Diary Dates

Norwich Opera Club


2nd, 16th, 30th Norwich Opera Club, Assembly House, 7pm. 2nd, CD presentation: 45th Anniversary and Opera’s Top Ten; April 16, DVD presentation: Manon by Massenet. April 30 DVD presentation: Dialogues des Carmelites by Poulenc. Everyone welcome. First visit free. Contact Greta 01603 624537. A friendly and sociable club for anyone who loves watching and listening to music.



Easter Extravaganza


3rd-4th Easter Extravaganza, St Andrew’s and Blackfriars’ Hall, St Andrew’s Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU. Good Friday, April 3, 11am to 4pm, and Easter Saturday, April 4, 10am to 5pm. All welcome, entrance free. Mix of stalls – clothes, jewellery, arts, crafts, toys, homeware, food, drink, plants and more – and will also feature all sorts of fun family activities. On Facebook at EasterExtravaganzaNorwich; for more information on The Halls visit:  www.standrewshall.co.uk


Easter Egg Hunt


3rd Easter Egg Hunt, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham NR13 6DZ, 11am to 4pm.£6.20 adult, £5.70 concessions, £3.65 child (under-5 free). (£2 extra per child for Easter Egg trail, every child gets an egg) Tel: 01603 270449,


Exclusive equine and animal artwork


3rd-6th and 10th-13th  Redwings’ Aylsham visitor centre in North Norfolk opens its doors to art collectors, Sanctuary supporters and those who love all things horsey. Here, you’ll be able to peruse and purchase pieces from Redwings’ collection of donated artwork; from reproduction prints of well-known paintings and classically framed works depicting traditional countryside scenes, to modern colourful pieces by both amateurs and professionals. There will also be a wonderful collection of sketches, watercolours and acrylics created for Redwings by its supporters, including portraits of the charity’s Adoption Star residents Wiggins the donkey, pretty Victoria and the Aylsham visitor centre’s very own “Black Beauty” lookalike Maya.

 Redwings welcomes further donations of artwork to exhibit and sell at the Aylsham event. Donated pieces can be accepted up until Tuesday 31st March. For more information and to donate an item, please contact Anne Galloway by emailing agalloway@redwings.co.uk or calling 01508 481070.

Redwing’s art sale takes place on Easter weekend Friday 3rd to Monday 6th April and on the following weekend Friday 10th to Monday 13th April, 10am to 4pm, at Redwings Aylsham, Spa Lane, Aylsham, Norfolk NR11 6UE. Entry is free of charge.


Juke Box Jive


4th “JUKE BOX JIVE” Rubettes featuring Bill Hurd, Princess Theatre Hunstanton  4th April. It is the very first time that a Rubettes 2 hour live concert show has toured the UK with the band performing all the hits and more, with no supporting artists. Please contact:  rubetcha@btinternet.com Tel: 01702 201 165, Mobile: 07940 301 274






Norwich Music Society


6th Norwich Music Society, Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane Norwich NR2 1EW, 7.30pm until about 10pm. Laura Cannell, a locally-based musician who plays violin and recorder, will play her own music, based on music from the the fifth to the 14th Centuries, and other pieces. 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.



The Basil Brush Show


9th The Basil Brush Show, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD, 11am & 2.30pm. Britain’s most loveable fox is back on the road along with his TV chum Mr Stephen (aka Chris Pizzey). Together, they will take you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in a brand new show, packed with fun and excitement. Boom Boom! £14 (£12conc) family £42. Tel: 01284 758000,


Pack of Lies


10th-11th Pack of Lies, Westcare Theatre, River Road, Westcare, King’s Lynn PE32 1UD, 7.30pm. Westacre Theatre Company will be staging Hugh Whitemore’s play. Based on a true story, it tells the tale of an ordinary suburban family caught up in an international incident when their neighbours, and close friends, are arrested and charged with espionage. Tickets are £16 (£12 for under-21s). www.westacretheatre.com


Wymondham Choral Society


18th Wymondham Choral Society and Wymondham Chamber Orchestra, St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich, 7.30pm. Requiem written and composed by conductor, Rob Goodrich, pictured, organist and Director of Music at Wymondham Abbey. Other works include Schubert’s popular Mass in G and Haydn’s dramatic Insanae et Vanae Curae. Featuring soloists Christina Johnston-Myachin (soprano), Chantal Clelland (mezzo), Daniel Bartlette (tenor) and Dhilan Gnanadurai (bass), the concert is in support of the local children’s charity Musical Keys. Tickets are £12 (£5 under-16s) available at the door or in advance from Prelude Records, Norwich (01603 628319) and George Reeve Ltd, Wymondham (01953 607242).



Gemma B


April 18th Gemma B, West Dereham Village Hall, 8.30pm. Female vocalist singing hits from the 60s to present day. Free entry. Bumper raffle in aid of hall funds. Tel: 07833 192629.


Great Yarmouth Film Club


22nd Great Yarmouth Film Club, St George’s Theatre, King Street, Tel: 01493 331484, 2.30pm. Tootsie (1982) romantic comedy in which an out of work actor pretends to be a woman in order to get a role in a soap opera; starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange and Charles Durning. Director Sydney Pollack. AA for Jessica Lange. Nine AANs including Dustin Hoffman, Sydney Pollack. Please note the change in day, ie Wednesday, tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day at the price of £4 each.


Thomas Gainsborough at Gainsborough House


25th Thomas Gainsborough at Gainsborough House, Bury St Edmunds Record Office, 10am. This talk by Gainsborough House curator Mark Bills explores the life of Suffolk’s greatest artist Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) and will discuss the past, present and future of the artist’s childhood home in Sudbury.


The Suffolk Regiment reunion


April 26th The Suffolk Regiment “Old boys” from Cyprus 1956/9 reunion, Rushbrooke Arms, Sicklesmere, Bury St Edmunds IP30 0BU, 12pm. A great way of meeting old friends trusted in those far off days. Wives are very welcome. Tel: Derek Chilvers 01473 833293 or Chris Veness 07814948583. Derek’s Army Memories are on the internet. Go to http://cyprusscene.com/2013/04/21/16911/


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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