Arts & Culture – August 2021
The Time Machine
BOOK NOW – From 14 September, various locations
Norwich Theatre Company The Keeper’s Daughter has used the recent lockdowns to create a brand new show which will embark on an East Anglian tour this autumn. Based upon H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, this dynamic, new, one-person production is a family show featuring puppetry, physical theatre, contemporary gadgets and electronic soundscapes, and has been designed to play community spaces such as village halls, churches and pubs, as well as theatres and arts centres. The show will open at The Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft on Tuesday 14 September and a full list of venues can be found at:
Magic of Thailand Festival
14-15 August, Eaton Park, Norwich
Experience a weekend of Thai culture without leaving the county. The festival starts with a traditional food offering to Buddhist monks and includes traditional music and dancing, Muay Thai boxing, a Ladyboy show, Thai beer garden, Thai food and produce stalls, Thai massage and a children’s play area.
Feast in the Park
1, 7, 8, 21, 22, 28 & 30 August, Holkham Park
An incredible selection of street food, drinks, ice cream and sweet treats will be on offer, plus an outside bar in the cricket pavilion. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs and enjoy your feast overlooking the lake with Holkham Hall as your backdrop. Take a stroll around the park afterwards, or maybe head to the beach. No need to book, but there is a £5 car parking charge which is payable by card on arrival.
VW Whitenoise Festival
19-23 August, Norfolk Showground
Norfolk’s original VW festival is back! This quirky celebration of retro and performance motors includes live music, motoring displays and a wide range of family-friendly activities. Get your camping tickets before they’re gone!
BOOK NOW 23 November, UEA Norwich
Everyone’s favourite Lowestoft export, glam rock giants The Darkness are back in town following the release of their new album, Motorheart. With support from British Lion, the side project of Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris, the band will be performing their extensive back catalogue, as well as numbers from the new album, which will no doubt be brimming with their trademark guitar riffs, soaring falsetto and outrageous outifts. Their previous album, 2019’s Easter Is Cancelled, became the band’s fourth Top 10 album in the UK, topping the Official Charts Top 40 Rock Chart and the iTunes Rock Chart.
The Tempest – Open Air Theatre
6 August, Dalegate Market
Bring your own picnic, rugs and chairs and join open air Shakespeare specialists, The Pantaloons, on a voyage to an enchanted island full of adventure, romance, magic and…monsters!
Expect music and mayhem, poetry and puppetry in the Bard’s tale of shipwrecks, sorcerers and silly servants.
BOOK NOW 2 October, Epic Studios, Norwich
This brand new indoor location is sure to provide the biggest Bavarian celebration Norwich has seen in years. With a selection of authentic beers served in steins, plus traditional Bavarian food such as the iconic Bratwurst, get ready to partei! Live Oompah music will be provided by The Bavarian Strollers, returning once again to Norwich after their appearance on Sky’s A League of Their Own. They will be sharing the stage with Norwich party band NightTrain, who will have everybody’s toes tapping to their chart-topping anthems and Euro-Pop classics. Fancy dress is not obligatory but is highly encouraged – so get rooting round your wardrobes for your lederhosen.
Paul Zerdin – Hands Free
BOOK NOW September, various locations
America’s Got Talent winner Paul Zerdin is a British comic who has mesmerised audiences around the world with his ventriloquism skills and edgy brand of comedy. Expect masterful puppeteering, animatronic wizardry, and a good laugh.
All About Dogs
29-30 August, Norfolk Showground
Bring along your four-legged friend for two days of arena displays, expert advice, shopping and fun have-a-go activities. There’s plenty for humans to enjoy too!