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Maddermarket Theatre's Christmas show The Borrowers. Pictured left to right Fionna Monk ( Arrietty ), Oskar Schmidt-Hansen ( the Boy ) and Liam Arnolds ( Spiller ).

Six of the Best: Cultural highlights not to miss this weekend

An alternative to panto, the Maddermarket Theatre’s Christmas production is an adaptation of The Borrowers, there is a special festive Red Card Comedy night, Syd Lawrence Orchestra swing into the season with Mistletoe & Miller, there is a magical festive story inspired by Russian folktale and a production of Dickens’ Great Expectations in Holkham’s Marble Hall. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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The Secret Garden is being staged at Westacre Theatre

Six of the Best: Cultural highlights not to miss this week

A key to unlock the spirit in this Christmas tale of magic that offers something different to panto, though no less popular is Westacre Theatre’s The Secret Garden, while 60s musical Hairspray is at Norwich playhouse, The Locrian Ensemble Christmas show is performed in lavish period costume, and there is rock from Rival Sons and rap from Game. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

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Gig Review Archive, Music review from 2001 to now.

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Rival Sons

Rival Sons forced to stop Norwich gig after two songs

Members of the American rock band Rival Sons were forced to stop their Norwich gig after two songs when their singer felt too ill to carry on.

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Great Yarmouth singer Neil Francis. Picture by: Day Clifford

Video: Great Yarmouth singer becomes online sensation after sparking London Underground station-sing-along

A Great Yarmouth singer has attracted worldwide applause after his impromptu performance of an 80s classic in a London Underground station went viral.

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Comedy See all

Sara Pascoe

Review: Sara Pascoe

There’s something surprisingly, undeservedly, meek about Sara Pascoe. She has a sharp intelligence and has crafted some devastatingly funny material for her current show, Sara Pascoe vs History, but there’s something about her demeanour that suggests she believes she’s on the losing side: and she really isn’t.

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Marcus Brigstocke. Pic: Huw Jennings

Review: Marcus Brigstocke

He’s a favourite on Radio Four and known for his emphatic political satire, but this was a very different show from Marcus Brigstocke.

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The Seventh Heaven Burger and Waffle House which has opened on Exchange Street. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Waffles and burgers on the menu at heavenly new Norwich restaurant

A dozen customers queueing for their first taste of Norwich’s newest restaurant were hoping its waffles and burgers would reach celestial heights of culinary excellence.

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Adnams' award-winning Longshore vodka being made at the Copper House Distillery in Southwold.
Jonathan Adnams with a bottle of the Longshore vodka.

Picture: James Bass

That’s the spirit - Adnams’ produces award-winning Longshore vodka

They beat the Baltics, despite being better known for brewing beer and now their vodka has been hailed as the best in the world. STACIA BRIGGS went to Southwold to visit Adnams’ award-winning distillery.

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A family fun day will be held at the Canary and Linnet on the bank holiday Monday (August 25th) in aid of Help for Heroes. Photo: Ian Burt.

Pub of the week: the Canary and Linnet at Little Fransham

When Lynsey Rush first stepped into the Canary and Linnet, it was love at first sight – and she was determined to give the pub the attention she felt it deserved.

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