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Hannah Walker & Chirs Thorpe: I Wish I was Lonely

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

Poet Hannah Walker and writer Chris Thorpe explore the impact on our lives of mobile phones in I Wish I was Lonely, the latest stage production of To Kill A Mockingbird revisits the book in a new and original way, folk legends Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick return, Ruth Madoc and Ian Lavender star in a tender one-act play and violinist Tasmin Little opens Fressingfield Music Festival. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

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Edinburgh Fringe award winner Bridget Christie. Photo: Steve Ullathorne

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

Bridget Christie, who only the third woman to win the Edinburgh Fringe’s top comedy award, arrives on the back of an award-strewn year, Beccles hosts a Jazz Weekend, Norfolk Winds perform a fascinating programme of compositions, comedian, Rory McGrath and composer Philip Pope visit for an evening of comedy and song, Throwing Muses and reunited with Tanya Donelly. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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Malaya Blue is performing at the Arts Centre this weekend. Picture: supplied

Norwich blues star ready to take centre stage in home city

Norwich singer-songwriter Malaya Blue is preparing to take centre stage in her home city when she supports British Blues star Jo Harman this weekend.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal in October 2014.
Pictured is a children’s choir on stage in the current production with Danielle Hope (winner of TV’s Over The Rainbow) who plays The Narrator. Photo: Darren Bell Photography.

Youth choir seeks new members to perform in musical at Norwich Theatre Royal

A Norfolk youth choir is looking for new members who could have the opportunity to perform in a hit musical at Norwich Theatre Royal.

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Comedy See all

Edinburgh Fringe award winner Bridget Christie. Photo: Steve Ullathorne

Review: Bridget Christie

So this could be awkward: Bridget Christie is a woman and a feminist. We know this because she tells us, repeatedly. I’m a male journalist - and a target for a reasonable chunk of her material.

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Dawn French

Six September comedy events in Norfolk that will keep a smile on your face

The end of summer need not be a source of gloom. This week has plenty of comedy nights. Simon Parkin picks some to keep a smile on your face,

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Restaurant reviews See all

Open-air entertainment event called King StrEAT at St George’s Plaza, in King Street during July and August.
Traders from the food festival, free salsa sessions and live music planned for the event.

Picture: James Bass

Buskers wanted to play at Great Yarmouth food festival taster evenings

The search is on for talented buskers to perform at two evenings of alfresco fun as Great Yarmouth gears up to host its annual food festival.

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South Norfolk Local Flavours Event at Bressingham. Jayne Bett Ridge from Tudor Bakehouse.
Photo by Simon Finlay.

That’s tasty! Showcase for fine South Norfolk flavours

We all know that there’s no such thing as a free lunch – but writing about South Norfolk’s fantastic produce seems a small price to pay for having eaten like royalty at a new event designed to bring the cream of the crop from the region’s producers to the marketplace.

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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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