Five things to do in Norwich this weekend

The dog and duck show in the main arenaPhoto: KAREN BETHELL

There will be a dog and duck show at the National Country Show this weekend. - Credit: Archant

From a family-fun day out to a soul nation party, Norwich is playing host to a variety of events this weekend.

Here are just some of the things you can do in the city over the weekend.  

1. The Sore Point Project 

Where: Cactus Cafe Bar, 102 Magdalen St, Norwich, NR3 1JD

When: Saturday, October 9, 8-10pm

Price: £5

The Sore Point project raises thought provoking issues about emerging changes around the world in the form of blues licks combined with rap. 

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Unusual adaptations and meaningful lyrics take both genres into a whole new dimension of entertainment.

For more information, click here.

2. The National Country Show Live

Where: Norfolk Showground

When: Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10

Price: £5 children, £7 on the gate, adults £12 online, £14 on the gate.

Sky the black labrador at the All About Dogs show at the Royal Norfolk Showground. Picture: Danielle

At a loose end this weekend? Head down to the National Country Show and even bring your dog! - Credit: Archant 2021

The National Country Show offers something for all the family.

The day will include thrilling horse displays, fun dog shows and demonstrations from stunt bike riders. 

You will also be able to enjoy country shopping. 

Click here to find out more.

3. Botanical Opticals: An immersive multimedia art show

Where: The Crypt Gallery, Norwich

When: 10.30am-4pm

Price: Free

A multimedia art show by acclaimed British photographer Tim Platt will reveal the secret life of flowers. 

The exciting new exhibition called Botanical Opticals uses state-of-the-art technology to bring an immersive experience to Norwich.

The art show will feature time-lapse imagery of flowers and is the first of its kind in Norwich.

It is fun for all ages and ideal for families.

To book tickets, click here.

4. Norwich Bead Fair

Where: The George Best Western Hotel, Arlington Lane, Newmarket Road, Norwich, NR2 2DA

When: Sunday, October 10, 11am-4pm

Price: Free

Norwich Bead Fair offers many semi-precious beads of most stones and sizes and has lots of unused shipment from last year.

The event offers free parking, free admission and free refreshments.

Click here for more details.

5. Trevor Nelson's Soul Nation

Where: LCR, Union House, University East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

When: 9pm until late

Price: £15 plus £1.76 booking fee

BBC Radio 2 DJ Trevor Nelson returns to Norwich this weekend.

Following overwhelming demand for another show after the successful event in 2019, attendees can expect to hear tunes from Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, OutKast and Destiny's Child.

To book tickets, click here.

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