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GY Food Festival

Anticipation is building for the fourth annual Great Yarmouth Food Festival which was officially launched this week.

Eating Out or Eating In

GY Food Festival

Anticipation is building for the fourth annual Great Yarmouth Food Festival which was officially launched this week.

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

There is a performance of Dirty Dancing at the Theatre Royal, Norwich tonight. Photo: Steve Adams

Here’s a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

The Plantation Garden

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

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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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Here’s a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

Sheringham Little Theatre Phantom youth production - Katie Thompson as Christine Daae

Young performers are set to stage the Phantom of the Opera musical at Sheringham Little Theatre.

Actors from the Sheringham Little Theatre summer rep version of Private Lives. Picture: ANDI SAPEY

Noel Coward’s play was originally written as a vehicle for himself and actress Gertrude Lawrence (there are five characters, but it’s really a duologue). It opened in 1930s London to mixed reviews. “Thin,”, “brittle, and tenuous” said the cognoscente.

Michala Jane School of Dance will perform Alice in Wonderland at Norwich Theatre Royal in October.

A classic children’s story is being given a historical twist in a new production by a Norfolk dance school.

What I Learned From Johnny Bevan. Photo: Guiseppe Cerone.

Norfolk poet Luke Wright is celebrating winning two awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Music

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Here’s a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

Fletcher Thomson and Josh Lee. Picture: Clare Burgess/City College Norwich

Budding singers with dreams of performing to sell-out crowds have been auditioning for their big break, as Britain’s Got Talent scouts visited the city.

(L-R Sergio Tauroza, Pete Wright, Dan Allen, Cal Hudson, Sophie Porter)

A band have returned home after fulfilling a lifelong dream of performing at one of the country’s biggest festivals.

14-year-old Aden Gerrens and his dad Barry in the band Adenland. Photo: Oliver Foxley.

Norwich-based band Adenland is set to perform at the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Lancashire on Monday.

GoGoDragons! Duelling Dragons unveiled at Riverside, Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

From inspiring artists and teachers to vibrant venues putting on a fabulous variety of entertainment – a great array of stars of the Norfolk arts scene have been nominated for our EDP People’s Choice Awards.