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Harry Potter fans are going to have a wizard time during lockdown thanks to author JK Rowling who has made Stephen Fry’s audio-book version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone available online free of charge.

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We might even see him team up (remotely) with pal James Martin for an episode or two.

Theatre

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Theatre-going is currently out-of-bounds, but thanks to NT-Live plenty of contemporary shows are awaiting in the digital archives to be shared online. Here’s a round up of some of the special treats currently on offer

The boss of Norwich’s Theatre Royal says the government’s lack of direction over coronavirus has left the industry in “mayhem” and urged it to go further in its support for venues.

The chief executive of a popular theatre has been touched by the support of the community ever since its temporary closure was announced.

Film & Cinema

There’s an old Hollywood adage that goes: “Without a script, you haven’t got a movie.” Although, there have been several directors and producers that have tried to put the truth of that saying to the test over the years (The Fast and Furious films?) it is generally agreed that the foundations of every great film lies with a first class script.

Banish those feeling of isolation with this feelgood comedy about a big budget Hollywood blockbuster coming to town and finding out that their perfect location may not be as advertised

Banish those feelings of being trapped and isolated with this beautifully shot exploration of nature in all its untamed glory

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Comedy

The award-winning comedian Laura Monmoth is returning to Norwich next week with her new show, Trans Vision Scamp.

A festival of comedy is heading to Norwich this Easter, thanks to Hooma Comedy Club.

Alan Parker Urban Warrior brought anarchy, badly drawn placards and a solution to the Anglia Square issue to the Norwich Arts Centre on the self-proclaimed prophet of the discontented masses’ farewell tour.

Art & Exhibitions

Yesterday, 21:44

Lockdown arts programme launched by Norwich charity The Assembly House Trust to begin with an online quiz including rounds on fantasy hairy animals.

TV

Comfort viewing: the best feel-good TV series to get you through coronavirus lockdown if you’re self-isolating, socially-distancing or just need a much-needed escape for a few hours.

These programmes will give tired mums and dads time to have a cup of tea and a breather while their little ones are entertained.

Belgravia, the lavish new period drama from Julian Fellowes, arrives on ITV on Sunday. Could this epic 19th century tale of secrets and scandals be the series that finally fills that Downton Abbey shaped hole in our lives? Here’s what we know so far...

Music

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Are you stuck at home? Are you feeling lost without being able to go to your usual local gigs?

From The Charlatans front man Tim Burgess to pop star Bailey May, Norfolk is a hotbed of talent with many big names in the music industry calling it home.

Given that Morrissey once penned a song specifically about loathing seaside towns, you wouldn’t expect to find him playing in Great Yarmouth.

Days Out

Yesterday, 17:16

From Bongo’s Bingo to boxing, staying in is the new going out with these brilliant events running during the coronavirus lockdown which you can take part in from your living room.