New Year’s Day Walk
1st New Year’s Day Walk, 11am, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham NR13 6DZ. Learn about the history of the woodland garden. Finish the walk with a complimentary mince pie and hot mulled wine. Included in garden entry: £6.20 adult; £5.70 concessions, £3.65 child (under 5 free). No need to book. Tel: 01603 270449,
Norwich Opera Club
7th and 21st Norwich Opera Club, Assembly House, Norwich, 7pm. Everyone welcome. First visit free. 7th, DVD presentation. “Il Postino” by Daniel Catan. January 21, DVD presentation. “Gloriana” by Benjamin Britten. A friendly and sociable club for anyone who enjoys watching and listening to opera. Tel: Greta 01603 624537.
8th Son Yambu, The Apex, 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD, 8pm. Tel: 01284 758000 www.theapex.co.uk
Banishing the January blues with red hot rhythms straight from the streets of eastern Cuba. Playing their irresistible tropical rhythms, Son Yambu bring a sensational, authentic Latin-music experience that turns any event into a fiesta. Free salsa lesson at 7pm for gig-goers.
Elizabeth Reed Exhibition
19th-24th Elizabeth Reed Exhibition, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham NR13 6DZ, 10am to 4pm. A keen gardener and country lover, she will be displaying original paintings depicting landscapes and floral subjects, together with prints, cards and craft items. Elizabeth will be in residence at Fairhaven throughout the exhibition and visitors can see new work in progress. Free entry to exhibition (charge for garden entry). Tel: 01603 270449, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk
Norwich Writers’ Circle
19th Norwich Writers’ Circle Performance Poetry, a presentation by Norwich Performance Poet and city solicitor Ejike Ndaji, illustrating how to write poetry specifically for performance, while entertaining the Circle with examples of his work. Fishergate Room, Anteros Gallery, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich from 7.30pm. £5 door fee for non-members. http://norwichwriters.wordpress.com
22nd-31st Horror-on-Sea, Park Inn by Radisson Palace Hotel on Southend seafront. Horror-on-Sea will screen nearly 60 movies across two weekends. Prices start at £5 per film, £20 for a Day Pass and a Weekend Pass, that gets you into everything, at £50. Tickets from 01702 618 747, over the counter at the Visitor Information Centre at Southend Pier (Western Esplanade, SS1 1EE) and online at www.visitsouthend.co.uk. Go to www.horror-on-sea.com
The Paul Cross Memorial Concert
23rd The Paul Cross Memorial Concert, classical piano and cello recital, Noverre Suite, Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, 7.30pm. The Norfolk & Norwich Novi Sad Association. Aleksandar Djermanovic and Irena Josifoska, two outstanding musicians from Novi Sad will be performing pieces for piano and cello by Claude Debussy, César Franck, Gaspar Cassado and a work for solo piano. £17 (students £6) from Norwich Theatre Royal Booking Office. Tel: 01603 598688.
Young Musicians’ Concert
Jan 31st Young Musicians’ Concert promoted by the Norfolk Youth Music Trust, United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich NR3 1AZ, 2.30pm. All the young musicians have been awarded grants by the Norfolk Youth Music Trust, or have been winners of the Norfolk Young Musician Competition. £10 (under-18s, £5) inc programme, entertainment and interval refreshments. Book in advance from: The Secretary, Norfolk Youth Music Trust, 4 Church Close, Buxton, Norwich NR10 5ER. (Cheques payable to the trust, or cash only, please).
Concert by Alexander Soares
31st Concert by Alexander Soares playing piano music by Bach, Debussy, Chopin and Schumann, United Reformed Church, Stowmarket, 2.30pm. This winter sees the 29th season of Stowmarket Concerts, encouraging young professional musicians whose fresh approach and virtuosity makes each concert a rewarding experience. £10 (under-18 free).
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