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Norwich City Council events team, left to right, Lewis Cook, Clare Hubery, Liz Howard and Helen Selleck. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

It took 10 years of asking, three years of talking, and months of planning – and now it’s time to make sure you get the most from Europe’s biggest free festival in Norwich.

Eating Out or Eating In

Norwich City of Ale 2015 festival publicans, brewers and supporters raise a glass at the launch in the memeorial gardens, Norwich.Pictured front Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter Photo: Steve Adams

As the Norwich City of Ale prepares to celebrate its fifth year, a competition is being held to find a name for the new charity beer.

Comedy

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.

Reduced Shakespeare Comedy's The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged)

Talking about comedy is seldom that funny, so aiming for an entertaining history of it was a brave move for the Reduced Shakespeare Comedy.

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Theatre

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Aspiring script writers are being invited to enter a writing competition that has been set up in honour of the Maddermarket Theatre’s founder Nugent Monck.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival director, William Galinsky. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The final countdown to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival is underway, with the art world coming to Norwich from Friday May 8.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival director, William Galinsky. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Adnams Spiegeltent is on its way, weird and wonderful acts from around the globe are heading to the county, and soon the spotlight will be firmly focussed on this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

In Here Festival, Lorraine & Alan. Picture: Paul Blakemore

A Celtic myth - telling the tale of a tour guide’s unusual encounter on a beach - has been given a Norfolk twist as part of an upcoming new arts festival.

NNF15 - Wolf's Child.

An elaborate theatrical spectacle is set to take to the stage in north Norfolk next month - and there is still time for people to join the show’s cast.

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It took 10 years of asking, three years of talking, and months of planning – and now it’s time to make sure you get the most from Europe’s biggest free festival in Norwich.

Left to right, Mary Wilson, Darren Edgeway and Natasha Edgeway enjoying last year's Blickling proms event. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The sights and sounds of the 1940s will fill the air at a Norfolk stately home for a musical extravaganza.

The Newgrass Cutters, who are performing at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier. Picture: SUBMITTED

A progressive bluesgrass band will be performing at an end-of-the-pier theatre.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival director, William Galinsky. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The final countdown to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival is underway, with the art world coming to Norwich from Friday May 8.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival director, William Galinsky. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Adnams Spiegeltent is on its way, weird and wonderful acts from around the globe are heading to the county, and soon the spotlight will be firmly focussed on this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.