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Mark Streeter of Courtesy Taxis with the mini bus wrapped in Taylor Swift branding for her new album, to be used for the Radio 1 Big Weekend. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

While most people are walking or catching a bus or train to the Big Weekend, for some lucky Taylor Swift fans, their ride will be paid for by the star.

Eating Out or Eating In

Launch of Norfolk Food and Drink in Norwich this evening at Open.

The county’s lavish larder will be celebrated all year round after the official launch of Norfolk Food and Drink.

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

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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Yesterday, 14:05

Part dance show, part rock gig, Hofesh Shechter Company’s show Political Mother is a fast-paced spectacle that is said to be a dance experience like no other. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.

Holt Festival 2015 acts - Puppini Sisters

Risqué cabaret, a new theatre production, top London comedians, poetry, and flamenco are among the acts appearing in this summer’s Holt Festival.

The Measure of All Things. Photo: Pierre Borasci

Life is measured in many ways: money, family, legacies left behind, even Elliot’s coffee spoons. But for film maker Sam Green the main measure is Guinness – or more precisely, the book of records to which the black stuff gave its name.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2015 Ns at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

The combination of a lead trombone with alto sax backed by a three piece rhythm section worked superbly in the Spiegeltent at the festival. Mathew Herd has a remarkable bright tone on his alto and this merged unexpectedly well with the very mellow trombone of Tom Green. Sometimes on the head these two played in harmony and in the opening chorus sometimes in counterpoint. This makes them sound like a very big small band.

NNF15. Festival finale 451. Photo: Ray Gibson.

A free night-time spectacle about a world where books are banned and burned is set to take to the stage in Norwich tomorrow.

Music

Yesterday, 17:00

While most people are walking or catching a bus or train to the Big Weekend, for some lucky Taylor Swift fans, their ride will be paid for by the star.

Fans watching The 1975 performing during Radio 1's Big Weekend at Glasgow Green, Glasgow: Picture: Mark Runnacles/PA Wire

It’s less than 24 hours before the Radio 1 Big Weekend kicks off at Earlham Park, and with booked-up hotels, DJs arriving and site almost ready, the excitement is building.

County Hall, Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

With hotels, campsites and homes booked up for Radio 1’s Big Weekend, some festival-goers have tried to get creative in the search for somewhere to stay.

The crowd watch Tinie Tempah performing during Radio 1's Big Weekend at Glasgow Green, Glasgow. Picture: Mark Runnacles/PA Wire

The Big Weekend is almost here, and with the sun due to shine tomorrow and part of Sunday, people will be deciding what to wear.

NNF15: Hofesh Shechter Company - Political Mother. Photo: Gabrielle Zucca.

Part dance show, part rock gig, Hofesh Shechter Company’s show Political Mother is a fast-paced spectacle that is said to be a dance experience like no other. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.