What’s on in Norfolk? 11 Things to do 17-23 July

What's on in Norfolk? 11 things to do july 17-23 (L-R): Jane Eyre at Norwich Theatre Royal (Photo: B

What's on in Norfolk? 11 things to do july 17-23 (L-R): Jane Eyre at Norwich Theatre Royal (Photo: Brinkhoff/Moegenburg), Absolutely Fabulous will be screened in Plantation Garden (Photo: PA) and Tom Jones will be performing at Holkham (Photo: Ian West/PA) - Credit: Archant

Looking for something to do in Norfolk between July 17-23? Here's Courtney Pochin's top picks for the concerts, plays, events and activities taking place...

• Jane Eyre, Norwich Theatre Royal, July 17-22, 7.30pm-10pm, tickets £8-£27.50

An adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel comes to Theatre Royal following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre. The innovative re-imagining is a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic and is directed by Sally Cookson. Jane Eyre follows the experiences and emotions of Jane as she grows into an adult, surviving poverty, injustice, betrayl and learns to follow her heart.

• King's Lynn Festival 2017, King's Lynn, July 16-29, free entry

Now in its 67th year, King's Lynn Festival features classical music, recitals, choral and jazz, plus a range of talks, exhibitions and films. Events for 2017 include performances by pianist Freddy Kempf, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Blazin' Fiddles, Passacaglia Duo and Robin Bigwood.


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• Summer Fireworks, Great Yarmouth, Wednesday July 19, 8pm-10pm free entry

Every Wednesday evening for seven weeks the skies over Great Yarmouth will be illuminated with fireworks. The fun begins on July 19 and ends on August 30. Attractions will include free live music at the Sea Life Centre Gardens from 8pm, with fireworks at 10pm. Best viewing areas include along Britannia or Wellington Pier and anywhere along the sea front.

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• Murder Mia Musical Murder Mystery Event, Maids Head Hotel, Norwich, Friday July 21, 7pm-10pm, £3.75

The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich are hosting a three course dinner complete with musical murder mystery event. The murder mystery potion of the evening will focus on the story of singer Di Quickly. Her daughter, Mia, was about to get married on the isolated Greek island of Fernando's. But Di soon discovers that her ex boyfriends are also attending. Trouble is, any one of them could be Mia's father...Then, when a murder occurs at the Wedding Reception, everyone is under suspicion. Can you work out who did it and why?

• Alice in Wonderland Family Fun Day, Chapelfield Gardens, 12pm-5pm,

This charity family fun event in Norwich aims to raise money for the local branch of RSPCA. Attendees should expect themed competitions, games, stalls, a Mad Hatter's tea party and live music.

• Holkham Country Fair, Holkham Estate, Saturday July 22, 9am-6pm, tickets £15.75

Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Holkham Estate by the permission of the Earl and Countess of Leicester, Holkham Country Fair celebrates everything to do with the countryside, featuring grand ring entertainment, shopping, competitions, taster sessions and more. Things not to miss this year include The Red Arrows, the band of the Parachute Regiment, The Battle of Britain memorial flight displays and Dzhigitovka! - The Way of the Cossack Warrior.

• Teddy Bear's Picnic, Hoveton Hall Estate, Hoveton, Sunday July 23, 10.30am-5pm, adult tickets £7.50, children 4-16 years £4

Ideal for little ones, this family-fun day invites you to pack a picnic and your favourite teddy bear to enjoy fabulous entertainment with. There will be a bear hunt, best dressed teddy bear competition, storytelling, a Punch and Judy as well as teddy bear themed arts and crafts including face painting.

• San Miguel Picturehouse Pop-Up Cinema: Absolutely Fabulous, Plantation Garden, Saturday July 22, 9pm, tickets £11

Fans of film won't want to miss out on this open air cinema experience held in Norwich's beautiful secret garden. The screening will be of the 2016 film Absolutely Fabulous starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, who stepped back into their iconic roles as Edina and Patsy from the popular 90s TV show of the same name.

• Summer Fete, Titchwell Manor, Titchwell, Sunday July 23, 12pm-5pm, free entry

Back for its fifth year, this fete is perfect for a family day out. There will be lots of food, including demonstrations from the Titchwell chefs, using Dingley Dell Pork and Mrs Temples Cheese, plus guests Dabbling Duck and Charlie Hodson. Other attractions include a bouncy castle, apple bobbing, hot dog eating contests, live music and a sandcastle competition. There's a barbecue and Pimms on offer too.

• Picnic in the Park, Whitlingham County Park, Sunday July 23, 10am-5pm

Whitlingham County Park will be hosting a family event to kick off National Parks Week. The day will involve music, food, a range of activities, displays, crafts, trails and boat trips. People are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy a day in the gateway to the Broads.

• Tom Jones Open Air Concert, Holkham Hall, Sunday July 23, 7pm, tickets £49.50

Legendary singer Tom Jones will be performing in the east park of the grounds at the Holkham Estate. The outdoor concert is set to feature a selection of his most popular hits throughout the decades, including songs from his latest albums, promising fans an unforgettable evening of entertainment.

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