Fri 20 - Sun 22 July 2018
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
Jimmy’s Festival, Wherstead (Nr Ipswich) Sat 21 – Sun 22 July
We love a festival and we love food, so hoorah for Jimmy’s Festival – THE perfect combination!
Channel 4 presenter and real life farmer Jimmy Doherty brings together his love of music and food and gives us middling hipsters the opportunity to party while lining our stomachs with some seriously great grub – so very thoughtful!
This year the headliners are Paul Young and the Happy Mondays – old skool, we like!
Book tickets Adult tickets £37.45, Child (6-16) £16.o5 Child (2-5) £5.35 Family tickets and camping options available too!
Hapisburgh LightHouse open day, Hapisburgh, Sat 21 – Sun 22 July
Possibly one for the older children as little people under a metre tall can’t take part in the climb, although apparently they are welcome to visit the ground floor. Mmm good luck with that, not sure there’s many 3 year olds that will be satisfied with that option!
112 steps to the top, just think of the Fitbit and the cream tea you can treat yourself to at Small Sticks Café!
Important disclaimer – sensible shoes MUST be worn!
Adults £5 Children (16 and under) £1
The Pantaloons’ As You Like It, Fairhaven Gardens, Sat 21 July
The Pantaloons present their open-air version of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy – As You Like It. With folky, foot-stomping live music and their own inimitable brand of buffoonery.
Book tickets £11 adult, £9 concessions and Fairhaven members, £6 child. On the door: £13 adult, £11 concession and Fairhaven members, £8 child. Under 5s free.
Z list Dead List with Iszi Lawrence, Guildhall, Thetford, Sat 21 July
“Horrible Histories for Adults” – well that’s got my attention, we love a bit of ‘Stupid Death’ in our household.
Will YOU be remembered after you’re dead, eeeek I hope so but not sure I want to be on the Z List Dead List! Iszi Lawrence from BBC Radio 4 Making History and The British Museum Membercast champions obscure people from History to be put on the Z List Dead List. Sounds like an amusing evening and it’s been a while since I’ve had a night out in Thetford!
Book tickets £5-10
Holt Festival, Holt, Sat 21 – Sun 29 July
From comedy to cuisine, politics to pop, the Holt Festival is a glorious celebration of the arts – music, theatre, fine art and the spoken word!
There’s a great line up of performers and speakers across this week-long festival – some of the big names have sold out such as Nimmo Twins, Jasper Carrot but don’t miss out on Pamela Shaw, Colin Cloud, Ann Widdecome, John Simpson and Leo Sayer. An eclectic mix which makes for a really varied and interesting programme.
Titchwell Manor Summer Fate, Titchwell, Sun 22 July
Finally a fete calling itself a fete and with all the key ingredients to make it a jolly good day out – food, chef demonstrations, bouncy castles, hot dog eating competitions, Pimms and live music!
Dysney Dysfunction, Arts Centre, Norwich, Sun 22 July
Is love just a fairy tale? I hope Dysney Dysfunction is more hopeful than it sounds, as I really need to believe in happy endings!
This is the story of Australian Alice – her visa expires today and she’s only got Primark flats for glass slippers, an Oyster card for a pumpkin coach and a prince who won’t twerk. As she waits at the tube for Prince Charming to rescue her she quickly learns love changes people and childhood stories have no place in the adult world.
Book tickets £5-13