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10 things to do in mid and north Norfolk this weekend

PUBLISHED: 18:00 14 June 2017

Dario Salvi, conductor with the Imperial Vienna Orchestra

Dario Salvi, conductor with the Imperial Vienna Orchestra

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are a few suggestions.

Scenes from the 2014 Swanton Morley Tractor and Bygones Rally. Pics by Emma Licence. Scenes from the 2014 Swanton Morley Tractor and Bygones Rally. Pics by Emma Licence.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Whinburgh Music Festival. Flute, jazz and classical music. On the Friday the Mirlitons flute choir will play at St Mary’s Church. Saturday welcomes the Imperial Vienna Orchestra to Home Farm Barn, led by Dario Salvi who will conduct Summertime in Vienna, a programme of both new and well-loved pieces from composers including from Strauss and Verdi. Sunday at Home Farm Barn with jazz classics from the Palomar Jazz band, a 1930s Benny Goodman-style chamber jazz swing ensemble. Go to www.whinburghmusicfestival.co.uk for tickets and information.

Saturday and Sunday - Swanton Morley tractor and bygone rally, 10am to 4pm, tractors, stationary engines, classic cars, displays by the Land Army girls, Big Andy strongman, Wills dogs, Grays funfair rides, live music, bar, barbecue, hog roast, stalls and refreshments. At the village hall.

Salle Church. Picture: Ian Burt Salle Church. Picture: Ian Burt

Saturday - Hindringham village yard sale. Several yards at various locations in the village. Maps available from The Pavilion, Wells Road. Refreshments all day at the Pavilion. Car boot on playing field. Further details from 01328 878606. Free admission.

Saturday - Litcham Community Fete, School Field on the Mileham Road. Live music from Back2Back, performance by BusyBodies from Dereham, cake stall, BBQ, raffle, tombola, bouncy castle, Zumba, beer tent, cream teas, tug of war and traditional stalls. Proceeds to local organisations. Sorry no dogs. Free entry.

Gressenhall Fathers Day - Dad Kevin Moore with daughters Megan (4) and Sophie (6) making a paper car. Picture: Matthew Usher. Gressenhall Fathers Day - Dad Kevin Moore with daughters Megan (4) and Sophie (6) making a paper car. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Saturday - Reepham, North Norfolk Chorale Summer Concert at St Peter and St Paul church, Salle, features Gorecki’s Totus Tuus plus works by Arvo Pärt and Charles Damsan as well as the Duruflé Requiem. Tickets via www.north-norfolk-chorale.co.uk £13 or by calling 01692 405591; on the door £15.

Sunday - Father’s Day at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, heavy machinery galore, farm machinery – from tractors to combines, binders and drills. Local classic car groups, Panhard et Levassor Norfolk’s oldest working car. Special behind the scenes tours of a unique collection of objects from Norfolk breweries and pubs. Complementary cone of chips in the Mardlers’ Rest Café for all dads. 10am to 5pm.

Wheels Next The Sea.  Rick Stephenson on his custom built Harley Davidson.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Wheels Next The Sea. Rick Stephenson on his custom built Harley Davidson. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Sunday - Wheels next the Sea at Wells. The 9th Wells Motorcycle Show, trade stands, groups, individual bikes, refreshments on site or head over to the quay for fish & chips. Enter the ring by 1pm for judging. Presentations 2.15pm. £1 per wheel. Call Steve on 07470 386565 for more information.

Sunday - Foulsham classic vehicle show and autojumble at New Frost Hall, open to owners of all classic vehicles. Vehicle suitability for entry into the show will be at the discretion of the event organiser. Entry for show participants is free but is for pre-booked entries only. A £5 fee for autojumble stall holders. Judging of vehicles will by 12.30pm and the presentation at 2.30pm. Refreshments available. 10am to 3pm.

Scenes from the PACT Open Day 2016 in Woodrising - Fletcher the Ferret with Anne Armitage. Picture: Matthew Usher. Scenes from the PACT Open Day 2016 in Woodrising - Fletcher the Ferret with Anne Armitage. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Sunday - PACT Animal Sanctuary Open Day, River Farm, Woodrising, 12.30pm to 4pm. Meet the animals at the sanctuary and enjoy the games. Teddy tombola, face painting, sweets, cake, plants and much more. Car park £5 donation.

Sunday - Manor House Farm, Wellingham, near Fakenham, open for the National Gardens Scheme. Four acre country garden, formal quadrants with obelisks, ‘hot spot’ of grasses and gravel, small arboretum with unusual specimen trees, pleached lime walk, vegetable parterre and rose tunnel. Unusual ‘Taj’ garden with old-fashioned roses, tree peonies, lilies and a pond. Small herd of Formosan Sika deer. 11am to 5pm, admission £6, children free.

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