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John Challis

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, comedy actor and best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses.

Honey Man is coming to St George's Theatre

Following shows at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Tyrone Huggin’s critically acclaimed story of an elderly Caribbean beekeeper and a dysfunctional wealthy teenager comes to stages across the UK.

The Rain or Shine Theatre Company is presenting Great Expectations at All Saints Parish Hall, Scratby, on January 24.

A colourful cast of Dickens’ most popular characters takes to the stage at Scratby tomorrow, Saturday, for one night only.

Norfolk and Suffolk Events

Edouard Manet Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus (1868, oil on canvas) on display at Norwich Castle Museum. Image: Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford

The Manipulate Festival returns with world class visual theatre, innovative puppetry and animation, comedy returns to the Diss Corn Hall, Manet’s paintings featuring in major exhibition, the Julian Costello Quartet and Geno Washington visit, and there is an exciting collaboration between the Eaton Concert Series and the Norfolk Composers Group. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

The Hidden in Plain Sight art exhibition by staff at Norwich University of the Arts. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Every day they pass on their creative wisdom to the artists of the future, but for the next few weeks their own work will be taking centre stage in a special exhibition celebrating the talents of staff at Norwich University of the Arts.

Manipulate Festival at Norwich Puppet Theatre. Mr Carmen by Theatre AKHE. Photo: Vladimir Telegin.

A festival involving puppets — something for the kids then? Think again, Manipulate puts an adult spin on an art form traditionally aimed at children, bringing premieres and some of the world’s best visual theatre artists to Norwich. SIMON PARKIN reports.

Eating Out or Eating In

The Seventh Heaven Burger and Waffle House which has opened on Exchange Street. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A dozen customers queueing for their first taste of Norwich’s newest restaurant were hoping its waffles and burgers would reach celestial heights of culinary excellence.

Adnams' award-winning Longshore vodka being made at the Copper House Distillery in Southwold.
Jonathan Adnams with a bottle of the Longshore vodka.

Picture: James Bass

They beat the Baltics, despite being better known for brewing beer and now their vodka has been hailed as the best in the world. STACIA BRIGGS went to Southwold to visit Adnams’ award-winning distillery.

The London Vegetable Orchestra at Aylsham Food Festival 2014. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Musical instruments made out of vegetables were a highlight of Aylsham Food Festival: Entertainment with a Difference on Saturday.

Film & Cinema

Film feat pix 29/1/15

Never underestimate the soothing power of a hug. With one simple squish, you can provide comfort, encouragement or a simple how-do-you-do that transcends a thousand well-chosen words.

Film of the week: Ex Machina

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Film review pix 22/1/15

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, when the original Star Wars trilogy, Alien, Blade Runner and The Terminator peddled artificial intelligence as science fantasy, the reality of conscious machines seemed a distant dystopian nightmare.

Testament of Youth

Our film critic Michael Joyce was expecting a mid-standard period production, but James Kent’s latest offering proved a more affecting affair.

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