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Pupils from Orange Class at Harford Manor School with the mannequin they have made into art at an exhibition Waste Not Want Not at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Inspired by the phrase Waste Not Want Not, a talented group of pupils has created wonderful works of art from an array of recycled materials.

Eating Out or Eating In

Rachel Hughes Green (right) and Sarah Hughes Wade at the Firepit Camp in Wendling, the location for a Forgotten Food Festival. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Historic ingredients and traditional recipes will be celebrated at one of the region’s top food festivals this weekend.

Comedy

Bruce Forsyth

What drives an 87-year-old man to spend two hours on a Norwich stage? For Sir Bruce Forsyth, the answer seems to be a genuine love of entertaining.

Jenny Eclair  who is appearing at Holt Festival this summer

Comedy, soul and politics have been unveiled among the latest shows heading to Holt Festival this summer.

Comedian and writer Karl Minns back in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Fresh from two sell-out stints at the Theatre Royal, Norwich, and the Norwich Playhouse alongside comedy partner Owen Evans, Karl Minns from the Nimmo Twins is back in the city with his new one-man show. STACIA BRIGGS asked Karl about appearing on stage without any back-up, a boy who can set the bed on fire using the power of his dreams and the difficulties of rehearsing on your own.

Matt Tedford in Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho

Mirror balls, muscular men in short-cropped jeans, and, er, the Iron Lady? It might not be an obvious combination but this show is an exuberant delight.

Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft

There may have been a plot somewhere deep in Milton Jones’ latest show, but it really didn’t matter.

Film & Cinema

City garden to host pop-up cinema

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The Plantation Garden

A pop-up cinema is set to spring up in the Plantation Garden in Norwich next month.

Film pix 4/6/15

Oscar-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy reunites with Bridesmaids writer-director Paul Feig for an action-packed mission, which would leave James Bond decidedly shaken and stirred by its unorthodox approach to 21st-century espionage.

NNF15. Bees! The Colony. Photo: Helen Newall.

People of all ages are being invited to join in with one of the festival’s great traditions this weekend - the Garden Party in Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens.

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Theatre

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Norwich theatre has paid tribute to Irish singer and TV entertainer Val Doonican who has died aged 88.

Norwich School pupils put on a production about Edith Cavell (played by Katie Cary) called Patriotism Is Not Enough.
 Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A poignant production about Norfolk nurse and First World War heroine Edith Cavell is being performed by young people at Norwich Cathedral.

The Koons Collaborative put on a Jeff Koons-inspired 'Koons Couture' presentation at Norwich Castle for the Young Norfolk Arts Festival.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

From fashion and games to theatre and dance - young people have been entertaining audiences with a vibrant mix of shows and events at this year’s Young Norfolk Arts Festival.

Norwich School Gala dance rehearsals taking place, that have atracted a number of boys to take part. Photo : Steve Adams

Norwich School pupils are all set to entertain with a gala night celebrating the arts.

Betty Brawn will be performing in Norwich city centre on Thursday night.

A colourful array of music and street theatre is set to entertain people in Norwich on Thursday evenings this summer.

Music

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Chart-topping Dubliners The Script were back at Thetford last night to kick-start a weekend of big-name open-air concerts at the forest venue.

Val Doonican (right) with Arthur Askey in 1967.

Irish singer and TV entertainer Val Doonican has died aged 88.

Mannington Hall.  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A Norfolk rural retreat is holding an Independence Day Garden Party this weekend.

St Nicholas' choir which is performing in St Nicholas' Parish Church. Picture: SUBMITTED

Two north Norfolk singing groups will join forces for a church concert this weekend.

The Script will perform at Thetford Forest in 2015.

This weekend’s four Forest Live gigs have not been affected by yesterday’s fire in Thetford Forest, a Forestry Commission spokesman has confirmed.