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NOVEMBER

Lots of sparkly things to do this month!

Plus all the best guides to Christmas – lights switching on events, wreath making workshops and the best Christmas markets in Norfolk.

 

Downton Abbey, Sheringham Little Theatre, Tues 26th November
Just in case you missed it and because we love any chance to pop along to the lovely Sheringham Little Theatre!

 

Pre-Loved and Vintage Sale, Holt Community Centre, Weds 27th November
Grab yourself a bargain at this high end pre-loved sale at  Holt Community Centre. It’s North Norfolk after all!

 

Christmas Shopping Evenings, Holkham Hall, Thurs 28th November 
christmas shopping Soak up the wonderful atmosphere at Holkham Hall and shop for that perfect present. Glistening decorations, scented candles, cards, puddings, chutneys, festive hampers, jewellery, clothing and so much more!

 

Virgin Wines Tasting Event, OPEN Norwich, Thurs 28th November 
Fancy trying 100 different wines??? Pace yourself and get sniffing and swirling alongside the experts at Virgin Wines annual wine tasting.

 

Laura Mercier Masterclass, Jarrolds, Norwich, Thursday 28th November 

Get ready for the festive season with Laura Mercier Lead Trainer, Jessica Kohn. Enjoy an exclusive makeup masterclass to learn the tricks of the trade and discover the limited edition Christmas collection.

Book tickets: £15.00 with £10.00 redeemable against Laura Mercier purchases made on the evening

 

Fierce Babe Night Market, Norwich Arts Centre, Fri 29th November
The usual Fierce Babes hijinx with a bit of extra festive flare. Stalls from local, independent makers, vegan and gluten free food plus DJs and after party in the NAC bar!

 

The Snowman and the Snowdog Bricklive Tour, Banham Zoo, Sat 30th November – Sun 5th Janaury

The Snowman and The Snowdog brick trail is inspired by the much-loved animated film The Snowman and The Snowdog and will consist of 16 wonderful brick models. On selected dates, Father Christmas will also be making a special appearance in his brand new workshop.

Book tickets:  £14.50 (Adults) £10.85 (kids) Under 3’s FREE

 

The Soul Train, Open, Norwich, Sat 30th November 
The Norwich Soul Train is back – taking you on an uplifting journey filled with Funk, Soul, Disco and Motown classics!

Book tickets: £7-10

 

…And Is This a Dream? The Voice Project, St Mary’s Works, Sat 30th November 
This brand new staged piece from Norwich’s multi award-winning Voice Project Choir is to be set in the old shoe factory, which should make for some pretty spectacular acoustics!

 

Christmas Party Nights, Barnham Broom Hotel, Sat 30th Novemberchristmas party

Looking for some pre organised Christmas fun? Barnham Broom have a range of Christmas events including their Saturday party nights which includes a four course meal and live band, Agent Orange.

Book tickets: £ 56.95 –  6th December, 14th December and 21st December too!

 

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Gin & Rum Festival, St Andrews and Blackfriars Hall, Norwich, Fri 1st & Sat 2nd November

Taste buds at the ready – the UK’s largest Gin & Rum Festival tour is coming to Norwich. Exercise caution and pace yourself!

Book tickets: £12 (per session)

 

Fleamarket, Kings Lynn Corn Exchange, Sat 2nd November

If you love a rummage and a quirky bargain – the Kings Lynn Fleamarket has everything from postcards and books to classic toys and antiques. Celebrating it’s 35th year – that’s impressive bargain hunting.

Tickets on the door: £1.50 (under 16’s free)

 

DJ Scott Mills, Fireworks After Party, Open, Norwich, Sat 2nd November 

Expect all the unforgettable chart favourites from S Club 7 and Backstreet Boys to Oasis and Blur. Throw in a few movie/TV soundtracks such as Pulp Fiction and The Fresh Prince – Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills is getting the party started!

Book tickets: £20 (be quick as last release)

 

GRL DEM Presents: Día de los Muertos, a Day of the Dead Fiesta PT. 2! Norwich Arts Centre, Sat 2nd November 

Raising the underground over ground: World, Disco, Funk, Soul, Garage, Hip Hop, Reggae, Dancehall, Jungle, Tropical Bass, Bootlegs & Mashups.

Book tickets: £13.50

 

Norfolk’s Creative Wedding Fair, Holkham Hall, Sun 3rd November 

Bubbly on arrival, live music, masterclasses, gentlemen’s chill area with games and cocktail making classes – this isn’t your bog standed wedding show and perfect for the stylish couple looking for the most vibrant wedding creatives in Norfolk.

Free – register your place

 

Shakespeare Schools Festival, Norwich Playhouse, Mon 4th to Wed 6th November

Shakespeare schools festivalThe world’s largest youth drama festival and the Norwich Playhouse is showcasing various youth productions including Romeo and Juliet and King Lear. Pop on down and support young people in the arts!

Book Tickets: £9.95 with concessions and group discount available

 

A Woman of No Importance, Theatre Royal Norwich, Mon 4th to Sat 9th November 

Funny and engaging, this bold production explores innocence and morality through Wilde’s glittering wit and masterful language. Described as ‘wonderfully moving’ with ‘effortless wit, wisdom and waspishness’ sounds like a production not to be missed.

Book Tickets: from £10

 

Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest…, Kings Lynn Corn Exchange, Tues 5th November

Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy at Kings Lynn’s Corn Exchange. You’re invited to join him as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children!

Book Tickets: £26.50

 

Norwich Film Festival, various venues across Norwich, Wed 6th – Sun 17th November 

Over 155 incredible films and 44 events happening during the city’s 9th annual Film Festival. A creative mix of award winning short and feature films, industry talks and panel discussions – too many to mention here but well worth taking a scroll! Big names include actors David Morrissey and Michael Smiley.

Book tickets: from £12.50 – £60.00

 

Talking Taboos, Norwich Arts Centre, Weds 6th November 

Talking Taboos at the Norwich Arts Centre  is a set of true-story monologues presented as a radio drama series. Actors, mental health advocates & charity spokespeople aim to spark discussion about subjects such as addiction, alcoholism, grief, infertility and domestic abuse.

Free

 

Love Your Style Fashion Show, Oaklands Hotel, Norwich, Thurs 7th November

Oaklands Hotel is hosting a pop up vintage sale and charity fashion show, showcasing vintage, retro, sustainable and up-cycled clothing. All ticket proceeds go to breast cancer care.

Book Tickets: £3 (free entry from 10 – 4pm,)

 

Elf University, intu Chapelfield, Thurs 7th November to Sun 1st December

Become your best elf at intu Chapelfield’s university with masterclasses in elf clothing and festive food prep plus Santa will be flying in on the 1st December for a special graduation ceremony.

Free for intu Chapelfield family club members – but don’t worry it’s easy to join and well worth it to buy you some extra shopping time!

 

Snapdragon – Little People, Big Experiences, Norwich Castle, Fri 8th November

snap dragonMeet Snap, the castle dragon, as he goes on his adventures through the Castle to explore the collections, sing songs, hear stories, be creative and have lots of fun!

Book Tickets: £3.50 ( 2-4 year olds, accompanying adult goes free)

 

Big Boom Fireworks, Norwich, Fri 8th November 

The biggest and best in the county – sparks will fly over Norwich Castle. For the best seat in the house, head to our Muddy Award Winning Bar – the Roof Top Gardens in Norwich.

Book tickets: Adults £20 Children £10 and includes a hot spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate plus BBQ. Doors open at 6pm. Big Boom is free!

 

Festive Gift & Food Show, Norfolk Showground, Fri 8th to Sun 10th November 

Think Christmas on steroids and with everything from chocolate to jewellery to gin – you could get all your Christmas shopping done in one hit.

Book Tickets: adults day tickets £5.50 online or £7 OTD (concessions and child prices available)

 

Norwich Creative Market, St Andrews Hall, Norwich, Sat 9th November 

Pick up a sustainable Christmas present or two with over 90 exhibitors from across Norfolk and East Anglia. Everything is handmade with love or from a small batch designer collection.

Free 

 

Interior Designs Masterclass, Cosy Club, Sat 9th November 

This event from the lovely ladies at ‘We Got This (Sometimes)’ is right up our street. A day of inspirational talks from industry experts on discovering your homes personality to colour schemes to up-cycling old furnishings. Finished off with a rather lovely floral wreath making workshop.

Book Tickets: £75

 

Winter Fayre, Wymondham College, Sat 9th November 

Featuring some of the County’s finest award winning artists, crafters, designers & artisans. Plus activities for children and free entertainment from special guest perfomer The Yarnsmith of Norwich – as seen at the British Museum.

Tickets: £1 OTD for Adults

A Taste of Honey, Theatre Royal Norwich, Tues 12th to Sat 16th November

A women of no importance
This exciting new musical is a gritty depiction of working-class life in post-war Britain set to a blues, soul and jazz soundtrack. An exhilarating portrayal of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a deprived and restless world. It’s absolutely not one to miss!
Book Tickets: from £10
Christmas Lights Switch On, Norwich, Thursday 14th November
The Christmas lights are switched on at 7pm, followed by the traditional burst of fireworks from Jarrolds and City Hall’s rooftops. Plus the tunnel of light outside the forum comes alight too!
Free

Boudica, Maddermarket, Norwich, Fri 15th – Sat 23rd November

She’s the ultimate symbol of female girl power in Norfolk and is being brought back to life this month by the Norwich Players. This action-packed drama sheds new light on a legend of East Anglia – queen, warrior and rebel!

Craft Food and Gift Fair, Sandringham House, Fri 15th to Sun 17th November

Sandringham’s Christmas Crafts Fair is a full day out with live music, kids’ crafts, a magical owl display and N&J Shires. Plus a magical display of ice sculptures, a huge food hall and over 150 crafters. Not forgetting Father Christmas and his reindeer plus the pièce de résistance – take a ride in a unicorn-drawn carriage!
Book Tickets: £9 Adults and £3 for Kids

Jimmy Carr, Terribly Funny, Kings Lynn Corn Exchange, Sat 16th November

jimmy carrJimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things – you’ve been warned!

Book tickets: £31.00 (aged 16+)

Moonbeam on a Cat’s Ear, Norwich Puppet Theatre, Sat 16th November 

Moonbeam on a Cat’s Ear is a visual journey into an exciting world of dreams and imagination! This Puppet Theatre production is for all ages and is described as ‘a joy for anyone whose inner child still lurks near the surface.’
Book Tickets: from £10

Afternoon Tea with Milly J’s Shoes, The Maids Head Hotel, Norwich, Sun 17th November Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, followed by a workshop by award winning Emily, from Milly J’s Shoes to design a pair of “Shoe Clips” which you get to take home.Book tickets: £45.00

 

Preloved Kilo, Open, Norwich, Sun 17th November 
yellow pink grey brown vintage leather jacketsWe love a bit of sustainable fashion and here’s your chance to rummage through 6 tonnes of carefully selected preloved, vintage & retro clothing. At £15 per kilo you’re doing your bit for the environment and your pocket!
Scolt Head Suppers: Annual Celebration of Seafood, The White Horse, Mon 18th November 
 The White Horse Inn in Brancaster Staithe are hosting their annual Seafood Celebrations this month – 5 gourmet courses with complimenting wines.
Book Places: £59.50 (with wine to match)

Flo & Joan, Norwich Playhouse, Tues 19th & Wed 20th November 

Much more than the sisters from the Nationwide ad, these ladies have had sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, London’s Soho Theatre and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Bringing to Norwich their dark and waggish songs – this is a Muddy must!

 

An Evening with Peter Andrew, Mercure Hotel, Norwich, Thurs 21st November 
peter andre
Love him or hate him, I reckon this will be an incredibly interesting evening. Interviewed by Claire Powell, Peter will talk about his life, his career, and his many great experiences! I’m thinking how much will he spill on Kate P and will he be taking his top off???

Book tickets: £22.00 – £60.00

 

On Your Feet, Theatre Royal Norwich, Tues 19th – Sat 23rd November
Direct from London and featuring many of the original West End cast, this is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. Charting their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom, it includes all the smash hits – ‘Rhythm Is Gonna Get You’, ‘Conga’, ‘Get On Your Feet’, ‘Don’t Want To Lose You Now’ ‘Dr.Beat’ and ‘1-2-3’.
Book tickets: £24 – £47.00

 

The Scarecrow’s Wedding, Norwich Playhouse, Tues 19th to Sun 24th November 
We love a bit of Julia Donaldson and this farmyard love story promises wit, drama, live music and wedding bells. The Playhouse have ‘relaxed performances’ for children on the autistic spectrum condition or with learning disabilities. More information about these are available here!
Book Tickets: £11.50 (with group concessions)

 

Wine Wednesday, Wallow, Norwich, Wed 20th November (every Wed)
plonk lit up sigh and wine bottle fridges
 As if we needed an excuse!  Pop along to Wallow on Exchange Street for 25% off all wine between 5-9pm!

 

La Belle Époque, Cinema City, Weds 20th November
man and women on bicycle Classic French romcom La Bélle Epoque is at Cinema City this month. If you haven’t seen it, it’s all gorgeous sets, romance and nostalgia. It will make you think – would you go back and change things for love?

 

Alexander Armstrong, All Mouth & Some Trousers, Kings Lynn Corn Exchange, Sat 23rd November 
Something for the mums – Alexander Armstrong embarks on his first ever stand-up tour and talks about a career that has taken him from Armstrong & Miller, to presenting, documentary making, singing and – ultimately – taking his rightful place as the Voice Of Toilet Duck.

Book tickets: £29.50

 

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