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Veteran Russian performance artist Slava Poulin brings back his spectacular hit family show, a joyous mix of unconfined chaos of clowns, music and a finale that turns the theatre into a swirling snow storm.

A major art installation on a north Norfolk beach and a new gravity-defying circus show are among the first events announced for next year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Take a cast of singers and dancers in sparking costumes, add magic, comedy and throw in a dose of audience participation.

Film & Cinema

DC’s gathering of the clan, their equivalent of the Avengers Assembling, has had a low-key arrival in cinemas after the hubris of their Batman Vs Superman and Suicide Squad fiascos, and this film feels like a chore, a contractual obligation.

Star Wars has become a welcome cash cow for the cinema industry. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke worries that the announcement of a yet another new trilogy will undermine the quality of this culturally important film series

Annette Bening does a magnificent job as the Oscar-winning 1950s Hollywood screen siren who finds romance and happiness with a younger man, but her life changes forever when she is diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1970s.

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Comedy

Lee Nelson - aka world famous prankster Simon Brodkin - has stolen the spotlight from Kanye West and British Prime Minister Theresa May among others. The only stage he’s invading this time is his own with new stand-up tour Serious Joker.

One of the fastest thinking comics around, Jason Byrne is revealing the method behind his madness with new show The Man With Three Brains.

From rude puppets to turning audience members into real life face-mask wearing puppets, Nina Conti has been busy reinventing the old art of ventriloquist. As she returns with her successful show In Your Face, she tells us more.

Art & Exhibitions

Yesterday, 12:25

The rubber puppet of the US President will go on display for the first time at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts as part of a retrospective of the work of the satirical TV series co-creator Roger Law.

TV

TV Editor Stacia Briggs finds out who we can vote to torture in the Australian jungle this year

The country’s favourite time lord has been around for more than half a century, but there’s never been an adventure set in Norfolk - until now.

If you’ve got Stranger Things 2 withdrawal symptoms (and you’ve already watched Mindhunter), try Netflix’s The Sinner

Music

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For most, Wolf Alice first came onto their radar when the hit Beautifully Unconventional started being on mainstream radio. The atmospheric rock band from North London are able to make even the youngest teen feel nostalgic to an era before their time.

Singer Aston Merrygold will be heading to Norwich next year as part of a new UK tour.

Two north Norfolk music groups will be joining forces next week, for a concert at St Peter’s Church, Sheringham, featuring music ranging from Mozart to Medelsshon.

Days Out

Thu, 12:14

Inject some real festive spirit into your Christmas shopping with a whirl around the region’s wonderful seasonal markets. To get those special gifts, stock up on local seasonal produce and visit Father Christmas, here is out guide to the best places for festive cheer.