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Afternoon Tea with Robert Harris, Jarrolds, Wednesday September 20, 2.30pm, £30-£40

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Live music fans are expected to flock to the north Norfolk coast this weekend for the first Deepdale Festival.

Wishes were granted as the cast of this year’s fun-filled family pantomime congregated at the Marina Theatre to officially launch the show.

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Thousands of people are set to become a part of East Anglia’s biggest Halloween music festival as it returns for its third year.

There is always a lot going on in south Norfolk. Here are just a few ideas of what to do and where to go this weekend.

From brilliant blooms to coastal scenes and abstracts - Great Yarmouth library galleries will be alive with talent and colour this week.

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An Evening of Jazz and Cabaret, Norwich Playhouse

The death of a director provides the catalyst for the Old Buckenham Players’ latest theatrical offering.

One of the West End’s best-loved musicals, running for 24 years, Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers remains every bit as engaging as it was at its humble beginnings in Liverpool, as one of the stars Sean Jones explains as it returns to Norwich Theatre Royal.

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Calling all Busted fans! Charlie Simpson is coming to Norwich.

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Diners are being served up a menu of ghostly tales at special dinner events taking place at Norwich’s historic Guildhall.

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An alien plant living in a flower shop has an appetite for a frightening fertiliser in the cult-classic rock musical, Little Shop of Horrors, which runs at Sheringham Little Theatre next week.

More than 200 children and young people took part in activities ranging from tide fights and treasure hunts, to junk modelling and inflatable Sumo wrestling, as part of a week-long summer outreach scheme run by a group of Sheringham churches.

Caroline Flack is coming back to her native Norfolk this autumn, swapping Love Island for starring in her debut stage musical, Crazy For You, alongside fellow Strictly winner Tom Chambers.

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Nearly two thousand parents, grandparents and children packed the streets of Sheringham on Sunday, for a ‘people’s parade’ finale marking the end of the North Norfolk Railway’s 1940s weekend.

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After dozens of performers, actors and artists battled the elements to entertain the town on Saturday, the second day of the Out There Festival is set to take over Great Yarmouth again.

Nearly 400 people packed the pews at St Peter’s Church, Sheringham, for a wartime-style wedding held during the North Norfolk Railway’s 1940s weekend.

St Peter's Church

Two larger-than-life characters have been making a scene in public spaces around Norfolk.

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History fans turned out in force at Sheringham and Holt this morning, as the North Norfolk Railway’s annual 1940s weekend got underway with songs, stories and spam sandwiches.

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It was a case of love at first sight when Norwich railway worker Tom Harbord met fellow vintage fan Sarah Evans at a dance held as part of the North Norfolk Railway’s 1940s weekend three years ago.

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With wartime-themed window displays and ‘bombed out’ shop fronts, the people of Sheringham and Holt are pulling out all the stops ready for the annual North Norfolk Railway 1940s weekend, which kicks off at 10am on Saturday.

With roles ranging from drivers and station masters, to guards and booking clerks, the North Norfolk Railway’s 400-strong army of volunteers is a vital part of the railway.

The tale of a humble fisherman as he fights against the tangled nets of EU legislation, quotas and big corporations and finds salvation in sardines is the subject of unique puppet drama.

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Take That singer Gary Barlow has hinted at a Carrow Road return - though fans will need to show a little patience as the greatest hits tour won’t be ready until 2019.

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The streets of Great Yarmouth became a stage as a lucky audience was given a speak peak at a highlight of this weekend’s Out There Festival.

With dozens of professional and amateur performances under his belt, octogenarian entertainer Terry Chappelle says he has showbusiness in his blood.

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Norwich-based author Sarah Perry has revealed details of her third novel.

Norwich

Musicians from the Norwich-based Academy of St Thomas will be joined by saxophonist Finlay McEwen for a concert on Saturday.

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Were you a big fan of Westlife and Boyzone? If so you won’t want to miss this gig.

A new production documenting the true-life stories of four young people getting to grips with their gender and sexual identity is taking shape in Norwich.

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Paintings by well-known Norfolk artist John Midgley will be on show at the Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, this month, in an exhibition celebrating a decade of painting and drawing the lesser-known back roads and urban areas of the county.

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Norwich can’t get enough of gin it seems, with another gin festival set to take place in the city this weekend. Here’s a look at everything you need to know about the Big Time Gin event.

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Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts assembles another zany international cast of circus performers, streets artists and strange happenings this weekend. We preview what not to miss at what promises to be another weird weekend by the seaside.

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Carducci Quartet in the glorious Holkham Marble Hall, a concert featuring Norfolk talent saxophonist Finlay McEwen, a Proms night, guitarist Valerie Hartzell and baroque music by candlelight all feature.

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It may not be everyone’s idea of art, but a Norfolk chicken shed is the inspiration behind a new work of art on show in London.

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