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7 things to do this weekend

It’s the weekend, it’s spring, it’s time to put the box set away and open the front door! From The Clash to Thelma and Louise, if it’s happening in Norfolk this weekend, it’s here…

Extremism, Theatre Royal, Norwich – until Sat 4 Mar:

The Norwich Youth Theatre Company Production presents Extremism, a play by Anders Lustgarten addressing fear, friendship and the creeping polarisation of society. The police just took Jamal away. Because Miss Tomlinson called them. Because she had to. Because of Prevent. But now Miss Tomlinson and the police are gone, and all that’s left is a shell-shocked class. Who knew Jamal? What did he do? And what is going to happen next?

Cley Marshes Beach Clean, Cley-next-the-Sea – Sat 4 Mar:

Sunrise over the saltmarshes at Cley-next-the-Sea

Do your bit for the environment: head to Cley Beach at 10am this Saturday and help a group of volunteers clean up one of Norfolk’s prettiest pebble beaches for the benefit of the local wildlife. There’s bound to be some washed up treasures to delight in, and some beautiful wildlife overhead. Once you’re done, reward yourself with a pub lunch in one of the nearby country pubs. 

Film Festival Day, Screen-next-the-Sea, Wells-next-the-Sea – Sat 4 Mar:

Cult classic Thelma and Louise

One day; five cult classic movies. Head to the Alderman School for five films run back-to-back as part of the Movie Duo Film Festival. Commencing at 10am with The Odd Couple, the reel keeps running with About a Boy (12.45pm), The Adventures of Priscila Queen of the Desert (3pm), Thelma & Louise (5.30pm), concluding with Se7en at 8pm. A great day for film buffs. Tickets  per movie: £5 adults, £3.50 children.

London Calling – a tribute to The Clash, Norwich Waterfront, Norwich – Sat 5 Mar:

A tribute night dedicated to English punk band The Clash, who formed in 1976. Headed by lead singer Joe Strummer, (real name John Graham Mellor) who died in 2002, The Clash had a string of Grammy award-winning hits including I Fought the War, Rock The Casbah and, of course, London Calling. Featuring special guest stars The Pistols.

Glove Puppet Sewing Workshop, The Puppet Theatre, Norwich – Sat 5 Mar:

If you’re a dab hand at sewing – and even if you’re not – you can learn new skills at this workshop designed to learn how to create animal hand puppets. Learn how to adapt a basic pattern to create your own designs. If you are fairly new to hand-sewing, then this workshop will offer an opportunity to learn new stitches. For those who are more confident, it’s a chance to let your imagination run wild, and create your own furry friend (just tell them it’s for your child and all will be OK). 2pm; £15.

Circus Mandao, Knightshill Farm Shop, Kings Lynn – until Sun 5 Feb:

This fantastic, traditional family circus returns with a brand new show and a host of international artists. Expect beautiful showgirls, hunky men, funny clowns, dressage horses, world aerial artistry, high flying acrobats, amazing swinging trapeze artists and jugglers. Phew!

Dressed to Thrill launch party – St Margarets Church, Norwich – Sun 5 Mar:

In the run up to Norwich Fashoin Week, Norwich businesses Artbeat64 and Wake Up Little Susie have joined forces to create an exciting new exhibition where Fashion Meets Art Via the Cinema. See original artwork and set pieces – think painting, props and vintage clothing – both on display and for sale. The launch party is this coming Sunday, where guests can expect music, wine, dancing, fashion and much more. The event then runs from Mon 6 until Sat 11 Mar from 10am until 5pm daily. Entrance is free.

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