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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.

Luisa Omielan: Am I Right Ladies?!

Acclaimed Luisa Omielan ponders sex, love and body issues in her latest show, theatre at Southwold Arts Festival, classical steel guitar, jazz, a family show and where to spot art stars of the future, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Crowds and dancers at a previous Potty Festival. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Folk music and morris dancing fans will flock to a seaside town next weekend for a popular free festival.

What the Butler Saw at the Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Leah Giorno

Joe Orton’s hilarious farce What the Butler Saw comes to the Maddermarket Theatre, plus comedy, music a family show and acclaimed cellist Richard Tunnicliffe. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Action Transport Theatre's STATIk, part of the Children's Arts Festival. Photo: Jonathan Clover

Part Chaplin, part Pixar’s Wall-E, STATIk helps launch the Children’s Arts Festival, plus theatre, comedy, music and an illuminating exhibition by James Turrell. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Kylie Minogue launches Newmarket Nights at Newmarket Racecourse. Picture: John Hoy

An elegant night at the races was given an extra touch of sparkle, glitz and glamour when Kylie launched the first of this year’s Newmarket Nights.

A youngster enjoys a taste of medieval action at a previous  North Walsham Fun Day.   
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

body text North Walsham’s first week-long festival gets underway this Sunday with a civic service in the parish church at 3pm.

Panhard et Levassor at Gressenhall

Robots, heavy machinery, smoke and noise all add up to a Father’s Day with a difference at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse this Sunday.

Cromer Pier Summer Show 2015

Glitz and variety return to the seaside with the Cromer Pier Show, comedy, a chiller in the theatre and music from Trevor Nelson and a former member of Kraftwerk. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

The cast of Avenue Q - human and puppet. Photo:Darren Bell

Sesame Street gets grown-up in award-winning puppet musical Avenue Q, plus dance, theatre, comedy and music. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Launch of Celebrate Norwich and Norfolk. Left to right, Rev Julian Pursehouse, director of Celebrate Norwich and Norfolk John Betts, lord mayor of Norwich Brenda Arthur and deputy town crier to the city of Norwich Bob Lloyd.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Christian projects and charities have come together once again for the annual Celebrate Norwich and Norfolk event at the Forum.

Tim Fitzhigham: In The Bath – Unplugged

Comedian-author-adventurer Tim FitzHigham has a special anniversary show of his escapade to row the English Channel in a bath tub, plus cabaret, comedy, theatre and music. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

The Class 25 loco nicknamed The Rat which is back in business at North Norfolk Railway's Summer Diesel Gala. Pictured with a loco in steam. Picture: LEIGH CAUDWELL/NNR

The North Norfolk Railway (NNR) is gearing up for its biggest-ever Summer Diesel Gala, which begins tomorrow.

Scenes from the Forgotten Food Festival at the Fire Pit Camp in Wendling - James Hammond from the Proper Pizza Co tossing dough. Picture: Matthew Usher.

For many people there is no better way to spend a day than basking in sunshine, enjoying some of Norfolk’s world-class food and drink.

Great Yarmouth Arts Festival mammoth parade.

A giant woolly mammoth, sabre tooth cat, giant deer and a bear could be seen walking the streets of Great Yarmouth at the weekend.

London Classic Theatre's production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends. Photo: Sheila Burnett

Alan Ayckbourn’s sharp comedy Absent Friends is the anniversary production of London Classic Theatre, plus Boom Bap Festival, comedy, classical and jazz, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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.

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