MON 13 - SUN 19 MAY
Lots of fun things to do this week!
Norfolk & Norwich Festival, various locations, Fri 10 – Sun 26 May
Muddy loves May – two bank holidays plus the N&N Festival brings the county alive with outdoor events, unique theatre, dance, circus, music, visual arts and so much more. Lots of local talent plus artists from across the world come to share their ideas and celebrate the arts. Events will be happening across the Norfolk in theatres, galleries, gardens and stately homes plus of course centre stage – The Adnams Speigaltent in Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich. It’s an eclectic menu of things to do – including lots for families and a plethora of free stuff.
Luckily Muddy has reviewed the programme and picked out a few of our Muddy highlights. We’ll be popping up across the festival to keep you posted on all the cool stuff!
Book tickets: price varies
Speaking Out & Fitting In, Norwich Arts Centre, Weds 15th May
Alice D’Lumiere is in a fix. What do you do if you just want to be anonymous but you can’t resist the urge to stand out? You write a one-person show that includes cabaret, burlesque, prose, verse, stockings, feet and gender fluidity. It’s far from normal. But then, what did you expect?
Book tickets (Pay What You Can Afford)
The Norfolk Country Show & The Norfolk Festival Of Dogs, Eaton Park, Sat 18th May
Round up the family and head across to the Norfolk Country Show at Eaton Park for a day of – deep breath – cheesemaking, fly-fishing, storytelling, falconry, Bake-Off winners, cookery demos, motorbikes, reptiles, live bands, sheep fun (did we mention the cheesemaking?) We could go on for quite a while. And if that’s not enough, there’s the Norfolk Festival Of Dogs too, with agility acts, sausage-eating contests, vets4pets, fun dog classes…you get the picture. In short, you’d be barking mad to miss it!
Book tickets (prices vary)
Beverley Knight, Norwich Theatre Royal, Sat 18th May
The Queen Of British Soul takes to the stage at Norwich Theatre Royal with those showstopping vocals that have won countless awards and millions of fans. Whether you’re a fan of her studio albums, her West End performances or her collaborations with artists such as Jools Holland, Chaka Khan and Take That, you’ll be wowed!
Book tickets (prices vary)
Crab & Lobster Festival, Sheringham & Cromer Town Centres, Sat 18th – Sun 19th May
Get crabtastic on our North Norfolk coast with this celebration of everything seaside! Spend the weekend munching your way through the best of local fish, meats, cakes and more whilst you listen to live bands and enjoy fun family activities and entertainment. Oh, and don’t forget to enter the Cromer Crab Sandwich competition on Sunday…
Wedding Open Morning, Holkham Hall, Sun 19th May
Getting hitched? Head to Holkham Hall for a sneaky look around one of the most beautiful wedding venues that Norfolk has to offer, where the team will be on hand to answer all your questions about your big day. Afterwards, you can take a stroll through the grounds, along the famous Holkham beach or simply to the nearby pub. Getting married is thirsty work, after all!
Asparagus Festival & Food Fair, Tacon’s Farm Shop, Rollesby, Sun 19th May
Asparagus is one of life’s superfoods. As well as all the important stuff, it’s apparently an aphrodisiac (oh, I say!) and it tastes pretty damn good too. So it’s hardly surprising that Tacon’s Farm Shop are dedicating an entire festival to the green stuff, but if you’re not a fan, don’t fret: there’ll be cookery stands, local stalls and craft activities too.
Canaries Afternoon Tea, Barnham Broom Hotel, May
For you die hard Muddy Canaries fans – I’m sure there are a few! To celebrate Norwich City FC’s promotion to the premiership, Barnham Broom Hotel is serving a Canaries themed afternoon tea throughout May. Designed by James Conway and his team of pastry chefs, enjoy the green and yellow themed cakes which include key lime pie tartlet with baby meringue, pistachio and lemon macarons, lemon and lime drizzle cake and a mango and passionfruit cheesecake.
Book £15.95 for traditional or upgrade with a cocktail, Pimms or glass of fizz.