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Mon 16 - Sun 22 July 2018

Kings Lynn Festival, Kings Lynn, Sun 15 – Sat 28 July 

kings Lynn festival

World-famous orchestras will open and close the 68th King’s Lynn Festival which offers a packed two-week feast of music and the arts. Including Strictly Come Dancing finalist Giovanni Pernice who ends his 56-date national tour at the festival, The Sixteen, Alistair McgowenBritish folk singer Eddi Reader and Los Pacaminos with Paul Young.

Book tickets  varied


Jimmy’s Festival, Wherstead (Nr Ipswich) Sat 21 – Sun 22 July 

Jimmys Farm Festival

We love a festival and we love food, so hoorah for Jimmy’s Festival  – THE perfect combination!

Channel 4 presenter and real life farmer Jimmy Doherty brings together his love of music and food and gives us middling hipsters the opportunity to party while lining our stomachs with some seriously great grub – so very thoughtful!

This year the headliners are Paul Young and the Happy Mondays – old skool, we like!

Book tickets  Adult tickets £37.45, Child (6-16) £16.o5 Child (2-5) £5.35 Family tickets and camping options available too!


Hapisburgh LightHouse open day, Hapisburgh, Sat 21 – Sun 22 July

Possibly one for the older children as little people under a metre tall can’t take part in the climb, although apparently they are welcome to visit the ground floor.  Mmm good luck with that, not sure there’s many 3 year olds that will be satisfied with that option!

112 steps to the top, just think of the Fitbit and the cream tea you can treat yourself to at Small Sticks Café!

Important disclaimer – sensible shoes MUST be worn!

Adults £5  Children (16 and under) £1


The Pantaloons’ As You Like It, Fairhaven Gardens, Sat 21 July

as you like it guitar

The Pantaloons present their open-air version of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy – As You Like It. With folky, foot-stomping live music and their own inimitable brand of buffoonery.

Book tickets  £11 adult, £9 concessions and Fairhaven members, £6 child. On the door: £13 adult, £11 concession  and Fairhaven members, £8 child. Under 5s free.


Z list Dead List with Iszi Lawrence, Guildhall, Thetford, Sat 21 July 

z list dead list

“Horrible Histories for Adults”  – well that’s got my attention, we love a bit of ‘Stupid Death’ in our household.

Will YOU be remembered after you’re dead, eeeek I hope so but not sure I want to be on the Z List Dead List! Iszi Lawrence from BBC Radio 4 Making History and The British Museum Membercast champions obscure people from History to be put on the Z List Dead List. Sounds like an amusing evening and it’s been a while since I’ve had a night out in Thetford!

Book tickets £5-10


Holt Festival, Holt, Sat 21 – Sun 29 July

holt festival 2018

From comedy to cuisine, politics to pop, the Holt Festival is a glorious celebration of the arts – music, theatre, fine art and the spoken word!

There’s a great line up of performers and speakers across this week-long festival – some of the big names have sold out such as Nimmo Twins, Jasper Carrot but don’t miss out on Pamela Shaw, Colin Cloud, Ann Widdecome, John Simpson and Leo Sayer. An eclectic mix which makes for a really varied and interesting programme.

Book tickets 


Titchwell Manor Summer Fate, Titchwell, Sun 22 July  

Titchwell manor

Finally a fete calling itself a fete and with all the key ingredients to make it a jolly good day out – food, chef demonstrations, bouncy castles, hot dog eating competitions, Pimms and live music!



Dysney Dysfunction, Arts Centre, Norwich, Sun 22 July 

girl in green dress glitter face hair bow passports

Is love just a fairy tale? I hope Dysney Dysfunction is more hopeful than it sounds, as I really need to believe in happy endings!

This is the story of Australian Alice – her visa expires today and she’s only got Primark flats for glass slippers, an Oyster card for a pumpkin coach and a prince who won’t twerk.  As she waits at the tube for Prince Charming to rescue her she quickly learns love changes people and childhood stories have no place in the adult world.

Book tickets £5-13


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Bums, The Birdcage, Norwich, Tues 3 July (every week from 7pm)  

the birdcage norwich bar tables blue chair pictures on wall

Where else could you enjoy a life drawing class with a glass of wine and some good tunes?

Book £4


Page Against The Machine: Weekly detox reading, The Hive, Wed 4 July (every Wednesday)

page against the machine the hive

‘Phones off and relax with a good book and a glass of wine or mug of tea. Think of it like scheduling a session at the gym, or committing to meditation or yoga – but for reading.

We love this new concept from our award winning book store the Hive who will be staying open an extra hour every Wednesday for some quiet reading after work.

£2 – BYOB (bring your own book) too!


Boogie on the Broads, Wroxham, Wed and Fri evenings, 4 July – 29 August 

boogie on the broads disco ball

‘Get up and get down’ to your fav disco tunes as you cruise along the broads and watch the sun set. Bar on board, so strap on those sea legs!

Book tickets  £16


Head Out, Not Home, Norwich, From Thurs 5 July – Thurs 6 Sept (16.40 – 20.00)

two men playing trumpets and saxophone

Nobody wants to head straight home after work on a summer’s evening. Grab your friends, work colleagues, family and ‘Head Out, Not Home’ and enjoy free entertainment every Thursday evening throughout the summer.

Norwich comes alive with music and entertainment on/at Gentleman’s Walk, St Gregory’s Green, Westlegate/Ber Street, London Street and Norwich Arts Centre Front Lawn.


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