Here are our favourite things to do this week (in no particular order) to keep everyone entertained!
Image: Small Stories exhibition - Kaleidoscope
The hugely exciting Small Stories exhibition opens this Saturday at Norwich Castle (there’ll also be some great fringe events taking place at Strangers’ Hall). The exhibition, which is on tour from the Victoria & Albert Museum, is all about dolls houses of different sizes, types and styles – but the common theme with all of them is the incredible craftsmanship and detail that goes into each one! See historic houses, two Baby Houses (one of which is the Norwich Baby House – more info in our blog post here), modern-style houses and exhibits from local artists who have created their own ‘Dream Houses’ – it looks set to be absolutely brilliant. Find out more here.
Join the legendary swing and jive group, The Jive Aces, as they perform at the Maddermarket Theatre with a high energy, exciting show. You may have heard of them from their stint on Britain’s Got Talent – they were the first live band to reach the finals – and their award winning video, a cover of Bring Me Sunshine, which went viral. This is tipped to be a truly fun gig! Tickets £16; more details here.
Wheelchair Dance Taster Sessions have been taking place at The Garage in Norwich, and this Friday sees the last in the series, so if you want to get involved now is the time to book in! The session lasts 2 hours and costs £2 for ages 10 - 18 years. The Garage have specially created these sessions for young people who have physical disabilities or limited mobility, and hope to interest people in wheelchair dance with the aim of starting regular Wheelchair Dance Classes in the future. The dance tutors are trained by the Wheelchair Dance Association and are experienced dance practitioners. Find out more here.
This rock and blues duo are celebrating the release of their new single with a fantastic show this Saturday night. The Big Alabama will be bringing heavy drum beats, rocking guitar riffs and some special guests to OPEN, ready for a show to remember! Tickets £7 in advance; find out more here.
Here’s something quirky: this Saturday at 2pm join the Puppet Theatre for their Animal Glove Puppet Adult Sewing Workshop. For just £15 you can learn how to adapt a basic pattern to create your own glove puppet designs! If you’re no master at hand-sewing, then don’t worry as this workshop will be a great way to develop your skills and learn new stitches. For the more skilled, this workshop is a chance to let your imagination run wild as you create your own original puppet! More details here.
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