World Pier Crabbing Championships and eight other things to do in Norfolk this Bank Holiday weekend
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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.
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.
• Open Air Concert: A Celebration of the 80s, Holkham Hall, Gates open at 5pm, Tickets £34.50
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Sunday, August 28
- 1 Escape to the Country names 'north Norfolk's seaside capital'
- 2 Pretty thatched cafe business on Broads for sale for £75,000
- 3 The areas where Covid rates have fallen the fastest since lockdown began
- 4 'Small number' of staff at town's Tesco test positive for Covid-19
- 5 'We're all shocked' - Butchers shop attacked by vandals
- 6 Anger as woodland used as 'playground and dustbin'
- 7 Shock as cannabis factory found in quiet Broads' village
- 8 Giant Victorian underground reservoir marks supplying city for 150 years
- 9 Report into woman's murder by jealous ex: 'Employers must do more'
- 10 Homes plan to be revealed for former infant school
• Norfolk All About Dogs, Norfolk Showground, 9.30am-5pm, Adults £9, Children (5-16) free
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
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, 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.
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