Diary Dates

Norwich Opera Club


1st, 15th and 29th Norwich Opera Club, Assembly House Norwich, 7pm. A friendly and sociable club for anyone who enjoys watching and listening to opera. Everyone welcome. First visit free. Contact Greta 01603 624537. 1st, CD presentation – Frank’s Favourite Women Singers; 15th – Singers of the Verismo; 29th – Bizet’s Carmen.


Ormiston Families Norfolk Walk with a Fork


4th Ormiston Families Norfolk Walk with a Fork. Hosted by the East of England’s leading family charity, the eight mile walk features some of the county’s local food producers, all providing tasty treats along the route through the grounds of Walsingham Abbey. Tickets cost £15 per person, includes entry, entertainment, lunch and a foodie extravaganza at each of the route’s food stops. Children welcome and under-fives go free. Dogs welcome but must be kept on a lead. www.orimiston.org/walkwithafork or call 01473 705030. Proceeds support work across the East of England.


Norwich Music Society


5th Norwich Music Society, Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane Norwich NR2 1EW, 7.30pm-c10pm. An informal society for lovers of mostly classical music, generally from CD recordings, £3 admission. Meets on the first Monday in each month. Tel Brian 07941 977703 or Andrew 07799 258715.


Phoenix Opera Musical Revue


8th-10th Phoenix Opera Musical Revue, The Times of Our Lives, Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich, 7.30pm with matinees on 9th and 10th at 2.30pm. Tickets £12 (matinees £10). The show opens on New Year’s Eve 1920 and finishes in 2000. Featuring events that have changed our lives with music from each decade. Donations to local charities. Pip Jenkinson, Phoenix Opera, pip@jenky.plus.com. Tel: 01603 620917, www.maddermarket.co.uk


Harwich International Shanty Festival


9th-11th Harwich International Shanty Festival, three full days of music and singing throughout the historic seaport of Harwich. Top shanty crews from the UK and overseas, concerts, music sessions, workshops, barge trips, historical re-enactment, pirates, street theatre, maritime crafts, free open air entertainment. www.harwichshantyfestival.co.uk


Tracks Charity Ploughing


11th Tracks Charity Ploughing, 10.30am onwards, Holt Road, North Elmham. Tel: Neville 07881 805368, in aid of Big C Centre No 281730.


Brian Conley


11th Brian Conley, Potters Resort, Hopton on Sea. Roll up, roll up and see Brian Conley. The funny man, who we interviewed in our February issue, is back for an evening of music, comedy and chat. The one night break starts from just £119 per person and includes comfortable accommodation, a five-course dinner with selected wines, midnight dish, breakfast, live evening entertainment and use of the resort’s facilities. Visit www.pottersholidays.com or call 0333 3207 497.

PMR/GCA East Anglia Support Group meeting


22nd PMR/GCA East Anglia Support Group meeting, Community Centre, School Road, Needham Market. The hall will be open at 10.30am to register and refreshments will be available, admission £1. Tel: 01787 379400.


Dickens Abridged


22nd Dickens Abridged, The CUT Arts Centre, Halesworth, 7.30pm. Part of the Halesworth Arts Festival (10th-25th). From Adam Long, founding member of The Reduced Shakespeare Company, comes this fast-paced musical comedy. A cast of four brings hundreds of the great author’s best-loved characters to life in 70 minutes of madcap Dickensian mayhem. Tel: 01967 874 264, www.halesworthartsfestival.org.uk

Huntingdonshire Philatelic Society


24th Huntingdonshire Philatelic Society Stamp Fair with Postcards, the Corn Exchange, The Pavement. St Ives town centre, 10am-3pm. Buying and selling. Free admission. Tel: 01480 468037.


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