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What’s on in Norfolk? 10 things to do February 5-11

PUBLISHED: 17:28 02 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:44 03 February 2018

Jake Addley, Rosalind Seal and Nicole Black in Blackeyed Theatre productuion of Teechers. Photo: Alex Harvey-Brown

Jake Addley, Rosalind Seal and Nicole Black in Blackeyed Theatre productuion of Teechers. Photo: Alex Harvey-Brown

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From Soul Heaven to a Stargazing Night - here’s what’s happening around Norfolk next week.

Crafty Gang Craft & Gift Fayre at The Cliff Hotel (Gorleston-on-Sea) Tue 6 Feb, 10am-4pm, Free

This monthly Craft and Gift Fayre now in its sixth year, features over 20 stalls with a wide variety of crafts and gifts on sale. Charity stalls include Sunbeams Play (charity for children and young people with autism) and ENFG (charity for adults with autism).

The Band at Norwich Theatre Royal (Norwich) Tue 6 - Sat 17 Feb, 2.30pm, 5pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, Adults £8 - £49.50, Wheelchair User £24.75

Written by award-winning writer Tim Firth, The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband and found those songs become the soundtrack to their lives.

For five 16-year-old girls in 1992, the band is everything. 25 years on, we are reunited with this group of friends as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.

Featuring the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back for Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine and Rule the World. The show also stars the winners from the BBC’s Let it Shine, Five to Five.

The Band is now the fastest selling musical theatre tour of all time and this is a chance to see the brand new production before it hits London’s West End.

Teechers at Norwich Playhouse (Norwich) Tue 6 – Wed 7 Feb, 1pm, 7.30pm, Adults £14, Concessions £12, Students £8.50

Blackeyed Theatre revives its highly acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a struggling ‘sink school’ for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher.

Featuring breathtaking ensemble performances and a bang-up-to-date soundtrack, Teechers brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the unique eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby; three Year 11 students about to leave school for good.

Stargazing Night at Wind Energy Museum – The Morse Collection (Great Yarmouth) Fri 9 Feb, 7pm, £5 per person

A night of stargazing, stories of daring and danger from man’s ventures into space…and there may be a rocket launch or two. There will also be a BBQ, bar and refreshments available.

Norfolk Ceilidh with Fendragon at East Tuddenham Village Hall (Dereham) Fri 9 Feb, 7.40pm, £6 per person

This lively public Ceilidh is based on English folk dances and is suitable for beginners and experienced dancers. Come with or without a partner and there will be a bar and free parking available.

Soul Heaven Launch Party at Norwich OPEN (Norwich) Fri 9 Feb, 8pm, £8.80 per person

Join us for the launch party of our brand new residency in Norwich. We have a sublime line-up, including Grant Nelson and Tom Crane, and we’ll be back at OPEN every other month.

Soul heaven continues to be at the forefront of the soulful scene – where clued up party people can expect an eclectic mix of soulful tunes from music pioneers.

Rethink Mental Illness: Art of the Mind at The Forum (Norwich) Fri 9 – Sun 11 Feb, 10am-7pm, Free

Explore this art exhibition highlighting mental illness to further challenge the stigma many encounter. Expect a diverse range of mediums, with some works that will soothe and some that will challenge. All the artists involved have a lived experience of mental illness.

Go Wild in the Woods – A Family Adventure at Oxburgh Hall (Oxborough) Sat 10 Feb, 10am-3pm, £9.50 per child (with campfire lunch included)

Take part in a range of exciting woodland activities in Oxburgh Hall’s Home Covert woods, including spotting wildlife, making woodland crafts, den building and collecting firewood. You will then share a tasty vegetable and bean stew, cooked over a campfire. This event is suitable for children aged 6-12, who must be accompanied by an adult.

Intellectual Hooligans – Improv Comedy at the Maddermarket Theatre (Norwich) Sat 10 Feb, 8pm, £6 per person

The Intellectual Hooligans are Norwich’s premium improv comedy troupe. The show will consist of Whose Line Is It Anyway? style games based entirely on audience suggestions. Anything goes (and we mean anything!)

Joe Brown Solo Show ‘Just Joe’ plus special guests at Alive Corn Exchange (King’s Lynn) Sun 11 Feb, 7.30pm, £31 - £33.50 per person

The cheeky chappie with the cockney accent has bridged assorted musical genres with stellar aplomb. Now, following a successful trial run last year, Joe is embarking on his first national solo tour. No band, no backup musicians – just Joe Brown, upfront and personal. One of the UK’s original rock ‘n’ roll guitar pioneers, he’s become a leading light for the ukulele.

For more of what’s happening around Norfolk this year, join our new Facebook group Norfolk Going Out.

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