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Noirwich – The Perfect Crime Writing Festival, Norwich, September 

The region’s largest annual celebration of crime writing and one of the fastest growing literary festivals in the UK is based right here in little ole Norwich.

The festival runs from 12 – 15th September across a host of venues including Jarrolds, UEA and The National Centre for Writing. The Noirwich Season Pass is the best way to experience the four day festival – as it gives you access to all of the writing workshops, readings and panel discussions.

Book tickets: £11


Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinema, six cinemas across Norfolk, Tues 10th September 

The Handmaid’s Tale is a bit of a cultural phenomenon and this month the author Margaret Atwood will be interviewed live at the National Theatre in London by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed. They will be discussing her remarkable career, her works and why she decided to return to the Handmaid’s story 34 years later. It’s being shown in six venues across Norfolk – Norwich Odeon, Cinema City, Bungay, Wells-next-the-Sea, Cromer and Lowestoft.

Book tickets: prices vary per venue


Sourdough September, The Dial House, Tues 10th September

Reepham’s The Dial House restaurant are holding a loaf-ly day – including a bread baking demo, a two-course lunch and bread to take home! With bake-off season in full swing, why not test out your dough skills and treat yourself to some lunch while you’re there.

Book places: £60


In the Night Garden – Live, Theatre Royal Norwich, Weds 11th & Thurs 12th September 

Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are coming to Norwich in their brand new live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music. With morning and matinee showings, kids of all ages can go and see igglepiggle and the gang.

Book tickets: from £10 – under 1’s go free


NT Live: Fleabag, Cinema City, Norwich, Thurs 12th September

Ok ok, I know we’ve mentioned Cinema City twice this month but trust us, this award-winning one woman show and inspiration behind the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, cannot be missed! Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End – Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at ‘some sort of woman living her sort of life.’

Book tickets: Adults £22 and £17.50 concession


The Amalthea Duo, St Mary’s Church, Snettisham, Fri 13th September 

Promoted by Friends of St Mary’s Snettisham, in association with Classical Music Rocks, the Amalthea Duo (Siobhan Swider and Klio Blonz on harp and flute respectively) will perform a programme including works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Ravel and Salzedo. CMR is an independent non-profit aiming to bring live classical music to children in West Norfolk. Enjoy an evening of great music and support the cause!

Book tickets: £10


Feast from the East, Open, Norwich, Fri 13th September 

Feast from the East brings you an evening of Middle Eastern food and entertainment. Guests will be treated to a delectable array of Middle Eastern meze, including falafel, flame-grilled red peppers, hummus, and fattoush. Main courses and other treats will also be served, with middle eastern music and belly dancers as entertainment.

Book tickets: £25


Wildfest, Aylsham Town Hall, Fri 13th & Sat 14th September 

Enjoy the tail end of the summer at Aylsham’s Wildfest, a mixture of live music, street food and loads of beer! Friday evening is a mini gin fest, with Saturday shaping up to be a full family fun day with inflatables, kids activities (and a fully stocked bar for the grown-ups).



Summer’s End Festival, The Brisley Bell, Sat 14th September

Festival season is coming to a close – boo! But here’s your chance to enjoy the last of the summer sun at our Muddy Award winning Best Destination Pub 2019. Live music starting at 1pm and continuing throughout the day with outside bar, gin bar and street food.

Book tickets: £12 Adults – kids under 12 free


Dazed in Space, Norwich Arts Centre, Sat 14th September

Norwich Arts Centre is back open and ready to party after their Summer closure and the first phase of their well anticipated #NACregeneration works! Norwich drag superstars ‘The House of Daze’ present an intergalactic evening of drag, theatre and live art – special guest performers, a cyber space disco and top prizes for best dressed. Its gonna be out of this world!

Book tickets: from £9


Zombie Evacuation Race, Hockwold Hall, Sun 15th September

The Zombie Evacuation Race is back –  a one-off experience of 5 km running experience through zombie infested land. I’m picturing The Walking Dead hits sleepy Norfolk village!

Book tickets: £25


An Evening of Jazz & Cabaret, Norwich Playhouse, Sun 15th September 

Playhouse’s 17th annual variety concert returns again with an amazing cast – sure to be a night of fun, frivolity and fundraising for two breast cancer support charities. Come along for an evening of smooth tunes to support a great cause!

Book tickets: £19


Cluedo Cocktails, The Ivy Brasserie, Norwich, until Sun 15th September 

In honour of the annual Norwich Crime Festival, The Ivy has created six limited-edition cocktails; each inspired by Cluedo, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Our favourite, The Miss Scarlett – a spicy blend of Maker’s Mark whiskey, Cointreau Blood Orange, grenadine & ginger ale. Deadly delicious!

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