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What’s on in Norfolk? 11 things to do February 26 to March 4

PUBLISHED: 16:13 22 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:13 22 February 2018

Spectacular snowdrops in the gardens of Raveningham Hall. Photo: Archant Library

Spectacular snowdrops in the gardens of Raveningham Hall. Photo: Archant Library

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Looking for something to do in Norfolk? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place over the coming week.

New to Norfolk Exhibition, The Custom House, February 26, 10:30-15:30, £1

Photographer Simon Bratt presents his view of Norfolk after living in the county for one year. He hopes his photographs have captured the diversity of the Norfolk countryside: “I love the distant views that hedge-free arable farming allows and the endless and ever-changing big skies. The numerous vast swathes of golden sandy beaches are breathtaking.” His work will be shown for one day at The Custom House.

Snowdrop Season at Raveningham Gardens, February 27, 11:00-16:00, £5

Raveningham Hall invites you to see the snowdrops in the main garden, home to Sir Nicholas and Lady Bacon. The 18th Century Walled Kitchen Garden will be open for visitors to enjoy views of the lake and contemporary sculpture. Homemade cakes, soup, light refreshments and drinks will be served in the tearoom.

West Norwich and Dereham School Sport Dance Show, OPEN Youth Trust, February 27, 4pm, £5

Students from 14 schools of the West Norwich and Dereham School Sport Partnership will perform their dance in the professional theatre after weeks of rehearsals. The show brings the schools together to focus on the theme ‘What We’re Learning’, bringing subjects the children are studying to life outside the classroom.

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, Norwich Theatre Royal, March 1-3, 2:30pm/7:30pm, tickets £8-£42.50

New Adventures return to Norwich Theatre Royal with Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, following the success of Sleeping Beauty and The Red Shoes. Set in London during the Second World War, Matthew Bourne’s interpretation follows Cinderella as she meets a young RAF pilot. The performance will include a specially commissioned recording of a 60-piece orchestra alongside the sights of wartime London.

Sicarius – A Musical Premier, Maddermarket Theatre, March 1-3, 7:30pm, tickets £12

The original new musical will be performed at the Maddermarket Theatre nightly at 7:30pm and at 2:30pm on Saturday 3 March. Accompanied by a powerful orchestra, Maddermarket have described the musical as a ‘thrilling, gothic tale of loyalty, betrayal, love and redemption’. Under-12s must be accompanied by an adult.

Walk on the Wild Side with Wildlife Warden Trevor ‘Tabs’ Taberham, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, March 2, 9am-10:30am, £6.85-3.95

Every first Friday of the month wildlife warden Tabs will be sharing his inside knowledge on the Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden and its unique, diverse habitats. Attendees can find out more about the habitats, which are all organically managed, making them both rare and great for wildlife.

Think Floyd, Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre, March 2, 8pm, tickets £19-£21

The band known widely as the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience will be performing at Cromer Pier. Their new show for 2018 will include Pink Floyd Classics, ranging from Dark Side of the Moon to Animals. Think Floyd will be backed by an exciting lights production, loyally recreating the atmosphere of Pink Floyd live.

Kerry Ellis: 20th Anniversary Tour, Norwich Playhouse, Saturday March 3, 7:30pm, tickets £19-£22.50

On a UK tour celebrating 20 years since her West End debut, the leading lady will perform songs from Bond to Bacharach. Ellis’ leading role credits include Grizabella in Cats at the London Palladium and Nancy in Oliver! Throughout the performance Ellis will tell stories from her West End career.

Beyond Faith – George Michael, Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre, March 3, 8pm, tickets £22.50

Fans of George Michael won’t want to miss this tribute, celebrating 30 years of the renowned album ‘Faith’. Twice ‘National Tribute Award Winner’ Paul Grant-Reason will also perform Michael’s other well-loved hits including the Wham songs.

ABBA Queens, St George’s Theatre, March 3, 7:30pm, tickets £10

The ten-year old tribute show Abba Queens will be performing Abba’s hits for one evening at St George’s Theatre. Abba Queens have performed at extensive venues across the UK and abroad. The evening is set to be popular; St George’s Theatre have encouraged early booking to avoid disappointment.

Dance-A-Thon in aid of OPEN Youth Trust, OPEN Youth Trust, March 3, 11:00-15:00, £10

The Glow in the Dark dance to raise money for the OPEN youth charity encourages you to join them in dressing in anything that glows (tutus, glow paint, accessories) and joining the party anytime throughout the day. The event is organised by young people from the charity participating in the Big Music Project.

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