Diary Dates

Norwich Opera Club


4th and 18th Norwich Opera Club, Assembly House Norwich. 7pm. 4th: DVD presentation – Dr Atomic by John Adams. 18th: DVD presentation – Das Rheingold by Wagner. A friendly and sociable club for anyone who enjoys watching and listening to opera. Everyone welcome. First visit free. Tel: Greta, 01603 624537.


Summer Theatre


8th-13th and 15th-27th Southwold and Aldeburgh 2016 Summer Theatre season at St Edmund’s Hall, Southwold & The Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh. Includes, among othe productions, The 39 Steps. Recently returned from the colonies, Richard Hannay is plunged into adventure. The thrilling film by Alfred Hitchcock from the story by John Buchan is made larger-than-life on stage courtesy of a cast of thousands… and four actors! It is showing in Aldeburgh (8th-13th) and Southwold (15th-27th). Tel: 01502 722572 Email: bookings@southwoldtheatre.org, The Box Office, St Edmund’s Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold IP18 6JP


The Railway Children


10th-16th A classic railway adventure is among the summer drama season action at Sheringham Little Theatre.
The Railway Children tells the evocative and poignant tale of a family’s relocation to the countryside, where the steam railway plays a dramatic role in their new life.
The arts venue is teaming up with the North Norfolk Railway to provide discount deals for visitors to both attractions. It is also holding “meet the cast” sessions at Weybourne station on Saturday, August 13, and during the play’s run there will be family fun activities at stations all along the steam line. It is just one of a series of plays in the theatre’s summer professional drama season. The remainder of the run features the farce Changing Rooms (August 18-27) and dark comedy Abigail’s Party (August 30-September 3).
For tickets call the box office on 01263 822347, or visit www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com


The Tempest


12th The Tempest – Open Air Theatre, Wimpole Estate, Cambs, 7.30pm. In the Old Rectory Restaurant Garden. This Shakespeare classic has storms, magical spirits, young love, monsters, plots and adventure. £16 adult, £10 child, Family £48. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole
Tel: 01223 206000


Earsham Car Boot & Village Yard Sale


13th Earsham Car Boot & Village Yard Sale, 9am-2pm, Earsham village hall, near Bungay, off the A143. Car boot sellers – 8am at Earsham village hall and on The Green to set up. Buyers start at 9am at the village hall. Car boot pitches £5. Indoor and outdoor/trade stalls welcome. Hot & cold refreshments on the green. Tel: 01986 893362 / rachaelgunton@fsmail.net. Organised by Earsham Playing Field Committee (Fundraising for new equipment at Earsham Park).


Afternoon tour of churches


13th Afternoon tour of churches in the Blofield Benefice. Led by Lyn Stilgoe & Richard Barham from Church Tours, together with the Rev Canon Garrard, Rural Dean and Rector of the Broadside Benefice. Start at St Andrew’s Church, North Burlingham, then to All Saints at Hemblington. See the unique wall painting before travelling to Blofield. Send a cheque for £10 per person, payable to All Saints Church, Hemblington, to: Blofield Benefice Tour, 15 Allens Close, Blofield Heath, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 4QR. Tel: 01603 715804.

The Centre Stage Swing Band


20th The Centre Stage Swing Band, 7.30-10pm, St Nicholas’ Parish Church, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1EQ. In aid of The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House. Tickets £10. Tel: 01485 601701,


Living History Walk


20th Living History Walk, Beccles 7pm. Enjoy a summer evening walk around the historic town and discover its past, its buildings, its trades and its people. Tickets £5 must be purchased in advance from Saxons, New Market, Beccles. Tel: 01502 712504.

Norwich Medieval Mystery Play


25th-27th Norwich Medieval Mystery Play, 6-8pm. New theatre performance in the splendour of Norwich Castle Keep, specially commissioned for Norwich Castle. Suitable for adults and children over seven. Adult £5, children FREE.
Tel: 01603 493625/ 495897.


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