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5 Things to do this week

Dance on Friday, gritty puppets on Saturday, smooth Jazz on Sunday. What's not to love? 


Exhibitions at Fairhaven Garden

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Image Credit: Sandra Derry

The watery and beautiful Fairhaven Garden will be looking its wintery finest in the January sunshine, and this coming week you can catch two exhibitions there too. Until the 28th you will be able to see the Hobland Arts Collective Exhibition, where you’ll be able to see ceramics, glasswork and painting. After that – beginning on the 30th of January and ending on the 4th – catch gentle, illustrative landscapes by Janice Lacey and Sandra Derry.


Soul Train at OPEN
Friday 26th January

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Dress up and get down on Friday, and join Soul Train on their uplifting journey filled with Funk, Soul, Disco and Motown classics. Expect dancers, extra lighting and visuals, soul train danceway, dance offs, and makeup artists on hand, offering 60s, 70s and 80s looks for those of us that can’t nail our own eyeliner.



Boris & Sergey’s Vaudevillian Adventure, Norwich Puppet Theatre
Saturday 27th January, 8pm

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As this blog goes up, there are still tickets left for this dark, hilarious and very innovative performance of Bunraku poetry. Performed by Flabbergast Theatre, who believe all theatre should be ‘engaging and sweaty’, this is puppetry like you’ve never seen it before. Read more about them here (or just go right ahead and book a pair of tickets…)



Tony O’Malley at The Rooftop Garden
Sunday 28th January

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Wind down the weekend in style at the Rooftop garden, with "food for the soul"; music by Tony O'Malley. 

Tony's distinctive vocals and funky piano playing have always been key to the sound of UK Soul Pioneers, Kokomo. Now, these skills come to the fore with his own band, in which he’s accompanied by some of Britain’s brightest young talent: Richie Aikman on guitar, Sonny Winslow on bass and Ally McDougal on the drums. Music only tickets are available for £12.50, or for £42.50 get yourself a table in the restaurant and settle in for an evening of music and delicious sharing platters... 


An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson, Norwich Theatre Royal
Tuesday 30th of January, 7.30pm

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See cultural icon Michael Parkinson, in conversation with his son – Mike – as he shares some of his biggest memories and greatest interviews. Illustrated with highlights from the Parkinson archive, this will be a great chance to follow the legendary talk-show host’s story, from his humble upbringing in a Yorkshire mining town to becoming a ratings hit on Saturday night, talking to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Marlon Brando and Muhammed Ali.




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