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Tom Stade

Comedian Tom Stade has decided to bring his show Decisions Decisions, plus family show, theatre, jazz and a cabaret show featuring Margaret Thatcher, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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.

Peter Brathwaite and Donna Bateman in English Touring Opera's The Wild Man of the West Indies. Picture: William Knight

English Touring Opera give a UK premiere to Donizetti’s The Wild Man of the West Indies, plus music, comedy, theatre and sculpture, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Thomas Gould who will fulfill his ambition to direct Bach's Goldberg Variations with the Britten Sinfonia

Concerts of Bach’s Goldberg Variations and by Norfolk Symphony Orchestra, plus comedy, music and a ghost story, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

The Mist In The Mirror

Another Susan Hill ghost story comes to the stage, plus four exhibitions, classical, Balkan folk and Blood Brothers, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

The Jay Singers

A romantic concert by The Jay Singers, Jane Eyre, circus, comedy and music, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Bunnies and Bluebells at Lynford Arboretum near Thetford. Photo: Lee Ackers.

Our woods offer the best places to witness spectacular displays of bluebells. And after reports of spring appearing earlier in Norfolk each year, the blue woodland carpet should be out in force come April.

The Honey Man

Acclaimed play The Honey Man, about a man, his bees and an unruly teen, Jeremy Hardy, jazz, choral music and circus, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

The West Runton elephant lumbers his way across the beach. Picture: PAUL DAMEN

Woolly rhinos, bears and wolves will once again roam the streets of Great Yarmouth as part of a mammoth scale artistic adventure.

The Unthanks

Folk siblings The Unthanks visit plus comedy, theatre, a family show and the start of a concert series, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Brian Conley as 'PT Barnum'. Photo by Johan Persson

Roll up for Brian Conley in Barnum, Simon Amstell, music and theatre, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Box Tale Soup's version of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

An innovative version of Alice in Wonderland, and folk-rock, comedy and Bach’s masterpiece, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

The Absence of War. Picture: Mark Douet

David Hare’s political satire, women in science, comedy and performance. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Merry Opera's Barber of Seville. Picture: Laurent Compagnon

Opera, political theatre, the Chuckle Brothers and trumpets sounding loud. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Swan Lake, Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia

Russian State Ballet of Siberia return to perform three classic ballets, there is family fun with a host of favourite characters in Milkshake Live!, the story of the building workers strike is told in United We Stand, there is an Indian fable told in dance, comedy from Iain Stirling and Paul McCaffrey and an retrospective by abstract artist John Golding. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Meet the resident hedgehog at Pensthorpe's Bee a Nature Explorer event this half term

What is it really half-term already? Yes, it seems like only yesterday they went back after Christmas but the schools are out again. Fear not though, SIMON PARKIN has plenty of ideas for events and activities to keep the kids happy.

Magpie's Treasure Trove, Gressenhall museum

With the weather outlook leaning towards mild and dry over the rest of this week and into next, there is no excuse not to get out and about as a family during the half term holiday.

Bowjangles: On The Box. Picture: Mike Massaro

Simon Parkin picks six cultural highlights not to miss in the region this weekend.

The stage production of Lionboy

From theatrical chills to Second World War courage, Simon Parkin picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

The Wind in the Willows

Award-nominated theatre companies join forces for a musical adaptation of the Kenneth Grahame classic The Wind in the Willows, there is another lunchtime concert by the Britten Sinfonia, it’s dark and they’re wearing sunglasses, a night of the Blues Brothers in King’s Lynn and two of the finest exponents of traditional folk song visit. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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