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MON 2 - SUN 8 July

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


What the ladybird heard, The Playhouse, Norwich, Tues 3 – Sun 8 July 

what the ladybird heard Julia Donaldson cow pig sheep horse leaf

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow, but they don’t reckon on being outsmarted by a teeny tiny ladybird. Parents delight in Julia Donaldson books and this glittery stage adaption promises live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs! Ages 3+

Book tickets £11.50


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


Gin Tasting Experience, Jarrolds, Norwich, Wed 4 July 

copper house gin norfolk gin gin glasses lemon pub table

It wouldn’t be a Muddy What’s On without a Gin Tasting!

Enjoy sampling six different gins in a variety of flavours accompanied with local Norfolk cheeses, crackers and other savourity bites from Jarrolds Deli and Wine Bar.

Book tickets £25


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.



Everybody’s talking about Jamie, Cinema City (Screen Art), Norwich Thurs 5 July

everybody's talking about Jamie man with red lipstick and blonde shaved head

Do you remember the BBC 3 doc about the boy who went to his prom in a dress? Well, that’s Jamie and he caused quite a stir and now a west end musical is telling his story!

The musical is about the adversity and bullying Jamie faced at school, as well as the incredible love between a mother and her son.

Book tickets £10-22 (members only)


Little Women – The Musical, Sheringham Little Theatre (Youth Theatre), Thurs 5 – Sat 7 July

The story follows the four March sisters; traditional Meg, wild Jo, timid Beth and romantic Amy, as they challenge the expectations placed on them as women in 19th century America. This is a story of growing up, female empowerment and love in all its forms.

Book tickets £8-12


Gin Festival, St Andrews Hall, Fri 6 – Sun 8 June

bombay saphire gin, hendricks gin

“Another Gin festival I hear you say” – what can I do, they’re popping up everywhere and I love Gin!

St Andrews Hall is always good for a booze festival and they’re promising a huge variety of gins from all over the world, (including exclusive gins you won’t see anywhere else), live music, great food and a gin cocktail bar.

There will also be gin masterclasses and the opportunity to meet gin distillers in person and of course our primary reason for going –  lots of free samples!

Book tickets £14 – (only Sunday tickets left)


BAM BOO, The Birdcage, Norwich, Fri 6 July (every first Fri of the month)

birdcage bamboo night

New night from the Birdcage – BAM BOO DJs in the bar playing the very best nu-disco/Balearic afro and sunset soul.



Lord Mayors Celebrations, Norwich, Fri 6 – Sun 8 June

superb circus sign bright colourful lights

Kicking it all off on Friday evening, five life-sized elephant puppets will stomp from Chapelfield Gardens to Gaol Hill and back, recreating P.T. Barnum and Bailey’s 1898 parade through Norwich. Follow the elephants back to the big top in Chapelfield Gardens to discover a thrilling world of side shows, circus feats and the rousing Band of Fools.

The weekend is packed with activities and events, some free and some not. Live music, food, theatre, circus, comedy, cabaret, cycling, running, fireworks, disco, funfair, art and a duck race. Phew I’m exhausted just listing it all, click HERE for a detailed itinerary.


Laithwaite’s Summer Wine Tasting Event, Assembly House, Norwich, Sat 7 July 

30 wines to sample and taste – say no more!

Book Tickets £27


Norwich Lanes Garden Party, Norwich, Sat 6 – Sun 7 July 

norwich lanes garden party

This two day summer celebration in the heart of the Lanes on St. Gregory’s Green is the perfect stress antidote. Simply kick back, relax and enjoy a heady mix of great live music and DJ’s, while sampling as much of the locally produced food and drink as possible (whoops is that just me?)



The Barford Festival, Barford, Norwich, Sat 7 July 

barford festival

Thank you Hugh and Zak for bringing the carnival to life again!

Roll Up Roll Up – fun for all the family at the Barford Festival inc. Circus Workshops,  Stiltwalkers, Sword Balancing, Human Blockhead side show, Ringmaster, Glitter and Facepainters, Fire-jugglers, Nerf-wars and Art Workshops!

Plus 12 bands and acts performing, Outdoor Cinema, a 40″ Ferris Wheel and Firework Finale !!

And not forgetting the food & drink – Pizza, Paella, Prosecco & Pimms Bar, ‘BIG TOP’ Local ale Beer Tent, Flamingo Gin Bar, Fromage, Good Coffee, Fairground Donuts and lots more !!!

Book tickets £3-8 (family ticket £15-25)


The Go Go Hare Trail, Norfolk, now – Sun 8 Sept

go go hare trail

50 beautifully hand painted hares have been placed across Norwich and a further 18 are located around Norfolk to form the Go Go Hare city and county trails.

Trail maps are available from the tourist information office in The Forum and various tourist spots around the county. You can also download it from the Go Go Hare website.  New this year, an App which might even keep the older ones engaged  (the App costs £1.99 and Break will receive £1 from the sale).

Personally, this year I will be adopting the tortoise approach and eke out as many days entertainment as possible!

Find more ideas here

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