An Insider Norfolk Guide to What's on 2021

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    Sep
    2021
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    Oct
    2021
    All DayNorfolk Coast and County

    One of the most successful open studios’ schemes in the country, the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios, is celebrating its 25th year this year with 430 artists taking part across 250 venues.

    The 16-day celebration of Norfolk’s artistic community runs from 25 September to 10 October 2021. This free event will see artists throughout the county opening their doors to the public to exhibit, sell and talk about their work and practice. Now established as one of the largest open studios’ schemes in the country, visitors will have the opportunity to see new art, meet artists, and - with many of the works on display being for sale - buy original artworks directly from their creators. It’s a great opportunity for the artists to meet with the public and talk about their work and for people to have the chance to see artists at work first hand.

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    2021
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    2021
    5:00 amLenwade, Norwich NR9 5JW

    PrimEvil, Norfolk's biggest scare experience, returns to the dinosaur park Norwich on the 8th October 2021. with a new format called Route 666 with a host of characters and scares. This is certainly not for the faint of heart!  From clowns to the dark, small spaces to spiders, there is something to spook everyone at Prime Evil and it is no surprise that is attracts tens of thousands of thrill seekers young and old every Halloween. Enjoy a cabaret of forgotten circus and ghost stories, gallows humour and lost souls, set to devastating beats and mesmerising tunes to make you dance till you drop.

    Tickets are limited for each night and each time slot, anyone aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. A BBQ and bar will be available for you to use up to an hour before your booked time slot.

    Also new this year is PrimEvil Extreme, two nights dedicated to those over the age of 18, with a firework display, heightened haunts and an exclusive, exciting, immersive experience.

    With online ticket prices ranging from £21.

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    31
    Oct
    2021
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    2022
    Snettisham Nature Reserve

    The dawn flight of up to 40,000 pink-footed geese that make their way from Iceland and Greenland to gather on the The Wash in one of the best nature spectacles in Europe..

    The arrival of the Pink-footed Geese in Snettisham has come to herald the start of the Autumn and Winter season for many bird-watchers and nature lovers.

    Every year this unique bird visits our shores in greater numbers with thousand blackening the winter sky as they head to their night roost.   Their numbers increase steadily throughout October, and by the end of November most of the geese will have arrived. The Pink-footed Goose is not only attracted to Norfolk for the Brancaster mussels or Cromer crabs, but for a rather less well known delicacy - the sugar beet. By February most will be returning home to their breeding ground in Spitsbergen, Iceland and Greenland.  The sight of tens of thousands of geese taking off and landing en-masse at the Snettisham reserve is one of Norfolk's natural wonders.

     

  • Sat
    06
    Nov
    2021
    Bonfire 6pm F/W 7.30pHunstanton Norfolk Coast

    Hunstanton Cliffs is the perfect spot for a Guy Fawkes night celebration and the fireworks are big, loud and go on and on and on! They say that nowhere are the skies bigger than in Norfolk but these fireworks do a great job at filling it. Doors open at 5.30pm on Saturday 6th November 2021 and the  giant bonfire before is lit at 6pm.

    Wrap up warm for this amazing bonfire, laser and fireworks spectacle. Previous displays have combined fireworks with a laser show and pounding atmospheric music to thrill the many people who attend the Cliff Firework Extravaganza. The video below gives a little insight into the thrills that you can expect on the night.

    The main firework display kicks off just after 7.30pm but we recommend getting there at least an hour in advance.

    Hunstanton Fireworks Cliff Display

    Hunstanton Firework Aerial Movie

    Food stalls, a fairground, children's entertainment and a bonfire will accompany the fireworks display. If you are looking to book a meal afterwards then reserve early.

    Checkout Love Norfolk's Good Food Guide for good local places to book.

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    Nov
    2021
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    Dec
    2021
    2pm & 7pmThursford Norfolk

    The Thursford Christmas Spectacular returns on the 5th November 2021 and has become one of the most anticipated festive events in East Anglia, having attracted audiences from across the country since opening on Christmas Eve 1977.  2019 saw 112,000 visitors from across the world entertained by 65 musical numbers. Fantastic sets and colour, the choreography, the singing and dancing, and a very special ‘Christmassy’ atmosphere. The show has a 130-strong cast and has a budget of £1.8m, and there is so much happening on the huge stage that it is  hard to decide what to focus on. The overall effect is quite breath-taking.

     

    The show fell silent in 2020 but the organisers a truly thrilling return for 2021. The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is the most popular Christmas show of all time in England and is a blend of exciting Christmas entertainment, with seasonal songs, carols, dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, outstanding music and singing from a cast of over one hundred. The show, which takes a year to organise, is a pageant of spectacle and colour - the music a seamless transition from an up-beat dance routine to a choral rendition of a Christmas carol, a show which would not be out of place in any of London's West End theatres. And when the curtain rises in November it will truly be a Spectacular show. The 2020 Christmas spectacular was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the first time the Spectacular hasn't taken place in its 44 year run.

    Thursford’s Christmas Spectacular has attracted over 5.8 million visitors to date and is the largest Christmas show in the country.

    It is set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 120 professional singers, dancers and musicians – most of whom are straight out the West End. The three hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart toppers being performed alongside traditional carols. The finale of the show includes a fly over of white doves across the auditorium.

    Word of this amazing show has spread and it is now generally recognised as being the largest show of its kind in the country, if not Europe. Up to fifty coaches per day travel from all over the country and many of our patrons have visited year on year, turning the trip into a mini holiday staying in the county’s hotels and guest houses. Go HERE for places to stay.

    TICKETS FOR THIS SELL OUT EVENT ARE AVAILABLE NOW FROM THE BOX OFFICE.

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    15
    Nov
    2021
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    03
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    2022
    5.30pm -7.30pmSheringham Station, Norfolk NR26 8RA

    The North Norfolk Railway will be transformed into The Norfolk Lights Express on selected evenings from November right through until January 2022. The railway version of the Northern Lights will see trains decorated with multi-coloured lights gliding through the winter darkness from Monday 15th November 2021.

    From the comfort of vintage carriages, passengers will be able to watch a light show of illuminated festive scenes alongside the rails, and at the railway stations at Sheringham, Weybourne and Holt. The trains' external lights create technicolour effects for the passengers as they pass through the cuttings along the route. Sheringham, under the cover of darkness, The Norfolk Lights Express, fully decorated with multi-coloured lights, will steam it’s way through the countryside between Sheringham and Holt.

    A complete range of refreshments including a licensed bar will be available on board. The Norfolk Lights Express costs £18 per person with no concessions. For more information, contact enquiries@nnrailway.co.uk. Parties of 10 or more need to book directly with the reservation office.

     

    Norfolk Northern lights Express Wells 2020

  • Fri
    19
    Nov
    2021
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    2021
    9:00 amSandringham Estate Norfolk PE35 6EN

    This popular Christmas Craft Show held on  Friday 19th to Sunday 21st November 2021 at Sandringham, bringing the opportunity to shop in comfort for all your Christmas food and gifts.

    Once again featuring a spectrum of colourful stands, it promises to be the Christmas shopping event of the year for visitors looking for unusual gifts and exciting additions to their own festive experience. Now an annual event on the calendars of many visitors to Norfolk, as well as those who live in the area, the show has a rich history in presenting an array of fascinating and intricate craftwork, from jewellery, beadwork and textiles to ceramics, sculptures, wood and pyrography.

    The hugely popular Food Hall will also offer a feast of enticing items. Here you may sample the wares, sit and enjoy light refreshment, or a whole meal, and of course take home delicious treats for your own Christmas table or wrap up as gifts. You cannot fail to be impressed by the variety of goodies on offer. The gift & shopping arcades have a wide range of ladies fashions, jewellery and accessories, tweed and waterproof clothing, household goods, furniture, leather and garden items. Some of the exhibitors are from Norfolk and Suffolk, whilst others will have travelled from across the UK to showcase their offerings,

    Tickets are now available for each separate day.  Be met at the gate with a warming glass of seasonal punch, and stroll in comfort around the show.

    Live music, excellent craft demonstrators, food halls and Christmas presents.  Santa’s owl show, live reindeer and so much more.

    Adults £9, Seniors £8, Children £3 and a Family Ticket which includes 2 Adults and  Children under 14 free.

  • Fri
    19
    Nov
    2021
    5.30pm - 9pmHolt Market Place

    The Holt Christmas Lights is an event that really ushers in Christmas with a difference. Entertainment kicks off from 5.30pm on  Friday 19th  November 2021 and is quickly followed by the now legendary 'Panto Race'. Now into its fifth year, this entertaining and hard fought contest takes place down the Holt high-street ahead of the official switch on. Watch on as fifteen+ horses bolt it down the high street for the chance to grab the esteemed @Sowerbys Cup. Competing ‘panto’ horses are a three-piece composition made up of two-part horse, one-part handler all sponsored by Holt traders.

     

    Holt Christmas Lights Panto Race

     

    At 7pm the lights are switched on with a fantastic firework display. A live band that takes centre stage through to  the last encore at 9pm.

  • Sat
    27
    Nov
    2021
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    17
    Dec
    2021
    Holkham Hall, Norfolk

    Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Holkham from the end of November in 2021 with a Candlelight Tour of the Hall and Christmas Fair. See each stateroom beautifully adorned with sweet-scented pine trees, greenery, sparkling decorations, and twinkling lights. Each room will have its own theme and your guide will tell you all about the inspiration behind each magical setting.

    Make your visit extra special with a Champagne, Candlelight, and Creators of Christmas tour - your unique chance to meet the faces behind Christmas at Holkham. How about extending the Christmas magic by joining us in the beautiful Chapel in Holkham Hall between Christmas and New Year for a Candlelight Experience with ‘Nativity’: a moving-image artwork by Martha Fiennes.

    Have they been naughty or nice? Treat the children to our sell-out event, An Audience with Father Christmas, where they will meet our singing band of Ukulele Elves before sitting down for stories and surprises with Father and Mother Christmas.

    There is also the annual Holkham Festive Food Fair. The fair showcases the best of local and regional food and drink, and a live cookery theatre will feature demonstrations from renowned local chefs. The Holkham Christmas Food fair also features numerous stalls with great gift ideas from local producers.

  • Sat
    27
    Nov
    2021
    10 am - 7pmBurnham Market, Norfolk

    The annual Christmas lights switch on is accompanied by a Christmas market with artisan stalls that spread the whole way through the centre of this well-known Norfolk village. This year will be held on Saturday the 27th November 2021.

    Burnham Market Christmas lights November 2021Burnham Market Christmas Lights 27th Nov

     

    There is also live entertainment, food stalls and all the local businesses join in the fun. Opens from 10am with the lights being switched on a couple of hours after dark,

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    03
    Dec
    2021
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    05
    Dec
    2021
    10am - 5pmBurnham Deepdale PE31 8DD

    The Burnham Deepdale Christmas Fair returns for the 12th year on Friday 3rd December 2021 and can get very busy indeed. Look out for tasty treats, wreaths, cheese, penguin pictures, soaps, homewares, biscuits, chutneys, jewellery, accessories, toys, books, salamis, tea, beer, cordials, glass, bags, photographs ... Something for every budget, every present list, and every taste.

    This year there will be lots more food. Deepdale Cafe, pizzas, pies, crepes, duck wraps, mulled wine, hot chocolate, burgers, real ales, sloe gin, Christmas punch, brownies ... You definitely won’t go hungry or thirsty, plenty of places to refuel to continue with the Christmas shopping.

  • Sat
    04
    Dec
    2021
    10am - 8pmWells-Next-Sea, Norfolk

    Wells Christmas Tide Festival is traditionally held over a weekend, the first week in December each year, but depends on the Tides and in 2021 will be on Saturday 4th December..

    Wells Christmas Tide Festival regularly pulls in thousands of families lured by the unique prospect of seeing Santa Claus arrive in Norfolk from the North Pole by sea.

    The town’s main shopping street will then remain the focus of the festive fun as a whole host of acts keep visitors entertained from 10.30am to 8pm. A fair will be operating on The Quay from 10am onwards and the annual Christmas Tree Festival will take place in the Congregational Hall in Clubbs Lane from 10am to 4pm.

    Christmas lights switch on is at 4.45pm. Santa is due to arrive on the Quay at around 6.15pm before heading for his grotto at Playland amusements to see children from around 7pm onwards.

    The crowds will then be further entertained by a spectacular fireworks display over the Wells Marshes.The Quay will be closed to all traffic from 4.30pm to 8pm.

  • Sat
    25
    Dec
    2021
    11am - ParadeHunstanton Central Prom, Norfolk Coast

    The Hunstanton Christmas Day Swim has been staged from the main beach for over 50 years and draws over a hundred swimmers and many hundreds of spectators who cheer on the very game participants.

     

     

     

    Many swimmers not only brave the icy water but also fancy dress to raise money for charity. The swimmers will parade into the sea at 11am. Refreshments available from the Waterside Bar on Hunstanton Central Prom. The event raises money for the Round Table. For a registration form, visit Hunstanton Round Table Christmas Day Swim. Present the registration form at the Oasis Leisure Centre at 10.30am on Christmas Day.

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    10
    Jan
    2022
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    2022
    Walsingham Abbey

    For an evocative winter walk head to Walsingham Abbey in Norfolk from the 2nd January 2021, where snowdrops cast a new light upon the crumbling stone of the old abbey. This is a perfect spot, tucked away with a beautiful stream which can run fast and high. Glorious hellebores and aconites as well as the carpets and carpets of snow drops.

    A Saxon noblewoman, Richeldis de Faverches had a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1061. de Faverches was instructed to build a replica of the house in Nazareth where Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary to announce the birth of Jesus. It was to contain a statue of the enthroned Virgin with the child Jesus on her lap.

    It was a simple wooden structure, but her son Geoffrey left instructions for the building of a Priory in Walsingham which passed into the care of Augustinian canons sometime between 1146-1174. Over the next four centuries Walsingham became a major centre of pilgrimage, rivalling Rome and Santiago del Compostela, and was visited by every reigning monarch from Henry III in 1226 to Henry VIII. A few years later in 1538 he ordered the destruction of the entire monastery as part of the Great Dissolution. The Prior and canons were pensioned off. The site was sold to Thomas Sidney for £90 pounds and he built a mansion on it, which was, and still is, referred to as ‘The Abbey’.

    Walsingham Abbey is famous for the beautiful ruins of the Priory of our Lady of Walsingham, and nowadays it’s spring snowdrop walk around the ruins that stand among the lawns, with woodland and river walks extending to 18 acres.

     

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    Afternoon and EveningsTuesday Market Place, Kings Lynn, PE30 1AX

    The mart returns after a year's of absence. Traditionally the opening to the travelling season, King's Lynn Mart has a special place in the hearts of the travelling show people.

    In 2021 West Norfolk's borough mayor, Geoff Hipperson read out the Royal Charter which traditionally proclaims the opening of the Mart on the Tuesday Market Place  in a  recorded version from his home.

    This continued a tradition from  the later half of the nineteenth century when the King's Lynn Mart was a spectacular event in which Frederick Savage of King's Lynn displayed his latest roundabouts and fairground attractions to the showmen. This display of new machines and amusements continues today with the showmen vying to display the latest amusements. Traditionally, this is the first funfair in the Showmen’s calendar where new rides are tried out and old favourites brought out from winter storage.

    The 817th Kings Lynn Mart which opens on the 12th February 2022 includes the same traditional rides and stalls as well as new rides called the Tornado, Over the Falls and the Fighter, which is a smaller version of the popular ride, Extreme. The 'Booster' pendulum ride will be back, as will the ride he calls the 'Crazy Shake' after it was introduced 'with success last year'. For two whole weeks from Valentines day, the town will see thousands of people come and experience all the fun of the showman's travelling fair. The mart is still due to be held at the Tuesday Market place.

    Children's Day, in which all rides are reduced to £1 except for the Booster, dodgems and cars, will be taking place on Monday, February 14 of half-term.

     

    Queen Kings Lynn Mart 1953

    Queen Visits Kings Lynn Mart in February 1953.

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    2022
    10:00 amBurnham Deepdale, Norfolk Coast

    Over 60 pop-up shops, artisan and craft stall and loads of food exhibitors to tempt your taste buds! Market runs from the 26th to the 28th March 2022. This is a great opportunity to stock up on great food, find a special gift or just enjoy a great day out.

    Deepdale Spring Market is part of the Deepdale Hygge, our celebration of the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, with live music (Friday & Saturday), the North Norfolk Coast Hygge Fair (Saturday) and activities throughout the weekend.

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    2022
    10:00 amPensthorpe Natural Park Fakenham NR21 0LN

    Pensthorpe has for many years been home to the very popular SpringWatch series on the BBC.

    The Bird and Wildlife Fair, which will run at Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, on May 15 and 16 2022, was previously known as the Norfolk Bird and Wildlife Fair. Pensthorpe Bird & Wildlife Fair will feature guest speakers, demonstrations, walks and talks, and book signings. The event is a celebration of nature-spotting in Norfolk and will bring together experts in the fields of optic equipment, wildlife-inspired art and crafts, books and wildlife and nature holidays.

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    from 10amCromer & Sheringham Norfolk

    Historically, it’s been pincers at dawn between neighbouring fishing towns Cromer and Sheringham. For the past eleven years, Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival has brought the two towns together to celebrate the bounty of the North Sea and the world-famous seafood produced by both coastal resorts. Recently hailed by Condé Nast Traveller as one of the best food festivals in the UK, the seafood spectacular stars local delicacies from the deep and attracts more than 20,000 people to north Norfolk every year.

    2022 festival runs from May 15 until May 16 2022, starting with the Grand Opening Variety Concert at the Pier Pavilion Theatre in Cromer. There’s a host of events, including heritage demonstrations, a cookery theatre, the “Bootiful” Boat Art Trail and the Scrumptious Seafood Trail which includes more than 35 local restaurants, cafés, pubs and snack bars.

    There’s also a street market packed with local produce, live music during the day and at night, street performers, heritage and seafaring crafts and children’s activities.

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    25
    Jun
    2022
    10.30am High TideBurnham Overy Staithe & North Norfolk Coast

    The Norfolk Superhero Challenge will now not take place on the 26th June 2021, The event is a unique quadrathlon event that has raised huge sums for local charities. The Norfolk Superhero Challenge combined courses across land and sea, centred around the coastal village of Burnham Overy Staithe. More than 130 resilient racers take on the best of Norfolk’s scenery – and the worst of its weather – before crossing the line in a gruelling quadrathlon

    The quadrathlon consists of swimming 1 mile from Gun Hill to the quay at Burnham Overy Staithe with the incoming tide. Kayak a 4 mile course through the creeks of Burnham Overy Staithe. Cycle a 45 mile circular route on North Norfolk’s most scenic roads. Finally run -8 miles across tracks, sand, mud and marsh. Come and cheer on the returners from around 2 hours after the start. It restores your faith in the human spirit!

     

    Check back here for the 2022 dates.

  • Mon
    11
    Jul
    2022
    6:00 pmBlickling Hall Estate, Norwich NR11 6NF.

    Michael Buble's winning formula lies in songs that pack nostalgic and feelgood appeal, are delivered in honeyed, note-perfect vocals and come with the sort of boyish good looks that lead one woman in the front row of his last tour to hold up a huge heart sign reading: “Hug me.”

    Expect the grounds of Blickling to be packed on Monday 11th July 2022 on his whistle stop tour of the UK. He will be accompanied by a 40-piece studio orchestra , consisting of an all-female British string section and his regular North American (and all-male) big band conducted by John Ashton Thomas. Bublé’s songwriting partner and musical director Alan Chang was there as ever on piano. Songs will almost certainly include  “Haven’t Met You Yet” , “Forever Now”, a and “Nobody But Me” .

    Michael Buble Blickling 2021

     

     

     

     

     

  • Wed
    27
    Jul
    2022
    9:00 amSandringham Estate Sandringham Norfolk PE31 6AZ

    The 139th Sandringham Flower Show will be held on Wednesday 27th July 2022. The Sandringham Flower Show is one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England and sadly cancelled in 2020 and 2021. The show attracts around 20,000 visitors each year including a visit from the royals, so if you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. The attendance of royalty at the Sandringham Flower Show is definitely one of the main draws for this event, but the origins of the show go right back to 1881. The display gardens are always a very popular attraction, built as they are to a standard which can rival any of the major horticultural shows. There is a large catering marquee with seating, and in addition there are numerous catering stands on the showground providing a wide range of hot and cold food and drinks.

     

     

    The show has around 200 trade stands around the grounds or in marquees, along with some of the leading nurseries and horticulture specialists exhibiting their plants. You can also see steam engines, displays of old farm machinery, dog displays and much, much more. A wonder around the grounds of Sandringham House, gardens and church is also a must and is included in the entrance fee.

    Parking is free of charge and dogs are welcome. Entry is £12 for adults and children under 16 are free. Entrance is on the gate and is cash only.

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    Jul
    2022
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    2022
    Wells-Next-Sea, Norfolk Coast

    Wells-next-the-Sea in the heart of North Norfolk has for over a 100 years enjoyed a traditional summer Carnival for residents and visitors. A week of family fun and events including a Carnival Day procession around the town featuring floats, fancy-dress, pull-and push-along vehicles and much more. The carnival will next run from the Friday 29 July through to Sunday  7th August 2022. Traditional seaside activities include a sand-castle competition, town crier competition, gillying on the Wells-next-sea quay and the crowning of the Carnival Royals. In addition you will find stalls selling everything from local delicacies to exotic street food.

     

  • Sat
    06
    Aug
    2022
    6pm Gates OpenBlickling Hall Norwich Norfolk NR11 6NF

    The Urban Soul Orchestra conducted by Stephen Hussey in 2022 return for another sell-out performance of classic Ibiza anthems has been postponed to Saturday 6th August 2022. The event will once again take place under the stars, with live DJ and vocalists.

    ​​This will be Norfolk’s biggest dance party of the Summer full of iconic Ibiza anthems. A chill-out set in the first half will be followed by a half hour interval with the DJ playing the latest Ibiza tunes.

    ​​As dusk falls, the lasers will hit the Blickling skyline as the Urban Soul Orchestra return to bring some of the best of the White Island’s dance tunes to orchestral life. The track-list packed full of some of dance music’s most iconic anthems. Performed by The Urban Soul Orchestra, DJ Goldierocks and a host of live vocalists, the gig is split into two halves - starting with a chill-out set followed by a series of dance-floor fillers. The first set starts at 8pm followed by an interval with DJ Goldierocks at 9pm before the second set at 9.30pm. The concert is expected to finish at around 10.45pm.

    Classic Ibiza is a heady mix of iconic dance tunes, a classical orchestra and a music festival in a stunning setting. Whether you want to sit back and relax with a glass of bubbly over a picnic in the evening sun, or get up and dance the night away, everyone is guaranteed a great time.

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    2022
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    2022
    Houghton Hall Norfolk PE31 6TY

    After Houghton  made the sad announcement that it was impossible for the festival to go ahead in 2021, new dates of the 11th-14th August 2022 have been announced.

    This will be the first time this great event will be restaged since since 2018. Despite this Houghton Music & Arts Festival has gained a reputation as one of the must-go-to  electronic festivals. Curated by British electronic wizard Craig Richards who also  produces the much loved Gottwood, Houghton has won praise on basically all counts – lineup, scheduling, sound quality, location, atmosphere.

    With extended set times and an enthusiastic crowd, artists  can dare to be different  and this is where  some very special sets can be created.

     

     

    Craig Richards created this utopic festival in 2017 and it's been all the rage every since. This festival is unique in that the venue has a 24 hour license so the party truly never stops and the sets are extremely long. In conjunction with the wild energy of the festival, there are also sculptures and art to look through in the gardens of the estate that the festival takes place. Gates open at midday on Thursday, August 6, and music begins at 5pm. Entry on the first night stops at 1am, and the music ends at 2am, and gates open on Friday at 9am. After music begins at 10am, it continues to 3am on Monday morning, with all campsites finally closing at 2pm the same day.

     

     

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    9:00 amHunstanton Norfolk

    Following cancellation in 2020 and 2021 the 101st week-long Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament commences on the 14th August 2022 and is said to be Britain's largest event of its kind after Wimbledon, taking place on 38 grass courts. Starting at the Hunstanton Recreation Ground on Sunday, play will continue each day, through to all the finals on Saturday.

    The competition has attracted just short of 1,000 individual players, competing in 40 different events.This will be boosted by around another 150 juniors with the mini Gresham’s round-robin event for under-12s and under-10s commencing on the Wednesday. Hunstanton's tournament has attracted players from eight-years-old through to some senior veterans, with some competitors in their 80s, from all over the country and also from abroad. The standard ranges from those entering their first competition to very good county players. South Wales-based Three Castles Cover has signed a three-year deal to support the tournament.

    Established in 1920, the tournament takes place on 38 tennis courts on the towns recreation ground, over seven days from Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st August. The tennis tournament is open to players of all ages and ability from six-year olds to sixty-year olds. It is second only to Wimbledon in size, attracting thousands of competitors every August. The tournament will be celebrating its centenary in 2022, a year after the actual date due to the Coronavirus epidemic.

    Entries for the 2021 Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament open on March 1st 2022.

     

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    2022
    10:00 amHolkham Hall, Norfolk Coast

    The North Norfolk food festival takes place in the spectacular setting of the Walled Garden at Holkham Hall on the 3rd and 4th September 2022. Historically filled with vegetables and flowers grown for the Hall, nestled within huge brick and flint walls that offer protection from the elements, this is an ideal setting to celebrate the abundance of Norfolk produce and culinary skill.

    In 2021 the event will take place in the walled gardens at Holkham Hall with pop up street food amongst the 60 stalls and live cooking demonstrations from some of the regions leading chefs.

    You will find a lot of local artisan businesses showcasing their products including fresh meat and game, vegetables, cakes, local brewery beer, exotic burgers, international food and local treats including speciality bread, tarts, juices, cakes and bakes, chocolates and much more. This is the place to find all the ingredients for speciality ingredients that you can cook later at home. A dazzling array of concessions also offer delicious food for eating on the day and entertainment ranges from the ever popular cookery theatre to children’s activities and face painting.

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    10
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    2022
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    2022
    10:00 amSandringham Norfolk PE35 6EN

    Sandringham Game & Country Fair on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2022. The fair showcases a range of crafts and food stalls as well as many outdoor demonstrations of country sports and activities.

    Three  main arenas, including the Countryside Arena and  World of Dogs, displaying the best in exciting equine sports, country pursuits and the wonderful world of dogs; a huge steam and vintage area, have a go falconry, fishing, field sports and more. A great countryside day out for the whole family.

    The Craft Village is a great place to pick up some unusual and unique gifts that you will not find on the high street. You can also see traditional working crafts and demonstrations such as wood turning, walking stick making, artists and the blacksmiths at work.

    The Food Glorious Food section showcases both local and national food and drink producers such as Chesses, meats wines, home-made pies and cakes and a cornucopia of other edibles. .
    Here you will find a wide diversity of street foods and concessions for you to eat, drink and unwind.

    The Chainsaw area will be full of the noise and smell of freshly cut wood as they demonstrate their skills at producing a masterpiece over the weekend. Don't miss the 30 minute speed carve competition as works of art are created before your eyes followed by an auction of the most desirable pieces that they have created.

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    Nov
    2022
    Norfolk Coast

    Norfolk Restaurant Week returns in 2022. This is Norfolk’s largest dining event, a culinary celebration of our vibrant restaurant scene, fine food, and the people who produce it. Provisional dates for 2022 see the event kick off on the 29th October 2022. This is sadly after the events was cancelled in 2020 and 2021.

    It is the opportunity to sample those restaurants you have always wanted to try, or revisit existing favourites, all at unmissable prices. Every restaurant who takes part will offer their usual high standard of food but at an incredibly tempting price.

    2019 saw hungry diners making the most 40 unmissable priced menus at some of North Norfolk’s best restaurants. “The event has become hugely popular over the last five years, and menus, which are now available to view online, are much anticipated. The most popular places fill up quickly, which is why we always encourage people to book well in advance,” confirms founder and organiser Martin Billing