Norwich Dragon Festival, 12 – 27 Feb 2011
The Norwich Dragon Festival involves two weeks packed full of over 60 dragon-related activities for all the family, with 49 events being free. It runs from Saturday 12 to Sunday 27 February 2011 (the second week being half-term) at around 30 venues across Norwich.
The events are linked to the symbol of the dragon and celebrate its role in the heritage and culture of Norwich. It is back by popular demand following the success of the first Festival in February 2009.Spring Literary Festival
Spring Literary Festival, 01 Feb 2011Thur 30 Jun 2011
A glittering array of writers come to the University of East Anglia (UEA) for its literary festival. Including this year Alice Oswald and Sadie Jones. Past participants have included: Don Paterson, Laila Lalami, Joshua Ferris and many more. Come and enjoy some superb readings and lectures. All events commence at 7pm in Lecture Theatre 1, University of East Anglia.
An Evening of Fashion and Beauty - A Charity Fashion Show at Jarrolds, Thur 03rd Mar 2011
Join us at this very special event to raise funds for Rotary House for the Deaf, where we will be showcasing some of our favourite looks for Spring and Summer from a selection of our exclusive fashion brands, and we'll be sharing some of our top beauty tips.
There will be lots more to enjoy including a raffle and our fashion floor will be open for shopping or browsing too.
The Pantry, floor 3 Tickets £10 - including a glass of wine are available from Angi Goldsmith, call 01603 626170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from ticket and raffle sales to Rotary House for the Deaf - supported by Norwich Civic Charity Appeal 2010-11.
Basketry: Making Human Nature, Tue 08th Feb 2011Sun 22nd May 2011
Basketry: Making Human Nature brings together traditional and contemporary basketry from Western Amazonia, North America, Oceania, Africa, Japan, South-East Asia and Europe. The exhibition reveals the extraordinary uses of basketry technology and asks us to consider its place in human culture.
Amongst the works are stunning shields from North East Congo and the Solomon Islands, fish traps from Cameroon, Ghana and Thailand, a colourful gorget from the Society Islands, Egyptian shoes, masks from the Salampasu of Angola and baskets from across the globe. The exhibition also includes large-scale basketry such as a reed boat from Lake Titicaca in Peru, a fishing weir from Papua New Guinea and a woven architectural wall panel from Guy's Hospital in London by artist Thomas Heatherwick.
Spectacular contemporary art and design by leading artists including Mary Butcher, Ueno Masao and Lois Walpole will be on display. The exhibition will also feature new commissions and works by artists responding to the gallery spaces and the themes in the exhibition, and showing how basketry is being utilised today.
Basketry: Making Human Nature is a Sainsbury Institute for Art project and has been developed by the Sainsbury Centre and the School of World Art Studies and Museology at the University of East Anglia. The exhibition has been curated by Professor Sandy Heslop.
Spring exhibition admission £4, concessions £2; family admission £8, concessions £6; school groups £1 per person. Free to Sainsbury Centre Friends, UEA and NUCA staff and students.
UEA Symphony Orchestra & choir, Sat 02nd Apr 2011
UEA Symphony Orchestra & choir in the Cathedral Nave, Sat April 2nd, 1930pm - 2100pm.
South Wales Male Voice Choir, Sat 11th Jun 2011
South Wales Male Voice Choir in Norwich Cathedral Nave, Sat June 11th, 1930pm - 2130pm
Wind in the Willows, Sun 26th Jun 2011
Wind in the Willows at Norwich Cathedral in Cloister Garth. Sun June 26th, 1500pm - 1700pm
Lord Mayor’s Celebration, Thur 07th Jul 2011Sun 10th Jul 2011
Four days of fun and celebration, including a street procession, fireworks, music festival, funfair, outdoor theatre, cinema and comedy, dancers, street artists and lots more.
This is the city’s biggest community celebration, set in the heart of Norwich, bringing colour, music and laughter to the streets.
Shakespeare Festival: Romeo & Juliet / Twelfth Night, Tue 12th Jul 2011Sat 16th Jul 2011
The return of the very popular Shakespeare Festival at Norwich Cathedral: Romeo & Juliet / Twelfth Night in Cloister Garth. Tues July 12th - Sat July 16th, 1900 - 2200. Booking highly recommended and don't forget to take a picnic!
Norwich Big Screen open weekend, Fri 22nd Jul 2011Sun 24th Jul 2011
Norwich’s Big Screen on Chapelfield Plain will host the outdoor cinema this year, but first we need you to tell us what you want to watch! The focus is on family favourites this year and the film shown will be one of the following; The Jungle Book, The Sound of Music, Shrek.
Children’s summer holiday activities, Tue 26th Jul 2011Sun 28th Aug 2011
There will be lots going on in the city’s parks and open spaces to keep the little ones entertained over the summer. More information on the NCC website
For Information about more events please visit www.norwichevents.co.uk