Our guide to what’s on in Norfolk this weekend

Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre 2012. Photo: Steve Adams

Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre 2012. Photo: Steve Adams

If you have not got anything planned this weekend then have a look at some of the great events taking place.

The Wherry 'OLIVE' sails into Wroxham Yacht Club for the launch of the Wherry Yacht Charter Charitab

The Wherry 'OLIVE' sails into Wroxham Yacht Club for the launch of the Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust.Photo: SONYA BROWNCopy: For: EDP© EDPpics 2004(01603) 772434 - Credit: ©EDPpics 2004

Jazz artists and former pupils at the Norwich school, Kit Downes Trio will be joining forces with George Crowley for a special performance at Epic Studios, Norwich on Sunday at 7:30pm. The band got together in their first year at the Royal Academy of Music and have had huge acclaim since 2005. Their music is a mix of improvisation and the composed with a mixture of other musicians influencing the music. The gained even more success when their first album Golden was nominated for a Mercury prize in 2010, with follow up Quiet Tiger voted number 4 in Jazzwise's Albums of the year 2011. Tickets cost £10 for more information visit: www.epic-tv.com

This weekend sees the return of the Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre branching out from St Benedict's Street and St Gregory's Green to Pottergate and Bedford street, making this fayre one of the biggest yet. There will be a wide range of events happening in the Lanes such as a programme of music and entertainment through out the day, the Bedford Street Tea Party, flea market, and a Vintage Bazaar. The Bridewell Museum will also be opening its doors from 12-4pm to join in with the celebrations. This Fayre is on Sunday from 11am till 6pm, for more information visit: www.norwichlanes.co.uk

For a bit of comedy why not see comedienne Roisin Conaty in her debut performance at the Norwich Playhouse with her show Lifehunter on Saturday at 8pm. Her show is about the onslaught of life's continual disappointments and whether any of us are equipped to survive living. Her observations on life are both surprising and on the spot with a great balance between autobiographical and observational comedy. Tickets cost £12 for more information visit: www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk

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To mark the return of Olive, the wherry yacht after almost a decade of waiting for restoration, Ranworth will be holding a free celebration on Sunday at 11am. Olive was first launched in 1909 as part of a holiday fleet, she spent her centenary awaiting restoration, making the relaunch a major event in the wherrys life. As part of the event the last two sailing wherry yachts, the Norada and White Moth will also sail along side her. This event is free with the chance for short sailing trips at £5, and on-board viewing also free from 2:30pm. For more information visit: www.wherryyachtcharter.org.

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