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FRI 6 - SUN 8 July 2018


BAM BOO, The Birdcage, Norwich, Fri 6 July (every first Fri of the month)

birdcage bamboo night

New night from the Birdcage – BAM BOO DJs in the bar playing the very best nu-disco/Balearic afro and sunset soul.



Lord Mayors Celebrations, Norwich, Fri 6 – Sun 8 June

superb circus sign bright colourful lights

Kicking it all off on Friday evening, five life-sized elephant puppets will stomp from Chapelfield Gardens to Gaol Hill and back, recreating P.T. Barnum and Bailey’s 1898 parade through Norwich. Follow the elephants back to the big top in Chapelfield Gardens to discover a thrilling world of side shows, circus feats and the rousing Band of Fools.

The weekend is packed with activities and events, some free and some not. Live music, food, theatre, circus, comedy, cabaret, cycling, running, fireworks, disco, funfair, art and a duck race. Phew I’m exhausted just listing it all, click HERE for a detailed itinerary.


Laithwaite’s Summer Wine Tasting Event, Assembly House, Norwich, Sat 7 July 

30 wines to sample and taste – say no more!

Book Tickets £27


Norwich Lanes Garden Party, Norwich, Sat 6 – Sun 7 July 

norwich lanes garden party

This two day summer celebration in the heart of the Lanes on St. Gregory’s Green is the perfect stress antidote. Simply kick back, relax and enjoy a heady mix of great live music and DJ’s, while sampling as much of the locally produced food and drink as possible (whoops is that just me?)



The Barford Festival, Barford, Norwich, Sat 7 July 

barford festival

Thank you Hugh and Zak for bringing the carnival to life again!

Roll Up Roll Up – fun for all the family at the Barford Festival inc. Circus Workshops,  Stiltwalkers, Sword Balancing, Human Blockhead side show, Ringmaster, Glitter and Facepainters, Fire-jugglers, Nerf-wars and Art Workshops!

Plus 12 bands and acts performing, Outdoor Cinema, a 40″ Ferris Wheel and Firework Finale !!

And not forgetting the food & drink – Pizza, Paella, Prosecco & Pimms Bar, ‘BIG TOP’ Local ale Beer Tent, Flamingo Gin Bar, Fromage, Good Coffee, Fairground Donuts and lots more !!!

Book tickets £3-8 (family ticket £15-25)


The Go Go Hare Trail, Norfolk, now – Sun 8 Sept

go go hare trail

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!

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