Muddy guide: what’s on, Thurs 25 Feb – Weds 2 Mar
Get the kids to school, grab a cuppa and settle down – here’s your Muddy guide for the week ahead:
Elaine Cox, Helen Terry, Stephanie Stow: Bircham Gallery, Holt
Thurs 25 Feb – Weds 9 March
British talent is showcased by three revered artists and at this contemporary art gallery in North Norfolk’s quaint town of Holt. Elaine Cox’s paintings are inspired by landscapes, using multi-layered collages to create textured pieces. Helen Terry creates abstract textile works using dye, mark-making and hand stitch. She also experiments with the modern processes to add layers of colours and marks. Stephanie Stow’s work (pictured), meanwhile, is more in tune with the physicality of painting and the reaction of one colour against another.
Bircham Gallery, Holt. birchamgallery.co.uk
Cirque Beserk!: Theatre Royal, Norwich
Thurs 25 – Sun 28 Feb
Currently doing the UK rounds and proving to be a hit everywhere, Cirque Beserk! – created especially for the theatre
– combines cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action. Watch over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and stunt men show you what they’re made of. The show also features the world’s most hair raising circus act – the legendary motorcycle ‘Globe of Terror’. You’ve got to see it to believe it.
Theatre Royal, Norwich. cirqueberserk.co.uk
Get to know a sewing machine: Gaywood Library, King’s Lynn
Thurs 25 Feb – Weds 23 March
Calling all crafties: this five-week workshop on how to use, and get the best out of, the humble sewing machine is *free*. Learn the basics with no prior knowledge; you don’t even need to own a machine as one will be provided for you. You may well be adding one to your Christmas list once the course is over, though (Saturdays, 9.30-11.30am). Gaywood Library, King’s Lynn. norfolk.gov.uk
Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
Thurs 25 Feb – Sun 20 March
You may not have heard of Alphone Mucha but chances are you’ve already admired some of his work. Rising to international fame with his elegant designs for decorative panels and stunning advertising posters, Czech-born Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) is one of the most celebrated artists of the time. The show includes over 60 works drawn primarily from the collection of the Mucha Trust, including posters, drawings, paintings and photographs.
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich. scva.ac.uk
Pudding Evening: The How Hill Trust, Ludham
Fri 26 Feb
If you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, then this event will suit you right down to your Chocolate Parfait. Piggy-backing London’s trend for restaurants serving only desserts, The How Hill Trust – The Environmental Study Centre for the Norfolk Broads – is running a pudding evening for one night only. Diners start with a light, seasonal soup before tucking into four seasonal homemade puds served – of course – with lashings of custard and cream. Booking is essential.
How Hill Trust, Ludham. howhilltrust.org.uk
Loddon Farmer’s Market, Loddon
Sat 27 Feb
Taking place on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, Loddon Farmer’s Market is as varied as it is lovely. Here, local farmers are invited to sell their produce directly to punters, with everything sourced from East Anglia. Open from 9.30am until 1.00pm, the market sells fresh fruit and vegetables (strawberries and asparagus are particularly beautiful in Norfolk); homemade cakes; locally-brewed bottled lagers; freshly made loaves of bread; and locally-made olive oils, chutneys, jams and sauces. Feeling peckish? Grab a freshly-made sausage roll and a hot cup of coffee. The market’s regular crafting section opens this year on 12 March.
George Lane, Loddon. loddonfarmersmarket.co.uk
Go, Lovely Rose – Keswick Hall Choir: Norwich Cathedral, Norwich
Sat 27 Feb
You couldn’t find a better venue for showcasing a cacophony of perfectly harmonious voices than The Roman Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich (or Norwich Cathedral as it is more commonly known). The Keswick Hall Choir is a highly accomplished chamber choir from the city itself who will perform a variety of choral music, ranging from the early music repertoire to contemporary works. It’s sure to be a treat for the eyes and the ears.
Norwich Cathedral. cathedral.org.uk
Telegram: The Waterfront, Norwich
Tues 1 Mar
Norwich’s iconic gigging venue, The Waterfront, presents Telegram – a popular Indie band from London and Wales with a touch of psych and glam rock thrown in for good measure. The band consists of Matt Saunders (vocals, guitar), Matt Wood (guitar), Oli Paget-Moon (bass) and Jordan Cook (drums). If you like Temples, Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs, Syd Barrett or Can, you’re likely to be a Telegram fan.
The Waterfront, Norwich. waterfrontnorwich.com