The Muddy guide – what’s On 7 – 11 September
From late summer BBQs to Sequence Dancing and from high-energy gigs to Pirate Festivals, summer may be over but Norfolk isn’t resting in its laurels. And with an Indian summer on the cards – for this week at least – neither is Muddy. Get out and about while it lasts…
Weds 7 September
Sequence Dancing, Hoveton
If the return of Strictly has made you keen to get your dancing shoes out the loft and start strutting your stuff on the dance floor, then why not check out Hoveton’s Sequence Dancing from 7.30pm until 10.00pm this coming Wednesday. Set in the village hall, the lesson is run by locals Margaret and Arthur who are Sequence Dance experts (you couldn’t make this stuff up for quaintness).
Hoveton Village Hall, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12. Tel: 01603 783399.
Fri 9 September
Hi-on Maiden, The Waterfront, Norwich
Hi-on Maiden are the worlds longest running and only Iron Maiden tribute band officially endorsed by Iron Maiden themselves. Over the past fifteen years, Hi-on Maiden have firmly established themselves as probably the most recognised and popular tribute to the mighty Iron Maiden. Always striving to put on the most accurate and explosive Iron Maiden tribute experience, both visually and musically, has grabbed the attention of Maiden fans all over the world – as well as the Maiden boys themselves.
139-141 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QH. Tel: 01603 508050. ueaticketbookings.co.uk
Fri 9 – Sun 11 September
Wells Pirate Festival, Wells-next-the-Sea
Dig out your cutlass and polish your parrot, lock up your rum and prepare for the biggest and best festival yet! Blackbeard and his crew are planning some special pirate surprises this year. An annual fundraiser for the Wells Maltings Trust, the event is now in its 6th year and set to be bigger and swashbuckling-lier than ever with stalls, games, treasure trails, bingo and – the weekend’s highlight – The Smuggler’s Ball.
Wells Maltings, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1Au. Tel: 01328 839000. wellsmaltings.org.uk
Until Sat 10 September
That’s Entertainment, Theatre Royal, Norwich
From the producers of the sell-out smash hit Puttin’ On The Ritz comes a dazzling song and dance extravaganza bringing you a sparkling all-singing, all-dancing feel-good show featuring Hollywood’s greatest hits including That’s Entertainment, Puttin’ On The Ritz, I Got Rhythm, There is Nothing like a Dame, You’ll Never Walk Alone and more. Music comes from The Overtones, Britain’s number one vocal harmony group selling over 1 million albums.
Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 xx. Tel: 01603 630000. secure.theatreroyal.co.uk
Sat 10 September
Late Summer BBQ, St Thomas Church, Norwich
St Thomas’ is no ordinary church. With a funky website, several awards and a host of year-round events (including the popular Norwich Makers’ Market and weekly swing classes), it’s worth popping by to see what’s going on. The Late Summer BBQ is a good example – a free event at the Vicarage Garden of the Earlham Road venue with a two-hour BBQ from midday. Tuck into a selection of meats and sides before continuing your Saturday afternoon and evening.
St Thomas Church, Earlham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3RL. stn.org.uk
Sat 10 – Sun 11 September
Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, Great Yarmouth
A riot of colour and maritime music, the Maritime Festival celebrates the sea with a range of traditional and modern maritime vessels moored on South Quay for visitors to admire and go aboard. Shanty and maritime music will be performed at three different venues up and down South Quay: the Main Stage, The Fo’c’sle and Horatio’s Bar in the Market Place.
South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2RG. Tel: 01493 846346. [email protected]
Sat 10 – Sun 11 September
Sandringham Game and Country Fair, Sandringham
Whole areas of Sandringham Hall will be devoted to falconry, fishing, wildfowling, archery and many other country sports and pursuits this weekend, together with lots of activities for families (and their dogs!). A true celebration of country living in a glorious Norfolk venue.
Sandringham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE35 6EN. Tel: 01283 820548. livingheritagecountryshows.com