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The 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards

24th April - 22nd May 2019

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FEBRUARY 2019

 

Little Tots Creative Play: Fancy Dress Mayhem! Norwich Puppet Theatre, Mon 25th February

Fancy Dress Mayhem is exactly that: a magical excuse to get messy! This is a multisensory experience with music, song, lights and mayhem, so bring your little ones along and get stuck in.

Book tickets from £12

 

Club Tropicana, Norwich Theatre Royal, Mon 25th February

Club Tropicana has a star-studded cast and a musical soundtrack that will have you dancing in the aisles! Led by Joe McElderry, this is a journey back to the 80s featuring all your favourite party anthems. Rock on!

Book tickets from £8

 

Rachel Mars: Your Sexts Are Sh*t, Norwich Arts Centre, Weds 27th February

For those of you who thought dirty messages were a modern invention, Your Sexts Are Sh*t may be a bit of an eye-opener. Featuring material from such famous literary names as James Joyce, this one-woman show by Rachel Mars explores the history of naughty missives and how they reflect on who we are. Be warned: it’s rude!

Book tickets  – Pay What You Can

 

Ben Fogle – Adventures In The Wilderness, King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, Weds 27th February

The closest thing to a real-life Indiana Jones, explorer Ben Fogle has done some pretty amazing things, and now he’s coming to King’s Lynn to tell you all about his adventures. Listen to hair-raising tales of pirates, crocodiles, flesh-eating diseases and, umm, ferrets, and prepare to be be amazed.

Book tickets from £26.50

 

What you’ve missed!

 

The Best Of Wham! OPEN Norwich, Sat 2nd February

80's neon wham poster

Celebrate everything that was so wonderful about Wham! – not just George Michael but Pepsi, Shirley and Andrew too, of course! – by dancing the night away to all their best-known numbers, a few B-sides and some of George’s solo tracks. With a live band, vocalists and stunning choreography, this is sure to be nothing short of Fantastic!

Book tickets from £17

 

Creake Abbey Farmers’ Market, Creake Abbey Farm Cafe, Sat 2nd February

Here at Muddy, we love a good farmers’ market and especially one which is held in gorgeous surroundings – so this one at Creake Abbey ticks all of our boxes! Add in local produce from over fifty of the region’s best suppliers and you’re onto a winner. We’ll see you there!

Free

 

80s Mania, King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, Sun 3rd February

Break out those legwarmers: 80s Mania is in town! Featuring songs from over 25 different 80s icons, all performed live by Europe’s Official Multi-Tribute band, this is guaranteed to get you up and grooving with moments!

Book tickets from £24

 

Norwich Creative Market, St Andrew’s Hall, Sun 3rd February

Calling all creatives! St Andrew’s Hall plays host to the first Norwich Creative Market of the year and it’s shaping up to be a good one. Come and browse through stalls of gifts, clothing, food and homewares, all handmade by the crafty people of our fine city.

Free

 

A Respectful Conversation About Gender, Norwich Arts Centre, Sun 3rd February

This is a chance to participate in a conversation about gender in a safe and respectful environment and ask all of the questions that you may never have had a chance to ask. Just bring yourself and an open mind.

Book tickets (Free)

 

Stephen K. Amos: Bouquets & Brickbats, Norwich Playhouse, Mon 4th February

comedian Stephen Amos

Stephen K. Amos is on a mission to make the world smile. Billed as ‘one of the most likeable figures in British comedy, this is the perfect distraction from the doom and gloom of February. A guaranteed winter warmer.

Book tickets for £17.50

 

Papaya Verte Pop-Up Kitchen, The Sir Garnet, Norwich, Tues 5th – Thurs 7th February

Have an ‘oh-my-goodness-my-food-looks-incredible’ moment with Papaya Verte’s pop-up kitchen at the Sir Garnet. All the dishes are lovingly handmade by a Vietnamese chef who has drawn inspiration from both traditional favourites and authentic street food to create, and as most of the ingredients come from Norwich market, you’ll be supporting the local community too. This is not one to miss.

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Calendar Girls: The Musical, Norwich Theatre Royal, Tues 5th – Sat 16th February

Gary Barlow and naked ladies! True, but there’s so much more to Calendar Girls than that. Featuring a host of famous faces – and other bodily parts – this is a show that will make you want to cry, laugh and sing from the rooftops. Take a group of girls and prepare to giggle all night. Read our preview interview here.

Book tickets from £10

 

Shane Shambhu: Confessions Of A Cockney Temple Dancer, Norwich Arts Centre, Weds 6th February

You don’t often have a chance to see a combination of Indian dance and stand-up comedy, so it’s a good thing that Shane Shambhu is coming to town. We can guarantee that you haven’t seen anything quite like this before. Don’t believe us? Go and find out…

Book tickets from £3

 

Morgan & West Parlour Tricks, Sheringham Little Theatre, Fri 8th February 

Fancy something a little bit different? Time travelling magic duo Morgan & West present a brand new show chock full of jaw dropping, brain bursting, gasp eliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache.

Book tickets £15.00

 

Valentines Kids Craft, Urban Jungle Cafe, Costessey, Saturday 9th February 

hanging wooden hearts

Resident craft queen Claree Fairy is on hand to help children create beautiful boho style cards, key rings, bookmarks and hanging wooden hearts. Fab – that’s dad’s Valentines sorted!

Book a 45 minute slot at 9am, 10am or 11am.

 

Park Run, Holkham Hall, Saturday 9th February 

Need a little inspiration to keep your fitness resolutions going? This might just be the ultimate ‘park run’ – set in the beautiful grounds of the Holkham Hall – there’s plenty to distract you plus burn enough calories and treat yourself to cake in the gorgeous cafe! That’s how it works right?

 

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair, St Andrews Hall, Norwich, Sun 10th February 

lady sat with a white head scarf vintage glasses in a mint green car

February sale special – stalls of vintage fashion, accessories and collectables bursting with bargains. Plus afternoon tea courtesy of ‘Tea Party’ and Hairaid Shelter is ready to do some perfect pins, victory rolls and sky scraping beehives!

Entry £2.50 on the door

Breakfast at Tiffanys, Cinema City, Norwich, Sun 10th February 

Audrey Hepburn

All time classic and perfect Sunday afternoon viewing. Set in an idealised early-1960s New York, Audrey Hepburn stars as Manhattan good-time girl Holly Golightly, who spends her time at exclusive parties and on high-class dates – the ultimate Muddy icon!

Book tickets 

 

Making Work, Work with The Freelance Mum, Bill’s Norwich, Wed 13th February

Ever wondered how they do it? Well, We Got This (Sometimes!) will show you how! With Annie Ridout (‘The Freelance Mum’) and Steph Douglas (Don’t Buy Me Flowers) as guest speakers, this event will help you to streamline your life, spend more time with your children, earn more, stress less and generally make the most of life. Unmissable stuff for anyone struggling with their work/life balance. We’ll be in the front row.

Book tickets 

 

Tracey Thorn, UEA Literary Festival, Norwich, Wed 13th February 

Fancy hearing from one half of Everything But The Girl? I know I do and lucky for us – Tracey Thorn is appearing at the UEA’s Literary Festival to chat about her third book – Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia. 

Since 2007, Tracey has released three solo albums, one movie soundtrack, a clutch of singles and two books, including the Sunday Times bestselling memoir, Bedsit Disco Queen.

Book tickets £9.00

 

Rouse, Ye Women! Norwich Arts Centre, Wed 13th February

A folk opera that’s based around the true events of 1910, Rouse, Ye Women! is the story of Mary Macarthur and her group of women who took on the might of the government and won. Told through traditional songs and ballads, this is one that will stir the blood in your veins and leave you wanting to make the world a better place.

Book tickets from £10

 

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk, Jarrolds Norwich, Wed 13th February

This is the launch of the latest product in the hotly-anticipated Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk range. There’ll be demonstrations from the Senior Lead Artist at Jarrolds, and as the ticket price is redeemable against purchases, you can be the first to get your hands on the new goodies too. A makeup-lover’s dream!

Book tickets for £55 (redeemable against purchases on the night)

 

Nish Kumar, Kings Lynn Corn Exchange, Wed 13 February 

We love him on the Mash Report, so expecting great things from Nish Kumar’s new show ‘It’s In Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves’. Satire, politics and mankind’s capacity for self-destruction – sounds like a good night!

Book tickets £24.00

 

Valentine’s At The Globe, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Thurs 14th February

We had to sneak one mention of Valentine’s in somewhere (after all, it is February!) but we’ve made it a good one. The Globe at Wells is offering a fabulous dinner, bed and breakfast package, so if you fancy escaping the crush of the city and heading out for a little romance and relaxation, this is the place to go. With boutique rooms, a stunning menu and the beautiful Norfolk coast on your doorstep, it doesn’t get more romantic than this!

Book online from £155

 

Music and Valentines at the White Horse, Brancaster, Thurs 14th February 

We couldn’t resist including a couple of Valentines events! The White Horse is one of our fav pub/hotels on the coast, such a beautifully romantic setting and if you’re in the mood for love – oysters are on the menu!

Plus live music from up and coming singer song writer Matty Haynes.

Book tickets £56 – £75 based on two people sharing two or three courses.

 

Valentine’s Special A Star is Born, West Acre Theatre, Fri 15th February 

Fizz, nibbles and Bradley Cooper – erm we’re in!

Book tickets £12

 

Great Gatsby Valentine’s Soiree, Barnham Broom Hotel, Fri 15th – Sat 16th  February 

Ladies – grab your feather boas, glittering beads and flapper dresses and get ready to party Gatsby style!

Prohibition cocktail on arrival, two course meal and quick step into the early hours.

Book tickets £24.95

 

Calendar Girls: The Musical, Norwich Theatre Royal, Fri 15th – Sat 16th February

Gary Barlow and naked ladies! True, but there’s so much more to Calendar Girls than that. Featuring a host of famous faces – and other bodily parts – this is a show that will make you want to cry, laugh and sing from the rooftops. Take a group of girls and prepare to giggle all night. Read our preview interview here.

Book tickets from £10

 

Brutus Gold’s Love Train, The Open, Norwich, Sat 16th February 

Brutus Gold’s Love Train has earned a reputation as the ultimate disco night: a multi-dimensional bundle of 70’s iconography, tongue in cheek comedy and fun. They’ve dazzled the likes of Tina Turner, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson at exclusive private parties and they’re now they’re in our fine city to convert the good people of Norwich back to the ways of Disco!

Book tickets £15

 

Boggle Wish Bonfire, BeWILDerwood, Mon 18th – Sun 24th February

BeWILDerwood kick-start their season with one of the hottest events in their calendar: the Boggle Wish Bonfire! Write your wish on a pinecone to send your thoughts twirling skywards towards the Twiggles in their treehouses and you never know what may happen next! This is the first of BeWILDerwood’s fun-packed half-term activities, so keep an eye out for everything that’s happening. Treetop Tangles, Wish Whirlers, Sky Mazes… there’s just too much to list here!

Book tickets from £8.95

 

Hansel & Gretel, Norwich Puppet Theatre, Mon 18th – Weds 20th February

The children’s classic is brought vividly to life through puppetry as Hansel and Gretel take a walk through the enchanted forest – but look out for the witch! With colourful scenery, a vivid soundtrack and masterful puppetwork, this show will delight all ages.

Hansel & Gretel

Book tickets from £6.50

 

Milkshake Live! Norwich Theatre Royal, Mon 18th February

All your favourite Milkshake! Live characters return for a brand-new show: Milkshake’s Monkey Musical! Learn the dances, sing the songs and laugh along with Fireman Sam, Digby Dragon, Nella The Princess Knight and more. Perfect family-friendly fun for the holidays.

Book tickets from £10

 

Night Hike At Felbrigg Hall, Felbrigg, Tues 19th February

Experience something utterly magical with this night hike at Felbrigg Hall. Watch as shy Muntjac and Roe deer tiptoe out into the evening and see how many stars you can see in the wintry sky. Wrap up warm and head for the great outdoors. You won’t be disappointed.

Book tickets for £5

 

February Half Term Activities, OPEN Norwich, Tues 19th – Fri 22nd February

Looking for something to keep the kids entertained this half term? OPEN might just hold the answers to your prayers. With everything from Mini Mountaineers to Robot Wars, there’ll be an activity to keep even the liveliest child occupied whilst you pause for breath. We’re signing ours up today!

Book tickets from £16

 

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker, Norwich Playhouse, Tues 19th & Weds 20th February

Lee Nelson

Lee Nelson is back for his smash-hit tour, Serious Joker, and he’s better than ever! Get ready for laugh-a-minute gags, but hurry – tickets won’t be around for long!

Book tickets for £20

 

Step Into Stories Family Fun Day, Norwich Cathedral, Weds 20th February

Escape into another world with Step Into Stories at Norwich Cathedral. Follow the twists and turns of tales through craft and activities – and for the younger ones, there’s a play area too. Both educational and inspirational.

£3.50 OTD

 

The Great British Beer Festival Winter, St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, Weds 20th – Sat 23rd February

One for all you real ale lovers out there: it’s the return of CAMRA’s Winter Beer Festival! There’ll be tasting sessions led by expert beer sommeliers, live music and a huge selection of beers and ciders from around the world. This is the ultimate winter warmer!

Book tickets from £12

 

Russell Kane, King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, Thurs 21st February

Russell Kane , the award-winning star of screen and stage, is back with his high-octane brand of fast-paced humour. This is guaranteed laugh-a-minute stuff, so if you’re a fan of stand-up comedy, don’t be anywhere else!

Book tickets from £21.50

 

Gin Night Hosted By Van Vino, NNAB Bradbury Centre, Norwich, Fri 22nd February 

What’s the only thing better than drinking gin? Drinking gin in aid of a good cause, of course! The local gin experts at Van Vino will guide you through a range of treats and tipples whilst raising money for the Norfolk & Norwich Association For The Blind. Cheers!

Book tickets for £30

 

Be Happy, Harry Hippo, Sheringham Little Theatre, Fri 22nd February

Join Harry Hippo and Olly The Oxpecker as they head off on a journey to search for a smile! Help Harry find his happiness by joining in with all the fun onstage. This is a real feelgood outing for all the family and it won’t just be Harry who leaves with a smile.

Book tickets for £6

 

The Richard Alston Dance Company, Norwich Theatre Royal, Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd February

The Theatre Royal continues its run of bringing breathtaking ballet to Norwich with the renowned Richard Alston Dance Company. Witness stunning choreography brought to life through classical and modern music as the Company performs the Brahms Hungarian and Detour, the new work by associate choreographer, Martin Lawrance. Utterly spellbinding.

Book tickets from £8

 

House Of Daze First Birthday Party, Norwich Arts Centre, Sat 23rd February

Photo: Kerry Curl

To celebrate their first birthday party, House Of Daze brings you a totally different type of cultural experience! This is the Norwich drag scene at its most fabulous, darling, so don your most outlandish frocks for an extravaganza of DJ sets, lights, cameras and actions! Just remember: if you can’t be a queen, be a princess…

Book tickets from £8

 

Trevor Nelson’s Soul Nation, OPEN Norwich, Sat 23rd February

If you’re into your old-school soul and R&B, then let the legendary Trevor Nelson take you on a musical voyage through your favourite tunes with his Soul Nation night. Prepare to dance the night away!

Book tickets from £15

 

Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show, Norwich Playhouse, Sat 23rd – Sun 24th February

Elmer‘s not an elephant to blend in with the crowd. With his patchwork trunk and loud laughter, he’s far too colourful for that! But what happens when he tries? Bring your family to find out as David McKee’s timeless story is retold on the Playhouse stage.

Book tickets from £11

 

Preloved Vintage Kilo Sale, OPEN Norwich, Sun 24th February

£15 for a kilo of vintage clothing? It sounds too good to be true but it’s not: the Preloved Vintage Sale is returning to OPEN! Browse through six tonnes of vintage clothing with a clear conscience (it’s recycling, doncha know) and satisfy all your retro fashion needs!

Book tickets from £1.50

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