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What’s On: The Muddy Guide, Fri 30 Sep – Thurs 6 Oct

Roll up your sleeves for a week of music, movies, food and fashion right here in Norfolk, starting tonight!

Annual Music Film Festival, Hollywood Cinema, Great Yarmouth,
Fri 30 Sep – Weds 5 Oct

Sting in 70's cult classic Quadrophenia

Sting in 70’s cult classic Quadrophenia

A week of retro films is being scheduled at Great Yarmouth’s Hollywood Cinema as part of the this year’s Music Film Festival. This year it’s the 1970s, with classics flicks like Tommy (1975), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Grease (1978), Quadrophenia – including special guest star Toyah Wilcox – (1979), Born to Boogie (1973), The Shoals of Herring (1972), The Tempest (1979), Jubilee (1978) and American Graffiti (1973) on the bill. Groovy, man!

83 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2DL, Tel: 01493 85260.

Fishy Friday, Deepdale Café, Burnham Deepdale, Fri 30 Sept

No plans this evening? How about being spontaneous and hopping across to the quaint shopping and eating experience that is Deepdale Market. The cafe’s famous fish and chips evening includes Moules Marinere and a glass of wine. Why not combine your fish supper with some late-night (and presumably quiet) shopping at Fat Face, Gone Crabbing, Relish Jewellery, One Stop Nature Shop and The Hare & The Hen Gallery?

Main Road, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, PE31 8FB. Tel: 01485 210305.

Farmers’ Market, Creake Abbey, Fakenham, Sat 1 Oct


On the 1st Saturday of each month (excluding January) Creake Abbey hosts its award winning market with 40+ stalls selling fresh local meat including rare breed pork, Aberdeen Angus beef, chickens reared with no antibiotics and perfect feed, fresh trout and smoked trout products; fresh vegetables; fruit and flowers; cheeses; cakes; tarts (savoury and sweet); pies; fudge; artisan breads; pickles; rapeseed oils; vinegars; preserves; local ales; juices; and plants. Held in two, newly roofed old Norfolk barns, events are often supported by music and cookery theatre demonstrations.

North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9LF. Tel: 07801 418907.

The Johnny Cash Roadshow, Cromer Pier Theatre, Cromer, Sat 1 Oct

The only show officially to be endorsed by the Cash family, this year’s national roadshow comes to Norfolk for one night only. Fronted by award-winning singer/ songwriter Clive John, who captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show, and Jill Schoonjans, who plays June Carter, the show takes the audience from the 1950’s up to 2002 – and all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included, along with songs from the latest album Out Among The Stars.

Cromer Pier, The Promenade, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9HE. Tel: 01263 512495.

Keeping Abreast More than Just Fashion Show, Open, Norwich, Weds 5 – Thurs 6 Oct


It seems wherever you go these days, you can’t get away from The Big C – whether its superstars like David Bowie and Terry Wogan or your own mum who has been struck by the disease, it’s everywhere. Whether we will find a cure in our lifetime is uncertain, but we can only get closer with the help of fundraising charities like Keeping Abreast. This poignant charity fashion show features 25 women who have all had breast reconstruction after breast cancer, modelling fashions from local and national outlets. Keep up the good work Keeping Abreast.

20 Bank Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SF. Tel: 01603 667431.

A Linha Curva, Theatre Royal, Norwich, Thurs 6 – Fri 7 Oct


Rambert brings the riotous, colourful, sexy A Linha Curva to Norwich Theatre Royal. This percussion-fuelled explosion of samba-flavoured dance helped the company win the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance in 2010. This triple bill from Britain’s national dance company also includes the mesmerising Transfigured Night. Created by two-time Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup, it’s a dramatic love story, with intimate duets and spectacular ensemble dancing amplifying the beauty and romance of its score.

Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RL. Tel: 01603 630000.

Bridget Jones’ Baby, Cinema City, Norwich, until Thurs 6 Oct

Bridget is back after a 12-year break, and this time she has a baby. But whose baby is it: old beau Mark Darcy or dashing American Jack Qwant, played by the dashing Patrick Dempsey? The third in the Bridget Jones series, Bridget Jones’ Baby is laugh out loud funny with some fabulous cameos by star guests. Read a review of the movie here.

St Andrew’s Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4AD. Tel: 0871 902 5724.

Ugly Kid Joe, The Waterfront, Norwich, Thurs 6 Oct

80’s American rock band Ugly Kid Joe returns to the UK for the first time following a 2010 reunion. In their heyday, the band’s fusion of rock, hard rock, funk metal and heavy metal shot them to fame with six albums and two EPs including As Ugly as They Wanna Be (1991) and America’s Least Wanted (1992), which both achieved double platinum sales. Hit singles include Everything About You, Cats in the Cradle. The band oringally roke up in 1997.

139-141 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QH. Tel: 01603 632717.








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