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Mon 11 - Sun 17 June 2018

Royal Opera House Live screening of Swan Lake, Cinema City, Norwich, Tues 12 Juneswan lake ballet dancing The Royal Opera House streamed direct to Cinema City – I love a bit of London Culture on my  doorstep.  Just in case you don’t know the story – Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.Book tickets £17.50 – £22 (members only)


Yoga Thursdays, Blicking Hall, Thurs 14 June 

Yoga in the gardens of Blickling Hall – wow what a beautiful setting to relax and find your zen! Every Thursday throughout June at 9.15am or 10.30am choose between a beginners, Vinyasa Flow or yoga for core and conditioning.

Book session £10


Grumpy Old Women: To The Rescue, Norwich Playhouse, Fri 15 June three women in super hero costumes

Not so much the ‘old’ but certainly the grumpy, I’m looking forward to seeing this new comedy from the mistresses of grump aka Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane & Lizzie Roper.   

Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge (anyone else furiously nodding), the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement, free at last to practise their extreme colouring-in, ukelele orchestra and novelty fudge- making.

But with the world in a bigger mess than ever before, is there anything that can tempt them off their backsides to unleash their superpowers and once more come to the rescue?!

Super Women Unite!

Book tickets £25

Silent Disco, Norwich Arts Centre, Fri 15 June silent disco headphones

And why not, sounds like a great opportunity to dance like nobody’s watching!

Book tickets £6 – £9


Family Silent Disco, Norwich Arts Centre, Sat 16 June 

family silent disco

Mixing up Disney, Pop and Indie favourites, get your glitter on and show the kids your ‘big box – little box’ dance moves.

Book tickets £4 – £7.50
The ArtyCocktail, The Old Boathouse Cafe, Old Hunstanton, Sat 16 June 
Let your creativity run wild at this fab new evening being held at our Muddy Award 2018 Best Cafe. Artist Jacky Hutson will help you find your inner artist while sipping on a cocktail or two!
Book tickets £20 (BYO) or 07817 535809
The Norwich Art Car Boot, Redwell Brewery, Norwich, Sun 17 June 
Norwich Art Car Boot
Combining the best of Norwich Art, Beer, Food and Music – what’s not to love??

I’ve been to the Norwich Art Car Boot for the past couple of years and it’s a great opportunity to bag some local indie art, catch up with friends and sample some yummy street food – uber cool Father’s Day outing!

Entry Free but this is a not for profit guys – so donations welcome.


Dad’s Den Building Competiton, Fairhaven Woodland & Watergardens, Sun 17 June

Who can build the best den? Capitalising on the whole ‘dad competitiveness’ – great idea Fairhaven!

Sounds like a great bonding afternoon for dads and their kids, I’m off to the spa!

Book tickets £3.95 – £6.95 (members free)


Brian Clarke: The Art Of Life, The Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, Sun 17 June – Sun 14 Oct 

stained glass screen

Other than admiring them in a church stained glass is probably not something I’ve given much thought to.  However, when you see the images and learn that Brian Clarke’s stained glass screens are considered to represent the most significant artistic and technical breakthrough in the history of this thousand year old medium, it suddenly becomes a must see this summer.
Another great coup by the Sainsbury Centre!

Book tickets – price TBC


Great Yarmouth Arts Festival, Great Yarmouth, Fri 8 – Sun 17 Jun

superb circus sign bright colourful lights

This will be the sixth Great Yarmouth Arts Festival and this year they’re celebrating 250 years of the circus. I’m picturing ‘The Greatest Showman’ and therefore hope the line up of life-size elephants, visual art displays, circus acts, live music and street food will not disappoint.

There’s a whole programme of free and ticketed events, click here for more information.


Lynn Chadwick: Beasts, The Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, Fri 11 May – Fri 31 August 

metal beast sculpture

The Sainsbury Centre Sculpture Park is a must this summer! In addition to the fabulous Anthony Gormley Exhibition they’ve now  welcomed three striking sculptures by leading British sculptor Lynn Chadwick (1914–2003) to take up residence in its East End garden.

These three “Beasts” (Crouching Beast II, Lion I and Beast Alerted I) are monumental animals captured in various states of action, made of welded stainless-steel sheets.

Muddy tip – built in BBQ’s by the lake make the perfect place for a little informal get together with friends on a Sunday afternoon!


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