Muddy Guide: Mon 13 Jun – Sun 19 Jun
From car boots to canoeing, it’s going to be an action-packed week here in Norfolk. Do as little – or as much – as you want.
Mon 13 June
Pop Up Shops at Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale
Rummaging through the sale rails in the same old high street shops can become a tedious task when you’re looking for something new, especially when you’ve seen all of your friends in the same floral dresses this month. Pop up shops have become a worldwide trend, bringing an authentic experience of shopping for a snapshot in time. Dalegate Market will be running four different pop ups every week throughout the summer, housed in the cozy beach huts on the North Norfolk Coast in plain sea view.
Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale, King’s Lynn PE31 8FBTel: 01485 210305 http://www.dalegatemarket.co.uk
Weds 15 June
Wymondham Abbey Medieval Evening, Wymondham
Take a trip back in time and explore the medieval lifestyle at Wymondham Abbey at their Medieval Evening. Wymondham Abbey, built in 1107, is one of the most historical buildings in the county. As a celebration of their history, the Abbey will be holding an annual ‘Living History’ event for families and schools in the area. You will receive medieval money to spend at the event, which you can languished on a round of archery, a huge hog roast or a pint of ale.
Wymondham Abbey, Church Street, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0PH. Tel: 01953 607062
Thurs 16 June
Thursday Moonshine’s Acoustic Music Showcase, The Cottage, Norwich
The Kett’s Hill Gang’s monthly installment of homegrown acoustic acts is here for another round at Silver Roads ‘The Cottage’. Joining them at Thursday Moonshine are Zaramo – an Eastern European Balkan-influenced act with campfire rhythms to bring a summer feel to your evening. Family band ‘Falling From Trees’ will also be performing a few songs from their new EP ‘Words.
The Cottage, 9 Silver Rd, Norwich NR3 4TB. Tel:01603 464461. https://www.facebook.com/thenorwichcottage/
Fri 17 June
Let’s Eat Grandma Album Launch Party, OPEN, Norwich
I know what you’re thinking – ‘Let’s Eat Grandma’? A little bit chilling for the name of a twin duo act singing songs about their childhood. Maybe you’re right, this identical twosome have a somewhat unsettling vibe about them – but my god, are their folky rhythms something you need to have in your ears. OPEN Live Music, in association with Latitude Festival, are bringing you the Let’s Eat Grandma Album Launch Party, where you can experience this out of this world indie vocals and drum machines launch of their new album.
OPEN, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SFTel: 01603 763111 http://www.opennorwich.org.uk
Sat 18 June
Gossamer Thread’s Curious Cabaret, Norwich Playhouse, Norwich
Nights indulging in the weird and wonderful clubs of cabaret seem to be hidden away from the quaint lifestyle of Norfolk. But, for one night only, Norwich Playhouse is opening its doors to Gossamer Thread’s Curious Cabaret – a cabaret and burlesque-influenced performance with a fresh, new approach. From razor-blade swallowers to mind reading psychics, Gossamer Thread’s Curious Cabaret showcases aspects of circus, theatre and magic to bring a unique and unforgettable experience to its audience. Grab your tickets quickly for this one – it’s sure to be a sell out event.
Norwich Playhouse, 42-58 St Georges St, Norwich NR3 1AB. Tel: 01603 598598. http://www.gossamerthread.co.uk
Sat 18 June
Intellectual Hooligans, Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
Intellectual Hooligans has been making quite a name for themselves in the city with their regular comedy nights at many places around Norwich. This time they make a stop at Maddermarket Theatre, where they will be taking audience suggestions to improvise in a “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” inspired performance. The group will also be holding a one hour workshop prior to the show, so anybody can have a go at doing something a little bit spontaneous.
Maddermarket Theatre, St Johns Alley, Norwich NR2 1DR. Tel:01603 620917 http://maddermarket.co.uk
Sun 19 June
Guided Canoe Trail, South Walsham
Sunday’s are made for relaxing before the grind of Monday morning – and what better way to achieve that than surrounded by nature in the middle of woodland? Discover the beautiful lakes of Norfolk countryside and row down the rivers with Free Spirit Canoe Tours in Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. With an instructor on hand to teach you how to perfect your stroke, you will be rafting down mountains and waterfalls in no time (err…maybe).
School Rd, South Walsham, Norwich NR13 6DZ. Tel: 01603 270449. http://www.fairhavengarden.co.uk
Sun 19 June
Father’s Day at The River Kitchen, Wroxham
Father’s Day is just around the corner and yet again you’re stuck for a sufficient present for the man who raised you, changed your nappies and probably spent most of his hard earned money buying you the latest trends to pair with your school uniform. A pair of socks just won’t do this year. Treat your Dad to a day at The River Kitchen, where the chefs have hand crafted a menu especially for Father’s Day. Two course meals cost £17.00, while three courses are £21.50
– affordable and located in the beautiful Norfolk Broads.
River Kitchen, Riverside Road, Hoveton/Wroxham, Norfolk, NR12 8UD. Tel: 01603 926560 http://www.theriverkitchen.com
Sun 19 June
Norwich Art Boot, Redwell Brewery, Norwich
There’s something quite satisfying about digging through the back of a stranger’s car and finding a bargain for your home. Thankfully, Norwich Car Boot is back, showcasing homegrown artists’ selling their own pieces; this time Redwell Brewery has teamed up with Print To The People, Access To Music and Proper Pizza to bring you a day out of digging, eating and performing – oh and there’s beer too!
Redwell Brewery, TrowseMilgate, Norwich. http://www.printtothepeople.com/norwich-art-car-boot-2016