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Holt Fairy Fair 2014. Photo by Cy.

A magical woodland event which gets children involved with nature in enchanting ways has sold out this weekend.

Launch of Great Yarmouth Arts Festival 2015. Festival Chairman Hugh Sturzaker with one of the giant puppets which will form part of the Mammoth Parade.  Picture: James Bass

A borough-wide network of knitters have put their skills to good use creating an army of woolly mammoths, stoats, bears, hedgehogs and snakes ahead of Great Yarmouth’s summer Arts Festival.

Great Yarmouth Beer Festival 2015. Volunteer Kim Nicholls.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The finishing touches were being put in place earlier this week for the 9th Annual Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival which opens in St George’s Theatre today.

Luke Wright: Stay at Home Dandy

Poet and performer Luke Wright returns with his latest hilarious show as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, plus Noël Coward, folk award winners, concert and exhibition, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing. Photo: Richie Gilligan

Norwich first time novelist Eimear McBride’s multi-award winning A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is brought to the stage, plus theatre, jazz, comedy and festival performance, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Jeff Koons' Winter Bears, 1988. Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008

Influential and controversial artists Jeff Koons is the subject of a major exhibition, plus dance, opera, comedy and music from the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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.

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