Our guide to what’s on in Norfolk this weekend

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.

It's the film you have all been waiting for, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (12A) is out in cinemas. Director Peter Jackson is back with the prequal to The Lord of the Rings, with this tale that follows Hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he encounters Gandalf (Ian Holm) and 13 dwarves in the shire, who want to reclaim their lost gold from a dragons lair. Whilst undertaking this quest they encounter old favourites such as Elrond (Hugo Weaving), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and Gollum (Andy Serkis). The Hobbit is a must see for Lord of the Ring fans, with nerve-racking action scenes, and visually beautiful locations, you will not be disappointed.

Lovers of classic pop will enjoy Squeeze with their Pop-up Shop Tour at the UEA LCR on Sunday at 7:30pm. The band started in the 70s with their Packet of Three EP which attracted a lot of interest and gained them a record deal. From then on they have had success with Up The Junction, Goodbye Girl and more, which will be featured in the tour along with some new songs written for the tour. Tickets at �32.50, for more information visit: www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk

To get you in the Christmassy mood, step back in time for A Very Victorian Christmas at the historic Elizabethan House on South Quay, Great Yarmouth. This event will include drama from the St George's Youth Theatre, the angelic voice of Rachel Duffield, and tales of murder from Suffolk crime writer Mark Mower. If all that is not enough for you then mince pies and mulled wine will be available to top up the Christmas spirit. Tickets are �10, starting at 7pm till 9:30 on Saturday. For more information phone: 01493 743930.

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This Saturday The Voice Project Choir will be performing a new piece they have written to follow on from their performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival this year. City of Strangers will be performed at the Friends Meeting House on Upper Goat Lane, which has been their home for meetings and rehearsals for many years, and will celebrate the multicultural history of Norwich. Performances are at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm, with tickets costing �12. For more information visit: www.voiceproject.co.uk

Holkham hall has embraced the Christmas spirit this weekend by holding two stage shows which feature the old classics Mole's Christmas Wind in the Willows and A Christmas Carol. Saturday hosts Mole's Christmas Wind in the Willows, an exciting tale with old favourites such as Mole, Ratty and Badger making an appearance. Then on Sunday Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, tells the tale of Scrooge as he deals with greed, awareness and then redemption. Shows will run at 2pm and 6:30pm both days, and are suitable for ages 6 and up. Tickets range from �12 to �8, for more information visit: www.holkham.co.uk

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