MON 10 - SUN 16 FEB
Love is in the air this week and we have 14 things to do to get your heart racing!
Art Deco by the Sea, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, Mon 10th February to Sun 14th June
A major new exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre exploring how ‘Art Deco’ shaped the modern seaside town during the 1920s and 1930s.
Book Tickets: £13
Paul Smith – Following! Epic Studios, Norwich, Weds 12th February
His first national tour in 2018 took him from circuit act to one of the biggest selling names in UK stand-up. Paul Smith returns to Norwich for another night of hilarity!
Book Tickets: £25
The Doors: Break on Thru, Cinema City, Norwich, Weds 12th February
Part documentary, concert and film – Break On Thru – A Celebration Of Ray Manzarek captures the 2016 tribute performance in Los Angeles by surviving Doors members John Densmore and Robby Krieger. Rare footage and guest musicians from the Foo Fighters, X, Paul McCartney’s Band, Gov’t Mule and more!
Book Tickets: £17.50 (concessions available)
Where’s My Happy Ending? Anna Whitehouse and hubbie Matt Farquharson, Jarrolds, Norwich, Thurs 13th February
Join Insta sensations and Sunday Times best selling authors Anna and Matt (@mother_pukka & @papa_pukka) for an honest journey through their experiences in love and marriage, social media and small children as they navigate the muddy waters of modern romance. Welcome G&T from St Giles Gin plus Q&A and book signing.
Book Tickets: £25 includes latest book – Where’s My Happy Ending? Happily ever after & how the heck to get there!
Love Light Norwich, Thurs 13th – Sat 15th February
City of Stories have commissioned Love Light Norwich – a bright new festival bringing internationally renowned light artworks, interactive installations, live music, light and a fire performance for three nights of fun for all the family. Dont miss the Love Light Parade – French troubadours Picto Facto bring Lampaphadores – a fantastical colourful world of inflatable characters with gleeful childish wonder to the streets of Norwich on Sat 14th Feb.
Jack Valentine Revealed, Museum of Norwich, Bridewell, Thurs 13th February
History lovers – learn the story behind this mischievous mythical Norfolk legend. Dating back to late 19th Century, Norfolk folk have been celebrating Valentine’s Eve with much merriment and sharing of love tokens for all, not just love interests.
As part of Love Light Norwich, the Museum of Norwich will be bringing the story to life with light and shadows.
Step into their courtyard and all will be revealed!
FREE but tickets must be booked in advance. Family-friendly and lasts ten minutes!
Glitter Ball Disco, Warwick Street Social, Norwich, Friday 14th February
Grab the glitter and sparkle this Valentine’s with food and a Glitterball Disco at the Warwick Street Social. Live DJ’s from Disco Juice. If eating is cheating – just turn up and party!
Book: £45pp for 4 course meal
Pop up Valentine’s at the Bowling House, Norwich, Fri 14th February
Bowl over your lover with a romantic meal at the Bowling House in Norwich. There’s an intimate sharing menu on offer including seductive desserts and a range of romance-infused cocktails.
Book: £45 per couple or six small plates and optional bowling (must book a lane)
DAZE presents A Love Story, Norwich Arts Centre, Fri 14th February
Join House of Daze as they explore the full spectrum of queer love and relationships in glorious technicolour. Prepare to be spoiled rotten with heartfelt performances from Norwich’s drag superstars and catwalk competitions galore!
Book Tickets: £8 adv & £10 OTD
Anti Valentines, Open Norwich, Fri 14th February
Meh to Valentines? Head to OPEN for their Anti-Valentine’s Day party and indulge in a playlist of classic break up songs. Their resident lonely hearts DJ will be taking requests just like school discos circa 1988!
Book: Earlybird ticket £8 including a glass of prosecco (before 10pm)
Fishy Valentine’s, Grosvenors Fish Bar, Norwich, Fri 14th February
Don’t be filthy! It’s a romantic two-tiered sharing banquet at the Grosvenor fish bar including a bottle of prosecco!
Book Places: £30
February Fair, St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, Sat 15th February
The Norwich Brocante returns for its first fair in 2020. Over 50 sellers offering an eclectic mix of affordable and quality antiques and collectables including fine art and vintage clothing.
Woods, Trees, Birds and Bees – Half Term Family Fun, Holkham Hall, Sat 15th to Sun 23rd February
Head to Holkham Hall and immerse your family in nature with a whole host of events from bush craft to nature trails to high ropes. Something for everyone.
Book Tickets: £2.5o for children & £5 adults
Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone’s Watching, Norwich Playhouse, Fri 14th & Sat 15th February
Suzi Ruffell has made a name for herself by turning tragedy and anxiety into big laughs. This year she is actually happy but the world is still completely f**ked – so don’t worry, it won’t be too joyous. A mix of storytelling, observations, a dash of social politics and a lovely routine about a smear test. Perfect Anti- Valentine’s girlie night out!
Book tickets: from £15