Events in Norfolk

September 2019

Antony Gormley: 3x Another Time (SCVA)

Antony Gormley: 3x Another Time (SCVA) 22nd Apr - 22nd Apr

3X ANOTHER TIME comprises three life-sized cast iron sculptures selected from Gormley’s ongoing series Another Time (1999–2013) which has been presented in locations across the world. The sculptures will be placed around the university at different focal points and sight lines, including roof level.

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Parkrun - Holkham

Parkrun - Holkham 1st Jan - 31st Dec

Weekly 5km parkrun event with stunning views of the grounds and some historic buildings within the grounds of Holkham, including the grand palladian hall itself.

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Sheringham Park Parkrun

Sheringham Park Parkrun 1st Jan - 31st Dec

A special weekly 5km timed run in the beautiful surroundings of National Trust Sheringham Park - every Saturday.

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Modern Landscape: David Hockney and Claude Monet in the East End Gallery (SCVA)

Modern Landscape: David Hockney and Claude Monet in the East End Gallery (SCVA) 11th Apr - 1st Sep

On display are Monet's Allée de sapins à Varengeville, painted in 1882, and Yosemite I of 2011, in which David Hockney made images depicting the dramatic landscape of Yosemite National Park in California using an iPad.

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Tor Faclon: Rivers of Norfolk (Norwich Castle)

Tor Faclon: Rivers of Norfolk (Norwich Castle) 13th Jul - 12th Jan

In 2017, Norfolk-based artist Tor Falcon began a new and ambitious series of drawings documenting the rivers of Norfolk along with their streams, trickles and ditches. The work sits alongside that of the Norwich School of Painters

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Sundown Festival 2019

Sundown Festival 2019 30th Aug - 1st Sep

Norwich's burgeoning pop festival is now in its fifth year. Chart-topping pop and dance acts previously appearing have included Tinie Tempah, Rudimental, Ella Henderson and Labrinth.

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Doris Leesing 100 (SCVA)

Doris Leesing 100 (SCVA) 13th Sep - 9th Feb

A new exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre presents a revealing exploration and reappraisal of the life and work of Nobel laureate Doris Lessing (1919–2013), one of the most celebrated and extraordinary writers of the twentieth century. A fascinating selection from Lessing’s extensive personal archive, held in the British Archive for Contemporary Writing at the University of East Anglia, will be on display for the first time, giving unprecedented insight into Lessing’s life.

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Wader Watch

Wader Watch 15th Sep - 15th Oct

Take your place in the Shore hide or at the Wader Watch point in this exclusive VIP Snettisham experience and witness the noise, chaos and drama of the whirling waders.

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Horse Power - Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Horse Power - Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse 29th Sep - 29th Sep

Experience a day with a difference at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. See heavy horses and expert horsemen working the land. Discover the different breeds of heavy horse and listen to the stories of the people who work with them.

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Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival 2019

Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival 2019 1st Oct - 31st Oct

The focus for the 2019 edition will be on the Norfolk Coast Path and 'special journeys', including the rich tradition of pilgrimage in Norfolk, with the organisers hoping the festival will be bigger and better than ever!

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UEA Autumn Literary Festival 2019

UEA Autumn Literary Festival 2019 2nd Oct - 20th Nov

The University of East Anglia's annual literature event features a host of events and guest writers confirmed including politician David Owen and historian Mary Beard.

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Deer & Wildlife Walk (Holkham Hall)

Deer & Wildlife Walk (Holkham Hall) 2nd Oct - 16th Oct

Led by Holkham ground staff, a guided walk uncovers interesting facts about Holkham's magnificent red deer residents, within the splendid wildlife sanctuary of the parkland. Held on Wednesdays.

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Hostry Festival 2019

Hostry Festival 2019 12th Oct - 27th Oct

Back for its ninth year, this arts festival features theatre, music, radio and film in the grand surroundings of Norwich Cathedral's Hostry.

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Apple Day - Gressenhall Farm

Apple Day - Gressenhall Farm 13th Oct - 13th Oct

At the award-winning Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, a chance to celebrate the best of autumn with all things appley: pressing, tasting, buying and naming.

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Tatlin's Tower (SCVA)

Tatlin's Tower (SCVA) 14th Oct - 31st Dec

A striking sculpture inspired by Soviet painter and architect Vladimir Tatlin, formed part of The Russia Season at the Sainsbury Centre, alongside the Royal Fabergé and Radical Russia exhibitions. Found close-by in the grounds and suspended above the East End Gallery, Tatlin's Tower provides a startling example of Russian avant-garde art, design and architecture.

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Norwich Science Festival

Norwich Science Festival 18th Oct - 26th Oct

Norwich Science Festival is a chance to explore the wonders of the universe, meet the scientists whose research has changed our world and debate some big questions with some big-thinkers, featuring inspirational exhibitions, sensational shows and an abundance of hands-on science activities for all ages and all levels of knowledge.

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Trick of Tweet - Pensthorpe

Trick of Tweet - Pensthorpe 19th Oct - 3rd Nov

This Halloween-themed extravaganza, which is ideal for families, is packed with spooky craft-making activities and a creepy-crawly trail weaving through the ancient woodlands and wetlands of the reserve.

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Spooky Express - Bure Valley Railway

Spooky Express - Bure Valley Railway 19th Oct - 27th Oct

Free travel for children, join the Railway Bear for a journey on the nine-mile track and try to spot as many scary items as possible on the way.

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Halloween Week - North Norfolk Railway

Halloween Week - North Norfolk Railway 19th Oct - 31st Oct

A range of Hallowe’en themed events between the 19th and 31st October on the North Norfolk Railway.

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Halloween Days - Dinosaur Adventure

Halloween Days - Dinosaur Adventure 19th Oct - 27th Oct

Spooky fun descends on Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure! Dippy and his fiendish friends have decorated the Park and laid on games, activities and entertainment for everyone with some special spooky surprises! You can enjoy a live interactive spooky experience, Day of the Dead theming & crafts, Dippy’s Spooky Maze and face your phobias at the Secret Animal Garden!

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Norwich Beer Festival 2019

Norwich Beer Festival 2019 21st Oct - 26th Oct

Organised by the Norwich & Norfolk branch of Camra, the Norwich Beer Festival boasts over 200 cask-conditioned real ales, along with ciders, and draught and bottled continental beers, all in the splendid setting of St Andrew’s and Blackfriars’ Halls.

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Halloween at Holkham

Halloween at Holkham 24th Oct - 27th Oct

There have been strange and mysterious goings-on in the house, and Holkham Hall think it might be witchcraft! Suspicious staff and pointing fingers… can you help us gather the clues to uncover the mystery of who the witch is and what wicked spell she has cast?

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Norfolk Restaurant Week 2019

Norfolk Restaurant Week 2019 28th Oct - 8th Nov

Restaurant Week is Norfolk’s largest dining event, a culinary celebration of the vibrant restaurant scene, providing an unmissable opportunity to sample high-standard cuisine at tempting price.

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Norwich Ghost Walks - Halloween Specials

Norwich Ghost Walks - Halloween Specials 29th Oct - 2nd Nov

The ancient and mystical streets of Norwich city centre are the perfect venue for these acclaimed tours of macabre goings-on, hauntings and tragic events, with Halloween specials around the theme of murder!

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Halloween - Fairhaven presents Cirque de Bizarre

Halloween - Fairhaven presents Cirque de Bizarre 31st Oct - 31st Oct

The Cirque de Bizarre Halloween Party at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens, featuring mind-boggling acts from the Foolhardy Circus in the woods.

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Spooky City - Norwich City

Spooky City - Norwich City 31st Oct - 31st Oct

Ghoulish activities and fancy dress competitions in Norwich City centre for Halloween.

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Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2019

Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2019 6th Nov - 23rd Dec

Britain’s largest and most spectacular Christmas show is eagerly anticipated and the pageant of dazzling costumers, dancing and singing from a 100-strong cast draws visitors from all over the world.

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Christmas Lights Switch-on Norwich 2019

Christmas Lights Switch-on Norwich 2019 14th Nov - 14th Nov

A parade with Father Christmas, Father Christmas Grotto, entertainment in front of City Hall and the switching on of the city centre lights at 7pm.

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Christmas Shopping Evenings - Holkham Hall

Christmas Shopping Evenings - Holkham Hall 14th Nov - 28th Nov

Holkham gift shop will be filled with a lovely selection of exquisite tree and room decorations, as used to decorate the hall, scented candles, Christmas cards, puddings, chutneys, festive hampers, as well as our wide range of exclusive gifts and much more! On Thursday evening, there will be 10% extra off, mulled wine and mince pies!

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Norwich Tunnel of Light

Norwich Tunnel of Light 14th Nov - 5th Jan

The Tunnel of Light has become one of the most visited attractions at Christmas in Norwich. 45 metres long, four metres high and six metres wide, the tunnel is made from 50,000 pulsating LED with beautiful sequenced lights reflecting the patterns and colours of the Northern Lights. Located on Hay Hillm outside the Forum.

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Christmas Fair: Craft, Food and Gifts - Sandringham

Christmas Fair: Craft, Food and Gifts - Sandringham 15th Nov - 17th Nov

Where better to peruse a unique array of specialist handmade Christmas gift ideas than at this fair of artesian craftsmen in the finest of royal settings. Workshops for learning a new craft are also available.

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Polar Express 2019 - Mid-Norfolk Railway

Polar Express 2019 - Mid-Norfolk Railway 15th Nov - 29th Dec

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is returning to the Mid-Norfolk Railway again in 2019 with the magic of the 2004 motion picture THE POLAR EXPRESS™ being theatrically re-created so the family can be immersed in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children’s tale. Prepare to be surrounded by the magic and wonder of the Christmas season!

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The Great British Cycling Festival Sportive 2019

The Great British Cycling Festival Sportive 2019 19th Nov - 23rd Nov

The Great British Cycling Festival 100-mile sportive will ride out on closed roads from Norfolk in June and be part of the wider celebration which includes the 2019 HSBC UK/National Road Championships.

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Deepdale Christmas Market 2019

Deepdale Christmas Market 2019 29th Nov - 1st Dec

The 11th annual Deepdale Christmas Market will feature more than 130 stalls in three marquees, with craft goods, seasonal produce and numerous gift ideas and this year will incorporate the first-ever Deepdale Street Food Festival.

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Santa at Wroxham Barns

Santa at Wroxham Barns 30th Nov - 23rd Dec

Santa visits Wroxham Barns, one of Norfolk's premium attractions featuring a junior farm, craft stores, a children's funfair and stores. Selected dates leading up to Christmas.

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Santa at Dinosaur Adventure

Santa at Dinosaur Adventure 30th Nov - 24th Dec

Father Christmas and his Elves have arrived at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure and promise to share the Christmas magic.

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Santa Specials - North Norfolk Railway

Santa Specials - North Norfolk Railway 30th Nov - 24th Dec

Wintry scenes, professional entertainers, sherry, mince pies and Santa waiting at a transformed Weybourne Station for these special festive journeys on the North Norfolk Railway.

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Steam Trains to Santa - Bure Valley Railway

Steam Trains to Santa - Bure Valley Railway 30th Nov - 24th Dec

The Santa Train departs Wroxham Station for Santa's Grotto.

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Christmas House - Blickling Hall

Christmas House - Blickling Hall 30th Nov - 20th Dec

Reserve your free tickets this Christmas and enjoy 400 years of history in one house at Blickling Hall.

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Christmas Candlelight Tours - Holkham Hall

Christmas Candlelight Tours - Holkham Hall 1st Dec - 18th Dec

A guided tour to see flicker of hundreds of candles illuminating the state rooms of Holkham Hall, with the chance to see wonderful decorations and listen to the intriguing stories of Holkham's history. Wednesday to Fridays.

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Diva Opera Christmas 2019 - Holkham Hall

Diva Opera Christmas 2019 - Holkham Hall 5th Dec - 7th Dec

Join Diva Opera, Britain’s foremost chamber opera company, for a sparkling evening of song, perfect to get you into the festive spirit at Holkham Hall.

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Global Christmas Village Market - The Forum

Global Christmas Village Market - The Forum 5th Dec - 7th Dec

The Global Village Market's finest traders, illustrators and makers will be selling beautiful gifts from around the world with a focus on fairly traded and eco-conscious products.

The market will be held inside The Forum on Thursday and Friday, before spreading outside the building as well on Saturday with Christmas carol singers and brass bands to put you in the festive spirit, as well as delicious global hot food and mulled wine.

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Enchanted Felbrigg

Enchanted Felbrigg 6th Dec - 15th Dec

Enchanted Felbrigg is here for another year. Follow a winter trail through the gardens and enchanted woodland. Enjoy the opportunity to unwind, surrounded by nature in all its winter glory. On your journey, you'll be able to enjoy sounds, crafts, and storytelling.

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Christmas with Norwich Cathedral Choir

Christmas with Norwich Cathedral Choir 13th Dec - 13th Dec

A feast of festive music and carols with Norwich Cathedral Choir in a special Christmas event in the candle-lit beauty of the cathedral, with mulled wine and mince pies aiding the seasonal spirit.

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An Audience with Father Christmas - Holkham Hall

An Audience with Father Christmas - Holkham Hall 14th Dec - 23rd Dec

A chance to meet Father and Mother Christmas in the Saloon where they will regale you with tales of wonder and magic while our all-singing, all-dancing band of ukulele elves will entertain you with musical interludes whilst taking you on a tour of the State rooms magically decorated for Christmas. With a small present for younger visitors and a glass of Prosecco or a soft drink for everyone plus a small biscuit for children.

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Father Christmas at Fairhaven

Father Christmas at Fairhaven 14th Dec - 14th Dec

Have yourself a woodland Christmas experience in the winter garden.Take a stroll through the woodland to meet the reindeer and visit Father Christmas tucked away among the trees. There will be live music, craft stalls, illuminations and an Elves' Workshop with Christmas crafts to keep the children busy.

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Victorian Family Christmas - Gressenhall

Victorian Family Christmas - Gressenhall 19th Dec - 20th Dec

Turn back the clock and enjoy a traditional festive celebration at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse (with a complementary glass of mulled wine and mince pie).

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Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah 21st Dec - 21st Dec

Seasonal spirit encapsulated in the atmospheric candlelit surroundings of the Norwich Cathedral nave with the ever-popular Messiah performed by Norwich Cathedral Consort and Norwich Baroque.

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Mince Pie Specials (North Norfolk Railway)

Mince Pie Specials (North Norfolk Railway) 26th Dec - 5th Jan

Mince pies and sherry served along with the views of the wintry countryside and the raging North Sea on the North Norfolk Railway.

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Mince Pie Specials - Bure Valley

Mince Pie Specials - Bure Valley 27th Dec - 5th Jan

A last indulgent treat of the festive season during a gentle steam train ride on the ever-popular Bure Valley Railway, with a free mince pie for every passenger.

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