What’s On In Norwich?

Festivals, Burlesque dancing and sneaking behind the theatre curtain – as ever there’s plenty to do in Norwich this month. Can you pack it all in? Surely, it’s not possible. Then again, it does sound an awful lot of fun:


Bure Valley Railway Cream Tea Treat


Enjoy a bowl of strawberries and cream with your steam when you hop on board the train every weekend in July. Yep, no need to go all the way to Wimbledon to enjoy this very British treat. When you’re a fee-paying passenger, you can tuck in for free at the Whistlestop Café at Aylsham Station.


An Evening of Burlesque


It’s all glitz, glamour and revelations at this fab Burlesque extravaganza at the Theatre Royal on July 8. Sit back and be entertained by cabaret, comedy and circus skills. It’s old-fashioned entertainment that’s very much still relevant today. 


Circus Cortex – Norwich 


Acrobatic skills, gymnastic dancing and even tight-rope walking (with a unicycle)? That’ll be the Circus Cortex then! This troupe of Ukrainian skilled performers will be at Catton Park from July 8, 9 10 and then again on July 15, 16 and 17. 


Shakespeare Festival


The Bard’s As You Like It is the choice of The Lord Chamberlain’s Men for this year’s play at the very atmospheric Norwich Cathedral Cloister. For two nights from July 8.


Run Norwich 10K


You know you want to… this year’s 10K is on July 17. Running Magazine voted it ‘Best 10K in the UK.’ It’s like a tourist run of the city, taking in Norwich Castle, the Cathedral, Norwich City FC’s Carrow Road stadium for starters. Get your trainers ready for July 17.


Norwich Creative Craft Fair


Learn how to upcycle and paint furniture, master the art of macramé, create stunning collages and make art by gelli printing. Norwich Creative Craft Fair is running a series of workshops on July 17. Located at The Hall, there will also be crafts, music and plenty of food. 


Bugs & Beasts Weekend


Creepy crawlies and bees are the big guest stars at this kids’ crafting and fun, free educational event. Organised by Norwich Science Festival and taking place on July 23 and 24, CBeebies Jess French will be stopping by to add interest and laughs.


Open Day at Norwich Theatre Royal 


Ever wanted to tread the boards? Well, this is kinda close – it’s going behind the scenes to find out how a professional show is put together. You’ll get a guided tour and the opportunity to take part if workshops on lighting and costume design. You can also check out some of the wonderfully glitzy and outrageous panto costumes. So, get along to Norwich Theatre Royal on July 24.


Magic of Thailand


Eaton Park becomes a little slice of Thai on July 30 and 31. Try out some delicious Thai street food and beer – but wait until after you’ve participated in a Thai massage (and we do mean participate). Love the Ladyboy shows and laugh at the ‘I’m British, Get me out of here’ eating competition. Then there’s the Thai dancing and Muay Thai demonstrations. So much going on – you’ll never get Thai’red at the Thai Experience.


Norwich Pride


The city gets its rainbow colours on at the end of July with the annual Norwich Pride march at 1pm from the City Halls. Afterwards it’s stalls, entertainment and shows at Chapelfield Gardens until 6pm. Oh, and there’ll be an all-day party at Theatre Street. It’s fun, feisty and gets bigger every year, the 14th Norwich Pride Festival is on July 30. Be there or be square.


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