talked about (and don’t forget to tune in to Future Radio at 4.15pm each Friday to stay up to date!) 

Here are Laura's picks:


  • This weekend we have the inaugural Norwich Radical Film Festival which kicks off today until Sunday, with over 160 amazing films - many of which you won’t see anywhere else - plus Hollywood star Timothy Bottoms will be in attendance for the screening of his classic movie Johnny Got His Gun, he’ll be doing a Q&A afterwards. There’s so much going on and don’t let the name fool you – this is for everyone to enjoy whatever your film tastes! More details on our website.
  • Holkham Hall are hosting an 80’s party in the Park on Saturday– it’s an open air concert featuring lots of 80’s bands including Level 42! Tickets are £39.50 and it starts at 5pm on Saturday – it’s the perfect event for reminiscing with friends!
  • Theatre Royal are throwing open their doors on Saturday for their annual and ever-popular Open Day. There’ll be behind the scenes activities, talks and demonstrations plus treasure hunts and much more. Open from 10am – 4pm.
  • The Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time and Henri Cartier-Bresson’s PARIS exhibitions both end at 6pm on Monday at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, so this is your last weekend to see them – they’re both fantastic and well worth a visit if you can!
  • Summer Sundays continues at Strangers’ Hall this Sunday; this is where you can enjoy Shakespearean sonnets and songs in the lovely, picturesque garden there (if you’ve never been in the garden this is the perfect opportunity!). This will take place from 1-4pm and usual museum admission applies, see our website for more details.
  • If you’re around the Loddon area then make sure you drop into The Loddon Swan who have some great things going on over the bank holiday – they’ve got their summer beer festival taking place until Monday, there’s a ‘Blues, Brews and BBQ’ event on Sunday from 4-8pm and their Summer Fayre on bank holiday Monday, that’s from 12 – 5pm with games, stalls, arts & crafts, bouncy castle, Hog Roast, BBQ and much more!
  • The All About Dogs show comes to the Norfolk Showground this Sunday and Monday, and will be packed full of dog-related activities, fun dog shows, competitions and much more – everyone who has a dog or just loves dogs will really enjoy this event! Admission on the gate will be £9 for adults and £5 for children, and there’s more info on our website.
  • This is something a little different – if you’re near Great Yarmouth on Sunday head over to St George’s Pavilion for the launch of Parkt! - there'll be live music, dance battles, street art, food and drink and lots going going on throughout the day, from 11am to 5pm. More details here.
  • The English Whiskey Company have an August Bank Holiday Special this weekend, where they have a fun nature trail for children (no whiskey for the kids, don’t worry!) which is a great way to explore the lovely grounds of the St Georges Distillery.

Lots of other great events on our website too so take a look on there!


  • Don’t miss the last Boogie on the Broads of the summer, on Wednesday 31st August, where you can have a dance to some great sounds as you watch the sun set over the broads. This is run by Broads Tours and the boat departs at 7.15pm, it’s £14.50 per ticket.
  • An open air performance of Much Ado About Nothing is being performed in the grounds of Holkham Hall also on Wednesday 31 August and looks like it will be absolutely magical. Tickets are £15 per adults, £10 for children and the performance starts at 7pm.

Tune in to Future Radio next week, same time, for more great things to do, and check out our website