Celebrate the great thaw by putting your sensible shoes on and heading to one of Norwich's great (and varied) events this week!
Northern Lights - The UEA Symphony Orchestra at St Andrews Hall
Friday 9th March, 7.30 pm
You are warmly invited to join the UEA symphony orchestra to see in spring with a beautiful evening of music at the atmospheric St Andrews Hall.
Under the direction of UEA Director of Music Stuart Dunlop, the 70-strong orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s Overture-Fantasia Romeo and Juliet, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor Op. 16 and Sibelius’ Symphony No.1 in E Minor Op. 39. In addition, the UEA Symphony Orchestra will be joined in their performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto by pianist Anna Geniushene. See more here.
Tickets £4 - £12
Bootleg Swing at Norwich Arts Centre
Friday 9th March, 8pm
Don your speakeasy best and swing into the weekend…
Step back in time to the days of Tommy Shelby, Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, where the attire was flat caps lined with razor blades or fedoras and tommy guns. Ain’t no prohibition here. Obscured from the prying eyes of the law, this speakeasy (disguised as a church) eludes illicit drinking and loosening morals.
Expect opulence, feathers, pearls, tassels, gigglewater and moonshine.
National Gardens Scheme Opening at Raveningham Gardens
Sunday 11th March, 11am
On Sunday (Mother’s Day), Raveningham Gardens will be open in aid of the National Garden’s Scheme. This beautiful private home is set in an acres of garden which you are free to wander, which is itself the product of a personal labour of love by the family who live there.
Visit the peaceful, elegant 18th century Walled Kitchen Garden with its large glasshouses, the views across the lake established at the turn of the Millennium and the contemporary sculpture in the gardens. Plus, there is an exceptional tea room. I visited myself a few weeks ago and loved it - find out more here.
Entry is adult £5, concessions £4.50 and children under 16 free.
Lovers’ Leap at The Assembly House
From Tuesday 13th of March to 17th of March
“Sarah is visiting her sister, Helen, for the weekend aiming to decide whether to marry - or just live with - Cedric. Helen's estranged husband, Roger, is also coming, and he is looking for a divorce. In order to persuade her sister to marry Cedric, Helen encourages Roger to pose as the devoted returning husband. What could possibly go wrong?”
Performed by the Great Hall Theatre Company, the Assembly House will be hosting this arena style show, in a beautiful Georgian setting.
Various times - Tickets: £10, ages 16 and under £7
Tom Stade: I Swear at Norwich Playhouse
Tuesday 13th March, 8pm
Tom’s show ‘I Swear’, smashed it at Edinburgh Fringe last Summer, straight into an almost sell out 60 date Autumn/ Winter Tour, ending the year with 3 hilarious nights at The Leicester Square Theatre – By popular demand, Tom Stade has added new tour dates for 2018 of this stellar comedy show!
As seen on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and The John Bishop Show!
Tickets: £17.50 (+ £1.50 per transaction when tickets are posted)
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