Mon 9 - Sun 15 July 2018
Unthank Arms Comedy Festival, Norwich, Tues 10 – Thurs 12 July
Comedy, Bar and BBQ = great night out!
Book tickets £13.50
Lou Conran: I Love Lou C, Arts Centre, Norwich Tues 10 July
Imagine visiting your favourite friend/aunty/spinster/woman of independent means. She’s a touch eccentric and always “alright”. Until last year, when it wasn’t alright and it all went a bit wrong. With lessons learned, a bit of self-discovery and some painful yet funny situations, this is a story about life and, ultimately, death.
Book tickets £10
Bums, The Birdcage, Norwich, Tues 3 July (every week from 7pm)
Where else could you enjoy a life drawing class with a glass of wine and some good tunes?
Six, The Playhouse, Norwich, Wed 11 – Sun 15 July
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tale, remixing five hundred years of her-storical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of sisterly sass-itude.
Read our full preview HERE
Book tickets £20-£22
Page Against The Machine: Weekly detox reading, The Hive, Wed 4 July (every Wednesday)
‘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!
Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Suffolk, Thurs 12 – Sun 15 July
It’s all on the poster guys, so much to see and do – I can’t even begin to describe the fun to be had over the 4 days of Laaaaaatitude. Very much one for the middling hipsters and family crew.
Day tickets, camping, posh camping, Big Green Bus from Norwich – whatever floats your boat!
I’ll be there all weekend in my retro caravan and can’t wait to see headliners – Killers, Alt J and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man.
Book tickets £77.50 day (Fri & Sun still available) £197.50 (weekend camping) Family options available and under 13’s are free!
Shakespeare Festival 2018, Norwich Cathedral, Fri 13 – Sat 14 July
The UK’s premier all male theatre company, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men return to Norwich Cathedral to perform Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece, The Tempest, amidst the beautiful open air surroundings of the Cathedral Cloisters. Pop-up Refectory Café/Bar
Book tickets £18-20 (under 16’s free)
The House of Daze presents: Take the Weight off your Mascara, The Birdcage, Norwich, Fri 13 – Sat 14 July
Fresh from London, the creative House are here to show the fine city of Norwich a gay ol’ time!
Hosted by the fabulous Sylvia Daze and performances from The House of Daze expect sickening looks, mystery prizes, fabulousness all round, high drag, glitter and tunes from all the legends. From Beyonce to Shirley Bassey, from Prince to Whitney – rest assured you’ll be on your feet dancing!
Come on Take the Weight Off Your Mascara girls, you deserve it!
Book tickets £5
Chapelfield Summer Circus, Chapelfield Gardens, Fri 13 – Sat 14 June
The circus theme really has taken over Norfolk this month and if you’re not bored yet ….. we have four more circus acts from across the globe visiting Norwich.
Fauna is an immersive exploration into the similarities and contrasts between human movement and the instinctual, primal behaviours within the animal kingdom.
The Hogwallops is a colourful, loud and funny story of the domestic adventures of a chaotic, dysfunctional family in which thrillingly spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with physical comedy, clowning, juggling and slapstick.
Circus Cabarets Late is a late night spectacular of showmanship, circus, variety, humour and music with renowned and celebrated performers from around the world.
Knee Deep: Casus Circus is a mesmerising show that will amaze and amuse all ages. Every minute counts as the four performers explore the boundaries of strength and fragility through acrobatics and aerial stunts full of extraordinary skill.
Book tickets £7.50-12.50
Kings Lynn Festival, Kings Lynn, Sun 15 – Sat 28 July
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
Boogie on the Broads, Wroxham, Wed and Fri evenings, 4 July – 29 August
‘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 £1
The Go Go Hare Trail, Norfolk, now – Sun 8 Sept
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!