Diary Dates

Bluebell Guided Walk


1st Bluebell Guided Walk, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham NR13 6DZ, 11am. Guided walk through woodland garden to Sotshole Broad nature reserve. 4½-miles round trip. Included in garden entry, adult £6.50, concessions £5.90, children £3.75 (under-5 free). Tel:01603 270449, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk


Alpine Garden Society East Anglia Show


7th Alpine Garden Society East Anglia Show, Wymondham High School. Nurseries attending from all over the country, plant sales from 10am. Show opens 11.30am. Entry £2.50. Further information from show secretary, John Foster, Gable House, Redisham, Beccles NR34 8NE or 01502 575298.


Norwich Music Society


9th Norwich Music Society, Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW. Andy Kirkham and his Band “Moxy Garbanzo,” play music with an eastern European tinge and are an unusual combination of tuba, accordion, sax guitar and vocals. An informal society for listening to mostly classical music, generally from CD recordings, £3 admission. Meets on the first Monday in each month.


Norwich Opera Club


12th and 26th Norwich Opera Club, Assembly House Norwich, 7pm. A friendly and sociable club for anyone who enjoys watching and listening to opera. May 12. CD presentation – Hugh the Drover by Ralph Vaughan Williams. May 26. DVD presentation – Arabella by Richard Strauss. Everyone welcome. First visit free. Contact Greta 01603 624537.


A Wild Night at the Museum of the Broads


13th A Wild Night at the Museum of the Broads, Stalham Staithe, NR12 9DA. Wildlife activities for all, 48pm. Free entry. Falcon. North Norfolk Stories/ Museums at Night/ Broads Outdoors. Tel: 01692 581681 www.museumofthebroads.org.uk


Open Garden


14th Open Garden,10am-5pm, The Laburnums, St James Sth Elmham, Suffolk IP19 0HN (will be signed on junctions).
Enjoy the garden and also the Waveney Valley Brass Ensemble, 3pm to 4pm. Plant stall, books, cakes, raffle, Bar-B-Q. £2 admission, inc tea and biscuit, 50p children under supervision. In aid of the Help4Heroes and other charities.


Beccles Choral Society


22nd Beccles Choral Society, St Michael’s Church, Beccles, 4.30pm. Doors open 3.45pm, entrance £12.50. Haydn’s Creation. Conductor: Geoff Lavery. Tickets from Beccles Book Shop, any choir member or at the door. Tel: 01502 711601.


Luke Wright


24th What I Learned from Johnny Bevan, by Luke Wright, Norwich Arts Centre [Live] Art Club at Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 8pm. Multi-award winning, searingly relevant political drama from leading poet Wright. £12, concessions £10. Tel: 01603 660352, www.norwichartscentre.co.uk


Nathan Carter & his band


25th Nathan Carter & his band, The Apex, 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD, 8pm. The hottest property on the Irish music scene, Nathan has brought a new generation of fans to country music. Tel: 01284 758000, www.theapex.co.uk


Exhibition of vestments


28th-30th Exhibition of vestments, St Nicholas’ Parish Church, North Walsham, 10am-5pm (12-5pm Sunday). “Wrought about with many colours”. Funds raised will go towards the First World War East Window restoration project. Silks and brocades in rich jewel colours among over 100 examples of ecclesiastical robes collected over centuries from Norfolk and Britain. Opening drinks reception, Fri, May 27, 7pm (£10, inc catalogue). Tickets from No1 Market Place. Needed: Good condition white sheets for the displays. Label them if you would like them returned. Contact: Stephen Whittleton sten959ecw@gmail.com or Russell Solly, 01692 402489. www.saint-nicholas.org.uk


Wymondham Town Busking Day


28th Wymondham Town Busking Day, 11am to 2pm. Musicians perform all over the town centre creating a wonderful atmosphere. If you have never busked before do come along and join in the fun. Individual musicians and groups are very welcome and should register in the Market Place from 11am, or call 01953 333500. Event organised by Wymondham Music Festival.

12 gardens open


29th-30th Approximately 12 gardens open from 11am to 5pm in aid of St Margaret’s Church, Topcroft. Refreshments available all day, free parking. Church open on both days. Topcroft Hall Gardens open – six-acre garden with 500-year-old mulberry tree under which Margery Brewes wrote the first Valentine Card to John Paston, wooded gardens and extensive herbaceous borders. Weatherley Buggy free transport from Topcroft Hall gates to the hall gardens. Free vintage bus transport around the village. £4 entry on the day including map. Guide dogs only.


All listings correct when published on the Let's Talk website, but subject to change. Please contact organisers and venues directly.

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