This Month – November
Here’s our Muddy round up of ‘What’s On in Norfolk’ this November. Plus check out our Culture Vulture Guide taking you to the end of 2018 with stacks of theatre, film, music and art!
The Snail And The Whale, Norwich Playhouse, Fri 23rd November – Sun 2nd December
The Snail And The Whale has been lovingly adapted from the children’s book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and is the heartwarming story of the adventures of two very unlikely friends. This show has the feelgood factor for all the family!
Book tickets £11.50
Figs In Wigs Presents Often On Stage, Norwich Arts Centre, Weds 28th November
(Photo: Rosie Collins)
Figs In Wigs are mean, green, laugh-a-minute machines, and this time they’re exploring the world of the stage through dance, choreography and some serious hair issues. Bonkers fun.
Book tickets £4-£12
The Scummy Mummies Christmas Show, Norwich Playhouse, Thurs 29th November
The Scummy Mummies are back with their special brand of scummy stand-up! With rave reviews from The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and more, this is just the show to kickstart your scummy festive season. Sit back and prepare to laugh!
Book tickets exclusively through We Got This for £18
Candlelight Tours, Holkham Hall, Thurs 29th November
Experience the beauty of Holkham Hall in all its Christmas glory as you meander through the state rooms by candlelight! Marvel at the winter wonderland of the Statue Gallery and see the hall transformed into a magical festive spectacle. Oh, and tickets include a mince pie and a glass of Prosecco too. Perfect!
Book tickets for £20 (children £12)
Virgin Wines Live Tasting Event, OPEN Norwich, Thurs 29th November
Over 100 different wines in one place sounds pretty good to us – and if it sounds good to you too, then make sure you’re at the Virgin Wines event at OPEN this November. Plus there’s a free bottle of wine for any orders placed. Cheers!
Book tickets for £20
Art Fair East, St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, Thurs 29th November – Sunday 2nd December
In need of some quiet culture in the pre-Christmas chaos? Immerse yourself in the cloisters of St Andrew’s Hall to take in exhibitions of regional and international artists, talk to those behind the creations and purchase some new pieces for your walls. After all, Christmas decorations don’t have to be limited to baubles, right?
Tickets £3.50 on the door
What you’ve missed!
Oliver! Maddermarket Norwich, Weds 31st Oct – Sat 3rd November
Oliver! has to be one of the most-loved musicals of all time, and the Maddermarket have done the original stage show proud. Packed full of everyone’s favourite classics, this is a riotous romp of a production. We want some more!
Every Women Vintage Show, Oaklands Hotel, Norwich Thurs 1st November
The Fabulous Miss K is on a mission to show women how vintage can be an everyday part of our wardrobe. After the show there’s a chance to shop the catwalk and pick up some real beautiful pieces at a fraction of the high street cost.
Book tickets £8.00
The Ronnie Scott’s All-Stars, Norwich Playhouse, Fri 2nd November
A fan of jazz? This night at the Norwich Playhouse is simply unmissable. It’s The Ronnie Scott’s All-Stars, bringing you the best of The Great American Songbook through narration, archive photography and of course, top-notch jazz!
Book tickets for £21 (concessions £19)
The Most Unusual Wedding Fair, Godwick Great Barn, Godwick, Sun 4th November
Bringing together the most unusual and creative wedding suppliers in the beautiful setting of Godwick Great Barn. Catering for all tastes – quirky, boho, rustic, whimsical, country, festival – you name it they’ve got it covered with over 40 fabulous local suppliers from the East of England. Makes me want to get married again!
Book tickets – FREE (but you need to register)
In Conversation With Christopher Ecclestone, OPEN Norwich, Tues 6th November
The man who put the ‘oooooo!’ into Doctor Who comes to Norfolk as part of the Norwich Film Festival and will be holding a Q&A session at OPEN. Ideal for Doctor fans, film buffs and anyone with an appreciation of a good set of chiselled cheekbones, so if you can stop staring for long enough to form a sentence, reserve your place now.
Book tickets for £15
Bakers & Larners Wine & Food Fair, Holt, Thurs 8th November
Bakers & Larners have got everything you need to tantalise your Christmas tastebuds, and it’s there for your sampling pleasure at their Wine & Food Fair! Stock up in readiness for the festive season or simply spoil yourself with a scrumptious treat or two. Yum!
Book tickets for £5
Awful Auntie, Norwich Theatre Royal, Thurs 8th – Sat 10th November
Watch out – Awful Auntie’s about! David Walliams’ tale of Stella and her adventures with Aunt Alberta will captivate audiences of all ages (including aunties!)
Wymondham College Winter Fayre, Wymondham College, Sat 10th November
Wymondham College’s eighth annual Winter Fayre will be packed to the rafters with over 50 award-winning craft and gift stalls, and with family fun and entertainment from the Yarnsmith Of Norfolk, there’ll be something for everyone to see. Now, can someone point us in the direction of the cake stalls…?
Entry is £1 for adults and free for children and students
The Norfolk Festive Gift & Food Show, The Norfolk Showground, Sat 10th – Sun 11th November
The Norfolk Festive Gift & Food Show promises to be the biggest festive show in the area – and with 250 exhibitors, we’re sure they’re not wrong! We’re not quite sure how to start listing everything that’s on offer at the show, as there’s simply so much to do, so the best thing is to turn up and see for yourselves!
Book tickets for £5
Holt Christmas Lights, Holt Town Centre, Weds 14th November
If you’re in the mood for some festive sparkle, head up to the coast to see the Holt Christmas Lights – the town has never looked more beautiful and it’s a wonderful excuse for a little bit of shopping too. A present for them, a present for us. That’s how it goes, isn’t it?
Brendan Cole’s All Night Long, King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, Weds 14th November
Our favourite Strictly bad boy is back with his new show, All Night Long – and all the reviews suggest that it’s his best one yet! Whether you like a tantalising Tango or a whimsical Waltz, prepare to be swept off your feet in a breathtaking music and dance extravaganza. We’re sold!
Norwich Christmas Switch-On, City Hall, Thurs 15th November
Click! The Norwich Christmas Switch-On will see entertainment across the city and in front of City Hall when the Christmas lights are officially turned on. Watch out for a programme of events nearer the time – after all, you don’t want to miss the visit from Father Christmas…
The Freddie Hall Band, The Hoste Arms, Fri 16th November
The Hoste Arms is one of Muddy’s favourite destinations and they’re holding an evening of fabulous music from the Freddie Hall Band with a three-course dinner available too! Freddie is a renowned Motown singer who has performed with the likes of Aretha Franklin, so if you like a food with a dash of soul, then this is the event for you!
Book tickets for £55 or £15 for music only
The Sandringham Christmas Craft, Food & Gift Fair, Sandringham, Fri 16th – Sun 18th November
Living Heritage Craft Fairs presents a sparkly winter wonderland in the middle of the Sandringham estate, so if you want to get ahead with your Christmas shopping, pop along to browse over three hundred stalls packed with crafty and nibbly gifts! There’ll be live music and top chefs will be sharing their recipes – and who knows? Santa may even make an appearance too…
The Dreamboys, King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, Sat 17th November
Come on, girls – do we REALLY have to tell you what this is?! There’s no better pre-Christmas treat than The Dreamboys live on stage, so get your tickets for those front-row seats now! It’ll be worth every penny…
Little Vintage Lover Fair, The Great Hospital Norwich, Sun 18th November
Little Vintage Lover Fair finds a new home in The Great Hospital and it’s the perfect setting for the ultimate treat for lovers of all things past. Expect fashion, lifestyle, homeware and gifts from 1920s – 1980s, all with a backdrop of music and mince pies. Vintage bliss.
Entry is £2 on the door
Camille O’Sullivan: Where Are We Now? Norwich Playhouse, Mon 19th Nov
Camille O’Sullivan is nothing short of a musical force of nature: a mad, beautiful storytelling songstress inspired by David Bowie, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen. This is a performance that will leaving you laughing, crying and wanting both her voice and her wardrobe. Spellbinding.
Book tickets for £20
The Nutcracker, Norwich Theatre Royal, Wed 21st – Sat 24th November
You know Christmas is officially here when The Nutcracker takes to the stage! This captivating classic is presented by Northern Ballet and will sweep you away into a world of magic and enchantment. Prepare to be dazzled!
Christmas Shopping Evenings, Holkham Hall, Thurs 22nd November
Complimentary mulled wine and mince pies and 10% off your Christmas shopping at the Holkham Hall gift shop – what’s not to love? Tick a few items off your present list with an evening out and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of the Hall too. Make mine a scented candle, please…
The Big Norwich Style & Swap, OPEN Norwich, Thurs 22nd November
Bring along unwanted clothes and exchange them for others? If that sounds as good to you as it does to us, then head down to OPEN for New-U’s Style and Swap, where there’ll also be fashion shows, drinks and music for your swap-shopping pleasure! Tickets include a glass of prosecco and you’re sure to pick up a bargain. Dive in – we’ll see you there!
Book tickets for £12.50
Wells Christmas Tide Festival, Wells-Next-The Sea, Sat 24th November
The Wells Christmas Tide Festival is the biggest event in their festive calendar and the whole of the town is turning out to celebrate! Expect a fairground, music, entertainment and dancing from 10am as the streets come alive, so make sure you’re there to join in the fun!
Christmas Fair, Holt Hall, Sat 24th – Sun 25th November
Picture a blazing log fire, a 15ft Christmas tree and over fifty stalls, and you have the Holt Hall Christmas fair. Lose yourself in the gorgeous rooms of the Hall whilst enjoying the best of local food and crafts. We can almost smell the mulled wine from here!
Book tickets £3