Days Out

The queue for the opening session of the Norwich Beer Festival 2016. Picture: Jonathon Childs

Hundreds of beer lovers have been queuing outside St Andrew’s and Blackfriars’ Hall ahead of the opening session of the Norwich Beer Festival.

Volunteers at The RAF Radar Museum at Neatishead getting the displays ready for visitors. Top, Paul Hendley and Jeff Ayling working on the Jaguar GR1A simulator.

The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum at Neatishead, NR12 8YB, is open for an extra day this half-term week. It will open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (October 25, 26 and 27) for games, a treasure trail, model making, and the chance to sit in a real cockpit. Free admission for children with a paying adult.

YouTube stars, Pixiwoos will be in Norwich on Saturday, October 22 to celebrate the release of their new book, Face. Image shows Nicola Haste (left) and Samantha Champman (right). Photo: James Lincoln

Online sensations, Pixiwoo, will be bringing their beauty brilliance to Norwich this weekend as they celebrate the release of their new book, Face.

Punk montage. Photo: Annette Hudson

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Punk this weekend in the Norwich Lanes with an event unlike any other, showcasing memories from Norwich, Norfolk and beyond.

Students on Cromer seafront in the 1960s. Picture: POPPYLAND PUBLISHING

One was the era of evacuees, ration books and GI brides the other a time of teenage rebellion, “peace and love” and Beatlemania.

Staff at the Dinosaur Park prepare for the Primevil event. Photo: Bill Smith

It’s Shocktober time at Dinosaur Adventure: by day the theme park is a child-friendly attraction, but as Halloween draws closer and dark-ness falls, the park becomes the stuff of nightmares.

Norwich Sound and Vision 2016 - INHEAVEN. Photo: Steve Gullick.

Music acts galore will be taking to stages across the city over the next few days for the annual Norwich Sound and Vision festival.

Nor-Con at Norfolk Showground. Left to right, James Sutton as the 12th Dr Who, Nathan Ward as the 10th Dr Who, Martin Curtis as a Ghostbuster and Michael Chapman as the 4th Dr Who. 

It’s been described as the country’s friendliest convention, and the thousands of sci-fi fans who turned out to Nor-Con over the weekend certainly agreed.

Magdalen Street Celebrations 2016. Lee Vassey and his band entertaining the crowd.

A street celebration kicked off with soulful singing and samba at the weekend, when hundreds turned out to show the strength of community spirit.

Magdalen Street Celebration. 

Billed as they city’s liveliest street fair, the Magdalen Street Celebration returns this weekend for its 7th year.

Cromer Hospital.

Cromer Hospital is inviting the public to look behind the scenes on Saturday.

Norwich Does Vintage. Photo: Britain Does Vintage

Last weekend it was Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair, this week the retro theme continues as Norwich Does Vintage returns to the fine city.

Skaters enjoying the last few sessions as the EDP and Norwich Evening News Ice Rink finishes. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich’s favourite Christmas attraction is back. The magical Norwich Ice Rink will return to Castle Mall Gardens, in the centre of the city.

The scene at a previous Aylsham Rotary antiques fair.

Aylsham Rotary Club is hosting its 15th annual Antiques, Art and Craft Fair this weekend, October 8 and 9, at the town’s high school, on Sir Williams Lane.

Phyllis Dennis, of Beeston Regis, is the eldest daughter pictured on her mother's lap. Picture: SHERINGHAM MUSEUM

A 100-year-old thank you letter written by a soldier serving on the frontline during World War One has gone on display in north Norfolk as part of an exhibition commemorating the home-front knitting drive.

Toyah Wilcox will be appearing at the Great Yarmouth Film Festival this week. Photo: Mike Lyas

The cinema heritage and music of the 1970s will be celebrated at Great Yarmouth Film Festival this week - with a special appearance by singer/actor Toyah Wilcox.

Crowds turned out for the annual Skeyton Trosh. Pictures: ALLY McGILVRAY

Young and old alike turned out for a celebration of Norfolk farming history this weekend.

Chalk Hill brewery beers on display at the Coach and Horses, Thorpe Road, Norwich  Photo: Steve Adams

As the weekend rolls around you might be thinking of heading into the city for a drink with friends, but where can you go that won’t break the bank? Here’s a look at some of the different pubs and bars you might not have thought to visit.

Beth Orton

On Saturday, Beth Orton, the Norfolk-born singer whose dreamy voice has captured the attention of so many, returns to her home county following the release of her latest album, Kidsticks.

Young and old alike sampled farming from a bygone era at this year's Ingworth Trosh. Pictures: ALLY McGILVRAY

The farming community dug deep to show its support for a trio of churches in north Norfolk.

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