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Monday, December 30, 2013
With Christmas over it’s time to look at what 2014 will bring with what’s on offer on New Year’s Day.
Memorial Hall, 61 Norwich Street: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Dereham Theatre Company, 3pm-5.30pm, £12, concession £10, 07931 415524, www.dosoc.co.uk.
Hippodrome, St George’s Road: Christmas Spectacular Circus and Water Show, 2.30pm and 6.30pm, 01493 844172, www. hippodromecircus.co.uk.
Princess Theatre, 13 The Green: Santa’s Elves and the Magic Snowman. Pantomime, 2pm, £13.50, child £10.50, family £42, 01485 532252.
Norwich Puppet Theatre, Whitefriars: The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Puppetry, 2.30pm, £8.50, child £6.50, family £24, 01603 629921, www.puppettheatre.co.uk
Marina Theatre, The Marina: Cinderella. Pantomime starring Amanda Barrie, 3pm, 01502 533200.
St Nicholas Church, Market Place: New Year’s Day Organ Recital. Light and popular music with both Christmas and general themes given by organist David Ballard, 1pm. Soup and sandwich lunches from 12.30pm, www.saint-nicholas.org.uk.
Maid’s Head, 85 Spixworth Road, Old Catton: The Floating Gryhounds. 5pm, free, free.
St Andrew’s Hall, St Andrew’s Street: New Year’s Day Concert by the Norwich Pops Orchestra. Traditional Viennese favourites. Tickets from Prelude Records on 01603 628319, 3pm, £15 £12, concession £14 £11, 01603 413890, www.norwichpopsorchestra.co.uk.
The Bread & Cheese, Adelaide Street: Tony Cann. Singer, 3pm-6pm, free.
Bure Valley Railway Station, Norwich Road: Mince Pie Specials. Blow away the cobwebs after Christmas and take a nostalgic steam train ride. Free mince pie for every passenger. Under fives travel free, 9am-5pm, £12.50, child £6.50, family £33, 01263 733858, www.bvrw.co.uk.
Seafront: New Year’s Day Fireworks. Launched from the pier at 5pm. Arrive early! Cafés, pubs, shops and restaurants will also be open. Car parking: council car parks at The Meadow and Cadogan Road (standard fees) and Runton Road (£2 from 2pm), Lidl at Holt Road, Cromer Town FC at Mill Road, Cromer Tennis Club at Norwich Road, Amazona Zoo at Hall Road (all free), Cromer Hospital at Mill Road (standard charges). Music at the parish church from 2pm, free.
North Norfolk Beach Runners’ one-mile fun run from the pier forecourt for all ages, registration from 2.30pm, start 3pm (£1).
Tourist Information Centre, Louden Road: Solemates coastal walk. Around six miles along the coast to Northrepps via Overstrand. £5 charge which is redeemable against membership. Option to watch fireworks afterwards. 1.30pm-5.30pm, £5, 07879 640676, www.solemates.org.uk.
Castle Green, Farmers Avenue: Castle Mall Ice Skating. Real ice rink. Sessions can be booked online. To January 5, 10am-9pm, £8, child £6, family £25, 01603 898839, www.baselinebookings.co.uk.
St Edmund’s Church, Church Road: Nativity Exhibition. Over 700 Nativity set from around the world. Various dates and times to January 12. From Hawaiian coconut shell to Japanese origami; from all eras, from Victorian mother of pearl to modern made by children in Venezuela. Area for children with child-friendly nativities and activity sheet. noon-3pm, 01603 717529, burlingham.churchnorfolk.com.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road: New Year’s Day Tour with head gardener Ian Guest; finish walk with complimentary mince pie and hot mulled wine. 11am, £6.10, concession £5.60, child £3.60, 01603 270449, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk.
St Margaret’s Church, Church Hill: Meet and Greet 2014. Bells at noon, meet and mardle at 12.30pm. All welcome. Refreshments including mulled wine etc. No service. Informal free event, organised by the bell ringers, 01379 853967.
Church, Church Street: Christmas tree festival. Refreshments, raffle. Festival runs daily 10am-3pm until January 4. Proceeds to the church and new village hall fund, 11am-3pm.
The Buttlands, The Buttlands: Ramblers’ Festival of Winter Walks. Five miles, map 132251, ref TF 916 434, 01328 711312, 10.30am.
Village Hall, Church Road: TV quiz. 2pm.
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, Brockford Station: Festive Season Steam Trains. Suffolk’s only standard gauge preserved railway. A memorable way to start 2014, 11am-4pm, £6, child £3, family £15, 01449 766899, www.mslr.org.uk.
Bure Valley Railway Station, Belaugh Road: Mince Pie Specials. Blow away the cobwebs after Christmas and take a nostalgic steam train ride. Free mince pie for every passenger. Under fives travel free, 9am-5pm, £12.50, child £6.50, family £33, 01263 733858, www.bvrw.co.uk.
St Nicholas’ Church Hall, The Quay: Blakeney Book Fair. Secondhand and antiquarian books, maps and postcards for the collector, dealer, or casual reader, 10am-5pm, free, 01263 0741690, www.davidfordbook.co.uk.
Parish Hall, Church Street: Antique and Collectors’ Fair. Dealers in glass, ceramics, porcelain, books, coins, bank notes, retro accessories, shabby chic furniture, postcards and more, 8am-3.30pm, free.
Best Western Brook Hotel, 2 Barnard Road, off Dereham Road, Bowthorpe: Antiques and collectors’ fair, 9am-3.30pm, £1.