Communities and businesses getting behind Norfolk Day with wide variety of events

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Norfolk Day is fast approaching and dozens of events have been organised by individuals, communities, charities and businesses.

Below is a list of events organised so far for the special day on Friday July 27:

?Celebrating Norfolk Service, Ecumenical Celebration for Christians, St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich, 9.30am.

?Coffee morning by Attleborough WI, Attleborough Town Hall, Queen's Square, 10am-1pm.

?Special restaurant menu and offers, Downham Home and Garden Store restaurant, Stonecross Lane, Downham Market.

?Norfolk community photo challenge, competition for pictures celebrating community life/groups across the county, deadline for entries May 31, email, 01603 623958, Porkstork stall, House of Fraser at intu Chapelfield, Norwich, Porkstock producers selling Norfolk food and drink, Candi's chutney and Redwell beer will also be available, time TBC.

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?Fun day, Lathams of Potter Heigham, Bridge Road, local craft stalls, children's entertainment and live local music, time TBC.

?Catton Afternoon Townswomen's Guild party, Lecture Room at Rosebery Road Methodist Church, Norwich, 2-4.30pm, games, quiz, tea and cakes.

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?Flower festival, Thetford Methodist Church, Tanner Street, July 27, 28, 29, Old Bootiful theme.

?Norfolk-themed menu, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital main restaurant, contact Richard Hughes on 07725144334 or

?Art competition for young people, supported by Norfolk County Council, closes on June 30, email digital entries to, including the child's name, age, category and contact detail.

?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, Assembly House afternoon tea, Norwich, 12-5pm, 01603 626402.

?Totally Broads free family fun day, Whitlingham Country Park, Trowse, 11am-3pm, 01603 756089, Cathedral talent showcase, time TBC, submissions should call 01603 218300 or email Tracy O'Hara on

?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, visit for more information

?Wherry Hathor boat open day, How Hill, all day, in Bloom Flower Festival, Hempstead, Lessingham and Eccles, time TBC,

206-mile county motorcycle ride, from 9am, 01366 728040,, 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,

?Cast In Stone garden ornaments, in Wendling, is doing a special commemorative cast, time TBC, 07888 832444,

?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, celebration, Aylsham Care Trust, time TBC, 01263 733385.

?Trenowath Place, King's Lynn, residents' barbecue, 3pm, 07845745142.

?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,

?Music concert by guitarists Julian Vickers and Daniel Bovey, Park House Hotel, Sandringham Estate, 5pm, 01553 764864, in the Park, Diss Park, talent competition for young performers, July 27-29, food and local beers being sold at community event, the Fox Inn, Garboldisham, all day,

?Sheringham Golf Club tournament, auction, raffle, time TBC, 01263 823488.

?A Taste of Norfolk menu, Warwick Street Social, Warwick Street, Norwich,

?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, 8pm, will include an open mic session and charity raffle and sales of poetry books for North Walsham-based dementia support group, Cameo Café, 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, 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 to enter by May 31.

?Public survey by Wildcraft Brewery to create Norfolk Day beer, suggestions provided via a survey by the middle of May, search Wildcraft Brewery on Facebook. Visit 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,, 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.

?Are you arranging a Norfolk Day event? Email details, including times, locations and contact details, to, tweet @norfolk or message the Norfolk Day Facebook page.

Norfolk Day shop

An online shop has been launched selling Norfolk Day marketing material which event organisers can display on the day.

The shop is selling a four-pack of flags, four-pack of A3 posters and 20 balloons at £4, while 5m of bunting is £7.50.

Celebration packs containing all of the above are available for £15.

Norfolk Day takes place on Friday, July 27 and is intended as a day of fun in which individuals, community groups and businesses are encouraged to get involved by hosting or participating in events.

The initiative was launched by the EDP and Norwich

Evening News in partnership with BBC Radio Norfolk and has the backing of business and community organisations who are planning events for the day.

Details of events will be revealed in the newspaper, online and via social media.

To order Norfolk Day materials visit the Norfolk Day shop to buy celebratory items.

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