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Whats on in Norfolk? 10 things to do 22-28 January

PUBLISHED: 20:24 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 20:24 19 January 2018

Strictly Come Dancing Star, Brendan Cole, will be heading to the Theatre Royal Norwich in February with his new show, A Night to Remember. Photo: Norwich Theatre Royal

Strictly Come Dancing Star, Brendan Cole, will be heading to the Theatre Royal Norwich in February with his new show, A Night to Remember. Photo: Norwich Theatre Royal

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Here’s a look at some of the exhibits, shows and events taking place across Norfolk next week.

Top Hat at Theatre Royal (Norwich) Mon 22 – Sat 27 Jan, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, Adults £7 – £23.50, Wheelchair User £11.75,

Following the sell-out success of the West End run and UK tour, the Norfolk & Norwich Operatic Society is proud to bring the style and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age to the Theatre Royal stage in one of the greatest musicals of all time.

Based on the magical Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers screwball musical comedy film of the same name, Top Hat is packed with Irving Berlin’s greatest hits, including Cheek to Cheek, Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, Let’s Face the Music and Dance and Puttin’ on the Ritz. It tells the story of Broadway star Jerry Travers and his pursuit of society girl Dale Tremont, as they dance their way across Europe. With colourful costumes, dazzling dance routines and riotous romantic comedy, Top Hat will leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Hobland Arts Collective Exhibition at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, Tue 23-Sun 28 Jan, 10-4pm, Free

If you would love to spend an artistic afternoon getting closer to nature, then Hoblands Arts Collective Excibition should be in the top of your list. Three artists, inspired by nature and natural form, working in different mediums, independently and collaboratively. Ruth Straughan works in stained glass, Gillian Southgate creates decorative pieces in ceramics, wood and metals, and Vivienne Rainsbury is a painter specialising in wildlife and animal art.

Women’s rights writing & campaigning meeting at The Six Bells, Cambridge, Tue 23 Jan, Free

If you prefer, you could join and help make a difference for women and girls in the UK and worldwide. At this meeting the audience is called to write letters and solidarity cards, but also discuss and plan campaigning actions -for example stalls or talks- on subjects such as abortion rights and sexual harassment.

Inspired by Norfolk at NWT Cley Marshes, Wed 24 Jan – 7 Feb, Free

If you are into photography, remember to keep this date in your calendar. Local Landscape photographer, Paul Macro will exhibit a selection of images depicting the stunning scenery, big dramatic skies, and fiery sunsets of Norfolk, in particular the north Norfolk coast. He will be also leading a workshop in landscape photography on Saturday 27 January.

Quiz Night Fundraiser at Stukeley Meadows Primary School, Thu 25 Jan, 5.30-8.30pm, Free

This Quiz Night Fundraiser is certainly something to look forward to, combing fun and support in the same time. It is an evening with young carers trying to help celebrate Young Carer Awareness Day 2018. All funds raised will support young carers in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. £10 per team to enter (Max teams of 8) payable on the night. A raffle and bar on the night and refreshments.

The Norwich Soul Train at The OPEN, Fri 26 Jan, 9pm, £7

A night train taking you on an uplifting journey filled with Funk, Soul, Disco and Motown classics, leading you along the tracks and grooves with those licks of hard hitting horns, punchy rhythms and storming beats! A quarterly event to set OPEN’s dancefloors alight with all things funky, taking its influence from the classic US show, Soul Train. Expect dancers, extra lighting & visuals, soul train danceway & dance offs, 10 DJs, make up artists giving 60s, 70s & 80s looks to those who want to get in the groove, and a whole lot of soul! Funk, Soul & Motown in the Main Hall & Disco and Boogie in the Club Room.

Sean Goodman’s OMG Show at St. George’s Theatre, Fri 26 Jan, 7.30om, £8-£10

OMG is an interactive show, suitable for all ages, like no other, that aims to make you believe in Magic. You will witness feats of mind-reading, predictions and much more - OMG will leave you thinking that Star Wars Jedi mind tricks are real! No camera tricks - no stooges. You will witness magic performed pure and direct, which will leave you in open-mouthed disbelief. OMG is the creation of local magician Sean Goodman. Sean is an Award Winning Magician, and full member of the famous Magic Circle. Sean was recently invited to lecture to magicians at the Magic Circle - an invitation extended to only a few magicians.

Brendan Cole: All Night Long at Norwich Theatre Royal, Sun 28 Jan, 3pm, 7.30pm, £8-38.50, Wheelchair User £19.25

Brendan Cole takes to the stage to wow audiences in Norwich for a second time with his latest spectacular production, All Night Long.

If you missed this sensational show in 2017, or can’t wait to see it again, this is your chance. Live music, stunning special effects and Brendan’s own dazzling choreography and charm make this an unforgettable night.

Great Yarmouth Wedding Fair at Great Yarmouth Town Hall, Sun 28 Jan, 10-3pm, Free

The Great Yarmouth Wedding Fair is for all local couples who are planning their wedding in Great Yarmouth or anywhere else in Norfolk. With over 40 finest wedding exhibitors offering their services, including bridal gown stores, wedding cakes suppliers, photographers, florists and many others, this is the biggest wedding show in the area. First 100 couples attending this event will not only receive a wonderful Confetti goody bag on arrival, but they will also get a FREE copy of the latest Norfolk Brides Magazine.

There will be a number of competitions from various suppliers running on the day along with a cafe where you will be able to sit down, relax and chat about your wedding plans with your friends.

14. The Fit Fest 2018 at Lynn Grove Academy, Sun 28 Jan, 10-4.30pm, £20

Start the new year in style... and sweat of course! 15 Classes over 3 rooms featuring some of the most well-known and passionate instructors within the local area. Classes will include Bootybarre, Yoga, Boxercise, Zumba and Pilates. Also, £2.50 from every ticket will be donated to Rejuvenate Breast Care at the James Paget Hospital & Prostate Cancer Research.

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