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NNF17: Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram. Photo: Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017

From a giant moon casting its glow upon lunar-inspired performances to a double decker bus taking people on a theatrical journey around the city, there are lots of colourful and quirky events to entertain audiences during this year’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

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Poet George Szirtes with his new book.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A tiger, a bear, monkeys and more feature in author George Szirtes’ new book of poems for children.

University of East Anglia
Connaught Hall in Attleborough

An X Factor star, a big band and tributes to Take That, Adele, Cliff Richard and Elton John feature on this year’s programme of events at Connaught Hall.

Ed Sheeran is performing at The Brit Awards 2017. Picture PAUL BAYFIELD

The Brit Awards 2017 take place tonight with David Bowie up for two posthumous awards, while Little Mix and Skepta are leading the way with three nods apiece. Here is everything you need to know about the biggest night in British music.

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Seachange mardis gras. Photo: Seachange

Seachange Arts, revive their Mardi Gras event this week (Tuesday, February 28) at the Drill House on York Road.

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The Spikedrivers. Picture: Chris Gill

A day of blues - laced with fun, history and audience participation - is being staged in north Norfolk.

Oasis who have inspired Noasis who are appearing in Great Yarmouth on March 11. Zak Hussein/PA Wire

The energy of the Manchester music scene is coming to Great Yarmouth next month.

Manchester
Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes is set to a new score arranged by Terry Davies, using the mesmerising music Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann. Picture: Submitted

Matthew Bourne picks of the celebrated film composer’s music featured in and that inspired his adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger ballet film in our special Spotify playlist.

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Pupils from Worstead Pre-School during at visit to Dinosaur Adventure park. Picture: WORSTEAD PRE-SCHOOL

Children from Worstead Pre-school had a Jurassic time at the Dinosaur Adventure Park.

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The work of Turner Prize-winning British sculptor Richard Long is set to feature in a new exhibition called Land and Sky: Richard Long, at Houghton Hall. Here are 10 things you might not have known about the world-renowned artist.

Giselle at the Marina Thearre in lowestoft. PHOTO: Courtesy of Marina Theatre

A tragically romantic tale of a young girl who falls deeply in love, is set to be performed at the Marina Theatre.

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Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory on the Main Stage, on day one of the Reading Festival 2013. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Floridian quartet have announced that their 20 Years of Pop Punk tour is expanding to include a show at The Nick Rayns LCR due to high demand.

Norwich
The 1948 Powell and Pressburger film The Red Shoes has been adapted by choreographer and director Mathew Bourne. Picture: Johan Persson

The 1948 Powell and Pressburger film about a ballerina torn between the ambitions of two men, is his latest acclaimed ballet adaptation, using the music of Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann.

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Snowdrops at Thorpe Market Church. Picture: Paul Damen

The afternoon of Sunday, February 26 will be the last chance in 2017 to visit the snowdrops and aconites and enjoy home-made cakes at St Margaret’s Church in Thorpe Market, near North Walsham.

Richard Gadd is bringing his Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning show Monkey See Monkey Do to Norwich Arts Centre. Picture: Submitted

Richard Gadd’s award-winning genre-busting performance Monkey See Monkey Do sees him explore what it means to be a man via treadmills and gorilla costumes.

Scotland
Shed Seven in 2011. Picture Archant.

Britpop band Shed Seven have announced plans for their first studio album in 16 years alongside their biggest ever UK tour which is stopping in Norwich.

University of East Anglia
Marina Theatre and Cinema in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Picture by Mick Howes

An all-singing, all-dancing comedy show begins a jam-packed schedule of events at the Marina Theatre this week.

Marina Theatre
Oulton Broad Dragon Boat Festival 2016

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Businesses, clubs and organisations from across the region have been getting their teams together for this year’s East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival.

Extremism which is being presented by the Norwich Theatre Royal Youth Company at the theatre’s Stage Two building from March 2-4. Picture: Submitted

Topical themes come into sharp focus in the classroom in a new play being performed in Norwich and the cast may even get the chance to take it to the National Theatre.

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Paston College student Matilda Bailes has secured her first major role in the musical Les Miserbles. Picture: PASTON COLLEGE

Talented young performer Matilda Bailes has landed her dream role in a production of the musical Les Misérables.

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John Dorney as Salvador Dalí; Ged McKenna as Sigmund Freud in Terry Johnson's classic farce Hysteria which is playing at Bury Theatre Royal. Picture: Sheila Burnett

Olivier-winning farce Hysteria about the meeting of Sigmund Freud and surreal artist Salvador Dali in Hampstead in 1938 is being staged at Bury Theatre Royal as part of a nationwide tour.

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Richard Long's Full Moon Circle, 2003, at Houghton Hall. Credit: Galleria Lorcan O'Neill.
Photo: Pete Huggins.

A Norfolk hall is set to be cast into the visual arts spotlight once again with news of a major new exhibition at the historic home being announced today.

United Kingdom
Sheringham Viking Festival. Picture: Ian Burt

Families turned out in force in Sheringham to watch a horde of horned helmet-wearing Norsemen stage pitched battles in the town centre as part of this year’s Scira Viking festival.

Timon of Athens

Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens is the latest production to be performed by the Norwich-based Sewell Barn Theatre Company. The show, directed by Rob Tiffen, is being performed tonight, tomorrow and from Wednesday to Saturday next week at the theatre in Constitution Hill in the north of the city.

Take That have released their new single Giants, the first song to be revealed from their forthcoming album Wonderland. Photo: supplied by DawBell.

Popstars Take That have released their first single from the new album linked to their forthcoming Wonderland tour which is finishing in Norwich.

Caroline Flack is set to star in the musical Crazy for You. Photo: Nathan Pask.

She wowed the crowds when she danced to victory on the TV show Strictly Come Dancing, and now Norfolk’s Caroline Flack is set to star in a new touring musical.

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Archie Franks, Super Chariot Racer, watercolour on paper, 2016. Picture: Submitted

Paintings by the 2016 Jerwood Painting Fellows Francesca Blomfield, Archie Franks and Dale Lewis feature in touring exhibition finale.

United Kingdom
The Handsome Family - aka husband-and-wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks - are at Norwich Arts Centre. Picture: Brandon Soder

The Handsome Family, Fairground Attraction founder Mark Nevin, 90s indie band Space, Celtic Fiddle Festival and mosh-metal jokers Anthrax all feature.

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Award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition are bringing their production of Henry V to Norwich Cathedral. Picture: Scott Rylander

British and French actors pay tribute to First World War soldiers in reimagining set in a French military hospital.

France
Tilda Swinton, who is the frontrunner to become Doctor Who's next Time Lord. Picture Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

Actress Tilda Swinton is the frontrunner to become Doctor Who’s next Time Lord, beating the likes of Norwich-born Olivia Colman, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.

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Skylight, written by David Hare, opens at the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich on Friday, February 17 2017. Photo: Reflective Arts.

An actress in the latest show at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre will quite literally be cooking up a dramatic treat for audiences.

Norwich
Composer Kemal Yusuf who has been commissioned by Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music to write the piece Oyun. Picture: Submitted.

Kemal Yusuf’s piece Oyun to be performed by the award-winning Carducci String Quartet.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
John Cleese and Andrew Sachs in Fawlty Towers

John Cleese is a comedy god. A founder of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, creator of Basil Fawlty and an integral part of such groundbreaking comedy series as I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again and The Frost Report, you would expect him to be basking in the sun on some comedy equivalent of Mount Olympus consuming ambrosia off the belly of a woodland nymph.

London
There is a rare chance to see Shakespeare's seldom-performed Timon of Athens in Norwich. Picture: Submitted

A rare chance to see seldom-performed Timon of Athens, Terry Johnson’s hilarious farce Hysteria and classic comedy The Ladykillers.

United Kingdom
A group of volunteers have set up a mobile soup kitchen that is now operationg in Yarmouth.
David Cosby, Gary Ward, Victoria Seabright, Jake Filby and Diane Haworth.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A group which runs a soup kitchen to help the homeless is holding a rummage sale to raise vital funds.

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