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Muddy Guide, what’s on, Thurs 17 Mar – Weds 23 Mar

Just one more day until the weekend Muddy readers, so here’s your What’s On guide to help you plan ahead for the weekend and into next week. It’s a good one too, filled with fashion, Guiness, cinema, art and boats – what more could you ask for? Read on…

The Fashion Excess, Open, Norwich
Thurs 17 Mar


Sponsored by the boot brand that’s done a 360 degree turn in popularity, Dr Marten, this show – part of the finale of Norwich Fashion Week – fuses the latest trends from independent designers and high street bands to a backdrop of live music from Norfolk-based bands. There’s still time to get tickets.;

St Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, Norwich
Thurs 17 Mar

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38 companies, schools and groups from all over Norfolk – including the Norwich Police Department, the Norwich Fire Department, St Patrick Cathedral School and the Girl Scouts of CT – will march a circular route from Norwich’s library to Franklin Square, Willow Street, Chestnut Street, Broadway, Main Street and back followed in honour of St Patrick. The event , in its third year, will be followed by a street festival on Main Street with food, face painting and music.

Broadland Boat Train, The Norfolk Broads
Sat 19 Mar

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Combine a nostalgic journey by steam with a cruise on the beautiful Norfolk Boards. Journey by train from Aylsham through the Norfolk countryside to Wroxham courtesy of Bure Valley Railway, then hop onto a cruise boat from Wroxham Bridge for a relaxing, and fascinating, 1.5 hour journey through Norfolk’s network of waterways, the Broads (pictured). Fancy a shop? Roys of Wroxham sells anything and everything and is reasonably priced – take a quick look around before catching the steam train back to Aylsham. A great day out for all the family.

Kids’ Club, Cinema City, Norwich
Sat 19 Mar

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Cinema City is something of a Norwich Institution – an independent cinema housed in a former church, with a bar boasting stained glass windows, screens that you can take glasses of wine into and a kids’ club on a Saturday morning for the bargain price of £1.50 each (for both adults and children). Showing classics like The Jungle Book and Monsters Inc, this Saturday sees the much-awaited return of The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) with a mix of animated shorts shot all over the globe. Don’t forget to vote for your favourites.

Zastrozzi Master of Discipline, Dragon’s Hall, Norwich
Until Sat 19 Mar


Norwich’s Dragon Hall will play host to an adaptation of Shelly’s gothic novella Zastrozzi Master of Discipline brought to life by Norfolk’s Crude Apache Theatre Company.

Coke’s Recipe, Holkham Hall, Holkham
Sun 20 Mar

Exterior of Holkham Hall from the south, Holkham Estate in Norfolk, UK

Exterior of Holkham Hall from the south

The doors of Holkham Hall will be flung open following a £4.5 million investment in visitor facilities, which includes a new interactive exhibition telling the farming history of Thomas William Coke, the First Earl of Leicester, who helped revolutionise English agriculture in the early 1800s.

Beauty & The Beast, The Auden Theatre, Holt
Mon 21 – Weds 23 Mar

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Students at one of the county’s best grammar schools – Greshams School, Holt – will perform a version of Laurence Boswell’s fairytale Beauty and the Beast at the Auden Theatre, a venue on the school grounds hosting a variety of theatre and musical performance put on by students.



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