What’s On In Norwich?

You’re never short of things to do throughout the year in Norwich and the month of May is no exception. Go and see some retro pop performers at the Let’s Rock Music Festival, take part in a charity cycle or watch Dream Girls. So, what’s on in Norwich this May?

Contemporary Art at Norwich Castle

How humans make sense of living in a city is the theme of a new art exhibition, opening this month at Norwich Castle. Titled ‘The World We Live In: Art and the Urban Environment,’ the exhibition includes donated art from the Arts Council Collection. It runs from May 21 right through to September 4, and tickets, priced £7 (adults) and £6 (children), are part of the cost of Castle’s Museum entry.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival

This year, the Norfolk & Norwich Festival celebrates its 250th Anniversary. As part of the programme the National Centre for Writing also plans to celebrate 10 years of Norwich being a
UNESCO City of Literature. It’s set to take place from May 27 to 29.

Let’s Rock Norwich

It’s been too long since we’ve had mass gatherings – and way too long since we’ve seen some of the stars of the upcoming Let’s Rock Norwich festival performing in person. And yet, we’ll be able to savour both at the end of this month.

Mums, dads and Millennials who love a bit of retro pop or – in the case of the over 50s, just want to get all nostalgic – will love Let’s Rock. That’s because they’ll see, onstage, huge bill-topping 80s acts such as The Human League, Billy Ocean, Level 42 and Nik Kershaw. Each will be blasting out their old hits and showing why they’re still around – and relevant – today.

Set in the city’s Earlham Park on May 28th the all-day event (11am to 11pm) is definitely not to be missed. Tickets cost £11.25 from www.letsrocknorwich.com. They’ll be talking about it for weeks afterwards…

Norwich 100/60/30 Cycle

It’s not too late to sign up for #TeamBigC and the Norwich cycle run which takes place on May 29th. Starting at Norwich City Hall, the route veers through the city, out into local villages and – for those tackling the 100-mile route – out to the coast. Finish at Norwich Lower School. Those who raise at least £50 will receive a free T-shirt and exclusive Big C medal. To take part, find out more here.

Dream Girls

‘Soulful and Sizzling’ with ‘spine-tingling’ vocals – that’s how the latest offering from Norwich Theatre has been billed. And it’s easy to see why. It’s the story of three girls intent on carving out a career for themselves in the cut-throat American music industry during the 1960s. Fresh from London’s West End theatre scene, it features song classics such as ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’ and ‘One Night Only’. From May 31 to June 11, book tickets here.

Kendal Mountain Tour

Mountain climbers and adventurers will love this evening of film and talks on adventure in spectacular locations. Travellers, athletes and activists will all be telling their stories on film to international movie maker and photographer Matt Pycroft. He specialises in working in hostile and remote environments such as Alaska and Sub-Saharan Africa. The event, on May 21, is held at the University of East Anglia. Entry is £10/£18. Pay on the night


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Fancy finding out some interesting and surprising facts about Norwich? Read about them here.