MON 11 - SUN 17 FEB
We’ve shortlisted the best things to do this week in Norfolk …..
Making Work, Work with The Freelance Mum, Bill’s Norwich, Wed 13th February
Ever wondered how they do it? Well, We Got This (Sometimes!) will show you how! With Annie Ridout (‘The Freelance Mum’) and Steph Douglas (Don’t Buy Me Flowers) as guest speakers, this event will help you to streamline your life, spend more time with your children, earn more, stress less and generally make the most of life. Unmissable stuff for anyone struggling with their work/life balance. We’ll be in the front row.
Tracey Thorn, UEA Literary Festival, Norwich, Wed 13th February
Fancy hearing from one half of Everything But The Girl? I know I do and lucky for us – Tracey Thorn is appearing at the UEA’s Literary Festival to chat about her third book – Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia.
Since 2007, Tracey has released three solo albums, one movie soundtrack, a clutch of singles and two books, including the Sunday Times bestselling memoir, Bedsit Disco Queen.
Book tickets £9.00
Rouse, Ye Women! Norwich Arts Centre, Wed 13th February
A folk opera that’s based around the true events of 1910, Rouse, Ye Women! is the story of Mary Macarthur and her group of women who took on the might of the government and won. Told through traditional songs and ballads, this is one that will stir the blood in your veins and leave you wanting to make the world a better place.
Book tickets from £10
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk, Jarrolds Norwich, Wed 13th February
This is the launch of the latest product in the hotly-anticipated Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk range. There’ll be demonstrations from the Senior Lead Artist at Jarrolds, and as the ticket price is redeemable against purchases, you can be the first to get your hands on the new goodies too. A makeup-lover’s dream!
Book tickets for £55 (redeemable against purchases on the night)
Nish Kumar, Kings Lynn Corn Exchange, Wed 13 February
We love him on the Mash Report, so expecting great things from Nish Kumar’s new show ‘It’s In Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves’. Satire, politics and mankind’s capacity for self-destruction – sounds like a good night!
Book tickets £24.00
Valentine’s At The Globe, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Thurs 14th February
We had to sneak one mention of Valentine’s in somewhere (after all, it is February!) but we’ve made it a good one. The Globe at Wells is offering a fabulous dinner, bed and breakfast package, so if you fancy escaping the crush of the city and heading out for a little romance and relaxation, this is the place to go. With boutique rooms, a stunning menu and the beautiful Norfolk coast on your doorstep, it doesn’t get more romantic than this!
Book online from £155
Music & Valentines dinner at the White Horse, Brancaster, Thurs 14th February
We couldn’t resist including a couple of Valentines events! The White Horse is one of our fav pub/hotels on the coast, such a beautifully romantic setting and if you’re in the mood for love – oysters are on the menu!
Plus live music from up and coming singer song writer Matty Haynes.
Book tickets £56 – £75 based on two people sharing two or three courses.
Valentine’s Special A Star is Born, West Acre Theatre, Fri 15th February
Fizz, nibbles and Bradley Cooper – erm we’re in!
Book tickets £12
Great Gatsby Valentine’s Soiree, Barnham Broom Hotel, Fri 15th – Sat 16th February
Ladies – grab your feather boas, glittering beads and flapper dresses and get ready to party Gatsby style!
Prohibition cocktail on arrival, two course meal and quick step into the early hours.
Book tickets £24.95
Calendar Girls: The Musical, Norwich Theatre Royal, Fri 15th – Sat 16th February
Gary Barlow and naked ladies! True, but there’s so much more to Calendar Girls than that. Featuring a host of famous faces – and other bodily parts – this is a show that will make you want to cry, laugh and sing from the rooftops. Take a group of girls and prepare to giggle all night. Read our preview interview here.
Book tickets from £10
Brutus Gold’s Love Train, The Open, Norwich, Sat 16th February
Brutus Gold’s Love Train has earned a reputation as the ultimate disco night: a multi-dimensional bundle of 70’s iconography, tongue in cheek comedy and fun. They’ve dazzled the likes of Tina Turner, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson at exclusive private parties and they’re now they’re in our fine city to convert the good people of Norwich back to the ways of Disco!
Book tickets £15
Mimi & the Mountain Dragon, Norwich Playhouse, Sat 16th February
Michael Morpugo’s wonderfully scripted puppet adventure comes to life at The Playhouse this February. Follow the tale of Mimi as she helps a baby dragon find his home in the snowy mountains of Switzerland. Absolutely enchanting.
Book tickets from £8.50
Boggle Wish Bonfire, BeWILDerwood, Sat 16th – Sun 24th February
BeWILDerwood kick-start their season with one of the hottest events in their calendar: the Boggle Wish Bonfire! Write your wish on a pinecone to send your thoughts twirling skywards towards the Twiggles in their treehouses and you never know what may happen next! This is the first of BeWILDerwood’s fun-packed half-term activities, so keep an eye out for everything that’s happening. Treetop Tangles, Wish Whirlers, Sky Mazes… there’s just too much to list here!
Book tickets from £8.95
Hansel & Gretel, Norwich Puppet Theatre, Sat 16th – Weds 20th February
The children’s classic is brought vividly to life through puppetry as Hansel and Gretel take a walk through the enchanted forest – but look out for the witch! With colourful scenery, a vivid soundtrack and masterful puppetwork, this show will delight all ages.
Book tickets from £6.50