100 events and ideas on how to celebrate Norfolk Day
PUBLISHED: 09:49 24 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:43 24 April 2018
Archant Norfolk 2018
Norfolk Day is less than 100 days away. To celebrate, we have put together a list of 100 events and ideas communities can get involved with on July 27.
David Powles, editor of the EDP, one of the main backers of Norfolk Day, said: “I am staggered by the amount of events people are putting on to celebrate Norfolk Day. I encourage as many people as possible to get involved.”
Other backers of Norfolk Day are the Norwich Evening News and BBC Radio Norfolk.
It is sponsored by Woodforde’s Brewery and Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust has become an official charity partner.
■Events and groups interested in taking part:
Trenowath Place, King’s Lynn, residents’ barbecue, 3pm, 07845745142.
Finals day for the Lawn Tennis Association Summer County Cup, Cromer Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, Cromer Road, 10am-close, 01263 513741.
Celebrating Community-Understanding Mental Health talk, All Saints’ Church, Belton, 2pm-5.30pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm, 01493 780822, 01493 780776.
Bee Painting Day, Paint Pots, Downham Market High Street, customers can paint bee-shaped pottery, 11am-4pm, 01366 386189.
Norfolk Day menu, The Wildebeest, Stoke Holy Cross, TBC, 01508 492497.
Triorca international youth orchestra performance at OPEN Norwich, Bank Plain, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £20/£15, 01603 763111, www.opennorwich.org.uk
The Assembly House afternoon tea, Norwich, 12-5pm, 01603 626402.
Totally Broads free family fun day, Whitlingham Country Park, Trowse, 11am-3pm, 01603 756089, www.visitthebroads.co.uk
Norwich Cathedral talent showcase, time TBC, submissions should call 01603 218300 or email Tracy O’Hara on firstname.lastname@example.org
North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust cruise from Ebridge Mill to Spa Common and canal history walk, 10am/noon/2pm/4pm from Ebridge Mill, £7.50, 07585 160772, www.nwdct.org
Wherry Hathor boat open day, How Hill, all day, email@example.com/ www.wherryyachtcharter.org
Parish in Bloom Flower Festival, Hempstead, Lessingham and Eccles, time TBC, firstname.lastname@example.org.
206-mile county motorcycle ride, from 9am, 01366 728040, email@example.com, www.thetfordmotorcycleclub.org
Family Fair, All Saints Parish Hall, Beach Road, Scratby, 10am-4pm.
The Eaton Experience golf tournament, taster session and barbecue, Eaton Golf Club, Newmarket Road, 3pm, 01603 451686.
Free fitness classes for all ages and abilities, Norwich Fitness Club, Drayton High Road, Drayton, all day, 07867 780364.
First training session organised by Proud Canaries (Official Norwich City Football Club LGBT fans and friends group), time TBC, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cast In Stone garden ornaments, in Wendling, is doing a special commemorative cast, time TBC, 07888 832444, email@example.com.
Free entry to Museum of the Broads and Victorian steamboat trips to Barton Broad, Staithe Road, Stalham, 10am-4.30pm, there will be a charge for boat trips, 01692 581681, www.museumofthebroads.org.uk
Aylsham celebration, Aylsham Care Trust, time TBC, 01263 733385.
Norfolk community photo challenge, 01603 623958.
Private garden party, Burgh House Residential Care Home, Burgh Castle, for residents and families only.
Sainsbury Centre exhibitions, Norwich, two for one entry to SUPERSTRUCTURES: The New Architecture 1960-1990 on July 27, 10am-6pm, £12/£10.50 concessions, 01603 593199.
Bowlers’ fun day, Dereham Indoor Bowling Club, Station Road, time TBC, 01362 693419.
Barbecue, cream tea and entertainment, Halsey House Care Home, Cromer, 11am-noon/1.30pm-2.30pm, 01263 517938.
Norfolk Day meal at Silver Road Community Centre, Silver Road, Norwich, Norfolk Day meal, 5pm-9pm, 07786 694325, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music concert by guitarists Julian Vickers and Daniel Bovey, Park House Hotel, Sandringham Estate, 5pm, 01553 764864, www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk
Gig in the Park, Diss Park, talent competition for young performers, July 27-29, www.gig-in-the-park.co.uk.
Street food and local beers being sold at community event, the Fox Inn, Garboldisham, all day, email@example.com.
Sheringham Golf Club tournament, auction, raffle, time TBC, 01263 823488.
A Taste of Norfolk menu, Warwick Street Social, Warwick Street, Norwich, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cribbage tournament between five Norfolk cribbage leagues, 7.30pm-10.30pm, location TBC, contact Siv Sears, 07478 879152.
Craft stalls and entertainment, the Lacon Arms, Hemsby, 01493 733281.
Live poetry reading, Banningham Crown, Banningham, evening performance, 01263 733534.
Live painting demonstration of Norwich Market by John Patchett, by Cary’s Flowers, 10am-2pm, 01502 710491.
Limited edition Norfolk Day Sunrise and Norfolk Day Sunset beers by Norfolk Brewhouse sold across 70 pubs, 01328 878495.
Children’s treasure hunt and Beetle drive, Potter Heigham Village Hall, 4-6pm (treasure hunt) and 7.30pm (Beetle drive), 01692 670852/ 01692 670878 to book.
Live theatre, Woodforde’s Brewery, Woodbastwick, Strange Fascination Theatre performance of Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 7pm, £12 adults/£7 children (six-16 years)/free for children under five, £35 for a family ticket, 01603 720353, 01603 720003, www.woodfordes.co.uk
Pop-up stall on Norwich Market by Seasons Bounty (marmalade/jam producer), unit 14, from July 23-July 28, 9am-5pm, selling 60 Norfolk Day jams, 07707029940.
Family fun day about reed cutting and Norfolk wildlife, the New Inn, Rockland St Mary, all day, 01508 538211.
Charity competition to name Norfolk Day beer made by Woodforde’s Brewery, visit www.woodfordes.co.uk/break50 to enter by May 31.
Public competition by Wildcraft Brewery to create Norfolk Day beer, suggestions provided via a survey by the middle of May, search Wildcraft Brewery on Facebook. Visit www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9YYV7V3
Sports demonstrations and open park morning, Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, Beach Road, all day, 01493 733610.
Norfolk-themed barbecue and beer festival, Thomas Paine Hotel, Thetford, 01842 750372.
A Slice of Norfolk WI life, free open house at headquarters of Norfolk Federation of Women’s Institutes, Evelyn Suffield House, All Saints Green, Norwich, 10.30am-3pm, 01603 624580.
BeWILDerwood photo competition, visitors can take pictures of themselves at the attraction’s Trecherous Trail with Norfolk Marshes, share on social media using #NorfolkDay, #BeWILDerwood and #NorfolkMarshes, 01692 633033.
Aylsham Country Market, Aylsham Town Hall, 8.30am-noon, 01263 862396.
Two free tours of historic Britons Arms Coffee House, Elm Hill, Norwich, 10.30am-3pm, book from April 23 by calling 01603 213999.
City sightseeing bus tour around Norwich, leaves Castle Meadow at 4.30pm, book from April 23 by calling 01603 213999.
Free backstage tour of Norwich Theatre Royal, 11am, book by July 13 by calling 01603 598542.
Evacuees-themed afternoon tea and dance event, Dereham Meeting Point, St Withburga Lane, 1940s dress code, time TBC, email@example.com, 01362 698866.
Buy Local Norfolk challenge, shoppers are being encouraged to buy local for a week through the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce project.
Spirit Motorsport is getting involved.
Green Farm Coffee expressed an interest in getting involved.
Pavilion Big Band expressed an interest in getting involved.
Norfolk Saffron expressed an interest in getting involved.
NorseCare homes will be putting on events.
Wymondham Dementia Support Group will be making a special Cromer trip.
Norwich Harmony ladies’ barbershop chorus expressed an interest in taking part.
Reeverberate String Quartet and Ceilidh have expressed an interest in playing Norfolk traditional country tunes/ folk tunes/sea shanties for a special performance.
Barbecue, store discounts and tool demonstrations, Lamberts supply store, Whiffler Road, Norwich, time TBC, 01603 422119.
Scarecrow competition, location and time TBC, organised by MESH Neighbourhood Project in Gorleston.
Street party, Hermitage Close, Acle, time TBC.
Thatching exhibition, Church of St John, Maddermarket, Pottergate, Norwich, talks taking place every hour from 11am-3pm.
■Ideas of ways to celebrate Norfolk Day:
-Norfolk Coast Path walk;
-Mass community picnics;
-Runs along lesser-known routes;
-Celebration of Norfolk inventions;
-Performances of county musicians;
-Celebration of innovation and business;
-Spotlight on films made in Norfolk;
-Exhibitions of Norfolk artists, old and new;
-Focus on the role of Norfolk in supporting refugees;
-Event celebrating the University of East Anglia and its future;
-A day looking at the importance of Norfolk’s waterways;
-Celebration of surfing on the north Norfolk coast;
-Focus on the past and present of farming;
-Tours around Norfolk’s medieval churches;
-An event on how science is booming;
-Photo exhibition showing the impact of coastal erosion;
-Walking tours around Norfolk’s lesser-known nature hotspots;
-Activities focused on young people and children;
-A practical crafts session focused on Norfolk’s wool history;
-Tours around arts establishments showing work of future artists;
-Interactive tours of Norfolk from the air;
-Theatre open days;
-Chance to see Norfolk’s wind turbines from the air;
-Interactive talks on the work of scientists and food researchers;
-Forest activity sessions for children;
-Community bike ride between stately homes;
-Exhibition of Norwich’s industrial past;
-Brewery open days;
-Talk about ongoing conservation work;
-Interactive exhibition on how Norfolk’s rural and urban landscapes have changed over past century;
-Chance to find out the important role of the military;
-Norfolk-themed poetry competition;
-Norfolk business summit;
■To share your ideas, email firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet @norfolk or log on to the Norfolk Day Facebook group.
■To visit the Norfolk Day online shop search www.thenorfolkdayshop.mercadoone.com/celebratory-items