Our guide to what’s on in Norfolk this weekend
13:43 05 October 2012
With the nights drawing in and the weather getting colder I bet your looking for something to pass the time. Well here are just a few of the events happening this weekend in Norfolk to keep you busy.
If you want to stay indoors and love your action films then Taken 2 (12A) could be the best option for you. This second outing for Liam Neeson’s former CIA operative Bryan Mills, sees him losing another member of his family, careless I know, to a father wanting revenge for the son he killed in the first film. In true Taken style Neeson kicks his way through Turkey in an attempt to re-cover his ex-wife.
If action films aren’t your cup of tea then The Perks of Being a Wallflower (12A) is the perfect chick flick. Set in early 1990s Pittsburgh, we follow Logan Lerman as Charlie, as he deals with being an outcast at high school. He then meets Emma Watson’s free-spirited Sam who attempts to bring him out of his shell and start to enjoy life. Even though my high school years seemed less exciting and eventful, this film captures those years where life seems less and less rosy on the path to adulthood.
On Sunday get into Jazz at the Milestones Jazz Club in Lowestoft with the return of Trish Clowe’s Tangent. Trish Clowes, who is both a saxophonist and a composer will play her original material which takes elements from both contemporary and modern jazz which highlights her talent as a musician. Trish and her equally as talented band who she jams along with are playing at Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade. Doors open at 8pm and tickets cost £7, £6 concs. 01502 568684.
However if you want to brave the outside world then Strumpshaw Steam Museum is rounding off the 2012 season with an Engines in Steam event on Sunday from 1:30am till 3:30pm. There will be steam engines around the park, and inside the museum two fairground organs will be running. This is also ideal for children, or adults who are big kids at heart as a miniature train ride is also included in the admissions price, Adults £5, seniors £4, ages 5 to 6 £2 and Families of four £12.
The Broads is also offering some exciting events this weekend. If you feel like getting up at 6am on Saturday then Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden are holding guided canoe trails that explores the South Walsham Broads, giving you a chance to see kingfishers and otters. Guides are 6 till 8:30am and cost £25 for adults and £15 for children and must be booked from 01603 499177 or at www.thecanoeman.com
Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival at Bungay Castle offers the chance for you to stuff yourself with some of Norfolks finest produce from some of the best producers this fine county has to offer. Best of all its free to get into, and runs from 10am till 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.