What’s on this month
The Square Box on the Hill, Norwich Castle, Norwich – 1 – 4 Mar:
What is the story behind Norwich castle – the iconic and much-loved square box on the hill? Running until June, this exhibition illustrates Norwich Castle’s rich history through a stunning mixture of prints, photographs, paintings, architectural plans, memorabilia and archives, many of which have never been on display before.
Walk on the Wild Side, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham – 2 Mar:
Take a walk on the wild side every first Friday of the month with Tabs, the resident Wildlife Warden, and get inside knowledge of what makes Fairhaven’s woodland garden such a unique environment of diverse habitats.
Sunny Hunny Soul Weekend, Hunstanton – 2 – 4 Mar:
Colin Hudd headlines this weekend of soul music, with two rooms: head to the Main Room for Nu Soul, Soulful House and Jazz Funk; the Alternative Lounge for Northern Soul, Motown and Modern Soul. Tickets cost £39 per person and include two nights’ accommodation.
Farmers’ Market at Creake Abbey, North Creake – 3 Mar:
Everybody loves a farmers’ market but Creake Abbey’s regular award-winning event, with 50 stalls to browse, is a must-visit. All that North Norfolk has to offer is nearby, too, meaning you can make an entire day or weekend of it.
The Kite Runner, Theatre Royal, Norwich – 5 – 10 Mar:
Based on the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini, and adapted for stage by Matthew Spanger, The Kite Runner is touring the country, landing in Norwich for five days.
The World’s Biggest Pub Quiz, The Lamb Inn, Norwich – 7 Mar:
An annual event generally raising £1.5 million for charity where pubs all over the world run quizzes on the same night. Newly-refurbished The Lamb in the centre of Norwich will be taking part – roll up and get those brains ticking!
Shappi Khorsandi: Mitress and Misfit, Norwich Playhouse, Norwich – 8 – 9 Mar:
Comedian, author and 2017 star of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, Shappi Khorsandi returns to Norwich to re-enact her sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show Mistress and Misfit.
Vintage and Creators Spring Market, Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich – 10 Mar:
Small, local businesses come together to show (and sell) their wares, including handmade treats, vintage homewares, jewellery, clothes, textiles and illustrations.
Time Piece Voice Project, Norfolk – 13 & 20 Mar:
Norfolk’s Voice Project choir are inviting anyone over 16 to attend auditions to join the group in performing at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018. Audiences take place on 13 March with rehearsals beginning on 20 March.
Superstructures: The new Architecture 1960-1990, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich – from 24 Mar:
Marking 40 years since the opening of this fantastic arts centre by Lord Norman Foster, this exhibition shines a light on architecture from the 1960s to the 1990s, including how the Sainsbury Centre – and other famous buildings around the world – were made.
Maples Tea Room, Studio 20, Norwich – 24 – 25 Mar:
Norwich students Jessica Gower and Natalie Hicks will be running a pop-up tea room for two days, serving a range of colourful, creative sweet and savoury treats – including scones, of course, alongside tea and coffee.