World Pier Crabbing Championships and eight other things to do in Norfolk this Bank Holiday weekend

Nine things to do in Norfolk this weekend: World Pier Crabbing Championships, 80s Celebration at Hol

Nine things to do in Norfolk this weekend: World Pier Crabbing Championships, 80s Celebration at Holkham Hall and CaLM festival. - Credit: Archant

Looking for something to do this Bank Holiday weekend? Here's a look at some of the events taking place across the county on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Norwich Radical Film Festival. Pictured is a scene from Welcome to the Men's Group. Image: submiited

Norwich Radical Film Festival. Pictured is a scene from Welcome to the Men's Group. Image: submiited. - Credit: submitted

Saturday, August 27

• Norwich Radical Film Festival, various locations, Norwich, 10am-11pm, prices vary

Celebrating independent cinema, the Norwich Radical Film Festival will run from August 26 to 28 and in that time more than 160 independent films from around the world are planned to be shown. Highlights on Saturday are set to include The Participatory Programme at The Garage (10am-11.15am), GrassRoots at The Garage (3pm) and Johnny Got His Gun at Cinema City (6.30pm). Find the full programme of events online at norwichradicalfilmfestival.com• Covent Garden Street Entertainment, King's Lynn Town Centre, 12pm-3pm, Free entry

Covent Garden's world-famous street performers are swapping the capital for King's Lynn this summer. This Saturday will see Reuben Dot Dot Dot, an Australian acrobat who defies gravity and Betty Brawn the Strong Lady, perform their shocking acts in the town centre.

Reuben Dot Dot Dot in action. Photo: Reuben Dot Dot Dot

Reuben Dot Dot Dot in action. Photo: Reuben Dot Dot Dot - Credit: Archant

• Open Air Concert: A Celebration of the 80s, Holkham Hall, Gates open at 5pm, Tickets £34.50


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Sunday, August 28

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• Norfolk All About Dogs, Norfolk Showground, 9.30am-5pm, Adults £9, Children (5-16) free

All About Dogs Show. Photo: Ksenia Raykova

All About Dogs Show. Photo: Ksenia Raykova - Credit: ksuksa - Fotolia

Are you a dog lover? Then this could be the event for you! All About Dogs is a two-day event packed full of dog-themed activities, displays, expert advice and much more. A fun dog show will also be taking place on the day with over 200 rosettes up for grabs and the largest range of dog accessories, food, toys and more will be on offer for you to browse and buy from.

• World Pier Crabbing Championships, Cromer Pier, 10am-1.30pm, Registration fee £1

This Bank Holiday weekend will see the return of the World Pier Crabbing Championships in Cromer. Organised by the Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival, the event will see crowds of people take to the pier to win the title of World Champion. As well as this, a charity auction of 102 dinky beach huts will be taking place.

• CaLM festival, George and Dragon, Thurton, 11am-11pm, Adults £18, Children £3, Under 5s free

Four-year-old Riley Stokes, 2015 World Crabbing Championships winner, with his parents and trophy. P

Four-year-old Riley Stokes, 2015 World Crabbing Championships winner, with his parents and trophy. Picture: ANDREAS YIASIMI - Credit: Archant

Entering into the festival's third year, the CaLM festival for 2016 promises to be bigger than ever, boasting two stages, festival performers, a Ferris wheel, circus skills workshops, various food and beverages and a range of stalls. The musical line-up includes a David Bowie tribute, The Ron Sayer Trio, Mammal Not Fish and The Albertina Outliers.

Monday August, 29

• The Loddon Swan Summer Fair, 12pm-5pm, Free entry

The Swan's second annual summer fair is set to be a fun-filled day, with an array of entertainment on offer including arts and craft stalls, displays, face painting, a tombola, a bouncy castle, hog roast, BBQ, beer festival and much more.

Bread Festival at Bircham Windmill. Photo: Submitted

Bread Festival at Bircham Windmill. Photo: Submitted - Credit: Archant

• Bread Festival, Bircham Windmill, 10am-5pm, Free entry to The Bakery

This weekend the Bircham Windmill will be hosting their annual staff bread baking competition, where the staff spend the day baking and lay out samples for visitors to judge and vote for their favourite.

• Village at War, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, 10am-5pm, Adults £14.50, Concessions £13.80, Young Person (4-18) £11.60

This Bank Holiday weekend, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse will be allowing visitors to experience life on the home front during the Second World War and revealing how you can 'do your bit' for the War effort. Various displays, demonstrations and activities will be taking place throughout the day, including a Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast in the afternoon.

CaLM festival

CaLM festival - Credit: Archant

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Village At War at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

Village At War at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse - Credit: supplied

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