Diary Dates

Phoenix Male Voice Choir Spring Concert


2nd Phoenix Male Voice Choir Spring Concert, Mile Cross Methodist Church, Aylsham Road, Norwich NR3 2RU, 7.30pm, doors open 7pm. Tickets £7.50. Available from (01603) 408393 or on the door. Refreshments. Raffle.


Norwich Music Society


4th Norwich Music Society, Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW. Dr Jim Pritchard talks about “Mahler and his Symphonic Soundworld” and plays his music. An informal society for listening to mostly classical music, generally from CD recordings, £3 admission. Meets on the first Monday in each month.


The Sheringham Shantymen


8th The Sheringham Shantymen, Hoveton Village Hall , 7.30pm. Shanties, Norfolk humour, and bar. The Museum of the Broads, The Staithe, Stalham NR12 9DA. Tel: 01692 581681, www.museumofthebroads.


Dawn Chorus


9th Dawn Chorus, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham NR13 6DZ, 6.30am. This special guided boat trip around Fairhaven’s private broad will get close to the garden’s wildlife. Tea, coffee and croissants in the tearoom included after the trip. £10 adult; £5 child (optional upgrade to full English breakfast at £2 per person). Booking essential, tel: 01603 270449, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk


Boardman’s Norwich


9th Boardman’s Norwich: The architectural works of Edward Boardman (1833-1910) in Norwich – Dan Robertson, Vernon Castle Room, 2nd Floor of the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, 6pm, free. Trainee historian Dan will look at the work of Edward Boardman, Norwich-born architect who worked on both civil and ecclesiastical buildings and was responsible for creating landmark buildings in the city, and for converting Norwich Castle for use as a museum. www.norwichmillenniumlibrary.eventbrite.co.uk

Norwich Opera Club


14th and 28th Norwich Opera Club, Assembly House. 7pm. Everyone welcome. First visit free. A friendly and sociable club for anyone who enjoys watching and listening to opera. 14th, “Members Choice” – a CD presentation. 28th, “Operatic Romantic Moments”– a DVD presentation. Tel: Greta 01603 624537.


Framingham Earl Singers


16th Framingham Earl Singers, The Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich NR3 3AP will be performing Vivaldi – Gloria, Faure – La Cantique de Jean Racine, Karl Jenkins – The Armed Man (choral suite) with soloist Lisa Cassidy. Conductor Kenneth Ian Hytch. Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the door available from framinghamearlsingers.co.uk


Theodora, Wymondham Abbey


16th Theodora, Wymondham Abbey, 7.15pm. Accompanied by The Brook Street Band chamber orchestra, Wymondham Choral Society will perform Handel’s dramatic oratorio in support of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) at Quidenham. Tickets £15 (£5 under-16s) available from George Reeve Ltd, Wymondham (01953 602297) and Prelude Records, Norwich (01603 628319) or at the door.

Suffolk Regiment Spring Reunion


April 17th Suffolk Regiment Spring Reunion. Old boys from Cyprus 1956-59 to meet at Rushbrook Arms, Sicklesmere, Bury St Edmunds, IP30 0BU 12 noon start. Great way to meet old friends. Wives welcome. Derek Chilvers 01473 833293.


Mid Norfolk Singers


23rd Mid Norfolk Singers, conducted by Duncan Barlow. Haydn, The Creation, St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, 7.30pm. Tickets £15, £12 from Prelude Records, 01603 628318, or on the door.


A Gala Night Of Music


23rd A Gala Night Of Music with the Iceni Choir, Bawdeswell Village Hall, 7.30pm. A celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday and St George’s Day. Music to include Britten’s National Anthem, Vaughan Williams, Parry, I was Glad, Handel, Zadok The Priest, Music from The Sprig of Thyme, a gala performance of all things British with a proms feel. Premier Tickets £15*. Ordinary tickets £10. Tickets from Jim Stebbings 01362 693277, jimstebbings@icenichoir.org
*Guaranteed front of hall seats with a glass of Prosecco at the interval.

Rita Coolidge


30th Rita Coolidge, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm. Rita’s credentials are the stuff of legend: from backing singer with the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan to Country Duo of the Year with husband Kris Kristofferson, and the theme for the James Bond thriller Octopussy. 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD. Tel: 01284 758000 www.theapex.co.uk


Horning Boat Show


30th Horning Boat Show, 10am-5pm. To be opened by Keith Skues of Radio Norfolk. Free parking at BeWilderwood & shuttle bus to the show. On show there will be luxury cruisers, sailing boats, model boats, hire boats etc. Food, drink & entertainment. Entry by £1 donation. Go to the horningboatshow website or tel: 01692 630892.

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