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Here with all the fun stuff to do this week – where to start?


Romeo & Juliet, Norwich Theatre Royal, Tues 29th Jan – Sat 2nd February 

The Theatre Royal have really gone to town with their January programme and their stellar lineup draws to a close with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Romeo & Juliet. Prepare to be gripped by the most tragic of all love stories (crying into your interval ice-cream is absolutely allowed).

Book tickets  £10 – £33


Edit your life with Anna Newton and Erica Davies, Jarrolds, Thurs 31st January 

Declutter your life with advice from successful UK Blogger and author of ‘An Edited Life’, Anna Newton

Fashion journalist, mother, stylist and brand consultant Erica Davies will be interviewing the successful lifestyle blogger about her new book ‘An Edited Life.’

Norfolk Gin cocktails, Q&A, book signing and after party at The Gin Temple!

Book tickets £22.50


Rambert2, The Playhouse Norwich, Thurs 31st January – Fri 1st February 

ballet dancers in empty warehouse

We reviewed Rambert last year and admittedly I might not have totally understood it all but it was incredibly beautiful to watch. I’m looking forward to seeing Rambert2 (the younger company) and their first new work at the Norwich Playhouse.

Book tickets £12- £17


The Best Of Wham! OPEN Norwich, Sat 2nd February

80's neon wham poster

A mega-mix tribute to THE pop sensation of the 80s. Can it really be 37 years – man I feel old! Drinks aren’t free (sigh) in this Club Tropicana but you will get treated to all the classics plus a few B side favourites and a couple of early George Michael bonus songs. Got to love a bit of Wham rap!

Book tickets from £17


Creake Abbey Farmers’ Market, Creake Abbey Farm Cafe, Sat 2nd February

On the 1st Saturday of each month Creake Abbey hosts its award-winning market. Recently recognised by The Daily Telegraph as one of “Britain’s 20 finest Farmers’ Markets” it’s well worth a visit. Over 50 local stall holders tempting you with their yummy produce – quite frankly it’s food porn for the middling somethings!


Studio 19, King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, Sat 2nd February

neon musical instruments

Calling all pop pickers this looks like a great night. A nostalgic journey taking you through the decades – exploring history, music and dance styles of the time.

Book tickets £17.50


Norwich Creative Market, St Andrew’s Hall, Sun 3rd February

laptop on table with craft paper string scissors ribbons

If your New Years resolution was to join a club and get more creative – pop along to this special one off event for some inspiration. Showcasing all the free clubs and socials Norfolk has to offer, you can attend a taster workshop and learn a new hobby or simply treat yourself to a little something crafty.



A Respectful Conversation About Gender, Norwich Arts Centre, Sun 3rd February

black and white image of a young boy shouting into a microphone

Feel like you’re never heard – join the club! This event brings together a panel of speakers from the community to discuss the subject of gender. There will be a chance for people to share thoughts and ideas in a safe and respectful environment.

Book tickets (Free)


Circus! Show of shows, Time & Tide Museum, Gt Yarmouth – Tues 8th Jan – Sun 3rd March 

Need to get the kids out of the house before they start hibernating? This exhibition takes you on a journey from the origins of Hippodrome Circus in Ancient Greece through to the Great Yarmouth ‘Hippodrome’ of modern day. Think Greatest Showman with a little less Jazz. Follow it with a brisk walk along the promenade, some penny arcade action and donuts and it’s a family day out sorted!

Book tickets Adult £5.95, Child £5, Family + 2 adults £20.95, Family + 1 adult £15.70


Food Glorious Food, The Kings Head – Letheringsett, The White Horse & The Jolly Sailors – Brancaster, January 

pizza with mozzarella and rocket

Three of our favourite coastal pubs have some great food offers on this month. If you’re turning a blind eye to dry January – head up to The Kings Head or The White Horse where you’ll get 50% off a main when you buy a bottle of wine. Now that’s the kind of offer we like at Muddy! Or hop over to the Jolly Sailors for their 2 for 1 pizzas – the perfect family treat.


The Tiger Who Came To Tea Exhibition, Blickling Hall, Sat 12th January – Sun 3rd March

A family favourite in the Muddy household and I can’t wait to take the Muddlings to see this new exhibition celebrating the book’s 50th Birthday. Littlies can enjoy interactive play with a life-sized tiger in Blickling’s 1930s kitchen whilst surrounded by displays of Judith Kerr’s illustrations, notes and sketches. The exhibition will also feature family trails in the house and garden!

 Book tickets  Adults £10.35, Children £5.15, Family £25.90 (access to property and gardens)


The Mechanical Circus, The Forum, Norwich, Wed 2nd – Sun 27th January

It’s the end of the Circus 250 celebrations and The Forum will be hosting an exhibition of mechanical sculptures, physics games and puzzles. This is circus with a physical twist (and we’re not talking acrobats!)



Ken Kiff: The Sequence, The Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, now until Sun 21st April 

The Sainsbury Centre is always a great way to spend a few hours and this colourful exhibition might even grab the kids’ interest. Widely considered to be one of the most important artists of his generation, Kiff spent his career exploring issues that fused the complexity of the individual psyche with everyday life. This major exhibition is the first showing of his work in a public gallery for over 25 years.

Plus – explore the brilliant works in the Sculpture Park – Lynn Chadwick’s Steel Beasts are still in situ.

Book tickets £8

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