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What’s On: The Muddy Guide, Weds 16-Tues 22 Nov

Don’t let the cold and wet stop you getting out and about this week – from art classes to cinema and live music to theatre, Norfolk has it all going on. Let’s go, shall we?

Alan Bennett’s Diaries Live, Alderman Peel, Wells-next-the-Sea, Weds 16 Nov


Hilarious poet Alan Bennett’s new movie comes to cinema screens for one night only, including a live Q&A with the man himself hosted by Sue MacGregor. Broadcast live from Primrose Hill Community Library, London, the show will be connected by video link to screens across the country, including The Alderman Peel school, part of the Maltings Wells Screen-next-the-Sea venue.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Theatre Royal, Norwich, Weds 16 – Sat 19 Nov

Written by Truman Capote – and so memorably portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in the iconic 1961 film – Breakfast at Tiffany’s is being given a new lease of life as a stage play in a sparkling, sophisticated production starring Georgia May Foote (Strictly Come Dancing, Coronation Street) as Holly. This tale of vivacious, good-time girl Holly Golightly, and her fantastical existence in 1940s New York City, is told through the eyes of a young writer, completely fascinated by this exquisite extrovert who every woman wants to be, and every man wants to be with.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular, 2pm & 7pm Weds 16 – Tues 22 Nov


Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians – many of whom are West End performers – this three-hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart toppers sung alongside traditional carols. One of the largest of its kind in the country, if not Europe.

ARTICULATE THAT! Colman Road, Norwich, Thurs 17 Nov

Drawing of model wearing unsighted Indian mask

Drawing of model wearing unsighted Indian mask

ARTICULATE THAT! is a brand new weekly art collective hosted on Thursday evenings by local artist Charlotte St Clair for anyone wishing to paint, draw or get creative. Sessions vary each week and range from life drawing with models to 3D designs. Sessions are free but a £3.50 contribution towards materials is asked for. 7pm start.
Tel: 07973 640547. E: charlottestc[email protected]

Norwich Ghost Walk, Norwich, Thurs 17 Nov


There’s no need to book for this ghostly walk; simply turn up to the Adam & Eve pub on Bishopsgate at 7pm and join a two-hour ghostly walk around the city, which takes place whatever the weather. Starting at Tombland and Tombland Alley, an experienced guide will take tourers to The Whiffler Theatre and the site of many executions at the Castle Gates. It’s then back through the Castle grounds to the Adam and Eve, where a discounted spooky meal is available for ghost walkers from £7.

Supper Club, House on the Green, North Wootton, King’s Lynn, Fri 18 Nov

Showcasing delicious local produce, The House on the Green’s first Supper Club is sure to be a hit. The evening kicks off at 7pm with a glass of Prosecco before a sit-down five-course meal including fish from Coles of Kings Lynn, meat from Arthur Howell Butchers, fruit and veg from Knight’s Hill Farmshop and ice-cream from Norfolk Farmhouse Ice Cream. Tables are configured for sociability with diners sure to meet new people. Booking ahead is essential.

The Sisters of Mercy, UEA, Norwich, Sat 19 Nov


There seems to be no end to the number of bands reforming and heading on tour these days – from ABC and All Saints to Deacon Blue and The Pixies, they are all at it. Next up: 80’s rock band The Sisters of Mercy, who have been touring the world since September and are coming to Norwich for one night only this Saturday. Hailing from Leeds, the band will perform a medley of their greatest hits, including This Corrosion, Temple of Love and Lucretia my Reflection.

Cat’s Christmas, Feline Care, East Harling, Sun 20 Nov


It’s that time of year when we start to think about the less fortunate in the county, and stray cats are no exception. Show your support while getting festive at the annual Cat’s Christmas taking place at the Feline Care Cat Rescue and Homing Centre. With plenty of fluffy residents to meet, take presents to put under the tree, browse the festival stalls – including some cat-themed cakes and a fantastic bric-a-brac – and indulge in some festive mulled wine and a mince pies.



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