Our guide to what’s on in Norfolk this weekend


Hitchcock - Credit: Archant

Looking for ways to keep you out of the cold this weekend? Here are just some of the great events going on in our county.

Alfred Hitchcock, one of the worlds famous directors is back, but as the star of the film rather than the director. Hitchcock (12A) focuses on the fractious relationship between Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Alma (Helen Mirren) during the production of Psycho. As the trials of the film occur, Alma is a rock of support, offering up the valuable idea of killing the main character off halfway through the film in the famous shower scene. Hitchcock also looks into the obsessions he had with his leading ladies. His devotion to Janet Leigh (Scarlett Johansson) comes at the expense of his other relationships, causing fractures with his old leading lady.

Popular rockers, Funeral for a Friend are promoting their sixth album with a gig at The Waterfront on Saturday (6:30pm). The new album Conduit comes after 10 years in the music industry, and follows the experiences of the band through the lyrics of the new tracks. Tickets cost £14, for more information visit: http://www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk

The Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra return to St Andrew's Hall on Saturday to tackle Mahler's First Symphony, after their acclaimed performance of his second Symphony in 2010. The orchestra will be conducted by Matthew Andrews, who made his debut conducting the Second symphony, with the appearance of violin soloist David Greed who will also be joining the performance. Tickets are £16, for more information visit: http://www.norwichphil.org.uk

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It's Snowdrop season, with many events devoted to the appearance of these lovely flowers. Raveningham Gardens runs their snowdrop season from Sunday to March 1, in the main gardens, which is open Mon-Fri 11am till 4pm and Sunday 2 till 4pm. Admission is £4, with proceeds going to Priscilla Bacon Lodge. Hoveton Hall is holding a Winter Wonderland Walk on Sunday, 10:30 till 3:30pm (£8). And Walsingham Abbey Estate has 20 acres of snowdrops to see every day this month, which is open from 10am to 4pm, with a £4 admission.

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