Six things to do in Norfolk this weekend

What's on in Norfolk this weeked? From left to right: Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, World Sn

What's on in Norfolk this weeked? From left to right: Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, World Snail Racing Championships and The Shakespeare Festival. - Credit: Archant

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's a quick guide to some of the events taking place across the county.

Saturday July 16

• The Loddon Swan Food and Drink Festival, The Swan, Church Plain, Loddon, 11am-4pm, free entry

This Saturday The Swan will be hosting their first ever Food and Drink Festival to showcase local produce. The event will focus on suppliers and producers and will include an exciting grand prize draw in aid of The Chedgrave MS Therapy Centre.

• World Snail Racing Championships, Congham Cricket Field, Lynn Road, 2pm, free to watch


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Ever wanted to watch snails race against one another? Well you can at the World Snail Racing Championships this weekend. Held in Congham for more than 25 years, the championships sees snails take on a 13inch race course. The current World Champion is a snail called George, who is owned by Dale Thorne from Gayton. His time was 2 minutes and 45 seconds.

• Shakespeare Festival, Norwich Cathedral, 7pm, Adults £20, Concessions £18

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Celebrate the year that marks the 400th anniversary of The Bard's death with a performance of his famous comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, in the picturesque Cathedral Cloisters. The play will be performed Saturday evening by The Lord Chamberlain's Men, an open-air theatre company founded in 2004 and named after Shakespeare's original troupe of travelling players.

Sunday July 17

• The Burnham's Flower Show and Carnival, Burnham Market Playing Field, 2pm, Adults £2, Children (12 and under) go free

On Sunday The Burnhams Flower Show and Carnival comes to Burnham Market Playing Field, bringing all the delights of a traditional summer show, including a horticultural marquee, arts, cookery demonstration, a carnival parade, marching band, fun fair, stalls and live music.

• South Norfolk on Show, Swan Lane, Long Stratton, 11am-4pm, free entry

Discover what makes South Norfolk great at South Norfolk on Show. Last year over 3,000 people attended the event and this year promises to be bigger and better. Activities on the day will include dance performances, live music, fairground rides, craft stalls, a photo booth, street food, a T-shirt challenge, ukulele workshops and much more.

• Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Alive Corn Exchange, Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, 7.30pm, £30

The 66th King's Lynn Festival kicks off this weekend, and the first major event is an evening with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra who will be performing music from classic movies such as Chariots of Fire, Dr Zhivago, The Godfather, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and The Magnificent Seven.

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