Arts & Culture

Going Out – June 23

Steemy Dan

9 June, Pavilion Theatre, Gorleston

8 July, Colchester Arts Centre

12 Aug, Blakeney Harbour Room

The band is one of only a few in the UK to even attempt playing this beautifully constructed and challenging music with its wonderful amalgam of styles and genres. Not much more to be said really accept that if you’re a fan of the Dan or simply enjoy great music please try and get along to one of their gigs!

Pink Ladies’ Tractor Road Run

2 July

The iconic Pink Ladies’ Tractor Road Run is set to return in style this year as the event races towards a fundraising total of £1m. Marking its 20th anniversary on Sunday 2 July a convoy of more than 100 decorated tractors swathed in pink will snake its way through south Norfolk and north Suffolk. To date, the event has raised £896,000 in aid of Cancer Research UK’s breast cancer appeal and this year the Pink Ladies hope to raise the £104,000 needed to reach £1m.

Organised by Annie Chapman, she said: “There is a great air of excitement about the Run this year, a real buzz! I have received above the average number of entries for this time of the year including quite a few new ones. To anyone who is thinking of taking part, don’t hesitate to fill out the form. If it’s a tractor you’re worried about then there’s always people willing to put their tractors forward. And if you’re scared, the support you’re given is like no other and always remember it’s one day of the year for us, that affects the lives of so many others.”

The Little Lifts & John Lewis Garden Party Fashion Show

John Lewis, Norwich,
15 June, 5.30pm-9pm

Join in with this fantastic event and help raise funds to support people affected by breast cancer. Tickets £12.50 including drink and shopping voucher.

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27 July, 7.30pm

An electrifying blend of Afro-fusion and traditional Tonga beats. Mokoomba’s mix of Zimbabwean rhythms, Afrobeat and Afrorock is infectious, enjoyable and extremely danceable. The name Mokoomba stems from the deep respect that the Tonga people have for the Zambezi River and for the vibrant life that it brings to their music and culture.

Tom Allen

7 Feburary 2024

Tom Allen has finally moved out of his parents’ house, which has been great news for him, better news for department stores and even better news for his latest stand-up tour as he’s eager to share his life updates, get your opinions on his vegetable patch and delve into the protocol of inviting friends with children for dinner.

Southwold Jazz Club

Jo Harrop and the Chris Ingham Quartet

9 June, Southwold Arts Centre

Jo Harrop has quickly established herself as one of the most unmistakable voices in British jazz, performing everywhere from the Royal Albert Hall to sell out shows at Ronnie Scott’s. Jo was nominated for two Parliamentary Jazz Awards in 2022, for best vocalist and album of the year, and her songs have been playlisted on BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley show, Jazz FM and BBC Radio 6 music.

Jo is joined by the most intuitive of accompanists, Chris Ingham on piano, with his quartet featuring Harry Greene on Saxophone and guitar, Joe Pettitt on bass and George Double on drums.

National Garden Scheme

2-30 July

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, and raises impressive amounts of money for some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cakes.

Garden Owners have worked hard to get their gardens to a good standard so why not make a visit and take the family for an inexpensive day out.

Graham and Sally Watts who are opening their garden Dale Farm, Dereham, “We are looking forward to showing off the significant improvements we have made for better access around our garden, and visitors will be able to see how resilient plants are after the tough winter weather.”

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Hands, Hooves and Horizons

22 June to 2 July Merlina Arts, Earsham

A trio of women are set to take over an art gallery with an exhibition of new work. The Merlina Arts Gallery will host Hands, Hooves and Horizons featuring the work of artists Jean Kiekopf, Nicola Eastell and Sue Willmer. The exhibition will feature a selection of contemporary paintings and sculpture at the gallery in Earsham, just outside Bungay.

Equestrian artist Nicola, who is based in Topcroft, said: “The exhibition is going to be very striking, we are all very different and we will all be bringing something distinct to the show.

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