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A Night of Dirty Dancing

Relive the passion, indulge in the romance and the much loved soundtrack in choreographed show A Night of Dirty Dancing, plus theatre, comedy and classical, folk and jazz concerts, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

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.

Guinness World Record attempt for the longest chain of skiers holding hands and skiing over 100 m down Trowse mountain, the name of the Norfolk ski slope. Photo : Steve Adams

Youngsters attempted to break a Guinness World Record attempt to create the longest chain of skiers – but found it to be snow easy task.

James Fox as Roger Mortimer and Jack Fox as Charlie Mortimer. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Real life father and son actors James and Jack Fox star stage adaption of bestselling book Dear Lupin, Pasha Kovalev dances, plus jazz, intriguing mask theatre and an exhibition, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Scenes from the the 2014 Wild about Wensum event at Pensthorpe - Charlotte Freeman (8) on the look out for wildlife. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Children’s television presenter Radzi Chinyanganya is a special guest at Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, tomorrow, when he is helping to judge an art competition as part of its annual Wild About The Wensum event.

The Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders brought to life with Horrible Histories. Picture: Darren Bell.

Terry Deary’s pretty much universally adored Horrible Histories returns with two new shows, plus comedy with a political slant, Handel’s Messiah and more, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Francis Bacon Head of a Man (1960) Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon is exhibited alongside works by masters including Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse, plus cabaret, comedy and music, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby

Twenties decadence is brought to the stage in Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby, plus comedy from Andy Parsons, Jimmy Webb, theatre, opera and art, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Diana Brocklebank Scott preparing for Plant Lovers Day at Creake Abbey, North Creake. Picture: Ian Burt

An event that is fast becoming known as Norfolk’s answer to the Chelsea Flower Show is back at the end of next month.

Zoe Lyons who headlines WCB comedy night in Great Yarmouth

Comedy from Zoe Lyons and Simon Munnery, plus X Factor star Ray Quinn, concerts and theatre, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

What to do this Easter.

From Easter egg hunts to family shows, riding a steam train to seeing new spring arrivals down on the farm, there are plenty of things to do this Easter for all the family.

Harry Potter wandmaking at North Walsham library.

A free storytelling event, with a built-in bunny hunt, is being held at North Walsham library on Easter Saturday at 11am.

Cromer Pier seen from the tower of the parish church in early evening winter light.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Cromer’s award-winning Pier of the Year is staging an Easter open day on Saturday.

Pretty Corner Wood near Sheringham.  PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Easter activities for all the family are being staged at a range of woodland sites in north Norfolk.

Farmer Graham Williams and granddaugher Molly ready for the Felbrigg Hall lambing. Picture: HANNAH YOUNG

A working farm in Felbrigg is opening its sheds this Easter weekend as the lambing season gets into full swing.

Nigel Fairs as Chief Inspector Morse in House of Ghosts. Photo: Kellie Colby

Inspector Morse is brought to the stage by a Norwich theatre company, plus dance, theatre, music and an Easter concert, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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.

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