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Lord Mayor's Celebration fireworks 2014.
Photo by Simon Finlay.

With the Lord Mayor’s celebrations just days away, reporter Kieran Lynch gives you 15 things which you should not miss this weekend.

Eating Out or Eating In

Rachel Hughes Green (right) and Sarah Hughes Wade at the Firepit Camp in Wendling, the location for a Forgotten Food Festival. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Historic ingredients and traditional recipes will be celebrated at one of the region’s top food festivals this weekend.

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

Spy (15)

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Film pix 4/6/15

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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Theatre

Saturday, June 27, 2015

From fashion and games to theatre and dance - young people have been entertaining audiences with a vibrant mix of shows and events at this year’s Young Norfolk Arts Festival.

Norwich School Gala dance rehearsals taking place, that have atracted a number of boys to take part. Photo : Steve Adams

Norwich School pupils are all set to entertain with a gala night celebrating the arts.

Betty Brawn will be performing in Norwich city centre on Thursday night.

A colourful array of music and street theatre is set to entertain people in Norwich on Thursday evenings this summer.

Actors from Norwich-based group The Common Lot will perform in the RSC's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream when the show visits Norwich Theatre Royal in 2016. From left to right: Emma Trindall  Starveling, Owen Evans  Bottom, Amelia Hursey  Quince, Vicky Stone  Snout, Dan Fridd  Flute, Eva Pandolfi  Snug.
Photo: RSC/Topher McGrillis.

Six Norfolk actors are set to join the The Royal Shakespeare Company in a special production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Cromer Pier Summer Show 2015

It’s very retro, it’s very English, and it’s a very good night out.

Music

Yesterday, 07:00

Music and media festival Norwich Sound and Vision is set to return to the city for a sixth year with a packed programme of entertainment and debate.

The Koons Collaborative put on a Jeff Koons-inspired 'Koons Couture' presentation at Norwich Castle for the Young Norfolk Arts Festival.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

From fashion and games to theatre and dance - young people have been entertaining audiences with a vibrant mix of shows and events at this year’s Young Norfolk Arts Festival.

Miley Cyrus twerking. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

“Twerk”, the word describing the dance popularised by Miley Cyrus, can be traced back to as early as 1820, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Art House Cafe, Cromer - Liz James with an example of her own art. Picture: RICHARD BATSON

A new gallery at Cromer is brewing up displays of East Anglian artists - as well as coffee.

Joseph Ballard and Krissi Jae Kitson performing in a previous Atrium variety show in North Walsham. Picture: SUBMITTED

Budding performers are getting the chance to tread the boards at a town talent show this weekend.