Going Out

Jesus Christ Superstar - Dereham Theatre Company

If you have preconceived ideas of amateur theatre then throw them straight out of the window and go and watch Dereham Theatre Company perform the global hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

Eating Out or Eating In

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Well, where to start! Hmm, the 1980s, I think! Birthday parties would not have been the same without the buffet table laid out with 80s treats such as orange Clubs, Twiglets and – if you were in my house – soft crisps that had been placed on the table ready for the party before breakfast.


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

Write2screen screenwriting workshop

A workshop helping people on the road to writing for the screen is being held at Sheringham this month.

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.


Do you remember that period between the mid-nineties and mid-noughties when pop divas were having their own terrible movies made in which they flaunted their inability to do anything but look pretty?

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If you have preconceived ideas of amateur theatre then throw them straight out of the window and go and watch Dereham Theatre Company perform the global hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

Local girl, Amie Howes, 21, as Snow White in this year's Theatre Royal pantomine. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It may sound like a fairy tale, but for Amie Howes her dream really has come true.

Actress Jennifer Ellison who is playing the Wicked Queen in the Theatre Royal panto this year.

Former Brookside star Jennifer Ellison says she is looking forward to spending her time in Norfolk as she plays the wicked queen in this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal panto.

Cast members from Wanderlust which is being performed at Cley and Erpingham. Picture: SUBMITTED

Uplifting tales from Norfolk and Suffolk and a whimsical look at the British class system will be played out a trio of rural venues.

Cast members of The Birds, the Bees and Therapy which is being performed at Sheringham Little Theatre by Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society. Picture: ERIC BRICKLES

A fast-paced comedy about a group therapist whose life unravels is coming to a coastal arts hub.


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The late-1980s were an exciting time for British rock. The likes of Thunder and the Almighty were flying the flag for the genre, oblivious to the destruction about to be wrought by the imminent arrival of grunge.

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The Norwich Sound and Vision Festival 2015 team from left, director Adrian Cooke; music programmers Jenny Allison, and Rosie Arnold; and Norwich Arts Centre director, Pasco Kevlin. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Excitement is building for this year’s Norwich Sound and Vision festival which takes to the stage next month

Tony Sheridan playing at an Evening News Golden Years gog.

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Art & Exhibitions

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Lesley Storey, president of the Great Yarmouth and District Society of Artists who are holding their annual exhibition at the library.

Picture: James Bass

Surging seas, local landmarks, quirky canvases - and for the first time life drawings - are among colourful works on display at one of Norfolk’s oldest artistic society’s annual exhibition.

Days Out

Yesterday, 10:33
Autumn in Lynford Arboretum and Thetford Forest.
Photo:Sonya Duncan
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The leaves are transforming our woodlands into a blaze of red, gold and orange, fungi are springing up overnight, wildlife is on the move and there are some spirited events planned to mark All Hallow’s Eve. STACIA BRIGGS finds 10 ways to make the most of Norfolk in the autumn.