Events in Norfolk

April 2019

Magritte, the Lost Painting - Norwich Castle

Magritte, the Lost Painting - Norwich Castle 1st Jul - 30th Jun

This exhibition explores an extraordinary art world event from 2016 – the discovery of a piece of a missing painting by the famous Belgian surrealist artist, René Magritte beneath another of his works, ‘La Condition humaine’, which is in the collection at Norwich Castle.

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Visible Women - Norwich Castle

Visible Women - Norwich Castle 14th Apr - 28th Apr

Works from the modern and contemporary collections made by women brought together in a special exhibition at Norwich Castle.

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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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Lynn Chadwick: Beast (SCVA)

Lynn Chadwick: Beast (SCVA) 11th May - 31st Aug

The three 'Beasts', captured in states of action, were part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018, and are the latest edition to the burgeoning free sculpture park at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

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John Sell Cotman in Norwich and London - Norwich Castle

John Sell Cotman in Norwich and London - Norwich Castle 11th Jun - 9th Jun

An exhibition at Norwich Castle exploring the last two decades of the watercolour artist's life, through iconic paintings are rarely-seen drawings.

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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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Viking: Rediscover the legend - Norwich Castle

Viking: Rediscover the legend - Norwich Castle 9th Feb - 8th Sep

A major new partnership between Norwich Castle, the British Museum and the York Museums Trust sees some of the most significant Anglican and Viking treasures on display together at Norwich Castle.

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UEA Spring Literary Festival 2019

UEA Spring Literary Festival 2019 13th Feb - 2nd May

The University of East Anglia's annual literature event features a host of events and guest writers confirmed including Tracey Thorn, Gina Miller and Marlon James.

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Norwich Global Village Market Spring 2019

Norwich Global Village Market Spring 2019 19th Apr - 20th Apr

Over thirty world food and craft stalls return to The Forum in Norwich for the special World Village Market.

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Bluebell Weeks - Fairhaven Woodland

Bluebell Weeks - Fairhaven Woodland 22nd Apr - 12th May

For the magical bluebell season, Fairhaven Woodland offers special access to the neighbouring Sotshole Broad for a stunning display of bluebells.

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East Anglian Game and Country Fair 2019

East Anglian Game and Country Fair 2019 27th Apr - 28th Apr

Attractions, demonstrations and stands covering areas such as watersports, equestrian, falconry and gardening at the 2019 East Anglian Game and Country Fair, held at the Norfolk Showground.

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Tour de Broads 2019

Tour de Broads 2019 5th May - 5th May

Tapping into the growing popularity of cycling in the UK, the Pedal Revoluion Tour de Broads is a unique cycling challenge ride set across the beautiful Broads National Park with routes to challenge and stretch, and a festival start and finish. 100m, 70m, 40m and family courses available.

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Norwich and Norfolk Festival 2019

Norwich and Norfolk Festival 2019 10th May - 26th May

International premiers, large-scale spectaculars and intimate shows in the Norwich and Norfolk Festival, a celebration of creativity, innovation and diversity.

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Norfolk Bird & Wildlife Fair 2019 - Pensthorpe

Norfolk Bird & Wildlife Fair 2019 - Pensthorpe 18th May - 19th May

The first edition of an event at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve showcasing why Norfolk is the birdwatching capital of the country.

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Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival 2019

Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival 2019 18th May - 19th May

A festival celebrating the wonderful marine delicacies of this popular North Norfolk Coast area, featuring concerts, seafood trails, cookery demonstrations and heritage displays.

Norwich City of Ale 2019

Norwich City of Ale 2019 22nd May - 2nd Jun

Special event at the Forum Norwich as part of the wider Norwich City of Ale Festival, with the chance to sample a few offerings from local breweries.

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Open Studios 2019

Open Studios 2019 25th May - 9th Jun

21 years strong and growing ever larger, some 450 artists will be inviting visitors to see their work in over 230 different locations, with art trails, demonstrations and taster exhibitions across a range of artforms. One of the most successful "open" schemes in the country.

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City of Literature Weekend 2019

City of Literature Weekend 2019 25th May - 27th May

Special weekend in celebration of the Unesco City of Literature status, gathering some of the most original current writers and thinkers, as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

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The Norwich Games Festival 2019 - The Forum

The Norwich Games Festival 2019 - The Forum 27th May - 1st Jun

The Norwich Gaming Festival returns with games, talks, workshops, screens, creative opportunities, new releases and the Retro Arcade.

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Forest Live Concerts 2019

Forest Live Concerts 2019 20th Jun - 23rd Jun

Month-long season of top-quality live music in the atmospheric settings of the natural ampitheatre at Thetford Forest, with acts already confirmed including Paul Weller and Jess Glynne.

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The Royal Norfolk Show 2019

The Royal Norfolk Show 2019 26th Jun - 27th Jun

The largest two-day agricultural show in the country draws over 100,000 visitors for Grand Ring displays, traditional livestock, equine classes, live music and over 650 stands.

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Festival Too 2019

Festival Too 2019 29th Jun - 13th Jul

One of Europe’s largest free music festivals, with a range of well-known musical acts as well as family entertainment, held in King’s Lynn’s historic Tuesday Market Place.

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Cley 19 Contemporary Art

Cley 19 Contemporary Art 4th Jul - 4th Aug

The annual event at Cley Church by the North Norfolk Exhibition Project is designed to promote exceptional contemporary art by national and local artists in varying disciplines: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, collage, textiles, sculpture, mixed media and installation. 2019 is themed 'Borederlines'.

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Lord Mayor’s Celebrations 2019

Lord Mayor’s Celebrations 2019 5th Jul - 7th Jul

Three days of celebrations, including the procession and its colourful floats snaking through the historic city, fireworks, music, funfairs, art trails, duck races, outdoor theatre and cinema.

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King’s Lynn Festival 2019

King’s Lynn Festival 2019 14th Jul - 27th Jul

In its 66th year, the diverse King’s Lynn Festival 2019 brings international names in art and music to the town's historic surroundings for two weeks of exclusive, quality entertainment.

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Holt Festival 2019

Holt Festival 2019 21st Jul - 27th Jul

The Holt Festival brings fine art, street performers, musicians, poets, actors, dancers, artists and comedians to the splendid Georgian market town, under the guidance of artistic director Charles Pugh.

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The 138th Sandringham Flower Show

The 138th Sandringham Flower Show 24th Jul - 24th Jul

East Anglia’s largest one-day show, with the best of horticulture in two large marquees, gardens, competitions, celebrity judges and family entertainment.

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Norwich Pride 2019

Norwich Pride 2019 27th Jul - 27th Jul

Norwich Pride is a celebration of the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, with stalls, talks and activities at the Forum Norwich.

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Outdoor Theatre - Holkham

Outdoor Theatre - Holkham 7th Aug - 28th Aug

The 2019 Outdoor Theatre season in the beautiful courtyard of Holkham Hall features performances of: the Jungle Book; The Legend of King Arthur; Gangsta Granny; and a Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Classic Ibiza - Blickling Hall

Classic Ibiza - Blickling Hall 9th Aug - 9th Aug

Norfolk's biggest dance party of the summer full of iconic Ibiza anthems at National Trust Blickling Hall with the Urban Soul Orchestra.

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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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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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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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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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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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