Norfolk and Suffolk Events

Tickets are to go on sale this April for the hotly anticipated fifth instalment of the annual crime writers’ festival - Slaughter in Southwold.


A Hethersett author tells a knight’s tale in his second novel, which is set following the Battle of Bannockburn between the Scots and the English in 1314.

The latest major art exhibition at Norwich’s Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts puts the spotlight on wartime artist and Surrealist painter Paul Nash. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at six paintings in the show with exhibition coordinator Laura Peterle.

University of East Anglia

Businesses are holding fundraising day to raise money for a cancer charity.

United States

With shows featuring costumes, large amounts of confetti and frontman Wayne Coyne in a man-sized plastic bubble, the UEA gig is sure to be a spectacle.

United Kingdom

Wonderful spring flowers will be on show as green-fingered horticultural enthusiasts show off their best creations.

Painting, textiles and photography will be used in a new exhibition planned for Norwich.


Shakin’ Stevens knew very little about his large family’s history. A serious heart attack in 2010 inspired the singer, heading to the Ipswich Regent and Norwich Theatre Royal, to change that.

BBC Radio

Comedian, writer, broadcaster and former UEA student Arthur Smith was one the first alternative comedians before becoming one of the Grumpy Old Men. Now he is heading back to Norwich.

University of East Anglia

Craig David and Pendulum will headline Sundown at the Norfolk Showground in Costessey this September, rounding off the festival season in style.

United Kingdom

Fans of Mozart are in for a treat next month with a concert dedicated to the composer at St Nicholas Church in Dereham.


The relationship between creativity and perfectionism will be brought under scrutiny at an exhibition being held at the Red Lion Hotel, Cromer.

The folk troubadour shed her usual band for an intimate Norwich performance that featured the music, stripped to its simpliest.

United Kingdom

Multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer has said appearing with his band at Folk On The Pier in May is the highlight of his musical calendar.

It is a psychological thriller featuring supernatural encounters and brushes with the afterlife.

New York

Norwich-based writer Sarah Perry has been shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize with her second novel The Essex Serpent.


A trio of classic films will be screened in a popular Norwich park.


The countdown is on for the return of a Gorleston live music night, based on television show Later with Jools Holland.


Best known for Mr Selfridge and Sherlock, the actress is stepping back on stage in Norwich in the iconic role of the hostess-from-hell in a 40th anniversary production.


There is no need for youngsters in south Norfolk to sit at home bored over the Easter holidays - everything from roller skating to arts and crafts are on the programme of a series of Kids’ Camps.

Yvonne Bendle

The BBC’s Stargazing Live starts tonight and will again renew our interest in the thrilling sights to be found in the night sky. Here’s how to take the next steps into amateur astronomy.


Lowestoft band The Darkness have announced they will perform at the University of East Anglia later this year.

University of East Anglia

The next monthly indoor market at North Wymondham Community Centre will be transformed into a pre-Easter chocolate festival.

The life and times of William Shakespeare will be the focus of an evening of light-hearted performance at Wymondham’s Central Hall.

Norfolk County Council

Comedian and panel-show regular Ó Briain is among the latest acts to be announced for this year’s Latitude Festival.

United Kingdom

Writer, director and filmmaker Mike Leigh expected it to “sink without trace”, instead his play became a phenomena that continues to entertain audiences 40 years on.


The acclaimed all-female group will be performing at the two-day Love: Handel, which also includes author Louis de Bernières and local schoolchildren.


Children’s TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson, who brings her Wild and Scary tour to Colchester, Ipswich and Kings Lynn next month, has revealed she sought advice from Stephen Mulhern and comedy duo Dick and Dom before breaking into TV.


An exhibition of textile art is to feature work inspired by Norwich’s Magdalen Street.


East Anglia is home to a wide variety of theatres and playhouses, and performers from across the region, the UK and indeed the world, have graced their stages.

Heritage Lottery Fund

Norfolk and Norwich Festival is looking for asylum seekers and refugees who would like to share their stories as part of a new performance to be presented this May.


A Norwich drama group for children and young adults is looking for new members to appear in a production of James and the Giant Peach.


A special reunion concert celebrating many decades of music making in the county will be performed by the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra next month.


From a Cold War thriller to a youth production of Sleeping Beauty, there is lots in store for people to enjoy in the new programme of events announced by The Garage for its summer season.


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