Mon 21 May - Sun 27 May 2018
An Audience with Simon Hooper aka The Father of Daughters, The Open, Norwich, Tues 22 May
Father of Daughters – Anya (10), Marnie (7) and two-year-old identical twins Ottilie and Delilah. He is married to Clemmie Hooper (aka@mother_of_daughters), who you might know is a midwife, a social media star and author of How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out.
Most of us love a bit of honest parenting to make us feel better and Simon is the insta-king of that, bringing the dad’s voice to the squares. He has now written his first book “Forever Outnumbered” and will be sharing with us his honest truths about parenting.
Book tickets £15
N&N Festival – Wayfarings, Wells-next-the-sea, Wed 23 – Sun 27 May
Using local and found materials, artists will craft an installation on Wells Beach which audiences can move through, investigate and contribute to. On the final weekend, illumination, music and performance will transform the installation in a rousing celebration.
Gin Festival @ The Rooftop Gardens, Norwich, Thurs 25 – Fri 25 May
If the sun is shining I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be after work than supping a large G&T on the terrace taking in the Norwich skyline!
Book Tickets £12.50
Exploring North Norfolk Exhibition, Gallery Plus, Wells-next-the-Sea, Sat 26 May – Sat 9 June
We love all things Norfolk here at Muddy and artist Trevor Woods paints a mighty fine picture of our wonderful coastline. If you fancy something a little more modern, Trevors interpretation of decaying boats, buildings, and sea defences are certainly worth popping into Gallery Plus for a looksie!
Sunday Session, Earlham Park, Norwich, Sun 27 May
So excited – finally Norwich is on the festival map and the ‘Sunday Sessions’ first time visit to the city will make the Bank Holiday one to remember!
The fab line-up includes the Kaiser Chiefs, Tom Odell, Blue Tones and Circa Waves! Lots of free activities for the kids include circus workshops, face painting, crafts, a super funfair and children’s entertainers.
Book Tickets from £40
Damien Hirst Exhibition, Houghton Hall, until 15 July
Maybe best avoided after a night out as you’ll be seeing spots everywhere! Only kidding, what an exciting opener for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018 and what better backdrop to Damien Hurst’s iconic spot paintings than the opulent Houghton Hall. This is the first public viewing of the new series of 46 paintings entitled ‘Colour Space’. Take a walk around the beautiful 18th Century house and grounds to see some of the artist’s most celebrated sculptures including the celebrated Virgin Mother, Charity, Anatomy of an Angel and two from the levitation series featuring air blowers and table tennis balls.
Added Muddy bonus – until the end of July the Houghton Hall Stable blocks is home to pop up art gallery Norfolk by Design – featuring a selection of Norfolk’s finest artists and craftspeople. Book tickets £18.00 and under 17’s are free!