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Mundesley Festival manager Derek Kirk

A seaside entertainment festival is ploughing this year’s charity cash into a cause literally close to his heart.

The Radio 1 Big Weekend big clean up as the stage is taken down at Earlham Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Big Weekend was a real success – and now it’s time for the big clean-up.

Amanda Howell in Noises Off

Two Norfolk couples are to step out on stage together in one of the most ambitious productions ever attempted by Sheringham Little Theatre.

The Jigantics

Contemporary folk fusion band The Jigantics (pictured) are appearing at Davenport’s Magic Kingdom in North Walsham next month.

Ben Langley who is appearing in the Cromer Pier summer show.

June is just around the corner and so is Cromer’s legendary summer pier show.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2015 Ns at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

An enthusiastic audience welcomed Peter Phillips’ Tallis Scholars back once more to sing sacred pieces from the sixteenth century and by Arvo Part. Tintinnabuli, the title of their recital, referred to similarities that the Estonian musician recognises between his techniques and those used by composers more than four hundred years ago.

Mary Poppins by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh. Photographer: Deen van Meer.

Mary Poppins is set to fly into the city next year as the practically perfect nanny takes to the Norwich Theatre Royal stage.

Radio 1 Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich. 

Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg and Muse all performed at the Big Weekend to crowds of 25,000 people each day.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival 451

From a fiery outdoor spectacle about burning books to a twilight show in the woodland of a Norfolk estate, to fun and frolics in the Adnams Spiegeltent – this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival entertained audiences with a great array of cultural treats.

Taylor Swift live at Radio 1 Big Weekend in Norwich 2015 - Paul Bayfield

Screaming fans follow Taylor Swift wherever she goes.

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The excitement was palpable as the Earlham Park crowd waited for the Foo Fighters to leap onto the stage which had recently been graced by Taylor Swift –and they came on as they intended to continue... with a bang.

Imagine Dragons live at Radio 1 Big Weekend in Norwich 2015 - Paul Bayfield

Radio 1’s flagship two-day spectacular of rock, pop, rap and everything in between is proving a massive success at Norwich’s Earlham Park.

Rita Ora live at Radio 1 Big Weekend in Norwich 2015 - Paul Bayfield

With long flowing blonde locks and a gladiator style dress, Rita Ora lived up to her pop diva fame.

Festival feat pix 21/5/15

Turning up at the Adnams Spiegeltent for a show with my son was an exciting experience in itself. Entertaining a toddler can be hard work, and the thought of some cultural activity in a fabulous venue appealed no end.

The Neutrinos rehearsing for their show Live and Loud at Norwich Arts Centre. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A session in an abandoned radio station in former East Berlin kick started an extremely creative period for Norfolk band The Neutrinos and their collaborators, including artist Sal Pittman.

The crowd try to stay dry during wet weather at the Radio 1 Big Weekend, held in Earlham Park, Norwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 24, 2015. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

A wet start didn’t dampen the spirits of festivalgoers, who gathered in their thousands to watch Olly Murs kick-off the second day of the Big Weekend.

Florence and the Machine live at Radio 1 Big Weekend 2015 in Norwich - Paul Bayfield

Despite hobbling on to the stage with a broken foot, lead singer Florence Welch’s performance was electric. The white-suited star shone out from the main stage on Saturday.

Snoop Dogg live at Radio 1 Big Weekend 2015 in Norwich - Paul Bayfield

In a personalised Norwich City FC shirt, Snoop showed who he wanted to be top dogg on Monday.

Ben Howard live at Radio 1 Big Weekend 2015 in Norwich - Paul Bayfield

Ben Howard’s pace may be slow - but his Big Weekend set was something special.

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