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Friday, January 11, 2013
Wondering what to do this weekend with the family? Or just looking for something to pass the time? Here is our guide to just some of the amazing events going on this weekend in Norfolk.
With the film awards season approaching, many big films are appearing in the cinema, and Les Miserables is one of the films getting a lot of hype. Directed by Tom Hooper, and based on the stage hit, Les Mis follows Valjean (Hugh Jackman), a prisoner who has been granted parole. Eight years later He has got his act together as a revered factory owner, where one worker, Fantine (Anne Hathaway) is cast out by the foreman for having a illegitimate daughter. Valjean discovers her daughter Cosette and with her mother close to death decides to raise her as his own. Moving on another nine years, Cosette is now grown up, living in the grimy streets of Paris. Les Miserables is one to watch, with a superb cast, empowering vocals and heatbreaking emotion. Magnifique!
Elkie Brooks, one of the most successful singers the Uk has produced in returning to The Apex in Charter Square in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday after selling out the two previous gigs in 2011. Now in the fifth decade of music career she will be performing some of her most popular and classic hits in the style of blues and jazz, along with songs from her new album Powerless. The concert starts at 7:30 with tickets costing £22 for more information visit: http://theapex.co.uk.
Indie-pop band The Sargasso Trio will be playing at the Norwich Arts Centre on Saturday, rounding off the TTSF: 2013 festival which features a range of great independent music. The band will be playing old favourites, plus tracks from their soon to be completed third album. Supporting The Sargasso Trio will be Norwich based Empire, Crystal Bat, along with Graham Horne from The Barlights.
If you have been inspired by BBC’s Stargazing Live then there is a special event just for you. The Norwich Astronomical Society, based at the Seething Observatory, Toad Lane, Twaite St Mary, want to help children age 5 to 10 explore the wonders of our sky, with the chance to see our moon, planets and other fascinating parts of the sky. The event runs from 3 till 6pm and costs £1 with no need to book. For more information visit: www.norwich.astronomicalsociety.org.uk
If you want to get out and about, then go for a walk at Lakenheath Fen reserve near Hockwold, with the change of viewing a barn owl. These beautiful birds have nests along the 3 mile walk that will focus on seeing these birds hunting at the light fades. Walk from 2:30 to 5pm to get the best change of seeing the Barn owls. Entry is £4, and £2 for children . For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the gates to the Royal Hospital Gardens at Chelsea opened to the world’s media yesterday, with a frenzy of activity as photographers and camera crews vied for the best vantage points, there was also a very palpable sense of relief among the hundreds of nurserymen and women who have come to exhibit their prize horticultural specimens that their stands were complete and looking their very best.