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Radio 1 Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Radio 1’s Big Weekend was a largely peaceful event, with just eight people arrested over the two days.

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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Theatre

Yesterday, 11:07

From a fiery outdoor spectacle about burning books to a twilight show in the woodland of a Norfolk estate, to fun and frolics in the Adnams Spiegeltent – this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival entertained audiences with a great array of cultural treats.

Festival feat pix 21/5/15

Turning up at the Adnams Spiegeltent for a show with my son was an exciting experience in itself. Entertaining a toddler can be hard work, and the thought of some cultural activity in a fabulous venue appealed no end.

The Neutrinos rehearsing for their show Live and Loud at Norwich Arts Centre. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A session in an abandoned radio station in former East Berlin kick started an extremely creative period for Norfolk band The Neutrinos and their collaborators, including artist Sal Pittman.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival 451

Drones sweep overhead, orders are barked from speakers, and fires burn all around: so opens the ambitious, dystopian finale of this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Music

Yesterday, 19:36

Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg and Muse all performed at the Big Weekend to crowds of 25,000 people each day.

Taylor Swift live at Radio 1 Big Weekend in Norwich 2015 - Paul Bayfield

Screaming fans follow Taylor Swift wherever she goes.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival 451

From a fiery outdoor spectacle about burning books to a twilight show in the woodland of a Norfolk estate, to fun and frolics in the Adnams Spiegeltent – this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival entertained audiences with a great array of cultural treats.

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The excitement was palpable as the Earlham Park crowd waited for the Foo Fighters to leap onto the stage which had recently been graced by Taylor Swift –and they came on as they intended to continue... with a bang.

Imagine Dragons live at Radio 1 Big Weekend in Norwich 2015 - Paul Bayfield

Radio 1’s flagship two-day spectacular of rock, pop, rap and everything in between is proving a massive success at Norwich’s Earlham Park.