Ten things to do in Norfolk this weekend

What's on: Photography course at Fairhaven Woodland Garden, interactive theatre walk in North Walsha

What's on: Photography course at Fairhaven Woodland Garden, interactive theatre walk in North Walsham and Open day at Stody Lodge Gardens (L-R) - Credit: Archant

Looking for something different to do this weekend? Here are some of the events taking place across Norfolk on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday 14 May

• Photography for Beginners, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, 9.30am-12:30pm, £35 per person (£30 for members)

Professional photographer Peter Mallett will be holding a practical workshop in Fairhaven Woodland Garden for beginners using SLR or DSLR cameras. The workshop will cover basic camera control, operation, exposure compensation, shutter speeds and lenses. Attendees will need their own equipment and instruction manual.


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• Try archery, Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre, 2pm-4pm, £20

Were you inspired by Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games or Hawkeye from the Avengers? Both were adept with a bow and this weekend you can learn how to follow in their footsteps. Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre will be holding an archery taster session this Saturday which will feature a safety session, coaching through essential skills and games.

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• Revolting North Walsham, North Walsham Library, 11am-11.30am, free entry

This weekend discover the quirky past of North Walsham with an interactive theatre event through town. The walk will begin at the town clock at 11am and finish at the Library. All ages welcome.

• Bridge of Spies, Amy Robsart Village Hall, Syderstone, 7.30pm, £3.50 in advance, £4 on the door

Bridge of Spies is a 2015 historical thriller directed by Steven Spielberg and set during the Cold War. American lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy and help the CIA. Inspired by real events this is a gripping drama that will make for an evening of entertainment.

• Eurovision Song Contest Fancy Dress Party. Holiday Inn Norwich, 7pm, Show & Euro Cocktail £15, add on a pre-ordered meal for £23

If you're a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest, this event may be the highlight of the weekend for you. Following two successful years of Eurovision events, the Holiday Inn in Norwich will be holding a screening of the show on a large screen hosted by Drag Queen Izzy Harjett. The event will include fancy dress, games, a raffle and a quiz with prizes.

Sunday 15 May

• Broads Inspiration Watercolour Workshop, Broad Skies Gallery, 10.30am-4pm, £25 (including materials)

Fancy yourself an artist? This Sunday Broad Skies Gallery will be holding a watercolour workshop whereby under the instruction of a well-known professional artist you will be able to learn techniques to help improve your work and boost your confidence.

• Paintopia Face and Body Painting Festival, Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel, 11am-3.30pm, £10 for 16 and overs, accompanied children free.

Some of the best body artists in the world will be heading to Sprowston Manor Hotel this weekend for Paintopia, a festival celebrating all things relating to body art. World renowned guest artists include Pashur, Madelyn Greco and Matteo Arfanotti. Visitors will also be able to enjoy live music and shop at an array or bodypainting and make up trade stands.

• Paws in the Park, Ditchingham Hall Estate, 11.30am, £5 per adult, children and dogs free

The Earl Ferrers has given permission for the public to take on a walking challenge at the private Ditchingham Estate this weekend. Walk either two, five or seven miles through the picturesque scenery and help raise funds for The Friends of All Hallows Hospital supporting All Hallows Healthcare Trust. Stalls, raffles and refreshments will be available.

• Stig of the Dump, St Georges Theatre, 2.30pm, adults £12, concessions, £10 and children £8

Clive King's classic children's story comes to Great Yarmouth this weekend for the whole family to enjoy. Follow Barney as he embarks upon an unlikely friendship with Stig, a 'caveman' with shaggy black hair and bright black eyes living in an old chalk pit filled with rubbish.

• Stody Lodge Gardens, Stody, 1am-5pm, adults £5, children under 12 free.

The beautiful Stody Lodge Gardens are famous for their rhododendron and azaleas but are only open to the public on selected dates in May. This weekend is one of the few chances to see inside the estate and glimpse the likes of the secret garden, sunken garden and the orchard, keen horticulturists won't want to miss out.

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